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Greetings! My name is Olga. I am from RU. I never got acquainted through the Internet,

16 May

Greetings! My name is Olga. I am from RU. I never got acquainted through the
Internet,
so I turned to one of the marriage the agency of our city. They gave me your e-mail
and told me to tell you wrote. Sorry that I’m disturbing you. The purpose of my
acquaintance on the internet to find not just a friendship, and his love, his second
half.
I think we can develop a good relationship in the future will be closer to each other.
Our communication will grow into something bigger and we will be able to meet with you.
Hopefully talking to me like you, and you will not ignore me. If I you are interested
and you want to know me, I\’ll wait for your response to my personal mailbox:
olga_olga_2011@yahoo.com
In this message, I’ll also send you my photo for you to see me. Also, I too very much
want to see you and ask you to send me your picture! I hope that you will answer me.
With best regards, Olga.

 

NBC buys BBC family drama Merlin (Newspaper Article)

14 Apr

NBC has bought BBC1’s new family drama Merlin and will air it in a key peak time slot, in an almost unprecedented move for a US terrestrial network.

As part of a new 2008-2009 season schedule announced today by NBC, the broadcaster will also screen a spin-off from its version of hit BBC comedy The Office, although very little is known about the new show at this stage.

The 13-part fantasy drama Merlin, based on Arthurian legend, will star Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Little Britain actor Anthony Head and One Foot in the Grave’s Richard Wilson.

Head will star as Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon, while Wilson will play court physician Gaius in Merlin.

The drama will be set in the mythical city of Camelot, and focus on Merlin as a wizard on the brink of adulthood who clashes with a young Prince Arthur.

Merlin will premiere on BBC1 in a Saturday teatime slot in the autumn and will air on NBC in an 8pm slot on Sundays through the winter of 2009.

It is almost unheard of for one of the big four US terrestrial networks – NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS – to buy a UK drama or comedy show off the shelf without making their own version of the format.

UK-produced drama and comedy can be found more often on US cable networks such as HBO and Showtime, which recently bought ITV2’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

US entertainment industry trade magazine Variety described NBC’s move as a “reversal of the usual Blighty-US programming pipeline”.

The acquisition was announced today by the new NBC Entertainment co-chairman, Ben Silverman, as part a new 65-week-long schedule until summer 2009.

Merlin, which is being distributed by FremantleMedia, is produced by Elisabeth Murdoch’s UK independent production company, Shine.

Murdoch’s company recently bought Reveille, the US independent producer behind NBC’s version of The Office, which was set up by Silverman.

Merlin, which will be a key part of Silverman’s new initiative to make the 8pm hour a family friendly part of the schedule, will not be the only British-produced drama in NBC’s schedule, with the broadcaster also commissioning Crusoe from UK producer Power.

The 13-part drama, based on the classic Robinson Crusoe novel by Daniel Defoe, will be produced by Power with Universal Media Studios, a division of NBC Universal. Crusoe will air in a Friday 8pm slot from the autumn.

Silverman was tight-lipped about the creative details of The Office spin-off, although he said some of the actors from the main series may pop up in the new show.

He added that the entire creative team behind The Office – which he produced at Reveille before joining NBC – was behind the new show.

Silverman did confirm that the spin-off would launch on February 1 next year following a special episode of The Office which will air in the prime post-Super Bowl slot.

The Office, which has been picked up for a new 28-episode run, will air hour-long episodes from September and then in October will be paired with a new Saturday Night Live spin-off, SNL Thursday Night Live, which will feature politically themed sketches geared to the US presidential election.

NBC also confirmed that the American version of hit Australian comedy Kath and Kim, screened on BBC2 in the UK, will debut in a Tuesday 9.30pm slot in the autumn.

Silverman revealed that medical comedy Scrubs will not return to NBC’s schedule next season because it is in the process of moving to ABC, although a deal has not yet been finalised.

Today’s announcement of a year-long schedule by NBC is a new approach by the broadcaster, coming six weeks earlier than the networks’ traditional “upfront” presentations to advertisers of their upcoming programme season.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/apr/03/bbc.television

 

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Daniel David Holoubek

10 Apr

 

Daniel David Holoubek, age 52, beloved son and brother passed this life on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Daniel grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and after attending college he moved to Albuquerque in 1992. He was employed with KNAT-TV, a Trinity Broadcasting Network Station and personnel there became like second family to him.

Additionally, he owned and operated a video production entity producing educational, instructional and historical videos for business use, along with numerous individual clients weddings. He excelled in his production talents as it was very important to him.

Daniel was an active member of his church, San Felipe de Neri Parish in Albuquerque, as his faith was very important to him. He served for many years as president of The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Felipe de Neri parish.

