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The Utah Jazz Play to Hear the Sweet Sound of an NBA Championship

Have you ever wondered why the Utah Jazz is named as such? New Orleans, Louisiana was the birthplace of jazz, right? In fact, the NBA squad, the Utah Jazz, was originally the New Orleans Jazz. The Jazz played in New Orleans from 1975-1979. When the team moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, it retained the original team name.

Here are some interesting facts about Utah:

• Utah’s name originates from the Ute Native Americans
• Utah’s nickname is the “Beehive State”
• The state bird is ironically the California Sea Gull
• The Utah state flag contains a beehive, which symbolizes diligence
• Major industries include farming, mining, natural gas, oil, and steel production

The Utah Jazz’s premiere season in the NBA included some sour notes. They lost their first game to the Portland Trailblazers, and ended the season with 24-58 record. Although the Jazz’s first season was disappointing, they were beginning to create a solid foundation on which to build the franchise.

Less than two decades after entering the NBA, the Jazz’s team was playing sweet music. In particular, the duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone created one of the best one-two punches in the league. In 1996-1997, the Jazz earned a franchise-best 64-18 during the regular season.

The Jazz would glide through the playoffs. They sank the Los Angeles Clippers (3-0), drowned the Los Angeles Lakers (4-1), and eliminated the Houston Rockets in a war (4-2). In the NBA Finals, the Jazz faced Michael Jordan and the mighty Chicago Bulls. Though the Jazz played the Bulls closely, the Bulls overpowered them and won the series (4-2).

Having established a solid team, the Jazz would play all the right notes during the next regular season, finishing with an outstanding 62-20 record. In the playoffs, the Jazz would battle back to shoot down the Houston Rockets (3-2), unseat the San Antonio Spurs (4-1), and then drain the Los Angeles Lakers (4-0).

Many NBA experts chose the Utah Jazz to end the Bulls’ five-championship dynasty. However, the Jazz fell behind in the series 3-1, and never recovered. In Game 6, Michael Jordan willed the Bulls to victory and a 4-2 series win.

How have the Jazz fared since their last trip to the NBA Finals? While they have made seven playoff appearances and won three division crowns, the farthest they have advanced was to the Western Conference Finals (2007).

Throughout their history, the Jazz have retired the jersey numbers of seven players:

Adrian Dantley – #4 (Forward): 1979-1984
Mark Eaton – #53 (Center): 1982-1993
Darrell Griffith – #35 (Guard): 1980-1991
Jeff Hornacek – #14 (Guard): 1993-2000
Karl Malone – #32 (Forward): 1985-2003
Pete Maravich – #7 (Guard): 1974-1980
John Stockton – #12 (Guard) 1984-2003

It is inevitable that some of these players will also enter the basketball Hall of Fame.

While the Utah Jazz has earned two trips to the NBA Finals, it has not completed its song. Use Utah Jazz merchandise to cheer on the team to the sweet sound of an NBA Championship!

Rick Grantham
http://www.articlesbase.com/sports-and-fitness-articles/the-utah-jazz-play-to-hear-the-sweet-sound-of-an-nba-championship-707302.html

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Posted by admin - May 29, 2012 at 7:00 am

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Whats the best advice to start adding seafood into my diet?

I have never had the urge to eat seafood in my first 20 years. I am moving down south in which a huge part of the culture is seafood. I almost feel obliged to start eating this diet. Whats some seafood i can eat that will draw me in and not gross me out? They have such an obsession with crab down in louisiana, whats the best way to eat crab? thanks for your replies!

Boiled or Grilled — Start with Salmon — it has a mild taste. I’ve had crab legs boiled and also had them grilled — it depends … both of those ways are good, and with a little melted butter (dip the meat in it — you will need to crack the shell), it tastes great.

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Posted by admin - May 23, 2012 at 4:18 am

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Grambling State University EA Sports 2005

Here is the GSU version of the EA Sports NCAA 2005 entrance…

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Posted by admin - May 22, 2012 at 3:52 am

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would i satisfy u? entertain u? and what show, if any, would u like to see me on?

