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1728 James Cook captain/explorer, discovered Sandwich Islands 1811 Isaac Singer, American inventor (d. 1875) 1811 Stevens Thomson Mason, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843) 1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919) 1872 Emily Post authority on social behavior, writer (Etiquette) 1896 Edith Brown, survivor of the Titanic (d. 1997) 1908 Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984) 1911 Leif Erickson, American actor and singer (d. 1986) 1913 Joe Medicine Crow, American tribal historian and anthropologist 1918 Teresa Wright, American actress (d. 2005) 1920 Nanette Fabray, American actress 1921 Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist 1922 Ralph Kiner, American baseball player 1923 Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997) 1924 Ruby Dee, American actress 1925 Warren Christopher, American diplomat and 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011) 1926 H.R. Haldeman, American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993) 1928 Kyle Rote football half-back (NY Giants 1951-61) 1930 Bill George NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams) 1932 Dolores Moore, American baseball player (d. 2000) 1932 Sylvia Plath, American poet (d. 1963) 1933 Floyd Cramer, American popular pianist (d. 1997) 1935 Frank Adonis, American actor 1937 Lara Parker, American actress 1939 John Cleese, British actor and writer 1940 John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002) 1940 Maxine Hong Kingston, American writer 1941 Dick Trickle, American auto racer 1942 Lee Greenwood, American singer 1943 Carmen Argenziano, American actor 1943 Jerry Rook, American basketball player 1945 John Kane, actor/writer 1946 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004) 1946 Steven R Nagel Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, STS 61-A, STS 37) 1946 Terry J Hart Pittsburgh Penn, astronaut (STS 41C) 1947 Terry Anderson AP correspondant/US hostage held in Lebanon 1949 Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band) 1950 Fran Lebowitz, American writer 1951 K.K. Downing, English guitarist (Judas Priest) 1953 Michael A Baker Memphis Tenn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43) 1953 Robert Picardo, American actor 1954 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist 1957 Jeff East, American actor 1958 Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran) 1959 Rick Carlisle, American basketball coach 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player 1963 Marla Maples, American actress and model 1966 Matt Drudge, American blogger 1967 Steve Almond, American author 1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver) 1970 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth) 1971 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer 1972 Brad Radke, American baseball player 1973 Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher 1978 Stephanie Abrams, American meteorologist 1982 Patrick Fugit, American actor 1982 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player 1984 Bam Doyne, American basketball player 1984 Brady Quinn, American football player 1986 Jon Niese, American baseball player 1987 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player 1987 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (birth date disputed) 1988 Evan Turner, American basketball player 1994 Eddie Alderson, American actor 1995 Cooper Pillot, American actor]]]]> ]]>

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Martin and Mosher inducted as ERDC Distinguished Civilian Employees

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Dr. William "Bill" Martin and Dr. Reed Mosher (photos courtesy ERDC)

The U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center will induct two former employees to the Waterways Experiment Station Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. in the ERDC Headquarters Auditorium.

Dr. Bill Martin and Dr. Reed Mosher will join the ranks of more than 100 former employees whose significant career achievements left a lasting impression on both ERDC and the nation.

Martin and Mosher both served as directors of laboratories at the ERDC. Both pioneered technologies that proved to be life saving for American Soldiers and both left behind a remarkable legacy when they retired from federal service.

Each year, the ERDC inducts new members to the gallery, the highest honor bestowed to those who have worked at WES in Vicksburg.

Martin, a U.S. Army veteran, ended his 41-year ERDC career in 2013 as director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. In that role, he led a $90 million research program that provided cutting-edge technology solutions to more than 500 projects around the world. Martin was also instrumental in updating the lab’s world-class facilities, including the development of a state-of-the-art Ship Simulator Complex, which allows engineers and pilots to simulate ports, harbors and maritime environments all over the world.

Martin is also remembered for being a leader in addressing complex groundwater issues on military installations, as well as for leading a team that performed emergency modeling of the Sava River in Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of the 1st Armor Division’s peacekeeping role after the Balkan War. His team provided daily river condition forecasts and answered engineering questions for more than 450 consecutive days, which led to the creation of the WES Tele-Engineering Program. Today that program is known as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reachback Operations Center, which is located in Vicksburg and connects deployed troops in the field to subject-matter experts back home who can help solve engineering challenges for them.

Mosher, who spent 40 years as a federal employee, retired as director of the Information Technology Laboratory  in 2018. Under his leadership, the lab’s staff grew by 108%, becoming the second largest ERDC laboratory. He also oversaw the construction of a 66,000 square-foot expansion to the laboratory, and his vision for a new secure computing facility is under construction and scheduled for completion later this year.

Before his ITL role, Mosher served as the lead technical director for military engineering in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, where he was also directly involved with assessments after some of the world’s most notorious attacks and bombings — Oklahoma City in 1995, the U.S. Embassies in Africa in 1998 and the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. He was instrumental in developing new technologies designed to protect soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan from rockets, mortars and other explosives.

Even after their retirements, both inductees are still involved with the ERDC today. Martin is a member and served as the 2019 president of the ERDC Alumni Association, while Mosher is the director of the Mississippi State University Institute for Systems Engineering Research, a partnership initiative with the ERDC.

 

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Vicksburg police make a drug bust after brief pursuit

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James Morris (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Tuesday on drug charges after a brief pursuit.

James Morris, 30, of Vicksburg was arrested shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on U.S. Highway 80 just outside the city limits. The officers found that Morris was in possession of crack cocaine.

Charged with one count of possession of cocaine, Morris appeared Tuesday before Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court for his arraignment. Carpenter bound him over to the Warren County grand jury on a $30,000 bond.

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Williams arrested for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall

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Felix Williams (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg, for two separate burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall.

For a break-in Sunday, Oct. 11, into the mall and Jordan’s, Williams was charged with two counts of business burglary. Williams was also charged with two counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny for the Oct. 2 burglary at the Sports Addition.

Monday, Oct. 12, Judge Angela Carpenter in the Vicksburg Municipal Court set Williams bond at $400,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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