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Ravens (31) at Chiefs (13)
LINE: BALTIMORE BY 6
Things find a way of balancing out in this league. The Ravens have been solid. A contributing factor is their ability to protect the football. It's no wonder that Baltimore is winning with just four giveaways thus far compared to eight takeaways from its opponents for a +4 turnover ratio. The Chiefs have been awful in comparison. Kansas City players have fumbled eight times and have been intercepted seven cheap nfl jerseys times while intercepting its adversaries just twice and having zero fumble recoveries. That's a 13 ratio, dead last in the league. This KC team is averaging 419 yards of offence per game, fourth best in league while allowing an acceptable 334 per game. With a strong running game, a decent passing game and facing an aging defence while at Arrowhead, we see the pendulum swinging back here.
TAKING: CHIEFS +6
Chargers (31) at Saints (04)
LINE: NEW ORLEANS BY 3 1/2
When was last time a 04 team was favoured over a 31 squad and by more than a field goal? Oddsmakers are not fools. They are not in the habit of giving away cash. Despite New Orleans' dismal start, the team does have talent. For those that think Drew Brees has regressed, think again. Brees leads the league with 1,350 passing yards to date. The Saints defence has been the trouble spot but we're not convinced that San Diego's offence is a unit to be overly concerned with. The Chargers have defeated the Raiders (aided by a slew of blocked kicks), the Titans and the Chiefs (KC with six turnovers), teams with a 39 record collectively. cheap nfl jerseys San Diego lacks a running game while Philip Rivers can't find a rhythm with his overrated receiving corp.
TAKING: NEW ORLEANS 3 1/2
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Titans (13) at Vikings (31)
LINE: MINNESOTA BY 5 1/2
Sorry Purple People fans, this is about making money, not friends. The Vikes have been a pleasant surprise with their quick start while the Titans have been rather yucky. Now though, the Vikes are expected to win and win by a margin. That's a tall order for a team that had six less wins than this opponent just a year ago. Minnesota QB Christian Ponder has performed admirably, with a 68% completion rate and zero interceptions. However, ranking 26th in the league with just 199yds. per game is not exactly an aerial attack to fear, especially when Indianapolis and Detroit have been on the opponent's docket. Tennessee will have Matt Hasselbeck at the controls this week and he may be a welcomed site. Expect a close one.
TAKING: TITANS +5 1/2
Falcons (40) at Redskins (22)
LINE: ATLANTA BY 3
This one might follow its simplest form. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta offence are just too efficient for a Washington defence allowing wholesale jerseys far too many points. The Redskins have relinquished 32, 31, 38 and 22 points respectively to their foes. After Atlanta's scare in Carolina last week, expect a focused effort here.
TAKING: FALCONS 3
Falcons (40) at Redskins (22)
Eagles (31) at Steelers (12)
LINE: PITTSBURGH BY 3
The Steelers required an extra week's rest as much as any team. Pittsburgh prognosticating has become quite clear lately with lowwattage efforts when travelling compared to high voltage performances when hosting. Pennsylvania pride is on the line but the Eagles are coming off of a savoury win over Gmen while scoring points remains an issue.
TAKING: STEELERS 3
Eagles (31) at Steelers (12)
Packers (22) at Colts (12)
LINE: GREEN BAY BY 7
Green Bay is pleased to be at .500 after narrow win over visiting Saints. But it had better not take its eye off the ball here after combating Niners, Bears, at Seahawks on a Monday night and New Orleans before heading to Houston next week. The Colts are rested and will be inspired to play for ailing coach.
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Giants and Jets DE Leonard Marshall diagnosed with signs of CTE
Leonard Marshall is best known to Giants fans for winning two rings and piling up 79.5 sacks in his 10 years playing on a punishing Big Blue defense under Bill Parcells. He played the 1993 Women's Marc Savard Jersey season with the Jets.
