Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) celebrates after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) celebrates after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct.
The Indian Packing Company sponsored the Packers in 1919 or “fathered” them, as George Whitney Calhoun, the team’s co founder, once wrote in a detailed history of the franchise. Calhoun also revealed the packing company supplied sweaters (or what today would be considered jerseys), maybe a half dozen footballs and some shoulder pads for selected stars. Calhoun neglected to say how much Indian Packing contributed in all, but Jack Rudolph wrote in the 1950s the sum was “rumored” to be $500.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney 1989: Actress Elizabeth Olsen, best known for her roles in movies such as “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” “Godzilla,” “Silent House” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is born in Sherman Oaks, California. Olsen is also the younger sister of “Full House” actresses and fashion designers Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP/Meredith) Accompanying the routine payments and price forecasts sent to some Northeast dairy farmers last month were a list of mental health services and the number of a suicide prevention hotline.The Agri Mark dairy cooperative got the resources out to its 1,000 farmers in New England and New York following the suicide of a member farmer in January, and one the year before.”I know there’s a number of farmers out there that are under such tremendous stress that we’re worried about that same thing happening,” said Bob Wellington, an economist for Agri Mar Inc., which owns Cabot Creamery.Farmers are facing their fourth year of payments well below their cost of production, due in part to a national and global oversupply of milk, he said.Prices paid to farmers hit an average of $24 per hundred pounds of milk in 2014, the highest price since at least 2000. They quickly dropped to an average of about $17 per hundred pounds of milk in 2015, $16 in 2016 and $17 last year.”They’re really getting frustrated, getting concerned and in some cases, they’re getting almost desperate about how they’re going to pay their bills, how they’re going to support their families,” Wellington said.The farm prices have no direct correlation with what consumers pay for milk.According to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, people working in farming, fishing, and forestry had the highest rate of suicide.Agri Mark is also creating its own assistance program for its members and isn’t alone in its concern.”Financial duress magnifies some of the personal issues like depression, or anxiety, or something else that’s underlying can be triggered by a severe economic downturn in the dairy industry,” said Ed Staehr, executive director of NY FarmNet, a free confidential service for New York farmers that offers personal and financial consulting at their homes.