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1967: The Year That Changed Hockey Forever

Stephen Laroche ECW Press ePub


The Year that Changed Hockey Forever

Most professional sports leagues in the United States in the 1960s grew tremendously, but the National Hockey League was comparatively slow to expand beyond its beloved Original Six teams and gain a greater market share.

One of the biggest hurdles the game faced in the early 1960s was that it lacked a national television contract in America. In Canada, there was little problem getting air time on radio and television. But at the time, the NHL was regional and simply did not appeal to audiences west of Chicago. Local minor league teams had strong followings, however, and the Western Hockey League was considered a major threat on the west coast.

Team owners were finally convinced by William M. Jennings that to head off a catastrophe, they needed to double their membership to 12 teams. Clarence Campbell announced these intentions in March 1965. Some of the cities deemed acceptable or potential sites for new clubs included Vancouver, San Francisco-Oakland, Los Angeles and St. Louis. Less than a year later, the NHL was presented with 14 different applications — five from Los Angeles, two from Pittsburgh and one each from Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland, Baltimore, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Buffalo and Vancouver.

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Big Ten Tournament: Indiana VS. Wisconsin, 3-9-12 (71-79)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) manages to keep control of the ball and hit the bucket as Wisconsin Badgers forward Mike Bruesewitz (31) defends during the Indiana Wisconsin men’s basketball game at the Big Ten Tournament at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, March 9, 2012.

By Dustin Dopirak

Of course the dagger came from Rob Wilson. How else could this one have possibly ended? On just about every previous occasion in the second half when Indiana threatened to finally erase Wisconsin’s lead, the previously anonymous Wisconsin senior guard stepped up with a huge shot to knock the Hoosiers’ back. It was only fitting that he would hit the shot to bury them.

And that was exactly what happened with 35 seconds to go when Wilson swished a rainbow 3-pointer to give the Badgers a 72-65 lead, effectively crushing the Hoosiers’ hopes in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. That shot gave Wilson, who came into the game averaging 3.1 points per game, a career high 30 points, and the Badgers hit enough free throws to take a 79-71 victory in front of 18,484 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and advance to today’s 1:40 p.m. semifinal against Michigan State.

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2. Hustle

Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub

Chapter Two


In good cookeries, all raisins should be stoned.

Amelia Simmons, American Cookery, 1796

On my way back from the Bon March to my studio apartment, Id often make a detour through the Luxembourg Gardens, where children would play with the toy sailboats in the central fountain. Each child would get a short stick and a boat with a numbered sail. Theyd poke their boat with the stick, and off it would float across the rippled surface of the large circular pool. Eventually, their boat would drift back to the edge, coming close enough so they could poke it again. This activity involved a lot of waiting and chasing, because it was impossible to predict when or where your boat would return to the edge. The children were always trying to poke the wrong boat, just because it had drifted close to them.

This is how I feel about romantic relationships. We begin by coveting what we see every day, Hannibal Lecter purred to FBI agent Clarice Starling, whod been visiting him at a prison for the criminally insane. He was correct, but who takes romantic advice from a cannibal serial killer, even if he is a doctor with great teeth? Studies have shown that people tend to date inside a ten mile radius, because theyd rather pretend that proximity is destiny instead of fessing up to being lazy. What happens when the boys go after a girl who accidently drifted within poking range? They take a stab at her, and the girl floats away. The process repeats itself until the pokers get bored and leave.

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15 Suturing Las Ramblas to East LA: Transnational Performances of Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves

ARTURO J ALDAMA Indiana University Press ePub


In the lexicon of media and visual culture, the term “suturing” describes the process by which a director or artist strategically connects various scenes by positioning them as mutually informative parts of a larger whole. The author makes full understanding of separate scenes contingent on reading them in conversation with one another; to ignore this crafted signaling is to refuse the lens of reading cast by the director or artist and, subsequently, to read narrowly and miss the full mark of the text.

Suturing is especially relevant to Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves, a play about women working in a garment factory sewing dresses they themselves cannot wear because the dresses are both priced and sized out of their range. Sewing carries much artistic and critical force as a consistently deployed action, metaphor, and theme. It emphasizes how the play’s characters share their aspirations and struggles. Furthermore, López uses it to signify how several issues of violence, most especially economic and representational violence, are basted together via the mythos of the American dream.

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Area Map of Neches River

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Arapaho National Forest, Colorado

Fred Dow Moon Canyon Publishing PDF

Arapaho National Forest


Arapaho National Forest


The Arapaho National Forest, comprised of 1,024,292 acres, is located in northern Colorado, northwest of Denver. It is administered jointly with the Roosevelt National Forest. Of the total developed campgrounds, 17 meet the selection criteria.

