Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio returned to the Washington County Felony Drug Court recently, speaking to graduates of the same program that he was once a part of so many years ago. According to a report in The Post-Star, Anastasio spoke for nearly 25 minutes to the graduates of the program, offering words of inspiration after sharing his experiences.“The night I got arrested, I couldn’t go 10 minutes without taking something… Nine years later, I don’t think about drinking or drugging anymore.” He continued, “I thought I would come in here and say, ‘I’m sober’ and get to go home. At the time, I thought this was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Today, it’s without a question the best thing that ever happened to me.”Anastasio was arrested in 2006 for possession of heroin and pain killers in Whitehall, NY, and spent 14 months in Drug Court under the county’s supervision. Now, the guitarist tries to encourage sobriety for those addicted to substances. “I want to come back anytime I can,” he said in the article. “It’s an honor. It’s such a great program. Every community in America should have one.”Whatever you’re doing Trey, it’s working. We can’t wait to see Phish on tour, when they kick things off one week from tonight.[H/T JamBase, Photo via The Post-Star]
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Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, July 20: Gargee Goswami (Guwahati) and Shankab Gautam Barua (OIL) bagged double-crown in the All Assam Ranking Table Tennis Tournament which was concluded at Don Bosco school today. Shankab won men singles and Youth boys singles title while Gargee clinched junior girls singles and youth girls singles title. The tournament was totally dominated by the players from Guwahati and they won most of the singles titles. Nidhinandini Dutta (Sivasagar) and Harshit Baruah (Golahat) adjudged most promising players of the meet in girls and boys section respectively.Final results: Mens singles: Shankab Gautam Barua (OIL) bt Anal Kashyap (OIL) 4-3.Women singles: Kritika Upadhaya (Guwahati) bt Adrija Sarmah (OIL) 4-2.Youth boys singles: Shankab Gautam Barua (OIL) bt Agniv Bhaskar Gohain (OIL) 4-2. Youth girls singles: Gargee Goswami (Guwahati) bt Jitakhee Mazumder (Guwahati) 4-3. Junior boys singles: Agniv Bhaskar Gohain (OIL) bt Arka Kumar Gogoi (Guwahati) 3-1. Junior girls singles: Gargee Goswami (Guwahati) bt Shirley Baruah (Guwahati) 4-2, Sub junior boys singles: Ankit Saharia (Guwahati) bt Aryamann Das (Guwahati) 3-1. Sub junior girls: Akansha Deka (Guwahati) bt Harshita Das (Guwahati) 3-2, Cadet boys singles: Divyaj Rajkhowa Roy (Guwahati) bt Parashmoni Dutta (Duliajan) 3-0,Cadet girls singles: Bhumika Kaushik bt Bhavna Kashyap (Guwahati) 3-0.Veteran mens singles: Pawan Rana (Duliajan) bt Zahirul Ahsan (Dibrugarh) 3-2.
Adrian Peterson in debt after ‘trusting the wrong people,’ lawyer says “Mr. Blank gave us his word,” Jones told TMZ Sports earlier this month. “That’s golden. … [Blank’s] word is that it’s going to get done. … There’s no stress on my end. I’m not thinking about it.”[Blank] makes it easy for me to go out and just work every day and not have one of those situations where there’s a holdout or anything like that.”Jones, 30, had 113 catches for a league-leading 1,677 receiving yards to go with eight touchdowns last season. Allen Hurns on being released by Cowboys: ‘Just wished they did this earlier’ “We have the utmost faith that Julio is coming here and he’s taking care of his business while he’s here, and we’ll keep plugging away with Jimmy [Sexton, Jones’ agent],” Dimitroff told ESPN on Tuesday. “We have a very good working relationship and respect for Jimmy Sexton and CAA, and I’m confident [the deal] will get done.”Dimitroff wouldn’t give a timetable but was encouraging about the progress that’s been made so far this offseason. Related News Julio Jones will get his deal.The Falcons wide receiver reported to training camp Monday without a new contract, but general manager Thomas Dimitroff is almost certain the two sides will negotiate a new one before the start of the regular season. Jones, who is set to be paid $9.6 million in 2019, has two years remaining on the five-year, $71 million contract he signed in 2015, though he remains optimistic that Falcons owner Arthur Blank will get him the new contract he promised. Mark Sanchez retires from NFL for ESPN job
It’s a Friday night showdown in girls basketball in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Big 5 conference and when it’s all said and done we could see a new leader atop the standings or we could see the current first place squad with a two-game lead over its closest rivals with just a game to play.The Del Norte Warriors visit Arcata for a 6 o’clock tip-off tonight and on the line is first place in the Big 5. Arcata is currently in first with a half-game lead over the Warriors and a 5-1 league record …