If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man. Nine years late, here we are, getting ready to welcome him again to New York City (On March 13, another show at Kathryna€™s Space a€” a Nashville-Austin pipeline). When he was 13, he got a guitar for Christmas, and after some lessons, could play a a€?really rousing version of a€?Row, Row, Row Your Boat.a€™a€? Davida€™s older brother, Peter, had a record collection with a lot of blues and bluegrass music, and it made a big impact. After graduating high school, David attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For a man who today has more than 30 albums to his credit, containing many songs considered masterpieces, things took a while to jell. David displays an acute awareness of modern songwritinga€™s place on the historical spectrum.
David posts a weekly video (every Tuesday since August 2008) on YouTube, Facebook and his website that he calls a€?You Never Know.a€? Ita€™s a great way to get a taste of his off-the-cuff humor. Answer: A The Bible predicted that the papacy would lose its world influence and power at the end of the 42 months. Answer: A The papal captivity mentioned in verse 10 took place in 1798, and the new power (verse 11) was seen emerging at that time.
Answer: A As we learned in Study Guide 20, the dragon is Satan, who works through various governments of the earth to establish his evil kingdom and crush God's church by persecuting and destroying His people. Answer: A The final points of contention will be worshiping and obeying the beast and receiving his mark--Sunday as a holy day--versus worshiping and obeying Christ and receiving His mark--His holy seventh-day Sabbath. Answer: A During World War II, buying was controlled for some items (such as sugar, tires, and auto fuel) by requiring ration stamps. Answer: A The United States is regarded as the world's number one military power and center of influence.
Answer: A America will experience a counterfeit, worldwide revival and will insist that religious laws be passed to force every person to participate. As his crowning miracle, Satan will impersonate Jesus.a€?a€?Billions Are Deceiveda€?Billions, believing that Satan is Jesus, will bow at his feet and join the counterfeit movement. All world nations now look to the United States for protection and support.A backlash against corruption, lawlessness, immorality, permissiveness, injustice, poverty, weak and ineffective political leaders, and many similar woes could easily precipitate a demand for strong, specific laws to be rigidly enforced. As his crowning miracle, Satan will impersonate Jesus.Billions Are DeceivedBillions, believing that Satan is Jesus, will bow at his feet and join the counterfeit movement. He describes his childhood as a€?idyllic.a€? In that small, tranquil town, in 1950s America, his school gave dance classes.
Later, David learned how to play a€?Whata€™d I Saya€? from a Ray Charles record in Petera€™s collection while he was away at college.
A fellow UNC dropout, newly married musician friend, Bland Simpson, asked if David could get him a job there. Hea€™d been writing sporadically and had been advised to test his craft in a milieu that would allow him to gauge his prowess. His second, Deeper Well, in 1988, from which Emmylou Harris covered the title track on her Grammy Award-winning album Wrecking Ball (1995) and essentially ushered David into the front ranks of Nashville songwriters. Furthermore, videos from Hippie Jacka€™s Music Festival show David in the company of monster guitarist Sergio Webb. Sometimes, the patter can be a lead-in to the main lyric, as in the aforementioned a€?Sweet Poison,a€? where an imagined exchange takes place between Socrates and the jailer who serves the hemlock: a€?Would you mind getting me three lumps of sugar? He opens each installment with some wry commentary on whata€™s happening with him and follows it up by playing a song (usually new) with the story behind it. If you think you can handle it, sit and bask in the company of the man about whom the late legendary Townes Van Zant said, a€?Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are, I say Mozart, Lightnina€™ Hopkins, Bob Dylan, and Dave Olney a€¦ Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters Ia€™ve ever heard a€” and thata€™s true. This prophecy was fulfilled in 1798, when Napoleon's General Berthier took the pope captive and the papal power received its deadly wound. The United States declared its independence in 1776, voted the Constitution in 1787, adopted the Bill of Rights in 1791, and was clearly recognized as a world power by 1798. We know from Revelation that water symbolizes areas of the world that have a large population. In this case, they represent America's two governing principles: civil and religious liberty.
Satan's aim always has been to usurp God's power and throne and to force people to worship and obey him. Virtually every leading country of the world has an official ambassador or state representative at the Vatican.
The aim of the pope is to unify the Christian world under the leadership of the papacy by the end of this century.
What other factors could possibly help set the stage for a worldwide law to execute those who refuse to violate conscience? What does Revelation 13:13, 14 say its leaders will do to convince people that God is with them? People will choose to receive the mark of the beast at that time only because they do not wish to pay the price for following Christ.
