Boxer Mike Tyson Turns 46! Read His Bio

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Mike Tyson

Born: June 30, 1966
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Boxer

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Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War novel Gone With the Wind is published.
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1962
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Sandy Koufax pitches a no-hitter.
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1994
18 years ago
Tonya Harding has her national championship title taken away and is banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
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2001
11 years ago
Vice President Dick Cheney has a dual-purpose pacemaker implanted in his chest.
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Mike Tyson
Born: June 30, 1966
Age: 46 years old
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Michael Phelps
Born: June 30, 1985
Age: 27 years old
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD, United States
Occupation: Professional Swimmer
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Lena Horne
Born: June 30, 1917
Death: April 10, 2003
Age: 92 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Singer, Film Actress, Civil Rights Activist
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Buddy Hackett
Died: June 30, 2003
Age: 78 years old
Place: Malibu, CA, United States
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Lillian Hellman
Died: June 30, 1984
Age: 79 years old
Place: Vineyard Haven, MA, United States
Occupation: Editor, Playwright, Screenwriter
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Chet Atkins
Died: June 30, 2001
Age: 77 years old
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: Some cooling centers will be open through Sunday

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Some cooling centers will be open through Sunday

Some cooling centers are scheduled to be open through Sunday because of the extreme heat. Read More

More Interstate 59 repaving to begin July 9

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Transportation said a $25 million repaving of 23.3 miles of Interstate 59 between Fort Payne and the Georgia state line will begin July 9. Read More

Man charged with possession of child pornography

A Hokes Bluff man has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography. Read More

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State takes over Birmingham’s school system

The Alabama Department of Education is taking over the operations of Birmingham City Schools.
WBRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/NzC4dK) that the state takeover begins this week. Read More

Dry, hot weather increasing wildfire risk in Ala

Forestry officials say dry weather, low humidity and gusty winds are increasing the risk of wildfires in Alabama. Read More

2 plead guilty to skimming IDs for fake cards

A Bulgarian man and a Florida woman have pleaded guilty in Birmingham to skimming bank customers’ identification at ATMs across the South and using the information to create more than 300 counterfeit credit and debit cards. Read More

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Braves fall to Nationals

ATLANTA — Michael Morse had four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after Washington had blown a four-run lead, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night. Read More

Johnson to start from pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Jimmie Johnson thought somebody had traded paint with his motorhome. Read More

Kenseth, Roush destined for awkward rest of season

SPARTA, Ky. — Matt Kenseth sat down before dozens of reporters on Friday like a man in the middle of a difficult divorce. Read More

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Union Hill installs new stained glass windows

Stained glass windows are a mainstay in churches of all denominations. According to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, they have been admired for their utility and beauty since ancient Rome, when pieces of colored glass were assembled… Read More

First Baptist of Gadsden calls Alexander as pastor

Gadsden’s oldest Baptist church (1855) soon will have its youngest pastor. Read More

PAPER PULPIT: Turtles on fence posts

‘If you are walking along the roadside, and you see a turtle on a fence post, you can know that someone else put it there.” Read More

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OUR VIEW: It’s HOT out there!

When Airman Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) arrives in Saigon in the movie “Good Morning Vietnam,” the following exchange takes place between Cronauer and his escort: Read More

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Alexander, Margaret (Parr)

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Freeman, Jarrod "Flash"

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Gillaspy, Mary Ruth

Mary Ruth Gillaspy passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence, S.C. The family received friends for a short remembrance ceremony at …..

