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A Grip on Sports: Young Zags and an old story highlight a Cougar-less Saturday


A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a rare fall Saturday the past couple decades in which we haven’t had to work. Which opened an almost unlimited vista of opportunities on a clear, crisp day. We stayed (or went) inside. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t watch sports. And learn some things.


• Thanks to a family friend, Kim and I were able to attend the Kraziness in the Kennel with some VIP perks. What does that mean? Our line was shorter, we got to mingle and watch TV, enjoy a cold beverage – don’t worry, I had diet soda – and sit in decent seats.

Oh, and catch up with some old friends, which is always nice. Then find out the oldest of Gonzaga’s friendly men’s basketball players is out again, though Mark Few wouldn’t term Killian Tillie’s absence Saturday injury-based. Sure, Tillie had surgery again, but it was preventative, sort of like why we take a cholesterol pill every night.

We do it to make sure there are no problems down the road.

As John Blanchette points out in his column this morning, that would go down easier with the Zag faithful if it applied to anyone other than Tillie, the most snakebit player Gonzaga has had since at least Josh Heytvelt.

The guy sitting in front of me sure had a lot to say about that, none of it positive. His response to the news of Tillie's surgery seemed a little out of proportion, venom-wise. And we thought GU fans were more of the nurturing, loving type.

Few is going to have to be a bit more nurturing and loving this season, that’s for sure. All but three players on the court yesterday afternoon were new to the roster (four when you count Tillie). Two are senior transfers (Admon Gilder and Ryan Gilder, both guards and both players who will contribute). The rest are freshmen.

Six of them.

Do they have talent? Of course they do. They wouldn’t be at GU if they didn’t. But nothing can make them older except time, practice and a tough non-conference schedule.

The Zags will scrimmage with Michigan State, a lot of folks’ pick to win the NCAA title. They will play at Texas A&M, Gilder’s old school. They will face quality in the Bahamas at a Thanksgiving tournament. They play at Washington and Arizona, two of the Pac-12’s better teams, in December. And they host North Carolina, the bluest of blue bloods.

No wonder Few told the crowd it would play a bigger-than-usual role in helping his team this season.

Their voices and support won’t help, though, as much as the passage of time.

• There is one nice perk when the Pac-12 team you follow (in my case, for work) has a bye. You get to focus on the conference’s other games. Sometimes that isn’t good.

If you happened to watch Stanford’s upset of Washington (and I did) last night, you were able to experience a little of why the conference has such a poor reputation concerning its officiating.

Sorry to go there, but there were so many little things done poorly, it undermines the fans’ confidence the conference’s representatives will get the big things right.

Case in point, a first-half punt. What happened seems minor, but it isn’t. Mainly because it was so embarrassing.

With time running down in the half and Stanford hoping to extend a 13-10 lead, the Huskies’ Joel Whitford uncorked a line-drive punt. It was so short it hit a Washington player in the leg at the Stanford 27-yard line, then kicked forward and rolled dead at the 10.

Everyone in the stadium knew it happened, including the officials and the ESPN announcers. What the former group didn’t know, however, was exactly where. Those of us at home did – as should of the folks in the replay booth. All we (and they) had to do was hit one button on the remote to see. It was the 27. That’s where the ball should have been marked. It wasn’t. When referee Kevin Mar came on our screen to explain, he told us about the touching and where it occurred. He said the 20-yard line, a point at which the ball had been rolling free. He and his crew were wrong.

This is what replay is meant for. The clock is stopped, the mistake is obvious. Buzz down and fix it. Nope. The ball stayed at the 20. Thousand of people watching at home, including the folks in charge of the conference’s officiating and those in charge of its image, knew it was wrong. Fix it. Nope. The ball stayed at the 20.

By the way, those seven yards may have ultimately cost Stanford a shot at a long Jet Toner field goal attempt. We will never know. But we do know the Cardinal didn’t start their possession in the right spot.


WSU: Even though Theo Lawson was enjoying the bye week by celebrating friends’ nuptials (hey, he put his plans on Twitter, so I don’t feel bad sharing), he still talked with Mike Leach and let the Cougar coach enlighten us on defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys’ departure. Though Leach’s comments didn’t shed a whole lot of light on the change. …The letters to the editor on Leach's comments following the Utah loss were mixed in nature. … Elsewhere in the Pac-12, the standings seem a bit upside down right now. … Stanford controlled the line of scrimmage, made plays when it had to and ultimately held off Washington in the upset of the day. The Huskies never found their rhythm in the loss. … California shut outOregon for a half, then the Ducks asserted themselves to gain a tight home win. The Bears' lack of offense cost them in the end. … The Arizona offense came alive behind a healthyKhalil Tate and the Wildcats won in Colorado. The Buffs might be better than their record, however. They certainly are beat up. … UCLAcertainly isn't all that good. The Bruins looked poor again as Oregon State went into the Rose Bowl and outscoredthe host team, adding to Chip Kelly's woes. … The college athletic model will change.

Gonzaga: The Kraziness in the Kennel was just that, especially in the way the Gonzaga students went out of their way to make a quartet of recruits feel wanted (Justin Reed has a story). Besides the Killie injury (as we said, covered in John’s column), the news was a nearly new roster for the Zags. In Mark Few’s years on campus there has probably a season with more turnover – after more than three decades as an assistant and a head coach, it’s hard to imagine anything new – but we can’t think of one. Jim covers that aspect of the day. … Jim has another story as he passed along the news freshman Oumar Ballo, the most physically impressive player on the court, is still waiting for the NCAA to rule on his eligibility. … Jesse Tinsley braved the crowds of cameras for the best shots in this photo gallery.

EWU: Our Ryan Collingwood was in Sacramento, probably to catch up with his yearly quota of In-N-Out, but also to cover the game. He has this story. … Around the Big Sky,

Idaho: A week after dropping a road game to woeful Northern Colorado – the Bears are 1-5 after losing at Northern Arizona yesterday – the Vandals looked like a Big Sky contender again Saturday. But fourth-ranked Weber State was able to hold on for 41-35 win in the Kibbie Dome. Peter Harriman has the coverage.

Whitworth: The Pirates finally played at home Saturday and my, how did they play. How does winning 82-7 sound? Dan Thompson was at the Pine Bowl and has this game story.

Preps: There was one football game left over from Friday night, pushed back to Saturday after some lightning around Albi Stadium. The was some lightning yesterday, but it was all confined to the playing surface and most of it supplied by Lewis and Clark’s Keani Guthmueller. Dave Nichols was there and he has this story on LC’s 43-36 win over Post Falls. … Gonzaga Prep wing Liam Lloyd announced his college commitment yesterday, going on social media to tell everyone he will be playing at Grand Canyon College. Dave has a story on that as well. … Mead golfer Matt Jones was under par last weekend in an event at Pebble Beach. That news is part of our local briefs.

Chiefs: Spokane’s offense stayed hot, rolling Tri-City 7-1 last night in Kennewick.

Seahawks: No game today. Isn't that odd? Let's look ahead instead.


• Because Kim and I were out and about yesterday, I didn’t get anything I wanted done. Which means my Sunday will be busy. At least the sun will be out and  temperature is going to be in the high 50s today, making the mowing and raking and fertilizing a little more enjoyable. Until later …


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"Going Galt": America's Wealth Producers Vs. Wealth Redistributors


Enough. These "Tea Party" protests spanned the sunny Santa Monica pier to the icy streets of Chicago and Cleveland to rain-drenched Atlanta, overflowing the grounds of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, with massive turnouts in Greenville, S.C., and crowds of several hundred each in New York City and Washington, D.C., and all points in between. Like those who demonstrated before them in Seattle, Denver, Mesa, Ariz., and Overland Park, Kan., two weeks ago, the Tea Party participants held homemade signs that said it all: "Your mortgage is not my problem"; "Liberty: All the stimulus we need"; "No taxation without deliberation."

The speed and scope with which they mobilized were due not to nefarious outside conspiracists, but to social networking websites Facebook and Twitter, where a burgeoning network on Twitter called Top Conservatives became the central clearinghouse for information. Planning for a new wave of demonstrations on April 15 has begun at

Enough. While they take to the streets politically, untold numbers of America's wealth producers are going on strike financially. Dr. Helen Smith, a Tennessee forensic psychologist and political blogger, dubbed the phenomenon "Going Galt" last fall. It's a reference to the famed Ayn Rand novel "Atlas Shrugged," in which protagonist John Galt leads the entrepreneurial class to cease productive activities in order to starve the government of revenue. (Not coincidentally, Rand's novel sales are up and John Galt references punctuated many of the Tea Party demonstrations.) Dr. Smith was inundated with stories like these:

"I have frozen hiring in my firm. ... No investments will be made in taxable accounts -- only 401k/IRAs. I am buying silver and gold instead of CDs or stocks with non-qualified money and savings. I have stopped taking new clients, thus freezing my income. I barter more and more. Spend less. I stopped leveraging assets (don't borrow)."

"I have cut WAY back -- I'm no longer buying retail, driving out of a 10-mile radius, spending money on eating out or putting my money in a savings account. I am using the money to pay off all of our debt. It has made our family closer, more appreciative."

Another blogger wrote: "Last year my family paid nearly $1,000 a month in federal taxes, and we are not by any stretch of the imagination rich. I'm going to make it my business to cut that amount in half, using every legal means possible and reducing my income so there is less to tax."

Enough. Those business owners are not alone. This week, ABC News spotlighted upper-income earners going Galt in response to Obama's proposed tax hikes on families with incomes of $250,000 or more. A Lafayette, La., attorney told the reporter she was cutting back on her business to avoid the tax threshold: "Why kill yourself working if you're going to give it all away to people who aren't working as hard?" Tax hikes have consequences. Incentives matter. Only self-deluded wealth redistributors living in la-la land believe otherwise.

Another business owner, Dr. Sharon Poczatek, explained: "The motivation for a lot of people like me -- dentists, entrepreneurs, lawyers -- is that the more you work the more money you make," said Poczatek. "But if I'm going to be working just to give it back to the government -- it's de-motivating and demoralizing."

The perpetual Borrow-Spend-Panic-Repeat machine in Washington depends on the capitulation of the wealth producers. There's only one monkey wrench that can stop the redistributionist thieves' engine. It's engraved with the word: Enough.


Rebel Yell: Taxpayers Revolt Against Gimme-Mania


Some wore pig noses. Others waved Old Glory and "Don't Tread on Me" flags. Their handmade signs read: "Say No to Generational Theft"; "Obama'$ Porkulu$ Wear$ Lip$tick"; and "I don't want to pay for the SwindleUs! I'm only 10 years old!" The event was peaceful, save for an unhinged city-dweller who showed his tolerance by barging onto the speakers' stage and giving a Nazi salute.

Carender, a newcomer to political activism, shared advice for other first-timers: "Basically, everyone, you just have to do it. Call up your police station or parks department and ask how you can obtain a permit, and then just start advertising. The word will spread. I am only one person, but with a little hard work this protest has become the efforts of a lot of people."

Why bother? It's for posterity's sake. For the historical record. And hopefully it will spur others to move from the phones and computers to the streets. For Carender, it's just the beginning. She gathered all the attendees' e-mail addresses and will keep up the pressure.

"We need to show that we exist. Second, we need to show support for the Republicans and Democrats that voted against the porkulus. If they think, for one second, that they made a bad choice, we have no chance to fight. Third, it sends a message to Obama and Pelosi that we are awake and we know what's happening and we are not going to take it lying down. It is a message saying, 'Expect more opposition because we're out here.'"

The anti-pork activists turned out in Denver, too. On Tuesday, while Obama cocooned himself at the city's Museum of Nature and Science for the stimulus signing, a crowd of nearly 300 gathered on the Capitol steps on their lunch hour to flame-broil the spending bill and feast on roasted pig (also donated by yours truly). Jim Pfaff of Colorado's fiscal conservative citizens group Americans for Prosperity condemned the "Ponzi scheme, Madoff style" stimulus and led the crowd in chants of "No more pork!" Free-market think-tank head Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute brought oversized checks representing the $30,000 stimulus debt load for American families.

On Wednesday in Mesa, local conservative talk station KFYI spearheaded a third large protest to welcome Obama as he unveiled a $100 billion to $200 billion program to bail out banks and beleaguered borrowers having trouble paying their mortgages. The entitlement theme played well last week in Florida, where Obama played Santa Claus to enraptured supporters shamelessly seeking government presents. But nearly 500 protesters in Mesa came to reject the savior-based economy with signs mocking gimme-mania.

Their posters jeered: "Give me Pelosi's Plane"; "Annual Passes to Disneyland"; "Fund Bikini Wax Now"; "Stimulate the Economy: Give Me a Tummy Tuck"; "Free Beer for My Horses."

And my favorite: "Give me liberty or at least a big-screen TV."

Plans are underway for anti-stimulus-palooza protests in Overland Park, Kan., Nashville and New York -- home of smug Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer. Schumer's derisive comment on the Senate floor about the "chattering classes" who oppose reckless spending has not been forgotten or forgiven. The insult spurred central Kentucky talk show host Leland Conway to organize a pork rind drive. Angry taxpayers bombarded the senator's office with 1,500 bags of cracklins.

Disgraced Democratic Sen. John Edwards was right about one thing: There are two Americas. One America is full of moochers, big and small, corporate and individual, trampling over themselves with their hands out demanding endless bailouts. The other America is full of disgusted, hardworking citizens getting sick of being played for chumps and punished for practicing personal responsibility.

Now is the time for all good taxpayers to turn the tables on free-lunching countrymen and their enablers in Washington. Community organizing helped propel Barack Obama to the White House. It can work for fiscal conservatism, too.


ACORN and Obama: Together Again


Trumpets ACORN: "On Feb. 19, ACORN members will launch a new tactic in fighting foreclosures: civil disobedience. Participants in the ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for people facing foreclosure is put in place."

ACORN's foot soldiers, funded with your tax dollars, will scream, pound their fists, chain themselves to buildings, padlock the doors and engage in illegal behavior until they get what they want. It's a recipe for anarchy. Threatens Baltimore ACORN's Louis Beverly, who calls himself a "Foreclosure Fighter":

"After you've used all your legal options, your last resort is civil disobedience. We're talking about families who have been in their homes 20 or 30 years. People who are assets in the community, who look out for the elderly, who have community associations, and these are the people being kicked out of the community."

