Tornadoes and fly balls

first_imgBy Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaWhen University of Georgia meteorologist John Knox set out to write an introductory textbook on meteorology, he wanted it to be as compelling as the first thunderstorm he remembers during a baseball game in Birmingham, Ala., when he was 4 years old.He also wanted to feature the dramatic weather of the South, where he grew up and lives today.”Textbooks can be general and boring,” Knox said. “I wanted a book that catches the eye and captures the imagination the way any good book does: by telling good stories. Everyone has a good weather story, (whether it’s) the time grandpa was in the tornado or the year the blizzard knocked the power out.”And so, “Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere” begins with the storm that first caught Knox’s attention:”It’s a hot, muggy summer night at the baseball stadium. … Midway through the game … the weather takes a violent turn. High winds suddenly blow chairs off the stadium roof. Then the sky explodes with light and sound as lightning strikes an electric transformer on a pole out beyond center field. A fireball dances along the power lines and the stadium lights go dark.”The sort of fare that keeps millions glued to the Weather Channel during a storm, Knox hopes, will hold the attention of college students taking introductory meteorology classes nationwide.The textbook, co-authored with Steve Ackerman of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published by Brooks/Cole, is the first to put a consistent focus on weather phenomena in the South and Midwest. Until now, weather textbooks have focused on weather conditions elsewhere — the Northeast, for example, or the West.Good stories aside, there are good economic reasons to focus on weather conditions specific to the South, Knox said.”The South may not necessarily have the most photogenic weather,” Knox said. “But because the South is more heavily populated than the West, storms in the South can be much more devastating, doing more damage to people and structures.”Indeed, Knox points out that during the 1990s, Georgia recorded $4.3 billion in weather-related losses and government assistance.While the textbook doesn’t focus solely on the South, it does take on topics overlooked before now. Among them are the “cold air damming” and “rain shadow” effects of the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains and the potential for severely eroding shorelines along the Georgia, Florida and Louisiana coasts in the event of global warming.The book even addresses the perennial question: Are tornadoes attracted to mobile homes? The answer, in case you’re interested, is no. The reason mobile homes are often struck is simply because there are so many of them. In the past 20 years, their number has quadrupled in the Southeast.”No, tornados are not attracted to trailer parks,” Knox said. “It’s just a bad confluence of economics and weather.”The recently published textbook has been well received around the country. Filled with dramatic photos and colorful charts, it is visually arresting.It has been nominated for the William Henry Fox Talbot Prize (the “Talby”), with which the Society of Academic Authors recognizes excellence in visuals in textbooks and other learning materials.The text’s accompanying Web site includes original Java applets that extend the book’s treatment of key topics such as weather map analysis, satellite interpretations and numerical weather models.To access these applets, go to the book’s website at info.brookscole.com/ackerman> and click on “book companion site” in the box on the right. On the left side of the page, you can click on “Applets.” Knox particularly recommends Chapter 6’s “Friction and Fly Balls.””I think the applets are awesome,” Knox said. “Meteorology has needed simple video-game-like instructional methods for decades. And these applets are some of the first I’ve ever seen that actually do the jobs of teaching and entertaining.”(Cat Holmes is a science writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

February 1, 2005 Notices

first_imgFebruary 1, 2005 Notices February 1, 2005 Notices Notice Spittler petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, John Joseph Spittler, Jr., has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement from a rehabilitative suspension.Spittler’s suspension was effective July 17, 2001, and was for a period of nine months resulting from misconduct in the filing of improper bankruptcy schedules and transfer of property.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Spittler’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Carlos A. Leon, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Pena petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Guillermo E. Pena has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement from a disciplinary suspension.This suspension was effective November 24, 2003, and was for a period of one year as a result of failure to maintain complete and accurate trust account records as well as giving incomplete testimony to a Bar referee.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Pena’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randi Klayman Lazarus, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Webster applies for Bar readmission David B. Webster of Tampa has submitted an application for Bar readmission.Webster was disbarred pursuant to a November 16, 1995, Supreme Court order for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.The Board of Bar Examiners will conduct a public hearing on Webster’s application for readmission. Members are invited to write to the board regarding their knowledge of Webster, particularly in relation to his character and fitness for readmission. If you wish to be notified of the time and place of the hearing, submit a written request to Eleanor Mitchell Hunter, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750. Seventh JNC seeks applicants The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting application to fill a circuit court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Robert K. Mathis.Applicants must be registered voters, members of the Bar in good standing for the proceeding five years, and reside in the Seventh Circuit upon assuming office.Application are available from The Florida Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org or from William E. Loucks, JNC Chair, 444 Seabreeze Blvd., Ste. 900, Daytona Beach 32118, telephone (386) 254-6875.An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Loucks no later than 5 p.m., February 11.last_img read more

