Indians Add Power-Hitting First Baseman Yonder Alonso in Offseason

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Yonder Alonso
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Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney who was one of the leading habeas corpus contractors for New Mexico’s Public Defender Department for more than a decade. Before relocating to Albuquerque, Geoffrey Scovil lived in Cleveland and was a passionate fan of the Indians Major League Baseball (MLB) team.

Despite losing in the American League (AL) Divisional Series, the Cleveland Indians had one of their most successful regular seasons of all-time in 2017. The AL Central Club finished with its second highest win total of all-time (102) and scored more runs (818) than it had since 2006. Despite losing Carlos Santana to the Philadelphia Phillies in free agency, the Indians found a suitable replacement who is more than capable of helping the team build upon its offensive output last season. In December, the team signed free agent slugger Yonder Alonso to a two-year, $16 million contract.

The 30-year old first baseman split last season between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners, and hit a career-best 28 home runs to go along with a .266 batting average and a .501 slugging percentage. The former first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds was also an All-Star for the first time in his career.

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Outpost Productions Scholarship Program Funds Child Participation

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Outpost Performance Space
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An Albuquerque attorney with two decades of legal experience, Geoffrey Scovil takes on indigent criminal defense cases and represents clients challenging a conviction due to inadequate counsel. Geoffrey Scovil supports the Albuquerque-based Outpost Productions outside of his professional obligations. The nonprofit arts organization hosts a variety of musical programs for children and administers scholarships.

Scholarship programs enable young people to attend Outpost Productions’ children’s programming at little or no cost and provide each recipient with a gift certificate usable toward the cost of admission at any Outpost concert. The organization also distributes annual scholarship awards to deserving students, including those leaving the Outpost Education Program. Available scholarships are up to $2,000 and include the Keith Gilbert Scholarship, The Arlen Asher Jazz Scholarship in Memory of Joetha Callison Asher, and a scholarship in memory of David Parlato.

Funding for the scholarships is made possible through contributions from Arlen Asher, Keith Gilbert, Douglas Mulligan, individuals and organizations in the community, City Councilor Rey Garduño and the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department.

Senior Citizens Law Office’s Support of LGBT Individuals

 

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Senior Citizens Law Office
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The recipient of a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil currently serves as an Albuquerque-based attorney who specializes in habeas corpus law. Beyond his work as a defense lawyer, Geoffrey Scovil supports a variety of Albuquerque non-profit organizations, including the Senior Citizens Law Office (SCLO).

In addition to its advocacy and free legal services for seniors, SCLO operates the Pride in Aging Project, which was designed to provide support to LGBT seniors and raise awareness about the unique issues and concerns they face in gaining access to long-term care and housing, among other services. Additionally, SCLO supports of the Administration on Aging-funded National Resource Center (NRC) on LGBT Aging.

Established in 2010, the NRC on LGBT Aging is the United States’ first and only resource center created to improve the quality and quantity of services offered to LGBT senior citizens. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in conjunction with 18 relevant organizations, and provides educational resources and technical assistance to aging providers.

For more information, visit www.lgbtagingcenter.org.

The Cleveland Indians Record Longest MLB Win Streak in Over 100 Years

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Cleveland Indians
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An experienced Albuquerque-based attorney, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is one of New Mexico’s leading habeas corpus lawyers. Before relocating to Albuquerque, Geoffrey Scovil earned his juris doctor from Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he enjoyed getting to know the region of the country where his parents were raised. He has always been a die hard fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Cleveland Indians.

A year after losing in the seventh game of the World Series, the Indians made the playoffs for a second consecutive season on the heels of a record-setting 22-game win streak. Cleveland equaled its previous franchise-best 14-game win streak on September 6 as the team defeated the Chicago White Sox by a score of 5-1. The Indians had won 14 games in a row in 2016 and had twice recorded 13 consecutive wins in earlier seasons.

