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July 31, 2010

Teen sailor Laura Dekker says she will leave the Netherlands on Wednesday in her quest to become the youngest to circumnavigate the globe alone. But it won’t yet be the first leg of the 14-year-old’s solo voyage.

Laura said on her blog Saturday she will sail with her father to Portugal, and will begin her round-the-world venture from there later. She said she did not know when that would be.

Laura won a prolonged battle last Tuesday when a court released her from the guardianship of Dutch child protection agencies that had blocked her attempts to leave last year when she was still 13. The authorities said being alone and absent from school for so long would be harmful for her education and psychological development.

On her blog, Laura posted a picture of the schoolbooks she is taking, packed snugly in a wooden rack.

She planned to set out at 9 a.m. (0700GMT) in her 38-foot (11.5-meter) yacht Guppy from the southern Dutch harbor of Den Osse with her father Dick Dekker, who has supported Laura’s ambitions to enter the record book as the world’s youngest round-the-world sailor.

The family court in nearby Middelburg ruled that Laura’s preparations appeared adequate and it was up to her parents to decide whether to let her make the attempt. Her mother, Babs Mueller, who is separated from her father, recently withdrew her opposition.

“It’s great that I can now officially say it will happen on Wednesday,” she wrote.

In an earlier blog posting, Laura wrote that she and her father would sail together to Portugal to make final adjustments and safety checks aboard the red twin-masted ketch.

Laura, who was born on a yacht off the coast of New Zealand, has been whittling away at the objections to her unassisted voyage since the authorities stepped in last year. She got a bigger, sturdier sailboat, took courses in first aid and learned to suture her own wounds, and practiced coping with sleep deprivation. She made at least one solo trip across the North Sea to England.

But her plans and legal wrangles have contributed to a global debate over the wisdom of allowing ever-younger sailors to take on the risks of sailing the high seas alone.

Concerns were heightened in June when American teen Abby Sunderland had to be rescued in the Indian Ocean. A wave snapped the mast off her yacht and left her helpless until she was eventually rescued by a French fishing boat more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) west of Australia.

Laura is trying to beat the record set last May by Australian Jessica Watson, who was 16 years old when she completed a 210-day voyage on her 34-foot (10-meter) yacht, Ella’s Pink Lady, around the world. Watson says she has just completed a book on her experience.

Watson remained at sea nonstop for her trip around the globe, but Laura plans to stop at several ports along the way where she can meet family and rest.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wirestory?id=11295407&page=1

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Laura Dekker was born on September 20th, 1995 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Dekker

September 20th

9 +20 +2+0+0+9 = 40 = her personal year (from September 20th, 2009 to September 19th, 2010)

40 year + 7 (July) = 47 = her personal month (from July 20th, 2010 to August 19th, 2010) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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Friday, August 06, 2010

 

World’s Youngest Sailor Sets Sail Under the Sea Shepherd Flag

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Founder and President, Captain Paul Watson, along with Laurens de Groot, had a unique conversation around midnight on August 3, 2010 while driving north on Highway 405 from San Clemente to Los Angeles, California. It was early morning in the small Dutch harbor of Den Ostse in the Netherlands when Captain Watson called Laura Dekker—a 14-year-old sailor from the Netherlands—just as she was setting out with her 38-foot sailing yacht Guppy to begin her quest to be the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe solo.

Dekker was born on her parent’s sailing yacht off the coast of New Zealand. She has already crossed the North Sea solo at the age of thirteen. Two months ago, Dekker met with Sea Shepherd Netherlands Director Geert Vons and Laurens de Groot in the Sea Shepherd Amsterdam office. She asked if she could fly the Sea Shepherd flag and promote the efforts of Sea Shepherd during her voyage.

Vons, de Groot, and everyone else within Sea Shepherd Netherlands and Sea Shepherd International were immediately enthusiastic.

“I have always said that people should be willing to live their dreams and to be undeterred from pursuing their objectives,” said Captain Watson. “Laura fought the Dutch authorities in court and won. She was not going to let them tell her she could not follow her dreams. Sea Shepherd has always stood for the power of the individual to make a difference, to challenge the odds, and to boldly go where others have feared to venture.”

Dekker will initially sail to Portugal with her father and begin her solo voyage from there. Her first stop will be in the Canary Islands. She is also expected to stop in the Galapagos Islands, where Sea Shepherd Ecuador will organize a warm welcome for her.

Over 100 well-wishers gathered at the dockside of the southern Dutch harbour of Den Osse to wave goodbye to Dekker and her father. It was only last week, that Dekker won a bitter legal fight to overturn a child protection order that had placed her under the guardianship of social workers to stop her setting sail last year when she was thirteen. She has become a Dutch folk hero after rejecting, with parental support, claims by the child protection authorities that the long sea voyage would be too dangerous and damage her “emotional development.”

The teenager has also shrugged off warnings from NATO commanders about piracy off the Horn of Africa and hoisted the black Jolly Roger flag of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as she set sail.

“The oceans are in trouble, and the community that is best suited to defend biodiversity and marine habitats are the surfers, the scuba divers, the swimmers, and the sailors.” said Captain Watson. “I believe Laura will be a future leader in ocean conservation and this voyage will present her with the greatest educational experience possible—an intimate and thorough acquaintance with the sea and all her beauty, mystery, and challenges.”

“Bon voyage and behouden vaart, Laura,” added Captain Watson, “from the crew of all Sea Shepherd ships, as well as our directors, staff, volunteers and members.”

from:  http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100806-1.html

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July 31, 2010, 7:36 PM ET

Ryan Sheckler has won his third X Games gold, edging Nyjah Huston by less than one point as the clock ticked down on Saturday’s Super Final. Sheckler took the lead in his first of five runs, in what was essentially a warmup — albeit a warmup that included a kickflip backside boardslide on the rail, backside kickflip down the gap, a huge switch kickflip that he barely landed and a backside tailslide down the ledge that earned him a 90.33. 

With skaters given 45 seconds or two crashes per run, Sheckler appeared to have a solid hold on things until the third run, when Huston popped off a run that included a 360 flip up the gap, a switch heel to manual down the ledge, and a backside 270 boardslide. The run earned him a 91.33. 

While both Chaz Ortiz and Ryan Decenzo threw a variety of bangers in their runs, both were plagued by untimely crashes that kept them from fully challenging Sheckler or Huston. 

At his next opportunity, Sheckler seized the moment, stringing together a kickflip to boardslide, a big frontside air in the tea cup, a backside flip up the gap, a cab 360 lipslide down the rail into a frontside blunt in the little tea cup transition. The run garnered a 92.00 — cementing the podium despite Huston and Ortiz each having one last shot at Sheckler’s lead. 

Sheckler acknowledged that he wanted redemption after last year’s X Games, when he sustained an ankle injury that derailed most of the last year. “I chose X Games because I got hurt here last year and wanted to prove to myself I could come back and get a gold,” he said, taking time to also acknowledge the rabid fan base that was evident in the crowd. 

“They’re yelling the whole time,” he continued. “You don’t want to let them down, so you skate your heart out and do the best you can do.”

 from:  http://sports.espn.go.com/action/xgames/summer/2010/news/story?id=5426817

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Ryan Sheckler was born on December 30th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Sheckler

December 30th, 1989

12 + 30 +1+9+8+9 = 69 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Making money.  Earning an income.

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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

 

Ryan Sheckler

9       1

 

his primary challenge = RS = 91 = Being in the right place at the right time.

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December 30th

12 + 30 +2+0+0+9 = 53 = his personal year (from December 30th, 2009 to December 29th, 2010)

53 year + 7 (July) = 60 = his personal month (from July 30th, 2010 to August 29th, 2010)

60 month + 31 (31st of the month on Saturday July 31st, 2010) = 91 = his personal day = Being in the right place at the right time.

When his number (91 (his primary challenge)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS day!!!

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Mo Farah
Saturday, 31 July 2010 21:11 UK

Mo Farah pulled off a stunning double at the European Championships, winning the 5,000m final to add to his 10,000m gold from the opening day.

Farah became the first runner to do the Euro distance double for 20 years, emulating the achievement of Italy’s Salvatore Amin in Split in 1990.

Defending champion Jesus Espana was second, with Hayle Ibrahimov third.

Great Britain’s Chris Thompson, who was second in the 10,000m final, finished in eighth place.

Farah took the lead earlier than expected and produced a superb burst of speed in the final lap to burn off the challenge of Espana, who beat him in the European final four years ago by just half a second.

606: DEBATE
And

Afterwards, the double champion told BBC Sport he was struggling to take in the size of his achievement, but the memory of what happened last time had inspired him to victory.

“I can’t believe I’m a double champion – if you’d said to me three months ago I could have one gold, I’d settle for that,” he said.

“Four years ago I got beaten by half a second and I had that in my mind.

“I was checking on the big screen how far behind he was, on the last lap I was thinking ‘dig in, dig in’.

“I was hurting but thinking ‘don’t let him come past me’, I was working so hard – as I crossed the line I thought ‘I can’t believe I finished first’.”

Mo Farah

Farah cannot believe his Euro success

Espana was quick to congratulate Farah after his triumph.

And the Brit revealed: “He said ‘you’re a great champion’. Four years ago, he said ‘next time it’s yours’.

“He said to win one takes a lot – over the years it’s been just been me and him, he knows how hard I train.”

“You have to believe in yourself, it doesn’t come overnight – there’s lot of people in my life who have helped me since I was a junior. I want to thank everyone who’s helped me and believed in me.”

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8874520.stm

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Mohammed Farah was born on March 23rd, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo_Farah

March 23rd, 1983

3 + 23 +1+9+8+3 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.

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Jessica Ennis
Saturday, 31 July 2010 20:04 UK

Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis won European heptathlon gold after dominating the 800m finale to fend off her closest rival Nataliya Dobrynska.

Ennis ran 2 minutes 10.18 seconds, 2.12sec ahead of second-placed Ukrainian Dobrynska, to rack up a championship record 6,823 points total.

Olympic champion Dobrynska, who needed to beat Ennis by 1.2sec to strike gold, was 45 points adrift to claim silver.

German Jennifer Oeser took bronze with a total of 6,683 points.

Ennis’s gold was one of three for Britain on Saturday, and there were two silver medals as well.

GB’s total of 16 medals overall is one more than head coach Charles van Commenee’s stated target, with a day remaining in the championships.

Jessica Ennis

Ennis ‘proud’ to win European gold

“It’s been nerve-wracking having all the athletes on my heels,” admitted Ennis, who led the competition from start to finish but was pushed all the way by Dobrynska.

“It feels so good to win again. I had to raise my game, and I’m so proud to come out on top again.

“Before the 800m I just wanted to win and I have! I’m so made up.”

Earlier, Dobrynska cut Ennis’s overnight lead of 110 points to 18 after strong performances in the long jump and javelin.

World champion Ennis produced consistent leaps of 6.28m, 6.41m and 6.43m – just 8cm short of her personal best – in the first discipline of the day, the long jump.

But 28-year-old Dobrynska jumped 6.56m in her second round – 7cm down on her own best mark – to close the gap on Ennis to 68 points.

In the javelin, Ennis threw a personal best 46.71m, however, Dobrynska continued to apply pressure on the Sheffield athlete with a throw of 49.25m.

I’m a little bit afraid for her because we’re still two years away from 2012
BBC pundit Michael Johnson

The 24-year-old Briton, though, showed why she was expected to stave off Dobrynska’s challenge in the 800m finale when she stormed to the front of the field from the gun.

The Ukrainian briefly went ahead going into the final bend but Ennis reasserted her authority on the race in confident fashion before eventually storming down the home straight to win by a comfortable margin.

Her gold-winning personal best total surpasses Swede Carolina Kluft’s 2006 championship-best mark by 83 points but was was a mere eight shy of former Olympic champion Denise Lewis’s British record.

“It would have been good to have broken the British record but before the 800 I just wanted to win,” reflected Ennis.

“There’s a lot of pressure and expectation but I’m so happy with myself how I dealt with it.”

In two years’ time, that pressure is likely to be significantly greater as she goes for gold at the London 2012 Olympics.

And BBC pundit Michael Johnson, who achieved the 200-400m sprint double in his native United States at the 1996 Atlanta Games, believes Ennis faces a delicate balancing act in her preparations for the London Games.

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“As I think about the opportunity that Jessica Ennis has with 2012 coming, I’m a little bit afraid for her because we’re still two years away,” said Johnson. “You’ve got to keep everything together.

“What she’ll have to do is take it one step at a time and now focus on next year’s World Championships, not get too ahead of herself and have those goals in between now and 2012.

“It will be a phenomenal opportunity for her to participate in an Olympic Games on home soil, when it’s all coming right, when she’s at the peak of her career. She’s doing everything right at this point.

“She’s got a very level head, she knows what she wants, she’s a very focused individual. I don’t worry about [distractions], I just worry about injury and that sort of thing.”

Jessica Ennis

Ennis throws lifetime best in javelin

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8873936.stm

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Jessica Ennis was born on January 28th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Ennis

January 28th

1 + 28 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = her personal year (from January 28th, 2010 to January 27th, 2011) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  First place.  Number 1.  The greatest.  The best. 

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For three years and 70 episodes, the fans of Nickelodeon's hit tween series iCarly, starring Miranda Cosgrove, have seen the set of Carly's Web show and the living room of the Seattle apartment she shares with her older brother, Spencer, but the place where Carly sleeps at night has always been a mystery. On Friday, July 30, at 8pm, the wait is finally over as her bedroom is revealed for the very first time. Click through this slideshow to get a sneak peek of some of the incredible one-of-a-kind objects in Carly's tricked-out bedroom.Friday, July, 30, 2010, 7:30 AM

Friday, July, 30, 2010, 7:30 AM

For three years and 70 episodes, the fans of Nickelodeon’s hit tween series “iCarly,” starring Miranda Cosgrove, have seen the set of Carly’s Web show and the living room of the Seattle apartment she shares with her older brother, Spencer, but the place where Carly sleeps at night has always been a mystery. On Friday, July 30, at 8pm, the wait is finally over as her bedroom is revealed for the very first time. Click through this slideshow to get a sneak peek of some of the incredible one-of-a-kind objects in Carly’s tricked-out bedroom.

from:  http://tv.yahoo.com/slideshow/590/photos/1

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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

Miranda Cosgrove

4                        5

 

how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = ME = 45 = Mystery.  Bedroom.

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Chelsea Clinton

July 31, 2010

RHINEBECK, New York — Publicity-shy Chelsea Clinton is tying the knot Saturday evening in a wedding that has been shrouded in secrecy but is drawing reporters and celebrity watchers from around the world to this small village in hopes of catching a glimpse of a high-profile guest.

The crowd began forming midmorning after weeks of intrigue and secrecy about a ceremony with a VIP guest list said to include such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

The 30-year-old daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton was expected to wed her longtime boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, at an exclusive estate along New York’s Hudson River in a ceremony with 400 to 500 guests. Details of the wedding were kept fanatically close to the vest, with shopkeepers, innkeepers, vendors and restaurateurs sworn to secrecy. Roads were blocked off, the skies were closed over the estate and inconvenienced neighbors were soothed with a complimentary bottle of wine. 

Donna Vena drove 50 miles to Rhinebeck from her home of Mount Kisco, N.Y., in the hopes of spotting a celebrity.

“Why not?” she asked Saturday morning, a camera slung over her shoulder. “Big story. Maybe see Oprah.”

Nearby, two young women passed out slices of pizza with “I do” written in pepperoni.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the hotel where many of the guests are staying were rewarded Friday night when the Clintons exited a van arm-in-arm outside the Beekman Arms Hotel.

Shortly before 11 p.m., the former first lady, wearing a long green dress, waved to the cheering crowd waiting behind metal barricades and quickly went into the hotel. She left with the former president about a half-hour later.

Earlier Friday, Bill Clinton made an appearance around lunchtime, popping out of a car and walking a few blocks, greeting people on his way to a restaurant. Looking fit and relaxed in blue jeans and a black knit shirt, he gave easy answers to questions shouted by well-wishers and reporters.

The wedding is set to take place at Astor Courts, a secluded estate along the Hudson River built as a Beaux Arts style playground for John Jacob Astor IV more than a century ago. The estate features the sort of commanding view that once inspired Hudson River School painters, as well as 50 acres of buffer space to shield the party from prying eyes.

Chelsea Clinton and Mezvinsky were friends as teenagers in Washington, and both attended Stanford University. They now live in New York, where Mezvinsky works at G3 Capital, a Manhattan hedge fund. Mezvinsky worked previously at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker.

Clinton completed her master’s degree in public health earlier this year at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Mezvinsky is a son of former U.S. Reps. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania and Ed Mezvinsky of Iowa, longtime friends of the Clintons. His parents are divorced.

from:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/31/big-day-chelsea-clinton-wed/

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Chelsea Clinton was born on February 27th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Clinton

February 27th, 1980

2 + 27 +1+9+8+0 = 47 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 

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Bill Clinton was born on August 19th, 1946 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton

August 19th, 1946

8 + 19 +1+9+4+6 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legacy. 

