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"riggins" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Stock doc company like the pre ninety three players could all stock in the NFL. And I'm used at analogy okay. They can say well too bad they they play back then when their salaries thirty thousand dollars there was no free agency. You know tough lock. That's the way that that's the way the Volvo yes but they were the original stockholders orders. What involved in an organization that's growing like the NFL was back in the sixties and Seventies? Nobody can predict right now. They will be You should have shares. The company can't give you anything yet but they can give you an investment in their future. You are putting blood sweat and tears right exactly. It's shares some it. Exactly you're right. Nobody could predict how successful it was gonna be but guess what. Those pre ninety guys were a founding part of the success. Ask Yeah when my dad bought shares from in the eighties. He didn't know company could have folded. He had no idea he was just a worker in in and in Pennsylvania saying while these could be worth a lot of money some days home and get them right so all the naysayers. I say you know there is. There's also precedent the private sector like your dad. The those early workers get get shares right and they bet on the come and they know that their sweat equity may pay off off. Yeah standing near the cough. Exactly exactly. Well you've put all this time in with fair and you have a USO jacket on. Tell us about what you're doing with the USO well. I don't know if you're busy enough. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's all that Yoga gave me too much energy. My poor husband. I don't get went to see him as much as I would like to do. But Fair was actually kind of the segue into the US out. Because I was in private practice for personal injury and then I started the fair thing and that was very consuming to the point where I was losing income because we are not paid at fair. You know nobody's getting paid at fair except to people who are contractors that are doing work external work for us but so John. I've always been involved involved with with the USO especially. John and I knew the founder Mush and save founded the president of the USO metro which is the largest in the world it's here in DC right her. Name's Elaine Rogers. She has been doing this since. Nineteen seventy four icon out sheet she is Mother Teresa of the the USO and we come down from New York and always support her gallison her we would come down to support the troops and she and I remained close and she was very supportive of what I was doing fair. There's a lot of crossover In the in the two populations you know. There's there's just so much synergy and crossover. And and she spent her whole life supporting the military side. I come from the military. I spent the last three years intensively supporting the professional football player side family And you know it's all that almost sounds like a contradiction goes that's the other thing gusts. That was that was so oh shocking for people that I would have conversations with about this and I know you. I know you know what I'm talking about. The perception now is that anybody who ever played the game is well taken care of and wealthy. The Blonde Golf course links. You're living the life that everybody else's today today it. Yeah and you don't want to sit there and go no. I don't actually I. I twenty three hundred dollars a month and a pension. I don't have healthcare. You know you don't really want to say that because it's perception is people want to keep that perception route. They don't want to know that you guys are struggling. That's uncomfortable thing I'm going off script again here but one of the things that I felt was important about advocating for the pension and I was trying to make sure we were clear that we weren't talking about concussions. concussions certainly had an impact on people's lives. We're talking about money fix. I think people concussions in what that's all about and see to eat mix mix fans very uncomfortable because if you love the sport near the watching this for. There's I think there's a well my I will. I'll kind of in my way of thinking of this concussions. Keeps people from playing. Money does not keep people from playing the sport right right if if we say that Oliver Pre Ninety three people had concussions and ct WHO's a lot of people who have children now saying well they're like my kids not playing the game but if we say all we WANNA do is give pre ninety three an increase in their pension that matches what it should be for today's Latian and everything else right. That's I want you to keep it from going and having their kid play tackling your articulating it exactly. I'm not addressing whether or not you should play the game or whether or up fans should support it or watch it. I'm it's a money fix. It's a pension to let these guys you know. Purchase Health Insurance Do whatever never do they need to do. So you're one hundred. We're not making a comment at all on on the morality or not the game were just talking about a pension for an American worker. You're in this field but so back to my other point the US out so I stayed in touch with Elaine on what I was doing with fair. And we got some good press in and support here in Washington. DC for what we were doing and this is where you know the NFL PA is and where the lawmakers are and So she was looking to hire somebody. You know to kind of get trained up. You know because she can't do this for another forty years so it was a perfect storm because I really really got a lot of satisfaction out of working for the Pre Ninety three guys. I really except for the fact that there was no no in compensation. I just got so much satisfaction out of supporting this group. Because I believed in the issue so strong line and it was much more inspiring What then practicing law for me personally and so the military population? That's my father. That's my brother grandfather. That's my nephew. You know it was. It was a great segue so I was very very fortunate that the timing came up. So now I am the senior vice president and not to bore you. But we're the largest one in the world and people don't know what we do to a lot of people don't know we have to family warrior centers Where we take care of wounded ill and injured in families We are in the all the airports in this area where we take care of the soldiers coming in and out We do tons of programs for them. I mean it's constant support or a minute women to mazing that you've just fall into both categories right the NFL veterans and their. They're needs the military veterans and their needs. And now you're trying to take care of them. I'm just a small little. Thank uh-huh who's trying to just trying to do the right thing each day by a group I believe in. Yeah no I appreciate aided And one of the last things we always do on the show is we call it. The no huddle. It's like a two minute drill and I just asked you some fun questions. So for instance. What your biggest pet peeve? Oh God L. God dishonesty I love it okay. What's your favorite sports movie? Dick this yeah. That's a a good one. That's a really good one. All social commentary. That goes along with it. Yeah what's your favorite John. Regan's story that you really really don't know if it's true or not true. Well hey go through a whole filter. The you know the best thing I can say about John is the more stories I hear about him from people who played with him and a lot of them are true it is unbelievable that he survived and lived and did what he did. I don't think he slept. He had a really a good time in life And for me personally. I think he's got one of the best senses of humor that that was a big attraction for me his stories. I mean God. I don't know I don't know we could go on and on when when when Football life did a piece on him they had to. They had to cut forty five minutes to get down to forty five right stories when he took his high school. I mean college roommate who was about to graduate tickets finals. The next day John Convinced him to go on a road trip with seven later. The guy didn't graduate. I mean the whole story is like it's it's hangover part to. I'm sure somebody probably read his bio and said we got to make this into a movie. Now there's three of them. John Riggins by the way A and a football team I would. I'd like to see personality like an unbiased. Yeah I would love to see it as well but you know. I think you're right with social media today. I don't know how long that's right. They would last in that. They're hiding. Yeah giving them some great soundbites. Though in the day you really have to keep it all in kind of we do you know and I think that would have been very hard for John do because that wasn't who he was now he he was a man of the people. Sure was sure was So if you were commissioner for the day what rule change would you make in the NFL. God these are good questions God what will change. Would I make You mean like on the field playing actual I show you the commissioner. You can do what you want. I wouldn't be the final arbiter discipline. That would be tough right. I wouldn't I would not do and I would take away. Who put that up to then? I would put it up to a a neutral a neutral and that's hard to find. It's hard to find a neutral mediator. Arbitrator I agree because I know that I think some of the former players or some of the kind of people who decide whether to find or not and those rules and I don't agree with a either no. Yeah I think you've gotta take it out of you. GotTa it's nepotism. You gotta take it out of there in put it into a complete neutral Neutral Body right Yeah I don't WanNa be final arbiter you know I mean that that's just it's not a it's not a good place to be too much power and too much power not good right so I know Oh John was retired. I think he said when you guys met so this would have been after. But what was your favorite redskin game ever that you you attended. Wow that's another one. That's another good one Gosh may think it's funny because I was dating John when you had a quarterback for the Redskins so that's why I remember you..
