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[Photo: Facebook/Kevin Garnett] As a tribute to Celtics center Kevin Garnett, who said the team is “all grit and balls,” The Living Room is now serving a dish of grit(s) and (meat)balls. CBS Boston reports that the dish is composed of smoked turkey grits with cheddar and turkey meatballs with sage, clocking in at $5 as an homage Garnett, who wears No. 5. The dish will be offered from now until the end of the playoffs. But what if everything Kevin Garnett said was turned into food?
After a successful trip to the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon craft successfully de-coupled from the Station in the early hours of the morning and began its descent towards the Pacific Ocean. The ship, which is loaded with cargo loaded up by the space station astronauts, safely splashed down in the ocean at 11:42 am EDT today. This marks the final leg in a successful mission, which began with a successful launch on May 22. The Dragon was launched by SpaceX’s own Falcon 9 rocket, and was loaded with a variety of cargo for the International Space Station. Following the launch, Dragon embarked on a series of systems tests. Once it cleared those, it approached the space station on Friday and successfully berthed. Over the next few days, the astronauts clambered in to Dragon to unload the cargo inside. Upon entering Dragon, astronaut Donald Pettit reported that it “smells like a brand new car.” Recovery boats are now en route to the spacecraft. They’ll take the ship back to shore where it will begin its journey back to SpaceX. In an earlier press release, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden commented. “Now that a U.S. company has proven its ability to resupply the space station, it opens a new frontier for commercial opportunities in space — and new job creation opportunities right here in the U.S. By handing off space station transportation to the private sector, NASA is freed up to carry out the really hard work of sending astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before. The Obama Administration has set us on an ambitious path forward and the NASA and SpaceX teams are proving they are up to the task.” In addition to pursuing its International Space Station resupply contracts with NASA, this was a good week for SpaceX in the private sector, as well. On Tuesday, SpaceX announced that it had signed its first commercial contract for its Falcon Heavy rocket with IntelSat, a commercial communications satellite company. The contract provides that SpaceX will launch an IntelSat satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. SpaceX has previously signed contracts with AsiaSat, Asia Broadcast Satellites and Satélites Mexicanos to launch satellites with its Falcon 9 rocket. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Read my Forbes blog here.
A felon with a history of promoting prostitution is wanted for the fatal May 16 shooting in Rainier Beach.Police say Troy D. Sanders, also known by his rap name John Taylor, is suspected of shooting Courtney Taylor multiple times during the filming of a rap video in the Jack in the Box parking lot. Sanders, who also has a history of assault, DUI an driving with a suspended license, may be driving a black four-door 2001 Mercedes Benz 500 with license plate 359 UKT.“Detectives would like to speak with anyone who may have been present during the video shoot,” Detective Renee Witt, who added anonymous tips are welcome at 206-233-5000.Seattle has had 14 confirmed homicides this year, and Taylor’s is one of four in a eight-block area along Rainier Avenue South. The number of Seattle homicides is atypical following two consecutive years with annual homicide rates comparable to the 1950s.Taylor, 31, was rushed from the scene to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. After Taylor was shot, many people at the shooting scene were hostile to officers, and medics had to wait to enter until the area was secure. Police say there are witnesses who refuse to talk to investigators.Sanders, 26, was one of several suspects arrested during a 2009 joint effort by police and the FBI targeting men who pimped child prostitutes. The effort, Operation Cross Country IV, saw 52 child prostitutes recovered and 60 suspected pimps arrested, including Sanders.Police say Sanders was pimping through backpage.com, a controversial Village Voice website that has received repeated calls to end its personal classified practice from attorney generals and other leaders, both in Seattle and nationally. Mayor Mike McGinn has rallied other mayors in the cause and ordered Seattle offices to stop advertising with the Seattle Weekly, which is owned by Village Voice.Sanders was convicted of promoting prostitution in February 2010. He is prohibited from carrying a gun as part of his sentence.The area of Rainier Avenue South from South Henderson Street to Seward Park Avenue South has had more gang-related shootings in the last four years than any other similar-sized area in the city.Ashton Reyes was killed and her boyfriend was wounded Jan. 3 in the 9300 block of Rainier Avenue South after what prosecutors said was a drug robbery. On Feb. 21, police say two men with gang ties were shot outside Maya’s Mexican Restaurant in the 9400 block. Investigators have said the men likely shot each other, but have not publicly discussed case details.The Saturday before Taylor was killed, a man was shot in the legs near Rainier Avenue South and South Fisher Place. He survived, but the shooter remains at large.On Jan. 26, a 15-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were shot in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South. Gang detectives were called to investigate. In May 2009, two teens were shot in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South, leaving one paralyzed. Read more here.Police have been on emphasis patrols in each precinct in response to the city’s unusually high number of homicides this year. However, the area around Rainier and Henderson and nearby blocks have been known for years as hangouts for members of the 74 Hoover gang, and remain a problem area.Casey McNerthney can be reached at 206-448-8220 or at . Follow Casey on Twitter at twitter.com/mcnerthney.
