A Checkered Past

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A Checkered Past

Mr. Binford shares his twenty year span as Chief Stewardat the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, host to the "Indy 500."

A Checkered Past

A Checkered Past


Al Unser Jr A Checkered Past

Multiple DUIs. Repeated visits to rehab centers. Divorce. Financial ruin. A dark dive into depression and isolation that led to a suicide attempt. Unser's battle to climb out of that cave is one of the great stories in motorsports.

Al Unser Jr  A Checkered Past

Winning came naturally for Al Unser, Jr. He had a gift for finding the fast line on the track and he possessed a boisterous and lovable personality. Fans and the press adored him. Behind this affable persona, an appetite for drugs and alcohol was destroying his private life. Unser's battle to climb out of that cave is one of the great stories in motorsports. A Checkered Past is an unblinking story of triumph, tragedy, and the road to recovery.

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The Chequered Past

But they did not anticipate some of its unintended consequences. And so, Canadian auto sport truly has a 'chequered past.' 12 The Chequered Past page001.fm Page 11 Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:45 AM.

The Chequered Past

In the forty-year period between 1951 and 1991, Canadian sports car competition underwent a massive change, transforming itself from an amateur recreational pastime to a commercialized profession and from an individual sport to a spectacle for mass consumption. The Chequered Past is the story of the struggle over power and purpose within the Canadian auto sport that led to this transformation. The first comprehensive history of sports car racing and rallying in Canada, The Chequered Past traces the efforts of the national governing body - the Canadian Auto Sport Clubs (CASC) - to bring its sports car competition up to a 'world class' level, and to manage the consequences of those efforts in the second half of the twentieth century. David Charters traces the social origins of the sport and the major trends that shaped it: professionalism, technological change, rising costs, and the influence of commercial sponsors. Charters argues that while early enthusiasts set the sport on a course toward professionalism that would eventually produce world-class Canadian events and racers, that course would also ultimately change the purpose of the sport: from personal recreation to mass entertainment. As technological innovations drove up the costs of competing at the top ranks, racers were forced to rely on sponsors, who commercialized and ultimately gained control of the sport. The end result, Charters argues, was the marginalization of the amateur competitor and of the CASC itself. Based on extensive research into the CASC's records and dozens of interviews with former competitors and officials, The Chequered Past opens a window into the rich but virtually unknown history of the auto sport, and claims for it a place in Canadian sports history.

International Handbook of Internet Research

The intersection of privacy and the internet has a checkered past and an uncertain future in the United States. This article will begin by describing in general the ways that privacy is impacted by electronic communications and defining ...

International Handbook of Internet Research

Internet research spans many disciplines. From the computer or information s- ences, through engineering, and to social sciences, humanities and the arts, almost all of our disciplines have made contributions to internet research, whether in the effort to understand the effect of the internet on their area of study, or to investigate the social and political changes related to the internet, or to design and develop so- ware and hardware for the network. The possibility and extent of contributions of internet research vary across disciplines, as do the purposes, methods, and outcomes. Even the epistemological underpinnings differ widely. The internet, then, does not have a discipline of study for itself: It is a ?eld for research (Baym, 2005), an open environment that simultaneously supports many approaches and techniques not otherwise commensurable with each other. There are, of course, some inhibitions that limit explorations in this ?eld: research ethics, disciplinary conventions, local and national norms, customs, laws, borders, and so on. Yet these limits on the int- net as a ?eld for research have not prevented the rapid expansion and exploration of the internet. After nearly two decades of research and scholarship, the limits are a positive contribution, providing bases for discussion and interrogation of the contexts of our research, making internet research better for all. These ‘limits,’ challenges that constrain the theoretically limitless space for internet research, create boundaries that give de?nition to the ?eld and provide us with a particular topography that enables research and investigation.

A Win Win Proposition

“She certainly doesn't give the appearance of someone with a checkered past.” “Checkered?” Missy shot him a warning look. “I'd hardly call staying out past curfew and drinking with my friends worthy of being called a checkered past.

A Win Win Proposition

Sebastian Case relies on his irreplaceable assistant for everything. But since arriving in Vegas for a conference, mousy Missy Ward has transformed herself. From ordinary to ravishing. From modest and reserved to bold and sensual. And Sebastian, who'd barely noticed she was a woman, finds himself dazzled by her allure. Now she's quitting and Sebastian will do anything to keep her. Including accepting her outrageous bet. One spin of the roulette wheel—black and she'll stay…red and Sebastian owes her one night of passion. What can he lose, except maybe his heart?

