Use the conversation subjects you’re about to discover with other conversation skills for the best results! In your RSS reader, you can even setup separate categories to easily monitor sites covering fun topics, international issues (amazing tip for when you’re about to travel overseas!), and client industry news.
Anything from “Can you show me how to use the photocopier?” to “Can you give me some tips on managing the finance department?” gives a co-worker pride.
Whether you talk to a world traveler or someone who doesn’t have a passport, everyone loves traveling.
When sharing stuff about your job, describe it in a way the person will understand by relating it to their experience.
A question like “What would you do if the world was going to end in 24 hours?” can bring up some interesting answers.
If you’re with a group of friends, sharing embarrassing stories can cause a lot of laughs. Look at the people walking by (great if you’re in public) and try guessing facts about them. For example – “If you were any animal, which animal would you be?” It sounds childish, but can work with anyone.
Many women love giving advice and solving problems, although spilling your problems is better on a potential friend rather than a date. A lot of women have big ambitions these days, and sharing them with supportive friends can make them feel great. Revolutionary fact: women love to gossip about men – comparing good and bad experiences, lusting after attractive men, and generally talking about them. It’s no secret many women love to gossip – usually about people they know, either at work or socially. For men who enjoy movies and TV, discuss which movies they’ve seen lately, their favorite movie of all time, the best action scene etc. Review my list of 101 conversation starters for great ideas to get talking with people you don’t know. As you get better with all your conversation skills, you only need one or two topics to get going as the conversation carries itself through a variety of topics you could not conceive earlier. For everything you need to develop people skills for a great life, even if you’re shy, I suggest you get my Big Talk course.
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The Sound Transit Board has announced a revised ST3 plan that reduces, by three years, the projected timeline to bring light rail to West Seattle. The revised plan also accelerates light rail to Ballard by three years, adds a new station to the existing line at South Graham Street five years sooner, and provides funding for completion of a station at NE 130th Street. Earlier this week the City Council passed a resolution  encouraging Sound Transit to accelerate the schedule and provide ST3 transit service as quickly as possible. Many thanks to the leadership of Board Chair Dow Constantine, my Council colleague and Board Member Rob Johnson, and Councilmember Mike O’Brien for his collaborative work in developing the Council resolution.
The Sound Transit Board is expected to take final action to send the ST3 package to the General Election ballot next month. On May 3, the Mayor released his proposed 20-year update to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. A key issue for me during this comprehensive planning process is commit to meaningfully addressing displacement.
In 2015, former Councilmember Licata and Councilmember O’Brien worked hard to ensure that the office of Department of Planning and Development (DPD) defined displacement and conducted a displacement risk analysis for the 4 Comp Plan alternatives being considered at that time.
The involuntary relocation of current residents or businesses from their current residence.
Here is how the Displacement Risk Analysis was done for those four alternatives, the result being a CompPlan recommendation that includes strategies to mitigate displacement, in this case the above mentioned Equitable Development Implementation Plan. This was an important step forward, but the commitment to doing this work must be ongoing, not one time, for one plan. Is the intensity of expected growth in particular urban centers and villages likely to have an impact on displacement of marginalized populations? Is the intensity of expected growth in particular urban centers and villages likely to have an impact on marginalized populations’ access to key determinants of physical, social, and economic well-being? What strategies and levels of investment are necessary to mitigate the impacts of expected growth and to maximize opportunities for equitable outcomes? Over the next several months, the Council will be reviewing the Mayor’s recommended CompPlan 2035. Young people between age 11 and 25 have until May 29 to vote on how to spend $700,000 of the city budget, either online or in person.
The options were developed as part of the Youth Voice, Youth Choice Participatory Budgeting project, run through the Department of Neighborhoods.
If you are between 11 and 25, you can vote for your top 7 projects out of 19 total proposals, developed by city youth from over 530 project ideas submitted citywide. Youth also developed the rulebook for running the process; the Seattle Channel has a short video with more background. On May 5th a coalition of 28 companies including Starbucks, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, and Nordstrom held an opportunity fair for youth at CenturyLink Event Center. SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) issued the following statement after the completion of today’s Sound Transit Board meeting, during which time City of Seattle representatives presented an amendment to the Sound Transit 3 package which will fully fund the NE 130th Street station on the Lynnwood LINK rail line. The amendment will be considered as part of a revised ST3 proposal scheduled for a vote by the 18 member regional Sound Transit Board on June 2, 2016. Seattle City Council meetings are cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21, HD Channels 321 Comcast, 721 Wave and on the City Council’s website. SEATTLE – Sound Transit Board members Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Rob Johnson introduced amendments to the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plan during today’s Board meeting in conjunction with other board members around the region.  The amendments effectively expand light rail and other transit services throughout the region. Improve access to existing or previous planned routes with new stations at Graham Street, Boeing Access Road, and N.
Address immediate transit needs with investments in the RapidRide C and D Lines and Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit.
The amendment will be considered as part of a revised ST3 proposal scheduled for a vote by the 18 member regional Sound Transit Board on June 2, 2016.  The actions at this meeting will be related to the final adoption of the system plan, which is scheduled for the June 23, 2016 Board Meeting.
