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Did you know the fastest person to score 10,000 point?

Did you know he was the fastest ever to hit 10,000 points?
That would be Wilt Chamberlin,


Did you know that during his first seven years Chamberlain scored an average of 39.4 points per game and led the league in scoring all seven seasons?


Did you know that the only person to match what Chamberlain did was Michael Jordan two decades later?

Did you know that Chamberlain was the only NBA player to score 4,000 points in a season?


Did you know that he set NBA single-game records for most points (100), most consecutive field goals (18) and most rebounds 55?


Did you know that he scored 50.4 points per game he averaged during the 1961-62 season? 


Did you know that he averaged 48.5 minutes per game during the 1961-62 season. 


Did you know that he played the entire game the entire season without relief including overtimes?

Did you know as a rookie he scoring average: 37.6 ppg?


Did you know that he also scores 90points in one game during high school? 


Did you know he scored 60 points in 12 minutes of the second half?.

Did you know that in his 2nd half of his career in the NBA though, Chamberlain’s second seven years, he averaged 20.7 points?

Now if you didn’t know, now you know…

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Nephew Tommy Prank Phone Call – Guy Torry

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Who is Tim Lambesis?

Who is Tim Lambesis? The Heavy Metal Music world knows him as an American musician. Lambesis is best known as the founding member, lead vocalist of American metalcore band As I Lay Dying. He also has a solo/side project in tribute to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger where he performs all the required instruments, the project is known as Austrian Death Machine. He has also played guitar for Society’s Finest and Point of Recognition.
Lambesis is notable for his screamed vocals which are influenced by such bands as In Flames, Living Sacrifice and At the Gates.

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Personal life

Lambesis was born October 21, 1980, he is part Greek. A Christian, his lyrics are personal, expanding from relationships, to life’s struggles. Lambesis recently received a “rocking Jesus” tattoo by artist Hannah Aitchison on the television show LA Ink. Tim is the third of four brothers. He was born in Scottsdale, Arizona but moved to San Diego when he was at about the age of seven. All of his brothers live in Scottsdale. His parents own their own company in Carlsbad, CA. Lambesis once worked for his parents for a short while before starting As I Lay Dying. His height is 6’3″. Lambesis is married and has a young son, whom he adopted from Ethiopia. His name is Biruk Lambesis

 Production

Lambesis has produced all of As I Lay Dying’s albums, two Sworn Enemy albums, The Beginning of the End  and Maniacal, as well as the War of Ages album, Arise and Conquer, Impending Doom‘s The Serpent Servant, Chelsea Grin‘s Desolation of Eden and his own solo project Austrian Death Machine. He as well recorded and produced Zao‘s Awake? album. He is the partial owner of Lambesis Studios.

 Discography

 Performance

With As I Lay Dying
With Point of Recognition
  • Day of Defeat – (2002)
With Sworn Enemy
Austrian Death Machine

 Records produced

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Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), died from cancer.he was , 68

Leo Aloysius Cullum  was an American cartoonist who was one of the most frequent contributors on the pages of The New Yorker with more than 800 of his gag cartoons published died from cancer.he was , 68. He started his drawing career after having served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and flying planes commercially for Trans World Airlines and American Airlines.

(January 11, 1942 – October 23, 2010)

Early life and career

http://www.youtube.com/v/_vMzRlx0z44?fs=1&hl=en_USCullum was born on January 11, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised in North Bergen, New Jersey and earned his undergraduate degree in 1963 from the College of the Holy Cross, where he majored in English. He joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from college, earning a commission as a second Lieutenant. Upon completion of his flight training in Pensacola, Florida Cullum deployed to Vietnam, where he flew more than 200 missions, mostly ground attacks in support of the infantry in addition to attacks on the Viet Cong supply lines on the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. Though the missions over Laos were not officially acknowledged, Cullum was baffled by the need for secrecy, saying “the North Vietnamese certainly knew it wasn’t the Swiss bombing them”.[1]