The end-time coalition of world governments and religions will finally lose all sympathy for God's people, who refuse to join the counterfeit revival or adopt its symbol (Sunday worship). A new president or a new pope may temporarily speed up or slow down fulfillment, but the final outcome is assured by Bible prophecy. In Revelation 19:20, where God mentions the destruction of the Antichrist beast, He also refers to the destruction of the false prophet.
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.
He plied his paper route and could cut through the woods on a daily basis to get to his best frienda€™s house when he was only 8.
David came to view the South through the lens of family, rather than the prevailing a€™60s view of Southerners in sheets, eager to lynch the errant person of color.
A friend from Chapel Hill, Ben Jones, was acting in the Atlanta Childrena€™s Theater and got David a part in a play, which parlayed into a steady gig, enabling him to stay in Atlanta with his girlfriend. Emmylou also later recorded Davida€™s a€?Jerusalem Tomorrowa€? and a€?1917,a€? about a French prostitute who provides solace to a young World War I soldier. The beauty of the melody and the elegance of the lyrics are a mixture of ecstasy and sorrow, capturing the rages of fate and nature and the brave transfiguring resiliency of their survivors.
I like my poison sweet.a€? While most of Davida€™s stage banter leans toward conversational whimsy, it can shift in a heartbeat to something theatrical, infusing his performances with an undercurrent of drama a€” laced with wicked humor. When you think about it, it makes sense that the most powerful and influential nation on earth will play a vital role in the final stunning events of the world's closing history. America will become a persecuting power that will force people to go against their conscience, as did papal Rome--which is portrayed in the first half of Revelation chapter 13.a€?a€?B. They will have chosen to obey the word of a creature, a man, instead of the word of their Creator, Jesus Christ. In this highly computerized age, a system based on your Social Security number could easily be set up. God's last-day church will grow with amazing speed as millions join God's people and accept His offer of salvation by free grace and faith in Jesus, which transforms them into His obedient servants.
They will feel that the wonderful miracles accompanying their revival prove its validity--miracles such as the sick being healed or notorious God-haters, immoral movie stars, drug lords, and well-known criminals being converted. America will become a persecuting power that will force people to go against their conscience, as did papal Rome--which is portrayed in the first half of Revelation chapter 13.B.
These lying (John 8:44), demonic spirits will doubtless claim that God has sent them to urge all to cooperate.
Genorisity will be rewarded:Give a cup of water, and you will receive a cup of water in return. An enterprising woman, Marcia Wilson, moved to Chapel Hill from Maryland and opened a cafe, The Cata€™s Cradle.
The affair ended and, after a year-and-a-half in childrena€™s theater, David left for Nashville.
Its lyrics capture the horror of war a€” death in the trenches and too many corpses to bury. While therea€™s a perfectly lovely studio version on YouTube, I prefer the completely acoustic performance on his website a€?Newsa€? page, done for the The Nature Conservancya€™s If Trees Could Sing project. His songa€™ a€?Sweet Poison,a€? with its spoken introduction, blossoms like the love child of Jack Kerouac and ZZ Top. But even more surprises await you as the Bible reveals how the leading nation of the world came to exist and why! Unless you agreed to cooperate with the worldwide coalition, your number, when punched in before a purchase, could show you disqualified. The papacy is so influential and powerful that nearly every major country consults her before making major policy moves.
Many people and leaders from all countries of the world will refuse to worship the beast and embrace his false teachings.
It will begin again after the 1,000 years, when the wicked surround the holy city with hopes of capturing it.
The coalition will insist that no one be permitted to wreck this worldwide revival which is drawing all religions. Satan works through earth's leaders and nations to hurt God's people and thus bring heartache to Jesus and the Father. In this Study Guide we have identified the lamb-horned beast as the United States of America.
Charge too much for grain, and you will be cursed; sell it at a fair price, and you will be praised. Both his brothera€™s record collection and visiting his Southern relatives infused in him the love of folk music.
This was a revelation to David, who didna€™t know anything beyond playing small gigs locally.
Its desperate refrain, tonight the war is over, brings home the futility of pawns in the clutches of a conflict between world powers. Please read Revelation 13:11-18 before beginning this guide, because these eight verses give a prophetic picture of America in the days ahead.
It means that this new nation would arise in an area of the world that had been virtually unpopulated before the late 1700s. The United States will lead the nations of the world in forcing worship of, and allegiance to, the papal Antichrist.
Satan will deceive the world into believing that they must compromise Bible truth and keep Sunday holy. The battle will close when God rains fire down from heaven upon the wicked and destroys them (Revelation 20:9).
His entry into life as a performer came when he quit the basketball team to take part in a school play.
