5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week More students at Pasadena City College graduated last year with an Associate Degree for Transfer than at any other community college in the state, according to data compiled by the California Community Colleges Chancellorâ€™s Office.For the 2013-2014 academic year, the college awarded 435 ADTs â€“ a number that places PCC atop the 113-member California Community Colleges system in conferring ADTs.â€œI am extremely grateful and proud of our faculty, staff, and managers for the manner in which they responded to this challenge,â€ said Dr. Robert Miller, PCC interim superintendent-president. â€œI am particularly proud of our students for their great accomplishment. They are extraordinary in many, many ways.â€Dubbed â€œA Degree a Guarantee,â€ an ADT is comprised of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science for Transfer degrees. Both were formed in 2011 after the passage of Senate Bill 1440, the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act that gives students with an ADT priority admission with junior standing to any California State University campus.The ranking serves as a milestone for PCCâ€™s implementation of SB1440, a vast undertaking initiated three years ago. The process involved multiple areas within the campus, namely the Academic Senate, Counseling, faculty, the College Council, Admissions and Records, and the Board of Trustees.â€œPCCâ€™s success in the area of degree completion and transfer is the result of campus-wide collaboration and hard work,â€ said Dr. Kathleen Scott, PCC associate vice president of Academic Affairs. â€œOur faculty, staff, and managers are committed to our studentsâ€™ success and are gratified to see the results.â€After the passage of SB1440, the Chancellorâ€™s Office set a statewide goal for each campus in ADT target-certified offerings by Fall 2014. PCCâ€™s group effort resulted in the creation of 17 active ADT disciplines, which meets the Chancellorâ€™s target goal by 100 percent.â€œIt was a concentrated effort that resulted in great rewards: a record number of degrees awarded to our PCC students,â€ said Dr. Cynthia Olivo, associate vice president of Student Services. â€œWe should be very proud.â€Roughly 50,000 community college students transfer annually to the CSU system. Historically, most students transferred with an average of 80 semester units when only 60 are required. Then, upon arrival at a CSU, students often take excess units to make up for courses that did not transfer from their community college.The ADT program was created to streamline the process and create a direct pathway into the CSU system.â€œThe program is great because it motivates students to head into the direction they need to go,â€ said Glycell Robledo, a PCC freshman from Pasadena High School who plans to transfer to a CSU. â€œIt provides a clear path.â€Samuel Hernandez, a PCC sophomore, will be graduating this summer with an AS-T degree in Administration of Justice. â€œWhen I started here, the counselors gave me a basic outline in what classes I needed to take to transfer,â€ he said. â€œIt was a lot of hard work. But coming to PCC made it a lot easier to achieve my goal than if I had gone somewhere else.â€This fall, Hernandez plans to transfer to Cal State Los Angeles where his sister, Priscilla, attended. Priscilla graduated from PCC with an AA-T degree in Psychology in 2012 and now has a bachelorâ€™s degree from CSULA.â€œI made the right choice in going to PCC,â€ Priscilla said. â€œItâ€™s a great school.â€Since 2011, more than 1,600 new transfer degrees have been developed by California community colleges, according to the Chancellorâ€™s Office. For the 2013-2014 academic year, 11,839 ADTs were conferred â€“ more than double the amount from the previous year.â€œThis has been an extremely successful undertaking and will be a tremendous benefit to students in the future,â€ Chancellor Brice W. Harris said in a memorandum to all community colleges in December.For more information about PCCâ€™s ADT program, please visit www.pasadena.edu/academicprograms/transfer-degree.cfm. 