Early cartoons

After completing his military service, Cullum became a pilot for TWA, which was later taken over by American Airlines where he worked until his retirement in 2001. In between flights, he started doodling and built on an early interest he had in drawing cartoons. He said “I bought some instructional books which explained the format, and I began studying the work of various cartoonists”. He had always hoped to be published in The New Yorker, which turned down a series of his early entries. The magazine liked some of Cullum’s concepts for cartoons, which were turned over to Charles Addams for illustration, with the first of Cullum’s ideas appearing in print in 1975 showing a couple paddling in a canoe with their reflection in the water showing a vision of the man attacking the woman. Addams convinced Cullum to pursue his craft and his first sale was to Air Line Pilot Magazine. He had later cartoons printed in Argosy, Saturday Review and Sports Afield.[1]

The New Yorker

Over his career with The New Yorker the magazine published 819 of his cartoons, many of which involved animals. His first successful entry was published on January 3, 1977, and featured a man wearing a robe at an office desk in a room filled with chickens.[1] A cartoon with the caption “This island isn’t big enough for two cliches” showed a school of fish attempting to crawl onto the shore of a desert island populated by a man and a lone palm tree.[2][3] Cartoon editor Robert Mankoff called him “one of the most popular” cartoonists at The New Yorker during the 1980s and 1990s and “one of the most consistently funny cartoonists we ever had”. Cullum’s was the first cartoon included in the first illustrated issue printed after the September 11 attacks, with the caption “I thought I’d never laugh again. Then I saw your jacket.”[4][5] One of his most requested cartoons features a man lecturing a cat with the caption “Never, ever, think outside the box“.[6][7] His most recent cartoon appeared in the issue dated October 25, 2010.

Books

His published books include collections about doctors and birds, with the respective punny titles of Suture Self and Tequila Mockingbird.[6] Other books featured his cartoons about cats, dogs and business people.[1]
A resident of Malibu, California, Cullum died of cancer at the age of 68 on October 23, 2010, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.[8] He was survived by his wife, Kathy, a former flight attendant who he had met on a flight to Boston, as well as by his daughters Kaitlin Cullum and Kimberly Cullum, both of whom had been child actors.[1][8]

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S. Neil Fujita, American graphic designer, died from complications of a stroke he was , 89

 Sadamitsu “S. Neil” Fujita was an American graphic designer known for his innovative book cover and record album designs  died from complications of a stroke he was , 89.[1]

(May 16, 1921 – October 23, 2010)

 Background

Born in Waimea, Hawaii to Japanese immigrants, he attended boarding school in Honolulu, where he adopted the name Neil. He enrolled in Chouinard Art Institute, but his studies were interrupted by World War II and his forced relocation to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming in 1942.[2] He enlisted in the United States Army on January 1, 1943, and served in an anti-tank unit with the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a regiment consisting primarily of Japanese American volunteers that became the most decorated unit in the war. He was assigned to combat duty in Europe—seeing action in Italy and France—but eventually worked as a translator in the Pacific theater in Okinawa. He completed his studies at Chouinard after the war.[1]

Death

A resident of Southold, New York, Fujita died at age 89 due to complications of a stroke on October 23, 2010, in Greenport, New York. He was survived by three sons and six grandchildren. His wife, Aiko Tamaki, whom he met while she was also a student at Chouinard, died in 2006.[1]

Career

Fujita joined a prominent Philadelphia ad agency—N. W. Ayer & Son—after completing his studies. He employed an avant-garde style and was noticed by Columbia Records. Columbia hired him in 1954 to build a design department to build on the work of Alex Steinweiss. Columbia felt a particular need to keep up with the cover art of Blue Note Records. Fujita created numerous iconic covers of the period, including that of Time Out, ‘Round About Midnight, and Mingus Ah Um.[1]
In 1957, Fujita left Columbia in order to broaden his portfolio. He started his own firm, but rejoined the company soon after. In 1963 he joined the public relations firm Ruder & Finn, creating a design division called Ruder, Finn & Fujita (later Fujita Design) where he embarked on a long career of book cover design. He designed the covers for In Cold Blood, The Godfather, and Pigeon Feathers.[1] He taught design at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design.[1]

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Stanley Tanger, American businessman, founder of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. died he was , 87

Stanley K. Tanger was an American businessman, philanthropist and pioneer of the outlet shopping industry. Tanger is the founder of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, which began with a single location in Burlington, North Carolina in 1981,[2] and now has 33 shopping centers throughout the United States as of October 2010 died he was , 87.[1] In doing so, Tanger can also be credited with inventing “the very concept of the outlet mall,” according to the News & Record of Greensboro, North Carolina.[1] Tanger Outlets grossed $270 million dollars in 2009.[1]
 
