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The Lean Mean Damacio Page

New Mexico’s very own Hero Former UFC Fighter Damacio Page! While Page is not on the road, he is home in Albuquerque, NM training and preparing for his next big fight. Page is very humble person and loves to give back to the kids. Page is a supporter and fan of Who I Am Foundation and shows up to many of their events. Catch Page at his next fight or appearance!

Train = Gain  

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Top Restaurant Pick of the Month With  endless  seafood  and  a   succulent  Cajun  aroma  to  fill  the   air.  Pappadeaux  Seafood  Kitchen  is     considered  an  all  time  favorite  to   many.  With  Dishes  such  as  their   oven  roasted  Chilean  Sea  bass,   who  would  want  to  pass  it  up!    

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Pappadeaux  is  absolutely  one  of  my  very   most  favorite  places  to  frequent  for  fresh   seafood.  The  casual  and  warm  New  Orleans   ambiance,  genuinely  friendly  service  and   awesome  quality  of  the  seafood  here  is   dependably  wonderful.  I  love  fresh  seafood   prepared  with  a  Cajun  flair  and  they  truly   deliver  it  in  full  here.  This  is  my  go-­‐to  place   for  a  special  occasion.  When  the  weather  is   nice  they  even  have  live  music  playing   outside  on  the  patio  on  weekends  and  it’s   rather  enjoyable  while  awaiting  seating  for   dining  even  if  the  wait  takes  some  time.  I’ve   tried  a  lot  of  other  upscale  seafood   houses/chains  and  they  are  so  often  hit-­‐and-­‐ miss  or  just  plain  awful.  Pappadeaux  always   keeps  me  coming  back  for  more.   Dan,  E  

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Pappadeaux  Seafood  Kitchen  is  the  largest   concept  in  one  of  the  largest  family-­‐owned   and  operated  restaurant  companies  in  the   United  States.  The  Pappas  family  of   restaurants  offers  many  different  cuisines   and  traditions,  but  common  to  all  is  an   obsession  with  quality  food  and  superior   service  that's  reflected  in  every  aspect  of   the  Guest  experience.  Pappas  is  a   respected  leader  in  the  competitive   restaurant  industry.  The  Pappas   philosophy  hasn't  changed  much  over  the   years.  The  drive  still  comes  from  a  passion   for  excellence,  a  focus  on  innovation  and   attention  to  detail  and  quality  in   everything  we  do.  


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Mayor  Richard  Berry  Wins   Berry  to  serve  second  term   By:   Who  I  Am  Foundation  

"It's better to work together than work apart. We're one city. We all have the same goals in mind. I think our future is very very bright," Berry said.

department and lackluster economic recovery. The Albuquerque Police Department is under federal investigation for a series of high-profile cases of abuse and more than two dozen officer-involved shootings since 2010.

Berry won soundly, garnering 68 percent of the vote. Berry said his door is open to all the people who did not vote for him. He wants to hear ideas from all sides.

 

KOAT political analyst Brian Sanderoff projected Berry would win shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m.

Berry became the city's first Republican mayor when he was elected to a first term in 2009. New Mexico's largest city voted strongly Democratic in last year's presidential and U.S. Senate.

Berry was facing two challengers in former public safety director Pete Dinelli and former police officer Paul Heh.

A September poll showed Berry with a comfortable lead in the city of 555,000.

Berry first took office after beating out incumbent Martin Chavez and state Sen. Richard Romero in 2009. Then, Berry received nearly 44 percent of the vote.

In an effort to unseat Berry, Dinelli tapped strong Democratic ties as he stepped up attacks on the mayor's handling of Albuquerque's scandal-plagued police

City Clerk Amy Bailey told the Albuquerque Journal that she was hoping for a record turnout. "We more than doubled the number of early voters from the 2009 election this year,"

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Who I Am Rooter Tutor Program

Under no circumstances should any student be left behind, and here at Who I Am Foundation, we're going to make sure of that! Is Your Child: • • • • • • •

In need assistance to reach his/her full potential? Developing low self-esteem? Losing interest in learning? Preparing for college testing, including college entrance exams, SAT* and ACT® tests? Struggling to focus on a task (e.g.- spending more time daydreaming than on reading or homework)? Receiving test scores that do not reflect his daily performance? Interested in enriching himself/herself beyond the classroom?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – your child will benefit from personalized instruction  

A good personal instructor will inspire and help students - at all levels of academic accomplishment - develop study habits and organizational skills that will result in significantly improved schoolwork and test scores. Taking the time to consider whether to hire supplemental assistance means parents are giving their children an opportunity to excel in the classroom - from the very first day of school.  

