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          Forty summers ago – July 5, 1977 – grand jury began hearing testimony, piercing, slightly, the ongoing Showalter hit-run cover-up in New London, CT        


Editor’s Note: The Showalter grand jury is noteworthy in that forces for justice – Judge Joseph Dannehy, Special Prosecutor Austin McGuigan and as many as 17 Connecticut State Police detectives – could only knock down some of the walls protecting New London Police, State’s Attorney C. Robert Satti, Asst. State’s Attorney Harold Dean, Judge Angelo Santaniello, former Mayor Harvey Mallove and others who escaped complete discovery. The cover-up continues to this day, highlighted by the suppression and disappearance of the grand jury transcripts.




The foundation for investigative reporting in this case was developed by John Peterson, who was managing editor of The Norwich Bulletin during the grand jury. The grand jury began hearing testimony on July 5, 1977
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Special Prosecutor McGuigan became Chief State’s Attorney, then was fired after convicting appointees of the governor and many other public officials.

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Chronology, Grand Juror Report, Follow-up Columns
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F. Lee Bailey on Law and Justice in Everyday Life and the Showalter case:

This book - which is mainly about public officials, police, judges and lawyers either shaming or shining - is a good read. Many of the stories stand alone, like slices of life. Others will appear early in the book, with follow-up chapters later. The crown jewel, in my view, is his handling of the strange death of Kevin Showalter, who was slammed 50 feet down the road in New London, Connecticut on Christmas Eve 1973 while changing a tire on the traffic side of a parked car. For many years, Andy Thibault dogged a case which public officials seemed determined to let die, despite the presence of a likely suspect. He tells me his mentor, John Peterson, broke the case open and then handed over the torch. Joined by the victim's mother, Lucille, who revealed herself as a determined but delightful woman as the story unfolds, Andy beats up on police, prosecutors, judges and governors until finally there is action. Spurred on by an appointment hastened by Gov. Ella Grasso, Judge Joseph Dannehy conducted one of the most brilliant and thorough investigations I have ever seen. If this book were only about the Showalter case, it would be worth the price.

APPENDIX

THE SHOWALTER CHRONOLOGY – A FOUR YEAR SEARCH FOR JUSTICE


New London, Ct.

1973

December 24

Approximately 11:10 to 11:20 p.m. Kevin B. Showalter is killed. Car leaves scene. Only taillights observed by a neighbor.

There is much confusion. Mr. Showalter had been changing a tire on his companion’s car. His companion Debra Emilyta, was sitting about six feet away from the car on a stone wall.

Ms. Emilyta told police she heard a thud, but did not see the car which struck Mr. Showalter. She said she ran across the road, a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue near Plant Street, before seeing Mr. Showalter’s body.

Mr. Showalter’s body was thrown 22 feet from the believed point of impact, onto a sidewalk near a large tree. The police report prepared that night noted the deceased’s shoes were found 110 feet apart. Part of a leg bone was found 75 feet away.

Michael Buscetto of Mike’s Auto Body gives police body putty, apparently from the car which struck Mr. Showalter. The putty never made it to the police station. Det. Lt. Konstanty T. Bucko later denies its existence.

December 25

Autopsy performed. No trace of alcohol or drugs found. Cause of death listed as lacerated liver and broken neck.

In efforts to console Mrs. Showalter, friends, neighbors, witnesses and officials volunteer information about the accident. She quietly listens for about six weeks, taking it for granted that police are acting on the same information. December 26

New London police begin full-scale search for red car.

1974

February 6

FBI report describes paint particles on Mr. Showalter’s clothing as “racing green” or “forest green” used on 1968 Chrysler products.

February 7

Mrs. Showalter notes she had the impression local police were not actively pursuing the case. She began interviewing those persons who came to her voluntarily and made a written record of her findings.

During the next three weeks, Mrs. Showalter spends much of her time making telephone calls and knocking on doors. She and her youngest son Craig, then 14, visited a number of local auto dealers and garages. She said in most cases they were told police had not made any inquiries of them.

February 28

New London police conduct first interview with Harvey N. Mallove, the downtown merchant and former mayor and city councilor. Mallove stated he drove by Pequot Avenue near Plant Street shortly before 11:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve 1973. Seven people near the accident scene contradict what he said he saw.

April 20

Mrs. Showalter writes to State’s Atty. Edmund J. O’Brien, requesting a one-man grand jury investigation into her son’s death. O’Brien never responds.

On the same day, Atty. Thomas Bishop, representing Mrs. Showalter as the administratix of Mr. Showalter’s estate, asks Atty. Joseph Moukawsher to conduct a coroner’s inquest of the hit-run death.

April 23

Moukawsher agrees to conduct inquest but must confer with New London police before setting date.

June 4

Mrs. Showalter writes to New London Police Chief John J. Crowley, asking for a progress report on the investigation by his force. Crowley neither acknowledges receipt of letter nor responds. Copies of letter were sent to City Manager C. Francis Driscoll, and Abraham Kirshenbaum, then chairman of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

June 10

Mrs. Showalter asks Superior Court Judge Angelo Santaniello to call for a grand jury investigation.

June 24

Santaniello notes Moukawsher has agreed to conduct coroner’s inquest. He tells Mrs. Showalter, “If it appears that during any stage of this proceeding that any further intercession is necessary, appropriate action will be taken at that time.”

July 2

Mrs. Showalter writes to City Manager C. Francis Driscoll, asking for a report from his office assessing the police department’s handling of the case. She also asks for a reply to her June 4 letter to Police Chief Crowley.

July 9

Driscoll tells Crowley to prepare a complete report for Mrs. Showalter.

July 10

Bucko completes report on fatal accident.

July 25

Driscoll sends Mrs. Showalter Bucko’s report. The report said Mr. Showalter’s body was in the road, but the ambulance crew which took Mr. Showalter to Lawrence Memorial Hospital said they found him on the sidewalk several feet away. No police officer ever saw the body at the scene since the first officer arrived as the body was being placed in the ambulance.

Bucko says paint particles from a 1968 Plymouth at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton are similar to those found on Mr. Showalter’s clothing, but the same paint is used on any 1968 Chrysler product.

Bucko also says a piece of metal Mrs. Showalter found near the accident scene is in the detective bureau. When Mrs. Showalter first offered the metal to police, they refused to sign a receipt for it.

August 6

Mrs. Showalter writes to Driscoll regarding Bucko’s report. She lists six pages of comments on allegedly “serious omissions” and “strictly opinion judgments” by Bucko.

Mrs. Showalter also writes to Chief State’s Atty. Joseph Gormley, asking him to send a representative to the coroner’s inquest. She includes copies of correspondence with local officials and Bucko’s report.

August 9

Mrs. Showalter requests a meeting with the City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

August 15

Bucko updates report, at request of city manager Driscoll.

Bucko said of the body location, “the position he (Mr. Showalter) was found in at the scene of the accident, in my opinion, would not help in solving this matter.” Erroneous on the report is the position of the car jack which is shown on the front bumper. The car Mr. Showalter was working on, a Ford Pinto, had to be jacked from the side of the vehicle.

Omitted from the report is the location of a car mat seen to the rear of the car and the spare tire Mr. Showalter never got to put on the car.

August 20

Gormley writes to Mrs. Showalter, telling her the local police investigation “has proceeded smoothly,” and there is “no reason for this office to initiate its own investigation.”

August 28

The Public Safety Committee of the New London City Council meets in closed session for one hour to discuss the hit-run death. Chief Crowley requested the closed session. He said there is evidence that could jeopardize future action.

Mrs. Showalter submitted a 12-page statement for the meeting, but did not attend.

Crowley said the case is not closed and it appears an arrest may be made.

August 31

Mallove submits official statement to New London police.

November, 1974

After being postponed several times, the coroner’s inquest hears testimony from 50 persons. No findings issued.

1975

January 24

A state police detective participating in the federal grand jury probe of the city police department has told one of its patrolmen they identified the driver of the car which struck and killed Mr. Showalter on Christmas Eve, 1973.

“We know who killed the Showalter kid, how come you don’t?” the detective was quoted in The Norwich Bulletin as saying.

March 19-22

The Bulletin, in a four-part series, shows:

- Eyewitnesses and what New London police called “near witnesses” drastically differed in their accounts of the accident.

- Microscopic paint particles found on Mr. Showalter’s clothing on which police based their search may not have been left by the vehicle which struck him.

- Evidence entrusted to police officers at the scene has never been seen since.

- A claim by police that it would cost as much as $1,200 to trace vehicles possible involved in the mishap was declared false by the state Motor Vehicle Department.

The Bulletin, when preparing the series of articles, made repeated efforts to discuss the case with police officials but Lt. K.T. Bucko, who headed the case, on the advice of then Police Chief John Crowley, would not.

April 3 State police conduct an extensive door-to-door inquiry in the Pequot Avenue region. State police have been looking into the case as part of a federal grand jury investigation into alleged corruption within the city force.

July 12

The state of Connecticut offers a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the hit-run death of Mr. Showalter. A total of $3,000 is now being offered. Classmates and friends of Mr. Showalter’s have already collected $1,000.

July 21

A community effort by friends and classmates raises the reward to $5,000.

November 8

The transcript of the coroner’s inquest of the hit-run death conducted nearly a year ago has yet to be typed, Coroner Joseph Moukawsher confirms. He said he wants to review the transcript even though he believes his six-day long inquest did not establish any guilt in the case. He said he has not spoken with the court reporter assigned to the case since the early summer.

December 10

Mrs. Showalter writes to State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti, requesting a one-man grand jury investigation. No response.

1976

January 6

Satti refuses to confirm or deny the existence of Mrs. Showalter’s request. Mrs. Showalter has also asked Satti’s office to ascertain the location of recorded tapes made during the coroner’s inquest.

January 9

Mrs. Showalter sends a special delivery letter to Satti asking for a response to the December 10 request. No response.

February 19

In a feature article, also carried statewide by the Associated Press, The Bulletin profiles Mrs. Showalter on page one.

Some public officials regard her as a persistent nuisance, someone to be ignored and sidestepped, but Mrs. Lucille M. Showalter will not breathe easily until they tell her who killed her son, Bulletin reporter Fred Vollono wrote.

“The official comment seems to be there is nothing to it,” Mrs. Showalter said. “It is just the ramblings of a grief-stricken mother. But there are many people who urge me to go on. They say, ‘Lucille, if you stop, then nothing will ever be done.’”

February 23

Mrs. Showalter receives a letter of confession from an inmate at Somers state prison. The inmate said he was plagued by news accounts of the death. Every time he seems to forget the accident, the inmate said, he reads another news story.

April 2

Mrs. Showalter submits a third written request to Satti for a grand-jury probe. No response.

May 6

Common Pleas court Prosecutor Harold Dean quashes the only lead in the two and a half year old investigation, The Norwich Bulletin reports. The lead was the letter of confession written by the inmate at Somers Prison. State police arrested the inmate for harassment of the victim’s mother, Mrs. Showalter, to whom the letter was sent. Dean nolled the case and allowed it to be dismissed despite a prior meeting with state police when the significance of the arrest was discussed.

State police did not believe the letter writer was responsible for the hit-run death, but they thought the letter contained possibly significant information. Dean said he was certain the accused had no knowledge of the case, because he was incarcerated when Mr. Showalter was killed.

August 7 The day following the Bulletin’s report of Dean quashing the lead, Chief State’s Atty. Joseph Gormley says he had “no idea” why the lead “which very well could have led to something,” resulted in a dead end. Two state police officers had met with Gormley to discuss the letter of confession.

August 6

State police list the investigation into the killing of Mr. Showalter as “closed pending further development.” That classification came 31 days after Dean threw the harassment case out of court.

August 30

Mrs. Showalter again asks Superior Court Judge Angelo Santaniello to call for a one-man grand jury probe.

September 1

Mrs. Showalter publicly renews her efforts to have a one-man grand jury reopen the investigation into the hit-run killing of her son. In a statement sent to 22 media outlets, Mrs. Showalter says she made the appeal in an August 30 letter to Superior Court Judge Angelo Santaniello. She says she was asking the judge to “make good on a promise” he made to her in June 1974. Santaniello wrote in a June 24, 1974 letter, Superior Court intercession would be possible if the investigation required it.

Santaniello said, “probably the proper person” to approach would be State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti. But Mrs. Showalter said she is ignoring Satti because he failed to respond to her December 1975 letter asking for the grand jury.

September 23

State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti says he needs another three weeks to review information on the killing of Mr. Showalter before deciding whether the investigation should be reopened or shelved.

Satti says he had hoped to have the matter resolved by today, but the sinking of his 35-foot cabin cruiser two weeks ago, an unexpected report of crimes by New London police, and a new trial forced him behind schedule.

November 23

Mrs. Showalter turns to Governor Ella T. Grasso for help.

“I cannot endure this loss of a beloved son in the midst of a governmental system that appears to neither act nor care,” Mrs. Showalter says in a letter to the governor.

Mrs. Showalter says she is skeptical the New London County State’s Attorney’s review of the case will result in the one-man grand jury she has requested. Satti today said he is still reviewing transcripts of the Coroner’s Inquest and refused further comment.

December 21

Just three days before the third anniversary of the killing of Kevin B. Showalter, the state’s chief court administrator orders the city’s only unsolved hit-and-run case reopened.

John P. Cotter signs an order creating a one-man jury to probe the death, renewing hopes that allegations of police bungling and mishandling of the case will be settled.

“I can’t yet believe it,” says Mrs. Showalter, calling the action a “literal miracle.”

Cotter, a justice on the state Supreme Court, selects retired Superior Court Judge Raymond J. Devlin to head the one-man grand jury.

An attorney representing Mrs. Lucille M. Showalter also files a $600,000 lawsuit against the unnamed person(s) responsible for the killing of her son. Atty. Averum J. Sprecher of East Haddam says the suit is aimed at protecting Mrs. Showalter’s rights.

“The action as I have filed it will definitively preserve her rights when the investigative bodies finally determine who killed the boy,” he said. The suit is aimed at heading off fears the state’s statute of limitations might preclude Mrs. Showalter from pursuing civil action if the killer is found.

December 24

Superior Court Judge Joseph F. Dannehy is ordered to replace State Referee Raymond J. Devlin as the one-man grand juror investigating Mr. Showalter’s death. Chief Court Administrator John P. Cotter says Judge Devlin had asked to be taken off the case because he was too busy with other duties, and would be unable to commute from his New Haven office.

1977

January 4

Austin J. McGuigan, the special prosecutor assigned to the one-man grand jury probing the hit-run death of Mr. Showalter promises to pull “all the stops” in his investigation but says he needs help from the public to succeed.

McGuigan has worked for the state for two years as the top investigator of organized crime. He appeals to anyone with information to call him confidentially.

February 8

State Police Commissioner Edward P. Leonard, as part of a last-resort effort, makes a personal appeal to area residents for information about the killing of Mr. Showalter. In a letter to the people who live near the Pequot Avenue site where Mr. Showalter died, Leonard asks for facts – “No matter how insignificant they may appear” – which might shed light on the car, the driver or the accident scene.

Special Prosecutor McGuigan says police “had no suspects.” However, he says if a suspect is found police believe there is sufficient evidence to tie the person to the case.

April 18

Investigators say they feel confident the Showalter case will be solved.

The new optimism comes after a public appeal netted more than 300 leads, new laboratory analysis of existing evidence, and an accounting of each of the more than 10,000 green Chrysler products registered in Eastern Connecticut when Mr. Showalter was killed.

The new evidence means “there is a significant possibility the vehicle in question was not a green Chrysler,” Special Prosecutor Austin McGuigan says. While the investigators will not say what other color the car might have been, the evidence apparently opens new avenues for the investigation. Previously, other theories on who drove the death car, theories which have had some substantiation, were locked into the green Chrysler theory, police acknowledge.

May 10

State police investigators spend two and a half hours recreating and filming the Pequot Avenue death scene where Mr. Showalter was the victim of the hit and run.

May 18

State police again film and re-create death scene.

June 22

The Bulletin reports that one of the most intensive investigations in state police history, the probe into Mr. Showalter’s hit-run death, will be given to a one-man grand jury July 5 in Windham county Superior Court.

Judge Joseph F. Dannehy, the grand juror, imposes a gag order on all investigators assigned to the case. Special Prosecutor McGuigan and 17 state police detectives had gathered evidence for the grand jury.

June 23

More than 50 persons will be subpoenaed and the scope of the probe will be expanded to include subsequent actions connected with the accident, The Bulletin reports.

June 24

Eleven New London police officers, including the top detective involved in the first of three investigations of the hit-run death, have been subpoenaed, The Bulletin reports.

July 5

The grand jury begins behind closed doors with testimony by New London Det. Lt. Konstanty T. Bucko.

Outside, a television camera crew drips with sweat under the glare of a hot summer sun.

Inside it is quiet and cool – almost like any other day. The state police detectives and reporters talk about golf, baseball and other summertime activities. Because of the gag order imposed by Judge Dannehy, they can’t talk about what is most on their minds, what has brought them all together – the unsolved hit-run death of Kevin B. Showalter.

The session lasts about five hours and also includes testimony by Mrs. Showalter and Debra Emilyta, Mr. Showalter’s companion the night he died.

Ms. Emilyta has been sitting on a wall about 6 feet from Mr. Showalter when he was killed. She told police she only heard the 20-year-old Mitchell College student struck, and did not see the car which struck him.

July 6

Witnesses include Michael Buscetto of Mike’s Arco in New London. What he identified as body putty, apparently from the car that struck and killed Mr. Showalter, has never been seen since police officers placed it in an envelope that night, according to sources.

Ms. Emilyta concludes testimony.

Also testifying are Dr. Robert Weller, members of his family, and a friend, who while returning home from church drove past Mr. Showalter as he was changing the tire. They were among the last persons to see Mr. Showalter alive.

Other witnesses include Mrs. Ruth P. Hendel and Mrs. Charles (Shirley Pope) Alloway, her daughter.

On Christmas Eve, 1973, Mrs. Hendel had just turned away from the window of her home on Pequot Avenue where she had been watching Mr. Showalter work on the Emilyta car. She heard the noise of the car striking Mr. Showalter and turning back quickly she caught a glimpse of the taillights. Her first impression of the fleeing southbound car was that it was bright-colored, possibly red.

Mrs. Hendel continued to watch the accident scene as she telephoned Mrs. Alloway, the wife of a New London police officer.

Arthur Adams of New London, a Mitchell College security guard and former state policeman, also testifies. Aside from Ms. Emilyta and the hit-run driver, Adams may have been one of the last persons to see Mr. Showalter alive.

Adams saw Mr. Showalter working on the car and Ms. Emilyta sitting on the stone wall, swinging her legs. He observed the girl with a coat collar wrapped around her head, in conversation with Mr. Showalter, after the Weller party had driven by.

Adams continued on his rounds towards the Montauk Avenue side of the campus. Sometime after 11 p.m., he saw an ambulance heading for the hospital and two police cars heading down Plant Street.

July 7

Some of the last persons who saw Mr. Showalter alive and one of the first who saw him dead testify.

Six members of the Sitty family, who were celebrating Christmas Eve and occasionally watching Mr. Showalter change a tire from inside a house on Pequot Avenue, tell the grand jury what they knew about the case, Edmond Sitty had brought out a blanket and a corduroy coat to put over Mr. Showalter’s body after he had been struck and killed.

A New London High School classmate of Mr. Showalter, Arthur Petrini, was a passenger in a car that passed the accident scene sometime after Mr. Showalter was killed and before the ambulance and police arrived. He also testified.

July 12

Witnesses included two firemen and a dispatcher, two nurses and an orderly, the New London County Medical Examiner, the first man to officially identify Mr. Showalter, and a woman who lives near the accident scene.

Larry Grimes, a security guard who knew Mr. Showalter from Mitchell College, had made the preliminary identification at Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals, where he also worked. Mrs. Dorothy Bryson of Pequot Avenue, who came upon the accident scene, also testifies.

July 13

New London police officers pack the waiting room of the Windham County Courthouse. Of the 11 who were subpoenaed last month, at least seven are present.

The 11 include Patrolmen Vincent McGrath, Steven Colonis, Thomas P. Bowes Jr., and Cpl. Joseph Chiapponne, all of whom were involved in the initial investigation. With the change of shift, Sgt. Joseph Jullarine, Patrolmen Richard West and Glenn Davis and Det. Sgt. Konstanty T. Bucko joined the probe. Bucko was off duty at the time.

McGrath filed the motor vehicle report of the accident and the sketch on the report was by Bowes. Bucko took photographs of the scene and gathered evidence. His photographs may be the only ones taken. Bucko also went to the hospital and got the victim’s clothing, according to sources.

Colonis, the first officer on the scene, apparently arrived as Mr. Showalter was being placed in the ambulance. He interviewed Ms. Emilyta and took her to the station to file a 13-sentence statement.

There is some confusion of whether Colonis drove an unmarked police car that night. Sources say police made conflicting statements on that question.

July 14

Thomas Wainwright, who played tennis with Kevin Showalter at New London High, saw his lifeless body on a sidewalk on Pequot Avenue before an ambulance or police arrived, and is among those testifying today. Arthur Petrini, who testified last week, was a passenger in Wainwright’s car.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wainwright, who were stopped by police after circling the scene in another auto, also testify.

At least seven New London police officers are at the courthouse, but it is not known how many are testifying.

July 19

The grand jury shifts beyond reconstructions by “near witnesses,” as Sgt. Joseph Jullarine, now retired, testifies. He was the squad leader who reportedly conducted “an intensive investigation” for a red car during the 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. shift on Christmas Day 1973.

July 20

The grand jury investigators spend much of the day alone reviewing physical evidence and testimony. Only three witnesses – New London police who have already appeared during the proceedings – are present.

July 21

Det. Bucko appears for at least the fourth time in the nine days the grand jury has convened. The session begins at 10 a.m. and ends about 5:45 p.m., with his departure.

A nurse’s aide who knelt by Mr. Showalter’s body, feeling for a pulse, also testifies, Sue Costello, who heard the report of an accident as she was leaving Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals in New London from her shift, had arrived on the scene before ambulance personnel and police.

July 26

The scope of the grand jury probe goes beyond Mr. Showlater’s death and runs smack into a crucial area of dispute with the appearance of New London police detective Walter Petchark.

On Christmas Day 1973, with evidence already missing and news of Mr. Showalter’s death on the radio, Petchark reportedly received a call from former mayor Harvey N. Mallove. Mallove later told The Bulletin there was no truth to the report. But he allegedly told Petchark he thought he saw the accident the night before.

Three city police detectives – Bucko, Petchark, and Carmello Fazzina – were present at the inquiry. They were followed by laboratory technicians from the FBI, who lent their expertise in the analysis of headlight glass possibly belonging to the death vehicle.

July 27

The former counsel for the estate of Mr. Showalter testifies. Atty. Thomas Bishop confirms his representation of the estate was severed in June 1974.

Thomas and Donald Wainwright return for further testimony.

July 28

Witnesses include Mrs. S.F. Zimet of Ledyard. Mallove said he was visiting at her home on Christmas Eve 1973, left about 10:45 p.m., and was home in New London about half an hour later.

Mrs. Zimet is accompanied by her attorney, L. Patrick Gray. Gray, like Bishop, is a member of the New London law firm Suissman, Shapiro, Wool, and Brennan.

Other witnesses include New London city Manager C. Francis Driscoll and Elise Mallove, Mallove’s daughter. Miss Mallove was home for her Christmas vacation in 1973.

The grand jury begins a four-week recess. More than 50 persons were called during the first 12 days of the inquiry.

August 30

New London police investigators and a newspaper editor who has followed their unsolved hit-run death case for three years are among the witnesses.

Retired Police Chief John Crowley and Det. Lt. K.T. Bucko, who refused repeated pleas by The Bulletin in March of 1975 to discuss the death of Kevin B. Showalter, gives testimony – as did the paper’s managing editor, John C. Peterson.

Peterson testifies for three hours.

August 31

The attorney who conducted a coroner’s inquest into Mr. Showalter’s death, the results of which have never met public scrutiny, is the first witness today. Atty. Joseph Moukwasher, who heard testimony from 50 witnesses during six days in September and November of 1974, is one of the few persons familiar with the substance of that investigation.

It took more than two years for the transcripts of the hearings to be typed and submitted to State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti.

State Police Sgt. Donald Crouch, who in 1974 and 1975 worked for the federal grand jury investigating alleged corruption in the New London force, also testifies. Other witnesses included Rosemary Benson and Carol James.

September 1

Physical exhibits appear to outnumber witnesses in the 15th day of proceedings. Two state police technicians from the crime lab in Bethany carry satchels concealing evidence into the closed courtroom. One exhibit is a light colored automobile fender, which was dented and streaked.

September 2

Det. Edward Pickett of the New London County State’s Attorney’s office, who helped administer a lie detector test to Ms. Emilyta, testifies. Ms. Emilyta passed the test.

Another detective, private investigator Joe Harris, is also called. A former Waterford police sergeant, he worked on the case for a brief time, on his own.

Other witnesses in a short session include State Police Sgt. Charles Trotter, a principal investigator in the federal grand jury probe of the New London city police.

September 12

Two persons who saw Mr. Showalter on Christmas Eve 1973, hours before he was killed testify.

Ramona Ricci, a coworker of Mr. Showalter’s at a Waterford discotheque, attended one of two parties Mr. Showalter had planned to go to after work that night. Nancy Wicksham, who also testified, had joined friends that holiday evening at the club.

September 18

Mallove says his status as a suspect in the case is “nothing new.” During testimony in a New Jersey courtroom, Connecticut State Police revealed Mallove is a prime suspect in the hit-run case. The testimony concerned refusal by two New Jersey men to comply with a subpoena issued by the one-man grand jury. Trooper Charles Wargat also testified he was told the two men repaired Mallove’s car on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 1973.

Mallove tells The Bulletin he did not know the men and never had a car repaired at their shop on Reed Street in New London. He says he didn’t kill Mr. Showalter and doesn’t know anything about anybody who did.

September 19

One of the two men who testified with immunity today has said in a published account he has no knowledge of the case and denied any car was repaired in his New London shop on Christmas Eve 1973.

Walter String Jr. made those comments in the New Jersey Courier Post. He and his son, Walter String III, had been ordered to appear today by a New Jersey judge, after refusing to comply with a subpoena.

Among the dozen or so witnesses are New London city police Sgt. Donald Sloan and Cpl. Charles Alloway. They took the first full statement from Ms. Emilyta, five days after the accident.

September 26

Darlene Barnes, a friend of Mr. Showalter who patronized the Waterford discotheque where he worked, is among the witnesses today. Ms. Barnes was also one of the 50 witnesses during the coroner’s inquest of 1974.

October 3

Larry Grimes testifies again. The Mitchell College security guard who made the first identification of Mr. Showalter at Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals, was also at the courthouse on July 12, and Sept. 26.

The grand jury will be in recess until October 17. It has convened 20 times since July 5 and heard about 90 witnesses.

October 11

Judge Dannehy says published reports that Mallove is a prime suspect in the case “couldn’t bother me in the least.”

“They (the newspapers) are free to speculate if they wish,” Dannehy says. “I am not concerned with their claimed right to freedom of expression.

I think that sometimes their attitude is to publish and be damned, but they don’t bother me.”

“Why don’t you wait” for the grand jury report? Dannehy asked.

October 17

The sales manager of a New London auto firm who said he has sold a number of cars to the family of a suspect in the hit-run case testifies.

In 1970, Peter Emmanuel Sr. of New London Motors sold a Lincoln Continental to Harvey N. Mallove, whom state police have identified as a suspect in the Christmas Eve, 1973 death. A compact car was among the other autos the New London firm sold to Mallove.

State police were looking for a green Chrysler product when they first questioned New London motors personnel, Emmanuel said before he testified. But the firm didn’t sell Mallove such a vehicle, which police had believed was the death car, he added.

October 24

The grand jury does not convene today because the investigators were not ready to proceed, Judge Dannehy said. He said he plans to conduct several more sessions before adjourning to write the final report, but did not specify.

November 14

The grand jury meets for its first regular session since October 17 and hears one witness. The witness, Gary Jordan of New London, said he was dating Elise Mallove on Christmas Eve 1973.

Sources say the grand jury conducted at least one special session since October 17, but it was not known who testified.

November 21

State police continue working long and irregular hours probing Mr. Showalter’s death as they re-create the hit-run scene on Pequot Avenue near Plant Street for at least the third time.

November 29

The man whom state police have said they consider a prime suspect in New London’s only unsolved hit-run death has his day in court.

Harvey N. Mallove testifies for about four hours before the secret grand jury probing Mr. Showalter’s death. Atty. Leo J. McNamara accompanies Mallove to the Windham County Courthouse.

Mallove says he was one of a number of persons who drove by the accident scene shortly before or after Mr. Showalter was killed. But a four-part series by The Bulletin in March of 1975 showed Mallove saw a scene that seven other persons said could not have taken place.

Mallove passed the accident scene within a minute or two after an ambulance call was logged. His statement to New London police – dated eight months later – conflicts with accounts of seven persons at the scene or looking out their windows seconds after Mr. Showalter was struck.

Mr. Showalter was struck by a car as he changed a tire on a friend’s parked Ford Pinto, on a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue near Plant Street.

In his statement, Mallove said he saw an automobile parked at an angle in front of the Pinto. None of the seven persons saw any car stopped at the scene immediately after the victim was hit according to the July 10, 1974 report by New London Det. Lt. Konstanty T. Bucko.

Mallove’s vivid description of a middle-aged man talking with a girl near the car also conflicts with statements by the seven persons.

In his statement, Mallove said he assumed the man was a member of the police department. But Bucko claims in the July 10 report that Mallove told him the talking to the girl was “NOT” a policeman.

Bucko’s report also claims Mallove learned on Christmas Day 1974 that “a man had been killed and he remarked to some people that he saw the body.” But Bucko continued to report that after Mallove viewed photographs of the scene he realized what he mistook for a body was a floor mat. In his statement, Mallove said he saw a “flat object which I assumed was a blanket or a mat.”

In his August 31, 1974 statement, Mallove said, “Seeing no trouble, accident, or any evidence of anything out of place…I continued on my way home.”

In the July 10, 1974 report, Bucko claims; “Mr. Mallove stated he was going to stop because he realized there had been an accident.”

Mallove has told The Bulletin that Bucko misquoted him.

December 7

The calling of witnesses ends with Mallove’s second appearance.

The proceedings included a film screening, apparently of the death scene as re-created by state police.

After the 35 minute screening, Special Prosecutor McGuigan and Judge Dannehy questioned Mallove for about 40 minutes. That was the bulk of the afternoon session.

The question of whether indictments should be handed down in New London’s only unsolved hit-run death now rests with Judge Dannehy.

After 24 sessions and more than 100 witnesses, Dannehy said the next step for the grand jury is the final report on who killed Kevin B. Saltwater.

1978

Feb. 17 Report filed.

Feb. 22

Report made public.

  • THE DANNEHY REPORT


  • SHOWALTER COVERUP COLUMNS

    Chapter 1

    Law and Justice in Everyday Life

    Cover-Up In New London

    Hit-And-Run Continues To Mock Justice


    Sept. 4, 2000

    If Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney John Bailey wants to bring closure to cold cases, here’s one from New London that should top the list: The Showalter hit-and-run cover-up is a dark chapter in Connecticut history, a tale more appropriate for a Third World country.

    And yet, only one thing bothers former New London County State’s Attorney C. Robert Satti about the Showalter case: that it was investigated at all.

    Satti, now retired, made the point again and again, most recently this year. Satti’s complaint, made during the wake of the late state police Detective George Ryalls, was that Ryalls’ obituary mentioned the suspect the prosecutor refused to pursue in the Showalter probe.

    Kevin B. Showalter, a 20-year-old Mitchell College student, was killed at 11:12 p.m. on Christmas Eve 1973. He was changing a tire on a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue on the New London shoreline when he was struck and killed. His girlfriend, sitting only 6 feet away on a stone wall, claims she saw nothing.

    Auto body putty from the death car disappeared after a tow truck driver gave it to New London police. The evidence file that was supposed to contain the putty was stuffed with bathroom tiles. The file that was supposed to contain headlight glass from the death car instead contained glass from three different headlights. State police and others suspected that, in order to throw legitimate investigators off the trail, the late young man's clothing was pounded on a different-colored car than the one that killed him.

    The victim's mother, Lucille M. Showalter, tried to get a grand jury investigation of the cover-up. She was rebuffed repeatedly by the presiding judge, Angelo Santaniello who, it later became clear, was best friends with the leading suspect. Santaniello then referred Showalter to prosecutor Satti, who happened to be his former law partner. Satti refused to acknowledge registered letters from Mrs. Showalter pleading for a grand jury probe.

    Satti did finally meet with Mrs. Showalter in 1978, after Judge Joseph Dannehy of Willimantic, acting as a one-man grand jury, named former New London Mayor Harvey N. Mallove as the probable driver of the hit-run vehicle. Satti called the three-hour meeting, in which he repeatedly told Mrs. Showalter that there never should have been a grand jury investigation under Dannehy.

    Mallove held a good hand; he had the best legal muscle in New London County on his side. New London police would not question him for more than seven months, and then only in a perfunctory manner. They would say they inspected his cars, but they did not. Significantly, Mallove’s Lincoln had been repaired, but it wasn’t until state police took over the case four years after the accident that the fender was finally seized.

    Santaniello would arrange for a coroner’s inquest and put his niece in charge of typing the transcript. Only after two years of intense public pressure would the transcript be typed. But the inquest never issued a finding.

    Santaniello tipped off Mallove that he was a suspect. The judge was also aware of what local police knew about the case. Mrs. Showalter memorialized the admissions in tape-recorded telephone conversations.

    “I did talk to Harvey,” Santaniello told Mrs. Showalter on Oct. 17, 1975, “and I said, `You’re suspected.’ As a matter of fact, at that time a police officer came to him on the same day or the next day, and told him you were making accusations about him and that he was a prime suspect.” The day before, Mallove told Mrs. Showalter, “Judge Santaniello is of the opinion that you fingered me.”

    It was not until 1977 that state police, who took over the case at the behest of former Gov. Ella Grasso, formally named Mallove a suspect. Next week, I'll propose a means to solve the Showalter cover-up.

    Showalter Cover-Up Is New London's Shame

    Sept. 11, 2000

    New London, where I grew up and began working in the 1960s and ‘70s, was a dirty little city with character.

    It had a restaurant called the Hygienic that was everything but. There were at least a couple bars where the cops couldn't do anything, except maybe a little business.

    The top pimp in town never went to jail until he was about 60 and a certain court official retired.

    New London will always be the city that tried to cover up the Christmas Eve 1973 hit-and-run death of Kevin B. Showalter. It's been doing a pretty good job for nearly 27 years, but the onion is beginning to peel.

    The local daily newspaper admitted -- in its official history published this year -- that it did a shoddy job on the Showalter case. Specifically, The Day admitted its failure to explore the relationship between a former mayor and a top judge, and their influence on the course of the criminal investigation. That’s a beginning.

    Political and police corruption goes back a couple generations in New London. By the 1970s, New London police were widely known to be involved in the selling of women, dope and refrigerators, among other things. A federal grand jury took note. But as with the Showalter case, there were these little problems with the evidence.

    A jewelry store owner and former city mayor multi-millionaire Harvey Mallove was the prime suspect in the hit-and-run death of Showalter, a student at Mitchell College. Showalter’s date that night, Christmas Eve 1973, said she saw nothing from her vantage point six feet away, sitting on a stone wall under a streetlight on a residential street as a young man changed the tire of her car.

    Harvey was everybody’s pal. He would take kids to the Super Bowl, then, down the road, get them jobs as cops. He was friends with bums in the street and bums in high political office. He was wired. The standing joke among reporters became: Harvey's a great guy to have a beer with, just don't change your tire if he's driving by.

    “I didn't kill the kid in any way, shape or form,” Harvey told me many times. As mayor, Harvey helped hire a few police chiefs. His best friend was the administrative judge for the county; that was the judge who controlled the early stages of the investigation, specifically a coroner’s inquest that never issued a finding.

    State police followed up a report that Mallove’s best friend, County Administrative Judge Angelo G. Santaniello, was with Mallove on Christmas Eve 1973. Santaniello reportedly was No. 11 on a guest list for a party at the home of his political mentor, the late state Sen. Peter Mariani. The Mariani party was one of two Mallove attended that night.

    Santaniello told reporters he never went out on Christmas Eve.

    Another state judge, Joseph F. Dannehy, conducted two grand jury investigations. In 1978, Dannehy named Mallove as the probable driver of the hit-run vehicle, but said evidence that might have ensured conviction was either mishandled or destroyed.

    Mallove died a few years ago with this legacy. Others still have time to come clean and tell the truth about the cover-up. Mrs. Showalter tried unsuccessfully to have Satti, Santaniello and others prosecuted for hindrance of prosecution (CGS Section 53a-166) warning of impending discovery, providing means of avoiding discovery, preventing discovery by deception. Because a conspiracy to hinder prosecution is an ongoing crime, those with information could tell Chief State's Attorney John Bailey, who has begun an initiative to solve some of the state's cold homicide cases.

    Isn’t it time? No one kept the system honest when it counted, though some tried. Most stood by as the system that was supposed to protect the victim and his family betrayed them all.

    Where is the conscience of the community?

    Cold Case On Ice Forever

    Nov. 6, 2000

    One way to deflect attention from a suspect is to get investigators involved in meaningless, time-consuming tasks. Another way is to create a bogus suspect who is then exposed as such, causing a belief that the case is just too hazy to pursue.

    Both of these devices were used repeatedly in the cover-up of the Showalter hit-run case in New London. Whether this was happenstance, indifference, incompetence or malfeasance, the result was the same. The system failed.

    And now, it seems, the truth will remain buried forever.

    Judge Joseph F. Dannehy, the grand juror who investigated the case, wrote in his finding of fact: “After December 25, 1973, the New London Police Department did virtually nothing to solve the hit-run death of Kevin B. Showalter.” The accident occurred the night before.

    Local police and court officials, however, were pro-active in another sense. Their actions served to protect the assailant.

    For example, New London police claimed it would cost as much as $1,200 to trace vehicles using data from the state Motor Vehicle Department. The motor vehicle department declared there was no such charge.

    Nevertheless, New London police spent their time hand-sorting local motor vehicle cards. They looked for a green Chrysler. That was likely a false lead; state police said paint particles found on the victim's clothing did not come from the car that killed him.

    Former Mayor Harvey Mallove began meeting informally with police and court officials as early as Dec. 25, 1973. Mallove wanted to know what the police knew.

    The only lead after two and a half years was quashed by then New London Common Pleas Court Prosecutor Harold Dean in May 1976. The lead was a letter of confession written by a Somers prison inmate to the victim’s mother, Lucille Showalter.

    “I told Harold how important that was to me,” Mallove, the prime suspect, confided to an associate. He also acknowledged discussing the purported confession with his best friend, the presiding judge for the county, Angelo Santaniello.

    The author of the letter was known to be connected with “fences,” or purveyors of stolen goods in the New London area. State police arrested him for harassment of Mrs. Showalter. Two state troopers met with Dean for an hour. They told him the letter contained possibly significant information. State police also believed they could connect the dots in New London between the letter writer and the powers-that-be. Did he owe some favors? Was he paid? Police knew the author had no liability for the accident; he was actually in Florida at the time of the hit-run.

    Dean nolled and dismissed the case without telling the troopers or Mallove. Soon thereafter, state police listed the killing of Showalter as “closed pending further development.” Upon learning of Dean's action, Chief State's Attorney Joseph Gormley remarked he had “no idea” why the lead, “which very well could have led to something,” resulted in a dead end. The case would remain closed for six months, until Gov. Ella Grasso brought the matter to Justice John Cotter.

    Was there criminal activity connected with the Showalter cover-up? It appears we will never know for certain. Dannehy named Mallove as the probable driver, noting that evidence which might have ensured conviction was destroyed. The Chief State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed aspects of the case this fall after a series of columns appeared in The Law Tribune. However, the statute of limitations for the most likely potential charge, conspiracy to hinder prosecution of motor vehicle misconduct, has expired. This shameful case, it appears, is destined to stay on ice forever.

    - AND:

    Olympic Gold for Missing Evidence


    November 28, 2005

    Judge Ellen Gordon was in way over her head with what she tried pass off as a ruling in Day Publishing v. State's Attorney.

    Clueless Gordon was handed a hot one, a case no one has ever wanted in the so-called New London Judicial District. Every single time this case has come to court, begging for justice, The Robes, the prosecutors and their minions have either desecrated their oaths or looked the other way. Clueless Gordon, fairly new to the scene, has managed to join the list of those who are both ostriches and failures.

    The Day newspaper asked Gordon this year to release the grand jury testimony regarding the cover-up of the 1973 hit-run death of Kevin Showalter. Before Gordon probably ever heard of Showalter, five New London County judges recused themselves from a John Doe civil suit against the driver because they were friends with the prime suspect, Harvey Mallove. Mallove -- the late mayor of New London and multimillionaire jeweler who picked police chiefs, planned to run for Congress and starred in the social scene -- was prone to say, "I never killed the kid -- in any way, shape or form."

    It's not like we could expect a New London judge to show guts or brains in this case. Compelling testimony from the first of two grand juries implicated local law enforcement and court officials in a widespread cover-up.

    On Christmas Eve 1973 at 11:12 p.m., as the call came in, a high-ranking New London officer, said, "F--k him, he's dead," and then left to go home. Showalter, a 20-year-old Mitchell College student, lay dead on a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue by the shoreline. His body was thrown 22 feet from the point of impact. His shoes were found 110 feet apart. A leg bone was 75 feet away.

    A tow truck driver gave police auto body putty from the death car. The putty was never seen again. New London police mixed headlight glass from at least three different cars in what they called the evidence file. Replacing the auto body putty was bathroom tile. A local coroner's inquest never issued a finding. State police, who took over the case at the behest of Gov. Ella Grasso, were bewildered and angry when they could not find the transcript of the coroner's inquest. Mallove's best friend -- the presiding judge for the county, Angelo G. Santaniello -- had put his niece in charge of typing that transcript. Santaniello also tipped off Mallove to his status as a suspect.

    Now, Clueless Gordon can't find the 3,000-page transcript of the first grand jury. Does she care? Court clerks allegedly performed a diligent search. Would any reasonable person believe or accept any of this?

    Among the last persons known to possess the grand jury report was the late State's Attorney, C. Robert Satti. Satti, who refused to investigate the case before a special prosecutor was appointed, claimed he returned a copy to the grand juror, then Willimantic Superior Court Judge (later Supreme Court Justice) Joseph Dannehy. Both Dannehy and Satti are dead. Did "Do Nothing Bob" -- Mallove's moniker for Satti -- take it with him? We might as well ask Harvey, also dead, or Kevin.

    Gordon's pathetic decision, dated Nov. 7, went on for about a sentence before its first fatal error. It might sound like a technical error, but it's much, much more than that. She actually said New London police investigated the case.

    Before this, I thought it might take generations to remove the stench from the New London courthouse. Alas, for New London, the stench of this cover-up is forever.


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    F. Lee Bailey on Law and Justice in Everyday Life and the Showalter case:

    This book - which is mainly about public officials, police, judges and lawyers either shaming or shining - is a good read. Many of the stories stand alone, like slices of life. Others will appear early in the book, with follow-up chapters later. The crown jewel, in my view, is his handling of the strange death of Kevin Showalter, who was slammed 50 feet down the road in New London, Connecticut on Christmas Eve 1973 while changing a tire on the traffic side of a parked car. For many years, Andy Thibault dogged a case which public officials seemed determined to let die, despite the presence of a likely suspect. He tells me his mentor, John Peterson, broke the case open and then handed over the torch. Joined by the victim's mother, Lucille, who revealed herself as a determined but delightful woman as the story unfolds, Andy beats up on police, prosecutors, judges and governors until finally there is action. Spurred on by an appointment hastened by Gov. Ella Grasso, Judge Joseph Dannehy conducted one of the most brilliant and thorough investigations I have ever seen. If this book were only about the Showalter case, it would be worth the price.

    APPENDIX

    THE SHOWALTER CHRONOLOGY – A FOUR YEAR SEARCH FOR JUSTICE


    New London, Ct.

    1973

    December 24

    Approximately 11:10 to 11:20 p.m. Kevin B. Showalter is killed. Car leaves scene. Only taillights observed by a neighbor.

    There is much confusion. Mr. Showalter had been changing a tire on his companion’s car. His companion Debra Emilyta, was sitting about six feet away from the car on a stone wall.

    Ms. Emilyta told police she heard a thud, but did not see the car which struck Mr. Showalter. She said she ran across the road, a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue near Plant Street, before seeing Mr. Showalter’s body.

    Mr. Showalter’s body was thrown 22 feet from the believed point of impact, onto a sidewalk near a large tree. The police report prepared that night noted the deceased’s shoes were found 110 feet apart. Part of a leg bone was found 75 feet away.

    Michael Buscetto of Mike’s Auto Body gives police body putty, apparently from the car which struck Mr. Showalter. The putty never made it to the police station. Det. Lt. Konstanty T. Bucko later denies its existence.

    December 25

    Autopsy performed. No trace of alcohol or drugs found. Cause of death listed as lacerated liver and broken neck.

    In efforts to console Mrs. Showalter, friends, neighbors, witnesses and officials volunteer information about the accident. She quietly listens for about six weeks, taking it for granted that police are acting on the same information. December 26

    New London police begin full-scale search for red car.

    1974

    February 6

    FBI report describes paint particles on Mr. Showalter’s clothing as “racing green” or “forest green” used on 1968 Chrysler products.

    February 7

    Mrs. Showalter notes she had the impression local police were not actively pursuing the case. She began interviewing those persons who came to her voluntarily and made a written record of her findings.

    During the next three weeks, Mrs. Showalter spends much of her time making telephone calls and knocking on doors. She and her youngest son Craig, then 14, visited a number of local auto dealers and garages. She said in most cases they were told police had not made any inquiries of them.

    February 28

    New London police conduct first interview with Harvey N. Mallove, the downtown merchant and former mayor and city councilor. Mallove stated he drove by Pequot Avenue near Plant Street shortly before 11:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve 1973. Seven people near the accident scene contradict what he said he saw.

    April 20

    Mrs. Showalter writes to State’s Atty. Edmund J. O’Brien, requesting a one-man grand jury investigation into her son’s death. O’Brien never responds.

    On the same day, Atty. Thomas Bishop, representing Mrs. Showalter as the administratix of Mr. Showalter’s estate, asks Atty. Joseph Moukawsher to conduct a coroner’s inquest of the hit-run death.

    April 23

    Moukawsher agrees to conduct inquest but must confer with New London police before setting date.

    June 4

    Mrs. Showalter writes to New London Police Chief John J. Crowley, asking for a progress report on the investigation by his force. Crowley neither acknowledges receipt of letter nor responds. Copies of letter were sent to City Manager C. Francis Driscoll, and Abraham Kirshenbaum, then chairman of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

    June 10

    Mrs. Showalter asks Superior Court Judge Angelo Santaniello to call for a grand jury investigation.

    June 24

    Santaniello notes Moukawsher has agreed to conduct coroner’s inquest. He tells Mrs. Showalter, “If it appears that during any stage of this proceeding that any further intercession is necessary, appropriate action will be taken at that time.”

    July 2

    Mrs. Showalter writes to City Manager C. Francis Driscoll, asking for a report from his office assessing the police department’s handling of the case. She also asks for a reply to her June 4 letter to Police Chief Crowley.

    July 9

    Driscoll tells Crowley to prepare a complete report for Mrs. Showalter.

    July 10

    Bucko completes report on fatal accident.

    July 25

    Driscoll sends Mrs. Showalter Bucko’s report. The report said Mr. Showalter’s body was in the road, but the ambulance crew which took Mr. Showalter to Lawrence Memorial Hospital said they found him on the sidewalk several feet away. No police officer ever saw the body at the scene since the first officer arrived as the body was being placed in the ambulance.

    Bucko says paint particles from a 1968 Plymouth at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton are similar to those found on Mr. Showalter’s clothing, but the same paint is used on any 1968 Chrysler product.

    Bucko also says a piece of metal Mrs. Showalter found near the accident scene is in the detective bureau. When Mrs. Showalter first offered the metal to police, they refused to sign a receipt for it.

    August 6

    Mrs. Showalter writes to Driscoll regarding Bucko’s report. She lists six pages of comments on allegedly “serious omissions” and “strictly opinion judgments” by Bucko.

    Mrs. Showalter also writes to Chief State’s Atty. Joseph Gormley, asking him to send a representative to the coroner’s inquest. She includes copies of correspondence with local officials and Bucko’s report.

    August 9

    Mrs. Showalter requests a meeting with the City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

    August 15

    Bucko updates report, at request of city manager Driscoll.

    Bucko said of the body location, “the position he (Mr. Showalter) was found in at the scene of the accident, in my opinion, would not help in solving this matter.” Erroneous on the report is the position of the car jack which is shown on the front bumper. The car Mr. Showalter was working on, a Ford Pinto, had to be jacked from the side of the vehicle.

    Omitted from the report is the location of a car mat seen to the rear of the car and the spare tire Mr. Showalter never got to put on the car.

    August 20

    Gormley writes to Mrs. Showalter, telling her the local police investigation “has proceeded smoothly,” and there is “no reason for this office to initiate its own investigation.”

    August 28

    The Public Safety Committee of the New London City Council meets in closed session for one hour to discuss the hit-run death. Chief Crowley requested the closed session. He said there is evidence that could jeopardize future action.

    Mrs. Showalter submitted a 12-page statement for the meeting, but did not attend.

    Crowley said the case is not closed and it appears an arrest may be made.

    August 31

    Mallove submits official statement to New London police.

    November, 1974

    After being postponed several times, the coroner’s inquest hears testimony from 50 persons. No findings issued.

    1975

    January 24

    A state police detective participating in the federal grand jury probe of the city police department has told one of its patrolmen they identified the driver of the car which struck and killed Mr. Showalter on Christmas Eve, 1973.

    “We know who killed the Showalter kid, how come you don’t?” the detective was quoted in The Norwich Bulletin as saying.

    March 19-22

    The Bulletin, in a four-part series, shows:

    - Eyewitnesses and what New London police called “near witnesses” drastically differed in their accounts of the accident.

    - Microscopic paint particles found on Mr. Showalter’s clothing on which police based their search may not have been left by the vehicle which struck him.

    - Evidence entrusted to police officers at the scene has never been seen since.

    - A claim by police that it would cost as much as $1,200 to trace vehicles possible involved in the mishap was declared false by the state Motor Vehicle Department.

    The Bulletin, when preparing the series of articles, made repeated efforts to discuss the case with police officials but Lt. K.T. Bucko, who headed the case, on the advice of then Police Chief John Crowley, would not.

    April 3 State police conduct an extensive door-to-door inquiry in the Pequot Avenue region. State police have been looking into the case as part of a federal grand jury investigation into alleged corruption within the city force.

    July 12

    The state of Connecticut offers a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the hit-run death of Mr. Showalter. A total of $3,000 is now being offered. Classmates and friends of Mr. Showalter’s have already collected $1,000.

    July 21

    A community effort by friends and classmates raises the reward to $5,000.

    November 8

    The transcript of the coroner’s inquest of the hit-run death conducted nearly a year ago has yet to be typed, Coroner Joseph Moukawsher confirms. He said he wants to review the transcript even though he believes his six-day long inquest did not establish any guilt in the case. He said he has not spoken with the court reporter assigned to the case since the early summer.

    December 10

    Mrs. Showalter writes to State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti, requesting a one-man grand jury investigation. No response.

    1976

    January 6

    Satti refuses to confirm or deny the existence of Mrs. Showalter’s request. Mrs. Showalter has also asked Satti’s office to ascertain the location of recorded tapes made during the coroner’s inquest.

    January 9

    Mrs. Showalter sends a special delivery letter to Satti asking for a response to the December 10 request. No response.

    February 19

    In a feature article, also carried statewide by the Associated Press, The Bulletin profiles Mrs. Showalter on page one.

    Some public officials regard her as a persistent nuisance, someone to be ignored and sidestepped, but Mrs. Lucille M. Showalter will not breathe easily until they tell her who killed her son, Bulletin reporter Fred Vollono wrote.

    “The official comment seems to be there is nothing to it,” Mrs. Showalter said. “It is just the ramblings of a grief-stricken mother. But there are many people who urge me to go on. They say, ‘Lucille, if you stop, then nothing will ever be done.’”

    February 23

    Mrs. Showalter receives a letter of confession from an inmate at Somers state prison. The inmate said he was plagued by news accounts of the death. Every time he seems to forget the accident, the inmate said, he reads another news story.

    April 2

    Mrs. Showalter submits a third written request to Satti for a grand-jury probe. No response.

    May 6

    Common Pleas court Prosecutor Harold Dean quashes the only lead in the two and a half year old investigation, The Norwich Bulletin reports. The lead was the letter of confession written by the inmate at Somers Prison. State police arrested the inmate for harassment of the victim’s mother, Mrs. Showalter, to whom the letter was sent. Dean nolled the case and allowed it to be dismissed despite a prior meeting with state police when the significance of the arrest was discussed.

    State police did not believe the letter writer was responsible for the hit-run death, but they thought the letter contained possibly significant information. Dean said he was certain the accused had no knowledge of the case, because he was incarcerated when Mr. Showalter was killed.

    August 7 The day following the Bulletin’s report of Dean quashing the lead, Chief State’s Atty. Joseph Gormley says he had “no idea” why the lead “which very well could have led to something,” resulted in a dead end. Two state police officers had met with Gormley to discuss the letter of confession.

    August 6

    State police list the investigation into the killing of Mr. Showalter as “closed pending further development.” That classification came 31 days after Dean threw the harassment case out of court.

    August 30

    Mrs. Showalter again asks Superior Court Judge Angelo Santaniello to call for a one-man grand jury probe.

    September 1

    Mrs. Showalter publicly renews her efforts to have a one-man grand jury reopen the investigation into the hit-run killing of her son. In a statement sent to 22 media outlets, Mrs. Showalter says she made the appeal in an August 30 letter to Superior Court Judge Angelo Santaniello. She says she was asking the judge to “make good on a promise” he made to her in June 1974. Santaniello wrote in a June 24, 1974 letter, Superior Court intercession would be possible if the investigation required it.

    Santaniello said, “probably the proper person” to approach would be State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti. But Mrs. Showalter said she is ignoring Satti because he failed to respond to her December 1975 letter asking for the grand jury.

    September 23

    State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti says he needs another three weeks to review information on the killing of Mr. Showalter before deciding whether the investigation should be reopened or shelved.

    Satti says he had hoped to have the matter resolved by today, but the sinking of his 35-foot cabin cruiser two weeks ago, an unexpected report of crimes by New London police, and a new trial forced him behind schedule.

    November 23

    Mrs. Showalter turns to Governor Ella T. Grasso for help.

    “I cannot endure this loss of a beloved son in the midst of a governmental system that appears to neither act nor care,” Mrs. Showalter says in a letter to the governor.

    Mrs. Showalter says she is skeptical the New London County State’s Attorney’s review of the case will result in the one-man grand jury she has requested. Satti today said he is still reviewing transcripts of the Coroner’s Inquest and refused further comment.

    December 21

    Just three days before the third anniversary of the killing of Kevin B. Showalter, the state’s chief court administrator orders the city’s only unsolved hit-and-run case reopened.

    John P. Cotter signs an order creating a one-man jury to probe the death, renewing hopes that allegations of police bungling and mishandling of the case will be settled.

    “I can’t yet believe it,” says Mrs. Showalter, calling the action a “literal miracle.”

    Cotter, a justice on the state Supreme Court, selects retired Superior Court Judge Raymond J. Devlin to head the one-man grand jury.

    An attorney representing Mrs. Lucille M. Showalter also files a $600,000 lawsuit against the unnamed person(s) responsible for the killing of her son. Atty. Averum J. Sprecher of East Haddam says the suit is aimed at protecting Mrs. Showalter’s rights.

    “The action as I have filed it will definitively preserve her rights when the investigative bodies finally determine who killed the boy,” he said. The suit is aimed at heading off fears the state’s statute of limitations might preclude Mrs. Showalter from pursuing civil action if the killer is found.

    December 24

    Superior Court Judge Joseph F. Dannehy is ordered to replace State Referee Raymond J. Devlin as the one-man grand juror investigating Mr. Showalter’s death. Chief Court Administrator John P. Cotter says Judge Devlin had asked to be taken off the case because he was too busy with other duties, and would be unable to commute from his New Haven office.

    1977

    January 4

    Austin J. McGuigan, the special prosecutor assigned to the one-man grand jury probing the hit-run death of Mr. Showalter promises to pull “all the stops” in his investigation but says he needs help from the public to succeed.

    McGuigan has worked for the state for two years as the top investigator of organized crime. He appeals to anyone with information to call him confidentially.

    February 8

    State Police Commissioner Edward P. Leonard, as part of a last-resort effort, makes a personal appeal to area residents for information about the killing of Mr. Showalter. In a letter to the people who live near the Pequot Avenue site where Mr. Showalter died, Leonard asks for facts – “No matter how insignificant they may appear” – which might shed light on the car, the driver or the accident scene.

    Special Prosecutor McGuigan says police “had no suspects.” However, he says if a suspect is found police believe there is sufficient evidence to tie the person to the case.

    April 18

    Investigators say they feel confident the Showalter case will be solved.

    The new optimism comes after a public appeal netted more than 300 leads, new laboratory analysis of existing evidence, and an accounting of each of the more than 10,000 green Chrysler products registered in Eastern Connecticut when Mr. Showalter was killed.

    The new evidence means “there is a significant possibility the vehicle in question was not a green Chrysler,” Special Prosecutor Austin McGuigan says. While the investigators will not say what other color the car might have been, the evidence apparently opens new avenues for the investigation. Previously, other theories on who drove the death car, theories which have had some substantiation, were locked into the green Chrysler theory, police acknowledge.

    May 10

    State police investigators spend two and a half hours recreating and filming the Pequot Avenue death scene where Mr. Showalter was the victim of the hit and run.

    May 18

    State police again film and re-create death scene.

    June 22

    The Bulletin reports that one of the most intensive investigations in state police history, the probe into Mr. Showalter’s hit-run death, will be given to a one-man grand jury July 5 in Windham county Superior Court.

    Judge Joseph F. Dannehy, the grand juror, imposes a gag order on all investigators assigned to the case. Special Prosecutor McGuigan and 17 state police detectives had gathered evidence for the grand jury.

    June 23

    More than 50 persons will be subpoenaed and the scope of the probe will be expanded to include subsequent actions connected with the accident, The Bulletin reports.

    June 24

    Eleven New London police officers, including the top detective involved in the first of three investigations of the hit-run death, have been subpoenaed, The Bulletin reports.

    July 5

    The grand jury begins behind closed doors with testimony by New London Det. Lt. Konstanty T. Bucko.

    Outside, a television camera crew drips with sweat under the glare of a hot summer sun.

    Inside it is quiet and cool – almost like any other day. The state police detectives and reporters talk about golf, baseball and other summertime activities. Because of the gag order imposed by Judge Dannehy, they can’t talk about what is most on their minds, what has brought them all together – the unsolved hit-run death of Kevin B. Showalter.

    The session lasts about five hours and also includes testimony by Mrs. Showalter and Debra Emilyta, Mr. Showalter’s companion the night he died.

    Ms. Emilyta has been sitting on a wall about 6 feet from Mr. Showalter when he was killed. She told police she only heard the 20-year-old Mitchell College student struck, and did not see the car which struck him.

    July 6

    Witnesses include Michael Buscetto of Mike’s Arco in New London. What he identified as body putty, apparently from the car that struck and killed Mr. Showalter, has never been seen since police officers placed it in an envelope that night, according to sources.

    Ms. Emilyta concludes testimony.

    Also testifying are Dr. Robert Weller, members of his family, and a friend, who while returning home from church drove past Mr. Showalter as he was changing the tire. They were among the last persons to see Mr. Showalter alive.

    Other witnesses include Mrs. Ruth P. Hendel and Mrs. Charles (Shirley Pope) Alloway, her daughter.

    On Christmas Eve, 1973, Mrs. Hendel had just turned away from the window of her home on Pequot Avenue where she had been watching Mr. Showalter work on the Emilyta car. She heard the noise of the car striking Mr. Showalter and turning back quickly she caught a glimpse of the taillights. Her first impression of the fleeing southbound car was that it was bright-colored, possibly red.

    Mrs. Hendel continued to watch the accident scene as she telephoned Mrs. Alloway, the wife of a New London police officer.

    Arthur Adams of New London, a Mitchell College security guard and former state policeman, also testifies. Aside from Ms. Emilyta and the hit-run driver, Adams may have been one of the last persons to see Mr. Showalter alive.

    Adams saw Mr. Showalter working on the car and Ms. Emilyta sitting on the stone wall, swinging her legs. He observed the girl with a coat collar wrapped around her head, in conversation with Mr. Showalter, after the Weller party had driven by.

    Adams continued on his rounds towards the Montauk Avenue side of the campus. Sometime after 11 p.m., he saw an ambulance heading for the hospital and two police cars heading down Plant Street.

    July 7

    Some of the last persons who saw Mr. Showalter alive and one of the first who saw him dead testify.

    Six members of the Sitty family, who were celebrating Christmas Eve and occasionally watching Mr. Showalter change a tire from inside a house on Pequot Avenue, tell the grand jury what they knew about the case, Edmond Sitty had brought out a blanket and a corduroy coat to put over Mr. Showalter’s body after he had been struck and killed.

    A New London High School classmate of Mr. Showalter, Arthur Petrini, was a passenger in a car that passed the accident scene sometime after Mr. Showalter was killed and before the ambulance and police arrived. He also testified.

    July 12

    Witnesses included two firemen and a dispatcher, two nurses and an orderly, the New London County Medical Examiner, the first man to officially identify Mr. Showalter, and a woman who lives near the accident scene.

    Larry Grimes, a security guard who knew Mr. Showalter from Mitchell College, had made the preliminary identification at Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals, where he also worked. Mrs. Dorothy Bryson of Pequot Avenue, who came upon the accident scene, also testifies.

    July 13

    New London police officers pack the waiting room of the Windham County Courthouse. Of the 11 who were subpoenaed last month, at least seven are present.

    The 11 include Patrolmen Vincent McGrath, Steven Colonis, Thomas P. Bowes Jr., and Cpl. Joseph Chiapponne, all of whom were involved in the initial investigation. With the change of shift, Sgt. Joseph Jullarine, Patrolmen Richard West and Glenn Davis and Det. Sgt. Konstanty T. Bucko joined the probe. Bucko was off duty at the time.

    McGrath filed the motor vehicle report of the accident and the sketch on the report was by Bowes. Bucko took photographs of the scene and gathered evidence. His photographs may be the only ones taken. Bucko also went to the hospital and got the victim’s clothing, according to sources.

    Colonis, the first officer on the scene, apparently arrived as Mr. Showalter was being placed in the ambulance. He interviewed Ms. Emilyta and took her to the station to file a 13-sentence statement.

    There is some confusion of whether Colonis drove an unmarked police car that night. Sources say police made conflicting statements on that question.

    July 14

    Thomas Wainwright, who played tennis with Kevin Showalter at New London High, saw his lifeless body on a sidewalk on Pequot Avenue before an ambulance or police arrived, and is among those testifying today. Arthur Petrini, who testified last week, was a passenger in Wainwright’s car.

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wainwright, who were stopped by police after circling the scene in another auto, also testify.

    At least seven New London police officers are at the courthouse, but it is not known how many are testifying.

    July 19

    The grand jury shifts beyond reconstructions by “near witnesses,” as Sgt. Joseph Jullarine, now retired, testifies. He was the squad leader who reportedly conducted “an intensive investigation” for a red car during the 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. shift on Christmas Day 1973.

    July 20

    The grand jury investigators spend much of the day alone reviewing physical evidence and testimony. Only three witnesses – New London police who have already appeared during the proceedings – are present.

    July 21

    Det. Bucko appears for at least the fourth time in the nine days the grand jury has convened. The session begins at 10 a.m. and ends about 5:45 p.m., with his departure.

    A nurse’s aide who knelt by Mr. Showalter’s body, feeling for a pulse, also testifies, Sue Costello, who heard the report of an accident as she was leaving Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals in New London from her shift, had arrived on the scene before ambulance personnel and police.

    July 26

    The scope of the grand jury probe goes beyond Mr. Showlater’s death and runs smack into a crucial area of dispute with the appearance of New London police detective Walter Petchark.

    On Christmas Day 1973, with evidence already missing and news of Mr. Showalter’s death on the radio, Petchark reportedly received a call from former mayor Harvey N. Mallove. Mallove later told The Bulletin there was no truth to the report. But he allegedly told Petchark he thought he saw the accident the night before.

    Three city police detectives – Bucko, Petchark, and Carmello Fazzina – were present at the inquiry. They were followed by laboratory technicians from the FBI, who lent their expertise in the analysis of headlight glass possibly belonging to the death vehicle.

    July 27

    The former counsel for the estate of Mr. Showalter testifies. Atty. Thomas Bishop confirms his representation of the estate was severed in June 1974.

    Thomas and Donald Wainwright return for further testimony.

    July 28

    Witnesses include Mrs. S.F. Zimet of Ledyard. Mallove said he was visiting at her home on Christmas Eve 1973, left about 10:45 p.m., and was home in New London about half an hour later.

    Mrs. Zimet is accompanied by her attorney, L. Patrick Gray. Gray, like Bishop, is a member of the New London law firm Suissman, Shapiro, Wool, and Brennan.

    Other witnesses include New London city Manager C. Francis Driscoll and Elise Mallove, Mallove’s daughter. Miss Mallove was home for her Christmas vacation in 1973.

    The grand jury begins a four-week recess. More than 50 persons were called during the first 12 days of the inquiry.

    August 30

    New London police investigators and a newspaper editor who has followed their unsolved hit-run death case for three years are among the witnesses.

    Retired Police Chief John Crowley and Det. Lt. K.T. Bucko, who refused repeated pleas by The Bulletin in March of 1975 to discuss the death of Kevin B. Showalter, gives testimony – as did the paper’s managing editor, John C. Peterson.

    Peterson testifies for three hours.

    August 31

    The attorney who conducted a coroner’s inquest into Mr. Showalter’s death, the results of which have never met public scrutiny, is the first witness today. Atty. Joseph Moukwasher, who heard testimony from 50 witnesses during six days in September and November of 1974, is one of the few persons familiar with the substance of that investigation.

    It took more than two years for the transcripts of the hearings to be typed and submitted to State’s Atty. C. Robert Satti.

    State Police Sgt. Donald Crouch, who in 1974 and 1975 worked for the federal grand jury investigating alleged corruption in the New London force, also testifies. Other witnesses included Rosemary Benson and Carol James.

    September 1

    Physical exhibits appear to outnumber witnesses in the 15th day of proceedings. Two state police technicians from the crime lab in Bethany carry satchels concealing evidence into the closed courtroom. One exhibit is a light colored automobile fender, which was dented and streaked.

