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Les Stroud (born October 20, 1961, in Mimico, Ontario) is a Canadian musician, film maker, and survival expert best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television program Survivorman. After a short career behind the scenes in the music industry, Stroud became a full-time wilderness guide, survival instructor and musician based in Huntsville, Ontario. Stroud has produced survival-themed programming for The Outdoor Life Network, The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, and YTV. The survival skills imparted from watching Stroud’s television programs have been cited by several people as the reason they lived through harrowing wilderness ordeals.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Stroud

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October 20th, 1961

10 + 20 +1+9+6+1 = 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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October 20th, 1961

20 + 1+9+6+1 = 37 = his “secret” number = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Father.  Dad.  Fatherly advice.  Paternal.  Parental.  Emotive.  Musician.  Singer.  Guitar. 

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Man, Woman, Wild is a reality documentary television series that first aired on the Discovery Channel on July 17, 2010. It features Mykel Hawke, a former Army Special Forces survival expert, and his TV journalist wife, Ruth England, surviving for four days and nights with few supplies in inhospitable locations.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man,_Woman,_Wild#cite_note-2

July 17th, 2010

7 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = the life lesson of Man, Woman, Wild =  Initiative.  Follow through.  Original.  The first.  Innovation.  Trailblazer.  Pioneer.  Inventor.  Start.  Begin.  Usher in.  Initiate.  Debut.  Groundbreaking.  New start.  Fresh start.  First step.  The beginning.  Opening scene.  Opening line. 

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Ali Lohan

Friday, September 24th, 2010

There’s not only Kendall Jenner, the half Kardashian sister, to keeping up with into the fashion world. Now we have to deal with Lindsay Lohan’s sister too. 16-year-old Ali Lohan posed in provocative photos for her troubled actress/designer’s 6126 clothing line.
Ali, who appeared on E!’s short-lived ‘Living Lohan’ reality show, gets the modeling attitude in several poses on the 6126 brand website.
“Lindsay and Ali are very close and it’s very natural that they would work together. Lindsay is very excited about its Spring 2011 ready-to-wear line and feels it’s a reflection of her style. These are clothes she hopes her teenage sister would wear. Lindsay wears them, but so does her mom, Dina. The idea is that 6126 is for everyone”, a representative for 6126 said.

from:  http://gossip.whyfame.com/ali-lohan-poses-provocatively-for-6126-clothing-line-7138

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Ali Lohan was born on December 22nd, 1993 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Lohan

December 22nd, 1993

12 + 22 +2+0+0+9 = 45 = her personal year (from December 22nd, 2009 to December 21st, 2010) = Magnetic.

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Sep 23rd 2010 09:40PM

After 22 years of marriage, rocker Nancy Wilson and director Cameron Crowe are calling it quits, PEOPLE reports.

Wilson, a singer from the rock duo Heart, filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. She cites irreconcilable differences and lists June 15, 2008 as the date of their separation.

Crowe, writer/director of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ ‘Almost Famous’ and ‘Jerry Maguire,’ and Wilson married on July 23, 1986. They have 10-year-old twin boys named William and Curtis. In the divorce papers, Wilson seeks joint physical and legal custody of their children and also requests spousal support.
Wilson, who composed and produced music for several of her husband’s films, has also asked that her legal name be restored to Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson.

Crowe is reportedly working on an untitled Pearl Jam documentary, MTV.com reports, and Wilson will continue to perform with her band Heart, alongside sister, Ann Wilson.

from:  http://www.popeater.com/2010/09/23/nancy-wilson-cameron-crowe-divorce/

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Nancy Wilson was born on March 16th, 1954 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wilson_(rock_musician)

March 16th, 1954

3 + 16 +1+9+5+4 = 38 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Motherhood.  Mom.  Caring.

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September 24, 2010, 9:13 AM ET

Teresa Lewis, the woman who plotted to kill her husband and stepson for insurance money back in 2002, Thursday night was executed Thursday night by lethal injection in Jarratt, Va. Click here for the Washington Post story; here for the Richmond Times-Dispatch story. Click here, here, and here for previous LB posts on Lewis during the runup to her execution date.

WaPo reporter Maria Glod described the scene this way:

Wearing a light blue prison-issued shirt and dark blue pants, Lewis looked anxious as she was led by officers into the death chamber at 8:55 p.m. She was placed on a white gurney, with leather straps securing her ankles, legs, wrists and chest, before intravenous lines were attached to each arm.

Lewis asked whether Kathy Clifton, the daughter and sister of her victims, was in the chamber.

“I just want Kathy to know that I love you, and I’m very sorry,” Lewis said before the drugs were pumped into her arms. Her feet, clad in flip-flops, twitched, but no other movement was visible. Her spiritual adviser, Julie Perry, cried as she stood in the back of the witness room.

Lewis was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m.

Glom notes that Lewis’s case generated interest across the world. The European Union asked Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell to commute her sentence to life, citing her mental capacity. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cited the case at an appearance in New York.

Lewis is the 12th woman to be executed in the United States since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976.

Her final meal: fried chicken, sweet peas with butter, German chocolate cake and Dr Pepper, corrections officials said.

A question: People are executed in this country fairly regularly; it takes special circumstances to garner worldwide media attention (like asking to be executed by a firing squad).

So what was noteworthy about the Lewis execution? For starters, there was the issue of her mental capacity. Her supporters (and others) condemned the execution on grounds that her mental capacity fell below the Supreme Court’s permissible threshold.

But part of it, assuredly, owed to the fact that Lewis was a woman.

At Slate, Dahlia Lithwick tackled the issue earlier this week, in this piece.

Writes Lithwick:

It seems clear in hindsight that both her death sentence and her clemency petition contain gender assumptions that the criminal justice system does not spell out explicitly. She was sentenced harshly because she used sexuality and adultery to mastermind a murder plot against loved ones, and she seeks a reprieve from death because her sexuality made her a victim in uniquely female ways.

Lithwick notes that women get sentenced to death at a lower rate than do men. But that only tells a portion of the story:

When women are sentenced to die, say experts, it tends to be for the most sexist reasons. Often, their crimes involve the murder of a spouse or a child, which comes with the assumption that they are bad mothers or unnatural wives. Experts say that men on death row, by comparison, have more often than not killed a stranger and done so in the commission of another crime. Why the double standard? Maybe it’s because, from the days of the Puritans, Americans have thrilled to stories of fiendish and beastly women who killed their loved ones. The culture expected white women to be “kindly, passive, virtuous caretakers,” writes Phyllis Goldfarb, a professor of law at George Washington University. When they committed murder instead, she writes, “execution seemed utterly appropriate.”

from:  http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/09/24/teresa-lewis-is-executed-what-made-her-case-so-interesting/

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Teresa Lewis was born on April 26th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_Lewis

April 26th, 1969

4 + 26 +1+9+6+9 = 55 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Mental capacity.

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Eddie Fisher
September 24, 2010

Known for his “smooth” voice and his highly public romances with the day’s biggest stars, Eddie Fisher died after complications from hip surgery.

Fisher recorded 25 Top 40 hits in the 1950s, which included four chart-toppers. He also starred on several television shows. But Fisher is probably most famous for his marriages. His first, to Debbie Reynolds, produced daughter Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars triology. He also married Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens, and was rumored to be involved with Judy Garland and Ann-Margret.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/09/24/pop-singer-eddie-fisher-dies-at-82/#ixzz10SFbYiGA

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Pop idol Eddie Fisher died on Wednesday due to complications from a recent hip surgery, his family announced on Thursday. He was 82. Fisher, father to actress Carrie Fisher, was one of the most successful pop singers of the 1950s. In addition to chart-topping hits, like “Thinking of You,” “Walking Behind You,” and “Oh! My Pa-Pa,” Fisher also had the TV variety show Coke Time with Eddie Fisher and The Eddie Fisher Show. He fell out of the spotlight with the advent of rock’n’roll, though he continued to record well into the 1960s.

Fisher was married five times. He had two children, Carrie and Todd, with his first wife, actress-singer Debbie Reynolds, whom he famously left for second wife Elizabeth Taylor. Carrie Fisher has compared her parents’ messy divorce and father’s re-marriage to Taylor to the modern-day Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie saga. Fisher was also married to actress Connie Stevens, with whom he had two more children, actresses Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher. His fourth marriage, at 47, was to 21-year-old beauty queen, Terry Richard. It ended after 10 months. His fifth (and longest) marriage was to Betty Lin, a Chinese-born businesswoman. She died in 2001.

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Eddie Fisher was born on August 10th, 1928 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Fisher_(singer)

August 10th, 1928

August 10th

8 + 10 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from August 10th, 2010 to August 9th, 2011) = Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.

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September 23, 2010 5:11pm

Canadian actor Jackie Burroughs, perhaps best known for her roles on the television shows Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea, has died.

Burroughs died Wednesday afternoon in her Toronto home after suffering from stomach cancer. She was 71.

Burroughs, who was born in England, played Amelia Evans in Anne of Green Gables and Hetty King in Road to Avonlea. She also appeared in films such as The Dead Zone, The Grey Fox and did voice-over work in Heavy Metal.

Her IMDB page shows that she worked steadily until her death, including roles on Due South, Smallville, Dead Like Me, and movies Fever Pitch and The Sentinel.

She won a Gemini in 2002 for supporting actress in a dramatic show or mini-series for Further Tales of the City. She also won in 1990, 1992 and 1994 for her role on Road to Avonlea. She also won three Genie awards for her perfomances on A Winter Tan, The Wars and The Grey Fox.

Burroughs was married to musician Zal Yanovsky, who died in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Zoe.

from:  http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/tv/2010/09/23/15455901.html

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Jackie Burroughs was born on February 2nd, 1939 according to [Jacqueline “Jackie” Burroughs (February 2, 1939 – September 22, 2010)] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Burroughs

February 2nd, 1939

2 + 2 +1+9+3+9 = 26 = her life lesson = Celebrity.

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Astro-Notes on September 18, 2010 – the power to create

The Moon has made ingress into Aquarius this morning at 03:34 am EDT and is now on her way to activate the Mars-Pluto sextile, which will be perfecting tonight, with a square and a semi-sextile, respectively. As the atmosphere changes from heavily smoldering to electrified and thus being ready for discharge, we may find ourselves in a state of excitement and eager anticipation, our intentions geared toward establishing a base for our personal power from which we can gain more influence in private and public affairs. Therefore, we may feel strongly compelled to take advantage of the immense potential of this moment in time by intensifying our activities accordingly to be able to control the situation, especially in view of long-term developments. This happens in sync with the 2nd in a series of Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions, the first of which occurred in June in Aries with both planetary bodies in direct motion, now taking place in Pisces with both of them in retrograde motion. A process of individualized expansion that is a reorientation inspired by ideals and heightened awareness for future-oriented trends is reforming our inner landscape and stimulating longings for differentiation and liberation along the lines of our visions with our beliefs and convictions unified into an ideology of personal truths and revolutionary concepts, thereby revealing the level of elevation of our consciousness.

Tarot card of the day is “The Magician” with the message ‘I have the power to create’, which suggests to utilize the 4 tools we have to our disposal – the sword of intellect, the wand of inspiration, the cup of emotion and the pentacle of practicality – and thus mastering the 4 elements to approach our whole life or a situation with a new creative and original attitude. With self-confidence we will have the ability to act not react, the willpower to direct our energy in the direction we want it to go and gain the knowledge and the ability to tackle the important issues that need to be dealt with so that success can be achieved.   

In the news: The Republican presidential field for 2012 is beginning to take shape in the U.S. in a period of intensive upheaval set off by the rise of the Tea Party movement, expanding the roster of potential candidates but presenting a more complicated road to the nomination. – Future trends and possibilities are revealed and so is the social consciousness and the level of understanding of collective issues and individual rights in a multi-cultural society by the single candidates in this group (Jupiter-Uranus), who draw their support from an angered mob (Mars-Pluto).

http://verenadonath.wordpress.com/

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September 11, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Tiffany Livingston is the 21-year-old Playboy Bunny who tried to jump out of a JetBlue plane Thursday while it was flying, while other passengers were aboard. As more and more photos of her emerge today, I get more and more afraid to fly.

She looks so normal, so pretty, so like someone I would be glad to see sit down next to me on an airplane instead of some fat, sweaty, heavy-breathing man (or woman).

And to think, there she was flying from Orlando (my home airport) to New Jersey, when she just jumped up mid-flight and tried to open the door to the plane. Like anyone could on any plane, any time.

Her outburst was attributed to anxiety and lack of medication that she was supposed to have taken.

“She said she’s gone through this before, but never this bad, and didn’t have…her medication,” a source told the New York Post.

Or perhaps as authorities say, it wasn’t quite so dramatic, and she just steadied herself with the handle.

Either way, the fact is it could happen. I’m surprised such mid-flight meltdowns don’t happen more often.

While flight attendants and pilots do what they can to ensure our safety, our lives are largely in the hands of our fellow passengers when we fly, all contained together up there in that small space in the sky.

The tragic events of 9/11 did a lot to increase our awareness of the risk we take when flying, and Livingston’s outburst pales in comparison to that.

But in another way, it’s even more frightening because all the metal detectors and body scanners in the world can’t screen out crazy.

from:  http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/109341/tiffany_livingston_pictures_freak_me

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Tiffany Marguerite Livingston was born on February 22nd, 1989 according to http://www.poole-associates.com/Poole%20Penthouse%20in%20VIP.htm

February 22nd, 1989

2 + 22 +1+9+8+9 = 51 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Obeying the law.  Following the rules.

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Jersey Shore is a reality television series on MTV that follows eight housemates spending their summers together, in the first season at the Jersey Shore, and the second at Miami Beach. The first season was filmed in August 2009 in a summer share in Seaside Heights but was also filmed in other towns such as Toms River, Neptune and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The show debuted amid large amounts of controversy regarding the use of the words “Guido/Guidette”, portrayals of Italian-American stereotypes and scrutiny from locals because the cast members were not residents of the area. The theme song featured in the opening credits is “Get Crazy” by LMFAO.

Following the success of the first season, MTV announced in January 2010 that a second season consisting of 12 episodes had been ordered and would air that summer. It would follow all of the first season cast as they escape the cold northeast and find themselves in Miami. The second season premiered on July 29, 2010. On July 20, 2010, MTV announced that the entire cast, with the exception of Angelina, would return for a third season to be shot back in Seaside Heights, New Jersey and scheduled to air later. MTV has since exported the series to dozens of countries worldwide.

Premise

The show examines the lives of eight young cast members living and vacationing on the various resorts along the Jersey Shore, more specifically the town of Seaside Heights. In exchange for living and partying in the shore house, each member of the cast is required to work shifts at a local boardwalk t-shirt store. Failure to comply with the ground rules set by their boss, who owns the shore house in which the cast resides, results in termination and eviction from the shore house.

Episodes

Following the success of the first season, MTV announced in January 2010 that a second season consisting of 12 episodes had been ordered and would air that summer. It would follow all of the first season cast as they “escape the cold northeast and find themselves in a new destination”. The first half of second season was shot in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida, in May 2010 and the cast were to relocate back to the Jersey Shore for the rest of filming. It was later determined that the production company had enough footage from the Miami shoot to fill the whole second season scheduled to premiere July 29, 2010, and would instead use the footage to be shot at the Jersey Shore for a third season.

On July 20, 2010, MTV announced that the entire cast, with the exception of Angelina, would return for a third season to be aired later. Season 3 will be shot back in Seaside Heights, New Jersey during the summer.

Despite initial announcements that Angelina will not be part of Season 3, on August 9, 2010, Angelina stated via Twitter that she will indeed be part of Season 3, despite the fact that it has already started filming.  However, on August 27, 2010 Angelina retracted her previous claims and stated that she would not be part of season 3. MTV has yet to comment on the extent of Angelina’s participation in season 3.

Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 9 December 3, 2009 January 21, 2010
Season 2 12 July 29, 2010 TBA

Cast

While media outlets have erroneously reported that the cast were Italian-Americans, only five of the eight cast members are of Italian ancestry. Only one of the eight is actually from the state of New Jersey. MTV confirmed on August 6, 2010 that Deena Nicole Cortese has been added to the original cast for Season 3 She is a longtime friend of Snooki and describes herself as “class in a glass and party in a body.”  Despite initial announcements that Angelina will not be part of Season 3, on August 9, 2010, Angelina stated via Twitter that she will indeed be part of Season 3, despite the fact that it has already started filming.  However, on August 27, 2010 Angelina retracted her previous claims and stated that she would not be part of season 3. MTV has yet to comment on Angelina’s involvement for Season 3.

Name (“Nickname”)[18] Main cast seasons[18][19][20] Age[a][18] Hometown[18] Biography[18]
Angelina “Jolie” Pivarnick[21] 1, 2 22 Staten Island, New York Angelina, a New York City bartender, proclaims herself as “the Kim Kardashian of Staten Island” due to her “all natural” figure. A very outspoken individual, she causes conflicts within the shore house primarily between male castmates. She starts out the season with a serious relationship at home and intends on remaining faithful. However, the two ultimately break up in episode 3, which indirectly leads to her eviction from the shore house after refusing to work her shift in the t-shirt shop.[22][23]
Jenni “JWoww” Farley[24] 1, 2, 3 23 Franklin Square, New York Jenni, aka JWoww, is a graphic designer and club promoter from Franklin Square, New York. She refers to herself as a praying mantis when it comes to her relationships with men. However, JWoww enters the shore house with a steady relationship at home with a man whom she claims to love. Although she intended to remain faithful, JWoww ultimately cheats on her boyfriend with castmate Pauly D and ends her relationship in Episode 3.[23][24] Prior to her 21st birthday she got a breast augmentation as a present to herself.[25]
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino[26] 1, 2, 3 27 Staten Island, New York Mike, an assistant manager of a fitness center in Staten Island, refers to himself as “The Situation”. He claims that despite his appearance as a “wild kid”, he has a sensitive side, and hopes to settle down in the future. He develops an attraction towards Sammi “Sweetheart” but a relationship never comes into fruition when she becomes interested in fellow castmate Ronnie.[27][28] He also worked as an exotic dancer in 2004.[29]
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi[30] 1, 2, 3 21 Marlboro, New York Nicole “Snooki” is a self proclaimed “guidette” from Marlboro, New York, and an aspiring veterinary technician. She describes her ideal man as one who fits the guido stereotype and enters the experience hoping to meet the man of her dreams. She is the center of controversy when a man punches her in her face during a bar confrontation.[31] She previously suffered from an eating disorder in high school.[32] Her friends started calling her “Snooki” in middle school after the character “Snooki the cootchie crook” from the film Save the Last Dance because she was the first of her friends to make out with a boy.[33]
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio[34] 1, 2, 3 28 Johnston, Rhode Island Paul “DJ Pauly D” is a Disc Jockey from Johnston, Rhode Island outside of Providence. He owns a tanning bed in his house and spends around 25 minutes daily on his hair. He strikes up a brief romance with fellow castmate JWoww but the relationship does not progress.[23][35]
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro[36][37][38] 1, 2, 3 23 Bronx, New York Ronnie hails from The Bronx in New York City. He enters the experience with the intent of not falling in love at the Jersey Shore. However, he ultimately breaks his own rule and strikes up a relationship with castmate Sammi “Sweetheart”.[23][39]
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola[40] 1, 2, 3 22 Hazlet, New Jersey Sammi “Sweetheart” calls herself “the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet” and hails from Hazlet, New Jersey. Recently single, she enters the house with the sole intent of having fun. She attended William Paterson University and was a midfielder on the women’s soccer team.[41] When it comes to relationships, Sammi is described by her friends as a “heartbreaker” though she ultimately strikes up a relationship with fellow castmate Ronnie in Episode 3.[23][42]
Vinny Guadagnino[21] 1, 2, 3 21 Staten Island, New York Vinny comes from a traditional Italian family in Staten Island. A self proclaimed “Mama’s boy”, Vinny is ready to enjoy his first summer as a 21 year old at the shore.[43][44] Guadagnino is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz and plans to attend law school if acting doesn’t work out.[45]
Deena Nicole Cortese[20] 3 23 New Egypt, New Jersey Deena is a longtime friend of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and describes herself as “class in a glass and party in a body.” (There’s no word on whether she, too, has a Snooki-esque nickname.) If possible, she plans to bring even more partying to the hit series. “I bring a lot of energy into the house,” she told The Associated Press. “I party.”[20] She had originally auditioned for season 1 but was rejected.[46]

Ages are at the time of filming season one (Deena Nicole Cortese age at the time of filming season 3).

Media and merchandise

DVD releases

On February 23, 2010, Amazon.com and MTV teamed up to release Jersey Shore on DVD. The title theme, “Get Crazy” by LMFAO has been changed to a more nondescript trance song. Other songs have been changed since their original air date as well. A retail release by Paramount Home Entertainment with added commentary was released on July 20. Although it is claimed the DVDs are uncensored, the video and some audio is still censored. The DVD also includes special features include deleted scenes, the reunion special, “Tips From The Situation and Snooki,” “Before the Shore,” and the “Jersey Shore Makeover with Michael Cera” amongst others.

Soundtrack and literature

A soundtrack to the series was released by MTV and Universal Republic on July 20, 2010. Aimed to create the perfect summer playlist, the album features songs from a variety of artists including Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Lil Jon, 3OH!3 David Guetta, Fergie, Chris Willis, Girlicious and LMFAO as well as DJs like Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Diplo, Paul Oakenfold as well as DJ Pauly D. A deluxe edition of the album was also released containing a bonus CD featuring songs inspired from the first season of the show, like LMFAO’s “Get Crazy“. The first single off the album was Enrique Inglesias’ “I Like It“, whose video also featured the Jersey Shore cast.

A quote book titled Gym, Tanning, Laundry: The Official Jersey Shore Quote Book (ISBN 978-1-4391-9682-3) was released by MTV on June 15, 2010. The book also includes a bonus DVD with the most memorable moments from season one of the show. A sticker book titled Jersey Shore Sticker Activity Book (ISBN 0766639045) was also released on the same date, as well as a 2011 wall calendar (ISBN 0740797972) by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Other

Other merchandise relating to the show have also been released, including talking bobblehead dolls of the cast, a beach game set, a “Gym Tanning Laundry (GTL)” labeled sports bottle, as well as various T-Shirts.

Controversy

MTV received a significant amount of criticism from Italian American organizations for the show Jersey Shore, which premiered in December 2009. The controversy was due in large part to the manner in which MTV marketed the show, as it liberally used the word Guido to describe the cast members. The word Guido is generally regarded as an ethnic slur when referring to Italians and Italian Americans. One promotion stated that the show was to follow, “eight of the hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos,” while yet another advertisement stated, “[the show] exposes one of the tri-state area’s most misunderstood species… the GUIDO. Yes, they really do exist! Our Guidos and Guidettes will move into the ultimate beach house rental and indulge in everything the Seaside Heights, New Jersey scene has to offer.”

Prior to the series debut, UNICO National (which is the largest Italian American organization) formally requested that MTV cancel the show. In a letter to the network, UNICO called the show a “…direct, deliberate and disgraceful attack on Italian Americans…” UNICO National President Andre DiMino said in a statement “MTV has festooned the ‘bordello-like’ house set with Italian flags and red, white and green maps of New Jersey while every other cutaway shot is of Italian signs and symbols. They are blatantly as well as subliminally bashing Italian-Americans with every technique possible…” Around this time, other Italian organizations joined the fight, including the NIAF, the Order Sons of Italy in America and the internet watch-dog ItalianAware.

MTV responded to the controversy by issuing a press release which stated in part, “the Italian-American cast takes pride in their ethnicity. We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture.” Since the calls for the show’s removal, several sponsors have requested that their ads not be aired during the show. These sponsors include Dell, Domino’s and American Family Insurance. Despite the loss of certain advertisers, MTV has not canceled the show. Moreover, the show has seen its audience gradually increase from its premiere in December 2009.

Parodies

Since the show’s release, the cast has been spoofed hundreds of times, whether through late-night talk shows, or on video-sharing sites like YouTube. An episode featuring several notable parodies were made into a special entitled Jersey Shore: Spoof’d, which aired on January 16, 2010, featuring a cast commentary highlighting internet and television spoofs that have sprung up as a direct response to the show. The program also the original cast audition tapes.

Several songs have been remixed to poke fun at the show and its characters, including “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha, “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z, and a spoof of “California Gurls” by Katy Perry entitled “Staten Island Girls”. Other online parodies have surfaced, such as a Super Mario Bros./Jersey Shore mashup entitled “Super Mario Bros: Jersey Shore”. The show’s characters have also been spoofed by many comedians, including Nick Kroll‘s character “Bobby Bottleservice” performing an audition tape for the show, and Bobby Moynihan‘s impression of Snooki on Saturday Night Live.

The cast has appeared in several episodes of Lopez Tonight, where they starred in spoofs of popular films such as The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, Avatar, and Up. The show’s cast also starred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a spoof of the Twilight Saga, entitled The Jersey Shore Saga: Friggin’ Twilight.

The webcomic Jersey Circus is a mashup of artwork from the newspaper comic strip The Family Circus and dialogue from Jersey Shore. It juxtaposes the innocent artwork of the comic with often adult dialogue from the show to parody both media phenomenon.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_(TV_series)

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Original run December 3, 2009 (2009-12-03) – present

Using December 3rd, 2009 as the “birth date” for Jersey Shore yields:

December 3rd, 2009

12 + 3 +2+0+0+9 = 26 = Jersey Shore’s life lesson number = 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. 

