first_img:10 Tiger is back…nuff said! :09 You think you’ve been to a cook-out? You ain’t been to a cook-out till you’ve been to Dwight and Chandra Law’s cook-out. Man the food was so good… and there was so much of it I started to go get my cousins and bring-um back. No, don’t ask! If I tell you where they live that’s less food for me. Hey did you know Dwight Law is my oldest and dearest friend? Well you know it now. Two boys from Meldon Avenue in Donora P.A. made it to the big city. Not bad…not bad at all. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of the cook-out, and I was. Good food, great friends, Daniel “The Mayor” Ellis, Vince Neal and Cal State’s finest…(yeah I know that’s a contradiction in terms, just work with me here) and to my great pleasure and delight some “Overtime” readers including my old buddy Roy Betters, another man who has the good sense and wisdom to pick Wilt Chamberlin ahead of Michael Jordan. As a result, Roy you are now “In The Locker Room.”:07 I know, I know it’s a sports column but this stuff is important. Just hold on a minute, you’ll want to know this. The hit of the ParTay was none other than Federal Judge Reggie Walton…yeah that’s right the same Judge that just handled the Roger Clemons case, and other world class cases. Alright, Stan was there, in from Vegas and the ribs were un-be-lieve-able but they’re not more important than the Judge, who by the way is one of the brothers from Donora…C’mon Man!!!:06 Lamar Odom has proven to all you grown men out there that if you act like a child and cry enough you can in fact get your own way. Yep, he’s going back to L.A. The Clippers that is.:05 Now pay attention. The formula is very simple. Meet a girl…pretty or ugly as long as she’s tall…have a baby boy…develop his basketball talent…pray that he grows up to be seven feet tall…send him to the University of Kentucky for one year then sit back and watch the money come rollin’ in. That’s all it takes trust me…as a matter of fact, take it the bank!:04 Some of you are going to jump on me for this but as you all know…I don’t care! Serena Williams, you can’t keep eatin’ whatever you want and still be No. 1 in the world, I am sorry. That’s right I said it, now shut up!!!:03 Wanna have a really good time? Come to the Penn Hills YMCA Monday or Tuesday night and watch “The New” Connie Hawkins Youth Summer Basketball League. We’ve got 100 of the greatest and most talented middle school boys you ever want to see. And they be balling mmmaaannn!!! (Mon & Tues, three games a night at 6, 7 & 8. Only $2 to get in, free parking, great friends and a fantastic facility. Matter of fact you should join “The Y.” Yes you do…yes you do…stop it, you need to lose weight and you know it. Yes you do!!! Ok, look in the mirror then.:02 So last Friday you decided to go somewhere else and not come see Sandy Greene, Jerry Williams and The Guys. Now that’s messed up! But that’s ok, you only missed the show of the summer. Sandy blew it up and Jerry tore it down. And by the way…standing room only sell-out!!! They’re coming back Friday, July 27. Bet you won’t miss that one. (Welcome home lifelong friend Ronnie Randolph. Just moved back from Atlanta and sat in with the band and you would have thought George Benson was in the house.) Like I said “Smokin Jim” you can’t stop me, you can only hope to contain me…Par-Tay on! What Club?!?!:01 This just in. Otis Lockheart, the great city league basketball player from South High, is not dead! How do I know? Just talked to him…unless of course I am dead too!~ DOUBLE OVERTIME ~“At The Buzzer”:00 Champion Enterprises, The Soul Pitt and The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club proudly bring to you The Annual Summer Blast Extravaganza—The Dress White Party with A Touch of Red and—With a guest performance by “Ms. Sandra Greene”—and “D.J. Bubble Gum” coming at ya this Friday, First Friday—July 6 at 3 Lakes Golf Club—6700 Saltsburg Rd. in Penn Hills—First come first seat (no more reserved tables) them ladies was about to kill me last week. I ain’t going out like that!—Free Parking—Cash Bar—Cash Kitchen—Great Food & Great Service—50/50—Prizes and Surprises—$100 Cash Prize to the Best Dressed Couple in White with A Touch of Red—and yes boys and gals not only will the Corvette Club be there but they’ll be showcasing their cars —go to the Soul Pitt website for all the information: http://www.soulpittmedia.com/ChampionEnterprises2.html.last_img read more

