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Phish’s Mike Gordon Shares Two Strange New Recipes

first_imgCook with Mike! Phish bassist Mike Gordon shared two humorous recipes on his official website earlier, and they are, like the man itself, kind of out there. The first is for a Thai sauce, ‘Peanut Grigio’, while the second is for a corn dish that include spiderwebs – ‘Corn on The Cobwebs’. The ingredients for both are 7 eggs and a pound of cumin.1) PEANUT GRIGIOIngredients:Eggs 7Cumin 1lb.This is a chance to get wine into a Thai sauce. Don’t use table wine unless it’s Proctor and Gamble. Use couch wine, or maybe even ottoman wine, like Hasbro. Hasbro now has a sulfide free red wine made from grapes that were needle punctured. Yay that shit. Okay, get one (1) lb. of Thai food from a mediocre to lower-great restaurant. Wash the marinade off they might have “tried.” I think you’re gonna wanna cook the peanuts first. Probably, I’d say, get ‘em in the microwave for half an hour on 350. Rotate. A little more. Now smash em up and mix em with the Hasbro. Voila! That’s how the French say, “Check this shit out.” Oh.. oops… also add tumeric, Himallayan C-section salt, and a dash of brewer’s yeast. Ok, you’re off! Remember when serving this one, that if a coupla guys are on one side of the table, and, let’s say, a guy and a dame on the other side, that the dame gets served first, but you’re still gonna wanna symetrify the portions.1) CORN ON THE COBWEBIngredients:Eggs 7Cumin 1lb.Okay, it seems gross, but everyone in “culinary” knows that spider webs are so rich in basic vitamins and amino acids (not so in nitrates – ha ha ha ha ha ha). Even bugs ‘emselves are disgustingly beneficial to our systems, so this is a way to get that bug energy in the system without gettin’ weird. Okay grab the cobs, but this time we’re taking the corn off and we’re dealing with the “host dowell” (as beknownst to besaid). You’re gonna have to navigate that cob in a way that aint gonna break the web, so my good man, twist delicately and twist evenly and get that web on there as a sheath. Even is the key word here. You gotta line up the rows with the rows. Know I’m sayin’? Then comes in your balsamic reduction, and right out it goes, out the back patio! We don’t need it. Okay, so all you would like to take your umagoshi plum and smear on the corn and web (you can use em without webs instead of butter on a snowy day) but don’t break or malallign the web. This isn’t gonna heat well in the microwave, so in the summer you can put it on a back portch or roof tile (read: shingle) and let it singe. I mean we want it to fry out there, with directy yuminess right from the sun. Serve these with Splenda packets all around the host dowell and take the compliments from your guests, and take em well.You can check out Mike’s strange explanations at the bassist’s official website.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s announces shift to indoor dining, requires reservations

first_imgBeginning Monday, students will have the option to eat inside the Noble Family Dining Hall, dean of academic student services Karen Chambers announced in an email Wednesday.The email said all students with a meal plan will be required to make a 30-minute reservation for lunch Monday through Friday as well as for dinner Sunday through Thursday. Students’ reservations will remain the same for the rest of the semester.“Lunch will start at 11:30 a.m.; the last lunch reservation will begin at 1 p.m.,” Chambers said in the email. “Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m.; the last dinner reservation will begin at 7:30 p.m.”Reservation blocks are available every 15 minutes and are limited to 175 students at lunch and 150 students at dinner.Students will continue to be able to carry out their meals as outdoor dining areas will continue to be open to students if weather permits.Additionally, plexiglass dividers have been installed to allow for social distancing at tables.At this time only students will be able to eat inside the dining hall. All other members of the community are asked to continue to utilize the carryout service.Tags: COVID-19, Saint Mary’s Campus Dining, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

Police work to ID man found dead near Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

first_img Next Up Authorities are trying to identify a body found near the county lines of Jefferson and Orange. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a white male in the water approximately a quarter mile from the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.Police said they made the discovery at 11:30 a.m. Friday.Investigators are currently working to positively identify the male.Police said the name would not be released until an identification had been made and family had been properly notified.last_img read more

