David McCheyne Newell was an American journalist and children's writer most famous for his books regarding early twentieth-century rural life in West Central Florida. In If Nothin' Don't Happen and The Trouble of It Is the fictional narrator, Billy Driggers, tells true-to-life stories about the people of Florida's Gulf Hammock and the surrounding environs during the interwar years. Earlier writings included The Fishing and Hunting Answer Book, illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt, a children's book titled American Animals, "Cougars and Cowboys" and numerous short stories and articles. A naturalist and lifelong hunter, he was for several years editor of Field and Stream and hosted a nature and hunting show during the early years of television in the 1950s, he accompanied Annie Oakley on hunting trips when she wintered in Florida before her death in 1926. He befriended fellow Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Born in Chicago, Newell moved to Leesburg, Florida in 1912, he studied at Washington University in St. Louis, enlisting in the United States Army in his junior year.
After studying visual arts at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, Newell went on to become a working journalist and illustrator and creating art for dozens of publications including Life and Stream, Boys' Life, The Saturday Evening Post, the New York Herald-Tribune and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Newell is buried at the cemetery of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fruitland Park, Florida next to his first wife, Frances Bosanquet Newell, with whom he had three daughters. Many of Newell's paintings and letters can be seen at the Leesburg Heritage Museum, in Leesburg, FL, not far from his former home. Lake County, Florida biography for David M. Newell Cemetery index including Newell family plot in Fruitland Park, Florida Short list of David M. Newell stories published in The Saturday Evening Post
D'Angelo Cherry is an American sprinter, who specializes in the 60, 100 and 200 meters. He graduated from Mississippi State University in December 2012. Cherry was recruited by Steve Dudley in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008. Cherry took part in the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Port-of-Spain, where he won a silver medal over 100 meters in 10.17 seconds, only behind Marcus Rowland. He helped the United States 4 × 100 m relay squad to a gold medal. Cherry set the record in the 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championship in the 60 m and holds the fastest time run for a high school athlete ENROUTE in the 55-meter dash which stands as the 55 m record at the national scholastic meet, he is the Georgia state record holder in the 100 m 4AAAA and holds the all-time record for Georgia. In 2009, Cherry set the United States American junior record in the 60 m dash at the 2009 USA Boston Indoor Championships placing second, he was one hundredth of a second off the world junior record. His personal best in the 55 m dash in 6.14, in 60 m is 6.49, 100 m is 10.04 seconds, the fourth fastest run by a junior athlete.
He became a three-time All-American in the 100 m dash, 60 m dash and 4x1 which placed fifth. 2009 Track and field championships. Cherry was 2011 USA indoor silver medalist, he qualified for the 2012 USA indoor championship, placing as the bronze medalist against Trell Kimmons and Justin Gatlin. Cherry began college at Mississippi State University in 2009, did not compete in the NCAA indoor championships until 2011 due to the title 9 rule which states men and women must have an equal amount of sports. From 2003 until 2011 the men's indoor track and field team were not eligible to compete indoors at the SEC or NCAA indoor championships under Mississippi State University, but were free to compete at the USA indoor championships. Owing to this technicality Cherry will never compete at SEC championships indoors. Mississippi State men indoor track and field team became eligible again in 2011 to compete at the NCAA level, but not the SEC championships due to the men's indoor team not being part of the SEC conference.
After great deliberation in 2012 by the NCAA clearing house, Cherry was granted two more years of eligibility to compete indoors because he had not competed at the NCAA championships until 2011. Other SEC schools attempted to form a petition for Cherry not to compete at the 2013 NCAA championships due to eligibility reasons, the fact that the week prior he competed at the 2013 USA indoor championships and took the gold medal at the 2013 USA Indoor championships running a USA leading time of 6.49, just one hundredths of a second off the world's fastest time in 2013. Despite the petition he went on and competed at the 2013 NCAA indoor championships the following weekend, was crowned the 2013 NCAA 60 Indoor Champion. Cherry made his name in collegiate history by being the first man in history technically to win the USA Indoor Championships and the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60 m in the same year since the metric system converted yards to meters, he was the first to double in an event since the year of 1995.
His 6.49 is the fastest performance in collegiate since the year 2001, marks the sixth fastest time in college history in the 60 m. Still having another attempt to compete indoors for Mississippi State, Cherry signed with the Asics America in California shortly after his indoor season in June 2013, he was the only American based. D'Angelo Cherry at World Athletics DyeStat profile for D'Angelo Cherry Mississippi State Bulldogs biography