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Who I Am Crisis Hotline Who I Am Foundation offers support, encouragement, and referrals to youth needing assistance or in crisis situations. The Who I Am Hot Line connects callers with vital resources to help each individual get back on track. We all need someone to talk to, and if you're having trouble figuring out who to turn to, know that Who I Am Foundation is always here.

 

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“Warehouse 508 is taking fun to another level”

Warehouse  508  is  Albuquerque's  biggest  youth  art  and   entertainment  center  located  in  downtown  Albuquerque.   We  offer  a  safe,  structured  and  supervised  facility  to   young  adults  and  youth.  Warehouse  508  provides  a   variety  of  programming  and  events  that  are  youth  driven,   and  youth  focused.  Come  take  a  tour  of  our  facility.  Walk-­‐ ins,  welcome.  

At Showtime Barber Shop designs are what they do best amongst their top of the line haircuts. Owner and Master Barber Jeremy (Showtime) Soto is considered a legend and one of the best barbers in the State. With 4 barbers and a welcoming environment, Showtime Barber Shop should definitely be on your, “I’ve got to try” list.

Warehouse 508 and NMX provide a wide range of programs and events geared toward and designed by youth in New Mexico. Working out of a 26,000 sq. ft. warehouse space located in Downtown Albuquerque, NMX and 508 provide safe, structured and affordable ways for youth to participate and engage in the arts and extreme sports. The Youth Creative Crew consists of youth ages 14-21 making the organization truly for youth, by youth. Working with staff and instructors, the Youth Creative Crew implements projects from concept to completion including concerts, poetry slams and a wide range of workshops and events.

Winning numerous Awards and Trophy’s, Showtime Barber Shop upholds it’s name and is becoming a all time favorite city barber shop.

 

Ladies design cuts too! 1400 Carlisle NE Ste L Albuquerque, NM 87110 Walk-ins welcome

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Lindsay  Curley,  Volunteer  Spotlight   of  the  month!    

Lindsay is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her hobbies include reading, writing, singing, spending time with her two sons, and making people smile. Lindsay was prompted to join Who I Am Foundation because for as long as she can remember, all she truly wanted to do was leave a positive mark on the world. If by making a difference in one person’s life, it is worth all the effort a person can give. When she learned about what Who I Am stands for, Lindsay knew she was exactly where she was destined to be.

 

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Who I Am Foundation has benefitted her life in such a way, that at times it’s a challenge to call it “work”. Lindsay has met an amazing group of people with huge hearts and so much determination to better our communities, that is has changed her mindset from an “I have to” to an “I Get to” mentality. Who I Am Foundation has given Lindsay the opportunity to meet wonderful people who are actually Being the change we all hope to see within our community and has helped her grow in every way a person can.

Six months from now, Lindsay sees herself continuing to pursue her dreams and making radical changes throughout New Mexico with Who I Am Foundation. She hopes to assist in bettering her community by raising awareness about issues that don’t get the attention they truly deserve, while offering support, assistance, and hope for those who have none. She wants to show people who have yet to write their success story that it is possible to overcome any and all obstacles in life, and that anything is possible through determination and dedication.

Three words to describe Lindsay would be Loving, Loyal, and Determined. Lindsay is our Assistant Event Coordinator.

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Delicious   Meatballs  Recipe   Everyone  Will  Love   Swedish meatballs can be served as a main course, traditionally with boiled potatoes, lingonberry jam, and cucumber salad. Although called "Swedish," meatballs having this same type of flavoring can be found throughout Scandinavia and other Northern European countries. They also make terrific finger food or cocktail hors d'oeuvre served on toothpicks. They reheat very well and, in fact, the flavor is even better after an overnight rest in the fridge.