Robby Krieger Blows The Doors Off The Paramount [Concert Review W/ Video]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York His shoulder-length black hair in a tight ponytail, an acoustic guitar strung across his shoulder, and barefoot, singer/guitarist Adam Ezra stood center stage at The Paramount Tuesday night, April 7 and told the packed house that in order to properly do a Boston accent he’d “need to drop a lot of ‘F’-bombs.”The disclosure was met with cheers—launching him and his band, the Adam Ezra Group, into an electrifying, expletive-saturated performance of their speed-fiddle-soaked “The Devil Came Up To Boston,” a hilarious and catchy take on The Charlie Daniels Band classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” briefly dipping into slivers of fellow Bay Staters Dropkick Murphys’ “Shipping Up To Boston” before wrapping up to resounding applause.Ezra next hoisted a glass in the air and offered a heartfelt salute to the charged crowd.“Cheers to you all,” he smiled, gulping its dark contents down. “Cheers.”The folksy, country-esque, rootsy sextet followed New York City rockers Silverbird as openers for legendary Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger, and Ezra, switching between guitar, harmonica and banjo for his group’s next two numbers—which also featured his bongo player furiously smashing together two metal garbage can lids—could hardly contain himself. He told the audience he remembered stealing his grandparents’ car back in the day and smoking marijuana with his friend “all night to [The Doors’] ‘Peace Frog’” before he’d even begun to write his own songs, and announced that after his set he’d be in the merchandise section selling CDs and T-shirts. If concertgoers dug his music, Ezra said, they could contribute $10 or $5 to an “I Love You Box” for a disc, or even enjoy an album for free if they didn’t have the cash.Also sharing that the band had suffered a flat tire on the way to the gig, it was apparent this guy had a lotta heart [he and his band played with a lotta heart, too], and by the time the house lights dimmed for headliner Krieger at around 9:45 p.m., dozens had visited Ezra at the band’s merch station for autographs, photos and CDs.Billed as “An Evening of The Doors Greatest Hits” with Krieger’s son Waylon contributing guest vocals, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer did not disappoint, along with keyboardist Nathan Wilmarth, bassist Phil Chen and drummer Ty Dennis, delivering a powerful, tight set of songs spanning the iconic group’s six studio albums with late vocalist Jim Morrison, who died in 1971 from a supposed heroin overdose at 27.Krieger, at 70 years old, absolutely owned the night.Wearing an oversized hockey jersey, riffing on his signature Gibson SGs and lending backing vocals on several tunes, his performance proved that he’s not only still got it, but that the guitar masterwork that has earned him a ranking on Rolling Stone’s List of the 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time and catapulted The Doors to rock mega-stardom has only refined with age.Krieger commanded his instrument with the same passion and virtuosity one would expect from someone who’s been opening interdimensional, genre-shattering portals with a six-string for more than 50 years, first experimenting in flamenco, blues, folk and jazz in high school before teaming up with keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and Morrison in 1965, and after the latter’s death, continuing with its remaining members before launching a solo career, a jam band Jam Kitchen—with his son Waylon on guitar and vocals—and then returning to The Doors’ music with Manzarek for more than a decade until the keyboardist’s death in May 2013. That incarnation featured a revolving cast of singers and musicians, including for a time Ian Astbury of The Cult filling in for Morrison and Stewart Copeland of The Police on skins.In a recent interview with StarPulse.com, Krieger said he hadn’t played Doors tunes since the passing of Manzarek in 2013, but recently returned to the catalog when his son Waylon (who’s also a guitarist) “took an interest in singing and got me motivated to fill that gap and play Doors music again.”Lucky for us.Krieger summoned a kaleidoscopic cacophony of noise and laser-guided notes that sparkled with life, gliding and dancing through the air, veering into total chaos at times, and always looping back into perfect cadence with the killer rhythm and virtuosic keys. An arsenal of pedals at his feet transformed his licks into otherworldly meteors of droning, mind-bending going-to-ravage-the-Earth dissonance or straight-up whiskey-drenched jazz-blues. Supersaturated in echo and reverb, some notes lingered like ghosts, wandering among those dancing along on the Paramount’s floor and mixing with the faint wafting scent of marijuana before drifting off into the netherworld he conjured, while others glimmered and leapt from his amplifier like the simmering ashes of a Native American ceremonial funeral pyre.Late Doors singer Jim Morrison may have been the Rimbaud-manchild shaman of the supergroup, but it was Krieger, Manzarek and Densmore’s eclectic fluidity that both provided a foundation for Morrison’s mad poetry, accentuating and anchoring his visions through a magical cohesion at once horrifically dark, sinister, healing and infectious, thus redefining rock and roll along the way.Krieger was also a chief songwriter of the group, penning or co-writing some of the mega-hits that launched the four musicians from gigging shitty bars in L.A. to their ascension as one of the most important rock bands that have ever existed. Among those: “Light My Fire,” Touch Me,” “Love Me Two Times” and “Love Her Madly”—the latter containing lyrics inspired by his then-girlfriend, now-wife of 42 years, Lynn, he told the howling audience.When she’d get mad with him (which was often, Krieger joked), she’d run out on him, slamming the door of wherever they were at the time as she fled. Thus the line: “Don’t you love her as she’s running out the door,” he laughed.The band started Tuesday’s show with rousing versions of “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” and “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar),” to jubilant cheers.With a slick, short haircut and sporting a black leather jacket, dark sunglasses and Batman T-shirt instead of Morrison’s trademark skintight leather pants and shaggy, Adonis-like mane, Waylon was no Lizard King, but held his own throughout the more than two-hour set. The fact it was Krieger’s son singing—and thus, a father-son team—nullifies any ill-will from my Doors-purist self to crucify him as a wanna-be MoJo Rising-karaoke freak who lacked the latter’s stage presence, passion and antics (No One Can Fill Morrison’s shoes–let me repeat that: NO ONE), emotion, fury, destruction and force, missed a few notes, perhaps even jumbled a verse or two, and even if he wasn’t trying to imitate Jimbo at all, perhaps came off a wee-bit so, though honestly, there was a certain magic cast that night through that generational performance. At one point, about mid-set, they gelled and sounded so well that if you closed your eyes you could imagine yourself being back at an original Doors gig. Well, a little bit, anyway. A smidgen, perhaps? I know, I know. Wow, Tirana. Wowww. What the hell is this Tirana guy spewing? As elusive Press food critic Chris Cooke used to state, “I write it like I eat it,” so too will this humble music critic profess: “I write it like I hear it.” So as Morrison infamously told the cop who maced him before taking the stage at the legendary New Haven Arena gig in 1967: “Eat it.”