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1  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Has anyone attended an SEC game on campus? If so how was the experience? on: Yesterday at 10:32:19 PM
I've had plenty of opportunity to attend but just can't seem to make myself go. I keep thinking why give my money to schools who definitely do not need it. They do not support us. So I just support my HBCU's with my money and time. I figure only difference is more people(especially white) and larger stadium. I have no desire to attend one. Definitely could have went to the GA Tech/GA Southern game two weeks ago since I have close kin attending both schools. Decided not too. Turned down the tickets and invitation. I will admit I do Have a 50 yard line reserved luxury seat at my home for any televised college football game when not attending my school games.
2  Discussion / Politics / Re: The Secret Service Ignored Shots Fired Into the White House... on: Yesterday at 05:22:43 PM

A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.

The incident occurred as Obama appeared at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis.

The contractor did not comply when Secret Service agents asked him to stop using a phone camera to videotape the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident.

Agents questioned him, and used a database check to learn of his criminal history.

When a supervisor from the private security firm approached and learned of the agents’ concern, the contractor was fired on the spot and agreed to turn over his gun — surprising agents, who had not realized he was armed during his encounter with Obama.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he was appalled when whistleblowers came forward to him with this account. The Washington Post confirmed details of the event with other people familiar with the review.

“You have a convicted felon within arms reach of the president and they never did a background check,” Chaffetz said. “Words aren’t strong enough for the outrage I feel for the safety of the President and his family. “

He added: “His life was in danger. This country would be a different world today if he had pulled out his gun.”

Elements of the breach were first reported Tuesday afternoon by the Washington Examiner.

It is the latest in a string of embarrassments for the Secret Service, whose director, Julia Pierson, drew criticism Tuesday from lawmakers in both parties during a combative hearing focused on security breaches.

A Secret Service spokesman said the agency would provide a response soon.

3  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Dumb Shyt...Woman accused of filing fake $94 million tax return. on: September 28, 2014, 07:05:34 AM
I'm thinking anyone who thinks they can get away with something like this is a little off their rocker. She did have enough sense to smirkingly say, " No comment". Realizing that she had done something very stupid and words were not going to help her at that moment. It's not like she is going to wait for her attorney before she speaks.
4  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Dumb Shyt...Woman accused of filing fake $94 million tax return. on: September 26, 2014, 08:39:37 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A woman accused of filing a phony state tax return for $94 million was arrested when she attempted to claim her check at a Cobb County bank, Channel 2 Action News reported.
5  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / People are crazy so crazy.Mother tries to serve v@gina cookies to second graders on: September 26, 2014, 08:20:24 PM
One of the unwritten rules of parenthood is that if you want to make cookies shaped like sexx organs, don’t bring them to school.  A mother decided to make a batch of tasty cookies shaped like a woman’s v@gina, only to act surprised when the teacher refused to serve them to the kids.

Her Reddit name is Autumn Lilly, and she is getting a lot of raised eyebrows on the Internet.  Lilly chose to express her feminist ambitions by proudly creating cookies shaped like a woman’s special body part and sending them to school with her daughter.  You have to ask yourself- if her husband had made cookies shaped like a male’s you-know-what, would he have been arrested?  He may have at least been sent to the psyche ward for evaluation.

The teacher once encouraged parents to bring snacks to school for the children, which is dangerous enough already.  There’s no telling what a parent could put in a child’s food and it would make the school liabel if anything goes wrong.  But while the teacher fully expected parents to be creative in their offerings to the kids, she never expected anything like this.

According to published reports, the woman told the teacher:

“I decided you can use these to teach the kids about the woman’s vagina today.”

When the teacher refused to serve the cookies, the woman was deeply offended.   This led to a yelling match between the mother and teacher, with the mother saying that the kids should be proud of their vaginas.  The teacher also says that she served the cookies to the kids after taking the frosting off the top.

