The Le Mans doors, once the entrance to Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, will be repaired and placed in the parlor of Haggar Hall.A new set of doors will welcome students and faculty this semester in Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s. Notre Dame alum Robert O’Grady and his wife Beverly, a graduate of Saint Mary’s, donated the doors.Special assistant to the SMC president Susan Dampeer said she worked with the O’Gradys throughout the process of creating the doors.“[Mr. O’Grady] loved Le Mans Hall but was very upset about the condition of our front doors,” Dampeer said. “He and I had talked about doing something about them but then he died unexpectedly. His widow Beverly, who knew about those plans, wanted to complete them in his honor.”Dampeer said Robert O’Grady was born and raised in Argentina. It was there that his family became acquainted with Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., who convinced the O’Grady family to send their son to Notre Dame and their five daughters to Saint Mary’s.Dampeer said O’Grady was a Renaissance man with an extensive knowledge of art. He and his wife were donors to both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, particularly to projects at the Snite Museum.A valued tradition for Saint Mary’s graduates is exiting Le Mans through the front doors at the beginning of the graduation ceremony, Dampeer said. O’Grady especially wanted the doors to shine during that important occasion for the graduates. Senior Kelsie Plesac was excited to hear about the new doors for commencement.“I think it is a very nice indicator of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s family, that this is something [O’Grady] felt he needed to do for Saint Mary’s students,” Plesac said.The old Le Mans doors were original to the building and had been in use since 1925.“Weather had taken a major toll on them and they could not be repaired adequately for outdoor use,” Dampeer said. “The old doors are being repaired and we hope to put them in Haggar Hall in the parlor if they can be retrofitted for that space.”The new doors were hand-carved by Verlin Miller, a local woodworker who has restored doors for Notre Dame in the past. Susan Dampeer said the new doors were constructed in the exact same way as the old doors were in 1925 — by hand and with the same tools.“The building has an old look to it, so an exact replica is nice because it doesn’t take away from the character of the building,” Plesac said. “It just revamps it.”Beverly O’Grady resides in New York and will be returning to Saint Mary’s in April to see the doors for the first time, Dampeer said. Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer The Le Mans doors, once the entrance to Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, will be repaired and placed in the parlor of Haggar Hall. Tags: Beverly O’Grady, Doors, Le Mans, Le Mans Hall, renovation, Robert O’Grady, saint mary’s, Susan Dampeer, Verlin Miller
December 18, 2020
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 62-year-old man was fatally struck by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train in his hometown of Mineola on Sunday night.Authorities said the victim, whose identity was not immediately available, was running northbound across the tracks at the Willis Avenue and Hinck Way foot crossing when he was hit at 10:25 p.m.He was pronounced dead at the scene. The 9:40 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma due in Penn Station at 10:59 p.m. was held at the scene.Service was partially suspended on the Main Line while investigators were on the scene.MTA police are continuing the investigation.
September 19, 2020
SIX teams will compete against one another in the annual Roy Fredericks Cup, billed for this Sunday at the Blairmont Estate ground. The defending champions, home team Blairmont Blazers, will face a strong challenge from D’Edward Sports Club, Young Warriors, Cotton Tree Die Hard, Metamorza CC (WBD) and Blairmont Under-19 – the other teams set to participate in the one-day tournament.Apart from the Roy Fredericks Cup tournament, the club has planned a complete day of sports.The day’s activity will see teams compete in 10/10 cricket, table tennis, volleyball, football and dominoes competitions.The table tennis competition will be played in the Under-15, Under-19 and Open categories. The volleyball will be a four-a-side tournament, while the football will be played with five players per team on short goal format.Interested individuals and team who wish to be a part of the activities can contact Shabeer Baksh on 628-6767 or Greens Massive on 627-5215.
