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The seemingly invincible, seemingly immortal
athletes we cheer and adore during the Olympics
                                                                  Before They Were
                                                               Olympians
also came from humble beginnings. They were once
puny mortals, too -- believe it or not. Only through
supreme sacrifice and dedication, not to mention,
God-given talent, enabled them to rise above their
peers. Read on and discover where your favorite
super-beings started their their long
ardous trek to glory.




                                                                       Michael Phelps has won 16
                                                                       Olympic medals six gold and
                                                                       two bronze at Athens in 2004,
                                                                       and eight gold at Beijing in
                                                                       2008. Suprisingly, at age seven,
                                                                       Phelps was still “a little scared”
                                                                       to put his head underwater, so
                                                                       his instructors allowed him to
                                    Olympic skier Picabo Street, named float around on his back. Not
                                    after a neighboring town, was a    surprisingly, the first stroke he
As a boy, Bruce Jenner had
                                    tomboy, playing sports with the    mastered was the backstroke.
dyslexia and struggled in school.
                                    boys and beating them whenever Soon, after seeing his swimming
Instead of sulking, he turned to
                                    she could. A naturally talented    idols compete at the 1996 Olym-
sports where he gained success.
                                    downhill competitor, she endan-    pics, Phelps started to dream of
He won a gold medal at the 1976
                                    gered her dreams of Olympic gold becoming a champion himself.
Summer Olympics in Montreal,
                                    when she injured her knee during a Michael’s talents and fierce
scoring a world record-setting
                                    training run. The recovery process sense of competition made it all
8,634 points in the decathlon.
                                    was long and difficult, but Picabo possible. Now, Phelps holds the
After his win, a bystander hand-
                                    Street made it back by the time    record for the most gold med-
ed him an American flag, which
                                    of the 1998 Winter Olympics. She als won in a single Olympics and
he enthusiastically grabbed for
                                    won the gold medal in the Super G his medal total is second only to
a victory lap, a gesture that has
                                    event. She went on to win several gymnast Larissa Latynina.
been repeated in Olympic games
                                    Olympic medals and champion-
ever since.
                                    ships during her career.
Nancy Kerrigan often tagged
along with her brothers while      Michael Jordan was
they played hockey, becom-                                            Jesse Owens was a frail
                                   cut from his high school           child, often sick with chronic bronchial
ing a self-described “tomboy.”     team in his first try. However,
Kerrigan would face a tragic                                          congestion and pneumonia. Still, at the
                                   Jordan, the ultimate compet-       young age of seven he was picking up
career setback very early on,      itor, persevered. Now, with
when she was attacked and                                             to 100 pounds of cotton a day to help
                                   2 Olympic championship             his family put food on the table. Owens
her kneecap and quadriceps         medals to his name, Jordan
tendon bruised. However,                                              flourished as an athelete, and in 1936
                                   is considered one of the best      Owens won four gold medals at the
Kerrigan surprised critics and     basketball players ever. Mi-
wowed fans with a silver                                              Olympic Games in Berlin.
                                   chael Jordan dominated the
medal win at the 1994 Winter       sport from the mid-1980s to
Olympics, finishing second by      the late 1990s.
0.1 points.

 Born on May 28, 1971, Russian Ekaterina Gordeeva is not only
 a champion ice skater but also a symbol of grace, strength, and
 courage. Gordeeva’s parents both worked hard and traveled so
 much that Gordeeva and her sister, Maria, often stayed with their
 grandparents. Gordeeva’s grandmother read Grimm’s fairytales to
 Gordeeva, not knowing that’s how Gordeeva would later describe
 her life--like a fairytale. At four, too young to try out for ballet as
 her father had wanted, Gordeeva was invited for a skating tryout.
 By the time she turned five years old, Gordeeva was practicing
 four times a week. At age 11, Ekaterina Gordeeva (called Katia by
 her friends) became one of a pair -- a pair of “G’s” -- Gordeeva and
 Grinkov. In their 13 years of skating together, Gordeeva and Sergei
 Grinkov became friends, fell in love, married, became parents, and
 won four World championships and two Olympic gold medals.
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  13          Murphy’s Law

             He’s probably the greatest
             genius of the century His law
             “If anything can go wrong, it
             will.” has proven to be true.
             Under any condition, in any
             place at any time.




  15
              Let the Games Begin!

             Memorable Events That Shaped The
             Olympics




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                                    24      The Empty Easter Egg
                                             Jeremy was born with a twisted
                                            body and a slow mind. At the age
                                            of 12 he was still in second grade,
                                            seemingly unable to learn. Most
                                            of the time, however, Jeremy just
                                            irritated his teacher.




                                    28      The Duck and the Devil

                                            The great thing about God is that
                                            when you ask for forgiveness;
                                            He not only forgives you, but He
                                            forgets. It is by God’s grace and
                                            mercy that we are saved.




                                    46
                                            Don’t Lie to Your Mother

                                            Mrs. Jenkins comes to visit her
                                            son Anthony for dinner... who
                                            lives with a female roommate,
                                            Vikki. During the course of the
                                            meal, his mother couldn’t help
                                            but notice...




52   Are You A Carrot, An Egg,
     Or A Coffee Bean?

     “When adversity knocks on your
     door, how do you respond? Are you
     a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”




55
     DON’T QUIT

     A destructive word to someone
     who is down can be what it takes
     to kill them. Be careful of what you
     say. Speak life to those who cross
     your path.
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                  The Power of Digital Drawing
I never thought I’ll see the day, digital wizardry will match up with good old-fashioned
drawing techniques. Although I am amazed at what digital painting softwares have
achieved, I never really believed it can emulate how pencils and brushes interacts with
paper and canvas. I have to admit, technology has finally caught up with us in terms
of this medium. Our only saving glory? Well, it is still man that controls both medium.
Ummm, Up to now, for the moment...
Watch this time-lapsed video and be amazed and mesmerized.
thoughts
      World-wide,
  almost 5 million die
 prematurely each year
 as a result of smoking.




