Memories: Molecules, monkeys, or mercy?

first_img Reply May 11, 2020 at 4:10 am Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. May 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Wow, you guys make me wonder in your perception and wonderful grasp of the spiritual Judith. Our God is the maker, the creator, the I AM, of our lives and He is the master of order. The devil is already defeated in his plan of confusion and disorder. Thank you dear friends, and God bless you all, Chaz May 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm charles towne Reply charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate May 10, 2020 at 7:52 pm Ahhhhh, yes, monkey memories are etched into everyone’s mind aren’t they? Somehow we shove them into the back of the closet and hope they stay put. We only want to cherish the best of thoughts. But, when we really let our mind wander we see how all memories make us into what we have become. Without all of them, we would just be a partial person.Let’s hold dear the fact that we have had opportunities to make memories throughout our lives…AND that we still have the capability to remember them.That in itself, is a true blessing.Thanks Chuck!God bless and protect us all. Memories are encased in bubbles of emotions….high emotions related to good and bad (primarily trauma related), prevent the brain from letting go and processing. Thanks God for my memories wrapped in Love….my father, my grandparents…..will live in those memories for the rest of my days! InspirationBy Charles Towne                        MEMORY: Something remembered from the past; a recollection; the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experiences. (Webster)Memories are funny things.There are good memories, lots of good memories in a lifetime that we love to recall, retell, and long to relive… at least in our heads. And there are not-so-good memories, the ones that would best be forgotten. (Except, people being people with their own stash of memories, tend to remember things about you that you wish they didn’t!)And then there are those memories that nobody wants. Like this pandemic. This is a memory nobody is going to look back on with fondness. Quite the opposite. In regards to this damnable thing that is dragging its slimy presence through our streets, we will wish that our forgetter was better than our rememberer.But, even though this memory won’t likely be a good one, we learn from our memories… don’t we? And the learning affects the kind of memories we’ll make going forward, and therefore affect what we will remember after… that will then look different than the memories we would have had, before…if we hadn’t learned from the first set of memories. (Confused yet?)Memories affect everything!When you think about it… I mean, when you get right down to it… life is made up of memories. And if that is the case… if so much is built on our memories, good and bad… I’ve gotta ask:What the dickens are memories made of?!Are they made of the stuff of clouds?  Nah, I don’t reckon that could be the case. But just what are they?  What sort of molecules are memories made of?  And if not molecules, then what?We are told that everything is made of molecules, even gas. But how can that be?  I can see you, and yet I can’t see a molecule. And if I can’t see a molecule, I shouldn’t be able to see you… right?  But I CAN see you… I think… maybe…?Maybe they are composed of a mysterious, noncombustible gas. Which would be a good thing, the noncombustible part especially. Otherwise you might be sitting there in the restaurant with your spouse, peacefully eating dinner when, KABOOM! You have a memory and your head explodes.  Embarrassing, right?! Not to mention fatal. Definitely noncombustible gas.Some memories are wild, some are domesticated, but none are housebroken. They are all apt to make a mess now and then, because no two people look at any memory in the same way… which can get you into trouble.Maybe memories are more like monkeys, now that I think of it. Monkeys that don’t like to be caged.Many years ago a monkey moved into my mother’s house.  It was just one of your generic, nondescript monkeys… until the day it went stark-raving-bonkers-crazy MAD and evicted mama and two of my sibs from the house! The sheriff was called and the monkey – that cute berserk monkey – went to wherever it is berserk monkeys go when the sheriff is called… and peace finally reigned again.There are times when the monkeys of our minds – our thoughts – run amok and cause us all sort of problems. Like monkeys on the loose. Especially the kind of monkey-thoughts we really wish weren’t there at all. Like those ugly, unwanted memories that destroy our self esteem and leave us feeling unworthy of love and feeling less than adequate. I reckon that may be the reason there is so much madness in the world. Monkey-memories getting out and wreaking havoc on us.I wonder if maybe