Marcello Scappaticci Family in care of Nancy Scappaticci. The money will be distributed to various charities.
Entombment will be at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi, at 11 a.m. Thursday.
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Gateway founders Carter Laren (left) and Ben Larson, at the company's VIP launch event at Oakland's Leviathan Building. (Photo: David Downs)
The New Gateway Theory
Silicon Valley elites are promising to super-charge the multibillion-dollar legal cannabis industry in 2016, starting in places like the Leviathan Building in Jack London Square.
The towering, angular, nautical-themed structure roared on Dec. 4 with a VIP Swinging Speakeasy mixer to launch Gateway, a new marijuana business incubator.
Set to a jazzy soundtrack, a wintery mix of banker vests, accountant sweaters, designer jeans, and shiny, thick-heeled shoes enjoyed free bottles of beer and cocktails. More than 120 of Oakland’s professional cannabis class was invited, including Oaksterdam University chancellor Dale Sky Jones and her husband, Jeff Jones, as well as leading attorney James Anthony. Also spotted was Rotten Tomatoes cofounder Patrick Lee.
At the biggest tech companies, the word “marijuana” makes executive legal teams break out in hives, but “cannabis” is quite popular among rank-and-file developers, founders, and vested ex-employees who’ve exited with millions dollars, says Carter Laren, a ... http://www.7x7.com/culture/cannabis-insider-oaklands-leviathan-building-becomes-hub-silicon-valley-cannabis-startups
Henderson moved on to the West Coast, where he became an All-Star outfielder with the Oakland A’s and later a broadcaster for his original big-league team, the Mariners.
Henderson died Sunday of a heart attack possibly associated with a recent kidney transplant. Although many of us familiar with “Hendu” had no idea of his kidney problems, we knew about the heart, a beautiful piece of work that explained his perpetual smile.
Henderson was an interesting man but not a complicated one. He kept things simple as a player — don’t sweat the small stuff, and because this is baseball, it’s all small stuff — and upon retirement, he enjoyed his status as a Seattle-area celebrity, happy to interact with sports fans wherever he went.
I encountered Hendu this past season on the deck atop the bullpens at Safeco Field, the best seats in the house for those who prefer to stand and mingle. Our conversation over a few innings reminded me of how much fun it is to watch a big-league baseball game with somebody who played big-league baseball.
But Henderson did something else that night that will endure as a memory. He rearranged the wheelchair of his son to face the fans passing by us on the concourse.
“He wants to check out all the pretty girls,” Hendu said with a wink.
Chase Henderson was born with Angelman Syndrome, a complex genetic disorder identified in 1966 by Harry Angelman, an English pediatrician. Prone to epileptic seizures, those with the disorder are impaired intellectually — their typical vocabulary doesn’t extend beyond 10 words — but research suggests a person with A.S. can comprehend far more than 10 words.
Hendu doted on his son. He took Chase to Mariners games, to the shopping mall, to restaurants. They were inseparable.
A friend of the family told me Monday that in lieu of flowers, mourners can make a donation at cureangelman.org.
Sports often pose challenges to the commitment of fatherhood. Missing a must-win game to be there for the birth of a child, for instance, is an enduring quandary.
The presence of a father in the delivery room is symbolically substantial, but it’s still symbolic: He’s present at the creation.
The more authentic commitment is to be there when the child is five and has fallen off a bicycle, to be there when the child is 12 and has been bullied in the schoolyard.
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