Sunday, October 22, 2006

Odds and ends.

What a beautiful weekend! And I had to work for 7am to 7pm both days. Shift workers at Evergreen pulp work 4 day/night rotations of 12 hour shifts and then 4 days off. Not too bad except for when you have to work weekends and miss the activities.

Proud moment yesterday when Maurice Purify scored the first touchdown for #19 Nebraska in a major Division 1 football clash against #5 Texas. https://www.huskersnside.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=656245
Hope he had a chance to point to “Grandma” Madgie. http://www.times-standard.com/sports/ci_4523307 Two division 1 starting players (The other Rey Maualuga at #3 USC) from Eureka High at the same time. Has that ever happened before? I went to school with “Lil Mo’s” mother Mary at EHS.

“Big Mo” Mo Charlo is not on the Golden State Warriors roster anymore. Is he playing in the NBA developmental league?

Fortuna softball put on Prohibition? No beer? http://www.times-standard.com/local/ci_4532913 Can you play softball with no beer? All joking aside, I have noticed a rise in violent confrontations in adult sports the last few years. I respect umpires Alan Mendes and Janet Harwood’s observations.

I have coached for years and wondered when the parents would finally go too far. The Castro Valley Girls basketball team will have a committee choose the coaches team. What’s next, tell her who to play and how to play?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/10/22/MNGTILTVRT1.DTL

Brian Morrisey used Tract in describing the balloon…..well tract in the TS! Or track? Is it “track or tracts of my tears?”

Nancy Flemming was out on the Samoa Peninsula knocking on doors in my neighborhood. Missed me I was at work. She made a good impression on people in town I heard at work.

Gavin Newsom says he is ‘absolutely not convinced’ that he will seek another term for San Francisco Mayor. Huh?

Poll numbers from the SF Chronicle’s Matier & Ross: Arnold up on Angelides by 15%! Ouch. John Garamendi by 5% over Tom McClintock for Lt. Governor. Jerry Brown in landslide over Chuck Poochigam fo Attorney General. Close race between Cruz Bustamante and Steve Polzner for Insurance Commissioner. Debra Bowen is 2% ahead of Bruce McPherson for Secretary of state. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/22/BAGMTLTPDE1.DTL

6 comments:

Brian Morrissey said...

For the record, I actually used the word "track" throughout the piece. The T-S evidently used a little editorial license in substituting “tract” for my “track.” I am OK with it, frankly it is a very small matter to me.

Eric V. Kirk said...

Sue em Brian!

Anonymous said...

The Times-Standard used editorial license...you mean they took your words and substituted other words for their own purposes??

Those bastards!

Anonymous said...

Someone at the Eureka Reporter should get even.

mresquan said...

Teen dies from gunshot wounds
The Times-Standard
Article Launched:10/23/2006 05:18:23 PM PDT
(Mark McKenna / The Times-Standard)EUREKA - Coroner Frank Jager confirmed Christopher Arrion Burgess, 16, died today after suffering multiple gun shot wounds, but the Eureka Police Department refused to confirm or deny one of their officers was involved as of 5 p.m.

The police department and probation department were at the scene.

Jager said the cause of death appears to be multiple gunshot wounds. The Eureka teen died less than one hour after rescue personnel brought the boy out of the gulch north of Chester Street on a stretcher, while giving him CPR.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Redding.

Bystanders said that they saw someone being chased into the gully by police. They then heard three shots, although one woman said she heard two reports.

(Mark McKenna / The Times-Standard)Scanner traffic during the incident had officers running into the gully chasing someone with a knife. Shortly afterward, officers reported that shots had been fired.

samoasoftball said...

Let us wait until all information is in before jumping to judgement.