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Gerry Ryan in 2010

3:41pm UK, Friday April 30, 2010

One of Ireland’s best known broadcasters Gerry Ryan, who hosted TV and radio shows, has been found dead in his Dublin apartment.

The 53-year-old was a hugely popular and often controversial character, widely credited with inventing talk radio in Ireland.

The father-of-five’s body was found at the property on Leeson Street in central Dublin this morning.

Gardai are investigating, though foul play is not suspected.

Ryan had presented his Gerry Ryan Show on Irish radio for two decades and was one of the most recognisable faces on Irish TV.

He also co-presented the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest and stood in as presenter for one edition of RTE’s Late Late Show in 2008.

from:  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Gerry-Ryan-Top-RTE-Irish-Television-Host-Found-Dead-At-His-Home-In-Dublin/Article/201004415623205?lpos=World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid=ARTICLE_15623205_Gerry_Ryan%2C_Top_RTE_Irish_Television_Host_Found_Dead_At_His_Home_In_Dublin

Gerry Ryan was born on June 4th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Ryan

June 4th, 1956

6 + 4 +1+9+5+6 = 31 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Scrimmage.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Trainer.  Martial arts.  Wrestling.  Grappling.  Drums.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Tease.  Taunt.  Ruckus.  Noise.  Dissonance.  Disturbance.  Strife.  Squabbles.  Quarrels.  Feuds.  Antagonism.  Rivalry.  Agitation.  Rowdy.  Wild.  Troublemaker.  Disorderly conduct.  Scandal. 

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 April 29, 2010

Dorothy Provine, the leggy, blond actress perhaps best known for her quirky role in the Stanley Kramer movie “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and as the flouncy nightclub singer on the 1960s television series “The Roaring ’20s,” died on Sunday in Bremerton, Wash. She was 75 and lived on Bainbridge Island, Wash.

The cause was emphysema, her husband, Robert Day, said.

Ms. Provine appeared in more than 40 film and television productions, starting in 1958 in the title role in the movie “The Bonnie Parker Story.” Five years later, Mr. Kramer cast her as Emmeline Marcus Finch, the only character in “Mad, Mad World” not obsessed with finding $350,000 in buried treasure. Among the marquee names with whom she starred were Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett and Edie Adams.

In 1960 and ’61, Ms. Provine played Pinky Pinkham, the Charleston-dancing flapper in the ABC-TV series “The Roaring ’20s,” a drama about racketeers and reporters who often ended up at the speakeasy where Pinky performed.

“It is Dorothy’s oooohing and shimmying that have kept the series afloat,” Time magazine said in May 1961. Shimmying came to her early on.

Dorothy Michelle Provine was born on Jan. 20, 1935, in Deadwood, S.D., one of three daughters of Virgil and Kathleen Provine. “As a child she dressed up in pillowcase sheaths with her little sister and learned the Charleston,” Time magazine said.

Besides her husband, Robert, a movie director whom she married in 1968, Ms. Provine is survived by her sisters, Patricia Coldiron and Susan Cameron; and her son, Robert.

While studying acting at the University of Washington in the mid-1950s, Ms. Provine got a job handing out prizes on a local television quiz show. She dropped out of school and moved to Hollywood in 1957 and was soon cast as the notorious female bank robber in the low-budget movie “The Bonnie Parker Story.”

Among her other credits, Ms. Provine acted in “Good Neighbor Sam” (1964), “That Darn Cat!” (1965), “The Great Race” (1965) and “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die” (1966).

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/arts/30provine.html

Dorothy Michelle Provine

4            7          7

her primary challenge (DP) and her salvation number (MP) BOTH = 47 = The future.  Tomorrow.  Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Marquee. 

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Laura Bush's Memoirs Address Fatal Car Crash
Wednesday April 28, 2010 12:00 PM EDT
Laura Bush’s Memoirs Address Fatal Car Crash
Reversing a long-held position about remaining quiet about the fateful incident, Laura Bush is now discussing the November 1963 car crash in Midland, Texas, that killed a high school friend – which she says has haunted her for her entire life, according to the former first lady’s soon-to-be published memoir, Spoken from the Heart.

According to the book, a copy of which has been obtained by The New York Times, 17-year-old Laura Welch (Bush’s maiden name) was driving her father’s Chevrolet Impala with a girlfriend as passenger, rushing to a drive-in movie when she ran a stop sign and hit the car being driven by her school’s star athlete, Mike Douglas.

“In those awful seconds, the car door must have been flung open by the impact and my body rose in the air until gravity took over and I was pulled, hard and fast, back to earth,” she writes, according to The Times. Later, she says, “I was praying that the person in the other car was alive. In my mind, I was calling ‘Please, God. Please, God. Please, God,’ over and over and over again.”

Bush blames the accident on the fact that she and her friend were talking in the car, the road was pitch black, the intersection was dangerous, the stop sign was small and Douglas’s car was unsafe.

