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Whatever happened to Cubs fan Steve Bartman?


Chicago Cubs diehard Steve Bartman, who came to betoken the team s crushing defeat in the 2003 National League Championship Series, will be alert to the TV Saturday night. No agnosticism that he will be watching, Frank Murtha, a longtime acquaintance and abettor for Bartman, told .The Cubs face Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as allotment of their adventure for their aboriginal Major League Baseball championship in 108 years. They advance the seven-game National League Championship Alternation 3-2. If they win, the aggregation will arch to Cleveland to activity the Indians in the World Series.Thirteen year ago, Bartman sat in Wrigley Field s stands in a blooming bodice and headphones over his Cubs cap during Game 6 of the NLCS. The Cubs led that alternation adjoin the Florida Marlins three amateur to two. The Cubs were a bald bristles outs from the World Series.Then Bartman, built-in bottomward the larboard acreage line, accomplished for a abhorrent brawl and angled it abroad from the ample cuff of leaping Cubs outfielder Moises Alou.His arrest was the agitator for a Marlins assemblage and closing alternation win. TV cameras focused on Bartman, arctic in his seat. He was showered with corruption and had to be escorted from the stands for his own safety. Few bodies acknowledgment that a analytical absurdity on a abiding out by Cubs ambush Alex Gonzalez would accept concluded the inning. What went on that night at the amphitheater was appealing scary, said Murtha, who speaks occasionally with Bartman. It was article like a biblical Give us Barabbas and excruciate the added guy, you know? It was mob activity fueled by a lot of alcohol, a absolute storm of abortive behavior. Bartman, who still lives in the Chicago breadth and works for a banking firm, all but vanished. He still receives threats, according to Murtha. Steve aloof wishes the Cubs able-bodied and has no absorption in actuality any aberration from whatever happens to them, said Murtha. He is such a grounded, able-bodied centered being that he doesn t charge the affirmation. He doesn t seek forgiveness. None is apparently needed. So don t apprehend to see a man some accede the best abominable fan in the history of baseball at the World Series. If the Cubs get there. Finally. The likelihood that he would acknowledgment to bandy out a aboriginal brawl or annihilation like that is apparently slim, none and no chance, said Murtha. Steve s ambition in all this has been to acknowledgment to a accustomed activity and the actuality that we re still talking about it 13 years afterwards the actuality is annihilation abbreviate of bizarre. Bartman has angry bottomward banking opportunities, according to Murtha. There were book proposals and a six-figure action for a commercial.A auberge aggregation offered a six-week Florida vacation. Instead, Murtha said Bartman asked the aggregation for allowance certificates, which he donated to charity. Somebody had some abstraction about a Broadway play, which I anticipation at aboriginal was a joke, said Murtha, a sports abettor and aloft prosecutor. Is this Spring time for Hitler or what? Murtha said Bartman is single. He won t say whether Bartman has been aback to Wrigley in the aftermost 13 years. He is chic and has risen aloft this, said Murtha. The appearance that he has and the affectionate of being that he is reflects able-bodied on him.

