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Big Ten Tournament: Indiana VS. Penn State, 3-8-12 (75-58)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers guard Jordan Hulls (1) lays the ball in during the Indiana Penn State men’s basketball game at the Big Ten Tournament at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., Thursday, March 8, 2012. Indiana won 75-58.

By Dustin Dopirak

Even though it was expected, this was a win Indiana should’ve been able to bask in. The fifth-seeded Hoosiers’ 75-58 victory over No. 12 seed Penn State in front of 17,936 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament represented yet another milestone for this resurgent squad.

It was Indiana’s first Big Ten Tournament victory since 2006, a slump that not only included the first three seasons of the Tom Crean era but also both of Kelvin Sampson’s years at the helm.

But the tears Crean was fighting back in postgame interviews were not tears of joy. Indiana couldn’t enjoy the victory quite as much, because someone who had seen all the tough times was missing from the bench at game’s end.

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THE ’80s AND ’90s

Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub

THE ’80s AND ’90s

If you were a goalie in the 1980s, chances are your goals-against average was not the greatest. It was the days of wide-open offences and defenceman who would abandon their stations to try to goose their stats.

Grant Fuhr is in the Hockey Hall of Fame and had a marvelous career by the standards of any era—especially for his inarguable starring role in four Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers. But according to sportswriter Frank Orr, who is also enshrined and saw Fuhr in action many times, he was as good as he had to be on a given day. “The Oilers played that game, they’d get ahead by six, and the other team would get five, and then Grant would say, ‘I’d better not let in any more.’ Then you couldn’t beat him when you had to,” said Orr.

So without resorting to one of baseball’s notorious asterisks, we should note that this timeframe is heavily influenced by expansion. After the surviving WHA teams—Winnipeg, Quebec City, Edmonton, and Hartford—came into the league in 1979, there was a sense of stability for many years. It was a solid 21-team league that may not have cracked the consciousness of the coveted American market, but at least it was on the right track. The deification of Wayne Gretzky was justified; for a time, he was simply the most dominant athlete in the world—in any sport. So his trade to the Los Angeles Kings in August 1989 set into motion a series of events that altered hockey, but it was not the only change.

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Chapter 10 - The Texas Prison Rodeo Goes Hollywood (1960–1964)

Mitchel P. Roth University of North Texas Press ePub

The Texas Prison Rodeo Goes Hollywood (1960–1964)

“The state should pay for stuff the rodeo paid for.”

—George Beto, c. 1962

IN the 1950s, most Americans equated Texas with cattle culture and perhaps the last vestiges of the mythic western frontier. But the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 would impact not just the national consciousness, but the way Americans viewed the Lone Star State as well. Indeed, many observers commented that the series of tragic events that unfolded in Dallas symbolized a Texas where other forces were at work, more Deep South than Wild West, a place that the rest of the nation increasingly linked with “bigotry, backwardness and backlash.”1

As the Texas prison system moved into the 1960s, it remained like many of the “warm weather gulags of the South,” overcrowded and still playing catch-up with the modern era. One observer even prosaically suggested that these “plantation prisons” including Angola, Louisiana, Parchman, Mississippi, and the Texas prison system, “remained fixed in a terrible social amber, mostly unchanged since the post-Reconstruction boom years of Southern corrections.”2 In the 1960s, perhaps seen as a move toward distinguishing Texas from other southern agricultural prison systems, the prison “farms” were rechristened prison units, but this did little to change conditions. Prisoners, violent and non-violent alike, continued to languish in dorms out on the prison farm units, where they were sustained with what passed for food and inadequate medical care, while guarded by the ever-present trustees, who remained free to abuse and exploit fellow inmates, all in the name of keeping order.

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13. Bike Style: What to Wear When Riding a Bike by Amy Walker

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Amy Walker

When Novella Carpenter, urban farmer, forager, and author of Farm City, invited Hamish Bowles, the editor at large for Vogue, to visit Oakland for a taste of gourmet urban scavenging, one of their only non-food-related stops was a visit to the artisan tailor Nan Eastep. As passionate about natural fibers as she is about cycling, Eastep creates some of the most comfortable and attractive wool cycling attire on the continent under the moniker B Spoke Tailor (bspoketailor.com). So on questions of what to wear on a bike, Eastep’s opinion carries some weight.

