Synopsis: Bewildered and scared, two innocent children are left in the woods by their father. Left for hours, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) wander off in tears, believing their father is never coming back. Stumbling upon a sketchy ginger bread house made of candy and other delights, they fall for the trap and barely escape the clutches of a witch. Having their first taste of blood, they turn into vigilantes and seek retribution. Facing the worst kinds of witches, Hansel and Gretel confront their past.
Synopsis: Wayans plays as Malcolm, whose girlfriend, Kisha (Essence Atkins), is moving in. So, he
decides to film everything. Soon strange things begin happen, doors open by themselves, loud unexplained noises, but the worst of it all: Kisha and Malcolm can’t be intimate. Kisha admits she has a demon following her everywhere, so they call in a mildly racist ghostbuster (David Koechner), a gay psychic (Nick Swardson), and a just-out-of-jail priest (Cedrick the Entertainer). Malcolm is determined to get rid of this demon and free his girlfriend to finally enjoy their relationship.
There are quite a few stories about people who commit criminal acts (like hacking computers, not anything too intense!), that lead to career opportunities in the future. Frank Abagnale, Jr. was a conman in the 1960s that assumed many identities and escaped police custody multiple times. He did serve his time, a good four out of the twelve years he was sentenced, but eventually he started working with the federal government.
Abagnale’s story is so intriguing that it produced a lot of media based on it. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, spawned a film and a Broadway musical of the same name. Leonardo Dicaprio received great reviews for his portrayal of the conman in the film, and while the musical version was hidden in the shadows of The Book of Mormon from the critics, fans absolutely loved Aaron Tveit as Abagnale.
Tran Tran, a freshman in high school, started practicing her drawing in the third grade and took art classes in middle school. However creativity appears to run in her blood, since she has some artists in her family that do realistic drawings and designs.
The Sharks suffer their second loss of the season at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, losing 3-5.
The first period had fans on the edge of their seats as the the two teams went back and forth with goals-- the Sharks' third and fourth lines getting much of the action. The period ended with a 3-3 tie.
There was no doubt that the game was going to be a battle for both teams. The game resembled a playoff game as current top two teams faced off.
The second period would only have one goal scored by the Blackhawks, Patrick Kane. Though this period was full of penalties and bad calls.
Emma Rochelle Wheeler was born on this date in 1882. She was an African-American doctor.
Wheeler grew up in Florida, near Gainesville where her fascination with medicine was stimulated at the age of six. An eye problem prompted her father to take her to a white female diagnostician. Young Emma and the physician became friends, and when she went to school in Gainesville the doctor's long-lasting interest in her continued. At age seventeen, Wheeler finished Cookman College and in 1900 she married Joseph R. Howard, a teacher.
Junior Henry Chavez takes a flying
leap off the stairs in the 300s building. Selina Mohamadi/Courier Photo
Congratulations to the Girls Wrestle team for winning the Girls NCS Title. The following girls won Section Titles-Haley Aguilar, Alyssa Hernandez, and Melanie Cordero. Talisa Noriega placed 2nd, Vanessa Tria, 3rd, Mylissa Lew, 4th. Wendy Ho, Isabella Bamba 5th. Hashtag-Champion Life.
Interested in Track and Field. See Coach Webb on the track after school. To achieve believe.
Baseball season is here. Any freshman who would like to try out report to the baseball field at 6:00 p.m. today..
Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898 – August 29, 1966) was an American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician. His work concentrated on the experience of African Americans and includes several long historical poems. His work was influenced by his study of the Harlem Renaissance, although he spent nearly all of his career in Texas and Oklahoma. In 1947 Liberia named Tolson its poet laureate.
Born in Moberly, Missouri, Tolson was one of four children of Reverend Alonzo Tolson, a Methodist minister, and Lera (Hurt) Tolson, a seamstress of African-Creek ancestry. Alonzo Tolson was also of mixed race, the son of an enslaved woman and her white master. He served at various churches in the Missouri and Iowa area until settling longer in Kansas City. Reverend Tolson studied throughout his life to add to the limited education he had first received, even taking Latin, Greek and Hebrew by correspondence courses. Both parents emphasized education for their children.
