Such huge bits of wood-just getting ahold of the timber must be an excercise in and of itself. The plan is to support the stern and temporarily remove about 15 or 20 feet of supporting blocks. His plan is to use a small electric motor, running through a gear reduction, to rotate the Atlas. While scraping paint on deck we were asked to take out a rather large piece of wood from the bow rail. It was too cold to do much yesterday so we put the first coat of varnish on some awards that will be given out in June.
Here you can see how hard it is to get a good swing at the ?nail? It was going in very hard and slow. This one is getting the same electrochemical process that the Hartford engine received a few weeks age. So we come to that time of year when my lovely bride says, ?Pack you bags Sport, we?re going on a cruise!? She?s a great wife! One of the shipwrights on the Morgan project has written an article called Morgan Reflections. When you look at the Morgan now being readied for launch in July and you see teams of people working in the bow from the bulwarks down and the keel up, high and low in the stern and port and starboard lifting planks into place just as they were 172 years before, you can't help but wonder how it was physically possible to assemble something that had to be put together sequentially made up of so many individual pieces of such size and weight in seven months? By January 1841 the 600 or more futtocks were being made into frames and assembled square to the keel port and starboard. Well some may think this no more than a few flurries, however we are not prepared for this much snow.
The plow didn?t get to my street for two days and if you look at the video you can see why. Where it would normally just drive down the street at 25mph, he had to take a running start just to get 25 feet. Last week the engine crew had put together a machine to rotate the Atlas engine at slow speed.
Since the engine was stored for a few years, the bores are not as clean and smooth as they should be.
At this point the machine was not able to get past the rough spots so the overhead crane was used to rotate the flywheel. At the same time the engine crew was playing with the Atlas, hinges for the seaman?s chest were being forged. As we went to lunch he stopped at a gallery in town to pick up one of his wife’s paintings. This week, after some more fine tuning and a new chain drive instead of the failed belt drive, the engine now turns freely. All the hanging knees in the hold are complete and two new deck beams, whose ends are scarfed to old deck beams, have been installed.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has committed to build a whaleboat, which is the tenth one being constructed by outside parties. ELSEWHERE IN THE YARD: Gerda III has been moved to the shipyard for engine maintenance to be done by volunteers.
The weather will be getting warmer soon and the seaport opens on a limited schedule at end of the winter shut down this weekend.
One of the tasks we did not get to last week was painting the ?store room.? It is located just forward of the officers mess. Now that the planking in the area of the rudder is done we were asked to remove the paint off some of the original hull planking. This area of the hull has had several coats of stripper applied but one more will probably do it.
Here, a couple of shipwrights working out the details of the next part to go into the officers head.
We started in the rigging loft where volunteers are building the hardware needed for the Morgan's rigging. With other stops in between, we then stopped in the machine shop where the Atlas engine is getting a makeover. I was finally about to scrape some paint when I was asked to help recover the aft end of the winter cover on the Morgan.
So again, I did nothing for the day, unless you count passing up screws to the guy on the ladder. The latest ?bar talk? is that the Coast Guard will allow 12 licensed crew and 12 passengers on board for the 38th Voyage. Remember, this is ?bar talk,? not based on anything except what the rumor mill has provided. Since the limitations above, true or not, restrict the number of people on board, I hope to follow along on my boat for the voyage. I had about a year of volunteering on Rose's restoration when in 1986 I was on board Rose for the trip to New York City. Regarding a previous post where I mentioned the size of the crew that will be on board during the 38th voyage, I spoke with the Director of the Shipyard about it. I'm very happy to hear that all of you volunteers and staff will be aboard for one of her sailings. We were hoping to get to the black area on the lower left, but the scaffolding had been removed in that area so we couldn?t get at it. Some of the old planking is good enough to reuse so we are cutting down the trunnels to the surface. Meanwhile overhead, the lead shipwright on the Morgan Project is patching holes in the cover.
In preparation for Saturday’s half hull carving class, one of the apprentices is planning on building a whaleboat half hull. Shipwrights: (2) RFT position requires at least 2 years' experience working with a variety of traditional wooden vessel construction and restoration projects, including knowledge and skill in application of traditional marine coatings. What does Mystic Seaport plan to do with all the old planks and frames that will not go back on?
There is a plan for a new building on the north end of the seaport campus but I have not heard of any plans for it yet. If I were in charge, and being just a lowly paint scraper I am not, I would like to see a section of the hull reassembled for display in a warm and secure location.
Speaking of scraping paint, between tomorrow, March 19th, and the July 21st launch date, there are only 18 more days for me to help get the hull ready for the water.
For now, I have stopped adding to the thread about the restoration of Mayflower II from Plymouth, Massachusetts. When finished the plan is to take the Morgan on her 38th voyage and sail her back to New Bedford.
