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August 5th, 2010   11:11 AM ET

Anyone else feel like it’s the end of an era?

“Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart has decided that she’ll take her leave from the entertainment news program at the conclusion of its 30th season, which premieres September 13, 2010.

Hart, who has been working for “ET” since 1982, said in a statement, “I only meant to be at ‘ET’ for three years, suddenly it’s almost 30! I’ve reached a point when I clearly realize it’s time for a change.”

She added, “There are many things I want to do in my life and I’d better get on with them. It will certainly be with mixed sentiments that I say ‘goodbye’ at the end of the season, but it will definitely be with a sense of celebration.”

No decision yet on who will replace Hart.

from:  http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/05/mary-hart-to-exit-entertainment-tonight/?hpt=T2

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Mary Hart was born on November 8th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hart

November 8th

11+ 8 +2+0+0+9 = 30 = her personal year (from November 8th, 2009 to November 7th, 2010) = Thankfulness.  Appreciativeness.

30 year + 7 (July) = 37 = her personal month (from July 8th, 2010 to August 7th, 2010) = Deeply emotional.  Mixed emotions.

37 month + 5 (5th of the month on Thursday August 5th, 2010) = 42 = her personal day = Everybody loves Mary.

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It’s her 13 period from July 8th, 2010 to November 7th, 2010.

13 = Things change.  Major changes.

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August 3, 2010

With the big breaking news out of the NFL today that Brett Favre has officially retired everyone awaits his announcement that he is coming out of retirement. Everyone but Tarvaris Jackson. 

While Brett Favre did bring another dimension to the Vikings team he also brought chemistry and made the young guys believe in themselves, making sure they had the confidence they needed for when Favre was no longer there.

Now, reportedly Favre is no longer there and the fifth year quarterback out of Alabama State, Tarvaris Jackson, presumably takes over as the starter. In 33 career games Jackson has thrown for a total of 3,643 yards with 21 career touchdowns, 18 interceptions and 10 fumbles.

Those are not the most impressive numbers considering that Minnesota’s quarterback last season threw for 4,202 yards, 33 touchdowns, 7 interceptions and just 2 fumbles.

While Sage Rosenfels has been struggling in camp and recent trade rumors have swirled the Vikings went out and used a sixth round pick on a rookie quarterback Joe Webb who they believe could be a draft steal and their quarterback for the future.

So the ball is literally in Tarvaris Jackson’s hands to begin the season. With his backup not showing positive signs to the coaching staff, if Tarvaris Jackson begins to struggle don’t be surprised if you see a 6′4″ 220 pound rookie quarterback taking the field for the Vikings.

With all that being said, now the skill players such as wide receivers Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, and, most importantly, franchise running back Adrian Peterson must step up. If the Vikings want to return to the glory road and make sure they don’t fall off with Brett gone, Adrian Peterson and Tarvaris Jackson will have to step up and play like they want to win.

from:  http://www.footballnewsshare.com/118666-with-favre-retired-the-minnesota-vikings-turn-to-tarvaris-jackson/

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The annual three-ring Brett Favre circus is officially open for business.

He has already made as many retirement announcements as Super Bowl appearances and now it appears retirements could be taking an insurmountable 3-2 lead. Unless, of course, Favre changes his mind, which happens every now and then.

Favre, the future Hall of Famer, had one of his best seasons in his first year with the Vikings, but he will be 41 in October and had offseason surgery on his left ankle, an injury from the NFC title game loss to the Saints. It’s the third time that ankle has been repaired.

There were reports Tuesday that Favre has been texting Vikings players with the message that he is retiring, a surprising development because he played so well last year. But his ankle is apparently still a problem and the Vikings could be about to find out how the Packers felt after the 2007 season and the Jets felt after the 2008 season.

Or perhaps he won’t quit. That’s the problem with playing the annual Favre summer guessing game. You can be right today and wrong tomorrow.

If Favre, who as of Tuesday night had not commented on Tuesday’s reports, indeed is retiring, that means the Vikings-Jets game at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Oct. 11 loses its appeal.

“If he’s not playing Week 5, I’ll be happy as heck,” Rex Ryan said. “If he’s playing Week 5, I’ll be scared. Maybe not scared, but close. That guy is a tremendous player. Obviously, you love to see great players play. So I hope that if he’s still healthy, he plays. He makes the game exciting to watch.”

After each of his previous two retirements, he changed his mind. And with the Vikings’ opener in New Orleans on Sept. 9 still more than a month away, there is plenty of time for Favre to do it again. Or the Vikings can do it for him by offering a raise on the $13 million he is scheduled to make and by encouraging him to take as much time as he needs. One year ago, Favre didn’t join the Vikings until Aug.18.

