Raymond Graham Gleaner Writer When the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships gets underway on Tuesday, March 28, there will be several adjustments to the five-days programme after principals voted in overwhelming support of five ___ At an ISSA meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel, the principals, who make up the membership of the organisation ratified the five proposed changes that were recommended by the technical committee of championships. All 105 principals present at the meeting reportedly voted in favour of the changes which will see the boys 400m hurdles now being contested in Class One and Class Two; only girls from classes one and two girls will be allowed to compete in the 3000m and the 2000m steeplechase and athletes will only be allowed to do two individual events and two relays, except in field events where athletes can do three individual events ands and one relay. Also girls competing in the heptathlon can only do one other individual event while boys contesting the decathlon will not be allowed to do any other event. Additional, only classes one and two boys can compete in the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase. Keith Wellington, Vice President of ISSA and Principal of St Elizabeth Technical was very pleased with the outcome. “As a member of the executive I am very pleased to know that the principals gave their full support in voting for the new proposals as this is really for the protection for the students athletes,” Wellington told The Gleaner.
Tonight’s interview was described as being an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” type of event. The first part will be about Hedren and the second will be about the Shambala Preserve, according to Linda Grimes, president and executive director of the Golden State Pops Orchestra, which performs at the theater. “We thought this would be a perfect way for (the Roar Foundation) to let a whole new constituency know about their cause, and do something wonderful for the theater,” Grimes said. Hedren’s big break in Hollywood came during her work with Hitchcock in the 1960s. She helped found the Roar Foundation in 1983 and currently lives in a cottage on the Shambala Preserve, which was originally part of the set for the 1981 film “Roar.” It is now a behavioral research center and sanctuary that is home to 70 exotic animals. The big cats are from zoos, circuses or private owners who could not take care of them. firstname.lastname@example.org By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Tonight the Warner Grand Theatre will host an interview with actress Tippi Hedren, best known for her role as Melanie Daniels in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Proceeds will benefit the Roar Foundation, a non-profit founded by Hedren that supports the Shambala Preserve, home to many large cats. The event was originally supposed to be a performance of A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Love Letters,” but the play was canceled due to scheduling conflicts with actor Ken Howard, who was to perform alongside Hedren. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!