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18 Feb 19
FatherLadyFilms

Alfred Hitchcock is also known as “the Master of Suspense”, a nickname I can attest to after watching what some might call his most famous film. As soon as the movie begins, the chaos created by the score in conjunction with the entrance of the intro credits give the audience a glimpse into the thriller […]

14 Feb 19
Tiger Tracks

May 4, 1929 – Feb. 12, 2019 Joan M. Light, a financial planner and wife of former editor and vice president of The Buffalo News Murray B. Light, died Tuesday in her home in Buffalo. She was 89. The former Joan Marie Cottrell was born in Buffalo. She was a 1946 graduate of Amherst Central High School […]

13 Feb 19
CBS Chicago

Also known by her married name, Ida B. Wells-Barnett became an investigative journalist who crusaded against the lynching of black people. She also pushed for women’s right to vote. When approved, the 19 Amendment mostly benefited white women.

12 Feb 19
Workplace Violence

Thought leadership: The time is now in healthcare  Healthcare Dive The following is an opinion piece from Donna Arbogast, principal at Donna Arbogast & Associates, and Nancy Hicks, chair of marketing and consumer affairs … Source: HCV

12 Feb 19
innovatorx

Everything from better health data to better tax rates to… better toilets Every year, Bill and Melinda Gates write a letter describing what they see in their philanthropic efforts around the world — the opportunities, the challenges, and the things that need more attention. (For 2015’s letter, Bill guest-edited The Verge.) This year, that letter […]

10 Feb 19
Spot And Bar

In the later stages of the Roman Empire, a forward-looking Emperor, Theodosius, realized that the energy of the Empire was in the non-Romans and non-Greeks. He thought those races had exhausted their gumption, and the Goths and Huns and Gauls were where it was at. So he literally established a Battle School, like in Ender’s […]

10 Feb 19
Bears Wire

The Alliance of American Football is taking the football world by storm. The new spring professional league debuted Saturday night and lived up to the hype. It’s never going to be the same quality as the NFL, but the early returns show fun and exciting football to help pass the time in the offseason. The […]