"riggins" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Don't want to hear about all the problems that I have. You know they're like Oh. Yeah you played fifteen years you were a backup. You didn't play like other guys. Vote doesn't matter you know L. O.. Takes One instant on the football field. Were to people that are running at top speed. It's like being in an automobile crash. You're one hundred percent right. And that's what John Always says. You know the business model is not natural for the human human body. It's collision it's collision. Even you know the closest second one is is hockey but even hockey which not say is not a very. It's a violent game but you plan the outskirts. You're playing on the edges. You're not aiming to collide they. Just they lose their teeth a lot more than we do. Yeah and I say okay. No always asking for pity. Nobody's asking for tax payer money. Nobody's asking for fans what we're saying is there's a real collateral damage That that comes with this business model and if it is if it has made the employer and again the future workers wealthy beyond comprehension. Why isn't there? Support Am am not even saying what does that was another tricky thing. I didn't WanNa come at this as a wigner as a complainer That's not it's IT'S A. It's a factual issue. It's an equity issue. It's a pension issue. And if you gave these workers these former workers a semi respectable pension that I think they earned let them live their lives in quiet dignity. That's not going to solve their problems. But at least there's some dignity in how they approach their problems so tell us about what fair stands for four and really some of the people that are involved with it because it would be great to share that with our audience. Yeah well fortunately. Fortunately it's it's a pretty easy Acronym fairness for athletes and retirement. It's pretty easy. That's all we're asking for is is to to level the playing field if you will in the pension and as far supporters I mean I. I've been blessed with with with people like Franco Harris I An and Dave Wilcox and Dave Casper and Dan Pastor Rini and then Don't Jacoby Colby Can Houston just thinking of all very Randy white and a number of players and these guys have come out with names that we can recognize to support the the no names. And that's really what this is about The the the the Franco Harris Dick Ducasse's they have come together to support fair because they like John and myself no so many players. I know you know this is well cost. Their names may never be recognizable but they were the elite athletes. They were the support system. Nobody has a name without them and the dignity. They deserve the dignity of a pension in Franco. Harris does too and Dick Butkus just too but they have come to support me to give disability right. So what are some of the ways that fair air is trying to put pressure on on the people that can stakeholders yeah. The state that can can increase creased pension. What are some of the ways that you guys are are looking towards You know is it community Activity is it social media. What are some of the ways you're really? We're trying to put the pressure on or is it just some of the big names that you guys have that are pre ninety three years trying to go and talk to these people that is a loaded oded question because The NFL in a union and the NFL PA are two of the most powerful entities of their kind and in their world in that sandbox and my personality by nature is not to be confrontational and not to be provocative. I joke enormously but I'm really not I really just like reason and facts to To reach people sense Fairness in in that sounds naive. But I'm willing to go ahead and risk of that for Matt and that strategy and lose than than to be be provocative so I've had I've been fortunate. First of all everything takes money. You can say what your strategy and that was is where I feel fair was different this time around from the other efforts Namie Because we knew we had to capitalize capitalize this advocacy. We had to raise money. You know we couldn't just have a good script a good story and keep going to the stakeholders first and say this is really what needs to be done. We need money to not only pay professional actuaries to get the best the facts and give this stakeholders a proposed solution right. It's backed up by serious money. Crunching people not just a group of former players and wives saying this is what we think it would be fair. You know we need. We think you should double that or this is really helped me a remortgage. We wanted to give the very best and most respectful proposal. We couldn't the actuarial proposal in its south it was one hundred thousand dollars. You know stowe. That's a game changer. You can't just you gotta find that and then add the component of awareness to social media that you're talking about a messaging that costs money have a PR firm and All all of the all of the that the narrative if you will cost money and if I had five million dollars would we be on. TV would we be doing great campaigns. And you know really trying to reach the fans to add pressure to get these is to stakeholders to come to the table and and not whitewash. This just do something about it. I don't have money. We raised a significant amount. And it's very time consuming very time consuming so your question but I will and I don't mean interrupted but at the end of the day. I've tried to be respectful of the owners. I've tried to be respectful of the Union. I've tried not to get in their way. I'm I'm sure maybe they're not crazy about the facts that we have put out there. But that's all they ours facts. We're not spinning him. Agitating them We're not poking them. Were just saying the. It's like a lawyer. These are the facts and they are kind of shocking. And I think the most shocking thing that came out of our actuarial Exercise what it would take less than one percent of the owners revenue and the salary cap on the union inside less than one percent each one of those take one percent and match it to really do a significant fix on this pension. How many the pre ninety three players are there? That are still alive. That number is kind of slippery. I want to say I'M GONNA I'm GonNa give you an estimate on the on the on the larger end I I WANNA say forty five hundred As our actuaries one of the things that made this so expensive was the painstaking work of going back and figuring Out because the other thing in this pre ninety three group there's also Bridge players meaning say Jackie Slater. He played ten years before nine hundred eighty the years. After ninety three Joe Jacobi he played. I think twelve years before ninety three retired ninety four. Warm you're after. So is he not at a pre ninety three year. We were including those guys who who who were bridge players. They have years on both sides. So I WANNA say somewhere somewhere between forty three hundred and forty five hundred and they are this is the last CB. I think we've lost seven hundred. They do they do pass away at a rate of about about between ninety and one hundred and forty a year so it's a group that is shrinking and that's why I I think it's even more compelling if you do this and if you if you if you improve their pensions it's like a mortgage. It's GONNA be paid down forever right right and they're the ones that need the most help. Yes and a lot of them. The average age I think is sixty seven so so given this dignity this last. Well you know they're also the group that you know you played for the NFL felony NFL owners. And once you're done you're done. You know they love to celebrate you bring you back and try to make some more flare off you. But they weren't giving giving you continuing education. They were trying to help you get jobs with companies and in corporations that they knew they just said thank you for playing. That was was it and you make a good point and I think that's I think that's hard on guys It because this was a big part of their lives. There's a great deal of comradery and there was a radio loyalty to the NFL And nobody wants to feel like you're just done. I think that they've done a really good job. And this is part of the reason reason why I can still stay so motivated to advocate for these guys because the current players I think are in a much better situation. Yes you may not the be in the Brotherhood and in the family. Once you're done but you are so sat up. I think in so many ways they have really really done well. These guys have seven seven benefits. They do have continuing education. There are host transitions. There's investment education. There's there's there's post career counseling psychology in the money in their pension and their hr a their health reimbursement account and their annuities in their 401k. They have surrounded rounded them with support. Because in my opinion they understand. This is a need you know so you guys are the pre ninety three as they are crazy they bill. They deserved some career while I think what one of the biggest airs in all of this is that that the union the NFL how they saw the wrongs right and they they started to make adjustments in them through the CPA and different things but they never corrected the wrongs they just let them go and said okay now they put the plan in that if you do have dementia. Then we'll take care of bullets to freaking late by then Ryan and that that was part of what I tried to do with fair was clear up the confusing messaging. And that is when when when when he would always hear from from whether it'd be the Union the League but we do this for these guys and we have this for these guys eight plan but that's when the quality of life is done done we're talking about we're talking about where they're still okay and it's something they earned it's you know they earn the pension and that's what I'm saying. They should just when they noticed that in that. CBA In that that after ninety three that that see that we put together in the NFL. They should've I said okay. Here's what it's going to be. We're going to take care of those guys that came before right. We're GONNA GIVE THEM WE'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA take care of their healthcare. We're GONNA raise their pension a little bit. Then it's over. You took care of the air. You knew what the air was nine but now you've let it go for another thirty years. Well well I you know. You're reading my mail in my journal. I don't think there is a a a a an acceptable answer to that why I agree with you and part the thing that inspired me to put this amount of time and effort in this was once again. It's kind of a legal situation. Is there precedent for this because legally legally the union and the owners have no obligation to former employees right once they're gone they're gone but their counterparts the NBA and Major League Baseball. They don't have illegal obligation either but they don't see it that way. Murray understand the moral obligation. They I think they feel good about Out The support supporting the long line if you will. So that's what gave me Courage to commit the time and energy energy and and raise the money for this because neither one of our stakeholders can say well. This just isn't done. No does this. Why should we do this for you? And that's where the civilians. I sat in the public in the fans. I think are confused. Because they say we'll companies don't have to reach back and raise pensions for their employees. That doesn't happen as a matter of fact pensions are going by the way of the Dodo. Bird lots of companies are winding down. And that's legitimate but this is not apples apples to apples. You cannot say that professional sports and business model of what is requires the civically and football is the same as being a teacher or the same as working at G. M You just can't and that's fine of if private companies are going. You know their pensions are going away. Ah In professional sports. Pensions are going up right up there adding more well you could. Also if you're in another company you can buy.
