Frugal Carpenter Scrimped and Saved So He Could Give Full College Scholarships to 33 Strangers

first_img“Finally, I kind of was curious,” said the lawyer. “I asked him, ‘How much are we talking about, Dale?’ And he said, ‘Oh, just shy of three million dollars’ and I nearly fell out of my chair,” Nielsen told KCCI News.Schroeder grew up poor and didn’t have the chance to go to college, so he wanted to give “free rides” to Iowa kids whose grades qualified them, but who couldn’t meet the steep financial requirements.“He wanted to help kids that were like him, who wouldn’t probably have an opportunity to go to college, but for this gift.”RELATED: Billionaire Tells College Grads He Will Pay Off All $40 Million of Their Collective Student Loan DebtSince Schroeder’s death in 2005, his scholarships have funded 33 people and their dreams for college—and recently, those people came together to remember him and the selfless way he reframed their lives.His old lunch box sat on the table, as if to represent him, while the scholarship recipients shared stories of where they are now and what they’ve accomplished. And although Dale never had children, those 33 strangers now fondly refer to themselves as “Dale’s kids,” and that hits the nail right on the head.We think Dale would be extremely proud.(WATCH the video from KCCI-TV below) – Family photo via KCCI videoSHARE the LOVE on Social Media, and Brighten Someone’s Dreams of College… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDale Schroeder didn’t go to college, didn’t get married or have children, and he didn’t even own more than two pairs of jeans—but what the Iowa native did do, at the end of his life, was incredible.Born 100 years ago, Schroeder’s life reads like a promo for the skilled trades. He became a carpenter, worked 67 years at the same business in DesMoines, and put some of his money away while living frugally. He was quiet and shy, not often going against the grain.During his retirement, Schroeder decided he wanted to use the tidy sum he stashed in the bank to help his community, so he consulted attorney Steve Nielsen on how he could make it happen.last_img read more

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Saudi Arabian money wins £330m Berkeley Square race

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Law Society to launch legal challenge on legal aid

first_imgThe Law Society is set to launch a judicial review of the government’s move to drastically reduce the legal costs that defendants can reclaim if they are acquitted of a criminal offence. A regulation introduced by the Ministry of Justice at the end of October removed the power of the courts to refund ‘reasonable’ legal costs, and instead capped costs at legal aid rates. The Society said that this rate is ‘far short’ of the actual defence costs and will ‘hit hardest’ working taxpayers who are ineligible for legal aid. It said that ordinary people cleared of criminal charges might be forced to defend themselves or face financial ruin, and that miscarriages of justice could result. An early day motion opposing the government’s change has been tabled by Conservative shadow spokesman on legal affairs Henry Bellingham and has been signed by 27 MPs. Law Society president Robert Heslett said that the Society has lobbied on the issue and he has written to all members of the Justice Select Committee urging them to oppose the change. The Society’s action is being backed by the Police Federation of England and Wales. Chancery Lane has called on the government to reverse the change and said it will apply for judicial review on 15 December if no satisfactory response is received. Heslett said that the Society has been left with ‘little option’ but to take legal action. ‘Sometimes it is necessary to stand up against the tide which is eroding access to justice,’ he said. ‘Many people are not eligible for legal aid but are not on big incomes… Capping the repayment of costs in this way is not fair. ‘We consider that the government has used powers granted to it by parliament for an improper purpose and that is the basis of our challenge. Sadly, in our view, the government has been steadily eroding access to justice for years.’ Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said: ‘I am aware of a recent complex case where a client was cleared of grievous bodily harm charges. The lawyers successfully recovered most of the preparation costs from central funds. However, applying the new rates and scales which came into effect on 30 October, less than 17% in preparation costs would have been recovered, leaving the innocent client with around 80% of the costs.’ Stephen Smith, deputy general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: ‘The result of the proposed change will put the federation under severe financial strain or place police officers in a position where the direct cost to them is prohibitive to fighting a charge that they categorically deny. To that end, the new regulations are unfair and a backward step to equal access to representation and justice.’ London firm Kingsley Napley has been instructed by the Law Society. If the administrative court grants the Society permission to proceed with judicial review, the matter will come for final hearing around April 2010. Prior to the government regulation, acquitted individuals paying privately for their representation could recover their costs of defence from central funds. A Ministry of Justice spokesperson says: ‘While the Government accepts that acquitted defendants should continue to have access to Central Funds, it is essential that we also target our resources effectively, secure value for money for the taxpayer and control areas of overspend in our budget. ‘We believe that the rates we pay for criminal cases under legal aid are both fair and sustainable and should be available on the open market. ‘We believe that lawyers are able to provide a reasonable service at legal aid rates, but if a defendant wants to have, for example, a senior partner’s undivided attention, he may be prepared to pay more for a “premium service”, but would have to understand that he would not recover all of these costs.’last_img read more