Perfect season: New Castle beats La Salle College

first_imgNew Castle’s Malik Hooker kisses the trophy after New Castle defeated La Salle College in the PIAA boys’ Class AAAA basketball championship game, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa. New Castle won 52-39. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — New Castle from Pittsburgh completed a perfect season Saturday night.The Red Hurricanes became the first WPIAL (District 7) school to win a PIAA Class AAAA boys basketball championship since 2004 with an explosive final nine minutes against La Salle College.Ohio State football recruit Malik Hooker saved his best for that late push by New Castle. The 6-1 senior scored nine points in that final nine minutes to help lift the Red Hurricanes to a 52-39 victory at Giant Center.In a game where each offense was content to slow the pace and work its half-court offense, New Castle (31-0) led by only four points in the dying seconds of the third quarter.La Salle College’s Najee Walls, left, and David Krmpotich, right, and New Castle’s Malik Hooker (23), Drew Allen, center, and Stew Allen, second from right, try for the rebound during the first half of the PIAA Class 4A boys’ basketball championship game, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Hooker, who had just four points at this point through nearly 24 minutes, beat the third-quarter buzzer with a nifty dribble-drive layup to give the Red Hurricanes a 30-24 lead entering the final quarter.“It was one of those buckets we really needed, and then we just went on a roll,” Hooker said. “They had been on a bit of a roll up to that point, so it was a big momentum builder for us that carried into the fourth quarter.”New Castle’s defense was stellar all night and limited La Salle (23-7) out of the Philadelphia Catholic League to only 15 field goals and 38 percent shooting from the floor.“We just wanted to make sure our bodies were between their bodies and the basket at all times,” Hooker said. “I thought we played better defense in the second half.”Hooker and fellow senior Drew Allen each finished with 13 points. Hooker also added 13 rebounds and four assists. The Red Hurricanes outrebounded the Explorers 52-39 overall.La Salle junior Najee Walls led all scorers with 15 points and Shawn Witherspoon added 10.New Castle scored 14 of its 22 fourth-quarter points from the free-throw line. The Explorers attempted only 14 free throws.Members of the New Castle team jump into stands after defeating La Salle College at the PIAA boys’ Class AAAA basketball championship game, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa. New Castle won 52-39. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)last_img read more

Being mayor, player aided Johnson in Sterling push

first_imgIn this photo taken on April 29, 2014, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, speaks about the penalties imposed on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by the NBA at a news conference at Los Angeles City Hall. From second left are current and former NBA players Steve Nash, Norm Nixon and Tyson Chandler. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is on a winning streak.The former NBA star led the city’s successful effort to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle and was recently sworn in as leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.But he scored what might have been his biggest victory when he represented NBA players in demanding one of the harshest penalties in the history of U.S. sports against Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, over racist remarks.After intense lobbying by Johnson and numerous others, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the league for life, fined him $2.5 million, and said he would urge the NBA’s board of governors to make Sterling sell the Clippers.“I hope that every bigot in this country sees what happened to Mr. Sterling and recognizes that if he can fall, so can you,” said Johnson, 48, who became Sacramento’s first African-American mayor in 2008, the same year the nation sent its first black president to the White House.In targeting Sterling, Johnson used his unique experience as a former player and elected official to drive the discussions with NBA executives on behalf of the National Basketball Players Association.NBA players were willing to take the unprecedented step of boycotting playoff games if the commissioner didn’t include the mandate for Sterling to sell the Clippers.“For politicians, these moments happen and you either show you have it or you don’t,” said Chris Lehane, a Democratic strategist who has worked with Johnson throughout the fight to keep the Kings in Sacramento. “It was a slam dunk when it came to demonstrating he has what it takes.”Johnson, a playmaking point guard and scorer who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns from 1988 to 1999, called the Sterling scandal a defining moment for the NBA and said he was personally offended by the remarks.“We may not have the power to force Mr. Sterling to sell his team, but make no mistake, we believe that Mr. Sterling should no longer have the privilege of being an owner of an NBA team,” Johnson wrote in a Facebook post before Silver handed down his punishment.Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he didn’t know the mayor could speak so eloquently.“My goodness,” Rivers said. “Just the rallying cry that this is not just about the Clippers or the Lakers or L.A. This is something bigger. It was great.”Johnson’s political trajectory has been rising since he returned to his hometown of Sacramento.During his first mayoral campaign in 2008, he fought allegations of misusing federal grants while running a charter school. Despite the claims, he ousted the incumbent with a pledge to raise the profile of the city. He compared himself to then-candidate Barack Obama and also campaigned on the promise of change.His personal profile has also been on the rise. In 2011, he wed former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee in a private ceremony in Tennessee after plans for a much larger wedding drew intense public scrutiny. Rhee was featured in the school reform documentary “Waiting for Superman” and founded the advocacy group StudentsFirst.The couple attended Obama’s first inauguration and they were among 350 guests at a White House state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande in February.While the Clippers made recent headlines, it’s been the Kings that have dominated much of Johnson’s time.Sacramento had a topsy-turvy relationship with former Kings owners George, Joe and Gavin Maloof as the franchise struggled and proposals for a new arena came in fits and starts. The Maloofs considered moving the Kings to Las Vegas, Anaheim and Virginia Beach until announcing an agreement that called for investor Chris Hansen to buy the team and move it to Seattle.Johnson, however, made it tough for the team to go by getting the City Council to approve a plan for a $447 million downtown arena with a $258 million public subsidy.In the end, the Maloofs sold the Kings and the new Sleep Train Arena to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive – and the team stayed put.Ranadive and Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, described Johnson as passionate, hardworking and charismatic.“He’s the kind of guy that you would love to have sitting next to you on a long flight,” Ranadive said.Earlier this year, Johnson was recruited by the players union to help find a new executive director. Now, he is hearing his name mentioned as a possible candidate for the position.___Associated Press writer Antonio Gonzalez contributed to this report from Oakland, Calif.last_img read more

