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IL-Chicago, Seeking a Business Analyst for a Digital Pharmacy team. This analyst will report to a Product Manager and support healthcare focused mobile and web applications. In order to be successful in this role the BA must has extensive experience working with large engineering teams, writing user stories, connecting business & IT departments, and working with customer facing applications. Additionally, we
          JPMorgan is investing $30 million in Greater Paris over the next 5 years as the first investment of an ambitious $500 million worldwide plan      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • JPMorgan Chase is investing $30 million over the next five years in the Greater Paris region of Seine-Saint-Denis.
  • The money will be in the form of grants for job training and mentorship.
  • It is the first investment of the $500 million global AdvancingCities initiative.
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.

JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that starting January it will begin a five-year, $30 million dollar investment in Seine-Saint-Denis, a region of France to the northeast of Paris. It's an area marked by high unemployment, crime, and homelessness, and has 28% of its population living below the poverty line.

It also, however, is on the cusp of two developments that JPMorgan wants to take advantage of: the 2024 Olympics  — Seine-Saint-Denis is home to France's national soccer and rugby stadium — and the Grand Paris Express rapid transit line that will connect Greater Paris

As Stephanie Mestrallet, JPMorgan's vice president of global philanthropy in Europe, told Business Insider, "OK, we know that there are these issues, we know that a lot of people are going to invest in these areas — can we add to this effort that is currently happening?"

The money will go toward apprenticeship programs for young people, job retraining programs for older adults, and small business development.

The investment is a continuation of JPMorgan's philanthropic commitment to the region and will be the first made from the $500 million AdvancingCities initiative when it begins in January. AdvancingCities is itself a five-year program that the bank developed as an extension of investments into Detroit in 2013, after CEO Jamie Dimon decided to assist the city after it declared bankruptcy.

The bank found its Detroit project so successful that it made similar investments in Chicago, Washington, DC, and the New York City borough of the Bronx. Advancing Cities is built upon the lessons learned in these American cities over the last five years.

The initiative has two components, involving a competition among cities around the world that want help with kickstarting their economies, as well as investments outside of the contest. Seine-Saint-Denis falls into the latter, and Peter Scher, JPMorgan's head of corporate responsibility, said that the 150-year anniversary of JPMorgan's involvement in France (when JPMorgan's business partner opened a firm there) this November was a great occasion to move forward with a project they deemed ready to go.

JPMorgan had sent 16 employees to the area this past spring to get familiar with the area and see if there were necessary conditions for successful investments. They decided there indeed were. And though the AdvancingCities competition is still fielding proposals from more than 1,000 cities for the rest of the month, Scher said, "When we feel like we're ready and we can make the investments we do."

Using lessons from Detroit and London

When Scher explained AdvancingCities to us in September, he said that one of the key takeaways from their initial work in Detroit was that the level of partnerships on the ground is contingent on the success of the investments. That is, the bank's team has to rely on business and government leaders in each respective region to determine where money will be best spent and loaned.

In Seine-Saint-Denis, the French President Emmanuel Macron's administration is involved in the project, and the minister of employment, Muriel Penicaud, will join Dimon on Tuesday in an announcement press conference at the Les Compagnons du Devoir (LCD) charity in the region. JPMorgan partnered with the charity last fall and made a 460,000-euro investment into apprenticeship programs.

The AdvancingCities initiative as a whole utilizes both low-cost loans and philanthropic spending, but this upcoming $30 million investment will be entirely in the form of grants. They will support more apprenticeship programs like those offered by LCD, as well as small business accelerators like Impact Partenaire and Pact PME.

Scher said the JPMorgan will send around 100 employees from its global offices to assist with these programs over the next five years, as it has done with its previous city investments.

He said that the Great Paris initiative's success will be measured by effects on employment rates and small business growth, particularly in the poorest sections of the region. The AdvancingCities team is using its insights from its American projects, as well as how the bank's investments in East London during the 2012 London Summer Olympics affected the city's economy, for Seine-Saint-Denis' benefit.

"I think it demonstrates that not just the challenges are quite similar wherever you go, but many of the solutions are quite similar," Scher said.

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          Prairie State did its part in the Great War      Cache   Translate Page      
Editor’s note: The Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors present this Illinois Bicentennial feature in advance of the state’s 200th birthday on Dec. 3. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com.

Artie Bennett, a Marine from Clinton, Ill., was cut down by a hail of bullets 100 years ago in a far-flung foreign field, giving his life for his country in America’s first global war.

A letter home from a fellow soldier said Bennett, 18, had been attacking a machine gun nest as the Marines fought, successfully, to stem a German advance threatening the French capital of Paris in June 1918, the last summer of World War I.

The fallen Marine had lingered for an hour before dying, one of the first casualties from Illinois. The letter honoring him, typed by fellow Marine Pvt. John W. Olsen, read: “He passed away quietly, without a complaint, and was laid to rest near where he fell.”

Immaculately tended American cemeteries in France, and faded memorials at home, are among the few tangible reminders of the “Great War” that began on July 28, 1914, and ended, after 18 million soldiers and civilians had died on all sides, with an armistice that went into effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.

Now, nearing the 100th anniversary of the war’s end, the push is on to recall and honor the men and women of Illinois, and all across America, who suffered and sacrificed for their nation.

Congress has created a United States World War I Centennial Commission, which is overseeing commemorations and fundraising for a World War I memorial in Washington, D.C.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a proclamation announcing the Illinois National Guard and Chicago’s Pritzker Military Museum & Library will lead the effort to ensure the Land of Lincoln remembers its role in the Great War.

A World War I Centennial Committee has been drafted to aid in that state mission, and it’s chaired by Jeanne Hamacher, who has taught high school history classes. She said the key lesson to learn is that Illinois went to extraordinary efforts to support a war that shaped the world we live in, right up through today.

“When I was teaching, I did a lesson where I could link basically every conflict the United States has had (since World War I) back to World War I in some shape or form,” Hamacher said. She said Illinois had helped win the war, and the war changed the world forever.

“Schools need to teach this, we need to remember,” she added.

The United States declared war on Germany and its Central Powers allies on April 6, 1917, and Illinois became part of the vast conflict that would mark America’s emergence as a global superpower.

The United States sent 4,734,991 soldiers and sailors to Europe and suffered 116,516 deaths, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Records from the Illinois Office of the Adjutant General list more than 351,000 Illinois men who served in the Army, Navy and Marines during World War I, and some 5,000 of them died.

One of every 12 enlistees in the Army hailed from Illinois, and each left a mark.

The American Legion Post in Clinton is Crang-Bennett Post 103, named for the fallen Marine and also Army Sgt. 1st Class Welby Crang, who lived about a block from Bennett and died in France in 1917 from pneumonia.

Ron Devore, 86, is a member of the Post 103 executive board and a former post commander who has fought to keep the memory of the World War I soldiers alive. He said the post was founded in 1919 not just to honor fallen veterans, but to help and lobby for those who returned home alive, if not always in one piece.

“Some of these guys had been gassed, their lungs were burned, they had missing limbs and disabilities; they were messed up for life, and they weren’t getting anything from the government,” Devore said. “Veterans knew that, if there was a bunch of them banded together, they could have a voice in Washington, D.C.”

Devore’s wife, Marjorie, whose father was a World War I veteran, vividly recalls the returned soldiers’ sense of pride despite all their trials and tribulations. She said that pride had been matched by the patriotic fervor of their communities at home. “My dad always said everybody had supported the war effort,” she said.

The civilian push to buoy the troops with maximum support on the home front was extraordinary. Illinois mobilized vast forces of industry, and especially industrialized agriculture, and turned them into an arsenal of democracy that flooded the American war effort with food, war materiel and cash.

Illinois created the State Council of Defense, the job of which was to persuade, corral and control civilian production, from engineering to seed corn, to fuel the war machine. When the council produced its wrap-up report in 1919, it was suffused with pride at the sheer wartime output from the people of Illinois.

It pointed out that the state’s agricultural production for 1918 had been geared to meet the needs of the wartime “national food authorities” and had been the third-largest crop harvest in state history, worth close to $880 million (about $15 billion in today’s dollars).

“Notwithstanding the drain upon manpower, the state in 1918 turned out manufactured products valued at $6 billion. ... Of these, $2 billion-worth were on direct war contracts, but virtually all were war contributions, for Illinois factories are not largely given to the production of luxuries or non-essentials,” the council reported.

It also lauded the generosity of Illinois citizens, who raised $45 million during the war to support everything from the Red Cross to the YMCA and the Salvation Army.

Timothy Kovalcik, associate professor of history at Millikin University, said it’s important to understand the wartime atmosphere gripping Illinois and the entire nation.

“Support for the war was at fever pitch, and the propaganda was incredibly successful,” Kovalcik said.

A state with a significant population of Germanic ancestry (Teutopolis in Effingham County, for example, means “City of the Teutons,” or Germans, and is typical of many towns founded by German settlers) had no trouble raising troops.

“The population of German ancestry volunteered at massive rates to show their patriotism,” Kovalcik said. “They wanted to prove they were true Americans.”

With troops rushing forward and humming factories full of nose-to-grindstone workers who had shunted aside labor grumbles for the greater patriotic good, the State Council of Defense believed it had glimpsed capitalism’s promised land.

“All war undertakings succeeded by virtue of the spirit of cooperation,” it concluded in its final 1919 report. “Since this unity of thought and purpose can be achieved under stress of war, why can it not be approximated, at least, in time of peace?”

But it was not to be. Kovalcik said a big influence that had pushed President Woodrow Wilson to steer America into the war is that much of it on the British side had been financed by American banks. They stood to lose their shirts big time if Britain and its Allies, fatigued with crippling losses by 1917, were defeated. And yet when the American intervention was over and the war won, the demand that had quadrupled the U.S. economy between 1914 and 1917 suddenly collapsed, taking jobs with it.

By the dawn of the Great Depression in the 1930s, jobless and hungry World War I veterans and their families, some 17,000 of them, had marched on Washington, D.C. They were demanding early payment of war service bonuses promised by Congress but not due to be distributed until 1945. On July 28, President Herbert Hoover ordered in the Army to help the police clear the protesters and, in street battles that followed, two veterans were killed.

Finally, in 1936, Congress overrode the veto of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the veterans were paid their bonuses nine years early.


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          Oakland Raiders 2018/19 Week 08      Cache   Translate Page      


An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Oakland Raiders - Indianapolis Colts 28:42

Eigentlich sollte eine freie Woche einem Team helfen, um verletzungsfreier und optimierter in die nächsten Spiele zu gehen; bei den Oakland Raiders kamen jedoch nur Hiobsbotschaften: Running Back Marshawn Lynch landete auf der Verletztenliste und Wide Receiver Amari Cooper wurde zu den Dallas Cowboys abgegeben. Man kann sagen, dass damit weitere Waffen des Angriffs genommen wurden. So brauchten die Raiders auch das gesamte erste Quarter, ehe sie auf Trab kamen. Bis dahin hatten allerdings die Gäste schon zehn Punkte geholt. Ohne große Gegenwehr marschierte Quarterback Andrew Luck mit seinem Angriff über das Feld und fand abschließend Tight End Mo Alie-Cox über 26 Yard zum Touchdown. Anschließend  legten sie noch ein Field Goal von Kicker Adam Vinatieri aus derselben Entfernung nach. Ein toller Pass von Quarterback Derek Carr über 31 Yard auf Wide Receiver Seth Roberts brachte im zweiten Quarter die ersten Punkte für Oakland. Nun schien der Spielmacher beflügelt und fand im nächsten Drive Tight End Jared Cook über 25 Yard zur 14:10 Führung. Knapp vor der Pause wurde es dann Liga-Historisch: Vinatieri traf ein Field Goal aus 25 Yard und war nun mit 2.547 der Rekordhalter für erzielte Punkte. Im dritten Quarter konnten die Raiders den Aufwind nutzten und marschierten über das Feld. Carr selber überbrückte mit einem Sprung den letzten Yard zu seinem ersten Touchdown und dem 21:13. Nun zeigten die Colts aber die Schwächen der Raiders auf - sie ließen immer wieder 'Big Plays' zu und so fand Luck schließlich Tight End Eric Ebron über 20 Yard und einem Zwei-Punkte-Erhöhung zum Ausgleich. Aber auch Carr kam schnell über das Spielfeld und fand den erst in de Woche engagierten Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell über sechs Yard zum 28:21. Das vierte Quarter sollte aber dann die Entscheidung bringen. Erstmal glichen die Colts aus, als Running Back Marlon Mack die letzten drei Yard überbrückte. Dann hielt die Abwehr die Gäste und Luck jagte seine Mannen erneut zum Touchdown, als er schließlich Tight End Jack Doyle über 10 Yard bediente. Oakland wollte nun den Ausgleich zurück holen, doch bei einem Versuch zu mehr Raumgewinn verlor Running Back Doug Martin den Ball, den Indianapolis in aussichtsreicher Position eroberte. Ruckzuck hatte Mack mit nur noch einem zu überbrückenden Yard die Führung aus 42:28 ausgebaut. Oakland kam zu keinen weiteren Punkten mehr und muss einsehen, dass die Saison mit nun 1-6 gelaufen zu sein scheint. Die Lichtpunkte sind nämlich viel zu wenig!


Tight End Jared Cook punktete für die Raiders...
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Die weiteren Ergebnisse der NFL:
Houston Texans - Miami Dolphins 42:23
Jacksonville Jaguars - Philadelphia Eagles 18:24
Carolina Panthers - Baltimore Ravens 36:21
Chicago Bears - New York Jets 24:10
Cincinnati Bengals - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37:34
Detroit Lions - Seattle Seahawks 14:28
Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos 30:23
New York Giants - Washington Redskins 13:20
Pittsburgh Steelers - Cleveland Browns 33:18
Arizona Cardinals - San Francisco 49ers 18:15
Los Angeles Rams - Green Bay Packers 29:27
Minnesota Vikings - New Orleans Saints 20:30
Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots  6:25
spielfrei:
Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
Los Angeles Chargers
Tennessee Titans

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  6   2   0
2. Miami Dolphins        4   4   0
3. New York Jets         3   5   0
4. Buffalo Bills         2   6   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Cincinnati Bengals    5   2   0
2. Baltimore Ravens      4   4   0
3. Pittsburgh Steelers   5   2   1
4. Cleveland Browns      2   5   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        5   3   0
2. Tennessee Titans      3   4   0
3. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   5   0
4. Indianapolis Colts    3   5   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    6   1   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  5   2   0
3. Denver Broncos        3   5   0
4. Oakland Raiders       1   6   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   5   2   0
2. Philadelphia Eagles   4   3   0
3. Dallas Cowboys        3   4   0
4. New York Giants       1   7   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Minnesota Vikings     4   3   1
2. Chicago Bears         4   3   0
3. Green Bay Packers     3   3   1
4. Detroit Lions         3   4   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints    6   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     5   2   0
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  3   4   0
4. Atlanta Falcons       3   4   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams      8   0   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      4   4   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   6   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   1   7   0

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The one-floor "MoPi" museum space houses a wide variety of art — from giant photographs to sculptures to large installations that engulf visitors.
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DEC warns drivers to use caution during deer mating seasonThe state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning motorists to exercise caution as deer become more active now that the animals’ mating season has begun. Also known as the rut, deer, especially young bucks, become more active and less wary during mating season, increasing the likelihood of collision with drivers, according to the DEC. At...
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Drug program meets people ‘where they’re at’ in Cayuga CountyA Syracuse-based drug treatment program is helping provide more lifesaving care by changing the treatment landscape in Cayuga County. Helio Health, formerly known as Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, now offers mobile clinical services through a partnership with the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services’ Center of Treatment Innovation program. Created in 2017, COTI was...
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Town of Skaneateles approves 2019 budget, lake monitoring funds increasedThe town of Skaneateles voted to approve the final budget for 2019 during a regular board meeting Monday night. Prior to opening a public hearing on the proposed preliminary budget, Budget Officer Bridgett Winkelman gave an overview of the 2019 budget. “The town board has worked very hard to meet the needs of the residents...
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Patrick John Flueger and Tracy Spiridakos, Chicago P.D. | Photo Credits: ​Patrick John Flueger and Tracy Spiridakos, Chicago P.D.

Clocking long hours on intense cases makes interoffice romances inevitable on Chicago P.D., and Intelligence's newest couple has their work cut out for them.

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Dorothy Hamill, an American figure skater, has a net worth of $5 million. She was born on July 26 1956, in Chicago, the USA. Dorothy began skating at the age of eight in a local group class. After a year, her interest in figure skating became more serious and she started taking regular lessons with …

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          PREDICTIVE MODELER - TransUnion - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
Collaborate with internal and external partners to deliver innovative analytical products and insights. Our culture encourages our people to hone current skills...
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          Allstate Insurance Company.: Digital Marketing Specialist      Cache   Translate Page      
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Chicago, Illinois, Position Requirements Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience. Strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent planning and project management skills, and strong attention to de
          Ducks’ Randy Carlyle worried about improved play rather than his coaching future      Cache   Translate Page      
“It's a great game, but it's an awful business,” he says of the NHL's coaching carousel, which claimed two victims this week when the Kings fired John Stevens and Chicago dumped Joel Quenneville.
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On 11.05.18 01:45 PM posted by Amanda Botts New Jersey lawmakers are moving to license pet groomers after several New Jerseyans’ canine companions sadly died, allegedly due to grooming at well-known pet stores. The legislation cleared a key hurdle last week when the New Jersey General Assembly approved (https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/vainieri-huttle-jimenez-moriarty-bijous-law-bill-approved-assembly/) Assembly Bill 3044 (https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A3500/3044_R2.HTM), named “Bijou’s Law” after a Shih Tzu who died during a grooming. The bill now moves to the Senate for further deliberation. As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel once said (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-YuhFWCr4), “You never want a serious crisis to go waste.” A crisis creates an “opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” We love dogs, but it takes Emanuel’s unique sense of opportunism to see the sad death of a dog as justification for a state “Board of Pet Groomers.”
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          As 3% Conference readies to tap into women’s anger, its founder works to extend its reach      Cache   Translate Page      

The power of women’s anger will be a central theme when the 3% Conference 2018 kicks off on 8 November. Behind the scenes, its team has been working to open up the program far beyond its US location.

Kat Gordon, founder of creative diversity organization The 3% Movement, is unsure what the mood will be like among delegates when the seventh annual 3% Conference begins tomorrow. The polls for the US midterm elections had just opened when she spoke to The Drum and the outcome of the vote — an unofficial referendum of the Trump presidency — is far from clear.

Gordon believes a Democratic comeback in the House and the Senate may spark optimism in women and minorities who hope the notion of inclusion will be placed back on the political roadmap. Conversely, she imagines a Republican win will further ignite the anger that has been crackling among these groups throughout the year.

“I have no idea what the temperature in the venue is going to be around this,” she said. “The 3% Movement is all about building bridges and the [current] administration is all about building walls.”

Still, anger — whether it be at the system, at industry injustices, or at specific agency HR practices — has a place at the marketing conference, which is making its Chicago debut. Gordon reports that in the first full year since the #MeToo movement emboldened generations of women to report cases of sexual harassment and abuse, emotions of rage and frustration have bubbled to the surface of the female workforce.

This year’s conference will address how to put these feelings to good use.

“We criminalize anger as an emotion for women to feel and bring into the workplace,” she explained. “But, actually, being in touch with your frustration and anger is a form of self-expression and self-care and if we want creative environments where people are ... in touch with all of their feelings, we have to sanction anger for women.

“It doesn’t mean women should be going around breaking walls, but we should allow them to feel frustrated, to state their frustration, and to be heard. That is the central theme of the conference this year.”

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The schedule will also mirror the movement’s efforts to help people look beyond gender when exploring diversity: other panels will discuss disability and neurodiversity, for instance, while new research from 3% and VMLY&R on the topic of parenthood in advertising will be published and discussed.

And Gordon’s ongoing crusade to get more men attending appears to finally be paying dividends. Women still dominate the speaker list, but the founder is confident that more men than ever will be listening, thanks in part to the vocal support of big network agencies.

Publicis, the holding company that famously did not attend Cannes Lions this year, has promised to send 250 people to Navy Pier in Chicago. And, three years since 3% keynote speaker Cindy Gallop publicly called out Leo Burnett for hiring an all-white, male leadership team, the agency has committed to sending 75 delegates — including its entire leadership team — and livestreaming the program to all of its employees around the world.

For Gordon, getting the messages out beyond the conference hall floor has been a priority this year. The solution is ‘Conference in a Box’ — online access to films of conference sessions, deep dives into key themes, blogs, and discussion guides.

“This way, when the event wraps, agencies can host gatherings of leaders and employees to have these discussions from within their own walls,” Gordon explained.

This ‘mobile conference’ will be made freely available to advertising schools across the globe as part of 3%’s mission to “educate the educators.”

“We were hearing that a lot of ad programs are being taught by people who have been out of the industry for a while, so they're not as aware that the move for inclusive cultures is taking root,” said Gordon. “We feel a big part of our brand and responsibility is ... to make sure [program leaders] are aware of best-in-class thinking around creative cultures and use these materials in their classroom.”

Further ahead — and further abroad — Gordon believes the 3% Conference’s expansion will come via well-established conferences in markets outside the US. Rather than organizing standalone events across the globe, she envisages “plugging” the program into existing events to reach the widest range of marketing professionals at a lower cost.

“We are open to so many possibilities,” she said. “We just need partners to open doors for us.”


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          Illinois Election Monitoring Efforts Include Telephone Hotline      Cache   Translate Page      
Federal, state, and local elections will be monitored on Election Day by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. The United Sates Attorney’s Office will monitor elections in Rockford and the surrounding area on Election Day. As part of the effort, the office will operate a telephone hotline where citizens can report complaints related to the voting process. The hotline number is 312-469-6159. It will be staffed by assistant U.S. attorneys, on Election Day only. Attorney General Lisa Madigan also announced statewide election monitoring efforts. Voters in Chicago and northern Illinois can call 866-536-3496. Central and southern Illinois voters can call 866-559-6812. These lines will be operated by assistant attorneys general. Madigan’s office also reminds voters of a few state and federal voting laws. Illinois voters are not required to present identification when voting except in very limited circumstances. People registering to vote on Election Day should
          The Pointe Shop Goes on the Road: Josephine Lee Explores the Joffrey Ballet      Cache   Translate Page      


Earlier this summer, we followed master pointe shoe fitter Josephine Lee of the California-based The Pointe Shop as she made her on a pointe shoe fitting tour around the West Coast and California. Now she's back, this time on a 45-day tour from California to Chicago, educating students on all things pointe shoes and helping them to find their perfect fit. Lee's making stops at top ballet companies and academies across the country, interviewing school directors and chatting with professional ballerinas to find out how they customize and break in their pointe shoes. Below, check out Lee's final stop: Chicago's Joffrey Ballet. She touches base with Ashley Wheater, artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet and the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

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Missed Lee's stops at Ballet West, Colorado Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet or Kansas City Ballet? Check them out now!


          Facchino ubriaco si addormenta nella stiva e il Boeing 737 decolla      Cache   Translate Page      

Facchino ubriaco si addormenta nella stiva: l’aereo parte – È successo su un volo da Kansas City a Chicago: l’operaio è stato scoperto solo dopo l’atterraggio Ha volato per un’ora e mezza intrappolato nella stiva dell’aereo. È successo sul volo Boeing 737 Kansas City-Chicago sabato 27 ottobre. L’uomo, un facchino che lavora per la consociata americana Piedmont Airlines presso l’aeroporto internazionale di […]

L'articolo Facchino ubriaco si addormenta nella stiva e il Boeing 737 decolla proviene da IxR.


          Chicago Blackhawks fire coach Joel Quenneville, 2 assistants      Cache   Translate Page      

Joel Quenneville knew the deal. After three Stanley Cup titles and nine playoff appearances with the Chicago Blackhawks, the longtime coach figured this was a big season for him.


          Ducks’ Randy Carlyle worried about improved play rather than his coaching future      Cache   Translate Page      
“It's a great game, but it's an awful business,” he says of the NHL's coaching carousel, which claimed two victims this week when the Kings fired John Stevens and Chicago dumped Joel Quenneville.
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Three years after Boeing Co. officially ended production of the C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane, the aerospace giant has put up for sale the 90-acre Long Beach facility where the aircraft was built.

Chicago-based Boeing listed the property Monday, a move that signals the end of Boeing’s military...


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Brynäs tappade backtalangen Adam Boqvist, som draftades av Chicago Blackhawks som nummer åtta totalt i sommarens draft. Boqvist valde att ta chansen att åka över till Nordamerika för spel i London Knights i OHL. Ersättaren ...

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I dag på morgonen, nordamerikansk tid, släppte NHL-klubben Chicago Blackhawks en riktig bomb. Klubben väljer att sparka den extremt meriterade tränaren Joel Quenneville med omedelbar verkan. Även Samuelsson kickas Quenneville har lett Chicago till tre ...

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          Ducks’ Randy Carlyle feels sympathy for fired coaching brethren      Cache   Translate Page      

Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has been fired during his career so he had no trouble mustering sympathy for John Stevens, who was let go by the Kings on Sunday, and for three-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Joel Quenneville, whose firing by the Chicago Blackhawks set the hockey world buzzing on Tuesday.

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          Cubs won't talk contract extension with manager Joe Maddon this offseason      Cache   Translate Page      
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4/11/2018
Το απόγευμα άκουγα ένα άλμπουμ του Keith Tippett, του πολύ σημαντικού αυτού άγγλου πιανίστα της progressive και improv jazz και ανάμεσα στο (διπλό) εξώφυλλο βρήκα μια φωτογραφία του, που θα πρέπει να την είχα βάλει εκεί πριν από καμμιά 15αριά χρόνια – γιατί τόσα πάνω-κάτω είχα ν’ ακούσω το δίσκο. Η φωτογραφία είχε κολλήσει στο εξώφυλλο και με δυσκολία κατόρθωσα να την ξεκολλήσω, ώστε να μην καταστρέψω ή το εξώφυλλο ή τη φωτογραφία. Έχω χώσει κι άλλες φωτογραφίες μέσα σε δίσκους ή και αποκόμματα από περιοδικά κι εφημερίδες και ελπίζω να μην έχει γίνει καμμιά ζημιά – γιατί βαριέμαι τώρα να τα ψάξω.
Η φωτoγραφία τού Tippett που βλέπετε δεν είναι τυχαία. Ανήκει στον φωτογράφο της τζαζ Νίκο Χριστοδουλάκη και είναι τραβηγμένη στα τέλη του ’70 ή στις αρχές του ’80. Το λέω γιατί ο Χριστοδουλάκης σκοτώθηκε πολύ νέος, κάτω από τα 30 του, σε αυτοκινητικό, στο Βερολίνο (αν δεν κάνω κάποιο λάθος), στις αρχές των έιτις. 

3/11/2018
Κακή είδηση. Πολύ κακή. Πέθανε στα 49 του, νέο παιδί, ο άσσος τρομπετίστας της τζαζ Roy Hargrove. Αν είναι δυνατόν... Απολαύστε τον εδώ, στο μέρος του, στο "Summer night city" των ABBA, όταν τον καλεί ο Nils Landgren ν' ανεβεί στη σκηνή, την οποία και πυρπολεί.  

3/11/2013
Πέθανε ο "εγκέφαλος" των Residents από... καρκίνο στον εγκέφαλο. Εγκεφαλικά... γενικώς. [Ποιος το έγραψε;]

1/11/2018
«Αρχές ’70 ήταν της μόδας οι Chicago Transit Authority, το πρώτο και το δεύτερο διπλό άλμπουμ με τα φοβερά μανιφέστα του James Guercio. Μου τηλεφώνησε ο φίλος μου ο Θόδωρος Σαραντής και μου λέει είναι οι Chicago στην Αθήνα, θα τους κάνουμε περιήγηση μ’ ένα λεωφορείο. Πάω πράγματι εκεί και αντιμετωπίζω κάτι τεράστιους Αμερικάνους, ακριβώς όμοιους με τους τουρίστες που λυμαίνονται κάθε χρόνο τις ακτές μας. Ο Παττακός με μακριά μαλλιά. Προφανώς οι άνθρωποι είχαν σπουδάσει σε κάποια μουσική σχολή, τους έκαναν εντύπωση οι τσολιάδες και η μυζήθρα, όσο για επανάσταση –που μας έκαιγε– η μόνη επανάσταση που ξέραμε ήταν αυτή του ‘Σκοπευτηρίου’ (σ.σ. εννοεί τον Τσιτσάνη στο Χάραμα της Καισαριανής, δίπλα στο Σκοπευτήριο). Το επεισόδιο αυτό(…) μας δημιούργησε τη βεβαιότητα ότι εκτός από ορισμένα και δοκιμασμένα δικά μας πράγματα, όλα τα υπόλοιπα (με εξαίρεση δέκα ονόματα) ήταν ένα βιομηχανικό σκουπίδι της Δύσης. Οι πολυεθνικές είχαν επιβάλλει ξανά το ύφος, το στυλ και το ρυθμό τους, όποιος δε γούσταρε διεγράφετο, έτσι κι εμείς σταματήσαμε ν’ ακούμε rock και αρχίσαμε να χασκογελάμε με τα περισσότερα από τα ξένα συγκροτήματα».
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(Ήχος & Hi-Fi τεύχος 287, 2/1997) 

31/10/2018
Ο Τζάρβις δουλεύει σ’ ένα μουσείο σαν ξεναγός και του αρέσει, όταν δεν έχει δουλειά, να κάθεται και να κοιτάει τους αγαπημένους του πίνακες. Ειδικά έναν σκοτεινό, μ’ ένα σπίτι στο βάθος… Κάποια μέρα, ενώ κοιτάζει τον πίνακα, κάθεται δίπλα του ένας παράξενος τύπος και αρχίζει να του λέει κάτι περίεργα λόγια... για ένα φως σ' ένα από τα παράθυρα του πίνακα κ.λπ. Μετά από τα λόγια, όμως, σειρά έχουν τα έργα…
Όποιος / όποια γουστάρει να τρομάξει ελαφρώς, απόψε... λίγο πριν τις 12 τα μεσάνυχτα (ή και πιο μετά), μ’ εκείνον τον παλιό εγγλέζικο τρόπο, ας δει το κλιπ μέχρι το τέλος...

          LCG Pool Attendant - Swedish Covenant Hospital - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
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          LCG - KidCenter Attendant Part-time - Swedish Covenant Hospital - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Galter LifeCenter and demonstrates a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the...
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          Event Coordinator - PRA Business Events - Wilson, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
PRA destinations are served by full service teams in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Hawaii, Jackson Hole, Lake...
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          Estados Unidos salió a votar a favor y en contra de Donald Trump      Cache   Translate Page      
Andrew Menck no se molestó en votar en las últimas siete elecciones de mitad de mandato en EE.UU., pero ayer hizo pacientemente la cola en su distrito en Chicago para expresar su descontento con la presidencia de Donald Trump. “No estoy de acuerdo con las acciones del presidente”, dijoeste votante de 34 años, que afirma ser políticamente independiente, para el que estos comicios son un referendo sobre Trump, a pesar de que el mandatario no está en la boleta.
          Randolph Street Bike Lane Issue Resolved      Cache   Translate Page      
According to the city, the sign was actually installed incorrectly and was lowered Tuesday.
          Vivian Maier : a photographer's Life and afterlife      Cache   Translate Page      
Pamela bannos.. Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2018 -- Lettres et sciences humaines : TR 140 M33 B36 2018
          Sixt Rent-A-Car Opens New Location in Chicago      Cache   Translate Page      

CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixt Rent-A-Car, the premier affordable luxury car rental service, is officially announcing it is open for business in a brand-new Consolidated Rental Facility (CONRAC) at the Chicago O'Hare Airport. Sixt has more than 2,200 locations in over 105...