God knew this would happen sometimes.Maybe that’s why He made sure some verses were penned to keep us focused on better truths, to help us make better memories… and therefore live better lives that we would want to remember. Verses that, like the good sheriff above who saved my mama, saves us too and allows peace to reign again. Verses like,Psalms 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my mind be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”And Philippians 4:18 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.And throughout the Bible, our Papa God counters our mad monkey-thoughts with the truths of His heart, of His own thoughts and memories he has of us. Psalms 139 comes to mind (through these mysterious memories of mine) where it says He “knows” us (v1) and that we are “wonderfully made” (v14). John 3:16 says that he “loves” us. In Isaiah He calls us “precious” (43:4), and “treasured” (Deut 7:6), and says we are His “workmanship”, which is correctly translated as His “poem” (Eph. 2:10)! God’s poem!!And even when we mess up and create monkey-memories of our own – sometimes by accident, and sometimes on purpose – you know the ones I’m talking about, the ones we live to regret when we remember them – even when we do this, our wonderful Papa God promises to forget them! He forgives us when we ask, and forgets them. Papa God, who can do anything with His memories, promises He will forget our sins, and more than that, He tells us that He will cast our sins… our mistakes, our goof-ups… into the depths of the sea, beyond even His recall, and remember them no more. That is wonderful, don’t you think?Memories are funny things.But with Papa God, even the mysterious, molecular, monkey-kind of memories can be transformed to some of the sweetest ones you’d ever wish to have.Dear Papa God, thank you for creating us the way you have with rational thought (though some reading this may wonder about the whole rational thought thing, lol). Thank you for enabling us to believe in molecules, even though we can’t see them (I think that is called science-based faith, isn’t it?). Thank you Papa for giving us the ability to believe in your love, and your goodness, in your mercy, and healing power. Thank you for gifting us with the ability to see that same potential for goodness in your children… and… in ourselves too, even though it might take us a little more time to see what you see. Thank you Papa God, for all of it. In Jesus’ Holy name I ask it, Amen charles towne May 10, 2020 at 8:40 am Dear CSG, YES, and it is an absolute fact that so often those ugly, vicious “Mad Monkey Memories” come awake at the most inopportune times, but as inconvenient as they may be we do learn from them don’t we? May God Bless you always, Chaz May 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm May 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm May 11, 2020 at 6:34 pm May 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm Thank God for memories. Yes, there are those mad-monkey versions that are best left repressed but you have to learn to take the good with the not so good. When one of those mad-monkey memories resurrects itself it may be just what is needed to keep from repeating a not so wise decision. I remember several conversations at my 50th high school reunion last year that began with “hey, do you remember when …” and oh what fun conversations ensued. Keep them coming Chuck and keep us thinking beyond ourselves. Stay safe my friend. charles towne Don, you are greatly blessed to have had that special time. I like that you referred to Betty as your “special” friend, because in truth that is what she was. The word tells us that ‘it is not good for man to be alone” Even thought we don’t have our wives with us now but that it is a temporary situation a blessed truth. Bless you my friend, Chaz Richard May 12, 2020 at 1:35 am Leo Reply Mike, I am so very appreciative of you all. You keep me growing, and becoming better than I could ever be on my own. I like the idea of putting a name to those negative, destructive, debilitating, MAD MONKEY MEMORIES! None of us can achieve our full potential on our own, no, it takes all of us to make one of us to the fullness of perfection that Papa God calls us to. When I consider all of the comments, all of the responses, all of the constructive thought provoking ideas you all plant I am overwhelmed. God bless you all, Chaz May 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm charles towne charles towne Reply charles towne Herbert, my goal is to give all something to think about as well as bring pleasure o our troubled times. Bless you and yours always chaz Ah, my friend, I do love when you delve into science and/or philosophy! As a scientist you are an amazingly skilled nature writer!Let me begin, first everything is NOT made of molecules, only compound substances are, like water, steel,the smell of