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first_imgJuneau | Southeast | Southwest | State Government | Syndicated | TransportationTransportation Department names new regional directorAugust 31, 2017 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:Lance Mearig is the state Department of Transportation’s new Southcoast Region director. He takes over from Mike Coffey, who just retired. (Photo courtesy Department of Transportation)A longtime Southeast resident is taking over one of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ regional offices.Commissioner Marc Luiken on Aug. 31 named Lance Mearig as the department’s Southcoast Region director. The region includes all of Southeast, plus Kodiak Island, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutians.Spokeswoman Aurah Landau said Mearig has 35 years of transportation experience under his belt.“He started working for DOT back in 1982 and then spent 25 years working in private industry, often working on projects around the Southcoast region. And (he) has a lot of experience and long-standing relationships that he’ll be bringing to the communities he’ll be serving around the Southcoast region,” Landau said.Mearig has most recently been the Department of Transportation’s director for statewide design and engineering.He takes over from Mike Coffey, who retired after 35 years in a variety of department positions.Mearig is a longtime Juneau resident who grew up in Sitka, Ketchikan and Petersburg. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He also has a master’s degree in the same specialty from Arizona State University.He will oversee state roads, highways and airports throughout the region. Alaska Marine Highway General Manager John Falvey is in charge of the state ferry system.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgHolidayThere’s a Christmas Tree Shortage—Consider Yourself WarnedYou may want to jingle on over to the tree lot ASAPBy Los Angeles magazine – November 27, 2017666ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItYou may think it’s too soon to be dragging that resplendent Noble fir across the threshold, what with Thanksgiving’s turkey just barely digested, but holiday procrastinators, be warned: There is a Christmas tree shortage this year. If you put off that annual tradition/ordeal of shopping for the perfect, freshly cut tree for too long, you could be out of luck.The National Christmas Tree Association reports that the 2008 recession is largely to blame for this Grinchian turn of events. During that period, tree sales were down and fewer trees were harvested, which meant farmers in North Carolina and Oregon—where the majority of the fragrant inventory comes from—didn’t plant as many trees as they normally do. The trees for retail typically require about 10 years to grow to seven or eight feet, which is why we’re only feeling the effects of the shortage now. Association spokesperson Doug Hundley says that while there isn’t cause for a gas-crisis-in-the-1970s level of panic, it is what he calls a “tight market.”“Unfortunately, it is happening at a time when the economy is good and demand is high,” says Hundley. “We can’t grow real Christmas trees quickly.”Predictably, the lack of supply is expected to lead to a hike in prices, particularly for the popular Noble fir, which has been especially scarce both in the Pacific Northwest and on the East Coast. (Anecdotal evidence confirms this: I paid $80 for a six-foot tree in Los Feliz last weekend, which is a good $10 or $15 more than in previous years.) Hundley expects most trees will cost an average of five to 10 percent more this year, but the National Christmas Tree Association is quick to point out that you’ll still be supporting small farmers—and real trees leave less of a carbon imprint than artificial ones.Hundley says the Association remains confident that “everyone looking for a Christmas tree this year will have no problem finding one,” but he adds: “It might be a good idea to make the annual adventure in early December rather than the last minute.”RELATED: Every L.A. Tree Lighting Your Festive Heart Can HandleStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSChristmasChristmas in L.A.Previous articleThese Are the Star Chefs Every L.A. Food-Lover Needs to KnowNext articleThis Bakery Is Putting a Fun, Filipino Spin on a Classic Holiday TreatLos Angeles magazine RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Story Behind a Beloved Los Feliz Christmas DisplaySupport Local Organizations with Holiday Donations and Give-Back GiftsMariah Carey Launches a Delivery Cookie Company Just in Time for the Holidayslast_img read more