By IRA PODELLAP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Simon Gagne is finally healthy enough to play for the Los Angeles Kings. But with as well as the Western Conference champions have been playing, it is tough for the former All-Star forward to get back into a loaded lineup. Gagne has been medically cleared to return to the ice, following a concussion that sidelined him on Dec. 26. It will likely take another injury or perhaps a loss to prompt coach Darryl Sutter to shake up his personnel and put Gagne into action. “It's going to take something for me to get in,” Gagne said. “If we win four in a row, it might not happen. I am not going to wish anything bad.” Gagne was held out of the lineup on Wednesday night for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the New Jersey Devils, and Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter has quickly grown impatient with questions about the left wing's status. “I'm not answering that question again about Simon,” Sutter said. “Cleared for contact, cleared for practice, traveling with the team. So there won't be any further update on that one because, quite honestly, the answer's the same. I don't know how to answer it, right? You tell the truth or don't say nothing.” Gagne played in the 2010 finals for the Philadelphia Flyers, who lost to Chicago in six games. ___ NEW YEAR'S DAY: What a difference a year makes. Back in 2011, when the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks squared off in the Stanley Cup finals, Peter DeBoer was unemployed and hoping to get another chance to coach in the NHL. The call from Lou Lamoriello, the New Jersey Devils president and general manager, came shortly after, and one year later, DeBoer has led his new team to the finals. DeBoer and the Devils had something negative in common: he had failed to get the Florida Panthers to the playoffs in his three seasons as their coach, and the Devils missed the postseason in 2011 for the first time since 1996. “Like most unemployed guys, you're sitting at home wondering where you're going to work next,” DeBoer said. “You're thinking about your future, talking about selling your house. “It seems humorous now, but when you go through something like that, you know … I have a rock-solid wife who I thought kept me in a good place through that time. It wasn't that long ago.” The Devils were a mediocre 12-12-1 through Dec. 3 before surging to a 36-16-5 finish that pushed them over 100 points. New Jersey settled for the No. 6 seed out of the tough Atlantic Division before eliminating Florida and division foes Philadelphia and the top-seeded New York Rangers to advance to the finals for the fifth time. DeBoer has little sympathy for those who were hoping for a Los Angeles-New York matchup. “The glamour of New York,” DeBoer asked with a smile. “Tough luck.” ___ RED, WHITE AND BLUE 'C': For the first time, both teams in the Stanley Cup finals have an American-born captain: Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings, and the New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise. “It's great for the game in the U.S.,” said Parise, a native of Minneapolis. “That says a lot for American hockey.” And they already know each other quite well. Both Brown and Parise are 27. They were teammates on the 2010 Olympic hockey squad that captured the silver medal at Vancouver, and played on the same team in the World Junior championship. “(Playing) with him it's a lot of fun, he's a special player. Playing against him is not,” Brown said. “The one thing I say about Zach is that you're not going to find a more skilled guy who competes harder. He has first-line skill and a fourth-line mentality and work ethic. He probably works harder than any high-end skill guy that I've seen.” Either Parise or Brown will join Derian Hatcher as the only American captains to win the Stanley Cup. Hatcher did it in 1999 with the Dallas Stars. Parise was every bit as complimentary toward Brown, who hails from Ithaca, N.Y. “Even if he's not scoring, getting assists or anything, you know when he's out there,” Parise said. “He does a lot of things out there that might not wind up on the scoresheet, but he's a very effective player, even if he's not scoring. “I do think we play pretty similar styles of hockey. He's a great player. He's physical. He does everything out on the ice.” ___ KING-SIZED TURNAROUND: As late as March 28, and only six games left in the regular season, the Los Angeles Kings were on the outside of the Western Conference playoff race. Under