Appetizer  Meatball  Recipe   Meatballs  are  the  perfect  nibble  to  serve   during  the  game  —  whether  on  toothpicks,   sandwich  rolls,  or  a  pizza  (yep,  we  said  it).  This   recipe  uses  an  easy  meat  blend  and  pairs  it   with  a  barbecue  sauce  made  of  ingredients   you  probably  have  stored  in  your  pantry.     INGREDIENTS   For  the  meatballs  :   • • • • • • •

1  egg,  lightly  beaten     1/2  cup  soft  breadcrumbs     1/4  cup  2  percent  milk     1/3  cup  finely  chopped  onion     1  teaspoon  salt     1/2  teaspoon  Worcestershire  sauce     1  pound  ground  beef    

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1/2  cup  ketchup     1/2  cup  chopped  onion     1/3  cup  sugar     1/3  cup  vinegar     1  tablespoon  Worcestershire  sauce     1/8  teaspoon  pepper    

For  the  meatballs:   Combine the first 6 ingredients together in a bowl. Crumble the beef over the mixture and incorporate, careful not to overmix. Shape into 1-inch balls. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs in a little vegetable oil and drain. Place in a 2 ½-quart baking dish.

For  the  sauce:   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and pour over the meatballs in the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until the meatballs are no longer pink. Serving Size: 18

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2011 Chevy Comaro Internet Price: $23,988

2006 Jeep Liberty Internet Price: $12,988

2007 Toyota Camry Internet Price: $14,988

2006 Ford Fusion Internet Price: $11,988

2007 Honda Civic EX Internet Price: $10,988

2013 Mercedes C-250 cp Internet Price: $40,988

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FUN, FUN, and MORE FUN!!

Where  Life  Just  Get’s  Better  and  Better   Live – Public Auctions every Tuesday Night @6pm with preview at 5pm Consignments accepted Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Zia Auction now proudly offers Estate and Liquidation Sale Service.

Albuquerque Indoor Karting (AIK) is an indoor kart racing facility that offers fun and exciting racing action. The facility is located at 5110 Copper Ave NE in Albuquerque, NM. AIK offers high-speed competitive karting and league racing. You do not need to be a professional driver to race at AIK, for a small fee you can feel what a real racer feels, it is adrenaline pumping fun.

Stop in and take a spin!

 

Zia Auctions 4814 Hardware Dr NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

Contact: 505-881-0016

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Who I Am Holiday Contests are here!! Visit Whoiamfoundation.org For more details Or call: 1.800.724.8331

Who I Am Color Me Frenzy Christmas Contest

 

Who I Am Color Me Frenzy   Enter for your chance to have your picture on the front page of Who I Am Foundation's website for the entire month of December and a Pizza Party! Upload pictures to: Contest@whoiamfoundation.org Or mail to: 2929 Coors Blvd NW Suite 310 S Albuquerque, NM 87120    

Who I Am Thankful for Giving Family Memories Diary Submit your family portrait and enter for a chance to win a Turkey for Thanksgiving! Visit Whoiamfoundation.org for more details! 2 Winners will be randomly selected Submission dates: Oct 15th – Nov 15th

If you are an out of state winner, your turkey will be available for pick up at a market closest near you.


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Never Look Back Entertainment is an independent Record Label that represents young musicians in the entertainment arena, by actively helping them promote their unique talents to the public. The promotion includes public relations, marketing and representing the artist to radio stations and other entertainment venues and opportunities. NLB also strives to find new raw, talent and by working diligently with the young artists, helping them to hone their look and their art so they can become commercially successful.

Got Talent? Submit demos to nlbtalent@gmail.com for consideration. All talent welcome as we are a multifaceted Record Label. We welcome all talent!

 

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At J’s Beauty Supply, we believe that the only thing to differentiate us is our service and principles. We believe our first responsibility is to provide excellent customer service and treat our customers with dignity and respect. J’s Beauty Supply Store specializes in multi-culture beauty products. We pride ourselves in having some of the best hair care products on the market. We promise our clients quality products at a cost effective price. We carry multi- culture hair care products, human hair extensions, synthetic hair extensions, wigs, clippers/trimmers, styling tools and hair accessories and much more to keep you looking beautiful. Our products are intended to help people keep up with upcoming trends and ever changing fashions.

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www.jsbeautystore.com 3296 Coors Blvd NW Suite “F” Albuquerque, NM 87120 CALL or STOP BY TODAY!! 505.554.2033 Hours: Mon – Fri 10AM – 7 PM Saturday: 9AM – 6PM


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our yard/lawn is the "first

impression" of your home or business. Having a well-kept yard not only looks great, but also it makes you feel amazing! For many of us our yards go unattended due to work or just life in general. At GIT Landscaped your happiness and approval is our first goal to reach. During our face-to-face consultation you will notice our professionalism, but more importantly, you will feel comfortable and safe leaving your lawn in the hands of GIT Landscaped. With many landscaping and lawn care services available to the public, it can be very difficult to distinguish which company or service best fits your needs. At GIT Landscaped there is no job too small or too big. Everyone deserves a "top of the line" lawn and GIT Landscaped is the company to call!  

