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    Rongar writes: Since the library where I write this is closed tomorrow (Saturday) for Remembrance Day, I am posting 3 articles today, and another 3 on Sunday.
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    Donny's story

    " Oh, Donny's back at the Thrift store now..." explained his mother, a gentle-trusting soul, after she answered Jacy's knock on her door "...now he's finished doing that little job with his other boss, that Tommy Cooper."

    The little forty-something lady, obviously had no idea that Cooper had been found drowned, and, according to Jacy Conway's own surmise, knocked off by that same son of Mrs Twinn, a Donny, outraged by Cooper's abuse of Twinn's little sister on camera.

    After some more polite small talk with the woman, Jacy, being careful to make no mention of his suspicions regarding the youth, took his leave, to return to the newsagents, where his wife, Toni, was holding the fort.

    "Shut the shop up, f'r now, Tone..." he directed her "...I want us to go round to the Thrift mob-handed in case Donny cuts up rough...got yer knife handy?"

    "You've found him?" She queried, slipping into her handbag, the ornate little Oriental dagger which she kept it under the counter, nestling against her husband's own defensive weapons, against shop-invasion, a cricket bat, and a knuckle-duster.

    "Yeah, his Mum reckons he did a job for Tommy,then went back to work for us at the Thrift..." As he spoke, Jacy pocketed the knuckleduster; he always reckoned that he could see off the teen-ager, Twinn, man to man, but in a punch-up, one could never be too sure. " ...what I reckon, Tone, is that Donny saw in one of those photos what Cooper had done to Donny's sister, and done him for it. After crashin' Tommy's heap with Tommy in it, he went home to get into dry clothes an' feed his Mum a line of bull, before goin' back to the Thrift as if nothing had happened.

    When they arrived at the Thrift shop late that afternoon, they found Donny haggling with a customer over a fancy chair; Toni immediately added her sultry voice to the bargaining, and the bemused customer was happy to pay the outrageous price, and go on his way, rejoicing.

    "Hope you didn't mind, Guv..." Donny told the Conways, once they were alone "...but me, an Tommy, after his escape from the nick, were gradually shippin' what we took from Harrod's to here, piece by piece, an' floggin' 'em at the Thrift... Then, all at once he did a runner..." He shrugged "...just heard that he drowned after crashin' his old jallopy...poor ol'sod musta got drunk, celebratin' his get outa gaol free"

    More smooth talk ensued between the three, Donny making no admissions, and the Conways, careful to voice no suspicions. After an hour of amiable chat in which the three agreed that all which had been Tommy Cooper's enterprises, the illegal caravan site, and the warehouse where the proceeds from the Harrod's heist was stowed, the police, once content with nailing the long-time criminal Tommy Cooper, being too busy to look for his loot, all now belonged to the three of them.

    Once outside the store, Jacy and Toni looked at each other, and smiled. "Well, Ducks, what d'ya think?" He beamed.

    She smiled "I think everone lie between their teeth..." and adding in her precise English "...and we all going to be dirty rich!"
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    October 18, 1973

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Roric Harrison takes the mound for the Red Sox.
    Bud Harrelson doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Ken Boswell lined out to center field. <-2->
    Amos Otis singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    John Milner singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Johnny Briggs popped up to second. <3-1>
    Ken Singleton singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Ken McMullen singled through the right side, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Rico Carty grounded to second. <3-1>
    3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, New York leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Tom Seaver takes the mound for the Mets.
    Reggie Smith grounded to second. <--->
    Ben Oglivie homered to left-center. <--->
    Cecil Cooper singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded to second. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Boston trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Johnny Edwards grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bud Harrelson walked. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken Boswell struck out. <--1>
    Amos Otis homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    John Milner grounded to second. <--->
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, New York leads 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Bill Melton grounded to third. <--->
    Joe Lahoud flied out to center. <--->
    Rico Petrocelli grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Boston trails 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Johnny Briggs grounded to third. <--->
    Ken Singleton flied out to right. <--->
    Ken McMullen grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, New York leads 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Mike Andrews struck out. <--->
    Reggie Smith grounded to third. <--->
    Ben Oglivie struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Boston trails 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Rico Carty reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards popped up to short. <--1>
    Bud Harrelson walked. <-21>
    Ken Boswell grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Amos Otis walked. <321>
    Dick Mills now pitching for the Red Sox. <321>
    John Milner walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Johnny Briggs walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Ken Singleton singled through the left side, scoring a run. <321>
    Ken McMullen singled through the right side for two RBIs. <-21>
    Rick Kreuger now pitching for the Red Sox. <-21>
    Rico Carty lined out to right. <-21>
    5 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, New York leads 10 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Cecil Cooper lined out to center. <--->
    Carlton Fisk struck out. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Boston trails 10 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Johnny Edwards flied out to right. <--->
    Bud Harrelson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Ken Boswell popped up to first base. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, New York leads 10 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bill Melton struck out. <--->
    Joe Lahoud grounded to second. <--->
    Rico Petrocelli doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Mike Andrews walked. <-21>
    Reggie Smith singled back through the middle. <321>
    Ben Oglivie lined out to center. <321>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Boston trails 10 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Amos Otis lined out to center. <--->
    John Milner walked. <--1>
    Johnny Briggs struck out. <--1>
    Ken Singleton grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, New York leads 10 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Cecil Cooper struck out. <--->
    Carlton Fisk singled to left. <--1>
    Carl Yastrzemski hit an infield single to second. <-21>
    Bill Melton grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Boston trails 10 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Ken McMullen singled through the right side. <--1>
    Rico Carty grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Johnny Edwards grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, New York leads 10 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Joe Lahoud popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Rico Petrocelli popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Andrews grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Boston trails 10 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Bud Harrelson singled to left field. <--1>
    Ken Boswell popped up to second. <--1>
    Amos Otis flied out to right. <--1>
    John Milner walked. <-21>
    Johnny Briggs singled to center. <321>
    Don Newhauser now pitching for the Red Sox. <321>
    Ken Singleton doubled down the left field line for two RBIs. <32->
    Ken McMullen grounded to short. <32->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, New York leads 12 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Reggie Smith struck out. <--->
    Ben Oglivie doubled to deep right field. <-2->
    Cecil Cooper grounded to first. <3-->
    Carlton Fisk walked. <3-1>
    Carl Yastrzemski struck out. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Boston trails 12 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Rico Carty grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Edwards grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Bud Harrelson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, New York leads 12 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Bill Melton doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Joe Lahoud flied out to center. <-2->
    Rico Petrocelli struck out. <-2->
    Mike Andrews grounded to short. <-2->

