A Mass of Remembrance for the two Notre Dame students who died in a swimming team bus accident 20 years ago will take place today at 8 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. University President Fr. John Jenkins will preside over the Mass and University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy will deliver the homily. Twenty years ago today, a bus was bringing the Irish women’s swimming team back to campus from a meet at Northwestern University in the middle of a heavy snowstorm when it slid off the Indiana Toll Road and rolled over. Freshmen Meghan Beeler of Granger, Ind., and Colleen Hipp from St. Louis, died in the accident. Many of the other swimmers, coaches and staff were injured, according to a University press release. The press release stated that today’s Mass will be held in memory of Beeler and Hipp, in thanksgiving for healing and in appreciation to members of the University and local communities who responded to the accident.
Cynthia Erivo Kelli O’Hara (Photo: Matthew Murphy, Joan Marcus, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Lin-Manuel Miranda Christian Borle Star Files The Olympic Games begin on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro! Whether you’re stoked to be camping out on your couch to watch sports for the next 16 days or just hope the Spice Girls perform like last time, the hype for this historic ritual is very real. There will be 28 sports covered in this years Games, including golf and rugby, which are newbies. For fans who are confused by the sportsball (don’t worry, we feel ya), here are five totally random talents from our Broadway faves that should have their own Olympic event!1. Victory DancingWe’ve already watched a bunch of Broadway faves duke it out for a mic—how great would this be? The judges would for sure give Kelli O’Hara extra points for adorableness—and no one will ever dethrone those worm skills.2. Chair ThrowingWith her dedication to fitness and vocal athleticism, The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo is a Broadway Olympian through and through and would definitely take home the gold in this event. Did you know she’s training for the New York Marathon? Hell yes, girl!3. Tap Dance Trash TalkingYou know it’s about to go down when Something Rotten!’s Bard and Nick Bottom are clicking their heels. This is basically the Renaissance equivalent of an epic rap/Cabinet battle (another honorable mention for talents that should be Olympic events). Run and tell that, Shakespeare!4. Playing AirplaneImagine the hilarity that would ensue if we got to watch a slew of stage faves try to master this talent! Fun Home’s Gabriella Pizzolo and Michael Cerveris know that it’s all about teamwork, and this will forever be a baller party trick to whip out at future Fun Home cast reunion shindigs.5. Emptying Claw MachinesIs there anything this non-stop man can’t do? Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda has got a Pulitzer prize, a Grammy, an Emmy and three Tony Awards. Why not add a gold medal to the list? View Comments Brian d’Arcy James View All (5)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 74-year-old man was shot dead and a 72-year-old woman was critically wounded by two gunshots in Westbury on Saturday night, Nassau County police said.Third Precinct police officers found the victims upon responding to a call reporting a person shot at a Waterbury Lane home at 9:40 p.m., police said.The female victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries and is listed in critical condition. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not immediately released.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.