Spend Mother’s Day Weekend At Quinault Beach Resort And Casino

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0 Some Moms want breakfast in bed followed by an awesome round of slots.  Other moms want a quiet, relaxing day at the spa.  Still other moms prefer a date night with hubby with great food, lively music, and big payouts in the casino.Whatever your Mom has at the top of her list, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is ready to provide it during Mother’s Day weekend.Take Mom to play her favorite table game.  On Friday and Sunday, play the promotions for a chance to win up to $10,000.  Just last month, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino awarded a lucky player $80,000.  Wouldn’t that rock Mom’s special day?For the spa-loving Moms, luxuriate in a gorgeous hotel room.  Then spend time at the nurturing day spa.  Professional massage therapists provide relaxing treatments.  Treat Mom to a marine hydration spa special for two hours of bliss.Enjoy a delightful meal in the casino’s award winning restaurants.  After a tasty meal, play in the casino.  According to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, their slots pay out higher than any other area casino.On Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, the fun-loving Mom will enjoy the Silver Sizzles Revue.  A cast all over the age of 50 is sure to entertain and delight the crowds in a Vegas-style revue.  Think glamour, glitz and feathers.  The performers costumes, exciting dance productions, great songs and hilarious comedy will get the entire audience involved.Kim Archer is performing on Friday and Saturday night during Mother’s Day weekend.  The band describes its music as “old school soul, funk and classic rock with sultry blue and original ballads.”  Enjoy live music by Kim Archer in the Ocean Lounge.Whatever way you choose to treat Mom, Quinault Beach Resort & Casino is the place to be.  It’s still fine to gather photos from the customer/organization – this is just another option if you wanted to snap your own shots.Quinault Beach Resort & Casino78 State Route 115Ocean Shores, WA 98569888.461.2214last_img read more

ThurstonTalk Invites High School Internship Applications

first_imgTo apply:Write 200 – 300 words that details why Thurston County is an excellent place to live.Send the writing sample to submit@thurstontalk.com by August 10, 2014.Include name, school, grade level and contact phone.Indicate two or three goals that you hope an internship with ThurstonTalk will fulfill by the end of the school year.Questions can be directed to ThurstonTalk at submit@thurstontalk.com. ThurstonTalk.com has opened a limited internship opportunity to Thurston County high school students interested in writing or photography.  A special thank you to local Dairy Queen franchise owner, Mike McKinnon, for sponsoring this experience for high school students.Read a first hand account of what our interns gained during the previous school year by clicking here.What you will get:Content (articles or photographs) published with a byline on www.thurstontalk.comExposure to the workings of a profitable business, creating a niche industryInsight into the applications of social media in the business communityConnections with published writers and recognized business leadersFlexibility to complete assignments on your own scheduleWhat ThurstonTalk expects:One article or four photos submitted each monthExceptional, error-free content that matches our platformConsistent follow-through on commitmentsSincere interest in what we’re creating at ThurstonTalkInitiative to ask for what you want to learn about Facebook50Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Lacey City Council Seeks Planning Commission Members