rotting eggs! I believe you meant atoms, but then, what are atoms made of? In the final analysis it is all made of energy and memory is tiny packets of energy called quanta, perceived by our senses and sent to our brains where the energy packets are encoded and stored in our neural cells for later retrieval. This marvelous system was designed by a power much greater than we can even imagine now!Second, the monkeys! I am sure you have heard about the room full of monkeys and typewriters eventually producing Shakespeare’s plays but that is a mathematical concept, your memory monkeys are a philosophical one! I believe there is truth in your construct but maybe of a different sort. Those destructive faces were put onto our memories by a force that wishes us nothing good. The evil one has spent millennia whispering in our ears until we unconsciously believe him. I think our best weapon here is faith and the certainty of God’s love for us. He sent his only son to die for us so we must be worth quite a bit!Sorry this is so long but I have been cooped up for a while now!Keep up the good work and may all the blessings of heaven be yours! Mike McFadden Wow Charlitos !!! Memories … You said that and it reminds me my childhood in my GrandPa’s Farms : riding horses, milking cows, playing w/pigs, in the pool even dressed cowboys and back to ride horses or the tractor … Everywhere as wilds boys !!!Memories is like albums that move you to those beautiful moments. Never come back again, But ARE OURS !!!GOD Bless YoU Little Bro !!! Hmm, “bubbles of emotions” I wonder NH? Could it be more than that? Some of us have very few good memories, far more mad monkey memories than are reasonable! Could it be that a loving God prevails and touches us and we respond and in the responding the mad monkeys are finally silenced so what we see is what God knows what that we need. Just a thought. Bless you, Chaz Reply nh Reply Sure enjoyed the article May 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm May 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm Ar last, a language I recognize and understand! You are truly “a great communicator” Reply Richard, my wise friend, my friend full of wise stuff, my wise and sort of clever buddy, I appreciate your exterpationarialy shallyburph and clever dissertation on the consternationarially constipation of spatial fragnamitionarially flim flammery in regards to whatever you stepped in. Remember, it is better fairly to be safe than sorry, I think, Chaz Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Richard Please enter your name here May 11, 2020 at 12:06 am Mike McFadden makes a good point – mad-monkey memories are important. They prevent us from repeating “not so wise decisions.” Our Creator’s promises that you site are reassuring: Psalms 139 He “knows” us (v1) and that we are “wonderfully made” (v14). John 3:16 says that he “loves” us. In Isaiah He calls us “precious” (43:4), and “treasured” (Deut 7:6), and says we are His “workmanship”, which is correctly translated as His “poem” (Eph. 2:10)! God’s poem!! Only a weak and miserable parent will reject a child – our Creator divinely loves us. We are blessed creations. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply May 10, 2020 at 8:32 pm Reply Herbert Weissman Don Young Reply charles towne 18 COMMENTS Reply And this Richard is somethang we can dissertationally agree on with unequivocal and boliminous and farthingill of purloined fish bladders! The brillincillioncenenceimoneyessence of the moons thidshralldonminonce of relative agnocitimpounceness and some is beyond our ability to percieve as factimoniance and shillingtoniance to the unth degree of a purplegreen san could possibly, oh my do! Chaz Reply CSG charles towne During the last 50 years I remember taking care of a wife that all the doctors said could only live for about three more days! Instead she lived for an extra 50 more years, while all the doctors she had slowly died away. During those years of care-giving I remember most what it was like to make a friend of one special person! One that I will never forget and some day will met again in a place called Heaven. I think you know who I am remembering Chuck. God Bless You! Reply TAGSCharles TowneForgivenessGod’s LoveHumorInspirationMemoriesSelf-EsteemSelf-Worth Previous articleA menu fit for a Mother’s Day celebration, complete with recipesNext articleLooking back on Mother’s Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Oh Leonardo, those are all good memories! It is so wonderful that the farm is still as you knew it in the perfect eyes of your memories. How sweet is that? As a boy growing up on Grandpa’s farm those memories will always be with you. May Papa God always be with you and hold you close and comfort you my friend, Chaz May 10, 2020 at 9:47 am Reply May 11, 2020 at 11:04 pm Please enter your comment! Reply Reply Judith Hankeslast_img read more

