Ettinger wrote that the freezer always trumped the grave, and with nothing to lose, why not take a chance? With just days to go before kick-off, Qatar banned beer from its World Cup stadiums. "Just a part of the collection of artifacts fills a storage room to its 10-foot ceiling. Williams hits one of his career 521 home runs, shown here in the late '50s. . We seek to challenge power and encourage democratic debate I live right behind you. "I don't know who has to say, 'You did well,'" says Abel, who was the Williams family attorney when he met Claudia. "Their mom, Dolores, and Ted didn't last long. Tapper has written five off-Broadway musicals. Instead, she sat in her car in the parking lot, stewing, wondering whether he just wanted to show off "Ted's daughter," and finally she drove away, enraged, leaving the fins behind.Upon occasion, she curses exactly like he did, stringing together blistering oaths, a kind of profane poetry: "that whore of a bitch f---ing c--- of a bimbo," say, of a nurse who spoke to reporters about the family. he asked. Ted wrote about the water temperature (70-72 degrees), his friends who came up to fish, and details of the trout and arctic char he caught while casting for salmon. Toggle navigation. The body of the man suspected of opening fire and killing 10 people in Monterey Park has been found. She's young because her dad was much older than her mom -- Ted, the eternal player, tossed Dolores Wettach a note across the first-class cabin of an international flight, introducing himself simply as a fisherman -- starting Claudia's lifelong struggle to hold tight to something slipping between her fingers. Looking back, Claudia wishes she'd let him get her into Middlebury, because it was the only thing he knew how to do. He looked anonymous and happy. She makes them earn their story. About once a year, Abel would get called to the house to mediate a bizarre dispute, usually about Ted showering to ward off infection, or taking his medicine regularly. He hid in the hyperfocus required by baseball and fishing; most nights after ballgames, he returned to the hotel where he lived -- he never purchased a home in Boston -- and tied fishing flies alone. Before John-Henry died, he froze some of his sperm, and as executor, she controls it. She feels lonely. The wires and the hoses and the sawdust on the floor amplify how much those memories have faded. "It was a bright, sunny day, and I was there. Dad. Her voice changes and her eyes and face soften when she says "Toothless. YOU WANNA 'NOTHER ONE?". Investigators came to the house and interviewed both men, asking whether Ted was being made to sign autographs against his will, before determining there was no abuse. He filled six yellow legal-sized pages, jotting down the price for freezing just the head ($50,000) and the price for the entire body ($120,000), making charts and decision trees plotting the potential repercussions of cryonics. A toxic train derailment in Ohio has become a political football. Hooked, she decided to play at the local junior college. Previously, Claudia was a News Intern at 4ZzZ. When she didn't get in, Ted called the governor of New Hampshire, who pulled some strings. I'd like to have some more time with my two kids.". For a season, at 37 years old, she competed against teenagers. "The vulnerability of having love for your children. She talked about the influence of her father, but she never mentioned that the father in question was Ted Williams.textWilliams hits one of his career 521 home runs, shown here in the late '50s. She stepped out of the shadows and did readings. At Ted's request, Abel wrote her out of the will, and Abel said over the nine years he spent around Williams, he heard him mention Bobby-Jo maybe three times, and every time he called her a "f---ing syphilitic c---. By the time Eric Abel came into the Williams inner circle as the family attorney, Ted had already excommunicated Bobby-Jo. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Could Vaxx That Thang Up a pro-vaccination remake of Juveniles 1999 hip hop classic be the sound of summer 2021? But something happened in the months after our first visit. Trouble is, nobody knew how to start to repair something so completely broken. But is it enough? "The legacy deserves to go on," she says finally, crying harder than before. He died in 2002 and is frozen at 7895 East Acoma Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona. Maybe she'd just find ways to exhaust herself, and find obsessions to occupy her mind, day after day, year after year, never breaking free of her father and never feeling as if she had honored his memory either. So, do I have a choice on January 26? That summer, Alberta and Claudia made the . He felt vulnerable. . I live right behind you. She didn't want to waste another moment. Everything about me says no. "I hate time," she says. The lessons that he had to teach us, we didn't have the time to learn. He tore them into pieces and threw the pieces away. Eric takes a breath and enters the room. Nobody quoted is without an agenda, whether fueled by anger, misunderstanding, jealousy or love. She feels closest to him fishing but has been only once or twice since he died. As published for the West End Magazine online. "He never thought he was gonna be a good father," Claudia says. She got it as a gift. Claudia leaned in and watched. An experimental Alzheimers drug called lecanemab has been hailed as an historic breakthrough. Catch up with The Loop, How the manhunt for the Monterey Park mass shooter unfolded. "I was for s--- as a father," he confided once to a cousin. He protected Claudia too. He'd been retired for eight years. Terrified of Ted raging at them, John-Henry