Vikings coach Brad Childress said Tuesday he had not been told by Favre that he was retiring and he had talked to him within the previous 24 hours. He said he wouldn’t be surprised either way.

“I think all of us can live with it either way,” Childress said.

Favre spent one forgettable season with the Jets after he ended his first retirement and the Packers didn’t want him back and traded him to New York. Favre actually had the Jets at 8-3 and in prime position to make the playoffs, but they lost four out of their last five games with Favre throwing two touchdowns and nine interceptions.

He later said the decline was the result of a torn biceps tendon, which he subsequently had surgically fixed after he announced his retirement from the Jets in February of 2009. The Jets later released him and Favre signed with Minnesota, which is where he wanted to be all along.

His one year with the Jets has become a blur to his former teammates.

“It’s like a distant memory,” tackle Damien Woody said. “We talk about Favre like it was five years ago. So many aspects of our team have changed.”

Favre helped change the culture with the Jets by making it fun for the players despite Eric Mangini‘s rigid ways.

“Brett brought an energy,” Woody said. “Guys were having fun. He left his mark. Even though this is a grind, we can still have fun. When Rex came in, he emphasized it to a whole different degree. I definitely think Brett has something to do with that.”

If Favre retires, Tarvaris Jackson becomes the Vikings’ starting quarterback.

Kellen Clemens, who was No.2 on the depth chart behind Favre with the Jets in ’08, said he called him last week, but they never spoke about his football plans.

“Is he coming back here?” Clemens asked.

Now that would be an interesting way for him to end his career.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2010/08/03/2010-08-03_brett_favre_tells_minnesota_vikings_he_is_going_to_retire_as_injured_ankle_is_no.html#ixzz0vb1ngFnq

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Tarvaris Fox Jackson was born on April 21st, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarvaris_Jackson

April 21st, 1983

4 + 21 +1+9+8+3 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = You’ll have to wait.  Patiently accepting delays.

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April 21st

4 + 21 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = his personal year (from April 21st, 2010 to April 20th, 2011) = Heroes.  Unstoppable.

28 year + 7 (July) = 35 = his personal year (from July 21st, 2010 to Augsust 20th, 2010) = [Brett Favre] throwing in the towel.

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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

Tarvaris Fox Jackson

              6    1

 

his salvation/undoing number = FJ = 61 = Having a back up plan in case plans fall through at the last minute.

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Brett Favre delivers the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC title game last year but an injured ankle has the future Hall of Fame quarterback talking retirement ... again.
Brett Favre was born on October 10th, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_favre

October 10th

10 + 10 +2+0+0+9 = 31 = his personal year (from October 10th, 2009 to October 9th, 2010) = Competition.  Training.  Scrimmage.  Controversy.

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Rev. Schuller retiring from Crystal Cathedral

July 11, 2010

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California’s Crystal Cathedral megachurch and host of the “Hour of Power” televangelism broadcast, announced Sunday he will retire after 55 years in the pulpit and his daughter will take over.

The 83-year-old Schuller told his congregation that Sheila Schuller Coleman will become sole lead pastor, after sharing that role with her father for the past year.

Coleman previously served as principal of a private Christian school run by the cathedral and head of the Orange County church’s family ministries division.

She was ordained just a month before she was appointed to head up Crystal Cathedral Ministries.

“I’m very proud that Sheila has earned her doctorate at the University of California, Irvine, and that this university has declared her to (have earned) a distinguished alumnus award,” Schuller told his congregation during the 9:30 a.m. service. “Congratulations, I’m very proud of her.”

The elder Schuller will assume the newly created position of chairman of Crystal Cathedral’s consistory, which is the church’s board of directors, The Orange County Register reported.

Coleman’s appointment comes two years after Schuller’s son, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, split from the church during a family rift that made headlines. The younger Schuller had been groomed to take over for his father.

Robert A. Schuller is now part of Dallas-based American Life Network, a cable channel aiming to produce family-oriented programming.

Coleman, 59, lives in Orange with her husband, Jim, and has four grown children.

