Onezima Cecelia “Onie” (née Chazal) Ponder was an American supercentenarian. At the age of 112 years, 119 days, she was the 21st oldest person in the world at her death on December 31, 2010 and the oldest living person in the U.S state of Florida.
|(September 3, 1898 – December 31, 2010)|
Onezima Cecelia “Onie” (Chazal) Ponder was born in Ocala, Florida on September 3, 1898. She was born to Isabel Juliana “Nita” (Hickman) Chazal (her mother) and Louis Richard Amedee Chazal (her father) at home on the corner of Ft. King and Herbert Street (now Wenona) . At the age of two, Ponder moved into a house diagonally across the street from the house she was born in. She remembers that that new house had nine rooms and indoor plumbing, which was a big deal back then as many people still used outhouses. As a child, Ponder and her seven siblings were rarely bored. Ponder said, “we used to have a lot of fun just among ourselves; we didn’t need a bunch of folks coming over to entertain us.” According to Ponder, she had a wonderful family life as a child. Growing up, Ponder clearly remembers seeing Halley’s Comet soar through the sky, and was 13 when the Titanic sank. She remembered when automobiles first rolled into town, and lived in America during World War One. Her parents stressed doing well in school, so she was sent to boarding school in Columbia, South Carolina, when she was 14. After graduating from St. Genevieve’s boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina in 1916, Ponder went to the University of Florida to study accounting, graduating in 1922.
Onie Ponder worked all of her life, and spent much of it as a bookkeeper. During World War One, Ponder did her part by selling war bonds throughout the war. Although Ponder enjoyed working all of her life, she says that the best time she spent was with her kids. In 1920, when Ponder was 21, women were given the right to vote for the first time. Ponder voted in every election since, except for once when she was giving birth to her son Carswell. In the 2008 election, she voted for Barack Obama.
In Later years
Onie Ponder lost her sight to macular degeneration in her early 100’s. At 106, Ponder was hit by a car, and then recovered. Ponder lived in Ocala, the city in which she was born, until her death in 2010. At the age of 110, the only medication Ponder took was two pills once per day. Although blinded, Ponder was still in relatively good health. In an interview with Ponder, she said, “I just love living every day and doing the best I can.” Onie Ponder embraced living day by day, and in an interview for Growing Bolder television in 2008, she said, “I don’t dream, I believe in reality. I live one day at a time because, believe me, one day is enough.” Ponder enjoyed listening to historical audio books from the blind center. She listened to more than 200 of them. Ponder credited her longevity to her active youth, “I walked everywhere. I had to; we didn’t have any cars.”
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Tove Maës was a Danish actress of stage, television and film best known for her starring roles in the series of “Morten Korch” films, in particular The Red Horses. Maës was a three-time recipient of the Bodil Award for Best Actress, winning in 1954, 1971, and 1983 died she was , 89.
|(30 April 1921 – 31 December 2010)|
Maës was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 30 April 1921. She studied with the Danish actor Albert Luther and, in 1942, was “discovered” by Theater Director Helge Rungwald who employed Maës at the Odense Theater. Shortly thereafter, Maës played the lead in Selma Lagerlof‘s Dunungen. Maës sought an apprenticeship at the Royal Danish Theatre after appearing there in Carl Erik Soya‘s Natteherberget, but was turned down. Instead, she worked at the Riddersalen theater, performing in a series of roles.
In 1946, Maës made a critically acclaimed screen debut as Ditte Godpige in the filmatization of Martin Andersen Nexø‘s novel, Ditte Menneskebarn (Ditte, Child of Man). Her performance in the film about the hardships of a young impoverished girl received international recognition. Especially noticed was her thoroughly wholesome and pure sensualism even while bathing nude. However, film reviewers in the United States (where the movie was seen in an edited version which removed any nudity) dismissed the movie as being too melodramatic. Maës replied in a later interview that the American audience had never been confronted with poverty in such a realistic portrayal on screen. During the 1950s, Maës performed in many of light-hearted films in the role of the sweet young ingenue. She played starring roles in several family films adapted from the popular Morten Korch novels, the first of which, The Red Horses, became the biggest box-office success in Danish cinema. Maës also was able to bring a more serious side to her acting, and in 1954, she was awarded the Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of an insane girl in Sven Aage Lorentz‘s experimental film, Himlen er Blå.
