Palm Springs air museum flower drop PALM SPRINGS, Calif- - More than 3,000 red and white carnations were dropped from a B-25 Mitchell bomber Monday over Palm Springs in honor of fallen soldiers.The Palm Springs Air Museum hosted the annual Memorial Day celebration starting at 11 a.m. with an unveiling of a Clay Lacy Lear jet, according to the museum's website. Two hours into the event, the bomber dropped the flowers to salute "fallen comrades."All flowers dropped from the plane were available to be taken home by visitors, organizers said.The event will also hosted a special presentation from Lt. Col. Russ Mulvaney, who was a B-24 Tail Gunner during World War II, along with special guest Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend.Until the flower drop and fly-by at 1 p.m., visitors were also allowed to enjoy flight exhibitions or take a ride in a warbird.Flights in the warbirds range from $99 per person all the way up to $1,895 and should be booked in advance, organizers said. All flights are subject to weather, mechanical conditions and pilot availability with no children younger than 13 allowed in the cabin. https://www.kesq.com/news/air-museum-set-for-annual-memorial-day-flower-drop/1081267103
Sanchez had a team-leading 11 tackles and finished with 117, tying Kawika Mitchell for second-best all-time at USF. It was four off the program’s all-time single-season mark. ... Attendance was 21,712. USF sold more than 5,000 of its 7,400-ticket allotment. Bulls coach Willie Taggart paid $10,000 to cover the cost of 500 student tickets (discounted to $20 in a deal with USF’s student government). ... WKU senior QB Brandon Doughty finished with a school-record 5,055 passing yards, while setting a Football Bowl Subdivision records for most touchdown passes over two seasons (97). ... USF opens next season against Towson on Sept. 3, 2016. There’s a home game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 10, a trip to Syracuse on Sept. 17 and a home game against Florida State on Sept. 24.
Patricia Mitchell, president and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, December 17, 2015, will be retiring on December 31. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
If résumés included reasons for leaving jobs, a phrase that would pop up repeatedly on Patricia Mitchell's is, "but then I realized I really missed the arts."
It's what the veteran arts administrator said to herself when she left a job with a Los Angeles literacy agency to become president and CEO of the Ordway in 2007. It's also what she said several times earlier when her career detoured to non-arts jobs, whether it was working on John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign or consulting on a science and technology project in New Jersey.
Mitchell, who will retire from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday -- the end of the year -- comes by her love of the arts naturally. Her father directed the first-ever production of the Thornton Wilder classic "Our Town" in New Hampshire and her parents met at an acting sc... http://www.twincities.com/stage/ci_29308767/retiring-ordway-leader-patricia-mitchell-plans-stay-close