Longtime resident of Rusk County and noted symphony concertmaster, concert violinist, musicologist and Haydn scholar, Dr. Isidor Saslav died at East Texas Medical Center Tyler on Jan. 26.
Born in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1938, Saslav came to the U.S. as a child, where he studied violin under Detroit Symphony concertmaster Mischa Misha koff, and became one of the youngest members of the Detroit Symphony at age 17.
Saslav graduated from Wayne State University and received a doctorate in Music from Indiana University.
During his long and distinguished career, Saslav served as the concertmaster of numerous orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Minnesota Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, the Dallas Opera, Kennedy Center Opera, the Baltimore Opera and Indiana University Opera orchestras.
As area school districts undertake safety procedure revisions and examine new security protocols, many residents say stronger measures are warranted.
“These kind of things occur where it’s never expected,” said Janice Barker, who has three school-aged children. “No one expected it to happen to a small town in Connecticut, and I don’t think anyone expects it to happen around here […] but you never know.”
Off duty police were on campus Tuesday at Northside Intermediate School and Wylie Elementary and Primary, doubling the number of armed officers patrolling Henderson Independent School District campuses.
A uniformed, off-duty officer is at Northside full-time where fourth- and fifth-grade students attend class. Another officer is on full-time duty at the Wylie campuses where pre-K through third-graders attend.
So, yeah, I confess… I’m something of a control freak. To give my attitude the best spin, I could say it’s because I’m “disciplined” and like to map out my time.
But that’s not the reality.
Truth is, I like to be in control because it makes me feel powerful and secure. The heart issue is that I’m looking for security in something other than God. So, it’s idolatry, not discipline.
If you like to be in control of your circumstances, then you know what interruptions are like. They’re frustrating. They get in the way of your plan. They need to be avoided or discarded or dealt with as soon as possible so you can get back to being in control, right?
After a firestorm of controversy, his name is now bouncing across the airwaves and filling editorial columns. It is being bandied about by activists on either side of the ongoing debate about homosexual politics.
Correctly identified as a “conservative evangelical pastor” the invitation of Giglio was seen as an inclusive gesture on the part of the Obama administration. The president said Giglio’s work to fight modern-day slavery and human trafficking reflect “the ideals that the Vice President and I continue to pursue for all Americans – justice, equality and opportunity.”
Well, it seems something has changed.
It was on a wintry Oklahoma morning six years ago today that you came bawling into the world.
Today is your sixth birthday.