Question by Undertaker4Lyfe: would i satisfy u? entertain u? and what show, if any, would u like to see me on?
i train everyday & work real hard on it

Name: Jonathan Hebert
From: Jennings, Louisiana

Nick Name(s):
Jonny
The Louisiana Dream (Main One)
The Bayou Beast
The Secret from the Swamp
The Classical Cajun
Louis XV
King of Louisiana
The Rajin’ Cajun

Sayings/Quotes:
“I will beat you .. within an inch .. of your life!”
“Tear Dat Ass Up!”
“Well beware! Cause I’m the real coonass!” (then start punching into an attack)
Like the Rock: “Cause I’m Straight From theeeee Swamp!”
D-Generation X “We are the second Generation, of Dee Generation!”
D-Generation X “For the thousands in attendance… And the millions watching at home… Whoooooooooooo’ssss gonna get ready to SUCK IT! If ya not down with that, we got two words for ya, SUCK IT!”
D-Generation X “Suck It!”
“Louis XXV, King of Louisiana”

Music:
” Rollin’ ” or ” HipHop Zyderock (Louisiation X) ”

Taunts:
Crotch Chops
Ok sign with pinky down.
Jeff Hardy fingers
3 Fingers with Thumb and Pointer’s down. (Sometimes in a cut throat form)

Stables:
D-Generation X (LX)

Stable Moves:
Snap Shot
Cajundome Special (chop block / spear combo)
Immoveable Object (Superkick / Belly Pierce Combo)

Match Specialties:
Ladder / TLC Match
Demon’s Playground of Elimination (3 Stages of Hell 4-Way Elimination Style)
Louisiana Swamp Match (The ring is surounded with water with mud in it and has weapons floating including: fishing pools, drum sticks, floaty, fishing bucket, white perch LIVE fish(es), worms, and beer bottles. In this match the ring will have all ropes, but they will be covered in wet, slippery algae.)

Signature Weapons:
Signapore Cane
Mardi Gras Beeds
Chair

Basic Character
Heel: Comic/Delinquent/Egolistical Heel
Face: Showman/Hardcoe/Comic

Moves:
Finishers:
The Black Gold (Superkick)
Frog Splash
-Cradle of Louisiana Oil / Oil Drill (Pedigree to double-underhook codebreaker. Note: This is the Cypress Knee Cap to heavier opponents.)

Danger Mode Moves
Passion, Destiny, and Consequence (Dragon Sleeper into an RKO and/or RKO)

Pre-Finish Moves:
Bayou Death Lock (Gogoplata)
Secret of the Swamp (GTS / Neck Breaker Combo)
Spine Buster (My Version)
Rydeem Buster

Combos:
Creole Strikes (3 Right Hand Snap Jabs, Knee Attack, Uppercut, Blow To Gut, European Upper Cut, “Sucka” Taunt with Big Jab)
Whip to turnbuckle followed by a one-hand bulldog
Knife Edge Chops to ropes, then a whip followed by a running high knee. Then, a knee drop. When opponent gets up theres an elbow smash and then a snap STO.
Face buster to the knee followed by a whip and opponent comes back into my spinebuster.
Upper cut like Kane followed by a Rice Plant (Regal Neckbreaker) and then a Crack ‘Em In The Mouth.

Normal Moves:
Swamp Shooter (Elevated Sharpshooter)
Cypress Knee Cap (Runnings or Whip Into High Knee)
Katrina’s Devestation (Stone Cold Stunner)
Hebert Special (Turnbuckle DDT w/ Running Leg Drop)
Triangle Choke
Face Breaker (1. Pedigree Position, 2. Left Arm hooked under opponents, 3. Spin into a crossface)
Diving Closeline
Snap DDT
Figure 4-Leg Lock (“Nature Boy Love”)
Cajun Call (Spinning Side Slam)
Knee Smash
Arm-Wrench Hook Kick
Deadman’s Soul Seaker / TTT (Dragon Sleeper; Tribute to ‘Taker)
One-Hand Bulldog
“Love For The Deadman” / Dragon Sleeper
Knee Drop
Flying Closeline
Lariot Closeline
Dropkick
Enzuguri
Snap Suplex
Released German Suplex
Walls of Jennings (Walls of Jericho)
Backbreaker
Upper Cut (like Kane)
Crack ‘Em In the Mouth
Side Effect
Knife Edge Chop(s)
Flap Jack
Back Body Drop
People’s Knee Drop
Neck Breaker
Running Elbow Smash
Sportsman’s Paradise (Handstand on Turnbuckle into elbow drop on lying opponent)
Rice Plant (Masterlock into a Swinging Side Slam)
Dive Over The Top-Rope
Springboard Diving Closeline
Ankle Lock (Grapevine)
Last Ride (Counter to strikes on turnbuckle)
One-Hand Bulldog
Spear
Cotton Mouth [Anaconda] Vise Grip
Rice Cutter (Regal Cutter)
Fameasser
Muscle Strainer (Regal Stretch)
STO

Best answer:

Answer by -.- I HAVE BEEN RATED R -.-
Yes you would your my idol.