The Triumphs of a Black President In a White America

So, Obama's political opponents researched his background to unearth any possible character sordidness or a checkered past that might be used to slow down his momentum. To their dismay, Obama's background data turned out to be squeaky ...

The Triumphs of a Black President In a White America

The protagonist in this book is President Barack Obama. The antagonist is White America. Unlike many contemporary works of literature on race relations and politics, this book shuns the myopic views embedded in the ideological leanings of the right and left political spectrum. It underlines the disquietude of a wary White America that viewed a black presidency as a risky experiment. It explains how Republicans fiercely and relentlessly opposed Barack Obama and contemptuously plotted the downfall of his administration unsuccessfully. The book discusses the unique relationship of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, compares both personalities and underscores the social anxiety that propelled the election of Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama. It also answers the question that many Americans have asked: Is President Donald Trump a racist? Here are some other intriguing excerpts from the book: "It is no secret that the United States has never been an "honest broker" when it comes to the actions of the Israeli government in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." "In rather negative terms, the "red line" syndrome in Syria had indelibly marked President Obama's foreign policy in the eyes of the world ..." "The fact is that more whites have enrolled in Obamacare than blacks and Latinos put together." "The irrational invasion of Iraq and subsequent dismantling of its once-formidable military by the United States shifted the military dynamic in the area." "In 2016, gun lobbyists gave $5,900,000 to Republicans and $106,000 to Democrats during the election cycle."

Dorkus And The Affairs Of Lord Willing

They know that Dorkus is always anxious to confidence or swindle easy prey like King Me, with his checkered past, only this time it is Dorkus who shall be the perfect mark. On the evening of the premier of the Spindley Extravaganza, ...

Dorkus And The Affairs Of Lord Willing

A peculiar comedy set in the heart of the Brutish Empire and the uncivil belly of Merika of the 1860's. This bumpy tale of a twisted aristocrat who is conducting sovereign-sanctioned ergot experiments on his entourage, who in turn are controlled by dark and fatuous forces. Dickens meets Jules Verne in Dada soaked Victoriana.

In Other Shoes

Knowing what “checkered,” “chew,” “wing,” “cool,” and “thunder,” mean in other contexts surely helps one to learn and to ... What would it be for a person, literally, to have a checkered past, or to wing a lecture, or to lose her cool, ...

In Other Shoes

In fifteen essays-one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts-Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprising ways. By exploring connections among them, appealing sometimes to notions of imagining oneself in shoes different from one's own, Walton creates a wide-ranging mosaic of innovative insights.

The Portable Guide to Testifying in Court for Mental Health Professionals

A checkered past . . . the reformed sinner An alcohol or drug past Detailed reformation Question My past is checkered at best. For many years following college, I drifted in a hazy existence of alcohol and drugs.

The Portable Guide to Testifying in Court for Mental Health Professionals

A one-stop guide to testifying in court for mental healthprofessionals Even the most seasoned mental health professionals can findthemselves unnerved by the prospect of appearing in court,especially when presented with it for the first time. Those in themental health field usually have no formal preparation fortestifying in court, even though they often play an important partin many types of cases. The Portable Guide to Testifying in Court for Mental HealthProfessionals provides a concise yet comprehensive guide forpractitioners preparing to appear in court. The authors employtheir combined decades of legal work in the mental health field toprovide a clear, no-nonsense handbook of what to expect, how toprepare, and what to look out for when testifying in court. Along with a general introduction to courts and the legal system,the text details topics such as: * Testifying both as an expert and involuntary witness * Protecting clients when bringing therapy into testimony * Preparing for testimony * Tips to use and lawyers' tricks to look out for when testifyingin court Throughout the book, Bernstein and Hartsell use detailed casestudies to provide specific examples. In addition, "legal lightbulbs" offer important tips and facts, and appendices list relevantWeb resources and provide common legal forms. A one-of-a-kind resource, The Portable Guide to Testifying in Courtfor Mental Health Professionals gives a complete view of your rolein courtroom proceedings, offering a vital tool for both legal andmental health practices.

The Struggle Is Real

CHECKERED. PAST. OF. ANUNWANTED. CHILD. "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you" (John 14:18) God traces the history of Jerusalem as a culture who began as a foundling child, unwashed and unwanted.

