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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015 THE OAKWOOD REGISTER Vol. 24, No. 40 October 7, 2015 www.oakwoodregister.com Oakwood's Price wins Emmy for PBS News documentary Oakwood resident and pho- tographer Larry C. Price won an Emmy award last week as part of a PBS NewsHour team recog- nized at the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards pre- sented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a Sept. 28 ceremony in the Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Price took home an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for his work on "Hazardous Work: Diving into the Philippines' Dangerous Underwater Mines," which aired on the PBS NewsHour. The segment, broadcast on Feb. 17, 2015, was a collabora- tive effort between PBS NewsHour and the Pulitzer Center. After the documentary aired the Philippine government banned underwater mining, a practice which regularly employed young children. Accepting the award on behalf of PBS, NewsHour's foreign affairs and defense editor Justin Kenny thanked the families of all the jour- nalists involved in the project, say- ing "we know what a burden it is on all of you, and I want you all to give yourselves a round of applause because it matters. And it really means a lot to us." Also recog- nized as part of the award-winning team were former executive pro- ducer Linda Winslow, reporter-pro- ducer Frank Carlson, correspondent Hari Sreenivasan, and contributing reporter Richard C. Paddock. During his career Price has worked as a photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Sun in Baltimore, the Fort Worth Star- Telegram in Texas and The Denver Post in Colorado. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for his coverage of a 1980 coup in Liberia, and won a second Pulitzer for feature pho- tography in 1985, as a photogra- pher for the Philadelphia Inquirer documenting civil wars in Angola and El Salvador. His images have appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Geo, LIFE, Audubon, Wired, Der Stern, and Communication Arts, while his corporate clients include IBM, HarperCollins Publishers and Olympus. Stadium project fundraising Q&A Oct. 14 at Wright Library The Oakwood Athletic Project team, an offshoot of the Oakwood Athletic Boosters Association, will hold an open house from 7-9 p.m. at Wright Memorial Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will be held in the library's public meeting room. Project team members will be available to share informa- tion and answer questions from potential donors and community members interested in supporting the project. At a joint meeting on Sept. 21, the city of Oakwood and Oakwood Board of Education agreed on plans to construct a multi-pur- pose athletic facility, including a turf field for soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, and modern eight- lane track at the city's Old River Sports Complex. The project will be funded solely through private resources. More information is available at www.oakwoodathlet- icproject.org or oakwoodathlet- icproject@gmail.com. Leaf collection scheduled to begin Oct. 12 in city The city of Oakwood will begin its annual fall leaf collec- tion program on Monday, Oct. 12. As in previous years, the program will offer bi-weekly leaf pickups of all areas throughout Oakwood. The city is divided into 10 sec- tions, with each section being ser- viced on a two-week interval. The collection schedule is posted on the city's website and is published in the bi-monthly Oakwood Scene city newsletter. Leaf collections will continue through Friday, Dec. 18, but will be shortened or extended if con- ditions warrant. Residents inter- ested in self-dumping their leaves may do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week using the yard debris dumpsters located at the Creager Field parking lot (the Dog Park at Shafor and Irving), or at the public works yard, 210 Shafor Boulevard, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 7, or Saturday, Dec. 5. Homecoming 2015 Oakwood's traditional Blue and Gold took on a decided shade of pink as Homecoming festivities kicked off last Wednesday with a parade and pep rally at the annual pre-game bonfire. For more pictures of the Homecoming 2015, see Page 8. Home Improvement SPECIAL SECTION Starting on page 9

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