10 Feb 19
East Bay Times
DUBLIN — All of the nail-biting games De La Salle has played in lately may have aged Spartans coach Justin Argenal by a year or two. But those experiences helped pay off Saturday night with an East Bay Athletic League championship. In a thrilling back-and-forth game against host Dublin, De La Salle re-took the lead with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter and held on for a 64-62 win to claim the EBAL title and solidify its chances for the No. 1 seed in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. Forward Tim Kostolansky had 13 points, Cade Arbogast and Andrew Flannigan each had 11 and guard Thomas Gregorios scored seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter as De La Salle (24-3) won its first EBAL title since 2016. It was the third time in the last five games the Spartans have won by just two points, as they’ll carry a five-game win streak into next week’s postseason. “The last few weeks have been a grind,” Argenal said. “The EBAL is a really tough league. There’s a lot of good teams, a lot of really good coaches, and we dealt with that over the past three weeks. “That I think got us ready and comfortable to play in close games, and our kids are used to making plays in those situations. Tonight was no different.” Seedings and brackets for the section playoffs will be announced Sunday. “With our strength of schedule and this win, I believe that we’re No. 1 seed,” Argenal said. “I think our kids have earned that, but I don’t know. We just wanted to put ourselves in a position to win.” Like the Concord Transcript Facebook page for neighborhood news and conversation from Concord and beyond. The Gaels (23-4), the EBAL-Valley Division champions, had beaten the Mountain Division champion Spartans 64-55 on Jan. 26 in Concord, holding a 21-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Saturday, De La Salle trailed by six points early in the fourth quarter before it went on a 10-0 run to take a 55-51 lead. Dublin never led again. “It’s great to give our best shot. Last time, I don’t think we were able to play to our ability,” Kostolansky said. “This time, I think we did. Everybody played well.” With De La Salle holding a three-point lead, the last 40 seconds basically turned into a free throw shooting contest. The Spartans made seven-of-nine from the line and Dublin made eight of nine. With just 2.3 seconds left and Dublin trailing 63-60, Gaels guard Robby Beasley was fouled by Kostolansky as his 3-point attempt rimmed out. Beasley made two of three free throws, Dublin fouled immediately after the third free throw, and Gregorios made one of two shots. Beasley fouled attempting a 3-pointer pic.twitter.com/Gzsujx9kpy — Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) February 10, 2019 A desperation heave by Dublin’s Jaden Saunders from beyond half court fell short, and the Spartans celebrated the championship. Beasley and Anthony Roy each had 17 points for Dublin, which, despite having its seven-game win streak snapped, should still receive a high seed in Division I, possibly even No. 2 if De La Salle is named No. 1. Other teams in the mix to be in the top four are San Leandro (21-4) and James Logan (20-5). [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“I love my guys,” Dublin coach Tom Costello said. “I told them, if they didn’t play hard, then I’d be upset. But I can’t be upset with the level of intensity and passion they showed in this game. We just came up a play or two short.” De La Salle made a concerted effort to get the ball inside. Besides Kostolansky and Flannigan’s production, freshmen forwards Jeremiah Dargan and Noah Clifford combined for 15 points. “They utilized their size,” Costello said. “We adjusted better in the second half, but they definitely went into the low block a lot more.”
10 Feb 19
The Mercury News
DUBLIN — All of the nail-biting games De La Salle has played in lately may have aged Spartans coach Justin Argenal by a year or two. But those experiences helped pay off Saturday night with an East Bay Athletic League championship. In a thrilling back-and-forth game against host Dublin, De La Salle re-took the lead with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter and held on for a 64-62 win to claim the EBAL title and solidify its chances for the No. 1 seed in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. Forward Tim Kostolansky had 13 points, Cade Arbogast and Andrew Flannigan each had 11 and guard Thomas Gregorios scored seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter as De La Salle (24-3) won its first EBAL title since 2016. It was the third time in the last five games the Spartans have won by just two points, as they’ll carry a five-game win streak into next week’s postseason. “The last few weeks have been a grind,” Argenal said. “The EBAL is a really tough league. There’s a lot of good teams, a lot of really good coaches, and we dealt with that over the past three weeks. “That I think got us ready and comfortable to play in close games, and our kids are used to making plays in those situations. Tonight was no different.” Seedings and brackets for the section playoffs will be announced Sunday. “With our strength of schedule and this win, I believe that we’re No. 1 seed,” Argenal said. “I think our kids have earned that, but I don’t know. We just wanted to put ourselves in a position to win.” Like the Concord Transcript Facebook page for neighborhood news and conversation from Concord and beyond. The Gaels (23-4), the EBAL-Valley Division champions, had beaten the Mountain Division champion Spartans 64-55 on Jan. 26 in Concord, holding a 21-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Saturday, De La Salle trailed by six points early in the fourth quarter before it went on a 10-0 run to take a 55-51 lead. Dublin never led again. “It’s great to give our best shot. Last time, I don’t think we were able to play to our ability,” Kostolansky said. “This time, I think we did. Everybody played well.” With De La Salle holding a three-point lead, the last 40 seconds basically turned into a free throw shooting contest. The Spartans made seven-of-nine from the line and Dublin made eight of nine. With just 2.3 seconds left and Dublin trailing 63-60, Gaels guard Robby Beasley was fouled by Kostolansky as his 3-point attempt rimmed out. Beasley made two of three free throws, Dublin fouled immediately after the third free throw, and Gregorios made one of two shots. Beasley fouled attempting a 3-pointer pic.twitter.com/Gzsujx9kpy — Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) February 10, 2019 A desperation heave by Dublin’s Jaden Saunders from beyond half court fell short, and the Spartans celebrated the championship. Beasley and Anthony Roy each had 17 points for Dublin, which, despite having its seven-game win streak snapped, should still receive a high seed in Division I, possibly even No. 2 if De La Salle is named No. 1. Other teams in the mix to be in the top four are San Leandro (21-4) and James Logan (20-5). [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]”I love my guys,” Dublin coach Tom Costello said. “I told them, if they didn’t play hard, then I’d be upset. But I can’t be upset with the level of intensity and passion they showed in this game. We just came up a play or two short.” De La Salle made a concerted effort to get the ball inside. Besides Kostolansky and Flannigan’s production, freshmen forwards Jeremiah Dargan and Noah Clifford combined for 15 points. “They utilized their size,” Costello said. “We adjusted better in the second half, but they definitely went into the low block a lot more.”
09 Feb 19
Pale Writer

