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Harold E. McCabe, respected WWII veteran | Instant News


Harold E. McCabe, 95, from nearby Milton died peacefully at home in front of his family at sunrise Saturday, September 26, 2020. Born May 29, 1925, in Georgetown, he is the son of the late C. Russell and Agnes Donaway McCabe.

He attended Georgetown High School, and was one of the last members of Coach George Keen’s Golden Knight soccer squad which went unbeaten for nearly four consecutive seasons. On May 28, 1943, he enlisted with the US Coast Guard. Following basic training in New York, where he was taught martial arts by boxing champion Jack Dempsey and saw Sinatra at Paramount, he was sent to Camp Lejeune, NC, where he joined members of the US Marine amphibious force preparing for action in the Pacific. After arriving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December 1943, he was assigned to the Coast Guard Manned Transport Ship USS Leonard Wood. He was an active participant in the invasion of the Marshall Islands, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, Saipan, Palau and the Philippines. During this time he was a member of the LCVP crew landing troops on hotly contested beaches, sometimes under intense fire. During the Gulf of Leyte and Lingayen invasions of the Philippines, he was assigned to the anti-aircraft battery which was responsible for protecting his ship from kamikaze suicide plane attacks that later threatened the American fleet. After the war ended, he participated in the transfer of troops to Occupied Japan, and the return of countless combat veterans, something he remembered as an exhilarating experience for all. Seaman First Class McCabe was dismissed in March 1946.

Upon returning home, he immediately began a 35-year career with Delaware (now Delmarva) Power and Light. During the early years of his job, he participated in the rural electrification finish of Sussex County, a source of joy for a farming family who sometimes offered homemade pies and the occasional chicken as a token of appreciation.

On July 15, 1950, he married his lifelong lover, Louise E. Hurley of Milton, in the sanctuary of the Goshen Methodist Church. The couple settled in Georgetown, where they lived for 37 years before building a retirement home near Milton. He is a member of Franklin Lodge No. 12, Ancient Free & Accepted Mason, Post 6984, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Delaware Society of the Sons of American Revolution, and Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company. Additionally, he and Louise are members of the Grace United Methodist Church and are among the founders of the Georgetown Historical Society and the Sussex Pines Country Club. He is one of a long line of oral historians whose stories bring light to the past, and firmly believes in the importance of self-respect and treating others as one would want to be treated. He never knew a stranger and maintained his sense of humor to the end – a lesson for all of us.

Harold was preceded by his wife Louise, who died January 12, 2020. He is survived by his son and next-door neighbors C. Russell McCabe (Michele) and Joseph E. McCabe (Tammy), and daughter Melissa McCabe Shoultes (Gordon) of Seaford. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kristin Whitley (AJ), Josiah McCabe (Chrissy), Noah McCabe (Brittney), Coulter McCabe and Jenna Shoultes, and two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Briah McCabe; goddaughter Ellen Pusey Bennett; Theodore J. McCabe’s brother from New Jersey; and many nephews. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who made her last days a little easier.

There will be a service by the cemetery at Union Cemetery in Georgetown at 3 p.m., Thursday, October 1. Family friends were invited to join them in celebrating Harold and Louise’s life at Mulligan’s Pointe near Georgetown from 4pm to 6pm.

All present must wear masks and adhere to social distancing and meeting protocols.

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Latest: Italian regions will consider wearing masks when outside | National news | Instant News


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MADRID – After ending a meeting with regional Madrid officials without agreeing on how to deal with a wave of coronavirus infections, Spain’s health minister again appealed for tougher action in the Spanish capital.

Salvador Illa said that the Madrid region, home to 6.6 million, “has community transmission and the pandemic is out of control.”

“It is too late and we must act with determination,” he said.

The national government wants to see existing restrictions on the spread of the virus spread across cities while regional officials say time is needed to see if current restrictions have an impact and that drastic measures will further hurt Spain’s economy.

The disagreements have been going on openly, causing concern among many in Madrid and across Spain.

The country’s coronavirus tally on Monday stood at 748,266 infections since the start of the pandemic, 31,785 more since Friday, official data showed. There have been 179 new deaths for COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 31,411, although experts argue that many more deaths have yet to be recorded due to limited testing.

With 290 cases per 100,000 people in two weeks, Spain was by far the lead in European infections during this second wave. This figure is very high in the capital, Madrid, with 775 new cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days.

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Latest: South Korea has seen lowest virus increase in 50 days | World | Instant News


ROME – Italy reported another 1,766 coronavirus cases on Sunday, in line with its recent daily increase, but with a smaller number of tests carried out in the last 24 hours.