The Minnesota-born Eastep favors clothing with old-world styling and an active edge. Her designs have room in the shoulders and knees and anywhere else the body moves: “Before the car, tailored clothing was made for hunting and fishing and sport. Once we had cars,… the typical suit-wearer was not doing anything active — they took the action out of suits. So I’m putting the action back into suits.”

For Bowles, Eastep fashioned a vest of grape- and mosscolored Lumatwill, a reflective-threaded tweed fabric. Along with gusseted wool knickers, the vest is a garment particularly suitable for cycling: “A vest protects the front of your body from the wind, and it protects the whole heart area and the stomach area. For women, I’m tucking them in tighter so they’re supportive, almost like a sports bra. There are no sleeves, so you have full mobility of your arms, and I create a collar so you can close it up through the neck. I think about warmth and mobility — you can take off your jacket, and you still have that wind buffer.”

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1 A Dream Realized: 1945-1961

Christie, John Down East Books ePub

Sugarloaf, as we now know it, began in two places: on the north slope of Bigelow Mountain, and in the head of a storekeeper in Kingfield, Maine, by the name of Amos Winter. It really began in three places, the third being an organization called the Maine Ski Council.

Let me explain. Shortly after the end of World War II, Amos, who owned a general store (actually, the general store) in the sleepy little town of Kingfield, had an idea. He had cut his skiing teeth in the formidable bowl on the east side of Mount Washington known as Tuckerman Ravine, and he began to think he could avoid the long trip to Pinkham Notch if a ski trail of some sort could be cut a little closer to home.

Some of the original Bigelow Boys—years later; l–r: Howard Dunham, Odlin Thompson, Stub Taylor, Howell McClure, Dick French. Right: An aerial view of Bigelow Mountain across Flagstaff Lake (photo by Mark Warner).

In his backyard loomed Mount Abraham, which he looked at every day from the imposing home he shared with his wife, Alice, on Kingfield’s principal height of land, and from their log summer camp a couple of miles away on Tuft’s Pond. Farther north up Route 27, toward Stratton and Coburn Gore, were four more 4,000-footers constituting the Longfellow Range, also referred to by some as the Blue Mountains. Amos had tromped those hills, often in the company of his older brother, Erland, a legendary guide and owner of a set of sporting camps called Deer Farm Camps.

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Natural History Appendix

Jack P. Hailman University Press of Colorado ePub

The mountains determine everything else about natural history in Rocky Mountain National Park. They decide where creeks and rivers will flow, and where lakes will form. They decide, with a little help from man, where the roads and trails shall be placed. They decide by altitude and orientation of slopes which plants shall grow where. And they decide by altitude, topography and plant life where different species of animals shall live.

The mountains are new, the rocks that compose them ancient, and the glaciers that carved them recently deceased. That is a fair summary of the history of the Rocky Mountains in geological time. The rocks that form the core of mountains in the park are among the oldest anywhere on the continent, being of preCambrian origin some 1.5–2.5 billion years ago. Yet the mountains pushed up from these rocks began forming only about 65 million years ago, so consequently are among the youngest large mountains anywhere in the world. Within the last million years, the Northern Hemisphere has cycled through temperature extremes that brought repeated glaciations that carved the mountains. The human species had already immigrated to North America over the Bering land bridge and inhabited what is now Colorado when the last major episode of glaciation ended approximately 10,000 years ago.

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Puerto Rico

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

     Includes »

     San Juan

     El Yunque

     Luquillo

     Vieques

     Culebra

     Ponce

     Bosque Estatal de Guánica

     Rincón

     Understand Puerto Rico

     Survival Guide

Golden sand, swashbuckling history and wildly diverse terrain make the sun-washed backyard of the United States a place fittingly hyped as the ‘Island of Enchantment.’ It’s the Caribbean’s only island where you can catch a wave before breakfast, hike a rainforest after lunch and race to the beat of a high-gloss, cosmopolitan city after dark.

