Steve Thomas
Canadian ice hockey player
Steve Thomas
Stephen Antony "Stumpy” Thomas is a retired English-born Canadian ice hockey right winger who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Detroit Red Wings. He is currently a player development consultant for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed Richmond motorcyclist, 26
Chicago Times - 7 months
A memorial service is planned for Thursday for a McHenry County man who died after his motorcycle collided with a car whose driver was under the influence of alcohol, authorities said. Steven Thomas, 26, of Richmond, died Aug. 11 after his organs were harvested for donation, said his mother, Becky...
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Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed Richmond motorcyclist, 26
Chicago Times - 12 months
A memorial service is planned for Thursday for a McHenry County man who died after his motorcycle collided with a car whose driver was under the influence of alcohol, authorities said. Steven Thomas, 26, of Richmond, died Aug. 11 after his organs were harvested for donation, said his mother, Becky...
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Jury finds Ernst & Young liable over investor's Madoff losses
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Ernst & Young LLP was found liable on Friday by a Washington state jury for the losses of an investment firm from the collapse in 2008 of fraudster Bernard Madoff's multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. A jury in Seattle sided with FutureSelect Portfolio Management Inc in finding the auditing firm was negligent in its work for funds that funneled money to Madoff. Steven Thomas, FutureSelect's lawyer, confirmed the verdict.
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JonBenet Ramsey's Killer 'May Be Lost Forever' Because Of Unsigned Indictment
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The chance to catch the killer of JonBenet Ramsey and put a close to one of the nation's most notoriously unsolved crimes may be gone forever, according to a statement issued Friday by the city of Boulder's Police Department. Last Friday marked the first time that the public was able to view the secret indictment that contained the charges by a grand jury against the Ramseys. The district attorney at the time, Alex Hunter, decided not to sign the indictment citing a lack of evidence and apparently believing that he could not prosecute the case beyond a reasonable doubt. "Investigators at the time were disappointed in the then-district attorney's decision not to issue indictments," read a statement issued by the Boulder Police Dept. "Cases are rarely perfect and often contain conflicting evidence. As a result, the opportunity to present the entire case to a jury may be lost forever." The Daily Camera's revelation of the indictment's existence to begin with, upset the long-held pu ...
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School District Appeals Bible Banner Ruling
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Southeast Texas school district is appealing a court ruling that allowed high school cheerleaders to display at football games banners emblazoned with Bible verses. The Kountze district filed the appeal Tuesday. The district says it wants the 9th Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont to clarify whether the Kountze High School cheerleaders have a free speech right to include the religious messages. The district says state District Judge Steve Thomas ruled the banners were allowed under the U.S. Constitution but stopped short of saying the cheerleaders had a free-speech right to them. District lawyer Tom Brandt said the cheerleaders' legal advocates "are reading into the court's decision rights that just aren't there." The Liberty Institute is a religious rights group representing the cheerleaders. It called the appeal "unfortunate."
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YouTube Star And Gun Enthusiast Raided By Federal Agents
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The Georgia residence of Kyle Myers, maker of the popular weapons and explosives YouTube series FPSRussia, was raided by 40 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Tuesday, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The federal agents, accompanied by members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, also conducted a search of Myers's father's nearby farm, where FPSRussia is sometimes filmed, reports northeast Georgia radio station WHLR. Myers's FPSRussia series features him demonstrating advanced weaponry, including machine guns, tanks and drones. But what was the justification for the raid? ATF spokesman Richard Coes told the Banner-Herald: "The claim is that [Myers] was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube." Myers has used the substance Tannerite in his videos. While the powder explosive is legal in the U.S., Business Insider points out that the manufacturing of explosives for business purposes is illegal without ...