STOP SMOKING. IT KILLS.
  Take your hat of Murphy. He’s probably the greatest genius of the century.
       His law “If anything can go wrong, it will.” has proven to be true.
                 Under any condition, in any place at any time.
For example, why does it always rain on a that warm summer day when you plan to go out on a picnic
or whenever you forgot to bring your raincoat. And when you do remember to bring an umbrella, the
sun shines as if there is no tomorrow.



                                                      Murphy’s
There is no way to escape this course
or curse as it may be. People have




                                                           Law
often objected to high heavens
and cry “Why me?” and it sort of
become somewhat of a para-
noia already. And why not! Just
when you are in the middle of
an exam, suddenly you feel this
urge to go to the restroom to
relieve yourself. You run out
of bond paper just when you
need to type a very urgent
and important report. The
water suddenly runs out in
the middle of a soapy bath.
And why is it that when you
are hurrying to go to some-
place, the same route will
take thrice as long due to unexpected traffic.
So stop being bitter and mad at such ridiculous situations for
fear that a lot of other things may go wrong. Learn to smile
or even laugh at yourself and surrender to your faithful
fate. Dare not ask “What else can go wrong?” For there’s a
million of other things that can go wrong.
Murphy couldn’t have said it better.
Call it logic, call it coincidence — call it anyway
you want. But it’s the truth and it happens all
the time. It’s a universal law where there are
no exceptions.
Murphy was right. And now he’s chuckling at all
those people who doubt him and yet experience
the traumas of his law. In any situations something will
suddenly go wrong. As Murphy brilliantly theorized, “If
anything can go wrong... it will!”
Come to think of it, Murphy never had it so good.
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      Let the Games Begin!
       Memorable Events That
        Shaped The Olympics
 Nadia Comaneci: Montreal 1976
Romanian Nadia Comaneci, 4ft 11in and 14 years of age,
broke the Soviet Union’s stranglehold on gymnastics when
she won the women’s all-round title in Montreal. She will
be remembered though for her performances in the team
competition when she made Olympic history by receiving
                     a perfect score of 10 for her per-
                     formances on the uneven bars and
                     then the beam. She was to score
                     five more 10s during the Games,
                     winning three gold medals, one
                      silver and one bronze. She became
                      the first person to be awarded the
                      Olympic Order twice, the highest
                       honour bestowed by the IOC.




                                            United Korean Athletes:
                                                 Sydney, 200
                                   They were divided at the 38th parallel, but reunified in
                                   Sydney. It was probably only symbolic-perhaps even delu-
                                   sional, but when an event can bring two countries which are
                                   officially at war to march under the same flag, it gives the
                                   spectator an idea of the strength of the Olympic movement.
                                   A flag with the map of undivided Korea in blue over a white
                                   background was carried by Park Jung Chon, a North Korean
                                   judo coach and Chun Un Soon, a basketball player from
                                   South Korea while the band aptly played an emotional folk
                                   song. Same uniform, same flag, same song – it seemed for
                                   one fleeting moment in history, the two nations forgot the
                                   past and embraced the future.
    Dan Jansen’s redemption:
    Lillehammer, Norway 1996
Dan Jansen, the speed skater who had promised so
much, but had failed to deliver was competing in the
1000 meters finals at Lillehammer. It is his last chance
at redemption. Four years earlier at the Calgary games,
he had failed to make much of an impact after hearing
the news of his sister Jane’s death. Call it what you will-
destiny, an act of divine providence, whatever-he skated
like never before, created a world record, and took
home the gold. And if there is anything called poignancy
in sport-it is this- Dan Jansen, holding his little girl and
looking up to the heavens saying ‘This is for you, Jane.’

    Muhammad Ali lights the
   Olympic flame: Atlanta 1996
At last he emerged from the background. A body
weathered by Parkinson’s but the mind astute as ever.
Shivering he lit the flame. No other sportsman in the
history of sport had meant so much to so many as
Muhammad Ali. For the dignity of the man was con-
summate – never relinquishing ideals for money or
fame, Ali was the people’s champion – the underdog
in sport and life. “They didn’t tell me who would light
the flame, but when I saw it was you, I cried” said Bill
Clinton. He wasn’t the only one.

Stephen Akhwari: Mexico 1968
A little known Tanzanian runner, John Stephen Akhwari
entered the Olympic stadium – the last man to do so
in the marathon contest. After a fall and carrying a
dislocated knee, he hobbled up to the track amidst a
thunderous applause by the crowd which was lucky
enough to get a glimpse of this gallant champion. It
was later written of his perseverance – ‘Today we have
witnessed a young African runner who symbolizes the
finest in the human spirit. A performance that gives
true dignity to sport – a performance which lifts sports
out of the category of grown men playing in games.’
When asked why he did not quit, he replied,’My coun-
try did not send me 5000 miles to start the race. They
sent me 5000 miles to finish the race.’
     Munich 1972: Black September
September 5, 1972, began with the Olympic village was being
shut down when members of a Palestinian Black September
group infiltrated the Olympic grounds. A security so porous that
it had let eight Palestinian terrorists inside Apartment 1 of 31
Connollystrasse. Two Israeli team members were dead already
and by the day's end another 10, as well as five terrorists. Incred-
ibly, the Games resumed after 34 hours and a memorial service.


Kerri Strug : 1996 Olympics Atlanta
The United States women's gymnastics team was within strik-
ing distance of their first-ever team gold medal. Coached by the
legendary Bela Karolyi, a Romanian who had coached Nadia
Comaneci to gold before defecting to the U.S., the team finally
stood a chance against stiff competition from Russia, Romania,
and China. In the end, the U.S. gold medal dreams came down to
one woman--Kerri Strug, who needed a high score on the vault
to cement her team's victory. On her first attempt, Strug twisted
her ankle. Undeterred, she insisted on taking her second attempt
at the vault--and executed it perfectly despite landing on one
leg, thus winning the gold for her team. She then collapsed in
pain. At the medal ceremony, Karolyi carried her up to the po-
dium to be with her teammates, an image that quickly became
iconic.


