Sunday, September 22, 2013

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 11:47 EST, 22 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 EST, 22 September 2013

The son of Quincy star Jack Klugman is livid that his late father is not receiving a tribute at Sunday's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

And Adam Klugman feels it's an unfair and odd decision to pay tribute to tragic Glee star Cory Monteith while omitting his Emmy winning father and other TV icons who passed away this year, like Dallas legend Larry Hagman.

'I think it's criminal,' quote Adam Klugman about his father's omission from the memorial tributes. The Hollywood Reporter

His father - who took home three gongs at the TV Oscars also star into The Odd Couple, and was hugely beloved for his canon of work.

Adam said: 'My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days.'

He added: 'It's an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic of young adults."

The Emmy Awards honouring the small screen's finest on Sunday will feature tributes to five television stars who died in the past year, including one for Cory Monteith of Glee, who overdosed in July.

Adam said: 'What about the people who should be introduced to somebody like my father?'

'I don't mean to say anything disparaging about Cory, but he was a kid who had won no Emmys and it was a self-induced tragedy.'

Cory's mother Ann defended her son's inclusion to she said: 'If he had lived 30 more years he would have accomplished much more.',

The show will also pay tribute to Sopranos star James Gandolfini, All In The Family matriarch Jean Stapleton, comedy legend Jonathan Winters and producer Gary David Goldberg who created Family Ties.

The awards show's tribute segment will not include iconic television actors such as I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas star Larry Hagman and Jack Klugman, star of The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E.

Emmy Awards show executive producer Ken Ehrlich told the in an article on Wednesday that grumbling was to be expected.

'No matter what we do, there will be people who feel we had other options and could have done other things,' Ehrlich said.

The decision to honour Monteith, who died in July at age 31 of an alcohol and heroin overdose, has drawn the most second-guessing.

'It was a rather personal choice. Corey's appeal was to maybe a little different generation than some of the others we were honouring,' he said.

The ultimate decision rested with the show's producers and was a judgment call.

'In all candor, this became a producer's option, and we selected these five individuals knowing that there were certainly others that could have been treated this way,' Ehrlich added.

Close friends of the late actors will remember them during the tribute segment.

Edie Falco will talk about Gandolfini who played her mobster husband on The Sopranos and Jane Lynch will pay tribute to her Glee co-star Monteith.

Rob Reiner will honor Stapleton, who played his mother-in-law Edith Bunker on All In The Family, while Mork and Mindy star Robin Williams will pay homage to his mentor Winters.

Family Ties star Michael J. Fox will honor the show's creator Goldberg.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday on CBS.

Source: Dailymail

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The young running back was traded away, the third-stringer was picked to start at quarterback, and Cleveland's jaded fan base was already pushing this week for the first pick in next year's draft.

The Browns haven't given up on the season, though.

Minnesota's might be slipping away.

Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, and the Browns kept the Vikings winless with a 31-27 victory Sunday.

''If you let the distractions that are outside of the locker room affect the way you play, then you are tanking the season and you will have no chance,'' said Joe Thomas, the three-time All-Pro left tackle.

Brian Hoyer threw for three scores in his second career start, and the Browns (1-2) became the latest team to torch Minnesota's struggling secondary, which lost top cornerback Chris Cook to a groin injury in the first quarter. Hoyer overcame three interceptions to throw for 321 yards, going 30 for 54. Josh Gordon had 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in his season debut, and Cameron had six receptions for 66 yards.

''It's just a matter of believing in Brian and believing in ourselves, and we did a good job of that,'' Cameron said.

Christian Ponder ran for two touchdowns for the Vikings (0-3), but he threw an interception, lost a fumble and took his sixth sack on the final play of the game. The Vikings went three-and-out six times, twice in the fourth quarter when they could've put the game away.

Ponder almost hit Jerome Simpson in a crowd at the goal line on the penultimate play, but the Vikings didn't get closer than the 34.

''We've got to look ourselves in the mirror and change this around quickly, because we're going to make sure this doesn't steamroll and snowball downhill,'' Ponder said.

After scoring 16 points over the first two games, dealing 2012 first-round draft pick trent Richardson to Indianapolis and putting Hoyer in for the injured Brandon Weeden, the Browns looked finished. They were behind 7-0 after a long Vikings touchdown drive and a 45-second possession of their own forced a punt.

But they held Adrian Peterson to 88 yards and one score on 25 rushes, used a fake punt and a fake field goal in the first half to build a lead and kept the Vikings from scoring after Hoyer's first two interceptions. The third one, by Erin Henderson, set up Ponder's scramble for 8 yards to tie the game late in the third quarter.

The Vikings got Blair Walsh's second field goal of the game with 10:47 remaining, but they stalled at the 12 and missed an opportunity there, too. The defense held the Browns without scoring for seven straight possessions, but like last week in the one-point loss at Chicago faltered on the final drive when the failure stung the most.

''I don't know if guys underestimated the Browns coming in or what the deal was, but we have to take a long look in the mirror and get better,'' said defensive end Jared Allen, who was held without a sack or a tackle and was credited with one quarterback pressure against Thomas.