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

November 23rd, 1987

11 + 23 +1+9+8+7 = 59 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Picking up the pieces.  Salvaging what remains.  Cutting your losses.  Overcoming self-interest.  Aim for higher consciousness.  Clearing negative energy.  Treating others the way you would want to be treated.  Weathering the storm.  Chain reaction.  New Jersey. 

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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

 9 6 5  6 9  9       44

Nicole Polizzi                   81

5 3 3   7 388       37

her soul number (sum of vowels) = 44 = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  Fresh.  Happening.  Update.  Status.  Condition.  The moment.  Presently.  Currently.  Now.  Today.  In touch.  In tune.  Tone.  Resonance.  Validate.  Feedback.  Commentary.  Comment.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Chillin’.  Be here now.  Live in the now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  Get used to it.  What is.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now.  Yeah, uh huh.  How’s it going?  What’s up?  What’s going on?  What’s happening?  Here’s what’s happening.  Up-to-date.  Recently updated.  The latest update.  Latest development.  Keep me up-to-date.  I’ll keep you posted.  Play-by-play.  Moment by moment.  Current status.  Staying current.  Staying on topic.  Stay tuned.  Tune in.  Checking in with you to see where you’re at with things.  Stream of consciousness.  Daily diary.  Keeping a log.  Short-term memory.  Sitting still.  Sit back.  Whatever happens, happens.  Que será, será.

her outer personality (sum of consonants) = 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.  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. 

 

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 81 = Revival.  Renewal.  Revisit.  Review.  Redo.  Do over.  Again.  Revive.  Reopen.  Reexamine.  When the spirit moves me. 

 

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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

    66 9      21

Snooki                29

15   2          8

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Snooki = 21 = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.   
 

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Snooki = 8 = Discipline.  Grounded.  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Commands.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.  Regimented.  Having both feet firmly planted on the ground.  Climbing to the top of the mountain.  Having a strong foundation.  You cannot climb a ladder by pushing others down.  Social climber.  Status seeking.

 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Snooki = 29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.   


 

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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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Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and 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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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

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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Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino was born on July 4th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Sorrentino

July 4th, 1982

7 + 4 +1+9+8+2 = 31 = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Runner-up.  Competitor.  Contender.  Opponent.  Scrimmage.  Sparring.  Practice.  Training.  Trainer.  Scramble.  Stir.  Catalyst.  Reaction.  Risk.  Controversy.  Contention.  Provocateur.  Provoke.  Instigate.  Tease.  Taunt.  Ruckus.  Noise.  Dissonance.  Cacophony.  Disturbance.  Struggles.  Strife.  Squabbles.  Quarrels.  Altercation.  Brawl.  Donnybrook.  Feuds.  Antagonism.  Rivalry.  Agitation.  Rowdy.  Wild.  Disorderly conduct.  Havoc.  Riot.  Scandal.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  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.  Stepping into the ring.  Throwing your hat into the ring.  Gettiing into the mix.  

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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

 9   15    6   5  9 6       41

Michael Sorrentino                  90

4 38   31   99 525       49

his soul number (sum of all vowels) = 41 = Melting your heart.  Stirrings of the heart.  Warming up to you.  Opening up.  Getting to know one another.  About me.  If you can’t be with the one you love, then love the one you’re with.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  Significant difference in age between you and your significant other.  Pining away.  Open relationships. 

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 49 =  Happiness.  Fulfillment.  Satisfaction.  Contentment.  Satiety.  Wish fulfillment.  Delight.  Gratification.  Yes.  Smiling.  Be satisfied.  Life is sweet.  Living the life of Riley.  It’s a piece of cake.  Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.  Getting what you want.  Here’s what I want.  Grant your wish.  Waving a magic wand.  Having your cake and eating it too.  Icing on the cake.  Treat you nice.  Why say no if you can say yes?  If I could, I would wave a magic wand and grant your wish.  Are you happy now that you’ve gotten what you wanted?  Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.

 

his path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 90 = It ends where it all began.  Where it begins, there it ends.  Putting an end to it.

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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

  9 5   6  5   9 6   40

Mike Sorrentino               77

4 2   1 99 52 5     37

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Mike Sorrentino = 40 = Helpfulness.  Assistance.  Aid.  Favor.  Volunteering.  Kindness.  Goodwill.  Gentle.  Community.  Neighborhood.  Neighbors.  Brotherhood.  Siblings.  Service.  Service work.  Public service.  Civic duty.  The common good.  Altruism.  Tender.  Pampered. 

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Mike Sorrentino = 37 = Benevolence.  Heartfelt.  Heart-centered.  Emotive.  Splash.  Water.  Swimming.  Diving.  Surfing.  Waves.  Aquatic.  Fish.  Fishing.  Boat.  Boating.  Lake.  River.  Drinking.  Bars.  Bartenders.  Cocktails.  Alcohol.  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.  On-again, off-again relationships.  Love/hate relationships. 

 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Mike Sorrentino = 77 = Affluence.  Independently wealthy.  Well-to-do.  Elite.  Superior.  Refined.  Sophisticated.  Socialite.  Now what?  What do I do next? 

 

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July 4th, 1982

July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+1+0 = 14 = his personal year (from July 4th, 2010 to July 3rd, 2011) = Moderation.  Tolerance.  Diversity.  Inclusive.  Sex appeal.  Diet.  All things in moderation (including moderation).  It takes all types.  To be able to live among people we must allow everyone to exist with their own given individuality.  Moderation and diversity is the best diet.  Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.  Portion size.  Weight loss/gain.  On a diet.

 

14 year + 9 (September) = 23 = his personal month (from September 4th, 2010 to October 3rd, 2010) = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Exercise.  Physical fitness.  Working out.  Gym.  Calisthenics.  Sports.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter.  Physical activity.  Being your own boss.   

 

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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

 

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Singer Colbie Caillat attends the 2010 Women in Film Crystal+Lucy Awards in Los AngelesColbie Caillat Opens 2010 NFL Season with National Anthem

Friday September 10, 2010

The 2010 NFL season officially kicked off last night (Thursday, September 9th), with the New Orleans Saints – who are last year’s Super Bowl champions – taking on the likes of the Minnesota Vikings. However, it wasn’t just the action that took place on the field that got all the attention.

According to a recent article over at gather.com by Regina Avalos, the fans were treated to some musical performances before the game started, including Taylor Swift and the Dave Matthews Band performing in Jackson Square and Colbie Caillat singing the National Anthem

Taylor Swift is currently preparing to release her new album “Speak Now,” which is due out next month, while the Dave Matthews Band is still supporting their 2009 effort “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.” It appears that not everyone enjoyed Caillat’s National Anthem performance.

As for the actual game results – the New Orleans Saints managed to defeat the Minnesota Vikings with a final score of 14-9. What did you think of the pre-game performances? Who was the best for you? What did you think about the actual Saints vs. Vikings game?

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Colbie Caillat is singing the national anthem at the NFL kick start. Colbie Caillat is a popular and national songster, guitarist and songs-writer. Colbie Caillat hails from Malibu, California.

Colbie Caillat was born in California on May 28, 1985. Colbie Caillat’s father is the famous Ken Caillat who co-produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors in 1977 and Tusk in 1979. Colbie Caillat made her first appearance in 2007 in the company of Coco. Colbie Caillat’s debut with Coco resulted in famous “Implementation”, “Bubbly”, and “Little Things”. Colbie Caillat documented a twosome with Jason Mraz, “Lucky“in 2008 and won a Grammy award for it.

The “breakthrough” brought great achievement to Colbie Caillat when it got nominated for the “Best Pop Vocal Album for 52 Grammy Awards” in 2009. Colbie Caillat released the album first in Germany and followed up to release it in the rest of Europe and then the USA. Most of the breakthrough album was reported to be co-written by Jason Reeves.

It is pertinent to note that Colbie Caillat had come up with two Christmas songs in the 2009. Meanwhile sources have reported that Colbie Caillat and Officer Stacey Blue are deciding to come up with latest Christmas songs.

Colbie Caillat came up with a song for “Levi’s Pioneer’s Sessions” in June 2010. That was basically a recreation of Blondie Blondie‘s song, “Maria.”

The official website of Colbie Caillat notes that Colbie Caillat is at present writing and documenting songs for her third album. Meanwhile the album expected to be available in November this year.

from:  http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6722240-colbie-caillat-sings-the-national-anthem-in-nfl-kickoff-new-album-in-the-pipeline/content/63250452-jason-mraz-ft-colbie-caillat-lucky-workprint-x264-2008-fray–bestmv4u-com

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Colbie Marie Caillat was born on May 28th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbie_Caillat

May 28th, 1985

5 + 28 = 33 = her core number = Country [music].

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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

 

Colbie Marie Caillat

CMC

  43

 

her salvation number = MC = 43 = Entertainer.  Entertaining.  Crowds.  Having fun.

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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

Colbie Caillat

3         3 9  2

 

her primary challenge = CC = 33 = Country [music].

the most important thing she can do = CI = 39 = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Romantic.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Be real.  The real deal.  The real McCoy.  Keeping it real.  Say kind words to hear kind words.  Romantic love.  Puppy love.  That’s nice.  Well meaning.  With the best of intentions.  Keep your promises.

how she obtains her heart’s desire = CT = 32 = Anthem.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.

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Ages 18 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the 3rd letter of the name.

Colbie Marie Caillat      May 28th, 1985

5 (May) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) = 17

So from ages eighteen to twenty-seven she has the number 17 going on.

17 = Optimism.  Inspiration.  Hope.  Vision.  Visualization.  Affirmations.  Reach for the stars.  The power of positive thinking.  A breath of fresh air.  Making miracles happen.  Guiding light.  Staying positive.  There’s always hope.  Hope springs eternal. 

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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

Colbie Caillat

363295 3193312             50

the path of destiny for Colbie Caillat/how she learns what she is here to learn = 50 = Family life.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  World peace.  Global.  Worldwide.  Earth.  World.  Culture.  Society.  Population.  Civilization.  World family.  Everyone.  We.  Social issues.  The joys of family life.  We are family.  One big family.  We are the world.  We the people.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  It’s a small world.  We are all.  We are many.  Joy to the world.  Peace on Earth. 

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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

Colbie Marie Caillat 

363295 41995 3193312             78

her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn = 78 = Manifesting.  Vast wealth.  Be wealthy.  Build vast family wealth.  Accumulation of wealth.  Changing your financial family tree.  

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September 9th, 2010 5:30 pm ET

Wife of Marvin Sapp, Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp, dies – Funeral plans pending, Facebook page full of comments

I only just noticed the city-wide prayer for Lady Malina Sapp today on The Official Marvin Sapp Facebook page that had been posted Tuesday.

Sadly — Dr. MaLinda P. Sapp, as I see her name is spelled in this bio of Marvin Sapp’s wife, life-long friend and covenant partner — has died from colon cancer.

I didn’t even know her, but it’s hard to hold back the tears when you look at the photos of the beautiful Sapp family, and see that their children look young as they play together with their parents.

I’m a mother myself, and this is the time when hurting folks have to really lean on the truth that God is a mother to the motherless.

What a beautiful looking woman — one apparently devoted to her role as First Lady and wife and mother.

And Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It” song was already born from the pain of his father’s death.

Reportedly Sapp told AOL:

“The Lord said to me, ‘Marvin, there’s something you need to understand. Although your father isn’t with you physically, I will never leave you nor will I forsake you. I will be with you always even until the end of the earth’. Then I walked into the pulpit with my Bible. When God began to assure me that He was there for me, I stood up. I grabbed the microphone and started singing, ‘Never Would Have Made It’.”

Pastor Marvin Sapp’s more current song, The Best In Me, and the accompanying video is in heavy-rotation on my iPod Touch.

Sometimes I just watch that video over and over and I don’t know why. There’s a special Spirit of God in the songs that have won legions of fans to his music.

Now with all the condolences flowing in to Marvin Sapp’s Facebook page, folks just feel so bad for his loss, but hopeful that she is in heaven with her Savior.

People just prayed it wouldn’t happen this soon and in this manner.

According to WZZM 13, funeral plans for Malinda Sapp are still pending.

from:  http://www.examiner.com/christian-music-in-national/wife-of-marvin-sapp-dies-funeral-for-dr-malinda-p-sapp-pending-facebook-page-full-of-prayer

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MaLinda Sapp

4                77

 

Marvin Sapp

4             77

 

what both have to do/must do and how both obtain their heart’s desire both = MP = 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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Sep 8 2010 11:05 PM EDT

Rich Cronin, the former frontman for boy band LFO, known for the 1999 hit “Summer Girls,” died Wednesday September 8th of leukemia. He was 35.

TMZ reports that the singer lost his long battle with cancer Wednesday afternoon after suffering a stroke. Cronin was first diagnosed with myelogenous leukemia in 2005 after complaining of exhaustion and headaches. He later established the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to raise awareness for cancer treatment.

Cronin’s manager Melissa Holland confirmed his death in a statement on the singer’s Facebook page. “On behalf of the Cronin family and all at the Hope Foundation and [his record label] Orange Freeze, thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. Continue to post them as a tribute to a great man, a better artist and the best friend I could ever have.”

Fellow boy-bander Lance Bass of ‘NSYNC tweeted about Cronin’s death, typing, “Sad sad day that Rich Cronin died- was a amazing guy. : (”

Cronin, a native of Boston, shot to fame in the late ’90s as the frontman of LFO alongside bandmembers Brad Fischetti and Devin Lima, writing the breezy hit “Summer Girls,” which playfully name-checked Abercrombie & Fitch. Managed by onetime boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman, who also guided the early careers of ‘NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, the trio released their eponymous album in the same year. The album also yielded the hit “Girl on TV,” which featured Cronin’s reported flame Jennifer Love Hewitt in the accompanying video. He also penned the group’s second album, Life Is Good, according to a biography on the singer’s MySpace page.

However, Cronin later slammed Pearlman, accusing him of swindling the group out of millions of dollars and publishing rights and maintaining inappropriate relationships with other artists he managed. “I’ve had to go to therapy … he’s really a creepy guy,” Cronin said in 2009.

Cronin briefly bounced back from his health and professional issues as a castmember of the 2007 VH1 reality show “Mission: Man Band,” which featured former boy-band stars Chris Kirkpatrick from ‘NSYNC, Color Me Badd’s Bryan Abrams and 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons. The show, helmed by Grammy-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox, followed the stars’ attempt to get back in the limelight as the boy-band supergroup Sureshot.

Cronin later released his first solo album, Billion Dollar Sound, in 2008, and LFO announced a reunion and tour in June 2009 before disbanding later the same year.

In January, Cronin appeared to be back doing what he loved and tweeted about working on new music.

“Hey guys I’m just in Boston writing in the studio,” he wrote. “Hoping to make it all work!”

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1647402/20100908/lfo_2_.jhtml

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Rich Cronin was born on August 30th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Cronin

August 30th

8 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 41 = his personal year (from August 30th, 2010 to August 29th, 2011)

41 year + 8 (August) = 49 = his personal month (from August 30th, 2010 to September 29th, 2010)

49 month + 8 (8th of the month on September 8th, 2010) = 57 = his personal day = Condolences.  Heartbreaker.  Heartache.  Tearjerker.  Tears.  Tear drops.  Crying.  Weeping.  Sad.

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August 30th, 1975

8 + 30 = 38 = his core number = Cancer.

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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

Rich Cronin

9     3

 

his primary challenge = RC = 93 = Making the best of a worse case scenario.

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September 8, 2010

Carefree and introverted? Apparently so! Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka are the newest cover gals for the October issue of Seventeen.  You can grab your copy of the issue on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Their new show on The CW premieres September 8, 2010. They may be playing cheerleaders, but they’re not competitive and actually have some introverted ways!

Ashley on those fearless cheerleaders: “I definitely think cheerleaders have no fear. When I took the Hellcats job I was like whoa, this is a sport. Cheerleaders deserve a lot of respect for what they do.” – Ashley Tisdale

Michalka on not being competitive: “When it comes to my sister [AJ] and I, I think the most shocking thing that people find out about us is the fact that we’re not competitive at all. We’ve actually auditioned for films for the same role together, and we’re not competitive. I think it’s because I would rather her get a job than anybody else if it wasn’t me.” – Aly Michalka

On Tisdale’s surprisingly introverted ways: “I know I come off like a very outgoing person, and yeah, I’m outgoing, but there’s also a part of me that still likes to be in my little shell sometimes.” – Ashley Tisdale

How Tisdale’s like her character: “I’m a very positive person, that’s something that’s like my character Savannah. She’s very positive in everything that she does and I’m the same way in real life. If I feel like someone’s trying to bring me down, I just walk away from it. I just ignore it because sometimes when that happens you can get so involved that it does bring down your day.” – Ashley Tisdale

from:  http://smallscreenscoop.com/ashley-tisdale-aly-michalka-seventeen-magazine/310223/

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Alyson Renae Michalka (born March 25, 1989), often credited as Aly, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future, Charlotte Barnes in the feature film Bandslam, Taylor Callum in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles and as Marti Perkins in the upcoming CW series Hellcats. She is also known as one-half of the musical duo 78violet (formerly Aly & AJ) with her sister Amanda Michalka. It’s said that she will appear as Tracy Morgan in the upcoming thriller, The Roommate.

Michalka was born in Torrance, California and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Southern California with her sister Amanda Michalka. Her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band. Michalka has been playing the piano since she was five and started playing the guitar at the age of thirteen. She started acting when she was five years old, mostly in church play productions. She was raised as a Christian and continues to practice the faith.

Career

Michalka’s acting debut came when she was cast in the role of Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future. She has also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movies Now You See It…, in which she plays Allyson Miller, an ambitious television producer, and Cow Belles, in which she appears opposite her sister. She announced via her MySpace that she had booked a leading role in the Walden Media film Bandslam, about a group of misfits who form a rock band. She co-starred with Vanessa Hudgens and the movie was released in August 2009. Her sister Amanda is featured in the Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones. Michalka and her sister comprise the musical duo 78violet, and released their first album, Into the Rush, on August 16, 2005. The next year, they brought out a holiday album in September, covering 9 tracks, along with two originals, titled Acoustic Hearts of Winter. In July 2007, their album, Insomniatic, hit stores, featuring the American top 20 hit single, “Potential Breakup Song“. The two were working on a new album, to be released in the early 2010. However, they left their label so the release date has been postponed.

Michalka is set to star in new CW cheerleading drama series Hellcats, in which Ashley Tisdale co-stars. The series will premiere on September 8, 2010.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Now You See It… Allyson Miller Made For TV Movie
Disney 411 Herself Episode: ‘Disney Mania 3’
Aly & AJ In Concert Herself  
79th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Herself Performer
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Herself  
Totally Suite New Year’s Eve Herself  
Disney 411 Herself 3 Episodes
2006 Haversham Hall Hope Mason  
The Megan Mullally Show Herself Guest
American Music Awards Herself Presenter
CD USA Herself 4 Episodes: Performer
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Herself  
Cow Belles Taylor Callum Made For TV Movie
Phil Of The Future Keeley Teslow 43 Episodes
Disney 365 Herself 2 Episodes
2007 Super Sweet 16: The Movie Taylor Made For TV Movie
Punk’d Herself Episode 8.8
Live With Regis & Kelly Herself Guest
The View Herself Guest
2008 Punk’d Herself Episode 8.8
2009 Bandslam Charlotte Banks  
Teen Choice Awards Herself  
Xpose Herself  
2010 Easy A Rhiannon  
Hellcats Marti TV Series

Discography

Solo

Year Title Album
2009 “Amphetamine” Bandslam
“I Want You to Want Me”
“Someone to Fall Back On”

Awards and nominations

Alyson Michalka
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Role for Keely Teslow in Phil of the Future Nominated
2006 American Music Awards Contemporary Inspirational Artists of the Year Into the Rush Nominated

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aly_Michalka

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March 25th, 1989

3 + 25 +1+9+8+9 = 55 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Insight.  Clarity.  Brilliance.  Reading & writing.  Mindfulness.  Philosophy.  Brainstorming.  Cogitate.  Words.  Definition.  Dictionary.  Lexicon.  Vocabulary.  Spelling.  Encyclopedia.  Reference.  Answers.  Solutions.  Problem solving.  Writer.  Author.  Wordsmith.  Books.  Manuscript.  Screenplay.  Plays.  Novels.  Contents.  Text.  Print.  Paper.  Literacy.  Comprehension.  Cognition.  Intellect.  Intelligence.  The mind.  The brain.  Cerebral.  Synapse.  Thoughts.  Ideas.  Notion.  Discernment.  (In)correct.  Right/wrong.  Clear.  Perception.  Realizations.  Brainpower.  Strong mind.  Open-minded.  Broad-minded.  I can see clearly now.  I get it.  Truth is self-evident.  Knowledge is power.  Those who can read see twice as well.  A way with words.  Food for thought.  Feeding your mind.  Two heads are better than one.  By writing we learn to write.  Putting pen to paper.  Pad of paper.  Original ideas.  New ideas.  Put your thinking cap on.  Problem solving.  Mental processing.  That’s the idea.  That’s my idea.  Let me be clear.  Clearheaded.  Clearing your mind.  Clear blue skies. 

 

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March 25th

3 + 25 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = her personal year (from March 25th, 2010 to March 24th, 2011) = Competition.  Challenges.  Tests.  Contests.  Contestant.  Competitor.  Contender.  Striving to be number 1.  Personal best.  Outdoing yourself.  Rising to the challenge.  Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot. 

31 year + 8 (August) = 39 = her personal month (from August 25th, 2010 to September 24th, 2010) = Charm.  Idealism.  Ideals.  Dreamy.  Poetic.  Poetry.  Lyrical.  Lyrics.  Compliments.  Idyllic.  Dreamlike.  Perfect.  Nice. 

39 month + 8 (8th of the month on Wednesday September 8th, 2010) = 47 = her 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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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

Aly Michalka

1    4

her primary challenge = AM = 14 = Moderation.  Tolerance.  Diversity.  Inclusive.  Sex appeal.  Sexy.  Sex symbol.  Diet.  Petite.  Slender.  Slim.  Waist. 

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Tuesday September 7, 2010 5:39PM

Model Anna Knight is today’s LLOD.

from:  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/extramustard/hotclicks/09/07/anna-knight-glen-davis-bizarre-ustream-video/

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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.

Anna Knight.

Her ages 9 to 27 are ruled by the letter N.  N is the 14th letter of the alphabet.  So from ages nine to twenty-seven she has the number 14 going on.

14 = Sexy.  Sex symbol.

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Sep 7, 2010 8:44 PM

 Glenn Shadix, the actor best
remembered for his portrayal of a portly, pretentious designer in
the comedy “Beetlejuice,” has died. He was 58.
Personal manager Juliet Green told The Associated Press that the
Alabama native died in his Birmingham home Tuesday morning.
Green did not immediately know the cause of death. The actor’s
sister, Susan Gagne, told The Birmingham News he had been using a
wheelchair to get around and he appeared to have fallen in his
kitchen and hit his head.
The actor’s website says a memorial will be held Saturday in
Birmingham.
Shadix starred in the popular 1988 Tim Burton film as a droll
interior designer who dabbled in voodoo. He also was a voice actor
in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and appeared in dozens of TV
shows.

from:  http://www.katc.com/news/-beetlejuice-actor-glenn-shadix-dies-in-alabama/

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Glenn Shadix was born on April 15th, 1952 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Shadix

April 15th, 1952

4 +15 = 19 = his core number = Enduring.  Proud of his hard earned success.  Front & center.

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Michael Edwards Police inspect the crash scene

September 06, 2010 11:25 PM EDT

An ex-ELO member was killed in a freak accident on Friday in Devon, England. Mike Edwards, former member of Electric Light Orchestra or ELO, was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided with a 1,300 pound hay bale that rolled down a hill.

Edwards, 62, who is British, was considered one of the greatest Cello players to ever live.

ELO was a popular 1970’s rock band who played rock and pop music with classical overtones. They sold more than 50 million records worldwide and had numerous hit singles and albums in the UK and the US. Edwards was a member of ELO starting in 1972 but left the band in 1975.

“He taught the cello and his incredible patience and encouragement – even with the slowest of students – made him a very good teacher,” said Angus Gordon, chairman of the Devon Baroque.

“I’m devastated. He was a really likeable person and such good fun that I keep thinking this has been a horrible mistake.”

Authorities are considering Edwards’ death a “freak accident” but are looking into exactly what happened.  Andy Hamilton, of Devon and Cornwall police, said: “Although it would appear to be a freak incident, we’ve got to thoroughly investigate the circumstances before we can draw any conclusions.”

It appears as though Edwards swerved to avoid another car and then struck the hay bale. He was killed instantly according to reports.

It’s quite a sad situation and one that probably could have been avoided. Edwards’ was scheduled to play a concert the next day, but obviously that was cancelled.

 from:  http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978500274

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Mike Edwards was born on May 31st, 1948 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Edwards_(musician)

May 31st, 1948

5 + 31 = 36 = his core number = Crushed.  Crushing.

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Edward Michael Grylls, nicknamed “Bear”, (born 7 June 1974) is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is best known for his television series Born Survivor, known as Man vs. Wild in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He is the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest, doing so at age 23. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout at the age of 35.