We can all sympathize with good folks who can't pay their bills. But as I've said repeatedly in my criticism of the mortgage entitlement mentality embraced by both parties in Washington, home ownership is not a civil right -- and neither is home retention. Artificially propping up the housing market will only result in more of the same costly borrow-spend-panic-repeat cycles that got us into this mess in the first place. Failing corporations need to fail. So do failing home borrowers. This is borrowing from frugal renter Peter to pay profligate Paul's home loan.

Now that's the kind of theft that should be the subject of civil disobedience.

Instead, ACORN offices, funded with your tax dollars, are training teams of "Home Savers" -- described as "people ready and willing to mobilize on short notice to defend the homesteaders against attempts to evict them." Ready, willing and able to mobilize on short notice because they are either unemployed or employed full time as ACORN shakedown artists.

Guess who's encouraging them to defy the law. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, who told them: "Stay in your homes. If the American people, anybody out there is being foreclosed, don't leave." The housing bullies will be assisted by left-wing propaganda documentarians at the Brave New Foundation, headed up by Hollywood lib Robert Greenwald, who will disseminate sob stories to crank up pressure while Obama pushes his housing entitlement plan.

ACORN is targeting the following cities: Tucson, Ariz.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y.; Houston, Texas; San Mateo County, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Broward County, Fla.; Boston, Mass.; Flint, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Durham, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Dallas, Texas.

ACORN has waited three decades for this moment in the sun. And as Obama promised ACORN members at a forum in December 2007, "We're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're gonna be having meetings all across the country ... so that you have input into the agenda." The moment is nigh. Prepare for lawlessness.


CppCon 2019 Trip Report and Slides


Having been back from CppCon 2019 for over a week, I thought it was about time I wrote up my trip report.

The venue

This year, CppCon was at a new venue: the Gaylord Rockies Resort near Denver, Colorado, USA. This is a huge conference centre, currently surrounded by vast tracts of empty space, though people told me there were many plans for developing the surrounding area.

There were hosting multiple conferences and events alongside CppCon; it was quite amusing to emerge from the conference rooms and find oneself surrounded by people in ballgowns and fancy evening wear for an event in the nearby ballroom!

There were a choice of eating establishments, but they all had one thing in common: they were overpriced, taking advantage of the captured nature of the hotel clientelle. The food was reasonably nice though.

The size of the venue did make for a fair amount of walking around between sessions.

Overall the venue was nice, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Pre-conference Workshop

I ran a 2-day pre-conference class, entitled More Concurrent Thinking in C++: Beyond the Basics, which was for those looking to move beyond the basics of threads and locks to the next level: high level library and application design, as well as lock-free programming with atomics. This was well attended, and I had interesting discussions with people over lunch and in the evening.

If you would like to book this course for your company, please see my training page.

The main conference

Bjarne Stroustrup kicked off the main conference with his presentation on "C++20: C++ at 40". Bjarne again reiterated his vision for C++, and outlined some of the many nice language and library features we have to make development easier, and code clearer and less error-prone.

Matt Godbolt's presentation on "Compiler Explorer: Behind the Scenes" was good and entertaining. Matt showed how he'd evolved Compiler Explorer from a simple script to the current website, and demonstrated some nifty things about it along the way, including features you might not have known about such as the LLVM instruction cost view, or the new "run your code" facility.

In "If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It", Matt Butler talked about security and trust, and how bad things can happen if something you trust is compromised. Mostly this was obvious if you thought about it, but not something we necessarily do think about, so it was nice to be reminded, especially with the concrete examples. His advice on what we can do to build more secure systems, and existing and proposed C++ features that help was also good.

Barbara Geller and Ansel Sermersheim made an enthusiastic duo presenting "High performance graphics and text rendering on the GPU for any C++ application". I am excited about the potential for their Copperspice wrapper for the Vulkan rendering library: rendering 3D graphics portably is hard, and text more so.

Andrew Sutton's presentation on "Reflections: Compile-time Introspection of Source Code" was an interesting end to Monday. There is a lot of scope for eliminating boilerplate if we can use reflection, so it is good to see the progress being made on it.

Tuesday morning began with a scary question posed by Michael Wong, Paul McKenney and Maged Michael: "Will Your Code Survive the Attack of the Zombie Pointers?" Currently, if you delete an object or call free then all copies of those pointers immediately become invalid across all threads. Since invalid pointers can't even be compared, this can result in zombies eating your brains. Michael, Paul and Maged looked at what we can do in our code to avoid this, and what they are proposing for the C++ Standard to fix the problem.

Andrei Alexandrescu's presentation on "Speed is found in the minds of people" was an insightful look at optimizing sort. Andrei showed how compiler and processor features mean that performance can be counter-intuitive, and code with a higher algorithmic complexity can run faster in the right conditions. Always use infinite loops (except for most cases).

I love the interactive slides in Hana Dusikova's presentation "A State of Compile Time Regular Expressions". She is pushing the boundaries of compile-time coding to make our code perform better at runtime. std::regex can be slow compared to other regular expression libraries, but ctre can be much better. I am excited to see how this can be extended to compile-time parsing of other DSLs.

In "Applied WebAssembly: Compiling and Running C++ in Your Web Browser", Ben Smith showed the use of WebAssembly as a target to allow you to write high-performance C++ code that will run in a suitable web browser on any platform, much like the "Write once, run anywhere" promise of Java. I am interested to see where this can lead.

Samy Al Bahra and Paul Khuong presented the final session I attended: "Abusing Your Memory Model for Fun and Profit". They discussed how they have written code that relies on the stronger memory ordering requirements imposed by X86 CPUs over and above the standard C++ memory model in order to write high-performance concurrent data structures. I am intrigued to see if any of their techniques can be used in a portable fashion, or used to improve Just::Thread Pro.

Whiteboard code

This year there were a few whiteboards around the conference area for people to use for impromptu discussions. One of them had a challenge written on it:

"Can you write a requires expression that ensures a class has a member function with a specified signature?"

This led to a lot of discussion, which Arthur O'Dwyer wrote up as a blog post. Though the premise of the question is wrong (we shouldn't want to constrain on such specifics), it was fun, interesting and enlightening trying to think how one might do it — it allows you to explore the corner cases of the language in ways that might turn out to be useful later.

My presentation

As well as the workshop, I presented a talk on "Concurrency in C++20 and beyond", which was on Tuesday afternoon. It was in an intermediate-sized room, and I believe was well attended, though it was hard to see the audience with the bright stage lighting. There were a number of interesting questions from the audience addressing the issues raised in my presentation, which is always good, though the acoustics did make it hard to hear some of them.

Slides are available here.


So that was an overview of another awesome CppCon. I love the in-person interactions with so many people involved in using C++ for such a wide variety of things. Everyone has their own perspective, and I always learn something.

The videos are being uploaded incrementally to the CppCon YouTube channel, so hopefully the video of my presentation and the ones above that aren't already available will be uploaded soon.

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Jen Unwin: Härnäst ska vi jämföra och kontrastera med hjälp av rollspel. För vi vet att ni älskar våra rollspel. Vi ska börja med den typiska konsultation som man brukar göra, som handlar om att gräva och hitta ett problem och sen ge en rejäl portion råd, en stor klump råd i patientens knä, och sen skicka iväg den. Vi vet förstås alla att om råd och information bet skulle ingen röka, till exempel. Alla har tillgång till information, men det leder inte automatiskt till förändring.

Vi börjar med den traditionella modellen, och sen tar vi det igen på Davids sätt. Då försöker vi inte hitta problemet, utan lösningen och den efterlängtade framtiden. Ni ska få se hur han ger eld åt lågorna. Sen efteråt ska jag förklara modellen som han använder sig av. Nu ska vi göra rollspelet.

David Unwin: Välkomna till min mottagning. Jag slår mig ner. Mrs Jones ska komma in, så får vi se i vilket ärende. Vad för er hit, mrs Jones?

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David Unwin: Tror ni att fetman ligger bakom det? Jen Unwin: Ja, antagligen.

David Unwin: Jag tror att det finns ännu allvarligare saker som fetma kan leda till. Är ni medveten om att det kan leda till typ 2-diabetes?

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David Unwin: Ja, det kan ha stor betydelse. Med sjuklig fetma är det nåt vi bör vara oroliga för. Det har också samband med flera sorters cancer och högt blodtryck. Har ni historik av cancer eller högt blodtryck i släkten?

Jen Unwin: Ja, högt blodtryck.

David Unwin: Jaså… Det här med sjuklig fetma är ett stort problem. Vi behöver hjälpas åt för att lösa det. Innan ni går vill jag ta en vikt igen för att vara helt säker på er vikt. Jag ska också anteckna vikten åt er, så att ni vet. Jag tycker att ni ska komma hit varannan vecka, så jag ska boka in tider hos sköterskan. Sen återstår vad ni ska göra under tiden. Här får ni en broschyr.

Jen Unwin: Tack, doktorn.

David Unwin: Jag har fler. Här är en broschyr till. Och en till. Nu har ni fått broschyrerna och jag ska boka in tider åt er, men kom ihåg det jag har sagt om de allvarliga riskerna med sjuklig fetma. Vi måste helt klart göra nåt åt det. Tack.
Då har vi tagit hand om mrs Jones.

Jen Unwin: Jag är djupt deprimerad.

David Unwin: Det var det. Vi tar emot henne igen.
Vad för er hit, mrs Jones?

Jen Unwin: Det är lite pinsamt. Sköterskan sa att jag behöver träffa er för att jag har problem med vikten.

David Unwin: Så intressant. Då kanske vi skulle prata lite om viktminskning. Jag har en fråga: Om jag kunde göra viktminskning enkelt för er…

Jen Unwin: Ja, det vore toppen.

David Unwin: Visst vore det? Vad skulle ni då ha för målvikt? Hur mycket vill ni gå ner?

Jen Unwin: Jisses… Jag trivdes bra när jag vägde runt 65 kilo, men det var länge sen.

David Unwin: Jaså, då kändes det bra. Jag vill gärna veta vilken skillnad en viktminskning skulle innebära i ert liv? Hur skulle ert liv förändras, om vi nu skulle kunna åstadkomma miraklet och nå 65 kilo?

Jen Unwin: Det är så plågsamt för mig att gå nu, så jag tror att knäsmärtan skulle gå över. Och jag är så trött hela tiden. Jag hade mycket mer energi förut. Det vore trevligt.

David Unwin: Och mer? Hur skulle ert liv se ut om ni vägde 65 kilo?

Jen Unwin: Det vore fantastiskt. Jag ska få ett till barnbarn. Det vore trevligt att kunna göra saker med henne. Det tar emot att gå och bada och sånt nu. Det vore trevligt att vara mer med barnbarnen.

David Unwin: Har ni gått ner i vikt förut?

Jen Unwin: Ja, för några år sen. Men jag gick upp igen.

David Unwin: Men kan ni dra er till minnes nåt som underlättade för er att gå ner i vikt?

Jen Unwin
: Jag körde Weight Watchers. Jag är ganska ordningsam, så det klarade jag bra.

David Unwin: Där hade ni hjälp av att vara ordningsam. Jag trevar efter sånt som kan vara till hjälp. Finns det nån därhemma som ni kan få hjälp av?

Jen Unwin: Inte hemma, men min syster har gått upp mycket i vikt, och vi pratade om att vi måste ta tag i det.

David Unwin: Då låter det som en bra idé att få med henne. Ni nämnde 65 kilo, men det är förstås mycket begärt. Men om ni innan vi träffas igen skulle ta ett litet steg som kan hjälpa er att gå ner i vikt, kommer du på vad det skulle kunna vara?

Jen Unwin: Ett litet steg… Jag brukade ha med matlåda till jobbet, och då var det ganska nyttig mat. Det var mycket bättre än att hamna i matsalen där det bara blir muffins och sånt. Det skulle jag kunna göra.

David Unwin: Kan ni bestämma er för det? Jen Unwin: Javisst.

David Unwin: När ni har gått ner i vikt tidigare, la ni då märke till hur det kändes? – Hur kändes det att ha gått ner i vikt?

Jen Unwin: Fantastiskt. Jag hade massor av energi. Jag var glad, det var kul att köpa kläder… Det var toppen.

David Unwin: Okej.

Det kan räcka så. Jag hoppas att ni märkte att samtalet tog en annan riktning. Jen ska nu gå igenom och göra er uppmärksamma på de knep vi använde.

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Session: Final Score College Football:: The AFL in 1967 on the GAME TABLE


by M1Tanker


WE are embarked upon doing a series of American Football League seasons, starting with 1967. Why 1967? 1967 was the year where I really came of age in the sense of football. It was my second season of midget football, aka Pop Warner football. It was the first year I really followed the season from start to finish. Early in that season for some reason I can’t recall I switched from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Oakland Raiders. The Black and Silver simply appealed to me and struck some chord in me. Moreover, in retrospect this was a great Raiders team, an offensive juggernaut, the first of several plus such teams in a row. Ben Davidson’s handlebar mustache rocked.
Now, the Downey website tells the prospective player that “The Final Score Football line of games differs from our other quick play line, Ultra Quick, as the games all unfold in a quarter-by-quarter manner. Each team is rated individually for Offense, Defense, Strength of Schedule, and Home Field Advantage”. We will note that strength of schedule is used for the College game. How that works is like this – say the Miami Dolphins are playing the Oakland Raiders in Oakland in 1967. Rating move either to the left or right based upon the defensive rating and Home Rating. The Dolphins here modify their offensive rating of G by the Raiders defensive rating of -4 to come up with a new rating, in this case the letter C. The Raiders Offensive rating is P, so we add Miami’s rating of +3 for a for a S base offensive rating. That is Example #1. Unlike in the College Football version, there is no subtracting the two strength of schedules. Instead what we have is the rule for Home Field Advantage (HFA). That is very simple to use. Playing at Oakland gives you a 1/1, which means each side modifies their letter by moving it one column to the right. In Example #2 we calculate that and you see the final result. It is obvious that Oakland should win this game but with a very high die roll and a very low die roll by Oakland there is a tiny chance for the upset.


In the only game of Week, the Broncos forgot show up for the 2nd half, after leading 20-10 at half-time. Boston ran up 20 points and Denver got a late same safety as Boston ate the ball to protect the lead. Are these the Patriots who were 8-4-2 in 1966, ready to compete for the title in the East?


W L T W – L – T
Oilers 0 0 0 Broncos 0 1 0
Jets 0 0 0 Chiefs 0 0 0
Dolphins 0 0 0 Chargers 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 Raiders 0 0 0
Patriots 1 0 0


Week 2 saw Boston travel to San Diego. By the end of the 3rd Q, SD was ahead 27-14, winning by 34-21. Lance Alworth scored twice against Boston.