"riggins" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"And and and I actually went to Robert Morris he went and talked to the kids there they do a wonderful program and try to help the kids but I just talked about how sometimes your brain just there's no it doesn't know any way out right and it doesn't know that there's a way to escape and so they the bring justice telling you this is dealing market. Your did yeah right so so you're in your private practice this now. So wh- how far into your private practice did the pre nineteen ninety-three issues. Start coming up for you. You've probably been doing with them for a long time. Understood them but really where you wanted to get involved. Well that's a great another great question because in going back to the sports tsk component of this When I when I spent like a a chunk of time between studying for bar exams going to work doc working the prosecutor's office there was just like this five year? Stretch where all I did was crushing to. Mike was stressful stressful. And I had developed high blood pressure. The first time in my life I was losing hair. Stress was real so so I was missing the physical part of of living that heels. You I don't I moved. I got into Yoga uh-huh and because I had a dance gymnastic background. It was like an easy segway to me but you know you become a mom. You're working. You're not on the soccer team anymore. You're not going to Broadway dance center anymore Go to the gym. But that wasn't you don't really have that that community that and for me Yoga was was individual and it was an individual competent competition. Because you're not supposed to compete but that improvement that and I really dove into to that and and because I knew something was going on that was not going to be good physically. What's the stress you know? This isn't the life to live to be this stressed so we became I got five hundred hours of of instruction and I trained really hard and I taught hot started teaching at night on the weekends and I really dove into that and and have you done pilates as well. Yep did it for three years. Here's with John. As a matter of fact in New York City rather do plots and yoga but yet well I did it for three years and he did it with me it was. It's just coming a thing. It was back in the. I don't know if something got in the way it was just becoming a thing and we were both really into it. So the Yoga for me. The challenge is great so so so I have not gotten off that trajectory for the last seven years have been really In support and it worked out yoga. And I don't have a so brandon. Noble is a friend of mine. He played for the Redskins. Let's get into the cowboys. And he played for twelve years in the NFL and he loves a High Yoga. He was a defensive lineman. He said sometimes I go in there and I don't even stretch I just underground and I said that's probably because you drink too much. That's I'm done it and it is it does give you just put you on a high but but from a standpoint of it's just such an interesting combination of stretching and sweating but I wash Donga so strong is a real L. strength flexibility. It's one of the original Yoga Yoga disciplines that came out. But it's a very strength and flexibility the orientation routine so do I sh- Dunga and they're they're the I can. You can sweat all you need to do in that. You don't need the heater In doing doing that my personal experience is when you start when you start getting into shape in the way that I felt yoga. Get you into shape. there's a lot of clarity in your thinking process your your mind clears out when you're doing this on a consistent basis and you're disciplined about aww and irregular and I credit a little bit of my dedication to my interest or my involvement my devotion to the to the pre ninety three years to that process because as I was becoming more and more aware and clear and sensitive I I was really impacted by what was happening to friends of my husband's Their families because I had known them through this whole arc of love of being you know some of the most physically gifted people in our country to be on a professional football team. That means if you're in a professional football team that means you one of the best athletes in Highschool you one of the best athletes in college and then you're one of the best athletes in the country injury. I mean I forget the stats but to make to make an NFL team is. I didn't want ten thousand out of college. So you're there. You're an elite athlete. And you are everything we all. Those Little League team sports parents on the sidelines. That's the the pinnacle and you guys all got there and now you know I was seeing that and that the as at arc of life was was coming to the other side. Yeah life changes that. will we understand that but the level of say suffering because that's a strong word but the level of of difficulty that these elite athletes were facing because of what they had done and and they used their gifts and their skill set and entertained. People gave people a lot of joy and a lot of joy and vicarious escape and all of that here they were not their wives their kids themselves salves the struggles were to me unacceptable unacceptable and there was nobody answering this this wrong and I'm not that person I mean I'm not saying I'm you know I just felt like I had to do something to help and what really I had. I had a good friend of mine in New York. Now you know the problem with you Lisa. Marie is that you believe in right and wrong. That's GonNa wear you out but this just seemed wrong and so I At the time gus the concussion lawsuit was all in the news. This was like two thousand fifteen to it was really the conversation right and it was being saddled and what was it was. It was the appeal. Anybody still knows what it is. Well what Uh. What are the people on my former player? He was one of the attorneys during that whole thing and so he's been able to explain it to me and yes it's it's anyway no. It's so complicated. And I think that's by design What it is but So in Washington. DC and in the circles. I was running and I would just start hurt having conversations and because of John in his name people would always say no the concussion lawsuit would come up and it was always John. Okay is he okay an in an fortunately John is okay and I would say he's okay and then they would say well you know. Thank God he's guys at least have a good pension and that's where I would say. Wait a minute you know we need to talk. You know and person after person after person what they were in shock when I would tell them. What the facts were you know? And and these are just everyday people these would be you know pull aloft politicians legislators high-level people here in Washington. DC High Level Attorneys So when I'm talking to that money smart people and they have no idea about this pension issue and not one of them Felt that it was understandable or Acceptable they were in shock. If I could put a word on the Mug on a coffee mug or get a nickel for every three times somebody said to me. We had no idea no idea the owners did such a good job of hiding it for so long from from the public with the players would say something and it was just kinda like swept under the rug for years and years and years and then collect a bargain came out and it got a little bit better but it clicked and Barney was for the current players. Yeah it was for the past players in that and then to some of that is trying to change and from reading a lot of of the stuff that you sent Terry over you know I look at my dad my dad worked for. BG for forty two years in. He had health insurance for the rest of his life. Yeah you know I retired after fifteen years in the NFL. Playing football for twenty five years straight. I had insurance for five years after I retired warm and most of us don't have problems until we're in our late forties fifties sixties and. Then we're you know if we don't have another job if we made enough you you to get insurance and it's not cheap though right and you know when people say. I don't think people really understand what they said. Well you know You know that was then and you know what you're getting into. I've heard it all in and it makes me sad because what I'm what fares advocating for is not going to impact the public or the taxpayer in In any way it it's we're trying to reach out to the employer you know. I like to say it's to me it's wrong. It's a disparity that is wrong and it needs to be addressed and the facts need to be delivered to the stakeholders because it's not just. The owners are union to you know there are two handmaiden. There's way more than one you like six. I don't don't even know why we have six unions in the NFL but it's one that controls your pension yes NFL PA NFL. They They will you know they. They have a hand in it in in the the two of them are handmaidens. And I you know I think when I when I when I see what people write in comments and Ah I think there's almost I don't know how to describe it. I WANNA say why would you want this group of men to suffer. I mean why would you. Why would you take pleasure out of that? Not Saying thing that they're taking pleasure but why wouldn't you want their former employer and union. Who have done very well? And you can connect the dots back to these original workers. You can definitely make that you know that connection to how and why everybody is doing as well as they are. They built some bridges there. Why why would you want them to not be a part of that support? What does it give you pleasure to say too bad so sad go in and and you know sit your trailer and let your teeth rot? Even though you're a hall of Famer and you did nothing wrong. That's what I that's what I is. Also very frustrating for me and it was a very tricky Advocacy because I have so much respect for the players in their families and I would never Want them to be putting anything It's embarrassing I would never want to use their situation to get more awareness They're uncomfortable well and they and and a lot of them are so how do you take your constituency when without putting them out in the front line you know and Letting people see what this is about what people see I mean I know a player in Washington state. Who Played For twelve years is a janitor? Now you can do anything wrong. It's medical and he doesn't WanNa talk about that people..