Personal life

Grylls grew up in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. He is the son of the late Conservative party politician Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Grylls (née Sarah Ford). His maternal grandparents were Patricia Ford, an Ulster Unionist Party MP and Neville Ford who played first-class cricket. He has one sibling—an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, a cardio-tennis coach. In an episode of Man vs. Wild featuring Hollywood actor Will Ferrell, he said his sister gave him the nickname “Bear” when he was just a week old.

Grylls was educated at Eaton House, Ludgrove School, Eton College, and Birkbeck, University of London, where he graduated with a degree, obtained part-time, in Hispanic studies in 2002. He learned to climb and sail from his father at an early age. He earned a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate as a teenager. He now practices Yoga and Ninjutsu. He also became involved in scouting, beginning at age eight, as a cub scout. He speaks English, Spanish, and French. Grylls is Christian, describing his faith as the “backbone” in his life.

Grylls married Shara Grylls (née Cannings Knight) in 2000. They have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry (born 15 January 2009 via natural childbirth on his houseboat).

In December 2008, Grylls suffered a broken shoulder while kite skiing across a stretch of ice during an independent expedition to climb a remote unclimbed peak in Antarctica. Travelling at speeds up to 50 km/h (30 mph), a ski caught on the ice, launching him in the air and breaking his shoulder when he came down.

Military reserve service

After leaving school, Grylls considered joining the Indian Army and spent a few months hiking in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal, Assam. From 1994 to 1997, after passing United Kingdom Special Forces Selection, he served in the part-time United Kingdom Special Forces Reserve, with 21 Regiment Special Air Service, 21 SAS(R), as a trooper, survival instructor and Patrol Medic. He claims that he served in North Africa twice. In 1996, he suffered a freefall parachuting accident in Kenya. His canopy ripped at 1,600 feet (500 m), partially opening, causing him to fall and land on his parachute pack on his back, which partially crushed three vertebrae. Grylls later said: “I should have cut the main parachute and gone to the reserve but thought there was time to resolve the problem”. According to his surgeon, Grylls came “within a whisker” of being paralysed for life and at first it was questionable whether he would ever walk again. Grylls spent the next 18 months in and out of military rehabilitation at Headley Court before being discharged and directing his efforts into trying to get well enough to fulfil his childhood dream of climbing Mount Everest.

In 2004, Grylls was awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Everest

On 16 May 1998, Grylls achieved his childhood dream (an ambition since his father gave him a picture of Everest when he was eight) and a record, as the youngest Briton, at 23, to summit Mount Everest, just eighteen months after breaking his back. However, James Allen, an Australian/British climber who ascended Everest in 1995 with an Australian team, but who has dual citizenship, beat him to the summit at age 22. The feat has since been surpassed by Jake Meyer and, at age 19, by Rob Gauntlett.

Grylls’ expedition involved nearly four months on Everest’s southeast face: From his first reconnaissance climb on which he fell in a crevasse and was knocked unconscious, regaining consciousness to find himself swinging on the end of a rope, to the weeks of acclimatisation climbs involving climbing up and down the South Face, negotiating the Khumbu icefall (a frozen river), the Western Cwm glacier, and a 5000 foot wall of ice called the Lhotse face, to the gruelling ascent with the ex-SAS soldier Neil Laughton, involving climbing for hours in the night, that took him past extreme weather, fatigue, dehydration, last-minute illness, sleep deprivation and almost running out of oxygen inside the death zone where air is three times thinner than at sea level.

To prepare for climbing at such high altitudes in the Himalayas, in 1997, Grylls became the youngest Briton to climb Ama Dablam, a peak described by Sir Edmund Hillary as “unclimbable”.

Other expeditions

Circumnavigation of the UK

In 2000, Grylls, led the first team to circumnavigate the UK on a personal watercraft or jet ski, taking about 30 days, to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). He also rowed naked for 22 miles in a homemade bathtub along the Thames to raise funds for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident.

Crossing the North Atlantic

Three years later, he led a team of five, including his childhood friend, SAS colleague, and Mount Everest climbing partner Mick Crosthwaite, on the first unassisted crossing of the north Atlantic Arctic Ocean, in an open rigid inflatable boat. Battling force 8 gale winds, hypothermia, icebergs and storms in an eleven-metre-long boat through some of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world including the Labrador Sea, the Denmark Strait, and the stretch made famous by The Perfect Storm, Grylls and his team were just barely able to finish the journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia to John o’ Groats, Scotland. He was awarded an Honorary commission in the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant-Commander for this feat.

Paramotoring over Angel Falls

In 2005, Grylls led the first team ever to attempt to paramotor over the remote jungle plateau of the Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s highest waterfall. The team was attempting to reach the highest, most remote tepuis.

Dinner party at altitude

In 2005, alongside the balloonist and mountaineer David Hempleman-Adams and Lieutenant Commander Alan Veal, leader of the Royal Navy Freefall Parachute Display Team, Grylls created a world record for the highest open-air formal dinner party, which they did under a hot-air balloon at 25,000 feet, dressed in full mess dress and oxygen masks. To train for the event, he made over 200 parachute jumps. This was in aid of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and The Prince’s Trust.

Paramotoring over the Himalayas

In 2007, Grylls claimed to have broken a new world record by flying a Parajet paramotor over the Himalayas, higher than Mount Everest. Grylls took off from 14,500 feet, 8 miles south of the mountain. Grylls reported looking down on the summit during his ascent and coping with temperatures of −60 °C . He endured dangerously low oxygen levels and eventually reached 29,500 feet, almost 10,000 feet higher than the previous record of 20,019 feet. The feat was filmed for Discovery Channel worldwide as well as Channel 4 in the UK.

While Grylls initially planned to cross over Everest itself, the permit was only to fly to the south of Everest, and he did not traverse Everest out of risk of violating Chinese airspace.

Longest indoor freefall

Grylls, along with the double amputee Al Hodgson and the Scotsman Freddy MacDonald, set a Guinness world record in 2008 for the longest continuous indoor freefall. The previous record was 1 hr 36 mins by a US team. Grylls, Hodgson, and MacDonald, using a vertical wind tunnel in Milton Keynes, broke the record by a few seconds. The attempt was in support of the charity Global Angels.

Northwest Passage Expedition

In August 2010 Bear Grylls is leading a team of five to take an ice-breaking rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) through 2,500 miles (4,000 km) of the ice strewn Northwest Passage. The expedition is intended to raise awareness of the effects of global warming and will raise money for children’s charity Global Angels.

Media

Grylls entered television work with an appearance in an advertisement for Sure deodorant, featuring his ascent of Mount Everest. Grylls has been a guest on television programs, including Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Attack of the Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Harry Hill’s TV Burp. Grylls recorded two advertisements for Post’s Trail Mix Crunch Cereal, which aired in the US from January 2009. He also appeared as a distinguished instructor in Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Academy in a webisode named “Survival in the Modern Era”. He appeared in a five-part web series that demonstrates urban survival techniques and features Grylls going from bush to bash. He also has marketed the Alpha Course, a course on the basics of the Christian faith. Warner Bros. asked Grylls to appear in its remake of the film Clash of the Titans.

Grylls is a bestselling author. Grylls’ first book, titled Facing Up, went into the UK top 10 best-seller list, and was launched in the USA entitled The Kid Who Climbed Everest. About his expedition and achievements climbing to the summit of Mount Everest. Grylls’ second book Facing the Frozen Ocean was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2004. His third book was written to accompany the series Born Survivor: Bear Grylls. (Released in America in April 2008 to the Man vs. Wild Discovery television show) It features survival skills learned from some of the world’s most hostile places. This book reached the Sunday Times Top 10 best-seller list.

He has a series of children’s adventure survival books titled: Mission Survival: Gold of the Gods, and Mission Survival: Way of the Wolf. His latest book is an extreme guide to outdoor pursuits, titled Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures.

Escape to the Legion

Grylls filmed a four-part TV show in 2005, called Escape to the Legion, which followed Grylls and eleven other UK “recruits” as they took part in a shortened re-creation of the French Foreign Legion‘s basic desert training in the Sahara. The show was broadcast in the UK on Channel 4, and in the USA on the Military Channel. In 2008, it was repeated in the UK on the History Channel.

Born Survivor/Man vs. Wild

Grylls hosts a series titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls for the British Channel 4 and broadcast as Man vs Wild in Australia, Canada and the U.S.A., and as Ultimate Survival on the Discovery Channel in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The series features Grylls dropped into inhospitable places, showing viewers how to survive. The second season premièred in the US on 15 June 2007, the third in November 2007, and the fourth in May 2008. Grylls is currently filming the sixth season in 2010.

The show has featured stunts including Grylls climbing cliffs, parachuting from helicopters, balloons, and planes, paragliding, ice climbing, running through a forest fire, wading rapids, eating snakes, wrapping his urine-soaked t-shirt around his head to help stave off the desert heat, drinking urine saved in a rattlesnake skin, drinking fecal liquid from elephant dung, wrestling alligators, field dressing a camel carcass and drinking water from it, eating various “creepy crawlies” [insects], utilizing the corpse of a sheep as a sleeping bag and flotation device, free climbing waterfalls and using a bird guano/water enema for hydration. Grylls also regales the viewer with tales of adventurers stranded or killed in the wilderness.

In some of the earlier episodes, Man vs. Wild / Born Survivor was criticized by some sources for misleading viewers about some of the situations in which Grylls finds himself. Discovery and Channel 4 television subsequently pledged production and editing transparency and clarification related to the criticism.

Worst Case Scenario

Grylls’ latest project is titled Worst Case Scenario and airs on Discovery in the USA. It is based on the popular books of the same name.

Chief Scout

On 17 May 2009, The Scout Association announced Grylls would be appointed Chief Scout following the end of Peter Duncan‘s five year term in July 2009. He was officially made Chief Scout at Gilwell 24 on 11 July 2009 in a handover event featuring Peter Duncan in front of a crowd of over 3,000 Explorer Scouts. He is the tenth person to hold the position and the youngest Chief Scout since the role was created for Robert Baden-Powell in 1920.

Charities

Many of Grylls’ expeditions and stunts have raised money for charitable organisations. Grylls is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, an organisation which provides training, financial, and practical support to young people in the United Kingdom. He is also vice president for The JoLt Trust, a small charity that takes disabled, disadvantaged, abused or neglected young people on challenging month-long expeditions.

Global Angels, a UK charity which seeks to aid children around the world, were the beneficiaries of his 2007 attempt to take a powered para-glider higher than Mount Everest. Grylls’s attempt to hold the highest ever dinner party at 25,000 feet was in aid of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and launched the 50th anniversary of the Awards. His attempt to circumnavigate Britain on jet skis raised money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Grylls’ Everest climb was in aid of SSAFA Forces Help, a British-based charitable organisation set up to help former, and serving members of the British Armed Forces, and their families and dependents. His 2003 Arctic expedition detailed in the book Facing the Frozen Ocean was in aid of The Prince’s Trust. His 2005 attempt to para-motor over the Angel Falls was in aid of the charity Hope and Homes for Children. Grylls is continuing his fundraising work for Global Angels in August 2010 by undertaking an expedition through the Northwest Passage in a rigid inflatable boat.

Other work

Outside of TV, Grylls sometimes works as a motivational speaker. Grylls has his own outdoor survival clothing range produced by British manufacturer Craghoppers.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Grylls

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June 7th, 1974

6 + 7 +1+9+7+4 = 34 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Speed.  Pace.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energetic.  Acceleration.  Momentum.  Locomotion.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Exhilaration.  Adrenaline.  Energy.  Fuel.  Motor.  Engines.  Transportation.  Vehicles.  Cars.  Driving.  Paramotor.  Flying.  Planes.  Balloons.  Hot-air balloons.  Flight.  Paragliding.  Parachute.  Freefall.  Airspace.  Jet skis.  Urgent.  Hurry.  Rush.  Busy.  Zip.  Zoom.  Turbo.  Boost.  Dash.  Dart.  Desert.  Scorch.  Heat.  Temperature.  Warm.  Toasty.  Hot.  Sweat.  Flames.  Smoke.  Blaze.  Fires.  Skyrocket.  Meteoric.  Trajectory.  Propulsion.  Helicopter.  Torque.  Propeller.  Spin.  Turn.  Rotate.  Whirl.  Swirl.  Twist.  Swerve.  Target.  Aim. 

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June 7th, 1974

7 +1+9+7+4 = 28 = his “secret” number = Bold.  Daring.  Heroic.  Survivor.  Possibilities.  Overcoming obstacles.  Personal power.  Willpower.  Powerful.  Unstoppable.  Invincible.  Bulletproof.  Fearlessness.  Weightlifting.  Where there’s a will there’s a way.  Overcoming all obstacles.  Making the impossible possible.  Nothing is impossible.  Fortune favors the bold.  Only the strong survive.  Flexing your muscles. 

 

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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

5     1      9   15     7           28

Edward Michael Grylls                  91

  45  94 4 38   3 79332    63

his soul number (sum of vowels) = 28 = Bold.  Daring.  Heroic.  Survivor.  Possibilities.  Overcoming obstacles.  Personal power.  Willpower.  Powerful.  Unstoppable.  Invincible.  Bulletproof.  Fearlessness.  Weightlifting.  Where there’s a will there’s a way.  Overcoming all obstacles.  Making the impossible possible.  Nothing is impossible.  Fortune favors the bold.  Only the strong survive.  Flexing your muscles. 

 

his outer personality (sum of consonants) = 63 = Compassion.  Relief.  Concerns.  No worries.  Don’t worry.  Make the world a better place in which to live.  Do your best and let God worry ’bout the rest. 

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn (sum of all letters) = Timing.  Trends.  Fads.  Being in the right place at the right time.  Jumping on the bandwagon.  

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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

  51     7            13

Bear Grylls                     47

2   9 79331     34

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Bear Grylls = 13 =  Personal growth.  Personal development.  Transformation.  Metamorphosis.  Evolution.  Evolving.  Changing.  Flux.  Adapt.  Unfolding.  Development.  Advances.  Transition.  Gradual.  (Re)build.  Things change.  Out with the old and in with the new.  If nothing changes, then nothing changes.  Time marches on.  Major changes.

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Bear Grylls = 34 = Speed.  Pace.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness.  Fastness.  Dexterity.  Agility.  Nimble.  Energetic.  Acceleration.  Momentum.  Locomotion.  Velocity.  Rate.  Quick.  Quickly.  Exhilaration.  Adrenaline.  Energy.  Fuel.  Motor.  Engines.  Transportation.  Vehicles.  Cars.  Driving.  Paramotor.  Flying.  Planes.  Balloons.  Hot-air balloons.  Flight.  Paragliding.  Parachute.  Freefall.  Airspace.  Jet skis.  Urgent.  Hurry.  Rush.  Busy.  Zip.  Zoom.  Turbo.  Boost.  Dash.  Dart.  Desert.  Scorch.  Heat.  Temperature.  Warm.  Toasty.  Hot.  Sweat.  Flames.  Smoke.  Blaze.  Fires.  Skyrocket.  Meteoric.  Trajectory.  Propulsion.  Helicopter.  Torque.  Propeller.  Spin.  Turn.  Rotate.  Whirl.  Swirl.  Twist.  Swerve.  Target.  Aim. 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Bear Grylls = 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.  Legacy. 

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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

Edward Michael Grylls

EMG

547

his true character (first and second initials) = EM = 54 = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Conversational.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  

his primary challenge (first and last initials) = EG = 57 = Consoling.  Solace.  Tender hearted.

his salvation number (second from the last and last initials) = 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.  Legacy. 

his primary need (sum of initials) = E+M+G = 5+4+7 = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awakening.  Revelation.  Epiphany.  Awe.  Reverence.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences. 

 

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June 7th, 1974

June 7th

6 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from June 7th, 2010 to June 6th, 2011) = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Awesome.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Awakening.  Revelation.  Epiphany.  Awe.  Reverence.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  Be careful.  Safety first.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.  Predictably unpredictable.  Never shout never.  All of a sudden.  In a flash.  In an instant.  From out of nowhere.  Bolt out of the blue.  Shock to the system.  A real eye opener.  Blown away.  Freedom from the known.  Going where no one has ever gone before.  Life-altering experiences. 

 

When his number (16 (his primary need)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS year!!!

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Sep 6, 2010 12:01 AM

He was racing in the Moto2 section, ahead of the MotoGP.Moto2 is the new name for the former 250cc category below MotoGP.

Tomizawa was travelling at full speed when he fell off on a corner and was hit by the bikes of Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding, who both also tumbled, but looked relatively unhurt. The race continued, despite the protests of television commentators who said it should be stopped, and was won by Spain’s Toni Elias.

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa’s win yesterday in the MotoGP event was his fourth victory of the season. The Honda rider led from start to finish, beating championship leader Jorge Lorenzo into second place. Valentino Rossi, like Lorenzo a Yamaha rider, was third.

Pedrosa’s victory keeps the pressure on Lorenzo – who had a 68-point lead going into this race – for the overall title, with six races left in the season.

Pedrosa made no mistake at the start, and it was Lorenzo instead who briefly lost his place as Casey Stoner passed him on the first corner, although the Yamaha rider regained second spot by the end of the first lap.

While Pedrosa opened a four-second lead over Lorenzo with 17 laps to go, there was a terrific battle going on behind with Yamaha’s Rossi. He finally got the better of Stoner on his Ducati, the team that the charismatic Italian will join next season.

Stoner then fell down the field at an alarming rate and was passed easily by Italian Andrea Dovizioso.

from:  http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/article643538.ece/Biker-dies-in-Moto2-race

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Shoya Tomizawa was born on December 10th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoya_Tomizawa

December 10th, 1990

December 10th

12 + 10 +2+0+0+9 = 33 = his personal year (from December 10th, 2009 to December 9th, 2010) = Courage.  Bravery.  Valor.  Not backing down.

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Animal Planet was created in cooperation with the BBC by Discovery Communications on October 1, 1996.

On January 1, 1997, Animal Planet’s distribution grew as a result of Discovery Communications, buying the channel space of WOR EMI Service (a national feed of New York’s WWOR-TV), that was implemented in the light of the SyndEx laws enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

It is available throughout the United States, as well as in over 70 countries around the world.

Country-specific versions of the channel have been created in Canada, India, Japan, Taiwan and other countries.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore has an exhibit of “Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extreme”. It opened in late 2005 in a multi-million dollar expansion. Animal Planet and the National Aquarium in Baltimore (in 2004) announced a multi-year partnership which produced an original orientation film that gives Aquarium visitors background on the Australian area which inspired the new exhibit and a dedicated area inside the expansion where visitors can learn about Animal Planet’s conservation efforts and other programming. The partnership also has possible future productions of TV programs about the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s research and exhibits.

In 2006, BBC Worldwide sold its 20% interest in Animal Planet US back to Discovery Communications. The BBC maintained its 50% ownership in Animal Planet Europe, Animal Planet Asia and Animal Planet Latin America, as well as its minority position in Animal Planet Japan and Animal Planet Canada. Animal Planet is additionally an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative Genius Products has announced a U.S. distribution agreement not only with Animal Planet, but also with TLC.

Jakks Pacific has just signed a license to make Animal Planet pet products.

On February 3, 2008, Animal Planet “relaunched” itself under a new image that “sheds its soft and furry side for programming and an image with more bite.” As part of the relaunch, Animal Planet replaced their elephant and spinning globe logo for a starker text image that allows more flexibility in its usage. Eight new shows and specials scheduled to air in February, with the new shows aimed at reaching a more adult audience with programming designed to tap into humans’ basic instincts with stories that reiterate what makes humans human.

The goal is to move from being perceived by viewers as paternalistic, preachy, and observation-based to being seen as active, entertaining and edgy. That means targeting adults 25-49, rather than full families, with less voice-of-God narration and more visceral imagery and sounds. Think of it as swapping a drab narrator saying that a lion is about to kill its prey for the blood-curdling scream of the doomed creature as it meets its demise.
—Anne Becker, Broadcasting & Cable

Recent additions to the channel, such as Meerkat Manor and Orangutan Island, already reflect this newer focus on “predation programming” and more immersive story telling. Animal Planet hopes this new direction will help revitalize stagnating ratings, after primetime viewing in 2007 dropped 9%. Animal Planet has offered new dramas, fantasy and comedy shows during the 2008-2009 season.

Animal Planet is also well-known for its annual stunt program, the Puppy Bowl, a yearly special shown during the afternoon leading up to the NFL‘s Super Bowl, primarily consisting of puppies at play commentated by the late sports broadcaster Harry Kalas.

Animal Planet HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of Animal Planet, that launched on September 1, 2007. It is currently available on Verizon Fios, Dish Network, Cox, Comcast, Charter, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable.

It was also recently launched, (February 3, 2009) in Norway for Canal Digital, in which Norway is the first country outside the US to get this channel in HD.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Planet

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October 1st, 1996

1 +1+9+9+6 = 26 = Animal Planet’s “secret” number = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Popularity.  Camera.  Photos.  Photography.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  Publicity.  Beauty draws more than oxen.  A bird with a beautiful plumage doesn’t sit in the corner.  Look at me.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Good call.  Good news.  Good press.  In the news. 

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February 3rd, 2008

2 + 3 +2+0+0+8 = 15 = Animal Planet’s relaunch life lesson = Self-promotion.  Marketing.  Advertising.  Commercials.  Ads.  Sponsorship.  Endorsements.  Branding.  Packaging.  Sales pitch.  Sales. 

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February 3rd, 2008

February 3rd

2 + 3 +2+0+1+0 = 8 = Animal Planet’s relaunch’s personal year (from February 3rd, 2010 to February 2nd, 2011) = Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Commands.  Executive.  Management.  Administrative.  Supervisor.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Concrete.  Tangible.

8 year + 9 (September) = 17 = Animal Planet’s relaunch’s personal month (from September 3rd, 2010 to October 2nd, 2010) = Optimistic.  Inspired.  Inspiration.  Inspirational.  Hope.  Vision.

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Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamedThe Crocodile Hunter“, was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri (née Raines). Together, the couple also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin’s parents in Beerwah, Queensland
Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour, christened by his widow, who stated: “If Steve were alive, he’d be aboard with them!” 
Irwin was born on his mother’s birthday to Lyn and Bob Irwin in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He moved with his parents as a child to Queensland in 1970. Irwin described his father as a wildlife expert interested in herpetology while his mother Lyn was a wildlife rehabilitator. After moving to Queensland, Bob and Lyn Irwin started the small Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, where Steve grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles
Irwin became involved with the park in a number of ways, including taking part in daily animal feeding, as well as care and maintenance activities. On his sixth birthday he was given a 12-foot (4 m) scrub python. He began handling crocodiles at the age of nine after his father had educated him on reptiles from an early age. Also at age nine he wrestled his first crocodile, again under his father’s supervision. He graduated from Caloundra State High School in 1979. He soon moved to Northern Queensland, where he became a crocodile trapper, removing crocodiles from populated areas where they were considered a danger. He performed the service for free with the quid pro quo that he be allowed to keep them for the park. Irwin followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a volunteer for the Queensland Government’s East Coast Crocodile Management program. 

Career

Rise to fame

Irwin feeding a crocodile at Australia Zoo
The park was a family run business, until it was turned over to Steve. He took over the running of the park, now called Australia Zoo (renaming it in 1992). Also that year, he appeared in a one-off reptile and wildlife special for television. In 1991, he met Terri Raines at the park, while performing a demonstration. The two married in June 1992, in Terri’s hometown of Eugene, Oregon. The footage, shot by John Stainton, of their crocodile-trapping honeymoon became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter. The series debuted on Australian TV screens in 1996, and by the following year had made its way onto North American television. The Crocodile Hunter became successful in the United States and also, after repackaging by Partridge Films for ITV, in the UK. In 1998, he continued, working with producer and director Mark Strickson, to present The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World. By 1999, he had become very popular in the United States, making his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. By this time, the Crocodile Hunter series was broadcast in over 137 countries, reaching 500 million people. His exuberant and enthusiastic presenting style, broad Australian accent, signature khaki shorts, and catchphrase “Crikey!” became known worldwide. Sir David Attenborough praised Irwin for introducing many to the natural world, saying “He taught them how wonderful and exciting it was, he was a born communicator.” 
A 2000 FedEx commercial with Steve Irwin lightheartedly dealt with the possibility of occupational death from snakebite and the fanciful notion that FedEx would have saved him, if only FedEx were used. 
Under Irwin’s leadership, the operations grew to include the zoo, the television series, the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation (renamed Wildlife Warriors), and the International Crocodile Rescue. Improvements to the Australia Zoo include the Animal Planet Crocoseum, the rainforest aviary and Tiger Temple. Irwin mentioned that he was considering opening an Australia Zoo in Las Vegas, Nevada, and possibly at other sites around the world. 