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Boskalis wins Aberdeen contract

first_imgThe project will comprise 11 wind turbines with a capacity of 92.4 MW. Under the terms of the contract, Boskalis will handle all offshore elements for the wind farm, except the wind turbine supply.The scope of Boskalis’ work will include the design, procurement, fabrication, supply, transportation and installation of 11 suction bucket jacket foundations and scour protection; the procurement, supply, transportation and installation of inter array and export cables by Boskalis subsidiary VBMS; and the provision of the wind turbine transportation and installation vessel.Scheduled to commence in September 2017, the project will see foundations and cables transported and installed using Boskalis’ own equipment, including a fallpipe vessel, transport barges, a large floating sheerleg crane and a cable-laying vessel.Completion of the project is expected in the second quarter of 2018. The offshore wind farm is located approximately 3 km off the coast of Aberdeen, UK.  www.boskalis.comlast_img read more

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ICC to sentence DR Congo’s Bemba in bribery case

first_imgDR Congo Massacre Bemba Gombo Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DR Congo president.The International Criminal Court in The Hague acquitted the businessman-turned-rebel leader on appeal for war crimes and crimes against humanity three months ago — but a second minor case has continued to haunt him and his political ambitions.In June, a sharply divided five-judge ICC bench overturned Bemba’s 2016 conviction and 18-year jail term for murders, rapes and pillaging committed by his private army in the neighbouring Central African Republic in 2002-2003 and acquitted him.However, Bemba and five co-accused were found guilty on appeal in March of bribery, corruption and of coaching 14 defence witnesses in the main trial.Bemba, 55, was handed a year-long prison term and a 300,000 euro ($350,000) fine.ICC appeals judges, however, then ruled that the sentences of up to two-and-half years were too low and sent the case back for re-sentencing.Related ICC to send delegation of prosecutors to DR Congo DR Congo bans Jean-Pierre Bemba from presidencylast_img read more

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Pathfinder to Deliver S-band Satellite Terminals to Boeing

first_imgPathFinder Digital has received a contract from Boeing for the development and delivery of small form-factor S-band flat panel satellite terminals for government applications.  The Antennas/LNBs are only 8″x8″x4″ in size.  This award is a follow-on award to a contract also issued by Boeing for the development of larger, man-pack, S-band flat panel satellite terminals which were delivered last year; as well as larger, airline checkable, single-case flyaway S-band terminals which were delivered previously.  These terminals were designed and engineered to meet the customer’s unique specifications.PathFinder specializes in the development of mobile ground terminal satellite communications solutions engineered to meet the unique and particular needs of each project, primarily for military and government agency programs. They identify and develop the best solutions to meet the objectives of each set of communications requirements, including red/black architectures. PathFinder uses the best available products, re-engineered or developed if necessary, to create the most effective and cost-beneficial communications solutions.Click here to learn more about PathFinder’s Antenna Systems & Terminals.last_img read more

