While Phish has settled into Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for their annual Colorado visits, there was a time in the mid-’90s when the band played the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre every year. Making their debut at the storied venue in 1993, Phish played the venue nine times between 1993 and 1996, plus four more times in 2009. Between the magic of Red Rocks and of a Phish show, especially during the 1990s, these performances are the stuff of legends.Our Phishtory piece for the day takes phans back to 1995, when Phish wrapped up a two-night run on this day. After laying down a solid show on night one, Phish took things to the next level with a fun performance on June 10th. Any show that opens with “Makisupa Policeman” has our attention, especially when that segues into a crunchy “Llama.”The first set featured a “Prince Caspian > It’s Ice > Free” combination, before going into a rare first-set “You Enjoy Myself” that somehow found its way into a “Hold Your Head Up” segment with a vocal jam. From there, drummer Jon Fishman took the lead on a cover of “Lonesome Cowboy Bill,” a full three years before Phish would perform the Velvet Underground album in its entirety.The second set heated up with some great jams, including a rockin’ “Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove” for the faithful. The biggest surprise of the night, however, came in the encore, when the band debuted their version of The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life.” The Beatles classic has become something of a live staple for Phish, popping up in setlists a full 65 more times throughout their career. That this show featured the debut surely cements itself in the Phish history books.Listen to the full show streaming below.[Audio: fromtheaquarium]Setlist: Phish | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/10/1995Set 1: Makisupa Policeman -> Llama, Prince Caspian > It’s Ice > Free, Rift, You Enjoy Myself -> Hold Your Head Up > Lonesome Cowboy Bill > Hold Your Head Up, Suzy GreenbergSet 2: Maze, Fee > Uncle Pen, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace, Sample in a JarEncore: A Day in the Life Vocal jam. Trey sang verses through megaphone. Phish debut.Notes: This show marked the first Phish performance of A Day in the Life. YEM segued into a HYHU vocal jam. Page teased Fanfare for the Common Man several times before Lonesome Cowboy Bill. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Milan man that was arrested after rear-ending a tractor on State Road 350 in late December is now facing upgraded charges.According to officials, Richard Campos, 41, admitted to drinking 15 beers before getting behind the wheel and rear-ending the tractor.Campos also told investigators that he had been drunk for 3 consecutive days.Hubert Brown, of Whitewater Township Ohio, was the man driving the tractor, and later died of injuries sustained in the crash.Campos was originally charged with Operating while Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Operating while Intoxicated While Endangering another Person, and Operating while intoxicated with a Prior Conviction.The Operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury charge has been upgraded to Causing Death when Operating a Motor Vehicle while intoxicated while License was Suspended or Revoked.Campos is also facing a Habitual Offender charge stemming from a long criminal history dating back to 1994.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIt has not been an easy spring for the Wisconsin defensiveline unit. So far, eight defensive linemen have missed time.Starters Jason Chapman (torn ACL), Mike Newkirk (shoulder)and Kirk DeCremer (back) all have had surgery and are out for the remainder ofspring practices. Reserves Brandon Hoey (back), Dan Cascone (shoulder), RickyGarner (hamstring), Dan Moore (knee) and Patrick Butrym (shoulder) have allmissed time this spring as well, making it difficult for head coach BretBielema to even field a defensive line in practice.“It’s a physical sport, and it’s part of thegame,” Newkirk said. “It’s the price you pay to play. It’s somethingyou have to take with a grain of salt and make sure you do whatever you can toget back on the field and find a way to make it better.”Because the line has been so depleted from injuries, Bielemahas been forced to convert some players to keep the depth on the defensiveline.“Bottom line, some of our threes are now ones,”Bielema said. “If you look at our second defensive line, we’ve got twoformer linebackers and an [offensive] lineman that we converted two daysago.”And while it has been hard seeing defensive linemen droppinglike flies this spring, the injuries have allowed some of the less experiencedplayers like Butrym, Jeff Stehle and O’Brien Schofield more time play on theNo. 1 line.