Staff Writers

22 May 19
This Is Moscato Life

(TIML FOOD 4 THOUGHT) Beginning June 8, literary supporters will be able to indulge in a series of diverse panels that’ll highlight books and passages essential to everyday life. The Bronx Book Festival‘s series of events, scheduled to take place at Fordham Plaza & Fordham University, features authors from different genres gathering in one area to […]

22 May 19
The Denver Post
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. “As a ‘Michigan Man’ I know the place our program has in college basketball and I embrace the chance to build onto that history and lead us to championships both in the Big Ten and national level,” Howard said. “We will continue to develop young men on the court, in the classroom and in the community that our fan base will continue to be proud of.” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel, in his first major move in three years in charge of the department, is giving the Miami Heat assistant coach his first shot at being a head coach other than during the NBA’s summer league. “We have found someone with high integrity, great character and a coach who has unbelievable knowledge of the game of basketball,” Manuel said. “Juwan has proven himself to be a tremendous leader, a wonderful communicator and a developer of talent. We couldn’t have asked for a better role model for the young men in our program. We are excited to welcome back a member of the family to Ann Arbor.” He replaces John Beilein, who left to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. Howard helped Michigan reach the national championship game twice, playing alongside Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. The school later removed the Fab Five’s Final Four banners from Crisler Arena as part of self-imposed sanctions that stemmed from one of the NCAA’s largest financial scandals. A federal investigation revealed now-deceased booster Ed Martin gave Webber and three non-Fab Five players more than $600,000. The NCAA forced the school to dissociate from the former players involved until 2013. The saga stained the university and basketball program, leading to many years of struggles. “Juwan wasn’t a part of that,” Jackson told AP in a telephone interview. “He was never involved. And despite being part of the Fab Five, which is tied to Ed Martin, Juwan embodies the professionalism and positivity that Michigan represents across the world.” Beilein became the leader Michigan needed, running the program without a hint of controversy and bringing the school back to the national title game in 2013 and 2018. The Wolverines also won two Big Ten season championships — accomplishments the Fab Five never achieved — along with a pair of conference tournament titles while becoming the school’s all-time winningest coach. Although Howard doesn’t have ties to Michigan’s recent history with Beilein, his connection to the school is significant. Howard’s hiring may bring a wave of excitement with endorsements from former teammates such as Webber and Rose along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. His coaching experience in the NBA also makes him an attractive coach for top prospects. Howard had been a candidate to be a head coach in the NBA, including at Cleveland coincidently. The 46-year-old Howard, who is from Chicago, played at Michigan for three seasons before Washington drafted him No. 5 overall in 1994. The two-time NBA champion with the Heat and one-time All-Star averaged 13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists during his career that ended after the 2012-13 season. Howard went into coaching after retiring as a player, starting as an assistant coach focused on player development with the Heat being promoted to an assistant coach with one of the franchises he played for during his 19-year career. The Heat had long been bracing for Howard to move up in the coaching ranks. They knew Howard’s longtime goal has been an NBA job, but understood that if Michigan ever called, he would have to take a long look at the opportunity. “I’m happy for Juwan, Jenine and his family, and feel he is deserving of this opportunity to coach at the University of Michigan,” Heat president Pat Riley said. “He is going back to a school and a conference in which he is revered. I think it is a great step forward for him and the university, and I wish him nothing but the best, because that’s what he’s given us.” Howard was extremely popular in the Heat locker room as a player — he was a mentor of sorts during Miami’s Big Three era with Wade, James and Chris Bosh — and getting him the long-elusive championship ring was a major motivation source for those teams. “Juwan is an absolute star as a person, player and coach,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I feel he is more than ready. He is a terrific leader and mentor, which translates very well to the collegiate level. While we are losing a valuable member of our staff and a great friend, I am happy for him and his family. He will forever be a champion and part of the Heat family and I am excited to see him take the next step.” Howard was the first member of the Fab Five to commit to play at Michigan and he later recruited Webber, Rose, King and Jackson to join him. “He’s the forefather of the Fab Five,” Jacksons aid. “Now, look at his resume: two Final Fours, an Elite Eight and NBA champion. He’s also a great man, who went back to get his degree after being in the NBA and that says a lot about him. He’s always been focused and determined and widely respected.” ___ AP Sports Writers Tim Reynolds and Noah Trister contributed to this report.
22 May 19
Boulder Daily Camera
Daniel Johnson: Boulder should reconsider flood mitigation plan I encourage the Boulder City Council to reevaluate its recent decision on CU South flood mitigation. The headline in Tuesday’s Camera stated that the University of Colorado had rejected the Council’s Variant 1 500-year proposal. I am concerned that the Council did not propose Variant 2 500-year, which was recommended by city staff, the Water Resources Advisory Board, and an engineering firm and was previously agreed upon by CU. I am a civil engineer with 45 years of water resources experience and was a member of the WRAB from 2012 to 2017. In 2015 the WRAB, staff, and Council evaluated many options and selected Option D to proceed. Option D is very similar to Variant 2 500-year. After more than four years, the project is still in dispute, and so much time and money has been wasted. Apparently the Council objects to an engineering issue in Variant 2 500-year. The Council needs to understand that engineering issues will be identified, addressed and mitigated as the design proceeds from the current preliminary status through analyses, detail evaluation and final design. The Council should adopt Variant 2 500-year, because we know the next flood will happen, but we don’t know when. Daniel Johnson Boulder Mardee Kayser: Consider a modest library card fee I agree with letter writer Doug Hamilton that a fully funded library is a valuable community asset, and I question why the city of Boulder can’t find space in the general budget to support it. Further, Hamilton’s point about the pending large hits to property tax bills, just based on the recently increased assessments, is true (because the mill levies absolutely never get lowered) and adding another 4 mills for a library district will worsen the blow. And why should only those who pay property taxes be tasked with the burden of supporting the library? I’m sure they are not the only ones using the facilities. For those reasons, I will not support a measure to raise property taxes for a special library district. So how about an alternative? I’d be curious to know how much money could be raised simply by imposing a modest fee, say $25 annually, as the cost for a library card? How many registered patrons would it take? Those who don’t have a need to check out items can still use the library as much as they want for free. I will note that there are other sorts of pay-to-play programs in place already around here — rec center passes, open space tags are a couple I can think of that are at least partially funded by user fees. Online payment portals are a whole lot cheaper to administer than all the layers of bureaucracy we will get with the special library district. Mardee Kayser Boulder Paul Alter: Ideas that could help improve transportation in Boulder A few suggestions for the Boulder Transportation Division and City Council in regards to traffic and transportation in Boulder: • Provide free local bus transportation. Longmont, working with RTD, has been doing this for years. The report I have from Longmont is a couple of years old, but after starting this program they saw a 300% increase in local ridership. • Review the routes and schedules. For example, for our neighborhood there’s only one bus route nearby. I can walk about a mile to have access to other routes, but by the time I do that and then catch a bus, it’s not all that practical. There are some people who can’t make that journey. And if the buses run only every 30 minutes to an hour, and with limited weekend and evening schedules, that doesn’t make them all that useful. • Light rail from Boulder to Denver. Where to put it? Most of it can go on those vastly underutilized HOV lanes. Already set in concrete, just lay down some tracks and build a few stations with pedestrian overpasses. Other cities figured that out decades ago. All of these, of course, cost money. Rarely is anything free. But given the importance and focus of transportation in Boulder these seem like good investments. I like riding the bus. But if the bus isn’t convenient enough I’m going to resort to my car, even when I’d prefer not to. Paul Alter Boulder
22 May 19
Summit News