His name came up in the news this week when ESPN's William Weinbaum and Steve Delsohn reported the former defensive lineman was among a group of ex players, including Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure, who were diagnosed with signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in their brains. "I didn't want to bring attention to it (and) draw attention to myself unless I was prepared to deal with what I'm dealing with now, which is to explain the process and explain this to my family and to my child and hope for the best and that the people around me can trust this job related injury will be taken care of by the NFL."
Marshall elaborated only slightly on http://www.bruinsofficialprostore.com/Authentic-David-Krejci-Jersey the tests he underwent at UCLA he explained the research and development isn't ready for commercial use yet to find CTE in players who are still alive. It included a battery of scans, neurological exams and evaluations to figure out how the subjects retain (or don't retain) information and process it.
"I think that's some cutting edge technology," he said. "That technology is www.bruinsofficialprostore.com/Authentic-David-Krejci-Jersey what's going to change the game of professional football and sports at large."
He was also part of the class action Authentic Marc Savard Jersey lawsuit the NFL settled recently, but he didn't want to focus on receiving a piece of the $765 million settlement.
"The money is one piece," he said. "I think people get caught up in the money more than the moment. The moment is, I'd like the NFL to admit they were guilty in the process and admit they knew about this and knew about players having and developing CTE."
Marshall has devoted a lot of his time to looking at the treatment of former players and what they've endured after leaving the league. He wrote "When the Cheering Stops" with William Bendetson in 2010 about life after football, and worked on a documentary, "The United States of Football."
Part of the solution in the future, he explained, is "ignorance has to be overcome" kids playing the game now need to learn better tackling and blocking techniques. He doesn't fault current NFL players for struggling to adjust to new rules.
The bottom line for Marshall, it seems, is a message many of his fellow NFL alumni have been fighting for: He wants to see families and widows of players helped financially by the league.
"We probably played the most physical, toughest sport known to man at a professional level, yet we leave the game with no health insurance, we leave the game with nothing but what we came with and what we were able to take," he said. "And that's it."
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BROOKFIELD Police Chief isn't a man inclined to boast or seek the spotlight.
On Friday, Montgomery will be one of 10 state veterans inducted into the state to the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, an honor that focuses on post military achievement. Navy veteran , of Danbury, will be Patrice Bergeron Authentic Jersey inducted as well.
"He's had a very distinguished military and law enforcement career, and a lot of younger officers and first responders don't know his storied history," Danbury's Deputy Fire Chief and Brookfield paramedic said. "He's not one to boast and tell stories about himself . he has had just an incredible career, and is an incredible contributor to the community. The list is crazy."
For a man who bruinsofficialprostore.com/Authentic-Milan-Lucic-Jersey prefers to work behind the scenes at town meetings he sits out of uniform in the back row Montgomery is a man of action, one who leads by example, Meehan said.
"He gets things done, and he does not look for notoriety," Meehan said.
Montgomery was nominated by , of Meriden, inducted into the Hall of Fame two years ago, for his extensive service, which includes founding member of the that created the that has to date donated $60 million.
Montgomery is in fine company, President , a naval aviator in World War II who grew up in Greenwich, was inducted in 2005.
Montgomery, 68, has been police chief for 13 years, but few in town likely know of his service in Vietnam. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and the Navy Cross, America's second highest medal for "extreme gallantry and heroism in combat."
His citation was for rushing enemy troops to save his men while pinned down in a rice paddy in 1968.
"By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger . (he) contributed significantly to the defeat of the enemy force and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the ," the citation reads.
Before Montgomery became chief, he was a special agent with the for 26 years, where he worked on high profile cases, including interviewing President after he was shot in 1981. He was assigned to the 1992 stakeout at Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho, that became a deadly confrontation between the anti government family and federal agents. marshal were killed.
"I was 60 feet from the cabin with the negotiator . it was a very primitive location," Montgomery said.
As a new FBI agent, he was assigned to guard the man who shot former Alabama governor and then presidential candidate in 1972.
