Archives for May 2010
“What can we do to improve our relationship with our family?”
Photos and questions by Harry Kemp
Church Weekly Announcements
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God’s Kingdom is at Hand Tour
Join Shone Bagley for the 2010 God’s Kingdom at Hand Tour. that will be held Saturday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 25. The events will be held at the Radisson -North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Rd., and Ramada Limited, 2111 E. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, respectively.
There is no cost to attend (a free will offering will be accepted), however, registration is required. Participants may register at www.shonebagley.com or by calling 414-699-1962 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
2010 Family Summit and Expo
All are urged to attend to witness this great event that will be held Saturday, May 22 at the Early View Academy of Excellence Campus, 7132 W. Good Hope Rd.
During The 2010 Family Summit and Expo, organizational representatives will be present to give information on: health, wealth, jobs, education, relationships, raising children, practical life applications and much more. Participants can receive free HIV, blood pressure and other health screenings.
Dr. Earl Suttle, founder and Chairman of Leadership Success International, LLC.; Dr. Lester Carter, owner and operator of Carter’s Drug Store and Dr. J.L. Johnson, founder, owner and operator of The Aloe Man, Inc. will speak during the event.
For registration information and more, call 414-431-0001.
Tabernacle Community Baptist Church Pastoral Installation
The Tabernacle Community Baptist Church will soon celebrate the installation of its sixth pastor, The Reverend Don Darius Butler. The service of investiture is planned for Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010, with an Evening of Sacred Song, Friday May 21, respectively. During the celebration of a new covenant between pastor and people, we seek to reconnect with our community and business partners.
9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art
in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us
this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as
we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
The fall of a would-be King
by Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
North Carolina (BASN) — This is merely speculation from a spectator.
But something strange happen during that Boston-Cleveland series.
Actually, it started when he shot that left-handed free throw against Chicago.
I am not saying, he wasn’t hurt. He probably was..
But something happen to him. He lost the spark in his eyes.
He lost the pep in his step. He lost the glide in his stride.
Maybe, it was simply too much pressure for his broad shoulders to carry.
Maybe, his knees buckled just a “little” bit with the entire city on his back while trying to make a layup while being double teamed.
Psychologically, it looked as if his heart was being held hostage.
Physically, it looked as if he was being tortured by thoughts of treason as he nervously bit his finger nails.
Honestly, he had that far away look in your eyes……
He, in fact looked spaced, spooked, shocked, and shooked as if he was playing Russian Roulette.
Something just wasn’t right.
Yeah, everybody is entitled to have a bad game, but he looked dis-connected, dis-engaged, and distant.
What was wrong with him?
Even the commentators noticed it. The sportswriters wrote about it.
The fans watched it. The barber shops debated it.
And we all saw it. Let’s not pretend.
Because he looked as if he had made a deal with the devil but regretted the decision.
He looked as if he had cashed out and in but was ashamed to admit it.
He looked as if he was fighting against himself.
It, in fact looked as if he had already exited the building before the game’s opening tip-off.
It looked as if he had conformed and joined the darkside.
Soul out and succumbed to the pressure.
But even before, he got the pen,his name was already signed on the dotted line.
He had already sealed the deal with the golden hand shake to avoid the silver bullet.
His suitcase was already neatly packed.
But only he knows the truth.
He tried to make it look good but his body language gave him away.
And to the city of Cleveland, I’m sad to say, I think it’s all over.
The Drive. The Fumble.The Shot. And the What Not.
And I witnessed it all….
The Fall of a Would be King.
Eric D. Graham is the author and alter ego of the infamous BASN character “Bobbee Bee”. An upcoming cartoonist who graduated from Winston-Salem State University, Graham is also a local sportswriter for the Warsaw-Faison Newspapers of North Caroli
“There’s no question Tiger is getting some pretty tough treatment, certainly far more skeptical than anything he’s ever encountered…”You see it in the neck injury coverage especially, and I think that’s in large part Tiger’s fault for not being able to simply say, “I slept on my neck wrong, everyone knows how that goes.’ Instead he mentions a bulging disk possibility and other nonsense after just days before saying he was 100 percent.”–Geoff Shackelford, a golf journalist who blogs at GeoffShackelford.com.
by Greg Connors
Buffalo — The relationship between Tiger Woods and the golf media in recent years resembled what seemed to be an amicable marriage of convenience.
TV and print coverage helped Woods to build his brand, while access to Tiger boosted ratings or circulation figures for the media.