As a daily transit rider I feel a strong responsibility to ensure that the decisions we make on the Sound Transit board will be in the best interests of our current and future riders.
When we asked the public for feedback, we heard many things, including that the draft plan took too long to deliver important projects, especially the added lines to Ballard and West Seattle.
First, additional funding allows us to speed up the delivery of new lines to Ballard and West Seattle.
In addition to the projects and timelines released today, Sound Transit’s staff and board are still working on important policy language to be included in the final plan including statements and principles on transit oriented development, project delivery, and station access amongst other issues. I also want to be clear that while the size of this package is increasing from $50 billion to $54 billion, the tax burden is unchanged.
Sound Transit 3 will dramatically improve mobility across our region and help us keep up with our rapid population and employment growth. On May 24, 2016, the Energy & Environment Committee unanimously voted in favor of the resolution I brought forward, drafted by environmental activists from Physicians for Social Responsibility, Heart of America Northwest, and others from the anti-nuclear movement.
On May 16, the Full Council unanimously voted to adopt the Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Major Institution Master Plan. The Swedish Medical Center at Cherry Hill is located east of the Seattle University Campus in the Squire Park neighborhood.
Swedish Medical Center at Cherry Hill is a hospital and is therefore regulated as a major institution. In November 2011 Swedish Medical Center at Cherry Hill applied for approval of a new Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP). A MIMP is prepared with the review and participation of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The City Council has quasi-judicial powers to make decisions on the rezone application when there are appeals. The first amendment addressed heights on the Western block, where Swedish proposed to increase the MIO height to 160’ but the hearing examiner conditioned to 150’. As of July 1st, the High Point and South Park libraries will restore Friday operating hours. The Senior Center of West Seattle is holding an educational cannabis event for seniors on May 26th. Seniors are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers and they often have a lot of questions about what is legal and what is safe. I’ve been asked by a few constituents whether any tracking technology might be available to help police officers apprehend suspects driving in cars. Because of the risks, some cities have no-pursuit policies.  Other cities are considering options such as Starchase. Last year the City launched a youth-focused participatory budgeting process, where Seattle youth will get to choose exactly how to spend $700,000 of City money.
Starting tomorrow, youth from the ages of 11 to 25 are able to vote for their favorite seven projects. For those who had specific requests or cases, my staff is looking into the issues and is following up with each constituent. And as the City continues to grapple with addressing our homelessness crisis, I invite you to please join me on July 27th for a Public Forum on Safe and Healthy Communities, co-hosted by St. While our City continues to boom, attracting new jobs, development, and infrastructure, we know that not all members of our community benefit equally.  In fact, the increased pressures of our booming economy exacerbates our current housing affordability and homelessness crisis, and disproportionally harms low-income communities and communities of color. Last May, council adopted Resolution 31577, which I sponsored, to ensure that we incorporate racial and social equity into our Comprehensive Plan update.  Essentially, we asked that before making decisions about how to grow, we need to be able to define and measure displacement, beyond the antidotes we hear every day.  Who is being pushed out?  Of what neighborhoods?  And why?  How does growth impact communities differently?
I believe in the Growth and Equity Analysis’s Vision of an Equitable Seattle: Seattle will be a city with people of diverse cultures, races, and incomes. The equity analysis highlights the need for city-wide strategies as well as place-based strategies to ensure people thrive in place.
In addition to the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan, our community continues to take strides forward to achieve the goals and vision set forth in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA).  We are taking essential steps toward building new, and protecting existing, affordable housing stock. Access to quality affordable housing is key to anti-displacement.  Building new affordable housing is an essential way we are able to maintain Seattle’s racial and economic diversity and vibrancy, but it cannot be our only strategy against displacement. Affordability in Single-Family Zones: In addition I want to see more opportunities for affordability across Seattle.
We are looking forward to working with other Councilmembers, departments, community-based organizations, tenant advocates, non-profit developers and land trusts working on creative ways to ensure development without displacement.  We hope to bring together local and national experts to learn more about how we can creatively keep people in place, and assure all of our communities benefit as Seattle grows.
SEATTLE – Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6, Northwest Seattle) released a proposal today that would make it easier for more homeowners to build backyard cottages and mother-in-law units in Seattle. As of December 2015, 221 backyard cottages had been constructed or permitted in Seattle since Council authorized their use in 2009, despite approximately 75,000 single-family lots that are eligible to build one.  Councilmember O’Brien heard feedback that current regulations put significant burdens on homeowners deciding to build backyard cottages or mother-in-law units. Backyard cottages, also called detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs), are separate living spaces on the same property as an existing single-family house. Allowing both a backyard cottage and mother-in-law unit on the same lot, which provides additional housing options while maintaining the character and appearance of the property. Increasing the height limit for backyard cottages by 1-2 feet, depending on lot width, which would allow enough livable space to make two-bedroom units more feasible. Removing the requirement for owners to include an off-street parking space for backyard cottages or mother-in-law unit. If a backyard cottage is only one-story, its floor area may cover up to 60% of the rear yard (currently 40%), creating a large enough livable space for those unable to use stairs. Requiring that the property owner live on-site for at least one year after a backyard cottage or mother-in-law unit is created, rather than the current requirement that the owner live on-site at least 6 months out of every year in perpetuity.