Derek Redmond: Barcelona in 1992
The story of the United Kingdom's runner Derek Redmond
has earned a memorable place in Olympics history. In 1988
in Seoul, Redmond was forced to withdraw from the 400 me-
ters just 10 minutes before the race began due to an injured
Achilles tendon. So in Barcelona in 1992, he was thirsting for a
medal. As always, his father, Jim, was in the stands. They had
agreed earlier that no matter what happened, Derek would
finish the race. But in his semifinal heat, just as it seemed
certain he would cruise to the final, Derek heard a pop in his
right hamstring. He collapsed on the track in tears. But then he
got up, and everyone realized he meant to finish. As he hob-
bled down the track in agony, his father rushed down from
the stands, put his arm around his boy, and helped him to the
finish line. Just short of it, Jim pulled back and let Derek cross
by himself. The crowd rose to give Derek a standing ovation.
This was a shining moment of heroism, and a testament to love
between father and son.
 Heaven’s
  Waiting
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       his is a tricky question and
       we can’t blame you if you’ll
       be flusttered and befud-
dled by it. However, if you really
are going out of your mind trying
to determine the correct answer
-- don’t be. The right answer is
provided at the bottom. But just
for the fun of it, try to answer the
problem. Who knows, you might
just crack it.
Here’s the problem:
The road to heaven splits into
two. You are left to determine
which road you will take to make
it to heaven’s gate. Fortunately,
there are two sentries manning each road for which you can ask direction. One road leads to
heaven which is guarded by an angel, while the other road leads to hell and manned by a devil-
sent-guard.
You are only allowed one question to ask both of them to know the right path. Seems easy enough,
you might think. Unfortunately, you can’t distinguish the other guard from the other since the devil
mimics the appearance of the angel. To complicate matters, although the angel will give you an
honest answer, expect the devil to deceive you and tell you the opposite of what is true.

          Your dilemma is this, what is the right question to ask both
                sentries to determine the right road to heaven?

                                     GIVE
    Although there are other correct question (as you might argue) the most “correct” ques-
    tion to ask would be:

                                     UP?
                    Where did the other guy (guard) came from?
                                            Click here
    The angel will point in the direction of hell from which the devil naturally came from. The
    devil on the other hand, since it is wont to tell the opposite of what is true, will also point in
                                              for the
    the direction of hell, telling the lie that the angel came from hell. Hence, you can safely de-
                                             answer
    termine that the other path not pointed (or choosen) is the right road that leads to heaven.
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   Really Now!                                 Celebrity
                                                           Athletes

Mark Harmon was a star athlete, but it
also makes sense that he became a movie
star since his mother, Elyse Knox, was a
model and movie star in the ‘30s and ‘40s.
It was destiny that Mark Harmon man-
aged to do both, first as a star quarterback
at UCLA and then as a star in NCIS, chas-
ing bad guys and checking corpses. Truly,
Mark Harmon is a trendsetter.

                                                   George Bush Sr., enrolled at Yale, where he
                                                   soon found himself the captain of the baseball
                                                   team. A left-handed hitting first baseman, Bush,
                                                   Sr. found himself leading his team into appear-
                                                   ances in the first two College World Series. Not
                                                   contented with leading his team, Bush ran and
                                                   won the American presidency. Not bad, Mr.
                                                   President.




   George S. Patton, before he became a gener-
   al was a bona fide Olympic athlete. And not
   just any athlete, but a pentathlete. He com-
   peted in five different events in one race.
   During the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm,
   Patton finished fifth overall in the Pentath-
   lon. He placed 20th in shooting, 7th out of
   37 in the 300 Meter freestyle swimming, 4th
   in fencing, 6th in the cross-country steeple-
   chase, and 3rd in the 5 Kilometer footrace.
Lynn-Holly Johnson, a profes-
sional figure skater, placed
second at the 1974 U.S. Figure
Skating Championships. She
gave up competitive skating in
1977 to begin an acting career,
making her film debut in Ice
Castles, where she played a figure
skater. The film, a romantic drama co-starring
Robby Benson, was a success in December
1978. Johnson, who was described as "an
appealing young woman who actually hap-
pens to be a good skater who can act" by film
critic Roger Ebert, was nominated for a Golden
Globe as "New Star of the Year in a Motion Pic-
ture - Female" for her performance in the film.


                                                  Elsa Hosk, Swedish Victoria’s Secret model was
                                                  once a professional basketball player in Sweden.
                                                                 Elsa Anna Sofie Hosk (born 7
                                                                 November 1988) is a Swedish
                                                                 fashion model who has worked
                                                                 for a number of leading brands
                                                                 including Dior, Dolce & Gab-
                                                                 bana, Ungaro and Guess.[1][2] In
                                                                 2011 she modeled for Victoria’s
                                                                 Secret, appearing in the brand’s
                                                                 annual fashion show.




