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Parasocial

Relationships

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If the isolation of the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s just how much we rely on our relationships to get through the day. Locked down with only FaceTime and fantasy to get us through, the boundaries between connections “real” and imagined are increasingly non-existent. So don’t fret if all that screen time has made the gang in Friends start to feel a lot like a gang of your actual friends; you’ve just crossed into the realm of the parasocial—a parallel world where one-way connections with celebrities or fictional characters have all the intensity of a reciprocal relationship.

 

These bonds, while first formally articulated in 1956, have existed wherever humans have been able to create “intimacy at a distance.” Recent research reveals parasocial relationships can shape everything from what we buy and who we vote for to how we feel on a daily basis. It’s no illusion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parasocial relationships.  Dangerous or beneficial?

 

 

 

 

By the digits
 

$2,500: Cost of a personalized video message from Caitlyn Jenner on Cameo as of 2020

129.2 million: People who follow former US president Barack Obama on Twitter, the most followed account on the platform

81%: Increase in the average number of Tweets sent by members of the US Congress, between 2016 and 2020

435,000: Peak viewers on US congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch debut, one of the biggest debuts on the platform

21 months: Age by which children begin to learn best from onscreen characters they’ve formed bonds with over time

90%: Young adults who say they’ve had a “strong” attraction to a celebrity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the same wavelength


In 1956, social scientists Donald Horton and R. Richard Wohl published their research on an intriguing phenomenon in mass communications: “para-social interaction,” or the viewer’s “illusion of a face-to-face relationship with the performer.”

Radio, TV, books, and movies could all create this “intimacy at a distance,” but the authors noted certain individual performers proved better at eliciting this bond than others.

 

 

Horton and Wohl, for example, spent a lot of time writing about their own apparent paramour, “The Lonesome Gal,” a nightly broadcast from a girl “without a name or a history” who monologued in a “throaty, unctuous voice” at the “lover” listening on the other end.

“The Lonesome Gal was inundated with thousands of letters tendering proposals of marriage,” Horton and Wohl wrote, “the writers respectfully assuring her that she was indeed the woman for whom they had been vainly searching all their lives.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking to form a parasocial bond? May we suggest Twitch, the livestreaming service, which has traditionally connected popular gamers to millions of viewers. As the game (or tarot reading or livestream of raccoons eating) advances, fans can chat in real time, and streamers often engage directly with their commenters, fostering a sense of community—between the streamer and their fans, and among the streamers’ fans—over time.

 

 

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Brief history

~535 BCE: Thespis, an ancient Greek, takes the stage to speak as his character, instead of himself, becoming the world’s first recorded actor.

1844 CE: German critic Heinrich Heine dubs the fan frenzy over Hungarian composer Franz Liszt “Lisztomania,” which would inspire the name “Beatlemania” more than a century later.

1903: The first known usage of the word “fandom,” per Merriam-Webster.

1933: President Franklin Roosevelt begins to give his signature radio addresses, the Fireside Chats, on matters of national importance.

1956: Social scientists Horton and Wohl coin the phrase “para-social interaction.”

1962: “Uncle” Walter Cronkite, for decades known as “the most trusted man in America,” takes the anchorman’s seat on CBS’ “Evening News.”

1981: John Hinckley, Jr. shoots US president Ronald Reagan in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster.

2000: Eminem’s song “Stan” drops, subsequently giving rise to the slang “stan” for a super-devoted fan, though the song paints a rather unflattering picture.

2011: Twitch, the live streaming service, launches in the United States.

2020: In one of a number of successive political acts, K-pop stans prank US president Donald Trump, claiming thousands of tickets for a rally in Oklahoma, and then leaving the seats empty.

 

 

Para-social media


The latest developments in mass communications are taking the “para” out of parasocial relationships. Platforms from Twitter and Instagram to Cameo and OnlyFans now allow celebrities to interact with their audiences directly—turning this “intimacy at a distance” into something of a two-way street.

Perhaps no modern American celebrity plays this game better than Taylor Swift. In addition to her mass communications on her favorite social media platforms, Swift is known for directly commenting on her fans’ Tumblrs, inviting hundreds of them to her home for listening parties, and sometimes sending them Christmas gifts.

 

 

 

 

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These are life-changing moments for fans. But for Swift, it’s just good business: The star uses parasocial media “to oversee and control the online conversation about [her music] and her fandom,” writes Sarah White, a communications studies student at California State University, Sacramento, in her graduate thesis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The

Late Larry Flynt

Got His Start in Dayton

 

 

 

 

 

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Larry Flynt, the tenacious, controversial and free-thinking entrepreneur and self-described hillbilly who took a string of strip clubs and built them into Hustler, one of the world's most successful sex-based brands, has died. He was 78.

 

 

As dreams go, Larry Flynt’s was a modest one.

 

It went something like this: Buy a bar. Put some plywood over the pool table. Hire a young woman in a bikini to dance on it.

 

Nothing fancy. No delusions of respectability. Just a safe bet that the world was full of men willing to pay cash to drink cheap beer and look at pretty dancers. This was Flynt’s business model when he opened the Hustler Cocktail Lounge in early 1968 in Dayton, Ohio.

“When I started out, I just wanted to make money and have a lot of fun,” Flynt said. “That was basically my vision.”

Flynt came from Bible-belt Salyersville, Ky., and his beginnings in Dayton mirrored those of thousands of other Appalachians who came here in search of work. He washed dishes in a restaurant before landing a job on the production line of General Motors Corp.’s Inland Division.

 
“He worked a lot of overtime and he saved up $1,800 and bought his first bar,” recalled Richard Mantia, a former business partner with Flynt and owner of Dominic’s Restaurant at 1066 S. Main St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

 
"Larry Flynt in his plush Columbus Office, June 1976." Photo by Peterson

“Larry Flynt in his plush Columbus Office, June 1976.” Photo by Peterson

 

 

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In October, Lisa Flynt, the daughter of Hustler Magazine owner and one-time Dayton entrepreneur, Larry Flynt, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Riverside, OH, automobile accident. Her death here revealed the deep connection the Flynt family has not only to the Miami Valley, but also Central and Southwestern Ohio. The material in bloc quotes below is taken from Flynt’s autobiography, An Unseemly Man: My Life as a Pornographer, Pundit, and Social Outcast.

Though he and his family were from Kentucky, Flynt’s parents divorced and his mother remarried, and eventually moved to Dayton. She began operating a bar called the Keewee Club in the 500 block of Milburn Aveune.  After a stint in the Navy, Larry moved here in 1962 and by 1965 had taken over operation of the Keewee from his mother.

He later changed the name of the bar to Larry’s Hillbilly Haven. Intent on catering to working-class patrons, it featured typical “backyard” mainstays and activities, like horseshoes and picnic tables. Flynt also found solace in the Appalachian roots of many of the Keewee’s patrons.

 Customers I knew best, of course, were working-class people like myself, especially hillbillies. There were a lot of hillbillies in Dayton, and the Keewee was located in the middle of a neighborhood where all the hicks were living. Everyone was from Kentucky, Tennessee or West Virginia.

Flynt grew tired of the less than savory clientele his bars attracted and decided he would open an upscale establishment. Capitalizing on the “go-go” club craze of the mid-60s, he created the Hustler Cocktail Lounge, which would eventually beget the magazine.

Shortly after I opened the Hustler Club, I got a call from my bank in Dayton. I had borrowed a little money to do the remodeling and the bank wanted me to repay it. We had a disagreement about whether the note was due. The guy on the phone annoyed me…I thought he was wrong. I had the money. It wasn’t that I couldn’t’ pay; it was the principle of the thing. In a flash of inspiration I decided to pay off the bank and get some publicity for the club at the same time. I had an employee go out…and purchase wheelbarrows. At the same time, several other employees were making the rounds to different banks all over town, buying rolls of pennies enough to pay off the whole debt. The next day I led a procession along the sidewalks of downtown Dayton to the bank. Go-go girls, in costume, pushed the wheelbarrows through the front doors into the lobby and dumped the pennies on the floor. The Dayton Daily News sent a photographer. The story was picked up by the wire service, and the next day pictures of the girls were in papers all over the country. The bank took it in good spirits, although it did strain its dignity a little.

 

 

 

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America’s first Hustler Club. The Hustler Cocktail Lounge, 215 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio, August 1973. File photo

 

America’s first Hustler Club

 

The Hustler Cocktail Lounge

 

215 North Main Street Dayton, Ohio

August, 1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soon Flynt expanded by opening a series of Hustler Clubs across Ohio and eventually found himself in the publishing business.I decided to send a monthly newsletter to [Hustler Club] members…in March 1972… It was an innocuous looking black and white, single-fold, four page bulletin with short articles on some of the go-go dancers and a couple of feature stories. It wasn’t much but it was a start. I got several calls from customers urging me to…expand it. I took their advice.  I…shortened the name to Hustler [and] in February 1973 I expanded to twenty-four pages. The little newsletter had grown into a small magazine.

 

Dayton Daily News advertisement in 1969.

 

 

Hustler magazine became a huge success and for a brief time was printed here in Dayton at McCall-Dayton Press. Though I cannot confirm this, I have read on some Dayton history websites that the magazine was printed at the Dayton facility until some of the employees complained about the content of the magazine and Flynt had the production moved elsewhere. http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/board/board_topic/1550893/5452317.htm

Leaving Dayton, Flynt later moved his Hustler headquarters to Columbus. In Columbus, he purchased a house in the Bexley neighborhood. Eventually, as the Hustler empire grew, the headquarters again moved to Los Angeles.

 

 

One night in 1968, Flynt loaded up his new Cadillac with dancers and sent them to a Young Democrats meeting in Dayton.

When the dancers arrived in tights and bikini tops, the Young Democrats refused to let them in. A photographer snapped a picture of the young women trying to pull the door open while a Young Democrat desperately clung to the door, as if fending off half-naked zombies.

Flynt got a headline in the next day’s newspaper:

 

 

 

 

In January 1972, Flynt created the Hustler Newsletter, a two-page, black-and-white publication about his clubs. This item became so popular with his customers that by May 1972, he expanded the Hustler Newsletter to 16 pages, then to 32 pages in August 1973. As a result of the 1973 oil crisis, the American economy entered recession. Revenues of Hustler Clubs declined, and Flynt had to refinance his debts or declare bankruptcy. He decided to turn the Hustler Newsletter into a sexually explicit magazine with national distribution. He paid the start-up costs of the new magazine by deferring payment of sales taxes his clubs owed on their activities.

 

 

 

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In July 1974, Flynt first published Hustler as a step forward from the Hustler Newsletter, which was advertising for his businesses. The magazine struggled for the first year, partly because many distributors and wholesalers refused to handle it as its nude photos became increasingly graphic. It targeted working-class men and grew from a shaky start to a peak circulation of around three million. The publication of nude paparazzi pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in August 1975 was a major coup. Hustler has often featured more explicit photographs than comparable magazines and has contained depictions of women that some find demeaning, such as a naked woman in a meat grinder or presented as a dog on a leash – though Flynt later said that the meat grinder image was a criticism of the pornography industry itself.

 

 

 

 

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Beverly Hills Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flynt’s life and historic court case served as the basis for the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt, which garnered Oscar nominations for director Miloš Forman and a Best Actor nomination for Woody Harrelson for his portrayal of Flynt. Flynt also dabbled in politics, briefly running for president in 1984 and running for governor of California in the 2003 recall election. Flynt has been married five times, and is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Berrios, and six children.

 

 

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Tampa Bucs Win!

 

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This is how to lose a Super Bowl

 

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No scoring in the dull 4th Quarter

 

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KKK

in

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Dayton is home to one of the 25 remaining Ku Klux Klan groups in the country as KKK membership has plummeted over the past decade, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

 

The KKK-affiliated White Christian Brotherhood in Dayton is listed as one of 21 hate groups in Ohio in the law center’s annual report on hate groups released this week. It is the only Klan group in Ohio.

 

 

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The KKK is one of the nation’s most notorious white supremacist organizations, and its decline over the past decade has impacted the overall number of hate groups the SPLC tracks. Last year’s report identified 47 KKK groups — including three in Ohio — and noted numbers had steadily declined from 190 in 2015.

 

“A major reason for this is that the Klan’s name has become extremely toxic — if you are a Klan member and your employer finds out, for instance, you are all but guaranteed to be fired. Unfortunately, those declining numbers do not reflect a parallel reduction in support for their ideas,” the new report says.

While the number of hate groups tracked by the law center declined, it says hate did not. The SPLC says that work was picked up by groups such as the Proud Boys, who vandalized historically Black churches in Washington D.C. The Proud Boys have a presence in Columbus and Canton, the report says. And many people aren’t members of an organized group, but spread hateful ideologies online.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Sandlin, founder and “imperial wizard” of the White Christian Brotherhood KKK group in Dayton, says the group was formed about two years ago and has a half-dozen members locally.

 

 

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Pickleball

 

 

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is apparently sweeping the nation

It's a game people our age can play

 

 

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Pickleball is a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a wiffle ball, with 26-40 round holes, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard game. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. The spread of the sport is attributed to its popularity within community centers, physical education classes, public parks, private health clubs, YMCA facilities and retirement communities. There are multiple tournaments played each year both within the United States: The U.S Pickleball National Championships and U.S Open Pickleball Championships as well as numerous international championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, at the home of Joel Pritchard, who later served in Congress and as lieutenant governor. He and two of his friends, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton, but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a perforated plastic ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed.

 

 

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Mel Hill is a player and proponent

You may sign up to play him at his home court in Clovis, California

 

 

 

 

 

DVR for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe a defensive game

or a blowout

 

 

 

 

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Maybe a few ads will be entertaining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe Not

 

 

 

 

30 Super Bowl Memes for Those of Us Who Were Forced to Sit Through the Game

 

 

 

 

 

Still, might be a Great One

 

 

 

 

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Raymond James Stadium

Tampa, Florida

 

 

 

 

Broncos sending four local vaccinated healthcare professionals to Super Bowl  LV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No ads from these three regulars

 

 

 

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Super Bowl Snackadium: The Ultimate Big Game Spread — Grillocracy

 

 

 

 

The Super Bowl means many marketers will create live, timely content this week. But in the eleventh hour, Bowl creativity could run dry. 

That’s why we’re sharing the following stats from Roku on what your audience might be snacking on during the game. Bookmark this article for content inspo when you’re fresh out of football jokes late Sunday night.

What: 24% of Roku users are likely to order takeout from a third-party app during the game. Plus, 82% of Roku users have heard of Grubhub and DoorDash, and 78% have heard of Uber Eats.

Who: Football fans between the ages of 25 and 34 represent 44% of those likely to order Seamless for a single slice of pizza. 

When: Roku predicts Super Bowl LV’s audience will consume the following snicky snacks—chips and dip (71%), chicken wings (63%), and pizza (48%). 

+1 for restaurant marketers: According to Gaurav Shirole, director of ad measurement at Roku, “Food and restaurant marketers should consider ramping up awareness…like through a QR code experience to unlock a delivery promotion, or use omnichannel strategies ahead of game day to ensure homebound and hungry streamers know their order options.”

 

 

 

 

The Best Super Bowl Snack Stadiums Ever » TwistedSifter

 

 

 

 

 

What will you eat?

 

 

 

 

The Most Popular Super Bowl Food in Every State - LifeSavvy

 

 

 

Super Bowl 2021: Who's playing, who's performing and more

 

 

 

 Super Bowl 55

prop bets 

 

 

All betting lines via BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted. 

