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Vol. 3 Issue 37 February 2013

Created By A Woman, Empowered By All

Real People, Real Issues, Real Talk

GirlfriendsTalk Kk What do you know about Molly? The Beauty Of It All …. Art By Frank Morrison Prop Joe of The Wire December 28, 1960 – January 17, 2013)


Letter To Family And Friends Of Girlfriends Talk From Founder And Editor –IN Chief

Janice L. Carter

The month of love has arrived! Wouldn't it be great to experience a day such as Valentines every single day? Of course we should cherish & love every day in this way without a calendar reminding us to. It’s funny how some of us depend on these certain days to express ourselves. I kind of wonder what the world would be like with out these holiday traditional myths. Instead of looking for a successful love story or couples this year, I decided to show my appreciation for "Art"! With the right eye and attitude so many thing can be considered a form of art. An old cliché …”beauty is in the eye of the beholder”! I chose an artist by the name of Frank Morrison. I think his work speaks volumes, so I hope you enjoy it. I think he has a unique way of beautifying urban life. If you haven't noticed I added a few new touches to GT. like support our local artists page. I felt like this was very much needed because of my relationships in the underground music scene. So i hope you will enjoy this issue as much as all the previous issues. And as always my door is open to contributors. To all the women, I would like to share something with you that my Facebook friend Shawn Yancy posted.

Black Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Black Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail, text, face time you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a black woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have the compassion and ideas. They give moral support to their family and friends. Black Women have vital things to say and everything to give. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN BLACK WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH...!


On Behalf of Girlfriends Talk Magazine Have a Happy Valentines Day! Valentine Smile On Valentine's Day we think of those Who make our lives worthwhile, Those gracious, friendly people who We think of with a smile. I am fortunate to know you, That's why I want to say, To a rare and special person: Happy Valentine's Day! By Joanna Fuchs


February 2013

Contributors Racquel Bonner Fitness Navigator Columbus, Ohio

Nikki Ransom Life Coach Columbus, Ohio

LaTasha Renee Holbert Success Coach at Successimo; Radio Personality on Blogtalkradio; Published Author and Owner of DISK, Inc. (Dependable Internet Solutions & Knowledge, Inc.) Columbus, Ohio

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What’s Happening In The C.O?