Elaine Carter

first_img Elaine is preceded in death by her brother Willie Carter III, sister, Stephanie Carter Marshall, sis-in-law Julia Carter and nephew KeithenCarter.She leaves to cherish her memories, two sisters, Diana Antoine and Claudette Carter; four brothers, Earl Carter (Mamie), Nathan Carter,Timothy Carter and Kenneth Carter (Anne), nieces, nephews and host of other family members and friends. Elaine Carter, 67 of Port Arthur, TX was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her home.She was born March 27, 1953 to the late Willie Carter Jr and Lula Carter Bradford.Elaine resided in San Francisco, CA for 22 years before moving back home in 1998. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln Class of 1971.She was employed with Lowes’ Home Improvement for 19 years.Elaine was a devoted member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church of Port Arthur, Texas.center_img Funeral service will be at 2 pm Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel, 3800 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX withvisitation from 12 pm until service time.last_img read more

JODY HOLTON — Aging is a balancing act; don’t take it for granted

first_img For older adults who report a fall, physicians should ask about difficulties with gait and balance, and should observe for any gait or balance dysfunctions.At least 30 percent of persons 65 and older report difficulty walking three city blocks or climbing one flight of stairs, and approximately 20 percent require the use of a mobility aid to ambulate.Lack of exercise, alcohol, obesity, neuropathy (nerve damage) in the lower legs, certain drugs or medical conditions, even wearing the wrong eyeglasses, can also interfere with balance, at any age.The CDC suggests these basic lifestyle and safety changes to help reduce risk or prevent falls:Begin an exercise program to improve your leg strength & balance.Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines.Get annual eye check-ups & update your eyeglasses.Make your home safer by removing clutter and tripping hazards, putting railings on all stairs and adding grab bars in the bathroom. Have good lighting, especially on stairs.Brisk walking, running and strength training helps improve balance. Any activity that increases strength, especially in your lower limbs, as well as agility, is worthwhile.Even golf, aquatic exercise, and interactive dance video games have been shown to help.Another thing to consider for fall prevention is a vitamin D supplement. Studies suggest that adequate vitamin D reduces the risk of falls by increasing muscle strength in the legs.The recommended daily intake is 600 IU up to age 70 and 800 IU for those older, but 800 to 1,000 IU a day is recommended for most people. People who are deficient may need higher doses.As always, follow your doctor’s advice with any exercises or taking of supplements. Get up, step out, and stay healthy, my friends.Jody Holton writes about health for Port Arthur Newsmedia. She can be reached at [email protected] We all need balance in our lives. Literally.But having good balance is more complex than you may realize. As we make more revolutions around the sun, we find that our functionality changes.Sometimes it changes drastically and quickly. In most cases, it sneaks up on us slowly, and before we know it, we begin to feel not quite as surefooted and begin to need a little help to catch our balance when getting up, climbing steps or walking on uneven surfaces. In 2009, there were roughly 40 million older adults in the U.S.; by 2030, its estimated there will be about 72 million. It is now more important than ever that we bring awareness to a highly preventable risk facing this growing population.Gait and balance disorders are common in older adults and are a major cause of falls in this population. They are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as reduced level of function.Common causes include arthritis and orthostatic hypotension; however, most gait and balance disorders involve multiple contributing factors.Most changes in gait are related to underlying medical conditions and should not be considered an inevitable consequence of aging. Physicians caring for older patients should ask at least annually about falls, and should ask about or examine for difficulties with gait and balance at least once.center_img According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S. is treated in the ER for a fall-related injury every 14 seconds and dies from a fall-related injury every 29 minutes.Additionally, falls are a major public health concern, accounting for $34 billion in direct medical costs in 2017 alone.The good news is falls are preventable and the first step to prevention is understanding risk. Older adults are valuable members of our families and communities, and falling and fear of falling may cause them to limit their activities, which leads to reduced mobility, diminished quality of life and actually increases their risk of falling.last_img read more

