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"He was laid to rest on Monday. This morning, his family told WGN TV. His wife, Maria, passed away. She got sick at the same time as her husband and was on a ventilator. She was 56 years old. With all the anticipation surrounding Corona virus vaccines, Governor Pritzker and Health authorities are saying be patient. The state is slated to receive 109,000 doses in its first shipment, They will go to priority Group one, eh? That's healthcare personnel and residents of long term care facilities. Bind. There were 765,000 ill annoyance that fall in that category. According to D, a governor manufacturing distribution and administering enough vaccine to cover these prioritized candidates will take some time. More than just the next few weeks. 23,000 doses in that first shipment will go directly to Chicago. Democrats and Republicans alike are pouring millions into Georgia's Senate runoff races ahead of the January 5th election. The state has long been a Republican stronghold, but a massive spike in TV ads as well as millions contributing and two s sustaining the Keeping Republic Keeping Georgia Republican state is reflecting the state status is a swing state after Democrat President Joe Biden narrowly won it, November 3rd. We're still following a story out of China. Media They're reporting 18 coal miners were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in a mine in the country southwest portion. One minor was found alive. Rescuers continue to look for five more. WGN Sports Jo brand Thank you. Dave, One of the most anticipated college basketball games today is now postponed. Number one. Gonzaga number two Baylor will make up their game that was scheduled for today due to two members of Gonzaga's travel party. Testing positive for covert 19 Illinois's game against U. T. Martin was canceled because of covert as well. Northwestern is still on this afternoon. They're hosting Chicago's state at four o'clock Wildcats are 13 and oh, all time against the Cougars coverage with David Joey Meyer starts at 3 45 right here on 7 20, WGN and WGN radio dot com. Other college hoops today. Loyola plays Lewis, Northern Illinois's at Pittsburg, Illinois. State visits Murray State, Southern Illinois, host Mississippi State College football that just kicked off despite a handful of Buckeyes unavailable. Number four Ohio State returning to the gridiron against Michigan State, Northern Illinois is finishing their home schedule today. They just kicked off against Toledo up in DeKalb. Later today. Illinois tries to end Iowa's four game winning streak. Syracuse Visits Virginia Tech, Eric, I take that back. Syracuse Visits Number two Notre Dame number three Clemson travels to Virginia Tech and both the Tigers and Fighting Irish are finishing their regular seasons and, of course, Number one Alabama against Ellis you tonight and the Bulls have announced their schedule. Billy Donovan's club will start the preseason next Friday hosting Houston. Season begins on December 23rd at the United Center hosting the Atlanta Hawks. I'm.
Football Playoff Committee ranks BYU 14th
"Football playoff rankings were released this week. And unfortunately we I also again and I've been saying this for the past couple years about 70 years since AH college football Playoff has been in existence that this is completely flawed. The college football playoff is commit completely flawed, and we saw the specifically play out with one team and that's BYU. BYU. A 19 0 team right now ranked 14th and this week's college football playoff rankings. BYU fell behind 32 lost teams Georgia, Oklahoma and Iowa State and Cincinnati undefeated received a more favorable initial ranking at number seven. Despite playing One fewer game. Then then BYU. But I want to kind of hover over this larger point in this larger guess. Prentiss as it relates to the college football playoff for second And talk about why I don't believe we're any better off than where we were seven years ago. When the AP poll in computers and analytics were deciding the fate off the championship teams or who got into the national championship game. First off as it relates to be why you do I believe the committee watches any BYU games? No. Do I believe that showed In their ranking of having them 14 overall. Yes. Uh, the committee justified Cincinnati at seven because, they said They're a top 10 offense in the top 10 defense. And that's fine. But yet what was contradictory to be why you being at 14 is B y. You've got a top five offense. I've got a top five defense. And so what You see there and one small example of what they used the criteria that they justified to use one team like Cincinnati. They don't use that same criteria to justify BYU. BYU has a top five overall offense in the country. They pass the eye test. With flying colors. Offensively, they've got a Heisman type quarterback. They've got a really good offensive line. They've beat a ranked team in Boise State. But yet They pretty much showed the I think the greatest amount of disrespect that you could show to a team. On. I'm not saying that BYU is a is a top five team. I've been saying on this program for several weeks Now. I don't think Cincinnati or BYU is going to get into the college football playoff, and I don't think they're worthy of that, even if they do run the table. I think they're good enough to be a team that's 789 and hovers in the New Year's Day, six bowl game, But I don't think group of five team is ever going to get in until they expand the college football playoff. But what's so frustrating about the college Football committee? And why I believe it's so flawed is what is their criteria. That's why I think a lot of this in the college football playoff rankings released this week. It's a moot point. There's no set criteria. The eye test is what they tell us. What is the eye test? The what I hear I test. I mean, what I test means to me. To be completely different than what the eye test means to producer John Or you know what? What The eye test means to one evaluate of the college football playoff committee could be completely different than one. Other people look at it so flawed. It's the ward. I testes so vague. It's ambiguous On every year we hear different scenarios and different criteria about what they're looking for. You know, uh, the eye test, saying that college football teams In certain teams that get in and justified teams off of the eye test of where they're ranked, would be like saying, Well, you know what Hi. Uh, I'm married this girl or I married my wife. Because of the eye test. She passes my eye test. And that may be true for me. Like what I find attractive in a woman and what I look at it a girl. Is, you know personal to me, but it could be completely different than what Prio producer John looks at in a girl like I might like a girl who's who's blonde and over 6 FT. That might pass my eye test. But what passes Big John's I test our producer. John's eye tests might be a girl whose athletic and in short, I don't know, but that's my point. That's a direct correlation to when I I rolled my eyes When I hear the college football playoff committee say that we're looking at the eye tests this Georgia number nine overall, pass the eye test. I mean, they're the highest to lost team in this week's college football playoff rankings, and I look at them and I go. Wow Number nine That's a gift to Georgia. We know they're not getting into the college football playoff, but you know they don't pass the eye test. I mean, they don't pass really any tests. They've already got two losses. Their offenses looked anemic, and even last week when they finally got a quarterback to play and throw for 400 yards, and JT Daniels They barely squeaked out a win over Mississippi State of to win team in Mississippi State. So you know, it's frustrating to sit down and watch these rankings and when they release him, because every year we kind of Or I least personally, you know, bang my head against the wall. A about their criteria and about what they're looking for four teams on how they justify teams that make the college football playoff I mean, In Ohio State gives up 35 points to a top 10 team in Indiana with a dynamic passer and one of the you know, one of the best receivers in the nation. On and you know, they drop Ohio State away down 2 to 4 in the college football playoff. Um, you know, Clemson has has missed their last two games. Um, you know, they had a solid win over Boston College and lost the Notre Dame and they're ranked higher than Ohio State. Uh, you know to me. The only reason Georgia is in the top 10 is They have a little bit more cachet. Maybe a top 10 recruiting class because they got drilled. The dog's got absolutely drilled in their two losses this year against Florida, Alabama, so their defense doesn't even really pass the eye test. And that's the frustrating part. Two is Do we evaluate teams off of when they play those teams? War. Do we hold teams hostage for how team's progress throughout the season are given example like Georgia. Thinking in terms of strength of schedule. Georgia. You could make a case well, they've got two wins verse two top 25 teams when they played each other like when they played Tennessee and we know Tennessee is a bad football team. But we didn't know Tennessee was a bad football team. When Georgia played in a month and a half ago, In fact, Tennessee was undefeated. They were coming off an eight win or eight consecutive game win streak, which was the longest in the country. And they were right 14th in the country Now, I don't believe in that case in that scenario that teams should be held hostage, uh, because of how their opponent progresses throughout the season. But we don't know from the committee. You know how they have a hold Those teams in regards when they play them. You know when, when Georgia played Auburn, they were ranked and you know, all burn five into now, That's really the most valuable and shiny. You went on their resume, but These are some of the flaws in some of the holes that you could continue to poke in the college football playoff on why I think a team like BYU unjustifiably got the disrespect that 14 that they got quickly as we wrap up this
Denver’s mayor urged residents to avoid Thanksgiving travel. Then he flew cross-country to see family.
"Of Denver. He took it to a new level, which is, you know, Usually the coastal guys are the ones who are really stepping in it. But Michael Hancock Said. I got this. Hold my everybody Stay home. Don't see family. Don't do this. Don't do that. You've got to do this. That and the other thing. It's for the safety of the people of Denver. It's for the safety of People of Colorado. Then, after issuing the tweet, saying just this much, he hopped on a plane and flew off this year's mom and Mississippi. It's like, but Huh? And then, of course, he Richard, the the apology. I fully acknowledge that I have urged everyone to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel. I have shared how my family canceled our plans for our traditional multi household Thanksgiving celebration. What I did not share That should have is that my wife, My daughter and my daughter have been in Mississippi, where my daughter recently took a job and as the holiday approaches, I decided it would be safer for me to travel to see them. And to have two family members travel back to Denver. Wouldn't it have been safer? And you've been telling everybody pretty much stick in place? Yeah, he has. But Rules for the and not for me. I recognize that my decision has disappointed many who believe it would have been better to spend Thanksgiving alone. Yeah, like you'd been lecturing everybody else exactly like that. As a public official whose conduct is rightly scrutinized for the messages it sends to others. I apologize to the residents of Denver who see my decision as conflicting with the guidance to stay at home for all but essential travel. Are there. Residents of Denver who see his conflicting their decision conflicting with the guy, not conflicting with it like, well, this is exactly in line with With his order to stay home him going somewhere. I made my decision as a husband and a father. And for those who are angry and disappointed, I humbly ask you to forgive decisions that are born of my heart and not of my head. By the
Broken water main shuts down street in Southeas Washington DC
"Break in the same Southeast D C neighborhood. It was in yesterday to fix the break roughly 2 to 300 customers could be without Water after a break along 23rd Street southeast between Alabama Avenue and Savannah. ST. D. C. Waters, also looking into a possible second break, not far away from their crews were looking for a reported water main break in the area of Southern Avenue and Mississippi Avenue in Southeast but had to stop because of a police investigation happening in the area. Gyms are not allowed to offer
Denver mayor travels for holiday after urging others to stay home
"Denver's mayor has apologized after disregarding his own advice and traveling to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Mayor Michael Hancock urged Denver residents to stay in and avoid traveling for the holiday and then flew to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and daughter. He later apologized, saying his decision was made from his heart and not his head. The Democratic mayor has faced backlash from both sides of the aisle after flying out of the city just hours after sending out a tweet asking residents to avoid travel if they could.
Mayor Of Denver Travels For Thanksgiving In Violation Of His Own Recommendations
"Denver's mayor is explaining himself and offering an apology after he traveled to Mississippi for Thanksgiving. Mayor Michael Hancock said he made the decision to head out of town because his wife and daughter earned Mississippi. The mayor's trip comes as officials in Colorado have warmed about a steep increased in covert 19 cases that threatens to stress the hospital system and after warnings from the governor and others to keep Thanksgiving gathering small and safe.
