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D2 TULSA WORLD A Friday, July 14, 2006 New book goes behind the scenes Kiss a Pig of the Xbox 360 Diabetes campaign puts a premium on porkers jon & chip Some people are content to just sit around and play video games and not wonder about CARTER Miss Pork Chop is a very pop- ular gal. where the games come from. It is said her kisses are be- Others want to know what’s yond compare — so longed for going on behind the scenes. danna that she is the mascot for and Dean Takahashi is definitely in the latter category. Takahashi, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News, is the sue subject of the American Diabetes Association’s annual Kiss a Pig campaign. It’s the pig factor. Pigs are Pattie Bowman WALKER author of a new book that symbolic heroes of the fight (left), Richard takes a behind-the-scenes look against diabetes. The animals Holmes and at the gaming side of Microsoft inside the video games were one of the first sources of Charles people & places Faudree (with and its $17 billion campaign to insulin, which kept people with Miss Pork topple Sony from the top of the diabetes alive, and are used Chop) gather Deli, John Jackson, Ken Ether- video game mountain. Zarqawi,” was online. widely in research to find a cure to promote the edge, Don Beatty, Toni Wallace, Here are a few nuggets from The game, created within and to prevent the complications American Kathleen Lee, Christy Lamerton, “The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The two weeks of the strike, lets of the disease. Diabetes Jane Swearingen, Pete Luitwie- Real Story Behind Microsoft’s you join a U.S.-led coalition This year, master interior de- Association’s ler, Todd Bazata, Nancy Kavan- Next-Generation Video Game waiting near a house where al- signer Charles Faudree won the Kiss a Pig augh, Kell Smalley, Mark How- Console”: Zarqawi is meeting with other big campaign, but was out of the campaign. ard, Sherry O’Connell, Shohreh Microsoft lost an estimated insurgent leaders. You decide country when the awards pro- Woessner, Sherri Sanders, Nata- $168 on every original Xbox it whether to proceed with the gram was held at the Cherokee STEPHEN PINGRY / lie Cordell, Austin Chadwick, sold. real-life air strike that took him Casino’s Grand Hall of the Cher- Tulsa World Lupe Latimer, Ken Alexander That familiar green glow em- out, or launch an infantry-led okees. and Pat and Larry Wofford. anating from the Xbox 360? It ambush in an attempt to cap- He had to wait to collect his The winners of the campaign was almost blue — until Micro- ture the terrorist alive. prize until Tuesday, when Miss were announced, and kissed soft realized that green light- As of July 5, the game was Pork Chop made a special visit Miss Pork Chop amid much emitting diodes cost about two still in an open Beta period and to his shop on Cherry Street. laughter and hilarity. She was cents each, while blue ones go available for free download at At the actual awards event, fairly cooperative and showered for a quarter. www.kumagames.com. Faudree’s designated representa- her kisses on Jeremy Bynum While they were trying to de- Cracked crystal ball tive Leah Horner accepted the and Amanda Gleeson with McAl- cide where to spend Bill Gates’ winner’s trophy from Cindy Mor- ister’s Deli, winners of the res- June 30-July 2 was a big money, Microsoft gaming exec- rison and thanked Faudree and taurant division. Bud Lauhon of weekend for Major League utives working on the 360 pro- his team captain, Martha Bruner, Woodrum, Kemendo, Tate and Baseball, featuring matchups ject made cardboard cutouts of for raising more than $19,150 for Cuite stepped up to the stage for between interleague and cross- $10 million bills and pinned the American Diabetes Associa- the second time as the winner of town rivals. was Lizabeth Lockman, who told partment. them to the boardroom walls. tion. the community volunteer division The folks at 2K Sports the crowd about the many peo- Sponsors included the Hor- The 360 project was initially In total, more than $115,000 in ple in her family who have dia- to smooch the swine. The win- called “Trinity” after the Carrie- thought it would be the perfect ners, Green Acre Sod Stores, time to trot out their prognosti- contributions has been raised to betes or have died from it. She ner of the private sector division Anne Moss character in “The help people with diabetes and Manhattan, Route 66 Harley-Da- cative abilities and use the gave a moving tribute to her was Jack Allen Jr. of Chandler- Matrix.” The name changed to the American Diabetes Associa- vidson, Oral Roberts University, MLB 2K6 game engine a s a husband, Jay, who became insu- Frates and Reitz, who raised, “Xenon” after Microsoft found tion with its mission — to find a Greg Herring of United Ford crystal ball. lin-dependent during Desert with the help of an expert cam- that another company was al- cure and prevention for diabetes, Fleet Center and D. Forrest Storm. She also talked about the paign team, more than $8,500. ready