This is a Who I Am Foundation Service! Call today and schedule your yard work! www.gitlandscaped.com 415.669.4487 Gitlandscaped@gmail.com

“GIT it done”  

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Who I Am Network to Work Your business is likely your most valuable asset. Business owners typically look for servcies that will help better and further their service(s). Depending on your business, this could equate to hundreds of thousands of dollars and/or customers.

Marketing, Networking & Consulting For more information visit Whoiamfoundation.org

 

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Who I Am Foundation Making a Difference in Your Community! Who I Am Foundation staff sorting and organizing donations. Who I Am Clothes drive was a success! Boxes and boxes of clothes donated to APS including NEW UNIFORMS!

Sunday Funday was a blast. The kids enjoyed water slides, cotton candy, dodge ball, music, raffles and much more! This event was filled with fun and laughter.

Our Staff and Volunteers at our Who I Am Grill for Life function breaking into our new “Teen Pregnancy Awareness” campaign.

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Who I Am Foundation staff presenting Albuquerque Safe House with a certificate and check raised during Car Wash!

Radio Host BIG MOON speaking to the students of Albuquerque Job Corp.

Who I Am Foundation Staff and Volunteers raising funds for the Firefighters (Random Acts of Kindness!)

 

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Horoscope… Scorpio-­‐  Monthly  Review   Do you have the feeling on the 1st that you could figure out exactly how to turn this whole organization around, if only your boss would get out of the way? Well, you may very well be right. But there's not a heck of a lot that you can do about it, at least, not right now. So bide your time, and look for ways in which you can make smaller-scale changes for the better. A series of super fabulous days afford you exactly the kinds of chances you want and need to make some big splashes on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Wow! Strive to re-establish harmony in every aspect of your life on the 13th and 14th. These efforts will definitely pay off! By the powerful 19th, 20th and 21st, your bravery will take you far. And your strength will bring it home! Some deep conversations could lead to romance on the 24th, 25th and 26th. So don't hesitate to get really, really into this heart-to-heart. It could turn out to be a real turning point! You get some good news on the 29th. Use it. You see a good friend on the 30th. Be glad of it. You have a good day on the 31st. Enjoy it.

Love   You  could  be  so  into  all  the  issues  that  are  percolating  in   your  work  life  on  the  1st  that  you  barely  have  a  moment   to  consider  romance.  Now,  do  you  really  think  that  is  so   healthy?  Why  not  take  a  break  from  all  this  work-­‐work-­‐ work  and  go  outside  for  a  ten-­‐minute  break?  Admire  the   changing  leaves;  take  a  deep  breath  of  fresh  air.  Oh!   What's  that?  Is  that  super  cutie  from  accounting  enjoying   an  afternoon  break  at  exactly  the  same  time?  What  a   coincidence!  Go  over  and  say  hi!  If  you  play  your  cards   right,  this  chance  meeting  could  turn  into  a  super   romantic  date.  Great!  Feel  fabulous,  and  let  that  make   you  feel  fabulously  romantic  on  the  6th,  7th  and  8th.   Make  a  play  on  the  13th  and  14th.  (Be  sure  you  play  to   win!)  You  get  what  you  want,  and  you  two  are  both   happy  about  it  on  the  19th,  20th  and  21st.  Get   emotionally  open  on  the  24th,  25th  and  26th.  Even  if  it's   a  challenge!  Good  news  gives  you  a  boost  on  the  29th.   Talk  to  your  friends  on  the  30th.  Some  super  romantic   days  really  brighten  your  life  on  the  29th,  30th  and  31st.  