Mayor of Denver apologizes for holiday travel after advising residents to stay put
"It was a case of do as I say, And not as I do, and now an apology from the mayor of Denver for traveling for Thanksgiving after telling residents not. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has been pleading with people in his city to avoid travel for Thanksgiving. Now it's known. He flew off to Mississippi to celebrate the holiday with his wife and daughter, Hancock, now releasing a statement, saying he apologizes to residents of Denver who see his decision is conflicting, with guidance to stay at home. He says he made his decision as a husband and a father and He asks people to forgive decisions that are born out of his heart and not his head
Denver mayor travels for holiday after urging others to stay home
"Apology from the mayor of Denver for traveling after telling residents not to fly anywhere for Thanksgiving. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has been pleading with people in his city to avoid travel for Thanksgiving. Now it's known he flew off to Mississippi to celebrate the Holiday with his wife and daughter, Hancock, now releasing a statement, saying he apologizes to residents of Denver who see his decision is conflicting with the guidance to stay at home. He says he made his decision as a husband and a father and that he asks people to forgive decisions that are born out of his heart and not his head like Stone, ABC News
Denver mayor travels for Thanksgiving after urging people to stay home
"Mayor Michael Hancock said this last week? I'm asking Emerging. I'm pleading with everyone. Please stay home. Please On Lee go out for essential services Stay home, maybe put up holiday decorations but stayed home Well, he didn't heed his own advice and flew to Mississippi today to see his wife and daughter. The mayor has now issued a statement apologizing to residents of Denver, saying he thought it was safer for him to travel than have his wife and daughter traveled back to Denver. He asked for forgiveness and said his decision was born in his heart. Not his head after
Boston-area based Harvard gets its first Black, elected student body president
"Prestigious Holes in the country and our backyard. A 20 year old from Mississippi, becoming the first ever elected black student body president at Harvard, Noah Harris is a junior majoring in government. He co chairs. The undergraduate council's Black caucus to other black students have previously head of the council. But Harris is the first black man to be elected by the student body. Harris says he ran on a platform of diversity and inclusion. He wants to focus on improving students mental and physical health. It is a 21 on the Wednesday
Stephen .M. Smith and the Iron Bowl
"Stephen smith welcome back from touchdown. Alabama stephen amit always good to see you and great to have you on the program. So it's the week of the iron bowl you've been high on the tide. Since the first time we talked during the summer. let's start with mag jones because you told us. He was different than that was before the public. In the heisman voters fell in love with him. Absolutely i mean. The young man has been battle tested poise and career. I remember him in the us. Freshmen in two thousand seventeen with the scout team out there throwing bombs and of course coach saban told him stop throwing the ball deep all the time. King looks at cope sabres coach. Tell your defense a check me there so you got a guy with that type about and that type of confidence even check his own coach. Nick sabin that you got yourself a quarterback that can really do some special things. So i knew from mack. Jones the freshman that he was poised to this moment but also seeing the growth that he's made targeted stephen m. smith who stephen m. seems like every every aspect of alabama has gotten better the one that has surprised when people is the is the defense. Because after the ole miss game i i wasn't sure that p golden should be buying green bananas. But what's happened on that side of the ball. The main thing is coke. Sabin and pete goading have done a great job. Simplifying things on times player stink too much. You think about my job and is my teammate. Doing his job. It's the guy in front of me. The guy behind me the guy next to me doing their job. And when you're thinking about so many things of your job is and training your is to be district where confusion comes in so nick. Saban has always been one to say. Do your job and the rest will take care of itself. So she and goading been a great june above of simplifying. The game plan players have done their job. You're seeing more pressure on defense guys stopping the run better. More turnovers created a the big thing here. Paul is essentially omits game. You've looked eleven. Shutout quarters football alabama including a complete game shutout of mississippi state and the team is getting off the theater on third down so a better job of simplifying the game plan and players. You know being concerned about doing their job correctly. It's interesting. we haven't really heard much in the aftermath of jason water when he went down some of the pundits. I remember somebody. Espn said alabama was done. They had no chance of winning the national championship. How has that been dealt with on the team. Because it doesn't seem like and i realized alabama has played a top five team Yet they will seem like they've done quite well without him. I remember a conversation. I had with john. Michie paul about you know. How do you feel. Avoid behind by waddell. He's a one type player. Barry explosive guy would. He got hurt against the volunteers. You heard coach. Sabe say you know. I hurt for college football. Not the fact that saving hearts for alabama. I'm sure he pretty much does but he hurts for college. Football due to people enjoy seeing james waddell on the field. He's fast he's a bottle he's gone. He's energetic he's explosive. He's highly entertaining. Obama has found ways to work. Around this. you've seen slade. Boden return be on kickoffs. Of course he got a twisted ankle against kentucky alabama monitoring jam all week and practice. He should be able to go this week. But we'll see what happens We have seen devante. Smith retiring ponts against kentucky patrick satanic. A second has also field in that role a little bit so save has put he and different guys and that special teams role to try to you know. Fill that void but it's worked out for the most part. It is difficult trying to find that guy that can do know what j. waddell does
Atlanta - Social media thrilled with JT Daniels performance, but ponders why Kirby Smart didn’t play him sooner
"From dog nation. Social media thrilled. Jt daniels performance. But ponders why kirby smart didn't play him. Let's welcome in the author of that article connor. Thank you for being with us. First of all. Let's talk about the good news. I the fact that he played well for those who missed the game and it was not exactly the feature game of the day How did he play. I thought he was fantastic. Four hundred yards four touchdowns as the first georgia quarterback to do that since twenty thirteen for a program that has had lingering questions about this going back even pass through the twenty nine thousand nine season to have a performance like this especially when they couldn't run the ball. At all this was the worst rushing performances. One thousand nine hundred eighty six which is a total yards. Jt daniels doesn't play the way he does it. I think it's pretty fair to say. The georgia probably loses to mississippi state team numbers. Not that highly thought of coming into saturday. We're talking to kinda raw and lane kiffin alluded to that as well. Which is just a shocking statement. Is it not that we we ended up getting to this point for those who have not followed the vagaries connor of jt daniels. Do we know what the hold up was with him. in terms of clarence yeah so. His dad came out and made some comments today. You can read them a dog nation where he wasn't one hundred percent ready to go and august and even september. We know he wasn't clear to play in. That arkansas game came out right before the auburn game. Second game of the season and said jt daniels physically clear to play. Football games and reality is yours. Second game of the year. We didn't end up seeing him until the seventh game. We know he took that knee. Brace off prior to the tennessee game and practices in warm ups. But for whatever reason we didn't see him it may have been an issue of how comfortable he was in his knee. And the level of mobility that kirby smart was looking for that's something he's referenced. Many times based off what we saw on saturday that mobility was there the ability to make plays in really. I think the biggest question at least fans people who follow the program asked me or how close was jt daniels to what we saw on saturday back on november seventh when georgia played florida because if daniels plays like he did on saturday against florida. There's a real chance of jordan. Finds a way to at least made that game closer and possibly even win. It just truly amazing to think about how different this georgia season is and while they're having a better season than most two losses of Effectively out and georgia was expecting to be in atlanta at the end of the year and not watching on television or playing in another game. Just give us your your your read on the energy that has now maybe been brought back to a program that was seemingly dead in the aftermath of the florida game. It was a it was a mighty big fall from grace. Do you think this is going. Yeah people's energized. Even i think if. Jt daniels keeps playing away. He does. It is gonna keep people interested in tuned in the rest of the season. 'cause you point out. This is georgia program. Where going eight and two this year in a burst in the peach bowl. That doesn't do it for them. There was a lot of negative energy around this program. Losing the florida so for daniels will come out. Look good look like a possible at least certainly this season and potentially even long term solution at the quarterback position there for georgia. I think that's huge place. While again against south carolina and finishes the season out strong. I do think that can build a lot of momentum towards that twenty twenty one season when a lot of these skill players. That played really well on saturday night. Also come back to the storage team.
Sydney Barber Becomes 1st Black Female Brigade Commander At Naval Academy
"Two news. Now of an important first in Annapolis, Sydney Barber will be the first African American woman to serve as brigade commander at the U. S Naval Academy. It is the top post for midshipman. She starts next semester. Sydney Barber Welcome and Congratulations. Thank you so much. Appreciate this opportunity is so great to be here. Yeah, We're very happy that you're with us. Tell me what does it brigade Commander do what's the job description? So I guess And if you were to look at it in a civilian sense, the brigade commander is what someone would describe is a student body president. So I am the sole representative of all 4400 midshipmen to the common on into the superintendent. So I'm the link between the Midshipmen body and our senior officer ship. So you told me. What kind of what A brigade commander does. What do you Sydney barber want to do like, How are you gonna make this special and make it yours? I feel like I have the heart to do it. My purpose in my objective is to build a team. People who appreciate each other appreciate every single thing that every person has and brings to the table who are really embracing our are blended organization and want to pursue a purpose, no matter what that looks like but are driven towards a shared short shared in common. Goal. So that's what I want to instill in my staff. That's what I want. And still in the brigade is a hole. I guess. First of all, if this whole military thing doesn't work out, please come work with me. I loved Tonto. That would be amazing if we could use you it at NPR. As I noted, you will be the first black woman in this role. And now the first woman to lead the brigade that came back in 1991. So not that long ago, um and back just then, in the early nineties, women were prohibited from flying warplanes couldn't serve on war ships at sea. In the Navy and the Marine Corps have changed so much Is there something what's left that the guys could do that you are prohibited from doing 00? My goodness. There probably are things out there that some limitations that still exist. There definitely are, but I am not worried about it. I'm not worried about all the any restrictions because I feel like we can keep. We can keep Breaking glass ceilings. This is just one of many something that I've heard recently and that I've really likes And I've said this a lot is that with every every step that I take, I mean, I leave the ladder down for the next person. Um and I've talked Tomo Miss Galina. She's been someone that's been a mentor to me the past week that all of this is kind of unfolded in the announcement. Has come about and I've gotten the chance to talk to people like her. Miss Jane is fine. She's the one who was the first woman back in. Yes, Yes, Mister Kalina? Yes, So she's been She's been reaching out to me Miss Janie Minds who the first African American female graduate of the Naval Academy. She's also been I've been speaking to her in depth. I got off the phone with Simone ask you who was the first African American first captain at West Point? Actually, 30 minutes ago, I was on the phone with Dr Rubin. Brigadier E S O. I just had a so money mentor who's also a brigade, commander of Black Brigade commander in the passing so many people who who have inspired me. Um, your story letters done to you. It sounds like right. And so when I think about this experience, I feel like it's special because it's not just about me. It's important that this story circulates for the purpose of The next generation all over the world. Who could look at this experience on Gluck at at this story is something that motivates them and inspires them Tonto amount of whatever goal that they have in their life. When did you know you wanted to join the Navy? Oh, I never wanted to join the Navy girl. So no, my so my dad. He was a graduate from the Naval Academy class of 91. He played basketball here. Andre something that they say is once you're in Academy grad or once a midshipman, always in mid shipment, and he lived by that everything everywhere. Any time was all about navy. This, namely that I was tired of it. By the time I was looking at colleges, I was trying to get away from that time. I wanted to write my own path. I'm looking at a lot of different schools. But what I really foster's in my heart is eyes just a drive for for wanting to pursue. Ah, Career of service. No matter what I did, I wanted to give back to the world. The reason we're doing this interview, the reason this is national news is that you are breaking a big old barrier there in Annapolis. I wonder how how big a deal is it on campus to your classmates care or you Sydney Barber, one of them and you know, like, Do you think about breaking the barriers as you walk