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Marc Mezvinsky was born on December 15th, 1977 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Mezvinsky

December 15th, 1977

12 + 15 +1+9+7+7 = 51 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Truth.  Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Official.  Proper.  Sir.  Politics.  Campaign.  Elections.  Voting.  Government.  The State.  Mayor.  Governor.  Legislature.  Congress.  President.

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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

Marc Mezvinsky

4                  27

What he must do/has to do = MK = 42 = Relationships.  Love.  Deep sharing.  Beautiful.  Loving relationships.  True love.  Lovers.  Couple.  Significant other.  Spouse.  Bride & groom.  Wedding.  Marriage. 

how how obtains his heart’s desire = MY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 

A person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Chelsea Clinton and Bill Clinton both have a 47 life lesson.  How Marc Mezvinsky obtains his heart’s desire = 47 = Chelsea Clinton (and Bill Clinton).

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[I would not be surprised with that combo (47 and 51) if Marc plans on running for office someday.]

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 2:05 a.m.

Culpepper had a more direct tie to the league. Dennis Green, who was Culpepper’s coach for five years with the Minnesota Vikings, coaches the Mountain Lions, who were known as the California Redwoods last season.

The Redwoods had the top rusher in the league last year with running back Cory Ross but never could find consistent play from their quarterback. Green knew Culpepper could fix that and offered him the job because his contract with the Detroit Lions had expired.

“All of these guys here are great players,” Culpepper said. “It’s good that we’re going to be able to showcase our abilities on a national stage still.”

from:  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jul/29/new-ufl-stars-help/

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Dennis Green was born on February 17th, 1949 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Green

February 17th, 1949

2 + 17 +1+9+4+9 = 42 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Relationships.  Love.  Deep sharing.  Beautiful.  Loving relationships.  Significant other.  Spouse.  Marriage.  Matching.  Compatibility.  Mutuality.  Reciprocal.  Consensual.  Permission.  Likewise.  Allies.  Allegiance.  Companion.  Companionship.  Together.  Twosome.  Bonding.  Connecting. 

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February 17th

2 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 22 = his personal year (from February 17th, 2010 to February 16th, 2011)

22 year + 7 (July) = 29 = his personal month (from July 17th, 2010 to August 16th, 2010) = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.

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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

Dennis Green

4         7

 

his primary challenge = DG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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July 30, 2010

Fourteen year old amatuer Curren Caples performs during the Skateboard Park Elimination at the Event Deck at LA LIVE during X Games 16 on July 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

from:  http://www.ctpost.com/partners/slideshow/X-Games-in-Los-Angeles-1197.php#photo-2

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Curren Caples is one of the best young skateboarders out there right now, especially in transition. And there’s a contest coming up that will feature 30 of the best tranny skaters in the business on the beach skating one of the best bowl setups around. The Converse Coastal Carnage Bowl Jam is a 3 day event at the US Open of Surfing with $75,000 in prize money up for grabs, and Mr. Caples is one of the invitees.

In an ironic little side note, the person Curren is named after, none other than pro surfing legend, Tom Curren, has stood on top of the podium with a 1st place check in his hands at the US Open a few times. Now, a little over a decade later there’s another Curren about to make waves at the same contest site, but this one will be on wood and wheels.

Check out this interview Hurley did with Curren. He talks about skateboarding, surfing, migraines, money and more.

from and video at:  http://www.grindtv.com/profile/tom+morin/blog/19146/curren+caples+talks/

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 Curren Caples waas born on January 10th, 1996 according to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Curren-Caples/109291867884

January 10th, 1996

1 + 10 +1+9+9+6 = 36 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Skateboard.  Skateboarder.  Skateboarding.

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Snooki Arrested for Alleged Public Drunkenness | Nicole Polizzi

Friday July 30, 2010 04:15 PM EDT

Always outrageous, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi allegedly took things too far this time.

The petite reality star, 22, of Jersey Shore was being booked by the Seaside Heights, N.J., police department Friday after she was seen intoxicated in public, a police source confirms. Meanwhile, the cameras on her popular MTV reality show were rolling too.

Polizzi was expected to be charged with disorderly conduct, another source says.

“She didn’t hurt anyone or get in a fight,” says the second source. “She just needs to be in a drunk tank for two hours.”

A rep for the show declined to comment.

from:  http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20406763,00.html

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Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) was born on November 23rd, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooki

November 23rd, 1987

11 + 23 +1+9+8+7 = 59 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = New Jersey.   Picking up the pieces.  Salvaging what remains.  Everything thing falls apart.

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November 23rd

11 + 23 +2+0+0+9 = 45 = her personal year (from November 23rd, 2009 to November 22nd, 2010) = Painful.  Like there is a black cloud hanging over your head.  Making a mistake.  You’re being hard on yourself.  It’s all your fault.  I feel really bad about that.  Suffering in silence.  Feel sorry for.  That hurts.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt. 

45 year + 7 (July) = 52 = her personal month (from July 23rd, 2010 to August 22nd, 2010) = Gossip.  Rumors.  Tabloids.

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Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Nicole Polizzi     November 23rd, 1987

11 (November) + 14 (N is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 9 (i is the 9th letter of the alphabet) + 3 (c is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) = 37

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she has the numbers 11 (November), 26 (sum of the first three letters of the name) and 37 (11+26=37) going on.

11 = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma. 

26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good looks.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Headshot.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Oral.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Announcements.  Posters.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Emcee.  Beauticians.  Hair stylists.  Haircut.  Cosmetics.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause.  Cheer. 

37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Piscean.  Hydration.  Hydrophilic.  Wet.  Soak.  Bathe.  Bathtub.  Splash.  Water.  Swimming.  Diving.  Surfing.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Fishing.  Boat.  Boating.  Lake.  River.  Goggles.  Bubbles.  Foam.  Drinking.  Bars.  Bartenders.  Cocktails.  Alcohol.  Booze.  Drunk.  Liver.  Bladder.  Emotional roller coaster.  Emotional wreck.  Double dealing.  Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.  Emotional range.  Catch the wave.  Ride the wave.  Burst your bubble.  Playing the field.  Who’s your daddy?  A real player.  Plenty of fish in the sea.  Popping the top.  Drinking a little too much is drinking a great deal too much.  In the bottle.  Like a fish out of water.  On-again, off-again relationships.  Love/hate relationships. 

 

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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

Nicole Polizzi

5        7

 

her primary challenge = NP = 57 = Consoling.  Solace.  Tender hearted.  Heartthrob.  Heartbeat.  Condolences.  Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Tearjerker.  Tears.  Tear drops.  Crying.  Weeping.  Loneliness.  Sadness.  Broken hearted.  Separations. 

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Neil Young

July 26, 2010

Ben Keith – the veteran steel guitar played who worked with Neil Young for nearly 40 years – has died, reportedly from a heart attack. He was 73.

Young himself appears to have broken the news onstage at a show in Winnipeg on Monday, July 26, dedicating “Old Man”, from the 1972 album Harvest, to his long-standing collaborator: “This is for Ben Keith. His spirit will live on. The Earth has taken him.”

The filmmaker Jonathan Demme – who directed Young’s concert films Heart Of Gold (2006) and this year’s Neil Young Trunk Show – confirmed Keith’s death in the Los Angeles Times yesterday (July 27).

Demme called Keith “an elegant, beautiful dude, and obviously a genius. He could play every instrument. … Neil has all the confidence in the world, but with Ben on board, there were no limits. Neil has a fair measure of the greatness of his music, but he knew he was even better when Ben was there.”

Keith had already made a name for himself as a major session musician in Nashville, playing on a string of hits including Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces”, before hooking up with Young in February, 1971 for the Harvest sessions.

Speaking to UNCUT in March 2009, Keith remembered his first meeting with Young. “He wanted a steel guitar player and I lived a couple of blocks from the studio. He’d already started the sessions, and I slipped in as quiet as I could and started playing along, and we cut five songs before I really met him. I didn’t even know who he was. I’d heard of CSNY, but I didn’t know he was doing a solo LP. He seemed like a good guy, as he did music like I do it – spontaneously.”

Young appeared similarly impressed with Keith, as he recalled on an interview in The Tennessean in 2005: “Ben and I developed the style during those sessions. When we did ‘Old Man’ and talked about what he could play, I said, ‘Try to play those single notes and make it sound doubled. Just ride those babies all the way through there, that’s a great sound.”

Keith went on to play on over a dozen Young albums, including On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night, Comes A Time, Prairie Wind, Chrome Dreams II, and became a mainstay of Young’s touring bands, excluding Crazy Horse.

He also worked with Emmylou Harris, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Band, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Linda Ronstadt.

Keith’s passing is another recent loss for Young. In January, his friend, film producer Larry “L.A.” Johnson, also died from a heart attack.

from:  http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/neil_young/news/14277

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Ben Keith was born on March 6th, 1937 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Keith

March 6th, 1937

3 + 6 +1+9+3+7 = 29 = his life lesson =what he was here to learn = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Duet.  Collaborate.  Collaboration. 

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  • July 28, 2010
  • Canadian actor Maury Chaykin, who was perhaps best known in the United States for his startling cameo in “Dances With Wolves” and who more recently spoofed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on HBO’s ” Entourage,” died on Tuesday, his 61st birthday.

    Chaykin died at a Toronto hospital, said his manager, Paul Hemrend. The actor had been battling kidney problems, said Mark McKinney, who produced Chaykin’s most recent series, the HBO Canada sitcom “Less Than Kind.”

    “He was one of our greatest actors,” McKinney said. “Maury’s an actor of unparalleled gifts. You cannot learn what he had in spades.”

    from:  http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/28/local/la-me-maury-chaykin-20100728

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    Maury Chaykin was born on July 27th, 1949 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maury_Chaykin

    July 27th, 1949

    7 + 27 +1+9+4+9 = 57 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Heart pain.

     

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    July 27, 2010    2:00PM ET
    There’s some terribly sad news coming out of the Tennessee camp.

    Harry Galbreath, the 1987 Jacobs Award winner as the SEC’s best blocker, died Tuesday morning of an apparent heart ailment. Galbreath was 45.

    Easily one of the best offensive linemen to ever play for the Vols, Galbreath went on to play nine seasons in the NFL. He returned to his alma mater a couple of years ago to work on the football strength and conditioning staff, but had since left that job.

    Galbreath, known as “Harry Love” to many of his friends and former teammates, was one of the rocks on that Tennessee 1985 SEC championship team. He was a three-year starter and earned All-America honors during his senior season.

    Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer once told me that Galbreath was as tough a player as he’s ever coached. He didn’t just block people. He planted them.

    Galbreath was truly one of the Vols’ greats, and he’s gone much, much too soon.

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    Harry Galbreath was born on January 1st, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Galbreath
    January 1st, 1965
    1 + 1 +1+9+6+5 = 23 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Athlete.  Sports.

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    July 27, 2010

    Jack Tatum, the former Oakland Raiders player who earned the nickname the Assassin for his brutal hits, none of them more devastating than a blow that left New England Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley paralyzed in 1978, died Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. He was 61.

    The Raiders announced his death on their Web site. The cause was a heart attack, Tatum’s friend and former Ohio State teammate John Hicks told The Associated Press. Tatum had suffered from diabetes in recent years, leading to the amputation of a leg.

    Tatum played 10 seasons in the National Football League and won a Super Bowl ring in 1977 with the Raiders, whose outlaw image was enhanced by Tatum’s ferocious style of play.

    Tatum, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was one of the most feared hitters in football, and he came to be a symbol of a violent game. “I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault,” he wrote in a 1980 book, “They Call Me Assassin.”

    His collision with Stingley, one of the most indelible in N.F.L. history, defined Tatum’s reputation. It came on Aug. 12, 1978, in a preseason game against the Patriots at Oakland Coliseum. Stingley was running a crossing pattern, and the force of the hit fractured two vertebrae in Stingley’s neck and severely damaged his spinal cord, leaving him a quadriplegic.

    No penalty flags were thrown and Tatum was not disciplined — but Stingley and Tatum never reconciled. Tatum did not apologize for the hit, earning him considerable national scorn.

    “It was tough on him, too,” Hicks told The A.P. “He wasn’t the same person after that. For years he was almost a recluse.”

    In his 1980 book, Tatum wrote: “When the reality of Stingley’s injury hit me with its full impact, I was shattered. To think that my tackle broke another man’s neck and killed his future.”

    In 1996, Tatum and Stingley were supposed to meet for a television appearance, but Stingley called it off after being told it was to publicize a book written by Tatum. Stingley died in 2007 at the age of 55.

    “It’s not so much that Darryl doesn’t want to, but it’s the people around him,” Tatum told The Oakland Tribune in 2004. “So we haven’t been able to get through that. Every time we plan something, it gets messed up. Getting to him or him getting back to me, it never happens.”

    Tatum was involved in a number of plays that have become enshrined in N.F.L. history. In the 1977 Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings, he hit Vikings wide receiver Sammy White so hard that White’s helmet flew off, a play immortalized on highlight reels.

    And it was Tatum’s hit on Pittsburgh receiver Frenchy Fuqua in a 1972 playoff game that sent a Terry Bradshaw pass ricocheting into the arms of Franco Harris, who ran the ball in for the winning Steelers touchdown, a play christened the Immaculate Reception.

    John David Tatum was born on Nov. 18, 1948, in Cherryville, N.C., and grew up in Passaic, N.J., where he did not start playing football until he was at Passaic High School. He was such a gifted athlete that Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes recruited him as a running back before he was moved to defensive back — partly at the behest of the assistant coach Lou Holtz — where he became a two-time all-American, won a national championship in 1968 and was named the nation’s best defensive player in 1970.

    Ohio State now gives the Jack Tatum Hit of the Week award to its football players.

    Tatum was drafted 19th over all by the Raiders in 1971, and his hard-hitting style was obvious from his first N.F.L. appearance. In that game, against the Baltimore Colts, Tatum knocked out two Colts tight ends.

    Tatum was traded to the Houston Oilers in 1980 and played his last season with them before retiring at the end of the season. Afterward he worked in real estate, was a part-owner of a restaurant and worked to promote diabetes research.

    He is survived by his wife, Denise, and their three children.

    Besides “They Call Me Assassin,” Tatum wrote two other books, “They Still Call Me Assassin: Here We Go Again” (1989) and “Final Confessions of an NFL Assassin” (1996).

    “I was paid to hit, the harder the better,” he wrote in the final book. He added: “I understand why Darryl is considered the victim. But I’ll never understand why some people look at me as the villain.”

    from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/sports/football/28tatum.html

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    Jack Tatum was born on November 18th, 1948 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tatum

    November 18th, 1948

    11 + 18 +1+9+4+8 = 51 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Assassin.

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    July 30, 2010    710 AM EDT

    BUTCH PATRICK aka Eddie Munster has found love at last – at a vampire convention!

    Child star Butch  – who played Lily and Herman’s pointy-eared son on the classic ’60s sitcom The Munsters – plans to marry a former NFL cheerleader who’s been a fan of his since 1964.

    The 57-year-old actor met Donna McCall, 55, at Pennsylvania’s DraculaCon II in May – and it was love at first bite!

    “As a little girl, Donna wrote fan letters to Butch when The Munsters aired in prime time,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

    “They met at the vampire show in May, immediately started dating and fell in love.”

    Donna, a retired pharmacist who was a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader from 1976 to 1979, told The ENQUIRER:  “My first crush was Butch Patrick. I met him for the first time, but I feel like I’ve known him FOREVER . . .”

    from:  http://www.nationalenquirer.com/eddie_munster_butch_patrick_marries_fan_cherleader_/celebrity/69078

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    Eddie’s getting married!

    This has got to be one of the most unabashedly romantic stories I have ever heard. It’s got the perfect amount of cheese, sap and sincerity to make your little heart swell and burst.

    Or if you’re a dude writing for Manolith, it’s so freakin’ awesome that Eddie Munster is getting hitched to a former Phildelphia Eagles cheerleader! Not bad for a young werewolf…which is what Eddie was–though I always thought he was a Vampire-Werewolf mixed-breed.

    Stereotypes aside, Donna McCall was a huge fan of the hit TV show “The Munsters” back in the 60s, and as a fan of the show, she naturally wrote fan letters to her childhood crush, Butch Patrick, who played Eddie.

    I have always loved Butch Patrick for his willingness to embrace this chapter of his life, and his willingness to smile when d-bags like myself call him Eddie Munster in public. Regardless, Butch carried on a correspondence with McCall in 1964, during the show’s first season.

    After the show ended, life happened, but a few years ago McCall reached out to Patrick once again, this time via email. After staying in touch for quite some time, the two agreed to meet at this year’s DraculaCon II. After having known one another for years, they finally met, a whirlwind romance began, and not long after, Butch popped the question. Donna said yes, of course. These two crazy kids have set up home together in West Chester, PA.

    from:  http://www.manolith.com/2010/07/30/donna-mccall-set-to-marry-eddie-munster/

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    Butch Patrick was born on August 2nd, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butch_Patrick

    August 2nd, 1953

    8 + 2 +1+9+5+3 = 28 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Unabashedly.

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    August 2nd

    8 + 2 +2+0+0+9 = 21 = his personal year (from August 2nd, 2009 to August 1st, 2010)

    21 year + 7 (July) = 28 = his personal month (from July 2nd, 2010 to August 1st, 2010) = Unabashedly.