► Coin Toss: Heads (-105)/Tails(-105)*

► What will be said first? COVID (-500)/Pandemic (+300) 

► Color of liquid poured on winning coach? Orange (+125), Red/pink (+300), Yellow/green/lime (+400), purple +600, clear +600, Blue +700* 

► How many times will Bill Belichick be mentioned? More than once (-175), less than once (+135)* 

► How many commercials will have a dog in it? Over 4.5 (-250), Under 4.5 (+170)^

► Coach to have nostrils seen first during game: Andy Reid +150, Bruce Arians -250^

► How many times will Gisele Bünchden be shown: Over 1.5 (-250), Under 1.5 (+170)^ 

► Primary color of Patrick Mahomes' headband: Red -400, Black +210, Gray (+600), White (+600)^ 

► Chiefs first touchdown scorer: Tyreek Hill +320), Travis Kelce +350), Clyde Edwards-Helaire +750, Mecole Hardman +1100, Sammy Watkins +1200, Patrick Mahomes +1200, Le'Veon Bell +1600

► Buccaneers first touchdown scorer: Mike Evans +400, Leonard Fournette +600, Chris Godwin +600, Antonio Brown +700, Ronald Jones II +750, Rob Gronkowski +900, Scottie Miller +1400, Cameron Brate +1600

► Tom Brady longest completion: Over (-125)/under (+100) 38.5 yards

► Patrick Mahomes longest completion: Over (-115)/under (-105) 39.5 yards

► Tyreek Hill longest reception: Over (-125)/under (+105) 26.5 yards

► Player to make first reception: Kelce +450, Hill +600, Godwin +650, Evans +800, Brown +900, Watkins +1100, Fournette +1200, Gronkowski +1200, Hardman +1600

► Player to make an interception: Tyrann Mathieu +230, Daniel Sorensen +400, L'Jarius Sneed +450, Bashaun Breeland +450

► Player to record 50+ rushing yards: Fournette -110, Jones II +210, Darrel Williams +225, Edwards-Helaire +400, Mahomes +600, Brady +25000

► Player to record 100+ receiving yards: Kelce -105, Hill +125, Godwin +220, Evans +325, Brown +750, Watkins +900, Hardman +1200, Gronkowski +1400

► Tom Brady outcome of first pass: Complete -200, Incomplete/Sack +175, Interception +1800

 

 

 

Going to a

Super Bowl party?

 

 

 

Although the United States continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, Super Bowl parties will still be a destination for a significant segment of the population.

One-fourth of Americans in a recent Seton Hall Sports Poll indicated that they intend to gather with people from outside their households for Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7.

 

However, 64 percent of adults said they would not attend a party, and 11 percent were uncertain. The poll of 1,522 adults was conducted Jan. 22-25 and has a margin of error of plus- or minus-3.2 percentage points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio State vs Alabama: CFP National Championship Prediction, Preview

 

 

 

After the Clemson

beatdown

The Buckeyes

face

Alabama

 

 

Incredible coverage:

 

  ESPN's MegaCast Returns with 14 Presentations for College Football Playoff  National Championship on Monday, Jan. 11 - ESPN Press Room U.S.

 

 

 

 

The Buckeyes

 

have done it before

 

 

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Underdogs

 

to

 

Clemson

 

 

  Ohio State football Twitter buried Clemson with savage memes after Sugar  Bowl

 

 

Underdogs  Again

 

 

Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28 in Sugar Bowl

 

 

 

 

Ohio State handles Clemson in college football semifinal at Sugar Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTW

 

We have encountered

some problems

early in 2021

 

 

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"We believe it

 

will be a great year

 

for the Class of '69!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S

 

 

from

 

 

 Hills and Dales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch's Tower

 

 

aka

Lookout Tower

 

 

 

 

 

aka

Stone Tower

 

 

aka

Frankenstein's Castle

 

 

aka

Monkey Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soon after Lookout Tower in Hills & Dales Park was completed it was featured in the Dayton Journal Herald on Feb. 16, 1941.

 

 

 

 

Christmas 1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Cheer Friday!

 

 

Since the introduction of cheerleading in the late 1800s and the founding of the National Cheerleading Association in 1948, cheerleading has evolved into an essential component of athletic departments.

 

 

 

 

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Nearly 4 million Americans from elementary school through college participate in cheerleading each year, according to the New York Post.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dragon

 

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Cheerleaders

 

 

 

 

 

First yearbook appearance by

Fairmont  Cheerleaders

 

 

How Truman defied the odds in 1948

 

 

1948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon.com: Purple Cheerleader Buttons Pins: Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kritne Fashionable Cheerleader Pom Poms Sports Party Dance Accessories ( purple) - Walmart.com - Walmart.com

 

 

 

 

You think

I have a

'tude?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sure, I do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding gratitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After two years of this website

I wanted to make it clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I appreciate you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I Appreciate You": What It Means & Why It's Important to Me - Pat Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kathryn Banks (Knight)
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yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

You've all checked the website

in the last 30 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rike's Department Store in Dayton held a Thanksgving Day parade, Rike's Toy Parade, in Dayton from 1923 to 1942. A highlight was Santa Claus and his elves. The annual tradition ended when World War II began.  RIKE'S HISTORICAL COLLECTION, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES, WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY 

Rike Kumler Co. - Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Children & Holidays | arcade

 

 

 

 

A Gift From Rike's Means So Much More: The Million in December Campaign of  1922 | Out of the Box 

 

Rike's Department Store in Dayton held a Thanksgving Day parade, Rike's Toy Parade, in Dayton from 1923 to 1942. A highlight was Santa Claus and his elves. The annual tradition ended when World War II began.

 

 

 

 

Move over, Macy’s! The Rike’s Toy Parade was an early Dayton Thanksgiving tradition

 

 

 

 

 

Rike's Humpty Dumpty family is part of the 1935 Rike's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Dayton. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Spratt and his wife were part of the 1935 Rike's Thanksgiving Day Parade. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION

 

 

 

Princess Sari rides her royal elephant Jumbo through Dayton during the 1935 Rike’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The elephant was propelled by four men underneath. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton's Rike's Department Store held a Thanksgving Day Parade in Dayton from 1923 to 1942. The annual tradition ended when World War II began.  RIKE’S HISTORICAL COLLECTION, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES, WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton's Rike's Department Store held a Thanksgving Day Parade in Dayton from 1923 to 1942. The annual tradition ended when World War II began.  RIKE’S HISTORICAL COLLECTION, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES, WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton's Rike's Department Store held a Thanksgving Day Parade in Dayton from 1923 to 1942. The annual tradition ended when World War II began.  RIKE’S HISTORICAL COLLECTION, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES, WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

Visitors take in the windows of Rike's department store in 1952.  Frederik Rike, owner of the Rike-Kumler Co., moved the Christmas window displays from New York City to downtown Dayton in 1945. DAYTON DAILY NEWS / WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

 

Visitors take in the windows of Rike's department store in 1952. Frederik Rike, owner of the Rike-Kumler Co., moved the Christmas window displays from New York City to downtown Dayton in 1945.

 

 

 

 

A Carillon Christmas - Dayton History

 

 

 

 

A Carillon Christmas - Dayton History

 

Carillon for Christmas

 

 

 

 

File:Dayton Christmas trolley bus in 1968.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

 

Downtown Dayton 1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rikes Christmas Windows, Dayton, Ohio, 2008, photos taken by Tom Eastridge  - hastings

 

 

Rike's Window

 

NO IN-PERSON RIKE’S HOLIDAY WINDOWS THIS YEAR

(DAYTON, OH) November 23, 2020 – Ten days after announcing that Dayton’s beloved holiday tradition, the Rike’s Holiday Windows, would again be on display at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center this December, Dayton Live announces that the windows will not be on display this year after all.

 

 

 

 

 

1960 Elder's Dayton Ohio Christmas Toy Catalog | Etsy | Christmas toys,  Christmas toy catalogue, Toy catalogs

 

1960

 

 

 

 

 

Rike's at Christmas, ca. 1960s [via Dayton History Books Online] | Dayton  ohio, Dayton, Photo facts

 

 

 

 

Rike's Christmas shopping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Dayton Rike's. Back in the sixties, this was THE store!! | Ohio  history, Dayton, Dayton ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962 Elder's Dayton Ohio Christmas Catalog Vintage | Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rike's Christmas Windows - Xenia High School Class of 1960 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100+ Dayton ideas | dayton, dayton ohio, ohio 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Day Open House at Polen Farm - Kettering Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton Ohio Christmas Ornaments | Zazzle - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

 

 

 

 

 

Best Christmas Lights Around Dayton – Dayton Parent Magazine

Decorations in Kettering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairmont West

 

 

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1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DOES

"FAIRMONT"

MEAN ?????

 

OH BTW

 

 

"Fairmount"

means the same thing

 

 

 

 

James Dean

graduated from

Fairmount High

 

 

James Dean - Fairmount High School in Fairmount Indiana | James dean, James  dean photos, Celebrity photos

 

 

 

 

 

High School, Fairmount, Indiana, circa 1925 - Dated May 7, 1925 on the back. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Explore 1964 Fairmount High School Yearbook, Fairmount ND - Classmates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fairmount Cocktail Bar: A Cleveland Heights, OH Bar - Thrillist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special announcement from Fairmount Park Conservancy – Fairmount Park  Conservancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairmount, GA - Official City Website 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Northern California. All locations had extensive use of "Fairmont" for names. Fairmont Street, Fairmont Hotel, Fairmont Bar & Grill...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fairmont Inn

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Fairmont State Falcons | WBOY.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APD Arrests Suspect in Murder on Fairmont — The Amarillo Pioneer  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paperback The Fairmont Maneuver Book 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fairmont Private School of Fresno | Fresno | InPlay.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Professors file suit over Fairmont State presidential search | Education |  wvgazettemail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five arrested after drugs allegedly found in Fairmont motel

 

 

Five arrested after drugs allegedly found in Fairmont motel | News |  timeswv.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Historic Fairmont Hotel - Home - Deadwood, South Dakota - Menu, Prices,  Restaurant Reviews | Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman says she witnessed Fairmont Terrace killings, investigators doubt  story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fairmont Heights High Spotlights

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fairmont Church Service - July 18, 2020 - YouTube
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business logo for Fairmont Tech by Daveheissner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Paddock at Fairmont South: New Homes Are Coming to the Charleston  Suburbs | Hunter Quinn Homes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Butcher School, Fairmont, WV 2nd Grade (1910-11) | Fairmont west virginia,  Fairmont, West virginia
 
 
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East Fairmont High School Busy Bee Band and Honeybees | Marching Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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"FAIRMONT"
IS
MEANINGLESS
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Thanksgiving Day

Here in Northern California

Hope yours was wonderful.

 

Happy Thanksgiving | Ironwood Custom Builders

 

 

TurDunkin

 

 

 

TurDunkin Donut Turkey – johnrieber

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHESS RULES!

 

Chess board, black king lying beside white king

 

“The Queen’s Gambit,” Netflix’s fictional drama about a female chess prodigy, has pulled off an unlikely gambit of its own: It’s prompted one of the biggest surges in the popularity of chess among Americans since the days of Bobby Fischer’s dominance in the 1970s.

The show has become Netflix’s most widely viewed scripted limited series, with 62 million households tuning in during the first 28 days after its Oct. 23 debut, the streaming company said. (Netflix now counts two minutes of watching as a view.) The impact is clear: Google search queries for chess doubled from October to November. Participation in online chess sites is soaring and it is getting harder to buy some chess sets.

“We’re setting a new record, for most new members in a single day, almost every day of November,” said Nick Barton, director of business development at Chess.com, a site for chess education and online play. That influx of more than 100,000 members daily is mostly beginners, Mr. Barton said. The newcomers have been mostly in the 18-to-24 demographic (as high as 60%), and slightly more female than usual, at 25% of new members compared with 22% among the site’s base of 46 million members. During the spring, pandemic lockdowns gave a bump to chess sites, he said. “The Queen’s Gambit” built on that to create a pop-culture sensation.

 

Jeff Myers, owner of online retailer thechessstore.com, said his sales this month are triple November’s last year. Demand is running up against a Covid-related supply slowdown, he said, and his inventory is dwindling. “We source our best quality Staunton wood chess pieces from India, and India has really been locked down. They haven’t been able to harvest trees for the sets, and carving factories for the pieces have been closed,” Mr. Myers said. His domestic supply of chess boards also has been disrupted: “The boards I have coming from New York won’t last until Christmas at the rate we are selling.”

 

Netflix’s seven-episode series is based on a 1983 novel by Walter Tevis. Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is a red-headed Kentucky orphan in the 1960s who sees chessboard patterns in her head at age 8. The world opens to Beth as she advances from local curiosity to world champion, all while struggling with substance abuse.

The show feels like a cousin of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” sharing its swanky mid-century set designs and fashions, international travel and a strong-willed protagonist in a male-dominated field. Its impact, though, has been more like that of “Stranger Things,” another Netflix series that is credited with spurring a revival of the game Dungeons & Dragons.

 

Want to join the chess craze? Here are resources:

PLAY

Chess.com has created a Beth Harmon chess bot that beginners and experts can play against. Novices can take on Beth at age 8; experts can challenge versions of Beth up to grandmaster level.

 

 

Lichess.org, which recently reached 100,000 simultaneous players online, is a free site where one can take on global opponents at the same level of expertise. It offers puzzles for mastering tactics and variants like Antichess and Crazyhouse.

 

 

 

Niche: Explore Schools, Companies, and Neighborhoods

 

 
What Sets Niche Apart
 
Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them. Niche does rigorous cleaning and analysis on large data sets, and combines them with feedback from our community for nuanced insight that can't be found anywhere else.
 

Kettering

 

  • A - Overall Grade

 

Kettering is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 55,405. Kettering is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Kettering offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kettering there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kettering and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kettering are highly rated.

 

Kettering Fairmont High School

 

 

 

9 of 438 Reviews

 

Real world life scenarios were hardly taught correctly.
 
Food tastes terrible and is not worth the price!
 
Crationism was mentioned a lot by my english teachers and a few others. It's religion is school people. You don't want that. there's no scientific evidence for it.
 
 
The only unique aspect is that if you want to get laid, you're in luck! Watch out for the teachers.
 
Very biased, unwilling to have players just for fun, it's all about winning and being on drugs.
 
 
The food is absolutely terrible.
 
The cafeteria is in need of a major cleanup. The food needs to be more diverse especially for certain religious groups or for the people who would like to eat healthier.
 
There is a lot of bias at this school especially when it comes to athletes and musical/theatrical students. They are graded far differently based on the teacher and there are many favorites that receive better grades than the students that do the same work. They have no regard for the students there and Mr. White suggests that any student with any kind of issue go to Barnes or drop out. The staff is very awful and need to be replaced with people that do the job right and are hired on based on experience and credentials. Mr. White and many of those staffed here have been hired on due to who they know and who they were the best man of at a wedding.
 
Gross. It's all fattening and fake. I've gotten more than one chicken sandwhich with a gray coloring to it. The only healthy food options are little bowls of fruits and vegetables that spoiled long ago.
 
 
 
 

Obi is a NY Knick!

 

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From the New York Post

 

A teary Brooklyn homecoming took place Wednesday in the NBA draft.

Obi Toppin is a Knick.

Dayton’s 6-foot-9 scoring forward fell to No. 8 on Wednesday night, and Knicks president Leon Rose pounced on the National College Player of the Year, whom he nearly traded up to get.

The Post reported in Wednesday’s editions the speculation that Toppin, who was long expected to be taken at No. 5 by the Cavaliers, could fall to 8.

And Cleveland obliged by taking Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro. That set the stage for the Flyers forward to drop to the Knicks.