          Election Day 2018: Voter turnout surges across Chicago area      Cache   Translate Page      
Voter turnout in Chicago is expected to outpace a record set in 1986.
          Joel Quenneville fired by Chicago Blackhawks; Jeremy Colliton named new head coach      Cache   Translate Page      
The Chicago Blackhawks fired head coach Joel Quenneville, who led the team to three Stanley Cups, and replaced him with 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton, the team announced Tuesday.
          Evening Sports Update      Cache   Translate Page      
evening-sports-updateRUGBY Rob Kearney is only rated as 50-50 for Saturday’s test with Argentina at the Aviva. The full-back is still receiving treatment for a shoulder complaint, and was facing further reviews this afternoon. Should he be ruled out, it would open the door for Chicago hat-trick hero Jordan Larmour to continue in the number 15 […]
          Chicago AccuWeather: Windy and chilly      Cache   Translate Page      
Breezy and chilly on Wednesday. Highs in 40s.
          NFL Flexes Three Games, Announces Week 11 Schedule Changes      Cache   Translate Page      
The NFL announced on Monday that it was changing the start times for three Week 11 games. The NFC North matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears was flexed from a 1 p.m. ET start time on FOX to the Sunday Night Football slot on NBC.
          Bears have reason to be feisty about their flex      Cache   Translate Page      
Good news, Chicago Bears: You’ve played well enough to get a spot in prime-time. Bad news, Bears: You’ll be playing both in the late spot on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and then in the early spot on Thanksgiving. The NFL’s decision to move the Week 11 Vikings-Bears game into prime time is a bit of a surprise, given that the NFL is keenly aware of concerns about playing on Sunday night and then on Thursday.
          Director Steve McQueen says `Widows' not just a heist movie      Cache   Translate Page      
At first glance, Steve McQueen's latest film, "Widows", looks like a fast-paced heist movie, but the award-winning British director says he wanted his Chicago-set movie to take a deeper look at the current political and social-economic climate.

          Ranking The Artists On Kanye West’s GOOD Music Label From Worst To Best      Cache   Translate Page      
With a blowout live showcase in Chicago, it's time to separate the the up-and-comers from the established mainstays.
          The NBA Fan’s Guide To College Basketball’s Opening Marquee Doubleheader      Cache   Translate Page      
NBA Draft fans will want to pay close attention to the action in Chicago on Tuesday evening.
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          Chicago mi è piaciuta.      Cache   Translate Page      
Chicago mi è piaciuta. Ordinata, sufficientemente pulita, non troppo caotica. Mi ha divertito la sua metropolitana soprelevata e il caratteristico ferro a vista che la contraddistingue, mi ha sorpreso la quantità di opere sparse in giro per la città. La … Leggi ancora →
          Larmour And Beirne Make Big Impact In Chicago Triumph      Cache   Translate Page      
Jordan Larmour starred with a scintillating hat-trick of tries as Ireland stormed clear of Italy in the second half to post a 54-7 win on their return to Chicago's Soldier Field.
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          Business Analyst - Entry-Level - Tech Startup      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Chicago, About Us: Enterprise Peak is a privately-held next-generation HCM technology and services firm founded by former Big Four leaders and executives. We are a burgeoning tech start-up focusing on delivering services in all major ERP products (Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Lawson, SAP), leading Cloud applications (Workday, Taleo, Success Factors, Salesforce.com) and data analytics technology. We
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IL-Chicago, OUR PROJECT Immediate opportunity to join our team with a worldwide leader in location-based services to build a location-data platform that will support cutting-edge mapping software and autonomous driving technology. This is a long-term contract position in downtown Chicago with competitive rates and opportunities for contract extensions OR conversion to direct-hire / permanent. You can expect v
          Senior Scala Developer - Cloud Computing      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Chicago, OUR PROJECT Immediate opportunity to join our team with a worldwide leader in location-based services to build a location-data platform that will support cutting-edge mapping software and autonomous driving technology. This is a long-term contract position in downtown Chicago with competitive rates and opportunities for contract extensions. You can expect very competitive pay as our median compens
          Business Intelligence Developer - Senior      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Chicago, Business Intelligence Developer - Senior This position will analyze and develop reporting, analysis and dashboard solutions using Microsoft's full BI suite supporting corporate and customer information systems' requirements. Applies configuration changes and administration of the Microsoft BI suite. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Designs, develops and supports BI solutions, including debug
          Immigration Legal Assistant      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Chicago, Beacon Hill Legal is looking for an Immigration Legal Assistant to join a small, but busy immigration practice. A bachelor's degree is required and applicants must have 5+ years of family and individual based immigration experience. Experience with business immigration and fluency in Spanish is preferred! The firm offers excellent benefits and a familial environment. Although the firm will train o
          Patent Prosecution Paralegal      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Chicago, Large, Midwest law firm seeks Patent Prosecution Paralegal for fantastic opportunity in the Loop. Ideal candidates will have at least five years of patent prosecution experience as a paralegal. Duties include preparing and filing patent applications, provisionals, continuations, IDS's, and extensions. Candidates should have strong knowledge of international PCT and National Phase applications. If
          Litigation Legal Secretary      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Chicago, Beacon Hill Legal seeks experienced complex commercial litigation legal secretaries for multiple opportunities in the loop! Our clients are mid and large size Am Law 100 law firms who are looking to add secretaries with 5+ years of experience in commercial litigation. Assignments range between 3-6 attorneys. Duties include preparing, formatting, and editing documents for litigation and filing, ass
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          Podcast Host in Chicago      Cache   Translate Page      
Podcast Show Host Casting Call Location: Chicago, IL Type: Talk Show Are you or a friend interested in hosting a video podcast show? We have some really cool stuff coming up before this year ends. That’s right this year ain’t over yet and you have an opportunity to participate in what’s going on here at […]
          Hybris Commerce Development Lead - Accenture - Chicago, IL      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience working with relevant WCM or eCommerce packaged solutions such as Adobe AEM (CQ), SDL Tridion, Sitecore, Fatwire, CrownPeak, hybris, Oracle/ATG,...
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          Khalil Andani: Video- Ismailism as a Scholarly Category in Islamic Studies Shi’i Studies Symposium 2018 Chicago      Cache   Translate Page      
The University of Chicago holds a Shi’i Studies Symposium each year focused on a topic.…
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          Kyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs Canvas Wrap by MarkSynowiecPhoto      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Young Voters Leading Surge In Ballots Cast In Cook County      Cache   Translate Page      
In Chicago, as of Tuesday afternoon, voters ages 18 to 34 have cast 125,808 ballots.
          Student With Down Syndrome, 7, Wanders Out Of Chicago School And Into Stranger’s Home      Cache   Translate Page      
A parent is outraged and wants answers from Chicago Public Schools officials after her 7-year old daughter--who has down syndrome-- escaped her school in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood Monday afternoon and walked into a stranger's home. 
          Duncan Hines recalling 2.4 million boxes of cake mix      Cache   Translate Page      

CHICAGO — Duncan Hines is recalling 2.4 million boxes of cake mix because of a link to salmonella. The recall affects Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow varieties of cake mix, according to Conagra Brands, Duncan Hines’ parent company. The affected boxes have expiration dates between March 7-13, 2019. Most of […]
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           Cardiac arrest survival higher in states with required high school CPR training      Cache   Translate Page      

Required CPR education in high school may lead to higher bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival rates, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018 - an international conference highlighting the best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 109,668 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests patients (64 percent men, 49.4 percent white, 19.1 percent African-American, 2.3 percent Hispanic, 2.9 percent other and 26.4 percent unknown) from the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival database or (CARES) - a surveillance registry tracking out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in communities in 42 states.

The database analysis included all nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrests from 14 states and the District of Columbia where at least 50 percent of the population was in an area covered by a CARES participating agency from 2013 to 2017.

Researchers found that bystander CPR, survival to hospital discharge and neurologically favorable survival (mild to moderate cerebral incapacity) was higher in states that require CPR training in high school.

Of the cases studied from 2013 through 2017 (with people representing all ages), 59 percent occurred in states with required high school CPR training enacted. In those states:
  • 41.3 percent of people who suffered cardiac arrest outside of a hospital received bystander CPR before emergency medical services arrived, compared to 36.1 percent in states without CPR education laws enacted.
  • 11.3 percent of people who suffered cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survived to hospital discharge, compared to 8.9 percent for states without the laws enacted.
  • Neurologically favorable survival was more likely in states with the laws enacted, 9.5 percent compared to 7.6 percent for states without laws enacted.

Because CARES is a registry and data are owned by varying local and state agencies, information on specific states included in the study is confidential.




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          UFT leaders rushed ahead with a backward deal      Cache   Translate Page      

Educators Peter Lamphere, Bill Linville and Will Russell report from New York City on the ratification of a contract for teachers that contains unnecessary concessions.

EDUCATION WORKERS in the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) voted to approve the latest contract with the New York City Department of Education, with 80 to 85 percent of teachers supporting ratification and with slightly higher percentages among other titles.

But occupational and physical therapists rejected their contract out of anger at long-standing unmet demands for pay parity with pedagogues who have similar education levels. The maximum salary for speech therapists, for example, is over $27,000 more than for occupational and physical therapists.

Now it will be up to these members, along with their brothers and sisters in other titles, to press the union to mobilize as they go back to the table for a better deal.

However, for the rest of the membership, this contract — with below-inflation raises, massive givebacks in health care and an inadequate plan for rescuing struggling schools in the Bronx — falls far short of meeting the needs of the educators and students in New York City public schools.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew speaks to reporters
UFT President Michael Mulgrew speaks to reporters (flickr)

While the approval margin seems overwhelming at first glance, it was only achieved by the anti-democratic practices of the UFT leadership.

Led by the autocratic Unity Caucus, the union leadership negotiated the contract during the summer when teachers were away, with a negotiating committee forbidden to discuss the contract with the rank and file. Then the ratification was rammed through over two and a half weeks, months before the current contract expires in February 2019.

In taking this approach, UFT leaders deprived the membership of time to study the details of the contract — and time for a “vote no, stay union” opposition to form. They also deceptively insisted to members that the contract contained no givebacks, that raises kept pace with the rate of inflation, and that the contract was “member made” with input from rank-and-filers.

In reality, among other worrisome concessions, the contract contains over $1 billion in health care givebacks and the implementation of a two-tiered system of health care benefits for the first time. Furthermore, the agreement doesn’t meet the growing needs of students and vulnerable communities in a city with record levels of segregation and student homelessness.

There are a few standout gains in the contract: the reduction of the required minimum number of yearly observations for each teacher from four to two and increased job security for paraprofessionals, the least protected members of the union.

The UFT leadership has brought worse contracts to the membership to be voted on in the past. Nevertheless, this is a concessionary contract at a time when the city is sitting on a large budget surplus and when teachers are making significant gains both for themselves and their students across the country, through radical actions including strikes.

A major shift in strategy is needed in order to both ensure fair conditions for both public school educators and students — one that looks away from alliances with politicians and toward the radical tactics that were on display in the teacher strikes and rebellions this year in states like West Virginia, Arizona and Washington.

Such a strategy will also need to rely on a key lesson of the successful 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike — by creating an alliance between the teachers’ union movement and students and parents.


AT A moment when unions should be looking to involve more members, the leadership’s rush to vote sent the message to members that their voices aren’t important.

On October 11, a deal was announced in a press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza and UFT President Michael Mulgrew — in which Carranza spoke of Mulgrew as his, “Brother from another mother.”

Many members wondered why the leadership called a special Delegate Assembly for the next day, given that the upcoming monthly DA was already scheduled to take place within the week, on October 17.

Delegates only received short statements from Mulgrew and the chancellor. They didn’t receive the entire 63-page Memorandum of Agreement until just over an hour before the meeting.

At the meeting, the vast majority of the time was spent by Mulgrew making a PowerPoint presentation selling the contract.

The limited period for discussion — in which no member of the UFT’s opposition caucuses were called on — nevertheless included several speakers who had contrary views on the contract. One member called for a delay in the vote so that chapter leaders and delegates could have time to read the proposal for themselves.

The meeting voted to send the contract to members for ratification, but DOE educators were only given until October 31 to complete the voting process.

The contract itself is the result of a long-standing negotiating process for New York City public-sector union contracts called “pattern bargaining” — in which the first city union that negotiates a contract sets the “pattern” on issues such as health care and wages for the rest of the unions on the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC). In this round, AFSCME Local DC 37 ratified its contract at the end of June, which set the pattern.

The UFT leadership argued that aspects of the contract that were part of the original pattern bargaining agreed to by AFSCME were therefore off the table during subsequent UFT negotiations and impossible to reopen.

However, there have been times when unions have attempted to buck this trend — or when the city has. For example, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg held out in granting the UFT the same pattern of raises that other city unions got for the entirety of his 12 years in office.

Astonishingly, in their attempts to sell the contract to the rank and file, UFT leaders even made the deceptive argument to members that the billion-plus dollars in health care givebacks weren’t contained in the contract because they were part of the original pattern bargaining.


IN TERMS of wages and health care, the contract represents a significant step back for New York City educators.

Kit Wainer, a social studies teacher and UFT chapter leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School in Brooklyn, says he voted “no” for two main reasons: “First, the fact that the raises don’t keep pace with inflation. Second, voting to force first-year teachers into an inferior health plan, even if for only a year, violates my sense of basic union solidarity.”

Annual raises for the 43-month life of the contract will be 2 percent, 2.5 percent and 3 percent — which, despite claims to the contrary by the UFT leadership, won’t meet projected rates of inflation.

We also aren’t keeping up with wage increases for workers throughout the New York City area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, wages had increased for New York City-area workers by 3.0 percent in the year preceding June 2018.

This contract marks the second agreement in a row with significant concessions on health care. In the last round, the MLC agreed to find a total of $3.4 billion in savings, which resulted in steep increases in co-pays — including $150 for ER visits and $50 for urgent care visits, among other cuts.

In this round, the MLC has agreed to $1.1 billion in cuts over the course of the contract, while also agreeing to a second tier in our health care for the first time. New hires will be required join a significantly more restricted HIP-HMO network for one year, after which they will be able to choose the health plan they prefer.

A new program for high-needs schools, especially in the Bronx, will have a pay differential for teachers in those schools. Unfortunately, the differential will be different for different license areas, creating divisions inside the workforce.

Plus, the additional support appears to be a school-based committee that will primarily look at school data to set goals for improvement, and would require the agreement of the school’s UFT chapter leader and principal, though the details are sketchy.

Mulgrew touted this plan as visionary in his DA presentation. But these are clearly retread market-based solutions. A visionary plan would have included drastically reduced class sizes, expansion of sometimes limited academic opportunities, and additional resources to provide extracurricular activities and further academic support.

There are several additional concessions that will leave most members unsatisfied about the key challenges that they face day to day in the schools:

The union agreed to allow a new “psychological evaluation” for incoming teachers — the details of which are completely unclear at this time.

The creation of additional out-of-classroom positions that come with higher pay will create more divisions between teachers and make it harder to lower class sizes.

Pay differentials for additional education will become more difficult to get, as newer teachers will be required to get new “A+” credits for the differentials. Ironically, the UFT itself will be one of the providers of these credits, and so will end up profiting from the change.

The union agreed to allow an additional dean in schools, weakening the power of school chapters that previously had to vote to create the position.


AMONG THE notable gains in the contract, unpaid suspensions of paraprofessionals will now be subject to review by an arbitrator review and will be limited in duration.

Observation minimums have been reduced, bringing New York City more in line with the rest of the state. However, educators with lower ratings still face more observations, so the change brings no relief to those targeted by abusive administrators.

Grievances for oversized classes will be subject to an expedited calendar for informal resolution at a district and citywide level.

But as Kit Wainer points out, in a mid-October settlement of a grievance regarding nine oversized classes, “an arbitrator issued an order requiring the principal to equalize all classes. Under the new procedure, we would not have been able to request an arbitration hearing until at least October 10, which means we would not have gotten a ruling until sometime in November.”

Similarly, safety and consultation issues will have an informal resolution process, which can be eventually taken to arbitration. There is also a strengthening of the anti-retaliation language in the contract to bring harassment under binding arbitration.

Overall, however, with the exception of the drastic concessions on health care, both the gains and givebacks in this contract are relatively minor compared to what is not included.

Class size limits remain at levels that are unacceptably high for education, unchanged for more than 50 years. Also unchanged is a funding system that penalizes more senior employees and has consigned many veteran members from closed schools to circulating without a permanent position.


THE MEAGER salary increases come at a time when educators elsewhere are demanding more — and winning.

For example, educators in Washington state were able to force the state to release funds to increase teacher salaries — and they followed up with a wave of strikes and actions that led to annual salary increases ranging from 10.5 percent in Seattle to 20 percent and more elsewhere in the state.

Meanwhile, New York City is projecting a budget surplus of $4.6 billion for fiscal year 2018, the largest in 10 years. If this is the best that we can do while the economy is doing relatively well and the city’s coffers are flush, what should we expect when the economy takes a downturn?

A “progressive” mayor who campaigned on the slogan of “a tale of two cities” should be forced to do better than making the working class pay for health care concessions.

A great place to start looking for an alternative vision would be the example of educators in the “red state rebellions” — who mobilized rank-and-file members in a series of escalating actions that culminated in walkouts and dragged union leaders behind them.

The entire political landscape around education has changed since last spring’s teachers strikes. Walkouts in red states have spilled over into liberal strongholds like Washington — with strikes in Los Angeles and Oakland possible in the coming months.

One result of the educator rebellion has been that public opinion about teachers and striking has shifted drastically. There is broad public support for these kind of actions: A recent poll found that “78 percent of public school parents (and 73 percent of the public) say they would support teachers in the own communities if they went on strike for higher pay.”

The UFT rank and file can be activated and organized in this way as well — as shown by the successful campaign for paid family leave last spring. It will be up to rank-and-file organizations like the Movement of Rank and File Educators and Teachers Unite to develop and continue this and other campaigns, such as the fight for lower class sizes, ending segregation and building the Black Live Matter in our schools movement.

The votes for ratification of this concessionary deal represent resignation, rather than enthusiasm. Rank-and-file groups can build off existing anger and frustration among the minority that voted “no” by organizing grassroots campaigns around the issues that matter to teachers and families — like lowering class size, opposition to school closings, and improving health care access for union members and all New Yorkers.

Tens of thousands of teachers, therapists and other education workers voted against this contract — and showed there is a base for future organizing.


          Before Hollywood success, actor Marc Evan Jackson got his comedy upbringing in Michigan      Cache   Translate Page      
Actor and comedian Marc Evan Jackson has appeared on Parks and Recreation , Reno 911! , and Brooklyn Nine-Nine . He currently stars as an all-knowing immortal judge named Shawn on NBC’s The Good Place , which he describes as “the smartest, dumbest show on television.” “Within an episode of the show, within the body of the show, within single lines of dialogue, this show deals with fairly deep and complicated aspects of ethical and moral philosophy, and also fart jokes,” Jackson said. Jackson graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids with a degree in philosophy in 1992. He says that he made his way to the world of comedy through a series of happy accidents. In the late 1990s, Jackson joined The Second City Detroit comedy troupe. Several members of that group went on to enjoy successful careers in television and film, a fact that Jackson attributes to Detroit’s lack of a tourist-based audience. Unlike Second City shows in Chicago and Toronto, which could use the same material for up
          Take Your First Look At The NFL Skins In Fortnite      Cache   Translate Page      

Why would you want to wear a dinosaur or pumpkin skin when you could represent your favorite football team instead? This is a strange question that Fortnite players will soon be asking themselves when the NFL skins appear in the game on November 9. Popular Fortnite players like Ninja showed them off during their livestreams today.

Ninja, who is a huge Detroit Lions fan, was decked out in the team's iconic silver and blue, and teamed up with ImTimtheTatman, who wore Dallas Cowboys gear. When the skins are purchased, the player can select any team and number for any match. So if you start out by wearing a Miami Dolphins skin with the number 22, your next match could be as a Chicago Bear with number 45. The skins that are being sold feature three distinct looks for both male and female avatars.

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          The top 10 restaurants near the Sony Centre in Toronto      Cache   Translate Page      

Restaurants near the Sony Centre in Toronto make for ideal spots to hit up before concerts, talks, plays and events of all varieties that take place at this high-calibre downtown venue. The best part about seeing a performance there is that there are loads of great eats within walking distance so you can make sure you get to your seats in plenty of time.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants near the Sony Centre in Toronto.

Fresh on Front

Vegans and non-vegans alike can bask in the calm atmosphere and enjoy a cocktail made with cold-pressed juice at the Front St. location of one of Toronto’s most popular plant-based restaurants. 

Goose Island

Sample rare one-off brews that are exclusive collabs between a revered Chicago craft brand and Toronto’s own brewmasters, and fill up on fun but fancy pub food on the Esplanade at the same time.

East Thirty Six

An early, daily opening time of 4 p.m. at this restaurant on Wellington means you’ll never be left in the lurch for dinner plans that mesh with show times, and late night offerings mean there’s still an opportunity to grab a little something if you didn’t get the chance. 

Sukhothai

One of Toronto's favourite pad thai is a short walk away at the Wellington St. location of the restaurant chain. 

Hogtown Smoke

Make an evening of it with a barbeque feast before or after an event at this spot on Colborne Lane.

C’est What

Unwind and discuss the night's happenings with a craft pint at this relaxing and reliable pub on Front St. known for its extensive beer selection.

Union Chicken

Chicken of both the rotisserie and fried variety is great for a quality group meal to accompany a great time, conveniently located right in Union Station. 

Walrus Pub

Class meets casual at this upscale after-work watering hole at Wellington and Bay. Bonus: there’s a ping pong bar in the basement if you need to unleash some pent-up energy before or after sitting for a while.

Paramount on Front

Basic and hearty Middle Eastern favourites that’s a cut above average are what's on the menu at the Front St. location of this chain next to St. Lawrence Market.

Amano

Feel like you’re seeing two shows in one evening by starting out your night at the lively bar of this subterranean restaurant in Union Station where you can watch fresh pasta being made before your eyes. 


          A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace: Chicago’s War Decade      Cache   Translate Page      
Thousands of soldiers stand in formation at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in this 1918 image at right from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library collections. _________________________________________________ During the second decade of the twentieth century, Chicago was an extraordinary hub of cultural activity. Art, architecture, literature politics, music, and sports all contributed to the […]
          11/6/2018: Sport | Rugby: Beirne happy to be outshone by ‘freakish’ Larmour talent      Cache   Translate Page      

THERE was a certain irony to how Jordan Larmour tore up Soldier Field in a manner befitting of the Chicago Bears’ electric running backs. At a time when Wasps winger Christian Wade has packed in rugby in a bid to pursue a career in the NFL, the powers...
          Se reanimó la Bolsa de Rosario pero en Chicago primó una "tensa calma"      Cache   Translate Page      
La plaza local operó con mayor protagonismo de los cereales, mientras que en Estados Unidos esperan la elecciones de medio término y el informe del USDA del jueves. Informe de Blas Rozadilla para Canal Rural
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Chicago - Andrew Menck ne s'est jamais déplacé pour les élections de mi-mandat aux Etats-Unis mais, ce mardi, il a patiemment fait la queue devant son bureau de vote à Chicago afin d'exprimer son mécontentement à l'égard de Donald Trump.
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Clocking long hours on intense cases makes interoffice romances inevitable on Chicago P.D., and Intelligence's newest couple has their work cut out for them.Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) and [...]
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Chicago Med is staging a Pretty Little Liars reunion this season, and we are so on board! [...]
          Mike Braun Defeats Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly      Cache   Translate Page      
Chicago (CBS) — Republican challenger for U.S. Senate Mike Braun has defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana.
          Midterm 2018: Drink Options At IL Candidates’ Party Headquarters      Cache   Translate Page      
election-drinks What are the drink options and prices at campaign party headquarters on election night for candidates in the Chicago area? CBS 2 reporters and producers took a look.
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Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker has defeated Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. 
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The same day the Chicago Blackhawks fired Joel Quenneville, just 15 games into the 2018-19 season, a new head coach was hired as his replacement. 
          November 8: Yasaman Moussavi, “Passage”      Cache   Translate Page      
Baa salaam, Dear friends and colleagues, our Persian Circle this week features Chicago-based artist Yasaman Moussavi, who will be giving a talk in Persian entitled: راه (Passage) An abstract of the talk is provided in the Persian-language announcement, below. (Image:  Yasaman Moussavi, Shadow Facing the light, Installation, 2015) Thursday 8st November, 5-6.30pm, Pick Hall 218 (5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637) Yasaman Moussavi was born in Tehran, [...]
          Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week      Cache   Translate Page      
Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary events from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Goodwill's 35th Annual Glitter Sale to an Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration, and from Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief to Pray for Snow.

WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Civic Cocktail: Protecting Orcas + Election Review
For this installment of Civic Cocktail, Q13 News analyst C.R. Douglas and Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes will serve as guest panelists in a discussion on two important topics: Southern Resident Killer Whale recovery and a review of the midterm elections (during which time Pramila Jayapal, KTTH radio host Jason Rantz, and Seattle University political science professor Marco Lowe will join in).

FILM

2. Far Out
Saturate your eyeballs with sweeping views of a remote and largely unexplored mountain range, the Albanian Alps, as well as the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, the Crazy Mountains in Montana, the Slovenian Alps, Jackson Hole, and more, as explored by athletic adventurers. Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.

3. The Reluctant Radical
Environmental activist Ken Ward commits crimes against the fossil fuel industry in order to fight against climate change. Join Ward himself, along with filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel, for a post-film Q&A.

4. Somm 3: Seattle Premiere
Three wine connoisseurs meet in Paris to drink the rarest bottles of vin, while blind tasters in New York settle an age-old argument about the drink. This screening of Somm 3 will also feature a Q&A with three newly minted Seattle sommeliers, as well as a Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon toast.

FOOD & DRINK

5. New Belgium and Theo's Beer and Chocolate Pairing
Sate your chocolate cravings with a side of suds, with four New Belgium Brewing beers paired with four chocolates from Theo Chocolate.

6. A Night of Coffee Beers feat. Caffe Vita
Seattle loves its coffee and its beer, so Redhook has combined the two for their two coffee beers: Kaffenator, a small-batch coffee dopplebock made in collaboration with Caffe Vita, and Continuous Revelation Coffee IPA, a new limited release. They'll have both available for happy hour, along with food pairings and Caffe Vita swag and coffee samples.

7. Plenty Pop-Up: Indoor Farmed Produce for a Sustainable Future
Try sustainably grown, "hyper-local" produce from Plenty's vertical indoor farm 20 miles away from the city.

8. Science of Coffee: Sustainability
At this workshop hosted by Onda Coffee and Ada's, listen to environment and agriculture experts discuss how climate change is affecting the future of coffee and how sustainable farming practices can help.

9. Scotch and Oysters
Indulge in the somewhat peculiar pairing of briny oysters and peaty Scotch.

GEEK

10. Harry Potter Trivia
Take advantage of an opportunity to briefly escape the muggle world at this Harry Potter trivia night.

PERFORMANCE

11. ElectroThrust
Watch sexy persons pay tribute to electronica with signature slinky moves. Admire Jonny Porkpie (your MC), Queen Inga, Dee Flowered (all the way from Georgia)!, Di Lovely (from San Diego!), Indy Fire (Denver), and many other beauties from across the US and even that most torrid of countries, Canada.

12. SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque promises a "geeky twist" on burlesque performance, with pop culture references including Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Stranger Things, and Rick & Morty.

READINGS & TALKS

13. ALT Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Head to a night of poetry readings with A Gallo-Brown, L Swartz, and T Clear, and read your own in an open mic if you're brave.

14. L.A. Kauffman: How to Read a Protest
At this Town Hall talk, author and activist L.A. Kauffman will outline the history of America's most important protest movements from the 1963 March on Washington on. If you're curious about whether protests achieve anything, how they've changed, and what messages they carry, this is for you.

15. Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Now and Then
Historian Paul Dorpat has been collecting photo columns in Seattle for years. Join him as he presents a retrospective of his work—you'll learn some interesting things about the historical trajectory of Seattle.

16. Suzanne M. Wolfe: A Murder by Any Name
If you love historical fiction set in Elizabethan England, join Suzanne M. Wolfe as she reads from her latest novel about the murder of Queen Elizabeth I's most beloved lady-in-waiting, A Murder by Any Name.

17. Suzanne Matson: Ultraviolet
In Suzanne Matson’s new novel, Ultraviolet, we meet three generations of women in 1930s India. Hear the author read.

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

18. Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief
This series invites artists from Seattle and beyond to show work across mediums that addresses grief. Pieces include a panel from the NAMES Project's AIDS memorial quilt; a video game called "Loss Levels" by digital artist Dan Hett; a community art piece called "Arts & Casket," where visitors can decorate a cardboard cremation casket; zines by Christina Tran; a soft sculpture by Elise Bernal; jewelry about "parental fears" by Sara Eileen; and more.
Opening Wednesday

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

19. Eli Wolff
Eli Wolff takes off on cartoons, horror movies, video games, and other childhood influences to craft fun monster-y art.
Closing reception Saturday

20. Visions of Pasifika: Light from Another World
This exhibit focuses on Pacific Islander artists, incorporating tradition while looking to the future.
Closing Sunday

COMMUNITY

21. On the Battlefront and the Homefront: Rentonites in the Great War
Discover how Rentonites took part in World War I, whether by enlisting or by working on the home front as farmers, draft board workers, or nurses.

FILM

22. The 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival
The 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival will work with the theme “Inclusion, Independence, Discovery,” with 50 features and shorts created by a diverse range of filmmakers and artists.

PERFORMANCE

23. Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'
A psychokinetic genius girl faces down an evil, bullying school principal in the musical based on Roald Dahl's messed-up kids' novel.

THURSDAY

ART

24. Art for All Ball
Enjoy an evening of "Painting! Music! Poetry! Performance! Community! Bubbles! Dinner! Dancing!" with Path With Art students (all of whom are working to overcome homelessness, addiction, and other trauma) as they celebrate 10 years of creativity.

25. Intro to Calligraphy
Impress your holiday card recipients by learning to write out the alphabet in beautiful, swirly strokes.

COMMUNITY

26. From the CEO's Perspective
A panel of CEOs (Scott McFarlane of Avalara, Sharelle Klaus of Dry Soda Co., and Aaron Easterly of Rover.com) will talk about how their Northwest businesses are addressing the tough times brought on by our current administration.

27. Honoring the Wisdom of Our Elders
Local Native elders will share their stories and experiences.

FILM

28. Free Screening of “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey”
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will screen the award-winning documentary Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, about one very courageous and pioneering mountain climber, as a "thank you" to the Fred Hutch-affiliated organization Climb to Fight.

29. Hecklevision: Dune
a If you haven't playfully jeered—if not aggressively ridiculed—the screen while watching David Lynch's film adaption of Dune, we respect your tolerance for cheesiness. If you have, here's your chance to send your heckling texts straight to the big screen for the rest of the audience to enjoy.

FOOD & DRINK

30. American Purple Limited Edition Release
Be the first to try Elysian's new extremely limited American Purple beer, an American-Style Flanders Red aged in Chardonnay barrels with blackberry puree and a blend of yeasts, and tap into your painterly side with art supplies to customize your own growler.

PERFORMANCE

31. The Detention Lottery
In this educational and interactive theater project, you or your randomly selected fictional family member from the audience will be detained and have to stand before an immigration judge, who will determine your fate.

32. Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Night of Storytelling
As part of Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief, Stephanie Dethlefs, Heather Paul, Sam IAm, Ella Jarman-Pinto, and Elena Martinez will perform stories about miscarriage and infant loss.

READINGS & TALKS

33. David Skover: Robotica
Local authors David Skover and Ronald Collins will explore the relationship bettween "machine speech" and artificial intelligence in relation to free speech. The authors ask: "Is robotic expression 'speech' within the meaning of the First Amendment?"

34. Dr. Tilman Ruff: Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility will host Dr. Tilman Ruff for a talk titled "Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe."

35. An Evening with Grace Bonney
Join Design*Sponge founder and In the Company of Women author Grace Bonney for a reception and live taping for the first season of her new podcast, discussing various challenges faced by entrepreneurs and creatives. The event will also celebrate the release of the second issue of her new magazine, Good Company (the "Fearless Issue").

36. Jill Lightner: Scraps, Peels, and Stems
According to the organizers, every person in the United States throws out nearly 20 pounds of food each month. Join Jill Lightner, author of Scraps, Peels, and Stems, for some tips on how to make use of all that good stuff.

