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PHOTO: Melanie Costantini and Anthony Stiger

November 30, 2011

A judge ruled Wednesday that a couple charged with killing a neighbor whose body was found outside in a box will be jailed without bond until an evidentiary hearing.

Anthony Stiger and Melanie Costantini, both 20, said nothing Wednesday during their appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court, where a judge accepted not guilty pleas on their behalf.

They were arrested Nov. 14 in Southern California after the body of 58-year-old Harold Myles Shilberg was found Nov. 9 outside an apartment building on East Fremont Street in Las Vegas. His body had multiple cuts.

Authorities said a bloody saw and clothing were found in the apartment of the suspects.

The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 19 on felony murder and conspiracy charges that could carry the death penalty if they are convicted.

Prosecutor Pam Weckerly said outside court that a decision had not been made about whether the Clark County district attorney would seek the death penalty.

Public defenders Dan Silverstein, representing Stiger, and David Schieck, representing Costantini, declined comment about the case.

Police said the couple was videotaped at a rental store in Las Vegas buying a garment-sized box like the one in which Shilberg was found.

Stiger claimed self-defense in a jailhouse interview with ABC affiliate KTNV-TV in Las Vegas (http://bit.ly/uHAKVc ).

Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Wednesday that Stiger declined an interview request by The Associated Press.

He told KTNV he and Costantini are married and have a 2-year-old daughter, they moved from Houston to Las Vegas in August, and he worked as a maintenance man for Shilberg at the apartment complex in a transient neighborhood a few blocks east of downtown Las Vegas.

Stiger said he and Shilberg argued about needed repairs at the complex, and that Stiger approached him with an electric saw.

The two men fought in the bathroom of Stiger’s apartment, according to Stiger, before Shilberg’s neck was sliced by the saw. Shilberg died in the bathtub, Stiger said.

Stiger told KTNV that someone else moved Shilberg’s body, and that he and Costantini went to the Los Angeles area to drop off their daughter with his mother.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/couple-held-bond-bloody-slaying-15057085#.TtagnGOVpkY

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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

 

 

Melanie Costantini

4531595 3612152959          75

 

her path of destiny = 75 = Conspiring.

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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

 

 

Anthony Stiger

1528657 129759         67

 

his path of destiny = 67 = Dealing with ordinary people.

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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

 

 

Harold Shilberg

819634 18932597         75

 

his path of destiny = 75 = Conspired against.

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November 28th, 2011      05:25 PM ET

Boxer Marlen Esparza’s fight for Olympic glory

The 2012 Olympic games in London are still months away but boxer Marlen Esparza is fighting to increase her chances at making the U.S. national team.

Esparza, who was featured in CNN’s documentary “Latino in America: In Her Corner,” won a silver medal at the World Cup of Petroleum Countries held in Surgut, Russia, this weekend.

It wasn’t what she was hoping for. “I really thought I had won,” she told her coach, Rudy Silva, over the phone. The judges favored local champion, Svetlana Gnevanova, by 10 points to eight.

The tournament hosted boxers from 15 countries, which gave Esparza the chance to fight some of the women she could face at next year’s world championships or the 2012 Olympics.

Before any of that happens though, Esparza will have to make the national team and defeat her opponents at the U.S. Olympic trials in February.

“All international fights are hard,” she told Silva, who asked questions on CNN’s behalf while Esparza is in Russia. “That level of fighting is more like a chess match and it makes you raise your fighting game up to another level.”

Since “Latino in America: In Her Corner,” aired in September, Esparza has barely taken a break from her grueling training schedule. At 112 pounds, the 22-year-old Mexican-American flyweight from Houston won the national championship in Colorado Springs in June. She became one of the only women to hold six national titles.

Now, she’s off to Ukraine to fight against the country’s top-ranked boxer on Saturday. She said she’s looking forward to meeting even more opponents that might preview her future.

“This competition is very important to me because it gives me the international experience that I very much need to keep up with other countries’ style of boxing,” Esparza said as she prepared to head overseas.

“I will be preparing for when it comes to getting ready for the Olympics.”

The opportunities for women boxers have grown since the sport was added to the Olympics. In 2009, women could box only at the Women’s Continental Championships. In 2011 they’ve had eight competitions, most of them connected to tournaments where women’s boxing is making a debut, like the Pan American Games.

In the past two weeks, U.S. women boxers have been matched with opponents from Mexico, Russia, Poland and Germany. While Esparza is in Russia and Ukraine, some of her peers were in London.

Natural fighter vs. the world

“With the inclusion of women into the Olympic games, I think all countries have made it a priority to make women events scheduled within their own country or events were women can participate,” said Anthony Bartkowski, executive director of USA Boxing. “We’re starting to see more women and men competing at the same events.”

USA Boxing coach Gloria Peek traveled with the group that participated at the London Test Event, where countries who have Olympic boxing teams get a chance to match their athletes.

“It’s a dry run of the Olympics,” Peek said. “It is an opportunity to test the fighters on top who might be facing our fighters.”

For Esparza and 23 other women, the competitions are a chance to improve their style before facing each other at the U.S. Olympic trials, which start on February 13.

“The challenge now is just staying focused on my training and to continue to do what has made me successful in and out of the ring,” Esparza said. “The goal in my mind is of course making it to London and bringing back that gold medal for me, for my family, for all the Hispanic people in America and of course for everybody who has ever supported me.”

from:  http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/28/whatever-happened-to-boxing-champ-marlen-esparza/?hpt=hp_t3

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Marlen Esparza was born on July 29th, 1989 according to http://www.womenboxing.com/biog/esparzamarlen.htm

July 29th, 1989

July 29th

7 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 40 = her personal year (from July 29th, 2011 to July 28th, 2012) = Helping build a sense of community.

40 year + 11 (November) = 51 = her personal month (from November 29th, 2011 to December 28th, 2011) = Formidable.  Reputation.

51 month + 3 (3rd of the month on Saturday December 3rd, 2011) = 54 = her personal day = Interviews.  Check it out.  Watch it live.  Worth watching.

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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

 

 

Marlen Esparza

419355 5171981        59

 

her path of destiny = 59 = Weathering the storm.

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My Take: Defending TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ against Muslim complaints

November 28th, 2011       02:38 PM ET

For the last decade, Islam has been under a lot of scrutiny, and understandably so. When you’ve got terrorists all over the world declaring war on America and the West in the name of Islam, it’s only natural that people will have questions.

But this reasonable concern has rapidly turned into irrational suspicion, with anti-Muslim groups seizing on the opportunity to paint all Muslims in America as radical-loving, violence-approving foreigners.

The problem is that the response from American Muslims has been about as effective as Herman Cain’s PR strategy in the face of sexual harassment allegations. Instead of pooling our resources to combat radicalism, or taking a more active role in our communities so that other Americans better understand us, we’ve resorted to defense tactics.

We tell people that the Quran is being taken out of context. We focus on efforts to try to “educate” the American public. And we desperately cling to the idea that if people just had a better grasp of the facts on Islam, they wouldn’t buy into anti-Muslim propaganda.

Unsurprisingly, none of that has changed Americans’ view of Islam.

So when I heard that TLC was doing a reality show about several American Muslim families, I was intrigued. The show wasn’t going to feature scholars refuting the (ridiculous) claims made about Islam. It was going to show regular Muslim families living in America. It was going to show, rather than simply tell, people about Muslims and Islam.

After three weeks of airing, “All-American Muslim” has done just that. Whether it was Mr. Aoude prepping his pregnant wife for that hectic hospital trip, or newlyweds Jeff and Shadia worrying about how their families will get along, it has shown viewers the single most important truth that will change the perceptions of Muslims: We are just like everyone else.

There has been widespread praise from TV critics, calling the show “intimate and heartfelt” and “as good as it gets” and praising TLC for how it has “upended the conventions of reality television.”

The show’s premiere had 1.7 million viewers, making it the No. 2 program in its time slot among key demographics and scoring TLC’s best Sunday prime time performance in more than a year.

Predictably, the show was also met with harsh and unfair criticism. Anti-Muslim groups wasted no time citing this as another example of Muslims trying to “take over” America.

This was expected. What wasn’t expected was the reaction from some other American Muslims.

“The families aren’t Muslim enough.”

“They aren’t good role models.”

“They don’t represent all American Muslims.”

Is the show a perfect cross-section of the American Muslim demographic? Are they the most religious families? Is it full of people you aspire to be one day?

No, of course not. It’s reality TV. It’s entertainment. We American Muslims ought to look at it in the grand scheme of things instead of just criticizing the show by saying it “doesn’t represent me.”

You’re right. It doesn’t represent you.

That’s because no TV show, no organization, no movement is ever going to represent you better than you can represent yourself.

“All-American Muslim” is not going to change the image of Muslims on its own. But it’s got the right idea. It’s premised on the fact that people judge a group not just on its beliefs, but also on their interactions with members of that group.

So if you don’t think “All-American Muslim” represents you, then go out into your community and show people what being Muslim is all about, from your perspective. Whether it’s a book club or a basketball league, we can all have our own “All-American Muslim” moments.

The most important take-away from a show like “All-American Muslim” is that we Muslims should focus our efforts on showing average Americans that we share far more in common with them than some would like them to believe.

And you don’t need a TV show to do that, you just have to have the courage to break out of your shell and share in those experiences with your American brethren.

Don’t treat TLC’s reality show as the only hope for changing our image, or as our one shot at showing America what Islam is all about. Don’t treat it as needing to be a flawless, immaculate portrayal of Muslims in America.

Treat it as a first step. Consider it a new approach. Look at it as the beginning of the long journey we have ahead, in changing the negative stereotypes about Muslims in America.

from:  http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/28/my-take-defending-tlcs-all-american-muslim-against-muslim-complaints/

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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

 

 

Samira Amen

114991 1455          40

 

her path of destiny = 40 = Neighbors.  Neighborhood.  Community.  Relatives.  Siblings.

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	A photograph taken Tuesday of police subduing a person at the College of Staten Island campus.

Tuesday, November 29 2011       4:28 PM

A College of Staten Island employee who was smoking pot on campus died of a heart attack Tuesday after wrestling with a cop trying to arrest him, police said.

The suspect — identified by sources as Cory Holmes, 39, an off-duty member of the school’s auxiliary service — was smoking marijuana in a bathroom when an NYPD officer caught a whiff and confronted him, police said.

Holmes darted out of the rest room and the cop chased him to a nearby parking lot, where a struggle ensued, police said.

As the two wrestled, Holmes tried to swipe a gun from the officer’s holster, a police source said. During the struggle, the pistol’s slide pulled back and a live bullet popped out of the chamber, the source said.

Two civilians joined in the fracas and helped to subdue the wild Holmes, sources said. After Holmes was handcuffed, he suddenly went into cardiac arrest and was taken to Richmond University Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Cops said the gun involved in the struggle never discharged. The officer was taken to Staten Island University Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

“This is a very serious event that occurred on our campus,” said the college’s president, Ira Persky. “We are sorry it happened. A member of our family is dead, and it’s unfortunate.”

from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/man-smoking-pot-college-staten-island-dies-confrontation-police-article-1.984099#ixzz1fDs8tBHY

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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

 

 

Cory Holmes

3               1

 

his undoing number = CS = 31 = Wrestling.  Struggles.  Free-for-all.  Things got out of hand.

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The man carrying a shotgun outside Topkapi Palace

November 30, 2011

A heavily armed man opened fire at one of Istanbul’s main tourist attractions on Wednesday, wounding a Turkish soldier and a security guard before police snipers killed the attacker, officials said.

The motive for the assault at Topkapi Palace was not immediately known. But police said the man, a Libyan with Syrian citizenship, had entered Turkey only three days ago.

Police said the attacker arrived at the palace in a car with Syrian license plates. Minutes before the attack, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had announced tough economic sanctions on Syria to protest its government’s crackdown on an 8-month-old pro-democracy uprising.

Multiple gun shots were heard from behind the high walls of the Topkapi Palace before the attacker was killed, and some tourists threw themselves on the ground to avoid the violence , officials and witnesses said.

Topkapi Palace, the seat of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years, is located in the city’s historic Sultanahmet district, which also includes the Blue Mosque and the former Byzantine church of Haghia Sophia.

The palace — including ornate courtyards, gilded treasures and dozens of rooms that once housed harems, attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Witnesses said the man shot the soldier in the leg and the guard in the abdomen before running into the palace courtyard through the main gate, chanting in Arabic “God is Great!”

Istanbul’s governor, Huseyin Avni Mutlu, said the wounded are not in life threatening condition.

Mutlu said the gunman made no demands and that police decided to shoot him when he refused to surrender.

Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the attacker had entered Turkey on Sunday. The state-run TRT television, citing unnamed officials, identified him as 36-year-old Samir Salem Ali Elmadhavri, a Libyan with Syrian citizenship.

Authorities would divulge further details about the man’s identity and Sahin said it was not immediately known if the attacker was affiliated with any groups or organizations in Libya or Syria.

The prosecutor’s office in Istanbul launched an investigation into the attack, authorities said.

A spokesman for Libya’s National Transition Council, Jalal el-Galal, said authorities in Tripoli have no information at this point on the gunman.

The man was seen at an outdoor cafe in the area before going on his rampage, witnesses told Associated Press television. A photo obtained by The Associated Press shows the attacker carrying a rifle and a cartridge belt around his neck.

“I saw the gunman carrying a gun on his shoulder, like a hunter. He had ammunition around his neck and a backpack. His overcoat was buttoned, I couldn’t see what was underneath,” witness Idris Cengiz told AP television. “He was coming toward us and my friend said he looked like a hunter so I asked him in English ‘Are you a hunter?’ He said something in Arabic which I didn’t understand. Then he said ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great).”

Cengiz said he and his friend heard the gun shots moments later.

“We ran we saw a soldier and a security guard laying on the ground,” he said.

No tourists were hurt in the attack.

“I’m not afraid because this kind of thing can happen anywhere these days, even in Amsterdam, where I live,” Dutch tourist, Yeuonne Alkemade, told AP television. “I’m sad for Turkey and Istanbul because this is one of the top tourist attractions here.”

Earlier this year, police arrested alleged Turkish members of al-Qaida terrorist network accused of planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and another group in the southern city of Adana, which is home to the Incirlik Air Base used by the United States to transfer noncombat supplies to Iraq and Afghanistan. Authorities have said al-Qaida planned to attack Incirlik in the past but was deterred by high security.

An attack blamed on al-Qaida-affiliated militants outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul in 2008 left three assailants and three policemen dead.

Homegrown Islamic militants tied to al-Qaida attacked the British Consulate, a British bank and two synagogues in Istanbul in 2003, killing 58 people.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/media-gunman-wounds-istanbuls-blue-mosque-15053585#.TtaP9WOVpkY

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 36 to 45 are ruled by the fifth letter of the name.

Samir Salem Ali Elmadhavri

r is the 18th letter of the alphabet

So the number 18 ruled his ages 36 to 45.

18 = Surreal.  Like a bad dream.

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November 30th, 2011

The former KGB bodyguard wanted in London over the killing of Alexander Litvinenko was himself a target of the murderers, Russian investigators claim.

Andrey Lugovoy has been accused in the case of dissident Mr Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006 after being poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. Mr Litvinenko is believed to have drunk tea containing the substance at a London meeting with Lugovoy.

But the Russian Investigation Committee said Lugovoy and another key witness in the case, former KGB agent Dmitry Kovtun, were targets. It said the murder was now being probed as a single case alongside the “attempted murder” of Lugovoy and Kovtun.

On his deathbed, Mr Litvinenko was quoted blaming Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin for his fatal poisoning. Britain has repeatedly sought Lugovoy’s extradition but this has been blocked by Russia.

Lugovoy, now a Russian MP, and Kovtun have denied wrongdoing.

from:  http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24015930-ex-kgb-suspect-in-litvinenko-murder-was-a-target-himself.do

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Andrey Lugovoy was born on September 19th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrey_Lugovoy

September 19th, 1966

9 + 19 +1+9+6+6 = 50 = his life lesson = It’s a small world.

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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

 

 

Andrey Lugovoy

154957 3376467       67

 

his path of destiny = Stable.  Reliable.

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Twitter photos of Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky.Paulina Gretzky, the 22-year-old daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has shut down her popular Twitter account, which featured racy photos of the struggling model/singer/actress

photo

November 29, 2011

Paulina Gretzky, the party-girl daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has closed her racy Twitter account, apparently after a chat with her father.

The 22-year-old’s account was littered with provocative pictures of her partying and wearing revealing clothing.

“Having a nice sit down dinner with my dad about social media. haha,” Paulina Gretzky tweeted last week before closing her account.

Paulina Gretzky, an aspiring model, actress and singer, became known across Canada when she sang at the 2003 Heritage Classic outdoor game in Edmonton where the Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens.

Her song Collecting Dust is on the soundtrack to the MTV show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

She has had bit acting roles in the 2009 remake of Fame as “Gorgeous Blonde Senior” and as the deputy in Guns, Girls and Gambling, starring Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.

from:  http://www.canada.com/travel/Wayne+Gretzky+daughter+Paulina+closes+racy+Twitter+account/5784816/story.html

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Paulina Gretzky was born on December 19th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulina_Gretzky

December 19th, 1988

12 + 19 = 31 = her core number = Controversial.  Stirring things up.

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December 19th 1988

December 19th

12 + 19 +2+0+1+0 = 34 = her personal year (from December 19th, 2010 to December 18th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

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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

 

 

Paulina Gretzky

7133951 7952827       69

 

her path of destiny = 69 = Making money.  Earning an income.

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Ndamukong Suh

November 29, 2011, 5:39 p.m.

Ndamukong Suh is going back to theNFL, this time looking for some leniency.
The league suspended Detroit’s All-Pro defensive tackle without pay for two games on Tuesday, punishing the second-year player for roughing up a Green Bay Packers offensive lineman after the whistle last week. Suh promptly appealed his suspension, trying to remain with his playoff-hopeful teammates when they need him most.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Suh’s hearing will be with Art Shell, an appointed appeals officer who is paid by the league and the NFL Players Association. As of late Tuesday afternoon, the hearing hadn’t been scheduled, but the league has said it will expedite the procedure to give Suh and the Lions an answer before Sunday’s game at New Orleans.

If Suh doesn’t win the appeal, he won’t play against the Saints or in the Dec. 11 home game against Minnesota. He would return Dec. 12 ahead of a road game against Oakland.

Suh is barred from practice and the team’s facility while suspended. He did not return messages left with his agent.

“As a player, you have to appeal it,” said Detroit defensive endKyle Vanden Bosch, the team’s union rep. “I’m sure the NFLPA will be on his side to make sure that he gets a fair hearing.”

If the NFL rejects the appeal, Suh will be watching the Lions (7-4) scramble to keep up in the NFC wild-card race after what the league said was his fifth violation of on-field rules in his first two years in the NFL. And everyone saw the latest one.

Suh lifted his right leg and forcibly stepped on Evan Dietrich-Smith‘s right arm during the third quarter of the Lions’ 27-15 loss in a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game. Before the stomp seen from coast to coast, Suh shoved Dietrich-Smith’s helmet toward the turf while separating himself from the Packers player on the ground.