WHAT ABOUT US? FRANK COMER PAGE 7

THEY ROCKED IT PAGE 9

BEAUTY : HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CUTICLES PAGE 10

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MOLLY? PAGE 11

DID YOU KNOW? Meet Africa’s First Female Billionaire PAGE 14


What’s About Us?? By Frank Comer

The best thing about the process of recycling is that you can use something over and over again. The same holds true for information you can hear it, read it, over and over again with the hopes that it develops a level of consciousness that becomes inspirational to other and produces a mental change and a moral conscience… Any form of violence violates our inner contentment at being safe and peaceful. Violence dissolves the harmonious relationship between people. Today, the culture of violence is holding many of us as hostages in our communities and within our homes. It's a crying shame that as members of the civil society many of us have became uncivilized by the abuse and even misuse of the gun and the violence it permeates in our communities. Fear has replaced freedom. In many instances fear has also became a inherited necessity. Some believe that by being fearful this may allow them to be exempt from the many tragedies of violence of any kind. Violence is a learned behavior where the perpetrators are motivated by a desire to cause harm and a need to see others suffer. For many of us who reside in the impoverished communities of many cities violence, particularly gun violence has been apart of our daily lives for decades. Gun violence has saturated the streets of impoverished communities killing kids, youth and young adults. No one really cared other than the parents, family members, and friends of those thousands upon thousands of victims of senseless gun violence that was criminal in nature and overtly malicious. There were no breaking news statements from the President of the United States for these victims. Although there was a mentioning of such, but only as a footnote to a more important story. There were no demands for new gun reform, nor were there debates about military style weapons and their extended clips. Many of these assault riffles and their extended clips were already being used in violent acts in many impoverished communities and yet the only recourse for such violence was incarceration. This culture of gun violence did not begin with college or high school campuses, movies theaters or elementary schools in the suburbs. It’s been on going daily in other places and with more frequency. Still there were no national outcries from senators, legislators, or congressional leaders that could help reduce the lost of life in these impoverished communities with gun reform if only they cared… Without gun reform in these areas the violence of evil continues its destruction inflicting fear and rampage consuming lives and leaving a residue of death. There was no priority agenda to reduce gun violence from national Government leaders because these Governmental individuals did not acknowledge those victims because they never really cared. Now that violence, particularly gun violence has extended it's murderous rage beyond the impoverished communities of many cities, advocates for change and gun reform are suddenly making statements from their podiums of elected positions. These statements were filled with sympathy, compassion and promises to prevent tragedies of gun violence. Their voices only spoke of the most recent tragedies, hoping that their voices are heard and resolutions are made that prevent future tragedies. The only voices for those past and also current victims of gun violence in the impoverished communities were the local pastors and parents of victims demanding a end to the gun violence. As a parallel to current gun violence. Many thought that " crack cocaine" was a drug that only impoverished people smoked. It was not until it reached the tranquility zone of peace, calm and shattered it's quietness that it then became a epidemic. The culture of gun violence today has many similarities to that crack cocaine in terms of response, awareness and prevention. Current gun violence has now become a epidemic now that it has extended its murderous destruction beyond the impoverished communities. The tragedies are becoming more and more frequent in places you would not expect. There seems to be a double standard existing where the lives of some are priority and worth saving and the lives of others are not and become expendable. Those who live in impoverished communities are prone to gun violence (thus a much needed gun reform). Their lives are somehow of lesser value than those who recently became victims of gun violence as indicated by the immediate response from many of the elected officials of this nation.


The reactionary response was not gradual or even subtle, it was immediate !! This immediate reaction to the most recent tragedy further implied that lives of a impoverished community are devoid of any value. There have been many politicians that have ignored the severity and the senselessness of lives lost as a result of perpetuated gun violence in the impoverished communities. These are very significant tragedies, but yet gun reform and a purposed ban on certain weapons have been non-existent. Many who possess the abilities to make laws have been blatantly bias with their responses and have even shown to be more diligent in communities where wealth, property and other resources support a thriving community. Discrimination has allowed gun violence to rage out of control in many impoverished areas. Discrimination also distorts the value of a persons self worth and this becomes premeditation involving discrimination. Lives that are systematically deemed of lesser value their demise becomes almost predictable. Violence of any kind destroys the infrastructure of any community. Those who continue to destroy lives and forever change the sanctity of their communities they lack the basic construction of morality and conscience and denies everyone peace. The potential for violence in all communities is a reality and it may hold many of us in restraint preventing us from social interactions and unable to fully enjoy the harmonious nature of humanity. We as a civil society have a moral obligation to create responsible resolutions for everyone that helps in solving a crisis that has far been unsolvable. So help make a difference, cease-fire and stop the violence‌ Because people with guns kill other people.