Give your answer to this question below!

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Posted by mark - May 21, 2012 at 3:25 am

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what are the laws in louisiana for carrying a hand gun in a vehicle?

i am traveling from florida to louisiana on a buisness trip for about 4 days

don know
i thought everybody’s got a shotgun rack in louisiana

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Posted by admin - May 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 01 30 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

 

Welcome to Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Jan 30
Rain / Thunder 64°/56° 80 %
Mon
Jan 31
Mostly Cloudy 70°/60° 20 %
Tue
Feb 01
T-Storms / Wind 67°/40° 100 %
Wed
Feb 02
Mostly Cloudy / Wind 47°/38° 20 %
Thu
Feb 03
Few Showers 45°/36° 30 %
Fri
Feb 04
Mostly Sunny 51°/36° 10 %
Sat
Feb 05
Sunny 55°/43° 0 %
Sun
Feb 06
Partly Cloudy 61°/50° 20 %
Mon
Feb 07
Showers 63°/49° 30 %
Tue
Feb 08
Showers 64°/43° 60 %

Good Morning NOLA!  How are y’all on this Sunday morning?  Enjoy your morning, go to church and run your errands before the rain gets here again.   Yes sir, it’s back. Get ready for a rainy week ahead. The forecast has upped the chance of rain for us today to eighty percent.  There will be some thunder. If you are out and about rain boots and coats and at the very least umbrellas are in order.  Today may be the perrfect day to hang out on the couch and watch a little television or crack open that book you have been wanting to get to.  Highs in the sixties with the low in the mid fifties for tonight.  I think I will take my own advice and have a lazy day listening to the rain on cobblestones in the courtyard and get some writing done.  Since I am scheduled to be back on set tomorrow for the new Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller Looper I will enjoy the down time.  Back to work tomorrow guys.  Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you in NOLA! 

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’t forget to check back for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

  New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by admin - May 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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Why don’t Sports teams have names that reflect where they are?

You know like the Arizona Lizards, Louisiana Cajuns, etc.

Green Bay Packers – Indian Packing Company

Minnesota Vikings – 400% more immigrants from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland settle in Minnesota

Milwaukee Brewers – Beer capital of the world

Minnesota Twins – Twin Cities

Dallas Cowboys – Texas Longhorns

Miami Dolphins – LOTS of dolphins there

New York Jets – First commercial jet service between New York and England

San Francisco 49ers – What they called people during the Gold Rush

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Pirates used the port in Tampa

Pittsburgh Steelers – Steel capital of the world

Oakland Raiders – Also pirate reference, but relating to China

Seattle Seahawks – State bird

ANYWAY, I could go on, but this should make the point. Almost all teams have local names, but their meaning may have been lost over time. Hope it helps…Kes

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Posted by admin - May 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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Literacy Pass It On

Literacy

 

Literacy
I Love You Bigger than The Sky! promotes literacy

Whoop! Whoop! umm, one more time. Whoop! Whoop! Hey y’all exciting news!! You can now get your copies of my childrens book “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” locally:
Ann Marie’s Hallmark in Jennings at 419 Roberts Ave. is now carrying “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” as well as signed matted prints of Laura’s artwork…. They will also have copies of my “If I were a French Quarter Rat” as soon as it is available. I will be doing a book signing there also for their Holiday Open House on November 6th at 10:00.  Y’all come! and at least for this time- See you in Jennings! :-)

Promote literacy in your home.  Read to your child, your grandchild, any child.  Literacy is a priceless gift, don’t be stingy.  Pass it on!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Literacy

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Posted by admin - May 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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Frogs, Logs, And The Stock Market

Last night, my daughter and I were up until 1:15AM completing a chemistry paper on the arguments for and against global warming. On our drive to school, we talked about the emotion attached to viewpoints.

Debate becomes an “all or nothing” proposition. One side must be wrong completely with ad hominem invective. Each side sustains argument with seemingly logical evidence. I suggested to Emily that we fail to find the middle ground within controversy, and we forget the commitment required for action-steps by relying on “talking points”. Most of us forget that debate is not a “zero-sum game”.

So what about the frogs?

Emily writes, “Global warming could possibly lead to the extinction of many species. When the climate changes drastically, many animals cannot adapt…species are lost forever. If global warming is not stopped, more than a million species worldwide could be extinct by 2050….”