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Career  &  Finance   If  your  boss  is  making  your  life  a  little  bit  difficult  on  the   1st,  it  would  be  better  for  you  not  to  do  anything  too   dramatic.  Sure,  you  might  feel  like  walking  in  and  quitting   in  a  particularly  over-­‐the-­‐top  dramatic  way.  But  getting   all  Opera-­‐diva  on  the  situation  isn't  really  going  to  help   you  accomplish  what  you  want  to  accomplish.  A  better   solution  would  be  to  take  a  deep  breath  and  figure  out   how  to  make  this  impasse  work  for  you.  You're  so  smart,   you'll  find  a  way.  You'll  see  just  how  successful  you  were   on  the  stupendously  successful  6th,  7th  and  8th.  Woo   hoo!  You  go  get  'em,  tiger.  Conflict  can  be  very   instructive  (and  can  even  help  you  generate  great  ideas)   as  long  as  you  keep  it  constructive  on  the  13th  and  14th.   You're  going  to  need  to  be  brave,  when  it  comes  to   putting  your  needs  out  there  on  the  19th,  20th  and  21st.   Be  brave!  Put  your  needs  out  there!  Your  intuitive   powers  are  way  more  right  on  than  ever  (and  they  are   usually  pretty  right  on)  on  the  24th,  25th  and  26th.  Keep   a  secret  and  do  a  friend  a  favor  on  the  29th,  30th  and   31st.  


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Giant  Oarfish  Dissected!  Worms,   Eggs    Found  Inside.   Researchers have dissected the two deep-sea oarfish that washed ashore in southern California this month. So far, they found that one was teeming with worms and the other was about to have babies. On Oct. 13, an 18-foot-long (5.5 meters) oarfish was dragged to shore by a snorkeler at Catalina Island. Because the species lives in deep, dark waters, up to 3,000 feet (915 meters) below the surface, intact specimens are rarely discovered. Strangely enough, another smaller oarfish washed ashore north of San Diego just a few days later. Parasitologists from the University of California, Santa Barbara jumped on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the elusive creature and asked for a small tissue sample of the oarfish that washed up at Catalina Island. When the researchers cut through a tiny portion of the fish's intestine last week, they found it was carrying a heavy parasite load. [Photos of the Largest Fish on Earth] "Our findings say that these are actually majorly parasitized fish," Armand Kuris, a professor of zoology at UC Santa Barbara, said in a statement. "In this little piece of intestine that we had, we found quite a few of these rather large larval tapeworms. One of them was about 15 centimeters (6 inches) long." Kuris and colleagues say they also found other parasites that provide insight about the diet of the serpentlike fish. Embedded in the intestine was the hooked proboscis of an adult spiny-headed worm. Parasites hop from host to host throughout their life cycle, so the fact that this worm was mature suggests the oarfish ate its former host, likely krill or some deep-water crustacean, the researchers said. The second oarfish, which measured 14 feet (4 m) long, is also under scientific scrutiny. Last week, researchers the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reported that they found hundreds of thousands of eggs inside the beast's 6-foot-long (1.8 m) ovaries, according to the Associated Press. While the causes of death for both of the oarfish remain mysteries, researchers have some working hypotheses. Scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center performed a necropsy (an animal version of an autopsy) on the smaller oarfish that washed up north of San Diego. Russ Vetter, a NOAA biologist, said in a podcast from the agency that the fish was quite fresh and seems to have stranded shortly before it died. Vetter suspects the creatures may have been carried closer to shore by a strong ocean current, which the oarfish, being poor swimmers, could not escape. Though they resemble the fearsome sea serpents of folklore, a recent video of a live oarfish in the Gulf of Mexico revealed that the fish are actually quite motionless in their natural habitat; they use paddlelike fins that help them balance as their snakelike bodies hover vertically in the water. Growing more than 30 feet (9 m) long, oarfish are the world's longest bony fish, a group that includes almost all fish except sharks and rays. (Whale sharks are the largest of all fish.) Further examination of the preserved tissue samples of the beached fish could help scientists uncover more secrets about the species. "With careful chemical analysis of the lipids and the proteins, we should be able to tell what its diet is and where it fits in the food chain," Vetter said in the podcast, adding that DNA will allow scientists to examine how the oarfish evolved and how the fish is related to other species.

