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Bob Ream | Obituaries | missoulian.com - The Missoulian

Monday, March 27, 2017

Philippines for his senior year, where his dad took another job with USAID.  There he met his life-long friend, Peter Harken, and they spent much of their free time sailing in Manila Bay and occasionally crewing for races. Bob often recounted sailing with Peter up to a huge aircraft carrier, part of the U.S. 7th fleet, and being invited aboard. These adventures in Asia inspired Bob’s life-long interest in travel and world cultures, and his year in the Philippines cemented his enthusiasm for sailing, an activity he continued throughout his life.Bob entered the University of Wisconsin in 1955. Coincidentally, his friend Peter Harken also enrolled at UW, and with others such as Art Mitchell and Peter Barrett, they continued their wild adventures, tales of which would fill many a room with laughter over the years. Bob was a member of UW’s Hoofers outing club, through which he continued sailing, and learned to mountaineer, ice sail, canoe, and ski. College summers included working in western Washington, first in a logging camp and then on a Forest Service trail crew in the Cascades, with weekends reserved for mountain climbing in the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains. Bob graduated UW in 1959 with a degree in agronomy. A graduate level plant ecology class taken during his junior year was a turning point, as it was an opportunity to study plants and animals in their natural environments instead of as agricultural commodities. Following graduation, Bob left for an assistantship at the University of Utah working on plant communities of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. During his year and a half in Utah, he and his team sampled and plotted the entire Wasatch range. With friends living in the Salt Lake Valley, he skied much of the local terrain long before most of the ski areas were developed, and built a couple of kayaks for floating rivers. While completing his master’s degree, Bob married Catherine Hardy, his college girlfriend. They returned to UW where Bob began his Ph.D. program in the fall of 1960.  Bob learned programming on UW’s first computer and entered the data he had collected from the Wasatch Range on punch cards – one card for each species in every plot in every stand sampled – an immense task. Bob received his Ph. D. in 1963 in botany and zoology and was hired to teach at the University of Denver. While there, he started the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy, served on ski patrol at Arapahoe Basin, and helped start the DU Alpine Club. He honed his skiing skills while in Colorado, and skiing became a lifelong passion he shared with family and friends.Bob was hired by the U.S. Forest Service in 1966 to study ecology in Minnesota’s million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Over the ...

Alex Tizon, former Seattle Times reporter who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 57 - The Seattle Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2008. He also contributed to publications like Newsweek and programs such as “60 Minutes.”He then spent two years in Manila, where he helped track efforts by the government to eliminate poverty in poor communities, and taught workshops in far-flung locales like Romania. And he wrote a memoir, “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” about the challenges of being an Asian-American man in the United States.He turned to teaching in 2011, but his passion for writing still burned.A year ago, he revived a story he began working on at the Los Angeles Times a decade before, about an Alaskan family whose son had disappeared. People go missing there all the time — about 3,000 a year at one point — but in the remote corner of the world, it garners little attention or news coverage.The family had learned that authorities had found remains that might provide closure to their grief. Mr. Tizon flew to the tiny town to write a lengthy magazine piece for The Atlantic on the family’s struggles and the broader phenomenon of why so many people vanish in that state.Those who worked with Mr. Tizon said the story was emblematic of his career — the way he spent so much time deeply reporting the piece, and the fact that he chose a topic that others in the media likely would have ignored.“He had a real interest in marginal characters and people who had not been in the spotlight,” said his editor on The Atlantic piece, Denise Wills. “He almost became a member of the extended family for these people.”In an interview last year, Mr. Tizon told the Harvard journalism program: “The stories I work on, especially for any length of time, do tend to become personal to me.”Jacqui Banaszynski, a University of Missouri journalism professor who was Mr. Tizon’s editor for two years at The Seattle Times, echoed others who said his death was a loss to the journalism community. She recalled Mr. Tizon as “an almost philosopher essayist” in his approach, and that the paper would send him on stories that were complex and needed to be told at a deeper level than the standard news story.A day after Sept. 11, 2001, for instance, the paper sent Mr. Tizon and photographer Alan Berner out for a series of several lengthy vignettes from various parts of the country that chronicled how communities were coping with the fallout of the terror attacks.“We need more people doing the kind of work he learned how to do, telling those authentic, true stories, rather than just race-and-chase journalism,” Banaszynski said.Mr. Tizon had a profound impact on other reporters, as well.Lisa Heyamoto remembers starting out as a summer intern at The Seattle Times in 2001, sitting at the desk across from Mr. Tizon.“I was just this flush-faced kid and was so hungry to get better and Alex paid attention to my work, and gave me feedback and clarified a lot of things for journalism for me at a time when I was really hungry and really i...

