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  1. https://www.yahoo.com/news/neil-goldschmidt-former-oregon-governor-234905959.html Neil Goldschmidt was credited with starting Portland on its path to becoming a magnet for the young, hip and liberal before becoming a U.S. cabinet secretary and Oregon’s governor. But between converting a busy highway into a popular riverfront park and developing the seeds of a robust public transit system, Portland’s fuzzy-haired, sideburned mayor had a secret double life. For years in the 1970s, he engaged in an illegal sexual relationship with the teenage daughter of an aide. Goldschmidt died at his Portland home on Wednesday, The Oregonian reported, according to family members. He was 83. The newspaper said the reported cause was heart failure. At 32, Goldschmidt was elected the youngest mayor of a major American city in 1972. Seven years later, he left City Hall to become President Jimmy Carter’s transportation secretary. He served one term as Oregon governor, from 1987 to 1991. Goldschmidt announced in 1990 that he and his wife, Margie, were separating and he wouldn’t seek a second term, saying, “It will require more of myself than I am prepared to give.” He never sought elected office again. The decision by one of Oregon’s most revered politicians was shocking, and left many wondering why he’d walk away from a career on the rise. The question may have been answered when Goldschmidt admitted on March 6, 2004, that while he was mayor, he had a sexual relationship that began when the girl was 14. Under Oregon law at the time, the sexual encounters would have been considered statutory rape because of the girl’s age, but he escaped punishment because the statute of limitations had expired. Goldschmidt confessed to The Oregonian as the rival Willamette Week was preparing to publish an article revealing the abuse. He claimed the relationship — which he called an “affair” — lasted for about a year. Later newspaper reports showed it had lasted as long as three years. In interviews that were published after her death in 2011, the woman told newspapers that it actually continued for more than a decade and contributed to a tragic life of alcohol and drug abuse. The abuse was revealed months after Goldschmidt had assumed two high-profile positions: as chairman of the Oregon Board of Higher Education and as a point man for a Texas firm trying to acquire Portland General Electric. He retreated from public life. “In the 35 years since I failed this young woman, her family, and my family, the pain has never eased,” Goldschmidt told The Oregonian in an email after the victim died in 2011. When the abuse became public, Goldschmidt’s portrait was moved from a prominent place in the state Capitol to a hidden library. In 2011, it was put in storage at the state historical society. The scandal reverberated among Oregon’s political elite, where rumors circulated about who knew Goldschmidt’s secret and kept it quiet. As governor, Goldschmidt led the state as it recovered from nearly eight years of recession following the decline of the timber industry. He was credited with reforming Oregon’s workers’ compensation system and pursuing international trade opportunities. Goldschmidt was born in Eugene on June 16, 1940. After graduating from South Eugene High School, Goldschmidt attended the University of Oregon, where he received a degree in political science in 1963. As student body president, he went straight to then-Gov. Mark Hatfield to seek more support for higher education. At law school in Berkeley, California, Goldschmidt pushed for campus reforms and marched for civil rights in Mississippi. “He was like a machine gun,” Hatfield once told The Oregonian. “He had as many ideas as the trigger would pull.” A legal aid attorney in Portland from 1967 to 1969, Goldschmidt began his political career as a city commissioner in 1971 and was elected mayor the following year. The fuzzy-haired, sideburned Goldschmidt was known as a civic visionary. During the Goldschmidt era, Portland’s widely praised light-rail transit system was conceived and built. He fostered strong neighborhoods and provided the spark for downtown revitalization. Portland sports fans recall Bill Walton drenching him with beer after the Trail Blazers won their first — and only — NBA championship in 1977. He left in 1979 to run the U.S. Department of Transportation, earning national acclaim for helping to bail out ailing automaker Chrysler Corp. After Carter lost his reelection bid, Goldschmidt returned to Oregon, where he headed Canadian operations for athletic apparel giant Nike, Inc. In 1986, Goldschmidt entered the Oregon governor’s race, which saw him locked with Republican Norma Paulus in one of the state’s closest gubernatorial contests. The campaign was conducted against the backdrop of the state’s continuing economic distress and high unemployment. Goldschmidt, buoyed by support from the business community and his own business experience, won with 52 percent of the vote. Analysts attributed his victory to his economic program and to his record of cutting crime as mayor of Portland. In office, Goldschmidt was willing to place more emphasis on economic growth and less on environmental protection, a reversal of state policies of a decade earlier when many residents feared growth. He also issued an executive order that gave gays protected civil rights status within state government. Voters, however, revoked that order in 1988. His governorship didn’t win universal praise. Critics said his words outran his accomplishments and others said he lacked patience and had become bored with bureaucracy. He was also dogged by the highly publicized murder of a state prison official, which led to allegations of corruption in the prison system. An independent investigation ordered by Goldschmidt uncovered problems in the prison system, but no links to the murder. After leaving office, he founded the Oregon Children’s Foundation and volunteered for its literacy program in the schools. He served on many commissions and boards and started his own law practice in downtown Portland, which focused on strategic planning. He is survived by his second wife, Diana Snowden; their daughter; two children from a previous marriage; and a stepchild.
  2. The Republicans win their fourth straight game crushing the Democrats, 31-11...
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    2023-24 NHL Season...

    Going to be very difficult for Edmonton to win this series... Florida has been very good defensively the first two games and their goalie has been phenomenal... It really wouldn't surprise me if the Oilers get swept... Still holding out hope though...
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    2023-24 NHL Season...