The Chiefs traveled to Houston. KC has a chip on its shoulder after losing the first Super Bowl. At the half, KC was down 7-6. Houston conducted two long scoring drives to upset the Chiefs 20-13.

Surprisingly the Jets-Bills game was rated a toss-up. It was a great early September day in Buffalo and the Bills faithful turned out to boo Namath and company, as Buffalo fans hate those folks from the other side of the state. The Jets jumped out to a 21-14 lead at the half. The Bills added 14 more in the 2nd half, but the Jets matched them with 16, winning 37-28.

Denver said the oddsmakers giving the Raiders a HUGE edge was simply Bay Area whacky thinking and they would make the local sportswriters eat their words. Final Oakland 45-Denver 17. In each half the Raiders outscored Denver by 14 points.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 1 0 0 Raiders 1 0 0
Jets 1 0 0 Broncos 0 2 0
Bills 0 1 0 Chargers 1 0 0
Patriots 1 1 0 Chiefs 0 1 0
Dolphins 0 0 0


Boston was hoping to pick up its 2nd win of the year against what they perceived as an upstart Raiders team just like in the Ultra-Quick Football Replay. This was never close as Oakland smashed Boston’s hope even worse in this one 51-7.

Denver and Miami had a wild first half, with the Broncos and Dolphins scoring at will, with a 21-20 1st half with Miami sensing a win. Denver tallied 14 in the 2nd half and the Dolphins scored 6, and were shut out in the 4th Q losing 35-26.

Houston and the Bills saw this as a pivotal early season game. All it proved was these offenses were offensive as the final was 6-6. Buffalo had a sliver of a chance with having the last roll, but failed to convert. Houston was happy to escape with the tie.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 1 0 1 Raiders 2 0 0
Jets 1 0 0 Chiefs 0 1 0
Dolphins 0 1 0 Chargers 1 0 0
Bills 0 1 1 Broncos 1 2 0
Patriots 1 2 0


Buffalo won a yawner 20-9. Boston did themselves no favors, rolling twice for Big Quarters, and each time getting a -3 column shift modifier, resulting in 0 points for those quarters.

John Hadl and Lance Alworth all week talked up how they would shred the Oilers secondary. Instead Houston rolled up 35 points on SD, jumping out to a 21-7 1st half lead.

KC was picked as a prohibitive favorite over the Dolphins. What’s worse than prohibitive as the Dolphins were a fish out of water, losing 59-3. KC put up 31 unanswered 2nd half points.

Namath was cold in Denver – and the early snow didn’t help. Denver was up 13-12 at the half, but only managed two 2nd half Field goals, while the Jets kicked 3 to escape with a 21-19 win.


Oilers 2 0 1 Raiders 2 0 0
Jets 2 0 0 Chiefs 1 1 0
Dolphins 0 2 0 Chargers 1 1 0
Bills 1 1 1 Broncos 1 3 0
Patriots 1 3 0


The defending AFL Champions came to Oakland wanting to put the Raiders in their place, and reestablish who was the Boss. The Chiefs led 21-19 at the end of 3Q’s. But the Mad Bomber put up 17 4th Q points, and Oakland wins 36-28.

The Jets were an 18-point favorite again over the Dolphins. Did someone know something we didn’t as the Jets cruised to an easy 28-10 win. Both teams got 0 points on a Big Quarter roll.

Unlike in Ultra-Quick Football, Buffalo gets no real Home Field Advantage (HFA). It was obvious too as SD rolled up 21 2nd half points, winning 38-16.

Denver played Houston very tough, being down only 6-3 at the half. Denver managed 2 more field goals…but Houston managed 3, winning a dull game, 15-9.


Oilers 3 0 1 Raiders 3 0 0
Jets 3 0 0 Chiefs 1 2 0
Dolphins 0 3 0 Chargers 2 1 0
Bills 1 2 1 Broncos 1 4 0
Patriots 1 3 0


The Jets pushed themselves deep into the Eastern Division Playoff race with a signature win against the Raiders both in Ultra-Quick and in real life. Here they lost 33-15, being down 20-7 at the half. The Raiders only scored 13 2nd half points, but the Jets were underwhelming with only 8 scored.

The Chiefs were a 26-point favorite against the Fins. They won this game in actual 41-0 – but Miami instead came ready for an upset losing 20-9. At the half it was 12-6. Had Miami perhaps got one Big Quarter roll….

Denver simply lost a close game 24-17, hurt by their inability to score in the 4th Q.

Air Hadl never got untracked as the Boston had 4 picks for the day as they won 26-22. Boston scored 16 points in the 2nd half, and that surge was enough for the win.


Oilers 3 0 1 Raiders 4 0 0
Jets 3 1 0 Chiefs 2 2 0
Bills 2 2 1 Chargers 2 2 0
Patriots 2 3 0 Broncos 1 5 0
Dolphins 0 4 0


The Jets were a +2 favorite for this game. Instead it was a slaughter on 5th Avenue as Namath and the Jets went up and down the field all day, winning 40-19. It was 30-9 at the half, propelled by a 2nd Q 24-point BQ outburst.

KC had to have this game if they were to get back to the Super Bowl and avenge themselves. Instead the Chargers like in UQ football won 30-26, helped by the 17-6 lead at half-time.

Boston was a 10-point favorite. Miami was only down 14-10 at the half, but never had a TD in the 2nd half, and losing a close one 24-19. The Dolphins dropped to 0-5.

Buffalo was hoping to make up some ground here with a win against Oakland. It was awful to watch as a Bills fan as Oakland held the Bills to 5 points. Buffalo shut down Oakland for only 26 points – and still lost by 21!


Oilers 3 1 1 Raiders 5 0 0
Jets 4 1 0 Chiefs 2 3 0
Patriots 3 3 0 Chargers 3 2 0
Bills 2 3 1 Broncos 1 5 0
Dolphins 0 5 0


Houston and KC both wanted this game. It showed as KC clung to a narrow 10-9 lead at the half. However Houston got only 3 points in the 2nd half and KC rolled up 17 more, winning convincingly 27-12.

The Jets traveled to Miami in order to entrench themselves in first-place. Instead the Jets looked like they were looking past Miami, winning by the skin of their teeth 18-13.

Oakland came into Boston a 12-point favorite. They left with a 27-point win as Boston never scored more than a FG, and that on their first possession of the day.

Denver nearly pulled off an upset here, being down 17-10 at the end of the 3rd Q. Instead they gave up 14 points and fell 31-17.

EAST				           WEST

Oilers 3 2 1 Raiders 6 0 0
Jets 5 1 0 Chiefs 3 3 0
Patriots 3 4 0 Chargers 4 2 0
Bills 2 3 1 Broncos 1 6 0
Dolphins 0 6 0


Buffalo’s base offensive rating was a sickly B for this game. Houston won in a 25-0 romp.

The Jets needed a win against the Patriots in a big way. In a wild-game that saw 75 points scored, the Jets prevailed outscoring Boston 27-12 in the 2nd half.

Denver traveled to Arrowhead Stadium where they were a 25-point underdog. KC over-performed in a 51-13 dismantling of Denver. The Chiefs outscored the Broncos 34-6 in the 2nd half.

The Chargers find themselves in quite the playoff hunt hole with a 4-3 record after losing to Oakland 27-26. Oakland had to score at least 7 points on their last roll to avoid the loss and roll just that, to escape with the 27-26 win.

EAST					      WEST

Oilers 4 2 1 Raiders 7 0 0
Jets 6 1 0 Chiefs 4 3 0
Patriots 3 5 0 Chargers 4 3 0
Bills 2 4 1 Broncos 1 7 0
Dolphins 0 6 0


Boston was hoping to show some spark of its former glory here. It was close at the half, with Houston up only 12-9. Houston added 16 – Boston added nothing, and the final was 28-9. In 1967 Boston won 18-7.

Buffalo saw an opportunity to sneak up on the Jets here by beating the Fins. Well the Fins despite being a 15-point underdog lost by 15. It was never that close.

The Jets were a 14-point underdog against the Chiefs. The Jets, well they lost by 14 points, 36-22. They could have forced a tie had they been able to shut KC down, but KC ran up 14 4th Q points.

Oakland had a small scare NOT! in its 46-17 win as it as they led 31-10 at the half against the Broncos.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 5 2 1 Raiders 8 0 0
Jets 6 2 0 Chiefs 5 3 0
Dolphins 0 7 0 Chargers 4 3 0
Bills 3 4 1 Broncos 1 8 0
Patriots 3 6 0


The Jets needed a win here to stay ahead and Buffalo didn’t tally enough to pull the upset, falling short 24-23.

Denver managed only 3 points at home, losing to Houston 26-3. In Ultra-Quick it was 20-6.

A low scoring game for KC, with the Chiefs winning 25-6. At the half KC only led 9-3, but a 16-3 KC 2nd half advantage was all that was needed to ensure the win.

Miami was a 17-point underdog heading into this game. Miami made up those 17 points plus some, yet still lost 25-22 as SD‘s 1st half lead of 20-8 was just enough to hold on to win by.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 6 2 1 Raiders 8 0 0
Jets 7 2 0 Chiefs 6 3 0
Bills 3 5 1 Chargers 5 3 0
Patriots 3 7 0 Broncos 1 9 0
Dolphins 0 8 0


The Dolphins were a 31-point underdog to the Raiders. Lamonica, Wells and Biletnikoff ensured this game wasn’t a game as Oakland won 51-6, worse than the Fins Ultra-Quick loss.

Buffalo and Denver – certainly not a game to warm the hearts of any fans or TV executives. It was as dull as expected as the Bills won 23-9, leading 9-3 at half-time.

The Jets continue to fly high, winning 44-19. The Jets jumped out to a 24-9 half-time lead, and were up 38-12 at the end of the 3rd Q.

Denver was a 15-point underdog, but came nowhere close to an upset like in 1967. It was 20-7 at the end of the 1st Q and that simply was too much for the Broncos.


Oilers 6 2 1 Raiders 9 0 0
Jets 8 2 0 Chiefs 7 3 0
Bills 4 5 1 Chargers 5 4 0
Patriots 3 8 0 Broncos 1 10 0
Dolphins 0 9 0


At this point San Diego wants the Denver game for pride. Denver was a 16-point underdog – and performed like a 16-point underdog, losing by 20, 33-13.

The Jets were rooting for a Patriots victory here. However, Boston’s chance for a tie vanished as Houston on its last roll got 7 to walk away with a 24-17 win.

The Dolphins tale of woe continued losing 21-5. It was 14-3 at the half and with a 0 in the 3rd Q, there was little hope for the Fins.

The Chiefs last and perhaps best chance to gain control of their own destiny presented itself when the Raiders traveled to Kansas City. KC was a slight favorite by 22-20. Oakland and KC played each other tight. The Raiders prevailed 21-18 but KC had a chance as Oakland put up a goose egg in their 4th Q. It was only 21-12 and 10 points would have meant a win – and KC got 6.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 7 2 1 Raiders 10 0 0
Jets 8 2 0 Chiefs 7 4 0
Bills 5 5 1 Chargers 6 4 0
Patriots 3 9 0 Broncos 1 11 0
Dolphin 0 10 0


KC’s depression was evident in their game against Buffalo. KC was 17-point favorite at home, yet escaped with a narrow 13-8 win in a snowy, rainy ugly day at Arrowhead Stadium. KC was only up at the half 10-6.

Denver flew into snow at Shea Stadium but the damp cold seemed to help as Denver surged to a 23-19 4th Q lead. And then Namath went to work, adding 20 points and Denver was left reeling.

Houston - all of their games seem to be tight. But playing the Dolphins who can’t score to score helped as Houston jumped to a 14-0 1st half lead. Houston added 13 and Miami got a FG in the last 3 minutes, losing 27-5.

The Raiders came in cocky to play the Chargers, being a 6-point favorite. Instead, they won 37-16, as the Raiders picked Hadl off 5 times. Oakland led 24-9 at the half.

EAST					      WEST

Oilers 8 2 1 Raiders 11 0 0
Jets 9 2 0 Chiefs 8 4 0
Bills 5 6 1 Chargers 6 5 0
Patriots 3 9 0 Broncos 1 12 0
Dolphins 0 11 0


Buffalo who started out with such high hopes is now playing out the string. It was, well dull at 19-9. Buffalo led 10-0 at the half.

The Jets had to have this game. KC is simply wanting to get above .667 in terms of winning percentage – oh how the Super Bowl team underperformed. In a close game, the Jets won at home at Shea Stadium, 27-23 thanks to that 13-9 lead at half-time.

In perhaps a preview of the AFL Championship game if the Jets run into a snag, Oakland traveled to Houston. Oakland was a 2-point favorite. At the half it was 5-0 Oakland. It was 8-3 at the end of the 3rd Q, so upset was in the air until Lamonica hit Banaszak in the flat who rumbled 44 yards to put the game out of reach.

The Chargers wanted this game, as they still had a chance to finish at .500 for the year. Well let’s just say the Fins again looked like fish heads, being down 26-9 at the half, thanks to a 20- point BQ for the Chargers. The Chargers added 21 more in the second half and that was that. Miami failed to convert on a 4th Q BQ to make it respectable, and lost by 31.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 8 3 1 Raiders 12 0 0
Jets 10 2 0 Chiefs 8 5 0
Bills 6 6 1 Chargers 7 5 0
Patriots 3 10 0 Broncos 1 12 0
Dolphins 0 12 0/


The Chargers came into Houston an 11-point underdog and played like it but worse, losing 32-13 – in Ultra-Quick they lost 26-6. It was 20-6 at the half and that was that.

Miami was hoping for a big boost from well, anything but found themselves down 17-7 at the end of the 3rd Q. There was still a chance but giving up 10 in the 4th put the game out of reach.

KC came into Denver a clear 19-point favorite. However Denver played them tough until the 4th Q, losing 22-13 to the Chiefs. KC only led 13-10 at the half.

Oakland badly wanted this game to go for the PERFECT Record, but it was close at the half, with the Raiders up only 13-3. The Jets put up 17 solid 2nd half points but Oakland came back with 24, winning 37-20.


Oilers 9 3 1 Raiders 13 0 0
Jets 10 3 0 Chiefs 9 5 0
Bills 6 6 1 Chargers 7 6 0
Patriots 4 10 0 Broncos 1 13 0
Dolphins 0 13 0


Miami played Houston tight, losing 12-3. At the half it was 3-3, and at the end of the 3rd Q Houston led 6-3. The Fins put on nothing in the 3rd and 4th Q here.