Maës focused again on her stage work during the 1960s with several performances at the Århus Theatre. In 1966, she caused a public reaction when she went against her usual movie persona, playing against type in the role of a prostitute named Lucy in the black comedy Galgenhumor (Gallows Humor). She explained that she was tired of playing the nice young girl. She also began acting in a series of roles playing middle-aged mothers and wives. In 1971, Maës starred in the title role of Det er nat med Fru Knudsen (Curtains for Mrs. Knudsen). The film, directed by Henning Ørnbak and Leif Petersen, was an adaptation of Petersen’s stage play that had debuted one year earlier with Maës in the same role. Maës’ portrayal of the drunken and grotesque mother of a small-time criminal brought her the Bodil Award for Best Actress. For the 1975 comedy film Ta’ det some en mand, frue! (Take it Like a Man, Miss!) she was awarded the Mathilde Prize from the Danish Women’s Society. She again won the Bodil Award in 1982 for her performance as an overlooked but fantasy-filled retiree in Erik Clausen‘s drama Felix.
Maës is noted for a number of supporting roles on television series including the sister, Jette on Rundt om Selma, the mother in the adaptation of Pirandello‘s Six Characters in Search of an Author, the subdued Lilly Lund on Matador, and Mrs. Zachariasen on the TV mini-series The Kingdom.
Maës married Danish actor, writer and director Carl Ottosen in 1942. They were subsequently divorced and Maës married a second time to press photographer Jesper Gottschalck.
She died in her home on 31 December 2010 at age 89. 
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Shi Tiesheng (史铁生) was a Chinese novelist, known for his story which was the basis of the film Life on a String died from a cerebral hemorrhage he was , 59.. The China Daily stated regarding his essay about the park near where he lived, “Many critics have considered I and the Temple of Earth (zh:我与地坛) as one of the best Chinese prose essays of the 20th century.”
(1951- December 31, 2010)
Shi was born in Beijing, and graduated from Tsinghua University High School. In 1969 he was a zhiqing, or urban youth sent to a rural area of Shaanxi as part of the Down to the Countryside Movement of the Cultural Revolution. There he was paralyzed in an accident at the age of 21, and was sent back to Beijing.
Shi was published for the first time in 1979. His 1983 short story “Wo de yaoyuan de quingping wan” (“My Faraway Clear Peace River”) won the National Excellent Short Story Prize. The story is about a zhiquing and an old man of the village, and takes the view that the peasants suffer more over the long term than the urban youth sent from the city. A sequel, “A Story of Rustication” (“Chadui de gushi”) was published in 1986.
In 1980 director Tian Zhuangzhuang based a short film called Our Corner on a story by Shi; it was the first film by a filmmaker of China’s Fifth Generation Cinema.
Shi’s 1985 novella “Like a Banjo String” (命若琴弦) about a pair of blind musicians, was the basis of the 1991 film Life on a String directed by Chen Kaige.
His collections of short stories include My Faraway Clear Peace River (Wo de yaoyuan de qingping wan) (1985) and Sunday (Libairi) (1988).
A collection of English-language translations of his short stories was published in 1991 as Strings of Life.
In 1996 his novel Notes on Principles (务虚笔记) was published. In selecting it as a notable work of Chinese literature since 1949 which could qualify as an overlooked classic, Professor Shelley W. Chan of Wittenberg University said Notes on Principles was similar to but better than Soul Mountain by Nobel Prize-winner Gao Xingjian.
In 1998 his kidneys began to fail and he subsequently required dialysis three times weekly.
He received the Lao She Literature Prize for Fragments Written at the Hiatuses of Sickness (病隙碎笔)(2002).
In 2006 he published My Sojourn in Ding Yi (我的丁一之旅), about an immortal spirit that inhabits the bodies of a succession of people, including Adam, Shi Tiesheng himself, and the book’s hero, Ding Yi.