What do you think?  Is there any acceptable reason for any parent to bring in cookies that look like adult sex organs?
6  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Caught on camera: Half-clothed woman rushes to roof to escape intruder on: September 26, 2014, 02:33:09 PM
LOS ANGELES (NBC LOS ANGELES) - A woman climbed to the roof of her home Wednesday to hide from a man who broke into her Venice residence as she was sleeping.

Los Angeles Police responded to reports of a burglar on the roof on the 200 block of Windward Avenue. Officers had their guns drawn during what turned out to be a confusing scene in the neighborhood north of Venice Boulevard.

The woman was half-clothed and curled up on the roof behind a window unit that extended from the rooftop. According to witnesses, some onlookers and police were unsure whether or not she was the burglar, as the woman refused to come down from the roof despite police demands.
7  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Excitement builds for Albany State home opener on: September 24, 2014, 07:20:39 AM
I'm excited to be coming home to see a football game. I get the chance to attend a home game in the confines of the Rams Den, visit relatives and friends. No, I'm not happy about the results of last two games we've played but, Oh well. That's another stroy.
8  Discussion / On the Sidelines and In The Stands / It's Official!!! MRSB is going to CALI on: September 24, 2014, 03:48:46 AM
It's Official!!!

ASU interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Marcia Hood said the band was excited, honored by the invite

ALBANY — The award winning Albany State University Marching Band has been invited to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day 2016 in Pasadena, Calif.

The parade is a prelude to the annual Rose Bowl, which in 2016 will pit highly-ranked college football teams from the Pac 12 and Big Ten against each other.

The criteria for selection are based on “excellent musicianship, strong performance skills, interesting entertainment value and outstanding directorship” according to Richard DeJesu, chairman of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

“We are extremely pleased and excited,” said ASU interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Marcia Hood. “It will showcase the hard work that our students and faculty have put toward this effort as they do all the time. We are also extremely proud of them and excited to showcase our institution.”

Michael Decuir, director of ASU’s band, submitted an application for consideration last spring to the Rose Bowl committee. The application included a performance video and recommendation letters from retired band directors at Florida A&M, Jackson State and Tennessee State universities.

“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to participate in that parade,” Decuir said. “It’s the premier parade in this country.”

The invitation, which arrived earlier this month, gives the band 15 months to organize its trip to the West Coast. A fundraising committee will be established to develop a budget. Albany State faculty, staff, students and representatives from the Albany community will comprise the committee.

“From band staff and members, to drum majors and section leaders, everyone has done their part to make sure that we become the best band in the land,” said drum major James Worthy, a senior education major from Albany. “My classmates and I are beyond ecstatic about the invitation. Our hard work, dedication and discipline finally paid off.

“We cannot wait until the day comes that we will march through the streets of California. We are the Marching Rams Show Band, a standard of excellence.”

“We are thrilled that the band was selected. The band members’ participation in the Tournament of Roses Parade will be an experience that they will remember and cherish for a lifetime,” said Florence Lyons, interim chairwoman of ASU’s Department of Fine Arts.

The group, also known as “the soul of Southwest Georgia, the sound of Albany and the beat of Dougherty County,” includes 175 members.





9  Discussion / Sports Forum / Excitement builds for Albany State home opener on: September 24, 2014, 03:41:52 AM

Rams will entertain Miles College at 7 p.m. Saturday night

ALBANY — Football practice at Albany State seemed a little different on Tuesday. For a program that has opened with consecutive losses, the team seemed to run faster, hit harder and talk a little more.

Playing at home after a pair of road games has a tendency to generate excitement. When Albany State entertains Miles College at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Albany State University Coliseum, the players said they can hardly wait.

“I’m so excited … it’s coming along too slow,” senior linebacker Larry Whitfield said. “I’m ready to play right now. I still have a few days to get ready, but I’m just so ready to play right now. As soon as I step onto the field, I’m just going to let everything out.”