“If you’re going to try and take a positive out of anegative, it is the more guys that we can give reps to, the better they aregoing to be,” Bielema said.“It’s kind of hurt us, but it gives a lot of guys a lotof opportunities to step up and show that they can play here,” Schofieldsaid “We are getting a lot more reps. It’s tiring, but it’s going to helpus in the end getting reps and getting to be consistent in what we do.”Schofield has used added playing time this spring to try toimprove his game overall so he can show the coaches he deserves to be on thefield come fall.“I’m looking to be a better football player and abetter student of the game and be consistent,” Schofield said. “SinceI’ve been here, that’s what has kept me off the field: being consistent. I’veshown hot flashes, but right now I just want to show the coaches that they cancount on me to do it every time. I would like to show that I can playhere.”For Newkirk, sitting out this spring has not been easy onhim, and he says he feels “caged up” not being able to get out thereand play. However, Newkirk has remained active with the defensive line allspring, giving the younger players pointers in an effort to help them improve.“I (help them) with little things, like theirfundamentals, like their first step,” Newkirk said. “When we watchedfilm, they can correct it when they see themselves. But when we are out on thefield, sometimes we can sit back and watch since we are not practicing. We’vebeen watching the tackles, trying to help them out a little bit with handplacement, first step, just giving them any pointers that we can from ourexperience playing.”Another positive out of all the injuries is that when allthe players come back in the fall, the line will be one of the most experiencedgroups on the team. Chapman, Newkirk and Matt Shaughnessy will all be seniorstarters, and it is that experience that Shaughnessy believes will help thisunit be successful this year.“We know each other so well, we can play games withother people,” Shaughnessy said. “We know what someone else is goingto do because we’ve played with them for so long, and we know what they can andcan’t do.”It always helps when you got that chemistry and can playtogether real well,” Newkirk added.The experience younger players are gaining this spring willalso help the Badger defense return to form after a down year in 2007.“I feel a lot times you won’t always live up topeople’s expectations,” Schofield said about the defense’s performancelast year. “I feel that as a defense we kind of fed into the hype thateverybody was saying, but we weren’t getting the work done. Now we know it’snot just going to happen. We have to actually work hard every day, work hard indrills, stay focused and that it will help us out in the end.”
Fears over the coronavirus have led Stuart-based Southeast Florida Honor Flight to announce Sunday that it is cancelling its two spring flights from Palm Beach International Airport that treat war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.“This was difficult for us, knowing that for a lot of these veterans, their clock is ticking and they’ve been waiting to go for so long,” says Kathy Sreenan, spokeswoman for the Southeast Florida group.“A lot of them even say that: ’I don’t know if I’ll even make it to the next one,” she adds. “But their health and welfare comes first.”Honor Flight takes veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to their wars’ memorials on the National Mall, and to the Air Force Memorial and to a Arlington National Cemetery changing of the guard ceremony.Each flight, which happens on a chartered American Airlines A321 Airbus, carries 80 volunteers, 80 of their guardians and 22 additional volunteers.The Southeast Florida group cancelled its April 11 and May 30 flights but will take those veterans on its fall flights, which are set for Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, according to Sreenan.“The Southeast Florida Honor Flight Board of Directors determined their best course of action based on risk assessment and averting the possibility of exposing their older, vulnerable veterans to the COVID-19 virus,” Sreenan says. “Honor Flight trips include constant handshakes and hugs by appreciative Americans throughout the day, which, although typically very appreciated, are currently not advised to avoid possible infection.”“Furthermore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s suggestion that people over 60 years of age and those with underlying health problems “strongly consider avoiding activities that involve large crowds, such as traveling by airplane…” added to the prudent call to cancel the two Spring 2020 flights, as well as the associated Operation Homecoming events at Palm Beach International Airport.”Southeast Florida Honor Flight is one of nine Honor Flight hubs in the state. Based in Stuart, it serves veterans in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties, all of whom fly out of PBIA.