On the morning of December 31, 2010, Shi died of cerebral hemorrhage.
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John P. Wheeler III, American presidential aide, first chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. died his (body was found on this date) he was , 66
John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III was a chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, senior planner for Amtrak (1971–1972), held various positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission (1978–1986), chief executive and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, consultant to the Mitre Corporation (2009–death), member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a presidential aide to the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations, and also held numerous other positions in the US military, the US government, and with US corporations died his (body was found on this date) he was , 66.
|(December 14, 1944 – c. December 30, 2010)|
John Parsons Wheeler III descended from a family of military professionals which included Joseph Wheeler, who had served as a general both in the Confederate Army, and later with the United States Army. Wheeler III was born in Laredo, Texas, where his mother was staying with her mother while his father was in Europe. Five days after the delivery, the family received a telegram that his father was missing in action in the Battle of the Bulge. His father was later found to be alive.
Wheeler was a member of the United States Military Academy class of 1966 which lost 10 percent of its members in the Vietnam War.
After graduating from West Point, he was a fire control platoon leader at a MIM-14 Nike-Hercules base at Franklin Lakes, New Jersey from 1966 to 1967. From 1967 to 1969 he was a graduate student at Harvard Business School spending the summer of 1968 as a systems analyst for Office of Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC. From 1969 to 1970 he served in a non-combat position at Long Binh in Vietnam. From 1970 to 1971 he served on the General Staff at The Pentagon
Wheeler’s West Point and laters years are featured prominently in Rick Atkinson‘s book, “The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point’s Class of 1966.”
After leaving the military he was a senior planner for Amtrak in 1971 and 1972. From 1972 to 1975 he attended law school at Yale University becoming a clerk for George E. MacKinnon in 1975–76 and an associate for Shea & Gardner in 1976–78. From 1978 to 1986 he was Assistant General Counsel, Special Counsel to Chairman, and Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
From 1979 to 1989 he was chairman of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which opened in 1982. He had supported the controversial Maya Lin design and ran afoul of Ross Perot and Jim Webb who tried to oust him after they disagreed with the stark design. Wheeler worked to address their issues by adding The Three Soldiers sculpture by Frederick Hart to the memorial.
In 1983, Carlton Sherwood ran a four part series on WDMV-TV (now WUSA) “Vietnam Memorial: A Broken Promise?” which focused on Wheeler’s handling of the Memorial Fund saying that most of the $9 million raised for the memorial was not accounted for. In the piece, Sherwood cast aspersions on Wheeler’s career questioning his decision not go directly to Vietnam out of West Point and noting he had been disciplined shortly after arriving in Vietnam in 1969 for “misappropriation” of government property. A General Accounting Office audit spurred by the television report cleared Wheeler. WMDV made an on-air apology and donated $50,000 to the memorial.
In 1985, he published the memoir Touched With Fire: The Future of the Vietnam Generation, a book about the post-war experiences of Vietnam soldiers and anti-war protesters.
In 1988–89, Wheeler worked with George H.W. Bush to establish the Earth Conservation Corps. From 1997 to 2001, he was President and CEO, Deafness Research Foundation. He was consultant to acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from 2001 to 2005, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to 2009, he was Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Energy. From 1983 to 1987, he was Chairman and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and from 1993 until his death, he was the founding CEO of Vietnam Children’s Fund.
Wheeler was allegedly seen on December 28, 2010, exiting an Amtrak train, and later, on the afternoon of December 30, 2010, at 10th and Orange streets in Wilmington. On December 31, his body was seen by a landfill worker falling onto a trash heap in the Cherry Island Landfill. Police ruled his death a homicide and claimed that “all the stops made Friday (December 31) by the garbage truck before it arrived at the landfill involved large commercial disposal bins in Newark (Delaware), several miles from Wheeler’s home.”
Wheeler’s neighbor of seven months, Ron Roark, said that he had met Wheeler only once and rarely saw him. Roark claimed that, in the days prior to Wheeler’s death, he (Roark) and his family heard, from outside the Wheeler residence, a loud television within the home that was constantly on, though no one appeared to be home.
