first_imgStage and screen star James Rebhorn died March 21 at his home in South Orange, N.J. According to The New York Times the cause of death was melanoma. He was 65. His aunts Jean, Dorothy and Florence, numerous cousins and their families, and many devoted friends also survive Jim. He loved them all, and he knows they loved him. Rebhorn is survived by his wife, Rebecca Linn, and his daughters, Hannah and Emma. He penned an incredibly touching obituary for himself, which we’ve printed in full below. James Robert Rebhorn was born on Sept. 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Ardell Frances Rebhorn, nee Hoch, loved him very much and supported all his dreams. She taught him the value of good manners and courtesy, and that hospitality is no small thing. His father, James Harry Rebhorn, was no less devoted to him. From him, Jim learned that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more or less time than a job poorly done. They gave him his faith and wisely encouraged him to stay in touch with God. –Jim Rebhorn, March 2014 His children made him immensely proud. Their dedication to improving our species and making the world a better place gave him hope for the future. They deal with grief differently, and they should each manage it as they see fit. He hopes, however, that they will grieve his passing only as long as necessary. They have much good work to do, and they should get busy doing it. Time is flying by. His son-in-law, Ben, also survives him. Jim loved Ben, who was as a son to Jim, especially through these last months. He is also survived by his wife, Rebecca Fulton Linn, and his two daughters, Emma Rebecca Rebhorn and Hannah Linn Rebhorn. They anchored his life and gave him the freedom to live it. Without them, always at the center of his being, his life would have been little more than a vapor. Rebecca loved him with all his flaws, and in her the concept of ceaseless love could find no better example. His Life, According to Jim Homeland star Rebhorn was most recently seen on stage last year in Roundabout’s Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. His notable Broadway credits included Prelude to a Kiss, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Had All the Luck, I’m Not Rappaport, Our Town and Dinner at Eight. He appeared on the big screen in films including Scent of a Woman, Independence Day, Real Steel, The Game, Meet the Parents, My Cousin Vinny and Cold Mountain. Jim received his BA at Wittenberg University and his MFA at Columbia. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Nu Zeta 624, a life-long Lutheran, and a longtime member of both the AMC and ACLU. Jim was fortunate enough to earn his living doing what he loved. He was a professional actor. His unions were always there for him, and he will remain forever grateful for the benefits he gained as a result of the union struggle. Without his exceptional teachers and the representation of the best agents in the business, he wouldn’t have had much of a career. He was a lucky man in every way. He is survived by his sister, Janice Barbara Galbraith, of Myrtle Beach, SC. She was his friend, his confidant, and, more often than either of them would like to admit, his bridge over troubled waters. View Commentslast_img read more

first_img“After more than 5,500 tests performed on all paddock personnel before their attendance at the Spanish, Andalucia and Czech GPs, one person in the paddock has tested positive for Covid-19,” said a statement.”The result was returned during testing undertaken ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix [August 16]. The person is a member of Dorna Sports team and is asymptomatic.”The individual is now self-isolating at their hotel.”As a precautionary measure, the championship has taken the decision to test any persons in secondary contact with the individual and each of them has returned a negative result,” added the organizers. Topics : MotoGP’s first case of coronavirus has been detected in the paddock at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, organizers said Saturday.The positive case was returned by a staff member of Dorna Sports, the world championship promoter.However, the individual is asymptomatic.last_img read more

first_img Comments Published on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr BOSTON – Sitting in the middle of the Wisconsin trio at Wednesday’s press conference, Ryan Evans turned his head right and shared a laugh with Jordan Taylor. To Evans’ left, Jared Berggren stared ahead beaming as if he had just been told a joke.The thought that the Badgers, in an effort to puzzle Syracuse, would differentiate from their trademark man-to-man defense and go zone was comical to the UW veterans.‘I’ve never played a second of zone defense since I’ve been at Wisconsin,’ said Taylor, UW’s senior guard. ‘… I don’t think you’re going to see that tomorrow.’Wisconsin is the best in the nation defensively, allowing 52.9 points per game and deploying a physical, Big Ten-style man-to-man defense. Syracuse has been held to less than that number just once, in a 52-51 win over Louisville on Feb. 13. The top-seeded Orange (33-2) scored 50 points in the second half of its 75-59 win over Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament’s third round last Saturday, getting its offense back on track. But the No. 4 Badgers (26-9) defense is a difficult test standing in the way of Syracuse’s first Elite Eight appearance since 2003.The two teams play Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the TD Garden in Boston. The winner will play against the victor of the No. 2 Ohio State and No. 6 Cincinnati matchup, a game played in the TD Garden after Syracuse’s matchup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s success against KSU came against the Wildcats’ man-to-man defense. Before that, Syracuse displayed trouble in matchups with zone defenses.So the question of whether Wisconsin would consider breaking out a zone defense was not out of left field with regard to the matchup. But Taylor said he heard head coach Bo Ryan say he played it one possession, was scored on and never went back.Wisconsin plays a physical, tough man-to-man, and it plays it very well.‘They stay in front of you,’ guard Brandon Triche said. ‘They’re not a team that’s going to overplay too much, try to pressure you too much, but they almost keep you in front so much that it makes you want to speed up and makes you want to do things that you’re normally not accustomed to, just because there’s not going to be as many easy shots.’One of the strongest aspects of Wisconsin’s man-to-man is its help-side defense. Ryan said the Badgers call their help-side defense ‘policemen.’ Triche said the way UW helps on defense is similar to a zone.The support system Wisconsin’s players provide on defense allow UW to protect in the paint and on ball screens. Against Syracuse, it could also be a factor if the Orange guards try and beat the Badgers off the dribble.‘They’re not going to give you anything,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his press conference Wednesday. ‘You’re not going to get anything easy against them. You have to execute and play well on the offensive end of the court.’All season long, the Wisconsin players have forced teams into low-percentage shots near the end of the shot clock. The Badgers rank 10th in the nation in field goal percentage defense (38.5 percent) and fourth in 3-point shooting percentage defense (28.8 percent). UW has allowed its opponents to make just 3.54 3-pointers per game – tops in the country.Syracuse got past Kansas State thanks in part to a 6-of-9 shooting game from 3. But as Triche said, Wisconsin’s defense sticks with its assignments. If the Orange drives, UW is not likely to overcompensate and allow a Syracuse guard to kick the ball out for an open triple.Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said the Badgers look even better on tape than they do on the score sheet. There’s a sense of the time Wisconsin commits to perfecting its defense, Hopkins said, and the players have high basketball IQs.‘You’re getting one shot, and it seems like you’re always taking a contested shot,’ he said, ‘and that’s what great defensive teams do.’Syracuse has been successful in matchups with man-to-man by utilizing its length, athleticism and ability to run. The Orange enters Thursday’s game against the Badgers with slight advantages in size and athleticism once again.But not many teams have attacked Ryan’s defense and succeeded. The Badgers have allowed 70-plus points in two of 35 games.Syracuse wants to be the third. And guard Scoop Jardine said it will be more about what the Orange does to execute on offense that determines the outcome.‘We’ve just got to run our sets, whatever defense the team is in,’ Jardine said. ‘We know they play like a soft man, where they’re going to help a lot, and they’re very grounded on defense. ‘They’re a very smart defensive (team). We know that, so we have to move the ball and help each other get open and get better shots, and I think if we do that, we should be fine.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more