The father of four adult children from two marriages Darren, 40, Eric, 39, Megan, 22, and Patrick, 19 Montgomery lives with his wife, , who is active in civic affairs.
"To see these incidents I was involved in in textbooks, well, it reminds you how old you are," he said.
Of his 13 months in Vietnam, Montgomery is circumspect. He said he did his duty adding the real heroes were those "who never came back."
"Robin Montgomery is a quiet, unassuming guy with incredible accomplishments in his life," First Selectman Bill Davidson said. "He served his country with valor, both in the Marines and as an FBI agent. Brookfield is extremely fortunate to have him as our police chief.
"Robin doesn't do it for the glory, he does it to help people."
Since settling in Brookfield after retiring from the FBI and three years as a corporate security official, Montgomery immersed himself in community life. He has been involved in youth sports, Scouting, in his current roles as president of the and as president of Brookfield CARES, a substance abuse and suicide prevention organization. He is active nationally in military affairs and scholarship programs and is a local veterans' advocate.
Even as the chief's second in command, Brookfield Police Major said he is unaware about much of his boss' career. He echoes Meehan's admiration.
"We know he's very well respected here for his accomplishments and all he's done, and continues to do, but he doesn't talk about it," he said.
Purcell said the honor is well deserved. Montgomery may not be a Connecticut native the chief was a "military brat" who Women's Milan Lucic Jersey lived all over the world, but without a hometown but "he's certainly made Connecticut his home . and is deserving of this honor.".
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Field Trips and Fun Things
As an aunt to seven children and former summer camp daycare director, I had the job of finding fun places to take the kids during summer and times when school was not in session. The majority of places listed are local (Temecula, Menifee and Hemet) and fairly inexpensive. Temecula Berry Company is a local pick your own blueberry farm. This is a great one hour field trip for younger children and a wonderful family outing. Not to mention, some of the friendliest staff I have ever met. A few friends and myself took all of our kids here after hearing about the Berry Farm. The drive to the farm is a little hilly and narrow, so if you are planning a field trip you may not want to use a bus. Once we arrived, the kids all received a small plastic pitcher and the staff explained how to go about picking blueberries. The farm is very clean, well organized and even has a few shaded rest stops. There is a tractor for the kids to climb and statuettes they can put their face into for a picture. Once your pitchers are filled with freshly picked blueberries, bring them to the staff and they will put them in take home containers. The cost is only $5 per pint and well worth the experience. Be sure to bring cash, as they do not accept credit cards.
Temecula Berry Company, 39700 Cantrell Rd. Temecula Ca 92591, (951) 225 5552. Open May July (please call for specific dates) 8:00am 7:00pm Sunday Saturday.
Western Center is a child friendly interactive museum featuring prehistoric animals. An especially fun field trip for younger children; you can expect to spend 1.5 hours at the museum. I have been her a few times with my summer camp group. The field trip starts with a short film in the "prehistoric" theater; with rocks seats that shake, rattle and roll with the film. Afterwards, the kids can freely explore the museum, with many hands on interactive booths, including making fossils. Although, there are no restaurants near by, you can bring your lunch and have a picnic on the front lawn or concrete seats. Also, the Western Center is next door to the Center for Water Education. It's a fun, free kid friendly museum to learn about the California aqueduct system and water conservation. You can also go across the street and enjoy the rest of your day at the Diamond Valley Aquatic Center.
Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet Ca, 92543, (951) 791 0033. Open Tuesday Sunday 10:00am 5:00pm. Admission: adults $8, children $6, seniors $6.50.
Diamond Valley Aquatic Center is a family fun outdoor pool complete with an in pool children's playground and 24 foot waterslide. The pool opens during weekends in May and seven days a week beginning June 10th. A huge plus is the aquatic center has plenty of lifeguards at the pool. You can easily relax without the stress of watching every single kid every minute. Also, the pool has a zero depth entrance on the children's side making it great for little ones to play. A zero depth entrance means you enter the pool as you would the ocean, with the water getting gradually deeper. Some things to keep in mind: the aquatic center does not allow metal on bathing suits and you cannot bring in any food they will check your bags.