If you are interested in joining the Boy’s Volleyball team, tryouts are on February 4, 5, and 6., in the Al Rodriguez Gym Monday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30p.m., Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All paper work must be turned in by first day of try outs.
Interested in Track and Field. See Coach Webb on the track after school. To achieve believe.
Baseball season is here. Any freshman who would like to try out report to the baseball field at 6:00 p.m. today and tomorrow.
Henry Aaron (February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Aaron is best known for setting the Major League record for most home runs in a career (755), surpassing the previous mark of 714 held by Babe Ruth. Aaron also holds the career marks for runs batted in (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), total bases (6,856), and consecutive seasons with 150 or more hits (17). He won one World Series ring with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957, and the National League Most Valuable Player Award the same year. He also earned three Gold Glove Awards and made 24 All-Star appearances.
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Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas became the first four players ever to hit successive home runs in a game.
Aaron nearly won the triple crown in 1963. He lead the league with 44 home runs and 130 RBI and finished second in batting. He became the third player to steal 30 bases and hit 30 home runs in a single season. Despite his impressive year, he again finished third in the MVP voting.
The Braves moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta after the 1965 season. During his days in Atlanta, Aaron reached a number of milestones. Aaron was just the eighth player to hit 500 career home runs. At the time, Aaron was the second youngest player to reach the plateau.
The chase is on
On July 30, 1969 Aaron hit his 537th home run. This moved him into third place on the career home run list behind Willie Mays and Babe Ruth. At the end of the season, Aaron again finished 3rd in the MVP voting.
The next year Aaron reached two career milestones. On May 17, 1970 Aaron collected his 3,000th hit. This was done in a game against the Cincinnati Reds, the team he played his first ever game against. He was the first player get 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs. Also during the year Aaron established the record for most seasons with 30 or more home runs in the National League (12).
On April 27, 1971 Aaron hit his 600th career home run. On July 31, Aaron hit a home run in the All-Star Game for the first time. He hit his 40th home run of the season against the Giants' Jerry Johnson on August 10. This established a National League record for most seasons with 40 or more home runs (seven). He hit 47 home runs during the season and finished third in MVP voting for the 6th time.
During the strike shortened season of 1972, Aaron tied and then surpassed Willie Mays for second place on the career home run list. Aaron also knocked in the 2,000th run of his career and hit a home run in the first All-Star game in Atlanta. As the year came to a close, Aaron broke Stan Musial's major league record for total bases (6,134).
While many expected Aaron to break the record in 1973, a key moment of the season came on August 6. This was Hank Aaron Day in Wisconsin and the Atlanta Braves played the Milwaukee Brewers in an exhibition game. The guests in attendance included Aaron's first manager with the Braves, "Jolly Cholly" Grimm, his teammate from Jacksonville, Felix Mantilla, Eau Claire president Ron Berganson, and Del Crandall, the catcher for the 1957 World Champion Braves and the current manager of the Brewers.
The only position that the Braves wanted Aaron to play was as the Designated Hitter because the game was held in an American League park. Due to the fact that National League president Chub Feeney could not be reached, it was left up to the umpire, Bruce Froemming to make a decision. Froemming ignored the rule and allowed Aaron to be the DH for the Braves. Later on, National League officials ignored the infraction.
The chase to pass Ruth heated up in the summer of 1973. Aaron received thousands of letters per week. The Braves ended up hiring a secretary named Carla Koplin to help him sort it.
Still, Aaron persevered and at the age of 39 managed to hit 40 home runs in 392 at-bats that season. This gave him 713 career home runs at season's end. Over the winter, Aaron endured death threats and a large assortment of racist hate mail from people who did not want to see a black man break Ruth's home run record.
Sports Illustrated exemplified the contempt that Aaron endured:
“Is this to be the year in which Aaron, at the age of thirty-nine, takes a moon walk above one of the most hallowed individual records in American sport...? Or will it be remembered as the season in which Aaron, the most dignified of athletes, was besieged with hate mail and trapped by the cobwebs and goblins that lurk in baseball's attic?”