Film

In 2001, Irwin appeared in a cameo role in the Eddie Murphy film Dr. Dolittle 2, in which a crocodile warns Dolittle that he knows Irwin is going to grab him and is prepared to attack when he does, but Dolittle fails to warn Irwin in time. Irwin’s only starring feature film role was in 2002’s The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, which was released to mixed reviews. In the film Irwin (who portrayed himself and performed numerous stunts) mistakes some CIA agents for poachers. He sets out to stop them from capturing a crocodile, which, unknown to him, has actually swallowed a tracking transmitter. The film won the Best Family Feature Film award for a comedy film at the Young Artist Awards. The film was produced on a budget of about $12 million, and has grossed $33 million. To promote the film, Irwin was featured in an animated short produced by Animax Entertainment for Intermix. 
In 2002, the Irwins appeared in the Wiggles video/DVD release Wiggly Safari, which was set in Irwin’s Australia Zoo. It featured Irwin-themed songs written and performed by the Wiggles such as “Crocodile Hunter”, “Australia Zoo”, “Snakes (You can look but you better not touch)” and “We’re The Crocodile Band”. Irwin was featured prominently on the cover and throughout the movie. 
In 2006, Irwin provided his voice for the 2006 animated film Happy Feet, as an elephant seal named Trev. The film was dedicated to Irwin, as he died during post-production. Another, previously incomplete scene, featuring Irwin providing the voice of an Albatross and essentially playing himself, was restored to the DVD release. 

Animal Planet and later projects

Animal Planet ended The Crocodile Hunter with a series finale entitled “Steve’s Last Adventure.” The last Crocodile Hunter documentary spanned three hours with footage of Irwin’s across-the-world adventure in locations including the Himalayas, the Yangtze River, Borneo, and the Kruger National Park. Irwin went on to star in other Animal Planet documentaries, including The Croc Files, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and New Breed Vets
As a part of the United States’ “Australia Week” celebrations in January 2006, Irwin appeared at the Pauley Pavilion, UCLA in Los Angeles, California. During an interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Irwin announced that Discovery Kids would be developing a show for his daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin. The show, Jungle Girl, was tipped to be similar to The Wiggles movies, with songs that surround a story. A feature-length episode of Australian kids TV show The Wiggles entitled “Wiggly Safari” appears dedicated to Irwin, and he’s featured in it heavily with his wife and daughter. The show includes the song “Crocodile Hunter, Big Steve Irwin”. 
In 2006, the American network The Travel Channel had begun to show a series of specials starring Irwin and his family as they travelled on cross-country tours. 

Media work

A poster from Irwin’s Quarantine Matters! campaign. 

Irwin was also involved in several media campaigns. He enthusiastically joined with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service to promote Australia’s strict quarantine/customs requirements, with advertisements and posters featuring slogans such as, “Quarantine Matters! Don’t muck with it”. His payments for these advertising campaigns were directed into his wildlife fund. 
In 2004, he was appointed ambassador for The Ghan, the passenger train running from Adelaide to Alice Springs in the central Australian outback, when the line was extended all the way to Darwin on the northern coast that year. For some time he was sponsored by Toyota
He was also a keen promoter for Australian tourism in general and Queensland tourism in particular. In 2002, the Australia Zoo was voted Queensland’s top tourist attraction. His immense popularity in the United States meant he often promoted Australia as a tourist destination there. 

Honours

In 1997 whilst on a fishing trip with his father, Steve discovered a new species of turtle, Steve was given the honour of naming the newly discovered species and named it after his family; Irwin’s Turtle Elseya irwini
In 2001, Irwin was awarded the Centenary Medal for his “service to global conservation and to Australian tourism”. In 2004, he was recognised as Tourism Export of the Year. He was also nominated in 2004 for Australian of the Year, an honour which was won by Australian Cricket Captain Steve Waugh. Shortly before his death, he was to be named an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland‘s School of Integrative Biology. On 14 November 2007 Irwin was awarded the adjunct professorship posthumously by the University of Queensland. In May 2007, the Rwandan Government announced that it would name a baby gorilla after Steve Irwin as a tribute to his work in wildlife conservation. The Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre in Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was named by the Kerala government after late Steve Irwin. 
In 2009, a genus and a species of Australian air-breathing land snail was named after Steve Irwin, the genus and species Crikey steveirwini Stanisic, 2009, in the land snail family Camaenidae

Environmentalism

Irwin was a passionate conservationist and believed in promoting environmentalism by sharing his excitement about the natural world rather than preaching to people. He was concerned with conservation of endangered animals and land clearing leading to loss of habitat. He considered conservation to be the most important part of his work: “I consider myself a wildlife warrior. My mission is to save the world’s endangered species.” Irwin bought “large tracts of land” in Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the United States, which he described as “like national parks” and stressed the importance of people realising that they could each make a difference. 
He had urged people to take part in considerate tourism and not support illegal poaching through the purchase of items such as turtle shells or shark-fin soup. 
He founded the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation, which was later renamed Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, and became an independent charity. He was described after his death by the CEO of RSPCA Queensland as a “modern-day Noah,” and British naturalist David Bellamy lauded his skills as a natural historian and media performer. Irwin and his father discovered a new species of turtle that now bears his name, Elseya irwini — Irwin’s Turtle — a species of turtle found on the coast of Queensland. 
He also helped to found a number of other projects, such as the International Crocodile Rescue, as well as the Lyn Irwin Memorial Fund, in memory of his mother (who was in a fatal car crash in 2000), with proceeds going to the Iron Bark Station Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 
Irwin, however, was criticised for having an unsophisticated view of conservation in Australia that seemed more linked to tourism than to the problems Australia faces as a continent
In response to questions of Australia’s problems with overgrazing, salinity, and erosion, Irwin responded, “Cows have been on our land for so long that Australia has evolved to handle those big animals.” The Sydney Morning Herald concluded with the opinion that his message was confusing and amounted to “eating roos and crocs is bad for tourism, and therefore more cruel than eating other animals”. 
According to Terri, Sir David Attenborough was an inspiration to Irwin. When presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to Attenborough after Irwin’s death at the British National Television Awards on 31 October 2006 Terri stated “If there’s one person who directly inspired my husband it’s the person being honoured tonight.” She went on to say “[Steve’s] real, true love was conservation – and the influence of tonight’s recipient in preserving the natural world has been immense.” Sir David reciprocated with praising Irwin for introducing many to the natural world, saying “He taught them how wonderful and exciting it was, he was a born communicator.” 

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1997–2004 The Crocodile Hunter Himself  
1999–2000 Croc Files Himself  
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Himself Cameo role
2002 Mystery Hunters Himself One episode
2002 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Himself  
2006 5 Takes: Pacific Rim Himself One Episode
2006 Happy Feet Trev (voice)

Personal life

Family

Terri Raines Irwin, the widow of Steve Irwin 

In 1992, Irwin married Terri Raines from Eugene, Oregon, United States. The pair had met a few months earlier, when Terri had visited the zoo on a holiday; according to both of them, it was love at first sight. Terri said at the time, “I thought there was no one like this anywhere in the world. He sounded like an environmental Tarzan, a larger-than-life superhero guy.” Although he and Terri were happily married, they did not wear wedding rings; in their line of work, wearing jewellery could pose a hazard to them and/or the animals. Together they had two children: a daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin (born 24 July 1998), and a son, Robert Clarence “Bob” (named after Irwin’s father) Irwin (born 1 December 2003). Bindi Sue is jointly named after two of Steve Irwin’s favourite animals: Bindi, a saltwater crocodile, and Sui, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who died in June 2004. 
Irwin was as enthusiastic about his family as he was about his work. He once described his daughter Bindi as “the reason [he] was put on the Earth.” His wife once said, “The only thing that could ever keep him away from the animals he loves are the people he loves even more.” 
Terri Irwin recently reported that Steve had an ongoing premonition that he would die before he reached age 40. She wrote about this in her book Steve and Me about their lives together. 

Controversies

MV Steve Irwin approaching Melbourne in February 2008 

A controversial incident occurred during a public show on 2 January 2004, when Irwin carried his one-month-old son, Bob, in his arm while hand-feeding a chicken carcass to Murray, a 3.8-metre (12 ft 6 in) saltwater crocodile. The infant was close to the crocodile, and comparisons were made in the press to Michael Jackson‘s dangling his son outside a German hotel window. In addition, child welfare groups, animal rights groups, and some of Irwin’s television viewers criticised his actions as irresponsible and tantamount to child abuse. Irwin apologised on the US NBC Today Show. Both he and his wife publicly stated that Irwin was in complete control of the situation, as he had dealt with crocodiles since he was a small child, and based on his lifetime of experience neither he nor his son were in any danger. He also showed footage of the event shot from a different angle, demonstrating that they were much further from the crocodile than they had appeared in the publicised clip. Terri Irwin said their child was in no more danger than one being taught to swim. No charges were filed; according to one journalist, Irwin told officials he would not repeat the action. The incident prompted the Queensland government to change its crocodile-handling laws, banning children and untrained adults from entering crocodile enclosures. 
In June 2004, allegations were made that he disturbed wildlife (namely whales, seals and penguins) while filming a documentary, Ice Breaker, in Antarctica. The matter was subsequently closed without charges being filed. 
After Irwin’s death, the vessel MV Robert Hunter owned by the environmental action group Sea Shepherd was renamed MV Steve Irwin in Steve’s honour. Sea Shepherd is a controversial environmentalist group that conducts direct action operations including the sinking of whaling ships to protect marine species and environments. Shortly before his death, Irwin had been investigating joining their 2007/08 voyage to Antarctica to disrupt Japanese whaling activity. Following his death, as an alternative the renaming of the vessel was suggested by Sea Shepherd and endorsed by his widow Terri. 

Politics

After questions arose about Irwin being paid $175,000 worth of taxpayers’ money to appear in a television advertisement and his possible political ties, Irwin told ABC that he was a conservationist and did not choose sides in politics. 
His comments describing Australian Prime Minister John Howard as the “greatest leader in the world” earned him scorn in the media. 

Search and rescue effort in Mexico

In November 2003, Irwin was filming a documentary on sea lions off the coast of Mexico‘s Baja California Peninsula when he heard via his boat’s radio that two scuba divers were reported missing in the area. Irwin and his entire crew suspended operations to aid in the search. His team’s divers searched with the rescue divers, and Irwin used his vessel to patrol the waters around the island where the incident occurred, as well as using his satellite communications system to call in a rescue plane. On the second day of the search, kayakers found one of the divers, Scott Jones, perched on a narrow rock ledge jutting out from the side of a cliff. Irwin and a crewmember escorted him to Irwin’s boat. Jones did not recognise Steve Irwin. The other lost diver, Katie Vrooman, was found dead by a search plane later the same day not far from Jones’ location. 

Sports fan

Having grown up in Essendon, Irwin was a fan of the Essendon Bombers, an Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League. Irwin took part in an Australian Rules football promotion in Los Angeles as part of “Australia Week” in early 2006. After his death, a picture of Irwin wearing a Bombers Guernsey was shown by ESPN.com in their Bottom 10 ranking of the worst Division I FBS college football teams after Week 1 of the season in tribute to him. 
Like many Australians, he was a avid cricket fan. This was seen during his visit to Sri Lanka where he played cricket with some local children and said “I love cricket” and “It’s a shame we have to go catch some snakes now”. This was seen during the Crocodile Hunter episode “Island of the Snakes”. 
Living in Queensland most of his life, Irwin was also a fan of rugby league. As a teenager, he played for the Caloundra Sharks as a second-rower, and as an adult he was known to be a passionate Brisbane Broncos fan and was involved with the club on several occasions. On one occasion after turning up to training he asked if he could tackle the largest player, Shane Webcke. Despite being thrown to the ground and looking like he’d been crushed he was jovial about the experience. Irwin laughingly shared the experience with the Queensland State of Origin squad before the 2006 series. Irwin also supported rugby union, being a fan of the national team, the Wallabies. He once wore a Wallaby jersey during a demonstration at the zoo. A behind-the-scenes episode of The Crocodile Hunter showed Irwin and the crew finding a gas station in a remote part of Namibia to watch the Wallabies defeat France in the 1999 Rugby World Cup Final. Irwin was also a talented surfer. 
Irwin loved mixed martial arts competitions and trained with Greg Jackson in the fighting/grappling system of Gaidojutsu. 

Other personal trivia

  • Irwin was the feature of The Wiggles “Wiggly Safari” 2002 DVD release.
  • Irwin was particularly interested in Singapore Zoo, which he considered a sister institution of the Australia Zoo.
  • In 2004, during an interview with Larry King, he admitted that he had a fear of parrots, having received many painful bites from the animals in the past.
  • In 2005, in an interview for New Idea, he stated that he was afraid of being killed in a car crash.
  • Terri Irwin has stated in an interview that Irwin believed in God. Stories that he had joined a church a short time before his death appear to be urban legend.

Death

On 4 September 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray spine while snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, at Batt Reef, which is located off the coast of Port Douglas in north Queensland. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, Ocean’s Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming. Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for a segment in the television program his daughter Bindi Irwin was hosting, when, according to his friend and colleague, John Stainton, he swam too close to one of the stingrays. “He came on top of the stingray and the stingray’s barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart,” said Stainton, who was on board Irwin’s boat the Croc One
The events were caught on camera, and a copy of the footage was handed to the Queensland Police. After reviewing the footage of the incident and speaking to the cameraman who recorded it, marine documentary filmmaker and former spearfisherman Ben Cropp speculated that the stingray “felt threatened because Steve was alongside and there was the cameraman ahead.” In such a case, the stingray responds to danger by automatically flexing the serrated spine on its tail (which can measure up to 25 cm/10 in in length) in an upward motion. 
Cropp said Irwin had accidentally boxed the animal in. “It stopped and twisted and threw up its tail with the spike, and it caught him in the chest. It’s a defensive thing. It’s like being stabbed with a dirty dagger.” The stinging of Irwin by the bull ray was “a one-in-a-million thing,” Cropp told Time magazine. “I have swum with many rays, and I have only had one do that to me…” 
Initially, when Irwin’s colleague, John Stainton, was interviewed by CNN’s Larry King late on 4 September 2006 he denied the suggestion that Irwin had pulled the spine out of his chest, or that he had seen footage of the event, insisting that the anecdote was “absolute rubbish.” The following day, when he first described the video to the media, he stated, “Steve came over the top of the ray and the tail came up, and spiked him here [in the chest], and he pulled it out and the next minute he’s gone.” 
It is thought, in the absence of a coroner‘s report, that a combination of the toxins and the puncture wound from the spine caused Irwin to die of cardiac arrest, with most damage being inflicted by tears to arteries or other main blood vessels. A similar incident in Florida a month later in which a man survived a stingray barb through the heart suggested that Irwin’s removal of the barb might have caused or hastened his death. The coroner’s report has not yet been released. 
Crew members aboard his boat called the emergency services in the nearest city of Cairns and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to the nearby Low Islets to meet an emergency rescue helicopter. However, despite the best efforts of Irwin’s crew, medical staff pronounced him dead when they arrived a short time later. According to Dr Ed O’Loughlin, who treated Irwin, “it became clear fairly soon that he had non-survivable injuries. He had a penetrating injury to the left front of his chest. He had lost his pulse and wasn’t breathing.” 

Cairns, Queensland 

Irwin’s body was flown to a morgue in Cairns. His wife, Terri Irwin, was on a walking tour in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania at the time, and returned via a private plane from Devonport to the Sunshine Coast with their two children. 
Fatalities due to stingrays are infrequent and occurrences are not consistently collated, while there have been several others in Australia. Irwin’s death is believed to be the only fatality from a stingray ever captured on film. 
Stainton told CNN‘s Larry King “[The tape] should be destroyed”. In an ABC interview with Barbara Walters, Irwin’s wife Terri said she has not seen the film of her husband’s deadly encounter with the stingray and that it would not be shown on television. On 3 January 2007, the only video footage showing the events that led to Irwin’s death was handed over to Terri, who said that the video would never become public, and noted her family has not seen the video either. In an 11 January 2007 interview with Access Hollywood, Terri said that “all footage has been destroyed.” Despite these statements, numerous videos, including screamers, surfaced on sites such as YouTube claiming to be footage of Irwin’s death. Several pictures have also surfaced on Google Images. 
Production was completed on Ocean’s Deadliest, which aired for the first time on the Discovery Channel on 21 January 2007. The documentary was completed with footage shot in the weeks following the accident. According to Stainton, “Anything to do with the day that he died, that film is not available.” Perhaps to maintain the film’s original purpose as a nature documentary and prevent it from becoming a documentary of Irwin’s final days, his death is not mentioned in the film, aside from a still image of Irwin at the end alongside the text “In Memory of Steve Irwin”. 

Reaction

News of his death prompted widespread worldwide shock. Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard expressed his “shock and distress” at the death, saying that “Australia has lost a wonderful and colourful son.” Queensland Premier Peter Beattie commented in a Channel Seven television interview that Irwin “will be remembered as not just a great Queenslander, but a great Australian”. Several Australian news websites went down because of high web traffic and for the first time the top 10 list of most viewed stories for Fairfax Digital news sites were swept by one topic. Talk-back radio experienced a high volume of callers expressing their grief. Flags at the Sydney Harbour were lowered to half staff in honour of Irwin. 
The U.S. feed of the Animal Planet cable television channel aired a special tribute to Steve Irwin that started on Monday, 4 September 2006. The tribute continued with the Animal Planet channel showing highlights of Irwin’s more than 200 appearances on Discovery Networks shows. 
On the evening of his death, Enough Rope re-broadcast an interview between Irwin and Andrew Denton originally broadcast in 2003. CNN showed a repeat of his interview on Larry King Live, originally recorded in 2004. The Australian federal parliament opened on 5 September 2006 with condolence speeches by both the Prime Minister John Howard and the Leader of the Opposition Kim Beazley. The Seven Network aired a television memorial show as a tribute to Irwin on 5 September 2006, as did the Nine Network on 6 September 2006. 
Jay Leno delivered a tribute to Irwin, describing him as a great ambassador of Australia. Irwin appeared on Leno’s talk show on more than ten occasions. There were also tributes on Live with Regis & Kelly and Barbara WaltersThe View; on the former show, Kelly Ripa came close to tears with her praise of Irwin. 
Hundreds of people visited Australia Zoo to pay tribute to the deceased entertainer and conservationist. The day after his death, the volume of people visiting the zoo to pay their respects affected traffic so much that police reduced the speed limit around the Glass House Mountains Road and told motorists to expect delays. BBC reported on 13 September 2006 that thousands of fans have been to Australia Zoo since Irwin’s death, bringing flowers, candles, stuffed animals and messages of support. 
Dan Mathews, vice-president of animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said it was “no shock at all that Steve Irwin should die provoking a dangerous animal.” He added that “Irwin made his career out of antagonising frightened wild animals, that’s a very dangerous message to send to children.” He also made a comparison with another well known conservationist: “If you compare him with a responsible conservationist like Jacques Cousteau, he looks like a cheap reality TV star.” The son of Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau, also a producer of wildlife documentaries, also took issue with Irwin’s hands-on approach to nature television. Cousteau said, “You don’t touch nature, you just look at it.” Although it “goes very well on television”, Irwin’s approach would “interfere with nature, jump on animals, grab them, hold them, and have this very, very spectacular, dramatic way of presenting things” which Cousteau felt is “very misleading”. 
Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, Philippe Cousteau Jr., however, was himself working with Irwin on the “Ocean’s Deadliest” documentary at the time of Irwin’s death, and later described him as “a remarkable individual.” Describing their project, he said, “I think why Steve was so excited about it that we were looking at these animals that people think of as, you know, dangerous and deadly monsters, and they’re not. They all have an important place in the environment and in the world. And that was what his whole message was about.” 
In the weeks after his death, Irwin’s conservation foundation Wildlife Warriors reported that thousands of people from around the world were offering their support via donations to the conservation group. 

Backlash against stingrays

In the weeks following Irwin’s death, at least ten stingrays were found dead and mutilated, with their tails cut off, on the beaches of Queensland, prompting speculation that they had been killed by fans of Irwin as an act of revenge. Michael Hornby, a friend of the late naturalist and executive director of Irwin’s Wildlife Warrior fund, condemned any revenge killings. 
“We just want to make it very clear that we will not accept and not stand for anyone who’s taken a form of retribution. That’s the last thing Steve would want,” he said. 

Funeral and memorials

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie extended the offer of a state funeral to Irwin’s family, an honour also agreed to by Prime Minister John Howard. The family decided that such a funeral would not have been appropriate, a sentiment echoed by many Australians outside media and political circles. Steve Irwin’s father, Bob Irwin, stated that his son would not have wanted such an honour, and would want to be remembered as an “ordinary bloke.” Beattie stated he would honour the decision of the Irwin family regarding their arrangements. Irwin was farewelled by family and friends at a private funeral service held at Caloundra on the afternoon of 9 September. The naturalist was buried in a private ceremony at the zoo on the same day. The grave is inaccessible to visitors of the Australia Zoo. 

Memorial service

A public service was held at the 5,500-seat Crocoseum at Australia Zoo on Wednesday morning 20 September 2006. The service was broadcast live, commercial free, in the eastern states of Australia, by free-to-air channels Seven, Nine and the ABC in Australia, as well as live on subscription channel Sky News Australia. In addition, it was broadcast live around the world, particularly the United States, where the service was broadcast commercial free on Animal Planet, as well as to Asia and Germany. A BBC camera crew was also sent especially to Australia to cover the memorial service for the United Kingdom. It is estimated that over 300 million viewers worldwide watched the service. The memorial was also rebroadcast on Animal Planet on 1 January 2007 as part of their New Year’s Day celebration, and again the following day. 

The “Crocoseum” at Australia Zoo, where Steve Irwin’s memorial service was held. 

Messages from around the world came from people including Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Kelly Ripa and Larry King. Costner called him a fearless man who was brave enough to let people see him as he was. 
Prime Minister John Howard made an early speech at the service, as did Irwin’s father Bob and his daughter Bindi. 
Wes Mannion and John Stainton also made speeches and David Wenham read a poem. Anthony Field from The Wiggles partly hosted the service, often sharing the screen with various animals, from koalas to elephants, and Australian music star John Williamson sang True Blue, which was Irwin’s favourite song. Professor Craig Franklin of the University of Queensland told the crowd that the university was about to make Irwin an adjunct professor for his contributions to the study of crocodiles. In a symbolic finish to the service, Irwin’s truck was loaded up with gear and driven out of the arena for the last time as Williamson sang. 
In a final tribute, Australia Zoo staff spelled out Irwin’s catchphrase “Crikey” in yellow flowers as Irwin’s truck was driven from the “Crocoseum” for the last time to end the service. Flags on the Sydney Harbour Bridge flew at half mast on the day of the memorial service. 

Other Australian memorials

  • Several permanent memorials for Irwin have already been considered or announced. Premier Peter Beattie suggested a national park be named after Irwin or a permanent memorial might be constructed in his honour, though the details of the structure would depend on Irwin’s family.
  • On 1 January 2007, Glasshouse Mountains Road, the road that runs by Steve and Terri Irwin’s Australia Zoo, was officially renamed to “Steve Irwin Way”.
  • There will be a nature park in Australia named after Irwin, the Australian federal government announced in July 2007.

American memorials

  • Animal Planet is also creating the Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Fund called “The Crikey Fund” to “provide a way for people from across the globe to make contributions in Irwin’s honour to support wildlife protection, education and conservation”.
  • On the Happy Feet DVD, there is a deleted scene where the main character Mumble meets an albatross voiced by Irwin and a blue whale. The scene was unfinished at first but was included on the DVD release to honour Irwin’s memory as Irwin had insisted on being in a film that contained a message about the environment. However, they took this scene off the movie and decided to let Irwin play an elephant seal named Trev.

Indian memorial

  • A crocodile research centre in Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was named by the Kerala government after Steve Irwin.

The state’s forest and wildlife department is perhaps the first government body in the world to name a memorial after Irwin, whose documentaries on wildlife and reptiles endeared him to thousands of viewers. The centre is now called the Steve Irwin Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre. 

Death anniversary

On 4 September 2007, Australian fans gathered at the Irwin family zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland to commemorate the first anniversary of Irwin’s death. State Premier Peter Beattie described Irwin as one of the state’s greatest cultural ambassadors. On 15 November, Irwin’s widow Terri and children, Bindi and Bob, remembered his life and achievements on “Steve Irwin Day.” 
from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_irwin 
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February 22nd, 1962 
2 + 22 +1+9+6+2 = 42 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Relationships.  Love.  Deep sharing.  Loving relationships.  Soulmates.  True love.  Lovers.  Couples.  Consorts.  Significant other.  Spouse.  Bride & groom.  Wedding.  Marriage.  Matrimony.  Matching.  Compatibility.  Mutuality.  Reciprocal.  Consensual.  Permission.  Likewise.  Allies.  Allegiance.  Companion.  Companionship.  Together.  Twosome.   I love you.  I love you too.  I do.  I now pronounce you man and wife.  Two hearts that beat as one.  Soul unions.  You & I.  Just the two of us.  Two of a kind.  Walking hand in hand.  “The one.”  It’s a two way street.  The feeling is mutual.  Love begets love.  One thread for the needle, one love for the heart.  Everybody loves Steve Irwin. 
 
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February 22nd, 1962 
2 + 22 = 24 = his core number = Devotion.  Clean living.  Pure and natural.  Go organic.  Eating healthy.  Taking charge.  I’m in charge.  
 
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February 22nd, 1962 
22 +1+9+6+2 = 40 = his “secret” number = Altruism.  Loving kindness.  Be gentle.  How can I help?  At your service.  Pitching in.  Helping out.  Doing your part.  The common good.  For the good of my fellow human being.  Brotherly love.  Good Shepherd.  Every little helps.  The biggest help is help, and even the smallest help is help. 
 