The Browns started at their 45 with 3:21 left and finished the commanding march with a 7-yard pass by Hoyer to the corner for Cameron, the budding standout tight end Cameron who has 20 catches for 267 yards and four scores already this year.

Hoyer, who played for New England and Arizona after a nondescript career at Michigan State, grew up in a suburb of Cleveland rooting for the Browns. So he knew how the fans were feeling after the Richardson trade.

''I used to think that way, too. Hopefully this is a change,'' Hoyer said.

Hoyer, whose wife is due with the couple's second child on Oct. 21, joked he hoped he didn't send her into labor early with the wild finish. Trailing by three, the Browns could've settled for a short tying field goal. But kicker Billy Cundiff was hurting with a quadriceps problem, so that wasn't a guarantee.

''I told the guys in the huddle, 'Let's just go win it right here,''' Hoyer said.

NOTES: Punter/holder Spencer Lanning threw the TD pass to Cameron on the fake FG in the second quarter. He also kicked the last extra point, with Cundiff hurting. According to the NFL, Lanning became the first player since 1968 with a punt, extra point and TD pass in one game. ... The Vikings have been out-sacked by their opponents 10-4. ... Referee Bill Leavy mistakenly penalized the Vikings after coach Leslie Frazier tried to challenge a ruling on a muffed punt in the second quarter. Minnesota should have lost a timeout instead.


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For a self-described "kid from the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country," John Moeller has done well for himself.

Well-acquainted with three U.S. presidents and their families, he could look across a room and spot Nelson Mandela or sophia Loren, then rub shoulders with Julia Child in the kitchen - the White House kitchen, that is.

From 1992 to 2005, the Lancaster native had the privilege of serving three successive leaders of the free world as White House sous chef and then chef.

He recounts what he saw - and what Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush ate - in "Dining at the White House: From the President's Table to Yours."

This hefty and informative new is book sure to please both cooks and history buffs. "Two-and-a-half years, 400 pages, 100 recipes and countless photos," sums up Moeller of his labor of love.

The book was recently published by Manheim-based LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing and will be introduced at a book-release event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St.

*We think we know our stories about presidential palates:

George H.W. Bush famously did not care for broccoli. ("He got a lot of press on that one," Moeller said with a laugh in a phone interview Monday.)

Bill Clinton once enjoyed fast food that wasn't good for him. (After a health scare, the former president slimmed down.)

George W. Bush loved all things Tex-Mex.

But open a copy of "Dining at the White House," and you learn that the Clintons refined the White House menu to reflect American tastes and local ingredients celebrating the nation's bounty. That was a change, Moeller says, from the days when John and Jacqueline Kennedy installed a French chef in the White House.

Moeller joined the staff in the Executive Mansion as a sous chef in 1992, in the waning days of the Bush Sr. presidency. He worked with such legendary culinary figures as Chefs Pierre Chambrin and Walter Scheib. (Scheib himself has written about life in the White House and has visited the Lancaster area.). Eventually, Moeller was appointed acting White House chef during the younger Bush's second term.

*But Moeller's culinary journey began long before that.

A graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, Moeller, 51, later attended the former Willow Street Vo-Tech School and graduated from the culinary program at Rhode Island's Johnson & Wales University.

Trips to Europe honed his skills. (An amusing anecdote in "Dining at the White House" recalls a young Moeller ordering a veal dish in France that turned out to be something very different from what he expected.)

When the doors of the White House opened, Moeller found himself in a different world, where glamour, history and tragedy crossed paths.

Moeller remembers looking across the State Dining Room of the White House and seeing a particularly beautiful woman. "I thought 'There's an eye-catching lady.' [Then I realized] 'That's not any lady - that's Sophia Loren!'"

Legendary chef Julia Child came to call in 1999 and paid a visit to the kitchen. Moeller says he was grateful he didn't know she was on the guest list, because he might have fumbled his words when meeting her. But all went well.

A more somber memory was of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists struck in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Moeller writes in his book that the day - on which the traditional Congressional Picnic on White House lawn was scheduled - was "surreal."

"We were all in full production mood," Moeller recalls of the preparations. Then came the word: "There's no party tonight." The staff was being moved out of the White House to nearby Lafayette Park after the Pentagon was attacked.

The events cast a pall on social life at the White House, but contrary to popular belief, President Bush and first lady Laura Bush did entertain after Sept.11. They just did it on a smaller scale, Moeller recalls.

*In addition to his work with "Dining at the White House," Moeller keeps busy these days in his own hometown, running the appropriately named State of Affairs, a Lancaster catering firm. He also has done cooking demonstrations at local businesses such as L.H. Brubaker Appliances.

But Moeller will always recall with pride his days at the White House. It was a challenge, creating menus for first families and visiting heads of state. But, as he says, "We never replicated a dinner!"

For information on the book release event, contact The Ware Center box office at 872-3811 or log on to Tickets are free, but space is limited.

Source: Lancasteronline

Posted: 08/27/2013 01:01:27 AM PDT

BENICIA -- In October, 46-year-old Richard Goodwin will travel to Long Beach to compete in an international jiu-jitsu champion.

