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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, has been recognized as “Best Aquarium” 2010 Editors’ Choice in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations. For 34 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.ECHO’s designation was accompanied by the following Yankee Editor’s Choice quote:“Frogs and whale skeletons, shipwrecks and sea monsters — there’s something to stir any imagination at this exceedingly well-done exploration of the ecology and culture of Lake Champlain.”ECHO Executive Director Phelan Fretz said, “ECHO is honored to receive this prestigious recognition from Yankee Magazine, and I am very proud of the entire staff for the achievement.”Yankee editor Mel Allen: “Our special travel issue includes page after page of secrets and whispers. It covers New England’s unique landscape, its attractions, and the people who create the flavors, crafts, and lodgings that lend their richness to memorable travel. It’s about the secrets we whisper to family and friends when we come home from seeing new places. With invaluable help from our ‘Best of New England’ contributors, we offer more than 300 stories-in-waiting inside this issue. We think of our ‘Bests’ as secrets whispered to friends—in this case, the loyal readers of Yankee Magazine.”The 2010 Travel Guide features 312 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the best restaurants, lodgings, attractions, local secrets, and bargains in the region. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Taste of Europe” in Maine, the “Best Music Hall” in Connecticut, the “Best Rainy-Day Excursion” in Rhode Island, the “Best Inn for Foodies” in Massachusetts, the “Best Sushi” in Boston, the “Best Art Fix” in New Hampshire, the aforementioned “Best Aquarium” in Vermont, and many more. This special issue also names 120 top events around the region, plus 50 waterfront dining recommendations; food and home articles are also featured.ECHO will also be recommended on YankeeMagazine.com.For more information visit: YankeeMagazine.comECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call 877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned and independent magazine publisher. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.com read more
By Dialogo June 03, 2010 Police from Colombia and France will advise their Ecuadorean peers in the fight against murder for hire, of which twenty-three cases have been reported so far this year just in Guayaquil (in southwestern Ecuador), Ecuadorean interior minister Gustavo Jalkh indicated Tuesday. The administration “will implement immediately a series of measures to combat murder for hire, including the collaboration of international experts from France and Colombia in the intelligence areas,” the minister told the press. A police team will also be put together for special operations at the national level, with agents specialized in intelligence, the fight against organized crime, and anti-narcotics. “The only goal that we can set for ourselves is the eradication of this seed that is trying to establish itself in our territory,” Jalkh indicated. He specified that in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and the one suffering the most from crime, there have been 212 homicides so far in 2010, of which 64% were settlements of accounts among criminal gangs and 11% were the work of hired hitmen. The minister noted that “the victim- and witness-protection programs run by the public prosecutor’s office” will also be strengthened, “and new compensation mechanisms will be created for gathering information” about criminal gangs. “We are not going to allow murder for hire, the law of the jungle, to increase” in the country, Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa affirmed Saturday. read more
Baker Act rewrite calls for outpatient treatment June 1, 2004 Associate Editor Regular News Baker Act rewrite calls for outpatient treatment Jan Pudlow Associate Editor As expected, a major rewrite of the Baker Act that calls for judges to order involuntary outpatient treatment passed on the session’s last day.Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger, legislative chair of the Florida Sheriffs Association, had been working on the bill (CS/SB 700) for three years and hailed it as both “a law enforcement and humanitarian issue” that will help keep the mentally ill on stabilizing medications and out of hospitals and jails.He was fired up about pushing for reform after a 1998 dramatic 13-hour standoff between a sheriffs deputy and a schizophrenic man off his medication ended both of their lives.“There were no major changes to the substance of what we wanted to accomplish,” Eslinger said. “If there is no treatment available in that jurisdiction, the petition can’t be filed.”Sen. Durell Peaden, R-Crestview, a physician and sponsor of the bill, argued the Baker Act rewrite will save money in the long run because it will keep the “revolving-door” patients out of expensive hospitals and jails. He called it a “big step.”While the goal to keep both the mentally ill and the public safe is laudable, others are concerned that the legislation came with zero funding and will overburden the courts and create confusion in underfunded mental health services.“The court is going to do what is required under the law, but there is going to be a workload cost that is yet to be determined,” said 17th Circuit Judge Mel Grossman, of the probate division in Broward County.