    I know that this won't be a thread that gets a lot of action, but it is great that the NHL season is in full swing... I think that this will be a long year for the Capitals and they will hover around .500 all season and not make the playoffs again... I would like to see Connor McDavid get his first cup... He is best player in hockey and fun to watch, but come playoff time, the Western Conference usually have some tough outs...
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    Restaurant says get off my lawn

    Most lawyers are such a waste, taking on stupid lawsuits like this one...
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    Reading Is Fundamental

    Well duh... It is a book of fiction...
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    Has he even played a full season yet?
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    Restaurant says get off my lawn

    Absolutely nothing wrong with this... If that is what they want to do, then they can do it...
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    Taylor Swift hot?

    cmh would be very excited about that...
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    Wordle scores

    Wordle 1,086 2/6 🟨🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
  11. https://deadline.com/2019/10/game-of-thrones-new-series-house-of-the-dragons-targaryen-hbo-max-greenlight-1202771886/ GoT veteran Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with GoT co-executive producer Martin and Vince Gerardis, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys announced at WarnerMedia Day. House of the Dragon marks Sapochnik’s first project as part of an HBO overall deal where he will develop and produce content for both HBO and HBO Max. Written by Condal based on Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes. “The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories,” says Bloys. “We look forward to exploring the origins of HouseTargaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.” While narrative specifics on the project based on Martin’s Fire & Blood book are scarce, House of the Dragon will certainly be rich in the dragonlord ancestors of Daenerys. We also hear that the Dance of Dragons civil war alluded to in the blockbuster GoT TV series that just ended its Emmy-winning eighth season earlier this year, and in the books, may make up a significant part of this prequel’s storyline. House of the Dragon was one of the remaining four GoT spinoffs in the works at various stages for HBO and its corporate overlords at AT&T. In the works with Martin and Condal since fall 2018, the House Targaryen project from old pals Martin and Condal takes on material originally explored by Bryan Cogman in one of the five GoT prequel scripts commissioned by the then Richard Plepler-run HBO two years ago. With HBO Max set to launch next spring, the House of the Dragon project comes from the first installment in the pre-GoT book series was published in November 2018. Further chronicling the long-ruling house’s reign, the second Fire & Blood book is expected in the next year or so, we hear. The unveiling of this latest GoT project moving ahead comes just hours after Deadline revealed exclusively that the Naomi Watts-led prequel pilot being showrun by Jane Goldman had its plug pulled by the premium cabler. Back in September, Deadline revealed that the Martin and Condal offering was nearing a green light. The project had been gaining momentum as rumors about problems behind the scenes of the Goldman pilots started to surface. Sapochnik won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series as well as the DGA Award for the Game of Thrones episode, Battle of The Bastards. He was nominated for another Emmy in 2019 for directing the episode The Long Night and shared the Emmy for Best Drama Series as an Executive Producer for the final season. In total, Sapochnik has directed six episodes of Game of Thrones. He also directed the film, Bios for Amblin Studios starring Tom Hanks which debuts in the fall of 2020. Previously, Sapochnik directed episodes of True Detective for HBO and Banshee for Cinemax. Ryan Condal was the co-creator and showrunner of USA’s Colony for three seasons. He was the writer of MGM’s Hercules and is currently adapting the graphic novel Analog as a feature for Lionsgate. Sapochnik is repped by WME. Condal is repped by Grandview and McKuin Frankel. Martin is with manager Vince Gerardis. Both Condal and Martin also were repped in the original deal for the project, which was made last fall, by WME.
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    Caitlin Clark debut

    Nice game against the Mystics… Scored 30 points and tied a rookie record with seven made three-pointers…. Also had eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals…. She turned it over eight times but as much as she handles the ball, it isn’t surprising for now…
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    2023-24 NHL Season...

    The conference finals were scheduled to finish on June 3, 4, or 5... This would have been the normal start time for game one if those went the distance...
  14. I don’t think they are allowed to be misleading on injury reports now…. Hasn’t the NFL cracked down on that recently?
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    Jon Stewart?

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    Wonder what Pete Rose is Thinking. .

    Did this happen on the moon?
  17. Maybe someone in this section can answer... Is it safe to remove them from my ignore list?
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    Caitlin Clark debut

    WNBA rescinds 2nd technical foul against Sky's Angel Reese https://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/40284955/wnba-rescinds-2nd-technical-foul-sky-angel-reese The second technical foul called Tuesday against Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese has been rescinded by the WNBA, the league said Wednesday. Reese was ejected after drawing two technical fouls for disagreeing with an official in the fourth quarter of the Sky's 88-75 loss to the visiting New York Liberty. Reese was called for her fifth personal foul with 2:31 left and then called for two technical fouls by the same official, Charles Watson. Reese appeared to say something to Watson and then quickly waved her hand. "I tried to get an explanation. I did not," Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon said in the postgame news conference. "I don't know to this moment what has happened." Lead official Maj Forsberg later told a pool reporter after the game that Reese's technical fouls were for "disrespectfully addressing" the official and then for "waving her hand in dismissal." Reese, who finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes, did not appear at the news conference. The Chicago Bulls' Lonzo Ball, who was in attendance at the game, said on X that he would pay the $400 fine Reese faced from the WNBA for the two technical fouls. Now, that fine will be $200 since it's only one technical foul. For the first three technical fouls in a season, the WNBA assesses a $200 fine for each. Technical fouls four to six each get a $400 fine. A seventh technical foul brings an $800 fine plus a one-game suspension.
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    Just when you though you were safe....

    I think you forgot a "T"...
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    Just when you though you were safe....

    I just read that about five minutes ago... Was like "holy sh*t"...
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    torridjoe is not torridjoe

    It is what they strive for...
  22. That happens pretty frequently, just not in that situation...