For most people, that's impressive enough. Yet for Goodwin, it also serves as a triumph against the addictions that nearly killed him.

"I was homeless in San Francisco. I was living behind a Dumpster in the Tenderloin," Goodwin said.

Hopelessly addled, Goodwin went to Vallejo to visit his stepfather six years ago.

"My first instinct was to steal from him," Goodwin said about his need to fuel his alcoholism.

But Goodwin finally realized that he needed to change -- or die. So he enrolled himself in the Recover Center in Vallejo to begin the process of getting his life back together.


pain of withdrawal was horrific, and Goodwin spent a day and a half in the hospital as his body rebelled against the sudden lack of booze.

"That alcohol detox can kill you, and I thought I was going to die," Goodwin recalled.

But Goodwin survived.

Soon, Goodwin found himself surrounded by good people -- the support system he needed to really get back on his feet. He found work at the detox center, as well as Youth and Family Services, and used his personal experiences to guide people back from the edge.

He also began coaching wrestling at Benicia High School, where a fellow coach reintroduced him to his love of jiu-jitsu.

A native of Pacifica and a San Francisco State University alumnus, Goodwin had spent much of his life in sports and athletics, setting a state record in high school and going all-American in wrestling at SF State.

A decade ago, he discovered jiu-jitsu, a Brazilian martial art form characterized by its grappling moves.

"I always wanted to win a world title, but my addiction prevented it," Goodwin said.

Shedding that addiction, however, gave him a second chance.

Goodwin does cardio work three times a week and trains at the ufc Gym in Concord on Tuesdays and Thursdays as he prepares for the Masters and Seniors World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He's also altered his diet, giving up soda.

"We've got a great team of guys. It's like a family," Goodwin said.

Goodwin now works as a counselor in San Francisco, not too far from the Dumpster that regularly serves as a reminder of just how far he's come.

"At my age, I didn't think I was going to compete again," Goodwin said.

Contact Lanz Christian Bañes at (707) 553-6833 or Follow him on Twitter @LanzCBanes.

Richard Goodwin

Age: 46

Hometown: Pacifica, now lives in Benicia

Occupation: Counselor, jiu-jitsu competitor

Quote: "That alcohol detox can kill you, and I thought I was going to die."

Source: Timesheraldonline

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jelly bean brand Jelly Belly is being expanded into the milkshakes and ready-to-eat jellies categories.

Licensed food specialist Rivermill - which has also developed products under brands such as the National Trust, The Food Doctor and Loyd Grossman - will launch Jelly Belly milkshakes in November and jellies early in 2014.

The shakes will roll out in Dark Chocolate, French Vanilla and Top Banana flavours in 330ml Tetra Pak Prisma cartons, and more flavours including Buttered Popcorn and Cotton Candy are in development.

The products will enter a £118.9m flavoured milk and milkshake market that has grown 9.3% by value and 5.9% by volume in the past year [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 9 June].

The ambient ready-to-eat jellies will be available in twinpacks of Berry Blue, Green Apple, Cotton Candy, and Strawberry Cheesecake flavours.

"The milkshakes and jellies use the unique flavours of Jelly Belly jelly beans to bring something new to the category," said Rivermill owner Andrew Chesters. "The jellies in particular are pushing boundaries in flavour and format."

Jelly Belly jelly beans were first created in 1976, and the original line-up of eight flavours has grown to more than 100. New flavours known as Rookies are introduced each year and enter the full line-up if popular enough.

Other Jelly Belly licensed products include car air fresheners, phone/tablet cases, fragrances and candles. The UK distributor of the beans is Best Imports.

Source: Thegrocer

WASHINGTON - The government launched a new webpage, training videos and infographics in August to help Americans better understand the health insurance exchanges that will launch Oct. 1.

"Everywhere I go, I meet people who are excited about the marketplaces and hungry for information," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said last month.

About 7 million Americans are estimated to start buying health insurance as part of the new law, but a new survey shows they don't understand the basics of how health insurance works or is provided.

Her remarks came as a survey showed only 14 percent of adults polled by Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh understood four questions about basic insurance terms such as "deductible" or "copay."

"I have a Ph.D. in economics, and even I have a hard time making heads of insurance," said George Loewenstein, a behavioral economist and lead author of the study.

The new features from HHS are available at, where people may now create a user name and password for the exchange website. There's a new call center to answer questions for small businesses on the SHOP exchange.

"We are on target and ready to flip the switch on Oct. 1," Sebelius said. "We know there's still work to do."

Sebelius said the department has lost about $15.5 billion from its budget due to the mandatory cuts, called sequestration, that started March 1. But travel by department officials to promote the 2010 health care law remains a priority, she said. The department has made cuts in other areas, such as printing and conferences.

The announcement came as several groups are doing battle over insurance confusion. Some, such as Enroll America, seek to get as many people signed up on the new exchanges as possible. Others, such as Americans for Prosperity, are citing people's confusion about insurance as evidence the 2010 health care law is a bad idea that should be repealed.

Source: Newsleader