Allowing backyard cottages on lots 3,200 square feet or greater in area (currently 4,000 square feet), which would make approximately 7,300 additional parcels eligible to provide this additional housing option.
Increasing the maximum gross floor area of a backyard cottage to 1,000 square feet (currently 800 square feet), which would provide more livable area and increase the likelihood of two-bedroom backyard cottages to better serve families with children.
If a backyard cottage is built above a garage, the garage square footage will no longer count toward the maximum floor area, which often results in an unreasonably small living space. The legislation was developed utilizing feedback from neighborhood community meetings, from architects, and from current backyard cottage owners.   A summary of the public feedback is available here.
I was upset to learn about the two bicycle-car accidents in District 4 last week – one along NE 65th Street and the other along 20th Ave NE. This is now the second serious bike collision on NE 65th Street within one year; with last year’s death and the two current bike riders in critical condition, it serves as a terrible reminder that safety improvements along this arterial are far past due. My vision to address these safety concerns is to install a fully protected bike lane on 65th Street, along the entire length from Magnuson to Greenlake, connecting projects that already exist or are in development, such as Ravenna Boulevard, Roosevelt Way, the 39th Ave NE Neighborhood Greenway, and Burke Gilman Trail. Each of these improvements – which could have been a factor in preventing these accidents – can be found in the city’s Bicycle Mater Plan Northeast Sector Map (pdf), but have yet to make it into any revenue dedicated plans such as the “2016 – 2020 Implementation Plan” or the Move Seattle Levy. At this Tuesday’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting, SDOT will be coming in to talk about the Bike Master Plan. These incidents bring to the fore the necessary urgency of our actions to make our city streets safer for all users, and we must emphasize investments in critical road safety projects to prevent the next tragedy from occurring. Race and socio-economic factors must not be used to prevent people from securing safe, healthy affordable housing. On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) filed 23 director’s charges of illegal discrimination against 23 different property owners in response to the latest round of fair housing testing. As chair of Civil Rights, I will seek to balance the interests of rental housing providers with the interests of renters. To further address this issue, in July, the Mayor’s office will convene the Fair Chance Housing committee to develop proposals that address rental housing discrimination, provide wider access to rental assistance and increase enforcement of Seattle fair housing ordinances.  In the meantime, I believe sharing the HUD guidance with landlords and tenants alike will further the City’s interest in promoting opportunities to access housing. Secondly, an Ordinance to address source of income discrimination (SOID) proposes to add protected class to existing ordinances that already make it illegal to discriminate against a prospective renter whose primary source of income is a section 8 voucher, to include a pension, Social Security, unemployment, child support or any other governmental or non-profit subsidy.
Late last week Sound Transit released the results of a telephone survey and online public comments regarding the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan. Improvements to the C and D lines to increase reliability and decrease travel time also scored highly in the North King survey, as did the Ballard line, and a potential station at NE 130th.
The Council plans to adopt a resolution on ST3 later this month; the Sound Transit board plans to vote on an ST3 ballot measure in June.
As noted in an earlier blog post, the Council sent a letter to Sound Transit that asked whether tunneling was considered from the bridge to the West Seattle Junction (the Draft Plan released in March includes elevated rail).  Sound Transit estimated a tunnel would cost approximately $500 to $600 million more than an elevated alignment.
They noted the alignment would require environmental review, which would consider a reasonable range of profile and alignment alternatives. The Council letter also asked about the rationale for eliminating the Delridge option included in the list of Candidate Projects released in December 2015. Sound Transit indicated they selected an elevated option to the Junction in the Draft Plan based on the result of their High Capacity Study. Every month, I will continue to do the best job that I can to make your reading experience enjoyable. When Captain Jack Sparrow crossed paths with the enigmatic Angelica, he was not sure if it was love or if she was a ruthless con artist who was using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. The Film cast included: Johnny Depp, Keith Richards, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Kevin R.
Todd Philips was back in the directing chair as he helmed his first franchise sequel of his seminal comedy smash, The Hangover.
This film was set in the era before Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became mortal enemies as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, director Matthew Vaughna€™s X-Men: First Class followed the two former allies as they lead a powerful team of mutants on a mission to save the planet from nuclear annihilation. The this animated picture included the vocal talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Mr.
This is the first chilling story-arc of the ongoing series, Hydrology picked up after the events of 2010a€™s Batwoman #0. 10.DC Universe Presents #1 is from the creative team of Paul Jenkins, Bernard Chang, and Ryan Sook. 13.Superboy is from the creative team of Scott Lobdell, RB Silva, Rob Lean and Eric Canete.