According to the Washington Post, Wheeler was sighted on December 29 at the New Castle County courthouse parking garage, disoriented and wearing only one shoe, as the other was ripped. Wheeler, attempting to gain access to the parking garage on foot, claimed that he wanted to warm up before paying a parking fee. (Police later determined that his car was not actually in the parking garage, but rather at a train station.) Wheeler explained to the parking garage attendant that his briefcase had been stolen and repeatedly denied being intoxicated. It is also claimed that, on December 29, Wheeler asked a pharmacist for a ride to Wilmington and “looked upset.” The pharmacist offered to call a cab for Wheeler, at which point Wheeler left the store.
On December 30, Wheeler was sighted wandering various office buildings, including Mitre and DuPont locations, where he refused offers of assistance from several individuals. On January 28, 2011, the Delaware state medical examiner‘s office reported Wheeler’s cause of death as assault and “blunt force trauma” without elaboration.
Wheeler’s body will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors in April 2011.
- Wheeler, John (January 1982). “Theological Reflections upon the Vietnam War”. Anglican Theological Review 64 (1): 1–14.
- Wheeler, John (1984). Touched with Fire: The Future of the Vietnam Generation. New York: Watts. ISBN 053109832X. OCLC 10207966.
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Paul Calle was an American artist who was best known for the designs he created for postage stamps, including 40 that were released by the United States Postal Service, and others for stamps issued by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Sweden and the United Nations. The sole artist hired by NASA to cover the Apollo 11 astronauts up close, Calle designed the 10-cent stamp that commemorated the first manned moon landing; it depicted an astronaut stepping onto the moon from the lunar module, with the Earth visible over the moon’s horizon.
( March 3, 1928 – December 30, 2010)
Calle was born on March 3, 1928, in the Manhattan borough of New York City and earned his undergraduate degree from Pratt Institute. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, doing illustration work. Returning to the United States, Calle’s early career included designing magazine covers for The Saturday Evening Post as well as for a series of science fiction publications.
In 1962, Calle was among the first group selected to participate in the NASA Art Program. Calle contributed a pair of complementary five-cent stamps issued in 1967 as part of the Accomplishments in Space Commemorative Issue, with the right stamp showing the Gemini 4 space capsule with the Earth’s horizon as a backdrop, while the left stamp showed astronaut Ed White making the first American spacewalk. His best-known stamp was designed to mark the first manned moon landing and was issued in September 1969, showing an astronaut stepping out onto the surface of the moon. The Apollo 11 crew carried with them a die proof of Calle’s moon-landing stamp, which was hand canceled by the astronauts while on the mission. Calle had been given exclusive access to be with the astronauts on July 16, 1969, while they made their final preparations for the Apollo 11 mission. The sketches he made based on his experiences that day have been displayed at the National Air and Space Museum and at the National Gallery of Art. Together with his son Chris, Calle returned to the subject of space exploration with a pair of stamps issued in 1994 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first manned moon landing.
Calle produced dozens of postage stamp designs, featuring such individuals as Douglas MacArthur and Robert Frost. He also produced Western-themed artworks that have been shown at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, as well as a 1981 stamp honoring Frederic Remington. His depictions of the American West have been included in the collections of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
After doctors discovered that his melanoma had metastasized, he was placed on intravenous Ipilimumab, an experimental treatment being tested by Bristol-Myers Squibb that is meant to improve the response by the immune system to fight cancer. An initial course of treatment with the test drug combined with chemotherapy left no trace of the cancer in his body. A resident of Stamford, Connecticut, Calle died there at the age of 82 on December 30, 2010, of melanoma. He was survived by a daughter, two sons and six grandchildren. His wife Olga died in 2003; they had been married for more than 50 years.
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Who is Kevin Wesley Love? The professional basketball world knows hims as Kevin Love, he is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Love is one of the top rebounders in the NBA, and he is also known for his outlet passing, which led to comparisons to Wes Unseld. A top ranked prospect out of Lake Oswego High School in Oregon, Love played one season of college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and led the team to a Final Four appearance in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Love was named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and consensus First Team All-American following the season.