Between blinking casinos and chirping frogs, Puerto Rico is also a land of dynamic contrasts, where the breezy gate of the Caribbean is bedeviled by the hustle of contemporary America. While modern conveniences make it simple for travelers, the condo-lined concrete jungle might seem a bit too close to home. A quick visit for Puerto Rico’s beaches, historic forts and craps tables will quicken a visitor’s pulse, but the island’s singular essence only reveals itself to those who go deeper, exploring the misty crags of the central mountains and crumbling facades of the island’s remote corners.

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41. A History of Bike Advocacy by Jeff Mapes

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Jeff Mapes

By the late 1980s, people who wanted to make cycling a mainstream transportation choice in North America were in a tough spot. Local bike advocacy groups in cities across the United States and Canada were largely moribund as cheap oil fueled another rapid spurt of suburbanization, and the roads became clogged with SUVs and minivans that resembled mobile living rooms.

Politicians and transportation agencies were focused on building massive highways, and traffic engineers gave little thought to the idea that anyone astride a bicycle had much to contribute to mobility. Perhaps most grimly, it was no longer common to see children riding their bikes to school. The fear of abduction or assault, the increasing ferocity of auto traffic on the streets, and the decline of the neighborhood school all accelerated the decline of this childhood rite.

So it was perhaps fitting that the surviving cycling advocacy groups — chiefly the Bicycle Federation of America and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy — helped form a new lobby group in Washington, DC, that was informally known as the “losers’ coalition.” More formally known as the Surface Transportation Policy Project, this coalition represented the dispossessed of the American transportation scene. The public-transit agencies, which always came in a distant second to the road builders in securing federal funding, were joined by architects, city planners, environmentalists, and urbanists — as well as mayors and other urban politicians tired of the stranglehold that state departments of transportation held on federal money for roads.

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Piscataquis Mountains

Pinkham, Steve Down East Books ePub

Mountain Brook Pond and Baker Mountain

The Piscataquis region includes all the mountains surrounding Moosehead Lake and the ranges running from Monson northeast to White Cap. The mountains lying between Moosehead Lake and the West Branch of the Penobscot are known as the Piscataquis Mountains, named for the county in which they lie. The Wabanaki name means “at the river branch,” referring to the place where the Piscataquis River meets the Penobscot River. This region also includes a number of singular mountains between these ranges and the West Branch of the Penobscot, such as the Spencers, Nesuntabunt, Rainbow, and Ebeemee mountains.

The Piscataquis River has two branches, both beginning near the southern end of Moosehead Lake. The two branches come together in Blanchard, and from there the main river flows more easterly, picking up much water from two tributaries, the Sebec River and the Pleasant River, before it flows into the mighty Penobscot River.

Forty-mile-long Moosehead Lake lies in this region. It is Maine’s largest, and is also the largest totally freshwater lake in the United States that is entirely within one state. It was long a seasonal home to the Wabanaki tribes and is the setting for many legends. According to author Mary Calvert, they knew this lake as Sebomcook or Sebaycook, and the Penobscot tribe called it Xsebem or Kzebem, which is often phonetically changed to Sebem. The common root of all these names means “big water with high land,” referring to the extensive size of the lake and Mount Kineo seeming to rise up out of the middle of the lake.

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Chapter 32

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 32

Camp Cooking - How to Use Reflector Baker

A reflector baker is one of the most useful equipment items that you can take along on your hunting, fishing and camping trips.

Reflector Bakers come in two models. A non-collapsible as shown, and a collapsible.

Cooking with a reflector baker is easily learned. If you use the baker outdoors, build a small fireplace or “pen” of stones or green logs. I prefer stones. Select stones about eight or ten inches square that are as flat as you can get in the vicinity, and build a small pen having sides, back and top. Two or three thin stones will suffice for the top, and you may be lucky enough to find one stone that will do the trick. The little pen should be 12 or 14 inches high, 18 inches deep and 12 inches wide.