    When his number (28 (8 + 2 +1+9+5+3 = 28)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS month!!!

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    July 30, 2010

    A House committee took the “right course” by moving ahead with plans for a public trial of New York Rep. Charles Rangel on ethics charges, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told “Good Morning America” this morning.

    “There is a bipartisan committee in the House that’s looking into some very serious charges. We believe that’s the right course, and we’re not going to prejudge the outcome of that trial,” said Gibbs.

    The trial sets the stage for an awkward spectacle for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.

    Rangel, 80, who was formerly chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, stands accused of 13 counts of violating House rules. He has denied any wrongdoing.

    “Even though they are serious charges, I’m prepared to prove that the only thing I’ve ever had in my 50 years of public service is service,” Rangel told reporters Thursday night. “That’s what I’ve done and if I’ve been overzealous providing that service, I can’t make an excuse for the serious violations.”

    An adjudicatory committee of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats could hear Rangel’s case beginning in September. If the charges are upheld, Rangel could face a humiliating report on his actions, a public reprimand or censure by the House, or expulsion, which is considered unlikely.

    Still, the spotlight on Rangel, a 40-year House veteran, could pose a political liability for Democrats and the administration, which have made ethics reform a cornerstone of their leadership in Washington.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously pledged to “drain the swamp” and “make this the most honest, ethical and open congress in history,” when Democrats took control in 2006.

    “I feel confident that this party and this president have a record of ethics, ethics reform and taking on the special interests that we’re happy to put in front of the American people in November,” said Gibbs.

    Republicans appear poised to make inroads in the House, needing to win back only 39 seats to take a majority, and they have taken aim at the Rangel affair.

    “This isn’t about Charlie Rangel. This is about Speaker Pelosi’s most glaring promise that she’s broken,” House Minority Leader John Boehner said Thursday.

    Rumors of a possible plea deal between Rangel and the committee surfaced late Thursday, but no settlement has been announced. Republicans signaled publicly during a preliminary hearing that the time for negotiating has passed.

    “Mr. Rangel was given multiple opportunities to settle this matter. Instead, he chose to move forward to the public trial phase,” said Rep. Jo Bonner of Alabama, the senior Republican on the ethics panel.

    Republican Rep. Mike McCaul of Texas also suggested Rangel was headed for certain public trial. “Let me be clear that Mr. Rangel was given the opportunity to negotiate a settlement during the investigation phase,” said McCaul yesterday. “But this is the trial phase.”

    from:  http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/charles-rangel-ethics-trial-moves-forward-robert-gibbs/story?id=11282552

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    Charlie Rangel was born on June 11th, 1930 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_wrangle

    June 11th

    6 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = his personal year (from June 11th, 2010 to June 10th, 2011) = 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. 

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    Li Ka-Shing 
    30 July 2010   05:50 ET

    A consortium headed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing has agreed a deal to buy the UK networks of French power group EDF for £5.8bn ($9.1bn).

    The group includes his holding company Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI), Hongkong Electric, which is 40%-owned by CKI, and the Li Ka-Shing Foundation.

    The bid has been mooted for a number of months.

    EDF also announced a drop in profits for the first half of the year of almost 50% against a year earlier.

    Net profit for six months to the end of June was 1.6bn euros ($2.1bn; £1.3bn), compared with 3.1bn euros in the first six months of 2009.

    Who is Li Ka-Shing?

    Continue reading the main story

    • Born in 1928 in Southeastern China
    • Quit school at 12 and fled to Hong Kong to escape war
    • Founded Cheung Kong Industries in 1950
    • Founded philanthropic Li Ka-Shing Foundation in 1980
    • Founded Shantou University in 1981
    • Worth $21bn (£13.5bn), making him the world’s 14th richest man, according to Forbes
    • Often referred to as Superman in Hong Kong in recognition of his business success

    This was largely due to a provision of 1.1bn euros for risks related to the company’s activities in the US.

    ‘Irrevocable offer’

    Mr Li is the world’s 14th richest man and owns a wide range of interests around the world, including Superdrug in the UK.

    He also has stakes in numerous UK utility companies, including Cambridge Water, Southern Water and distributor Northern Gas Networks.

    EDF said it had received “an irrevocable offer” from his consortium “to acquire 100% of EDF Energy’s ownership in its UK regulated and non-regulated network activities”.

    This encompasses the infrastructure EDF owns in the UK, such as cables and substations. It is not selling its power generation and supply interests, which means business and retail customers will continue to buy their electricity from EDF.

    Last October, the company said it was looking at the possibility of selling its UK electricity distribution business.

    It needs to raise funds to reduce its debt levels.

    EDF operates about 100,000 miles of cable across London, the South East and eastern England, supplying some eight million homes and about a fifth of the UK’s energy.

    Rebecca Seabury, from energy analyst Inenco, said: “We would expect that as a new entrant in the electricity distribution industry, CKI will shake the market up, which may lead to increased competition and subsequently reduced prices.

    “The energy industry has traditionally been very much vertically integrated between distribution, supply and generation and so we believe the UK power industry will benefit from a new player.”

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    Li Ka-Shing was born on July 29th, 1928 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-Shing
    July 29th, 1928
    7 + 29 +1+9+2+8 = 56 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Negotiations.  Agreements.
     
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    July 29th
    7 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 39 = his personal year (from July 29th, 2010 to July 28th, 2011) = Deals.

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    07-30-10 09:56 AM 

    Bristol Palin’s friends have told RadarOnline.com that she is heartbroken after finding out that her fiance Levi Johnston may have impregnated his ex-girlfriend, Lanesia Garcia. In fact, Bristol may be having second thoughts about going through with the wedding, although a Palin family representative said, “no official decision has been made.”

    Earlier in the week, the National Enquirer reported that Garcia was pregnant and she and Johnston were together when he was single last year. A source says that Johnston claims the baby isn’t his, but that, “Levi is one of three possible fathers who were with Lanesia during the probable week of conception.”

    In 2008, Garcia talked to UK’s News Of The World, revealing that she and Levi were in a three-year-long relationship before her then-best friend Bristol stole him away from her. Via PopCrunch:

    Here’s what Lanesia said at the time: “I didn’t believe it, I never dreamt she was capable of doing that to me. But when I called her she just said, ‘I’m so sorry, I couldn’t help it. Levi and I are together now and I think he’s the man for me.’ I put the phone down and have not talked to her since. I was distraught for a year — I missed Bristol desperately but also Sarah, who was like a second mom to me. Neither of them have tried to contact me, though — which says something about how ruthless they can be. The phrase Sarah used comparing herself to a lipstick-wearing pit bull is spot on.”

    from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/30/levi-johnston-ex-lanesia_n_664897.html

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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

    Lanesia Garcia

    3           71    1

     

    her primary challenge = LG = 37 = Paternity. 

    the most important thing she can/cannot do and how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire both = LA = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Tease.  Taunt.  Ruckus.  Noise.  Dissonance.  Disturbance.  Struggles.  Strife.  Squabbles.  Quarrels.  Altercation.  Feuds.  Antagonism.  Rivalry.  Agitation.  Rowdy.  Wild.  Troublemaker.  Disorderly conduct.  Havoc.  Scandal.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Here comes trouble.  It takes two to make a quarrel.  Gettiing into the mix.  Out of spite.  Getting your goat.  I can’t compete with you.  Working at cross purposes. 

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    Pfc Bradley Manning 
    30 July 2010   11:30 ET

    A soldier accused of leaking video of a deadly helicopter attack in Iraq has been transferred to a base in the US.

    US Army Pfc Bradley Manning is to stand trial on charges he gave video of the attack, which killed a Reuters photographer, to website Wikileaks.

    The Pentagon is also investigating whether he gave the site 90,000 documents on the war in Afghanistan.

    On Friday a White House aide begged whoever possessed the Afghan files not to release any more.

    “It’s important that no more damage be done to our national security,” Robert Gibbs said on NBC’s Today show.

    The US Army said on Friday Pfc Manning, 22, had been moved from Kuwait to Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, where he will be held pending trial.

    The Pentagon said this week investigators were extending the helicopter attack video investigation to find out whether Pfc Manning was involved in leak of the Afghanistan documents, with a spokesman describing him as a “person of interest”.

    ‘Afghan blood’But a Pentagon spokesman has said the investigation is “broader” than Pfc Manning.

    The US government maintains the massive dump of documents onto the website put lives at risk.

    “We can do nothing but implore the person that has those classified top secret documents not to post any more,” Mr Gibbs said on Friday.

    And, on Thursday, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said: “The truth is [Wikileaks] might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.”

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has dismissed the accusation, saying the US government has presented no evidence innocent people or informants have been harmed by the leaks.

    On Friday, he pledged to continue document releases.

    “We will not be suppressed,” he said. “We will continue to expose abuses by this administration and others.”

    The documents, which Wikileaks have called the Afghan War Diary, were first described in news reports late on Sunday.

    Among other revelations, they describe in new detail civilian deaths, claim members of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency have backed the Taliban in Afghanistan, and state the Taliban has used surface-to-air missiles to down coalition aircraft.

    from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10820044

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    Once again, Wikileaks has revealed controversial information regarding US and Coalition troops’ involvement in an ongoing war. In May, 22-year old Private First Class Bradley E. Manning of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested for sending details to the online leak source. Manning had been based in Forward Operating Base Hammer in Iraq, and had boasted of leaking a video of a helicopter gunship attack in Baghdad, where civilians appear to have been killed. That video, released in April by Wikileaks, was only a section of the thousands of documents he had allegedly passed on. His data had been collected between November 19, 2009 and May 2010. A website has been set up to support Manning against the charges leveled at him.

    Now, a massive dump of information has appeared on the Wikileaks website, relating to the War in Afghanistan, and most of it is exceedingly damaging to the image of the war that has recently been presented by the administration. A total of 92,000 documents have been placed online. Once loaded and decompressed, these documents fill up 3.5 Gb of disk space.
     
    The whistle-blower site agreed to send previews of these documents to the New York Times, the German magazine  Der Spiegel and the Guardian (all news sources with a left-wing bias) to allow them to prepare for simultaneous publication.
     
    The “Afghan War Logs” claim to be about information from 2004 to 2010, but it seems that the relevant data ends at around 2009, and as such, the data cannot be used as a measure of what is currently going on.
     
    The person who passed on the original material apparently wanted certain material to be held back, for fear of risking military lives. That individual seems to be Bradley E. Manning. But what is already in the public domain as of today, via the Guardian, Der Spiegel and New York Times, involves the following.
     
    ·         There is a so-called “black unit” run by American military forces which is charged with hunting down Taliban leaders and killing them without trial. Under Obama, these operations have become more frequent, and civilians are said to have been killed in such operations. The identities of these Taliban targets were kept on a capture-list of around 70 members, which was used by a secret commando unit named Task Force 373.
     
    ·         Certain rumors that have been reported for the past few years (often based upon leaks from key US intelligence officials) have been confirmed: that Pakistan’s military intelligence unit, the ISI, has been closely involved with supporting Afghanistan and the insurgents, giving advice to the Taliban and allowing free association of ISI and Taliban. The ISI has even been involved with plotting assassinations of members of the Afghan government. This is while Pakistan annually receives $1 billion in American funding.
     
    ·         Deadly unmanned drone aircraft, operated from a base in Nevada, are being used more frequently in airstrikes.
     
    ·         The Taliban has access to heat-seeking missiles. During the Russian war in Afghanistan, this was suspected. The Afghans have not had much success with these heat-seeking missiles, but the American forces have apparently tried to suppress this information.
     
    ·         Funds sent to Afghanistan for humanitarian aid have gone missing – almost certainly going to the insurgents. An orphanage set up in Gardez was shown to have had no orphans a year after its opening.
     
    ·         Coalition partners have allegedly been involved in revenge attacks. On August 16, 2007, following a roadside IED attack, a Polish contingent attacked a village, and fired mortars – one of which detonated on the roof a home where a wedding party was going on with members of the Jalal Zaid tribe. One man, four women and a baby were killed at the scene, and three women were injured. One of these was nine months pregnant. The Polish soldiers were apparently sent home soon after the incident.
     
    ·         The British army has been involved in at least 21 cases of Afghan civilians being shot or killed. These incidents have not been mentioned previously by the British military, politicians or press.
     
    Until very recently Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, had denied that there was a large cache of material, while his website was obviously liaising with the three newspapers for them to get their “scoop”.
     
    In an interview on Britain’s Channel 4 news, Australian-born Assange stated that
     
    “we have a stated commitment to a particular kind of process and objective, and that commitment is to get censored material out and never to take it down. That commitment has driven our technical and legal process and has resulted in sources understanding that we are the most trusted organization to give material to and we always fight attempted censorship and have always won…
     
    … But we are creating a space behind us for other media and publishing organizations to operate in a safer way and that, I think, will have long term consequences.”
     
    On a few occasions, we have reported here on FSM the ongoing involvement of Hamid Gul – who was head of the ISI between 1987 and 1989 – in providing assistance to the Taliban and also insurgents. Our mentions can be found here, here and here. The documents, according to the New York Times, which has time to study their documents, state that:
     
    General Gul is mentioned so many times in the reports, if they are to be believed, that it seems unlikely that Pakistan’s current military and intelligence officials could not know of at least some of his wide-ranging activities.
     
    For example, one intelligence report describes him meeting with a group of militants in Wana, the capital of South Waziristan, in January 2009. There, he met with three senior Afghan insurgent commanders and three “older” Arab men, presumably representatives of Al Qaeda, who the report suggests were important “because they had a large security contingent with them.”
     
    Gul was said in several of the leaked reports to have visited madrassas in Peshawar (capital city of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province, near the borderlands with Afghanistan) to have looked for recruits to fight in the Afghan Taliban vs Coalition troops conflict. Gul denied the reports, stating: “I have had no hand in it. American intelligence is pulling cotton wool over your eyes.”
     
    Though the leaked data does not cover events after December 2009, they may shed some light on a strange incident that took place in Pakistan in spring of this year. When former ISI senior operative, Khalid Khawaja, was kidnapped in March this year in North Waziristan, he was shown in a “confession” video stating that he had been sent to talk to insurgents by Hamid Gul. Also kidnapped with Khawaja was another former senior ISI figure – Colonel Imam Sultan Tarar. The two men stated on a video that they had been following advice given by former Army Chief General Aslam Baig and former DG ISI Lieutenant General (retd) Hamid Gul. Khawaja had added that a currently-serving ISI official, Colonel Sajjad, had urged the men to visit Taliban leaders. Khawaja was subsequently murdered, and the fate of Colonel Imam and British documentary maker Asad Qureshi (who was accompanying the two former ISI officials) is unknown.
     
    Last night, the White House sent out a memo to reporters called “Thoughts on Wikileaks” which included the following:
     
     I don’t think anyone who follows this issue will find it surprising that there are concerns about ISI and safe havens in Pakistan. In fact, we’ve said as much repeatedly and on the record. Attached please find a document with some relevant quotes from senior USG officials.
     
    The period of time covered in these documents (January 2004-December 2009) is before the President announced his new strategy. Some of the disconcerting things reported are exactly why the President ordered a three month policy review and a change in strategy.
     
    Note the interesting graphs (pasted below) from the Guardian’s Wikileaks story. I think they help put these documents in context.
     
    4) As you report on this issue, it’s worth noting that Wikileaks is not an objective news outlet but rather an organization that opposes US policy in Afghanistan.
     
    The White House email made reference to mentions made by President Obama on the subject of Afghanistan, which can be found here (pdf), and also a specific passage in the Guardian’s reporting:
     
    But for all their eye-popping details, the intelligence files, which are mostly collated by junior officers relying on informants and Afghan officials, fail to provide a convincing smoking gun for ISI complicity. Most of the reports are vague, filled with incongruent detail, or crudely fabricated. The same characters – famous Taliban commanders, well-known ISI officials – and scenarios repeatedly pop up. And few of the events predicted in the reports subsequently occurred.
     
    A retired senior American officer said ground-level reports were considered to be a mixture of “rumours, bullsh*t and second-hand information” and were weeded out as they passed up the chain of command. “As someone who had to sift through thousands of these reports, I can say that the chances of finding any real information are pretty slim,” said the officer, who has years of experience in the region.
     
    If anything, the jumble of allegations highlights the perils of collecting accurate intelligence in a complex arena where all sides have an interest in distorting the truth.
     
    National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones also issued a condemnation in a press release:
     
    The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national security. Wikileaks made no effort to contact us about these documents – the United States government learned from news organizations that these documents would be posted. These irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with Afghanistan and Pakistan; to defeat our common enemies; and to support the aspirations of the Afghan and Pakistani people.

    The documents posted by Wikileaks reportedly cover a period of time from January 2004 to December 2009. On December 1, 2009, President Obama announced a new strategy with a substantial increase in resources for Afghanistan, and increased focus on al Qaeda and Taliban safe-havens in Pakistan, precisely because of the grave situation that had developed over several years. This shift in strategy addressed challenges in Afghanistan that were the subject of an exhaustive policy review last fall. We know that serious challenges lie ahead, but if Afghanistan is permitted to slide backwards, we will again face a threat from violent extremist groups like al Qaeda who will have more space to plot and train. That is why we are now focused on breaking the Taliban’s momentum and building Afghan capacity so that the Afghan government can begin to assume responsibility for its future. The United States remains committed to a strong, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan.