“THEY ROCKED IT� Scarves are the hot new accessory this season but can really be worn all year as they are extremely versatile and come in just about any shape or size you may need. The next selections will range in placement from top to almost the bottom giving you many choices for the amazing scarves you add to your collection this year and in the years to come. First we will discuss wearing scarves on or around the middle portion of the body. Body Wrapped- To be body wrapped, take a large square scarf and fold it into a triangle. Tie this loosely around your waist. You may lay the triangle across either side or the front or back or you. Scarves with fringes look especially good when used to body wrap. Body Rolled- Grab both ends of your scarf and twist it. Wrap this around the smallest part of your mid section. Cross ends and tuck them into the scarf or tie them off to secure. A long medium width scarf is best for this. Tied Too- Tie a scarf to your belt loop, a purse, or your backpack to add a bit of a sexy flair to your look. In this next section we will be discussing scarves that are worn around the neck. Draped- Place the middle of your scarf on the back of your neck and drape the ends over both shoulders to lay on the front of you. You may also do this in reverse for a more sophisticated look. Double Draped- Set the middle of your scarf on one side of your neck and wrap both ends around to the other side. Cross the ends draping one in front of you and one behind you. Drape Wrapped- Loosely drape your scarf around the front of your neck and hang ends in back of you. Cross the ends and drape them over your shoulders so that they are laying on the front of you. Classically Looped- Fold your scarf in half. Wrap it around your neck pulling both ends through the loop. The ends can be let drape over either side or in front or back of you. Experiment with it a bit to find what you like. Cowgirl- Fold a square scarf into a triangle. Loosely wrap it around your neck and tie off the ends to secure. You may use a brooch or scarf pin to secure your scarf and add a bit of sexy flair. This look can be done in any direction giving it a bit of versatility. Tight Rolled- Grab both ends of your scarf and twist it. Wrap it around your neck and tuck the ends in. In the final section we will be talking about wearing scarves in your hair. Hangin' 50's- Wrap a thin scarf around the bottom of your ponytail and tie in a knot on top of it. You may need to pin it to ensure that it stays in place. Let the ends hang down like they did in the 1950 Head Wrapped- For an easy boho styled look, wrap a scarf around your head and tie it in the back. This can work for any hair length and style. Gypsy Squared- Fold a medium sized square scarf into a triangle. Place the middle of straight edge on top of your head, allowing the triangle to hang down the back of your head. Tie ends together at the back of your head underneath your hair. Pin your scarf in place. Totally Taped- Thin scarves were sometimes used during the renaissance era to tape women's hair. Hair taping is rarely used in today's culture but you might find it to be the perfect style for the prom or any other very formal event.


Beauty How to care for & Have healthy cuticles

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1Moisturize your cuticles by applying a hand cream, lotion or oil and rubbing it into the cuticle. The delicate skin on your hands needs moisturizing daily. Keep a hand moisturizer with you to use several times daily. 2Purchase a good cuticle remover (to soften, but not actually remove the cuticles). Apply the cuticle remover and allow the cuticles to soften. Using a cuticle stick (also called an orange stick), gently push back the cuticles, being careful not to damage them. 3Remove dead or flaking cuticle skin by moving the orange stick in tiny circles around the base of the nail. Remove the whitish residue from the nail as well. Repeat this process on each nail several times. 4Use a sharp cuticle clipper to trim any remaining hangnails. Make sure that this tool cuts cleanly. 5Wipe the nail clean with a cotton ball and moisturize again.

Eat a healthy diet to improve the health of your cuticles. Eat foods high in vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Be sure to get plenty of calcium and zinc. Limit the amount of alcohol, saturated fats and sugar you consume. 2Apply hand cream or lotion several times a day and spend time massaging it into your nails and cuticles. If your cuticles are ragged or peeling, they are in need of moisturizing. 3Rub shea butter cream or vitamin E oil into your cuticles at bedtime. Both help to smooth out your cuticles and repair any cracks in them. 4Try herbal solutions for healthy cuticles. Grapeseed oil, lavender, neem oil, honey and beeswax all help to keep cuticles healthy. Massage them into the base of the cuticle or buy brush-on cuticle care products that contain these ingredients. 5Apply a good cuticle remover and then push your cuticles back with a cuticle stick, also called an orange stick. Hold the stick at a 45-degree angle to your cuticle and push slowly and gently toward the base of your finger. Then move the stick in small circles near the base of your finger to remove any dry dead skin.


Health MOLLY We are living in a monkey see, monkey do type of world. When will it stop?