37. NW Literary Survival Kit
Expand your knowledge of Northwest authors with the best teachers in town: Local librarians.

38. Renee Simms: Meet Behind Mars
Welcome Renee Simms, who teaches African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound, for a reading of her first book of stories, which covers a variety of genres (realist, satirical, and "fabulist" according to novelist Dr. Asali Solomon) with African American characters.

39. Sarah Cannon: The Shame of Losing
At the age of 32, Sarah Cannon's husband Matt was badly injured by a falling tree branch. In this memoir, which she'll read from tonight, the prominent Edmonds-based essayist uses diary entries, introspective letters, and other non-linear devices to flesh out themes of pain, loss, and difficult choices.

SPORTS & RECREATION

40. Pray for Snow
Summon a snowy winter on the mountain by busting out your '80s neon ski garb, dancing to live music by Nite Wave, seeing an "epic ski film" and a retro ski fashion show, and filling up on fried confections in a Twinkie Roast. Proceeds will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

PERFORMANCE

41. American Horror Story: Drag Show
Admit it, American Horror Story has been screaming for a drag tribute ever since the ghost in the gimp suit showed up in Season One. Irene Dubois and SHE will host this post-Halloween fright fest, featuring special guest Bosco.

42. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
A cast of touring ballet dancers from Moscow will take their 26th tour across the United States to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker, which promises puppets and amazing costumes.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

43. Michael Doyle: Pantry
Explore domestic spaces and more with Michael Doyle's paintings and works on paper.
Closing Saturday

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

44. Burlycon
Meet and learn from experienced burlesque performers at this four-day educational convention. Special guests include Brandy Wilde (the first burlesque dancer of Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse Paris), Angie Pontani, and Lisa Petrucci.

45. LIFT
The action of LIFT takes place over a mere minute among riders of a London tube passing through Covent Garden, but this time stretches through the mental existence of the characters. Gregory Award-winning actor/director Richard Gray will direct.

46. Much Ado About Nothing
Continuing their "Pursuit" series, indie company Fern Shakespeare will stage Much Ado About Nothing with an all-womxn cast. Everything ends well in this comedy of hearsay, but not before gossip and malice nearly ruin some innocent lives.

FRIDAY

ART

47. Washington Wild Photography Exhibition with Stretch and Staple
Washington Wild and Snapshot Collective will collaborate on an exhibition of wildlife photography, with proceeds benefitting the preservation of local lands and waters.

48. Homelessness: the Disgrace of a Wealthy Nation
Keith Artz's installation inside the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, which has hosted a tent city and hosts a shelter, addresses one of the most urgent problems in our city.
Closing Friday

COMEDY

49. Adultarama
Two Seattle comics will make jokes about growing up.

COMMUNITY

50. Adult Swim
If you have kids, leave 'em at home and experience the Seattle Aquarium after hours. KEXP DJ Troy Nelson will spin party jams, and you can enjoy you fill of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you visit with a giant Pacific octopus, among other things.

51. Coastal Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific Northwest
Join the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for an evening dedicated to permanently protecting the coastal carnivores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

FESTIVALS

52. Wine Women & Shoes
For wine enthusiasts and shoe fetishists of Sex and the City proportions, this fundraiser raising money for foster kids in Washington will include wine and culinary tastings, auctions, shopping, a raffle, a "Best in Shoe" competition, a fashion show, and hunky "Shoe Guys."

FILM

53. Meaningful Movies: To Err Is Human
At this Meaningful Movies screening, see a documentary about "the silent epidemic" of patient harm and other flaws in the US healthcare system.

GEEK & GAMING

54. Essen Import Party
Open your game-loving mind to titles from all over the world, as showcased in Essen, Germany's SPIEL trade show.

MUSIC

55. Beyonce vs. Rihanna
Dance to the hits of two R&B/hiphop icons, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

56. Nearly Dan
Steely Dan were one of the smartest bands to consistently rack up platinum records. They got away with singing blisteringly acerbic lyrics and executing complex key changes and tricky time signatures while accruing crazy air time on commercial radio, back when that meant something. So a band dedicated to paying tribute to Steely Dan has to be sharper than your typical homage outfit. Nearly Dan’s 12 members (who’ve played with Ray Charles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, and, most importantly, Huey Lewis) are up to the task, interpreting the hits and deep cuts with a professionalism that would impress Donald Fagen and the late Walter Becker’s accountants. DAVE SEGAL

PERFORMANCE

57. Abby London is "Miss-Chievous"
Idahoan musician Abby London will bring her one-woman variety show filled with "costumes, baton, piano, guitar, vocals, and then some" to Greenwood.

58. Epicuriositease: A Sampling of Earthly Delights
Kevin Incroyable will host a night of live music, burlesque, and circus arts, paired with an optional wine tasting. Your slinky purveyors of visual pleasure will be La Petite Mort, Nina Nightshade, Sage Viniconis, Holly Dai, and Anna Clara Buoyant.

59. The Lalas
The Lalas of LA, seen in Justin Timberlake videos and at the Emmys, promise a sexy, interactive, comedic show.

60. Watch What Crappens
A podcast for Bravo junkies and skeptics will visit Seattle fans. Hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are guaranteed to go into exhaustive detail.

READINGS & TALKS

61. Blair Imani: Modern HerStory
Blair Imani will be ready to educate you with her book Modern HerStory, all about the women, people of color, queers, disabled people, and others who've been sidelined by traditional narratives of progress.

62. Coffee & Concepts
UW School of Drama hosts this series of talks by scholars and practitioners, aimed at students and the general public. The series will wrap up with drama scholar Stefka Mihaylova.

63. A Kink in the Cure
Tim Murray's multimedia show is a sex-positive story of healing through kink.

64. Reading with Ravenna Press
Join contributors of Ravenna Press, which "prides itself on bringing together the discerning reader and the stimulating book," for a reading.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

65. Mark Normand
Mark Normand can boast appearances on Comedy Central, Conan, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Inside Amy Schumer, and many other hit shows. He's also won first place at the Great American Comedy Festival. He'll share some of that Brooklynite humor.

MUSIC

66. Women in Song Series
Celebrate womxn musicians at this six-part live music series, this time with Annie Phalen Group, Five Letter Word, Del Rey, and Salt Luck.

PERFORMANCE

67. Bindlestiff Seattle
Amoy Barya, Godsilya and Chunky Chonkeez will help document the lives of 1930s Filipino farm workers with a performance of Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart.

SHOPPING

68. The Great Junk Hunt
Scavenge for vintage and repurposed goods of all kinds at this traveling market.

69. Newport Ski and Snowboard Swap 2018
Winter sports season is fast approaching, so now's a good time to swap gear you don't want for gear you do want. Here you can find over 10,000 new and used snow sport items.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

70. Fortune House: Tarot & Palm Readings by Cindy Mochizuki
As part of the Group Therapy exhibition, Vancouver psychic Cindy Mochizuki will set up a trade: If you tell her about a personal monster of yours, she'll bestow upon you a tarot reading and translate your words into a work of art.

FESTIVALS

71. Seattle International Auto Show
This isn't your typical neighborhood car display—the Seattle International Auto Show provides rodders and gearheads with four days of luxury test drives, demos, family activities, and more from tons of exhibitors. Don't miss Women's Day on Friday.

GEEK

72. Discover Science Weekend
Engage in interactive experiments with aquatic researchers.

PERFORMANCE

73. Framed
Art criticism's stakes grow unnaturally high in Y York's play about love and rivalry amongst two artists and their husbands, one of whom is a mob boss, the other a wannabe made man. A production by Snowflake Avalanche.

74. Something Unspoken and Other One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
Best-known for longer contributions to the American canon like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams also wrote some incisive one-acts. Civic Rep will pay tribute to the Southern maven.

75. Too Much Information
These nine short plays by local writers Patty Carlson, Lyn Coffin, Josephine DeLellis, Karen DeMasters, Oneda Harris, Chris Mathews, Jorj Savage, and Donna Van Norman cover everything from "grammar nazis" to "lost drivers."

SHOPPING

76. 30th Annual Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
See and shop work by over 100 local artists and artisans at this annual market.

SATURDAY

ART

77. George Jennings: Diverse Beauty
Jennings's solo exhibition celebrates racially diverse beauty in works inspired by Mucha, Parrish, and others.

78. The Universal Works Repaired Event
Universal Works debut a collaboration of repurposed garments with design company Atelier & Repairs for guests to peruse and purchase. The pieces in this trunk show widely feature the Japanese-style Sashiko repair stitch, hand painting, and second-hand trims and fabrics.

79. Yarn Revolution Indie Fiber Market
Fifteen local and regional indie dyers and makers will hawk their fiber wares. Stock up on scarves for winter and win door prizes.

COMEDY

80. Intentional Joy Noise Student Showcase
Budding comics who have spent eight weeks studying the craft of stand-up with delightful local comic Emmett Montgomery will showcase their newly refined talents.

COMMUNITY

81. Filipino Christmas Lantern Workshop
Make a star-shaped Parol (a Filipino Christmas lantern) at this holiday workshop.

82. Seattle Black Panther Party Youth Empowerment Summit
Young people continue to show up at the helm of social justice movements, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo to March for our Lives. The Youth Empowerment Summit continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's Seattle branch, where youth community organizers from around the city gather to share political education, organize around important causes, and build relationships.

83. Seattle Celebration for the Animals!
Snack on tasty vegan snacks, drinks, and desserts, bid on items in a silent auction, and join a dance party in support of the Humane League efforts "to reduce animal suffering."

84. Wreath Making Workshop
Make a festive holiday wreath using real pine cones and acorns, cool ribbon, and a fresh assortment of Evergreen trimmings.

FOOD & DRINK

85. 2 Year AnniFREEsary
To celebrate two years of business, Ounces will buy Delfino's Chicago-Style Pizza for 200 customers and release their anniversary beer brewed in collaboration with Matchless Brewing and Chainline Brewing Company, in addition to giving away more freebies and swag.

86. BBIS Release Party - Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Try Reuben's much-anticipated 2018 release of their award-winning Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout.

87. The Big Lebrewski Winter Beer Taste
Warm up with 10 tastes of winter ales and ciders from over 35 local breweries, plus pub snacks and homemade treats.

88. Eat Like Your ORIJEN Dog
This brunch hosted by the "biologically appropriate" ORIJEN dog food brand invites you to "eat like your dog" with a menu inspired by the fresh, local ingredients in their dog food, accompanied by beer, wine, and coffee. The first 50 guests will receive a "doggie bag" of party favors to take home.

89. Eleventh Anniversary Party
Turn it up to 11 with Two Beers's anniversary party, which will include a celebratory Birthday Cake IPA brewed with lactose sugar and vanilla bean, plus special beers on tap, actual cake, and gastropub grub from the Bread and Circuses food truck.

90. Populuxe Beer Can Derby
To celebrate the can release of Populuxe Brewing's IPA and CDA, test your engineering skills by crafting your own beer can car and racing it down a pinewood derby track.

91. Wink Doughnuts Pop-Up
Start off your Saturday with gluten-free, organic, and plant-based doughnuts from Wink, with an exclusive coffee and doughnut pairing from Broadcast Coffee Roasters.

GEEK

92. Harry Potter Films Trivia Night
Harry Potter fans who appreciate the movies just as much as the books can answer trivia questions based on the eight films.

MUSIC

93. From The Silver Screen
In a program directed by maestro Alan Futterman, the Bremerton Symphony will perform a triad of pieces from 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Blue Danube by J. Strauss, Zarathustra Opening by R. Strauss, Ligeti's Lux Aeterna, Bach's Passacaglia, Leopold Stokowski's Fugue in C Minor from The Godfather, and John Williams's E.T. theme.

94. Girls! Girls! Girls! with Fishlure & Mother Church
Join Fishlure & Mother Church in celebrating the great femmes of our time, from Debbie Harry to Stevie Nicks.

95. The High Council, The Jauntee
Ultimate Phish-head reggae-rock weed-centric jam band the High Council will take over Ballard for a THC-infused set with the Jauntee.

96. I Want It That Way: '90s/'00s Night with #All4Doras, DJ Pryma, DJ Lo Knows
Relive your millennial childhood with Seattle's only boy band #All4Doras as they perform hits from the '90s and '00s alongside DJ Pryme and DJ Lo Knows.

97. WAVES Presents: Biolumina
Immerse yourself in a bioluminescent space by pretending you're a glowing sea creature at this dreamy electronic dance party and installation.

READINGS & TALKS

98. CoCA and La Sala present: Literary Readings and Discussion
Artists J.A. Dela Cruz-Smith and Maiah A Merino will talk about their creative processes in a Q&A moderated by Catalina Cantu of La Sala. In addition, representatives of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project will talk about their organization.

99. Not Just for Kids: Inspiring Bold Conversations about Children's Books
Dr. Anu Taranath, a professor of children's lit at the University of Washington, will discuss the genre's value for both young and old.

100. Saturday University: South Indian Court Dance
Learn about South Indian courtly dance traditions in a lecture and demonstration with Hari Krishnan.

SHOPPING

101. HYEI Studio Launch Party
Shop apparel, sneakers, and accessories at this HYEI studio pop-up by Guillermo Bravo x SILVAE. Stay on for a dance party into the wee hours.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

102. Political Therapy Workshop with Liz Magic Laser and Valerie Bell
"Certified professional life coach" Valerie Bell will lead a "curative drama workshop" to help participants find connections between their political affiliations and feelings.

FILM

103. Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
This festival used to only show films made by Bainbridge Island filmmakers, but it's since expanded to include work from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. This year brings a 20th anniversary retrospective (on Sunday), which will revisit highlights from year's past, including Boomtown, Outsourced, The Gefilte Fish Chronicles, and Birth of a Salesman.

PERFORMANCE

104. 14/48:HS
Support talented local teens by watching 14 world-premiere plays written, directed, produced, and performed by high schoolers.

SHOPPING

105. 35th Annual Glitter Sale
Seattle's Goodwill flagship store will be filled with the absolute sparkliest clothes, shoes, and accessories for its glorious annual two-day Glitter Sale. Whether you're looking to find something flashy for a big event or you want the contents of your closet to better resemble a sea of gems, this is the place to go.

106. Latvian Christmas Bazaar
While you shop for handmade crafts and jewelry by local Latvian artists, try cakes, piragi (rolled bread), and Christmas cookies, and take in a traditional dance performance.

107. Oddmall Emporium of the Weird
Shop for goods from over 85 indie artisans to sate all your kitschy needs and desires.

SUNDAY

ART

108. Opening Reception: Kiliii Yuyan - On the Sea Ice, We Wear White
Discover the indigenous lands of the Arctic at the opening reception of this photography exhibit by Kiliii Yuyan.

COMMUNITY

109. Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration
Armistice Day turns 100 years old this year, and this celebration will mark the centennial with an opening ceremony, featuring the ringing of the historic Great Seattle Fire bell and a wreath-laying ceremony. Afterwards, there will be special events at the museum including historical presentations and viewing opportunities for their WW1 America archival exhibition, and a round-trip cruise on Lake Union to UW’s WWI Navy seaplane hangar. 

110. NW Marxism Conference 2018
This conference offers educational sessions that combat the far-right sensibilities of the current administration. Stop by "From #MeToo to Women's Liberation," "Revolutionary Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and Social Democracy," "Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It," and more.

FESTIVALS

111. Seattle Slack Key Festival
This all-day music festival is dedicated to Kanikapila-style Hawaiian music, which makes use of the open-tuned slack key guitar (as well as the steel guitar and the ukulele). A few of this year's musicians include Ledward Kaapana, George Kuo, Jeff Peterson, Kunia Galdeira, Sonny Lim, and Jeff Au Hoy.

FILM

112. Hecklevision: Starship Troopers
Rather than make fun of the '90s mystery/thriller Starship Troopers out loud, send your snarky texts straight to the big screen for the rest of the audience to see.

113. Moving History: Sticky Shed Syndrome - An Archival Screening
Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound presents the latest installment of Moving History: an archival screening called Sticky Shed Syndrome, featuring footage collected from the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, the King County Archives, the Museum of History and Industry, Scarecrow Video, and elsewhere.

FOOD & DRINK

114. Bizzarro Bizarre Bazaar and Wine Tasting
While you taste wine for free (!), peruse paintings by Chris Crites, jewelry by LM-Inspired, knitwear by Ravel and Unravel, holiday gifts by Wabi and Sabi Co., and magnets by Denise Reed.

MUSIC

115. 1111: Raygun Orchestra, Pink Void, Glacial, NV
Local noise artists like Professor Raygun will perform their experimental sounds.

116. Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles, and Fiddlemaker with Karan Casey
Folksy supergroup Childsplay is comprised of fiddlers from across the Celtic world and the U.S., featuring Irish singer Karan Casey. They'll celebrate their first show in Seattle since 1992 with their band of 14 fiddlers and nine instrumentalists, dancers, and singers.

117. Neil Young's Birthday Show with Rubies in the Dust
Rubies in the Dust will play all your Neil Young favorites.

118. Oleaje Flamenco
Oleaje Flamenco will welcome their new guitarist, Israel Heredia, and guest dancer Talia Ortega Vestal, for a special show.

PERFORMANCE

119. The BurlyCon Burlesque Benefit
Raise money for the BurlyCon burlesque conference.

120. The DA (Dumbledore's Army)
This all-ages fundraiser for the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (who provide funds for local LGBTQ+ services) will take the form of a Harry Potter drag show with kings and queens alike.

121. Stormy Daniels DREAM GIRLS at Sodo
Stormy Daniels will perform in Sodo on her Support the Troops tour, where veterans and active military personnel will get free admission.  READINGS & TALKS

122. Asia Talks: Sari Stories
Local women will share personal stories about wearing saris as part of the Peacock in the Desert exhibit.

123. Grieving the Loss of Companion Animals: A Panel Discussion
How do you cope with the loss of a beloved pet? As part of Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief, join panelists Heather Woodke (a veterinarian studying medical ethics) and Sonja Furney (who runs the dog-training company Get Your Sit Together) for a discussion. 

124. Madeline DeFrees: Subjective Geography: A Poet's Thoughts on Life and Craft
Poets Laura Jensen, Sharon Bryan, and Jennifer Maier (and editor Anne McDuffie) will celebrate the release of a new anthology, Subjective Geography: A Poet's Thoughts on Life and Craft, with a group reading.

125. Rita Wirkala
Seattle-based Argentinian writer Rita Wirkala is responsible for a wide range of novels, poetry, literary essays, and textbooks. Tonight, she'll read from her most recent English-language book of short stories, Tales for The Dreamer.


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have relieved Joel Quenneville of his coaching duties and have named Jeremy Colliton the 38th head coach in franchise history. In addition, the Blackhawks have named Barry Smith an assistant coach on Colliton’s staff. The Blackhawks have also parted ways with Assistant Coaches Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson. The rest of […]
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Evangel University has taken another step in helping prospective students determine the “best-fit school” for them, by adopting a test-optional policy. Test optional provides a path to enroll at Evangel without taking an entrance exam. More than 1,000 four-year colleges and universities have implemented test-optional policies. The University of Chicago, a respected research institution, is […]

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Socialist students in Illinois are petitioning to make college tuition "free" because they say doing so would stimulate the local economy. 

The Democratic Socialists of America chapter at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale launched a Change.org  petition titled "Make SIUC Tuition Free." The petition currently has more than 70 signatures of its 100 signature goal.

"The high of [sic] cost of tuition is directly causing lower enrollment at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale," the petition states.

"This hurts SIUC students, university employees, and the Carbondale community."

"SIUC Young Democratic Socialists of America asks the SIUC Administration to create a vision of growth including free tuition for all Illinois residents. Let's end student debt and help Carbondale prosper," the petition adds. 

SIUC student Layne Ellingsworth told KFVS-TV that making tuition free would stimulate the economy. 

“More jobs and more students means more money circulating in the local economy,” Ellingsworth said. 

The SIUC YDSA chapter held a press conference on Friday to promote their petition.

"The need for comprehensive tuition reduction is critical now as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Eastern Illinois University both announced tuition-free plans aimed at students with family incomes below $61,000. SIUC competes directly with both universities especially Eastern Illinois University for these students at admissions time," the Facebook event description for the press conference reads. 

According to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign website, the school will offer "free" tuition to some students beginning in 2019. Qualifications include the following, according to the university's website: 

  • You're an Illinois resident (parents listed on the FAFSA are also Illinois residents)

  • Your family income is $61,000 or less

  • Your family's assets are less than $50,000

  • You're admitted as a new freshman or transfer student

  • You're under the age of 24

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Eastern Illinois University are both public schools that receive taxpayer funding. Earlier this year, bond credit rating service Moody's Investors assigned Illinois a credit rating one notch above "junk" status, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

SIUC chief communications officer Rae Goldsmith told KFVS-TV that making tuition "free" would not be sustainable "unless there's an alternative source of revenue." 

"I don’t know how we could move forward with a free tuition economically," Goldsmith said.


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The Blackhawks have fired three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville.
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Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, American Idol and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall will star as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO from 19th November 2018 until the end of the show’s run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5th January 2019. Todrick will join Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, Mazz Murray as Mama […]

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A friend of mine is looking into a mid-life career change and is interested in attending a trade school and learning a skilled trade. What's the best value for money in trade programs?

We live in Chicago, if it helps for specific recommendations. He's 27 and doesn't have a college degree or significant resources to fall back on.

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“He’s been dubbed the ‘hipster terrorist’ for the glamorous social media shots of him posing in snazzy shirts and designer sunglasses, an iced latte in hand and jacket slung casually over a shoulder,” the Chicago Tribune reports. The hipster terrorist is Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab, and last week in Chicago he pleaded guilty to aiding a terrorist organization and lying to U.S. immigration officials.

Though also described as a “California man,” al-Jayab came to the United States in 2012 as a refugee from Syria, Agence France-Presse reported, and later returned there to fight with al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Islam. Al-Jayab told immigration officials he was going to Turkey to visit his grandmother. When the Islamic fighter returned to the USA he moved to Sacramento, California, took courses at American River College, and worked at a Ramada Inn.

After his arrest in early 2016, the Sacramento Bee reported, “On the surface, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab appears to be a typical young man trying to make it in America.” He was a student, worked at a hotel and judging by photos on Facebook “he evidently likes sleek, fast cars,” and “has a penchant for posing before the Golden Gate Bridge and elsewhere wearing the chic clothing you might see young hipsters wearing at any American shopping mall.” But as federal officials charged, al-Jayab has “another, darker side.”

The Bee cited al-Jayab’s public defender, Benjamin Galloway, that “there is no indication that Mr. Al-Jayab planned any acts of terror in this country.” In similar style, U.S. Attorney, Benjamin Wagner, an appointee of POTUS 44, said al-Jayab represented “a potential safety threat” but “there is no indication that he planned any acts of terrorism in this country.” This was not the first time Wagner had played down the prospects of terrorism.

In early 2015 a Bee reporter asked him, what is our first line of defense?  Wagner cited a “community resilience exercise” at Sacramento State University with 30 members of the Muslim community along with law enforcement. The Muslim community, Wagner said, wants to be seen as “part of the solution.”

By Wagner’s count, about 150 Americans had tried to join ISIS but “a lot of people who have been recruited didn’t have a long-term, religious involvement. A lot of this seems to be a teenaged fantasy.” Recruiters “have an appeal to angry, disaffected young people, and that really doesn’t have much to do with religion.” The Bee reporter then asked Wager if Californians were in danger from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

“I would say it’s not a very high threat,” Wagner responded. “What I’m more concerned about is some sort of backlash crime here – something gruesome will happen in Syria and someone will take revenge on the local community.” Wagner quoted POTUS 44 that “We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.” Religion doesn’t cause terrorism, Wagner said, and “with grisly story after grisly story, there’s been a growth in Europe of xenophobic, anti-Islamic political movements.” Someone in his community project said “negative feelings toward Muslims in the U.S. are even worse than they were after 9/11.”

In August, 2018, the FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce arrested Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, an accused ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorist who lied about his background to gain entry to the United States. Ameen had been an al-Qaeda member since 2004 and teamed with ISIS in Iraq.

In 2012, Ameen showed up in Turkey asking for asylum in the United States, claiming that his father had been killed because he had cooperated with U.S. forces.  In June, 2014, Ameen gained approval to come to the United States as a refugee but he returned to Iraq many times. At the time of his arrest Ameen was living in Sacramento, taking college classes, and working an at auto body shop.

In 2005, federal officials broke up an al-Qaeda cell in Lodi, California and charged Hamid Hayat, 22, with traveling to Pakistan for terrorist training. Hayat was born in California but attended a madrassa in Pakistan and never considered himself American. In recorded interviews, Hayat said he was “so pleased” that jihadis had cut “Jewish” Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl “into pieces,” which was a “good job.”

CAIR and the Muslim Legal Fund of America pushed for a new trial in and last January federal judge Deborah Barnes ordered an evidentiary hearing. Hayat’s defenders charged “anti-Muslim bias in American courtrooms” and contended that his 2006 attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi, a former CAIR president in Sacramento, failed to provide adequate defense. The hearing allowed friends and relatives of Hayat to testify in a live video feed from Pakistan.

In March, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Hayat’s 2006 conviction. Current U.S Attorney McGregor Scott, who served in that office at the time of Hayat’s conviction, told reporters, “Hamid Hayat remains a terrorist convicted in the open courts of this country,” and described the prosecution as “righteous” and the result “just.”

Meanwhile, “hipster terrorist” Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab will be sentenced on April 26, 2019.


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Monday November 5, one day before the election, marked the resumption of sanctions on the Islamic regime by the Trump administration. Nation of Islam boss Louis Farrakhan flew to Iran to speak out on behalf of the ruling mullahs.

As Fox News reported, Farrakhan told Mohsen Rezaei, Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council: “Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake.” The eager Farrakhan failed to flag any mistakes by the Iranian Islamic regime, the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism. And Farrakhan took care to time his visit with an important event.

Thirty-nine years ago, in 1979, the Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini invaded the U.S. embassy in Tehran, took more than 50 American diplomats and civilians hostage, and held them for 444 days. Farrakhan marked the anniversary by telling law students at the University of Tehran, that “America has never been a democracy” and then led the students in a chants of “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!”

No one in America had ever seen a performance quite like that. On the other hand, in his live Tehran show the Nation of Islam boss was not advancing any new themes.

On October 14, the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March, Farrakhan addressed a cheering audience in Detroit: “To the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me — thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet…I’m not mad at you, ‘cuz you’re so stupid.” The Nation of Islam leader also claimed “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite,” and repeated that message in a tweet.

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz denounced the speech and called out presidents Obama and Clinton, along with former DNC boss Keith Ellison, for their ties to Farrakhan. Even so, prominent Democrats running for office were not swift to denounce Farrakhan for his Jews-are-termites speech. In fact, Farrakhan thrives on special treatment from high-profile Democrats.

“Louis Farrakhan has ingratiated himself with the liberal elite in the United States,” Howard Feldman noted after the “termites” speech. “Both Obama and the Clintons have been photographed alongside him. And whereas they publicly denounce his attitude towards Jews, the fact that they continue to be seen with him is that which empowers him.”

True to form, at the funeral of Aretha Franklin, who passed away in August, Farrakhan got a place of honor, right up front with Democrats Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Erica Holder. Many speakers exploited the occasion to bash President Trump, but none of the prominent Democrats took Farrakhan to task about anything. Viewers got the impression the Democrats liked being seen with him.

Back in 2005, a smiling Illinois Senator Barack Obama duly posed with Farrakhan for a photograph that only recently emerged. That was no surprise because the senator’s 1995 Dreams from My Father portrayed the Nation of Islam in a completely favorable light.

The author’s hatemongering Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright, who prefers “God damn America” to “God bless America,” was a longtime pal of Farrakhan, and the Dreamsauthor participated in the Million Man March. In 2008, when the dreamer ran for president, Farrakhan called him the “messiah.” 

Once elected, POTUS 44 preferred to target conservatives rather than take Farrakhan or Wright to task. In similar style, for the most part, the establishment media have remained uncritical of the Nation of  Islam boss, even though his racist views were no secret.

As Stanley Crouch explained in the Village Voice in 1985, in the view of Louis Farrakhan, “the white man was a devil ‘grafted’ from black people in an evil genetic experiment by a mad, pumpkin-headed scientist named Yacub. That experiment took place 6000 years ago. Now the white man was doomed, sentenced to destruction by Allah.”  It follows that, regardless of self-image, anyone who believes that Dave Brubeck, Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Wright Brothers are the devilish result of Yacub’s failed experiment is a racist.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton was quick to target Trump supporters as racists, sexists, homophobic, islamophobic, and so forth, a veritable “basket of deplorables.” When it comes to racism, the former First Lady and Secretary of State, who would still like to be president, pretty much gives Farrakhan a free pass.

For his part, the Nation of Islam mouthpiece knows he can call Jews termites, denounce America from Tehran, and most prominent Democrats will treat him gently. In reality, his “Death to America” chant differs from the Democrats only in degree, not in kind.

Now completely dominated by the left, Democrats despise the America that actually exists, with its culture, history, traditions and borders. Their dream is the future social justice America, with no borders. In the Democrats’ vision, only their party prevails, with help from an imported electorate.

"No Trump, no wall, no USA at all,” the refrain of leftist Democrats, is no great distance from “Death to America,” as chanted by Louis Farrakhan in Tehran. Democrats have effectively empowered this loathsome racist and anti-Semite. At election time or any time, non-Democrats, journalists and civil rights leaders would be wise call them on it.


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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

There are over 12,000 American military personnel stationed in Italy. It’s a larger active-duty military presence than Afghanistan. We maintain seven bases in Italy at a cost of billions of dollars.

But as President Trump dispatched a mere 5,000 troops, the first wave of a reported 15,000, to secure the border against the migrant caravan invasion, the media threw a tantrum over the cost.

The Washington Post warned darkly that the deployment could cost as much as... $200 million. That would be more impressive if our annual defense budget weren’t hovering around $600 billion.

And those are only the parts that we know about.

To put that into perspective, President Trump has proposed that we spend 0.03% of our military budget on the core mission of the military, protecting our own borders from an invasion. It’s as if he had suggested that we spend at least 0.03% of NASA’s budget on space exploration, instead of global warming and Muslim self-esteem, or 0.03% of the Department of Education’s budget on education instead of on closely monitoring the sexual habits and Halloween costumes of college students.

Deploying soldiers abroad is far more expensive than deploying them at home. And it’s a lot cheaper to stop drug dealers, gang members and terrorists at the border than it is inside the country.

What does $200 million buy us when it comes to national defense?

$200 million is being spent on special glasses and goggles for pilots to protect their eyes from laser devices fired into cockpits. We spend around $260 million on military bands. The military ad budget is in the high hundreds of millions of dollars.

We’re spending $200 million on military aid to Ukraine. If we can spend that much money to help the Ukrainians keep the Russians away, perhaps we can spend some that money to keep gang members and drug dealers out of our own backyard. The Russians are a menace, but they won’t be chopping up our children with machetes tomorrow. The MS-13 thugs riding along in that caravan just might.

If the media really has a problem with that, let its talking heads pretend that the caravan is Russian.

Every dollar we spend on border security is a fortune we don’t have to spend on police officers, surveillance cameras, insurance, ER visits, prisons, funerals and the larger sense of insecurity.

Let’s put that $200 million into its proper perspective.

An audit this year found that the Defense Logistics Agency couldn't account for $800 million in construction projects.

The money that President Trump may end up spending to protect our border from an invasion could fit four times over into a government accounting error.

None of this is to suggest that the work the military does at home and abroad isn’t vitally important. We should be protecting our pilots; military bands serve a vital purpose and so does our presence in Italy.

But if we don’t have a country, then it doesn’t matter how good our military bands are.

If there’s no United States of America, then why bother having seven bases in Italy? Why does the political establishment expect taxpayers to spend a fortune on geopolitics, but not on the home-front?

The purpose of the United States military is not to protect Italy, it’s to protect America. We built bases and stationed forces across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America for our own needs.

If we can’t use our own soldiers to protect our own country, what is the whole thing for?