20.Batgirl #1 is from the creative team of Gail Simone, Adrian Syaf and Vincente Cifuentas. 24.The Hood and the Outlaws #1 is from the creative team of Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort. Left in a near-catatonic state following the events in Buffy Season 8, Angel would need a seriously rude awakening if he was to make amends for his ill-conceived deeds. Things are looking up for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. This was the third story-arc of the ongoing series from the creative team of John Layman and Rob Guillory.
Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings. Jackson stood nearby as Rodmana€™s presenter, and Rodman approached his former coach a couple of times as he struggled to get his words out. The enshrinement of the flamboyant rebounding and defensive specialist capped the enshrinement of the 10-member class of 2011. Back in the United States, on August 4th, Wall Street saw a a€?500-point drop.a€? This plunge was one of a few in a short period of time that saw Wall Street become the hub for the aftermath of any political and economic outcomes. On August 27th, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, who became the new number two in the Al Qaeda terrorist network, was killed in Pakistan. The Wisconsin recall election took place during this month with six seats at play on Tuesday, August 9th.
Amy Winehouse retrospective, tribute article, written by Melissa Maerz in the August 5th issue of Entertainment Weekly. Comedy Centrala€™s a€?early startinga€? shows for next-day encore episodes based on the on-screen guide. All compiled lists in this issue as well as any other issue are based on the opinion of David Massuda.
This issue is dedicated to the loved ones who have suffered through the tragic losses around the world this past month.
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You can have fun talking about paper to a friend because good conversation is more than topics. Signup to an RSS reader, visit your industry’s best blogs, then add their RSS feed to your reader. When it comes to talking about these topics, you impress people as an expert if you reference where the news came from.
Companies update their technology, modify a policy, or introduce new fun days at work (well, the lucky ones do). If you want to know someone outside the business setting, ask “How did you get started in the industry?” You learn more about people this way, and get to discussing ambitions, goals, and the person’s past.
Ask what recipes people like to cook, which cuisines they’ve tried, and what restaurants they recommend.
You can compare moments of embarrassment in public, drunken blunders, or dating encounters that went wrong.
The idea is that everyone gives three statements about themselves – one is true, and two are lies.
Ask what they thought of the movie, compare to similar movies, and ask what kind of movies they normally like. Try “What kinds of things really make you laugh?” to find out more and turn the topic to funny things. Keep topics light and fun, but throw some unusual questions in there, as many dates involve the same questions over and over. Ask your female friends where she sees herself in five years time, or what her ideal life would look like.
If you find a woman who does, talk about recipes, chefs, and her favorite things to make at home. You can start with a celebrity example “Would you rather be stuck on a dessert island with Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt?” or, for extra giggles, people you both know. Start with “Why are we here (in this existence)?” or “Are we here for a reason, or did we just happen?” A gateway into debating God, destiny, and free will. Discuss what you do to make the world a better place, or how you could improve your contribution and minimize your impact. The effortless discussion may come from a weird fact, a story, or someone’s opinion about the initial topic. Visit his blog and sign-up free to get communication techniques, relationship-boosting strategies, and life-building tips by email, along with blog updates, and more! The City anticipates that by 2035 the city will have 120,000 more people, 70,000 more housing units and 115,000 more jobs. This is a different phenomenon than when property owners voluntarily sell their interests to capture an increase in value. Economic displacement occurs when residents and businesses can no longer afford escalating rents or property taxes. Given the breadth of topics covered by the Plan each topic will be heard in the committee that oversees that issue. Attendees were able to access career development, education opportunities, civic engagement, and legal resources.
A stop at NE 130th -if approved- will mean neighborhoods including Cedar Park, Lake City, Pinehurst, Haller Lake, and Bitter Lake will have access to a light rail station, translating into increased ridership across the entire system. Copies of legislation, Council meeting calendar, and archives of news releases can be found on the City Council website.
Additional funding for near-term C line improvements is also a welcome improvement,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold, District 1 (West Seattle). Today’s amendment is due in large part to successful advocacy by North Seattleites, who are committed to the prospect of light rail service for generations to come” said Juarez. To that end, I am incredibly proud of the work that our staff and board have accomplished with our updated Sound Transit 3 plan.


The Ballard line, originally scheduled for delivery in 22 years, will now be completed in 19 years. This additional funding does not come from new taxes, but rather from improved financial leveraging of Sound Transit’s debt capacity. With these critical investments, I believe that the Sound Transit 3 plan represents a huge opportunity to expand access to reliable, high speed transit, while creating tens of thousands of jobs and making our region more affordable. It calls on Seattle City Light to oppose the Columbia Generating Station, the sole nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, and to support replacing it with green energy. Major Institutions are subject to a zoning overlay whereby an institution can deviate from the development standards in underlying zoning, if the institution prepares a Major Institutions Master Plan (MIMP).  The intent of the MIMP is to balance the needs of the Major Institutions with the need to minimize the impact of their development on surrounding neighborhoods. On September 24, 2015, the Hearing Examiner recommended conditional approval of the MIMP, incorporating some of the recommendations from the CAC.