around every day? Oh, I I try to keep a level head. I try to stay as grounded as possible. I try to keep a low profile, my friends, my teammates, especially on the track team with me. They kind of laughed because they know who I am. They know that I'm the last one to want my picture taken. Um, I usually I never post any stories on social media because I just don't usually like to Document everything that's going on in my life and just the shift of the past week they laugh because my face is everywhere. My picture is everywhere, People I also I don't usually like to To talk in front of a lot of people are talk about myself, but my mentors have actually helped me with that, and it's great to be humble, and that's something that I tried to be as best as possible. But at the same time, they're like Yeah, you need to be. You need to be confident you don't own this moment own the fact that you are the brigade commander. It took me forever to just say that to say those words because I don't. I don't like to fly. I don't. I don't want everyone to anyone to think that I'm any higher than them. So I'm going to try toe talk to the person that's taking out my trash or sweeping the floor outside my room and make them feel special. But the same time I need also step out of that. Like I need to own this moment to lead the brigade with confidence and with boldness. I do look forward to the day when we're not celebrating these firsts when when we're done because it is just not news that a woman that a black woman could do anything that her male classmates or white classmates could do. Um But it is also kind of. Ah, it's great, and it's a big deal, and I'm sitting here thinking If your grandmother so great grandmothers could see you. They must be so proud. Yeah. Yes, I think about something that I shared and in a founder's Day video about how I think about I'm so humbled by the fact that I get to walk here and be at the Naval Academy and be someone's wildest dream. And when I think about that, in my contents of my own history, my own family, my own ancestry, I think about My great grandparents were sharecroppers on a plantation in Mississippi. My grandmother now lives in Chicago. She was born on that plantation. Um They would never even pictured. This moment. This America looks nothing like the America that they experience and they died before they saw anything different, So I'm I always take that. Take that to heart. And I think about it pretty much daily as I go about my day here at the academy. Well, well, Those are words to live by own the moment. Congratulations again that Zbynek real pleasure and an honor to speak
Signs point to Skynyrd crash monument
"An iconic southern rock band has received an interesting garner when people would turn up at the Mississippi site with Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashed in nineteen seventy seven it would be very hard to find the spot where the plane went down but that's changing now that the state transportation department has gotten involved it just said out exit signed off I. fifty five in Mississippi Nemec home and state highway five sixty eight and the signs point people toward a memorial for band members Ronnie bands and Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines the monument is one of the biggest tourist attractions in southwest Mississippi having drawn thousands from thirteen countries thirty nine states and five Canadian provinces and that was before the directions leading to the remote memorial were set up I'm not squirrels Gabriel
Knicks shut training center after positive tests
"The New York Knicks have temporarily closed their training facility three team employees have tested positive for the virus although they don't have symptoms the NBA season will begin next month the Pittsburgh Steelers have four players on the reserve coated nineteen list including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger they've either tested positive or were exposed they have to test negative throughout the week to be allowed to play Sunday against the Bengals the NFL says that had fifteen new confirm positive tests among players and forty one more among other personnel Kansas state has a virus outbreak it sidelined upwards of twenty players for Auburn nine players and three staffers were found to be infected Saturday's game at Mississippi state was already postponed because of an outbreak with the Bulldogs and southern California's women's basketball has halted all of its activities one player tested positive hi Jackie Quinn
Children are losing basic skills under virus restrictions
"A new report from the. Ap surprisingly children are losing basic skills while under the corona virus restrictions. The reason the surprises me is because you very rarely hear anything in the mainstream media about the horrific downsides of these lockdowns like suicide suicides the drug addictions the domestic abuse increases but here. Evidently children are losing some extremely basic skills. According to the ap some young children have forgotten how to eat with a knife and fork. Which to me is odd. Because that's i never used a knife at school. When i was eating and i just don't understand the connection between these two things. It seems like the most most of your eating with a knife and fork is going to take place at home because you're not eating steaks at the school cafeteria. Specify that it was at school it did not okay. It's restaurants maybe the only time children use forks and knives or at restaurants. I don't know. I don't know what kind of family you had in in mississippi or whatever but we had a knife and fork night when i ate at home like that was just standard table settings. You'd have a knife and fork and that there was going to be some sort of whom meet that required a knife. I mean we wouldn't have a spoon out if we weren't going to eat anything. That was a liquid sure. Yeah i mean. I see what you're saying but usually there was enough variety to where you would have. You would use a knife and fork and a spoon often enough to where you'd retain what i don't understand here is why you're still eating during the pandemic so-called pandemic eating pizza that the problem that would be my speculation based on personal experience on hamburgers or something like that finger food. That would be my guess. Yes they're not eating. The parents are so lazy. Then i don't. I don't cook my own food either okay. So but i'm not feeding this crap to a kid but that says eat good even though i don't cook it that said even though i go out and and we'll get to jamaican food or something like that. I'm almost always eating it with a knife and fork so it must be all finger food that these these kids parents are buying them otherwise. How could they possibly lose that skill. It's a daily thing that you do. That's an excellent point. It has to just be finger food sandwiches. No other crap. Yeah so others others have regressed back into diapers what this is for real. This is a real. Ab story is from the ap. News dot com. Wow evidently i imagine of the younger ones right maybe three or four years old that are regressing back into diapers and not like eight year old. Don't even understand how that can happen like normally when you're a kid. Midori regression from lack of stimulus. Perhaps yeah i mean. I hope they talked to some expert here at some point to explain how this can happen. Because normally at least my recollection now. I don't have a detailed memory of this but isn't it generally the case that it's like. Hey you're a big boy now. You didn't have to like. Have mommy help you or daddy help you with going to the bathroom the bathroom or whatever you got you got it all on your own son or daughter. Good job you know. Here's a gold star. We'll take you out to dinner or gig get some desert or whatever the some sort of reward. There's the reward of you did it yourself the pride in being able to do that yourself. How could you possibly regress back to that. And be like mom. I just wanna pee my diaper again. Can you get me a diaper again. What how does that even happen. Maybe it's another failure of the parents who as we suspect are so lazy. They're just feeding their kids. Finger foods slap in diapers on the kids. They're like we don't want to get off the couch. So here you go. I don't know how second because the parents are buying the diapers right. I presume they're not making them you. Yeah you would imagine the first time that you're fully toilet. trained child. Use the bathroom in their clothing. That you would stop buying diapers one and you would address that with them instead of just okay. what. I don't want to deal with this here. Put some vipers back on
Dallas - Texas A&M Football Game At Tennessee Postponed Due To Aggie Coronavirus Cases
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Mississippi State-Auburn football game postponed as Bulldogs deal with COVID-19
"Football game between auburn and mississippi state has been postponed as the bulldogs deal with. An outbreak of covid nineteen cases. According to mississippi state athletic director. A number of positive tests and players quarantining as close contacts have left the team without the required fifty three scholarship players. The southeastern conference is set for a game to be played that game. We'll be rescheduled for december twelfth.
Oregon becomes first state to legalize magic mushrooms as more states ease drug laws in 'psychedelic renaissance'
"Tuesday was also a good night for more relaxed drug laws. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey in South Dakota, all legalized recreational marijuana. South Dakota also approved medical marijuana, and so did Mississippi. In Oregon voters approved some of the biggest drug policy rollbacks in the nation, They overwhelmingly approved an initiative to decriminalize all drugs. That includes cocaine, heroin and meth doesn't mean that these drugs are now legal just that if you're caught with small amounts, you probably won't go to jail or again also became the first state to legalize magic mushrooms but only used in licensed therapy settings here to talk about these measures, and what they mean is Herman Lopez, senior correspondent for Fox. Focused on criminal justice, guns and drugs High Hi. Thanks for having me. Well, have you let's begin with Oregon? And why did voters overwhelmingly, it appears approved this measure. So for years now, I think we've heard particularly from Democratic politicians this call to end the war on drugs and what that really means For a lot of people based on the support for this initiative, at least Is ending the criminal justice system's role in the war on drugs like making this a public health issue, something that's dealt with that and addiction treatment in hospitals and so on, but not through prison and jail and that Is essentially what drove this initiative not which not only decriminalizes drugs, but also puts redirects some state money to more treatment. And I guess it's a particular problem in drugs or problem everywhere. But Oregon has a particularly bad problem. I mean, pretty much every play every state in the US at this point, unfortunately, has some level of drug problem with the opioid epidemic and also just alcohol, misuse and addiction is really skyrocketed over the past few years. So unfortunate. I don't think Oregon's alone where Oregon was particularly bad, I think is that actually had pretty low levels of funding for addiction treatment on and that's one of the things that this initiative now seeks to fix. But it still is a NY Eyebrow razor, right When you see the headlines decriminalized all drugs. Do you think that this could change the drug conversation and the rest of the country? Yeah. I mean, it's toughly eyebrow raising. I mean, 10 years ago, Ah, no state in the country had legalized marijuana. And now some states are decriminalizing all drugs now granted marijuana legalization is allow sales, which, as you mentioned, this won't allow. But Yes, it's it's a big step and activists. I've talked to them, especially since they saw so much support in Oregon are hoping to like, Take this two more states across the country to really give way to that slogan, too. And the war on drugs. Well, let's talk about this other measure in or again to legalize certain uses of psilocybin magic mushrooms. Tell us about that. So there have been some studies showing that if you used these kind of like psychedelics and supervised setting, so there would be somebody like a trained facilitator, guiding you through essentially a hallucinogenic trip. Um, it can help some people he studies have been small, but they've helped people with PTSD, for example, with end of life anxiety. Some of the earlier studies were about people who have like terminal cancer and are really anxious. Like I think most of us would be about dying and It really helps essentially put thes people at ease to help them that there's lots of Interesting things in the research showing like some people find the spiritual connection. Some people just their brain to start thinking about these issues differently, regardless of what it is. It seems to work. And that's essentially what organ is now going to try to do is like in the supervised setting, so it's not going to be like a medical marijuana dispensary where you can go home with a bag of pot or whatever. But if you in the supervised sentence, you will be guarded. The really stripped you will essentially be able to use Psychedelics legally. And it's only mushrooms, though right, not LSD, or is it both? It's just so sad that that's what most of this research has focused on for lots of reasons, but So both the American Psychiatric Association and the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association opposed this measure. Why So I think one of the things that makes this one A bit tricky for medical folks in particular, is like we already have a process nationally for approving medications. That's the FDA regulatory process, like things go through clinical trials, and they're eventually approved. And unlike medical marijuana, say, 25 years ago. They're these drugs actually are already on clinical trial like that are already on that track. It's possible that regardless what Oregon did hear these medications could have been approved for national youth in a few years, and they're so likely to the FDA still overseeing those clinical trials. We're moving along. So I think that's that's a big obstacle here is like to put this in front of state voters. It's certainly an unusual way to approve medications, and one of the reasons that happened with marijuana was largely because The FDA was stifling research. But in this case that's not happening, So I think the argument is a bit different this time around. Okay. And then, as I mentioned earlier, several states passed recreational marijuana use and medicinal use. So where are we now across the country when it comes to legalizing weed. So 15 States have now legalized weed. Ah, and they've legalized sales. DC has on ly legalized possession, meaning it's kind of like a equalization model where you can't be arrested. But you also just don't even face a fine. But D. C has not legal ourselves who was blocked by Congress from doing so.