Another 17 people died, taking Italy’s official death toll to 35,835, the highest in Europe after Britain.

Every region of Italy reported new cases on Sunday, with the exception of the small region of Valle d’Aosta.

South Campania is the region with the highest daily number of infections, at 245, while badly-hit Lombardy, once the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe, reported 216 new cases.

While hospitalizations and intensive care admissions have increased slightly, Italy has so far managed to keep its infections per 100,000 people far lower than France, Spain or Britain, which earlier this week were forced to impose new restrictions to avoid a second wave of the pandemic.

Italy, which normally processes about 100,000 tests per day, in the past 24 hours only ran 87,714 tests.

TALLAHASSEE, Floria – Florida now has more than 700,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections, according to statistics released by the state Department of Health Sunday.

The state reported 1,882 new confirmed cases and 10 new deaths caused by the virus. In all, 14,200 people have been registered as having died from COVID-19 in Florida, including 168 non-residents.

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Update: Jewish Celebrations Amid Corona Virus Boundaries | World | Instant News


Madrid has been the epicenter of the virus rebound in Spain, once again the worst-hit country in Europe. Spain had 319 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days. France has 229 cases per 100,000, UK 96.

ROME – Italy reported another 1,766 coronavirus cases on Sunday, in line with its recent daily increase, but with a smaller number of tests carried out in the last 24 hours.

Another 17 people died, taking Italy’s official death toll to 35,835, the highest in Europe after Britain.

Every region of Italy reported new cases on Sunday, with the exception of the small region of Valle d’Aosta.

South Campania is the region with the highest daily number of infections, at 245, while badly-hit Lombardy, once the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe, reported 216 new cases.

While hospitalizations and intensive care admissions have increased slightly, Italy has so far managed to keep its infections per 100,000 people far lower than France, Spain or Britain, which earlier this week were forced to impose new restrictions to avoid a second wave of the pandemic.

Italy, which normally processes about 100,000 tests per day, in the past 24 hours only ran 87,714 tests.

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Australia mourns ‘Deano’ loss | Instant News


MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian cricket on Friday mourned the death of former batman Dean Jones as the nation remembers one of its sporting favorites with shining tributes in local newspapers.

FILE PHOTOS: Cricket – Derbyshire Photocall 1997 – County Ground Dean Jones – Derbyshire, Action Images / Stuart Franklin FILM

Jones died of a heart attack on Thursday at a hotel in India where he worked as a cricket expert for Star India. He is 59 years old.

Former Australian bowler Brett Lee appeared in Star India’s “Select Dugout” pre-game segment immediately after attempting to revive Jones with CPR after passing out at their hotel.

“I think the thing we want to say about Deano is he wants us to be here tonight,” said Lee.

“He is an absolute legend. First to his family and friends we offer our condolences. It’s been a really tough day for everyone, not just his close friends … and the whole cricket world in general. “

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings offered condolences to the Jones family and said the council would also reach out to support Lee.

“(We have to) keep an eye on Brett Lee, how we can support Brett, who is clearly very traumatized by what happened,” Eddings told Australian broadcaster Channel Nine.

Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris, who appeared alongside Lee at “Select Dugout”, where Jones’ chair on the panel was left vacant, said he had seen Jones jogging in the corridors of their hotel the morning before his death.

“When we wake up, have breakfast with Deano, I see him running down the hall, that’s his way of staying in shape,” said Styris, who was on the air.

“Who would have thought that only a few hours later he had this heart attack.

“So sad … We often joke with friends.”

‘FAREWELL, DEANO’

The Melbourne newspaper The Age printed a front page portrait of Jones with the headline “Goodbye, Deano.”

“His death will make the world of cricket lower and darker,” wrote The Age sports writer Greg Baum.

The Daily Telegraph devoted its cover page to a picture of the gray-haired Jones holding the urn of Ashes.

“There is a part of Dean Jones that never ages,” wrote cricket writer News Corp. Robert Craddock.

“A cricket addict with a million theories, a man whose love of the game was as rich on the day of his death as when he first jumped into the Australian cricket scene as a fearless new talent and a debonair in the early 1980s.”

Cricket Australia said it would honor Jones’ memory during the cricket cage summer.

A special tribute will likely be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where hometown hero Jones was adored by many in the 1980s and 1990s as he set major records in exams and one-day cricket.

“We will be working through the Victorian and Australian family and cricket and looking for the most appropriate way to recognize and celebrate his life because he has such a big influence,” said Eddings.

“We will deal with it in the next few days. The most important thing now is to worry about his family. “

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Edited by Peter Rutherford

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