(April 13, 1923 – October 23, 2010 [1]




Tanger was the son of Harriette and Moe Tanger, who were from Wallingford, Connecticut. Tanger served as a pilot during World War II.[1]
After the end of the war, Tanger began to run Creighton Shirtmakers, the family business in Reidsville, North Carolina.[1] Under Tanger, Creighton Shirtmakers expanded to five outlet stores.[1] Tanger soon organized other similar businesses and manufacturer outlets into a small, brand name outlet strip mall in Burlington, North Carolina in the early 1981.[1][2] The company, now known as Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, had since expanded to more than thirty-three outlet centers in twenty-two U.S. states, as of October 2010.[1] In 1993, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers became the first outlet developer to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.[1][2]
Real Estate by Inc. Magazine named Tanger as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1994.[2] Tanger remained chairman of Tanger’s board of directors until his retirement from a daily role with the company on August 7, 2009.[3] He resigned as chairman of the board in September 2009,[3] but remained a member of Tanger’s board of directors until his death in 2010.[2]
Tanger and his wife, Doris Tanger, who survived breast cancer more than forty years before his death in 2010,[1] were local, North Carolina philanthropists. Much of Tanger’s philanthropy focused on breast cancer awareness, including a one-million-dollar contribution to Moses Cone Health System’s Regional Cancer Center in Greenboro.[1] Tanger also funded a variety of beatification projects throughout the city of Greensboro, including the creation and preservation of city parks, including the Bicentennial Gardens.[1]
Stanley Tanger, a resident of Greensboro, died of pneumonia on October 23, 2010, at the age of 87.[1] He was survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Doris Tanger, and his children and grandchildren. Tanger’s funeral was held at Temple Emanuel, a Reform Judaism congregation in Greensboro.[1]
His son, Steven Tanger, became the president and chief executive office of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers in January 2010.[1][3]

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David Thompson, British-born Barbadian politician, Prime Minister (since 2008), died from pancreatic cancer. he was 48

David John Howard Thompson, QC, MP  was the sixth Prime Minister of Barbados from January 2008 until his death from pancreatic cancer on 23 October 2010.
Thompson is the third sitting Prime Minister of Barbados to die in office following the deaths of Tom Adams in 1985 and Errol Barrow in 1987.[4] He is also the 7th head of government of a CARICOM country to die in office since CARICOM was founded in 1973.[4][5]

(25 December 1961[2] – 23 October 2010[3])

 Early life

Thompson was born in London[6] to Charles Thompson, an Afro-Barbadian porter and painter,[7][8] and Margaret Knight,[9][10] a White Barbadian author,secretary and nurse.[8] Both parents remained strong influences in Thompson’s life.[11] Thompson was brought up with his three siblings at Fitts Village, Saint James.[8]
Thompson attended primary school at St Gabriel’s Junior School and secondary school at Combermere School.[12] He earned a legal education certificate from Hugh Wooding Law School.[12] Thompson graduated with honors from the University of the West Indies law school in 1984.[12] He was admitted to the Barbados bar in 1984 and taught as a part-time tutor in law at the University of the West Indies from 1986 to 1988.[12]
Thompson was married to Marie-Josephine Mara (née Giraudy),[12] who was born in Saint Lucia.[5] The couple had three daughters – Misha, Oya and Osa-Marie.[12] The family resided in Mapps, St. Philip, though Thompson resided at the official Prime Minister’s residence Ilaro Court from 2008 until 2010.[12]