“‘Wait what was that?’” you ask. “‘Did he just–no, no he did not. The music writer did not just tell me to–this is unreal!’”It’s called rock and fkn roll, and this is a Robby Krieger show, people. Robby fkn Krieger! And his son! Doin’ Doors songs!The band next unleashed a ferocious “Back Door Man,” again garnering massive applause from the audience, with Krieger introducing Wilmarth afterward as “a keyboard collector” who’s “got all of Ray Manzarek’s keyboards.”Krieger next whipped out his legendary slide for a stirring rendition of “Moonlight Drive,” reciting the lines to “Horse Latitudes” at its close, while simultaneously climbing up and down his SG’s neck to create the frightening effects of a horse drowning at sea. Without but a millisecond of a pause, the house lights dimmed into the mean, gritty opening riff of “Wild Child,” his son adding a “Yeah! C’mon!” as the band kicked in.Next came the epic “When The Music’s Over,” punctuated by Krieger striking, then down-tuning, the low-E string, and slowly tightening it again and again several times to milk the song’s infamously defining sonic moan that somehow mimicked the ghastly, otherworldly bellow of a downed airplane as it plummets and careens across an ocean of distortion before leveling off, then spiraling downward again.“Quiet!” shouted Waylon in an ill-fated attempt to get the crowd to simmer for the band’s buildup kick-back-in at the end—which featured his father just ripping like a madman across his frets during an extended finger-tapping session.“Any suggestions?” he asked afterward, to a deafening assault of song names. [I personally wanted to hear “Love Street,” “The Crystal Ship,” “Indian Summer” or “The Unknown Soldier,” but being far back from the stage with one of my brothers and sisters keeping a buddy with flatfeet company on the steps of the back riser, I happily immersed myself in one of my $14 Blue Point Toasted Lagers instead. “To Jim,” I thought. “To Jim and Ray.”]Radio go-to “People Are Strange” won out, followed by demands for “Peace Frog!” to which Waylon asked: “Do we have any psychics in the house?” and explaining that was the next number on their set list.“The problem with Doors songs is that there’s too many good songs,” joked his father. “Can’t do ’em all. But we can do ‘Peace Frog.’”It was tight, loud and fantastic, and many in the packed hall danced along.The group then launched into an energetic rendition of “Love Me Two Times”—with Waylon getting jammed up on a line or two while his dad dueled off trading licks for a bit with Wilmarth.The crowd went wild.Waylon then announced to the screaming crowd it was “The Special-Treat Portion of the Show,” and his father traded his SG for a classical acoustic and removed his jersey to reveal a white T-shirt with the iconic “Young Lion” Morrison across its front, tossing a pick out to the screaming crowd.“Back in the day, when we did ‘Spanish Caravan,’ I did this cool solo thing in the middle of the song but they cut it out for some reason,” he explained. “It was really cool. Ended up on the cutting room floor, so I figured I’ll do it now.”For the next five minutes, Krieger’s fingers methodically picked, plucked and brushed his strings, weaving a multi-tiered tapestry onto the canvas of the night, pacing back and forth across the stage and periodically pausing several times at its edge before a sea of adoring fans and chants.Then came those all-familiar descending notes—guitar, organ and drums, falling, falling, falling, then just cascading beneath rabid torrents of crashes.Wild. Explosive. Gorgeous. Dennis became a human machine gun.“Every time we play this song, it rains, so—” Krieger said afterwards, with the band kicking into the popular thunderstorm-drenched “Riders On The Storm.”Sick.Then came “Love Her Madly,” the father-son duo recalling the aforementioned history of the tune—the elder referring to his now-wife as his “girlfriend at the time.”“She’s still my mom,” joked Waylon.“She’s still my wife,” replied his dad, admitting that he “Kind of stole” the song’s title from Duke Ellington.Next came the bluesy “Maggie McGill,” from 1970’s Morrison Hotel.“Illegitimate son of a rock and roll star,” boomed Waylon. “I’ve been singing the blues ever since the world began.”“Not sure if it was the 14 dollar drinks of just yearning wishful hallucinations but arnd this time just seemed to fkn gel,” read my scribbled notes from that moment. “Pple dancing. Tight. Everyone in the groove.”Damn that was a hot one lol.So was its follow-up: an insane jam-out rock-out mondo-mega “L.A. Woman.”“We need some help here, so help me out,” Waylon muttered to the crowd during the mid-song slowdown, dangling the mic chord as if a swinging pendulum. “This is what’s called your audience fkn participation. You guys, at The Paramount—this is the best fkn crowd on the whole fkn tour. I ain’t just saying that. Cause sometimes we lie. Sometimes we lie. We’re not lying right now. You guys are the shtt. So help me out with this next part, yeah? All right.“Mis-ter Mo-Jo Rising,” he and the audience sang along together.The band left the stage to roaring cheers and applause. Pretty much everybody in the house was up on their feet shufflin’ and movin’ to the tunes at this point, and they demanded more.“You’re a tough crowd,” said Waylon as the group re-emerged for an encore, beginning with a rabid version of “Not To Touch The Earth,” into “Soul Kitchen.”“We have time for one short song,” announced Krieger around midnight, above the roars of the still-hopped-up crowd. “So we’ll do a long one.”The whole place danced along to an insane, extended “Light My Fire,” with Waylon leaving the stage for some of it and each musician just flat-out killing it on extra-long solos and jam-outs.“Let’s hear it for Ray, c’mon,” implored Krieger, inciting even more howls from the audience.His solo was nothing short of crushingly devastating, mixing discernable portions of the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” and John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things” within the controlled chaos of this beautiful beast.Krieger re-introduced the band members following equally killer bass and drum solos before wrapping up this epic, the house lights back on, the crowd still roaring, and (if I remember correctly), Creedence Clearwater Revival pouring out of the house PA as we all spilled out onto New York Avenue.“He absolutely owned it,” read my notes. “The songs… The nite.”The Adam Ezra Group will be returning to The Paramount on June 5 with Rusted Root and The Wailers. For more information go to paramountny.com.last_img read more