  Burt Reynolds was a college foot-
  ball star at Florida State. Indeed,
  Reynolds was a star halfback and
  the roommate of future ESPN ana-
  lyst Lee Corso. He went on to be-
  come a star in hit movies such as
  Sharkey’s Machine, Gator, Smokey
  and the Bandit among others.
The Empty Easter Egg




      J
             eremy was born with a twisted body and a slow
             mind. At the age of 12 he was still in second grade,
             seemingly unable to learn. His teacher, Doris Miller,
             often became exasperated with him. He would
             squirm in his seat, drool, and make grunting noises.
      At other times, he spoke clearly and distinctly, as if a spot of
      light had penetrated the darkness of his brain. Most of the
      time, however, Jeremy just irritated his teacher.
      One day she called his parents and asked them to come
      in for a consultation. As the Forresters entered the empty
      classroom, Doris said to them, “Jeremy really belongs in a
      special school. It isn’t fair to him to be with younger chil-
      dren who don’t have learning problems. Why, there is a five
      year gap between his age and that of the other students.”
      Mrs. Forrester cried softly into a tissue, while her husband
      spoke.“Miss Miller,” he said, “there is no school of that kind
      nearby. It would be a terrible shock for Jeremy if we had to
      take him out of this school. We know he really likes it here.”
      Doris sat for a long time after they had left, staring at the
snow outside the window. Its coldness seemed          She completely forgot about phoning Jeremy’s
to seep into her soul. She wanted to sympa-           parents.
thize with the Forresters. After all, their only
                                                      The next morning, the children came to
child had a terminal illness. But it wasn’t fair to
                                                      school,laughing and talking as they placed
keep him in her class. She had 18 other young-
                                                      their eggs in the large wicker basket on Miss
sters to teach, and Jeremy was a distraction.
                                                      Miller’s desk. After they completed their math
Furthermore, he would never learn to read and
                                                      lesson, it was time to open the eggs. In the first
write. Why waste any more time trying?
                                                      egg, Doris found a flower. “Oh yes, a flower is
As she pondered the situation, guilt washed           certainly a sign of new life,” she said. “When
over her. Here I am she thought. Lord, please         plants peek through the ground, we know that
help me to be more patient with Jeremy. From          spring is here.”
that day on, she tried hard to ignore Jeremy’s
                                                 The next egg contained a plastic butterfly,
noises and his blank stares.
                                                 which looked very real. Doris held it up. “We all
Then one day, he limped to her desk, dragging know that a caterpillar changes and grows into
his bad leg behind him. “I love you, Miss Mill-  a beautiful butterfly. Yes, that’s new life, too.”
er,” he exclaimed, loud enough for the whole     Next, Doris found a rock with moss on it. She
class to hear. She stammered, “Wh—why that’s explained that moss, too, showed life.
very nice, Jeremy.”
                                                 Then Doris opened the fourth egg. She gasped.
Spring came, and the children talked excitedly The egg was empty.
about the coming of Easter. Doris told them
                                                 Surely it must be Jeremy’s she thought, and of
the story of Jesus, and then to emphasize the
                                                 course, he did not understand her instructions.
idea of new life springing forth, she gave each
                                                 If only she had not forgotten to phone his par-
of the children a large plastic egg.
                                                 ents. Because she did not want to embarrass
“Now,” she said to them, “I want you to take     him, she quietly set the egg aside and reached
this home and bring it back tomorrow with        for another. Suddenly, Jeremy spoke up. “Miss
something inside that shows new life. Do you     Miller, aren’t you going to talk about my egg?”
understand?”
                                                 Flustered, Doris replied, “But Jeremy, your egg is
“Yes, Miss Miller,” the children responded       empty.” He looked into her eyes and said softly,
enthusiastically —all except for Jeremy. He      “Yes, but Jesus’ tomb was empty, too.” Time
listened intently; his eyes never left her face. stopped. When she could speak again, Doris
He did not even make his usual noises. Had       asked him, “Do you know why the tomb was
he understood what she had said about Jesus’ empty?” “Oh, yes,” Jeremy said, “Jesus was killed
death and resurrection? Did he understand the and put in there. Then His Father raised Him up.”
assignment? Perhaps she should call his par-
                                                 The recess bell rang. While the children excit-
ents and explain the project to them.
                                                 edly ran out to the schoolyard, Doris cried. The
That evening, Doris’ kitchen sink stopped up.    cold inside her melted completely away. Three
She called the landlord and waited an hour for months later, Jeremy died. Those who paid
him to come by and unclog it. After that, she    there respects at the mortuary were surprised
still had to shop for groceries, iron a blouse,  to see 19 eggs on top of his casket, all of them
and prepare a vocabulary test for the next day. empty.
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                                                                            Blood
H                                                                           Types
         uman blood is
         grouped into four
         types: A, B, AB, and
         O. Each letter refers to a
kind of antigen, or protein, on the surface of
red blood cells. For example, the surface of red
blood cells in Type A blood has antigens known as
A-antigens.
                                                      · Certain blood types are
              The Rh Factor                           more common in certain
                                                      countries. In China, over
Each blood type is also grouped by its Rhesus fac-
                                                      99% of the population has
tor, or Rh factor. Blood is either Rh positive (Rh+)
                                                      Rh+ blood.
or Rh negative (Rh-). About 85% of Americans have
Rh+ blood.                                            · Different kinds of animals have
                                                      different kinds of blood. Dogs have 4 blood types;
Rhesus refers to another type of antigen, or pro-
                                                      cats have 11; cows have about 800.
tein, on the surface of red blood cells. The name
Rhesus comes from Rhesus monkeys, in which the · Some people think blood type tells about per-
protein was discovered.                               sonality. Legend has it that Type A is calm and
                                                      trustworthy; Type B is creative and excitable;
         Blood Transfusions                           Type AB is thoughtful and emotional; and Type O
                                                      is a confident leader.
Blood types become very important when a blood
transfusion is necessary. In a blood transfusion, a · In Japan, the idea of blood type as personality
patient must receive a blood type that is compat- type is so popular that Japanese ask “What’s your
ible with his or her own blood type—that is, the      blood type?” about as often as Americans ask
donated blood must be accepted by the                 “What’s your sign?”
patient’s own blood. If the blood types
are not compatible, red blood cells will        Blood       Percent of individuals Who can receive
clump together, making clots that can           Type        with this Blood type      this Blood type
block blood vessels and cause death.
                                                O+          37%                       O+, A+, B+, AB+
Type O– blood is considered the “uni-
                                                O–          6%                        All blood types
versal donor” because it can be donated
to people of any blood type. Type AB+           A+          34%                       A+, AB+
blood is considered the “universal recip-
                                                A–          6%                        A+, A–, AB+, AB–
ient” because people with this type can
receive any blood type.                         B+          10%                       B+, AB+
                                             B–           2%                        B+, B–, AB+, AB–
       Did You Know?                         AB+          4%                        AB+
· Blood type is inherited, just like eye
color.                                       AB–          1%                        AB+, AB–
T
        here was a little boy visiting his       him, “Remember the duck?” So Johnny did
        grandparents on their farm. He was       the dishes. Later that day, Grandpa asked
        given a slingshot to play with out       if the children wanted to go fishing and
        in the woods. He practiced in the        Grandma said, “I’m sorry but I need Sally to
woods; but he could never hit the target.        help make supper.” Sally just smiled and said,
Getting a little discouraged, he headed back     “Well that’s all right because Johnny told me
for dinner.                                      he wanted to help” She whispered again ,
                                                 “Remember the duck?” So Sally went fishing
As he was walking back he saw Grandma’s
                                                 and Johnny stayed to help.
pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the
slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head   After several days of Johnny doing both his
and killed it. He was shocked and grieved!       chores and Sally’s; he finally couldn’t stand it
In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood     any longer. He came to Grandma and con-
pile; only to see his sister watching! Sally     fessed that he had killed the duck. Grand-
had seen it all, but she said nothing.           ma knelt down, gave him a hug and said,
                                                 “Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing
After lunch the next day Grandma said,
                                                 at the window and I saw the whole thing,
“Sally, let’s wash the dishes” But Sally said,
                                                 but because I love you, I forgave you. I was
“Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to
                                                 just wondering how long you would let Sally
help in the kitchen.” Then she whispered to
                                                 make a slave of you.”