(Borghetto Santo Spirito, Italy) — What a nightmare…an Italian woman is locked inside her apartment with her dead husband’s body because of a coronavirus quarantine. The woman has reportedly been shouting for help from her balcony for two days.The woman’s husband died Monday from coronavirus and she’s been in her apartment with him since then.The mayor of her northern Italian town says no one is allowed to approach the body right now because of stringent restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus. The husband, who had tested positive for coronavirus previously, died Monday at 2 a.m. local time. “Yes, it is true she is still there with the body and we won’t be able to remove it until Wednesday morning,“ the mayor said. Canepa said quarantine protocol states that no one is allowed to approach the body.“Unfortunately, we have a security protocol we must follow,” he said. The mayor also said that the man refused to be taken to the local hospital for recovery, which led to this situation. “Otherwise, this wouldn’t have happened,” he said.The story made headlines in Italy as stories emerged of the wife’s despair at remaining locked up with her husband’s dead body for hours on end.
Roger Goodell, May 2014. (Photo by Zennie Abraham / flickr)A list of America’s best compensated CEOs, as you might imagine, includes a dream team of industry titans. According to Equilar, which collects data on executive salaries, Oracle’s Larry Ellison pulled in $96.2 million of total compensation in 2012; he’s followed by other bold-faced business names like Robert Iger of Walt Disney ($37.1 million), Rupert Murdoch of 21st Century Fox ($22.4 million), and Alan Mulally of Ford ($21 million).Another member of that salary stratosphere is Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League, who earned $44.2 million in total compensation in 2012.The difference between Goodell and the rest, though, is that he runs a nonprofit. That’s right—the National Football League is, in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, a nonprofit.That tax-exempt status has never been more in danger, due to rising political and public anger at recent NFL scandals, including the Ray Rice domestic abuse case, the Adrian Peterson child abuse case, and the Washington Redskins’ refusal to change their name and mascot.In Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Steelers have received their own self-inflicted black eyes: Following allegations of sexual abuse in 2010, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger served a four-game suspension, while recently re-signed linebacker James Harrison was arrested on domestic abuse in 2008 (those charges were later dropped).Over the past year, three U.S. Senators have proposed bills to strip the NFL of its tax exemption, while more than 400,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Congress to act.“We are subsidizing this institution that has been so incredibly obtuse about the issues of sexual violence,” says Lawrence Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the founder of Rootstrikers, a grassroots advocacy group that has campaigned against the exemption. “The American public obviously likes sports and football, but when you’re in a clearly commercial context, when an enormous amount of money is being made, the idea that you would be subsidizing it is craziness.”A convenient loopholeTo be clear: The entire NFL is not a nonprofit. Like many modern corporations, what we think of as “The NFL” is an entity composed of various subsidies, including the for-profit NFL Network (the cable and satellite network owned by the league), as well as 32 separate teams. In 2012, “The NFL” netted $9.5 billion in revenue through TV licensing, ticket sales and merchandise; the vast majority of that money is funneled through the league’s teams. The teams are subsequently responsible for paying “dues” to the league’s office, which manages rules, oversees referees and conducts “player safety research.” The league office received $326 million in dues in 2012, the most recent year for which such data is available. Only the league office, run by Goodell, is considered a nonprofit.Unlike public charities such the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, which are considered 501(c)(3) nonprofits, the NFL is a 501(c)(6) organization, a segment of the tax code that applies to trade associations such as the American Medical Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was created in 1942. These