While the media is notoriously parsimonious with the military budget, Obama’s presidential center will cost taxpayers $199 million. Throw in another million and that’s the cost of keeping more gang members from reaching Chicago and boosting the summer weekend death toll from 39 to 43.

Will the youth of Chicago benefit more from another museum no one visits (the Windy City already has more museums that no one visits than any other city in the country) or staying alive not to visit them?

Obama’s Africa trip costs were estimated in the neighborhood of $100 million. His corrupt Solyndra deal cost taxpayers over $500 million. His illegal cash shipments to Iranian terrorists alone could have paid for the latest border deployment eight times over. The media would rather we send billions to the Islamic terrorists murdering American soldiers than spend a fraction of that to send soldiers to the border.

But forgot how much money we’re spending to stop the illegal caravan invasion. Let’s look at how much we’re saving.

A new Center for Immigration Studies report estimates that we're spending $4 billion a year on illegal alien births alone.

FAIR estimated that taxpayers are spending $134 billion a year on illegal aliens. That’s around $8,000 per illegal alien. The annual cost of the 7,000, mostly male, migrants would be $56 million in one year.

If the military deployment stops the caravan, then it will have paid for itself in 4 years. If we fail to stop the migrant caravan, we will lose more than double that $200 million by 2026.

And that 7,000 is just a drop in the bucket. There are 12,000 migrants in Mexico. And more are coming every day. If we can deter these invaders, we will have sent a message that will save lives and billions.

Detaining an illegal migrant invader costs between $100 to $200 a day. This is expensive, but far less than the cost of a single murder, drunk driving accident or assorted forms of illegal migrant crime.

If the illegal migrant invaders make it into this country, detaining them will cost us $700,000 a day. In a month, the average length of time an illegal alien is detained, that will balloon to $21 million.

In under a year, the cost would surpass that $200 million that the media is bellyaching about.

Of course they won’t be held that long.

Budget and capacity strains would force their release. That’s already happened again and again.

It’s how a key World Trade Center bomber ended up on the streets. It’s how countless MS-13 gang members and other criminals have flooded our cities.

That original World Trade Center bombing back in 1993 may have cost as much as $1.1 billion. (Not accounting for inflation.) If you think immigration enforcement is expensive, just wait until a skyscraper gets bombed.

Between 2011 and 2018, a quarter of a million aliens were booked into Texas jails. Think about the cost of every single one of those inmates. The cost of the 1,351 murders, 7,156 sexual assaults and 815 kidnappings they committed in just one state. Then think about the human cost of all those horrors.

We spend hundreds of billions of dollars protecting the rest of the world. The least we can do is spend $200 million, as a down payment on an $18 billion wall, to protect ourselves, our families and our future.

If the media thinks the cost of deploying the military to the border is expensive, imagine the cost of deploying it in our cities.

Many of the countries that the migrants are arriving from use the military for domestic law enforcement. They are forced to do it because their brand of organized crime is so lethal that they have no other choice. Now those same gangs and crime families are flooding across our border.

If Texas and California go the way of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, we will have no other choice.

Opponents of border security have put their partisan political interests ahead of America’s national security, its stability and its survival. Americans are being murdered every day by the gang members they have allowed into this country in order to expand their districts and build up their political power.

Is $200 billion too much?

Chicago’s police budget is approaching $1.5 billion. So is the police budget in Los Angeles. New York passed $5 billion a while back.

That $200 million border deployment? It wouldn’t buy you the cost of a month of policing in New York.

If you think immigration enforcement is expensive, try not enforcing it. Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have.


          Taking Stock: Back From A Great Art Conference In Chicago      Cache   Translate Page      
I’m just back from an excellent weekend in Chicago, where I attended the Catholic Art Guild’s Annual Conference, which this year bore the theme, “Formed In Beauty”. Although it’s only the second year that the Guild has put on this conference, word has clearly started to spread among those who care about the arts, as … Continue reading Taking Stock: Back From A Great Art Conference In Chicago
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Over the decades, smart toys have grown from a niche industry to a profitable business. According to UK-based analyst firm Juniper Research, annual sm...
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We went to our first mnsshp on the 28th. Just leaving my notes in case they help someone next year. We were in Clearwater the 25th-28th for a family get together. (We are from Chicago). We left clearwater about 11:30 on sunday, with a stop for coffee we got to the polynesian about 1pm. I had...
          HLS Podcast: Week 10 Recap of Chicago’s Football Team (and the Rest of College Football)      Cache   Translate Page      

With week 10 now in the books, the majority of the playoff picture is coming into focus. Unless you are in the Pac 12 or Big 12, in which case, things are still insane. Speaking of, anyone want to win the Pac 12 South? How about the ACC Coastal? Meanwhile, Notre Dame, even after a...

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One of my colleagues went camping with her family over the summer, and one morning she decided to take her teen daughter into a small town for a little breakfast. While they were waiting for their food, an older couple from the town said "good morning" to them as they were walking to their table.
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Illinois has been running massive budget deficits. Nobody wants to see their own lives impacted by cuts, so hence we are going to see tax increases.
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John, read Duuuude's response, or better yet, send it to the CTA goof you're chatting with.
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Skeptic: "The straps are designed to be held while facing the window."

Here's what the CTA had to say on the subject: "The straps are designed so that passengers can use them while oriented in any direction either to be used facing the windows or the aisles, facing forward or backward, at an angle, etc. depending upon the situation. So, how a rider uses the straps depends on a few factors, including how crowded the train is, how many people are already sitting, whether the area is near the door or in the middle of the car, etc."
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"John Rogers" and "Barry Moore" are both Democrat trolls to make me look bad.
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Men=patriarchy patriarchy=success, and success is not the agenda, making men, (not all men though) the enemy is. I think the REAL agenda is to interrupt the breeding patterns of North Americans. How is anybody supposed to reproduce in this kind of toxic environment?
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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner was denied another term in Illinois, defeated by Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker. Rauner was considered the midterm election's most vulnerable governor, with an uphill battle in the Democratic state despite having the ...
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Civil rights groups and election officials fielded thousands of reports of voting irregularities across the country Tuesday, with voters complaining of broken machines, long lines and untrained poll workers improperly challenging Americans' right to vote.
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(MENAFN - GetNews) Evanston, IL - Carried in over 15,000 stores worldwide, Protect-A-Bed is a well-known name throughout the bedding industry. Now, with the recent sale of the comp...
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Using fresh ingredients and real Wisconsin Cheese (not that fake stuff!), Oregano’s combines authentic Chicago pizza and other eclectic and innovative dishes,...
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          [436] IU-Chicago State Postgame Show: Romeo Puts Offensive Arsenal on Display in Debut      Cache   Translate Page      

On Tuesday night, Indiana opened the Romeo Langford Era with a 104-55 drubbing of overmatched Chicago State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. On the mics for this episode: Jerod, Andy, and a Segment 3 pop-in by Zach McCrite Note: this episode begins with a […]

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In today’s edition of Banner Morning: • Indiana hosts Chicago State tonight on BTN • Chicago State is … not good. • Archie Miller provides updates on Indiana’s injured players. • Juwan Morgan and Romeo Langford named to another watch list. • Trayce Jackson-Davis is doing something IU fans everywhere would prefer he not do. […]

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Já está disponível o primeiro álbum solo de Takeoff, rapper integrante do bem-sucedido trio Migos, ao lado de Quavo e Offset. O disco “The Last Rocket” contém 12 faixas. O novo projeto tem sua arte feita por Hebru Brantley, artista de Chicago (EUA), e conta com as músicas “Infatuation” e “Casper”. No último dia 26,

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University of Chicago's endowment returned 8% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
          Live: Updates from McHenry County election night 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
For a look at the live McHenry County election results, click here:

10:01 p.m. - Democrat Lauren Underwood wins election to U.S. House in Illinois's 14th congressional district, per the Associated Press. As of this time, Randy Hultgren was winning the McHenry County portion of the race with 51.67 percent (25,582) of the vote to Underwood's 48.33 percent (23,931) with 94 percent of precincts reporting.

“As a registered nurse and lifelong health care advocate, Lauren Underwood has a tremendous record of service to her community and a deep understanding of the challenges they face. She’ll bring that needed perspective and experience to Congress,” said House Majority PAC Executive Director Charlie Kelly. “The voters of IL-14 saw Randy Hultgren for what he was – an out-of-touch career politician – and chose to elect a new generation of leadership and a champion for hardworking families in Lauren Underwood.”

9:49 p.m. – With 100 percent of precincts reporting in the McHenry County Board’s District 6, unofficial results showed Republican incumbents holding on to their seats. Michele Aavang grabbed 32.6 percent of the vote (7,862 votes) while Larry Smith tallied 30 percent (7,422 votes). Democratic challengers Buffy Brasile and Larry Spaeth fell short with 17.9 percent and 18.7 percent of the vote respectively. 

– Ed Komenda

9:33 p.m. – It appears Joe Tirio will be the next McHenry County Clerk. As of 9:30 p.m., with 93 percent of McHenry County precincts reporting, the sitting recorder had 56.6 percent of the vote, or 39,856 votes. Democratic challenger Andrew Georgi has 43.4 percent of the vote, or 30,536 votes.

– Ed Komenda

9:31 p.m. - Democrat Sean Casten has defeated six-term Republican Rep. Peter Roskam to flip a suburban Chicago district the GOP has held for more than four decades. Democrats targeted the seat in Chicago's west and northwest suburbs in an effort to win control of the House. It was Roskam's toughest challenge since the Wheaton lawmaker was first elected to Congress in 2006. Casten, a scientist and businessman from Downers Grove, argued Roskam was too conservative for a district that supported Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump in 2016. He pointed to Roskam's record of opposing abortion and his record of voting along with Trump. Roskam insisted he's a moderate who opposed Trump when necessary. He criticized Casten as wanting to raise taxes and for name-calling and "embracing the politics of ridicule."

- Associated Press

9:02 p.m. - McHenry County voters have spoken and the referenda on the ballot have clear winners. The heavily debated McHenry Township Road District abolishment was voted down, the McHenry Rec Center was too but the McHenry District 156 referendum passed.

Also, both McHenry County Board term limits passed with more than 91 percent of the vote.

- Jon Styf

8:49 p.m. - McHenry County results certainly don’t mirror the statewide results. By 8:45 p.m., Republicans Erika Harold (attorney general) and Bruce Rauner had conceded their races despite winning McHenry County. Harold was up with 56.6 percent of the McHenry County vote while Rauner took 55.5 percent of it with 93 percent of precincts reporting.

Jesse White (secretary of state) is the only Democrat in a statewide race who will win the McHenry County vote. White took 58 percent of the vote in the county.

- Jon Styf

8:40 p.m. - Republican Erika Harold has conceded to Democrat Kwame Raoul in their battle for Illinois attorney general.

- Associated Press

8:17 p.m. – On behalf of the Democratic Governors Association, Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) issued a statement on Democrat JB Pritzker’s victory in the Illinois’ governor race:

“Congratulations to Governor-Elect JB Pritzker for his commanding victory in Illinois. JB ran a model campaign, focused on the issues that matter to Illinois voters: strengthening health care, investing in education, and fixing the budget mess that Governor Bruce Rauner left. JB also built a strong campaign infrastructure to help up-and-down the ticket.

“Illinois voters spoke loudly today by overwhelmingly supporting JB’s plans to bring much needed change to the Land of Lincoln. JB will turn the page from the last four years in Illinois, and get the state moving in the right direction again.

“JB Pritzker has served his community as a national advocate for early childhood education and started a non-profit business incubator to bring tech jobs to Illinois. Now, as governor he will continue his record of service for Illinois families, focusing on creating jobs, expanding quality health care and investing in education. This is a much-welcomed turn around for Illinois. I’m honored to have worked with JB to add Illinois back to the Democratic column.”

Rauner posted this Tweet shortly before 8:30 p.m.: "It’s been an honor to serve. Thank you, Illinois."

– Ed Komenda

8:12 p.m. – Early results show voters favor McHenry District 156’s proposed $44 million referendum. The district has received 3,792 in favor of the proposal and 2,948 votes against. McHenry County has 93 percent of its precincts reported on this question.

– Brittany Keeperman

8:09 p.m. – With nearly 16 percent reporting in McHenry County, in Illinois’ 32nd Senate District, State. Sen. Craig Wilcox, R-McHenry, is ahead of Mary Mahady, D-McHenry.

McHenry County shows Wilcox has a total of 10,811 votes with Mahady trailing with 7,778.

In Lake County with 27 percent reporting, Wilcox is leading with 6,957 votes compared to Mahady’s 5,365.

– Daniel Gaitan

8:06 p.m. – Early results have shown Illinois District 6 Congressional Candidate Sean Casten has taken a lead over opponent Peter Roskam. Current totals across DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake counties show Casten has received 40,400 votes to Roskam's 33,172 votes. Cook County has not reported.

– Brittany Keeperman

7:57 p.m. – Less than an hour after polls closed, Gov. Bruce Rauner conceded the Illinois governor election to Democrat J.B. Pritzker. With 698 of 10,114 precincts reporting, Pritzker had 64 percent of the vote to Rauner's 31 percent.

– Ed Komenda

7:48 p.m. – A possible midterm story line is a “blue wave” narrative that includes Democrats taking multiple seats on the McHenry County Board. In the March primary, District 2 Democrat Suzanne Ness turned heads when she received more votes than any of the Republicans in the race. 

At the close of the polls Tuesday, District 2 candidate Josh Howell had 98 roadside signs and 300 yard signs planted around town. What did Ness’ campaign look like? The Woodstock Democrat gave a glimpse in a day-before-the-election note to her supporters: 

“[We] put out close to 300 signs, 12,000 mailers, 2500 postcards to targeted households, and knocked on close to 8000 doors. We held a dozen meet and greets, marched in the Crystal Lake parade and by all accounts over 250 people participated in my campaign between yard signs, donations, canvassers, and attendees at fundraising events.”

– Ed Komenda

7:41 p.m. – Early reports show State Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, has taken a lead over Tom Georges, D-Mundelein, in Lake County. Lake County shows McConchie has a total of 16,079 votes with Georges trailing with 10,433 votes.

Lake County voted for McConchie with current vote totals at 24.95 percent.

McHenry and Cook counties have not posted results.

– Daniel Gaitan

7:36 p.m. – Early reports show Illinois District 6 Congressional Candidate Sean Casten has taken a slight lead over opponent Peter Roskam. Lake and Kane counties show Casten has a total of 16,180 votes with Roskam trailing behind with 14,972 votes.

Lake County voted for Roskam with current vote totals at 56.22 percent, or 5,064 votes against Casten's 3,944 votes.

In Kane County, early result totals show Casten took 54.56 percent of votes, with 12,236 votes for him and 9,908 votes for Roskam.

Lake County totals don't include early votes, votes by mail, provisional or late votes by mail, according to the website.

Not all counties in the 6th District have posted early results yet.

– Brittany Keeperman

7:08 p.m. – As part of one of the closest Congressional races in the country, Democrat Lauren Underwood made one last push in the 14th District to unseat Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, after casting her vote in her hometown of Naperville Tuesday morning.

Underwood and Hultgren have both made appearances in McHenry County the week leading up to the election. Hultgren visited a Spring Grove manufacturer on Friday with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan to rally voters while Underwood urged supporters to vote at her Woodstock office in Monday.

– Drew Zimmerman

7:06 p.m. – McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio and a large group of local Republicans will be watching election results at the Bulldog Ale House in McHenry. Before the polls closed Tuesday, Tirio spent his day visiting polling places. "At least 50," he said.

– Ed Komenda

6:45 p.m. – 110,402 people or 45.8 percent of registered voters in McHenry County have voted so far, with about 15 minutes left before the polls close, according to the county clerk's website.

– Katie Smith

6:24 p.m. – McHenry County Board District 2 candidate Josh Howell plans to hit the road when the polls close at 7 p.m. to pick up the 98 4x4 political signs his campaign planted before the election.

After the signs are packed away, he plans to visit polling places such as Main Beach and West Main Beach to get an idea how the race turned out long before McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan posts results. Polling places post their results on the outside of the building on "white receipt paper," Howell said.

– Ed Komenda

1:32 p.m. – 36 percent of registered voters in McHenry County have cast ballots. Election judges are attributing the turnout to increased campaign advertising and the overall sentiment that individual votes count. Lots of places also reported seeing more young voters than usual

– Katie Smith


          Kwame Raoul in line to win Illinois Attorney General after Erika Harold concedes      Cache   Translate Page      
CHICAGO – Republican Erika Harold has conceded to Democrat Kwame Raoul in their battle for Illinois attorney general.

Raoul had garnered about 61 percent of the vote when Harold conceded. She said she will be rooting for him to do an exceptional job as attorney general.

Raoul touted his legal and policymaking experience. He was appointed to the General Assembly in 2004 to replace U.S. Senate-bound Barack Obama.

He outspent Harold and derided her lack of experience as a prosecutor. Harold was Miss America 2003 and used scholarship winnings to attend Harvard Law School.


          JB Pritzker elected Illinois governor over GOP incumbent Bruce Rauner      Cache   Translate Page      
CHICAGO – Democrat J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who campaigned on making wealthy taxpayers pay more in income taxes as part of a plan to move Illinois past the political bitterness of the past four years, was elected governor Tuesday over Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, whose legacy will be his role in a record-long budget standoff with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.

Rauner conceded the race less than an hour after polls closed Tuesday night, sounding a clarion call of teamwork often missing from his heated tilts with Democrats in Springfield.

"Now we stand not as Republicans or Democrats, we stand as the people of Illinois," Rauner said. "Now we move forward together to come up with solutions to create a better future. I encourage all of us to put aside partisan politics, rancor and hard feelings. Now is the time to move forward."

Rauner said he had called Pritzker to concede.

Pritzker, the 53-year-old heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune who largely self-financed his campaign, will take his first elective office when he is inaugurated in January. He led Rauner in polls for months and capitalized not only on Rauner's lack of popularity but broader dissatisfaction with GOP President Donald Trump.

Rauner, a 61-year-old former private equity investor whose campaign bravado four years ago included the contention that a government shutdown might be in order to get Illinois back on track, was trying to avoid becoming only the fourth Illinois governor since 1900 to win and serve one four-year term before being ousted. Incumbents lost in 1912 and 1972, and a sitting governor was defeated in a 1976 primary.

Dan Bitner of Springfield cast his early ballot on Monday for Pritzker.

"After four years, Rauner hasn't gotten much of anything done," Bitner said. "We had a budget crisis and I think Pritzker can straighten it out."

It was a battle of wealthy titans spending their way through one of the costliest races for governor in U.S. history. In a 2010 race in California, $280 million was spent. Combined, the candidates had raised $259 million by late last week.

Pritzker raised $176 million. The $171 million he's chipped in from his own pocket is the most ever by a U.S. gubernatorial candidate. Rauner has raised $79 million and Republican state Sen. Sam McCann, the Conservative Party candidate who has billed himself as a conservative alternative to Rauner, has brought in $4.8 million.

A focal point of debate was taxes. Pritzker promises to overhaul the state's income-tax system to allow for a graduated tax rate that requires the wealthy to pay more. But he says that the specific rates would be a matter for negotiations with the Legislature.

Rauner, who promises to roll back the income tax increase that lawmakers adopted last year to fund the breakthrough budget, calls Pritzker's plan a tax increase and asserts that Pritzker plans $11 billion in new spending.

Both promise increased education spending and have proposed billions of dollars for infrastructure work.

Chris Hansen of Elburn, west of Chicago, said he voted for Rauner because he's worried Pritzker will raise taxes to fix Illinois' financial problems.

"I can't afford any more taxes," said Hansen, who is parts manager at Heritage Harley Davidson in Lisle. "I honestly believe Rauner is the one guy who wants to bring businesses and jobs to Illinois, and God knows we need it."

Scandal has chased both contenders. Rauner has been on the defensive for months over his handling of a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the state-run veterans' home in Quincy, which has led to the deaths of 14 residents, including a dozen that first summer. Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened a criminal probe into the Republican's management of the crisis .

Last month, the Cook County inspector general issued a report alleging that Pritzker and his family engaged in a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers by ripping toilets out of a Chicago mansion they were renovating to make it technically uninhabitable and save him $330,000 in property taxes. The report contends that those involved could have illegally misled authorities about the reason for removing the plumbing. Pritzker has paid the money back but denies wrongdoing.


          JB Pritzker wins Illinois Governor race over Bruce Rauner      Cache   Translate Page      
CHICAGO – Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has conceded to Democratic opponent JB Pritzker.

Rauner's concession came less than an hour after polls closed Tuesday. Early vote totals had Pritzker with about 65 percent of the vote.

Rauner shared the remaining percentage with two independent candidates. In his concession speech, Rauner said it is time to put aside partisan differences. He added it was an honor to serve as governor.


          VoteCast: Illinois voters say nation headed wrong way      Cache   Translate Page      
A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Illinois said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.

As voters cast ballots for governor and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 33 percent of Illinois voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 67 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Here's a snapshot of who voted and why in Illinois, based on preliminary results from AP VoteCast, an innovative nationwide survey of about 138,000 voters and nonvoters _ including 786 voters and 227 nonvoters in the state of Illinois _ conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.

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RACE FOR GOVERNOR

Democrat J.B. Pritzker appeared to lead Republican Bruce Rauner among voters under 45 in the race for governor. Voters ages 45 and older were divided.

Voters without a college degree appeared to prefer Pritzker. By contrast, college graduates were divided.

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TOP ISSUE: HEALTH CARE

Health care was at the forefront of voters' minds: 30 percent named it as the most important issue facing the nation in this year's midterm elections. Others considered the economy (16 percent), immigration (16 percent), gun policy (11 percent) and the environment (7 percent) to be the top issue.

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STATE OF THE ECONOMY

Views of economic conditions in the country are mixed – 45 percent of voters said the nation's economy is not good, compared with 55 percent who said it's good.

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TRUMP FACTOR

For 40 percent of Illinois voters, President Donald Trump was not a factor they considered while casting their votes. By comparison, 20 percent said a reason for their vote was to express support for Trump, and 40 percent said they voted to express opposition to Trump.

A majority of voters in Illinois had negative views of Trump: 62 percent said they disapprove of how he is handling his job as president, while 38 percent said they approve of Trump.

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AP VoteCast is a survey of the American electorate in all 50 states conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press and Fox News. The survey of 786 voters and 227 nonvoters in Illinois was conducted Oct. 29 to Nov. 6, concluding as polls close on Election Day. Interviews in English and Spanish with self-identified registered voters selected from opt-in online panels are calibrated with interviews of randomly sampled registered voters nationwide. The margin of sampling error for voters is estimated to be plus or minus 9.8 percentage points. Although there is no statistically agreed upon approach for calculating margins of error for non-probability samples, the margin of error is estimated using a calculation called the root mean squared error and other statistical adjustments. All surveys are subject to multiple sources of error, including from sampling, question wording and order, and nonresponse. Find more details about AP VoteCast's methodology at http://www.ap.org/votecast.


          AP survey: Health care, immigration high on voters' minds      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON – Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by The Associated Press.

AP VoteCast also shows a majority of voters considered President Donald Trump a factor in their votes.

Control of the Senate and the House of Representatives is at stake in the first nationwide election of Trump's presidency. Democrats are hoping to take over one or both chambers to put a check on the president. At the same time, Trump is encouraging voters to view the election as a referendum on his leadership.

The VoteCast survey debuted Tuesday, replacing the in-person exit poll as a source of detailed information about the American electorate. In all, the survey included interviews with more than 113,000 voters nationwide.

Some early takeaways from VoteCast:

TOP ISSUES: HEALTH CARE AND IMMIGRATION

Health care was at the forefront of voters' minds: 26 percent named it as the most important issue facing the country in this year's midterm elections, followed by immigration (23 percent). Smaller shares considered the economy (19 percent), gun policy (8 percent) and the environment (7 percent) to be the top issue.

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IS IT ALL ABOUT TRUMP?

Nearly two-thirds of voters said Trump was a reason for their vote, while about a third said he was not.

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THE ECONOMY

Voters have a positive view of the state of the national economy — 65 percent said the condition of the economy is excellent or good, compared with 34 percent who said it's not good or poor.

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WRONG DIRECTION

A majority of voters overall said the country is headed in the wrong direction. About 6 in 10 voters said it is headed in the wrong direction, while around 4 in 10 said it's on the right track.

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AP VoteCast is a survey of the American electorate conducted in all 50 states by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press and Fox News. The survey of 113,677 voters and 21,599 nonvoters was conducted Oct. 29 to Nov. 6, concluding as polls close on Election Day. It combines interviews in English and Spanish with a random sample of registered voters drawn from state voter files; with self-identified registered voters conducted using NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population; and with self-identified registered voters selected from nonprobability online panels. Participants selected from state voter files were contacted by phone and mail, and had the opportunity to take the survey by phone or online. The margin of sampling error for voters is estimated to be plus or minus 0.5 percentage points. All surveys are subject to multiple sources of error, including sampling, question wording and order, and nonresponse. Find more details about AP VoteCast's methodology at http://www.ap.org/votecast.


          Kwame Raoul Defeats Erika Harold For Illinois Attorney General      Cache   Translate Page      
Chicago (CBS) — Kwame Raoul has defeated Erika Harold For Illinois Attorney General. Raoul, a Democrat, and Harold, a Republican, were vying to replace Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who announced last year that she would not be seeking a fifth term in office. #KwameRaoul headquarters. Happy supporters. The Democratic Candidate and son of Haitian […]
          Lauren Underwood Beats Randy Hultgren In 14th District Congressional Race      Cache   Translate Page      
CHICAGO (CBS) –In Illinois’ reliably-Republican 14thCongressional District, 32-year-old black Democratic nurse Lauren Underwood of Naperville has unseated GOP incumbent Rep. Randy Hultgren of Plano. Underwood will become the first woman and first minority to represent the rural and suburban area north and west of Chicago. With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Underwood led Hultgren 51.6 […]
          Democrat Sean Casten Defeats Republican Peter Roskam In 6th Congressional District      Cache   Translate Page      
Democratic challenger for 6th Congressional District Sean Casten has defeated Republican incumbent Peter Roskam.
          (Chicago) Browning Low Wall .357 Mag - $ 1,000      Cache   Translate Page      
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          A Raisin in the Sun (1961) 2 x DVD and Blu-Ray Criterion Collection      Cache   Translate Page      
The first filmed adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's landmark Broadway play, Daniel Petrie's A Raisin in the Sun (1961) still rings true for all the right and wrong reasons. It stars Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Claudia McNeil as three divided members of a Chicago family who'd love nothing more than to escape their cramped apartment...but […] ↓ Download movie...
          Education Week: Case Study: When Personalized Learning Requires a More Human Touch      Cache   Translate Page      
A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills.
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          Sexual Abuse and Neglect Allegations Swarm Chicago Hospital      Cache   Translate Page      
Uptown Chicago Psychiatric Hospital “Called Out” After Reports of Sexual Abuse and Neglect Involving Child Patients Although not surprised, the entire legal team at Levin & Perconti has been cringing over the recent ProPublica Illinois investigation into Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, a private psychiatric facility located in the northside of the city. The initial ProPublica findings […]
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          The House Where Jimmy Lives      Cache   Translate Page      

Laurel in Nashville, Ohio called in to tell of a weird experience she had:

“This happened when my son was just starting junior high school and making friends and doing sleepovers. I lived in a kind of rural place where you’d have to drive your children there. And a friend asked him to spend the night and I said, 'Sure.' I drove him to this house - beautiful eight room house surrounded by 20 acres. The mother took me on a tour of the house. She was so proud of it. They had just moved in. He slept the night and that was it.

A few weeks later, he said, 'Mom, can I spend the night again at Jimmy’s house?' I said, 'Sure.' He said, 'They don’t live there anymore.' I said, 'What do you mean they don’t live there anymore?' He said, 'I don’t know, they moved.' So I took him to this new house which I was kind of familiar with. It was in my area. The mom wasn’t there, so I couldn’t talk to her. The dad waved. I drove off. That was it.

A few weeks later my son asked me if he could visit an amusement park – the big amusement park in Ohio with the family because they had to get up early and go. Well, to my surprise, the next morning, my son was walking up the lane to our farm and I’m like, 'Why aren’t you at the amusement park?' And he said, 'They had to move, somebody tried to strangle Jimmy in his sleep,' and I looked at my son. He had this red ligature mark around his neck like somebody took a magic marker. And I said, 'What happened?' And he didn’t even know it was there. (George Noory asks if an entity tried to strangle him in his sleep) And his little buddy, you know. I mean it was just crazy. No more sleeping over at Jimmy’s house, right.

A few years later, my two sons and I were sitting at our local Dairy Queen and he goes, 'That’s the house where Jimmy lives.' He sees him in the backyard and he makes jokes to me, 'You wanna go spend the night?' He goes, I’m gonna go talk to him. So he goes and talks to him and he came back and literally two weeks later, I was driving down that road and that house was gone. It was gone! There was no rubble. There was no sign of his big beautiful house as if it was never there.”

Source: Coast to Coast - October 31, 2018

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          'Little Bighorn' Time Slip      Cache   Translate Page      

Dennis in Monterey, California called to tell of a weird experience he had:
“Are you familiar with the Custer Battlefield in Montana? (Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument). Just to put things in perspective, I’m 65 years old now. This took place in the early 90s and I used to, I don’t do it so much anymore, I used to have a Dodge van and on vacation time I would always throw a futon in the back of it, a sleeping bag, my Coleman camping stuff and I’d hit the road for two or three weeks and go visit places. One trip I went back east, I’m from back east. I’m from Ohio. And I’ve in Monterey now for the last 40 years. And I visit civil war battlefields - Antietam, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry and on one trip I went up to see Custer's Mountain up there in Montana, and where it is, it’s up there in the prairies and it’s surrounded by a lot of mountains. It is small. It’s on... the intersection of State 90 and US Route 212 which goes east and west. It’s a little east of Billings, Montana. And 212 starts at 90 and runs right behind Custer's Hill and goes to Spearfish, Sturgis, Deadwood, you know, that part of the country.

Anyway, so I’m on the road for 4 or 5 days already on this trip and I’m tired and I need to take a shower or jump in a river, some place. I get to the park at 8:00 o’clock at night. It’s already closed so I’m not going to go in and see the monument that night. I was also really hungry. Now down where this was at is this little general store that has a cafe in it. So I pulled in the parking lot right there and they were getting ready to close. It was this guy and his wife and the guy was a retired park ranger who used take out tours of the monument and he knew it really well. And his wife was Native American and she lived there with her whole family for generations. And you know after the battle the Native Americans just didn’t go away. They all still live around there and the following generations.

Anyway, so they make me something to eat. And I asked them if they happened to have a beer I could drink and they said no they said go up the road a couple miles to this little town called Crow Agency, buy a 12-pack, bring it back and we’ll help you drink it. So I did that. I went up there and got a 12-pack and I brought it back and for the next couple hours they told me the true story of Custer's battle and it was really riveting. Parts of the story you never heard of. It wasn’t like Errol Flynn dying on the hill like in the movies, it was a long, drawn out battle, it was multi-faceted. There were other parts of the battle. Other sections of the battle. Anyway, they were getting ready to close up. They had to go home. I asked them if I could camp out in their parking lot. They said no, I couldn't do that but there is a little access road off of route 212 about a mile down the road and it’s a dirt road and due to maintenance of the park and you can pull into that spot and nobody will bother you. I said, 'That’s great.'

I went down the road. I found the spot, backed into it and turned off the van. It was dark, starry and it was quiet and it was just out here in the prairies. It wasn’t eerie at all. It was just neat, right, and it was dark and it was starry. So I rolled back into my sleeping bag and I went to sleep and I was out like a light. So it must have been a couple hours later, I’m sleeping, I guess I'm sleeping. Maybe I’m dreaming. I’m hearing this noise; back of my mind – small, ethereal. I'm hearing men shouting. I'm hearing horses. I'm hearing gunshots. I’m laying there thinking I gotta be dreaming this. You know how you’re in REM sleep, you can’t move, right? And it comes and it's going and it’s fading and its coming back. And its getting louder. Now I’m waking up and I’m hearing this. You know how you wake up to a bad dream and you go, 'Oh my god, that was a bad dream' and it goes away? This didn’t go away! It's getting louder. I’m hearing this. I’m looking at my hands. I’m awake. I’m hearing this. What is this?