"mississippi" Discussed on GroundTruth
"Many of the performance you covered blue songs are considered giants rock and roll idolize in life deified in death. The most famous, those probably Elvis, Presley. The king he died in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety seven and is buried at his home graceland. In the year sense Torres. Mecca is now on the U S National Register of historic places and national historic landmark. Like Elvis, Robert Johnson sat atop musical thrown known as the King of the Delta Blues Singers. They were both from Mississippi all of us from to below Johnson from Hazel hers just south of Jackson. The even died on the same day August sixteenth some thirty nine years apart. But unlike Elvis no one really knows where Robert Johnson is buried in get up in the. Robert Johnson died in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight at the age of twenty seven joining others infamous twenty seven club like Janice Joplin Jim Morrison Jimi, Hendrix Kurt. Cobaine any White House. His short life has become bound in its own the. Did. He go to the crossroads. Did he sell his soul to the devil? Did he die of poisoning and where is his final resting place? I wanted to know more about the man who's influence reach multiple generations musicians from around the world. To find out I drove Greenwood Mississippi. Greenwood is almost the halfway point between Jackson and Memphis Tennessee. This is Robert Johnson live. My name is to hoover and I was raised right here in Mississippi Delta. Lester Hoover owns hoover grocery and Baptist town. He's also resident historian for the Blues and Civil Rights in Greenwood. So where are we going to go today? We're or go to Rob Johnson. Gravesite. Robert Johnson spent his last years here in Greenwood right here right now this is Baptist Herald. This is the oldest African American neighborhood and Greenwood you notice that time. Tracks literally divided Greenwood's white and black communities. So in nineteen, Thirty, eight Robert Jobson live at over here, and by this time because he was a black guy and the only place, he could live in the city limits. He lived behind this Purple House right here. So that's points to a large open lot. The only trace of a homestead is a random set of concrete front step surrounded by weeds landed at that time most baptists towns residents worked in the cotton fields on local plantation will everybody get all worked Robert Jobs would grab his guitar and he'll go down on their corner and he's playing music honey boy was said Harare jobs would make a dollar twenty, five Santa's. and. He couldn't make that all day became a chopping cut. One of the few eye witnesses of Johnson's final years was a guy named Dave honey boy at words. You'll hear Sylvester quoting him ally. He was a blues musician and one of the last see Johnson alive he died in two thousand eleven at age ninety six for decades. He was the only living connection Robert. Johnson. We continue down young street narrow houses each with their own little porch are perched along the side streets. Go into by his Prince Albert Tobacco. And mustard true at the guy who the store. Wouldn't touch Robert Johnson hand because Robert John's was a black guy and he played the devil's music. And most of the true, it would put us tobacco in a brown paper bag and that's what Robert Johnson would write his songs on in honey boy air was Robert jobs would write those songs and he would stick them on the wall with chewing gum that he'd be chewing. And he said he would have eight or ten songs on the wall and he would ask Rob Jobs Robert what song you're GonNa play this Saturday night and he rob jobs would name a Mall Sam Dad when sue the Road Allen I wrote down the devil wrote that one which one you think I'm GonNa play he always was choose the devil's Music So. It seems like you can't mention Robert Johnson without including his alleged benefactor from below. We'll get more into that later. But Sylvester Hoover, provide some context for the general. Association of Dabbles, Visa View of black musician Rob Ajaz BB. Koa. Beer who you are. You start playing your music in the Baptist Church. You know on Sunday you know I'll be saying nobody knows my God. My God. Make me feel it when you leave to church and go to the Juke during Star Plan your music on Saturday is my baby. Nobody knows my baby how she makes me feel saying the same music just shaved. God and Jesus in Church to baby honey on Saturday night. And that's why they say you. So you'll so to the devil. But Robert Johnson's alleged transaction with the devil a bit more formal Robert Johnson left here one Saturday night. Say. Had on a black pinstripe suit in a red necktie. He's he gone to meet the Devil and harding boy was the Robert Johnson came back maybe two and a half or three hours later, and he met him right down here in front of this church. He's a Robert Johnson Hinton like you never heard before. He's a same like his hair would stan of his head when Robert Jobs start playing music. He's a he don't know what he'd be. The same again. Such. Jimmy. I'm leaving baptist. And now we go onto the crawl through. And boy, it was that Robert Johnson went to. Explain to you why they go there. I knew we weren't heading up to Clarksdale, but I had to ask so it's not the crossroads of forty nine. Sixty. Clarksdale. Goes on and boy it was if you live in Baptist town in nineteen thirty. Walk Forty five fifty miles and come back in two and a half three hour. About fifty miles north of Baptist town is Clarksdale Mississippi, where many believed to be the site of the almost mythological crossroads were Robert. Johnson had his legendary appointment with well the devil. Silvester just explained you cannot walk the fifty seven miles to Clarksdale and be back in two to three hours. DEMATA. Time honey boys said Johnson was out that night. Out of the big things around his death is that he would he was poisoned by someone he was seeing husband world. On the stand is Raba job also played at three forks plantation where we're going now. And Robin Johns was gone with the guy's wife that own a three four. Is She had been to Baptist town earlier that week to be wit, Robert Johnson and Robert Johnson came out to the three forks that Sarah night he brought another girl with him. delayed. Husband. All the three four cheated one game. Rob Johnson the whiskey. This is aided to west and forty.
"mississippi" Discussed on Latino USA
"On they say we're going to create an Hispanic product. So you're Mitchell needs to get us more workers in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three container started flying Texas on Miami to recruit workers for the poultry plants the BBC Rogers Morton. The so-called Hispanic project officially started in nineteen ninety-four and it basically boils down to this the factory neither workers and the program was set up operations in Texas. Miami with Daddy, they could find cheap labor in the Tino communities. We start recruiting. Legal workers in. Those years. and. They put over Tyson we need workers for poultry business in more Mississippi nobody knows knew that. I mean, where is more on? How much are you saying? We needed more than three hundred workers in those years. They, only people interest league working here where he's panic within four years, the program had brought roughly five thousand mainly Latina workers to Morton and other me packing towns. Capanna. told us that the Hispanic project also offered new workers some advantages such as. Eighteen houses on drums for the people that come from another places. We put even beds betsy today every four East one before a lot of people. This benefits of Anna mentioned just wearing enough some. Yes. Que- top that they said they were waking couple of weeks day start quitting also. Laura Limb. The hennessy says the after the pro going he no longer had to fly to unemployment offices to recruit Latino. The was out the Hispanic project officially ended in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. By Dan People from Mexico Nicaragua and elsewhere in south, America has started to arrive with work permits where these Benny here this area change a lot. more honest growing the population. I. Work in the censors at two thousand census. Increased allot the ablation because they Spanich back then winkled Hannah was working for the Hispanic project what an Marlins were not part of the incomparable force I'll quin demands around ten. Ten years ago there start coming a lot of what imbalance. They don't care about papers. They don't have papers they work they don't complain and they don't blame the American community all the time complaining I. By a little. I'm going to talk with the Union alone. Hispanic never say anywhere. Yes. Or work the fact that undocumented workers made it to this chicken processing plants seems predictable. They need jobs giving their tough and wherever this a tough job in the US and you will likely find Latinas and Latinos cut the Hennessy's this the he also says the contradiction in the way, the State of Mississippi treated immigrant workers because this is state that he's racist very divided, they don't want Hispanic in this area. They smile to you. Bad they don't like to you. A now with this immigration thing that happened six months ago he was terrible because. The plan was hurt this city was hurt the economy of all these area was hurt very deeply. Coming up on. Latino USA Hundreds of ICE agents descend on central Mississippi. Stay with us not the right? Yes..
"mississippi" Discussed on Latino USA
"When It's a Monday in February of twenty twenty. Which means it's a couple of weeks before the coronavirus outbreak is going to bring the nation to a halt. But right now, we are deep inside the state of Mississippi near the town of Carthage and we've come here to meet a group of Watermelon immigrants who have just finished up an English class Sulak here righty don't they win cash. Not, what I Wreck attack Karl and linguists call. By the time we got their class had just been dismissed but people were mingling outside surrounded by plane single storey buildings. We approach to women and I can hear that they're speaking mum Oakton skomer when. On those. It's a centuries old Mayan language. and. So it's pretty surreal to be hearing it right here in the heart of Mississippi. Oh. Three. D.. Understand it all one of the women for the guy has her daughter with her for that. He is not her real name by the way she has a case pending with immigration. Her daughter has a long black ponytail and she's curious but also a little shy and I'm immediately impressed by her talent. She's trilingual. You wait a second year you're like a queen here. So how old are you to the twelve? Yeah. So you speak and speak. English you speak English, you speak Spanish and man and mom. FIDGETY and her daughter came to Mississippi from what the mullahs they're undocumented and they're not the only ones over the past twenty years. The undocumented immigrant population in the state of Mississippi has doubled. So what do you think about Mississippi? You'd like it here. Yes, you do. Because I lacked in school. Your mom does she work in the chicken? No Chill Howard. Has something faith. Ono. Can you show me in? Oh my goodness. My goodness. So she's wearing an ankle shackle. This is the kind of ankle shackle that immigration authorities us to keep track of immigrants once they're released from detention, and while they wait for their court date, it is a plastic ankle shackle and it is. Resting on her foot right now, and it's leaving a permanent bruise indentation. It's Black Infinity Gus case her troubles started when she went to one of the areas chicken processing plants looking for a job. Just as thousands of undocumented workers have done in the last decade, there are a number of major plants around here in small towns such as Morton Forest Carthage, and Canton, which are not too far from the capital of Mississippi. Jackson he'll Fiat Stilo. In Seattle, they are. Your. Stomach, I-I Gumbel throw. Is the whole hold on a second? Are you telling me that you saw your mom went to look for work? At. The chicken? Plant. and. She just happened to be there on the day. When the Raid Happen Is that what happened? August seventh twenty nineteen the day of the largest single state immigration raid in US history. Ice Agents on foot and helicopters descended onto several poultry plants in small towns throughout the region. The arrested hundreds of undocumented workers for the Cup happened to be there on that day looking for work but she was arrested to see if we is the Style. Why? those day. You didn't even work there was did not need neither our how. No fifty gut was released by immigration authorities like many others on the day of the raid. because. She told them she's a single mother several months later though she got into a car accident. And that accident landed her in the hands of immigration authorities again. She believes the local police may have been targeting her because they knew that she had been released on the day of the raids on the. Committee who Senora about the net. Panella For Casino. Lago immigration agents told her that in order to be released and be reunited with her daughter. She'd have to wear an ankle shackle see. Okay. You'll get NYDIA utterly circle me. Okay. Alone only just our Camille. SIP on three stairways CEO. Bob. Nothing. The muscle at the moment is. that. He goes daughter fears that one day her mother could be deported and Teen Day immigrants. She will backing in were model and what about you? Angry alone. You're going to stay here alone. Is that what you want? You want to go back to what the? On Wednesday here with my mom. From NPR and through media, it's Latino USA I might gain Hosa. Today the legacy of the largest immigration raid in US history and how a Latino community in Mississippi is still coping with it's painful consequences. One of the many consequences of the covid nineteen pandemic is that everyone has become much more aware of the food supply chain. Now tore nations food supply many meat processing plant workers are now protesting orders to remain on the job at least twenty two facilities are currently closed because of covid nineteen outbreaks, and some workers are now saying they will not go back without better testing and safety measures and meat packing and processing plants or at the center of that chain some plants have seen covid nineteen breaks some have even had to shut down. Tonight, a food supply chain strain, cove nineteen it was a bottleneck caused by this whole. Pandemic now relief the President says in the form of his executive order invoking the defense production act ordering all meet plans to stay open employees at meat packing plants were declared essential workers and as it has happened time and again during this pandemic, many of these essential workers are Latinos and Latinas the disparity in cases of covid nineteen in America, soaring among Hispanic population, working some of the most under appreciated but veto jobs this country. There are about fifty chicken processing plants in the state of Mississippi. They provide a much needed food supply to the country and beyond. But staffing. These places is not easy over the decades. Many locals have turned to other less onerous jobs, and that's why the state is also a hub for immigrant workers. Many of whom are undocumented we begin today's show looking at the fallout from the massive raid in Mississippi a year ago. Hundreds of ice agents arrived at seven of these chicken processing plants. They arrested about one hundred, eighty workers, many of them, fathers and mothers whose kids were left behind for days weeks or even months. Some of those who were detained have been deported. Huge truck. Plus February six months after immigration rates Marie and I went onto to Mississippi. That's the voice of made my cs..