After the selection, Toppin was in tears and got choked up as he was interviewed by ESPN.

“I’m from New York, that’s why it’s important, I’m not going to take it for granted,” Toppin said through tears. “It’s amazing.

A teary Brooklyn homecoming took place Wednesday in the NBA draft.

Obi Toppin is a Knick.

Dayton’s 6-foot-9 scoring forward fell to No. 8 on Wednesday night, and Knicks president Leon Rose pounced on the National College Player of the Year, whom he nearly traded up to get.

“I had the God-given blessing to be No. 8, and go to my hometown, which was New York,’’ he said later on Zoom. “Me being in this position is a blessing.”

In a statement, Rose said: “As one of the highest ranked players on our draft board, Obi was someone we really coveted. He’s an explosive athlete and one of the most dynamic players in college basketball. Just as importantly, he’s also a high character individual with a tremendous work ethic. We look forward to a bright future with him and are excited to bring a native New Yorker home to The Garden.”

 

 

CBS Sports

 

The New York Knicks have selected Obi Toppin with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Toppin, the consensus National Player of the Year after a stellar season at Dayton, is one of the lottery's more unorthodox prospects. He didn't play for a blue-blood collegiate program, and at 22-years-old, will be among the oldest players selected in this class. But his production at Dayton speaks for itself, and unlike many previous college stars to flameout as professionals, at least some of Toppin's game should translate well to the NBA

Toppin is going to be an excellent pick-and-roll finisher even as a rookie thanks to his elite leaping ability and craft near the basket. That alone makes him a valuable offensive player. His chance at stardom relies on the rest of his promising offensive game. Toppin made 39 percent of his 3-pointers last season at Dayton. He handles the ball well for a big man, and while his size could be a limitation in the post against centers, he should thrive against mismatches off of switches. He's drawn comparisons to Amar'e Stoudemire for a reason. Toppin has a chance to be the very best offensive player in this class. 

 

 

UD's

Obi Toppin

and the NBA Draft

Nov. 18, 2020

 

Obi Toppin's Dayton highlights prove he is a top 5 NBA prospect | 2020 NBA  Draft Scouting Report - YouTube

 

 

Dayton | Soph | 6-9 | 220 lbs
A breakout 2019-20 campaign earned Dayton star Obi Toppin consensus national player of the year honors, and a wealth of draft buzz to boot. Between his leaping ability and offensive arsenal that extends beyond the 3-point line, he figures to be an above-the-rim, floor-spacing big who can affect the game with athleticism and versatility. 

 

 

Conference awards Dayton's Obi Toppin Player of the Week honors for fourth  time

 

Dayton's Obi Toppin was the best player in college basketball last season, with an offensive game built for the modern NBA. He's a ferocious dunker, the son of a New York streetball legend known as "Dunkers Delight." He's an effortless floor spacer and a career 41.7% 3-point shooter. He's an outstanding passer and an efficient scorer, posting a 69.4 true shooting percentage over the course of 64 college games. And he plays with a joy and charisma that appeals to basketball fans everywhere.

In a class with so much uncertainty, why isn't Toppin a candidate for the top pick in the 2020 draft? For starters, 22-year-olds drafted in the top 10 don't have the strongest track record. Outside of Damian Lillard in 2012, here's the rest of the list over the past decade:

But Toppin has carved a different path than most prospects his age.

"I'm not going to lie, I didn't think I was going to go anywhere after my high school career," Toppin told ESPN. "I thought I was going to go to [junior college], maybe go to another school after that, maybe go overseas."

And what would Toppin's own mother have said if she had been told five years ago that he would be a top draft prospect? "April Fools'," Roni Toppin responded with a laugh.

 

 

 

NO NCAA MENS BASKETBALL

TOURNEY PLAY-IN GAMES IN

DAYTON

 

NCAA tournament 2018: First Four schedule set for Dayton - SBNation.com

 

 

 

ALL THE MENS BASKETBALL GAMES

MAY BE IN

 

 

 

 

NAPTOWN

 

 

Indy

 

 

Circle City

 

 

 

Racing Capital of the World

 

 

 

 

Amateur Sports Capital of the World

 

 

The NCAA announced Monday it plans to play the entire NCAA tournament in one geographic area and is in preliminary talks with Indiana and Indianapolis about hosting the 68-team event.

 

» EARLIER COVERAGE: UD secures First Four through 2026

 

That means Dayton will not get to host the First Four for the second straight year. The First Four and entire tournament was cancelled in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. UD Arena was the site of the inaugural First Four when the NCAA Tournament expanded to 68 teams in 2011, and it has hosted it every year since when the tournament has been played.

 

Indianapolis was already scheduled to host the Final Four from April 3-5. The revised tournament could be held at different sites around Indianapolis in March and April. The original plan called for the tournament to be played at 14 different sites, including Dayton.

“We have learned so much from monitoring other successful sporting events in the last several months, and it became clear it’s not feasible to manage this complex championship in so many different states with the challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball, in a press release. “However, we are developing a solid plan to present a safe, responsible and fantastic March Madness tournament unlike any other we’ve experienced.”

 

 

 

 

CHESS CLUB ALERT!

 

 

 

"The Queen's Gambit"

A 7 part series on Netflix

is great entertainment

about

CHESS!

 

The Queen's Gambit (TV Mini-Series 2020) - IMDb

 

They have made many hours of chess on TV entertaining

 

Try it

 

 

 

The Firebirds

Did Shoot the Beavers

Winning 24-0

on Saturday morning

 

SHOOT THE BEAVERS!

Postponed until Saturday

 

 

Regular

Season Game

After a Playoff Loss

2020

  

 

 

 

 

 

Firebirds Lose in Ohio Playoffs

 

Fairmont  7

Olentangy Liberty 35

 

 

 

Reynolds and Reynolds - Wikipedia

 

 

Reynolds & Reynolds

CEO

Indicted for Tax Evasion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Houston technology executive Robert Brockman has been charged in the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history after fellow billionaire Robert Smith turned against him to avoid prosecution himself, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

 

Robert Brockman is accused of carrying out $2 billion tax evasion scheme.
 

He’s a Texas billionaire and the owner of a large local company, but that doesn’t mean Bob Brockman is necessarily a familiar face in the Dayton area.

 

Robert Brockman, 79, has owned automobile dealer products and services company Reynolds & Reynolds since 2006, but he has said little in local or national media. Industry publication Automotive News once called him a “mystery man.”

 

On Thursday, federal prosecutors in San Francisco announced that a federal grand jury in that city returned a 39-count indictment charging Brockman with tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, and other alleged offenses.

 

Brockman, the 79-year-old chief executive of Ohio-based Reynolds and Reynolds Co, hid $2 billion in income from the Internal Revenue Service over two decades, using a web of off-shore companies in Bermuda and St. Kitts and Nevis, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.

 

“The allegations made by the Department of Justice focus on activities Robert Brockman engaged in outside of his professional responsibilities with Reynolds & Reynolds,” said a statement from a spokesperson for Reynolds and Reynolds. “The company is not alleged to have engaged in any wrongdoing, and we are confident in the integrity and strength of our business.”

 

A company spokesperson Friday said Brockman is working with his private legal counsel, and while the situation is evolving, he will continue to serve as CEO of Reynolds & Reynolds.

 

 

 

 

The

 

FIRST PLAYOFF VICTORY

 

for

 

FAIRMONT !!!

 

 

 

Here's a fantastic highlights video on

Youtube:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j2QaDsJbQs&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

Best Places to Live in Perrysburg, Ohio

 

Perrysburg is a southern suburb of Toledo on the Maumee River

 

 

10411 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, OH 43551 | LoopNet.com

 

 

 

QUALITY INN $67 ($̶7̶3̶) - Prices & Motel Reviews - Perrysburg, Ohio -  Tripadvisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perrysburg High School

 

 

 

 

Perrysburg High School

 

 

 

 

 

Home of the Yellow Jackets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensuring all students achieve their greatest potential

If you are interested in helping to coordinate a "Virtual Reunion" via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms, for a group of Yellow Jackets, please let us know. We can help with that. Contact Jeff Abke '96 - Director of Development at jabke@perrysburgschools.net or 419-874-9131 ext. 2274.

 

League Champions:
 
1967, 1977, 1979,
1980, 1984, 1985,
2001, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015
 
 
 
 
State Playoff Appearances:
 
2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020*
 
 
 
Regional Champions:
 
2015 
 
 
 
 
* Ran into Fairmont
 
 

 

Fairmont's Kene Anosike against Springfield earlier this season. Jeff Gilbert/CONTRIBUTED

 

 

 

Fairmont won its first playoff game in school history Friday night, upsetting unbeaten Perrysburg 41-14.

 

Perrysburg was the No. 5 seed in the Division I, Region 2 bracket. Fairmont was the No. 12 seed.

 

Dalton Gustwiller put Fairmont on the board early with a 12-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

 

Keon Wright added a 67-yard passing TD to Anas Musaimi and a 43-yard rushing score to help Fairmont carry a 28-7 lead into the half.

Drew Baker put the game out of reach with a pair of TD runs in the second half.

 

 

Fairmont (3-4) moves on to face Olentangy Liberty next Friday. Olentangy Liberty eliminated Miamisburg 35-0 on Friday.

 

 

Fairmont (2-4) travels to Toledo Friday night to take on Perrysburg (6-0) in the D-1, Region 2 Playoffs!

Perrysburg is currently ranked 6th in the D-1 AP Poll.

 

 

 

Fairmont Victorious

in Season Finale

 

Will Holt drilled a 37-yard field goal with 3:45 to play and Fairmont blocked a 'Boro field goal attempt to score a 10-7 win.

 

Keon Wright scampered 54 yards for a TD for Fairmont. Michael Etheridge had a fumble recovery return for a TD for 'Boro.

 

Fairmont closed the regular season at 2-4; Springboro fell to 2-3.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN DAYTON ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?????????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In July, a Covid-19 outbreak in central Ohio was blamed on holidaymakers returning from Florida and Arizona, two states badly affected by the virus this summer. News such as this has forced many to abandon any out-of-state travel plans.

 

 

But for locals missing the sea waves, a new community of surfers has this summer sprung up in the most unlikely of places. In Dayton, Ohio, the pandemic has fuelled an emergent river surfing scene that's drawing adventure seekers down to the Miami and other rivers.

 

 

 

www.surfdayton.com

 

 

Report by BBC, Courtesy HMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's not Anne Bancroft's leg

 

It belongs to Linda Gray

 

(Sue Ellen Ewing on Dallas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film made $35 million at the box office the first month in July 1968

 

 

{$240 million current dollars}

 

 

 

A lifetime domestic gross of

$105,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casting

 

 

 

 

 

The New Your Times printed a small article that despite a nationwide talent search, the filmmaskers casting The Graduate were coming up empty-handed. The article was picked up and they were inundated with mail. Over three hundred amateurs personally contacted casting. But none got a screen test.

 

 

 

Those actors getting a screentest incuded:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Redford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Grodin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Lipton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dustin Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The screentest with

Kathrine Ross

 

After the audition, matters got worse, Hoffman said, "The idea that the director was connecting me with someone as beautiful as her, it became an even uglier joke. It was like a Jewish nightmare."

 

 

 

 

Before the film's release, when Ross was asked about her costar she gave it straight,

 

"He looks about three feet tall, so dead serious, so humorless,

so unkempt"

 

 

 

 

 

Director Mike Nichols said "Grodin got very close...But he didn't look like Benjamin to me."

 

 

However, when Mike Nicols approached Dustin about auditioning for the role of Benjamin Braddock, he instantly felt that "this is not a part for me. I'm not supposed to be in movies. I'm supposed to be where I belong.

An ethnic actor is supposed to be in ethnic New York in an ethnic Off-Broadway show. I know my place."

 

 

 

Dustin was cast to play "Benjamin Braddock."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The role of Mrs. Robinson, the desparate housewife who begins her seduction of Ben on the night of his homecoming, was considered from the start the film's most bankable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doris Day was approached early on. Day has long maintained that she turned the part down because it offended her values. But when they sent her the novel her husband and manager, Terry Melcher withheld it from her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They met with Ava Gardner who was forty-four. But decided she was perhaps not mentally up to the part when she tried to phone her old friend Ernest Hemimgway, who had committed suicide five years before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The idea of Jeanne Moreau was floated, in keeping with the French cinematic tradition of sophisticated older women initiating naive young men into sexuality.

However, it was decided that The Graduate was an all-American story, so she was never offered the role.

 

 

 

Supposedly Anne Bancroft only accepted the role after being talked into it by husband Mel Brooks.

 

 

 

Dustin Hoffman's old pal Gene Hackman, only seven years his senior, would be Mr. Robinson, the cuckolded husband of Ben's paramour.

 

 

 

 

Then, when cast and crew seemed to be coming together nicely, Gene Hackman was suddenly fired from his role as Mr. Robinson. Nichols quickly replaced him with actor Murray Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor of Amity

Jaws

 

 

 

Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

France

 

 

 

 

Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finland

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

 

Spain

 

 

 

 

 

Lego

 

 

 

 

 

Slovenian

 

 

Behind the Scenes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More to Come

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Beats Fairmont

 

September 25

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Rand intercepted a pass in the end zone in the final seconds to preserve a 31-24 victory for Wayne over Fairmont on Friday night.

 

Fairmont (1-4 Greater Western Ohio Conference) had rallied from a 24-7 second-half deficit and faced a third-and-seven at the 8-yard line when Male’k Hilton’s pass was intercepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairmont Wins

Friday September 18

 

Box Score
Miamisburg
Vikings
 
Fairmont
Firebirds
1 2 3 4 F
- 0 7 0 7
- 7 14 0 21

  Fairmont 21, Miamisburg 7: Drew Baker rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Tank Gant added a TD run to lead Fairmont to its first victory. Baker finished with 117 rushing yards on 27 carries. Justin Barry threw a 14-yard TD pass to Jackson MaGohan for 'Burg, which dropped to 1-2.

 

Obsession interlude: How we spend
The coronavirus pandemic is having a big impact on the global economy, and a noticeable effect on lots of smaller industries as well. Here’s how what we buy is changing:
⬆️ Tie dye: Online sales of Rit Dye increased 800%.
⬆️ Gardening supplies: Sales of Scotts Miracle-Gro rose 16%.
⬇️ Movie theaters: Estimated global losses of $5 billion.
⬇️ Luxury goods: Estimated global losses of $43.4 billion.
⬆️ Comfy shoes: First quarter sales of Crocs rose 14%.
⬆️ Home workouts: Views of YouTube workout videos increased 200%.
⬆️ Streaming: Netflix doubled its estimated new subscribers in the first quarter.
⬇️ Men’s suits: Sales estimated to fall 24% this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Principal's

first year in that position

 

 

 

 

 

Ankney

Janes

McMillan

Stuckey

Zaremski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future Teacher

 

Senior Dale Berry

 

 

Note

(Mr. Berry served me my first underage mixed drink

a sloe gin fizz.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation Rates

 

 

 

The Ohio Department of Education released school report cards Tuesday that showed the four-year graduation rate for Class of 2019, by school district.

 

Dayton ranked second-last in the state in four-year graduation rate (72.2%) for the Class of 2019, while a collection of small rural districts were among those with 100% graduation.