But, as with Tiger’s personal life, there were problems lurking behind the facade. Woods and his agent, Mark Steinberg of IMG, had a history of not letting the media get too close to the golf superstar.
Team Tiger wanted to control the narrative. Woods himself could be very unfriendly to media people who fell out of his good graces.
“He’s never really given up a whole lot in the media center,” said Brandel Chamblee, an analyst for the Golf Channel and a former PGA Tour player.
“People would ask him questions and if he didn’t like their answers he would rebuff them. There are stories of him leaving press conferences and gloating to his friends: “Did you see me give it to that reporter?’ ”
That atmosphere made for some dull news conferences, especially when some of the questions were of the softball variety, teed up belt-high.
At the 2009 Masters, Woods was coming back from a knee injury. A reporter asked him, “Is it possible that because you’ve missed the last two, you approach this major championship with more zest, or is it the same? You always seem to approach major championships with zest.”
Then, Thanksgiving 2009 happened. That’s the night Woods received medical treatment for a car mishap outside his Florida home. Word soon got out that he had been unfaithful to his wife, many times with many women. A tabloid sex scandal rocked Tiger’s world and kept him out of the public eye for several months.
When he returned to face the media, at the start of Masters week in early April, things changed. The reporters at Augusta dug right in, asking Woods about why he kept so silent for weeks after the scandal came to light; about his connection to Anthony Galea, a doctor arrested for possession of performance-enhancing drugs; and about his relationship with his wife, Elin.
And last weekend, when Woods withdrew from Sunday’s fourth round of The Players Championship, saying he had a neck injury, some critics sharpened their knives.
Chamblee asked if Woods’ devotion to weightlifting made him more injury-prone. Mike Celizic of NBCSports.com blasted Tiger for quitting and wrote, “His life is a toxic waste dump.”
It seems it’s payback time for the golf media. Woods’ karma account was way overdrawn. “Every single journalist has a story about how they were rebuffed by Tiger,” Chamblee said. “[Mark] Steinberg gave enough people the Heisman [Trophy stiff-arm]. For the most part, [journalists] don’t really bring up the infidelity. What they bring up was the way he treated people.
“There’s a backlash from the media. It’s a kind of revenge for the way that they were treated by Tiger and his camp for so long.”
Mike Walker, a senior editor at Golf Magazine, says reporters these days “are more vocal about their irritation with Woods over how he ducks questions, never discloses injuries and is reluctant to say where and when he’s playing. There’s also a sense that you can’t believe what he says anymore.”
Woods does seem to have a credibility issue, especially about injuries.
For one thing, He’s so secretive with information about injuries that he makes a hockey coach look like a town crier by comparison.
“There’s no question Tiger is getting some pretty tough treatment, certainly far more skeptical than anything he’s ever encountered,” said Geoff Shackelford, a golf journalist who blogs at GeoffShackelford.com.
“You see it in the neck injury coverage especially, and I think that’s in large part Tiger’s fault for not being able to simply say, “I slept on my neck wrong, everyone knows how that goes.’ Instead he mentions a bulging disk possibility and other nonsense after just days before saying he was 100 percent.”
“He’s fudging the truth on the simplest of things and that gives the media the impression that he doesn’t have much respect for them.”
Jay Busbee, editor of the Devil Ball golf blog on Yahoo! Sports, wonders if some of the criticism is overzealous. “There is indeed a sense that Tiger is something of a wounded elephant at this point,” Busbee said. “Now, everyone’s feeling a little bit freer to get their shots in. Some of it is unfair, some of it is vindictive, but a lot of it is just giving Tiger the same honest, non-hero-worship treatment that every other golfer on tour gets.”
Busbee says Woods’ Feb. 19 public appearance, in which he read a statement but took no questions, was a turning point for some of the press.
“The golf writers finally grew a bit of a spine,” Busbee said. “There are … still the guys who will ask, “Tiger, how’s your knee?’ with stars in their eyes, but there are a lot more writers who’ve realized that they’ve given Woods a free pass, and they’re not going to let that happen again.”
Greg Connors is a sports reporter for the Buffalo (N.Y.) News. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]
Community comes out to enjoy baseball at Miller Park
Thanks to the generosity of the Milwaukee Brewers’ Community Foundation, baseball and Brewers fans from various area churches and community based organization were able to root for the home team during Brewer home games in April and May at Miller Park. These fans had the opportunity to enjoy the eminities and atmosphere of one of the most beautiful ballparks in Major League Baseball, which includes the Sausage Races (at right). Photos by Harry Kemp
Print Media Readers Make Healthier Choices
Even with the widespread use of the Internet to get our daily dose of information, people who rely on the print media for their health information – along with those who turn to community organizations – tend to do better than Web-seekers at following a healthy lifestyle, new research finds.
