Malcolm Blight

Malcolm Jack Blight AM is a former Australian rules footballer who represented North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League, Woodville Football Club in the South Australian National Football League during the 1970s and 1980s. He is serving as a coaching advisor at the Gold Coast Football Club. One of few players to have won the Brownlow Medal and the Magarey Medal, so far the only player to have kicked 100 goals in a season in both the VFL and the SANFL, Blight is rightly regarded as one of Australian football's greatest-ever players. In addition, he has captained the state representative sides of both South Australia. In spite of his "failure" as a playing coach of North Melbourne, Blight would cement his reputation as one of the greatest coaches during his stints with Geelong and Adelaide, before finishing up in an acrimonious circumstances at St Kilda; the name Blight is of Cornish origin. In 2012, Blight was appointed director of coaching at the Gold Coast Football Club. Blight was made a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and was elevated to Legend status in 2017.

Blight grew up supporting Port Adelaide living close to Alberton Oval with his favourite player at the time being forward Rex Johns. However, when a new local team Woodville began to play in the SANFL from 1964, Blight was now in their recruiting zone and he would make his debut for the Woodpeckers in 1969. Blight had a break-out year in 1972 when he won Woodville's best and fairest award as well as the SANFL's highest individual honor, the Magarey Medal, bringing him to the attention of the VFL. After his stint in the VFL, Blight returned to Woodville, serving as captain-coach from 1983 to 1985 before continuing as non-playing coach in 1986 and 1987, he was club best and fairest in 1983 and in his last season of playing football topped the league goalkicking list with 126 goals. Blight was recruited by the Kangaroos and, although he was reluctant to join at first, he went on to play 178 games for the club between 1974 and 1982, he was a member of the Kangaroos' premiership sides in 1975 and 1977, in 1978 won both the Brownlow Medal and the Syd Barker Medal for being the best and fairest player in the VFL and for North Melbourne respectively.

Blight was one of the most brilliant players in the VFL during the 1970s. Besides taking spectacular marks, he was a prolific goalkicker, renowned for his ability to kick the torpedo punt. In 1982, Blight won the Coleman Medal for leading the VFL in goalkicking, led the Kangaroos' goalkicking four times during his career. In a moment that has since passed into Australian rules football folklore, in 1976, Blight kicked a famous goal after the siren against Carlton in Round 10; the Blues led by 14 points going into added time in the final quarter, but Blight kicked two goals and marked an estimated 80 metres from the goals just seconds before the final siren. North Melbourne were still needing a behind to draw and a goal to win. Many assumed Blight's effort would be futile and spectators were exiting the playing arena. However, Blight kicked one of the biggest-ever torpedo punts, with the ball going over the goals but between the posts to an improbable victory for the Kangaroos by 11.15 to Carlton's 11.10.

This moment was the focus of a television commercial in the Toyota Legendary Moments series which featured Blight. During the 1977 VFL season, which happened to be played during the wettest Melbourne winter in 40 years, North Melbourne hosted Hawthorn at Arden Street; the ground conditions were atrocious, the match for the most part resembled something more akin to mud wrestling. Hawthorn led by one point when Blight was given a set shot for goal, he scored a behind, which would have levelled the scores, but was given a second attempt after the umpire penalized Hawthorn for an infringement. For Blight and North Melbourne, the ball slew off the side of his boot and went out of bounds on the full, giving the Hawks victory. In 1981, while still serving as playing coach, Blight made one of the most bizarre blunders seen in a football match. In North Melbourne's Round 14 clash against Richmond at the MCG, Blight was on the end of a chain of handpasses deep in the forward zone, he seemed certain to score a goal as he ran into the goal square, only to run past the goal posts and kick the ball through the behinds.