    METS WIN: 12-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    1973 World Series - Game 5
    
    New York Mets at Boston Red Sox
    October 18, 1973
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Mets (NYM) 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 2 0   12 12  0
           Red Sox (BOS) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  8  1
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            4  2  2  3  0  0  1  0    .302
    Ken Boswell (2B)              5  0  0  1  0  0  1  0    .250
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  2  1  3  1  3  0  0    .333
    John Milner (DH)              2  1  3  3  0  1  0  0    .286
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            4  1  1  1  0  1  1  0    .333
    Ken Singleton (RF)            5  3  0  0  0  4  0  0    .436
    Ken McMullen (3B)             5  3  0  0  0  3  0  0    .154
    Rico Carty (LF)               5  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .182
    Johnny Edwards (C)            5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .077
    TOTALS                       39 12  7 12  1 12  3  0
    
       2B:  Bud Harrelson, Ken Singleton
       HR:  Amos Otis
       GDP:  Rico Carty
    
       DP:  Ken Boswell, Bud Harrelson
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Tom Seaver  9.0  8  2  1  1  1  8 160   2.25
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  2  1  1  1  8 160
    
    BOSTON                       ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Reggie Smith (CF)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .391
    Ben Oglivie (DH)              4  2  0  1  1  1  1  0    .220
    Cecil Cooper (1B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .306
    Carlton Fisk (C)              3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .152
    Carl Yastrzemski (LF)         4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .277
    Bill Melton (3B)              4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .222
    Joe Lahoud (RF)               4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    Rico Petrocelli (SS)          4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .300
    Mike Andrews (2B)             3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .189
    TOTALS                       34  8  2  1  1  1  8  0
    
       2B:  Bill Melton, Rico Petrocelli, Ben Oglivie
       HR:  Ben Oglivie
       GDP:  Bill Melton
    
       DP:  Cecil Cooper, Mike Andrews, Bill Melton
       E:  Rico Petrocelli
    
                      BOSTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Roric Harrison  3.2  6  3  1  8  5  1  90   4.23
                  Dick Mills  0.0  2  2  0  2  0  0  16   0.00
                Rick Kreuger  4.0  3  2  0  2  2  1  72   2.16
               Don Newhauser  1.1  1  0  0  0  0  1  25   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 12  7  1 12  7  3 203
    
         WP: Tom Seaver (3-0)
         LP: Roric Harrison (2-2)
    
         Temperature: 67F
         Wind: 5 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:58
    
    Mets lead the Series 3-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    The Canadian Chronicle

    November 9th, 1073

    Lougheed versus Trudeau

    by Lynn Carroll Mercier

    Since the New Democratic Party, despite having the fewest seats of the three main parties in the House, in fact, hold the balance of power, the ruling Liberals have to accede to the NDP demands to form a long- promised agency to protect Canadian resources being taken over by foreign owners; thus, the Foreign Invetment Review Agency (FIRA) was established.

    Its mandate was to oversee any investment made by foreign entities in Canadian industries and resources, to ensure that such investment was a benefit, and not a detriment to the Canadian economy. Thus, for example, a million American dollars to establish a Canadian start-up company was very welcome, a thousand pounds to artificially drive up the value of some shares that were bound to make a fortune for their owner, was not.

    This agency worked very well, until the Yom Kippur war threw a wrench into the oil well, the Arabs cutting off the liquid gold for this country's support of Israel, which now makes Alberta's ever-burgeoning oil industry of supreme importance to Canada.

    Unfortunately, the infant industry was nurtured , way back, by American investment, we simply not having the huge capital needed to start the expensive exploitation in getting the world's life blood flowing, so now the imminent potentially huge profits, look like largely going into American pockets.

    Pierre Trudeau wants to do something about that, via FIRA, to make sure that Canada gets some of the gravy, but now enters Peter Lougheed a smart young lawyer out of Alberta, who first captured the leadership of the conservative Social Credit party in that Western province, then became the Premier of it.

    Lougheed is very conscious of the sovereignty of his Province, and besides, is indignant over further Federal calls on the economy of his Alberta, which already shells out much of its prosperity to help the other underperforming provinces, including, Quebec, which so many Westerners regard as a foreign country, anyway, not nearly as friendly towards English Canada as the, indeed, alien United States (!)

    Now that Albertan oil is going to be so much in demand, Mr Lougheed wants his Provincial government to have control of its distribution, whereas Pierre will probably insist that it should be a Federal responsibility via FIRA

    The battle lines are drawn over who gets control over Canada's oil. Lougheed or Trudeau?
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    October 31st 1973

    Milestones of the month

    October was a month that began in conflict, crime and corruption, and ended in construction, civility and a caper

    Once more, the Arabs had another go at wiping the State of Israel off of the map. They sneakily launched the fourth and biggest attack on the Jewish state while it celebrated the Yom Kippur holiday. Egyptian and Syrian forces poured down on Israeli settlements in the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights, in an attempt to ake back what they lost in the three -day war.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Yom+K...CpCYjwPpg4foCg

    The Arab aggressors tried to stem aid from countries sympathetic to Israel, notably, ours and the United States, by imposing an oil embargo against us and the several other countries supporting the Jews, triggering an energy crisis in this Western world.