Five leadership lessons from a Penn State game

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It was cold. Windy. It was raining.But we pushed forward. We put up canopies. We fired up the grill. We shook our fist at the weather in defiance and ate brats and pretzels.Yes, we tailgated last weekend at Penn State.Here are five leadership lessons I learned that day.My daughter Kate can do a pretty mean “Nittany Lion Roar.”Good friends and family more than make up for bad weather.It is hard to defend the triple option.There’s nothing like a great marching band playing military songs.At times, there’s nothing better in the whole wide world than a hot shower.That’s right – I learned nothing about leadership on Game Day. I enjoyed my family. I enjoyed friends. I enjoyed the game. And boy did I enjoy that hot shower. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit unions step in to help California wildfire victims

first_imgState of the credit unionFifteen natural disasters have damaged properties, forced residents to flee and cost billions in property damage in 2017.But, while most aren’t expecting assistance from their financial institutions (FIs), credit unions have shown that they are ready, willing and able to step up after disaster strikes — and work to help members piece their lives back together.The latest PYMNTS Credit Union Tracker™, powered by CO-OP Financial Services, features news on changing credit union regulations and the latest innovation efforts in the market.News from the credit union marketBipartisanship in Washington, D.C., is a rare occurrence these days, but lawmakers recently managed to pull off a holiday miracle for players in the credit union market. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brown’s latest property assault