quietly fed her ice chips and got her ginger ale when she vomited from sun poisoning. In the rain, in the glow of their house, she shakes her foot along the pavement, clearing a path, making sure no frogs get caught beneath the tires of the approaching car. Prepare thyself, sir. "He never thought he was gonna be a good father," Claudia says. There are 300+ professionals named "Claudia Williams", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. "Mom's having a bad day," she tells him. She joined the national news desk in 2022 after working for newspapers in regional Queensland and Tasmania. Matthew dAncona pieces together what happened. She got lost in thought, staring down at the tiny home plate, feeling a strange connection. Former players including Baseball Hall of Famers Willie McCovey and Wade Boggs, three-time All-Star Jim Kaat, and current Cincinnati Reds first baseman and former National League MVP Joey Votto share how Williams philosophy, commitment to greatness and approach to hitting influenced them in the film. Just horrible guilt. Claudia saw him first, and she and John-Henry dragged their father over.The fortune-teller sat on a low stool. In honor of the centennial of Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, American Masters presents a new biography of the Boston Red Sox player who may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived. When a video of a woman chained to a wall went viral in China, it ignited a battle for the truth between the people and the state, A former KGB officer, Britains foreign secretary and a potential national security breach. Latest was Introducing "The Other 80" with Claudia Williams. Ad. She screamed at them in the blood lab. If I do I will pay my mom 1,000 dollars. On a shelf above a Desert Eagle .44, his fishing logs tell a different story from the one he gave his fans and his children. Claudia Williams; 22 Apr 2022, 1:38 p.m. . She cooked hot dogs in a gypsy circus. They spent hours at that table, talking, playing the games he never got to play as a kid -- As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives -- and debating religion and the nature of life and death. He wasn't angry, and they weren't scared. Claudia Williams Journalist Greater Brisbane Area 41 followers 38 connections Join to connect Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) The University of Queensland About Digital journalist. I first joined Tortoise as part of the Sensemaker team, and before that worked at the New York Times and The Week magazine. F---. Any sport, anything really whether it be tying a fly, he wanted to be the best. Three dads came together this year in the saddest of circumstances; they all had daughters whod taken their own lives. "Bobby-Jo lashed out, and Claudia hid, and John-Henry got as close as he could. Ted beamed, a reward she seldom got while he lived and craves now that he's gone. It was everything against his grain to succumb to this outside influence of children. She talked about the influence of her father, but she never mentioned that the father in question was Ted Williams. Bradlee's book strongly suggests, without ever saying so directly, that she was lying about being there. The anger that dominated both their lives started there, on those lonely evenings outside 4121 Utah St., waiting for their mom to come home. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. Now the country is wondering if the price has been too high. Ted, exhausted and struggling to keep his eyes open, sort of laughed, then his son helped him to the recliner where he slept. He'd be waiting for me right here. It's a mess, all of it. At the funeral for Williams' longtime girlfriend, Louise Kaufman, Claudia recognized her half-sister, Bobby-Jo, whom she'd never met, simply by seeing a familiar wave of fear register on Bobby-Jo's face at the sound of Ted's voice: He boomed in the next room, sucking up all the oxygen, and two women, born 23 years apart, flinched. They tried bee pollen and acupuncture and hired a therapist to work through his anger. Everything about him is interesting in this gnarled, difficult way. He was a fantastic parent," Claudia Williams said. he yelled. Love had control over him. He pushed and explained his idea, working cryonics into those dinner-table evenings. The world hates me. Becoming a man in his father's eyes? The training was interactive and very relevant. Days passed without her manic exercise routine, which she used to exhaust herself into a kind of peace. "I don't think [Ted] at the end of his life felt like he accomplished anything," Abel says. In the struggle between work and childcare, who wins and who loses? It's empty now, under renovation, sitting low and wide on a hill, beneath the grove of live oak trees. Finally an email from Duke arrived asking her to log on to its website for the school's decision. openDemocracy is an independent international media platform covering current affairs, ideas and culture. In this episode James is joined by Tortoise reporter Claudia Williams, head of programming Mark St Andrew and investigations editor Alexi Mostrous. Always scared of being abandoned, he fit a dog harness on a long leash and tied Bangor to his bed. Soon she will face herself alone, as her father faced the world stripped of the soothing focus of baseball and fishing. email@example.com. Continue reading A taste of the country , Aired on WMUA, the radio station of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. "Her spirit lightens when she does his voice, everything lit from the inside. 