Every year it seems I come home a little more. I have family all over the place. I miss everything about Michigan. When I got off the plane (Oakley was in Michigan over the weekend of Oct. 24 26), the leaves were changing and it was cold. The best thing to do is learn how it feels in your hand. Many people refer to the early rayon as “crepe de chine” because of its heft and hand feel. Once you have felt it a few times today’s shirts feel so inferior.
Getty ImageCharles Oakley and Jayson Williams were fierce on court rivals during the 1990s, but out of their competitive nature grew a mutual respect for one another that has carried on to this day. Their lives have taken wildly divergent paths since their playing days, as Oak has settled into a somewhat leisurely existence as a burgeoning chef, while Williams’ took a tragic turn when he was involved in the 2002 shooting death of his limo driver.Williams’ legal troubles have been ongoing ever since, and the common thread has been his issues with alcohol abuse. But Williams is reportedly now in recovery and will have a year sober in January.
Lodging for the millions of visitors to the Knoxville events was not well thought out in the first month of the fair. Hotels and motels in the suburbs and downtown were booked quickly and the hotel on the fairgrounds itself was packed. In addition, the lobby of the fairgrounds hotel was always full of loitering non guests, making it impossible to walk through it..
Big man Joel Embiid lacked vinegar all night. He had Aron Baynes, the journeyman Kiwi, posted up deep on consecutive possessions, down 87 77 with 10:12 left and 88 79 with 9:45. The results: Embiid got stuffed by Baynes on a 3 foot turnaround and then inexplicably lost the ball out of bounds the next trip.
A recently discovered map (drawn in 1792) of property along the Third River in an area now known as Memorial Park I, shows the beginning g of a small industry to meet the growing need of local inhabitants. It pictures a dam and pond; a home, gristmill, sawmill and a log yard operated by John and Thomas Speer. Mills located along the Third River became the second major industry in the mid 1800’s Joseph Kingsland operated a paper mill near Kingsland Road that produced a high grade safety paper used by banks throughout the world.
Started in 1994, PAC has 75 teams of dogs and volunteers who participate in approximately 1,200 hospital visits a month. “Every visit is different,” Rice explains. “We see a variety of patient populations, and [visits can] last five minutes to two hours.