Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Life of Richard Schweiker

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff to honor former United States Senator and Secretary of Health and Human Services Richard Shultz Schweiker.“Richard Schweiker served Pennsylvania with distinction and grace as a congressman, senator and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Frances and I extend our condolences to the friends and family of this great public servant.”Schweiker, 89, of Norristown, had a long and storied career of public service, including his service in the United States Navy during World War II. He began his elected service to the country in 1960, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district in Montgomery County. He served in the United States Senate from 1969 until 1981.In 1981, Schweiker was sworn in as the 14th Secretary of Health and Human Services. He retired in 1983 after 22 years of public service.State flags shall remain at half-staff until interment. Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Life of Richard Schweiker August 04, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2013: David Ferrer defeats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach last 32 for sixth year in a row

first_imgDavid Ferrer’s Wimbledon record is much like his tennis: consistent and dogged but spectacularly unspectacular.The 31-year-old Spaniard has reached the third round here for the sixth year in a row but has only one quarter-final appearance to show for all his hard work in 10 previous appearances at the All England Club.Ferrer is through to the last 32 once again thanks to a typically hard-working victory over his fellow Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut. Ferrer, who will climb to at least No 3 in the world rankings after Wimbledon, won 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 but was pushed hard by the world No 60.The victory was typical of so many Ferrer performances. Although he lacks the big weapons that so many of his rivals can call upon, he is a model of consistency. Nobody works harder for his points as Ferrer creates winning situations with his aggressive ball-striking from the back of the court, manoeuvring opponents out of their comfort zone.Bautista Agut is playing in his first Wimbledon – he failed in three previous attempts to qualify – and has never gone beyond the second round of a Grand Slam tournament yet he has plenty of talent. Although most comfortable when grinding out points from the back of the court, the 25-year-old was not afraid to use subtle variations of pace and even tried serve-and-volley on occasions.After two false starts because of the rain – play was even halted after the first point because the damp Court One surface was deemed to be dangerous – Ferrer broke immediately.The last two points of Bautista Agut’s first service game summed up Ferrer’s relentless spirit as the server was outrallied and forced into backhand errors. Bautista Agut broke back immediately but after another break Ferrer served out for the set after 43 minutes.Bautista Agut took the second set with a single break of serve, Ferrer double-faulting on break point, and twice came back from a break down to take the third set into a tie-break, only for Ferrer to win it 7-4. The underdog hung on well in the fourth set, but at 5-5 he was broken, netting a forehand on break point. Ferrer, who will now play the Ukrainian world No 24, Alexandr Dolgopolov, served out for victory when Bautista Agut hit a return wide on the first match point.last_img read more

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