Not everyone in Oregon gambles. But to succeed a lottery needs a class of people who are problem gamblers and pathological gamblers.
The reality in Oregon is that we are addicted.
A crime versus people is a crime versus God. It undercuts what it means to be a part of a caring world.
When he makes a play, he comes down the court with a big grin. He's loves being on the court.
The equipment was set up from about 11:30 this [yesterday] morning. I saw them test it and it was working, but something went wrong just before the meet got under way.
We take full responsibility, but we are always looking at ways that the technical aspects of the meets could flow.
There is no question about that. We do have to step up to the plate in that area. I think we are confident and if you look at the Under-17 Boys, six of them qualifying in the 100. That is a very good sign.
We are taking particular interest in the relays this time around and not just running with if we have somebody that can run a 100.
It's a good team though that works very closely and very well together, and all those people putting that effort in, then I'm sure we will improve dramatically from where we are now as the season goes on.
Some other people are very lucky and always get in to the very best teams at the very best times and therefore go out and score lots of championship points and be in with a chance of the championship.
From where started, I think it is too far down to try and win a championship at the end of the season, although we had a very good first race at Mondello and scored some good points.
The one I was driving for at the time, Nissan, they pulled out after they won the championship, because it was costing millions of pounds to do a national championship and ok, that might be ok when you're doing an international championship, but not for a national one.
It will be hard work. It's always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team - technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers - everyone in the team.
The team is very enthusiastic - everyone is trying hard to do their best, and everyone is putting a lot of effort in to moving forward and getting the right results and it's a very good, close-knit team.
Unfortunately we don't have all the bits and pieces on the car that we had hoped to have by this stage so we've got to make as good a job as we can with what we have and we feel we are doing well with that at the moment.