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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 
   5 5  9  9        28 
Steve Irwin                 54 
12 4    95 5     26 
Steve Irwin’ soul number (sum of vowels) = 28 = Bold.  Daring.  Heroic.  Survivor.  Possibilities.  Overcoming obstacles.  Personal power.  Willpower.  Powerful.  Unstoppable.  Invincible.  Bulletproof.  Fearlessness.  Superman. 
  
Steve Irwin’s outer personality (sum of consonants) = 26 = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  Television personality.  In the news. 
  
Steve Irwin’s path of destiny (sum of all letters) = 54 = Spontaneous.  Curious.  Inquisitive.  Interesting.  Fascinating.  Conversational.  Ingenious.  Clever.  Quick thinking.  
 
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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 
  
Steve Irwi
1        9  9 
his primary challenge (first and last initials (SI)), what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name (SI), and his primary need (sum of initials (S+R+I (1+9+9))) all = 19 = Radiant.  Shining.  Beaming.  Vitality.  Life force.  Achievement.  Attainment.  Accomplishment.  Hard earned success.  Enduring.  Sun.  Sunlight.  Sunshine.  Daylight.  Daytime.  Solar.  Sunny disposition.  Basic identity.  Conscious purpose.  Present day.  Summer.  Suntan. 
  
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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the month of birth and the first three letters of the name. 
Stephen Robert Irwin      February 22nd, 1962 
2 (February) + 19 (S is the 19th letter of the alphabet) + 20 (t is the 20th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) = 46 
So from ages zero to twenty-seven he had the numbers 2 (February), 44 (sum of the first three letters of the name) and 46 (2+44=46) going on. 
2 = Empathy.  Understanding.  Receptivity.  Silent knowing.  Intuition.  Listening to your inner voice.  Trusting your inner voice. 
 
44 = Introspection.  Self-awareness.  Self-reflection.  Looking inward.  Relevant.  Topical.  Recent.  Contemporary.  Fresh.  Happening.  Update.  Status.  Condition.  The moment.  Presently.  Currently.  Now.  Today.  In touch.  In tune.  Tone.  Resonance.  Validate.  Feedback.  Commentary.  Comment.  Diary.  Journaling.  Self-acceptance.  Being oneself.  Alright.  Okay.  Mellow.  Be here now.  Live in the now.  In the moment.  Right here, right now.  How it is.  Get used to it.  What is.  The eternal now.  In the zone.  Be yourself.  Comfortable in your own skin.  I am me.  You are you.  It is what it is.  I’m alright, right now.  Yeah, uh huh.  How’s it going?  What’s up?  What’s going on?  What’s happening?  Here’s what’s happening.  Up-to-date.  Recently updated.  The latest update.  Latest development.  Keep me up-to-date.  I’ll keep you posted.  Play-by-play.  Moment by moment.  Current status.  Staying current.  Staying on topic.  Stay tuned.  Tune in.  Checking in with you to see where you’re at with things.  Stream of consciousness.  Daily diary.  Keeping a log.  Short-term memory.  Sitting still.  Sit back.  Whatever happens, happens.  Que será, será.  The reflexive property:  a=a.  
 
46 = Child-like innocence.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.  
  
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Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name. 
Stephen Robert Irwin       February 22nd, 1962 
22 (born on the 22nd of the month) + 16 (p is the 16th letter of the alphabet) + 8 (h is the 8th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) = 51 
So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he had the numbers 22 (born on the 22nd of the month), 29 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters) and 51 (22+29=51) going on. 
22 = Zoos.  Look before you leap.  Good luck.  Joking around. 
  
29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.   
 
51 = Honesty.  Honor.  Respect.  Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Authority.  
 
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September 4th, 2006 
February 22nd, 1962 
February 22nd 
2 + 22 +2+0+0+6 = 32 = his personal year (from February 22nd, 2006 to February 21st, 2007) = Blockbuster. 
 
32 year + 8 (August) = 40 = his personal month (from August 22nd, 2006 to September 21st, 2006) = Rescue.  Help me. 
 
40 month + 4 (4th of the month on September 4th, 2006) = 44 = his personal day = Unaware [of being too close to the stingray]. 
 
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Terri Irwin was born on July 20th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_Irwin 
July 20th, 1964 
7 + 20 +1+9+6+4 = 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.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Legacy.  
 
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July 20th, 1964
 
20 +1+9+6+4 = 40 = her “secret” number = Altruism.  Loving kindness.  Be gentle.  How can I help?  At your service.  Pitching in.  Helping out.  Doing your part.  The common good.  For the good of my fellow human being.  Brotherly love.  Good Shepherd.  Every little helps.  The biggest help is help, and even the smallest help is help. 
 
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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 
  
Terri Irwin 
25999 99595         71 
her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 71 = Professional.  Quality work.  Good work.  Profession.  Vocation.  Merit.  Quality.  Excellence.  Masterpiece.  Inspiring work.  Impressive.  Doing a good job.  A job well done.  Good at what you do.   
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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 
Terri Irwin 
2      99595 
her primary challenge (first and last initials (TI)), how she appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name (TR)), and what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name (TI)) all = 29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.   
 
who and what she likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name (TW)) and how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (TN)) both = 25 = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  Perky.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.   
 
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June 4th, 1992
 
July 20th, 1964
 
7 + 20 +1+9+9+1 = 47 = her personal year (from July 20th, 1991 to July 19th, 1992) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Legacy.  
 
When her number (47 (7 + 20 +1+9+6+4 = 47 = her life lesson)) comes up, that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  So this was HER year!!!
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September 4th, 2006
 
July 20th, 1964
 
7 + 20 +2+0+0+6 = 35 = her personal year (from July 20th, 2006 to July 19th, 2007) = Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.
 
 
35 year + 8 (August) = 43 = her personal month (from August 20th, 2006 to September 19th, 2006) = This is no fun.
 
 
43 month + 4 (4th of the month on September 4th, 2006) = 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.  Legacy.
  
 
When her number (47 (7 + 20 +1+9+6+4 = 47 = her life lesson)) comes up, that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  So unfortunately this was her day.
 
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Bindi Sue Irwin was born on July 24th, 1998 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bindi_Irwin 
July 24th, 1998 
7 + 24 +1+9+9+8 = 58 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Wellness.  Well being.  Bodily health.  Healthy body.  Robust health.  Strong constitution.  Healthful.  Hardy.  Rest.  Relaxation.  Respite.  Vacation.  Recover.  Restore.  Recuperate.  Nap.  Rehabilitation.  Treatment.  Remedy.  Safe place.  Sanctuary.  Refuge. 
  
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Bindi Sue Irwin 
29549 135 99595            75 
her path of destiny/how she learns what she is here to learn (sum of all letters) = 75 = Be calm.  Be patient.  Patience is a virtue.  You reap what you sow.  Looking for the day when you receive the fruits of your labor.  Rome was not built in a 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 
Bindi Sue Irwin 
2      1     99595 
  
her true character (first and second initials) = BS = 21 = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.   
 
her primary challenge (first and last initials (BI)), how she appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name (BR)), and what she must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name (BI)) all = 29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.   
 
who and what she likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name (BW)) and how she obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (BN)) both = 25 = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  Perky.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.   
 
her salvation number (second from the last initial and the last inital (SI)) = 19 = Radiant.  Shining.  Beaming.  Vitality.  Life force.  Achievement.  Attainment.  Accomplishment.  Hard earned success.  Enduring.  Sun.  Sunlight.  Sunshine.  Daylight.  Daytime.  Solar.  Sunny disposition.  Basic identity.  Conscious purpose.  Present day.  Summer.  Suntan. 
  
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Robert Clarence “Bob” Irwin was born on December 1st, 2003 
December 1st, 2003 
12 + 1 +2+0+0+3 = 18 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Imagination.  Surreal.  Dreams.  Sleep.  
 
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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 
  
Bob Irwin 
2     99595 
   
his primary challenge (first and last initials (BI)), how he appears to the world (first letter of the first name and the fourth from the last letter of the last name (BR)), and what he must do/has to do (first letter of the first name and the second from the last letter of the last name (BI)) all = 29 = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Duo.  Cooperate.  There’s no “I” in team.  TEAM:  together each accomplishes more.  Confident in your abilities.  Honing your skills and talents.   
 
who and what he likes (first letter of the first name and the third from the last letter of the last name (BW)) and how he obtains her heart’s desire (first letter of the first name and the last letter of the last name (BN)) both = 25 = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.   
 
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Jeremy John Wade (born 5 May 1960) is a British biologist, television presenter, extreme angler and writer, specializing in travel and natural history. He is best known for his television series River Monsters, produced by Icon Films. He holds a special interest in freshwater, and has been traveling around the world fishing for giant freshwater fish.

Jeremy Wade was brought up in rural Suffolk, England, UK where his father was a vicar. He has a degree in zoology from Bristol University and a postgraduate teaching certificate in biological sciences from the University of Kent, and has worked as a secondary school biology teacher in Kent. He says he taught himself how to be a writer, and has published articles on poaching, fair trade and travel in newspapers and magazines; he is now a TV personality. In order to further pursue his career as a fisherman, Wade made his first trip to India in 1982. Other trips of Wade include traveling to Congo and South America. He revealed in the episode of River Monsters: Unhooked revisiting the Amazon, that before his first trip there, he studied Portuguese for three hours a day for three months to prepare; he has since worked as a Portuguese-English translator. He is not married and lives in the countryside near Bath.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Wade

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May 5th, 1960

5 + 5 +1+9+6+0 = 26 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message.  Information.  News.  Reports.  Headlines.  Broadcasting.  Show.  Television.  Television personality.  In the news.

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May 5th, 1960

5 + 5 = 10 = his core number = Opportunities.  Prosperity.  Coincidences (God-incidences).  Synchronicities.  Serendipity.  Destiny.  Fortune.  Fate.  Circumstances.  Setting.  Placement.  Timing.  Fortunate.  Boons.  Bonus.  Prizes.  Chance.  Randomness.  Shuffle.  Coin toss.  Predestination.  Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Something for nothing.  It’s on the house.  Roll the dice.  Take your chances.  Things fall into place.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  When luck offers a finger, one must take the whole hand.  Wheel of fortune.  You’ll never know your luck ’til the wheel stops.  What’s bad luck for one is good luck for another.  Luck of the draw.  A turn for the better/worse.  Ups and downs.  You win some, you lose some.  Twist of fate.  Reversal of fortune.  Easy come, easy go.

 

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May 5th, 1960

5 + 1+9+6+0 = 21 = his “secret” number = Perspective.  Viewpoint.  Vantage point.  Concept.  Framework.  Outlook.  World view.  Human.  Human being.  Humanity.  Mankind.  Human nature.  Existence.  Life.  Lifetime.  Life cycle.  Cosmology.  The universe.  Galaxy.  Cosmos.  Cosmic.  Universal.  Totality.  Always.  Generalize.  Synthesize.  Integrate.  Unify.  Whole.  Complete.  Classic.  Cohesive.  Compile.  Compilations.  Lifestyle.  Way of life.  Spectrum.  Breadth.  Scope.  Range.  Self-actualization.  Self-realization.  Seeing the big picture.  Putting it all together.  Connecting the dots.  Thumbnail sketch.  A bird’s eye view.  Mountain top perspective.  In the bigger scheme of things.  Seeing your place in the world.  Seeing where things stand in the fullness of time.  Body-mind-spirit.  As above, so below.  Life is for the living.  The human condition.  Human nature.  Timeless classic.  Universally appreciated.  

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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

  5 5  7    1  5        23

Jeremy Wade               46

1 9  4    5  4          23

the soul number (sum of vowels) and the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Jeremy Wade both = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Physical fitness.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter. 

The fact that his soul number and outer personality both equal 23 tells you that with Jeremy what you see is what you get.

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the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Jeremy Wade = 46 = History.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.  

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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

Jeremy John Wade

his primary need (sum of initials) = J+J+W = 1+1+5 = 7 = Self-control.  Self-restraint.  Deep thinking.  Pondering.  Silence.  Quiet.  Stoic. 

 

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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Jeremy John Wade      May 5th, 1960

5 (born on the 5th of the month) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 13 (m is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) = 48

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four he has the numbers 5 (born on the 5th of the month), 43 (sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name), and 48 (5+43=48) going on.

5 =  Experiences.  Variety.  New.  Versatility.  Sampling.  Taste.  Flavor.  Novelty.  Variance.  Variations.  Variable.  All knowledge is experience.  Try it – you’ll like it.  Variety is the spice of life.  A jack of all trades.

43 = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Bountiful.  Enough.  Plenty.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Making a game out of things.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

48 = Purpose.  Meaning.  Mission.  Direction.  Destination.  Guidance.  Goals.  Aims.  Worthwhile.  Journey.  Tour.  Traveler.  Tourist.  Visitor.  Tribute.  Adore.  Navigate.  Steer.  Wandering.  Sky.  Seeking & finding.  Forgetting & remembering.  Reminders.  Recollection.  Unattached.  The meaning of life.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?  What’s this life for?  Your calling in life.  Soul searching.  Finding yourself.  Seek and ye shall find.  You rock!  Rock on.  There’s got to be more to life than this.  Walking away from it all.  It’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey.  If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.  Where are you headed?  To want to forget something is to remember it.  Just living for today/the day.  ”Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?”  God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  Send out into the world. 

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Ages 45 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the day of birth and the 6th letter of the name.

Jeremy John Wade      May 5th, 1960

5 (born on the 5th of the month) + 25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) = 30

So from ages forty-five to fifty-four he has the numbers 5 (born on the 5th of the month), 25 (y), and 30 (5+25=30) going on.

5 =  Experiences.  Variety.  New.  Versatility.  Sampling.  Taste.  Flavor.  Novelty.  Variance.  Variations.  Variable.  All knowledge is experience.  Try it – you’ll like it.  Variety is the spice of life.  A jack of all trades.

25 = Adventure.  Excitement.  Thrilling.  Movement.  Exploring.  Activist.  Advocate.  A cause.  Rooting.  Encouragement.  Free spirited.  On the go.  Adventures are to the adventurous.  Rooting for the underdog.  Not in one place for long. 

30 = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Alleluia!  Luxury.  Style.  Count your blessings.  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home. 

 

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Richard (Ric) O’Barry was first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series Flipper. Soon after Kathy, one of the Flipper dolphins, died, according to O’Barry, while in his arms in what he believed was a suicide, he made a radical transition from training dolphins in captivity to assertively combating the captivity industry. O’Barry was featured in The Cove, a film that uses covert techniques to expose the yearly dolphin drive hunting that goes on in Taiji, Japan.

After leaving the Navy, O’Barry began training dolphins in the 1960s with the Miami Seaquarium. It was while working with the Miami Seaquarium that O’Barry was hired to work on the television series Flipper. Though O’Barry admits he readily noticed the remarkable intelligence of the mammals he was working with, he also attests to ignoring this factor when weighing it against the large profit he was making from the show. In his own words,”I was young, I had a glamorous job, I was driving a Porsche and it was easy to do.”

When one of the five Flippers, a female Bottlenose Dolphin named Kathy died, O’Barry could no longer deny what he saw as cruelty and potentially fatal consequences of the captivity industry he had helped to establish. O’Barry maintains that Kathy died in his arms from a form of suicide.

Activism

Directly following Kathy’s death O’Barry released his first dolphin from a sea pen holding off the island of Bimini. Then in 1970, on the first Earth Day, he founded the original Dolphin Project with the primary goal of releasing dolphins from captivity.

O’Barry currently lives in Coconut Grove, Florida and has been fighting against the captivity industry for the past 38 years. In 1989 O’Barry founded the non-profit organization, Dolphin Project Inc., to study Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in estuarine waters. Since 1989 the organization has successfully documented and surveyed over 850 different individual bottlenose dolphins. In addition, O’Barry has written several books to raise awareness about dolphins in captivity including Behind the Dolphin Smile (1989) and To Free a Dolphin (2000).

In the course of O’Barry’s activities he and his associates have been convicted for violations of the Marine Mammals Protection Act in the US, on the basis that these activities brought life-threatening injuries to dolphins.

O’Barry is the Marine Mammal Specialist for Earth Island Institute and Director of the Save Japan Dolphins coalition. In 2009 he was being sued for $300 million by a dolphinarium in the Dominican Republic for alleged business interference.

The Cove

He also worked on the feature length documentary The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos. The 2009 film centers on Taiji, Wakayama in Japan, bringing attention to the hunt of 23,000 dolphins taken there every year.

The Cove utilizes equipment and tactics never previously used by filmmakers in order to obtain footage that the Japanese government refused to allow the film crew to capture.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_O%27Barry

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Richard O’Barry was born on October 14th, 1939 according to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607571125&ref=search

October 14th, 1939

10 + 14 +1+9+3+9 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn =  The past.  Yesterday.  Happy memories.  Nostalgia.  Child-like innocence.  Age.  Youth.  Kids.  Maturity.  Growing up.  Adulthood.  Springtime.  Flowers.  Schedule.  Appointment.  Punctual.  On time.  Early.  Waiting.  Soon.  Shortly.  Later.  When.  Time.  Hours.  Minutes.  Timepiece.  Clock.  Wristwatch.  Timeline.  Timetable.  Making history.  History in the making.  And the rest is history.  A kid at heart.  Forever young.

  

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October 14th, 1939

10 + 14 = 24 = his core number = Dominance.  Clean living.  Wholesome.  Fit & trim.  Devotion.  Vows.  Pledge.  Commitment.  Purity.  Nutrition.  Nourishment.  Clean diet.  Natural living.  Natural diet.  Bodily purity.  Nutrients.  Taking charge.  In charge.

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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

  9  1     6  1   7          24

Richard O’Barry                   77

9 38 94    2 99          53

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Richard O’Barry = 24 = Dominance.  Clean living.  Wholesome.  Fit & trim.  Devotion.  Vows.  Pledge.  Commitment.  Purity.  Nutrition.  Nourishment.  Clean diet.  Natural living.  Natural diet.  Bodily purity.  Nutrients.  Taking charge.  In charge.

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Richard O’Barry = 53 = Forthright.  Straightforward.  Discussion.  Debating.  Offense.  Principles.  Creed.  Doctrine.  Persuade.  Convince.  Compelling.  Warrior.  Crusader.  Evangelist.  Preacher.  Preaching.  Sermon.  Ministry.  Missionary.  Converting.  Confrontational.  Attacking.  Combative.  Arguing.  Opinions.  Disarm.  Straight to the point.  Cut to the chase/quick.  Passionate about your beliefs.  Fighting for the truth.  Straight to your face with the truth.  Having a warrior spirit.  With one deft stroke.  Convincing argument.  Heated discussion.  Heated debate.  See things my way.  Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Richard O’Barry/how he learns what he is here to learn = 77 =  An answer to a prayer.  Pray on the matter.  Now what?  What do I do next? 

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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

 

 9   6  1  7        23

Ric O’Barry                55

9 3   2 99         32

the soul number (sum of vowels) for Ric O’Barry = 23 = Leadership.  Zest.  Action.  Entrepreneur.  Self-starter.  Enterprising.  Just do it!  Leading the way.  Taking the lead.  Leader of the pack.  A real go-getter. 

the outer personality (sum of consonants) for Ric O’Barry = 32 = Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Mighty.  Glory.  Pride.  The best.  Blockbuster.  Majority.  Mainstream.  Conformity.  Consensus.  Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Independence.  Autonomy.  Sovereign.  March.  Parade.  Nationalism.  Patriotism.  Flags.  Banners.  Anthem.  USA.  America.  Americans. 

the path of destiny (sum of all letters) for Ric O’Barry/how he learns what he is here to learn = 55 = Insight.  Clarity.  Brilliance.  Reading & writing.  Mindfulness.  Philosophy.  Brainstorming.  Cogitate.  Words.  Definition.  Dictionary.  Lexicon.  Vocabulary.  Spelling.  Encyclopedia.  Reference.  Answers.  Solutions.  Problem solving.  Writer.  Author.  Wordsmith.  Books.  Manuscript.  Screenplay.  Plays.  Novels.  Contents.  Text.  Print.  Paper.  Literacy.  Comprehension.  Cognition.  Intellect.  Intelligence.  The mind.  The brain.  Cerebral.  Synapse.  Thoughts.  Ideas.  Notion.  Discernment.  (In)correct.  Right/wrong.  Clear.  Perception.  Realizations.  Brainpower.  Strong mind.  Open-minded.  Broad-minded.  Think.  Use your mind.  Open your mind.  Free thinking.  Open your eyes.  Eyes wide open.  I can see clearly now.  I get it.  Truth is self-evident.  Knowledge is power.  Those who can read see twice as well.  A way with words.  Food for thought.  Feeding your mind.  Two heads are better than one.  By writing we learn to write.  Putting pen to paper.  Pad of paper.  Original ideas.  New ideas.  Put your thinking cap on.  Problem solving.  Mental processing.  That’s the idea.  That’s my idea.  Let me be clear.  Clearheaded.  Clearing your mind.  Clear blue skies. 

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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

Ric O‘Barry

9   6

 

his primary challenge = RO = 96 = Ethical money making.

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October 14th, 1939

October 14th

10 + 14 +2+0+0+9 = 35 = his personal year (from October 14th, 2009 to October 13th, 2010) = Perseverance.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Persevere.  Be prepared.  Forewarned is forearmed.  Hang in there.  The long haul.  Strength in adversity.  Strength in reserve.  Staying power.  Keep on going.  Keep on doing what you’re doing.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Not giving up.  Don’t quit.  Don’t stop.  So far, so good.  Don’t switch horses midstream.  Staying the course.  On an even keel.  To be continued.  I’ve got your back. 

35 year + 8 (August) = 43 = his personal month (from August 14th, 2010 to September 13th, 2010) = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertainment.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations.  Abundance.  Bountiful.  Enough.  Plenty.  Gregarious.  Recreation.  Hobby.  Pastime.  Leisure.  Diversions.  Festivities.  Events.  Fairs.  Festival.  Gala.  Gatherings.  Get togethers.  Reunions.  Friends.  Peers.  Colleagues.  Mingle.  Guests.  Acquaintance.  Pals.  Buddies.  Chummy.  Hospitable.  Hospitality.  Holidays.  Merriment.  Mirth.  Frolicking.  Amusement.  Laughter.  Chuckle.  Comedy.  Funny.  Festive.  Partying.  Dancing.  Welcome.  Greetings.  Salutations.  Hello.  Hi.  Handshake.  Introduce.  Introduction.  Belong.  Join.  Groups.  Crowds.  Flock.  Huddle.  Meetings.  Reunite.  Liking.  Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  Having a bash.  Making a game out of things.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Drawing a crowd.  Make ‘em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

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September 5th, 2010 1:26 am ET

On Friday night, Comedian Robert Schimmel died in a Phoenix hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident, according to his manager Lee Kernis. He was 60.

Schimmel was a passenger in a car driven by his 19-year-old daughter Aliyah on August 26. She lost control of the vehicle after swerving to avoid hitting another accident on the freeway. Schimmel’s 11-year-old son was also in the car, but was uninjured, according to Reuters. The daughter was injured and hospitalized, but is expected to recover.

Schimmel detailed his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a book he authored entitled “Cancer on $5 a Day.” He was diagnosed with the disease in 2000, but made a complete recovery.

The comedian was best known for his appearances on Howard Stern’s radio show and for his a number of comedy specials on HBO.

Schimmel is survived by three children from his first marriage, Jessica, Aliyah and Jacob — a fourth child, Derek, died of cancer at the age of 11 — and two sons from his second marriage, Max and Sam.

from:  http://www.examiner.com/us-headlines-in-national/comedian-robert-schimmel-dead-at-60

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Robert Schimmel was born on January 16th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schimmel

January 16th, 1950

16 +1+9+5+0 = 31 = his “secret” number = Controversial.  Provoking a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Stirring things up.

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September 4, 2010

In the Watergate scandal, he drew Richard M. Nixon nailing himself to a cross. He stood Dick Cheney at a vast graveyard of veterans, saying, “For seven years, we did everything to keep you safe.” And on the frieze over the Supreme Court, he etched the hallowed words: “Of the insurance co’s. By the insurance co’s. And for the insurance co’s.”

Paul Conrad, Cartoonist, Dies at 86

By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
Published: September 4, 2010

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In the Watergate scandal, he drew Richard M. Nixon nailing himself to a cross. He stood Dick Cheney at a vast graveyard of veterans, saying, “For seven years, we did everything to keep you safe.” And on the frieze over the Supreme Court, he etched the hallowed words: “Of the insurance co’s. By the insurance co’s. And for the insurance co’s.”

Huntington Library/Independent Television Service, via Associated Press

“No one’s ever accused me of being objective,” Paul Conrad said of his 60-year career.

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Paul Conrad’s rapier editorial cartoons in The Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post and other papers slashed presidents, skewered pomposity and exposed what he saw as deception and injustice for six decades. Subjects squirmed. Readers were outraged and delighted. And he won a host of awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes.

“No one’s ever accused me of being objective,” he liked to say of his take-no-prisoners career, which branched into sculpture, books and helium balloons. At the age of 86, Mr. Conrad, who lived in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., died at home early Saturday of natural causes, The Los Angeles Times quoted his son David as saying.

In the tradition of Thomas Nast, whose caricatures hounded a corrupt Boss Tweed from power in New York in the 19th century, and Herbert R. Block, the renowned Herblock of The Washington Post, Mr. Conrad captured complex issues and personalities in simple pen-and-ink drawings that touched the major political fights of his era.