Lewis Grizzard, then sports editor of the Atlanta Journal, became so concerned that he had an obituary written just in case. Aaron did receive a massive flood of public support in response to the bigotry. Babe Ruth's widow, Claire Hodgson, even denounced the racists and declared that her husband would have enthusiastically cheered Aaron's attempt at the record.
Aaron hit Home Run 713 on September 29, 1973. With one day left in the season, many expected Aaron to tie the record. Against the Houston Astros, led by manager Leo Durocher, who once was a roommate of Babe Ruth, a paid attendance of 40,517 watched as Aaron was unable to tie the record. After the game, Aaron stated that his only fear was that he may not live long enough to see the 1974 season. One year earlier, September 30, 1972 was the last day that the legendary Roberto Clemente ever played, as he perished in the offseason.
As the 1974 season began, Aaron's pursuit of the home run record caused a small controversy. The Braves opened the season on the road in Cincinnati with a three game series. Braves management wanted him to break the record in Atlanta. Therefore, they were going to have Aaron sit out the first three games of the season. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn ruled that he had to play two out of three. He tied Babe Ruth's record in his very first at bat off Reds pitcher Jack Billingham, but did not hit another home run in the series.
In Atlanta, 53,775 people showed up on April 8, 1974. It was a Braves record for attendance. Aaron hit career home run 715 in the 4th inning off Los Angeles pitcher Al Downing. The ball landed in the Braves bullpen where reliever Tom House caught it. While cannons were fired in celebration, two college students ran alongside Aaron around the base paths. Aaron's mother ran onto the field as well. A few months later, on October 5, 1974, Aaron hit his 733rd and final home run as a Brave.
Thirty days later the Braves traded Aaron to the Milwaukee Brewers for Roger Alexander and Dave May. Because the Brewers were an American League team, Aaron could extend his career by taking advantage of the designated hitter rule. Aaron broke baseball's all-time RBI record on May 1, 1975. On July 20, 1976, Hank Aaron hit his 755th and final home run off the California Angels' Dick Drago at Milwaukee County Stadium.
On August 1, 1982 Hank Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and received votes on 97.8 percent of the ballots, second to only Ty Cobb, who received votes on 98.2% of the ballot in the inaugural 1936 Hall of Fame election. Aaron was then named the Braves' vice president and director of player development. This made him one one of the first minorities in Major League Baseball upper-level management.
Since December 1989, he has served as senior vice president and assistant to the Braves' president. He is the corporate vice president of community relations for TBS, a member of the company's board of directors and the vice president of business development for The Airport Network.
On February 5, 1999, at his 65th birthday celebration, Major League Baseball announced the introduction of the Hank Aaron Award. The award was set to honor the best overall offensive performer in the American and National League. It was the first major award to be introduced in more than thirty years and it was also the first award named after a player who was still alive. Later that year, he ranked number 5 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.
In June 2002, Aaron received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
His autobiography I Had a Hammer was published in 1990. The book's title is a play on his nickname, "The Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank". Aaron now owns Hank Aaron BMW of south Atlanta in Union City, GA, where he gives an autographed baseball with every car sold. Aaron also owns Mini, Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda dealerships throughout Georgia, as part of the Hank Aaron Automotive Group.
Statues of Aaron stand outside the front entrance of both Turner Field and Miller Park. In honor of Aaron, the address Turner Field was set as 755 Hank Aaron Drive. Both the Braves and the Brewers have also retired his number.
Administration has caught onto this under the table selling of lunch cards and has tried to crack down on the sellers. The consequence for first time offenders is detention; anytime after that, students are either suspended or are dealt with by the police. The reason why this is such a serious offense is because the lunch cards are school property, and it is illegal to sell school property for one’s own profit. Students who buy the lunch cards, will suffer similar consequences.
The ridiculous thing is even after facing these consequences, these sellers still continue to sell their lunch cards and people still continue to buy them on a daily basis.
Lunch cards will still be sold on a daily basis at the rate of students catching onto the trend of selling their cards or students buying the cards for cheaper from those students. Even with these punishments, being well known, received after being caught selling lunch cards, students still and will continue to sell the lunch cards.