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JonBenet Ramsey Case Timeline: 1996-2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
DEC. 26, 1996: JonBenet Ramsey, 6, is found dead in the basement of the family's Boulder home, 755 15th St., several hours after her mother, Patsy Ramsey, called 911 to say the girl was missing and there was a ransom note in the home. JAN. 1, 1997: Patsy and her husband, John Ramsey, go on CNN for their first interview, proclaiming their innocence and saying, "There is a killer on the loose." JAN. 4, 1997: Reports surface that JonBenet's skull was fractured and the ransom note was written on paper from a tablet in the Ramsey home. APRIL 27, 1997: The Ramseys run a newspaper ad offering a $100,000 reward for information about JonBenet's killer. APRIL 30, 1997: The parents first submit to formal interviews at the Boulder County Justice Center. MAY 20, 1997: Patsy Ramsey, still not ruled out as the author of the ransom note, provides authorities with a fifth handwriting sample. JULY 9, 1997: The Ramseys buy a new home in Atlanta, where they move after a summer at thei ...
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Mary Anne Hitt: Big Coal Bullying Prompts University to Destroy Artwork
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Bullied by coal companies and their allies in the Wyoming legislature, the University of Wyoming earlier this year caved to threats that millions of dollars in funding were in jeopardy if they didn't remove an outdoor art installation on the university campus that Big Coal deemed offensive. The sculpture, "Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around," was installed on the campus by British artist Chris Drury in July 2011. A spiral of logs made from trees killed by a pine-beetle infestation, the center of the 36-foot-diameter sculpture featured coal-blackened logs surrounded by lumps of coal. The $45,000 piece was paid for by an anonymous donor and the Wyoming Cultural Trust. Drury, pictured below installing the piece, said the sculpture wasn't intended as a political statement, but he hoped it would prompt viewers to "have a conversation about climate change," which scientists say has exacerbated a pine beetle infestation that has decimated more than 3 million acres of l ...
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Judge: Texas Cheerleaders Can Display Religious-Themed Banners
Huffington Post - over 4 years
AUSTIN, Texas — A judge ruled Thursday that cheerleaders at an East Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games, saying the school district's ban on the practice appears to violate the students' free speech rights. District Judge Steve Thomas granted an injunction requested by the Kountze High School cheerleaders allowing them to continue displaying religious-themed banners pending the outcome of a lawsuit, which is set to go to trial next June 24, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. Thomas previously granted a temporary restraining order allowing the practice to continue. School officials barred the cheerleaders from displaying banners with religious messages such as, "If God is for us, who can be against us," after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained. The advocacy group says the messages violate the First Amendment clause barring the government – or a publicly funded school district, in this case – from e ...
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Santa Barbara board criticized for abstaining in Chick-fil-A vote
LATimes - over 4 years
Santa Barbara City Council members are calling for the resignations of some appointed members of an architectural review board who cited political reasons when declining to vote on minor changes to an incoming Chick-fil-A restaurant. The Architectural Board of Review already approved Chick-fil-A's plans to replace a Burger King on State Street, but when asked to OK a revised landscaping plan at a Monday meeting, the five members in attendance all abstained from the vote, according to the Santa Barbara News-Press. Board member Gary Mosel said he abstained for political reasons, citing information he read online about the company's hiring practices. Keith Rivera said he objected to Chick-fil-A's political views. Two other members said they abstained because they either did not attend a previous meeting or were uncertain about the proposed changes. The final member in attendance, Chris Gilliland, did not say why he declined to vote. Although the proposal later received administra ...
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Renovations with the best return on investment
Fox News - over 4 years
Several years ago, when Steve Thomas was the host of "This Old House," I recall he commented in an interview somewhere that during his antique home renovation in Salem, Mass., he included all the bells and whistles he wanted.
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Hackers publish 11 million gamer passwords online
Yahoo News - over 4 years
A user at password-hacking forum Inside Pro earlier this month published a half-gigabyte file that contained as many as 11 million passwords collected from users at the popular German gaming site Gamigo, Forbes reports. Even though the file containing the passwords has been removed from the forum, Forbes says the damage may have already been done since the file was available for weeks before being taken down. Steve Thomas, the founder of data breach warning service PwnedList, told Forbes that the published passwords represent “largest leak I’ve ever actually seen,” although he said that he could only count 8.2 million unique email addresses and passwords in the file rather than the 11 million claimed by the original leaker. Gamigo had apparently warned its users months ago
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Woodland Seeks Nominations For Alan Mann Excellence In Education Award
Grayslake Patch - almost 5 years
Woodland District 50 is asking its parents and community members to help recognize an outstanding teacher by nominating him or her for the Alan Mann Tribute to Excellence in Education Award.  The Alan Mann Tribute to Excellence in Education is named after Alan Mann, a former Woodland Board of Education member and active member of the Gurnee community. To honor his commitment, District 50 recognizes teachers who demonstrate effort and commitment beyond normal expectations. The experiences students and/or their parents have encountered with a Woodland teacher will help identify the contributions they make to our students and their families on a daily basis. Up to four winners will be receive an iPad for use in their classroom. To honor these exceptional teachers, click the surveymonkey.com link below: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2HVNMVP The nomination form will take up to 10 minutes. District 50 is collecting internal nominations as well. A committee of staff will narrow do ...