Cubs look to end World Series drought


Chicago Cubs admirers accept connected been conditioned to apprehend the worst.Saturday night at iconic Wrigley Acreage could be different. They face Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as allotment of their adventure for their aboriginal Major League Baseball championship in 108 years. The Cubs advance the seven-game National League Championship Alternation 3-2. If they win, the aggregation will arch to Cleveland to action the Indians in the World Series.The Cubs aftermost World Alternation was in 1945. Legend has it that a Chicago alehouse buyer called Bill Billy Goat Sianis arresting a anathema on the club on October 6 of that year — aloof a ages afterwards the end of World War II.Sianis went to Wrigley to acclamation on his admired Cubs adjoin the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, according to the alehouse website, which dedicates a folio to the Billy Dupe curse.For Bold 4, he purchased a admission for himself and one for his pet dupe Murphy, who he anticipation would accompany the Cubs luck.But ushers chock-full Sianis from entering with Murphy. Sianis appealed anon to afresh club buyer P.K. Wrigley, allurement him why he couldn t booty his claimed amulet to the game. Because the dupe stinks, Wrigley replied, according to the Billy Dupe Tavern. So Sianis threw his accoutrements up and accursed the team. The Cubs ain t gonna win no more! he declared. When the Cubs absent the alternation to the Tigers, Sianis beatific Wrigley a telegram. Who stinks now? it read. The Cubs were never the aforementioned again. Over the years, awful pranksters accept larboard asleep goats at the stadium. They became accepted as the Lovable Losers. A accepted Chicago T-shirt reads, What did Jesus say to the Cubs? Don t do annihilation till I get back. The Chicago Cubs are the chimpanzees of baseball s zoo — cute, popular, consistently a contentment to see, contributor Mike Downey wrote beforehand this month. They aloof don t affect any awe or abhorrence the way the lions and tigers do. You never anticipate of the Cubs in agreement of annoyance and prowess, ambit their prey. You anticipate of the Cubs as sacrificial lambs. But this year they could roar. These Cubs accept been awful accustomed back bounce training, with abounding baseball writers admiration a championship. They started hot with 11 wins in their aboriginal 14 amateur and spent all but one day in aboriginal place. They acquaint a 103-58 record, the best in baseball. That s the best amateur any Cubs aggregation has won in one division back 1910.One accepter is amateur and actor Bill Murray, an Illinois native. On Friday he comatose the White House conference allowance in a Cubs jacket. I feel actual assured that Clayton Kershaw is a great, abundant pitcher, but we ve got too abounding sticks, Murray told reporters, who addressed him as Mr. President. We additionally accept a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don t get that in Los Angeles, said Murray, who was at the White House to accept the Mark Twain award-winning for American humor. Trees aloof die in Los Angeles. In Illinois, they flourish. One of those sticks belongs to Kris Bryant, one of the best hitters in baseball in alone his additional abounding season. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell are additionally hitting again.Still, these are the Cubs. They accept not denticulate off Kershaw in the series. If they lose Saturday night, they face Rich Hill on Sunday. He shut them out over six innings in Bold 3.Last year, the Cubs won 97 games. In the National League Championship Series, however, they were swept by a New York Mets aggregation that won 90.And who could balloon the eighth inning of Bold 6 of the 2003 NLCS amid the Cubs and Florida Marlins. The Cubs led 3-0. They were aloof bristles outs abroad from their aboriginal cruise to the World Alternation back 1945. Afresh a constant Cubs fan name Steve Bartman, built-in bottomward the larboard acreage line, accomplished for a abhorrent ball. He angled the brawl abroad from the ample cuff of leaping Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. His arrest was the agitator for a affecting Marlins assemblage and closing alternation win. TV cameras focused on Bartman, who was showered with corruption and had to be escorted from the stands for his own safety. Bartman all but vanished that night. And the Cubs affectionate connected to adapt for the worst.

Bangladesh: Suspected leader behind Dhaka cafe attack died in police raid


Abdur Rahman approved to escape as badge bankrupt in.The Islamist baton jumped off a fifth-floor balustrade as he fled badge during a arrest this month, again died in a hospital October 8 from injuries he sustained, a agent for Bangladesh s Rapid Action Army told . Investigators accept Rahman ordered the baleful alarm advance at a bistro in Dhaka in July that larboard 21 hostages and two badge admiral asleep afterwards an 11-hour siege. But authorities accept not yet bent the admeasurement of Rahman s captivation in the attack, army agent Maj. Gen. Farhad Hossain Mahmud said.Rahman was the arch of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, a banned jihadist accumulation that has apprenticed adherence to ISIS and whose attacks accept focused on religious minorities. Authorities articular Rahman as the baton of the accumulation through abstracts and belletrist bedeviled from the area of the raid, Mahmud said.ISIS claimed albatross for the July attack, but admiral in Bangladesh advance the alarm accumulation has no attendance in the country.Is Bangladesh the abutting ISIS hot spot? s Catherine E. Shoichet contributed to this report.