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Primary election runoff results in

first_img RelatedZamora edges Delgadillo in recountBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The race for Cameron County Constable Precinct 1 went down to the wire with all votes being tallied Wednesday night. Three votes separated Republican Pete Delgadillo from incumbent Horacio Zamora. Ten mail-in ballots came in after Election Day and over 600 provisional votes had to…November 15, 2012In “Gallery”Incumbents win in Port IsabelBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After a contentious election season, the makeup of the Port Isabel City Commission will remain the same, with all three incumbents winning their races. Three seats on the commission were up for grabs in the Saturday, May 5 election, including the mayoral seat…May 11, 2018In “News”Super turnout on Super TuesdayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com As expected, Cameron County polling places were humming Tuesday as voters came out to cast their ballots in the Texas Primary Elections. In the national races, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz secured the support of his home state, with 4,451 votes in Cameron…March 4, 2016In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe unofficial results for the May 24 primary runoff elections are in.In the race for Cameron County Judge, former Brownsville mayor and attorney Eddie Treviño, Jr. came out ahead of former Place 4 Commissioner Dan Sanchez. Treviño secured 54 percent of the ballots cast, receiving 9,163 votes to Sanchez’s 8,184.For Constable Pct. 1, which services the Laguna Heights area, incumbent Pedro “Pete” Delgadillo has secured his place as constable for another term. Delgadillo received 54 percent of the vote, with 262 ballots cast in his favor over challenger Armando Mora, who currently serves in the Port Isabel Police Department. Mora received 225 votes.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

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Strides of the student-athlete experience

first_img Share Strides of the student-athlete experience Senior Eddie Pagan reflects on his experiences at UWF. (Photo by Sean Sullivan) center_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida senior cross country runner Eddie Pagan has asserted himself as a top-tier runner in the Gulf South Conference. From a freshman walk-on, to a perennial top-finisher, Pagan has earned All-GSC First Team honors for three consecutive years. With all of his accolades and his achievements, the story of this runner is not one you would expect.Through extreme highs and devastating lows, Pagan’s story is a testament to the value of the NCAA DII student-athlete experience. Pagan embodies the traits to persevere through it all in the face of great adversity.Watch his journey in the video feature below.Strides of the student-athlete experience#ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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First Responders’ Efforts Deserve Appreciation

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享First responders have tremendous responsibilities. They are called to emergency situations and tasked with ensuring the welfare of people on the Kenai Peninsula whether by protection, removing them from harm’s way, saving or securing their property or administering first aid. The free BBQ will feature live music by Troubador North, and kids activities all while paying tribute to the Kenai Peninsula Troopers, Police, Fire and National Guard men and women who put themselves at risk to keep us safe. The BBQ is on Sunday, August 5, from 12-2pm, at Soldotna Creek Park. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) has organized a community BBQ to say thanks to our local first responders: “For several years we’ve put on a first responder appreciation dinner, and we’d invite the first responders and they would recognize individuals from their departments. Well we realized this year that what we really need is an opportunity for the public to thank the first responders for what they do for us everyday.” center_img Micciche: “You know, you just think of the last three or four years around here when fire fighters literally saved our town from wildfires. We’ve also had an increase in crime that has kept the Troopers and local police busy. This is really an opportunity for the public to come out and thank those men and women who put themselves at risk for us each and every day.”  In attendance will be members of the National Guard, CES, Kenai Police, Kenai Fire Department, Soldotna Police, Seward Police, Seward Fire, Nikiski Fire, AK State Troopers, Cooper Landing Emergency Services, Moose Pass Volunteer Post, Hope Sunrise Volunteer Fire, Peninsula Crime Stoppers and the Red Cross.last_img read more

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Cann Makes Walter Camp All-America Team

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. — The postseason accolades continue to roll in for USC senior offensive guard A.J. Cann who has been named named to the Walter Camp All-America second-team unit.Cann, a 6-4, 311-pounder from Bamberg, S.C., has been a four-year starter at guard for the Gamecocks. He has started 50 of the 51 games over the past four seasons, the second-most starts in Carolina history.A two-time captain, Cann helped lead a team that averaged over 33 points and 450 yards per game. Cann was named to the first-team All-America squad by CBSSportsline.com on Wednesday.Earlier in the week, he garnered first-team All-SEC honors awarded by the league’s 14 coaches, was a first-team All-SEC selection by College Sports Madness, and was a second-team All-SEC performer according to the Associated Press.The Gamecocks will travel to Shreveport to play Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 27.last_img read more

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