While the Rams’ first two games at Valdosta State and against Tuskegee in Phenix City, Ala. may not have been classified by Albany State coaches as true road games because the trips were less than two hours and the team did not stay overnight before the game, but junior linebacker Tavarius Washington said there’s no place like home.

“We’re just ready to open up our home field with a bang,” he said.

Saturday will be just one of three home games this season for the Rams, who will also entertain Lane College on Oct. 11 and Clark Atlanta on Oct. 25. That leaves three more road trips before Albany State meets Fort Valley State in the annual Fountain City Classic in Columbus on Nov. 8.

“It’ll be nice playing at home on campus and I know the crowd will be buzzing,” Albany State coach Mike White said. “Miles College will have some fans here, so it should be an exciting game, and it’s going to be one of those fourth-quarter drag-outs. So we’ve got to perform in the fourth quarter.”

RUSH DEFENSE BETTER: After the Rams surrendered 188 rushing yards in a season-opening 38-10 loss at Valdosta State, White said he was impressed with his team’s defensive effort against the run. Albany State allowed the Golden Tigers to rush for just 55 yards.

“I thought we played better,” White said. “Giving up 55 yards in the whole game was a lot better. We do have some things we can improve on in that category. If we don’t stop the run, we’re in trouble. That’s the name of the game first and foremost, but we’ve got to play some pass defense, too. We’ve got to have a good game.”

KICKING GAME IMPORTANT: One thing that has been consistent has been junior kicker Zachary Gayden-Holley. The 2013 SIAC first-teamer was 1 for 1 on field goals against Valdosta State, then drilled a 21-yarder against Tuskegee to make it 20-12 midway through the fourth quarter.

“He’s not a long-range kicker but when we get the ball down inside the 25, he’s pretty good,” White said. “He’s pretty accurate. He was probably a huge difference in our scoring last year. When we didn’t get into the end zone, we knew we could count on his three points. Last Saturday, I thought we had to have touchdowns to beat Tuskegee and I didn’t go for one of the field goals.

“We went for it on fourth down and didn’t get it, but at the same time, it’s a good feeling knowing you can count on those three points from him.”

OFFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT: Against Tuskegee, the Rams outgained the Tigers 312-260 in total offense. However, the team is still having trouble scoring. That’s something White said has to change.

“Offensively, it seems to be the line, the quarterback, the receivers … we’re not executing,” White said. “The guys are determined that they’re going to play a lot better. I’m just disappointed that in two games, we’re just averaging about 10 points per game. I think we’ll see a better effort from them and even though we’ve played two quality opponents, I think we’re a better offense than we’ve been showing.”
10  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Albany State basketball legend Caldwell Jones dies at the age of 64 on: September 23, 2014, 07:01:23 AM
Canzano: Former Trail Blazer Caldwell Jones answered one final question before his death

Caldwell Jones attended the 7:30 a.m. service at the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, on Sunday morning. After church, as he always does with his wife and three daughters, Jones went to brunch....

11  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Albany State basketball legend Caldwell Jones dies at the age of 64 on: September 23, 2014, 03:51:19 AM
Former NBA, ASU star Caldwell Jones dies

ALBANY, GA - (WALB) - Former NBA and Albany State basketball player Caldwell Jones passed away on Sunday, at 64.

Jones played for ASU from 1969-1973. During that time, he tallied a total 2,237 points and almost 2,000 rebounds. The Golden Rams garnered a four-year record of 80-31 and won the 1973 SIAC Men's Basketball Championship with the 7' 2" Jones playing center. During his senior season, Jones played for his brother Oliver, who had taken over as head coach. The team finished with a 23-6 record.

Because of his stellar play at Albany State, Jones was selected 32nd overall in the second round of the 1973 NBA draft. For the first three years of his professional career, Jones played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) with the San Diego Conquistadors (1973-1975), San Diego Sails (ABA), Kentucky Colonels (1975) and Spirits of St. Louis (1975-1976). During the 1973-74 season, he led the ABA in blocked shots. He also played in the 1975 ABA All-Star Game.

