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Robert J. Robinson, 68

LEBANON — Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 24 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for former Lebanon Building Inspector Robert J. Robinson. Mr. Robinson, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Elmcroft in Lebanon.

He served as the building inspector for the City of Lebanon during the early 1990s. According to former Lebanon Mayor Bobby Jewell, Mr. Robinson was appointed city building inspector in 1990 and served in that post for some four years.

To fill the position, Jewell said yesterday he had called a meeting of local building contractors to explain that the city was adopting the Southern Building Code and what impact that might have on them and their businesses. He said in the meeting he explained that there was a vacancy in the city building inspector’s position and asked if anyone in that group would have an interest in taking over the job.


Ask Ken Beck

Wonder Years Kevin & Winnie still talking

Dear Ken: What are the actors who played Kevin and Winnie on “The Wonder Years” doing today?

Fred Savage, 34, who played Kevin, earned a degree in English from Stanford University and is now married and has two children. He does a lot of voiceover work, most recently in the animated series “Kim Possible” and “Generator Rex.” Next year he will be heard as the voice of Harry Osborn in “Ultimate Spider-Man” on TV. Danica McKellar (Winnie), 35, starred in the 2006-2007 TV series “Inspector Mom” and has been a guest on TV series like “The Big Bang Theory.” She also does voiceover work and is now doing that on “Young Justice.” Since earning a math degree from UCLA, she has written three books: “Math Doesn’t Suck,” “Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss” and “Hot X: Algebra Exposed!” She is married and gave birth to her first, child, a son, Draco, in September.


General Sports

CU plays 31 games at home


Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt announced the 2011 schedule this week, which features 31 home games, two contests at Veterans Field in Lebanon and eight opponents ranked in the 2011 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll.

The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the Coaches’ Preseason Poll announced last week, open the season February 11-13 at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium against Missouri Baptist and St. Francis-Fort Wayne.

“We’re looking at a very ambitious schedule,” Coach Hunt said. “Our guys love to play at home and I’ve done everything I can to get us as many games as possible in front of our fans.”

CU will head to Jackson, Miss., the next weekend for contests against McKendree University and Belhaven University.

Cumberland then hosts Brewton-Parker in a three-game series and Indiana Tech in a doubleheader the last weekend of February before beginning TranSouth Conference action the first week of March at Freed-Hardeman.

The Bulldogs will continue west after the FHU series for Spring Break, taking on Texas Wesleyan and Northwood University in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and playing LSU-Shreveport on the way home.

Rival Trevecca Nazarene will await the club for a three-game series at home at the end of Spring Break. The series with the Trojans begins a stretch of 16-of-20 games at home, which includes a pair of contests at Veterans Field – March 22 versus Campbellsville University and April 5 against Lindsey Wilson.

During the long home- stand the Bulldogs will entertain Embry-Riddle in a pair of games as well as Georgetown College and Union University.

Cumberland also plays weekend home conference series against Martin Methodist and Mid-Continent in the month of April before the TranSouth Championships scheduled for May 2-5.

In all the Bulldogs will play 14 games against teams ranked in the Preseason Top 25 against Lee University, Embry-Riddle, Belhaven, LSU-Shreveport, Tennessee Wesleyan, Union University, Campbellsville and Brewton-Parker.

In addition the Bulldogs will play another 10 contests against teams in the receiving votes category of the Preseason Poll, including Northwood, Texas Wesleyan, Indiana Tech, Trevecca Nazarene and Bethel University.

Four clubs on the schedule participated in the 2010 NAIA World Series – Lee, Belhaven, Embry-Riddle and Tennessee Wesleyan – while six others played in the 2010 NAIA Championships Opening Round – Brewton-Parker, Campbellsville, Indiana Tech, LSU-Shreveport, Missouri Baptist and Union University.

The full 2011 schedule may be found at

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