The Catholic University Cardinal’s Football Team closed the regular season with a tough loss to the Bridgewater College Eagles 37-26. However, quarterback, #12 Keith Ricca, had a terrific game being sacked only once and surpassing the 11,000 career passing yards mark early on in the game.
The 2008 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. featured more than 200 companies ranging from specialty food companies, caterers, stationers and party planners to kitchen planners, personal chefs, and appliance manufacturers. Additionally, the show featured numerous cooking workshops as well as local chef cooking competitions.
The most anticipated part of the show had to be two of the special guest stars: Paula Deen and Bobby Flay. Both Paula and Bobby were featured at the Land O’ Lakes Celebrity Theater at which they prepared several dishes for the crowd.
Senator McCain drew a crowd of thousands during his last appearance in Virginia before Election Day 2008. Before the senator’s arrival, notable politicians such as Virginia Senator John Warner, former Virginia Senator/Governor George Allen and Governor Jim Gilmore spoke to the crowd about the upcoming elections. To see pictures from the entire event click here. To read more about John McCain and his campaign for the Presidency, click here.
Don’t forget to vote Election Day!
Throughout this weekend Students of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University will be performing a rendition of Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece musical thriller tells the tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
To see all the pictures of the show, click here. Cast and Crew details are listed below.
Show Dates: October 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26
Director: Jane Pesci-Townsend
Music Director: Gabe Mangiante
Conductor: Tom Pedersen
Assistant Director: Walter Ware
Stage Manger: Mary Beth Luckenbaugh
Assistant Stage Managers: Anne Chriszt, Evan Cucciniello, Beth Rothschild and Lara Zinn
Scenic Design: Tom Donahue
Costume Design: Eleanor Dicks
Lighting Design: Ayun Fedorcha
Props Mistress: MaryLee Adams
Sweeney Todd: Phil Cooke
Mrs. Lovett: Danielle Kerlin
Anthony Hope: Gannon O’Brien
Johanna: Christine Menna
Beggar Woman: Danielle Larmett
Judge Turpin: Dan Essig
Beadle Bamford: Andrew Halpin
Tobias: PJ Schweizer
Pirelli: Patrick Guetti
Jonas Fogg: Danny Love
Ensemble: Montana Brown, Paige Felix, Marian Hensler, Kaitlin Hitchings, Elizabeth Markofski, Kaitlyn Patterson, Mark Chandler, Patrick Craigin, Mike Gigante, Matthew Wojtal, Chad Zimlich
In CUA’s Homecoming game, the Cardinals defeated the Generals, leading the team to a 5-1 Record. During the half-time festivities, seniors Joshua Baum and Liz Madio were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen. To see all the photos from the game and the half-time events click here.
From CUA Athletics:
“WASHINGTON- Greg Brown (Philadelphia, Pa./Malvern Prep) ran for 211 yards on 28 carries, while Keith Ricca broke the career passing mark, throwing for 287 yards and five touchdowns, as the Cardinals defeated the Generals of Washington & Lee in a shootout.” Read the full story here.
Working out a deal with Catholic University, the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals football team have been practicing at CUA’s Cardinal Stadium since their game against the Washington Redskins last Sunday. The professional football team, using both the Athletic Center and the football field, are preparing for their game against the New York Jets this upcoming weekend.
Today, members of the CUA Cardinal’s Football Team were able to meet members of the Arizona team.
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to go take pictures from the top of the Knights of Columbus Tower, of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, for the CUA Yearbook. The Basilica rising up 32 floors or 329 feet is considered the tallest building and the 2nd tallest structure in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument is the tallest structure, but can not be considered a building, as it doesn’t have successive floors that can be occupied.
The pictures did not come out as good as I would have liked, especially the far away shots, such as the Capital and the Washington Monument. It was very hazy the day I went up, but you take what you can get. I’ll be going up again next week to take pictures at sunset/nighttime, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some good shots then. I’ve included some of the pictures I took from the top, as well as some from the trip up and back down the tower.