I throw open the side doors of the van. I jump out and there’s nothing. There’s nothing. It’s dark. It’s starry and a little cool and it’s still going on... horses and gunshots and men. I’m hearing this. Then it just started fading away. And then it was gone. The whole episode probably lasted three minutes. The whole rest of the night, I crawled back in the van. I sat there wrapped in my sleeping bag completely spooked. The next day I went and visited the park and then I left but that night it was weird.”

Source: Coast to Coast – October 31, 2018

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With The Sealed Book, each epsisode opened with the sound of the great gong, followed by Philip Clarke's observation that the Keeper of The Book had once again opened the door to the secret vault, within which was contained the 'great sealed book' recording 'all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through the ages.' At the end of all but the last episode, Clarke would tell listeners to tune in the following week when "the sound of the great gong heralds another strange and exciting tale from... the sealed book." Keep in mind that even though the 26 scripts of The Sealed Book were derived from The Mysterious Traveler, it's instructive to note that each production used a different cast than that of it's associated production from The Mysterious Traveler. And indeed, some of the production values were a cut above in The Sealed Book, as contrasted with their similar productions from The Mysterious Traveler. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: August 5, 1945. Program #21. Mutual network origination, Michelson syndication. "Murder Must Be Paid For". Commercials added locally. A man kills his wife, but she returns to haunt him, in another form! This program has also been dated Aoctober 7, 1945 on WGN, Chicago. Robert A. Arthur (writer), David Kogan (writer), Phillip Clarke (host), Jock MacGregor (producer, director). 30:12. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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The World's Great Novels was a radio series, directed by Homer Heck, which presented adaptations of classic novels. Broadcast on WMAQ, Chicago, and NBC from 1944 to 1948, it was initially heard Saturdays at 7pm during the first 1944-45 season and then moved to Fridays at 11:30pm. Music for the series was composed by Emil Soderstrom and conducted by Bernard Berquist. The Chicago-based programs were a production of The NBC University of the Air. Through agreements with the University of Louisville, the University of Tulsa and Washington State College, listeners could receive college credit through accredited, radio-assisted literature correspondence courses. THIS EPISODE December 27, 1950. NBC network. "The Gambler". Sustaining. A portrait of the Russian fascination with Lady Luck. Andrew C. Love (director), Dan O'Herlihy, Don Stanley (announcer), Ernest Kinoy (writer), Fyodor Dostoyevsky (author), Georgia Ellis, Nestor Paiva, Noreen Gammill, Ramsay Hill, Scott Forbes, Wade Arnold (producer). 29:53.

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What do they mean?

The rainbow flag has become the easily-recognized colours of pride for the gay community. The multicultural symbolism of the rainbow is nothing new -- Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition also embraces the rainbow as a symbol of that political movement. The rainbow also plays a part in many myths and stories related to gender and sexuality issues in Greek, Native American, African, and other cultures.

Use of the rainbow flag by the gay community began in 1978 when it first appeared in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. Borrowing symbolism from the hippie movement and black civil rights groups, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag in response to a need for a symbol that could be used year after year. Baker and thirty volunteers hand-stitched and hand-dyed two huge prototype flags for the parade. The flags had eight stripes, each colour representing a component of the community: hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit.

The next year Baker approached The San Francisco Paramount Flag Company to mass produce rainbow flags for the 1979 parade. Due to production constraints -- such as the fact that hot pink was not a commercially available color -- pink and turquoise were removed from the design, and royal blue replaced indigo. This six-color version spread from San Francisco to other cities, and soon became the widely known symbol of gay pride and diversity it is today. It is even officially recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers. In 1994, a huge 30 foot wide by one mile long rainbow flag was carried by 10,000 people in New York's Stonewall 25 Parade. 

The rainbow flag has inspired a wide variety of related symbols, such as freedom rings and other accessories. There are plenty of variations of the flag, including versions with a blue field of stars reminiscent of the American Stars and Stripes and versions with superimposed lambdas, pink triangles, or other symbols.

The Bisexual Pride Flag. The pink color represents sexual attraction to the same sex only (gay and lesbian), the blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only (straight) and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes (bi). The key to understanding the symbolism in the Bi Pride Flag is to know that the purple pixels of color blend unnoticeable into both the pink and blue, just as in the 'real world' where most bi people blend unnoticeable into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.

The pink triangle is easily one of the more popular and widely recognized symbols for the gay community. The pink triangle is rooted in World War II times, and reminds us of the tragedies of that era. Although homosexuals were only one of the many groups targeted for extermination by the Nazi regime, it is unfortunately the group that history often excludes. The pink triangle challenges that notion, and defies anyone to deny history.

The history of the pink triangle begins before WWII, during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Paragraph 175, a clause in German law prohibiting homosexual relations, was revised by Hitler in 1935 to include kissing, embracing, and gay fantasies as well as sexual acts. Convicted offenders -- an estimated 25,000 just from 1937 to 1939 -- were sent to prison and then later to concentration camps. Their sentence was to be sterilized, and this was most often accomplished by castration. In 1942 Hitler's punishment for homosexuality was extended to death.

Each prisoner in the concentration camps wore a colored inverted triangle to designate their reason for incarceration, and hence the designation also served to form a sort of social hierarchy among the prisoners. A green triangle marked its wearer as a regular criminal; a red triangle denoted a political prisoner. Two yellow triangles overlapping to form a Star of David designated a Jewish prisoner. The pink triangle was for homosexuals. A yellow Star of David under a superimposed pink triangle marked the lowest of all prisoners -- a gay Jew.

Stories of the camps depict homosexual prisoners being given the worst tasks and labors. Pink triangle prisoners were also a proportionally large focus of attacks from the guards and even other inmates. Although the total number of the homosexual prisoners is not known, official Nazi estimates were an underwhelming 10,000.

Although homosexual prisoners reportedly were not shipped en masse to the death camps at Auschwitz, a great number of gay men were among the non Jews who were killed there. Estimates of the number of gay men killed during the Nazi regime range from 50,000 to twice that figure. When the war was finally over, countless many homosexuals remained prisoners in the camps, because Paragraph 175 remained law in West Germany until its repeal in 1969. 

In the 1970s, gay liberation groups resurrected the pink triangle as a popular symbol for the gay rights movement. Not only is the symbol easily recognized, but it draws attention to oppression and persecution -- then and now. In the 1980s, ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) began using the pink triangle for their cause. They inverted the symbol, making it point up, to signify an active fight back rather than a passive resignation to fate. Today, for many the pink triangle represents pride, solidarity, and a promise to never allow another Holocaust to happen again.

Like the pink triangle, the black triangle is also rooted in Nazi Germany. Although lesbians were not included in the Paragraph 175 prohibition of homosexuality, there is evidence to indicate that the black triangle was used to designate prisoners with anti social behavior. Considering that the Nazi idea of womanhood focused on children, kitchen, and church, black triangle prisoners may have included lesbians, prostitutes, women who refused to bear children, and women with other "anti-social" traits. As the pink triangle is historically a male symbol, the black triangle has similarly been reclaimed by lesbians and feminists as a symbol of pride and solidarity.

The Leather Pride Flag is a symbol for the leather community, which encompasses those who are into leather, Levi's, sado-masochism, bondage and domination, uniform, cowboys, rubber, and other fetishes. The flag was created by artist Tony DeBlase and first displayed on May 28, 1989, at the Mr. Leather contest in Chicago. Although the flag is often common in the gay community, it is not a "gay-only" symbol.

Reportedly, gay leather aficionados might also modify a rainbow flag to have a black stripe instead of a violet one. (However, this version might be confused with the "Victory Over AIDS" version of the rainbow flag, as they are identical.)

The Bear Pride Flag is a symbol used by some "bears," gay men marked by an abundance of hair on their face, chest, and body. Bears also tend to be older, and perhaps larger or chubby. There does not seem to be one single symbol that represents bears in general. Rather, there are many symbols that have been adopted by local clubs, bars, and other bear groups.

The colors of the flag represent the various types of bears in the culture.

The Transgender Pride flag was created by Monica Helms in 1999 and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix AZ, US in 2000.

The flag represents the transgendered community and consists of five horizontal stripes: two light blue, two pink, and one white in the center.

Ms. Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows:

"The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys.The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives."

The AIDS Awareness Ribbon, or red ribbon, is commonly seen adorning jacket lapels and other articles of clothing as a symbol of solidarity and a commitment to the fight against AIDS.

The Ribbon Project was conceived in 1991 by Visual AIDS, a New York based charity group of art professionals that aims to recognize and honor friends and colleagues who have died or are dying of AIDS. Visual AIDS encourages arts organizations, museums, commercial galleries, and AIDS support groups to commemorate those lost to AIDS, to create greater awareness of AIDS/HIV transmission, to publicize the needs of Persons With AIDS, and to call for greater funding of services and research. Inspired by the yellow ribbons honoring American soldiers of the Persian Gulf War, the color red was chosen for its "connection to blood and the idea of of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine," as stated by Frank Moore of Visual AIDS.

Worn by host Jeremy Irons, the ribbon made its public debut at the 1991 Tony Awards, and soon became a popular and politically correct fashion statement for celebrities and other awards ceremonies. Because of this popularity, some activists worry that the ribbon has become simple lip service to AIDS causes; in one particular incident the First Lady Barbara Bush wore a red ribbon while sitting in the audience with her husband, but when she stood at the President's side during his speech, her ribbon was conspicuously missing.

However, the Ribbon Project remains a powerful force in spreading awareness of AIDS and stressing the need for further action and research of the disease. The sincerest hope for the Ribbon Project is that it will one day no longer be needed.

Inspired by the red ribbon, the pink ribbon became the symbol for breast cancer awareness. Although, like AIDS, breast cancer is certainly not an issue limited to the gay community, the statistics of breast cancer are historically higher in women who do not bear children. Consequently, for some lesbians breast cancer awareness and prevention is a particularly important issue.

Gender Symbols are common astrological signs handed down from ancient Roman times. The pointed Mars symbol represents the male and the Venus symbol with the cross represents the female. Double interlocking male symbols have been used by gay men since the 1970s. Double interlocking female symbols have often been used to denote lesbianism, but some feminists have instead used the double female symbols to represent the sisterhood of women. These same feminists would use three interlocking female symbols to denote lesbianism. Also, some lesbian feminists of the 1970's used three interlocking female symbols to represent their rejection of male standards of monogamy.

Also in the 1970s, gay liberation movements used the male and female symbols superimposed to represent the common goals of lesbians and gay men. These days, the superimposed symbols might also denote a heterosexual aware of the differences and diversity between men and women. A transgendered person might superimpose the male and female symbols in such a way that the arrow and cross join on the same single ring.

The astrological sign of Mercury is traditionally the symbol of transgendered peoples. In Greek mythology, Hermes (the Greek version of the Roman god Mercury) and Aphrodite (the goddess of love) had a child named Hermaphroditus. That child possessed both male and female sexual organs, hence the term hermaphrodite. Also, rituals associated with the worship of Aphrodite are believed to have been highly sexual, involving castration, transvestism, and homosexual relations.

In the symbol itself, the crescent moon at the top is supposed to represent the masculine, and the cross at the bottom represents the feminine. The ring represents the individual, with the male and the female balanced at either side.

The lambda symbol seems to be one of the most controversial of symbols in regards to its meaning. There are several differing opinions as to why the lambda was chosen as a gay symbol and what it really means. However, most sources agree on a few things:

The lambda was first chosen as a gay symbol when it was adopted in 1970 by the New York Gay Activists Alliance. It became the symbol of their growing movement of gay liberation. In 1974, the lambda was subsequently adopted by the International Gay Rights Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland. As their symbol for lesbian and gay rights, the lambda became internationally popular.

But where history ends, speculation begins. No one seems to have a definitive answer why the lambda was originally chosen as a gay symbol. Some suggest that it is simply the Greek lower case letter l for liberation. Others disagree, citing the use of lambda in physics to denote energy (the energy we have when we work in concert) or wavelength (are gays and lesbians on a different wavelength?). Lambda may also denote the synergy of the gay movement, the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The lambda also may represent scales and balance, and the constant force that keeps opposing sides from overcoming each other -- the hook at the bottom of the right leg signifies the action needed to reach and maintain balance. The ancient Greek Spartans regarded the lambda to mean unity, while the Romans considered it "the light of knowledge shed into the darkness of ignorance." Reportedly, Ancient Greeks may have also placed the lambda on shields of gay men and their lovers who were among the fighting elite of the Greek Army.

Whatever the exact meaning and origin, the lambda originally embodied a fairly militant connotation. Today, the symbol generally denotes lesbian's and gay men's concerns together. Although the lambda was never intended to be linked to any specific gender or orientation such as other symbols may be, historically this is not so: In the early 1970's the Los Angeles gay community created a flag with a lavender lambda on a simple white background. They hoped the flag would catch on to other cities, but their hopes were not realized because some saw the lambda as a male symbol only.

The labrys is a double-sided hatchet or axe commonly used in ancient European, African, and Asian matriarchal societies as both a weapon and a harvesting tool. Greek artwork depicts the amazon armies of Europe wielding labrys weapons. Amazons ruled with a dual-queen system in which one queen was in charge of the army and battle, and the other queen stayed behind to administer the conquered cities. Amazons were known to be ferocious and merciless in battle, but once victorious they ruled with justice. Today, the labrys is a lesbian and feminist symbol of strength and self-sufficiency.

In addition, the labrys also played a part in ancient mythology. Demeter, the goddess of the earth, used a labrys as her sceptor. Rites associated with the worship of the Demeter, as well as Hecate (the goddess of the underworld), are believed to have involved lesbian sex.

What does  LGBTQI mean?

L = Lesbian
G = Gay
B = Bisexual
T = Transgender
Q = Queer
I = Intersex

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          Kanye West Donates To Democratic Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia Weeks After Trump Meeting      Cache   Translate Page      

Rapper Kanye West hugs U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval office of the White House on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Only a few weeks after sharing a hug with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, rapper Kanye West cemented his political change of heart with a donation of $126,460 to Chicago Democratic mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, according to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago native’s latest donation comes on top of his previous $73,540 donation to Enyia, which the rapper made earlier in October.

Enyia publicly thanked West at a recent rally in the city, saying, “I also have to give a shoutout and kudos to Ye, who is from the South Side and is invested and committed to giving back to our city.”

Chicago’s mayoral elections will be held on February 26, 2019.

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Former Jet and Ebony Editor Dr. Margena Christian has penned a thorough account of the life of businessman and Chicagoan John H. Johnson, the media mogul who built Johnson Publishing Company into a multi-million dollar publishing business. She shares with the Defender insights from the book, which was released on November 6.   Chicago Defender: […]
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          Game Day Rewind: Drive-by-drive recap      Cache   Translate Page      

FOXBORO — The Patriots and Packers battled in a matchup that featured top QBs Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The Pats (7-2) needed a win to keep pace with the AFC-leading Chiefs, who routed the Browns earlier Sunday and moved to 8-1.

This was also an enormous test for a New England defense that dominated a college-level offense in Buffalo a week ago. The Pats defense appeared to be trending in the right direction, but this matchup gave us a gauge of where they truly stand.

For much of the night, we updated this blog with drive-by-drive information. While you're digesting all of the great Herald reporting and analysis, you can come back here and relive the action, down for down.

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11:32 p.m. - After three kneels in the final 2 minutes, the Patriots closed out the 31-17 win over the visiting Green Bay Packers.

11:30 p.m. - The Pats start 1st and 10 at their own 48. Patterson with the carry for four yards. 2nd and 6 for the Pats from the Pack 48 after a timeout by the Packers. On that second down, the Pats complete a pass to Gordon for 15 yards. The Pack were caught with 12 men, but declined after the first down. Packers again burn a timeout here. The Pats then run a pair of plays, one right, one left. Edelman with an 11-yard rush to make it to the 2-minute warning. To reset, the Pats have a 1st and 10 on the Pack 21, with 2 minutes to play. 

11:22 p.m. - After a Gostkowski touchback, it was 1st and 10 for the Packers at the 25. A 7-yard completion started things off, but Jones' next carry went for nothing, bringing up a 3rd and 4 from the 31. Patriots flagged for too many men on the field, so the result is a first down for the Packers. Incomplete pass for Rodgers, 2nd and 10 for the Packers from their own 36. Rodgers finds no one open and scampers out of bounds for a two-yard gain. 3rd and 8 from the 38 for the Packers. Quick slant to Adams over the middle. Just enough for a first down at the 46. 1st and 10 at the 46, Packers pass incomplete to St. Brown. 2nd and 10 from the 46. Rodgers again has to scamper, picks up 6. 3rd and 4 from the Pats 48. Rodgers buys time with mobility in the backfield, but incomplete anyway. 4th and 4 from the Pats 48, and the Pack will go for it. Incomplete. Rodgers overthrew his man. Pats take over on downs at their 48. Patriots 31, Packers 17.

11:10 p.m. - Edelman with a 17-yard rush to open the drive for the Pats. Now 1st and 10 at the Pats 45, Brady out of the gun, White carried right for no gain. 2nd and 10, and Brady quickly finds Josh Gordon for 55 yards and a TD, his first passing TD of the game. Gostkowski's extra point was good. Patriots 31, Packers 17.

11:06 p.m. - Gostkowski's kickoff after the Pats' TD was a touchback. After a three-yard gain on first down, Rodgers threw incomplete on second down. On 3rd and 7 from the 28, Rodgers out of the gun, Rodgers was crushed. First sack of the game for the Pats. Nine yard sack, Flowers, Claborne. Scott to punt for the Pack, Edelman deep. Edelman corrals the ball at his own 27. Turnover, timeout.

11:00 p.m. - On 1st and 10 at the Pats 24, Patterson rushed for one yard right. On 2nd and 9 from thr 25, White ran up the middle into the teeth of a sharper-than-the-first-half Packers defense for two yards. Now 3rd and 7 from the 27, the Pats found Dorsett down the right side for a first down to the Pats 44. 1st and 10 at the Pats 44 for the Patriots. Brady slings to right side, James White, who skittered forward to the 49. No huddle Brady, finds Edelman over the middle for a first down. Pats 1st and 10 at the Pack 43. Complete pass to White left side, gain of four yards. Pats 2nd and 6 from the Pack 39. Then some trickeration. Brady oass to Edelman, who then passed to White on the other side for a long gain up the sideline. 1st and goal from the Packers 2. White rush for one. 2nd and goal for the Pats at the 1. Stopped at the line of scrimmage, but on the next play, White for one yard and a TD, the Patriots third rush TD of the game. Patriots 24, Packers 17

10:54 p.m. - To reset, the Packers have 1st and 10 at the Pats 34 after two long completions to Valdes-Scantling. Rodgers, from the gun, handed the ball to Aaron Jones, who sliced his way over the left side to the Pats 26-ish before coughing up the ball. Patriots recovered the first turnover of the game. Fumble, recovered.

10:50 p.m. - Packers lined up for 1st and 10 from their own 7 officially, and not seeing what he liked, Rodgers called timeout with 2:34 left in the third quarter. On that 1st down play, Rodgers completed a pass to the left to Lewis. Packers 2nd and 5 from the 12. Williams gained 4, bringing up 3rd and 1 from the 16. Rodgers, from the gun, rolled out to his right, and found Scantling on the right sideline. Packers 1st and 10 at their own 40. Rodgers under center, found Valdes-Scantling again for a big gain, this time 26 more yards. 1st and 10 Green Bay at the Pats 34. End of the 3rd quarter. Patriots 17, Packers 17.

10:45 p.m. - Patriots 1st and 10 at the 38 officially. Brady, from the gun, grounded the ball on a blitz near Edelman, so no penalty. Brings up 2nd and 10 from the 38. But on the play, the fourth Packer to suffer an injury, Blake Martinez this time, after appearing to roll his ankle. On that 2nd and 10 play, Brady tried Edelman again, this time a more conventional incomplete pass, brought up 3rd and 10. Brady, from the gun, got run over and sacked back at the 27. That brought up 4th and forever from the 27. Allen punted to Williams deep, but the Packers roughed the kicker on the punt. Badly. Personal foul, 15 yards and a first down for the Patriots. Now 1st and 10 Pats at the Pats 42. Patterson caught a ball up the right side for seven yards. Brady terrible throw on third and three and the Pats again lined up to punt. Allen from his own 37 drove the ball to the Packers 6, where it was downed by the Pats.

10:35 p.m. - 1st and 10 Packers from their own 2-foot line. Jones ran for three yards to the 4, bringing up 2nd and 7. Rodgers from the gun, quick out to the left to Cobb, but now third down and 7 from the 4 for the Packers. Rodgers from the gun, threw deep right, and well overthrew Cobb. 4th down and Scott to punt from the back of the end zone. Edelman receives the punt and falls down at the 50. Flag on the play penalizes the Pats, 15 yards to the Pats 35.

10:30 p.m. - Crosby kicked to Patterson on the kickoff. The Pats' WR let the ball go over his head for a touchback. The Pats started 1st and 10 on their own 25. Brady, under center, handed to Patterson, who pinballed forward for four yards. 2nd and 6 from the 29, and White is back in for the Oats for the first time since being knocked out in the second quarter. Brady pass over the middle to Gordon for 17 yards for a first down. The Pats then are 1st and 10 at the Pats 46. Brady from the gun, swung it out to Edelman to the left. he fell forward for three yards. Pats 2nd and 7 from the 49, Brady found Gordon over the middle for a first down down to the Pack 37. Brady then a quick pass left to Edelman for seven yards. 2nd and 3 from the Packers 30. Brady completes then to Dwayne Allen for a first down. 1st and goal from the Pack 9. Incomplete on 1st and goal to Gordon at the right pylon. 2nd and goal from the Pack 9 for the Pats. Brady, out of the gun, tried over the middle to Edelman and was incomplete. Third and goal from the 9, and Brady, from the gun, and threw to the end zone to what appeared to be no one. The reason? Hogan was mugged in the end zone. First and goal from the Packers 1 after the 8-yard penalty. Brady, under center, hands to James White, who went nowhere. Pats 2nd and goal from the Pack 1. Brady, under center, handed to Patterson this time. Patterson, TD. His second of the game. The call of touchdown was reviewed, as all scoring plays can be/are. And the call was overturned. Now 3rd and goal from inside the Green Bay 1. Brady from under center, rolled right and the pass fell incomplete, bringing up 4th and goal from two feet. After lining up in the shotgun, Brady called timeout. He lined up in the shotgun anyway out of the timeout,  and his pass to Gordon was incomplete. Turnover on downs, with the teams tied 17-17.

10:14 p.m. - Jones scampered for 4 yards on 1st and 10 to start the second half for the Packers. On 2nd and 6, Rodgers completed a pass to Adams for 15 yards. But wait. Belichick decided to challenge the ruling on the field of a completed catch. The replays here seem to make the crowd think "no catch." The officials agree. No catch. Packers 3rd and 6 from the 28. Rodgers out of the gun, finds Valdes-Scantling for 51 yards over the middle to the Pats 21. 1st and 10 from the Pats 21 for the Pack, the run op the middle by Jones goes for nine. 2nd and 1 at the Pats 12 for the Packers. Out of the gun, Rodgers gives to Jones for a first down. Packers 1st and goal from the Pats 5. Rodgers under center, toss to Jones left, he is stopped on the three. But also, holding on the Packers. Still first and goal, but now the ball is at the Pats' 15. On 1st and goal from the 15, Rodgers out of the gun, escapes pressure, doesn;t see Cobb open, throws it away. 2nd and goal from the Pats 15 for the Packers, Rodgers out of the gun, finds Jimmy Graham crossing in the back of the end zone for a TD. Graham, the versatile tight end, with the grab. Crosby kick is good, and we are tied, 17-17.

9:50 p.m. - Patriots 1st and 10 from the 22, and the Pats take a knee to end the half. At the half, Patriots lead, 17-10.

9:49 p.m. - Packers 1st and 10 from the 25 after a touchback on Gostkowski's kickoff. Rodgers, from the gun, handed to Jones, who bounced off several defenders to gain 7. Packers 2nd and 3 from the 32. Rodgers, from the gun, swung it out wide to right side, caught by Williams for a first. Packers 1st and 10 from the 36. Rodgers from the gun, misfired to the flat left for an incompletion. Second and 10, then, from the 36 with 1:15 to play, Rodgers from the gun,  he scrambled so much, offensive holding and defensive holding offset, and the teams had to replay 2nd down. Still 2nd and 10 from the 36, Rodgers again out of the gun, found Cobb on the left sideline for 9 yards. That brought up a 3rd and 1 from the Packers 45. Rodgers, from the gun, scrambled left and was stripped of the ball. By rule, fumbled ball back to the spot of the fumble. On 4th down, Packers punting. Edelman deep. 

9:42 p.m. After a return from Patterson to the Pats 32, Barner got a carry and then Edelman a completion, James White carried for a first down, but hobbled off the field. The ensuing first down, Cordarelle Patterson carried for a couple of yards, but there were late flags. The penalty to the Packers was an unnecessary roughness penalty to Packers Whitehead, who was ejected, 15 yard variety, that brought the ball down to the Packers 30 after a 10-yard Patterson gain plus the penalty. On 1st and 10 from the Pack 30, Brady under center, toss to Patterson, running behind Develin, found a hole left side and made it to the Packers 13, a gain of 17. On 1st and 10 from the 13, Patterson up the middle reached the Packers 5, bringing up a 2nd and 2 from the 5. Update on James White, he's standing on the sideline, repeatedly flexing his left leg at the knee. Patterson, on the next play after the 2-minute warning, ran for 5 yards up the middle for the TD. Gostkowski's extra point was good. Patriots 17, Packers 10.

9:30 p.m. - The Packers, starting at their own 21, 1st and 10. Rodgers handed to Jones up the middle for a five yard gain. On 2nd and 5 from the 26, Jones had the carry on a toss left. Jones cut his way to the 39 for 13 yards. On 1st and 10, Jones ran left for two yards to bring up 2nd and 8. On that play, Rodgers scrambled as the pocket collapsed and slung the ball to Williams on the left sideline for 16 yards. Packers 1st and 10 at the Patriots 43. Rodgers slung it right to Adams, who was hauled down at the Pats 34 for a 9-yard gain. On 2nd and 1, the give was to Jamaal Williams, who ran left over the line and picked up the first down on a 3-yard gain. 1st and 10 at the Pats 31, Rodgers out of the gun, handed it to Williams up the middle for two yards. On 2nd and 8 from the Pats 29, Rodgers went for the end zone and missed, but flags on the Pats. 12 men and offsides. After the penalty, 2nd and 3 from the Pats 24 for the Pack. Rodgers out of the gun, threw underneath to Adams, who slid out of bounds at the Pats 14 for a first down. On 1st and 10 from the 14, Rodgers out of the gun, had to scramble toi the right after the pocket collapsed and went OOB at the 12. On 2nd and 8 from the Pats 12, Rodgers, out of the gun, gave to Jones up the middle for a first down to the Pats 2. On 1st and goal from the Pats 2, The Packers went big up front and tried to lob it to Graham on the left sideline. Fell incomplete. Brought up 2nd and goal from the 2. Packers stayed with large players, Rodgers again dropped to pass, and threw it away. Now 3rd and goal from the Pats 2. On another pass play, Rodgers complete to Adams crossing over the middle for a TD. Crosby for the extra point, was good, and we are all tied up. Patriots 10, Packers 10.

9:17 p.m. - Brady and the Pats started from their own 27. First play was a pass to Develin the fullback for no gain. Brady then lofted a pass for Gordon right side. he made a great grab but came down out of bounds. That brought up 3rd and 10 from the 27. Pass intended for Develin fell incomplete, and Allen went back to punt. He got a hold of it at the 17. The ball bounced out of bounds at the Green Bay 21. Quick three and out for the Pats there.

9:13 p.m. - After  touchback on the kick from Gostkowski, the Pack started at their own 25. Under center, Rodgers flung it to Adams on the right flat. Six yards and a 2nd and 4 for the Packers from the 31. Rodgers out of the gun, passed left and nearly picked off, intended for Adams. On 3rd and 4 from the 31, Rodgers, out of the gun, was flushed out right and threw out of bounds for 4th down at the 31. Scott back to punt, Edelman deep at the Pats 20. The punt, from the Packers 20, sailed high and Edelman called for and made a fair catch at the 26. First and 10 for the Pats at their own 26.

9:08 p.m. - Long pass from Brady (29 yards) to Gordon, goves Pats a first down at the Pack 43. Then, on the ensuing first down, Brady completed to Edelman up the left side after a flea flicker from White. That gave the Pats first and goal at the 10. White carried for no gain for a second and goal at the 10. An incomplete pass to Edelman then brought up 3rd and goal from the 10. Out of the gun, Brady got hit and hurried and passed incomplete. That brought out the field goal unit, and Stephen Gostkowski. The FG was a 28-yarder, and it was good. Pats now lead Packers, 10-3.

9:02 p.m. - Patriots started 1st and 10 at their own 12 on their third drive of the night. Brady, out of the gun, tried to find Gordon on a deep out left, and it fell incomplete. But a defensive holding penalty gave the Pats a first down at the 17. On 1st and 10 from the 17, the Pats tossed to Cordarelle Patterson, who gained 11 yards out to the Patriots' 28 for a first down. After one quarter, Patriots 7, Packers 3.

8:58 p.m. - Starting at their own 13 after a punt from the Pats, the Packers went back to work. Rodgers out of the gun pass left to Adams for a gain of five. On second and 5 from the 18, the give was to Jamaal Williams up the middle for a first down. Packers 1st and 10 at the 28, Rodgers under center, give was to Williams, and he was brought down at about the 33. On a 2nd and 5 from the 33, the Packers passed incomplete to the right side, bringing up a 3rd and 5. On that 3rd and 5, with Rodgers in the shotgun, Jimmy Graham was wide open on the left side for  19 yard gain. Packers 1st and 10 at the Pats 48. Rodgers, out of the shotgun, looked deep right for Stanley, fell incomplete on a nice pass defended by Jason McCourty. On 2nd and 10 from the Pats 48, Rodgers, out of the gun, went left to St. Brown, bringing up 3rd and 6 from the Pats 44. On that play, Rodgers, out of the gun, passed incomplete to the right, missed signal with the receiver, and brought up 4th down. Scott to punt, Edelman deep for the Pats. Scott, from his own 40, punts to the Pats 12, where it was fair caight by Edelman. Patruots still lead, 7-3.

8:49 p.m. - Crosby kicked it deep again to Patterson after the Packers' field goal. Patterson let it go over his head for a touchback. Pats 1st and 10 from the 25. Brady under center, play fake to White, pass to the right to Edelman for a 16-yard gain and a first down. Brady out of the gun on 1st and 10 from the 41, the give was to White up the middle for a three-yard gain, 2nd and 7 from the 44. Brady pass intended for Edelman, incomplete, brings up 3rd and 7 from the 44. Brady, out of the gun, was sacked for a big loss. On 4th and 17 from the 34, Ryan Allen back to punt for the Pats. Williams deep for the Packers and he lets it bounce out of bounds inside the 15. Turnover here, Packers 1st and 10 at their own 13.