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Wales Office - Secretary of State, Cheryl Gillan visits Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse
De Havilland - almost 5 years
Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan commended the work of Airbus, during a visit to the company’s HQ in France. The Secretary of State visited the company’s headquarters in Toulouse, as they celebrated a record year for aircraft orders and deliveries. Airbus received the highest ever number of gross orders obtained for an aircraft manufacturer and its 10th year of production increase. Steve Thomas (Government Affairs Executive for Airbus), Cheryl Gillan and Alan Pardoe (Head of Marketing Communication) in front of Airbus' new and largest air plane A380 mock-up. The Welsh Secretary was met at the Toulouse base by Tom Williams, Executive Vice President (Programmes) and Katherine Bennett, Vice President Head of Political Affairs before being taken on a tour of the A380 Final Assembly Line by Paul Mackenzie, A380 Overseas Manager. She paid tribute to Welsh workers for their role in the company’s success and und ...
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1/3 of Mission Viejo Homes for Sale Distressed, Bank-Owned
Mission Viejo Patch - almost 5 years
Mission Viejo homes now on the market are more likely to be distressed than the county average, according to a new report by Steve Thomas of ReportsOnHousing.com. Right now 36 percent of Mission Viejo homes are distressed, compared to the countywide average of 25 percent, as reported in the Orange County Register. A distressed home is one that's owned by banks or one that's being short-sold. Houses are selling faster in Mission Viejo on average than a year ago, the report says. Last year the average home would take a little over two months to sell, Thomas calculated. Now the average is closer to one month. When the report was filed, 178 Mission Viejo homes were on the market. Those homes are likely to sell about 35 percent faster than the county average, the report says.
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Weber Crosses Line But Feels Like End Of Era In Detroit
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
When it comes to NHL discipline, we’ve always gone from expecting the “right thing” to be done, to hoping the “right thing” might be done, to emotionally disengaging from the entire process. From Matt Cooke, for all intents and purposes, ending Marc Savard’s career with as blatant a targeting of the human head as we’ve seen in the sport in the last several years, to countless other weak suspensions for similar hits, it’s really difficult to take things seriously which the NHL comes down with. So I think all of us who saw Shea Weber’s disgusting actions of a punch to the back of the head of Henrik Zetterberg, followed by the slamming of Zetterberg’s skull into the glass at extremely close range, are all HOPING the right thing is done, but it’s so tempered by expectations.  The NHL loves to talk the talk about wanting violence out of the sport.  Trust me, it doesn’t.  They feel like they have to target the younger demographic that is so infatuated with the NFL, and especially the gro ...
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Lucky escape as car overturns in Caerleon - South Wales Argus
Google News - over 5 years
Chief Inspector Steve Thomas said the woman who was driving the blue Hyundai I10 was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital with minor grazes. Jim Sullivan, of Belmont Hill, said the driver had just passed the junction with New Road and Bulmore Road and was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Thomas
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 52
    On June 6, 2016, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that they would not be renewing Thomas' contract as an assistant coach, effectively ending his tenure with the Lightning.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas appeared in the 1986 hockey-themed movie Youngblood alongside Rob Lowe and Keanu Reeves and, in one scene, is memorably towel-whipped by Patrick Swayze. Steve Thomas appeared in the fourth episode of the fifth season of CBC's Dragons' Den pitching "Zeo Green", a company of which he is a partial owner.
    On June 30, 2016, he was named assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues.