I joined Mystic Seaport’s volunteer crew in late July of 2009 and was asked if I would like to work on the Morgan. Reason: I just had one of those Aha moments and figured out how to get the picture to show---I think. Peel Away is a paint stripper that is applied and then covered with a liner that keeps it moist while the chemicals do their magic. I climbed up to the fighting top (I think that's what it's called)on HMS Rose in 1986 while she was tied to the dock. Because the company made a contribution of some of their products I give them a small plug. I have contacted a couple of sources to see about making a cast spacer between the rough finish on the stove and the electric heater.
The seaport wants the illusion of a stove that has a fire in it from the radiant heat given off. Another question is how much is the Seaport willing to absorb in their monthly electric bill? It was a mystery to me how narrow the rudder was on the Morgan (and other cargo carriers) until I learned how square rigged ships are guided by the set of the sails as much as by the rudder.
The other problem is making a curved spacer with a radius that would increase from top to bottom.
Since the Scrapin? & Paintin? crew is ever expanding with available ?person? power we have more people than work right now. Several posts back I mentioned that the engine is headless, meaning that the head and cylinder are one piece.
This engine was not considered for restoration because it had a catastrophic failure the last time it was run. As they were trying to jack the head up he noticed that the valve springs were moving down. The ?head? is a combination of intake and exhaust manifold with support for all the valves, springs, cam, rockers and other hardware.
As the ?head? moved up the valves pulled the springs down because the valve head is inside the combustion chamber. Further disassembly will require the oil pan to be removed so the connecting rod caps can be undone.
Because they suspect the pistons are corroded to the cylinder each one will need some other special care. When angsting over mounting elements, remember that anything that doesn't go up the chimney _has_ to get radiated into the room. Given the surface area of the "box", what skin temperature is needed to produce the BTU's you want in that room? It seems like it shouldn't be hard to get lot more heat into that shell, so I guess there must be other constraints here.
If it is for heating the space, then we need to know how big the stove itself is, and how big the space is. WIth that info we can calculate how many BTUs the stove needs to generate, and how hot the surface of the stove will need to be to generate that heat. You may find that it is too hot, and you might need to reduce the target temp, or add another stove. By coincidence, I was just putting a big kettle of what an American friend calls 'Viking ribs' on to simmer when the wife said I should drop the knife and get the camera. The camera telephoto brought this image up - a viking warship sailing close up under the mainland, about 5 miles away. I took the shot and then fired up the marine chart app, but it was obvious that the Dragon Harald Haarfagre was on a raid north toward Bergen and was passing by our window. It left its anchorage at Solstraleoya (Sunbeam island) in Tysnes a couple of hours ago and is making over 6 knots, sailing close hauled (into the wind) in a light breeze. By the time I had loaded the first photo onto the computer and resized it for the web, Harald Haarfagre had cross back over to our side of the fjord and almost passed our township - nearing the spot where the fjords cross at the north end of our island. This photo taken looking almost due north - from the blue dot and over the small islands to the north. Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks. Excuse my ignorance, but what advantage does taking the stem so high give in these viking boats?
So your question should probably be, why is the boat so low everywhere except the bow and stern?
That fiddle head carving is beautiful, although I doubt Vikings would have gone to that kind of aesthetic effort. I believe it is because they found it easier to make rebated seams watertight than they could hood ends. So I do expect the carvings on the warships were very exclusive, meant to show the kings power and wealth - and incur respect and fear in all who saw the them.
A google search will bring up loads of references and images, either of animal carvings or wind vanes mounted on the stems. Only a few pieces were actually missing, but the jib boom and mizzenmast were broken, and whatever the builder used for rigging is disintegrating.
I bought plans from the New Bedford Whaling Museum, I have Biddlecombe's book on rigging, lots of contemporary photos of the Morgan and photos of models off the internet. My puzzle at the moment (I'm sure it won't be the last) is what to do with four blocks attached to the jib boom. There are lots of knowledgeable people over there who can help with research and restoration. One of the blocks is attached to the tack to allow the sail to be adjusted up or down the headstay.
Ah, perhaps the builder made a few "improvements" or perhaps the ship was rigged that way when he visited? All square rig sailing vessels had fundamentally the same running rigging set up for Halyards, clewlines, buntlines, reefing tackles, braces, sheets, down hauls, etc. What I imagined it might have looked like at the Hillman yard in December 1840 did contain some facts that represent a revision of what was heretofore thought: there were no live oak timbers in her and a variety of wood was used for timbers as may have been required by expedience. I followed it to the woodshop located at the rear of the DuPont Restoration building and found the shoveler above playing a piano.