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first_img Tags: Oil prices Monday 27 April 2015 10:59 am Emma Haslett Share Show Comments ▼ Oil prices edged closer to a four-month high in afternoon trading, as a slowdown in US production and escalating conflict in Yemen took their toll on supply.Brent crude rose to $65.37 per barrel in mid-afternoon trading, while WTI, the US benchmark, rose 0.77 per cent to $57.59. It’s no coincidence the rise in prices comes after the weekly count of functioning oil rigs in the US fell 31 units to 703 on Friday. That’s down from a peak of 1,609 in October. The rise in prices coincides with reporting week for some of the UK’s largest oil companies: over the next few days Shell, BP and Exxon Mobil are due to report muted results. Indeed, some analysts have predicted falls in profit of as much as 60 per cent.Although the recent fall in oil prices puts UK oil giants at risk of takeover, today the Conservatives were adamant they would protect BP from a takeover. BP’s share price edged down 0.94 per cent to 473.9p sources at Number 10 told the FT  it would be “sceptical” of any takeover attempt.Analysts suggested Tullow Oil could provide a better takeover opportunity for acquisitive oil giants, after it was given approval to continue its current drilling projects in West Africa.”BP’s attractiveness has to have been dampened a little by the event and aftermath in the Gulf of Mexico and more so by its exposure to an economically weakening Russia,” pointed out Augustin Eden, an analyst at Accendo Markets.”The UK government, while essentially powerless to prevent any takeover attempt, is hoping to deter hostile bids by simply making its feelings known. But the (possibly outgoing…) government has no such feelings about Tullow. It’s a risker asset – it’s not an oil major. Well, not yet.” whatsapp Oil prices hover close to a four-month high More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

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first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman March 13, 2019 Reprints @Pharmalot What’s included? Amid the ongoing opioid crisis, a U.S. lawmaker is pressing a professional medical society that also functions as a patient advocacy group to disclose detailed information about its ties to drug makers over concerns it tried to sway government moves to curb opioid prescribing.In a March 12 letter, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) instructed the American Academy of Pain Medicine to provide a raft of documents, including tax filings; a list of payments from drug and device makers made to the group and its top officer; information about work performed for opioid maker Purdue Pharma; continuing medical education coursework; and its conflict of interest policy, among other things. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] What is it?center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Ed Silverman Wyden probes a patient advocacy group over its ties to opioid makers About the Author Reprints Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Susan Walsh/AP GET STARTED Pharmalot Tags CongressopioidspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

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first_imgHome News Community Laois Macra na Feirme set to host National variety show semi final NewsCommunity Throughout the year, Macra Na Feirme holds various competitions including sports, drama, public speaking, talent and in agriculture.If you would like to find out more about joining a club in Laois Macra na Feirme, private message Laois Macra Na Feirme Facebook Page.Picture: Mountmellick Macra Capers Group 2019SEE ALSO – Portlaoise Camera Club set to return for 2020 classes GAA Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest TAGSLaois Macra na FeirmeMountmellick Twitter WhatsApp Laois Macra na Feirme set to host National variety show semi final Facebook GAA center_img News WhatsApp Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, January 9, 2020Next articleIn Pictures: Laois Marlins hold a hugely successful Winter Gala Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final By Megan Shiel – 9th January 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Laois Macra na Feirme are hosting the National FBD Capers Semi-Final on Saturday 11th January in Mountmellick Macra Hall.Doors opening at 7.00pm.Teams from Mountmellick, Nenagh, Callan, Athboy & Killarney Macra Clubs will compete for two spots at this year’s national finals which will be held on Saturday, 1st February.Capers is a variety show, with performances ranging from singing and dancing to comedy and drama.The event is open to everyone to attend. Admission is €12 (€10 for Macra members) with refreshments served on the night.Laois Macra would like to take this opportunity to wish all those participating on the day the very best of luck, particularly our Mountmellick Macra.Mountmellick Macra have spent the past months practicing dance routines, harmonies, instrumentals and comedies.The hard work paid off last year as Mountmellick Macra came 2nd place in the national finals. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp A total of 331 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the 4,273 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 4,604.While now 137 people have died from the disease – an increase of 17 from yesterday.15 of the deaths are located in the east, 1 in the south, 1 in the west of the country. The patients included 4 females and 13 males.13 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions. Median age of today’s reported deaths is 77.While in Laois, as of April 2, there are now 21 cases. An increase of five from the most recent figures.