The Council’s decision to approve, approve with conditions, or deny the recommendation must be supported by substantial evidence in the record. I proposed two amendments to (a) make the mass of institutional structures more compatible with the neighborhood and (b) create a more gradual transition from more intensive zones to less intensive zones. Six years ago they suffered reduced hours including the loss of Sunday and Friday hours due to a $1.7 million dollar cut to the Library’s budget in 2010.
NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Women of Washington is offering Cannabis Education for Seniors at the Senior Center of West Seattle on Thursday, May 26th at 2pm. NORML Women of Washington is a chapter comprised of women who are dedicated to education and outreach on marijuana in the State of Washington. The NORML Women representatives will also talk about myths regarding marijuana and can brief the latest research on medical marijuana and addiction. Existing SPD chase policies are available here.  You can see that these policies specify the importance of safety and require officers to end pursuit when the risk of the pursuit outweighs the danger to the public if the suspect is not captured.
Youth delegates helped select 19 thoughtful proposals to be on the ballot, including funding for safe routes to schools, murals, job readiness workshops, or a youth-produced podcast on violence prevention. Our responses have included engaging with departments for increased outreach and community policing in the Sandel Park area, inquiring into more parking areas for RV’s, connecting residents impacted by the Greenwood explosion to assistance from the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and working to create consistent policies between our Parks, Transportation, and City Light departments for electric bicycles on trails.
But I remain hopeful about our ability to grow and prosper without displacing the people, communities, and cultural anchors that make our city and neighborhoods great. Including in single family zones. I am hopeful that encouraging more backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments will be a big step towards this goal.
Here in Seattle, Homestead Community Land Trust has been working to create affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income families since 1992. There are many models for what these community-owned LEHCs can function and work with other models, including CLTs. As the city faces an affordable housing crisis, Councilmember O’Brien developed the legislation to increase the housing supply by encouraging low-impact housing options that fit within the scale and character of Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods. Mother-in-law units, also referred to as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), are separate living units generally located within a single-family house. The requirement prevents speculative developers from acquiring property and building backyard cottages that don’t fit the character of the neighborhood, while allowing the owner future flexibility for those who don’t want, or are unable to continue living on-site. First and foremost, I wish a quick and healthy recovery to the bike riders who were both transported to Harborview as a result of their respective accidents.  It is clear that critical road safety improvements need to be made quickly across our city to ensure street safety for all – no matter your age, ability, or mode of transportation. As I stated last year on the campaign trail after Andy Hulslander’s death, even my young daughters know that this street is fast and dangerous: they argue over who gets to hold my hand as we walk along NE 65th everyday so they can stay as far away from the street as possible.
At the very least, we should install Protected Bike Lanes, from Ravenna to 20th Ave NE along NE 65th Street (as well as the two planned Neighborhood Greenways adjacent to 25th Ave NE that run on 24th Ave NE north of NE 65th Street and on 27th Ave NE south of 65th Street). We need to begin making concrete steps towards Seattle’s vision for a fully connected, safe cycle network and I will work to ensure that we find the funds to move these improvements up the list of priorities. I plan on vocalizing my own concerns that were highlighted by the two accidents last week – and would encourage residents from District 4 and across the city to do the same through public testimony.
Using HUD approved testing practices, it was revealed that prospective “tester renters” experienced different treatment than did “control group renters” across all three categories: familial status, disability, and use of a federal Section 8 voucher.
In the next month, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts (CRUEDA) Committee will discuss two pieces of legislation to 1) help landlords comply with their duties and 2) uphold renters’ rights. Some of these employers are known to have workforce gaps based on gender and race, potentially resulting in negative impacts on underrepresented populations.
The Draft Plan also includes a station at Graham Street, a high priority in Southeast Seattle. They noted the West Seattle Junction has higher ridership and density of residential and commercial uses, and is centrally located on the peninsula. Topics cover the Super Committee, Rick Perry, Bachman, Pawlenty, President Obama, and the Wisconsin recall elections. Brenda Song, Jason Holley Zendaya, Tiffany Thornton, Megan Hilty each lend their vocal talents to the latest adventure starring Tinker Bell and her friends. This season guest stars include: Conan Oa€™Brien, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bruno mars and Emma Stone. Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig star in this independent film opening on September 30th. The movie opening November 23rd, stars George Clooney, Matthew Lillard and Shailene Woodley. The movie featuring the ensemble cast that includes but is not limited to: Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele, Josh Duhamel, Robert De Niro and Sarah Jessica Parker. The title begins in May, 2012 and is a€?in continuity.a€? Neal Edwards will be the artist on this project.
It is from Dolce and a group of talented artists including: Daniel Leister, Michael Bencic, Jacob Newell, and Will Torres.
Martin announced the sixth title of his Game of Thrones saga epic would be The Winds of Winter. Martin announced the seventh title of his Game of Thrones saga epic would be A Dream of Spring. When she forced him aboard the a€?Queen Annea€™s Revenge,a€? the ship of the legendary psychopathic, pirate Blackbeard, Jack found himself on an unexpected adventure in which he does not know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shared a mysterious past or a villain from his past that may now be an ally. This time around Thailand was the location of the wedding and Bangkok was the site of the most unusual set of hangover events.
Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) were just young men when it began to appear as if the world was careening toward destruction.
Batwoman faces bizarre new challenges in her war against the dark underworld of Gotha and new trails in her personal life as Kate Kane.
This arc collected Chew #11-15 of the most unique crime noir out in the graphic novel format.
This month was all things a€?culture.a€? The month ranged from Mother Nature to the VMA ceremony. Five-time NBA Champion Dennis Rodman was among the 2011 class that also included Chris Mullen.
Cable News network, MSNBC announced it would give a new primetime show to Reverent Al Sharpton. This was prior to the big Presidential announcement he made during the Iowa Straw Poll weekend. This was part of the Recall election that went down to these results: Jessica King (Democrat) picked up a senate seat from incumbent Republican Randy Hopper. Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider wrote this examination at the salaries of the top TV stars. In a group, you’re seen as quiet, but one-on-one it is awkward when you run out of things to say.
Some are deep, some are light, and all are real topics you can use that help you come up with your own.
Be careful not to turn the conversation to personal finance; discussing your own money is crude. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book they mention, ask about it with interest!
Even if someone hates their job, they’re usually happy to let off steam about their annoying boss. If someone is hesitant to participate, they may have had a bad childhood so don’t force their input. In a big group of friends, your friends can tell you which animal you’d be, before switching to the next person. If you get your date opening up about their dreams and ambitions, while being encouraging and supportive, they will feel relaxed around you and value you as a great listener.
Goofy questions like “Which creature would you most like to be for the day?” can break the ice with some dates.
They will also be impressed when you talk about your own passions, as this is something you talk about easily that lights you up in an attractive way.
You might realize they’re not right for you, or you might get an insight into what to do.
Try playfully asking “Ever had a dream that actually happened?” or “Have you tried yoga?” to enter the waters.
You could also do this with movies or concerts – who’d be the actors in your dream movie? A conversation can go along the lines of “Would you?” for various celebrity or known women. Some guys might not be comfortable discussing it, but if you openly ask their advice they might be happy to. What would they think of us as a race?” Think about what life might be like in the future if humanity were to spread to the stars.
Share examples of how you think your environment shaped your being, think about twins who are different, and debate whether human nature is intrinsically good or bad. This analysis addresses both physical (direct) and economic displacement (indirect) displacement. Cultural displacement occurs when people choose to move because their neighbors and culturally related businesses have left the area. This will help us have a deeper conversation about the issues in these elements most pertinent to each committee.
In a city and region beset with daunting congestion, a Sound Transit 3 measure with a NE 130th Street Station represents a giant step forward. Through rigorous financial analysis from both within the agency and from leading financial experts, we’ve been able to modestly increase the bonding capacity by approximately 8 percent, or $4 billion. The West Seattle line, originally expected in 17 years, is now scheduled for completion in 14 years.
The recently completed financial work confirmed the feasibility of moving up and modestly increasing the issuance of bonds while remaining fully consistent with the agency’s conservative debt policies, maintaining the agency’s current high ratings and minimizing borrowing costs to taxpayers. These investments will open doors of opportunity, improve equity, and advance regional connectivity for generations to come.
In an effort to truly strike a balance between the request to limit the MIO height at 105’feet and the MIO height of 150’ recommended by the Hearing Examiner, I proposed the amendment to reduce the maximum allowable MIO height to 125’.
In 2012 the voters passed the Library Levy and in 2013 Sunday hours were restored to all locations.
Bring your questions–there will be ample time allotted for questions and for sharing wisdom across generations! In another blog post I discuss my efforts around affordable housing and preventing displacement in Seattle. Feedback found the parking requirement was prohibitive in creating new backyard cottages, as additional parking spaces were either unnecessary or unable to fit on the lot.
The proposal is scheduled for consideration in the Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee in July. I also mentioned then that we need to fix NE 65th Street before someone else is killed or seriously injured; we have unfortunately missed that mark and simply can’t continue to have tragedy dictate our neighborhood’s safety improvement investments.
The SOCR has jurisdiction within Seattle city limits to investigate and file charges against landlords for violating the Fair Housing Act, which protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing.
As of 2012, the United States accounted for only about five percent of the world’s population, yet almost one quarter of the world’s prisoners, or 2.2 million adults, were held in American prisons. It was also rated highly in East King County, South King County, and Snohomish County—testament to strong regional resonance. They further noted the plan includes a station on Delridge that can serve as a transfer point to light rail, and that the Draft King County Metro Long Range Plan includes Delridge for Future Rapid Ride Expansion (labeled as “Burien TC ? Westwood Village ? Seattle CBD”. 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. This is a magazine that highlights key movements from pop culture, politics and other goodness.
The New 52 include titles in September such as: Batwoman, Aquaman, The Flash, Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics, Batgirl, Swamp Thing, All-Star Western, Resurrection Man, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Red Lanterns, and Green Lantern Corps.
