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The Business & Politics of Sports, Second Edition $9.99|
An e-book By Evan Weiner
Everybody in America is paying in some way for sports, whether it is through taxes, cable TV bills, tax breaks or incentives. In a selection of his columns spanning from 1998 to the present, award winning journalist Evan Weiner connects the dots and shows how business, politics and sports are so closely interwoven.
Daniel A. Rascher, Ph.D., Director of Academic Programs at the University of San Francisco, who has used Mr. Weiner’s columns in his electronic blackboard classroom for the past five years, notes, "Evan Weiner understands the nexus between politics and the sports industry unlike anyone else. Evan is able to stir the pot and get at students' passions and emotions about sports, policy, regulation, and politics. His columns and articles are an invaluable resource for any course or program in sport management."
The last chapter with an introduction by Tanya Bickley is entitled
"Miscellaneous Articles the Publisher Loves."
"The Sky Is Gray" by Ernest J. Gaines - $5.00
"The Sky Is Gray" by Ernest J. Gaines from Bloodline, a collection of short stories by Mr. Gaines. This is a stand-alone version, published for middle school readers, age 10 to 14.
"The Sky Is Gray" is a story that takes place on a wintry, sleet/rainy day in rural Louisiana of the 1940s when a mother and her eight-year-old son walk to town so that he can have a tooth pulled. In every person’s life, there comes a day of transition—a time to leave childhood and begin the journey into maturity. "The Sky Is Gray" tells the story of a young boy who must face his turning point much earlier than most. As the oldest son of his widowed mother, James must become the man of the house. Set in the old South, cultural traditions bring added challenges.
The last pages of this edition contain "Activities & Questions for Discussion," "A Glossary of Cultural Dialect (of the 1940s)," and a short backgrounder about Mr. Gaines.
Teacher’s Guide and Activities for
"The Sky Is Gray" - $15.00
Teacher’s Guide and Activities for "The Sky Is Gray," compiled and written by Harriet Maher and Geraldine Ortego with a special Newspapers in Education section by Judy Broussard
In the early months of 2002, the Acadiana Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, sponsored "Lafayette Reads Ernest Gaines," a community literacy initiative. At the time Writer-in-Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Ernest J. Gaines was chosen for this premiere event because of the rich culture and social responsibility found in his writings. During six weeks of workshops, panel discussions, readings and casual conversations, diverse groups of people experienced Mr. Gaines’ Louisiana with newfound admiration for an accomplished and internationally recognized author.
"The Sky Is Gray" presents rich opportunities for classroom studies and talk at home or in the car. Students who enter the world of James, the eight-year-old narrator, glimpse life in the deep South, post World War II era. Mr. Gaines’ books, such as A Lesson Before Dying, A Gathering of Old Men, and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman are being read and studied from shore to shore in community read programs by teens, young and older adults. Topics such as race, culture, class, and prejudice present opportunities for colorful dialogue between generations.
"The Sky Is Gray" can be read and studied for the same purpose by middle school students age 10 to 14. This collection of exercises was compiled by teachers in Lafayette, Louisiana, which is near the locale where the story is set. As these Louisiana teachers inspired their students with Mr. Gaines’ insights into a bygone era, now their wisdom and experience can help teachers and parents throughout the nation bring alive this classic Gaines story for pre-teens and teens today.
All three writers were in
2002 Teacher Consultants with the National Writing Project of Acadiana.
Geraldine Ortego and Harriet Maher were, respectively, the Teaming Coordinator
for the Lafayette Parish School System and a teacher of English Literature and
French to 8th graders at the L. J. Alleman Middle School. Judy
Broussard, retired from the classroom after 22 years at publication date, served
an eight parish region known as Acadiana through the Newspapers in Education
program at The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette.
New England Morning
TBM Records 2002, released April 2003
$14.95 plus postage
New England Morning (Tookes)
Perfect One (Tookes)
Tomorrow’s Never Promised (Tookes/Joubert)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Too Darn Hot (Porter)
You and the Night and the Music (Dietz/Schwartz)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Sherwin/Maschwitz)
La Fiesta (Tookes/Kriedman)
Soul Mate (Tookes)
The King of Love (Baker/Ancient Irish)
Forever Free (Tookes)
New England Morning (Orchestral)
“New England Morning,” the song, tells of a man stepping into a dream and how, slipping back out, his view of the “real world” may be changed forever. That’s also the experience of listening to the unique music of Darryl Tookes. You’re happily coaxed into a romantic vision, yes, but one that’s grounded in complete honesty. And when the music is over, you may find your own vision of the world has been gently set right.
New England Morning, the album, contains seven original Tookes songs and five standards freshly painted by the synchronous Darryl Tookes and Joseph Joubert musical imagination. A hint to understanding the beauty of the music which Tookes and Joubert create is to know they are both committed listeners. Arranged with the color and palette of a full orchestra in mind, these songs are expressive and conversational, vulnerable and honest, personal and intimate. Darryl Tookes’ voice and Joseph Joubert’s piano pour out together, an elixir of liquid gold.
To hear more, please go to www.newenglandmorning.com. You may order Darryl Tookes’ songs on iTunes. However, if you treasure the feel of an album in your hand, we will be happy to sell you a CD. The album cover is as beautiful as the CD. Eight years in existence, New England Morning is considered a classic by musicians and music lovers worldwide. Those who love Darryl Tookes’ music and Joseph Joubert’s accompaniment seem to love the combo immediately!
"Frederick Douglass's Greatest Speeches,"
a spoken word, audio series produced by TBM Records and delivered by Fred Morsell. For more information, click here.
ISBN:1883210003 (audio cassette); 1883210011 (compact disc)
TITLE: The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro, also known as Frederick Douglass's Fifth of July Speech ("Frederick Douglass's Greatest Speeches" spoken word series)
AUTHOR: Douglass, Frederick
EDITED BY: Frederick A. Morsell
RECORDING ARTIST: Fred Morsell
RECORDING ENGINEER: Eric Garrison
PUBLICATION DATE: 01/01/93
"The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro" was the first of three albums recorded by TBM Records in its audio series "Frederick Douglass’s Greatest Speeches." Recorded in 1992, the album is often requested by teachers, history buffs, and students of all ages from middle school to law school. In a review posted on radiodramarevival.com, Chris Dueker said, “In a subtle and varied presentation, actor Fred Morsell brings the full force of statesman and former slave Frederick Douglass’s eloquence to bear on the issue closest to him: slavery. Re-enactment at its finest, Morsell’s performance confirms both the classic status and contemporary relevance of Douglass’s legendary 5th of July speech.”
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