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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Disneyland again.

Only this time I went as a father and a husband instead of a single man or child.  I’ll tell you one thing, those Teacups will make you sick if you spin them too fast.  My daughter would disagree.  View all of the pictures on the next page.

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Posted by SPN on 06/28 at 09:21 AM in Personal
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I bet you haven’t heard about Stepha Henry the N.Y. Woman Missing Since Late May

I blame media over-coverage of Paris Hilton.

NEW YORK - (AP) Police have tracked cell phone signals and examined abandoned cars, yet there’s no trace of a woman who vanished last month after going to a Florida night club.

Miami-Dade County police have said they don’t know whether foul play was involved in Stepha Henry’s disappearance, but family members think something happened to the 22-year-old honors graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Henry was visiting relatives in the area with her 16-year-old sister and made plans for a friend’s brother-in-law to pick her up on May 29, her aunt Daffodil Samuel said Sunday at the family’s home in Brooklyn.

Relatives saw Henry get into a black sedan with a man. There is video of Henry at a Sunrise nightclub and police have said they have questioned a man who told them he left her at the nightspot.

No one has seen or heard from her since. Her cell phone goes straight to voicemail.

http://www.crimesceneblog.com/?p=535

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Posted by SPN on 06/28 at 04:46 AM in Blogging
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan

NEW YORK - Without any sort of fanfare, AT&T Inc. has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, cheaper than any advertised plan.

The DSL, or digital subscriber line, plan introduced Saturday is part of the concessions made by AT&T to the Federal Communications Commission to get its $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth Corp. approved last December.

The $10 offer is available to customers in the 22-state AT&T service region, which includes former BellSouth areas, who have never had AT&T or BellSouth broadband, spokesman Michael Coe confirmed Monday. Local phone service and a one-year contract are required. The modem is free.
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The plan was not mentioned in a Friday news release about AT&T’s DSL plans, and is slightly hidden on the AT&T Web site. A page describing DSL options doesn’t mention it, but clicking a link for “Term contract plans” reveals it. It’s also presented to customers who go into the application process, Coe said.

The service provides download speeds of up to 768 kilobits per second and upload speeds of up to 128 kbps, matching the speeds of the cheapest advertised AT&T plan, which costs $19.95 per month in the nine-state former BellSouth area and $14.99 in the 13 states covered by AT&T before the acquisition.

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Posted by SPN on 06/27 at 04:23 PM in Science / Technology
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Now for something totally different!

http://www.superbike.co.uk/video/interview_news_82091.html

Posted by rosevine69 on 06/26 at 09:47 AM in Blogging
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wolof pronouns

Here are some Wolof pronouns and verbs for those like me that are interested in becoming more fluent.  I haven’t tested this on any native speakers so the accuracy can’t be vouched for.  I found this on http://abibitumikasa.com

I don’t suggest that you click this link unless you are ready for your computer to slow down tremendously.  Definitely don’t go here if you are on dial-up.  There is much too much going on on the front page of this website like, animated gifs, and the worst thing possible embedded music without an option to turn off the sound!

Ahhh the torture.  This is a great concept despite the clutter.

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Posted by SPN on 06/14 at 09:08 AM in International
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The victim’s wife was on the loose.

Posted by SPN on 06/13 at 10:04 AM in Unclassifiable
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AND SPECIAL SCREENING OF “COLOR OF THE CROSS”

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Posted by SPN on 06/12 at 06:54 PM in Art
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Get ready for iPhone.


iPhone arrives on June 29. iPhone features an amazing mobile phone, is the best iPod we've ever created, and puts the Internet in your pocket with desktop-class email, web browsing, searching, and maps. And iPhone makes it all easy to use with its revolutionary multi-touch user interface. iPhone syncs with your PC or Mac just like an iPod, so organizing your content now will help you start calling, texting, emailing, surfing, listening, and watching even faster when you get your iPhone. Here are a few suggestions to help you get ready:

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Contacts
Making a call with iPhone is as simple as tapping a name. You won't need to re-enter all your contacts because iPhone syncs with the address book you already use on your computer--Address Book or Entourage on a Mac, or Outlook or Outlook Express on a PC. If you keep your contacts on the web using Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone can sync with them, too. To get ready for iPhone, organize your contacts in one of these applications and make sure they're up to date with the latest phone numbers and email addresses. If you don't have contacts on your computer, don't worry. You can still enter them directly into iPhone.