    September 2

    Det. Edward Pickett of the New London County State’s Attorney’s office, who helped administer a lie detector test to Ms. Emilyta, testifies. Ms. Emilyta passed the test.

    Another detective, private investigator Joe Harris, is also called. A former Waterford police sergeant, he worked on the case for a brief time, on his own.

    Other witnesses in a short session include State Police Sgt. Charles Trotter, a principal investigator in the federal grand jury probe of the New London city police.

    September 12

    Two persons who saw Mr. Showalter on Christmas Eve 1973, hours before he was killed testify.

    Ramona Ricci, a coworker of Mr. Showalter’s at a Waterford discotheque, attended one of two parties Mr. Showalter had planned to go to after work that night. Nancy Wicksham, who also testified, had joined friends that holiday evening at the club.

    September 18

    Mallove says his status as a suspect in the case is “nothing new.” During testimony in a New Jersey courtroom, Connecticut State Police revealed Mallove is a prime suspect in the hit-run case. The testimony concerned refusal by two New Jersey men to comply with a subpoena issued by the one-man grand jury. Trooper Charles Wargat also testified he was told the two men repaired Mallove’s car on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 1973.

    Mallove tells The Bulletin he did not know the men and never had a car repaired at their shop on Reed Street in New London. He says he didn’t kill Mr. Showalter and doesn’t know anything about anybody who did.

    September 19

    One of the two men who testified with immunity today has said in a published account he has no knowledge of the case and denied any car was repaired in his New London shop on Christmas Eve 1973.

    Walter String Jr. made those comments in the New Jersey Courier Post. He and his son, Walter String III, had been ordered to appear today by a New Jersey judge, after refusing to comply with a subpoena.

    Among the dozen or so witnesses are New London city police Sgt. Donald Sloan and Cpl. Charles Alloway. They took the first full statement from Ms. Emilyta, five days after the accident.

    September 26

    Darlene Barnes, a friend of Mr. Showalter who patronized the Waterford discotheque where he worked, is among the witnesses today. Ms. Barnes was also one of the 50 witnesses during the coroner’s inquest of 1974.

    October 3

    Larry Grimes testifies again. The Mitchell College security guard who made the first identification of Mr. Showalter at Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals, was also at the courthouse on July 12, and Sept. 26.

    The grand jury will be in recess until October 17. It has convened 20 times since July 5 and heard about 90 witnesses.

    October 11

    Judge Dannehy says published reports that Mallove is a prime suspect in the case “couldn’t bother me in the least.”

    “They (the newspapers) are free to speculate if they wish,” Dannehy says. “I am not concerned with their claimed right to freedom of expression.

    I think that sometimes their attitude is to publish and be damned, but they don’t bother me.”

    “Why don’t you wait” for the grand jury report? Dannehy asked.

    October 17

    The sales manager of a New London auto firm who said he has sold a number of cars to the family of a suspect in the hit-run case testifies.

    In 1970, Peter Emmanuel Sr. of New London Motors sold a Lincoln Continental to Harvey N. Mallove, whom state police have identified as a suspect in the Christmas Eve, 1973 death. A compact car was among the other autos the New London firm sold to Mallove.

    State police were looking for a green Chrysler product when they first questioned New London motors personnel, Emmanuel said before he testified. But the firm didn’t sell Mallove such a vehicle, which police had believed was the death car, he added.

    October 24

    The grand jury does not convene today because the investigators were not ready to proceed, Judge Dannehy said. He said he plans to conduct several more sessions before adjourning to write the final report, but did not specify.

    November 14

    The grand jury meets for its first regular session since October 17 and hears one witness. The witness, Gary Jordan of New London, said he was dating Elise Mallove on Christmas Eve 1973.

    Sources say the grand jury conducted at least one special session since October 17, but it was not known who testified.

    November 21

    State police continue working long and irregular hours probing Mr. Showalter’s death as they re-create the hit-run scene on Pequot Avenue near Plant Street for at least the third time.

    November 29

    The man whom state police have said they consider a prime suspect in New London’s only unsolved hit-run death has his day in court.

    Harvey N. Mallove testifies for about four hours before the secret grand jury probing Mr. Showalter’s death. Atty. Leo J. McNamara accompanies Mallove to the Windham County Courthouse.

    Mallove says he was one of a number of persons who drove by the accident scene shortly before or after Mr. Showalter was killed. But a four-part series by The Bulletin in March of 1975 showed Mallove saw a scene that seven other persons said could not have taken place.

    Mallove passed the accident scene within a minute or two after an ambulance call was logged. His statement to New London police – dated eight months later – conflicts with accounts of seven persons at the scene or looking out their windows seconds after Mr. Showalter was struck.

    Mr. Showalter was struck by a car as he changed a tire on a friend’s parked Ford Pinto, on a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue near Plant Street.

    In his statement, Mallove said he saw an automobile parked at an angle in front of the Pinto. None of the seven persons saw any car stopped at the scene immediately after the victim was hit according to the July 10, 1974 report by New London Det. Lt. Konstanty T. Bucko.

    Mallove’s vivid description of a middle-aged man talking with a girl near the car also conflicts with statements by the seven persons.

    In his statement, Mallove said he assumed the man was a member of the police department. But Bucko claims in the July 10 report that Mallove told him the talking to the girl was “NOT” a policeman.

    Bucko’s report also claims Mallove learned on Christmas Day 1974 that “a man had been killed and he remarked to some people that he saw the body.” But Bucko continued to report that after Mallove viewed photographs of the scene he realized what he mistook for a body was a floor mat. In his statement, Mallove said he saw a “flat object which I assumed was a blanket or a mat.”

    In his August 31, 1974 statement, Mallove said, “Seeing no trouble, accident, or any evidence of anything out of place…I continued on my way home.”

    In the July 10, 1974 report, Bucko claims; “Mr. Mallove stated he was going to stop because he realized there had been an accident.”

    Mallove has told The Bulletin that Bucko misquoted him.

    December 7

    The calling of witnesses ends with Mallove’s second appearance.

    The proceedings included a film screening, apparently of the death scene as re-created by state police.

    After the 35 minute screening, Special Prosecutor McGuigan and Judge Dannehy questioned Mallove for about 40 minutes. That was the bulk of the afternoon session.

    The question of whether indictments should be handed down in New London’s only unsolved hit-run death now rests with Judge Dannehy.

    After 24 sessions and more than 100 witnesses, Dannehy said the next step for the grand jury is the final report on who killed Kevin B. Saltwater.

    1978

    Feb. 17 Report filed.

    Feb. 22

    Report made public.

  • THE DANNEHY REPORT


  • SHOWALTER COVERUP COLUMNS

    Chapter 1

    Law and Justice in Everyday Life

    Cover-Up In New London

    Hit-And-Run Continues To Mock Justice


    Sept. 4, 2000

    If Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney John Bailey wants to bring closure to cold cases, here’s one from New London that should top the list: The Showalter hit-and-run cover-up is a dark chapter in Connecticut history, a tale more appropriate for a Third World country.

    And yet, only one thing bothers former New London County State’s Attorney C. Robert Satti about the Showalter case: that it was investigated at all.

    Satti, now retired, made the point again and again, most recently this year. Satti’s complaint, made during the wake of the late state police Detective George Ryalls, was that Ryalls’ obituary mentioned the suspect the prosecutor refused to pursue in the Showalter probe.

    Kevin B. Showalter, a 20-year-old Mitchell College student, was killed at 11:12 p.m. on Christmas Eve 1973. He was changing a tire on a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue on the New London shoreline when he was struck and killed. His girlfriend, sitting only 6 feet away on a stone wall, claims she saw nothing.

    Auto body putty from the death car disappeared after a tow truck driver gave it to New London police. The evidence file that was supposed to contain the putty was stuffed with bathroom tiles. The file that was supposed to contain headlight glass from the death car instead contained glass from three different headlights. State police and others suspected that, in order to throw legitimate investigators off the trail, the late young man's clothing was pounded on a different-colored car than the one that killed him.

    The victim's mother, Lucille M. Showalter, tried to get a grand jury investigation of the cover-up. She was rebuffed repeatedly by the presiding judge, Angelo Santaniello who, it later became clear, was best friends with the leading suspect. Santaniello then referred Showalter to prosecutor Satti, who happened to be his former law partner. Satti refused to acknowledge registered letters from Mrs. Showalter pleading for a grand jury probe.

    Satti did finally meet with Mrs. Showalter in 1978, after Judge Joseph Dannehy of Willimantic, acting as a one-man grand jury, named former New London Mayor Harvey N. Mallove as the probable driver of the hit-run vehicle. Satti called the three-hour meeting, in which he repeatedly told Mrs. Showalter that there never should have been a grand jury investigation under Dannehy.

    Mallove held a good hand; he had the best legal muscle in New London County on his side. New London police would not question him for more than seven months, and then only in a perfunctory manner. They would say they inspected his cars, but they did not. Significantly, Mallove’s Lincoln had been repaired, but it wasn’t until state police took over the case four years after the accident that the fender was finally seized.

    Santaniello would arrange for a coroner’s inquest and put his niece in charge of typing the transcript. Only after two years of intense public pressure would the transcript be typed. But the inquest never issued a finding.

    Santaniello tipped off Mallove that he was a suspect. The judge was also aware of what local police knew about the case. Mrs. Showalter memorialized the admissions in tape-recorded telephone conversations.

    “I did talk to Harvey,” Santaniello told Mrs. Showalter on Oct. 17, 1975, “and I said, `You’re suspected.’ As a matter of fact, at that time a police officer came to him on the same day or the next day, and told him you were making accusations about him and that he was a prime suspect.” The day before, Mallove told Mrs. Showalter, “Judge Santaniello is of the opinion that you fingered me.”

    It was not until 1977 that state police, who took over the case at the behest of former Gov. Ella Grasso, formally named Mallove a suspect. Next week, I'll propose a means to solve the Showalter cover-up.

    Showalter Cover-Up Is New London's Shame

    Sept. 11, 2000

    New London, where I grew up and began working in the 1960s and ‘70s, was a dirty little city with character.

    It had a restaurant called the Hygienic that was everything but. There were at least a couple bars where the cops couldn't do anything, except maybe a little business.

    The top pimp in town never went to jail until he was about 60 and a certain court official retired.

    New London will always be the city that tried to cover up the Christmas Eve 1973 hit-and-run death of Kevin B. Showalter. It's been doing a pretty good job for nearly 27 years, but the onion is beginning to peel.

    The local daily newspaper admitted -- in its official history published this year -- that it did a shoddy job on the Showalter case. Specifically, The Day admitted its failure to explore the relationship between a former mayor and a top judge, and their influence on the course of the criminal investigation. That’s a beginning.

    Political and police corruption goes back a couple generations in New London. By the 1970s, New London police were widely known to be involved in the selling of women, dope and refrigerators, among other things. A federal grand jury took note. But as with the Showalter case, there were these little problems with the evidence.

    A jewelry store owner and former city mayor multi-millionaire Harvey Mallove was the prime suspect in the hit-and-run death of Showalter, a student at Mitchell College. Showalter’s date that night, Christmas Eve 1973, said she saw nothing from her vantage point six feet away, sitting on a stone wall under a streetlight on a residential street as a young man changed the tire of her car.

    Harvey was everybody’s pal. He would take kids to the Super Bowl, then, down the road, get them jobs as cops. He was friends with bums in the street and bums in high political office. He was wired. The standing joke among reporters became: Harvey's a great guy to have a beer with, just don't change your tire if he's driving by.

    “I didn't kill the kid in any way, shape or form,” Harvey told me many times. As mayor, Harvey helped hire a few police chiefs. His best friend was the administrative judge for the county; that was the judge who controlled the early stages of the investigation, specifically a coroner’s inquest that never issued a finding.

    State police followed up a report that Mallove’s best friend, County Administrative Judge Angelo G. Santaniello, was with Mallove on Christmas Eve 1973. Santaniello reportedly was No. 11 on a guest list for a party at the home of his political mentor, the late state Sen. Peter Mariani. The Mariani party was one of two Mallove attended that night.

    Santaniello told reporters he never went out on Christmas Eve.

    Another state judge, Joseph F. Dannehy, conducted two grand jury investigations. In 1978, Dannehy named Mallove as the probable driver of the hit-run vehicle, but said evidence that might have ensured conviction was either mishandled or destroyed.

    Mallove died a few years ago with this legacy. Others still have time to come clean and tell the truth about the cover-up. Mrs. Showalter tried unsuccessfully to have Satti, Santaniello and others prosecuted for hindrance of prosecution (CGS Section 53a-166) warning of impending discovery, providing means of avoiding discovery, preventing discovery by deception. Because a conspiracy to hinder prosecution is an ongoing crime, those with information could tell Chief State's Attorney John Bailey, who has begun an initiative to solve some of the state's cold homicide cases.

    Isn’t it time? No one kept the system honest when it counted, though some tried. Most stood by as the system that was supposed to protect the victim and his family betrayed them all.

    Where is the conscience of the community?

    Cold Case On Ice Forever

    Nov. 6, 2000

    One way to deflect attention from a suspect is to get investigators involved in meaningless, time-consuming tasks. Another way is to create a bogus suspect who is then exposed as such, causing a belief that the case is just too hazy to pursue.

    Both of these devices were used repeatedly in the cover-up of the Showalter hit-run case in New London. Whether this was happenstance, indifference, incompetence or malfeasance, the result was the same. The system failed.

    And now, it seems, the truth will remain buried forever.

    Judge Joseph F. Dannehy, the grand juror who investigated the case, wrote in his finding of fact: “After December 25, 1973, the New London Police Department did virtually nothing to solve the hit-run death of Kevin B. Showalter.” The accident occurred the night before.

    Local police and court officials, however, were pro-active in another sense. Their actions served to protect the assailant.

    For example, New London police claimed it would cost as much as $1,200 to trace vehicles using data from the state Motor Vehicle Department. The motor vehicle department declared there was no such charge.

    Nevertheless, New London police spent their time hand-sorting local motor vehicle cards. They looked for a green Chrysler. That was likely a false lead; state police said paint particles found on the victim's clothing did not come from the car that killed him.

    Former Mayor Harvey Mallove began meeting informally with police and court officials as early as Dec. 25, 1973. Mallove wanted to know what the police knew.

    The only lead after two and a half years was quashed by then New London Common Pleas Court Prosecutor Harold Dean in May 1976. The lead was a letter of confession written by a Somers prison inmate to the victim’s mother, Lucille Showalter.

    “I told Harold how important that was to me,” Mallove, the prime suspect, confided to an associate. He also acknowledged discussing the purported confession with his best friend, the presiding judge for the county, Angelo Santaniello.

    The author of the letter was known to be connected with “fences,” or purveyors of stolen goods in the New London area. State police arrested him for harassment of Mrs. Showalter. Two state troopers met with Dean for an hour. They told him the letter contained possibly significant information. State police also believed they could connect the dots in New London between the letter writer and the powers-that-be. Did he owe some favors? Was he paid? Police knew the author had no liability for the accident; he was actually in Florida at the time of the hit-run.

    Dean nolled and dismissed the case without telling the troopers or Mallove. Soon thereafter, state police listed the killing of Showalter as “closed pending further development.” Upon learning of Dean's action, Chief State's Attorney Joseph Gormley remarked he had “no idea” why the lead, “which very well could have led to something,” resulted in a dead end. The case would remain closed for six months, until Gov. Ella Grasso brought the matter to Justice John Cotter.

    Was there criminal activity connected with the Showalter cover-up? It appears we will never know for certain. Dannehy named Mallove as the probable driver, noting that evidence which might have ensured conviction was destroyed. The Chief State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed aspects of the case this fall after a series of columns appeared in The Law Tribune. However, the statute of limitations for the most likely potential charge, conspiracy to hinder prosecution of motor vehicle misconduct, has expired. This shameful case, it appears, is destined to stay on ice forever.

    - AND:

    Olympic Gold for Missing Evidence


    November 28, 2005

    Judge Ellen Gordon was in way over her head with what she tried pass off as a ruling in Day Publishing v. State's Attorney.

    Clueless Gordon was handed a hot one, a case no one has ever wanted in the so-called New London Judicial District. Every single time this case has come to court, begging for justice, The Robes, the prosecutors and their minions have either desecrated their oaths or looked the other way. Clueless Gordon, fairly new to the scene, has managed to join the list of those who are both ostriches and failures.

    The Day newspaper asked Gordon this year to release the grand jury testimony regarding the cover-up of the 1973 hit-run death of Kevin Showalter. Before Gordon probably ever heard of Showalter, five New London County judges recused themselves from a John Doe civil suit against the driver because they were friends with the prime suspect, Harvey Mallove. Mallove -- the late mayor of New London and multimillionaire jeweler who picked police chiefs, planned to run for Congress and starred in the social scene -- was prone to say, "I never killed the kid -- in any way, shape or form."

    It's not like we could expect a New London judge to show guts or brains in this case. Compelling testimony from the first of two grand juries implicated local law enforcement and court officials in a widespread cover-up.

    On Christmas Eve 1973 at 11:12 p.m., as the call came in, a high-ranking New London officer, said, "F--k him, he's dead," and then left to go home. Showalter, a 20-year-old Mitchell College student, lay dead on a well-lit section of Pequot Avenue by the shoreline. His body was thrown 22 feet from the point of impact. His shoes were found 110 feet apart. A leg bone was 75 feet away.

    A tow truck driver gave police auto body putty from the death car. The putty was never seen again. New London police mixed headlight glass from at least three different cars in what they called the evidence file. Replacing the auto body putty was bathroom tile. A local coroner's inquest never issued a finding. State police, who took over the case at the behest of Gov. Ella Grasso, were bewildered and angry when they could not find the transcript of the coroner's inquest. Mallove's best friend -- the presiding judge for the county, Angelo G. Santaniello -- had put his niece in charge of typing that transcript. Santaniello also tipped off Mallove to his status as a suspect.

    Now, Clueless Gordon can't find the 3,000-page transcript of the first grand jury. Does she care? Court clerks allegedly performed a diligent search. Would any reasonable person believe or accept any of this?

    Among the last persons known to possess the grand jury report was the late State's Attorney, C. Robert Satti. Satti, who refused to investigate the case before a special prosecutor was appointed, claimed he returned a copy to the grand juror, then Willimantic Superior Court Judge (later Supreme Court Justice) Joseph Dannehy. Both Dannehy and Satti are dead. Did "Do Nothing Bob" -- Mallove's moniker for Satti -- take it with him? We might as well ask Harvey, also dead, or Kevin.

    Gordon's pathetic decision, dated Nov. 7, went on for about a sentence before its first fatal error. It might sound like a technical error, but it's much, much more than that. She actually said New London police investigated the case.

    Before this, I thought it might take generations to remove the stench from the New London courthouse. Alas, for New London, the stench of this cover-up is forever.







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  •           SSN talks with I-View Now about recent Eagle Eye integration         
    07/19/2017

    Recently, I-View Now announced a new integration with Eagle Eye Networks. I got the chance to catch up with I-View Now president Larry Folsom to hear a bit about this partnership and how it works.

    “The I-View Now integration with Eagle Eye Networks is a cloud to cloud integration,” Folsom said in an email interview. “We appreciate the architecture in that it is a smart appliance that can be used with inexpensive or expensive cameras depending on the opportunity and requirements. We think this is important for scale (as opposed to cloud systems that require expensive cameras). We found the Eagle Eye Networks APIs to be robust and well thought out.”

    Folsom discussed how the partnership will benefit I-View Now’s customers.

    “We believe this is another great video partner for our dealers and central stations to utilize while protecting their customers,” Folsom said. “It is import to see that the Eagle Eye Networks video will work with all I-View Now compatible signaling integrations (security systems) and will play in the same universal player for operators, end users, and law enforcement.”

    Folsom noted that I-View Now has had a busy year; it partnered with COPS Monitoring and earlier this year announced that cameras from Bosch, OpenEye and Hikvision can now come I-View Now Ready. “We currently have a backlog but we are working our way through it and have been actively hiring engineers to build out the team to support the demand,” he said.

    When asked what the company is currently working on, Folsom pointed to the company’s work with Digital Barriers, announced in early June.

    “This integration is fun because every clip we produce will be processed with the video analytic,” said Folsom. “The process will add intelligence (percent of likelihood of a person) to all of our existing video integrations to reduce false alarms and add bounding boxes so the agent and the end user can see where the changes occurred.”


              Larry Coryell & Eleventh House - live in Oslo (1975)        

              Kommentar zu Docs & Demo von Larry Penang        
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              Los cinco bombazos third party para Wii        


    Publicado originalmente en La Gran N

    Nadamos en la abundancia. 2010 es el año de la re-consagración de las third parties ( 2009 ya sentaron precedente ) y también el año en que Nintendo vuelve a estar en forma. Los dos flancos lo dan todo por un catálogo más extenso y de mayor calidad, pero como suele suceder cuando Nintendo lanza sus megatones ( léase Galaxy 2, Other M o el recurrente Zelda ), las third parties desaparecen para el público. Nintendo es muy Nintendo, y si tenemos Wii es por sus juegos, pero además de nueva epopeya de Link, hay muchos otros juegos que bien pueden ganarse un hueco en nuestras juegotecas de cara a fin de año, porque otros más cercanos como el monstruo del márketing Monster Hunter Tri o la venganza desesperada de No More Heroes 2 lo harán en cuestión de semanas. Estos son los cinco títulos de third parties que están dispuestos a seguir la estela de calité que las desarrolladoras vienen demostrando estos meses de 2010.




    Conduit 2 ( High Voltage, Sega, finales 2010 )

    La secuela del juego polémico del 2009. Lo que es cierto es que High Voltage y los jugones hemos aprendido la lección; tanta expectación puede acabar girandóse en contra y acabar por consumir tu juego. Independientemente del resultado final, The Conduit era un loable intento de llenar un hueco vacío en Wii y nadie le quita el mérito de divertir durante horas en su juego online. Tanto HV como Sega saben que ahora se tendrán que ganar el favor del público cuando el juego salga a la venta y no antes, pero lo poco que se sabe hasta ahora de él ( un multijugador en red y local cooperativo, personalización de personajes, mayor variedad de escenarios ) y la humildad que hasta ahora está teniendo HV entonando un mea culpa, puede llevar a tener fe y esperar que un shooter sin asperezas esta vez.



    NBA Jam ( EA Tiburon, EA Games, finales 2010 )

    Boom Shaka-Laka ! EA saca de la tumba los mates incendiarios de NBA Jam y los recupera en Wii con una nueva entrega capitaneada por su creador Mark Turmell, que se une a EA Iiburon porque nadie como él entiende el básquet arcade on fire. Personajes cabezones, una plantilla formada entre jugadores actuales y clásicos ( Larry Bird y Magic Johnson serán jefes finales ) y la posibilidad de jugar con un control similar al de Wii Sports Resort en la prueba de triples. Pero tranquilos haters del movimiento, también podréis encestar con control clásico. Lo que aun está por ver es si incluirá juego online, lo que le daría un plus enorme a su básquet tan particular.



    De Blob 2 ( Blue Tongue, THQ, principios 2011 )

    El juego del blandiblú colorista logró hacerse un hueco en el corazón de más de medio millón de jugones el pasado 2008, y si consigue esto, también se gana un rinconcito en el de THQ. Aunque la política de la editora californiana se aleja de adaptar sus exitazos a Wii, con De Blob piensan a lo grande. Serie de televisión y merchandising hasta con los Happy Meals a partir de 2011. Todo un producto del entertainment, donde el videojuego deja de ser la pieza principal para ser una más de todo el engranaje comercial. Los australianos de Blue Tongue repiten como desarrolladores en este plataformas tutticolori. Es el juego más enigmático de la lista, pero se dice por ahí que el cooperativo puede ser su principal novedad.



    Epic Mickey ( Junction Point, Disney Interactive, otoño 2010 )

    La estrella third party de Wii el regreso a escena del gurú Warren Spector tras seis años en la sombra. Pintar, borrar, y volver pintar a tu albedrío en escenarios reconocibles y repletos de personajes ( conocidos o no ) del mundo de Mickey Mouse, dónde él será la víctima y no el héroe triunfante. Aunque tú podrás elegir qué será según tus acciones, cambiando así las facciones u habilidades de la mascota de Disney. A medio camino entre el rol, las plataformas ( con fases 2D ) y la aventura, el padre de Deus Ex pretende crear el juego definitivo de Mickey Mouse y todo su mundo que lleva alrededor.



    Tales of Graces ( Namco Tales Studio, NamcoBandai, otoño 2010 )

    El segundo Tales of que Namco lanza en Wii, solo que esta vez no se trata de una secuela descafeinada. Los combates siguen siendo en tiempo real pero con los añadidos de poder moverte libremente por el mapeado de combate y no jugar en plano lateral y alternar dos estilos de combate, asignados al botón A o B respectivamente. Los combates se actualizan, los gráficos también, dejando de lado las texturas en baja resolución y luciendo todo tipo de efectos dinámicos y mapeados extensos. Todo un RPG épico japonés con mucho de digital: vía contenido descargable podrás jugar a un minijuego gratuito ( Kamenin Merchant ) de mazmorreo para cuatro jugadores con tu DS así como trajes alternativos para los protas, estos si previo pago de puntos Nintendo. Dicen las malas lenguas que septiembre sería una fecha ideal para tenerlo por Europa.

    En el backstage:
    Trauma Team ( no confirmado para Europa, mayo en Norte América ), Trackmania Wii ( septiembre ), Arc Rise Fantasia ( no confirmado en Europa, junio en Norte América )

              Scientists invent Neural Lace        
    Scientists have invented a flexible electronic mesh which can be injected into the brain of a mouse. Once injected the mesh unfurls and meshes with the mouse's brain. Neural nets of this kind have appeared in such famous works as William Gibson's Neuromancer, Larry Niven's Known Space and Episode 41 of the 1986 cartoon series The Centurions
              Delta Farce        

    I saw the movie today starring Larry the Cable guy and Bill Engval. the other guys name slips me but there is a scene where the other scrawny guy is in desert sniper camo which basically looks like tan colored seaweed and i thought it was funny because 2 seconds after seeing this Larry says " Geez you look like a retarded Wookie" and the way it wa said and the way it happened were so true. I apologize if that word does affend any one but im just quoting Larry and wondered if any one else saw this mediocre movie.


              Bill Gates backs Robin Hood Tax        
    Philanthropists don't always go heavy on calling for taxation but campaigners calling for a financial transaction tax received a huge boost today after Bill Gates backed the idea.

    Gates will present a report to the G20 when they meet in Cannes this November to recommend that a Robin Hood Tax would raise substantial revenue for aid and development.

    A critical part of his findings as far as the UK government are concerned is that he says such a tax would work whether it was implemented unilaterally or by a small number of countries.

    As Larry Elliott points out in today's Guardian this blows a hole in George Osborne's theory that the levy would need to be globally agreed to be workable.

    This has been our government's main excuse against backing other leading European countries calls for the tax. Gates's report should make it harder for Osborne to wriggle out of it now. Let's hope so - hundreds of billions of dollars a year could be raised from it.
              Larry Woodman (08-07-17)        
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              SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30        

    The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30.

    A love letter to theatre-goers, this hilarious new Broadway hit is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Tony nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell.

    Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! makes its Kansas City premiere with three principal cast members direct from Broadway: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. The touring cast also features Maggie Lakis as Bea, Blake Hammond as Nostradamus, Autumn Hurlbert as Portia, Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah and Jeff Brooks as Shylock.

    From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In The Heights, the irreverent Something Rotten! tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!

    With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals - those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point!

    "Something Rotten! says fun from the very start, and, as the show progresses, it only gets livelier," said Rich Baker, Starlight President and CEO. "The plot is smart; it offers something for everyone, and I think it's just what audiences need right now. I invite Kansas Citians to come to Starlight, check their worries at the door and get ready to laugh for 2½ hours straight!"

    The show's award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction/conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations) and Steve Bebout (associate director).

    Something Rotten! is the fifth show of Starlight's 67th Broadway season and the second of three brand-new musicals that will take the Starlight stage this summer.

    Tickets for Something Rotten! at Starlight Theatre are on sale now for $14 to $152. Tickets are available online at www.kcstarlight.com, by calling 816.363.STAR (7827) or at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

    Discount prices for groups of 10 or more are available. For information about group pricing, contact group sales coordinator Camille Sumrall at 816.997.1137 or groups@kcstarlight.com.

    For more information about the show, visit http://www.rottenbroadway.com.


    About Starlight Theatre
    Starlight Theatre, a recent winner of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts. It also offers extensive community outreach and educational programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight's Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation.

    Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight's venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage.

    For more information, visit www.kcstarlight.com.


              Lupini to new bosses: ‘Trust me’        

    If you’re wondering if Essex Tech, the school Superintendent Bill Lupini is leaving Brookline to lead on Monday, is watching this whole Larry Chen fiasco, they are.

    And?

    According to The Salem News, they’re pretty cool with it all.…


              Don’t you want your teachers to rattle cages?        

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    Hey, long time, no rant.

    I just wanted to check in here quickly about this Larry Chen thing before a decision gets handed down and it’s no longer relevant or useful (to the extent that it is relevant or useful …


              Heat Looking For 3rd Win Against Bucks Thursday        
    Larry Sanders leaned over to LeBron James at one point in Miami and said, "We're here." But for how long?
              KONG: LA ISLA CALAVERA        



    Película: Kong: La Isla Calavera. Título original: Kong: Skull Island. Dirección: Jordan Vogt-Roberts. País: USAAño: 2017. Género: Acciónaventurasfantástico. Reparto: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham. Guion: Max Borenstein. Producción: Thomas Tull. Estreno en España: Marzo 2017.


    Kong: La Isla Calavera reimagina el origen del mítico Kong en una aventura original del director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. En la película, un diverso equipo de exploradores es reunido para aventurarse en el interior de una isla del Pacífico —tan bella como traicionera— que no aparece en los mapas, sin saber que están invadiendo los dominios del mítico Kong.


    Al igual que los inconformistas y contradictorios niños de 'The kings of summer' que se adentraban en el bosque para construir su propia personalidad sobre los cimientos de la aventura como única manera de crecer, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, su director, se ha ido a la Isla Calavera para levantar la que seguramente sea la cabaña más cara, más cinéfila y más aventurera del Hollywood de los últimos años. No es algo nuevo como opción para aproximarse a King Kong: la versión de Peter Jackson no era más que la materialización de un sueño infantil, el del autor neozelandés con respecto a la mitología que el inmortal film de 1933 firmado por Ernest Schoedsack y Merian C. Cooper despertó en él. Los materiales con los cuales Vogt-Roberts edifica ese refugio de imaginación son de primera y heterogénea categoría: desde una relectura muy inteligente de 'La isla del tesoro' (el personaje de John C. Reilly como trasunto del Ben Gunn de la novela de Stevenson), 'La isla misteriosa' de Julio Verne, 'El mundo perdido' de Conan Doyle y 'La tierra olvidada por el tiempo' de E. R. Burroughs a los viajes al corazón de la tiniebla conradianos (y los guiños a 'Apocalypse Now' son evidentes).
    Consciente de que el espectador amante de estas aventuras, de este universo deliberadamente pulp, es un niño atemporal, 'Kong: La Isla Calavera' recurre con inteligencia a ese periodo tornado hoy el Shangri-La de la nostalgia: los años 80. Sí, es verdad que su ambientación y acción acontecen en 1973, días después del fin de la guerra de Vietnam y a tres años de que el barco de prospección petrolífera del 'King Kong' de John Guillermin atravesara las brumas de la isla del gorila gigante. Sin embargo, esa influencia bélica (y rocanrolera) es más de los años 80, de las películas de la Cannon (o de los Rambos de la Carolco) que querían ganar aquella guerra perdida desde el cine, un poco como el reflejo (sumamente estimulante) del militar que encarna Samuel L. Jackson aquí. Y más ochentero es el espíritu de survival fantastique que no oculta su deuda y cariño hacia el 'Depredador' de John McTiernan. Con todo, lo más maravilloso de esta extraordinaria película no es únicamente la mano de un director con una inventiva visual (el ataque a los helicópteros al llegar a la isla) apabullante y su sentido de la aventura, del cine de aventuras, sino cómo es capaz de capturar la magia de la imágenes del 'King Kong' de 1933 (Kong surgiendo de entre la niebla, los planos desde lo alto de las montañas) y la poesía (sí, poesía) de la versión de 1976 (las miradas de dignidad y comprensión del rey Kong) para reelaborarlas con estilo propio y maestría.(FOTOGRAMAS).


    La mejor película de King Kong desde la original. Un personaje que desde que se estrenó en cines en 
    1933 se ha convertido en un icono para el cine, un icono con dos remakes, el último de ellos, el dirigido por Peter Jackson. Es muy difícil revisitar ese personaje sin repetir esquemas previos, y eso es algo que la película de Jordan Vogt-Roberts consigue plenamente. Un viaje a la Isla Calavera en el que no veremos Nueva York, ni una revisión de La Bella y la Bestia, sino un despliegue de cine de aventuras, acción y grandes efectos visuales que por un lado homenajea con brillantez a King Kong y por otro al cine bélico de los 70, con Apocalipsis Now a la cabeza.
    No, no estoy comparando Kong con la obra maestra de Coppola, ni mucho menos. Ni en temas, ni en profundidad… Nada tiene que ver. Pero esta película sí ofrece diversos homenajes visuales a aquella y a la guerra de Vietnam en el cine en general. Al cine de los 70 en particular, para ofrecer un espectáculo visual de primer orden, puro entretenimiento que además guarda un par de gratas sorpresas. Desde el diseño de la isla, el propio Kong, los parajes o las criaturas que la habitan (alejándose de los típicos dinosaurios para darnos una nueva serie de monstruos… como esa terrorífica araña gigante), pasando por la propia acción de la película, el tono de la misma, más centrado en Kong casi que en los humanos......(ACCIÓN DE CINE).

    ......Irreprochable en lo tecnológico, con ritmo desigual pese a que las escenas de acción son abundantes (y muy bien resueltas) y no dan tregua al espectador y con algunos golpes de humor que no terminan de encajar con demasiada armonía dentro del conjunto, la película retiene poco del espíritu de los anteriores Kongs cinematográficos para dejarse llevar por un espíritu lúdico y autorreferencial. En otras palabras, Kong: La isla calavera es a King Kong (1933) lo que Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow, 2015) fue a Parque Jurásico (Steven Spielberg, 1993): una grandilocuente banalización de sus aciertos, diseñada al milímetro para cautivar a las nuevas audiencias, pero sin auténtica magia ni facultad para sorprender alguna. Esto, lejos de ser tomado como algo negativo, debería avisar a quienes esperen encontrar en esta cinta algo que no sea dos horas de puro entretenimiento cargado de testosterona. Los constantes guiños a Apocalypse Now se extienden también al aspecto visual –el brutal pasaje del derribo de Kong a los helicópteros, en el que parece que en cualquier momento van a resonar los acordes de Wagner y su Cabalgata de las valkirias; la incendiaria imagen de Samuel L. Jackson dejándose llevar por los efectos destructivos del napalm–, algo que otorga a la obra una atractiva personalidad (prestada) que se ve potenciada con una excelente labor de Larry Fong en la fotografía, su conseguida estética setentera (esas imágenes documentales intercaladas) y el uso de clásicos del rock de la época en su banda sonora. Por todo ello, si no nos dejamos llevar por falsas expectativas de trascendencia –alimentadas, tal vez, por el hecho de tener detrás de las cámaras a alguien como Jordan Vogt-Roberts, realizador de una pequeña perla indie como fue The Kings of Summer (2013)– que nunca se cumplen, la película se disfruta con facilidad y es cumplidora como monster movie con alma de serie B –durante su visionado asoman a nuestro recuerdo aquellas entrañables producciones de Kevin Connor adaptando, a su aire, a Edgar Rice Burroughs– y presupuesto de serie A. El alcance de su calado en el espectador será, en este caso, directamente proporcional a los prejuicios con los que este se acerque a ella.(EL ANTEPENULTIMOMOHICANO).
              LA LLEGADA        




    Título original
    Arrival
    País
    USA
    Estreno en USA
    11/11/2016
    Estreno en España
    18/11/2016
    Productora
    FilmNation Entertainment, Lava Bear Films, 21 Laps
    Director
    Denis Villeneuve
    Guión
    Eric Heisserer
    Reparto
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    Sinopsis: Cuando misteriosas naves espaciales aterrizan en todo el mundo, un equipo de élite (Jeremy Renner y Forest Whitaker) liderado por la lingüista Louise Banks (Amy Adams) intentan descifrar el motivo de su visita. A medida que la humanidad se tambalea al borde de una guerra, Louise y su equipo luchan contra el tiempo llegando a poner en peligro su vida y, muy posiblemente, la del resto de la humanidad.

    Una de las mejores películas del año. Dennis Villeneuve vuelve a fascinar con una arriesgada e inteligente propuesta de ciencia ficción, que sirve como tantas veces en el género, como metáfora de la propia condición humana, de quiénes somos o lo que somos, lo que podemos conseguir y destruir. Lo hace además sin subirse a ningún púlpito para sermonear al personal, sin discursos ni proclamas, con mucha sencillez y anclando la historia en un personaje, el de Amy Adams, que es en muchos sentidos todos y cada uno de nosotros. Una bellísima película sobre el lenguaje y la comunicación o falta de la misma, sin dejar de lado nuestros miedos, nuestros deseos… Quizá no sea para todo el mundo, quizá el público no tenga la paciencia necesaria para disfrutar de una película con “invasión” alienígena que no se centra en los efectos visuales, ni en la acción, ni en los diálogos épicos o similares. Es una historia intimista, que he leído al guionista Max Landis, que es un cruce entre El Árbol de la Vida y Encuentros en la Tercera Fase. Puede ser una buena comparativa, pero en realidad tiene más que ver con Interstellar, aunque alguno no quiera verlo…(ACCIÓN DE CINE).

    Que la gramática generativa de Noah Chomsky, con traducción simultánea a un hermoso idioma visual que parece inspirado en una versión mutante de los dibujos del test de Rorschach, sea el centro de gravedad de 'La llegada' es cuando menos sorprendente. La hipnótica melancolía de la película de Denis Villeneuve cristaliza, en su primer tramo, en una sensación de extrañamiento que ya estaba presente en 'Enemy' (2013). Es admirable el modo en que el cineasta se acerca a la ciencia-ficción, desde una puesta en escena calculadamente perturbadora, que trabaja el espacio fílmico con inteligencia y no teme lanzarse a la piscina sin red (esos alienígenas pulposos).
    Es, también, una pena, que la película tome derroteros más tramposos en su segunda mitad, en la que la deriva hacia pantanosos terrenos malickianos y una obvia elegía a favor del diálogo y la reconciliación entre los pueblos en tiempos tan intolerantes como los de 'Ultimátum a la Tierra' (Robert Wise, 1951) están a punto de hacerla naufragar.(FOTOGRAMAS).

    ....Villenueve, después de obras como EnemyPrisioners y Sicario, posiblemente ha realizado su película más ambiciosa y compleja con La llegada, si bien su propuesta busca que el espectador asuma una posición frente a lo que narra, frente a la construcción del relato y de sus imágenes. Y eso hace de ella una película importante, además de por estar hablando de nuestro presente de una manera clara y por su contundente mensaje pacifista, conciliador y, sobre todo, humanista.

    La llegada se articula alrededor del personaje de Louise, cuyo punto de vista es el que adoptamos como espectadores de principio a fin. A partir de ahí, pensar, a tenor del final, que Villenueve ha jugado con nosotros en algún momento sería un error: en las primeras imágenes ya hay información mostrada de manera sutil que da habida cuenta de ello. Y, entre medias, el relato de ciencia ficción, la búsqueda de un lenguaje posible para comunicarse con los extraterrestres, pasa por la evolución de Louise hacia el entendimiento de algo más profundo que los signos con los que los visitantes se comunican: una nueva percepción de la realidad, del tiempo, que pasa por la ruptura del desarrollo secuencial para entender todo sin principio y sin fin, en un círculo imperfecto, pero material. Villenueve persigue con esto, a partir del relato de Ted Chiang, crear un marco temporal que se ejemplifica en la estructura de la película, sin un comienzo, quizá sin un fin....(CINE 365).

              Weight Inward into Lightness: A Reading of Canoe Repair        
    by
    Flore Chevaillier
    2004-08-19

    “Canoe Repair” takes place at a transitional time for the main character. Zanes moves from New York City to a New Hampshire town and has to adapt to a new life and a new job, running a Laundromat, as well as to his son’s new hang-gliding activity and his wife’s new TV job. Thus, “Canoe Repair” occurs at a moment when rural and urban worlds are put in “connection and disconnection at the same time” (“Midcourse Corrections” 50). While we learn more about Zanes’ occupations, we also read a portrait of the town’s life. We discover a picture of America and its smell of “coffee richly dripping and poppy-seed-blue corn muffins” (69). We read Zanes’ discussions with “Seemyon Stitching … a spring immigrant from Byelorussia and a trained marathon runner” (62), and find out about the “president’s eight o’clock message to the nation” they listen to when “no one among the machine-users seemed to be waiting for the president’s speech” (72). The story deals with the movements of people from the town who use the Laundromat and the movements of the canoe on the lake, as well as the hang-gliding and the weather.

    One might describe the events in these terms. But the story is also a reflection on time and on strange, everyday moments in one’s life. “Canoe Repair” presents a section of a man’s life, also a canoe’s, since its repair is at the center of the story’s multiple directions, its focus on space and movement. The story is a space where different tensions meet. It shows the strain between two worlds, two generations, between different experiences of time and perception, and between two voices telling the story. “Betweenness” is central in McElroy’s writing. In “Canoe Repair,” “ ‘Betweenness’ is… the crumbling edge of the interface of worlds, selves, and situations” (Saltzman 100). Betweenness is also at stake when we consider “Midcourse Corrections,” an unusual autobiographical interview/essay ended by “Canoe Repair.”

    “Is a canoe too beautiful to be funny unless somebody falls out of it?” asks Joseph McElroy in “Midcourse Corrections” - “falls out, tipping it over? Put two people in it facing forward. What’s the stern paddler see? What’s the bow paddler feel? - for the stern paddler?”(42).

    These questions about canoe uses are put into practice in McElroy’s short story, independent but part of the essay, as he explains. “Some of the material in ‘Midcourse Corrections’ could be said to turn into ‘Canoe Repair’… I wanted to use ‘Canoe Repair’ to fulfill ‘Midcourse Corrections,’ that peculiar interview memoir … that should turn into fiction at the end.” Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001.

    “Corrections” is itself an experiment in literary form that in many ways epitomizes the body of McElroy’s writing. “With its inserted interviews, its odd proportions, and its highly colored perspectives of me,” McElroy writes in a letter, “[‘Corrections’] is a hybrid fiction, I suppose. A daydream posing as a document.” (cited in Tabbi 156)

    The thematic and structural research of this “hybrid fiction” turns into practical experience in “Canoe Repair.” The author’s reflections upon space, motion, and perception connect to the movement of the boat on water because the “canoe becomes an occasion to think.” Personal correspondence with the author, February 6, 2003. We can approach the story from different angles due to the openness of its particular structure linking it to the essay, of which it is also the unusual closing part. Nevertheless, it would be unfair to consider the story strictly as a conclusion to “Midcourse Corrections;” it has its own structure, dynamics, and meaning. It is a complex and intense story because of the multiple tensions we can feel in its narration.

    To understand “Canoe Repair,” we have to focus on the transient aspect of Zanes’ life and its relation to tensions that appear both thematically and structurally. The text is literally at the end of the “Midcourse Corrections” but metaphorically “in between.” It connects to “Midcourse Corrections” but is autonomous. Moreover, it plays strangely with the reader’s expectations. It is organized around a double voice that disturbs the reader’s traditional way of reading. The reading, because of structural devices that put us “in between,” becomes the experience of the transition moment Zanes goes through, his shift from one world to another, his perception of the world.

    Zanes’ visions can sometimes be confusing. Hence, some aspects of the story can be destabilizing to the reader. The story starts with a family scene: Zanes and his son are watching the river. A strange canoe used by a black man and a blond woman catches their attention. Zanes’ neighbor calls him afterward to fix the canoe for the blond woman’s son; the canoe captures Zanes’ attention throughout the rest of the story. Parallel to Zanes’ work on the canoe, we learn about his arguments with his son regarding the latter’s hang-gliding practice. We also get to know more about the life that goes on at the Laundromat where Zanes meets with Seemyon Stytchin and a group of young punks that disturb the community. Zanes starts a friendship with Lung, a member of this group. However, this summary contradicts the story’s original presentation of Zanes’ world because it reassembles what is purposefully fragmented in “Canoe Repair.” We only achieve this vision of the story retrospectively because it is not told linearly.

    Our expectations as readers are challenged, as David Porush notes when associating the technique of “de-automatization” provoked by the unsettling language of McElroy’s novel Plus. Plus ’ main character Imp Plus is a brain detached from its body and put in orbit to communicate with earth during a scientific experiment. When relearning ways to communicate, Imp Plus uses language unusually. Therefore, the reader is forced to see words in a different way. Imp Plus presents a new use of words that questions the systems we automatically refer to when using language. In “Canoe Repair,” the challenge to our automatisms lies in the distortions that affect the structure of the story. The compact paragraphs of “Canoe Repair” are juxtaposed without transitions. When turning to a dialogue, McElroy does not use rules of quotation to let the reader know that the viewpoint is changing. Tabbi claims that for McElroy “the mental text … does not precede the work at all but exists instead in the work, where the reader might imaginatively participate in the compositional or self-creative effort that went into the life/work’s composition” (158). The activity of the reader is thus part of the structure of the short story. Disjunction calls up the reader’s activity of representation. It asks us to create a coherent image of the narrative, a coherent text. Omitting the relation between two events leaves room for the reader to fill in the blanks. This crafted incompleteness creates the structure of “Canoe Repair.” Facts have more than one logical order; the reader coordinates elements by analyzing fragments.

    Thus, the reader organizes the very space of the text. We shift, for example, from “When he took his canoe out, Zanes also thought,” to “The ideas knew how to get away sometimes” in the next paragraph (59). Reading “Zanes also thought,” the reader does not expect the sentence to stop at this point. S/he expects a complement to the verb “thought.” Therefore, reading “Canoe Repair” can be somewhat frustrating; the author even ironically refers to our unsatisfied expectation when we lack a transition between the two sentences. That is why, as Wolfgang Iser notes in The Implied Reader, we have to use imagination to compensate for the gaps. The context created by the sentence: “When he took his canoe out, Zanes also thought,” is destroyed so that the reader steps back and reflects upon the narrative as a work of art. “The artwork itself is represented as an artwork” (McHale 30). The reader finds metafictional allusions that suggest a fiction conscious of its fictionality, which makes the reader understand the story at another level of representation. These metafictional moments create a disjunction in addition to the fragmenting of the plot itself.

    Each blank invites interpretation and coordination. Do the gaps become the theme of the narrative? When analyzing Modern texts such as Ulysses, Iser engages the issue of semantic richness and incoherence of gaps, moments of inconsistency, disruption, or omission. He sees reading as a process the reader undergoes to synthesize fragmented elements; the reader creates meaning.

    The unconnected allusions and the abrupt alternation of stylistic devices disclose a large number of gaps … [that give] rise to the stimulating quality of the text. On the one hand, the density of allusions and the continual segmentation of style involve an incessant changing of perspectives, which seems to go out of control whenever the reader tries to pin them down; on the other hand, the gaps resulting from the cuts and abbreviations tempt the reader to fill them in. (Iser 213)

    The structural breaks in “Canoe Repair” might be less extreme than those in Ulysses but, similarly, the gaps and omissions become part of the story’s theme, possibly denying thematic synthesis itself. Zanes’ fragmented thinking and his way of experiencing life are present in the style the author uses. The medium is often the message. The construction of sentences that might make us insecure reminds us that reading “Canoe Repair” is a special experience that enables us to coordinate elements of the story and thus penetrate Zanes’ mind and his somewhat eccentric thinking. The reader, by grasping multiplicity, references, and rambling elements, maps out what is happening in Zanes’ mind. The way things get originally connected structurally mirrors Zanes’ experience of the world that also reaches for unusual connections.

    How do we find our bearings reading “Canoe Repair?” The narration resists linear order. It seems laminated into different sequences of the character’s life. Flashes are exposed with neither explanation nor transition. Joseph McElroy “never hid the gaps” (“Neural Neighborhoods” 204). Chronology is not respected; events follow a pattern of shifts from one subject to another, from one point of view to another, and everything seems important and unimportant at the same time. There is sometimes no link between consecutive sentences: “Was it my time device operating again?” and “A canoe is what makes you do” (77). Here, gaps interfere with our sense of the evolution of the story and the progression in the character’s life, if there is one. These gaps are caused mostly by the double narration of the story, and they are even more challenging to the reader. When we shift from, “Was it my time device operating again?” to “A canoe is what makes you do” (77), we shift from an “I” to an omniscient narrator. Zanes’ own perspective on his life is balanced by the omniscient narrator. To understand Zanes’ life, we need to be inside him and outside him. We need to know the world exterior to Zanes’ subjectivity to understand his reactions, hence the role of the omniscient voice.

    The embedded structure of the story told by two narrators juxtaposes two sources of information. This construction enables the insertion of one perspective within another and it leads us to see Zanes’ life as an accumulation of fragments. Different perspectives provide distinct information about and approaches to the same life. Can the story be seen as a dialogue between these two poles? Unlike traditional narrations where the reader faces a set of events exposed in a linear way, “Canoe Repair” makes the reader feel the duality of life.

    McElroy constructs a dynamic that can be paralleled with the theme of the double, often present in gothic stories. In these stories, the narrator and the character are the same person, although it is usually not clearly stated in the text. In “Canoe Repair,” there is, to some extent, a renewal of the theme of the double since our character has a double voice. The schizophrenic tensions represented by the strange vision of the double in the gothic stories appear in “Canoe Repair” in a somewhat different way. The strain between two voices can be understood as the representation of power over the development of the story.

    First, the omniscient exterior narrator controls the story. Progressively, “I” becomes dominant. At the end, rapid shifts of viewpoint break up the story. The evolution of each viewpoint implicitly lets us gather details about the context of each narrator’s intervention. The constant shift form “I” to “he” changes the reader’s relation to the narrator because it implies a nonlinear way to gather information. Each narrator puts the reader into a frame of mind that influences interpretation. The shifting of frames makes the reader’s activity intense. When we change frames, we have to change our interpretation. How to base our understanding of the story on a specific context when the latter is always denatured?

    The two narrators fragment the story, and they produce a repetitive pattern. Each of the narrators gives us details on the same moments of Zanes’ life. The double narration is thus based on the repetition of similar life sequences. The double narration allows repetition to penetrate the narrative. It is thanks to repetition that the reader can make sense of the story’s disconnected elements. The gaps that we apparently cannot coordinate - such as “Is there somebody over there? Zanes said. Probably, his son said” and “All but one of the machines were in use that evening”(72) - are so large that the only way the reader can assemble the fragments of the story is by focusing on the repetitive patterns that connect these partial perspectives. We constantly come across the same moments: the observation of the canoe, meetings between Zanes’ wife and the producer of her cooking show, scenes with Lung, discussions with Seemyon, and so on. The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration.

    In our mind, those terms are usually connected to something monotonous. Yet in “Canoe Repair,” the iteration of words, ideas, and/or themes does not result in a redundant effect on reading. The first reference to “sunset” (56) is echoed by “[o]ne of them materialized at sunset” and “at sunset a window beamed” (57). Through repetition, meaning emerges. Repetition is not used to stop the progression of the plot: the elements of Zanes’ life are never told twice in exactly the same terms. The accumulation of repetitions creates an unusual meaning, a meaning understood through indirect means. Zanes refers to his own time: “my time device” (58), “another time” (61) as opposed to “my wife’s cookbook, my time machine” (69). Zanes’ experience of life does not rely on a chronological structure. When we accept repetition, we understand that time does not need to be seen as a linear progression.

    Repetition lets us understand how Zanes organizes his life. The first and last moments of the story present similar scenes. “It was sunset and the boy was angry and wanted to be somewhere else” (56). Zanes and his son are outside watching the canoe for the first time. The first words of the story put the reader in the middle of a situation. The first character we meet is not Zanes but his son referred to as a “boy.” He could be anybody. In that sense, the story can be considered a statement about any family life, its structure, its implicit rules, and its repetitive patterns. The reference to “somewhere else” also puzzles the reader at the beginning of a story; we do not even know where the character is. At the end, we have circled back: “Above me, I felt the presence of my son at his window. If I didn’t take down the screens, it would soon be summer again” (78).

    The end is paradoxical since it does not explain the story but at the same time concludes it through indirect means. The story ends on “again,” which alludes to an opening, a repetition of what we have read, maybe an allusion to the beginning if we think of the circularity of the repetitive pattern of the narration. On the other hand, the allusion to the coming summer ends with a period. Spring will soon be finished. We note here again the parallel between the first scene and the last one since the story opens on the ending of something, of a day. We are at a time when Zanes makes a pause in his life. His work on the canoe is what “makes [him] do” (77). His crafting the canoe changes aspects of his life, his relationship with his family and his community. The end of spring makes a kind of conclusion to the story but, at the same time, it opens the story toward a new time period. The conclusion and the opening lead us to different interpretations. We face some conflicting perception of time and closure. Depending on the type of time framework one has in mind, things can be open or closed; that is where the tension originates. The last and first scenes teach us to pay attention to how things are repeated in variation in the story. Both scenes point to a double direction. By examining this process, one understands that repetition is used to let one access Zanes’ subjective knowledge.

    In the two scenes, the son and the father are both watching another place, an outsider place. They disagree on the hang-gliding activity. But this tension gets somewhat resolved at the end when they both look again in the same direction. An open conversation about this issue never appears in the story. Tensions are solved indirectly: “Is the leak like worry, no more than worry?” (75). The boat becomes the center of our attention; it is a place where Zanes’ concerns are to be projected and fixed too. The leak of the boat is associated with Zanes’ life: “When you left your job last year you were taking what you had and making it flow into a new system rather than holding onto what had been used. It would have leaked away if you had not made it move into a new system” (63). The canoe becomes a system of reference we share with Zanes to understand his life. The changes he goes through are projected into the repairing of the canoe, and thanks to the details of the crafting we understand the adjustments of his own life.

    Connection is hidden where we cannot see it at first sight, where we do not expect it. For instance, a paragraph describing Zanes canoeing ends, “A wind was coming up, and I heard a breathing sound of paddling” (65). The next paragraph begins, “He treaded water and in his mind smelled fish scales. A wind came up. Zanes felt a wash against his dome” (65). The wind coming up appears twice, but the repetition is not identical because it lets us collect different details about Zanes canoeing. The first time, the wind relates to sound, while the second time it is linked to smell and then touch because of the sensation of “wash.” The different senses are connected to the same moment of Zanes’ life, and we gather this general image as well as its fragmented aspect thanks to repetition. Zanes’ sense of the world is not constructed upon a close frontier between things. Wind and breath become one; canoe and lake become one. To Zanes, “the beautiful canoe could loosen in your mind” (73). The different parts of his life (his relationship to Lung, his son, his wife, the canoe, the neighbor) are permeable. They communicate in an unusual way because they get to influence one another without ever being purposely or directly connected. The apparently rambling progression of the content of the story mirrors Zanes’ vision of life. As a result, the nonlinearity guides us.

    The relationship between “Canoe Repair” and “Midcourse Corrections” emphasizes the reflections on moments of “repair” or “correction” in one’s life. The two works present pauses at a transitional time. The reading of “Canoe Repair” is the reading of images and themes mapped out in a paradigm linking scattered elements from the story, “Midcourse Corrections,” and the reader’s world. McElroy’s variation on themes common to both “Midcourse Corrections” and “Canoe Repair” is close to Andy Warhol’s technique in a series such as Marilyn. Like the painter, the author chooses a theme and modulates it. This project changes the narrative framework and our reaction to it. We can consider “Midcourse Corrections” and “Canoe Repair” to be doublings on a similar project: both pieces give different perspectives on the same thing, the way “Canoe Repair” also gives partial perspectives on the same plot. When reading “Canoe Repair,” the reader may have “Midcourse Corrections” in mind. Both pieces are meant to add to each other.

    In that sense, McElroy “repeat[s] something now to make you remember something then and set[s] you up for something later” (Kawin 34). The reiterations linking the two pieces can be understood as emphases on moments that create echoes in the reader’s network of references. In “Midcourse Corrections,” McElroy writes that his essay is written to “interrupt, interleave, break diverse kinds of documents” (10). “Canoe Repair” can be read as the application of such a project to fiction. The gaps are motivated by a wish to mix disconnected “documents.” Tabbi notes that the interviews “are like a fiction” (160). In that sense, the frontiers between the essay and fiction are blurred because of their connections. Tabbi also claims, “McElroy locates his compositional self in the space between plural subjectivities” (160). The double narration of the story pluralizes Zanes’ subjectivity in a parallel way.

    Structurally, the two pieces are surprisingly close. “Midcourse Corrections” is a combination of three interviews interrupted by the author’s reflections, “INSERTS,” and ” workpoints.” The short story and the autobiographical essay display a structure that accepts gaps and emphasizes echoes that connect the two texts. The substance of the canoe’s texture is mirrored by other parts of the essay:

    INSERT: hinge turning: remember those trick hinged pieces of wood that were really constructed with curiously attached canvas strips?

    An essay like that. An interview. A sentence fly-by that manufactures its own canvas in the space it also generates out of a music its thought spun off. (“Corrections” 20)

    The crafting activity of canoe repair is paralleled by the composition of writing. The texts’ themes and images branch into one another. As McElroy expresses it, the “mixed metaphor of [his] work extends a fluid trial. Like a mixed metabolism and through the pulmonary winding also unfolding and exfoliation of the sentence’s plot it holds exchanges even between incompatibles” (“Corrections” 15). A paradigm of images is used to progressively construct the original way Zanes conceives his world. We understand how in the story, incompatibles such as “weight” and “lightness” can correlate. In the canoe, “the noble forcing of the ribs into this oval narrow form turned the weight inward into lightness” (67). In one’s life “corrections” and “repair” bring “weight” and “lightness” in contact. Traditional oppositions are reconciled in “Canoe Repair.”

    The Laundromat is a place where clothes are washed, but it also becomes a place to meet, a place where life is concentrated. In addition, when Zanes thinks “rowing looks like work” (58), we see how things can serve different purposes. For Zanes, things do not have a unique meaning. Commonly, a Laundromat is used for washing. The rowing activity is meant to move a boat. However, experience changes the use of things. Zanes gives them a power to influence the world indirectly. His time influences the “real time;” his vision of space dialogues with the “real space.”

    The reader adapts, concentrating on the unsettling aspects of Zanes’ representation of the world, and it participates in the creation of a simultaneous immobility and movement as when “the canoe [is] moving but … [is] still” (56). The apparent contradiction of this statement is illustrated by the structure of the story, which is partly why we may wonder if the canoe or the landscape is moving. Referring to a similar moment of immobility and movement in Hind’s Kidnap, Tony Tanner explains that “we are all familiar with such optic illusion pictures which can be read in more than one way, often as focus shifts so that figure and ground seem to change places” (219). This optic effect is rendered by the way the story is told. The process of perception alters the representation of time and space: “[t]he lake was part of the canoe” (58).

    When reading the description of the canoe, we have an example of a moment when “the eye following the line of something creates motion.” Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001.

    Its grand lines flared to a beam so wide it seemed low and was. Which end was which? Ribs curved with a beautiful singleness up to the gunwales, and, out of the bent tension in which they seemed to grip and bow the ribs, as you ran your eyes over it and felt it the canoe developed a force of tightness and actual lift, as if the noble forcing of the ribs into this oval narrow form turned the weight inward into lightness. (67)

    The passage describes the canoe precisely and technically - “ribs,” “gunwales.” We are so close to the ribs of the boat that we get an impression of immensity. The sentences saturated with commas and information prevent us from picturing a full image of the canoe. Each small detail gets enlarged so that each part seems to expand itself infinitely. The movements are underlined: “flared,” “curved,” “bent,” “grip,” “bow,” “lift,” “turned.” The canoe is still but its description creates motion.

    This passage can be seen as a micro-structural template for the way the story evolves. The story is the combination of different lines gathered into a unique moment. Indeed, there is a network of words that refer to either abstract images or other words linked to the movement of the boat in the story. The circuitry of words and their relation to other words is as important as what the words refer to. The formal fragmentation and disconnection lets us experience literally what happens in Zanes’ mind. The narrator explains Zanes has a “restless mind” (60) but never explicitly explains what it means. He never gives a full description of the way Zanes orders his thoughts. We access the definition of Zanes’ “restless mind” through the organization of the story. The tensions inviting for “repair” in Zanes’ life are present at any level of the text without ever being clearly expressed. The slow paths of the narration, its fragmentation, and its echoes are images of the canoe which itself reflects the tensions at stake in Zanes’ life.

    These descriptions let us experience a different sense of space but also reveal the story’s sensual approach to the world. Zanes’ readjustments orient and transform his vision. Things are examined, and their perception is detailed when Zanes describes his wife swimming, for instance: “He imagined her, and he knew her words had reached some reservoir in his brain, where she was swimming at night, the luminous things like tiny muscular wakes lit up her thighs and the curve of her back” (60). The “luminous things like tiny muscular wakes” are observed with attention, and remind us of a vision of a sculpted body where forms and relief are emphasized. Narration zooms in on details of surfaces, and the intense observation of body parts and of the canoe makes a paradigm of sensual representations. The story pays attention to the concrete surface of things: the canoe looks like a “deer swimming” (56). Things and people are described minutely, and the scale used is so close that the images of the story appear as details of a painting. The details Zanes’ vision focuses on remind us of the indirectness of his actions. Zanes pays attention to things in their details and cannot always see the overall framework of these things. Similarly, he cannot perceive the outcomes of all his actions.

    McElroy refers to “’[a]ttention’ [as] a rather cold word [he] use[s] to suggest that the ways in which we embrace the world and embrace other people can be more precise and clear than we think sometimes” (Anything 248). Zanes’ attention to the canoe and to his breath, for instance, as he feels the “air filling the space of [his] chest to be measured by another time” (60), is his way to “embrace the world.” His attention to the world indirectly penetrates his relationships. Zanes’ precise description of the exterior world lets us access his interior world. We understand, when paying attention to the depiction of his environment, why “the lake [is] part of the canoe” (58). People’s lives are permeable, their energies travel into one another. Zanes’ activities involuntarily connect to other areas of his life. The clearer vision of life that appears when Zanes repairs the canoe gets transferred in mysterious ways to the other parts of his life. Different aspects of Zanes’ life influence one another, although it is not clear to him or us how they connect.

    The flashes and fragments emphasized in the sequences of the story are used to represent the world: “it is the very abundance of perspectives that conveys abundance of the world under observation” (Iser 226). The canoe is personified by Zanes’ interest in it: “A body was what it was” (73). Zanes’ observations change our perception of the canoe. It is compared to a lover, an animal, and a body: “he almost loved the canoe” (67), “[t]he canoe attracted others to it, they were in its future” (75), and “[a] canoe is what makes you do” (77). Intensity changes the character’s visions of the world.

    This intensity also affects the way time is represented in the story. Perception is altered. Likewise, time is distorted. McElroy refers to “the arranging of things in space, the motion of things and persons in space. Time dissolved into spatial relations.” Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001. When Zanes asks, “what if space was time?” (72), his question could be considered as a comment on the devices used by the author. In “Canoe Repair,” time is peculiar since it is fragmented and does not follow a plain progression. McElroy writes in “Midcourse Corrections” that his writing is to be understood as “modifications of language editing the rhetoric of what’s inside and not disclaiming faith that the words really rendered things and motions outside - and outside, somehow, consciousness” (13). The subjective experience of Zanes’ time is spatialized in the story. “Outside” and “consciousness,” connected in “Midcourse Corrections,” become the pivot of “Canoe Repair.”

    The story covers approximately seven months (“One bright mid-September afternoon” [65] to “summer soon” [77]), but the vision we have is the vision of an infinite time without bearings or perhaps a very short time so dense that the notion of its temporality is not valid. The sentences are constructed in order to convey the circuits and canals of Zanes’ stream of consciousness and even his perception process sometimes. Time is altered by perception and becomes spatialized in the story. We think about the witty reference to the Times and the “two Timeses for the price of one” (“Corrections” 19) that could ironically summarize the treatment of time in the short story where subjective time is juxtaposed to seasonal time. When reading “Canoe Repair,” we face two experiences of time: one that is subjective and distorted by experience, and the other that is universal and related to the seasons referred to in the story. The original structure of the story, its fragmentation, and connections to “Midcourse Corrections,” is a means for the author to present a subjective system of perception.

    When allowing the defamiliarizing elements of the story to change our reading, we penetrate a new experience of the world, of perception, and of time. For example, the image of the canoe passing is a recurrent pattern in the short story: “It came out of a cove as quiet as a deer swimming” (56), “[t]he canoe’s animal flanks and low length absorbed the two paddlers” (57), “[t]he lake was part of the canoe” (58), “[t]reading water, my hand upon the overturned canoe” (65), and so on. These allusions create a network of references to the symbolical meaning of the slow movement characteristic of an infinite moment. The personal experience of Zanes’ time transforms the time of the story: “But he wondered what the long bark canoe felt like. Its length and strong delicacy. Its secret speed. Its time” (64). The canoe has its particular pace, its own time. Reading “Canoe Repair” is experiencing canoe(ing) time.

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    Notes


              So Close To No More Larry Culpepper        
    As the title suggests, we are less than one week until those goddamn annoying Dr. Pepper ads go away forever.  So when the inevitable happens and Ohio Buckeyes are sharing their national championship with Frank Beamer's bottle of Wild Turkey Neck, take some solace in knowing that Larry The Fudgepacker just died and went to Hell.  That will soothe my soul.  But there are some interesting tidbits leading up to college football's championship game that we should probably address and--surprise, surprise--many of them spell out in great detail why Ohio Buckeyes are the worst.  Let's bullet-point this sumbitch!

    Urban Meyer is a family man - I'm not one to support Captain Dildo and his pathetic bald spot much, but he makes a pretty decent point here.  Ohio is leading the charge to help the families of players attend these big bowl games.  And that makes sense and IS an issue.  A lot of these moms and dads (LOL!) don't have the funds to make two gigantic trips within two weeks.  These schools SHOULD be helping with that.  They make millions of dollars off the blood and sweat of their sons, there should be some sort of obligation that the parents and siblings are taken care of.  Let's be real here, Mama Pryor, after the Sugar Bowl game, would have had to hurry and plunk down thousands of dollars that could be used on heat to go see her thug play for a title.  Some system should be in play.  I'm not sure what it is (maybe just parents and siblings and NO ONE ELSE) but Urb is actually in the right here.  UPDATE - there is some sort of waiver for parents.  Go figure that the asshole NCAA works fast the one time that I don't want them to.