The Arapaho National Forest calls itself "the quiet side of the Rocky Mountain National Park

(RMNP)." Perhaps, with names like Arapaho Basin and Winter Park, it's better known for wintertime recreation opportunities. But, the Arapaho National Forest is more than a gateway to the

RMNP or a wintertime playground. Hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, boating, exploring ghost towns, wildlife viewing, and scenic drives are just some of the recreational opportunities available in this Forest.

The Peak to Peak Highway is one of the more popular scenic drives in the Arapaho National Forest.

The Peak to Peak Highway (part of US Rt. 40) winds its way across the RMNP, over Berthoud Pass, and to the community of Black Hawk. This 52-mile route is loaded with breathtaking scenery, quaint little communities, and a number of pleasant Forest Service campgrounds. One, just before beginning the climb up to the dizzying heights of Berthoud Pass (11,307 ft.) from Interstate 70, is

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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

%01 / Pop 1 million / Elev 1337m

For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.

The 2015 earthquake brought devastation to parts of the city - including Kathmandu's Unesco-listed Durbar Square - but many areas emerged unscathed, and the soul of the city endures. Stroll through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage will reveal itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops.

This endlessly fascinating, sometimes infuriating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a few days, but you'll soon be longing to breathe some fresh mountain air. When you come back after your trek, the backpacker comforts will feel like heaven.

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Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub


Talk about getting a new lease on life. From the constraints of the Original Six era burst expansion in 1967, doubling the number of teams from six to a dozen, which were spread across the continent.

Each of the expansion teams was allowed to pick 18 skaters and two goaltenders from the existing clubs, and each of the existing clubs was allowed to create a protected list, which would exclude a netminder and 11 other skaters. Players in the junior leagues or of junior age were also excluded, as were players in the Western Hockey League and the Central Hockey League. During the first two rounds of that Expansion Draft, only goaltenders were chosen.

The NHL expanded again in 1970, with the addition of Buffalo and Vancouver, creating a total of 28 full-time NHL jobs for goaltenders. (Worth noting is that the Western Hockey League, a professional league that was home to many NHL stars on their way up and down over the years, ceased operations in 1974.)

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North Luzon

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

North Luzon, a region that invites intrepid exploration, encapsulates a nation in miniature. Machete-toting mountain tribes who are quick to smile and quicker to share their rice wine. Surfers racing waves onto sunny beaches. White-sand beaches lapped by teal waters. Impenetrable jungle hiding numerous endemic critters. Spanish colonial cities where sunlight breaks through seashell windows. Far-flung islands whose pristine landscapes greet very few visitors.

For many travellers, the main lures are the emerald rice terraces of the Cordillera, a mountain range that hides hanging coffins, mummified ancestors and the old ghosts of the forest. Trekking is a prime activity in this wild frontier, but caving, mountain biking and rafting are other adrenalin-fuelled activities that shape the experience of exploring North Luzon. Culturally, this is the Philippines at its most diverse, as the peoples of the mountains, Zambales, Ilocos and Batanes are notable for a mind-boggling melange of language and ritual. Yet a similarity is shared by all these groups: an unrelenting, almost overwhelming friendliness to guests.

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10 Your Blood, Your Sweat, Your Tears

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

As the summer of ’62 neared its end and Pete Gill found himself greeted ever more commonly with rank skepticism among Ireland townfolk, a natural tendency toward paranoia began gnawing at his mental health. Jim Roos was doing all he could to plant the seeds of optimism around the village, but there remained intense pockets of resistance. As Pete well knew, the most intense such pocket was located inside Tommy Schitter’s grocery and butcher shop only a few blocks from the high school. The fact that Tommy’s son Pat was regarded by many, including Jim Roos, as one of the best basketball prospects among an inexperienced but promising sophomore class only added to Pete’s mental disturbance. Irrationally, he concluded that the best solution would be to see to it that Pat did not make the team. Roy Allen, with whom Pete had otherwise quickly achieved a harmonious rapport, did not agree.

“You’ll be cutting off your nose to spite your face, Pete,” Roy said the day before fall classes were to begin. They were huddled together behind the locked door of the coach’s office in the gymnasium, amidst a cloud of cigarette smoke.

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Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming

Fred Dow Moon Canyon Publishing PDF

Medicine Bow National Forest


Medicine Bow National Forest


The Medicine Bow National Forest of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, is comprised of

1,093,618 acres. It is located in southeast Wyoming. There are thirty-four developed campgrounds of which twenty-five meet our selection criteria.

In the “Journal of Western Travel,” John McTurk Gibson wrote: "June 13, 1859 - Sighted Laramie's

Peak, covered with snow, contrasting strongly with the suffocating heat we have endured all day."

Yesterday, today, and in the future, the mountain peaks of Medicine Bow National Forest are a welcoming sight to all. Besides the promise of relief from summer heat, these mountains offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Rock climbing, rafting, boating, fishing, and trails for foot, motorized and stock access are some of the activities found in the Forest. A number of developed campgrounds, located close to various recreational activities, offer a convenient location for overnight stays.