A molly is the purest form of ecstasy (MDMA). The appearance of this drug is typically white in color (for the big ballers who splurge and purchase a drug that has not been "stepped on." Beige or yellowish color indicates that the drug is not the purest... it's been stepped on. There are several stupid individuals that use this DRUG as a way to "turn-up." These stupid individuals engaging in consuming a molly because this pill makes them high and party. It is an energy booster. While the molly is fresh in these stupid people's body- they feel great however, once they come off of their high, they typically experience boredom in more extreme ways than smarter individuals who did not engage in this drug consumptions. Another side effect of this drug is sweating an abnormal more than usual. After-effects Effects reported by some users once the acute effects of MDMA have worn off include: • Psychological 0

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Chronic use: Some studies indicate that repeated recreational users of MDMA have increased rates of depression and anxiety, even after quitting the drug. A meta-analytic review of the published literature on memory show that ecstasy users may suffer short-term and long-term verbal memory impairment—with 70–80% of ecstasy users displaying impaired memory. Moreover, this research shows the amount of doses consumed does not significantly predict memory performance. Other meta analyses have reported possibility of impairment of executive functioning. Despite these findings many factors including total lifetime MDMA consumption, the duration of abstinence between uses, dosage, the environment of use, poly-drug use/abuse, quality of mental health, various lifestyle choices, and predispositions to develop clinical depression and other disorders have made the results of many studies difficult to verify. A study that attempted to eliminate these confounding factors was published in February 2011 by Addiction, and found few differences in the cognitive functioning of MDMA-using ravers versus non-MDMA-using ravers, "In a study designed to minimize limitations found in many prior investigations, we failed to demonstrate marked residual cognitive effects in ecstasy users. This finding contrasts with many previous findings-including our own-and emphasizes the need for continued caution in interpreting field studies of cognitive function in illicit ecstasy users." MDMA use has been occasionally associated with liver damage, excessive wear of teeth, and (very rarely) hallucinogen persisting perception disorder.

Trinidad James song “All Gold Everything” seem to set it off “ I popped a Molly, I’m sweating”. It seems to be a joke to many and the next cool thing to some. Is Trinidad James to blame? Although he admits to really popping Molly’s he can not by far be held responsible for this “trending drug that seem to be running rapid in the urban communities. There is an entire history of rappers who have mentioned some type of drug in their lyrics. In 2012, Molly just happen to became the new "it" drug in hip-hop, namedropped not just by Trinidad but a number of artists including Kanye West, Juicy J, Rick Ross, French Montana and Mac Miller.


GT’s Local Talent Spotlight

F.H.S.P F.H.S.P (F@ck haters stack papers) First off the name says it all. I love it, FHSP ( founded in 2005) is about business and they are definitely making moves to be seen and heard from shows around the city to shows in other states. Sharing the same stage as artists such as Paul Wall, Their influences include Eminem, 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G. & DaftPunk among many others. I truly believe soon the world will know who FHSP is. FHSP consist of Rich Regal (tattoo artist/event promoter/event host) and Zachariah Kane, Kaine hails from the SouthSide of Columbus, Ohio and Regal is straight out of the 740 Lancaster, Ohio. They are also accompanied by our favorite D.J Dommy Styles. We have had FHSP on The Truth (make sure to check out the archives on WUGR.BIZ ). What I respect the most about this group is their loyalty and commitment to their family. They also support other local artist around the city. Also, may I add "Come Get Modified" was my first music video i appeared in. Touching the community with a Christmas toy drive. FHSP is a group to keep an eye on . They will be in Austin Texas for the SXSW. A big shout out to Kane’s wife Dutchess. Please support your local artists Some of F.H.S.P.s MAJOR Accolades (NOTE: Some Accolades not listed) 2011 Winners of Industry Ready showcase (earning a slot on Krayzie Bone's mixtape "Cle is the city, Oh is the state" Winners of Skullys showcase (earning a slot on Lil Flip show) Winners of 2011 Ohio Hip Hop Awards showcase Columbus edition (beating 30 other acts) Winners of 2011 Bragging Rights Competiton (earning 1 year distribution deal & mixtape release party) Winners of 2011 Big Boss Awards "Best Movement" Award Winners of 2011 Cypher Battle Competiton (winner was decided by all in attendance) Winners of 2011 Big Heffs MidWest Industry Showcase (614) @Garage Bar Winners of 2011 "Video of the Month" contest for "Tatts On Tatts" featured on My2196.com 2012 Winners of 2012 "Promoters Pick" award at City United Award Ceremony Winners of 2012 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Showcase Chillicothe edition (beating 9 other acts) Winners of 2012 Jazzy Life Music Awards "Group Of The Year" award 2013 Winners of 2013 Big Heffs MidWest Industry Showcase (614) @Scarlet&Grey *TWITTER* http://www.twitter.com/kaine614 *YOUTUBE* http://www.youtube.com/sickson REVERBNATION* http://www.reverbnation.com/fhsp