Love chose not to complete his three remaining years of college eligibility and entered the 2008 NBA Draft. He was taken fifth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies, and was traded to the Timberwolves on draft night for the third overall selection, O. J. Mayo, in an eight-player deal.
Love was a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Love was born September 7, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, he was the second of three children of Karen and former NBA forward Stan Love. A year later, Love’s family moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon. Growing up, Stan passed on his interest in basketball by showing Love tapes of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. In addition, Love studied tapes of all-time great passing centers in Wes Unseld and Bill Walton, along with instructional tapes from Hall of Famers such as Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan. For hand and wrist strength, Stan would push Love to do fingertip push-ups as well as other upper body exercises.
High school career
Love had a successful high school career with the Lake Oswego Lakers. In his sophomore year, Love averaged 25.3 ppg, 15.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, and led the Lakers to the 2005 Oregon state high school basketball championship game, where they lost to Jesuit High School 57–53. That summer, Love was the center of controversy when Nike removed him from its Portland Elite Legends AAU team because he had chosen to participate in the Reebok ABCD Camp against other top recruits. Love went on to play for the Southern California All-Stars, where the team compiled an unprecedented 46–0 record as he garnered three MVP awards.
In 2006, Love averaged 28.0 ppg, 16.1 rpg, and dished out 3.5 apg as the Lakers returned to the Oregon state championship game. With Love’s 24 points and 9 rebounds, the Lakers defeated South Medford and fellow star recruit Kyle Singler, 59-57. In Love’s final year at Lake Oswego, he put up 33.9 ppg, 17.0 rpg, and 4.0 apg as the team finished 26-2. Earlier that year, in a game against Rex Putnam High School, Love shattered the backboard on a breakaway dunk. Love and Singler met again for the 2007 championship, this time however, Singler and South Medford defeated Lake Oswego 58–54, overcoming Love’s 37 points and 15 rebounds. After the season, Love was named the 2007 Men’s Basketball Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Love finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Oregon boys’ basketball history with 2,628 points. The previous record had stood for 50 years. The Lakers went 92-21 in four seasons with Love, and made three straight state championship games, winning once.
Love was ranked as one of the top players in the nation from the class of 2007. In July 2006, Love verbally committed to play college basketball for coach Ben Howland at UCLA. He had also considered playing for University of North Carolina. Love, who had worn number 42 for a majority of his basketball career, received permission from Walt Hazzard to wear the same number with UCLA, even though the school had retired the number for Hazzard in 1996. Since arriving at UCLA, Love had also regularly sought out retired Bruins legends Bill Walton and the late John Wooden for advice.
Love’s decision to play for the Bruins brought animosity from fans of the University of Oregon, his father’s alma mater, where it was expected he would play. Prior to a game at Oregon, Ducks fans obtained Love’s cell phone number and left obscene messages as well as death threats; the fans also subjected Love’s family to obscenities and threw garbage at them during the game. This event, along with similar events directed at other players, has prompted a discussion of whether abuse by college basketball fans is becoming too extreme. Love finished game with 26 points and 18 rebounds in a 80-75 win.
In the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Bruins defeated the USC Trojans, featuring O. J. Mayo, in the semi-finals. Both Mayo and Love were nominated to the All Pac-10 tournament team. Later, Love guided UCLA to the regular season Pac-10 conference championship, the conference tournament championship, and a #1 seed in the 2008 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Love helped the Bruins to the Final Four of the tournament, where they lost to the Memphis Tigers. At the end of the 2007–08 regular season, Love was named first-team All-American, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and Pac-10 Player of the Year. He led the Bruins with 17.5 ppg, 10.6 rpg, and 23 double-doubles.
2008 NBA Draft
In a press conference on April 17, 2008, Love announced his intention to leave UCLA to enter the 2008 NBA Draft. He was taken fifth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies, right after his teammate at UCLA, Russell Westbrook. Following the draft, Love was traded along with Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, and Jason Collins to the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the third overall pick O. J. Mayo, Antoine Walker, Marko Jaric, and Greg Buckner going to the Grizzlies.