It was time to find out as the last season gave fans a long-awaited cliffhanger about what choice the two made when Walter was facing immediate death.
This is an action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. A little while after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stua€™s wedding. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte, Peter Siragusa, Angela V. 51 one titles begin in September, the 52nd was also the 1st of this patch, Justice League #1 opened a week before the massive DCU overhaul.
Together they had full access to the Watcher files and opportunities to make amends for all they have done and all they will need to do. The class also included coaches Tara VanDerveer, who has led Stanford to two national championships and won more than 800 games, Tex Winter and Division II Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee, the career leader at the collegiate level with more than 900 wins. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have played their latest match-up, three games in Boston. The sound bites of the month included: President Obama, Rick Perry, pundits, economists, and Hurricane Irene. The Taliban used a ground RPG to take down a team of highly trained American soldiers, which included Navy Seals. The 5.8 measured rocked the North East having minor effects in New York and the sounding areas. Sarah Palin came with her bus tour to Iowa to enjoy the weekend while not making any announcements. More than 1,300 interviews were conducted and coalition companies gave 700 on the spot job offers. We’ve leveraged that bonding capacity to respond to the public request to deliver more projects, and to deliver projects more quickly. It is a tool that activists are confident they can use to put pressure on all those who decide the fate of the Columbia Generating Station, including representatives from City Light. Low-rise 3 multifamily zoning is located north of the site on the opposite side of Cherry Street, and a Major Institutions Overlay with a 65 foot height limit is located on the opposite side of 15th Avenue. After many patrons expressed their wishes that the branches be open on Fridays the Library Board prioritized this request totaling $378,000, and was approved in the Library’s 2016 Operations Plan. For single-family lots outside urban villages or urban centers, the one required off-street parking space for a single-family house requirement will still apply. Under Seattle Municipal Code, Chapter 14.08, a civil penalty could be assessed against each property owner ranging between $11,000 and $55,000. It was the only project to score in the top 5 in four of the five geographical areas, as the West Seattle blog noted (see slides 24, 26-29). The Move Seattle levy approved by voters in 2015 included funding for seven new RapidRide corridors, including on Delridge). The ensemble cast includes: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Gwyneth, Marion Cotillard, John Hawkes, Laurence Fishburne, Sanaa Lathan, Jennifer Ehle and Jude Law. Realizing they could use their unique powers to avert a global thermonuclear war during the Bay of Pigs crisis, the two powerful mutants launched an intense recruitment campaign with the support of Dr. The story of this poorly crafted comedy featured Nick who was a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collided with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds.
This story took place fives years in the a€?pasta€? that started to explain how the first superhero team formed. This Buffy: The Vampire Series spin-off title was a new ongoing series that landed Angel back at Dark Horse Comics. Eight-time NBA champion Tom a€?Satcha€? Sanders, big men Artis Gilmore and Arvydas Sabonis; the late Reece a€?Goosea€? Tatum of the Harlem Globetrotters, and womena€™s star Teresa Edwards, who won five Olympic medals also were honored. The best rivalry in sports began with the following results: August 5th a€“ Yankees won 3-2. Open Tennis Tournament just began the last Grand Slam of 2011 is the center of the New York sports club. The month started off with the down to the wire results of the debt ceiling deadline of August 2nd.
When this was pointed out to the company, they admitted the numbers did not add up but that did not change its official stance of taking the Americaa€™s a€?AAAa€? ratings and lowered it to a€?AA+.a€? This was due to the countrya€™s Bond ratings along with the recent political aftermath of the debt crisis. Not to be outdone, Hurricane Irene made landfall when it hit North Carolina on Saturday August 27th. On Wednesday, August 24th, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs announced his resignation as the face of Apple.
The remaining 9 to be named include 3 Republican Senators, 3 Democratic HOR, and 3 Republican HOR. Relate their experiences back to yourself, but remember this isn’t all about you looking interesting – people like to feel valued.
You’ll only keep a conversation going in this case if someone else (like me!) loves video games.
With that feedback, here is how we are going to use this $4 billion in bonding capacity to improve upon the Sound Transit 3 draft plan.
The volatile duo kidnapped Nick and forces him to rob a bank, with mere hours to pull off the impossible task.
In a universe where superheroes are strange and new to the general population, Batman discovered a dark evil that required him to unite the Worlda€™s Great Heroes. This first issue was 40-pages and included the framework by executive-producer, Joss Whedon. But his ruthless ex-partner is still out there, operating outside of the law, intending to make good on his threats against Tony and everybody Tony cares about. Choking up often during an emotional speech, Rodman was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. On August 1st, an agreement was announced and by August 2nd, the President signed off on the next phase of this man-made political stumping.
Rebels took over his stronghold of Libya and continue to battle the Khaddafy family for the rights of the people.
The Category 1 Hurricane made a huge mess in its path as it worked its way up the east coast. From the links of monkeys, international criminals, guns, to Mike Tyson, anything went in this raunchy follow-up film. Before long, Charles and Erik had assembled a crack team that included Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Havok (Lucas Till), and Darwin (Edi Gathegi).
