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  The Gulf: My Friend WALT T is Home         

Author: MWB
Date: Jun 8, 2010 12:53

I saw my friend WALT T today. He is home from cleaning up the spill. He will
go back in one week.

I saw photos that you wouldn't believe.

WALT T told me it was far worse than you can ever imagine.

My friend from Chicago that lives down the road from me somehow wound up on
the VIRGINIA RESPONDER. The MAINE RESPONDER left two weeks after the rig
sank. Then it took over 10 days to get there. I can't figure that one out.
Not that it would make any difference anyway.

An oil tanker can make it from Portland to Venezuela in 5 1/2 days.

I saw a photo of an ocean of orange golf balls caused by dispersants.

I saw a photo that had several burns in it. These burns last for many hours
and the flames go several stories into the sky.

I know petroleum.

Turn the wick up on your kerosene lamp and it will turn the mantle black.
Kerosene is a clean fuel and it burns black smoke.

The seas have been good and WALT T got a little seasick. Imagine bobbing up
and down in a sea of oil.

It takes WALT T 5 hours to get out to the spill by a crew boat.
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  OT: I Bumped into Helen Thomas         

Author: MWB
Date: Jun 8, 2010 11:38

I was sitting in Longfellow Square drinking a cold MOXIE....waiting for the
next TOPLESS I do every day.

This elderly lady walked up to me, stuck her left hand out and asked me for
my empty can.

It's worth a nickel and this lady looks like she can use a nickel.

I said....HEY...aren't you Helen Thomas of the White House press corps????

She said she was and she knew that it was perfectly legal to get everything
off your chest in MAINE. She heard that Longfellow Square was the Mecca for
a woman to bare their soul.

I told her that Longfellow Square was the Mecca for woman to parade their
bare naked chests. This is sacred ground....the birth of the TOPLESS PARADE.

She look a lot like that guy running for baseball commissioner
against that Jewish fellow that didn't notice that 160 pound kids put on 50
pounds of muscle in the off season.

HEY HELEN...look at that has a YANKEES bumpah stickah on it

HEY MARK....You know what???

What Helen?????????
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  ██▓▒░░MANAGEMENT TIME░▒░▒▓██         

Author: NEELU
Date: Jun 8, 2010 11:08

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  Vice-Admiral Sir Neil Anderson, 83 - Former NZ Defence chief         

Author: BobF
Date: Jun 8, 2010 10:45

Former NZ Defence chief dies

Tuesday Jun 8, 2010

Former Defence chief Vice-Admiral Sir Neil Anderson has died in
Wellington, aged 83.

Born and educated in Hastings, Sir Neil was defence chief from 1980 to

He was chief of naval staff from 1978 to 1980, his promotion coming
after a distinguished career in the Royal New Zealand Navy, which he
joined as a cadet in 1944.

He served in Korea aboard the HMNZS Rotoiti in 1950-51 and was later a
navigation specialist before becoming commanding officer of navy
ships, such as the Taranaki, Philomel and Waikato.

He was made a Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) in 1982 and a Knight
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) two years later.

Sir Neil died in Wellington Hospital on Saturday after a fall at his
home. He is survived by his wife, acclaimed author Barbara Anderson,
and son Piers. Another son, Jeremy, died five years ago. The Andersons
have five grandchildren.
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  Rep. Eddie Washington, 56, Legislator brought passion to position         

Author: Matthew Kruk
Date: Jun 8, 2010 08:01
Legislator brought passion to position
State representative believed in second chances for constituents
By John Byrne, Tribune reporter

8:30 PM CDT, June 7, 2010

State lawmakers remembered state Rep. Eddie Washington, 56, as someone
who brought a unique passion to standing up for his constituents,
especially those in need of a second chance.

"Eddie always felt that if somebody had strayed and done their time for
it, then they deserved another chance," Terry Link, state senator and
Lake County Democratic Party chairman, said. "He worked in Springfield
on recidivism programs, on getting people back to work if they had been
behind bars for something and done their time."