                                        The Duck &
                                         the Devil
        Always remember, God is at the window!
Thought for the day and every day             to know that He loves you and that
thereafter?                                   you are forgiven. He’s just wonder-
                                              ing how long you will let the devil
Whatever is in your past, whatever you
                                              make a slave of you.
have done... and the devil keeps throw-
ing it up in your face (lying, cheating,      The great thing about God is that
debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bit-   when you ask for forgiveness; He
terness, etc.)...whatever it is...You need    not only forgives you, but He for-
to know that God was standing at the          gets. It is by God’s grace and mercy
window and He saw the whole thing. He         that we are saved.
has seen your whole life. He wants you



When Jesus died on the cross; he was thinking of you!
Whatever...




              Signs are supposed to help.
              They can direct us to the correct
              way, educate us or simply
              assist us. Supposed to be... but
              looking at the signs here will
              make you think twice or even
              many more times. Maybe it’s
              better we make it on our own.
              LOL!
                                                                                Dian
Mirror, mirror on the wall,                                                     as Teres
                                                                               On Her M

 Who’s the most “Lethal”                                                           Servi




 Bond Girl
       of Them All?
                   Bérénice Marlohe is the next
                   Bond Girl. But there’s a long list
                    of sexy and glamorous screen
                    ladies who have potrayed the
                   Bond girl even before her. So
                   how does she compare to the
                    sexy on-screen vixens of the
                      past? Let us review some of
                                                        Honor Blackman
                                                            as Pussy Galore
                        the more famous Bond girls
                        who shared stellar role with       Goldfinger (1964)
                          Mr. 007 himself.




                            Jane Seymour                Maud Adams
Ursula Andress                     as Solitaire             as Octopussy
  as Honey Ryder
                             Live And Let Die (1973)      Octopussy (1983)
   Dr. No (1962)
na Rigg                                      Lynn-Holly Johnson
 sa Di Vicenzo
                                                          as Bibi Dahl
Majesty's Secret
 ice (1969)        Michelle Yeoh                  For Your Eyes Only (1981)
                        as Wai Lin
                   Tomorrow Never Dies
                         (1997)




                                              Teri Hatcher
                                                  as Paris Carver          Barbara Bach
                                                                           as Major Anya Amasova
                                              Tomorrow Never Dies
                                                    (1997)                 The Spy Who Loved Me
                                                                                   (1977)




                            Halle Berry                             Denise Richards
                          as Giacinta 'Jinx' Johnson                 as Dr. Christmas Jones

                           Die Another Day (2002)             The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Mouse Story




     A
           mouse looked through thecrack in the
           wall to see the farmer and his wife
           open a package.
     “What food might this contain?” The mouse
     wondered - he was devastated to discover it
     was a mousetrap.
     Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse pro-
     claimed the warning.



     One of the best things to hold
     onto in this world is a friend.
     “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is
     a mousetrap in the house!”
     The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her
     head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a
grave concern to you but it is of no conse-    was a venomous snake whose tail the trap
quence to me.                                  had caught.
I cannot be bothered by it.”                   The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer
                                               rushed her to the hospital and she returned
The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
                                               home with a fever.
“There is a mousetrap in the house! There
is a mousetrap in the house!”                  Everyone knows you treat a fever with
                                               fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his
The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very
                                               hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main
sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can
                                               ingredient.
do about it but pray.
                                               But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends
Be assured you are in my prayers.”
                                               and neighbors came to sit with her around
The mouse turned to the cow and said,          the clock.



  Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry;
        Our lives are woven together for a reason.

                                               To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
“There is a mousetrap in the house! There
                                               The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died.
is a mousetrap in the house!”
                                               So many people came for her funeral, the
The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry
                                               farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide
for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”
                                               enough meat for all of them.
So, the mouse returned to the house, head
                                               The mouse looked upon it all from his crack
down and dejected, to face the farmer’s
                                               in the wall with great sadness.
mousetrap— alone.
                                               So, the next time you hear someone is fac-
That very night a sound was heard through-
                                               ing a problem and think it doesn’t concern
out the house — like the sound of a mouse-
                                               you, remember — when one of us is threat-
trap catching its prey.
                                               ened, we are all at risk. We are all involved
The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was       in this journey called life. We must keep an
caught. In the darkness, she did not see it    eye out for one another and make an extra
                                               effort to encourage one another.
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           Which Baby are You?