“They gave us no money to go with this. They didn’t give us any new judges. It’s an unfunded mandate.”In three of Florida’s populous areas —the 17th, Miami-Dade’s 11th, and Pasco-Pinellas’ Sixth circuits — Grossman said judges are “anticipating two to three times the number of hearings.”Another concern, Grossman said, is that “the statute talks about entitlements to guardian advocates. In most areas of the state, there are very few people. You’re talking about people committing to multi-year supervision, because mental illness is not something that is cured overnight. I think there will be some difficulty there.”Public defenders around the state are bracing for more work, as well as keeping a vigilant eye out for potential abuses of the new law that makes it easier for the court to order treatment.“We think the new procedure will bring a lot of new cases into the system,” said Second Circuit Public Defender Nancy Daniels, president of the Florida Public Defender Association.“Even though the amended version only allows petitions to be filed when services are available, we think it will create a lot of work on the courts to address compliance issues,” Daniels said.“We anticipate a lot of people will be held in contempt, accused of non-compliance. A feature of the bill is a review every six months. That’s a lot of court activity to supervise these new types of mental health patients who are not dangerous to themselves or others,” she continued.“We think it is capable of abuse, for example, for someone in a divorce or a hotly contested child custody case. We are afraid it will be a tool that will be abused by people trying to make someone look bad by dredging up some ancient history like a past suicide attempt from college days.”In the last flurry of the session, Rep. Bruce Kyle, R-Ft. Myers, a prosecutor and chair of the House Appropriations Committee, put on an amendment that would have given state attorneys and public defenders funds to help with workload issues associated with the bill. But that amendment was stripped off before the final 100-15 vote in the House.“There are no new judges, no prosecutors, and no defenders allocated for this,” Daniels said. “We felt we needed at least one new trial lawyer in each circuit. Also, we felt we needed new appellate judges, because we anticipate a lot of litigation on constitutional issues. We anticipate a lot of appeals will percolate through,” Daniels said.Dan Hendrickson, an assistant public defender in Daniels’ office who handles Baker Act cases, was more outspoken in his disdain for the new law.“This bill is more of an election year favor than a solution to any problem,” Hendrickson said. “It will cost more than anyone has admitted. Legislators turned a deaf ear to any realistic consideration of what this bill is about. Mentally ill Floridians will continue to be arrested and Baker Acted. No one should be allowed to brag that this bill will solve any systemic problems.”But Miami attorney Joseph George, a guardian advocate for the mentally ill and substance abusers, and a private practitioner specializing in social service law, thinks court-ordered outpatient treatment is worth a try.One of his clients is in his early 20s and fits the description of the “revolving-door patient” who has been Baker Acted and Marchman Acted for dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse many, many times.“Dade County has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars each time a petition is filed on him,” George said. “In Dade County, you cannot force anybody to take drugs on an outpatient basis. The only jurisdiction is when they are in the hospital, and then when they are released, you no longer have jurisdiction and the case is closed.“This new law would allow the court to order the person to take drugs as prescribed by a physician. If they don’t take the drugs, then they can come back and be sanctioned by the court—rather than the patient stops taking medication, and you have to file another petition and prove it all over again,” George said.Until now and January 1 when the new law kicks in, 11th Circuit Judge Maria Korvick, administrative judge of the probate division, said, “We are all continuing to digest it. At first blush, it looks like more hearings and some of the hearings may be a little more complicated, and certain factors must be addressed and completed.”In the near future, Korvick said, “We are going to be meeting with representatives of the public defenders, state attorneys, and the Department of Children and Families so we can review our procedures, review our schedules, and come up with something that works for everybody.”Eslinger added that the Florida Sheriffs Association “is seeking to provide assistance to DCF in this interim period to educate and do what we can to see that this law, once the governor signs it, effective January 1, is utilized. We will heighten the awareness to law enforcement, both the sheriffs and police chiefs, about the issue of mental health and this law.”An unresolved issue in Miami-Dade, Judge Korvick agreed, is “a tremendous shortage of guardian advocates.”Another unresolved issue is that hearings for individuals coming into the community after hospitalization at the state hospital will be held in the county where they are from.“That makes sense. Then, the workload is distributed around the state of Florida and not only in the county in which the hospital is located,” Korvick said.“However, the unresolved issue is we need to schedule a manner by which the patient is brought back at the appropriate time for the hearing.”Korvick, a judge for 23 years, likened the big changes to the Baker Act law to adjusting to sentencing guidelines in criminal court in the ’80s.“We will adjust, prepare, and work hard,” she said. “I am certainly going to give it my best.” read more