“I think much is to be learned about health information-seeking behaviors and their relationship to the adoption of health behaviors in various demographic groups,” said Nicole Redmond, M.D., who led the team of researchers. “One of the challenges in this area is the rapidly evolving nature of information technology.
“Telecommunications such as text messaging and Internet access through smart phones and social networking sites have created a very different communications landscape in a very short time frame.”
Redmond is in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
The study, which appears in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, used data from the 2005 and 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) and included responses from more than 10,000 participants.
The survey asked about which two categories of sources participants were more likely to use for health information.
Did they turn to mass media, which included Internet, TV and print media, or interpersonal sources, such as family and friends, community organizations and health care providers?
Redmond and her colleagues looked for a link between the sources participants chose and whether they followed healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as not smoking, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting recommended cancer screening.
They found that print media, community organizations and health care providers showed the strongest associations.
“I was not entirely surprised by the role of community organizations, but I did expect that friends and family would have shown a significant association with some health behaviors as well,” said Redmond.
In the 2005 HINTS, those who used print media and community organizations for information had increased odds of meeting fruit and vegetable recommendations and being a nonsmoker than those who used other sources.
Likewise, in the 2007 survey, those who reported recent use of health care providers as a source for information had 32 percent higher odds of meeting recommended fruit and vegetable intake, and 36 percent higher odds of having had a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy than those who didn’t use a health care provider.
“In general, the increased trend toward more people seeking health information online or through other public domain sources, such as print publications, is a good thing,” said Jennifer McClure, Ph.D., associate director for research at the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle. “But there is a downside, too.
Consumers need to be careful when seeking health care information through the public domain. They need to rely on credible sources and be sure to follow up with their health care providers before making significant changes to their lifestyle behaviors based on this information.”
Among the more than 3,000 May graduates at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee are many who are headed out to make a difference in their communities.
Some of these graduates already have started.
Theodore “TR” Badger, who received his B.S. in Architectural Studies, has researched development in a tiny, historic township near Chicago, and also helped “pre-design” new buildings in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.
Fernando Orozco, who received his B.S. in Community Education, established a support system for student commuters, and helped research a new bus route that made it easier for South Side students to get to UWM.
Both Badger and Orozco credit UWM’s McNair Program with helping interest them in research. The federal program, named for astronaut Ronald McNair, encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to enter graduate school.
A bachelor’s degree in architecture allows for limited practice, notes Badger, but becoming a registered, licensed architect requires a master’s degree. “If it weren’t for McNair, I would not have even considered graduate school.”
In addition to presenting his McNair research on a Somali Bantu refugee curriculum project at four conferences, Orozco worked with a faculty member studying health issues affecting Latinos and mental health issues impacting Native Americans.
Both contributed in other ways to the local and national communities.
While at UWM, Orozco established Loyalty Equals Brotherhood to provide a support system for students who commuted from various neighborhoods in Greater Milwaukee.
“We needed a reason to stay on campus, even if that was to study or to play sports,” says Orozco. “We wanted to live that college life even though we commuted.”
When the group found Latino neighborhoods in Milwaukee did not have a direct bus route to UWM, they began to do research as part of a “park-and-ride” transportation proposal.
They collected ZIP codes, conducted questionnaires, compiled data and looked at socioeconomic factors affecting a group of some 600 students, then presented this information to university officials.
In 2006, the Rockwell Park-Ride Lot was established, providing easier access to the university for students living on Milwaukee’s South Side.
“A lot more community outreach is needed,” says Orozco. “People stay in their neighborhoods and have no navigation outside of their neighborhood.”
Many people in his neighborhood, he says, also lacked information about the opportunities available to them through a university education.
Badger’s work at UWM included a number of hands-on field experiences in the community. A favorite, he says, was a design studio in New Orleans that gave the UWM students an opportunity to work with professional architects who are rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward.
One of Badger’s projects was working on a house for a resident whom he got to know personally.
His goal, he says, was to approach redevelopment in the urban community in a way that could give low-income residents the same design experience that wealthy clients might have.
Both Badger and Orozco are headed for graduate school next.
Orozco, who will go to the University of Michigan, hopes to get his master’s and, eventually, his doctorate in Higher Education Administration. Badger is considering offers from several graduate programs in architecture.