It might have hurt Suh’s case when he sounded defiant during his postgame news conference, insisting he didn’t intentionally step on his opponent. After the Lions criticized his conduct Friday, Suh issued an apology to his teammates, organization and fans — not to Dietrich-Smith — as some around the league said his latest outburst proved that he is the NFL’s dirtiest player.

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Ndamukong Suh was born on January 6th, 1987 according to  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndamukong_Suh
January 6th, 1987
1 + 6 +1+9+8+7 = 32 = his life lesson = Stomp.  Stomping.
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January 6th, 1987
January 6th
1 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 11 = his personal year (from January 6th, 2011 to January 5th, 2012) = Justice.  Fair is fair.  Just desserts.
11 year + 11 (November) = 22 = his personal month (from November 6th, 2011 to December 5th, 2011) = Like a three ring circus.  Are you kidding me?  You’ve got to be kidding 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

 

 

Ndamukong Suh

541432657 138        49

 

his path of destiny = 49 = Nothing satisfies like satisfaction.

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Sam Mullet, leader of the breakaway Amish sect, denies he's running a cult.

2:00 AM EST      Wednesday November 30, 2011

Four members of a breakaway Amish group charged with hate crimes will be arraigned in federal court in Youngstown, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Sect leader Samuel Mullet Sr., along with two of his sons and his son-in-law, will be in court on Wednesday. Another son and two others will appear Friday.

The seven are accused of shaving the beards and cutting the hair of individuals who refused to support Mullet.

The men who were allegedly attacked are believed to be former members of Mullet’s group who left over various disagreements. Mullet wanted to “seek revenge and punish the departing families,” federal documents in the case said.

“In doing so, the defendants forcibly restrained multiple Amish men and cut off their beards and head hair with scissors and battery-powered clippers, causing bodily injury to these men while also injuring others who attempted to stop the attacks,” the Justice Department said. “In the Amish religion, a man’s beard and head hair are sacred.”

The seven men were arrested as part of a raid on Mullet’s 800-acre compound that went down “without incident” last week, officials said.

Mullet’s sect is made up primarily of his relatives living on and around the compound in a remote valley outside Bergholz, Ohio, officials say.

Five of the men were arrested last month on charges of kidnapping and burglary stemming from an incident at the home of Myron and Arlene Miller in early October in which a group of men pulled Myron Miller out of the home by his beard, held him down, and cut off large portions of the beard.

The incident at the Millers’ home was one of a handful of incidents in several counties in which as many as 30 men and women carried out similar attacks, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/30/justice/ohio-amish-hate-crimes/index.html?npt=NP1

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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

 

 

Sam Mullet

114 433352         26

 

his path of destiny = 26 = Haircuts.  In the news.  Making headlines.

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A plane believed to be carrying Mr Gbagbo touched down in Rotterdam
30 November 2011       04:23 ET

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague after being flown from Ivory Coast.

He faces four charges of crimes against humanity – murder, rape and other forms of sexual violence, persecution and “other inhuman acts”.

The charges were allegedly committed between 16 December 2010 and 12 April 2011.

The ICC has been investigating unrest after last year’s disputed elections.

The transfer comes just two weeks before legislative elections.

Laurent Gbagbo had been under house arrest in Korhogo in the north of Ivory Coast since April when he was ousted.

He will be the first former head of state to be tried by the ICC since it was set up in 2002.

The ICC opened an investigation last month into killings, rapes and other abuses committed during the four-month conflict in Ivory Coast which began when Mr Gbagbo refused to give up power to Alassane Ouattara in a presidential election last year.

‘Victor’s justice’

ICC CASES

  • Court has investigated or initiated proceedings against individuals from Uganda, DR Congo, Central African Republic, Darfur, Libya, Kenya and Ivory Coast
  • Until Mr Gbagbo was arrested, the ICC had issued arrest warrants for two serving or former heads of state – Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who remains at large, and Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, now deceased
  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is on trial in The Hague by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, set up jointly by the UN and Sierra Leonian government
  • Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, who died in 2006, was on trial by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) – an ad hoc UN court – at the time

ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo visited the country in mid-October to investigate the post-election violence.

He said his investigation would be impartial, and that he would focus on up to six people who he said were most to blame for the violence.

A statement read on Ivorian national television signed by the state prosecutor, Simplice Kouadio, said the ICC had issued an arrest warrant for Mr Gbagbo last week, which he had received this Tuesday in the presence of his lawyers.

Human rights groups welcomed the arrest warrant, but also cautioned against “victor’s justice”.

“While the Gbagbo camp fuelled the violence, forces on both sides have been repeatedly implicated in grave crimes,” said Elise Keppler of Human Rights Watch.

“Victims of abuse meted out by forces loyal to President Ouattara [also] deserve to see justice done,” she said.

In a statement to Reuters, an adviser to Mr Gbagbo, Toussaint Alain, branded the former president’s transfer “victor’s justice”.

But Mr Moreno-Ocampo vowed Mr Gbagbo would not be the last person to be brought to account, saying: “Ivorian victims will see justice for massive crimes: Mr Gbagbo is first to be brought to account, there is more to come.”

‘Economic crimes’Although Ivory Coast is not one of the member countries covered by the ICC, it has accepted its jurisdiction.

Laurent Gbagbo and his wife, Simone, after his arrest on 11 April 2011
Laurent Gbagbo has been detained since his arrest in April after he refused to stand down as president

Mr Gbagbo is also being investigated by Ivorian justice officials for “economic crimes”. He has been charged with looting, armed robbery and embezzlement.

Laurent Gbagbo was the president of Ivory Coast for 10 years, during which time the country was virtually partitioned by civil war.

But it is the period since the presidential elections a year ago that the prosecutors of the ICC have been investigating.

Mr Gbagbo refused to give up power when his rival Alassane Ouattara was internationally recognised as the winner of last November’s presidential vote.

About 3,000 people died in the post-election violence provoked by Mr Gbagbo’s decision to cling to power.

The BBC’s World Affairs correspondent Peter Biles says Mr Gbagbo’s transfer to The Hague will be welcomed by some, but it could also re-open the wounds in a country still traumatised by conflict.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15946481

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Laurent Gbagbo was born on May 31st, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Gbagbo

May 31st, 1945

May 31st

5 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 40 = his personal year (from May 31st, 2011 to May 30th, 2012) = What he did to his fellow human beings.

40 year + 10 (October) = 50 = his personal month (from October 31st, 2011 to November 30th, 2011) = The Hague.

50 month + 30 (30th of the month on Wednesday November 30th, 2011) = Dealing with the aftermath.  The other shoe drops.

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Public sector workers from the PCS Union on a picket line outside the Port of Dover in Kent

30 November 2011       06:37 ET

Public sector workers are staging a strike over pensions in what unions say is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.

Schools, hospitals, courts and government offices around the UK are among services being disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations take place.

The chancellor urged more talks, saying strikes would not achieve anything.

Unions object to government plans to make their members pay more and work longer to earn their pensions.

The strike is having the following effects:

  • The Department of Education says it is expecting 13% of state-funded schools in England, including academies and free schools, to open and 13% to be partially open. The status of 16% of schools is unknown
  • In Scotland, 30 of the 2,700 council-run schools are believed to be open, says local authority body Cosla, while in Wales 80% of schools are shut
  • Plane arrivals and take-offs at Britain’s two biggest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – are said to be largely unaffected with only a few cancellations of in-bound transatlantic flights to Heathrow
  • They will have more information when the next shift is due to turn up for work at lunchtime. The ISU has 4,500 members out of a workforce of 6,000.
  • In Northern Ireland, no bus or train services is operating
  • Unions estimate about 300,000 public sector workers are on strike in Scotland while 170,000 workers in Wales are taking action
  • NHS managers say contingency measures have been put in placeto protect services such as A&E units, cancer treatment and end-of-life care
  • In England, the government estimates about 400,000 nurses and healthcare assistants, paramedics, physiotherapists and support staff like cleaners and administrators are joining the action. It says about 60,000 non-urgent operations, out-patient appointments, tests and follow-up appointments have been postponed
  • BBC News Channel’s chief political correspondent Norman Smithtweeted: “(Health Secretary) Andrew Lansley says patients who have ops cancelled today will still be seen within 18-week limit.”
  • London Ambulance Service tells BBC London it is “struggling” and said people not in a life-threatening condition may not get an ambulance while South East Coast Ambulance Service says it is now only responding to “life-threatening emergencies”
  • In Scotland, at least 3,000 operations and thousands more hospital appointments are affected
  • Union leaders say although court staff are taking action, the trial of two men accused of killing of teenager Stephen Lawrence will not be disrupted
  • BBC political correspondent Mike Sergeant tweeted: “Union official outside HMRC in Whitehall predicting 70% of those who work in the building will strike.”
  • Ahead of a national march set to take place in London later, four arrests have been made, two for assaulting an officer and two for possession of a weapon
  • Eighteen job centres out of over 900 are closed, according to the cabinet office

‘Negotiating table’

Unions say up to two million public sector workers are to take part in the strike but the cabinet office said early indications show significantly less than a third of civil servants were taking strike action.

Why have strikes been called?

The government wants most public sector workers to:

  • Pay more into their pensions
  • Work for longer
  • Accept a pension based on a “career average” salary, rather than the current final salary arrangement which many are currently on
  • The government says the cost of funding public sector pensions is “unsustainable” as people are living longer
  • Unions say the proposals will leave members paying more and working longer for less

Speaking from Brussels, Chancellor George Osborne told BBC Breakfast: “The strike is not going to achieve anything, it’s not going to change anything. It is only going to make our economy weaker and potentially cost jobs.”

He said unions should be holding talks with the government to resolve the pension dispute, rather than taking strike action.

He added that without making difficult choices about dealing with the UK’s debts the country “would be bankrupt”.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he had “huge sympathy” for people whose lives are disrupted by the strike.

But he said he was “not going to condemn the dinner ladies, nurses, teachers who have made the decision to go on strike because they feel they have been put in an impossible position by a government that has refused to negotiate properly”.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls told BBC Breakfast the pensions row should have been resolved by the government.

Liberal Democrat Party president Tim Farron told the BBC News Channel the unions were wrong to strike because workers on low to middle incomes would get a “better, or certainly no worse” pension when they retire than is currently the case.

Earlier on Tuesday, union leaders reacted angrily to Mr Osborne’s Autumn Statement announcements of a public sector pay cap of 1% for two years, as well as bringing forward to 2026 the rise in the state pension age to 67.

Unison’s Dave Prentis: ”This is about low paid women saving up six per cent of their salary for their pension”

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme that industrial action by his union was rare but public sector workers “were annoyed”. Millions of workers – mainly low-paid women – were being unfairly affected by changes to pensions, he said.

Mr Prentis said the last time unions met the Treasury ministers was 2 November, adding “this idea that negotiations are continuing is just not true.”

However Cabinet Minister Francis Maude disputed this claim, saying formal discussions with the civil service unions happened on Tuesday and that talks will take place with teaching unions on Thursday and with health unions on Friday.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said the public sector was “under attack” by the government, adding that the action was justified.

“With the scale of change the government are trying to force through, making people work much, much longer and get much, much less, that’s the call people have made,” he said.

‘Unfair and unrealistic’

Paul Noon, leader of civil service union Prospect, said members felt the chancellor was “aiming yet another punch at them”.

Courts, job centres, driving tests and council services, such as libraries, community centres and refuse collections have been affected by the strike.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said it is “unfair and unrealistic” to expect taxpayers to foot the growing public sector pensions bill.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme: “We have to be fair to all taxpayers, not just those who work in the public sector. If we’re going to sustain these kind of high quality pensions in the long run there does have to be reform.”

Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union members who work for the UK Border Agency have gone on strike but airport sources suggested to the BBC that immigration controls are at two thirds of normal staffing levels – more than the 30-50% predicted previously.

George Osborne: ”I would urge people – let’s get back round the table”

The Immigration Services Union says 80% to 90% of staff are striking, with 22 out of 23 workers at Calais port not showing up for work and, as far as they are aware, none of their members are working at Heathrow.

Lucy Morton from the union said queues at Heathrow were “not that significant” due to reduced flight capacity.

The government has said no border controls will be relaxed to ease queues.

Gatwick’s chief operating officer Scott Stanley said: “Whilst passengers have so far not experienced delays at the border zones we do expect delays to occur at some point today as the rate of arriving flights increases.”

A UK Border Agency spokesperson said: “Early signs show our contingency plans are minimising the impact of strike action, but waiting times at some ports may still be slightly longer than normal.”

Weather forecasting staff at the Met Office, catering staff in the House of Commons and museum curators are also among those due to walk out on Wednesday.

Simon Walker, of the Institute of Directors, told the BBC News Channel the strike was doing “significant damage” to the economy.

“If you’re damaging the productive capacity of this country you’re really doing huge damage to the fabric of the economy and that will last a long time and impact on all of us,” he said.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15953806

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Wednesday November 30th, 2011

November 30th, 2011

11 + 30 +2+0+1+1 = 45 = the public sector strike’s life lesson = what the public sector strike is here to learn = Intense.  Focused.  Hardcore.  True grit.  Significant damage.  The middle finger.  Things go horribly wrong.

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6:28 PM EST       Monday November 28, 2011

A lawyer for the family of Robert Champion, a Florida university drum major who died this month in what officials have called a hazing-related death, said Monday he will sue the school.

“We are intending to file a lawsuit to get answers” about hazing at Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, lawyer Chris Chestnut told reporters. “We are concerned about the culture of cover-up, that hazing has been covered up at the Band FAMU for generations. So, it’s time now that we expose the truth, eradicate this culture and come up with creative remedies on how to continue the excellence of FAMU’s band, but without hazing.”

Chestnut said he was not at liberty to discuss the facts of the case and noted that the medical examiner has not issued a report on the cause of death of the 26-year-old musician. But, he added, the facts that have emerged to date “point to the fact that hazing was a cause of Robert Champion’s death, and it was under FAMU’s watch.”

He said he could not address the scope of the lawsuit but added, “I can tell you that FAMU will be named in it.”

Chestnut described hazing at the school as a don’t ask, don’t tell culture. “The family’s message today is: Please, tell.”

Because FAMU is a state institution, it is protected by sovereign immunity, which means that Chestnut must file a notice of intention to sue as a prerequisite to the suit, the lawyer said. “After a six-month window, we will file a lawsuit,” he added.

“He loved the band — so much, I always called him Mr. Band,” Champion’s mother, Pam Champion, told reporters of her son. “That was his life.”

She added that she was in suburban Atlanta, where the family lives, when a phone call informed her of her son’s death. The call came shortly after her son had called to say he was coming home for Thanksgiving. “I thought it was some kind of mean joke. … Maybe it’s the wrong kid, maybe it’s somebody else.”

“They had no idea of anticipating that he’d be coming to Willie Watkins’ Funeral Home when he came back to Atlanta,” Chestnut said. “That’s not what you send your kid to college for.”

“It needs to stop,” Pam Champion said. “No one wants to hear on a phone call that your son collapsed and died.”

Champion became ill at an Orlando hotel after a game on November 20. He reportedly threw up in the parking lot and started complaining of not being able to breathe, authorities said.

Champion was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told CNN last week that hazing was involved but added that authorities were trying to determine an official cause of death. Under Florida law, any death that occurs as the result of hazing is a third-degree felony.

After the death, FAMU President James H. Ammons suspended all band performances and said he will convene a task force “to determine if there are any unauthorized and questionable activities associated with the culture of the Marching 100.”

In addition, FAMU moved to fire longtime band director Julian E. White. White had led the 420-member band since 1998 and has hired an attorney to fight for his job.

“We believe that he was not treated with the respect that was due,” Tallahassee attorney Chuck Hobbs said. He described as “ludicrous” the university’s assertion that White did not do what he could do to address hazing.

White, who said he will speak Wednesday at Champion’s funeral, said he had told the victim’s parents about their son’s death. “That was extremely difficult for me,” he said. “I wish that this could have been avoided. I took the necessary steps that this tragedy could have been avoided.”

He said he had ordered the suspension of 26 band members two weeks before Champion’s death. “I thought that that would really be the end of these kinds of things,” he said, adding that his move brought criticism from some band members and parents who asked him whether the band would be able to perform adequately without 19 trombone players and others. “My comment was: ‘It doesn’t matter,’ ” he said. “I am not going to sacrifice the performance for the principle.”

White added that he wished the administration had suspended from the school the students allegedly involved in hazing. “If some strong actions had been taken, then Robert Champion may well be alive now, and we may not be having this gathering,” he said.

White added that he sent memoranda in 1989 and in the 2000s about hazing’s presence on campus, not just among band members. “It’s no secret,” he said. “It’s just a culture — as much as I regret it — that kids nowadays engage in.”

Every year, he offers hazing workshops, and anytime a band member has been suspended for hazing, White sends a note to the school president, the vice president of student affairs, the chief of police and the band staff. “I probably have more than 100,” he said. “I don’t know how many.”

He added, “I feel very comfortable that I did everything that I could to eradicate hazing. I coined the phrase, ‘Zero tolerance for hazing in the Florida A&M U band.’ ”

Asked whether he believes he is being made a scapegoat, White said, “Yes, I do.” He said he had tried his best to make the administration aware of the problems. “How would I be negligent in reporting the activities when I did report them?” he asked.

David Frank, a Tallahassee lawyer who represented another hazing victim, said it was not clear whether it was White or others who were at fault.

“He’s a legend over there,” he said. “He walks in a room, people listen. Maybe he did. Maybe it’s the rest of the system over there that fell apart.”

Frank filed a suit against the school on behalf of a band trumpeter, Marcus W. Parker, who was beaten in 2001. Frank won the case for undisclosed damages (FAMU’s sovereign immunity caps its liability for a negligence action at $100,000) and won another case against those who beat his client for $1.8 million, he told CNN in a telephone interview.

Frank described the hazing as part of a deep tradition with the band, where each section acts like a fraternity. “The trumpet section was the Screaming Eagles,” Frank said. “The school says you don’t have to be a member of this fraternity. That’s just horse s***. You couldn’t survive as a trumpeter if you were not a member of the Screaming Eagles.”

The beatings meted out were carried out with paddles, but that doesn’t fully describe what happens, he said. “Paddling is just the wrong word for it. It’s vicious beating. I think one guy got hit over 100 times. And this is a solid, wood paddle. This isn’t some Wiffle bat. This is something that would kill you.”

In Parker’s case, he was hit 30 times in his buttocks — “so hard they put him into renal failure,” Frank said. “His kidneys stopped working and he had to go into the emergency room. He almost died.”

Parker spent at least five days in critical condition, endured several surgeries and quit school, the lawyer said. The former student is now living in Jacksonville, where he is in poor physical condition, has never fully recovered and is struggling, Frank said. “It ruins their life,” he added. “You don’t have to be beat to within an inch of your life to play a trumpet. That’s nonsense, and they know it, and this tradition is just way off base.”

A spokeswoman for the school did not return a call seeking comment.

On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter to Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey asking the department to join the investigation “to assure that the circumstances leading to Mr. Champion’s death become fully known, and that if there are individuals directly or indirectly responsible for this death, they are appropriately brought to justice and held accountable.”