As he said after the match when he realised his mistake: "I've never done. I'm going barmy." Richmond won that match by 43 points, Blight was sacked as playing coach less than a month later. Blight was indirectly involved in another infamous football incident during the 1980 Escort Cup grand final against Collingwood, held at VFL Park, Waverley. Blight kicked the ball to Kerry Good. However, the umpire did not hear the siren and awarded the mark to Good who kicked the winning goal to win in controversial circumstances. Blight became a successful coach famous for employing unorthodox, at times controversial, coaching methods as attempts to motivate his players. Appointed playing coach in 1981 after Ron Barassi departed, Blight was sacked as coach after six consecutive losses; the following week he rebounded with a club-record 11 goal haul against Footscray, at the Western Oval. Once again, Blight's inaccurate kicking for goal may have prevented him from kicking a club record of a possible 16 to 17 goals.

Blight's total as playing coach was 16 games and the last of the playing Coaches in the VFL. Playing coach 1983 to 1985, continued as non-playing coach

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii is the second novel based on the Monk television series, it was written in 2006 by Lee Goldberg. Natalie Teeger is overworked from working for Adrian Monk, seeks a vacation. So she is delighted when her best friend Candace invites her on a comped trip to Kauai in Hawaii to be the maid of honor at her wedding to a guy named Brian Galloway; the only question is. She decides to drop the bomb at the last second, when Monk is on his usual high after solving a murder case – a well-known heart surgeon, poisoned by his own patient while she was on the operating table – and tells him she's leaving the next day, he is devastated, she pushes him off to his normal appointment with Dr. Kroger; the next day, Natalie drives to boards her flight to Lihue, Hawaii via Honolulu. For Natalie, her peace of mind lasts all of one hour when she wakes up shortly after takeoff and is shocked to see Monk sitting across the aisle from her. Only now, he is "The Monk" – the infinitely-better-adjusted, but insufferably obnoxious persona brought on by Dioxnyl, an OCD-control drug that Dr. Kroger assumed Monk had thrown out after the embarrassment he caused the SFPD the previous time that he tried it.

Natalie calls Dr. Kroger during their layover in Honolulu, she determines that she has no choice but to suck it up and accept Monk along, though she has a sneaking suspicion that Dr. Kroger put Monk on the drug and told him to get on the flight with Natalie so that he himself could avoid being bothered over the week. Upon arrival in Lihue and Natalie meet Candace and her fiancé Brian Galloway. Candace assumes at first that Monk is Natalie's steady boyfriend. Brian is full of adventure stories. Nonetheless, Candace drives them to the Grand Kiahuna Poipu resort in Poipu. Natalie is a little unsettled to learn that the couple have pet names for each other; when they get to the hotel and Natalie check in. Natalie arranges their room placement, anticipating the next morning, when the drugs will wear off. While they explore the grounds afterwards, they stumble upon renowned TV psychic Dylan Swift doing a live taping of his show Whispers from the Other Side. Monk is still drugged, but he believes that Swift is a hack after watching him deliver a message from an audience member's late sibling.

The next morning, the drugs wear off and Monk is horror-struck at how he's spent the last twenty-four hours. But Natalie is firm about him behaving himself. At the wedding ceremony, Monk, to everyone's shock and embarrassment, speaks up and exposes Brian for several lies he has told – the whopper of which is, that he's married to a woman in New Jersey, has been planning to travel back and forth between his two families. Furious and mortified, Candace slaps storms out of the wedding. Natalie is somewhat mad at Monk for humiliating her friend, but she is grateful that he saved her from a bigamist marriage. With the wedding canceled, Monk is eager to go home, but Natalie says their booking is for a week, she plans to enjoy it; as Monk and Natalie are walking along the beach, they stumble upon an active police investigation at one of the resort's bungalows, which piques Monk's interest. Peeking through the hedges, they see the dead body of an elderly woman floating in a hot tub. While they are spying, they are approached by Ben Kealoha.

After exchanging greetings with them, he tells them that the victim, a woman named Helen Gruber, was sitting in her hot tub underneath a palm tree when a coconut fell from the tree and struck her on the head, knocking her out, after which she drowned. But Monk senses that something is wrong and declares it to be murder. Natalie is dismayed that Monk can't avoid death away from home. Monk and Natalie examine the crime scene for themselves. Monk notices that Gruber was married, as she was wearing a ring, he observes several clues that suggest murder: for one, the death coconut did not come from the palm tree shading the hot tub, but from the ground adjacent to a tree in the side yard. Additionally, he notices that Gruber was killed in the bungalow itself, not in the hot tub: for one, she is not wearing any suntan lotion. There's a large print edition book on a chaise longue adjacent to the hot tub that indicates Gruber needed reading glasses, but there are none near the body. Lastly, a slight bruise below the victim's collarbone shows that she was killed in the kitchen as the bruise matches up with the counters.