    Urban Meyer is a moron - Saturday afternoon, Urb showed up at Ohio/Illiniwek basketball game to spout some nonsense and take the entire spotlight or whatever.  ESPN brought him on the air for an entire segment in which he and Dan Dick Itch talked about their time together at Bowling Green and literally ignored everything on the court in front of them.  It was hilarious.  But Urb said that scholarships only cover 12 games and they need to reform them so that they cover 15.  Basically, he wants more than 85.  Sorry, bitch, but if you can't win football games with a 3+ deep of insane talent then you can get fucked hard.  Stick with your family, fella.

    No one knows who this guy is - Even after two high profile, spotlight games, only a handful of people know that his name is Cardale.  I've heard Cordale more often which I find hilarious in the same manner that Ohio is hilarious forever.  Should call him Kordell after his idol.

    Clay HS must be so embarrassed - Here we go again with Ohio fever making things as corny as possible.  Oregon, the east side of Toledo suburb, is going all in on the fucktardery by temporarily changing the city's name to "Oregon, Ohio: Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters".  JUST ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE!  Grow up.  This isn't cute or funny.  It is a slap in the face to proud Oregonians like Mike Pirrwitz who threw in the vicinity of 200 mph as a pitcher in high school.  Man, that guy threw fucking hard.  Maybe when this is all over, Oregon can permanently change it's name to FUCKFACE CITY, USA: DICK HUNTERS.  There is no doubt in my mind that Cakes (or Duck Hunt apparently) loves this.

    Fuck that stupid Upper Arlington shit weasel - Some dipshit 15 year old started an online petition (LOLZ) to get school canceled on Tuesday due to Ohio Buckeyes.  The governor told him to fuck off.  That's how life is supposed to work, asshole.  You have to make sacrifices for a run at glory.  Yes, you are going to lose some sleep.  DEAL WITH IT.  God, I hate Fuckeye fans...always wanting hand outs and freebies IMO.

    DJ Durkin - Thoughts?  If he sucks, at least his last name rhymes with a pubic wig.  That could be huge.

    Do I have anything on Oregon?  Not at the moment.  Their fans seem to be acting normally...or at least less mentally challenged.  I kind of just wanted to talk about Urban's family plan today and possible ways to make it work and then my burning hatred just sort of snowballed (no offense Lacey) from there.  And I'm still sticking with my pick that Merkin Mariota and Company get destroyed on Monday night.

              Walt Behrman Approved NBA Post        


    "Imma fuck so many fat hood rats in Cleveland...starting with Gloria James"



    So we officially have one college football game left.  The Ohio Turd Suckers vs. the Oregon (not Ohio) Ducks.  Normally Tuesday is reserved for blistering hot college football TAEKS but I think Tuesday is a little too soon to get all of the "100-0 Buckeyes win" National Championship predictions.  I'm sure G$ has something cooked up for Friday anyway.  Instead we will visit a topic that has been ignored more than the kids Ace used to hang out with all day.  The NBA.

    Josh SMIFF

    This water balloon full of cat piss is the worst player in the league.  There's not a close second.  The Pistons are 5-0 since telling SMIFF to GTFO and the Rockets are 3-3.  What more evidence do you need?  The Pistons went from two midgets shitting in the same bucket to looking like a playoff team by telling one guy to get fucked.  ONE GUY!  Granted the Pistons haven't played the best team during this miraculous winning streak but they were losing badly to these same awful teams a month ago.  Progress!  Enjoy the poop salad you just signed, Houston.

    Dion Waiters

    HE GONE.  This really doesn't come as a surprise to me.  I always felt like Waiters was the odd man out when LeBron and Love came whoring back to Cleveland.  Plus it feels like no one likes Waiters.  At all.  Not even his own family.  This sounds like a great deal for all parties involved with the exception of Cleveland being forced to endure J.R. Smith's toxic aura for however long they plan on keeping him on the roster.  Smith is a certified fucking mental patient and when he's off...boy is he off.  Shumpert is a real solid add for the Cavs and I'm not sure why New York was so eager to get rid of him.  Probably because Carmelo thought Shumpert was shooting too much.  Oklahoma City gets a pretty solid player while New York is obviously dumping salary so they can give more money to Melo in order to break the record for shittiness.  LOL.

    Larry Sanders

    While we're on the topic of the mentally unstable...what the fuck?  Apparently this guy is telling anyone who will listen that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore.  Larry has sat the last six games for personal reasons and sounds like a real nutty turd.  Even if this report turns out to be mildly bogus...it came from somewhere and there has to be some truth to it.  $33 million says he rejoins the team and plays.

    Cleveland Cavs

    While I am enjoying every last bit of this monumental collapse in Cleveland, I don't think it will last unfortunately.  I'm sure there are Cavs fans throwing virgins into volcanoes as we speak trying to right the ship.  The meltdown I'm seeing from fans is about the greatest thing on the Internet right now so I hope the Cavs keep up the hilarity.  We all know it takes time for guys to gel and figure out what role they play on a team loaded with talent so I still put this team in the NBA finals when the dust clears and the blood pressure goes back to normal.  Mainly because the Bulls always blow it and the thought of the Hawks or Raptors in the finals is about as believable as Ide's stories.

    The New York Knicks

    Remember how we all thought the Sixers would be the worst team in the NBA this year?  It appears as the Knicks took offense to that notion.  Jesus Christ!  I won't fault you if you say no...but has anyone actually watched a Knicks game this year?  It's like they aren't even trying.  And don't blame it on the triangle offense everyone is claiming they can't figure out.  It's like the easiest fucking offense to run.  I don't think there is a single person in that organization who gives a holy horse shit right now.  And no one wants to play with Carmelo.  Because he's a selfish dick fart.

    The Western Conference

    I'm loving this shakeup of power in the west right now.  Golden State is ruining everyone's butts spearheaded by my ELITE MVP candidate, Steph Curry.  Portland is solid and Dallas trading for Rondo makes them a legit contender.  It looks like age may finally be catching up with San Antonio (4 years after everyone said age was catching up with San Antonio) but they've shown it's careless to count them out at any point.  Great shit so far.

    Rajon Rondo

    Speaking of Rondo...so this guy hasn't played defense in years?  Typical Kentucky/Seal guy.  If that's true, bruh...keep that shit to yourself.  Admitting you don't play defense is just going to give people a reason to shit on the NBA and the lack of defense played even more.  Rondo talks too much.

    It's the NBA today, n-words.  DEAL WITH IT.  I'm sure this will really move the Internet needle this afternoon but fuck it.  Two tears in a bucket.  I'll write whatever the fuck I please.  And congrats to Ace and Prime for starting new jobs.  I'm sure fingering horses is a very rewarding profession.  FUCK YOU CAKES!
              Comment on As Healthcare Technology Advances, We Must Think And Act Globally by Larry Caldwell        
    Sri -Great article and very relevent points! As an individual working in Healthcare IT, all too often I see instances where marketing and design is local in nature, resulting in issues (or inability) to launch in other markets. Thinking across the ever expanding market and assuring global alignment is key to success!
              By: larrymads        
    Been there done that. Really cool as well, I might add.
              Golden Globe 2006        

    Ecco tutti i vincitori...la corsa agli Oscar è cominciata...

    CINEMA
    Miglior film drammatico: Brokeback Mountain
    Miglior film musical: Walk the Line
    Migliore attrice drammatica: Felicity Huffman per il ruolo in Transamerica
    Miglior attore drammatico: Philip Seymour Hoffman per Capote
    Migliore attrice musical o comedy: Reese Witherspoon per Walk the Line
    Migliore attore musical o comedy: Joaquin Phoenix, per Walk the Line
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              About Jackie Robinson        

    Who was Jackie Robinson?

     

    Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was the first black Major League Baseball. Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first black man to play in the major leagues, (aside from the 1880s, before the MLB was organized) he is most known for bringing social justice to baseball, which had seperate leagues for blacks (the Negro leagues) and whites for six decades. His character and skills are what helped him challenge the traditional basis of segregation, which was prevalent in all areas of American Life, and was a catalyst to the Civil Rights Movement. Robinson was not just any other baseball player, he strived for success and achieved it, as he helped the Dodgers get to six World Series' and win it all in 1955. He was Rookie of the Year in 1947, MVP in 1949 and a six time All-Star from 1949-1954. He was then inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1962 followed by all of MLB retiring the Jackie Robinson Jersey: number 42, in 1997, an honor reserved solely to Robinson. 

    Pre Baseball Life

    Jackie was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, to a family of farmers during a Spanish flu and smallpox epidemic. He was the youngest of five children, after his brothers Edgar, Frank, Matthew, and Willa Mae. He was named "Roosevelt" as a middle name, in honor of former President Theodore Roosevelt, who died earier that month. The Robinson's moved to 121 Pepper Street in Pasadena, California after their father left them in 1920. Their mother worked various jobs to support them as they grew up in relative poverty even though Pasadena was considered an affluent place. They attended Washington Junior High School followed by Muir Tech High School. The Robinsons were superb athletes. Matthew was a silver medalist in the 1936 Olympics and he and Frank inspired Jackie to seriously pursue a career in sports. Jackie played on the Muir Tech football team as quarterback, basketball team as a guard, track team as a jumper, tennis team and baseball team as both a catcher and shortstop. In 1936, he won a Tennis Tournament and played in the Pomona baseball tournament all star team with fellow future Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Bob Lemon. 

    After High School, Jackie went on to Pasadena Junior College where he continued his involvement in sports. He also was elected to the Lancers, a local organization responsible for helping patrol school activities. In 1938, Jackie joined the All-Southland Junior College baseball team and was selected as that years MVP. He also received honors for his outstanding community service, even though he sometimes acted against those around him who seemed racist. While playing football for PJC, Jackie broke his ankle. A few days before Jackie's 19th birthday he was arrested for vocally disputing the arrest of a black friend of his. He quickly earned a reputation for being one who won't shy away from beligerrance in the face of racism.

    After graduating from PJC, Jackie's brother, Frank, was killed in a motorcycle accident which helped Jackie make a decision to move to L.A. where he could console Frank's family. Jackie decided to attend UCLA where he met is future wife, Rachel Isum, and won varsity letters in all the major sports. He won the 1940 NCAA Mens Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the Long Jump,jumping a whopping 24 Feet 10.5 Inches. Ironically, in that year, robinson batted .097 for the UCLA baseball squad. In 1941, he took a job with the NYA as an assistant athletic director, as it would have been impossible for him to get a job as a proffesional athlete due to the color barrier. Later that year he traveled to Hawaii where he had an opportunity to play for the racially mixed semi-pro Honolulu Bears' football team. After that season he would move back to L.A. to play for a local football team, not realizing that the US involvement in World War 2 would sidetrack him for a little while and end his short football career.

    Robinson was drafted to the Army in 1942 and was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. Throughout his 3 plus years in the Army, he was always treated as a subordinate by the White controlled military. He still managed to become a second lieutenant in 1943, and joined the Black Panthers Tank Battallion, the first Black tank unit to see combat in WWII. However, jackie was never in combat. After getting engaged to his College sweetheart, Rachel, he was sidelined after injuring the same ankle he hurt back in high school. He would finish his army service as a coach for army athletes until 1944 when he was discharged. While in the Army, Robinson made close ties with boxer, Joe Louis, as they helped each other struggle in the white dominated Army.

    In early 1945, after working some part time coaching jobs, Jackie received an offer from the Kansas City Monarchs to Play professional Baseball in the Negro Leagues. He signed a contract worth $400 a month as he played for the Monarchs for 1 Season. He played 47 games at shortstop batting .387. The Negro leagues were'nt for Jackie as he didn't like their unorganized style. Luckily he received a secret offer from the GM of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey, to come to NY and play for their Minor League team. They offered him $600 a month on the condition that he would be able to take abuse from other players for being the only black, but contain himself from fighting back. Jackie accepted, and immediately left the Monarchs for NYC where he would marry Rachel Isum, who was in NY studying to be a Nurse. Jackie would start with the Dodgers' AAA club in Daytona Beach, FL that next season.

    Baseball Career

    In 1946, Robinson arrived at Daytona Beach, Florida, for spring training with the Montreal Royals of the Class AAA International League (the designation of "AAA" for the highest level of minor league baseball was first used in the 1946 season). Robinson's presence was controversial in racially charged Florida. As he was not allowed to stay with his teammates at the team hotel, he lodged instead at the home of a local black politician. Since the Dodgers organization did not own a spring training facility (the Dodger-controlled spring training compound in Vero Beach known as "Dodgertown" did not open until spring 1948), scheduling was subject to the whim of area localities, several of which turned down any event involving Robinson or Johnny Wright, another black player whom Rickey had signed to the Dodgers' organization in January. In Sanford, Florida, the police chief threatened to cancel games if Robinson and Wright did not cease training activities there; as a result, Robinson was sent back to Daytona Beach. In Jacksonville, the stadium was padlocked shut without warning on game day, by order of the city's Parks and Public Property director. In DeLand, a scheduled day game was called off, ostensibly because of faulty electrical lighting.

    After much lobbying of local officials by Rickey himself, the Royals were allowed to host a game involving Robinson in Daytona Beach. Robinson made his Royals debut at Daytona Beach's City Island Ballpark on March 17, 1946, in an exhibition game against the team's parent club, the Dodgers. Robinson thus simultaneously became the first black player to openly play for a minor league team and against a major league team since the de facto baseball color line had been implemented in the 1880s. Later in spring training, after some less-than-stellar performances, Robinson was shifted from shortstop to second base, allowing him to make shorter throws to first base. Robinson's performance soon rebounded. On April 18, 1946, Roosevelt Stadium hosted the Jersey City Giants' season opener against the Montreal Royals, marking the professional debut of the Royals' Jackie Robinson. In his five trips to the plate, Robinson had four hits, including a three-run home run. He also scored four runs, drove in three, and stole two bases in the Royals' 14–1 victory. Robinson proceeded to lead the International League that season with a .349 batting average and .985 fielding percentage, and he was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Although he often faced hostility while on road trips (the Royals were forced to cancel a Southern exhibition tour, for example), the Montreal fan base enthusiastically supported Robinson. Whether fans supported or opposed it, Robinson's presence on the field was a boon to attendance; more than one million people went to games involving Robinson in 1946, an amazing figure by International League standards. In the fall of 1946, following the baseball season, Robinson returned home to California and briefly played professional basketball for the short-lived Los Angeles Red Devils.

    The following year, six days before the start of the 1947 season, the Dodgers called Robinson up to the major leagues. With Eddie Stanky entrenched at second base for the Dodgers, Robinson played his initial major league season as a first baseman. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his major league debut at Ebbets Field before a crowd of 26,623 spectators, including more than 14,000 black patrons. Although he failed to get a base hit, the Dodgers won 5–3. Robinson became the first player since 1880 to openly break the major league baseball color line. Black fans began flocking to see the Dodgers when they came to town, abandoning their Negro league teams.

    Robinson's promotion met a generally positive, although mixed, reception among newspapers and white major league players. However, racial tension existed in the Dodger clubhouse. Some Dodger players insinuated they would sit out rather than play alongside Robinson. The brewing mutiny ended when Dodgers management took a stand for Robinson. Manager Leo Durocher informed the team, "I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a fuckin' zebra. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded."

    Robinson was also derided by opposing teams. Some, notably the St. Louis Cardinals, threatened to strike if Robinson played. After the threat, National League President Ford Frick and Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler let it be known that any striking players would be suspended. Robinson nonetheless became the target of rough physical play by opponents (particularly the Cardinals). At one time, he received a seven-inch gash in his leg. On April 22, 1947, during a game between the Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies players called Robinson a "nigger" from their dugout and yelled that he should "go back to the cotton fields". Rickey later recalled that Phillies manager Ben Chapman "did more than anybody to unite the Dodgers. When he poured out that string of unconscionable abuse, he solidified and united thirty men."

    Robinson received significant encouragement from several major league players. Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese once came to Robinson's defense with the famous line, "You can hate a man for many reasons. Color is not one of them." In 1948, Reese put his arm around Robinson in response to fans who shouted racial slurs at Robinson before a game in Cincinnati. A statue by sculptor William Behrends, unveiled at KeySpan Park on November 1, 2005, commemorates this event by representing Reese with his arm around Robinson. Jewish baseball star Hank Greenberg, who had to deal with racial epithets during his career, also encouraged Robinson. After colliding with Robinson at first base on one occasion, Greenberg whispered a few words into Robinson's ear, which Robinson later characterized as "words of encouragement." Greenberg had advised him that the best way to combat the slurs from the opposing players was to beat them on the field.

    Robinson finished the season having played in 151 games for the Dodgers, with a batting average of .297, an on-base percentage of .383, and a .427 slugging percentage. He had 175 hits (scoring 125 runs) including 31 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, driving in 48 runs for the year. Robinson led the league in sacrifice hits, with 28, and in stolen bases, with 29. His cumulative performance earned him the inaugural Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award (separate National and American League Rookie of the Year honors were not awarded until 1949).

    Following Stanky's trade to the Boston Braves in March 1948, Robinson took over second base, where he logged a .980 fielding percentage that year (second in the National League at the position, fractionally behind Stanky). Robinson had a batting average of .296 and 22 stolen bases for the season. In a 12–7 win against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 29, 1948, he hit for the cycle—a home run, a triple, a double, and a single in the same game. The Dodgers briefly moved into first place in the National League in late August 1948, but they ultimately finished third as the Braves went on to win the league title and lose to the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

    Racial pressure on Robinson eased in 1948 as a number of other black players entered the major leagues. Larry Doby (who broke the color barrier in the American League on July 5, 1947) and Satchel Paige played for the Cleveland Indians, and the Dodgers had three other black players besides Robinson. In February 1948, he signed a $12,500 contract (equal to $120,914 today) with the Dodgers; while a significant amount, this was less than Robinson made in the off-season from a vaudeville tour, where he answered pre-set baseball questions, and a speaking tour of the South. Between the tours, he underwent surgery on his right ankle. Because of his off-season activities, Robinson reported to training camp 30 pounds (14 kg) overweight. He lost the weight during training camp, but dieting left him weak at the plate.

    In the spring of 1949, Robinson turned to Hall of Famer George Sisler, working as an advisor to the Dodgers, for batting help. At Sisler's suggestion, Robinson spent hours at a batting tee, learning to hit the ball to right field. Sisler taught Robinson to anticipate a fastball, on the theory that it is easier to subsequently adjust to a slower curveball. Robinson also noted that "Sisler showed me how to stop lunging, how to check my swing until the last fraction of a second". The tutelage helped Robinson raise his batting average from .296 in 1948 to .342 in 1949. In addition to his improved batting average, Robinson stole 37 bases that season, was second place in the league for both doubles and triples, and registered 124 runs batted in with 122 runs scored. For the performance Robinson earned the Most Valuable Player award for the National League. Baseball fans also voted Robinson as the starting second baseman for the 1949 All-Star Game—the first All-Star Game to include black players.

    That year, a song about Robinson by Buddy Johnson, "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?", reached number 13 on the charts; Count Basie recorded a famous version. Ultimately, the Dodgers won the National League pennant, but lost in five games to the New York Yankees in the 1949 World Series.

    Summer 1949 brought an unwanted distraction for Robinson. In July, he was called to testify before the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) concerning statements made that April by black athlete and actor Paul Robeson. Robinson was reluctant to testify, but he eventually agreed to do so, fearing it might negatively affect his career if he declined.

    In 1950, Robinson led the National League in double plays made by a second baseman with 133. His salary that year was the highest any Dodger had been paid to that point: $35,000 ($338,091 in 2012 dollars). He finished the year with 99 runs scored, a .328 batting average, and 12 stolen bases. The year saw the release of a film biography of Robinson's life, The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Robinson played himself, and actress Ruby Dee played Rachael "Rae" (Isum) Robinson. The project had been previously delayed when the film's producers refused to accede to demands of two Hollywood studios that the movie include scenes of Robinson being tutored in baseball by a white man. The New York Times wrote that Robinson, "doing that rare thing of playing himself in the picture's leading role, displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood star."

    Robinson's Hollywood exploits, however, did not sit well with Dodgers co-owner Walter O'Malley, who referred to Robinson as "Rickey's prima donna". In late 1950, Rickey's contract as the Dodgers' team President expired. Weary of constant disagreements with O'Malley, and with no hope of being re-appointed as President of the Dodgers, Rickey cashed out his one-quarter financial interest in the team, leaving O'Malley in full control of the franchise. Rickey shortly thereafter became general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Robinson was disappointed at the turn of events and wrote a sympathetic letter to Rickey, whom he considered a father figure, stating, "Regardless of what happens to me in the future, it all can be placed on what you have done and, believe me, I appreciate it."

    Before the 1951 season, O'Malley reportedly offered Robinson the job of manager of the Montreal Royals, effective at the end of Robinson's playing career. O'Malley was quoted in the Montreal Standard as saying, "Jackie told me that he would be both delighted and honored to tackle this managerial post"—although reports differed as to whether a position was ever formally offered.

    During the 1951 season, Robinson led the National League in double plays made by a second baseman for the second year in a row, with 137. He also kept the Dodgers in contention for the 1951 pennant. During the last game of the season, in the 13th inning, he had a hit to tie the game, and then won the game with a home run in the 14th. This forced a playoff against the New York Giants, which the Dodgers lost.

    Despite Robinson's regular-season heroics, the Dodgers lost the pennant on Bobby Thomson's famous home run, known as the Shot Heard 'Round the World, on October 3, 1951. Overcoming his dejection, Robinson dutifully observed Thomson's feet to ensure he touched all the bases. Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully later noted that the incident showed "how much of a competitor Robinson was." He finished the season with 106 runs scored, a batting average of .335, and 25 stolen bases.

    Robinson had what was an average year for him in 1952. He finished the year with 104 runs, a .308 batting average, and 24 stolen bases. He did, however, record a career-high on-base percentage of .436. The Dodgers improved on their performance from the year before, winning the National League pennant before losing the 1952 World Series to the New York Yankees in seven games. That year, on the television show Youth Wants to Know, Robinson challenged the Yankees' general manager, George Weiss, on the racial record of his team, which had yet to sign a black player. Sportswriter Dick Young, whom Robinson had described as a "bigot", said, "If there was one flaw in Jackie, it was the common one. He believed that everything unpleasant that happened to him happened because of his blackness." The 1952 season was the last year Robinson was an everyday starter at second base. Afterward, Robinson played variously at first, second, and third bases, shortstop, and in the outfield, with Jim Gilliam, another black player, taking over everyday second base duties. Robinson's interests began to shift toward the prospect of managing a major league team. He had hoped to gain experience by managing in the Puerto Rican Winter League, but according to the New York Post, Commissioner Happy Chandler denied the request.

    In 1953, Robinson had 109 runs, a .329 batting average, and 17 steals, leading the Dodgers to another National League pennant (and another World Series loss to the Yankees, this time in six games). Robinson's continued success spawned a string of death threats. He was not dissuaded, however, from addressing racial issues publicly. That year, he served as editor for Our Sports magazine, a periodical focusing on Negro sports issues; contributions to the magazine included an article on golf course segregation by Robinson's old friend Joe Louis. Robinson also openly criticized segregated hotels and restaurants that served the Dodger organization; a number of these establishments integrated as a result, including the five-star Chase Park Hotel in St. Louis.

    In 1954, Robinson had 62 runs, a .311 batting average, and 7 steals. His best day at the plate was on June 17, when he hit two home runs and two doubles. The following autumn, Robinson won his only championship when the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series. Although the team enjoyed ultimate success, 1955 was the worst year of Robinson's individual career. He hit .256 and stole only 12 bases. The Dodgers tried Robinson in the outfield and as a third baseman, both because of his diminishing abilities and because Gilliam was established at second base. Robinson, then 37 years old, missed 49 games and did not play in Game 7 of the World Series. Robinson missed the game because manager Walter Alston decided to play Gilliam at second and Don Hoak at third base. That season, the Dodgers' Don Newcombe became the first black major league pitcher to win twenty games in a year.

    In 1956, Robinson had 61 runs, a .275 batting average, and 12 steals. By then, he had begun to exhibit the effects of diabetes, and to lose interest in the prospect of playing or managing professional baseball. After the season, Robinson was traded by the Dodgers to the arch-rival New York Giants for Dick Littlefield and $35,000 cash (equal to $299,192 today). The trade, however, was never completed; unbeknownst to the Dodgers, Robinson had already agreed with the president of Chock full o'Nuts to quit baseball and become an executive with the company. Since Robinson had sold exclusive rights to any retirement story to Look magazine two years previously,[165&91; his retirement decision was revealed through the magazine, instead of through the Dodgers organization.

    Legacy

    Robinson's major league debut brought an end to approximately sixty years of segregation in professional baseball, known as the baseball color line. After World War II, several other forces were also leading the country toward increased equality for blacks, including their accelerated migration of to the North, where their political clout grew, and President Harry Truman's desegregation of the military in 1948. Robinson's breaking of the baseball color line and his professional success symbolized these broader changes and demonstrated that the fight for equality was more than simply a political matter. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that he was "a legend and a symbol in his own time", and that he "challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration." According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robinson's "efforts were a monumental step in the civil-rights revolution in America ... [His&91; accomplishments allowed black and white Americans to be more respectful and open to one another and more appreciative of everyone's abilities."

    Beginning his major league career at the relatively advanced age of twenty-eight, he played only ten seasons, all of them for the Brooklyn Dodgers. During his career, the Dodgers played in six World Series, and Robinson himself played in six All-Star Games. In 1999, he was posthumously named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

    Robinson's career is generally considered to mark the beginning of the post–"long ball" era in baseball, in which a reliance on raw power-hitting gave way to balanced offensive strategies that used footspeed to create runs through aggressive baserunning. Robinson exhibited the combination of hitting ability and speed which exemplified the new era. He scored more than 100 runs in six of his ten seasons (averaging more than 110 runs from 1947 to 1953), had a .311 career batting average, a .409 career on-base percentage, a .474 slugging percentage, and substantially more walks than strikeouts (740 to 291). Robinson was one of only two players during the span of 1947–56 to accumulate at least 125 steals while registering a slugging percentage over .425 (Minnie Miñoso was the other). He accumulated 197 stolen bases in total, including 19 steals of home. None of the latter were double steals (in which a player stealing home is assisted by a player stealing another base at the same time). Robinson has been referred to by author David Falkner as "the father of modern base-stealing."

    "I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me ... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being." —Robinson, on his legacy

     

    Historical statistical analysis indicates Robinson was an outstanding fielder throughout his ten years in the major leagues and at virtually every position he played. After playing his rookie season at first base, Robinson spent most of his career as a second baseman. He led the league in fielding among second basemen in 1950 and 1951. Toward the end of his career, he played about 2,000 innings at third base and about 1,175 innings in the outfield, excelling at both.

    Assessing himself, Robinson said, "I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me ... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being." Regarding Robinson's qualities on the field, Leo Durocher said, "Ya want a guy that comes to play. This guy didn't just come to play. He come to beat ya. He come to stuff the goddamn bat right up your ass."

    Post-baseball life

    Robinson as ABC sports announcer in 1965

    Robinson retired from baseball on January 5, 1957. Later that year, after he complained of numerous physical ailments, his doctors diagnosed Robinson with diabetes, a disease that also affected his brothers. Although Robinson adopted an insulin injection regimen, the state of medicine at the time could not prevent continued deterioration of Robinson's physical condition from the disease.

    In his first year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Robinson encouraged voters to consider only his on-field qualifications, rather than his cultural impact on the game. He was elected on the first ballot, becoming the first black player inducted into the Cooperstown museum.

    In 1965, Robinson served as an analyst for ABC's Major League Baseball Game of the Week telecasts, the first black person to do so. In 1966, Robinson was hired as general manager for the short-lived Brooklyn Dodgers of the Continental Football League. In 1972, he served as a part-time commentator on Montreal Expos telecasts.

    On June 4, 1972, the Dodgers retired his uniform number, 42, alongside those of Roy Campanella (39) and Sandy Koufax (32). From 1957 to 1964, Robinson was the vice president for personnel at Chock full o'Nuts; he was the first black person to serve as vice president of a major American corporation. Robinson always considered his business career as advancing the cause of black people in commerce and industry. Robinson also chaired the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) million-dollar Freedom Fund Drive in 1957, and served on the organization's board until 1967. In 1964, he helped found, with Harlem businessman Dunbar McLaurin, Freedom National Bank—a black-owned and operated commercial bank based in Harlem. He also served as the bank's first Chairman of the Board. In 1970, Robinson established the Jackie Robinson Construction Company to build housing for low-income families.

    Robinson was active in politics throughout his post-baseball life. He identified himself as a political independent although he held conservative opinions on several issues, including the Vietnam War (he once wrote Martin Luther King, Jr. to defend the Johnson Administration's military policy). After supporting Richard Nixon in his 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, Robinson later praised Kennedy effusively for his stance on civil rights. Robinson was angered by conservative Republican opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He became one of six national directors for Nelson Rockefeller's unsuccessful campaign to be nominated as the Republican candidate for the 1964 presidential election. After the party nominated Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona instead, Robinson left the party's convention commenting that he now had "a better understanding of how it must have felt to be a Jew in Hitler's Germany". He later became special assistant for community affairs when Rockefeller was re-elected governor of New York in 1966. Switching his allegiance to the Democrats, he subsequently supported Hubert Humphrey against Nixon in 1968.

    Protesting the major leagues' ongoing lack of minority managers and central office personnel, Robinson turned down an invitation to appear in an old-timers' game at Yankee Stadium in 1969. He made his final public appearance on October 15, 1972, throwing the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the World Series. He gratefully accepted a plaque honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of his MLB debut, but also commented, "I'm going to be tremendously more pleased and more proud when I look at that third base coaching line one day and see a black face managing in baseball." This wish was fulfilled only after Robinson's death: following the 1974 season, the Cleveland Indians gave their managerial post to Frank Robinson (no relation), a Hall of Fame-bound player who would go on to manage three other teams. Despite the success of these two Robinsons and other black players, the number of African-American players in Major League Baseball has declined since the 1970s.

    Family life and death

    After Robinson's retirement from baseball, his wife, Rachel Robinson, pursued a career in academic nursing—she became an assistant professor at the Yale School of Nursing and director of nursing at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. She also served on the board of the Freedom National Bank until it closed in 1990. She and Jackie had three children: Jackie Robinson Jr. (born November 18, 1946), Sharon Robinson (born January 13, 1950), and David Robinson (born May 14, 1952).

    Robinson's eldest son, Jackie Robinson Jr., had emotional trouble during his childhood and entered special education at an early age. He enrolled in the Army in search of a disciplined environment, served in the Vietnam War, and was wounded in action on November 19, 1965. After his discharge, he struggled with drug problems. Robinson Jr. eventually completed the treatment program at Daytop Village in Seymour, Connecticut, and became a counselor at the institution. On June 17, 1971, at the age of 24, he was killed in an automobile accident. The experience with his son's drug addiction turned Robinson, Sr. into an avid anti-drug crusader toward the end of his life.

    Robinson did not long outlive his son. Complications of heart disease and diabetes weakened Robinson and made him almost blind by middle age. On October 24, 1972, he died of a heart attack at home in Stamford, Connecticut, aged fifty-three. Robinson's funeral service on October 27, 1972, at New York City's Riverside Church attracted 2,500 admirers. Many of his former teammates and other famous black baseball players served as pallbearers, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson gave the eulogy. Tens of thousands of people lined the subsequent procession route to Robinson's interment site at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, where he is buried next to his son Jackie and mother-in-law Zellee Isum. Jackie Robinson Parkway also runs through the cemetery.

    After Robinson's death, his widow founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, of which she remains an officer as of 2009. On April 15, 2008, she announced that in 2010 the foundation will be opening a museum devoted to Jackie in Lower Manhattan. Robinson's daughter, Sharon, became a midwife, educator, director of educational programming for MLB, and the author of two books about her father. His youngest son, David, who has ten children, is a coffee grower and social activist in Tanzania.

    Awards and recognition

    According to a poll conducted in 1947, Robinson was the second most popular man in the country, behind Bing Crosby. In 1999, he was named by Time on its list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Also in 1999, he ranked number 44 on the Sporting News list of Baseball's 100 Greatest Players and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team as the top vote-getter among second basemen. Baseball writer Bill James, in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, ranked Robinson as the 32nd greatest player of all time strictly on the basis of his performance on the field, noting that he was one of the top players in the league throughout his career. Robinson was among the 25 charter members of UCLA’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984. In 2002, Molefi Kete Asante included Robinson on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. Robinson has also been honored by the United States Postal Service on three separate postage stamps, in 1982, 1999, and 2000.

    The City of Pasadena has recognized Robinson in several ways. Brookside Park, situated next to the Rose Bowl, features a baseball diamond and stadium named Jackie Robinson Field. The city's Human Services Department operates the Jackie Robinson Center, a community outreach center that provides early diabetes detection and other services. In 1997, a $325,000 bronze sculpture (equal to $470,522 today) by artists Ralph Helmick, Stu Schecter, and John Outterbridge depicting oversized nine-foot busts of Robinson and his brother Mack was erected at Garfield Avenue, across from the main entrance of Pasadena City Hall; a granite footprint lists multiple donors to the commission project, which was organized by the Robinson Memorial Foundation and supported by members of the Robinson family.

    Major League Baseball has honored Robinson many times since his death. In 1987, both the National and American League Rookie of the Year Awards were renamed the "Jackie Robinson Award" in honor of the first recipient (Robinson's Major League Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 encompassed both leagues). On April 15, 1997, Robinson's jersey number, 42, was retired throughout Major League Baseball, the first time any jersey number had been retired throughout one of the four major American sports leagues.

    As an exception to the retired-number policy, MLB has recently begun honoring Robinson by allowing players to wear number 42 on April 15, Jackie Robinson Day. For the 60th anniversary of Robinson's major league debut, MLB invited players to wear the number 42 on Jackie Robinson Day in 2007. The gesture was originally the idea of outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr., who sought Rachel Robinson's permission to wear the number. After receiving her permission, Commissioner Bud Selig not only allowed Griffey to wear the number, but also extended an invitation to all major league teams to do the same. Ultimately, more than 200 players wore number 42, including the entire rosters of the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Pittsburgh Pirates. The tribute was continued in 2008, when, during games on April 15, all members of the Mets, Cardinals, Washington Nationals, and Tampa Bay Rays wore Robinson's number 42. On June 25, 2008, MLB installed a new plaque for Robinson at the Baseball Hall of Fame commemorating his off-the-field impact on the game as well as his playing statistics. In 2009, all uniformed personnel (players, managers, coaches, and umpires) wore number 42 on April 15.

    At the November 2006 groundbreaking for a new ballpark for the New York Mets, Citi Field, it was announced that the main entrance, modeled on the one in Brooklyn's old Ebbets Field, would be called the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. The rotunda was dedicated at the opening of Citi Field on April 16, 2009. It honors Robinson with large quotations spanning the inner curve of the facade and features a large freestanding statue of his number, 42, which has become an attraction in itself. Mets owner Fred Wilpon announced that, in conjunction with Citigroup and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Mets will create a Jackie Robinson Museum and Learning Center, located at the headquarters of the Jackie Robinson Foundation at One Hudson Square in lower Manhattan. The main purpose of the museum will be to fund scholarships for "young people who live by and embody Jackie's ideals."

    Since 2004, the Aflac National High School Baseball Player of the Year has been presented the "Jackie Robinson Award".

    Robinson has also been recognized outside of baseball. In December 1956, the NAACP recognized him with the Spingarn Medal, which it awards annually for the highest achievement by an African-American. President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1984, and on March 2, 2005, President George W. Bush gave Robinson's widow the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress; Robinson was only the second baseball player to receive the award, after Roberto Clemente. On August 20, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, announced that Robinson was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento.

    A number of buildings have been named in Robinson's honor. The UCLA Bruins baseball team plays in Jackie Robinson Stadium, which, because of the efforts of Jackie's brother Mack, features a memorial statue of Robinson by sculptor Richard H. Ellis. City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida—the baseball field that became the Dodgers' de facto spring training site in 1947—was renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 1989. A number of facilities at Pasadena City College (successor to PJC) are named in Robinson's honor, including Robinson Field, a football/soccer/track facility named jointly for Robinson and his brother Mack. The New York Public School system has named a middle school after Robinson, and Dorsey High School plays at a Los Angeles football stadium named after him. In 1976, his home in Brooklyn, the Jackie Robinson House, was declared a National Historic Landmark. Robinson also has an asteroid named after him, 4319 Jackierobinson. In 1997, the United States Mint issued a Jackie Robinson commemorative silver dollar, and five dollar gold coin. That same year, New York City renamed the Interboro Parkway in his honor.

    In 2011, the U.S. placed a plaque at Robinson's Montreal home to honor the ending of segregation in baseball. The home is located at 8232 avenue de Gaspe south of rue de Guizot Est and near Jarry Park and close to Delorimier Stadium, where Robinson played for the Montreal Royals during 1946. In a letter read during the ceremony, Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow, wrote: "I remember Montreal and that house very well and have always had warm feeling for that great city. Before Jack and I moved to Montreal, we had just been through some very rough treatment in the racially biased South during spring training in Florida. In the end, Montreal was the perfect place for him to get his start. We never had a threatening or unpleasant experience there. The people were so welcoming and saw Jack as a player and as a man."

    Career statistics

    YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOAVGOBPSLGTBSHSFIBBHBPGDPE
    1945 Kansas City 47 163 36 63 14 4 5 23 13       .387                  
    1946 Montreal 124 444 113 155 25 8 3 66 40   92 27 .349                 10
    1947 Brooklyn 151 590 125 175 31 5 12 48 29   74 36 .297 .383 .427 252 28     9 5 16
    1948 Brooklyn 147 574 108 170 38 8 12 85 22   57 37 .296 .367 .453 260 8     7 7 15
    1949 Brooklyn 156 593 122 203 38 12 16 124 37   86 27 .342 .432 .528 313 17     8 22 16
    1950 Brooklyn 144 518 99 170 39 4 14 81 12   80 24 .328 .423 .500 259 10     5 11 11
    1951 Brooklyn 153 548 106 185 33 7 19 88 25 8 79 27 .338 .429 .527 289 6     9 10 7
    1952 Brooklyn 149 510 104 157 17 3 19 75 24 7 106 40 .308 .440 .465 237 6     14 16 20
    1953 Brooklyn 136 484 109 159 34 7 12 95 17 4 74 30 .329 .425 .502 243 9     7 12 6
    1954 Brooklyn 124 386 62 120 22 4 15 59 7 3 63 20 .311 .413 .505 195 5 4a   7 13 7
    1955 Brooklyn 105 317 51 81 6 2 8 36 12 3 61 18 .256 .378 .363 115 6 3 5b 3 8 10
    1956 Brooklyn 117 357 61 98 15 2 10 43 12 5 60 32 .275 .382 .412 147 9 2 2 3 9 9
    TotalsBrooklyn13824877947151827354137734197 740291.311.409.47423101049772113107
     Career155354941096173634267161867248   .316    97   

    a The sacrifice fly (SF) as a unique statistical category did not exist in Major League Baseball from 1940 through 1953. Any pre-1954 sacrifice flies by Robinson would be reflected in the sacrifice hit (SH) category.

    b Likewise, the intentional walk (IBB) category only became a unique statistic beginning in 1955. Any intentional walks issued to Robinson before that year would be reflected in the walk (BB) category.

     


              Larry Hagman, interpretul lui J.R. din "Dallas", are cancer        
    Actorul Larry Hagman, cunoscut drept interpretul lui J.R. din "Dallas", a fost diagnosticat cu cancer, dar intr-o forma tratabila, si va fi in continuare in distributia unei noi versiuni a celebrului serial american din anii '80. Actorul in varsta de 80 de ani il va interpreta in continuare pe J...
              Cara Agar Bisa Menjadi Jutawan        
    Miliarder memang identik dengan kepemilikan uang "segunung". Mereka bisa membelanjakan kekayaannya atau berfoya-foya sesuka hati. Bahkan, seolah-olah tak bakal habis meski sang miliarder sudah tutup usia.
    Simak saja misalnya, Carlos Slim Helu, konglomerat di bidang telekomunikasi. Menurut majalah Forbes, ia memiliki kekayaan US$60,6 miliar. Dengan asumsi tidak ada perubahan kekayaan, ia bisa menghabiskan US$1.150 per menit hingga 100 tahun ke depan sebelum ia kehabisan uang.
    Namun, Carlos memilih hidup berhemat. Dia, seperti beberapa contoh miliarder top dunia lainnya, juga tidak gemar berfoya-foya menghabiskan uangnya. Bahkan, beberapa sikap dan perilaku miliarder pun bisa dicontoh. Berikut beberapa contoh yang bisa ditiru:

    1. Tetap tinggal di rumah sederhana
    Seorang miliarder mampu tinggal di apartemen yang paling ekslusif lebih dari yang Anda bayangkan. Seperti Bill Gates yang memiliki luas rumah 66.000 kaki persegi, senilai US$147,5 juta di Medina-Washington.
    Namun miliarder hemat seperti Warren Buffet memilih untuk tetap tinggal di rumah yang sederhana. Ia tinggal di rumah dengan lima kamar tidur di Omaha yang dibeli pada 1957 sebesar US$31.500.

    2. Gunakan transportasi publik
    Miliarder hemat seperti John Caudwell, David Cheriton dan Chuck Feeney memilih untuk jalan kaki, mengendarai sepeda, dan menggunakan transportasi publik untuk berkeliling kota.

    Tentu saja orang kaya itu bisa menggunakan helikopter untuk pertemuan jamuan makan siang atau naik mobil Bentleys dengan dikemudikan sopir, namun mereka memilih sedikit berolahraga atau menggunakan angkutan umum. Ini menguntungkan untuk berhemat, sekaligus juga baik untuk lingkungan.
    3. Membeli pakaian dari rak mal
    Beberapa orang memakai pakaian dengan disainer ternama, namun beberapa miliarder hemat memutuskan menggunakan baju simpel, karena menurutnya baju yang mahal tidak sebanding dengan usaha mereka.

    Anda dapat menemukan Cheriton, profesor Stanford, pendiri Google Sergey Brin dan Larry Page yang mengenakan jins dan T shirt.

    Invard Kampard, pendiri perusahaan furnitur Ikea juga menghindari memakai jas, dan miliarder ponsel Caudwell membeli pakaiannya dari rak toko baju dibanding menghabiskan kekayaan dari perancang.

    4. Gunakan salon biasa untuk memotong rambut.
    Biaya rata-rata untuk memotong rambut sekitar US$45 di Amerika, namun orang kaya dapat menghabiskan US$800 untuk mengganti model rambut. Jika dikalikan setiap enam minggu selama satu tahun, maka akan menghabiskan US$7.200. Itu tidak termasuk dengan tip.

    Para miliarder itu dapat mengganti model rambutnya dengan mode paling gaya dan tarif mahal di salon mewah. Tetapi, miliarder seperti Caudwell dan Cheriton memilih memotong rambut sendiri di rumah.

    5. Mengendarai mobil biasa
    Sementara itu, miliarder seperti Larry Ellison (pendiri dan CEO Oracle) gemar menghabiskan jutaan uang untuk mobil, kapal, dan pesawat tapi yang lain tetap rendah hati dengan menggunakan kendaraan pilihannya.
    Jim Walton (keluarga Wal Mart) mengendarai truk pick up selama 15 tahun. Azin Preji, taipan India mengendarai Toyota Corolla. Sedangkan Kamprad dari Ikea, mengendarai mobil volvo selama 10 tahun.
    Mereka berpendapat, daripada untuk membeli mobil, lebih baik memilih membeli tanah. Tidak perlu mengendari mobil yang berganti dalam seminggu.

    6. Hindari membeli barang mewah
    Mungkin ini mengejutkan bagi kita, namun orang terkaya di dunia, Slim-orang yang bisa menghabiskan lebih dari US$1.000 per menit ternyata tidak memiliki kapal pesiar atau pesawat.

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              Thanks        

    Thanks, I'm glad you read it.

    The thing is, without articles like this it is very hard to come to consensus conclusions using common sense (meaning in a discussion with other people.) The reason is that anybody can read a headline or short article, and claim that scientific studies have proven blah-blah-blah about race and pick your attribute. And you might reply with your doubts or other thoughts on the matter, but then they will repy "But the studies proved it- you are just being emotional about the matter."

    A scientific study can show basically anything, depending on who is funding the study. Just this morning I was hearing about how the tobacco industry has spent millions of dollars on hundreds or thousands of 'scientific studies' over the years, all of which 'scientifically proved' there was no link between smoking and cancer. Gee- imagine that!

    And even when we don't have an obvious agenda, our personal biases are going to come into play. I will be the first to admit that I find the general idea of link between race and intelligence to be not only grossly inaccurate and over-simplified in my personal opinion, but actually very revolting as well. So that affects how I view these things, and what I tend to pick up on. But that Gladwell article is a real eye-opener, and should at least raise plenty of doubt for anyone who thinks this is a scientifically closed issue.

    I sorta took the OP's original post in jest, because it was just a little fun exercise in my eye, and because who cares, this is a NBA draft forum. Regardless of what the trend of a limited sample may or may not show, I doubt it would affect my judgement if I was a NBA GM at the top of the draft. Because there are far more DIFFERENCES between Larry Bird and Adam Morrison than similarities (i.e. skin color.) You don't draft a skin color in general, you draft a specific player.


              Netgalley Knockout 2013        

    Are you ready for Netgalley Knockout? At just about the time I think I will never ever ever be even remotely caught up with my review copies, along comes a support group for other bloggers in the same predicament. I've been mired in the Game of Thrones series for what seems like forever, but nearing the end of Book Five, I can see a time in the not-so-distant future when I might read something else! Here is the appalling list of books I have yet to read and/or review:

    Update: As I request more books...and I seem unable to stop doing so...I will add them to the top of the appropriate list. As I review a book, I'll strike through instead of deleting so I can see my amazing progress!

    LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program:

    HOLY ORDERS by Benjamin Black
    THE BLACK COUNTRY by Alex Grecian
    ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE by David Samuel Levinson
    SUBSTITUTE CREATURE by Charles Gilman

    Other Sources:

    UNDERCURRENT by Paul Blackwell*
    SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford

    Netgalley:

    THE SEANCE SOCIETY by Michael Nethercott
    THE LITTER OF THE LAW by Rita Mae Brown
    THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon
    WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE) by Ingrid Jonach
    POWDER BURN by Mark Chisnell
    MRS. POE by Lynne Cullen
    GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL by Christopher Finch
    CLEAN BURN by Karen Sandler
    THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION by Paulette Alden
    DEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE by Marco Vichi
    THE AMBITIOUS CARD by John Gaspard
    LAWLESS & THE DEVIL OF EUSTON SQUARE by William Sutton
    THE RED QUEEN DIES by Frankie Y. Bailey
    UNSEEN by Karin Slaughter*
    IVA HONEYSUCKLE MEETS HER MATCH by Candice Ransom**
    TWERP by Mark Goldblatt
    THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart
    TRAVELS IN ELYSIUM by William Azuski
    TUESDAY'S GONE by Nicci French*
    MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE by Cara Black
    BOLERO by Joanie McDonell
    HOLD FAST by Blue Balliett
    THE LITTLE DEATH by Michael Nava
    THE EMPEROR OF ALL THINGS by Paul Whitcover
    THE NOT-JUST-ANYBODY FAMILY by Betsy Byars**
    THE FIRST BOOK OF CALAMITY WEEK by Paula Lichtarowicz
    IN THE MATTER OF NICOLA TESLA by Anthony Flacco
    THE GOLD DUST LETTERS by Janet Taylor Lisle
    MUMBO JUMBO by Ishmael Reed
    THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab
    HIDING GLADYS by Lee Mims
    DADDY LOVE by Joyce Carol Oates
    BLOOD ON THE THRESHOLD by Karin Richmond
    SPILT MILK by Chico Buarque
    THE SCIENTIFIC SHERLOCK HOLMES by James O'Brien
    THE SEVEN MARKETS by David Hoffman
    MAKE BELIEVE by Ed Ifkovic
    THE PINEVILLE HEIST by Lee Chambers
    THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS** by
    GERONIMO STILTON CAVEMICE**
    VEGAN EATS WORLD by Terry Hope Romero
    THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER by Mike Robinson
    SIMPLY SATISFYING by Jeanne Lemlin
    THE PANTHER by Nelson DeMille
    BECOMING HOLMES by Shane Peacock*
    THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton
    CHRISTMAS IN TINSELTOWN by Frank De Caro
    SMOKE & MIRRORS by Ryan Browne
    THE ICARUS PROJECT by Laura Quimby
    THE DALAI LAMA'S CAT by David Michie
    THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin
    SOMETHING RED by Douglas Nicholas
    WHITE FOREST by Adam McOmber
    BLACK BREAD WHITE BEER by Niven Govinden

    Edelweiss:

    THE LAST WORD by Lisa Lutz*
    AFTER HER by Joyce Maynard
    THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS: BIRDS V. BUNNIES by Maxwell Eaton III**
    THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE MUD-SLINGING MOLES by Maxwell Eaton III*
    DEATH CANYON by David Riley Bertsch
    THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley
    DOG LOVES COUNTING by Louise Yates**
    PENGUIN CHA CHA by Kristi Valiant**
    DREAM ANIMALS by Emily Winfield Martin**
    THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL by Fowler DeWitt**
    SQUIRRELS ON SKIS by J. Hamilton Ray**
    ANNE FRANK'S CHESTNUT TREE by Jane Kohuth**
    ESCAPE THEORY by Margaux Froley
    TUESDAY'S GONE by Nicci French
    GARLIC, MINT, AND SWEET BASIL by Jean-Claude Izzo
    WACKO ACADEMY by Faith Wilkins
    THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS by Karen Brown
    THE CHALICE by Nancy Bilyeau
    MOTHERLAND by William Nicholson
    THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN by Hallie Ephron
    FAIRY TALES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM retold by Philip Pullman*
    THE CLOVER HOUSE by Henriette Lazaridis Power
    THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS by Deborah Crombie
    COVER OF SNOW by Jenny Milchman
    THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS by Antonio Hill
    GET STARTED: GROWING VEGETABLES by Simon Akeroyd**
    THE BIG BOOK OF THINGS TO MAKE by James Mitchem**
    ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain
    THE PERFECT MEAL by John Baxter
    THE CHILD'S CHILD by Barbara Vine
    AURORARAMA by Jean-Christophe Valtat
    SWEET TOOTH by Ian McEwan
    THE DEATH OF BEES by Lisa O'Donnell
    THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin
    THE END OF THE POINT by Elizabeth Graver
    THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE PALACE by Dana Sachs
    A STUDY IN REVENGE by Kieran Shields
    YESTERDAY'S SUN by Amanda Brooke
    A KILLER IN THE WIND by Andrew Klavan
    INDISCRETION by Charles Dubow
    AMERICAN BOY by Larry Watson
    THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
    GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan Isaacs
    AN EXTRAORDINARY THEORY OF OBJECTS by Stephanie LaCava
    SEVEN LOCKS by Christine Wade
    ASHENDEN by Elizabeth Wilhide
    COLD LIGHT by Jenn Ashworth
    PATRICIDE by Joyce Carol Oates
    FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver
    LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane
    THE HOLLOW MAN by Oliver Harris
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              Our Little Umpire THREAT for Tuesday: Larry Vanover        

    The Number #1 Threat to Pitchers on Tuesday:

    Larry Vanover: VERY small Left Side (catcher's left hand). VERY small High Zone.

    He's 9-4 to the OVER even though he's running a 2.35 K/BB ratio!!!! He's filling up his sheet with UNDER percentages, but this is a result of Pitchers that have scouted Vanover. They seem to immediately sense the batter friendly inside on the RHB, and they can't hide in that outside edge on the southpaws. This is a nice "cornering" effect on pitchers, which means that the Ump has restricted the top of the zone and one of the edges to form a tight corner on half of the strike zone.

    So you get this Umpire with UNDER surface stats, but he actually has a pre-negotiated OVER zone for the pitcher. Veterans see this, and they pitch accordingly. Rookies don't know what the hell they're doing, but they learn quickly.

    11 runs per game on average this year.

    He threw us off in 2009 with a weak schedule.

    He was in the 10 run zone in 2008 and 17-12 Over.

     

    But what we want to prey on is the pitchers that need the top zone to throw off batters. They won't get it in a Vanover zone....The 10% top pitching hurlers need that sort of diversion to throw off a batter...sometimes to mask a weak change-up.

     

    So who do we have?

    Oh Lord! Dontrelle Willis is not locating against UNDER Umpires, so I think we have a Crapper in the making on this one. He was horrible against the Yanks, and they didn't have to work hard, since only 27 of his 67 pitches were thrown for strikes.

    Dontrelle owns left handed batters this year, and it's the RHB's that are tearing him up. This is a bit of a problem because Dontrelle doesn't really need the zones that Vanover is fond of stealing from pitchers on the Right Handers. He'll lose the little "high-low" switch-a-roo on the RHB's but it's not a devastating zone for him on paper. ON PAPER!

    But if he's not locating, then what does it matter?

    The important thing to consider is that Vanover is closing off a corner of the zone to a pitcher that isn't locating well.

    If you want me to say Willis is going to get destroyed, then I CAN'T say that, but you MUST locate with Vanover. Dontrelle should be able to pitch his game, but there won't be any diversionary pitches and that's never good for him.

    Don't back him in this zone.

     

    I don't see a ton of trouble for Wainright, but his treatement of left handers will take a ton of skill. I think he should command the RHB's pretty well, and this zone will crimp him on his low inside stuff on the Righty, but I think he has the Fastball to get him out of the counts that don't favor him. You'll see a lot of pitches thrown for strikes by both pitchers and Dontrelle should suffer much more than Adam. if there's contact, then we can seek an over, but i think Adam might smoke Zona (unless there's a reason for his lousy outing in the last game. (I'll try to find out, but Maholm made me look like a dipshit, so who knows.)

     

    Historically:  

    Dontrelle sucks in Larry Vanover's zone: 

    Larry Vanover dismantled Dontrelle in 1.1 innings against Cleveland with 8 earned runs and 4 walks with just 2 strikeouts a few years back, so I wonder what the Cards will do to him tomorrow......

    On May 29th of last season the Orioles killed Dontrelle with 10 hits, 7 Earned, only 1 strikeout...all in 5 innings.

     

    Wanna go back to 2007? Paul Maholm and the Pirates beat him with Vanover calling the shots. 114 pitches in 7 innings and only 9 base runners, but he lost and Pitt sucked then...just as now! Dirty, Stinking, Maholm! (Naw, Great game.)

     

    I think we might be able to do SOMETHING with this......take the info and run with it boys!!!!!!

    Any suggestions?  Stick out tongue

     


              HERE'S A FEW TRINKETS FOR YOU! Saturday information for the masses!        

    Sexy Saturday!

     

     

    WE have two mediocre "worm killers" in Baltimore!

    Livan Hernandez floats 30% of his pitches right at the gopher's forehead, and Mister Bergeson of Balto NEVER gets into the upper strike zone, so we have two fellas that don't strike out many batters but, when they get their groundballs in the upper teens, these cats can hurt an OVER. What we need is an umpire that limits or eliminates the low zone, but we drew Bob Davidson! AND this is what Bob calls a strike:

    Crawford and Madden were ejected after this pitch.........Bobby Davidson is a pitcher's best friend, and he likes to puke up a strike zone that Glavine and Maddux would love! So I'd say we can't really prey on the lack of up'ness that Livan possesses. I think he might have a buddy in Bobby behind the plate.

    It's a day game, and the shadows will be creeping into a bad spot for batters too....

    Livan is traditionally bad when facing Baltimore batters, but he's had some pretty terrible years, and I've noticed that he's given up only 1 home run in the last 583 pitches....Yup....Wide Zone, no homers, and a shadow creeping in? Look for Livan to get some luck.

    Toss out the .314 Batting Average that Balto owns on poor Livan.

    Ignore the fact that he's only struck out 13 batters in the last 4 games.....

    Bergeson is the CRAPPER: If I told you that a pitcher was toting an 11.12 ERA around in June; and a 10.80 ERA against the team he was facing on Saturday; and if I told you that Southpaws were batting .358 with a Barry Bonds-like 1.018 OPS; and if I told you that right handed batters were tagging him for a nice .287 average.......AND that available Natty Bats were hitting .321 against him....what would you say?

    Well: I think you would say that Washington NEVER does well for us, so why start now! Angry

    Ahhhh: I'd suggest a really deep...soul searching...look at this game.Let's see what they offer us!  :)

     

    San Diego at Florida

    John Garland is another "worm killer" that's running a terrible ERA in June (6.38). The 4 runs he gave Baltimore shouldn't have been charged to him, but it doesn't hide the fact that he's coming back down to Earth.

    This ground ball pitcher had exactly ONE ground ball in 5 innings of work on June 14th. He struck out 7 but gave up 4 walks and six hits with a home run. So that hiccup at Baltimore in his next start wasn't exactly a fluke. But LARRY VANOVER was his Umpire, so the reasoning for that ONE grounder was clear. He had to go up into the zone to meet Vanover's expectations!

    The 1.50 ERA that he's earned against Florida came a long while back, boys, but he's seen these guys on more than one occasion and he's held them to a .228 BA. So we have to wonder if we can play the Fatigue card yet.......Can we? Or can Garland help us get an UNDER!!!!!

    John Hirshbeck is his umpire: He possesses a fairly large HIGH zone and a large RIGHT side, and that's probably why Roberto Alomar spit on him. Can't remember where that pitch was.....ANYWAY:

    The Large right side would suggest that Garland might be able to tag another bad outing on the Florida bats! Garland HIDES on the far side when he faces the right handed batters, ok?

    We might think UNDER.....we might not...........is he tired? Is Garland a possible STRONG DOG?

     

    The Phils and the Jays!

    Paul Schrieber is calling the Phillies game!!!!!!

    This is what the Hardball Times used to say about Paul:

    "Paul Schrieber: Favors hitters second-most in the league, but has a normal sized zone on the left side of the plate. Right-handed hitters must love him—he is very stingy on both the high or low strike (under -3 for both) and doesn’t call the outer half of the plate on them. When he’s behind the plate, pitchers are going to have to come inside and keep it closer to the belt."

     

     

    Arizona at Tampa

    The D-backs haven't seen Price. The left handed Arizona bats don't stand a chance with Tim McClelland calling the balls and strikes. The low zone on the southpaws for both teams will be pitcher friendly, but Price shouldn't try to get too fine on the outside low zone. McClelland will give him a ton of strikes on the lower part of the plate, and this should make him a lethal commodity tomorrow. He's got a sore groin, but I think it's not an issue. Arizona will see a steady diet of lower pitches, marked by carefully placed high, outside shots that should screw them up on both sides of the plate. Price has a green light, for NOW.

    Ian Kennedy is allowing home runs at an alarming rate, and he's a wicked fly baller. He allowed 16 flyers to hit the sky in his last game. Two of them were Home Runs! He's had 6 home runs in the last 4 games and it'll be a hot one tomorrow!

    For what it's worth: McClelland will slow the production of fly balls for Kennedy, but not enough to counter Price, ok?

     

     

    These are a few games that are sticking out for me, but there's a lot of work to do...if I see more oddities, then I'll slap em down, ok?

     

    Hope all is well for you guys tonight!

     

     

     

     

     


              Thing #7: Cool Google Tools        

    Google is the most famous search engine on the web these days, with the very name becoming a verb in our language. Here's Wikipedia's entry on this phenomenon:


    The verb to google (also spelled to Google) refers to using the Google search engine to obtain information on the Web. For example, "Mary googled for recipes." A neologism arising from the popularity and dominance[1] of the eponymous search engine, the American Dialect Society chose it as the "most useful word of 2002." [2] It was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006,[3] and to the 11th edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary in July 2006.[4] The first recorded usage of google used as a verb was on July 8, 1998, by Larry Page himself, who wrote on a mailing list: "Have fun and keep googling!"[5]


    Although we generally equate Google with web searching, that's not what this "thing" is about. Google also has a variety of free web tools that can be particularly useful in education. Some of these are:


    Google Alerts - will e-mail the news to you as it happens. Just enter a search term (educational term, news topic, person, event, sports team, etc.) that you would like to keep tabs on. Whenever that topic appears in a news item or on the web, Google Alerts will send you an e-mail.


    Google Calendar - lets you organize your schedule and share it with family, friends, teachers, students...


    iGoogle - gives you a customizable home page where you can add links, news feeds, gadgets, etc. (Be sure and look at the gadgets - these are really fun!). Students can use iGoogle as their home page. They can have tabs for separate subjects or projects. They can set up gadgets to deliver information on topics, etc...


    Picasa Web Albums - similar to Flickr; Google's version of photo sharing.


    Google Scholar - Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, pre-print repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.


    Google Advanced Search – Allows you to search by file format. In other words, if you want a PowerPoint already created about a particular topic, you choose the PowerPoint (.ppt) and search for your topic.


    Google Earth - Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. (SBISD employees, Google Earth is loaded on the Teacher roll-out laptops and maybe other computers, double check before you download).

    and Google Docs - Look at all the new things you can do with plain ol' text, spreadsheet and presentation items!

    And more! From the Google Search page, click on the "more" pull-down at the top middle of the screen. Then click on "even more" at the bottom of the pull-down list.

    Discovery Resources:

    Discovery Exercise


    After looking at each of Google tools, choose two of them to explore further. Try setting up an alert, calendar, notebook, or iGoogle page and using it. If sharing is an option for the tools you choose, make them public.


    Blog about your experience with both tools and include a link (if you make it public) to your creation. Be sure and include possible educational uses.


              Eclipse 11-06-2016 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    Nikki D- Daddys Little Girl - Toms Album
    SOE- Verbal Assassin - 6 Before Breakfast
    Krs One- I Cant Wake Up - I Cant Wake Up
    Mae Day- Sweetest Taboo - Cherish The Day
    Slipmat Brothers PENPALS- Grade A - Made For The Underground
    TLove- Chiquita - Chiquita
    Del The Funky Homosapien- Dr Bombay - The Best Of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien The Elektra Years BBoy Handbook
    - voicebreak -
    Social State- Backtrack - Social State
    The Lady Of Rage- Afro Puffs - Above The Rim Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
    Organized Konfusion- Why - The Best Of Organized Konfusion
    Little Simz- Dead Body - A Curious Tale Of Trials Persons
    A Tribe Called Quest Pimp Juice- Can I Kick It - The Essential Old School Vs New School
    DJ Jazzy Jeff The Fresh Prince Hybrid- Summertime - The Essential Old School Vs New School
    The Brand New Heavies- Saturday Nite feat Mos Def J Dilla - Jay Deelicious 9598 The Delicious Vinyl Years Originals Remixes Rarities
    Fl Skills Krafty Kuts Ft Kurtis Blow- Gimmie The Breaks - Gimmie The Breaks
    Raymone Lee- Never Quit - Inside My Mind Ep
    Raymone Lee- Open Thoughts - Inside My Mind Ep
    Raymone Lee- Can You Feel Me - Inside My Mind Ep
    Raymone Lee- Freestyle - Inside My Mind Ep
    - voicebreak -
    Various Artists- Despot Homesickness - Definitive Jux Presents III
    MF Doom- All Outta Ale - The Prof InConvexed
    Mumbles Featuring Cut Chemist And Dark Leaf- Caution - 12
    Iron Sheiks- True Confessions - 12
    DJ Muggs Vs GZA The Genius- General Principles - 12
    The Roots W Roy Ayers- Proceed IV AJ Shines Proceed WO A Pause - 12
    Lifers Group- Short Life Of A Gangsta - 12
    WC And The Maad Circle- Ghetto Serenade - Aint A Damn Thang Changed
    Nice Smooth- The Sky Is The Limit - Jewel Of The Nile
    Buck 65- Wicked And Weird - This Right Here Is Buck 65
    Ghostface Killah UGod- Cherchez LaGhost - Supreme Clientele
    JBiz- Ninety Five - 12
    Hard 2 Obtain- Street Dwellers - Ism Blues
    Mister Freedom Neon Brown F Lawless- Zenith feat Deca - Mister Freedom
    2Pac- Holler If Ya Hear Me - Strictly 4 My NIGGAZ
    Council Of Word- The Dockett - Indignorance
    Whodini- Haunted House Of Rock - Funky Beat The Best Of Whodini
    Mr Groove- Somebodys Clocking Me - 12
    Rock Steady Crew- Shes Fresh Remix Version - 12
    New York Citi Peech Boys- Life Is Something Special - 12
    Timex Social Club- Thinkin About Ya - 12
    Sexual Harrassment- We Want Prince - 12
    Brother D With Collective Effort- How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise - 12
    The Showboys- Trigger Man Drag Rap - 12
    Grandmaster Flash- Larrys Dance Theme - 12
    Leaders Of The New School- International Zone Coaster - A Future Without A Past
    A Tribe Called Quest- Stressed Out Baby Phife Version - 12
    Shinehead- Watch Your Back - 12
    Joey Bada- Hazeus View - B4DA
    Pete Rock- Back On Da Block Instrumental feat Cl Smooth - Petestrumentals 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/101/playlistDate/2016-11-06
              Eclipse 06-07-2015 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    The MOB Featuring DJ Magic- Tell Me Whats On Your Mind - 12
    Trouble Funk- Trouble Funk Express - E Flat Boogie GoGo Classics
    Orange Krush- Action 12 Version - Funk Essentials Funk Funk The Best Of Funk Essentials Vol 2
    Captain Sky- Super Sporm - The Adventures Of Captain Sky
    Ralph MacDonald- Jam On The Groove - Unknown
    Manu Dibango- Soul Makossa - Soul Makossa
    Billy Ocean- Nights Feel Like Gettin Down - Nights Feel Like Getting Down
    - voicebreak -
    Compilation- Walking Into Sunshine Original Larry Levan 12 Mix - Funk Essentials The 12 Collection And More FullLength Funk
    Harlem World Crew- Lets Rock - Lets Rock Love Rap
    Slim- Good To Go - Good To Go Single
    Rhythm Heritage- Theme From SWAT - DiscoFied
    Barry White- I Wanna Stay - Music Maestro Please
    First Choice- Love Thang - Salsoul Classics Vol 1
    Frankie Smith- Double Dutch Bus Remix - 12
    Vaughn Mason- Jamming Big Guitar - 12
    Herman Kelly Life- Dance To The Drummers Beat - Percussion Explosion
    Mykill Miers- You Dont Wanna - 12
    Pharoahe Monch- Push - Desire
    Screwball- Hostyle - Screwball Classic
    Nice Smooth- Sometimes I Rhyme Slow - Aint A Damn Thing Changed
    Redman- Put It Down - 12
    Killer Mike- For The No No - 12
    The Opus- Live - 12
    - voicebreak -
    Special Ed- Im The Magnificent - Youngest In Charge
    Poor Righteous Teachers- Holy Intellect - Holy Intellect
    The UN- What They Want - UN Or U Out
    The Boogie Monsters- Beginning Of The End - Beginning Of The End
    POS- Stand Up Lets Get Murdered Clean - POS Is Ruining My Life
    Nate Dogg- Never Leave Me Alone - Nate Dogg Essentials
    Ultra Magnetic MCs- Funky - 12
    The 45 King- Style Is Free - Louie Louie Rhythmical Madness
    Redman- Jam 4 U - Whut Thee Album
    A A Likes- Walk With A Bop - A A Likes Walk With A Bop
    Northstar- Ducky - 12 Northstar
    Jaz- Its That Simple - 12
    Slick Rick- I Shouldnt Have Done It - The Rulers Back
    Steady B- Nasty Girls - 12
    IceT- Escape From The Killing Fields - OG Original Gangster
    Kendrick Lamar- King Kunta - To Pimp A Butterfly
    - voicebreak -
    Organized Konfusion- Lets Organize - The Best Of Organized Konfusion Bonus Track Version
    Masta Ace- The INC Ride - Sittin On Chrome
    Gifted Four- Sounds Of The Mic - 12
    Natural Elements- 2 Tons - 12
    The Roots Blu Porn Dice Raw- Radio Daze - How I Got Over
    Pharoahe Monch- The Jungle - PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Gemini- Got What You Need - 12
    AZ- Never Change - 12
    Binkis- The Marquee - 12
    King D And The Struggle Unit- Startin Funky - Englewood
    Panda One- Take It To The Corner Of A Block - 12


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/101/playlistDate/2015-06-07
              Eclipse 01-05-2014 with Dj Z-rok, Soup, And Dj Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    Kj S2- Rock On - 12
    The Fatback Band- I Found Lovin - Hustle The Ultimate Fatback
    RJD2- Bus Stop Bitties - The Horror Deluxe
    The Beatnuts- Lets Get Doe - 12
    Lateef The Chief- Listen To The Dj - 12
    Dj Quick- Tonight - 12
    Larry Gold- Travelin feat Kameelah Waheed - The Beat Generation
    Mr Cheeks- Lights Camera Action LP Version - Lights Camera Action
    Me Phi Me- And I Believe - 12
    Ty- I Want 2 - Upwards
    Lucy Pearl- Dont Mess With My Man - Lucy Pearl
    Umc- Never Never Land - 12
    Juan Lee Reed- Bonin Out - Rhode To Heaven EP
    Jeru The Damaja- Jungle Music - The Sun Rises In The East
    The Hemisphere- Runaway - 12
    Blackalicious- Sky Is Falling - Blazing Arrow
    TKash- Made In America - Turf War Syndrome
    XClan- Raise The Flag - To The East Blackwards
    Public Enemy Featuring Paris- Cant Hold Us Back - Rebirth Of A Nation Radio Safe Version
    Tame One- Homage 2 Da Bomberz - When Rappers Attack
    Cypress Hill- I Wanna Get High - Black Sunday
    EPMD- Give The People - Business As Usual
    Mad Lion- Big Box Of Blunts - Real Ting
    Channel Live- Mad Izm feat KRSOne - Station Identification
    Schoolly D- Saturday Night - Best Of Schoolly D
    Compilation- Radio Activity Rap - West Coast Rapthology
    Twilight 22- Siberian Nights - Twilight 22
    Solo Sounds- Chilly Dub - 12
    TLA Rock Jazzy Jay- Its Yours - Def Jam 25 Vol 2 DJ Bring That Back 19961984
    Mantronix- We Control The Dice - Music Madness
    Brand Nubian- Drop The Bomb - One For All
    The Roots- 100 Dundee - The Roots Come Alive Live
    Mop- Dead And Gone - 12
    RZA- Tragedy - WuChronicles
    Goodie Mob And Esthero- The World I Know - 12
    Outkast- Me And You - 12
    2 Pac- If My Homie Calls - 12
    Method Man- Release Yo Delf - Back In The Days
    The Coup- This Year - Sorry To Bother You
    Nina Simone- I Put A Spell On You - Anthology


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/101/playlistDate/2014-01-05
              FT column: Alphabet makes time a resource Google can ill afford to waste        

    Explaining the unboxing of Alphabet, Google’s new parent, Larry Page, its chief executive, said appointing someone else to run the search company “frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations”.