Did You Know??? Meet Africa’s First Female Billionaire

Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, is Africa’s first female billionaire. The 40-year-old beauty is a very skilled businesswoman. Her purchase of more shares of publicly traded companies in Portugal accompanied with her assets, have pushed her net worth over $1 billion, according to research by FORBES.

The successful businesswoman started at age 24 with a restaurant in Angola named Miami Beach. Since then, she has sat on the boards of many companies in Angola and Portugal and has been instrumental in making business decisions. Her newfound billionaire status has many experts scratching their heads and asking, “How did she do it?” Although Peter Lewis, a professor of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, did not review information about Dos Santos’ holding and admittedly doesn’t know the specifics of her wealth, he still attempted to answer the question because he is knowledgeable of how business operates in Angola. “It’s clear through documented work that the ruling party and the President’s inner circle have a lot of business interests. The source of funds and corporate governance are very murky,” Lewis explained. “The central problem in Angola is the complete lack of transparency. We can’t trace the provenance of these funds. He continued: ”When you tease out the ownership and controlling interests in Angola it reads like a Who’s Who of [the President’s] family members and party and military chiefs. They are fixing a few roads and there are some railways and there are a lot of cranes in Luanda. But they are awash in cash; $5 billion has been documented in illicit financial flows.”


GT’s Melody Moment

Brandy's new album "Two Eleven" puts me in mind of the Keyshia Cole's latest album " Woman to Woman" , It had a hot and cold feel to it. Unlike Keyshia , where I personally felt some of the songs didn't fit her, Brandy was definitely doing her usual. Reaching an array of listeners which you can hear that on every album. I just felt after the plunge of her 2009 Human release, she would come with it. Even the music blogs were bashing the latest efforts of: "Two Eleven". Solange Knowles took to Brandy’s defense saying, " don’t comment on Brandy’s new album unless you understand the singer’s “deep” material". “Two Eleven” debuted at #3 in October selling nearly 65,000 copies in its first week. Albums sold today was undetermined. Wildest Dreams So Sick Slower No Such Thing As Too Late Let Me Go Without You Put It Down (feat. Chris Brown). Hardly Breathing Do You Know What You Have? Scared of Beautiful Wish Your Love Away Paint This House Can You Hear Me Now? Music What You Need Nodding Off

Oral sex is especially pleasurable because our tongues can flick, lick, swirl, and do things that our vaginas and penises just can't. However, many complain about tongue fatigue and/or dry mouth during performance so here are two actual exercises to help combat these issues. These stretching/strengthening exercises helps to give your tongue more endurance and control while also causing your mouth to produce extra saliva (and as we've learned from other newsletters; extra saliva/lubrication heightens the sensitivity of our nerve endings which in turn enhances our sexual pleasures). Win. Stretching/ Strengthening: Relax your jaw muscles. Stretch your tongue outward as far as it can go for 3 seconds. Stretch your tongue down as far it can go for 3 seconds. Stretch your tongue up as far as it can go for 3 seconds. Now to the left for 3...and now to the right for 3. Once this initial stretching and warm-up is done, move your tongue... Down, up, left, right....down, up, left, right. Repeat this movement ten times. Strengthening: Roll your tongue to the back of your mouth. Massage this area in 10 circular motions clockwise. Massage this area in 10 circular motions counter-clockwise. Rest. Repeat this several times. I would say in about 3 to 5 weeks you will notice improved control and endurance in your tongue. Love you guys and talk to you tonight on the show.Happy Lovin' everyone, Be sure to join my Facebook Fan page for even more sex & romance tips and facts

