[Photo: Dave Vann] This year, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh came together at LOCKN’ in Arrington, Virginia, to perform the Grateful Dead’s iconic studio album Terrapin Station, making for one of the most highly anticipated performances of the year. The performance by Lesh, Weir, Nicki Bluhm, and the Terrapin Family Band—featuring Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, Ross James, and Alex Koford—was inspired by the 40th anniversary of Terrapin Station‘s release and closed out the main stage on Friday, August 25th.Watch Phil Lesh & Warren Haynes’ Masterful “New Minglewood Blues” At LOCKN’ [Pro-Shot]One of the most triumphant moments of the set was the ensemble’s show-closing performance of the “Terrapin Station Suite”, which also included a section titled “Jack O’Rose”, which Robert Hunter wrote as the seventh part of the beloved suite. However, the Grateful Dead never recorded this section, so the band performed Brain Lesh’s musical interpretation of the lyrics.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Full Audio Of LOCKN’ Set Featuring Bob Weir [Stream]Clocking in at just around twenty-seven minutes, the video perfectly captures the celebratory and reverend spirit of the evening. You can check out a video from this wonderful performance of the “Terrapin Station Suite” by Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Nicki Bluhm, and the Terrapin Family below, courtesy of Relix.
Briefs CELEBRATING 15 YEARS as the self described “rebellious group” of the Bar, the Public Interest Law Section recently honored two legal giants with one award. PILS established the Chesterfield Smith Public Interest Law Lifetime Achievement Award, to honor the late president of both the ABA and The Florida Bar, and named former Supreme Court Justice Gerald Kogan as its first recipient. “To be compared with Chesterfield Smith is indeed an honor that I never would have expected in my lifetime,” Kogan said at the PILS luncheon in Miami. “To call Chesterfield Smith a hero, that is correct. To mention me in the same breath as Chesterfield as a fellow hero, I don’t know if I could ever live up to that particular designation.” But PILS Chair Carolyn Salisbury deemed both lawyers heroes as she focused on their philosophies about making pro bono legal work mandatory for all licensed lawyers. At the PILS luncheon in 2003, just months before his death, Smith said in his keynote address: “We, as lawyers, cannot simply work for ourselves and our deep-pocketed clients. We, as lawyers, must discharge our professional obligations always to help provide access to the legal system for all citizens.” Similarly, Salisbury quoted from Kogan’s dissent when the court did not adopt mandatory pro bono more than a decade ago: “The people most seriously affected by this court’s action today are the ones who are not present, the people who cannot afford an attorney and thus cannot afford to appear before us to argue their side of this issue. These are the people that because of the economics of our legal system have been excluded from the same level of legal services available to more affluent residents of Florida.. . . As attorneys, we are all too often seen by the public as dour and greedy. Try as we may, we will never shake this unseemly image until we have demonstrated to the public that we take our constitution seriously and that we will live up to a dictate even if it diminishes our own pocketbooks. The time has come to do just that.” Pictured from the left are Jackie Allee Smith, Smith’s widow, Kogan, and his wife, Irene. CLEARWATER BAR ASSOCIATION Young Lawyer Division volunteers pose with just a few of the toys foster children had to choose from at it recent Holidays in January program at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The aquarium has been opening its doors for Holidays in January participants for the past several years. Pictured from the left in the front row are Jewel White Cole, Julie Jouben, and Kim Campbell. In the back row from the left are Michele Hintson, Brian Shuh, Stephanie Bolton, Jeanne Hoffman, Christy Pemberton, Nick Ottaviano, Jon Jouben, and Keith Meyer. Campbell and Jouben co-chaired the event for the Clearwater young lawyers. Jaramillo, McGrane get Foundation nod Miami attorney Julio C. Jaramillo of Miami and former Bar President Miles McGrane III of Coral Gables have been elected by the Bar Board of Governors to three-year terms on The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors.The board acted at its January meeting, and the terms will begin on July 1. Bill would name Jax courthouse after Simpson The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill in February naming Jacksonville’s new federal courthouse after former U.S. Judge Bryan Simpson.The bill now goes to the Senate. Simpson became a U.S. district judge in 1950 and was appointed to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1966. Known for courageous civil rights decision, he wrote orders desegregating schools, pools, golf courses, and the zoo and sided with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in lifting a ban on nighttime civil rights marches in St. Augustine, according to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla.“Judge Simpson was known as a giant of the federal legal system in Jacksonville,” Rep. Brown told her House colleagues. Briefs March 15, 2005 Regular News