96 people charged in Texas marriage fraud scheme to get Green Cards

first_imgPattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(HOUSTON) — Nearly 100 people in Texas have been indicted on federal marriage fraud charges, in a scheme allegedly aimed at securing U.S. Green Cards for Vietnamese nationals, according to officials.The alleged ringleader of the scheme, Houston resident Ashley Yen Nguyen, had associates operating throughout Texas and Vietnam, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a press release. The indictment, which names 96 people, was filed on April 30 in the Southern District of Texas, but it remains under seal.The suspected criminal organization allegedly created 150 sham marriages in the past six years, ABC Houston station KTRK-TV reported.“Marriage fraud is a serious crime,” USCIS Houston Director Tony Bryson said in the statement. “This indictment reveals how successful our working relationships are with our law enforcement and intelligence partners when it comes to investigating marriage fraud. USCIS remains steadfast in our commitment to ensuring national security, public safety and the integrity of the immigration system.”Each “beneficiary spouse” allegedly paid Nguyen between $50,000 to $70,000 to obtain full U.S. permanent resident status, according to the ICE statement. The agreements allegedly dictated that individuals would pay an additional amount for each benefit he or she received, such as admission into the U.S., conditional U.S. permanent resident status an, finally, full U.S. permanent resident status.The organizers allegedly went so far as to prepare fake wedding albums that included photographs, the statement said.The suspects also allegedly provided false tax, utility and employment information to USCIS, it said.Several individuals also allegedly acted as guides for those who traveled from Vietnam to petition for residency in the United States, according to ICE. The guides acted “under the guise” that they were meeting their fiances, but they were actually “beneficiary spouses paying the criminal organization to circumvent U.S. law,” the statement said.The couples involved in the fraudulent marriages did not live together and did not intend to do so, “contrary to the official documents and statements they submitted” to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Houston, the statement said.“The spouses only met briefly, usually immediately before they obtained their marriage license, or not at all,” the statement read.Attorney Trang Le Nguyen was also charged with preparing paperwork associated with at least one of the fraudulent marriages and allegedly instructed a witness who provided information to law enforcement to “go into hiding” and not travel by air, according to ICE. That attorney was charged with obstructing and impeding the due administration of justice and tampering with a witness. ABC News could not immediately reach an attorney for her.The indictment remains sealed for those who have been charged but are not yet in custody, according to ICE. It includes 47 counts of marriage fraud, 50 counts of mail fraud, 51 counts of immigration fraud and 51 counts of false statements under oath in a matter relating to the registry of undocumented immigrants, according to ICE’s statement.The charges — conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud and tampering with a witness, victim or informant — all carry possible 20-year federal prison sentences, the release said.On Monday, several family members of some of those indicted trickled in and out of court, according to KTRK-TV.Marc Carter, the attorney for the alleged ringleader, Nyugen, told KTRK-TV that his client was included in the indictment “because she’s helped people.”“The government in these detention hearings always try to make these salacious kind of statements and arguments,” Carter told KTRK. “They were also making a point to let the judge know she is a naturalized citizen that is somehow less than someone born here.”A federal judge ruled that Nyugen was a flight risk, and she is being held, as is her husband, according to KTRK-TV. Nyugen’s daughter was released after posting a bond, KTRK-TV reported.Carter did not immediately answer ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Armed & Dangerous:’ South Florida Woman Triggers Lockdown At Columbine