Nikki Ransom-Alfred Certified Master Sex Expert & Coach CEO of Naughty Angels LLC "Naughty Done the Right Way"


Frank Morrison

Born in Massachusetts then brought by his family to live in New Jersey at an early age, Frank Morrison was reared and spent his formative years there, an affable, precocious and inquisitive youngster whose curiosity about everything around him seemed limitless. Then, as an energetic pre-teen, he was interested and enthused by the youthful fads, interests and activities which marked his world: the neighborhood DJ's with their followers and fans at neighborhood parties, the colorful ‘tags’ of local characters which were splashed across fences, parks and buildings, and the loose-jointed "B" boys and break-dancers who enlivened week-end party scenes. In this setting his world was suddenly rife with possibilities and he became convinced that he, too, could DO this! In no time, invested with a brilliant flow of creativity, his eye for and execution of colorful ‘tags’ and ‘R.I.P’ scenes began to bring him considerable ‘street recognition’ and local acclaim. But what soon pleased him more was his mounting reputation as a "B" boy--break-dancing, popping and locking with such skill and control that he became a regular on the dance crew of R & B star Sybil. After a couple of years traveling with her, he joined the touring crew of The Sugar Hill Gang, appeared on "Show Time At The Apollo", performed on the video "Rap Mania", and with the dance company of the movie, "New Jack City". In fact, it was while dancing and touring the nation and European continent that he chanced to visit The Louvre Museum in Paris that he "met his Muse". As he walked the halls there, he was consumed by what he saw. Looking at the work of the Masters in The Louvre, he was reminded of what he had unconsciously reached for in his sprawling graffiti pieces; he recognized realms of color, style, passionate expression and possibilities that he had never before imagined. Upon returning to New York, Morrison became a ‘regular’ at local museums and galleries--knowing that he had to return to his art. With a renewed vision and an informed eye, the still teen-aged Morrison followed his heart, began the development of an expressive style of his own, crafted his first portfolio, and set out to market his paintings. One need take only a cursory view/examination of his portfolio or his work ‘en gallery’ to find that his power and inspiration are products of his deeply religious grounding and his loving commitment to his family. His innate musicality, natural rhythmic bent and intrinsic understanding of physical/spiritual/emotional expression both invade and explode from his paintings. Notable collections of Morrison’s art are owned by former New York City School Chancellor Rudy Crew, New Orleans Senator Gregory Tarver, renown actor/philanthropist Bill Cosby who prides himself on nurturing the talents of emerging African American artists, and Dr. Lorraine Hale among others. His work has enhanced the settings of televisions shows "Malcolm and Eddie", "New York Undercover", "Cosby" and has been a featured artist on the Home Shopping Network. Morrison has received commissions from the irrepressible radio/TV commentator Tom Joyner, the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, and executed serially mounted musical scenes for the compact discs "Impulsively Ellington: A Tribute to Duke Ellington. and Down-to-the-Bone’s "Crazy Vibes and Things". His artwork has been displayed in prestigious locales shows such as "The National Black Fine Arts Show" produced by Jocelyn Wainwright, at the Savacou Gallery in Manhattan, and was honored and given a one-man show at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture sponsored by ESSENCE ART and Toyota.