The Struggle Is Real

In his new book, The Struggle Is Real: Maturing in Life and Ministry, Bishop Anthony Clark’s compilation of spiritually provocative, biblically-sound sermons provide a wealth of encouragement and spiritual insight into the issues facing the Body of Christ and our society in general. This book is an excellent study guide for ministers and laymen alike. Each sermon offers practical and revelatory teaching in a manner that is methodical yet passionate. Bishop Clark’s book brings to life the Scripture in 2 Peter 3:1–2: “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour.” —Dr. Tara Phelps-Jones, associate pastor, O’Fallon Apostolic Assembly, O’Fallon, Illinois

Checkered Past

NASCAR team owner Chad Matheson is most comfortable when he's in control.

Checkered Past

NASCAR team owner Chad Matheson is most comfortable when he's in control. But his control took a time-out during a few days in Las Vegas—and he impulsively wed hotel heiress Brianna Hudson. The marriage lasted only one night, though, before they both had second thoughts…. Two years later Brianna holds the keys to a much-needed sponsorship for Chad's team, and Chad is determined to keep things between them strictly business. But he knows he's fighting a losing battle. Because where Brianna is concerned, the atmosphere is anything but professional. And the last thing he needs is anyone finding out that, legally, they're still Mr. and Mrs.!

Technology and Public Management

“GSA: A Checkered Past.” SolomonScandals.com. December 12. Accessed October 17, 2014. http://solomonscandals.com/gsa-a-checkered-past/. Sinclair, Brendan. 2010. “Kinect Has Problems Recognizing Dark-skinned Users?” Gamespot. November 3.

Technology and Public Management

At last, here is a textbook that covers the field of technology and public management in an informative and engaging style. Ever since the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration required greater infusion of technology into the curriculum, faculty and administrators have struggled with finding the right course materials designed specifically for the public administration environment. Technology is no longer the sole domain of an information technology office, as it has evolved into a growing set of complex tools that influence every area of government. To be effective, every public manager needs to be actively engaged in technology decisions. This textbook is designed for students of public administration at every level who need to know and understand how technology can be applied in today’s public management workplace. The book explores the latest trends in public management, policy, and technology and focuses on best practices on governance issues. Finally, this book provides real-life examples about the need for policies and procedures to safeguard our technology infrastructure while providing greater openness, participation, and transparency. Technology and Public Management covers: How information system design relates to democratic theory How and where public policy and technology intersect Skills and tools that are useful in information management, information technology, and systems dedicated for the effective flow of information within organizations Understanding the role of e-government, m-government, and social media in today's society and in public organizations Possibilities and challenges associated with technology applications within public organizations How technology can be managed, through various governance models The latest technology trends and their potential impact on public administration.

Christian Thought in the Twenty First Century

In other words, Christianity is not alone in having a checkered past. Yet it is a checkered past, colored by songs of freedom as well as edicts of oppression, the lyrics of Phillis Wheatley as well as the novels of Joseph Conrad, ...

Christian Thought in the Twenty First Century

In this volume some of the outstanding Christian scholars of our day reflect on how their minds have changed, how their academic fields have changed over the course of their careers, and the pressing issues that Christian scholars will need to address in the twenty-first century. This volume offers an accessible portrait of key trends in the world of Christian scholarship today. Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century features scholars from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. The contributors represent a wide variety of academic backgrounds--from biblical studies to theology, to religious studies, to history, English literature, philosophy, law, and ethics. This book offers a personal glimpse of Christian scholars in a self-reflective mode, capturing their honest reflections on the changing state of the academy and on changes in their own minds and outlooks. The breadth and depth of insight afforded by these contributions provide rich soil for a reader's own reflections, and an agenda that will occupy Christian thinkers well into the twenty-first century. Content and Contributors: Historical Perspectives on the Christian Tradition 1. Jesus and The Gospels, by Craig A. Evans 2. The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs: Medieval Church History Today, by Dennis D. Martin 3. Reflections on Medieval English Literature, by Denis Renevey 4. Reflections of an Historian of Early Modern German Protestantism, by Douglas H. Shantz 5. Making Historical Theology, by Margaret R. Miles 6. Eastern Orthodoxy in the Twenty-First Century, by James R. Payton Jr. 7. Religion's Return, by Lamin Sanneh Philosophical and Theological Issues 8. The Christian Philosopher Today, by Terrence Penelhum 9. Christian Thought: An Agenda for the Future, by Clark H. Pinnock 10. Process Theology in Process, John B. Cobb Jr. 11. Christian Theology in a post-Christendom World, by Douglas John Hall Encounters with Religious Pluralism and the new Science 12. A New Way of Being Christian, by Paul F. Knitter 13. Comparative Theology, Keith Ward 14. Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century, by John Polkinghorne 15. Bioethics: A Forum for Finding Shared Values in a Twenty-First Century Society, by Margaret Somerville The Academy and the City 16. "But have you kept the faith of your Ancestors?" Musings on the writing and teaching of the history of Christianity in a Secular Canada, by Marguerite Van Die 17. The Spiritual Quest, Christian Thought, and the Academy: Challenges, Commitments, and Considerations, by Charles Nienkirchen 18. Ecstatic Nerve: Fiction, Historical Narrative, and Christian theology in an Academic Setting, by Peter C. Erb 19. Athens and Jerusalem: Facing Both Ways in Calgary, by Alan P. F. Sell 20. The City and the Church, by Wesley A. Kort Approaches to English Literature and Film 21. Reflections on Literary Theory and Criticism, by Susan Felch 22. A Time of Promise and Responsibility: Teaching English Literature in the Christian Academy, by Arlette Zinck 23. Thomas Merton: Retrospect and Prospect, by Bonnie Thurston 24. Thomas Merton's Divinations for a Twenty-First Century Christian Reader, by Lynn Szabo 25. Christianity and the Cinema: An Interreligious Conversation, by Anne Moore Index