8:43 p.m. - On the Packers' first possession, Gostkowski kicked the ball off with Bashaud Breeland deep for the Pack. Breeland took the ball at the five, and returned it out to the 27, where Aaron Rodgers and the Pack started. The give on first down was to Aaron Jones, and he went for 6.  Rodgers rolled out to the right on second and four and completed to Cobb for a first down. 1st and 10 from the 38 for the Pack, and they passed to Jimmy Graham to the right side. Nine yards later, it was a 2nd and 1. Jones went for two yards and picked yp the first at the Packers 49. Out of the shotgun, Rodgers was hurried and threw the ball out of bounds, over the head of Graham. On 2nd and 10, Jones carried over the middle for a few. 3rd and 7 for the Packers from the Pats' 48. Rodgers out of the gun, and a penalty on the Pats gave the Pack 5 more yards. On the real 3rd down, Rodgers flipped the ball to the left to Jones and he got a first at the Patriots 40. On the ensuing first down, Rodgers under pressure completed to Jimmy Graham. Packers 1st and 10 at Pats 28. Jones took the handoff and squirrelled his way up the middle for seven yards to the 21. On that second down, Cobb took a WR screen right side and scampered for a first down. First and 10 at the Pats 14 for the Pack. A holding penalty on Patrick Chung gave the Pack and 1st and goal at the Pats 9. Out of the gun, Rodgers lofted the ball uncatchable to the left side over Cobb, bringing up second down. A delay-of-game penalty on the Packers dropped them to 2nd and goal from the 14. Out of the gun, Rodgers laid the ball in the hands of Devante Adams, but he couldn't hold on. On 3rd and goal from the 14, Rodgers again out of the gun, empty backfield, swung it out wide left but Cobb was hauled down at the 11. Crosby in to attempt a field goal from 29 yards. It was good. Patriots hold off Pack in the red zone and force a FG. Patriots 7, Packers 3.

8:29 - Mason Crosby kicked off the the Packers, sending the ball end over end toward Cordarelle Patterson for the Pats. Patterson broke the ball out to the Patriots 36. After an offside call on the Packers, Pats start at their own 41. 1-10, P41: James White carried over the left side for a short gain. Going no-huddle, the Pats again went left with White for a first down to the Packers 49. Brady took a shot on first and 10 to Gordon down the middle of the field, the ball fell incomplete in the end zone. Gordon wanted an interference call, but none came. On 2nd and 10 from the Packers 49, Brady completed to James White to the left side, to the Packers' 35. On the ensuing first down, Brady completed to Dorsett for five yards. Again in no-huddle, Brady went over the middle to White for a first down at the GB 19. Dorsett then caught a shorty to the left for a gain of seven to the 12. Then another on 2nd and three to White for a 3rd and 1 from the 9. Brady then kept the ball and earned a first down. That set up a 1st and goal from the Packers' 8. James White took the handoff and scampered left for the eight yards needed for a Patriots' TD. Gostkowski's extra point was good, and on a very fast, mostly no-huddle drive, Patriots lead 7-0.

8:23 p.m. - Packers will defend the North goal, and the Patriots will get the ball first to start this game.

8:20 p.m. - The Red Sox lingered on the field after introductions and mingled along the Pats' sideline. Anthem is sung, field is clearing. Almost ready for some football.

8:13 p.m. - The Boston Red Sox made their appearance tonight at Gillette Stadium. Ryan Brasier, Joe Kelly, Brock Holt, Steve Pearce, JD Martinez and Alex Cora carried the trophy in on a specialty duck boat for a pregame introduction, along with Red Sox brass, including John Henry and Sam Kennedy. Steve Pearce was also the Patriots' official door opener tonight as they left the locker room for the field. The last man out, James White, gave Pearce a big hug. 

7:57 p.m. - Speculation continues on press row tonight as to who will shoulder the load as a running back. Sure, James White is the obvious choice, but with Kenjon Barner being held back in Buffalo, might we see a bigger workload for him tonight against the Packers, who have little film on him? That's one theory. Also, with Gronk out, and with Hollister still out, the Pats dress only one tight end tonight, Dwayne Allen. 

7:52 p.m. - A meeting on the field just now saw Robert Kraft stroll across the turf and greet Mark Murphy, the Packers' team president at about the 40-yard line near the Green Bay sideline. The pair met for almost five minutes before parting ways just ahead of the pregame veterans' ceremony.

Pregame notes

It'll be tough sledding for the Patriots offense, which is without tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) and running back Sony Michel (knee). Both players are inactive tonight.

Hampered by various injuries, Gronkowski has now missed two of the past three games. 

Michel, who suffered a knee injury in Week 7 at Chicago, has missed two consecutive games.

The Patriots will be relying heavily on James White once again. They experimented with wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson at running back at Buffalo, but it's unclear if they'll revisit that strategy.

"That Buffalo game is a little bit of a different game," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this week. "We'll see how it goes. I don't know."

In addition to Michel and Gronkowski, right guard Shaq Mason (calf), tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring), offensive lineman Brian Schwenke (foot), linebacker Nicholas Grigsby (illness), and offensive lineman Cole Croston (healthy scratch) are inactive.

 

 

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1. RIDERS SHOW WHY TRESTMAN DESERVED TO BE FIRED: He didn’t have a quarterback and so his season went up in flames. We’ve heard that excuse for Corey Chamblin and Brendan Taman when they lost Darian Durant and now we’re hearing it for Marc Trestman in the absence of Ricky Ray.

Boo hoo. Cry me a river.

Chris Jones has been here for 3 years and has shown steady improvement with the Roughriders despite still not having an elite quarterback. Football is the ultimate thinking man’s (or woman’s) game and it was never meant to be all about one position. The Riders could be awesome if they ever get that elite quarterback but Chris Jones’s crew is still pretty good without one.

2. GREY CUP SHOULD GIVE JONES NFL INTEREST: If the Saskatchewan Roughriders hoist the Grey Cup in Chris Jones’s old stomping grounds of Commonwealth Stadium later this month, then he deserves consideration from the NFL for at least a defensive assistant job or at most a head coaching job.

Think about it.

A strong 5-year run and a pair of Grey Cup championships landed Marc Trestman the Chicago Bears head coaching job. Jones would have all of that if the Riders win it all this year. It will be interesting to see if a contract extension is negotiated in the offseason and it includes any kind of ‘out clause’ to explore NFL opportunities.

3. ROUGHRIDERS WHO SHOULD WIN AWARDS HANDS DOWN: Chris Jones for coach-of-the-year and Willie Jefferson for both Defensive-player-of-the-year and Most Outstanding Player overall. If any of these DON’T come true, consider it a travesty. The voters couldn’t possibly vote Jefferson as MOP but not Defensive Player winner, could they?

4. DREW TATE: Brilliant move. Journeymen quarterbacks never get the credit they deserve in having the intelligence and experience to step in to situations like this. I recall covering the Rider beat on a daily basis in a previous life when Tate started his career in Saskatchewan and was billed as ‘THE NEXT ONE’, even bumping Darian Durant to the practice roster a few times. It would be a great ending to Tate’s disappointing career derailed by injuries to bring this story full circle with his own moment of glory wearing the green and white. 

5. BEST OF WALLY BUONO: The tributes to the CFL’s all-time winningest coach have been nice but my favorite memory is one more of vintage Wally a la day before the 2007 west final at B.C. Place. Wally stepped up to the pre-game podium and blasted Rider Radio analyst CarmCarteri for having the nerve to suggest Buono’s player (Jason Jimenez) was dirty and deserved to be suspended for crushing Anthony Gargiulo’s ankle a few weeks earlier, ending Gargiulo’s career.

Wally figured Carm would take his tongue-lashing and the press conference would go on as usual.

Boy, was he wrong.

Carm stood up to Wally and Buono started swearing and really became unhinged as he was being challenged in a way he wasn’t used to being challenged. Wally could dish it out with the best of them but couldn’t really take it very well. Buono and the Lions were rattled and blew it the next day, paving the way for the Roughriders to win the 2007 Grey Cup. I still give Carm an assist for that one.

6. THE ROCK: He’s brought up the story of how Wally cut him from his CFL dream way back when but didn’t respond to Buono’s invitation to his final game over the weekend. All of which leads me to believe Dwayne Johnson still holds a grudge over Wally. He’s not the only one.

7. ARGOS PRESIDENT STILL A JOKE: Let’s see, fired Marc Trestman at 2 AM and then bragged about pushing Argo attendance up by less then 200 fans/game. Brilliant. More proof that Bill Manning has no vision for selling football to Canada’s biggest city or connecting the Argos with its immigrant population.Manning promises to create a winner, apparently forgetting the Argos have won 6 Grey Cups since they were last relevant in the big smoke. Where’s Pinball when you need him?

8. HUMBOLDT FINANCIALS: I appreciate John Gormley’s willingness to dig into the corners to debate issues nobody else seems willing to debate. But his attack on Tammy Robert and her PR firm getting paid by the Humboldt Broncos in the aftermath of the bus crash is downright disgusting.
It’s clear that Gormley has a petty, vindictive axe to grind with Tammy, maybe from her quitting as his producer back in 2011.

No-one works for free (especially Gormley) and he profited from the Humboldt crash as much as anybody by having guests on and driving ratings which is how he makes money.
Power makes anyone drunk and I suspect the same might be happening with John Gormley who appears to be morphing into the Rush Limbaugh of the prairies. Barf.

9. WCBL PLAYOFFS: The Western Canadian Baseball League has rubber-stamped the expanded schedule up to 56 games and shortened it’s playoff schedule from three best-of-5 rounds down to three best-of-3 rounds. I get what they’re trying to do and support the expanded regular season but hate the playoff changes.

My solution: Have the 2nd and 3rd place teams in each division do a play-in game against each other than do a couple of best-of-5 rounds. That would bring back pennant races and there is nothing more perfect in sports than a best-of-five.

10. MAKING A MURDERER: Starting watching the second season on Netflix and I am now 100% convinced Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are innocent and will be getting out. That prosecutor, Ken Kratz, has to be shaking in his boots.

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Last week I was a consistent 11-3 (71-50) and 10-4 (61-60) against the spread.

Sunday Early

Detroit Lions (3-4) at Minnesota Vikings (4-3-1) 
Line: Vikings by 4.5

Vikings let last week get away from them and it won’t happen here. The Lions won’t be the same without Golden Tate anyway.

Dr. Football: Take the Vikings to win and cover.

Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-5-1) 
Line: Chiefs by 8.5

One only hopes Patrick Mahomes doesn’t get injured against this bunch of wanna be bounty hunters.

Dr. Football: Take the Chiefs to win and cover.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-2) 
Line: Panthers by 6.5

The Bucs can’t stop the pass, and Cam Newton is 4-0 at home. Won’t be close.

Dr. Football: Take the Panthers to win and cover.

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-4) 
Line: Ravens by 3

Baltimore is a much better overall team at home, have the league’s top-rated defense, and they have already beaten the Steelers in Week 4 and have won the last four out of five times they have played them at home. They’ll head into their bye with a win.

Dr. Football: Take the Ravens to win and cover.

New York Jets (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-4) 
Line: Dolphins by 3

In Week 2, the Miami held the Jets to 12 points in New York. Since then, the Miami defense hasn’t played as well, but they’ll still stop them at home.

Dr. Football: Take the Dolphins to win and cover.

Atlanta Falcons (3-4) at Washington Redskins (5-2) 
Line: Redskins by 1.5

Like the Falcons themselves, I’ve given up; they’re not the team I thought they were. Washington isn’t either; they’re better than I ever thought they’d be. I’m drinking the Kool Aid.

Dr. Football: Take the Redskins to win and cover.

Chicago Bears (4-3) at Buffalo Bills (2-6) 
Line: Bears by 10

All Chicago has to do is score is a field goal and they should have this one put away…the Bills won’t even get on the board.

Dr. Football: Take the Bears to win and cover.

Sunday Late

Houston Texans (5-3) at Denver Broncos (3-5) 
Line: Broncos by 1

After losing their first three, Houston has won five in a row. Denver alwsys is a tough place to play, but they should keep rolling.

Dr. Football: Take the Texans to win and cover.

Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) at Seattle Seahawks (4-3) 
Line: Seahawks by 2

The Chargers have won four in a row, five of six and are coming off their bye. Seattle has won three of their past four and the loss was a close one against the Rams. This is the game of the week.

Dr. Football: Take the Seahawks to win and cover.

Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (6-1) 
Line: Saints by 1.5

The Rams were put to the test last week against Green Bay, and will be again this week against a New Orleans team that have won their last six in a row. Rams will fall.

Dr. Football: Take the Saints to win and cover.

Sunday Night

Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) at New England Patriots (6-2)
Line: Patriots by 5.5

The Packers held their own in L.A. on Sunday and really lost the game themselves. New England looked like they were practicing new schemes in Buffalo prepping for this one. I like Green Bay’s fight, but they can’t finish.

Dr. Football: Take the Patriots to win but not cover.

Monday Night

Tennessee Titans (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (3-4)
Line: Cowboys by 6.5

All of Dallas’ wins have been at home and the Titans have dropped three in a row. Both teams are coming off their bye and will be rested, but it won’t matter as Tennessee can’t score.

Dr. Football: Take the Cowboys to win and cover.

(Follow Dave Petrishen on Twitter at @TheSportsDoctor)
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In the era of #MeToo a dating app has teamed up with a high-profile sports team to "shake up" a predominantly male-driven industry.

In March, the Los Angeles Clippers broke ground by signing a reported three-year $20 million sponsorship deal with "female empowerment" dating app Bumble, where women initiate contact with men.

The partnership launched with a #strongerwithher campaign at a Clippers game -- encouraging fans to honor women who impact their lives.

"There is a lot of fear that women are having in a time that women should have a voice, and having men who support that is incredibly important for us as women," Alex Williamson, Bumble's chief brand officer, told CNN Sport.

"That's what we're trying to do. I think the ripple effects of that are very powerful. It's really important to showcase the good guys," according to Williamson.

The Clippers -- who hired Gillian Zucker as president of business operations in 2014, one of a small but growing number of women in the top ranks of US sports -- are keen to promote their equality-driven message through the deal.

"This is a female empowerment brand and you are putting that brand on a men's sport's league jersey," Clippers' chief global partnerships officer Scott Sonnenberg told CNN sport. "That in itself is a story."

The deal places the dating app's logo as a patch on the Clippers' uniform, but extends beyond just that, according to Sonnenberg,

"With Bumble we have core values that are alike," he says, noting that the companies have worked on mentorship programs and creative programs for women in Los Angeles.

Although Bumble is best known for its dating app, it also features platforms for forming business contacts and friendships.

"We just thought it was a natural fit to open a partnership together for a common goal," added Sonnenberg.

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'We don't focus on the Lakers'

Sonnenberg, who is responsible for building relationships with corporate sponsors, recently moved to the Clippers after 14 years with the Chicago Bulls, a team that consistently led the NBA in home attendance.

He was attracted by the chance to work for Clippers owner and Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer.

"Steve Balmer wants to be the first at everything," he says. "(He is) constantly pushing the envelope and challenging his executive team to do more and be better, and that is the kind of leader I was interested to learn from."

Sonnenberg will have his work cut out.

The Clippers' fan base has ebbed and flowed in its fourth decade in Los Angeles -- save for superfan Clipper Darrell -- and trading away Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan along with Blake Griffin over the past two seasons leaves the team without a single marquee player.

Meanwhile, their arena-mates at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers, acquired megastar LeBron James. How can the Clippers compete with that?

"Having a superstar in Los Angeles is not foreign," Sonnenberg says. "We don't focus at all on what the Lakers are doing, they are a great brand and a great organization.

"It's certainly challenging, there are a lot of professional teams in LA and that makes it difficult to stand out for us."

To help strengthen their identity the Clippers plan to build their own arena in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles.

"Steve (Balmer) has been very vocal about that," adds Sonnenberg. "Part of building our fan base is having our own home."

So far, the Clippers are still "exploring the possibility" of building the arena, which would open after its lease at the Staples Center expires in six years.

In the meantime, the Clippers, who missed the playoffs last season, need to put together a competitive team, Sonnenberg admits.

"With (experienced NBA executive) Jerry West and (coach) Doc Rivers and (basketball operations head) Lawrence Frank at the helm, we feel like we have the right people in place to help bring a championship team to LA," he says.

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He cites the team's salary cap flexibility to sign free agents who come available after this season as something for Clippers fans to look forward to.

"We're more focused on what we're trying to do, and what we're trying to do is build a championship caliber team," he says.


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A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Albuquerque premiere January 24-27, 2019 at Popejoy Hall as part of a North American tour. To purchase tickets, visit unmtickets.com, popejoypresents.com, call 505-925-5858, or visit the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). For more information, please visit www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and the title song.THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people.

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, "I waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show-and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It's like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It's also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen."

The creative team for this new production includes direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour's original direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia). Original choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) has been recreated by Jonathan Warren, with music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!, Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Tony Award nominee Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (The Front Page, 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood, costume design (The Little Foxes, 2014 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, lighting design (Long Day's Journey Into Night, An American in Paris, Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Shannon Slaton, sound design (Present Laughter, The Humans).

Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.For more information, including the 2017-2018 touring schedule, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. www.facebook.com/TheSoundOfMusicOnTour www.twitter.com/SoundOfMusic
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Popejoy Hall is the premier performing arts center in New Mexico. Seating up to 1985 patrons, Popejoy is the largest multi-purpose venue in the state. Following a major renovation in 1996, Popejoy hosts touring Broadway shows, symphony concerts. musical solosits and artists of international caliber, world-renowned ballet and modern dance companies, and noted speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney's The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band's Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.


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Pro-Palestine Organization Leaks Banned Al Jazeera Documentary About Israel Lobby In U.S.

The Electronic Intifada, a Chicago-based pro-Palestine organization, has obtained and published Al Jazeera’s documentary about Israel’s lobby in the United States.

Filmed in 2016 and fully completed by October 2017, The Lobby – USA never saw the light of the day thanks to overwhelmingly intense pressure from U.S. lawmakers and U.S.-based Israel lobbyists, in coordination with the government of Israel.

As the Inquisitr reported in February this year, Al Jazeera was pressured to register as a foreign agent following revelations that the news network had planted one of its investigative journalists inside an influential Israeli lobbying organization.

“We had an undercover operative working in tandem in Washington, D.C. With this U.K. verdict and vindication past us, we can soon reveal how the Israel lobby in America works through the eyes of an undercover reporter,” the director of investigative reporting at Al Jazeera Clayton Swisher said at the time.

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          With the Catholic Bishops, It's Always Someone Else's Sin That's Responsible for the Abuse Crisis: A Response to the Bishops' Prayer-and-Fasting Regime      Cache   Translate Page      
  

The preceding announcement is a prelude to the gathering of the U.S. Catholic bishops that will occur next week in Baltimore. Catholic News Service editor Julie Asher tweeted the following yesterday on behalf of the bishops:



In my view, this showy announcement about prayer, fasting, reptentance, and conversion is diversionary. As I said recently, when it comes to the abuse horror show, it's always someone else's sin — never the sin of the bishops. It's always someone else's sin, when the leaders of the Catholic church address that horror show.  

The statement that "we pray for … the conversion and just punishment of perpetrators and concealers of sexual abuse” does not own their responsibility for protecting and concealing sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable people by Catholic clergy. It rhetorically disguises the bishops’ responsibility.

"We pray for their conversion" is a different statement from, "We pray for our conversion."

With the Catholic bishops, the implication is repeatedly that someone else's sin is responsible for the abuse horror show — not the bishops' sin, as they have lied and covered up abuse.

Back towards the end of September, as I was commenting on the burning of a rainbow flag by Chicago priest Paul Kalchik, I noted that on the weekend before Kalchik organized his stunt, presenting it as an "exorcism" and purification by fire of the church he pastored, a Catholic group in Malta held a rosary rally for reparation against the LGBTQ agenda. I noted this event as I was discussing the weaponization of Catholic religious symbols that is central to the story of Father Kalchik's burning of the rainbow flag. 

I noted, in particular, how central Catholic symbols — the rosary, processions, public shows of prayer and fasting — have been repeatedly used over the course of Catholic history to target demonized others in scapegoating attempts to transfer the sins of the church community to those hapless others. I told you that we could expect to see much more of the kind of thing anti-LGBTQ Catholics in Malta organized during pride weekend this year — a rosary procession demonizing LGBTQ people and implying that Catholic symbols are weapons meant to be turned against the queer community. 

I said that we'd be seeing more public processions featuring the rosary in which Catholics are led by bishops to assert the need to "purify" the church, as had just happened in the diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, at the time I wrote that potsting — a diocese with a dismal track record when it comes to LGBTQ rights and LGBTQ people, so that we'd be naive to imagine that the rhetoric about purification and the weaponized rosary procession that took place there several weeks back do not have a loud, strong anti-LGBTQ subtext.

With the bishops, it's always someone else's sin that's responsible for the abuse horror show — not their own. All the talk of reparation, penance, purification, prayer and fasting now: it's about shifting blame for the sinful cover-up of clerical abuse of minors from the bishops themselves, and, quite specifically, I fear, to the LGBTQ community. 

Will the diversion work? Well, just have a gander at the thread of responses to the USCCB announcement at the head of the posting, or to the USCCB's recent tweet asking Catholics to give to the Campaign for Human Development, and decide for yourself whether they have much moral capital left. Gay bashing may play well for them, but standing on the street corners and praying in loud voices so others can see them — perhaps not so well.

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Natus Vincere проиграли американской команде eUnited в первом матче IEM Chicago (6:16 Mirage).
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Сетка группы А Сетка группы В Расписание 21:00 Astralis 16:8 MVP PK21:00 NRG 10:16 North22:15 MIBR 16:12 Renegades22:15 Faze Clan 16:14 LDLC23:30 Na`Vi 6:16 eUnited23:30 Fnatic 16:9 BIG00:45 Mousesports – Avangar00:45 Team Liquid – Luminosity02:00 Astralis – North / Полуфинал верхней сетки в группе А02:00 MVP PK – NRG / Матч на вылет в группе А05:35 MIBR – Faze / Полуфинал верхней сетки в группе А05:35 Renegades – LDLC / Матч на вылет в группе А Примечание: время начала матчей – московское.
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On Oct. 16, 2008, the Chicago Blackhawks made a coaching change. Gone was Hall of Famer Denis Savard. In his place came Joel Quenneville, best known to many Chicago fans for being on the wrong end of the rivalry with the Blues for years. On Nov. 7, 2018, the Chicago Blackhawks made a coaching change. […]

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In stunning news on Tuesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced the team has fired coach Joel Quenneville. Jeremy Colliton has been named the 38th head coach in franchise history. Colliton, 33, was named the head coach of the IceHogs after the 2016-17 season. Duncan Keith is 18 months older than his new head coach. In […]

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CHICAGO - The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has reported the first cold-weather related death of the season in the Chicago area.
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CHICAGO - Duncan Hines is recalling 2.4 million boxes of cake mix because of a link to salmonella.
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PREVIEW: The Big Green show arrives in Chicago next week, intent on helping the built environment to better withstand the effects of natural disasters and climate change.
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Krishna Mohan, 33, of New York, pleaded guilty today to one count while Kamaldeep Gandhi, 36, of Chicago, to two counts of conspiracy to engage in wir...
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Two new Jewish governors, the first two Muslim women in Congress and a neo-Nazi running in Chicago loses after being disavowed by his party
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NOTE : NBC Chicago will offer a live stream of the Blackhawks' press conference at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday right  here .  Former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was with the team for more than 10 years and led the club to three Stanley Cups, but now he’s a free agent, and he could end up on the radar for quite a few teams.
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By NBC 5 Staff 11 PHOTOS 3 hours ago Published 5 hours ago | Updated 3 hours ago Early voting numbers ahead of Tuesday's midterm election set records across the country, including in Illinois. Across the Chicago area, voters turned out in droves to cast their ballot.
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WATCH LIVE NBC 5 News at 4pm The latest local news, weather and investigative stories impacting your community. For a complete list of results, check the NBC Chicago app and website homepages as polls close Published 5 hours ago NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox With some of the most expensive and hotly contested races in Illinois history now in the hands of voters, it will soon become clear who will claim victories in the pivotal midterm elections.  As each vote is counted, you can see live results on Election Day on the NBC Chicago app and website.  CLICK HERE FOR LIVE ELECTION RESULTS With complete coverage of the midterms both online and on television, the app and website will house live, updated election results for voters to watch Tuesday evening.  Live coverage can be watched online beginning at 8 p.m.
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Amid reports of polls not opening on time and voters missing ballot pages, election officials in Chicago have confirmed they plan to ask a judge to extend voting hours in at least five city locations.  Several voters across the Chicago area have been reporting trouble at their voting locations in the city, some suburbs and in northwest Indiana.  Chicago officials said they were working to fix issues at precincts in the 42nd Ward and the 5th Ward. The Chicago Board of Elections confirmed it was going to court to ask a judge to extend voting hours in five precincts in the city.
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Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz, President John McDonough and General Manager Stan Bowman on Tuesday formally introduced Jeremy Colliton, the team's new head coach in place of Joel Quenneville, the second-winningest head coach in team history. Quenneville was fired Tuesday in a major move by the team.
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The Spring Awakening music festival is set to take place next summer in Chicago’s Douglas Park, much to the surprise of the area’s alderman. Ald.
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Most Chicago-area voters will have proposed referenda in addition to candidate choices on their primary election ballots on March 20. In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, Illinois residents will have a chance to weigh in on various referendum questions using their ballots on Nov.
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From the Chicago Tribune...



Part of the (Trump/GOP) bill would allow states to seek waivers exempting insurers from Obama's prohibition on higher premiums for people with pre-existing problems. States could then use federal dollars to fund government-operated insurance programs for pools of expensive patients.
Like Dumb Ron Johnson said, health care is a "privilege:
The state's high-risk pool covered about 21,000 people as of June 2012, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Premiums in 2013 were as high as $1,500 per month for a 60-plus-year-old man with a $1,000 deductible, according to the bureau. The pool ended in 2014 when the health care exchanges began under Obama's law. According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that tracks national health issues, about 852,000 non-elderly Wisconsin residents had pre-existing conditions in 2015. That's a quarter of the state's non-elderly population.


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[Updated now that he's the Pre-existing conditions protecting governor. (Spoiler alert: no he isn't.)

[Updated from 6/19/18 - - He's "The Anti-UWM Governor," budget and staff cuts show.]

He says he's the "pro-education" Governor.

Right. Everything in his record screams 'pro-education,' and then some:

He's always been the pro-teacher, public employee Governor.

Whose Act 10 left collective bargaining intact [Sic].

And, remember, it was just a set of "modest, modest requests [Sic]."

From Governor 'Midwest Nice.'

And he's also been the never-cut-school funding Governor.

The always-honest friend of higher-education Governor.

And friend of the printed word, like all pro-education officials.

The pro-blue-collar worker Governor.

Who created those promised 250,000 new private-sector jobs right on time.

He's also the pothole-fighter.

The poverty-fighting Governor.

The champion of local control.

And the pro-women's-health Governor.

As he's been the friend of the small dairy farmer Governor.

Foe of chronic deer herd wasting disease Governor.

And the small-business startup Governor.

Also, the tight-fisted principled-conservative steward of the people's money Governor.

In part due to his wise acceptance (not) of federal funds.

The take-me-at-my-word Governor.

Like he was about his college records and early departure from Marquette U.

Because he's the no-dark-money Governor, wink-wink.

And champion of free and open elections-Governor.

Also, the pro-science Governor.

Especially climate change science.

And like all pro-education governors, would not downgrade children's climate science teaching.

And would never remove air pollution alerts which are vital for kids and seniors.

He's also is the wetlands-champion Governor.

Fighting for public resources over special-interest favors.

The smooth-roads Governor.

Because he's also not the finish what you sort on time Governor, nor:

The clean air Governor.

The clean rivers Governor.

The clean drinking water Governor.

The pro-sobriety Governor.

The save-the-state-parks Governor.

The opioid-fighting Governor.

The pro-DNR governor.

The recycling Governor.

Because, after all, Walker's consistently been the never-tell-a-lie Governor.




          Stewpid Propino Scottish Ale      Cache   Translate Page      

Todd Stewart of Chicago, IL, member of the C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club, won a gold medal in Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale during the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Portland, OR. Stewart's Scottish light ale was chosen as the best among 210 entries in the category.

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Jon Weaver of Chicago, IL won a gold medal in Category 10: American Pale Ale during the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Portland, OR. Weaver's American pale ale was chosen as the best among 309 entries in the category.

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Abby Minor is Bitch Media’s 2018 Writing Fellow in Sexual Politics

This summer, when the news was filled with stories about would-be immigrants at the Mexico-U.S. border, coverage was overwhelmingly focused on the experiences of parents and children—that is, on the experiences of families. And even though it’s true, as Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, has reported, that families “make up an increasingly high proportion of the migrants who reach the U.S. border,” it’s also true that many other kinds of people make that fearsome, often deadly journey. Leutert’s report describes women fleeing from domestic violence, unaccompanied children, and LGBTQ Central Americans escaping death threats. Some people travel with friends, with lovers, with strangers met along the way, or alone. But journalists, aid organizations, and politicians rarely ask us to sympathize with people not categorized as “families”—and that makes me wonder why we’re so much more prepared to care for families than for anyone else.

Several years ago, I saw a beautiful poster commemorating Eric Garner, the Black man who was suffocated and killed by a New York City police officer in 2014. Below Garner’s name and the dates of his birth and death, the poster showed him holding an infant. “He had a family,” it read, “six children, three grandchildren.” While the poster was clearly made with great love, I wondered why it didn’t say, “He was a horticulturist” or “He was a neighborhood peacemaker,” both of which were also true.

Clearly “family” is a powerful form of cultural capital, a magic word that opens doors, legitimizes beliefs, and rearranges debates. When conservatives make calls to action in the name of children and families—claiming, for example, that Islam is a threat to our children, or that homosexuality harms families—it often comes across as insincere, a cover for various hatreds and fears. And yet liberals, Leftists, and Democrats often use similar rhetoric. We may condemn the right’s phobias, but we don’t pause to consider why those phobias are always disguised as family-protection orders—and why our own movements, for everything from racial to environmental justice, are, too. Had Garner not been a parent or a grandparent, what would we have said about him? What else could we have said to emphasize that he was kind, that he was worthy, that he was entitled to his life—that he was human?

Our focus on the family (coincidentally, the name of one of the most powerful conservative Christian organizations in the world) grows out of the right-wing “family values” campaign that took shape in the early 1990s when then-Vice President Dan Quayle coined the phrase in response to the changes wrought by social and civil-rights movements of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Quayle never meant for “family values” to include immigrants, people of color, single parents, or queer folks; and in many ways the left’s emphasis on families has been a strategic move to gain both human rights and political footing for vulnerable populations. We talk about keeping families together rather than protecting people from state violence; we talk more openly about LGBTQ families and marriage than about stigma, difference, and discrimination. We scramble to get everyone counted as families so that they can count.

 

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That scramble is nowhere more apparent than in electoral political speech. Bernie Sanders “has fought tirelessly for working families” and Elizabeth Warren “has made her life’s work the fight for middle-class families,” according to their respective campaigns. The Democratic candidates I voted for in today’s midterm election describe themselves as “surrounded by family and tradition,” “a…family man,” and committed to “hardworking families,” and their websites feature photos of the candidates smiling with their spouses and children. I know some of these folks; I love them, and I love their families. But the ubiquity of such photos and rhetoric suggest something troubling: not only that it’s nice to be in a family, but that only families are nice.

“Family” is a powerful form of cultural capital, a magic word that opens doors, legitimizes beliefs, and rearranges debates.

It may be true that the left has been successful in gaining rights for marginalized people via the rhetoric of family, and even in redefining what a family is. To more and more people, a family can be not only “traditional,” but also queer, or chosen. Yet more than 20 years after Quayle, the families who still count most are more or less the people he had in mind. We are about to experience the largest generational wealth transfer in U.S. history as Boomers pass on assets to their Millennial children, and it is the middle-class family, as an economic and legal unit, that will be the conduit for this continuation of the status quo. If families—however they’re defined—remain closed economic, social, and cultural units, can they really be a source of justice? And if we mean to include everyone when we talk about families, why bother with such an inaccurate word?

“Because a healthy society recognizes the need to moderate hubris,” notes the solitary queer writer Fenton Johnson, “it takes care to protect and listen to its outsiders, who function as a combination of court jesters and advanced scouts […] for the culture as a whole.” At this time of year, when media and pop culture are flooded with images of healthy, comfortable families gathered around laden tables, I want to think about who our outsiders are. They are single people and monks; they are adults without children and children without adults; they’re friends and lovers, queers and widows, activists and homeless people, caravans and tribes. They deserve justice movements that listen to and protect them on their own terms, without cleaning them up and bringing them into the dining room and calling them “families.” I’m not suggesting that we should have a homogeneity of intimacies, but I do want to challenge the ways we use our intimate relationships—particularly those to partners, parents, and children—as cultural capital. Our intimacies should prepare us to act, love, and be in public, not function as a card we play or a shield we use to protect ourselves from the complexities and risks of political life.

