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TIW 7-28-10 SC Evening

Winning Numbers: 464 & 6136


042, 154, 810, 849, 825, 291, 763, 509
9583, 0951, 8470, 1345, 1260, 3096, 3186
2498, 2791, 2703, 2085, 4976, 5786, 6452

042, 153, 264, 375, 486, 597, 608, 719, 802, 913

154, 265, 376, 487, 598, 609, 710, 821, 932, 043 

2490, 2491, 2492, 2493, 2494, 2495, 2496, 2497, 2498, 2499

0498, 1498, 2498, 3498, 4498, 5498, 6498, 7498, 8498, 9498

0951, 1951, 2951, 3951, 4951, 5951, 6951, 7951, 8951, 9951

0950, 0951, 0952, 0953, 0954, 0955, 0956, 0957, 0958, 0959


97, 60, 42 and/or 15 pairs

7-28-10 NC Evening 742 { posted too late for this, but more hits to come }

Entry #2,972

Today's Thought

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."

 - William James -

Entry #2,971

Today's Thought

"By the time a man asks you for advice, he has generally made up his mind what he wants to do, and is looking for confirmation rather than counseling."

- Sidney J. Harris -

Entry #2,970

Terrell Owens and Bengals agree

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Source: Owens agrees with Bengals

ESPN.com news services

CINCINNATI -- A year after they were featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks," the Bengals have scripted their own reality show.


T.O. and Ocho. Two self-conscious stars, one NFL team.



Terrell Owens jpg



How will they fit? How will it work? Which receiver will provide most of the drama?


And, more importantly, will any of it help the Bengals get back to the playoffs?


The Bengals and receiver Terrell Owens agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday.


According to the source, the deal also includes another $2 million in incentives.


The Bengals were Owens' first choice, giving him a chance to team with close friend Chad Ochocinco, who has already dubbed the pair Batman and Robin. The Bengals made an offer on Monday, and Owens accepted a day later.


Players are required to report for the start of training camp on Wednesday in Georgetown, Ky. Owens is expected to show up when workouts begin on Thursday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had made no announcement.


On his Twitter account, all Owens would say was, "Hoping 2 b a Bengal w/in the 24hrs!!" He's expected to sign his deal when he arrives in Georgetown.


Already, it's like something out of a reality show.


Ochocinco gushed about the matchup on his Twitter feed, welcoming Owens and joking that "all of our games have been moved to pay-per-view, you got to pay to see this."


Both of the look-at-me receivers are accustomed to cable.


By adding the 36-year-old Owens, the Bengals will lead the NFL in reality show stars. Ochocinco competed on "Dancing With the Stars" in the offseason, and has a dating show called "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch" currently running on VH1. After Ochocinco's show comes "The T.O. Show."


Ochocinco's last show involved eliminating two contestants. Owens' last program had him walking down a runway as part of a fashion show in metrosexual attire -- bare chest under an open jacket with a huge necklace and a wig.


In a couple of days, it will be the dancer-and-dater on one side of the field, the metrosexual model on the other.


In the middle will be quarterback Carson Palmer, who helped bring Owens to Cincinnati. Palmer worked out with Owens in California and called coach Marvin Lewis, saying the team ought to try to sign him.


Walker: 5 Reasons T.O. Will Work

The Bengals forged an interesting marriage by agreeing to a contract with Terrell Owens. This will mark the first time Owens and fellow flamboyant receiver Chad Ochocinco are on the same team, creating a potential circus atmosphere for Cincinnati, writes James Walker. Blog

• Fantasy: Bad news for Ocho, Bryant
• Podcasts: Phil Simms | Cris Carter
• Blog network: AFC North | NFL Nation



Bengals owner Mike Brown went along, even though he knew Owens also brings a lot of baggage. The outspoken receiver has a history of undercutting his quarterbacks, though he was on good behavior last season in Buffalo.


Brown doesn't mind. He has a history of providing extra chances to players who have caused trouble, allowing them to extend their careers in Bengals stripes. In the last two years, the Bengals also have signed receiver Chris Henry, running back Cedric Benson, running back Larry Johnson and receiver Matt Jones, all of whom were let go because of off-field issues.