    As if Watergate wasn't a big enough problem for the White House, the vice-presidency has suddenly seemed to be more so, V.P.Spiro T. Agnew, out of the blue, resigning his office and then, in federal court, pleading no contest - a weaselly legal way, like taking the 5th Amendment, to avoid pleading guilty- to charges of income tax evasion on $29,500 he received whilst governing the State of Maryland. He is, of course, slapped on the wrist, fined $10,000 and put on three years' probation.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=.Spir...KdTijwOuoanQCQ

    Gerald Ford is expected to replace the disgraced Agnew as V.P., and Gerry's onward and upward rise may not end there, for then, he would, of course, be next in line for the Presidency of the whole shebang, as Tricky Dicky Nixon further entangles himself in the toils of the Watergate scandal, seeking to destroy his destroyers by trying to sack the prosecutor Archibald Cox, but Attorney General Elliot Richardson, along with Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, to their immense credit, refused, leaving it to suckup Solicitor General Robert Bork, to do Nixon's dirty work by firing Cox. The whole sordid fiasco leads, at last, to calls for Nixon's impeachment.

    The uproar caused by man in October, continued with a popular uprising in Thailand where students revolted in the Capital, Bangkok. In the uprising, over 100,000 people protested against the Thanom military government, 77 of the demonstrators were killed, and 857 were injured by soldiers.

    Nature also had goes during the month, Pacific typhoon "Ruth" sweeping the town of Luzon in the Philippine islands, killing 27 people and causing $5 million in damage.

    As usual, it is a relief to turn to the more positive latter half of the month. Once again, the Arab nose was bloodied, Israel winning the Yom Kippur war after only 19 days of fighting the combined Egyptian/ Syrian invaders, the aggressors losing something like 19,000 dead, and the strategic Golan Heights. As the song goes, when will they ever learn?

    In October also, the United Nations recognized the independence of Guinea-Bissau, the declaration of which, we reported last month.

    The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is finally completed, historically connecting the continents of Europe and Asia, while another long-time construction project came to an end when The Sydney Opera House in Australia was opened by Queen Elizabeth after 14 years of construction.

    Aussies can sing?

    And finally, a caper which only the Irish could contrive, bless 'em. This very day three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escaped from Mountjoy Prison,in Dublin - what on earth were they doing there, anyway, in a free Ireland, naturally sympathetic to their cause? - after a hijacked helicopter landed in the exercise yard, and whisked them away.

    Ya gotta love it...a great day for the Irish!
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Young people discuss Roe versus Wade

    October Thanksgiving Dinner at Winnipeg University servery. The four young friends, Valentine Mercier, Evelyn Hanby, Freddy Welsh and Bertrand Enfante, were celebrating with a sumptuous meal. Freddy, a Psychology student decided that the atmosphere was a little too convivial, so he stirred up some controversy

    Fred: So, Guys, we've had nearly a year to digest it...what do we think of Roe versus Wade?

    Bert: Well, I'm Catholic, so naturally I'd be against abortion, but I am any road...I mean, why shouldn't people 'ave lots of children? Me, I think it's the greatest gift that men and women can create a life.

    Val: But don't large families beget much poverty?

    Eve: You should ask, Val...you've got the most family of the four of us, and you're very wealthy.

    Bert: Au Contraire, Eve...my mother had fourteen children starting when my father came back from fighting with the Quebec Fusiliers after the Great war till she had me at age fifty-three..

    Val: Wow! I did not know that... she was fifty-three? ...some kind of record, eh? I thought you were an only child, Bert.

    Bert: No, only four of us survived...times were 'ard...but the point was, my parents kept 'aving us, despite all the grief when the little ones died in infancy, despite 'ow ard it was to feed those 'oo were left. They believed if they kept doing their thing, God would provide...and Tah dah! I am 'ere at university to prove it...an engineer 'oo is going to save Quebec's aging infrastructure!

    Eve: (Witheringly) And so modest with it. I think that's a load of crap. You came out smelling like a rose, Bertie boy, but what about all the rest? ...your mother who went through fourteen pregnancies in what - thirty-five years? ...my God! and the little kids who died? They couldn't have been happy. I bet if men had to go through what women do, they wouldn't be so smug about abortion.

    VaL: Indignant) You talking smug, Missy? What about women - and men - who ignore the fact that once that female egg is fertilized by the male thingy, that cell is well on the way to becoming a human being, unless humans or fate intervenes. If they knew that they were committing infanticide, they wouldn't be so smug!

    Eve: Infanticide? Boolshitt! What a stretch.

    Fred: Tut -tut, Eve....and you used to be so ladylike

    Eve: Grins) But long accqaintanceship with Valentine Conway, there, has made me all bitter and twisted.

    All laugh

    Fred: And men aren't so smug, Eve, when you think that they are the ones who, largely, have to go out and earn the bread to keep the family alive.

    Val: Mischeviously) Yeah, and it's the guy who has to worry whether his kids are gonna turn out like us four.

    All laugh.

    Eve: But, in the end, it's a woman's body, and she has the only right to choose.

    Bert: Uh-uh, Eve, not so, m'Dear... if responsible people 'appen to believe in Val's cockamamie theory that all embryos are potential children, then such people should intervene, as they would if they witnessed any other abuse of a child.

    Fred: But most people choose not to believe Val's inconvenient theory, so it won't happen in our time... to ease our social conscience about infanticide, we will continue to invent degrees of pregnancy like the third semester, say, and form the abortion laws, accordingly.

    Val: But Eve's talking as if the father has no rights...he had an equal part in the pregnancy...he's got to feel some anguish that his sexual partner is contemplating killing their child.

    Eve: Valentine Conway, you're full of shitt! Equal partner? Wham, bam, thank you, Ma'am, I'm over the hills and far away, now. Anguish? Only that he might have to marry or maintain the tramp, and her get? infanticide? ...don't make me laugh.