He is survived by his mother and father, June and David; sister, Jodi Wachsman of Wichita Falls; and brother Eric and wife Brenda of San Antonio, Texas. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri parish, 2005 North Plaza Street NW, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2005 N. Plaza St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. A memorial service will be held in Wichita Falls, Texas at a later date.

https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/life/announcements/obituaries/2016/02/11/daniel-holoubek/92539190/

Son of Joe Brown recalls childhood in peach orchards

10 Apr

I took a nostalgic drive to Thornberry, Texas, to retrieve my dad’s old peach orchard sign. I thought it was gone, but a neighbor said it was up, but looking worn out.

I got a surprise when I found his old license plate behind it. “DO IT UP,” it read. I’ll hang both in my shop to keep me company.

As a punk kid, I hated going out there. I only did it because he paid me $3.35 an hour. It was hard work and I was a naive teenager. I didn’t understand. Hell, I didn’t understand anything then. A typical teenager: all-knowing and invincible.

My dad inherited that acreage from his dad. I never knew the details because I barely knew my Grandad; he died when I was very young. Why my dad chose peaches is a mystery, but I watched as a newbie become very knowledgable in farming. Don Decker, a previous county agent, was my dad’s life line when he had questions.

My dad, Charlie, my older brother, and myself planted about 800 to 1,000 of the peach trees out there. At one time, he had 1,500 trees and come every June, it would be an amazing display.

I’m guessing when I was around 13 years old, he showed us how to run the trickle-line irrigation, how to prune a peach tree in the shape of a satellite dish, how to run a tractor and when to pick a peach. My brother and I also learned the hard way that you can’t eat 20 peaches in a row without repercussions. Life Lessons 101.

Despite all his efforts, in all the years he owned the 30 acres, he only had one bumper crop. The rest were ruined by late freeze, early freeze, hail, insects, lack of pruning, not picking them on time or they just didn’t produce that year due to little rainfall. It didn’t matter. That was my dad’s heaven. That was his “man-cave.”

He would sit out there in the front yard and drink his beer or scotch, have a Swisher Sweet cigar and listen to the southeast wind blow through the branches of the massive cottonwood trees that covered the small house that his dad had built. It was a refreshing reward for his work each day.

He got into the habit of throwing his beer cans in the dirt driveway to act as gravel and, trust me, there were thousands of flattened Budweiser and Schlitz cans lining the road.

He would often sleep out there on weekends, probably from lining the driveway with too many beer cans. But, hey! Why not? My mom was OK with it, we were OK with it and it kept him safe.

The mornings there were glorious! Quiet and crisp. The wood-burning stove heated the house perfectly and you could cook yourself breakfast right on top.

I’m 53 and I get it now! He couldn’t care less about the orchard making money. It wasn’t about money. It was about peace of mind and freedom. It was about having you own piece of paradise and shunning the outside world with its boring and restrictive 9-5 job. I understand now!

What I wouldn’t give to rewind the clock, crack open two cold Shlitz Malt Liquor beers, sit in a chair next to my dad, with his two favorite dogs, Tasha and Clotheline, at our feet, listen to the wind and watch the trees grow.

Michael Brown, 53, is the younger son of beloved TRN columnist and farm editor, the late Joe Brown, who retired from the paper in 2010 after 46 years. Joe Brown also had a popular early-morning show, “RFD-3,” on KFDX. He died in 2013. Michael, the owner of Michael Brown Remodeling and Repair and his wife, Kathleen, live in Wichita Falls, and have two daughters, Meika and Marisa, who live in Austin. Michael’s older brother, Charlie, 54, lives in Norman, Oklahoma, and has two sons, Eric and Jason.

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

7 Apr

“This happened very quickly.” T-Rex engulfed in flames at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

The T-Rex at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience is destroyed by a fire that was ignited by an electrical issue Thursday, March 22, 2018.

 

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/22/this-happened-very-quickly-t-rex-engulfed-in-flames-at-royal-gorge-dinosaur-experience/

Jay-Z and David Letterman discuss their infidelities and how they’re trying to be better men

6 Apr
Rapper Jay-Z and talk-show host David Letterman. (Joe Pugliese / Netflix)

Jay-Z and David Letterman addressed their respective infidelities on Friday’s episode of Letterman’s new Netflix talk-show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” and the work that they put into making things right again.

Toward the end of the hour, Letterman broached the subject in a roundabout way by alluding to his own indiscretions, which he said he regretted.

“I did something that I had no business doing,” the “Late Show” veteran said, focusing on his and the rapper’s shared experience of doing “something to blow up” their families.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-2018-jay-z-and-david-letterman-discuss-their-1523030801-htmlstory.html

Floyd

6 Apr

Seen through a screen door, Zachary Floyd stands outside his home in Pueblo in April. Floyd, who beat a man to death with a golf club, credits the state mental hospital for saving his life.

 https://www.denverpost.com/2015/04/04/killers-who-pleaded-insanity-walk-free-from-state-hospital-in-colorado/