Politics

Thompson came to politics in a by-election after the death of the Prime Minister Errol Barrow, gaining his parliamentary seat for Saint John in 1987.[2][6] During Erskine Sandiford‘s term as Prime Minister, Thompson served as Minister of Community Development and Culture from 1991 to 1993. He was subsequently appointed Minister of Finance from 1993 to 1994. Thompson became leader of the DLP when Sandiford resigned after losing a parliamentary no confidence motion. Thompson unsuccessfully led the Democratic Labour Party in elections in 1994 and 1999. He resigned as party leader in September 2000 following his third electoral defeat as party leader in the St. Thomas by-election. However, when party leader Clyde Mascoll switched allegiance to the Barbados Labour Party, Thompson once again became opposition leader in January 2006.[2][6]
The DLP won the general election held on 15 January 2008 with 20 seats against 10 for the Barbados Labour Party, which was led by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur. Thompson was sworn in as Prime Minister on 16 January,[13] becoming Barbados’ sixth prime minister and the third to serve under the DLP. Thompson was also re-elected to his own seat from St. John constituency with 84% of the vote.[14] He announced his Cabinet on 19 January, including himself as Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Development, Labour, Civil Service and Energy; it was sworn in on 20 January.

Health issues and death

At a media briefing at his official Ilaro Court residence on 14 May 2010, Thompson, accompanied by his personal physician, Richard Ishmael, said that he had been suffering with stomach pains since early March. He also revealed he had undergone tests in Barbados, which were inconclusive, and had also travelled with Ishmael to New York where additional tests were carried out. The process of testing would be ongoing and, because of this, Attorney General and Deputy Prime Minister Freundel Stuart would assume the Prime Minister’s office in Thompson’s absence.[15][16]
On 30 August, Thompson re-assumed his post of Prime Minister, having returned to Barbados the day before. On 7 September, he left Barbados for New York on a trip of unknown nature.[17][18] A short time later Thompson’s personal physician, Richard Ishmael, informed the general public that the Prime Minister was suffering from pancreatic cancer.[19][20]

Thompson died at his home in Mapps, St. Philip, at approximately 2:10 am on 23 October 2010. His wife Mara and daughters Misha, Oya and Osa-Marie were by his side.[3]

[edit] State funeral and mourning

As news of Thompson’s death spread, regional and international dignitaries expressed their condolences.[21][22] to the Thompson family and the nation.[23] His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was among the international condolences for the late Prime Minister and stated that he “invokes God’s blessings upon the late Prime Minister’s family and the people of Barbados.”[24] Barbadian popstar Rihanna, who was appointed by Thompson as an ‘Honorary Ambassador of Culture’ of Barbados also expressed her sadness at the passing of the late Prime Minister.[25] Condolences have also been extended to Barbados by the United Nations General Assembly.
[26] [27]
Barbados entered an official period of mourning for the former Prime Minister on 23 October. On that date, the government-owned national broadcaster began airing tributes of the late Prime Minister. Such tributes included speeches and former debates of the late Thompson, as well as some local and international statements of condolences to his family, extended family, and the nation. The mourning period was also stated to be in effect for Barbados until the official state funeral. On Monday 25 October Senator Maxine McClean announced[28] in a televised broadcast the full arrangements for the funeral of PM Thompson;[29][30] Senator McClean stated that on 28 October 2010 (from 9am-11am) Thompson would first have a closed viewing in the east-wing of the Parliament of Barbados. That viewing will be upstairs in the chamber of the House of Assembly and would follow Barbados’ Table of Precedence for members of Government from the Governor General down to MPs. On that same date members of the general public could later view Thompson at the House of Assembly from 11am-5pm. On 29 October, from 2pm-5pm a public viewing would take place at Thompson’s alma mater, The Combermere School. On 30 October, a viewing for the general public will take place at the George Street Auditorium from 9am-5pm. On Monday, 1 November from 10am-5pm a general public viewing will take place in Thompson’s home constituency of Saint John at the Parish Church. On 2 November, Thompson will again have a general public viewing at the House of Assembly from 9am-5pm. The official state funeral for the late Prime Minister took place on 3 November at the Kensington Oval stadium and was strictly a ticket only event. Over ten thousand persons, including foreign dignitaries and diplomatic representatives, attended the state funeral. Thousands more lined the streets of Bridgetown that morning to pay their respects as the official funeral procession made its way through the city en route to the Oval. Both the state funeral at the Kensington Oval and the internment at the St. John’s Parish Church were broadcast live by CBC TV 8. Mr. Thompson’s final resting place in the church’s cemetery overlooks the east coast of the island.