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New Zealand could delay election after virus return

first_imgNew Zealand’s looming general election could be delayed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned Wednesday, as the shock re-emergence of the coronavirus sent the country’s largest city into lockdown and forced nursing homes nationwide to shut their doors.Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents whose positive tests on Tuesday ended the country’s envied run of 102 days without community transmission.A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday, ending weeks of near normality, when thousands had flocked to restaurants and filled rugby stadiums. Topics : Election ‘very difficult’New Zealand had been held up by the World Health Organization as an example of how to contain the disease after recording only 22 deaths in a population of five million, and halting community transmission for more than three months.Ardern described the new cases as “unsettling” but said all efforts were being made to retrace the steps of the Auckland family of four who contracted it from an unknown source.Her center-left Labor Party has been riding high in opinion polls, largely on the back of its success containing the virus through a strict seven-week lockdown earlier this year.With campaigning temporarily halted by the latest virus scare, the conservative National Party said it was open to a delay if circumstances warranted.”It’s going to be very difficult to have an election in mid-September when we are now mid-August. It is very little time,” National leader Judith Collins told TV3.The initial lockdown is only for three days but University of Otago epidemiologist Amanda Kvalsvig said it could last much longer if the source of the infection was not found swiftly.”The aim is to return to alert level one (New Zealand’s lowest) and regain elimination status — but that won’t happen overnight,” she said.”Even after we stop seeing new cases it’ll take time and extensive testing to be sure the virus is once more under control.”The outbreak has already eroded some of the everyday freedoms New Zealanders had enjoyed, with Ardern urging Aucklanders to wear masks and restricting gatherings in the city to a maximum of 10 people.The final match of Super Rugby Aotearoa — which had been set to take place in front of a sold-out 43,000 crowd at Eden Park on Sunday — is also in doubt.The Auckland Blues said its players had been sent home to await advice on whether they can host the weekend’s blockbuster match against newly-crowned champions, the Canterbury Crusaders. In a statement, the legislature said that step “will no longer be held today” but could be done any time before 13 October 2020, potentially pushing the election out by months.Health officials were also locking down aged care homes across the country because they could act as transmission hotspots.”I realize how incredibly difficult this will be for those who have loved ones in these facilities, but it’s the strongest way we can protect and look after them,” Ardern said.Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield acknowledged the heartbreak of many Kiwis as they come to terms with the return of a virus many thought had been defeated.”I know the virus re-remerging in our community has caused alarm and the unknown is scary,” he said. “[But] we’ve been here before, we can get through it if we work together.” Panic buying returned to supermarkets, huge queues formed at COVID-19 testing stations and face-masked police manned roadblocks on major roads to enforce the new measures. Ardern warned the September 19 election may be have to be delayed if the outbreak could not be contained.”We’re seeking advice from the Electoral Commission, just so that we make sure we have all options open to us,” she said. “No decisions yet, as you can imagine, have been made.”New Zealand’s parliament had been due to be dissolved Wednesday, to allow the election to go ahead.last_img read more

Fresh face in Queensland display market wins big at national awards

Porter Davis launched a new range for Queensland.The firm has looked to shake things up in the new home market, with displays Rochedale and Newport now “seeing more people each week than any of the Victorian displays”.Porter Davis Queensland state manager Josh Darling said the firm’s designs were striking a chord with Queenslanders.“We have more people coming through our new displays in Rochedale and Newport each week than any of our Victorian displays, which tells us that the Queensland market is interested in what we are designing.” Porter Davis launched a new range for Queensland. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoPorter Davis launched a new range for Queensland. Porter Davis launched a new range for Queensland.The firm has 500 staff and 1300 contractors yet “leaves an excellent impression of customer focus”.Among the ways the firm has been winning customer favour were complimentary 12 months RACV Emergency Home Assist, a design review team, feedback and resolution channel, plus it World of Style showroom, mobile apps and social media engagement. Porter Davis launched a new range for Queensland.A MAJOR builder that entered the Queensland market last year with a fresh take on display homes emerged with top honours for how it’s transformed itself.Porter Davis walked away with the Australian Professional Major Builder gong at the 2017 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards ceremony which was held on Hamilton Island. According to judges, “recent initiatives, including a major cultural workplace transformation, indicate a renewed focus on continuous improvement and respect for its customers”. read more