"mississippi" Discussed on In The Thick
"Up guys before we Amazing discussion. Let's move on to our final segment which we call lower thema Rommel's or the last one before you go last call. You know like the thing that you do before you leave the Monday blues. That played down there in Jackson Mississippi ribs with friends. You know out on those that Nice Jackson night one last question so. Mississippi is a state with a lot of layers. A lot of issues and for me honestly it has gone deep into my heart. I'm so thankful to have spent some time there and I plan on coming back a lot so you haven't said goodbye to me Mississippi. But here's the question. What can and should the rest of the country learn from electoral politics Mississippi specifically or in general. What should we learn and take away from the people of Mississippi and let's start with you are l? Yeah I mean I think a religious touched on it. I mean Mississippi. Todd did like the country how to organize grassroots movements happening all over the country all over the world really You know a lot of that work start here during freedom summer in so you know. It's it's always interesting when people when they bad mouth and they say you know. What are you all still live there? It's so backwards you know. It's like people come and stay here to fight into stay. You know like you can't exist here if you're not willing to fight right in so that's that beautiful spirit is like the reason why. I came back here. You know my family. You know part of the migration story there from Mississippi. I grew up in Saint Louis but you know the communities that I'm part of like everybody here is you know fighting for this place and I think that that is something that you know. Folks really don't understand about Mississippi in if they you know listen to people like a Rica you know they would understand a little bit better like why people in Mississippi are here like what we're really fighting about a rica. What what should we. What should we learn from you? Honestly people are already learning right like people to is point like I said. I taking adopting our models of organizing across the country in for better worst. Whether people organizers black folks who are organizing across the world Want to admit this and that everybody loves Mississippi because the heart and soul of how people resist in how we are. Resilient has been learned through the souls of black folks in Mississippi and the truth of the matter is so much of America is Mississippi. You know and and I said this the other day to a group of our students like there's a. There's a truth about who we are that. America doesn't want to reckon with but we've taught the country so much about fighting and so much about winning and we're GONNA continue to teach people but again i. I hope folks listen to the stories of the young people on the ground working here every day and read about our work and not just get inspired or get curious about what we're up to but really start defending Mississippi as if it was their hometown. Because that's who we are to the country like we are everybody's great great grandmother stomping ground. Damn that's so beautiful. I'm like I'm like Whoa. We didn't know that A RICO is also a philosophical preacher but thank you for that. I know my grandfather was a minister. So you know Latino heritage we have how many how many different jobs do we have as? Poc let me tell you. Save is editor in chief at Mississippi today. A recomended is the executive director of Mississippi Votes. Thank you so much for joining me on this episode of interesting. Thanks for having thank you and Stereo. And what a great show I ain't a whole side. Lorella and remember dear listener go to Apple podcasts. To rate and review us. How often do you get to hear a show about Mississippi politics? And you know it just touched you. Mississippi's and our hearts. It really helps do that for us. Also remember you can listen to in the thick on Pandora spotify. Wherever you choose to get your podcast follow us on twitter and on Instagram. At thick show like us on facebook and tell the entire world to listen the entire world tire world in the biggest produced by. Nicole Rothwell nor Saudi. Our audio engineers are Stephanie. Lebow Julia Caruso and Leah Shaw. Our digital editor is Luis Luna. Our intern is royal the music. You heard his courtesy of Nacional kept NC K. records. We'll see you on our next episode. Thank you so much for listening nausea..
"mississippi" Discussed on In The Thick
"Hey welcome back it's in the ungainly. Horsa with by co host who were joined by Rl Ryan Nave and a Rica Bennett. Let's get back to the conversation. All right let's talk about Yes it's true that the that that Mississippi in terms of the primaries it tends to get overlooked. But let's talk about Mississippi in the primaries because oftentimes a lot of them basically it's like Mississippi is a fly over state he something's interesting that happened Mike Bloomberg. Who's still in the race as we know as the Monday before Super Tuesday? He has invested. He's getting out before dimension. Okay all right. We're talking about money because what we know is that might. Bloomberg has up to twenty people working in his office in Mississippi Twenty. Two twenty two people. The only other candidate who has paid staff in the State of Mississippi is Elizabeth Warren. With two staffers so far. Bloomberg has gotten around two dozen Mississippi endorsements from local and state representatives but Bernie. Sanders received a key endorsement. This past Friday that Jackson Mayor Show Quay on Lumumba endorsed Sanders. Away did you have something that you have something to do with? Saw An electoral justice fellow for the Movement for black lives. The Movement for black lives developed a vision for black labs and From the Vision for black started to look at political candidates whose platforms and policies aligned with that vision right and most of those folks where the Democratic nominees wasn't trump folks who were on the Democratic ticket and so they started to really carve out like what would it mean to be in the blackest cities across the United States and host People's caucus in some of my cohort members are calling them black caucus where folks are learning about policies learning about the issues And talking about how they affect communities there from first hand And so you know. We've been doing this in creative ways in about thirteen states like I said and so mine was on February. Fifteenth and the Mayor of the city of Jackson was part of that process. Not In the creating of it but he was a participant. Like everybody else He came through and he said you know what this is. This is wonderful. You know based on this exercise this will be how choose who we will endorse. Wow Yeah so so. That's what happened. It was really about policy right. It was very much again analytical understanding of Policies Sanders could so there was a couple of different things that I wanted to highlight in this space. Right so Tomorrow's point like yeah. There are two campaigns who have staff in Mississippi everybody else has maybe a volunteer base or nobody on the ground Sorry to all of those campaigns and Folks folks came out and we wanted to prove to folks that you know these are people who actually have boots on the ground. These are the issues that Mississippi and say they wanted to talk about. This is where we WANNA be reflected in your policies and you know we really had a chance to go deep in and talk about some things that are unique to to Mississippi unique to Jackson In the people were definitely a major intricate piece to have their process unfolded and shot the young people who dream and imagine what space could be So all right. So are what about you? What's your thought about that? Endorsement by the mayor of Jackson Four Sanders in terms of kind of inspiring. I don't know who will inspire. And what are you feeling in terms of Bloomberg and Biden in Mississippi Not Question Oh loaded question before before the endorsement. I think there's just a lot of talk about you know which direction the mayor would go. We know that Mayor Bloomberg has been here several times. He's given a made his philanthropic arm Bloomberg philanthropies. You know given the city a little bit of cash and then you look at like some other you know other southern black mayors who have endorsed for Vice President Joe Biden in question. Was you know whether or not he would go. You know. Go down that line. You know I think that The People's caucus was of a process. I mean the mayor's sort of like you know he. He you know he ran on this idea of you know the people right and so you know he. He came in listen to to what people had to say and Senator. Sanders has also. I mean he spent time in the state as well. He was here a couple years ago for a town hall with the mayor. You know their values are probably more lined or definitely more line than bitcoin. Bloomberg's just think that you know. Some people wonder whether or not that that endorsement was going to be bought. And you know I don't I don't. I don't think that this this mayor could could have afforded the political blowback of being perceived to having had his endorsement. Wait a minute where you're saying is that there was speculation. That Bloomberg was was going to buy his endorsement as well. Well he's funding this city blue in the city and so I mean it was just kind of just a transactional politics in Russia. But I think it would have disappointed a lot of people who supported this mayor. Absolutely what about Bloomberg? And what are you guys? Think about those two candidates Mississippi I mean gut gut going back to marinas point about the paid staff. I mean you know. Mayor Bloomberg has been a lot of TV as you know he has built this team. You know the conversation. Is You know folks trying to get paid young? How do you pay your conversation about? Let's see getting getting paid or really liking the candidate that you're getting paid to work for. It seems to me and I have to say before. I went down to Mississippi before a South Carolina and Nevada etcetera and seeing how Bloomberg was blanketing the state with his ads. There was definitely this feeling of like. Wow this this feels like you know like some kind of you know of a of a wall that you're gonNA come up against but the Bloomberg Wall. Yeah the Bloomberg spending wall but are you feeling that people Mississippi saw or talked about his his debate performances and are a little bit like Nah. You can't really so the people working for Bloomberg for example if you talk to the NFL say is that the reason they were for the campaign in unison could points though I mean they they think that no matter what happens with the nomination that building political infrastructure political power exactly and but at the expense of who right and so you have to look at who You know we just talked about. Is that GonNa Affect People in the Mississippi Delta or anywhere honestly folks Outside of this political bubble that we live in aren't necessarily watching the debates because why they have to go to work and they have to like do normal people things like politics is a whole nother monster of situation right and so for folks who don't have the luxury the luxury in a light word of like Spinning Holiday Times in this political Ram People are looking to their community leaders. Who have quite frankly endorsed Bloomberg and people who are running this campaign who are notable in those communities In saying oh well if this person is aligned with these values than certainly. This is the person that I'm GonNa vote for and so I think for me. There's just you know this kind of a misuse of political power or political influence. I won't call it power to create that kind of You know I just slow. Have mercy all right listen. Let's get real here guys because we're talking about all these Democratic candidates and it's and you know in a primary but obviously the last Democratic presidential candidate to win your state to win. Mississippi was in nineteen seventy six. My first election that I remember Muttiah was it. Jimmy Carter one so we know that Mississippi continues to be strongly you know. It's a strong red state and in two thousand. Sixteen trump won Mississippi by about eighteen points. Which is fifty seven point nine percent of the vote and he definitely outperformed Mitt Romney from two thousand twelve. Mississippi does have one Democratic Representative Congressman. Bennie Thompson Right. And last November's election in Mississippi there was contentious local elections and trump intervened in Mississippi by backing Republican candidates. Right and so with all these demographic shifts. You know that we're talking about it. But still in recent election white moderates turned out more for Republicans so Brian. This is like the loaded question. But I'm GonNa read loaded question Purple Mississippi Possible. What do what do the two thousand eighteen.
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"It's spend two and a half years on cross examination. The prosecution pointed out that a whole bunch of witnesses and facts in this trial would have to be wrong for Curtis to be innocent ours online. It's up to them to decide who has line. After seven days. As of testimony Curtis lovelace trial had come to an end. The jury began deliberations. Remember the first panel was deadlocked. Six two six. Let me ask you this. Have you reached a unanimous verdict but this go round. The jury was out about two hours before it came back with a decision. Eleven years after Korea two and a half years after Curtis's arrest rushed to jury trials later not guilty to our verdict murder trial. I mean what does that tell. You tells me that that they were absolutely convinced. Kurt was innocent. That's not how prosecutor Ed Parkinson sees it. So does the system work or is a guy gotten away with murder sometimes it works. I think my partner and the prosecution said you're looking at a guy who you think might have got away with murder. I feel bad because I think we were right. Well the legal consequences for Curtis over the fallout from Corrie's death continues to paralyze the extended family. I don't know what to believe anymore. Uh Lindsey now. A teacher remains estranged from her father but she hopes to salvage something despite all. That's happened a relationship with your brothers. I just pray every day and hope that one day I'll get a call a text message and email something from one of them. Corey's Mom Marty did you come to an opinion opinion about what role if any he had in Corrie's death curtis contract here. I have kept my mouth shut for a long time and keep it that way. Courtesy says the state offered increasingly attractive plea deals before the start of the second trial but he turned them all down He. He has since filed an eleven count lawsuit against the police and the city of Quincy the suit alleges malicious prosecution and argues courtesy. Kids were falsely imprisoned during those police interviews representatives for the police in Quincy said they had no comment. The family moved out of Quincy and Curtis opened the Law on this in Champaign Illinois couple of requests that we go ahead and he and Christine started an exoneration type organization they say they. I want to help others. Wrongfully accused or convicted pristine what happened to you guys in this whole thing. Do you think I don't know what happened to us done us. We're still figuring not not out. These kinds of things happen across country every day and now I think we have an obligation to share this story and help other people. Your goal was to that courthouse. Innocent Man yes I believe Looking in the eyes of that jury Seen tears from some of them. How quickly the They came back. They were declaring to to me in in in the world. That that I'm innocent Curtis lovelace ace. A life interrupted. That's all for now. I'm Lester Holt. Thanks for joining us in the meet. The Press Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The twenty twenty election and more candid candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things. We usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast..