Shawnee Mission planning capital projects bond issue that will require voter approval

first_imgThe Shawnee Mission School District could have a bond election in the coming months, Superintendent Jim Hinson told the school board Monday night. Hinson said a facilities review committee is close to completing its work and that he might have a recommendation as early as next month for capital projects that would require the district to issue bonds.Highlands was one of the schools rebuilt in the last bond issue passed in 2004.The last bond issue that went to the voters was in 2004 and before that it was 1994. The election for a new bond would likely be in 2015. The school also will need voter approval next year to keep the additional two percent authority for the local option budget that was included in the school finance bill. Hinson said it is possible those elections could be held at the same time.Among probable projects to be financed by a general obligation bond issue would be the rebuild of potentially five or more elementary schools; a completion of the safety and security upgrades that are being made at each district school; upgrades to the little theaters at the high schools; HVAC replacements (the 1994 bond issue air conditioned schools); roof, curb and gutter repairs; technology purchases (Apple project) for the remaining elementary students who did not receive iPads this year; and collaborative learning spaces at the high schools.The facilities committee started by looking at an 2011-12 committee report and has been bringing it up to date. Recently, the committee has toured facilities at other schools, including some with aquatic centers.The capital outlay budget for this school year, which is part of the annual budget process, includes money for construction of a new administration center for the schools and the rebuild of one elementary school.last_img read more

STATE CHAMPIONS! SM North wins boys 6A title

first_imgSM North celebrates the state championship. Photo via Twitter from SMSD ADSM North has beaten Wichita Southeast, 80-56 in a runaway second half to win the Kansas boys 6A state championship.Michael and Marcus Weathers again combined for 46 points and 17 rebounds to give SM North its first state championship in school history and the first time in the title game since 1964.Michael Weathers led all scorers with 26 points on the night. Avante Williams also had 20 points on the night.SM North was off to a slow start when Wichita Southeast posted a 9-0 lead in the first couple of minutes on three three-point shots. The Indians came roaring back, though, to dominate the rest of the game. At the end of the first quarter, they still trailed 17-15, but had closed out that quarter on a 15-8 run after the opening deficit. The Indians never looked back and Wichita SE was never in contention after that point as the SM North defense and transition offense took over.By halftime, SM North led 37-27 and by the end of the third quarter the Indians were completely in command of the game, leading 58-41. Wichita tried a desperation trapping defense in the closing minutes, but that just let North pull farther ahead as they were able to break the press and move the ball down the court.SM North was able to hold Wichita SE star Jerrick Harding to 22 points. Harding had scored 81 points in the first two tournament games.In televised post-game interviews, Michael Weathers said stopping Harding was a key to the win. It was Michael Weathers’ defense that dropped Harding from the more than 40 points he had been averaging to just 22. Michael called the win a “surreal moment.” Marcus said it was a “true blessing to be in the position” to win a championship. He said coach Steve Stitzer had preached to the team to be energized and go after rebounds. Stitzer said, “the kids made a lot of changes” in the short time he has been running the North program and it has been a lot of hard work on the part of his coaching staff.  He said North “wanted to shut their (Wichita’s) stars out of the game.”This was the fifth final four appearance in SM North history. Wichita SE has made 15 final four appearances, played in seven title games and won four state championships. Lawrence has appeared 14 times with 11 title games and four state championships. Blue Valley Northwest has appeared in seven final fours, five title games and won twice.All four of SM North’s losses this year came to teams from Missouri. The Indians were undefeated in Kansas.last_img read more

