MONDAY 01-29-2013 Guests include Steve Mason, and Brian Baumgartner from Rogue River Valley Irrigation District, and Dr. Dennis Powers

Jan 28, 2013 -- 6:39pm

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MONDAY'S IRRITATION - 60 Minutes interview with Hillary and the President? TOTAL waste of time. "Tell us about your successes" "How did you get along?" "How is your health?"  What a media circus feat designed around "These are not the droids you're looking for." 

Meanwhile, I read that the president claims to go skeet shooting all the time at the presidential retreat. Just as believable as John Kerry on the campaign trail - "Can I Get Me A Hunting License Here"? Gun control advocates are trying to divide and conquer by making it look like they're not going against "huntin'". (With which the 2nd Amendment restriction against the government has NOTHING to do) Resist the attempts at mind control, and don't be fooled.


GUEST INFORMATION 01-28-2013

7:35 Steve Mason and Brian Baumgartner - the WISE Project, and what this plan to pipe the area's irrigation water would do. (Gotta' spare 450 million dollars to pay for it?)

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers (DennisPowersBooks.com), and today's "Visiting Past and Present".

Kyle Singler: One of the Valley's Best Athletes

By Dennis Powers

Born in 1988, Kyle Singler attended South Medford High School and was a four-year letter winner in basketball. Playing also football and baseball, he made all-conference first-team as a tight end and defensive back in 2004, and was an all-state quarterback in 2005.

In basketball, he led the Panthers to a 110-10 record over four years, brought South Medford a 2007 state championship crown, and was named the 2007 Oregonian Class 6A Co-Player of the Year (sharing those honors with Lake Oswego’s Kevin Love, now with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves). Singler averaged 29.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game during his senior high-school season.

The 2007 state championship game--Singler versus Love--was one of the great match-ups in Oregon sports history, as Singler scored 18 points in the 58-54 title-game win. South Medford finished the year ranked 13th in USA Today's Super 25 national rankings, while Singler was a first-team, Parade All-America selection and first-team All-USA Today selection. A year earlier, Love and Lake Oswego defeated Singler and South Medford for the state championship.

He comes from a family blessed with great sports talents. His father, Ed, played quarterback at Oregon State from 1978-82, while his mother, Kris (formerly Kris Brosterhous), played basketball at OSU from 1973-76. Five of Singler's uncles played on Division I football, baseball or basketball teams, including three who played for the University of Oregon.

His younger brother, E.J. Singler, plays basketball for the University of Oregon, also after starring at South Medford. Another gifted athlete, E.J. is in his senior year, after being ranked second nationally in free throw percentage last year and leading the Pac-12 (.909, 110-of-121); he also was an OSAA 6A State Player of the Year (2009). In high school, E.J. as a senior earned first team All-State and All-Southwest Conference recognition at both tight end and outside linebacker. This year, the Ducks are off to their best conference start in 30 years.

Kyle Singler--the 6-foot, 8-inch, 230 pound power forward--went onto playing four years with basketball powerhouse, Duke University. As a freshman, he finished the 2007–08 season with averages of 13.3 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game, helping lead Duke to a 28–6 record. Singler was instrumental in Duke winning its fourth national NCAA championship in spring, 2010; he was named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player in that tournament. He also was the 2010 Sporting News College Athlete of the Year, and Singler helped lead the Blue Devils to three consecutive 30-win seasons, only the sixth time this was done in NCAA Division I history. Teammate Jon Scheyer called him, “The toughest player I've ever played with.”   

Singler was the 3rd pick in the 2nd round (33rd overall) by the Detroit Pistons for the 2011 NBA Draft. In August 2011, he signed with Spanish team CB Lucentum Alicante until the end of the 2011 NBA lockout. After the end of the lockout, Singler exercised his option to leave the club and chose to join Real Madrid. Singler helped Real Madrid defeat FC Barcelona to win the 2012 Spanish King's Cup. Signing a multi-year contract in August 2012 with the Detroit Pistons, Singler is now a starter on the team as a first-year player.

He has hosted the Kyle Singler Southern Oregon Open in Medford in basketball for the past six years with the proceeds benefitting Kids Unlimited. His hobbies include drawing, paintball, and cards, while his favorite athletes are the late Pete Maravich and Larry Bird. He was a visual arts major in college--and is only 24 years old.

See “Kyle Singler” at Wikipedia: Kyle Singler Overall Bio; additionally, see “Kyle Singler Bio” at “GoDuke.com”; Kyle Singler Bio.

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