Drug suspect nabbed

first_imgVillaceran’s apprehension was staged onthe strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Reginald Fuentebella of theRegional Trial Court Branch 73 in Sagay City dated Feb. 3, 2020. The 38-year-old resident Ryan Villaceranwas caught around 7:15 p.m. on March 15, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a manfacing drug charges in Barangay Poblacion 1, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.center_img He was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Sagay City police station./PNlast_img

North Dearborn’s Jim Lyttle Among Indiana Basketball HOF 56th Induction Class

first_imgIncluding three members of state championship teams, two members of NCAA national champion teams, four with noted coaching careers, multiple NCAA All-Americans, a basketball historian, a coach/astronomer and two players joining elite company in first year eligibility induction, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 56th men’s induction class.Of note, Alan Henderson and Glenn Robinson are inducted in their first year eligible (26 years after high school graduation), joining a select group of just nine players previously inducted into the Hall in their first year of eligibility (Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Kent Benson, Larry Bird, Dave Colescott, Kyle Macy, George McGinnis, Rick Mount and Oscar Robertson).Jim Lyttle was a remarkable multi-sport athlete who left his mark in Southeastern Indiana.  A four-sport athlete at North Dearborn High School (now East Central H.S.), he totaled a school-record 1,072 career points, leading the Vikings to a 57-13 record and the first three sectional championships in school history in his three seasons.  He was named all-conference, all-sectional and all-regional each three times, while also earning widespread acclaim in baseball.  A scholarship to Florida State University presented an opportunity to play basketball and baseball – he averaged 14.1 points as a freshman and 12.4 points as a sophomore – scoring in double figures in 20 of 26 games – before earning 1st team All-American baseball honors and being selected by the New York Yankees’ with the 10th pick in the 1st round of the 1966 amateur draft.  He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball followed by seven seasons of professional baseball in Japan.  His coaching career included coaching basketball at Boca Academy in Florida, along with numerous baseball coaching stops, including Florida Atlantic University.  He resides in Boca Raton, Florida.Edward “Jingles” Engelhart is noted for his playing and coaching career.  The leading scorer on the Washington Hatchets’ 1930 state championship team and their 1929 state finalist squad as well, Engelhart was a two-time 1st team all-state selection teaming with fellow HOF inductee Dave DeJernett and HOF coach Burl Friddle to guide the Hatchets to a 31-1 record his senior year. A four-year starter at Central Normal College in Danville, he twice earned Indiana Collegiate all-state honors.  Over his high school and college playing career, his teams were 130-29 (.818).  A 23-year coach and 20-year athletic director at Merrillville High School, Engelhart won 307 games as coach from 1937 – 1960.  His teams recorded 17 consecutive winning seasons and in 1957, Merrillville High School named their basketball facility Engelhart Gymnasium.  Following retirement as a teacher and athletic director in 1972, he died in 1987.Bill Hampton was a part of one of Indiana’s all-time great high school basketball teams and dynasties.  A senior starter on Crispus Attucks’ 30-1 1955 state championship squad under HOF coach Ray Crowe, Hampton earned all-sectional, all-regional and all-state honors amongst a cast of three other teammates who are also Indiana Basketball HOF inductees (Oscar Robertson, Willie Merriweather and Bill Scott).  Over his junior and senior seasons, Attucks was 51-5 with Hampton in the starting lineup.  A two-time all-conference player at Indiana Central College, he averaged 18.1 points per game in 1956-57 for the NAIA Regional Champions, scoring 20 or more points in nine of 20 games.  Employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s department for 11 years, a district regional manager in insurance as well as owner of Hampton Janitorial Service, he is retired and resides in Indianapolis.Alan Henderson is recognized for one of the greatest all-around careers in Indiana basketball history.  Setting numerous records in his career at Brebeuf Preparatory, he averaged 27.4 points and 15.4 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Brebeuf to a state runner-up finish and earning Henderson 1st team All-American honors.  Totaling 2,419 career points, he graduated as the all-time leading scorer in Marion County history and 5th in IHSAA history.  In a record-breaking career at Indiana University, he set the career blocks record (213) and remains the program’s all-time leading rebounder (1,091).  He is the only player in IU history to rank in the top five in career points (1,979), rebounds, blocks and steals (148), was named a 1995 NCAA All-American and was selected as one of 15 players on IU’s All-Century Team.  A 1995 1st round NBA Draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks, he played 12 seasons in the NBA and was named the 1998 NBA Most Improved Player.  Since his NBA retirement in 2007, he now resides in Indianapolis.Phil Isenbarger averaged 19.8 points and 18 rebounds per game as a senior at Muncie North High School, earning a scholarship to Indiana University.  Under HOF coach Myron Dickerson, Isenbarger led the Titans to a 57-11 stretch in three seasons, including sectional and conference championships and earning all-conference and all-state honors.  