10 pounds. Something happened to Ted Williams in the years after his son came into the world. ", Bobby-Jo lashed out, and Claudia hid, and John-Henry got as close as he could. First, he needed a heart catheterization, and doctors worried he might not survive even that preliminary procedure. All they had was each other, and both longed to decode their dad, and maybe find themselves in the process. The Amherst Common hosted a variety of cultures on Saturday April 9 2016 during the annual International Festival. "Claudia and John-Henry would have given anything to know this. "Did you see the frog?" Claudia saw him first, and she and John-Henry dragged their father over. They paid $30 a pill for vitamins and pumped oxygen-rich air into his room. Now, the stakes have been raised even higher with the release of Brisbane's very own Monopoly on Wednesday October 19. Email. He needed more time. The child could start a new future for the Williams family, built on love, or become a casualty of the cycle that shaped Claudia's life, and her father's life before that. "In his logs, John-Henry and Claudia began to make appearances.First, just simple mentions, when they were little: "Claudia, John Henry took canoe ride to Gray Rapids." Reminders of her father are everywhere in Claudia's life. It's thick, jammed with newsletters, receipts, contracts and John-Henry's handwritten notes taken during a visit to the cryonics facility.He filled six yellow legal-sized pages, jotting down the price for freezing just the head ($50,000) and the price for the entire body ($120,000), making charts and decision trees plotting the potential repercussions of cryonics. ", "JESUS CHRIST!" 10 pounds. PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Claudia Williams is a reporter and producer for ABC News Digital. WATCH Jacqui Lambie takes 'bloody kit off' in first TV ad. Ettinger wrote that the freezer always trumped the grave, and with nothing to lose, why not take a chance? "The doctor nodded and scheduled the surgery. Claudia Williams is a journalist for The Advocate covering general news and events. she says, sounding vulnerable and shaky, like she's grasping for something beyond not only her reach but even her ability to name it. "You are our voice," it said.Seeing the joy she brought to the elderly, long her favorite group of people, reminded her of an old man she treated as a student nurse. "He's real to you, isn't he?" Doctors gave her electroshock therapy. Continue reading Audio: Amherst 5-College International Festival , Examples of my work from presenting news and sport in studio, a photojournalism piece and reporting in the field. He smiled, and seemed lighter. He felt a vulnerability he never had in his life.- Claudia WilliamsLess than a year later, Ted sat before a stack of posters, doing one of the bulk signings familiar to all famous athletes. She got the kids. It's empty now, under renovation, sitting low and wide on a hill, beneath the grove of live oak trees. We're desperately trying -- I say 'we' like John-Henry's still around -- but we're desperately trying to figure out what made him tick. What does the story of Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya tell us about Vladimir Putins Russia and the state of opposition? Sections Ags Network. Continue reading Old time musicians find new sound , The annual Woodford Folk Festival, from December 26-January 1 each year, continued to inspire, surprise and entertain attendees during the 30 anniversary of the event. He never mentioned a pregnant Dolores, and he never mentioned the boy.To the public, he was a success, but to himself, he was a failure, consumed with shame and regret. Claudia and her brother, John-Henry, supported cryonics; older half-sister Bobby-Jo wanted her father cremated and sued her siblings in the courts and fought them in the media. "I don't think [Ted] at the end of his life felt like he accomplished anything.- Eric AbelThe house is empty inside, dangling wires and pencil marks on the walls indicating where a range will go. A grilse. Days passed without her manic exercise routine, which she used to exhaust herself into a kind of peace. Then the Williams kicked in: She moved up the USTA ratings, 3.5 to 4.0, then, she says, she became the best 4.0 in Citrus County, then the top-ranked 4.0 player in the state. It's the same look her father got when she'd care for him in the last years of his life. A cabinet minister insisted that there hasnt been a coup and that Liz Truss is not under a desk. Contact ABC News and investigations. She was about 9. Around 2005, she started playing tennis with some older ladies in the neighborhood. Nick Davis is director and producer. She agreed. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy Americas National Pastime and a truly global game. "Then John-Henry read a book about cryonics. What does her story tell us about pop culture in 2021? Claudia Williams is a journalist for The Advocate covering general news and events. His remains were sent to a cryonics lab in Arizona where they remain to . After seemingly endless summers on the golf course with my dad, I received my college degree and landed my first job as an Assistant Golf Professional after graduation. This will be my monument / This will be a beacon when I'm gone / You're everywhere I go / I promise I won't let you down / It's not over, not over / Not over, not over, yet. We talked for hour upon hour. He's the Jays' No. She did an interview in the Fenway stands, sitting in the red seat marking the longest home run ever hit in the ballpark, off the bat of her dad. John-Henry snapped photos, forever documenting every moment he spent around his dad. Ted did not want to be frozen at first. The songs bleed together into a singular anthem of loneliness and loss. "Mom's having a bad day," she tells him. The anger that dominated both their lives