 

100.0% Newton

100.0% Twin Valley

98.5% Springboro

98.1% Carlisle

98.0% Cedar Cliff

97.3% Bellbrook

97.2% Oakwood

97.0% Bradford

96.9% Miami East

96.8% Troy

96.7% Waynesville

96.4% Vandalia-Butler

96.0% Centerville

95.9% Bethel

95.9% Tipp City

95.7% Lebanon

95.3% Greeneview

95.2% Northmont

94.9% Beavercreek

94.4% Eaton

94.2% Covington

94.1% Yellow Springs

94.0% Valley View

93.8% National Trail

93.8% Preble Shawnee

93.5% Milton-Union

93.1% Brookville

92.9% Miamisburg

91.6% Franklin

91.1% Tri-County North

91.0% Greenon

90.7% Kettering

90.6% Piqua

90.2% Northridge

89.7% Jefferson Twp.

89.6% New Lebanon

89.4% Huber Heights

89.3% Tecumseh

89.1% Fairborn

85.9% Trotwood-Madison

85.1% West Carrollton

81.8% Xenia

81.3% Mad River

72.2% Dayton

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
 
 

 

 

 

1956 Dragon

 

 

 

 

Sims

Sultzbach

Tuttle

Vogelsang

Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main gathering place at

Young’s Jersey Dairy

for countless sticky-fingered, smiling kids

with ice cream cones

in-hand will soon be replaced.

 

 

Construction has begun at Young’s near Yellow Springs on a multi-million dollar dairy barn set to be completed next year, most likely in April, Dan Young, Young’s CEO, said Friday. The new structure will cost around $2 million to $3 million, Young said, though the final cost is not yet known. The existing dairy store has been in place for more than 50 years.

 

 

 

 

1957 Dragon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal R. R. Somers

 

 

 

 

 

Fairmont v. Greenville

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homecoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

T&C

(Where's Willowdale?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ban-Lon Polo Shirt

 

 

 

 

2019-03-29 Dayton, OH Daily News | News Break

 

 

Price Stores in downtown Dayton is closed as it prepares to move to a new location.

 

Price Stores at 52 S. Jefferson St. is relocating to Centerville, said Edd Wimsatt, the owner, with tentative plans to open its new space in October.

 

  Price Stores, located at 52 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton since its beginning in 1950, will relocate to Centerville next to Hauer Music starting next week. Here's a look at all five floors of the gentlemen’s clothing and formal wear business including the basement. Currently, construction contractors are removing the bronze-colored aluminum facade (installed in 1972) that has hidden the original architectural details of the building. Originally named the Home Telephone Co. Building when construction was completed in 1903, the building has also been called the Garfield Building and is currently known as the Price Stores Building. The Windsor Companies, developers of the Fire Blocks District and owners of the building, will convert it into a boutique hotel. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED

 

The store will continue to honor existing orders for weddings already on the books, as well as fittings, alterations and pickups, the store shared with customers on Facebook.

 

Wimsatt, 70, who has owned the business since 1970, said he needs a smaller and more efficient space.

Larry Zusman and his wife Leonore opened the store in 1950 on the bottom floor of the Garfield Building, once occupied by the Ohio Bell Telephone Company.

For decades, Price Stores remained the go-to spot in downtown Dayton for clothing and great service.

 

Price Stores, located at 52 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton since its beginning in 1950, will relocate to Centerville next to Hauer Music starting next week. Here's a look at all five floors of the gentlemen’s clothing and formal wear business including the basement. Currently, construction contractors are removing the bronze-colored aluminum facade (installed in 1972) that has hidden the original architectural details of the building. Originally named the Home Telephone Co. Building when construction was completed in 1903, the building has also been called the Garfield Building and is currently known as the Price Stores Building. The Windsor Companies, developers of the Fire Blocks District and owners of the building, will convert it into a boutique hotel. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED

 

 

Yellow Springs, Ohio by Lauren McCallister - They Draw & Travel

 

YELLOW SPRINGS — Putting into law what was already established practice by the Yellow Springs Police Department, the village council here has voted to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses.

The new law, passed Tuesday by council, will take effect in 30 days.
Individuals found with less than 200 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil infraction subject to a fine of $50 or less in the Yellow Springs Mayor’s Court instead of a misdemeanor. Patients with medical marijuana cards can possess more than 200 grams and not be charged with a criminal offense.
 
Dabbing' teens more likely to go on to heaver, more frequent cannabis use -  USC News
 
 

“I want to emphasize a move to keep people out of a system that we feel is racist and otherwise destroys people’s lives,” said Council President Brian Housh.

According to an analysis published by the American Civil Liberties Union in April, Black people are nearly four times as likely to be arrested in the U.S. for marijuana-possession offenses.

 

50th Class Reunion Clip Art - WOW.com - Image Results | Class reunion, 50th  class reunion ideas, Class reunion planning

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Fairmont West Class of 1970

 

SAVE THE DATE!!

The Fairmont West Class of 1970 will hold its 50th Reunion on
August 29, 2020, at the Dayton Country Club.

...more details to follow

 

Class of 1969 Heard County High School 50th Class Reunion

 

 

Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:30 PM – 11 PM EDT

 

The Fairmont West Class of '71 will hold their 50th reunion September 4, 2021. The Saturday event will be held in the banquet hall of the American Legion.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday after Labor Day




That's when we went back to school

after summer vacation,

elementary, junior high and high school.

Kettering's remote learning started today.

 

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

The Technology Services Department has provided training to our building office staff so that they may assist students and parents in resolving technology issues as we begin our remote learning on September 8. Please contact your child's building or unit secretary with technology issues or questions. If the office staff member is not able to resolve the issue, he/she will enlist the expertise of a member of the district's Technology Services Department to assist the parent/student.

 

 

 

We did not have/need tech support

We did not have to "reboot" our

slide rules

 

Illustrated Self-Guided Course On How To Use The Slide Rule

 

or protractors

 

Using a Protractor

 

 

It Happened in Ohio

in

1969

 

 

 

 

Cuyahoga on fire

June 1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry

Big Time

Wrestling

Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4th

Fireworks Derecho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon & Garfunkel

Set List

November 11, 1969

Miami University

 

 

 

 

First Man on Moon

Comes Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely  Not

 

 

2020 Holiday At Home has been canceled.

In accordance with the City of Kettering’s decisions to maintain safety for its citizens, this year’s Holiday at Home committee has decided to cancel this year’s festival. We are looking forward to making 2021 the best festival yet!

 

 

 

Coronavirus: Kettering Holiday at Home festival and parade canceled

 

Kettering Holiday At Home | Kettering, Ohio Labor Day Celebration

 

Labor Day 2019: Holiday at Home parade in Kettering

 

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1970 Dragon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960 Dragon

 

T&C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fans in the Stands at Roush

 

Fairmont's Tank Gant runs the ball against Centerville in the season opener at Roush Stadium on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Eric Frantz/CONTRIBUTED

 

Fairmont Loses Opener

 

Centerville special teams coach Adam Taylor is going to have something special waiting for him today during film sessions.

“He’s going to get an extra Bills donut,” Elks head coach Brent Ullery said. “Special teams was a big difference tonight.”
 
It was THE difference.

Trailing 20-14 after a fourth-quarter Fairmont touchdown, Centerville junior Cam Smith took the ensuing kickoff 95yards for the decisive score in a 21-20 win over the host Firebirds at Roush Stadium in Friday night’s season opener.

The victory came on the heels of last season’s 28-20 win by Fairmont, which was the Firebirds first in the series since a 28-23 win in 1997.

 

 

 

 

1963 Dragon

 

 

Bring on the Funck

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961 Dragon

 

 

 

 

Students Are the Real Key to Fairmont

The beauty of our campus is enhanced by the charm of our coeds*

*actual yearbook text

 

1966

 

Fairmont Mural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask wearer in third

row precursor of

our current Covid masks

 

Dayton’s Martin Sheen, Allison Janney and Rob Lowe reunite for special episode of ‘The West Wing’

 

This poster was used to promote the NBC television drama <i>The West Wing</i>. The poster features a large photograph of Martin Sheen as President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet surrounded by the main cast, including, from the top left and continuing counter-clockwise, C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe), Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff), Leo McGarry (John Spencer), Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), Charlie Young (Dulé Hill), and Donna Moss (Janel Moloney). Source: National Museum of American History

 

The cast of “The West Wing” — including Dayton’s own Martin Sheen, Allison Janney and Rob Lowe — will reunite for the first time in 17 years for a theatrical presentation of an episode of the political drama.

 

“A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote” will stream on HBO Max this fall with the goal of boosting voter turnout, according to national entertainment publications including Entertainment Weekly and Variety. A date to air has not been determined.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS!

 

Updated Fairmont Football Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

Are you at all

familiar with the

Southdale

Musical production?

(1961-1962?)

 

 

 

Featuring:

 

"Some Enchanted Evening"

 

"I'm Gonna Wash That Man

Right Outta My Hair"

 

"I'm in Love

with a Wonderful Guy"

 

{a 6th grader)

 

 

Woodbury Elementary stages annual musical – Orange County Register

Not actual photo of Southdale production.

 

 

 

 

In our Oakview production of

 

a winter tale

 

 

I played a caribou.

 

 

 

 

Not me.

 

 

 

For the first time since its founding in 1947, The Pine Club is offering al fresco dining.

 

The venerable Dayton steakhouse took the necessary steps to add a patio outside its front entrance at 1926 Brown St. to help it grapple with the restrictions imposed on its seating capacity by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pine Club General Manager Karen Watson.

 

 

The restaurant just reopened for dine-in service a couple of weeks ago on July 29, and its efforts to get back on its feet fully took another hit just two days later when state officials issued a 10 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales at restaurants and bars.

 

 

 

 

 Spot the '69 Dragons

in

        the Van Buren Student Council

 

 

          Think there's Buettin, Kisling, Maeder,

Shahan, Smith, Ulrich

and more

     with  Coach Bob Pugh

 

 

Remember

Jack Larson?

 

 

There were two.

As

Kenny Dexter

"The Dick Van Dyke Show"

 

 

&

Jimmy Olsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kettering Schools Delay Start

 

The Kettering school district plans to push its first day of classes back three weeks to Sept. 8, as it considers other potential changes to the school year.

 

Superintendent Scott Inskeep said in a note to parents Friday that Kettering schools may have to adjust its initial plan for in-person classes this fall, given data on rising COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County.

 

“This decision will allow us to review our current educational plans for the 2020-2021 school year – including both in-person and online options – in light of the most recent communication from Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County,” Inskeep wrote.

 

Earlier Friday, Public Health released a recommendation that all county schools begin their school year online.

Kettering schools had planned to be one of the earliest-starting districts, with a first day of classes Aug. 17. Inskeep said the decision to delay came after discussions with parents, guardians, school staff and leadership. That was topped off Friday by Public Health’s data, listing 418 local COVID-19 cases among people age 0-19.

A formal vote to change the school calendar will come at the Aug. 4 school board meeting, and Inskeep said he hopes to have a final decision on the full back-to-school approach by Aug. 7.

“As superintendent of the Kettering Schools, it is my responsibility to make decisions that are in the best interest of the safety, health and well-being of the students, families and staff of our school district,” he said.

 

July 27, 2020

 

July 27, 2019

 

  50th Reunion

  Pre-Pandemic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

We did not realize these really were

the good old days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More from '69 Dragon

 

Ski Club

(1 of 2)

 

If you look closely in Row 4

 

 

 

It goes "Pat Pancoast, Gunvar Lahr"

But why are Mark Brainard and Doug Gage

omitted?

 

 

 

Wrestlers

Kling, Boulter & Williams

 

 

 

Perhaps the Least Exciting Headline

 

 

We were really ever #1?

Marilyn & Bret think so

Pat cannot be bothered

 

 

Always explaining

 

 

Former Class of '32 President

 

Apparently Steve is reading his text messages

 

 

 

 

Senior Class Play

 

 

Over the years and, especially now,

West's production of

"Life with Father"

remains relevent

and funny!

 

 

 

 

From the 1959 Dragon

 

 

Although it is blurry, there is a reference to "Fairmontonians"

Guess we could not be that after Fairmont East

 
 

The 1951 Dragon Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

You'll recognize a few teachers who

still taught us 18 years later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not one boy or girl with straight long hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever seen an old Firebird?

 

 

 

 

2002 Kettering-Fairmont High School (1984-present) Yearbook ...

 

1999 Kettering-Fairmont High School (1984-present) Yearbook ...

 

1998 Kettering-Fairmont High School (1984-present) Yearbook ...

 

 

1996 Kettering-Fairmont High School (1984-present) Yearbook ...

 

1992 Kettering-Fairmont High School (1984-present) Yearbook ...

 

 

WOW-1990-KETTERING-FAIRMONT-HIGH-SCHOOL-YEARBOOK-VOL-7-FIREBIRDS-OHIO

 

Fairmont High Logo - LogoDix

 

1987 Kettering-Fairmont High School (1984-present) Yearbook ...

 

Kettering Fairmont High School yearbooks

 

How about an old Dragon?

 

Reprint) 1980 Yearbook: Fairmont West High School (1965-1983 ...

 

 

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

 

 

1976-FAIRMONT-WEST-HIGH-SCHOOL-YEARBOOK-THE-DRAGON-KETTERING-OH

 

Reprint) 1973 Yearbook: Fairmont West High School (1965-1983 ...

 

Fairmont West High School Yearbook 1972 Kettering Ohio | #32609682

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

1969 BEAVERCREEK HIGH SCHOOL OHIO YEARBOOK ANNUAL VGC | #139107175

 

Just kidding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Dragon Fairmont West High School Yearbook Kettering Ohio ...

 

1966 FAIRMONT WEST HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK KETTERING, OHIO DRAGON | eBay

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

 

1964

Fairmont High School Yearbook Kettering, Ohio 1963 Volume XXXX ...

 

 

1962-FAIRMONT-HIGH-SCHOOL-YEARBOOK-THE-DRAGON-KETTERING-OH

 

Reprint) 1961 Yearbook: Fairmont High School (thru 1964 ...

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

Reprint) 1959 Yearbook: Fairmont High School (thru 1964 ...

 

 

 

Reprint) 1957 Yearbook: Fairmont High School (thru 1964 ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reprint) 1955 Yearbook: Fairmont High School (thru 1964 ... 

 

 

Kettering Fairmont High School yearbooks

 

 

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

 

(Custom Reprint) Yearbook: 1950 Fairmont West High School ...

 

Reprint) 1949 Yearbook: Fairmont High School (thru 1964 ...

 

 

 

Kettering Fairmont High School

 

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

Fairmont High School | Out of the Box

1943

 

Fairmont West High School - Dragon Yearbook (Kettering, OH), Class ...

 

 

Kettering Fairmont High School

 

 

 

 

 

Fairmont High School (thru 1964) Class of 1933 Yearbook

 

Page 31 - Yearbooks - Dayton Remembers: Preserving the History of ...

1932

 

The Dragon 1932, Fairmont High School, Dayton, Ohio (Yearbook ...

 

1932

 

 

The Dragon 1932, Fairmont High School, Dayton, Ohio (Yearbook ...

 

 

1928-FAIRMONT-HIGH-SCHOOL-YEARBOOK-KETTERING-OHIO-DRAGON

 

It’s been more than 50 years since Dayton fell in love with a thin crust square-cut pizza.

addddd

 

Marion Glass, a scrappy local kid who as a youngster sold peanuts and soda at baseball games, opened the first Marion’s Piazza, a staple of Dayton dining, on Aug. 19, 1965. 

 

Marion's Piazza - Wikipedia

 

Ambition and a solid work ethic put Glass on the path to success. 

“My family was poor,” Glass told the Dayton Daily News in 1976. “I dropped out of Kiser High School when I was a junior. I wasn’t afraid to work and I wanted to learn.” 