January
Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to
recover when hurt. Sensitive. Down-to-Earth. Stubborn.

February
Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. At-
tractive. Sexiest out of everyone. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest And loyal.
Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness.
Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary
things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Horny. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing
dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside.
Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
March                                                  tive partner. a wicked hottie. It is also more than
                                                       likely that you have a massive record collection.
Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate Shy         You have a great choice in films, and may one day
and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, gen-        become a famous actor/actress yourself - heck,
erous and sympathetic. Loves peace and se-             you’ve got the looks for it!!!
renity. Sensitive to others. Great kisser. Easily
angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns
kindness. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bot-         July
tle up feelings. Observant and assesses others.        Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom
                                                       and to be understood. Quiet unless excited

April                                                  or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputa-
                                                       tion. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about
Suave and compromising. Funny and humor-               people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approach-
ous. Stubborn. Very talkative. Calm and cool.          able. Emotional temperamental and unpredict-
Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed.          able. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly.
Loyal. Does work well with others. Very confi-         spazzy at times. Not revengeful. Forgiving but
dant. Sensitive. Positive Attitude. Thinking gener-    never forgets. dislikes nonsensical and unneces-
ous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable.            sary things. Guides others physically and men-
Loves to look for information. Able to cheer           tally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully.
everyone up and/or make them laugh. Able to            Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong
motivate oneself and others. Understanding. Fun        sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges peo-
to be around. Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personal-        ple through observations. Hardworking. No dif-
ity. Secretive. Boy/girl crazy. Loves sports, music,   ficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always
leisure and traveling. Systematic. Hot but has         broods about the past and the old friends. Waits
brains.                                                for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggres-
                                                       sive unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily
May                                                    hurt but takes long! to recover.
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and
highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily an-
gered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep
                                                       August
                                                       Outgoing personality. takes risks. feeds on at-
feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm      tention. No self-control. Kind hearted. Self-con-
Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Shy towards           fident. Loud and boisterous. VERY revengeful.
opposite sex. Easily consoled. Systematic (left        Easy to get along with and talk to. Has an “every
brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Un-       thing’s peachy” attitude. Likes talking and sing-
derstanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck.     ing. Loves music. Daydreamer. Easily distracted.
Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breath-          Hates not being trusted. BIG imagination. Loves
ing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling.   to be loved. Hates studying. in need of “that
Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many       someone”. Longs for freedom. Rebellious when
children. Hardworking. High-spirited.                  withheld or restricted. Lives by “no pain no
                                                       gain” caring. Always a suspect. Playful. Myste-
June                                                   rious. ”charming” or “beautiful” to everyone.
                                                       stubborn. curious. Independent. Strong willed. A
You’ve got the best personality and are an ab-
solute pleasure to be around. You love to make         fighter.
new friends and be outgoing. You are a great
flirt and more than likely have an a very attrac-
                                                  Competitive in everything. Active in games and
September                                         interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. In-
                                                  fluential in organizations. Fun to be with. Easy
Active and dynamic. Decisive and haste but
tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to   to talk to, though hard to understand. Thinks
oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Dip-  far with vision, yet complicated to know. Easily
lomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s  influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken.
problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Lov- Having lots of ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesi-
ing and caring. Suave and generous. Usually you   tating tends to delay. Choosy and always wants
have many friends. Enjoys to make love. Emo-      the best. Temperamental. Funny and humor-
tional. Stubborn. Hasty. Good memory. Moving, ous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Has that
motivates oneself and others. Loves to travel and someone always on his/her mind. Talkative. Day-
explore. Sometimes sexy in a way that only their dreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends.
lover can understand.                             Abiding. Able to show character. One guy/girl
                                                  kind of person. Loveable. Easily hurt. Prone to

October                                           getting colds.! Loves music. Pretty/handsome.
                                                  Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom
Loves to chat. Loves those who love them. Loves shows emotions. Takes time to recover when
to takes things at the center. Inner and physi-   hurt. Sensitive.
cal beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry
often. Treats friends importantly. Brave and
fearless. Always making friends. Easily hurt but
recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does
not care to control emotions. Unpredictable. Ex-
tremely smart, but definitely the hottest AND
sexiest of them all.

November
Trustworthy and loyal. Very passionate and dan-
gerous. Wild at times. Knows how to have fun.
Sexy and mysterious. Everyone is drawn towards
your inner and outer beauty and independent
personality. Playful, but secretive. Very emotional
and temperamental sometimes. Meets new peo-
ple easily and very social in a group. Fearless and
independent. Can hold their own. Stands out in a
crowd. Essentially very smart. Usually, the great-
est men are born in this month. If you ever begin
a relationship with someone from this month,
hold on to them because their one of a kind.

December
This straight-up means you are the most good-
looking person possible... Better than all of these
other months! Loyal and generous. Patriotic.
Let Us Stay C
Connected!
Lesson of the day
           Don’t Lie to
     Your Mother
                M
                             rs. Jenkins comes to visit her son
                             Anthony for dinner... who lives
                             with a female roommate, Vikki.
                    During the course of the meal, his mother
                    couldn’t help but notice how pretty Antho-
                    ny’s roommate was. She had long been sus-
                    picious of a relationship between the two,
                    and this had only made her more curious.
                           Over the course of the evening, while watch-
                                   ing the two interact, she started to
                                     wonder if there was more between
                                     Anthony and his roommate than
                                     met the eye.
                                     Reading his mom’s thoughts, Antho-
                                    ny volunteered, “I know what you
                                    must be thinking, but I assure you,
                                  Vikki and I are just roommates.”
                                About a week later, Vikki came to Antho-
                              ny saying, “Ever since your mother came
                             to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver
                            sugar bowl. You don’t suppose she took it, do
                            you?”
                            “Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to
                            be sure.” So he sat down and wrote: (This is
                             cute)
              a,
 D ear Mam                      id’
                 ng th at you ‘d y
 I’m   not sayi       bowl fro
                               mm
              sugar
  t ake the       ot sayin
                           g that
             ’m n                  he
  house, I         take  it. But t
   you  ‘did not’ hat it has been
               ains t
    f act rem       since you
                              were
               ver
    missing e nner.
                di
     here for
                  ony
     Lo ve, Anth




