In the month of regular-season football he has left the University of Missouri, Drew Lock wants to soak up his dwindling time in the black and gold. The Tigers’ senior quarterback is looking forward to playing in raucous road environments at Florida and Tennessee, and feels excited for the emotions he’ll feel on Senior Day against Arkansas.Lock is eager to take on Vanderbilt at home on Nov. 10, too. That’s his birthday.But with four regular-season games left in his college career, Lock still has things he’d like to prove.“I know I can play as a quarterback. I know this team can win,” Lock said earlier this week. “I’d love to prove that.”Over the same four-game stretch, NFL scouts and draft analysts will be looking to see the Tigers’ four-year starter show them something entirely different. The outcomes of these games don’t much matter to them; wins and losses are not what will sway their thought processes.Instead, those … [Read more...] about Lock stock: Where does the QB’s draft stock stand with four games to go?
Where does gold come from
By SUSAN DUNLAP, The Montana Standard Published 7:53 PM EDT Oct 27, 2018 BUTTE — One man's trash is another man's gold. Case in point: Owen Voight and Paul Antonioli, independent miners who scratch less-than-meatball-sized amounts of gold out of piles of dirt on Montana mountainsides. Although the work involves digging through trash, Voigt calls it a treasure hunt. So does Golden Sunlight Mine. Through a program that began in 2011, Barrick Gold Corp.-owned Golden Sunlight has paid out more than $45 million to small miners in the last seven years, company officials say. All of it has been for gold dug out of old mine dumps — of which there are tens of thousands around the state, according to both Voigt and Antonioli. Golden Sunlight processes the small miners' ore, turning it into nuggets worth something. Golden Sunlight is located northeast of Whitehall. And because it is "the only game in town," Voigt and Antonioli say its location affects where small miners can … [Read more...] about Mining company pays millions for gold dug from mine dumps
PLAINS, Ga. – Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.” She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders and a couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer, then out the back door, where three Secret Service agents wait. They do this just about every weekend in this tiny town where they were born — he almost 94 years ago, she almost 91. Dinner at their friend Jill Stuckey’s house, with plastic Solo cups of ice water and one glass each of bargain-brand chardonnay, then the half-mile walk home to the ranch house they built in 1961. On this south Georgia summer evening, still close to 90 degrees, they dab their faces with a little plastic bottle of No Natz to repel the swirling clouds of tiny bugs. Then they … [Read more...] about Jimmy Carter is still the man from Plains, almost 40 years after the White House
Arizona Republic Published 1:44 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 No book makes it to the screen entirely intact, and “Crazy Rich Asians” is no exception. But how much is different from Kevin Kwan’s bestselling book? The basic premise remains the same — Rachel Chu, an American economics professor, goes to Singapore with her boyfriend, Nick Young, for his best friend’s wedding, only to discover that Nick is actually one of Asia’s most eligible — and coveted — bachelors. RELATED: Henry Golding: 'We were relegated to the sidelines' The 546-page book goes into detail about the three interconnected (and immensely wealthy) families — the Youngs, the Shangs and the T’siens — and switches viewpoints between five main characters. The movie, however, is much more of a romantic comedy centered on Rachel and Nick and is focused on telling their story. (Poor Eddie would be horrified to realize that he and his wife and kids have been … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ spoilers: The top changes from Kevin Kwan’s book
LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the city’s vast culinary landscape and made its food understandable and approachable to legions of fans, has died. He was 57. Mr. Gold died of pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles Saturday evening, according to his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa. He was diagnosed with the disease in early July. One of the most widely admired voices of Los Angeles, Mr. Gold wrote about restaurants for four decades and became indelibly linked with the city in which he was born and raised. “He, more than any chef, changed the dining scene in Los Angeles,” said longtime friend, chef and Mozza co-owner Nancy Silverton. “He really was the ambassador for our city.” Food criticism before him — and even during his time — focused on the austere, the high-end, the Michelin stars. Mr. Gold redefined the … [Read more...] about L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold loved food and his city, was beloved by readers