    Fred: We're all getting a little heated here...I'm to blame for raising such a prickly subject on such a joyous occasion.

    Val: What's your take on Roe versus Wade, prof?

    Fred: I guess I'm against abortion, basically, I like Val, have a nasty feeling that we're tearing a real live baby out with the birth water, but what can you do? Guys are still gonna talk girls into intercourse, pregnancy occurs, the girl, or her family don't want to get stuck with a child, so if abortion stays illegal, they have to go to a back street butcher who's liable to kill both mother and child with a coat -hanger, or something. If abortion is inevitable, and it is, in our present society's mindset, then it should be carried out by a trained medic.

    Val: In the meantime, we must hope that the majority come to believe, as I do, that once that egg is fertilized - as all we at this table once were - then it is a live human being, and should be protected from the coat-hanger, and surgeon's knife, alike. Happy Thanksgiving, Guys!
    Last edited by Rongar; 11-13-2017 at 02:29 PM.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Boston Red Sox at New York Mets
    October 20, 1973

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Joe Niekro takes the mound for the Mets.
    Reggie Smith struck out. <--->
    Mike Andrews grounded to first base. <--->
    Cecil Cooper singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Carlton Fisk grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Steve Barr takes the mound for the Red Sox.
    Bud Harrelson grounded to first. <--->
    Ken Boswell walked. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Amos Otis doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Ken Singleton walked. <3-1>
    Ken McMullen grounded to the pitcher. <3-1>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded to third. <--->
    Bill Melton struck out. <--->
    Joe Lahoud grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Boston trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Rico Carty grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Edwards grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Joe Niekro flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Rico Petrocelli grounded to first. <--->
    Steve Barr grounded to third. <--->
    Reggie Smith grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Boston trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bud Harrelson grounded to second. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Amos Otis doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Johnny Briggs popped up foul down the first base line. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Mike Andrews struck out. <--->
    Cecil Cooper popped up to short. <--->
    Carlton Fisk grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Boston trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ken Singleton grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Ken McMullen singled to right. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Rico Carty singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Johnny Edwards flied out to center. <3-1>
    Ken McMullen tagged up and scored. <--1>
    Joe Niekro popped up behind home plate. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, New York leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Carl Yastrzemski lined out to right. <--->
    Bill Melton homered over the right field fence. <--->
    Joe Lahoud lined out to short. <--->
    Rico Petrocelli grounded to second. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Boston trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bud Harrelson grounded to short. <--->
    Ken Boswell singled through the left side. <--1>
    Amos Otis grounded to first base, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Amos Otis stole second. <-2->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, New York leads 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Steve Barr doubled to right-center. <-2->
    Reggie Smith struck out. <-2->
    Mike Andrews flied out to center field. <-2->
    Cecil Cooper grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Boston trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Singleton grounded to third. <--->
    Ken McMullen grounded to short. <--->
    Rico Carty singled to left. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dick Mills now pitching for the Red Sox. <-2->
    Joe Niekro struck out. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, New York leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Carlton Fisk flied out to center. <--->
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded to second. <--->
    Bill Melton lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Boston trails 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bud Harrelson grounded to second. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Amos Otis doubled to right field. <-2->
    Johnny Briggs walked. <-21>
    Ken Singleton doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <32->
    Ken McMullen grounded to first. <32->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, New York leads 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Joe Lahoud struck out. <--->
    Rico Petrocelli grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro pinch hit for Dick Mills. <--->
    Billy Conigliaro grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Boston trails 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Sparky Lyle now pitching for the Red Sox. <--->
    Rico Carty singled through the left side. <--1>
    Sparky Lyle threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Johnny Edwards grounded to third. <-2->
    Joe Niekro doubled to the wall in left, scoring a run. <-2->
    Bud Harrelson struck out. <-2->
    Ken Boswell popped up foul down the third base line. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, New York leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Reggie Smith lined out to the third baseman. <--->
    Mike Andrews singled to center. <--1>
    Cecil Cooper singled to center. <-21>
    Carlton Fisk grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded to second. <3-1>

    METS WIN: 5-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    1973 World Series - Game 6
    
    Boston Red Sox at New York Mets
    October 20, 1973
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Red Sox (BOS) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0    1  5  0
              Mets (NYM) 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 x    5 11  0
    
    BOSTON                       ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Reggie Smith (CF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .360
    Mike Andrews (2B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .195
    Cecil Cooper (1B)             4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .321
    Carlton Fisk (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .140
    Carl Yastrzemski (LF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .255
    Bill Melton (3B)              3  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .229
    Joe Lahoud (RF)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .154
    Rico Petrocelli (SS)          3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .279
    Steve Barr (P)                2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Dick Mills (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Billy Conigliaro (P)         1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Sparky Lyle (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  5  0  1  1  1  5  0
    
       2B:  Steve Barr
       HR:  Bill Melton
    
                      BOSTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Steve Barr  5.2  7  2  0  3  3  0 103   5.28
                  Dick Mills  1.1  2  1  0  1  1  1  24   2.70
                 Sparky Lyle  1.0  2  0  0  1  1  1  18   1.13
                      TOTALS  8.0 11  3  0  5  5  2 145
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bud Harrelson (SS)            5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .271
    Ken Boswell (2B)              4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .250
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  3  0  1  0  1  0  1    .375
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .308
    Ken Singleton (RF)            3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .429
    Ken McMullen (3B)             4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .163
    Rico Carty (LF)               4  3  0  2  0  0  0  0    .333
    Johnny Edwards (C)            3  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .103
    Joe Niekro (P)                4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .143
    TOTALS                       34 11  3  5  0  5  2  1
    
       2B:  Johnny Edwards, Amos Otis 3, Ken Singleton, Joe Niekro
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Joe Niekro  9.0  5  0  1  1  1  5 122   3.32
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  0  1  1  1  5 122
    
         WP: Joe Niekro (2-1)
         LP: Steve Barr (1-2)
    
         Temperature: 74F
         Wind: 3 MPH (right to left)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 2:34
    
    The New York Mets win the 1973 World Series 4-2
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Dan's Christmas

    Dicing with destiny

    Dan Conway, now at a comparatively loose end since he had been fired from baseball, only his oversight of Conway Studios, Television channel, and "Company Town" to save him from complete boredom, thought that it was about time he touched base with his younger son, Julius Ceasar "Jacy" Conway, whom he hadn't seen since leaving England in 1945, when his son was a three-year old.