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"Talk Judge reworking. reworking talk. Curtis lovelace was putting his life in the hands of John loafing his new attorney. Who took on the defense for free had more than twenty years of experience? Just Komo in Criminal Law. Was this your first murder trial it was. I did a battery criminal defense case right out of law school but other than that. This is basically my first criminal defense case Curtis was taking a huge game on the other hand since he was broke. He didn't have a lot of options in his is opening. Remarks Lavi said the state hadn't presented any evidence of murder for a reason. There was no murder all she. You Guys Condition Bla Apple. One of the defenses key goals was to debunk the damaging testimony of Carnoustie's ex- Erica that he had violently attacked her and ripped her shirt. Once we'd finish talking and I taking my notes and one of the first defense witnesses was major Larry fully with the Illinois National Guard. I asked her. She wants to make a sworn statement a formal porn statement which is interesting. She said yes she would. Erica had filed a domestic violence silence charged with the guard since Curtis at the time was still active. The major was appointed to look into the charge in major testified as to what Erica told him. She started backing out. Well backing up. She fell then he went down to pick her up and when he did. She said that he actually struck her. And the chances he was reaching for shoulder you yeah that was her words. Erica at first reported curtis accidentally hitter the major added. She initially didn't mention anything about Curtis ripping her shirt after conducting an investigation. He concluded her charges were unfounded. There was nothing there to actually lead to a domestic violence finding armed with that information. The Defense Confronted Erica in cross examination with her own statement but Erica said the document used in court was a fake. Someone made that up. Someone put those words in. There might signature nutrition there. My signature is not there. This is tight this is written. Anybody can redo this then. The defense did something unusual. It asked Erica about other accusation accusation. She's made against Curtis and she had a laundry list of complaints. He knows how to forge paperwork. He used my social security number to try. Try and steal money out of my account. He knows how to get rid of evidence. He stole my daughter's bicycle out of the garage at one point and overwhelmed Erica asked for a timeout. came out but Erica wasn't folding. She blurted out another allegation in court against her ex he was poisoning me. There was my hair was falling out. There were white lines on my fingers. I was extremely sick. Erica claim Curtis. I try I to poison and her daughter. She told police he likely put something in their orange juice. But according to the defense that was a problem with that charge Erica had never sought sought medical care doctor and said it wouldn't have mattered when Eric left the stand. What do you think the jury remember? I think they were shocked at the state called her. The state thought that they could score points but when she was subject examination she wasn't a credible person. There was one other theme not wanted to drill into this jury and it concerned the lead detective Adam Gibson. A yard had gone pathologist shopping. That is he consulted the series of pathologists before finding one to give him the answer he was looking for that. Yes Corrie's death was in fact a murder. If my opinion is not what what he wants he's going to be going looking for somebody else Dr Shock. Ot's was one of the pathologists Gibson approached her opinion. Detective Gibson wanted her to call this missile homicide. When that was not her conclusion he had a teary and he was looking somehow to substantiate that theory the original pathologists the original coroner said that there was insufficient evidence to find a homicide? You got other opinions from other pet. The hodges who also told him there's nothing unusual here you're barking up the wrong tree then keep even more damaging accusations accusations against detective Gibson. The defense said it obtained at the last minute important emails and other documents it was supposed to have received from the police but never you did potentially exculpatory evidence was not something that I thought of. No one email was from a medical expert and he warned Detective Gibson. Did if the first pathologist left the cause of death is undetermined. That opinion would trump anyone else's andy imply that would give plenty of reasonable doubt to a jury. I believe so yes. I did not the prosecution's this case appeared to be teetering then came another blow. William Ballard was one of the first. EMT's on the scene when he arrived he wanted to place ekg stickers on Corey's body to check for a heartbeat so he moved her arms her arms or downing us or chest. I had to pull them up to Check for a pulse. Check for Any rigor mortis and to also move her arms up to where I could place my stickers where I'm supposed was to place them. He moved Corey's arms before the police photos were taken. That means her arms. Were not in the same position as seen in the photographs. The the one that started this entire second investigation. The defense seized on that fact. You know yeah I did not hear that arms have been moved prior to the pictures. Yes it's basically a yes. Come up for a final surprise for the first time the defendant Curtis lovelace took the stand. He insisted he wasn't a violent man. He never harm to second wife. Erica and certainly did not kill Jill Corey. I did love Corey and I know. The kids loved her and It's been difficult. The defense wrapped up. Its questioning with an an emotional curtis telling jurors of the enormous toll. The two trials had taken on him and his family..
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"Curtis lovelace was a local celebrity or at least so infamous according to his new defense team that he couldn't get a fair trial in his home town. A judge agree so trial number two was moved from Quincy to Springfield Illinois about two hours away. The defense is gonNA come up here. And that's David Robinson Robinson would join Ed Parkinson for the prosecution. This time cameras were allowed in the courtroom when the trial started in March. Two thousand seventeen or houses for fifteen eighteen feet apart from each other so as in the first trial neighbors testified. They often hurt arguing from the lovelace home. This woman lived next door and says she heard shouting outing almost every day. Essentially for the entire time that we lived there so six years as I walked by the House I I heard an argument allowed argument. Another neighbor testified. She heard Corey. Curtis really going at it and on a specific date the night before Valentine's Day two thousand six. She happened to be out for a stroll it. Actually I did cost me to pause. I guess I was listening to see if if somebody was in distress. The prosecution's theory this go round on how cory died remained the same after a heated argument the night before Valentine's ends day curtis suffocated his wife with a pillow in a fit of rage. He then waited up to twelve hours before police were called him over here and have safely's and once against science would play a leading role in the prosecution's case but prosecutors had a new witness a star forensic expert. I have testified before the house. Elsevier presentative in a sixty four year career. Dr Warner Spitz has consulted on the JFK. and Martin Luther King assassinations as well as other high profile cases including those of Phil Spector and Casey Anthony Injury. No doubt dodge art in darkened courtroom spit showed photos and talked about that cut inside Corey's mouth Cardis had told police. His wife had fallen in the days before she died his explanation for that injury but this expert said he saw no signs the cut was an old one is no evidence of he like at the time that it incurred the abrasion on the outside of the lip and the cut inside indicated. Decatur is not an object like a pillow have been placed on Corey space. Shortly before she died. This is not an accident. This is not a that child death. This is not a suicide. This is a homicide then came testimony the first jury never got ought to here and it was explosive for this trial. The judge allowed Erica. Goldman's wife number two to testify. Remember when we interviewed her. She wanted to protect your identity but now the witness stand she could no longer be shielded by a disguise. Attacked me. Prosecutors called the ex wife to the stand to to try to show that Curtis had a history of violence. She recounted one incident. She says that happen at home during their marriage had started probably drinking around nine nine. Am and we had been arguing about kids and he came rushing at me and tried to grab me tried to it hurt me and grabbed my shirt and he yanked it up really hard hard enough turn in Germany. He ripped my shirt and then he let me go and he tried to grab me again and I kept on trying to fight him then. Erica told the jury another shocking story. She said Curtis had been drinking at a party. Later that night he blurted out something. She found disturbing. He's fairly honest except for when he's been drinking and he it was talk. He was upset about something. I asked him what he was upset about. And he stated something about she was riding underneath me and then he said Oh the black cat as strangers. That story sounded the prosecutor. took it to mean. This curtis wasn't talking talking about a cat but about Corey's last minutes of life as she struggled while Curtis Mother Erica. That story that tells us what particular quote that came out and he says I could hear her writhing beneath me. Yes that was evidence and it sounds as though he's talking about killing his wife at that we thought it sounded like and she testified to that under oath both on the stand I could feel her writhing beneath me and that's pretty much. What would have happened? If suffocation was occurring the prosecution believed it's evidence against Curtis was overwhelming. Not so fast said the defense. That's because it had some things of its lease a new piece of last minute evidence and what an interesting nugget they had found coming up. Tough questions for Erica. Someone someone made that up someone put those words in there might signature should be there. Anybody can redo this and bombshell testimony inside percents.
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"And let me say on the two older boys unlike. I'm like their sister. Stop to the story. They told police this year. Out of yes. I think she did if jurors believed them. It blew apart the prosecution's excecutions timeline. That corey was murdered the night before they said the same thing that they had told Baird in two thousand six and detective Gibson in two thousand fourteen and the defense had its sights on detective Gibson they claimed in two thousand thirteen he was an overeager newly promoted detective primarily assigned to Work Crimes Times against seniors. This was his first murder case. He transferred from Canine Officer to elder service officer and around the same time. He went to a one week course on being lead detective in the homicide case and he embarked on this investigation allegation that that led to my indictment. Finally the defenses medical expert concluded there was only one plausible explanation for Corrie's death. She had a history of drinking and falling and that caused that abrasion and cut the bottom line. She was an alcoholic and believe MSC suffering from a liver disease someone who unfortunately died of natural causes. She's not a normal thirty eight year. Old woman she has a significant disease of a major organ that is associated associated with sudden death and with liver failure in the end Curtis decided not to take the stand. Ten women and two men would decide lovelace his fate. The deliberations went on for two full days. Then Christine got the call to come back to the courthouse. I knew in my heart. He was coming home. You're going to prevail. It's coming home. Yes but once she arrived bailiffs led her to a small law library. Christine came and and and explain to her for the first time. What was about to happen? That the judge would declare a mistrial. Kurt was sitting across WHO said I'm not going to be able to come home tonight and And I lost all my air. It was terrible. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked the vote. Six guilty six not curtis would face another trial. Since he couldn't make bail he'd remain in jail unless a deal a plea deal the they they had offered A A second degree a murder plea but I knew it was a decision not only that I had to make that we had to make as a family and I didn't know whether I can put them through another year of what we had already gone through. That's when one of Curtis's lawyers turn to Christine and he said that this can all end right now. If Kurt agrees to take this deal he said it would keep him from dying in prison but he'd have to admit his culpability responsibility in Corrie's death that's the condition right correct and that he wouldn't have have to spend probably any more than thirteen years in prison. The two said No. Thanks to the states offer and geared up for a second trial but that force them to face another Dr reality they were totally broke unable to afford another lawyer. What are we going to do? I mean at that point there. It didn't appear to be any option. This could be a moment for Christine to say I'm Outta here. I didn't sign on to be some. Tammy Wynette for this guy standing by her man. I'm gone yeah. And and and who could blame her if she would have done that but that's not not who she is. It looked though curtis would have to use a public defender but Christine wouldn't accept that option. She worked her connections and eventually ended up here in Chicago. She came into our office and told US her story. And I remember found it compelling and certainly worth exploring further. John `love' is not a criminal lawyer. Here he's a civil rights attorney by practice who also does pro Bono work with the exoneration project it's aim overturn wrongful convictions. Got Curtis hadn't been convicted at least not yet. Still `love' and co-counsel Tara Thompson decided to take the case. Their services would be free. The main concern concerned that I had in this case from the outset was really the lack of evidence. This didn't feel like a murder case from the beginning with a new defense team in place. Christine got working on her next goal making bail to get her husband out of jail. Friends eventually put up the cash. Almost almost two years after his arrest Curtis was released to his wife and saw. They greeted me at Hancock County jail and I. I came home to a dog that I had never met and and for the first time. Got To be so back in my house and and back in my home but it wouldn't be home sweet home for a long while Curtis and Mrs lovelace number three waited for the the next trial in the alleged murder of Mrs lovelace number one. The judge ruled Mrs Lovely Number. Two could testify against her former husband. And what a story appreciate coming up Erica out of disguise and on the stand recounting. What she says was a marriage from? I'm hell he ripped my shirt and then he let me go and he tried to grab me again. Done trying to fight him off when when dateline continues.