“That was emotional for me, and I’m humbled and honored to be asked to take this responsibility,” Coleman said Sunday after being commissioned, wiping away tears as she addressed her congregation. “I truly know that God is here, he loves this ministry and my call is to help take the ministry into the future and to continue dad’s ministry.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=11138896

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Robert Harold Schuller was born on September 16, 1926 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Schuller 

9 + 16 +1+9+2+6 = 43 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Have fun.  Enjoy.  Enjoy yourself.  “Cheers!”  Eat, drink and be merry.  The more the merrier.  Fun & games.  Let’s play.  Plays well with others.  Enjoy it with everyone else.  It’s party time!  Let’s party!  The life of the party.  Make a game out of things.  Playing games.  Let’s have fun.  Are we having fun yet?  What do you like to do for fun?  Just for kicks.  I like that.  Let’s be friends.  Extend the hand of friendship to all you meet.  Introduce yourself.  Nice to make your acquaintance.  Nice to meet you.  Greetings and salutations.  Howdy.  Let’s meet.  Merry meet.  Meet and greet.  Circle of friends.  You’re in good company.  Having company.  Keeping company.  Fitting in.  At your leisure.  Hanging out.  Hanging loose.  Let loose.  Show me a good time.  Come out and play.  Jump around.  Celebratory dance.  Huddle up.  To band together.  Make ’em laugh.  I like a good laugh.  Have a good one.  Have a nice day.  Seasons greetings.  Happy holidays.  What’s for dinner?  The horn of plenty.  Enough is as good as a feast.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Birds of a feather flock together. 

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Sheila Schuller Coleman was born on April 17th, 1951 according to http://www.nndb.com/people/603/000022537/

April 17th, 1951

4 + 17 +1+9+5+1 = 37 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Heart-centered leader.  A real family person.  Just looking out for your best interest.  Wanting the best for you.  What comes from the heart goes to the heart.  Having a good heart.  Pulling at your heart strings.

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Monday, 7 June 2010 22:47 UK

Veteran US White House reporter Helen Thomas has retired after making controversial remarks about Israel.

In an interview on 27 May, she said that Israelis should get “the hell out of Palestine” and suggested they went to Germany, Poland or the US.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said her comments were “offensive and reprehensible”. She has since apologised.

Thomas, 89, was the longest-serving reporter in the White House.

She has spent most of her career working for United Press International wire service, but had been working as a columnist for Hearst newspapers since 2000.

“Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately,” Hearst news reported.

“Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the internet.”

Thomas’s remarks were made in a video interview with the website RabbiLive.com, when she was asked whether she had any “comments on Israel”.

“Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,” she said.

“Remember these people are occupied and it’s their land, not Germany and not Poland.

“They can go home, Poland, Germany, and America and everywhere else,” she added.

On Monday the White House Correspondents’ Association issued a statement praising Helen Thomas’s “long and distinguished career in journalism”.

“Along the way, she shattered many glass ceilings, including serving as the first female president of the White House Correspondents’ Association,” the statement said.

“We are saddened by her recent comments, but we commend her for a trailblazing career, and we wish her the best.”

Her comments also sparked criticism from the Obama administration and led to her being dropped as graduation speaker for a local high school.

In an e-mail to parents explaining the change, Alan Goodwin, principal of Walt Whitman High School in Maryland, said that “graduation celebrations are not the venue for divisiveness”.

On her website, Thomas said she regretted her comments.

“They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognise the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10259646.stm

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Helen Thomas was born on August 4th, 1920

source:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Thomas%2C_Helen

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 23 = her personal year (from August 4th, 2009 to August 3rd, 2010)

23 year + 5 (May) = 28 = her personal month (from May 4th, 2010 to June 3rd, 2010)

28 month + 27 (27th of the month on Thursday May 27th, 2010) = 55 = her personal day = Prejudice.  Racism.  Hate speech.

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Monday May 10th, 2010

Griffey’s career coming to an end?

The Tacoma News-Tribune speculates that the Mariners will part ways with Ken Griffey Jr. some time this month.

from:  http://www.rototimes.com/mlb/player.php?tqid=158&type=news&nid=157680

Ken Griffey Jr. was born on November 21st, 1969 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Griffey,_Jr.

November 21st, 1969

11 + 21 +1+9+6+9 = 57 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Sadness.  Broken hearted.  Separations. 

November 21st

11 + 21 +2+0+0+9 = 43 = his personal year (from November 21st, 2009 to November 20th, 2010)

43 year + 4 (April) = 47 = his personal month (from April 21st, 2010 to May 20th, 2010)

47 month + 10 (10th of the month on Monday May 10th, 2010) = 57 = his personal day = Sadness.  Broken hearted.  Separations. 

Tuesday May 11th, 2010 will be his 58 day.  58 = Retirement.

47 month + 11 (11th of the month on Tuesday May 11th, 2010) = 58 = his personal day = Retirement.

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