Several days later, Anthony received a response
email from his Mama, which read:



          Dear Son,
          I’m not say
                       ing that yo
          sleep with               u ‘do’
                      Vikki, and
         not saying               I’m
                     that you ‘d
         sleep with               o not’
                      her. But th
        remains th                e fact
                    at if she w
        sleeping in              ere
                     her OWN b
       would have               ed, she
                      found the
       bowl by now               sugar
                    .
      Love, Mama
                       .
The Bare Truth of Working Life
                            Why men are
          HAPPIEr PE                                                            PLE
M
         en Are Just Happier People—Your last         tion requires only one suitcase. You can open all
         name stays put. The garage is all yours.     your own jars. You get extra credit for the slight-
         Wedding plans take care of themselves.       est act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to
Chocolate is just another snack.                      invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
You can be President. You can never be pregnant.      Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You     pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost
can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics      never have strap problems in public. You are un-
tell you the truth.                                   able to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything
                                                      on your face stays its original color. The same
The world is your urinal. You never have to drive
                                                      hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only
to another gas station restroom because this one
                                                      have to shave your face and neck.
is just too picky. You don’t have to stop and think
of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work,
more pay. Wrinkles
                                                                        You can play with toys all your
add character. Wed-
                                                                         life. Your belly usually hides
ding dress $5000.
                                                                         your big hips. One wallet and
Tux rental-$100.
                                                                        one pair of shoes one color for
People never stare at
                                                                   all seasons. You can wear shorts no
your chest when you’re
                                                                 matter how your legs look. You can
talking to them.
                                                               “do” your nails with a pocket knife. You
The occasional well-rendered                                  have freedom of choice concerning grow-
belch is practically expected.                              ing a mustache.
New shoes don’t cut, blister, or
                                                          You can do Christmas shopping for 25 rela-
mangle your feet. One mood all
                                                        tives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
the time. Phone conversations are
over in 30 seconds flat. You know                        No wonder men are happier.
stuff about tanks. A five-day vaca-
    Are You A Carrot, An
  Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?

A
         young woman went to her
         mother and told her about
         her life and how things
         were so hard for her. She
did not know how she was going to
make it and wanted to give up. She
was tired of fighting and struggling. It
seemed as one problem was solved a
new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen.
She filled three pots with water. In
the first, she placed carrots, in the
second she placed eggs and the last,
ground coffee beans. She let them
sit and boil without saying a word. In
about twenty minutes she turned off
the burners. She fished the carrots
out and placed them in a bowl. She
pulled the eggs out and placed them
in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee
out and placed it in a bowl. Turning
to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me
what do you see?”
“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she re-
plied.
                                                      Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The
She brought her closer and asked her to feel the
                                                      daughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The
carrots. The daughter did and noted that they
                                                      daughter then asked. “What’s the point, moth-
were soft.
                                                      er?” Her mother explained that each of these ob-
She then asked her to take an egg and break it.       jects had faced the same adversity - boiling water
After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-   - but each reacted differently. The carrot went in
boiled egg.                                           strong, hard and unrelenting. However after be-
  “When adversity knocks on your door,
  how do you respond? Are you a carrot,
       an egg, or a coffee bean?”

ing subjected to the boiling water,   daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door,
it softened and became weak.          how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or
                                      a coffee bean?”
     The egg had been fragile. Its
      thin outer shell had protect-   Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain
       ed its liquid interior. But,   and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and
        after sitting through the     lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a
         boiling water, its inside    malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did
         became hardened.             I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup,
                                      a financial hardship or some other trial, have I
          The ground coffee beans
                                      become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look
            were unique, however.
                                      the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough
              After they were in
                                      with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I
                 the boiling wa-
                                      like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes
                     ter they had
                                      the hot water, the very circumstance that brings
                       changed
                                      the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the
                         the water.
                                      fragrance and flavor.
                           “Which
                                      If you are like the bean, when things are at their
                            are
                                      worst, you get better and change the situation
                            you?”
                                      around you. When the hours are the darkest and
                            she
                                      trials are their greatest, do you elevate to anoth-
                            asked
                                      er level? How do you handle Adversity?
                             her




    Don’t tell GOD how big your storm is.
     Tell the storm how big your GOD is!
           CHILD OF
                                                                    When someday we say to you that we do not want
                                                               to live any more…that we want to die…do not get