    Now Jacy was grown, married, and was in business for himself which intrigued Dan. He consulted the young man's mother, his ex-wife, Lynn over the phone, and she thought it a good idea if Dan invited himself over to Blighty during the Christmas period, further requesting that Dan take his nephew Valentine Mercier along with him, that young man so proud of his French blood from his late father, should come face to face with the fact that he was actually born in England.

    The youth, himself, was torn; during the Christmas break from university, he had planned to wine and dine his best friend and harshest critic, Evelyn Hanby in an attempt to commit her to him - he really intended to marry the girl upon their graduation. But the chance to visit that London which he still regarded as exotic, along with his awesome uncle, who had taught him so much about baseball, politics and business, was irresistible.

    For his part, although Dan had invited himself, Jacy, back in London, was over the moon. "My old man's loaded..." he enthused to an interested Toni "...we play our card's right, Love, we can get him to invest with us in our expansion plan...he's a right Romeo too, so you play up to him a bit, eh?...he loves a bit of the Asian other, but don't go too far, right?"

    So all parties concerned being in agreement, Dan and Val came over to London for both Christmas, and the New Year's Holiday, and things went very well.

    The visitors found the house in Mount Street to be as comfortable as Dan remembered it from the time that the Tarregs had owned it, both he and Val were smitten by the gorgeous Mrs Toni Conway, and Jacy put on the charm for his father and half- brother, who in his turn, instantly bonded with Donny Twinn, with whom Val spent much time with both at Mount Street where Donny was almost part of the Conway family and at the Thrift shop where Donny, along with other merchandise, was gradually selling off the furniture from the Harrods' heist, about which, of course, the home team gave the visitors, no inkling.

    The most important events, which were to have a lifelong effect on all concerned happened on Christmas morning. Jacy, as was his custom, spending Christmas morning, serving in his newsagent's shop,in order to greet his regular customers of the year, whilst Dan was happily peeling potatoes for the divine Toni, as she prepared the rest of the Christmas dinner for them all, their only chaperone, the amiable five-year-old Queenie, absorbed in the animal jigsaw puzzle, one of her many Christamas gifts.

    "Yes, Daniel..." Toni trilled, knowing how he loved her calling him that "...We have big plans for the business...soon as we raise some capital, we buy the cash-and -carry, then we distribute to other shops, we charge them high, but for us, low, so our prices more competitive, so we make much profit at wholesale, and retail...a double-whoopie, no?"

    "Whammy, yes..." smiled Dan. This girl was a comer, he told himself, looks, charm, and the chutzpah to wheedle some dough out of him. Well, he was ready; ever willing to help those who helped themselves, especially those of his own family, he was already impressed and proud of his son's business acumen, and lauded him for having the taste and discernment to marry this goddess who fit right in the Conway mould of ambition and achievement. He knew what she was after, and he was willing to grant it, if he got from her, what he was after...her fair off-white body.

    So each knew what the other wanted, and what they were to give in exchange.

    Meanwhile, out in nearby Hyde Park, Donny and Val were trying out the baseball bat and ball that was given to the boys by Dan, as his Christmas gift. The more expensive Louisville Slugger was meant for the nephew, Val, the more token-like ball for the friend of the family, Donny, but Val was so awed by the fungos that the stalwart youth was hitting at the old, defunct baseball diamond, where Dan Conway's old "Mayfair Toffs" used to play, so many years ago, and as a potential baseball scout, Mercier was also mightily impressed by Twinn's feel for the strike zone when he was pitched a few balls, so much so that the Canadian gladly conceded that bat to the Londoner

    "Boy!..." gasped Val "...the Expos would love you..where'd'ya learn to hit like that?'

    "Me'n' Jace play cricket in th' summer, when we both can get off work..." Donny informed his new buddy "We both open for South Ken, he wears the bowlin' down, while I try to hit it for sixes and fours"

    "Man, you're wasted here on cricket...with your eye, and your power, you could make a fortune for yourself, and win a World Series for our Expos. Mom should see this, she's Expos' brass...Uncle Dan willl see this...after Christmas Dinner, we'll drag him over here to see for himself...one look at you in action, and he'll be pulling strings to get you over there...What say, Man?"

    The impressible and manipulable Donny, was wholly agreeable, and the upshot of all these events on the Christmas morning of 1973, were that by the end of the Yuletide holiday, Dan had lent his son, Jacy, the interest-free loan to buy the coveted wholesale warehouse, had arranged a Canadian visa for Donny Twinn to try out for the Montreal Expos on the recommendation of Valentine Mercier, an apprentice scout for the same baseball club, Dan had cuckolded Jacy, who, if he guessed, cared not to care, Queenie decided it was more fun to play with the dominoes that her mother Toni had given her for Christmas, building, then demolishing houses with them, and Toni, beaming over all, decided that the future looked good.

    Thus are the dies of destiny cast.
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    November 30th 1973

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    In the welter of industrial and political problems that beset this fair land of ours, it is so pleasant to record the happy occasion of the marrige of Anne, the Princess Royal, to Captain Mark Phillips of the Royal Dragoons in Westminster Abbey this month. The Princess, who has represented England at equestrian events, is now harnessed with a fellow horseman, the gallant Captain, also a noted equestrian.