Stephen Wayne Stark, 57

first_imgStephen Wayne Stark, Mission, Kansas, was born and raised in Coffeyville, Kansas; the son of Hazel and Arthur Stark and brother of Bill Collins, Carolyn Howard, Virginia Lee Allison and Arthur Stark, Jr. Upon graduating from Field Kindley High School Steve attended KU in Lawrence, transferring to Pittsburg State University for his final year where he earned a BBA degree in Accounting. Steve went on to receive his CPA certification in 1984.Steve and his wife, Diane, moved to Prairie Village, Kansas in 1983 and quickly began their life as parents. The day after their oldest son Timothy Adam Stark celebrated his second birthday, twins Ryan Daniel and Sarah Marie Stark arrived. From day one, Steve was a hands-on father whose love for his children shone in everything he did. Whether it was giving piggyback rides, coaching softball, helping with homework, serving pancakes, belting out a song or reading the nightly bedtime story, Steve excelled as a father. Steve and Diane divorced in 1995 and continued as a team to raise Tim, Ryan, and Sarah. Steve’s devotion and unbridled love for his children was his top priority.Steve excelled as well in his career as a CPA. His services were employed by Yellow Freight, St. Luke’s Hospital, Riverside Transport and State Street. Steve was an exemplary accountant who brought his unique blend of analytical intelligence and general exuberance to every job. Even in his last month of life Steve was selected to participate in a telephone interview for employment. His strong desire to contribute constructively to his field could not be dampened by illness.In 2006, Steve met his love and partner-for-life, Lora Swanson Peterson, and many fun-filled years followed. Their lives took a turn in 2012 when Steve was diagnosed with advanced multiple myeloma. Conventional treatments were used with short-term success. In 2014, through the KU Cancer Center, Steve and Lora embarked on a clinical trial journey of epic proportion. Together, they traveled several times from Kansas City to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC where Steve received an experimental allogeneic T-cell depleted bone marrow transplant. Months of traveling, monitoring, successes and set-backs followed. Through it all Steve remained joyful and uncomplaining; grateful to be a part of the search for a cure. Steve beat cancer. The toll of the fight on his physical body, however, overwhelmed him. Steve’s unselfish contribution to the understanding of a cure for multiple myeloma will forever be a monumental factor in changing the course of treatment for this devastating disease.Steve died peacefully to the voices of his children telling stories while the music of his favorite band, Grateful Dead, played in the background. Steve’s was a life well lived. He will be dearly missed by many.A memorial service and celebration of Steve’s life is scheduled for May 14, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Johnson County Funeral Chapel 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas, 66201. Written or spoken stories of Steve’s life are encouraged.Contributions in Steve’s honor to The American Cancer Society for funding of their Hope Lodge program are greatly appreciated. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.comlast_img read more

Waste Management wants less frequent recycling pickup in Lenexa, but city officials express doubt

first_imgWaste Management, owner and operator of the Johnson County landfill in Shawnee, wants to offer every-other-week curbside recycling pickup services for Lenexa residents on top of the city’s required weekly option.Lenexa city leaders on Tuesday evening heard from John Blessing, public sector manager of Waste Management, who shared the company’s hopes to change the city code and offer both weekly and every-other-week curbside recycling pickup services for residents.Lenexa’s city code currently requires trash/recycling haulers to offer only weekly curbside pickup services for residents.No action was taken, but city leaders say they understand that if they move forward, Waste Management would continue offering both weekly and every-other-week options until the weekly service was eventually discontinued.Company looks to cut costsBlessing said weekly pickups are too costly and unsustainable. He also said weekly pickups may be too frequent, as many recycling bins from Lenexa homes are either not completely full or not put out for emptying. He said Waste Management may roll out the every-other-week option across its service area in the Kansas City metro.John Blessing with Waste Management said the company would prefer to switch all of its Lenexa customers’ schedules from weekly to exclusively every-other-week pickup. Waste Management has yet to make any final decisions, though.Offering every-other-week recycling pickup services for Lenexa residents will result in a cost savings for Waste Management by reallocating labor and transportation toward other needs, Blessing said. He said it would also result in a reduction in the company’s carbon footprint and truck traffic through residential neighborhoods.Blessing said Waste Management would prefer to switch all of its Lenexa customers’ schedules from weekly to exclusively every-other-week pickup, but the company has yet to make any final decisions.“If people still want weekly recycling, first of all, we’re not the only hauler out there that would provide services, but we’ll be responsive to what the market wants,” Blessing said. “But I think that once people see the weekly recycling costs that are out there, the every-other-week option certainly would have a financial advantage to that as well.”Concerns about every-other-week pickupsWhile city staff asked for additional information before making a recommendation to the city council, Community Standards Supervisor Angel Whitaker from the city’s community development department said staff is concerned that having fewer pickups could discourage residents from recycling. City staff may also have to deal with an influx of inquiries from frustrated and confused residents with any changes to the program.“We know that the county and the cities have worked really hard to encourage and go to the recycling over the last 10 years, and we feel like this may discourage it for some families because it is just too confusing for them to remember to put their recycle bin out every other week or store a much larger [bin],” Whitaker said.Some councilmembers also had concerns that a reduction in recycling pickup will become burdensome for avid recyclers whose bins already fill up each week.Waste Management said it would still allow unlimited recycling pickups, although residents would be required to put all recycling in containers — and residents may have to obtain additional containers to meet that requirement. Waste Management would provide more bins at no extra cost, Blessing told the council.Whitaker with the city shared an initial list of pros and cons if Lenexa were to switch over to every-other-week recycling pickup for residents.Pros:Less of a cost increase (presumed and undetermined) for Lenexa residents if every-other-week collection of recycling is allowedReduction in commercial vehicles on residential streetsConsistency with Olathe and Shawnee, which allow every-other-week curbside recyclingCons:Storage space for residents of larger 95-gallon polycarts and extra recycling containersA reduced amount able to be properly stored at a residence: 65 gallons weekly (120 gallons every other week) to 95 gallons every other weekConfusion for residents on schedule, especially on holiday weeks or when weather modifies the scheduleStrain on staff who will field calls from residents confused on schedule, code requirements, etc.The change may discourage recycling and its positive environmental benefitsPresumed cost increase remains with less service to residentsWaste Management has an informational webpage on proper recycling.The city council will consider this item at a future meeting.last_img read more