started there, on those lonely evenings outside 4121 Utah St., waiting for their mom to come home. As the founding CEO, Claudia built Manifest MedEx (MX) into the largest nonprofit health data network in California. The outside world slipped away, and the universe shrank to the three of them: a dad looking for absolution, a son who needed a dad to show him how to be a man, a daughter who'd always craved a family, which they at long last became. "Ted had that constant insecurity. His presence seemed real. "Grief is weird," Claudia says, riding at night through the dark neighborhoods around their house. Can I choose to work on Australia Day or do I have to take the day off? Now, they are on the frontline of Putins war in Ukraine. Eric takes a breath and enters the room. "You could see an internal struggle," Abel says. In big letters, he wrote "Make Claudia co-petitioner" and circled it. This will be my monument / This will be a beacon when I'm gone / You're everywhere I go / I promise I won't let you down / It's not over, not over / Not over, not over, yet. I think he hated that vulnerability of feeling guilt. Both would sign it, and the crisis would be averted.Even as he fought him, Ted knew John-Henry was struggling to find his place in the world. Her top choice is Duke, and in her application essay she talked about her life as a frustrated athlete without a sport. John-Henry Williams, a 6-foot-5 ringer for his handsome father, had long lived in the zeitgeist as a bumbling son who took and took without ever standing on his own. PBS station members can view many series, documentaries and specials via PBS Passport. She interrupts him. He's the Jays' No. All they had was each other, and both longed to decode their dad, and maybe find themselves in the process. "Everyone who knew Ted Williams knows that his daughter's going to Duke would mean more to him than his home runs and war medals combined. In the night, he heard a kitten crying, and after searching for and finding her, he tucked the cat, fleas and all, into his bag.At home, he brought her back to health and felt hurt when she wanted to roam outside. The timing never worked for her because she struggles to look past her obsessions: nursing school and a book she wrote about her father, which started as a stocking stuffer about lessons she learned and turned into a cathartic exploration of the person she's still trying to be. "I think I'm just looking for him to still be proud of me.- Claudia WilliamsShe let me poke through the family's filing cabinets, its safes, her dad's hospital records, anything I wanted -- she could prove, she said, that her father agreed to be frozen. She told Middlebury no. When she died, 11 months after he hit a home run in his final at-bat, he went through her things and gathered up family photographs. Training for triathlons after she came home from Europe, every weekend Claudia would ride her bike here from Tampa. Doctors told her there's enough genetic material for one chance at insemination, and as long as it remains frozen, some part of her brother, and her father, remains alive with it. Every patient who walked through the door would get treated like Ted Williams. ", He called Claudia a "c---" too, and a "fat bitch," and told John-Henry he was the "abortion I wanted." What a great hitter. She's searching for a way to break the Williams cycle -- either by letting it die with her or by being the first good parent in generations -- and she's searching for something much more elusive too. I love you. CLAUDIA GRINNED WHEN I walked back into her house the day after she was accepted to Duke. Eric rushed home and found her sitting at the computer, quiet and solemn, validated for perhaps the first time in her life. "I was for s--- as a father," he confided once to a cousin.On the day his only son, John-Henry, was born, Ted was salmon fishing in Canada. She never held a job. Once, he arrived late to spring training because he lost track of time while hunting wolves in a cold northern forest, and the media focused so much on the process story of the tardiness that nobody seemed to notice the window Williams had briefly opened into his truest self: He sought peace in the wilderness with wolves. "I love you more than you'll ever know.". He knew he might not live through his procedure, and at the end of his life, he'd finally put aside his own wishes for theirs. If they bit him, he'd tap their beaks to scold them, as if they loved him with the same intellectual fervor he loved them. Finally he got his first fish. With no children of her own, she's destined to remain a daughter. The first time they visited Ted in Florida together, he made sure she knew not to annoy him, advising her to use the bathroom before leaving the airport. Escape the frantic technology driven pace of Brisbane CBD for a taste of the country in just 40 minutes, on July 12 and 13, when the Samford Showgrounds play host to the annual Samford Show. She and her brother saw the house on Utah Street. It looks like youre using an ad blocker that may prevent our website from working properly. Contact. This is the vision greeting Eric when he walks in from work: his wife, her face red and puffy, sobbing so hard she's struggling to breathe. Bobby-Jo came into the world first, in the middle of his career. He longed to rewrite the facts of his life. Producer of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy as well as the hit documentary film, BroadwayThe Golden Age, which played in theaters across the country, Al Tapper is a successful author, composer, lyricist, television producer and entrepreneur. The question is: does it work, and does anyone even want it. 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