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10 Your Blood, Your Sweat, Your Tears

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

As the summer of ’62 neared its end and Pete Gill found himself greeted ever more commonly with rank skepticism among Ireland townfolk, a natural tendency toward paranoia began gnawing at his mental health. Jim Roos was doing all he could to plant the seeds of optimism around the village, but there remained intense pockets of resistance. As Pete well knew, the most intense such pocket was located inside Tommy Schitter’s grocery and butcher shop only a few blocks from the high school. The fact that Tommy’s son Pat was regarded by many, including Jim Roos, as one of the best basketball prospects among an inexperienced but promising sophomore class only added to Pete’s mental disturbance. Irrationally, he concluded that the best solution would be to see to it that Pat did not make the team. Roy Allen, with whom Pete had otherwise quickly achieved a harmonious rapport, did not agree.

“You’ll be cutting off your nose to spite your face, Pete,” Roy said the day before fall classes were to begin. They were huddled together behind the locked door of the coach’s office in the gymnasium, amidst a cloud of cigarette smoke.

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Part Two Day 3

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF

Reflections on the Neches

Part Two

Day 3


River Mile 86

8:30 A.M.

Next morning, after an uneventful night, I launched off and stopped at the next cutbank bend and climbed the bluff, planning to explore an inland lake called Morgan Lake. The once magnificent forests adjacent to the river here have been clearcut and the rough road, which led from the bluff toward the forests, fanned out in numerous branches into the clearcut. I was unable to locate the lake, but did find something else more interesting. Where the soil had eroded along the road leading from the bluff, I found flint chips, bits of charcoal, and pottery shards, which indicated that this bluff had been an Indian habitation site. All these bluffs where the river cut into higher terraces must have been inhabited by the aborigines. I would have liked to spend more time exploring here but planned to spend the night at the Eason camp and wasn’t sure how long it would take me to get there, so I proceeded on my way.


River Mile 84

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Chapter 7 - The West as It Ought to Have Been (1950–1953)

Mitchel P. Roth University of North Texas Press ePub

The West as It Ought to Have Been (1950–1953)

“It looks like these boys have reached their maturity as riders along with the coming of age of the show.”

—Albert Moore, 1950

THE 1950s started out with an almost heretical discussion to hold the TPR in Dallas, the first time it would be held outside of Huntsville. East Texas, from Dallas south (including Huntsville), has consistently tried to co-opt the legacy of the cowboy's West. Visit Dallas in the twenty-first century and one would think the city played an integral role in the historic cattle trade, with so many business references and advertisements tied to its spurious past. This has not been lost on modern critics, with one sagely suggesting that the recent construction of a sculpture depicting a cattle herd traveling through Dallas would have been more realistic if it featured instead a herd of Neiman-Marcus department store bags. When it came to the cattle culture of the nineteenth-century West, Dallas's western neighbor, Fort Worth, played a much more important role, while Dallas had more in common with the Deep South and television's Ewing family than cowboys and cattle. This is not exactly modern revisionism, since even Dallas newspapers in 1950 covered the debate over where the West began, with one headline chiming in “West Begins Here during Prison Rodeo,” but began with the comments that “People from Fort Worth, who claim the West begins in their city are clamoring to come to Dallas to see a rodeo” in the coming week.1

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Kenai Unit

Alan Jubenville Hunter Publishing ePub

The Kenai Unit covers the entire Kenai Peninsula from Kachemak Bay to Portage Glacier. The scenery is spectacular. The eastern coastline is dotted with saltwater glaciers that calve into the bays. These glaciers are appendages of two major icefields Sargent Icefield, north of Seward in the Chugach National Forest, and Harding Icefield, the backbone  of Kenai Fjords National Park south of Seward. Also part of this eastern zone is the alpine country of the Kenai Mountains the beautiful landscapes bathed in summer wildflowers, dotted with alpine lakes and home of the Dall sheep, mountain goat and black bear. This region is rich in early native culture and mining. Many historic coastal exploration routes are now recreational trails.

You, too, can follow the footsteps of the early explorers and miners over such routes as the Resurrection Pass Trail and the Iditarod Trail, as well as to lesser known places. Our forefathers pushed inland to explore the lands and resources and to test their skills against the rawness of nature. They found a scenically rich environment full of exotic plants and animals, returning to their homelands with many stories to tell. We can do the same things explore the wilds, test our outdoor skills and share our experiences with others. The only difference is style we call it recreation.

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Lower Susitna Unit

Alan Jubenville Hunter Publishing ePub

The lower Susitna Unit encompasses trail opportunities from the Glenn Highway north along the Parks Highway to the northern end of Denali State Park and the Hatcher Pass (Willow-Fishhook) Road. The Susitna River Drainage broadens here, becoming flat and boggy. The trails generally leave the lowlands and stretch into the foothills. Typically, the lower parts of the trails offer little in the way of views. Destinations in the foothills and in the alpine zone give greater distant viewing opportunities. Many of the trail destinations, such as those in Nancy Lakes and Denali State Park, offer unique settings for the hiker/camper, and one can often see Mt. Denali in the distance.