"riggins" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Is You know my father was in career ranger or in and he and John was always very publicly publicly supportive of the military and they have the rigours rangers. I don't know if you remember that. But now you know he was he was I think ahead of his time he had found or he he was always supporting the Vietnam vets. You know during his career and so I happened to meet John Through my father and it was because my father was a ranger singer so He was actually. He was actually giving my father Respect and and and meeting him and I happen to be with my father that that time so I actually. It's because my other. I met John Nice so you John have been together for a long time. You've been obviously he's well well known you you both are well known in in the DC area. What did you go on to do like for yourself? You know my wife. She stayed home. She was a nurse at Georgetown. And then she went on to Fairfax Hospital and then we started having babies and she. She was a stay at home mom for a long time but she kept her nursing license up. Yeah yeah then. When our kids were grown off to college she went back? Got Her master's in social work. So what was that journey like for you going. Through those times. When John's with redskins well he had just retired he retired? You know Eighty six so I obviously you couldn't you couldn't be in Washington. DC and not be aware are of the redskins in the hogs. And John. Regan's so I I knew A little bit about his personality and and got to see an experience all that but when I actually actually really got to know him he was done playing and I you know it's funny. I think about the military part now having grown up in the military I also never I really like to stay in one place. So I went up to New York City after I graduated and it was just a fluke when I was here in. DC I got cast in gardens of stone down which was a film that Francis Ford Coppola was filming here at Arlington Cemetery. Where I know full CIRC have? Maybe I didn't go anywhere or I'm just so from that. I kind of got to know the producer and you know. I grew up in a very very strict household old so I would look back on it now and say maybe I went off the rail so I did something you're not. I didn't have a a a smooth line. I went to New York and went to mackinac Academy Dramatic Matt Guards. Oh wonderful yeah and and my. My Dad's family was all from the village in Manhattan. So I had I. Had you know family back there so I was the New York City for twenty five years. became an actress. A little soap. Opera stuff you know deal dancing for you now pre Broadway so I have that part of my my thing done right. You GotTa do it while you're in. Your twenties lived in California for a year. Did all that stuff and and was still dating John that not staying in DC and being the girlfriend right do being you. Just because I was an Army Brat. ooh I was done here. You know there was nothing for me here so I lived in Manhattan and then Eventually John moved up there and and we got married and and Mayor Giuliani married us in the mayor's office and then we have a child right away and like your wife I I I mean I felt so fortunate that I had the choice to be able to stay with my daughter and So I took care of her but as soon as is she was around four or five. I panicked and I thought you know if something happens to John All I know how to do. Is You know audition. And that's support my daughter. That was just this feeling of complete responsibility. I could never give her the life that John was giving us. So yeah I went to law school. Yeah I pulled my bootstraps up and I thought I need to be able to take care of her and myself if something what happened to John so I went to Fordham law school and I gotTa say John was a was a hero. He was a trooper. He took care are good. That's a tough thing to do any a lot And and I have been out of school for fifteen years so it wasn't like I was in practice this and so then when I was done with law school I also realized early like being a mom and then I stand with her for three or four years and then we moved down here to Washington. DC I Don New York. We've done New York. We've done I done it for twenty five years. John and I were married. He lived there together for fourteen years. Hell's kitchen. He was broadcasting and he was doing it in Acting in you know we we had. We had good life. We have a lot of fun house in Montauk and he was on serious and he was. It was working really hard and so moved down here. I started practicing. Law took check to bar exams and that was during the recession so everybody was scared about work so I got three states so I could work anywhere type type of wall distract. Ironically I went into criminal defense originally initially Because it had a real good friend who had a law firm here I in turn to New York and the prosecutor's office in the Southern District in Manhattan Da's office. I wanted to be active. I wanted to be Movin and Shakin. I didn't want to be buried in a room. You know looking at reef some wanted to be out on the courtroom floor have that ad that acting background and I do get pretty passionate which is probably something that will segue into for your show is over. I am pretty passionate if I believe in a situation and I I need to convince There's a wrong it's been done but when I came down here passed the bar exams and started working I had a real good friend who had a firm and it was something I didn't have to worry about trying to get so it was a criminal defense firm firm so I did that and I. I didn't feel as comfortable in the criminal defense side because you couldn't pick and choose your cases you've had to defend no matter what the situation i. I switched under the prosecutor side and I became a prosecutor and I have to say I enjoyed data the most of everything. I've done my legal career and people say well I didn't do it for super long because the let the hours were really bad. And there wasn't a lot of money and I had two young daughters but It was the most rewarding because I really enjoyed being able to make decisions Where people really shouldn't get caught up in the system for things you know? I was older. So I didn't have flared nostrils that kind of perspective and in came in even kill. Yeah yeah cases that were you involved in when you got the DC well and it was. I worked for the Montgomery County Prosecutor's office because we live. We live in. Still living in Maryland I can't quantify it because I was I was a district court. So that's where you're you're doing. You could do as many as thirty two seventy cases in his so if you're the somebody would go Two like David get arrested or whatever and they'd have to you know they ask them. You want an attorney you or the other side when you were saying when they would come back and you would try the case you were you. Were the one saying this is why mash so I mean every every district is different every take different than with memory. County has a very very very big docket in the way they were running it. When I was there you could have? Let's say a big docket. If you had a big docket hip fifty to sixty cases in one day maybe ten or fifteen of those had just gotten arrested. This is the first appearance and they need to be advised of their rights by the judge. And yes I was on the other side side State Madam State Another group of those could be already represented having already gone through that that first day on another date. Now they're back turney and defense attorneys either GONNA work out a deal with you or try the case right in there so yeah it was it was a mishmash smash but I never enjoyed or or or got any pleasure out of people on the other side being intimidated. It's very scary process when you're a defendant for all kinds of reasons and and and I really tried to from from my own perspective be even keeled and respectful mcfaul at all times and yeah. It was a very rewarding experience. It's too bad that it was so Most of the people I was working with are in their twenties. Because that's what you do that grind right. Yeah I had two little girls. Also how many eight years. How long did you did it for two years but you I mean I felt like probably like ten years? Yeah Yeah and and then I went into private practice. So you're into cry. What a stayed on? If I was twenty six I would stay on but I wasn't seeing my daughter's that's important right. I mean that's that's people make a lot of decisions and why they changed jobs transition from one thing to another because of of our kids and my wife and I have done it and we both said we're GONNA be there to try and support them as much as we can to give them a great headstart on life because we know a lot of people that didn't have that well and I'm sure you said I think you are your kids now. Are they in college are they. Out of that Sir. I have three my daughter Abby. She's a veterinarian. School at Penn Lag. A A middle Guy Gunner. He's in his last year. William and Mary Coaches Football there and then my youngest gave is at Delaware so see it hang on really proud of all them. My Son Gunnar was in a movie. He was lead actor they made a movie is very serious areas movie about a boy who committed suicide. He plays that that boy In the movie and it's called Solo Orange it was. It was a production from last sure but the person who produced and wrote it. That was the that boys best friend so gutter only took one acting class in college and then everybody in classes you gotta go try out for this and so he got it and now we're helping him get into colleges as for help with suicide prevention and understanding outstanding that there are people out there that want to help and be there for you and out so we're starting that process now which is very exciting. We're going to Robert Morris University next week here in Pennsylvania to WHO To present it to all the film students gun. Who's GonNa talk about what it was like making a movie and all the parts? That are entangled with it. And then we're also going to be talking to there's there's different groups up there called active minds and indifferent people on suicide prevention. And and you know ways that you can talk about what's going on on your life and so that's really what the movie is. It's made so that somebody here's somebody goes gets help and if we can save a life that's what we want to do. Well that's right right and it's becoming an who knew and that's a whole `nother topic but distance your you and your your son or already involved in it who knew that this was going to be somewhat of a real problem. It's not an epidemic but I know that suicide is up in a way that we've never known before in our in our history. It really is right in even with the veterans. NFL Veterans Military Veterans. People struggle. With this you know they come out. They don't know what to do. They don't know where to go. They don't know if anybody wants to help them. They're free to ask questions and that's really what it is about. There are people around you. Sometimes you just you still see him in the right in front of your face. Yeah and I don't want to pretend that I that I know anything amounted on any level other than Concern Learn and in in working with the military in trying to support NFL veterans in a different way. But I also finding Out that some of the centers that ideal what that there are genetic components and maybe you maybe this read about it that sometime alter the brainwaves so where somebody else makes a decision not to go through with that act. The the communication the communication in the brain waves are are firing in the right way whereas you know it's like some people don't own how to stop eating amplify it but yeah they're just finding that there's components to this that you know that that regardless anybody who's doing the work to try and mitigate and support right you know there's people it's kind of interesting if you look at there's some. NFL veterans that work with military veterans closely Air For instance with after the Impact Fund. Eric Son committed suicide. And now Eric goes all over talking to you know I think Navy Bases Aces Air Force bases about suicide prevention..
