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Head of Oregon Insurance Exchange resigns after signing up zero people - teke184
http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2013/12/20/ore-obamacare-exchange-official-resigns-for-personal-reasons-as-state-insurance-enrollment-website-still-doesnt-work/ The bullet points- She made $180K a year as the state's Chief Information Officer and told the state they could do the whole thing in...


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Explosion at finish line of Boston Marathon - teke184
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-04-15/explosion-reported-at-boston-marathon-finish-line/ Details still sketchy, as most info only coming in from Twitter....


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Potential free-agent targets? - teke184
Who should the Hornets / Pelicans be looking at as potential FA targets during this coming off-season? I'm mainly focusing on smaller names, given that the team is not a winner right now and likely will have to overpay for what they get. Possibilities I'm seeing at the 3- Corey Brewer...


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Boston looking to trade into lottery - teke184
Per Woj, Boston is trying to work their way into the late lottery or higher. They have picks 21 and 22 to work with at the least, as well as Avery Bradley, Brandon Bass, and JaJuan Johnson. I don't see that being enough to get the 10 pick from us, but they may be able to swing a three-team t...


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FYI - RokuHD / Hulu Plus deal today - teke184
Roku.com has a deal they are running today only in which you can buy a RokuHD box, an HDMI cable, and 6 months of Hulu Plus for $80 plus tax. This model normally retails for $60 and Hulu Plus normally runs you $7.99 / month. The RokuHD box is a wireless streaming device used with Hulu Plus...


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Jack out for the season - teke184
Jarrett Jack is done for the year with a stress fracture in his foot, per WWL's Twitter feed....


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Kaman trade offers picking up - teke184
http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2012/02/new_orleans_hornets_center_kam.html Per Hoopshype and the Times-Picayune, the Hornets are seeing more interest from teams in Kaman now than they did when he was at home on the trade block. I guess two double-double performances in wins will do that...


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Oak injured, out tonight. Down to 8 healthy players vs Jazz - teke184
Per the WWL twitter feed, Monty says he doesn't know how Okafor's left knee got injured but that he is out tonight. Kaman is expected to play in his place. http://www.wwltv.com/sports/basketball/Hornets-could-be-down-to-8-players-tonight-against-Jazz-139223969.html Edit- If Kaman misses ...


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Monty - Smith out, possibly Jack too - teke184
Per WWL, Monty Williams has announced that Jason Smith will be out tonight against the Kings and that Jarrett Jack will be as well. Vasquez, Kaman, Ayon, and Squeaky should get a chance to strut their stuff tonight as a result. ...


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Glen Davis suspended 2 games by Magic - teke184
Big Baby Davis has been suspended 2 games by the Orlando Magic due to an incident that happened at shoot-around today, per Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. https://twitter.com/#!/JoshuaBRobbins/statuses/165550687936184320 ...


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O-T Lounge
Looking to get a surround sound system. Any help? - teke184
Hey OTers, I'm in the process of moving into my new house and want to put a surround sound system in my living room. Can anyone with experience in this area give some recommendations? Area to be covered- This is a house with an open floor plan, as the living room, dining room, kitchen,...


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Gordon's welcoming committee - teke184
Per Gregg Rosenthal's Twitter feed, Drew Brees showed up at the airport to personally welcome Eric Gordon to New Orleans....


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CP3 threatenes lawsuit against league for collusion again - teke184
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/hornets-guard-chris-paul-nba-court-rejected-trades-article-1.991236?localLinksEnabled=false A DC-area lawyer quoted in the article says that CP3 wouldn't win but that the league would likely settle any case ASAP because they're already getting enough b...


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Grantland article - The Misadventures Of David Stern - teke184
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/12106/the-misadventures-of-david-stern This is an article by a Tulane law professor on the clusterf*ck that is the CP3 situation which is pretty good. A quote: [quote]Stern also must have known that he was on equally shaky grounds for v...


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Dallas looking to do salary dumps - teke184
[quote]WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski Dallas is trying to move Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer to create more cap space, league sources tell Y! To be clear, Dallas has NO cap space. Mavs are trying to those contracts --- Fernandez and Brewer --- off the roster. [/quote] I'm iffy on Fernandez...


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Portland Trailblazers pushing Brandon Roy to retire - teke184
http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2011/05/canzano_asking_blazers_brandon.html Portland wants ailing star Brandon Roy to retire for one NBA season so that they can pay him the majority of his contract while not taking a luxury tax hit for it. I don't think this w...


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US official - "In some ways, how it turns out is not on our shoulders" - teke184
This little nugget has been taken from a New York Times article on the UN Security Council meeting, as posted at National Review Online since the original article seems to be behind the NYT paywall. [link=(http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/263072/how-it-turns-out-not-our-shoulders-rich-lowry...


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Oklahoma State negotiating with Pac Ten - teke184
Oklahoma State, per College Football Talk and TMZ, is talking with the Pac Ten about joining the conference. This is a very logical move, IMHO, as Okie State is, with Colorado officially accepting an invitation, now the most in danger of getting bumped by Baylor if the Texas state politics play a...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Current Jammal Brown trade rumor - teke184
Per a PFT poster from DC- [quote]Rumor in D.C. is Jammal Brown for Rocky McIntosh and LaRon Landry.[/quote] http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/23/one-brown-in-another-brown-could-be-out-in-new-orleans/#comment-1154871 That gets us OLB depth and a safety, though The Ron is going ...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
CNNSI Mid-Season Report is up - teke184
The Saints won or placed in a number of categories in Don Banks' Mid-Season Report. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/don_banks/11/10/midseason/index.html?eref=sihp Winners- Trend of the year: Rich-man poor-man league (8 teams with 1 or 2 wins, 8 teams with 2 or fewer losses) ...


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Bucs send Gaines Adams to Bears - teke184
Per PFT, the Bucs have traded former 4th overall pick Gaines Adams to Chicago for a 2nd rounder in next year's draft. It remains to be seen how much he'll help the Bears, as he was seen as a disappointment down in Tampa....


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Coaching Changes
Michigan media now pissing on Miles - teke184
Now that Les Miles is officially out of the running for the Michigan job, the media within the state of Michigan is now trash-talking Miles for staying at LSU with a big raise rather than coming to coach at Michigan. http://blog.mlive.com/hugeblog/2007/12/kelly_should_be_michigans_man.html Tra...


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