Saturday, March 24, 2007

But No Fowler?

The English Premier League's Top Ten Goals from 1994 to 2001:

Friday, March 23, 2007

Rene Portland Out

Rene Portland is out at Penn State. Man, that makes me happy to write that sentence. Rene the Weenie abruptly "resigned" from Penn State Thursday afternoon and didn't even bother to show up for the press conference announcing same. Sounds like one of those save face resignations where the choice was resign or be fired. Or maybe this was part of the settlement of the Harris case. Whatever the reason, it's good for women's college basketball. Having the coach of one of the most prominent programs in the country run by an avowed lesbian hater and discriminator was just wrong. Plus she sounds like just a nasty human being. Bye bye hater.

Suzie McConnell Serio, who starred for Portland and Penn State in the 1980s, is rumored to be the top candidate to replace Rene.

Mike Richter: Not This Year

Ricky has decided against challenging U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, at least for this election cycle. Too bad. I bet he runs some day, maybe when his kids are a little older.

My Left Nutmeg (great blog title!) is happy for the high profile Richter's potential candidacy brought to the race.

Kirsten Gillibrand in the News

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Representative Gillibrand talked with farmers, one of many groups from her district in upstate New York to ask for support in Washington.

Second in the NYTimes series on freshman Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, who today voted to set a date to withdraw US troops from Iraq. You go, girl.

The Albany Times-Union outlines
Gillibrand's hectic daily and weekly schedules, including her son Theo.

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand raced to Capitol Hill, bleary-eyed and sleepless, after helping her 3-year-old son Theo fight the flu, washing his sheets at 3 a.m. and catching a car ride with a staffer to cast her last-minute vote on the House floor.

It was just another day in the life of the freshman Democrat from upstate New York who is balancing motherhood with her job of legislating.

"Having Theo in Washington is a wonderful blessing," Gillibrand says. "It keeps me centered."

But it also keeps her running.

Most weekday mornings Gillibrand, 40, and Theo hop the Metro subway at 7:45 a.m. near the Arlington, Va., apartment where she and husband Jonathan reside with Theo.

During the ride to the Capitol, Theo traces the orange, blue and red subway routes on the maps adorning the walls of the Metro cars until they arrive at the Federal Center station close to the congressional day care center at the Ford Building, which she can see from her office window.

Gillibrand drops him off, then hops the train again, exiting one stop later at the Capitol South station, just a short walk from her office.

Working moms everywhere can relate.

Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand takes her son, Theo, to day care in Washington on Tuesday. (Ron Sachs / Special to the Times Union)