A four-year player at Indiana University, he was a part of two Big Ten Conference champions, three NCAA tournament teams, the 1979 NIT tournament champions and was a senior co-captain of the Hoosiers’ 1981 NCAA National Champion squad.  Heavily involved in coaching youth sports beyond his playing career, he has been a recipient of the Lionel Dubay Award for contributions to Zionsville youth sports and has served as an assistant boys and girls basketball coach at Zionsville High School for over 20 years.  A partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll Law Firm in Indianapolis, he resides in Zionsville.From a long line of basketball greats in Grant County, Herb McPherson was a standout at Mississinewa High School and beyond.  Scoring 1,736 points for a career scoring average of 21.2 points per game, he set a Grant County record with 697 career field goals made and remains the 3rd leading scorer in county history.  A four-year player for the Indians, McPherson averaged 28.8 points per game as a senior.  Continuing to showcase his scoring prowess at Murray State University, he was a three-time team MVP who totaled 1,513 points in three varsity seasons.  Averaging more than 21 points per game as a junior and senior, he set a single-game school record with 44 points during his junior campaign.  Named to the Kentucky College All-Star team, he was MVP in both games against the Indiana squad, scoring a combined 54 points.  McPherson was a 5th round pick of the 1967 NBA Draft to the San Diego Rockets.  His coaching career included head coaching stints at Mississinewa and North Posey high schools and varsity assistant at Marion High School.  Retired, he lives in Marion.Bob Reinhart emerged from small-town Southern Indiana to make a lifelong impact in basketball at the high school, college and professional levels.  A point guard for Dale High School (now a part of Heritage Hills H.S.), Reinhart led the team in assists and was the 2nd leading scorer (to fellow Indiana Basketball HOF inductee, Roger Kaiser) for the Golden Aces’ 1956 and 1957 sectional champions.  A member of teams that were 54-12, Reinhart was named twice all-conference, twice all-sectional and twice all-regional.  A two-sport athlete at Indiana University, he played basketball under Branch McCracken before excelling as a member of the Hoosiers’ baseball program – he was captain of the 1961 team that set the best single-season winning percentage in program history.  His coaching career included a stop at Oakland City H.S. (now Wood Memorial H.S.) before a path to greatness in Georgia.  As head coach at Decatur H.S. in suburban Atlanta from 1970-84, his teams were 305-63 (.829), winning three state championships and twice more finishing as state runner-up.  Among over 23 Coach of the Year honors, he was named Georgia high school Coach of the Year three times.  In 1984, he jumped from Decatur to a spot on the Atlanta Hawks bench under Mike Fratello, before taking over the head coaching position at Georgia State University in 1986.  Leading Georgia State from 1986-1993, he became the winningest coach in school history and led them to an appearance in the 1991 NCAA Tournament.  Since 1993, he has been an NBA scout for six teams, currently with the Miami Heat since 2008.  He resides in Atlanta, Georgia.Steve Risley set numerous career records at Lawrence Central to become part of an NCAA National Championship team.  Averaging a double-double over three years at L.C., he averaged 24.4 points and 12.4 rebounds for their sectional champions as a junior and averaged 24.5 points and 12.1 rebounds as a senior, leading the Bears to a regional championship, in addition to two Marion County titles.  In all, his 1,690 points and 1,172 rebounds were school records, in addition to records for steals and blocked shots.  Following selection as a 1977 Indiana All-Star, he enrolled at Indiana University, where he was part of two Big Ten Conference champions, three NCAA tournament teams, the 1979 NIT champions and 1981 NCAA National Championship team.  Following a professional career in Italy, he served in the office of then- U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, followed by a 24-year career with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  He lives in Fishers.Earning induction in his first year of eligibility, Glenn Robinson is an Indiana high school and college legend with a lengthy pro career.  The 1991 Indiana Mr. Basketball after leading Gary Roosevelt to a state championship victory, he was a two-year 1st team all-state selection after scoring 1,710 career points (21.6 career HS ppg).  Scoring another 1,706 points in just two seasons at Purdue University, he set the Big Ten single-season scoring record with 1,030 points leading the Boilers to the NCAA Elite Eight as a sophomore (30.3 ppg), leading to unanimous selection as 1994 Big Ten Player of the Year and being named 1994 NCAA National Player of the Year as winner of the Naismith Award, Wooden Award and USBWA Player of the Year honors.  The #1 draft pick of the 1994 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks, Robinson scored over 14,000 points in an 11-year career with four franchises.  The 2nd all-time leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks team history (behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), he was also a member of the 2005 World Champion San Antonio Spurs.  Retired, he lives in Roswell, Georgia.Dave Sanders set scoring records in Central Indiana, first at Sheridan High School and later at Butler University.  