Rep. Washington, who had represented the 60th District in northern
Illinois since 2003, died of a heart attack Friday, June 4, while in his
Waukegan district.
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  William A. Muenzenmay, 66, Owner of Kane County horse stable         

Author: Matthew Kruk
Date: Jun 8, 2010 08:00,0...
Owner of Kane County horse stable
Trainer began riding horses in high school
6:36 PM CDT, June 6, 2010

When William A. Muenzenmay began hanging around a stable near his
family's home in Chicago, riding horses and picking up some part-time
work, his mother was none too pleased.

After all, you didn't find a lot of choirboys at stables and racetracks,
especially in the 1960s.

"His mom envisioned all kinds of characters he'd run into there," said
his wife of 44 years, Michele.

But that first taste of the horsing life spurred a lifelong passion, and
Mr. Muenzenmay went on to become the owner of a Kane County riding and
boarding stable that helped train a future Olympic gold medalist.
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  Dr. Adriano Olivar Jr., 86, Despite lost of leg, he survived Bataan Death March         

Author: Matthew Kruk
Date: Jun 8, 2010 07:58,CST-NWS-xolivar07.article

Despite lost of leg, he survived Bataan Death March
DR. ADRIANO OLIVAR JR. | 1924-2010

June 7, 2010
By SARAH BARABA ObituaryChicago.Com

Dr. Adriano Olivar Jr. lost a leg during World War II, but that wasn't
the end of the horrors he faced in the Pacific Theater.

He was among the thousands of American and Filipino servicemen who ended
up on the Bataan Death March in the Philippines -- forced by the
Japanese to trek more than 60 miles to a prison camp after a U.S.
general surrendered in 1942.

The captives had little food and water, and Japanese troops didn't
hesitate to beat or kill their prisoners.

Dr. Olivar had lost a leg in an explosion two months earlier -- so he
completed the march on bamboo crutches, according to his family. He was
exhausted, but knew if he stopped he would be executed.

"He said if you coughed, or fell down, [Japanese soldiers] would shoot
you on the spot," said his daughter, Carrie Schwartz. "What he talked
about was horrifying."
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  Rev. George B. Hunter Sr., 82, Revered pastor at Union Tabernacle         

Author: Matthew Kruk
Date: Jun 8, 2010 07:57,CST-NWS-xhunt07.article

Revered pastor at Union Tabernacle
His legacy: thriving church, strong family and, for many black men, a
father figure

June 7, 2010
The Rev. George B. Hunter Sr. liked to say he came to Chicago from
Arkansas with nothing but a skillet and a quilt.

Forty-three years later, he left behind a thriving church that had
doubled its membership; a strong family that achieved his goal of
education, and many men who say he was the father figure they never had.

Mr. Hunter, senior pastor of Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church,
died May 25 of complications from pneumonia at age 82.

He was born in 1928 about 60 miles from Little Rock in Beirne, Ark., a
town "about as big as your backyard," said his son, the Rev. George B.
Hunter Jr.

The spectre of Jim Crow was always present. He grew into a man who was
called "boy" -- but it didn't stop him.
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  Marvin Isley, Bassist in Isley Brothers, Dies at 56         

Author: Matthew Kruk
Date: Jun 8, 2010 07:52

June 7, 2010
Marvin Isley, Bassist in Isley Brothers, Dies at 56

Marvin Isley, a bassist who provided the foundation for his family's
hit-making R&B band, the Isley Brothers, died on Sunday at a hospice
near his home in Chicago. He was 56.

The cause was diabetes, said Chris Jasper, a cousin who was the Isley
Brothers' keyboard player for many years. Marvin Isley had fought
diabetes for more than 20 years and in 1997 lost his legs to the

The band had two distinct phases. The first, in the late 1950s and early
'60s, was as a vocal group made up of the three older brothers: Ronald,
as the booming lead singer, and O'Kelly and Rudolph as backup. Then in
1973, Marvin Isley, Ernie Isley, a guitarist, and their cousin Chris
joined the group. It was the start of the band's greatest run of hits.
From 1975 to 1980, the Isley Brothers had 14 Top 10 R&B records,
including "Fight the Power Part 1," "Harvest for the World," and "Livin'
in the Life."
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  Joseph Strick, Worked on Risqu         

Author: Matthew Kruk
Date: Jun 8, 2010 07:51

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