first_imgThis is a developing story. Authorities in Colorado are searching for 18 year old Sol Pais from Surfside after she traveled to the Denver area and made threats against Columbine High School on Monday.Police officials deemed the threat to be ‘credible’ and more than 20 Denver area schools, including Columbine, were put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.Information on Pais is limited other than that she attended Miami Beach High School and was last spotted in the foothills west of Denver.She is considered armed and extremely dangerous and her motive for traveling to Colorado is unknown.Police from several Miami-Dade agencies were seen outside of a home in Surfside that is said to be connected to Pais.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact authorities.COLORADO: The FBI is looking for Sol Pais, 18, in connection with a potential threat in the Denver metropolitan-area. She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous. Call the FBI tipline at (303) 630-6227 if seen. (Source: Jefferson Co. Sheriff)— U.S. Emergency Alert (@ENSAlerts) April 16, 2019last_img read more

Pioneering golf event is breaking down the barriers

first_img14 Nov 2016 Pioneering golf event is breaking down the barriers A unique golf programme set up to help disabled people access the sport has been hailed a success. The Beacon Centre, the Black Country’s leading sight loss charity, teamed up with the Mark Butler Golf Academy in Sedgley to launch the pan disability golf programme. The two organisations have been working together for more than two years to help those living with sight loss to try golf. After three successful ‘introduction to golf’ courses the charity and the golf academy, working closely with England Golf, wrote a golf programme to work with the visually impaired as well as other disabilities. A total of 24 players from the Black Country, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire took part in the programme which culminated in the BeaconButler Challenge Cup, which was based around the Ryder Cup format with players split into Europe and America teams. It finished in a draw with both teams scoring 93 points – and next year’s campaign is already being planned. The charity’s Innovations Development and Funding Officer, Annamarie Balram, said: “Our golf programme has been a huge success enabling participants to socially engage with others as well as improve their health and well-being and giving them access to a sport that may have been deemed inaccessible in the past. “The programme has built confidence and independence with many of the participants becoming members of the golf academy. Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager, said: “It is great to see the strength of partnership between the Beacon Centre and their local facility at the Mark Butler Academy. The event has not only provided a target for many of the golfers involved but also raised awareness of what can be possible for disabled people, regardless of their disability.   “The friendly rivalry between the counties involved also created a great social side before, during and after the event with golf, as always, offering the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.” The BeaconButler Challenge Cup was supported by PGA professionals Mark Butler and Adam Robinson of the Mark Butler Golf Academy; Robert Laing from the Bromsgrove Golf Centre; and Russell Adams from Gaudet Luce Golf Club. As well as the Beacon Centre, a number of other charitable organisations were represented in the programme including Wings, High Flyers, Langstones, Headway and Cambian. The Beacon Centre and the Mark Butler Golf Academy raised almost £9,000 through grants, donations, sponsorship and fundraising to host the programme, which has also enabled the BeaconButler Challenge Cup 2017 campaign to start. Captions: Top – A competitor in the BeaconButler Challenge Cup; below players and supporters at the event. Images courtesy AT Golf Photoslast_img read more

Giants-Pirates preview: Brandon Belt’s strike zone stirs controversy again

first_imgPITTSBURGH — It’s no surprise when a big event in the nation’s capital sparks a debate around the country and that’s exactly what happened on Thursday.The events in Washington, D.C., did little to move people from one side of the aisle to the other as most have had their minds made up on this subject for quite some time.We’re talking, of course, about whether Brandon Belt should do more to protect against called third strikes.Belt was rung up twice by home plate umpire Ryan Additon in the …last_img read more

Ohio State Fair to add new draft horse classes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Be sure to check out the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse and Draft Pony Show Aug. 3-7, 2015. Draft horses and ponies from all across the country will visit Ohio to compete in classes throughout the week.In addition to the traditional halter and hitch classes, two new classes will be held. A new class will be held on Wednesday night of the show for pleasure driving horses. During the halter portion of the show, a supreme halter champion will be chosen from among the draft horses this year.Watching the draft horse and pony show is always a fun and exciting way to take a break from walking the fairgrounds and cool off. Make sure you visit the Coliseum to see these horse in action during the fair.last_img read more