He earnestly declares that he is rendered speechless with pride when he finds his work displayed adjacent to and in conjunction with Romare Bearden originals. His initiatives include publication of two illustrated children’s books "Zazzy Miz Mozetta" and "Harlem Morning". Which will be readied for publication in fall 2004. Morrison’s work is inspired, not only by his rich and varied life experiences but, by his love and gratitude for his family--his wife Connie, three sons and a daughter and the omnipresent Hand of God. Each of his paintings bears his signature, of course, accompanied by the notation "TTG" representing and reminding all of his "Thanks To God" for the blessings of his gifts--his family and his talents

House of Art Lewis Avenue

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New York 11233 Phone: 347.663.8195


Our Condolence to the families of… Robert F. Chew, Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dies at the age of 52. The actor died of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home.

Ned Wertimer (October 27, 1923 – January 2, 2013) was an American actor. He was best known for portraying Ralph Hart, the doorman on the sitcom The Jeffersons, one of the longest-running sitcoms in American television history.

Lavonne Paire-Davis dies at 88; inspiration for Geena Davis’ character in ‘A League of Their Own’

British actor Robin Sachs, who is most know for his role on the 90′s television show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, has passed away at age 61. - See more at: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertain ment/buffy-actor-robin-sachs-diessuddenly-age-61

Frederick E. Buhl, died of a selfinflicted rifle wound to the head.

Capital Steez of the rap group Progressive Era aka Pro Era. Died from suicide.


Are you "Active" or are you Fit? You wouldn't believe the number of excuses that I get from people on why they don't exercise. Often times their reason is self-inflicted: I don't have the time. Sometimes it's procrastination: I'm going to start as soon as tax season ends. And occasionally the reason is downright funny: I don't like to sweat. As you can imagine, I point out to these well meaning excuse-makers that, despite their legitimate reason not to, exercise is a vital part of cultivating a strong, healthy and attractive body. In fact, if they would just exercise 2 to 4 times each week they would feel a dramatic improvement in their daily life, starting with renewed energy and strength. I then bring up the health benefits and explain how many of their health problems would improve. I talk about how great they will feel, and look, dropping those extra pounds and rediscovering a slender figure. However, there was an excuse that would always stump me. The sneaky excuse of 'being active': Oh, I don't need to exercise with a personal trainer - I'm very active. I play golf and tennis and Wii. Well, that is a good excuse, right? Golf, tennis and Wii are all active sports that burn calories. Maybe they can be fit without doing any other exercise... Then I started noticing a trend. The 'golf' people couldn't touch their toes in a simple flexibility test. The 'tennis players' couldn't jump rope for 60 seconds. The 'Wii players' needed a week to recover from a one mile jog. The so-called 'active' people encountered injury after injury. And then it hit me. You can't become fit simply by being active. Only by being fit can you become more active. To be lean and to maintain a level of fitness there is no substitute for a consistent, challenging exercise program. It's the only way, folks. To truly be fit is when your body is able to do whatever you ask of it. This comes from a combination of flexibility, strength and endurance. So, do you exercise? Or are you fooling yourself with the idea of 'being active'? How do you feel about your current level of fitness? Are you able to do each and everything you want? Or do you end up opting out of activities that you know would be too challenging? If you've used the excuse of 'being active' in the past, take a minute to reconsider your position. Don't bank on your 'active' lifestyle with the hope of true results. Contact me today to start an exercise program that will make you truly fit. And if you're furthest from active but simply want to lose those extra inches and pounds, make the decision to call or email me today. As they say...there's no trial run in the game of life.