Ammons has acknowledged that at least 30 band members were let go this semester because of possible involvement in hazing.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/28/us/florida-hazing-death/index.html?npt=NP1

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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

 

 

Robert Champion

962592 38147965        76

 

his path of destiny = 76 = Hazing.

 

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November 29th, 2011      02:04 PM ET

Joaquin Luna was only 18. The senior at Juarez Lincoln High School in Mission, Texas, dreamed of going to college. But since he was in the country illegally, that was nearly impossible.

Luna was quickly losing hope of ever going to college, his family says. The Friday after Thanksgiving, Luna put on a suit, kissed his family members, went into the bathroom and shot himself in the head, according to family members.

“He didn’t see no other way or no other option,” his brother Diyra Mendoza toldCNN affiliate KGBT.

 

Mendoza found the body after hearing the gunshot.

“As soon as I pulled him out to the kitchen, I could see the bullet hole and there was no movement, no signs of anything,” Mendoza said. “He was gone.”

Mendoza says the letters his brother left behind reveal his fears about being in the country illegally. He also was frustrated because the DREAM Act – an initiative that would legalize young immigrants who have been in the country for more than five years if they attend college or serve in the military – never passed.

It’s estimated that the DREAM Act would benefit about 2 million young people. It failed by five votes in the Senate last December. A new push by Democrats in Congress this year also didn’t go far.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, who has been pushing for the measure for a decade, testified at a congressional hearing in June. “The Dream Act would make America a stronger country by giving these talented immigrants the chance to fulfill their potential.” Durbin said.

But Republican lawmakers call the bill “blanket amnesty” and have strongly opposed it. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, calls it “a band-aid and maybe worse, it would provide an incentive for future illegal immigration.”

The DREAM Act was also a hot-potato issue in the November 22 CNN debate of Republican presidential candidates. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke in favor of the DREAM Act. “I don’t see any reason to punish somebody who came here at 3 years of age, but who wants to serve the United States of America,” Gingrich said.

Mitt Romney agreed with Gingrich saying the he “would staple a green card to the diploma of anybody who’s got a degree of math, science, master’s degree, Ph.D. We want those brains in our country.”

But Michele Bachmann denounced it, warning the measure would “offer taxpayer-subsidized benefits to illegal aliens. We need to move away from magnets not offer more.”

Back in Texas, Mendoza is thinking of other young immigrants like his brother. “It’s like all these kids that are here. They’re all dependent on that DREAM Act to keep on studying,” Mendoza said.

But with a Congress unable to reach a compromise to reduce the deficit and presidential elections less than a year away, the chances of any immigration bill being passed seem unlikely.

from:  http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29/family-says-undocumented-student-killed-himself-over-fears-hed-never-go-to-college/?hpt=hp_c2

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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

 

 

Joaquin Luna

1618395 3351       45

 

his path of destiny = 45 = Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.  Feel sorry for.  Things went horribly wrong.

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November 29, 2011      12:10 pm

Six weeks ago he was face-to-face with President Felipe Calderon, denouncing the alleged abduction of his son by police and the threats against his own life for having spoken out (link in Spanish).

Now Nepomuceno Moreno is dead. He was gunned down midday on Monday in his home city of Hermosillo, shot seven times.

Moreno this year had joined a fast-growing protest movement led by poet Javier Sicilia, organized to decry violence unleashed by the government’s war on drug cartels. Gray-haired and 56, Moreno had become a fixture at “peace caravans” and marches staged across the country.

A distraught Sicilia went on a radio program to blame authorities for Moreno’s slaying (link in Spanish). “Don Nepo is an example of a true citizen, a man who loves his country and loves his son, and this is the state’s response: neglect and collusion with crime.”

Here’s a video in which Moreno describes in Spanish the 2010 kidnapping of his son.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/11/mexican-activist-against-violence-is-slain-.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

 

 

Nepomuceno Moreno

5576433556 469556          84

 

his path of destiny = 84 = The system isn’t working.

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Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies

November 29th, 2011      02:49 PM ET

The booking agent for Patrice O’Neal has confirmed to CNN that the comedian and entertainer died Tuesday morning following an illness. He was 41.

“Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius,” O’Neal’s agent says in a statement. “His mother, who was also his best friend, was at his side.”

O’Neal’s passing was due to complications from a stroke O’Neal suffered on October 19. According to People magazine, the stroke was related to diabetes.

The magazine adds that Opie (a.k.a. Gregg Hughes) of SiriusXM’s “Opie and Anthony” show also confirmed the death, tweeting of the radio program’s frequent guest Tuesday, “Yes it’s true that our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker i’ve ever known PERIOD. #devastated.”

O’Neal, a Boston native who performed in a variety of comedy specials and appeared on late night talk shows as well as hits like “The Office,” was also on hand to poke fun at Charlie Sheen in Comedy Central’s “Roast” of the actor in September.

Comedy Central and Sheen joined in the chorus of mournful tweets Tuesday.The network posted, “RIP Patrice – we’ll miss you,” while Sheen wrote that “The entertainment world as well as the world at large lost a brilliant man today. Patrice had that rare ‘light’ around him and inside of him. I only knew him for the few days leading up the Roast. Yet I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent. my tears today are for the tremendous loss to his true friends and loving family.”

“Saturday Night Live” star Seth Meyers wrote that “a day spent watching clips of him on-line is a day well spent,” while comedian and actor Colin Quinn said, “Thanks to everybody for the Patrice ONeal comments. One of a kind. In heaven right now, charming half and infuriating half, then reversing.”

Sandra Bernhard shared via Twitter, “[T]erribly sad to hear about patrice o’neal we had a great time on @thegreenroom a couple of years back thoughts go out to his family.” Added Questlove of The Roots, “So grateful i got to see Patrice Oneal do his last NYC gig. man this is so devastating. he truly was one of my favorite comics. RIP Patrice.”

In addition to his mother, the heralded comic is also survived by his wife, step-daughter and sister.

“The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks,” the statement from O’Neal’s agent continues. “We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time.”

from:  http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29/comedian-patrice-oneal-dies/?hpt=hp_t2

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Patrice O’Neal was born on December 7th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrice_O%27Neal

December 7th, 1969

12 + 7 +1+9+6+9 = 44 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Fresh.  Current.  Topical.  Relevant.  In touch.

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11/29/11 09:41 AM ET

One of the pertinent questions left out in the Cain-Ginger White affair is whether Gloria Cain knows Ms. White. If in fact her husband had a legitimate friendship with another woman for 13 years, certainly the wife would know about this.

We’re not speaking of rocket science, but of logical investigative techniques. Also, when candidate Cain was asked whether White was lying about a 13-year sexual relationship, he simply stated let’s see what the allegations are. If in fact there was no sexual relationship, he would have stated emphatically that this was a straight-up lie. Either there was a sexual relationship or he’s the most inept person running for president in the history of the United States.

In either case, all this does is call into question his qualifications for becoming president of our nation. The simple reason is, if Cain is having affairs he’s opening himself to blackmail and compromise, which can affect his decisionmaking. If Cain hasn’t had affairs and is not capable of conveying that fact with clear, definitive answers, then he is not in possession of the qualities of character that will be beneficial to our nation, which brings me back to the issue I have with Washington now. Leadership.

At a time that very well may go down in history as one of the turning points for Western civilization, what we need more than anything are competent leaders. Hermain Cain, who showed so much promise early on, has appeared wholly unable to lead himself out of the darkness that has befallen his presidential campaign. How on earth is he going to lead the U.S. back to the heights of prosperity?

from:  http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/195847-cain-and-his-portfolio-of-women-continues

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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

 

 

Gloria Cain

736991 3195       53

 

her path of destiny = Arguments.  Heated discussions.

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5:49 PM EST      Monday November 28, 2011

A Utah professor allegedly caught looking at child pornography during an airline flight said Monday at a court hearing that he is innocent, the Suffolk County, Massachusetts, district attorney’s office said.

A passenger aboard Grant D. Smith’s Salt Lake City-to-Boston flight on Saturday spotted him looking at what appeared to be images of young girls, nude or performing sex acts, and alerted the flight crew and a family member, who in turn notified law enforcement, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.

When a flight attendant asked Smith to shut down his computer, he began deleting images, prosecutor Erik Bennett said, CNN affiliateWCVB reported. Police who met the plane were able to recover 66 images from the computer, said the station, citing authorities.

Smith’s laptop and cell phone were seized as evidence, and investigators will seek a search warrant to examine their contents thoroughly, according to the statement.

“These weren’t photos of a child in the bath that a parent might keep,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said. “These were explicitly sexual and extremely disturbing.”

During Monday’s hearing, a judge imposed bail of $75,000 and ordered Smith to return to court on December 27. He pleaded not guilty.

If Smith posts bail, the judge ordered, the father of two cannot have any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16 or use the Internet for anything other than business purposes. He would also be required to allow law enforcement to search his personal and work computers at any time.

Smith, 47, is a professor of material science and engineering at the University of Utah. He has been placed on administrative leave pending resolution of the criminal case, the school said.

“Professor Smith deserves a full and fair investigation into this issue,” the school said in a statement. “The University of Utah, however, has no tolerance for viewing or possessing of child pornography by any of its employees, regardless of where it occurs.”

He will be fired if the allegations are proved to be true, the school said.

Smith received a bachelor’s degree from the school in 1985 and finished his doctorate in 1990, according to the school’s website.

He is also president of Wasatch Molecular Inc., a consulting company that helps companies develop advanced materials, according to the company’s website.

He was previously an assistant professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia and a senior research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, according to his biography on the company’s website.

He’s been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1997, according to his Wasatch biography.

A victim’s advocate told WCVB that the brazen nature of the allegation is shocking.

“The notion that someone would be so bold as to view it in public is extraordinary, and I’m not sure what the explanation is,” Wendy Murphy told the station.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/28/justice/massachusetts-child-porn-arrest/index.html?npt=NP1

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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

 

 

Grant D. Smith

GDS 

41

 

his undoing number = DS = 41 = Child pornography allegations.

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Michelle Parker was last seen driving near Orlando, Florida, on November 17.

10:36 PM EST     Monday November 28, 2011

Orlando’s police chief on Monday named a Florida man as the “primary suspect” in the case of the man’s missing ex-fiancee, who hasn’t been seen since the two appeared on an episode of “The People’s Court.”

Police Chief Paul Rooney identified Dale Smith Jr., who relatives say is the father of two of Michelle Parker’s children, as the lone suspect in the case.

“We had to look at every aspect of the case before we could come out publicly and state that Mr. Smith is our primary focus,” Rooney said at a news conference. “We will not rest until Michelle is found.”

Although Rooney publicly identified Smith in the case, no charges have been filed.

The woman was last seen driving near Orlando on November 17, shortly after “The People’s Court” segment that had been taped months earlier aired. Her last known communication was a brief, seemingly innocuous text message to her brother that same day, according to the official Facebook page devoted to her case.

Attempts to reach Smith by phone — at numbers believed to be his and that of his parents — and social media — via Facebook e-mail, on a profile believed to be his — for comment on Monday’s developments and the case generally have thus far been unsuccessful.‬‪ ‬‪

Body found in lake, could be missing mom

He has refused authorities’ offer to take a polygraph test in the case, Rooney told reporters.

Parker’s mother, Yvonne Stewart, said in Monday’s news conference that the naming of Smith as a suspect is “huge.” She urged him to come forward more earnestly, in hopes that his information will lead to her daughter.

“This is a sad day, really, but I think it was inevitable,” Stewart said. “(Michelle is) so beautiful, she doesn’t deserve this.”

Rooney acknowledged that authorities recently searched Smith’s parents’ house, though he didn’t “want to go into evidence that we seized or didn’t seize.”

Parker’s black Hummer SUV was found a day after she was last seen, according to the Facebook page. She is described as white, 33 years old, roughly 5 feet 5 inches tall with short dark brown hair.

Her sister, Lauren Erickson, earlier told HLN’s Nancy Grace that her sister and Smith met about five years ago. They were estranged, and “The People’s Court” episode revolved around their dispute over who’d get a $5,000 engagement ring, with Judge Marilyn Milian eventually suggesting they split the proceeds and stay apart from one another.

Erickson said that her sister was devoted to her children, whom she, her mother and the rest of the family have not seen since Parker’s disappearance.

“She would never do anything to leave them. They are her world,” Erickson said. “They`re the reason that she was working two jobs and going to school full time — so that she could give them a better life.”

On Monday night, brother Dustin Erickson told HLN’s Vinnie Politan that for all the talk about Smith, his main focus is on his sister. He and other family members urged people to continue distributing fliers, spreading the word about Parker and looking for her at every opportunity.

“My biggest thing is that I still need to search for my sister,” Dustin Erickson said. “She is still missing and I still need to find her.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/28/justice/florida-missing-woman/index.html?npt=NP1

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Michelle Loree Parker was born on January 20th, 1978 according to http://texasequusearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ParkerMichelle.pdf

January 20th, 1978

1 + 20 +1+9+7+8 = 46 = her life lesson = So young.

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January 20th, 1978

January 20th

1 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = her personal year (from January 20th, 2011 to January 19th, 2012) = Activists.  Advocates.  On the go.

25 year + 10 (October) = 35 = her personal month (from October 20th, 2011 to November 19th, 2011) = Without warning.  Caught off guard.

35 month + 17 (17th of the month on Thursday November 17th, 2011) = 52 = her personal day = Fatal attraction.

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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

 

 

Dale Smith

4135 14928       37

 

his path of destiny = 37 = The father of two of Michelle Parker’s children.  Domestic disputes.

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November 28, 2011         8:16 am

Hold on to your hats, folks, because quarterback Tim Tebow is now 5-1 as a starter for the Denver Broncos.

This despite having perhaps the most awkward throwing motion in NFL history and being called the worst quarterback in the league by many.

The Broncos won when Matt Prater kicked a 37-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in overtime.

Tebow carried the ball 22 times for 67 yards -– the most carries by a quarterback in a game since 1950. He also passed for a touchdown and outplayed Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

The Broncos (6-5) won their fourth straight game and are in second place in the AFC West. The Chargers (4-7) have lost six in a row and are in last place in the AFC West.

“This is a special team, a special team when you have a bunch of guys that when things aren’t going good, we get closer instead of pulling apart,” Tebow said after the game. “The No. 1 reason we are like that is because we believe in each other, we believe in the coaching staff.”

And Coach John Fox believes in Tebow.

“Tim has outstanding ability,” Fox said. “He proved it at a high level of college football in the SEC at Florida. The option is something that he is comfortable with. I think our team has adapted to it. Right now it’s working in the run portion of our offense. We still have some growth to do in the pass portion.”

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/11/tim-tebow-denver-broncos-san-diego-chargers.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

 

 

Tim Tebow

294 25265         35

 

his path of destiny = 35 = Quarterback.

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Tim Tebow was born on August 14th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tebow

August 14th, 1987

8 + 14 +1+9+8+7 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  Internationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.  Legacy.

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August 14th, 1987

August 14th

8 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 26 = his personal year (from August 14th, 2011 to August 13th, 2012) = Popular.  In the news.  Making headlines.

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Ginger White

November 28, 2011, 4:33 p.m.

The Atlanta woman who says she carried on a 13-year affair with Herman Cain said she came forward because she believed the story eventually would surface.”I’m not proud,” Ginger White told Atlanta’s WAGA-TV in a report that aired Monday evening. “I didn’t want to come out with this. I did not.”

Cain preemptively addressed White’s allegations in a CNN interview before the WAGA report aired. Without naming White, he denied they had an affair but admitted to a friendship.

It was more than that, White told reporter Dale Russell.

She said the two met in the late 1990s, while Cain was on a business trip for the National Restaurant Assn. She ended up in his hotel room. From there, she said, he began flying her around the country to meet him at speaking engagements.

They often stayed at a hotel in Atlanta. He autographed two of his books for her, she said.

White said the physical relationship ended about eight months ago, according to the report, right before Cain announced he was running for president.

As for proof of the relationship, White handed over her cellphone, which contained dozens of calls and texts from a number she said was Cain’s private cellphone. The last one had been as recent as September.

When Russell, the WAGA reporter, texted the number, Cain called back. He said he knew White but was only helping her financially. Cain has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 43 years.

White told the station she came forward because she had seen Cain disparage other women who have accused Cain of sexual harassment while he was at the restaurant group.

“It bothered me that they were being demonized, sort of, they were treated as if they were automatically lying, and the burden of proof was on them,” White told the station. “I felt bad for them.”

The Cain campaign went after one accuser, Sharon Bialek, detailing a history that included lawsuits and a bankruptcy filing. White told the station that she expected the same thing to happen to her.

The report noted that White filed for bankruptcy 23 years ago and has been evicted from several residences. She filed a sexual harassment suit in 2001, the station said, which was settled.

She described herself as an unemployed single mom trying to make ends meet.

“I don’t think that makes me out to be a bad person,” she told the station. “It makes me out to be one of the millions of people right now trying to keep a roof over their head.”

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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

 

 

Ginger White

795759 58925       71

 

her path of destiny = 71 = Be professional.  Doing a good job.

 

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Herman Cain was born on December 13th, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Cain

December 13th, 1945

December 13th

12 + 13 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = his personal year (from December 13th, 2010 to December 12th, 2011) = Vulnerable.  Vulnerability.

28 year + 11 (November) = 39 = his personal month (from November 13th, 2011 to December 12th, 2011) = Half-truths.  The story is only half told when one side tells it.

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November 28, 2011

Her three successive names were signposts on a twisted, bewildering road that took her from Stalin’s Kremlin, where she was the “little princess,” to the West in a celebrated defection, then back to the Soviet Union in a puzzling homecoming, and finally to decades of obscurity, wandering and poverty.

At her birth, on Feb. 28, 1926, she was named Svetlana Stalina, the only daughter and last surviving child of the brutal Soviet tyrant Josef Stalin. After he died in 1953, she took her mother’s last name, Alliluyeva. In 1970, after her defection and an American marriage, she became and remained Lana Peters.

Ms. Peters died of colon cancer on Nov. 22 in Richland County, Wis., the county’s corporation counsel, Benjamin Southwick, said on Monday.

Her death, like the last years of her life, occurred away from public view. There were hints of it online and in Richland Center, the Wisconsin town in which she lived, though a local funeral home said to be handling the burial would not confirm the death. A county official in Wisconsin thought she might have died several months ago. Phone calls seeking information from a surviving daughter, Olga Peters, who now goes by the name Chrese Evans, were rebuffed, as were efforts to speak to her in person in Portland, Ore., where she lives and works.

Ms. Peters’s initial prominence came only from being Stalin’s daughter, a distinction that fed public curiosity about her life across three continents and many decades. She said she hated her past and felt like a slave to extraordinary circumstances. Yet she drew on that past, and the infamous Stalin name, in writing two best-selling autobiographies.

Long after fleeing her homeland, she seemed to be still searching for something — sampling religions, from Hinduism to Christian Science, falling in love and constantly moving. Her defection took her from India, through Europe, to the United States. After moving back to Moscow in 1984, and from there to Soviet Georgia, friends told of her going again to America, then to England, then to France, then back to America, then to England again, and on and on. All the while she faded from the public eye.