Oakland played a great game, as the fans wanted blood. Oakland simply cruised to an inspired 55-3 win. Oakland was up 35-0 at the half and 45-0 at the end of the 3rd Q.

The Chargers grounded the Jets Championship season, tying them 38-38. It was a wild game, as the Jets led 17-14 at the half. SD did themselves no favors by only getting 7 points off a BQ roll in the 2nd Q. But the Jets went into SD’s last roll with a comfortable 38-24 lead…and Hadl matched them with 14 points, tying the game. The Jets and the Oilers now must have a one game playoff as both the Eastern Division leaders tied one game apiece.

EAST					       WEST

Oilers 10 3 1 Raiders 14 0 0
Jets 10 3 1 Chiefs 9 5 0
Bills 6 7 1 Chargers 7 6 1
Patriots 4 10 0 Broncos 1 13 0
Dolphins 0 14 0


My oh my. The Jets are hosting Houston to see who will meet the perfect Raiders. Wild rumors flew that the folks at NBC wanted this game broadcast out of NYC as it is much sexier than Whoston….The Jets jumped out to 10-3 lead at the end of the 1st Q. Houston matched that 10 in the 2nd Q and shuts the Jets down. Houston now led 13-10 at the half. The Jets outscored Houston 7-6 in the 3rd Q to close the gap to 19-17. Houston put up another 6 and the Jets only got 7 and Houston won a nail biter 25-24, based on their -5 Defense. Houston’s Offense was rated slightly better as the Jets Defense is a +1.


Despite winning the Eastern Division with a convincing 11-3-1 record, and their squeaker of a playoff win against the Jets on the road, Houston were a 16-point underdog for the AFL Championship game against the Raiders. Obviously the oddsmakers were way out in front of public sentiment as the Raiders dismantled the Oilers 37-15. The actual playoff game saw Houston leading 7-6 at the end of the 1st Q and was all knotted up at 9-9 at half-time. Oakland made some offensive tweaks and scored 14 points in each of the next two quarters and held the Oilers to only 6 and waltzed to a 37-15 win.


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This newsletter was made like a snack platter. I rummaged the internet until I found something crunchy, something sweet, and something savory.

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Kompanion – Redo


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Dog the Bounty Hunter diagnosed with pulmonary embolism: ‘A ticking time bomb’

DENVER – Duane “Dog” Chapman learned on The Dr. Oz Show that he is suffering from a life-threatening condition, days after he was hospitalized for chest pain, according to People. Chapman has reportedly been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, a dangerous artery blockage that could lead to a heart attack. During the interview at Dog’s house, which is set to air Monday, Dr. Mehmet Oz had honest, tough words for Chapman: “You’re a ticking time bomb. You’re not going to be here […]

Rantanen extends hot start, leads Avs past Wild 4-2

DENVER (AP) – Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Rantanen, who missed training camp and the preseason before agreeing to a contract with Colorado last weekend, has three goals in two games. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare got his first […]

What Motivates Someone To Key A Tesla?

CarsWhat motivates people to key a Tesla? Why all the hate? Police in Broomfield, Colorado, have identified a woman who was caught by Sentry Mode keying a Tesla Model 3, according to CBS Denver. You may have seen the video on Twitter and Facebook of the woman, who just walked up and keyed the vehicle

Individuals Who Were Recently Homeless Furnish Their New Homes with Bed Bath & Beyond Donation


Organization: Mercy Housing   Lives Impacted: 112  Donor: Bed Bath & Beyond   Website:     As Told to Good360 by Mercy Housing   Mercy Housing, located in Denver, Colorado, is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. We participate in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. We acquire and renovate existing housing,...

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Bills gore the Titans

Sunday’s game between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills lived up to its billing as a contest between two strong defenses. In the end, however, the Bills' offense came out on top, beating the Titans 14-7. The Titans had several missed opportunities: Kicker Cairo Santos missed four kicks, and two touchdowns were negated by penalties, according to The Titans are now 2-3 on the season, and will face the Broncos on Sunday in Denver.


How Nashville's cost of living compares to biggest US cities (Analysis)

How does Nashville's cost of living compare to other American cities? recently analyzed data from the 75 largest cities in the U.S. to see which had the most affordable cost of living. Click on the gallery (which comes our way via our sister papers in Denver and Phoenix) above to view breakdowns for 50 U.S. cities. derived its ratings from monthly averages of these categories: Rent for a one-bedroom apartment Utilities (electricity, water, etc.) Internet Gasoline Food (groceries…



The Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in collaboration with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics of the Colorado School of Mines present Dr. Daniel Forger, AAGO, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in an evening concert titled a?oeThe Mathematical Bach.a??

"Wegen teurer Kinderbetreuung kommt man nicht aus der Sozialhilfe raus"

Unter den Personen, die in der Schweiz Sozialhilfe beziehen, sind auffallend viele alleinerziehende Mütter. Wir haben mit einer Mutter gesprochen, die trotz Teilzeitarbeit, Alimenten und Kinderzulagen auf Sozialhilfe angewiesen ist. Dieser Text ist Teil einer Serie, in der wir in loser Folge Beiträge zum Thema Armut publizieren. Armut ist in der Schweiz stark tabuisiert. Im Besonderen die Abhängigkeit von Sozialhilfe wird von vielen Betroffenen als Stigma empfunden. Dennoch hat sich eine Betroffene bereit erklärt, uns ihre Geschichte zu erzählen, sofern sie gegenüber der Öffentlichkeit anonym bleiben darf. Wir treffen die alleinerziehende Mutter (37) in einem Café, während die Kinder in der Kita respektive Schule sind. Sozialhilfe in der Schweiz Wenn alle Netze der Sozialversicherungen (Arbeitslosenversicherung, Invalidenversicherung, Krankentaggeldversicherung) reissen, sichert in der Schweiz die Sozialhilfe das Existenzminimum. Sozialhilfe muss in der Schweiz zurückgezahlt ...

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Another Strong Showing for Cleveland Breweries at Great American Beer Festival in Denver

It was a banner showing for Ohio craft brewers at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF), with the Buckeye State hauling in 15 medals, the most in a single year. As the nation’s most prestigious brewing competition, the results at GABF speak volumes about the quality of beer being produced in Ohio.

Greater Cleveland breweries earned the bulk of the hardware, led by Fat Head’s Brewery, which took home a gold medal in the Imperial Red Ale category for its Bone Head Imperial Red, a silver in the Fresh Hop Beer category for Hop Stalker, and a bronze for Up in Smoke in the Smoke Beer category.…

Production Support Analyst, Contact Center Systems and Applications - (Denver, Colorado, United States)

The location for this position can be either Corona CA, Denver CO or Duluth GA at the call centers Provides system/process/operational support to 2000+ call center agents in KP's Member Services Contact Center (MSCC). Systems include an ecosystem of multiple applications - CRM systems and knowledge management systems (HP CHATS, Alt CHATS, CSIR, vendor systems and other applications). In addition, resource will support the Telephony Infrastructure systems (IVR, Intelligent Routing, AUX and Reporting Systems). Includes analysis/evaluation of business and/or system process, functional requirements, issues triage and resolution, development of business cases, client support during implementation. Develops relationships with upstream and downstream business partners and various cross functional support teams like IT development, IT operations, vendors, etc. and understands the business processes of assigned partners and how they relate to our functional areas. Preferred candidates will have worked in a support function. They will demonstrate excellent emotional intelligence; an ability to stay calm and perform under pressure and be able to juggle multiple competing priorities. Preferred candidates with IT and product support background. Business Consulting: includes analysis/evaluation of business and/or system process and functional requirements, development of business cases, client support during system development and implementation, development and maintenance of service level agreements. Develops relationships with upstream and downstream business partners. Develops/maintains and changes business processes, and understands the business processes of assigned partners and how they relate to our functional areas. Develops and recommends changes to business processes. Essential Functions: - Full use of application of standard principles, theories, and techniques. - Uses professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways. - Develops and leverages relationships with peers, supervisors and management. - Understand their functional area business processes and assigned area. - Independently initiates, investigates, documents, and analyzes client requirements in project areas such as: new/existing business operating models with innovative approaches to solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality and operational readiness assessment. - Assesses scope and impact of client business needs. - Develops business cases with cost, service, and benefit dimensions of proposed projects that are used at management and executive levels for funding and scope decisions. - Conducts and/or participates in the analysis of client business processes and functional requirements and in the preparation of appropriate documentation to communicate and validate the information. - Conducts workflows, process diagrams and gap analysis. - Identifies overlaps and related processes. - May assist in the development of project plans. - May use the associated project planning tools.

Friday Morning Links -


Cable companies use hidden fees to raise prices 24% a month
A Broken System Helped the FCC Kill Net Neutrality. It Afflicts the Whole Government.
Is 5G a friend or foe to cable companies?
Judges accepted the rationale that offering DNS and caching makes broadband an information service, allowing the FCC to reclassify it from telecommunications
FCC Poised to Adopt USF Recipient Broadband Speed Testing Requirements
Denver city officials acknowledge 5G could dramatically improve residents' lives, but ongoing concerns over permitting for and radiation from 5G cell sites remain obstacles
FCC Chairman Pai: Streaming Video Is Effective Competition to MVPDs
Report: Cos. working for ISP-backed group scammed Net Neutrality docket -BuzzFeed investigation calls out millions of pro-ISP dereg comments filed with FCC
Verizon Media CEO explains how 5G is about more than super-fast downloads
Warren Proposes Tax That Would Have Cost Comcast, AT&T $100M-Plus
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BayHawks Win 2019 MLL Championship

Denver, CO - The Chesapeake Bayhawks are bringing the Steinfeld Trophy back to Annapolis. The Bayhawks defeated the Denver Outlaws 10-9 in a thrilling... - MLL

Denver Outlaws Fall 10-9 to Chesapeake BayHawks in MLL Championship Game

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The Denver Outlaws fell 10-9 to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game on Sunday at Dick\'s Spo... - MLL Denver Outlaws

Moving Company Fallout: Rocky Mountain Overseas Blamed For More ‘Shady Business’

rocky mountain overseas SCOTLAND MOVING SCAMWhen moving companies need packing material, many turn to Mountain Packaging in Denver. 

VIDEO: Woman Yells Racial Slurs At CU Boulder Students Studying

Police officers at the University of Colorado Boulder are searching for a woman caught on camera yelling racial slurs at students.

Murder Charges Dropped Against Kendall Austin In Andrew Graham’s Murder

After nearly three years in county jail, all charges have been dropped against Kendall Adam Austin.

The State Of Colorado Moves Toward A Public Health Insurance Option

Colorado could become only the second state to offer its own health insurance option.

Ski Areas Itching To Open As Cold Front Inches Closer To Colorado

Snowmaking operations are in full swing in Colorado’s high country as the race to open for the ski season heats up.

Breast Cancer Patient Applauds New Method Of Pain Control

Cindy LooseA woman from Wyoming is pain free, just three weeks after breast cancer surgery with a new method of pain control that left her without the need for opioids.

It’s Time To Winterize Your Sprinkler System Before Cold Front Moves In Thursday

The chance of an early October storm has homeowners across the Denver metro area rushing to winterize their homes, especially to blow out their sprinkler systems.

Denver Weather: Major Changes On The Horizon

We are kicking off the second week of October with some seriously gorgeous fall weather.

Photographer Searches For Owner Of Camera Found Near Granby

A photographer capturing pictures of wildlife and nature in the mountains hopes to return a damaged camera to the rightful owner.

Suspect Arrested, Shelter In Place Lifted In Aurora, Bus Routes Return To Normal

Copter4 flew over the Heather Ridge Apartments in AuroraBus routes for Cherry Creek Schools were disrupted on Monday afternoon due to a possible shooting in Aurora. Police in Aurora arrested a suspect for allegedly firing a gun into the air.

LGBTQ Supporters In Colorado Rally for Stronger Protections Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearings

he U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases Tuesday to determine whether LGBTQ workers are included under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Police: Woman Assaulted, Kidnapped In Sheridan, Found In Jefferson County

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people believed to be involved in a kidnapping and assault in Sheridan on Monday.

Centennial City Council Seeks Public Comment On 14-Day Parking Limit

The Centennial City Council is asking for public input on parking changes. Last month, the city council voted down a proposal that would have impacted people who own things like RVs and boats.

Uber Driver, Michael Hancock, On Trial For Murder Testifies

The Uber driver accused of shooting and killing a passenger in 2018 testified in his own trial on Monday.

King Soopers And City Market Will Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

Kroger is becoming the latest major retailer to stop selling electronic cigarettes amid public concern over vaping-related illnesses and deaths.

Carjacking Suspect In Pursuit That Kept I-70 Closed For Hours Identified As Andy Escobar

The suspect in last week's carjacking and chase has been identified as Andy Escobar. The crash kept a significant portion of westbound I-70 near the Mousetrap in Denver closed for several hours on Thursday.

Lakewood Police Call Fatal Shooting of Dentist Scott Johnson ‘Justified’

Scott Johnson, a dentist in Littleton, was shot and killed by Lakewood police on Sept. 20.Lakewood’s police chief has informed his department that a deadly shooting last month outside the department’s garage was "justified and in compliance with Lakewood Police Department policy and procedure."

City Of Idaho Springs Fined For Pumping Contaminated Water Into Clear Creek

The City of Idaho Springs has to pay the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment department $10,000 for illegally discharging chemicals into Clear Creek.

Denver Weather: Snow, Frigid Temperatures Arrive In 3 Days

The first three days of this week will be beautiful. Sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70s. Then a blast of winter weather arrives Wednesday night.

Committee To Investigate Compensation For Victims Of Sexual Abuse By Priests

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser sexual abuse priests catholic churchThe State of Colorado and the Catholic dioceses of Colorado announced on Monday a reparations program for survivors of sexual abuse by priests.

Jesus Moreno-Perez Charged With Spraying Bug Bomb On Denver Police Officers

Jose Jesus Moreno-PerezA 25-year-old man is under arrest and accused of hitting a Denver police officer with nunchucks and spraying a can of bug fogger at the officer and several other officers who were trying to take him into custody.

Mt. Evans Highway Closed Until Next Spring

The remainder of the Mount Evans Highway closed Monday for the rest of the season.