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Actor Gary Busey Turns 68! Read His Bio

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Gary Busey

Born: June 29, 1944
Age: 68 years old
Birthplace: Goose Creek, TX, United States
Occupation: Film Actor

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1958
54 years ago
Pelé scores two goals, leading Brazil to win its first World Cup and defeat the host nation of Sweden.
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1979
33 years ago
Moonraker opens in theaters, with Roger Moore as super spy James Bond and a theme song by Shirley Bassey, her third for the 007 film franchise.
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2006
6 years ago
In Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court rules against the prosecution system set up by President George W. Bush for war prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay.
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2009
3 years ago
Stockbroker Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison for running history’s largest and longest Ponzi scheme.
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Gary Busey
Born: June 29, 1944
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Stokely Carmichael
Born: June 29, 1941
Died: November 15, 1998
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Little Eva
Born: June 29, 1943
Died: April 10, 2003
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Died: June 29, 2002
Age: 74 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, CA, United States
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Joel Siegel
Died: June 29, 2007
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Died: June 29, 1861
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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: High court ruling vindicates Obama on health care

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High court ruling vindicates Obama on health care

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Cooling centers open in response to heat advisory

Cooling centers will be open in Etowah County for those seeking shelter from the heat, Mike Bryant, director of the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency, said. Read More

Rape suspect sought

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have raped a woman early Sunday after he helped her with car trouble. Read More

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State takes over Birmingham’s school system

The Alabama Department of Education is taking over the operations of Birmingham City Schools.
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Dry, hot weather increasing wildfire risk in Ala

Forestry officials say dry weather, low humidity and gusty winds are increasing the risk of wildfires in Alabama. Read More

2 plead guilty to skimming IDs for fake cards

A Bulgarian man and a Florida woman have pleaded guilty in Birmingham to skimming bank customers’ identification at ATMs across the South and using the information to create more than 300 counterfeit credit and debit cards. Read More

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Hornets select Davis with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEWARK, N.J. — Best in the country and No. 1 and 2 in the NBA draft. The celebration goes on for Kentucky’s kids. Read More

Nadal stunned at Wimbledon by 100th-ranked Rosol

WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal bumped into his unknown and unheralded opponent as they headed to a break between games. Perhaps it was incidental contact. Read More

Young, bullpen help Diamondbacks beat Braves

ATLANTA — Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer against Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night. Read More

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Cheers for June 24

The Spring Semester 2012 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Raymond W. Staats. Full-time students who earn all A’s in college-level courses are named to the President’s List. Read More

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OUR VIEW: It’s time for water wars to end

Twenty-odd years of talking has accomplished nothing in the battle between Alabama, Florida and Georgia over water usage. We’re about to see if that changes. Read More

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Alexander, Margaret (Parr)

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Baxley, Nina

Nina Baxley, 81, Boaz, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 She is survived by her husband, Herbert Baxley. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at …..

Burttram, Christine (Wilson)

Christine Wilson Burttram, 89, passed away on June 27, 2012. Funeral services honoring her life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, …..

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July 3, 2012, Pierce County Council Meeting

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NOTICE OF COUNCIL FINAL HEARING
FOR THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:
3:00 pm, July 3, 2012
Pierce County Council Chambers, Room 1045
930 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA

1. Proposal No. R2012-78, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming the Appointment of Four New Members (Harper Peterson, Krystal Kyer, Laurie Fait, and Erin Ewald) to the Pierce County Conservation Futures Program Citizens’ Advisory Board.
Contact persons: Susan Long (Council) 253-798-6068 and Paula Felkins, Parks and Recreation Services, 253-798-4017

2. Proposal No. R2012-79, A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming the Appointment of Fifteen New Members to the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee.
Contact person: Jeff Cox (Council) 253-798-7579

This may be only part of the Council’s July 3, 2012, agenda, since other proposals may be noticed separately. To see the full agenda for this hearing and to access information about each proposal on the agenda, use the following link www.piercecountywa.org/calendar, click on the meeting to see the agenda items, and click on the proposal number to get information about that proposal. Note that the complete final agenda will not be available on the web calendar until the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

The Council encourages public participation. Opportunities for public comment are provided for every non-emergency action item on the agenda. You may also provide written comments at any time up to final adoption of a proposal. The mailing address and fax number are at the top of this notice and on the Council’s web page: www.piercecountywa.org/council.