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Future-funk juggernaut Lettuce just wrapped up their extensive Mt. Crushmore Tour, raging across the US from coast to coast with a reckless abandon. Immediately after the conclusion of their Cali run, the boys boarded intercontinental jets and flew half a world away, for a six-pack of shows in Japan. Now, they’re back and heading straight to Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL for their annual two-day music festival.No stranger to the Land of the Rising Sun, as this was their fourth sojourn to the country; Lettuce made their first trip to Japan in 2003. As an unknown, young funk band from the US riding the wave of their debut album Outta Here, the boys played the Blue Note in Tokyo. The performance was the first for keyboardist Neal Evans, who performed with Eric Krasno in Soulive already. Rashawn Ross was also recruited for trumpet duties beginning with this Eastern expedition. The results are crystallized on their 2004 release Live in Toyko. In both 2008 and 2013, Lettuce brought the Royal Family funk to the renowned, prestigious Fuji Rock Festival, blessing their storied Field of Heaven with a dose of the Rage, and later Fly era jam styles.Free Stream of “Nyack” from Live in Tokyo hereListen to Lettuce at Fuji Rock 2013 hereFor this most recent adventure, Lettuce followed a frenetic pace for their three days of engagements in Japan. The first four shows were hosted by Billboard Live in Tokyo, and the band wasted no time, getting reacquainted to their Japanese fans with a monster performance to kick things off. The following three shows in Tokyo, and the pair at Billboard Live in Osaka, also showed little mercy but a ton of class and panache. A handful of faithful Americans made the pilgrimage with the band to take in the tunes and the sights, too; including #1 Lettuce fan Jenn Glickman, who graciously shared a handful of her stealth videos (found below).The hardest working man in show business, Lettuce drummer extraordinaire Adam Deitch, was kind enough to take a moment after returning to the US to reflect on the band’s most recent visit to Japan to L4LM.“It’s great to see the audience shed their insecurities, stand up, sway to the music, smile and clap along. Japan in a sense can be very rigid. I feel we bring a sense of freedom in the music that seeps into the souls of the residents of japan. At the same time, as Americans we truly are affected by the extreme level of politeness that is practiced in Japan. All interactions are smiles and bows. Not because we are visitors but because that is a way of life in Japan. The cleanliness and respect is by far the highest I’ve ever experienced.” –Adam Deitch Ryan Zoidis of The Shady Horns sets it off proper by sauntering into the audience alongside Nigel Hall to bring the soul directly to the people!Lettuce played two ticketed shows per evening.Setlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | early show Billboard LiveThe Force, Reunion, Morning Mr. Shmink, Double Header, Yakatori, New Reel, Neal Untitled, Lettsanity, Do It Like You DoSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | late show Billboard LiveMt. Crushmore, Blaze Suppit, Slippin, Kron Dutch, Purple Cabbage, Squadlive, Phyllis, Sounds Like A PartySetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | early show Billboard LiveNew Intro, 116th, Pocket Change, Blast Off, The Dump, Breakout, Ready To Live, Gogo (Juicy), Madison SquareSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | late show Billboard LiveRequiem, Get Greazy, Bowler, Lett Bobby, Sam Huffs, Gang Ten, Express Yourself, Remember the Children, The FluSetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.23.17 | early show Billboard LiveBlaze, Suppit, Reunion, Trillogy, 116th, Rule The World, Dr. Digglesworth, Lettsanity, Sounds Like A PartySetlist: Lettuce | Tokyo | 3.22.17 | late show Billboard Live Mt. Crushmore, Blast Off, 4 on 6, Morning Mr. Shmink, Squadlive, By Any Schmeeans Necessary, Chief It Up, Do It Like You Do Reporting by B.Getz.Special thanks to Jenn Glickman for the incredible video footage.For fans of Lettuce, you can catch them at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31 & April 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. The guys will also be leading several artist excursions, like sailing, mini-golf, and even a ping pong tournament to raise money for charity! Head here for more information.