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“World’s  worst   wedding?”   Dax  Shepard  spent   just  $142  to  marry   Talk  about  low-­‐maintenance   celebrities!   When Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell said "I do" at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on October 17, it was a no-frills event for the well-liked twosome, which the "Parenthood" actor discussed for the first time on Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "I'm a frugal person. Your wedding, when I was there — thanks for having me — there were helicopters overhead," the 38-yearold said, referring to Kimmel's lavish July wedding to Molly McNearney in Ojai, California. "It felt like an episode of 'M*A*S*H. ... Not that I was counting your money, but I was counting your money because it was flying out the windows. They were setting it on fire at the place." "We all appreciated it," Dax, who attended the wedding with 33-yearold Bell, continued, "but I made a mental note when I watched that. I thought: I'm going to go a different route. So we went to the Beverly Hills Courthouse and — all in, with fuel to get there — $142 out the door." Dax mentioned that while his "Veronica Mars" star bride has a wedding ring — which we assume is in addition to the $142 price tag — he opted not to get one. Though that could change. Kimmel, who bought his band (as well as a replacement … already!) for about $300 at Costco, offered to take the actor ring shopping at the wholesale store. While Dax and Kristen, who welcomed a daughter Lincoln in March, didn't invite any guests to their wedding, they had two friends meet them after the ceremony and their pals brought a cake, which seemed fitting for the comedic couple. "It was just Kristen and I at the courthouse, so they brought us this cake afterwards: 'The World's Worst Wedding,'" he said, sharing a photo of the message on the cake. "How many people can say they threw the world's worst wedding?" World's worst wedding? Nah. It sounds pretty perfect to us.

 

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Who  I  Am  Web  Design   A  website  is  Your  Online  Representative   Would you lay the foundation for your new home yourself? Or would you hire someone who knew nothing about interior design to decorate your new home? Most of us wouldn’t. We would hire a professional to insure that we get the best results possible. A Who I Am Web Designer knows how to direct your website to your target audience. First impressions are very important, and if your website represents your company in a professional manner you will gain customers that would otherwise be missed or lost. Professionalism When hiring a Who I Am Web Designer, not only do we know how to create a beautiful image, we also give you the image that’s effective for your business and industry. Who I Am Web Designer’s know the importance of marketing as well as creativity. An effective website should be unique, easy on the eyes, have easy navigation, load efficiently, and work properly with all of the major Internet browsers. Preserve Time Hiring a Who I Am Web Designer instead of building a website yourself will save you a lot of valuable time, energy, and frustration. There is a large spectrum of skills that are necessary to make effective websites and there are many aspects to web development far beyond learning the basics such as HTML. A Who I Am Web Designer is not only skilled in design but also remains in-the-loop in several important areas including marketing, communication, HTML, CSS, photo optimization, search engine optimization, JavaScript, and possibly several other languages like Flash, PHP, and others. Being One Step Ahead of the Competition Competition is present in every industry, and businesses are using the Internet to gain an edge over their competition. If your competitors have a web presence before you do, they are already a step ahead. But, if you launch a more effective website, you will have that edge.

 

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Uniqueness / Customization How are you going to make your website stand out? There are millions of websites on the Internet. As of 2013 there were close to a billion. Many custom features that you may need for your website such as contact forms, galleries, forums, and other special scripts are simply not available with pre-made templates. If you have a website built with a pre-made template and in the future you want to expand it, chances are you will have to rebuild the whole site to include the custom features that you need. A Clear Message A Who I Am Web Designer is experienced in knowing how to effectively communicate your message. They are also skilled at marketing as well as relaying your message through the use of colors, fonts, shapes, layouts, and more to deliver the message that best represents your business. The Power of Search Engine Optimization One of the most important factors of a website is its presence in the search engines. It is useless to have a great website if it does not show up among search engine results. A high search engine ranking is important not only because it is free, but it is usually the number one way potential customers will find you on the Internet. Who I Am Web Designers know how to develop your website in a way that search engines can easily read and rank your page. This is known as search engine-friendly. The result would be a decent ranking in the search engine listing. This is the most effective and legal way to insure top rankings for your website. A Worthy Investment Having a professional website will give your business an edge that no pre-made template website can give you. Your website will be something that thousands of people around the world may view everyday. Make sure your website represents what you want the world to see. A pre-made template website may seem cost-efficient and easy, but in the long run, it’s more beneficial to your business to hire a Who I Am Web Designer.