I used the word “caravan” above in part to highlight how responses to the Central American “migrant caravan” that’s been the subject of Donald Trump’s midterm fear-mongering differ sharply from last summer’s reactions to “immigrant families.” While Democrats decried family separations and Republicans offered vague platitudes about the importance of protecting immigrant families, there’s no such unity when it comes to the migrant caravan. The rhetorical difference between the two phrases is striking: “Immigrant families” is a safe way of describing lives whose truths cannot, in the end, be safely reconciled with the status quo. But a “migrant caravan,” the image of which Trump has used to reinvigorate his supporters’ xenophobia, is a precarious comet bespeaking revolution.

It’s worth noting that the word “family” comes from the Latin word for servant, famulus; implicit in its definition is the notion of a head and his subordinates. On the other hand, the word “caravan” comes from the Old Persian root kāra-, for “army” or “the people,” describing a company of travelers on a journey through hostile regions. If we who work for justice are to truly reckon with the traumas and oppressions that interweave our lives, we may have to step out from the household and into the company of travelers.

 


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Wade Park Manor
By Mel Maurer, Roundtable Historian
The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
Copyright ? 2008, All Rights Reserved
Editor's note:  In 2008, the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable moved its meeting site from the Cleveland Playhouse Club to Judson Manor at University Circle.   Judson Manor is a beautiful facility with a long history dating back 85 years to its original incarnation as the Wade Park Manor residential hotel that we thought members might find interesting.   Map to Judson Manor
The Gilded Age of the early 20th century gave way to World War I and then returned even more gilded during the Roaring 20s - a decade of seemingly never ending fun, ever-growing riches and ever flowing illegal booze.
Cleveland was the nation? s fifth largest city at that time. Its influence, through its financiers, politicians and industrialists, was felt around the world. It was a city of great wealth with some of the finest hotels in the world, including The Statler, Hollenden, Cleveland, Colonial and Winton.
Investors in 1921 thought the city needed at least one more luxury hotel. Work then began on what would become Wade Park Manor. They selected land which overlooked Wade Park with its beautiful pond in University Circle. The park and the manor named after Jeptha Homer Wade ? railroader, banker, and industrialist ? who helped found Case and Western Reserve Universities. He donated the land for the park and Western Reserve University.
Wade Park Manor Cleveland, Ohio in 1923
The investors hired noted architects, George B. Post & Sons and Charles Schneider, to design their luxury residential hotel. Post & Sons were well known as the designers of the New York Stock Exchange building, the New York Times Building, the Wisconsin state capital and other landmarks around the country including the Cleveland Trust Company building. Schneider, a native Clevelander, along with Post & Sons, also designed the Hotel Statler, Fenn Tower and Stan Hywet Hall in Akron. Schneider on his own, designed Plymouth Church (where he was also a member), City Hall in Shaker Heights as well as many elegant residences in and around Cleveland. Wade Park Manor? s 143 suites were designed by designer and hotelier, Albert Pick (Pick-Carter Hotels).
The entrance lobby of Wade Park Manor about 1923, looking very much the same then as it does today
Wade Park Manor opened in January of 1923, one of three new hotels to open that year in the University Circle area alone. (The Park Lane Villa still standing right next door being one of the other two. )  With its grand lobby, marble floors, fine woodwork, designer ceilings, luxurious suites and magnificent dinning and meeting rooms, Wade Park Manor was soon considered to be the finest hotel between Chicago and New York. A great success, it hosted a ? who? s who? of its era, including for example, Gertrude Stein, Walt Disney, Eleanor Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. Babe Ruth and the Yankees also stayed there when they played the Indians at League Park.
The Palm Room of Wade Park Manor
The stock market crash of 1929 and the depression that followed ended the gilded lives of many and brought down many places that catered to luxury. Wade Park Manor survived, but only as an ever declining hotel until it became a retirement facility in 1964, operated by The Christian Residences Foundation until purchased by The Judson Retirement Community in 1983. Remodeled, it reopened as Judson Manor ? an upscale retirement residence. Judson itself is historic, dating back to its founding in 1906 as the Baptist Home of Northern Ohio. With matching funds from John D. Rockefeller, it opened its first residence on Prospect in 1907.
Most of the facility? s original fine features survived its declining years and with the millions invested by Judson have now been restored. To walk into its lobby is to step back into the 20s and to meet in its rooms is to experience those days. Living there, meeting there or just visiting is a special experience.
The first time I gave a talk there last year, I could not help but think how neat it would be for The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable to gather there each month - as do The Sons of the American Revolution and The Daughters of the American Revolution. My thanks to Jon Thompson and the executive committee for their support in making it happen this season. We will see you there.
 
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Born in Wales in 1928, Alun Morgan became a Jazz fan as a teenage and was an early devotee of the bebop movement. In the 1950s he began contributing articles to Melody Maker, Jazz Journal, Jazz Monthly, and Gramophone and for twenty years, beginning in 1969, he wrote a regular column for a local newspaper in Kent. From 1954 onward he contributed to BBC programs on Jazz, authored and co-authored books on modern Jazz and Jazz in England and wrote over 2,500 liner notes for Jazz recordings.

"I probably don't need to tell you that Alun Morgan was one of the most gifted and knowledgeable of all jazz writers. He wrote the most beautiful English and what he had to say was communicated flawlessly to his readers. He was comprehensively generous to other writers, and it was at his instigation that I wrote my book on Woody Herman. Once I decided to write it, he shovelled  to me the information that he had acquired for his own use on Woody at an amazing rate. Try to find anything he has written and you will be deeply rewarded if you succeed. His book on Modern Jazz was an early primer on the subject, and you'll find the one on Basie, despite its great age, is as relevant as it ever was." -  Steve Voce

Chapter Four

“For much of the first half of 1940 Basie worked around New York and Boston. He was at the Apollo Theatre on at least three occasions and the Golden Gate Ballroom, both venues in New York City, and at Boston's Southland Ballroom, from which latter location an excellent broadcast transcription dating from February 20 has been released on a number of labels. By now the powerful trumpet of Al Killian had replaced Shad Collins and the distinctive Vic Dickenson had joined the trombones, taking the place of Benny Morton who left to join pianist Joe Sullivan's band.

In May Milton Ebbins took over as manager from Jack Kearney and Tab Smith was in and out of the band as a fifth saxophonist. The band was still being booked through MCA but Willard Alexander's move to the William Morris agency was having an effect on Count's business. It was not that the band had no work, it was simply that it was not getting the air time which Alexander had considered so important. There have been a few indications that, away from the piano keyboard, Basie's acumen and sense of timing left a lot to be desired. Apart from the unfortunate terms of the Decca contract Basie entered into, the sharp nose-dive of his fortunes with MCA once Alexander left was most noticeable. Both Count and his manager. Milt Ebbins, formally accused MCA of serious charges and the November 15, 1940 issue of Down Beat carried the news that Basie felt the agency was guilty of:

a.   Failure to book the band into spots with radio wires.
b.   General handling of the band: for example it was recently booked for the Paramount Theatre (LA) for two weeks. 'It was the only date we played out there, and it cost us two thousand dollars to send the band there. It doesn't make sense.'
c.   Long jumps on tour: 500 miles a night 'not unusual. We've jumped from New York to Chicago in one night'.
d.   The band has been a big grosser everywhere it's played (including a recent Southern tour) but 'MCA got some nineteen thousand dollars in commission last year. Basie got seven thousand himself and the band got five thousand. Does that make sense?

Basie threatened to break up his band, presumably in order to sever his relationship with MCA. Count did a number of one night stands with
Benny Goodman (and played on some of Benny's sextet recording dates) while the rest of the Basie men 'loafed around New York'. Manager Milt Ebbins said he was taking the mismanagement case to James Petrillo, head of the American Federation of Musicians. 'We haven't had a location job with air time for a year. Some weeks we work every night, jumping 500 miles a night. Other weeks we lay off No one seems interested in Basie at MCA'.

By the end of the year an uneasy truce was proposed with MCA taking less commission from the band's bookings. But Basie suffered another setback a couple of weeks before Christmas. Columbia had set up a recording session for Friday, 13th December, 1940 in order to record four titles (It's the same old South, Stampede in G minor, Who am I? and Rockin' the blues); on the day of the session Basie's star soloist, Lester Young, failed to show up. Rumour has it that he objected to making records on Friday The Thirteenth but those close to the event deny it. In any case Basie was forced, at short notice, to bring in Paul Bascombe on loan from the Erskine Hawkins band, and to allocate the tenor solos on the date to Buddy Tate. It was the parting of the ways, at least temporarily, for Lester and Basie and while the precise reasons for Young's departure may never be known, it is worth recording that Lester's wife, Mary, wrote a letter to Down Beat magazine stating the Lester left Basie of his own accord and was not fired.

Another Down Beat report of interest occurs in the January 15, 1941 issue referring to the months of wrangling between Basie and MCA. Count bought his release from the agency for ten thousand dollars and joined William Morris. 'Willard Alexander, Morris band department executive, will personally guide Basie and the band just as he has been doing for the past four years, even though he and Basie were with rival booking offices. Also in the picture is Milton Keith Ebbins, youthful Basie road manager and former band leader, who now becomes personal manager of the Basie outfit. Alexander and Ebbins together will accept or reject all bookings offered. Basie's band hasn't been working much lately. On January 3rd he started a theatre tour, opening at the Apollo in Harlem - the first job to be booked by Morris'. Following the departure of Lester Young, Count used a number of temporary substitutes in his reed section then, at the end of February, 1941, Don Byas took over on a permanent basis.

With Willard Alexander now officially back at the helm the bands fortunes improved. Most of its work was still in ballrooms and theatres where it was expected to provide music not only for dancers but also as the backing for all manner of variety acts and vocalists. What happened in the recording studios was not always necessarily a true reflection of the working band schedule. Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes were a great success as singers with the band but Helen found the strain of touring too great and left around the time Don Byas came into the band. 'I used to pretend I was asleep on the Basie bus' Helen told Stanley Dance, 'so the boys wouldn't think I was hearing their rough talk. I'd sew buttons on, and cook for them too. I used to carry pots and a little hot plate around, and I'd fix up some food backstage or in places where it was difficult to get anything to eat when we were down South. Playing cards was the best way of passing time on those long trips, but sometimes when I won money from them I found I had to lend it back! I wasn't interested in drinking and keeping late hours, so that part didn't hurt me. But my kidneys couldn't stand the punishment of those long rides. I was too timid to ask the driver to stop when I should have. Then, too, I got tired of singing the same songs year after year.’

Miss Humes's eloquent statement tells us more about the reverse side of the show-biz coin than a wealth of conjecture. Life on the road with a touring band has never been good but for girl singers the pressures were greater.

Basie brought in Pearl White, a former singer and dancer at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, as a temporary replacement for Helen and later in the year, Lynne Sherman, one-time vocalist with the Sonny Burke band and now married to Basie's manager Milt Ebbins, sang with the band at an engagement at Boston's Ritz-Carlton. (Lynne also recorded a couple of sides with the band at the end of 1941.) But Jimmy Rushing was still the major attraction in the vocal department, singing the blues and generally giving the band its deeply committed Kansas City sound. Ballads on records were handled by Earl Warren, who was also leading the sax team. The Okeh releases of 78rpm discs usually had an Earl Warren vocal on one side and a more extrovert instrumental number on the other. British EMI, which then had a contract with American Columbia, parent company of Okeh, released Basie records in Britain during World War Two on its Parlophone label and invariably cross-backed the instrumentals, omitting most records with a vocal. One Basie performance with a singer which was issued both in the US and Britain was the two-sided King Joe, a somewhat unexpected pairing of the Count's orchestra and the vibrant voice of Paul Robeson.

Some of the arrangements for the vocals brought in unexpected names; Hugo Winterhalter, for example, scored some of the Earl Warren features. Basie was also using compositions and arrangements from unusual sources for his instrumentals too; Stampede in G minor was written by Clinton P. Brewer, a convicted murderer then serving a 19 year jail sentence while Beau Brummel was by the diminutive Margie Gibson. It is likely, however, that many of the titles which the band recorded for Okeh/Columbia were seldom played in public for the band was still working predominantly hotel ballrooms and theatres where the programme of music was certainly less experimental.

Years later the same pattern could be observed when comparing the band's recorded output with any listing of tunes played in public. Metronome magazine's Bill Coss spent some time travelling with the band at the end of 1956 and his observations are probably typical of almost any period in the orchestra's existence: 'It's interesting to look through the band's arrangements. There are about 180 scores in the library and, at most, only sixty of these are played. Out of that number, there are perhaps twenty or thirty which are played over and over;-the others are mostly dance arrangements, ballads by Edgar Sampson, etc. Of that outside figure of thirty, there are only two or three which have any real musical worth; those the musicians really like to play, but they generally have to badger the Count into playing them. Basie doesn't like to play new arrangements. Like most of jazz, like most jazz musicians, the arrangements written and played are of familiar blues and standard tunes. Aside from the fact of sheer boredom and over-familiar material, many of the musicians have an artist's interest in new material; but to no avail. Yet they accept it with fortitude, knowing that that is very much the way it is, turning with a wry smile when I would ask them about any new arrangements being in the book and answering "Yep, there's a new arrangement of Moten swing"'

Basie, like Duke Ellington, may have felt that he was working for two audiences, those who paid at the door to hear the band 'live' and those who wanted a more permanent reminder of the band on record. During the nineteen-forties the band was recording excellent scores by men such as Jimmy Mundy (Fiesta in blue, Something new, Feather merchant etc.), Eddie Durham, Buster Harding, Buck Clayton and, occasionally, Skip Martin, Tadd Dameron and Tab Smith. Most of the writers seemed to write with the established sound of the band in mind. (Perhaps they knew that such scores had a better chance of finding their way into the book!) Basie was very much the leader, rejecting anything which he did not feel was right. Buck Clayton told Stanley Dance '(Count) was nice to work for, but he always knew what he wanted from the band and the arrangers. At the beginning, it used to take us so long to get through the arrangements. We'd have to help guys who didn't do so much reading, but who were great soloists and were accustomed to the head arrangements. The only reason I played all those things with a mute with Basie was because he asked me to, and as he was the leader his wishes were like commands. When I came out of the army I was my own judge and I played like I wanted to. The funny thing about Basie was that he'd ask me to record with a mute, but when we got on one-nighters he'd have me play the same thing open'.

Clayton stayed with Basie until November, 1943 when he was called up by the US Army. The Count's band lost a number of men to the armed forces but there is evidence that the US authorities called more whites than Negroes, proportionately speaking, and some of the white bands of the day suffered greater losses of key personnel than either Basie or Duke Ellington.

When the V Disc programme of recordings was launched, Ellington and his men made it clear that they were not prepared to take part, as a protest against the way coloured troops were treated. (The Ellington material which does exist on V Disc is generally from public concerts.) Basie, on the other hand, took part in a number of these sessions, a fact which enables us to hear the development of the band during an extended ban on commercial recordings which commenced on August 1,1942 and, in the case of Basie's recording company, did not end until December, 1944. During this period a number of important personnel changes took place. Don Byas left and Lester Young took his place, having presumably patched up his previous difference with Basie.

Buddy Tate remembers that Byas left after an incident one night when Ben Webster sat in with the Count. 'I never heard anyone sound like that in my life, and all the cats flipped over Ben. Poor Don went across the street and got stoned!' Lester came into the band in December, 1943 and stayed until the following September when the army almost literally took him off the bandstand. Lester had been ignoring his call-up papers, using the excuse that, as a member of a touring band, the papers had not reached him. 'When we opened in Los Angeles that year,’ recalls Tate, 'there was a sharp young cat there who kept looking at Prez and Jo Jones. That wasn't unusual because they were stars. He sat there drinking whiskey all night, but when we got though he came over and said "You, Lester Young, and you, Jo Jones, I have to serve you with these papers. Be down at the Induction Centre tomorrow morning!" '. Their places were taken immediately by drummer Buddy Rich (who succeeded in playing with Tommy Dorsey in the early part of each evening then with Basie at ten o'clock) and Artie Shaw, who played Lester's tenor parts on clarinet. This was, of course, only a temporary arrangement until Shadow Wilson and Lucky Thompson, on drums and tenor respectively, joined on a more permanent basis. 'When Lucky arrived, he continued the Byas approach' maintains Buddy Tale. 'Lester had naturally been featured more than me, and Lucky was in his chair. Lucky quit when he decided he wanted to stay on the Coast'. Basie's visits to Los Angeles had given him the opportunity of working in films and as early as April, 1943 Down Beat was reporting that 'the Basie band can currently be seen in three films, "Hit Parade of 1943" (Republic), "Reveille With Beverley" (Columbia) and "Stage Door Canteen" (United Artists)'.

The following August the band was working on three film assignments at Universal, the Donald O'Connor comedy musical 'Man Of The Family' (also known as 'Top Man'), the Olsen and Johnson sequel to 'Hellzapoppin' titled 'Crazy House' (and sometimes 'Funzapoopin') and a Will Cowan short.

But perhaps the most significant event was that on November 5, 1943 Count Basie opened at the Lincoln Hotel in New York for an eight week engagement. On the face of it this may seem fairly innocuous but it was the breaking down of a number of barriers. It was Count's first booking into a New York hotel and the first time the Lincoln had ever played host to a coloured band. No doubt Willard Alexander was the power behind the move and the Lincoln booking was an immediate success. In fact the band returned again later and a number of excellent broadcast transcriptions exist from the Lincoln's 'Blue Room' which indicate that Basie did not have to make any concessions to the hotel guests; numbers such as Harvard blues, Kansas City stride, Dance of the gremlins and Rock-a-bye-Basie abound.”

To be continued ….




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George Washington as Master of His Lodge (1932) by Hattie Burdette
(Image before its restoration)
On Thursday this past week, the George Washington National Masonic Memorial in Alexandria proudly reinstalled a famous Masonic portrait of Washington, dressed in the regalia of Worshipful Master of Virginia's Alexandria-Washington Lodge 22. The Memorial recently undertook the task of having the original painting restored, and it now hangs near the Memorial's South Lodge Room.

It was just in time. 

This evening - Sunday, November 4th, 2018 - marks the 266th anniversary of the initiation of then 20 year-old George Washington into the Lodge at Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1752.


If this portrait looks familiar to many of you, it should. The portrait was commissioned in 1931 by Freemason and U.S. Congressman Sol Bloom for the George Washington Bicentennial Commission, and painted by artist Hattie Elizabeth Burdette (1875-1955). It depicts Washington presiding as Master of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, gavel in hand. If not the most famous image of Washington as a Freemason, it's arguably the most widely circulated one that is seen regularly in lodges all across the United States. Yet, it was commissioned by a Congressional committee and paid for by the government, not Masons. Imagine such a proposal today.

How is it that this particular painting of Brother George dressed as Worshipful Master wind up in so many American lodges? According to William D. Moore and John D. Hamilton's detailed essay, 'Washington As the Master of His Lodge: History and Symbolism of an American Icon',

New York Congressman Sol Bloom, director of [the Memorial] and a member of New York's Pacific Lodge No. 233, took pride in his agency's insistence on "realism." In consultation with F. Walter Mueller, a member of Century Lodge No. 100 in South Orange, New Jersey, Bloom reviewed many Masonic portraits of Washington before rejecting them all as inaccurate. He then hired Burdette to- create a portrait in which the figure was based upon Houdon's statue of Washington while the overall work incorporated the relics maintained by Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22... As well as appearing repeatedly both in the Masonic press and in publications of the Washington Bicentennial Commission, more than fifteen hundred photolithographic reproductions of Burdette's painting were distributed by congressmen to Masonic organizations throughout the United States.
Brother Sol Bloom
Brother Sol Bloom represented the 20th Congressional District (Manhattan's west side) in the House of  Representatives, serving fourteen terms from 1923 until his death in 1949. As a Mason, he was a member of New York City's Pacific Lodge 233. During the critical years leading up to and through the end of World War II, he was Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and he later went on to become one of the first signers of the United Nations charter. 

Prior to his congressional career, he had been both a newspaper and music publisher. He also understood showmanship. Early in life he was a theatrical and boxing manager, and he had been the creator of the Midway of the famous Chicago Columbian Exhibition in 1893.

In 1931, Bloom was named Director of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial's Bicentennial Committee, commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth the following year. On that date, the new Masonic Memorial towering above Alexandria would be dedicated and opened to the public. Bloom requested eight Washington D.C. area artists to each create a poster which would be used to promote the national celebration of Washington's birthday in 1932. Artist Hattie E. Burdette asked permission of Alexandria-Washington Lodge 22 to use their lodge room and Washington's Masonic gavel, sash, Past Master's jewel, his chair, and other items to depict in her painting. 


Teft Johnson, George's stand-in
Her model was Teft Johnson (photo), an actor who portrayed the role of Washington in several historical plays under the direction of famed Broadway producer David Belasco. Of all the posters submitted, Burdette's was selected by the Commission to advertise the Memorial's dedication.

On November 29, 1931, Congress and the National Bicentennial Commission decided that second week of May in 1932 would be set aside as Masonic Week. Consequently, May 12th would be the official opening and dedication of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Invitations to this gala event were sent to thousands of American citizens and to regular Freemasons around the world. Although not a Mason himself, President Herbert Hoover and the First Lady were among the first to accept the invitation. Others included every member of Congress, the Justices of the Supreme Court and members of President Hoover’s cabinet, along with all 49 of the Grand Masters of the U.S. The mayor of Alexandria, the governor of Virginia, and many other government, military, religious and civic leaders joined the celebration. 

President and Mrs. Hoover leaving the Memorial on May 12th, 1932
As bad luck would have it, a torrential five-day downpour nearly ruined the ceremony - 50,000 attendees and onlookers had been expected and planned for, but the rain and flooding kept all but 1,500 from attending at the Memorial itself. Bleachers outside sat wet and empty as reportedly hundreds of onlookers watched from the bottom of Shooters Hill safe and dry, huddled in railroad coaches at the Alexandria train station.

On September 17, 1932 Teft Johnson again portrayed Washington for a reenactment of the President laying the cornerstone of the United States Capitol with full Masonic ceremony. The cornerstone ceremony reenactment was filmed by the Bicentennial Commission.

I am told with as much confidence as is possible that reproductions of Hattie Burdette's painting were circulated to every U.S. lodge possessing a charter in 1932, and that even today, every lodge in Virginia still has one hanging in its building. The original hung in the U.S. Capitol throughout 1932, and was then gifted to the George Washington National Masonic Memorial when the year was over.

And to come full circle, the historic Bible upon which young Brother George placed his hands that evening in Fredericksburg 266 years ago when he took his obligation as an Entered Apprentice is still preserved by Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4. The lodge has recently started a restoration fund to have the fragile book properly curated for future generations. We were honored to have it here in Indiana for our Grand Lodge Bicentennial and the Conference of Grand Masters this year.



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Election Night(選挙の夜)

女: Ugh, I'm just going to hide out for election night. We'll know the results the next day anyway. The drama is so unnecessary.
 (うわぁ。私は選挙の夜はずっと隠れているつもり。とにかく次の日に結果は分かるし。ドラマはそれほど必要じゃない。)
男: Yeah. The internet and the 24-hour news have turned elections into a continuous, inescapable media onslaught.
 (そうだね。インターネットと24時間ニュースは、選挙を連続性があって、避けられないメディアの攻撃に変えた。)

帽子の男: Hi! I'm a time traveler from 1896. Let me tell you about our election night coverage.
 (やぁ! 私は1896年からのタイムトラベラーです。選挙の夜の報道について教えてください。)
帽子の男: *Ahem*
 (えへん。)
帽子の男: From the Chicago Tribune
 (シカゴトリビューンによれば:)
帽子の男: "Once every hour from the roof of the Great Northern Hotel a series of bombs, which will ascend for several thousand feet, will be fired. Two colors will be used, blue and red."
 (「グレート・ノーザン・ホテルの屋根から1時間に1度、数千フィート上昇する、一連の爆弾が発射される。色は、青と赤の2色が使用される。」)
帽子の男: "Blue to indicate McKinley's election, red to indicate Bryan's election."
 (「マッキンリーの当選を表すのは青、ブライアンの当選を示すのは赤」)
帽子の男: "The bombardment of the skies will commence at 7 o'clock and will be repeated hourly."
 (「空への砲撃は7時に開始され、1時間ごとに繰り返される。」
-Chicago Tribune, Oct 30th & Nov 1st, 1896
 (-シカゴトリビューン、1896年10月30日と11月1日)

女: Yeah, well, we have a needle, though.
 (うん、まあ、私たちには針があるしね。)
黒ハット: A needle.
 (針ですと?)
女: It jiggles!
 (その針は震える!)
黒ハット: Sounds awful.
 (恐ろしく聞こえる。)
男: Listen, you had to be there.
 (まぁ、そこにいなきゃね。)

Alt-text: "Even the blind--those who are anxious to hear, but are not able to see--will be taken care of. Immense megaphones have been constructed and will be in use at The Tribune office and in the Coliseum. The one at the Coliseum will be operated by a gentleman who draws $60 a week from Barnum & Bailey's circus for the use of his voice."
 (「聞いてみたいが、見ることができない...盲目のさえも世話をする。巨大なメガホンが建設され、トリビューンオフィスとコロシアムで使用される。コロシアムは、彼の声を使用するために、Barnum&Baileyのサーカスから週60ドルを受け取る紳士によって運営されるだろう。」)

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00:15


Los demócratas han arrebatado por lo menos 23 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes a los republicanos, lo que los encamina a alcanzar los 218 que requieren para ser mayoría.

Los demócratas desbancaron a por lo menos 17 republicanos al ganar distritos moderados suburbanos de diversas partes del país, desde los suburbios de Washington, Nueva York y Filadelfia hasta las afueras de Miami, Chicago y Denver. Los resultados de la Costa Oeste aún no se anuncian.

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Elecciones de EEUU romperán récord por número de mujeres en Cámara de Representantes.


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Nancy Pelosi dijo a legisladores y simpatizantes demócratas que las elecciones son sobre el futuro, y agradeció “a todos ustedes por brindar un mejor futuro para todos los niños de Estados Unidos”.

Pelosi habló mientras los demócratas se encaminaban a obtener la mayoría en la Cámara de Representantes.

La líder demócrata dijo que las elecciones del martes eran más que sobre republicanos y demócratas. Eran sobre restaurar la Constitución y crear un contrapeso al gobierno de Trump.

Agregó que la elección era también sobre detener lo que describió como los ataques republicanos contra programas como la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible. Dijo que los demócratas encontrarán coincidencias cuando puedan y que defenderán sus puntos de vista cuando sea necesario.

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23:25

El presidente Donald Trump describió los resultados de las elecciones de mitad de periodo como un “éxito inmenso” debido a que los republicanos mantuvieron el control del Senado, aunque los demócratas obtuvieron algunas victorias importantes en la Cámara de Representantes.

El martes por la noche, Trump tuiteó: “Un éxito inmenso esta noche. ¡Gracias a todos!”.

El mandatario pasó la tarde observando los resultados en la Casa Blanca acompañado por su familia y amigos. Los días previos a las elecciones asistió a mítines de campaña, en un intento de impulsar a los republicanos que se postularon para el Senado.

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Vicegobernador demócrata Gavin Newsom es elegido gobernador de California; vence al republicano John Cox.
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23:20


El republicano Ron DeSantis será el próximo gobernador de Florida, luego de vencer el martes al demócrata Andrew Gillum.

El exlegislador de 40 años y oficial de la Marina recibió el apoyo del presidente Donald Trump, quien visitó el estado en dos ocasiones en los últimos seis días de campaña para ayudar a impulsar la participación de los votantes republicanos.

Gillum esperaba convertirse en el primer gobernador de raza negra de Florida. Reconoció su derrota la noche del lunes.

DeSantis no era considerado el favorito, hasta que Trump se involucró en las primarias republicanas y ayudó a DeSantis a conseguir la victoria sobre el comisionado de Agricultura Adam Putnam, quien era más conocido y estaba mejor financiado.

DeSantis perdió impulso tras su nominación, en particular después de decir que los votantes no deberían “hacer monadas” eligiendo a Gillum.

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La demócrata Laura Kelly gana gubernatura de Kansas, que estaba en poder de los republicanos.

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22:30


El senador republicano Ted Cruz venció al demócrata Beto O’Rourke para obtener su reelección en una contienda de Texas que atrajo mucha atención y que al principio parecía cosa cantada, pero que necesitó una visita del presidente Donald Trump para ayudar a impulsar al republicano.

Trump y Cruz fueron acérrimos rivales en 2016, pero el presidente visitó Houston hace unas semanas para apuntalar la victoria del senador.

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La representante demócrata Michelle Lujan Grisham es electa gobernadora de Nuevo México.

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El representante demócrata Tim Waltz es electo gobernador de Minnesota y vence al republicano Jeff Johnson.

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Los demócratas están recuperando terreno en su lucha por el control de la Cámara de Representantes después de obtener escaños vitales en Florida, Pensilvania y Minnesota.

Los triunfos les dan a los demócratas una porción de los escaños que necesitarán para obtener control de la cámara baja. Han ganado dos escaños en Florida, desbancando a republicanos, y han ganado otros tres en Pensilvania, en donde un reordenamiento de los distritos ordenado por la corte dejó un terreno más favorable para los demócratas. También desbancaron a un republicano en Minnesota.

Los demócratas necesitan una ganancia neta de 23 escaños para controlar la Cámara de Representantes.

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22:00


La demócrata Debbie Mucarsel-Powell venció al representante republicano Carlos Curbelo en la contienda por un escaño de Florida en la cámara baja federal.

Mucarsel-Powell es una inmigrante ecuatoriana que ha trabajado para varias organizaciones sin fines de lucro en el condado Miami-Dade. Sus propuestas incluyen prevención de la violencia y protección del medio ambiente, pero su principal enfoque es el sistema de salud y la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible, la cual Curbelo prometió revocar.

Mucarsel-Powell retrató a Curbelo como un político que habla como moderado pero tiende a votar como conservador.

Curbelo es líder de la Bancada Climática y votó a favor de un impuesto sobre las emisiones de dióxido de carbono, un factor en el calentamiento global.

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21:20


La demócrata Ayanna Pressley completó su lucha para convertirse en la primera negra de Massachusetts en ser elegida para ocupar un escaño en la cámara baja.

Pressley también es la primera afroamericana en ocupar un cargo en el Consejo Municipal de Boston. Transitó sin oposición en las elecciones legislativas del martes para el Congreso, dos meses después de desbancar al representante republicano Michael Capuano, quien lleva 10 periodos en el cargo, en unas primarias que causaron una gran sorpresa política a nivel nacional.

Si un republicano en la contienda en el distrito mayoritariamente demócrata, su victoria en las primarias le había asegurado un escaño en la Cámara de Representantes, con tan solo una posibilidad remota de una campaña por escrito para detenerla.

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21:30


Los republicanos retuvieron las gubernaturas de Texas y Wyoming.

El gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott obtuvo un segundo periodo al vencer a la demócrata Lupe Valdez en una contienda en donde el resultado rara vez estuvo en duda.

En Wyoming, el tesorero estatal, el republicano Mark Gordon, ganó la elección de gobernador al derrotar a la demócrata Mary Throne. Gordon será sucesor del gobernador republicano Matt Mead, quien se mantuvo en el cargo desde 2011 y ya no es elegible a la reelección.

Los republicanos también controlan las cámaras legislativas en Texas y Wyoming, aunque los demócratas han intentado reducir la ventaja republicana en Texas.

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16:35


Guam ha elegido por primera vez a una mujer como gobernadora.

Los votantes eligieron el martes a la demócrata Lourdes Leon Guerrero, quien venció al gobernador republicano, el teniente Ray Tenorio.

Leon Guerrero dijo que su victoria como la primera gobernadora es histórica para la isla y para esa parte del mundo. Describió su logro como aleccionador y un honor.

