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Death of Len Bias Len Bias should have been one of basketball's greatest players. Instead, he became a poster boy for everything that was wrong with big-time sports. The athletic Bias was a star player at the University of Maryland. On June 17, 1986, the 22-year-old Bias was drafted second overall by the NBA champion Boston Celtics. Forty hours later he was dead from a cocaine overdose. Bias' death had a ripple effect. The Celtics were planning to rebuild their aging team around Bias, but instead Boston did not win another NBA championship until 2008. The basketball program at University of Maryland was thrown into turmoil after it was discovered that Bias' drug use was well known and he was 21 credits short of graduating despite using up all his academic eligibilty. Maryland's coach and athletic director were terminated that October for engaging in coverups that allowed Bias' habitual drug use and weak academic performance to go unchecked.
Tags: Len  Bias  drugs  basketball 
Added: 17th June 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Looking For A Vacation Spot check out this retro Airstream trailerpark in France . . it's the "Belrepayre" . . with ALL the comforts of days gone by!
Tags: Belrepayre      Airstream      France 
Added: 1st July 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Cardiff Giant Hoax 1869 The first great hoax in American history was the Cardiff Giant. In 1868, a wealthy American tobacconist and atheist named George Hull got into an argument with a minister about a passage in the book of Genesis that claimed that giant men once walked the earth. Inspired, Hull decided to create a fake petrified giant and foist it on the gullible public. He hired men in Fort Dodge, Iowa to carve him a 10-foot long block of gypsum. (Hull told them it was for a monument to Abraham Lincoln.) Hull sent the gypsum block to a stonecutter in Chicago to have it secretly carved into the likeness of a man. Once the work was completed, Hull had the carving sent to his cousin's farm in Cardiff, New York. There Hull artificially aged his giant with acid and buried it in the ground for 11 months. On October 16, 1869, two men hired to dig a well 'found' the giant. (This photo shows it being 'exhumed' from Hull's hiding place.) The story of the giant's discovery spread like wildfire. Hull initially charged the curious public 25 cents apiece to view the giant. He later upped the price to 50 cents. Despite scientists universally claiming the Cardiff Giant to be a hoax, Hull sold it for $37,500 to a five-man syndicate headed by David Hannon and laughed all the way to the bank. (The hoax had cost Hull about $2,600, so the sale netted him more than 14 times what he had spent!) P.T. Barnum tried to buy or rent the giant from Hannon for $60,000, but his offer was refused. Not to be outdone, Barnum had his own giant made, displayed it at his museum, and declared Hannon's giant was a fake! On December 10, Hull publicly confessed to his hoax. Meanwhile Hannon and Barnum were busily suing and countersuing each other over who possessed the real Cardiff Giant. Only in America...
Tags: Cardiff  Giant  hoax 
Added: 10th July 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
1936 Popular Mechanics Ad "Dog Rides Comfortably in Sack on Running Board" . . . . Naomi will kill me for even POSTING this!!
Tags: 1936      Popular  Mechanics    dog      sack 
Added: 14th July 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Walter Johnson One of my all-time favorite baseball players: Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators. The scouting report on Johnson's blazing fastball noted, 'You can't hit what you can't see.' Once Johnson pitched three complete-game shutouts in a single weekend. For years his lifetime total of 3,508 strikeouts seemed insurmountable. Johnson retired in 1927. It took nearly 50 years for another pitcher to reach 3,000 strikeouts. Johnson became a beloved baseball figure--largely because he had the misfortune to spend his entire career with the lowly Senators. In 1924, when Johnson finally got to pitch in a World Series at age 36, the public rejoiced when he won the seventh and decisive game to give Washington its only World Series triumph.
Tags: Walter  Johnson  baseball 
Added: 17th July 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Christian the Lion this came to me via an email from Naomi . . via an email from Roseann . . and now it is making its way around to my other buddies on the internet who love it just as much as i do . . i think it is too priceless not to share . . and i figured out how to make it something that would fit into YRT's parameters for posting: Whitney Houson's song, "I Will Always Love You" from the movie, THE BODYGUARD (1992) . . . thank you ladies!! GREAT COMBINED EFFORT!!
Tags: Christian      John  Rendall      Ace  Berg      Whitney  Houston      I  Will  Always  Love  You      The  Bodyguard      1992 
Added: 17th July 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
USS Forrestal Burns- July 29 1969 This is clipped from Trial by Fire: A Carrier Burns, a 1973 film produced by the United States Navy about the devastating 1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal off the coast of Vietnam. The film is unique in that it was produced from actual footage of the fire and emergency response efforts, both successful and unsuccessful, taken by on board cameras. Due to the first bomb blast killing nearly all of the specially trained firefighters on the ship, the remaining crew, who had no formal firefighting training, had to improvise. Though there were many firefighting tools available on the Forrestal, including emergency respirators, the general crew was not trained in their use and so were unable to use them correctly. In response to this tragedy, recommendations made were: development of a remote-control fire-fighting system for the flight deck, development of more stable ordnance, improvement in survival equipment, and increased training in emergency response and fire survival. This film has been used to teach new recruits firefighting and emergency response lessons learned in the mishap.
Tags: 1976  USS  Forrestal  Burns  July  29  69    emergency    response    first    responder    hazwoper    OSHA    EPA    FEMA    hazmat    jet    fuel    fire    NIEHS    incident    command    training    safety    Forrestal    hazardous    material     
Added: 29th July 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Coogan Law After co-starring in Charlie Chaplin's film The Kid (1921), Jackie Coogan was one of America's first major child stars. Unfortunately, because there was no precedent for a child actor earning thousands of dollars, there were no laws to protect Coogan's financial interests. At the time, minors had absolutely no legal claims to their earnings--every penny belonged to one's parents. Coogan found this out the hard way, when, at age 21 in 1935, he discovered his earnings were almost all gone. Coogan was then put in the awkward position of having to sue his mother and his former agent to recover a small portion of wht he had earned. In response, Congress passed the Coogan Law to protect future child actors' earnings. Unfortunately, the original law contained too many loopholes, renedering it virtually ineffective. Revised versions over the years have been far more effective in protecting the earnings of minors.
Tags: Jackie  Coogan  law 
Added: 6th August 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Blackadder Goes Forth - Final Scene In a way this is the British equivalent of the final episode of MASH. MASH ended happily with the characters returning stateside. Blackadder Goes Forth didn't end so happily. The irreverent mini-sitcom comprised of just six episodes was set amid the chaos and horrors of the First World War's trenches. Rowan Atkinson played company leader Captain Blackadder. This poignant final scene fom 1989, often called the most memorable in British television, has the cast regulars preparing themselves to go 'over the top' to face certain death.
Tags: Blackadder  Goes  Forth  final  scene 
Added: 4th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Wheel Of Fortune  Promo with Trivia See trivia questions in comments!
Tags: Wheel  Of  Fortune    Promo  with  Trivia  Questions  Vanna    White    WWL    TV    New    Orleans 
Added: 20th August 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy

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