Belmont County Farm Bureau trying to help eradicate drug problem in county

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe Belmont County Farm Bureau donated $10,000 to two drug-fighting efforts in Belmont County.The proceeds came from a farm-to-plate dinner the Farm Bureau held Aug. 23. The goal was to raise money to prevent children from getting started on drugs. The money was divided, with the first $5,000 going to the Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Program and the other $5,000 went to the county’s drug task force.  “Last year we had 1,400 kids that participated. We are anticipating maybe 1,600 this year, I hope it’s 2,000,” said John McFarland, co-commander, Belmont County Drug Task Force. “The more kids we get involved, teaching them the importance of being drug-free, understand what happens to you when you’re on drugs, hopefully it sinks in.”“Any time there is a donation made to any effort to keep kids off of drugs, obviously the juvenile court is pleased with that and definitely want to give a big shout out, big thanks to the Belmont County Farm Bureau,” Belmont County Juvenile Probate Judge Al Davies said.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Stop Underinvesting in Yourself

first_imgPosts about how your dream clients are underinvesting are popular here, here and here. You recognize that one of the biggest challenges you face is helping your prospective clients (and your existing clients) make an investment commensurate in the outcomes they need.You know underinvesting is a mistake, and you know your dream clients should be spending more and producing even greater results. They are just too stubborn and shortsighted to see it.But before you cast that stone, you may want to think about whether you are living in a glass house yourself.Ain’t Nobody Got TimeAre you investing the time necessary to improve in all the areas you recognize need improving?Self-improvement is almost always the first thing to go when you are busy. Because you are heads-down working, you don’t invest any time in your own personal growth or development.What happens when your dream clients underinvest happens to you when you underinvest. Problems linger unresolved. Opportunities pass by without even being pursued. You stagnate. You wither.If you don’t have 30 minutes a day for personal development and growth, spend an hour on personal development and growth. If you don’t have an hour, spend two hours. Invest time in the areas you need to improve.Money, Money, Money, MoneyHow much money have you spent on your personal and professional development in this calendar year? Do the math before you move on. Is it more than you’ve spent at Starbucks?“But wait,” you say. “Iannarino, I have bills to pay. I don’t have a budget for my own personal growth and development.” And as you read these words, who are you reminded of? You can see that client in your mind’s eye right now, can’t you? They say, “We don’t have the budget,” even though spending the money would make them more money—just like it would you.You know your dream clients and prospects are underinvesting in the results they need. You can see it plain as day, even when they can’t. Can you see how you are doing the same?You will never make a greater investment than the one you make in yourself. You will also never get a greater return than that investment.If you want your clients to stop underinvesting, you go first.last_img read more