Randolph Schmid and John Heilprin in their article, “Over fishing May Harm Seafood Population” do not address global warming, but their arguments against “over fishing” are strikingly similar.

Schmid and Heilprin quote Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia who says the data about “over fishing…shocked and disturbed (him with)…trends…beyond anything we suspected. At this point 29 percent of fish and seafood species have collapsed…their catch has declined by 90 percent…If the long-term trend continues, all fish and seafood species are projected to collapse within my lifetime – by 2048.”

Notice the date? Notice the number of species lost? All consistent with the global warming argument.

So what about the logs (not the ones that float)?

Global warming logs assert that “The average global temperature has increased by about 0.5 degrees Celsius over the last century…over half of that increase has occurred in the last 30 years. Since 1980, the earth has experienced 19 of its 20 hottest years on record, with 1998 and 2005 tied for the hottest and 2002 and 2003 coming in second and third”, Emily and I discovered during our research.

Carbon dioxide atmospheric levels have “remained constant at around 280 parts per million (“ppm”). It is now nearly 380ppm, a level the earth has not experienced for at least 400,000 years.” Hence, some assert, the rising temperature of the earth…is driven by the consumption of fossil fuels.” Clearly, “This rise in temperature is altering the earth’s climate, which is leading to many other problems”, writes Emily. We are losing entire ecological communities!

Back to frogs for a moment, “Whether we looked at tide pools or studies over the entire world’s ocean, we saw the same picture emerging. In losing species we lose the productivity and stability of entire ecosystems,” said Boris Worm.

So what about the stock market?

The stock market is about money; in fact Solomon, an ancient wise man (differs from today’s “wiseacre”) said, “It’s ALL about money” (emphasis mine).

Whether we fish to deplete species or we pollute streams, ponds, lakes, and oceans, the results are the same. Manufacturing jobs are lost, the streams that feed economic-villages collapse, and business cycles fail where the ocean feeds cities. Solomon’s aphorism applies: where there is no money, social structure crumbles, and stock markets plummet.

Not far from where I write is a popular seafood restaurant called “Woodman’s”. Essex has a few “Yankee Magazine” seafood restaurants where fried clams and lobster feed salivating tourists every day. Folks travel miles to stand in long lines for a clam plate with french fries or a one pound lobster with cole slaw.

Two men, I know, earn their living preparing food at one of these eateries, another man works the clam flats year-round. Whether global warming or global pollution disrupts their income, the results could devastate all of them, and our community.

Former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern was commissioned by the British Treasury to study the economics of global warming. Stern’s credentials are impeccable. His rudimentary conclusions warn governments that global warming must not be debated.

Any failure of government leadership to reverse “the trends” could lead to “the kind of downturn that has not been seen since the Great Depression and the two world wars”, says Britain’s chief scientist, Sir David King.

This is a formidable challenge for our global political system. In a world where consensus is eschewed, collective decision-making is an obligation of every nation, tribe, and people. Will we see the collective leadership necessary to grapple with these complexities?

Recent history does not encourage us. For example, it would have cost Thirty million [US] dollars to install an early-warning system to avoid the 150,000 deaths caused by the Asian tsunami. Prior to this climatic disaster, governments would not spend it.

Next April, Emily and I will spend a week tearing-down and building-up homes in Slidell, Louisiana. (New Orleans is across the bridge.) Original settlers built ships and manufactured bricks within a farm and timber region.

Slidell is now a bedroom community for the aerospace industry. NASA has a computer complex and test site nearby. Seafood and meat products, furniture, chemicals, boats, concrete, apparel, and machinery are all produced by Slidell’s residents.

Nine major industry groups, many publicly traded companies tied together by grocery stores, barbers, doctors, and movie theatres keep this community intact. As you know, Slidell suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Corporations and governments must face tough decisions or whimper regrets to constituents. As voters, citizens, workers, and parents in our local and global economies, we are obligated to challenge our children to study, our politicians to plan, prepare, and act, while our religious leaders pray for wisdom.

Neglecting these issues imperils the hopes and lifestyle of every earthly inhabitant. Our choices may determine how many more generations enjoy the sight and resonant croak of a rotund bullfrog squatting on a log (that floats). How will you help? Our choices could determine the bottom line of every portfolio, including yours.

A Raymond Randall
http://www.articlesbase.com/non-fiction-articles/frogs-logs-and-the-stock-market-72315.html

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Posted by admin - May 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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