ESPN broadcaster’s wife killed in crash

by Anthony Payero

ESPN anchor Chris Berman lost his wife due to a horrid car accident in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon, according to ESPN president John Skipper.

Katherine Ann Berman, 67, was a school teacher. The crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Route 64 in Woodbury. Two cars were involved, and both drivers were killed. Edward Bertulis, 87, was the other driver.

In the aftermath of the collision, Berman’s 2003 Lexus SC 430 went off road and overturned into some water. State police told the Hartford Courant Bertulis’s 2003 Ford Escape struck a pole and rolled onto its roof.

Nancy Bertulis, Edward’s daughter, revealed that he had just left the cemetery where he visited his wife’s grave, who died in 2015, according to the Courant.

“This is a difficult time for both families,” Nancy Bertulis said on behalf of her siblings in a statement. “We would appreciate our privacy as we grieve our loss. My father was healthy and happy and drove the speed limit.”

The Berman family was in preparation for the patriarch’s 62nd birthday, which was on Wednesday. Chris and Kathy Berman were married for more than 33 years. The couple had two children, Doug and Meredith. kathy-chris-berman-espn-killed-dies-car-accident

Berman was in attendance for the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants game when New York police broke the news to him.

Berman began his career after graduating from Brown University with ESPN in 1979. Although he stepped down from his role as lead anchor for the network’s “Sunday NFL Countdown”, he remains under contract with the company.

Skipper shared kind words in a statement released on Wednesday.

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This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend. Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years,” he said. “We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”

Bethune Cookman University Graduates Turn Their Backs to Betsy DeVos

By: Jennifer Urena

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was met with the backs of Bethune Cookman Graduates after students decided to stand up and turn around during her commencement speech Wednesday.

While DeVos gave her opening statement at the graduation ceremony her speech was drowned out by “booing” and remarks made towards her.

This was followed by graduates in the audience standing up out of their seats and facing the back of the room, with their backs towards DeVos.

Several videos have surfaced of the graduation ceremony, including one of a young man running up and down the isle cheering the graduates on as they decide to stand up. Towards the end of the video the man is seen being escorted out by security.

 

 

Graduates refused to sit down causing school President Edison Jackson to interrupt Devos and ask students to take a seat.

“If this behavior continues your degrees will mailed to you,” said Jackson.

After the warning graduates began to take their seats and allow DeVos to continue her commencement.

Protest against DeVos immediately began after she was announced the guest speaker at Bethune Cookman. According to CNN a 2010 graduate led a group that gathered nearly 60,000 signatures asking the university not to let her speak at the ceremony.

Alumni and students of the university took to Twitter to voice their opinion on DeVos being the commencement speaker and the actions taken by graduates.

President Trump fires FBI Director Comey

by Anthony Payero

President Trump shocked the country with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey Tuesday. Comey led the investigation around Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The President kept his answer short and sweet when asked about his decision regarding Comey.

“He was not doing a good job, very simply,” Trump said.

Before seeing the media in the Oval Office, Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. He denied that Comey’s firing interfered with his meeting with the Russians.

President Trump continued his reasoning for letting go of Comey on Twitter early Wednesday morning.

Vice President Mike Pence supported the President’s decision to let go of Comey in front of the press at Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning.

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“President Trump provided strong and decisive leadership,” Pence said. “I’m grateful for the action the President has taken. I’m confident as we go forward that the President will choose an individual who will be able to restore the confidence of our nation in our leading law enforcement agency.”

The President is confident that the next director will do a more suitable job.