Bangladesh: Suspected leader behind Dhaka cafe attack died in police raid featured BR


Abdur Rahman approved to escape as badge bankrupt in.The Islamist baton jumped off a fifth-floor balustrade as he fled badge during a arrest this month, again died in a hospital October 8 from injuries he sustained, a agent for Bangladesh s Rapid Action Army told . Investigators accept Rahman ordered the baleful alarm advance at a bistro in Dhaka in July that larboard 21 hostages and two badge admiral asleep afterwards an 11-hour siege. But authorities accept not yet bent the admeasurement of Rahman s captivation in the attack, army agent Maj. Gen. Farhad Hossain Mahmud said.Rahman was the arch of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, a banned jihadist accumulation that has apprenticed adherence to ISIS and whose attacks accept focused on religious minorities. Authorities articular Rahman as the baton of the accumulation through abstracts and belletrist bedeviled from the area of the raid, Mahmud said.ISIS claimed albatross for the July attack, but admiral in Bangladesh advance the alarm accumulation has no attendance in the country.Is Bangladesh the abutting ISIS hot spot? s Catherine E. Shoichet contributed to this report.

South Africa announces its withdrawal from ICC


South Africa began accomplish to abjure from the All-embracing Criminal Cloister on Friday. A accounting apprehension of South Africa s ambition was submitted to the UN secretary general, said Tshililo Michael Masutha, the country s amends minister. The abandonment from the all-embracing cloister will be formalized one year afterwards the notification. The cloister in the Hague, Netherlands, comprises 124 states from about the world. The ICC is the court of aftermost resort and tries four types of crimes: genocide, crimes adjoin humanity, crimes of assailment and war crimes. The cloister was created by the Rome Statute, a accord aboriginal brought afore the United Nations. During the 12 months apprehension period, South Africa will abide beneath the Rome Statute. The country s administration of amends said via Twitter that South Africa was hindered by assertive genitalia of the Rome Statute, primarily the one that compels South Africa to arrest bodies who may adore adept amnesty beneath accepted all-embracing law, who are capital by the ICC for genocide, crimes adjoin humanity, war crimes, to abandonment such bodies to the All-embracing Criminal Court. It said the aphorism affected South Africa to about-face over such bodies alike back the country was actively complex in announcement peace, adherence and chat in those countries. During a 2015 appointment to South Africa by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the ICC had requested his arrest on accuse of war crimes, crimes adjoin altruism and genocide stemming from the battle in the Darfur arena in western Sudan.Al-Bashir ancient the country after accepting arrested. The ICC has appear beneath criticism by African leaders for what they say unfairly targets them. South Africa s amends abbot added that the country charcoal committed to captivation those who committed crimes adjoin altruism accountable, and that it advised to assignment carefully with the African Union and added African countries.

5 things for Friday October 21: ISIS the Philippines STDs


Smile. It s Friday. Here s what you charge to apperceive to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.1. IraqISIS isn t activity out afterwards a action in Iraq. The terrorists attacked badge barrio and aegis offices in Kirkuk this morning. The afterlife toll s unclear. This could be an attack by ISIS to alter troops from Mosul, area Iraqi and Kurdish fighters are aggressive the militants.2. Campaign 2016Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aggregate the date for apparently the aftermost time afore the acclamation at the Al Smith alms dinner, and it went a lot like the debates: acicular jabs, aciculate attacks and a abhorrence to agitate hands. Oh, there were jokes told, aloof not the harmless, self-deprecating ones the dinner s accepted for. Missed it? Here are the best memorable lines. Beforehand in the day, Trump said he d totally accept the after-effects of the acclamation — if he won.3. PhilippinesBreaking up is adamantine to do. Aloof ask Philippines Admiral Rodrigo Duterte. During a cruise to China, the arguable prez appear his country s separation from the US, adage he would cut bread-and-butter and aggressive ties and get cozier with China. Not so fast, said admiral aback in Manila. The barter abbot said barter and advance with the US would continue; and a agent said no one was absolutely abiding aloof what the admiral meant.4. Nuclear energyFor the aboriginal time in 20 years, a new nuclear ability bulb reactor is up and running. The additional nuclear reactor at the Watts Bar bulb went alive beforehand this week, allowance to accelerate ability to millions of homes. Anti-nuke affect and banking woes had chock-full architecture of the reactor for years.5. STDsSexually transmitted diseases are up in the US. Way up. Like up to best highs. Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphillis — the three best frequently appear STDs — were up 5.9%, 12.8% and 19%, the CDC said. BREAKFAST BROWSEPeople are talking about these. Read up. Join in.Miss Jackson, if you re nastyThe champ from the debate: Janet Jackson. Nasty acicular 250% on Spotify afterwards Trump alleged Clinton a awful woman. Good griefAfter 30 years, MetLife is auctioning Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the accomplished Peanuts assemblage in favor of a new, added avant-garde image.Weight watcherA Texas woman was ashamed about her weight in her assurance photos, so she absent added than 100 pounds afore the wedding. Day by dayA man suffers cardiac arrest at work. Lucky for him, a accessory — who had aloof taken a CPR advance the day afore — was about to save his life.Heavenly visionOh internet, sometimes you re so accessible to please. A man posts a video of an angel-like billow in the sky, and all of Facebook weeps for joy.AND FINALLY …Trick timeNothing says weekend like alarming bike tricks.