Glass initially got into the pizza business as the owner of three Cassano’s pizza franchises. But he had his own ideas. “I felt that it was time to have a dining room pizza house,” he said. 

The community had never seen a restaurant like the one at 460 Patterson Road in Dayton, where a large deluxe pizzas cost $2.50. The restaurant had seating for 200, four pizza ovens and the largest walk in cooler in town, according to a 1965 article in the Dayton Herald. 

Glass hired an interior decorator to create the feel of an outdoor café in Italy. Old brick, rustic iron décor, and canvas awnings complemented the look and lent itself to the name piazza, an enclosed veranda. 

Marion’s Piazza is not only a Dayton tradition, but was also the site for Wednesday night cast parties, from 1966 to 1995, for the Kenley Players summer stock theater company. Dozens of black-and-white photos of the famous players line the walls today.

 

Big name stars like Mickey Rooney, Cloris Leachman, Sally Field and Frankie Avalon dined and reveled at Marion’s as did locals Jack and Jackie Hutton. In 1975, Henry Winkler, who played “The Fonz” on Happy Days, drew 2,000 people to the restaurant. 

The business has grown to nine locations in the Dayton area. Founder Marion Glass died at age 92 in 2006. Today his son Roger Glass runs the business.

 

                            Tipp City Politician

 

 

 

Huffman, an emergency room physician, asked a witness before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday why COVID-19 is hitting African Americans harder than white people.

UPDATE:

 


 

Black Lives Matter rally set for Oakwood

Thursday June 11th

 

The rally is planned from 6-8 p.m. at Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills

 

As of the 2010 Census:

 

The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

 

2000 Census

 


 

George Floyd's Last Words

PLEASE MAN

PLEASE SOMEBODY

PLEASE MAN

I CAN'T BREATHE

I CAN'T BREATHE

PLEASE

MAN CAN'T BREATHE, MY FACE

JUST GET UP

I CAN'T BREATHE

PLEASE (INAUDIBLE)

I CAN'T BREATHE SHIT

I WILL

I CAN'T MOVE

MAMA

MAMA

I CAN'T

MY KNEE

MY NUTS

I'M THROUGH

I'M THROUGH

I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC

MY STOMACH HURT

MY NECK HURTS

EVERYTHING HURTS

SOME WATER OR SOMETHING

PLEASE

PLEASE

I CAN'T BREATHE OFFICER

DON'T KILL ME

THEY GON' KILL ME MAN

C'MON MAN

I CANNOT BREATHE

I CANNOT BREATHE

THEY GON' KILL ME

THEY GON' KILL ME

I CAN'T BREATHE

I CAN'T BREATHE

PLEASE SIR

PLEASE

PLEASE

 

 

PLEASE, I CAN'T BREATHE

 

 
 
                                       George Floyd - Wikipedia
 
 
 

 

On this day in 1969:

 

"Sugar, Sugar" single released by The Archies (Billboard Song of the Year 1969)

 

Sugar, Sugar - The Complete Albums Collection by The Archies on ...

 

We deserved better!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERHEARD

Anything is perfect I’m not picky

stated a Millennial

 

 

It’s been 15 years to the day since YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the platform's first-ever video, 18 seconds of him pontificating about elephant trunks at the San Diego Zoo. Here’s a brief timeline on what’s happened since:

2005: YouTube launches its public beta in May, and with $3.5 million from Sequoia Capital it goes beyond beta by the end of the year. 

2006: Google acquires YouTube for $1.7 billion.

2007: "Charlie bit my finger” becomes the first viral video, proving babies are cuter than cats, and YouTube goes mobile-friendly the same month the first iPhone hits stores. 

2008: "Evolution of Dance" gets a record-breaking 100 million views.

2009: Justin Bieber. Vevo. The music world is never the same. 

2012: Psy’s “Gangnam Style” gets a historic 1 billion views.

2014: Susan Wojcicki becomes YouTube’s third CEO.

2017: The “Adpocalypse” and “Elsagate” throw the platform under public scrutiny.

As of last year, 500 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube...every minute. There’s no sign of that number going down, especially amid COVID-19.

 

Are You Binge-Watching?

 

By the digits

52%: Share of participants in a 2018 survey who said they had stayed up all night binge-watching at least once

45%: Share of young adults who have canceled plans to continue watching a show

76%: Share of viewers ages 18 to 29 who prefer binge-watching

45%: Share of viewers ages 55 to 64 who prefer binge-watching

160 million: Netflix subscribers worldwide

10 million: Disney+ subscribers on the first day of its North America launch

~20: Hours Americans spend watching TV each week

361,000: Viewers who watched all nine episodes of season two of Stranger Things in the first 24 hours it was available

189 million kg (417 million lb): CO2 produced by the 64 million people who watched season three of Stranger Things, based on the energy required to power routers, data centers, and streaming

What’s the best way to watch?


When Netflix released the entire first season of the political thriller House of Cards in one day in 2013, such an approach had never been done before. “It all felt very experimental,” Beau Willimon, the show’s creator, told the Wall Street Journal. “We were a bit shocked at how quickly the world glommed onto the idea of streaming shows over the internet and binge-watching seasons.” Now that’s the standard on most streaming sites (HBO remains a holdout).

Streaming services like Hulu, Disney+ and Apple TV+ have experimented with releasing episodes on a weekly basis to see if viewers retain interest longer, and as a way to do more with less, in the face of the seemingly-endless amount of content produced by Netflix. Even Netflix, though, has made the occasional exception. In 2019, it released one new episode per week of The Great British Baking Show in the US, two days after each episode originally aired in the UK.

Cable companies are losing subscribers each quarter, but it doesn’t mean they also can’t join the market in new ways to retain the interest of viewers. HBO has created original content that makes it worthwhile for subscribers to pay $14.99 a month. Channels like NBC are creating their own streaming networks, and Viacom has also made content-specific streaming sites.

Brief history

1990s: Entire seasons of television shows become available on box sets of VHS tapes, and binge-watching takes off.

1997: Netflix launches, allowing subscribers to rent DVDs online, receive them in the mail, and send them back when finished. There are no overdue fees, a major change from video stores.

2007: Netflix launches an online streaming service. Other cable companies create on-demand services for shows and movies around the same time.

2011: Netflix begins using the term binge-watch internally.

2013: Binge-watch is shortlisted by Oxford Dictionaries as word of the year.

2015: Collins English Dictionary chooses binge-watch as word of the year.

 

 

OBI !

 

WATCH: Dayton's Obi Toppin throws down absurd, between-the-legs dunk

 

Toppin, a 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore forward who’s heading to the NBA after two seasons on the court at Dayton, swept all the major awards, winning the Naismith Trophy and awards from the Associated Press and National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Earlier Tuesday, Toppin won the Karl Malone Award, which is given to the nation’s top power forward.

Season highlights >>> https://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/toppin-completes-sweep-major-national-player-the-year-awards/PWADolJNiulIfGJzQOtvKI/

 

BOTTOMS UP !

 

The Century Bar | Bourbon & Banter

 

Ohio has seen an increase in the amount of liquor during the coronavirus pandemic, with its biggest jump in March.

More than 1,450,000 gallons of liquor were sold in March, a 26% increase from February, according to data from the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control.

March’s sales were also up 22% from March 2019.

Sales in both March and February this year were higher than their respective months in 2019, but this January saw less than a 1% decrease from January 2019.

On March 15, Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton issued an order closing bars and restaurants to in-house patrons.

Though it is not clear if the order is behind the increase in sales, liquor stores in the Miami Valley saw an immediate jump in customers.

Hours after DeWine announced the order in March, the line at Arrow Wine & Spirits on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering stretched from the cash registers to the back of the store.

 

Dragon Memories

from

Sophomore Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Knock Knock All Out Of Pad (Pink): Knock Knock: 0825703122275: Amazon.com: Books

 

 

1958

 

 

 

 

Woman showing symptoms of coronavirus or covid 19 virus, health care concept

 

We are not going to go back to life as it was in 2019


 

Dayton Now Closed

 

 

 

There is a great new

social distancing scoreboard

@

https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard

 

Ohio and California are both graded "A"

because Ohio has 40% less traveled and

California has 48% less traveled

Wyoming gets an "F" for 0% less traveled

 

In developing a social distancing score that most valuable to organizations, especially those unfamiliar with human mobility data, we started with a generalized score that takes into account relevant underlying metrics — each of which explains one facet of social distancing behavior.

 

For our first iteration, we explored:

  • People dwelling at home vs dwelling outside their homes (a proxy for how good an area is at "shelter-in-place" behavior)
  • Changes in average time spent in and around home, aggregated over time (a proxy for how much time people spend at home versus other venues)
  • Change in dispersion of activity clusters, or how many people no longer gathered in the same location at the same time (a proxy for change in number of encounters)
  • Change in average distance traveled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, am depending more on streaming for my shelter in place home entertainment. Never liked navigating Netflix. This app/website gives you a much better tool.

It is free and easy.

You can sort by

New/Date/Rating/Genre/Release Year/Title

 

Most Netflix users have a queue of movies and TV shows on their watch list, but finding things to put on that list can be a bit of a challenge.

 He has been slowly working his way through his Netflix queue. It was a feat he never thought he would finish, but as it turns out all it took was three days and an inability to move for me to watch it all. Now what?

After starting and stopping roughly 10 movies that “looked ok” he tried Flixable, the creation of Reddit user CrazedEll.

A search engine for Netflix, with it you can search all the movies and TV shows on Netflix and Disney+ by Genre, IMDb rating (so you know it’s going to be decent), and release year. You can get your results sorted by release year, rating, title, or when they were added to the streaming site (useful if you’re looking for something “new” to you on the platform).

The result is a lot richer search than you’re able to get on Netflix/Disney+ proper, that surfaces movies and shows you might have not realized we on the platform in the first place. The rating search also gives you a fighting chance at not picking a dud.

www.flixable.com

 

Anybody want to shop at 7 AM?

 

 

Stores in the Cincinnati-Dayton division will dedicate the first hour of operation, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, solely to seniors 60 and older and other higher-risk customers, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The grocery chain’s associates will assist anyone who needs additional help while shopping, company officials said today.

“Kroger wants to provide these groups with the ability to purchase the items they need when fewer shoppers are present,” said Erin Rolfes, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Cincinnati-Dayton division. “We request that customers respect these hours for the health of our community during this time of uncertainty.”

Rolfes said Kroger is following guidance from federal, state and local agencies, including the CDC and other health organizations.

Kroger is among few stocks that have been up during the markets sharp downturn.

 

 

 

Protect and serve


Sure, bubble wrap is exceptionally good at protecting a thing during shipment. But really, is packaging or popping its highest calling? Children and adults alike obsess over the stuff; it’s had cameos in several films highlighting the simple joy it provides. There are even phone apps that allow users to pop simulated bubble wrap.

Sealed Air, the company that invented the stuff back in the 1950s, branded their creation bubble wrap—a name no other company can use for sheets of plastic studded with air-filled bubbles, though protective packaging companies now sell bubble packing material in mailers, tubes, and rolls of all sizes. In 2015, Sealed Air announced a redesign that made the packaging material cheaper and more space efficient. Though light, rolls of bubble wrap are so bulky that they tend to be expensive to ship because of the space they take up. This new version arrives uninflated, and companies use a custom pump to add the air during packing. It also means that the sheets don’t pop. Elon Musk called the development “a sign of the apocalypse.”

 

 

By the digits

$5 million: Annual Sealed Air sales in 1971

$3 billion: Annual Sealed Air sales in 2000

$20 billion: Worldwide protective packaging sales in 2013

6: Patents granted for bubble wrap

384,400 km (238,855 miles): Length of the total amount of bubble wrap Sealed Air produces yearly, which could stretch from Earth to the Moon

560ºF (293°C): Temperature machines reach to create bubble wrap sheets

$24.99: Price of a novelty bubble wrap jumpsuit

1 million: Mugen Puchi Puchis, keychains with eight push buttons designed to simulate bubble wrap popping, sold in two months when it was introduced in Japan

815 lbs (370 kg): Weight of a pumpkin dropped from a 35-foot (11-m) crane in October 2000 to see if bubble wrap could protect the gourd from being smashed—it worked

 

A lucky mistake


In the mid-1950s, inventors Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were working on developing a new style of textured wallpaper. In 1957, they put two sheets of shower curtain through a heat-sealing machine in an experiment. They weren’t satisfied with the pattern of trapped air bubbles that emerged from a design perspective, but they did come up with several other uses for the sealing technique, and were granted several patents for embossing and laminating processes.

In 1960 Fielding and Chavannes founded Sealed Air, and soon the new company got its first big break. IBM had recently introduced the 1401 Data Processing System, one of the first computers to be widely affordable and useful for businesses. Fielding and Chavannes pitched bubble wrap as packaging material, making a deal with IBM, replacing wadded up newspaper in cardboard boxes everywhere, and shaping the history of bubble wrap to come.

 

 

“Probably the closest humans will ever get to experiencing what popping a robot’s pimples would be like.”

Loretta Chao for The Wall Street Journal

 

Big Boy

to the Rescue

 

 

Grocery items are available for carryout, drive-through and delivery, restaurant chain says

 

Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant officials announced this afternoon, March 19, that it has launched a “Big Boy’s Market” that offers staple items such as toilet paper, milk, cereal and other “essentials” for carryout or delivery.

“Frisch’s Big Boy is here for you in these challenging times,” Jason Vaughn, president and CEO of Frisch’s Big Boy, said in a release. The Cincinnati-based chain operates a dozen restaurants in the Dayton, Springfield, Hamilton and Middletown areas.

A Frisch’s spokeswoman told this news outlet today that customers can purchase the Big Boy’s Market grocery items at each restaurant’s drive-through or carryout windows. When placing a delivery order online on a delivery service such as DoorDash, the milk, toilet paper and other grocery items are listed under “pantry” and can be found by scrolling down past Frisch’s restaurant menu items. 

Frisch’s restaurants are also offering their menu for carryout or delivery while dining rooms are shut down due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The market items may vary by location, and Frisch’s officials said the offer “may be for a limited time.” But here is a list of the grocery items that Frisch’s officials said are available at Big Boy’s Market: 

 Single rolls of bathroom tissue, limit four per order
 Half gallons of milk and chocolate milk
 Breads (white, rye, whole wheat, 12 grain, buns)
 12-count dinner rolls
 Soft tortillas 

  Five-pound bags of sugar

 Single-serve cereals (Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs) 

 Produce (celery stalks, tomatoes, broccoli, red onions) 

 20-ounce Frisch’s Big Boy ketchup 

 20-ounce French’s Classic yellow mustard 

 Four-pound container of Frisch’s Big Boy tuna salad 

 Two-liter bottles of some Coca-Cola products 

 20-ounce bottles of Dasani Purified Water and Coca-Cola products

 

 

Dragon Memories

from

 

 

 

 

 

We went all out on this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not one, but 2 Kempfers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did Joe do some

modeling

on the side?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretending

to Focus

 

 

 

 

 


HAPPY St. Patrick's DAY!

 

 

Was out twice today for groceries then later for pharmacy.

Traffic was light. The first place I stopped had a line of 30 people out the door. I drove to a Safeway. It was busier than usual but not crazy. There were significant out of stocks.

Third store was busy with longer than normal lines.

Later went to Target which had very few shoppers, less than normal. Target will open on Wednesday with the first hour for seniors.

Some have suggested the US peak for cases will not come for 45 days. It would be difficult to continue this for 5 weeks or more.

 

Bay Area's New Reality

 

7 Million people here have to shelter in place.

 

Originally it only applied to seniors.

 

Did not like the 65 and above staying in.

Yesterdays new world.