Morgan is on target for a July 21, 2013 launch," reports Quentin Snediker, Director of the Shipyard. The scaffolding in the hold will be removed shortly and mountings for the 38th voyage mechanicals will be located just aft of the mainmast on the starboard side. The museum hopes to have three or four on display or in the water at the Wooden Boat Show in June. We also have been limited by the cold with what we can accomplish but scrapin? goes on as best we can. The hurricane deck, in the stern, covers the wheel, galley, officers? head, and a couple of store rooms. As of today, Mystic Seaport is planning that all volunteers and staff will have some time on board during the 38th voyage. All is track to meet our schedule for launch this July and sailing the 38th Voyage in 2014.
Must be familiar with hand and power tools and safety as it relates to ship and boat carpentry. One of the old live oak knees is going to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, but I have not heard of any other plans. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions.


I will continue to scrape paint and in my new job I will try to show what is going on behind the scenes where visitors can not go.
I would imagine that there's a considerable amount of lead-based paint on her and I wondered a how Mystic Seaport would deal with the associated environmental issues. The new ship lift has underground storage tanks to contain the runoff when hulls are power washed.
I did volunteer work at the Seaport back in the late 1970's & have a lot of good memories aboard her. Starting in the bow we have been using Smart Strip, Peel Away and other products from Drummond Chemical. To date I have bought one 400 watt surface mounted heater (220 volt), some heat transfer grease, and two feet of high temperature wire.
We have been doing the Morgan?s whaleboat davits in the ?Plastic Palace;? our winter workshop with heat. When the old outer planking is removed a few of the trunnels come out of the frames leaving a hole.
The crew that built the Skua race boats and is still building the new windows for the DuPont barn are better suited for this one. On this donor engine each cylinder can be inspected through the valve ports to choose the best ones for the other engine.
That means each cylinder is solid on top, unlike almost all engines where the head can be unbolted.
Given the size of the space and the temp difference, we can compute the BTUs (energy) necessary to maintain the temp inside, given the losses to the outside.
They seem to go to alot of trouble with the construction to do it - the bend isn't seemingly natural: they have to scarf alot of pieces in.
I imagine that, had I been standing this close to the water in a ship of comparable length, the stem would be at least as high above my head - in all probability well higher than this. The other is to rove the down-haul, which is then passed inside of the hanks and attached to the head of the sail. In the dark you could strike the fore topsail by running to the fife rail center forward, count from the coarse top to the topsail halyard.
The shipwright is making up what appears to be a 3-D template to fit between two pieces already installed.
A very wide flat belt will wrap around the flywheel and be driven by a smaller one attached to the transmission.
The details of pre-electricity, pre-civil war, pre-iron shipbuilding have never been fully addressed as far as I know? In the meantime they will apply oil pressure to the engine to flush out any dirt that has accumulated. In the officers? head on the right, is where we found the tiny amount of rot that led to the entire stern being rebuilt. We were hoping to be in the Parade of Sail, but the restoration was not far enough along to do that. With the advent of some warmer weather, caulking continues on the hull and the spray system to swell up the hull has been turned back on.
The area under the Morgan is first covered with a fabric that permits any water to pass through but traps any fine particles such as paint chips. Setting sail (for show) was a good time (no safety harnesses then!), used to slide down her backstays, went swimming off her jibpole (after the Seaport was closed in the evening), & spent some good time up in the hoops of her foremast. I used a lot of their products over the years and have always been pleased with their solutions to problems and the robustness of the product. Sometimes 22,000 btu's won't not go very far, but it can be calculated to see how far they go. We will be up high in the new scaffolding so those who are not good with height need not apply. I have no idea how many are needed for the holes mentioned above, but the shipwright told me they need at least 5,000 black locust trunnels for the planking job.
A load that size, say 7500 watts (a bit more than the 16x400 you mentioned), is 30+ amps at 240volts - not a large draw by industrial standards, but one that would need the feed to be designed properly and the load factored into the the source or distribution panel loads. If you look carefully at the photo and compare it with the chart, the dragonship is just passing the inlet a little south of their position on the chart and north of the blue ship marker. Imagine it is an open boat and you are standing on the deck a few feet above the waterline.
I know at least the dragonhead used on the viking warships was a magical totem, beautifully carved and richly decorated.
Drop the halyard, count to the topsail weather sheet, mean while someone would have gone to the weather shrouds, counted past the course clewline, plus two buntlines, and be standing by on the port clewline, call the sheet release and start hauling the clewline.
