Margaret Nast Lewis, 101, of Cambridge, and Salisbury Cove, Maine, died on Nov. 23, at Mount Auburn Hospital. Lewis had a long and celebrated career teaching physics at several renowned universities and colleges. She joined the faculty of the Harvard College Observatory in 1961, and remained there until her retirement in 1986.A daughter of the late Warren Harmon Lewis and Margaret Reed Lewis, Margaret Nast Lewis was born Aug. 21, 1911, in Baltimore. She grew up and attended schools in Baltimore with her siblings, the late Warren R. Lewis and Jessica Lewis Myers. Much of her childhood was spent in Salisbury Cove, where her parents were founding members of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Lewis was active in her support of the laboratory, endowing the Lewis Science Lecture series named for her sister, and and funding many building and scientific endeavors. Lewis graduated from Goucher College in 1931 with an A.B. in physics. She received a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1937.After her retirement from Harvard, Lewis taught and took classes at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. She published several poems and was working on a children’s book about a dragon named Fung Ling before her death. A great admirer of nature, Lewis had a particular fondness for the native flora and fauna of Mount Desert Island. She will long be remembered for feeding “Chippy,” a chipmunk she trained to eat peanuts from her hand.She is survived by many family members. A celebration of Lewis’ life will be held in Salisbury Cove next summer. Donations in her memory may be made to the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, P.O. Box 35, Salisbury Cove, ME 04672. Funeral arrangements are being made by Keefe Funeral Home in Cambridge.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department charged one person with multiple violence-related felonies Wednesday afternoon. According to a news release, police charged 20-year-old Lavon I. Smith of Binghamton with the following: 2 counts of attempted murder in the 2nd degree, a felonyCriminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, a felonyReckless endangerment in the 1st degree, a felony Around 4:08 p.m, officers from the patrol division responded to a report of multiple shots fired on Court and Alice streets. The Binghamton Police Department is asking anyone with information on this incident to contact detectives at (607) 772-7080. No injuries were reported in the shooting. Police determined shots were fired from a handgun at two people that were walking on the sidewalk. One of the bullets struck a building on the corner of Court and Griswold streets and another struck a vehicle that was driving west on Court Street. Authorities say an investigation revealed Smith to be responsible for the shooting. They say Smith was found at a location on Stuyvesant Street by Binghamton and Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force detectives.
By Nate RaymondNEW YORK, NY (Reuters) – Several defendants charged in a wide-ranging corruption case involving soccer’s global governing body FIFA are in talks with U.S. officials about possibly pleading guilty, a U.S. prosecutor said yesterday.Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Norris spoke at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court after U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen set a November 6, 2017, trial date for seven former soccer officials and one former marketing executive.“We are in ongoing plea discussions with several of these defendants,” Norris said.The eight defendants, who have all pleaded not guilty, are among the 42 individuals and entities charged so far as part of a U.S. investigation that has rocked Zurich-based FIFA and the soccer world.U.S. prosecutors accuse the defendants of participating in schemes involving more than $200 million in bribes and kickbacks, which were both sought and received by soccer officials for marketing and broadcast rights to tournaments and matches.To date, 16 people and two sports marketing companies have pleaded guilty to U.S. charges.The eight defendants facing the potential trial next year include former FIFA officials and executive committee members Jose Maria Marin of Brazil, Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay, Eduardo Li of Costa Rica and Julio Rocha of Nicaragua.Others include Miami-based sports marketing executive Aaron Davidson, Hector Trujillo, a judge from Guatemala and ex-official with its soccer federation, former Cayman Islands soccer official Costas Takkas and ex-Venezuelan soccer official Rafael Esquivel.In court yesterday, Norris said prosecutors had so far turned over to the defendants more than 10 million pages of evidence gathered in the probe.New evidence continues to come in, he said, including 24 binders full of documents which Swiss authorities provided last week.While Chen set November 2017 for when any trial would begin, she cautioned that the case’s schedule could be adjusted if any new defendants are charged or if new charges are addedThe plan to try all eight defendants together is expected to be challenged by lawyers for Napout, Takkas, Marin and Rocha, who said they would all file motions to have separate trials.An attorney for Napout also said he would move for a quicker trial.“Mr Napout’s speedy trial rights are being severely hampered,” said John Pappalardo, Napout’s lawyer.
MILWAUKEE — It may have taken three years, but Marquette finally got its revenge.Three seasons after Wisconsin escorted Marquette out of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-2 victory in Milwaukee, the No. 12 Golden Eagles (17-3-1) returned the favor, defeating the No. 24 Badgers 1-0 in front of 1,626 people at Valley Fields in Milwaukee Friday evening.”I think it was just a classic great game between two great teams, exciting, but we just did not make things go our way as well,” head coach Dean Duerst said. “In games like this, you say big players have got to step up and play, but I think our big player was our team today. We just didn’t all find it as a team today and that’s how games are won and lost sometimes.”The loss marked the end of an era for six Badger seniors including Erin Dubina and Becky Katsma, as well as captains Amy Vermeulen, Katy Lindenmuth, Jessica Ring and Marisa Brown.”They’re a great group, the neat thing about them is they’ll be very proud of their days at Wisconsin,” Duerst said. “They’re Big Ten Champions, they’ve been to NCAAs, that’s something they can walk away with and be very proud to be a Badger player. They’ve been part of history.”Wisconsin fell behind 36:46 into the game when Marquette freshman defender Katie Kelly took a free kick from the right side and sent the ball sailing on net for Marquette’s first and only score.Wisconsin goalkeeper Lynn Murray, playing close to the end line, got her hands on the Marquette offering, but the sophomore crossed behind the end line on the save, allowing the ball to cross the plane for the eventual game-winning tally.”Those are tough moments; in the end, this game is sometimes luck and that was a bounce that went Marquette’s way,” Duerst said.After failing to record a shot in the first half, the Badgers came out firing in the second half, out-shooting the Golden Eagles 7-5. However, the Marquette defense was up to the challenge, with goalkeeper Laura Boyer stopping both of UW’s shots on net and the defense disrupting both of Wisconsin’s chances on corner kicks.”They were definitely all over the place and they wanted it,” Brown said of the Marquette defense. “We wanted it too, but I think they just outworked us today.”Wisconsin pushed even harder in the waning moments of the physical contest; one that saw 42 fouls called and a pair of yellow cards handed out, eventually dropping only one defender back in its attempt for the equalizer. But the Golden Eagle defense refused to break as they scraped their way to the 1-0 victory.”I don’t think we played a good game, it was not a good way to end it definitely,” Brown said. “I really felt like we had our momentum going and then when they got that goal, I think it just put a damper on things.”Wisconsin was shut out for just the third time on the season, and for the first time since a 1-0 loss to Purdue in mid-October.”The thing is, we’ve been shut out when we had a lot of chances, but today we didn’t have enough [chances] because we didn’t play our game,” Duerst said.The Marquette defense stopped a Wisconsin offensive attack that had been on a tear during their recent seven-game winning streak, averaging nearly three goals a game during their stretch run to the postseason.”We got into a game where some players wanted to do some things individually, take too many touches and hit the home run ball and that’s not our style,” Duerst said. “I wanted to display the way we’ve been playing the last couple weeks, and we’ve been playing winning soccer.”