Saturday, March 30, 2013

Georgetown Ex-Coach Saves D. C. Boys & Girls Club

Former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson stepped in to save a D.C. Boys & Girls Club scheduled to close Friday.

The Bill Butler-Julius Wyatt Clubhouse, which opened in 1972, has a $250,000 deficit and needed $42,500 this week to stay open for another three months, said Paul Alagero, the Boys & Girls Club’s local chief development officer.

Thompson’s grandson saw News4′s report Wednesday night and the legendary coach put up the money to keep the clubhouse open for the next three months.

“I have a foundation that I put together for that purpose,” Thompson said. “Most of the time we try to remain anonymous in the things that we try to get done, but I think it’s significant with this to try to get other people to try to help.”

Real estate developer and Boys & Girls Club board member Eddie Kaplan heard about Thompson’s donation and will match it, the Boys & Girls Club said.

“I think it’s important that the club stays open," says Thompson. 

Thompson's son John Thompson III is the current Georgetown coach.

I'm proud of my family's contributions to the Boys & Girls Clubs. There may be something that you can do to make a contribution to children in need. Consider volunteering and see what you can do to help. You'll find a great reward in making a positive contribution. Be a part of the solution!

"Docket From Hell": Judge Beds Plaintiff in Courthouse

A Wayne County judge has admitted he had sex with a woman in his chambers while her case was pending in his court.

Judge McCree says that he was just trying to flatter his mistress when he referred to his courtroom as “tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes.”

In a response to a formal complaint, Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree admitted that to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission that he may have sent a text message to his mistress, saying, “C’mon, U’r talking about the ‘docket from hell,’ filled w/tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes … and then you walk in.”

In a 38-page response to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission’s complaint that was filed against him, Wade McCree writes he started to be sexually involved with Geniene La’Shay Mott in June 2012. His response also states he would occasionally bring Mott into the courthouse through the building’s back entrance, which was reserved for judges and courthouse staff. But, McCree said, Mott never had “uninhabited access to the courthouse and that the courthouse was never in any danger because Mott was there.

Mott has said she regularly had sex with McCree in his office and eventually became pregnant. She met the judge while he was handling a child support case involving her child and another man.
Robert King of Macomb County’s Clinton Township has sued McCree and Mott over the situation on grounds his civil rights were violated.

King says the judge last summer ordered him to wear an electronic tether until he paid child support.
McCree said his relationship with Mott didn’t influence his judicial conduct or judgment regarding the King case, but that he “likely violated” a conduct code by not removing himself from the case.
McCree also said he is the victim of “stalking and extortion” by Mott.

In October, the state Supreme Court reprimanded McCree for sending a shirtless photo of himself to a court employee.

Sources: The Grio; Huffington Post; The Raw Story

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Coming Ins and Outs at Downton Abbey Season Four

Downton Abbey's last season ended with some surprises farewells to much loved characters and life altering changes for the entire brood at the historic castle.
Jessica Brown Findlay

We said good bye to Lady Sybil shortly after she gave birth to her daughter. Jessica Brown Findley who played lady Sybil leaves the series to pursue other opportunities. We watched the Protestant family attend the baby's baptism in the Catholic Church, in respect to their late daughter's probable wishes. Sybil's husband, Tom, formerly the family's chauffeur, faced the challenge of his change in status as he moved from the downstairs servants group to becoming a member of the upstairs family unit.