    Since 2009, the United States and Pakistan have deepened our important bilateral partnership. Counter-terrorism cooperation has led to significant blows against al Qaeda’s leadership. The Pakistani military has gone on the offensive in Swat and South Waziristan, at great cost to the Pakistani military and people. The United States and Pakistan have also commenced a Strategic Dialogue, which has expanded cooperation on issues ranging from security to economic development. Pakistan and Afghanistan have also improved their bilateral ties, most recently through the completion of a Transit-Trade Agreement. Yet the Pakistani government – and Pakistan’s military and intelligence services – must continue their strategic shift against insurgent groups. The balance must shift decisively against al Qaeda and its extremist allies. U.S. support for Pakistan will continue to be focused on building Pakistani capacity to root out violent extremist groups, while supporting the aspirations of the Pakistani people.

     
    There is much that historians could learn from the documents in terms of how intelligence was recorded, but so far, it can only be hoped that these documents will not lead to danger for US and Coalition troops. The worst aspects of such leaks, while a war is in progress, will be their effects upon morale. The problem is not the morale of American and coalition forces, who are unlikely to be too dispirited by what is revealed, but the morale of the enemy. Morale-boosting for Islamist supporters of the insurgencies, and also the liberal/progressive anti-war activists, happened after images from Abu Ghraib prison were released.
     
     
    The Abu Ghraib pictures were seized upon not just for what they were – an example of poor control of a prison by a few individuals from one unit – but for what they allegedly represented. The myth circulated that if these pictures were the ones that got released, it was rational to assume these would have been the tip of an iceberg; that there “must” have been a bigger stash of pictures that would never make it into the public domain, featuring even worse abuse.
     
    When the video of the shooting incident from Iraq was revealed by Wikileaks in April, it sent a wave of hysteria through Islamist websites. The implied message on these sites was that the shooting was a confirmation of what Islamists had alleged all along – that the evil American Crusaders deliberately chose to murder Muslims.
     
    In an era of international mass-communication via the internet, where supporters of Islamism and terrorism have already established themselves and where propaganda can be disseminated at the click of a mouse, the revelations of Wikileaks will be used in the propaganda war.
     
    In modern times, from the First World War onwards, propaganda has been as integral part of warfare strategy as weaponry, intelligence and manpower. And here, Wikileaks and its left-leaning founder and editor Julian Assange is certainly attempting to change the course of the war by revealing this information.
     
    In his Channel 4 interview he stated:
     
    “We’ve seen legislative consequences as a result [of previous leaks on other issues], we’ve seen changes in governance, ministers being fired and so on. Clear cut outcomes. Other outcomes are more diffuse – for example, how a population feels about the progress of a war. This is something that’s not easy to measure. Does it result in concrete policy changes? We know it does, but it’s hard to correlate…
     
    … They [the current leaked documents] cover all US military operations, with the exclusion of some special forces operations and the CIA. It covers each civilian kill, each military kill, when and where it happened. It is the most comprehensive history of a war ever to be published during the course of the war….
     
    … The nearest equivalent is perhaps the Pentagon Papers released by Daniel Ellsberg in the 1970s, which was about 10,000 papers – but that was already four years old when it was released.”
     
    There are 92,000 documents in the current online leak. Assange states that he has held back some on account of their potential to compromise some ongoing operations, though Assange is in no position to decide which documents could compromise lives and which may not. If Bradley Manning is the originator of these documents, he certainly would not be in any position to know the deeper strategic implications of the documents he allegedly passed on.
     
    Assange claims that the full complement of the “Afghan War Logs” involves 200,000 documents. More revelations will be fed out by Wikileaks as Assange sees fit, and once again the “progressive” news sources who had the “scoop” will find their circulation benefiting from the revelations. Expect more comments and articles on this subject…….
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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

    Bradley E. Manning

                 5  4

     

    his salvation/undoing number = EM = 54 = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Conversational.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  Scout.  Intelligence gathering.  Surveillance.  Confirm.  Confirmation.  Witness.  Observe.  View.  Watch.  Oversee.  Overlook.  Overhear.  Listen.  Ears.  Audiotape.  Videotape.  Recording.  Footage.  Scan.  Snippet.  Inquire.  Interview.  Interrogate.  Questions.  Querent.  Discussion.  Forums.  Laboratory.  Research.  Specimen.  Documentation.  Factors.  Congruence.  Correlation.  Verbatim.  Quote.  Recite.  Extemporaneous.  Improvisation.  Demonstrate.  Examples.  Exhibit.  Programming.  Technology.  Internet.  Online.  Interface.  Simulation.  Virtual.  Cyber.  Digital.  Monitor.  Screen.  Graphics.  Frame.  Cover.  Holographic.  3D.  Transparency.  Superimpose.  Phase.  Software.  Version.  Modify.  Enhancements.  Characteristics.  Identity.  Alias.  Screen name.  Avatar.  Profile.  Video.  Download.  Upload.  Sensor.  Stimuli.  Dashboard.  Vicarious.  Chameleon.  Mockingbird.  Parrot.  Copy.  Imitate.  Impersonate.  Impression.  Mimic.  Photocopy.  Duplicate.  Transcribe.  Dialogue.  Narrate.  Documentary.  Recital.  Fluency.  Conversant.  Language.  Bilingual.  Multilingual.  Interpret.  Translator.  Lingo.  Approximate.  Pause.  Dubbing.  Voice overs.  Make over.  Masks.  Disguise.  Camouflage.  Confidant.  Spy.  Infiltrate.  Insider.  Undercover.  Covert.  Secret agent.  Incognito.  Debrief.  (De)code.  Decipher.  Uncover.  Expose.  Erase.  Data.  Documents.  Memoir.  Autobiography.  Distraction.  Coy.  Cunning.  Outsmart.  Replacement.  Pretender.  Poseur.  Impostor.  Copycat.  Replica.  Layers.  Veneer.  Facade.  Nosy.  Snitch.  Tattle tale.  Fink.  Informant.  Leak.  Filter.  Revise.  Restore.  Reverse.  Janus.  Two-faced.  Flip-flopper.  Ping pong.  Fickle.  Raw.

     

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    July 30, 2010
    Mark Wahlberg Joins the Walk of Fame

    Actor Mark Wahlberg got his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

    The Perfect Storm star brought his wife, model Rhea Durham, and their four children, Rae, Grace Margaret, Brendan Joseph and Michael, along to celebrate. “I’m so happy my kids are sitting through this,” Wahlberg said, according to the BBC. “When I heard I was getting this star, I felt like it was a practical joke.”

    Wahlberg was introduced by his Other Guys co-star, Will Ferrell. “I first became a fan of his from his workout videos,” he joked. “And I loved him in the Bourne movies.” Wahlberg is the 2,414th celebrity to receive the honor.

    The Other Guys, starring Wahlberg and Ferrel, opens August 6.

    from:  http://www.parade.com/celebrity/hollywood-wire/2010/07/30/mark-wahlberg-joins-the-walk-of-fame.html

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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

    Mark Wahlberg

    4                   7

    how he obtains his heart’s desire = MG = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Walk of Fame.

     

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    Rhea Durham was born on July 1st, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhea_Durham

    July 1st

    7 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = her personal year (from July 1st, 2010 to July 1st, 2011)

    11 year + 7 (July) = 18 = her personal month (for July)

    18 month + 29 (29th of the month on Thursday July 29th, 2010) = 47 = her personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Walk of Fame.

     

    When his number (47 (how he obtains his heart’s desire)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this was THEIR day!!!

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    July 30, 2010

    Rahul Mahajan, the son of late Pramod Mahajan who had married Dimpy Ganguly in March on national television through the show ‘Rahul ka Swayamvar’, beat his wife for a SMS message in the early hours of Thursday and a furious Dimpy left the house at 3.30 am with a vow never to return.

    Sources say that Rahul Mahajan wanted to read the content of the message just received on her phone but could not do so as the keypad was locked. But when Dimpy, who was sleeping at the time, told Rahul to let her sleep and not disturb with such a trivial matter, he got furious and started beating her.

    The scared lady ran to passage and from there called up a friend who picked her up around 4 am. When the friend picked Dimpy from Rahul’s Worli house, her left cheek was swollen, head had a lump and bruises on her legs—all telling  the story of Rahul Mahajan’s violent behavior towards his better half.

    Dimpy also told friends that it was not for the first time that Rahul hit her and it had starred as early as one and half month after her national marriage. However, the brutality had increased in the past one month and now it had become unbearable.

    She vowed never to return to Rahul after this brutal experience in his house.

    In the meantime, Dimpy Ganguly’s parents arrived at Rahul’s place from Kolkata after knowing about the matter. Sources say that it was nothing new and Dimpy had been calling her friends and well- wishers and narrating his violent behavior for a while now.

    On one occasion, Dimpy had even called Rahul Mahajan’s mother to her home and told about all this. But at that time Rahul became very angry and told Dimpy not to involve his mother in to all these things.

    It may be recalled that some days before Payal Rohtagi, the bollywood actress and Rahul Mahajan’s ex- girlfriend, had complained that he was embarrassing her by constantly messaging and making phone calls. Now, it seems that Payal was right and Rahul had already gotten suspicions about his wife Dimpy.

    Though a flirty Rahul is nothing new for the public as they have all seen him on the ‘Bigg Boss’, where he flirted with Payal Rohatgi and Monica Bedi. He was a glib talker and changed color according to situation.

    Even his earlier marriage with Shweta Singh had ended on a bitter note in year 2008 and the allegation was the same of domestic violence.

    It’s so sad that the reputed political family of Mahajans is facing tragedies one after other. Earlier, Pramod Mahajan (Rahul’s father) had been gunned down by his own brother Pravin Mahajan for no fault of his. Then even Pravin Mahajan died of some medical complications while serving the jail term.

    And now another tragedy of Rahul Mahajan’s wife dumping him for violent behavior.

    from:  http://www.magnamags.com/index.php/201007306697/stardust/scoop-of-the-day/rahul-mahajan-wife-dimpy-dumps-hubby-after-beaten-for-sms-message.html

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    Kolkata-based model Dimpy Ganguly has decided to return to her husband Rahul Mahajan – son of BJP leader Pramod Mahajan – after initially walking out on him. Dimpy had walked out of her four-month-old marriage alleging domestic violence.

    She says Rahul allegedly punched, kicked and dragged her by the hair.

    “Rahul beat me up early on Thursday morning after waking me up to know the contents of a message that had beeped on my phone. When I asked him to go back to sleep, he flew into a rage and began hitting me. He punched, kicked and dragged me by hair,” the 22-year-old model told a TV channel.

    She had married Rahul with much fanfare on the Imagine TV reality show “Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega” in March this year.

    This is the second time that Rahul, who was also involved in a drug abuse case, has been accused of domestic violence.

    His first wife Shweta Singh, who was his childhood friend, had accused him of physically abusing her. The couple got divorced in 2008 after which Rahul participated in Colors’ reality show “Big Boss”. He continued to be in the limelight for his closeness with co-contestants Monica Bedi and Payal Rohatgi.

    Incidentally, Rohatgi too has alleged harassment by Rahul, saying he has been calling her asking for a second chance.

    “I just don’t want to be harassed anymore. That’s about it. I don’t want to speak to him. He is a married guy,” Rohatgi said.

    Senior BJP leader Pratap Ashar, a close associate of Pramod Mahajan who was present at the live wedding function of Rahul and Dimpy, refused to be drawn into the controversy saying that he did not know anything.

    Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/rahul-mahajan-punched-kicked-and-dragged-me-by-hair-says-wife-dimpy-40901?from=rightpanel?from=rightpanel&cp

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    Rahul Mahajan was born on July 25th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Mahajan_(Reality_TV_Personality)

    July 25th, 1974

    7 + 25 +1+9+7+4 = 53 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Confrontational.  Attacking.  Combative.  Arguing.  Opinions.  Cheap shots.  Hitting below the belt.

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    July 25th

    7 + 25 +2+0+1+0 = 35 = his personal year (from July 25th, 2010 to July 24th, 2011) = That didn’t last long.

    35 year + 7 (July) = 42 = his personal month (from July 25th, 2010 to August 24th, 2010) = Marriage.  Misunderstandings.

    42 month + 28 (28th of the month) = 70 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Wednesday July 28th, 2010 to his time of birth on Thursday July 29th, 2010) = Flipping out.  Wigging out.

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    Dimpy Ganguly was born on July 5th, 1989 according to http://indianfilmiactresses.blogspot.com/2010/03/dimpy-ganguly-kolkata-based-model-won.html

    July 5th, 1989

    7 + 5 +1+9+8+9 = 39 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Proposals.  Engagement.  Fiancé.  Fiancée.  Dreamer.  Utopia.  Paradise.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic.  Chivalry.  Suitor.  Woo.  Courtship.  Honeymoon.  Serenade.  Flirting.  Bachelorette.  Puppy.  Cute.  Fawning.  Flattery.  Storytelling. 

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    July 5th

    7 + 5 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = her personal year (from July 5th, 2010 to July 4th, 2011) =

    “Chains you grasped to change your life

     now hold you tight and cause you strife.”

    15 year + 7 (July) = 22 = her personal month (from July 5th, 2010 to August 4th, 2010) = Her life is a circus right now.

    22 month + 29 (29th of the month on Thursday July 29th, 2010) = 51 = her personal day = Brutal.

    22 month + 30 (30th of the month on Friday July 30th, 2010) = 52 = her personal day = Gossip.  Rumors.  Tabloids. 

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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

    Dimpy Ganguly

    4         7         7

    her primary challenge (DG) and how she obtains her heart’s desire (DY) both = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 

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    July 30, 2010

    This probably isn’t the way Laurence Fishburne wanted his daughter to follow him into show-business.  TMZ is reporting that Montana Fishburne, 19, is set to star in a porno flick for the adult film industry heavyweight Vivid Entertainment.  She sites bootylicious Kim Kardashian as her inspiration and guiding light for the career decision.  Montana stated:

    “I’ve watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape.”

    Unlike Fishburne, Kardashian has said that her infamous video romp was obtained illegally. 

    Montana is Laurence Fishburne’s second child with his first wife, actress Hanja Moss.  Fishburne, best known for his role of Morpheus in The Matrix films, hasn’t made any comments in regards to his daughter’s decision.

    Here are two more images of Montana taken from a video interview posted on CarltonJordan.com’s YouTube channel called Blackarazzi.  In the video actor and director Brian Pumper discusses some overtly adult NSFW content then Montana is asked to follow up on Pumper’s comments.  First up is a shot of Montana, screen name “Chip D,” with the aforementioned Brian Pumper followed by a shot of her with adult film co-star J Pipes: 

    During the interview Montana is asked about the anxiety that accompanies performing in front of the cameras for the first time.  She answered by saying:

    “I have a lot of at home experience pretty much so I feel very comfortable with the camera.  The camera loves me and I love the camera.”

    According to TMZ the film will be released in August.

    from:  http://starcasm.net/archives/58325

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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

    Montana Fishburne

    4             6    2   55

     

    her primary challenge = MF = 46 = Maintaining her innocence.  Kids only have one childhood.  Coming of age.  You’re all grown up. 

    the most important things she can/cannot do = MB = 42 = Amorous.  Kissing.  Making love.  Having sex.  Promiscuity. 

    what she must/mustn’t do (MN) and how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire (ME) both = 45 = Intense.  Hardcore.

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    Fatal blow: Adrienne Simmons died after being felled by a punch to the head during a championship fight

    11:22 AM on 29th July 2010

    A woman kickboxer has died after being felled by a left hook to the face during an amateur tournament in Florida.

    Adrienne Simmons, 34, was knocked out in the final round of a three-round bout in Orlando on Sunday.

    The fight was stopped and ringside doctors treated Miss Simmons, who sat up and spoke to paramedics as she was helped to the dressing room.

    But the Atlanta-based fighter collapsed soon after and was eventually airlifted to hospital where she died on Monday.   

    She is thought to be the first women kickboxer to die following a fight.

    Simmons’ boyfriend yesterday claimed tournament organisers, International Kickboxing Federation, had failed to provide adequate medical facilities.

    Chike Lindsay-Ajudua said there was no ambulance immediately available and it took almost 60 minutes to get Simmons to Orlando Medical Centre.

    He told Atlanta’s 11Alive.com: ‘It took over half an hour after the incident for her to even be loaded onto a gurney for transport.

    ‘Transportation took another 20 minutes, which gave over an hour of time for the swelling of her brain to get to a point where there was little that doctors could do.

    ‘The severity of this accident is a direct result of the proper precautions not being taken by the IKF.’

    Simmons had been fighting Lindsay Scheer in a Muay Thai match, when she was knocked out.

    The Thai form of kick-boxing allows fighters use feet, elbows, hands and knees to rain blows on their opponents although women have to wear headguards.

    Miss Simmons had emergency surgery to relieve swelling on the brain but never recovered consciousness.

    Her death has been ruled an accident by the Orange County coroner.

    Speaking about the fatal blow, her trainer Eric Haycraft said: ‘It really just seemed like a normal bout.  