groups are afforded nonprofit status to support the “common interest” of the members of a particular industry. The AMA, for example, supports doctors across the country; the chamber advances collective business interests. Membership is supposed to be open to anyone who can meet some basic requirement, be it a medical degree or a real estate license.Given that the NFL “trade association” is limited to just 32 teams, several experts told PublicSource that the league shouldn’t be considered a 501(c)(6) organization. Philip Hackney, an associate professor at the Law Center at Louisiana State University and a former attorney in the IRS’s department of tax-exempt government entities, points to the seemingly similar situation in the 1979 U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Muffler Dealers Assn. Inc. vs. United States. Muffler chain Midas tried to form a trade association of Midas dealers around the country to take advantage of the nonprofit tax breaks at the national office. The IRS denied the request, as did the Supreme Court, ruling that the association’s focus — which was to promote Midas — was far too narrow.“In my mind, the NFL doesn’t fit very well [into 501(c)(6) status]” Hackney says. “They do some good things with charity, but the majority of what they do is promote the brand of the NFL and the 32 teams.”Goodell’s salary also seems to fail the IRS requirement that no nonprofit exists to benefit a certain individual. With his $44.2 million in compensation in 2012, Goodell took home a whopping 14 percent of the league office’s total revenue. Other top earners were executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash ($7.9 million) and executive vice president of business ventures Eric Grubman ($4.2 million); three others received compensation packages higher than $1.7 million.Even among the other nonprofit leagues, the staggering NFL salaries stand out. For the sake of comparison, both National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and Professional Golf Association Tour commissioner Timothy Finchem each made $8.3 million. While the NBA has always been a nonprofit, Major League Baseball gave up its tax-exempt status in 2008 — in part, some reports say, to avoid revealing information about high salaries to the public.When PublicSource reached out to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a comment on the league’s tax status, they referred us to the NFL’s league office. Brian McCarthy, the NFL’s vice president of communications, directed us to a 2013 U.S. News article written by Jeremy Spector, the league’s outside tax counsel. In the piece, Spector points out that in 2009, the IRS confirmed the league’s tax-exempt status, but fails to discuss either the NFL’s “common interest” as a trade association, or Goodell’s high salary.“Ask yourself, why would a nonprofit anywhere — the whole purpose of a nonprofit is to help people — pay a CEO $44 million a year?” says Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a critic of the NFL tax breaks. “That tells you’re not a nonprofit right there.”Time for a change?
Chef Jams Conroy, director of prepared foods for Food Circus Supermarkets, with some of the produce department’s assortment of fresh winter greens. Photo by Andy McDonoughFall and winter meals aren’t just about comfort foodby Andy McDonoughWhen the weather turns cooler it’s time to think about all the great cold weather comfort foods, like butternut squash soup, apple cobbler served up warm with a scoop of ice cream and aromatic pumpkin pies with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.But hold on — I may put on a few pounds just writing that sentence. Let’s consider that eating well should not be a seasonal event. The cooler weather has plenty to offer for home chefs past the comfort foods in which we love to indulge, many of which we know are more about tradition than good health.What about salads? Are we done with them at the end of August? No, and not by a long shot. When the summer salad joins our memories of sand and surf is when things start to get interesting in the salad department.It’s true that through the miracles of the modern supermarket produce department we could have lettuce and tomato salads year-round, but if you believe that the summer salad has had its day you’ll welcome the bold tastes and new textures that winter salads have to offer.Winter salads can’t rely on ripe tomatoes and delicate butter lettuce to make them shine. Instead, it’s hearty