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Tom Winslow, American folk musician, died from complications from a stroke.he was , 69

 Tom Winslow [1] who was born Thomas Griffin Winslow,  was a prominent American folk singer and writer, best known as a “disciple” of Reverend Gary Davis and a former member of Pete Seeger‘s band died from complications from a stroke.he was , 69. He performed with his family as The Winslows and recorded with Al Polito. His career as a performing artist lasted over forty years. He was most notable as the composer of “Hey Looka Yonder (It’s The Clear Water)”, a folk song that has been the anthem of the Sloop Clearwater.[1] While he toured throughout the United States, he continued to perform in Upstate New York until shortly before his death when he was 70 years old.[1]
Winslow is also the father of two other notable performing artists, Thomasina Winslow and Gary Winslow.

(November 13, 1940 Hobgood, North Carolina, died October 23, 2010 Albany, New York)

Early career

As a teenager, Winslow learned to play guitar from his grandfather, Thomas Winslow.[1] Winslow was a band member – or “disciple” – of the Reverend Gary Davis, a country-folk musician from the first half of the 20th century. He toured throughout the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, sometimes as a solo act, as well as with his family act, The Winslows. In the 1960s, he worked at Vassar College in the equestrian program,[1] and off-season, as a construction worker at Albany, New York‘s Empire State Plaza.[citation needed]

“Hey Looka Yonder (It’s the Clearwater)”

Winslow’s great enduring fame comes from penning and performing the now-classic ballad, “Hey Looka Yonder”, which is known also as “It’s the Clearwater” and “It’s the Clear Water”. This song, recorded by Biograph Records in 1969, is about the fundraising for the sloop Clearwater, and in particular how “black and white” got together to create a floating environmental education school.[1] Its mission was to clean up the water of then-polluted Hudson River.[2][3][4]
This song is significant and historic in several ways:

A huge hit for a musical tradition outside of the popular music mainstream, the album and single of “It’s the Clearwater” are coveted still by collectors of old-time folk music.[5]

Folk music circuit

Winslow has been part of the folk music circuit for four decades.[1] His music has been described as “classic blues and spirituals” by “a seasoned craftsman”.[6]

Tom is an old-school country bluesman, picking and singing in a classic style. He studied with Rev. Gary Davis, collaborated with Pete Seeger, and released an album on the Biograph label. He first came to Saratoga to work with the horses and has for many years enjoyed playing gigs around the area, including at Lena’s.

Winslow was a mentor for a number of musicians, including his children and Guy Davis.[1]

Later career

In the early 21st century, Winslow did not travel far from his home in New Baltimore, New York, due to care-taking for his wife, Edral, who died in January 2007.[1][7] Often, he could be seen busking at street fairs such as on Lark Street in Albany, New York or the surrounding towns.[1][8]
Winslow played frequently at the People’s Voices Cafe on 33rd St. in New York City in the 1980s.[9][10] He has also performed at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beekman, New York.[11]
He was featured on WFMU‘s program, Shrunken Planet, for a full show.[12]
In 2001, he performed at a Lincoln Center Out of Doors Reverend Gary Davis tribute show, performing with an all-star line-up.[13]
Winslow has performed at least annually at Caffe Lena, the folk and blues venue in Saratoga Springs, New York.[1][14] St his last show on September 16, 2007, he was joined by his daughter Thomasina Winslow.[15]
In the early 21st Century, he also played regularly in Troy, New York at Washington Park,[16][17][18] and the Troy Farmer’s Market,[19][20][21] most recently on April 26, 2008.[22] Tom has been called an “Edu-tainer Par Excellence!” [23] His shows at the Troy Farmer’s Market helped earn it the “Best Farmer’s Market – Best Goods” awards from Metroland, the Capital District weekly newspaper, and his performance was lauded specifically.[24] He also shared in a “Best live regional entertainment” award.[25]
He passed away peacefully on October 23, 2010, of complications from a stroke.[1]

Discography

  • Tom Winslow (Biograph 1969), includes “Bring Them Home” (a Pete Seeger tune).[26]
  • Its the Clear Water (Biograph 1969, re-released 1992) BLP-12018[27]
  • Inner Octaves (Truth Records 1978) (TR13712)
  • Sunday Morning in Exile (compilation)
  • Tom Winslow performs “I The Living”.[28]
  • PBS documentary, ‘Til the River Runs Clear (soundtrack)[29]

With Gary Winslow[30]
With Al Polito

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