WISH LIST: February 12 - Tuscaloosa News

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Call 205-554-0011. For a complete list of needed items, visit www.humanesocietyofwa.org.Good Samaritan ClinicThe Good Samaritan Clinic needs CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for its patients. The clinic currently has a waiting list for patients in need of a CPAP. Donations are accepted at 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport (next to Sunset Funeral Home and behind Rice’s Valley Baptist Church), anytime Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday mornings. Call 343-2212.Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa seeks donations of new or used construction materials and home improvement supplies to stock the Habitat ReStore at 1120 35th St., Suite B, Tuscaloosa. Open M-F 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will be used to support Habitat’s construction work. Call 349-4620, email rest...

LEND A HAND: How you can help | December 18 - Houma Courier

Monday, December 19, 2016

Call 554-0011. Visit www.humanesocietyofwa.org.Sickle Cell AssociationThe Sickle Cell Disease Association of West Alabama, 3011 Fifth St., Northport, needs donations of deodorant, bleach, diapers, cotton swabs, hand lotion, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, toothpaste, soap, office supplies such as copy paper, Post-it notes, pens, and postage stamps. The association also needs new flooring for area up to 1500 square feet and/ or rugs. Call 758-1761.Good Samaritan ClinicThe Good Samaritan Clinic needs CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for its patients. The clinic currently has a waiting list for patients in need of a CPAP. Donations are accepted at 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport (next to Sunset Funeral Home and behind Rice’s Valley Baptist Church), anytime Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday mornings. Call 343...

Muhammad Ali was a man who 'stood for the world' - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Monday, June 06, 2016

Mr. Ali did. He fought anyone who meant anything and made millions of dollars with his lightning-quick jab. His fights were so memorable that they had names – “Rumble in the Jungle” and “Thrilla in Manila.”But it was as much his antics – and his mouth – outside the ring that transformed the man born Cassius Clay into a household name as Muhammad Ali.“I am the greatest,” Mr. Ali thundered again and again.Few would disagree.Mr. Ali spurned white America when he joined the Black Muslims and changed his name. He defied the draft at the height of the Vietnam war – “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong” – and lost 3 1/2 years from the prime of his career. He entertained world leaders, once telling Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos: “I saw your wife. You’re not as dumb as you look.”He later embarked on a second career as a missionary for Islam.“Boxing was my field mission, the first part of my life,” he said in 1990, adding with typical braggadocio, “I will be the greatest evangelist ever.”Mr. Ali couldn’t fulfill that goal because Parkinson’s robbed him of his speech. It took such a toll on his body that the sight of him in his later years – trembling, his face frozen, the man who invented the Mr. Ali Shuffle now barely able to walk – shocked and saddened those who remembered him in his prime.“People naturally are going to be sad to see the effects of his disease,” Hana Ali said when he turned 65. “But if they could really see him in the calm of his everyday life, they would not be sorry for him. He’s at complete peace, and he’s here learning a greater lesson.”The quiet of Mr. Ali’s later life was in contrast to the roar of a career that had breathtaking highs along with terrible lows. He exploded on the public scene with a series of nationally televised fights that gave the public an exciting new champion and he entertained millions as he sparred verbally with the likes of bombastic sportscaster Howard Cosell.Mr. Ali once calculated he had taken 29,000 punches to the head and made $57-million (U.S.) in his pro career, but the effect of the punches lingered long after most of the money was gone. That didn’t stop him from travelling tirelessly to promote Islam, meet with world leaders and champion legislation dubbed the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act. While slowed in recent years, he still managed to make numerous appearances, including a trip to the 2012 London Olympics.Despised by some for his outspoken beliefs and refusal to serve in the U.S. Army in the 1960s, an aging Mr. Ali became a poignant figure whose mere presence at a sporting event would draw long standing ovations.One of his biggest opponents would later become a big fan, too. On the eve of the 35th anniversary of their “Rumble in the Jungle,” Mr. Foreman paid tribute to the man who so famously stopped him in the eighth round of their 1974 heavyweight title fight, the first ever held in Africa.“I don’t call him the best boxer of all time, but he’s the greatest human being I ever met,” Mr. Foreman said. “To this day he’s the most exciting person I ever met in my life.”Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on Jan. 17, 1942, in Louisville, Mr. Ali began boxing at age 12 after his new bicycle was stolen and he vowed to policeman Joe Martin that he would “whup” the person who took it.He was only 89 pounds at the time, but Mr. Martin began training him at his boxing gym, the beginning of a six-year amateur career that ended with the light heavyweight Olympic gold medal in 1960.Mr. Ali had already encountered racism. On boxing trips, he and his amateur teammates would have to stay in the car while Mr. Martin bought them hamburgers. When he returned to Louisville with his gold medal, the Chamber of Commerce presente...