the leadership of new coach Darryl Sutter, the Kings finished 3-0-3 to earn the No. 8 seed and then began one of the most amazing postseason runs in NHL history. Los Angeles, which began the season 15-14-4 before Sutter took over as coach on Dec. 21, reached the Stanley Cup finals for the second time ever and needed only 14 playoff games to get there. The Kings went 12-2 in the first three rounds to eliminate top-seeded Vancouver (5 games), No. 2 St. Louis (4 games) and No. 3 Phoenix (5 games). “I don't think we're surprised,” forward Mike Richards said. “We worked hard to get to this point. Had a good team all year. We struggled I think early on with consistency which put us in some holes throughout the regular season. “Once we found that consistency, started scoring more goals, playing just with more confidence, I think we've done well in that situation.” The Kings went 25-13-11 with Sutter behind the bench, and the 14-game trip to the finals ties the mark for fewest games to get there since all series went to the best-of-seven format in 1987. Los Angeles is the seventh team to accomplish the feat. “We've overcome a lot of adversity already,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. “We took on the Western Conference first-place, second-place, third-place team. That's no easy task. Maybe because we did make it happen so quick, only losing two games so far, it looks easy. But it wasn't easy. “We played our hearts out. Every single guy played for the other guy beside them. It was a tough task to overcome.” The Edmonton Oilers won the Cup in 1987 and 1988 after 14-game runs to the championship round. Chicago (1992), Detroit (1995), Anaheim (2003) and Pittsburgh (2008) all came up short in the finals after running through three rounds. ___ AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan contributed to this report. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Heat needed more — and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday night. Mario Chalmers scored 22 for the Heat, who won despite an unbelievable night by Rajon Rondo. The Celtics guard played all 53 minutes and scored 44 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds. Paul Pierce scored 21 points, Kevin Garnett added 18 and Ray Allen 13 for Boston. Allen’s 3-pointer with 34.3 seconds left tied the game at 99-all. James missed two shots, first a layup — he got the rebound of his own miss — and then a jumper on the final possession of regulation, and to overtime they went. Game 3 is Friday in Boston. The Heat had come back from 14 points down in playoff games twice before, first in Game 6 of the 2006 NBA finals — their title clincher — and again last season against Philadelphia. And this one was slipping away, more than once. James also two free throws 21 seconds into overtime, and Miami looked in trouble. The scoring dossier in overtime began like this: Rondo scored, Heat tied it, Rondo scored, Heat tied it, Rondo scored, Heat tied it. When Rondo missed a layup with 1:33 left, Miami took advantage, with Udonis Haslem getting a dunk to put the Heat up 105-103. And after a turnover on the next Boston possession, Wade drove the lane, hit the deck and watched as his layup bounced on the rim and dropped through. Garnett stood over Wade and glared, to no avail. Wade hit the free throw, and Miami was up 110-105 with 59.7 seconds left. On a night where the Heat missed 16 free throws — including at least four by James in crucial situations — they would survive. Miami was down by 15 in the first half and by as many as 11 in the third quarter, before a pair of 3-pointers by James started a comeback. Wade made consecutive jumpers midway through the third to shake off a slow start to his night and get the Heat within three both times, and the 2006 NBA finals MVP set up Haslem for a three-point play with 2:55 left that gave Miami its first lead since the opening minutes, 73-71. As Haslem’s shot dropped, Wade spun at midcourt and punched the air. More highlights followed. Miami’s lead got to as much as seven in the third after James blocked Pierce’s shot near the rim, sending the ball high into the air and starting a sequence that was capped by a three-point play from Wade, pushing the margin to 78-71. It capped a 12-0 run for the Heat, who took an 81-75 lead into the fourth. It was the fifth straight game where Miami outscored its opponent by double-digits in the third quarter. In each of the previous four of those outings, Miami never trailed in the final period. That streak ended in this one. And