    Anne has followed her Mum, Elizabeth, in getting married, in style, to a serving member of the armed forces with a lavish do, in an historic setting. Such a pity too, that Anne's Royal Aunt Margaret was not allowed to marry her war hero, Group Captain Townsend, back in the medieval 'Fifties, because he was the innocent party in a divorce. Princess Meg must reflect upon how times have changed. Now the speculation is when the Queen's eldest (25) child, Charles is likely to marry...don't hang about too long, Charlie, boy, nobody likes getting left on the shelf.

    Like that other American horror story, Viet-nam, the Watergate scandal drags on and on. in the latest developments, the new Attorney -General, Robert Bork, acquired a bit of spine to appoint tough Leon Jaworski as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor...this partially makes up for Bork's chicken dismissal of Archibald Cox at the behest of Dick Nixon, who must have felt that Cox's probing of White House henchmen Ehrlich and Haldemane was getting too close to his Presidency.

    Dickie may have been a bit too tricky in getting rid of Cox...this fellow, Jaworski, is reputed to be as diligent a seeker after truth as his predecessor... already he has prosecuted Nazi war criminals and he has pledged to follow the evidence right up to the Oval Office, if that is where it leads; already the man has got Nixon's own attorney, Fred Buzhardt, to reveal that there's an 18Ĺ-minute gap of silence in one of the White House tape recordings related to the ongoing Watergate cover-up. That missing section covered a conversation between Nixon and his right-hand man Haldemane shortly after the burglary was reported...most suspicious.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=an+18...J5HCjwOU8JvgDw

    Troubles pile up for the President...the Inland Revenue revealed that he paid only $720 income -tax on an annual income of $200,000 - a gross avoidance of tax. in response to the claim that he was a tax dodger, he told a news conference "I am not a crook" Maybe not...but he can be marked as a war criminal for what he did with his carpet bombing of North Viet-nam at Christmas.

    Apart from that, poor Richard suffered another blow when the Congress of the United States overrode the President's own veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits the President's power to declare war without Congressional approval. With all of Nixon's claims to ending one war, why would he be interested in being able to start another, on his tod?

    Finally, as predicted in these columns,The United States Senate voted almost unanimously to confirm Gerald Ford, the Republican minority leader as Vice President of the United States. Ford, whilst no rocket scientist, mentally, is regarded as an all-right bloke, otherwise, by his contemporaries. If he should ascend to the Presidency after all this hashenai , that won't be a bad thing for America.
    -30-
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    California Angels at Portland Beavers
    March 14, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Luc Pascoe takes the mound for the Beavers.
    Mickey Rivers grounded to second. <--->
    Bert Campaneris struck out. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Ed Figueroa takes the mound for the Angels.
    Damon Willis struck out. <--->
    Mike Connery grounded to second. <--->
    Lashan Fullarton grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Willie Horton singled to left. <--1>
    Orlando Cepeda grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Jay Johnstone singled to left. <--1>
    Jay Johnstone advanced on the error by Todd Rutan. <-2->
    Manny Sanguillen homered into the right field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Carlos Lopez hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Horace Clarke singled through the hole. <-21>
    Mickey Rivers grounded to second. <-21>
    2 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, California leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Donny Twinn walked. <--1>
    Todd Rutan grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Grant White struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Portland trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris flied out to right. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Willie Horton singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jace Crilly now pitching for the Beavers. <--1>
    Orlando Cepeda homered to right-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Jay Johnstone singled to left. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, California leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Joseph O'Brien struck out. <--->
    Joey Park lined out to center field. <--->
    Josť Pernas flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Portland trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Carlos Lopez flied out to right. <--->
    Horace Clarke hit an infield single to first. <--1>
    Mickey Rivers flied out to center. <--1>
    Bert Campaneris doubled down the left field line. <32->
    Aurelio Rodriguez flied out to left. <32->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, California leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Damon Willis singled to left field. <--1>
    Mike Connery grounded back to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Lashan Fullarton grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Portland trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Willie Horton struck out. <--->
    Orlando Cepeda grounded to second. <--->
    Jay Johnstone grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, California leads 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Donny Twinn grounded to first. <--->
    Todd Rutan grounded to second. <--->
    Grant White struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Portland trails 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Manny Sanguillen walked. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen stole second. <-2->
    Carlos Lopez singled to center. <3-1>
    Wil Aguaristi now pitching for the Beavers. <3-1>
    Horace Clarke grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Mickey Rivers singled up the middle. <--1>
    Bert Campaneris singled back through the middle. <-21>
    Aurelio Rodriguez singled to center. <321>
    Willie Horton singled to right for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Giovanni Archuleta now pitching for the Beavers. <3-1>
    Orlando Cepeda popped up foul down the third base line. <3-1>
    3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, California leads 8 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Joseph O'Brien singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Joey Park grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Josť Pernas grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Damon Willis grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Portland trails 8 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Jay Johnstone flied out to right field. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen struck out. <--->
    Carlos Lopez grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, California leads 8 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Connery grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Lashan Fullarton grounded to short. <--->
    Donny Twinn homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Todd Rutan grounded to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Portland trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Horace Clarke flied out to left field. <--->
    Mickey Rivers flied out to left. <--->
    Bert Campaneris walked. <--1>
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, California leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Grant White flied out to left field. <--->
    Joseph O'Brien grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Joey Park tripled to right-center. <3-->
    Josť Pernas flied out to left. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Portland trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Willie Horton singled through the left side. <--1>
    Orlando Cepeda doubled down the right field line. <32->
    Jay Johnstone flied out to right field. <32->
    Willie Horton tagged up and scored. <-2->
    Manny Sanguillen singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Carlos Lopez hit an infield single to second. <-21>
    Horace Clarke flied out to left field. <-21>
    Mickey Rivers singled to short right-center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Joseph Shadoian now pitching for the Beavers. <3-1>
    Bert Campaneris singled through the hole, scoring a run. <-21>
    Aurelio Rodriguez singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Willie Horton singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Orlando Cepeda struck out. <3-1>
    6 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, California leads 14 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Damon Willis grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Mike Connery lined out to center. <--->
    Lashan Fullarton walked. <--1>
    Lashan Fullarton took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Donny Twinn grounded to second. <-2->