Diamond Valley Aquatic Center, 1801 Searl Parkway, Hemet, CA 92543, ( 951) 929 0047. Opens May September, call for specific dates and times. Admission $6, children under two $2.
March Field Air Museum features over 70 military planes and inside displays celebrating aviation history. This is a great two hour outing for the boys in your family or field trip for kids ages eight and older. A few summers ago, I arranged a guided tour for my summer camp group. If you will not be touring as a group the museum offers self guided audio tours. The visit begins with a short 20 minute film and tour of the inside displays and artifacts. We then went outside where the Ray Bourque Authentic Jersey kids were able to tour the inside of some of the planes the highlight of their day. Although, the planes fascinated the younger children, to really appreciate the tour and military aircraft history, I would recommend this field trip for kids at least 8 years old or older.
In addition, it does get hot! There are many planes to view outside; so it's best to visit the museum in the morning. Unless you will be visiting the museum on the weekend, be sure to bring your own food. During weekends there is a hot dog cart, otherwise the only food available is candy at the gift store. For our summer camp group, the museum staff allowed us to bring our lunch and have a picnic on the front lawn.
March Field Air Museum, 22550 Van Buren, Riverside, Ca 92518, (951) 902 5949. Open Tuesday Sunday, 9:00am 4:00pm. Admission, adults $10, children 5 11 $5 (children under 5 are free). For group field trips on weekdays, children are $3 with one free chaperone for every 10 kids.
De Jong Dairy is a small family owned diary farm opened to the public. Children can learn about animal husbandry, how milk is harvested and the pasteurization process. Tours are generally 1 2 hours long and begin at $3 per person. I brought my summer camp kids here last summer and surprisingly my 5 year olds had just as much fun as my 10 year olds. The kids enjoyed feeding the cows, watching the staff bottle feed a calf and playing with the milking equipment. At the conclusion of the tour, the kids ate cookies and chocolate milk and were able to visit the chicken, ducks and peacocks. In addition, you can buy fresh milk in their store front.
De www.bruinsofficialprostore.com/Authentic-Ray-Bourque-Jersey Jong Dairy, 31910 Corydon Rd Wildomar, Ca 92595, (951) 674 2910. Open daily 8:00am 8:00pm. Admission: $3 per person, 10 person minimum.
invites families to 'get lost' in the 12 acre corn maize. The maze takes about an hour to complete and is suitable for children ages 7 and older. However, there are many activities to entertain younger children, such as, a corn box, pony rides, pumpkin patch and various farm animals to view. You also can arrange for a field trip for your class or group. I went with some friends last year and the kids had a blast. The maze is challenging and we got lost several times even though had a map. Each year the maze is themed differently. Constitution, and the previous year the maize was themed around military aircraft. After we completed the maze the kids had fun picking out pumpkins and enjoying the rest of the activities.
Big Horse Feed, 33320 Temecula Parkway, 92592 (951) 389.4621. Open daily in October (call for specific dates). Admission: $9, children under 3 are free.
Riley's Farm is both an apple farm and educational hands on place to learn about American History. They provide a Authentic Phil Esposito Jersey variety tours ranging from the colonial period to homestead living. Tours last two four hours and are mainly geared towards groups. However, individuals can participate as long as the tour is not sold out.
Our summer camp group went to Riley's Farm a few years ago. Upon arriving we were greeted by a young lady dressed in colonial attire by the side of the road. She was holding a sign with our school's name, ensuring we would not miss the turn. The tour began at the mini amphitheater where the children sang songs and were introduced to historic instruments. The rest of the day was spent, putting together a log cabin, washing clothes on a washboard, churning butter and making a 20ft rope that we also took home. At the end of our tour the kids received a caramel apple treat.
Also, depending on the time of year you will be visiting, you can pick your own apples, pumpkins or berries. If you have additional time, take the family into town and check out the farmers market, apple wine tasting or petting zoo. Keep in mind that cell phone reception is spotty at best.