Police recovered these items from Grade 8 student Peter John Po. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN He was identified as Peter John Po, aGrade 10 student of the Pavia National High School, a police report showed. Grade 8 student Peter John Po is now behind bars. Police caught him in an entrapment operation in Barangay Purok 2 Poblacion, Pavia, Iloilo on Monday. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Po – resident of Barangay Cabugao Sur, SantaBarbara, Iloilo – was caught after he sold a suspected marijuana stuffed insidea capsule to an undercover cop for P2,000. “He stuffed dried marijuana leavesinside the capsule to hide illegal drugs from the police,” added Tabaloc. Pavia police station chief InspectorJojo Tabaloc said they staged the entrapment operation around 9:20 p.m. onMonday. When frisked, Po yielded four moremarijuana-filled capsules. Po was detained in the lockup cell ofthe municipal police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him./PN ILOILO City – Police nabbed a20-year-old student in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Purok 2 Poblacion,Pavia, Iloilo.
Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff has named Newcastle United’s Mehdi Abeid in his squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.The uncapped 22-year-old is one of five changes to the 23-man World Cup squad.Abeid, who played for Algeria in Olympic qualifying in 2011, has played only three English Premier League games for Newcastle this season.The Algerians are in Group C with Ghana, Senegal and South Africa for the 17 January to 8 February finals.Algeria’s games at the 2015 Nations Cup19 January: v South Africa in Mongomo23 January: v Ghana in Mongomo27 January: v Senegal in MalaboComing into the squad along with Abeid are Ishak Belfodil, Foued Kadir, goalkeeper Doukha Izzeddine and Mehdi Zeffane.The BBC African Footballer of the Year Yacine Brahimi has also been included, as well as veteran defender Majid Bougherra.But goalkeeper Cedric Si Mohamed, Hassan Yebda and Nabil Ghilas have been left out by Gourcuff, despite having been part of the World Cup squad that reached the last-16 for the first time in Brazil last summer.Liassine Cadamuro and Mehdi Mostefa, who were also part of that squad, have been named on a list of seven reserves.Algeria squad: Goalkeepers: Rais Mbolhi (Philadelphia Union, USA)), Doukha Izzeddine (JS Kabylie) Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (USM AlgerDefenders: Essaid Belkalem (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Madjid Bougherra (Fujaira, UAE), Faouzi Ghoualm (Napoli, Italy), Rafik Halliche (SC Qatar, Qatar), Aissa Mandi (Stade Reims, France), Carl Medjani (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Djamel Mesbah (Sampdoria, Italy), Mehdi Zeffane (Lyon, France)Midfielders: Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham, England), Yacine Brahimi (Porto, Portugal), Medhi Lacen (Getafe, Spain), Saphir Taider (Sassuolo, Italy), Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United, England), Foued Kadir (Real Betis, Spain)Forwards: Abdelmoumene Djabou (Club Africain, Tunisia), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia, Spain), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, England), Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Hilal Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia), Ishak Belfodil (Parma, Italy)Reserves: Liassine Cadamuro (Osasuna, Spain), Adlene Guedioura Adlane (Watford, England), Mehdi Mostefa (Lorient, France), Walid Mesloub (Lorient, France), Ryad Boudebouz (SC Bastia, France), Ahmed Kashi (Metz, France), Baghdad Bounedjah (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia)
MORE: Who will win the British Open? Betting favorites and sleeper picksOpen Championship tee times, pairings for Round 2All times are Eastern. Royal Portrush is located five time zones ahead of the East Coast.Friday, Round 2Round 1Round 2Group1:35 a.m.6:36 a.m.Darren Clarke, James Sugrue, Charley Hoffman1:46 a.m.6:47 a.m.Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway1:57 a.m.6:58 a.m.Andy Sullivan, C. Bezuidenhout, Alex Levy2:08 a.m.7:09 a.m.Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)2:19 a.m.7:20 a.m.Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Mattias Schmid (a)2:30 a.m.7:31 a.m.Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam2:41 a.m.7:42 a.m.Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera Bello2:52 a.m.7:53 a.m.Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace3:03 a.m.8:04 a.m.Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke3:14 a.m.8:15 a.m.Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, C.T. Pan3:25 a.m.8:26 a.m.Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli3:36 a.m.8:37 a.m.Kyle Stanley, Bob MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston3:47 a.m.8:48 a.m.Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)4:03 a.m.9:04 a.m.Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat4:14 a.m.9:15 a.m.Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell4:25 a.m.9:26 a.m.Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger4:36 a.m.9:37 a.m.Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly4:47 a.m.9:48 a.m.Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners4:58 a.m.9:59 a.m.Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott5:09 a.m.10:10 a.m.Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey5:20 a.m.10:21 a.m.Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama5:31 a.m.10:32 a.m.Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker5:42 a.m.10:43 a.m.Luke List, Alexander Bjork , Paul Waring5:53 a.m.10:54 a.m.Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert5:04 a.m.11:05 a.m.Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous5:15 a.m.11:16 a.m.Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior5:46 a.m.1:35 a.m.Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, M.A. Jimenez5:58 a.m.1:46 a.m.Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood7:09 a.m.2:08 a.m.Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos7:20 a.m.2:19 a.m.Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod7:31 a.m.2:30 a.m.Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang7:42 a.m.2:41 a.m.Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters7:53 a.m.2:52 a.m.Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen8:04 a.m.3:03 a.m.Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma8:15 a.m.3:14 a.m.Billy Horschel, J. Janewattananond, Aaron Wise8:26 a.m.3:25 a.m.Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett8:37 a.m.3:36 a.m.Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky8:48 a.m.3:47 a.m.Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding9:04 a.m.4:03 a.m.Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone9:15 a.m.4:14 a.m.Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio9:26 a.m.4:25 a.m.Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer9:37 a.m.4:36 a.m.Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman9:48 a.m.4:47 a.m.Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard9:49 a.m.4:58 a.m.Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley10:10 a.m.5:09 a.m.Tiger Woods, Matthew Wallace, Patrick Reed10:21 a.m.5:20 a.m.Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar10:32 a.m.5:31 a.m.Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock10:43 a.m.5:42 a.m.Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez10:54 a.m.5:53 a.m.Patton Kizziren, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori11:05 a.m.5:04 a.m.Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson11:16 a.m.5:15 a..m.Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner Woods, who said he has been waking up at 1 a.m. ET for several days to acclimate himself to the time difference in Northern Ireland, has been grouped with fellow American Patrick Reed and Englishman Matt Wallace for the first two rounds of the British Open. Their tee times are below.RoundTimePairing110:10 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace25:09 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace3TBD 4TBD Francesco Molinari is the defending British Open champion and finished fifth at the Masters but has just a lone win on the PGA Tour this year. He would become the first golfer to hoist the Claret Jug in consecutive years since Padraig Harrington did so in 2008.Brooks Koepka, who always brings his best game at majors, has yet to add a British Open victory to his resume despite winning four of the last five majors he has played in. Should Koepka cross the British Open win off his to-do list, he would become just the fourth golfer to ever finish in the top 10 of every major in the same calendar year that they won the Claret Jug.MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)British Open field: Who is playing in 2019?As one might expect at a major tournament, the field is stacked. All 33 of the top golfers in the World Golf Rankings will be competing, including the likes of Koepka, McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Nineteen of the top-20 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings will also be teeing off at Royal Portrush, including Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele. 2017 champion Jordan Spieth and 2016 winner Henrik Stenson are also in the field.Is Tiger Woods playing in the British Open 2019?Tiger Woods is indeed back in action. This is his first tournament since he tied for 21st in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach one month ago. The last time Woods skipped all tournaments between majors, it didn’t turn out too well for the three-time British Open champ. After taking a complete break from competition between winning his fifth Masters and the PGA Championship, Woods failed to make the cut. It may only be July, but the PGA Tour’s fourth and final major has already arrived with the 2019 British Open.For just the second time in the history of the British Open, the tournament will be played outside of England and Scotland, returning to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951. “Local” favorite Rory McIlroy owns the course record of 61, a score he totaled when he was just 16 years old.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A peaceful protest is being held Sunday afternoon in downtown West Palm Beach in response to last week’s death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota.Hundreds of people are marching through the city in a rally billed as “No Justice, No Peace.”Peaceful protests in West Palm Beach. WPTVA flyer for the Sunday gathering in West Palm Beach said the protest, which started at 3 p.m. near Rosemary Square, is being held through 6 p.m.An organized and diverse group of protesters were chanting, “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Black Lives Matter” while holding signs that said “I Can’t Breath” and “Justice for Floyd.”A protester holds a “Black Lives Matter” sign during a rally in downtown West Palm Beach on May 31, 2020.Before the rally began, West Palm Beach police said they are monitoring the situation and would defend the group’s right to protest.Protests, which have at times turned violent, have occurred throughout the country since Floyd’s death last Monday.Video showed Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd before his death. Chauvin was charged Friday with manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death.On Sunday, protests are also being held in Stuart and Indian River County in solidarity of Floyd and to prompt a change to police policies across America.