 

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C ulinary Arts Specialist Ishmel Norman Ishmel Norman, is a culinary specialist originally from Paterson, New Jersey. He received his culinary degree from Savannah Technical College. Since the age of 15, Ishmel has been creating and preparing gourmet dishes. His mother wasn’t a professional chef while Ishmel was growing up, which inspired him to learn more about cooking. He wanted to be able to cook his mother gourmet dishes he knew she liked. Growing up, Ishmel watched a lot of cooking channels and credits Emeril Lagasse for being another inspiration and a role model in his quest for culinary knowledge. Ishmel has been a culinary specialist at Savoy Bar & Grill in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the past seven months. His favorite dishes to prepare off of the Savoy menu include the salmon and burgers, but outside of work Ishmel cooks a lot of soul food. Ishmel is finishing up at University of New Mexico, currently double majoring in business administration and African American studies. Once he finishes that, Ishmel plans on attending law school to study corporate law. His long-term goal is to be a lawyer by day while opening up a jazz and R&B restaurant at night. What separates Ishmel from his culinary peers is the fact that he is goal driven, a positive person to work with, and he enjoys artistic work with food. The first dish Ishmel ever made was filet mignon. Outside of work, Ishmel enjoys hanging out with his fraternity brothers from Kappa Alpha Psi, lounging at the house and playing PlayStation, having fun with his peers, and volunteering at Who I Am Foundation.

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11  Facts  About  Teen  Pregnancy   1. 3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. 2. Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than half of teen mothers never graduate from high school. 3. Less than 2 percent of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30. 4. About a quarter of teen moms have a second child within 24 months of their first baby. 5. The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the western industrialized world. 6. From 1990 to 2008, the teen pregnancy rate decreased 42 percent (from 117 to 68 pregnancies per 1,000 teen girls). 7. In 2008 the teen pregnancy rate among African-American and Hispanic teen girls, age 15 to 19, was over two and a half times higher than the teen pregnancy rate among white teen girls of the same age group. 8. 8 out of 10 teen dads don’t marry the mother of their child. 9. A sexually active teen who doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90 percent chance of becoming pregnant within a year. 10. Almost 50 percent of teens have never considered how a pregnancy would affect their lives. 11. Teens had fewer babies in 2010 than in any year since the mid-1940s.  

 

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11  Facts  About  Bullying   1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. 2. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time. 3. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 4. 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. 5. 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school. 6. Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective. 7. 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. 8. 90 percent of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying. 9. 1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying. 10. Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents. 11. Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.   38    


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C ommon Sense From a Not So Common Mind

Instead  of  giving  yourself   reasons  why  you  can’t,  give  yourself   reasons  why  you  can.  Every  failure   brings  you  closer  to  the  next  success.   Who  you  are  speaks  so  loudly,  there   really  is  no  reason  for  your  words.   Success  is  not  something  you  pursue,   success  is  something  you  attract  by  the   person  you  become.  Success  is  one   thing,  impact  is  another.  You  owe  it  to   yourself  to  be  the  best  you  can  possibly  be.  The  only  time  you  should  ever  look  back  is  to  see  how  far  you've  come.   When  you  are  scared  to  drop  your  past,  you  will  never  be  ready  to   catch  your  future.  Forget  fame,  forget  money,  forget  everything   anyone  can  take  from  you.  Joy  is  a  result  of  interest  and  awareness   of  active  appreciation  and  creative  expression....     The  secret  to  success  is  being  ready  when  your  opportunity   comes.  Don't  measure  yourself  by  what  you  have  accomplished,  but   rather  by  what  you  should  accomplish  with  your  ability.  It's  not   about  getting  through  life,  it's  about  growing  through  life  and  having   fun  along  the  way.  Loving  your  life  is  being  willing  to  make  changes,   to  let  go  of  old  ways  and  unhealthy  habits  so  you  can  be  your  best.   What  you  learned  yesterday  will  help  you  today,  and  what  you  learn   today  will  help  you  tomorrow.  The  most  certain  way  to  succeed  is   always  to  try  just  one  more  time.  It's  always  important  to  take  time   for  yourself  each  day,  to  just  think  about  everything  going  on.  So  you   don't  get  lost  in  it....     Know  and  uphold  your  worth.  Refuse  to  be  involved  with   anyone  who  devalues  or  is  a  burden  to  you.  Knowing  your  worth  is   pointless  if  you  still  settle  for  someone  who  can't  or  refuses  to  give   you  what  you  truly  deserve.  Don't  be  afraid  to  be  you  and  be  judged.   Because  those  who  do  judge,  are  the  real  ones  who  need  help.   When  there  is  no  enemy  within  yourself  then  the  enemies  outside   can  not  hurt  you.  When  you  realize  your  worth,  you  realize  a  lot  of   stuff  isn't  worth  dealing  with.  Life's  full  of  compromises  but  refuse  to   compromise  on  your  happiness....  