This issue showcased the super heroic talents of: Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman as they embarked on an adventure in this new title with new costumes and a new attitude. It is just a matter of time before their investigations collide; blood spills and inevitably body parts are chewed. Rodman arrived at Symphony Hall in a gray suit, feather-lined cowboy hat and giant white sunglasses, he changed into another outfit for his speech, a red scarf and black jacket commemorating the Pistons and Bulls, the teams he helped win five NBA championships.
Looting had been taking place all over the country along with some journalists being held captive and not being allowed to go into the field and report on the latest events of the day. Treasury became the story of Wall Street as countries invested in that while it did not make economic sense.
The best part was (besides the 30 second post-credit scene) was that the majority of the film was focused squarely on Captain Jack, as it needed to be at this juncture in a franchise four films old.
The film starred: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamitti, Jeffrey Tambor, Mason Lee, Jamie Chung, Sasha Barrese and Mike Tyson. Meanwhile, the malevolent Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) plotted to plunge the world into war with the help of villainous mutants Riptide (Alex Gonzalez), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Emma Frost (January Jones). As the clock ticked, the two dealt with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.
He thanked Commissioner David Stern and the NBA community a€?to even just have me in the buildinga€? and saved his deepest appreciation for coaches Phil Jackson and Chuck Daly, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and James Rich, whose family took Rodman in after his mother threw him out of the house. Anyone following the stock market in August would be dizzy with all the changes that occurred. Each earned a 7-episodes that each would guest star on throughout the third season of FOXa€™s Glee. Threats made against David Letterman in retaliation for his on-air jokes about Osama bin Laden. The new head of Apple was given to (at the time) Chief Operating Officer of Apple, Tim Cook.
The sixth and final race was with Alberta Darling, the Republican kept her senate seat over Democratic challenger Sandy Pasch. In the process of saving humanity, however, Charles and Erik clashed, which set the stage for Professor X to lead the X-Men in the fight for good as Magneto and the Brotherhood spread chaos and destruction on a global scale. Kate must continue to grieve over the drowning death of her sister, the super villain known as Alice. Rodman described them as a€?a mentor, a father, somebody you can look up to and call any time of daya€? who ignored his antics and a€?looked at an individual that had a good heart.a€? His own father left when he was young and they never reconciled.
As the President and Congress announced the formation of a a€?Super Committee.a€? This soon-to-be formed group of elected officials would be made up of 12 members from the Hill. Also in the mix were the other finalists, Lauren Pearce and Alex Newell who were announced by creator Ryan Murphy that would guest star on 2-episode apiece. These real threats against Letterman were probably not the least concerned about the jihadist death threat for mocking Osama bin Laden and Ilyas Kashmiri.


He made that clear because by this move from Walter and Jesse he could no longer kill Jesse. This re-launch of a classic franchise that was not that old to begin with, was fun from the get go. Six members would be from the senate (three Democrats and three Republicans); and six members would be from the House of Representatives (three Democrats and three Republicans).
These events were spurred after an innocent Black man was shot to death during police stop on August 2nd.
Mayor Bloomberg of New York joined New Jersey, which were under a state of emergency for the weekend. It was a big night for special honors to Brittany Spears, Michael Jackson and recently lost English artist, Amy Whinehouse. Instead he stunned them and viewers when he brutally murdered his number two, but slitting his throat. It was a heavy film that balanced historical facts, with the comic book fiction and the Easter Egg X-Universe movie mythos.
The purpose of this committee is to come to a new agreement about Americaa€™s future debt crisis by Thanksgiving. The MTA was suspended on Saturday August 27th at noon and airports were shut down in preparation for the potential hurricane that turned into a tropical storm. According to the Beltway media, now that this issue is closed (temporarily) it is time to get back to the number one hot topic, of a€?jobs.a€? During all of this commotion on the vote that took place on the Hill on August 1st, there was a bright spot between the bickering over policy. On August 13th, during an Indiana State fair 5 people died when the concert stage collapsed due to the oddity of the weather. But the aftermath did leave areas flooded including Atlantic City, Battery Park and Long Island. While she may not have won the flashy awards, Adele went home with the most Moonmen from the ceremony. The first was incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Wirch beat out Republican challenger Jonathan Steitz for the state senate seat in the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday August 16th.
An empowering moment was witnessed when for the importance of this vote, Democratic Representative of Arizona, Gabrielle Gifford made her miraculous return to D.C.
The media coverage of Hurricane Irene prior to making landfall in North Carolina was as if the world was going to end. The second was incumbent Democratic Senator Jim Holperin beat out Republican challenger Kim Simac for the state senate seat in the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday August 16th. As she continues to recover from the tragedy of the Arizona shooting from earlier in the year, she was a sign of the strength and courage that she has come so far.
A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys. And the safety of innocent citizens are that much more lucky for the hurricane that became a tropical storm. She went on to share the great news that she and husband, Jay-Z were expecting their first child together.
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.
Congrats to a€?Baby B.a€? With two parents at the top of their carriers this child will have plenty of music to listen to. 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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