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last week, the 2nd annual Credit Union Big Data Analytics Conference took place in Minneapolis. There were 100 attendees which represented a 250% increase over attendance at last year’s conference. For those who attended, it was an opportunity to network with their industry peers who recognize the disruptive threat and opportunity created by Big Data and Analytics. A couple of attendees commented on how they felt that they had finally found their “tribe” as they networked with others who understand that their world is changing and credit unions need to quickly make the transformation to becoming Analytic Competitors.Day 1 got the Conference off to a Fast StartPaul Ablack, CEO, OnApproach, kicked off the conference with a message about the threat of disruption that the industry is facing. A threat very similar to the disruption that the taxi industry in struggling with as a result of Uber’s entry into the market within the last 5 years. Paul stated that “Big Data & Analytics is a reality that will change the retail banking industry and that this is the top strategic priority for credit union executives.” He went on to say that, “credit unions serve 102 million members and that 80 million of those members are served by credit unions that do not have the money, expertise or time needed to develop an analytics culture. This can only be achieved through the collaboration provided by a CUSO.” Paul talked about an analytics platform, analogous to a smart phone strategy, where OnApproach can provide each credit union with their own software solution to integrate all of their data while also allowing them to share resources like predictive analytics and applications with other credit unions because of the standardization afforded by the platform. continue reading »
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – When the green flag drops on the 141 Speedway in 2014 race fans and competitors will be greeted with many new changes. The most notable will be the new ownership of Dan and Scott Ratajczak along with Toby Kruse.The ¼-mile Saturday night speedplant, located some 20 miles southeast of Lambeau Field, has proven to be one of the strongest Wisconsin tracks under the leadership of Bruce and Renee Conard for the past five years.“I went up there three years ago and absolutely fell in love with the place,” said Kruse, who will continue promoting Marshalltown Speedway in Iowa and Beatrice Speedway in Nebraska. “The upcoming season is going to be very exciting. It’s going to be a busy summer.”IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods return to weekly race programs on the clay oval, along with Street Stocks, Grand Nationals and Sport Fours. “I had first conversed with Bruce about purchasing 141 about a year and a half ago,” Kruse said. “Dan has raced IMCA Modified specials there and I had talked with him and his wife Angie about some business possibilities. They’re looking forward to next season as much as I am.” The 2014 point season will roll into high gear on Saturday, April 19 and run through Aug. 23. Modifieds are part of IMCA’s Belleville Motorsports North Central Region while Stock Car points earned at Francis Creek apply in the Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region.Other dates to note will be the $10,000 to win IMCA Modified show June 24-26 for national, regional and state points, a trio of $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events for the Modifieds May 3, June 26 and July 5, and the annual Creek Classic V on Oct. 3-4. For Sprint Car enthusiasts, the IRA Sprint Cars will make two appearances on May 25th and again on Aug. 31. Again in 2014 the Sports Showdown on MyNew 23 will televise special events which has been a tremendous success.Other changes to be noted in 2014 will be the opening of the Left Turn Lounge, located outside turn one, Thursday through Sunday each week beginning in mid-January.“We are currently interviewing to hire a general manager to oversee both the track and the restaurant and bar,” Kruse said. There will be a new lap leader board in turn two and fans will be able to rent a pontoon for a unique race night vantage point from the irrigation pond in the infield.