    ‘It was a heavy shot but everyone involved had no reason to believe there was anything abnormal except a fighter getting their bell rung like we all have had at some point in our careers.’

    On her Facebook page, Ms Scheer described her opponent as ‘brave’, and wrote that part of herself had died along with Ms Simmons.

    ‘I have been inconsolable since that moment,’ she wrote. ‘I did not know what it really felt like to cry. I was and am broken.’

    Steve Fossom, the president of the International Kickboxing Federation, could not be reached for comment.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1298619/Kickboxer-Adrienne-Simmons-killed-left-hook-championship-fight.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz0v54gUKNk

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    Ages 27 to 54 is ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.

    Adrienne Simmons

    9 (i is the 9th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) = 28

    So her ages twenty-seven to fifty-four were ruled by the number 28.

    28 = Bold.  Daring.  Heroic.

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    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Lorenzen Wright, a former NBA athlete that has gone missing since July 19, was found dead on Wednesday, according to several published reports.

    Police said that they discovered the body of the former University of Memphis standout and Memphis Grizzlies player in a forested area in the southeast part of Memphis, reported The Associated Press.

    Curtis Wright, his uncle, confirmed that the body was of the 34-year-old Lorenzen Wright. Several days ago, his family suspected that something was wrong when he had not turned up and filed a missing person report.

    Wright, a native of Memphis, was last seen at a barbershop on July 18, where he was getting a haircut.

    His mother told WREG television station that his six children were very concerned about their father’s disappearance in the past few days.

    Over 13 seasons, Wright played for several teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Sacramento Kings. He ended his career playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6-foot-11-inch power forward maintained an average of 8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

    Former NBA superstar Penny Hardaway, who used to play with Wright on the Grizzlies, told AP that his death is tragic “because we lost a good person and a brother.”

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    Lorenzen Wright was born on November 4th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzen_Wright
    November 4th, 1975
    11 + 4 +1+9+7+5 = 37 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Dad.  Father.  A real family person.
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    November 4th
    11 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 26 = his personal year (from November 4th, 2009 to November 3rd, 2010) = Popular.  In the news.  Phone call.
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    Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.
    Lorenzen Wright
    5 (e is the 5th letter in the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter in the alphabet) + 26 (z if the 26th letter in the alphabet) = 45
    So his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four was ruled by the number 45.
    45 = Feel sorry for.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.  Uh oh.  I have a bad feeling about this.  Spider sense is tingling.  Heart sinks.  Deep sinking feeling.  Things go horribly wrong. 

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    Stephen H. Schneider

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Stephen H. Schneider, 65, an influential Stanford University climatologist who parlayed his expertise on the dangerous effects of greenhouse-gas emissions into a second career as a leader in the public dialogue — and debate — on climate change, died July 19 in London.

    His wife, Stanford biologist Terry Root, wrote in an e-mail to colleagues that her husband had died after an apparent heart attack on an airplane en route to London from Stockholm.

    Dr. Schneider wrote books and more than 400 articles on human-driven global warming and its wide-ranging effects, such as a recorded rise in ocean temperature and the increasing potency and frequency of hurricanes. He conducted research on the near-irreversible damage of greenhouse gases on the ozone layer and theorized how a nuclear war might affect the climate.

    The founder and editor of the magazine Climatic Change, Dr. Schneider was part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former vice president Al Gore for international research on global warming. He advised every president from Nixon to Obama.

    “No one, and I mean no one, had a broader and deeper understanding of the climate issue than Stephen,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University. “More than anyone else, he helped shape the way the public and experts thought about this problem — from the basic physics of the problem, to the impact of human beings on nature’s ecosystems, to developing policy.”

    One of Dr. Schneider’s strongest talents as a scientist was finding vivid ways of describing the harm of global warming. He often appeared on television as a climate expert, including the HBO program “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

    He once told Maher’s viewers that humans were to blame for global warming because of our use of the atmosphere as a “sewer to dump our smokestack and our tailpipe waste.”

    Carl Pope, chairman of the Sierra Club Foundation, said Dr. Schneider “had the ability to connect the dots in a way that laypeople could understand.”

    In the late 1970s, Dr. Schneider emerged as one of the early supporters of the theory that man-made industrial gasses were damaging the ozone layer and leading to a slow but steady rise in the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere.

    His passionate views on the climate debate occasionally attracted vitriol from extremist groups. An FBI investigation recently found he was named on a neo-Nazi “death list,” and Dr. Schneider said he received hundreds of hate e-mails a day.

    “What do I do? Learn to shoot a magnum? Wear a bulletproof jacket?” Dr. Schneider said. “I have now had extra alarms fitted at my home, and my address is unlisted. I get scared that we’re now in a new Weimar Republic where people are prepared to listen to what amounts to Hitlerian lies about climate scientists.”

    Nonetheless, Dr. Schneider said he believed it was important for scientists to communicate with the public and spread their understanding of climate data and findings.

    “If we do not do the due diligence of letting people understand the relative credibility of claimants of truth, then all we do is have a confused public who hears claim and counterclaim,” Dr. Schneider said in a recent interview with Climate Science Watch. “When somebody says ‘I don’t believe in global warming,’ I ask, ‘Do you believe in evidence? Do you believe in a preponderance of evidence?’ ”

    Stephen Henry Schneider was born Feb. 11, 1945, in New York. He was a graduate of Columbia University, where he also received a doctorate in mechanical engineering and plasma physics in 1971.

    He worked as a climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., for more than 20 years before joining the Stanford faculty in the mid-1990s.

    Besides his wife, a complete list of survivors could not be determined.

    Despite the fact that a recent study found that 97 to 98 percent of climatologists believed in global warming, Dr. Schneider acknowledged that the debate in the forum of public opinion was more divisive.

    “I’ve been on the ground, in the trenches, for my entire career,” Dr. Schneider wrote in his 2007 book, “Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate.” “I’m still at it, and the battle, while looking more winnable these days, is still not a done deal.”

    from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/19/AR2010071905108.html

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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

    Stephen Schneider

        5   5          59 5         29

     

    his soul number (sum of vowels) = 29 = Expert.

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    Daniel Schorr was still offering regular commentaries on NPR up until early this month. 

    Friday, July 23rd 2010, 2:28 PM

    Daniel Schorr, a reporter and commentator who over 60 years grew from a feisty young gun to a well-respected and often-skeptical elder statesman of television and radio, died yesterday at a Washington hospital.

    He was 93 and until early this month was still offering regular commentaries on NPR. His last commentary on “Weekend Edition” aired July 10.

    He was an impassioned defender of free speech even when he abhorred its content. He once publicly denounced his boss Ted Turner‘s call for a ban on violent movies, and he became unlikely friends with fellow First Amendment activist Frank Zappa.

    Schorr was also a frequent critic of what is now often called “the mainstream media,” resigning from CBS in 1976 because he felt the network was too timid when he came under fire for leaking the contents of a Congressional report on illegal FBI and CIA activities.

    Schorr’s achievements over 60 years included three Emmys for news reporting, 1972-1974, and a spot on the late President Richard Nixon‘s “enemies list.”

    Those honors stemmed from the same material. Schorr was known in the early 1970s for his hard-hitting coverage of the Nixon White House.

    When the “enemies list” was released, Schorr read it on the air and professed surprise to find himself at No. 17. 

    Three years after he left CBS, he became Turner’s first hire at the fledgling CNN. He stayed until CNN did not renew his contract in 1985 and then moved to NPR, where he spent the rest of his career as a regular commentator on several programs – notably “Weekend Edition” with Scott Simon.

    In his final commentary, Schorr still flashed the wry, bemused style that became his latter-day trademark.

    Discussing the heightened camaraderie between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their last meeting, Schorr said they were “condemned to be friends” because of their countries’ strategic interests.

    “Nobody else in broadcast journalism – or perhaps any field – had as much experience and wisdom,” Simon said yesterday. “He was playful, funny and kind. In a business that’s known for burning out people, Dan Schorr shined for nearly a century.”

    Born in the Bronx to Jewish immigrant parents, Schorr broke into the news business at the age of 12. He saw an injured woman on the sidewalk near his home in the Bronx and after summoning help phoned in a tip to the Bronx Home News. He later recalled that he was paid $5.

    He joined CBS as one of the last new members of the legendary Edward R. Murrow‘s news team. He opened CBS’s Moscow bureau in 1955, but was not allowed to return to Russia after he scored an exclusive interview with Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khruschev and complained about Soviet censorship.

    He subsequently clashed with American Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon as well, and was accused of self-serving behavior by CBS in the leak of the CIA/FBI report.

    None of this led him to soften his approach or his views. After the Supreme Court ruled against continuing the Florida Presidential election vote in 2000, Schorr called it “a judicial coup . . . . led by a Gang of Five.”

    In a 2003 interview, he reflected on his NPR r position and called it “a satisfying home for the evening of my career. I no longer pursue scoops, but concentrate on the context and the meaning of things. I interact with journalists a third to half my age who seem to regard me as a walking history book.

    “If asked, I tell them what lessons I have learned over the past 60-odd years. And since there are today more pressures than ever to conform, to avoid rocking the boat, I’m prone to advise: At least once in your lifetime take a risk for a principle you believe in, even if it brings you up against your bosses.”

    Schorr is survived by his wife Lisbeth, a son and a daughter.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/2010/07/23/2010-07-23_longtime_journalist_daniel_schorr_dies_at_age_93_.html#ixzz0ubVKCJH1

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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

    Dan Schorr

    415 138699          46

    his path of destiny/how he learned what he was here to learn = 46 = A walking history book.

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    Kenny C. Guinn looks at his official portrait at the capitol in Carson City. He served as governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007.

    Friday, July 23, 2010

    Former Nevada governor Kenny C. Guinn, a two-term moderate Republican whose tenure marked a prosperous era in a state now facing severe budget problems, died July 22 after falling from the roof of his home in Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner said. He was 73.

    Coroner Mike Murphy told the Associated Press that the accident was being investigated. The Las Vegas Sun reported the cause of death as a heart attack.

    Gov. Guinn, the predecessor to current Gov. Jim Gibbons (R), was pronounced dead at University Medical Center, officials said. Billy Vassiliadis, a spokesman for the Guinn family, said that Gov. Guinn had been on his roof making repairs.

    Gov. Guinn, a former Clark schools superintendent and millionaire bank chairman, was a Democrat-turned-Republican who served as governor from 1999 to 2007. His tenure marked a prosperous era, but Nevada now has huge tax deficits, an unemployment rate of 14.2 percent and the most foreclosures per capita in the nation.

    Gov. Guinn was elected in his first bid for statewide office, defeating Democrat Jan Jones with 52 percent of the vote while drawing criticism that he was the handpicked candidate of powerful special interests.

    During his tenure in Carson City, he overhauled government agency operations, revamped budgeting and tax collections, pushed for a major student scholarship program, fought federal plans to bury nuclear waste in the desert outside Las Vegas and sought to diversify Nevada’s casino-dependent economy.

    Gov. Guinn also spearheaded the biggest tax increase in state history, then returned to residents $300 million in excess revenue.

    In 2003, he fought for an $830 million tax increase, which was criticized by many Republican supporters but praised by government experts. “The state will be better off for years to come,” Alan Ehrenhalt, executive editor of Governing magazine, told Time magazine.

    In 2005, Time named Gov. Guinn among the five best governors in the country, saying that the tax increase was “a still controversial but realistic step to shore up the overstretched budget of the nation’s fastest-growing state.”

    “People say, ‘Well, growth ought to pay for growth,’ but I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t,” Gov. Guinn told the magazine.

    Kenneth Carroll Guinn was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Garland, Ark. He grew up in Exeter, Calif., as the son of migrant fruit pickers. He once lived in a tin shack and attended almost 30 schools as his parents followed the crops.

    He earned a college football scholarship and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from California’s Fresno State University. He received a doctorate in education from Utah State University in 1970.

    He moved to Las Vegas in 1964, starting as a planning specialist for the Clark school district. In 1969, he was named superintendent. He left the district in 1978 to join Nevada Savings and Loan. He became bank chairman and chairman of Southwest Gas.

    Survivors include his wife, Dema Guinn, and two sons.

    from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/22/AR2010072205638.html

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    Kenny Guinn was born on August 24th, 1936 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Guinn

    August 24th, 1936

    8 + 24 +1+9+3+6 = 51 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Governor.

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    Wes-Skiles-photo.jpg
    July 22, 2010

    Wes C. Skiles, a freelance photographer for National Geographic Magazine, drowned Wednesday while filming underwater in the ocean off Florida.

    “National Geographic has learned of the tragic death of Wes Skiles, the accomplished underwater photographer, cinematographer and explorer with whom we’ve worked frequently,” the National Geographic Society said in a statement today. “The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident, which occurred following the conclusion of a scientific research expedition related to marine life off the east coast of Florida. Our thoughts are with Wes’ family.”

    National Geographic Editor in Chief Chris Johns said: “Wes was a true explorer in every sense and a wonderful spirit. He set a standard for underwater photography, cinematography and exploration that is unsurpassed. It was an honor to work with him, and he will be deeply missed.”

    A photograph by Skiles is the current (August) cover of National Geographic. Chris Johns devoted his “Editor’s Note” to the photographer in the same issue (Editor’s Note: Diving Bahamas Caves). A gallery of Skiles’ photos from the same issue can be seen online: Deep Dark Secrets.

     
     

    NGM-August-2010-cover.jpg

     

    from:  http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2010/07/national-geographic-photographer-wes-skiles-dies.html

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    A scuba diver has died while filming for National Geographic off the coast of Boynton Beach.

    Wesley Skiles, 52, of High Springs, was with a group of other divers about three miles east of the Boynton Beach inlet Wednesday afternoon when he motioned that he was ascending to the surface because he was out of film, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

    Several minutes later, the remaining divers started their ascent when they noticed Skiles lying motionless at the bottom of the ocean floor, Barbera said.

    Skiles was pulled out of the water and onto the boat, where the captain administered CPR on their way to the marina, Barbera said.

    He was taken to St Mary’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    It was not immediately clear what caused his death. A scuba diver has died while filming for National Geographic off the coast of Boynton Beach.

    Wesley Skiles, 52, of High Springs, was with a group of other divers about three miles east of the Boynton Beach inlet Wednesday afternoon when he motioned that he was ascending to the surface because he was out of film, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

    Several minutes later, the remaining divers started their ascent when they noticed Skiles lying motionless at the bottom of the ocean floor, Barbera said.

    Skiles was pulled out of the water and onto the boat, where the captain administered CPR on their way to the marina, Barbera said.

    He was taken to St Mary’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    It was not immediately clear what caused his death.

    from:  http://www.wpbf.com/news/24354732/detail.html

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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

     

    Wesley Skiles

    551357 129351            47

    his path of destiny/how he learned what he was here to learn = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

    Wesley C. Skiles

    551357 3 129351     50

    for Wesley C. Skiles, his path of destiny/how he learned what he was here to learn = 50 = Family life.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  World peace.  Global.  Worldwide.  Planetary.  Planet.  Earth.  World.  Gaia.  Globe.  Continent.  Culture.  Society.  Population.  Civilization.  World family.  Everyone.  We.  Social issues.  Environment.  Conservation.  Steward.  Land.  Real estate.  Habitat.  Wildlife.  Botany.  Plants.  Biology.  Ecology.  Climate.  Biosphere.  Ocean.  Sea.  Maritime.  Marine life.

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    Jul 22, 2010   07:46 AM

    Ralph Houk, who passed away at 90 on Wednesday afternoon, left his mark on two of baseball’s most storied franchises, first as a manager for two New York Yankees World Series champions, and later with the Boston Red Sox.

    He also was a witness to history.

    When Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle staged their race to 60 (and 61) home runs in 1961, it was Houk who guided the club through a season of death threats for Maris.

    He saw Whitey Ford win 25 games, and witnessed the highest of highs and deepest valleys with Mantle.

    And, as the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo points out, Houk, in his final season as Yankees manager, had to deal with the infamous Mike Kekich-Fritz Peterson wife-swapping incident in 1973, a scenario soon to be immortalized in film.

    When Houk joined the Red Sox, his reputation as a fiery skipper preceded him, as former Boston right-hander Oil Can Boyd tells Cafardo:

    “Ralph talked to me when he had something he needed to tell me. I was a little bit scared of him because I did my research on him and I knew what he had done in the game and I just felt so fortunate to have played for someone of that stature.”

    He managed the Red Sox in a transitional period after the Carlton Fisk-led teams of the 1970s, his tenure ending two years before their infamous run to the 1986 World Series.

    from:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/07/ralph-houk-from-fiery-manager-to-respected-mentor/1

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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

    Ralph Houk

    91378 8632        47

    his path of destiny/how he learned what he was here to learn = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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    July 20, 2010

    Boosted by the swearing-in of new West Virginia Sen. Carte Goodwin, the Senate today voted to restore and extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, ending a lengthy stalemate.

    By a vote of 60-39 the Senate succeeded in passing the jobless aid measure just minutes after Goodwin formally became a member of the Senate. Democratic Senators in the chamber erupted in applause when Goodwin cast the decisive vote.