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              #LarryOQuestion: Conservatives in Support of Postponing the 2020 Election?        
    #LarryOQuestion: According to The Washington Post, half of Republicans stated they would support postponing the 2020 election if President Trump suggested the delay. Is this because Republicans blindly follow President Trump? Or is there a deep concern regarding voter fraud? Share your thoughts today on The Larry O'Connor Show.
              TODAY: Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA on President Trump’s Message to North Korea        
    Listen to The Larry O'Connor Show today from 3pm - 6pm as Larry speaks with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, President Trump's Deputy Assistant, regarding the President's handle on North Korea.
              TODAY: NFL Veteran RICK “DOC” WALKER Previews the Upcoming Redskins Season        
    Listen to The Larry O'Connor Show today from 3pm - 6pm as Larry speaks with NFL Veteran Rick "Doc" Walker about the upcoming Redskins season.
              TODAY: LEE SMITH of The Weekly Standard on U.S. Diplomats Suffering Hearing Loss in Havana, Cuba        
    Listen to The Larry O'Connor Show today from 3pm - 6pm as Larry speaks with Lee Smith, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, regarding U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba suffering from hearing loss due to a covert sonic device.
              Catching Up With Some Old Friends        

    I’m going to do it.  This week, I’m going to try to achieve what I’ve always assumed was impossible.  No, I’m not going to watch an entire WNBA game or try to rapidly drink a gallon of milk.  And no, I’m not going to become a vegan or try to teach Deshaun Thomas (who – by the way – might already be my favorite Ohio State athlete ever) how to pass a basketball.  And I’m certainly not going to try to memorize all of the lyrics to “Informer” or try to physically lift Evan “The Villain” Turner’s girlfriend off the ground without the help of a forklift or some sort of advanced machinery.  No, what I’m going to attempt is much more difficult than any of these things.  That’s because I’m going to try to write five blog posts in five days.  I’ll say it again in case you didn’t catch that and for whatever reason have some weird personal philosophy that prevents you from rereading things: I’m going to try to write five blog posts in five days.  Yes, I know I’m crazy for attempting to multiply my output by almost infinity and yes I’m fully aware of how dangerous this could ultimately be, which is why I took all the necessary precautions and have paramedics standing by should the unthinkable happen.

    For this first blog post, I figured I’d write about my journey to Indiana this past weekend because there literally isn’t a single thing that any one of you can do to stop me.  I initially went back to Indiana to play in the Travis Smith Memorial Golf Classic in Terre Haute but ultimately ended up staying at my parents’ house in my hometown for a few days after the event just because my mom kept making me free meals.  I’ve discussed my mom’s limited cooking abilities on this blog before, so intuition would tell you that staying for a free meal cooked by her would be like getting domed up by a great white shark – while the “what” seems pretty awesome, perhaps a little more attention should be paid to the “who.” 

    But despite her culinary shortcomings, the fact of the matter is that she’s really not that bad of a cook and she can certainly cook much better than I can.  And most importantly, her meals are free, which is a huge deal because there’s no denying that the best things in life are free, even if they also happen to be slightly burnt and could probably use a little more seasoning.  Anyway, after constantly stuffing my face for a few days and putting on at least five pounds, I had no choice but to flee my parents’ house and come back home to Ohio lest I develop type 2 diabetes and what would have surely been a nice set of man tits.

    By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that while I know this is fairly obvious and pretty much goes without saying, it’s impossible to adequately describe how glorious that first poop you take after a long weekend of gorging at your parents’ house is.  Every time I question why I visit my parents and subject myself to the self-loathing that comes with quadrupling my daily caloric intake, that post-visiting the parents poop is always there to remind me and is what ultimately makes me return time and time again.

    But back to the golf outing.  Most of you probably don’t know this, but Greg Oden’s best friend since childhood, Travis Smith, died in a car accident in January of 2007, when we were in the midst of our freshman season at OSU.  Ever since then, a golf outing has been held in Travis’ hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana to honor Travis and benefit the local Boys & Girls Club.  This year, Greg financed his own personal team and asked me to be on it, most likely because I told him that I was a scratch golfer (to be fair, I thought “scratch golfer” meant that you typically get so frustrated during a round of golf that you stop keeping score and just scratch out the remainder of the scorecard). 

    Since he hosts the event and can therefore do whatever he damn well pleases, Greg made sure that Team Oden had one more player than all the other teams, which was significant because we were playing a best ball scramble so our team had one more opportunity to hit a good shot than the other teams did.  I was obviously the anchor of the team but other Team Oden members included Mike Conley, Josh McRoberts, a former AAU teammate of all of ours named Reece who played pro baseball for a few years and is now going to play basketball at UIndy, and my roommate from my freshman year at OSU who played high school basketball with Mike and Greg.  Had this been a Gus Macker, we would have no doubt mushroom stamped the competition, won the thing with ease, and most likely had a celebration party at a local strip club where we would’ve let the strippers drink Hennessy out of our trophy as we did lines of coke off their breasts.  Sadly, though, this was a golf outing and not a basketball tournament, and the golfing ability of the guys on our team ranged from “atrocious” to “somewhat decent.”

    The best player on our team was definitely Mike, who goes golfing pretty much every day and typically shoots somewhere in the low to mid 80s, but I found out when I got to the course that Mike would have to leave after 9 holes because he had a flight to Arkansas to catch.  This meant that I was going to be our team’s best player for the back nine.  As you can imagine, this was less than good news for our team.  I’m not exactly a terrible golfer (typically shoot high 80s/low 90s) simply because I go so often (I would go every day if I could afford it.  In fact, my life plan looks like this: “Step 1 – Get rich. Step 2 – Golf.”), but as a general rule of thumb, it’s probably not a good thing if I’m the best on the team, regardless of what sport we’re talking about.  This particular instance was no exception.

    Since we sucked so badly after Mike left (and honestly weren’t really doing that well even when Mike was with us), we decided to do something about it and fix our problems, which is to say we decided to honor one of the great historic traditions in golf and cheat like crazy so people wouldn’t mock us for being horrible golfers.  Throughout the last nine holes, each of us took multiple tee shots on each hole, we interpreted “club length relief” as “put the ball back on the fairway and cut a stroke off your score”, we treated any ball that was within 20 feet of the hole as a gimmie, and we even just blatantly wrote down a score that was in no way anywhere close to what we actually got a few times.

    After most of the holes on the back nine, Josh and I contemplated what to write down on the scorecard, because we wanted to obviously get a good score but still wanted to make sure we didn’t go overboard and end up accidentally winning the thing since it would’ve been obvious that we cheated.  In the end, our final reported score was a 9-under 62, which we thought was pretty good and would’ve been enough for a top 5 finish that would’ve got the ladies all hot and bothered.  But as it turned out, even with our blatant disregarding of the rules, we still finished something like third to last and were probably made fun of by everyone. 

    But not all was lost, though, because during the round Josh (who plays for the Indiana Pacers) confirmed what I had always thought was true when he essentially told me that Larry Bird (who is the Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations) is a total badass who drinks and smokes whenever he feels like it, says exactly what’s on his mind without a care in the world about who he might offend, and pretty much does whatever the f**k he wants because he’s Larry F’ing Bird. Learning this information and realizing that my idol is exactly as awesome as I hoped he would be is unquestionably a win for me, no matter where the final standings said our team finished for the day.

    After the golf outing, we all decided to reject reality and have a pool party at Greg’s new house in Indy to celebrate our big win.  I showed up an hour after I was told the party was supposed to start because in my experience I’ve found that an hour is usually how long it takes for all the butt-naked hos to arrive and really get the party started.  You can call it fashionably late if you want to, but I prefer to call it “trying to time it up perfectly so I’m not stuck at a party that has a serious deficiency of butt-naked hos.”

    Anyway, when I walked into Greg’s house, three things immediately stood out to me: 1) It was just Greg’s summer house that he plans on giving to his grandma because it’s not nice/big enough, and it was still nicer and bigger than any house I’ll ever own in my life, 2) A life-size sculpture of his penis was resting on the mantle above his fireplace, with the base of the shaft actually resting on the fireplace and the flaccid replica of his penis hanging down from the mantle so the tip of the penis was just a few inches from the fireplace, and 3) There wasn’t a single butt-naked ho in sight (I made up one of those three observations. I’ll let you figure out which one).  My first course of action was to bring this third observation up to Greg, as I said to him, “Greg, I’ve seen Entourage.  I know how you big shots party.  Where are the heaps of cocaine that are supposed to be randomly placed throughout the house?  Where are the people having casual sex in plain sight despite the fact that nobody at the party has any idea who they are?  Why are there not topless chicks walking around in the shallow end of your pool and kissing each other just because some horny dude at the party dared them to?  You call this a party?”  He responded by saying, “Shut up, asshole.  Do you want a beer or not?” and hitting me in the balls before he walked to the kitchen.  Touché.

    Apparently this “party” was actually just a laid back get-together with less than 10 people, which was a serious buzzkill for me but probably was for the better considering that I’m scheduled to get married in less than a year.  Anyway, since the party kinda sucked by my standards, the only real reason I even bring it up is to discuss Greg’s house.  Now, the house wasn’t exactly a multimillion dollar estate with an Olympic sized pool and a guest house or anything wild like that, but it was still pretty sweet considering that it had a pool with a slide in the backyard, an upstairs and a basement,  nice new furniture throughout the house (including a brand new piano and a pool table), flat screen TVs everywhere, a sound system that could be controlled throughout the entire house, and a theater room with a huge projector screen and a couple rows of seats (and let’s not forget that this was just his summer house that he plans on giving away because it’s not cool enough).

    As we were all sitting in the theater room, Reece asked Greg if he had any video game systems hooked up to the projector, to which Greg replied, “I have them all.”  Reece then decided he wanted to play Madden on Xbox 360 and I said I’d play against him, so Greg took a few minutes to get everything set up and then handed Reece and me some controllers.  But the controllers didn’t work because they were fresh out of the box and had never even been charged before, let alone used.  Reece and I quickly figured this out, so we walked to the closet where the video game systems were stored and we looked for the stuff we needed to charge the controllers. 

    As we were looking, I noticed that all the game systems looked brand new and all the games and DVDs he had on a shelf right next to everything looked new too.  That’s when it hit me – Greg has so much f’ing money that he just thought to himself, “What does this room need? Hmm, maybe some video games”, went out and bought at least three video game systems and a bunch of games to go with, probably paid someone to hook everything up for him, and then just let them sit in this closet where he most likely had never touched any of them (as evidenced by the fact that there were still stickers on the controllers and they hadn’t been charged yet). 

    When Greg walked back into the room, Reece and I had turned the TV back to Sportscenter or something.  Greg started to ask Reece why we weren’t playing Xbox, but I interrupted him because I just couldn’t help but address what was on my mind. I said, “Greg, do you ever just sit in this chair in your theater room of your summer house, push this button that makes your electric powered leather chair recline without you having to exert any effort whatsoever, watch TV on your gigantic projector screen, and think to yourself, ‘Holy shit I’m rich’?”  He stopped talking to Reece midsentence, turned his head toward me, looked me in the eye with a straight face for a few beats of silence like I was the world’s biggest dumbass, and emphatically said, “No” before he turned back and again asked Reece why we weren’t playing Xbox.  That told me everything I needed to know – this guy has more money than he can even comprehend.

    Now, I know some of you are probably thinking “Congratulations, dude. You know somebody rich. Aren’t you f**king special?  Too bad you’re still a poor douche who won’t amount to anything with your own life.”  And to that I say, you’re probably right albeit kind of impolite.  The point of me telling you about Greg’s house wasn’t because I was somehow vicariously bragging through Greg or because I think I’m awesome for knowing a millionaire.  The point of that story is that Greg has more money than I could ever even spend and it kind of blows my mind to think about it and actually see it in person (since he went to the NBA, I’ve probably only seen Greg maybe 5 times a year and most of those times are at OSU’s gym or when we go out to a bar or something.  I’ve never actually been to any of his houses that he’s bought with his NBA riches until this past weekend). 

    More importantly, the point of that story is that I’m now kind of beating myself up over the fact that I didn’t forge a stronger relationship with Greg when we were teammates and therefore missed out on a great opportunity to secure a spot in his entourage as one of his primary moochers. 

    There’s no telling how many butt-naked hos I could’ve partied with by now.

    Proud To Be An American But Even Prouder To Be A Buckeye,

    Mark Titus

    Club Trillion Founder


              My Mom Could Beat Up Your Mom        

    The first time I ever played my mom in a 1-on-1 game of basketball was when I was 12-years-old. Ever since the day I started walking, she and I would shoot around in our driveway all the time, but I never had the courage to play her 1-on-1 because she was much taller than me (she’s 5’9”) and I was almost certain she would beat me, which I thought would’ve been the single most embarrassing thing to ever happen in my life. Once I hit a growth spurt and stood 6 feet tall as a 12-year-old, though, I had complete confidence that I could destroy her. After all, she was a woman, and the last time I checked, our driveway wasn’t in the kitchen, so I figured she’d be completely out of her element. Plus, I had seen her shoot a basketball for years and her jumpshot consisted of her pushing the ball with two hands from behind her head. Sure she could make them when we were just casually shooting around, but there was no way that that garbage was going in with defense on her. And so, with my terrible rationale giving me all sorts of false confidence, I decided to challenge her to a game of 1-on-1. This still ranks as one of the most regretful decisions of my life.

    Perhaps the most important thing I failed to consider when I dared my mom to play me 1-0n-1 was that she was good as sh*t. Like really, really good. Not only that, but she was extremely physical and her style of play was perfectly suited for a driveway pick-up game. I tried driving to the basket on my first possession, but ultimately failed miserably because my mom slid over after I took my first dribble, stuck her chest out, and didn’t budge an inch as I bounced off of her and crumpled to the ground like those skeleton-looking turtles from Bowser’s castle in Super Mario World. At that moment I realized that I was in over my head, but there was no way that she was going to let me quit now, so I had to just suck it up and figure out a different way to beat her. I tried resorting to jumpshots, but when I jumped to shoot the ball on my second possession, she whipped her ass around to block me out and gave me the biggest charley horse I had ever gotten in my life. So to recap, my first two offensive possessions both resulted in zero points and loads of physical pain. This game wasn’t exactly off to a blazing start for me.

    Meanwhile, when she was offense, she just backed me down into the post and either threw an elbow to my face as she went up for the layup or she shot a fade away jumper as she turned to the baseline. Remember when I said that I didn’t think she’d be able to make her ugly jumpshot against defense? Well, as it turned out, her ugly shot was actually unblockable because she shot it from so far behind her head (when she faded away it was even harder to guard). And she was lethal with it. Truth be told, her jumper was actually better against defense than it was when she was open. I had no way of guarding it and, making matters worse, I had no answer for it because she was shutting me down on defense. Back and forth this pattern of her physically abusing me on defense and raining jumpshots over my head on offense continued, and when it was all said and done, she had both literally and figuratively beat the snot out of me. I was so battered and bruised that if my dad would’ve come outside and started whipping me with his leather belt, it probably would’ve felt like a massage at that point. In that moment, as I laid on the ground licking my wounds, I remember thinking to myself “Just who in the hell is this lady I call ‘mom’?”

    And yes, I was so cool when I was 12 that I casually used the word “hell.”

    Over the course of the next few weeks, I researched my mom (which basically just consisted of asking my dad about her and how she was capable of making me look foolish on the basketball court) and discovered that there shouldn’t have been any shame in losing to her (but there still was, because how many guys lose to their mom in basketball?). That’s because I learned that she grew up two hours north of Indianapolis in a town called Rochester, and even though her small town basically consisted of a couple of stop lights and one kickass old-fashioned soda shop, she led her high school basketball team to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and back-to-back trips to the Final Four of the Indiana state tournament (this was back when all the schools played in one tournament, so she was playing schools much bigger than hers). If that’s not impressive enough, consider this: she was also a cheerleader for the boys’ basketball team (and played softball and ran track too) and would sometimes cheer for them in the afternoon and play in her games at night, or vice versa. In fact, in the state tournament one year, she played one of her games in the morning, took a bus to where the boys were playing and cheered that game in the afternoon, then took the bus back to where her second game was being played and went out and led her team to the regional championship that night. This will be the one and only time I use this word to describe a women’s basketball player, but on that particular day my mom was a complete badass (although, let’s be honest – she’s a badass every day).

    Following an incredible high school career, my mom was named to the 1977 Indiana All-Star team and was awarded a basketball scholarship to Purdue, where she was twice named team MVP and graduated as both the career scoring leader and the best player in the program’s history. After learning all of this, everything suddenly made so much more sense to me. Throughout my childhood, I often wondered why all my friends’ moms made elaborate meals for dinner and constantly kept their houses clean while my mom would play catch or shoot around with me in the driveway. But now I knew why – my mom was the epitome of a tomboy and while she couldn’t make a casserole to save her life, she had the nastiest fade away I’ve ever seen. And I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

    The reason I bring all this up is not only because Mother’s Day was yesterday, but also because last weekend my mom joined the likes of Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, and John Wooden as she was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Part of my happiness comes from the fact that I’m so proud of her, but a majority of it is derived from the fact that I can now say I lost a game of 1-on-1 to a Hall of Famer instead of saying I lost to my mom. I know most of you would rather have the Navy SEALs break into your house and put a bullet through your eye (USA! USA! USA!) than have to watch women’s basketball, and the truth is that I’m right there with you. But my mom getting inducted into the Hall of Fame is so much more meaningful than just a nice award to commemorate her career as a women’s basketball player. To a lesser extent, it also kind of validates how she raised me. I’m a picky eater because my mom cared more about taking me to Little League practice and taking me to school on the basketball court than she cared about learning how to make food other than grilled meats with mashed potatoes. Conversely, she’s a big reason why I got into basketball and why I became relatively successful at it, which doesn’t sound like much until I think about how many opportunities and experiences the game of basketball has brought to my life. Simply put, I wouldn’t be who I am today if my mom wasn’t as good as she was at basketball, so my hope is that getting inducted into the Hall of Fame can help her understand that even though she doesn’t think she’s a “traditional” mom, I’m proud of her and I wouldn’t have wanted her to raise me any other way. She was a damn good basketball player and she’s a damn good mom. The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

    After our initial game ended with me physically and emotionally in tatters, I never again asked my mom to play me 1-on-1. We did end up playing a few rematches throughout the years, but that was only because she approached me and I reluctantly agreed (if memory serves, she only ever beat me one more time). Anyway, as I look back on how good my mom was at basketball and how mediocre I ended up being, I can’t help but think that I too would’ve been a Hall of Famer if not for the fact that I made the terrible decision of inheriting just as many genes from my dad as I inherited from my mom. Nonetheless, I’ve got my fingers crossed that someday I will also get immortalized and get my name in the Hall of Fame alongside my mom (which will probably only happen if I get filthy rich and donate a bunch of money to the place or if my NBA career survives the rocky start it’s currently off to and eventually pans out). After her ceremony was over last Saturday, I brought up the possibility of this happening. I jokingly said, “Mom, how cool would it be if I made the Hall of Fame too? I bet we’d be the first mother-son duo.”

    She responded: “Well, they put writers in there, so if you get into sports writing, I think you definitely would have a good shot at making it.”

    No, she’s not a typical mom. But that’s why I love her so much.

    Proud To Be An American But Even Prouder To Be Laura Titus’ Son,

    Mark Titus

    Club Trillion Founder


              Le Dalaï Lama est favorable au mariage homosexuel        
    Dans une interview de Larry King, le Dalaï Lama déclare officiellement qu'il est pour le mariage homosexuel. J'espère que maintenant vous commencez à mieux comprendre le rôle que jouent tous les divers chefs religieux dans ce monde. Ces types font tout pour ramener un monde opposé aux saintes lois divines. Dieu a déjà institué des lois auxquelles nous devons nous conformer, dans le but de maintenir l'équilibre de ce monde, mais il existe des antichrist qui s'opposent radicalement à la parole de Dieu. Dieu dit:
    Si un homme couche avec un homme comme on couche avec une femme, ils ont fait tous deux une chose abominable; ils seront punis de mort: leur sang retombera sur eux. (Levitique 20:13)
    Je précise ici que la peine de mort pour les homosexuels est juste pour démontrer à quel point il est abominable aux yeux du Créateur de pratiquer de telles choses, il ne s'agit nullement d'abattre les homosexuels selon la parole de Dieu. La preuve est que les juifs d'aujourd'hui ne lapident pas les criminels, néanmoins, cette parole de la Bible vous permet de comprendre l'horreur que cette pratique représente dans le plan spirituel. Suivez par contre ce que dit le Dalaï Lama dans la vidéo ci-dessous:



    Je précise que beaucoup de personnalités de ce monde font les éloges du Dalaï Lama, il est considéré pour beaucoup comme étant un homme sage et plein de vertus. L'être humain est toujours impressionné par la sagesse de ses semblables, pourtant, il faut discerner les différents types de sagesse, il y a une sagesse qui est divine, tandis qu'il y en a une autre qui est diabolique. Toute sagesse qui s'élève contre la parole de Dieu est diabolique.

    Cette sagesse n'est point celle qui vient d'en haut; mais elle est terrestre, charnelle, diabolique.(Jacques 3:15 )
    Car la sagesse de ce monde est une folie devant Dieu. Aussi est-il écrit: Il prend les sages dans leur ruse. Et encore: Le Seigneur connaît les pensées des sages, Il sait qu'elles sont vaines.(1 Corinthiens 3:19-20)
    Nous constatons donc que la soi-disant sagesse du Dalaï Lama est purement diabolique, voici d'ailleurs ce que la Bible continue d'affirmer par rapport à la sagesse des hommes:

    Se vantant d'être sages, ils sont devenus fous; et ils ont changé la gloire du Dieu incorruptible en images représentant l'homme corruptible, des oiseaux, des quadrupèdes, et des reptiles. C'est pourquoi Dieu les a livrés à l'impureté, selon les convoitises de leurs cœurs; en sorte qu'ils déshonorent eux-mêmes leurs propres corps; eux qui ont changé la vérité de Dieu en mensonge, et qui ont adoré et servi la créature au lieu du Créateur, qui est béni éternellement. Amen! C'est pourquoi Dieu les a livrés à des passions infâmes: car leurs femmes ont changé l'usage naturel en celui qui est contre nature; et de même les hommes, abandonnant l'usage naturel de la femme, se sont enflammés dans leurs désirs les uns pour les autres, commettant homme avec homme des choses infâmes, et recevant en eux-mêmes le salaire que méritait leur égarement. Comme ils ne se sont pas souciés de connaître Dieu, Dieu les a livrés à leur sens réprouvé, pour commettre des choses indignes, étant remplis de toute espèce d'injustice, de méchanceté, de cupidité, de malice; pleins d'envie, de meurtre, de querelle, de ruse, de malignité; rapporteurs, médisants, impies, arrogants, hautains, fanfarons, ingénieux au mal, rebelles à leurs parents, dépourvus d'intelligence, de loyauté, d'affection naturelle, de miséricorde. Et, bien qu'ils connaissent le jugement de Dieu, déclarant dignes de mort ceux qui commettent de telles choses, non seulement ils les font, mais ils approuvent ceux qui les font. (Romains 1:22-32)
    Et puisque j'aime beaucoup les symboles, je vous laisse avec cette photo, on constate que l'emblème des Nazis, la svastika, est un symbole très couramment utilisé au Tibet, dans le Boudhisme et dans plusieurs religions d'Asie. De toute évidence, Hitler et le Dalaï Lama sont des destructeurs de masse, cela ne fait plus aucun doute. Les masques tombent petit à petit, les prophéties bibliques s'accomplissent jour après jour, cela doit vous pousser à vous poser de nombreuses questions sur votre existence sur cette terre.

    La svastika du Dalaï Lama et de Adolf Hitler

    Maranatha!
              Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!        

    The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group.

    It will run September 7 - October 22, 2017, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run September 7 - 14, with opening night on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $36 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 noon.

    Benny & Joon is a delightful world premiere musical based on the beloved offbeat '90s romantic comedy movie. As Joon's sole caretaker, auto mechanic Benny makes sure his eccentric sister lives a comfortable, safe, and predictable life. But when Sam shows up, his off-kilter take on the world-full of classic films, Buster Keaton, and an oddball approach to domestic life-turns everything upside down. With unforgettable characters and a beguiling and tuneful score, Benny & Joon explores what happens when we step out of our comfort zones and take a leap toward love.

    The cast features Andrew Samonsky (Broadway's South Pacific, Scandalous) as Benny, Hannah Elless (Bright Star at the Globe and on Broadway) as Joon, and Bryce Pinkham (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) as Sam, along with Colin Hanlon (Broadway's Falsettos, In Transit) as Mike, January LaVoy (Enron on Broadway, Coraline Off Broadway) as Ruthie, Paolo Montalban (Globe's Allegiance, ABC's Cinderella with Brandy) as Larry, Natalie Toro (Broadway's A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables) as Dr. Cruz and Mrs. Smail, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Disney's Freaky Friday at La Jolla Playhouse) as Waldo and Video Store Owner. Completing the cast as Understudies are San Diego local Katie Whalley Banville (Globe's A Doll's House, Playhouse's Freaky Friday and Escape to Margaritaville) and Jake Millgard (Globe/USD Shiley M.F.A. graduate, Globe's Guys and Dolls).

    The creative team includes Scott Rink (Choreographer), Dane Laffrey (Scenic and Costume Design), R. Lee Kennedy (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations), J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director), Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting), Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager), and Amanda Salmons (Stage Manager).

    "I'm truly excited to open the Globe's 2017-2018 Season with this special new musical," said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "A world premiere based on the delightfully offbeat 1993 MGM film, Benny & Joon centers on something rare in the musical theatre: the bond between siblings. The love between the brother and sister of the title is deep, moving, and real, and it gives this musical a gentleness and sweetness that I find completely captivating. Creators Kirsten Guenther, Nolan Gasser, and Mindi Dickstein have brought to the Globe a memorable and unique show, and my friend Jack Cummings III-who has carved out a unique space in the American theatre with the very human, people-driven stories he tells-brings Benny & Joon a beautiful spontaneity and freshness. The show's score-rich, complex, melodic, and fun-won me over instantly when I first heard it, and I am happy to share this bright new work with San Diego audiences."

    Additional events taking place during the run of Benny & Joon include:

    VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.

    An opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE.

    SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, September 16 following the 2:00 p.m. matinee.

    Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians, and scholars. Subject Matters will ignite discussion, bring the play's concerns into sharp focus, and encourage you to think beyond the stage! FREE.

    POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesday, September 19, Tuesday, September 26, and Wednesday, October 4.

    Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast, crew, and/or Globe staff members. Get the inside story on creating a character and putting together a professional production. FREE.

    Single tickets to Benny & Joon start at $36 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.

    Performances begin on September 7 and continue through October 22, 2017. Performance times: Previews: Thursday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.; and Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Opening night is Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (September 16 - October 22):Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be no performances on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

    Kirsten Guenther (Book) previously lived in Paris, where she worked as a Paris correspondent for USATODAY.com and penned the popular weekly column "The Sexy Expat," about an American journalist trying to navigate and date the French. Her current theatre commissions include The Years Between (T. Fellowship) and the new musical Measure of Success (The Rockefeller Foundation Grant). Ms. Guenther wrote the book and lyrics for Little Miss Fix-It (as seen on NBC) and the book for Mrs. Sharp (Richard Rodgers Award for the Playwrights Horizons workshop starring Jane Krakowski, directed by Michael Greif). She penned the books to Out of My Head (licensed by Steele Spring Stage Rights) and The Cable Car Nymphomaniac (Bay Area Theatre Award nomination). Ms. Guenther is the recipient of a Johnny Mercer Writers Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Lincoln Center Honorarium. She has penned sketches for personalities such as James Franco, Jared Leto, Christopher Walken, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Steve Buscemi, Kathie Lee and Hoda, and others. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from USC and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University.

    Nolan Gasser (Music) is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist. He is most notably the architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project and the company's chief musicologist from its founding in 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford University. His original compositions have been performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, among many others. His theatrical projects beyond Benny & Joon include the opera The Secret Garden, commissioned by San Francisco Opera (2013); the oratorio Repast: An Oratorio on the Life of Booker Wright (2015); and the musical Start Me Up, in development. Dr. Gasser's forthcoming book, Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste, will be released in 2018 (Flatiron Books - Macmillan Publishers). He is also the subject of a documentary for the ESPN FiveThirtyEight series The Collectors entitled "Breaking Music Down to Its Genes" (2015). The film highlights his forthcoming work with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to pilot an algorithm to provide personalized musical therapy for cancer patients. Dr. Gasser's TEDx Talk, "Empowering Your Musical Taste," is available on YouTube.

    Mindi Dickstein (Lyrics) is a lyricist, librettist, and playwright. She wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Little Women (licensed by Music Theatre International, original cast album released by Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records). Her work on Benny & Joon, showcased in the 2016 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival, was developed in part at Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and Transport Group. Her current projects include Snow in August (based on the Pete Hamill novel), which had a developmental reading at Second Stage in June; and Alight Arise Return, developed at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and Lark Play Development Center. Her other musicals include Disney's Toy Story: The Musical, for which she wrote the book; and Trip (Playwrights Horizons Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission), Notes Across a Small Pond (Bridewell Theatre), and Beasts and Saints (Boston Music Theatre Project, ASCAP Foundation Workshop), for which she wrote book and lyrics. Her short play Starving to Death in Midtown was produced worldwide as part of the 2015 Climate Change Theatre Action. Her songs have been performed widely, including at Lincoln Center's Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists. Ms. Dickstein's honors include a Jonathan Larson Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, and two New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowships. She received her M.F.A. from and is currently on the faculty of New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

    Jack Cummings III (Director) is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Transport Group, where he most recently directed William Inge's Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba in rotating repertory. His favorite Transport Group credits include Queen of the Mist by Michael John LaChiusa (world premiere); See Rock City & Other Destinations by Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias (New York premiere); The Audience (conceiver, world premiere); cul-de-sac by John Cariani (world premiere); Normal by Yvonne Adrian, Tom Kochan, and Cheryl Stern (world premiere); Marcy in the Galaxy by Nancy Shayne (world premiere); and Three Days to See (author/conceiver, world premiere); as well as revivals of I Remember Mama; Hello Again; First Lady Suite; Once Upon a Mattress; Almost, Maine; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; The Boys in the Band; All the Way Home; and Our Town. His other New York credits include the world premiere of Terrence McNally's And Away We Go (The Pearl Theatre Company), 1,000 Words Come to Mind by Michele Lowe and Scott Richards (Inner Voices Theatre, world premiere), and Arlington by Polly Pen and Victor Lodato (Inner Voices Theatre, world premiere). His regional credits include I Remember Mama (Two River Theater), A Streetcar Named Desire (Gretna Theatre), Violet and The Young Man from Atlanta (Barksdale Theatre), and The Illusion (Nevada Theatre Company). He received his B.A. in International Relations from William and Mary and his M.F.A. in Directing from University of Virginia. He is married to actress Barbara Walsh.

    Katie Whalley Banville (Understudy) returns to The Old Globe, where she previously worked on A Doll's House. Her recent credits include Disney'sFreaky Friday and the world premiere of Escape to Margaritaville (La Jolla Playhouse). She is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre Company, with credits including Dainty June in Gypsy, April in Company, Parade, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, and Man of La Mancha. Her other regional credits include Louise inGypsy (Craig Noel Award) and Clara in Passion (ion theatre company), Jenny Hill in Big Fish and Gingy in Shrek The Musical (Moonlight Stage Productions), and Andi Lee in 42nd Street (San Diego Musical Theatre). Her choreography credits include Gutenberg! The Musical! (Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company) and A Christmas Carol (Cygnet).

    Hannah Elless (Joon) returns to The Old Globe, where she originated the role of Margo Crawford in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Broadway musicalBright Star. Ms. Elless made her Broadway debut singing "Bless the Lord" in the revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, followed by a very "Neil" turn in the Drama Desk Award-nominated The Other Josh Cohen under the direction of Tony Award winner Ted Sperling. She was most recently seen Off Broadway in Transport Group's Obie Award-winning productions of Picnic, as Millie Owens, and Come Back, Little Sheba, as Marie Buckholder. She can be found this fall on HBO's new television drama "The Deuce." Ms. Elless's film credits include Before Winter, The Lake Effect, and The Over/Under, as well as the upcoming When Mary Met Ally.

    Colin Hanlon (Mike) was in the Falsettos revival, In Transit, and Rent on Broadway. He also played Fiyero in the first national tour of Wicked. He was Adam in The New York premiere of Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman (Vineyard Theatre). Mr. Hanlon was in the original casts of I Love You Because and Edges. He played Pete in the world premiere of The 12 by Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company) and Luke in the regional premiere of Next Fall at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Hanlon's television credits include Steven on the Emmy Award-winning "Modern Family" on ABC, "Difficult People" on Hulu, and "The Sinner" on USA Network. He also starred in and produced "Submissions Only."

    January LaVoy (Ruthie) is makes her Old Globe debut in Benny & Joon. She has appeared on Broadway in Enron and Off Broadway in Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience), Wings (Second Stage Theatre), Coraline (MCC Theater), and Two Trains Running, Home, Funnyhouse of a Negro,and the world premiere of Will Eno's Wakey, Wakey (Signature Theatre Company). Her regional credits include Mattie Campbell in Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark Taper Forum), Kate in Good People (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Isabella in Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Dawn in Lobby Hero, and Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Denver Center Theatre Company), and the world premiere of Native Guard (ALLIANCE THEATRE). Her television credits include "Blue Bloods," "3 lbs.," "Law & Order" (original, "Criminal Intent," and "Special Victims Unit"), and Noelle Ortiz on "One Life to Live". Her voiceover work includes many national commercial campaigns and over 150 audiobooks. Ms. LaVoy has been honored as Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly and has received multiple Audie Awards.

    Jake Millgard (Understudy) was last seen in the Globe's productions of Guys and Dolls, Measure for Measure (Globe for All), Love's Labor's Lost,Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Arms and the Man. He received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program and appeared in their productions of As You Like It, The Seagull, Clybourne Park, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. His New York credits include Sex and Violence, On Campus, and Remembering Kimberly. His regional credits include Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Full Monty (Northern Stage), and Art, The Odd Couple, and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre). He also appeared in the premiere of The Open Road Anthology (Humana Festival of New American Plays). Some of his television and film credits include "Grimm," Pudding Face, Placebo, and Frank and Barry.

    Paolo Montalban (Larry) was last seen at the Globe as Mike Masaoka in the world premiere of Allegiance. He is best known for portraying The Prince opposite Brandy in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (ABC), as well as the series lead Kung Lao in "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" (TNT), which was based on the popular video game. He has appeared on Broadway in Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Emilia Clarke; as Manjiro in Pacific Overtures(Roundabout Theatre Company); and in The King and I. He was most recently seen Off Broadway as Tommie Haw, a stripping Chinese American cowboy, in Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons). His other New York credits include Eglamour in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park) and Claro in The Romance of Magno Rubio (Ma-Yi Theater Company). His regional work includes Arthur in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), the world premiere of Bella (Dallas Theater Center), The King in The King and I (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music (American Conservatory Theater), The Emperor in The Orphan of Zhao (La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater), and Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit Playhouse). Mr. Montalban has played recurring and guest-starring roles on "Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist," "Nurse Jackie," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." His film credits include Just Wright, American Adobo, andThe Great Raid.

    Bryce Pinkham (Sam) is making his Old Globe debut. His Broadway credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles,Holiday Inn, Ghost, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. His favorite television appearances are on PBS's "Mercy Street" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down." He is a frequent collaborator with Outside the Wire, a theatre company that brings social-impact performances to American military audiences around the world. His most recent tours include Kuwait, Qatar, Japan, and Guantanamo Bay. He is a proud Leonore Annenberg Fellow and an enthusiastic graduate of Boston College and Yale School of Drama. Along with Globe M.F.A. alumnus Lucas Caleb Rooney, he co-founded a charity that uses theatrical storytelling to empower at-risk youth in Madagascar and the United States.

    Andrew Samonsky (Benny) has appeared on Broadway as Neville Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kenneth Ormiston in Scandalous, and Lt. Cable in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific, with which he was also seen in the "Live from Lincoln Center" PBS broadcast. Most recently he played Robert Kincaid in the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County. He originated the role of Captain Phoebus in the American premiere ofThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse). Mr. Samonsky was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Frank Russell in the Off Broadway production of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist, and he appeared in the City Center Encores! productions ofFiorello! and Merrily We Roll Along. He has originated the roles of Richard in Somewhere in Time (Portland Center Stage), Beauchamp in Tales of the City(American Conservatory Theater), Joshua in Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse), and Nick in Disney's On the Record (first national tour). He is a soloist with symphonies across the country, including the New York Philharmonic and Boston Pops. His television and film credits include "Elementary," "Guiding Light," The Ceiling Fan, and The Secret Song.

    Natalie Toro (Dr. Cruz, Mrs. Smail) originated the role of Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities on Broadway and won Sarasota Magazine's Best Featured Actress Award in its pre-Broadway run. She was the first American to play the role of Eponine in Les Misérables, and she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of Eva Peron in the 20th anniversary tour of Evita. She originated the role of Sally in Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol and also played Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Grizabella in Cats, and Camila in In the Heights. She has originated roles Off Broadway including La Bruja in The Yellow Brick Road and Ginger in Zombie Prom. Her regional work includes The Bikinis, Zorba, Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers,Frances of Guernica, Everything's Ducky, and The Fix produced by Cameron Macintosh. Ms. Toro is currently a headliner with her one-woman show on major cruise lines around the world. Her CD Natalie Toro includes a duet with Sutton Foster, and her holiday CD Just in Time for Christmas features duets with Ryan Kelly from Celtic Thunder and Grammy Award winner Jon Secada. Ms. Toro's television credits include "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," and "Black Box." She has also performed with numerous symphony orchestras and at Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland.

    Jason SweetTooth Williams (Waldo, Video Store Owner) is making his Old Globe debut with Benny & Joon. He has spent the last year in the new Disney musical Freaky Friday, enjoying runs at La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Alley Theatre, and Signature Theatre Company, where it received its world premiere. He was also recently seen Off Broadway opposite Jackie Hoffman as Prince Dauntless in Transport Group's production of Once Upon a Mattress directed by Jack Cummings III. Mr. Williams is a longtime collaborator of award-winning writer Joe Iconis, having appeared in Iconis's Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (Summer Play Festival/The Public Theater), ReWrite (Urban Stages), and Things to Ruin (album available on Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records). His other favorite theatre credits include Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group), The Trouble with Doug (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), and The Disappearing Man (Musical Theatre Factory). As a writer, Mr. Williams co-wrote the '70s Blaxploitation-inspired action musical Broadway BounTy Hunter, which had its world premiere last summer starring Annie Golden at Barrington Stage Company.

    Scott Rink (Choreographer) choreographed the Off Broadway productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Three Days to See, Queen of the Mist, Hello Again, Being Audrey, Crossing Brooklyn, Songs for a New World, and Normal. Mr. Rink's regional credits include Carnaval de Fuego (Six Flags Elitch Gardens),Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Children's Theatre), Disney's Mulan (Imagination Stage), and Seussical (Wagner College). His commissioned works include dances for Ailey II, ABT II, Oakland Ballet Company, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, The Ailey School, Harvard University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and University of Minnesota, among others. Mr. Rink has created a number of works for his company danceRINK in New York City and abroad. As a dancer, Mr. Rink performed in the companies of Eliot Feld, Elisa Monte, Karole Armitage, and Lar Lubovitch.

    Dane Laffrey (Scenic and Costume Design) previously designed sets for The Old Globe's production of The Few. His Broadway credits include set and costumes for Deaf West's Spring Awakening, set for Fool for Love, and sets for this season's revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square Theatre. His recent Off Broadway credits include sets and/or costumes for Rancho Viejo, Indian Summer, The Christians, and Iowa (Playwrights Horizons),Sell/Buy/Date (Manhattan Theatre Club), Homos, or Everyone in America (LAByrinth Theater Company), Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba (Transport Group), The Harvest (Lincoln Center Theater), The Glory of the World (Brooklyn Academy Of Music's Harvey Theater), Cloud Nine (Atlantic Theater Company), and other work at Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, MCC Theater, Soho Rep., Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Transport Group, and many others. Mr. Laffrey's regional work includes the Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Musicals, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, and others. He has also designed internationally in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka, and throughout Australia. Mr. Laffrey won a 2017 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Set and Costume Design, and he has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and four Henry Hewes Design Awards, along with numerous regional accolades.

    R. Lee Kennedy (Lighting Design) is the resident lighting designer for New York City-based Transport Group, and he has designed their Off Broadway productions of Inge in Rep: Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba; Once Upon a Mattress; Three Days to See; I Remember Mama (Henry Hewes Design Award nomination); Almost, Maine; Queen of the Mist (Hewes nomination); Hello Again; See Rock City (Drama Desk Award nomination); Bury the Dead(Drama Desk nomination); Marcy in the Galaxy; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; Normal; The Audience (Drama Desk nomination); First Lady Suite;Requiem for William; Our Town; and the world premiere play And Away We Go by Terrence McNally, produced by The Pearl Theatre Company. His regional credits include The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award) and The Outgoing Tide (Barrymore nomination) (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Cake Off (Signature Theatre Company), and I Remember Mama (Two River Theater), as well as Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 seasons. Mr. Kennedy has designed national tours of The Secret Garden (Joseph Jefferson Award Citation), Once on This Island, Five Guys Named Moe, and A Grand Night for Singing.

    Kai Harada (Sound Design) designed the Broadway productions of Amélie, Sunday in the Park with George, Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town,First Date, Follies (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), and Million Dollar Quartet. His other credits include Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre), Little Dancer and First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb (The Kennedy Center), Zorro (Moscow, Atlanta), Hinterm Horizont (Berlin), Sweeney Todd and The Pirates of Penzance (Portland Opera), and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). He was also the audio consultant for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

    Michael Starobin (Orchestrations) previously orchestrated In Your Arms at The Old Globe. His credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Freaky Friday, Kid Victory, Falsettos, First Daughter Suite, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Leap of Faith, Queen of the Mist, The People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal (Tony Award), The Glorious Ones, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Assassins (Tony Award), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys and Dolls (1992), My Favorite Year, In Trousers, Once on This Island, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance/Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked, and Von Richthofen. His film credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Goofy Movie, Life with Mikey, Home on the Range, Tangled, Lucky Stiff, and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

    J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director) previously served as music director of The Old Globe's Rain. He recently penned new arrangements for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, currently playing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His select New York credits include Adding Machine, Curtains, First Daughter Suite, The House of Blue Leaves, Iowa, Mary Poppins, We the People, and seven seasons with Lincoln Center Theater. His regional credits include Barrington Stage Company, Hangar Theatre, The Kennedy Center, New York Stage and Film, three national tours for Theatreworks USA, and Two River Theater. He is part of the founding faculty of New Studio on Broadway at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as the Musical Theatre Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and he is music supervisor at Camp Broadway. He is also a composer, lyricist, and writer whose works have been seen Off Broadway. In addition, he is the resident composer for The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in New York and is a recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant.

    Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting) returns to The Old Globe after casting their productions of October Sky and Bright Star (Artios Award nomination). His Broadway and national tour credits include Bright Star, Next Fall (Artios nomination), The Seafarer, Coram Boy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Dirty Dancing, and South Pacific. Off Broadway and regionally he has cast productions for Lincoln Center Theater, Women's Project Theater, New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse Theater (Artios nomination for The Power of Duff), Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angels (Artios Award for Fault Lines), Pasadena Playhouse, Irish Arts Center, Soho Theatre in London, American Theater Group, and New York Musical Festival, among many others.

    Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked on the Globe productions of King Richard II; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; October Sky; Kiss Me, Kate; The Twenty-seventh Man; Bright Star; Dog and Pony; The Winter's Tale; Be a Good Little Widow; Allegiance; A Room with a View; Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show; The Savannah Disputation; Kingdom; and the 2007 Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Nero also worked on the Broadway production of Bright Star and will soon be launching the show's tour. Her selected La Jolla Playhouse credits include Sideways directed by Des McAnuff,Ruined directed by Liesl Tommy, A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Christopher Ashley, and Herringbone directed by Roger Rees and starring BD Wong. Ms. Nero has worked with several prominent regional theatres including The Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Center Theatre Group, Siti Company, Huntington Theatre Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, to name a few. Her other selected credits include Schick Machine (Paul Dresher Ensemble), which toured both nationally and internationally, and Garden of Forbidden Loves and Garden of Deadly Sound (IMAGOmoves), which performed at the International Hungarian Theatre Festival in Cluj, Romania.

    Amanda Salmons (Stage Manager) has previously worked at The Old Globe on King Richard II; The Blameless; Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; October Sky; Macbeth; Rain; The Metromaniacs; Kiss Me, Kate; The White Snake; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Last Goodbye; Globe for All (2014, 2015); the Summer Shakespeare Festival (2011-2013); Somewhere; Lost in Yonkers; I Do! I Do!; and The Price. Her other credits include Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), The Foreigner, miXtape, See How They Run, The Music Man, and The Rivalry (Lamb's Players Theatre), The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, and Trial by Jury (Lyric Opera San Diego), and SummerFest (La Jolla Music Society). She received her B.A. in Theatre from UC San Diego.

    The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre's artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.


              Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage Productions Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD        

    Moonlight Stage Productions presents the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" from August 16 through September 2, 2017. Performances are at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista (northern San Diego County).

    For more information, visit moonlightstage.com.

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    Robert J. Townsend (Joe Gillis)


    Norman Large (Max von Mayerling)


    Valerie Perri (Norma Desmond).


    (left to right) Robert J. Townsend, Valerie Perri, Norman Large.


    Robert J. Townsend and Valerie Perri.


    (standing left to right) Kenneth Gammie (Conductor), Steven Glaudini (Producing Artistic Director), Larry Raben (Director), JD Dumas (Musical Director). (seated left to right) Robert J. Townsend, Valerie Perri, and Norman Large.


              10 Most Unintentionally Terrifying Statues        

    10 most unintentionally terrifying statues


    As anyone who has ever dicked around with Play-Doh knows, sculpting is fucking hard: If you aspire to create anything but crude dongs, the level of planning and technical skill it takes to bring a passable statue into existence is downright insane. With this in mind, you'd assume that talented statue folks use their power to create wonders, which is precisely what some of them do.

    However, there are ... others. Time and time again, we keep bumping into statues that prove that a whole bunch of sculptors are clearly using every single ounce of their talent to troll the world as hard as they possibly can.

    #10. Verity -- Devon, Great Britain

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    If you feel like punching a wall whenever you see the words "modern art," chances are it's because you've seen the works of Damien Hirst. He's the dude behind famous, critically esteemed works such as Isn't That Just a Fucking Shark in a Formaldehyde Tank? and Who the Hell Tries to Sell a Diamond-Covered Fake Skull for $84 Million? As such, he's probably the last person in existence who should be allowed to decorate things like, say, the piers of quaint small towns.
    At least that's what someone must have said a few years ago, because right on cue, a small English town called Ilfracombe stood up and said: "Hey, have you guys noticed that we're a quaint small town? Wouldn't that Damien Hirst dude be the perfect guy to decorate our pier?"
    And that, dear reader, is why the world now has Verity: a giant 2013 sculpture of a half-flayed pregnant woman that looks for all the world like a prop from Hannibal. This 66-foot bronze "allegory for truth and justice" stands facing the sea with a stance that's less "welcome to our little English town" and more "I'm going to punch the very concept of your spleen if you dock." Oh, and it's also brandishing a sword that's as big as the rest of the statue.
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    On a positive note, ain't no one going to invade them by sea in a hurry.

    #9. The Giant Lamp -- Malmo, Sweden

    In the Swedish city of Malmo, there is a light that never goes out. Too bad said light comes in the form of a giant-ass table lamp that switches spots seemingly at will and whispers to passersby in a broken, not-quite-Swedish subliminal language of mayhem:

    "Ia! Ia! R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn bork bork bork!"
    The Giant Lamp of Malmo is a 19-foot inexplicably popular sculpture that tours the squares of the city as the year progresses, only to return to its headquarters at Lilla Torg Square for Christmas. The words "ritual" and "blood" don't feature in the description, but considering that this is a country that habitually pulls a (hopefully mostly Nic Cage-less) Wicker Man with a giant goat sculpture most Christmastimes, it's pretty safe to assume they're heavily implied.

    #8. The Enema Statue -- Zheleznovodsk, Russia

    The Russian town of Zheleznovodsk is famed for its iron-rich mineral springs, and the many wonderful spas that bring this miracle of nature to the people. As such, it was no surprise that the town wanted to honor the source of their wealth with a statue dedicated to the specialty of Zheleznovodsk spa culture: the enema.
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    They used to have a statue of a douche, but it attracted too many pickup artists.
    Shaped as a massive rectal bulb syringe held aloft by Botticcellian cherubs, this bronze sculpture greets the visitors near the gates of the town's largest spa. Sadly, the story doesn't elaborate on whether said spa has had a single visitor since this loving homage was erected.

    #7. Man Hanging Out -- Prague, Czech Republic

    So you're walking the historic streets of Prague, enjoying the fine spring weather, and suddenly your gaze lands on a worrying sight. Holy shit, there's a dude hanging for dear life from a beam that's inexplicably dangling from a rooftop! Uncertain of whether you're witnessing a scene in a James Bond movie or a tragic situation just a few minutes away from ending up as sidewalk splatter, you spring into action and call the authorities.
    A few minutes later, a cop strolls over and gives you an enthusiastic slap over the head. Congratulations! You've just become the 367th person this month alone to let Prague's sculpture of Sigmund Freud fool you.
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    It's called Man Hanging Out, because lame puns are the only thing Prague loves more than scaring people.
    Apart from routinely confusing the shit out of first-time visitors to Prague, Man Hanging Out is a representation of Freud's struggle with his phobias and fear of mortality. It's also the work of famous Czech artist/troll David Cerny, who is rapidly turning into something of a personal nemesis: No matter how I promise myself I'll avoid him this time, his work just keeps popping up every time I do one of these articles. In fact, let's take this thing somewhere there's no way of bumping into his work whatsoever. Say ... Australia.

    #6. The Big Lobster -- Kingston, South Australia

    Aaaaaahhhhh! That is not better at all!
    Australia has the virtual monopoly on creatures that can scar our mental and physical capacities merely by saying "Boo." The thing you may not know is that somewhere down the line the continent apparently just said "screw it" and started building giant effigies for all creatures great and small that may or may not be able to murder them in some manner, up to and very much including pineapples.
    The Big Lobster is the king of said statues. It's a massive construct 59 feet tall, 45 feet wide, and 50 feet long that depicts what is either a lobster or a hitherto unknown kaiju species that Australia has thus far been able to hide from the rest of the world in order to keep luring tourists in, much like Mayor Vaughn did in Jaws.
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    The locals call it Larry, which is Australian for "Sir."

    #5. The Hare -- Nuremberg, Germany

    The last time you and your sweet grandmother visited the cultured city of Nuremberg didn't go quite as planned, as the local "Fountain of Virtue" turned out to be the sort of lactation frenzy most niche porn companies could only hope to deliver. This time, you've decided to play it safe. Apart from strictly PG-rated galleries and churches, your only point of interest is going to be the sculpture made in honor of Grandma's favorite painting, Albrecht Durer's The Young Hare:
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    Awwww.
    There's no way you could go wrong with this one. Sure of yourself, you stop to pat yourself on the back for your choice, letting Grandma limp ahead to the plaza that serves as home to the Hare:
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    Ewwww.
    God dammit, Nuremberg. What did the bunny ever do to you?

    #4. Floralis Generica -- Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Quick: What's worse than a 75-foot steel statue that looks like the doomsday weapon of a Bond villain? That's right, a 75-foot doomsday statue that moves.
    Floralis Generica is a giant 23-meter-tall metal flower/murder beam pedestal that was built and donated to the city of Buenos Aires by architect Eduardo Catalano. Its giant steel petals open and close, depending on the time of day. During the dark hours, the sculpture emits an ominous red light that is supposed to appear comforting, but is clearly just waiting to blast passing superheroes out of the sky.
    Via ChessBase
    If there's not an evil lair under this thing yet, I'm calling dibs.
    The artist says the sculpture "is a synthesis of all the flowers and is both a hope that is reborn every day to open," which we can only assume is the code phrase for opening the door of the giant vault underneath Floralis Generica that controls its death ray.

    #3. Transi de Rene de Chalon -- Bar-le-Duc, France

    When you're visiting a random church in a small village in Northern France, you expect to see the stuff you see in most old churches: crosses, paintings, a few statues of saints ... that sort of thing. That's precisely what you'll see in Bar-le-Duc's Saint-Etienne church. Well, that and a fucking zombie monster, just gleefully hanging about in a place of honor, arm raised to meet the sky like the world's cheesiest Shakespearean actor.
    This statue is the memorial of Rene de Chalon, a 16th century prince, who had a hunch he'd die in his 20s (it was a turbulent time) and made a special request to be depicted this way postmortem. Local history books do their level best to write this off as an artistic choice meant to represent "doing right by God even after death." However, let's be honest here: The dude was a wealthy 20-something -- there's no way this was anything but a particularly inspired trolling idea someone in his entourage came up with at 4 a.m.

    #2. Genghis Khan -- Mongolia

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    Lonesome Dove
    author: Larry McMurtry
    name: Ruth
    average rating: 4.46
    book published: 1985
    rating: 0
    read at:
    date added: 2015/08/13
    shelves: dof-didnotfinish
    review:


              r blog        
    I'm not a fan of Rosie's. I remember her singing show tunes and declaring her love for Tom Cruise on the old show and then something about her sueing or being sued by the publishers of her magazine.

    Then she shows up on The View and is all batshit crazy.

    Now I find
    her blog
    and I'm trying to figure out exactly what would be the correct description. So far I've got Larry King, Prince and a really emo 15 year old. Have to think about it more.
              In Praise of Smart Radio        
    I've mentioned my appreciation of "This American Life one of the best radio shows ever. Another program that is equally great, and perhaps even greater because of the sheer quantity of awesome stuff is AirTalk hosted by Larry Mantle on Pasadena, CA public radio station KPCC.

    I've listened to Larry for years, my recent years away excluded, and I think it is safe to say he is one of the absolutely best interviewers on radio, TV whatever. Although I have my guess, I could not say for certain what Larry's political persuasion is. He really provides a forum for dialogue and although he isn't confrontational, he does have a way of asking probing questions that go beyond the talking points his guests tend to bring with them.

    Added bonus is every Friday the second hour is about movies, usually 30 minutes of interview and 30 of a critics roundtable on the day's new releases.

    Extra added bonus, the show is podcasted now so I never have to miss a show.

    If you want to listen to the same people scream at each other and tell you what to think, this isn't for you. If you want to hear intelligent talk (the station's slogan) try this for a change.
              Macrosoft        
    Jason Matusow, Director of Microsoft’s Shared Source Initiative, is a smart guy. I’ve heard him speak in person. He’s managed to keep his job for a few years while weathering unfriendly crowds and debates with the likes of Larry Lessig. So, clearly, when he says the following, I can only imagine it’s planned FUD: But […]
              Comment on Federal lands in the West: liability or asset? by Larry Hicks        
    Terrible article a classic case of "statistics don't lie- lairs use statistics". Comparing a county with a national park compared to one made up of all rangelands agriculture is not a fare comparison. Apples and Oranges for sure. Also the economics I am sure did not look at the cost to the public to manage those lands. In 2014 dollars alone the FS cost tax payers $44 billion. National Parks also loose money every year and do not generate enough revenue to pay for cost of management.
              Banksy - Better Out Than In        
    For the month of October, Banksy made his residency in NYC and placed street art/performance art all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Coney Island, Queens... Making an awesome scavenger hunt.

    Ludlow St (LES)
    Broadway Makeover - Delancey Street (LES)
    Concrete Confessional - Cooper Union (East Village)
    Twin Towers - Tribeca
    Banksy + Os Gemeos Collaboration - Under the High Line (Chelsea)
    McDonald's - Delancey + Essex (LES)
    Waiting in Vain at the door of the club - Larry Flynt's Hustler Club (Hell's Kitchen)
    Me peering over the crowds at Banksy's latest piece, The Reaper
    The Reaper - Houston St (LES)
    mobile garden truck - Houston St (LES)
    By far, my fav! Sirens of the Lambs - Houston St (LES)
    Lisa with a couple of the Sirens of the lambs


    Wow that was fun.

              amd        

    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (abbreviated AMD; NYSE: AMD) is an American manufacturer of integrated circuits based in Sunnyvale, California. The company was founded in 1969 by a group of former executives from Fairchild Semiconductor, including Jerry Sanders, III, Ed Turney, John Carey, Sven Simonsen, Jack Gifford and three members from Gifford's team, Frank Botte, Jim Giles and Larry Stenger.

    It is the world's second-largest supplier of x86 based processors, AMD is also the world's second largest supplier of graphics cards and GPUs after taking control over ATI in 2006. AMD also owns a 37% share of Spansion, a supplier of non-volatile flash memory.



    AMD Live!

    AMD Live! logo (TM)
    AMD Live! logo (TM)
    Main article: AMD Live!

    AMD LIVE! was originally the name of Advanced Micro Devices' initiative to gather the support of professional musicians and other media producers behind its hardware products. The primary focus of this initiative was the Opteron server- and workstation-class central processing unit.

    AMD subsequently extended AMD LIVE! into a platform marketing initiative focusing the consumer electronics segment.

    AMD LIVE! was first announced on January 4, 2006 officially through press release.


                      

    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (abbreviated AMD; NYSE: AMD) is an American manufacturer of integrated circuits based in Sunnyvale, California. The company was founded in 1969 by a group of former executives from Fairchild Semiconductor, including Jerry Sanders, III, Ed Turney, John Carey, Sven Simonsen, Jack Gifford and three members from Gifford's team, Frank Botte, Jim Giles and Larry Stenger.

    It is the world's second-largest supplier of x86 based processors, AMD is also the world's second largest supplier of graphics cards and GPUs after taking control over ATI in 2006. AMD also owns a 37% share of Spansion, a supplier of non-volatile flash memory.



    AMD Live!

    AMD Live! logo (TM)
    AMD Live! logo (TM)
    Main article: AMD Live!

    AMD LIVE! was originally the name of Advanced Micro Devices' initiative to gather the support of professional musicians and other media producers behind its hardware products. The primary focus of this initiative was the Opteron server- and workstation-class central processing unit.

    AMD subsequently extended AMD LIVE! into a platform marketing initiative focusing the consumer electronics segment.

    AMD LIVE! was first announced on January 4, 2006 officially through press release.

    [edit] AMD Quad FX platform

    Main article: AMD Quad FX platform

    [edit] Geode processors

    Main article: AMD Geode

    In August 2003, AMD also purchased the Geode business (originally the Cyrix MediaGX) from National Semiconductor to augment its existing line of embedded x86 processor products. During the second quarter of 2004, it launched new low-power Geode NX processors based on the K7 Thoroughbred architecture with speeds of 667 MHz and 1 GHz (fanless), and 1.4 GHz (TDP 25W).

    [edit] Pacifica/AMD-V

    AMD's virtualization extension to the 64-bit x86 architecture is named AMD Virtualization (also known by the abbreviation AMD-V), and is sometimes referred to by the code name "Pacifica".

    AMD processors using Socket AM2, Socket S1, and Socket F include AMD Virtualization support. AMD Virtualization is also supported by release two (x2xx series) of the Opteron processors.

    [edit] Production and fabrication

    “ Only real men have fabs. ”

    —Former AMD CEO Jerry Sanders, III, [4]

    AMD produces their own processors in wholly owned semiconductor Fabrication Plants, called "FABs."

    AMD uses a "FAB x" naming convention for their production facilities, where "x" is the number of years that have passed between the founding of AMD and the date the FAB opened.

    At their Fabrication facilities, AMD utilizes a system called Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM). APM is a collection of manufacturing technologies AMD has developed over their history (many of which AMD holds patents for), which are designed to enhance the microprocessor production process, primarily in terms of yield. Much of APM is related to removing the "human equation" from the manufacturing process by isolating in-process wafers in containers that are only exposed to clean room facilities. AMD claims that the technologies that combine to make APM are unique to the industry and make it the foremost semiconductor manufacturer in the world - a fact which is lent some credence by their current agreement with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing based in Singapore. India's first Fab City, a silicon chip manufacturing facility, being setup with an investment of $3 billion by the AMD-SemIndia consortium

    AMD currently has a production agreement with foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing which allows Chartered access to AMD Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM) process technology, in exchange for which Chartered will act as extra production capacity for AMD.

    AMD has planned expansions in their production capacity. In addition to the completion of Fab 36 in Dresden (300 mm 90 nm process SOI), AMD is planning to upgrade Fab 30 (adjacent to Fab 36) in Dresden from 200 mm 90nm process SOI to a 300 mm 65 nm process silicon on insulator|SOI facility and rename it Fab 38, and open a new facility at the Luther Park Technology Campus in Stillwater, New York (likely 300 mm 32 nm process SOI production) between years 2009 to 2010.

    AMD Quad FX platform

    Main article: AMD Quad FX platform

    [edit] Geode processors

    Main article: AMD Geode

    In August 2003, AMD also purchased the Geode business (originally the Cyrix MediaGX) from National Semiconductor to augment its existing line of embedded x86 processor products. During the second quarter of 2004, it launched new low-power Geode NX processors based on the K7 Thoroughbred architecture with speeds of 667 MHz and 1 GHz (fanless), and 1.4 GHz (TDP 25W).


              Kommentar zu Primärtext: Lawrence Block – und Edward Hopper von Alf Mayer        
    Droemer, sagte mir Larry - aber von dort wurde es mir (noch) nicht bestätigt.
              Beauty & The Poppy        
    Every year it is amazing that the transition from blandness in the garden to blooming color takes place so quickly.

    At the beginning of this week when I took Dino out (each morning) I noticed the garden bed was a sea of green with the exception of ONE California Poppy.

    By Friday of this week there were twenty some poppies:


    For awhile though there was just the single flower. In the coming days there will be many many more. And there are some herb plants that will alternately find their way to the surface as well.

    The weather this week has gone through ups and downs, with today being a bit of the down and cooler temperatures. Earlier this week we should have turned the a/c on but opted to enjoy the fresh breezes via the open windows and doors.

    Yesterday we took advantage of the grayness to pick every lemon from our tree. We have several bags of beautiful lemons (we gave a couple of bags to neighbors) and the rest we are taking to the food bank.

    Last post I mentioned some of the books that we had read recently and that we were going to start reading "The Stranger in My Genes" that night.

    We did start that book and we found it to be an incredible story.

    The author, Bill Griffeth is a current anchorman on CNBC and has written other books as well. But for me this one was so intriguing that I read well past our usual nighttime sessions and finished it this week.

    Of course the book has to do with DNA and the amazing results that Bill received and for sure changed his life forever. I have submitted my DNA for testing to three different companies and have experienced nothing like what Bill did. Maybe I had better take another look . . .

    We were so taken with that book, we ordered another similar sounding scenario book and that is "Finding Family" by Richard Hill. And we are part way through that one and are finding it to be as intriguing as the first book.

    Both books detail the genealogical detective efforts that brings satisfaction to the authors and impacts them and their families mostly in positive ways, but at first it did not appear that that would be the case.