The Credit Union National Association recently released the 2015-2016 Environmental Scan. The E-Scan offers insights in 10 primary areas affecting credit unions, including lending, economics, technology and of course marketing. The E-Scan is a must-read for any credit union executive and is also an outstanding planning tool to use.The marketing section is entitled “Meet Millennials’ Expectations.” It also links branding with reaching the Millennial generation by saying “Establishing a trusted relationship with young adults might mean taking a hard look at credit union branding decisions.”According to the E-Scan, there are three factors that come into play when it comes to credit unions’ visibility with the younger generation:(1) Dilution of relevanceAs the E-Scan notes, in five years millennials collectively will exert $1.4 trillion in buying power annually. That’s a lot of money when it comes to financial services. The challenge is that millennials are not finding credit unions relevant. The report suggests, “rekindle your relevance by finding and filling the dire needs of millennials, the needs that banks aren’t naturally willing to be able to support.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
Topics : The restrictions, which start on Thursday in the three regions, will not close businesses or schools.But Legault introduced restrictions like allowing only people living at the same address to be there at the same time. Libraries, movie theaters and museums will close and protesters will have to wear masks during demonstrations, he said.Earlier on Monday, Ontario, Canada’s most-populous province, reported a new daily high of 700 cases, with a bit more than a day’s worth of samples still pending at labs. The number of patients in hospital was also rising steadily, reaching 128, data showed.”We know that this wave will be more complicated, more complex, it will be worse than the first wave we faced earlier this year,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford told reporters in Toronto. The Ontario Hospital Association called on the province to bring back restrictions in some regions on indoor dining and bars, places of worship, weddings, gyms and other non-essential businesses.Canada garnered praise earlier this month after it reported zero coronavirus deaths for the first time since March. But health officials are now warning that some local authorities could be overwhelmed unless the wave of infections is curbed.In Alberta, where cases have also been rising, the provincial government postponed dozens of surgeries and imposed visiting restrictions at a Calgary hospital because of an outbreak. Twenty-six patients and 27 staff have confirmed infections and more than 100 staffers are in isolation. Four patients have died.Overall, cases in Canada rose by 1,454 to 153,125, while six more deaths took the total to 9,268, according to data released on Sunday. Quebec on Monday ordered new restrictions on bars and restaurants in coronavirus hot spots, while Ontario’s premier warned of a “more complex” second wave, as Canada’s two most-populous provinces saw big increases in COVID-19 cases.Quebec, the Canadian province hit hardest by the novel coronavirus, will curb social gatherings in homes and limit bar and restaurant service to takeout for 28 days in Montreal and two other regions, Premier Francois Legault said. It reported 750 new coronavirus cases on Monday.”It’s time to take action,” Legault told reporters in Montreal. “The situation is at the limit.” read more
Trading in Tokyo’s stock markets, which are among the world’s biggest, was halted for the whole day Thursday after the system was hit by one of its worst ever glitches.A technical problem involving the delivery of market information was flagged to the operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange operator and business was stopped less than half an hour before the opening bell.The decision not to open for the rest of the day was taken around noon, with Japan Exchange Group giving no further details on the cause. “TSE has decided to halt all listed stocks for all of today. When trade will resume has not yet been decided,” it said in a statement, which added that a decision on whether to resume Friday will be announced later.The glitch hit the country’s top Nikkei 225 and Topix indexes as well as exchanges in Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka that operate through Tokyo’s system. The Osaka exchange was functioning normally, though, the operator said.The trading halt closed one of the few major markets that was due to be open in Asia on Thursday, with bourses in Hong Kong, Shanghai, South Korea and Taipei all closed for holidays.It is the first significant glitch to hit Tokyo since 2018, when a trading system problem left some securities firms unable to execute orders but that only had what was described as a limited effect on overall market activity for the day. The last time all stock trading was suspended because of a system glitch was on November 1, 2005, when the entire morning session was suspended.The news raised concerns of a possible cyber attack after the New Zealand Exchange was hit in August, forcing trading halts over several days, though officials said there