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Calendar
Using its built-in calendar, iPhone lets you check your appointments with the flick of a finger. iPhone uses iTunes to sync with the calendar application you already use on your computer--iCal or Entourage on the Mac, or Outlook on a PC--just like it does with your contacts. If you don't already use one of these applications to manage your appointments, now is a great time to start, so you'll be ready to sync when your iPhone arrives. If you choose not to use a calendar program, that's OK. You'll be able to enter appointments directly into the iPhone calendar.

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Email
iPhone is the first phone to come with a desktop-class email application. So now your phone can display rich HTML email with graphics and photos alongside the text. iPhone will even fetch your latest email every time you open the application and automatically retrieve your email on a set schedule, just like a computer does. iPhone works with the most popular email systems--including Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, and .Mac Mail. If you're not already using one of these services, now would be a great time to get an account. iTunes will make email setup on iPhone a breeze by automatically syncing the settings from email accounts stored in Mail on a Mac or Outlook on a PC. Don't worry if you're not on one of these email services; iPhone also works with almost any industry-standard POP3 and IMAP email system.

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Photos
iPhone has a 2-megapixel camera and a gorgeous 3.5-inch display, so it's a great way to enjoy and show off your digital photos. iPhone uses iTunes to sync your photos from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Album, or any picture folder on a PC. You can carry thousands of photos on iPhone, but you can start by creating an album or two with 50 to 100 of your favorite photos, so that when you first sync your iPhone, you'll be ready to quickly show off some of your best shots.
Posted by SPN on 06/12 at 01:07 PM in Science / Technology
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Judge: No 10-Year Sentence for Teen Sex

By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer

June 11,2007 | ATLANTA—A Georgia judge ordered the release Monday of a man sentenced to 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17. The state attorney general, however, said he would appeal.

The judge in his ruling Monday threw out Genarlow Wilson’s 10-year sentence and amended it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month term, plus credit for time served.

Under the ruling, Wilson, who has been behind bars for more than two years, would be released and would not be required to register as a sex offender.

“If this court or any court cannot recognize the injustice of what has occurred here, then our court system has lost sight of the goal our judicial system has always strived to accomplish ... justice being served in a fair and equal manner,” wrote Judge Thomas H. Wilson, no relation to Genarlow Wilson.

Wilson’s original sentence, for aggravated child molestation, was widely criticized on the grounds it was grossly disproportionate to the crime. State lawmakers later passed a law to close the loophole that led to the 10-year term.

“The fact that Genarlow Wilson has spent two years in prison for what is now classified as a misdemeanor, and without assistance from this Court, will spend eight more years in prison, is a grave miscarriage of justice,” the judge wrote.

Wilson’s defense lawyers were ecstatic as the ruling came in. But lawyer B.J. Bernstein later announced that the attorney general’s office had filed notice of appeal, which she believes it meant to put a stop to Wilson’s immediate release.

She said she plans to look into filing a bond to release him while the appeal is pending.

“It is extremely, extremely disturbing that the attorney general would take this action now,” she said. “In essence the attorney general is saying, ‘Keep Genarlow Wilson in prison for 10 years and keep him on the sex offender registry.’”

The attorney general’s office did not immediately comment.

A Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman said the agency cannot take any action regarding Wilson nor comment on his case until it receives a copy of the judge’s order. Wilson’s lawyers said they expected to talk with prison officials in the afternoon.

When the judge’s order arrived Monday morning, Wilson’s lawyers had applauded and hugged his mother, who wiped away tears.

“I just feel like a miracle happened,” said Wilson’s mother, Juannessa Bennett.

A jury had found Wilson, an honor student, guilty in 2005 of aggravated child molestation for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl during a 2003 New Year’s Eve party involving alcohol and marijuana. Although the sex act was consensual, it was illegal under Georgia law.

Wilson was also charged with rape for being one of several male partygoers at the Douglas County hotel to have sex with a 17-year-old girl, but was acquitted. The party was captured on a videotape that was played for the jury.

Several influential people, including former President Jimmy Carter, stepped forward to support Wilson.

Salon provides breaking news articles from the Associated Press as a service to its readers, but does not edit the AP articles it publishes.

¬© 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. 

Posted by Nuttshell on 06/12 at 12:09 AM in Blogging
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