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “This week, the National Public Health Emergency Team made a range of recommendations to support the response in nursing homes and long-term residential facilities to COVID-19. This remains a priority for our focused attention and we will continue to monitor the rate of infection within these environments and support the sector through this outbreak.“The nationwide, collective effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been inspiring. We must keep up this effort, continue to protect the vulnerable in our society and ultimately flatten the curve.”People have been asking for the stats on recovered patients but as yet, the HSE have not released these.However, a website giving stats on worldwide figures of Coronavirus, says that 25 people have recovered in Ireland.Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 2nd April 2020 (4,014 cases), reveals:48% are male and 52% are female, with 206 clusters involving 838 casesMedian age of confirmed cases is 48 years1,118 cases (28%) have been hospitalisedOf those hospitalised, 158 cases have been admitted to ICU1,084 cases (27%) are associated with healthcare workersDublin has the highest number of cases at 2,251 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 304 cases (8%)Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 62%, close contact accounts for 24%, travel abroad accounts for 14%Links to today’s other Coronavirus stories Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise College student on prepping for state exams in a pandemicPortaoise Hospital ICU nurse calls on people to start wearing masks in publicGerry Browne Jewellers – online service continuesLaois primary schools doing all they can to help parents and students during Coronavirus pandemicWATCH: Laois school produce uplifting video for their studentsFr Paddy: LockdownNorthern Ireland, the UK and globally Eight more people have died in Northern Ireland bringing the total number of Coronavirus related deaths there to 56.The Northern Ireland Public Health Agency has confirmed there have been 94 new cases, with 998 cases in total. To date 8,034 people have been tested, up 509 since yesterday.In the UK, there were 708 people who died from Covid-19 yesterday, bringing the death toll to 4,313. There are almost 42,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus there.Official figures for Europe suggest unprecedented measures to restrict people’s movements are working and that the peak may have hit on the continent.Spain, under a near-total lockdown, has recorded a second successive daily fall in Coronavirus-related deaths with 809 fatalities to take them to 11,744 overall.The number of new Spanish cases also slowed at 7,026, taking the total to 124,736.Italy reported late yesterday that the daily rise of officially registered infections dropped to a new low of just 4%, while the number of people who had fully recovered was rising – although 14,681 people have died.There are now more than 1,162,000 cases globally with at least one in almost every country on the planet. Almost 63,000 people have died. While 241,000 have recovered.Social distancing starting to workThe number of people that a person with Covid-19 is infecting in Ireland is reducing. The “RE” number, or the reproductive rate of the virus, refers to how many other people a confirmed case goes on to infect, and it is closely monitored by health officials.On March 16, a person infected with Covid-19 here would “likely” infect another 4.3 people.The number of “close contacts” recorded for people with the virus has now reduced to 3, down from around 20 a few weeks ago.Simon Harris said that this is “real progress”, but said that we need to get this number below 1. He said if we can reduce this figure to below 1, it means the “virus doesn’t sustain itself in the community”.Minister for Health announces enhanced measures to support nursing home residentsMinister for Health Simon Harris has today announced further measures to support nursing homes residents in the context of the overarching response to COVID-19.Earlier this week the National Public Health Emergency Team recommended additional measures required to further support nursing home residents. A range of enhanced measures were recommended to assist residents and staff in nursing homes.Staff screening will start in nursing homes twice a day, COVID-19 testing will be prioritised for staff and the HSE will provide access to PPE, expert advice and training. Importantly each nursing home will be identifying a COVID-19 lead.Staff movement across residential facilities will be minimised and the HSE will support staff with alternative accommodation and transport, if required.In addition to these measures, a temporary COVID-19 Financial Support Scheme is being introduced by Government and will be established in the coming days, to support the critical services provided by nursing homes.The Scheme will provide a temporary assistance payment to support private and voluntary nursing homes in managing any outbreak that occurs. It is envisaged that the scheme will operate for a 3 month period. It will be reviewed after the first month’s operation.Coronavirus MythsAs yet, there is no cure currently for COVID-19.So people suggesting/selling special remedies like vitamin C, garlic, home cures, drinking bleach, or putting half an onion in rooms around the house are – well you know don’t you?The World Health Organisation has advice on some of these urban legends.Cuisle Centre The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise closing.They said: “The Covid-19 restrictions mean that we have had to temporarily close our doors, but we are still here to support you and your family.