"Yes, people can make mistakes," Brown said at the team's preseason luncheon on Monday. "It doesn't mean that they go on the rest of their lives making mistakes. They can get their ship pointed in the right direction. This is a 36-year-old man. He's been through a lot. He's proven as a player and as a person."


The question is how much he has left.


Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns with the Bills last season, his least-productive full season since early in his career with San Francisco. The Bengals are trying to upgrade a passing game that was one of the NFL's worst last season, ranking 26th.


The Bengals won the AFC North by relying on defense and their running game. They released receiver Laveranues Coles after his only season in Cincinnati, and went looking for a replacement. They gave Owens a tryout in March, but decided to sign Antonio Bryant to a four-year deal instead.


Brown had a one-on-one meeting with Owens and came away impressed. When the receiver was still available as camp was opening, Brown decided to add him, as well.


The Bengals could move Bryant to an inside slot position, one they've struggled to fill since T.J. Houshmandzadeh left as a free agent. They could alternate the two receivers at an outside spot opposite Ochocinco, who was regularly double-teamed last season.


Agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Owens and Ochocinco, didn't return a phone message to discuss the deal.

Entry #2,969

Bill Cowher's wife dies @ 54 yrs. old

Updated: July 24, 2010, 11:03 AM ET

Kaye Cowher dies of cancer at 54

ESPN.com news services


Kaye Cowher, the wife of former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, died Friday after battling skin cancer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. She was 54.

Born Kaye Young in Bunn, N.C., she met Bill Cowher at N.C. State in 1976, where he was a football player and she and her twin sister Faye played women's basketball. The couple married in 1981.

Kaye Cowher played a key role in her husband's decision to retire from coaching in 2007 and move full-time to Raleigh, so the family could be together as their daughters completed their high school and college basketball careers.

Meagan, Lauren, and Lindsay Cowher all followed their mothers' footsteps into Division I college basketball. Meagan and Lauren played together at Princeton, while Lindsay currently plays at Wofford.

Kaye Cowher and her sister led N.C. State to the Atlantic Coast Conference's first women's basketball title in 1978. They also appeared in a Wrigley's Doublemint gum commercial.

Kaye Cowher played one season for the New York Stars and two with the New Jersey Gems in the Women's Professional Basketball League until that league folded in 1981.

The family has requested privacy and has released no information on Cowher's death. Services will be held in North Carolina on Monday, according to the report.

Entry #2,968


TIW 7-23-10 SC Evening

Winning Numbers: 256 & 9563


962, 056, 109, 168, 125, 280, 347, 598
0428, 1049, 2761, 9874, 9351, 8105, 8925
3702, 3609, 3618, 3124, 7065, 4625, 5743


347, 458, 569, 670, 781, 892, 903, 014, 125, 236

0743, 1743, 2743, 3743, 4743, 5743, 6743, 7743, 8743, 9743

5740, 5741, 5742, 5743, 5744, 5745, 5746, 5747, 5748, 5749


89, 82, 92, 34, 37 and/or 47 pairs

Entry #2,967

Today's Thought

"What you want to do, you do. The rest is just talk."            - John Cleek -

Entry #2,966

Meditation #'s

Thor's Day 7-22-10 Thor's Day

115, 689, 801, 170, 403, 702, 522, 587, 939, 276, 263

660, 166, 106, 530, 209, 581, 583, 100, 333, 444, 999

5016, 2102, 1930, 5037, 1257, 1457, 6157, 1957, 7051

1009, 6611, 1010, 1100, 5015, 8769, 2219, 7430, 6551


Entry #2,965

Today's Thought

"The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this victory can never know defeat."

- A.J. Cronin -

Entry #2,964

At least 25 hurt in turbulence aboard United flight

Yahoo! News

At least 25 hurt in turbulence aboard United flight

19 mins ago

DENVER (Reuters) – A wide-body United Airlines jet shaken by severe turbulence was diverted on Tuesday to Denver International Airport with at least 25 people injured on board, officials said.

United Flight 967 hit the turbulence over Kansas after taking off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., en route to Los Angeles, Federal Aviation Administration and airline officials said.

"There were storms in the area," United spokeswoman Jean Medina told Reuters.

The flight crew "immediately diverted the aircraft to Denver to get medical attention as quickly as possible for those who are injured," she said.

Medina said 255 passengers and 10 crew members were on board the plane, a twin-engine Boeing 777.