21 Aug 2013 Double success for England’s U16s England’s U16s scored a double success when they romped home against Spain in their annual mixed international and also beat Switzerland in a new girls’ match.Both fixtures were played at Heswall, Cheshire, as a curtain-raiser to the North of England U16 stroke play championship, which starts today.The mixed England team which took on Spain had an overwhelming 10-2 win. The boys outclassed their opponents, achieving a complete whitewash and not one of their games went past the 16th. The girls lost just one foursomes and one singles.Lancashire’s Hollie Muse (pictured © Leaderboard Photography) and Herman Loubser, from the Isle of Man, had the biggest winning margins, each recording a 6/5 win in their singles. There was plenty of sub-par golf, for example Hollie was four-under par when she finished; while the Spanish singles winner was seven-under after 10.The new girls’ match against Switzerland also resulted in a win for England, who were an aggregate two holes up after the four 18-hole games were completed.Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) had a comfortable win and Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) played well to secure her victory on the last. Chloe Howard (Boringdon Park) was up all the way in her match, while Harriet Allsebrook (Shifnal) lost to a strong player.England U16s v SpainFoursomesAlice Hewson (Berkhamsted) & Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill) beat Maria Alzveta & Paula Niera 3/2Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) & Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) lost to Maria Parra & Ana Pelaez 2 downHerman Loubser (Murray Mount) & Arrun Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor) beat Sergio Ronchel & Javier Otaegui 5/4Matty Lamb (Hexham) & Billy Spooner (Boston) beat Alejandro Gonzalez & Alvaro Hernandez 5/4SinglesLewis beat Niera 1 upMuse beat Alzveta 6/5Hewson beat Pelaez 3/1S Lamb lost to Parra 5/4Loubser beat Ronchel 6/5Singh Brar beat Gonzalez 5/3M Lamb beat Otaegui 5/4Spooner beat Hernandez 3/2England won 10-2England U16 girls v SwitzerlandChloe Howard (Boringdon Park) beat Nathalie Armbrüster 1 upHarriet Allsebrook (Shifnal) lost to Clarissa Cattori 5 downVictoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies) beat Charlotte Alran 1 upEloise Healy (West Lancashire) beat Azeila Meichtry 5 upEngland won 2 up on aggregate.