Decker Fire Grows To 6,326 Acres, Expect To See More Smoke

Decker Fire Oct. 5, 2019 (credit: USFS)Expect to see more smoke over the Decker Fire on Monday as some spots are giving off more smoke. Some residents were allowed to return home on Sunday afternoon after being evacuated last week.

Girl Scouts Join Lockheed Martin Volunteers To Earn Space Science Badges

Girl Scouts lockheed martin space badgesMore than 100 Colorado Girl Scouts earned new “space science” badges Sunday while learning about space and the jobs of tomorrow with the help of Lockheed Martin volunteers.

Green Mountain Community Helps With Food, Clothing Donations

Green Mountain Community food pantry precious childIn one Colorado community, people are helping families who are having trouble making ends meet, with food, clothing and hygiene items donations.

Fire Burns Down Carniceria Los Tapatios In Lakewood

Crews with West Metro Fire battled a fire early Monday morning at a business in Lakewood.

Car Slams Into House In Denver, Comes To Stop In Kitchen

Two occupants of a car were hurt when it crashed through a fence and directly into a house in Denver.

Suspect Throws Insecticide On Denver Police Officers

Five Denver police officers are recovering after a man threw insecticide on them on Sunday night.

VIDEO: Road Rage In Aurora Ends With ‘Several’ Arrests

AURORA ROAD RAGE HIT AND RUNAn Aurora driver says a road rage fight could have ended a lot worse. Jissell Ruellas' got out of her car after someone hit it.

Wedding Planner Discovers Bridal Gown On Side Of Highway, Seeks Owner

sara wells wedding dress jefferson countyA woman in Jefferson County is asking for help in locating the owner of an abandoned wedding dress. Sara Wells first posted about the discovery on her NextDoor app.

Shooting At Adams County Home Sends 4 To The Hospital

Authorities say four people have been shot and taken to area hospitals after an incident at an Adams County home on Ruth Way.

Aaron Lybarger, West Metro Firefighter, Remembered In Maryland

Among the 119 names added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmetsburg, Maryland this year was a local firefighter, Aaron Lybarger.

Middle Mamm Fire Burns 985 Acres Near Rifle

The Middle Mamm Fire grew to more than 980 acres near Rifle over the weekend.

CU Boulder Police Investigating Unlawful Sexual Contact Near Folsom Field

Police at the University of Colorado Boulder responded to a report of unlawful sexual contact near Folsom Field.

Some Residents Allowed Back Home As Decker Fire Grows

Some residents near the Decker Fire are now allowed back home as of Sunday at 3 p.m.

Answers Sought In Death Of Andres Panuco-Herrera

Andres Panuco HerreraDenver police ask for help in finding the person responsible for killing 25-year-old Andres Panuco-Herrera.

Controversial ‘Joker’ Sets October Box Office Record

Joker, Joaquin PhoenixDespite concerns over its violent themes and ramped up theater security, audiences flocked to the multiplex to check out the R-rated film this weekend resulting in a record October opening.

‘Broke Down And Cried’: B-17 Crash Affects Local WWII Veterans, Supporters

A group of Colorado World War II enthusiasts are mourning the loss of seven kindred spirits after a plane crash in Connecticut this week. The plane was the same World War II era bomber that flew dozens of similar flights in Northern Colorado this past July.

Luciano Pogorzelski & Madison Blackburn Caught In North Carolina Amid Cañon City Murder Investigation

Canon City police say two people they believe are connected to the murder of 39-year-old Richard Fay were arrested in North Carolina.

Cannabis firm Viola nets $16 mln

Denver-based Viola, a provider of cannabis products, has secured $16 million in funding. Gotham Green Partners led the round.

Chargers' Philip Rivers had one of the worst games of his career against the Broncos


Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers averaged just over four yards per pass during the team's 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.


Anthony Lynn 'sorry' for Chargers' disappointing loss to winless Broncos


Mistakes on defense and an ineffective offensive attack that hardly benefited from Melvin Gordon's return led to the Chargers' 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.


Chargers vs. Broncos: How the teams match up for Sunday's game


A look at how the Los Angeles Chargers and visiting Denver Broncos match up for Sunday's game.


Chargers know 0-4 Broncos will give them a test Sunday


Chargers prepare for home game against AFC West rival Denver Broncos, who have lost twice on last-minute scores, with Melvin Gordon expected to play.


Horwitz, Jacquelyn A.

Horwitz, Jacquelyn A. Jacquelyn "Jackie" Horwitz, Denver; formerly of St. Louis. Wife of the late Sidney William Horwitz. Mother of Teri M. Love,...

Jackson, John

Jackson, John 10/05/1934 - 09/26/2019 Services will be held on October 8, 2019 at Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 2301 York St., Denver...

Meuser, Virginia T.

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Robinson, Ron B.

Robinson, Ron B. 06/17/1940 - 10/01/2019 Ron B. Robinson, longtime and well-respected Denver banker, died of cancer on October 1, 2019 at his...

Keimbelastete Fleischwaren aus Hessen: Was Sie über den Wurstskandal wissen müssen

Der Skandal um den hessische Wurstfabrikanten Wilke ist offenbar auch ein Fall von Behördenversagen. Viel zu spät wird vor Gefahren gewarnt. Verbraucher müssen sich Informationen selbst zusammensuchen.

Shady Grove Campground 10/10 - Denver, Pennsylvania

The park is very well maintained. The roads are all gravel with a few bumps when you first enter the park. Our site was all gravel and level. The staff members are very friendly. Our grandkids enjoyed playing in the playground and riding the boats in the pond.

Teller Full Time Arvada West

Wells Fargo - Denver, CO - their accomplishments and ensuring they have what's needed to succeed. As a teller at Wells Fargo...

Juniors Game Night: 10-5-19


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

W Maxim Cajkovic, Saint John: Remains sidelined with lower body injury (9/21)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM

Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 (OT)

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 10/16 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-4-4, -7, 0 PIM
18-19 Totals: 68 GP, 35-48-83, +41, 27 PIM

Fortier has started the season on a 7-game goalless streak and has taken a minus-7 in his last three games. The 7-game goalless drought matches his longest such streak last year.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 1 @ Prince George Cougars 4

W Nolan Foote, KEL: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-6-8, E, 13 PIM
19-20 Totals: 66 GP, 36-27-63, -1, 62 PIM

Foote scored his second of the year, but thought it cut the Cougars’ lead to 2-1 it was only enough to have the Rockets avoid a shutout.

Everett Silvertips 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 2

D Quinn Schmiemann, KAM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 12 PIM
19-20 Totals: 58 GP, 5-23-28, -7, 30 PIM

Everett scored a road win in Kamloops Saturday, topping the Blazers 3-2.

United States Hockey League

Green Bay Gamblers 1 @ Chicago Steel 3

W McKade Webster, GB: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 6 PIM
19-20 Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
*Committed to the University of Denver

Webster extended his point streak to three games as Green Bay fell to Chicago, 3-1, Saturday.

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Seeing Hunger Through a Virtual-Reality Lens

Seeing Hunger Through a Virtual-Reality Lens DENVER — A new exhibit at the McNichols Building in downtown Denver invites visitors to experience what it's like to not know where your next meal is coming from. "Hunger Through My Lens" began in 2013 as a photography project, featuring pictures taken by 22 Coloradans who had experienced hunger. This year's installment has added video, audio, written testimony and a virtual-reality component. ...(Read More)

Walter Isenberg to be Honored with the Pinnacle Award at 2019 Most Admired CEO Awards


An annual Denver Business Journal celebration, the Most Admired CEO Awards recognizes the top Denver-area business executives for outstanding leadership, community involvement, vision, and company success. Isenberg was specially selected by the staff as the recipient of the 2019 Pinnacle Award in honor of his particularly significant contributions to the Denver business community

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Senior Accountant - ACM - Laramie, WY

ACM has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado and was listed as the Fastest Growing Accounting Firm in Denver in the Denver Business…
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Associate Attorney - USA-CO-Denver

Associate Attorney The candidate should be a recent law school graduate. Substantial landlord/tenant experience required. Must be licensed in Colorado....

Associate Attorney - USA-CO-Denver

Associate Attorney The candidate should have 1-3 years of experience. Knowledge of workers compensation rules and regulations is a big plus. Must have working knowledge of workers compensation laws a...

Custom House Divided Bodysuit Dress ( 49ers - Denver Broncos) House Divided Baby Dress by AnasLittleCreations


43.00 USD

This is NOT embroidered. Turnaround time is 2 weeks plus shipping time.

This listing is for Custom House Divided Bodysuit Dress Broncos and 49ers
I cheer for who ever is winning!

Please leave Mom's and Dad's team in the Note To Seller section when checking out.

Personalization is made of heat transfer vinyl.

Made of 100% cotton.

Other teams available.

Please send me a convo for any custom order. I will need the following:
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Sleeves: short or long

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No return, No exchange on all custom and personalized items.

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Best of Hidden Object: Volume 10

This bundle includes Mary Knots: Garden Wedding, Hiddenverse: Tale of Ariadna, Hiddenverse: Witch's Tales 2, and Home Makeover 3: Hidden Object

Blogi: SYL:n on jatkettava taistelua maksuttoman koulutuksen puolesta


Koulutus ja osaaminen ovat teemoja, jotka nousevat toistuvasti esiin keskusteluissa Suomen onnistumisista. Maksuton koulutus edistää yhdenvertaisia mahdollisuuksia edetä elämässä, ja se ansaitsee tunnustuksen yhtenä yhteiskuntamme tärkeimmistä saavutuksista. Menestyksekäs koulujärjestelmä on myös erottamaton osa Suomen kansainvälistä…

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Leiter Einkaufsprojekte – Purchasing Projects (M/W/D) - Gardner Denver - Leiter, WY

Durchführen von Marktuntersuchungen per Internet, Messe usw. Für die Gardner Denver Thomas GmbH am Standort Memmingen suchen wir ab einen.
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Monitoring Depression Rates in an Urban Community: Use of Electronic Health Records

imageObjectives: Depression is the most common mental health disorder and mediates outcomes for many chronic diseases. Ability to accurately identify and monitor this condition, at the local level, is often limited to estimates from national surveys. This study sought to compare and validate electronic health record (EHR)-based depression surveillance with multiple data sources for more granular demographic subgroup and subcounty measurements. Design/Setting: A survey compared data sources for the ability to provide subcounty (eg, census tract [CT]) depression prevalence estimates. Using 2011-2012 EHR data from 2 large health care providers, and American Community Survey data, depression rates were estimated by CT for Denver County, Colorado. Sociodemographic and geographic (residence) attributes were analyzed and described. Spatial analysis assessed for clusters of higher or lower depression prevalence. Main Outcome Measure(s): Depression prevalence estimates by CT. Results: National and local survey-based depression prevalence estimates ranged from 7% to 17% but were limited to county level. Electronic health record data provided subcounty depression prevalence estimates by sociodemographic and geographic groups (CT range: 5%-20%). Overall depression prevalence was 13%; rates were higher for women (16% vs men 9%), whites (16%), and increased with age and homeless patients (18%). Areas of higher and lower EHR-based, depression prevalence were identified. Conclusions: Electronic health record–based depression prevalence varied by CT, gender, race/ethnicity, age, and living status. Electronic health record–based surveillance complements traditional methods with greater timeliness and granularity. Validation through subcounty-level qualitative or survey approaches should assess accuracy and address concerns about EHR selection bias. Public health agencies should consider the opportunity and evaluate EHR system data as a surveillance tool to estimate subcounty chronic disease prevalence.

The Draconids, Southern Taurids meteor showers should peak this week - The Know

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Joy on "More prompt challenge outfits"


I still have some prompts that I have not used and am wearing some extra things for the first time, so a new prompt.
The first outfit features my challenge to wear mismatched earrings and a never yet worn top (blue denim) plus using a button down shirt ( the new top) to build an outfit.
#2-mismatched orange earrings from the Denver Botanical Gardens gift shop.
#1 and #3 - outfit as a whole. Silver ECCO sneakers and KS silver bag
Worn to teach a religion class, so Our Lady of Guadalupe socks (#4) from convenience store in Japan

Outfit 2: the prompts were to wear a bottom for the first time ( EF navy window pane check wide legs) and a pattern mix with plaid and floral (photo#5)( pants and scarf). I also included a prompt for wide legs with fitted top ( 7/8).

Outfit 3: the prompt was to wear a skirt with booties and a new prompt, to wear these new booties and a dress/ skirt for church. This outfit also went to a play “ Dear Sugar” with the unlikely format of letters from an advice column. It was a success and difficult real life themes like divorce and death of a child and much more.
Photos 10/11 are the outfit ( EF pullover and skirt), poncho that was a gift, and the new booties (#12). I was comfortable and wore micro mini nude fishnets on my legs. The black EF skirt was consignment but is a heavy knit tube skirt that does not cling. I wore a small silk scarf for more texture.
The booties were comfortable. I like the pale snake texture with the poncho, especially.

Outfit 4: I think this is blah and a fail. The prompt was to wear grey and orange together. (#13). I added an olive jacket (#14) and then my museum scarf (#15) in an effort to make the outfit more me.

I welcome your comments and ideas for change and/or improvement. Thank you for looking.


Powell: Negative rates not an ideal tool in our institutional context

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell takes questions on the U.S. economy after delivering a speech in Denver, Colorado.

Powell: Vulnerabilities to financial system 'moderate'

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell takes questions on the U.S. economy after delivering a speech in Denver, Colorado.

Senior Homecare Business in Denver, Mile High Homecare Announces New Position

Mile High Homecare offers in homecare in Denver residents as well as surrounding areas. The business has announced a new job opening for caregivers in Longmont, Colorado.

Denver CO Jeff Park Luxury Condos With City Views Launched

Jeff Park Flats in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver Colorado announces the launch of luxury condominiums. The condos feature elegant and practical designs. They are centrally located and easily accessible to essential places in the city.

Denver Nuggets - Portland Trail Blazers maçını canlı izle 09 Ekim 2019

09 Ekim 2019 tarihinde Denver Nuggets - Portland Trail Blazers maçını alternatif kanal seçeneklerimiz ile sitemizden canlı izleyebilirsiniz.

An Unseen Victim of the College Admissions Scandal: The High School Tennis Champion Aced Out by a Billionaire Family


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On a Monday morning in April 2017, students at Sage Hill School gathered in its artificial-turf quadrangle, known as the Town Square, to celebrate seniors who were heading to college as recruited athletes. The 10 honorees lined up behind an archway adorned with balloons. One by one, they stepped forward as their sports and destinations were announced. Patricia Merz, the head of the private high school in Newport Coast, California, placed a lei in the appropriate college’s colors around each student’s neck.