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for two vacancies on the Planning Commission. One position must be filled by a resident who lives in the City limits. The second position can be filled by a resident who lives in the City limits or within the Lacey Urban Growth Area. The vacancies are open until filled.The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission develops recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside of the city that may seek annexation. The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall.For more information, or to get an application, contact Livia Romero at 360-413-4387 or LRomero@ci.lacey.wa.us. You can also download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume with your application.last_img read more

Mary Kom felicitated by the World Olympians Association

first_imgImage Courtesy: BFI/Twitter(@MangteC)Advertisement 1a8yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6yoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6xv3f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 745r5Would you ever consider trying this?😱pbCan your students do this? 🌚4o51Roller skating! Powered by Firework In the world of athletes, the designation of ‘Olympian’ or OLY, granted by the World Olympians Association, is the greatest title of honour for a sportsperson, as it signifies his or her perseverance and dedication, to uphold the principles and enactments of the Olympic Charter, and to become an example of this for society at large. Today marks such a day of pride for India as Mary Kom has been awarded the same.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BFI/Twitter(@MangteC)The 36 year old superstar puglist from Manipur posted on her Twitter the Certificate of Recognition from the WOA, signed by the president Joël Bouzou, and showed her gratitude towards WOA and the International Olympic Committee. Check it out below-Advertisement Six times AIBA World Boxing Champion and former rank 1 in Light Flyweight category, Mary won a Bronze medal in the 51 kg flyweight category at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also secured golds at the 2014 Asian Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games.A mother of three, Mary was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 and the Padma Bhushan in 2013. She is a member of Parliament, and was also nominated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2017 as a national observer for boxing.In the recent 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships hosted last month in Ulan-Ude, Russia, Mary had to resolve with a bronze after being eliminated in the semifinal Buse Çakıroğlu, who secured a silver at the tournament. Advertisementlast_img read more

Trinity Hall Bids On Fort Monmouth Property

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Trinity Hall, a private religious, secondary school for girls, which has been in a lengthy legal battle to construct a permanent campus here, offered a bid for a building and property at the former Fort Monmouth installation.However, it’s unclear whether the site would be the temporary or permanent headquarters for the school or just a satellite. They are currently temporarily housed at Croydon Hall.Rachel Goemaat, a spokeswoman for the state Economic Development Authority (EDA), said last week Trinity Hall submitted its request to offer to purchase the Child Development Center, a childcare facility, located in Tinton Falls.“Negotiations with the leading proposer are ongoing,” Goemaat said; staffers from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) plan to make their recommendations for this and other proposals for other fort properties at an upcoming FMERA public meeting, possibly as soon as next Wednesday, Oct. 21.Goemaat would not say who the “leading proposer” is and would not reveal the other two proposers.FMERA has received three separate proposals for the child development center. The amount of the bid is not a matter of public record, Goemaat said.The child development center is a nearly 20,000 square-foot facility located off of Corregidor Road on the fort grounds, on a 7.4-acre property with a playground.The fort property redevelopment plan initially envisioned the location to continue to be used as a child development center. However, the request for proposals indicated it would consider other commercial uses, such as business offices or technology purposes, according to information provided by the EDA.Repeated attempts to secure a comment from representatives from Trinity Hall were unsuccessful by press time on Wednesday.It’s uncertain if any move would be a temporary one and what this means for the school’s future plans and its efforts to construct its permanent campus on Chapel Hill Road. When the school again won approval from the township planning board in July, Victoria Gmelich, the school’s co-founder and board of trustees member, said, “We’re ready to break ground” on the Chapel Hill Road site and commence construction.Trinity Hall is an independently operated high school and offers a college preparatory and Catholic-based educational curriculum for girls and has been leasing space at the township-owned Croydon Hall, in the Leonardo section.The school had been planning to construct its facility on about 37 acres of an approximately 64-acre undeveloped and largely wooded property on Chapel Hill Road in the area of Kings Highway East. Its plan was to build a facility that could eventually accommodate 500 students.Some area residents have been waging a determined battle against the school’s plans. Objectors maintain the use is too intense for the largely residential area and poses environmental and traffic safety concerns.
Area homeowners took their battle – which at times got quite contentious – to Superior Court looking to overturn local approvals.Following July’s planning board approval, Ron Gasiorowski, the objectors’ lawyer, said there were two continuing lawsuits and possibly a third forth coming opposing the development.Gasiorowski did not return calls to his Red Bank office this week seeking comment for this story.Trinity Hall’s development application was before the planning board on three separate occasions. Initially the local board denied the application with a judge remanding it back to the board after the school appealed, with the judge striking down a portion of a local zoning ordinance.On the second occasion, the board approved the plan, with the judge again remanding it, ruling the board acted improperly by not allowing additional public comment during the hearing. On the third hearing, the board again approved the plan but residents said they would continue the legal fight opposing it.School supporters have insisted the use would be a much less intense use than the alternative. The property had previously been approved for development for 20 single-family homes.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) was established after the U.S. Department of Defense closed the 90-year-old Army base in September 2011. The authority is charged with redeveloping the fort’s 1,126 acres of Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport property for the economic benefit of the region and state.last_img read more

