Walker Turner

17 Feb 19
djcoilrugby

The Seattle Seawolves have sold out the match against the Toronto Arrows on Sunday, February 17 at Starfire Sports. Any resold tickets will need to be found on StubHub. The match kickoff is at 5 pm PST (8 pm EST) and is being broadcast on ESPN+, Root Sports, and on Game TV. In Toronto, there […]

17 Feb 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
Some years ago, I wrote about my choices for the ten best legal movies. And then, a few years later, I added a second list of ten. With Oscar night only a week away, it seems like the perfect time to add yet a third set. Most of these are “legal movies” in the sense that, say, Raiders of the Lost Ark is about religion . . . or archaeology. Counting down from No. 10: 10. The Wrong Man. (1956) Alfred Hitchcock had a lifelong fear of the police, tracing back to an incident when his father had him “arrested” as a child and locked in a jail cell to “teach him a lesson.” It did, but not the one father intended. This movie is the dramatization of a true story (with Hitchcock introducing the film onscreen) about a musician (Henry Fonda) who bore an uncanny resemblance to a real armed robber. 9. Legally Blonde. (2001) Improbable comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as a status-conscious sorority president who follows her former boyfriend to Harvard Law School out of spite and then discovers that she has a knack for all that legal stuff. For a comedy, the courtroom scenes are surprisingly realistic — right down to her Prada shoes. 8. Body Heat. (1981) William Hurt plays a sleazy Florida attorney drawn into a relationship with a woman named Maddie Walker (Kathleen Turner in her debut role). Hurt’s character is primarily in it for lust, while Walker is driven much more by greed. But for someone who supposedly has a higher-than-normal body temperature, Walker is as cold as ice inside. 7. A Covenant with Death. (1967) George Maharis is a young Hispanic judge in the mid-1920s, faced with a man convicted of his wife’s murder who accidentally kills the hangman during his failed execution. Then the wife’s real murderer confesses. Now what to do? Maharis was miscast, but his solution to the dilemma is intriguing. 6. I Want to Live! (1958) A surprisingly gritty movie for the 1950s, starring Susan Hayward as accused murderess Barbara Graham, and which won Hayward an Oscar. Graham was in effect tried twice — once in the press (which dubbed her “Bloody Babs”) and once in the courtroom — for the murder of an elderly woman. The film follows her from her days as a San Francisco prostitute to her appointment across the bay in San Quentin’s gas chamber. 5. The Fortune Cookie. (1965) The first teaming of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Lemmon is a cameraman supposedly injured while filming a pro football game. Matthau is ambulance chaser “Whiplash Willie,” who convinces Lemmon to pursue a big money lawsuit, managing single-handedly to dissipate all the good will for attorneys that Atticus Finch had earned just three years before. 4. A Cry in the Dark. (1988) Harrowing true story of Lindy Chamberlain (Meryl Streep), who was accused of killing her infant daughter during a camping trip, while Chamberlain steadfastly insisted the child had been carried off by a dingo — an Australian wild dog. Religious prejudice likely played a part in her conviction — until unexpected new evidence appeared. Most importantly, though, the film added yet another accent to Ms. Streep’s repertoire. 3. In Cold Blood. (1965) Truman Capote’s “non-fiction novel” about two men who drove the length of Kansas to rob a farm family but ended up killing them instead. It starred former child star Robert Blake as the more explosive of the pair. In an eerie follow-up, Blake himself was accused (though acquitted) of killing his own wife. Much of the story was covered, from the author’s own perspective, in the 2005 biopic, Capote. 2. The Paper Chase. (1973) John Jay Osborn’s bestseller about student James Hart’s year as a “1L” (i.e., a first year law student at Harvard) and his confrontations with the intimidating contracts teacher, Prof. Kingsfield (John Houseman). The movie loses some credibility when Hart has a fling with Kingsfield’s daughter. Still, the film’s most important contribution was undoubtedly bringing stage actor Houseman, late in his life, out of obscurity and making him a familiar figure in movies, television, and even commercials. 1. 10 Rillington Place. (1971) Sadly neglected film that tells the story of British serial killer John Christie (Richard Attenborough) who lured women to his eponymous London flat beginning in World War II with claims he could cure respiratory ailments, and instead killed them with the toxic coal gas most Londoners used for heating. It’s also perhaps the best argument against the death penalty since, well, “I Want to Live!” because Christie threw investigators off his trail for years by framing his hapless neighbor (played by the late John Hurt). And honestly — it’s just a coincidence that more than half of these are based on true stories. Frank Zotter, Jr. is a Ukiah attorney.
17 Feb 19
Good records at reasonable prices