Señaló que sus habilidades como enfermera, empresaria exitosa y senadora estatal mejorarán las vidas de los habitantes de Guam, un territorio estadounidense ubicado en el oeste del océano Pacífico. Su primera orden del día será trabajar con el Departamento de Hacienda de la isla para estabilizar las finanzas y afinar la burocracia.

Guam votó de forma contundente por la candidata demócrata Hillary Clinton en las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, con más del 70% de los votos. Dado su estatus de territorio, el voto de Guam no contó en el recuento oficial de sufragios.

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21:20


La senadora Elizabeth Warren de Massachusetts, una posible contendiente para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en 2020, está entre un grupo de cinco legisladores demócratas que obtuvieron fácilmente su reelección para el Senado.

Los senadores Chris Murphy de Connecticut, Ben Cardin de Maryland, Tom Carper de Delaware y Sheldon Whitehouse de Rhode Island también ganaron. Todos eran favoritos en sus contiendas.

Warren ha generado mucha especulación sobre si se postulará para la Casa Blanca en 2020. Recientemente dijo que echaría un “vistazo” a una candidatura presidencial luego de su contienda para la cámara alta.

Murphy obtuvo un segundo mandato luego de recaudar fondos de campaña que eran 100 veces más grandes que los de su oponente.

En tanto, Carper consiguió su cuarto mandato. No ha perdido una elección durante las cuatro décadas que ha estado en la política estadounidense.

En cuanto a Cardin y Whitehouse, ambos ganaron su tercer mandato.
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21:15


El gobernador de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo venció al republicano Marc Molinaro el martes para ser electo a su tercer periodo de cuatro años. Ningún republicano ha ganado la gubernatura de la entidad desde 2002.

En Pensilvania, el gobernador Tom Wolf obtuvo un segundo periodo al derrotar al aspirante republicano Scott Wagner.
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20:50


Greg Pence, el hermano mayor del vicepresidente Mike Pence, ganó un escaño en la Cámara de Representantes que su hermano ocupó alguna vez.

Pence, de 61 años, dueño de dos tiendas de antigüedades, venció a la demócrata Jeannine Lee Lake.

Greg Pence es uno de los tres hermanos de Mike Pence. Es veterano de la Infantería de Marina y dirigió una cadena de tiendas de autoservicio que hoy día está en bancarrota.

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20:30


La representante republicana Barbara Comstock de Virginia fue la primera legisladora de la cámara baja en perder su escaño, luego de que los votantes de su distrito del norte de Virginia expresaron su desagrado por el presidente Donald Trump.

La senadora estatal demócrata Jennifer Wexton obtuvo fácilmente la victoria en el distrito adinerado ubicado a las afueras de Washington D.C., en el que Hillary Clinton ganó por 10 puntos porcentuales en 2016.

Comstock se esforzó por enfatizar su independencia de Trump, pero Wexton, una exfiscal, retrato a la representante que llevaba dos mandatos en el cargo como una aliada de Trump que estaba fuera de contacto con el distrito diverso y bien educado.

Comstock venció con facilidad al candidato demócrata en 2016 cuando su distrito apoyó a Clinton.

La atención a nivel nacional sobre la contienda ayudó a Comstock y a Wexton a recaudar más de 5 millones de dólares en total, mientras que otros grupos externos gastaron más de 10 millones de dólares.

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20:10


Las casillas en la costa este cerraron, pero los resultados en algunas de las contiendas más importantes siguen siendo demasiado apretados para declarar un ganador.

Las casillas de seis estados cerraron a las 7 de la noche, hora del este, incluyendo Georgia, Indiana y Kentucky, donde se libran reñidas batallas electorales.

Las casillas en otros estados clave como Florida, Pensilvania y Nueva Jersey cerraron una hora después.

Por lo menos dos de las elecciones menos destacadas, con implicaciones presidenciales, se decidieron después del primer gran cierre de casillas en el este.

El senador por Vermont Bernie Sanders ganó fácilmente su tercer periodo y sopesa una nueva postulación a la presidencia por el Partido Demócrata. Y la senadora por Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, otra posible aspirante de 2020, también ganó su contienda.

El electorado consideró como prioritarias la agenda migratoria y de salud al momento de votar, de acuerdo a una extensa encuesta realizada por The Associated Press.
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20:05


El republicano Charlie Baker obtuvo otro mandato como gobernador en el bastión tradicionalmente demócrata de Massachusetts.

Baker venció al demócrata Jay Gonzalez después de una campaña en la que resaltó la solidez de la economía y su papel en estabilizar el presupuesto estatal sin aumentos generalizados de impuestos. Baker es un republicano moderado que ha criticado frecuentemente al presidente Donald Trump.

La legislatura de Massachusetts está dominada por los demócratas. Pero la elección de Baker a un segundo mandato de cuatro años significa que los republicanos tendrán voz cuando se redistribuyan los distritos electorales después del censo del 2020.

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19:55


El demócrata Tim Kaine venció el martes a un acérrimo partidario del presidente Donald Trump al conseguir la reelección para el Senado federal por Virginia.
Kaine venció al candidato republicano Corey Stewart.

La victoria estaba prevista, ya que Kaine tenía la preferencia en la mayoría de las encuestas y una considerable ventaja en fondos de campaña.

Kaine es un exgobernador que fue electo para el Senado por primera vez en 2012. Fue compañero de fórmula de Hillary Clinton en 2016.

Stewart es un conservador conocido por su abierto apoyo a los objetos relacionados con los confederados y por su visión intransigente en materia migratoria. Tuvo problemas para recolectar fondos de campaña y fue ignorado por los grupos republicanos nacionales.

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19:00

El senador federal Bernie Sanders obtuvo el martes una cómoda victoria para su tercer periodo en el Senado, al superar con facilidad a otros ocho aspirantes.
Sanders, el candidato independiente que, desde hace tiempo, ha sido uno de los políticos más populares del estado, pasó poco tiempo haciendo campaña para los comicios legislativos.

Sanders ha enfrentado a pocos rivales de consideración desde que fue elegido por primera ocasión para el único escaño del estado en la Cámara de Representantes en 1990. Pasó al Senado en 2006.

El candidato republicano Lawrence Zupan, un empresario de bienes raíces de Manchester con experiencia en comercio internacional, hizo campaña en contra de lo que creía eran grandes programas gubernamentales y de bienestar social. Sin embargo, su candidatura nunca pudo despegar y su campaña generó poca atención.

En lugar de concentrarse en su reelección, Sanders viajó por todo el país para expresar su apoyo a candidatos demócratas y una serie de temas políticos.
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Melanie Taylor arrived at her polling place in a Charleston, South Carolina, church at 7:30 a.m., only to find more than 100 people in line ahead of her. Some of them had already been waiting since 6:15. The voting site was using a computerized login for the first time, and the system was down.

After 45 minutes, with the line still out the door, Taylor had to give up and leave for work. (She leads a social work program.) She’s planning to try again later and has been monitoring the wait times through a neighborhood Facebook group. The news was not encouraging.

“It felt like a type of disenfranchisement, even though there wasn’t any violation of voting rights,” Taylor said. “The wait has been all day three hours or more, which is ridiculous.”

Across the country, Americans like Taylor have had their enthusiasm to vote tested by problems at polling places. There have been long lines owing to surging turnout, a shortage of voting machines, a shortage of ballots or computer malfunctions. Some voters said they stuck it out for as long as five hours.

But not everyone has five hours. An estimated 500,000 eligible voters didn’t cast a ballot in 2012 because of polling place problems such as long lines, according to the Voting and Registration Supplement of the Current Population Survey. The longer the lines, the more likely people are to give up, one study found, especially in areas with more minority voters. There isn’t good data on what happens to people who leave the line, even if they intend to try again later, according to Charles Stewart, a political science professor at MIT who studies elections.

There’s only a bit more research on the impact of long lines. Voters who have to wait may be less likely to vote in future elections, according to research by Stephen Pettigrew of the University of Pennsylvania. And survey results show people who waited in long lines were less confident that their votes counted. “There’s a bigger hit to confidence than to turnout,” Stewart said.

Sometimes the impediments don’t feel innocent. Brian Wisner showed up at his polling place in Wheaton, Illinois, at dawn, excited to cast his ballot for the Democratic challenger in a toss-up congressional race. Voting was supposed to open at 6 a.m., but it couldn’t start without an election judge from the Republican Party. By the time the Republican judge arrived, at close to 7, Wisner had to leave for work, unable to cast his ballot. “I didn’t have time to vote because I wouldn’t wait it out,” he said. He said he’s planning to return in the afternoon.

The county Republican Party didn’t answer requests for comment. The DuPage County Election Commission said it would hold the affected site open until 7:30 p.m.

“I did hear some people left and didn’t get the opportunity to vote, which is very problematic out here in DuPage County,” said Bob Peickert, the chairman of the local Democratic Party. “It has been nothing but chaos out here since 6 o’clock.”

Some hassles are inevitable with more than 8,000 jurisdictions organizing elections today, especially with higher-than-usual midterm turnout. In Indiana, problems with electronic poll books delayed voting in Johnson County, and Monroe County ran out of ballots, according to local news reports. In Chesterfield County, Virginia, the sole voting machine at a poll site needed to be repaired, and the parking lot was full because the school where the voting occurred had a parent-teacher day, according to Jim Groves, a volunteer. “I saw dozens of people leave,” Groves said. “It’s a mess.”

Lucinda Walters said she was unable to vote in greater Phoenix before work this morning because both of the voting machines weren’t working and her precinct had run out of paper ballots. When she tried again after work, she heard her polling place still didn’t have enough ballots, so she planned to go to another location, which might mean casting a provisional ballot. “Determined to vote,” she said in a text message. “I am a white suburban woman/independent voter that the strategists keep saying will be key to this election.”

Ann Harrison has voted at the First Presbyterian Church in Midtown Atlanta since 1982 and has never had to wait longer than 15 minutes. But today she waited two hours and would have had to wait even longer if poll workers hadn’t waved her ahead to a handicap-accessible booth since she’s 85 years old. The polling place only has three booths, down from a typical six or eight, Harrison said. She counted 85 people in line. “It doesn’t make any sense,” she said.

In 2012, the average voter waited 14 minutes and 2 seconds. One in 10 voters had to wait more than 30 minutes. The 2014 Presidential Commission on Election Administration said no one should have to wait more than 30 minutes.

Lines average twice as long in predominantly minority precincts, according to Pettigrew’s research. He found minorities are three times as likely to wait longer than 30 minutes and six times as likely to wait more than an hour.

C.J. Ogbuehi has voted at the same location in central Atlanta for six or seven years and never had to wait longer than 15 minutes. But today it took him two hours. The site had the usual number of voting machines (10), but Ogbuehi spoke with many other people in line who were transferred from other polling places. “It was chaotic,” he said. “This is exactly what you would expect when close that many location and provide no extra resources. I don’t know if it was designed to be voter suppression, but it smells like it.”

In Chicago, Eric Hellige waited 40 minutes to vote, but when he got to the front of the line, the poll workers said they had run out of one of the ballot’s two pages. He could either wait for refills or come back later. “People were frustrated and annoyed that they had to wait that long just to find out they could not vote,” Hellige said. “I had the luxury of coming back later.”

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Several Chicago poll sites didn’t open on time, so election officials are asking a judge to keep them open later. Also, some voters reported not receiving the second page of their ballots.


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Voters reported waits of an hour and longer on Election Day in areas ranging from the Gulf coasts of Texas and Florida to parts of Missouri and South Carolina, up to Chicago, rural central Pennsylvania and New York City. Polling places opening late, voting machine outages, understaffing and sheer volume caused some voters to abandon the lengthy lines before casting their ballots.

In the Houston area, voters waited over half an hour for polls to open as staff struggled to get voting machinery online. Voters who were late for their jobs left polling places in Brooklyn as high turnout and downed ballot scanners led to waits of up to two hours.

While it is hard to know if the problems exceed usual Election Day hiccups, the issues in states that allow early voting, like Florida and Texas, are unexpected, said Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida.

Behind the scenes, officials were addressing potential gaps in computer security. By noon Tuesday, several states reported to U.S. election-security officials that hackers tried to scan their computer systems for software vulnerabilities. Days before, a county clerk’s office said its email account was compromised and its messages forwarded to a private Gmail address, according to person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Although early voting in some states had outpaced 2014 — and experts anticipated problems if that trend continued into Election Day — the number of voters turning out at polling places on Tuesday caught many election administrators flatfooted.

The problem was particularly acute in the Houston area. At Lone Star College-Cypress Center, outside Houston, polls opened 45 minutes late because of what one voter attributed to understaffing and bewilderment among poll workers about how to operate voting machinery.

“There were people standing in line for an hour only to find out they were at the wrong polling place,” said Brianna Smith, a 31-year-old tax specialist and mother of three. “It was very discouraging for people to see a line wrapped around the corner when they have to go to work.”

The Houston Chronicle reported a similar late opening at a polling place at Notre Dame Catholic Church.

Hector de Leon, the spokesperson for the Harris County Clerk’s Office in Texas, said the county had resolved the morning’s issues. Delayed openings at some precincts, he added, are common. “Clerks are running late — they get there at 6:45 instead of 6 o’clock,” he said. “Clerks forget how to connect the equipment properly,” though he noted the county has technicians on call to help poll workers befuddled by voting machines.

Elsewhere, downed voting machines led to long delays after voting was underway.

Neil Brown, the president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, tweeted: “Single scanner breaks down at precinct” in St. Petersburg, Florida, with “some abandoning vote cause they need to work.” (The problem had been resolved by midday, and election officials hadn’t received reports of wait times prompting voters not to cast a ballot, said Dustin Chase, a spokesperson for the Pinellas County, Florida, supervisor of elections.) A Pennsylvanian named Jennifer Culbertson reported seeing fellow voters leave long lines before filling out their ballots at Spring Garden Township municipal building in York, Pennsylvania.

Farther north, voters in Brooklyn reported that, at one point Tuesday morning, all the machines that scan ballots at PS 22 were down. “They’re literally having people fill out the ballot and stuff them in locked ‘emergency’ ballot boxes that half the people in line don’t trust,” Rachael Berkey, who estimated that the wait was over two hours, wrote in an email.

Humidity may be the culprit in places like Brooklyn. “The scanner that’s being reported as jamming wants to operate in the range of 10 to 15 percent humidity, and we’re hearing about problems in New York, Boston and North Carolina, where humidity is really high today,” said Charles Stewart, a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Elsewhere in Brooklyn, sheer volume generated long waits. Unlike many states, New York does not offer discretionary early voting.

In a balmy school gym at PS 11, the morning line topped 200, spilling out the schoolhouse doors and onto the sidewalk. The wait was an hour and a half.

The line was “probably longer than when Obama was on the ballot,” Emily Chen said.

Election officials for New York City were not immediately available for comment.

Some voters at the school described seeing people leave the polling place because of what longtime residents described as historic turnout.

“This is the longest line in generations,” Catherine Saunders, a 68-year-old Brooklynite, said. “I’ve been voting here for 27 years.”

Voters saw similarly historic turnout numbers elsewhere in the Northeast. Theresa Marshall, of Wells, Maine, had “never seen it so busy at the polls, even for presidential elections.”

In James Island, just outside Charleston, South Carolina, where the wait reached an hour and a half on an unseasonably warm Tuesday morning, Jennifer Dukes, a 34-year-old photographer, was among a number of locals who sought to persuade their fellow voters to stick out long lines by passing out snacks and water. She saw others playing games on their cellphones to pass the time.

According to Stewart, the best recourse for voters who ran into long lines Tuesday morning is to head back to the polls during the early afternoon. Nationwide statistics show the shortest waits during those hours on Election Day, before a post-work bump later in the afternoon.


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Ese extraño maridaje entre modelos autoritarios y ultraliberalismo puede repetirse en Brasil

Joaquín Estefanía

¿Por qué la Escuela de Chicago y sus teorías económicas ultraliberales abonan mejor en las dictaduras y en los modelos autoritarios que en las democracias consolidadas? Posiblemente porque para ser puestas en práctica, se necesita que las resistencias ciudadanas ante la desigualdad que generan no tengan cauces fuertes para manifestarse en el seno de la sociedad civil. Es por ello que los laboratorios más puros de los Chicago boys se han instalado en las dictaduras militares del Cono Sur latinoamericano de los años setenta del siglo XX, en la Turquía militar del pasado, y, posiblemente, tendrán otra oportunidad en el Brasil de hoy si el ultraderechista Bolsonaro gana las elecciones.

Ese extraño maridaje entre anarcocapitalistas y espadones (y asimilados) se repetirá una vez más, confirmando la tesis, si se hacen realidad los análisis que prácticamente de forma unánime dan al Chicago boy Paulo Guedes la dirección del gran superministerio económico en el Brasil de Bolsonaro. Este último ha manifestado sus nostalgias por la dictadura brasileña, proteccionista, intervencionista, pero ha declarado que ante su absoluta ignorancia económica ha cedido su programa en esta materia, y cederá previsiblemente su política económica, en este banquero ultraliberal de 69 años, que basaría su acción en una política de privatizaciones a ultranza del sector público empresarial (petróleo, electricidad, correos…), una reforma fiscal que reduciría los impuestos a los más privilegiados bajo el reclamo de que son los que más invierten (ha hablado de un tipo único del 20% en el impuesto sobre la renta de las personas físicas), y sustituiría el sistema de pensiones de reparto por otro de capitalización, siguiendo la estela de lo que se hizo en el Chile de Pinochet. Guedes hizo su doctorado en la Escuela de Chicago y le son muy familiares las políticas seguidas en el Chile de la dictadura. El autor de la reforma chilena de las pensiones, José Piñera, es hermano de Sebastián Piñera, actual presidente del país, que recientemente declaró en España que la música del programa económico de Bolsonaro le sonaba bien. Asimismo, Guedes se ha pronunciado contra el “Estado máquina”, contra un Estado disfuncional que concentra privilegios corporativistas proveniente de un modelo centralizador que llega de la dictadura militar (1964-1985), y que Lula y Dilma Rousseff no consiguieron reformar. Veremos cómo se resuelven las contradicciones entre el proteccionista Bolsonaro (“Más Brasil, menos Brasilia”) y el ultraliberal Guedes. La victoria de Bolsonaro en la primera vuelta sonó a música celestial en los mercados y el real se apreció respecto al dólar.

Milton Friedman, el padre intelectual de los Chicago boys, visitó a Pinochet en los años más duros de su dictadura, en la mitad de los años setenta, y junto a su mujer, Rose, se hizo fotografías con el militar golpista que fueron publicadas en las primeras páginas de todos los periódicos, y que sirvieron como factor de legitimación. También Friedman fue al frente de la sociedad Mont Pelerin algo así como la Internacional económica ultraliberal, que se reunió en Santiago (otra forma de legitimación). En aquella ocasión pasó antes por Lima, donde un joven Mario Vargas Llosa hizo a Friedman una entrevista en televisión en la que le preguntó si tenía alguna duda moral al observar que sus teorías eran aplicadas generalmente en países con Gobiernos autoritarios: “No”, respondió un Friedman que estaba a punto de recibir el Premio Nobel de Economía, “no me gustan los Gobiernos militares, pero busco el mal menor”.

Fueron sus discípulos chilenos —Sergio de Castro, Sergio de la Cuadra, Rolf Lüders, Álvaro Bardón, Hernán Büchi, etcétera— los que se ofrecieron a Pinochet, le proporcionaron su programa económico ultraliberal y gobernaron el área económica del pinochetismo en los años de plomo, cuando ni los partidos políticos ni los sindicatos podían movilizarse. Dictadura política más ultraliberalismo económico: esa fue la fórmula del pinochetismo. Ello ocurrió también, con escasas diferencias, tres años después en la Argentina de Videla, en la que su zar económico, José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz, junto a sus principales colaboradores, se identificaron con el monetarismo friedmanita.






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          Here Are The Latest Photos From Election Day In America      Cache   Translate Page      
A voter fills out a ballot at a polling place at Lake Shore Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Pasadena, Maryland. 

Today’s the day.

Although millions have already voted in some states that allow early voting, millions more need to head to the polls today to cast their votes in this crucial election. 

Photos show voters from across the country waiting in long lines and bad weather to make sure their voices are heard. 

See the latest photos from Election Day in America below.

Voter Rojeli Flores casts his ballot in the midterm election at Sunueva Laundromat in Chicago.
Voter Rojeli Flores casts his ballot in the midterm election at Sunueva Laundromat in Chicago. John Gress / Reuters
Donna Anderson lets people know she voted at College Park Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.&nbsp;
Donna Anderson lets people know she voted at College Park Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lloyd Salters, from Stockton, Missouri, votes at Caplinger Woods RV &amp; Campgrounds.
Lloyd Salters, from Stockton, Missouri, votes at Caplinger Woods RV & Campgrounds. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Voter Yvette Pryor casts her ballot at in the midterm election at the Half Acre brewery in Chicago.
Voter Yvette Pryor casts her ballot at in the midterm election at the Half Acre brewery in Chicago. John Gress / Reuters
A sign directs voters to a new polling location where Hurricane Michael destroyed many schools and other buildings used as polling stations in the area in Parker, Florida.&nbsp;
A sign directs voters to a new polling location where Hurricane Michael destroyed many schools and other buildings used as polling stations in the area in Parker, Florida.  Terray Sylvester / Reuters
Marta Rodriguez shouts the names of local school board candidates at voters on their way into the polling station while campaigning on November 6, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas.&nbsp;
Marta Rodriguez shouts the names of local school board candidates at voters on their way into the polling station while campaigning on November 6, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas.  ANDREW CULLEN via Getty Images
Kristen Leach votes with her six-month-old daughter, Nora, on election day in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.&nbsp;
Kristen Leach votes with her six-month-old daughter, Nora, on election day in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
Voters wait in line in the gymnasium at Brunswick Junior High School to receive their ballots for the midterm election in Brunswick, Maine.
Voters wait in line in the gymnasium at Brunswick Junior High School to receive their ballots for the midterm election in Brunswick, Maine. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling station in Atlanta, Georgia.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling station in Atlanta, Georgia. Bloomberg via Getty Images
A voter wears a sticker that reads "I'm a Georgia Voter" at a polling station in Atlanta, Georgia.
A voter wears a sticker that reads "I'm a Georgia Voter" at a polling station in Atlanta, Georgia. Bloomberg via Getty Images
Voters cast ballots at a polling station in Miami, Florida.&nbsp;
Voters cast ballots at a polling station in Miami, Florida.  Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mike Caruso campaign employee Isaac Rheinbolt, chats with a Trump supporter (who did not want to be identified) in the parking lot of the Boca Raton Community Center.&nbsp;
Mike Caruso campaign employee Isaac Rheinbolt, chats with a Trump supporter (who did not want to be identified) in the parking lot of the Boca Raton Community Center.  Sun Sentinel via Getty Images
Lance Sanders casts his midterm ballot at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
Lance Sanders casts his midterm ballot at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas. Whitney Curtis via Getty Images
Residents wait in line to vote at a fire station in Houston, Texas.&nbsp;
Residents wait in line to vote at a fire station in Houston, Texas.  Jonathan Bachman / Reuters
A voter fills out a ballot at a polling place at Lake Shore Elementary School in Pasadena, Maryland.&nbsp;
A voter fills out a ballot at a polling place at Lake Shore Elementary School in Pasadena, Maryland.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
Orange County California poll worker Anahita sets up a voting station at Laguna Beach City Hall in Laguna Beach, California.&nbsp;
Orange County California poll worker Anahita sets up a voting station at Laguna Beach City Hall in Laguna Beach, California.  ROBYN BECK via Getty Images
Voters wait in a line inside the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.
Voters wait in a line inside the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Lawrence Bryant / Reuters
Patrick Coleman, a candidate for state representative, walks down the street with signs for himself, U.S. House of Representatives candidate Eddie Edwards, and others, in Dover, New Hampshire.&nbsp;
Patrick Coleman, a candidate for state representative, walks down the street with signs for himself, U.S. House of Representatives candidate Eddie Edwards, and others, in Dover, New Hampshire.  Elizabeth Frantz / Reuters
A Voting official waves people in as voting polls open at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia.
A Voting official waves people in as voting polls open at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia. Lawrence Bryant / Reuters
People stand in line to cast their vote at a public school in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York.&nbsp;
People stand in line to cast their vote at a public school in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
Field, a 1-year-old English Setter, waits as his owner votes at P.S. 20 during the midterm election in Manhattan in New York City.
Field, a 1-year-old English Setter, waits as his owner votes at P.S. 20 during the midterm election in Manhattan in New York City. Andrew Kelly / Reuters

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          Papa Gino's runs out of dough      Cache   Translate Page      
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Citing a trending appetite for home delivery and increased competition for a bigger slice of the fast-food pie, the parent company of Dedham-based Papa Gino’s Pizzeria and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday, citing debt of more than $50 million in court documents.

PGHC Holdings Inc.’s voluntary petition was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware one day after its unceremonious shuttering of 92 restaurants and as precursor to Chief Financial Officer Corey Wendland's announcement that an agreement in principle had been reached to sell Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo to Wynnchurch Capital of Chicago.

Wynnchurch is a middle-market private equity investment firm with $2.2 billion of committed capital under management. It specializes in restructurings.

PGHC’s court papers claim less than $50,000 in assets.

The company’s creditors include the Jimmy Fund for pediatric cancer care and research, which PGHC estimates it owes approximately $85,000 donated by customers through special meal promotions. Absent the court’s authority to honor that debt, PGHC said it could face “disastrous public relations and consumer relations consequences.”

PGHC said it had been toying with a “smaller, more efficient restaurant concept,” but lacked the funding to fully explore the idea.

The proposed sale of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo's requires court approval; however, PGHC said it will solicit competing offers “to maximize the ultimate value of the sale, for both the company and its stakeholders.”

Sunday’s closings of 47 Papa Gino's restaurants and 45 D’Angelo locations put 1,100 people out of work, according to court documents, leaving 3,000 still employed at 100 remaining pizzerias and 78 sandwich shops across New England.

PGHC is seeking the court’s blessing to honor $1.6 million worth of gift cards that have been purchased, but not redeemed.

“These were hard decisions,” Wendland said, “but decisions we believe were absolutely necessary to allow Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches to continue serving New England now and for years to come.”

Among those waiting on payments from PGHC are the Hartford Life Insurance Co. and Brookside Mezzanine Fund II, which holds notes PGHC said matured June 1 and are now close to $40 million in arrears.

PGHC estimates that by the end of the month it will owe the state $1 million in meal and use taxes.

Papa Gino’s was founded in East Boston in 1961.

D’Angelo’s, formerly Ma Riva’s Sub Shop, has been in operation since 1967.

Yesterday’s bankruptcy filing will enable PGHC to maintain normal business operations while improving liquidity as it pursues the sale.

 

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The parent company of Dedham-based Papa Gino's Pizzeria and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches announced this morning it has reached an agreement in principle to sell its fast-food chains to a portfolio company and today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The announcement comes after PGHC Holdings, Inc., stunned employees and customers alike yesterday by abruptly shuttering 95 restaurants without a public explanation.

PGHC said while it regrets the closings they were a necessary step toward addressing the company's debt structure.

PGHC hopes to move "certain team members" from closed restaurants to those which continue to operate throughout New England: 100 Papa Gino's pizzerias and 78 D'Angelo sandwich shops.

The proposed sale to Wynnchurch Capital would require court approval; however, PGHC Holdings, Inc., said in a statement it will solicit competing offers "to maximize the ultimate value of the sale, for both the company and its stakeholders."

Wynnchurch Capital is a middle-market private equity investment firm headquartered in Chicago with $2.2 billion of committed capital under management. Its specialties include restructurings.

Corey Wendland, PGHC's chief financial officer, said, "These were hard decisions, but decisions we believe were absolutely necessary to allow Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches to continue serving New England now and for years to come."

Wendland stressed that PGHC "will continue its long tradition of hosting birthday parties, team celebrations and other neighborhood events."

Papa Gino's was founded in East Boston in 1961. It is the official pizza of the New England Patriots.

D'Angelo's, formerly Ma Riva's Sub Shop, has been in operation since 1967.

Today's bankruptcy filing will enable PGHC to maintain normal business operations, while improving liquidity as it pursues the sale.

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          Home improvement giant Lowe's slates sites for closure; Quincy on list      Cache   Translate Page      

Lowe's on Thomas Burgin Parkway in Quincy is one of 20 underperforming stores the home improvement chain announced this morning it will close by Feb. 1 across the United States.

Another 31 stores are being shuttered in Canada, Lowe's said.

Only one other Lowe's in New England, located in Orange, Conn., made the hit list.

North Carolina-based Lowe's said the majority of stores impacted are located within 10 miles of another Lowe's, and that most employees "will be extended opportunities to transition to a similar role" at a nearby store.

"While decisions that impact our associates are never easy, the store closures are a necessary step in our strategic reassessment as we focus on bulding a stronger business," Lowe's president and CEO Marvin R. Ellison said in a statement. "We believe our people are the foundation of our business and essential to our future growth, and we are making every effort to transition impacted associates to nearby Lowe's stores."

Some U.S. stores will close immediately, though Lowe's did not immediately announce the locations.

The announcement follows Dedham-based Papa Gino's surprise weekend closing of dozens of restaurants throughout New England.

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By NBC 5 Staff 11 PHOTOS 3 hours ago Published 5 hours ago | Updated 3 hours ago Early voting numbers ahead of Tuesday's midterm election set records across the country, including in Illinois. Across the Chicago area, voters turned out in droves to cast their ballot.
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Amid reports of polls not opening on time and voters missing ballot pages, election officials in Chicago have confirmed they plan to ask a judge to extend voting hours in at least five city locations.  Several voters across the Chicago area have been reporting trouble at their voting locations in the city, some suburbs and in northwest Indiana.  Chicago officials said they were working to fix issues at precincts in the 42nd Ward and the 5th Ward. The Chicago Board of Elections confirmed it was going to court to ask a judge to extend voting hours in five precincts in the city.
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I’m happy to announce the availability of two new books.

The first book is a 5th edition update of “A Guidebook To 'Breaking Bad' Filming Locations: Albuquerque as Physical Setting and Indispensable Character,” updated through the recently-finished Season 4 of “Better Call Saul.”

Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/172446910X/
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6S8KHM

The second book, “'Breaking Bad' Signs and Symbols: Reading Meaning into Sets, Props, and Filming Locations,” aims to understand some of the symbolism embedded in the backgrounds of "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul." Vince Gilligan and crew have hidden coded messages in the backgrounds of scenes. Elements of Albuquerque architecture are used as ideograms, and when strung together, can tell stories of surprising sophistication.

A series of tables are used to isolate how certain architectural features are used: Pueblo Deco Arches, Gentle Arches, Bell-Shaped Lamps, Parallel Beams in the Ceiling; Five-Pointed Stars; Octagons, etc. In particular, daylighting innovations that were pioneered or promoted in Chicago are examined: Glass Block Windows, Luxfer Prismatic Tile Windows, and Plate Glass Windows.

Like many cities in America’s Great Plains and Mountain West, Albuquerque obtained much of its architecture directly from Chicago via the AT&SF railroad and Highway 66. In “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” Albuquerque is used as a stunt double for the City of Chicago.

Certain symbols advance the plot - foreshadowing symbols like Pueblo Deco Arches, or danger symbols like bell shapes and stagger symbols. Other features, like Glass Block Windows or Parallel Beams in the Ceiling, tell stories about the legacies and corruptions of modernity, particularly those deriving from Chicago’s “Century of Progress” (1833-1932).

Most stories appear to be tributes to the film business – favorite actors, directors, TV series, and movies. Stories include: The Legacy of El Chapo; Tributes to Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”; The Badger Comes To Entrap; The Five Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe; The Legacy of London's Crystal Palace; and an Homage to Patrick McGoohan’s “The Prisoner.”

At the least, watching the backgrounds provides an alternative understanding of the television shows. Instead of wondering whether or not Jane will accept Jesse’s invitation to watch his big-screen TV, one can wonder instead about whether Jesse’s ceiling will be visible (because that would be bad).

Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720441618/
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K5WSK83


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