Riley's Farm, 12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, Ca 92399 (909) 797 7534. Admission to visit the grounds, gift shop or restaurant is free, tours cost $9 $16 per person.
Orange Empire Railway Museum has one of the largest collections of historic locomotives in the western United States. There is quite a bit of walking on the two hour tour, but a fun visit especially for younger children. We took the kids on a guided tour last summer. They spent the first hour exploring and learning about various trains, streetcars and freight cars. As our tour guide escorted us from barn to barn, he was patient with the children answering Phil Esposito Jersey many of their questions. Before stopping for lunch, the children were able to ride some of the trains. There is a nice shaded grassy area with picnic tables to eat your lunch as well as soda and ice cream vending machines. As with most outdoor field trips in Southern California, it does get hot, so plan your outing in the morning.
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. "A" St. Perris, Ca 92570, (951) 943 3020. Open 9:00am 5:00pm daily. Access to the Museum is free. All day pass to ride the trains available weekends only for adults $12, children $8 (Children under 5 are free) or a family pass $40.
Santa Rosa Plateau is a 8,300 acre woodland reserve where children can learn about local ecology and families can enjoy hiking and mountain biking. I have taken my summer camp kids here many times over the years for the ranger led tour. The one mile hike last about two hours and is mainly geared towards children ages eight and older. During the hike the rangers discuss different habitats within the reserve, animals and plant life. We have seen hawks, deer and coyotes. The hike is fairly easy and well laid out with no real hills. After the hike, the kids can look at the indoor displays at the visitor center. You can also spend the day mountain biking or enjoying a family hike pets are allowed on trails. One trail is near the visitor center, and the other is across the street; but you will have to drive down the road and turn right to access the trail. Keep in mind that there are mountain lions at the reserve, so its best to keep an eye on small children.
Santa Rosa Plateau, 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, 92562 (951) 677 6951. Open Tuesday Sunday 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Admission: adults $2 and children $1, ranger guided tour for groups of 12 or more is $3 per person.
Enjoy your family outing or group field trip!
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Christmas Wholesale Colts Jerseys wreaths returning for library's lion statues
The Christmas spirit is returning to the New York Public Library's lions.
For the first time in nine years, the marble statues named Patience and Fortitude that stand guard in front of the library's main branch in Midtown will be decorated with holiday wreaths next week.
The annual tradition was halted in 2004 after it was discovered that the wreaths were damaging the century old stone. But the new wreaths are made of a marble sensitive material.
"We found a creative way wholesalecheapcoltsjerseys.com to bring them back," NYPL President Tony Marx told The Post.
"It was like Rockefeller Center not having its tree, or Macy's not having its window display."
For decades, the decor had delighted those passing by the library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, but the landmarked lions were stripped of their necklaces because the wreaths' metal and wood were corroding and staining the marble.
The library consulted with a conservation architect and this year commissioned two wreaths made with marble safe, http://www.wholesalecheapcoltsjerseys.com/ marine grade plywood, fake foliage and no metal.
The wreaths, which attach in two parts, are made of artificial Norwood green spruce, have red bows but no lights. Each weighs 150 pounds.
Marx was happy to bring back a New York City tradition.
"All of us who grew up in New York loved seeing holiday wreaths on the statues. It's part of the magic of the holidays in the city," he said.
"It will bring a smile to people passing by .. We're super excited."
The wreaths were paid for by a private donor. A library spokeswoman would not reveal the cost.
They were made by the American Foliage Design Group, which works with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and Westminster Dog Show.
Sculpted Wholesale Jerseys by Edward Clark Potter, the lions have stood on the library steps since May 23, 1911.
They have been playing dress up for years, donning Santa hats, top hats and graduate caps, as well as flowers in the spring.
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia named them amid the Great Depression, saying patience and fortitude were qualities New Yorkers needed to get through the crisis.
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