More thought needs to be given to that. (more…)
While Ann Romney bemoans the fact the Hispanic-Americans are not at all forthcoming in trusting Republicans, though Mitt is Hispanic-American himself, politics is far from baseball player Louis Cruz‘s mind today. He’s celebrating a win with his LA team homies.
The LA Times notes how Louis Cruz gives the LA Dodgers fan club and the City of LA, a feel good story. Read here.
Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN notes how Cruz came through. More @theBat. Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea -US Presswire.
Mark Saxon Notes: 3 up. 3 down. Dodgers 10. Rockies 8: The Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their three-game losing streak, but not before they nearly blew a 10-0 lead. The Dodgers hung on Wednesday at Coors Field for a wild 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies, who scored all their runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Click on sports news links pick to see more at the diamond below.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.8.12~
“What people will remember will be the good people that were impacted by this tragedy,” said President Barack Obama in Denver, Colorado today.
“As heartbreaking as this is for the families it’s worth us spending most of our time reflecting on young Americans… because they represent what’s best in us and they assure us that out of this darkness a better day is going to come,” he added.
Mr Obama said he came to Aurora less as a president and more as father and a husband. And while he called for reflection on “how we can do something about the senseless violence that continues to mar this country” he gave no indication that he was prepared to embark on a politically risky push for stronger gun controls.
Live Blogging The News:
New Zealand observed as a nation the massacre of innocents at the movies in Aurora, Denver Co. for 11 minutes this evening. Mr Peter Williams, Bernadine Oliver-Kirby, Jenny May-Coffin and Karen Olsen bring the news.
6.00pm: Kate Lynch recalled how James Holmes had died his hair red, released two green canisters in the movie theater, before shooting with four weapons unsuspecting movie goers. He had purchased ammunition from three separate stores like a nutter. His apartment such a booby trap, a robot is needed by police to seize James porn collection in a Kim Dotcom styled Nazi raid authorized (apparently) by Joe Biden. No. But kinda. Wearing a “spidey saves the day – like a boss” tee shirt, witness David Casper piped up on cam to give his account for cameras too.
In serious aspects of the massacre, 50 people are in hospital. 11 still critical. 12 dead. The 5’11 Holmes, was said to be a quiet soccer player, University student. Ray Kelly, Marissa Randazo and Kaitlyn Fonzi, Alex and Tom Sulliven all commented to cam. Chris Ramos talked of surviving the experience, wishing for a moment of “washing away the fear, the dirt and the blood on their skin, okay?”
A young brotha who needs to enrol in NASA asap as he’s so smart, who helped people in the theater was described as a reluctant hero. “I don’t want to say hero,” he denies. “I was in the wrong place at the right time. The wrong place as I had to deal with the situation. The right time, as I was there to help the family.” Well said. (more…)
Breaking News: It was the worst mass shooting in the United States since 32 people were killed on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007. It was the worst in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at the school in the Denver suburb of Littleton, about 15 miles west of Aurora, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves in the school’s library.–CBS News.
CBS News reports that the gunman for the tragic Denver Colorado movie theater shootings, that occurred yesterday in Theater 9 of the suburban movie theater in Aurora Colorado, according to CBS Denver station KCNC-TV has been found. It is a story that has rocked the world.
CBS/AP reports: “The suspect apprehended in the mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater has been identified as James Eagan Holmes, 24, law enforcement sources told CBS News correspondent Bob Orr. The student from San Diego who was a graduate in neourscience in 2010 from the University of California, Riverside is said to have had no prior criminal record. He was study neuroscience in Denver Colorado. The attack is said to have not been terrorism related.
Is it time to review gun laws in the USA? Especially with high unemployment?
More at CBS. Photo: Denver Colorado University.
In the Mid-West USA, the heat is also a risk to community: West a tinderbox of fuel for mega-fires.
UPDATED: ABC’s Diane Sawyer has more.
ABC’s Clayton Sandell, Kevin Dolak and Colleen Curry wrote: Twelve people were killed and 59 were injured in Aurora, Colo., during a sold-out midnight premier of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises when 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly unloaded four weapons’ full of ammunition into the unsuspecting crowd.