    More Details Hide Details Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Rick Vaive and Bob McGill for Al Secord and Ed Olczyk, September 3, 1987. Traded to NY Islanders by Chicago with Adam Creighton for Brent Sutter and Brad Lauer, October 25, 1991. Traded to New Jersey by NY Islanders for Claude Lemieux, October 3, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 30, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Chicago. Traded to Anaheim by Chicago for Anaheim's 5th round choice (Chicago drafted Alexei Ivanov) in 2003 NHL Entry Draft, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, November 5, 2003.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 46
    In his third OHL season in 2010–11, Christian Thomas finished second in the league with 54 goals and sixth in the league in scoring with 99 points, while also tying for the league lead in power play goals.
    More Details Hide Details Steve and Christian Thomas are the first father son combination to each score 50 goals in a single OHL season.
    He has two children, a daughter Lauren Thomas and a son Christian Thomas, who is under contract with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Christian Thomas was drafted 40th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
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    On September 3, 2010, Thomas was named player development consultant for the Tampa Bay Lightning, working with former Red Wings teammate Steve Yzerman, who serves as Tampa Bay's general manager.
    More Details Hide Details Under this position, Thomas monitors and oversees all of Tampa Bay's prospects.
  • 2004
    Age 40
    After the 2004–05 NHL lockout he was invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs tryout in 2005, but he was cut before the regular season started.
    More Details Hide Details "Stumpy" began working at Plain 'n Simple in Toronto, a promotional sportswear and event company, in November 2006. He later became the Assistant/Mentor Coach for the St. Michael's Buzzers, a Jr. A team in Toronto. Plays golf at the National Golf Club and plays to around a 4 handicap.
    Thomas signed a one-year contract (2003–2004) with the Detroit Red Wings before the 2004–05 NHL lockout and proved effective playing on a line with youngster Pavel Datsyuk and Brett Hull.
    More Details Hide Details At one stretch in the season, Thomas had 10 points in 13 games, and he enjoyed more ice time than he initially expected due to injuries among the Wings' roster. The Wings finished first in the league but lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Calgary Flames.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 38
    Despite being considered a great playoff player, Thomas was never able to capture a Stanley Cup in his career. He came close in 2002–03 when his Mighty Ducks of Anaheim made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, the first of his and the team's, but they lost to the New Jersey Devils in a hard fought 7 games.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    It would be with the Islanders that Thomas would have his best years. In the 1992–93 season, Thomas scored 37 goals and 50 assists for a career-high of 87 points.
    More Details Hide Details During the playoffs, when Islanders superstar Pierre Turgeon was injured by a Dale Hunter check in the first round, Thomas and teammate Ray Ferraro emerged as the unlikely heroes of the Islander's playoff run. Both made the top ten in postseason scoring as the Islanders made their Cinderella run to the Prince of Wales Conference finals. The next year he set a career-high in goals with 42. Thomas had second stints with the Leafs (1998–2001) and Chicago (2001–2002) before moving to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. His career looked to be over with Chicago, however the trade to the Ducks instantly rejuvenated his career. After scoring just 4 goals with the Blackhawks, Thomas had 10 goals in the final 12 games of the season with the Ducks and added 4 more goals in the postseason as his team made it to their first Stanley Cup Finals. The Ducks had wanted to keep Thomas for 2003-2004 as well, but they ran out of money, and Thomas's absence negatively affected his former linemates.
  • 1991
    Age 27
    He was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks that summer and played for Chicago until 1991–92 and was then traded to the New York Islanders.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    He developed into a bona-fide NHL goal scorer with Toronto, scoring 35 goals in the 1986–87 season.
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  • 1985
    Age 21
    Prior to playing in the NHL Thomas won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award in 1985 as the top rookie in the American Hockey League, while playing for the St. Catharines Saints.
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  • 1984
    Age 20
    Thomas went undrafted after his junior career but signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began his NHL career in the 1984–85 season.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas was born in Stockport, England but was raised in Markham, Ontario, Canada where he attended Markham District High School. As he often coasted in school on his hockey skills, he once had a teacher tell him to "smarten up Steve, hockey can only take you so far". He played junior hockey for the Toronto Marlboros of the OHL (he was the last original Toronto Marlboro to make it to the Maple Leafs of the NHL).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on July 15, 1963.
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