Former Michigan Football Star Has Passed Away

first_imgFans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)A Michigan football legend passed away over the weekend. Richard “Dick” Kempthorn passed away on Friday at the age of 92.Kempthorn began his collegiate career at Miami (Ohio) University before transferring to Michigan for the remainder of his career. Following the end of World War II, where Kempthorn served as an engine cadet, he made the move to Ann Arbor.The Wolverines finished the 1947 and 1948 seasons undefeated and were the No. 1 team in the final AP Poll in 1948. Kempthorn was named team MVP in 1949 as he payed fullback and linebacker for the team.The 1949 team finished the season at 6-2-1.Dick Kempthorn, MVP of 1949 Michigan team and war hero, dies at 92. Story from @TonyPaul1984— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) February 13, 2019Following his college football career, Kempthorn could have pursued a career in professional football. He was drafted in the 14th round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.He also became a second round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the All-American Football Conference Secret Draft in 1949.Instead of pursuing a career in professional football, Kempthorn went to work at his father’s automotive business in Canton, Ohio.He eventually served his country again in the Korean War as a fighter pilot. He flew over 100 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery during the war.Michigan inducted Kempthorn into the school’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992.last_img read more

Oakland Container Terminal Shuts Down

first_imgzoom The US West Coast Port of Oakland once again saw its Oakland International Container Terminal suspend yard and gate operations yesterday afternoon for the remainder of the day, after longshoremen who refused to work due to a dispute over staffing levels were dismissed, the port said in a notice. The new disruption comes a few days after the port reported a reduction in cargo backlog created by a labor contract dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 US West Coast ports. The parties signed a new labor contract back in February.Labor-management disputes created a logjam at all major West Coast ports over the last three months. The result was a coast-wide delay in releasing import containers to customers. At Oakland there was also a lag in placing loaded boxes on ships.The port planned to clear the cargo backup resulting from nine months of bargaining disputes in the next two months, but the latest disruption will only add to the existing congestion.The port saw its January cargo volumes dip by 32% compared to the same period in 2013.last_img read more