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Justin Carter Interview – OWH

Well. SG/SF Justin Carter is on campus…enrolled and in class. The Omaha World Herald’s Steve Pivovar interviewed the newest Bluejay and published this article on Sunday, 07 Sep 08. Click the title or this link to view.

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1200&u_sid=10426054

Good article and sounds like this young man will be a good addition to the squad.

Ode to Life, Learning, and Service – the Creightonian

Ode to Life, Learning, and Service – the Creightonian


It was a day in late August…much like today. A day like any other…full of promise and full of toil. The sun was shining…it was a warm and bright. On the surface of things an ordinary day. Who could have known, who could have forseen, that THIS day was different – that it was a Sentinel day.

Late summer, warm and bright. The expectations, in 1975, were of the impending football season, of the coming autumn days – resplendent with the bright fall foliage, candied apples, pumpkins, and Red – everywhere. After all, Jim was in Nebraska. Who could have imagined, could have intuited, that this young man would embark on the journey of his lifetime?

There are always turning points, tipping points, along the Way of our lives. Many times we are so engrossed in our work-a-day activities that we hardly notice, if at all, the opportunities and pitfalls along the way. So entranced with our mundane routines, our courses of habit, our engrained, hipnotic, obedience to our social programming, we are often scarcely aware of the passing days – let alone the significance of one mere day. But there I was, having been back in Omaha for only six months, recently returned from serving in Uncle Sweets Navy, on the verge of enrolling into college.

The choice was between “West Dodge HS” a.k.a. as Omaha University, the local everymans’ school and the Rich Kids school – Creighton. As a Technical HS student I had often passed by and through the Creighton campus, to catch a bus to the Crossroads Shopping Center or to Aksarben, enroute to my part-time job at the Holiday Inn on 72nd & Grover. I rarely gave the school a thought as I passed the old football stadium wall along Burt St. I didn’t have a clue as to what transpired in the buildings on campus, although I would occasionally stop for bus change at the little ‘greasy spoon’ diner across 24th St from the main entrance. It was a different world…a foreign country within the confines of North Omaha…alien territory. As a local kid from North O, I never entertained curiousity about Creighton, such a place was not on the menu for me…places like CU were out of range of both my vision and my pocket.

It is funny how things can change. How providence (or God – depending on your perspective) can find you – no matter where you hide. Thanks to the military I soon found I now had options which were previously nonexistent. I had choices. Thanks to Uncle Sweets’ GI Bill, I was suddenly upwardly mobile. So it was that on this day, in late August of 1975, ol’ Doc found himself in the Frosh line, registering as an incoming student at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Enrolling in college at the ripe old age of 24. This was the day that Jim became a Creightonian – a Bluejay! My life would never be the same. And I never looked back.

They say we are the Creighton Family. I am convinced that this is a true assessment of the case. We are a family. Like any family we have our strata, our categorizing of each other, our pecking order, but we also have a shared vision, shared goals, shared dreams. Like most families we have our disagreements, fights, and pet peeves; yet we also have times of playfulness, joy, and love. Like any family we have our triumphs and our failures, our victories and defeats, our hopes and our disappointments. Such is life. In the end…all we have is family, and God.

Once a Creightonian…Always a Creightonian. Once a Bluejay…Always a Bluejay!

And we Creightonians, like CU herself, are also much more than a summation of our parts. We have been sized & graduated by sifting, steeled by adversity, and refined by fire…so that we are prepared and qualified to work, to lead, to Serve.

May God bless and keep you – Creightonians All!

gtmo

New City Ordinance – Saluki’s, Bulldogs, other canines to be Neutered


Well, Its’ about Time!

Omaha’s Mayor has instituted a measure to curb the rash of bad dog activities within the city. All dogs with a history of misconduct (Saluki’s, Bulldogs, and Pit Bulls) will be labelled as “Potentially Dangerous dogs” and MUST be spayed/neutered, leashed & muzzled when leaving the owners property. Saluki’s and Bulldogs may not be left unattended within the city limits, or at local sports venues (Quest Center Omaha, Rosenblatt Stadium, the Civic), or at local university venues. Further these bad dogs will be microchipped (at owner expense) in order to monitor their activities and locations while in the city limits.

This is a long overdue ordinance which is a definite boon to curbing the recent rash of Bulldog and Saluki bad behavior and impertinence in Omaha. “Reckless Owners” and collaborators ( Universities, coaches, & fans) of these breeds will be subject to fines and penalities for disobedience of this ordinance.