It became the center of my life.a€? Performing there, David began sliding his own songs into the middle of a set of Carter Family songs and the like, figuring if no one noticed, hea€™d written a good song. In a€?Jerusalem Tomorrow,a€? a charlatan, peddling fake miracles, is told about the exploits of Jesus and tracks him down. But America established something entirely new: Freedom to worship as you wish without government interference or control--and with government protection. But in reality, obedience to and worship of the beast will shut people out of God's kingdom. Reminder: This is the sixth Study Guide in our series of nine on the three angels' messages. His love of theatricality sprang from the first moment he stepped on a stage with a room full of adults waiting to hear what he had to say. Deciding to join him, we hear: Dona€™t see how too much can go wrong a€¦ Wea€™re headed for Jerusalem tomorrow. No wonder Jesus makes such an issue in Revelation over worshiping the beast and receiving his mark!


Its leaders will become fully convinced that those who refuse to cooperate with the worldwide counterfeit revival are the cause of all the world's woes (Daniel 11:44).
The next Study Guide will reveal how Christian churches and other religions worldwide will relate to the events of the end time. Those who do not agree to cooperate will be considered disloyal, unpatriotic, anarchists and, finally, dangerous fanatics who must not be tolerated.
Let's blame him and be careful how we judge and condemn people or organizations who hurt God's people and church. Trust in your wealth, and you will be a failure, but God's people will prosper like healthy plants (Prov. He was part of the release of one album, the eponymous Simpson (1971), and he learned a lot about the music business during that brief time.
They had no name a€” just a€?David Olney and his band.a€? The fiddle player quit right away and David recruited an electric guitarist. Lamb-like horns denote an innocent, young, non-oppressive, peace-loving, and spiritual nation. She takes the credit for the demise of communism, saying that Mary, Jesus' mother, guided the pope's strategy that brought down communism. During the Iraqi crisis, the pope and America's president sometimes discussed world affairs weekly by phone. The United States of America will support the papacy by leading a drive to force the people of the world to worship the beast (papacy) and receive his mark or else face death.
Artisans of Peace: Grassroots Peacemaking among Christian Communities (Edited by Mary Ann Cejka and Thomas Bamat)2. There are videos of the group from the Austin City Limits TV show on YouTube, showing a youthful David Olney, as a rocker, leading the band through a wide range of material. No other power on earth could possibly fit the characteristics and time slot of the lamb-horned beast, except America. They will begin to sincerely believe they are upholding God's great kingdom when they endeavor to destroy God's people.
On June 7, 1982, former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II met for 50 minutes at the Vatican and structured a plan to eliminate communism. A-23.a€?a€?When a Marxist group overthrew the government of Ethiopia, America was asked to negotiate. They will perceive the saints to be hopelessly deceived fanatics who are dooming the entire world by their refusal to cooperate in the counterfeit revival.a€?a€?Jesus' Second Coming Halts Battlea€?The battle itself will be worldwide. Special Note: How we wish we could stop right here in Jesus' description of America--but we can't, because He didn't. A-23.When a Marxist group overthrew the government of Ethiopia, America was asked to negotiate.
They will perceive the saints to be hopelessly deceived fanatics who are dooming the entire world by their refusal to cooperate in the counterfeit revival.Jesus' Second Coming Halts BattleThe battle itself will be worldwide.
The United States shipped tons of modern communication equipment to Poland (the starting place) to help spread necessary information to the masses.
When Boris Yeltsin took office as president of the newly independent Russia, he visited America first.
All this may seem impossible, but Jesus' words are always totally reliable and true (Titus 1:2).
It is not perfect, but even still a host of people from other countries hasten to become American citizens every year. He foretold the rise and fall of the four world empires and the Antichrist (Daniel chapters 2 and 7) at a time when such predictions seemed outlandish and incredible.
A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys.
The drying up of the river Euphrates means that the people who have been supporting the beast (Satan's kingdom) will suddenly withdraw their support.
The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice by Emily Farell and Kathy Seipp (The Advocates for Human Rights)7.
Sadly, this richly blessed country will change drastically in the days just ahead, precipitating unparalleled heartache and woe for God's people. In fact, several Protestant denominations have had official dialog with the papacy to try to settle the differences that caused the Reformation. 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.
This action is a copy or image of the church-state combination that the papacy utilized at the height of her power during the Middle Ages, when millions were slain for their faith. Then Satan and his followers will be destroyed by fire from heaven (see Study Guides 11 and 12). The United States, as head of this international movement, will next influence the nations of the world to impose a universal death sentence upon all who refuse to worship the beast or his image. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. Trust in your wealth, and you will be a failure, but God's people will prosper like healthy plants (Prov. 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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