Love went on to play in the 2008 NBA Summer League and led all players in rebounding. In his NBA debut on October 30, Love came off the bench to contribute 12 points and nine rebounds in a 98-96 win over the Sacramento Kings. The Timberwolves struggled early on losing 15 of their first 19 games, prompting the dismissal of head coach Randy Wittman. Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale, a Hall of Famer who acquired Love in the trade, took over as head coach and they developed a close relationship. Under McHale, the Timberwolves improved their play in January by going 10-4, with Love averaging a double-double. Love was not selected to the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge, to the surprise of his teammates and coaches. After team’s leading scorer Al Jefferson was sidelined for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in February, Love’s minutes increased, and he was named NBA Rookie of the Month for March.
Love finished the season ninth in the league in rebounding, first among rookies, and ranked third in total offensive rebounds. Love also led all first-years with 29 double-doubles, the most by a Timberwolves rookie in franchise history. He also ranked first in the league in offensive rebound percentage, becoming the first rookie to lead the league since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984–85. Love was also second in the NBA in total rebound percentage. He was named to the 2009 NBA All-Rookie Second Team and finished sixth in Rookie of the Year voting.
In the off-season, Love was invited to participate in the USA National Team mini-camp that was conducted from July 22–25 in Las Vegas. Love also generated attention from his Twitter account when he broke the story that Kevin McHale wasn’t returning to coach the Timberwolves for the 2009-2010 season.
Love began the season on the injured list when in a pre-season game on October 16, 2009 against the Chicago Bulls, he broke the fourth metacarpal in his left hand by banging it against the elbow of teammate Oleksiy Pecherov. Following surgery, Love missed the first 18 games of the season. He returned against the New Orleans Hornets on December 4, 2009, and made immediate impact for the Timberwolves, who were struggling out of the gate with a 2-16 record.
Kevin Love was selected to play in NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge, and collected 12 points and 6 rebounds in the game. He finished the season ranked as the NBA’s best rebounder per 48 minutes (18.4), besting Dwight Howard (18.3) and Marcus Camby (18.1).
The Timberwolves’ trade of Jefferson before the season was expected to open more playing time for Love. However, he averaged 28 minutes through the first nine games, exceeding 30 minutes only twice. Chris Mannix of SI.com wrote that many speculated there was a rift between Coach Kurt Rambis and Love. In a home game against the New York Knicks on November 12, 2010, Love became the 19th player to record a “30–30″—30 points and 30 rebounds in a single game—when he had 31 points along with a career-high 31 rebounds. His 31 rebounds set a Timberwolves franchise record and were also the most by a player in an NBA game since Charles Barkley grabbed 33 in a game in 1996. Love became the first player to record a 30–30 game since Moses Malone in 1982. On February 4, 2011, Love was selected by Commissioner David Stern to his first NBA All-Star Game as a replacement for the injured Yao Ming. He was previously not selected as an All-Star reserves by coaches while averaging 21.4 points, a league-best 15.5 rebounds, shooting 43.9 percent from 3-point range, and having 34 straight double-doubles for the 11–37 Timberwolves. On February 8, Love set a team record (previously held by Kevin Garnett) with his 38th consecutive double-double after scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 112-108 win over the Houston Rockets.
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Love’s uncle, Mike, is a singer in The Beach Boys and brother of Love’s father, Stan. Mike and Stan’s cousins include The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson. Love’s aunt, Kathleen McCartney, was an accomplished triathlete. Love has an older brother, Collin, and a younger sister, Emily.
Love’s middle name, Wesley, is in honor of Wes Unseld, the former Washington Bullets center and the Loves’ family friend.
Love was one of the featured stars in the film Gunnin’ for That No. 1 Spot, produced and directed by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.Love was also picked to be on the front cover for the video game NCAA Basketball 09.
Love made a brief appearance as himself on the last episode of Season 7 of Entourage on HBO.
Love appeared as himself on the Disney Channel show The Suite Life on Deck during the season 3 episode Twister: Part 1 along with Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.
- List of National Basketball Association players with most rebounds in a game
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(20 November 1911 – 30 December 2010)
Did you know that in 2001, Wood-Allen ran for the last time in the London Marathon before walking it once more in 2002 at the age of 90?