September 18, 2020
Update on the latest sports Collin Morikawa, who missed a 6-foot putt in regulation for the win, missed a 3-foot par putt in the playoff.Berger closed with a 4-under 66, his 28th consecutive round at par or better dating to Oct. 11 at the Houston Open.Even over the final hour, a half-dozen players were still in the mix. All that was missing was the sound and energy of a gallery, with the PGA Tour not allowing spectators for the opening five events in its return.Commissioner Jay Monahan called it a phenomenal return because all 487 coronavirus tests at Colonial came back negative.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-SCENE Associated Press June 14, 2020 — Louisiana Tech officials say a football player has tested positive for COVID-19 and that he and some of his teammates have been instructed to self-quarantine for two weeks. School officials say contact tracing helped officials identify additional football players who could have been exposed. Louisiana Tech has not released the names of the players being required to quarantine and has not specified how many players were identified for possible exposure. The Bulldogs reported to campus in Ruston, Louisiana, on June 1 for physicals and medical testing. They began on-field conditioning during the past week and are scheduled to begin weight training this week.— An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The teams say the staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well. The team says all other staff members or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL’s testing protocol have tested negative as teams prepare to start voluntary small-group workouts on Monday. NHL mandatory training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement to returning to play later this summer.— The Spanish league says it will file criminal charges against a fan who ran onto the field during Barcelona’s match at Mallorca. Saturday’s match was played without fans but the youngster wearing an Argentina soccer jersey made it past security and took a photo of himself in front of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba. The league said the fan, who was not wearing a mask or gloves when he entered the field early in the second half, disobeyed orders from security personnel and broke health safety laws in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.AMERICA PROTESTS-NHLWhite NHL players find their voice on racism Kamara lauds Wallace’s courage after NASCAR’s trying weekHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A bit of normalcy returned to sports as a small number of fans were welcomed to Homestead-Miami Speedway. About 1,000 people, mostly military members and their families, attended Sunday’s NASCAR race.It was the first time NASCAR raced in front of fans since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports worldwide.Bubba Wallace wore a mask in the colors of the American flag as he stood for the national anthem. Wallace is the only full-time black driver in the Cup Series and had input in NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its events.New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was there to support Wallace. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-COLONIALBerger takes ColonialFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour completed a safe and successful return to competition, and so did Daniel Berger. He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole and then won the Charles Schwab Challenge by saving par behind the 17th hole in a playoff. UNDATED (AP) — The predominantly white sport of hockey has a checkered history of racism and a culture of not speaking out. The death of George Floyd in Minnesota has changed that.A number of white NHL players have decided to join their black counterparts in discussing the issue. More than 100 players have posted statements on social media.Kim Davis is the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact and the highest-ranked African American in the league. She says she thinks many players are realizing the truth about what she calls “the racial pandemic.” Floyd’s death in police custody has touched off an extraordinary reckoning of race and race relations, and sports have been part of it, from European soccer to the NFL. It has also made ripples in NASCAR, which like the NHL has predominately white athletes and, by most accounts, a largely white fan base.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-XFINITY VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBaseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order returnUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball appears headed to its shortest season since the 1870s.Baseball players have told the commissioner’s office that any more talks on starting the season would be pointless, and that owners should order a return to work.Union head Tony Clark said in a statement Saturday that “It’s time to get back to work. Tell us when and where.” Briscoe finds a way, wins Xfinity race at HomesteadHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Chase Briscoe lost much of his team and got a win for them. Briscoe survived two late cautions and a frantic overtime finish to prevail in the Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.The result added to a nightmarish weekend for Noah Gragson, who saw a huge lead slip away in the final laps for the second consecutive day. Gragson led late in Saturday’s race, also at Miami, before a caution tightened the field and gave Harrison Burton the chance to grab the win on the final lap.On Sunday, Briscoe was without crew chief Richard Boswell, car chief Nick Hutchins and engineer DJ Vanderley, all of whom began serving four-race suspensions for a safety violation that happened Saturday. So Briscoe — a big Tony Stewart fan growing up — got Stewart-Haas Racing competition director Greg Zipadelli to fill in as his crew chief and prevailed.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-KOERNER HURT Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accidentIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner (KOHR’-ner) has been injured in a jet ski collision on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.According to a police report, Koerner and his passenger, Cole Coffin, were hurt on Friday when their watercraft crashed into the side of a boat. Coffin was taken to a hospital by aircraft. There was no immediate word on his injuries or condition. Koerner was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The union’s action might lead to a season of about 50 games rather than the 82 initially proposed by MLB. The Major League Baseball Players Association could respond by filing a grievance that would be heard by arbitrator Mark Irvings, arguing players are owed hundreds of millions of dollars in damages due to a shorter season.MLB responded with a statement accusing the union of not negotiating in good faith and cited the March agreement that called for prorated salaries but did not obligate teams to play in empty ballparks. Clubs could file a grievance claiming the union did not meet its “good faith” obligation.Overall, this could spark lengthy litigation and could even prompt some star players to sit out.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— College officials haven’t come up with a consensus opinion on whether to announce how many of their athletes test positive for the coronavirus. Nearly half of the 66 Football Bowl Subdivision members that responded to an Associated Press inquiry said they were still deciding whether to announce the number of athletes with positive tests. Just over half of the schools will not release any numbers to the general public. Schools are trying to balance the public’s right to know during a pandemic against student privacy rights.