As I see it, a much better facility for teaching is Finale Reader 2010, a free download from www.finalemusic.com/reader which allows you to view, play back and print Finale 2010 documents. This means that you can email students their assignments, or host them on a college intranet, and they can work on them at home (or anywhere else) if they wish. Orchestra and band parts could also be usefully distributed to all and sundry in this way (assuming no copyright restrictions), banishing in perpetuity that tired 'I lost the music' excuse!
Where were you on the evening of May 14th, 1998? That's the night one of the most-anticipated TV series finale aired... and Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer entered into an eternity of syndication. Did you know...
While killing time in Latham, waiting for the plane to be repaired, they witness an overweight man, Howie, getting carjacked at gunpoint. Instead of helping him, they crack jokes about his size while Kramer films it all on his camcorder, then they proceed to walk away. The victim notices this, and tells the reporting officer. The four main characters are then taken into custody for violating the Good Samaritan law that requires bystanders to help out in such a situation.
The final Seinfeld was criticized by many for being vindictive towards the main characters - who are shown to be amoral, selfish misanthropes - and, by extension, towards the audience who tuned in to watch them every week. Entertainment Weekly writer Ken Tucker seemed to echo the majority sentiment in declaring the episode "off-key and bloated...Ultimately, Seinfeld and David's kiss-off to their fans was a loud, hearty 'So long, suckers!'" Other people valued it for the perceived in-joke of the four characters being convicted and imprisoned on the charge that they did nothing, a play on the "show about nothing" mantra. One way or another, the 1998 episode made TV history as the third most-watched finale of a American TV series ever, behind only M*A*S*H ("Goodbye, Farewell and Amen") on CBS in 1983, and Cheers ("One for the Road") on NBC in 1993, in front of Friends ("The Last One") and Frasier ("Goodnight, Seattle") both aired on NBC in 2004, and Everybody Loves Raymond ("The Finale") on CBS in 2005.
"The Cassini operations team did an absolutely stellar job guiding the spacecraft to its noble end," said Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at JPL. "From designing the trajectory seven years ago, to navigating through the 22 nail-biting plunges between Saturn and its rings, this is a crack shot group of scientists and engineers that scripted a fitting end to a great mission. What a way to go. Truly a blaze of glory."
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DATE: Dec. 4, 2004KICKOFF: 11:30 p.m. ESTSITE: Aloha Stadium (50,000/FieldTurf), Honolulu, HawaiiESTIMATED ATTENDANCE: 30,000-plusLAST WEEK: Michigan State had an open week following its Nov. 20 loss at Penn State, 37-13; Hawaii defeated Northwestern, 49-41.BROADCAST COVERAGE: Radio - The Spartan Radio Network, featuring veteran play-by-play announcer George Blaha, color analyst Bill Burke, sideline reporter Will Tieman and broadcast host Mike Kamin, will broadcast the game to 35 affiliates throughout the state. Michigan State football broadcasts can be heard locally on flagship station WJIM (AM 1240, FM 97.5). Television - ESPN2 will televise the Michigan State-Hawaii game live to a national audience, with Dave Barnett handling the play-by-play, Bill Curry and David Norrie providing color commentary and Alex Flanagan serving as the sideline reporter.
MSU/HAWAII SERIES NOTES -Saturday's game marks the fourth meeting between Michigan State and Hawaii. The Spartans lead the all-time series 3-0, including a 33-13 victory over the Warriors in the 1989 Aloha Bowl. The teams first met in 1947 with Michigan State posting a 58-19 victory in Honolulu Stadium. The Spartans completed the home-and-home series with a 68-21 win at Macklin Field in 1948. In its three previous meetings, Michigan State has outscored Hawaii, 159-53. (Note: For a complete list of all-time series scores, please refer to page 172 in the 2004 MSU Football Media Guide.)
The Class of 2004 includes linebacker Marshall Campbell (Fort Gratiot, Mich.), running back DeAndra Cobb (Las Vegas, Nev.), defensive tackle Brian Davies (Farmington, Mich.), BANDIT Tyrell Dortch (Hoboken, N.J.), quarterback Damon Dowdell (Detroit, Mich.), defensive end Clifford Dukes (Lexington Park, Md.), linebacker Eze Ejelonu (Pontiac, Mich.), free safety Jason Harmon (Ironton, Ohio), tight end Eric Knott (Detroit, Mich.), cornerback Roderick Maples (Detroit, Mich.), offensive tackle Sean Poole (Flint, Mich.), tight end Jason Randall (Muskegon Heights, Mich.), kicker Dave Rayner (Oxford, Mich.), running back Chad Simon (Saginaw, Mich.), linebacker Ronald Stanley (Saginaw, Mich.), defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (Detroit, Mich.), tight end Matt Walters (Clackamas, Ore.) and offensive guard William Whitticker (Marion, Ind.).
SPARTANS FEATURE IMPROVED GROUND ATTACK -Michigan State has displayed an improved running attack in 2004. Through 11 games, the Spartans rank second in the Big Ten and No. 14 in the NCAA in rushing, averaging 235.8 yards per game. That's an improvement of 138 yards per game over last season.
The Spartans have recorded seven 200-yard rushing games in 2004, including five straight during one stretch. It marked the first time since 1996 that Michigan State had posted five-straight 200-yard rushing games in the same season (1996: 249 vs. Eastern Michigan, 236 vs. Iowa, 205 vs. Illinois, 243 vs. Minnesota and 202 vs. Wisconsin). 2b1af7f3a8