As many know, Alfred Hitchcock making Psycho was never a sure thing. The studio, and apparently his wife, weren’t too keen on the Master of Suspense adapting a novel that people thought was cheap sensationalism. Robert Bloch’s book was based on the infamous Ed Gein murders, which had been grisly national news a few years before. Like […]

08 Feb 19
Dr. Daniel Schnee

Twilight Zone Quiz: Part Two (for more information, see Part One) 87). In “A Piano in the House”, where does Fitzgerald Fortune buy the enchanted piano? Throckmorton’s Curio Shop. The actor who played Fortune (Barry Morse) appeared in what 1970s sci-fi TV show? Space:1999. Which lead character in Space: 1999 also appeared in several Twilight […]

07 Feb 19
Ottawa Area Region - Quilts of Valour Canada

Hello my fellow QOVC quilters, Nancy Arbogast will be leaving us…okay only for a month while she travels someplace warmer than our dear Ottawa.  In the mean time, she asked me if I could take care of the blog!!!  Can you imagine?  Me using technology successfully (technology and I fight all the time!).  As a […]

07 Feb 19
shadowplay

I’m on a train from York which won’t let me upload pictures. The new edition of my column The Forgotten, however, is here. And where else are you going to see Tommy Udo, Mister Tibbs, the Glueman, Det. Milton Arbogast, Underdog and Giacomo Casanova all on the same battleship?

06 Feb 19
Forester Haynie

Over the last year, Catholic Dioceses from across the United States have released lists of known clergy sexual abusers. There’s no greater breach of trust than when someone in a position of power and authority sexually abuses someone. These acts have devastating effects on victims. Forester Haynie is an advocate for victims of clergy abuse […]