“As we know this is a confusing time for our patients as chemotherapy and surgery are been rescheduled – we will be continuing to give you support and guidance over the phone.“Just call 0578681492 and leave your name, number and a brief message and we will get back to you. You can also contact us on email: [email protected] or messenger us through facebook.“Stay safe everyone, wash your hands and take a little exercise.”Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – For more Coronavirus stories click here Twitter Previous articleMoment in Time: Portlaoise GAA versus Portlaoise Rugby Club in boxing showdown in 2011Next articleAcknowledgement: Roseanna (Rose) Dunne – Coolroe, Ballybrittas, Co Laois Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest BREAKING: 331 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 17 more deaths Home News BREAKING: 331 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 17 more deaths News Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 4th April 2020 last_img read more

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first_img Growth-style manager Noah Blackstein, best known for his U.S. equity funds that have been among the highest returning and most volatile in their peer group for more than a decade, says investors should look beyond their fears of short-term losses. The whole idea of short-term volatility as a risk measure really hurts investors because it’s incredibly flawed, says Blackstein, a vice-president and portfolio manager at 1832 Asset Management L.P. in Toronto. “Having said that, sure we can be more volatile in short periods of time, and we can also be less volatile.” Blackstein has managed Dynamic Power American Growth since its inception in July 1998, along with its 14-year-old corporate-class version Dynamic Power American Growth Class. He also manages Dynamic Power Global Growth Class. The U.S. and global mandates have each won two awards in their categories at the Morningstar Awards, most recently in 2011. Though Blackstein’s concentrated portfolio of stocks with growing earnings has outperformed in the U.S. Equity category over various standard measurement periods ranging from one year to 15 years, he cautions investors not to expect short-term gains. “If you’re in these funds for the next 12 to 18 months,” he says, “you should probably pick a different fund. We want our investors to be there for the next five years.” Blackstein’s investment discipline focuses on the growth potential of companies in terms of revenues and earnings over a three-to-five-year period. He does see “pockets” of overvaluation in the U.S. market, but he is comfortable with the valuations and earnings prospects of his select holdings. Blackstein trades so actively that he’s reluctant to talk about specific holdings. His portfolio turnover, typically ranging from about 250% to 300% annually, is among the highest in the U.S. Equity category. A fund with 100% turnover has an average holding period of one year. By comparison, in any given year, Blackstein’s average holding period might be about four months. The market benchmark for Blackstein’s mostly large-cap U.S. funds is the S&P 500 Index. But in choosing the roughly 20 to 30 stocks that he holds, he pays no heed to the index weightings for sectors or for individual stocks. That said, he tends to favour information technology, consumer discretionary and health-care stocks, while shunning natural resources. According to Blackstein, Dynamic Power American Growth’s 43% weighting in technology is indicative of growth opportunities on a stock-by-stock basis. The technology space is a “hodgepodge of securities” and his picks are all based on individual stories, he says. As reported by Morningstar, the fund’s top holding at the end of August was Tableau Software Inc. (DATA), with a 7% weighting, followed by Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) and cloud-computing provider Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM), each with a 5.9% weighting. Among the growth themes that Blackstein identifies as long-term trends are cloud computing, big-data security, online retailing and new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. The financial services sector, by contrast, has generally had earnings growth that’s too tame for Blackstein’s liking. That explains why his portfolio recently held only 2% in financial stocks. He also tends consistently to shun energy and materials stocks. In order to evaluate them properly he says, he would have to have views on trends in commodity prices. As for broader economic trends, Blackstein isn’t concerned about the state of the U.S. economy. “Even though everyone talks about how bad the U.S. economy is,” he says, “it appears it’s not. With 5.1% unemployment, that’s pretty much full employment.” Blackstein says the U.S. residential real-estate market has rebounded and he expects it to continue to remain strong, boosting the home-building industry. “The crash that occurred in real-estate market prices cleared the markets and the markets built back,” he says. “But there is a huge shortage of new homes in the U.S. So that’s what brought us down and that’s what’s bringing us up.” Nor does Blackstein think that the prospect of interest-rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve will be a negative development for the stock market. “There may be ensuing behavioural issues,” he says, “and some disruptions for sure, and I don’t presume that we won’t be caught up in some of that.” Still, he believes that returning the bond market to normalcy would be a healthy development for financial markets as a whole. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Change to Counsel Global Small Cap Fund Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers Keywords Fund managersCompanies Dynamic Funds center_img Related news Diana Cawfield NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS A top Ford executive left the company over accusations of inappropriate behaviour early August, and is the second to do so this year, says Automotive News.Prakash Patel was Ford’s global director of program management, and was also the lead product planner on the 50th anniversary Mustang several years ago. A source told the news outlet his leaving had to with acting inappropriately, though it’s not clear exactly what he did.A Ford spokesperson confirmed Patel is no longer with the company but would offer no other comment. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSFordNews Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A Ford logo on the grill of a 2018 Ford Explorer on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show.  Associated Press Raj Nair, Ford’s former president for North America and at one time Patel’s supervisor, left the company in February over similar, and similarly vague, accusations of misconduct. He has since been hired by Ontario-based Multimatic, which builds Ford’s GT supercar in Markham.Patel was obsessed with the Mustang, and became program manager for the vehicle in 2009. Around the car’s 50th anniversary in 2014, a Ford press release referred to him as “the chef who seasons the Mustang recipe,” says News. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

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first_img Published: April 22, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail It wasn’t a marriage made in heaven. And now, after years of bickering, the partnership between the urban and rural West is on the rocks. In a program that is both fun and serious, the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder will explore the complex relationship between urban and rural interests and cast it in very human terms. “The Urban-Rural Divorce in the American West,” will begin at 1 p.m. May 9 at the Boulder Public Library Auditorium, 1000 Canyon Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. Drawing on several public figures including former Boulder Mayor Leslie Durgin and state Sen. Dorothy Rupert, the hearing will select a jury from the audience to decide whether the divorce should be granted. The production stars Jamie Sudler, assistant disciplinary counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court, as Sandy Greenhills West, who files for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences,” and CU-Boulder history Professor Patricia Limerick as Urbana Asphalt West, his “misunderstood” wife. In a 1-1/2 hour mock court hearing, the characters and a cast of witnesses debate the many difficult issues faced by the urban and rural west. For example, Sandy charges Urbana with turning the children against him, despoiling his home with waste dumps and brown clouds, corrupting the family with violence and sensationalism, and various other sins. Urbana, on the other hand, believes Sandy is “badly in need of counseling.” She admits to having been busy but says she cannot be the cause of all the things that have gone wrong with Sandy’s life. He must, she says, face up to the fact that the world has been changing, economically and politically, and traditional rural enterprises have been changing most of all. Guest stars in the program include: o Ryan Bernard, a graduate of the Center of the American West certificate program, as the Wests’ dysfunctional child, Subby Urban West. o Dorothy Rupert, Colorado state senator, as Subby’s counselor. o Bill Riebsame, editor of the “Atlas of the New West,” as a witness for Sandy. o Mel Coleman, founder and president of Coleman Natural Beef, as a witness for Sandy. o Leslie Durgin, former mayor of Boulder, as a witness for Urbana. o Chips Barry, manager of Denver Water, as a witness for Urbana. o Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane, Jr., as the judge. The show will be the 13th performance of the Urban-Rural Divorce, which has been taken on the road to Western cities and towns including Rock Springs, Wyo.; Boise, Idaho; and Gunnison, Colo. The upcoming program is sponsored by the Center of the American West, EVEREN Securities and the Boulder Public Library Foundation. A reception will follow the performance. For more information, call the Center of the American West at (303) 492-4879.last_img read more

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