was no indication so far of foul play in Japan.”We don’t have any information to hand that suggests that,” TSE spokesman Hiroyuki Takahashi told AFP. “Right now our focus is to resume trading. We will investigate the cause of this after we achieve that.”Government spokesman Katsunobu Kato said the Financial Services Agency had instructed Japan Exchanges Group to quickly restore operations and investigate the problem.He said the government also had no immediate suggestion that a cyberattack was involved but added he would “decline to say anything definite” at this stage.Analysts said the glitch was not likely to have a significant immediate impact on the market.Nikkei futures contracts were up 0.51 percent shortly before midday, noted Makoto Sengoku, a market analyst at the Tokai Tokyo Research Institute.”If you watch the futures, they are up. For now, expectations are that the impact will be limited,” he told AFP. “The last time something like this happened was in 2005. At that time, the impact was not that profound, I think.”Topics : read more
Game two: Andale/Garden Plain 10 Wellington 2Wellington 000 011 0 â€” 2 6 3Andale 144 001 0 â€” 10 12 2LP – Jerrod HuckFollow us on Twitter. Wellington 11 Andale 5 P Adams 2.1IP 0H 2R 1ER 2BB 2K.E Goodrum 2.2IP 4H 3R 0ER 0BB 1K.WP Dry 2IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 0K.LP Ellis Wellington 8 Andale 7Â McComb 3/5 2R 4RBI.Oathout 0/4 1R 1RBI 1BB.Buck 0/3 1R 2BB SB.M Adams 0/3 1BB 1SAC.E Goodrum 2/4 2R 2RBI Â HR.P Adams 0/2.Dry 2/2 1R 2RBI DBL HR.Zimmerman 0/2 1R 2BB.A Goodrum 0/3 1R 1BB.Fink 2/3 1R 1BB.Hamel 1R.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Wellington boys sweptThe Wellington boys had a really bad evening at getting outscored 20-2 in two games.In game one, Andale opened with a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and expanded the lead to 8-0 after two.In the fourth inning, two more runs made it 10-0. The game ended after five. Andale had seven hits to Wellingtonâ€™s one. The Indians had two errors.In game two, Andale opened with a 1-0, 5-0 and 9-0 lead in the first three innings.Wellington didnâ€™t get its first score until the top of the fifth when Houston Sober scored. In fact he had both of the runs for the Dukes. Wellington finished game two with six hits. Andrew Horn had a double.In the first game, Jalen Macias pitched two innings, allowing five hits, eight runs and five walks while striking out three. Ben DeJarnett, in two innings pitched, allowed two hits, two runs, and one walk.In game two, Wellington had three pitcher in six innings. Jerrod Huck allowed six hits, five runs, five earned runs and two walks. He struck out one. Wesley Gilmore and Trevor Nance also pitched. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington girls softball team got its first double-header win of the season and it came at the end of the hands of Andale/Garden Plain.The Wellington boys baseball team fell to defeat to Andale-Garden Plain 10-0 and 10-2.The game were delayed for two games due to the cold, snowy weather on Monday.Â Wellington travels to Winfield next Monday.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Girls pick up winsWellington improved its record to 4-6 with two big wins over league rival Andale/Garden Plain.In the first game, Wellington was led by sophomore McKenna Oathout, who racked up four RBIs on two hits to lift the Lady Dukes to victory.She contributed with a single in the first and a triple in the fourth in which Wellington scored three runs in both innings.In the first inning, Carlie McComb, Oathout and Buck scored to put Wellington in front 3-0. Andale would score a run in the third.Then in the top of the fourth, Shelby Hamel, Brianna Mullen and McComb loaded the bases. Then Oathout stepped to the plate and blasted a triple to right field which put the Crusaders in front 6-1.But Andale made a comeback in the bottom half of the inning with two home runs to cut the lead to 6-4.Peyton Adams then hit a home run in the sixth. Andale responded with a run. Then in the top of the seventh, Buck tripled and came home on a Jaden Dry single.Leading 8-5, Wellington then held on to dear life, as Andale quickly narrowed the lead from 8-5 to 8-7 with a two-run homer. But Wellington retired the next three batters and held on to victory.In game two, the opposite occurred. Andale raced out to the lead, but Wellington was making the comeback.Andale rolled to a 4-0 lead in three innings. But in the fourth, McComb singled and Oathout reached base on a fieldersâ€™ choice. Both came him on Indian errors.Down 5-2, Wellington scored three runs in the top of the sixth. Freshman Erin Goodrum opened the inning with a home run and from that point on, it was Wellingtonâ€™s game. Peyton Adams and Taylor Zimmerman scored runs to tie the game at 5-all before the inning ended.Then in the seventh, Wellington would score six runs, including a two-run Jade Dry homer.Wellington ended up hitting the ball 18 times in both games, while committing two errors in each.Dry won the first game allowing nine hits, seven runs, five earned and one walk. She struck out five.In game two, Dry was again the winning pitcher. P. Adams started and pitched for 2.1 innings. E. Goodrum pitched 2.2 innings. Wellington 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 â€”Â Â 8 9 2Andale 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 â€”Â Â 7 9 0 WP J Dry 7IP 9H 7R 5ER 1BB 5KLP Bugner Wellington 0 0 0 2 0 3 6 â€” Â Â 11 9 2Andale 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 â€” Â Â 5 5 2 McComb 1/2 2R 2BB.Oathout 2/3 1R 4RBI 1BB Triple.Buck 2/4 2R Triple SB.Dry 1/4 1RBI.M Adams 1/4 2RBI.P Adams 1/4 1R 1RBI HR.DeJarnett 0/4.Hamel 0/2 1R 1BB.Mullen 1/3.Defore 1R. Game one: Andale/Garden Plain 10 Wellington 0Wellington 000 00X â€” 0 1 0Andale 350 20X â€” 10 7 2LP – Jalen Macias. read more