    For weeks the Senate had been locked in a standoff on helping the nation’s jobless, with both parties supporting an extension of the benefits but disagreeing on how to pay for them. Democrats argued that helping 2.5 million unemployed Americans is an emergency as the country rebounds from recession, but Republicans balked at the bill’s $34 billion price tag, contending that adding tens of billions of dollars to the government’s soaring deficit is fiscally irresponsible.

    Republicans failed on four occasions to offset the cost of the bill with funds from the government’s massive stimulus program, while Democrats struck out five times in their attempts to pass the measure. Two Republicans — Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins — today sided with Democrats, while Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson backed the GOP’s approach.

    But with Goodwin’s swearing-in on Tuesday afternoon, Senate Democrats finally had the votes they needed to pass the long-sought extension. The jobless aid bill still has to be passed by the House of Representatives, but that is expected to happen later this week.

    Earlier this week President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid both blasted Republicans for blocking the jobless help.

    “Many on the other side don’t see this as an emergency,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. “They look at a crisis for families’ budgets and see an opportunity for their political fortunes. They think when unemployment goes up, so do their poll numbers.”

    With 2.5 million people now affected by the lapse in jobless benefits 49 days ago, Reid argued that it was long overdue for the Senate stalemate to end.

    from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/unemployment-filibuster-broken/story?id=11205700

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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

    Carte Goodwin

    31925 7664595         62

    his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = Blocking.  Locked.  Logjam.

     

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt (r.) stars with (from l.) Kandyse McClure, Chelah Horsdal & Cybill Shepherd in 'Client List.'

    Monday, July 12th 2010, 4:00 AM

    A typical day on the set of Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s new Lifetime movie, “The Client List,” had the actress in four different lingerie outfits, tying one man to a bed and covering another in whipped cream.

    “It was such a weird existence,” Hewitt tells the News. “I would send my mom pictures from the set and we would joke about it. I would say, ‘Mom, are you proud?’ and she would say, ‘It’s what I’ve always dreamt for you.'”

    All kidding aside, Hewitt fully embraced the chance to play Samantha Horton, a former Texas homecoming queen and physical therapist who turns to a life of prostitution to help her family survive the recession.

    “The Client List,” premiering next Monday at 9 on Lifetime, reveals Samantha’s desperate situation. When both she and her husband lose their jobs and the bills keep stacking up, she accepts a position at a massage parlor, not knowing it’s actually a front for a high-end prostitution business servicing a wealthy clientele. But instead of walking away, the money is too good for Samantha to turn down.

    Cybill Shepherd also stars, as Samantha’s opinionated mother.

    “I was initially hesitant [about the role], because it was something different than I had ever done before. But once I got into the story, I was like, ‘Wow, there’s so much here,'” Hewitt says. “I love who Samantha is as a person. I love that you can judge her and root for her all at the same time.”

    Hewitt also serves as executive producer on the project, which allowed her to push her boundaries when she felt comfortable, then back off when she didn’t.

    “The thing that I really liked about the project, that I’m really proud of, is we could have pushed the envelope even more, but we chose not to,” she says. “It’s not about how naked can she be. We walk a very classy line of telling the story and doing it with integrity.”

    For the record, Hewitt isn’t naked in any of the scenes.

    The character of Samantha Horton was inspired by true stories, but she is a fictional character – a compilation, Hewitt says, of many women in desperate situations.

    “Right now in the United States, more women than ever are going into the sex industry due to the tough economic times,” says Hewitt. “They want to feel like they’re contributing somehow to their family.”

    “The Client List” will be the audience’s first peek at Hewitt since her long-running CBS series, “The Ghost Whisperer,” was canceled. Hewitt says she’s considering other projects, but it may be a while before she gets back into series television.

    “I’m not in a huge rush to do that again,” she says. “I’m looking into a lot of different film options. I’d love to do some romantic comedies.”

    from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/07/12/2010-07-12_hooker_role_a_neat_trick_for_hewitt.html

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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

    Samantha Horton

      1  1     1   6   6             15

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    Samantha Horton

    1                       5

     

    her soul number (sum of vowels) and how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire both = 15 = Prostitute.  Hooker.  Client.  Sex worker.  Selling your body.  Money for sex. 

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt

    1                      5

     

    the most important thing she can do = JE = 15 = Prostitute.  Hooker.  Client.  Sex worker.  Selling your body.  Money for sex. 

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    Valentino Rossi caps MotoGP comeback with fourth-placed finish at German Grand Prix
    3:58PM BST 18 Jul 2010

    A fourth-placed finish capped an amazing comeback weekend from Rossi, who had qualified fifth yesterday, exactly six weeks after suffering a compound fracture of his right shin in an horrific highside in Italian Grand Prix practice at Mugello.

    The 31-year-old, who has only been able to walk around the paddock with the aid of a crutch, could not quite match the pace of title contenders Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, but the Fiat Yamaha rider was more than a match for the rest of the field, enjoying a superb battle with old foe Casey Stoner during the closing laps.

    For Repsol Honda rider Pedrosa the win ends Lorenzo’s run of three straight victories and sees him close his Spanish compatriot’s lead at the top of the standings to 47 points.

    Pedrosa had got the jump to lead into turn one at the start, as Rossi dropped back to seventh, but Lorenzo was quickly on his case and made his move at the end of lap two to take over at the front.

    Things remained the same at the front while Rossi moved up to fifth before the race was red flagged after a huge accident involving the Honda of Randy de Puniet.

    The Frenchman fell and his bike was hit by Aleix Espargaro and the Suzuki of Alvaro Bautista. With pieces of the three bikes scattered across the track officials had no option but to stop the race.

    De Puniet was taken to the medical centre and was diagnosed as having broken the tibia and fibula in his left leg.

    Pedrosa again took the lead from pole man Lorenzo at the restart, and once again the Yamaha man quickly reclaimed the advantage at the end of the opening tour.

    Rossi, meanwhile, had dropped to sixth but he passed Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso to move to fourth.

    At the front Lorenzo could not shake off the attentions of Pedrosa, and the Honda rider had an ambitious lunge at turn one on lap eight, but failed to make it stick.

    But just one lap later Pedrosa completed the pass and he would not be headed for the rest of the race, with Lorenzo forced to settle for second.

    By now Rossi had worked his way onto the back wheel of 2007 world champion Stoner, and the two old rivals enjoyed a wonderful battle during the final nine laps as the Yamaha and Ducati swapped places on several occasions.

    The battle was eventually settled when Stoner forced Rossi wide at the final corner to give himself an easy run to the finish line.

    Hayden and Dovizioso finished fifth and sixth with Simoncelli, Ben Spies, Hector Barbera and Marco Melandri rounding out the top 10.

    Loris Capirossi and Alex De Angelis were the last men home in 11th and 12th.

    Rossi was delighted with his performance but also went out of his way to criticise Stoner, accusing the Australian of only raising his game when he had caught him.

    The pair have enjoyed an intense rivalry since Stoner joined Ducati in 2007, and their magnificent battle at the 2008 United States Grand Prix in Laguna Seca ended with Stoner accusing his rival of dangerous riding.

    “I have never been so happy for a fourth place. I’m happy with the way I drove, but I lacked a bit of feeling,” said the seven-time MotoGP champion. “I competed with everyone, only against Dovizioso did I lose time.

    “I had a great battle with Stoner, when he saw me he really let loose, but MotoGP needs these type of races.

    “The next time I should wear the colours of some other rider. If Stoner had finished behind me he would have whined like he did at Laguna Seca in the past years, but this is racing.”

    Rossi also paid tribute to the medical team who have helped him make his remarkable recovery.

    He said: “I want to thank everyone who helped me return to the track: Doctor Buzzi who operated on me in Florence, Doctor Porcellini, and Doctor Lucidi. Thanks also to Doctor Costa. Now I’m thinking about Laguna Seca where I will aim for the podium.”

    from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/motorcycling/7897214/Valentino-Rossi-caps-MotoGP-comeback-with-fourth-placed-finish-at-German-Grand-Prix.html

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    Valentino Rossi was born on February 16th, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentino_Rossi

    February 16th

    2 + 16 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from February 16th, 2010 to February 15th, 2011)

    21 year + 7 (July) = 28 = his personal month (from July 16th, 2010 to August 15th, 2010) = Bold.  Daring.  Fearless.  Unstoppable.

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    3:58PM BST 18 Jul 2010

    Pedrosa had got the jump to lead into turn one at the start, as Rossi dropped back to seventh, but Lorenzo was quickly on his case and made his move at the end of lap two to take over at the front.

    Things remained the same at the front while Rossi moved up to fifth before the race was red flagged after a huge accident involving the Honda of Randy de Puniet.

    The Frenchman fell and his bike was hit by Aleix Espargaro and the Suzuki of Alvaro Bautista. With pieces of the three bikes scattered across the track officials had no option but to stop the race.

    De Puniet was taken to the medical centre and was diagnosed as having broken the tibia and fibula in his left leg.

    Pedrosa again took the lead from pole man Lorenzo at the restart, and once again the Yamaha man quickly reclaimed the advantage at the end of the opening tour.

    Rossi, meanwhile, had dropped to sixth but he passed Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso to move to fourth.

    At the front Lorenzo could not shake off the attentions of Pedrosa, and the Honda rider had an ambitious lunge at turn one on lap eight, but failed to make it stick.

    But just one lap later Pedrosa completed the pass and he would not be headed for the rest of the race, with Lorenzo forced to settle for second.

    from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/motorcycling/7897214/Valentino-Rossi-caps-MotoGP-comeback-with-fourth-placed-finish-at-German-Grand-Prix.html

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    Dani Pedrosa was born on September 29th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dani_Pedrosa

    September 29th

    9 + 29 +2+0+0+9 = 49 = his personal year (from September 29th, 2009 to September 28th, 2010) = Happy.  Wish come true.

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    Jul 18, 2010    01:57 AM
    UFC veteran Paul Daley (24-9-2) defeated Daniel Acacio (21-10), who verbally submitted to Daley’s strikes on the ground. Acacio called it quits after an elbow from Daley cut him open.Daley is the consensus No. 10 welterweight. UFC released him after he sucker-punched Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 in May.

    from:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/mma/post/2010/07/impact-fc-filho-kang-ends-in-draw-rizzo-kicks-to-victory-over-shamrock/1

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    Paul Daley was born on February 21st, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Daley

    February 21st

    2 + 21 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = his personal year (from February 21st, 2010 to February 20th, 2011) = In the news.

    26 year + 6 (June) = 32 = his personal month (from June 21st, 2010 to July 20th, 2010) = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.

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    Tim Robbins ,
    10:00AM BST 18 Jul 2010

    The Oscar-winning star of The Shawshank Redemption and Mystic River said that the collpase of a film project made him appreciate how little time he had left and made him think about what he wanted to achieve before he died.

    The crisis happened two years ago, just a matter of months before Robbins and Sarandon split up.

    Robbins, 51, is the latest in a series of celebrities who appear to have struggled with turning middle aged.

    Lenny Henry, the comedian, admitted to having a “classic midlife crisis” after turning 40, in the wake of allegations in 1999 that he had had an affair.

    Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford was widely considered to be experiencing a similar crisis when, following his 60th birthday eight years ago, he divorced his wife of more than 20 years, started wearing an earring, visiting nightclubs and dating younger actress Calista Flockhart.

    Robbins and Sarandon, who is 12 years his senior, separated last year after a 23-year relationship that was considered to be one of Hollywood’s most enduring partnerships. The couple never married but have two sons together.

    Interviewed on Radio 4’s Desert island Discs, Robbins said his midlife crisis happened during the “insanity” which followed the collapse of his film project.

    “I asked myself the question, “What is it that will make you happy?”

    from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/7896467/Hollywood-actor-Tim-Robbins-tells-of-midlife-crisis.html

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    Tim Robbins was born on October 16th, 1958 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_robbins

    October 16th, 1958

    10 + 16 +1+9+5+8 = 49 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Happiness.

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    July 17, 2010

    Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski are at it again, and this time it got particularly ugly.

    Edwards survived a frantic final lap and two incidents with Keselowski to win Saturday night’s Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway. On a hot night in the nation’s midsection, tempers flared after the race.

    Edwards held a slight lead over Keselowski as they took the white flag. In the first turn, Keselowski bumped Edwards’ left rear in a classic bump-and-run move to send Edwards high on the track. Edwards retained control, but Keselowski pushed to the front down the backstretch.

    As the two cars exited turn four in the shadow of the checkered flag, Edwards turned into the back of Keselowski’s Dodge and sent the series point leader crashing hard into the outside wall. As Keselowski bounced across the track, the cars behind him scattered across the surface.

    Shelby Howard slammed hard into Keselowski’s car, sending it into another spin.

    Edwards kept control of his car and sailed across the finish line, edging Reed Sorenson, who had been third on the white-flag lap.

    “I couldn’t let him take the win from me,” said Edwards, finally putting Ford in victory lane. “We came here to win, and they took it from us in turn one. I had to do what I had to do.

    “He just got in over his head and tried too hard, and it was at my expense. Well, that [the final crash] was at his expense.”

    from:  http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/07/17/nns-edwards-wins-wild-gateway-finish/

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    Carl Edwards was born on August 15th, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Edwards

    August 15th

    8 + 15 +2+0+0+9 = 34 = his personal year (from August 15th, 2009 to August 14th, 2010) = Speed.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Energetic.  Energy.  Fuel.  Gasoline.  Motor.  Engines.  Vehicle.  Acceleration.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Speeding up.  Full throttle.  Exhilaration.  Adrenaline.  Cars.  Driving.  Race track.  Race.  Tires.  Wheels.  Turn.  Spin.  Temper.  Flare. 

    34 year + 7 (July) = 41 = his personal month (from July 15th, 2010 to August 14th, 2010) = Ugly.

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    July 17, 2010 10:45:00 PM

    Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday evening after suffering a fall and breaking several bones, according to her publicist.

    The 93-year-old star was watching “Jeopardy” when she reached to answer the phone and fell out of her bed, according to her husband, Prince Von Anhalt, who says he heard her scream and called an ambulance.

    The Los Angeles Times reports that Gabor was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she is in serious condition.

    The star has rarely been seen in public ever since a 2002 car accident which left her partially paralyzed.

    from:  http://www.etonline.com/news/2010/07/89271/index.html

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    Zsa Zsa Gabor was born on February 6th, 1917 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zsa_Zsa_Gabor

    February 6th, 1917

    2 + 6 +1+9+1+7 = 26 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good looks.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Headshot.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Fax.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Telegraph.  Announcements.  Posters.  Placard.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Emcee.  Beauticians.  Hair stylists.  Haircut.  Cosmetics.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause.  Cheer. 

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    February 6th

    2 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = her personal year (from February 6th, 2010 to February 5th, 2011)

    11 year + 7 (July) = 18 = her personal month (from July 6th, 2010 to August 5th, 2010)

    18 month + 17 (17th of the month on Saturday July 17th, 2010) = 35 = her personal day = Death’s door.

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    Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:19 IST
    Ashton Kutcher escaped unhurt when he smashed his Lexus Hybrid into another car on Thursday afternoon in California.

    The actor was driving his car in Malibu when the collision took place.

    Photos released by TMZ.com show Kutcher’s car, with minor damage to the front bumper, being towed, while the other vehicle appeared to have sustained more extensive damage.

    No one was injured in the crash, reports the Daily Express.

    Kutcher took to Twitter to assure fans that he left the scene unscathed.

    He wrote: “Got in a fender bender today. Bad carma (sic) I guess.”

    from:  http://publication.samachar.com/pub_article.php?id=9646834&nextids=9646834|9646835|9646836|9646837|9646838&nextIndex=1

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    Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton_Kutcher

    February 7th, 1978

    2 + 7 + 1+9+7+8 = 34 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Car.  Driver. 

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    February 7th

    2 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 12 = his personal year (from February 7th, 2010 to February 6th, 2011)

    12 year + 7 (July) = 19 = his personal month (from July 7th, 2010 to August 6th, 2010)

    19 month + 15 (15th of the month on Thursday July 7th, 2010) = 34 = his personal day = Car.  Driver. 

    When his number (34 (2 + 7 +1+9+7+8 = 34)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this was HIS day!!!

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    James Gammon

    Sat, Jul. 17, 2010 08:06 PM

    James Gammon, an exceptional character actor whose gravelly voice and craggy face made indelible memories in Sam Shepard plays, a spate of western TV shows and films, plus a comic turn in the baseball movie “Major League,” has died. He was 70.

    Gammon died Friday surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home in Costa Mesa, where he and his wife, Nancy, had been living. He had cancer of the adrenal glands and the liver.

    Gammon may be best known for his role as Lou Brown, manager of the hapless Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy “Major League” and its 1994 sequel. He stood out with key roles in many films including “Urban Cowboy,” “The Milagro Beanfield War,” “Leaving Normal,” “Ironweed,” “Silverado” and “Cold Mountain.”

    On television he played the father on “Nash Bridges” from 1996 to 2001, though he was only nine years older than star Don Johnson. He also had recurring roles in the TV series “The Waltons,” “Bagdad Cafe,” “Homefront” and “Middle Ages,” a central role in the 1995 miniseries “Streets of Laredo” and a host of guest appearances ranging from “Gunsmoke” and other westerns in the 1960s to “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007.