If you can’t find suitable stones for constructing a makeshift fireplace, make one of green logs, splitting those for the top so that your cooking pots will set level.

Build your fire in your fireplace. Place the reflector baker about four inches from the front, so the blaze hits the bottom and reflects upward, also the blaze hits the inside top and reflects down, and you can bake anything that can be baked in an oven. You can regulate heat by moving the baker.

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Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Texas Menu 1835: Venison and Honey, Prairie Chicken, or Baked Fish

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF

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TEXAS MENU 1835: VENISON AND HONEY,

PRAIRIE CHICKEN, OR BAKED FISH by Jerry Bryan Lincecum

The autobiography of Gideon Lincecum, my great-great-great grandfather, contains some remarkable accounts of hunting and fishing in unspoiled areas of Texas in 1835. Lincecum’s six-month exploration of Texas came about after a good many citizens of

Columbus, Mississippi, where he resided and practiced medicine, became interested in migrating to Texas. An emigrating company was organized late in 1834, and Lincecum was appointed physician to an exploring committee charged with traveling to Texas and bringing back a report. He and five other men left Columbus on

January 9, 1835, and crossed the Sabine River into Texas on February 3.1 The following excerpts from Lincecum’s autobiography are among many that describe encounters with wildlife in Texas. In

1848, Lincecum moved his family to Long Point, Washington

County. His memoirs were written when he was an old man, and most of his accounts of hunting and fishing were first published in

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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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6 A Wop and a Wimp and a Moon

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

Jim Roos was surprised the first Saturday in July to see Pete Gill at his door again, only a week after they had settled his contract, dressed in a tee shirt, soiled khaki work pants, and mud-caked black Converse All Stars.

“Here I am, Jim.” Pete stood on the front stoop outside Jim’s house, hands outstretched like a singer, grinning broadly.

“What brings you to town, Pete? House hunting?”

“Got a place, Jim. We’re all moved in.”

With a glance at the mud on Pete’s shoes, knowing Betty had just vacuumed, Jim stepped outside. “You don’t waste time, do you?” Jim laughed.

“Ready to get started, Jim. That’s the way I am. When I’m done one place, I’m done, and I move on. ‘Don’t look back,’ Satchel Paige said. ‘Something might be gaining on ya.’”

“Where is it?”

“Where’s what?”

“Your new place.”

“Oh, uh, Jasper.”

“Jasper?” Jim replied uncomfortably.

“You know Wop Fritsch’s bar there, don’t you?”

“Yeah.” Jim grew even more uncomfortable. He’d never been inside Fritsch’s Tavern, but he’d been by there and knew its reputation as the Dubois County gambling headquarters. “Are you living there?”

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5. Youth, Sex, and Cake: The Physical Gifts of a Bicycling Lifestyle by Kristen Steele

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Kristen Steele

I know of something that can turn back the clock on aging, make you more attractive, let you eat chocolate cake without gaining weight, make your penis look bigger, and give you more orgasms. And I’m not hawking the next miracle pill.

While millions of well-intentioned folks are popping pills and pharmaceutical executives are getting rich, there is a much simpler, cheaper, and less risky remedy waiting in your garage. It’s called a bicycle.

Saying cycling is good for you is like saying the sky is blue: it’s fairly obvious that riding a bike is healthy exercise. However, many would-be cyclists are letting their bikes collect dust because cycling seems dangerous. Of course cycling has risks (though far fewer than many prescription remedies). Unlike those pharmaceutical commercials that list all the “possible side effects” in triple speed at the end, I’ll deal with those first.

Cyclists risk injury or death if involved in a serious accident. But risks while cycling are actually relatively low. For example, cycling results in 0.005 injuries per hour, compared with 0.06 injuries per hour for playing soccer or 0.19 injuries per hour for football. Urban cyclists also risk effects from increased exposure to smog.1 But a 2010 study by the Dutch researcher Jeroen Johan de Hartog and his colleagues quantified the risks and benefits of cycling, measuring them in life years lost and gained, and concluded that the gains are about nine times greater than the losses.2

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