Ms. Peters was said to have lived in a cabin with no electricity in northern Wisconsin; another time, in a Roman Catholic convent in Switzerland. In 1992, she was reported to be living in a shabby part of West London in a home for elderly people with emotional problems.

“You can’t regret your fate,” Ms. Peters once said, “although I do regret my mother didn’t marry a carpenter.”

Hers was a life worthy of a Russian novel. It began with a loving relationship with Stalin, who had taken the name, meaning “man of steel,” as a young man. (He was born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili.) Millions died under his brutally repressive rule, but at home he called his daughter “little sparrow,” cuddled and kissed her, showered her with presents, and entertained her with American movies.

She became a celebrity in her country, compared to Shirley Temple in the United States. Thousands of babies were named Svetlana. So was a perfume.

At 18, she was setting the table in a Kremlin dining room when Churchill happened upon her. They had a spirited conversation.

But all was not perfect even then. The darkest moment of her childhood came when her mother, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Stalin’s second wife, committed suicide in 1932. Svetlana, who was 6, was told that her mother had died of appendicitis. She did not learn the truth for a decade.

In her teenage years, her father was consumed by the war with Germany and grew distant and sometimes abusive. One of her brothers, Yakov, was captured by the Nazis, who offered to exchange him for a German general. Stalin refused, and Yakov was killed.

In her memoirs she told of how Stalin had sent her first love, a Jewish filmmaker, to Siberia for 10 years. She wanted to study literature at Moscow University, but Stalin demanded that she study history. She did. After graduation, again following her father’s wishes, she became a teacher, teaching Soviet literature and the English language. She then worked as a literary translator.

A year after her father broke up her first romance, she told him she wanted to marry another Jewish man, Grigory Morozov, a fellow student. Stalin slapped her and refused to meet him. This time, however, she had her way. She married Mr. Morozov in 1945. They had one child, Iosif, before divorcing in 1947.

Her second marriage, in 1949, was more to Stalin’s liking. The groom, Yuri Zhdanov, was the son of Stalin’s right-hand man, Andrei Zhdanov. The couple had a daughter, Yekaterina, the next year. But they, too, divorced soon afterward.

Her world grew darker in her father’s last years. Nikita S. Khrushchev, Stalin’s successor as Soviet leader, wrote in his memoirs about the New Year’s party in 1952 when Stalin grabbed Svetlana by the hair and forced her to dance.

After Stalin died in 1953, his legacy was challenged, and the new leaders were eager to put his more egregious policies behind them. Svetlana lost many of her privileges. In the 1960s, when she fell in love with Brijesh Singh, an Indian Communist who was visiting Moscow, Soviet officials refused to let her marry him. After he became ill and died, they only reluctantly gave her permission, in early 1967, to take his ashes home to India.

Once in India, Ms. Alliluyeva, as she was known now, evaded Soviet agents in the K.G.B. and showed up at the United States Embassy in New Delhi seeking political asylum. The world watched in amazement as Stalin’s daughter, granted protection, became the most high-profile Soviet exile since the ballet virtuoso Rudolf Nureyev defected in 1961. The United States quickly dispatched a C.I.A. officer to help her travel through Italy to neutral Switzerland, but American officials worried that accepting her into the United States could damage its improving relations with Moscow. Finally, President Lyndon B. Johnson, on humanitarian grounds, agreed to admit her but asked that there be as little fanfare as possible.

Unknown to Washington at the time, the K.G.B. was discussing plans to assassinate Ms. Alliluyeva, according to former agency officials who were quoted by The Washington Times in 1992. But, they said, the K.G.B. backed off for fear an assassination would be traced back to it too easily.

Her arrival in New York, in April 1967, was more triumphant than low-key. Reporters and photographers were waiting at the airport, and she held a news conference in which she denounced the Soviet regime. Her autobiography, “Twenty Letters to a Friend,” was published later that year, bringing her more than $2.5 million. In 1969 she recounted her journey from the Soviet Union in a second memoir, “Only One Year.”

Settling in Princeton, N.J., Ms. Alliluyeva made a public show of burning her Soviet passport, saying she would never return to the Soviet Union. She denounced her father as “a moral and spiritual monster,” called the Soviet system “profoundly corrupt” and likened the K.G.B. to the German Gestapo.

Writing in Esquire magazine, Garry Wills and Ovid Demaris — under the headline “How the Daughter of Stalin Denounced Communism and Embraced God, America and Apple Pie” — said the Svetlana Alliluyeva saga added up to “the Reader’s Digest ultimate story.”

As the Kremlin feared, Ms. Alliluyeva became a weapon in the cold war. In 1968, she denounced the trial of four Soviet dissidents as “a mockery of justice.” On Voice of America radio, Soviet citizens heard her declare that life in the United States was “free, gay and full of bright colors.”

In interviews, however, she acknowledged loneliness. She missed her son, Iosif, who was 22 when she left Russia, and her daughter, Yekaterina, who was then 17. But she seemed to find new vibrancy in 1970, when she married William Wesley Peters. Mr. Peters had been chief apprentice to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright and, for a time, the husband of Wright’s adopted daughter.

Wright’s widow, Olgivanna Wright, encouraged the Peters-Alliluyeva marriage, even though the adopted daughter was Mrs. Wright’s biological daughter from a previous marriage. That daughter was also named Svetlana, and Mrs. Wright saw mystical meaning in the match.

The couple lived with Mrs. Wright and others at Taliesin West, the architect’s famous desert compound in Scottsdale, Ariz. There, Ms. Peters began chafing at the strict communal lifestyle enforced by Mrs. Wright, finding her as authoritarian as her father. Mr. Peters, meanwhile, objected to his wife’s buying a house in a nearby resort area, declaring he didn’t want “a two-bit suburban life.”

Within two years they separated. Ms. Peters was granted custody of their 8-month-old daughter, Olga. They divorced in 1973.

Information about the next few years is sketchier. Ms. Peters became a United States citizen in 1978 and later told The Trenton Times that she had registered as a Republican and donated $500 to the conservative magazine National Review, saying it was her favorite publication.

She and Olga moved to California, living there in several places before uprooting themselves again in 1982, this time for England so that Olga could enroll in an English boarding school. She also began to speak more favorably of her father, Time magazine reported, and perhaps felt she had betrayed him. “My father would have shot me for what I have done,” she said in 1983.

At the same time, Stalin was being partly rehabilitated in the Soviet Union, and Soviet officials, after blocking Ms. Peters’s attempts to communicate with her children in Russia, relaxed their grip. Iosif, then 38 and practicing as a physician, began calling regularly. He said he would try to come to England to see her.

“For this desperate woman, seeing Iosif appeared to herald a new beginning,” Time said.

Abruptly, however, Iosif was refused permission to travel. So in November 1984, Ms. Peters and 13-year-old Olga — who was distraught because she had not been consulted about the move — went to Moscow and asked to be taken back. Lana Peters now denounced the West. She had not known “one single day” of freedom in the West, she told reporters. She was quoted as saying that she had been a pet of the C.I.A. Any conservative views she had expressed in the United States, if they still existed, went unexpressed. When an ABC correspondent in Moscow tried to question her a few days later, she exploded in anger, exclaiming: “You are savages! You are uncivilized people! Goodbye to you all.”

Ms. Peters and Olga were given Soviet citizenship, but soon their lives worsened. The son and daughter who lived in Russia began shunning her and Olga. Defying the officialatheism of the state, Olga insisted on wearing a crucifix. They moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, but it was no better than Moscow.

In April 1986 they returned to the United States, with no opposition by the Soviet authorities. Settling at first in Wisconsin, Ms. Peters disavowed the anti-Western things she had said upon her arrival in Moscow, saying she had been mistranslated, particularly the statement about being a pet of the C.I.A. Olga returned to school in England.

Ms. Peters said she was now impoverished. She had given much of her book profits to charity, she said, and was saddled with debt and failed investments. An odd, formless odyssey began. Friends said she appeared unable to live anywhere for more than two years.

Mr. Peters died in 1991. Ms. Peters’s son, Iosif Morozov, died in November 2008.

Besides her daughter Olga, now Ms. Evans, Ms. Peters is survived by her daughter Yekaterina Zhdanov, who is said to be living on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Siberia, according to Russian press reports. Ms. Peters had lived in Richland Center for three years. She enjoyed sewing and reading, mainly nonfiction, and didn’t own a television set. In an interview with The Wisconsin State Journal in 2010, she was asked if her father had loved her. She thought he did, she said, because she had red hair and freckles, like his mother.

But she could not forgive his cruelty to her. “He broke my life,” she said. “I want to explain to you. He broke my life.”

And he left a shadow from which she could never emerge. “Wherever I go,” she said, “here, or Switzerland, or India, or wherever. Australia. Some island. I will always be a political prisoner of my father’s name.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/world/europe/stalins-daughter-dies-at-85.html

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Svetlana Stalina was born on February 28th, 1926 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lana_Peters

February 28th, 1926

2 + 28 +1+9+2+6 = 48 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Purpose.  Meaning.  Direction.  Wandering.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  What is the meaning of life?

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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

 

 

Lana Peters

3151 752591        39

 

her path of destiny = 39 = The story is only half told when one side tells it.

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On the run: Arthur Morgan III (right) is charged with the murder of his two-year-old daughter Tierra Morgan-Glover (left)

11:12 AM on 28th November 2011

A manhunt for a father accused of tossing his two-year-old daughter into a creek to die has gone nationwide.

Tierra Morgan Glover was found face down in a stream, still strapped in her car seat in a New Jersey park on Tuesday.

Her father, 27-year-old Arthur Morgan III of Ocean Township, had picked her up for a court-approved visit and was supposed to be taking her to see the animated film Happy Feet Two.

Morgan has been charged with her murder and the FBI and U.S. Marshals are now among several agencies now involved in the nationwide search.

Morgan also was added this weekend as a featured fugitive on the ‘America’s Most Wanted’ television show’s website.

Authorities believe Morgan fled the state and may have headed out West.

The toddler was found by a group of teens on Tuesday, partially submerged in a creek at Shark River Park in Wall, New Jersey. The cause of death was determined by as ‘homicidal violence with submersion in water.’

A warrant charging Morgan with child endangerment was issued before the girl’s body was found.

But an abduction alert for Tierra was not issued because the state had no reason to believe the child was in danger until she was found dead.

Morgan met the child’s mother Imani Benton, 24, at a supermarket on Monday to take her out for the rest of the day, reported the Asbury Park Press.

Morgan had not visited the child in a month and planned to take her to the park before watching the film.

He was legally-obliged to return Tierra by 9pm but when he did not come back Ms Benton called police, the girl’s grandmother told the newspaper.

A 15-year-old boy was one of three teenagers who saw her hand sticking out of a river in Shark River Park on Tuesday and realised it was that of a child.

Park rangers then called police.

‘The detectives came to my door and told me she was dead in the woods. I don’t know what I’m going to do’

Imani Benton

The creek, about 20 miles north of where she lived, is up to 7ft deep in the area where the body was found, near an overpass 15ft above the creek.

Ms Benton was told on Tuesday night her daughter was dead, just over 24 hours after she had left her with Morgan.

‘The detectives came to my door and told me she was dead in the woods,’ she told the Asbury Park Press. ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do.’

 

Thanksgiving tragedy: Tierra's home in Lakehurst, New JerseyThanksgiving tragedy: Tierra’s home in Lakehurst, New Jersey

 

Sympathy: Flowers rest on a chair near the front door of Tierra Morgan's homeSympathy: Flowers rest on a chair near the front door of Tierra Morgan’s home

 

She was later hospitalised, the Star Ledger reported.

Around 100 neighbors and friends gathered outside the child’s home on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of the little girl .

A visibly distressed Benton cried out repeatedly: ‘She was my baby girl’.

Tragic: The toddler was still strapped in her car seat when she was found partially submerged in a creek at Shark River Park in New JerseyTragic: The toddler was still strapped in her car seat when she was found partially submerged in a creek at Shark River Park in New Jersey

Speaking through tears Tierra’s grandmother, Michelle Simmons told mourners: ‘I appreciate all the neighbours, ‘ patch.com reported.

She added: ‘I hope that he is caught and justice is served.’

Lisa Haus, a neighbor who organised the event wrote on Facebook: ‘This is such a shame what has happened, and I would love to do something for the family, but there is nothing you could say or do in a time like this to ease the pain,’

‘So please everyone, join me in lighting a candle for this precious angel.’

Mourners paid their respects on Thanksgiving morning laying flower offerings, Starburst candy and and a toy penguin from ‘Happy Feet Two,’ the film she was supposed to see on the day she died.

The funeral is to take place today at 10am at the Cathedral International in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

The creek, about 20 miles north of where she lived, is up to 7ft deep in the area where the body was found, near an overpass 15ft above the creek.Map: The creek, about 20 miles north of where she lived, is up to 7ft deep in the area where the body was found, near an overpass 15ft above the creek.

story from and video at:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067042/Most-Wanted-Nationwide-manhunt-father-tossed-year-old-creek-die-strapped-car-seat.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

 

 

Arthur Morgan

192839 469715           64

 

his path of destiny = 64 = Darkest hour.  Solitary confinement.

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Emma Sullivan tweets on her decision not to apologize to the Kansas governor.

Emma Sullivan, the Kansas teenager whose tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback has turned the conservative Republican into a social media target, is standing by her refusal to apologize.

In an exchange of emails with the Los Angeles Times, Sullivan on Monday said she won’t comply with her principal’s demand that she write an apology to the governor by today. Telephone calls to the principal, the school district office and to the governor’s media staff were not returned.

The face-off between Sullivan, 18, a Shawnee Mission East senior, and Brownback, 55, a former senator and 2008 presidential aspirant, has become the stuff of a David versus Goliath showdown with a touch of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” -– at least as far as some liberal elements of the blogosphere are concerned.

Sullivan’s followers have increased from about five dozen to more than 7,400 in just days, a rate of growth that would be the envy of any celebrity. She out-pulls Brownback by a ratio of better than 2 to 1.

Sullivan has attracted a range of support from the liberal side of the blogosphere, which sees the battle as one for her free speech rights. That Brownback, who has been out front in his conservative positions including strongly opposing abortion rights, is on the other side is all the sweeter for liberals.

The incident began Nov. 21, when Sullivan attended a Youth in Government program at the state Capitol.

At the event, she tweeted: “Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.”

In reality, she made no such comment. But in the brave new world of instantaneous electronic communication, that doesn’t matter. The tweet itself was reality enough for Brownback’s staff, which — like most political protectors — routinely monitors the social media whirl.

Staffers contacted the youth program. Word eventually went downhill, and Sullivan was called to the principal’s office.

There, principal Karl R. Krawitz reportedly ordered her to send Brownback a letter of apology and even, Sullivan said to the Associated Press, suggested talking points for the note she was to hand in Monday.

“I’ve decided not to write the letter but I hope this opens the door for average citizens to voice their opinion & to be heard!” Sullivan tweeted.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/11/teen-tweeter-gives-kansas-governor-political-headache.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

 

 

Emma Sullivan

5441 13339415       43

 

her path of destiny = 43 = Friends.  Friendship.  Congratulations.  Enjoyment.  Fun times.

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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

 

 

Emma Sullivan

5        1  3  15

 

her primary challenge (ES) and what she must do/has to do (EA) both = 51 = Government.  Governor.  Elected officials.  Elections.  Voting.

the most important thing she can do = EL = 53 = Debates.  Principles.  Passionate about her beliefs.

how she obtains her heart’s desire = EN = 55 = Insight.  Clarity.  Seeing things as they truly are.  Having a way with words.

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File:Sam Brownback official portrait 2.jpg

Sam Brownback was born on September 12th, 1956 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Brownback and http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Brownback%2C_Sam

September 12th, 1956

September 12th

9 + 12 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = his personal year (from September 12th, 2011 to September 11th, 2012) = Activists.  Movements.  People rooting for the underdog.

25 year + 11 (November) = 36 = his personal month (from November 12th, 2011 to December 11th, 2011) = Overreaching.  Throwing his weight around.

36 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday November 27th, 2011) = 63 = his personal day = Anguish.

36 month + 28 (28th of the month on Monday November 28th, 2011) = 64 = his personal day = Darkest hour.  A karmic drama that just needs to be played out to its conclusion.

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Ken Russell

8 November 2011       04:55 ET

British film director Ken Russell, who was Oscar-nominated for his 1969 film Women In Love, has died at the age of 84.

His son, Alex, said he died peacefully in his sleep in a hospital on Sunday.

During his career, he became known for his controversial films including Women In Love, which featured Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude.

He also directed the infamous religious drama The Devils and The Who’s rock opera, Tommy, in 1975.

Film-maker Michael Winner hailed Russell’s “duplicity of mind”, adding he had made an “enormous contribution” to British cinema.

“He pushed the barriers completely and got away with it sometimes and didn’t others, but he made some startling movies,” he told the BBC.

“He had an eye for the composition of each image on the screen – a great eye for imagery and then, of course, he had a great idea for the grotesque.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15917073

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Ken Russell was born on July 3rd, 1927 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Russell

July 3rd, 1927

7 + 3 +1+9+2+7 = 29 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Skilled.  Talented.

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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

 

 

Ken Russell

255 9311533        37

 

his path of destiny = Deeply emotional.  A real family man.  Women in Love.

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Gary Speed and wife Louise

28 November 2011      03:37 ET

Family, friends and the football world are trying to come to terms with the death of Wales manager Gary Speed.

Tributes continue to pour in after the 42-year-old was found dead at his home in Chester on Sunday morning. It is understood he was found hanged.

Former team-mate John Hartson said the death had left him “devastated”.

Fans paid tribute at Sunday’s Swansea-Aston Villa game when a minute’s silence turned into applause.

Figures across the world of football have expressed their shock at the death of Speed, who leaves a wife and two children.

Former Wales striker Hartson had been due to commentate for the BBC at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium but pulled out because he was so upset.

He wrote on Twitter that Speed’s death had left him totally devastated: “A son, father and a husband. I’ll miss you Speedo. Heartbroken,” he wrote.

Welsh international Craig Bellamy was withdrawn from the Liverpool squad for Sunday’s game against Chelsea by his manager Kenny Dalglish, who felt he was too upset to play.

Speed, born in Mancot, Flintshire, had appeared on BBC1’s Football Focus show on Saturday afternoon, just hours before his death.

Manchester United and England striker Michael Owen, who went to the same school in Flintshire, said Speed was a rare player who was respected by all supporters.

“Everyone knew that Gary Speed was a gentleman,” he said.

Everyone knew that Gary Speed was a gentleman… his footballing ability was without question but I would like to focus on him as a person”

Michael OwenManchester United

“His footballing ability was without question but I would like to focus on him as a person.

“He lived in my area only 10 or 15 miles away. The whole mood of Cheshire when the news broke was utter shock and disbelief. Devastated.”

Speed enjoyed a long and distinguished playing career which included periods with Everton, Newcastle, Bolton, Sheffield United and Leeds, where he won the First Division title in 1992, the year before it became the Premier League.

He was also Wales’ most capped outfield player, winning 85 international caps, and managed Sheffield United before becoming Wales boss in December 2010.