Prison Adventures Memoirs of My Checkered Past

Prison Adventures  Memoirs of My Checkered Past

You think you know prison? You know the Hollywood version. This is real. This is the story of a guy who's been through hell and back. I've been in jails and prisons for everything violent you can think of except murder! They say he stabbed one of his homeboys. They say he was a member of the dangerous Aryan Brotherhood. They demanded his life-and lost. I was looking at two life sentences... and ended up serving two decades. This book will take you from the vicious VSL Locos street gang through an amazing thirteen prisons in two states-California and Nevada. This book will take you behind the walls of infamous prisons, with notorious prisoners, and through riots behind bars and in the street. This book will take you through the years of pain, punishment, and waste one endures over long years of incarceration. Stay out of jail... it's time that is truly wasted! Bumperjack is the real deal. The son of a prison lightweight champion and Oakland Hell s Angels co-founder, he followed in his father s footsteps as a boxer, gang member, and convict. In and out of jails from age twelve to fifty, he beat two life sentences and served over two decades in in thirteen prisons. He was accused of assaults against staff and inmates and was shot in both California and Nevada jails. A former VSL Loco gangster and alleged Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member, he never reneged on the hardscrabble convicts' code. Bumperjack has been through more than many and has done plenty, surviving a brutal life of crime & punishment. He bears the scars to prove it. He has overcome mental challenges to function, by the grace of God, in the free world today. Now crime-free, off drugs, and out of prison, he reaches out gangland youth to show them better paths."

Why is Q Always Followed by U

Q. I have heard the expression checkered past for many years but continue to be puzzled about why it should have the meaning it does. What is the origin of it? A. Somebody with a chequered past, which is the British spelling I naturally ...

Why is Q Always Followed by U

Long-time word-detective and bestselling author of Port Out, Starboard Home, Michael Quinion brings us the answers to nearly two hundred of the most intriguing questions he's been asked about language over the years. Sent to him by enquiring readers from all around the globe, Michael's answers about the meanings and histories behind the quirky phrases, slang and language that we all use are set to delight, amuse and enlighten even the most hardened word-obsessive. Did you know that 'Blighty' comes from an ancient Arabic word? Or that Liberace cried his way to the bank so many times people think he came up with the phrase? That 'cloud nine' started out as 'cloud seven' in the speakeasies of '30s America? And that the first person to have their thunder stolen was a dismal playwright from Drury Lane? Michael Quinion's Why is Q Always Followed By U? is full of surprising discoveries, entertaining quotations and memorable information. There are plenty of colourful stories out there, but Michael Quinion will help you discover the truth that lies behind the cock-and-bull stories and make sure you're always linguistically on the ball.

With Love From And Hot Picks Collections

“She certainly doesn't give the appearance of someone with a checkered past.” “Checkered?” Missy shot him a warning look. “I'd hardly call staying out past curfew and drinking with my friends worthy of being called a checkered past.

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With Love From Collection

“She certainly doesn't give the appearance of someone with a checkered past.” “Checkered?” Missy shot him a warning look. “I'd hardly call staying out past curfew and drinking with my friends worthy of being called a checkered past.

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The Expository Times

There is this muchreturn , when we have His own assurance of a checkered past . Comforter , who shall be with us for ever , even the Yes ; there is this past with all its errors and Spirit of Truth ' ? shortcomings , with all its ...

The Expository Times