By Aakash Baliga Staff Writer We all love good movies, and Video Production takes you into the exciting world of how to produce your own small movie! Intro to Video Production is an introductory course taught by Vincent Nelson at Summit Tahoma, where students can learn and explore the basics of producing and analyzing films. […]

22 May 19
Summit News

By Omar El-Bandrawy and Caden Vu Staff Writers Stage Combat is a performing arts class that allows students to step out of their comfort zone with the respect of their peers and their teacher. This class teaches students about how fight scenes in movies and plays are done without endangering actors, but this isn’t the […]

22 May 19
All Things IC

The independent and freelance world is filled with people talking about the need to hustle. Today I have a guest post for you by Comms Consultant Liz Halliday who is here to share thoughts on Bank Holiday working. I’m curious to know if this resonates with you, particularly if you’re a Comms Consultant, do let […]

22 May 19
WNY News Now

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School will soon have a new principal. The Jamestown Board of Education appointed Dr. Rosemary Bradley as the new Jamestown High School principal during Wednesday’s board of education meeting. Dr. Bradley will assume the role effective July 1, 2019. Current principal, Dr. Mike McElrath, begins his duties as the principal at […]

22 May 19
FOX2now.com

The new episode of MasterChef Jr. that was scheduled to Tuesday, May 21, 2019, was preempted due to severe thunderstorms.  That episode will now air Saturday, May 25, an 4:00pm, on FOX 2. The episode will feature the young cooks taking over Michelin Star Los Angeles restaurant Melisse.

22 May 19
STORIES BY XPANTHER

Feature Writer: Amanda / Feature Title: Hidden Desires, Awakened Powers / Copyright: This story is copyright Amanda 2003 © please do not reproduce this work without my prior approval as it is close to my heart / Author’s Notes: This story contains sexual situations that should not be read by anyone who is either not […]

22 May 19
What Is Content Blogging

Article writer-Grady Ogle Being a single proprietor is quite challenging, and also revenues come to be also harder. Being in the placement to pick the correct means to market on your own is a very uncommon ability. You need to be in tune to what jobs and also what does not in your sector if […]

22 May 19
STORIES BY XPANTHER

Feature Writer: Shadow_Incubus / Feature Title: Lord of Sins – Chapter 2 / Story Codes: Erotic Horror / Synopsis: Demonic lord conquers elven kingdom /   Lord of Sins – Chapter 2 A wizard sat at his desk in his library. Never before had he written such a difficult letter. Every stoke of his quill […]

22 May 19
Summit News

By Amanda Ahn and Justice White Staff Writers Multimedia Political Journalism is a course where students can learn and experience what it is like to be part of a working newsroom. Students learn teamwork, gain interviewing skills, and learn how to meet deadlines. Over the Expeditions courses, students in this class are given time to […]

22 May 19
The Washingteenian

By Muhammad Sodagar, Staff Writer. The point that “THE CATCHER IN THE RYE” is a very popular, famous and good-selling book is that the book is about a teenager and everyone would be a teenager. There is a little possibility that you become a butcher at all, but you had been, would be or you […]

22 May 19
Touchdown Wire

Ah, Saturdays. The day for sleeping in, or getting those yard chores done, working yourself into a college football coma, or taking the kids to the little league games of their choice and enjoying the sun (hopefully). But at the best time of every year–that’s NFL playoff season, of course–Saturday is also full of professional […]