Eric Tade, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said the plane landed safety shortly after 7 p.m. local time and that about 30 people were injured, one of them seriously.

Medina said she knew of 25 people taken to hospital but did not know the nature and extent of their injuries.

The plane was not damaged by the turbulence, officials said.

Entry #2,963

Today's Thought

 "Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest."

- Mark Twain -

Entry #2,962

Haden to become new USC AD

Updated: July 20, 2010, 10:08 PM ET

Haden to become new USC AD

ESPN.com news services


LOS ANGELES -- Southern California is cleaning house in its tarnished athletic department, throwing out much of what got the school in severe NCAA trouble.

 Athletic director Mike Garrett and Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy are the first two items to go.


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Stephen Chernin/Getty ImagesReggie Bush has not been asked to give back his copy of the Heisman Trophy. But USC's copy will be returned next month.



In a letter to school supporters Tuesday, incoming USC president Max Nikias said Garrett will be replaced Aug. 3 by Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback who became a successful businessman and a member of USC's board of trustees. The school also will return its copy of Bush's trophy to the Heisman Trust, among several measures to disassociate itself from the tainted tailback.


The NCAA cited Garrett's administration for a lack of institutional control while slapping the school with heavy sanctions last month, but Haden believes he can change the culture of a program that has been wildly successful and heavily scrutinized over the past decade.


"We're going to do better," said Haden, also the color analyst on NBC's Notre Dame broadcasts for the past decade. "We have to do better. We don't have any choices here. We stub our toe, there's going to be some problems."


USC was hit with four years of probation, a two-year bowl ban and severe football scholarship restrictions after the NCAA found serious rules violations in the athletic department, primarily around the football and men's basketball teams. Most involved illegal benefits for Bush and O.J. Mayo, the talented basketball player who spent just one season at USC.


Haden said the school's plan to get rid of nearly all references to Bush and Mayo -- right down to scrubbing their images from school murals and removing Bush's No. 5 jersey in its place of honor in the lobby of Heritage Hall -- are all part of the NCAA's directive to disassociate the school from the athletes.




ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman says this is a symbolic move by USC to give back Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy. Feldman says the NCAA needs to better teach players about how to deal with agents.



Bush's Heisman has been on display alongside the trophies won by Garrett, O.J. Simpson, Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer, Charles White and Marcus Allen. It was still in place Tuesday, but will be gone by the time students show up on campus next month.


Bush still has his own Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Trophy Trust has not taken any action against Bush or made any request to have him return his copy of the trophy.


Though he doesn't start his new job until Aug. 3, Nikias is already at work reforming the Trojans' image.


"The Trojan Family honors and respects the USC sporting careers of those persons whose actions did not compromise their athletic program or the opportunities of future USC student-athletes," Nikias said.


After pledging support for new football coach Lane Kiffin, Haden said he realizes the enormity of his task in restoring credibility to USC, where the NCAA found numerous violations during the tenures of football coach Pete Carroll and men's hoops coach Tim Floyd. After twice telling Nikias he didn't want to be considered for the job, Haden agreed to take it last week.


"We want to compete ferociously and win in every sport, but we want to do it ethically and within the rules," said Haden, a former Rhodes Scholar who became a venture capitalist after an NFL career with the Los Angeles Rams. "We're going to have a culture of compliance around here. Every meeting is going to start with the No. 1 item as compliance. ... We're going to try to be perfect. When we make mistakes, we're going to fess up, and we're going to try to do better next time."



[+] EnlargeReggie Bush
AP Photo/Reed SaxonUSC's new president has ordered displays honoring Reggie Bush, such as this one, and O.J. Mayo to be taken down.



The 66-year-old Garrett has been the Trojans' athletic director for 17 years, but he received caustic criticism for his handling of USC's scandals. The school didn't say whether Garrett retired or had been fired.


"He will always be held in the highest esteem by all Trojans, not only for his exploits on the playing field but as a leader, mentor, teacher and a driving force behind USC's student-athletics," Nikias said.


Both Garrett and Haden are former USC football players. Garrett won the Heisman Trophy in 1965, while Haden was the Trojans' starting quarterback for three years in the 1970s under coach John McKay.


Haden also said he'll hire McKay's son, J.K., as an associate athletic director to serve as his liaison to the football program. McKay and Haden played together at USC and have been best friends for over 40 years.