    Since we read every night before drifting off we have enjoyed looking forward to each read, some more than others though. With the current two books I have looked forward to the reading session with a lot more anticipation -- and in view of that have pre-ordered a book due to be released the first week of April:  "The Foundling" by Paul Joseph Fronczak.  We hope that it too lives up to the same level of intrigue and interest as the others.


    Sad news to report. This week while doing my usual searching for news about members of our family tree, I uncovered the obituary shown to the left.

    Larry Hart was a shirt-tail relative in that we were not directly related, but related in a way.

    Larry was the nephew of my 1st cousin Gale Hiles' wife, Vivian Hart.

    Larry and I exchanged many emails over a few years and I will miss his insight on tree members and his "take" on life.

    The Hart family was prominent in Wisconsin and many of that branch populate the Hiles Family Tree.

    Larry lived in a variety of places and eventually wound up in Mississippi where his wife still lives.


    I'm not sure how "breaking" it is but spring here in Northern California arrives officially on Monday the 20th of March.

    We have been told that it will be a mixed weather week with more possible rain forecast. We like that, I'll hold off watering the lawn for a few days.

    An amazing tree across the street has gone from buds to blossoms to almost completely leafed out in the last few days -- how much more spring-like can you get.

    Next week I'm sure to have other spring-like results e.g. March Madness results.

    Now, this IS more "breaking news" for me anyway. Amazon Prime is introducing "One-Day" and maybe even "Same-Day" service in our area.
    Since I do order frequently from Amazon, this is very good news.

    I use Amazon to fill in for many items that I used to buy on trips to the various stores within driving range. And sometimes I like to order "jit" or just in time as needed.

    I also use "Google Express" to fill in for items that used to require a visit to a "brick & mortar" store.
    These delivered products are examples of why we hear of so many store closings -- a bunch just this week. And Google Express almost always delivers your items the next day.


    I'm sure enjoying having "WDYTYA" back on TV. It is of course on TLC on Sunday evening.

    We of course record it and watch it when we want to.

    This week features Jennifer Grey, the actress. And it looks to be another very interesting peek into a celebrity's family tree.

    I watched a "sneak preview" of the show on Dick Eastman's blog.


    And lastly,


    I can not imagine having to do "that" (walking to the TV) ever again.

    We do watch a fair amount of TV, it is our primary source of entertainment during the week.

    The remote is an extremely valuable device. Along with the DVR it has revolutionized TV watching for us.

    Growing up -- after we finally got a TV, we did have to walk up to the set and turn a "clunky" dial to change channels and adjust the sound as well with another button.

    At one point (around 7th grade) we lived in an apartment while waiting for our house to be built. There were not enough bedrooms for everyone, so I had to sleep on the couch in the living room.

    The TV was in the living room and after my parents went to bed, I would turn on the TV and watch some of the programs like, "I Led Three Lives" starring Herb Philbrick and others. The problem would be that if I wanted to change the channel, I had to ever-so-carefully ease the channel selector to the next channel because it would make a clunking noise and that would wake my father and that would put an end to TV watching for that night . . .


    That is a bit of our week. See you all, "in a few"!



              Woods named Miss Seven Springs        
    Ten lovely residents of Seven Springs Nursing Home vied for the title Queen of Seven Springs on Tuesday.  Contestants were Diana Graen, Annette Crossman, Sharon Woods, Denise Lewis, Laticia "Tootie" Francis, Della O’Neal, Vicki Vincent, Vera Woods, Jewel Alley and Dorothy Gene Jackson. Ladies were escorted by members of the American Legion Post 64 Honor Guard, Bonnie Tatum, Larry Vandekoven, Ken Day, Charles Kerr and Kenneth Wahlgren.Chamber of Commerce Director Julie [...]
              Lonesome Dove        
    Lonesome Dove
    author: Larry McMurtry
    name: Jinx
    average rating: 4.46
    book published: 1985
    rating: 5
    read at:
    date added: 2012/08/24
    shelves:
    review:
    My all-time favorite!

              2 chihuahua para adoption azure y larry        
    Lindos cachorros beagle macho y hembra para su aprobación tengo estos dulce masculino y femenino cachorros de beagle que están disponibles para adoption.
              ACLU Urges Kansas Supreme Court To Uphold Ruling Over Sex Offender Registry        
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas is urging the Kansas Supreme Court to uphold a judge's finding that the state's criminal offender registry is unconstitutional. The registry includes sex offenders as well as people convicted of certain violent crimes and drug offenses. The ACLU said in a filing yesterday that instead of improving public safety, the registry laws impede offenders from reintegrating into a community. The arguments come in a lawsuit filed by a child molester seeking to have his name removed from the Kansas offender list. Shawnee County Judge Larry Hendricks ruled a law extending his registration requirement was a punishment that couldn't be retroactively enforced under the U.S. Constitution. The National Center for Victims of Crime says upholding the ruling would "profoundly affect" victims.
              Old Grass Gnu Grass 04-29-2017 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

    Big Country Bluegrass- Burn The Barn - Let Them Know Im From Virginia
    Tim OBrien- Little Annie - Where The River Meets The Road
    Ginny Mules- Corn Liquor Instead - Ginny Mules
    KC Groves- Bluebird - Happy Little Trees
    Bluegrass Patriots- Loggin Man - Through The YearsFavorite Songs And Requests
    Karl Shiflett Big Country Show- Why Baby Why - Sho Nuff Country
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    Blue Mafia- With Body Soul - Hanging Tree
    Pert Near Sandstone- Rattlesnake - Discovery Of Honey
    Mac Wiseman- Tis Sweet To Be Remembered feat Alison Krauss - I Sang The Song Life Of The Voice With A Heart
    Antique Persuasion- Youre Gonna Be Sorry Cause You Let Me Down - Dont Forget Me Little Darling Remembering The Carter Family
    Ray Cardwell- Sing It To The World - Tennessee Moon
    Gibson Brothers- Long Time Gone - Brotherhood
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    Mipso- Coming Down The Mountain - Coming Down The Mountain
    Wildfire- Nobodys Love Is Like Mine - Rented Room On Broadway
    Corrina Rose Logston- Soppin The Gravy - Bluegrass Fiddler
    Foghorn Stringband- 90 Miles An Hour - Devil In The Seat
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    Emmylou Harris- Old Five And Dimers Like Me - All I Intended To Be
    Sam Bush- Crossing The Transippi - Howlin At The Moon
    Greg Brown- Hacklebarney Tune - Down In There
    Longview- Seven Year Blues - Longview
    NEW TRADITION- Im Going That Way - DADDY ON HIS KNEES
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    John Reischman The Jaybirds- Lonesome Dove - Field Guide
    Chris Hillman- Dont Let Your Sweet Love Die - Morning Sky
    Sandy Rothman Steve Pottier- Lonesome Road Blues - Bluegrass Guitar Duets
    IIIrd Tyme Out- Grandpas Mandolin - Grandpas Mandolin
    Alison Krauss Union Station- Another Day Another Dollar - Every Time You Say Goodbye
    Ricky Skaggs Tony Rice- Talk About Suffering - Skaggs And Rice
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    Lynwood Lunsford- Kansas City Railroad Blues - Pick Along
    GREAT NORTHERN- Im Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open - Great Northern
    Hazel Dickens Carol Elizabeth Jones Ginny Hawker- Let Me Go - Heart Of A Singer
    Steve Spurgin- Muley Was A Railroad Man - Distant Faces
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    Doc Watson- Country Blues - The Best Of Doc Watson 19641968
    Earl Taylor Jim McCall The Stoney Mountain Boys- Hillbilly Preacher - 24 Bluegrass Favorites
    Stringbean- How Many Biscuits Can You Eat - BarnYard Banjo Pickin Original Starday Records Recordings
    Ralph Stanley- Roll On Buddy - Poor Rambler
    Larry Richardson And The Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton- My Homes Across The Blue Ridge Mountains - Larry Richardson And The Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle
    Fred Smith Red Rector- One Little Word - Songs From The Heart Of The Country
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    Bill Monaroe- Tallahassee - American Traveler
    Del McCoury- Willie Roy - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
    Mac Martin- Faded Rose - 24 Bluegrass Favorites
    Grandpa Jones- Eight More Miles To Louisville - 28 Greatest Hits
    Jim Jesse- Virginia Waltz - Jim Jesse 19521955
    Greenbriar Boys- Darby Ram - Big Apple Bluegrass
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    Flatt Scruggs- Salty Dog Blues - At Carnegie Hall Live
    Flatt Scruggs- Durhams Reel - At Carnegie Hall Live
    Flatt Scruggs- Down The Road - At Carnegie Hall Live
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    JIM EANES- No Need To Be So Lonely - Your Old Standby
    John Duffey- I Havent Got The Right To Love You - Always In Style
    The Dillards- Rainin Here This Mornin - Back Porch Bluegrass


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/80/playlistDate/2017-04-29
              Old Grass Gnu Grass 08-20-2016 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

    Don Stover- Rockwood Deer Chase - Things In Life
    Steve Gulley New Pinnacle- Common Mans Train Of Thought - Aim High
    Kristin Scott Benson- When Fall Comes To New England - Stringworks
    Spook Handy- Hobos Lullaby - Keep The Flame Alive
    Laurie Lewis- Who Will Watch The Home Place - True Stories
    Kristin Scott Benson- Farewell Blues - Stringworks
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    Chain Statin- Long Way Home - Where I Want To Be
    Gibson Brothers- Long Time Gone - Brotherhood
    Irene Kelley- Up In Those Blue Ridge Mountains - These Hills
    Edgar Loudermilk- Trains Cant Turn Around - Georgia Maple
    The Farm Hands- Dig In The Dirt - Dig In The Dirt
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    Yonder Mountain String Band Benny Galloway- Wind Through The Willows - Old Hands
    Del McCoury Band- The New York Trains - Del Woody
    Bonnie The Clydes- Its Gonna Fall - Dear Somebody
    The Earls Of Leicester- Dim Lights Thick Smoke - The Earls Of Leicester
    Newtown- Hard Times - Harlan Road
    - voicebreak -
    Antique Persuasion- Lonesome For You - Dont Forget Me Little Darling Remembering The Carter Family
    Lou Reid Carolina- Roll On - Rollin On
    The Blue Canyon Boys- Riding On That Northbound Train - The Blue Canyon Boys
    Carol Elizabeth Jones Ginny Hawker Hazel Dickens- Old Memories Mean Nothing To Me - Heart Of A Singer
    James King- Silent Partner Called The Blues - These Old Pictures
    - voicebreak -
    Front Range- High Mountain Meadow - The Road Home
    Cherryholmes- Dont Fall In Love - Cherryholmes
    Tom T Hall- Back When The Old Homeplace Was New - Home Grown
    Ricky Skaggs Tony Rice- Talk About Suffering - Skaggs And Rice
    Hot Rize- Money To Burn - Take It Home
    The Lynn Morris Band- New Patches - The Bramble The Rose
    - voicebreak -
    IIIrd Tyme Out- Grandpas Mandolin - Grandpas Mandolin
    Longview- Ive Never Been So Lonesome - Longview
    various Artists- We Live In Two Different Worlds Skaggs Rowen - Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
    The New Tradition- When I Get There - Daddy On His Knees
    Rob Ickes- Mchatties Waltz - The Great Dobro Sessions
    - voicebreak -
    Jim Jesse- Are You Missing Me - Bluegrass And More Vol 1
    Lester Flatt Earl Scruggs- No Doubt About It - Lester Flatt Earl Scruggs 19481959 Vol 4
    Jimmy Martin The Sunny Mountain Boys- Leavin Town - Jimmy Martin 19541974
    The Osborne Brothers- May You Never Be Alone - The Osborne Brothers 19561968 Vol 2
    Don Reno Red Smiley- Im Blue And Lonesome - Reno Smiley 19511959 Vol 4
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    Iris Dement- Letter To Mom - The Way I Should
    Country Gentlemen- He Was A Friend Of Mine - The Early Rebel Recordings 19621971
    Mac Wiseman- Whispering Hope - tis Sweet To Be Remembered Vol 3
    Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys- Will You Be Loving Another Man - The Essential Bill Monroe 19451949
    Red Allen Featuring Frank Wakefield- Deep Elem Blues - The Folkways Years 19641983
    Hylo Brown- Cabin On The Hill - Lovesick And Sorrow 16 Greatest Starday Recordings
    Browns Ferry Four- Ive Got That Old Time Religion In My Heart - Rockin On The Waves
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    The Charles River Valley Boys- The Auctioneer - Bluegrass And Old Timey Music
    Bill Clifton- Dixie Darling - The Early Years 19571958
    Tony Trischka Russ Barenberg Andy Statman John Miller Ken Kosek Lou Martin Pete Wernick- The Old Old House - Country Cooking 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals
    JIM EANES- Border Line - Your Old Standby
    Larry Richardson And The Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton- Golden Slippers - Larry Richardson And The Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle
    Carl Story- Get On Board - My Lord Keeps A Record
    The Stanley Brothers The Clinch Mountain Boys- Too Late To Cry - 19491952


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/80/playlistDate/2016-08-20
              Old Grass Gnu Grass 02-21-2015 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

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    Junior Sisk Ramblers Choice- HonkyTonked To Death - Trouble Follows Me
    KentuckyRose- Dark As The Night Blues As The Day - Rumors And Lies
    Cherryholmes- How Long - Cherryholmes
    Lonesome River Band- Dont Shed No Tears - Turn On A Dime
    BILL EMERSON- Good To Go - BANJO MAN
    Hazel Dickens Carol Elizabeth Jones And Ginny Hawker- Old Memories Mean Nothing To Me - Heart Of A Singer
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    Front Range- Fergus County Jail - Ramblin On My Mind
    Hot Rize- Blue Is Fallin - When Im Free
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    Mike Dowling- Freighttrain Boogie - String Crazy
    Spinney Brothers- Muleskinner Blues - If I Were Your Brother
    Doyle Lawson Quicksilver- Big Eight Wheeler - In Session
    The Bluegrass Album Band- Model Church - Bluegrass AlbumVol 1
    various Artists- Youre Running Wil Joe Val - Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
    Longview- Ive Never Been So Lonesome - Longview
    Jim And Kim Lunsford- Browns Ferry Blues - Out In The Cold World
    - voicebreak -
    Bill Monroe- Uncle Pen - The Music Of Bill Monroe From 1936 To 1994
    Bill Monroe- Soldiers Joy - The Music Of Bill Monroe From 1936 To 1994
    Bill Monroe- Boston Boy - The Music Of Bill Monroe From 1936 To 1994
    Bill Monroe- Jenny Lynn - The Music Of Bill Monroe From 1936 To 1994
    Joe Mullins The Radio Ramblers- Through A Coal Miners Eyes - Another Day From Life
    Rob Ickes Trey Hensley- There Aint No Good Chain Gang - Before The Sun Goes Down
    Robert Earl Keen- Long Black Veil - Happy Prisoner The Bluegrass Sessions Deluxe Edition
    Doc Watson- Southbound - Southbound
    Tony Rice Unit- Blue Railroad Train - Manzanita
    Utah Phillips- Daddy Whats A Train - Good Though
    JD Crowe And The New South- Railroad Lady - My Home Aint In The Hall Of Fame
    Mac Wiseman The Osborne Brothers- Midnight Flyer - The Essential Bluegrass Album
    The Country Gentlemen- Joes Last Train - Joes Last Train
    Bill Boyds Cowboy Ramblers- Way Out There - Saturday Night Rag 193436 Volume 1
    Alison Krauss- Steel Rails - Ive Got That Old Feeling
    Seldom Scene- Pan American - Old Train
    The Nashville Bluegrass Band- Get A Transfer - The Boys Are Back In Town
    Ralph Joe Meadows- Orange Blossom Special - All American Bluegrass
    The Stanley Brothers- Hills Of Roan County - 16 Greatest Hits
    Reno Smiley- Excuse Me I Think Ive Got A Heartache - 16 Greatest Hits
    The Osborne Brothers- Sweethearts Again - The Osborne Brothers Bluegrass Collection
    Jim Jesse- Somebody Loves You Darling - Bluegrass And More Vol 3
    Jimmy Martin- You Dont Know My Mind - Dont Cry To Me
    Larry Sparks- John Deere Tractor - Rebel Records 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass
    Lonesome River Band- Hobo Blues - Carrying The Tradition
    Bill Emerson- Sweet Dixie - Home Of The Red Fox
    Rhonda Vincent- Deepening Snow - My Blue Tears
    Carl Story- Cabin In Glory - Everybody Will Be Happy Original Nashville Recordings
    Bill Clifton- Mid The Green Fields Of Virginia - Lonesome Bluegrass
    Compilation- You Give Me Your Love - I Aint Gonna Work Tomorrow Songs Of The Carter Family
    Compilation- Windy Mountain - 20 Bluegrass Originals Collectors Edition
    Hylo Brown- Hills Of Georgia - Lovesick And Sorrow 16 Greatest Starday Recordings
    Jim Eanes- Your Old Standby - Rebel Records 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass
    Rose Maddox- Each Season Changes You - The One Rose Vol 2


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              Old Grass Gnu Grass 12-20-2014 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

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    Craig Duncan- Sleigh Bells - Smoky Mountain Christmas
    Gentlemen Of Bluegrass- Traveling Kind - Carolina Memories
    Crowe Lawson Williams- Blue Memories - Standing Tall And Tough
    Joe Mullins The Radio Ramblers- Goin Back To My Kentucky Country Home - Another Day From Life
    Hot Rize- Sky Rider - When Im Free
    Larry Sparks- Blue Christmas - Christmas In The Mountains
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    Doyle Lawson Quicksilver- Get On Board - Open Carefully Message Inside
    Junior Sisk Ramblers Choice- Trouble Follows Me - Trouble Follows Me
    Balsam Range- I Spend My Days Below The Ground - Five
    Special Consensus- Wild Montana Skies feat Claire Lynch Rob Ickes - Country Boy A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver
    Lonesome River Band- Her Love Wont Turn On A Dime - Turn On A Dime
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    John McCutcheon- Christmas In The Trenches - Winter Solstice
    Flatt Lonesome- Never Let Me Go - Too
    RICE RICE HILLMAN P- Hard Times - OUT OF THE WOODWORK
    Tony Rice- Let It Ride - Sings Gordon Lightfoot
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    Lynn Morris- Walking The Blues - Mamas Hand
    Old And In The Way- Land Of The Navajo - Old And In The Way
    Doyle Lawson Quicksilver- Back To Tennessee - Merry Christmas From Our House To Your House
    I Draw Slow- The Captain - White Wave Chapel
    Larry Sparks- Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures - Lonesome And Then Some A Classic 50th Celebration
    Head For The Hills- Telluride Song - Robbers Roost
    Tim OBrien- Bah Humbug - Christmas On The Mountain A Bluegrass Christmas
    Pine Island Station- The Hills Of My Home - Call Of The Past
    Dan Crary- Little Drummer Boy - Hiliday Guitar
    Matt Wallace- Lonesome Old Homesick Blues - For A Season
    Pert Near Sandstone- Stagger Lee - The Hardest Part Of Leaving
    Hazel Dickens Carol Elizabeth Jones Ginny Hawker- Forsaken Lover - Heart Of A Singer
    Randall Hylton- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Christmas Guitar
    The Earls Of Leicester- Dim Lights Thick Smoke - The Earls Of Leicester
    Wildwood Valley Boys- When Its Snowin In The Mountains - Christmas In The Mountains
    Bill Clifton- Lonely Heart Blues - The Early Years 19571958
    Jimmy Martin- Dont Give Your Heart To A Rambler - You Dont Know My Mind
    Flatt Scruggs- Ill Never Love Another - Flatt Scruggs The Mercury Series Vol 2
    The Stanley Brothers- Christmastime Is Near - Best Of The Best Of The Stanley Brothers
    Bill Monroe- The First Whipporwill - Bill Monroe 19501958
    Red Allen- Milk Cow Blues - Lonesome And Blue The Complete County Recordings
    Country Cooking- Armadillo Breakdown - Country Cooking 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals
    Del McCoury- Call Collect On Hristmas - My Dixie Home
    Jim Jesse- Just Wondering Why - Best Of The Early Years
    Hylo Brown- Lovesick And Sorrow - Lovesick And Sorrow 16 Greatest Starday Recordings
    Bill Emerson Cliff Waldron- Lonesome Night - The Best Of Emerson Waldron
    The Country Gentlemen- Christmas Time Back Home - Christmas In The Mountains
    Bill Emerson Cliff Waldron- Deep River - The Best Of Emerson Waldron
    Rose Maddox- Uncle Pen - The 50 Best Bluegrass Songs Ever
    Fred Smith Red Rector- One Little Word - Songs From The Heart Of The Country
    Vic Jordan- Snowflake Reel - Pickaway
    Don Reno Red Smiley- Your Love Is Dying - The Very Best Of
    The Stanley Brothers- Youd Better Get Right - Best Of The Best Of The Stanley Brothers
    Doyle Lawson Quicksilver- Merry Christmas From Our House To Your - Merry Christmas From Our House To Your House


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              Old Grass Gnu Grass 12-06-2014 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

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    BYRON BERLINE- B B Rag - Dads Favorites
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    Hot Rize- Burn It Down - When Im Free
    Junior Sisk Ramblers Choice- A Cold Empty Bottle - Trouble Follows Me
    Gentlemen Of Bluegrass- Bluebirds Singing - Carolina Memories
    Pert Near Sandstone- Another Fool - The Hardest Part Of Leaving
    The Earls Of Leicester- Big Black Train - The Earls Of Leicester
    Lonesome River Band- Dont Shed No Tears - Turn On A Dime
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    Head For The Hills- The Creek Has Run Dry - Head For The Hills
    Pine Island Station- Whiskey Before Breakfast - Call Of The Past
    Doyle Lawson Quicksilver- Back To Tennessee - Merry Christmas From Our House To Your House
    Balsam Range- The Futures Not What It Used To Be - Five
    COUNTRY GAZETTE- Huckleberry Hornpipe - Dont Give Up Your Day Job
    Larry Sparks- Im Gonna Sing Sing Sing - Lonesome And Then Some A Classic 50th Celebration
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    Flatt Lonesome- Never Let Me Go - Too
    Crowe Lawson Williams- The Hills Of Roane County - Standing Tall And Tough
    I Draw Slow- Bread And Butter - White Wave Chapel
    Mustered Courage- Towin The Chain - Powerlines
    The Earls Of Leicester- Till The End Of The World Rolls Round - The Earls Of Leicester
    Hazel Dickens Carol Elizabeth Jones And Ginny Hawker- Faded Pressed Rose - Heart Of A Singer
    Wildwood Valley Boys- When Its Snowin In The Mountains - Christmas In The Mountains
    Matt Wallace- Old Man Winter - For A Season
    Joe Mullins The Radio Ramblers- Through A Coal Miners Eyes - Another Day From Life
    Bryan Sutton- Overton Waltz - Into My Own
    Longview- Ive Never Been So Lonesome In My Life - Longview
    BILL EMERSON- Bill Cheatham - BANJO MAN
    The Osborne Brothers- When I Stop Dreaming - Nashville
    Dan Crary- The Little Drummer Boy - Holiday Guitar
    Dr Harlans Amazing Bluegrass Tonic- Face Of The Devil - First Batch
    NEW TRADITION- Just Over In The Gloryland - DADDY ON HIS KNEES
    IIIrd Tyme Out- Dixie Train - Erase The Miles
    Bill Monroe- My Carolina Sunshine Girl - Bill Monroe 19501958
    Doc Watson- Muskrat - The Best Of Doc Watson 19641968
    The Clinch Mountain Boys The Stanley Brothers- Say Wont You Be Mine - The Complete Mercury Recordings
    Jim Watson Mike Craver Tommy Thompson- While The Band Is Playing Dixie - Meeting In The Air
    Don Reno Red Smiley- Howdy Neighbor Howdy - Bluegrass Hits
    Country Gentlemen- Christmas Time Back Home - The Early Rebel Recordings 19621971
    Don Reno Red Smiley- Sweethearts In Heaven - The Very Best Of
    Del McCoury- Youre A Flower In The Wildwood - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
    The Louvin Brothers- In The Pines - A Tiny Broken Heart
    Berline Crary Hickman- BCH Special - Night Run
    Mac Wiseman- Are You Missing Me - Bluegrass Favorites
    Jim Jesse- My Garden Of Love - Jim Jesse 19521955
    Mac Wiseman- Sing Little Birdie - Bluegrass Favorites
    Jim Eanes- No Need To Be So Lonely - Webco Classics Vol 3
    The Charles River Valley Boys- Away Out On The Mountain - Bluegrass And Old Timey Music
    Bill Emerson Cliff Waldron- Who Will Sing For Me - The Best Of Emerson Waldron


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              Old Grass Gnu Grass 10-04-2014 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

    The Wronglers With Jimmie Dale Gilmore- Deep Elum Blues - Heirloom Music
    Flatt Lonesome- So Far - Too
    Larry Sparks- Will You Be Satisfied That Way - Lonesome And Then Some A Classic 50th Celebration
    Balsam Range- Stacking Up The Rocks - Five
    Bryan Sutton- Cumberland Reel - Into My Own
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    Hot Rize- Western Skies - When Im Free
    Joe Mullins The Radio Ramblers- Goin Back To My Kentucky Country Home - Another Day From Life
    Doyle Lawson Quicksilver- Get On Board - Open Carefully Message Inside
    Gentlemen Of Bluegrass- Carolina Memories - Carolina Memories
    Hazel Dickens Carol Elizabeth Jones And Ginny Hawker- Faded Pressed Rose - Heart Of A Singer
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    Crowe Lawson Williams- The Hills Of Roane County - Standing Tall And Tough
    Matt Wallace- Long Gone Baby - For A Season
    Junior Sisk Ramblers Choice- What Am I Doin Hanging Round - Trouble Follows Me
    Cherryholmes- Workin Man Nowhere To Go - Cherryholmes
    BILL EMERSON- Good To Go - BANJO MAN
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    Hot Rize- Blue Is Fallin - When Im Free
    The Osborne Brothers- My Babys Gone - Nashville
    Lynn Morris Band- Red Line To Shady Grove - The Bramble The Rose
    Lynn Morris Band- Heartstrings - The Bramble The Rose
    Compilation- Jimmy Brown The Newsboy - The Very Best Of Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys
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    Pine Island Station- Way Back In The Hills - Call Of The Past
    Mustered Courage- Old Steam Train - Powerlines
    Tony Rice- Bitter Green - Cold On The Shoulder
    Dr Harlans Amazing Bluegrass Tonic- Love Gone South - First Batch
    Tom T Hall- Back When The Old Homeplace Was New - Home Grown
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    I Draw Slow- Dont She Run - White Wave Chapel
    The Bluegrass Album Band- Your Love Is Like A Flower - The Bluegrass Compact Disc Vol2
    IIIrd Tyme Out- Dixie Train - Erase The Miles
    Greensky Bluegrass- Kerosene - If Sorrows Swim
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    Earl Scruggs Lester Flatt The Foggy Mountain Boys- My Little Girl In Tennessee - Flatt Scruggs The Complete Mercury Recordings
    Red Allen- Im On My Way Back To The Old Home - Lonesome And Blue The Complete County Recordings
    Various- Poor Ellen SmithReno Harrell - Country Roots
    Hyko Brown The Timberliners- One Way Train - Hylo Brown 195460
    Curly Fox- Long Lost John - 18 OldTime Country Favorites
    Browns Ferry Four- Everybody Will Be Happy Over There - Fine Singing Of Wonderful Sacred Country Songs
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    Mac Martin The Dixie Travelers- This Ramblers Ramblin - A Dark Starless Night
    Country Gentlemen- Auld Lang Syne - High Lonesome Complete Starday Recordings
    JE Mainer His Mountaineers- Old And In The Way - 20 Old Time Favorites
    The Charles River Valley Boys- The Auctioneer - Bluegrass And Old Timey Music
    Various- Long Journey HomeEarl Taylor Jim McCall - Country Roots
    Country Gentlemen- Nobodys Business - High Lonesome Complete Starday Recordings
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    Various- My Clinch Mountain HomeJames Wall - Country Roots
    Bill Clifton- Just Another Broken Heart - The Early Years 19571958
    Mac Wiseman- Wreck Of The Old 97 - Power Picks 25 Mountain Classics
    Tony Trischka Russ Barenberg Andy Statman John Miller Ken Kosek Lou Martin Pete Wernick- Huckling The Berries - Country Cooking 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals
    The Everly Brothers- Roving Gambler - Songs Our Daddy Taught Us
    The Louvin Brothers- Ill Be All Smiles Tonight - A Tiny Broken Heart
    Bill Monroe His Blue Grass Boys- Blue Yodel No 7 - The Essential Bill Monroe The Monroe Brothers
    The Stanley Brothers The Clinch Mountain Boys- Youd Better Get Right - Stanley Brothers 195358 1959
    Jim Jesse- My Garden Of Love - Jim Jesse 19521955
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              Old Grass Gnu Grass 08-09-2014 with Jack Rummel        
    Playlist:

    COUNTRY GAZETTE- Huckleberry Hornpipe - Dont Give Up Your Day Job
    Dolly Parton- Banks Of The Ohio - Blue Smoke
    Pert Near Sandstone- Old Man At The Mill - The Hardest Part Of Leaving
    Chatham County Line- Any Port In A Storm - Tightrope
    Dr Harlans Amazing Bluegrass Tonic- Biscuits In The Pan - First Batch
    BILL EMERSON- Good To Go - BANJO MAN
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    Red Molly- 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - The Red Album
    Larry Sparks- Dim Lights Thick Smoke - Lonesome And Then SOmeA Classic 50th Celebration
    Sam Bush- Ridin That Bluegrass Train - Laps In Seven
    Matt Wallace- Home In Tennessee - For A Season
    Irene Kelley- Rattlesnake Rattler - Pennsylvania Coal
    Noam Pikelny- Stoney Lonesome feat Mike Bub Stuart Duncan Ronnie McCoury Bryan Sutton - Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe
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    The Railsplitters- Jackson Town - The Railsplitters
    Special Consensus- Wild Montana Skies feat Claire Lynch Rob Ickes - Country Boy A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver
    The Clinch Mountain Boys The Stanley Brothers- I Hear My Savior Calling - The Complete Mercury Recordings
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    The Infamous Stringdusters- Ill Get Away - Let It Go
    Tony Rice- John Hardy - Guitar
    Ricky Skaggs- Lonesome Night - Ancient Tones
    Pine Island Station- Blue In The Blueridge - Call Of The Past
    James Alan Shelton- Road To Columbus - Half Moon Bay
    Paul Williams- When I Step Off That Beautiful Shore - Hard Working Pilgrim
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    Charles Sawtelle- Gonna Paint The Town - Music From Rancho DeVille
    Bryan Sutton- Overton Waltz - Into My Own
    Lynn Morris Band- The Engineers Dont Wave From The Trains Anymore - The Bramble The Rose
    Tony Rice- Cold On The Shoulder - Cold On The Shoulder
    Front Range- Fergus County Jail - Ramblin On My Mind
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    David Grisman- The Cuckoo Bird - Muddy Roads
    IIIrd Tyme Out- Moundsville Pen - Erase The Miles
    Hazel Dickens Carol Elizabeth Jones Ginny Hawker- Not A Word Of That Be Said - Heart Of A Singer
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    The Bluegrass Album Band- Pain In My Heart - The Bluegrass Compact Disc Vol2
    Red Allen- Close By - Keep On Going The Rebel Melodeon Recordings
    Doc Watson- Life Gets Teejus Dont It - Doc Watson On Stage
    Jim Jesse And The Virginia Boys- Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown - Radio Shows
    Jim Jesse And The Virginia Boys- I Cried Again - Radio Shows
    Jim Jesse And The Virginia Boys- I Cant Help Wondering - Radio Shows
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    Country Gentlemen- Legend Of The Rebel Soldier - The Award Winning Country Gentlemen
    Dan Crary- Black Mountain Rag - Bluegrass Guitar
    The Dillards- Dooley - Back Porch Bluegrass
    Flatt Scruggs- Doin My Time - The Best Of Flat And Scruggs The Millennium Colle
    Jimmie Martin- Steppin Stones - You Dont Know My Mind
    Tony Rice- Brown Mountain Light - Plays And Sings Bluegrass
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    Bill Clifton- Dixie Darlin - The Early Years 19571958
    Bill Clifton- The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee - The Early Years 19571958
    Hylo Brown The Timerliners- No Hidin Place Down Here - 20 Gospel Favorites
    Tony Trischka Russ Barenberg Andy Statman John Miller Ken Kosek Lou Martin Pete Wernick- Big Ben - Country Cooking 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals
    Browns Ferry Four- I Feel Like Traveling On - Rockin On The Waves
    Jim Eanes- Budded Roses - Bluegrass Spectacular
    Bill Emerson Cliff Waldron- Early Morning Rain - The Best Of Emerson Waldron


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              Tama Co. Supervisors By Joyce Wiese        
    Tama County Supervisors, Dan Anderson, Kendall Jordan and Larry Vest, approved two utility permits Monday morning, Windstream, along with the Department of Transportation, requested permits for work to be done on Highway 30 east of Tama.
               Cyclone tolerance in New World Arecaceae: biogeographic variation and abiotic natural selection         
    Griffith, M. Patrick, Noblick, Larry R., Dowe, John L., Husby, Chad E., and Calonje, Michael A. (2008) Cyclone tolerance in New World Arecaceae: biogeographic variation and abiotic natural selection. Annals of Botany, 102 (4). pp. 591-598.
              From A Distance A Young Larry Levis Looks Like Burt Reynolds        


              Two Cool, or Not-so-Cool Plants?        
    During a recent visit to Lost Horizons nursery and Larry Davidson's garden, just outside of Acton (yes, this place makes it "worth the drive" at least for me) I was taken somewhat aback by a relatively large plant that I could not recall having seen before.

    After posting a few pics on the GardenWeb perennials forum, I soon discovered it was somewhat of a weed in the southern U.S., Phytolacca americana, the American Pokeweed.









































    While parts of the plant are toxic, it continues to be used in both traditional medicinal and modern pharmacological preparations. In addition, the cooked greens are apparently available commercially in the South. Elvis Presley even recorded a song titled "Polk Salad Annie".

    Another very similar plant in Larry's garden, appears to be P. acinosa (syn. P. esculenta), an
    Asian relative of the American species.














































    In any case, despite the somewhat negative opinion that persists for these plants, I was certainly very impressed by their size and colourful stems and fruits. Hence, "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder".

    Here's to dirt under your nails.

    MPD, the coolplantsguy
              May 18th Newspaper Column        

    This morning we welcome Larry McIntyre to Thursday Morning Conversations. Larry will be talking about SafeRide, a program of the Tavern League of Wisconsin that gets folks safely home after a night out. Please join us for coffee, donuts, and conversation beginning at 10:00.

    We also hope you will make a return visit to the library tonight to see Wisconsin Public Television star Inga Witscher of Around the Farm Table. Inga will be giving a talk and a cooking demonstration – two things you definitely don’t want to miss. All the fun starts at 6:30.


              Cushenbery blasts commissioners        
    When commissioners opened Monday’s meeting for public comment, they probably didn’t know what they were opening themselves up to. Former road and bridge supervisor and ex-county employee Larry Cushenbery had plenty to say about his discontent with hiring decisions in the department. Cushenbery’s manner was calm but intense as he set the stage for what was to come. [MORE]
              Google à 9 ans ...        


    Google fête ses 9ans!

    Et oui! C'est aujourd'hui que Google fête ses 9 ans d'existances.



    Larry Page et Sergey Brin sont les 2 créateurs de Google, Larry Page est né le 26 mars 1973 aux Etats-Unis.
    Par son père ( informaticien brillant ), il grandit dans le monde de l'informatique.

    Comme son père, il obtient le "Bachelor of Science" en ingénierie et informatique dans l'université de Michigan, une des plus réputée (pour l'informatique) aux USA.
    C'est dans l'université de Stanford qu'il rencontre Sergey Brin.

    Sergey Brin est né à Moscou en Août 1973.

    Il émigre avec sa famille dans la silicon valley en 1979.
    En 1993, il obtient le fameux "Bachelor of Science" en mathématiques et informatique dans l'université du Maryland puis réalise un Master en informatique dans l'université de Stanford.

    Pourquoi le nom Google?
    Ce mot vient du terme "googol" qui désigne un chiffre, un 1 suivi de 100 zéros, traduisant l'exaustivité du moteur de recherche.
    "L'informatique au féminin" vous souhaite un joyeux anniversaire.........

              BANG BANG: Durga Chew-Bose        
    [BANG BANG is our week-long look back at 20!!, or "Twenty-bang-bang," or 2011, with contributions from all over aiming to cover all sorts of enthusiasms from film to music to words and beyond.]


    by Durga Chew-Bose

    I’ve been especially preoccupied with women this year. My desktop is a cluttered mess of young Michelle Pfeiffers and Diane Lanes, a spitfire-y Linda Manz, a pouty Tatum O’Neal, Elaine May, Gilda, Sissy and Shelley, Karen Black (multiple times), Cher with Winona, and screengrabs of Gena as Minnie. The young mother in Andrea Arnold’s short film, Wasp, is giving me the finger, Haydée Politoff, her back, Geraldine Chaplin and Monica Vitti seduce, smoke…seduce, and Bibi Andersson is beside herself. Marie-France Posier—who in an eerie way, congeals into "Laura Palmer"—is slouched in a bathtub, moon-eyed and fully-clothed, hair braided and boots dangling over the edge like a child who’s not quite sure how she got there or if she wants to get out.

    I should probably organize all of these pictures. Or at least drag them into a folder. But what’s the fun in that? I enjoy the distraction; their perpetual orbit, the familiarity. The delight of seeing Chiara Mastroianni and remembering the way she says “Ann-Gé-lah Bah-ssette” when ribbing about Emmanuelle Devos’ butt in Desplechin’s Un conte de Noël. Or even now as I write, on the top right corner of my screen, Diane Keaton’s Kay Adams is smiling: red dress and sun hat, she’s listening as Michael tells her to eat her spaghetti while he spins a story about Luca Brasi.


    Barbara Loden’s Wanda aired on TCM in the fall. I watched it twice in a row—the first time completely crushed but immediately devoted; the second time, with a pen and my notebook. I jotted down images and words that drew near in the way some movies—the most pressing ones—appear to come from somewhere itchy inside me. I also copied dialogue; harmless in print, vivid, near wicked on screen. Like how credulously Wanda asks at a dive bar if “[She] can borrow a comb,” or how promptly a patron spots her sitting alone with no money and says, “I’ll take care of this.” I scribbled stuff like “washed-up cheerleader ponytail,” “WOOLWORTH’S parking lot,” “Mabel Longhetti, Rayette Dipesto…” “pincushion top bun, hand resting on forehead as cigarette burns,” “sitting in back of empty bus,” “sits with knees up at movie theater,” “follows instructions!!!” Soon after, I wrote about the film and Loden, and her marriage to Elia Kazan for This Recording.


    At least twice a month this year I watched the same YouTube clip: a 1974 episode of the Dick Cavett Show with guest Lucille Ball. Cavett’s hair looks two days short of a haircut and Lucille is wrapped in a brown Muppet-trimmed jacket. Her legs are crossed away from him, impassive as if sitting at a coffee shop one table over. She turns her torso only slightly to answer his questions, as if saying, “Why are you talking to me?” It’s incredible. But when Cavett recalls the time a Marx brother appeared on her show, Lucille melts. Her eyes roll back as she says his name—“Haaaaaarpo." Pure piety. As Dick sets up the clip, Lucille falls back into her sad clown state, burrowing in her feathers, only to jump at any chance to honor her friend; a "darling man." Mimicking the famous mirror scene in Duck Soup, Lucy, dressed as Harpo, surprises him and matches his every move. Two Harpos. Two distressed top-hats. Two bulb horns. Out-and-out laughs. My face gets mangled with cheer each time.


    Mia Hansen-Løve makes moments on screen that I'd like to elope with. Her 2009 feature, Le père de mes enfants, plucks ornament from the everyday—the way three daughters occupy adult spaces, a father's unexpected helplessness, adolescent agonies, a parent's things—and her follow-up, Un amour de jeunesse, kindly plots the elaborate confusion and spectacle of first love and teenage heartbreak. It screened once at IFC and I made sure to see it.


    Teenagers, especially French girls, are terrifically soulful characters. Like Sandrine Bonnaire's Suzanne or Virginie Ledoyen as Christine in L'eau Froide, they are rash, sneaky, jumpy, and dip into dark bouts of misery or big dopey loves. Hansen-Løve (who too, looks eternally adolescent and slightly anonymous like a face in a found passport photo) perfectly maneuvers teenage girl unrest. Tethered to a boy who leaves her, Camille (Lola Creton) undergoes grueling grief—inexplicably endless when we're young. But before that—and what Hansen-Løve does so well—Romance is breathless, braless, a series of grand gestures and promises that bank on time never ticking. In one scene, Camille and Sullivan are in the country experiencing an afternoon cold war; she upstairs in bed moping, he outside, somewhere. He returns with food and cooks dinner for the two of them. Later, Camille stumbles downstairs and slides into her chair. She has one bite before slowly crawling across the table's bench which separates them and nudges her head into his neck. All is forgotten, for now. The audience knows that this brief moment of peace is bittersweet and that we cannot will it to last longer.

    And finally, here are bits from a November 1993 PREMIERE piece, She’s Done Everything (except direct) by Rachel Abramowitz, about Polly Platt, a woman I truly admire. When she died on July 27th, I read everything I could find on her life.

    "Tonight she seems quite ebullient, charged up by her recent discovery of two young filmmakers from Texas… Bottle Rocket makes her giddy….'If I were young, I’d give up everything -boyfriend, home- and go to Texas and beg these guys to let me work on their movie.'

    …

    "Still, when her ex-husband picks up, all her expansiveness vanishes. She seems to contract into an almost fetal position. Her voice becomes tight, careful. The conversation has a ritualistic quality: all the habits of intimacy, but no longer the trust. She treats him as if he were fragile, thanking him for the flowers he sent her, babying him with the good buzz she’s heard about his latest venture. She tells him about Bottle Rocket. 'It’s in Texas and there’s no Larry McMurtry, but it has a bit of the feel of The Last Picture Show, she says. She asks him to talk to PREMIERE about her. He refuses. 'I’ve been talking all these fucking years about you!' she erupts."

    ...

    "One year later, they packed their meager belongings into a car, along with Platt’s one-eyed dog, Puppy, and set out for L.A., where they soon befriended the auteurs they worshiped. One night, Howard Hawks took the pair out for dinner, along with a beautiful young starlet from Rio Lobo named Sherry Lansing. Toward the end of the meal, Lansing decided to visit the ladies’ room. 'She stood up, and she was gorgeous. And I was not,' says Platt. 'Peter and Howard watched her. She walked to the bathroom, and I remember having Howard on my right and Peter on my left, and their eyes were following her.' As Lansing disappeared from view, Platt recalls, Hawks leaned across her and said, ‘Peter, now that is the kind of girl that you should be with.’ I remember thinking, It’s like I don’t exist.'"

    …

    "One summer while the children were with Bogdanovich, Platt drank seventeen cases of beer and wrote Pretty Baby."

    …

    "After sending other emissaries, Brooks asked her personally to produce Broadcast News, which she did. Her all-around dedication to the project renewed her legend for telling detail. Brooks had wanted Broadcast News’ key color to be red; now he was shooting the schoolyard scene where the young Aaron is getting beaten up. He looked up and saw the woman who fifteen years ago had removed the E from a TEXACO sign; she was down on her knees, painting a red accent line on a staircase. 'If you were putting together a baseball team, this is the person you’d kill for,' says Albert Brooks, who played the adult Aaron. 'She can play any position. She can hit; she can pitch.'"

    …

    "'There are times when I hear Jim talk that I experience something that is so much worse than the jealousy that I felt toward Cybill. I am so envious of his ability to think and express himself that I think I’m going to die. I totally identify with Salieri [in Amadeus], because when he picks up Mozart’s music and starts talking about how brilliant it is, I feel like that’s me. But I don’t have any desire to destroy Jim or Peter or anybody.'"



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    Durga Chew-Bose is a writer living in Brooklyn. She twitters here and tumbls here.

              Viewing Log #84: So rid of all your stories [9/9/11 - 9/18/11]        
    by Ryland Walker Knight

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    • Breaking Bad Season 1, [Vince Gilligan, 2008] So far, I'm a fan of the farcical elements that sharpen the edges of the drama and elevate the show past one of the stupidest (or most roll-your-eyes) pitches you can imagine. Oh, a failed chemist now teaches high school and has cancer and, get this, to pay for his chemo he starts selling the purest crystal meth ever thanks to his skills in and knowledge of chemistry? Yeah, that sounds like a party—when does it air? That train of thought is why I never watched. But my friend told me it was funny, actually, and since the first three seasons are all on Netflix Instant at present I thought I'd give it a shot. Turns out she was right and I was wrong! It's not dumb, it's funny. But it's dark, a black comedy. However, I can imagine things only get heavier as Walter White turns into more of a heavy. For now, I'm enjoying all the play on that line we draw between right and wrong, legal and not, good and evil. Plus, it's about money in the late oughts and that's bonus points right there.

    • Drive [N.W.Refn, 2011] # I gave it a second chance and I'm still unimpressed. It simply doesn't add up. For a while, after I read the Sallis book a couple times, I thought it might be interesting to write an article all about adaptation using this as an intriguing example (as part of the pitch, too, I'll be honest). But the adaptation's strengths are lost in the haze of what Refn's after, which I think can be simplified to one of the weirdest ways to say, "I love you," to his wife (1). Even disregarding that mostly useless extrapolation of projection-as-interpretation, the object itself is rather basic, though pretty, and altogether empty—a film of integers arrayed, not added up, instead of the matrix of significance it seems to pose as in all those extra beats and drawn out googly eyes scenes. That is, there are a lot of "symbols" that don't add up to any kind of meaning. The most interesting motif—the satin scorpio jacket—is ruined, near the close, with that line of dialog that acts like a "looky here!" instead of letting the images and editing reinforce that the jacket is his armor, what keeps him alive, if not a second skin. He's not wearing it at all times, but when he's not wearing it, he's holding it across an arm. Or he's draping it on the kid, which is both an everyday gesture (keep the kid warm) and a gesture of protection (shielding the boy) (2). After all (spoiler), our "real hero" is stabbed in the gut while he's wearing this "trademark" and he doesn't die; that gratuitous act of violence just bloodies him, and the festishistic camera glides up his stoic face to reify this guy as alone, like so many "heroes" before. What Danny calls soulless, I call boring. I might even call it rote. But I must cop to the fact that I spent a lot of time anticipating the movie, and gabbing with my friends about it afterwards, but more in SF than Cannes because I felt I had to explain myself a lot more. Point is, there's obviously things there (Refn knows how to compose shots, if not film action) if it spawned this many words, this many hours of thinking and talking. Thing is, I still want more to warrant it all.

    • The Driver [Walter Hill, 1978] # Hoberman called it schematic in his review of the Refn picture. I think it's great. My favorite scene might be the one where he trashes their orange Benz to prove his skills behind the wheel. And Isabelle Adjani is super hot. Total score. I've got "deeper thoughts" but this is all you get here.

    • Curb Your Enthusiasm "Larry vs Michael J. Fox" [Alec Berg, 2011 "Thank God he didn't hand you his dick, you know what I mean? He coulda been shaking and shook that dick up, hand you the dick and the dick shot sperm in your face." Finally, a few truly great Leon moments and lines. And what an amazing guest spot: so awesome MJF can make fun of himself like that. And what about that "Paris" set? Priceless.
    • Curb Your Enthusiasm "Mister Softee" [Larry Charles, 2011] A weaker link, but, granted, this one had some good Leon moments, too, to spice up the rather "predictable" convergence of threads.

    • Contagion [Steven Soderbergh, 2011] American movie of the year? Maybe. Truly digital, truly D-G capitalism-as-schizophrenia, truly mosaic. A cheap shot of a human villain in Law, but it's the filmmaking (moviemaking? it's digital, after all...) that elevates the often obvious script. That and the actors. But more later. UPDATE: Here's more.

    • The Runaways [Floria Sigismondi, 2011] It starts well, with all that messy sex stuff and Michael Shannon doing something flamboyant instead of all nervous everywhere, but it sure hits a wall when they get famous and it tries to slow down to get serious as if those two things were dependent on one another. Was really ready for this to join Whip It as this fall's grrl movie I have a place for in my heart but this one just isn't that one.

    the man
    —The real star of the picture

    (1) Refn basically said as much to Durga during their interview.

    (2) Cambomb gave me this reading.

              Viewing Log #83: Moving daze [9/1/11 - 9/8/11]        

    by Ryland Walker Knight

    Hide your eyes!No peeking!

    My summer travels are long gone, crowding the rearview like a bus. I'm back in San Francisco, working, writing, slowly piecing together some more moving images. Not as much fun as galavanting around Europe. But not awful. Truth is, I have a good life. In fact, I missed it quite a bit while I was gone. I did not miss writing the viewing log, but I know of at least one friend (and a certain mom) who did miss reading them/me. So I think I'll start it up again. That said, I've been reading more than watching movies. But I still watch movies. In fact, there's a number I should watch sooner than later. But there's also a ton I won't fret pushing down the line. Especially during a stretch like this when the US Open's going (starting and stopping and starting as it has) and there's all kinds of drama right there along those baselines (not to mention the weather report). But I'll stop boring you with this intro that's only yet another stalling tactic. The important thing is that I cannot recall all I watched since Cannes so I'm starting over since the beginning of this month. So, working backwards as ever, let's count from ten down to zero.

    • The Mechanic [Simon West, 2011] West is a pretty lousy action director, forever chopping up things in useless/pointless ways that are obnoxious in their advertising gleam more than any spatial misrepresentation. He gets space fine, as some killings make perfect sense in living room geometry, but he's bad with bodies. Too often we see a body as one limb or another and only for a second. It's not surprising that the big stunt (the fall off the building) is the only time you see Jason Statham and Ben Foster's whole bodies moving through a space; it's annoying that the shots are so fisheyed and seesawing between their perspectives, but props for shooting the fall as their POVs; it's a good stunt, sure, but it's so clearly staged that any verve you get from seeing these dudes do their own stunt is lost in a fit of sped-up frame rates shot on super fast film stock. And yet, these guys are, as the saying goes, "compulsively watchable." I like seeing Statham clench his jaw and shoot guns. I'm looking forward to another Expendables installment. And I like Ben Foster's ability to project hurt in his angry way through roles. I'll always watch him play a psycho.
    • How Do You Know [James L. Brooks, 2010] # Flipped over during the rain delay in the Fed-Tsonga match. The scene with the newborn and the proposal is unbeatable. Lenny Venito is the man.

    • Bridesmaids [Paul Feig, 2011] # Went to the Castro, which was packed with single ladies and gay boys in pairs and quartets all over the auditorium, and had a blast. It definitely tapers, but it is so fun with an audience. More on Wiig and McCarthy soon.

    • War of the Worlds [Steve, 2005] # This is how you make action scenes. The first 70 minutes of this movie are maybe flawless. Or, those contain some truly/typical visionary stuff from good old Steve. Why does nobody talk about how great his master shots are? Because even simple one-take shots/scenes are awesome, like after the lightning when Tom goes through the living room, flipping the light switch and trying the cell phone and tapping his stopped-dead watch, all handheld without shakes and without a cut. Every camera movement is justified in a Spielberg set piece. It's crazy how rigorous and off-handed he can be. Too bad so much of this one stinks.

    • Louie "Niece" [Louis CK, 2011] # Hard to follow the Afghanistan episode, so it kind of makes sense to go all serious in this one. Yet another stranger teaching Louie-Louis how he's gotta go with the world, and be in it, instead of only approaching it from outside. But this one was a deep cut since it revolves around a young girl getting abandoned. Still, loving this season. Duh.

    • Monkey Business [Howard Hawks, 1952] # Rivette said it better but this movie's interest in where we place intelligence is basically a punchline to the entire search for the bone that is the movie we saw just before...
    • Bringing Up Baby [Howard Hawks, 1938] # ...which is just about as good as it gets in terms of zany, fast-as-a-nail-gun screwball ping ponging of plot and characters. Plus all that Cavell stuff. I've said it before. Look it up.

    • Curb Your Enthusiasm "Car Periscope" [David Mandel, 2011] Not quite as laugh out loud funny for me as the prior week's "Bi Sexual" but still pretty great. This season definitely seems more bound up in the clever concepts Larry's dreamt up rather than an arc as the last two seasons showed. Basically I want as much Leon as I can get and I'm barely getting any.

    • The Awful Truth [Leo McCarey, 1937] # The best. Without a doubt. Okay maybe a little doubt. In any case, there are few movies as fun and smart at the same time. Never hurts to see it with an appreciative crowd and two great friends, either.


              Ocala Open Forum – Wednesday, May 5, 2010        
    Ocala Open Forum for Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – Hosted by Larry Whitler and Robin MacBlane
              Immigration Showdown! Obama vs. Sheriff Joe Hearing Set        

    Monday morning. 9:30 am. Washington, D.C. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his attorney Larry Klayman will face off in a Preliminary Injunction hearing in D.C.’s U.S. District Court. Arpaio filed suit on December 6th, citing that President Obama’s plan to grant Amnesty to 4.7 million illegal immigrants as a violation of the Constitution. Upon filing the […]

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              Obama Sued over Amnesty Plans        

    Joining forces with notorious Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, public interest attorney Larry Klayman has filed suit against President Obama to halt his immigration plans. The case, Arpaio v Obama (14-cv-1966), was filed by Klayman in Washington, D.C. Obama announced on November 20th that under his own authority, he would grant amnesty to 4.7 million illegal […]

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              Justice for Larry Jackson, Jr        
    Dear fellow faculty members and members of the UT community: The national conversation about police violence that has followed in the wake of the protests in Ferguson, MO has important ramifications here in Austin, TX. As many of you know, in July of 2013, Larry Jackson, Jr. an unarmed African-American man, was shot and killed … Continue reading
              Google Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Brave New World        
    Google’s Larry Page addressed the recent conference for the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences, and in his presentation he revealed what many of us had suspected or already knew from some of our friends who are employees within the company: researchers in Google are working upon developing Artificial Intelligence (aka “AI”). During […]
              Schmelzel, Larry        
    Larry D. Schmelzel, 83, of New Plymouth, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Funeral Home: Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel
              Episode 394 – LAV Glock 19        
    Recently I acquired a Larry Vickers Glock 19. So this episode starts with a review of it and then some discussion on competition shooting and the election results. Links and Show Notes: Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, tracking code “Paul Lathrop” or 15625 Concealment Solutions Affiliate Link, coupon code SDRN will get you 10% discount! […]
              Answer by Larry Sarlo        
    Hand written letters and a phone call. Best way.. post cards and direct mail are a waste and so are sales letters! If you do any of those you must follow up with a phone call, just call them! and send out a hand note. Best way! Good Luck Larry
              #MemeOfTheWeek: Obama, Trudeau And Peña Nieto As The Three Amigos         
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RolAQMtUjMY There are plenty of iconic trios — Larry, Curly and Mo. Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb. Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle.Add President Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto to that list. This week at the North American Leaders Summit, the presidents of the U.S., Canada and Mexico became a full-fledged meme of beautiful, albeit awkward, proportions: the #3Amigos.The comparisons were perhaps inevitable. As far as politicians go, the three are all fairly attractive men and they seem to like each other. And they set themselves up with a few moments that were just ripe for Internet playfulness.There was the full-bodied strut past walls of flags earlier this week.And then, of course, the awkward handshake.But, how can anyone actually pull off a three-way handshake smoothly?And there were other moments of bromance, with Obama and Trudeau laughing and joking in the Canadian Parliament, and the crowd gathered there even chanting "Four More Years!" as
              A God Centered Ministry        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A God Centered Ministry
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/9/2017
    Bible: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              A Church Defined by the Gospel        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Church Defined by the Gospel
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/2/2017
    Bible: 1 Thessalonians 1
    Length: 52 min. (64kbps)
              God's Righteous Judgement and Merciful Rescue        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: God's Righteous Judgement and Merciful Rescue
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/2/2017
    Bible: Genesis 19
    Length: 52 min. (64kbps)
              Standing Before the Judge of All the Earth        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Standing Before the Judge of All the Earth
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/26/2017
    Bible: Genesis 18:16-33
    Length: 49 min. (64kbps)
              Dining with the Lord of Wonders        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Dining with the Lord of Wonders
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/19/2017
    Bible: Genesis 18:1-15
    Length: 53 min. (64kbps)
              God's Promise and Our Responsibility        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: God's Promise and Our Responsibility
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/12/2017
    Bible: Genesis 17
    Length: 57 min. (64kbps)
              Learning to Wait for God's Promise        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Learning to Wait for God's Promise
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/5/2017
    Length: 42 min. (64kbps)
              Faith Counted as Righteousness        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Faith Counted as Righteousness
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/26/2017
    Bible: Genesis 15
    Length: 50 min. (64kbps)
              The Soldier's Battle        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Soldier's Battle
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/19/2017
    Bible: Genesis 14
    Length: 46 min. (64kbps)
              At the Crossroads of Faith and Sight        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: At the Crossroads of Faith and Sight
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/12/2017
    Bible: Genesis 13
    Length: 47 min. (64kbps)
              When Faith Falters        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: When Faith Falters
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/5/2017
    Bible: Genesis 12:10-20
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              Visible Faith        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Visible Faith
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/29/2017
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              Created with a purpose        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Created with a purpose
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/15/2017
    Bible: Psalm 139:13-18
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              Know Who You Are        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Know Who You Are
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/22/2017
    Bible: Genesis 11:1-9
    Length: 45 min. (64kbps)
              A Commitment and Call to Glorify the Lord        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Commitment and Call to Glorify the Lord
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/1/2017
    Bible: Psalm 34:1-3
    Length: 46 min. (64kbps)
              The Lord, Our Champion        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Lord, Our Champion
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/8/2017
    Bible: Psalm 34:4-10
    Length: 36 min. (64kbps)
              O, Immanuel        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: O, Immanuel
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 12/11/2016
    Bible: Isaiah 7:18-8:8
    Length: 46 min. (64kbps)
              Salvation in Immanuel        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Salvation in Immanuel
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 12/18/2016
    Bible: Isaiah 8:9-22
    Length: 53 min. (64kbps)
              A Kingdom for the Righteous        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Kingdom for the Righteous
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 11/27/2016
    Bible: Matthew 25:31-46
    Length: 42 min. (64kbps)
              A Kingdom for the Faithful        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Kingdom for the Faithful
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 11/20/2016
    Bible: Matthew 25:14-30
    Length: 48 min. (64kbps)
              A Kingdom for the Watchful        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Kingdom for the Watchful
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 11/13/2016
    Bible: Matthew 25:1-13
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              The Economy of God's Kingdom        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Economy of God's Kingdom
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 11/6/2016
    Bible: Mark 10:17-31
    Length: 58 min. (64kbps)
              Soli Deo Gloria: To God's Glory Alone        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Soli Deo Gloria: To God's Glory Alone
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/30/2016
    Bible: Romans 16:25-27
    Length: 51 min. (64kbps)
              Sola Gratia: Grace Alone        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Sola Gratia: Grace Alone
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/23/2016
    Bible: Ephesians 2:1-10
    Length: 44 min. (64kbps)
              Sola Fide: By Faith Alone        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Sola Fide: By Faith Alone
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/16/2016
    Bible: Romans 1:16-17
    Length: 49 min. (64kbps)
              Solus Christus: In Christ Alone        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Solus Christus: In Christ Alone
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/9/2016
    Bible: Colossians 2:8-15
    Length: 42 min. (64kbps)
              The Power of the King        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Power of the King
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 9/11/2016
    Bible: Mark 3:22-30
    Length: 51 min. (64kbps)
              The Glorious City of God        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Glorious City of God
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 9/4/2016
    Bible: Psalm 87
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              The Successful Sinner and the Suffering Saint        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Successful Sinner and the Suffering Saint
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/21/2016
    Bible: Psalm 73:1-20
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              A New Season of Hope        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A New Season of Hope
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 9/25/2016
    Bible: Lamentations 3:1-24
    Length: 43 min. (64kbps)
              A Kingdom of Life        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Kingdom of Life
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 9/18/2016
    Bible: John 3:1-8
    Length: 48 min. (64kbps)
              O God, Make Haste        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: O God, Make Haste
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/7/2016
    Bible: Psalm 70
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              From Terror to Trust        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: From Terror to Trust
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/31/2016
    Bible: Psalm 56
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              Our Fallen Heroes        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Our Fallen Heroes
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/3/2016
    Bible: Genesis 9:18-29
    Length: 32 min. (64kbps)
              God's Covenant of Peace        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: God's Covenant of Peace
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/26/2016
    Bible: Genesis 8:13-9:17
    Length: 36 min. (64kbps)
              Waiting on the God Who Remembers        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Waiting on the God Who Remembers
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/19/2016
    Bible: Genesis 8:1-12
    Length: 32 min. (64kbps)
              When the Waters Prevail        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: When the Waters Prevail
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/12/2016
    Bible: Genesis 7:1-24
    Length: 32 min. (64kbps)
              God's Beacon        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: God's Beacon
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/5/2016
    Bible: Genesis 6:1-22
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              A Legacy of Faith        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Legacy of Faith
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/29/2016
    Bible: Deuteronomy 6:1-9
    Length: 35 min. (64kbps)
              A Plan For Growth and Expansion        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Plan For Growth and Expansion
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/22/2016
    Bible: Isaiah 54:1-3
    Length: 42 min. (64kbps)
              When Is The Kingdom Coming        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: When Is The Kingdom Coming
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/15/2016
    Bible: Luke 17:20-37
    Length: 38 min. (64kbps)
              A Spiritual Rescue Mission        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: A Spiritual Rescue Mission
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/8/2016
    Bible: James 5:19-20
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              The Prayer of the Righteous        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Prayer of the Righteous
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/1/2016
    Bible: James 5:13-18
    Length: 43 min. (64kbps)
              Radical Truth Telling        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Radical Truth Telling
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/24/2016
    Bible: James 5:12
    Length: 33 min. (64kbps)
              Until The Lord Comes        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Until The Lord Comes
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/17/2016
    Bible: James 5:7-11
    Length: 46 min. (64kbps)
              Blinded By Money        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Blinded By Money
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/10/2016
    Bible: James 5:1-6
    Length: 36 min. (64kbps)
              If The Lord Wills        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: If The Lord Wills
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/3/2016
    Bible: James 4:13-17
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Resurrection Seeing and Believing        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Resurrection Seeing and Believing
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/27/2016
    Bible: John 20:1-18
    Length: 36 min. (64kbps)
              The Death of The King        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Death of The King
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/20/2016
    Bible: John 19:17-37
    Length: 43 min. (64kbps)
              Behold Your King        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Behold Your King
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/13/2016
    Bible: John 19:1-16
    Length: 35 min. (64kbps)
              Demands of the Kingdom Road        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Demands of the Kingdom Road
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/6/2016
    Bible: Luke 9:57-62
    Length: 29 min. (64kbps)
              Who Are You to Judge        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Who Are You to Judge
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/21/2016
    Bible: James 4:11-12
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Repentance        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Repentance
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/14/2016
    Bible: James 4:7-10
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Conflict Resolution        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Conflict Resolution
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 2/7/2016
    Bible: James 4:1-6
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              Wisdom from Above        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Wisdom from Above
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/31/2016
    Bible: James 3:13-18
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Your Words and Your Heart        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Your Words and Your Heart
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/24/2016
    Bible: James 3:1-12
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              The Value of Human Life        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Value of Human Life
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/17/2016
    Bible: Job 31:13-15
    Length: 36 min. (64kbps)
              The Gospel of the Kingdom        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Gospel of the Kingdom
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 1/10/2016
    Bible: Mark 1:14-15
    Length: 32 min. (64kbps)
              The Word Became Flesh        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Word Became Flesh
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 12/20/2015
    Bible: John 1:14
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              The Greatness of Jesus        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Greatness of Jesus
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 12/13/2015
    Bible: Luke 1:26-33
    Length: 36 min. (64kbps)
              Faith Perfected        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Faith Perfected
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 12/6/2015
    Bible: James 2:21-26
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Faith Works        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Faith Works
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 11/29/2015
    Bible: James 2:14-20
    Length: 34 min. (64kbps)
              The King's Law        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The King's Law
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 11/22/2015
    Bible: James 2:8-13
    Length: 44 min. (64kbps)
              How to Persevere Under Trial        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: How to Persevere Under Trial
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/25/2015
    Bible: James 1:13-18
    Length: 46 min. (64kbps)
              Something Worth Boasting About        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Something Worth Boasting About
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/18/2015
    Bible: James 1:9-12
    Length: 42 min. (64kbps)
              In the Crucible of Suffering        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: In the Crucible of Suffering
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/11/2015
    Bible: James 1:1-8
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              When Death Reigned        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: When Death Reigned
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 10/4/2015
    Bible: Genesis 5
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              The Conqueror        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Conqueror
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 9/27/2015
    Bible: Genesis 4:17-26
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              Finding hope in paradise lost        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Finding hope in paradise lost
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 9/13/2015
    Bible: Genesis 3:14-24
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Beware of the Serpent's Schemes        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Beware of the Serpent's Schemes
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/30/2015
    Bible: Genesis 3:1-7
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              The Man and His Wife        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Man and His Wife
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/23/2015
    Bible: Genesis 2:18-25
    Length: 38 min. (64kbps)
              In the Garden        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: In the Garden
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/16/2015
    Bible: Genesis 2:4-17
    Length: 38 min. (64kbps)
              The Seventh Day        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Seventh Day
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/9/2015
    Bible: Genesis 2:1-3
    Length: 35 min. (64kbps)
              The Crown of Creation        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Crown of Creation
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/2/2015
    Bible: Genesis 1:26-31
    Length: 38 min. (64kbps)
              In Six Days        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: In Six Days
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/26/2015
    Bible: Genesis 1:3-31
    Length: 43 min. (64kbps)
              God Created        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: God Created
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/19/2015
    Bible: Genesis 1:1-2
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Questions of Unbelief        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Questions of Unbelief
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/12/2015
    Bible: Nahum 3
    Length: 41 min. (64kbps)
              Good News and Bad News        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Good News and Bad News
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/28/2015
    Bible: Nahum 1:9-15
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              I am Aganst You        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: I am Aganst You
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 7/5/2015
    Bible: Nahum 2
    Length: 32 min. (64kbps)
              The Lord Our Warrior        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Lord Our Warrior
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/14/2015
    Bible: Nahum 1:1-8
    Length: 42 min. (64kbps)
              Love Your Enemies        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Love Your Enemies
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 6/7/2015
    Bible: Jonah 4
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              The Mercy of the Almighty        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Mercy of the Almighty
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/31/2015
    Bible: Jonah 3
    Length: 39 min. (64kbps)
              Salvation is from the Lord        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Salvation is from the Lord
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/24/2015
    Bible: Jonah 1:17-2:10
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              When Rebels Run        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: When Rebels Run
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/17/2015
    Bible: Jonah 1:1-16
    Length: 44 min. (64kbps)
              Wednesday Night 05132015        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Wednesday Night 05132015
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/13/2015
    Length: 27 min. (64kbps)
              Nothing but a jar of Oil        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Nothing but a jar of Oil
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/10/2015
    Bible: 2 Kings 4:1-7
    Length: 37 min. (64kbps)
              Wednesday Night 05-06-2015        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Wednesday Night 05-06-2015
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/6/2015
    Length: 33 min. (64kbps)
              The Prayer of a Peaceful Heart        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: The Prayer of a Peaceful Heart
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 5/3/2015
    Bible: Psalm 4
    Length: 43 min. (64kbps)
              Wednesday Night 04-29-2015        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Wednesday Night 04-29-2015
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/29/2015
    Length: 34 min. (64kbps)
              Responding to the Risen and Exalted Lord        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Responding to the Risen and Exalted Lord
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/26/2015
    Bible: Luke 24:50-53
    Length: 38 min. (64kbps)
              Revolutionized by the Resurrection        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Revolutionized by the Resurrection
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/19/2015
    Bible: Luke 24:36-49
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              Revived by the Resurrected Lord        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Revived by the Resurrected Lord
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/12/2015
    Bible: Luke 24:13-35
    Length: 38 min. (64kbps)
              Transformed by the Resurrection        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: Transformed by the Resurrection
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 4/5/2015
    Bible: Luke 24:1-12
    Length: 34 min. (64kbps)
              When Jesus Died        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: When Jesus Died
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/29/2015
    Bible: Luke 23:44-49
    Length: 40 min. (64kbps)
              At Calvary        
    A new MP3 sermon from Cedar Grove Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

    Title: At Calvary
    Speaker: Larry Sowders Jr.
    Broadcaster: Cedar Grove Baptist Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 3/22/2015
    Bible: Luke 23:33-43
    Length: 43 min. (64kbps)
              Comment on IMG_2859 by Jack        
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              SWIS has been granted the Office 365 Education license        
    Microsoft is committed to make key online software available to schools, both students and faculty. Larry Nelson from Microsoft highlighted this vision during his recent visit to SWIS.
              8 Critical Things Every Personality Needs To Know About PPM        
    As a student of marketing and media, I believe that inspiration and insight can come from anywhere. Over the years, I have personally programmed, consulted or advised multiple formats. And although I work mostly with contemporary formats like Rhythmic, Top 40, Hip-Hop, Urban, Hot AC, Urban AC and Inspirational, I’ve always had a special affinity for the Country format.