   

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  Doesn't  matter  how  bad  you  have  it  or  how  successful   you  are.  There's  always  someone  worse  off  or  more   successful  than  you.  Count  your  blessings.  A  simple  act  of   kindness  can  change  someone's  entire  life.  Be  kind  to   people  because  you  never  know  when  you'll  need  it  in   return.  The  price  that  you  pay  for  hating  people  is  loving   yourself  less.  Nothing  is  more  expensive  than  a  missed   opportunity....   Remember  Success  usually  comes  to  those  who   are  too  busy  to  be  looking  for  it.  Idle  hands  are  the  devil's   playground.  Better  yourself,  stop  just  sitting  around.  You  

can  always  become  more  knowledgeable  in  something.   Only  those  who  dare  to  fail  greatly  can  ever  achieve   greatly.  But  you  will  not  lose,  for  even  in  defeat  there's  a   valuable  lesson  learned,  so  it  evens  it  up.  Dreams  are   pointless  if  you  aren't  trying  to  reach  them.  Measure   success  by  how  many  people  you  bless.  Change   someone's  life  for  the  better  today  if  you  can.  Sometimes   you  will  never  know  the  true  value  of  a  moment  until  it   becomes  a  memory.  What  you  need  to  do  is  be  thankful   for  the  life  you  got.  Stop  looking  at  what  you  don't  have   and  be  thankful  for  what  you  do  have.  Positive  thoughts   +  Positive  Energy  =Positive  Results.  Speak  things  into   existence.  Like  this  will  be  a  great  week.  Then  go  make  it   happen...  

When  things  aren't  adding  up,  subtract.   Removing  dead  weight  always  makes  you  feel  light  on   your  feet.  Only  make  room  for  supportive  people  in  your   life.  Anybody  else  is  taking  away  from  what  you're  trying   to  build.  If  they're  not  helping,  they're  hindering.  I've   learned  that  it's  not  what  you  have  in  life,  but  who  you   have  that  counts.  Decisions  determine  destiny.  When   someone  is  trying  to  change  their  ways,  the  worst  thing   you  can  do  is  keep  bringing  up  the  past.  Be  concerned   with  your  character  before  your  reputation.  Character  is   what  you  really  are  and  your  reputation  is  what  others   think  of  you.  The  difference  between  who  you  are  and   who  you  want  to  be  is  what  you  do.  All  men/women  are   created  equal  but  some  work  harder  than  others.  Don’t   let  small  minds  convince  you  that  your  dreams  are  too   big.  If  your  dreams  do  not  scare  you,  then  they  simply  are   not  big  enough....     Everything  happens  for  a  reason,  it's  figuring  out   that  reason  that's  the  hard  part.  Always  trust  your   instincts,  they've  gotten  you  this  far.  If  you  haven't  done   it  yet,  today  is  not  a  bad  day  to  start.  Get  your  life   together.  When  you  learn  to  deal  with  it  and  move  on,   that's  when  life  gets  easier.  Sometimes  you  never  know   the  true  value  of  a  moment  until  it  becomes  a  memory.   Never  let  the  fear  of  pain  overpower  the  miracles  love   can  do.  Rid  yourself  of  the  negative  energy  by  eliminating   the  people  who  are  bringing  it  around.  When  you  stop   expecting  people  to  be  perfect,  you  can  like  them  for   who  they  are…..   Sometimes  all  it  takes  is  for  someone  to  believe  in  you.   Keep  yourself  clean  and  bright.  You  are  the  window   through  which  you  must  see  the  world.  Imagination  is   what  you  do  with  your  inspiration.  Some  pursue   happiness.  Others  create  it.  Anybody  can  join  an  empire   but  it  takes  a  special  person  to  try  and  build  their  own.   Be  courteous  to  all,  but  intimate  with  few;  and  let  those   be  well-­‐tried  before  you  give  them  your  confidence.   Motivated  by  those  who  sacrificed.  Inspired  by  those   who  believed.  Fueled  by  those  who  doubted.  Stop  letting   people  that  do  so  little  for  you  control  your  mind,   feelings,  and  emotions….  

  “Never  Lose  the  Desire  to  Inspire..”    ~    Anthony  M.  Van  de  Star  

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