After a difficult start, Wales’ 4-1 friendly win over Norway on 12 November was his side’s third successive win.

‘Pinnacle of his career’

Laura McAllister, chair of Sport Wales and a former Wales women’s international, said: “I think he was just a phenomenal advert and a phenomenal model really for professionals now.

Wales manager Gary Speed shouts out instructions during the 4-1 friendly win over Norway
Gary Speed had said he was satisfied with his first 10 games in charge of Wales

“He had moulded a team and that’s his legacy – he moulded a team in his own image.

“He would say they are more talented than him but they were players that wanted to put on the red shirt and that wanted to represent their country and that’s a fantastic tribute to his managerial skills.”

Former Wales manager Bobby Gould said Speed had so much left to offer and, as manager of his country, was at the “pinnacle of his career”.

“I think it’s shock really now. I’ve been awake since half past five and you chew over things in your mind and you get up and think ‘what will today bring?’ ” he said.

“I wouldn’t like to experience another day like yesterday.”

Manchester United and Wales star Ryan Giggs said Speed, who was awarded the MBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours for his services to the game, was “one of the nicest men in football”.

Cheshire Police said on Sunday that Speed’s body was discovered at his home in Huntington, on the outskirts of Chester.

Officers said there were no suspicious circumstances.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15915210

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Gary Speed was born on September 8th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Speed

September 8th, 1969

9 + 8 +1+9+6+9 = 42 = his life lesson = what he was here to learn = Everybody loved Gary Speed.

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September 8th, 1969

September 8th

9 + 8 +2+0+1+1 = 21 = his personal year (from September 8th, 2011 to September 7th, 2012) = Universally appreciated.  Timeless classic.

21 year + 11 (November) = 32 = his personal month (from November 8th, 2011 to December 7th, 2011) = Fighting the good fight.

32 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday November 27th, 2011) = 59 = his personal day = Personal meltdown.  Funeral.

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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

 

 

Gary Speed

7197 17554        46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = So young.

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Bernie Fine (right), fired on Sunday, was in his 36th season as coach at Syracuse.

Monday November 28, 2011       12:14AM

“The Penn State thing came out, and the kid behind this is trying to get money. He’s tried before. And now he’s trying again. If he gets this, he’s going to sue the university and Bernie. What do you think is going to happen at Penn State? You know how much money is going to be involved in civil suits? I’d say about $50 million. That’s what this is about. Money.
— Jim Boeheim, two weeks ago

The Penn State thing. It hovers over Syracuse University today. The scandals at Penn State and Syracuse are completely unrelated and inextricably linked.

This isn’t fair. The accusations against Bernie Fine are very similar to the accusations against Jerry Sandusky, but the accusations against Syracuse are not similar to the accusations against Penn State.

Penn State is accused of covering up eyewitness accounts of sexual molestation. Nobody has alleged that at Syracuse. Boeheim said dumb things to support his friend, and he deserves heat for it. But Penn State officials allegedly heard about specific incidents, shortly after they occurred, from independent observers, and did nothing. That is an enormous difference.

And yet … well, this could become a Penn State thing, in nationwide sentiment if not in the legal system. The wave of public opinion can rise up and drown careers.

Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor knows that. She isn’t dumb. She saw another school president, Graham Spanier, lose his job when the Penn State thing hit. She won’t let it happen to her. That was evident in the first six words of Syracuse’s statement Sunday night:

“At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine’s employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately.”

At the direction of Chancellor Cantor. The wording was surely intentional. Syracuse just cut off Boeheim’s right-hand man, and the university administration is already distancing itself publicly from its head basketball coach. Fine was Boeheim’s guy, not Cantor’s, and she wants the world to know it.

Three men accuse Fine of molesting them. Forget Boeheim for a moment. What do you think of that sentence? What are the chances of three men concocting a false accusation of that magnitude, against a famous coach, and attaching their names to it? It’s important to note, the legal system will ultimately determine if these accusations have any merit.

When the first two accusations came out, Boeheim lashed out at the accusers. He said they were lying. Maybe they were. I don’t know and you don’t know. Point is, Boeheim didn’t know either. But he said he did.

Then ESPN reported the third accusation. And ESPN reported that in a phone conversation, Fine’s wife Laurie said Fine “needs help” and “thinks he’s above the law.” (The audio is available online.)

Now Boeheim is on an island with an accused pedophile, and he is desperately trying to swim home. He says he “deeply” regrets his previous statements that Fine’s accusers were out for money. He says he is “personally very shocked because I have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged.” In public perception, Fine belongs to Boeheim, which means Boeheim belongs to Fine.

He also said they were out for money, which fed the worst perceptions about accusers. It was totally wrong, and he deserves criticism for it.

But understand: Boeheim knew the accusations were several years old, that they had been investigated by the police and two media organizations, and no charges were filed and no reports were published. Then, in the wake of the Sandusky allegations, the old accusations against Fine came back. Boeheim and Fine had been close friends for decades. Can’t we at least understand why Boeheim reacted the way he did, even if we disagree with it?

Boeheim built the Syracuse program, just as Paterno built Penn State’s. Like Paterno, he seemed un-fire-able. Fine was his No. 1 assistant coach for decades, just as Jerry Sandusky was Paterno’s top assistant.

Boeheim did what he has always done, what so many coaches do: He fought. It’s a ruthless business, and Boeheim lasted this long for a reason.

The irony, for Boeheim, is that this seems like a Penn State thing precisely because he didn’t want it to seem that way. The smart move was to shut up, or issue a short statement that couldn’t haunt him later. His bold support of Fine now looks like a cover-up.

More details will emerge. But based on what we know, here is the difference between Penn State and Syracuse:

In 1998, a woman told Penn State police that Sandusky had showered with her 11-year-old son. He allegedly said afterward, “I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness … I wish I were dead.”

Then, in 2002, Penn State coach Mike McQueary witnessed an incident between Sandusky and a prepubescent boy in the shower. According to the grand jury report, McQueary saw Sandusky raping the boy. We don’t know exactly what McQueary told Paterno or athletic director Tim Curley. But we know that Penn State acted deplorably afterward.

Now, compare this to what Bobby Davis, Fine’s first accuser, told ESPN. This was after Boeheim vehemently defended Fine and said Davis had told “a bunch of a thousand lies.”

“How does he know what happened at Bernie’s house at night?” Davis said.

“Maybe he thinks he knows Bernie like a lot of other people do,” Davis said. “They don’t know Bernie … How do they know this wasn’t happening? How can they tell people he didn’t do that to me? I don’t know how when you weren’t there.”

Again: We don’t know what else will emerge. But Fine’s accuser says Boeheim didn’t know Fine was a pedophile.

Boeheim needs to be contrite about his previous statements, keep saying he is sorry, and admit that he really doesn’t know what happened. It’s the right thing to do. It is also his only chance to survive.

Syracuse is learning a lesson from the Penn State thing, a lesson that every university and major institution needs to learn: When an accusation like this hits you, don’t hit back. And the best way to protect yourself is not to look like you are protecting yourself at all.

from:  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/michael_rosenberg/11/27/syracuse.fires.fine/index.html#ixzz1ezbQKtn7

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Bernie Fine was born on December 23rd, 1945 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Fine

December 23rd, 1945

12 + 23 +1+9+4+5 = 54 = his life lesson = Allegations.  Living a double life.  Things are not as they appear.  Ask questions.  Outed.

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December 23rd, 1945

December 23rd

12 + 23 +2+0+1+0 = 38 = his personal year (from December 23rd, 2010 to December 22nd, 2011) = Pervert.  Wife turns him in.

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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

 

 

Bernie Fine

259595 6955        60

 

his path of destiny = 60 = Just go away.

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Jim Boeheim was born on November 17th, 1944 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Boeheim

November 17th, 1944

11 + 17 +1+9+4+4 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = The past.  Personal history.  Kids.

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A couple in their tent on the edge of the Occupy L.A camp in front of City Hall Saturday

November 27, 2011       12:43 pm

Police officers were laying the groundwork Sunday morning for moving in to remove campers and demonstrators from the Occupy L.A. site around City Hall — an action that could take place just after midnight.

Two officers circulated through the 1.7 acres of green space Sunday morning, handing out fliers notifying demonstrators that their presence on the lawn violated two city ordinances, one that bans camping in city park space and another that sets legal hours of park use as 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Until now local authorities have tolerated and, at times, even commended the seven-week occupation — an extension of the Occupy Wall Street movement for economic justice that began in New York City’s financial district and spread across the county.

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The encampment in Los Angeles is the largest remaining in the country. Camp removals in some places, including New York City, Oakland and UC Davis, have resulted in rough treatment of demonstrators by police who encountered resistance.

The two officers with fliers declined to give their first names but their badges identified them as officers Martinez and Wyno.

People accepted the fliers, but there was little interaction.

“I respect what you guys do,” one protester told the officers.

Los Angeles police have tried to live down a legacy that includes excessive use of force on peaceful demonstrators. The city has paid out more than $12 million in civil settlements since officers fired foam bullets and struck people with batons to disperse a crowd at a MacArthur Park rally for immigrant rights on May Day 2007.

On Thanksgiving, officers delivered two turkeys to the encampment. But on the same day, protesters booed when workers posted signs listing the park’s official hours of operation.

Officers moved slowly and carefully to make arrests when demonstrators recently shut down a busy downtown intersection. That incident concluded peacefully.

On Sunday, even police — at least at the street level — expressed uncertainty about what would happen at midnight, when the city officially wants protesters out. Occupy organizers said there are 543 tents and about 600 to 700 people at the site. Police said their count is about the same.

“We have absolutely no idea” what will happen, said Officer Wyno.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/police-signal-their-intent-to-remove-occupy-la-as-soon-as-midnight.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

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Occupy Los Angeles first manifested on October 1st, 2011 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Los_Angeles

October 1st, 2011

10 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = Occupy Los Angeles’ life lesson = Wall Street.  Greed.

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October 1st, 2011

10 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = Occupy Los Angeles’ personal year (from October 1st, 2011 to October 1st, 2012) = Wall Street.  Greed.

15 year + 11 (November) = 26 = Occupy Los Angeles’ personal month (for November 2011) = Photos.  Television.  In the news.  Making headlines.

26 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday November 27th, 2011) = 53 = Occupy Los Angeles’  personal day (on Sunday November 27th, 2011) = Principles.

26 month + 28 (28th of the month on Monday November 28th, 2011) = 54 = Occupy Los Angeles’  personal day (on Monday November 28th, 2011) = Spontaneous.  Interviews.  Live footage.  Check it out.  Let’s watch and see what happens.

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Michael Robles and Kathy Cary Scharbarth

November 27, 2011       1:04 pm

A 34-year-old Carlsbad woman found strangled Saturday had gotten a restraining order just days earlier against the former boyfriend now accused of kidnapping and killing her.

Kathy Cary Scharbarth had gotten the order against Michael David Robles, 43, of Fallbrook, as part of a case of alleged domestic violence.

When she went missing Thursday, her family and current boyfriend notified police. Robles was arrested on Saturday, and Scharbarth’s body was found hours later.

The county medical examiner has determined that she died from strangulation.

Scharbarth is survived by her parents and 13-year-old daughter. Robles is being held in county jail in Vista without bail and is set to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of kidnapping and first-degree murder.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/strangling-victim-restraining-order-ex-boyfriend.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

 

 

Kathy Scharbarth

21287 1381921928         64

 

her path of destiny = 64 = Misfortune.

     

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using the number/letter grid:

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

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Michael Robles

4938153 962351        59

 

his path of destiny = 59 = Fall from grace.  Winning at any cost.  Personal meltdown.

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Jerald Newman, 54, spent Friday night in a Maricopa County jail hours after being arrested.An Arizona man lay handcuffed and non-responsive on the floor of a Walmart early on Black Friday.

10:56 PM EST       Sat November 26, 2011

An Arizona police department will conduct an investigation into the bloody arrest of a 54-year-old grandfather during a Black Friday sale at a Walmart, an assistant police chief said Saturday.

Jerald Newman, 54, was released Saturday from a Maricopa County jail, his wife, Pamela, told CNN. He has been charged with resisting arrest and shoplifting.

“(He is) as good as expected … but he is emotionally and mentally a wreck,” she said.

Newman was among a throng of shoppers crammed into a Buckeye, Arizona, Walmart soon after it opened late the night of Thanksgiving.

“They were just letting people in; there was nowhere to walk,” said his daughter, Berneta Sanchez, who was also in the store. “Teenagers and adults were fighting for these games, taking them away from little kids and away from my father.”

The suspect’s grandson, Nicholas Nava, told CNN affiliate KNXV that Newman had grabbed one video game and put it under his shirt so that others jostling for the game didn’t take it from him. One person alerted a police officer, who then approached Newman.

David Chadd, a CNN iReporter from Las Vegas, was among the crowd shopping for video games set up in the Walmart’s grocery section. He said Newman “was not resisting” arrest as he was led away from the crowd by a police officer.

That officer, Chadd said, then suddenly hooked the suspect around the leg, grabbed him and “slammed him face first into the ground.”

“It was like a bowling ball hitting the ground, that’s how bad it was,” he said.

Video, recorded by Chadd and later posted on CNN’s iReport, shows an apparently unconscious Newman head-down on the floor in a pool of blood. As he’s turned over, Buckeye police officers appear to try to revive him — at which point his face, covered mostly in blood, is revealed.

Several voices, apparently those of fellow shoppers, are heard saying, “Why would you throw him down so hard? All he did was shoplifting and you threw him down like that?” Another person says, “They threw him down. He wasn’t doing anything wrong.”

Two citizens then appear to come to Newman’s aid by applying paper towels to the man’s nose. Chadd estimated Newman was knocked out for about 10 minutes, all the while gushing blood and handcuffed.

Buckeye Assistant Police Chief Larry Hall said Saturday that Newman’s case is “basically in the court’s hands right now, as far as the resisting arrest and shoplifting goes.”

The department will conduct an investigation to assess whether the actions of the police officer involved in the arrest were “within reason,” based on “our policy and also the law.” He said that probe would happen soon, adding it was “days away.”

“We may have an independent agency conduct the inquiry, just to show transparency,” Hall said.

As to the criminal charges, Todd Nolan — the attorney representing Newman — said his office will conduct discovery procedures Monday with police “to gather evidence proving my client is innocent.”

The suspect himself plans to speak to the media later next week, his lawyer said.

Walmart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie said the retail giant was aware of the incident.

“We are concerned whenever there is an incident involving a customer at one of our stores,” Hardie said. “We are in contact with the local police and are sharing any information we have with them.”

Sanchez described her father as “a really nice man,” saying he is a custom furniture maker who preaches through the California prison system. He has raised his grandson from birth and, even while in the hospital, Sanchez said the boy was her father’s chief concern.

Whatever happens, Sanchez vowed that next year she won’t be shopping in the wee hours of the Friday morning after Thanksgiving.

“I will never leave my house again on Black Friday, because I don’t want to put my daughter through that again,” she said, noting her daughter was there to see police standing over her bloody grandfather. “I’d rather stay home. And if they have Black Friday, they need more security.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/26/justice/arizona-walmart-arrest/index.html?npt=NP1

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Jerald Newman was born on November 15th, 1957 according to http://www.jail.org/idms63748/jerald_allen_newman_mugshot.htm

November 15th, 1957

11 + 15 +1+9+5+7 = 48 = his life lesson = Video games.

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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

 

 

Jerald Newman

159134 555415        48

 

his path of destiny = 48 = Video games.

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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

 

 

Jerald Alen Newman

159134 1355 555415        62

 

his path of destiny = 62 = Arrested.  Handcuffed.  Jail.

 

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	Jason Witten tackles a Cowboys cheerleader.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Sat Nov 26       09:08pm EST

Cheerleader Melissa Kellerman was barely into the middle part of her 15 minutes of fame when the Dallas Cowboys pulled the plug.

Kellerman, a 22-year-old student in her fourth year with the team, became a national sensation on Thanksgiving when she was accidentally tackled on the sideline by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell reported that Kellerman was forced to delete her Twitter account after posting two messages on Friday morning about the incident. Her Tweets were good-natured and innocuous.

Cowboys cheerleader knocked over by Witten forced off Twitter

Those were pretty much the perfect tweets: Clever, self-deprecating and a bit funny. (We’ll even ignore the winking emoticons.) Why did she have to delete her Twitter account? Do the Cowboys believe cheerleaders are only to be seen, not heard?

Hardly. The team allows cameras to record cheerleader auditions for a reality show on CMT. It’s alright when the team controls the message but not when a cheerleader begins to get a following and has the stage to herself? This should have been a win-win for everyone involved. Witten looked chivalrous when he helped up Kellerman, she became endearing with her laughter and positive attitude. Both the franchise and the cheerleaders looked good after this. Now, only Kellerman does.

The 22-year old South Carolina native is studying to become a teacher.

story from and video at:  http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Cowboys-cheerleader-knocked-over-by-Witten-force?urn=nfl-wp12519

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Cowboys cheerleader knocked over by Witten forced off Twitter

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

 

 

Melissa Kellerman

4539111 253359415          61

 

her path of destiny = 61 = Sidelines.  Doing 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

 

 

Melissa Rae Kellerman

MRK

  92

 

her salvation number = RK = 92 = Legal dealings.  Legal process.  Legal proceedings.  Court settlement.

[So we’ll see if this story goes any further and Melissa gets some $ out of the franchise for their actions.]

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Jason Witten was born on May 6th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Witten

May 6th, 1982

May 6th

5 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 15 = his personal year (from May 6th, 2011 to May 5th, 2012) = The bottom line.

15 year + 11 (November) = 26 = his personal month (from November 6th, 2011 to December 5th, 2011) = Photos.  Cheerleader.  Popular.  Television.  Making headlines.  In the news.

26 month + 24 (24th of the month on Thursday November 24th, 2011) = 50 = his personal day = 6-foot-6, 265 pound Pro Bowler.

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November 24, 2011

Lynn Margulis was among the most creative challengers of mainstream Darwinian thinking of the late 20thcentury. She challenged what she called “ultra-Darwinian orthodoxy” with several ideas. The first, and most successful, is the concept of symbiosis. Darwin and his heirs had always emphasized the role that competition between individuals and species played in evolution. In the 1960′s, however, Margulis began arguing that symbiosis had been an equally important factor–and perhaps more important–in the evolution of life. One of the greatest mysteries in evolution concerns the evolution of prokaryotes, cells that lack a nucleus and are the simplest of all organisms, into eukaryotes, cells that have nuclei. All multi-cellular organisms, including humans, consist of eukaryotic cells.

Margulis proposed that eukaryotes may have emerged when one prokaryote absorbed another, smaller one, which became the nucleus. She suggested that such cells be considered not as individual organisms but as “composites.” After Margulis provided examples of symbiotic relationships among living microorganisms, she gradually won support for her views on the role of symbiosis in early evolution. She did not stop there, however. Like Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge, authors of the punctuated equilibrium hypothesis, she argued that conventional Darwinian mechanisms could not account for the stops and starts observed in the fossil record. Symbiosis, she suggested, could explain why species appear so suddenly and why they persist so long without changing.