The number of casualties makes the incident the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Moviegoer Christopher Ramos today recalled the real-life horror of the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colo., as a gunman decked in riot gear set off smoke bombs and opened fire on the unsuspecting audience.
“People were running everywhere, running on top of me, like kicking me, jumping over me. And there were bodies on the ground,” Ramos said. “I froze up. I was scared. I honestly thought I was going to die.”
“The image in our heads is stuck in there. I still have the ticket right here and honestly, I’m never going to forget this night at all. Because it was the first time I saw something that was real. Like a real-life nightmare that was there, not dreaming of,” Ramos told ABC News today.
Just tragic. Does gun reform in the USA need to be looked at?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.7.12~
Breaking News: MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he was ‘‘shocked and saddened’’ by a deadly shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater and urged the nation to ‘‘come together as one American family’’ in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Obama said in a statement that he and first lady Michelle Obama were shocked by the ‘‘horrific and tragic’’ shooting. Obama said his administration would do everything they can to support the people of Aurora, Colo.
‘‘As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors,’’ Obama said.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in a statement that he and his wife, Ann, were ‘‘deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence’’ that led to the loss of life and injuries. (more…)
Christopher Nolan says “last Batman movie.” More at USA Today.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.7.12~
Brooding ensemble viola notes, the art of whiskey distilling takes time, Brick House Am-Kiwi funk base twang - all on a mission to restore Vietnam’s forgotten, stripped children. On the soul train, actor Danielle Cormack remembers Vietnam today.
The nation’s TV mood – Aotearoa New Zealand today.
[Photos: DC in Vietnam: Facebook & Martin Luther King Jr.-Beaumont Enterprise].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.7.12~
A blog post for Mexican-American content news is: JEWELS OF THE HEART – COLORADO MEXICAN GIRLS IN AUCKLAND CITY.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.7.12~
In Colorado Springs news: Gov John Hickenlooper said “there is nothing firefighters could do when you get this kind of weather,” in responding to fires devastation in Colarado.
The BBC reported: “More than 32,000 people have fled Colorado’s second-biggest city because of raging wildfires that have hit six other US states.
Traffic and smoke choked the streets as people left Colorado Springs and a nearby US Air Force Academy.
Evacuation orders were issued for much of the city as the fire doubled in size to over 24 sq miles (62 sq km). Some 800 firefighters have been deployed. (more…)
After galavanting around almost every football team, Peyton Manning 36 has opted for Colorado’s lure, signing with the Denver Broncos.
Up until he signed, Manning was billed as the the most prominent free agent in NFL history. The Denver Broncos ‘won the prize of lofty new expectations.’
USA’s break out quarterback phenomenon star of 2012, Tim Tebow, just might be feeling a bit of pressure, or, an opportunity to learn from a new teacher in his team.
USA today reports: “Manning, who turns 36 on Saturday, instantly pushes Tim Tebow out of a starting job and assumes his quest to win a second Super Bowl with the franchise hoping to repeat the glory it achieved more than 13 years ago with coach John Elway. Although the USA media are running with the story angle of ‘Tebow’s future now cloudy’ – at least it’s a ‘cloud’ full of some of the best football knowledge America can offer Tebow as a future star of the game. He’d be wise to stay under the cloud then if he can.
For more – head to USA Today.
However, young Tebow may not have that option, Business Insider is speculating today that the Bronco’s will trade Tebow in light of Manning’s signing and that Tebow won’t be released as a free agent, like Manning was on arrival to the Broncos. Read that here.
[Photo caption - Peyton Manning & Tim Tebow . Photo credit: Doug Pensinger - Getty Images].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.3.12~
The other night in Auckland City, I met a cute girl from Colorado who always flies to Mexico to get her teeth done. She looked like a young Jessica Alba.
At 24, she’d work in the jewelry business. She started out selling in high school and eventually progressed to doing road shows right across the USA. Now, she’s done. Journeying to New Zealand to find herself, sipping on a ginger and honey tea she asked me:
“So if you want to do something more beyond sourcing elegant jewels for rich women but a bit deeper than that on a heart level, what does one do?
Why don’t you develop a life course, presenting a 9 sided wordview look on how you discover the potential embedded in your heart. Like, in effect – become a life coach, like a gem cutter of hearts. Then sell your own line of jewelry too.