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"Cardis lovelace was the hometown hero now. His face was plastered on the front pages of Quincy's newspaper as an accused murderer. We're relying on scientific medic the media including our Quincy NBC affiliate were all over the story covering nearly every moment of his fall from grace. He's accused of killing his first wife. The former prosecutor would himself be prosecuted persecuted by Ed Parkinson Je can't get around. Rigor Mortis in my opinion and make sense of this case. The timeline doesn't make sense with Curtis loveless in January two thousand sixteen nearly a decade after Corey lovelace. His Death Curtis arrived for the first day of his trial. He faced twenty to sixty years in prison upon conviction for first degree murder. He pleaded not guilty cameras. Were not allowed in the courtroom. It's clear to me it. It didn't matter or what I did. As far as the prosecution was concerned their only concern was that they needed to create a crime and they needed for me to look bad bad in order to do that. Curtis didn't necessarily need prosecutors helped to look back some of his own actions. The Day Corey died. Were at the very least unusual joie including never calling nine one one. He called. Who is boss? His wife is dead yes and he calls his boss. Yeah he said my wife is dead so so his boss said what would you like to call the ambulance people. Yes would you do that. Corey's mom Mardi diedricks and who live just a few houses away away testified that Curtis broke the news of her daughter's death and what she thought was the most callous way there was a knock at her door. Curtis was standing there with four year. Old norse open the door and says oh by the way correspondent and leaves Mardi. I've got to say yeah. I think that's very strange. Take your grandson and by the way. Your daughter's dead. He was emotionless. Let's put it that way People who saw him that they claimed that he was without emotion. Curtis also knew CPR and yet he never tried to revive his wife on the day. Why didn't you do CPR? We are I don't know I don't know why I didn't do CPR. I don't know why I didn't call nine one one in looking back. I saw my wife Corey dead and I didn't know how to react prosecutor Parkinson next one. After the first police investigation pushing hard against detective bear. WHO handled the case? He questioned if bear gave Curtis who was then an assistant. State's attorney preferential treatment. He was a prosecutor. They were the police he gave him a story that he How it happened? They bought into it after. Aw He's one of us so maybe tougher questions didn't get asked I think so. Neighbors testify the lovelace household was sometimes stormy one and that Parkinson suggested to jurors is the backdrop of Corrie's death. They fought all the time. It was a rocky marriage with lots of arguments going both ways and it got out out of control maybe. The evidence indicates that placing the pillow over once face to make them stop yelling at me. Maybe maybe in her weakened state if she was had flu like symptoms. Maybe it went too far. The state's theory remember is the force of the pillow caused that cut and abrasion on the outside and inside of Corey's lip the prosecutor then implied that pillow was placed under her arms after she died and later removed. If you leave it there through the night in while Rigor mortis setting in and then if a person thinking Oh my God what did I do and Oh. There's that pillow and her. I'm going to get rid of that pillow then arms are already up and you think that's what happened. Yes but then came. Perhaps the most anticipated anticipated testimony for the prosecution. Lindsey Curtis's own daughter took the stand two times over a span of eight years. She told police her mother was US alive that morning. Better but on the stand with her dad's life on the line. She changed her story telling jurors she was no longer sure. Our mom was alive that day. Don't remember any of it but it doesn't stick in your memory now and yet detective barons notes. You do tell him the story about seeing your mother and then and with a videotaped interview with the detective Gibson. You seem quite clear about that morning in yes you saw and went off to school. What happened in the interim between your statement and going into trial? Oh on the stand and then kind of stepping back from all of that. It was the fact that no one had honestly asked me sincerely what had happened that day. And I'd never taken time to actually actually think about it. I did a couple of years before when you took your statement but again I didn't know why he was asking me. I didn't know what was going on and I gave the story I always gave so when I a had to sit there and think about it I had to be honest with myself and it wasn't the answer I wanted. I wish I could say I really do wish I could say yes. I remember her or no. I know I didn't see her. But you cannot say that but I cannot say that this is not getting back at your dad who you're very sideways with at this point now because it hurts my story and you're not gonNA give it to them no because it hurts my brothers to for me not to honestly say yes. I saw her. But I'm GonNa say what I can remember which is nothing. It's a black hole hole. It's traumatizing event. And when kids go through traumatizing events. They block things out and losing. My mother was the worst Komo life. How are we to understand what's going on with with Lindsay Christine? Because she has told the story that she she like her brothers. Remember seeing her mom alive but then she backs away from it and says I think I can't remember really I don't know what's in Lindsay's had in her heart one day. She was happy and then everything changed against. The prosecution. Still had to explain why the two oldest boys were adamant. Their mom was alive that morning. Parkinson told jurors there was a two day gap between Corrie's death and the first police interviews with the kids apple time. He suggested for the boys to be influenced by their dad. I think the children were confused. Just as a coach do you think that he told him a story. He had custody of the children from the moment of discovery until Thursday afternoon. So from MM Tuesday till Thursday afternoon. I don't know what was said Dr. Jean Turner goes pathologist. Detective Gibson hired to review. The case took the stand and said science. Silence is where the truth lies. She concluded the most reasonable explanation. For Corrie's arms appearing to levitated is that Corey was dead up to twelve hours before before police arrived on the scene. I viewed this material and reviewed it with the eye of a scientist and what we know about the the development. Of Rigor Mortis. What would a jury believe science or the words from two of his own sons? Corey's brother dentist found himself mm soap struggling over the conflicting facts scientists. My lip you know. I have to believe in that but I also have to believe in the family at the same time so I'm completely torn. I've never seen a more difficult case more closely argued and doesn't seem to be middle ground to there's there's none Parkinson urged the jury to focus on the science science and one image corey in her bed her body. And Rigor Mortis. He said it proves she died hours before Curtis claimed it proved he was lying. It proved he argued. That curtis killer coming up. The defense gets its turn and Christine is feeling optimistic. I knew in my heart. He was coming home until Christine came in and explained to her. What was about to happen Hey it's MSNBC's Chris as this week on my podcast wise is happening. I'll be talking with sports. Writer Howard Bryant and talk about the Astros cheating scandal which which is wild why Colin Kaepernick still isn't playing in the NFL. And the intersection of race and Sports in Donald Trump's America. That's this week. I'm why is this happening available now. Wherever Ver- you're listening to this podcast?.
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"Her. Meanwhile Christine was in a panic for two reasons husband had just been arrested and now she was looking for or her sons. I found out that all three boys at the police station. The boys were down there. They had been taken out of school and held in isolation Chan earlier in the day they were just seventeen fifteen and twelve years old at the time all alone at the police headquarters. Once Christine found out. They were lear. She rushed to the station. What were the kids told? What did they think was going on? They actually thought that something had happened to me. I walked into the room. And they got up and they all Were very scared and they hugged me and I told them everything would be okay. Hey we'll figure this out. Detective Gibson had rounded up the boys because he was looking for more information looking into the death of the your move from two thousand six okay. The detective started to question them about the last days of their mother's life. So you went into your room. Confusing dead rake up every morning. And then I don't watch him. You know what time that was Larson. The youngest son wasn't wasn't interviewed by police back in two thousand six because he was only four years old now he was telling detective Gibson. He wasn't sure if his mother was alive that good morning he said he only remember getting out of bed and going to his mom's room but she didn't answer him. I just remember like Roman shorter. Wake up the biggest Valentine's yeah let's was gone. Came back and then I told him that she was But the two older boys said they did remember seeing their mom that morning. This is Lincoln the middle boy and remember like like Waking Up. I remember her not feeling good. And I'm sitting on stairs and then I went to school. I think I remember saying saying I love you before we left Logan. The eldest son said he knew for certain that his mom was alive that February fourteenth steps Christine was still trying to find her husband. She didn't know he'd been transferred to a different jail eventually. He called and he told me everything would be okay and that we were going to have to to fight some. The things Christine was a wreck. Her husband was in jail and she was dumbfounded as to why the police had taken the boys out of school and then interviewed them without parental rental permission. She felt better about this. Though the two oldest boys back their dead story. They had seen their mom corey alive. Valentine's Day morning Justice Justice Curtis said. They saw their mother live that day. That's that's the gist of their story. Yes I saw her alive that morning when dad took the school so therefore she couldn't have been dead upstairs in right dying. Rigor mortis setting in. Because we saw her alive. It's the boy's sister. Lindsay had also told police to separate times. Her Mom was alive that morning had seen her off to school. On Valentine's Day saint marks on the Davor father's arrest. Lindsey was away at college when she had an emotional talk with her brothers. Talk to him on the phone. They got arrested and they passed the phone around and they were sobbing because they were scared and they asked me to come home and that was the last thing I ever said to ever talk to them. That's when another tragedy unfolded with in the lovelace family. Around the time of Curtis's arrest arrest his relationship with his daughter once again deteriorated. The family doesn't WANNA get into details. But Soon Lindsey found herself caught off from her brothers to I had been shut out completely. Shut out where you knew the charge against your father. And the theory of the crime that he put a pillow over your mother's nose and smothered her. That's a stark image to deal with. It's something I didn't ponder and I chose not to ponder though a jury would soon be pondering during Curtis's guilt or innocence in August. Two thousand fourteen. The forty five year old former assistant state's attorney found himself standing in a courtroom. This this time as a defendant at his own arraignment having to appear in a courtroom that I had served as a prosecutor in dressed in in stripes. Yes and and having my my hands and my feet shackled Those those were some some really low times. James married just eight months wife number. Three's commitment for better or for worse was immediately put to the test. My husband who is kind and caring and compassionate is charged with something so heinous that it makes no sense if convicted Curtis lovelace could spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his wife. Corey as if that weren't enough stress. His daughter Lindsay was about out to drop a bombshell. Coming up Donner's difficult decision. I don't know what's in Lindsay's Hutton. And her heart. One day she was is happy. And then everything changed. And a mother recounts which she says was courtesy bizarre behavior that day her daughter died. Yes we Larsen and says by the way corey steady when dateline continues.
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"She didn't feel well on that Valentine's morning. Courtesy hardest. Corey was still nursing. That bad cold or Flu. I walk back up stairs with her. She climbed into bed. He described leaving the house then coming home only to find his wife dead in her bedroom. Cold and Just for caller eiger cans being out for something like that and yet many other details surrounding his wife's death. It seemed to elude curtis. I don't remember any thing significantly above ninety four that the to you what the bed together and I believe we did. It was a long time so I I guess it's possible that would have left but you know slept on couch through something. He said he took the kids to school again. I believe I did. It hasn't been so long ironically. Didn't remember a whole lot about that. They couldn't remember whether he in fact took the kids to school day right. I just would have thought that finding your wife dead embed would've left more of an impression on you. Yeah to the detective. Curtis was trying to look helpful without really being so gibson cut to the chase g smother core with the pill. No I did not did you. Inquiry have a bad argument. Kurt did he get out of hand. Did you snap and then put a pillow over her nose and mouth and suffocated. No no there were no bad arguments the night before as it's exactly what what I've what I've told Detective Baird in two thousand and six and what I told Detective Gibson in two thousand fourteen and what I'm telling you now that that is what happened. She was sick and I came home and I found her that morning and she was dead. It was clear that detective strategy hadn't yielded what he wanted. Put a confession. I have a problem with not remembering all these. The lawyers goal of talking. His way out of trouble hadn't exactly worked either even after he agreed. Curtis says to take a lie detector test in a short time. He was swapping out his button-down shirt and leather loafers for a very different courthouse look jailhouse black and white stripes coming up on his kids the key to his freedom. They saw their mother alive that day. So therefore she couldn't have been dead upstairs.