Sunsets, TMZ and whether or not USC quarterback Matt Barkley highlights his hair were just a few of the topics discussed at the panel Communicating with the Media on Monday.USC’s branch of national honor society Lambda Pi Eta hosted the discussion delving into athletes’ interaction with the press and social media.Sports talk · Dan Durbin, director of Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society, and quarterback Matt Barkley, a junior majoring in communication, discussed on Monday athletes’ interactions with the media. – Lisa Parker | Daily TrojanTim Tessalone, USC’s sports information director, began the discussion by contrasting the sports journalism of today with the field when he first started working for USC in 1979.“Media were almost like lapdogs to athletes back then,” Tessalone said. “Athletes were idols. They were on a pedestal, and anything bad that happened, the media looked the other way.”Tessalone said now anything athletes do or say could be criticized and analyzed by the media.Becoming a public figure is something Barkley, a junior majoring in communication, said he has struggled to learn how to handle.“You really have to watch what you say at all times because you never know who is going to snap a picture,” Barkley said. “And anything you see on the Internet is there forever.”Dan Durbin, director of the Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society, said part of the reason why student-athletes face so much media scrutiny is because of the notoriety of USC.“USC is one of the two or three marquis sports institutions in all of Southern California, including professional teams,” Durbin said. “You [student-athletes] are a sports star in Southern California whether you want to be or not.”Finding a balance between being a normal college student and a semi-professional athlete is something Barkley said he deals with through Twitter.He not only tweets in support of his team after football games, but also posts tweets about computers and “geek stuff,” Instagram pictures of sunsets and even settles rumors about his natural blond hair.“I like to let the fans see a part of me that they wouldn’t normally see unless they were around Heritage Hall all the time,” Barkley said.Barkley’s Twitter can also be a tool for official USC sports communication, Tessalone said.“We had him [Barkley] tweet when we hired one of our assistant football coaches, and he broke the news via Twitter,” Tessalone said.Athletes’ social media image can be important to more than just their portrayal in the press. For Barkley, it could make or break his chances to win the Heisman Trophy next year, Durbin said.“It’s a political campaign, it’s a beauty contest — you have to look pretty at the right times,” Durbin said.Just as Barkley has had to learn to deal with the media in his college experience, students who attended the event said they learned from his commentary.“It was a fantastic learning experience to get a great point of view from someone inside the Trojan sports family,” said Juliann Johnson, a freshman majoring in public relations. “It’s much different from what I expected.”Annenberg students also said they felt the event augmented their journalism education.“I appreciate the opportunity Annenberg is giving the audience to learn about sports, social media and journalism,” said Alyssa Nakamoto, a freshman majoring in print and digital journalism.Though his football career forced Barkley to become aware of his image on social media much sooner than his peers will become aware of theirs, he said the experience is something everyone will have to go through.“The number one rule on the team is to protect the team, and if you have that in mind when you are on your phone or computer, you know if something you are going to send out is going to hurt the team,” Barkley said. “It makes you aware; you have to be on your guard and be careful. Your words are immortalized now.”