using the name Trinity. The company simulated 14 and to improve the lives of all Cameron, a founding member of big-league series for the week- important work to fund ADA re- the Kiss a Pig campaign. Free information on the care Microsoft commissioned a people affected by diabetes. searchers to find a cure. bogus “cover story” about the end and e-mailed their predic- Richard Holmes, sponsorship and control of diabetes, as well Celebrity candidates, their 360 in a publication it created tions to journalists ahead of chairman, also gave kudos to as preventing complications of campaign managers, supporters Cindy Morrison of KTUL, called “News Time.” time. Cardiology of Tulsa, Jackie Coo- the disease, is available by call- and community leaders were in channel 8, and Laura Gubser in- And, just as you suspected, How’d they do? Well, 2K6 per Imports, the Coretz Family ing (800) DIABETES. This 24- on the awards program, which troduced those serving as the Microsoft is working on a predicted that the Yankees Foundation, KWB Oil Property hour diabetes helpline provides featured a buffet and announce- ADA’s 2006 celebrity candidates. handheld game/media player would take two out of three Management, Overhead Door callers with counseling on diabe- ment of scientific advances in They are Marti Wright Alexan- to compete with the PSP and from the Mets. They nailed Co. of Tulsa, Richards and Con- tes, and free information is the field of diabetes. The new der, World Travel; Jack Allen, the Nintendo DS. that one. The rest of the re- nor, Auto Finish Distributors, mailed directly to the home ad- treatment options for many of Chandler-Frates and Reitz Inc.; The book is available from sults were mixed. Jack and Jo Babbitt, the Barnett dress. Risk tests are also made the 21 million Americans with Roycelyn Arrington, Glazer’s; Amazon or Barnes and Noble, We’ve listed the MLB ’06 Family Foundation and Mollie available free of charge to corpo- diabetes made the celebration Ray Baumgarten, Arvest Bank; and there’s a PDF e-book ver- prediction for each series from Williford. rations or organizations. A sim- even more special as participants Sandra Cousins, Tulsa County sion online at www.spider- the weekend first, then the ac- ple seven-question test can iden- saw how their efforts benefit and Bar Association; Rodger Erker, Thanks also went to Freddy works.com/xbox360. tual outcome. The results are, tify those at risk for the disease. improve the lives of all people McGraw; Charles Faudree, Cepeda of Associated Mortgage Go fast, turn left well, absolutely meaningless, with diabetes. Charles Faudree Inc.; Gladys Co. who was the photographer The American Diabetes Asso- EA Sports has announced but interesting: Miss Pork Chop, the honorary Foster, Bank of Oklahoma; for the 2006 campaign. ciation is the nation’s leading that driver Elliott Sadler will be Chicago Cubs over Chicago mascot for the event, was there Amanda Gleeson, McAlister’s Others spotted during the gala voluntary health organization the cover boy for the upcoming White Sox 2-1 (actual: 1-2) too of course. Deli; Kelly Howard, McGraw; were Nanette Creamer, Pat and supporting diabetes research, in- NASCAR 07, due out for multi- Arizona Diamondbacks over Kiss a Pig celebrity candidates Bud Lauhon, Woodrum, Kemen- Terry King, Sharon King Davis formation and advocacy. The as- ple systems Sept. 6. Oakland Athletics 2-1 (actual: are community leaders who do, Tate and Cuite; Lizabeth L. and Coleman Davis, Karen and sociation’s mission is to prevent Since joining the NASCAR 0-3) pledged to raise awareness and Lockman, community volunteer; Bill Byrd, LeAnna Cook, Kelly and cure diabetes and to im- circuit in 1999, Sadler has Colorado Rockies over Seat- money for research, education Bob Mattax, Bank of Oklahoma; Bryan, Pattie and David Bow- prove the lives of all people af- racked up just three wins. So tle Mariners 2-1 (score!) and advocacy programs for peo- Liann Paschal, Bank of Oklaho- man, Laura Gubser, Nancy and fected by diabetes. Visit www.di- what qualifies him to be the Los Angeles Dodgers over ple with diabetes of all ages. ma; Teresa Perry, Bank of Okla- Jerry Gleeson, Jeremy and Car- abetes.org for more information. EA cover boy? He won last Los Angeles Angels 2-1 (actual: Leah Horner was honorary homa; Jerry Steltzlen, McGraw; ianne Burton, Ray Baumgarten, year’s EA Sports Drivers Gam- 1-2) chairwoman. Melissa Van Dyke, BancFirst; Jeremy Bynum, Jason Maxwell, Danna Sue Walker 581-8342 ing Competition in Bristol, Baltimore Orioles over Atlan- Among those on the program and J.P. Wood, Tulsa Fire De- Kurt and Sarah of McAlister’s email@example.com Tenn., that’s what. ta Braves 2-1 (actual: 1-2) Tapping into what’s hot Toronto Blue Jays over Phila- Turner Broadcasting’s broad- band entertainment network, delphia Phillies 2-1 (score!) Cleveland Indians over Cin- billboard 10. “When Did You Fall (In Love With Me),” Chris Rice. INO. (Before The Devil Even Knows),” Rodney Atkins. Curb. Jam. 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"Kiss a Pig"