Most of the students were recruits to low-profile Division III programs. Only three had committed to play Division I college sports. Two were the captains of Sage Hill’s girls’ volleyball and girls’ soccer teams, bound for Columbia University and the University of Denver, respectively. The other, Grant Janavs, played tennis. As his shirt and blue-and-gray lei both showed, he would attend Georgetown, the elite Catholic university in Washington, D.C.

The Town Square is framed on three sides by Sage Hill’s gym, library and administration building. As Adam Langevin watched the ceremony with other seniors, sitting on four rows of steps at the quadrangle’s open end, across from the archway, he was stunned. Adam had been Sage Hill’s top tennis player for four years, and he had lost only three singles matches as a senior. He had trained long hours with renowned coaches, hit with college stars and budding pros, and acquitted himself well in regional and national tournaments. Although his two-handed backhand needed work, Adam had developed a solid serve and a forehand that one of his coaches, the former college and professional player Ross Duncan, described as “pro potential, tour level.” Between tennis and classes, he’d had little time left for other extracurricular activities or a social life. In four years, he’d attended only two school dances, and had no romantic relationships, or even casual lunches with friends. He’d sacrificed it all for his goal of playing for the best Division I college tennis team he could.

And yet his dream had narrowly eluded him. Although he would likely have played for a weaker Division I program, such as Georgetown, he had his heart set on California Polytechnic State University, which matched his academic interests and is a perennial contender in the Big West Conference. Unlike Georgetown, Cal Poly typically ranks among the top 75 of the more than 250 Division I men’s college tennis teams in the country. Earlier that month, Adam held back tears when a coach at Cal Poly phoned him in calculus class and said that there was no spot left on its team for him. He had been beaten out by players of similar ability whom the coaches had identified as prospects earlier. Desperate to hide his shame and embarrassment from classmates, he immediately fled school. That afternoon, when his father, Rick Langevin, came home, he found Adam sitting on the hood of his car in the driveway, disconsolate.

Now Grant was being celebrated as a future Division I Georgetown tennis player. When Grant had mentioned that he would be playing for Georgetown, Adam had privately thought that Grant was deluding himself. In their freshman year, Grant had played doubles regularly for Sage Hill, but, as the team improved, he lost his starting position. As a senior, Grant wasn’t even on the team. He hit the ball hard but sprayed his shots outside the lines; he couldn’t stay in a rally for more than three or four strokes. Grant had a private coach who went to his matches and practices, but he still didn’t get better. Adam sometimes wondered if Grant would prefer playing for fun rather than competing.

“I must admit it, I was jealous,” Adam recalled in June, as he sprawled on a couch in the living room of his family’s home, part of a residential development on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Adam, 5-foot-10 and a sturdy 155 pounds, wore white socks without sneakers because he was recovering from surgery for an ingrown toenail, a common tennis malady. “He was living my dream after I worked for so many years,” Adam told me. “I was known as the tennis kid. That’s what I did. Grant gets up there, and I felt people looking over. ‘Why aren’t you up there?’ The whole team was like, ‘What?’ It was really, really frustrating.”

Langevin and his high school tennis coach, A.G. Longoria (Courtesy of the Langevin family)

A.G. Longoria, who served as Sage Hill’s tennis coach from the school’s founding, in 2000, to his retirement, in 2015, coached both players. Adam “was the better athlete and devoted much more time to tennis as this was his number one passion — he was in an elite tennis academy, had high performance coaches and played USTA tournaments almost every week,” Longoria told me in an email. “He got good in a hurry” and “could have played at Georgetown.” By contrast, “Grant was limited by his form (strokes) which all his coaches tried to correct but either he could not or would not change them. I am guessing that Adam was surprised, as many were, that Grant was going to play for Georgetown.”

When Adam told his parents that Grant was a Georgetown tennis recruit, his father speculated that Grant’s billionaire family had endowed a building at the university. Grant’s mother, Michelle Janavs, is the daughter of Paul Merage, who, with his brother, co-founded Chef America Inc., which created the Hot Pockets microwavable snack. Universities frequently reward donors by giving their children or grandchildren an edge in admissions.

Nearly two years later, in March, 2019, the actual explanation emerged. An independent college-admissions counselor named William (Rick) Singer pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to fraud, racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice in a case known as Operation Varsity Blues. Singer’s clients had paid him more than $25 million to help their children enter an array of selective colleges with bogus credentials. He bribed college coaches and athletic officials to misrepresent students as recruited athletes, and he paid proctors at testing sites to improve their scores on the SAT or ACT by secretly correcting wrong answers.

One billionaire family paid Singer $6.5 million for their daughter’s admission to Stanford. Her application to Stanford was embellished with false credentials for the sailing team, according to a court filing by prosecutors. The university expelled the student, according to news reports, but she and her parents have not been charged in the case. Stanford’s sailing coach, who pleaded guilty, admitted to taking bribes to help some of Singer’s clients, but he spent the money on the sailing program rather than himself. The 33 parents who were charged included the television actresses Lori Loughlin, who pleaded not guilty, and Felicity Huffman, who apologized and was sentenced to 14 days in prison. There were also two Sage Hill trustees: Douglas Hodge, the former chief executive of Pacific Investment Management Company, or PIMCO, one of the world’s largest bond managers, and Grant’s mother, Michelle Janavs.

In May 2017, after Georgetown admitted Grant, a foundation controlled by his grandfather had wired $400,000 to a California nonprofit that Singer had set up — the Key Worldwide Foundation, according to court documents. Prosecutors said that Singer, through that foundation, paid Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst more than $2.7 million in “consulting” fees to designate at least a dozen applicants, including Grant, as tennis recruits. Ernst, who declined to comment through his lawyer, pleaded not guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Grant was not charged in the case, and no evidence has emerged that he knew or suspected anything inappropriate regarding his recruitment. His mother and Singer appear to have engineered his acceptance to Georgetown without him being aware of their alleged scheme.

Michelle Janavs’ alleged bribes continued after Georgetown admitted Grant. She paid $200,000 for her older daughter to get into the University of Southern California for beach volleyball, according to prosecutors. (The daughter had been on Sage Hill’s junior-varsity team.) She paid another $100,000 to rig both of her daughters’ standardized-test scores: a proctor on Singer’s payroll corrected their answers so that their scores would be within a preselected range. Janavs pleaded not guilty to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering. (Her lawyers declined to comment. Grant did not respond to requests for comment.)

Michelle Janavs, Grant’s mother, leaving a federal courthouse in Boston following a hearing. She has pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Media coverage of Operation Varsity Blues has highlighted the accused celebrities, tycoons and coaches. The culpability of the students who gained admission has also been widely debated: Did they know of the bribery, or were they deceived by their own parents, like Grant? The elite colleges involved have portrayed themselves as helpless victims. In reality, they created the conditions for Singer’s scheme, from the lower admissions standards for athletes to the ever-increasing selectivity that ratchets up parents’ desperation. They’ve tacitly sold admissions slots for decades to major donors, yet professed shock that their coaches would as well.

Less understood is that the repercussions extended beyond the families and colleges entangled in the scandal. The true victims were other, and perhaps more deserving, high school students and athletes, like Adam. For every student like Grant who benefited from Singer’s crimes, there was a student who aspired to attend premier schools and sports programs. Despite their stronger credentials, some were rejected. To students like Adam, the scandal shows that the college-admissions game offers shortcuts, but only for the wealthy and well-connected. “Grant is a nice person, but he’s a god-awful tennis player,” Adam told me. “I knew he wouldn’t see a day on court. He would never play a match for Georgetown.”

In the wake of Rick Singer’s guilty plea, media reports portrayed him as a criminal mastermind who deftly hid his activities. He shrewdly exploited procedures that were vulnerable to abuse — such as college-admissions committees taking a coach’s word for an applicant’s athletic prowess. But Singer didn’t fool everyone. Long before 2011, when court documents indicate that his bribing of coaches and test administrators began, he was notorious among some guidance counselors and college advisers for boosting students’ chances by pretending that they were racial minorities or by burnishing their extracurricular activities. Singer had a white applicant identify himself as Hispanic to qualify for affirmative action, a former business associate told me. “It blew up,” this person said, after “the college questioned it because he didn’t put it on the SATs,” which ask about ethnicity. Many of Singer’s associates — other independent counselors, high school guidance counselors, his own employees — suspected him of cheating. At least one prep school banned him from its campus.

It didn’t matter. Singer knew how to appeal to the panic of wealthy parents who fear that their children will not get into exclusive universities. He promised the certainty they craved, and at a bargain price compared with the legal donation needed to improve their chances. In 1994, Singer, a former high school and college basketball coach, established Sacramento’s first independent college counselor business. A pioneer in the high-priced field of coaching college applicants, Singer helped upend the admissions process by increasing the advantage enjoyed by the affluent. Soon well-off parents — doctors, lawyers, businesspeople — were clamoring, and paying, for his advice. What he lacked in expertise, he made up for in chutzpah. “I did see him tell a kid, ‘You mind if I put in your application you were in the Key Club?’” the former associate recalled. When Singer requested brochures from colleges, he told them that he was working with more than 500 students; the actual number was about 50. “He did embellish, even back then,” the former associate said.

Margie Amott, another independent counselor in Sacramento, said that she knew a parent who hired Singer. The mother was astonished when Singer revamped her son’s college application, claiming that he had organized a fantasy football league, marketed an international blog on social responsibility, written several short films for television, spoken Spanish at home, ranked as a top-50 junior tennis player and coordinated the basketball program at Helen Keller Park. None of it was true, and there was no such park in Sacramento. The mother paid Singer’s bill, stopped working with him and had her son fill out the application accurately.

In 2004, Singer burnished his credibility by assembling an advisory board for his counseling firm, CollegeSource. The board included five higher-education heavyweights: William Bowen, Donald Kennedy and Ted Mitchell — the former presidents of Princeton, Stanford and Occidental College, respectively — as well as the former UCLA chancellor Charles Young and the former Princeton dean of admission Fred Hargadon. In January 2008, more than a decade before Singer’s guilty plea, Jon Reider, then the director of college counseling at San Francisco University High School and a former senior admissions officer at Stanford, emailed advisory board members Kennedy, Hargadon and Mitchell and urged them to stop working with Singer.

Rick Singer, architect of the college admissions scandal, leaving federal court in Boston, where he pleaded guilty to fraud, racketeering and other charges. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

“Do you want to be associated with this guy? He is the epitome of sleaze in the private counseling business,” wrote Reider. “How did he get your names onto his website? There are some decent independent counselors, but he isn’t one of them . . . . .We can’t stop this guy, but we can slow him down a bit.”

Reider knew all three of the prominent administrators from his time at Stanford. Hargadon had been Stanford’s dean of admission before moving to Princeton, and Mitchell had earned three Stanford degrees and been Kennedy’s deputy. Mitchell’s response disappointed him. “I strongly disagree that Rick is the ‘epitome of sleaze,’” Mitchell replied to Reider. “Don and I got involved with Rick when he was trying to get college access info to poor kids and ‘break the code,’ for kids who didn’t have access to private counseling. . . Do you know Rick? He’s a decent guy, Jon, and I’d love to find a time to introduce the two of you.” Reider pushed back. “There are ways to go about this business in an ethical way, so that you do not earn the disapproval of other professionals. I am the tip of the iceberg.”

Mitchell went on to serve as the U.S. undersecretary of education in the Obama administration and the president of the American Council on Education, a higher-education lobbying group. When asked for comment after Singer pleaded guilty, Mitchell downplayed his ties to the disgraced counselor, saying that he “served briefly nearly 15 years ago in an unpaid role in an advisory board of one of his previous ventures.” Mitchell also expressed surprise, saying that he was “shocked, sad and angry that someone I thought I knew could perpetrate these crimes.”

In 2012, as he was carrying out what would become the biggest college-admission scandal in the country, Singer relocated from Sacramento to Newport Beach, where the Langevins lived. Adam Langevin was then a middle school student striving to become a tennis star. At the age of 4, he had taken his first tennis lesson. By the time he turned 8, the court was the only place he wanted to be. He trained four to five hours every other day at an academy run by Phil, Taylor and Jenny Dent — a father, son and daughter-in-law who had all been ranked among the top 60 players in the world. In 2010, Taylor Dent had blasted the fastest serve ever at Wimbledon — 148 miles per hour. The Dents’ academy practiced at the same club where the Sage Hill varsity tennis team trained. Adam sometimes hit with high school players who were four to five years older than him, which improved his game. When Adam began playing tournaments, he found that he also loved competing. “I just enjoyed being out there,” he said.

Tennis trophies, books and memorabilia in Langevin’s bedroom at his parents’ home. (Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica)

Adam’s father, a realtor and recreational tennis player, and his mother, Alisa, a homemaker, encouraged his passion for the game. Unlike some tennis parents, they prioritized education as well. Neither Rick nor Alisa had graduated from college, and they hoped that Adam would do so. “He’s extremely academic,” Alisa told me. “I felt that also needed to be nourished.” Until Adam entered ninth grade, they didn’t let him have a cellphone and limited his television viewing to an hour a day. He listened to audiobooks about world history and Greek mythology. As a seventh grader, Adam startled one of Rick’s real estate clients, who was purchasing a 17,000-square-foot home with outdoor pools and a movie theater, by identifying a painting on the ceiling as a copy of Raphael’s “The School of Athens” and the figures in a backyard sculpture as Pygmalion and Galatea.

As a child, Adam dreamed of turning pro, but, as that began to seem unrealistic, he switched his sights to playing Division I college tennis. Players with such lofty goals are often home-schooled so they have more time to practice and travel to national tournaments. When Adam asked his parents if they would consider home-schooling, they pointed out that he also loved science and might make a career of it. Sage Hill, which opened a science center with seven labs and four classrooms, in 2014, offered a far superior academic program to anything available online.

After Adam enrolled at Sage Hill, he initally balked at joining its tennis team. College coaches, he knew, pay scant attention to high school matches. They notice tournament results and the Universal Tennis Rating, or UTR, which enables them to compare U.S. and international prospects. But his father told him that, as Sage Hill’s top player, he had to support his school. For the next four years, high school and tournament practices and matches consumed Adam’s time.