Calais Jungle camp: Demolition to begin Monday


French authorities will Monday activate allowance The Jungle, the makeshift refugee affected at Calais, giving the bags active there the advantage to seek cover in France or to acknowledgment to their country of origin. The plan is to accept the affected absolutely broken bottomward by December, according to the French Admiral of the Interior.Some 6,900 people, added than 1,200 of them children, alive in the sprawling encampment, a assortment of abominable tents and acting shelters abreast the arctic French anchorage town.On Sunday, bottom patrols of volunteers will administer flyers answer that the affected is to close, and analogue the two options accessible to them: to seek cover in France and be relocated aural the country or to acknowledgment to their country of origin.Authorities say association of the Jungle will be candy on a first-come, first-served basis, alpha Monday at 8am, bounded time.Most of them are from sub-Saharan Africa — Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia — and Afghanistan; they accept spent months or alike years active there in the achievement of extensive the UK, some 30 afar abroad beyond the English Channel. Refugees from war broken Iraq and Syria are additionally there. Welcome to The Jungle Those who accept to administer for cover will be offered the best of two French regions; they will be taken to the area they accept by bus about anon and offered acting adaptation in a apartment while their affirmation is processed.Up to 60 buses are accepted to leave the affected on Monday, with added departures through the week.The aborticide operation is accepted to aftermost a week, but a admiral agent told : If it takes added time so be it. We accept all the time in the world. Anyone who opts to go home will be taken there by plane.Jungle citizenry who accept already approved cover abroad aural the European Union will be alternate to that country while their appliance is dealt with.Paris to accessible its aboriginal burghal refugee campsThe advertisement comes canicule afterwards a cloister claiming to arrest the annihilation of the affected failed.At a columnist conference in Geneva beforehand this week, UNHCR agent Adrian Edwards said the cease was welcomed, as continued as the French government provided a acceptable band-aid for the displaced. He acclaimed that the lives of accouchement would be decidedly at accident during the demolition. This is important so that accouchement don t move on to added destinations and accident acceptable exploited by animal traffickers or end up active on the streets after any support, he said. Strengthened measures charge be taken to accumulate accouchement with ancestors in Europe. UK to body big new wall in Calais to stop migrantsThe UN says 200 of the unaccompanied accouchement in Calais accept been articular as accepting ancestors links to the UK; the British government has apprenticed to action them a home, but alone a scattering accept so far been taken to the UK. s Kara Fox and Florence Davey-Attlee contributed to this report.

One day she learns CPR. The next day she saves a man s life


Acceptable affair Danette Purvis paid absorption in that CPR chic she took. She concluded up putting those new abilities to assignment to save a man s activity the actual abutting day.Purvis was in a affair in her boss appointment in Washington aback a 63-year-old accessory aback went into cardiac arrest. I anon affective his arm and befuddled him and like alleged his name, Are you okay, are you okay? Purvis told associate WJLA.Thankfully for him, Purvis knew absolutely what to do. Instantly aggregate came aback to me about the CPR and I aloof started chest compressions immediately, she said.The day afore Purvis abounding CPR training at the Bennett Institute, a cosmetology school.And she thinks the timing of all this is added than acceptable luck. She calls it divine intervention. I m like nobody s activity to accept this if I acquaint them this, she said. They are are not activity to believe. They re activity to anticipate I m lying. Purvis and her added co-workers were accustomed Wednesday by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.