    Despite leaving a lasting impression on the big and small screens, Gammon gripped audiences most tightly when he was on stage. A co-founder of the MET Theatre, he received several Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for acting and directing. Gammon helped establish the old MET, a 50-seat theater on Poinsettia Place near Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax district, in the 1970s with a trilogy of William Inge plays, “Bus Stop,” “Picnic” and “Dark at the Top of the Stairs.”

    “He did a lot of movies and TV, but I think his great presence and power was on the stage,” Paul Koslo, an actor and director who worked with Gammon at the MET, said Saturday. “He always had something unexpected, riveting and real. ”

    In 1978 Gammon appeared in his first Shepard drama, “Curse of the Starving Class,” at the Public Theater in New York. The playwright called Gammon “astounding” after seeing him reprise the role of Weston in the West Coast premiere at the MET a year later.

    Said theater critic Sylvie Drake in a review in the Los Angeles Times of the MET production: “His is a performance cut from flesh – a riveting, drunken, brawling, blind portrayal of a man at sea in a life he had abandoned years before, too long ago to ever hope to find it again.”

    Gammon starred in a succession of Shepard-penned roles, including “A Lie of the Mind,” “Simpatico,” “The Late Henry Moss” and a 1996 Broadway production of “Buried Child,” for which he received a Tony nomination.

    Shepard’s stories of desertion and disconnected family ties struck a chord with Gammon.

    “I’m just swept by him,” Gammon told The New York Times in 1996. “I allow myself to be taken.”

    Gammon was born April 20, 1940, in the farm town of Newman, Ill. After his parents split, he moved with his mother and siblings to central Florida, where he finished high school. He briefly attended college, then got a job as a cameraman at the CBS-TV affiliate in Orlando.

    Soon he headed to Los Angeles, where he met his future wife and became involved in local theater.

    Gammon returned to Florida in 1989 after buying a nine-acre horse farm in Ocala called Milagro, where he and his wife bred Thoroughbred racehorses. (Penny Blues, a horse the Gammons bred and co-owned with Johnson, won the Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita in 2000.)

    Besides his wife of 38 years, Gammon is survived by their daughters, Allison Mann of Costa Mesa and Amy Gammon of West Hollywood; two grandchildren; a brother, Phillip of Northridge; and a sister, Sandra Glaudell of Ocala, Fla.

    Although Gammon disengaged from the MET in the 1980s, he still returned occasionally, notably for a 2003 production of “King Lear.”

    “Theater’s been the foundation of everything,” Gammon told The Chicago Tribune in 1995. “I would prefer to do theater all the time if I could. It’s just so unfortunate that there’s no way to really make a living at it hardly.”

    Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/17/2090307/james-gammon-character-actor-who.html#ixzz0tzqO60Tt

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    James Gammon was born on April 20th, 1940 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gammon

    April 20th, 1940

    4 + 20 +1+9+4+0 = 38 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Cancer.

    April 20th, 1940

    20 +1+9+4+0 = 34 = his “secret” number = Adrenals.

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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

    James Gammon

    1         7

     

    his primary challenge = JG = 17 = Health issues.

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    Saturday, July 17, 2010

     The son of former Notre Dame standout Joe Montana was among 11 Fighting Irish athletes arrested on misdemeanor charges of underage drinking at a party Friday night.

    A total of 44 people were arrested after city police responded to a call about a fight near a roadway and discovered the party, police said. Two non-athletes face a misdemeanor charge of providing alcohol to minors.

    The most recognizable athletes arrested were Nate Montana , a walk-on who was the backup to starter Dayne Crist coming out of the spring, and Tim Abromaitis , the second-leading scorer on the Irish basketball team at 16.1 points a game last season.

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he was aware of the arrests and was gathering information.

    “If there is any team-related discipline to be issued, it would be handled internally,” he said.

    from:  http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2010-07-17/11-n-dame-athletes-arrested-drinking-charges?v=1279402748

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    Nate Montana was born on October 3rd, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Montana

    October 3rd

    10 + 3 +2+0+0+9 = 24 = his personal year (from October 3rd, 2009 to October 2nd, 2010) = Clean up your act.

    24 year + 7 (July) = 31 = his personal month (from July 3rd, 2010 to August 2nd, 2010) = Controversy.  Scandal.

    31 month + 16 (16th of the month on Friday July 16th, 2010) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 

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    Report: Paris Hilton Busted at Airport with Pot in Her Purse | Paris Hilton

    Saturday July 17, 2010 11:30 AM EDT

    Paris Hilton was held by police on the French island of Corsica and caught with less than a gram of marijuana in her purse, the Agence France-Presse reports.

    The heiress, 29, was stopped at the airport in Figari after arriving on a private jet from Paris on Friday. According to reports, police soon released Hilton without charging her.

    Hilton, who had a brush with the law in South Africa earlier this month after allegedly smoking marijuana at the World Cup, is expected to continue her travels in Sardinia, Italy.

    After being questioned by South African police on July 2, Hilton’s rep says she was cleared of any wrongdoing – that “the incident was a complete misunderstanding” and that “the case [had] been dropped against Paris.”

    Hilton’s rep was not immediately available for comment.

    Hilton, however, addressed the incident herself, Tweeting on Saturday, “Just to put an end to these rumors. The stories saying I have been arrested are completely false! I am having the best vacation of my life! What an amazing summer! I feel so blessed and grateful for everything. I Love Life!! 🙂 Now let’s move on and everyone focus and enjoy their own summer time! Love you guys! Xo Paris.”

    from:  http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20402870,00.html

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    Paris Hilton was born on February 17th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_hilton

    February 17th

    2 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 22 = her personal year (from February 17th, 2010 to February 16th, 2011)

    22 year + 6 (June) = 28 = her personal month (from June 17th, 2010 to July 16th, 2010)

    28 month + 16 (16th of the month on Friday July 16th, 2010) = 44 = her personal day = Twitter.  Tweeting.  Marijuana.


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    Jodi Applegate and Michael Kay have been dating for a little over a year.  
    Friday, July 16th 2010, 4:00 AM
    ESPN radio host Michael Kay and News 12 anchor Jodi Applegate are engaged. Just weeks after Gatecrasher wrote about the couple’s year-long romance, we hear that Kay popped the question to Applegate on a Montauk beach on the evening of July 7.

    His proposal came with a four-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring, although Applegate agreed to keep the sparkler and news of their engagement on the down-low until Kay could tell his big sister Debbie the news. The couple hasn’t set a date yet, but given Kay’s duties as the TV voice of the Yankees on the YES Network, the wedding probably won’t take place until after baseball season.

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    Jodi Applegate was born on May 2nd, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Applegate
    May 2nd
    5 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 10 = her personal year (from May 2nd, 2010 to May 1st, 2011) = Opportunities.
    10 year + 7 (July) = 17 = her personal month (from July 2nd 2010 to August 1st, 2010) = Inspirational.
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    Michael Kay was born on February 2nd, 1961 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kay_(sports_broadcaster)
    February 2nd, 1961
    2 + 2 +1+9+6+1 = 21 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Seeing the big picture.
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    February 2nd
    2 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 7 = his personal year (from February 2nd, 2010 to February 1st, 2011)
    7 year + 7 (July) = 14 = his personal month (from July 2nd, 2010 to August 1st, 2010)
    14 month + 7 (7th of the month on July 7th, 2010 (the day he proposed)) = 21 = his personal day = Seeing the big picture.
    When his number (21 (2 + 2 +1+9+6+1 = 21)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this was HIS day!!!
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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

    Michael Kay

    4          2  7

     

    how he obtains his heart’s desire = MY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 

    his primary challenge = MK = 42 = Relationships.  Love.  Deep sharing.  Beautiful.  Loving relationships.  True love.  Lovers.  Couples.  Consorts.  Significant other.  Spouse.  Bride & groom.  Wedding.  Marriage. 

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    Oosthuizen is on the brink of a famous victory after consolidating his lead in the British Open on Saturday.
    July 17, 2010 — Updated 2110 GMT (0510 HKT)
    Louis Oosthuizen is four strokes clear of Paul Casey going into the final round of the British Open at St Andrews, after a superb three-under-par 69 left him on a 54-hole total of 201.The 27-year-old South African, who led the field by five strokes at the halfway stage, was never overtaken throughout Saturday’s play, with two birdies in his final three holes, including a 40-fooot monster putt at the 16th hole, helping him keep his rivals at bay.

    With conditions slightly calmer on the famous Links course than experienced on Friday, Oosthuizen — who has missed the cut in seven of his previous eight major tournaments — now stands on the brink of a famous victory.

    Casey, who is bidding to become the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo in the 1996 Masters, carded a five-under-par 67 to lead the chasing pack, while Germany’s Martin Kaymer fired a 68 to lie a further three strokes in arrears.

    This year’s Masters runner-up Lee Westwood, Sweden’s Henril Stenson and Spain’s Alejandro Canizares are all tied for fourth place on 209 and with two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen the only previous ‘major’ champion in the top 17, it appears a certainty that a new name will appear on the famous Claret Jug.

    World number one Tiger Woods struggled to a second successive one-over par 73 to share 18th place on three-under-par 213.

    “I hit the ball good,” Woods told reporters. “I just didn’t get anything out of the round. I couldn’t build any momentum and wasn’t making any putts.”

    Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who equalled the lowest round in major history with an opening 63 but experienced the worse of Friday’s weather on his way to an eight-over-par 80, carded a 69 to lie on 212 with one round remaining.

    from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/golf/07/17/golf.british.open.oosthuizen.casey/?fbid=aiN_Atmtes5

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    Louis Oosthuizen was born on October 19th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Oosthuizen

    October 19th

    10 + 19 +2+0+0+9 = 40 = his personal year (from October 19th, 2009 to October 18th, 2010)

    40 year + 6 (June) = 46 = his personal month (from June 19th, 2010 to July 18th, 2010) = Previous. 

    46 month + 17 (17th of the month on Saturday July 17th, 2010) = Relief.  Relieved.

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    40 year + 7 (July) = 47 = his personal month (from July 19th, 2010 to August 18th, 2010) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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    Charles Sobhraj
    Jul 17, 2010, 05.00pm IST
    As his sensational fight for acquittal in a murder case that put him away for life in Nepal comes to a close this month, Charles Sobhraj has dropped a bombshell, presenting the judges with documents that throw grave doubt over the identity of the victims.

    For the first time in the course of the seven-year trial that ran across through several courts, Sobhraj’s lawyers have unearthed and presented old police documents that put an entirely different cast on the murder of American tourist Connie Jo Bronzich, whom Sobhraj is accused of having killed in 1975.

    The stabbed and badly burnt body of a woman discovered near Kathmandu airport in December 1975 is regarded to be the body of the 31-year-old Bronzich. That is also the assumption made in the several books written on Charles Sobhraj and a host of documentary films. However, the documents submitted to judges Ram Prasad Shah and Gouri Dhakal say the passport carried by the dead woman was not Bronzich’s.

    Bronzich was issued a passport a week before the murder in Nepal. However, Sobhraj’s lawyers have submitted a letter from the American Embassy saying the details in the dead woman’s passport do not match those in the one issued to Bronzich. Was it then Bronzich, who travelled to Nepal on a fake passport or someone else? If it is someone else, then the case built up by police that Sobhrah murdered Bronzich for some stones she had bought in India, is bound to collapse.

    The murder, Nepal Police believe, is linked to the discovery of another body found in Bhaktapur city the same week. In their arguments, police say it was the body of Bronzich’s male companion, a Canadian named Laurent Armand Carriere. Since both were killed the same way, Bishwambhar Shrestha, the Kathmandu district court judge who convicted Sobhraj of Bronzich’s murder in 2004, concluded in his judgement that they were committed by the same person.

    However, Sobhraj’s lawyers have submitted documents from the Bhaktapur police’s crime register that say the other body was than of an “unidentified foreign woman, probably American”, Yet police later told three courts that Carriere’s brother travelled to Nepal to identify him. But they failed to produce any formal documents to prove that the brother had indeed come and identified the body. In fact, a book on Sobhraj – The life and crimes of Charles Sobhraj by Richard Neville and Julie Clarke – says the second body could not be identified and had to be cremated nameless. Ironically, the prosecution has tabled the book as evidence that Sobhraj visited Nepal in 1975 and killed Bronzich and Carriere.

    Sobhraj’s fiancée indicates a passage in Life and Crimes that says around that time, there were several murders in Kathmandu and it was not safe for people to travel alone. The book also mentions the discovery of a headless body. Sobhraj’s lawyers say the two killings could have been perpetrated by the same killer or gang.

    Sobhraj has therefore welcomed the fortnightly delay announced by the two judges to deliver the final judgement. “It means they are going through all the documents we submitted,” he said in a message sent to TNN. “There are incredible contradictions by police and lack of evidence. We have emphaised that in the final argument given in writing and we hope they will be taken note of.”

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    Charles Sobhraj was born on April 6th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sobhraj
    April 6th
    4 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 13 = his personal year (from April 6th, 2010 to April 5th, 2011)
    13 year + 7 (July) = 20 = his personal month (from July 6th, 2010 to August 5th, 2010) = Final verdict.

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    July 16, 2010

    Hundreds of people attended a funeral service for a bottlenose dolphin which befriended, and sometimes annoyed, swimmers at beaches on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

    The body of Moko the dolphin, contained in a blue coffin bedecked with flowers, was carried in a funeral procession through the seaside town of Whakatane before a public service in the town centre.

    For three years, the playful teenage dolphin was a familiar sight around the beaches of the east coast city of Gisborne, where he swam among beach-goers and stole balls and surfboards.

    Moko was also known for pushing surfers out to sea, even leaving one woman stranded on a sea buoy when he stole her surfboard.

    Moko’s body was found a week ago on a beach on Matakana Island. His casket was kept overnight at a marae, or meeting house for local indigenous Maori, who had contested the right to determine how and where Moko should be buried.

    Sand from his gravesite will be exchanged with sand from the Mahia peninsula on the North Island, which local Maori say will convey his spirit to the mainland.

    from:  http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100716/twl-funeral-held-for-popular-new-zealand-41f21e0.html

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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

    Moko

    4   6

     

    how he obtain his heart’s desire = MO = 46 = Happy memories.  Nostalgia.  Child-like innocence.  Age.  Youth.  Kids.  Maturity.  Growing up.  Adulthood.  Flowers. 

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    Saturday, July 17, 2010 (London)
    Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes lost his appeal against a three-year prison sentence today for evading more than US$ 15 million in taxes.

    The court of appeal in Atlanta ruled that the judge had correctly sentenced the 47-year-old action star to a jail term for the felony.

    The actor’s lawyers had argued that the sentence was “unreasonable” and that he should have been granted a hearing to decide whether his trial should have been held in New York instead of Florida, reported Daily Mail online.

    Snipes, star of cult hits like the the Blade trilogy and Passenger 57, received the maximum sentence from a judge in Florida in 2008 for dodging federal income taxes on earnings from the peak of his career.

    Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington had then written to US District Court judge William Terrell Hodges asking that Snipes not be sent to prison.

    Woody Harrelson, who said he had known Snipes for two decades and starred alongside him in the movie Wildcats, also pleaded on his behalf.

    A number of other showbusiness friends, including actors, a costume designer and even a daytime TV judge, also provided glowing character references. But their appeal fell on deaf ears.

    Snipes was convicted of three counts of failing to file tax returns from 1999 to 2001. Snipes’ lawyers had argued that his tax advisers, Douglas P Rosile and Eddie Ray Kahn, who also received jail terms, had duped their client with a claim that there were no laws requiring him to pay tax.

    In a lengthy memo to the court calling for the maximum 36-month sentence, prosecutors said Snipes engaged in a decade-long “campaign of criminal tax conduct combining brazen defiance with insidious concealment” that amounted to a USD 15 million evasion and US$ 41 million in “intended harm” to the US Treasury.

    During the investigation by America’s tax agency, the Internal Revenue Service, Snipes was arrested at Johannesburg airport in 2008 for allegedly trying to pass through using a fake South African passport. He was arrested shortly after he was deported to the US.

    Read more at: http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_story.aspx?Section=Movies&ID=ENTEN20100146898&subcatg=MOVIESINDIA&keyword=hollywood&cp

     

     
     

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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

    Wesley  Snipes
    5           1       1
     
    his primary challenge and how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire both = WS = 51 = Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Government.  The State.  Lawyers.  Attorneys.  Legal advice.  Counsel.  Litigation.  Obeying the law.

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    Saturday, 17 July 2010   7:23 AM

    Korean super-star, Sungmin, is mysteriously disappearing from the internet.  Within the last few days his Twitter and Cyworld accounts have been deleted.  Fans around the world are concerned and working to get him back online.

    Sungmin (24), is one of the four lead singers of the Korean super boy band Super Junior.   Twitter users from around the global are tweeting about this mystery and have started a new hashtags  #comebacksungmin, #pleasedontleavesungmin and #dontleavesungmin hoping to bring him back to Twitter.  According to online reports, Sungmin had approximately 140,000 followers when he deleted the account.

    Sungmin is a trending topic on Twitter in the Northern New Jersey area.   According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Palisades Park and Fort Lee NJ are in the top 20 cities in the US with the highest population of Koreans.  New York City is second behind Los Angeles for the cities with the highest number of people with Korean families.