            MINE
                                                               angry…someday you will understand…
                                                                    Try to understand that at this point of our lives, it is
                                                               not just to live but to survive.
                                                                    Someday you will discover that despite our mistakes,
     The day that you see us old, have patience and try to we always wanted the best thing for you and that we
understand us…                                                 tried to prepare the way for you…
     If we get dirty when eating… if we can not dress…              You must not feel sad, angry or impotent for seeing
have patience. Remember the hours we spent teaching it us near you. You must be next to us, try to understand us
to you.                                                        and to help us as we did it when you started living.
     If when we speak to you, we repeat the same things             Help us to walk… help us to end our life with love
thousand and one times, please do not interrupt… instead and patience. We will pay you by a smile and by the
listen to us as if you are hearing us for the very first time. immense love we have had always for you.
     When you were small, we have to read to you
thousand and one times the same story until you get to              We love you child.
sleep…
     When we do not want to have a shower, neither                  DAD & MOM
shame nor scold us…
     Remember when we had to chase you with
thousand excuses we invented in order that
convince you to take your bath…
     When you see our ignorance
on new technologies… give us the
necessary time and not look at us
with your mocking smile…
     We taught you how to do so
many things… to eat good, to
dress well… to confront life…
     When at some moment we
lose the memory of the thread of
our conversation… let us have the
necessary time to remember… as
the most important thing is not our
conversation but surely to be with you
and to have you listening to us…
     If ever we do not want to eat, do not force
us. We know well when we need to and when not.
     When our tired legs do not allow us to walk…
give us your hand… the same way we did when you
gave your first steps.
                       DON’T QUIT
A
         group of frogs were traveling through        1. There is power of life and death in the tongue.
         the woods, and two of them fell into a       An encouraging word to someone who is down
         deep pit. All the other frogs gathered       can lift them up and help them make it through
         around the pit. When they saw how            the day.
deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that
                                                      2. A destructive word to someone who is down
they were as good as dead.
                                                      can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to       what you say. Speak life to those who cross your
jump up out of the pit with all of their might. The   path.
other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they
                                                      The power of words....it is sometimes hard to
were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs
                                                      understand that a encouraging word can go such
took heed to what the other frogs were saying
                                                      a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend
and gave up. He fell down and died.
                                                      to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he        times. Special is the individual who will take the
could.                                                time to encourage another.
Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to
stop the pain and just die.
He jumped even harder and finally made it
out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did
you not hear us?”
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He
thought they were encouraging him the entire
time.
This story teaches two lessons:
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         OR
             General Interesting
          NOT Facts
No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
     The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.
     A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s
     first flight.
Venus is the only planet that rotates
clockwise.
     Apples, not caffeine, are more
     efficient at waking you up in the
     morning
The first owner of the Marlboro
company died of lung cancer.
     All US Presidents have worn
     glasses. Some just didn’t like
     being seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
     The inventor of the flushing toilet
     was Thomas Crapper.
The average bed is home to over
6 billion dust mites.
DrINK WATEr ON
EMPTY STOMACH

I
   t is popular in Japan today to drink wa-
   ter immediately after waking up every
   morning. Furthermore, scientific tests
   have proven its value. We publish be-
low a description of use of water for our
readers. For old and serious diseases as
well as modern illnesses the water treat-
ment had been found successful by a Japa-
nese medical society as a 100% cure for
the following diseases:Headache, body
ache, heart system, arthritis,fast heart
beat,epilepsy,excess fatness, bronchitis
asthma, TB, Meningitis,Kidney and Urine
diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles,
diabetes,constipation, all eye diseases,
womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear
nose and throat diseases.


METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before
brushing teeth, drink 4x160ml glasses of          The following list gives the number of days of
water                                             treatment required to cure main diseases
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat       1. High Blood Pressure 30 days
or drink anything for 45 minutes
                                                  2. Gastric               10 days
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as
normal.                                           3. Diabetes              30 days

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and       4. Constipation          10 days
dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours   5. Cancer                180 days
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable       6. TB                    90 days
to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning
may commence by taking little water and           Arthritis patients should follow the above
gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day        treatment for only 3 days. In the 1st week to
                                                  be followed by daily treatment this treatment
6. The above method of treatment will cure        method has no side effects, however at the
diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a       commencement of treatment you may have
healthy life.                                     to urinate a few times.
                 A Friend is
...someone who knows the song in your heart and can
          sing it back to you when you have
                  forgotten the words.
           Friends are like four leaf clovers,
              hard to find, lucky to have.
 If all my friends jumped off a cliff, I wouldn’t jump
  with them. I would be at the bottom to catch them.
              That’s what friends are for!
              THIS BE
  ON’T LET
      UTURE
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OUR F       AINFOREST,.
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STOP GLOBA
              There Ought to be a Law!
                                                    Q: What gear were you in at the
                                                    moment of the impact?
                                                    A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.


                                                    Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it
                                                    affect your memory at all?
                                                    A: Yes
                                                    Q: And in what ways does it affect
                                                    your memory?




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                                                    A: I forget.
        hese are from things people actually said   Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of
        in court, word for word, taken down and     something that you’ve forgotten?
        now published by court reporters that
        had the torment of staying calm while       A: What was the question?
these exchanges were actually taking place.
Q: Are you sexually active?                         Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: No, I just lie there.                            A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember
                                                    which.
Q: What is your date of birth?                      Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: July 15.                                         A: Forty-five years.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.                                      Q: What was the first thing your husband said to
                                                    you when he woke up that morning?
                                                    A: He said, “Where am I, Cathy?”
                                                    Q: And why did that upset you?
                                                    A: My name is Susan.


                                                    Q: Now doctor, isn’t it true that
                                                    when a person dies in his
                                                    sleep, he doesn’t know
                                                    about it until the next
                                                    morning?
                                                    A: Did you actually
                                                    pass the bar exam?
               Q: The youngest son, the twenty-     Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did
               year-old, how old is he?             you check for a pulse?
                                                    A: No.
               Q: Were you present when your pic-   Q: Did you check for
               ture was taken?                      blood pressure?
                                                    A: No.
                  Q: So the date of conception      Q: Did you check for
                  (of the baby) was August 8th?     breathing?
                      A: Yes.                       A: No.
                 Q: And what were you doing at      Q: So, then it is possible that the
               that time?                           patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
                                                    A: No.
Q: She had three children, right?
                                                    Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Yes.
                                                    A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a
Q: How many were boys?                              jar.
A: None.                                            Q: But could the patient have still been alive,
Q: Were there any girls?                            nevertheless?
                                                    A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive
Q: Can you describe the individual?                 and practicing law.
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?


Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you per-
formed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead peo-
ple.


    Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK?
    What school did you go to?
    A: Oral.


       Q: Do you recall the time that you
      examined the body?
          A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
    Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
     A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering
      why I was cutting open his guts.
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