Susitna River

There are many historic trails in the broad valley, but these are generally winter-use ones. Those described here are pocket hiking opportunities, as opposed to longer routes. Little use is made of many of these Lower Susitna trails. Thus, if you are looking to get away from other people, these trails may be your Shangri La.

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4. Bite Me

Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub

Chapter Four

Bite Me

Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it is more likely to be female.

biologist Desmond Morris

Johns father is shooting gray squirrels from the kitchen window, trying his best to scare me away. Now that John has started bringing me to Maine every weekend, the Big House isnt big enough for the both of us. It isnt personal. Its political. Ill always be a liberal, and its best if John realizes this sooner rather than later and moves along to a nice conservative girl who isnt so noisy when she eats. The three-month hunting season on squirrels lasts through the end of December, and theres no bag limit because theyre a pest species. Specifically, the little criminals have been nesting under the hood of his truck and stealing from the bird feeder. The gray squirrels are also bullying the red squirrels out of the neighborhood, even though grays and reds dont eat the same food or chase the same girls. The red squirrel is small and sleek, resembling a chipmunk without stripes. But he cant eat acorns. Instead, he mostly eats pine nuts. As a result, he tastes like pine tar, the stuff in turpentine.

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Chapter 21

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 21

How to Fish for Small Brook Trout

This is an inexpensive sport enjoyed by a large number of fishermen right near their own homes. It is practically all bait fishing. Angle worms are about the only bait used in Maine.

I recommend a 9 foot telescope steel rod, an inexpensive level winding reel, a 25 yard, hard surfaced line, an eight-inch snelled No. 2 hook and a fairly large sinker.

Most trout brooks are very bushy and many times you will find trout in the most difficult places to fish.

This is where your telescope rod comes in. By telescoping it up to four or five feet it makes it easier getting through the bushes and into the hole you want to fish.

Do not use a small, soft line, as it snarls so easily you will spend most of your time unsnarling it from brush and bushes. An old level fly line makes an excellent line for brook trout fishing.

BILL GORMAN > Worms will always catch trout, no question about it. But these days you can also have a lot of fun, and catch a lot of fish, using a medium-action fly rod designed for 2-to-4 weight lines. A shorter rod (less than eight feet) is easier to manage in dense cover, but a longer rod allows you to do some high-sticking if you want to drift a nymph through a plunge pool.

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Chapter 12 - Huntsville Prison Blues (1970–1979)

Mitchel P. Roth University of North Texas Press ePub

“You must not be afraid to fight for the rodeo when the occasion arises.”

—Dave Price, Rodeo Supervisor, 1970

PRIOR to the 1960s, the American court system allowed prison wardens and related authorities to operate virtually unimpeded by outside interference and oversight. However, a handful of U.S. Supreme Court decisions began to turn the tide towards safeguarding prisoners’ rights. In the wake of these rulings an avalanche of litigation would transform prison conditions in the 1970s. One of the most important decisions was Cooper v. Pate in 1964, which allowed inmates to sue state officials in federal court, setting into motion a series of prisoner lawsuits protesting the often brutal conditions of the nation's prisons and leading to the unprecedented “liberalization” of prisons.”1

The social forces of 1960s radicalization touched most segments of American society, including the convict cowboys of the Texas Prison Rodeo, although many of them might not have noticed straight away. Beginning in this decade of social change, prison reform advocates aggressively used courts to extend the rights of prisoners and improve their lives behind bars as inmates familiarized themselves with their constitutional rights. Among the most valuable tools of the so-called “prison lawyers” were the writ of habeas corpus and the Civil Rights Act.2 The writ-writing inmates of the Texas prison system would use the power of the writ to challenge the status quo of their confinement, utilizing litigation as an alternative to violence.

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Deer Leaves

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF



8:15 AM

Page 99


I’m not sure of the first time I went to the deer lease; probably it was in 1970, when I turned nine years old. It seemed that it was just always there. Early on, I called it “deer leaves” because that’s what I thought the grown-ups were saying.

I remember waking up one morning after Dad’s return from the hunt to find a deer hanging from a tree in the front yard of our home in Garland. Back then, the neighborhood butcher shop would process the kill for us, but later medical concerns over crosscontamination of retail meat market equipment led to a law prohibiting the practice. After that, we did our own butchering, and we always had backstraps to chicken-fry and plenty of meat to barbecue, though we never mastered sausage making.

Besides being a great place to hunt, the lease was an easy, twohour drive from home. Dad worked nights, so we could leave after school on Friday and still have some daylight left when we got there. In those days, I thought more about landmarks along the highway than of time and distance. Shortly after leaving Garland we would pass Big Town, where we’d sometimes see Santa arrive by helicopter for a pre-Christmas visit. Then we’d drive into downtown Dallas, which would disappear as the roadway dipped into the “canyon” and the only tunnel I knew existed.

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Chapter 41

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 41


If you intend to use your canoe on swift water as well as lakes and ponds, a twenty-foot Guide’s Model is best. If the canoe is to be used only on lakes and ponds, a canoe of the same size with keel is preferable.