    Cyworld is a very popular South Korean social network service were people can chat and interact with one another.

    One of the top retweets on Twitter is:

    @KpopBoysFacts Sungmin deleted his twitter account. He closed 3 sections on his cyworld. We all know that there’s a reason behind these. #comebacksungmin

    Others are hoping for his return:

    @liacassie RT @YuKanda: 4 topics are trending because of Sungmin. :/ #comebacksungmin #dontleavesungmin , sungmin deleted his twitter , cyworld 

    @blueluckycat TT.TT Iam so sad… Sungmin deleted his twitter Now, sungmin is trending topic.

    @sinTaeyang And cyworld too?! Sungmin,you’re not gonna do that word s.u.i.c.i.d.e rite? Omo omo..><

    @mmiikkoo WHY?~ – Why did Sungmin Quited on Twitter? WHY?! http://tumblr.com/xmpdm7nnx

    from:  http://www.examiner.com/x-56646-Newark-Twitter-Examiner~y2010m7d17-Sungmin-Korean-popstar-and-actor-deletes-his-Twitter-account

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    Sungmin was born on January 1st, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sungmin

    January 1st, 1986

    1 + 1 +1+9+8+6 = 26 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good looks.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Headshot.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Fax.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Telegraph.  Announcements.  Posters.  Placard.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Emcee.  Beauticians.  Hair stylists.  Haircut.  Cosmetics.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause.  Cheer.

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    January 1st

    1 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 5 = his personal year for 2010 = Experiences.  Variety.  Knowledge.  New.  Excitement.  Versatility.  Sampling.  Taste.  Flavor.  Buffets.  Novelty.  Variance.  Variations.  Variable.  Vacillating.  Changeable.  Sporadic.  Spotty.  Scatter.

     5 year + 7 (July) = 12 = his personal month for July = Faith.  Trust.  Believing.  Believer.  Enlightenment.  Self-surrender.  Rishi.  Seer.  Saints.  Prophets.  Mediums.  Aura.  Different.  Phenomenon.  Reversals. 

    12 month + 14 (14th of the month on Wednesday July 14th, 2010) = 26 = his personal day = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good looks.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Glowing.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Headshot.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  The media.  The press.  Newspaper.  Reporter.  Radio.  Telephone.  Phone call.  Fax.  Mail.  A letter.  A post.  E-mail.  Telegraph.  Announcements.  Posters.  Placard.  Publicity.  Publicist.  Spokesperson.  Emcee.  Beauticians.  Hair stylists.  Haircut.  Cosmetics.  Adoring fans.  Autograph.  Signature.  Personalize.  Audience.  Applaud.  Applause.  Cheer.  

    When his number (26 (1 + 1 +1+9+8+6 = 26)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this was HIS day!!!

                      —–

    12 month + 17 (17th of the month on Saturday July 17th, 2010) = 29 = his personal day = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation. 

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    It is his 11 period from May 2010 to September 2010.

    11 = Fairness.  Justice.  Equality.  Parity.  Scale.  Weigh.  Balance.  Deserve.  Just desserts.  Legal dealings.  Outcomes.  Consequences.  Karma.

    So any time one of his personal numbers adds up to 11 it is potentially significant for him.  It is his 29 day today.

    29

    2+9 = 11

    So today is potentially significant for him.

    [The math is:

    2010 (his current numerological calendar year)

    + 26 (his life lesson)

    ——

    2036

    then reduce:  2+0+3+6 = 11 = his period (from May 2010 to September 2010)]

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    Jason Andrews, left, and Amanda Logue, right.

    Jason Andrews, left, and Amanda Logue, right.
    Friday, July 16th 2010, 3:12 PM

    A pair of porn actors are starring in a real-life murder mystery.

    The X-rated boyfriend and girlfriend stabbed and pummeled a Florida tattoo artist with a sledgehammer, detectives said Friday.

    Amanda Logue, a lingerie shop owner who also dabbled in prostitution, and Jason Andrews, a Chicago deejay, stand accused of the May 15 murder, police said, pointing to poorly spelled, profanity-laced text messages the couple exchanged before the killing as proof.

    In one text, Logue said she wanted to have sex with Andrews after they killed Dennis (Scooter) Abrahamsen at his Tampa-area home, police said.

    “I’m so glad you’re really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!” Andrews texted shortly before the murder, police said.

    A grand jury indicted the two on first-degree murder charges.

    The couple spent April and May in Florida starring in porn videos and hanging  out at the beach, according to their Twitter accounts.

    Logue spent the night before the murder at a party at Abrahamsen’s house, where she was allegedly hired to have sex oncamera, while Andrews waited outside the house in his car.

    “Just get him on his face either bash or tell me to get in and. Where to go.” Andrews wrote in one text.

    Logue replied, “I’m horny,” and Andrews told her to take her time.

    Nearly a day later, Abrahamsen was found dead on a massage table in a room with blood-splattered walls.

    The porn pair also stole $6,000 from Abrahamsen police said.

    Andrews and Logue were arrested on May 18 as they tried to use Abrahamsen’s credit card, but police didn’t have enough evidence to connect them to the murder.

    Scared, the couple went their separate ways until their arrests in different states this week.

    According to an affidavit, Logue denied she was involved in the killing, and told police Andrews did it and made her “view Abrahamsen’s crushed skull and told her that’s what would happen to her if she told anyone.”

    Logue is being held without bail at a Florida county jail. Andrews was arrested in Chattanooga, Tenn., and will stay there until he can be extradited.

    from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/07/16/2010-07-16_porn_actors_amanda_logue_jason_andrews_indicted_for_murder_of_florida_tattoo_art.html

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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

    Amanda Logue

    1            3

     

    her primary challenge = AL = 13

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    July 15, 2010

    Well, two weeks ago Stacey Tookey used this cool song, “Jar of Hearts”, in her routine for Billy and Kathryn.  I liked it a ton, looked it up afterward, and had trouble seeing it anywhere outside youtube.  Well, that’s because it turns out the singer, Christina Perri, was a waitress up until two weeks ago, and now because of the show, she’s on the itunes top twenty and has sold a hundred thousand copies of her song.  And now that I know it’s up on itunes, she’s going to sell one more.   She sits at the piano and sings, accompanied by two violins, a cello and an unseen backing singer.  Allison and Neil dance in the contemporary standard – flowy white.  She’s in a floaty dress, he’s got an open shirt to whip around in.  The costumes might as well have been culled from previous performances.

    Anyhow, I really like the song, although the studio version is a bit better than the live one.  I love the backstory, though.  Christina Perri, you’re talented (if a little hyperbolic.)  I hope you can make this work, particularly without losing yourself in the process.

    from:  http://relativelyentertaining.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/so-you-think-you-can-dance-results-show-71510/

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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

    Christina Perri

    3            7   99

     

    her primary challenge = CP = 37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Musician.  Singer.  Guitar. 

    what she must do/has to do (CR) and how she obtains her heart’s desire (CI) both = 39 = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dating.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Invitations.  Offers.  Dreamer.  Idyllic.  Perfect.  Nice.  Commitments.  Promises.  Sincerity.  Genuine.  Authentic. 

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    Merle Haggard and Hank Cochran in 2009
    July 15, 2010
    Hank Cochran spent his last night on earth surrounded with one of the constant loves of his life: country music.

    On Wednesday night, the songwriter who brought the world “I Fall to Pieces” and “Make the World Go Away” got a visit at his Hendersonville home from country singer Jamey Johnson. Billy Ray Cyrus and famed producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon showed up soon after.

    “We got there and Jamey was already sitting in his bedroom by Hank and singing him songs,” said Cannon, Mr. Cochran’s long-time friend and co-writer. “Billy Ray got his guitar out and started singing, and the next thing you know we were just passing the guitar around Hank’s bed just singing some songs, and Hank was actually trying to sing a long a little bit.”

    Mr. Cochran died the next morning following a years-long battle with cancer. He would have been 75 in August.

    Mr. Cochran — whom Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard claims as “a great mentor” — wrote or co-wrote such classic songs as Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces” and “She’s Got You,” George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property” and “The Chair,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away” and Ronnie Milsap’s “Don’t You Ever Get Tired (of Hurting Me).”

    Cannon, along with Cochran’s family, was by Mr. Cochran’s side when he died. Cannon described the moment as “peaceful,” and said on Thursday that country music had lost one of the cornerstones of its foundation.

    “If you pull Hank Cochran’s catalog of songs out of the mix of the Nashville music business, the whole business would be shaped differently than it is now,” Cannon said. “I had the pleasure of writing songs with him, and it was unlike any other co-writing experience I ever had. The guy was magic. Where it is that songwriters plug into to get their stuff they get to write their songs, Hank had a different connection than everybody else.”

    Haggard said in a statement, “He was a great friend and a great mentor. Hank was responsible for some of the music that inspired me to do what I do.”

    ‘I don’t know anybody that didn’t like Hank’

    Mr. Cochran was born Garland Perry Cochran on Aug. 2, 1935, in Isola, Miss. His parents divorced when he was 9, and Mr. Cochran briefly moved in with his father in Memphis before being placed in the St. Peter’s Orphan’s Home due to the economic climate of the post-Depression era.

    As a boy, Mr. Cochran ran away from the facility several times before going to live with his grandparents. At 10, he was playing guitar and singing in church, and at 12 he and his uncle hitched from their home in Mississippi to New Mexico to work in the oil fields.

    By his mid-teen years, Mr. Cochran moved to California, got a job working at Sears & Roebuck in Los Angeles, and went back to school. It was then that he first looked at music as a career possibility.

    Mr. Cochran soon met guitar player Eddie Cochran (no relation) and the pair formed The Cochran Brothers, then made friends with other musicians on the scene like Bobby Bare and Harlan Howard. After moderate success, the duo disbanded and Mr. Cochran moved to Nashville.

    That was January of 1960. Mr. Cochran got a job at Pamper Music, which was coowned by Ray Price. Price remembers his friend and former employee fondly.

    “I hate it,” Price said of Mr. Cochran’s passing. “He was really a good one. He had a great talent and he was there when he was needed. Hank wasn’t hid under any subterfuge. What you saw with Hank is what you got, and it was all good. I don’t know anybody that didn’t like Hank.”

    Price said he spoke with Mr. Cochran on Monday. “We got to say goodbye,” Price said. “I knew it was coming and he did, too, but we didn’t want it to happen.”

    In 1961, Mr. Cochran scored his first No. 1 as a songwriter — “I Fall to Pieces,” which he co-wrote with Harlan Howard. By 1974, Mr. Cochran had made such a name for himself as a songwriter that he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Hall of Fame — the only writer to ever receive a unanimous vote.

    Over the years, Cochran has also been the recipient of numerous awards from performing rights organization BMI, including recognitions for 3 million plays on “Make the World Go Away,” “Ocean Front Property,” and “I Fall to Pieces.”

    In June 2009, a private, surprise celebration of Mr. Cochran’s work at BMI in Nashville attracted Haggard, Elvis Costello, Bobby Bare, Cowboy Jack Clement and Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely (Mr. Cochran’s ex-wife) and others.

    “He’s a songwriting icon and everybody knows his songs,” said longtime friend Bobby Bare on Thursday. “Hank wrote from personal feelings, just the way he felt. Hank fell in love a lot and broke up a lot, so he had a lot of feelings. And Hank, like all great songwriters was very aware of all things going on around him, and he was very bright. (Great songwriters) are not afraid to put their feelings on the line. ‘You walk by and I fall to pieces,’” Bare quoted from the Patsy Cline hit, “that says it all right there.’”

    ‘Going Where the Lonely Go’

    Mr. Cochran’s last night was filled with his songs — “Make the World Go Away,” “The Chair” and “Set ’Em Up Joe,” among them — as Cyrus, Johnson and Cannon performed for him.

    “Billy sung a Merle Haggard song and he sung his big hit ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ and Hank was singing along in the chorus,” Cannon said. “He was so weak you couldn’t hear him, but he was joining in anyway. It was a very emotional evening.”

    When the three performers stopped playing at one point, Mr. Cochran asked them not to leave and they continued. Their visit had come on the heels of a call from Haggard, so the men ended the night with Haggard hit “Going Where the Lonely Go.”

    Cyrus was moved to drive with Cannon to Mr. Cochran’s home Wednesday night by the feeling that “there ain’t gonna be no tomorrow.”

    “You look at somebody like Hank’s life and think, ‘Man, that’s what it’s all about, writing songs, that’s what this town was built on,’” Cyrus said. “What a great loss, and what a great, great man. He’s at the very top of people who took their pen and paper and touched people’s lives with it.”

    Mr. Cochran is survived by his wife Suzi, daughter Booth Calder and three sons, Garland Perry Cochran Jr., James Lee Cochran and Daniel Cochran.

    A private, family memorial will be held, and a public service will follow. Details will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to honor Hank make donations to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.

    from:  http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2010/07/15/hank-cochrans-last-night-filled-with-music-from-friends/

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    Hank Cochran was born on August 2nd, 1935 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Cochran

    August 2nd, 1935

    8 + 2 +1+9+3+5 = 28 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Overcoming obstacles.

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    August 2nd

    8 + 2 +2+0+0+9 = 21 = his personal year (from August 2nd, 2009 to August 1st, 2010) = A classic.  Univerally appreciated.

    21 year + 7 (July) = 28 = his personal month (from July 2nd, 2010 to August 1st, 2010) = Personal power.

    When his number (28 (8 + 2 +1+9+3+5 = 28)) came up, that’s when he got to live/experience what he was here to live/experience.  So this was HIS month!!!

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    28 month + 15 (15th of the month on Thursday July 15th, 2010) = 43 = his personal day = Having fun with friends.

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    Vonetta McGee | 1945-2010

    July 15, 2010

    Vonetta McGee, an actress whose big-screen heyday during the blaxploitation era of the 1970s included leading roles in “Blacula” and “Shaft in Africa,” has died. She was 65.

    McGee died Friday at a hospital in Berkeley after experiencing cardiac arrest and being on life support for two days, said family spokeswoman Kelley Nayo. Although McGee had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 17, Nayo said, her death was not related to the disease.

    McGee was described as “one of the busiest and most beautiful black actresses” by Times movie reviewer Kevin Thomas in 1972, the year she appeared opposite Fred Williamson in the black action movie “Hammer,” and had starring roles in the crime-drama “Melinda” and the horror film “Blacula.”

    She went on to appear with Richard Roundtree in “Shaft in Africa” (1973), and co-starred with Max Julien in “Thomasine & Bushrod” (1974).

    McGee also appeared with Clint Eastwood in the 1975 action-thriller “The Eiger Sanction,” prompting The Times’ Thomas to write in his review: “Her parrying with Eastwood, verbally and otherwise, is enough to scorch the screen.”

    “I was pleased to see her get a role with Clint Eastwood,” said Williamson, who knew McGee before they made “Hammer.” “Not many black actors had that opportunity to be in a movie where color doesn’t matter.

    “Vonetta McGee was like a lot of actors and actresses at that time, like myself, Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, Billy Dee Williams and Pam Grier, in that we had more talent than we were allowed to show because everything was perceived as a black project. Once they categorize you, your marketability becomes limited.”

    McGee was no fan of the “blaxploitation” label that was attached to many of the films featuring black casts in the ’70s.

    That label, she told The Times in 1979, was used “like racism, so you don’t have to think of the individual elements, just the whole. If you study propaganda, you understand how this works.”

    Although The Times reported that McGee “calls herself one of the lucky graduates of the black-film genre,” she pointed out that there was a difference between someone like Diana Ross and other potentially marketable black actresses.

    “She has had the luxury of a studio behind her,” McGee said. “This is where a lot of us fell short. We all needed a certain amount of protection. But we were on our own.”

    Among McGee’s other film credits are “The Lost Man,” “Detroit 9000,” “Brothers” (in which she played an activist based on Angela Davis), “Repo Man” and “To Sleep with Anger.”

    In the ’80s, her career turned primarily to television.

    That included playing Sister Indigo on Robert Blake‘s short-lived 1985 dramatic series “Hell Town” and playing a social worker who takes a con man played by Jimmie Walker into her home in the syndicated 1987-88 sitcom “Bustin’ Loose.”

    She also played a recurring role on “L.A. Law” and appeared in several episodes of “Cagney & Lacey” as the wife of detective Mark Petrie (played by Carl Lumbly).

    McGee and Lumbly were married in 1986 and had a son, Brandon, in 1988.

    Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 1945, she was attending what is now San Francisco State when she got involved with a local acting group.

    She launched her film career in 1968 in Italy, where she appeared in the spaghetti western “The Great Silence” and played the title role in the comedy “Faustina.”

    In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by her mother, Alma McGee; three brothers, Donald, Richard and Ronald McGee; and a sister, Alma McGee.

    A memorial service is pending.

    from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-vonetta-mcgee-20100715,0,6730780.story

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    Vonetta McGee was born on January 14th, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonetta_mcgee

    January 14th, 1945

    1 + 14 +1+9+4+5 = 34 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Red hot.  Smokin’ hot.

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    The day of birth rules ages 27 to 54.  She was  born on the 14th of the month. so she had the number 14 going on from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

    14 = Sexy.  Sex symbol.

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