Continue reading for an interview with a seller who asked to remain anonymous:
By Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press (MCT)
For all of the pregame hype, the new crop of commercials for the 2013 Super Bowl were sort of like the kitchen emptied by an insatiably hungry goat in a Doritos spot. Maybe Madison Avenue has run out of great ideas. Haven't we seen all of these a) extremely dumb guys, b) wacky old people, c) blockbuster movie trailers before? Still, there were some funny sales pitches worth buying into, plus a few not-so-beautiful losers.
Best argument for an uncontested divorce: The Doritos ad about a father playing princess dress-up with his burly football pals scored laughs when his wife asked one of his bearded, chip-munching friends, "Is that my wedding dress?" Snack food stains on cherished objects is definitely an irreconcilable difference.
Best impression of a Luddite: Amy Poehler spoke for all slow adapters when she strolled through a Best Buy store asking questions like, "What's the Cloud? Where is the Cloud? Are we in the Cloud now?" Choosing your high-tech communications gear by asking which one fits your face seems as good as any approach in an oversaturated marketplace.
From wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American seamstress and civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement".
Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake's demand that she relinquish her seat to a white passenger. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history, and launched Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the organizers of the boycott, to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Her role in American history earned her an iconic status in American culture, and her actions have left an enduring legacy for civil rights movements around the world.
From Wikipedia: Emile Alphonse Griffith (born February 3, 1938) is a former boxer who was the first fighter from the U.S. Virgin Islands ever to become a world champion. He is perhaps best known for his controversial third fight with Benny Paret in 1962 for the welterweight world championship. Griffith later won the world middleweight title and claimed an early version of the junior middleweight world championship, a claim that has not been universally recognized although some consider Griffith a three-division champion fighter.
Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr. (February 2, 1861 – March 14, 1949) was a poet, writer, playwright, and community leader raised in Louisville, Kentucky (but born in Nelson County, Kentucky). Cotter was one of the earliest African-American playwrights to be published. He was known as “Kentucky’s first Negro poet with real creative ability.” Born at the start of the American Civil War, raised in poverty with no formal education until the age of 22, and living through a time of monumental change, Cotter also became an educator and an advocate of black education.
Cotter grew up in a family of mixed racial heritage. His father, Michael J. Cotter, was a white man of Scots-Irish ancestry, and his mother, Martha Vaughn, was a freeborn black of mixed heritage (one of several children born to an African slave mother and an English-Cherokee father).
The greatest present for many musical junkies for Christmas of 2012 was the release of Les Misérables, a movie based on the musical adaption of Victor Hugo’s epic novel of the same name. The movie is filled with A-list actors, no doubt to attract a bigger audience. There will be no summary in this review, but keep in mind that this story is about 150 years old so spoilers do not exist.
It did live up to the hype it was building, however, that was not a good thing to a lot of the viewers. Since the movie is an adaption of a musical that is an adaption of the book, the storyline was hard to follow. There were a few moments added that were taken from the novel, but not enough to satisfy.
Tom Hooper is an amazing director that implants ideas that could make or break his films. In almost every interview (each actor mentioned this great idea whenever possible), the stars would rave about the fact that the songs were sung live and that they had complete artistic control of them. Lucky for him, the idea paid off. While the live singing made it easier to weed out who fell a bit flat in the singing department, the times it worked out were more memorable.
Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and newspaper columnist. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance.
Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri, the son of Carrie Langston Hughes, a teacher, and her husband, James Nathaniel Hughes. After abandoning his family and the resulting legal dissolution of the marriage later, James Hughes left for Cuba first, then Mexico due to enduring racism in the United States. After the separation of his parents, young Langston was left to be raised mainly by his grandmother, Mary Langston, as his mother sought
employment. Through the black American oral tradition of storytelling, she would instill in the young Langston Hughes a sense of indelible racial pride. He spent most of childhood in Lawrence, Kansas.
Read the some of the poems of Langston Hughes, free from the poetryfoundation.org.
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