 

Today (for 2 weeks) it's everybody here.

 

 

Unprecedented.

 

 

 

There are now 5 Bay Areas deaths. In any other context the reaction seems like too much.

Hope it is effective.

 

 

Lets lower the bell curve!

 

 

 

Here's a reality check curve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work from home ?

 

but not for

 

waiters/cooks/busboys/retail clerks/custodians

construction/auto sales/hot tub attendents/et al

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe during this

 

EMERGENCY

 

TV broadcasters should eliminate commercials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shut-ins get really sick of them and

most of retail is closed!

 

 

 

 

The WWE

{World Wraslin' Entertainment}

 

Canceled its Hall of Fame Ceremony

 

 

BUT CHILL

 

Wrestlemania is still on!

April 5th

 


 

 

CALIFORNIA, USA —

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday issued a call for all bars, wineries, nightclubs, and brewpubs across the state to close amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19Unlike other states, Newsom stopped short of asking restaurants to close but did urge operators to cut capacity to allow for “deep social distancing.”  

Also, on Sunday, Newsom urged seniors over the age of 65 and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Newsom noted that there are 5.3 million seniors living in California.  

The California governor also provided an update on the number of coronavirus/COVID-19 cases in the state. He said as of Sunday there were 335 confirmed cases in California – an increase since the previous number of 288 was given Saturday.  

 

 

I will not be self-isolating at home.

 

                                            

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

To Comply with Social Distancing Recommendations:

 

We suggest you avoid

(or keep ten feet away from)

all Fairmont East

alums and dropouts

 

 

 

 

Governor Mandates 3-Week School Closure Amidst    COVID-19 Crisis

Gov. DeWine closes school for three weeks

 

 

All school events, athletic practices and games, club activities, meetings, etc, are canceled, beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 16, and continuing through the mandated school closure date of Friday, April 3. This will include our planned official designation of the Class of '69 as "Superfine."

 

Students and staff in Kettering will be on Spring Break next week. Our administration will use this time to finalize plans and information regarding teaching and learning expectations beyond our scheduled Spring Break.

During his press conference today, Gov. DeWhine did say that his office and the Ohio Department of Health will continually monitor the Coronavirus crisis to determine whether this mandated three-week school closure will need to be extended.

We will continue to communicate regularly with our staff, family and community as plans are finalized to make sure that everyone is aware of how they will be impacted by this situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You receiving email from businesses

explaining their sincere concern and efforts with COVID-19?

 

Bed, Bath & Beyond   A Message to Our Customers about COVID-19
Landmark Theatres    A note to Landmark’s guests about the Coronavirus
A note from Best Buy about COVID-19
A Message From Starline Social Club
Papa Murphy's       An Important Message To Our Valued Guests
COVID-19 message from Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer
AMC Theatres    A Message From Our CEO about "Social Distancing"
Taco Bell          A Letter to our Fans
Caesar's Entertainment   Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
 
 
 
 

 

UD’s season comes to an abrupt end because of Coronavirus

 

Dinosaur-Coronavirus-Meme

 
 

That summed up the day for her, her sons Obi and Jacob, the Dayton Flyers, the Atlantic 10 Conference and all of college basketball. The cancellation of the Atlantic 10 tournament and then the entire NCAA tournament (men’s and women’s) because of Coronavirus fears — stunned everyone on Thursday.

Maybe no one one felt the shockwaves harder than the third-ranked Flyers, whose historic season came to an abrupt end.

“I’m heartbroken,” Roni said. “I’m just hoping they’ll change their minds. I know they’re not going to, though.”

“I wish all of this was just a dream that I could wake up from,” Dayton senior Trey Landers wrote on Twitter. “Wish I could play one more game with my brothers.”

 

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The end of Dayton’s season means Toppin’s college career likely is also over. He has not announced his decision to enter the NBA draft, but that’s just a formality. He’s a likely lottery pick after leading Dayton to a 29-2 record and 20 straight wins to close the regular season.

 

Coronavirus

 

 

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The first Ohio high school basketball tournament games with crowd restrictions were played tonight, and the atmosphere was drastically changed.

For example, the Centerville-Moeller matchup in a Division I regional semifinal at Cintas Center in Cincinnati was played in front of a nearly empty arena. 

The changes were made after Gov. Mike DeWine recommended indoor sporting events not be played in front of general crowds over concerns about spreading the coronavirus.

For boys basketball tournament games, student-athletes on the school tournament roster (players and cheerleaders) can designate four family members to purchase a ticket for the game.

Coaches for the team can each designate two family members to purchase tickets. School administrators and the bus driver each receive one free ticket for themselves and a guest.

 

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Obi Toppin is Dayton Flyers’ first All-American

in 41 years

 

 On Wednesday, The Sporting News named Toppin to its All-American first team. Toppin is Dayton’s first All-American since Jim Paxson in 1979.

“Dayton did not play many close games, in large part because Toppin was so much better than the rest of the Atlantic 10 that even the league’s NCAA Tournament contenders couldn’t keep up,” wrote Mike DeCourcy, of The Sporting News. “That game at Saint Louis turned out to be the one great chance there was to prevent an 18-0 Dayton run through the conference, but Toppin’s tip-in with 8:20 left ignited a 29-16 Dayton close to regulation that forced overtime. His 3-pointer just inside the four-minute mark closed the deficit to a single basket. When Duquesne got too close for comfort in the Flyers’ trip to Pittsburgh, Toppin attacked the rim for eight points in the final eight minutes to help preserve a four-point win. He scored in double figures in every game but one and produced eight double-doubles, helping the Flyers to a school-record win total (29) that figures to keep growing.”

Toppin is Dayton’s 10th All-American. He joins Paxson, Alphonse Schumacher (1912, 1913), Don Meineke (1951, 1952), John Horan (1955), Bill Uhl (1956), Bill Chmielewski (1962), Garry Roggenburk (1962), Henry Finkel (1966) and Don May (1967, 1968).

Toppin, a redshirt sophomore forward, was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday. He leads third-ranked Dayton with 20.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He ranks fourth in the country in effective field-goal percentage (68.4). He’s shooting 69.8 percent from 2-point range and 39 percent (32 of 82) from 3-point range. 

 

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Field Club

 

 

 

 

Lido Key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Club

 

 

 

UD Flyers

Win 20th straight game

Perfect run through A-10

 

 

Obi Toppin had 27 points, including several highlight-reel dunks in the second half, and Jalen Crutcher added 21 as the Flyers outscored the Colonials, 50-26, in the second half.

 

Here’s what Dayton accomplished in its 31st game of the season:

The Flyers (29-2) tied the school record for consecutive victories. The 1951-52 team also won 20 games from January through March.

The Flyers set the school record for victories in a season, passing the 1951-52 team that finished 28-5.

Dayton now has the third-longest winning streak, in one season, in Atlantic 10 history.

Dayton had already clinched the A-10 regular-season championship and the top seed in the conference tournament. It will play in the quarterfinals at noon Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
 
 

 

Anyway it was a 6:30 hour night flight. And it was chilly in the window seat next to the fuselage. It was quiet and stewards weren't making round. So when I saw the stern Asian steward dude I got up and asked if I could get a blanket. "We don't have any blankets."

Hmm. 

Wait, almost everyone in first class was using an Alaska blanket! None for even Premium seats? When I exited the tiny, cramped lavatory, no body in the crew was there. On the empty first class seats at the bulkhead were two airline blankets, wrapped in plastic wrap. Looked around and took one. I felt better and warmer to be sure. Unlikely anybody would even see it over at the window seat in the darkened plane. Got away with it. Left it at my seat.

Hope he found it there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday at Field Club

This was taken shortly after sunset and only includes the early Dragons

 

Can you detect the differences between

Lynne's flattering portraiture

and my snaps ?

 

Here's more from Lynne

 

Pam and Scott

 

 

 

 

Unknown Party goers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gayle, Diane and Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy, Deborah and Joyce

 


 

Here are three great close-ups courtesy Lynne Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad, Joni & Joe and Debbie

 

 

 

Steve, Karen Sue and Deborah Ake (in the hoodie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Joni and Gayle warming by the fire

 

 

Diane Lynne and Cindy

 


Obi Toppin scores 20 points on his 22nd birthday

 
 

And what a show No. 3 Dayton delivered Wednesday at the Ryan Center. Obi Toppin scored 20 points, two short of his age on his birthday, as the Flyers routed Rhode Island 84-57.

»RHODE ISLAND COACH: ‘I don’t know that I’ve seen a better team’

Dayton (28-2, 17-0) won by 27 points on the same court where it won by 29 points a year ago. It may have been even more dominant in this game. The Flyers shot 40 percent from 3-point range (8 of 20) and held a 49-38 rebounding advantage.

Responding to some light teasing from the Rhode Island student section, Toppin threw down a tomahawk jam at the peak of Dayton’s dominance in the second half. It was his 100th dunk of the season. He had several other dunks, though his brother Jacob stopped one with a foul.

»OBI TOPPIN ON NBA DECISION: ‘I’m not ready to say it’

Jalen Crutcher added 17 points. Trey Landers scored 14. Ten different Flyers scored, including walk-on Christian Wilson, who made a 3-pointer in the final minVideo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Here’s what the victory means for Dayton:

• Dayton tied the school record for victories in a season. The 1951-52 team finished 28-5.

• Dayton won its 19th straight game. That’s one short of the school record for consecutive victories in one season. Dayton won 20 straight games from January to March in 1952.

• The 19-game winning streak is the longest in the A-10 since Saint Louis won 19 straight in 2013-14, and it’s tied for the fifth longest in conference history.

• Dayton became the first team since the A-10 returned to an 18-game schedule in 2014-15 to win 17 games.

• Dayton joined Gonzaga (29-2), San Diego State (28-1) and Liberty (28-4) as the only teams in the country with 28 victories.

HALFTIME RECAP

Jalen Crutcher, Obi Toppin and Trey Landers all scored in double figures in the first half as the third-ranked Dayton Flyers built a 46-30 halftime lead against Rhode Island on Wednesday at the Ryan Center.

Dayton outscored Rhode Island 11-3 in the last 4:03, thanks in part to a four-point possession. Rhode Island guard Fatts Russell picked up a technical foul after Toppin was fouled. Crutcher made two free throws, and then Toppin made two.

Crutcher scored 12 points and made all six of his free-throw attempts. Toppin had 10 points, including two dunks on his 22nd birthday. Landers scored Dayton’s first five points and had 10 in the half.

Dayton shot 50 percent from the field (16 of 32) and made 14 of 25 2-point shots one game after making 27 of 28 in a victory against Davidson.

Much like the first game between these two teams, fouls mounted fast in the first half. Dayton made 12 of 13 free throws. Rhode Island made 9 of 16.

Toppin, Crutcher, Ryan Mikesell and Dwayne Cohill all picked up two fouls in the half.

Rhode Island shot 29 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range (3 of 13).

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SUNNY and COOL

The forecast was correct.

Northerners vacation in Florida in the winter because it is sunny and warm.

Twelve of the first twenty-four days in February have been in the 80s in Sarasota. The average daytime high for February 28-29 is 74 degrees.

We will not likely experience those warm temperatures. The current forecast high for February 28th is 62 degrees and for February 29th, Leap Day, is 65 degrees. So be prepared with jackets and layers.

I accept full personal responsibility for the below average temperatures on behalf of my vacation weather karma. Like my two most recent vacations to Palm Springs and Las Vegas the temperatures will be high before I arrive, dip below normal, and then back up as soon as I leave.

 

 

University of Dayton Flyers

 

Men's Basketball Ranked #3!

 

Dayton's magical run in the Associated Press top-25 poll continued Monday when it climbed from No. 5 to No. 4. It's a special season when Dayton fans can complain about not being ranked third, but many thought they should have jumped Gonzaga and San Diego State.

Dayton extended its winning streak to 16 games by winning 66-61 at Virginia Commonwealth on Tuesday and beating Duquesne 80-70 on Saturday at UD Arena.

As Steve Kisling can attest many fans celebrate post-game at

the crowded Oakwood Club

Prior to this season, Dayton had not ranked in the top 10 since 1967

and had not ranked in the top five since it reached No. 2 in 1956. Dayton is the highest-ranked Atlantic 10 Conference team since Saint Joseph’s, which reached No. 1 in 2004. That was the last A-10 team to reach the top spot. Dayton has never ranked No. 1.

This is the first time since the 1955-56 season that Dayton has been ranked in 13 straight weeks. The 1955-56 team was ranked all season in 15 polls. That team finished 25-4.

 

Cheerleaders!

 

 

Brief history

1923: Women are allowed to cheer for the first time, at the University of Minnesota.

1948: Lawrence Herkimer launches the National Cheerleaders Association.

1968: Becky Spahr, Lynne Wagner, Sandy Stimmel, Marilyn Blesi, Suzi Willig, and Barb Getty

1971: Herkimer invents and patents the pom-pom.

1974: Jeff Webb starts the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), which will later become Varsity.

1980: UCA holds the first National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida.

1986: Herkimer sells the National Cheerleaders Association for $20 million. Varsity buys its parent company, National Spirit Group, in 2004.

2000: Bring It On comes out, shining a spotlight on the sport of cheerleading.

2004: Varsity launches the nonprofit International Cheer Union, the self-proclaimed “recognized world governing body of Cheerleading.”

2016: The International Olympic Committee grants cheerleading provisional recognition as an Olympic sport.

 

 

In the late 1800s, groups of young men at Ivy League colleges formed “yell teams” to cheer on the sidelines of football games. These were the ancestors of today’s cheerleaders, and the sport was considered a man’s activity because it put a premium on traits typically associated with masculinity, like the ability to lead a crowd. During World War II, when young men left school to go off to war, women started joining cheerleading teams, and the stereotype of cheerleaders as all-American-girls-next-door largely replaced the previously male standard.

By the mid-1970s, almost all cheerleaders were women. In 1968 Yolande Fulton, Kathy Finke, Jan Windsor, Connie Thompson, Peggy Mathes, and Marty Hart were cheerleaders for West.

In 1972, the federal government passed Title IX, a civil rights law that barred discrimination in publicly funded education institutions on the basis of sex, including in athletics. The courts ruled that cheerleading didn’t count as a varsity sport, meaning it wasn’t subject to the same equal opportunity requirements and didn’t qualify for the benefits of being a Title IX sport. According to Jaime Schultz, associate professor of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University, that’s when “girls and women began to turn away from cheerleading.”

“In response,” Schultz writes, “leaders of the emerging ‘spirit industry,’ who sought to expand and profit from the activity, made it more athletic by encouraging the use of acrobatic stunts and tumbling.” At the same time, men started rejoining the sport, making it broadly more co-ed. Despite the athleticism required, cheering is still considered a “student activity, not an interscholastic varsity sport” according to USA Cheer, and thus not held to Title IX standards.

 

 

 

With some of the finest, whitest sand in the world, this beach attracts sand collectors from all over.  Siesta Beach has clear, warm waters ideal for swimming.  The beach is hundreds of yards wide in the shape of a crescent due to anchoring of onshore rocks to the south.

 

From the 1800s and early 1900s, Siesta Key was known by a variety of names, including “Little Sarasota Key” and “Sarasota Key.” The first attempts to develop the key was by the Siesta Land Company in 1907 consisting of Harry Higel, Captain Louis Roberts, and E.M. Arbogast. The company platted the northern end of the key as "Siesta on the Gulf" as well as dredged bayous and built docks. The only access to Siesta Key was by boat or ferry until the first bridge connecting it to the mainland was completed in 1917. The bridge was later replaced in 1927 along with an addition of a second bridge located on the southern end of the key. The entire key was officially recognized as "Siesta Key" by 1952.