A Vigil Against Hate

first_imgRED BANK — It was planned in a rush last Saturday evening as events were continuing in real time, with the vigil for peace becoming a near-spontaneous outpouring of passion, voicing opposition and anecdotes to the day’s violence.The hastily convened vigil conducted on Aug. 12 at Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, attracted between 100 to 150 people. The crowd included Borough Council members Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, candidates for various races, clergy members, and many from the surrounding communities who were motivated to express their concern over the events earlier in the day in Charlottesville, Virginia.There, members of various white supremacist and anti-government groups marched and clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate Civil War general. The demonstration, labeled the “Unite the Right” rally, conducted by what is often described as “alt-right” groups, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, anti-government groups and others expressing support for what they deem “white culture,” offered blatant racist and hate rhetoric.The violence there led to the death of one woman who was struck by a car driven into a crowd earlier on Saturday; two Virginia State Police troopers also died when the helicopter they were flying in to monitor the crowds crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the melee, various media outlets reported.“So much hate has been unleashed,” said the Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, in Lincroft.But this gathering was for a different reason, she announced. “We are here to say ‘no’ to hate,” Jarocha-Ernst said. “We are here to say ‘no’ to racism.”“May we find a way to end this,” was Jarocha-Ernst’s wish.Red Bank resident Kate Triggiano, who is the co-chair of the Monmouth County Young Progressives Committee and has been active on a number of progressive and liberal political fronts, said she was watching in dismay as the day’s events unfolded on cable TV news. She said she had started to receive calls from friends asking about getting something together in response. “We knew we had to do something, we wanted to do something,” Triggiano said. She explained she began spreading the word through social media, with others on Facebook continuing the thread, with the crowd convening about 8 p.m.The group on hand sang hymns and offered their observations concerning the day’s events.Despite what motivated it, “This is magnificent,” said the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, looking at the peaceful crowd. Caldwell, a self-described civil rights advocate, said he had participated in the Freedom Summer, when he and others traveled to the South in 1964 to help register African-Americans to vote – facing violence and intimidation by groups like the KKK. “So, I’ve been around a whole lot,” and have seen violence of this type before, he said. “It seems to me in the U.S.A. there are some people who have a problem with people of color,” he added.“It’s time to be angry,” said Rabbi Marc Kline of the Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. “It’s time to be angry enough to do something” about the “ignorance that reigns and reigns supreme,” he continued.“Today it is time to stand together,” and to let voices be heard, Kline said. “We have to take this moment to start making phone calls, writing letters,” he advised.“We are on the side of America. We are on the side of freedom. We are on the side of justice,” said Sue Fulton, who was last year’s Democratic candidate for Monmouth County freeholder. “I say we have to remember what side we are on.”Fulton and others criticized President Donald Trump, seeing his comments in response to the day’s events inadequate and tepid. “He didn’t condemn anything,” Fulton said.Trump on Monday offered a more direct condemnation of the various groups after being disparaged from many corners, including from fellow Republicans. In his comments, he called the groups “repugnant.”On Tuesday, however, Trump seemed to reverse himself, telling reporters “both sides” were to blame for the weekend’s violence, unleashing another round of criticism for the president’s views.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Sole Survivor outlasts Nelson Home Grown in final of Disc Break Ultimate tournament

first_imgNelson Killbillies was the other local team entered in the tournament.Ten teams from as far away as Calgary and Vancouver traveled to the Heritage City for the tournament.Ultimate is a sport played with a flying disc.The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in professional football.Players may not run with the disc, and may only move one foot (pivot) while holding the disc.The Nelson Ultimate League plays Thursday and Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch. Vancouver’s Sole Survivor got the best of Nelson Home Grown 13-5 to capture the Disc Break Ultimate tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.It’s the first time since 2003 the Nelson Ultimate League hosted a tournament.Sole Survivor pulled away from the host club in the second half after Home Grown managed to keep pace with the Lower Mainland side.last_img read more