greens, salty cheese, and crunchy nuts make distinctive winter salads delicious. The tastes are bold and offer lots of interesting combinations to explore. Use the building blocks below to create your own perfect winter salad or try out the recipe at the end of this article.It’s an easy and distinctive Radicchio Hazelnut Blue Cheese Salad, perfect to accompany a hearty cold weather meal or stand on its own.Start With Hearty Greens, Chicories or Cabbages – Avoid the wilted lettuces and mesclun mixes in plastic bags or flown in from around the globe. Go instead with the hearty greens, the crunchy chicories, or the crisp cabbages that flourish in the fall and through winter. Your wondering, what a chicory is, right? Belgian endive, escarole, and radicchio are all chicories. Related to, but bolder than lettuces, chicories have sturdier leaves and a more assertive flavor famous for its bitter edge. Use their distinctive flavors to add a bright, bracing element to your salads. Best of all, they are a fall and winter crop and are available fresh locally when lettuces are not.Speaking of alternatives to lettuce, many of the greens you may be used to cooking (chard and kale in particular) are delicious raw and make for great salads. Buy small-leafed versions or cut larger leaves into bite-size pieces or ribbon-like shreds.Add a Hit of Salt – Heart greens and chicories can handle a lot of flavor, including plenty of salt if you’re so inclined. Feta, cojita, and blue cheeses are all great matches for winter salads – just crumble them to taste. Olives, either whole pitted, or pitted and chopped, are also good bets. You can even create your own Green Olive Dressing mixing in some minced green olives. Don’t overdo it with mixing salty players. Pick one and let it stand out.Toss In Something Crunchy – Winter greens have a lot of body and textures of their own, so feel free to add some serious crunch if you are so inclined. Nuts, seeds, croutons, slices of radish, pieces of fennel, slim cuts of uncooked carrot – anything that will give that crunchy element to the dish.Don’t Forget the Sweet Option – The bitter edge that underlies winter greens and chicories can benefit from a little bit of sweetness. Roasted beets and apples are good to use for balance, as are winter fruits like pears, oranges, kumquats or dates. Dried raisins, cranberries, blueberries and other fruits can add distinctive texture and sweetness, too.Or, Lose the Leaves Entirely – Don’t forget that some of the very best summer salads, like a Marinated Green Bean Salad, don’t always involve leaves. Some of the best possible winter salads don’t involve greens of any sort. Roasted beet salads, Celery Red Onion Salad, Celery Root Salad, or Lentil Salad are great and don’t need a leaf.Here is a versatile gem of a salad is crisp and boldly flavorful. It’s easy to put its few key ingredients together in minutes, but tasty enough to impress.Radicchio Hazelnut Blue Cheese SaladThe secret to this salad is the balance of its three strong players: the standout taste of radicchio; the bold, salty flavor of blue cheese; and crunch from the hazelnuts. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, substitute a cheese you like or just leave it out. The radicchio and hazelnuts are a great combination and can carry this dish on their own. Nut allergy? Then, by all means, loose the nuts. The strong flavors of radicchio and blue cheese balance each other nicely, but you don’t leave out the crunch entirely. Try it with sunflower seeds or pepitas (pumpkin seeds).Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutesYield: 4 servingsIngredients:1 head radicchio1 shallot (optional)2 Tbsp. agrodulce or 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar plus 1 tsp. sugar2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oilSalt1/2 cup toasted, chopped hazelnuts1/4 cup crumbled blue cheesePreparation:Trim and chop radicchio. Wash and dry and set aside. Meanwhile, mince the shallot and put it in a large salad bowl. Add agrodulce (a traditional sweet and sour sauce in Italian cuisine) or vinegar and sugar and let sit 5 to 10 minutes, whisk in olive oil and add salt to taste.Add radicchio to salad bowl and toss gently but thoroughly until leaves are evenly coated with the dressing. Now you can either add the hazelnuts and blue cheese and toss everything together, or divide the radicchio evenly among 4 salad plates and sprinkle with its share of the hazelnuts and blue cheese for a more elegant presentation.