"riggins" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"A lot of kids go to college in their loss because they've had these friends for four years and they think schools the B. O.. Window and then they go to college and they're lost and then if you have a sport that you can play in college you instantly have a group of friends right and I'm sure that's kind of how you felt like even though that you didn't know those people but if you wouldn't played soccer y'all kind of work to the same goal you had one coach and and you kinda eventually you know kind of fell right in with all them right. Is that how you felt like you had to seventeen dollars. Yeah you didn't have the luxury of thinking. Oh you know I'll yeah. I'll be with these guys next year. It's okay I can mail it in It was I think the stakes were much higher. Nali did you want to get the support of coach by performing. You definitely want it to feel like your teammates and it depends how you're wired is again but I think sports again a repeat gave you that doorway. If you weren't a good talker her. Maybe you didn't want to socialize. You know maybe that wasn't your skill set for me. It was okay but not everybody else you could at least physically Put It yourself in play and and overcome those boundaries. Just just on that level and and become an inference and so that was a survival mechanism. Awesome for sure right so we knew would go from Based obey city to city. All over the. I'm sure you were all over the world with your Father Championships like what did you. What did the kids they plan to play? And just have today of seasons that you play for like a base championship city championship tip dislike most sports do days. I was always curious about that. That's a great question I had never really thought about it and unfortunately no When I say that I mean there is just no continuity so if you got into a program even on the private civilian sector if you were going to school school and you're not going with a majority of base kits You could have been a part of it for one year and they may have gone on on or you. If you're really lucky you could have been a part of it the year they were really doing well but then you would have had to be good enough to be right. What needs to be to be taken in on the team In in in a championship group. So we really didn't get that thrill and and that that was I don't know how you would say how you experienced with with all the teams that you went through on a professional level. You didn't get that thrill up. Say What my husband had you know for tenure with the same named group and there's the bonds and building into that championship and staying in that champion. I'm kind of going off the rails here but no you know we didn't have that we didn't. We were base kids you were. We were vagabonds. I mean and I say that I say that with with compassion but it was it was real There's a great you said. There aren't very many stories about military kids in their art but there was a great movie called the the Great Santini with Robert duvall fodder. That is the military experience when his kids went through You are just base to base fall in line figure here at out phone line figured out same for so what was school like. Then when you go you had all these sports. So is the school day very similar to what it is for a typical high. I school student. No well you mean from the standpoint well think about it especially in in in junior high and high school those are difficult. We'll go years for anybody just because you know life changes and Things become much more dramatic. And you don't know why so think about trying to have an identity and trying to fit in every single year you are in line at the public school signing up as the new kid head every single year. Maybe the closer different. Maybe the music's different. Maybe the clicks are different. You have no clue and you don't know what the dynamics are in the sports awards teams You really are an outsider and I think military kids I can't speak for all of them. I hope it's may be changed or transform now a little bit as everything has I think military kids carry that with. I really do in China being on the fringe. You're on the fringe but you also know how to step in when you have to. I think I think that when you're that kid that's moved around a lot like my kids. Have I mean we lived in seven different cities cities really eight different cities through my time. A plan in the NFL. My kids were all growing up through that. They weren't in the military but they had to go to those schools. They had to fit in and then all of a sudden they'd find two or three friends right and then it'd be like did we have to leave it. Just got me right. We're great and I think my senior year in high school. I mean it was just you know Washington state to to Pennsylvania Carlisle's fact. Yeah we're still rating their back then John Hopefully. I didn't meet him when I was a high school senior. I hope not. I have been training camp ever in Carlisle when I played for the Redskins. And so I've been. I've been to a couple of those bars with the hogs up there so you read ban. Dan was Liz big and there were a couple of course Jon we found ones off grid you would have to because he was people bothering him but with the hogs didn't let anybody bother you just walked in a few beers. Worry that you got in on the tail end of some of the great great redskin in years and teams. I sure did and I I you know I I feel like an a kind of an old person and heart like I kinda went through the transition of we talk about the pre ninety three those guys and how. Football's changed dramatically. From then I kind of went through a lot of those changes to where as a new agreements and the way the game is played in a social media and and how it's put out there and those was pre ninety three guys like when I came in you know you knew they were great you knew they were stars and they were just the hogs they were the skins and it was just like. I felt like I should have been back in. That era felt like really at home with his right. It was it was definitely old school. Yeah like all the guys now they all tweet and do you facebook and social media. And I'm like I don't really want to do all that stuff but I have to because I have a podcast and different things but it's it's kind of I felt like I really really was right in the middle of everything. Yeah you were a lot of change humor you watched it so you go through your high school career and you never really had a chance to set your feet in the ground and then you get done with high school. Where did you end up Move Onto College here in Washington DC. I it came. I came to Washington. DC from Carlisle I went to American University Thought I wanted to be a journalist. My father WHO's career military. He had gone to American American University. And we kind of did we kind of did whatever my father you know. You got his master's answers degree here after Vietnam and you felt this is where I needed to go. And he felt that every every person needed to do two years of service to country so I I got an ROTC scholarship at Georgetown. And I did two years of ROTC. While I was going to American University. So we're watching and I did. Pt and that was another level and experience of physical. Yeah that's a whole nother range of physical activity ripping. Yeah private. Benjamin here we go. Yes so you graduate from American University. What was your degree in history and literature history and literature? I went into the The journalists track and on it and I just felt it was too confined signed and it was two road. You could really have much of a personality. I felt Being a news journalist so kinda way down there and I've always loved loved history editor south not a lot of money. Yeah well read on unbeknownst to you that you know being a being being a a writer now you can go on all these different platforms. You know you don't have to just you're not just writing for a single paper writing a little column. Now it goes goes on all over the world. Whatever you say in seconds? Yeah and I actually don't know that I'd want to. I actually don't know that I'd WanNa do it now. With this level of exposure a ah the exposure in the world we live in now actually intimidates me. I don't I don't facebook it just intimidates me. It is very very intimidating but I think what you realize that man I can say whatever I wanna say and you know you're going to have people to come back and say stuff to you no matter what you do so you you realize. AM JUST GONNA put it out there. One of the great stories about all this. I interviewed Peter King from sports illustrated 'EM QB and you would know. Peter is and he talked about the greatest story ever got was when Brett Farve was going to go into Rehab. He told called Peter and told him the first time said he had you. Just send myself into Rehab in any kind of laid it all out there. Why he was going through all this? Well that's back in the day and he was going to put it in sports illustrated but the next text APP. The next magazine didn't come out for week so I had. This amazing story was going to be the biggest story in the United States at that time because that was one one of the biggest players in the end it sit on it and not tell anyone for a week wow whereas today he could just put it out there and it just be right away. I said we're button when you're talking about how you you think you. You were meant more for the generation that are the decade of players. That went before you just by the way you're wired wire and I think about social media now personalities and and Soundbites and I got. I was lucky enough to get to to be exposed opposed to those redskin players of the eighties and in my husband particular I think out of social media was out around now and his his soundbites in in in you know it actually was a lot more innocent back than than it is now the things that were so shocking back then they had a lot of fun but if you were taking pictures on their cell phones of of that of that group carousing around in having a great time and the capital. I don't know I don't know where we'd be. I think you'd have to put put John Garage in a box right. What would you do with them? They would like every coach. It'd be like no no interest in saying when he was At all I believe me. I've heard a lot another dimension you now. Maybe there's a Lotta great personalities up now that we'll never know our C.. Because the Eagle every tha dangerous. It's too dangerous and then you know. I always tell the story like when when I was a kid. I'm sure you've seen this is to is is back in the day before cameras on cars and everything like that. If if you're under age I lived up. I lived in the country in Pennsylvania and if bunch of us were out and having a good time and the cops pulled up and said what are you doing and we've had some beers or whatever they would they knew our dads. They knew our families and they took US home and they made sure that we left our card. But now you get arrested you get something on your you know and also media. It's it's all over social media. This kid did that and then it kind of ruined stays with you for the rest of your life now. It's a way different field. Now that's why when when you're telling kids who are getting recruited you know be careful. What's on your social media? We tell them all the time. Don't don't go to a party if you don't want to be seen Jacob because somebody's GonNa take a picture of view at a party besides somebody drinking you may not be drinking but all of a sudden looped in with them exactly and I think occur tales. The kind of I don't know the kind kind of freedom of expression and fund. That was a lot more prevalent back. Then right now your today's players when you look at me and not to take players that you know we don't really know them they have you know protectors people they you know they function you know they're very In at least from my perspective You don't really know the on a personality level and you know because I'm sure they're protecting themselves. Oh yeah definitely yeah you have to so you graduate History and what was the next thing you left college. He said I'm not any OTC anymore. What was your next vision? Would you want to do next. Is your next transition well. The most important part of that whole trajectory was actually meeting John My senior year. So how long have you guys been together. Well that would have been Eighty seven longtime longtime Salaam. You've been through a lot of those wild ride yourself. Wow I have but you know what when I was well. Conditioned for coming out of a military home with a ranger father was it. Nothing really surprised me. I think I I don't know what else else I would have done. I hadn't been somebody like John. I think I was predisposed So when your dad met John You said Hey dan bring this guy home. I want you to meet him. Was that first meeting between John and your dad. Well well the irony..