In the 2017 Sage Hill yearbook, seniors were asked what they would like to say to their future selves. The responses from Grant and Adam were strikingly different. “Nothing because the future is going to be great,” Grant wrote. “You worked so impossibly hard to get where you are,” Adam wrote. “Remember that.” Their divergent attitudes were also reflected in their approach to academics and athletics. William Dupuis, who taught chemistry at Sage Hill and had both young men in class, said that Grant scraped by with B’s in first-year chemistry. Adam was “very good, very hard-working.”

Entries for Grant Janavs and Langevin in Sage Hill School’s 2017 yearbook. They gave very different answers to the question, “What would you like to say to your future self?” (Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica)

Longoria, the former Sage Hill coach, used a startling expression to convey how much Adam sacrificed for the sport. He “suicided” tennis, Longoria said. “He was all in.” Already the team’s best player as a freshman, Adam steadily improved, and his skill and drive set an example for his teammates. As a junior, he damaged a tendon in his left wrist, rendering him unable to hit his normal two-handed backhand. Instead of sitting out matches, he donned a brace and played doubles for Sage Hill, protecting his wrist by serving and volleying, and slicing the few backhands he couldn’t avoid. Adam enjoyed encouraging others. “My intensity for the sport got a lot of guys playing tournaments,” he told me. Rival coaches noticed. “He was a top-notch player and a great kid,” said T.J. Reynolds, the coach of Crean Lutheran High School, in nearby Irvine. “He stood out as a freshman to me. He was relentless, he would never give up. He played with a lot of intensity. As he got older, he started adding offense to his game.” A junior tennis website assessed Adam as a three-star recruit (out of five stars) and ranked him 135th nationally in 2017.

Grant was less single-minded about tennis. He enjoyed other pastimes, like surfing. His response to a yearbook question about his bucket list suggested a thirst for adventure. Grant said that he hoped to skydive, ride an elephant and send a message in a bottle. Longoria said that Grant couldn’t or wouldn’t change his unorthodox tennis strokes. He “hit a wall” and was replaced in the starting lineup. Longoria credited Grant for being “very ethical” and a “great competitor.” Once, Sage Hill’s hopes of defeating another school rested on a tiebreaker in Grant’s match. In the key rally, Grant made a correct line call in favor of his opponent on a close shot, depriving Sage Hill of victory. “Ninety percent of kids” would have called it the other way, Longoria, who is now a consultant to Sage Hill’s tennis program, said.

Grant’s mother supported the team and appeared to respect boundaries. “She opened up her beach house for team barbecues,” Longoria said. Like other parents, “she bought a lot of things for the team. But she never said, ‘I want my son to start.’” It didn’t occur to the coach that she might find another way to burnish Grant’s tennis resume.

In 2000, a group of Orange County parents and community leaders opened Sage Hill, the first nondenominational, nonprofit private high school on the Southern California coast between Irvine and San Juan Capistrano. Nestled in the hills above the Pacific Ocean, with a clock tower and low-slung concrete buildings painted to look like terra cotta, Sage Hill quickly gained a reputation for academic excellence. It also thrived financially. As of June, 2017, its net assets were $76.3 million. Depending on market conditions, its endowment fluctuates between $18 million and $20 million. The former Major League Baseball commissioner and U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth was integral to the school’s founding. The Sage Hill gym, known as the Ube, is named after him, and his daughter served as the chair of the school’s board. Current Sage Hill parents include the former Los Angeles Lakers standout Kobe Bryant, whose daughter Natalia plays volleyball for the school. “Most of the billionaires in Newport have a child or grandchild at Sage,” Adam’s father, Rick Langevin, told me.

At first, Sage Hill was strict with donors. It didn’t let them dictate how their money would be spent. When Bryant offered to fund a gym if he could practice there at night, the school turned him down, according to Longoria, the former tennis coach. Over time, financial pressures caused the school to loosen its approach. Today, buildings, classrooms, locker rooms and sports facilities are named for donors — with exceptions, such as the A.G. Longoria Center Court, which honors the ex-coach’s service. The exterior wall of the Sage Hill Athletic Complex displays 60 disks of varying sizes, with donors’ names printed on them. One of the largest is labeled “Merage Family Janavs Family.” In 2014, the year after Grant enrolled in Sage Hill, a foundation operated by his mother, Michelle Janavs, donated $82,500 to Sage Hill, and she became a trustee. After her two daughters also enrolled at Sage Hill, Janavs gave the school another $190,000. Torrey Olins, the school’s spokesperson, declined to comment on “rumors about who may or may not have considered making donations for our facilities.” She said that the school has “always recognized those who donate money, time or talents to our community.”

The athletic complex at Sage Hill School displays disks with the names of donors, including Janavs’ family. (Daniel Golden/ProPublica)

Ninety percent of Sage Hill’s almost 550 students pay the school’s roughly $40,000 a year tuition. Ten percent receive financial aid. A former student who received financial aid told me that many classmates donned expensive brand-name clothes and a few wore a different outfit every day. A May 2018 article in the student newspaper accused the school of grade inflation. The story, headlined “Inflated Grades, Inflated Egos, Inflated Futures,” reported that 70% to 75% of all grades given in the previous semester were A’s or A-minuses. There were few C’s and no D’s or F’s. Teachers told the newspaper that the school initially had rigorous academic standards, and that the soaring grades were a response to parental pressure and diminished enrollment caused by the 2008-9 financial crisis. “I remember when I got my first B, I was so surprised,” a 2017 graduate, Andrea Flores, told me in an interview. “I didn’t know they gave B’s.”

No evidence has publicly surfaced that Sage Hill participated in or was aware of Singer’s bribery of college coaches and test docents. The school says that its “consistent practice has been to not communicate directly with independent college counselors” and to recommend against their use. One prep school consultant, though, estimated that up to a fourth of Sage Hill parents may rely on independent counselors to help their children get into top colleges. One of them was Michelle Janavs, who hired an independent counselor for Grant. The counselor was well-respected and certified in both college counseling and educational planning. (The counselor asked not to be named and did not acknowledge that Grant was her client until I had identified him by other means.)

The counselor told me that she worked with Grant for three years, guiding him toward academic programs in sports management. She felt that it was a field that suited both his personal interests and his family connections; through a holding company, his aunt, Lisa Merage, co-owns the Sacramento Kings, a National Basketball Association franchise, as well as the Golden 1 Center, the team’s home arena. The counselor didn’t see tennis as a realistic route to college, given that Grant couldn’t start for his high school.

Apparently, Grant’s mother thought differently. Early in Grant’s senior year, Michelle Janavs asked Longoria to recommend Grant to the coach at either the University of Southern California (her alma mater) or UCLA. (Longoria initially said that it was USC, and later said that it was UCLA.) “I was sort of surprised,” Longoria recalled. Janavs’ request put him in an awkward position. Longoria believed in taking care of his players, and he never refused to write recommendations for them. But, he also valued his professional reputation, and “we all knew Grant couldn’t play” at either university, he said.

To protect himself, Longoria developed a code for recommendation letters that would please the parent and send the correct signal to college coaches. His letters always contained four paragraphs — one each about tennis, academics, family and outside interests. Longoria put tennis first if the player could start for the college team; second if he could be a backup; third if he couldn’t make the team but was responsible enough to be a student manager and handle equipment, laundry and other duties; and fourth if the candidate couldn’t help in any way and Longoria was simply pacifying the family. For Grant’s recommendation, the first two paragraphs were about his grades and his family. Tennis was third. “He could maybe be a manager,” Longoria told me. Apparently grasping his message, coaches declined to recruit Grant. His mother then insisted that Grant apply to Georgetown, which doesn’t offer an undergraduate degree in sports management and had not been on his initial college list. After the family visited Georgetown, Janavs fired the counselor and told her that they were going to work with a second counselor they had hired. His name was Rick Singer.

Federal prosecutors later found that Singer had a connection at Georgetown: Gordon Ernst, who had coached both men’s and women’s tennis there since 2006. Ernst had also given lessons to Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama. College coaches, especially in sports played by the wealthy, often supplement their modest salaries by taking outside pupils. Not long after Michelle Janavs hired Singer, he emailed her that he had spoken to Ernst: “I just spoke to Gordie and let him know” that Grant had applied to Georgetown.

Grant’s first college counselor, surprised by her sudden dismissal, checked out Singer’s website and found it to be “strictly a sales pitch.” Although Singer lived five blocks from her house, and 8 miles by car from Sage Hill School, she had never met him. Though she joined professional associations and visited college campuses to stay up to date, Singer didn’t appear to do either. “It seemed like he was gaining a big following, but I didn’t see him at any conferences or any college tours,” the counselor said. “He wasn’t part of that professional counseling landscape. It’s baffling to me that no one was vetting him.”

A few months later, when Sage Hill announced that Grant would play tennis for Georgetown, the counselor immediately sensed Singer’s handiwork. Because they had both worked with the same student, she worried about damage to her own reputation. She wanted her clients and colleagues to know that his methods were not hers. She warned fellow counselors about Singer and added a sentence to her standard contract with parents: “I do not pay coaches, administrators or others in the admission process.” Michelle Janavs called to let her know — for the counselor’s records, Janavs said — that, in addition to Georgetown, Grant had been admitted to a prestigious university that did have an undergraduate sports-management program, one that he and the counselor had selected as a fit for him. When the news of Operation Varsity Blues broke, the counselor felt vindicated. “Although I never met Rick Singer, I suspected that he engaged in unethical behavior,” she wrote in an email to her clients. “Students should not be thinking about manipulating the system but instead focusing on their own personal growth and journey. I believe in your student and you should too.”

Georgetown University’s admissions office has long maintained a strict policy against dealing with independent counselors. Its official contact is with high school counselors, and it won’t talk to independent counselors or accept recommendations or other materials about a candidate from them. But Singer didn’t need to approach the admissions office; he could approach Ernst, the tennis coach. Ernst may have initially classified applicants as tennis recruits as a favor to friends and not taken bribes, according to a person familiar with the situation. Court documents say that Georgetown accepted the older daughter of Douglas Hodge, the former PIMCO CEO, as a tennis recruit in 2008 but do not mention any money changing hands. “I spoke to my connection at Georgetown and he will work with us,” Singer wrote in an email to Hodge. “He helped me get two girls in last week.”

Singer told Hodge that his daughter’s chance of getting into Georgetown based on academics was 50% “at best,” but that “there may be an Olympic Sports angle we can use.” The application she submitted included fabricated victories in multiple United States Tennis Association tournaments. She didn’t play tennis at Georgetown and graduated in 2013. Hodge, who pleaded not guilty to fraud and money-laundering charges, declined to comment through his lawyer. (His daughter did not respond to requests for comment.)

Ernst was able to shepherd a dozen applicants incapable of playing Division I tennis into Georgetown without drawing attention in part because recruits aren’t always chosen for their athletic skills. Though athletic scholarships are generally allotted to the most promising recruits, who are counted on to be key contributors to the team’s success, an array of other factors can affect selection of nonscholarship players. A marginal athlete with a high GPA or SAT score may be chosen to offset the lesser academic records of top recruits.

Universities also often favor major donors’ children to fill out the last spot or two on a roster. In 2013, according to the Los Angeles Times, UCLA’s athletic department ushered in a track and field recruit, even though her personal best times weren’t fast enough for her to make the team, after her parents pledged a $100,000 gift. A university investigation concluded that families of tennis walk-ons at UCLA “made substantial donations to the program under circumstances that might suggest the donations were expected at the time the student was admitted.” Several families endowed coaching positions at Yale shortly before their children enrolled there, and Harvard’s fencing coach sold his home for almost double what it was worth to the father of a prospective recruit, The Boston Globe reported. In July 2019, Harvard fired the coach for violating its conflict-of-interest policy.

Longoria, who spent 15 years as a college coach, told me that administrators sometimes asked him to make room on his roster for the child of a donor. “You’d get a call from a dean, ‘Can you help us out?’” he said. “‘This family is very important to the school.’” If the student could play at all and wasn’t disruptive, Longoria would go along with it. Tennis aficionados who saw the Sage Hill announcement that Grant would be playing tennis at Georgetown assumed that he had some edge. “He would not have been recruited to play in the top six at Georgetown,” one said. “He certainly could have been a guy who could have hit with the team.” He added, “A lot of great tennis players who could play college tennis never get the opportunity, and a lot of mediocre players end up on the team.”

Ernst, the Georgetown coach, exploited the wide latitude that coaches enjoy in the admission of recruited athletes. Every year, universities designate their total number of admissions slots for preference — at Georgetown, it is usually 158 — and the athletic director divvies them up by sport. Each coach then vets prospects with the admissions coordinator for athletics, develops a prioritized list of recruits who are academically acceptable and submits the list to the admissions committee for formal approval. Crucially, the admissions committee takes the coach’s word regarding the candidates’ athletic prowess. Admissions officers then review their academic credentials. Many universities bend academic standards more for recruited athletes, especially those at or near the top of the coach’s priority list, than for any other applicant group, according to a landmark 2001 study, “The Game of Life,” by James Shulman and William Bowen (the same former Princeton president who served on Singer’s advisory board). From 2010 through 2015, Harvard admitted 86% of recruited athletes, compared with 6% of nonathletes, according to a filing in the recent lawsuit challenging affirmative action there.

Typically, athletic directors also trust the coaches, and they don’t vet recruits or closely monitor admissions files. “He deceived everybody,” a person familiar with the situation said, referring to Ernst. “It’s not that hard to do. There’s no coordination between athletics and admissions. These are minor sports, low on visibility, beneath the radar screen.”

Ernst was undone not by his own actions but by Singer’s decades-old habit of misrepresenting white clients as minorities to qualify them for affirmative action. The person familiar with the situation told me that another university had contacted a high school counseling office about a student whom it was eager to enroll. Her application to that university portrayed her as African American and the first in her family to attend college, qualifying her for two admissions preferences. Startled, the high school replied that the student was white and her parents were college graduates. The high school counseling office then called Georgetown, where she had also applied, to find out how she was portrayed on that application. Georgetown records showed her as a tennis recruit. When the high school said that she didn't play tennis, Georgetown began investigating. As it identified and talked with bogus tennis recruits, it uncovered a common thread; Singer had been their private college counselor. Georgetown placed Ernst on leave in December 2017 and fired him, in 2018, for violating university policies.

The case broke open when a suspect in a securities fraud case sought leniency by admitting to authorities that he had agreed to pay Yale’s longtime women’s soccer coach to designate one of his daughters as a recruit. The coach led investigators to Singer, who became a government informant. His calls with parents were recorded, including conversations with Janavs about getting her older daughter into USC as a beach volleyball recruit and fixing her younger daughter’s ACT score. Janavs worried that her younger daughter would suspect something was amiss. “She’s not stupid,” she told Singer. “How do you do this without telling the kids what you’re doing?” Singer replied, “Oh, in most cases, Michelle, none of the kids know.”