Margulis’s emphasis on symbiosis led naturally to a much more radical idea: Gaia. The concept and term (Gaia was the Greek goddess of the earth) were originally proposed in 1972 by James Lovelock, a British chemist and inventor. Gaia comes in many guises, but the basic idea is that the biota, the sum of all life on earth, is locked in a symbiotic relationship with the environment–the atmosphere, the seas and other aspects of the earth’s surface. In fact, the biota chemically regulates the environment in such a way as to promote its own survival. Margulis was immediately taken with Gaia, and she joined Lovelock in promulgating the idea.

I met Margulis in May 1994 in the first-class lounge of New York’s Pennsylvania Station, where she was waiting for a train. She resembled an aging tomboy: she had short hair and ruddy skin, and she wore a striped, short-sleeve shirt and khaki pants. She dutifully played the radical, at first. She ridiculed the suggestion of Ernst Mayr, Richard Dawkins and other ultra-Darwinians that evolutionary biology might be nearing completion, in terms of not requiring any major additions or revisions. “They’re finished,” Margulis declared, “but that’s just a small blip in the 20th century history of biology rather than a full-fledged and valid science.”

She emphasized that she had no problem with the basic premise of Darwinism. “Evolution no doubts occurs, and it’s been seen to occur, and it’s occurring now. Everyone who’s scientific-minded agrees with that. The question is, how does it occur? And that’s where everyone parts company.” Ultra-Darwinians, by focusing on the gene as the unit of selection, had failed to explain how speciation occurs. Only a much broader theory that incorporates symbiosis and higher-level selection could account for the diversity of the fossil record and of life today, according to Margulis.

Symbiosis, she added, also allows a kind of Lamarckianism, or inheritance of acquired characteristics. Through symbiosis, one organism can genetically absorb or infiltrate another and thereby become more fit. For example, if a translucent fungus absorbs an alga that can perform photosynthesis, the fungus may acquire the capability of photosynthesis too and pass it to its offspring. Margulis noted that Lamarck has been unfairly cast as the goat of evolutionary biology. “We have this British-French business. Darwin’s all right and Lamarck is bad. It’s really terrible.” Margulis acknowledged that symbiogenesis, the creation of new species through symbiosis, is not really an original idea. The concept was first proposed early in this century by the Russian biologist Marachovsky. Similar ideas were set forth in the 1920′s by Ivan Emmanual Wallin in a book called Symbioticism and Origins of Species. “An absolutely beautiful, wonderful book that was totally ignored,” Margulis declared.

Before meeting Margulis, I had read a draft of a book she was writing with her son, Dorian Sagan, called What Is Life? The book was an amalgam of philosophy, science and lyric tributes to “life: the eternal enigma.” It argued, in effect, for a new holistic approach to biology, in which the animist beliefs of the ancients are fused with the mechanistic views of post-Newton, post-Darwin science. Margulis conceded that the book was aimed less at advancing testable, scientific assertions than at encouraging a new philosophical outlook among biologists. But the only difference between her and biologists like Dawkins, she insisted, is that she admitted her philosophical outlook instead of pretending that she didn’t have one. “Scientists are no cleaner with respect to being untouched by culture than anyone else.”

Did that mean that she did not believe science can achieve absolute truth? Margulis pondered the question a moment. She noted that science derives its power and persuasiveness from the fact that its assertions can be checked against the real world–unlike the assertions of religion, art and other modes of knowledge. “But I don’t think that’s the same as saying there’s absolute truth. I don’t think there’s absolute truth, and if there is, I don’t think any person has it.”

Then, perhaps realizing how close she was edging toward postmodernism, Margulis took pains to steer herself back toward the scientific mainstream. She resented depictions of her as a scientific feminist, who was trying to replace masculine concepts of nature with feminine ones. She conceded that, in comparison to such concepts as “survival of the fittest” and “nature red in tooth and claw,” her symbiosis views mightseem feminine. “There is that cultural overtone, but I consider that just a complete distortion.”

She rejected the notion–often associated with Gaia–that the earth is in some sense a living organism. “The earth is obviously not a live organism,” Margulis said, “because no single living organism cycles its waste. That’s so anthropomorphic, so misleading.” Lovelock encouraged this metaphor, she claimed, because he thought it would aid the cause of environmentalism, and because it suited his own quasi-spiritual leanings. “He says it’s an okay metaphor because it’s better than the old one. I think it’s bad because it’s just getting the scientists mad at you, because you’re encouraging irrationality.”

Both Gould and Dawkins have ridiculed Gaia as pseudo-science, poetry posing as a theory. But Margulis is, in at least one sense, much more hard-nosed, more of a positivist, than they are. Gould and Dawkins each resorted to speculation about extraterrestrial life in order to buttress his view of life on earth. Margulis scoffed at these tactics. Any proposals concerning the existence of life elsewhere in the universe–or its Darwinian or non-Darwinian nature–are sheer speculation, she said. “You have no constraints on the answer to that, whether it’s a frequent or infrequent thing. So I don’t see how people can have strong opinions on that. Let me put it this way: opinions aren’t science. There’s no scientific basis! It’s just opinion!”

She remembered that in the early 1970′s she had received a call from the director Steven Spielberg, who was in the process of writing the movie ET. Spielberg asked Margulis if she thought it was likely or even possible that an extraterrestrial would have two hands, each with five fingers. “I said, ‘You’re making a movie! Just make it fun! What the hell do you care! Don’t try to confuse yourself that it’s science!’”

Toward the end of our interview, I asked Margulis if she minded always being referred to as a provocateur or gadfly, or someone who was “fruitfully wrong,” as one scientist put it. She pressed her lips together, brooding over the question. “It’s kind of dismissive, not serious,” she replied. “I mean, you wouldn’t do this to a serious scientist, would you?” She stared at me, and I finally realized her question was not rhetorical; she really wanted an answer. I agreed that the descriptions seemed somewhat condescending.

“Yeah, that’s right,” she mused. Such criticism did not bother her, she insisted. “Anyone who makes this kind of ad hominem criticism exposes himself, doesn’t he? I mean, if their argument is just based on provocative adjectives about me rather than the substance of the issue, then…”  Her voice trailed off. Like other mavericks I have met, Margulis could not help but yearn, now and then, to be a respected member of the status quo, whose work merely confirmed the prevailing paradigm. But without courageous rebels like her, science would never achieve any progress.

from:  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2011/11/24/r-i-p-lynn-margulis-biological-rebel/

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Lynn Margulis was born on March 5th, 1938 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Margulis

March 5th, 1938

3 + 5 +1+9+3+8 = 29 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Skilled.  Talented.

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             Chaz Bobo proposes to longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia in Seattle, from her new show "Becoming Chaz" on OWN.

Saturday, November 26 2011      8:46 PM

Congratulations might be in order for Chaz Bono.

The “Dancing with the Stars” contestant is seen presenting an engagement ring to long-time girlfriend Jennifer Elia during a preview clip for “Being Chaz,” a one-hour special that chronicles the couple following Bono‘s gender transformation surgery.

“I wanted to pick a special place to give you your birthday present, and I hope you like this,” Bono says, standing with Elia atop Seattle’s space needle before popping out the diamond ring.

“Wow, it’s gorgeous,” Elia says, accepting the rock. “Thank you so much.”

“It’s stunning,” she adds. “It’s huge.”

“Being Chaz,” a follow-up to the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Becoming Chaz,” is set to air at 8 E.T. Sunday on OWN.

Popping the question has been a long time coming for Bono, 42, who in May revealed on “Piers Morgan Tonight” that he and Elia had plans to wed “within a year.”

“We’ve been engaged actually for two years,” he said, explaining that the two had decided to put wedding plans on hold as he underwent his gender transformation.

The couple celebrated their sixth anniversary together in August.

“When you have a partner who’s happy in their skin and happy in general, not depressed and feeling completely in the wrong body, it changes everything,” Elia told Morgan.

from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dwts-contestant-chaz-bono-proposes-girlfriend-jennifer-elia-article-1.983013#ixzz1et3sduMM

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Chaz Salvatore Bono was born on March 4th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaz_Bono

March 4th, 1969

March 4th

3 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 11 = his persona year

11 year + 11 (November) = 22 = his personal month

22 month + 27 (27th of the month on Sunday November 27th, 2011) = 49 = Chaz’s personal day = Smiling.  Happy.

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Swift Gomez Speak Now World …

November 22nd, 2011

Fans got two for the price of one during Taylor Swift’s big concert at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, when Selena Gomez showed up on the stage to perform a duet with her pal! “One of my best friends is such an amazing singer and after four years of being best friends we have never stepped on stage together and I think that’s such a shame,” Taylor teased from the stage. “So it just so happens that Selena is here tonight.” The two sang Selena’s hit “Who Says.”

from:  http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/top-shots-of-the-week-5411/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Ftop-shots-of-the-week-5411%252Fswift-gomez-speak-now-world-tour-57142.html

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Selena Gomez was born on July 22nd, 1992 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena_Gomez

July 22nd, 1992

7 + 22 +1+9+9+2 = 50 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Overjoyed.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

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July 22nd, 1992

July 22nd

7 + 22 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = her personal year (from July 22nd, 2011 to July 21st, 2012) = Loyalty.

33 year + 11 (November) = 44 = her personal month (from November 22nd, 2011 to December 21st, 2011) = It is what it is.

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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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2:47 PM EST      Friday November 25, 2011

A Pakistani woman is being held on suspicion of killing her husband, cutting him up and trying to cook the pieces, Karachi police said Friday.

Zainab Bibi, 32, was arrested in connection with the murder Tuesday of her husband Ahmad Abbas, police said.

Her 22-year-old nephew, Zaheer Ahmed, is accused of helping Bibi stab Abbas to death and carve his body into small pieces.

Police said she wanted to cook her husband’s body parts so she could dispose of them without being caught.

Neighbors raised the alert when they detected a foul odor in the neighborhood, police said.

Pakistan’s domestic satellite channel ARY News spoke to Bibi in the police station where she is being held in the southern city of Karachi.

In an interview broadcast late Thursday, she claimed to have killed her husband because he wanted a physical relationship with their daughter — and said she did not regret her actions.

“I killed my husband before he dared to touch my daughter,” she told ARY News.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/25/world/asia/pakistan-husband-stew/index.html?npt=NP1

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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

 

 

Zainab Bibi

819512 2929         48

 

her path of destiny = 48 = Dark night of the soul. 

 

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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

 

 

Ahmad Abbas

1          1   11

 

his primary challenge (AA), what he must do/had to do (AA), and how he lost his heart’s desire = 11 = You get what you deserve.  Fair is fair.

 

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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

 

 

Zaheer Ahmed

818559 18454       58

 

his path of destiny = 58 = Shunning.  Enforced isolation.

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November 25th, 2011

Russia’s Phobos-Grunt Mars probe again fell silent Thursday and Friday after encouraging communications signals were detected from the marooned satellite, which is stuck in low Earth orbit after a glitch kept the craft from continuing toward the Red Planet.

The European Space Agency’s tracking station in Perth, Australia, heard radio signals from the orbiting spacecraft Tuesday and Wednesday, but more than a half-dozen listening opportunities since then have produced no communications, ESA officials said.

The signal acquisition was the first time anyone contacted Phobos-Grunt since shortly after its Nov. 8 launch on a Zenit rocket. Phobos-Grunt was designed to to retrieve samples from the largest moon of Mars and return them to Earth.

Fitted with a special feedhorn device to attenuate the power of its signal, the 49-foot dish at Perth received limited telemetry from Phobos-Grunt during both successful passes. ESA passed along the data to NPO Lavochkin, the Russian contractor for the mission.

During both successful communications sessions, engineers commanded Phobos-Grunt’s transmitter to turn on and off. The Perth station received some information from the spacecraft, including about 400 telemetry “frames” and two-day Doppler data during Wednesday’s transmission, which held a more stable link, according to Wolfgang Hell, ESA’s service manager for the Phobos-Grunt mission.

Controllers uplinked more commands to Phobos-Grunt during a subsequent pass Wednesday, but officials haven’t heard from the truck-sized probe since then.

“Our Russian colleagues provided a full set of telecommands for us to send up,” Hell said. “And Perth station was set to use the same techniques and configurations that worked earlier. But we observed no downlink radio signal from the spacecraft.”

Hell and a team of controllers at the European Space Operations Center in Germany oversee contact efforts through ESTRACK, a network of ground stations around the world, including Perth.

“The team here at ESOC will do their utmost to assist the Russians in investigating the situation,” said Manfred Warhaut, head of mission operations at ESOC.


File photo of the European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany.
 
Officials plan to listen again through Perth on Friday night, then ESA may stand down for the weekend.

The Perth facility only has between six and eight minutes each time Phobos-Grunt flies overhead in sight of the station, providing limited windows for transmitting commands and receiving data.

Phobos-Grunt is circling less than 200 miles above Earth, stranded in a low-altitude orbit following liftoff earlier this month. A rocket pack attacked to the spacecraft was supposed to fire twice to accelerate the probe toward Mars, but neither firing occurred as planned in the hours after launch.

Without data to assess the 29,000-pound craft’s health, Russian engineers were left in the dark about why the burns failed. Russia enlisted help from ESA and NASA to contact the probe, but NASA’s deep space antenna in Goldstone, Calif., never received a signal.

NASA’s deep space network stopped listening for Phobos-Grunt on Tuesday to prepare for Saturday’s launch of the Mars Science Laboratory.

Because Phobos-Grunt’s altitude is so low, experts say the fuel-laden craft will succumb to the affects of drag and fall back to Earth early next year. Nicholas Johnson, NASA’s chief orbital debris expert, said the re-entry may occur in late January or February, but a specific time period won’t be known until much later.

If Russia is unable to regain control of the spacecraft, it would plunge into the atmosphere uncontrolled with a full load of propellant.

from:  http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1111/25phobosgrunt/

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Phobos-Grunt was launched on November 9th, 2011 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos-Grunt

November 9th, 2011

11 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Phobo-Grunt’s life lesson and personal year =  Russia. 

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = Phobos-Grunt’s personal month (from Noevmber 9th, 2011 to December 8th, 2011) = Forewarned is forearmed.

35 month + 9 (9th of the month on November 9th, 2011) = 44 = Updates.  Stay tuned.   

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(11-26)   12:26 PST    Palo Alto, Calif.

Authorities say a Caltrain express train has hit and killed a person in Palo Alto.

Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew says a northbound “Baby Bullet” express train hit what she termed a “trespasser” at the California Avenue station in Palo Alto around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Train service is being delayed as trains are using a single track and traveling at reduced speeds in the area.

San Mateo County Transit police are handling the investigation. No additional details have been released.

Caltrain says this is the 14th fatality on its tracks this year.

from: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/26/state/n121917S43.DTL#ixzz1eqZIIJB0

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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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Showing off: Paris Hilton loved parading around in her new Ferrari when most people were hunting for bargains last night

8:12 PM on 26th November 2011

Most people around America were searching for Black Friday bargains in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in history.

But life remains remarkably simple for heiress Paris Hilton, who paraded around town in her brand new Ferrari last night.

The 30-year-old reality star clearly loves her new wheels, which she had bought from the comfort of her own home. 

She was spotted fuelling up the gas guzzler in upmarket Beverly Hills.

No doubt she thought she looked fabulous in her expensive ensemble of black leather jacket, jeans, boots and hat.

And it certainly created a contrast with her scarlet red sports car she revelled in showing off. 

Shady character: No doubt traffic police would be concerned to see Paris Hilton pulling up in her car wearing sunglasses in the dark
Shady character: No doubt traffic police would be concerned to see Paris Hilton pulling up in her car wearing sunglasses in the dark

Of course the failed singer showed her trademark intelligence by wearing a pair of sunglasses in the dark.

Paris took delivery of the luxury ride at her Mulholland Estates home just before midday yesterday, according to TMZ.

The speedster, said to be worth an estimated $277,500, arrived on a truck and was reversed and driven into what was alleged to be Paris’ abode.

 
 
Sweet ride: Paris Hilton reportedly took delivery of a red Ferrari today, the same day shoppers hit the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales
Sweet ride: Paris Hilton reportedly took delivery of a red Ferrari on the same day shoppers hit the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Delivery: The luxury ride, much like this one, was delivered to her Mulholland Estates home just before midday today, according to TMZ

Delivery: The luxury ride, much like this one, was delivered to her Mulholland Estates home just before midday today, according to TMZ

The vehicle was delivered to the gated community where Paris lives on the same day shoppers hit the post-Thanksgiving sales.

The new purchase comes after the heiress recently enjoyed a getaway to Hawaii this week.

Paris and rumoured new love interest Dutch DJ Afrojack were spotted jet-skiing in the oceans surrounding the island of Maui on Tuesday.

Upon hitting the water, Paris, and Afrojack, 24, ripped through the waves on the high powered water vehicles, circling each other as they stopped for breaks.

 
Getaway: The new purchase comes after the heiress recently enjoyed a getaway to Hawaii this week
Getaway: The new purchase comes after the heiress recently enjoyed a getaway to Hawaii this week

Before indulging in the fast-paced activity, the duo were spotted relaxing on a boat.

And while Paris stripped down to a black and white striped bikini to take to the water, she made sure at every other opportunity to cover up from the sun in a long black kaftan and wide-brimmed sunhat.

Of course, the heiress also found time to do some preening and posing for the camera, as an older male party happily took some snaps of the blonde.

 
New love? Paris and rumoured new love interest Dutch DJ Afrojack were spotted sailing around the surrounding the island of Maui on Tuesday
New love? Paris and rumoured new love interest Dutch DJ Afrojack were spotted sailing around the surrounding the island of Maui on Tuesday

Paris’s representation told the MailOnline.com that she went to Hawaii with a group of friends to attend Afrojack’s concert and also to shoot her bikini calendar.

The popular international DJ played on the island of Luau on Wednesday, before traveling to Australia where he will tour for the whole month of December.

Paris and the Grammy-Award winning DJ have been rumoured to be dating, but the reality star’s rep told the MailOnline that ‘they are just good friends.’

 
High speed fun: The pair then indulged in a spot of jet-skiing
High speed fun: The pair then indulged in a spot of jet-skiing

Paris was only just on holiday in Bali a couple of weeks ago.

But it seems after a busy 11 months globe trotting for work, it just wasn’t enough for the star.

Paris was said to have embraced her spiritual side during her break on the Idyllic Indonesian island.

A source close to the star told MailOnline: ‘Paris has totally fell in love with Bali.

‘She’s the happiest she’s ever been right now and loving being single.’

‘She’s been visiting local temples, playing with monkeys and just enjoying some time off after a really hectic month.’ the source added.

 
Wet and wild: Upon hitting the water, Paris ripped through the waves on the high powered water vehicle
Wet and wild: Upon hitting the water, Paris ripped through the waves on the high powered water vehicle

The heiress was seen showing off her bikini body while frolicking on the beach in a sexy two-piece, completing her look again with a large floppy hat.

In August, Paris started a major promotional trip to open up new stores that carry her brand of purses, shoes, handbags and fragrances.

Before arriving in Bali she made stops in the Philippines, Turkey, India, Ibiza, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, France, Holland and Spain.