    I’m not sure what I find most compelling about Country. It could be the “story-telling” that I hear in the format’s hit songs, the amazing “story-telling” capabilities of country’s top personalities (other personalities take note) or the values and passions promoted by the format (other programmer’s take note).

    Maybe, it’s all of the above (or just the fact that my dad had an eclectic record collection).

    But one thing I know for sure is, every time that I’ve had the opportunity to talk or interact with Country programming legends like Ed Salamon, Larry Daniels or Jaye Albright, I immediately see how “best practices” in one format can be modified for or applied to another.

    In radio, some things are universal - regardless of format – and Country consultant Jaye Albright clearly demonstrates this idea as she reveals “8 Critical Things Every Personality Needs To Know About PPM.” Here they are:

    1. No matter what anyone says, there are no experts yet. It's too early. We're all still trying to figure it out.

    2. PPM loves music, so your greatest risk of audience loss is opening the microphone. Relevance and engagement are the name of the game. Content must consistently connect.

    3. It's almost impossible to make the average listener spend any more time per occasion. Teasing a list of artists 'coming up,' is ineffective. Create events and ride the wave when they gain traction to increase the number of times your most loyal listeners tune to you.

    4. There is no such thing as exclusive cume. Fortunately, your cume is much larger than you ever thought it was, based on recall measurement.

    5. PPM metrics replicate the behaviors we see in music research, streaming audio audience flow, MediaEKG and other forms of behavioral research data on radio usage. The more you live with the data, the more it looks like reality. For example, you'll know when one of your heavy user households goes away, leaves town on vacation for two weeks.

    6. The quality of the sample is a concern, of course, but, due to panel management, it appears to be better and more consistent than the randomness of the diary samples, which are getting worse and worse due to the growth of cell phone only homes.

    7. The transmitter may be on the air but if the encoder isn't working, you are functionally off the air. Ditto with your stream and HD side channels too. Some extra meters to read during your shift.

    8. You have twice as many competitors for your listeners time as the diary led you to believe. On the other side of the same coin, you get sampling from many more other stations than we previously thought.

    Thanks for sharing your tips, Jaye! More from Jaye here.

    Geometric Insight: I couldn’t agree with Jaye more. In today’s competitive environment, I tell the personalities all the time that they must evolve into authentic, engaging, multi-media brands now to remain relevant to listeners/users in the future and beyond. Under the PPM, every aspect of your on-air presentation has to be more compelling and seamless each time you open the mic. Everything is an event! And you must create “appointment listening” programming opportunities (read: events) on your station or show to encourage repeat tune-in vertically, along with increased horizontal (day-to-day) tune-in, to move the ratings needle in a PPM world. Let’s be real, you can only stretch time-spent-listening (TSL), or average-time-exposed (ATE), so far as “time-squeezed” listeners encounter more daily distractions amid a plethora of media choices and marketing noise. Are you PPM savvy - and ready?
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 08-08-2017         
    Playlist:

    Madeleine Peyroux Donny McCaslin Ben Monder Craig Taborn Eric Harland Larry Grenadier- Meet Charlie Parker Chans Overture - The Passion Of Charlie Parker
    Charlie Parker- Embraceable You - The Complete Savoy Dial Master Takes
    Townes Van Zandt- Mr Mudd And Mr Gold - High Low And In Between
    Ani DiFranco- Sasquatch - Binary
    Julia Holter- Vasquez - In The Same Room
    Ride- Cali - Weather Diaries
    Syd Barrett- Octopus - The Madcap Laughs
    The Magnetic Fields- 92 Weird Diseases - 50 Song Memoir
    The Velvet Underground- Ocean - The Complete Matrix Tapes
    The Fall- An Older Lover Etc - Slates
    Spiritualized- The Twelve Steps - Let It Come Down
    Townes Van Zandt- Waitin Around To Die - For The Sake Of The Song
    Various Artists- Shirley Johnson As The Years Go Passing By - Woman Of Blue Chicago
    Greg Brown- Eugene - The Evening Call
    Rahim Alhaj- Letter 8 Voices To Remember Zainab - Letters From Iraq Oud And String Quintet
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe- Take My Hand Precious Lord - Every Time I Feel The Spirit
    SheDevils- Hey Boy - SheDevils
    Roy Haynes Quartet- Moonray - Out Of The Afternoon
    Various Artists- Gotan Project Epoca - DaNang Surplus IndoChine
    Drifters- Bip Bam - Atlantic Records Story
    The Bothy Band- Do You Love An Apple - 1975
    Pickwick- In Time - LoveJoys
    Timber Timbre- Skin Tone - Sincerely Future Pollution
    MICHEL PETRUCCIANI- Home - SOLO LIVE
    MICHEL PETRUCCIANI- Home - SOLO LIVE


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/20/playlistDate/2017-08-08
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-07-2017 with Erin Stereo        
    Playlist:

    Debbie Hines- Get Off Your Butt - Get Off Your Butt
    Mitzi Ross- Man Hunt - Man Hunt
    Jamaica Girls- Need Somebody New Larry Levan Mix - Need Somebody New Single
    Candi Staton- When You Wake Up Tomorrow - Candi Staton The Album
    - voicebreak -
    Blackie Jackson- Shoppin For Clothes - Shoppin For Clothes
    Esperanza Spalding- Smile Like That - Radio Music Society Deluxe
    Afternoons In Stereo- Tinto Brass - Leaves Of Brass
    - voicebreak -
    Retrofette- I Dont Mind - I Dont Mind Single
    The Presets- If I Know You - Apocalypso
    Blackie Jackson- Im So Tired - Shoppin For Clothes
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    The Rugbys- Rockin All Over Again - Hot Cargo
    Boyd Bennett His Rockets- Right Around The Corner Original King Records Recording - Rockin Up A Storm Original King Records Recordings
    The Mighty Marvelows- Im So Confused - Im Without A Girl
    Eddie Bo- Fare Thee Well - Fare Thee Well
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    Rubedo- Choose Trust - Love Is The Answer
    Purity Ring- Heartsigh - Another Eternity
    The Chemical Brothers- The Pills Wont Help You Now - We Are The Night
    Buck 65- The Beatific - Situation
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    Mux Mool- Six Am - Implied Lines
    Koloto- Life In Clay - Life In Clay Single
    Ryksopp- Triumphant - The Understanding
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    Zigmat- Whisper - Sounds Of Machines
    Those Darlins- That Man - Blur The Line
    You Me Apollo- December Sun - Sweet Honey
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    Kptn Peng Die Tentakel Von Delphi- Neue Freunde - Das Nullte Kapitel
    JERU THE DAMAJA- Scientifical Madness - WRATH OF THE MATH
    Ceschi- Same Old Love Song Feat 2Mex Awol One - Same Old Love Song
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    Stacy Kidd- Let Love Enter - Let Love Enter 12 Inch
    Mighty Dub Katz- Magic Carpet Ride Original - Magic Carpet Ride 07
    Antranig Jose Nunez- Are You Ready - Are You Ready Single
    FFreaka- Tamba Baby - Latin House
    Jam Funk- Please Yourself - Oceans 11 Wmc 2013 Sampler
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    Thunderball- Pop The Trunk - Declassified Remixes
    Alix Perez- Numbers feat Benabu - DrumBassArena 2017
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    Koop- Soul For Rehab - Waltz For Koop Alternative Takes
    Sharon Jones The DapKings- She Aint A Child No More - I Learned The Hard Way Bonus Version
    Lords Of Acid- Am I Sexy - Lords Of Acid
    Amy Winehouse- Amy Amy Amy - Frank


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-24-2017 with Haley Hodgkins        
    Playlist:

    Waiwan- Hindsight - Distraction
    Furry Lewis- When My Baby Left Me - Shake Em On Down
    Kurt Vile- Girl Called Alex - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
    Shirley Nanette- Never Coming Back - Truth Soul Presents Shirley Nanette Never Coming Back
    Little Simz- Backseat - Backseat Single
    Alexandria- Riot - Cut Of Cloth
    St Paul The Broken Bones- Ill Be Your Woman - Sea Of Noise
    Larry T And The Family- Im Moving On - Im Moving On
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    Reggie Andrews And The Fellowship- Mystic Beauty - Mystic Beauty
    Delroy Edwards- Down 4 Tha 3rd Time Bobby Caldwell - Slowed Down Funk Vol 2 Hate Is Beneath Me
    Charlotte Dos Santos- Red Clay - Red Clay Single
    Midnite- Breathing Scrolls - Ainshant Maps
    Smino- Anita - Blkswn
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    Unbuttoned- Hysteria - Minute Lasting EP
    SiR- W Boi - Top Dawg Entertainment
    Michael White- The Blessing Song - Pneuma
    NAO- Apple Cherry - February 15 EP
    New Order- Age Of Consent - Power Corruption Lies
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    Bearcubs- Underwaterfall - Underwaterfall EP
    6th Burough Project- Planets - The Revenge
    Amadou Et Mariam- Bofou Safou - Amadou Et Mariam
    TaKu- Love Again feat JMSN Sango - Songs To Make Up To
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    K Frimpong And His Cubano Fiestas- Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu - AfroRock Vol 1
    Moonchild- The Things You Do feat Russell Ferrante - Be Free
    John Taylor Trio- White Magic - Decipher
    Teebs- Youve Changed - Ardour
    Silk Rhodes- Pains - Silk Rhodes
    Soul II Soul- Everywhere - Volume Iii Just Right
    Kari Faux- Supplier - Lost En Los Angeles
    Menahan Street Band- Make The Road By Walking - Make The Road By Walking
    Julie Byrne- Natural Blue - Not Even Happiness
    Belle And Sebastian- Asleep On A Sunbeam - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
    Floating Points- Elaenia - Elaenia
    The Hamilton Movement- Shes Gone - Shes Gone
    Sweet Mixture- House Of Fun And Love - House Of Fun And Love
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    Alicia Myers- I Want To Thank You - Back To Back
    Moodymann- The Thief That Stole My Sad Days Ya Blessin Me - Forevernevermore
    Mac DeMarco- Still Beating - This Old Dog


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 03-20-2017 with Bob Cosmo        
    Playlist:

    Curta- Bouncy House - Replica
    Teebs- Holiday feat Jonti - E S T A R A
    Church Fire- Trash Time - Pussy Blood
    Baseck- Excel - Erisfall EP
    Four Tet- 0181 - 0181
    Height Keech- Bring Your Soul To The Function - Talk Singer
    Ed Balloon- Pink Walls - Yellow 20Somethings
    Casiotone For The Painfully Alone- White Jetta - Vs Children
    Teebs- NY Pt 2 feat Prefuse 73 - E S T A R A
    The Gaslamp Killer- Gaslamp And Heliocentrics - Helio Gk
    Larry Harlow- Gracia Divina - La Herencia
    Botany- Au Revoir with Milo - Dimming Awe The Light Is Raw
    Odd Nosdam- Untitled One - Burner
    4734- Master Of Deception - SkyRider


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-15-2016 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    Jurassic 5- How We Get Along Intro - Quality Control
    Olmeca- Browning Of Amrica - Brown Is Beautiful
    Los De Abajo- SON DE LA LIBERACION - Los De Abajo
    Sargento Garcia- Los Desaparecidos - Sin Fronteras
    Manu Chao- Mentira - Clandestino
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    Lloyd Reese And The Solid Rock Chorus- The Beatitudes - Peace Be
    The Lost Generation- This Is The Lost Generation Instrumental - Young Tough And Terrible
    Neville Brothers- Hercules - Treacherous A History Of The Neville Brothers
    Bootsy Collins- Id Rather Be With You - Stretchin Out In Bootsys Rubber Band
    Mtume- Juicy Fruit Fruity Instrumental Mix - Juicy Fruit Deluxe Edition
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    Prince- Do Me Baby - Controversy
    Deadline- Age 2001 - 12
    Timex Social Club- Thinkin About Ya - 12
    Fat Larrys Band- Cant Keep My Hands To Myself - Fat Larrys Band Greatest Hits
    Whodini- One Love Instrumental - 12
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    The Younger Generation- We Rap More Mellow Micro Version - We Rap More Mellow
    Mos Def- Next Universe - Soundbombing 2
    Brand Nubian- Word Is Bond - Everything Is Everything
    Bahamadia- Uknowhowwedu - Kollage
    Krsone- A Friend - I Got Next
    Styles P Styles Pharoahe Monch- The Life - A Gangster And A Gentleman
    The High And Mighty- BBoy Document 99 Instrumental - 12
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    Alliance Ethnik- Honesty And Jalousie - 12
    Incognito- Good Love CJs RnB Mix - 12
    Amber Sunshower- Running Song - The Great White Hype Music From The Motion Picture
    Venus Malone- I Realize - Pretty On The Inside
    Neneh Cherry- Trouble Man - Man
    Micranots- Heat Instrumental - 12
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    Blind Sonny Terry- It Takes A Chain Gang Man - Red River
    Willie Nelson- Sitting In Limbo - Countryman
    Hollie Cook- Tiger Balm - Twice
    KyMani Marley- Destructive Love Affair - Maestro
    Prince Far I- Anambra Dub - Dubwise
    Treva Whateva- Dedicated Vip - Musics Made Of Memories
    Cherrystones- The Broken Clock - 12
    CamEra- Comfort To The Moon Moon Buggy Mix - 12
    RJD2- Someones Second Kiss - Since We Last Spoke
    Boom Bip- From Left To Right - From Left To Right EP
    Lindstrm- Pesto Og Kolera Brennan Green Saucey Version - Feedelity Remixed Vol 1
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    Bent- Comin Back Reverso 68 Remix - Late Night Sessions
    CassSlide- The Italian Job - 12
    Everything But The Girl- Missing Todd Terry Club Mix - In The Name Of Pride
    The Saint- All Your Love - Grown Folk Music
    Neil Landstrumm- Mask Of Musk - Lord For 39
    Public Enemy- Corplantationopoly - Man Plans God Laughs
    Saul Williams- Roach Eggs - MartyrLoserKing
    Charles Bradley- God Bless America - Changes
    Charles Bradley- Good To Be Back Home - Changes
    Betty Wright- Tonight Is The Night - The Essentials Betty Wright
    The Whole Darn Family- Seven Minutes Of Funk - The Whole Darn Family Has Arrived


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 03-31-2016 with Adam Taylor        
    Playlist:

    Gary Clark Jr- Bright Lights Live - Gary Clark Jr Live
    Hot Iqs- Firecracker - An Argument Between The Brain And Feet
    6 String Drag- Sylvia - Roots Rock N Roll
    Baaba Maal- Fulani Rock - The Traveller
    Charles Bradley- Changes - Changes
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    Built To Spill- All Our Songs - Untethered Moon
    Bombino- Akhar Zaman - Azel
    Xavier Rudd The United Nations- Come People - Nanna
    Beck- Go It ALone - Guero
    Gogol Bordello- TransContinental Hustle - TransContinental Hustle
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    Fela Kuti- Water No Get Enemy - The Best Of The Black President
    Jones- Hoops - Hoops EP
    Adrian Younge- Magic Music feat Raphael Saadiq - Something About April II
    Kasey Chambers- Bittersweet feat Bernard Fanning - Bittersweet
    Andrew Bird- Oh No - Noble Beast
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    The Band Of Heathens- Shotgun - Sunday Morning Record
    Larry Jon Wilson- Ohoopee River Bottomland - Country Funk 19691975
    Brian Wilson- Heroes Villains - SMiLE
    Thao The Get Down Stay Down- Train In Vain - The Feeling Kind EP
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    Karsh Kale- Up - Up
    DriveBy Truckers- Gravitys Gone - Its Great To Be Alive
    DriveBy Truckers- Three Dimes Down - Its Great To Be Alive
    Miike Snow- Genghis Khan - Iii
    Tom Hiddleston And The Saddle Spring Boys- Move It On Over - I Saw The Light Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    John Grant- Disappointing - Grey Tickles Black Pressure
    Ryan Adams- Bad Blood - 1989
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    Mobb Deep Featuring Lil Kim- Quiet Storm Remix feat Lil Kim - Murda Muzik
    Flying Lotus- R2 Where R U - Star Wars Headspace
    A Tribe Called Quest- Can I Kick It - Peoples Instinctive Travels The Paths Of Rhythm
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    Loretta Lynn- Everything It Takes feat Elvis Costello - Full Circle
    Tedeschi Trucks Band- Let Me Get By - Let Me Get By


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 11-12-2015 with Joel Davis        
    Playlist:

    Divine Styler- The Next - Spiral Walls Containing Autumns Of L
    Superhuman Happiness- Super 8 - Escape Velocity
    La Bronze- Formidable En Arabe Stromae - Formidable En Arabe stromae
    Smoove- African Mailman Smoove Remix - DJ Maestro Presents Little Girl Blue Remixed
    Heiss- 8431 Miles feat Jackson Whalan And Falu - The Black Swan Theory Vol 2 Selected By Joel Davis
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    LaBrassBanda- Tecno - Europa In Dub
    Various Artists- Shaft - Studio One Funk
    Roots Manuva- Dont Breathe Out - Bleeds
    Ilhan Ersahin- Sooth Me - East2West
    Francois Virot- 3 - Unreleased 2008 2010
    The Polyversal Souls- Love In Outer Space - Invisible Joy
    Alan Watts- Fingernail Poem - This Is It
    DJ Krush- Living In The Future feat Tha BOSS - Butterfly Effect
    Les 54321- Bond Street - Sushi 3003
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    Sambanzo- Etiopia - Daora Underground Sounds Of Urban Brasil HipHop Beats Afro Dub Deluxe Edition
    Corrina Repp- Set Fire - The Pattern Of Electricity
    Yo La Tengo- False Alarm - ElectrOPura
    Populous- Vu feat Clap Clap Larry Gus Remix - Night Safari Remixed
    Illa J- Perfect Game - Illa J
    Nicola Cruz- La Cosecha - Prender El Alma
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    La Mecanica Popular- Mtame En La Tormenta - Noche Triler Single
    Omar Souleyman- Bahdeni Nami Legowelt Remix - Bahdeni Nami
    TWO DOLLAR GUITAR- Green Room - WEAK BEATSLAMEASS RHYME
    Minutemen- Theatre Is The Life Of You - Double Nickels On The Dime
    Boogat- Los Tabarnakos - NeoReconquista
    Lord Invader- Rum And Coke Andres Digital MashUp - Andres Digital Presents Sonidero Tropical
    Srikalogy- New Paradigm - New Paradigm
    Kamasi Washington- The Rhythm Changes - The Epic
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    Singers Players- Kunta Kinte Dub - Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics
    Ancient Astronauts- Surfing The Silvatide feat Bajka Dday One Remix - Themes From Tomorrowland
    Ursula 1000- The Shadow Of Your Smile feat Puddles Pity Party - Voyeur
    Hot Chip- Huarache Lights - Huarache Lights Soulwax Remix Single
    Ibibio Sound Machine- Talking Fish Titeknots Remix - Remixed EP
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    Prince Fatty- Final Stage Dub feat Earl 16 - Mad Professor Meets Prince Fatty In The Clone Theory
    Radio Citizen- Shores - The Night The City
    Baba Zula Mad Professor- Gerekli Seyler Dub - Duble Oryantal
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    St Germain- Mary L - St Germain
    Makaya McCraven Junius Paul Justefan- Slightest Right - In The Moment
    Dexter Story- Eastern Prayer feat Nia Andrews - Wondem
    Filastine- Gendjer2 Copyflex Remix - Looted
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    Khruangbin- Mr White - The Universe Smiles Upon You


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-07-2015 with Barry Roark        
    Playlist:

    Michelle Shocked- Cant Take My Dub - Deep Natural
    Can- Flow Motion Air Liquide Mix - Sacrilege
    Ty Segall- Whos Producing You - Manipulator
    Stereolab- Margerine Rock - Margerine Eclipse
    Nick Waterhouse- Dead Room - Holly
    Red Baraat- Zindabad feat Mandeep Sethi - Gaadi Of Truth
    Sounds From The Ground- Sharpline - Alchemy
    Micky Y Los Tonys- Jabon De Azufre - Algo Salvaje
    The Shins- Those To Come - Chutes Too Narrow
    Jacuzzi Boys- Guillotine - Jacuzzi Boys
    ItchyO- Larrys Romp - Burn The Navigator
    Compilation- Red Shoes By The Drugstore - Step Right Up The Songs Of Tom Waits
    Jim White Vs The Packway Handle Band- Sinner - Take It Like A Man
    Rocket Juice The Moon- Chop Up - Rocket Juice The Moon
    Adrian Younge Souls Of Mischief- Miriam Got A Mickey - There Is Only Now
    Horse Feathers- Thousand - So It Is With Us
    Danny Michel The Garifuna Collective- This Is What Is - Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
    JayJay Johanson- Celebrate The Wonders - Opium
    Sonic Youth- Lights Out - Rather Ripped
    Neil Young Promise Of The Real- Monsanto Years - The Monsanto Years
    Lady Lamb The Beekeeper- Dear Arkansas Daughter - After
    Johnny Bertram Golden Bicycles- The Fever - Neon City
    Fort Knox Five- Whatcha Gonna Do feat Mustafa Akbar - Pressurize The Cabin
    Compilation- If Music Could Talk - The Sandinista Project
    John Beltran- Heaven And Earth - Sun Gypsy
    Bill Lloyd- The Sound Of The Sinners - The Sandinista Project
    The Babysitters- Dancers Dont Go - Split Seams
    Hatrick Penry- American Dream - Hatrick Penry
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    Juliana Hatfield- Houseboy - Gold Stars 1992 2002
    Adrian Sherwood- Home Sweet Home - Becoming A Cliche
    Bill Callahan- Summer Painter - Dream River
    Dennis Bovell- Itous Dubwize - Glitterbeat Dubs Versions I
    Yo La Tengo- From A Motel 6 Live Acoustic - Extra Painful
    Yo La Tengo- Sudden Organ Demo - Extra Painful
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    DJ Harry- Send In The Clowns - Collision
    Charlie Haden Jim Hall- Bemsha Swing - Charlie Haden Jim Hall Live From Montreal International Jazz Festival Canada 1990
    Huffamoose- Inspirational Song - I Wanna Be Your Pants
    Behold The Profit- The Machine Rolls On - Behold The Profit
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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 04-03-2015 with 99 & Barry        
    Playlist:

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    Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra- Empty Words - Wndelu
    Red Baraat- Crown Of Spades - Gaadi Of Truth
    Invisible System- Melkam Kehonelish If That Is What You Want feat Mahmoud Ahmed - Roots N Dub Vs Beats N Trances
    Camper Van Beethoven- Militia Song - New Roman Times
    Make A Rising- Bradfords Big Boatride Beyond The Dawn - Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel
    Mike Patton- Il Cupo Dolore - A Perfect Place Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Cambodian Space Project- Whiskey Cambodia - Whiskey Cambodia
    Mark Gergis- Message To The Age Of Twenty - Radio Vietnam
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    Messer Chups- Harlem Nocturne - Church Of Reverb
    LEnsemble Ray- La Grande Ritournelle - Les Contrepoints Cardinaux
    Pardon KimuraDrummers- Japanese Bush Warbler - GEP Good Enough Pocket
    Colleen- Captain Of None - Captain Of None
    Tony MasonCox- Hitting The Bottom - Songs In The Key Of Z Vol 3 The Curious Universe Of Outsider Music
    Delia Derbyshire Anthony Newley- Moogies Bloogies - Moogies Bloogies Single
    Vakula Planet Lindela- 10 Henry Nxumalo Street feat Afurakan - Ten Cities
    Fela Kuti- No Possible Chris Deepak Remix - No Possible Chris Deepak Remix Single
    Los Pikadientes De Caborca- La Machaca - Vmonos Pal Ro
    Bingo Gazingo- The Cook Who Couldnt Cook - Songs In The Key Of Z Vol 3 The Curious Universe Of Outsider Music
    Butthole Surfers- Pepper - Electriclarryland
    Edward KaSpel- Flipside - A Long Red Ladder To The Moon Redux enhanced 2014
    Picchio Dal Pozzo- Boccasedrio - Picnic At Valdapozzo
    Koenjihyakkei- Lussesoggi Zomn - Nivraym
    The Residents- Blue Rosebuds - Shadowland
    The Flying Luttenbachers- Demonic Velocities 20000000 Volts - Destroy All Music Revisited
    John Zorn- Inside Straight - Naked City
    Etron Fou Leloublan- Those Distant Waters - Les Poumons Gonfls
    Osymyso- Love Bonus Track - Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Original Score Composed By Nigel Godrich
    Aksak Maboul- The Mooche - Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine
    Andr Popp Eddy Marnay DKieffer- Babar Television - Babar Television Single
    The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band- - 21st Century Molam
    Vo Tuan Minh- I Long To Return To My Hometown Que Me - Hanoi Masters War Is A Wound Peace Is A Scar
    Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud- Ilana - Isswat
    Rusconi- Alice In The Sky - Revolution
    And The Native Hipsters- Folk Club Running - Original Copy


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 02-25-2015 with Dave Blackwood        
    Playlist:

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    Machuca Cumbia- Staying Alive - The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol 2
    Skip Die- AntiCapitalista - Riots In The Jungle
    The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band- - 21st Century Molam
    Dengue Fever- Rom Say Sok - The Deepest Lake
    Zammuto- Need Some Sun - Anchor
    Nostalgia 77 Prince Fatty- Rainclouds Dub - In The Kingdom Of Dub
    Horseman- Dawn Of The Dread - Dawn Of The Dread
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    Tour De Force- Old Time Love feat Jay Spaker - Battle Cry
    Bonobo- Flashlight - Flashlight Single
    World Standard- My Low Chuned Banjo - Country Gazette
    Devendra Banhart- Losing My Taste For The Night Life - Master Mix Red Hot Arthur Russell
    Damien Jurado- Silver Donna - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son
    Father John Misty- I Love You Honeybear - I Love You Honeybear
    Dennis Coffey- Space Traveller - Dennis Coffey
    Miles Davis- Miles Runs The Voodoo Down - Bitches Brew Live
    Dennis Coffey- Knockabout - Dennis Coffey
    Sun Ra- Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus - Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra In The Orbit Of Ra
    Jos Gonzlez- Stories We Build Stories We Tell - Vestiges Claws
    Sinkane- How We Be - Mean Love
    Inside Voices- Liberty Bell - Kenosha Kid
    Kammerflimmer Kollektief- Dsarroi 5 Saumselig - Dsarroi
    Miss Kenichi- Big Log - The Trail
    Ramzi Aburedwan- Sans Adresse - Reflections Of Palestine
    AllahLas- Yemeni Jade - Worship The Sun
    ItchyO- Larrys Romp - Burn The Navigator
    Panda Bear- Sequential Circuits - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
    Gala Drop- Samba Da Maconha - II
    Goat- Words - Commune
    Khun Narin- Lam Phu Thai 1 - Khun Narins Electric Phin Band
    Iceage- Glassy Eyed Dormant And Veiled - Plowing Into The Field Of Love
    Ty Segall- Manipulator - Manipulator
    Deerhoof- Paradise Girls - La Isla Bonita
    Pond- Man It Feels Like Space Again - Man It Feels Like Space Again
    Howie B Vs Casino Royale- Milano Double Standard - Not In The Face Reale Dub Version


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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 02-10-2015 with Barry Roark        
    Playlist:

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    Taken By Trees- Indigo Dub - Other Worlds
    The Growlers- Black Memories - Chinese Fountain
    Panda Bear- Faces In The Crowd - Mr Noah EP
    The Rural Alberta Advantage- The Build - Mended With Gold
    SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE- Touch Me - Divine Operating System
    Stereolab- Three Women - Chemical Chords
    Philip Glass Philip Glass Ensemble Michael Riesman Linda Moss Lois Martin Julian Barber Al Brown Maureen Gallagher Seymour Barab John Abramowitz Fred Zlotkin Richard Peck Jack Kripl Jon Gibson Sharon Moe Larry Wechsler- Rubric - Glassworks Expanded Edition
    Sunbears- Hes A Lie Hes Not Real - Future Sounds
    Blue Rodeo- Rose Colored Glasses - Greatest Hits Vol 1
    The Headhunters- God Make Me Funky - Survival Of The Fittest
    REM- How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us - New Adventures In HiFi
    Jos Gonzlez- The Forest - Vestiges Claws
    The Waterboys- Some Of My Best Friends Are Trains - A Pagan Place
    Bright Eyes- If The Breakman Turns My Way - Cassadaga
    Jaffa- Legs - Legs
    Spain- Im Still Free - The Soul Of Spain
    Songs Ohia- Two Blue Lights - Didnt It Rain
    Dub Is A Weapon- Destiny - Vaporized
    Various Artists- Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash - Beginners Guide To Americana
    Dead Moon- Play With Fire - Hard Wired In Ljubjana
    Spot 1019- Milkbomb - Spot 1019
    Soul Coughing- Soft Serve - Irresistable Bliss
    Tiger High- Dont Ask Why - Inside The Acid Coven
    Diamond Fist Werny- Fountain Head - Long View To The Sky
    The Walkabouts- Prayer For You - Watermarks
    Dirtmusic- The Big Bend - Troubles
    Various Artists- The New Flesh Wherever We Go - Well Deep Ten Years Of Big Dada Recordings
    Sons And Daughters- Johnny Cash - Love The Cup
    Ween- Voodoo Lady - Chocolate Cheese
    Dub Spencer Trance Hill- Echo Beach - Riding Strange Horses
    Dub Spencer Trance Hill- Jeanny - Riding Strange Horses
    Tindersticks- Chilitetime - Can Our Love
    Oh No- Carnival - Dr Nos Ethiopium
    St Germain- Dub Experience II - Boulevard
    Stereophonic Space Sound- Robot A Go Go - Fluid Sound Box


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/20/playlistDate/2015-02-10
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 01-22-2015 with Rett Rogers        
    Playlist:

    Kevin Ayers- There Is Loving Among Us There Is Loving - Whatevershebringswesing
    Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Van Dyke Parks- Occapella - Discover America
    The Bob Crewe Generation- Music To Watch Girls By Album Version - The Best Of The Bob Crewe Generation Music To Watch Girls By
    J Dilla- Donuts outro Workinonit - Dilla Donuts
    Ultramagnetic MCs- Bisuits And Eggs - A
    Dillinger- Cane River Rock - Cocaine In My Brain
    Bad Weather California- Ill Reach Out My Hand - Sunkissed
    Patti Smith- Redondo Beach - Horses Legacy Edition
    The Beta Band- Smiling - The Beta Band
    Jean Claude Vannier- Lenfant Au Royaume Des Mouches - LEnfant Assassin Des Mouches
    Bob Dylan- Isis - Desire
    Brian Eno David Byrne- America Is Waiting - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
    Status Quo- Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo
    King Crimson- Prelude Song Of The Gulls - Islands
    Blue Cheer- Second Time Around - Vincebus Eruptum
    James Brown- Lets Go Get Stoned - The Singles Vol 4 19661967
    Albert Washington The Kings- These Arms Of Mine - Blues Soul Man
    Albert King- Born Under A Bad Sign - The Very Best Of
    Little Mack- Im Happy Now - 45
    Larry Williams- Peaches And Cream - Larrys Greatest Hits
    Captain Beefheart The Magic Band- Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles - Clear Spot
    Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick Tich- Hold Tight - Hold Tight Single
    The Coasters- Down In Mexico - The Coasters
    T Rex- Jeepster - Electric Warrior Remastered
    Tsars- Jaan Pehechaan Ho - Jaan Pehechaan HoMudslide
    Holger Czukay- Cool In The Pool - Movern Callar Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    ESG- UFO - Dance To The Best Of ESG
    Gang Of Four- Naturals Not In It - Entertainment Remastered
    Kamikatze- Up Front WIPERS - The End
    Devo- Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy - Q Are We Not Men A We Are Devo Deluxe Version Remastered
    Gong- Tried So Hard - Camembert Electrique
    Bernard Chabert- Il Part En Californie - Pop
    La Coer- Bye Bye City - Groove Club
    Love- Always See Your Face - Four Sail
    Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You - Live And Well
    Aretha Franklin- Dont Play That Song - Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
    Charles Mingus- Moanin - Blues Roots
    Rogier Van Otterloo- LEts Go Randstad - Randstad
    Incredible Bongo Band- Apache - 40 Years Of The Incredible Bongo Band
    Wendy Rene- After Laughter Comes Tears - After Laughter Single


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2015-01-22
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 12-18-2014 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

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    Warren Haynes And Don Lewis- In Denver One More Time - In Denver One More Time
    David Axelrod- Overture - Messiah
    Ronnie Aldrich And His Two Pianos- Scarborough Fair - Its Happening Now
    Grant Green- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is - Visions
    Thievery Corporation- Wax Poetic Feat Norah Jones Angels - Versions
    Kruder And Dorfmeister- Angels - 12
    100 Percent Pure Posion- Windy C - 12
    Showbiz AG- Fat Pockets - Runaway Slave
    Patrice Rushen- Feels So Real Wont Let Go - Now
    The Last Poets- Mean Machine Chant Mean Machine - Change The Beat The Celluloid Records Story 19791987
    Unknown- The Message 12 Single Version - The Best Of Grandmaster Flash Melle Mel The Furious Five
    E40 Featuring Leviti- 1Luv - In A Major Way
    Myka 9 Factor- Heaven Up feat Johanna Phraze And Jnatural - Sovereign Soul
    Michael Jonzun- Games People Play - 12
    The Fearless Four- Problems Of The World - 12
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    Larry D Tha Fly Guys- Play That Funky Music - Funk Classics Volume 1
    Nicolette- Nightmare - 12
    Radiohead- Planet Telex - The Bends
    Radiohead- Morning Bell - Kid A
    Pharoahe Monch- Losing My Mind - PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Gil ScottHeron Brian Jackson- Winter In America - Winter In America
    Little Richard- The Rill Thing - King Of Rock Roll The Complete Reprise Recordings
    Melvin Van Peebles Brer Rabbit- I Got The Blood - Aint Supposed To Die A Natural Death
    Desmond Dekker- 007 Shanty Town - The Harder They Come Remastered
    Mutabaruka- De System - Check It
    Artichoke- God Save The Queen - Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols
    Samiam- Underground - Samiam
    Del The Funky Homosapien- Sleepin On My Couch - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
    Phase II- The Roxy - The Roxy Single
    Cicada- The Things You Say Original Mix - The Things You Say EP
    Annie- Crush Richard X - Crush Single
    Little Dragon- Klapp Klapp - Nabuma Rubberband
    Various Artists- Los Locos Cubanos Upbustle And Out - Xen Cuts CD2
    Butta- Jimmys Tune - 12
    James Brown- Goodbye My Love Pt 1 - Say It Loud Im Black And Im Proud
    Slick Rick- Teenage Love - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
    Peter And Kerry- One Thing - Late Night Tales Bonobo
    Tormenta- Adis Chico De Mi Barrio - Mi Historia Vol 1
    Cannibal Ox- Iron Galaxy - The Cold Vein Deluxe Edition
    Double X Posse- He Asked For It - Rough Rugged And Raw
    Cat Power- Say - Moon Pix


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2014-12-18
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 12-05-2014 with 99 & Barry        
    Playlist:

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    Larry Wald- Superman - Sensacional Soul Vol 3
    Spanglish Fly- Let My People Bugal Clay Holley Jeff Dynamite Remix Bonus Track - Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove Vol 1
    Tony Allen- Moving On - Film Of Life Deluxe Edition
    Jon Batiste Chad Smith Bill Laswell- The Drift - The Process
    Andre Williams The Sadies- America You Say A Change Is Gonna Come - Night Day
    The Budos Band- Black Hills - Burnt Offering
    SWAT- Cops Are The Only Real People Left - Deep Inside A Cops Mind
    The Clash- Police On My Back - Sandinista
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    MarchFourth Marching Band- Cowbell - Magnificent Beast
    Bullet- The Orchestrator - Mojo Presents Heavy Nuggets III
    Ceramic Dog- Lies My Body Told Me - Your Turn
    Ensamble Polifnico Vallenato- Chandeath - Fiesta Que Viva La
    Moondog- Bumbo - Rare Material
    Officer- Some - Ossification
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk- Clickety Clack - Bright Moments
    Rahsaan Roland KIrk- Volunteered Slavery - Volunteered Slavery
    Rabbit Rabbit- Tiny Invasion - Rabbit Rabbit Radio Vol 2 Swallow Me Whole
    The Residents- Lizard Lady - Duck Stab
    And The Native Hipsters- Flowers R Machines As Well - Songs To Protest About
    Aquaserge- Serge Singe - A Lamiti
    Lord Cry Cry- Blind Lightnin Floor - Live At The CPU
    John Zorn- Evocation Of Baphomet - Templars In Sacred Blood feat Mike Patton John Medeski Trevor Dunn Joey Baron
    The Shaolin Afronauts- Caravan To Tao Ceti - Follow The Path
    Pan Ron- Kom Veacha Tha Sneha Knom - Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia
    Johnny Bowtie Barstow- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - A Bowtie Christmas And More
    Los Yorks- Cielo - Los Nuggetz 60s Punk Pop And Psychedelic From Latin America
    Verckys LOrchestre Vv- Bassala Hot - Verckys LOrchestre Vv Congolose Funk Afrobeat Psychedelic Rumba 19691978
    Super Eagles- Loves A Real Thing - World Psychedelic Classics 3 Loves A Real Thing The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa
    Neu Abdominaux Dangereux- The Shopper - Dangereuxorcisms
    Felicita- Wish - Frenemies
    Pelican Daughters- No Place Like Homer - Fishbones Wishbones
    FaltyDL- Nine - In The Wild
    Susumu Yokota- Subconscious Globe - Dreamer
    Drexel- Do Not Mess With Oprah - Sexual Pancakes
    Stratman- ZaikoDance Thrace - Demotic Remix greeks Indians Vol 1
    Xenia Rubinos- Ultima - Magic Trix
    The Gaslamp Killer- Shattering Inner Journeys feat Computer Jay Mike Burnham - Death Gate EP


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2014-12-05
              500 000 dollars pour sauver Leisure suit Larry        
    Rétro : Leisure suit Larry, encore un titre phare du Commodore 64 qui pourrait renaitre de ses cendres à condition que Kickstarter.com réunisse la somme de 500 000 dollars. Si vous souhaitez contribuer à la renaissance de Leisure suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards et tenter de perdre votre virginité virtuelle en …
              Justin Adler        

    The creator of Life in Pieces talks about the short story structure of his sit-com, how far to push in comedy, early experiences on The Larry Sanders Show and Less Than Perfect, collaborating with his writers and cast, and lots more.

    The first season finale of Life in Pieces airs on 3/31 on CBS.


              Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski        

    The writers of The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, as well as Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flint, and more discuss how the ten-episode OJ story is different to writing a feature, its Dickensian appeal, writing real people, rebranding after their first feature, Problem Child, formatting, and lots more.


              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-25-2014 with 99 & Barry        
    Playlist:

    - Chenag Le Blues - 1970s Algerian Folk And Pop
    Willie Nelson- How Long Is Forever - Countryman
    Hugh Masekela- Tepo feat Baranta Miatta Fahinbulleh - Presents The Chissa Years 19651975 Rare And Unreleased
    - Watermelon Man - Brazilectro Latin Flavoured Club Tunes Session 8
    - Happy Lunar New Year - Singaporeagogo
    David Krakauer- Tradition From Fiddler On The Roof - The Big Picture
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    TuneYards- SinkO - Nikki Nack
    - Doogoo Dub - Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds
    TV Movie Lounge Club Band- Rockford Files - Alltime Classic TV Shows Vol 1
    Mable Scott- Fool Burro - Jukebox Mambo
    Gil ScottHeron Jamie Xx- My Cloud - Were New Here
    Petra Haden- A Fistful Of Dollars Theme from A Fistful Of Dollars - Petra Goes To The Movies
    Toupidek Limonade- Imaginer Sa Conception - Il Y A Des Vies Qui Dvient
    Sainkho Namtchylak Lao Kouyate- Music Mail To Tuva - Who Stole The Sky
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    Quantic Nidia Gngora- Muvelo Negro - Magnetica
    Miriam Makeba- Pata Pata - Pata Pata
    Seun Kuti Egypt 80- Kalakuta Boy - A Long Way To The Beginning
    Wesley Willis- The Chicken Cow - Greatest Hits
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    The Better Beatles- Hello Goodbye - Mercy Beat
    Sherrif The Ravels- Shombolar - The Roots Of The Cramps
    BoDeans- The Trumpeting Toad - Leather Donut
    The Residents Renaldo And The Loaf- The Show Salesman - Title In Limbo
    The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra James Fitzpatrick- The Knight Bus From Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection
    Calibro 35- Any Resemblance To Actual Facts Is Purely Coincidental - Any Resemblance To Real Persons Or Actual Facts Is Purely Coincidental
    Compilation- I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself - The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield Polygram
    Uri Caine Ensemble Uri Caine Joey Baron Aaron Bensoussan Dave Binney Danny Blume Dean Bowman Don Byron Dave Douglas Mark Feldman Michael Formanek Larry Gold Arto Lindsay DJ Olive Josh Roseman- Symphony No 5 Funeral March - Mahler Urlicht Primal Light
    Diamanda Galas- I Put A Spell On You Live - The Singer
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    - Themselves - Neighborhood Rhythms
    Meridian Brothers- De Mi Caballo Como Su Carne - Salvadora Robot
    Kasai Allstars- Yangye The Evil Leopard - Beware The Fetish Congotronics 5
    Bill Laswell- Bagana Sub Figura X - Means Of Deliverance
    Roberto Musci Giovanni Venosta- Vientiane - Messages Portraits
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    Nels Cline Singers- Respira - Macroscope
    John Coltrane Quartet- Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Live At The Village Vanguard


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2014-07-25
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-03-2014 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    Monsters Of Folk- Dear God Sincerely MOF - Monsters Of Folk
    The Pharcyde- The END - Labcabincalifornia Instrumentals
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    Aceyalone- The Faces - A Book Of Human Language
    - Morning Bell - Exit Music Songs With Radioheads Vol 1
    Marvin Gaye- Anger - Here My Dear
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    The Faint- Agenda Suicide - Danse Macabre
    X- Were Having Much More Fun - More Fun In The New World
    Janelle Mone- Cold War - The ArchAndroid
    J Boogies Dubtronic Science- Try Me Album Instrumental - Try Me Get It Started EP
    DeeeLite- Picnic In The Summertime - The Very Best Of DeeeLite
    Earl Zero- Only Jah Dub - 12
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    Junior Reid- One Blood - One Blood
    Prince Jammy- Immigrant Dub - Prince Jammy Presents Strictly Dub
    Peter Tosh- Stepping Razor - Equal Rights Legacy Edition
    Spoonie Gee- Spoonin Rap - 12
    Chapter 13- Watchin My Moves - Nevermores Asylum
    The Roots Monsters Of Folk- Dear God 20 - How I Got Over
    Erykah Badu- The Healer - New Amerykah Pt 1 4th World War
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    Robert Glasper Experiment- Smells Like Teen Spirit - Black Radio
    Mary J Blige- Im Goin Down - Reflections A Retrospective
    Cat Power- He Turns Down - Moon Pix
    Yoko Ono- Toy Boat - Season Of Glass
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    Atomga- New Currency - Atomga
    Compilation- Walking Into Sunshine Original Larry Levan 12 Mix - Funk Essentials The 12 Collection And More FullLength Funk
    Xecutioners- Genius Of Love 2002 feat Tom Tom Club Biz Markie - Built From Scratch
    Beck- Frontin On Debra - Frontin On Debra DJ Reset MashUp Single
    Hot 8 Brass Band- Its Real Lack Of Afro Remix - Tru Thoughts Funk
    King Errison- Well Have A Nice Day - La Bound
    Creative Source- Who Is He And What Is He To You - And More
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    Modest Mouse- Ocean Breathes Salty - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
    Pharoahe Monch- Broken Again - PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Loka- Beginningless - Fire Shepherds
    IndiaArie- I See God In You - Acoustic Soul
    Donald Byrd- Steppin Into Tomorrow - Stepping Into Tomorrow
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    Rare Bird- Beautiful Scarlet - Rare Bird
    Garbage- You Look So Fine - Version 20


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2014-07-03
              By: Larry Koopa        
    If I ask REALLY nicely can I get a 1024 x 600 size of that wallpaper? I love it, but it looks pretty weird on my screen all stretched/scrunched.
              Book Review: ‘Not From Around Here’ by Larry Hochwald        
    Have you ever wondered if there is more to the world than what we see? Can a chance look in the mirror take you places you could never have dreamed of?
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 04-17-2014 with John Schaefer        
    Playlist:

    - Whitesands - The Soul Fire Box Set
    Beastie Boys- Honkey Rink - Gratitude
    James Kochalka- Hockey Monkey - Monkey Vs Robot
    The Zambonis- Avalanche - 110 Hockeyand Other Stuff
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    Charles Bradley- Changes Feat The Budos Band - 45
    Pink Floyd- The Embryo - Paris Theater London 91670
    Omar Khorshid- Alf Layla - Guitar El Chark
    - Intadub - The Wonderwheel Spins 2012
    Snoop Lion- La La La - La La La Single
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    Ursula 1000- Direct Drive - All Systems Are Go Go
    Ana Tijoux- 1977 - 1977
    Various Artists- Cumbia Del Mexicano Artista - Mexican Dubwiser Presents Vol 1
    Tinariwen- Tenere Taqhim Tossam Four Tet Remix - Tenere Taqhim Tossam Four Tet Remix Single
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    - Svolta Definitiva - Cherryholmes Hidden Charm
    Larry Coryell- The Jam With Albert - Coryell
    Kid Koala- 2 Bit Blues - 12 Bit Blues
    DJ Format- Here Comes The Dope Pusher - Mr DJ feat Sureshot La Rock EP
    Red Astaire- Come Down - Nuggets For The Needy
    Lizzo- Batches Cookies - Lizzobangers
    Mr Scruff- Vibrate - Trouser Jazz
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    Nikki Lane- Right Time - All Or Nothin
    Kelley Stoltz- Birdies Singing - Below The Branches
    Black Pistol Fire- Beelzebub - Big Beat 59
    - Bayou Country - Country Funk 19691975
    Odetta- Hit Or Miss - Odetta Sings
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    LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge - LCD Soundsystem
    Madlib- Dolphy - Medicine Show 8 Advanced Jazz
    Ornette Coleman- EOS - Ornette On Tenor
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    Cut Chemist- Addidas To Addis - Sound Of The Police
    Dubmatix- London Calling Album Version feat Don Letts Dan Donovan - Shatter The Hotel A Dub Inspired Tribute To Joe Strummer
    The Specials- Ghost Town Extended Version - The Best Of The Specials Remastered
    Suspicious Stench- Ghost Town - Chilled Deep Dubstep 26 Chilled Dub Step Big Tunes
    The English Beat- Twist And Crawl - I Just Cant Stop It Remastered
    Beastie Boys Santigold- Dont Play No Game That I Cant Win feat Santigold - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
    Johnny Hawksworth Hampton Hawes- Sandy Beach - Steel Funk
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    Lizzy Parks- It Was A Very Good Year - Unfold PresentsTru Thoughts Covers
    Norman Greenbaum- Spirit In The Sky - Spirit In The Sky The Definitive Anthology


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/50/playlistDate/2014-04-17
              Ingalsbes in Oregon?        
    If, as James I. has posted, all the Ingalsbes with this spelling are related, I would be interested in knowing how my branch of the family came out to Oregon. The farthest back I can trace it is to my grandfather, who was born in 1925, I believe in OR. I don't know his parents' names, but his father's first initial was probably L, and his middle name was probably Scott, since I've been told this is a tradition in our family (my father was Lon Scott, his father Larry Scott, etc.). Wish I knew more! Can anyone help?
              Writers and The Law        

    This is not the name of a terrible TV procedural, but rather the topic of discussion with lawyer Larry Zerner and lawer-turned-TV-writer David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights). What do writers, especially beginning writers, need to know about their rights? About copyright? About contracts? These questions and more are addressed.


              Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HD, or Nexus 7 for Christmas?        
    Someone asked the following question recently. I asked him if I could repost here for people who might be wondering which tablet or e-reader device they should get this Christmas. This is a follow-up to my post from 2009

    Hey Lane,
    OK, this is a long shot. But I came across a blog post you wrote in 2009 explaining your jump to an eReader (how much you liked it, all the free books you had gotten - it seems like you said one of these was the ESV study Bible, etc.). Well, I'm wanting to get an eReader also, but the subject line of this email "Confusion" describes how much in the dark I am. I've done some research, and without even seeing one in person I like what I read about the Kindle Paperwhite and another one called the Kobo Glo . Both of these are are mainly exclusively eReaders. Then you've got all the other stuff out there that have more capabilities (Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, iPad, etc, etc). Anyway, if you have any thoughts it would be gratefully appreciated.
    God Bless You 
    Larry 

    My reply:

    Hi Larry, 
    The question now as opposed to 2009 is whether to get a Kindle or Nexus 7. To me, it comes down to what you are going to use it for. The Nexus 7 is basically a bigger smartphone without the ability to make calls and can only connect via wifi (though there is a newer version coming out with 3G capability). The screen is harder to read than a traditional Kindle because it is an LCD screen. It’s definitely not a bad choice, though. You can do just about everything you can on an Android phone. If you just read books, though, I would go with the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s the easiest to read, get books on via Amazon, and it is the most popular. The interesting thing, though, is that with either you can read books via your Amazon purchases. The Nexus 7 has a Kindle app that allows you to read the books you buy via Amazon. In my opinion, it is between the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle if you just want to read books, Nexus 7 if reading books is a secondary issue to checking email, watching videos, reading websites, etc. Hope this helps!
    Blessings,
    Lane

    As a caveat, I would recommend the Nexus 7 over the Kindle Fire HD, but that's only because I prefer to have a stripped down version of Android.  If you aren't very computer savvy, you may actually prefer the Kindle Fire HD's interface.  It's arguably easier to use because of the bigger buttons and labels.  Another note is that the Kindle Fire line is the only of the Android products that include the Amazon Video app so if you like to watch videos via Amazon Prime, this may be the deal breaker for you.  If you find all these tablets too small, you can go for the Nexus 10 which is basically a Nexus 7 with a 10 inch screen instead of a 7 inch.

              NBA Players React to the 2017 Player Awards        
    The night didn't go down without a bit of controversy.

    The post NBA Players React to the 2017 Player Awards appeared first on SLAMonline.


              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 11-13-2013 with Dave Blackwood        
    Playlist:

    Bill Callahan- Summer Painter - Dream River
    Juana Molina- Eras - Wed 21
    The Growlers- No Need For Eyes - Hung At Heart
    Beat Happening- Indian Summer - Jamboree
    Greg Brown- Beshams Bokerie - Hymns To What Is Left
    Thriftstore Masterpiece- Trouble Is A Lonesome Town feat Larry Norman - Trouble Is A Lonesome Town
    Don Cavalli- Say Little Girl feat Rosemary Standley - Temperamental
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    Ha Ha Tonka- Lessons - Lessons
    Brazos- How The Ranks Was Won - Saltwater
    Obits- Taste The Diff - Bed Bugs
    No Age- Defector Ed - An Object
    Bad Cop- Light On - The Light On EP
    John Coltrane- A Love Supreme Part One - A John Coltrane Retrospective The Impulse Years
    Cave- Sweaty Fingers - Threace
    The Cactus Channel- Black Flag And Lady Bountiful - Wooden Boy
    Son Lux- Easy - Lanterns
    NIGHTMARES ON WAX- Now Is The Time - Feeling Good
    MC Zulu- Outlaw Speakerbox feat Maga Bo - Outlaw Speakerbox Anthology
    Lizzo- Batches Cookies - Lizzobangers
    Aceyalone- Leanin On Slick - Leanin On Slick
    The Poets Of Rhythm- 50 Yards Of Soul - The Anthology 19922003
    Booker T- Hey Ya - Potato Hole
    Matthew E White- Hot Hot Hot - Outer Face EP
    William Onyeabor- Body And Soul - World Psychedelic Classics 5 Who Is William Onyeabor
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    Ghostpoet- Meltdown - Some Say I So I Say Light
    Beats Antique- Charons Crossing - A Thousand Faces Act 1
    Those Darlins- In The Wilderness - Blur The Line
    Django Django- Wor - Django Django
    Parquet Courts- Borrowed Time - Light Up Gold
    Robert Pollard- I Have To Drink - Honey Locust Honky Tonk
    Lumerians- The Bloom - The High Frontier
    Bill Callahan- Javelin Unlanding - Dream River


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/35/playlistDate/2013-11-13
              David Hockney returns to LA        
    After eight years in Yorkshire, the 76-year-old artist is back in the city where he lived for nearly three decades. Ahead of a major new show in San Francisco, he talks about painting new portraits (including Larry Gagosian), a donation … Continue reading
              Indigenous Peoples Don't Consent To Pipelines. It's Time We Listened        

    Recently, representatives from the Omaha Tribe, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Nez Perce, Choctaw Nation, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Ponka Tribe of Oklahoma signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion.

    The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion is an "expression of Indigenous Law prohibiting the pipelines/trains/tankers that will feed the expansion of the Alberta Tar Sands" through the territorial lands and waters of the signatories.

    The tribes and nations that signed the historic accord recently now join over 150 nations and tribes that have endorsed the treaty.

    They stand together in a fierce wall of opposition.

    "Along with our Indigenous allies all along the KXL route like the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) and all over Turtle Island (North America), we recognize the grave dangers in allowing this 'Black Snake' to enter our homelands," said Chairman Larry Wright Jr. of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. "As the State of Nebraska stands poised to make a potentially life-altering decision about permitting this poisonous bitumen to be inflicted on its population, we stand poised to protect all life now and in the future."

    The treaty is an assertion of Indigenous law and a clear statement that tar sands pipelines (Keystone XL, Line 3, Trans Mountain, and Energy East) do not have the consent of all the nations and tribes whose lands and waters they seek to cross.

    Canada's Indigenous West Coast As Trudeau Faces Imminent Decisions On Energy Projects

    One of the primary rights enshrined in the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) — which the prime minister of Canada, premier of Alberta and premier of British Columbia all claim to support and want implemented into law — is the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

    Taken on its own, the term consent is a pretty straightforward one. Google dictionary defines consent as both a noun and a verb:

    noun 1. permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.

    "No change may be made without the consent of all the partners."

    verb 1. give permission for something to happen.

    "He consented to a search by a detective."

    Reading these everyday definitions, it becomes clear at very basic level that none of the four proposed tar sands pipelines (KXL, Trans Mountain, Line 3 or Energy East) have the consent of all the nations and tribes that any of pipelines would pass through.

    Governments and companies have a history of making decisions that impact Indigenous communities without their permission.

    But, it's also important to take the other parts of FPIC into considerations.

    For consent to be "free" it must be given without pressure, coercion or fear or repercussions. For consent to be "prior" it must be given prior to resource development and official approval of such development. For consent to be "informed" communities must be given all information needed to make a decision that is in their best interests; this includes not only logistical and financial information, but information on the environmental and social considerations of a project in an accessible and digestible format and language.

    Paying lip service to UNDRIP will only get us so far. Any leader who supports the adoption of UNDRIP from international to national law must support FPIC. Any leader that wishes to uphold their commitments to Indigenous peoples and UNDRIP therefore cannot support any of the four tar sands pipelines that violate this foundational right to consent or the tenets of free, prior and informed consent.

    It may not be a popular opinion for those seeking to win the influence of the oil industry or votes among its workers, but it's a necessary step in the path to reconciliation.

    From colonization, to residential schools, to pipeline approvals, governments and companies have a history of making decisions that impact Indigenous communities without their permission. This practice needs to end before true healing can begin. Governments can't build the trust and relationships essential to reconciliation until they begin to truly respect the voices and rights of Indigenous Peoples, and start living up to the commitments they have already made to the First Peoples of these lands.

    Over 150 nations and tribes have made it clear that they do not consent to tar sands pipelines.

    It's time we listened.

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              HATEBREED        







    Galera, pra arregassar de vez, tá aí o Hatebreed, infelizmente alguns vídeos a gravadora bloqueou, então busquei as mesmas músicas em shows ao vivo, espero que curtam.

    Hatebreed é uma banda de New York hardcore (com fortes influências de thrash metal e death metal) oriunda de New Haven, Connecticut, Estados Unidos. A banda foi fundada em Novembro de 1993 por Jamey Jasta, Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer and Chris Beattie.
    A banda Hatebreed foi formada em 1993 em New Haven, Connecticut, com o propósito de criar uma banda de hardcore com inspirações no metal extremo e no cenário do New York hardcore. Eles começaram gravando uma demo de três faixas. Essas três canções seriam lançadas em um disco de 7" pela New York's Neglect em 1995. Eles continuaram com isso até o muito aclamado Under The Knife em 1996, e no próximo ano lançando o que muitos fãs consideram o álbum definitivo do gênero nos anos 1990, Satisfaction is the Death of Desire pela Victory Records. Satisfaction vendeu mais cópias que qualquer outro na história da gravadora.

    Uma agenda cheia por causa das turnês acabaram por trazer a banda para fora do cenário underground e turnês com grandes bandas como Agnostic Front, Downset, Madball, Slayer, Deftones, Entombed e Napalm Death chamaram a atenção de muitos. Essas influências foram evidentes nos próximos dois álbums, Perseverance de 2002, e especialmente no Rise of Brutality de 2003.

    Após o lançamento de Rise of Brutality, a banda participou da turnê The Unholy Alliance de 2004 na Europa com Slayer, Slipknot e Mastodon. Em Junho de 2006, o Hatebreed embarcou em uma turnê européia no qual incluia uma performance no Palco Principal no Download Festival em Donnington, Reino Unido. Imediatamente após essa turnê eles participaram da Ozzfest tocando no Palco Principal.


    Wayne LozniakO último álbum da banda Supremacy foi lançado em Agosto de 2006, com a nova gravadora (Roadrunner Records) e com o novo guitarrista Frank Novinec (tocou anteriormente nas bandas Ringworm, Terror e Integrity).

    O Hatebreed mantém relações estreitas com as comunidades de Hardcore, evidente com a participação das bandas Neglect, One 4 One, Irate e reunião das bandas Skarhead e All Out War no show de 10.° aniversário no Toad's Place nos dias 25 e 26 de Novembro de 2005 em New Haven.

    Além de seus deveres como representante da banda, Jasta também é o apresentador do programa "Headbangers Ball" da MTV2 e dirige a Stillborn Records, lar da banda Subzero, Full Blown Chaos e de um dos projetos paralelos de Jasta com outros músicos.

    Em 13 de Setembro de 2006 o ex-guitarrista Lou "Boulder" Richards suicidou-se aos 35 anos. Richards tocou nos álbuns Satisfaction is the Death of Desire de 1997 e Perseverance de 2002, antes de sair da banda naquele ano. Jasta deu a seguinte declaração para o Punknews.org sobre a morte de Richard:

    ''Como muito de vocês já sabem, e nós sentimos muito em saber, nosso ex-guitarrista Lou "Boulder" Richards faleceu ontem. É muito triste que ele não pode ver nenhuma outra maneira de controlar seus demônios. Esperamos que finalmente ele tenha encontrado paz. Nossos corações estão com os de Vera e seus amigos e família.''

    Jamey Jasta, 14 de setembro de 2006.














              APA Family Mourns the Passing of Co-Founder and Billiard Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart        
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              Yasi's lesson: local business the key to rebuilding after cyclones        
    As Queensland communities continue the recovery process after cyclone Debbie, a JCU researcher is pointing to lessons learned from Cyclones Larry and Yasi.
              Jazz Lives 02-02-2017 with David Vorzimer        
    Playlist:

    Kenny Garrett- Aint Nothing But The Blues - Happy People
    Herbie Hancock- It Aint Necessarily So - Gershwins World
    Richard Bona- Souwedi Na Wengue - Scenes From My Life
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    Heads Of State- Summer Serenade feat Gary Bartz Larry Willis Buster Williams Al Foster - Search For Peace feat Gary Bartz Larry Willis Buster Williams Al Foster
    Sonny Stitt Zoot Sims- Fools Rush In - InterAction
    Eddie Jefferson- Body And Soul - Body And Soul
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    Howard Alden Louie Bellson George Mraz Roland Hanna Dizzy Gillespie Benny Carter- Another Time Another Place - In The Mood For Swing
    Benny Carter And His Orchestra- Someone To Watch Over Me - An American In Paris Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition
    The Benny Carter Big Band- I Cant Get Started - Harlem Renaissance
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    Jimmy Smith- Round The Corner - Sum Serious Blues
    Robert Mazurek With Eric Alexander- Kays Birthday - Badlands
    Robert Moore- I Want A Little Girl - Outta My Soul
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    Joey Alexander- It Might As Well Be Spring - My Favorite Things Deluxe Edition
    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood- Light My Fire - Juice
    Keb Mo- Isnt She Lovely - Big Wide Grion
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    The Modern Jazz Quartet- Jack The Bear - For Ellington
    John Coltrane- Like Sonny - A Giant Step In Jazz
    Nina Simone- I Put A Spell On You - Anthology
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    Victor Lewis Bobby Watson Jerry Bergonzi- Free Movement - Together Again For The First Time
    Wayne Shorter- Dance Cadaverous - Speak No Evil The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered
    Rachelle Ferrell- You Send Me - First Instrument


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/57/playlistDate/2017-02-02
              Jazz Lives 11-03-2016 with David Vorzimer        
    Playlist:

    Brad Upton- Like Lee - Sweetness
    Oliver Nelson- Going To Chicago Blues - More Blues And The Abstract Truth
    Connie Evingson- Got To Get You Into My Life - Let It Be Jazz Connie Evingson Sings The Beatles
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    Heads Of State- Summer Serenade feat Gary Bartz Larry Willis Buster Williams Al Foster - Search For Peace feat Gary Bartz Larry Willis Buster Williams Al Foster
    Nina Simone- Here Comes The Sun - Just Like A Woman
    Steve Davis- Outlook - Outlook
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    Thelonius Monk Sonny Rollins- The Way You Look Tonight - Thelonius Monk Sonny Rollins
    Sonny Rollins- You Dont Know What Love Is - Saxophone Colossus
    Sonny Rollins- StThomas - Saxophone Colossus
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    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood- Light My Fire - Juice
    Gregory Porter- Holding On - Take Me To The Alley
    Weather Report- A Remark You Made - Heavy Weather
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    Herbie Hancock- Driftin - Takin Off Remastered
    Warren Wolf- Emily - Warren Wolf
    Herbie Hancock Juanes- La Tierra - The Imagine Project
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    Ahmad Jamal- Catalina - The Essence Pt 1
    Yellowjackets- When The Lady Dances - A Rise In The Road
    Toots Thielemans Elis Regina- A Volta - Jazz Duets
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    Oscar Peterson- Autumn Leaves - Jazz In Paris Vol 31 Stphane Grappelli Quartet Vol 2


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/57/playlistDate/2016-11-03
              Jazz Lives 06-02-2016 with David Vorzimer        
    Playlist:

    Larry Willis- Out On The Coast - Inner Crisis
    Sonny Rollins The Modern Jazz Quartet- In A Sentimental Mood - The Definitive Sonny Rollins On Prestige Riverside And Contemporary
    Michael Formanek Victor Lewis Benny Golson Jeanie Bryson Kevin Mahogany- Baby Youve Got What It Takes - Mahogany Kevin You Got What It Takes
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    Christian McBride Band- Aja - SciFi
    The Jazz Cursaders- New Time Shuffle - The Best Of Jazz Crusaders
    Molly Johnson- Ooh ChildRedemption Song - Another Day
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    Sonny Stitt- Its Magic - More Of The Most Romantic Jazz Music In The Universe
    Sonny Stitt Amos Trice George Morrow Lennie McBrowne- Blues For Lester - Sonny Sitt Blows The Blues feat Lou Levy Leroy Vinnegar Mel Lewis
    Sonny Stitt- Yardbird Suite - Stitt Plays Bird
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    John Scofield- Al Green Song - berjam Deux
    Ella Fitzgerald- Midnight Sun - The Best Of The Song Books
    Kenny Garrett- Brother Hubbard - Songbook
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    Keyon Harold- Hip Hop Joint - Introducing Keyon Harold
    Ahmad Jamal- Autumn In New York - Ahmad Jamal 20 Best Of
    Dinah Washington Belford Hendricks- Manhattan - What A Diffrence A Day Makes Expanded Version
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    Horace Silver- Too Much Sake - The Tokyo Blues Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered
    Shirley Scott- More Than You Know - Gravy Waltz
    Miles Davis- Round Midnight - The Essential Miles Davis
    Nicole Henry- Love Dont Live Here Anymore - So Good So Right Nicole Henry Live
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    Rasaan Roland Kirk- Love Is Here To Stay - Great Saxophone
    Bobby Hutcherson- Never Let Me Go - Vibe Wise


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/57/playlistDate/2016-06-02
              Jazz Lives 02-05-2015 with David Vorzimer        
    Playlist:

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    Larry Willis- Out On The Coast - Inner Crisis
    Sonny Rollins The Modern Jazz Quartet- In A Sentimental Mood - The Definitive Sonny Rollins On Prestige Riverside And Contemporary
    Michael Formanek Victor Lewis Benny Golson Jeanie Bryson Kevin Mahogany- Baby Youve Got What It Takes - Mahogany Kevin You Got What It Takes
    Christian McBride Band- Aja - SciFi
    The Chris Walden Big Band- Heres Looking At You - Home Of My Heart
    Molly Johnson- Ooh ChildRedemption Song - Another Day
    Sonny Stitt- This Is Always - Sonny Stitt
    Sonny Stitt- Yardbird Suite - Stitt Plays Bird Remastered
    Sonny Stitt- Easy Living - Personal Appearance Remastered
    John Scofield- Al Green Song - berjam Deux
    Nina Simone- Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues - Just Like A Woman Nina Simone Sings Classic Songs Of The 60s
    Kenny Garrett- Brother Hubbard - Songbook


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/57/playlistDate/2015-02-05
              Catapult Introduces a New Approach to Data Analytics for the Public Sector        
    AUSTIN, Texas – October 13, 2016 – Catapult, a leading IT consulting firm, announced the work they are doing to drive change in how the public sector consumes, manages and delivers data analysis. Catapult presented this week at the DIR Technology Forum. Larry Clark, Catapult Data Analytics Practice Lead, co-hosted a presentation with Ed Kelly,…
              Give Marissa the benefit of the doubt on the work-from-home thing        
    I'm a CEO. Yes, my LinkedIn says "Principal Engineer" and I occasionally toss around "President", but I'm a founder, I'm responsible for people's paychecks, and I've arguably hustled harder and pulled more all-nighters than Sergei and Larry ever have.