    ANGELS WIN: 14-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Spring Training game - debut of Donny Twinn
    
    California Angels at Portland Beavers
    14, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Angels (CAL) 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 6   14 24  0
           Beavers (PTD) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    1  4  1
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Mickey Rivers (CF)            6  2  0  2  0  1  0  0    .333
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          5  3  1  2  0  1  1  0    .600
    Aurelio Rodriguez (3B)        6  3  0  1  0  1  0  0    .500
    Willie Horton (LF)            6  5  0  2  0  4  1  0    .833
    Orlando Cepeda (1B)           6  2  0  2  1  2  1  0    .333
    Jay Johnstone (DH)            4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .500
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          4  2  1  3  1  3  1  1    .500
    Carlos Lopez (RF)             5  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .600
    Horace Clarke (2B)            5  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .400
    TOTALS                       47 24  2 14  2 13  4  1
    
       2B:  Orlando Cepeda (1), Aurelio Rodriguez (1), Bert Campaneris (1)
       HR:  Manny Sanguillen (1), Orlando Cepeda (1)
       GDP:  Manny Sanguillen, Orlando Cepeda, Horace Clarke
    
       DP:  Orlando Cepeda 2, Horace Clarke 2, Bert Campaneris 2
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Ed Figueroa  9.0  4  2  1  1  1  4 102   1.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  2  1  1  1  4 102
    
    PORTLAND                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Damon Willis (SS)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    Mike Connery (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Lashan Fullarton (DH)         3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Donny Twinn (1B)              3  1  1  1  1  1  0  0    .333
    Todd Rutan (LF)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Grant White (2B)              3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Joseph O'Brien (RF)           3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    Joey Park (CF)                3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Josť Pernas (3B)              3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       29  4  2  1  1  1  4  0
    
       3B:  Joey Park (1)
       HR:  Donny Twinn (1)
       GDP:  Todd Rutan, Lashan Fullarton
    
       DP:  Donny Twinn 3, Grant White 3, Josť Pernas, Damon Willis 2
       E:  Todd Rutan
    
                    PORTLAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Luc Pascoe  2.1  7  0  1  4  4  1  34  15.43
                 Jace Crilly  2.2  5  1  1  2  2  1  41   6.75
               Wil Aguaristi  0.2  4  0  0  2  2  0  11  27.00
          Giovanni Archuleta  3.0  5  1  0  5  5  1  53  15.00
             Joseph Shadoian  0.1  3  0  0  1  1  1  14  27.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 24  2  2 14 14  4 153
    
         WP: Ed Figueroa (1-0)
         LP: Luc Pascoe (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 71F
         Wind: 3 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 47,081
         Time: 2:24
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    [B]]Lynns' Christmas[/B

    The Howard family celebrated Christmas on a snowy morning in Winnipeg (naturally), by after an early hearty brakfast,and much joyful exchange of gifts, the entire group of them, save Valentine who had gone with his father to celebrate the Holiday in England, Lynn and Tom,, and Mrs Harris, together with Valentine's friends, Evelyn Hanby, Freddy Welsh and Bertrand Reynaud, all hied to the local New Horizons facilty to participate in the Christmas Show and partake of the Christmas Dinner, following.

    The Howard family, in fact, was going to be largely responsible for the Yuletide proceedings there. It was customary for the New Horizons choir to perform a Holiday concert, sometime in December, following up with whatever Christmas Dinner their donating members could afford to offer the rest of the Membership on Christmas Day, but this year, at Lynn Howard's suggestion and with her full financial backing, the Christmas concert and dinner would be both be held on the Day itself, and open to the general public i.e. not only to the N.H. membership, but mainly, the homeless who were beginning to appear, these days, on Winnipeg's freezing streets.

    It was quite a motorcade that proceeded from the Howard home to the New Horizons' building, in mid- morning, Tom driving the family station wagon loaded with his wife, Lynn, and the musical instruments of the Red River Rhythm and Blues group, the owners of which, driven by Freddy Welsh, followed behind Tom in Valentine's brand new Volkswagen, a Christmas gift from his mother as reward for the youth qualifying for his driving license on his first try.

    Val, himself, was absent, but his friends from the University, had been rehearsing assiduously in what time they could afford from their studies, and were due to open the concert with an ice-breaking medley of popular Christmas songs, followed by a more sober rendition of Chrismas carols sung by the adult choir, with Tom's powerful bass voice highlighted in his solo rendition of "Silent Night"

    All went as planned; as soon as Lynn arrived at ther N.H. facility, she busied herself in the kitchen helping with the final preparation of the masses of turkey, vegetables, and plum pudding, much of which she had personally paid for, whilst her husband, and Val's friends, prepared for their part of the show, Tom with the Seniors in Room #3 which was to serve as their "green room', whilst the youthful Red River musicians, set up their instruments, amplifiers, and microphones onstage.

    The New horizon Members and the homeless of Winnipeg duly filed in, filling the vast concert -hall which would also serve as the later dining room.

    The concert starting on time with Val's group making up for lack of musicality with enthusiasm, and good cheer which put the audience of their elders in a great mood to appreciate, the truly Heavenly choir which followed, their rendition of "Silent Night" backing Tom's reverent solo (Although, ironically, he like Lynn, was an agnostic), which brought the house down.

    And, blessedly, this wonderful occasion was on record, for that same Lynn Howard had taken the New Horizons' movie group by the scruff of the neck, and turned it into a proficient movie-making unit, able to film the entire concert with the fine new equipment provided by the New Horizons, itself

    The Howard family stayed just long enough to sample a token of the Christmas fare, for they all were going back to their own Christmas dinner, at home, and to receive the congratulations on their various concert performances.