Brennan Center report warns of ‘cash register justice’ in Florida

first_img June 1, 2010 Regular News Brennan Center report warns of ‘cash register justice’ in Florida A new study offers new insight into the role so called “cash register justice” plays in Florida’s court systemThe Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law recently released a 48-page report detailing the findings and recommendations of the study, conducted by the center with funding from a Florida Bar Foundation grant.States are increasingly turning to so-called “user fees” and surcharges to underwrite criminal justice costs and close budget gaps. That’s particularly true in Florida — according to the report — where since 1996 the state has added more than 20 new categories of financial obligations for criminal defendants and, at the same time, eliminated most exemptions for those who cannot pay.Those decisions have produced more fees and resulted in inconsistent collection practices statewide, writes Rebekah Diller, deputy director of the Justice Program at the Brennan Center and author of The Hidden Costs of Florida’s Criminal Justice Fee.“At their worst, collection practices can lead to a new variation of ‘debtors’ prison,’ when individuals are arrested and incarcerated for failing to appear in court to explain missed payments,” wrote Diller in her executive summary of the report.According to the report, Florida’s practice of financing its criminal justice system with fees from the indigent creates a cycle of debt for ex-offenders that threatens their successful re-entry into society.The report also raises questions about the efficiency of the practice. Many of the fees are uncollectible, leaving the court system underfunded. In some places, the report says collection costs are borne partly by counties and court clerks, and the adjudication of fee payments incurs even more costs.Among the findings:• The Florida Legislature has eliminated payment exemptions for the indigent, thus demanding revenue from a population unable to pay;• In Leon County, collection practices resulted in more than 800 arrests for failure to appear at debt hearings and more than 20,000 hours of jail time alone in one year.• Florida routinely suspends drivers’ licenses for failure to make payments, a practice that sets the debtor up for a vicious cycle of “driving with a suspended license” convictions;• Florida allows private debt collection firms to add up to a 40 percent surcharge on unpaid debt.The report also offers recommendations and long-term reforms that may boost court budgets and address the hidden costs of fee collection. Some suggestions included:• The Legislature should exempt those unable to pay criminal justice fees from legal financial obligations;• Payment plans should be tailored to an individual’s ability to pay, as state law already requires;• Florida’s Supreme Court should adopt court rules to end the new debtors’ prison;• Counties can save money by eliminating debt-related arrests for failure to appear and resulting incarceration in already crowded jails.The report also offers longer-term reforms:• The Legislature should reconsider levying legal financial obligations in felony cases without a full understanding of how the debt may affect an individual’s attempt to re-enter his/her community.• Reforms must ensure that counties and others do not bear hidden costs of state revenue collection. For a number of counties, the fee system requires expenditures for collections, particularly the arrest and incarceration of nonpayers, and increases the dockets of their already overburdened court systems. These costs are passed on to taxpayers at the local level. While the state gets a revenue enhancement from fee collection, the ledger sheet for other Floridians may well be in the red. A new source of revenue only works if it does not result in hidden costs.While the Foundation didn’t commission the study, it funded the study through an Improvement in the Administration of Justice Grant.center_img Brennan Center report warns of ‘cash register justice’ in Floridalast_img read more