"riggins" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus
"Angeles if you have a chance to visit and stay definitely go to the western Bonaventure Hotel. It's a great place to stay today. My guest is a Lisa riggins she executive vice president of the USO down by Arlington. National Cemetery and her husband is running back. John Riggins and she's here to talk with us today loop about our past but also mostly about what she is doing now to help all the pre nine hundred ninety three. NFL veterans the people. That have have come before me who paved the way so that I got to do what I loved and so today. We have Lisa Regan's on the show Lisa thank you for joining us and and and getting in the huddle with Gus thank you guys. Thanks for taking an interest in and pre ninety three years. Lisa tell us a little bit about when you were young young you said you were you. Were an Army Brat as a lot of people say we're what were some of the memories you have of sports that in your life because I've interviewed a lot of people that have been in the military have played. Sports have gone on to do other. Things and sports was always a big part of kids in the military. Yeah and I and it's funny when you said with the theme of your show is about I singing about it last night and sports and being an Army Brat and I think I moved seventeen times and interestingly enough sports for military kids was the one way to make any friends or to feel any semblance of community or belonging because every year you were the new kid so so Sports was that one doorway where you could maybe just be like everybody else immediately and depending on how you did how you performed you can have friends immediately. least you'd be With a group so my brother and I are eleven months apart and so obviously he He moved with me and he was very active in sports. I was active in sports. As a girl I hate to say that Soccer was what we did for girls. And then I got really good at gymnastics. So I started compete for gymnastics in. What was difficult was though we didn't have continuity? We didn't have same coach We didn't have the same team every year. Similar to your career. So you know you can have somebody to take a big interest in you one year and you could be with the team or in my in my case gymnastics team did really well. And then you're gone the next year and if the program isn't as strong where you're going or if it doesn't exist where you're going you have to find another sport My brother is a great. For example he played. He became really good at tennis. He became really good at golf. He can when there was no tennis or golf in Washington State at Fort Lewis. He learned how to Ski So he took every environment and found his niche. Because that was the only way to avoid the loneliness of being the new kid. So well I guess I'm just expounding on your your talk about military brats being active and I think that was our only way to connect. Yeah it's it's so powerful because if you think of a kid that makes the transition from high school to high school you know you see all these movies and stories about that. You don't see a lot about kids kids in the military. There's not a lot of movies stories things that you could read about how it affected you as a child and all those transitions that you had to make it rely On your parents. But then you had to rely on those coaches those coaches prior. Were big part of your life. Well and you know I'm GonNa date myself because in the seventies and the eighties which which is when I was a a military brat. You're you know I think there's a new generation of Dad's now who are much more hands on and involved with kids and even in the military. I come from a generation where it was post Vietnam. it was still a very tough crowd and and you didn't get a lot of time with your father you know. He was always out in the field older. He was commanded in my case. Commanding troops the troops were the priority and and the children fell in line. So you weren't that out there on the sidelines and you weren't getting data out there. Coaching coaching Dad was doing something for the country. That's the way we were raised and In my case we have four kids and my mom was always is trying to set up home every year. You know so you didn't Kinda I'm so glad to see in one sense I know there's it's it can become a problem but I'm so glad to see parents involved with their children's Children's sports career but I've I remember in my era and in my insular group which was military. We were on our own there too. You know you bond on with that coach if you could or in as you're talking I'm thinking about my brother. I have the world's greatest respect for he went on to West Point became became an army ranger. Special Forces Had A career in the military thirty years. Went to you know Afghanistan Iraq. He was good at everything. The thing in the military physically I mean he hit every every mark he went into the most You know the most fisted fighting squads and survive. I do believe that could be traced back to all the resiliency. He has an Army Brat and becoming involved in a sports aspect aspect and challenging himself every year with no support. Well that's one of the things I've always told my kids. Is.
"riggins" Discussed on Ace and TJ
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"riggins" Discussed on Ace and TJ
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How do you feel about living in an "Amazon" Home?
"Talking tech is brought to you in part by northwestern. University offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA listening to talking tech the weekend edition where we look back at one big story from the week and try to make a little sense out of it this week Amazon did a lot of things you probably heard all about New York in backing out. But we're not going to talk about that. We're gonna talk about Amazon acquiring another startup the maker of the beloved tech product Eero, which is a mesh router that improves dead WI fi spots in the home and two that you might have said so I mean like sure is just another purchase by the world's largest online retailer. But more importantly, it's an indication of how Amazon wants to go further than just. Making our home smart. It wants to turn our dwellings into the Amazon home think about that for a minute. Your guests are greeted at the door with the video doorbell from ring accompany Amazon bought in two thousand eighteen your guests enter living room, where an Amazon echo speaker is playing music as it awaits voice commands, you all head to the kitchen where an Amazon microwave is heating up dinner made from food bought it whole foods, of course. Right. As you turn down the volume on the Amazon fire TV edition television. You ask Alexa to dim the smart lights using the one sparked product in the home not owned by Amazon yet the Hugh system by Phillips of Amsterdam and the WI fi now the guts of the system without which none of the other products could operate is being controlled by the latest device bought by Amazon, the euro, are you comfortable with Amazon controlling so much of your home. Well on Twitter. Her this week a lot of people weren't at. Rick Williams, noted that it was terrible news as Eero was going to quote, one of the biggest data suckers out there, unquote. At Steve Riggins said it's terrible news for his privacy, concerns. Quote. I don't let Alexa in my house for those reasons. And now, you're back doored me unquote, Amazon and Eero downplayed the privacy issues saying that the mesh router doesn't share wifi information. But Amazon as euro does now will soon know how you use your WI fi whether that's on computer or mobile drive, a lot of techies like myself loved Eero because it solve an important problem. Helping to wipe out spotty wifi service across the home. The euro was the first such product in a category soon emulated by Google net gear links us and others. A three pack of the Eero for multiple rooms sells for five hundred bucks. Google undercut it in its version two two hundred and fifty dollars. Now, Google only has two. Smart home products. It's euro like Google system and the nest thermostat while apple doesn't market any under its brand name. Neither apple nor Google have been as aggressive enquiring smart home products and win a company like Amazon has dibs more products in your house. That means rival once can't be easily used once you're all in on Alexa, is there room for Google home hubs video speaker, which operates on the Google assistant. I don't think so because you can't use both interchangeably Amazon famously missed out on smartphones by trying to get into the market too late after apple and Google it has since built a giant device business with the readers, tablets connected. Speakers security cameras and now smart home products. A recent visit to one of the Amazon bookstores in Los Angeles shows just how aggressive Amazon is getting in this category with a large selection of store devoted to smart. Home made easy the cost of entry based on what what I saw on display. A good. Thousand dollars. Now, add the price of euro, which Amazon could drastically lower from its current five hundred dollar price tag. Because after all the ring after Amazon bought it's saw its price slashed in half from two hundred bucks to one hundred bucks. Great news for consumers. But at what cost talking tech listeners, I want to hear from you. Let me hear your thoughts on Twitter, I'm at Jefferson Graham, thanks for listening to the show. Please subscribe wherever you listen to online audio please favorite us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show as always. Thanks, everyone for listening. Talking tech is brought to you in part by Northwestern University. The huge amounts of healthcare data available today as well. 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Legionnaires' disease found in NYC hospital
"Transit on the one. Zero is Russ Meyer Roadwork on the NASA Nassau County and it is going to. Be an eastbound, tie up coming into cross Allen Parkway out liberal Parkway at which point the allies, main roadways entirely blocked off all the way to Willis avenue now all. This is going on traffic shifted to, the service road and you can go with the northern states altogether trucks however have to use the service. Can't use the Parkway also in New Jersey Polaski skyways got roadwork, going on the inbound side is the right. Thing block Raymond boulevard the tunnel. Circle, still six AM and also. In Wayne coming down route twenty three the off ramp for route eighty, east blocked off for repairs till six so you'll. Be detoured in that. Case here's what you need, to know about, the bridges and tunnels got a look at the Brooklyn battery tunnel I step one tube is closed the other handling two, way traffic one lane each way, that's construction. Till six the Lower East bridges are fine stat Allen crossings are doing okay no issues on the QA and the belt Parkway is moving, along nicely, altered Assad rules are in effect for its day Russ Meyer our next Part three fifty one on tan Dan wins wins news time, three forty two new numbers from the city health. Department on legionnaires disease Number of cases jumps to twenty seven in Washington heights meanwhile low levels of legionella bacteria have. Been founded Jacobi medical center in the Bronx. Hospital is taking steps to deal with an Angie visiting her son there and his concern he may have, gotten legionnaires after drinking water, horrific is, scary because my son is there and now I feel sake Date has a respiratory issue I. Have respiratory cloth and it makes me think if I have it here If I got it from here on Health officials, say the risk level is lower Jacoby twelve people killed in a Bronx. Legionnaires outbreak back in two thousand fifteen Wins news time three forty three family. And morning. In, east New York after a woman dying? During the latest sweeping power outage at the former stare at city complex question. Now do the outage contribute to her death Fifty-seven-year-old Elizabeth Ramos suffered from COPD was hooked up to a respirator Her. Daughter Ashley believes the latest, power plant breakdown in the neighborhood renamed spring creek towers is. To blame it was five AM Vincent Riggins had no power in. His apartment and no elevators service seventeen flights of stairs problematic, for, a, lot, of people especially like the seniors deputy fire chief, Michael Ajello, says personnel check two hundred elevators and more than forty buildings and did well this checks on people with known. Medical conditions to mitigate the emergency the complex has its own.