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Bob Ream | Obituaries | missoulian.com - The Missoulian

Monday, March 27, 2017

Philippines for his senior year, where his dad took another job with USAID.  There he met his life-long friend, Peter Harken, and they spent much of their free time sailing in Manila Bay and occasionally crewing for races. Bob often recounted sailing with Peter up to a huge aircraft carrier, part of the U.S. 7th fleet, and being invited aboard. These adventures in Asia inspired Bob’s life-long interest in travel and world cultures, and his year in the Philippines cemented his enthusiasm for sailing, an activity he continued throughout his life.Bob entered the University of Wisconsin in 1955. Coincidentally, his friend Peter Harken also enrolled at UW, and with others such as Art Mitchell and Peter Barrett, they continued their wild adventures, tales of which would fill many a room with laughter over the years. Bob was a member of UW’s Hoofers outing club, through which he continued sailing, and learned to mountaineer, ice sail, canoe, and ski. College summers included working in western Washington, first in a logging camp and then on a Forest Service trail crew in the Cascades, with weekends reserved for mountain climbing in the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains. Bob graduated UW in 1959 with a degree in agronomy. A graduate level plant ecology class taken during his junior year was a turning point, as it was an opportunity to study plants and animals in their natural environments instead of as agricultural commodities. Following graduation, Bob left for an assistantship at the University of Utah working on plant communities of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. During his year and a half in Utah, he and his team sampled and plotted the entire Wasatch range. With friends living in the Salt Lake Valley, he skied much of the local terrain long before most of the ski areas were developed, and built a couple of kayaks for floating rivers. While completing his master’s degree, Bob married Catherine Hardy, his college girlfriend. They returned to UW where Bob began his Ph.D. program in the fall of 1960.  Bob learned programming on UW’s first computer and entered the data he had collected from the Wasatch Range on punch cards – one card for each species in every plot in every stand sampled – an immense task. Bob received his Ph. D. in 1963 in botany and zoology and was hired to teach at the University of Denver. While there, he started the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy, served on ski patrol at Arapahoe Basin, and helped start the DU Alpine Club. He honed his skiing skills while in Colorado, and skiing became a lifelong passion he shared with family and friends.Bob was hired by the U.S. Forest Service in 1966 to study ecology in Minnesota’s million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Over the ...

Alex Tizon, former Seattle Times reporter who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 57 - The Seattle Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2008. He also contributed to publications like Newsweek and programs such as “60 Minutes.”He then spent two years in Manila, where he helped track efforts by the government to eliminate poverty in poor communities, and taught workshops in far-flung locales like Romania. And he wrote a memoir, “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” about the challenges of being an Asian-American man in the United States.He turned to teaching in 2011, but his passion for writing still burned.A year ago, he revived a story he began working on at the Los Angeles Times a decade before, about an Alaskan family whose son had disappeared. People go missing there all the time — about 3,000 a year at one point — but in the remote corner of the world, it garners little attention or news coverage.The family had learned that authorities had found remains that might provide closure to their grief. Mr. Tizon flew to the tiny town to write a lengthy magazine piece for The Atlantic on the family’s struggles and the broader phenomenon of why so many people vanish in that state.Those who worked with Mr. Tizon said the story was emblematic of his career — the way he spent so much time deeply reporting the piece, and the fact that he chose a topic that others in the media likely would have ignored.“He had a real interest in marginal characters and people who had not been in the spotlight,” said his editor on The Atlantic piece, Denise Wills. “He almost became a member of the extended family for these people.”In an interview last year, Mr. Tizon told the Harvard journalism program: “The stories I work on, especially for any length of time, do tend to become personal to me.”Jacqui Banaszynski, a University of Missouri journalism professor who was Mr. Tizon’s editor for two years at The Seattle Times, echoed others who said his death was a loss to the journalism community. She recalled Mr. Tizon as “an almost philosopher essayist” in his approach, and that the paper would send him on stories that were complex and needed to be told at a deeper level than the standard news story.A day after Sept. 11, 2001, for instance, the paper sent Mr. Tizon and photographer Alan Berner out for a series of several lengthy vignettes from various parts of the country that chronicled how communities were coping with the fallout of the terror attacks.“We need more people doing the kind of work he learned how to do, telling those authentic, true stories, rather than just race-and-chase journalism,” Banaszynski said.Mr. Tizon had a profound impact on other reporters, as well.Lisa Heyamoto remembers starting out as a summer intern at The Seattle Times in 2001, sitting at the desk across from Mr. Tizon.“I was just this flush-faced kid and was so hungry to get better and Alex paid attention to my work, and gave me feedback and clarified a lot of things for journalism for me at a time when I was really hungry and really i...