    Ironically, it was Lynn Howard, who had done the most to make this memorable occasion, who received the least attention; but she, being Lynn, did not mind a bit.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Gussie and Augie's Xmas

    Lee Conway had adjusted, to some extent, to life in California, during the Fall, while her husband, Augie, had taken to it from the first, like a duck to water, but their first Christmas in Culver City did much to disturb their domestic eliquilibrium.

    For their Christmas hostess was Gussie Conway, whom Lee had long resented for causing the family to leave Canada where Lee felt they were perfectly happy, also Gussie happened to be Augie's identical twin, the main person in his life for his formative years, and whom he was now comparing favourably with his wife who, in the few years that he had know her, had gone steadily down in his regard, because, unlike Gussie, she sometimes complained about his absorption in the industrial and charitable affairs of the Conway empire, which he had virtually taken over from his sister, who was increasingly being enmeshed in Democratic politics, and her own show-business career.

    The second set of twins in the Conway family, five-year-old Winston "Stoney" and Winifred "Winnie" were perfectly happy in the California sun and sand, and ecstatic about a warm Christmas, so the adults tried to bury their differences in indulging the kids over the Holiday.

    This worked very well until the little five-year olds ran out of steam shortly after Christmas dinner, and wanted nothing more but to sleep, leaving the three adults in uncomfortable isolation. Lee took to watching television to escape her frustration and jealousy at Augie and Gussie's obvious closeness, while Augie, torn between guilt at neglecting his wife and desire to get back to the fascinating jobs of running both the Conway Corporation and his various charities, finally gave in to the latter urge, and departed for the East Coast on Boxing Morning, pleading arbitration in some industrial unrest.

    That left Gussie and Lee to supervise and entertain the kids for the rest of the Holiday, and as they were so different in their philosophies and responsibilities, Gussie, the confirmed laid-back spinster, Lee, the dedicated mother, that disputes were bound to arise between them, flames which the toddlers, in the way of infants, gleefully exploited.

    The various little disputes finally grew into one giant eruption, and Lee left in high dudgeon leaving Gussie lonely because bereft of the kids, and Lee, incomplete without her husband.

    Only Augie enjoyed that 1973 Christmas holiday; he was having the time of his life visiting Company boardrooms, trade union halls, the Conway hospital, and the orphanage run by the Corporation. He even got a lot of attention from the women of the Conway Institute for Single Parents, some of whom were very attractive, and of whom some, very forthcoming.

    And Augie, man-like, didn't mind a bit.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    Portland Beavers at Brandon Schooners
    March 17th, 1974

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Edgar Oriedo takes the mound for the Schooners.
    Damon Willis grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Mike Connery singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Lashan Fullarton singled through the right side. <-21>
    Donny Twinn struck out. <-21>
    Todd Rutan grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Luc Pascoe takes the mound for the Beavers.
    Wade Anderson flied out to right. <--->
    Shawn Douglas grounded to short. <--->
    Maurice Taggart walked. <--1>
    Darren Watson singled up the middle. <-21>
    Rob Buckley grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Grant White flied out to right. <--->
    Joseph O'Brien singled to left field. <--1>
    Joey Park singled to left. <-21>
    Josť Pernas flied out to right. <-21>
    Damon Willis grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Felix Gimeno homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Danny Nottage struck out. <--->
    Curt Peck lined out to left. <--->
    Glenn McKinney grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Brandon leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Mike Connery singled to left field. <--1>
    Edgar Oriedo threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Lashan Fullarton grounded to second. <-2->
    Donny Twinn popped up foul down the third base line. <-2->
    Todd Rutan popped up behind home plate. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Portland trails 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Wade Anderson struck out. <--->
    Shawn Douglas homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Maurice Taggart struck out. <--->
    Darren Watson flied out to center. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Brandon leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Grant White struck out. <--->
    Joseph O'Brien flied out to left. <--->
    Joey Park popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Portland trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Rob Buckley flied out to right field. <--->
    Felix Gimeno singled up the middle. <--1>
    Felix Gimeno advanced on the error by Joey Park. <-2->
    Danny Nottage flied out to left. <-2->
    Felix Gimeno tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Curt Peck lined out to left. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Brandon leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Josť Pernas grounded to second. <--->
    Damon Willis reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <--1>
    Mike Connery grounded to third. <-2->
    Lashan Fullarton grounded to short. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Portland trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Glenn McKinney grounded to short. <--->
    Wade Anderson grounded to short. <--->
    Shawn Douglas grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Brandon leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Donny Twinn walked. <--1>
    Todd Rutan grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Grant White grounded to first for a double play (3-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Portland trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Maurice Taggart lined out to right. <--->
    Darren Watson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Rob Buckley hit an infield single to the shortstop. <--1>
    Rob Buckley stole second. <-2->
    Felix Gimeno struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Brandon leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Joseph O'Brien struck out. <--->
    Joey Park singled into right field. <--1>
    Josť Pernas singled through the right side. <-21>
    Damon Willis lined out to first base. <-21>
    Mike Connery flied out to left field. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Portland trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Joseph Shadoian now pitching for the Beavers. <--->
    Danny Nottage grounded to third. <--->
    Curt Peck grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Glenn McKinney grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Brandon leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Lashan Fullarton grounded to second. <--->
    Donny Twinn flied out to center. <--->
    Todd Rutan grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Portland trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Wade Anderson reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Shawn Douglas dribbled weakly to the catcher. <-2->
    Maurice Taggart struck out. <-2->
    Darren Watson grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Brandon leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Grant White walked. <--1>
    Joseph O'Brien singled through the hole. <-21>
    Joey Park grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <3-->
    Josť Pernas struck out. <3-->

    SCHOONERS WIN: 2-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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