(Miami, FL) — An Amber Alert is out for an endangered autistic Miami-Dade County boy. The FDLE says two black men in a light blue four-door car abducted nine-year-old Alejandro Ripley last night at a Home Depot in Miami, and officers believe the boy is endangered. Alejandro is described as white Hispanic, non-verbal, four-foot-eleven, 120 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a scar on his left leg.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reacts during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. Pittsburgh won the game 27-11. (AP Photo/David Richard)BALTIMORE (AP) – The last time the Baltimore Ravens played on Thanksgiving, coach John Harbaugh gathered the family together for a game against brother Jim and the San Francisco 49ers.Two years later, Harbaugh and the Ravens will spend the holiday with their most bitter rival.It doesn’t matter that Baltimore (5-6) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-6) both have losing records. Both teams have plenty of motivation, because Thursday night’s game has playoff ramifications. Plus, these AFC North foes almost always engage in a hard-hitting, trash-talking, closely played affair.“It’s always a cool week when you go against these guys,” Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said. “It’s been a good game for the last handful of years, and it’s always a challenge getting ready on a short week. But they have the same issues. It should be a lot of fun.”Since Harbaugh took over the Ravens in 2008, Baltimore has faced Pittsburgh 13 times, including twice in the playoffs. Nine of those games were decided by three points, including the Steelers’ 19-16 win last month.“It’s just an intense rivalry,” Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown said. “Great defense is played. I think everyone understands the urgency of the game. It’s just iron on iron. It’s always a tough battle, and it always comes to the fourth quarter and to the end of the game.”Few NFL coaches prefer a short week leading up to an important game, but Harbaugh loves the idea of pacing the sideline at a time when most of America is digesting a big holiday meal.“To get a chance to play on Thanksgiving night in front of the whole country in a rivalry such as this in Baltimore is something that you work hard for,” Harbaugh said. “We’re looking forward to it. We can’t wait to play.”Five things to know about the Ravens-Steelers matchup:SURGING STEELERS: After opening the season with four straight defeats, the Steelers have bounced back with a 5-2 run that includes three consecutive wins.“I just think we’re all continually evolving, and thankfully we’re evolving in the right direction,” coach Mike Tomlin said.Since that horrid start, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 14 touchdown passes compared to only five interceptions. Brown has 80 catches for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns.Asked to explain the Steelers’ resurgence, Brown said, “The adversity we’ve been through has made us even tougher as a band of brothers. We appreciate winning.”HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY: The Ravens are 4-1 at home this season compared to 1-5 on the road. It’s the continuation of a trend: Baltimore is 37-8 under Harbaugh at home and has won 18 of the last 21 at M&T Bank Stadium.“We’re going into the lion’s den,” Tomlin said. “I think anybody that is a competitor embraces that. We’ve got a great deal of respect for those guys and their fans and the atmosphere that they create, and (we’re) really looking forward to pitting our skills versus theirs within it.”SACK HAPPY: The Ravens have a sack in 22 straight games, tying a franchise record, and linebacker Terrell Suggs has more sacks (16½) against Roethlisberger than any other quarterback.“Being that he is the hardest guy to tackle, it’s something I really take pride in,” said Suggs, who has nine sacks for the season but none in the last three games.“I was thinking about that, too,” Suggs said of the drought. “I can’t get down on myself. I’ve still got games left.”FAMILIAR FOE: It’s tough to get an NFL team ready in just three days, but at the least Tomlin and Harbaugh have the advantage of knowing their opponent.“Both teams have a pretty good idea, I’m sure, of how the other is organized,” Harbaugh said. “So, we’re pretty far down the road with each other at this point.”Said Tomlin: “I think every short week I’ve had, really since they’ve been doing these Thursday night games in ’08, has been with a familiar opponent. I think that’s something that the league makes a conscious effort to do.”RUNNING MAN: Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is coming off an 80-yard performance in Cleveland and burned the Ravens for a career-high 93 yards the last time the teams played.“The best thing about him is he doesn’t pretend to know everything,” Tomlin said. “He comes in the building every day ready and willing to learn. He listens well, and I think those are great skills and perspective to have to go along with his obvious physical talents.”Bell has 455 yards rushing, five more than Baltimore’s Ray Rice, a three-time Pro Bowler.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org read more