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Fiordland & Stewart Island/Rakiura

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Fiordland & Stewart Island/Rakiura

Welcome to the deep green deep south, home to one of New Zealand’s finest outdoor treasures – Fiordland National Park. At 12,607 sq km it is the country’s largest national park and one of the largest in the world, and makes up half of Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Stretching from Martins Bay in the north to Te Waewae Bay in the south, the park is bordered by the Tasman Sea on one side and a series of deep lakes on the other. Between lie more than 500km of tracks, with 60-odd huts dotted along them.

Across Foveaux Strait to the south is Stewart Island, NZ’s ‘third’ island. It’s relatively small, just 1722 sq km, but 85% of that area falls within Rakiura National Park, lined with 280km of tracks.

Such stats may be impressive, but the reality is almost beyond belief. The overuse of superlatives such as ‘staggering’, ‘stunning’ and ‘spectacular’ is almost impossible.

Fiordland is synonymous with waterfalls, lakes and fiords…and rain. Prevailing winds from the Tasman Sea dump up to 8000mm annually around the park’s western parts, although Te Anau averages just 1200mm, sheltered by mountains. Overall, the park averages 200 rainy days annually, with lowland summer temperatures around 18°C.

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Flinders Ranges & Outback SA

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

If you want to experience the Outback (the loose geographic zone comprising 70% of mainland Australia), wheeling into the Flinders Ranges is a great way to start.

Approaching the Ranges from the south, the wheat fields and wineries of South Australia's midnorth district give way to arid cattle stations beneath ochre-coloured peaks. This is ancient country, imbued with the Dreaming stories of the Adnyamathanha people. Emus wander across roads; yellow-footed rock wallabies bound from boulder to boulder.

Further north on the Stuart Hwy and along the legendary Oodnadatta and Strzelecki Tracks, eccentric outback towns such as Woomera, William Creek, Innamincka and Coober Pedy emerge from the heat haze. This is no country for the faint-hearted: it's waterless, flyblown and dizzyingly hot. No wonder the opal miners in Coober Pedy live underground!

AMay Sunbaked desert colours shimmer as the Outback cools at the end of autumn.

AJun–Aug Winter is peak season in the Outback: mild temperatures, clear skies and wandering Grey Nomads.

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3: Common Cyclist Setbacks

Yvonne Bambrick ECW Press ePub


As exhilarating and efficient as riding a bike can be, there are certainly a few setbacks that can be expected along your way to becoming a confident city cyclist. Bike theft, crashes, and traffic tickets can all seem pretty overwhelming, but they need not be insurmountable obstacles that keep you off your bike. Read on for how to avoid, and get through, the rough patches.


Having your bike stolen is straight-up heartbreak and an all-too-common occurrence in our cities. But locking your bike properly, with a good lock, can let you rest a bit easier about your ride. Even if you’re just running into a shop to buy a pack of gum, there is never a good reason to leave your bike unattended and unlocked. You can also help out others with a little bit of “neighbourhood watch” style community support: Without putting yourself in harm’s way, if you notice someone messing with a bike, say something — even a joke will do.

Choose the Right Lock

It generally costs you more time and money to replace a bike than to invest in a good-quality lock, so it may be worth taking a second look at yours. Eric Kamphof of Toronto’s Curbside Cycle warns, “Never buy a cheap cable lock. It’s like locking your house with a screen door.” I love my thick, cloth-covered Abus chain: It’s super strong and gives me the flexibility to lock to more than just typical bike parking, often designed with a U-lock in mind. You may want to use two different kinds of locks, one chain and one U-lock. This tough combo makes your bike harder to steal quickly since different tools are required, and breaking two locks takes longer.

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Dominican Republic

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

     Includes »

     Santo Domingo

     Bávaro Punta Cana


     Las Galeras

     Las Terrenas

     Playa Bonita



     Understand the Dominican Republic

     Survival Guide

The Dominican Republic is defined by its hundreds of miles of coastline – some with picturesque white-sand beaches shaded by rows of palm trees, other parts lined dramatically with rocky cliffs. Symbolizing both limits and escapes, the sea is the common denominator across fishing villages, where the shoreline is used for mooring boats, indulgent tourist playgrounds, small towns, and cities like Santo Domingo – the Caribbean’s largest and the site of New World firsts.

Beyond the capital, much of the DR is distinctly rural. Further inland are vistas reminiscent of the European alps: four of the Caribbean’s five highest peaks rise above the fertile lowlands surrounding Santiago. Remote deserts extend through the southwest, giving the DR a complexity not found on other islands. The country’s roller-coaster past is writ large in the diversity of its ethnicities, not to mention the physical design of its towns and cities.

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