Wars, elections, scandals, the legerdemain of politicians and the shenanigans of charlatans — all were grist for the Conrad Truth Machine, a moveable feast that began at The Denver Post in 1950, went to The Los Angeles Times in 1964, and after 1993 was syndicated in publications that had printed his work for decades. He won Pulitzers in 1964, 1971 and 1984.

“Conrad’s name strikes fear in the hearts of men all over the world,” the humorist Art Buchwald wrote, with echoes of the Shadow and Superman. “Where there is corruption, greed or hypocrisy, everyone says, ‘This is a job for Conrad.’ ”

He was a Democrat with liberal leanings and relished attacking Republicans. His Nixon was a sly, secretive scoundrel in need of a shave. He made the Nixon “enemies list,” and his taxes were audited four times, without changes. Ironically, he later secured the Nixon lecture chair at the president’s alma mater, Whittier College, in 1977-8.

In 1968, Mr. Conrad drew Gov. Ronald Reagan of California on his knees retrieving papers marked “law and order,” “patriotism,” and “individual liberty,” from under the feet of former Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, a presidential candidate. “Excuse me, Mr. Wallace,” he says, “you’re stepping on my lines.” As president, Mr. Reagan became Napoleon, “The War Powers Actor.”

But Mr. Conrad also took aim at Democrats. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey were cowboys riding a Dr. Strangelove bomb down on Vietnam in 1968. Years later, when Robert S. McNamara expressed regrets over the war, Mr. Conrad drew the former defense secretary at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington (beside the names of 58,000 dead) saying, “Sorry about that.”

In the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, Mr. Conrad rendered Jimmy Carter with a toothy grin of vacuity. He portrayed yuppies as rich brats, reporters as backward donkey riders and himself as a scruffy artist — a lanky drudge in shirt sleeves with a jutting chin, horn-rimmed glasses and thinning hair — who drew six cartoons a week, inspired by news.

“I decide who’s right and who’s wrong, and go from there,” he told Writer’s Digest.

Paul Francis Conrad and his twin brother, James, were born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on June 27, 1924, sons of Robert H. Conrad and Florence Lawler Conrad. Paul drew his first cartoon on the wall of a parochial school boys’ lavatory. After graduating from high school, he went to Alaska and worked in construction.

He joined the Army in 1942 and was in the invasions of Guam and Okinawa. In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Iowa. His grades were mediocre, but his cartoons for the college newspaper impressed teachers, who sent samples to The Denver Post. He was hired after graduation.

In 1953, he married Barbara Kay King. They had four children: David, James, Carol and Elizabeth. His wife, children and a granddaughter were listed by The Los Angeles Times as survivors.

With syndication, his popularity grew exponentially. Soon after his first Pulitzer, he joined The Los Angeles Times. He often focused on nonpolitical subjects. When Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, he conceived a mailbox awaiting the astronauts. A 1964 vision showed the moon looming larger in four rocket porthole panels, the last at the landing site, revealing a parking meter with an expiration flag: “Violation.”

In 1993, Mr. Conrad accepted a buyout and left The Times. But he continued to produce cartoons that were syndicated for years.

He drew Mr. Nixon and George W. Bush side by side, chubby pals in beanies, called “Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber.” After the 2008 election, he depicted Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the losing vice-presidential candidate, holding a smoking AK-47 in one hand and, in the other, the trunk of a dead G.O.P. elephant.

Much of his work was collected in books: “The King and Us” (1974), “Pro and Conrad” (1979), “Drawn and Quartered” (1985), “Conartist: 30 Years With The Los Angeles Times” (1993), and “Drawing the Line” (1999). A PBS documentary, “Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire,” was aired in 2006.

In the 1980s, he became a helium balloon enthusiast. He also sculptured bronze busts of presidents — George W. Bush is a 10-gallon hat atop a pair of cowboy boots with nothing in between — and other prominent Americans. Many have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

In 1991, he created “Chain Reaction,” a 26-foot mushroom cloud of chain links and concrete. It stands outside the Santa Monica Civic Center. “This is a statement of peace,” says the artist’s inscription. “May it never become an epitaph.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/us/politics/05conrad.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Paul Conrad was born on June 27th, 1924 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Conrad

June 27th, 1924

27 +1+9+2+4 = 43 = his  “secret” number = Entertainer.  Entertaining.  Lots of fun.

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Dannion Brinkley (born 1950) is an author who described two extensive near-death experiences in his 1994 book Saved by the Light.[1] Brinkley told his story to near-death researcher Raymond Moody shortly after it occurred,[2] but details of his account have been questioned by his doctor and various journalists. For example, although Moody said one of Brinkley’s afterlife visions of the future later came true, many other forecasts proved inaccurate.[2] Also, Brinkley’s claim that he served as a CIA sniper during the Vietnam War was challenged by writers who checked his military record.[3][4]

Brinkley is a U.S. Marine veteran and has done extensive volunteer work for hospices. He co-founded the Twilight Brigade, a nonprofit organization to recruit hospice volunteers for dying veterans.

Near-death experience

In Saved by the Light, Brinkley said he was struck by lightning on September 17, 1975, while using a telephone at home. He said he was clinically dead for 28 minutes, had a sheet over his head and was in the hospital morgue when he re-entered his body, blew on the sheet to be seen and was revived.[1]:64-65 However, a local newspaper article published right after the incident quoted Brinkley saying he was “out for a few minutes” until his wife revived him by pounding on his chest.[6] And Brinkley’s doctor told a British documentary crew that Brinkley’s story about being dead in the hospital morgue was “not true.”[7]

Brinkley described many characteristic details of a near-death experience (NDE) as well as certain unique ones. His account includes an out-of-body experience with extensive observations of physical surroundings, passing through a tunnel, meeting with a Being of Light, a high-speed and detailed life review, discussion of his life mission, and a strong reluctance to return. In addition, he described a flight to a place with a church-like structure and revelations regarding future events.

Saved by the Light was a New York Times and international bestseller.[8]

Visions of future events

Brinkley said he received visions of future events during his NDE. At least one was reported to Raymond Moody within 7 months, that there would be a breakdown of the Soviet Union in 1990 and subsequent food riots. Moody later said Brinkley’s forecast struck him as “silly and absurd” at the time but later proved accurate.[2] Brinkley’s visions also reportedly included the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, but there was no written account of these visions prior to his 1994 book. Brinkley forecast a 1995 nuclear accident in Norway and a pre-2000 economic collapse in the U.S. that never happened.[3] And, according to Moody, other prophetic visions Brinkley made after his first NDE never materialized the way Brinkley said they would.[2]

Skepticism of military service

In Saved by the Light, Brinkley said his actions as a CIA sniper in Laos during the Vietnam War were part of his NDE life review. Brinkley’s account of serving as a CIA sniper in Laos was challenged by the Los Angeles Times[3] and by the book Stolen Valor by B. G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley.[4] Both accounts said military records show that Brinkley never went overseas during the war, but was stationed in Georgia as a truck driver.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Brinkley said the government was covering up his CIA mission because it was classified. But the newspaper cited several sources, including former Marines involved in similar covert operations, who said Brinkley’s story was “full of holes” and that the supposedly classified files were all public.[3]

Hospice and veterans advocacy work

Brinkley is co-founder and Board Chairman of the Twilight Brigade (formerly called Compassion in Action), a non-profit international organization that supports bedside volunteers who provide companionship to those who are dying, especially veterans, during the last months of life.[5][9] Brinkley’s work with dying veterans and AIDS patients began in 1984 and he has logged many thousands of volunteer hospice hours. The Twilight Brigade now has offices in 16 states and over 5,000 volunteers, including a number of active duty military personnel and veterans.[5]:18

Veterans wonder if anyone will appreciate what they did. They were there for us when we needed them. We need to be there for them.
—Dannion Brinkley[5]:20

In 2001, the Twilight Brigade was nominated for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s Heart of Hospice Award.[8]

Brinkley is also the co-founder of Veterans Care Plus, a health care advocacy program for U.S. veterans and their families that provides access to low-cost prescription medications.[10] This program has been selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for its members.[11]

Books

  • Dannion Brinkley and Paul Perry, Saved by the Light: The true story of a man who died twice and the profound revelations he received. New York: Villard Books, 1994. ISBN 0679431764.
  • Dannion Brinkley and Paul Perry, At Peace in the Light: A man who died twice reveals amazing insights into life, death and its mysteries. Piatkus, 1995. ISBN 0749915811.
  • Dannion Brinkley and Kathryn Peters-Brinkley, The Secrets of the Light: Spiritual strategies to empower your life … here and in the hereafter. Heart Light Productions, 2004. ISBN 0963849026.

The first book was adapted for a 1995 FOX TV movie of the same name starring Eric Roberts, and debuted as one of the highest rated television movies in that network’s history. Since originally airing, it has been in regular circulation on the Lifetime television network.

from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dannion_Brinkley

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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

Dannion Brinkley

4            2 54 57

his primary challenge (DB) and how he appears to the world (DK) both = 42 = Everybody loves Dannion.

the most important thing he can do (DN) and what he must do/has to do (DE) both = 45 = Intensity.  Focus.  Concentration.  Dharana.  Depth.  Profound.  Toughness.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Hard working.  Effort.  Motivation.  Unflinching.  Empowerment.  Self-help.  Self-improvement.  Self-mastery.  Do-it-yourselfer.  Common sense.  Streetwise.  City.  Recharge.  Reenergize.  Regeneration.  Vegetarian.  Repair.  Mend.  Fix.  Premonitions.  Mysteries.  Secrets.  Unexplained.  Enigma.  Symbols.  Subtle.  Motive.  Probe.  Investigate.  Mystic.  Occult.  Magic.  Privacy.  Magnetic.  Attraction.  Scorpionic.  Powerful.  Force.  Magnitude.  Amplify.  Peak.  Maximum.  Extreme.  Ultra.  Surge.  Letting go.  Cleanse.  Purge.  Apologies.  I’m sorry.

 

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

 

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Soudarya-Ashwin

September 3, 2010     11:56 IST

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s second daughter Soundarya married her boyfriend Ashwin Ramkumar in a gala affair held in Chennai on Friday.

The rituals were performed at the city’s Rani Meyyammai and Raja Muttiah hall around 7 am and attended by over 500 guests, including top political leaders and film stars.

Ashwin arrived in style, dressed in panchakacham while Soundarya looked stunning in a red nine-yard sari. As the couple exchanged the sacred vows, the atmosphere became charged and Rajini got emotional while giving his daughter away.

With the superstar and his wife personally taking care of every detail, the wedding was every bit the big fat wedding it was speculated to be. Clad in a white shirt and dhoti, Rajinikanth was seen personally welcoming the guests.

Soundarya and Ashwin have been together for more than a year now. They are said to have met through common family friends. Rajinikanth and Ashwin’s father have known each other for years. His family is in the construction business.

The wedding was attended among others by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, MDMK leader Vaiko, filmmaker Mani Ratnam, Rajini’s mentor and director K. Balachander, actor Kamal Haasan, Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi, actor Sridevi and husband Boney Kapoor.

Actor Abhishek Bachchan and wife Aishwarya arrived for the lavish wedding reception in the evening, which had a guestlist of around 1,000 people.

Soundarya and Ashwin had hosted a party for close friends and relatives on Thursday.

from:  http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/111257/Cinema/rajinikanths-daughter-soundarya-weds-ashwin-ramkumar-.html

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Soundarya was born on September 20th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundarya_Rajinikanth

September 20th, 1983

9 + 20 +1+9+8+3 = 50 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Family life.  Ananda.  Bliss.  Joy.  Overjoyed.  Wonderful.  World peace.  Global.  Worldwide.  Planetary.  Planet.  Earth.  World.  Gaia.  Globe.  Continent.  Culture.  Society.  Population.  Civilization.  World family.  Everyone.  We.  The joys of family life.  We are family.  One big family.  We are the world.  We the people.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.  It’s a small world.  Think global, act local.  We are all.  We are many.  Natural surroundings.  Joy to the world.  Peace on Earth.

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August 30, 2010 5:27 PM

Comedian Robert Schimmel, perhaps best known for his work on “The Howard Stern Show,” was involved in a car accident in Arizona on Thursday and is currently in “very serious” condition.

Schimmel’s 19-year-old daughter was reportedly driving at the time and the comedian was in the passenger seat. Sources say the daughter swerved to avoid a collision in her driving lane and the automobile rolled over on to the side of the freeway.

According to TMZ, who first reported the accident, Schimmel’s daughter was hospitalized and is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. His 11-year-old son was also in the car; he was released without injuries the same day.

Schimmel is still in the hospital and in “very serious” condition, with his family at his bedside.

Schimmel has released a number of comedy albums. He is also a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000 and underwent chemotherapy. He wrote the book “Caner on $5 a Day (chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through The Toughest Journey of My Life” about his struggle with the disease

Comedian Robert Schimmel, perhaps best known for his work on “The Howard Stern Show,” was involved in a car accident in Arizona on Thrusday and is currently in “very serious” condition.

Schimmel’s 19-year-old daughter was reportedly driving at the time and the comedian was in the passenger seat. Sources say the daughter swerved to avoid a collision in her driving lane and the automobile rolled over on to the side of the freeway.

According to TMZ, who first reported the accident, Schimmel’s daughter was hospitalized and is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. His 11-year-old son was also in the car; he was released without injuries the same day.

Schimmel is still in the hospital and in “very serious” condition, with his family at his bedside.

Schimmel has released a number of comedy albums. He is also a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000 and underwent chemotherapy. He wrote the book “Caner on $5 a Day (chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through The Toughest Journey of My Life” about his struggle with the disease.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20015099-10391698.html

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Robert Schimmel waas born on January 16th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schimmel

January 16th, 1950

1 + 16 +1+9+5+0 = 32 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = American.

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January 16th, 1950

January 16th

1 +16 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = his personal year

20 year + 8 (August) = his personal month

28 month + 4 (4th of the month) = 32 = his personal day

When his number comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he’s here to live/experience.

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September 1, 2010

A New York City man who plunged 40 stories from the rooftop of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car.

Witnesses and police say 22-year-old Thomas Magill jumped from the high-rise at West 63rd Street on Tuesday. He landed in the backseat area of a Dodge Charger after crashing through the windshield.

He suffered broken legs. Police say he’s in critical condition.

The car’s owner, Guy McCormack, of Old Bridge, N.J., told the Daily News he’s convinced that rosary beads he kept inside the Dodge saved Magill’s life.

Police are investigating why Magill jumped from the building.

Magill isn’t the only New Yorker to survive a high-rise fall. Window washer Alcides Moreno fell 47 stories from the roof of a skyscraper in December 2007, and doctors expected him to walk again.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/01/national/main6825537.shtml?tag=pop

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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

Thomas Magill

286411 417933             49

his path of destiny = 49 = Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.

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Bob Arum

Sept. 3, 2010, 10:44PM

A search helicopter on Friday spotted the body of the son of boxing promoter Bob Arum on a Washington state mountainside, five days after he was reported missing, a national park spokeswoman said.

The body belonging to John Arum, an experienced mountain climber, was seen at about the 7,700-foot level of Storm King mountain, an 8,815-foot peak, North Cascades National Park Spokeswoman Kerry Olson said.

It wasn’t immediately possible to retrieve the body but it was clear to searchers in the helicopter that the 49-year-old Seattle environmental attorney was dead, Olson said. Those involved in the search said Arum likely died in a fall, she said.

The search for Arum began Monday after he failed to return from a weekend trip to climb the mountain, which is about 85 miles northeast of Seattle.

Family members have said Arum’s attempt at reaching the summit was part of his goal to climb the 100 highest peaks in the state.

About 20 people, some using trained search dogs, searched for him on Friday, along with four helicopters, two of them King County sheriff’s aircraft with heat-seeking equipment.

Earlier this week, Bob Arum left Los Angeles to join park rangers coordinating the effort. He had been on a three-city tour promoting the Nov. 13 fight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

from:  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7186294.html

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Searchers in the rugged North Cascades of Washington state have found a climbing backpack and a daypack belonging to the son of Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum, but are still looking for the missing climber.

John Arum, a 49-year-old environmental lawyer in Seattle and an experienced climber, was reported missing Monday after failing to return from a weekend trip to climb Storm King, an 8,515-foot peak about 85 miles northeast of Seattle.

North Cascades National Park spokeswoman Kerry Olson said Thursday a daypack was found at the 8,000-foot level Thursday during an aerial search. She said that on Wednesday a backpack was found by ground searchers about 900 feet below the summit on the mountain’s south side.

The daypack was found in an area that suggests it fell because the terrain is too difficult, Olson said. The backpack was along a climbing route, and “it looked as though it was placed there.”

She said gear needed for climbing was missing from the pack. Climbers often take only essential gear to lighten their load while attempting a summit.

Twelve searchers were aided Thursday by two helicopters that can detect body heat, she said. On Friday, search dogs will be deployed.

The search for Arum, believed to be by himself, was concentrating on the more difficult terrain on the mountain’s north side, Olson said. She said his apparent climbing route follows ridge lines from the south to the final approach on the north flank.

John Arum has been attempting to climb the 100 highest summits in Washington.

Family members told The Associated Press on Wednesday that rangers had found his campsite, but there were indications he had not been there since Saturday.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed,” said Bob Arum’s son-in-law, Todd duBoef.

Bob Arum learned Tuesday that his eldest son was missing while in Los Angeles, at the start of a three-city media tour to promote Manny Pacquiao’s next fight against Antonio Margarito. He left for Seattle that afternoon and connected with park rangers orchestrating the search.

DuBoef took over the rest of the media tour, with stops in New York on Wednesday and Dallas on Thursday. The fight is scheduled for Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Family members said that John Arum had 18 peaks remaining to reach his goal of climbing the 100 highest in Washington. Storm King is ranked No. 51.

from:  http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/Searchers-find-backpack-of-Bob-Arum-son-090210

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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

John Arum

1         3

 

what he must/must not do = JU = 13 =

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September 3, 2010Story photo: Kat Von D & Jesse James Go Public With Relationship

After much speculation, Kat Von D took her relationship with Sandra Bullock‘s ex, Jesse James, public on Thursday night.

“It’s pretty obvious that we’re dating,” Kat told Access Hollywood at the opening of her Wonderland gallery in West Hollywood.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Celebrity Cheaters (Allegedly)

According to the reality star, their relationship is in its beginning stages.

“It’s actually very new. Although, I’ve known Jesse for a long time, since I was 22-years-old,” she explained to Access. “We’ve been friends forever and this is definitely something that I think we weren’t expecting, and it’s been great.” 

Access pressed, asking if their relationship was more than just casual dating.

“Are you asking me if we are a couple? It is confirmed, yes,” Kat said.

Kat also talked to People about her new boyfriend, telling the mag, “Jesse is only my ninth boyfriend. I don’t hang out with anybody unless I am in love.”

When asked by People if Jesse is “The One,” she said, “I believe he is, so yeah.”

The heavily inked TLC star hopes the public’s fascination with their new relationship fades.

“I think that it’s just a shame that people are interested in something that’s not so important to them,” she told Access. “I think there’s a lot more positive things we could focus on and I urge everybody not to buy tabloids and watch TV, but that’s just me.”

Inside the celebration for the tattoo artist’s gallery opening, Access spotted Jesse meeting Kat’s dad for the first time. The new couple chatted and posed with other guests throughout the night, appearing very happy together.

Jesse finalized his divorce from Sandra in June after he admitted to being unfaithful.

from:  http://omg.yahoo.com/news/kat-von-d-jesse-james-go-public-with-relationship/46636?nc

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Kat Von D was born on March 8th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Von_D

March 8th, 1982

3 + 8 +1+9+8+2 = 31 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Competition.  Controversy.

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September 3, 2010 3:35 PM

Rachel Wade, the teenage girl who murdered her romantic rival, Sarah Ludemann, was sentenced Friday in a Florida courtroom to 27 years in prison. 

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Judge Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Joseph A. Bulone said that Wade had “caused a lot of pain” before handing down the sentence.

Wade, now 20, was found guilty of second-degree murder on July 23. The jury deliberated for less than three hours, before siding with prosecutors, who argued that Wade had murdered the 18-year-old Ludemann in April 2009 because the two were involved with same young man, Joshua Camacho.

The state maintained that Wade murdered her nemesis, then sat back as Ludemann was dying and asked Pinellas Park police officers for a cigarette.

Prosecutor Wesley Dicus described the stabbing as so violent that the knife blade was bent.

Wade’s attorney, Jay Hebert, maintained that his client acted in self defense,  saying that on the night of the murder, Ludemann and her friends were on their way to “jump” Wade. Months and months of vicious taunts and bickering came to a head, he explained, and it was Ludemann, not Wade, who started the fatal fight.

During his closing argument, Hebert told the jury, “Sarah was the aggressor. They couldn’t stop her. She went looking for Rachel that night.”

Wade and Ludemann were both dating the same young man in a twisted and drama-filled love triangle that lasted for months.

There had been numerous confrontations between the girls.

The most damning evidence from the trial was a collection of threatening voice mail messages from Rachel to Sarah.

Rachel is heard saying, “Please tell me Sarah why you would be a dumb-a** c**t and put a brand new picture of you and Josh at the beach on your MySpace. Seriously, I told you to watch your f***ing back and not to f***ing chill with him. I’m guaranteeing you that I’m going to f***ing murder you, I’m letting you know that now.”

The jury fell silent after the messages were played in court, and Rachel began crying.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20015585-504083.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

Sarah Ludemann

1       3

her primary  challenge = SL = 13 =

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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

Josh Camacho

1      3         6

 

his primary challenge = JC = 13 =

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = JO = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Expect the unexpected.

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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

Rachel Wade

913853 5145      44

her path of destiny = 44 = Chillin’.

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September 3, 2010 10:06 AM

Cammie King Conlon, the actress who is best known for playing the child of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in the classic film “Gone With The Wind,” has died. She was 76.

Conlon died of lung cancer on Wednesday morning at her home in Fort Bragg, Calif., her friend, Bruce Lewis, said. Her son, Matthew Ned Conlon was by her side.

 

At age 4, Conlon was cast to play the small, but pivotal role of Bonnie Blue Bluter in the1939 film. Her character’s death in a fall from a pony irrevocably damages Rhett and Scarlet’s tumultuous marriage. She earned $1,000 for her few scenes.

Conlon also voiced the young doe Faline in Walt Disney’s “Bambi” three years later. It would be her final film role. “I was washed up at 5,” she said in an interview last November with The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Lewis says she never stopped gamely reprising her Bonnie Blue days for “Gone With The Wine” enthusiasts. Last year, she self-published a book, “Bonnie Blue Butler: A Gone With The Wind Memoir.”

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20015521-10391698.html

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Cammie King was born on August 5th, 1934 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cammie_King

August 5th

8 + 5 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = her personal year (from August 5th, 2010 to August 4th, 2011) = Shocks.  From out of nowhere.  Unpredictable.

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Photo: Angry in America: A Day in the Life of Alex Jones: Radio Host and 'Conspiracy Theorist' Taps into Dark National Mood to Build Media Empire

September 2, 2010

To Alex Jones, the world is a very dark place.

“Good old Uncle Sam will stage attacks … that’s how they keep the slaves in line,” the libertarian radio host says during a rant on his show. “We have to wake up and face the fact that we have a criminal government.”

Jones, who sits at the helm of an independent media empire, is arguably the nation’s premiere purveyor of what could be called paranoia porn.

“World government means world tyranny run by a scientific dictatorship of control freaks that want to carry out forced population reduction,” he explained.

The criminal government is just one of many conspiracy theories Jones espouses — although he thinks that term belittles his reporting. He also believes that the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were an inside job, that President Barack Obama is an “unconstitutional criminal” and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) runs concentration camps.

“They [FEMA] have designation sports stadiums,” he said matter-of-factly, “They have designated fields, they have designated closed down prisoner of war camps for the American people during a civil uprising.”

You can count on Jones to push the envelope. Take his stance on the government poisoning the water. “I have all the other government documents where the government proposes — or government think tanks propose — poisoning the water to dumb down the population to make them more easy to manage,” Jones said.

People who monitor hate groups say they’re extremely worried about Jones’ growing influence. His six-day-a-week radio show and webcast reach an estimated one million people a day. On YouTube and elsewhere, Jones estimates 200 million people have seen his various documentaries, like “The Fall of the Republic,” “Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement” and “The Obama Deception.”

In 2002, Richard McAslin, allegedly a Jones listener, snuck into a men’s club in California that Jones has called, “a haven for the global elite,” carrying a rifle, a handgun, a cross-bow and a sword. Last summer, another Jones fan — a mother of three on Long Island, N.Y., named Nancy Genovese — was arrested for allegedly taking pictures of an Air National Guard base with firearms in her car. The charges were later dropped.

Jones’ critics say that by floating his highly-charged ideas at a time when the nation is already very angry and anxious, he’s upping the odds for unbalanced people to do stupid things.

“I’ve got to report the information I see and what I believe is happening,” he said. “I have a responsibility to put out.”

When asked if he’s worried about possibly-deranged people who listen to his show taking violent action, he went on the defensive.

“I knew when you guys called that this would be the crux of your interview and that’s fine because the government is going to stage more terror attacks like it did in 1995, like it did in 2001 and try to blame it on the American people,” he said.

Despite his mistrust of the so-called mainstream media, Jones agreed to let “Nightline” into his world for a day. He operates out of an office in Austin, Texas. The exact address is kept a secret because fans tend to show up uninvited.