Dated: June 28, 2012

Patty Face
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BREAKING NEWS: AP: High court upholds key part of Obama health law

June 28, 2012

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AP: High court upholds key part of Obama health law

The Associated Press reports that the Supreme Court has upheld the "individual mandate" requiring Americans to carry health insurance. The mandate is a key element of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

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As this is written, the nation is awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law that was passed by a Democrat- controlled Congress in 2010.

The 26 states challenging the individual insurance mandate of Obamacare rely on a simple point: Under its power to regulate "commerce," Congress can regulate only transactions taking place in the economy. The states argue that Congress has no power to regulate non-activity- to regulate persons not engaged in commerce by forcing them to buy products they otherwise would not purchase, like health insurance.

That constitutional reasoning is why many observers feel the Supreme Court will at least rule the individual mandate unconstitutional. The good news, if that occurs, is that the mandate is the lynchpin mechanism which funds probably 80 percent of the law. With that mechanism gone, Obamacare falls like a house of cards.

It is instructive to note that the president and the Democrat leadership in Congress hastily passed this law, circumventing traditional congressional procedures and transparency, knowing they were risking violating the Constitution – but all in the name of saddling the American people with their version of healthcare Utopia. It was a reckless, risky move – one that polls indicate remains deeply unpopular with the American people even two years later.

If the Supreme Court overturns all of the law – and the American Seniors Association hopes that it does- the nation will still have a healthcare problem and solutions will be needed. The cost of healthcare will still be out of control. But the good news is that the national debate will shift to finding free market solutions that will bring costs down. The debate should focus on giving decisions to individuals rather than the federal government. Politicians should be talking about keeping solutions closer to consumers and individuals.

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Is the Mediterranean diet the secret to good health?
The people of the Mediterranean are not as interested as Americans in the idea of dieting. They enjoy food, yet they generally have better health than Americans. Since the Mediterranean embraces more than 20 countries, each with its own cuisine, the diet, loosely known as the "Mediterranean Diet" is really a fusion of the many foods consumed by the nations bordering the sea.

The diet is rich in vegetables, salads, fish, breads, cheese and pastas. No wonder they enjoy food! Yet, the diet is so healthy that the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) used it as a model in their famous DASH Study (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), which confirmed that the Mediterranean diet was healthier than they typical American diet and effectively reduced blood pressure.

Olive oil is the anchor of the Mediterranean diet. No other natural oil has as much monounsaturated fat. When drizzled on salads and vegetables or grilled fish, it adds a pleasing aroma and texture. But olive oil by itself is somewhat bland and is always accompanied by liberal amounts of salt.

In fact, salt is central to the Mediterranean diet – olives can only be consumed if they’re soaked in brine for weeks. Feta cheese is cured and stored in salt brine. Capers, anchovies, codfish and roe are all Mediterranean staples routinely packed in salt. The breads, pastries and sauces of the Mediterranean are all high in salt. Virgin olive oil, so cherished for making salads, is slightly bitter because of all the unique antioxidants it contains, so salt is especially important for improving its taste. Greek taramosalata is made from salted codfish roe, while tzatziki is made from salted, fresh cucumbers that are drained and added to yogurt; North African baba ghanoush is made of roasted eggplant, blended with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and lots of salt. Yet, the people of the Mediterranean, who enjoy all these foods, have the world’s best cardiovascular health.

While some policy makers encourage the public to reduce their salt intake, their advice could have harmful unintended consequences such as discouraging Americans to sky away from this healthy, tasty overall diet. If the government’s salt reduction strategy were implemented and followed, the net consequence would be far fewer people consuming a Mediterranean style diet and enjoying its critical health benefits – reducing heart disease, obesity, diabetes and improving cognitive function.

For more information on salt and health go to www.salthealth.org

To help you get started with a healthy Mediterranean meal, try the following recipe:

North African Salad

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/4 cup

2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

1 pound box Israeli couscous (or any tiny pasta such as ziti)

3 cups chicken stock

2 lemons, juiced

1 lemon, zested

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

1/3 cup finely chopped Italian parsley

1/3 cup dried chopped dates

1/4 cup slivered almonds or pistachios, toasted

Directions

In a medium saucepan, warm 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the couscous and toast until lightly browned, stirring often, about five minutes. Carefully add the stock, and the juice of one lemon and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the couscous is tender, but still firm or al dente to the bite, stirring occasionally, about seven to nine minutes. Drain the couscous.