WISH LIST: February 12 - Tuscaloosa News

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Call 205-554-0011. For a complete list of needed items, visit www.humanesocietyofwa.org.Good Samaritan ClinicThe Good Samaritan Clinic needs CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for its patients. The clinic currently has a waiting list for patients in need of a CPAP. Donations are accepted at 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport (next to Sunset Funeral Home and behind Rice’s Valley Baptist Church), anytime Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday mornings. Call 343-2212.Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa seeks donations of new or used construction materials and home improvement supplies to stock the Habitat ReStore at 1120 35th St., Suite B, Tuscaloosa. Open M-F 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will be used to support Habitat’s construction work. Call 349-4620, email rest...

LEND A HAND: How you can help | December 18 - Houma Courier

Monday, December 19, 2016

Call 554-0011. Visit www.humanesocietyofwa.org.Sickle Cell AssociationThe Sickle Cell Disease Association of West Alabama, 3011 Fifth St., Northport, needs donations of deodorant, bleach, diapers, cotton swabs, hand lotion, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, toothpaste, soap, office supplies such as copy paper, Post-it notes, pens, and postage stamps. The association also needs new flooring for area up to 1500 square feet and/ or rugs. Call 758-1761.Good Samaritan ClinicThe Good Samaritan Clinic needs CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for its patients. The clinic currently has a waiting list for patients in need of a CPAP. Donations are accepted at 3880 Watermelon Road, Suite A, Northport (next to Sunset Funeral Home and behind Rice’s Valley Baptist Church), anytime Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday mornings. Call 343...

Muhammad Ali was a man who 'stood for the world' - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Monday, June 06, 2016

Mr. Ali did. He fought anyone who meant anything and made millions of dollars with his lightning-quick jab. His fights were so memorable that they had names – “Rumble in the Jungle” and “Thrilla in Manila.”But it was as much his antics – and his mouth – outside the ring that transformed the man born Cassius Clay into a household name as Muhammad Ali.“I am the greatest,” Mr. Ali thundered again and again.Few would disagree.Mr. Ali spurned white America when he joined the Black Muslims and changed his name. He defied the draft at the height of the Vietnam war – “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong” – and lost 3 1/2 years from the prime of his career. He entertained world leaders, once telling Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos: “I saw your wife. You’re not as dumb as you look.”He later embarked on a second career as a missionary for Islam.“Boxing was my field mission, the first part of my life,” he said in 1990, adding with typical braggadocio, “I will be the greatest evangelist ever.”Mr. Ali couldn’t fulfill that goal because Parkinson’s robbed him of his speech. It took such a toll on his body that the sight of him in his later years – trembling, his face frozen, the man who invented the Mr. Ali Shuffle now barely able to walk – shocked and saddened those who remembered him in his prime.“People naturally are going to be sad to see the effects of his disease,” Hana Ali said when he turned 65. “But if they could really see him in the calm of his everyday life, they would not be sorry for him. He’s at complete peace, and he’s here learning a greater lesson.”The quiet of Mr. Ali’s later life was in contrast to the roar of a career that had breathtaking highs along with terrible lows. He exploded on the public scene with a series of nationally televised fights that gave the public an exciting new champion and he entertained millions as he sparred verbally with the likes of bombastic sportscaster Howard Cosell.Mr. Ali once calculated he had taken 29,000 punches to the head and made $57-million (U.S.) in his pro career, but the effect of the punches lingered long after most of the money was gone. That didn’t stop him from travelling tirelessly to promote Islam, meet with world leaders and champion legislation dubbed the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act. While slowed in recent years, he still managed to make numerous appearances, including a trip to the 2012 London Olympics.Despised by some for his outspoken beliefs and refusal to serve in the U.S. Army in the 1960s, an aging Mr. Ali became a poignant figure whose mere presence at a sporting event would draw long standing ovations.One of his biggest opponents would later become a big fan, too. On the eve of the 35th anniversary of their “Rumble in the Jungle,” Mr. Foreman paid tribute to the man who so famously stopped him in the eighth round of their 1974 heavyweight title fight, the first ever held in Africa.“I don’t call him the best boxer of all time, but he’s the greatest human being I ever met,” Mr. Foreman said. “To this day he’s the most exciting person I ever met in my life.”Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on Jan. 17, 1942, in Louisville, Mr. Ali began boxing at age 12 after his new bicycle was stolen and he vowed to policeman Joe Martin that he would “whup” the person who took it.He was only 89 pounds at the time, but Mr. Martin began training him at his boxing gym, the beginning of a six-year amateur career that ended with the light heavyweight Olympic gold medal in 1960.Mr. Ali had already encountered racism. On boxing trips, he and his amateur teammates would have to stay in the car while Mr. Martin bought them hamburgers. When he returned to Louisville with his gold medal, the Chamber of Commerce presente...