Around the office, Jones says he doesn’t allow his dim view of human nature to color his personal relationships. He jokes a lot with his staff — a group of unfailingly polite, mostly young men — often just seconds after loudly proclaiming doom on the air.

He’s also ebullient about his wife and their three young children, who are allowed to watch the show, until the subject matter gets too sinister. His seven-year old son already knows the word propaganda.

“The most important thing is he knows everybody has an agenda, including myself,” Jones said.

Jones got his start with a local cable access show in the 1990s. He now has a huge fan base, which includes celebrities like Willie Nelson, Jessie Ventura, Charlie Sheen, even Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.

While he admits that some people may watch him purely for entertainment, he says the real reason for his recent growth is that the public increasingly mistrusts government. He does seem to have tapped into the dark national mood.

“This info was radical ten years ago. It isn’t radical now,” he said.

However, Jones sometimes seems to latch onto small pieces of information to prove his much larger, more sinister theories. During “Nightline’s” visit, he commented on an article on CNN.com:

“They recommend having a one-child policy in the US,” he said on the program, “So just hardcore draconian police state being proposed here in the US.”

I looked up the article, which was actually a fluffy, feature piece about a woman who wrote a semi-jokey book about having environmentally friendly sex. The only reference to a one-child policy was a sarcastic aside.

“It’s all sarcastic. They’re constantly supporting one-child policy. That’s what CNN’s pushing. And I have clips of CNN and FOX saying humans have too big a carbon footprint and we need to have a one-child policy.”

By the end of our time together, Jones was admitting to sometimes overstating his case about the entire government, and every corporation being corrupt.

“Certainly sometimes I do,” he says. “But overall I try to tell the facts as I see them.”

He says he actually hates his job and would love to stop his show if only the bankers would be put in the jail, the federal government made smaller, and all corrupt wars ended.

But he doesn’t see any of those things happening anytime soon. Until then, he says, it’s his duty to shake America out of its trance.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/alex-jones-day-life-libertarian-radio-host/story?id=10891854

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Alex Jones was born on February 11th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones_(radio_host)

February 11th, 1974

11 + 1+9+7+4 = 32 = his “secret” number = America.  Americans.  USA.  Mainstream.  Consensus.

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Jasper National Park, Alberta
30 August 2010     17:03 ET

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Thu Sep 2, 2010 11:05pm EDT

Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of the Olsen twins, is set to star in the indie drama “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”

She stars as a young woman who is living with her older sister after escaping a cult. Also among the cast are Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson and Brady Corbet. Sean Durkin wrote and will direct the BorderLine Films project.

Olsen, 21, recently wrapped shooting “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,” whose cast also includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Catherine Keener, Chase Crawford and Jane Fonda. As a tyke, she could be seen in a series of older sisters’ Mary-Kate and Ashley’s lucrative direct-to-DVD releases.

The casting development was first reported on the Wrap.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6820D520100903

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s last marquee movie roles were in 2004’s “New York Minute,” when they were 18 years old, but another Olsen will be arriving on the big screen soon. The twins’ younger sister Elizabeth Olsen has been cast in an independent drama called “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” according to The Wrap.

The film will also star John Hawkes (an Oscar contender for his work in the acclaimed “Winter’s Bone”), Sarah Paulson and Hugh Dancy. Director Sean Durkin has already started production in upstate New York on the movie, which follows the story of a young woman who escapes from a cult (run by Hawkes) and moves in with her older sister.

21-year-old Elizabeth broke into acting when she was just a toddler alongside her famous big sisters. From 1993 to 1996, when she was kindergarten-age, she appeared in a series of “The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley” films including “The Case of the Christmas Caper” and “The Case of the U.S. Space Camp Mission.” In 2005, she popped up in Natasha Bedingfield’s video for “I Bruise Easily,” and two years later, she starred in the band Carlotta’s music video for “The Queen.” Last year, she made a big impression on one of the U.K.’s biggest style magazines and was named Elle U.K.’s “New Fashion Crush.”

The younger Olsen sister is also currently filming “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,” a fish-out-of-water story about a buttoned-up lawyer who takes her teens to meet their groovy grandmother in Woodstock. Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Chace Crawford also star in the Bruce Beresford-directed film. Fonda blogged about the movie in July, gushing about her young co-star, who will play one of her grandchildren: “Lizzie Olsen … lives in NY and does theatre, although I think when her face is seen on the screen in this movie it’ll be hard for her to not do more films.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley also have an older brother, Trent – who also appeared in a handful of “The Adventure” films – and a pair of half-siblings, Taylor and Jake. While Ashley Olsen doesn’t appear to have any upcoming acting projects on the horizon, Mary-Kate is set to star in Daniel Barnz’s “Beastly” as well as Laurie Collyer’s “Story of a Girl” alongside Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.

from:  http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-mysterious-third-olsen-sister-headed-to-the-big-screen.html

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Elizabeth Olsen was born on February 16th, 1989 according to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0647634/board/nest/23925028

February 16th, 1989

16 +1+9+8+9 = 43 = her “secret” number = Entertainer.  Entertaining.  Lots of fun.

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February 16th, 1989

2 + 16 +1+9+8+9 = 45 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Intense.  Deep.  Hardcore.

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February 16th, 1989

February 16th

2 + 16 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = her personal year (from February 16th, 2010 to February 15th, 2011) = Stepping onto the world stage.

21 year + 8 (August) = 29 = her personal month (from August 16th, 2010 to September 15th, 2010) = Self-confidence.  Skills.  Talent.

29 month + 2 (2nd of the month on Thursday September 2nd, 2010) = 31 = her personal day = Competitive.

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September 2, 2010

A Wisconsin investigation has determined there was nothing mechanically wrong with a free fall ride when a 12-year-old Florida girl fell about 100-feet to the ground.

The state Department of Commerce report released Thursday indicates the operator at the top of the Terminal Velocity did not follow protocol when Teagan Marti fell July 30 at the Extreme World amusement park in the Wisconsin Dells.

The report says Marti was dropped before the cage in which she was riding reached the top and before a net was in proper position.

Thirty-three-year-old Charles Carnell was the dive master and was charged with one count of first-degree-reckless injury.

Marti was severely injured and may be paralyzed. She was transferred Wednesday to a Florida hospital. The ride remains closed.

from:  http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/sep/02/report-girls-fall-from-wisconsin-ride-was-operator/news-breaking/

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Aug 04, 2010 8:04 PM CDT

 A new Facebook page offers prayers and well-wishes for the injured 12-year-old girl from the Wisconsin Dells, Teagan Marti.

The Facebook page features dozens of other users posting quotes and messages of support.

Marti was injured after falling 100 feet from a ride in the Dells, when the operator failed to follow safety protocol.

You can visit Marti’s Facebook page by clicking here:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115263888526613&v=wall&ref=search

from:  http://www.wkow.com/global/story.asp?s=12928165

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Each letter of the name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letter of the name.

Teagan Marti

20 (T is the 20th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 26

So from ages zero to twenty-seven she has the number 26 going on.

26 = Popular.  In the news.  Spokesperson.  Poster child.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Rumors of a new romance for Jennifer Aniston started flying after she was spotted last night with Harry Morton, leaving the Sunset tower hotel where they had dinner. This doesn’t mean anything of course, but since we are talking about Jennifer Aniston anything is valid to start rumors!

Harry Morton is 29, so he is much younger than Aniston. But in any case, Morton doesn’t seem to be a candidate for dating.  He has a history of short romances and no long relationship that include names such as Lindsay Lohan and Hayden Panettiere.

Aniston on the other hand has been linked lately to an European banker (his name unknown) and even with ex John Mayer!

from:  http://toppayingideas.com/blog/2010/09/02/harry-morton-photo-dating-jennifer-aniston/

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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

 

Harry Morton

81997 469265         66

his path of destiny = 66 = Investments.  Managing money. 

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Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen_Aniston

February 11th, 1969

February 11th

2 + 11 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = her personal year (from February 11th, 2010 to February 10th, 2011) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Anything can happen.  Expect the  unexpected.

16 year + 8 (August) = 24 = her personal month (from August 11th, 2010 to September 10th, 2010)

24 month + 2 (2nd of the month on Thursday September 2nd, 2010) = 26 = her personal day = In the news.

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Michael Douglas: Radiation, Chemo 'Really Knocks You Out'

Wednesday September 01, 2010 08:00 AM EDT

Michael Douglas knows he has a tough road ahead – but he’s ready to face it.

“It’s a fight,” says the 65-year-old Oscar winner, who is undergoing a grueling course of radiation and chemotherapy to treat a tumor at the base of his tongue, and adds of his treatment: “It really knocks you out.”

Douglas reveals in this week’s PEOPLE cover story that he received the diagnosis of throat cancer in early August after suffering persistent throat and ear pain.

Douglas’s wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, says she has struggled with seeing her normally tireless husband slowed by the effects of his treatment.

“The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired,” Zeta-Jones tells PEOPLE. She says Douglas told their children Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7, the difficult news himself: “Daddy sat them down and told them he has cancer now.”

The diagnosis capped what Douglas, who is next starring in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, calls “a pretty intense year” that also saw his oldest son Cameron, 31, sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges.

But, says Zeta-Jones, “if there’s anything Michael has, it’s strength.”

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Michael Douglas was born on September 25th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_douglas

September 25th

9 + 25 +2+0+0+9 = 45 = his personal year (from September 25th, 2009 to September 24th, 2010) = Suffering in silence.  Feel sorry for.  That hurts.  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.  expectations > reality = disappointment

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Boats spray water on an oil and gas platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, on Thursday.

September 2, 2010

An off-shore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded early Thursday, igniting a raging fire and sending its crew of 13 scrambing into the water. A mile-long plume with a width of about 100 feet was reported by the rig’s owner, Mariner Energy of Houston. However, Coast Guard Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesau said its crews were unable to confirm any oil sheen.

An oil industry vessel that was nearby plucked the crewmembers out of the water and brought them to a nearby platform, Coast Guard Petty Officer Thomas Blue said. One of the workers may have suffered a minor injury, Blue said.

The crew had donned brightly colored survival gear known as “Gumby suits” that helped them float and made them more visible.

The explosion and rescue were reminiscent of the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which was triggered by a blowout from a newly drilled oil reservoir. The resulting oil spill lasted nearly three months and became the nation’s worst off-shore environmental disaster in history. Eleven workers died in that blast.

However, the platform was not a rig like the Deepwater Horizon. The platform was in water about 340 feet deep; the Deepwater Horizon rig had drilled in water about 5,000 feet deep. Platforms are usually brought in after wells are already drilled and sealed and are much more stable, said Andy Radford, an expert on offshore oil drilling.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Mariner officials told him there were seven active production wells on the platform, and they were shut down shortly after the fire broke out.

It was not clear whether Thursday’s explosion was the result of a blowout or the extent of any leaks of crude oil, Coast Guard Commander Cheri Ben-Iesau said. The fire was extinguished.

Mariner Energy’s website describes itself as “one of the leading independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Gulf of Mexico.”

The accident prompted almost immediate action from lawmakers in Washington. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has aggressively investigated the Deepwater Horizon spill, demanded that Mariner Energy brief the committee on what happened by Sept. 10. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., one of three lawmakers who signed the letter from the committee, issued a statement raising concerns about off-shore drilling.

“This explosion highlights the significant risks associated with offshore drilling, and that much is left to be done to keep America’s workers and waters safe from those risks,” Markey said.

In the Gulf region, meanwhile, local officials fretted that the latest accident would create pressure on the government not to lift the moratorium on deepwater drilling. Many local officials and businesses believe that the moratorium has hurt the local economy.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon was in a meeting with more than 100 city employees Thursday morning, explaining how the city’s finances had suffered under the earlier oil spill, when he got word of the rig explosion. He relayed the news to his staffers, who let out an audible groan.

“We all got a very sick feeling in our stomach as we heard this,” said Kennon, whose beaches and economy have been battered. “We were all sitting on edge.”

Kennon insisted that the latest incident shouldn’t prolong the moratorium. The regional economy has suffered enough since the moratorium was enacted, Kennon said. The moratorium on deepwater drilling is scheduled to expire Nov. 30.

The explosion was reported at 9:19 a.m. local time by another nearby rig. The blast occurred 92 miles south of Vermilion Bay, La., which is west of New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta. It is also about 200 miles west of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The rescue was aided by decent weather, and Coast Guard helicopters had been able to locate the workers relatively quickly, Ben-Iesau said. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats were dispatched to the site.

The situation appears to be very different than the one that hit BP, said Philip Weiss, an analyst at Argus Research. The rig was working in shallow water, and there are no signs yet of any spill. Still, he said offshore critics may still use it to argue against offshore drilling. Within minutes of the first reports of the explosion, that was happening.

“This is one other piece of evidence that demonstates the human and enviroment risks of our appetite for offshore oil,” said Susan Farady, director of the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law. She said there’s been more than 800 offshore explosions and fires in the Gulf since 2001 and 55 deaths.

Others say Mariner’s incident further underscores the need for the government’s six-month moratorium on deepwater exploration, which is due to lift by December, but which has shutdown deepwater exploration in the Gulf, and much of the shallow water operations, too, since April.

“It’s another reminder that drilling accidents happen all too frequently,” said Oceana senior campaign director Jacqueline Savitz.

Mariner’s safety record in the Gulf, based on federal fines, has been largely unnoteworthy. Last year, it was fined $55,000 for two incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, records from the former Minerals Management Service indicate. In one, it was fined $20,000 because a helicopter platform was taken out of service due to a fire. In another, it was fined $35,000 after an inspector cited it for lacking adequate contingency plans for an operation. 

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-09-02-oil-rig-explosion_N.htm?csp=34news

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using the the universal day September 2nd, 2010 yields:

September 2nd, 2010

9 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 14 = the life lesson for the Mariner Energy oil rig explosion near Vermillion Bay = Moderate [oil spill].

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Image: Bethany Storro

9/1/2010 3:33:30 PM ET

A 28-year-old Vancouver, Wash., woman who had acid thrown in her face has undergone surgery at a Portland hospital.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center spokeswoman Amber Shoebridge said Wednesday night that Bethany Storro’s surgery went well and she was resting.

Bethany Storro, of Vancouver, Wash., was getting something out of her car in downtown Vancouver when the attack happened Monday evening, her mother Nancy Neuwelt told The Oregonian.

Neuwelt said a young woman walked up to her daughter, said: “Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?” and tossed a cup of liquid in Storro’s face.

“I’m a nice girl and I don’t know why this happened,” Storro, 28, said Tuesday in her hospital room in the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, The Columbian newspaper reported.

Storro said the pain was the most excruciating she had ever experienced, her mother told The Columbian.

“It was burning through her shirt. She took off her shirt and she was trying to wipe her face,” Neuwelt said, according to the newspaper.

‘Felt like her heart stopped’
Storro “kind of remembers walking in circles,” Neuwelt added. “She felt like her heart stopped at one point.”

She collapsed, screaming for help, only to realize she was not being heard. She got back up and stumbled toward a group of people, The Oregonian reported.

“Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers,” Storro said in a written statement Tuesday, The Oregonian reported. “I appreciate all of the well wishes being sent my way. I do ask, if anyone should know the woman who assaulted me, please contact the Vancouver Police.”

Neuwelt said her daughter was wearing a pair of sunglasses she had bought shortly before the attack and that may have saved her eyesight. Still, Storro’s family said her face will take months to heal.

“It’s very bizarre, very random and very weird, and we don’t understand it,” Neuwelt told The Columbian, speaking by phone from her daughter’s bedside.

“She’s having a hard time,” she added. “It’s changed her life now and her emotions are all over the place.”

Recently moved to city
Neuwelt told The Columbian that her daughter had recently moved to Vancouver and was single with no children.

“She wanted to make a fresh start and this happened,” Neuwelt, a worship leader and administrative assistant at a local church, told the paper. “Bethany is a really great, fun, energetic and adorable girl, and she didn’t deserve this.”

“I am so disgusted with society right now!” Storro’s brother, Abraham Neuwelt of Seattle, said on his Facebook page, The Columbian reported.

“Yesterday my little sister got some form of acid thrown into her face while walking through downtown Vancouver, WA. She is currently in the hospital with severe burns and could face permanent damage. This incident was totally unprovoked and malicious in nature. If you believe in prayer, now is the time to ask for a full recovery and that the assailant be brought to justice!”

Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said doctors and authorities were trying to determine what kind of substance caused Storro’s facial burns.

Police said the assailant was described as a black woman between 25 and 35, who wore a green shirt and khaki shorts, The Columbian reported. She had medium-length black hair that was pulled back.

from:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38949288/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

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A 28-year-old Washington woman severely burned when a stranger threw an acid-like liquid in her face is listed in serious condition in a Portland, Ore., hospital’s burn center.

Nancy Neuwelt is the mother of the injured woman, Bethany Storro of Vancouver, Wash. Neuwelt tells The Oregonian her daughter was getting something out of her car in downtown Vancouver when the attack happened Monday evening.

Neuwelt says a young woman walked up to her daughter, said “Hey, pretty girl, do you want to drink this?” and tossed a cup of liquid in Storro’s face.

Neuwelt says her daughter bought a pair of sunglasses shortly before the attack, and that may have saved her eyesight. Still, Storro’s family says her face will take months to heal.

Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says doctors and authorities are trying to determine what kind of substance caused Storro’s facial burns.

from:  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/01/ap/strange/main6825468.shtml

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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

 

Bethany Storro

2               6  6

how she appears to the world and how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = BO = 26 = Appearance.  Image.  Good looks.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Face.  Hair.

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September 01, 2010 11:39 PM EDT

It used to be an honorary February holiday. But Laura Michelle Prestin gaining instant fame is the latest example of how the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition is now a daily occurrence rather than a savored celebration.

Prestin was named Sports Illustrated’s Lovely Lady of the Day on Wednesday, sparking an internet frenzy as people scrambled to learn more about the model. And there she was, among dozens of other swimsuit-clad women on the Sports Illustrated website, available at any moment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Swimsuit Edition used to arrive late in February in mailboxes around the country, teasing and tantalizing in hopes of spring. Subscribers would wait all year for the coveted cover, and the issue would fly off the newstands almost as fast as it could be stocked.

But the internet has provided 24 hour access, and Sports Illustrated is no fool. So what did the magazine place there? Bikini-clad women, at the click of your mouse. There are previews of the swimsuit edition, online-only photos from models in the magazine, and daily updates with beautiful women like Prestin. It’s the only logical step taken in a 24-hour news cycle.

But it took something away from the tradition of the swimsuit issue. The annual arrival is still anticipated, and thanks to remarkable photography and stunning models, the pictures don’t disappoint. But the fact that they are readily available any day of the week or year takes at least a little of the luster off what used to be the most anticipated issue of a sports magazine in the country every year.

So click on over to Sports Illustrated’s website to learn all you can about Laura Michelle Prestin. Just know that when you do, you’re not looking at your grandfather’s swimsuit edition anymore.

from:  http://sports.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978488789

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“Laura Michelle Prestin is a cover model known for her edgy photos and memorable body. Recently winning 1st place in the WBFF Diva Bikini Pro Division Championship in Quebec to earn her PRO CARD and ranking #2 in Canada by Inside Fitness Magazine’s Hot & Fit 100, her ‘Miss Prestin’ calendar was chosen as one of the 50 sexiest calendars of 2010 by COED Magazine alongside Kim Kardashian, Holly Madison, and Katie Price. Last year her 2009 ‘Miss Prestin’ Calendar was one of the top selling calendars in Canada.”

from:  http://toppayingideas.com/blog/2010/09/01/laura-michelle-prestin-photos/

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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

Laura Michelle Prestin

LMP

347

her true character = LM = 34 = Hot.  Steamy.

her primary challenge = LP = 37 = Heartfelt.

her salvation number = MP = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.

her primary need = L+M+P = 3+4+7 = 14 = Sexy.  Sex symbol.

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Laura Michelle Prestin was born on January 29th, 1985 according to http://www.buzztab.com/entertainment/laura-michelle-prestin-a-sex-bomb-model/

January 29th, 1985

29 +1+9+8+5 = 52 = her “secret” number = A hot piece of ass.

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January 29th, 1985

January 29th

1 + 29 +2+0+1+0 = 33 = her personal year (from January 29th, 2010 to January 28th, 2011) = Taking a stand.  Not backing down.

33 year + 8 (August) = 41 = her personal month (from August 29th, 2010 to September 28th, 2010) = Getting to know Laura Michelle Prestin.

41 month + 1 (1st of the month on Wednesday September 1st, 2010) = 42 = her personal day = Everybody loves Laura Michelle Prestin.

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Don’t be surprised if Laura Michelle Prestin pops up again October 5th, 2010.  That will be her:

33 year (from January 29th, 2010 to January 28th, 2011)

42 month (from September 29th, 2010 to October 28th, 2010) = Everybody loves Laura Michelle Prestin.

47 day (October 5th, 2010) = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.

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find out your own numerology at:

http://www.learnthenumbers.com/

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TI

September 2, 2010   7:21 am
Rapper T.I. and his wife were arrested late Wednesday on drug possession charges after sheriff’s deputies smelled marijuana coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop.Sheriff’s deputies pulled over the Atlanta-based rapper, Clifford Harris, 29, and his 36-year-old wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, about 10:30 p.m. at 9255 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.

“During the course of the traffic stop, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle,” L.A. County sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

“A narcotics investigation ensued,” during which T.I. and his wife “were found to be in possession of a controlled substance,” the statement read.

They were taken to the West Hollywood sheriff’s station and booked on drug possession charges.

Sheriff’s officials did not specify why the two had been pulled over and what specific drug they had.

T.I., a multiplatinum rapper with such hits as “Whatever You Like” and “Dead and Gone,” is on probation after serving seven months in prison on weapons charges. He was released earlier this year.

His album “King Uncaged” is set to release this fall.

Cottle, an R&B vocalist who sang in the group Xscape, has starred in the BET reality series “The Tiny & Toya Show.”

Harris and Cottle each posted $10,000 bail and have been released, sheriff’s officials said.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/09/rapper-ti-arrested-on-drug-charges-in-west-hollywood.html

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T.I. (Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) was born on September 25th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T_I

September 25th

9 + 25 +2+0+0+9 = 45 = his personal year (from September 25th, 2009 to September 24th, 2010) = 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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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

Clifford Joseph Harris

            1          8

 

his salvation/undoing number = JH = 18 = Drugs.

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Tameka “Tiny” Cottle was born on July 14th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tameka_Cottle

July 14th

7 + 14 +2+0+1+0 = 24 = her personal year (from July 14th, 2010 to July 13th, 2011) = The need for clean living.

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August 30, 2010

Don’t tread on Andy C. McDonel.

This year, Mr. McDonel began flying a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag on his roof in this unincorporated area just outside Phoenix. The historic banner — which dates to 1775, when it was hoisted aboard ships during the initial days of the Revolutionary War — has been adopted by the Tea Party movement. But Mr. McDonel said that he had unfurled the flag for its historical significance and nothing else.

He notes that the banner, the Gadsden flag, has been widely used over the years and was even featured on the cover of a rock album. “Am I a Metallica fan because I’m using the flag?” he asked.

This month, he received a letter from the homeowners’ association ordering him to remove “the debris” from his roof. It threatened fines if the debris (i.e., the flag) did not go within 10 days. But Mr. McDonel, 32, a logistics operation manager, has vowed to fight the order.

“It’s a patriotic gesture,” he said of his banner. “It’s a historic military flag. It represents the founding fathers. It shows this nation was born out of an idea.”

The Avalon Village Community Association, which sent the letter, takes a strict interpretation of the state statute that allows Arizonans the right to fly a variety of flags — the Stars and Stripes, the state flag, flags representing Indian nations as well as the official flags of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

The listing of acceptable flags stems from a dispute several years ago in nearby Chandler, Ariz., in which a woman with a son serving in Iraq was challenged by her homeowners’ association for flying the Marine Corps flag. State legislators intervened.

The Arizona law, says the homeowners’ association butting heads with Mr. McDonel, does not give residents authorization to fly anything else on their properties. That means no pennants bearing sports team logos, no Jolly Rogers, no rainbow banners celebrating gay pride and no historic flags showing a coiled rattlesnake baring its fangs.

As Javier B. Delgado, a lawyer for the homeowners’ association, put it in a statement on the association’s Web site:

“Should the Arizona Legislature expand the Community Association Flag Display Statute to include the Gadsden Flag, the Association will accommodate Mr. McDonel’s desire to display it. Bottom-line, anyone considering residing in a community association should carefully review the association’s governing documents beforehand to ensure that the community is a good fit for them.”

Mr. McDonel knows the rules well since, until July, he was a member of his homeowners’ association’s board of directors. He resigned in a dispute with the board’s president and shortly thereafter received his first debris notice. That one concerned a treadmill that he had left on his porch, which he admits was a violation of the rules. His second debris warning, which came weeks after that, concerned the flag, which had been up for about six months.

“If this is a grudge, it’s sad that the funds that the homeowners put into the association are being wasted on such a petty matter,” Mr. McDonel said.

Mr. Delgado, whose law firm represents thousands of homeowners’ associations, denies that any dispute among board members led to the citation of Mr. McDonel’s property. “There is still the potential for dialogue on both sides,” he said, indicating that no fines had yet been levied.

The homeowners’ association represents a community of tract homes in what had been a sprawling agricultural area.