    But I'm just trying to invoke street cred. My point has nothing to do with my accomplishments.

    The interwebs have criticized Marissa Mayer of Yahoo left, right, and sideways about making folks come into the office. I don't know Marissa, I'm not sure of her abilities, and I don't have a bone to pick with her or Yahoo as a company.

    I do know that it has been a long time since I thought of Yahoo as innovative. I also happen to know what it is to work for a medium sized company with a culture lacking accountability or inspiration.

    I also think that Marissa deserves the benefit of the doubt on this one. The outlaw against working from home has nothing to do with feminism, women's rights, respect for employees, American competitiveness, or anything else quite so grandiose. It has to do with managing smart (we hope) people in a "maintain the status quo" environment.

    Now, let me tell you something about what smart people do when faced with a six-figure paycheck and no real accountability.

    1. Leave and start your own company. This, of course, requires capital, a fantastic idea, and lots of hubris. Pick any two. Add tenacity if you're wise.
    2. Leave and join a company with better culture, probably a startup.
    3. Do the minimum, "work" from home for a couple of hours daily, and "fly low".
    4. Slightly more sensibly (or ethically), hang out, doing the minimum, until you can put together 2 out of 3 items in #1 and then start your own company. This might be the same as #3 if you're reading this.
    5. Fight the frustratingly sluggish brass at your firm and either get promoted to a point where this exercise is moot or slapped down until you give up the fight in quiet pain as your devotion to king and country is squandered at the hands of bad management. 
    6. Quit with no fallback plan because you are just that cocky. Or, perhaps, that good.
    7. Start a blog calling Paul Krugman an idiot, Marissa Mayer aloof, and Rush Limbaugh the Messiah. Hey, there are probably readers in that demographic. 
    If you're seeing a pattern here, if you are a Yahoo employee that stuck around through the 17 re-appointments of Jerry Yang at the big Y!, if you think that showing up for a job 5 days a week is a travesty, then you probably aren't working all that hard.

    And Marissa, for all that you might reasonably question her about, is not an idiot. If half her staff are phoning it in, she knew that her third day on the job. And that's just because she slept on it twice to sanity check herself.

    The culture at Yahoo needs to change. People have to step up to the plate and give it their best. And the best is not up for grabs if you are phoning it in between soccer practice at 10:30am and the rotary club at 2.

    So, Yahoos, it is time to get to work. You got some cool new smart phones, a hot CEO, a multiple month grace period to proactively step up to the plate, and a bump in your stock for little more than lip service. Now get to f***ing work. If you don't like the pressure and you think showing up is a Draconian measure, you're free to go start your own company and/or go work for someone else who will (gasp) also expect results.

    Ms. Mayer would not have taken this measure if her staff were hitting home runs. My guess is that most Yahoos haven't worked a legit 40 hours (and that doesn't mean 40 hours with your ass in a chair, it means actually building things) since 2001. When that changes, you'll get your flexible WFH schedules back.

    For my part, I would gladly pay six figures to an employee of my company who could produce what I can in any regard while working from home. Heck, you can phone it in as long as the results are measurable and genuine. But I'm not an idiot, either, and if you can't, you better at least answer the corporate desk phone when I call you at 9am.

    And maybe, just maybe, with a little bit of discipline, you'll start caring again, and earning that "smart" adjective.



              Larry Magid: AT&T New No-Contract Plan A Hit        
    AT&T's new no-contract plan for wireless devices is proving to be a hit with 40 percent of new customers and those upgrading their services choosing the plan.
              Larry Magid: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules        
    hi tech generic, laptop, technologyA federal appeals court in Washington has struck down the FCC's net neutrality rules, but what does it mean for the consumer?
              Larry Magid: AT&T Looks At ‘Sponsored Data’ Plan        
    AT&T is introducing a new program called “sponsored data” that the telecommunications giant said will help customers stay within their data limit. The idea is that AT&T would contract with companies and pick up the data cost of accessing their service.
              Larry Magid: AT&T’s New Wireless Plan Gives Customers A Break        
    AT&T has a new plan for its wireless customers that gives a break to people who own their own phones.
              Larry Magid: Unlocked Phones Offer Consumers Flexibility        
    Our technology expert says prices of unlocked phones are coming down and that they offer the consumer more flexibility to shop for different packages from cell phone carriers.
              Larry Magid: AT&T To Begin Selling Information About Customers        
    A recent update to AT&T’s privacy policy means that the telecommunications giant can now sell certain customer information to other companies. Fortunately for customers, there is a way to opt out.
              Larry Magid: Obama’s Order May End Spectrum Crunch For Cellphone Users        
    President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that frees up wireless spectrum that the government is not using for private sector use.
              Vision Realized        

    As we enter the final quarter of 2016, we see how God put into reality the ministry which three years ago was just a vision.  It was in 2013 when we first met Larry and talked about our common burden to rescue, protect and empower young women and children against the evil of human trafficking.

    We learned from an NGO called DEPDC that many exploited workers (mostly women) in Bangkok and South Thailand come from Northern Thailand. They are either illegally transport from neighboring countries of Myanmar and Laos or recruited through middlemen from very poor families in the tribal villages.

    We thank the Lord for this opportunity He has given to us to help these young women and children through New Life Creations Foundation. Our ultimate goal is for these young women and children to have a personal relationship with the Father through Jesus and experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

    Thank you Lord! This vision is now a reality.

    School Break

    The school will be closed for two weeks. The children will be staying in the house and either Narlin or Joey needs to stay at home to look after them.  When the children are in the school, we are shuffling our time to work for New Life Creations Foundation and Sak Saum Thailand.

    Thank you for your prayers and support for our ministry with the children.  Your continued prayers and financial support make it possible for us to take care of the children and send them to school. They are also active in the church and may soon be part of the worship team. The Lord is indeed faithful to provide for our needs.

    Please continue to help us pray for a new house. Our landlady advised us that anytime she calls, it means we have to leave the house within six months. We have been searching all over the town for a house suitable for the children.  We also started dreaming of buying our own property and build a house. Pray for provision for this specific need.

    New Life Creations/Sak Saum Thailand

    Our friend and  partner, Larry will be in the US for a couple of months hoping to raise more funds for New Life Creations Foundation and Sak Saum Thailand.  The registration of NLCF with the Thai government took a lot of financial resources. We desire to help younger women by providing them home and skills so that they can support themselves and live in dignity.

    We are thankful to the Lord for the Canadian team that visited us last month and shared our ministry in their church.  Their church raised and sent the fund for two industrial and one ordinary sewing machines. We are praying for individuals or churches who are willing to sponsor two more girls and for the rent of the girls’ home and sewing training center. Please help us to pray for this ministry to rescue, protect and empower young women against human trafficking.

    Moreover, we formally signed an MOU with Sak Saum Cambodia. They will allow us to make for them selected “approved” products and will help us to market them in the US. They made order for scarves, wallets and bags and surprisingly, the girls were up to the challenged and were able to fulfill the orders within three weeks. We pray and hope that through this partnership with Sak Saum we can sustain the salary for the girls and the rent for their home and sewing training center.


              Rainy days        

    It’s rainy season here in Thailand and aside from the humidity, we are loving it. It turns the mountains, fields and almost everything around us into a lively green. The air that had been heavily polluted is now refreshingly clean. The birds unceasingly singing beautiful notes. This reminds us once again of God’s love and faithfulness. He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. (Psalm 147:8-11) We are sharing with you the highlights of our ministry activities from the last month.

    NLC Foundation/Saksaum Thailand Facilities
    While we were in the Philippines, NLC/Saksaum Thailand leadership team found a suitable place for Saksaum’s training centre and girls’ home. An apartment at the front along the road is used as the Foundation office. The leadership team with Thae and prospective girls worked so hard to clean the place which was abandoned for more then five years. So when we came in the place looked clean and presentable. A team from Colorado came and helped paint the houses. At the moment, we are doing necessary works that are needed to be done. We are thankful to the Lord for this ministry, the leadership team, staff and now the two girls that are already undergoing sewing training. We are thankful for our leader, Larry, and for churches who are helping him with the needed fund.

    Joey has shingles
     A week after we arrived in Thailand, Joey was already complaining of pain and numbness on the left side of his body. He ignored the pain and just kept on working until rashes and blisters appeared. The pain became unbearable. Blisters also started appearing on his arms and face. (The doc said it is totally unrelated to shingles.) We wanted to go to Overbook Hospital but out truck broke down again. So we ended up going to a famous dermatologist here in Mae Sai. It entailed waiting for two hours. His patients are just too many. But he is really good. Joey has shingles, he needs some rest and strengthen his immune system. It may last for another week, but the worst is over. We thank the Lord for healing. We thank all those who are praying for us and our health.

    Thanksgiving Prayers
     Our last “quick update” was an appeal for help for Narlin’s hospitalisation and for our ministry vehicle. We usually don’t do this, however, we think that the money we have been saving must be used primarily for the children’s needs—food, clothing, education and shelter. So we are thankful for those who provide financial assistance for Narlin’s hospital fees. Thank you so much.

    We are also thankful for the opportunity of being part of the ministry of great needs here in Mae Sai. Saksaum Thailand already ha stwo girls in training but it will probably open officially open in 30th of July. Please continue to pray for NLC Foundation and Saksaum Thailand.

    We are thankful for Rocky, our truck. It has served us for five years already and is becoming old. We think it still has many years of usefulness. But this year, it has broken down more often than usual. We are praying for a new ministry vehicle and we believe that a van is more suitable for our present need. A friend sent us the seed money for the new vehicle. We are praying it will grow.

    We are thankful for the children. They have grown up to be responsible and disciplined. Although they still need constant supervision, they are growing up to be a good model to other children in the church and community. By God’s grace, we are hoping to take care of them until they finish their university.

    We are thankful that our work permit is already extended for another year. Our visa will expire on the 20th of July and its extension is based on the validity of our work permit. Please pray that the visa renewal will go smoothly this year. We are thankful for our children in the Philippines. They are taking their education seriously and for God’s guidance, protection and provision for them. We hope to see them again soon.

    Thanks again for your friendship and partnership in the ministry. Until the next update. God bless you.
              The Lord is My Shepherd        

    Three days before we hadn’t the slightest idea that we would be in the Philippines attending the funeral of Gavs. We were all shocked by his “untimely” death caused by brain aneurysm. He was a funny and humble man, a good father and a loyal friend. He was our nephew but more than that he was like a son to us. He never knew his father and her mom got sick when he was little. We took him in our young family then. He spent many years of his life with us. He was 30 years old.

    Just before his body was put into the ground, the Pastor recited Psalm 23 and uttered a comforting prayer for the bereaved family.

    The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

    Although this Psalm is considered to be part of the funeral liturgy, we believe that God’s promises in this passage are being fulfilled in our lives on daily basis.  Thank you for being part of God’s fulfilled promises to us and our children. We are thankful to the Lord for using you in our ministry to help children, youth and women in the community.

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    English Camps

    It is a joy to watch a group of young people sharing the gospel to more than a hundred of students through songs and Bible Story in an English Camps. We thank the Lord for the YWAM team composed of youth members of Faith Family Church (Illinois) who came last week that helped us in a 3-day English camp at Tesaban 1 Wat Proweehan School. These young people shared God’s love to the students.

    We have another YWAM Team that came last Friday and will help us in another English Camp in Suntard Village School. This is a small village school that the government is planning to close down if the student population will not increase. We want to help the school to have more students next year so that it will continue. Together with our friends who live there, we are praying that the presence of the YWAM Team teaching at the English camps will help the school. We also hope to get volunteers to teach English at the school on regular basis.

    After helping the school, we are praying that we can start the ministry with young women in the area with our friends. We also hope that we can share the gospel and a community of believers will gather to worship in the village. Please pray that God will use the English camp as a channel of God’s blessings in that village.

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    Visa Extended For Another Year

    As far as I can remember, this year holds the record for the smoothest visa extension we ever had. We drove to Chiang Mai to visit the immigration office to have our visa extended. We noticed right away that there were fewer people at the immigration office even though we went there on a Monday. We learned later that the place is being used solely for visa extension and the 90-day appearance, re-entry permit and such like transactions are transferred to another location. We are thankful that we don’t nee to come back after a month. The office granted us one-year visa in just one visit. Thank you for including this concern in your prayers and for your contribution to our visa expenses.

    Little Family Update

    Although we are mourning, our visit to the Philippines also made us happy. We were able to spend precious time with our own children for 4 whole days. Those days were the happiest days for us in a while. We have many wonderful things to be thankful for. Jared is already working as teacher in a private school. Jillian defended her thesis last week and she will graduate next year. Reuven will be enrolled in college soon. Please pray that the certificate from Philippine Department of Education for his passing the ALS Test will be given soon. We are praying that he can enrol this August. Thank for helping us in praying for our children. Please pray for God’s provision for their studies.

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    More Prayer Concerns

    • Please help us to pray for the following concerns:
      Pray for the ministry in Suntard Village. Pray for our friends, Wayne and Jeen, who live there and want to spread the gospel to their neighbours. Pray for Larry as he works out the details of our plan for the ministry to the young women that will be based in that village.
    • Pray for our ministry at Pantamit church. Preaching, training and teaching children in Sunday School.
    • Pray for Jennifer, our friend from Ireland who has been helping us immensely with English teaching ministry, English Camps, music and caring for the children.
    • Pray for good health for all of us specially the children during this rainy season.

    Thank you so much for your prayer and support. We sincerely appreciate your love and generosity. We pray that God will continually prosper and bless you. The Lord honors the sacrifices you made in helping us in our ministry.


              Space Jam - 1996 - Türkçe Dublaj Ä°zle        
    Space Jam - 1996 - Türkçe Dublaj İzle

    .: Film Hakkında :.
    Imbd: 5.8
    Yapım: 1996 – ABD
    Tür: Animasyon, Fantastik, Komedi, Macera, Spor
    Süre: 88 dakika
    Yönetmen: Joe Pytka
    Oyuncular: Bill Murray, Michael Jordan, Thom Barry, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Theresa Randle, Wayne Knight, Shawn Bradley, Vlade Divac
    Görüntü Y.: Michael Chapman
    Senaryo: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick 

    .: Filmin Özeti :.
    Charles Barkley ve Patrick Ewing gibi NBA yıldızlarının yeteneklerini ele geçiren kötü yaratıklarla Looney Tunes kahramanları bir basketbol maçında karşı karşıya gelirler. Kahramanlarımız ünlü NBA oyuncusu Michael Jordan’dan yardım isterler. Dünyanın hatta evrenin bu en büyük basketbol devinin yardımıyla bakalım bu maçı alabilecekler mi? Bugs Bunny, bu yeni ve pahalı macerasında Nerdluck’lara karşı bir maçta mücadele etmek için dostlarını biraraya topluyor. Nerdluck’lar, dünyaya uzaydan gelmiş olan garip yaratıklar ve ele başları Swackhammer karanlık düşüncelere sahip. Swackhammer’ın amacı, Looney Tune’ları, kendi eski yerleşim merkezleri olan Moron dağına yollayarak dünyada egemenlik kurmak.. Bu yarı çizgi/yarı gerçek filmde Bugs Bunny ve NBA’li arkadaşlarının Nerdluck’lara karşı olan mücadelesini izliyoruz. Özellikle basket karşılaşması sahnelerinin heyecanıyla dikkat çeken yapımda Michael Jordan ve Stan Podolak başrolleri paylaşıyorlar.

    .: TEK PART Ä°ZLE :.


    Önemli: Mahkeme kararı ile engellendi yazısı çıkıyorsa aşağıdaki linke tıklayın

    Filmleri izlemek için: Dns Değiştirmek için Tıkla..!


              Ted Williams        
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    Who is the greatest hitter in the history of professional baseball? My nominee is Ted Williams. Let’s take a look at his career and his life. 

    Although the career of Ted Williams spanned the period from 1939 to 1960, he lost five seasons during his prime to military service (1) and parts of two others to injuries. Despite the lost years, his career statistics are staggering. His lifetime batting average was .344. He hit 541 home runs, placing him tenth on the all-time list. (2) He hit twenty or more home runs in sixteen seasons, an American League record that he holds with Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson. He is the last batter to hit .400 for a season. (3) He won the American League batting championship six times, including 1957 when he was thirty-eight and 1958 when he was thirty-nine. He won the Triple Crown twice and he was named American League MVP twice. (4) He led the American League in both homes runs and RBIs four times and he led the majors in runs scored four times. Further, Williams made seventeen All-Star Game appearances and he set a dozen All-Star Game records. (5) To no one’s surprise, he was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1966 in his first year of eligibility. (6)

    As for his personal life, Williams grew up in San Diego, the son of a Mexican-American mother and an American father. (7) Though he lived in a poor neighborhood, it had one important asset, a lighted playground, where he practiced hitting daily late into the night. (8) He struggled in school but, as he aged, he developed a love for histories and biographies. After high school, he played one year in the minor leagues, (9) then moved on to Boston where he formed a love/hate relationship with the media and fans. He married three times and fathered two daughters and a son. His marriages suffered from his foul mouth and extended absences for road trips or fishing. He had an arm’s length relationship to his children until late in his life. (10) After his third marriage collapsed, he lived happily with Louise Kaufman, a divorced woman.

    When it came to money, Ted Williams was an enigma. On the one hand, he would boycott expensive restaurants and pay his tab at many others with a check in the hope that the proprietor would display it rather than cash it. On the other hand, when he found out that a former major leaguer was destitute, he quietly deposited $10,000 into his bank account. And he did this many times! (11) What’s more, he raised millions of dollars over the years for the Boston-based Jimmy Fund, which serves children with cancer and their families, and he helped players with drug and alcohol problems, such as Daryl Strawberry, who lived with Ted and Louise during his recovery. Further, he went out of his way to welcome and encourage the first black players, Larry Doby among them. (12)

    We have to take Ted Williams warts and all. Despite the failure of his marriages and his personality quirks, he was as gifted an athlete and as generous a person as we’re likely to find. 


    1. Initially Williams applied for a military deferment. When it was denied, he enlisted. He turned down opportunities to play on military baseball teams and, after training, served as a pilot and instructor in two wars. In Korea Williams flew in a unit with John Glenn who described Williams as one of the best pilots he knew. Williams flew as Glenn’s wingman for roughly the last half of his missions in Korea. 
    2. Most sports historians are confident that Williams would have broken Babe Ruth’s home run record had he not spent five years in the military. 
    3. This was in 1941. 
    4. The fact that he was league MVP only two times is due almost certainly to his sour relationship with a number of baseball writers. 
    5. Williams’s nineteen All-Star Game appearances tie him for the American League lead with Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken. He leads the American League in career All –Star Game hits, runs scored, extra-base hits, total bases, home runs, RBIs, and walks. Also, he holds single game All-Star Game records for both leagues in hits, runs scored, home runs, and RBIs.
    6. Williams was also named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team and All-Time Team. He and Babe Ruth are the only two players honored with a statue in Cooperstown. 
    7. Fearful that his Mexican heritage could harm his career, he kept it a secret as much as he could.
    8. Williams reportedly bragged to his friends at this playground that he would become “the greatest hitter who ever lived.” See Richard Ben Cramer, What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now? A Remembrance, Simon & Schuster, 2007, p. 85.
    9. During his one year in the minors, Williams led the league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. 
    10. Sadly, his son, John Henry Williams, exploited his father’s change of heart to promote John Henry’s company which sold various items with Ted’s autograph. Even after Ted had a stroke, he would sign autographs many hours a day at his son’s insistence. John Henry and one of Ted’s daughters also arranged for Ted’s head to be cryogenically preserved despite the fact that Ted’s will provided for cremation.
    11. Richard Ben Cramer, What Do You Think…, p. 9. According to Cramer, to get the bank account number, Williams phoned the person on the pretext of soliciting a contribution to the Jimmy Fund, and after hearing his story about falling on hard times, Williams said, “OK, so send me a check for $10. Don’t tell me you can’t afford that!” Once he got the check, Williams contacted the bank and made a $10,000 deposit. 
    12. Doby, the first black player in the American League, reported that on his first visit to Fenway Park, Williams congratulated him and wished him good luck. See Richard Ben Cramer, What do You Think…, p. 96. Also, at his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1966, Williams made special mention in his talk that Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and other great black players should be voted into the Hall.

              Michael Shermer, Skeptic        

    Michael Shermer is a psychologist, historian of science, columnist for Scientific American, and public intellectual. (1) His most recent book is entitled The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. (2) It draws from extensive research over the past thirty years.

    According to Shermer, "We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional,and psychological reasons in the context of environments created byfamily, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after formingour beliefs we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host ofintellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations." (3)

    In a nutshell, "beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow." (4) Shermer calls this theory "belief-dependent realism." (5)Shermer is not merely repeating what we've heard from other psychologists for decades, namely, that all of us are victims of a variety of cognitive biases. (6) What he argues is that one bias, the confirmation bias, is "the mother of all biases." (7) The confirmation bias is our tendency to seek and find evidence which supports our existing beliefs and to tune out (or reinterpret) evidence which does not. (8) According to Shermer, it explains why so many people prefer unsubstantiated or discredited claims (e.g., ESP) to well-established ones (e.g., evolution). (10)

    Shermer sees the origin of cognitive biases in the way our brain functions. The brain, he proposes, is a "belief engine." (11) It generates beliefs as it looks for patterns, real or imagined, and causal agents, real or imagined. For this we have evolution to thank. He writes:Our brains evolved to connect the dots of our world into meaningful patternsthat explain why things happen. These meaningful patterns become beliefs, andthese beliefs shape our understanding of reality. (12)

    Once beliefs are formed, we look for evidence to confirm them. As we find what passes for evidence, our confidence in the beliefs deepens. (13) Simultaneously, we tend to form coalitions with those who share our beliefs and demonize those who don't. (14)

    Is Shermer endorsing epistemological relativism? Is he saying that all beliefs are equal and "everybody's reality deserves respect"? He is not. On the contrary, he insists that there is a reality out there but that "it is rarely obvious and almost never foolproof." (15) So, how do we discover reality? What is the antidote to belief-dependent realism? It's called science. Shermer sees science as a human baloney-detection machine which tells us the difference between "what we would like to be true and what is actually true." (16) Science is "the best tool ever devised" for finding truth (17) and "the only surefire method of proper pattern recognition." (18) And why is this? Mainly because science demands skepticism. In science "a claim is untrue unless proven otherwise." (19)

    The Believing Brain sends us two important messages: We're not the rational and objective creatures that we like to think we are, and If we hope to acquire knowledge - true, justified belief - we need to value skepticism much more than we do.


     

    1. Shermer is founder and editor of Skeptic magazine, producer and co-host of the TV series Exploring the Unknown, founder and head of the Skeptics Society, which has 55,000 members, director of a speakers series at the California Institute of Technology, a blogger (Skeptic.com), a prolific author, turning out a new book every two years or so, a regular lecturer on campuses across the nation, an interviewee on TV documentaries, a guest on a variety of TV shows, among them Donahue, Oprah Winfrey, Penn and Teller, Dennis Miller, Larry King Live, the Colbert Report, Dateline, 20/20, and Nightline, and an adjunct professor at The Claremont Graduate School. Also, Shermer was a competitive long-distance bicyclist from 1979 to 1989. During that same decade, he co-founded the Race Across America, a 3,000 mile event in which he competed five times. He also produced a series of documentaries on cycling. A neck disorder common to long-distance bicyclists is named after him – Shermer's Neck. (See michaelshermer.com and Michael Shermer, Wikipedia.)
    2. Times Books, 2011, 385 pages.
    3. The Believing Brain, p. 5. He restates this thesis in many parts of the book. This is from page 36:The Enlightenment ideal of Homo rationalis has us sitting down before a table of facts, weighing them in the balance of pro and con, and then employing logic and reason to determine which set of facts best supports this or that theory. This is not at all how we form beliefs. What happens is that the facts of the world are filtered by our brains through the colored lenses of worldviews, paradigms, theories, hypotheses, conjectures, hunches, biases, and prejudices we have accumulated through living. We then sort through the facts and select those that confirm what we already believe and ignore or rationalize away those that contradict our beliefs.
    4. Ibid., p. 5.
    5. Ibid., p. 5, p. 21.
    6. Shermer discusses the self-justification bias, the framing effect, the sunk-cost bias, the status quo bias, the endowment effect, the anchoring bias, and others, which he says, are offspring of the confirmation bias. See Chapter 12, "Confirmation of Beliefs," pp. 256-279.
    7. Ibid., p. 259.
    8. Ibid., p. 259.
    9. Ibid., p. 259.Ibid., pp. 2-4. In the same pages, Shermer cites a 2009 Harris Poll of 2,303 Americans which revealed that more people believe in angels (72%) and the devil (60%) than believe in evolution (45%). Surveys elsewhere show similar trends. For instance, in England, a 2006 Reader's Digest survey of 2,006 people found that 43% believe they can read other people's minds, over 50% believed they had a dream or premonition of an event that later occurred, nearly 70% said they could feel when someone was looking at them, 62% said they could tell who was calling them before them picked up the phone, 20% said they had seen a ghost, and 26% said they could tell when a loved one was in trouble.
    10. Ibid., p. 5.
    11. Ibid., p. 5.
    12. Ibid., p. 5.
    13. Ibid., pp. 6-7.
    14. Ibid., p. 2.
    15. Ibid., p. 7.
    16. Ibid., p. 7.
    17. Ibid., p. 62. Shermer is quick to point out that scientists, as the rest of us, are subject to "the whims of emotion and the pull of cognitive biases..." (p. 6) This is why scientists must critique their own and one another's findings.
    18. Ibid., p. 135.

    © 2012 Tom Shipka


              Marlo Thomas        

    Danny Thomas (1) is one of America's most popular and famous entertainers and the pride of Lebanese-Americans. But in 1986 he learned that he was not the only show business success in his family. On the same night that year, Danny's son and daughter made history - each received a Grammy. Tony Thomas won as producer of the Best Comedy Series, The Golden Girls,(2) and Marlo Thomas as Best Dramatic Actress in a TV movie, Nobody's Child. (3) These are a few of the hundreds of facts that we learn in Marlo Thomas's new memoir - Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny. (4) Growing Up Laughing offers us an intimate portrait of Danny Thomas and his remarkable family, (5) in-depth interviews by Marlo of twenty-three of America's most famous comedians, (6) and hundreds of jokes, mostly one-liners, inserted between the chapters. (7)Here are some of Marlo's revelations about her family in Growing Up Laughing:

    • Danny Thomas's spouse, Rose Marie Cassaniti, a Sicilian-American, was a gifted singer. At age 19 she had a 15-minute radio show called "The Sweet Singer of Sweet Songs." In fact, she first met Danny when he auditioned to be the announcer on this program. After she and Danny married, she abandoned her career, although she continued to sing at family events. Danny and Rose Marie's daughter, Terre, was also a singer and actress, but like mom, she too abandoned her career after marriage.
    • Many of Danny Thomas's stories on stage were embellishments of stories told him by his barber – Harry Gelbert. When Danny used one of Harry's stories as the basis for one of his own, he always gave Harry credit. (8)
    • When Danny Thomas was struggling as a young comic, he prayed to St. Jude, patron of hopeless causes, to help him, promising that if he would, Danny would one day build a shrine in his honor. Once Danny made it, he kept his promise. He founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis in 1962 and dedicated years to raising funds for it. (9)
    • Marlo discovered that in the sixteen marriages in her family the husbands ruled the roost. When their wives had complaints, the men replied "Where's she gonna go?" Marlo felt that the women suffered, in her words, "the everyday drip, drip of dissolving self-esteem." "Marriage," she concluded, "is like living with a jailer you have to please" and she vowed that she would never marry. Her parents nicknamed her "Miss Independence." When she was offered a role in That Girl as a wife, she refused it, demanding instead that she be a single, independent woman, to which ABC acquiesced. At the same time, she read Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, she met and befriended Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug, and she co-founded the Ms. Foundation. Her no-marriage vow collapsed, however, when she met Phil Donahue as a guest on his show in Chicago in 1977. They married in 1980 and remain married today.
    • At Danny Thomas's funeral in 1991, Roger Williams played Danny's favorite piece, "Autumn Leaves," two presidents – Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan – spoke, and Milton Berle and Bob Hope gave eulogies. In his remarks Bob Hope quipped that Danny Thomas was so religious that "he had stained glass windows in his car."

    Growing Up Laughing is a touching reminder that our nation is filled with remarkably talented immigrant families who crossed an ocean to start anew. How fortunate we are that they did so. (10)


     

    1. Danny Thomas is the stage name of Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob which was later Anglicized to Amos Jacobs.
    2. In addition to The Golden Girls, Tony Thomas's TV credits include Nurses, The Practice, Soap, Benson, Beauty and the Beast, Empty Nest, Herman's Head, Nurses, and The John Laroquette Show, among others. His film credits include The Dead Poet's Society and Final Analysis, among others.
    3. Marlo's competition in this category included Vanessa Redgrave and Katherine Hepburn. Marlo's reputation soared with her TV sitcom That Girl, which ran from 1966 to 1971, but she has also appeared in over 100 films, TV series and specials, and live theater productions, and she has authored five books. In addition to her Grammy, she has received Four Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody, and she is an inductee into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
    4. Hyperion, 2010.
    5. When Marlo grew up in Beverly Hills, her dad's buddies frequented their house for dinner and after dinner banter. Among the regulars were Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Jan Murray, George Burns, Bob Hope, and Don Rickles. Danny's two best friends were Sid Caesar and Milton Berle. When the three of them were in their seventies, they formed an act called "Legends of Comedy" and played all the major night clubs and casinos for over a year.
    6. Those interviewed include Alan Alda, Joy Behar, Sid Caesar, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Tina Fey, Larry Gelbart, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Elaine May, Conan O'Brien, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Ben and Jerry Stiller, Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams, and Steven Wright.
    7. Some of the jokes inspire groans, others belly laughs. Here's a sample:
      • "If a man speaks in a forest and no woman can hear him, is he still wrong?"
      • "What are the three words a woman never wants to hear when she's making love? 'Honey, I'm home.'"
      • "I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport."
      • "Two Beverly Hills women are shopping on Rodeo Drive when one of them notices a child in a baby carriage. 'Oh, look at that beautiful baby!' says the first woman. 'Aww, how adorable,' says her friend. 'Oh, my God, that's my baby!' 'How do you know?' 'I recognize the nanny.'"
      • "Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than a Chinese phone book."
      • "Women like silent men. They think they're listening."
      • "What's the difference between a Rottweiler and a Jewish mother? Eventually, a Rottweiler let's go."
      • "I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done."
      • "Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"
      • "When I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea that his first name was Always."
      • "My husband said he needed more space. So I locked him outside."
      • "Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was a-salted."
      • Mice infested a synagogue. Everyone was terrified. 'Don't worry," said the rabbi, 'I'll take care of it.' The next day all the mice were gone. An older man asked the rabbi, "How did you get rid of all the mice?' "Easy,' the rabbi said, 'I Bar Mitzvahed them. As everyone knows, once they're Bar Mitzvahed, they never come back."
      • "Fund-raising is the second oldest profession in the world."
    8. Harry Gelbert's son, Larry, became a comedy writer whose credits include M*A*S*H*.
    9. Danny Thomas was helped immensely in fund-raising for St. Jude's by dozens of his show business friends. In fact, most of them continued to help St. Jude's after Danny's death.
    10. When one counts the dozens of awards that Danny, Tony, and Marlo Thomas received for their achievements in show business, it is clear that the Thomas family is the single most honored family in the history of American entertainment. (Danny won four Emmys for his TV series, Make Room for Daddy, as well as many other awards.) See footnotes 2 and 3 above.

    © 2011 Tom Shipka


              Faith Healing and Children        

    Suppose a child in the United States dies from a medically treatable condition because her parents prayed over her but did not take her to a doctor. Will criminal charges be filed against the parents? In most cases, no. American prosecutors have found it difficult to obtain convictions in such cases because the laws in most states exempt parents from prosecution for child neglect, child abuse, and manslaughter if their religion mandates spiritual healing. The statute in Wisconsin is typical. It says that a parent cannot be found guilty of a crime if "he or she provides a child with treatment (for sickness) by spiritual means alone...in lieu of medical or surgical treatment...in accordance with (a bona fide) religious method of healing." (1) Such statutes were adopted by states in the mid-1970's at the behest of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare when it issued new regulations which exempted parents who practice spiritual healing from criminal charges. States were required to adopt this exemption to receive federal funds for child protection programs. (2) Even though HEW rescinded this exemption in 1983, exemptions remain on the books in more than forty states. (3)

    Many groups have called for the repeal of these exemptions, among them the United Methodist Church, the National District Attorneys Association, the American Medical Association, and dozens of child advocacy groups. (4) Thus far, however, only Massachusetts, Colorado, South Dakota, Maryland, and Hawaii have repealed them. (5)

    Those who practice spiritual healing take their cue from the Epistle of James in the Bible. Chapter 5, verse 14, asks "Are any among you sick?" and then prescribes prayer by elders and anointing with oil. (6) Historian Shawn Francis Peters says that faith-healers interpret this passage to mean that Christians should turn only to God and never to doctors to heal the sick. (7) Many who promote healing by prayer alone, Peters says, believe that prayer is superior to medical science, (8) and that it drives out the root cause of illness – Satan. (9) This abandonment of medicine by faith-healers contrasts sharply with most well-known advocates of prayer as therapeutic who call for prayer and traditional medical care. Larry Dossey, Herbert Benson, Harold Koenig, William Parker, Randolph Byrd, and Dale Matthews are among this group. (10)

    In his book Peters shows that thousands of children have died needlessly in England and America due to lack of medical treatment, and that prosecutors, the public, and the media in these two countries increasingly tolerate refusal of medical care by adults on the grounds of religious liberty but increasingly object to parents denying medical care to their children. We have reached a point in America where the Congress needs to adopt a law similar to one in England which provides severe penalties if a parent fails to provide "adequate food, clothing, medical aid, or lodging for (a) child..." (11) If and when our government sends a signal that it is ready to follow the British lead, we can expect vigorous resistance from various faith-healer groups, especially the Church of Christian Science. That resistance must be overcome for the sake of the most vulnerable among us, our children.


     

    1. Shawn Francis Peters, When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 14-15. References to this book herein are by page number.
    2. Peters, page 116. Rita Swan, head of the child advocacy group, CHILD, avers that the HEW exemption was promoted by Christian Science staff during the Nixon administration, including H. R. Haldeman and John Erlichman. See Peters, p. 116.
    3. Peters, pages 112-116. Also, see "Christian Science," Wikipedia.
    4. Peters, p. 15.
    5. Peters, pages 197-202.
    6. Peters, p. 30.
    7. Peters, page 30.
    8. Oddly, the playwright George Bernard Shaw, himself a religious skeptic, came to the defense of faith-healers in Great Britain who were being harassed by prosecutors by accusing the government of a double standard. He noted that "hundreds of children (in the care of doctors) die every day" but few doctors were charged with crimes. See Peters, p. 60. Also see p. 80.
    9. Peters, page 33, page 72, and pages 78-79.
    10. Peters, pages 42-44.
    11. Quoted in Peters, p. 53.

    © 2009 Tom Shipka


              Would You Vote for an Atheist or Agnostic?        

    Would you vote for an atheist or agnostic for President of the United States? If you would, you're a member of a distinct minority, particularly if you are religious.
    This is the message sent by a recent study which appeared in the American Sociological Review. (1) This study reports the attitudes of religious people in the United States toward non-religious people. Based on a telephone survey of 2,000 households and in-depth interviews with 140 people, the study concludes that believers do not trust non-believers, view them as selfish and uncaring, and oppose their children marrying them. Religious faith, believers say, is central to being a good American and a good person. (2)
    These views are worrisome, to put it mildly.
    In the first place, they fly in the face of these facts:
    1. Article VI of the Constitution says that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
    2. Our political system is built upon the separation of church and state.
    3. The word "God" does not appear in the Constitution even once.
    4. Many of our founders, including Jefferson, repudiated traditional religion.
    5. Some 30,000,000 or more Americans profess no religion. (3)
    In the second place, these views denigrate the many atheists and agnostics who compare favorably on the virtue scale with believers and who have made important contributions to our civilization.
    On this point, let me drop the names of a few infidels.
    Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, the two richest people in the world, are arguably the world's two greatest living philanthropists. Ted Turner, founder of CNN, gave $1,000,000,000 to the United Nations. Actor Angelina Jolie, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, has invested her time and treasure in refugees and children in Africa and Asia. Many other respected actors who have entertained us, past and present, are also non-believers. They include Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Jodie Foster, Jack Nicholson, Margot Kidder, John Malkovich, Christopher Reeve, and Katherine Hepburn. Musicians Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, and James Taylor are non-believers, as are Las Vegas headliners Penn and Teller, comedians Julia Sweeney and George Carlin, humor columnist Dave Barry, 60 Minutes curmudgeon Andy Rooney, and golfer Annika Sorenstam. Non-believers also include Nobel laureates Francis Crick and James Watson, co-discoverers of DNA, economist Milton Friedman, and chemist Linus Pauling. Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was a non-believer. Cancer-survivor and cyclist extraordinaire, Lance Armstrong, and former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith, are non-believers. Hall-of-Fame baseball player, Ted Williams, who gave up several years of baseball during his prime to serve his country as a fighter pilot in two wars, was a non-believer. Hundreds more names could be added to these.
    Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that all atheists and agnostics are pillars of virtue. Shock-jock Howard Stern, Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and Karl Rove, the President's alter ego, come to mind. (That"s right, friends, Karl Rove is an agnostic.) (4) I am saying that whether a person does or does not profess religion tells us nothing about his or her character or whether he or she enhances the lives of others. It's high time for people on both sides of the religious divide to recognize this.
    ____________________
    1. April 2006
    2. mndaily.com, March 24, 2006
    3. American Religion Identification Survey
    4. Interview with Wayne Slater on "Fresh Air," NPR September 5, 2006. Slater, with James Moore, wrote The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power.

    Copyright
    Tom Shipka 2007


              The Billionaire Pedophile Who Could Bring Down Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton        

    Clerk Note: This was put in the publication queue before the election results were known.

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    The Billionaire Pedophile Who Could Bring Down Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    Trump’s supporters have long wondered whether he’d use billionaire sicko Jeffrey Epstein as ammo against the Clintons—until a lurid new lawsuit accused The Donald of raping one of Epstein’s girls himself.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/30/the-billionaire-pedophile-who-could-bring-down-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton.html

    By: Brandy Zadrozny
    Date: 2016-06-29

    For Jeffrey Epstein and his famous friends, the Aughts were a simpler time, when the businessmen, academics, and celebrities who counted themselves among the playboy philanthropist’s inner circle could freely enjoy the fruits of his extreme wealth and connections.

    Epstein’s little black book and flight logs read like a virtual Who’s Who: Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Larry Summers, Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, and Naomi Campbell all hitched rides on Epstein’s private planes. Socialites and distinguished scientists went to visit Epstein’s island in St. Thomas, and cavorted at epic dinner parties at his palatial townhouse—then the largest privately owned residence in New York, as he liked to brag. There, they picked at elaborate meals catered by celebrity chefs like Rocco DiSpirito, marvelled at Epstein’s opulent decor, and noted the pack of very, very young model-types with whom Epstein always seemed to surround himself.

    But a darker story was going on underneath the glamour. In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting sex from an underage girl and quietly paid settlements to scores of alleged victims who said he serially molested them. But the girls kept coming out of the woodwork—in 2014, another young woman filed a lawsuit claiming that Epstein used her as a sex slave for his powerful friends—and that she’d been at parties on his private island with former President Clinton.

    And just last week, yet another “Jane Doe” filed a suit in New York accusing Epstein and Donald Trump of raping her at a series of sex parties when she was only 13.

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              Past Event Descriptions        

    We have worked with faculty, staff, and alumni from both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, at Monterey to offer engaging lectures at our Middlebury in DC office. Select presentations have also brought together participants from all three locations, thanks to our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities. Keep reading for highlights of our past events.

    Frontier Market Scouts

    Middlebury in DC hosted the Frontier Market Scouts training and fellowship in its offices this February. The FMS two-week Certificate Training provided participants with the knowledge and foundational network to launch a career in the field of impact investing and social enterprise management.

    "J-Term" Urban Education Internship

    During the month of January, Middlebury students worked as interns in a classroom or program at one of three schools in Washington, DC. Students spent four full days at the school each week and on Fridays, engaged in an extensive reflective seminar at the Middlebury in DC office with Professor Jonathan Miller-Lane and Director of Middlebury in DC Fariha Haque.

    "J-Term" Early-Netherlandish Art Course

    Middlebury students spent a week in Washington, DC with Director of the Arts Pieter Broucke learning about Early-Netherlandish art from Till-Holger Borchert, the German director of the Groeningen museum in Bruges, Belgium. Students met with curators and conservators at the National Gallery in Washington, DC and the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD, and held a seminar meeting at the Middlebury in DC office.

    "J-Term" Alumni Course with Professor Murray Dry 

    The Alumni community of Washington, DC had a great time taking a four-class course over two weeks about the Affordable Care Act this January with legendary Middlebury Professor Murray Dry.

    DC Mentorship Program: Mock Interview Workshop

    This was a great opportunity to acquire valuable interviewing skills. Middlebury Alumni Matt Groh and John Hedden generously donated their time to conduct the mock interviews and give individualized feedback to each participant.

    DC Mentorship Program: Tour of the Hill

    Members of the DC Mentorship Program were invited to partake in a tour of Capitol Hill, organized by Middlebury alumna Megan McNamara.

    DC Mentorship Program: Field Guide to Careers in the Environment

    This event was an opportunity to explore pursuing various careers in the environment.  Alums Ayesha Dinshaw, Nick Rome and Christine Chau discussed the experiences that shaped their career paths.

    DC Mentorship Program: Summer Reception

    The Center for Careers & Internships and the Alumni and Parent Programs Office invited Middlebury students to network with alums in the city. 

    DC Mentorship Program: Resume Writing

    A resume writing workshop was organized by Middlebury alums Kate Earle, Suzy Sterner and Bob Baskin. This event was an opportunity for the students to learn how to use their resume to tell a narrative that will set them apart in the job market for their target industry. This hands-on workshop provided these students with individualized feedback on their resume including relevant content, organization, and layout. 

    DC Mentorship Program: Social Event on the National Mall

    On July 7th the members of the DC Mentorship Program were invited to partake in a social event organized by Middlebury alumni Peter Baumann and Mahli Brister. The event took place on the National Mall, and provided the opportunity for alumni and current students to meet and interact. Activities included lawn games, football, and other sports.

    Middlebury on the Hill

    Fellow Middlebury alumni NJ Congressman Frank Pallone ‘73, VA Congresswoman Barbara Comstock ‘81, and NJ Congressman Albio Sires MA'85 spoke to a group of Middlebury Alumni on the Hill.

    The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War 
    Given by Shahan Mufti '03

    Shahan Mufti uses the stories of his ancestors, many of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for many centuries, to reveal the deepest roots—real and imagined—of Islamic civilization in Pakistan.

    More than a personal history, The Faithful Scribe captures the larger story of the world’s first Islamic democracy, and explains how the state that once promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to crumble under historical and political pressure and why Pakistan’s destiny matters to us all.

    Obama's Obstacles - How Will They Affect His Legacy?

    Professor Jason Scorse from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, at Monterey discussed Obama's environmental accomplishments to date, along with the institutional reforms needed for the future. Dr. Scorse is the Chair of the International Environmental Policy (IEP) program and the Director of the Center for the Blue Economy.

    Middlebury School of the Environment

    Professor Stephen Trombulak teaches Environmental and Biosphere Studies at Middlebury College and is the founding director of the Middlebury School of the Environment. He shared the details of the new school to interested students, alumni, and friends of the college just before its Summer 2014 launch.

    Field Guide to Careers in the Environment

    Six Middlebury College alumni shared their professional experience and expertise with students, alumni, and friends of the college this July. In addition to the audience at our Washington, D.C. office, students from the School for the Environment participated in the panel discussion via video conference.

    Inspired by the event, panelist Michael Silberman offers two tips for recent graduates and job seekers on his blog.

    China's Sense of Self: Trauma and Triumph

    John Berninghausen, Truscott Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies, came to Middlebury College in 1976 to establish the Chinese language program. Over the next 35 years, Professor Berninghausen and his colleagues built a department of national prominence.

    Brazil on the Rise

    Former New York Times reporter Larry Rohter spoke live from Middlebury College to an audience in DC. Larry Rohter served as a correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for Newsweek for fourteen years and later as The New York Times bureau chief. He is widely considered a top expert on Brazil.

    Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson 



    Susan Burch is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College and co-author of the book Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson. Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent 76 years at a state mental hospital in North Carolina. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. Professor Burch signed copies of her book after the event.


