Thursday, July 24, 2003

In a three-team, five-player trade, the Kings get Brad Miller and a newly inked seven-year, $68 million contract from the Indiana Pacers. The Kings traded backup center Scot Pollard and Hedo Turkoglu to the Pacers. The Pacers turned around and traded forward Hedo Turkoglu and guard Ron Mercer to San Antonio for forward Danny Ferry.

With these moves, the Kings have eleven players under contract for next year.

                            Under contract until     Annual Salary

Mike Bibby, G '08-'09 $ 11.4
Brad Miller, C '08-'09 $ 9.7
Doug Chrisite, G/F '05-'06 $ 6.5
Geoff Petrie, GM '05-'06
Peja Stojakovic, F/G '05-'06 with Player Option $ 7.5
Chris Webber, F '05-'06 with Player Option $ 17.5
Rick Adelman, Coach '04-'05 with Team Option
Bobby Jackson, G '04-'05 $ 2.7
Vlade Divac, C '03-'04 $ 10.4
Lawerance Funderburke, F '03-'04 $ 3.4
Keon Clark, F/C '03-'04 $ 4.8
Gerald Wallace, G/F '03-'04 with Team Option $ 1.1
Darius Songaila, F '??-'??

Monday, July 21, 2003

Sunday night, Sharon and Pat had dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio in the Venetian Hotel. Afterwards, they went to Mystère, Cirque' Du Soleil, at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas.

On her way to the Bellagio Monday afternoon, Sharon saw a sign on a bank showing the temperature as 117. July is probably not the best month to go to Las Vegas...

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Sharon and Jack are off for several days at Las Vegas. They are visiting Pat Funk and her kids. Pat, Ryan, Brianna, Sharon, Jack, Pat's Nanny and I spent two weeks in January wandering around the islands of Luzon and Boracay in the Philippines. Pat is back in the states for a couple of months and her family lives in Las Vegas.

It was 102 in Las Vegas when Sharon and Jack's plane landed at noon!

Ryan, Pat and Brianna Funk



I watched the Fellowship of the Ring DVD.

Friday, July 18, 2003

In the late seventies at the University of California at Davis, I seem to remember paying about $225 a quarter or $675 a year for tuition. As part of the ongoing debacle that is the California State budget, the UC regents have ratified a 25% hike in student fees and the annual tuition will be roughly $5,000 next year depending on the campus.

Drew will be heading to UC Irvine in September.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

John Mayer

Tuesday night, Sharon and I went to the Sleep Train Amphitheater outside of Marysville to see the Counting Crows and John Mayer.

Sharon has been listening to the John Mayer album over the last year. She was surprised to hear his songs being played in Boracay (Philippines) and in Bangkok (Thailand) during our trip in January; an example of how small the world really is today.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Sharon spent the day in Napa with Janie Daigle and Jeana Hultquist wine tasting and having lunch at Tra Vigne.

There are three new pictures from the Marathon that Sharon ran in early June at http://www.heringer.org/marathon/index.html.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

2003 Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp

Morgan took off today for a week at the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp. She is signed up for the Chorale major.

Drew is a counselor for the camp this year. Starting last weekend, he is spending two weeks teaching Theater at the camp.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

For almost 13 years, from October of 1987 to June of 2000, Sharon had a black manx cat named Max. We have talked as Jack has gotten older about getting another manx, but had trouble finding one locally. After spending some time looking for manx breeders on the internet and looking at pictures of kittens, Sharon bought a kitten from North Carolina.

We spent the day driving to San Francisco and back to pick up the kitten at the San Francisco Airport.





Waiting for the cat to arrive, we had an interesting lunch at the Millbrae Pancake House.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Morgan will be a Junior this fall at Union Mine High School. Her class schedule for the next school year includes:

2 terms of jazz band (0 period);
2 terms of ap us history;
ap psychology (first term);
italian 2 (first term);
creative writing;
chemistry a;
algebra 2;
advanced english 3; and,
2 terms of ap music theory (independent study).

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

2003 Rivercats versus Sidewinders

Rudy Jugoz, Dave Hamilton, Lew Gasper and I attended a HP IT consolidation presentation in a suite at Raley Field. After the presentations, HP hosted everyone for a Sacramento Rivercat's game. Sharon and Jack joined us for the game. The Rivercats lost to the Tucson Sidewinders 9 to 3

Sunday, July 06, 2003

Morgan stayed with Jack on Sunday evening, while Sharon and I finished up a busy three day weekend by going to dinner at the Riverside Clubhouse and then seeing Fleetwood Mac at Arco Arena.

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Jack, Sharon and I went to Hunter's 50th birthday party Saturday afternoon at the Brookside Equestrian Center. There are some pictures on the web at: http://www.heringer.org/hunter50/index.html.

Friday, July 04, 2003

While Sharon went to the club to work-out, I went out for a long run pushing Jack in the "buggy." He got out of the jogger and and ran for about 3/4s of a mile along Laguna Boulevard.

The three of us went to Sharon's parents for a barbecue. Both of her brothers' families were there. Jack played hike and seek, baseball and table hockey with his cousins. We ended the evening with a couple of hours of fireworks.



Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Although the Kings ended up without a pick in the NBA Draft last week, the team has made a number of recent moves. The Kings traded for the rights to Lithuanian forward Darius Songaila and then signed him two days later.

The Kings then signed Coach Rick Adelman to a contract extension.

Finally, Keon Clark exercised the player option in his contract and will be with the Kings next year.

With these moves, the Kings have twelve players under contract for next year.

                            Under contract until     Annual Salary

Mike Bibby, G '08-'09 $ 11.4
Doug Chrisite, G/F '05-'06 $ 6.5
Scott Pollard, F/C '05-'06 $ 5.1
Geoff Petrie, GM '05-'06
Peja Stojakovic, F/G '05-'06 with Player Option $ 7.5
Chris Webber, F '05-'06 with Player Option $ 17.5
Rick Adelman, Coach '04-'05 with Team Option
Bobby Jackson, G '04-'05 $ 2.7
Vlade Divac, C '03-'04 $ 10.4
Lawerance Funderburke, F '03-'04 $ 3.4
Hedo Turkoglu, G/F '03-'04 $ 1.4
Keon Clark, F/C '03-'04 $ 4.8
Gerald Wallace, G/F '03-'04 with Team Option $ 1.1
Darius Songaila, F '??-'??

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

2003 Best Places to Work in IT

Computerworld conducted a survey to identify the 100 Best Places to Work for IT professionals. With over 4,000 companies included in the survey, Sutter Health ranked 64th!