A survey of Mr. McDonel’s neighbors after the dispute drew the attention of the local news media revealed more concern about the television trucks that have been parking in front of his property than the flag flapping on his roof.

After Mr. McDonel’s standoff was picked up by the media, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona jumped in on Mr. McDonel’s side, arguing that homeowners’ associations do not have the right to “hijack” the free speech rights of their members. The A.C.L.U. fired off a letter to the association on Monday that seeks a meeting with Mr. Delgado to resolve the matter without going as far as a lawsuit.

“We’re urging the homeowners’ association to adopt a less limited interpretation of the statute,” said Dan Pochoda, the legal director for the civil liberties group. “The Gadsden flag meets the spirit of the law. It’s a historic military flag. Many consider it the original American flag, before the Stars and Stripes.”

As for the political significance that the flag has taken on in this election season, Mr. Pochoda was uninterested, saying that Mr. McDonel’s motivation for flying the flag was irrelevant to the dispute. “We didn’t ask him,” Mr. Pochoda said.

As the flag becomes more popular — it was on prominent display on the Washington Mall last weekend during a rally organized by the conservative commentator Glenn Beck — more such disputes are expected. Already, a Colorado homeowner flying the same flag is locked in a standoff with his homeowners’ association. And in Connecticut, a group of retired Marines is challenging the Capitol Police’s decision blocking the Gadsden flag from being flown over the State Capitol.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/us/politics/31flag.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

Andy McDonel

1547 4346553           47

the path of destiny for Andy McDonel = 47 = Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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September 1, 2010 – 01:24 pm

According to Montgomery County police, a makeshift bomb was discovered inside the Discovery Communications Building, ABC 7 reports. It consisted of two small propane canisters similar to those used for camping. It was wrapped with piping that contained shot gun pellets. If it had gone off, it would have acted similar to a grenade, sending out shrapnel.

Police also say that suspect James J. Lee fired his gun when he entered the lobby Wednesday. An overnight sweep of the building produced a number of items that were disrupted by the bomb squad, including two backpacks and two boxes. Lee was also seen during the standoff with what appeared to be a remote with an antenna in his hand, which concerned emergency responders. Lee also had on him batteries and two ski masks.

Around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, the tactical unit that was outside the lobby heard what they believed to be a gun shot or some type of explosive, in addition to seeing Lee waving the gun and appearing to threaten a hostage. At that point they made the decision to go in and a member of the tactical entry team shot and killed Lee.

ORIGINAL STORY, SEPT. 1:

Corrections: An original version of this story said Lee had violated a stay-away order by returning yesterday; in fact, the stay-away order had expired. Also, police did not detonate the bombs last night. They “disrupted” them with quick blasts of water.

Employees of Discovery Communications hadn’t heard much from James J. Lee in the last two years. For a brief spell in early 2008, Lee was a fixture outside the company’s Silver Spring headquarters, leading a bizarre protest aimed at forcing the television giant to alter its programming. When his week-long spectacle ended in an arrest for disorderly conduct, Lee headed to a courthouse in Montgomery County as his own lawyer and quietly slipped out of the company’s consciousness.

When the 43-year-old finally returned today around 1 p.m., Lee came with a gun in his hand, a possible explosive device strapped to his body, and a list of demands that made sense only to himself. He walked into the company’s lobby brandishing his gun, starting a four-hour standoff full of fear and negotiations, with co-workers and loved ones hanging desperately on every update from police.

Lee never moved beyond the company’s lobby. He immediately took three people hostage — two of them Discovery Channel staffers, the third a security guard. Once it became clear something was amiss, the 1,900 employees either hunkered down in their offices or headed to the building’s side exits and out into the streets.

The building went into lockdown, the Montgomery County police arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area, and Discovery managers sent out an e-mail: “URGENT: Employees Should Go Home – Don’t Return to 1DP Until Further Notice. Employees at 1DP should go home for the remainder of the day. No employee should return to 1DP for any reason.” The roughly 100 children at Discovery Kids Place, the company’s day care center, were ushered by their teachers to a nearby McDonald’s.

Discovery staffers texted and e-mailed one another in a flurry of confusion. The situation was shocking and bizarre. There are plenty of government buildings around Washington to attract angry extremists, but who could hold a potentially violent grudge against Discovery?

“It took all of us by surprise,” says one employee, who was set to work at the office that evening. (Employees were instructed not to talk the press, which explains why staffers quoted in this story requested anonymity.) The company, she says, is quite good about keeping employees abreast of any controversy or demonstrations—-like earlier this year, when some people protested against Discovery’s plans for a reality show featuring Sarah Palin. There’d been nothing of the sort in recent weeks.

But the situation made a little more sense when the press aired a loose description of the perpetrator. “When I came in to talk to one of my supervisors, we had the TV on,” says another employee who works in a separate building. “There was a crawl at the bottom of the screen saying the suspect had been identified as an Asian male. We said, ‘That’s got to be the guy who was protesting a couple of years ago.’ And an hour or so later they confirmed it.” The employee says he hadn’t seen or thought of Lee in more than two years.

Lee had launched his one-man protest in 2008 because he believed the Discovery Channel wasn’t doing enough to save Earth. In January of that year, he went on an Internet discussion board and posted his plans for a “Save the Planet” protest outside company headquarters.

“The time for pussy-footing around the subject is done,” he wrote. “It’s time to protest [Discovery] until they start changing their stupid message. They ARE glorifying the damned fishermen who are overfishing the planet and I would think that you would see that for yourself instead of defending them. These people are harmful to the planet. Them and their glorifying of civilization and it’s machinery. All they are intested [sic] in is SELLING stuff.” Judging from his postings and MySpace page, Lee also harbored a strange infatuation with Daniel Quinn, the author of the novel Ishmael, and believed the Discovery Channel’s programming encouraged too much human procreation.

“His whole stance was that Discovery needed to be more action and less talk as far as conservation and wildlife go,” says an employee who witnessed the protests. “He felt Discovery was talking about this stuff and not doing anything. And he felt that [some shows] promoted populating the planet when there’s already too many people.” The employee says Lee had also been calling and e-mailing Discovery with pitches for shows. “They were rejected, as far as I know.”

Lee spent thousands of dollars advertising his protest in local papers like Washington Post Co.’s straphanger staple Express. Unable to find mainstream environmentalists to partner with, he apparently paid homeless people to join him. The protest devolved into a mob scene when Lee started throwing money in the air as part of a contest giveaway; a man who’d won $1,000 in $1 bills was beaten at a bus stop for the money. When he was arrested, Lee had about $21,000 in a duffel bag.

He spent two weeks in jail and was examined by psychiatrists, according to a report in the Gazette at the time. In his court hearing, Lee argued that he wasn’t responsible for the assault and that his First Amendment rights had been violated. He said he’d raised the money by selling property he’d inherited in Hawaii, and records indicate that he once lived in Maui County. He was found guilty of disorderly conduct and ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from the Discovery building.

It’s unclear whether Lee had violated that order at any point during the two years it was in effect. Court documents confirm Lee’s probation ended on Aug. 18, 2010. At the time he stormed the building, his website contained a number of demands: He ordered that Discovery air programs based specifically on Quinn’s Ishmael; that the channel stop encouraging human birth through their programming; and that they find solutions to stopping immigration. Some of the elements on his website — particularly the screeds against overpopulation — were not a major part of his earlier protest platform in 2008, perhaps suggesting that his beliefs had become even more eccentric in the last two years.

Trained hostage negotiators were talking with Lee throughout the afternoon, apparently making little progress in resolving the situation. Employees at a separate building were locked down and unable to evacuate until around 4:30, when a supervisor sent out a tense email that read, “The police are going to allow pedestrians and vehicles to leave from 4:30 to 4:45 ONLY. All pedestrians should gather at the loading dock and wait for directions from the police escort. If you have a vehicle and you are on the parking lot – go to your vehicle immediately and wait for further directions. Do NOT move, just sit in your car and be ready to exit….We only have fifteen minutes to get everyone out of here…. This isn’t going to be easy.”

Police were observing Lee on the building’s closed-circuit camera system, and tactical officers had surrounded the building and could hear what Lee was saying. Around 4:48 p.m., police thought they saw Lee pointing his gun at one of the hostages. They decided to move in.

As police stormed the lobby, the hostages ran out. Lee was shot and killed. All three hostages emerged relatively unharmed, with two of the three declining to be examined by emergency responders. One of them was identified as Christopher Wood, a former marketing manager at the Washington Blade. Another was Discovery employee Jim McNulty.

In addition to bringing a handgun, Lee had apparently strapped explosives to his body and carried two boxes and two backpacks with him, according to Montgomery County police chief Tom Manger. As of 10:30 p.m., police had disrupted a device and were still working at the scene.

UPDATE SEPT. 1, 10:19 PM: Officials have confirmed the three pops heard about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday were EOD personnel disrupting the gunman’s “devices.”

UPDATE 9:47 PM:  ABC 7’s Brad Bell reports hearing three booms in the area of the Discovery Communications headquarters. The source of the booms could not immediately be confirmed, but would be consistent with explosive ordinance disposal team’s practice of ‘disrupting’ or neutralizing potentially explosive devices.

UPDATE 7:27 PM: The Washington Blade, citing multiple sources, reports one of its former staffers, Christopher Wood, was one of the hostages at the Discovery Channel.

“Christopher Wood, a former Blade marketing manager, was freed after
police shot and killed the suspect,” the Blade wrote.

UPDATE 6:44 PM:  A woman who said she was acting as a family spokesman but declined to give her name confirmed that Jim McNulty, a Discovery employee, was among the three hostages.

“The only comment I can give you would be that Jim, who was (a) hostage, was able to talk to his wife briefly and confirm that he is OK,” she said.

TBD and ABC 7 News are working on getting an interview with McNulty. Check back for updates.

UPDATE 6:06 PM: A man who wanted the Discovery Channel to discourage human beings from reproducing walked into the company’s Silver Spring headquarters on Wednesday, reportedly fired a shot, and took three people hostage, Montgomery County police and sources said.

Four hours later, the gunman — identified by law enforcement sources as James Jay Lee — was dead, shot by a police tactical officer, according to Montgomery County police Chief Tom Manger.

During the four-hour standoff, as trained negotiators spoke with Lee, Montgomery County police tactical officers moved into position around the building. They were able to watch the gunman and listen to what he was saying, Manger said.

“At one point, the suspect, it was reported that he pulled out the handgun that he came in with, and pointed it at one of the hostages,” Manger said. “It’s unconfirmed now whether he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, our tactical units moved in. They shot the suspect. The suspect is deceased.”

Manger added that, “The hostages were all able to safely get out of the building.”

One hostage was a security guard; the other two were Discovery employees, Manger said. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Richie Bowers said all three hostages were being evaluated, but non appeared to be hurt.

Manger said the suspect had strapped what appeared to be explosive devices to his body, and also brought two boxes and two backpacks with him. Police suspected the objects may contain explosive devices, and were still working to safely remove them.

Law enforcement sources identified the gunman as James Jay Lee, 43, a frequent protester outside Discovery Channel.

“He obviously had a number of issues with Discovery,” Manger said.

David Leavy, Discovery’s executive vice president for corporate affairs, added: “We are familiar with this gentleman. He has protested here in the past.”

Leavy said: “All employees are accounted for” and “we executed our emergency evacuation plan flawlessly. We’re very thankful for that.”

UPDATE 5:39: Sources are reporting that police have killed a gunman who stormed into the Discovery Channel headquarters in downtown Silver Spring this afternoon and took three hostages. 

Police say the hostages are safe. The gunman was earlier identified as James Jay Lee, a longtime Discovery Channel protester. 

UPDATE 5:34: ABC 7 News is confirming the suspect, James Jay Lee, is dead.  

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. NBC News is reporting the suspect is dead. 

UPDATE 5:00 PM: Police shot the suspect. His condition is not known. The three hostages are safe. 

Officers shot the suspect at 4:48 p.m., Chief Tom Manger said. The gunman’s condition was not immediately known. He hasn’t been removed from the building. 

Manger said the gunman had a device or devices strapped to his body, and the “device appeared to go off,” Manger said. 

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REVIEW 4:33: Police are negotiating with a suspected gunman who police say is holding “a small number of hostages” in the Discovery Channel headquarters building in downtown Silver Spring. 

They have identified the gunman as longtime Discovery Channel protester James Jay Lee, who was arrested in 2008. 

Lee apparently opened fire in the lobby, said “Nobody is going anywhere.” 

Watch continuing coverage of the story on TBD TV

UPDATE 4:03: MoCo police are having a briefing, and said little except that they will have another update by 5 p.m. Police said some details “may affect how we’re treating this situation.” 

UPDATE 3:41 P.M.: The St. Michael School at 824 Wayne Avenue has been placed on lockdown, ABC 7 News has confirmed. 

MoCo POLICE UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: Montgomery County police chief Tom Manger said negotiations with the gunman are ongoing, and that there are a “small number of hostages” but an exact number had not been established. Manger said there had been no reports of injuries as of yet. 

He also declined to say whether the gunman had made any demands. 

“I’m not going to discuss the nature of our conservations with him,” Manger said. 

As for reports that the gunman may have a bomb, Manger said, “We’re going with the assumption they could be explosive devices.” 

Manger declined to identify the gunman publicly, saying police would have to meet with him face to face first. Sources have identified him as James Jay Lee. 

Capt. Paul Starks said police would have another update before 4 p.m. 

UPDATES ON SUSPECT: Lee was arrested outside the Discovery Channel headquarters on Feb. 21, 2008. The arrest was captured in a story by ABC 7 News. During his arrest, Lee listed a homeless shelter in Silver Spring as his address. A case manager at the shelter told TBD on Wednesday that they did not have a James Lee on file, but added that many people list them as an address. 

UPDATE 2:52: Justice Department correspondent for NBC News, Pete Williams, confirms names of suspect as James Jay Lee, a longtime protester of Discovery. ABC News is also confirming. Here’s an old DCist post on Lee.
 

UPDATE 2:33 p.m. This was an e-mail sent to Discovery employees 

Subject: URGENT: Employees Should Go Home – Don’t Return to 1DP Until Further Notice Employees at 1DP should go home for the remainder of the day. No employee should return to 1DP for any reason. Employees with cars at 1DP should not return to the office, but instead use an alternate mode of transportation. 

The children from Discovery Kids Place are safe and with their teachers at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Colesville and Second Aves. Parents should meet their children there and go home for the remainder of the day. 

UPDATE 2:25 All workers in building were evacuated. Many told to go home though they left personal items in the building.  

UPDATE 2:21: Police are saying there is at least one hostage. 

UPDATE 2:15 p.m. Angela Gates, a Metro spokeswoman, said the Silver Spring Metro station remains open, though the south entrance is closed. Buses that service the Silver Spring Transit Center are being detoured around closed streets, she said. Colesville Road is blocked off. 

UPDATE: 2:02 p.m.: The Discovery Channel day care has been evacuated to the nearby McDonald’s. The day care had about 100 kids. They are reported to be safe. 

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m.: According to Cpl. Dan Friz, a Montgomery County police spokesman, a tactical team is trying to get in touch with the gunman, who is being monitored on closed circuit TV. 

The “tactical team has put together a plan for dealing with this individual,” Friz told ABC 7 News. 

Friz was unable to confirm reports that multiple shots have been fired, but he said no shots had been fired by police as of 1:40 p.m. 

Police were initially dispatched to the building for the report of shots fired at about 1 p.m. Police are reporting the suspect is an Asian male. 

“Some sort of device on him that may be explosive in nature…” Friz said. 

ORIGINAL 

Montgomery County police have confirmed the Discovery Communications headquarters on Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring has been evacuated after the report of a man possibly with explosives inside the building. 

A man entered the lobby and may have fired a weapon and declared, “Nobody is going anywhere,” Montgomery County police said. 

In a phone interview on ABC 7 News and TBD TV, Discovery Communication employee Lisa Lucas said the building is in lockdown, with an unknown number of employees sheltering in offices. Police have established a cordon around the building.

She said that about 1:20 p.m., “we heard, Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.”

Police have not confirmed that multiple shots were fired.

Montgomery County police say the SWAT on scene; and the Emergency Response Team is en route.

The suspect is an Asian male, police said.

ABC 7 News has crews en route the scene.from:  http://tbd.ly/9keIs8

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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 Jay Lee

1         1    3

 

his primary challenge and his salvation/undoing number both = JL = 13 =

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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 Lee

11451 355         25

the path of destiny for James Lee = 25 = Activist.

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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 J. Lee

11451 1 355         26

the path of destiny for James J. Lee = 26 = In the news.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus collapsed at the United States Open while trailing Gisela Dulko of Argentina, 5-1, in the first set. She was taken off the court in a wheelchair.Victoria Azarenka at the 2009 US Open 01.jpg

September 1, 2010, 12:31 pm

3:24 p.m. | Updated
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus collapsed in her second-round match at the United States Open on Wednesday, barely a half-hour into her match against Gisela Dulko of Argentina. She was taken to a local hospital, the United States Tennis Association said, after being taken off the court in a wheelchair. Tournament referee Brian Earley said no further details on her condition were available, but said, “We can say that this does not seem to be primarily a heat-related illness.”

Azarenka, the No. 10 seed, was visibly struggling as the match got underway, an early hint that her troubles did not stem from the heat. The tournament heat rules were in effect because the temperatures topped 90, but the match had hardly progressed when Azarenka showed signs of illness.

Playing listlessly and trailing, 0-4, Azarenka threw the ball up for a serve and missed it entirely. She actually won that game, but during the next changeover, she slumped forward over her legs in the chair. Trailing, 1-5, she hit a backhand return to Dulko, then turned toward the center of the court and slumped to the ground. Trainers ran to her aid and she was taken off the court immediately.

Azarenka, 21, also struggled during the 2009 Australian Open, which was also played in hot conditions. She retired in a fourth-round match against Serena Williams after she vomited during the match. Azarenka said was told it was a virus, but it was widely reported as heat-related. Azarenka, though, is no stranger to heat. She lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.

from:  http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/victoria-azarenka-collapses-during-match/

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Up went her service toss at the United States Open, and Victoria Azarenka, already wobbly on her feet and down, 0-4, took a swing and missed completely, the ball bouncing off her back before landing on the steamy surface of the Grandstand Court.

It was the clearest sign yet that something was seriously amiss with Azarenka, the big-hitting No. 10 seed from Belarus, and though she somehow managed to hold her serve and play on, she collapsed on the court in the seventh game after staggering to hit a backhand.

A trainer quickly reached her as she lay on her side, and other medical personnel soon followed along with Azarenka’s opponent in this second-round match, Gisela Dulko of Argentina, who crossed to Azarenka’s side of the court to offer assistance.

Azarenka was eventually helped into a wheelchair and transported off the court, and Dulko was left with a bittersweet victory because of Azarenka’s retirement.

“It’s a strange, bad feeling,” Dulko said. “In one way, it’s great to get to the third round. In another way, it was not a nice way to win. I really hope she’s O.K. because it looked ugly out there.”

Though this has been one of the hottest first weeks at the United States Open in memory — with temperatures soaring above 90 degrees on Monday, Tuesday and again on Wednesday — it was unclear whether Azarenka’s problem was related to the heat.

The match lasted only 30 minutes, and she looked out of sorts in the very early going. She was clearly dizzy long before she collapsed and, after holding serve to trail, 1-4, she leaned forward on her chair on the changeover and remained hunched over before returning slowly to the court.

“Of course, I saw she was taking a lot of time to serve, and a lot of time between points, so I knew she was in some trouble,” said Dulko, who said she was frightened when she saw Azarenka fall.

At the 2009 Australian Open, Azarenka retired in similar circumstances, although in cooler conditions, from her fourth-round match with Serena Williams. Azarenka won the first set against Williams but took a medical timeout and left the arena in the second set. She ended up disoriented and in tears before retiring and being helped from the court by two trainers.

After being treated on Wednesday, she was transported out of the medical area at the Grandstand on a gurney and down a corridor filled with fans, with a security guard saying, “No pictures.”

United States Open officials did not immediately confirm the reasons for Azarenka’s retirement, although they did confirm she had been taken to a local hospital. But in light of the heat wave in New York, which is not expected to break until Friday, the veteran coach Sven Groeneveld said he expected that Azarenka’s retirement would not be the last.

“I think we’re going to see more of it,” he said. “It’s a cumulative effect. The players need to be more careful.”

“They’ve already had four to five weeks of tennis over here in tough conditions,” Groeneveld added. “Now getting here with several days in a row of heat. Get ready for some more damage.”

Still, there was only one retirement in Tuesday’s singles matches, although many players, including No. 3 men’s seed Novak Djokovic, were clearly laboring in the conditions. Djokovic, who has a history of struggling in the heat, prevailed against his fellow Serb Viktor Troicki in five sets on Arthur Ashe Stadium, where on-court temperatures approached 110 degrees.

“It was just very hot, it’s the same for everybody,” Djokovic said. “That’s all basically I can say. The heat issues is something that, you know, it’s just there. You cannot affect it. The weather is weather. You just have to try to be patient and wait for the shadows, like I did.”

But there was not yet any shade on the court when Djokovic saved two break points to avoid going down, 0-3, in the fourth set. (He was down, two sets to one.)

“Look, I’ve been in those situations before, played a lot of long matches in very difficult conditions, feeling very exhausted,” Djokovic said. “You kind of start panicking a little bit when you don’t feel great physically. Then your opponent takes the advantage, and it’s not easy. Definitely those moments are very challenging for an athlete, but I overcame it once again and this is what matters most to me.”

As sultry as it has been in New York, this tournament has still not arrived at the extremes sometimes experienced at the Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam event. That tournament is the endurance test long associated with Ivan Lendl’s legionnaire’s cap, the place where on-court temperatures in some matches have soared above 140 degrees; the place where Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati once staggered through an oven-roasted 2002 women’s final, ultimately won by Capriati after both women ending up lying side by side packed in ice in the training room during a mandatory heat break.

“Well, it’s pretty similar here, but I think Australia maybe can be hotter,” Dulko said. “But you know, we’ve been playing in Cincinnati before this and it was hot as well. I think we are all used to playing in these conditions once in a while during the year. Obviously it’s tough. It’s not the perfect conditions to play tennis, but you have to get used to it.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/sports/tennis/02collapse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Victoria Azarenka was born on July 31st, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Azarenka

July 31st

7 + 31 +2+0+1+0 = 41 = her personal year (from July 31st, 2010 to July 30th, 2011) = It looked ugly.

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September 1, 2010; 10:24 AM ET

I’ve always been sort of lukewarm about including Virginia Tech in the D.C. Sports Bog. Fine for The Washington Post, if reader interest demands it, but slightly odd for a blog with “D.C.” in its name.

But Virginia Tech’s opener is at FedEx Field, and it’s the biggest sporting event in town over the next week, and I do love uniform stories, so here you go. The Hokies are going black for their opener. Quoting from the school’s official athletic site:

For the first time in more than 100 years, the Virginia Tech Hokies will wear black when they suit up in the Nike Pro Combat System of Dress for Monday night’s game against Boise State at FedExField.

The uniform colors mark a departure from the school’s distinctive maroon and orange combination, but it is not without precedent. The black uniforms reference the cadet gray-and-black colors worn by Virginia Tech’s original football team. The uniform color scheme draws inspiration from the school’s large Corps of Cadets – integral to Virginia Tech’s unique football culture – and is being worn in their honor.

Evidently the uniforms are supposed to also pay homage to the school’s “commitment to scientific inquiry,” including a “technology-inspired pattern” and a “circuit-board pattern” on the shoulders and footwear.

from:  http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/09/virginia_techs_black_fedex_fie.html

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using September 1st, 2010 as the “birthdate” for Virginia Tech’s black FedEx Field uniforms (Nike Pro Combat System of Dress) yields:

September 1st, 2010

9 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 13 = the life lesson for Virginia Tech’s black FedEx Field uniforms (Nike Pro Combat System of Dress) = Transformation.  Metamorphosis.  Evolution.  Evolving.  Changing.  Flux.  Adapting.  Unfolding.  Development.  Advances.  Transition.  Things change.  Out with the old and in with the new.  If nothing changes, then nothing changes.  Time marches on.  Major changes. 

 

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Shannon

September 1, 2010

Shannon James is best known for her provocative Playboy pictures and her seducing poses. She has recently been awarded the playmate title and that means that she is the top girl in the business at the moment. She is just 18 years old and she has already made a huge name for herself.

However, it is not her looks that have brought her to the attention of thousands of sports fans. Recent news about Shannon James is that she actually got into a fight and assaulted the opponent. The more shocking news is that the person she got into the fight with was a man. Not only that, even more shocking news is that she assaulted the man with a baseball bat.

This news is making a lot of waves at the moment and people are wondering how a slender figured girl could do something like this. Well it isn’t something to be ashamed of in fact it is something to be proud of.
The details of the fight haven’t surfaced yet but if the fault was that of the man then bravo Shannon James. The students of the university to which Shannon James goes say that she has brought shame to the university; however, they should be proud if the fault was of the guy. The situation could be the opposite that she attacked the man without any definite reason and that would really suck because then reputation of Shannon James really might be at stake. Let’s wait and find out.

from:  http://www.infocuts.com/story/article-006691

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Shannon James was born on February 5th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_James

February 5th, 1987

2 + 5 +1+9+8+7 = 32 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Fighter.  Fighting.  Fights.

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