By Chris Rotolo |FAIR HAVEN — At the borough’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli predicted the potential future rehabilitation of the iconic Oceanic Bridge will be one of Fair Haven’s top issues in 2018.The 2,712-foot span linking neighboring Rumson and Middletown became a topic of discussion among locals in December, when area residents were invited by Monmouth County to give input on what should be done about the aging structure, built in 1939.Over 200 responses from area residents have been published on the county’s informal website, MonmouthCountyOceanicBridge.com, with many of the respondents expressing their wishes to maintain the personality of the overpass as a low-altitude drawbridge, rather than a raised, fixed-span construction that could potentially impact the scenic views of Navesink River homeowners.Reports from Monmouth County and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority show the bridge is effectively failing. Combinations of age, deterioration and traffic volume have led both agencies to search for a replacement.Still, others hoped the remodel would not interfere with their ability to bike and walk over the structure.“Fair Haven prides itself on being a walkable and bike-friendly community,” Lucarelli said. “In 2017 we adopted a new transit plan as part of our master plan. So in the new year, we’ll continue to advocate for biking and pedestrian facilities on the new bridge.”“Whether it’s a fixed-span that’s raised or a drawbridge, that’s yet to be seen,” Lucarelli added, stressing that to have a biking and pedestrian-friendly construction “is our main mission.”Christopher Rodriguez is the Borough Council’s liaison to the county committee in charge of the Oceanic Bridge’s reconstruction. The Democratic councilman was due to be sworn in on Tuesday after being elected in November to a three-year term. However, he was out of state and absent from the reorganization session.Rodriguez’s fellow incumbent, Susan Sorensen, was on hand, and the Republican councilwoman was sworn in to a three-year term of her own.The governing body also elected John Peters as Borough Council president. He has served as the head of the finance committee.Lucarelli also oversaw the appointment of a new municipal court judge, Peter Lucas, whose son Peter Lucas Jr. was just named to The Two River Times All-Area Football Team after rushing for 2,196 yards and 31 touchdowns for Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. Anthony Vecchio was appointed as the new municipal prosecutor.Also recognized at the reorganization session were Fire Company officers Matthew DePonti (Fire Chief), Christopher Schrank (Deputy Chief), Matthew Bufano (First Assistant Chief) and Kevin Countryman (Second Assistant Chief), as were First Aid officers Katy Frissora (Captain), Dan Kane (1st Lieutenant) and Roxanne Keane (2nd Lieutenant). Fire Police officers Douglas Anderson (Captain), Marty Coy (1st Lieutenant) and Daniel Chernavsky (2nd Lieutenant), and Water Rescue Team Members John P. Felsmann (Unit Coordinator), Michael Wiehl (Deputy Coordinator), Jim Cerruti (Operations and Training) and Tim Morrissey (Maintenance and Repair) were also recognized.This article was first published in the Jan. 4-11, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsLike a well-oiled machine, the L.V. Rogers Bombers picked apart the Rossland Royals in every facet of the opening West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball game Tuesday at the Hangar.The Bombers shook off any pre-season rust, outscoring the Royals 22-3 in the second period to dump Rossland 87-18.The game was the first of the hoop season for both teams, but the Bombers definitely looked like the a squad in mid-season form.“I thought we were okay, but I find myself hyper-critical of the way we play,” Bomber head coach Ross Naka told The Nelson Daily following the game.“Rossland had only six guys so I cycled everyone in to the game. But (overall) I was pretty happy with what went on out on the court.”Rossland kept pace for the remainder of the first period — trailing 22-12 — but after the teams returned to the court for the second period it was all LVR.“I thought we started a bit slow on defence but in the second half there was a lot more talking on defence and we looked much, much better,” explained Naka, pleased with his young squad consisting of nine Grade 11s, two seniors and a Grade 10 player.McLain Sandeveland led the Bomber attack with 16 points while Matt Zukowski added 14.Connor Banks scored 12 and Jack Sturrup and Isaiah Kingdon each had 10.For Rossland Diego Mrlenaro had 12 points.The Bombers set out on the road Friday to play in the 51st annual Ok-kan-aqen Invitational Boy’s Basketball Tournament hosted by defending AA champion South Okanagan Hornets.The Bombers get fed to the wolves right off as LVR meets South Okanagan at noon Friday.The tournament is being played in Osoyoos as the gymnasium is not ready for play after a fire gutted the school earlier this year.Royals explode past LVR with big fourth quarter The news was not as good for the LVR Senior Girls as Rossland out scored the home side 29-10 in the fourth quarter en route to a 49-30 win in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action.Carrie Smith led the Royals with 15 points as the Royals converted three baskets from behind the three-point arc.Devyn Parker, Kiandra McLaren, and Samantha Einarson each had four points to lead the Bombers.LVR travels to Vernon Friday to play in the Vernon Panthers Invitational Tournament.First up for LVR is South Okanagan [email protected]