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2066628/Paris-Hilton-parades-time-280k-Ferrari.html#ixzz1eqUsXggV

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

February 17th, 1981

February 17th

2 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 23 = her personal year (from February 17th, 2011 to February 16th, 2012) = Just do it!

23 year + 11 (November) = 34 = her personal month (from November 17th, 2011 to December 16th, 2011) = Red Ferrari.

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Afrojack was born on September 9th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrojack

September 9th, 1987

9 + 9 +1+9+8+7 = 43 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Friends.  Having fun.  Fun times.

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November 26, 2011       8:57 a.m.

With the roar of an Atlas 5 engine, NASAbegan its boldest venture yet to another planet, sending its Mars Science Laboratory on an eight-month journey that is expected to provide Earth with new and more detailed information about whether the red planet is — or ever has been — hospitable to life.After being postponed by one day to replace a faulty battery, the launch went off flawlessly at 7:02 a.m. PST Saturday, the rocket rising on a column of white smoke into a blue sky mottled with puffy cumulous clouds.

“Whew! That felt so good,” exulted Joy Crisp, a deputy project scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in La-Canada Flintridge. “That was spectacular!”

The rocket’s payload was the rover Curiosity, the largest and most sophisticated in a series of robotic vehicles that NASA has landed on Mars. Built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Curiosity is a six-wheeled, one-ton, car-sized vehicle crammed full of sophisticated scientific gadgets.

Its mission, NASA officials stressed, is not to find life on Mars, but to find out whether life could have existed on Mars in the form of microbes, tiny organisms that are abundant on Earth. It also will try to find further evidence to suggest whether astronauts could survive on Mars.

“I like to say it’s extraterrestrial real estate appraisal,” said Pan Conrad, a JPL astrobiologist, at a prelaunch briefing earlier in the week.

Within hours of takeoff, control of the spaceship was shifting from the Kennedy Space Center to JPL, which will run the mission for its duration, which is expected to be a minimum of two years.

The Mars Science Lab faced a journey of 354 million miles, which it expects to end in spectacular fashion in early August. Because of the size of the rover, NASA decided that its previous technique, in which the vehicles were bounced onto the surface of the planet on air bags, would not work.

So Curiosity, after being slowed in its descent by parachutes, will be lowered softly — NASA hopes —using a sky crane modeled after those used by helicopters.

Once on the ground, NASA intends for the rover to spend one Martian year, which is about two Earth years, exploring an area called Gale Crater, which includes a gently sloped, three-mile-high mountain made of sedimentary rock. As with prior missions, there is the likelihood that the rover will keep going after its two-year “warranty” expires.

Scientists hope that as the rover ascends the mountain, the rock will tell the geologic history of the area, and ideally suggest whether it could have supported life.

“We’re basically reading the history of Mars’ environmental evolution,” said John Grotzinger, the project’s chief scientist. However, he has been at pains to tamp down expectations.

To sustain life, scientists say, a planet needs three elements: water, energy and carbon. The first two have been established as existing on Mars, but previous missions have not allowed scientists to determine whether there is carbon.

“We’re on the hot seat, and a wise friend of mine once told me, ‘don’t promise more than you can deliver,’ ” Grotzinger said. “So we’re on a mission to look for organic carbon, there’s no question about it.”

But he downplayed the odds of success. “It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack, and the haystack’s as big as a football field.”

The Mars Science Lab is the latest in a long series of U.S. missions to Mars, dating to 1964, when Mariner 4 flew by the planet and returned 21 photos to Earth. More recently, the Pathfinder, Exploration and Opportunity missions landed robotic rovers that have sent back dramatic ground-level photos and other data about the planet, which is considered the most likely planet other than Earth to have nurtured life.

By “life,” however, scientists stress that they are considering the most primitive forms, and don’t expect Curiosity to be met by an ambassador.

At the same time, said Steven Benner, a biochemist who heads the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, “We don’t want to have a lot of preconceptions. We want to consider that if, you know, Tim Allen’s “Galaxy Quest” alien rock creature comes up and bangs us on the head, we don’t want to ignore it. That would be the ‘Ah ha!’ moment that we would regret having missed. But that’s relatively far down in our what-if scenarios.”

story from and video at:  http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-me-adv-mars-launch-20111127,0,1070468.story

 
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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.
 
Curiosity
 
3 (C is the 3rd letter of the alphabet) + 11 (November) + 26 (26th of the month on Saturday November 26th, 2011) +2+0+1+1 (year 2011) = 44 = Twitter.  Tweeting.
 

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Pepper Spray suspect California Wal Mart

November 26, 2011       10:35 am

A woman who says she doused other deal-hunting shoppers with pepper spray at a Porter Ranch Wal-Mart turned herself in to police Friday night and was later released.

About 20 people suffered minor injuries after a woman fired pepper spray into a crowd Thursday night before leaving the store with her purchase of an Xbox game console, authorities said. The injured, including children, complained of minor skin and eye irritation and sore throats.

Police said Friday that they planned to examine surveillance video from the store and check receipts of Xbox purchases made around the time of the incident. The suspect was described as a Latina in her 30s, about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. She was wearing black pants and a black sweater at the time of the assault.

A woman who fit the description turned herself in to Los Angeles police around 8:30 p.m. Friday. She was released while police continue investigating the incident.

story from and video at:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/alleged-wal-mart-pepper-spray-attacker-turns-herself-into-police.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

 

 

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9:20 AM Saturday Nov 26, 2011

A 33-year-old British adventurer set out on skis Friday to attempt a historic solo crossing of Antarctica.

Felicity Aston aims to become the first woman to make it across the frozen continent alone. She expects the journey of more than 1,000 miles (1,700 kilometers) will take about 70 days.

She announced on Twitter that she was setting out from her starting point at the Ross Ice Shelf.

“Having breakfast looking at the mountains. The quiet will take some getting used to,” she said in one message. Later, she wrote: “With the first step of my journey I start the long road home.”

She is pulling a sled with supplies and first will be headed up the Leverett Glacier.

Boerge Ousland of Norway previously made a 64-day trip across the continent in 1997. But he harnessed the wind when it blew in his favor by strapping himself to a parachute-like sail.

If successful, Aston would become the first person using only muscle power to cross Antarctica alone. She would also set a record for the longest solo polar expedition by a woman.

As she progresses toward the South Pole, she will be climbing solo through the Transantarctic Mountains and onto the continent’s vast central plateau.

Aston previously spent nearly three years as a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey, and in 2009 led an all-woman group from the coast to the South Pole.

Her travel adventures also have included skiing across the Canadian Arctic and crossing the Greenland ice sheet. But this is her first solo expedition.

She flew from a base camp to the starting point of the expedition on Thursday, and then posted a simple message on Twitter: “Alone.”

from:  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10768843

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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

 

 

Felicity Aston
65393927 11265          59

 

her path of destiny = 59 = Weathering the storm.

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November 25, 2011      10:50 am

What is it about Wal-Mart and Black Friday? That’s the question as the discount retailer once again is making headlines for Black Friday violence.

This year, reports of injuries, fights and at least one shooting have come in from across the country, with one California customer even fending off competing shoppers with pepper spray. The incidents are a grim reminder of the 2008 Black Friday stampede at a Long Island, N.Y., Wal-Mart that left one temporary store employee dead and a pregnant woman hospitalized.

Wal-Mart spokesman Greg Rossiter said he doesn’t think Black Friday shopping violence is a singularly Wal-Mart phenomenon, though he declined to elaborate on the record. Nor did he want to hazard any opinions on the effect the current economy might be having on shoppers — or on the type of shopper (desperate? violence-prone?) that Wal-Mart might be attracting.

“It’s been a very safe event at thousands of Wal-Mart stores,” Rossiter said. These were “a few unfortunate incidents.”

Among those latest incidents:

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., a man and a woman were injured as they were leaving a Wal-Mart about 1 a.m. Friday. Assailants hit the man in the head and shot the woman in the leg, CNN reported, but fled when another shopper also pulled out a gun.

In Kissimmee, Fla., one man was arrested after a fight at a Wal-Mart jewelry counter, police said.

In Rome, N.Y., a fight just after midnight reportedly landed two people in the hospital with minor injuries.

And in San Leandro, Calif., members of a family trying to take their Black Friday Wal-Mart purchases home were accosted by three or four assailants, authorities said. One of the family members was shot after refusing to hand over the goods. Other family members managed to wrestle one suspect to the ground; the other suspects fled. The pinned suspect was arrested, and the shooting victim was listed in critical but stable condition on Friday morning.

The violence pales in comparison, though, to the 2008 Long Island incident in which “a throng of shoppers physically broke down the doors” of a Wal-Mart, knocking to the ground and trampling a 34-year-old temporary employee, according to Nassau County officials.

The employee died of his injuries, and a Wal-Mart statement at the time called the situation tragic. “The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority,” the company said.

Not nearly as tragic, but certainly headline-grabbing, was the pepper-spray incident Friday in California’s San Fernando Valley. A woman trying to get her hands on merchandise used pepper spray to get rid of the competition, authorities said.

“She was competitive shopping,” said Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson.

It worked, apparently, as the woman reportedly made her purchase and exited the store.

“We’re glad everyone seems to be OK” in the wake of the incident, Rossiter said, adding that Wal-Mart is cooperating with law enforcement authorities and providing surveillance video from the store in an attempt to identify the woman.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/11/black-friday-walmart-violence.html

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Walmart was incorporated on October 31st, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walmart

October 31st, 1969

October 31

10 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 45 = Walmart’s personal year (from October 31st, 2011 to October 30th, 2012) = Violence.  Things go horribly wrong.

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7:34 PM on 24th November 2011

A New York-based columnist has reported that she was sexually assaulted by Egyptian Police in Cairo.

Mona Eltahawy, also an activist and acclaimed public speaker, wrote on Twitter that she had been arrested and beaten after covering unrest in the Tahrir Square area on Thursday.

In a string of heated tweets, the American-Egyptian describes being taken to the Interior Ministry before being subjected to a barrage of sexual assault.

‘Military intelligence blindfolded me for 2 hrs. Didn’t want 2 go with them but 1 said I either go politely or else. 3 hrs later,’ she tweeted.

‘5 or 6 surrounded me, groped and prodded my breasts, grabbed my genital area and I lost count how many hands tried to get into my trousers,’ she recounts at @monaeltahawy.

After being arrested at approximately 4am local time on Thursday (9pm ET, Wednesday), she borrowed another activist’s phone to send one chilling tweet from inside the Ministry: ‘Beaten arrested in interior ministry.’

She says she was eventually released after 12 hours in captivity and later posted a photo of her badly swollen right hand.

At around 8:20am ET Thursday, she posted another image of both arms in plaster after X-rays revealed her left arm and right hand were broken in the assault.

Port Said-born Ms Eltahawy, who was awarded the EU’s Samir Kassir Prize for Freedom of the Press in 2009, writes columns for Canada’s Toronto Star, Israel’s The Jerusalem Report and Denmark’s Politiken.

Her articles have also appeared in a host of international newspapers and network sites, including the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune and CNN.

She has thanked well-wishers for their support and writes that if it hadn’t been for her dual citizenship, ‘God knows what wuld’ve happened.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2065720/Mona-Eltahawy-American-Egyptian-columnist-beaten-sexually-assaulted-Cairo-police.html#ixzz1eemUyGMe

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Mona Eltahawy was born on August 1st, 1967 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Eltahawy

August 1st, 1967

8 + 1 +1+9+6+7 = 32 = her life lesson = American.

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August 1st, 1967

August 1st

8 + 1 +2+0+1+1 = 13 = her personal year (from August 1st, 2011 to August 1st, 2012) = Transformative.  Major changes.

13 year + 11 (November) = 24 = her personal month (for November 2011) = Who’s in charge here?

24 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Wednesday November 23rd, 2011) = 47 = her personal day = Internationally known.

 

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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

 

 

Mona Eltahawy

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Tragedy: Six members of the same family, including three children and three adults, are feared dead after a plane crashed into Arizona's Superstition Mountains in a tragic Thanksgiving accident last night

In daylight: This is a view of the Superstition Mountain at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona

24 November 2011      17:25 ET

Three children and three men have been confirmed dead after a small plane crashed into the Superstition Mountains in the US state of Arizona.

Rescue workers scoured the scene east of the city of Phoenix after flames were seen on Wednesday evening, but the local sheriff now says no-one survived.

Debris is strewn over hundreds of yards of difficult, steep terrain, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said.

Three children, their father and two pilots were on board, he said.

Witnesses reported a fireball and explosion as it smashed into the nearly mile-high rugged peaks.

Rescue crews found flaming debris covering the crash site.

This is their entire family – it’s terrible”

Paul Babeu Pinal County Sheriff

“No-one could have survived that crash,” Mr Babeu said in a news conference on Thursday.

The sheriff confirmed the victims as Russell Hardy, 31, and Joseph Hardwick, 22, both pilots.

Shawn Perry, 39, also a pilot, was on board with his three children: Morgan Perry, aged nine, Logan Perry, eight, and Luke Perry, six.

They lived with their mother in Gold Canyon, Arizona, Mr Babeu said. He said he had personally notified her of the crash.

“This is their entire family – it’s terrible,” Mr Babeu said. “Our hearts go out to the mom and the [families] of all the crash victims.

“We have had so many people that are working this day, and we just want to support them and embrace them and try to bring closure to this tragedy.”

The twin-engine aircraft – owned and operated by a company run by Mr Perry – had just flown from the city of Safford to the city of Mesa to pick up the three children for Thanksgiving, he confirmed.

They were making the return trip to celebrate Thanksgiving when the plane crashed travelling at about 200mph (320km/h), he added.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/15876100

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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

 

 

Shawn Perry

18155 75997           57

 

his path of destiny = 57 = Condolences.  Heartbreaking.

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The new cast of “Dancing With the Stars.” Back row, from left: Ron Artest, David Arquette, J.R. Martinez, Rob Kardashian and Chaz Bono. Front row, from left: Ricki Lake, Kristin Cavallari, Chynna Phillips, Nancy Grace, Hope Solo and Elisabetta Canalis.

 

We learned which celebrities would be showing off their fancy footwork on the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars,” but that was only half the story. Thanks to a new ballroom reveal, we now know who those stars will be waltzing with.

The pairings are:

  • David Arquette and Kym Johnson
  • Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
  • Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
  • Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
  • Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Kristen Cavallari and Mark Ballas
  • Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
  • J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
  • Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
  • Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya

 

from:  http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2011/08/31/7538228-dancing-with-the-stars-pros-and-pairings-revealed

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Tue Nov 22, 2011       4:51am EST

The most different people possible face off in the “Dancing With the Stars” finale tonight, as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” brother Rob Kardashian tries to beat frontrunner J.R. Martinez, an Iraq war veteran who sustained burns over much of his body in service to his country.

Just for fun, let’s pretend this isn’t only a dance contest, but also a look at who we as a country honor and value in our society. It’s not a huge leap, since the audience vote makes this, above all else, a popularity contest.

Read more: Meet J.R. Martinez, the ‘DWTS’ Star Not Just Famous for Being Famous

Makes the show a little more interesting, doesn’t it?

On one hand, there’s a man who made a dramatic sacrifice and now inspires others to carry on in the face of unimaginable adversity. On the other, there’s a guy who became semi-famous after his older sister made a sex tape.

Read more: J.R. Martinez Gets ‘DWTS’ Standing Ovation for War Vet-Inspired Dance (Video)

Add to the mix once-and-current talk show host Ricki Lake, who has competed closely with J.R. Martinez, also an “All My Children” star, to be the frontrunner in the 13th run of the show.

But Kardashian has slowly emerged as a serious contender recently. And with a perfect-score performance in Monday night’s final competition episode of the season, Kardashian and Martinez now appear to be in a close battle for the mirror ball trophy.

Dancing the freestyle to “Minnie the Moocher” with partner Cheryl Burke, Kardashian earned a 30 from the judges for his performance, which included lifting Burke above his head and twirling her around.

“You’ve just given your all,” judge Len Goodman told Kardashian. “Your family should be proud.”

Lake and partner Derek Hough earned a pair of respectable 27s from the judges, while Martinez, dancing with an injured ankle, earned a 24 for his first dance, and rebounded with partner Karina Smirnoff to end the night with another perfect score.

Martinez and Smirnoff’s spirited freestyle to “Whine Up” earned them their third 30 of the season, more than any other dance duo.

“Two things were revealed: Karina’s body and your talent,” Goodman said of the dance.

Of course, it’s only a dance contest.

But it’s not.

Check out video of Kardashian and Martinez’s perfect-score performances, and make the call: Will the war veteran or the reality show vet become the champ in tonight’s “DWTS” finale? Or does Ricki Lake, who’ll launch her new talk show next season, still have a chance?

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/22/idUS404653585220111122

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September 19th, 2011

9 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = DWTS season 13’s life lesson = Blockbuster.  Over the top.  Larger than life.  Mainstream.

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J.R. Martinez was born on June 14th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.R._Martinez

June 14th, 1983

June 14th

6 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from June 14th, 2011 to June 13th, 2012) = Dominating.  In charge.

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = his personal month (from November 14th, 2011 to December 13th, 2011) = Perseverance.  Hanging in there.  Not giving up.

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Rob Kardashian was born on March 17th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Kardashian

March 17th, 1987

March 17th

3 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from March 17th, 2011 to March 16th, 2012) = Cleaning up his act.

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = his personal month (from November 17th, 2011 to December 16th, 2011) = Perseverance.  Hanging in there.  Not giving up.

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Ricki Lake was born on September 21st, 1968 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricki_Lake

September 21st, 1968

September 21st

9 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 34 = her personal year (from September 21st, 2011 to October 20th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

34 year + 11 (November) = 45 = Ricki Lake’s personal month (from November 21st, 2011 to December 20th, 2011) = Intense.  Focused.  Things go horribly wrong.

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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Nov 19 2011       2:18 PM EST

“Twilight” fans came out in force Friday and made sure “Breaking Dawn”broke records.

“The Twilight Saga” may be drawing to a close, but there’s nothing close to a slowdown at the box office. Estimates put the Friday numbers for the second-to-last entry in the series at $138 million around the world, as “Breaking Dawn” rolled out in 54 global markets. The domestic box office received a welcome 11 percent boost from the same period last year, thanks to the legions of “Twilight” fans.

Midnight showings helped propel “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” past “The Dark Knight,” “Transformers” and most of the “Potter” movies in the all-time opening-day box-office record books. “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” enjoyed the third-highest opening day ever with a projected $72 million in domestic receipts, according to studio estimates. The first part of Edward, Bella and Jacob’s final chapter together didn’t manage to beat the opening day of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” or 2009’s “New Moon,” but it was a close race between the “Twilight” films. “New Moon” opened with $72.7 million, and final calculations could change the outcome between the two.

“Twilight” fans who endured long lines for midnight showings accounted for $30.25 million of the “Breaking Dawn” first day-number. Based on the receipts thus far, industry watchers predict an opening weekend in the $140 million range, which is more than Summit Entertainment’s conservative projections. That would give the latest “Twilight” the fifth-highest opening weekend ever behind “Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” “The Dark Knight,” “Spider-Man 3” and “New Moon.” “Eclipse” opened with $68.5 million; the first “Twilight” debuted with $36 million.