NYT publisher asked Trump to tamp down anti-press rhetoric during White House meeting
"Creek housing complex in east New York formerly known as steroids city now with authorities are trying to. Figure out if this morning's giant outage might. Have been responsible for the death of attendance. Was five AM Vincent Riggins had no power in his apartment and no elevators, service seventeen flights of stairs problematic for a lot of people. Especially like the seniors deputy fire chief Michael Ajello says personnel check two hundred elevators and more than forty buildings And did wellness checks, on people with no. Medical conditions to mitigate. The emergency the complex has its own power supply independent of con Ed meanwhile a fifty six. Year old woman was found dead in her apartment not clear that's related to the outage. Roger stern ten ten wins at spring. Creek towers Lieutenant who died was on. A. Respirator but officials say ran on its own batteries not the building, power supply, a statement, from the property owner Brooksville company says. The complex is power, plant is scheduled. For. A, major overhaul and September part of a forty million dollar upgrade and they're working to make these giant outages at spring creek, a thing of the past. Wins news time six oh four a familiar threat today from President Trump he tweeted that if he doesn't get his border wall he'd be willing to shut down the federal government he also blamed Democrats for the repeated failure of sweeping immigration reform bills this year, and the Republican controlled, congress this isn't. The first time, President Trump, has threatened to shut down the government of Congress doesn't approve taxpayer funding for his stalled border wall project Wisconsin Senator. Ron Johnson a fellow Republican tells CBS. Face the nation that he's. Not a fan of the shutdown idea let's hope not I think, hopefully most of the. Appropriation bills were actually be passed a little more little better prioritization spending so I don't like. Playing shutdown politics Congress is looking at US September deadline to pass bills funding government operations past October first, the publisher of, the New York Times says he, implored President Trump at a private White House meeting this, month to reconsider, his attacks on, reporters like calling. Journalists quote the enemy of the people the times publisher HA Salzburger called the president's anti-media rhetoric inflammatory and. Quote not just advice but increasingly dangerous they're meeting earlier this month was supposed to be off the record at. The request of, White House aides but, when the president revealed details of their conversation in today's tweeted allowed. Salzburger to, release a statement, in response after that statement the president tweeted again, accusing. The media of. Quotes being driven insane by Trump derangement syndrome and again calling the press the enemy. Of the people, was the Russian election interference probe continues President Trump's lawyer now says they, are not ruling out an interview with the special counsel Rudy Giuliani says the negotiations for an interview with. Robert Muller are in fact on go Going and he tells CBS face the nation that. The president may, even be willing to address a few questions about alleged obstruction of Justice Sort of area of questioning and a group of restrictions on it that we could live with Giuliani says President Trump could make a. Decision. About sitting. Down for an interview with Muller as soon as this week wins news time six oh, five now the official ten ten wins AccuWeather four day forecast. Starts tonight with mostly clear skies pleasant temperatures outside low sixty eight another. Lovely summer, day tomorrow it makes clouds. And sun. Not humid in a high, of eighty four but, Tuesday humidity returns, a, skies turn mostly. Cloudy look out for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm Tuesday high eighty two Wednesday some. Sunny breaks the rain will threaten again and we'll have a high of eighty. Five right now it is. Eighty degrees and partly sunny going down to sixty eight in midtown he died the same way his. Father did a twenty one year old Bronx man who reportedly lost his father two gun. Violence when he, was just a child was shot and killed himself early this morning in Harlem the NYPD says Rashawn pope to the fatal bullet wound to the chest when, he was gunned down at one hundred twenty fifth street and twelfth avenue doctors at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's hospital I couldn't save him the. Daily news says, the victims thirty six year old father was fatally shot in the Bronx in two thousand ten detectives now canvassing the area for that shooter wins news time, six oh seven That is the sound of wildfires which continue. To burn out of control in northern California in the town of reading police chief. Roger Moore says that his home is one of five hundred buildings that have burned down but he notes. That property can be replaced five lives have, also been, lost including, a woman and. Her two young grandchildren correspondent Jim Roop says that a thousand more homes and other buildings are now within striking distance of the. Flames and it's just one not just one fire, less count. Twelve wildfires burning California alone the car fire burning in northern California's Shasta county easily ninety thousand acres plus a. New blaze that broke out in wine country yesterday already topping twenty-five thousand. Acres the fire behavior Sawyer Radic so explosive that officials are telling residents if you feel like you, need to leave and nobody's. Told you leave there's a reason. The hair on the back of, your neck stands up. Sometimes it means you. Should listen to that and go fires continue to raise your cross tinder-dry landscape destroying everything in their paths hundreds of homes have been destroyed there was no end in sight Jim. Roope. Los, Angeles Wins news. Time six oh wait there's now a call to declassify all of the remaining secret documents, related to the September eleventh attacks it's coming. From Connecticut Senator Richard balloon Blumenthal who says he's introducing legislation Blumenthal believes the documents. May reveal unknown connections between the terrorists and Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries Blumenthal and nine eleven. Families are planning a rally in Hartford Monday, to compel, the CIA, the FBI and. Other agencies to turn over those documents there's a search underway in Rockland county for a perverted predator after an incident reported at. A target store in the Palisades center mall a, woman tells. Police she was trying on clothes in the store dressing room on July seventeenth when a man held a cellphone. Under the door apparently taking video of I she changed the victim says. The guy took off into the mall she confronted him mall shoppers like ca- shot a Harwood told, CBS too they were appalled. To hear that is this graceful. Actually that's against our privacy as, females as human beings That's not right. Anyone with information about who may have done it, is asked to contact Rockland, county police.
"riggins" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"That is exactly dc his peanuts in that to grow i think it's implied it looks like some kind of uruguay and tim riggins but as soon as we bream as soon as we we knew how this was going to get a friend they say they barely broke a sweat i mean they are such a nigga this friend day does this new squad i've ever seen with more attacking talent the fleetfooted kilian mbappe by the creativity of untorn grease mun the matinee idol good looks have alleviates your i'm gonna say it takes us special special manager to may eighteen featuring that front three look so crowd it'd be like assembling an nba team with like steph curry john they chris stops jason tim and joel embiid bill loves one year to growing the way an rebound and that will lead you to lure do you understand the way friend setup to play the way they do all of fensive telam playing sets negative football i just this is a team of children roach what did you just watch that body language they speak to each other the way they speak to them out of the way that manager the manager literally has to speak to them like they all totals when he's communicating them it's the most immature bunch of really an elite football fulltime he's like if you score to goes to day you can play full night for an hour after the game i'm not sure that graduated to full night roads.