She said, “Thank you so much.”
He said: “You’re most welcome.” Really he wanted to put her in his pocket and keep her in New Zealand. He could see though that she had a lifetime’s work ahead of her in America.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.3.12~
Vail Resorts to buy Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort is a topic the Los Angeles times is reporting on today. Ben Gavelda notes the acquistion means, “Heavenly and Northstar pass holders get immediate access to Kirkwood and Kirkwood pass holders get immediate access to Heavenly and Northstar.”
With the purchase from Mountain Springs Kirkwood for $18 million, Vail now owns seven top ski locations in the USA. Kirkwood’s marketing man Michael Dalzell sees the sale as “good financial sense.” I wonder how California will feel about a prime ski region being sold to Colorado?
The Sierra Sun writes, “I’ve got mixed emotions,” said professional skier Josh Daiek, who calls Kirkwood home. “I think there’s going to be some really good things that happen. But I’m also a little apprehensive about what’s going to happen to the core of Kirkwood.”
The future improvements may be a good thing for Kirkwood and the Lake Tahoe community. Colorado’s old money sure is able to buy up large today. At least the land remains in American peoples hands. That’s good.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.2.12~
One for my French, Katy McAllister fans via the UK. I only know one of McAllister’s songs. And I know she hails from Colorado. So here’s that song as promo-ed on Tyler Ward ‘s YouTube Music Channel. Tres bien.
Let’s go Colorado songwriters! “i turn your flaws into beauty.” lol!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.1.12~
Denver is in the spotlight regarding the ongoing management of Tim Tebow‘s future football prospects as the eyes of America turn towards John Elway of Denver Broncos management on a very significant week for the team.
The Denver Post reports, “in a season-ending question-and-answer session with head coach John Fox, executive vice president of football operations John Elway and general manager Brian Xanders, that this offseason will be all about the football for Tebow.
Coaching goals being set for Tebow are all about not staring down receivers, improving his footwork in the pocket, being more accurate, and playing more inside the pocket than outside. Looking after Bronco’s investment, Elway said he will go as far as to jump into things himself, working some on the field with Tebow as well as in the video study.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.12~
ESPN Sports is making bank with the Tim Tebow phenomenon that has captured the USA’s attention, hearts and minds. In particular, Tebow’s faith and spiritual focus combined with a heart of compassion, is what many Americans admire about Te Bowie.
Matt Drudge has also noted earlier today that Tebow is “set to break TV records.”
Rick Reilly takes some time to shed a light on what Tim Tebow does off the field, that makes him greater than when he’s on the field. Reilly shares:
“I’ve come to believe in Tim Tebow for what he does off a football field, which is represent the best parts of us, the parts I want to be and so rarely am.
Who among us is this selfless?
Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster’s), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.”
What a guy - spirit tattoo-ed on his heart, reflected in actions for others!
[Photo caption - Denver Broncos Star, Tim Tebow with Jacob Rainey helping Rainey through health problems as a guest of Tebow's at a Broncos gamesthis season. Top photograph courtesy of The Ted Tebow Foundation].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.12~
Yahoo Sports on Tim Tebow‘s Popularity: “Who has a weird throwing motion, two fingers constantly pointed skyward and is the most popular athlete in America? Timothy Richard Tebow, that’s who.
The Denver Broncos quarterback finished first in an ESPN Sports Poll asking Americans about their favorite active athlete. In the survey of 1,502 sports fans over the age of 12, Tebow finished ahead of Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. The second-year veteran earned 3 percent of the vote, well ahead of Bryant’s 2 percent.
ESPN has been conducting the poll every month for the last 18 years. Tebow is just the 11th athlete to top the list and only the sixth in the past five years.”
Full article here. Phot via AP. Words: Chris Chase.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.12~
Days after getting dumped by the Denver Broncos, Kyle Orton has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. It has been a roller coaster week of football reshuffling for Orton. The Washington Post/ AP reports: “ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Kyle Orton’s departure now includes a return trip to Denver.
Orton and his new team will travel to Denver for the season finale on Jan. 1. Tim Tebow supplanted Orton after a 1-4 start and has gone 4-1 to help the Broncos climb back into the AFC West race, a game behind Oakland.
