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I think we got higher expectations on us than the long, hard five, six years of absolute crap like the 76ers put in. How could we look you guys in the eye if we did that to you?” West, subdued by nature, enjoyed Ballmer’s animated delivery. “Being around him is like a breath of fresh air,” West said, smiling. “He’s like this all the time. I told Lawrence, ‘If he goes home, can you imagine his wife having to hear this all the time?’ She’s very quiet, by the way.” Clippers consultant Jerry West and team owner Steve Ballmer talk at a July 6 NBA Summer League game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) We’re moving to Inglewood come hell or high water. We gotta have a house. Ballmer’s wife, Connie, has remained in the Pacific Northwest, where he rose to become Microsoft’s chief executive officer. That has long provided a basis for rumors that Ballmer would move the Clippers to Seattle, but the exit he plans only involves leaving Staples Center, where the Clippers rank below their co-tenants, the Kings and Lakers, and often get unfavorable home dates. “I love L.A.
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Comedian Jon Stewart rescues goats from New York subway tracks These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Metropolitan Transportation Authority Image caption The grazing goats gave police and train staff the runaround For many New Yorkers, a Monday morning subway commute is an experience they’d be delighted to avoid. But it appears nobody’s told the city’s goats. Two of the greedy herbivores briefly disrupted the N line from mid-morning on Monday, when they were spotted roaming the tracks in Brooklyn. The pair were apparently captured with the help of US comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey, who transported them to a nearby animal shelter. Stewart, the former host of The Daily Show, is a long-standing animal welfare activist. He and his wife are supporters of the Farm Sanctuary shelter in upstate New York where the rogue goats were taken in , and have previously adopted an abused horse and a bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse. They also opened a sanctuary at their own New Jersey farm in 2015. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which runs the New York Subway, said it had called the police and Animal Control about the goats, which were spotted on the tracks between the Fort Hamilton and New Utrecht stations. “We’re told they were munching grass,” said Jon Weinstein, a spokesman for the MTA.
She sang at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral and at the inaugural celebrations of Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama. Yet Franklin remained an unusually private star, keeping a veil over a turbulent private life that included her parents’ divorce, her mother’s death, teenage motherhood, stormy relationships with men, the slaying of her father, financial problems and struggles with weight and smoking. She disputed her public image as difficult and reclusive, writing in her autobiography, “I am Aretha, upbeat, straight-ahead, and not to be worn out by men and left singing the blues.” But some who knew her saw it differently. Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer, wrote in his 1994 memoir, “Rhythm & the Blues: A Life in American Music,” that he thought of Franklin as “Our Lady of Mysterious Sorrows.” “Her eyes are incredible, luminous eyes covering inexplicable pain. Her depressions could be as deep as the dark sea,” he wrote. “I don’t pretend to know the sources of her anguish, but anguish surrounds Aretha as surely as the glory of her musical aura.” Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, the fourth of Barbara and Clarence LaVaughn Franklin’s five children. Her parents, who both came from Mississippi and moved together to Memphis, relocated to Buffalo, N.Y., and then to Detroit when Aretha was 2. C.L. Franklin was a gifted rhetorician and singer, and he prospered as the pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He provided his family with a comfortable home where house guests included musical luminaries Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and gospel great Clara Ward.
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