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Everything posted by IllianaLancerContra

  1. Same w/ Blue Stars in their Div III era. And Boston in the early/mid 1980s.
  2. It is unfortunate that due to the demise of DCM and other local circuits, there is no room left in the activity for smaller Corps to perform. My Corps never had more than about 50 members, but we threw it down each weekend. And there were a dozen or so other similarly-sized Corps within the circuit that did the same. Some of us are able to perform in a 25-member horn line without needing an additional 50 members to back us up. PS - I suspect Pepe Notaro is spinning in his grave over this decision.
  3. I don't think the adding of females caused the Kilties to fold. But, I also think that adding women was one of several moves to try to save a Corps on decline (another one being the folding of the Kiltie Kadets & absorbing their members into the Corps). But in their last (Jr) year of 1982, my Corps witnessed their members getting into a fight with each other after their DCM prelim appearance (where they scored a 28.7). So I suspect that the fact there were women was far less important than internal tensions (& perhaps $ as well). And I believe the addition of female to Madison is a bit of a desperation move to try to bring the Corps back to its glory days. But, the addition of women will likely not be a cure-all panacea. According to others on this topic, there are considerable issues within Corps leadership/management. If so, the Corps needs to address this as well. I have said before that in 5 or so years, one of two things will happen: Either the Madison Scouts are firmly back in finals, or they will fold.
  4. You have said the name that must NEVER be mentioned!!!!!!!!
  5. When I was stationed in San Antonio I lived within walking distance of Judson high school. They have a very large stadium for a high school - here is a google map link,-98.3056735,325m/data=!3m1!1e3
  6. Most of them. Interesting that Blue Devils managed to do one in 1976 Channel One Suite w/ valve-rotor G bugles
  7. Counsellor- Thank you for the correction and clarification. Although the TV/newspaper video of victim contained the victims telling their story, which was edited (I suspect) for time and to make the story "read" better, how relevant is it from a legal point of view? I would think the sworn testimony given to the police, prosecutor, or grand jury (or some combination thereof) would be the one that "counts". Is it a case of the defense saying 'you (victim) said this to the newspaper, but this to the police. Well, which is it? Why do they differ?'. Or something like that. Is this likely the case? Also - what is your experience / opinion of how long it takes from indictment to actual trial? I understand that each case is different. Perhaps the better question would be 'once all pretrial motions are complete, what is a typical range of time it takes until jury selection begins? Thanks again ps - I know of several cases in other jurisdictions where, on appeal, discovery issues and ineffective assistance are raised relatively often. But I agree that winning such accusations is not typical.
  8. True, but the other 10 are either outside the Statute of Limitations, from other jurisdictions, or both. Time will tell as to whether the judge will allow their testimony, but I wouldn't count on it.
  9. Sometimes the defense at discovery requests a whole bunch of stuff they actually don't intend to use. What they are usually doing is trying find some evidence that the prosecution had, but (for whatever reason) did not share with them as part of discovery. If they find something, they then try to get the case thrown out due to prosecutorial misconduct. And if the defense doesn't make these efforts & there is a conviction, the convicted party (GH in this case) could try for an appeal based on ineffective use of counsel. (Defense attorneys hate ineffective use of counsel - it is bad for business & the bottom line). No way to know if this is what is going on. We will have to see how this all plays out.
  10. A deal is always possible. No lawyer (ADA or defense) is going to announce or speculate until it is a done deal.
  11. I have predicted in past that we will likely know the 2020 champ before the actual trial happens. Once all the Discovery & other motions are complete they will then need to schedule the actual trial. And that involves finding enough open space on 3 calendars (prosc. & defense counsel plus judge). And there are other cases in the queue ahead of the one we are most interested in. It is also possible that they will make a plea deal.
  12. And each time around there are more & more billable hours.
  13. I can already tell you the schedule because it is in a rut: It will start late June. Several Corps will be at midwest premier; a day or so later west coast premier will happen. A Corps or two from east or midwest will head to CA as part of the tour. The west coast tour will leave CA by the first week of July (no more DC for you CA!) toward San Antonio (with a stop for some in Denver & / or Casper), as will the midwest tour. Corps will gradually be added until they all reach San Antonio. After that, one - three groups of Corps will follow the usual rut (oops, I mean route) to Atlanta, then north to Allentown, followed by the usual convergence in Indy.
  14. Actually I prefer the term 'Hopocalypse'
  15. I grew up in midwest but actually live in coastal Virginia
  16. And that is the crux of the problem. Because finals are always in the same location, the tour is in a rut. Drum Corps season in CA, AZ, OR, & WA is over by the end of the first week of July (at latest). And over in the south (INC Texas) by the end of the third week in July. But, no matter where finals are located, the parents & many fans will still come. So Indy it is.
  17. Hmm - are these 'electronic judging systems' hackable? BITD you know that someone would be all over that possibility!
  18. It depends on what is being interfered with. 'Possessed' garage doors are one thing; a compromised Automated Landing System (ALS) at an airport is quite another.
  19. Concerning frequency changes, when I was in USAF, in early 2000's, we installed some new communications equipment at Eglin AFB in the Florida panhandle. Once we started using it, garage doors all over the area started opening and closing, much to their owner's chagrin. Seems that the garage door opener company had chosen a frequency range that was reserved for USAF use. So, if the entertainment industry (in general) or Drum Corps (specifically) doesn't pay attention to frequency requirements, it can be unpredictable what may come out of the loudspeakers.
  20. Interesting that this DQ has not sparked the recriminations & drama of Bayonne or 'chachos. Any idea why?
  21. What if you prefer Peter Pan? Tastes great on waffles.
  22. IIRC that is where & when the DQ happened.
  23. Corollary to this is 'no matter how bad it is, it could be worse'.