While the crime scene is being secured, Kealoha takes Monk and Natalie out to a small roadside grill for lunch. Monk is disgusted by the presence of geckos all over the restaurant, deduces that Kealoha is suspecting him of being the killer. However, a call to Captain Stottlemeyer clears up any confusion. Afterwards, the three go to question Lance Vaughan, Helen's husband, thirty years her junior, he seems like the obvious suspect in his elderly wife's death, but he admits that he was on a snorkeling trip at the approximate time Helen was killed. When Monk and Natalie do manage to get back to their rooms, Monk gets into a small argument with one of the hotel service employees about how his minibar is stocked. In the midst of his argument, he learns something interesting: Helen had been complaining to the front desk a few days before the murder about hearing voices out at the bungalow. Natalie goes out for a short swim. Afterwards, while getting a drink at the beachside bar, s

Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

The Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal are the intermediate appellate courts for the state of Louisiana. There are each covering a different group of parishes; each circuit is subdivided into three districts. As with the Louisiana Supreme Court, the regular judicial terms on the courts of appeal are ten years; the courts of appeal are housed in the following cities in Louisiana: First Circuit – Baton Rouge. See Samuel A. LeBlanc I, Luther F. Cole, Douglas Gonzales, John Michael Guidry, Jefferson D. Hughes III, Samuel A. LeBlanc I, Morris Lottinger Jr. Morris Lottinger Sr. Albert Tate Jr. and J. Louis Watkins Jr. Second Circuit – Shreveport. See H. Welborn Ayres, Walter O. Bigby, James E. Bolin, Henry Newton Brown Jr. Jeff Cox, Harmon Caldwell Drew, Harmon Drew Jr. A. B. George, Fred W. Jones Jr. Pike Hall Jr. George W. Hardy Jr. Robert F. Kennon, Cecil Cherry Lowe, Charles A. Marvin, J. Frank McInnis, William Norris, III, Charles B. Peatross, O. E. Price, Robert Roberts Jr. Carl E. Stewart, Lynn Kyle Watkins, Jeffrey P. Victory.

Third CircuitLake Charles. See William A. Culpepper, Alfred Briggs Irion, Jeannette Knoll, Jonathan Perry, Elizabeth Pickett, Albert Tate Jr. and Henry L. Yelverton. Fourth CircuitNew Orleans. See Philip Ciaccio and Albert Estopinal Jr. Fifth CircuitGretna. See Charles Grisbaum Jr. and Greg G. Guidry; the Circuit Courts of Appeal have appellate jurisdiction over all civil matters, all matters appealed from family and juvenile courts, most criminal cases that are tryable by a jury. A court of appeal has supervisory jurisdiction to review interlocutory orders and decrees in cases which are heard in the trial courts within their geographical circuits. One unique feature of the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana is that they are able to review questions of fact, as well as questions of law, in civil cases. In appeals of criminal cases, the appellate jurisdiction of the courts of appeal extends only to questions of law. Parishes Included: 1st District: Ascension, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. Mary and West Baton Rouge 2nd District: East Baton Rouge 3rd District: East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and West FelicianaCircuit Seat: First Circuit Courthouse Parishes Included: Bienville, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Jackson, Madison, Ouachita, Red River, Tensas, Webster, West Carroll, Winn Circuit Seat: Second Circuit Courthouse Parishes Included: Acadia, Avoyelles, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vernon Circuit Seat: Third Circuit Courthouse Parishes Included: Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard Circuit Seat: Fourth Circuit Courthouse Parishes Included: Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist Circuit Seat: Fifth Circuit Courthouse Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal homepage Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal homepage Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal homepage Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal homepage Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal homepage