"riggins" Discussed on Selfie with Kristen Howerton and Sarah James
"I did not and luckily thank god right thank i couldn't believe it i was seriously what are you doing down there oh my gosh this should be an episode all about these things because i have one got say one more one more meat because this has to do like bradley cooper thing as well so i i don't know is like seven or eight years ago living in southern california had a barbecue there was a rusty nail stepped on it and you know me of course i was like i am i can feel my jaw locking right now i have tetanus i have i haven't had my shot i gotta go to a doctor to get my tennis shot because i stepped on the rest of the nail i think i've told you this i'm not sure and so i went to see my doctor who's a woman but her nurse is a male and he looks just like tim riggins on no so i already feel a little bit nervous around tim riggins anyway just because he's like tim riggins and he's like oh yeah you you are actually do for tetanus world do that really quickly i said okay so he's like if you could pull down your pants and what he's trying to say was bulled on your pants just a little bit maybe to expose my upper cheek i drop trowel just dropped and i had granny panties on in my hands out my ankles and tim riggins like oh i just meant like an inch so i could give you the shot.
"riggins" Discussed on LadyGang
"I don't ever want to you look x hot he's but tim reagan's usually shell character of tim riggins played by taylor kitsch like i was so obsess that i was like i i'm not in love with my husband like i think i'm in love auto we love him brilliance and then i met him and i was like no no i'm not enlarge are there kitsch i'm in love with tim reagan i've never watched for an all you have to such a day i know what is it sad huge is this ad no no it's everything i can watch this is oscar but in renault assad like not even though that communist behind you feel sad but it's not like that can an and has great music you know who might were really off topic that's the point of this my female celebrity crush i just realized is my neighbour who minka kelley she is the most beautiful she beautiful and realize holy shit even zach was like yes she's pretty late in havana and he says i think he's said something wrong is wrong with every woman that i think is beautiful because he's the bust most devoted has fight us we were walking the dogs in the neighborhood and she is to really cute dog's and she comes walking up and the dogs meet each other with your like friends with making kelly nele we're not friends at all i just one or two now i am but i was like high and i realize who she was when she was there but zach has no idea who anybody has ever right and then she walked away and i was like two new that was like no it's like it's mcgee kelly's like i don't know that as much and i tried to like describe he's like oh yeah yeah he's like she smelled really really good smelled good who smells good on a walking their dog that you'd we in you just pastor resolves an indoor like our dogs had interaction but i didn't want to be creep you and i noticed something like i loved you are that in night lights timur gets forever i don't know what his forever and was her name shit and remember her to him shilo shelagh uh oreos leyla leyla wasn't gonna criminalised.
"riggins" Discussed on The Bugle
"Injuries not as bad on the on the on the lady sort of the draw this year though there was some withdrawals up launched bingley hilleroed she withdrew on the morning official i ran riggins peculiarity mendez clink the usa bingley hilleroed sadly died in nineteen 46 but was invited as wildcards about one hundred twenty th aniversary of her fourth women's singles title in 1918 eighty seven so we go back to wait deserves lane is bringing that good stuff well you can catch will follow them today at wimbledon with their unclear clear buildings eyes and in tribute to pat cash all three of us that guy to celebrate tonight's bugle by climbing through the parents with our audio yes i am a genuine panic in the front row we are now allows a january one again all parents of we all british let's keep things about bull yes all of that checks out brought arm off on halloween our show there will not be full bugles for the next couple of weeks but will however be some absolute rock solid gold from the recent and more distant archives to keep you entertain then we will be back fully only bugle bounty ghazel in august assuming there are still some news in the world knocking around the need to be bugle for now though that's it i'm out of here.
"riggins" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"200 again this is jim riggins would technica sixteen arab sick sharon's here for oak this morning and u s open some guy were never heard of one that's right that guy's name brooks kept up and he broke away from the pack with three straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a fiveunderpar sixty seven to win the us open at aaron hills kapka finished at sixteen under par that tied royal mcelroy's record at the open though is tied for the lead with six holes to play but brian harmon now apart with three bogeys on his final seven halsey to give captains first ever major win harmon fitness four shots back at twelve under tied with nazi on at the nba draft is just days away in the hornets had been busy auditioning potential picks yesterday they brought in a group of players including former charriol justin jackson and deep salute canard when joint facing his former nemesis dozens of towns a player uh you know being able to actually putting some high school to so um you know we became we became friends over the with a period of time was playing against each other you know his agree great person great player in sunday's match up against them into the the hornets also hold the forty four forty first overall pick in the draft to separate thursday night boston has the number one pick but has reportedly trading at philadelphia seventy six ers third pick enityt as an eighteen i rather in the big leagues melania renato was the hero for the rockies last night he hit for the cycle topping off with a threerun homer in the bottom of the ninth lead the rockies to a seven five win over san brand geicocom had his first career homer in pitch the mets to a five one win over the national braves edged the marlins 54 was the auriol's over the cardinals a typified arizona beat vilify four thanks hair raith went as 1030 helmer edgar encarnacion homered twice as the indians beat the twins five two two here in charlotte the night scored eleven runs be gave up five in the ninth and lost indianapolis twelve to eleven car larsen had left chase elliott for the win in michigan ports is brought to you by diamonds direct is this this summer you upgrade her diamond.
"riggins" Discussed on EW's Binge
"About the riggins brothers for a second we always talk about the riggins to mcginn was you know he's pre important character i think that's a that's a fair statement to say it great stuff from this season it my theory running for route it is that like billy riggins is sort of like this secret protect missed a friday night lites like here's a guy who we need him so long after his glory days he talks in season three about how it you know there's no more like championships or rally girls for me anymore and you know we benton season one he was seen that he was already like kind of a rack this season starts with him proposing to maybe collapse and i'm not sure together it just works so well i mean so much of season to was about sending these characters we love that often a million different directions and the idea to bring together the riggins isn't the collapse gonna holy match ability i just think it gives this season such an incredible koehler and the way he keeps on returning to bailey and two min de as the sort of but more important main character's having the around dramas i think it gives the season a lot of about a text your you can tell that they do there's great chemistry between the actors you can tell that liked him but who is at this point of great change in terms of you know we'll hear overly not go to college and bill leagues at this moment of like trying to become more of a grown up person that i think it's all just fascinating had he going to feel about how their dynamic plays out over the course of season for a i love i feel like and this is a weird thing the saying the more and the thing about it myself but it's like vera really should ship with a bit of a levity temp rethink it's like told they're stealing proper wire.
"riggins" Discussed on KKAT
"Police officers to the park well the crowd continues to riggins chief of stance and reinforcements to the scene details them to used whatever milford state shoes against the protesters not long after police star firing fuck shot into the past one stew does que and an estimated one hundred twenty eight people are debated to a local hospital riggins to players est emergence and since in the national he was attempting to cracking down on scheme protesters you know depending on your political point of view answer he was out of successful in doing so or he was for terry those people told shooting for days in advance that if the university shot did i had with that construction they were going to physically destroyed the university i'm gon our you and i don't many tom negotiate what the up in the he eight what it was a little bit of last season public institution that's right morton but the university it's on community and for the community of partly that live around all of the began the first time some of you who no better and our old enough to know better let the young people think that they have the right to choose the laws of a little day as long as they were doing at the name of social projects these were time for so moves to help solidify pays for him when he won the election by a good margin and it goes on so you put it believe in the mayors in governors who are willing are capable of putting down riots anymore.
"riggins" Discussed on Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project
"And judging too you know it is are you riggins lines people job them the perfect friends two and a half yeah oh that is really nerve wracking kids mon since we had in the contest with you travel you about sweet and if you can from hot yeah i was in scotland scott was sweet in in in germany what he's doing what did you do in scotland i washed up mountains no way actually it was going to be this like sibling retreat i haven't older brother in malicious during relented acab in the would salary us coming out and it like a national part but it was gonna be a week long trick trip and i had to cut it fortes short vic they had to go back to sweden to hear to commercial allowed two had a well you know he signed a contract so it was that i felt really terrible it was this like you threw them to scotland in the new left yeah i was like i'm going to show either i'm still dedicated to they are linger hands and family sorry i have to be a guy but it was yeah i was really nice scotland is so beautiful scotland has well is now yeah it was he really did not disappoint every and northern scotland was so we where is only on my name has blanking it was like an hour outside of adding brown and kind of a yeah yeah in between lose a bit that's something and and you're right away and yeah drives in three in a couple of days it was a bit was really mind blowing you know what if she loves she's over cheat and yeah very very narrow rhodes i from the to let maybe that's all over europe but i've personally i found driving on the other side of the road in scotland on those narrowed.