In a large bowl, toss the cooked couscous with the remaining olive oil, remaining lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper and let cool. Once the couscous is room temperature, add the fresh herbs, dried dates and almonds/pistachios. Toss well and serve.

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  • Keep track of all medical appointments.
  • Eliminate unnecessary paperwork when visiting new doctors.
  • Access your information from you mobile phone (Coming Soon!)
  • Authorize your spouse, children or caregiver access to your records in case of an emergency.

Because health and wellness are important, ASA members can now sign up for a "free for life" ASA Personal Health Record (an annual value of $59.95).

Take charge of your health today by clicking here to sign up for your lifetime ASA Personal Health Record.

Reward yourself this summer!
Reward yourself this summer with the American Seniors Association Visa Signature® Card. Apply today and get a $100 Statement Credit with first purchase!¹ Plus, you’ll earn one point for every net dollar spend everywhere Visa is accepted, whether you use your ASA Visa Signature® for everyday purchases or that dream vacation you’ve been waiting to take. Redeem points for cash back, travel, gift cards, and more!

The ASA Visa Signature® Card also provides great benefits, including:

  • 0% Intro APR² on purchases and balance transfers for fifteen billing cycles, and after that a variable APR, currently 9.99% – 21.99%²
  • No annual fee²
  • No preset spending limit,³ and no limit to the number of points you can earn
  • 24-hour concierge service⁴
  • VIP access to special entertainment, dining and sporting events like the Super Bowl and Olympic Games
  • Signature privileges, including merchant upgrades, offers and savings!
  • Zero Fraud Liability Protection,⁵ Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver and Travel Accident Insurance, Warranty Manager, Travel and Emergency Assistance⁶

Plus, with every Visa Signature Card purchase, U.S. Bank will make a contribution to the American Seniors Association!

Click here to apply today

Hurry, offer ends 9/30/2012.

¹ Accounts must be open and in good standing (not past due) to earn statement credit.

²The 0% introductory APR applies to purchases and balance transfers [made within 30 days of account opening] and is valid for the first fifteen billing cycles. The introductory rate does not apply to cash advances. Thereafter, the APR may vary and as of 6-01-12, the undiscounted variable APR for Purchases and Balance Transfers is 9.99% – 21.99% based on your creditworthiness. The variable APR for Cash Advances is 23.99%. Cash Advance fee: 4% of each advance amount, $10 minimum. Convenience Check fee: 3% of each check amount, $5 minimum. Cash Equivalent fee: 4% of each cash amount, $20 minimum. Balance Transfer fee: 3% of each transfer amount, $5 minimum. There is a $2 minimum finance charge where interest is due. The annual fee is $0. Foreign Transaction fee:2% of each foreign purchase transaction or foreign ATM advance transaction in U.S. Dollars. 3% of each foreign purchase transaction or foreign ATM advance transaction in a Foreign Currency. We may change APRs, fees, and other Account terms in the future based on your experience with U.S. Bank National Association ND and its affiliates as provided under the Cardmember Agreement and applicable law. We apply your minimum payment to balances with lower APRs first. Amounts paid overthe minimum payment will be applied in the order of highest to lowest APR balances.

³ No preset spending limit does not mean unlimited spending. Individual transactions are authorized by card issuer based on factors such as account history, credit record and payment resources. Card issuer will preset an upper limit for revolving balances and cash advances.

⁴ Cardmembers are responsible for the cost of any goods or services purchased by Visa Signature Concierge on cardmembers’ behalf.

⁵ U.S. Bank provides zero fraud liability for unauthorized transactions. Cardmember must notify U.S. Bank promptly of any unauthorized use. Certain conditions and limitations may apply.

⁶ Some limitations may apply. Details are provided to cardmembers.

The creditor and issuer of theAmerican Seniors Association Card is U.S. Bank National Association ND, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

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