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"Chris Valentine's Day now. Nothing I don't stay Corey's husband. Meanwhile had remarried divorced and married again and in all that time. No one really questioned the why or how of Corrie's death. But all no that changed one day when a man in a windowless room a few blocks off the Mississippi found himself with spare time on his hands. That was sitting in my office and all of our files are computer. It was late two thousand thirteen almost eight years. After Corrie's death Adam Gibson a newly minted detective active with the Quincy Police Department began pulling up old files not looking for anything. In particular. Just reading old cases Corey levels popped in in my hand and I read the report. The name mean anything to you. Yeah I knew. I knew curtis loveless. Because he was had been at one time one of our assistant. State's attorneys There wasn't much read in the file. Truth be told a statement from Curtis. The husband police interviews with three older children and the pathologist summary Autopsy findings with some photos. So you knew what had happened in two thousand six SORTA or yeah. I knew that she had passed away on Valentine's Day. Two thousand six. What was the medical examiner's finding about the death of that woman that was undetermined was original autopsy? What did that mean to you with you? Encountered that before undetermined could mean a lot. The things But in this particular autopsy there were things listed this suspicious or traumatic findings for instance. The report mentioned that Abrasion Asian on Corey's face just under her nose something. The arriving officer had observed that day the pathologist also noted the cut what she called a laceration on the inside inside of Corey's upper lip the detective kept scrolling and then saw something that just stopped him cold and electrifying image. The police photos of the the dead wife and mother as she lay in her bed. What jumped out at you? Most definitely arms were an unnaturally raise position the hands in an unnatural kind of way. Her hands ends defy gravity. Not Support on you know just kind of out there like a stature. Yes using police photos from the scene. We created this graphic traffic representation of chorus bedroom. You can see chorus arms frozen in-depth above her body. That final pose had caught detective. Jeff Barrett's attention years. Here's before a curiosity but he didn't sign it any real significance. Now Adam Gibson did rigor mortis yes. In my opinion the mechanics of Rigor mortis go like this upon death. A human's muscles start to stiffen but to the detective. It looked as though Corey's arms arms and hands were in an advanced state of rigor meaning. She likely died many hours before this photo was taken remember. Curtis said he tucked his sickly wife into bed only an hour before finding her dead. It didn't make sense to the officer. Detective Gibson went straight to his bosses with the old lovelace file. My first thought was we missed something. Something here chief Robert Copley had been in charge in two thousand six when everyone assumed corey had died a natural death but he says he never saw the photos that detective did was now holding before him. And that's when I saw the pictures the first time. Would you think I thought this is. This is not natural arm so definitely appear to me. That rig mortar said sat in I I look at those pictures and I can't believe that we accepted a undetermined. Airman calls a death in a natural death. Detective Gibson agreed but they had a problem very thin. What you're working is? Yes some notes from medical examiner from eight years before and a few photos very few. Yeah and only two. Two slides were taken by the path Allah Gist and passed on evidence. Evidence so yeah very thin file so police went back to the doctor who did that autopsy and asked her to review the case. She did but she would not alter her original findings. The next might have been to order a new autopsy but that wasn't possible since he's family. Had Her remains cremated. The only option was was to work with what they had. Detective Gibson had a suggestion. He wanted to have the autopsy reviewed by someone else have basically a review view of the original autopsy. Done couldn't do a new autopsy because the body had been cremated. The chief okayed the request to hire a new pathologist to review old old autopsy notes. The detective also had something else in mind to beef up his case. Talk to anyone and everyone. Who'd known corey? His first call was to Vermont Marty. He told her he wanted to meet. But not one is you know. Can we set up a time maybe remindful or whatever I said well scratch what I'm doing afternoon and you just come now because I was so nervous Matt. What it was everything old was about to be new a new very unsettling Coming up different medical examiner reaches a different conclusion. Be Homicide and I did. Tactic has a question for Curtis' daughter. She's the morning you went to school here. Did you think was happening. I didn't know.
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"The routine of the house was in a tizzy with Corey. Second bed it had been up to carnage to get the three oldest kids off off to school. Now he was back when I arrived. Home everything was quiet. I assume that Corey was sleeping resting. She hadn't slept Most of the night I was just going to leave her alone in order to Sleep before looking in honor. He said he went over his emails in the kitchen. Then he headed upstairs take a shower. And as I walked up the steps I I looked to the left The door to your bedroom was as I left it open. I could see her line in bed and I could see something from the distance. Didn't seem right So I will say that looking just I. I'm really not sure as I got closer. I could see that she was Pale. She was motionless and I immediately knew that something was was really really wrong. Did you think she said I shook her. I told out her her name. And at that point I knew that she was dead in that moment. He said his thoughts turned to his four year. Old Boy Larsen who was still in the house and I needed to get Larsen Larsen out of the House. And what did you do I grabbed Larson. I believe he was in bed and I took him immediately over to to his grandparents. Grandparent's house Corey's mom MARDI answered the door. She remembers her son-in-law standing there with a young boy and saying something nonsensical Michael about her daughter. Being dead it was just kind of mid morning. There he is. There is not open. The door hands me Larson and then he said something about people are coming or something often regretted not just putting Larson down and running over there stung. She called her son. Corey's brother Peter this dental practice phone call from my mom when it was just kind of out of the blue. I didn't think anything instead. That can't be thirty eight years old. There's no way just just saw a couple weeks ago. Jeff Baird then a detective with the Quincy. Police Department was assigned to head the death investigation. When he arrived at the scene he went straight? Great upstairs. He was in the bedroom when the corner examined Corrie's body. He tested her body temperature by placing his hand against her abdomen. I followed suit the body warm or cold at the abdomen. Warm to warm. What did that tell the corner? He knew that the time of death was was narrowed then for the body to still be warm. It seemed clear that Corrie's death had been recent within the past hour so not an officer why I or how the woman died. The detective couldn't rule out any possibility including foul play around the room itself any overturned glasses or any signs signs of a struggle. Now so as a here you. You're telling me you're seeing a woman who was apparently died in her bed and not that long before authorities arrived. That's right if I can stress. There wasn't a single mark on her other than what appeared to be skin-blemish under knows mark and yet there was something about the position of Corey's body that did strike them as odd. He thought death in gravity would have caused her arms arms to drop instead. They were both fixed in mid air hovering above her chest. I was looking for an explanation for that and I even addressed it to Curtis Curtis loveless. I asked him if there's a possibility that blankets had been under her arms when he discovered her and what he say no so no so he you said the scene that you were saying was the way he saw it when he came and found his wife his account yes but then the detective was careful not to get hung up on one strange detail not this early case. Every detective needs to keep in mind that there could be a bigger picture and Oh yes. There was a portrait Richard of a woman portrait of marriage filled with details painted in a most unflattering light. Coming up a peek behind line closed. Doors you were drinking too much. I drank too much. Cory was drinking too much cory was drinking too much and a daughter mourns her mom is remember crying trying and not believing it when Dateline continues.
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"Core to wrap up the plan and present it to congress i at the center of the plan a one time payment of just three million dollars to pay farmers to voluntarily fled their fields during times of high water but ultimately certainly the federal government didn't fund the plan and it just sat there and died klingner argues paying farmers to take an excess water would benefit everybody body along the river system. We're not asking for a lot of dollars to absolutely crazy to put leave a system a place that was designed in nineteen fifty four and not allow us to make improvements to meet the current weather conditions that we see today. You know we've got a lot of data. We can keep this from happening again now. Let's get back to coastal louisiana south of new orleans and dive into what disappearing coastal louisiana looks like from. I'm high above fox trawlers via far with quebec. I went for a flight and four seat airplane with pilot win board along we left from the small new orleans ends lakefront airport were flying generally southward <hes> along the east sending bag of the river as we leave new orleans. The landscape looks like swiss cheese. That's been cut up with scissors ponds streams and canals penetrate the marshy swamps when the river was allowed to run its natural course mud clay and sand from up north would flow down to the mouth of the mississippi here runoff literally built and replenish the gulf coast no longer levies walls and dams keep water in the river but also keep mud and sand out or barriers push mud to new areas. The impacts can be harsh as we keep flying south. We see something remarkable out of the window. Tiny communities houses stranded in the middle of the water order an audio recording produced by the group restore. The mississippi river delta narrates what we're seeing below.
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"Frequent and is is expected to get worse with climate change i asked homes is it fair for her fellow taxpayers to pay to fix riverfront roads and services to accommodate a handful of residents residents who want to live right on the river. I pay taxes also so i look at it as though my taxes just cleaned my road but i do believe that if you come and you live on the river that you do it with open eyes and know that it's going to flood and you can't constantly be saying help me help me while the mississippi river has always flooded davenport and nearby cities. We're at flood stage this year for ninety ninety eight days for our south of devonport. I met with colin welland camp. Were in the city of arnold missouri. Just north along the mississippi river ver- stand next to a flooded city park next to the merrimack river it flows into the mississippi but because mississippi has been running so high the water in the merrimack is backing up and it's spilling over its banks. The floodwaters come within a few feet of the road. We're at where just a few homes are left standing since since nineteen ninety-three they have been buying this property out. The city wants people out of harm's way and land to absorb floodwaters. It's an idea woolen camp supports up and down the river countless acres of urban pavement have replaced spongy soil well in camp is the executive director of the mississippi river and towns initiative association of mayors across the ten states that border the mississippi. He says levy serve a purpose but his organization is looking for ways to return the river shed to a more natural state in order to protect these communities but these cities need help and woollen camp says washington needs to wake up an address what's going on. If you wanna call it climate change..
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"In the mid nineteenth nineteenth century explains bob chris professor emeritus of hydro geology at washington university in st louis. If we look at an old lithograph from eighteen fifty nine here's a fledgling city a saint louis and look at the steamboats look at this thing well what would have been great to travel in luxury unless you crashed which happened frequently back then chris shows a map from the mid nineteenth century error steamboat rex every mile for probably a thousand miles thank the commercial losses untamed river also put military vessels at the best and so the army corps engineers was brought in to shackle the mississippi. They did their job but not quite well enough. Cliff dean runs the delta alta cultural center museum in helena arkansas. My first name is actually james. I switched over to my middle name because when i started teaching james dean was pretty famous. The jimmy dean smoked sausage dean grew up in the mississippi delta hearing about the great flood of nineteen twenty seven an area roughly. The size of ireland was underwater. Some five hundred people died and more than six hundred thousand were displaced. The red cross called it one of america's greatest peacetime mm disasters. Dean's grandparents lived through it. He says one morning they woke up surrounded by water and the sheriff came by deputies made everybody getting boats. You had to leave and the men all had to go to try to to to to show up the ladies or to build new ditches or something to try to stop the water and if you didn't go i mean same people actually shot that didn't go to the labor rain rain water going come when the levee breaks by kansas this joe mccoy and memphis minnie from nineteen twenty nine the mississippi river connects the american heartland to the rest of the globe also shares the world's environmental problems. Oh we shouldn't have done it fifty years ago with today's the first day of my grandchildren's fifty years that started off. Let's get.