Jones then made his move to the NBA and became a member of the high-powered Philadelphia 76ers teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Playing alongside Julius Erving and a host of other stars, Jones was known as a defensive specialist because of his rebounding, shot blocking and pesky position defense. He was a two-time selection to the NBA's All-Defensive Team. Jones' hustle, rebounding, and defense helped him produce a 17-year professional basketball career.

From 1982-1990, Jones played for the Houston Rockets (1982-1984), Chicago Bulls (1984-1985), Portland Trail Blazers (1985-1989) and San Antonio Spurs (1989-1990). As a Houston Rocket, Jones received the opportunity to play with his brother Major. During his career, he gathered 10,241 points, 10,685 rebounds and 2,297 blocks.

Jones was born on August 4, 1950 in McGehee, Arkansas. A standout player at Desha Central High School, he received acclaim as one of the legendary Jones Brothers which also included Charles, Major, Melvin (also deceased), Oliver and Wilbert. The Jones Family is widely recognized as the only family to produce six brothers who played professional basketball, including four who played in the NBA. All six brothers attended Albany State.

In 1999, Jones joined Alice Coachman-Davis, Robert C. Marshall, Robert Cross, Obie O'Neal and Dr. Billy C. Black as the first class to be inducted into the Albany State University Sports Hall of Fame.

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12  Discussion / Sports Forum / Albany State basketball legend Caldwell Jones dies at the age of 64 on: September 23, 2014, 03:46:07 AM
Caldwell Jones was one of six brothers who played center at ASU and one of four to play in the NBA

ALBANY — Former NBA star Caldwell Jones, one of four basketball playing brothers and an Albany State University legend, has died at the age of 64.

Jones who played at what was then Albany State College from 1969 to 1973, enjoyed a 17-year career as a professional, breaking into the league in 1973 with the San Diego Conquistadors of the American Basketball Association. Jones later played with the Kentucky Colonels and the Spirits of St. Louis of the ABA before joining the Philadelphia Sixers in 1976. He later played with the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers before ending his NBA career in 1990 with the San Antonio Spurs.

His brothers, Charles, Wil and Major, all played both at Albany State and in the NBA.

A lanky 6-11 pivot man, Caldwell Jones played alongside Julius “Dr. J” Erving in Philadelphia and was known for his defense. He was an ABA All-Star in 1975 and was a two-time NBA all-Defensive First team player in 1981 and 1982.

In his final year in the NBA, Jones was the oldest player in the league, earning him the nickname of “Pops.” During that one season with the Spurs, Jones help mentor a rookie named David Robinson.

The Jones family has deep roots at Albany State. Another Jones brother, Oliver, also played at ASU then coached the Golden Rams for 28 years. For 18 straight years, a Jones brother played center at Albany State.

Funeral Arrangements are pending.
13  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Anyone get the iPhone 6 today ,please share your thoughts? on: September 22, 2014, 10:55:28 AM
10 Million times $850.00 equals how much... DAM! I'm in the wrong business. I heard they are expected to sell over 80 million world wide before its all done.
14  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Anyone get the iPhone 6 today ,please share your thoughts? on: September 20, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
Verizon Will Let You Upgrade Two Months Early So You Can Buy An iPhone 6

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-iphone-6-early-upgrade-promotion-2014-9#ixzz3DuRtAqWR
15  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Anyone get the iPhone 6 today ,please share your thoughts? on: September 20, 2014, 01:36:45 PM
I went by the store at 1:00pm and saw the line and did not stop. My two year contract will not be up till November anyway.

Cap, check your renewal with your carrier. They might allow you to renew without penalty if you're that close. I ordered the 64gb 6plus and it won't be here until between Nov 9th and Nov 27th.  two months after my renal date. My actual new bill will not start until the phone is activated. I'm hoping it's here earlier.
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