Some of the new provisions are listed below:

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“Potentially dangerous dog” designation: Any dog could receive the label based on behavior. Dog must be spayed or neutered, receive a microchip to identify them, and be muzzled and leashed when not on owner’s property. Owner and dog must attend classes on behavior and responsible ownership.

“Reckless owners”: Dog owners would be banned from owning animals for two years if they violate the city’s animal rules on three separate occasions within a two-year period.

Limits on tethering: No dog can be tied up outdoors for more than 15 minutes at one time unless a trolley system, which allows for more movement, is used. Trolley tethering can’t last more than an hour.

Higher fees: Pet owners pay more to license an animal to fund the enforcement of new rules.
— Spayed or neutered dogs: Increase $5 to $20 in 2009; another $5 increase to $25 in 2011.
— Spayed or neutered cats: Increase $3 to $15 in 2009.

It’s about time the local politicians took a stand on the grievous situation and took actions to control these dangerous and disrespectful dog breeds.

God Bless America, and Mayor Fahey. You gotta love it…the matter will be approved by the City Council in September, in time for the upcoming Basketball season.
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It’s your time NOW, Jays…
you gotta have Heart and
when in doubt – just WIN!

gtmo’s 2008-2009 Bluejay Basketball Predictions

2008-09 Basketball Schedule

Non-Conference Opponents—Home 7-0
11/16/08–New Mexico
12/10/08– Dayton
12/13/08–Northern Colorado / LVC
12/15/08 -Liberty /LVClassic
Oral Roberts
Bracketbuster- Akron
Open
Open??

Away 2-1
Arkansas-Little Rock
Nebraska –Rumored to be 11/29/08
St. Joseph –Rumored to be 12/6/08 (L)

Neutral 2-0
12/22-12/23 Las Vegas Classic (2 gms in LV)
Depaul
Saint Louis

Conference
MVC – 14-4 1st Overall 25-5
MVC Tourney – 3-0 28-5
NCAA – 2-1 30-6

***Poss 3-1 dependent on Seed/Pairings.


2008-2009



MPG PPG RPG BPG SPG APG TO
Kenny Lawson (So.) 23 10.2 6 2 1 1
Kenton Walker (So.) 22 5.9 5 1.5 1
Chad Millard (Jr.) 20 7.8 5 1.5 1 1
Casey Harriman (So.) 15 5.9 4
Justin Carter (Jr.) 17 9.1 4 1.4 1 1
P’Allen Stinnett (So.) 21 15 4 1 3 2 1
Booker Woodfox (Sr.) 18 12.6 2 2
Kaleb Korver (So.) 13 4.6 1
Josh Jones (Fr.) 11 2.2 1 0.7 2 2
Josh Dotzler (Sr.) 16 5 1 3 4 1
Cavel Witter (Jr.) 14 11.5 1 1.4 3 2
Antoine Young (Fr.) 10 2.2 1 0.7 2 2
200 92 35 6 10.2 19 11

gtmo’s 2008-2009 Bluejay Basketball Predictions

2008-09 Basketball Schedule

Non-Conference Opponents—Home 7-0
11/16/08–New Mexico
12/10/08– Dayton
12/13/08–Northern Colorado / LVC
12/15/08 -Liberty /LVClassic
Oral Roberts
Bracketbuster- Akron
Open
Open??

Away 2-1
Arkansas-Little Rock
Nebraska –Rumored to be 11/29/08
St. Joseph –Rumored to be 12/6/08 (L)

Neutral 2-0
12/22-12/23 Las Vegas Classic (2 gms in LV)
Depaul
Saint Louis

Conference
MVC – 14-4 1st Overall 25-5
MVC Tourney – 3-0 28-5
NCAA – 2-1 30-6

***Poss 3-1 dependent on Seed/Pairings.


2008-2009



MPG PPG RPG BPG SPG APG TO
Kenny Lawson (So.) 23 10.2 6 2 1 1
Kenton Walker (So.) 22 5.9 5 1.5 1
Chad Millard (Jr.) 20 7.8 5 1.5 1 1
Casey Harriman (So.) 15 5.9 4
Justin Carter (Jr.) 17 9.1 4 1.4 1 1
P’Allen Stinnett (So.) 21 15 4 1 3 2 1
Booker Woodfox (Sr.) 18 12.6 2 2
Kaleb Korver (So.) 13 4.6 1
Josh Jones (Fr.) 11 2.2 1 0.7 2 2
Josh Dotzler (Sr.) 16 5 1 3 4 1
Cavel Witter (Jr.) 14 11.5 1 1.4 3 2
Antoine Young (Fr.) 10 2.2 1 0.7 2 2
200 92 35 6 10.2 19 11