“T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.” The Tennessee Titans rubbed their eyes, glanced at the calendar and clearly thought that it was X-mas. From the first play of the game, the Titans displayed a very benevolent spirit by giving and continuing to hand the Steelers football after football adorned with satiny red bows. However, when the Titans unwrapped all of the many presents carefully placed under their tree, every single gift box contained only signed, snarling photos of the Steeler defense.It seemed that the biggest opponent the Steelers had to face while playing in the “volunteer” state was “father” nature. It also appeared that Pittsburgh’s most staunch ally was the Titans themselves.Tennessee coughed up the pigskin seven times, four in the first half alone. The heat itself seemed to play a cruel game of “last man standing” on the Black and Gold, especially the offensive line. The O-line, with the exception rookie center Maurkice Pouncey, was forced to seek assistance from the sidelines for various reasons but the main culprit was the heat.The Steelers hung stockings by the end zone with care with hopes that St. Vincent “the Young” would soon be there.This was supposed to be the game that all three phases of the Steelers offense, defense and special teams came apart at the seams in the midst of a very inhospitable environment but the only true hostilities that were being generated were along the Steelers defensive front. By the way, I refuse to refer to Steelers nose tackle Chris Hoke as a second teamer. Hoke is just one of two “alternate” nose tackles for the Black and Gold. Did you see the game that he played? He had the middle of the D-line clogged up more than a septic tank after a thanksgiving dinner for 20.Everyone seemed to assume that the quasar was an indicator Titans All-Pro running back Chris Johnson was about to have a glorious day. Steelers Nation, glory is not spelled 16 carries for 34 yards. That is not a glorious day toting the rock, even playing peewee football. The Steelers defense was, well, just out of this world. Instead of choking, the defense became chokers, wrapping around the Titans offense, constricting and squeezing all hopes that Tennessee had of eking out a victory. There is a burning star shining brightly in the black hole called the AFC North. No, it is not the Aurora Borealis, but the Steelers defense.The tea party is coming, the tea party is coming.No, the British are not coming. They have come and gone. Oh, my bat, except for the Beatles, Simon Cowell, and the lovely Sharon Osbourne. There is an element of the local media that seems to think that they have the creative license and the constitutional right to say anything about African-American athletes without any repercussions. Following the Steelers win in Tennessee, the game was being discussed on the WTAE Action Sports Sunday post-game show and what the heck do ya know? Out of the blue, John Steigerwald opened up his “Tea Party” lips and allowed one of the most hateful and racially insensitive remarks that I have ever heard come from the mouth of any journalist. He said “he hoped that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would get hurt.”What did Vick ever do to him? What, what is he afraid of? Why is he drinking up all of the “Haterade?” Maybe someone close to him of a female persuasion has a poster of Vick displayed prominently on their boudoir wall.I have found out when people trash others for no apparent reason it is usually the perpetrators of the negative energy who are themselves lacking. On several occasions, I have been severely critical of the play of Ben Roethlisberger on the field and off but I would never and I can say “never,” write about or wish hurt harm or danger upon him or any person, athlete or not just to endear myself to any segment of the population.Attending sports events is supposed to represent one of our many pleasures but nowadays there is a nasty, meanspirited temperament that is being nurtured and maintained by a few of those “supposedly” covering the game.These mental peons do not want to only cover the game, they want to impact the outcome without ever stepping on the gridiron or the court. Minorities had “better” understand that in America, the land of the free, we are never more than a few votes away from a congressional mandate that could not only turn back the clock as far as human rights are concerned but possibly obliterate any instrument used to measure time.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)
Now that the politics are out of the way, let the games begin.The L.V. Rogers Bombers looked to be in mid-season form during the Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.The Bombers finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, losing its only contest to provincially ranked Kelowna Secondary School 4-0.“It was a great outing for the LVR team,” said Val Gibson, taking on one last coaching assignment after retiring in the spring.“Chemistry is good with the mixture of the new players.” “We won 3 of 4 games . . . two shutouts coming with goalies who had never played before.”LVR dumped South Okanagan 3-0 and the school’s B squad, 4-0 before defeating Mt Boucherie 5-1. The lone loss came in the final game against KSS Owls.Goal scorers for LVR during the weekend were Hailee Gerun with four goals, Naomi Perkins and Allie Zondervan each had three while Sarah Wade and Emma Borhi scored once each.The weekend was the rookie debut for two international students and a pair of Grade 9 players — Yu Takahashi, Svenja Rennecke, Julia Burkart and Hanna Quinn “All the new girls had valuable minutes,” Gibson said.“We were extremely happy with the results after such a limited number of practices due to the late start to the school year,” said Gibson, who along with Bruce Walgren form the coaching team for LVR.“The team was missing several key players who had work an soccer commitments in Nelson. With these gals, the team should be even stronger.”The Bombers travel to Castlegar Friday to meet J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks at 4 p.m. in the first West Kootenay contest of the season.