Sam Adams

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Posted by sonny 03/16/2009 @ 08:07

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Effort to kick out Portland Mayor Sam Adams kicks off - KATU
A group of citizens who claim Portland Mayor Sam Adams lied to get elected gathered in southeast Portland on Thursday to kick off their effort to kick him out of office. Members of the “Community To Recall Sam Adams” say Adams willfully lied about his...
Zoobomb celebrates: New rack will be official Portland monument -
As we reported back in October 2007, the Zoobombers worked with Mayor Sam Adams (then Commissioner of Transportation), the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and the Bureau of Transportation to secure a $10000 grant for the project....
I've hit one too many of those "most green" lists -
Prolific blogger Jack Bogdanski, a master at tweaking Portland's city leaders, gleefully passes on a "15 greenest mayors" list that fails to include Mayor Sam Adams. The link on his post took me to an MSN city guides site that was as advertised....
Recall Sam Adams campaign plans 'kick out' event -
by Mark Larabee, The Oregonian A to-be-formed political action committee calling itself "'Community to Recall Sam Adams" plans a "kick out" party at Nick's Famous Coney Island, 3746 SE Hawthorne, from 6 to 8 pm Thursday. Spokesman Jasun Wurster said in...
Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week": Sam Adams Summer Ale - Chicagoist
Not the biggest fan of Sam Adams brews here, for a variety of reasons unrelated to this post. Now that this review has been qualified, let's get on to this week's selection. Of Sam Adams's seasonal selections, the one that is probably the most...
Adams' patience tested - Branson Daily News
By Pat Dailey FORSYTH — Drury coach Mark Stratton joked with Sam Adams that he tried to convince Springfield Catholic to finally throw him a strike in the teams' matchup earlier this week. The Irish gave the .600-hitting Adams nothing to hit in his...
Apathy and Sam Adams -
When one cares not about the city or community he or she lives in, a fellow like Sam Adams becomes the movement's mug shot. Outrage over Adams' behavior and opportunism hardly exists. Are the mayor's narcissistic fancies simply minor amusements for...
Bowens' friendship with Samuel Clemens formed basis of classics - West Kerr Current
Samuel Adams' parents, William Bowen and Mary Henley Russell, were prosperous landowners with nine children. William Bowen fought under Mary Russell's father in the American Revolution, and was a brave soldier and man of high achievements....
Sam Adams' desperation is self-destructing -
by Anna Griffin It's becoming harder and harder to escape the sense that we're all bearing unwitting witness to Sam Adams' self-destruction. And I'm not even talking about news that two people at the scene smelled alcohol on the mayor's breath Sunday...
Adams proposes 'back to basics' budget - Daily Journal of Commerce
BY SAM BENNETT Mayor Sam Adams discussed his proposed $375 million budget Friday, saying he would like to raise park fees, parking rates and water and sewer rates. He also proposes to cut the general fund by about $9 million. Adams said there was a...

Sam Adams (American football)

Sam Aaron Adams (born June 13, 1973 in Houston, Texas) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks eighth overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.

Adams attended Cypress Creek High School in Houston where he was part of a defense that included fellow future NFLer Dan Neil as well as several other future Division I athletes.

At Cy-Creek, Adams was not only the Prep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year, but a state champion in the shot put, placing 2nd in the nation.

He played collegiately for Texas A&M where he was a starter all three years. He was the Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 1991 and was a first-team freshman All-America. He was first-team All-SWC in 1992 after making 56 tackles, including 4.5 sacks. In his junior year, 1993, he led the team in tackles for loss (13), sacks (10.5), forced fumbles (5), and fumble recoveries (3), while making 78 tackles.

That year, he was a consensus first-team All-America and was named national defensive player of the year by Sports Illustrated. He was the Southwest Conference defensive player of the year as well as the runner-up for the Lombardi Award.

He finished his Texas A&M career with 169 total tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions.

He was also was a member of the Texas A&M track team, throwing the shot and discus and for his accomplishments on the track and on the gridiron, Adams was inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame in 2001.

Adams was selected in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1994 NFL Draft. He made several starts during his rookie year, splitting time between defensive tackle and defensive end. In his second season, he sacked Mark Brunell of the Jacksonville Jaguars for a safety, scoring his first points of his professional career. He also blocked a field goal in overtime against the Arizona Cardinals. He played several more years for Seattle, making the NFC Pro Bowl team as an alternate in 1997. In 2000 he signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Ravens, and helped lead the most dominating defense in the league to a victory at Super Bowl XXXV. That season he was also named as a starter to the Pro Bowl for the first time, a feat he would repeat the following season.

In 2002 he was a free agent once again, and this time he signed with the Oakland Raiders. He started 14 of the 16 games that season, missing one due to injury and played in the other game he did not start. He led his team to Super Bowl XXXVII; unfortunately, the result was not the same, as the Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 2003, Adams signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent and helped anchor the defensive line there. His first game for Buffalo was a memorable one, as he registered a sack, two tackles, and an interception against Tom Brady that was returned for a touchdown (his second career TD). He was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2003 for the second time in his career.