 

 

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All about the 60's

60 Years Later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You might enjoy feeling younger in the elderly population of Florida's Gulf Coast.

 

 

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Sarasota’s history began over 10,000 years ago, with research showing that native people occupied it. Europeans first discovered the area in the early 1500s. In 1539, the city was named “ZaraSota” by Hernando de Soto. At this time, Sarasota was not settled but was instead a place for fishing camps.

 

There are more females than males, making up 52% of the population. About 30% of the people in Sarasota County are at least 65 years old, making up the largest age group. Over 70  years old 20%. Just 17% are under 18 years old. Am comfortable here because 40% of males have never married like me and Nish.

 

First visited Sarasota in the early 60s on our family vacation. Driving down I-75 in a station wagon like many Buckeyes.  We went as a family a few times and just the guys for spring training one year. Dad was born in 1918 in New Port Richey, north from Sarasota, and our grandmother lived there in the family house her carpenter husband built. He had brothers and sisters in Sarasota. And we had  five male cousins.

 

We loved the white sandy beaches and warm Gulf water. When we realized our cousins were playing in the Gulf water with the spring training ball a player gave to us that my brother and I prized, it was clear we would not be close with cousins Richard and Ralph. Anyway I have pleasant memories of Florida in the 60s.

 

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My partner, Ellen, and I one Thanksgiving (1978) met my father and mother for Thanksgiving weekend in an A-frame  right on the soft sand on Siesta Key. Wonderful weather and a great, memorable time for everyone.

 

Have enjoyed years of  camaraderie in Sarasota with Steve & Ann, Brad & Linda, Gary & DeeDee as well as the slow traffic on the Trail and long traffic lights. Better weather than February in Northern California. Filled with sun and laughs and dining out. Our visitors have included my late father, Pat Pancoast, Dick Dormitzer and Dave Chambers.

 

 

Am looking forward to another our upcoming gathering. Hope to see many Dragons I have never seen in Florida.

Should be another goodtime.

 

 

The Stivers Class of 1964 Will Not Be There!

 

Class of '69 Dragons

Gathering in Sarasota

Live music, food and drinks

 

The Field Club

 

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Academy Awards 2020

"American Factory"

Wins the

Documentary Feature

Oscar!

Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar won their first Oscar tonight for locally-made documentary “American Factory.”

 

Reichert: “Even before that envelope got opened, just being in the presence, in the company of our sister and brother documentarians who risked their lives making stories, bringing stories to us about hospitals being bombed in Syria, about Brazil, about Macedonia, we were so proud. We are inspired by you guys. Our film is from Ohio and China. Go Buckeyes! Sorry. But it really could be from anywhere that people put on a uniform and punch a clock, trying to make their families have a better life. Working people have it harder and harder these days. We believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.”

Bognar: “Thank you, Academy! Thank you to everyone who trusted us to tell your story. Junming Wang, thank you to our unstoppable crew, our beloved friends and family, Jeff Liu, our unstoppable editor Lindsay Utz, and to those big-hearted people at Netflix, Participant Media, Higher Ground Productions, and the tough, inventive, great people of Dayton, Ohio.”

 

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Acceptance speeches are a rare peek beyond the highly filtered veil of modern celebrity. The moment of surprise that comes from winning a major award like an Oscar or an Emmy can throw some stars off so much that they’re left speechless, say too much, or have the kind of awkward moments created by the pressure of live television.

For nominees who are contenders for major awards, like the Oscars, acceptance speeches can boil down to a science—interweaving humility while pleasing the Academy with acknowledgement to the community. Other performers use their platform to make a political statement, bashing politicians, advocating for diversity, or protesting war. The best get clever, with a sonnet, a freestyle, or a Jane Austen homage. Here are some words for the people who really matter, you the readers (and our agents).

 

By the digits

5 minutes and 30 seconds: Longest Oscar acceptance speech, given by Greer Garson for Best Actress for the film Mrs. Miniver in 1943

582: Words in Halle Berry’s Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech for Monster’s Ball in 2002, when she became the first African-American to win the award

45 seconds: Maximum length of Oscar acceptance speeches now

10: Seconds Fred Rogers asked the audience to think about people who have “loved us into being” during his 1997 acceptance speech for a lifetime-achievement Emmy

2: Words in 16-year-old Patty Duke’s acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Miracle Worker in 1963: “Thank you”

12 minutes: Length of the standing ovation Charlie Chaplin received for his honorary Oscar in 1972

19: Nominations it took soap-opera legend Susan Lucci before she got to accept an Emmy

14: Lines in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 Tony Awards acceptance speech for Best Score for Hamilton, in the form of a sonnet

 

Most unbelievable moments


Strange and downright cringey off-script moments during acceptance speeches abound. Here are some of the weirdest:

✋Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs

💪Jack Palance doing push ups on stage

🙆Roberto Benigni standing on seats

💣Melissa Leo’s F-bomb slip

💕Angelina Jolie professing her love for her brother

👑James Cameron’s “I’m King of the World”

😗Adrien Brody kissing Halle Berry

🚽Christine Lahti in the ladies room when her award was announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember "Bucky" Bockhorn?

 

Arlen Dale "Bucky" Bockhorn (born July 8, 1933) is a retired American basketball player. He was a guard for the National Basketball Association's Cincinnati Royals from 1958 to 1965. He played college basketball at the University of Dayton and is a member of Dayton's Hall of Fame and All-Century team.

 

Dayton legend Bucky Bockhorn recovering after back surgery

 

 
 

Nineteen games into the season, Bucky Bockhorn has yet to call a game on WHIO Radio alongside his longtime partner Larry Hansgen. Bockhorn underwent back surgery earlier this season and has been on the mend.

“Let’s put it this way,” Bockhorn said Thursday. “I haven’t had dress pants on in about 10 weeks.”

However, there’s good news that goes along with that. Bockhorn, 86, said the surgery wasn’t as bad as he thought and took care of some his pain. He had his last appointment in the first phase of his rehab recently, and now Hansgen is going to take over the rehab at Bockhorn’s home.

Bockhorn said he gets questions all the time about whether he’s going to return to radio this season and wants everyone to know he hopes to do a couple of games.

“Give me about two more weeks,” Bockhorn said, “and I may think about coming to do a game.”

» MORE ON BOCKHORN: A-10 honors him in 2017 | Still making a difference for UD

Even though he hasn’t been at UD Arena or at road games, Bockhorn has kept up with the No. 7 Flyers (17-2, 6-0), who won their eighth straight game Wednesday, 88-60 over St. Bonaventure. He can identify with what they’re experiencing. He was a senior on the last Dayton team to be ranked in the Associated Press poll for eight straight weeks.

Dayton won 15 games in a row to climb as high as No. 8 in the 1957-58 season. Bockhorn averaged 10.8 points that season and finished his career with 941 points in three seasons. He was recently passed by Crutcher on the scoring list.
 
Sometime soon Bockhorn will get to see Crutcher in person again. When he does call a game, it will be the 51st season he has done so at UD and his 37th with Hansgen. Few teams have been as strong as this one.
 
 
OBI!
 
 
 
 
 

{Bockhorn spent a year at the University of Dayton and two years in the U.S. Army before becoming a starter for three National Invitation Tournament (NIT) teams at Dayton, beginning in 1955–56. As a sophomore at Dayton, Bockhorn was on a team that had a 25-4 record, finished third in the final Associated Press poll and was runner-up in the NIT. He averaged 10.7, 11.8 and 10.8 points in his three UD seasons, averaging 12.4 rebounds in 1957–58 when he was the team's most valuable player. In his three seasons, the Flyers were a combined 69-17.

Bockhorn has the distinction of being one of three brothers to play on one varsity major college team, in 1957–58 with brothers Terry and Harold, one of the few times this has happened in Division I history. Brothers Matthew, Thomas and William Brennan also played together in 1957–58, for Villanova University. The two trios of brothers were the last to play together in Division I for 54 seasons until Miles, Mason, and Marshall Plumlee played for Duke University in 2011–12.}

 

“I’ll tell you one thing, this team is enjoyable to watch,” Bockhorn said.

Since Bockhorn hasn’t been able to provide analysis on radio, here are his takes on this team:

On the team in general: “What impresses me is it seems to me — and even when I was watching practice this summer — the camaraderie is really good. … This team reminds me of our ‘57-58 team when I played. We went on that winning streak. We were not supposed to be very good that year.”

On the offense: I’m just amazed at how well they pass the ball and hit the open man. I haven’t seen one guy that’s greedy and looking for shots.”

On Obi Toppin: “Obi’s sensational. He just amazes me sometimes. He’s probably right there in the top five or six spots (in Dayton history), somewhere in there. I go way back, but I don’t think you can take the old guys and make comparisons. Don May was an absolute beast. We had some good ones. Johnny Davis and Donald Smith from back in the old days. Brian Roberts was a great shooter.”

On Jalen Crutcher: “That’s my man, Jalen. I love that kid. You can print that. I really believe he’s made more clutch shots than anybody who’s played at UD. Maybe not. But I enjoy watching him play.”

On the Toppin-Crutcher connection: “Obi and Crutcher work so well together. That pick and roll, those long passes on run-outs. Deadly.”

On the seniors: “The unsung heroes of this team are Ryan Mikesell and Trey Landers. They’re blue-collar guys who get it done. They’re showing great leadership with this team, too.”

 

 

 

 

 

SUPER BOWL

Miami, FL

February 2

San Francisco 49ers v. Kansas City Chiefs

My seat cushion from 1989

Miami Super Bowl

 

 

The road to sobriety is paved with good intentions


The American experiment with prohibition, which began on January 17, 1920, and ran through 1933, gets a bad rap—perhaps undeservedly. The US temperance movement was never about banning alcohol consumption; by banning sale, manufacture, and transportation, it targeted the liquor companies that preyed on the poor and the states that relied on alcohol taxes for income. Drinking itself and home production remained legal, though consumption of course fell, a phenomenon that persisted well after Prohibition’s 1933 repeal.

The US isn’t the only country that has banned the sale of alcohol. Many European countries experimented with bans around the same time. Today, there are about a dozen countries—all majority-Muslim—that have nationwide bans, although some have exceptions for non-Muslims. Indian states have tried bans with results as mixed as they were in the US. Time to take a tipple.

 

30: Times advocate Carrie Nation was arrested from 1900-1910 for smashing up saloons with a hatchet

>1,000: People killed by mafia violence in New York City during Prohibition

$100 million: Amount gangster Al Capone raked in annually in the mid-1920s

35 million: Gallons of moonshine produced annually in the US by 1934

30,000-100,000: Estimated number of speakeasies in New York City during Prohibition

<40%: Distilled spirits’ share of US alcohol consumption before Prohibition

>75%: Distilled spirits’ share of US alcohol sales by its end

60 million: Gallons of industrial alcohol stolen annually during Prohibition

 

An offer mobsters couldn’t refuse 


According to Las Vegas’s Mob Museum, “Prohibition practically created organized crime in America.” Before, criminal gangs were usually street thugs extorting local businesses and running gambling rackets and brothels. But gangsters quickly took control of the entire alcohol supply chain, reaping huge profits that allowed them to consolidate power and necessitated greater organization.

Since supply chains were interstate or even international, mobsters set aside territorial squabbles and syndicated. In 1931, Charles “Lucky” Luciano created “the Commission,” a board of directors for organized crime in the US; it lasted until the late 1950s. To launder profits, mobsters began investing in Las Vegas casinos after Nevada legalized gambling in 1931. They also funneled money through Swiss banks.

The mafia’s rise helped bring about Prohibition’s demise. The murder of seven of Al Capone’s rivals in 1929, known as the Valentine’s Day Massacre, swayed public opinion toward repeal. Though the feds couldn’t nail Capone for the massacre—perhaps because he didn’t do it—or his bootlegging activities, he was convicted of tax evasion in 1931 and died in prison.

A brief history of global prohibition

🇷🇺 1914-1925: The tsar bans the manufacture and sale of alcohol in Russia; the Bolsheviks continue it.

🇮🇸 1915-1922: All alcohol is banned in Iceland. Wine imports are legalized in 1922 and liquor imports follow in 1935, but beer above 2.25% alcohol content is outlawed until 1989.

🇳🇴 1916-1927: Prohibition in Norway.

🇨🇦 1918-1919: Federal prohibition outlaws the importation, production, and interprovincial trade of alcohol in Canada.

🇭🇺 1919: The Hungarian Soviet Republic’s prohibition, or szesztilalom, lasts from March to August.

🇫🇮 1919-1932: Prohibition in Finland.

🇺🇸 1920-1933: Nationwide prohibition in the United States. Mississippi is the last to fully end a state-wide ban on alcohol in 1966.

 

 

 

Just an update on the

Florida get together. 

 

 

There will be a dinner party beginning at 6:00 PM on Saturday, 2/29 at Sun and Surf Club, 1148 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Beach 🏖  Sarasota. Sun sets at 6:30 PM.

 

 

Average high in Sarasota those days 74 degrees/ low 55, average Kettering high 44 degrees/ low 27. 🔅😎🔆

 

We also plan to have a cocktail party 🍷🍸🍻🍹🥂 on Friday evening, 2/28 beginning 6:00-7:00 PM but are still deciding among several venues.  Will provide that location once a decision has been made.  There will be no charge for either event.

 

A number of classmates have already indicated they will be attending (Joyce Levy Jordan, Gayle Shepherd, Leslie Williamson, Cindy Shahan, Brad Buettin, Debbie Ake, Cindy Brock, Diane Kempfer, Pat Pancoast, Lynne Wagner, Pam McCoppin and Jim Wick) and we need to hear from anyone else who will be attending so we can plan accordingly. 

 

My Future Transportation

 

 

Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle won’t require you to stand up. Dubbed the S-Pod, the new egg-shaped two-wheeler from Segway-Ninebot is meant to let people sit while they effortlessly cruise around campuses, theme parks, airports, and maybe even cities — all of the same places you’d expect to see one of the company’s iconic (if still a bit dorky) stand-up vehicles.

The S-Pod is powered by basically the same gyroscopic self-balancing technology as a traditional Segway. But unlike a traditional Segway, which is driven by leaning forward, backward, and to the sides, the S-Pod is controlled using a little joystick on the right side of the seat. Segway says its self-balancing technology will always keep the chair level and that the two-wheel setup will allow for quick changes in direction even while stopped. (That said, there are three more small wheels visible on the underside of the chair, presumably for moving the S-Pod while its motors aren’t on.)

 

 

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DAVID LLOYD CHAMBERS

 

 

  aka

"The Humble Meandering Scholar"

has written two books

 

 

 

 

As the clock chimes midnight and the calendar turns to Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ravaged by almost a year of near daily combat with Ulysses S. Grant's Union armies, rests fitfully around the headwaters of the Appomattox River. Lee, aggressive as always, hopes to escape his pursuers and plans to give battle at first light. Grant, despairing of Lee ever surrendering, fears that either he will have to order an Armageddon, annihilating Lee's outnumbered, outgunned, and famished troops, or that Lee will release his men from command and they will disperse into the woods and hills to fight on in a guerrilla war. The Union Commander in Chief, Abraham Lincoln, is in Virginia sailing down the James River and heading back to Washington. Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the rump of his cabinet, having abandoned their captured capital, Richmond, are a government in exile, temporarily housed in private homes in Danville, Virginia. Around the village of Appomattox Court House the weary soldiers, North and South, have brothers, friends, sons, and fathers on the other side. Many of the generals, Union and Confederate, have known one another since their days together at West Point and in the antebellum U. S. Army.