A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious. It is going to allow the engine to turn slowly to wear in the rough edges caused by several years of sitting in a warehouse. This will complete the rebuilding of the foremost part of the bow consisting of the apron, stem and outer stem. It was five inches thick when built, but in the 1970's a three inch replacement was installed. One, the lower foremast, may further delayed, but the new bowsprit, which is the largest in diameter and hard to find, will be part of the shipment. Must possess a valid driver's license, State Safe Boating Certificate (or be willing to get) and be able to bend, lift, climb and sustain prolonged physical activity in all weather. For the occasional postings about this winter's Mayflower II work, go toward the last pages of this tread. We have moved inside for the winter and are doing doors, stairs, grates, and other removable items.
The other piece of the puzzle is deciding on the indoor and outdoor temperatures, ie 70 deg F indoors and 0 deg F outdoors. Actually it?s quite safe with very solid guard rails and such; it just looks a long way down. It needs to generate all the BTUs necessary to heat the room, so we can easily determine how much energy needs to go into it. The tide was nearing slack water and although there is a northerly current up the coast, it isn't very noticable in the fjord. It was used exclusively when the ship put to sea on a mission of war, was mounted only as the ship left harbour and was removed immediately on anchoring.
This assembly is made up of several large pieces of wood, either white oak or live oak, some weighing over fifteen hundred pounds. The process is tricky as the keel blocks supporting the ship must be removed to permit the installation of new material.
To apply, send a Mystic Seaport application prior to March 9, 2013 to: Mystic Seaport Museum, P.
Those values usually get mushed around a bit as people try to fit a certain piece of equipment. The rub is that if the BTUs are high, the stove will be HOT, so it is important to do the math, otherwise you may find the stove is a hazard, and the heating elements and wiring are collectively too hot.
The leeward clewline would then be hauled after releasing the leeward sheet, both sets of buntlines hauled in, and lay aloft to stow. Further up in the bow the bulwark ceiling is complete and the shipwrights are working on the outer planking. In a recently made decision the shipwrights will copper the entire keel structure both to help preserve it (all of it is original dating from 1841) and to seal it from water.
Aft the transom planking both on the inside and the outside above the main deck is finished and caulked. However, one of the replaced live oak knees is going to the New Bedford Whaling Museum to be on permanent display in the Morgan exhibit.
If they are mushed too much, the client usually ends up unhappy, even though they might have pushed for the mushing.
As the planking moves up the hull, the scaffolding has been reconfigured and the scaffolding in the hold is being removed.
Also consider, as I understand furnaces and boilers, there is a lot more heat transferred by radiation than by conduction or convection. The jib dounhauls are belayed on the port side of the bowsprit, the running tack pennants on the starboard side.
The covering boards in the transom are done and both inner and outer planking are proceeding nicely. These rivets reinforce the butt-end seams of the planks to help prevent them from loosening and springing out. Paint the inside of the shell matt black to absorb heat and then put whatever BTU you like in there and the part that doesn't escape up the chimney (the only other way out) will heat the shell. They were not part of the original construction but were required by the insurance companies in the 1880's when Morgan moved to San Francisco, as her new homeport.
Placement of the butt rivets on the planking below the waterline is over 50% completed and caulked.
While this is excellent progress, there is a lot of fairing of new material and caulking to be done once the planks are in. When she was at Chubb's Wharf, the Morgan sported a six-foot band of copper around her waterline. When the Morgan moved to San Francisco the insurance companies required a third rivet be placed one frame away from the butt ends.
The sheathing protects against gribble and shipworm damage, but it also hides whatever damage has occurred particularly to the caulking. As a preservation practice, therefore, the sheathing other than a band around the waterline was not installed.
However, because the keel is original to the vessel and it is not caulked (thus less need for inspection), the copper sheathing will be affixed to the keel this time around. A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys. A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude.
A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969. General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again. A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H. A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL.
A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities.
A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus). A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions.
A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it.
A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way. A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet.
Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms. A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement. A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post.
A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams. A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report. A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket. A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others. A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer. A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America? A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game.


A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks. A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem . A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common. A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face). James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism.
A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups. A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment.
A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today. A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family. A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race! A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr. A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America. A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on.
A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach.
A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship. A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades. His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut. A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race.
A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money. Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer. A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game?
A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player.
I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season. A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words. A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number. A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade.
A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V.
A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson.
A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks. A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms. This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr.
Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done. The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck!
Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential!
Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels. In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help".
If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry. One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day. My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them. In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country. A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper.
A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser. A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper. A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr.
A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo.
Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball. In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone? We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program.
BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department. A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them. A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason.
If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie.
A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks. A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him.
A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to. A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not.
A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow.
A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change. A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth? A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police. A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect. A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things.
A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior.
Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted . A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight.
A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger.
A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy. A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete. A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R. Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between. A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble).
Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party. A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station.
A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon.
A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community. A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone.
A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.



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