Donovan Mitchell, Jae Crowder help Jazz crush tired Timberwolves

first_imgKarl-Anthony Towns, who had 26 points, said the Timberwolves tried to summon energy but admitted, “We knew coming in here the odds were going to be stacked against us. But we’re professionals so we got to go out there and get the job done.”Mitchell converted his scintillating drive and dunk on the baseline and then a tough lay-in from the right angle. The game was within single digits most of the way, but the Jazz led by 24 in the closing minutes as the Timberwolves ran out of steam.The Jazz improved to 17-1 when Mitchell shoots at least 45 percent from the field and has at least five assists (he had six).Utah claimed the season series 3-1 and moved into a tie for sixth in the tight Western Conference, but it wasn’t really decided until the end.Towns had 14 in the third quarter as the Timberwolves drew within 71-70.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash “For that one instance in the third, we found a way to bring it all together,” Towns said. “We need to do that for 48 minutes.”Utah finished the period on a scoring burst and led 91-81 entering the fourth on a rare dunk by Joe Ingles.Andrew Wiggins scored 14 points but shot 6 of 17. Tyus Jones had 12 points and nine assists for the Wolves.JAZZ OWNER SETS TONEJazz owner Gail Miller released a statement and spoke to the crowd prior to the game to address an encounter between Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook and a fan Tuesday. Utah permanently banned the fan from all arena events, and Westbrook was fined $25,000 by the league.Miller, who has owned the team for 34 years with her late husband Larry, implored the crowd to do better and said, “We are not a racist community.”She exhorted fans to enjoy the competition and cheer the Jazz as loudly as ever but cautioned, “No one wins when respect goes away.”Players from both teams listened intently and applauded the speech.“To have your owner to be so forward and so out there and back us the way she did, and back Russell … that’s amazing,” Mitchell said. “That’s the incredible thing about the NBA, because, as we all know, all sports aren’t like that.”TIP-INS View comments Timberwolves: Derrick Rose (elbow), Jeff Teague (foot), Luol Deng (Achilles) and Robert Covington (knee) all missed the game for Minnesota. … Towns caught Mitchell in the back of the head during a scramble for a rebound and received a Flagrant 1 foul. … The Timberwolves went 5 for 24 on 3-point attempts.Jazz: Dante Exum, who missed 25 games with an ankle issue and only returned Monday, left the game after three minutes with knee soreness. … Utah outrebounded Minnesota 49-38. … The Jazz had 30 assists on their 44 field goals. “We moved the ball, that’s what it was,” Crowder said.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Visit Houston on Sunday.Jazz: Host Brooklyn on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Raptors beat Lakers as LeBron James struggles with limited minutes Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) lays the ball up as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie (20) and Karl-Anthony Towns (32) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY— When Donovan Mitchell lifted off for the baseline dunk that put the exclamation point on Utah’s win over Minnesota, he didn’t even know if he was going to get above the rim.“My legs were kind of heavy on that one and I was surprised it went in, to be honest,” said Mitchell, who scored 24 points as the Jazz beat the Timberwolves 120-100 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Both teams got winded, but the Jazz got determined and defensive-minded when Minnesota trimmed their lead to one in the third quarter.“Once you play some defense, it’ll lead to offense and change the whole game,” said Jae Crowder, who had 18 points. “We were able to get stops, get out and run and open up the whole court while frustrating those guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDerrick Favors had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Ruby Gobert contributed 10 points and 13 boards for the Jazz, who played Wednesday night but didn’t have nearly the travel adventures that beset Minnesota.The Timberwolves didn’t arrive in Salt Lake City until Thursday morning due to a severe snowstorm in Denver that prevented the team from flying. The team showed up for its charter flight a little after 10 a.m. on Wednesday but was stranded at the airport for nearly 10 hours because of high winds before returning to the hotel. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

6 Members Of UNLV’s 1990 Title Team Got Matching “R.I.P. Coach Tark” Tattoos

first_imgNCAA basketballs sitting in a ball rack on the court.SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)The 1990 UNLV basketball team, which defeated Duke by 30 points in the NCAA title game to win its only national championship, was one of the most tightly-knit squads in the sport’s history. And while 25 years may have passed since the team accomplished the feat, it’s clear that they’re still as close as ever.Earlier this week, former Runnin’ Rebels head coach Jerry Tarkanian passed away at the age of 84. To pay homage to their former coach, six former UNLV players – Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, James Jones, Anderson Hunt, Mo Scurry and Chris Jeter – got matching tattoos celebrating his life and their 1990 squad.Johnson and Augmon documented the entire process on Twitter early Wednesday morning.Rip coach Tark LJ Ice Hunt Nice Jeter Mo Scurry— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015This is how we remember Coach Tark— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015Roommate first, Ice— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015MVP Hunt Nice— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015It’s on me now.— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015James jones— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Chris jeter— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Anderson hunt. MVP— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Mo scurry— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015RIP COACH TARK— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Very cool. We’ll see if any other members of the team follow suit.last_img read more