Palm Sunday: April 9, 1865 - Ante Meridian unfolds, hour by hour, from midnight to noon, interweaving the true events of one of the most important days in the history of America with the stories of a small handful of fictional characters, most prominently an African-American Union soldier and his former master in Confederate Gray. Grant, Lee, Lincoln, Davis, and the great generals of both sides, Longstreet, Sheridan, and Custer, all make significant appearances in the first volume of this unforgettable novel of the day the American Civil War affectively ended.

 

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SPEED READING

 

If you want to read faster than most other people, there are plenty of books, classes, and videos offering to teach you how. Speed reading has been an international fascination since the 1950s, when American school teacher Evelyn Wood created a system teaching students how to read thousands of words per minute. She called it “dynamic reading,” but “speed reading” is the name that caught on.

The premise is simple: Using a few basic techniques, like eliminating distractions and reading large numbers of words at once, you can move through a text much faster, without sacrificing comprehension. That makes it possible to read hundreds of books per year, and speed through work much more efficiently.

Assuming, of course, that it really is possible. For decades, scientists have argued that people aren’t capable of reading thousands of words per minute without skimming and missing details. They refer to extensive research about how our eyes and brains work together to glean meaning. But some researchers say that even if many speed-readers are frauds, it is possible to read significantly faster than the average person. It just requires the proper practice. Let’s read on.

 

200-400: Words per minute that most college-educated adults can read and comprehend

1,200: Words per minute US president John F. Kennedy was said to read

500-600: Words per minute some experts estimate he read with good comprehension

>1 million: People who took some version of Evelyn Wood’s speed reading course, Reading Dynamics, between 1959 and 1980, including US president Jimmy Carter and actor Charlton Heston

$395: Price of the 7-session course in 1980

2,700: Words per minute that Wood claimed to read

3.5-7: Minutes it should take most college-educated people to read this email

2.5: Minutes it would take Kennedy, according to expert estimates

30: Seconds it would take Wood, assuming her claim is true

 

The mechanics of reading


When you read, your eyes pause every few characters, before moving quickly to the next point and then pausing again. These pauses are called “fixations,” and they last just long enough to process what we see. The rapid movements in between are called “saccades.”

Reading also involves auditory processing, because even when we read silently, we pronounce each word to ourselves. That inner speech is called “subvocalization.”

Both processes are critical to comprehension. They also limit how fast you can read; according to cognitive neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg, the eyes take in seven to eight letters in each 200- to 250-millisecond fixation, adding up to 280 words a minute. Your eyes need to pause a certain amount of time to recognize and understand what you’re reading, and your inner speech can only pronounce words so fast.

Anyone can read a little bit faster by eliminating distractions, so you don’t keep reading the same sentence over and over again. But when it comes to mental processing, there’s a trade-off between speed and accuracy. This applies to basically everything your brain does: When you try to go faster, you do a worse job at it.

Evelyn Wood’s “dynamic reading” courses teach you to make fewer fixations, and eliminate subvocalization entirely. This would obviously help you read a lot faster: Reading is slow because you have to recognize and pronounce all the words. If you could just recognize large chunks of text at once, and you didn’t have to worry about pronouncing anything, you could breeze through a test incredibly fast.

The question is whether that’s actually possible. For most people, subvocalization is a core part of reading. For speed-readers, it’s a bad habit we pick up as children, when we first learn to read aloud—and one they claim we can break.

 

But really, is speed reading possible?


There’s hardly any published research suggesting speed reading is possible. The scientific consensus has long been that it’s impossible to read anywhere close to 1,000 words per minute, and anyone claiming to do so is merely skimming—speeding through a text to get the general idea, without worrying about processing each word.

But researchers at the University of Wuppertal in Germany think the scientific community has been off-base about speed-reading for decades. They’re working to prove that you can in fact learn to read faster, using a few basic strategies: organize your reading, speed up gradually, keep moving forward, start recognizing larger chunks of text so you can make fewer fixations, and stop subvocalizing.

All of this is highly controversial, and the lab is years off from publishing any of its results. But the researchers said all the participants in their first study have learned to read faster—sometimes dramatically so—without losing comprehension.

If they’re able to prove speed reading is possible, the next step would be to understand how it works. So they’re collecting eye-tracking data to see how people’s fixation patterns change as they speed up their reading. One day, they hope to put super-fast speed readers in a functional MRI machine to study their brains as they read. That could give clues as to how they process information at speeds most of us would find impossible.

 

 

The Quotes of Steven Wright:

 

 


 I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.


Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.


 Half the people you know are below average.

82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.


A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.


 A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.


 All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.

 

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.


 I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ..... But she left me before we met.


 How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?


 If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.


When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.


 Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.


 I intend to live forever ... So far, so good.

 If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.


 What happens if you get scared half to death twice?


My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."


A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.


Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.


 The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

 

 To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.


The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.


The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.


 If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

 

 

Thanks to David Younkman

 

OHIO STATE WINS BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP

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Ohio State and the Cincinnati Bengals won!

 

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OK Boomer

Beware, millennials! Thanks to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, dismissing an over-40 co-worker with an “OK, Boomer” insult could get you fired.

Millennials have taken to using the “OK, Boomer” line to be dismissive of criticisms from the Baby Boomer generation (1946-1964).

But the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against people 40 and over.

Use of the phrase could be considered to create a “hostile work environment,” according to Inc., which constitutes “behavior that violates the law-such as age, race, or sex discrimination.”

 

Bachelorette Parties

 

$1,400: Average price of a destination bachelorette party in 2018

40%: Share of bachelorette party attendees who spend $200 or less on the event

10: Average number of attendees at a bachelorette party

5: Average number of cocktails consumed per day on a three-day bachelorette party

56%: Share of brides-to-be who celebrate their bachelorette parties for two or more days

$300 billion: Value of the global wedding industry

$14.99: Sale price of a “Happy Penis” piñata on Bachelorette.com

 

The first last hurrah


Long before armies of women in matching outfits took over Nashville bars, men were celebrating bachelor parties. In the 5th century BC, Spartans held toasts and feasts where “the soon-to-be-wed pledged his continued loyalty to his brothers-in-arms.” Fast forward to 1896: P.T. Barnum’s grandson’s Herbert Barnum Seeley attracts police attention for allegedly booking nude belly dancers at his brother’s stag party, dubbed the “Seeley Bachelor Party Orgy.” In 2003, Thomas Bruderman, then a trader for Fidelity Investments, was investigated by the SEC for paying for a lavish three-day bachelor party on Fidelity’s dime—complete with illegal drugs, prostitutes, and a person with dwarfism booked for entertainment purposes.

For women, “bachelorette parties” came much later. Up until the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, women were celebrating their upcoming marriages with tame affairs like a wedding shower or brunch, and even if the dress code didn’t call for a hat and gloves, Grandma was usually present. The advent of male strippers, most notably Chippendales in 1979, helped usher in the era of bachelorette parties, and also set their tone. In 1976 the Times of London first used “hen party”; in 1981 “bachelorette party” appeared in The New York Times for the first time, in a story about the “21” Club in Manhattan, where the soon-to-be first lady of New York State had held hers. Sheila Young, a British researcher who studied hen parties for her PhD, tells HuffPost that hen (and stag) dos didn’t start becoming blow-out rituals until the 2000s.

While the explosion of the wedding industry (and reality TV) has ushered in an era of extravagance in which luxurious accommodations, custom gear, and wild expectations often mark the occasion, bachelorette parties are also a ritual highlighting sexual and financial independence. “As the sexual double standard lost some of its power and as women’s rights and freedoms became more pronounced, it has become more socially acceptable for women to acknowledge that they, too, are entitled to a ‘last night of freedom’,” writes sociologist Beth Montemurro.

 

Satisfaction Living in Dayton

 

Dayton residents are split about the quality of life in the city, with satisfaction levels on big-picture issues hovering around 50%, according to the annual Dayton Survey commissioned by city government.
 
There’s slight positive movement from previous surveys on the percentage of people who plan to stay in Dayton and on whether the city is moving in the right direction. But there’s also some frustration with some aspects of city life, such as street paving and water quality.
 
The timing of the 2019 survey is important to consider, given the February water crisis, a hate-group rally downtown in May, a massive tornado outbreak, and an Aug. 4 mass shooting. The survey was conducted from May 12 through July 30.
 
 
May 27, 2019
Big-picture issues
The same four big-picture questions have been asked each of the past four years.
- About 51% of respondents said they are satisfied with Dayton as a place to live – slightly higher than any of the past three years, when the percentages were 48-50-48. That’s about double the 26% who said they were dissatisfied.
But that 26% dissatisfied number is also higher than any of the past three years (24-24-25). More people felt strongly one way or another, as the percentage who said they were neutral or not sure declined from 28% to 23%.
- Fifty percent of residents said they felt “things in Dayton are heading in the right direction,” up from 47% in 2016 and 2018, and equaling the recent high mark set in 2017. About 28% of responding residents said things are heading in the wrong direction (one percentage point less than last year), and 22% had no opinion.
 
- The percentage of people who said they “are likely to remain living in Dayton for the next five years” hit a four-year high at 58%, after sitting at 54-55% each of the past three years. The percentage unlikely to stay stayed at 17%, tying a four-year low.
- About 46% of respondents said the amount of taxes they pay seems reasonable, given the services the city provides, while 39% say taxes are too high. That’s a more favorable response than last year — when both numbers were 41%. And this year’s answers are closer to the way respondents felt in 2016-17.
Struggling areas
- Residents’ disappointment with the condition of paved streets grew for the second year in a row, as 65% of respondents said they were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. That’s up from 57% in 2017 and 60% in 2018, and by far the area where residents were most unhappy.
The dissatisfaction could show residents’ impatience, as an income tax hike that took effect in 2017 designed to funnel millions of dollars toward street repair, but improvements are not yet widespread.
- Residents’ “confidence in the purity and cleanliness of Dayton’s tap water” dropped this year. In June, Montgomery County officials raised concerns about the impact of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination in city water. A total of 30% of respondents were not confident in tap water purity, up 7% from last year and hitting a four-year high.
Satisfaction, improvement
- Multiple measures of resident safety hit four-year high points, having improved each year. While 60% of respondents are still very or somewhat concerned with neighborhood gun violence, that rate has dropped each year from 66% in 2016. About 56% say they feel safe outside in their neighborhood at night, up 8% over four years. The percentage who say they would feel unsafe downtown at night is only 40%, an 8% improvement over four years.
- Several city departments saw satisfaction rates much higher than dissatisfaction. Fire/EMS services had a 70% satisfaction rate and only a 3% dissatisfaction rate. In waste collection, the ratio was 68-12 in favor of satisfaction, and the city’s recycling services drew a 60% satisfaction rate and only 11% dissatisfaction.
Hilary Browning, a management analyst in the city’s Department of Procurement, Management & Budget, said full results will be available via a new online dashboard Dec. 2, allowing residents to analyze the data. She said city officials are still troubleshooting that feature.
According to city officials, more than 10,000 survey packets were mailed to randomly selected Dayton households by OpinionWorks, LLC, receiving 1,590 responses. Another 400 residents completed a public online survey.
Demographic data shows that 51% of 2019 survey respondents were white and 37% were black, very close to past surveys’ racial makeup. But respondents were more wealthy than usual. The 23% who reported gross household income over $75,000 marked a four-year high, and the 20% under $25,000 were a four-year low.
 
 

 

 

Thought bubble


Some of the earliest mentions of baths in human history come from an ancient Indian book of Vedic domestic ceremonies called the Grihya-sutras, which recognizes bathing as both a hygienic necessity and a rite of purity. Over the centuries, different cultures developed their own bathing rituals, from Japan’s hotspring steam baths to Turkey’s hamams, yet the basic act of submerging oneself into water to soothe aches, wash off grime, and even to socialize with fellow bathers has remained essentially unchanged for millennia.

In the 20th century, soaps manufactured with foaming agents called surfactants—short for surface active agent—which create the pillowy tufts of bubbles now near-synonymous with bath time, caused a splash. Today, bath gels, salts, milks, soaks, and even fizzy baking-soda-based bath bombs promise bathers an increasingly luxuriant experience. Are we living in the golden age of bathing culture? Let’s sink in and see.

 

2.7 million kg (6 million lbs): Weight of the baking soda LUSH North America used to manufacture bath bombs between July 2018 and June 2019, according to LUSH

454,000: Number of Instagram posts tagged #bathart

$20 million: Annual revenue for Da Bomb Bath, a bath bomb company founded by two preteen sisters in 2015

45: Minutes Glossier beauty company founder Emily Weiss claims she spends soaking in an extra-hot bath every night

$55: Price for an 8.4-ounce bottle of the Santa Maria Novella bubble bath Weiss favors

$36 billion: Estimated size of the global bath and shower product market by 2023

$1,950: Price for a Bluetooth-enabled air bathtub that shoots jets of air, rather than water

15: Men interviewed about feminism while bathing for the Men Who Take Baths project

 

Welcome to the age of #bathfluence


Rachel Syme coined the term “bathfluencers” in the New Yorker, capturing the rise of social media influencers who create aspirational bathing experiences involving elaborate, ritualistic elements that make your average morning shower look about as glam as a cold spray from the hose. We’re talking candles, we’re talking bubbles and a few hunks of aura-cleansing rose quartz for good measure, we’re talking so many fresh flowers floating in the tub that your plumber could make potpourri after dredging your pipes.

While it’s very possible to dump $25 worth of potions into your bathtub at a go, in the age of luxury wellness products the bath trend is appealingly democratic—anyone can enjoy one, given time, a tub, and a few scoops of Epsom salts. “A lot of what is out there in the wellness world can feel inaccessible,” Brooklyn bathfluencer Deborah Hanekamp tells Syme. “A bath doesn’t feel too far out.”

Bath-related industries are soaking in the spoils. LUSH saw sales of their extremely fragrant bath bombs increase 71% between 2015 and 2018, linking the uptick in part to the rise of the #bathart hashtag used alongside mesmerizing videos of bath bombs dissolving. The National Kitchen and Bath Association’s 2018 Design Trends study reported that 87% of industry professionals report freestanding tubs “are an important component of the surge in self-care rituals.”

 

Are baths actually good for us?


Sure, baths feel nice—but do they really have any health benefits? In short, yes. There are reasons hydrotherapy has been practiced for centuries. Soaking in warm water can be a great way to boost blood circulation, lower blood pressure, and calm the nervous system. Breathing steam clears out your sinuses, and as anyone who went too hard at the gym can tell you, hot water can take the edge off sore muscles. And, it just feels good.

 

Snow in Ohio

 

Monday: Another winter storm will bring rain showers in the late morning with most seeing a transition to a wintry mix to snow showers around noon. Snow showers will continue throughout the remainder of the day and overnight. In all, due to some melting early, Dayton will likely see an inch or less of snow accumulating.

 

Finishing up the season 4-1 after starting 0-5

 

 

 

 

 

Set your clocks back?

 

 

In 2017, three American scientists won the Nobel Prize for their work on the molecular foundation of circadian rhythms. We don’t just wake up when it’s light outside out of habit; our daily relationship to the sun is encoded on the cellular level. Our biological clocks tell our bodies when to start calming down for the night and when to wake up in the morning, and influence a host of other functions including body temperature, blood pressure, and hormone levels.

 

 

24.2: Average period, in hours, of the body’s circadian rhythm

50-70 million: Americans with chronic sleep problems; data from some sleep apps suggest that people in other countries sleep even less

25%: Share of sleep time humans spend in REM, the deepest state of sleep

5-10%: Share of sleep time other primates spend in REM