The most impactful visit, Stephanie said, was when she and Mark traveled to Hugs Café in McKinney, Texas after seeing it highlighted on a national news broadcast. They met with the founder, Ruth Thompson, picked her brain and even threw a few aprons on and worked a shift in the kitchen.Just like a good chef, the couple mixed in different ingredients for success from around the country to craft their own unique flavor. They took inspiration primarily from locations in the southwest and along the East Coast.FINDING A HOMEWith a vision and plan in mind, the toughest part was finding a brick-and-mortar location for the restaurant, Mark noted. They initially looked in Red Bank but couldn’t find the right piece of real estate. That’s when Rigoletto’s came on the market.The Rigoletto’s kitchen is a far cry from some commercial kitchens with small spaces for cooking and prep work. The vast cooking space was a main selling point. It will give No Limits Café the space to rework the back of house into a fully ADA-compliant kitchen facility.“This has a space that’s going to allow us to employ anyone and train anyone,” Mark said. “No pun intended, there’s no limits back there.”And the Cartiers have had no shortage of help. Although their parking lot is limited to only 14 spaces, Stephanie said she’s received permission from their neighbor, Thornberry’s Appliance, to use their parking lot. An electrician tasked with rewiring the restaurant up to code has agreed to do the work pro bono. They’ve even received a helping hand from local restaurateur Tim McLoone on how to shape their restaurant for success.“Why do this?” Mark questioned. “When you start seeing all of this good come from various places, you have to say, ‘How can we not?’ ”Their own children have also pitched in. Their oldest son, 24-year-old Mark Cartier, helped build the website and took all of the online photography. He works at an advertising agency based in Red Bank. The same goes for 22-year-old Ryan Cartier, who is studying special education at the College of Charleston. He found research and statistics used on the website.“I think we always had it in our minds that one day it would happen,” Mark, the son, said about opening No Limits Café. “We don’t feel like we have to be involved in it; we both want to be involved in it.”Mark and Stephanie, co-founders of the nonprofit, said there is a long road ahead. Fundraising will soon kick off for a major renovation to the restaurant. They’ll have to sift through paperwork and code enforcement before the doors open.But when it does, they hope the greater Middletown community recognizes the importance of their café.“People with intellectual disabilities want the same things as you and I want. They’re more alike than different,” said Stephanie. “They want to earn a living, they want to be happy in a job, they want to be useful.”For more information about the restaurant, visit nolimitscafe.org. By Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – The pride of starting a new job is something almost everyone experiences during their lifetime. Cashing the first paycheck and growing through a company is rewarding.But not everyone gets that opportunity. It’s especially true for people with intellectual disabilities who have trouble breaking through societal barriers to land a job.Lincroft residents Mark and Stephanie Cartier were watching that unfold for their youngest child, Katie, a 19- year-old who was born with Down syndrome. Katie Cartier graduated from Middletown High School South in 2017 and is headed to George Mason University’s Mason Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE) program in the fall. When high school ended there was a void in her life. As an intellectually disabled young adult, finding her first job wasn’t easy.“We were thinking, OK, she’s 19. We have two more years,” before she turns 21, Stephanie said Monday evening. “Where is she going to work? What’s going to happen to her and all her friends? Nobody ever hires our kids and they’re considered to be the best, most loyal workers. But still, nobody hires them.”The Cartiers hope to ease the school-to-work transition for people like Katie by starting their own 501(c)(3) non- profit organization. Their vision is to create a restaurant offering steady, minimum wage jobs and specialized training in the food service industry to intellectually disabled adults struggling to find work.And they’ll have space to do it. Over the next few months, the Cartiers will be transforming Rigoletto’s Trattoria, a shuttered Italian restaurant at 418 Route 35 in Middletown, into No Limits Café, a lunchtime restaurant serving easy-to-make, trendy dishes. They hope to open in early 2019.Other than a full-time chef and manager, the café will be entirely staffed by 20 to 25 cognitively diverse workers. Eventually, No Limits Café will be a training ground for future job placement in the restaurant industry. Evening workshops will include further training in hopes of helping the young adults land full-time jobs at area restaurants.“For any parent of a child with intellectual disabilities, as the child ages they ask themselves two questions,” Mark noted. “Where will my child live and where will my child work? The work piece is one that we’re able to solve.”Earlier this week, the Cartiers officially launched No Limits Café’s online presence with social media pages and a website. All five members of the family chipped in during the preliminary stages, but Katie played the most important role: She came up with a unique name. Her favorite television show, “Born This Way,” and the senior quote in her yearbook inspired it.“Don’t limit me,” Katie said.PERFECTING THEIR RECIPEThe Cartiers know what it’s like working alongside cognitively diverse children, adults and their families. For eight years, Stephanie was the co-chairperson for the Middletown Friends of Different Learners parent advisory group. Mark, the managing director for a securities trading company, has spent the past 14 years volunteering and coordinating with RallyCap Sports, another nonprofit offering recreational sports programs to people with special needs.“Right now, this is a good time,” Stephanie said. “Our kids are older, we had help and why not us? We’re no different or special than anyone else.”Since April 2017, they have traveled around the country visiting restaurants, diners and ice cream shops modeled in similar fashion – offering employment to this underserved population. The statistics, they noted, are staggering.