Please COMMENT with artist AND ALBUM TITLE and the word SOLD to buy. I will reply comment to confirm and then message or email you later to finalise the sale. M = Media, S = Sleeve. Postage $10 for 1 (including record mailer), whatever Australia Post charges for more to your location from 2043, or […]

17 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

The Champlain Valley Union Bank is responding to a Harper Mead 3-Point in the fourth quarter of a 49-40 victory at St. Johnsbury Academy on Tuesday, January 8th. (Photo11: Paul Hayes / The Caledonian Record) HINESBURG – Efficient shoot-out in the first half and equal hits saw Champlain Valley finish defending champions St. Johnsbury for […]

17 Feb 19
mjbreviewers

  Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 17th, 2019.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so  many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for […]

17 Feb 19
MVP Sports Talk

Continuing along with the top ten lists, let’s take a look at third base. This position is stacked with some of the game’s premier talents, which made this list so difficult to make.  The fact that two former MVP winners don’t even make the top five speaks to the amount of talent on this list. […]

16 Feb 19
I AM LISTENING

Simon & Garfunkel The Sound Of Silence (Single Version) 1965 Skid Row Wasted Time 1991 Tool Sober 1993 Jason Isbell Elephant 2013 Kent Mannen I Den Vita Hatten (16 år senare) 2005 Sons Of Bill Never Saw It Coming 2009 Placebo Every You Every Me 1998 Guns N’ Roses Estranged 1991 The Smashing Pumpkins Disarm 1993 Ultravox Hymn 1982 Lee Hazlewood The Night Before 1970 Bruce Springsteen Downbound Train 1984 Metallica For Whom the Bell Tolls 1984 REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving […]

16 Feb 19
Merlin's Musings

Spoiler Alert! Between Gotham and The Gifted, this was a pretty potent week. More so on The Gifted as disaster strikes again, ever harder and harder. Gotham was pretty pointed, but it also felt like… I dunno, maybe like things were rushed or someone was resting on their laurels of how epic they are, so […]

16 Feb 19

Team effort has been the name of the game, as Utah continues to pick up wins, despite so many injuries and call-ups.

16 Feb 19
High Velocity Sport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Long after his playing days ended, his presence still seems everlasting and omnipresent, rising above the state that raised him and especially here in the city that worships him. Michael Jordan remains the dominant basketball symbol in Charlotte, the jump man with legs that still soar and straddle, and that’s precisely the […]

16 Feb 19
African/ American History Channel

Brief History of Black Women in the Military Written by: Kathryn Sheldon, former CuratorWomen In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc.history@womensmemorial.org American women have participated in defense of this nation in both war and peacetime. Their contributions, however, have gone largely unrecognized and unrewarded. While women in the United States Armed Forces share a […]

16 Feb 19
Charlotte Donnelly

Hoo, boy, am I a little late with this post! After I finished the 24 in 48 Readathon at the end of January, I decided to take a little break—which turned into a longer break than I’d been expecting. I did get a bunch of books read last month, thanks to the readathon, but not […]

16 Feb 19
Making A Scene!

Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot Show! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. An Indie Blues double shot of artists who embrace the diversity of the blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. These […]

16 Feb 19
Nora Phoenix

New releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! This week’s list is bad ass, haha. Seriously, get ready to start clicking! All deals are valid today, Saturday, February 16, in the US and most of the time the UK, but they may not be valid tomorrow or in all Amazon stores. Please check the […]

16 Feb 19
South Georgia Matmen

South Georgia Matmen staff report MACON — Among area Class 1A teams, the big guys rule the pool. Or mat. Something. Irwin junior 220 DJ Lundy and Turner senior 285 Zion Blackshear ran the gauntlet of matches in the 1A state traditional tournament Thursday and Friday, and both will now battle for state championships at […]