a call that Boston argued against played a big role in the Celtics getting the lead back. James stole the ball from Rondo early in the fourth, drove down the court and got wrapped up by Mickael Pietrus, who was assessed a clear-path foul, meaning Miami got two free throws and the ball. James missed both foul shots, Mike Miller missed a 3-pointer later in the possession, and the lead stayed at 85-81. Barely a minute later, it was gone. Pietrus hit a 3-pointer, Rondo followed with a steal and layup and Boston led 86-85. The Celtics led by five with 3:50 left after a jumper by Pierce, and the Celtics looked to be in control. It was temporary. The Heat scored the next nine points, Haslem’s jumper with 1:08 remaining put Miami up 98-94. So of course, back came Boston — Allen’s 3-pointer tying the game a few moments after Pierce fouled out. Early on, it was all Boston. Over the first 15-plus minutes, Boston was shooting 65 percent (15 for 23), Miami 27 percent (7 for 26). Miami’s point guard did his best to keep the Heat close. Chalmers had 12 in the second quarter and seven in a 14-6 Miami spurt to end the half. He hit a pair of 3-pointers during the flurry, Wade got his first points of the night on a falling-down layup with 27 seconds left and the Heat closed the margin to 53-46 by halftime. NOTES: Celebrities in attendance included UCLA coach Ben Howland, rapper Flo Rida and former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, a regular in the Heat crowd. … Rondo’s other 22-point first half was Feb. 22, 2009 at Phoenix. … Allen, considered one of the game’s absolute best shooters for many years, said he’s been getting plenty of unsolicited advice lately on how to get rolling again. “I’ve only been doing this for 20 years,” Allen said at the morning shootaround. … Haslem (6) had more rebounds than Boston (5) in the third quarter. … Heat C
May 31These usually treatable and preventable diseases include schistosomiasis; Elephantiasis; Trachoma; Chagas Disease; River Blindness; Leprosy; Kala-azar, dengue, black fever and other forms of Leishmaniasis; and the three most common infections — theChagas disease, a tropical illness that is transmitted by biting insects, may pose a major unseen threat to poor populations in the Americas and Europe, according to a report published May 29 in the journal PLoS. The editorial, which was co-authored byA parasitic infection called Chagas Disease is being called "the new AIDS of the Americas," according to the New York Daily News. Experts say that, like AIDS, Chagas is hard to detect and has a long incubation period before symptoms emerge.In 1998, Mateo first tested her technology in Bolivia in an effort to combat not malaria or dengue but Chagas disease, a parasitic disease that's spread through a bloodsucking insect known as vinchucas, AKA the Mexican bedbug.HOUSTON — (May 9, 2012) — Research efforts towards the development of a therapeutic vaccine for Chagas disease just got a significant boost through a new agreement between Baylor College of Medicine and SouthWest Electronic Energy Medical Research
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By Ikam AcostaI guess stranded on a deserted island with co-star Matthew Fox isn’t how Lost cutie pie Dominic Monaghan wants to spend his days. Monaghan was very clear he wasn’t a fan of Fox when a Lost fan asked him to invite Fox to the twitterverse this past weekend.Monaghan replied,”He beats women. No thanks.”Wow! That’s even more shocking than the series finale! Or is it? Fox has been in the media for violent acts toward women before, so this shouldn’t come as a shock to all the Lost fangirls and fanboys who follow the actors’ lives on and off the set.Despite the Lost fan’s pleas to Dominic to recall all the good times they had and say his harsh words were not so, Dominic had this to say:”How do you know we ever did? You don’t know either of us. He beats women. Not isolated incidents. Often. Not interested.”We didn’t see that in a flashback episode or on the deleted scenes from the DVD. Just goes to show we never really know who’s behind the acting and the cameras until a co-star blurts it out. That, and several articles later saying how you’re a woman-beater, of course.In case you are worried Monaghan might get sued by Fox for having such harsh things to say, Dominic doesn’t seem to be too worried. The helpful little hobbit said,”It’s very difficult to sue someone for speaking the truth.”Do you think Matthew Fox is a violent woman beater or is his co-star taking things out of proportion?