DOUG O’NEILL, ILIAD, SECOND: “He just got a little tired. Flavien said that between the three eighths and the quarter pole, he thought he could win it. Obviously, Mastery is a very special horse, but I’m really happy with the way my horse ran first time around two turns. If he stays healthy, we’ll shoot for the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, $1 million on April 8).” MIKE SMITH, MASTERY, WINNER: Regarding Mastery, who was pulled up after the wire and taken back to the barn via horse ambulance after being evaluated by track vet, Dr. Dana Stead – “He seemed to just go off in the left hind. I don’t know why. Nothing happened that made me think, ‘Oh, something just happened.’ He just all of the sudden went off and wouldn’t put weight on it.“I got off real quick and nothing seemed dislocated or anything. After he moved for a little bit he started walking fine on it so I’m hoping that maybe he just tweaked it or rolled it. I’m hoping it’s not that serious because he’s an incredible horse.“I felt it about 10 jumps after the wire. All of a sudden he just picked up his back leg. At that point I couldn’t tell what it was. After a minute or so and he started walking, he seemed fine.“This is a really talented horse. The power…it’s endless with this guy. He’s some kind of strong. He was hitting gears every time I asked him to. Gear down one, gear up two, gear down one…“Everything seemed to come easy for him. That was a pretty impressive race. I’m just hoping everything is ok.”(Update – While being interviewed in the Winner’s Circle, Bob Baffert received a call from assistant Jimmy Barnes reporting that Mastery had arrived at the barn and walked off the van seemingly in good order.) VICTOR ESPINOZA, GORMLEY, FOURTH: “You know, Gormley was good all the way around. He kind of surprised me at the three-eighths pole where he kind of dropped the bridle and just kept moving along with the winner and I thought he’d finish second. It seems like he’s okay but these young horses, they’re still figuring it out. Race by race, they’re seeing what exactly they like and some little thing may not being going their way and they won’t race at their best but he’ll recover and do better in the next one.” TRAINER QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, ILIAD, SECOND: “Between the three eighths and the quarter pole, I thought I could catch him. This was his first time around two turns and he ran really well. He should improve off of this race.” BOB BAFFERT, MASTERY, WINNER: “Mike just said that when he was pulling him up on the turn, he felt something behind, like he took a funny step. So he pulled him up, and he was favoring his left hind. As soon as he took the saddle off, then he was perfect. He was walking good. We’ll take him back and see.“It’s left hind, whatever it is. Jimmy (Barnes) said he didn’t see anything obvious, and he went out of the trailer fine (back at the barn.)“We’ve been so high on this horse, and you see what he did today was just incredible and puts him as the best 3-year-old in the nation. I’m walking down and I hear a fan say ‘I hope your horse is all right.’ I said ‘What?!’ and he said ‘I hear they’re unsaddling him.’ We went from the highest of the highs to somber. Hopefully it’s nothing obvious or really serious. We’ll have to get back there and find out what’s going on.“The way he moves – he’s just a beautiful moving horse. He was just doing it easy. It’s very rare to get one like that. You go from seeing the next coming, and then something like that happens. I’ve never dealt with anything like that. I thought maybe it was heat or something.” JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is Everett Dobson of Oklahoma City, OK who races as Cheyenne Stable, LLC. -30-