"It's a tough job, because you can only do so much, and there are people out there who are trying to get to your guys every day," said McKay, an attorney who served as general manager with the XFL's Los Angeles franchise. "We're going to do our best to make sure nobody can question our effort on compliance."


A few months after abruptly leaving Tennessee to return to USC, Kiffin's self-described dream job has changed drastically. He must rebuild the Trojans under probation and scholarship limitations -- and now Kiffin is working for a boss who didn't hire him. Yet Kiffin, whose staff was cited for several minor NCAA violations during his 14 months at Tennessee, looked tanned and relaxed when he walked through Heritage Hall on Tuesday afternoon.


"He is my coach, and I love my coach," Haden said. "I think he's going to be successful here. J.K. McKay is committed to doing it right, and I think Lane is, too. I don't want to say we're not going to have any issues. We will. We're going to have guys whispering in our guys' ears, but we're going to do our best. I don't think we're going to have a problem with compliance with Lane. I think he knows where we're coming from."


Garrett has been mostly unapologetic in the face of the Trojans' NCAA problems, even saying last month that the NCAA's ruling revealed "a lot of envy" of the Trojans. Two weeks ago, Garrett was forced to send a letter of apology to five schools after falsely accusing them of breaking NCAA rules by contacting star tailback recruit Dillon Baxter about transferring.


While praising Garrett's work in rebuilding the USC football program and shepherding construction of the Galen Center basketball arena on campus, Nikias said the USC athletic department under his presidency "will seek to excel in the coming years in a manner that is consistent with the highest values" of the school.


Garrett initially received praise for unexpectedly hiring Carroll, who led a dominant decade for the Trojans' football team, including seven Pac-10 titles and two national championships. Carroll left USC earlier this year to take over the Seattle Seahawks.


"Wish pat haden the very best in taking over as USC AD!" Carroll wrote on his Twitter account. "I'll support in any way. Congrats!"

Entry #2,961

Magic: 'That's not what we were about'

Updated: July 20, 2010, 6:53 PM ET

Magic: 'That's not what we were about'

ESPN.com news services

Add Magic Johnson's voice to fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan's: Neither ever thought of combining forces the way LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh did earlier this month with the Miami Heat.


“ We didn't think about it 'cause that's not what we were about. From college, I was trying to figure out how to beat Larry Bird. ” -- Magic Johnson --


"We didn't think about it 'cause that's not what we were about," Johnson said at Baruch College in New York, according to Bloomberg News. "From college, I was trying to figure out how to beat Larry Bird."

This past weekend, Jordan said at a celebrity golf event that he never would have played with Johnson or Bird, his two main rivals during his playing days.

"There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team,'" Jordan said after playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada. The interview aired on the NBC telecast of the event. "But that's ... things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."

Johnson added on Tuesday: "It was never a question in our mind because nobody has ever done that."

Wade re-signed with Miami, while James and Bosh joined the Heat via free agency earlier this month.

Entry #2,960

Oakland close to approving big indoor marijuana farms

Jul 20, 2010
Oakland close to approving big indoor marijuana farms
01:35 PM
The Oakland City Council is on the verge of approving permits for four large-scale indoor marijuana farms, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The newspaper says some proposed operations would be as large as the size of two football fields.

If approved at tonight's council meeting, the farms could only sell to medical cannabis dispensaries, but would be positioned to expand if voters statewide pass a November initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

City officials say the plan could generate sizable revenue from business license taxes as well as the $211,000 that each farm operator would pay for an annual permit.

One businessman forecasts that he could hire 371 employees and pay at least $1.5 million a year in taxes under the plan, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Oakland's four retail marijuana stores did $28 million in business last year, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Entry #2,959

Meditation #'s

Ares' Day 7-20-10 Ares' Day

526, 261, 087, 789, 108, 479, 849, 896, 709

370, 301, 389, 713, 702, 530, 183, 331, 440

542, 369, 916, 476, 809, 435, 657, 168, 587

583, 598, 308, 813, 052, 333, 444, 555, 777

3009, 1556, 3408, 3708, 4701, 2769, 1885

3322, 3186, 6186, 7755, 3303, 7707, 5555

Sun Smiley

Entry #2,958