Critics savaged director Bill Condon’s first foray into Stephenie Meyer territory, but audiences have told a different story. “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” scored a paltry 27 percent on film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences have given it a B+ CinemaScore. “Eclipse” and the first film remain tied as the best-reviewed in the series, with 49 percent each on the Tomatometer.

As expected, nothing else in theaters had anything close to the momentum of the continuing “Twilight” phenomenon. Despite additional revenue from 3-D showings, “Happy Feet 2” opened with less than half of the previous movie’s first day in 2006. The animated feature (which once again features the voice of “The Lord of the Rings” star Elijah Wood) took in just $5.9 million, according to studio estimates.

Last weekend’s #1 movie, “Immortals,” was down 74 percent with $3.82 million. That decline is much worse than comparable swords-and-sandals action pictures like “300” and “Clash of the Titans.” The horribly reviewed Adam Sandler vehicle “Jack and Jill” made $3.5 million in its second Friday in theaters. “Puss in Boots” dropped steeply but has earned well over $100 million in the last few weeks.

Well over a decade ago, the big box-office story started with a T as well: “Titanic” was on its way to become the highest-grossing movie of all time (later surpassed by “Avatar”) and the heartthrob generating all the heat was Leonardo DiCaprio, not Robert Pattinson. Nowadays, the 37-year-old actor and philanthropist is all grown up and starring in director Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” biopic. The limited-release period drama dropped 58 percent on its second Friday and has generated an estimated $16.6 million thus far. The movie certainly wasn’t conceived as a blockbuster. DiCaprio still has summer-movie clout: “Inception” has grossed nearly $300 million since it was released in July 2010.

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1674715/breaking-dawn-part-1-box-office-record.jhtml

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Friday November 18th, 2011

November 18th, 2011

11 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = Breaking Dawn’s life lesson = Loyalty.

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Pluto was discovered on February 18th, 1930 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto

February 18th, 1930

2 + 18 +1+9+3+0 = 33 = the discovery of Pluto’s life lesson = what the discovery of Pluto is here to learn = Caving in.  Backing down.

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June 23rd, 2011

A reclusive copper heiress who spent the past decades living in New York City
hospitals has left most of her $400 million fortune to charity–and a nurse who
was randomly assigned to care for her 20 years ago.

The New York Post reports that Huguette
Clark did not leave a penny
to her family members. The lion’s share of her
fortune will go to a foundation to promote the arts. She left the biggest chunk
of the remaining inheritance–a testament worth about $38 million–to
her private nurse, Hadassah Peri. She also left Peri her collection of dolls and
dollhouses, which The
New York Times says
could be worth millions.

Clark, who died last month at 104, divided up the rest of her assets among
her accountant, her lawyer, a physician and a goddaughter. Authorities are
investigating
whether the lawyer, Wallace Bock, and her accountant, Irving
Kamsler, inappropriately influenced how Clark handled her money. (According to
the Post, Kamsler pleaded guilty in 2008 of attempting to send indecent images
to underage girls online.)

For her part, Peri says she will cherish her inheritance in honor of her
friendship with Clark–and give a substantial portion of it away, in emulation
of Clark’s own will. “I saw Madame Clark virtually every day for the 20 years. I
was her private duty nurse but also her close friend. I knew her as a kind and
generous person, with whom I shared many wonderful moments and whom I loved very
much,” the nurse said in a statement to the Post.

Clark was the daughter of Montana Sen. William Clark, who was once the
second-richest man in the country. According to Clark’s will, her nurse spent
more time with her than anyone else and became a “friend and loyal companion,”
The Post reported. Clark had no children, and specified in her will that she had
no interest in leaving money to the descendants of her half-siblings or other
relatives.

She is also donating a painting in Claude Monet’s famous Water Lillies series
to the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. It has not been publicly seen since
the 1920s.

from:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110623/us_yblog_thelookout/reclusive-copper-heiress-leaves-38-million-to-nurse

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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

 

 

Hadassah Peri

8             7

 

her primary challenge = HP = 87 = The trappings of wealth.

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November 17, 2011, 9:17 p.m.

Thirty years after Natalie Wood died off Santa Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday that it was reopening the investigation into one of Hollywood’s most enduring mysteries.
Wood, 43, was boating off the island on Thanksgiving weekend 1981 with her husband, Robert Wagner, fellow actor Christopher Walken and others when she somehow went overboard and died. Officials at the time ruled her death an accident, but there has been much speculation since over whether there was more to the story.
Sheriff Lee Bacasaid detectives want to talk to the captain of the boat after learning of comments he recently made about what happened on board. Baca did not provide further details, adding only that the captain “made comments worthy of exploring.”A law enforcement source added that the department recently received a letter from an unidentified “third party” who said the captain had “new recollections” about the case. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.

The captain, Dennis Davern, co-wrote the book “Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour” last year. In the book he described bitter arguments aboard the boat that weekend. In an interview last year on CNN, Davern said he believed the original investigation was woefully incomplete.
Davern could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Wagner released a statement through his spokesman expressing support for a new investigation into his wife’s death.
Wagner says he “trusts they will evaluate whether any new information relating to the death of Natalie Wood Wagner is valid, and that it comes from a credible source or sources other than those simply trying to profit from the 30 year anniversary of her tragic death,” Wagner’s spokesman, Alan Nierob, said in a statement.
Wood and Wagner spent the holiday weekend on their 60-foot yacht, Splendour, along with Walken, who was Wood’s co-star in the film “Brainstorm.”
On the evening of Saturday, Nov. 28, the boat anchored and the trio had dinner at Doug’s Harbor Reef restaurant on Catalina. Later, they returned to the yacht and had drinks. Wagner and Walken had an argument. Wagner said in a 2008 interview with The Times that the argument concerned how much of one’s personal life should be sacrificed in pursuit of one’s career and art.
Wagner and Walken eventually calmed down and said good night, Wagner said. But when he went to bed, Wood wasn’t there.
Wagner thought his wife had taken a small inflatable boat by herself as she had done before, his spokesman said after the incident. But after 10 to 15 minutes passed without her returning, Wagner went to look for her on a small cruiser. When he couldn’t find her, he contacted the harbor patrol.
Wood’s body was discovered about 8 a.m. Sunday by authorities about a mile away from the yacht. The dinghy was found beached nearby.
A woman on another boat claimed to have heard cries for help about midnight Saturday, The Times reported. Other boat owners told the newspaper they heard no cries that night, but the weather was described as cold and rainy.
L.A. County Coroner Thomas T. Noguchi later ruled the death an accident, saying that Wood had slipped while trying to enter the dinghy and drowned. Bruises on Wood’s left cheek were consistent with her having fallen and striking the yacht as she went into the water, he said at a news conference days after her death.
“It was not a homicide. It was not a suicide. It was an accident,” Noguchi said.
The examination of Wood’s body determined that she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14%, and Noguchi commented that there was “much
recreational drinking going on” that night.
Noguchi also described the disagreement between Wagner and Walken as a “nonviolent argument.”
In the 2008 interview about his memoir, “Pieces of My Heart,” Wagner said it was “very difficult, very painful” to write about his wife’s death.
“I have gone over it so many millions of times with people. Nobody heard anything,” Wagner said.
Wagner said the evidence suggests “she had slipped and rolled into the water, which makes a lot of sense because the boat — when they found it, it hadn’t been started and the oars were all in the same position. There was no evidence that she tried to get in it.”
The Sheriff’s Department said it was “recently contacted” with new information about Wood’s death. Producers from CBS’ “48 Hours,” who are working on a special segment with Vanity Fair magazine airing Saturday, said they contacted the Sheriff’s Department after learning that detectives had new information in the case.
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Natalie Wood died on Sunday November 29th, 1981
Natalie Wood was born on July 20th, 1938 at 11:16 a.m. in San Francisco, California according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Wood%2C_Natalie
July 20th, 1938
July 20th
7 + 20 +1+9+8+1 = 46 = her personal year (from July 20th, 1981 until July 20th, 1982) = So young.
46 year + 11 (November) = 57 = her personal month (from November 20th, 1981 until December 20th, 1981) = Heartbreaking.  Heartbreaker.  Tearjerker.
57 month + 28 (28th of the month on Saturday November 28th, 1981) = 85 = her personal day (from 11:16 a.m. on Saturday November 28th, 1981 until 11:16 a.m. on Sunday November 29th, 1981) = Bodily death.  Calling in the coroner.
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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9

A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I

J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R

S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Dennis Davern

455591 414595         57

 

his path of destiny = 57 = Heartbroken.

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3:14 PM on 11th November 2011

Pippa Middleton is said to have split from her
long term boyfriend ex-cricketer Alex Loudon.

Friends said the 27-year-old Royal bridesmaid
and her 31-year-old beau finally called time on their three-year relationship
after a string of arguments.

A source told The Sun that Pippa, whose
profile sky-rocketed after the Royal
Wedding, had sought refuge with her sister after the split.

The unnamed friend told the paper: ‘Pippa
tried to get over the split by spending last weekend with Wills and Kate at
Balmoral.

‘She and Alex split briefly in the summer —
but this time it’s over. They are barely speaking.’

During the couple’s brief separation Pippa was
spotted in the company of her former boyfriend and close friend, George Percy in
Madrid, before reconciling with Loudon.

But friends said this time their separation is
for good after a series of rows, one which erupted at an acquaintance’s
wedding.

It is believed Loudon, a city banker, had
found it difficult to deal with Pippa’s sudden fame as a sex symbol.

While other friends revealed their
relationship started crumbling after the Royal Wedding in April.

A source told the tabloid: ‘It was said after
the wedding that Alex was jealous of Pippa flirting with Prince Harry. But the
truth is she and Harry are just mates.’

In the weeks after her sister got married
Pippa’s derrière became so popular it was even given its own Facebook page and
social networking site Twitter went crazy with people calling the party planner
‘Her Royal Hotness’, a nickname first used in Royal Wedding reports filed by the
Daily Mail’s Catherine Ostler.

Although the pair’s relationship had been known to
friends as volatile in recent months it hadn’t always been the case with rumours
the former England cricketer was apparently preparing to pop the question
surfacing just weeks ago.

The
31-year-old had apparently asked one of his friends to look for engagement rings
for him, out in the Cotswolds.

And Loudon
had reportedly put a lot of thought into how to keep the proposal quiet,
although it turns out it any careful preparations may be in vain.

The
MailOnline contacted Pippa Middleton for a comment but she was
unavailable.

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2060219/Pippa-Middleton-Alex-Loudon-split-blazing-row.html#ixzz1dQLmkiPg

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Alex Loudon was born on September 6th, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Loudon

Pippa Middleton was born on September 6th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Middleton

Because they are both born on September 6th, their personal year, month and day calculations are the same.  That means on any given day their experiences are likely to be similar.

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = both Pippa’s and Alex’s personal year (from September 6th, 2011 to September 5th, 2012) = It’s my time to shine.

19 year + 11 (November) = 30 = both Pippa’s and Alex’s personal month (from November 6th, 2011 to December 5th, 2011) = Fundamentally unsatisfied.

30 month + 11 (11th of the month on Friday November 11th, 2011) = 41 = both Pippa’s and Alex’s personal day = Single and ready to mingle.

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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

 

 

Alex Loudon

1356 363465       42

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 42 = Relationships.  Misunderstandings.

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Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test

At the Federal Communications Commission’s June 9, 2011 Agenda meeting, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief Jamie Barnett, joined by representatives from FEMA and the National Weather Service, announced that the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) would take place at 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011.  The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism. EAS Participants currently participate in state-level monthly tests and local-level weekly tests, but no top-down review of the entire system has ever been undertaken.  The Commission, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will use the results of this nationwide test to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism, and will work together with EAS stakeholders to make improvements to the system as appropriate.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the First Nationwide EAS Test

What is the EAS?

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a media communications-based alerting system that is designed to transmit emergency alerts and warnings to the American public at the national, state and local levels. The EAS has been in existence since 1994, and its precursor, the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), began in 1963.  Television and radio broadcasters, satellite radio and satellite television providers, as well as cable television and wireline video providers all participate in the system (collectively, EAS Participants).  EAS Participants broadcast thousands of alerts and warnings to the American public each year regarding weather threats, child abductions, and many other types of emergencies.  As such, the EAS will continue to function as one key component of a national alert and warning system that will provide alerts over multiple communications platforms, including mobile communications devices.

How does the EAS work?

An EAS alert is based on an audio protocol defined in the FCC’s rules. In the EAS, an alert originator at the local, state, or national level inputs an EAS alert into the system using specific encoding equipment.  Specially designated stations then broadcast this alert to the public in their listening areas.  Other EAS Participants (television and other radio broadcasters, cable and wireline video service providers, radio and television satellite service providers, and others) monitor the specially-designated stations for EAS alerts.  When these other EAS Participants receive the EAS alert, they, in turn, broadcast it to the public in their listening areas.  This group of EAS Participants may be monitored by other EAS Participants too far away to receive the EAS message from the first group of transmitting broadcasters.  This next group of EAS Participants, in turn, broadcasts the alert to the public in the vicinity of their stations, as well as to any other stations that may be monitoring them.

When is the EAS used? When would a national EAS alert be sent?

The EAS alerting architecture is frequently used by state and local emergency managers to send alerts to the public about emergencies and weather events.  While the requirements for carrying a national-level EAS alert differ in some respects from state and local alerts, the national EAS test will test the underlying architecture that also supports state and local alerting.  Ensuring that the EAS architecture functions properly will benefit emergency alerting at all levels of government.

The EAS provides the ability to send messages regionally or nationally, though it has never been activated at these levels.  But a major disaster like an earthquake or tsunami could necessitate the use of the EAS on a regional or national basis to send life-saving information to the public. We cannot anticipate which communications infrastructure will withstand a particular disaster, but the EAS is one of the tools we have to send alerts, warnings, and information to the American people. The national EAS test will help us improve its capabilities should it ever be needed at the regional or national level in an actual emergency.

Why do we need a nationwide test of the EAS?

Pursuant to the FCC’s rules, local and state components of the EAS are tested on a weekly and monthly basis, respectively.  Although the EAS has been in existence for over 15 years, there has never been an end-to-end, nationwide test of the system, and we need to know that the system will work as intended should public safety officials ever need to send  an alert or warning to a large region of the United States.  Only a top-down, simultaneous test of all components of the EAS can provide an appropriate diagnosis of system-wide performance.

How will the nationwide EAS test be conducted?

The nationwide EAS test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), the three federal agencies that have EAS management responsibilities.  FEMA is the arm of the DHS primarily responsible for developing national alert and warning functions.  The FCC is an independent agency that grants licenses to or otherwise oversees EAS Participants.  FCC rules regulate the transmission of EAS alerts.  The NWS is a key player in the dissemination of local warnings via the EAS.  The great majority of EAS alerts are NWS weather-related alerts.

On November 9, at 2 PM EST, FEMA will transmit the EAS code for national level emergencies to Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations in the national level of the EAS.  The PEP stations will then rebroadcast the alert to the general public in their broadcast vicinity, as well as to the next level of EAS Participants monitoring them.  This should continue through all levels of the system, until the national alert has been distributed throughout the entire country.

Pursuant to the FCC’s rules, all EAS Participants must report back to the FCC on the results of this test, including whether, and from whom, they received the alert message and whether they rebroadcast it.  FEMA and the FCC will study these results to determine if there are problems with the system and, if so, how best to remedy them.  We anticipate that a nationwide test will be conducted periodically to ensure that the EAS is, and remains, functional.

FEMA and the FCC have already twice tested the EAS national code on a more limited basis, in the state of Alaska.  The lessons learned from the Alaska tests will inform how the agencies conduct the nationwide test.

What will people hear and see during the test?

Although the Nationwide EAS Test may resemble the periodic, monthly EAS tests that most Americans are already familiar with, there will be some differences in what viewers will see and hear, which is one reason for conducting a nationwide EAS test.  Although the activation will include an audio message indicating that this is a test, a visual message indicating that “this is a test” may not appear on every television channel, especially for cable subscribers.  This is due to the use of a “live” national code – the same code that would be used in an actual emergency.  FEMA and the FCC are conducting outreach to the public, especially the deaf and hard of hearing, in advance of the test.  Outreach will include specific information tailored to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing and will be readily available at online sites.  In addition, FEMA and the FCC will continue to work with EAS Participants to explore possible solutions to address this limitation.

How long will the test last?

We anticipate that the test will last approximately 30 seconds.

Why is the national test being conducted at this particular date and time?

While EAS tests may be disruptive, they are important to ensure that the EAS is functional and that EAS Participants are prepared to issue alerts, and it is our intent to minimize disruption and confusion to the extent possible.  The November 9 date is near the end of hurricane season and before the severe winter weather season begins in earnest. The 2 PM EST broadcast time will minimize disruption during rush hours, while ensuring that the test occurs during working hours across the United States.

What is the source of FEMA’s and the FCC’s authority for conducting the national EAS test?

Pursuant to the FCC’s rules, EAS Participants must take part in nationwide tests of the EAS.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which administers the EAS, has the authority to ensure the conduct of training, tests, and exercises of the EAS by Executive Order.

Are broadcasters and other EAS Participants ready for the test?  What if their equipment does not function properly?

FEMA and the FCC will continue to work with EAS Participants to prepare for the nationwide test and provide technical assistance and best practices with respect to equipment configuration.  We expect that all EAS Participants will participate in the nationwide test and that they will have equipment in place to conduct the nationwide EAS test that they already test regularly pursuant to the FCC’s rules governing required weekly and monthly EAS tests. We would therefore expect such equipment to be in good working order.

Where does media communications-based alerting fit within the development of next generation alerting systems like PLAN and the availability of social networking sites as tools for emergency alerting?

Because we cannot anticipate what systems might be affected by an emergency, it is important to have a redundant, multi-platform alerting system. The EAS is designed to work when other methods of disseminating emergency alerts are unavailable.  While there is no guarantee that any form of communications will withstand major disasters, various elements of the EAS are hardened to withstand such calamities.  Moreover, the EAS uses technology that is widely accessible to the public.  Almost everyone has access to a radio (for example, in a car or via a battery-powered handheld device) and/or a television receiver.

While our ultimate goal is to have an integrated public alert and warning system that will use multiple communications technologies, the EAS will serve as a primary method for transmitting national emergency alerts and warnings for the foreseeable future.

How can EAS Participants, as well as the public, keep up with developments in connection with nationwide EAS tests?

Visit this web page at http://www.fcc.gov/nationwideeastest.  The FCC will post announcements of all significant developments affecting nationwide testing for both EAS Participants and the general public here.

from:  http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test

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Wednesday November 9th, 2011

November 9th, 2011

11 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System’s life lesson and personal year (from November 9th, 2011 to November 9th, 2012) = In charge.

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System’s personal month (from November 9th, 2011 to December 9th, 2011) = Alert.  Homeland Defense.  Forewarned is forearmed.

35 month + 9 (9th of the month on Wednesday November 9th, 2011) = 44 = the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System’s personal day = Updates.  Stay tuned.  Here’s what’s happening now.

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