However, the 14-game streak was just the tip of the iceberg for the Indians, as the team eventually won 22 straight games before suffering a loss. The streak was the longest in the MLB this season and the longest since the 1916 New York Giants won 26 consecutive games. The last win in the streak was won in dramatic fashion as Francisco Lindor hit a game-tying double in the bottom of the ninth inning and Jay Bruce drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning.

Three Tips to Help New Vegetarians Stay the Course

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Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil works as an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a solo practitioner, he specializes in habeas corpus law and feels a strong commitment to upholding the constitutional rights of his clients. When not assisting clients in the Albuquerque area, Geoff Scovil enjoys eating vegetarian cuisine.

Some people may struggle when transitioning to a meat-free diet, as a drastic change in lifestyle can be difficult to adjust to. The following three tips can help keep you motivated and stay the course during this period of adjustment.

1. Remember why you are making the change. Whether you want to improve your health or are concerned with animal welfare, remember your reasoning when times get tough. Chances are, you have a valid reason for switching to a vegan diet, so the next time you feel like you cannot make it, remember why you made the change in the first place.

2. Go for convenient food options. If the idea of learning a litany of new recipes intimidates you, pay a visit to your local supermarket’s frozen foods section. There you will find many vegetarian-friendly meal options that may be as easy to prepare as tossing in the microwave. That said, you should avoid replacing nutritious food with junk food like potato chips and sweets, even if they are meat free.

3. Avoid labeling yourself. If you are worried about calling yourself a vegetarian, there really is no need to at first. If asked, you could simply say you have not felt like eating meat lately. While there is certainly nothing wrong with being a vegetarian, some people in your life may not understand your choice. After a few months, you may be ready to embrace your new lifestyle and proudly call yourself a vegetarian.

Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space

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Outpost Performance Space
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An Albuquerque-based attorney practicing habeas corpus law, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is committed to criminal defense and protecting constitutional rights. Outside of his practice, Geoffrey Scovil supports many local Albuquerque institutions, including Outpost Productions, offering a unique art space and performance venue in the middle of the city.

A nonprofit arts organization, Outpost Productions has entertained Albuquerque for almost 30 years at the downtown Outpost Performance Space. With over 100 performances each year, the space hosts a variety of mediums, from concerts and theater to poetry readings and visual art exhibits.

For young people, the Outpost offers educational programs tailored to skill level and interest. These programs include jazz courses, youth opera programs, and Latin music courses, among others. Kids are able to perform what they have learned throughout the year, and the cost of attending these courses is often waived, thanks to donations.

In addition, the Outpost offers the Inpost Artspace, which has shown the work of over 300 New Mexico artists since 1996.

Reduced-Fee Estate Planning From the Senior Citizens’ Law Office

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Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney Geoffrey Scovil works as a solo practitioner who focuses on habeas corpus law. In this capacity, he protects the constitutional rights of his clients and handles such matters as improper sentencing. Outside of work, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil supports Albuquerque-area organizations such as the Senior Citizens’ Law Office.

Since 1983, the Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has been providing legal assistance to seniors at least 60 years old. The organization also provides estate planning services at a reduced rate. These include helping clients with simple wills, uncontested probates, and “transfer on death” deeds. The organization also offers powers of attorney for financial and health care decisions.

SCLO’s estate planning services are available to seniors living in the New Mexico counties of Valencia, Torrance, Bernalillo, and Sandoval. Simple wills cost $200 for a single person or $300 for a couple, and can be accompanied by a specific will bequest, minor’s trust, or transfer on death deed (TODD) revocation for $25 each. TODD services are available for $100 each, as are quitclaim deed with estates.

Individuals under the age of 60 or living outside of the four counties served by SCLO can still receive estate planning services from the organization. However, the cost of wills increases to $260 for a single person and $360 for a couple, while TODD and quitclaim deed services rise to $150. SCLO also charges these individuals for powers of attorney, cremation forms, and probate services.