On March 1, 2006 Adams was released by the Bills because of salary cap issues.

On March 31, 2006 Adams signed a three year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Joining the Bengals has reunited Adams with Marvin Lewis, who was the defensive coordinator for the Ravens when Adams played for them and is now Cincinnati's head coach.

That other team would end up being the Denver Broncos, whom Adams officially signed with on June 4, 2007. Adams was released on December 4, 2007 and has not signed with another team since.

Adams is married to Erika with two sons, Sam and Terin, and a daughter, Tea Alexis. His father, Sam Adams Sr., played guard in the NFL for the New England Patriots (1972-1980) and New Orleans Saints (1981).

Adams was also the owner of the Everett Hawks of the arenafootball2 (af2), and he also owned an af2 team in Cincinnati, Ohio called the Cincinnati Jungle Kats that played one season in 2007.

Adams is nicknamed "The Man Mountain".

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Sam Adams Alliance

The organization takes its name from the Sam Adams, who is considered the "father of the American Revolution" for his role in connecting colonists in the 18th century American colonies. Adams allowed them to share information and experience with each other in the hope of instigating a popular effort against the British. The Sam Adams Alliance has adopted this strategy of action - social media - as a way of increasing government accountability and transparency on the local level.

One of its projects is profiling what it calls "Modern-Day Sam Adamses," people it finds who demonstrate citizen leadership in accordance with its mission.

Additionally, the Sam Adams Alliance produces a radio show called Common Sense with Paul Jacob, which is broadcast on over 150 radio stations nationwide. The program appears on the group's website in both audio and text forms.

The Sam Adams Alliance has also hosted various SamSpheres, local new media forums where Alliance staff train bloggers and activists on using new media to promote libertarian principles and limited government. Before the 2008 Presidential election, SamSphere hosted events in Illinois, Colorado, Texas, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In an article published on the New York Times webpage in July 2008, reporting on SamSphere Austin, Emily Zanotti, a trainer for the Alliance, said that the alliance was working on other similar projects that they were not yet ready to talk about.

The day after the Playboy piece was posted online, and before it was removed, the Sam Adams Alliance posted a response on its website, "It would have been nice if we knew about it". On Monday, March 2, Rick Santelli also posted a notice online asserting that he had never had any dealings with, and had no connections to, the Sam Adams Alliance.

The Sam Adams Alliance works on behalf of individuals and groups who advocate for greater government accountability and transparency at the local and state level. As such, the organizations do not take overt policy positions, and evaluate the causes it supports on a case-by-case basis, judging them by the amount to which they advance accountability and transparency in government.

One of the movements it supports is the "Chicago Tea Party" movement.

The Sam Adams Alliance is not endowed and does not accept government funding. The organization is funded by private donors.

Eric O'Keefe is the Chairman and CEO of the Sam Adams Alliance. O'Keefe also serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Humane Studies, Club for Growth, the Center for Competitive Politics and Wisconsin Club for Growth. Before working for the Alliance, O'Keefe was the President of Americans for Limited Terms from 1996 to 2000. In 2002, Americans for Limited Terms changed its name to Americans for Limited Government. O'Keefe served on its board until 2007.

Bob Costello was the President and CFO of the Alliance from its founding until June 2008. Bob Costello is currently the national field director for Americans for Limited Government.

John Tsarpalas is the current President of the Alliance. A long-time political organizer and grassroots specialist, Tsarpalas most recently served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party.

Political commentator Paul Jacob serves as a Senior Adviser to the groups.

Eric Odom was the New Media Coordinator for Sam Adams Alliance until January 2009. On January 5, 2009, Odom, who plays a significant role in the "Chicago Tea Party" movement, left the Sam Adams Alliance and started Strategic Activism LLC. Odom is currently one of the organizers of a group called "Tax Day Tea Party", which hopes to build on the February 27 tea party events.

The Sam Adams Alliance promotes Strategic Activism's Wordpress blogging platform Blogivists on its website.

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Sam Adams (explorer)

Sam Adams (1828-1915) who periodically referred to himself as "Captain," was an early explorer of the American west. His survey of the Colorado River, conducted simultaneously to John Wesley Powell's more extensive survey. He struggled for over ten years to impose his view of the Colorado River - that it was a mineral paradise shot through with veins of gold and silver - but ultimately failed. In 1878, Senator Francis Cockrell rejected a resolution that would have compensated Adams for his spontaneous work.

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Sam Adams (golfer)

Sam Adams (born May 9, 1946) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour. He is one of only six left-handers to ever win a PGA Tour event.

Adams was born in Boone, North Carolina. He played golf collegiately at Appalachian State University. He turned professional in 1969.

On September 30, 1973, Adams recorded the only victory of his PGA Tour career, posting a 16-under-par 268 at the Quad Cities Open to win by three strokes over Dwight Nevil and Kermit Zarley. He was the first American lefty to win on the PGA Tour. He also had several other top-10 finishes including a T-2 finish at the 1972 Canadian Open. His best finish in a major championship was a T-23 at the 1977 U.S. Open.

He played on the Sunbelt Senior Tour after reaching age 50.

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