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Rock Chalk Talk News and Notes: May 9th, 2015

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Black’s rookie season in NBA a big hit |
“It was a long season, I’m getting back into it now, though,” Black said. “I’ve been working on getting back in school, finishing my Masters (degree next summer). I’ve worked out with Frank (Mason), seen some of the guys. I’m very proud of them all. That’s a very talented team.”

Morris twins plead not guilty to assault |
Phoenix Suns players Marcus and Markieff Morris have pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony aggravated assault.

Lions’ Bledsoe open-minded about college destination |
Tuesday night, Wedd reminded the 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end that coaches from Oregon, Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma would be dropping by to say hello to the four-star recruit,’s No. 1-rated player in the Sunflower State’s Class of 2016.

Derrick Rose adds to Bulls' buzzer-beater history
There's one more famous Bulls playoff shot to reference. Rose's shot came 26 years and one day since Jordan's famous buzzer-beating jumper that won the clinching Game 5 of the first-round series with the Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah continue feud with "uncalled for" words and technical fouls
A new chapter was added to LeBron James and Joakim Noah's long-running feud Friday night, when James became upset about trash talk from Noah that he felt crossed the line.

Dante Fowler Jr. of Jacksonville Jaguars tears ACL during first day of rookie minicamp
Jaguars rookie Dante Fowler Jr., the No. 3 pick in the 2015 draft, tore his ACL on Friday when he went down less than an hour into the first day of rookie minicamp, the team announced.


“For us, the victory had come too late”: what VE Day meant for one Holocaust survivor - Vox
Although we had seen a lot and experienced the worst, we still had hoped, still had dreamed. All those days we struggled to survive, hour after hour, day after day, there had been no time to grasp the enormity of our tragedy. Now everything became clear. No longer were our families waiting for us; no homes to go back to. For us the victory had come too late, much too late.

6 remarkable facts about the science of motherhood - Vox
Mother's Day is nearly here. Sure, the holiday has kinda drifted from an idealized celebration of the mother-child bond to a corporate-driven occasion for mass consumption, but that shouldn't overshadow how important moms fundamentally are. Science has told us all sorts of fascinating things about the uniquely intimate link between mother and child at the biological level.

A Toast to All the Brave Kids Who Broke Up with Their Toxic Moms
You deserve recognition for completing the hardest break-up known to the human heart. Whether it was because of an addiction, a compulsive need to put you down, an ex-communication, an inability to give and receive love, or just the turmoil of dealing with a broken woman, you did something that most people regard as taboo. And that takes courage.

Bill Simmons: A Begrudging Appreciation | Rolling Stone
In some small part, I owe my career to Bill Simmons. Not in the sense that many professional sportswriters will tell you – that Simmons pioneered a style of writing for peers and fans that no one had seen before, which seems like an odd assertion if you went to college in the 1980s or 1990s and read a single zine dedicated to anything.

Letterman vs the World: Dave's 10 Tensest Interviews | Rolling Stone
You can't host a talk show for 33 years and have a warm rapport with every single guest. In 1986 when Cher first appeared on Late Night With David Letterman — in a segment that was memorably difficult — she astutely observed, "I see how you deal with your guests. And sometimes it's really great and you seem to like them. And then sometimes, if you don't like 'em, you might as well take a picnic lunch."

Discussion Questions

1. David Letterman's show ends in the next couple weeks. What has been your favorite late night talk show?

2. Have you been following the NBA playoffs?

3. My wife and I watched the new Kurt Cobain documentary, "Montage of Heck" last night. Have you seen this? If not what movies have you currently seen that you would recommend?