One Pot Chicken and Veggie Dinner Cooking a healthy dinner at home does not have to be complicated or take lots of time. This simple recipe for chicken tenders and veggies will only take you about 30 minutes from start to finish. Meals that are rich in protein and fiber and low in carbs, like this one, will help you build muscle and stay lean. Servings: 5 Here's what you need: • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil • 1 pound organic chicken breast tenders • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon dried basil • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary plus a dash more • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika plus a dash more • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme plus a dash more • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • dash of pepper • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley • pinch of ground cumin • 3 organic zucchini, cut into half moons • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped • 1 yellow onion, chopped • 4 garlic cloves, minced 2. In a large skillet heat 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil over medium heat. Add the cubed butternut squash and sauté, covered, for about five minutes, until tender. Transfer the squash to a bowl, then set the skillet back on medium heat. 3. Add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to the hot skillet. Sear for about 5 minutes, until browned on all sides. 4. Turn the heat down to medium-low. Sprinkle with all the seasonings. Add the remaining ingredients and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Add the butternut squash back into the pot for the remaining 5 minutes. Nutritional Analysis: 192 calories, 6g fat, 424mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 20g protein


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Feburary 2013

Astrology

Aries February Horoscope 2013: Don’t hesitate in approaching the one you love and propose her or him in the love month of February 2013. Aries February Horoscope 2013 mentions success at pending professional projects. Taurus February Horoscope 2013: Taureans will be seen full of energy and creativity in February 2013. Taurus February Astrological Predictions 2013 predicts job transfers for many Taureans.

Gemini February Horoscope 2013: Your expertise in handling some job issues will impress your boss in February 2013. Gemini February Horoscope 2013 predicts business tours for many Geminis. Cancer February Horoscope 2013: Your ideas and suggestions at work will be appreciated and will give you chance to get promoted in February 2013. Cancer February Horoscope 2013 mentions a perfect romantic life for the Cancerians. Leo February Horoscope 2013: Leos will get the courage to propose their loved one in this love month of 2013. Leo February Horoscope 2013 mentions marriage for many eligible Leos in February. Virgo February Horoscope 2013: Virgos can expect to get ditched by a loved one in the month of February 2013. Virgo February Forecasts 2013 also mentions bad health for these people. Libra February Horoscope 2013: A sporting pastime will help to rejuvenate these people in February 2013. Libra February Horoscope 2013 also mentions a soothing love life for these people.

Scorpio February Horoscope 2013: Lack of time may adversely affect the professional life of the Scorpions in February 2013. Scorpio February Forecasts 2013 also mentions some misunderstandings in the love life. Sagittarius February Horoscope 2013: These people are advised to learn the ability to hide some important work issues from outsiders in February 2013. Sagittarius February Horoscope 2013 mentions dinners with family in total harmony. Capricorn February Horoscope 2013: Capricorns can get surprised by some hidden financial gains in February 2013. Capricorn February Horoscope 2013 mentions romantically passionate life for many such people. Aquarius February Horoscope 2013: Aquarians will get the right time to complete their pending professional tasks in February 2013. Aquarius February Horoscope 2013 mentions some minor health issues. Pisces February Horoscope 2013: Pisceans will go on some leisure tours with family in the second month of New Year 2013. Pisces February Forecasts 2013 predicts some financial loses for these people.


Ohio Missing Children

TIARA RENA'E OSBORNE

DAMIEN BECKETT

MATTHEW ALLEN TROUTMAN

Case Type: Endangered Runaway DOB: Feb 10, 1997 Sex: Female Missing Date: Nov 27, 2012 Race: Black Age Now: 15 Height: 5'2" (157 cm) Missing City: DAYTON Weight: 102 lbs (46 kg) Missing State: OH Hair Color: Black Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown Case Number: NCMC1206636

Case Type: Endangered Runaway

Case Type: Endangered Runaway

DOB: Mar 23, 1995 Sex: Male Missing Date: Sep 27, 2012 Race: White Age Now: 17 Height: 5'8" (173 cm) Missing City: FAIRFIELD Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg) Missing State : OH Hair Color: Lt. Brown Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Blue Case Number: NCMC1204327

DOB: Oct 29, 1996 Sex: Male Missing Date: Sep 23, 2012 Race: White Age Now: 16 Height: 5'6" (168 cm) Missing City: WOOSTER Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg) Missing State: OH Hair Color: Brown Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown Case Number: NCMC1203512


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