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|Fred Dow||Moon Canyon Publishing|
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
The Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest is located in northwestern Nebraska and is comprised of
115,960 acres. There is one developed campground which meets the selection criteria.
While the Merritt Reservoir offers visitors to the Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest a variety of water recreation opportunities, the Forest's only developed campground provides a quiet, restful place for enjoying nature. As an alternative to the hurly-burly activity on the Reservoir, the serene, secluded Steer Creek campground is a delight. It is located in 2,200 acres of man-planted conifers, surrounded by sand hills and the prairie. The only sounds that interrupt the stillness are a nearby herd of cattle, the song of a meadowlark, and the whisper of a breeze through the pines. The evening brings the crackle of campfires and millions of stars shining brightly.
Although small when compared to most National Forests, the Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest provides its visitors with the delightful experience of total peacefulness. The quiet and tranquility of the Steer Creek campground, so close to some of the best fishing in Nebraska, will make theSee All Chapters
|Mitchel P. Roth||University of North Texas Press||ePub|
“There are fewer and fewer real cowboys among the convicts.”
—Lee Simmons, 1956
DEEP in the shadow of rising juvenile crime rates, the Communist menace, the Korean War, and evangelical fervor sweeping the South, the 1950s witnessed a concerted effort by religious groups to end or change the day of the Sunday TPR. At the annual meeting of the Gonzales Baptist Association in 1952, a resolution was passed and sent to Governor Shivers, the Board of Prisons, and Superintendent of Huntsville State Penitentiary stating: “Be it further resolved: That we as a group of Baptists believing in the holiness and hallowness of the Lord's Day are utterly and definitely opposed to opening of the gates of the State Penitentiary at Huntsville, or any other prison grounds in the State of Texas, on the Lord's Day to admit the thousands of people to be entertained by public patronized amusements or any other form of sports.”1 This letter was far from the end of it.
In June a general contractor from Dallas named D.B. Lewis queried the governor, “I wonder if you would tell me what your attitude is toward the continuance of the Sunday Prison Rodeo which has been conducted for the past several years in Texas?” The letter writer invoked the usual comments about the sanctity of Sundays, but made it more clear who his wrath was directed toward, noting “Such things as the Sunday Prison Rodeo staged by some of our worse [sic] criminals only has a tendency to present such characters to our youth as heroes, when as a matter of fact they are not, [sic] should be stopped.” The contractor finished his screed noting how “Our better institutions of learning have refrained from staging their athletic events on the Lord's Day, and it is sincerely hoped that…our State will decide that there is more honor in keeping things honorable than the thought of a few paltry dollars from a Sunday Rodeo.”2See All Chapters
|The Herald-Times||Indiana University Press||ePub|
Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives the ball on Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Jerian Grant (22) during the Indiana Notre Dame men’s basketball game at Conseco Fieldhouse in game two of the Close the Gap Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
By Dustin Dopirak
Tom Crean doesn’t know what Derek Elston was thinking, and it’s hard to imagine anyone else could come up with a logical explanation either.
With the Hoosiers in a mad dash to get the ball down the floor for one more shot at the end of the first half of Saturday’s game against Notre Dame, Elston pulled up from about half-court for a desperation heave. That would’ve been fine if there weren’t 4.5 seconds still left on the clock.
But on a play that was strangely indicative of Indiana’s entire day, freshman guard Remy Abell bolted under the bucket and put back Elston’s wild miss at the buzzer to give Indiana a 26-20 lead at the half.
“Maybe he saw what Christian (Watford) saw last week with 0.8,” Crean said, referring to Watford’s buzzer-beater that knocked off No. 1 Kentucky. “I don’t know. It looked more to me like it said 4.5 or somewhere in there, and he didn’t see that. But the presence of mind of Remy was just fantastic.”See All Chapters
|Joyce Huber||Hunter Publishing||ePub|
Most hotels and nightlife venues are on the south- and central-western coast of the island. There are no dedicated dive resorts, but all will arrange for diving. Several guest houses, cottages and apartments may be rented for $30 per night and up. A list with current rates is available from the Barbados Board of Tourism. In the US, tel.800-221-9831; in Canada, tel.800-268-9122 or 416-512-6569, fax 416-512-6581. In Barbados, tel.246-427-2623/4, fax 246-426-4080, www.barbados.org.
To book on the Internet, go to the Website, select "hotels," then click on e-mail to book reservations with the hotel of your choice.
Before booking on your own, check the travel section of your Sunday newspaper. Money-saving packages including airfare and choice hotels in Barbados are frequently featured by the large travel companies.
Divi Southwinds Beach Hotel sits on a half mile of white sand beach near the St. Lawrence Gap. It is surrounded by 20 acres of tropical gardens and features 166 guest rooms and air-conditioned suites, all having a patio and pool or ocean views. Beachside restaurants offer local and international dishes. Poolside bar and snackery. You are within walking distance of restaurants and nightlife. tel.800-367-3484, 607-277-3484 or write Divi Resorts, 6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 300, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8900.See All Chapters
|Abraham Aamidor||Indiana University Press||ePub|
The Great Depression spelled doom for some, opportunity for others. For Chuck Taylor, it was the time of his life. Marquis Converse had lost his company in 1928 after it went into receivership. The company’s failure was linked to an ill-fated effort to market an automobile tire, the “Converse Cord,” which had high production costs, a high failure rate, and many returns from local dealers.
Mitchell B. Kaufman, president and owner of the Hodgman Rubber Co. in Framingham, Massachusetts, bought the firm in 1929, but he sold it to the Stone family—Joseph, Harry K., and Dewey D. Stone—in 1933. The Stone family ran the business for the next thirty-nine years, but in spirit, and in the public’s mind, it was to be Chuck Taylor’s company from then on.
Chuck’s secret was in sales and promotion. Years of touring with the Converse All-Stars basketball squad, making “special appearances” on local hoops teams and glad-handing customers in small-town sporting goods stores, plus his growing number of basketball clinics, were making Chuck a celebrity, albeit a faux celebrity. Converse revamped everything beginning in 1932 to revolve around their new star. The annual Converse Basketball Yearbook, begun in 1922 and enlarged and expanded in 1929, soon began promoting Chuck’s clinics, complete with endorsements from top coaches of the day. Beginning in 1932, Chuck’s name was added to the ankle patch of the All Star shoe for the first time. His well-regarded College All-American picks began that year as well, next to a smiling mug shot that was to become a signature piece over the years. As if to an increasing drumbeat, Chuck was exclusively touted as a veteran of the great pre–modern era basketball teams, as well as an authority who personally knew the top coaches and best players across the country.See All Chapters