Playing under HOF coach Larry Hobbs, Sanders led the Blackhawks to a sectional championship his junior year and followed it up as the Hamilton County scoring champ his senior year, averaging 24.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game.  Along the way, he set the school single-game scoring record of 36 points.  At Butler, he averaged 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior and capped his career with averages of 20.6 points and 8.9 rebounds as a senior, setting Butler records for single-season scoring (536) and single-season field goals made (228) and totaling 1,103 career points with the Bulldogs.  In 2003, he was inducted into the Butler Athletics Hall of Fame.  Receiving a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University, he rose to become Associate Vice President of Research and Development at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation in a 35-year career there.Over the course of more than 50 years, the name Al Tucker has been made synonymous with Cloverdale High School basketball.  A 1957 graduate of Patricksburg High School (now Owen Valley H.S.), he served in the U.S. Navy before enrolling as a student at Indiana State University.  Hired as JV coach at Cloverdale in 1964, he was on staff with HOF coach Jim Miller for their 1965 regional champion and 1966 state finalist teams before taking over the program in 1967.  Over a 17-year span, his teams established consistent success, winning 256 games, seven sectional championships, one regional title and five 20+ win seasons.  He led his team to the 1982 Hall of Fame Classic and coached Indiana All-Stars Rick Ford and Chad Tucker.  An agent with State Farm Insurance for 23 years, he has been recognized by Indiana State University as a recipient of their “Coaching Alumnus of the Year” award and in 2015, Cloverdale named their floor “Tucker Court”.  Retired, he resides in Cloverdale.Matt Waddell filled up the stat sheets at Tipton High School before helping the Purdue Boilermakers to two Big Ten titles.  Setting 12 school records at Tipton under HOF coach Larry Angle – including 1,677 career points, 674 assists, 576 rebounds and 332 steals – he averaged 32.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior, leading to selection as a 1990 Indiana All-Star.  A starter for Purdue’s 1994 and 1995 Big Ten champions and their 1994 NCAA Elite Eight squad, he scored 1,170 career points and ranks among the leaders in program history in assists (460), steals (124), three-point field goals (109) and percentage (40.2%), and free throw percentage (82.6%).  Employed with Eli Lilly & Company, he resides in Carmel.The recipient of this year’s Indiana Pacers Silver Medal award, which includes Hall of Fame induction, is former Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame executive director, Ron Newlin.   The Silver Medal – given to someone for outstanding contribution to Indiana high school basketball other than as an Indiana high school basketball player or coach – is presented to Newlin, who served as executive director of the HOF from 1987 through 1995.  His most public involvement during his tenure came as the organization constructed and opened their current museum in New Castle in June 1990.  The project was heavily influenced by Newlin and his background, previously having served as assistant director at the Indiana State Museum.  Newlin also oversaw a $1.7 million statewide capital campaign to help fund construction of the museum, as well as grow the organization’s membership and donor base and create its’ Indiana Basketball History quarterly magazine, before departing the organization five years after the museum’s opening.  A sophomore at Akron High School during its’ 1974 sectional championship season, he graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1976 following consolidation.  He holds a degree in history from Ball State University.  Employed with Bloomerang, a start-up fund-raising software company, he resides in Indianapolis.Edwin Hubble receives the Centennial Award, created to recognize those who contributed to Indiana high school basketball more than 100 years ago.  As the coach at New Albany High School, he led the team to an undefeated regular season in 1913-14 and deep into the state tournament.  Trouncing their opponents in the regular season, they thrashed rivals like Jeffersonville (40-3), Scottsburg (100-5), Salem (38-8) and Lexington (KY) (50-12), before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the 32-team state finals in Bloomington.  A noted athlete himself, he was highly regarded at Wheaton Central (IL) H.S., where he graduated in 1906 and at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of their 1908 mythical national championship basketball team.  His coaching tenure at New Albany came early in his career, before excelling in science.  A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and earning a PhD in Astronomy at the University of Chicago, he made numerous discoveries and contributions to astronomy from the Mount Wilson Observatory in California before his death in 1953.  Renowned and respected for his contributions to astronomy, he was the namesake of the Hubble Telescope launched into space in 1990.The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 56th annual Men’s Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The day’s events will include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle that afternoon with a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.Reservations are available online now or through mail order in early 2017.  Call the Hall at 765-529-1891, visit www.hoopshall.com or email info@hoopshall.com for more information.last_img read more