Langevin’s tennis trophies and medals in his parents’ home. (Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica)

Adam Langevin could have been a top player at a Division II or Division III college. Several Division III colleges courted him avidly, including the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California. Although schools in that division don’t give athletic scholarships, Redlands offered academic merit aid to reduce his tuition. “We followed and recruited him for the better part of a year,” Geoff Roche, the tennis coach at Redlands, said. “He had a very complete game. He was very focussed, very mature, extremely competitive. We felt he had all the ambition and the drive to take his game to the next level. His best tennis was still ahead of him.”

Adam could also have made some Division I teams. The U.S. Naval Academy, a Division I program, contacted him, but it requires a five-year service commitment, for which his peanut allergy could have disqualified him. After years of training, practice and sacrifice, Adam had no desire to be the best player on a lesser team. He wanted to continue to push himself. “I want to compete, to learn, to get better,” he told me. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo was his choice. It was the right distance from home. It had a strong chemistry department and a combined program that would allow him to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. And Adam’s Universal Tennis Rating was similar to that of the varsity’s bottom rung. He had a fighting chance.

Cal Poly coach Nick Carless told me that Adam is “at the Division I level. He’s pretty close to some of the lower guys on my team.” The difficulty, he said, was timing. Most college coaches sign up players a year in advance, so his roster was already set when he learned of Adam, he said. “Adam got in touch with me relatively late. It’s really bad timing for a really great kid who loves the sport, is passionate about it, and put in the hours.” Carless said that four of Cal Poly’s 12 players are foreigners, who increasingly compete with American players for roster spots in college sports like tennis. Overall, more than a third of Division I tennis players today are international students, reducing the roster spots available for U.S. players. Carless also acknowledged that “hands-on” majors like chemistry pose a scheduling challenge. “If you’re traveling as an athlete and you have a major that requires a lot of labs, you have to be there in person,” he said. “Other majors have online work or video conferencing. Many of our athletes at Cal Poly tend to be business majors because of the flexibility.”

Even after being passed over, Adam didn’t give up. He enrolled at Cal Poly with a new plan. He would be more motivated than ever, practice harder than ever, take lessons from the coaches, play club tennis and dedicate himself to improving his game until a spot opened up and he would be worthy of joining the team. “The greatest feeling is proving someone wrong and being successful,” he said.

Sage Hill administrators are sensitive about the school’s connection to a scandal that has made headlines. They instructed faculty and staff not to speak to me and to notify the school’s director of communications if I contacted them. When I tried to visit, security personnel escorted me off campus, even though I was the guest of an alumna. Then they escorted her out, too.

The school’s board, administration and faculty were “shocked and felt betrayed” by the allegations against Janavs and Hodge, Olins, the school’s spokesperson, told me. “The alleged actions are contrary to everything the school has stood for since its founding.” A review by its outside counsel concluded in June that no Sage Hill administrators or college counselors knew of “dishonest activities by students or parents in the college admission process” and that “no current trustee engaged in dishonest conduct.” The modifier “current” referred to the fact that both Hodge and Michelle Janavs have stepped down as trustees. Janavs’ sister-in-law, Lisa Merage, remains on the Sage Hill board.

Singer’s lawyer, Donald Heller, declined to comment. When I reached Singer directly, he politely thanked me for the opportunity but declined as well. “Nobody will talk to you until after sentencing,” he said.

Langevin is studying chemistry and playing on Cal Poly’s club tennis team. (Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica)

As Adam predicted, Grant has not played tennis for Georgetown, nor even been listed on its roster. Though Georgetown has expelled two students involved in the scandal, Grant remains enrolled and appears to be majoring in computer science. “Our review focused on whether students knowingly provided false information to the university during the admissions process,” a Georgetown spokeswoman said.

The Cal Poly coach, Carless, encouraged Adam to transfer to another university where he would make the tennis team. “I just kind of felt bad I didn’t have a spot for him,” Carless told me. “I said: ‘You can play. I see your work ethic, I see your love for the game. You could reach out to schools that are lower in the rankings or losing a lot of seniors.’” Adam considered transferring, but he stayed at Cal Poly and is glad he did. His life has expanded to include a girlfriend, a fraternity and chemistry research guided by a professor. He’s playing No. 1 singles on Cal Poly’s club team — and still trying to walk onto the varsity squad. For his 21st birthday, in June, his parents paid for a 90-minute off-season lesson with Carless.

Ross Duncan, one of Adam’s former private coaches, regrets that his dream of playing on a strong Division I team hasn’t panned out. “I think what stood out with him — and why I feel bad he never got the opportunity — is that his game still had a lot of room to grow,” Duncan said. “His style of play was aggressive. His game would have translated well to college tennis.”

Before leaving the Langevins’ home, I asked Adam a hypothetical question: How would he have felt if he had been recruited, like Grant, by a Division I team, only to find out that it was because someone had bribed the coach? “It wouldn’t feel right,” he told me. “My goal is to earn it. It’s not about being on the team. It’s about proving to yourself who the best player is. That’s how you become a legend. That’s what makes the best the best.”


Titans Waive Kicker Cairo Santos

The Tennessee Titans have released kicker Cairo Santos a day after he missed three field goals and had a fourth blocked.

The Titans announced the move Monday.

Santos missed field goals from 50, 36 and 53 yards with a 36-yarder blocked by Darryl Johnson in a 14-7 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. Santos apologized at his locker after the game with the native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, saying he'd never had a day like that anywhere.

Santos had been signed Sept. 4 when they put veteran Ryan Succop on injured reserve, a move designed to let Succop gain strength after having surgery this offseason on his kicking leg. Succop remains three weeks away from being eligible to be activated off injured reserve.

The Titans (2-3) also waived offensive lineman David Quessenberry.

This is the second straight year the Titans have released a player after a loss to Buffalo. Last year, receiver Nick Williams was released after dropping a would-be touchdown in a 13-12 loss in Buffalo.

Tennessee visits Denver (1-4) next.


Allen Throws 2 TD Passes as Bills Beat Titans 14-7

Josh Allen threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills beat the Tennessee Titans 14-7 Sunday in a defensive showdown for their third straight win in this series.

The Bills (4-1) now have won three consecutive games away from Buffalo for the first time since 2004, though so many Buffalo fans traveled here it felt much more like a home game. It's also the first time they've started a season perfect through three road games since 1993.

This game featured two of the NFL's stingiest defenses, with the Titans fourth giving up 15.5 points, and the Bills fifth, allowing 15.8 points a game. Jordan Phillips had a career-high three sacks — by halftime — as Buffalo sacked Marcus Mariota five times even with three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan back from his four-game suspension for performance enhancers.

The Titans (2-3) sacked Allen four times only to lose their third in four games on a day their replacement kicker missed three field goals and had a fourth blocked.

The Bills outgained the Titans 313-252 despite 11 penalties for 78 yards.

Darryl Johnson blocked Cairo Santos' 33-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter, a kick that would've given the Titans the lead 10-7. Signed to fill in while Ryan Succop heals on injured reserve, Santos also pulled a 50-yard field goal wide left to start the second quarter, and a 36-yarder inside the final minute wide right. He also was wide left on a 53-yarder.

Johnson's block came after Tennessee thought it had scored the go-ahead TD early in the fourth quarter when Mariota threw a pass to A.J. Brown. But officials ruled Mariota was over the line of scrimmage when he released the pass, costing the Titans the TD and a down.

Allen responded with Buffalo's best drive, helped by a 46-yard run by receiver Isaiah McKenzie. Allen found Duke Williams for a 7-yard TD pass three plays later and a 14-7 lead with 9:46 left.

The Bills quarterback looked sharp and was on target early after being cleared only Saturday from the concussion protocol ; he took a helmet-to-helmet hit in a 16-10 loss to New England last week. Allen completed all five passes for 58 yards on the Bills' lone scoring drive of the first half. He capped the 60-yard drive with an 8-yard pass to a wide-open Lee Smith.

Kevin Byard picked off Allen's pass under pressure early in the third quarter for the seventh interception this season for the Bills quarterback. Derrick Henry scored on a 1-yard TD dive to turn the interception into a tie game.


Bills center Mitch Morse was taken to the locker room from the sideline by cart late in the first half. Jon Feliciano replaced him for the third quarter. LB Matt Milano hurt a hamstring, and rookie right tackle Cody Ford and DE Trent Murphy both were evaluated for head injuries.

Titans cornerback Chris Milton hurt his calf and did not return.


Bills: bye week before hosting Miami on Oct. 20.

Titans: fourth road game of the season with a visit to Denver.


Evolving Faith conference offers evangelical ‘refugees’ shelter


DENVER, Colorado (RNS) — The Evolving Faith 2019 conference, the second annual gathering of progressive Christians (most of them with evangelical backgrounds), opened this weekend with a song-prayer, offered by Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, a member of the Musqueam and Snawnawas indigenous people groups located near Vancouver. “We are all one, one heart, one mind, one spirit,” […]

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Mourning Rachel Held Evans, Evolving Faith offers ‘spiritual refugees’ shelter


DENVER, Colorado (RNS) — The Evolving Faith 2019 conference, the second annual gathering of progressive Christians (most of them with evangelical backgrounds), opened this weekend with a song-prayer, offered by Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, a member of the Musqueam and Snawnawas indigenous people groups located near Vancouver. “We are all one, one heart, one mind, one spirit,” […]

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FBI Files: Celebrities


The following is a list of FBI files on different celebrities.  Declassified Celebrity FBI Files Abbott, Bud – Bud Abbott was a part of the Abbott and Costello comedy team. They made movies and performed on television. This release is references on Abbott only. It contains correspondence between Abbott and Director Hoover, Espionage and Interstate Transportation of Obscene Material matters. Allen, Gracie – [ File #1 ] | FILE #2 ] – Gracie Allen, her husband, George Burns, Mary Livingston (wife of Jack Benny) and Jack Benny were investigated in 1939 for bringing jewelry and clothing into the country from Europe and not paying the duty tax on it. The investigation by the New York City authorities resulted in Jack Benny and George Burns paying fines. It is alleged that the real smugglers were Gracie Allen and Mary Livingston. Allen, Steve – [ File #1 | FILE #2 | FILE #3 | FILE #4 ] – Steve Allen, an entertainer, was the victim of two extortion attempts investigated by the FBI. The first extortion attempt consisted of a letter sent to the CBS network in New York demanding that the writer be given $30,000 or Mr. Allen would be harmed. Prosecution was declined by the United States Attorney. In the second extortion attempt, the writer accused Mr. Allen of being a communist and threatened to shoot him. The name of the person whose signature was on the letter was interviewed, but he could not read or write English; consequently, it was determined that the signature on the letter was forged. Additional letters were received, but no subjects were ever identified in this investigation. Arden, Elizabeth – [ File #1 | File #2 ] – An investigative file was opened on Elizabeth Arden, operator of the cosmetic firm “Elizabeth Arden,” upon receipt of a letter in 1941 alleging that she was opening branches of her firm to be used as clearing houses for Nazi activities. Also enclosed is personal correspondence between Ms. Arden and Director Hoover. Armstrong, Louis – Louis Armstrong, was born in 1900 and was a well known jazz trumpeter. He toured with his own jazz band for years in the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia, and even into the Soviet Union. Jewelry was stolen from a hotel room at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles in November 1970, with the estimated value of $ 30,000. There is a summary of Armstrong’s referenced activities. Louis Armstrong was never the subject of an FBI investigation. Arnaz, Desi – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 ] – Desi Arnaz was born March 2, 1917 in Santiago, Cuba. He and his parents left Cuba in approximately 1933. He came to America with his parents, and he and his Mother remained here when his Father returned to Cuba. He was a Hollywood actor, musician and a television star. He along with his wife, Lucille Ball, starred in “I Love Lucy” television show and he and his wife formed “Desilu Productions,” with Desi Arnaz as its President. This production company produced several television programs. Baker, Josephine – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 ] – The famous nightclub entertainer was thought to be involved in communist activities, however, no evidence was ever found that proved otherwise.  Balin, Marty (Cross References) [6 Pages, 4.2MB] – Marty Balin (January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Ball, Lucille – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 ] – This file primarily relates to the 1953 House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings which revealed that Miss Ball had registered to vote as a communist in 1936 at the insistence of her grandfather. The Beatles – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9] – The Beatles, a “British Pop Musical group,” received an extortion threat as they were appearing in Denver, CO on August 26, 1964. They were told to cancel their appearance in Denver or they would throw grenades at them. John Lennon, a member of the group, was the subject of an immigration appeal. There are various cross references to them in this release.  Berlin, Irving [ 23 Pages, 1.35MB ] –  Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was a noted American songwriter. This release (previously made, but now made available on the FBI Vault) consists of 23 pages of miscellaneous documents in which Berlin’s name appears; he was not the subject of any FBI investigation. Several of these documents deal with Director Hoover’s support for Berlin to win the American Hebrew Medal of 1943.  Biggie Smalls [ 359 Pages, 9.99MB ] –  Christopher George Wallace (1972-1997)—also known as “Notorious B.I.G.”—was a rap musician who was murdered on March 9, 1997. The FBI opened a civil rights/color of law investigation into the murder; the case was closed in 2005. This release consists of FBI files between 1997 and 2005. Bono, Sonny – In 1966, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono, a rock-n-roll singer, received a kidnaping threat. The person sending the several letters was believed to be from either Chicago or Milwaukee, and appeared to suffer from some type of mental illness. The original letters and envelopes were sent to the FBI Laboratory for examination. Bourdain, Anthony – [9 Pages, 3.6MB] – Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. Note: This release is about the 2012 South Beach Food & Wine Festival, and has references to Chef Bourdain.  Burns, George – [ 73 Pages, 7.02 MB ] – George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville,...

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Vium Announces New Animal Alerting And Data Visualization Modules To Advance It’s First Of Its Kind Smart Cage Technology


Vium showcases new research suite advances at this year’s American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Conference in Denver, CO

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Daimler-owned Car2Go to shut down service in 5 markets

Car2Go, a free-floating carshare service and subsidiary of Daimler AG, is shutting down its service in five North American markets by yearend, the company announced on its website. Car2Go has plans to halt operations in Austin; Calgary, Alberta; Denver; and Portland, Ore. on Oct. 31. The carsharing service will also cease service in Chicago on […]

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