She says her guilt was compounded by the fact that she slept through the victim’s funeral – after his parents had said they did not want her to attend it. She is also sorry that she never reached out to the parents afterward, though the sound of Douglas’s mother crying, heard through the thin curtain in the emergency room, has remained with her.

from:  http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20364778,00.html

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On the night of November 6, 1963, 17-year-old Laura Welch ran a stop sign in the family Chevy at the intersection of State Highway 349 and Farm Road 868 near Midland, Texas. She plowed into a Corvair sedan, killing its driver — classmate (and purported boyfriend) Michael Dutton Douglas.
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Laura Bush was born on November 4th, 1946
November 6th, 1963
November 4th
11 + 4 +1+9+6+3 = 34 = her personal year (from November 4th, 1963 to November 4th, 1964) = Speed.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Vehicle.  Acceleration.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Speeding up.  Full throttle.  Adrenaline.  Cars.  Driving.  Race track.  Tires.  Wheels.  Races.  Road.  Lane.  Traffic.  Urgent.  Hurry.  Rush.  Busy.  Zip.  Zoom.  Dash.  Dart.  Slowing down.  Brakes. 
34 year + 11 (November) = 45 = her personal month (from November 4th, 1963 to December 4th, 1963) = Apologies.  I’m sorry.  Hurt.  Pain.  Issues.  Problems.  Mistakes.  Blunder.  Gaffe.  Regret.  Permanent.  Scars.  Blood.  Smudge.  Mar.  Stain.  Damage.  Broken.  Disappointment.  Brooding.  Seething.  Resentment.  Blame.  Fault.  Stare.  Omen.  Cringe.  Wince.  Heavy.  Hardened.  Hard knocks.  Self-destructive.  Controlling.  Grudge.  Revenge.  Vendetta.
45 month + 6 (6th of the month on November 6th, 1963) = 51 = her personal day = Mean.  Cruel.  Merciless.  Relentless.  Cold.  Unfeeling.  Unemotional.  Callous.  Dehumanize.  Mechanical.  Robotic.  Automaton. 

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Yang Yun (left) and Dong Fangxiao

Dong Fangxiao (right) was 14-years-old when she won the bronze medal
 
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 16:22 UK

Underage gymnast costs China Sydney Olympics bronze

China have been been stripped of the Olympic bronze medal won by the women’s gymnastic team at the 2000 Games in Sydney for using an underage gymnast.

The International Olympic Committee acted after investigations determined that gymnast Dong Fangxiao was only 14 years old at the 2000 Games.

Gymnasts must turn 16 during the Olympic year to be eligible.

The United States women’s team, who finished in fourth place in Sydney, will now take bronze medal

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) carried out the investigation and subsequently recommended the IOC take the medal back.

The IOC executive board upheld the request and formally stripped the medal on the first day of a two-day meeting in Dubai.

Dong was also stripped of her sixth-place result in the individual floor exercises and seventh place in the vault.

The FIG had previously cleared five Chinese gymnasts suspected of being underage at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, after Chinese officials provided original passports, ID cards and family registers showing all of the gymnasts were old enough to compete.

But the FIG had said following that investigation it was not satisfied with “the explanations and evidence provided to date” for Dong and a second gymnast, Yang Yun from the 2000 Olympic team.

However, FIG investigators did not find sufficient evidence to prove Yang, who also won a bronze medal on uneven bars in 2000, was underage so she received only a warning.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/gymnastics/8649850.stm

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dong Fangxaio

4       6          6

both her primary challenge = DF = 46

and how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = DO = 46 = Underage.

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Kristen Maloney

12:57 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2010

Pen Argyl gymnast wins Olympic medal — 10 years later

China today was stripped of a team bronze medal in women’s gymnastics from the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, elevating the United States — and Pen Argyl’s Kristen Maloney — to third place and the bronze.

In a ruling made in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the International Olympic Committee ruled that China used an underage gymnast in the Sydney Games. An investigation determined that a Chinese gymnast was 14, and gymnasts must be 16 or older — or turn 16 during the Olympic year — to be eligible.

Maloney, who trained with the Parkettes and later became an NCAA champion at UCLA, said in a 2008 interview with The Morning Call that the U.S. did “great” in the team competition in 2000.

“We had a really good team final even though we came in fourth,” she said. “Sometimes the other teams are just better, as long as you’re satisfied with your effort.”

Romania and Russia won the gold and silver, respectively, in Sydney.

Maloney was one of three U.S. women to vie for the all-around title in Sydney, but finished 20th after she landed short on her dismount from the balance beam, which knocked her out of the top 10.

from:  http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-maloney-olympic-medal-042810-cn,0,3313737.story

Kristen Maloney was born on March 10th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristen_Maloney

March 10th, 1981

3 + 10 +1+9+8+1 = 32 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  Great.  Top 10.  First place.  Number 1.  Olympics.  Medal. 