Orton has a chance to go to a place where he could wind up with the starting job, especially with Matt Cassel undergoing season-ending hand surgery and his replacement, Tyler Palko, throwing three interceptions in a loss to New England on Monday night that dropped the Chiefs to 4-6.
“Good for him. Congratulations to him,” Tebow said upon hearing the news Wednesday that Orton was staying in the division. “That will be fun to play him the last game of the year.”
The fact Orton might return to Mile High on the opposing sideline was a risk the Broncos were willing to take.” More on this story can be viewed here.
Most Popular Sports Stories in Washington today are:
- Lions, Packers relatively healthy with Detroit DE Lawrence Jackson only notewort
- Detroit RB Kevin Smith injures leg in first half against Green Bay
- Ohio wrestler Sweet Sexy Sensation
- PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kevin Smith making the most of it
- Detroit RB Kevin Smith injures leg in first half against Green Bay
[Photo caption - The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired former Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton off the waiver wire. We've heard a lot of people weigh in on the move -- some like it, some don't. Photographer - Ed Andrieski - AP]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.11~
Looking at our top ten today, you’d never know that New Zealand was days away from a general election (nobody really cares!); that Egypt’s people are in revolt against a temporary military governance model, that Syria’s leader is being an Adolph diva, that America doesn’t want China to be as best buddies with Australia as the USA is ‘allowed to be’ (the US did let Nicole Kidman be a big star, after all but what about Jackie Chan fans?); that CIA agents were taken captive in Iran, or that Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton has been axed from his team’s line up. Photo courtesy of MileHigh.
Instead, here’s what you valued as your most favorite topics today.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
In US political news:
As the Markets are not that hot today, The Washington Post’s front page news can be read here:
Wall Street Journal News Stories are:
The NZ Breakers beat Cairns Taipans on a (royal wedding) fiercely contested basketball weekend. Auckland City, New Zealand have two big reasons to celebrate tonight. The final score was 71-53. Well done!
World History, Britain: 150 years ago in the UK, William & Catherine Booth became the world’s first “Will and Cate” stars.
According to Winkie Paratene, their story of visionary leadership continues today because the people that “society and churches ignored, this couple did not.”
Their amazing story, can be read in this book by authors Trevor Yaxley with Carolyn Vandervaal.
Today Prince William, pictured here with his bro Prince Harry arriving at Westminster Abbey, becomes the second Will and Kate star couple of Britain.
The top posts voted on Horiwood.Com on a royal wedding day – where a huge spike was achieved on this blog due to Young Royals romancing down an aisles, are as follows:
4. About Horiwood–>Culture, oil & US – Kim Knight & Taika Cohen
10. Tie A: Princess Beatrice of York
10. Tie B: Designer Catherine Walker
10. Tie C: Coat of Arms for The Duchess of Cambridge
10. Tie D: Harry Windsor
Publishing Details – Authors, Trevor Yaxley with Carolyn Vanderwal. Manuscript editor Rick Killian, Boulder Colorado. Cover Design Dan Thornberg. Library of Congress Catalogue No. BX9743.B7y39 2003. Publisher Bethany House Publishers, Minneapolis, Minnesota-
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.4.11~
Once upon… a yellow bonnet poet Joshua Beckman writes groovy American poetry.
My pick today, In Colorado, In Oregon, upon. Thanks Josh.
In Colorado, In Oregon, upon each beloved fork, a birthday is celebrated. I miss each and every one of my friends. I believe in getting something for nothing. Push the chair, and what I can tell you with almost complete certainty is that the chair won't mind. And beyond hope, I expect it is like this everywhere. Music soothing people. Change rolling under tables. The immaculate cutoff so that we may continue. A particular pair of trees waking up against the window. This partnership of mind, and always now in want of forgiveness. That forgiveness be the domain of the individual, like music or personal investment. Great forward-thinking people brought us the newspaper, and look what we have done. It is time for forgiveness. Dear ones, unmistakable quality will soon be upon us. Don't wait for anything else.
~Shared by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA as blog post no. 12607. Horiwood.Com is a 3,000,000 attained website, made in the USA. Peace!~