              Interview of John E. Sater by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of John E. Sater by Brian Shoemaker Sater, John E. Mr. Sater’s polar career began 1955 when he was in the Army as part of the First Engineering Arctic Task Force. This group studied methods of constructing snow compacted runways on the Greenland Ice Cap. Later he got a bachelors degree at Ohio State University under the tutelage of Dr Richard Goldthwaite. During the IGY he did surface motion studies on the McCall Glacier under a project funded by the Arctic Institute of North America. His career from this point on was centered about AINA and Arctic research although he had one tour in the Antarctic with the British. The interview was disjointed as he jumped around somewhat. There was some very revealing information, however. The following is pertinent: 1. While in the Army he was sent to Greenland (1955-56) as part of the First Engineer Arctic Task force that studied the construction of snow compacted runways on the central icecap. 2. Pointed out that the USAF was able to land C-124 Globemaster aircraft on the man-made runways and unload large Army tanks. Sater feels that the same type runways would be useful in Antarctica. Basically they used a heating device to melt the surface layer of snow and then sheep’s-foot construction roller to compact it. 3. During IGY he was part of the team that did motion studies on the McCall Glacier in the Romanzov Mountains, Alaska. Other team members included Dick Hubley (Station Leader), Bob Mason and Charles Keeler. Hubley committed suicide – he explains the details. 4. In 1960 Mr. Sater sailed to Antarctica on the Kista Dan as the U.S. Representative with the British Antarctic Survey. Sir Vivian Fuchs was in charge. The ship was frozen in “the ice” for a long period of time until the USS Glacier was able to free it. Scientific objectives were not met. 5. After IGY he returned to AINA where he helped to organize the Arctic Basin Symposium (1962) and to edit the Proceedings of the Arctic Basin Symposium (1963) – major work at that time. 6. Mr. Sater was the Station Leader on (Arctic Research Laboratory Ice Station II) ARLIS II from September 1962 to May 1963. Studies conducted Oceanography (?), Meteorology (Phil Church), Biology (John Moore), Acoustics (Beaumont Buck), Aurora (Vic Fisher). 7. Worked at Naval Arctic Research Laboratory as a supply coordinator from 1963 to 1964 8. Returned to AINA in 1964 and coordinated the North Water Project of Baffin Bay (polyna study). Used the Canadian Icebreaker St Laurent. Researchers included Larry Coachman, Robin Munch, Max Dunbar, Sven Orbin (McGill). 9. Discusses the aircraft crash in Arctic Ocean on the way back from ARLIS II. Plane took off with diesel fuel in the reserve tanks and when the tanks were switched the engines quit. Max Brewer, John Schindler and Zimmerman (pilot) were aboard. Aircraft put down in the dark on the ice pack. Air Force rescued them by landing on the ice. 10. Explains the Bi-national Status of AINA. There was a Canadian Directorate and U.S. Directorate. At first they were in Montreal and Baltimore respectively. It was incorporated on both sides of the border, but run by the same Board of Directors. Sater took over U.S. operation in 1970. AINA maintained itself by doing ice forecasts for the oil companies. It was closed in 1980 due to lack of money. Today the Canadian Directorate is at the University of Calgary and the U.S. Directorate is at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Chairman of the two boards are ex-officio on the other nations board.
              Interview of John Svensson by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of John Svensson by Brian Shoemaker Svensson, John, 1940- Abstract of Contents: Capt Svensson’s (John) career began in Antarctica when he was stationed in McMurdo Station with the Naval Support Force Antarctica as a Sea Bee surveyor. He left the Navy in 1964 and landed a job at the Arctic Section of the Department of Oceanography of the University of Washington working with Dr. Larry Coachman. While at the University of Washington he served as “Scientific Cruise Leader” for numerous projects in Arctic seas. He left the University of Washington in 1970 after breaking his leg and became a commercial fisherman: The following is succinct: 1. John grew up in Santa Monica. Joined the Navy as a Sea Bee in 1961. Assigned to duty in McMurdo Station, Antarctica in 1963 and wintered-over there. Surveyed in runways at the end of the winter. Discusses Russian visit to McMurdo, life at station and work with scientists there. Left the Navy in 1964 when his tour of duty was over. 2. Shortly after leaving the Navy John landed a job with the University of Washington Department of Oceanography (Dr. Larry Coachman). He traveled to Ice Station T-3 iceberg station via the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory in October1966 and served as Dr. Coachman’s “Scientific Cruise Leader” until January 1968. He describes the scientific work there – not just his own, but other programs as well since he was curious and helped everyone with their work. He also gave some good descriptions of some facets of life on the floating iceberg station 3. In the summer of 1968 John served as the “Scientific Cruise Leader” for the University of Washington aboard the USCGC Staten Island in the Bering Sea. The research involved current measurements at 60 stations in the Bering Sea – some deep-sea currents over 3 knots. Describes 4. In the fall of 1969 John was in charge of the Davis Strait Project whereby they were measuring currents in polynas. He broke is leg and the project was terminated. Unfortunately his career at the University of Washington was interrupted because the leg did not heal satisfactorily and limited him to some degree. 5. Later life: a. Returned to College and obtained a MS in Public Administration. b. Taught high school at Franklin High School in Seattle. c. Involved with Yacht racing (32’ keel boats). d. Finally wound up as a commercial fisherman. He bought his own boat and has been very successful. He attributes his success to the current measurement research that he did from T-3 in the Arctic and from icebreakers in the Bering Sea.
              Interview of David Welch by Laura J. Kissel        
    Interview of David Welch by Laura J. Kissel Welch, David, 1918- David “Kelly” Welch went to Franklin College in Indiana and graduated in 1940. He then went to the Naval Academy for the “V7” officer training and after three months, became a naval officer. He took a position in Antarctica as Commander of Task Force 43 Operation Deep Freeze. His duty there was to escort various VIPs through the ice. He would spend three out of four weeks on the ice and the other week he would be in New Zealand getting ready for the next group of VIPs. At the time he would also take guest to the South Pole and Byrd Station for visits. During the boreal summer, it was light twenty-four hours. This made keeping a schedule tough but they would put blankets over the windows to create some darkness and the cooks kept a regular schedule which helped also. During his command in Antarctica, Welch had many accomplishments. While there, he was selected by the United States Ambassador to Australia to represent the U.S. in the Coral Sea Celebration in 1971. He was sent to Tonga to convince the King of Tonga not to visit Antarctica, and he accompanied the first women scientists in Antarctica. He was also responsible for establishing a flag for each of the signatory nations in the Antarctic Treaty around the South Pole. He retired from the Navy but then took a job with the Association of Universities for Research and Astronomy in Tucson, Arizona. After five years, AURA moved back to D.C. so he retired again and stayed in Tucson. Major Topics 1. Became Commander of Task Force 43 Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica. 2. Life there; tough keeping a schedule due to boreal summer (24 hours of daylight). 3. Occasionally took VIP guests to South Pole or Byrd Station. 4. In 1971, U.S. Ambassador to Australia selected him to represent U.S. in Coral Sea Celebration. 5. Accompanied the first women scientists in Antarctica. 6. Established a flag for each of the nations that were a signatory to the Antarctic Treaty. 1. Dr. Tom Jones-pp.2 2. David Elliot-pp.4-6 3. Dr, Peter Barrett-pp.4 4. Dr. Ned Colbert-pp.5 5. Dr. Jim Kitchen-pp.5 6. Larry Gould–pp.5-6 7. Yar Patrisian-pp.7 8. Louie Nizer-pp.11 9. Mary-pp.11-14,17,23 10. Lord Casey-pp.13 11. King of Tonga-pp.13 12. Dr. Rich Penny-pp.13 13. Hiley Solozi-pp.14 14. Dr. Lois Jones-pp.14-15 15. Pete Anderson-pp.14 16. Dr. Mahooney-pp.15 17. Douglas Mawson-pp.16 18. Max Conrad-pp.16 19. General Wes Morland-pp.19 20. Admiral Fotte-pp.19
              Interview of Harold Leinbach by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of Harold Leinbach by Brian Shoemaker Leinbach, Harold Dr. Leinbach had an interest in astronomy from an early age. His fascination led him to pursue studies in astronomy at the University of Maryland, South Dakota, and at Cal Tech, where he received his master’s degree. At the University of Alaska, the Geophysical Observatory staff resigned leaving a shortage. This convinced Leinbach to apply to the Geophysical Institute. He got the job and moved to Alaska to work on projects observing the aurora. He talks about various ways to document and view them. Leinbach was drafted in 1953 and assigned to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal where his group was responsible for the manufacture of nerve gas. He conducted testing to see if the nerve gas was good or bad. After his discharge in 1956, he went back to the Geophysical Institute. In the summer of 1956, he helped to develop a new instrument for measuring ionospheric opacity called the riometer. In October 1957, he traveled to King Solomon and Unalaska to gather data with the riometer. Leinbach talks about his experiences there. The Geophysical Institute also gave the riometers to other colleges as well as Sweden. The institute installed riometers at the Air Force in Thule, Farewell, and Fort Yukon. While working for the Geophysical Institute, Leinbach was also pursuing a Ph.D. in geophysics. The Geophysical Institute was involved in researching and publishing papers about their measurements and their findings on polar cap absorption. They were invited by the University of Iowa to show the warnings of the occurrence of the events by the riometer data. He talks about the experiments that went on there as well as the results. Leinbach mentions a major polar cap absorption event on May 14th, 1959 in Minnesota. This event received major recognition and press. He describes the increase in technology that increased the amount of solar information available and generated interest about the subject. After finishing his thesis in 1962, he received a job at the University of Iowa. For four years at Iowa, Leinbach was involved in a variety of projects. After that, Leinbach moved to Boulder and worked for the Space Environment Laboratory of NOAA. During his career, one of his experiments entailed making artificial auroras. He retired in 1993. • Leinbach’s professional career began with his childhood interest in astronomy. • He began college at the University of Maryland and after a year transferred to South Dakota State College. • Began observing and drawing sun spot activity daily while in South Dakota. • When in South Dakota Leinbach joined the American Association of Variable Star Observers. • Leinbach built a spectrohelioscope in the summer of 1949 in order to graduate from South Dakota. • Leinbach enrolled in Cal Tech in 1949 and graduated in 1950 with his Master’s Degree. • Leinbach received his job at the Geographical Institute at the University of Alaska after graduating from Cal Tech. • In 1953 Leinbach was drafted and assigned to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado where nerve gas was manufactured. • Leinbach was discharged January of 1956 and returned to the Geographical Institute where he became involved with the cosmic radio study program. • During the summer of 1956 Leinbach worked with George Swenson on the design of the riometer. • Record-breaking solar flares occurred on February 23, 1956. • By February 1957 the riometer was complete and commercial units were built and distributed through out that year. • In October 1957 Leinbach and a team went to King Solomon and Dutch Harbor to install a riometer and auroral radar equipment. • Another riometer unit was installed in Thule for the Air Force, which they called the geopole station, this station was critical for monitoring polar cap absorption. • In 1956 Leinbach began working on his PhD. jointly with the University of Alaska and the Institute. • In January of 1958 Leinbach and Gordon Little published the first major paper out of the Geophysical Institute called “Some Measurements of High Latitude Ionospheric Absorption Using Extraterrestrial Radio Waves.” • Collaboration with NASA helped NASA measure the mass of solar proton waves in order to protect its astronauts, satellites and shuttles from dangerous radiation. • Riometers were never patented. • Leinbach finally received his PhD. in 1962. • Leinbach joined Van Allen’s team at the University of Iowa. • Leinbach moved to Boulder, Colorado in June of 1966 where he finished his career with the Space Environment Laboratory of NOAA. • Leinbach retired in 1993. • Neil Hines-pp.3,4 • Jessie Greenstein-pp.4 • Pierre St. Amand-pp.4 • Terrence Moore-pp.5 • Bill Wilson-pp.5 • Jim Heppner-pp.5,6,7 • _____ Strermer-pp.7 • Dr. Louis Hermann-pp.8 • Dr. Chris Elvie-pp.8,9,11 • Prof. Sidney Chapman-pp.10,22 • C. Gordon Little-pp.10,11,13,24,33,39 • Neil Davis-pp.11,22 • George Swenson-pp.12,13 • Bob Merrick-pp.13 • Nate Worman-pp.13 • Rev. Keith Wethern-pp.17,18,19 • Dick Shoop-pp.18 • Norm Sanders-pp.18,19 • Shin Akasofu-pp.22 • Bob Leonard-pp.22 • George Reid-pp.22,24,30,39 • Dana Bailey-pp.22,23 • Gordon Barnes-pp.23,24 • John Simpson-pp.25 • John Winkler-pp.26 • James Van Allen-pp.26 • Walter Sullivan-pp.31 • Larry Gould-pp.31 • Bill Berrnstein-pp.36 • Jack Gosling-pp.40 • Bob Brown-pp.40,41
              Interview of Edward M. Ward by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of Edward M. Ward by Brian Shoemaker Ward, Edward M., 1918-2004 Commander Edward Ward was the first Commanding Officer of VXE-6, the naval aviation group that was involved in exploration of Antarctica in the 1950s. Ward had been interested in aviation from his early youth. In 1938 he joined the Marine Corps Reserve, but two years later entered the Navy to attend flight school, his primary interest. He graduated from flight school in May 1941. In September 1941, he married Marilyn Hesser Ward, though at the time officers in his program were forbidden to marry, so he kept the arrangement secret. Initially he expected to be assigned to a carrier, but instead he was sent to Pensacola to attend Instructor’s School. After graduation, as the war began, he was assigned to a PBY squadron, and flew many anti-submarine flights. Later he served on Okinawa, and as the war ended, briefly in Japan. Ward applied for, and was granted, a regular navy commission. His first assignment in the regular navy was to Point Barrow, Alaska, where in May 1946, he began to fly a PBY as part of an aerial magnetometer survey, the Special Alaskan Magnetic Survey (SPAM). He made magnetometer flights with scientists from the US Coast and Geodetic Survey team to Kodiak, Umiak, and to Petroleum Reserve No. 4, which then included the entire north coast of Alaska. From the air they were seeking indications of oil deposits. Their major discovery was Prudhoe Bay, recognized, in later years, as the largest oil field in North America. Ward also had some close contacts with the local Eskimo community, despite the fact such contacts were discouraged because of the high incidence of tuberculosis among the natives. His SPAM assignment ended in August 1946, but it would prove to be the start of a lifetime of involvement with the polar regions. In early 1947 Ward made other magnetometer aerial surveys of the Aleutian Trench, including dormant volcanoes, such as Great Sitkin, that dominated the entrance to Adak. He also flew from Adak to Midway and Wake Islands, to do aerial surveys of Bikini and Enewetak atolls. In September 1947, he flew home to Alameda aboard the huge Mars seaplane, the world’s largest commercial seaplane. In early 1949 Ward was sent to GCA (Ground Control Approach) School, but soon received different orders to Military Air Transport Service (MATS) with the Air Force. This was excellent duty, but temporary, and in October 1950, he returned to Alaska to participate in Ski Jump I, which among other things, involved landing an R4D on skis on sea ice on the Arctic Ice Cap to do oceanographic research. Except for Sir Hubert Wilkins, who had earlier crash landed on the sea ice, no one had ever done this before. Ward and his crew stayed at the Naval Arctic Research Lab (NARL) at Barrow. There were three officers and several high ranking enlisted men in his crew, and included photographers and radiomen. They transported civilian oceanographers from Wood’s Hole. Their challenge was to find suitable, safe landing sites on smooth sea ice. These were provided by the “leads,” or areas of open seas that had recently refrozen. Their first landing was successful, and Ward and scientists from Wood’s Hole started immediately to set up Oceanographic Station No. 1. The location was approximately 280 miles due north of Barrow. Using an ordinary chain saw, the scientists drilled a square hole in the ice, through which a 10,000 foot cable could be lowered to the bottom of the ocean to measure temperature and salinity, take depth soundings, and collect bottom samples. The men set up a tent, but slept aboard the plane. Ideally the ice should be three feet thick for a safe landing. All landings were made on wheels, not skis. During their first year of operation, Ward and his colleagues established twelve ice stations between March and June 1951, as part of Operation Ski Jump I. About a year later Ward returned to the Arctic in February 1952, as part of Ski Jump II. It was a larger, more ambitious enterprise, using three planes rather than one, two P2V’s, and an R4D. Twice the P2V’s had engine failure, and multiple oil leaks. The men were cautioned to look out for polar bears, and carried carbines in case of an attack. None ever occurred. Typically Ward and his colleagues could make two ice landings on a single day, but occasionally they would remain at a site for a day or longer. Large bladders filled with fuel were deposited at several locations, but it was found that direct refueling from another plane worked best. On a planned trip to the North Pole Ward’s R4D, running low on fuel, landed on a less than ideal ice cap. Another pilot, carrying fuel, landed a P2V, but his plane was damaged in the landing. Fortunately repairs were made, the R4D refueled, and the P2V returned safely to base. Unfortunately, Ward’s plane was damaged in takeoff, lost a prop, and the men found themselves in a survival situation 800 miles north of Barrow in one of the most remote places in the world. Nobody knew where they were, and radio communication did not work. After two days the radio man established contact with an amateur ham radio operator who notified the Navy of the location and plight of the damaged aircraft. After nearly a week Jack Cooley, a pilot, found the downed plane and returned the nine men safely to Barrow. But plans for a flight to the North Pole were scrapped. The R4D plane was abandoned. Soon Operation Ski Jump II was concluded. It had led to the creation of six additional oceanographic ice stations, making a total of 18 for both Ski Jump I and II. After two brief postings, in July 1953 Ward was assigned to the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D.C. The next year a chance encounter with Admiral Byrd gave Ward an opportunity to indicate his interest in an Antarctic assignment. Thanks to a timely intervention by President Eisenhower, funding was found for another expedition. Captain (soon to be Admiral) George Dufek, USN, brought back from retirement, was placed in charge, and Ward volunteered to accompany him to Antarctica. This was the beginning of Operation Deep Freeze I. Ward was named as the Air Operations officer. Dufek provided strong leadership, and Admiral Byrd, also recalled from retirement, was named Officer in Charge of Antarctic Programs, a glorified title for his role as a consultant. Herb “Trigger” Hawkes was named Chief of Air Operations by Dufek for Deep Freeze I, and he recruited various other team members. As it happened, the Secretary of the Navy rejected Hawkes as Chief of Air Operations. Ward replaced him temporarily as Commander, but four months later Gordon Ebbe became the Skipper of the Squadron. Commander Ward, stationed at the time at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent, Maryland, conferred frequently with Admiral Dufek, and worked to recruit additional members of Deep Freeze I. Harry Hedblom, Commander, USN, was recruited as Senior Flight Surgeon. Hal Kolp, Marine Lt. Colonel, was named Executive Officer of VX-6. As it happened, Ward was not able to participate in Deep Freeze I in Antarctica. Shortly before his planned departure his wife, Marilyn, faced a dangerous medical situation caused by a caesarian birth. Consequently, Ward was named Officer in Charge of the Patuxent Detachment so that he could remain at home close to his wife. Those who participated in Deep Freeze I recorded many significant accomplishments, including some of the first long-range reconnaissance flights in the R5D. Joe Entrigen piloted the first airplane to land at McMurdo after a long international flight. Later he made a long flight toward the magnetic South Pole. Hank Jorda and Jack Donavan, accompanied by Gordon Ebbe, flew Admiral Byrd to the South Pole, his last visit there. Back home, one of Ward’s responsibilities at Patuxent was to line up planes for the expedition. Two planes connected to Deep Freeze I crashed; an Otter in Antarctica, and a P2V in the Brazilian jungle not far from Manaus. Fortunately, all crew members from both flights were rescued. Ward was able to participate in Deep Freeze II. He flew to McMurdo via Hawaii, Fiji, and New Zealand. The final leg of the flight, on October 17, 1955, from Christchurch to McMurdo, was the “worst flight” he ever made in his entire career. On part of the trip they flew through blizzard conditions. Minutes before they landed, a second plane, a P2V, crashed on the runway. Four crewmen were killed on that flight. Virtually out of fuel Ward successfully landed his own plane. The next day Ward was named to write the formal accident report on the crashed P2V. Soon he was busy making various flights, including three long-range R4D flights over the South Pole and beyond, to do trimetrogon photography. His flights were the first ever made to these locations. Hank Hanson was his co-pilot, Dick Swadener his navigator. He also flew an Otter several times to Marble Point although he never landed there. Admiral Dufek had some interest in possibly constructing a permanent base there. Gus Shinn, pilot, and “Trigger” Hawkes, co-pilot, made the first landing at the South Pole on October 30, 1956. Admiral Dufek and Doug Cordiner sat in the back as passengers. Ward himself landed at the Pole on November 30, 1956. Construction started soon thereafter by the Seabees on the first base at the South Pole. The Air Force used C-124’s to drop supplies. In February, 1957, Ward, and others, including Shinn and Cordiner, were flown out to the sea plane tender, USS Glacier, for the trip back to New Zealand; from there they flew home to Quonset Point aboard an R5D. He did not participate in Deep Freeze III. Instead he was named Commanding Officer of VU4, a utility squadron based at Chincoteague, Virginia. He managed various kinds of aircraft including drones. Later he had several different commands. For his polar achievements Ward was named an Honorary Member of the American Polar Society. Major Topics Aerial surveys in late 1940’s for oil sites on north coast of Alaska Operations Ski Jump I (1950) and Ski Jump II in Alaska (1952) Construction of 18 research stations on ice floes in early 1950’s Capability and features of various military aircraft in 1950’s Operation Deep Freeze II in Antarctica (1955-56) Recollections about numerous Navy pilots and personnel from 1950’s and 1960’s Key Names Bower, Dick, Seabee who built South Pole station, p. 148 Bower, Paul, p. 103 Brewer, Max, pp. 65-66 Brower, Tom, pp. 30-31 Butler, Smedley D., Marine Corps General, p. 5 Byrd, Richard, Admiral, pp. 1, 42, 44, 90-91, 116-117, 161 Canham, Dave, Lt. Commander, USN, Seabees, p. 138 Carey, Dave, USN pilot, p. 137 Cooley, Jack, pp. 69-70, 70-80, 86-88 Cordiner, Doug, USN pilot, pp. 118, 129-130, 149, 153 Crary, Bert, pp. 66-67 Dietrich, Henry, USN Captain, pp. 93, 95 Disney, Walt, pp. 99-100 Donovan, Jack, USN pilot, p. 116 Dufek, George, USN Captain (and later Admiral), pp. 93-104, 109-110, 121, 127, 142-44, 149, 153 Ebbe, Gordon, pp. 16-17, 52-53, 64-5, 106-108, 112-113, 116, 121, 129, 137, 144, 154 Eielson, Ben, Navy pilot, p. 43 Eisenhower, Dwight, pp. 91-92 Entrigen, Joe, USN pilot, pp. 114-116 Fletcher, Joe, pp. 77-78, 86 Frankiewicz, Eddie, USN pilot, pp. 122, 148 GCA, Ground Control Approach, Navy radar landing system, pp. 40-41 Gould, Larry, pp. 91, 97, 101 Hanson, Hank, USN pilot, pp. 139-142 Hawkes, Herb “Trigger”, Chief of Air Operations for Deepfreeze I, pp. 19, 104, 111, 114, 137-139, 149 Hedblom, Harry, Commander, USN, p. 109 Holmes, John, Senior scientist from Wood’s Hole, pp. 59, 63, 67, 71 Jorda, Hank, USN pilot, p. 116 Keller, Fred, scientist, pp. 12-13, 19, 24, 34 Kielhorn, Bill, Coast Guard reserve officer, p. 66 Kolp, Hal, Marine Lt. Col., pp. 103, 113-114 McHale, [?], Navy Chief, pilot, pp. 63, 82, 88 Mirabito, John, pp. 129-130 Morehead, Dave, Lt. JG, Navy navigator, pp. 49-50 Ogle, John, Navy Commander at Attu, pp. 35-36 Otti, Charlie, USN pilot, pp. 120, 124 Pendergraff, Penny, pp. 104-05 Sabolik, Pete, Eskimo friend of Ward, p. 28 Shinn, Gus, pp. 103-04, 118, 146, 149-150, 153 Siple, Paul, pp. 2, 91, 138, 148 Sterling, Stu, Navy officer, pp. 41-41 Swadener, Dick, USN navigator, pp. 131, 142, 149 Torbert, Jack, USN pilot, pp. 111, 120, 124 Ward, Marilyn Hester, wife of Edward Ward, pp. 8-10, 112-113 Weigand, Rudy, p. 103 Wein, Sig, Eskimo bush pilot, pp. 29-30 Wilkins, Sir Hubert, Arctic explorer, pp 43, 66 Winkler, Tom, USN navigator, p. 120 Woodward, Edward, Navy pilot, pp. 45, 49-50, 88 Worthington, Val, pilot, pp. 67, 71
              Interview of Alan H. Shapley by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of Alan H. Shapley by Brian Shoemaker Shapley, Alan H. Dr. Alan Shapley began his long polar career in Alaska, where he worked for several years during the late 1940’s on ionospheric and radio research at the Central Radio Propagation Laboratory (CRPL) in Anchorage. He also spent time in Washington, D.C. with the newly created Geophysical Institute. His duties required various trips by C-46’s in Alaska, including Fairbanks, Barrow, Anchorage, and the Aleutian Islands. In 1949 Lloyd Berkner, James Van Allen, and others advocated establishment of another Polar Geophysical Year in 1957-58. The First Polar Year was in 1882-83; the Second Polar Year in 1932-33. Given the major scientific advances of more recent years, especially during WWII, it seemed reasonable to begin soliciting support from various international scientific organizations for a Third Polar Year. But soon the plans expanded from a primarily Polar emphasis to a much more broadly conceived global scientific enterprise. Thus the International Geophysical Year (IGY) was born. Among the disciplines included were geomagnetism, cosmic rays, solar activity, the ionosphere, seismology, gravity, and satellites. Certain days, called World Days, were designated for special emphasis on specific topics, such as geomagnetic storms and northern lights. Shapley was named Reporter for World Days. Much of the preliminary planning and organization for the IGY was done by the US Committee for the International Geophysical Year. Shapley was appointed Vice Chairman of this committee; Joseph Kaplan, Professor of Physics at UCLA, was the Chairman. Various senior people from other disciplines were also named. Among the innovations created for IGY was creation of the World Data Centers for sharing results of scientific findings from the various projects. Shapley recalls some of the details of planning for the Antarctic phase of IGY. Lloyd Berkner was a strong advocate for a new program there. Other important advocates were Larry Gould, President of Carleton College, and Harry Wexler. An early decision to establish the Byrd Station in Marie Byrd Land proved to have been based on faulty scientific observations. Shapley suggested establishing another research Station at the South Pole. After initially refusing, the Navy agreed that when the time came, it would transport at its own expense the scientists and their equipment as far as McMurdo Sound, a logistics base, and an area that was then claimed by New Zealand. Political sensitivities later caused problems and limited certain research endeavors. Much of the funding for the Antarctic project came from the newly created National Science Foundation. Hugh Audeshaw and Shapley prepared most of the detailed budget requests. Annual meetings of CSAGI, known as plenary sessions, were held for several years. There was a large one in Rome in 1954; the last one was in Moscow in 1958. In addition, special Antarctic conferences were held. There was also a special Antarctic Committee; Larry Gould was the Chair. Shapley was a member from the beginning. He also chaired the working group on communications. An essential component of an Antarctic program was a sound radio communication network, especially for collecting and transmitting weather data. Unfortunately there were various political sensibilities that complicated, but did not ultimately prevent, such communications. The Chileans refused to transmit any data through Argentine stations and vice versa. The British would not cooperate with the Argentines and vice versa. Nobody trusted the Russians. Shapley devised a system that mainly allowed scientists to work around these problems. Ultimately, “Weather Central” was created, and the weather data flowed openly. Shapley offers miscellaneous, incidental, personal comments about various people who had some connection to the Antarctic program. Among those mentioned were Tom Jones, Mort Turner, George Toney, Bert Crary, Gordon McHugh Robbin, and Phil Smith. Some of the many international conferences are also mentioned in passing. Shapley went to Antarctica in December 1958 and visited several bases. He made a brief second trip to Antarctica in 1969 and a final trip, including the South Pole, in 1970. Shapley believes the various programs were successful, in particular, the post-IGY creation of the World Data Centers. Major Topics The International Geophysical Year, 1957-58 (IGY) Planning for the Third Polar Year (IGY) at various levels Contributions of key personnel to Antarctic research International frictions that complicated scientific projects Assessment of IGY and Third Polar Year, 1957-1958 Shapley’s pre and post-Antarctica career in Alaska and elsewhere Key Names Appleton, Sir Edward, Nobel prize winner for ionospheric discoveries, p. 5 Audeshaw, Hugh, major leader of IGY in Antarctica, pp. 15-18, 24-25 Crary, Bert, pp. 27-28 Berkner, Lloyd, major leader of IGY and Antarctic expedition, pp. 4-6, 10-11, 27 CRPL, Central Radio Propagation Laboratory, pp. 1-2 Dufek, Admiral George, pp. 19, 24 Gould, Larry, pp. 11-12, 18-19 Kaplan, Joseph, Chair of the US Committee for the IGY, pp. 8 Seaton, Stewart, first Director of Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 2 Van Allen, James, physicist, p. 4 Waterman, Allan, Director of the National Science Foundation, pp. 16-17 Wexler, Harry, Chief Scientist for the Antarctic Program, pp. 12-13, 30
              Interview of Norbert Untersteiner by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of Norbert Untersteiner by Brian Shoemaker Untersteiner, Norbert, 1926- Dr. Untersteiner was raised in Austria. In 1931, his father took him to Spitsbergen. This trip and reading books about explorers of the polar regions influenced him to work in polar regions. He describes life in Austria under the Nazis. After World War II, he was employed by the American Occupation Troops to run errands after living in difficult conditions in Vienna. He was a student at the University of Vienna, and then transferred to the University of Innsbruck. In the summer, he worked with the Austrian Alpine Club to survey glaciers. After completing his doctorate in geophysics and astronomy, he accepted an apprenticeship with a Vienna radio station. After becoming an assistant at the University, Dr. Untersteiner was involved in a heat balance study, and in foliation studies in the Alps. He was a member of a team to study heat balance, moisture balance, and radiation on mountains in East Pakistan. After difficulties in obtaining a position, he was employed by the University of Washington, for the U. S. Northern Hemisphere Glaciology Program. Many studies on mountain glaciers and on ice floes are described in detail. The various problems of delivering supplies by airplanes are included. The problems of evacuating people and supplies from an ice floe (Ice Station Alpha) that is breaking up were challenging. On Ice Station Alpha II, he and his associates made physical measurements for a complete one year cycle. From some of this work, the Ekman Spiral was developed. Dr. Untersteiner used this data for a comprehensive paper on heat and mass balance of melt ice. Conditions at ARLIS II are compared to others. U.S. Submarines and Russian submarines added mystery to the work of a few persons on Ice Station Alpha II. The development of AIDJEX (The Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment) started in the late 1960s. After a short stay as Director of the Office of Ocean Programs for NOAA, he returned to the University of Washington as Director of the Polar Science Center. Before leaving AIDJEX in 1978, he received a grant to start the Arctic Data Buoy Program. In 1988, Dr. Untersteiner accepted the position of chairman of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and retired in 1997. In 1992, he accepted membership on the U.S.A. Environmental Task Force to advise the CIA. Later, it was converted to MEDEA. He cites some work of MEDEA. He summarizes some of the early history of the Polar Research Board, National Research Councils and the usefulness of the meetings. He was in charge of the research plan for the Hansen Drift Station established by the International Research Council. In 1999, he accepted the position of Chapman Professor of Physical Science at the University of Alaska. In conclusion, he said “it was a very good time to be a scientist.” Major Topics 1. Early interest in polar studies kindled by a trip to Spitsbergen when he was five years old. 2. He describes living conditions at the University of Vienna for students after 1945. 3. His first position was weather forecaster for a radio station. 4. Early work studying ice melt is discussed. 5. Difficulty in conducting research and living on an ice floe is discussed. 6. The moving ice of the glacier made it necessary to more the Jamesways, and to build a new runway. The Jamesways were difficult to move. 7. The purpose of the camp on the glacier was to make measurements for a one year cycle. 8. He describes an incident with some crew members of a US submarine on the Ice Station Alpha. 9. The development of a Geophysics Department is described. 10. His role in designing the mission of AIDJEX is summarized. Cooperation with other research groups made the program more comprehensive. 11. He became Director of the Office of Ocean Programs for NOAA. He describes his disappointment with the position and returned to his faculty position in Seattle, and became Director of the Polar Science Center. 12. In the 1990s, he accepted a position on an Environmental Task Force which involved advising the CIA and a member of MEDEA. Key Individuals Mentioned 1. His father, _____ Untersteiner, M.D.—p.1, 2, 3 2. Richard Fensterwalter—p.7 3. Professor Viatorres—p.7 4. Professor Schotts—p.7 5. Professor Heinz von Ficker—p.8, 9 6. Herfried Hoinkes—p.10 7. Hans Almann—p.10 8. Karl Christian Wallen—p.10 9. Walter Schawarzacher—p.11, 14 10. Bullock Workman—p.11 11. Heinrich Herald—p.12 12. Walter Brendel—p.13 13. Alfred Hoikes—p.13 14. Colin Bull—p.14 15. David Elliott—p.14 16. Robert Sharp—p.14, 15 17. Bert Crary—p.15, 17, 89 18. Mildred Crary—p.19 19. Harry Wexler—p.15, 16 20. Richard Hubley—p.16, 23 21. Chuck Sterns—p. 17 22. Phil Church—p.18, 22, 31, 41, 42, 108 23. Arne Hansen—p.18, 20, 35, 36, 38, 43, 46 24. Joe Fletcher—p.19, 57, 60, 70, 90, 91 25. Father Tom Cunningham—p.19 26. Fritz Awe—p.19, 23, 28 27. Morris Davidson—p.20, 77 28. Ken Hunkins—p.20, 22, 28, 37, 38, 39, 40, 56, 57 29. Terrence McDonald—p.20, 84 30. Lt. Colonel Stromquist—p.20 31. Joe Smith—p.20 32. Joseph Bilotta—p.20 33. Brian Freeman—p.20, 21 34. John Sader—p.24 35. Charlie Keeler—p.24 36. Tom English—p.26, 37 37. Frank Badgley—p.28 38. Bill Campbell—p.29, 36 39. George Cvijanovich—p.35 40. Walfried Ekman—p.38, 39, 40 41. Wieland Bieckness (?)—p.39 42. Hal Brayton—p.43 43. Max Brewer—p.44, 45, 53 44. Art Leckenbrook—p.46 45. Lawson Brigham—p.47 46. Major Joe Belota—p.48, 49 47. Jack Calvert—p.49 48. Sir Hubert Wilkins—p.52, 53 49. Lowell Thomas Sr.—p.52, 53, 54 50. Peter Froekin—p.52, 53 51. Bernt Balchen —p.53, 54 52. Prof. Charles Raymond—p.55 53. Allen Thorndike—p.55, 70, 71, 80 54. Gary Baker—p.55 55. Sam Kolbeck—p.55 56. Walt Whitman—p.55, 92 57. Admiral Bowen —p.57 58. Richard Goodie—p.58 59. Suki Manave—p.58, 62 60. Brooks Brian—p.58 61. Ned Ostenso—p.58, 62, 74 62. Bill Swenbeck—p.58 63. Dick Waters—p.59 64. Ross Burent—p.59, 60 65. Kurt Bryan—p.62, 63 66. Bert Boleen—p.63 67. John Kutzba—p.63 68. Joe Smagerinski—p.63 69. Jule Charney—p.63 70. Admiral Tom Owen—p. 65, 66, 67 71. Brian Shoemaker—p.1, 52, 64, 68, 69, 100 72. Dick Schauss—p.68, 69 73. Admiral Geiger—p.71, 72, 94, 96 74. Admiral Bachokle—p.72 75. Waldo Ryan—p.72, 73 76. Elliott Weinberg—p.74 77. Ferris Webster—p.74, 76 78. George Beckman—p.77, 82 79. Drew Rothrock—p.71, 77 80. Jamie Morrison—p.77 81. Dick Trobridge—p.77 82. Reid Parmutter—p.77 83. Jim Evans—p.77 84. Gary Macutt—p.77 85. Tom Grenfell—p.77 86. Bob Brown—p.70, 77 87. Ben Vogel—p.78 88. Bo Buck—p.78, 79 89. Roger Colony—p.78 90. Jim Baker—p.80, 81, 82 91. Ross Heath—p.82 92. Gordon McDonald—p.84 93. Al Gore—p.84 94. Walter Monk—p.85 95. Rita Coburn—p.88 96. Larry Gould—p.89 97. Paul Palmeroy—p.89 98. Nick Washburn—p.89 99. Bill Keel—p.89 100. Tom Jones—p.90, 91 101. Bob Rutford—p.71, 91 102. Ed. Todd—p.91, 97 103. Peter Wilkness—p.91, 92 104. Sherry Abbott—p.91, 92 105. Trishnakov—p.95 106. Ron McGregor—p.96, 97 107. Max Britten—p.96 108. Sydney Chapman—p.100, 109 109. Keith Roncort—p.100 110. Dr. Sofoo—p.101
              Interview of Mort D. Turner by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of Mort D. Turner by Brian Shoemaker Turner, Mort D. Dr. Turner graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in Geology in the Department of Mining in the College of Engineering. The Army Reserve permitted him to complete his college degree before going to Aberdeen Proving Grounds. At Aberdeen, Edwin Hubble assigned Mort to the exterior ballistics division, where his primary task was to photograph projectiles flying through the air. Later, he worked with Dr. Goddard in tracking rockets. Dr. Turner helped survey the White Sands Proving Ground and worked with Dr. Werner von Braun. After leaving the army, Dr. Turner earned an M.S. in Geology and did the field work in Puerto Rico. Before completing his thesis, he accepted a position with the State Geological Survey in San Francisco. After a few years, he accepted a position as the State Geologist of Puerto Rico. In 1959, Dr. Turner joined the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs as a project officer. He served in many capacities until his retirement in 1985. It was considered desirable for him to have a Ph.D. He studied in the Department of Geology at Kansas and used his Puerto Rico work for part of the thesis. Upon return to NSF, he was in charge of geology and geophysics and recruited many of the important scientists during this time. Dr. Turner discusses the problems of maintaining research projects when the budget is cut. He also discusses some of the ice core storage problems. In the 1960s and 1970s, the research projects tended toward large groups. It became difficult to convince scientists to do projects in Antarctic. The Bureau of Mines was interested in identifying and locating mineral deposits. Dr. Turner observed that bureaucracy increased under the Nixon administration. The Navy resisted the sending of women scientists to Antarctica. The Navy did not want a scientist from the University of Venezuela to go because he was on the wrong side in the Spanish Civil War. Upon Dr. Turner’s retirement from NSF in 1985, he went to the University of Colorado in Boulder. Major Topics 1. Dr. Turner’s educational background. 2. His work for Edwin Hubble at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. 3. He photographed the flights of rockets developed by Dr. Goddard. 4. As an employee of California State Geological Survey he worked on industrial minerals. 5. His position as State Geologist in Puerto Rico. 6. National Science Foundation Office of Antarctic Programs. 7. The pressure to earn a Ph.D. the selection of Kansas, and how his work was handled at NSF are described. 8. The discovery of various fossils in Antarctica supported the continental drift theory. 9. Bureaucracy grew under President Nixon. 10. The transition from Navy to NSF funding is discussed. Key Individuals Mentioned 1. Edwin Hubble – p.2 2. Dr. Edgerton – p.2 3. Dr. Goddard – p.3 4. Dr. Werner von Braun – p.4 5. Laura Pérezy Mendez – p.4, 20 6. Tom Jones – p.6, 8, 16, 21, 34, 36, 41, 42 7. George Toney – p.7, 8, 41 8. Phil Smith – p.7, 8, 41, 42 9. President Eisenhower – p.7 10. John Mullingan – p.10, 29 11. Ed Zeller – p.10, 11, 15, 17, 19, 29 12. Ernie Angino – p.10 13. Bob Nichols – p.11 14. Charles Bentley – p.13 15. John Behrendt – p.13, 30 16. Cassidy – p.13 17. Harry Hess – p.17, 23 18. Frank Foley – p.17 19. Berty Crary – p.19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 42 20. George Llano – p.17, 41 21. Bernie Lettow – p.19 22. Joanne Church Dort – p.20 23. Lamont – p.21, 23, 25 24. Bob Dietz – p.23 25. Ed Thiel – p.24 26. Chet Langley – p.26 27. Gorden Robin – p.27 28. Lyle McGinnis – p.31 29. David Elliott – p.33, 35 30. Ned Colbert – p.33 31. Scott – p.36 32. Larry Frakes – p.36, 40 33. John Crowell – p.36 34. Finn Ronne – p.38 35. Jerry Huffman – p.41 36. Helen Gerasimou – p.42 37. Cruxent – p.45 38. Mary Alice McWhinney – p.46
              Interview of Colin Bull by Brian Shoemaker        
    Interview of Colin Bull by Brian Shoemaker Bull, Colin Dr. Bull was born in Birmingham, England, grew up in Herefordshire, and became a U.S. citizen in mid-1970s. When he was young, Dr. Bull read books regarding on Antarctic expeditions such as “South with Scott,” by Evans and “Mid-Ice” by Georgi on Wegener Greenland Expedition, which impressed him deeply. Dr. Bull attributes his interest in the polar regions to his association with Scott Expedition members – Fritz Loewe, Georgi and Sorge. Dr. Bull received his PhD at Birmingham University in Condensed Matter Physics in 1951. Dr. Bull went on his first polar expedition to Spitsbergen in 1951 under Sir Raymond Priestley’s patronage. He also volunteered for the British North Greenland Expedition led by Commander C. J. W. Simpson between 1952 and 1954. During this period, he, Mike Banks and Taffy Oakley attempted to measure the thickness of the ice by gravity in the areas of St. John’s Fjord in Prince Charles Foreland. They traversed North Greenland for their magnetic recording, and he calls it “the slowest traverse of Greenland on record.” When he came back to England, he lectured about the expedition and edited a book on the subject, which eventually became Venture to the Arctic, published by Penguin. A couple of books about the expedition were written by the members: North Ice by the leader Simpson and High Arctic by Mike Banks. He also went on the expedition to Norway to the Austerdalsbrae Glacier in 1955, and then 1958-1959, South Victoria Land, and 1960-1961, Sukkertoppen. In 1963-64, he went to Byrd Station and participated on the traverse out to the Whitmore Mountains. In 1956 he married. Shortly afterward, he departed for New Zealand in order to take a lecturer position at Wellington University. Upon his arrival, Dr. Bull organized the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctica Expedition. The members of the first New Zealand Antarctica expedition of 1958-1959 led by Dr. Bull included Peter Webb, Barrie McKelvey, and Dick Barwick. Their research was conducted in the Dry Valleys near McMurdo. Dr. Bull named the Wright Valley after Sir Charles Seymour Wright of the Scott Expedition. Bull Pass, the McKelvey Valley, Webb Glacier and the Barwick Valley were named by this expedition. While in New Zealand he made a concerted effort to take women researchers to Antarctica, but without success. Dr. Bull organized a follow-on expedition for the 1959-60 season that included a woman research member named Dawn Rodley. The U.S. Navy refused to fly her to the Dry Valleys, however. This was probably the first effort to include a woman researcher in a modern Antarctic Expedition. In March 1961 Dr. Bull took a position as visiting professor at the Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University. The position became permanent and he worked at OSU for the following 25 years. He was Director of the Institute from 1965 to 1969. He then became Chairman of the Department of Geology, and then in 1972, he became Dean of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and served on many polar boards and study groups since that time. Dr. Bull helped write the proposal to the family of Richard E. Byrd in 1972 requesting that they archive his papers at Ohio State. He promised to change the name of the Institute of Polar Studies to the Byrd Polar Research Center if they did. The family accepted and BPRC is today an established national institution. Dr. Bull sponsored many scientific expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic during this period. He is especially proud that he sponsored 14 researchers for their doctorates and imported many other high quality researchers to Ohio State. In 1969 he sponsored the first female field expedition to the Antarctic led by Dr. Lois Jones and including Kay Lindsay, Eileen McSaveney and Terry Tickhill. He has been on most polar boards including the Polar Research board, and was also Chairman of the SCAR Working Group on Glaciology. He retired in 1986 moved to Bainbridge Island Washington where he is active in the polar tourist business and collecting and selling books from the Polar Regions. He has since made eight trips to Antarctica with tourist groups. Major Topics 1. British North Greenland Expedition led by Commander C. J. W. Simpson between 1952 and 1954 2. Wright Valley and Sukkertoppen Ice Cap 3. The first female field expedition to the Antarctic 4. SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) 5. INSTAAR 6. IAATO — International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators Key Individuals Mentioned 1. Frank Debenham, physiographer on Scott’s Last Expedition and first Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, p.1 2. Herbert Ponting, photographer on Scott’s Last Expedition, p.2 3. Wilson, zoologist and artist on Scott’s Last Expedition, p.2 4. Stan Paterson, surveyor in Greenland, p.2 5. Hal Lister p.2, 15 6. Fritz Loewe, p.3, 4, 28, 29 7. Georgi, p.3, 4 8. Sorge, p.3, 4 9. Raymond Priestley, vice-chancellor of Birmingham University, p.5, 6, 19 10. Lancelot Fleming, p.8 11. Commander C. J. W. Simpson, p.8, 13 12. Taffy (Jack) Oakley, p.10 13. Roy Homard, went on Bunny Fuchs’s Transantarctic Expedition, p.11 14. Gillian Bull (Dr. Bull’s wife), p.14, 26, 27, 54 15. Bunny Fuchs, p.11. 14 16. Barrie McKelvey, p.15, 16 17. Peter Webb, p.15, 16 18. Dick Barwick, p.16, 20 19. Bob Nichols, p.21, 22 20. Bob Dawson, p.22 21. Ron Balham, p. 22 22. Ralph Wheeler, p.23 23. Ted Thorne, p.23 24. Bob Clark, p.23 25. Dufek, p.24, 25. 26. Tyree, p.24, 25 27. Dawn Rodley, later became Dawn Beck, p. 23, 24, 25, 26 28. Dick Goldthwait, p.26, 27, 30, 49, 52, 54 29. David Elliot, p.30, 49, 50, 51 30. John Mercer, p.31, 49 31. Kaye Everett, p.31, 49, 54 32. Mainly Mort, p.31, 32, 38, 40, 51 33. Tom Jones, p.31 34. Lois Jones, p. 38, 39, 41 35. George Llano, p.31, 32 36. Lonnie Thompson, p.32, 37 37. Ian Whillans, p.33 38. Gerry Holdsworth, p.33, 34 39. Cedo Marangunic, Chilean who came from Santiago to work with Dr. Bull on the Sherman Glacier, p.33, 36 40. Wayne Hamilton, p.35, 36 41. Olav Orheim, Head of the Norwegian Polar Institute, p.36, 37, 42 42. Ann Davey, p.37, 38 43. Almut Iken, p.38 44. Kay Lindsey, p.39, 41 45. Eileen McSavenney, p.39, 41 46. Terry Tickhill, p.39 47. Paul Dalrymple, p.40, 41 48. Kelly Welsh, p.41 49. Jim Zumberge, p.43 50. Larry Gould, p.43, 52, 57 51. John Heap, p.49
              Interview of Morton J. Rubin by Dian O. Belanger        
    Interview of Morton J. Rubin by Dian O. Belanger Rubin, Morton J. Mr. Rubin was born in 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1934, he enrolled at Pennsylvania State University in the School of Chemistry and Physics. Lack of finances forced him to leave after 3 semesters and to a position as minor observer at the Weather Bureau. He enrolled in night courses at the University of Pennsylvania. He was asked to take a mercurial barometer to Admiral Byrd’s ship. Morton was excited by the various items on board. He finished his college degree at Penn State in 1942. He accepted a position with Pan American Grace Airways, setting up weather stations in Peru, Chile, and Juan Fernandez Island. Returning to the U. S. in 1948, he accepted a position with MIT doing southern hemisphere analysis. When Morton heard about the International Geophysical Year (IGY) program, he wanted to go to Antarctica. He was in charge of organizing Weather Central. After arriving in Antarctica, he helped to determine the locations of bases. He describes the difficulties in equipping the bases — both for living and for scientific research. Morton reviews some of his experiences with Russians. The had had extensive work in the polar regions. In addition to being good workers, the cooks prepared a wide variety of Russian dishes (including fresh pork). Morton enjoyed the Russian style baths. The atmospheric exchange project included heat and mass transport. The Russians had a big party after Sputnik was successful. Morton wrote an article in Russian, summarizing his year with the Russians. Morton stated that the IGY expanded his scientific horizons. Upon return to the U.S., he was in the Weather Bureau. Later he was elected president of IAMAP for two terms. He worked with the Kosen Geodetic Survey. In early 1970s, he changed from administration to being a scientist with GARP (Global Atmospheric Research Program). Morton became involved with a variety of weather projects until he was in his early 80s. Major Topics 1. The events that lead to his interest in Antarctica are described. 2. After graduation from college, he took a position with Pan American Grace to set up and run weather stations in South America. 3. At MIT, he prepared Southern hemisphere — wide weather maps. 4. Mr. Rubin was put in charge of organizing the Weather Central for IGY. 5. During his first winter in Antarctica, they used flashlights to send information in the Morse code. 6. The problems of selecting a site for weather central in 1955 are summarized. 7. He made the preparations for Antarctic Weather Central in 1956. 8. The preparations to be in charge of Weather Central and learning Russian are summarized. 9. Morton Rubin flew in a Russian plane to Vostok and describes the flight and food at the base. The methods used by the Russians to survive outside included breathing tubes. The Russians also had a wide variety of food including fresh pork. 10. The methods of obtaining water, heating for communal baths, laundry, and toilets were described. 11. Mr. Rubin calculated the heat and mass balance. 12. His interactions with the Russians during the Cold War are interesting. 13. Spending a winter in Antarctica is described. 14. Mr. Rubin was favorably impressed with the Russian scientists. 15. The Russians gave him a birthday party that included roast turkey and ice cream. 16. The IGY experience was a very stimulating time — both scientific and professionally. 17. After returning from the Antarctica, he was involved with various world organizations related to weather and environment, including being president of the Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics and the Polar Commission. 18. He describes the observational program for the first GARP Global Experiment. 1. Admiral Byrd — p.2, 10 2. Arnold Court — p.2, 11 3. Mrs. Morton Rubin — p.2 4. George Cresman — p.3 5. Harlan Sealer — p.3 6. Rene Mendez — p.3 7. Robinson Crusoe — p.3 8. ________ Vanloon — p.5 9. Harry Wechsler — p.5, 6, 7, 20, 23, 40, 57, 60, 63, 66, 73 10. Sir Gilbert Walker — p.7 11. ________ Smegerinski — p.7, 79. 12. Jose Alvarez — p.9 13. Bruce Lesky — p.9, 63 14. Bill Gibbs — p.9 15. Phil Law — p.9, 10, 38 16. Charles Withinbanks (?) — p.10 17. Richie Simmers — p.10 18. Eddie Goodale — p.10 19. Admiral Dufek — p.15, 16, 23, 35, 39, 41 20. Charles Percy Wright — p.17 21. Sir George Simpson — p.17 22. Sir Hubert Wilkins — p.17 23. _________ Priestly — p.18 24. Gordon Cartwright—p.20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 61 25. John Norvino — p.21 26. Trigger Hawk — p.21 27. Gus Hume — p.21, 39 28. Bob Stretch — p.21 29. Charlie Bentley — p.23 30. Ned Ostenso — p.23 31. Mario Givanetto — p.23 32. Larry Gould — p.23 33. George Tony — p.23 34. __________ Tolstikov — p.25, 29, 35, 36, 60 35. __________ Mann — p.25 36. Hugh Audershoi — p.26 37. Oscar Pechek — p.28 38. Guy Duwark — p.28 39. Victor Antonovich Bugaev — p.35, 60 40. John Meravido — p.36, 39 41. __________ Peror — p.38 42. Captain Cordner — p.39 43. Paul Siple — p.39 44. Buris (a Russia navigator) — p.46 45. __________ Bregmann — p.57 46. Gil Duart — p.59 47. George Grusef — p.60 48. Bob White — p.61, 66, 68 49. Bernie Lethow — p.63 50. Kirby Hason — p.63 51. Ed Flowers — p.63 52. Bert Crary — p.65 53. Allen Chapman — p.66 54. Igor Zoltikov — p.70 55. James van Allen — p.72 56. John von Neumann—p.73, 79 57. Larry Gould — p.73 58. Jules Charney — p.79
              The Abraham Lincoln Logs #144        
    Abe dishes the dirt with his first-ever HOLLYWOOD EDITION - Natalie Portman, Marion Cotilliard and THE WIRE...

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    'If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented.'

    Terror watch list surpasses 900,000 names.

    Obama memo on Hillary tax returns...

    Natalie Portman on Hillary Clinton

    Larry David on Hillary Clinton

    Marion Cotilliard on 9/11 and the moon landing.

    I can't get her back on the moon landing, but here's the dope on 9/11 re: tower 7.


              Beast gets life for shooting child ten times        
    Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest issued the following statement.

    Habitual Offender Receives Life Sentence for Shooting a Nine Year Old Child

    Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today, following a two day trial, Larry Carter IV was sentenced to serve life without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    On October 5, 2016, at approximately 2:45 a.m. the Madison County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from the Canton Garden Apartment Complex reporting that multiple rounds had been fired into an apartment and that a child had been struck by the gunfire.

    When officers arrived on the scene they immediately proceeded to the bedroom of the apartment where a 9 year old child had been shot multiple times. Law enforcement performed emergency medical care on the child until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to UMMC and underwent emergency surgery. Law enforcement later spoke with the doctors at the hospital and learned that the child had been shot ten times.

    Investigators spoke with the victim’s mother and step-father and learned that they and their three children, ages 9, 7 and 2, were in the house sleeping when they were awakened by numerous gunshots. Once the shooting stopped the parents began to check on their children and discovered that their oldest child had been shot. Law enforcement searched the perimeter of the apartment and recovered 23 spent shell casings. Officers also recovered numerous projectiles from the walls of the apartment.

    Law enforcement developed Carter as a suspect and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department where he was advised of his rights and agreed to speak with investigators.
    Carter admitted that he was the individual who had shot into the apartment. He also told law enforcement that he was a gang member and that the victim’s step-father was a member of a rival street gang. Carter said that prior to the shooting the step-father “had been disrespecting him and needed to be dealt with.” At one chilling point of the interviews, investigators reported that Carter appeared upset that no one was killed during the shooting incident. Carter admitted that he had been using ecstasy and cocaine prior to the shooting.

    Guest stated, “Carter is a terrible person who chose to shoot up an apartment where three children were sleeping because he felt that the children’s step-father was disrespectful to him. I cannot think of a better place for Carter to spend the remainder of his life than behind bars. I cannot thank the jurors of Madison County enough for holding him accountable for his actions.’

    Guest concluded, “Sheriff Randy Tucker and his team did an outstanding job putting together a rock solid case against Carter. Their investigation provided us with the evidence we needed to obtain convictions against Carter that ultimately removed him from our community. The citizens of Madison County will be safer because of the hard work of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.”

    Hobson has two prior felony convictions and was on probation at the time of these crimes. He was previously convicted of breaking into two homes in Madison County in 2011.

    District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties. For more information regarding the District Attorney’s office, follow us on Facebook, download our app or please visit www.daguest.com.

    Defendants:

    Name: Larry Charles Carter, IV
    Address: 619 Martin Luther King Drive, Canton
    Date of Birth: August 5, 1991
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              By: Cosmology in Crisis – Unger & Smolin sweeping away the metaphysical gloss. | Psybertron Asks        
    […] Purely logical (timeless) objective structural descriptions of reality overlook the value of historical “becoming” explanations (to paraphrase Mary Midgeley berating Larry Krauss). […]
              By: seev78        
    Thanks for this further description of the conference. I wish they had recorded it. I agree about Larry one-track Krauss. I've watched Laura's talk from last year, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAL1-vzMvmA a couple times. She should easily win nobel for this work, if enough people can accept it.
              Weekly Stack Episode 53 - Where is Larry Trainor?        

    Get ready for another action-packed episode of the Weekly Stack! Lucas is off doing actual work, so Josh joins Richard and Seth to discuss the week in comics! And, oh, what a week it was! They cover everything from a vigilante driven by a demon to punk rock stripper caught in a web of crime! Richard's gets to gush about the return of Shutter! Josh learns that he actually loves crime comics! And Seth tries to explain the majesty of Doom Patrol! All this and more on this new, exciting episode of the Weekly Stack! Don't miss it! Kill or be […]

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              Indie Groove w/ Larry "Lak" Henderson        
    Indie Artist Groove Rebroadcast Interview: Larry "Lak" Henderson Artist Interviews can be heard on The Sy Effect Radio Show Are you an Indie Artist and would you like to be featured on The Sy Effect ? Send your Bio/Photo/MP3 to thesyeffect@gmail.com                           Follow The Sy Effect Radio Show  Twitter -- IAMSY  Instagram - IAMSY  Facebook - The Sy Effect  Itunes- Podcast The Sy Effect  Thank you for supporting The Sy Effect Radio Show
              Hiphop Educator Larry "Lak" Henderson        
    Hip Hop artist "Lak" pronouced "Lock", has created a new sound called educational hip-hop soul music. It blends educational lyrics with underground hip-hop beats. His album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, has hit Amazon.com bestseller lists.  Lak is the co-founder, CEO, recording artist and co-executive producer of Smart Music Entertainment. He has recently put out a new album called Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education, that has hit Amazon.com bestseller lists, reaching #1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music.  The album has gotten rave reviews in the media.  Dominion of New York Magazine says, "Most people who use hip-hop to educate children do so badly. Lak does it so well that after a kid shares his music with you, you'll secretly download the album yourself."   Connect w/ Lak  http://www.SmartHipHopMusic.blogspot.com. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/smarthiphopmusic FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/SmartMusicEntertainment Twitter: https://twitter.com/smarthiphop
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              Downing City Board Keeps Tax Rate Same        
    The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on August 7, 2017 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Poe. City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water[Waste Water Operator Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, water/waste water report, deposits & disbursements and […]
              What The Puck? Daddy.        
    Ugh.  UGHHHHH.  I’m sure this is a blatant troll piece designed to garner clicks from two fanbases that are always good for them.  Why they didn’t have the Daniel Lawrence Whitney of hockey writing Ryan…erm…Larry the…erm TwoLinePass write it, I do not know.  Perhaps he is moving on to extol upon us the virtues of incredibly […]
              Freight Stories/Andrew Roe/Meg Pokrass/Flash Fiction Review        
    Nominating Editor: Andrew Scott

    Freight Stories
    publishes new, emerging, and established writers, including many known to wider audiences: Robert Boswell, Patricia Henley, Mary Swan, Lee Martin, Cathy Day, Larry Watson, Gina Ochsner, Daniel Wallace, and more. One of our goals is to bring a rigorous editorial process to the endeavor, which is one reason we were the first journal to publish online the work of some of these established authors, but we also work to find new voices. Freight Stories—including in No. 5, which will “go live” in mid-May—publishes many emerging and debut authors, and we take pride in that.

    Andrew Roe’s “Why We Came to Target at 9:58 on a Monday Night” features compelling characters in a difficult situation, and its narrative voice is relentlessly engaging. Roe’s story answers perfectly a request made in our submissions guidelines: “Fiction of all lengths and styles is welcome. We wish only that your work be driven by the exploration of the lives of believable, compelling characters, and that it help to illuminate, broaden, or in some way enrich its readers’ perspectives.”

    Nominated Flash Fiction: “Why We Came to Target at 9:58 on a Monday Night” - Andrew Roe



    Reviewed: by Meg Pokrass


    The narrator of Andrew Roe's remarkable flash "Why We Came to Target at 9:58 on a Monday Night" lets it be known right away that she is perceptive, nervous, and trying to figure out where she and her boyfriend fit. She is vulnerable—a young person in a flawed world. The landscape is our present America; economically, and spiritually diseased. A Target store serves as Roe's stark, though colorful, setting.

    The power of Roe's writing is in how unconsciously he approaches the reader with tiny physical details that add up to a feeling of these two young people being overwhelmed by forces that feel out of their control: mainly, temptation vs. limitation. The narrator and her boyfriend are coming off being drunk and/or high—having fun in the Target store, right at closing—the way kids will do at an adult's expense because they have each other to play around with.

    Soon, we realize that Roe's narrator is getting nervous, knowing that the store is closing—though her boyfriend, Donny, is throwing whatever catches his eye into their cart, and can't seem to stop himself: "The lights in the store dim (hint, hint). I say to Donny, Let’s go, over here, I think." The narrator's emotional landscape begins to match the physical, in that the odds of buying and paying for all this unnecessary merchandise (and we can extrapolate this out a few years) are heavily stacked against them.

    There is a moment in which Donny realizes his mistake and throws the items on the ground, "so he dumps everything on the floor . . . and we bail. Some minimum job wage slob will have to clean it all up. Not us." Here, we are shown that she is acutely aware of status, and that she does not intend to belong in that minimum-wage world. She sees herself and her boyfriend in an elevated light, as if they were a different species. Later, she judges makeup the checker is wearing, calls it "spooky" and "old ladyish." Here we recognize her tragic flaw—the inability to see people realistically.

    Roe also shows us in slivers that Donny is emotionally immature, possibly reckless. We don't know why he is acting like such a destructive clown. She says, "But I’m not laughing as much now, because I’m starting to remember why we’re here." Roe's narrator bounces in and out of awareness of her own judgment, and of her own fragile identity apart from this boyfriend. To me, this is a delicious part of what makes this story memorable, and what makes Roe's characters real. They are complex and we worry for them. He's a master at showing us the internal struggle, and providing an uncomfortable feeling that something bad is brewing.

    Reading the story, I could not tell if they are planning to steal something, or buy it—and I don't want to spoil it. The thing they are getting at Target feels important, and we are not told until late in the story what it is, though we are given hints: "It’s not like we’re buying condoms or porn, we don’t have to mask it with other stuff you know." They are young, though not children. These are seniors in high school, Donny is an all-state wrestler and "can lift a keg like a six-pack."

    The story remains very grounded in physical details. The reader is trapped in the scene, like it or not. We don't know what is going to happen; why they are there, what will happen in the checkout line, and what exactly they are doing. This tension is part of the reading experience, and adds to the overall power of the piece.

    The narrator's observation of the checker (the only other character in the piece) and her scripted words that she is too tired to even SAY are funny and unforgettable. Soon after they leave the store we are thrust into the deeper truth of why the narrator is so attached to her boyfriend—inseparable from him. We see that perhaps, she is losing her footing as a young person coming into her own. She is being stunted, and the way Roe later lets us in on the "why" is seamless.

    Roe's writing is smooth, subtle, at times humorous—and the dialog is spot-on. There is not one moment that allows for escape from this little gem of a story. One feels, when reading this—superstores are like planets we don't completely trust. Kudos to Freight Stories for its amazing pick.



    Reviewer's Bio:

    Meg Pokrass lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Originally an actress, her flash fiction stories and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in 3AM, The Pedestal, Toronto Quarterly, Mud Luscious, Juked, Pindeldyboz, Smokelong Quarterly’s Fifth Anniversary Issue,Wigleaf, Elimae, Keyhole, Frigg,Wordriot, The Rose and Thorn, Thieves Jargon, Eclectica, Kitty Snacks, Rumble, and various upcoming anthologies of flash, including Dogs: Wet and Dry. Meg serves as a staff editor for SmokeLong Quarterly, and will be mentoring with Dzanc’s Creative Writing Sessions. Her blog, with prompts and writing exercises can be found here.



    Thanks for visiting Five Star Literary Stories and reading about this flash fiction.
              Inside the Mind of Mexican Drug Kingpin "El Chapo"        
    Former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official Larry Villalobos, who interviewed Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman Loera in a Mexican prison in 1998, says his direct interaction with the Mexican drug kingpin suggests Guzman may seek to cut a deal following his recent recapture.
              Step by step: A Major Nelson Podcast        
    See behind the scenes at a Major Nelson podcast. Larry Hryb talks to Tina Wood about the hardware, the software, the process, and then interviews her for the show.  See behind the scenes of Major Nelson's Show #203.
              Se revela la lista de invitados para la novena temporada de ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, que incluye a Bryan Cranston        
    Y estará compuesta por 10 episodios. Larry David tendrá su esperado regreso a las pantallas de HBO este 1 de octubre, cuando se estrene la novena temporada de Curb Your Enthusiasm. Además de David, la mayoría del reparto original ha sido confirmado, incluyendo a Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, J.B. Smoove, Richard Lewis y Susie […]
              Culture News: Mayor Arts Award Finalists, Earshot Jazz Festival Highlights, and A Tremendous Defense of Prog Rock        
    Northwest Film Forum's executive director Courtney Sheehan has her an Arts & Innovation nomination, as well as a new website for her arthaus cinema/community center. by Rich Smith

    Northwest Film Forums Courtney Sheehan has her an Arts & Innovation nomination, as well as a new website for NWFF.
    Northwest Film Forum's executive director Courtney Sheehan has her an Arts & Innovation nomination, as well as a new website for her arthaus cinema/community center. JULIO RAMÍREZ

    2017 Mayor’s Arts Award Finalists Have Been Announced: Guess who's up for the individual Cultural Ambassador award? Curator Sharon Arnold, Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot, and Northwest Asian Weekly's Assunta Ng.

    For the organizational Cultural Ambassador award, the winner will either be Gay City (a Capitol Hill theater/cafe/gallery/queer space extraordinaire), Seattle Music Partners (a group that teaches music to poor kids and kids of color), or Tasveer (the non-profit film org behind the largest South Asian Film Festival and the longest running South Asian Women Festival).

    Stranger Genius Susie Lee, National Film Festival for Talented Youth, and Northwest Film Forum's Courtney Sheehan are all rightfully up for the Arts & Innovation award.

    And the Emerging Leader in the Field award will wind up in the hands of an after-school program "by and for QTPOC" called Legendary Children, former Northwest African American Museum staffer and general creative powerhouse Leilani Lewis, and the best damn coffee shop on the planet: The Station. Check out the ceremony on Thursday, August 31 at 4 p.m. at Seattle Center.

    Northwest Film Forum Has A New Website: Though it's still not 100 percent intuitive, the new site is a welcome improvement on the Halloween-colored hellhole users were forced to use before.

    The Seattle Art Fair Was Yuge: About 4,500 thousand more people came this year than last year, reports Emily Pothast on this very website. Art was selling like crazy. My favorite line: "Damien Hirst prints 'do very well in the large biotech community here.'"

    Applications Are Now Open for Shunpike’s New Artist-In-Residence Program: Apply now for a new South Lake Union studio and $10,000 so you can maybe get in that art fair next year, you broke beauties!


    Open Books Has a New Poet-In-Residence: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha will serve as poet-in-residence at one of the country's very few poetry-only bookstores. More soon on what that job description entails. In the meantime, check out Tuffaha's latest book, Water & Salt.

    Prog Rock Rules: If you haven't read Dave's tremendous takedown of that weak anti-Prog screed the Atlantic published last week, take five minutes and give yourself the pleasure. I don't even know half of the fucking words in the piece, let alone anything about the bands he mentions or the genre in general, but I know a good argument when I read one, and this, my friends, should be used as an example in composition classes across this horrible nation.

    Perhaps a recognizable figure to some.
    Perhaps a recognizable figure to some. Kevin Winter / getty

    Speaking of Bands I've Never Heard Of: I guess Washington state really likes some band called Twenty One Pilots? That's what Stranger music intern Anna Kaplan discovered in her analysis of some maps.

    Did You Hear About Those Theater Artists Who Got Locked Out of Their Own Show?: It sucked. It's a cautionary tale about the actual relationship between artists and developer's in this boomtown.

    Get Ready for Jazz to Happen: The 29th annual Earshot Jazz Festival—happening at various Seattle venues October 8-November 12—recently announced its partial lineup, and here are some highlights: Hudson, a supergroup consisting of fusion-drummer god Jack DeJohnette, former Miles Davis guitarist John Scofield, keyboardist John Medeski, and Larry Grenadier; Charles Mudede-championed pianist Brad Mehldau; Jason Moran’s Bandwagon + Horns; Minnesota mavericks the Bad Plus; Mostly Other People Do the Killing, who once covered Miles’s Kind of Blue in its entirety; versatile, volatile horn man Joe McPhee, responsible for the classic Nation Time LP; renowned music journalist Greg Tate’s polyglot astral explorers, Burnt Sugar Arkestra, and Monk 10/10, an all-star centennial celebration of innovative pianist Thelonious Monk. The full schedule will be finalized in mid-August. Check earshot.org for further info and updates.

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              Echoes from another era        
    A week or so ago, my friend Jamie Galbraith brought a remarkable story of our parents' generation to my attention.  Parts of it, at least, have already been published, but I want to share it because of the light it throws on the United States in which I grew up.

    Andreas Papandreou was the son of a liberal Greek family, born in 1919.  In the late 1930s he got into trouble with the military dictatorship that ruled his native land and managed to emigrate to the US.  He earned a Ph.d in Economics at Harvard.After joining the Navy and becoming a US citizen, Papandreous began a distinguished career in various American universities, becoming the chairman of the Economics Department at UC Berkeley during the 1950s.  In 1959 he returned to Greece and eventually joined the government of his father George, a leading liberal. He became a target of the right wing.

    In 1967 the Greek political crisis culminated in a military coup.  (These were the events that were the basis for the magnificent French film Z in 1969.)  Andreas Papandreou was arrested, and press reports suggested that he might be shot.  Economists around the country contacted their colleague John Kenneth Galbraith, who had served in the Kennedy Administration but was now back at Harvard, to see what he could do.  Galbraith had written speeches for President Johnson early in his tenure, but he hadn't spoken to him for two years because he opposed the Vietnam War,   Galbraith called the White House and managed to get his plea to intercede with the Greek government to save Papandreou's life through to LBJ through an aide, Joe Califano.

    Walt Rostow, the National Security Adviser, was also a Cambridge-based economist, and Johnson asked him what he knew about Papanndresou.  Rostow replied that he was not very nice, and that he had left some poker debts and "angry women" behind when he left Berkeley.  Johnson--who had made some women angry himself--was not impressed. "That's not a reason to kill a man," he said.  Lste that night, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Katzenbach called Galbraith and read him a note he had received from the President.  "Nick: Call Ken Galbraith and tell him I've told those Greek bastards to lay off that son of a bitch, whoever he is."  Papandreou was eventually released on condition that he leave the country.  After the military regime fell in 1974, he returned and became Prime Minister.

    The story fascinates me because of the light it sheds on the nature of the Democratic Party from approximately 1933 until 1968 or so--a party that crossed geographical, political and cultural lines, bringing together certain constituencies that had very little in common in pursuit of certain important goals.  At or near the center of that coalition for most of the period 1938-68 was Lyndon Baines Johnson.

    Johnson was certainly a bundle of contradictions that reflected the very diverse nature of the United States.   He came from Texas, a state of the old Confederacy, but he had worked in a New Deal agency and won election to Congress and the Senate as a New Dealer.  In 1940 he may have saved the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives by raising money from Texas oil men and funneling it to Democratic candidates around the country.  Johnson's views on civil rights early in his career, as Robert Caro has shown, were not advanced even by southern standards, and even in the White House, I can testify, he referred to "niggers" occasionally when talking to fellow white southerners.  (The editors of the transcripts of his phone conversations changed the word to "nigras," but I heard at least one tape myself and I know what he said.)  But Johnson by 1957, when he was Senate Majority Leader, knew that as a presidential candidate he had to make some kind of a civil rights record for himself, and he shepherded two rather tentative civil rights bills through Congress in 1957 and 1960.  He did not secure the nomination in 1960, of course, but he became JFK's Vice President because he represented the Deep South, where Kennedy needed critical electoral votes to win.  He got them.  Then, in November 1963, Johnson became President.

    An omnibus civil rights bill calling for equal access to public accommodations was then before the Congress, and Johnson used both his legislative skills and the nation's grief over JFK to get it through by the next summer. In the spring of 1965 he followed that up with the Voting Rights act.  Meanwhile, he was pushing through the Great Society, including Medicare, a poverty program, aid to education, and a new immigration act.  The Voting Rights Act was about to shear white Southerners off from the Democratic coalition for generations to come, but for the time being, at least some Southern Democrats could still cooperate with Johnson on economic and social legislation.

    The Democratic coalition, meanwhile, also included intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith of Harvard and Walt Rostow of MIT.  Their generation of economists turns out to have been almost unique in American history, insofar as they believed in a vigorous fiscal role for the government to maintain economic growth and high employment.  Today their counterparts at Harvard and MIT would probably be either conservatives or neoliberals like Larry Summers.  Johnson was no intellectual.  He had read very few books in his life and he felt at an intellectual disadvantage in front of Kennedy's team. But he knew intellectuals could provide important help, not least because they could write good speeches for him.  He could also grasp the key elements of economic questions, as I heard listening to taped discussions between him and his economic advisers.  Johnson trusted Rostow--most of all because Rostow loyally supported the Vietnam War--and he respected Galbraith.  That helped save Papandreou's life.

    Today the Democratic Party has been eliminated from the government in Washington and from a vast majority of states.  It remains for than ever the party of American intellectuals, but any link between them and the mass of the people outside of the two coasts appears to have been severed.  And the retreat from the New Deal that began in the 1970s, combined with the reaction to the Civil Rights movement in the white South, destroyed the possibility of an interregional coalition.  There is not one Democratic Senator now, liberal or conservative, from the whole Deep South.  In particular there is no one remotely like Lyndon Johnson, whose racial attitudes certainly evolved and who made his career serving as a bridge between Texas oil men and construction magnates on the one hand, and northern and western liberals on the other.

    Today's Americans demand purity from their politicians, both among Republicans and Democrats.  They would rather keep their tents homogeneous than enlarge them.  Given that we have certainly not eliminated white racists from American political life, is it really better than virtually all of them now vote for one party?  That is also what happened on the eve of the civil war, and it is very bad for America. Both parties seem wedded to the idea that those who oppose fundamental aspects of their party ideology do not count.  That attitude will only dig us deeper into the hole that we have dug.
              'DETROIT' CLOSE TO '60s-ERA GUERILLA-THEATER        

    DAILY HERALD CRITIC COMPARES CENTERPIECE OF BIGELOW'S FILM TO THAT OF DE PALMA'S 'HI, MOM!'
    The Daily Herald's Robert Horton mentions Brian De Palma's Hi, Mom! in his insightful review of Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit:
    Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman to win the Best Director Oscar (for “The Hurt Locker”), and her reputation is largely associated with the formidable kinetic skills she brings to action pictures such as “Strange Days” and “Point Break.”

    What’s less known about Bigelow is that she came of age in the conceptual-art scene in New York in the 1970s, and that her master of fine arts thesis film for Columbia University consisted of two men pummeling each other while a professorial observer spouted French theory about the nature of violence.

    In short, Bigelow brings a lot to the table. This is truer than ever in “Detroit,” a hot-button horror show that returns Bigelow to her roots in a way that is both fascinating and difficult to watch.

    The film begins in patchwork fashion: Detroit racial tension escalates in July 1967. For its first 20 minutes, the movie is a mosaic, complete with archival footage of President Lyndon Johnson and Michigan Gov. George Romney.

    In a slow, sneaky way — I can’t think of many movies that have edged toward disaster quite this sinuously — a musical interlude (singers denied their moment on stage when the theater is evacuated because of the violence outside) gradually lead us into what turns out to be the main subject of the film. Lead singer Larry (a remarkable performance by Algee Smith) and buddy Fred (Jacob Latimore) escape the dangerous streets by checking in at the Algiers Motel.

    Before long, they’re swept up in police action, as a group of young black men and two white women are beaten and threatened by white policemen. This nerve-shredding situation (based on fact) occupies the long center section of the film.

    Detroit” is written by reporter Mark Boal, who also scripted Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker.” Part of the goal here is journalistic, an observational look at how racial violence explodes — one never doubts that the movie is being made now because of the Black Lives Matter movement and the violence that birthed it. But it seems to me that what Bigelow does with the premise dates back to her conceptual-art days.

    The shakedown sequence in “Detroit” goes on so long and contains so much excruciating punishment that it turns into something close to ’60s-era guerrilla-theater, where an unsuspecting audience is put through the wringer. (Brian De Palma used this technique, while simultaneously satirizing it, in his 1970 film “Hi Mom!”)

    The sequence is too much, a depiction of cruelty that becomes almost sadistic itself. It’s almost nauseating at times. But Bigelow is trying to get us to feel something — what it’s like to be terrorized by the forces that are supposed to be protecting us, for one thing — and she will violate our assumptions about movie-watching in order to do it.

    Bigelow and Boal have brilliantly created a bitter pill. We want oppressed characters to fight back and triumph, and there’s no triumph here. There is only one, strangely magical interlude, when Larry and Fred get loose from the terror for a moment — but just for a moment.


              In the NO Podcast EP. 231: Real Games Occur        

    Michael and I talk about the three L's and rate how bad/good they were - along with what good things we did see in those games.  That part wasn't very long.  Then, Michael profanes Larry Bird, we talk about injury news, wonder at Davis' demeanor and preview the upcoming week.

    Enjoy the podcast!


              In the NO Podcast Episode 147: Larry Coon talks Pelicans future in New Orleans        

    Larry Coon joins the show to talk about Pelicans basketball - how the league is dealing with small market teams, what the tighter luxury taxes mean to teams in all markets, and gives his take on Dell Demps' strategy of looking for "Young Veterans".   Lots of good stuff here.  Thanks to Larry Coon for coming on!


              In the NO Podcast Episode 136: ClipperBlog, Bucksketball, and Point Guards of the Future        

    Michael and I are joined by Jeremy Schmidt of 4Bucksketball4 to talk Point Guards! We grill him on Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, and Michael can't help but talk about how he always wanted Larry Sanders.  For years.   We get it, Michael.


              In the NO Podcast Episode 95: CBA guru Larry Coon on Aminu, Gordon and Smith        

    Michael and I are joined for the first part of the podcast by Larry Coon, CBA Master and writer for ESPN.com.  He talks about what options the Hornets have for retaining Al-Farouq Aminu, whether the Hornets can Nick Collision-ise Jason Smith, and weighs in on Eric Gordon's situation.

    Then the two of us tackle what we saw in the Charlotte game, talk Davis, Anderson and Brian Roberts, and preview the upcoming battle in Houston. 


              Larry Achiampong and Brian Shimkovitz in conversation        
    Audio recording of Larry Achiampong and Brian Shimkovitz in conversation
              Aki Aleong, Jose Jimenez and Seinfeldia: Next on TVC        
    Actor, singer, screenwriter and producer Aki Aleong and author and television historian Jennifer Armstong will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Aug. 4-7 at the following times and venues:

    Share-a-Vision Radio
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Friday 8/4
    7pm ET, 4pm PT
    10pm ET, 7pm PT
    Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
    Use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSAV
    Hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil
    Hear us on your cell phone or landline number by dialing 712-432-4235

    Indiana Talks
    Marion, IN
    Saturday 8/5
    8pm ET, 5pm PT
    Sunday 8/6
    10am ET, 7am PT
    Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
    or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks

    WON 920 The Apple
    Brooklyn, NY
    Saturday 8/5
    10pm ET, 7pm PT
    Streaming at www.920won.caster.fm

    KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
    San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
    KOMY AM-1340
    La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
    Sunday 8/6
    9am ET, 6am PT
    Also streaming at KSCO.com
    or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in KSCO

    CROC Radio
    Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
    Sunday 8/6
    1pm ET, 10am PT
    Streaming at CROCRadio.com
    or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in CROC

    KHMB AM-1710
    KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

    Half Moon Bay, CA
    Sunday 8/6
    9pm PT
    Monday 8/7
    Midnight ET
    Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com

    RadioSlot.com
    San Francisco, CA
    Monday 8/7
    10pm ET, 7pm PT
    with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
    Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

    PWRNetwork
    A member of the Truli Media Group
    Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
    Various times throughout the week
    on the Entertainment Channel on PWRNetwork.com
    and the PWR channel on TuneIn

    Most of you probably know Aki Aleong as Senator Hidoshi on Babylon 5, Mr. Chiang on V: The Series, Colonel Mitamura in Farewell to the King and his starring role opposite Chuck Norris in Missing in Action, Part 3. His career as an actor began in 1955 as a member of the national Broadway production of Teahouse of the August Moon. From there he developed his craft during the days of live television, and has since appeared in more than fifty movies and 150 television shows, along with the likes of Frank Sinatra, John Mills, Michael Rennie, Bette Davis, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Joanne Woodward, Ben Kingsley, Ernest Borgnine, Martin Landau, Roger Moore, Nick Nolte, Christian Slater, Jean-Claude van Damme, Olivia Hussey, and Pierce Brosnan.

    Aki Aleong also has deep roots in the music industry, both as a recording artist and record producer, plus he has several projects in the works, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Aki will share a few stories about his life and career when he joins us during our second hour.

    Our first hour will include a return appearance by Jennifer Armstrong, television historian, former writer for Entertainment Weekly and the author of several books, including Seinfeldia: How A Show About Nothing Changed Everything, everything you want to know about the long-running sitcom co-created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David that not only drew heavily from the idiosyncracies of everyday ordinary life, but bled into the real world, altering the lives of everyone it touched in ways no one could have imagined. We’ll talk about the direct line between Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm (the latter of which returns to HBO this fall), how the show’s ensemble cast contributed to its success, the show’s impact on NBC’s Must See TV lineup in the 1990s (and whether the network’s attempt to bring back the Must See TV brand this year will work), and more.

    Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen will look back at the career of actor, writer and comedian Bill Dana. Best known for his character Jose Jimenez, Dana contributed to television behind the scenes in more ways than you may realize.

    TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
    Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
    Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 6pm ET, 3pm PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
    Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
    Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
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              This Week in Television History: June 2017 PART IV        
    As always, the further we go back in Hollywood history,
    the more that fact and legend become intertwined.
    It's hard to say where the truth really lies.


    July 1, 1952

    Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician, winemaker and ufologist is born. 
    He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.

    July 2, 1947
    Lawrence "Larry" Gene David the American actor, writer, comedian, producer, and film director. 

    David is the co-creator and producer of two successful television comedies, Seinfeld (1989-1998) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999-present) is born. In 1989, he teamed up with Jerry Seinfeld to co-create the television series Seinfeld, where he also acted as head writer and executive producer. David's work won him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1993. In 1999, he created the HBOseries Curb Your Enthusiasm, a mostly improvised sitcom in which he stars as a fictionalized version of himself.
    Formerly a standup comedian, David went into television comedy, writing and starring in ABC's Fridays, as well as writing briefly for Saturday Night Live.

    To quote the Bicentennial Minute, "And that's the way it was".


    Stay Tuned


    Tony Figueroa

              Detroit movie costumes on display...        
    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Detroit, Michigan's 12th Street Riot in 1967, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal are re-teaming to tell the story of the Algiers Motel incident, where three black men were killed by white police officers and nine more people badly beaten, during the racially-motivated riots that lasted five days.
    Original film costumes from Detroit
    Detroit movie costume exhibit
    Detroit movie costumes
    To publicise this period movie, which shines a light on another hidden piece of black history in America, these Detroit film costumes were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on July 22, 2017.

    Detroit movie billboard
    Detroit movie billboard
    Franchie Jamison-Tanchuck was responsible for designing the late 1960s wardrobe in this movie based on real-life events.

    Costume worn by Algee Smith
    as Larry Reed in Detroit
    Algee Smith Detroit Larry Reed film costume
    Detroit Larry Reed movie costume
    Algee Smith Detroit Larry Reed costume
    In the movie 'Larry Reed' is an up-and-coming Motown singer in the unsigned group the 'Dramatics'.

    Costume worn by Anthony Mackie
    as Greene in Detroit
    Anthony Mackie Detroit Greene film costume
    Anthony Mackie plays 'Greene' one of the men parting at the Algiers Motel.

    Fans of the actor can also see his Falcon costume from Captain America: Civil War and his Pain & Gain movie costume on display.

    Costume worn by John Boyega
    as Melvin Dismukes in Detroit
    John Boyega Detroit Melvin Dismukes costume
    Dismukes Detroit security guard costume
    In Detroit John Boyega plays a security guard who responds to shots fired at the motel and afterwards is under suspicion by the police of killing those involved because he was carrying a gun for his job.

    Fans of John Boyega can also check out his Finn costume from Star Wars: the Force Awakens on display.

    Costume worn by Jason Mitchell
    as Carl in Detroit
    Jason Mitchell Detroit Carl movie costume
    Detroit Carl film costume
    Jason Mitchell Detroit Carl costume
    Jason Mitchell plays 17-year-old 'Carl' who makes the mistake of firing a starter pistol at the National Guard during the riot.

    You can also check out his Eazy-E costume from Straight Outta Compton.

    Plus for more film fashion from movies about black history, make sure you also check out these Selma movie costumes, these Loving movie costumes and these Hidden Figures film costumes.

    Detroit movie billboard
    Detroit film billboard

              Google, Saying It Wants To Focus on Android, Smart Devices, Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion        
    Summary: CEO Larry Page says Google wants to focus on Android and believes Motorola will be "better served" by Lenovo in the "super competitive" smartphone market. Google will continue its investments in other hardware such as wearables and smart home devices. After a brief foray into the smartphone device business, Google [...]
              Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing         
    Two weeks ago, in a remarkable move , the State Plant Board of Arkansas voted to ban the sale and use of a weedkiller called dicamba. It took that action after a wave of complaints about dicamba drifting into neighboring fields and damaging other crops, especially soybeans. That ban is still waiting to go into force. It requires approval from a committee of the state legislature, which will meet on Friday. Estimates of dicamba's damage, however, continue to increase. Since the Plant Board's vote, the number of dicamba-related complaints in Arkansas has soared to 550. Reports of damage also are increasing in the neighboring states of Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi. The total area of damaged soybean fields could reach 2 million acres. "I've never seen anything even close to this," says Larry Steckel, a weed specialist at the University of Tennessee. "We have drift issues every year in a handful of fields, but I've never seen anything like this." Dicamba is not a new weedkiller; it's
              ATN Podcast: Our new Texas hosts, two-a-days and more        
    It's time to meet the first of our new Stagg Bowl hosts, as we talk with the person in charge of the Stagg Bowl at Shenandoah, Texas. Plus we talk about what's next for football preseason practice with Washington University-St. Louis coach Larry Kindbom and get Kevin Bullis' take on the state of the program at UW-Whitewater.
              Filmi Jokes        
    After giving up 'goondagiri', Veeru has now joined an Indian body shopper and has become a Computer Consultant. Jay goes to Mausi for 'Basanti kaa haath mangane'..........
    MAUSI: Bura nahin maanna beta, itna to poochna hi padtha hai ki ladke ka khandaan kya hai, uske lakshan kaise hain, kamaata kitna hai, US me masters kiya he...
    AMITABH: kamaane ka to ye hai mausi, ki ek baar biwi baccho ki jimmewari sar pe aa gai, to consultant ka kaam chod kar regular employee hoga aur phir kamaane bhi lagega.
    MAUSI: to kya abhi kucch bhi nahin kamaata?
    AMITABH: nai, nai, ye main