March 10th

3 + 10 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = her personal year (from March 10th, 2010 to March 9th, 2011) = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented. 

16 year + 4 (April) = 20 = her personal month (from April 10th, 2010 to May 9th, 2010) = Turning point.  Judgement.  Resolution.  Final decision.  Final answer.  Deliberations.  Verdict.  Judges.

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Ambrose R. Olsen died unexpectedly on April 22, 2010, in New York City.

Friends may call upon the family at the Durkeetown Baptist Church, 2 Durkeetown Road, Fort Edward, N.Y., on Thursday, April 29, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Durkeetown Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010.

A full obituary will be published in Wednesday’s edition of The Post-Star.

from:  http://www.poststar.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/article_24677f84-50e4-11df-b317-001cc4c03286.html

Ambrose R. Olsen

1             9  6

Both his primary challenge and the most important thing he could do = AO = 16

His primary need = A+R+O = 1+9+6 = 16

And his ages 0 to 27 was ruled by the sum of the first three letters of his first name: 1 (A (1st letter of the alphabet)) + 13 (M (13th letter of the alphabet)) + 2 (B (2nd letter of the alphabet)) = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Amazing. 

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1:00PM BST 27 Apr 2010

Manuel Noriega, Panama’s former dictator, is expected to claim diplomatic immunity when he appears in a French court on money laundering charges after being extradited from the US.

Noriega, who was released after 20 years in jail in the US on drugs charges, appeared before prosecutors at Paris’ main courthouse on Tuesday morning. He arrived from Miami early Tuesday after losing a three-year battle in US courts against being sent to France.

He will later return to hear whether he will be jailed or freed under supervision pending future hearings. Noriega’s lawyers were expected to argue that as a former national president and a prisoner of war, France’s legal system has no jurisdiction to try him.

If the rule of law is applied there should not be a trial in France because of the judicial immunity of a former head of state,” said Yves Leberquier, Noriega’s French lawyer.

Instead, he wants to return to Panama, to appeal another in absentia conviction there for murder, embezzlement and corruption, for which he was sentenced to 60 years behind bars.

Panama’s foreign minister, Juan Carlos Varela, said that the United States, “made the sovereign decision to send him to France and we respect that decision”.

“That does not mean that Panama is not going to insist by legal and diplomatic means on having Noriega return to this country to serve the sentences handed down by Panamanian courts,” Mr Varela added.

Noriega had wanted to return directly to Panama after serving 17 years in jail in the US in 2007. Since then, he has been fighting in US courts for the extradition to France to be annulled. As an elderly prisoner in Panama, he would likely be allowed to serve his term at home.

A French judge sentenced the 72-year-old to 10 years in prison in 1999, after convicting him in absentia of spending £2 million of drug money to buy luxury apartments in Paris.

French authorities promised a retrial if Noriega was extradited.

However, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, signed a ‘surrender order’ on Monday, and Noriega was immediately put on an Air France from Miami to Paris.

The CIA recruited Noriega as a spy during the 1960s and he rose to become Panama’s intelligence chief and then head of its military, and thus the country’s de facto leader – by 1983.

While still on the CIA payroll, he fixed elections in 1984 and again in 1989, and was accused of violent suppression of opponents, including ordering the murder and decapitation of Hugo Spadafora, a vocal critic.

American forces invaded Panama in 1989 to overthrow him and bring him to trial after he was accused of allowing Colombian drug cartels to use his country as a trans-shipment point for cocaine heading to the US.

Noriega took refuge in the Vatican Embassy in Panama City, but US military â psy-ops’ troops blasted him for days with deafening heavy metal and pop music.

He surrendered early in 1990 and was taken into custody to be tried in Miami.

Federal judges there handed him a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering, but the term later cut to 30 years and then reduced to 17 years for good behaviour.

from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/panama/7638731/Panamas-ex-dictator-Manuel-Noriega-to-claim-diplomatic-immunity.html

Manuel Noriega was born on February 11th, 1935

source:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Noriega%2C_Manuel

February 11th

2 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from February 11th, 2010 to February 10th, 2011) = Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Rise so high, so far to fall.  How the mighty have fallen. 

16 year + 4 (April) = 20 = his personal month (from April 11th, 2010 to May 10th, 2010) = Conscience.  Resolutions.  Turning point.  Judgement.  Forgiveness.  Atonement.  Repentance.  Penance.  Contrition.  Reparations.  Making amends.  Restitution.  Pardon.  Clemency.  Reprieve.  Appeals.  Resolutions.  Final decision.  Final answer.  Court.  Plea.  Bail.  Trial.  Deliberations.  Verdict.  Sentencing.  Judges.  Adjudicate.  Preside.  Referee.  Pound.  Gavel.  Confession.  Admission. 

20 month + 27 (27th of the month on Tuesday April 27th, 2010) = 47 = his personal day = The future.  Tomorrow.  Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name. 

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