Two paddles, one 5 ½ feet long and the other 6 feet, are necessary. Use paddles of seasoned maple or ash with well-shaped blade and shank.

For quick water work you should have a good spruce pole 11 or 12 feet long and 2 inches in diameter, equipped with an iron socket on one end. A sponge for removing water and about 30 feet of strong clothesline is almost a necessity.

Warden Bert Duty poling over a dam on Mud Pond Stream, Maine.

The pole is indispensable for going up swift streams where a paddle is useless. For going down stream, a pole is necessary to snub the canoe.

When going up a very fast stream where a pole cannot be used, attach one end of the clothesline to the bow of the canoe and walk along the bank of the stream and tow the craft as best you can. Let your companion keep the bow off shore with aid of the pole. There are many streams too swift for the proper use of a line, necessitating carrying the canoe around such rapids. Before using a canoe in quick water, fill it with water and let it soak on hour or two. A canoe that is very dry is apt to be brittle.

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Chapter 36

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 36

How to Prevent Forest Fires

A large number of forest fires in Maine are caused by careless smokers and campers.

The fire hazard in Maine with its 16,270,000 acres of forest land has become a serious matter.

Maine issued 243,229 hunting and fishing licenses in 1948. This army of hunters, fisherman and campers can be a great help to prevent forest fires.

In 1944 forest fires in Maine burned over 24,203 acres.

BILL GORMAN > In 1947, a series of fires burned between 175,000 and 200,000 acres of woodland and destroyed nearly half of Mount Desert Island.

The opportunities for recreation, sport and other out-of-door activities as offered in certain sections of this State, will no longer be available if fires are allowed to claim their heavy toll.

To help check this yearly loss, hunters, fishermen and campers should observe and put into practice a few simple forest fire protection rules as follows:

Rake away all inflammable material before lighting the fire.

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Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

     Includes »

     Grenada Island

     St George’s

     Grand Anse

     Morne Rouge Bay

     Lance aux Épines

     La Sagesse Nature Centre

     Grand Etang Road




     Petit Martinique

     Understand Grenada

     Survival Guide

The most southerly islands in the Windward chain, Grenada and Carriacou (plus little Petit Martinique) are best known for having been invaded by the US in the ’80s and pummeled by Hurricane Ivan in the ’90s. But the storm damage is long gone and the American occupation a distant memory, and today the islands are some of the Caribbean’s most appealing. From palm-backed white sand and translucent water to gray-black dunes and rolling breakers, the beaches are gorgeous. Grenada’s corrugated coastline rises up to mist-swathed rainforest laced with hiking trails and swimmable waterfalls; while St George’s, with its market, forts and postcard-perfect Carenage harbor, makes for a picturesque and friendly capital, and is the departure point for ferries to the laid-back sister isles of Carriacou and Petit Martinique. And though cruise ships inject a regular flow of short-stay visitors to Grenada, you’ll find all three islands refreshingly quiet and uncrowded.

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Indiana AT N.C. State, 11-30-11 (86-75)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) gets his fourth foul attempting to block the shot of North Carolina State Wolfpack forward Richard Howell (1) as Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) helps defend during the Indiana North Carolina State men’s basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Indiana won 86-75.

By Dustin Dopirak

For a brief moment once the buzzer sounded, Christian Watford allowed himself to celebrate like it was March.

He corralled a pass around midcourt, took a couple high and hard dribbles and then flung the ball high toward the overhead scoreboard as he bounded toward the Indiana bench and did a few flying leaps into his teammates.

After that, the Hoosiers toned down the exuberance for the handshake line with North Carolina State, reminding themselves that there were still a few hours left in November. But they were still bouncing as they hit the tunnel after beating the Wolfpack 86-75 in front of 16,597 at the RBC Center, though, because they knew exactly how big this win was.

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32. Biking with Kids by Chris Keam

New World Library ePub

Chris Keam

North America’s resurgent cycling culture is maturing. Many early adopters of the bike lifestyle are beginning a new stage in their lives. In making the transition from youthful independence to being adults with dependents, they face a challenge their parents probably never considered: raising bike-friendly kids. It’s a challenge that goes beyond simply getting kids on bikes.

To accommodate cycling kids means rethinking the way we design our neighborhoods, with safer streets and recreational amenities located closer to where children live. It means a new emphasis on function over fashion for manufacturers of children’s bicycles. It certainly means that schools, employers, and businesses need to rethink the way they operate — for example, by providing more bike racks on the school grounds, lockers and showers in the workplace, and space for bike trailers at the mall parking lot. Most of all, it means leading by example.

When they cycle together, many parents and children develop a connection that cannot exist in an automobile. Cycling together is a shared experience, unlike a car trip, with its inherent power differential between driver and passenger. Nothing builds a child’s self-esteem quite like trust and responsibility. Letting your kids ride for transportation means giving them both. And the benefits aren’t all on the child’s side.

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Ed Emeka Keazor Bright Pen ePub

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