05 Feb 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
OAKLAND – A handful of NBA teams are making and fielding phone calls in hopes to acquire a star. The Warriors are simply waiting for the trade deadline to pass on Thursday to see which player might be available for their 15th and final roster spot. The reasons for why the Warriors general manager Bob Myers does not have to stay up all night this week entertaining and listening to trade proposals? They are pretty obvious. The Warriors (37-15) enter Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs (32-22) at Oracle Arena tied for the Western Conference’s best record after winning 12 of their past 13 games. They have five All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins. Their bench fills a decent amount of needs, including frontcourt defense (Kevon Looney), some wing hustle (Alfonzo McKinnie) and some veteran leadership (Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston). Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up! Still, the Warriors like to microanalyze their team. So even if they have a title-contending roster, they would still like to add some reinforcements so they can absorb some dents to their championship armor. So what will the Warriors do? The Warriors are not planning to make any trades before Thursday’s deadline. But they could fill their 15th and final roster spot with a player available in the buyout market. What would the Warriors prefer? “I don’t know. We’ll see who’s bought out, first of all. If it’s a player that makes sense to help us win a championship, then we’ll look at it,” Myers said. “Whether it’s a wing or a big, that’s hard to know right now. We’re still probably a week or so away from those things happening. But I do like that we’re healthy, so there’s no dire need for anything. But if we see a player that makes sense and can help us, we’ll pursue it. But right now, until the trade deadline is over, we’re not speculating who those guys could be.” The Warriors may not want to speculate so they can see who is on the market and react accordingly to any unexpected injuries. But we can speculate. So here are a list of possible buyout candidates and in-house candidates to fill the Warriors’ 15th roster spot. Want Warriors news delivered to your phone? Sign up for a free trial of Mark Medina’s Warriors text messaging service* * * (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Robin Lopez Lopez appeared like the best buyout candidate earlier in the season for numerous reasons. Cousins remained busy rehabbing his left Achilles tendon. Third-year center Damian Jones sustained a season-ending injury to his left pectoral muscle. Fourth-year forward Kevon Looney and second-year forward Jordan Bell had varying learning curves at the center spot. With Cousins both healthy and productive, that might temper the Warriors’ urgency in pursuing Lopez if he becomes available. “That’s helpful to give us more information,” Myers said of Cousins’ health and play. “But as we go through it, where do we feel like we might need help? Who might we be playing in the playoffs? Those factors, it’s a lot of guess-work, to be honest. Sometimes you just don’t know.” Therefore, Lopez would still be valuable to sign for insurance purposes to account for any unexpected setbacks Cousins experiences and to relieve his workload. Lopez has proven to fill various roles both with points (8.8 in his career), rebounds (5.3) and hustle plays without any complaint. He also could be handy if the Warriors face Philadelphia Sixers in the NBA Finals and need another big man to limit Joel Embiid. Still, the Bulls are reportedly intent on trading Lopez over negotiating a buyout. At least publicly, Lopez has also said he will not demand the Bulls to deal him. Wesley Matthews Perhaps the Knicks eventually sign Durant as a free agent this summer after the Kristaps Porzingis trade to Dallas cleared cap space for two max slots. For now, though, the Warriors could benefit from the deal in the short-term. Dallas traded Matthews, DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks to New York for Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke. But the Knicks could negotiate a buyout with Matthews, since New York is presumably hoping to maximize their odds at a lottery pick. If that happens, the Warriors at this point could use Matthews’ services more than leaning on a big man. The Warriors have yet to fill Patrick McCaw’s vacancy during his prolonged holdout and subsequent signing with the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors like Iguodala showing the playoff version of himself in the regular season as well as McKinnie’s hustle and occasional 3. Yet, the Warriors still could use some dependable outside shooting in case Curry and Thompson miss a game or one of their other reserves have an off night. An added bonus: Matthews is close friends with Cousins and was among the handful of former and current NBA players that offered perspective to him about their respective Achilles injuries. DeAndre Jordan The Warriors already wanted Jordan when they signed him a four-year, $43 million offer sheet in 2011, only for the Clippers to match their offer. Their needs for Jordan change this time around considering Cousins’ presence. Yes, Jordan would give them a lob threat as they did the previous two years with JaVale McGee. The Warriors would also have plenty of options in Cousins and Iguodala in crunchtime to avoid opponents performing “Hack a DJ” in crunch time. But Jordan could be most valuable because of his strong friendship with Durant. Perhaps Jordan’s friendliness and sense of humor keeps Durant happy this season and beyond with the Warriors.  Only problem: the Knicks reportedly plan on keeping Jordan for the same reasons. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Wayne Ellington Despite his steady shooting and professionalism that accounted for a career-high year last season, Ellingston has fallen out of the rotation because of the Heat’s depth chart. Therefore, Ellington has told reporters he would not rule out asking for a trade or buyout. It appears unclear how likely the Heat do that. But he would be a steal. Ellington fits the Warriors’ professional culture. He is an efficient 3-point shooter. He is considered a solid two-way player. He rarely makes any glaring mistakes. Dewayne Dedmon The Warriors have liked how Looney has adjusted to a new role once again — this time to accommodate Cousins’ return. Still, Looney appears a long ways away from developing a consistent jump shot. And Dedmon can offer that as well as defense and athleticism. The Hawks appear likely part to part ways with Dedmon since they are in rebuilding mode. So perhaps Atlanta GM and former Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk gives his former employer a nice gift. But, the Hawks could probably land some assets for him. The Sixers are reportedly one of them. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) Damion Lee Perhaps the Warriors just do nothing during buyout season. In a move that could save on luxury taxes and the integration process, the Warriors could sign one of their two-way players to a regular-season contract. Myers said that Lee has been “pretty good” after averaging 5.0 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from deep in 11.9 minutes through 17 appearances. If the Warriors opt for this route, it would not happen right away. Per NBA rules, players on two-way contracts can spend up to 45 days with their NBA team during the G-League’s regular season (which ends on March 24). Lee has logged 26 days of service. And once the G-League season ends, Lee can stay on the Warriors’ regular-season roster up through their finale against Memphis on April 10. The Warriors would have to use their final slot for Lee, though, if they want him for the playoffs. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Marcus Derrickson The Warriors also signed Derricks a two-way contract so the same terms apply as they do to Lee. Derrickson, who has had 16 days of service so far, has averaged 2.8 points on 40 percent shooting in 5.6 minutes through eight appearances. The Warriors like Derrickson’s positional versatility. But the odds do not appear in his favor given his scant playing time. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) Kendrick Nunn The Warriors considered Nunn for a regular-season roster spot, but gave the nod to McKinnie because of his hustle, rebounding and outside shooting. Since then, Nunn has averaged 19.4 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from 3 in 33 games with Santa Cruz. Any callup likely hinges on the Warriors’ inability to find any available wing players on the buyout market. WARRIORS HQ PODCAST: Be sure to visit our podcast page at mercurynews.com. You can also get notified of new episodes on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher and SoundCloud.* * * Follow Bay Area News Group Warriors beat writer Mark Medina on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]