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|(12 December 1940 – 30 December 2010)|
Born in Dallas, Texas in 1940, he was educated at the University of Texas, where he founded the poetry quarterly Quagga – which published the work of Richard Wilbur, e.e. cummings, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Robert Creeley, among others – and at Trinity College, Dublin, where he founded The Dubliner, a literary magazine, and edited the anthology, New Poets of Ireland. While at Trinity his own poems were widely published and earned an invitation from T.S. Eliot to visit him in London.
Editor and Publisher
Carroll moved to London in 1964 and after a brief spell as a literary agent, during which he met Quentin Crisp and worked closely with him in producing The Naked Civil Servant, he set up his own publishing house in 1966. The firm’s first two books, The Liverpool Scene, which introduced the ‘Liverpool poets‘, and The Wife of Martin Guerre, made an immediate impact. By the end of the company’s first year, its list of authors included Robert Bly, Brigid Brophy, Dick Clement and Ian LaFrenais, James Dickey, Adrian Henri, Michael Levey, Edward Lucie-Smith, Roger McGough, Charles Osborne, Brian Patten and Ralph Steadman. The London Evening Standard declared Carroll to be, at 26, ‘one of the British publishing world’s most important and successful figures.’
 Columnist and Humourist
After a disagreement over editorial policy with his firm’s German backer, he left publishing in 1968 to become a columnist, producing four national newspaper and magazine columns in addition to his own newsletter, The Fifth Column. In 1972 he returned to the US, living first in Los Angeles and then in New York, where he continued his columns for the London Evening News and Books and Bookmen. Over the next few years he also conducted a series of highly-acclaimed interviews (with Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Kenneth Tynan, Malcolm Muggeridge, Henry Moore et al.) for the Xerox Education Group which were collected in a book, The Donald Carroll Interviews. In addition he wrote several humorous books, including Doing It with Style, in which he revived his collaboration with Quentin Crisp.
In 1984 he returned briefly to England, before moving to Greece and then settling in Turkey, where he built a house at the tip of the Bodrum peninsula. Here he wrote the first of his travel books, the award-winning Insider’s Guide to Turkey, as well as numerous articles for publications in England and America. It was also here that he became fascinated with the excavations at Ephesus, an interest that led eventually to his book Mary’s House, which established his reputation as the world’s leading expert on the history and discovery of the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus.
Since 1997 he lived in southwest France and died there on the 30th December, 2010.
- New Poets of Ireland (1963) Editor
- Art of the Romantic Era by Marcel Brion (1966) Translator
- The Donald Carroll Interviews (1973) ISBN 0-900735-15-5
- Four’s Company (1973) interviews; ISBN 0-900735-17-1
- Movements in Modern Art (1973) with Edward Lucie-Smith ISBN 0-8180-0122-4
- Dear Sir, Drop Dead!: Hate mail through the ages (1979) Editor ISBN 0-02-040360-7
- Why Didn’t I Say That?: The art of verbal self-defence (1980) ISBN 0-531-09923-7
- Doing It with Style (1981) with Quentin Crisp ISBN 0-531-09852-4
- The Best Excuse (1983) ISBN 0-698-11219-9
- The Insider’s Guide to Turkey (1990) ISBN 0-86190-283-1
- The Insider’s Guide to Florida (1991) ISBN 0-962-7031-60-7
- The Insider’s Guide to Eastern Canada (1993) ISBN 0-86190-395-1
- The Insider’s Guide to Western Canada (1994) ISBN 0-86190-396-X
- Resident Alien: The New York diaries of Quentin Crisp (1996) Editor ISBN 0-00-225649-9
- Mary’s House: The extraordinary story behind the discovery of the house where the Virgin Mary lived and died (2000) ISBN 0-9538188-0-2
- Surprised by France (2005) ISBN 1-901130-44-4
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Sir Ellis Clarke, Trinidadian politician, Governor-General (1972–1976) and President (1976–1987) died he was , 93,
Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke, TC, GCMG  was the second and last Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago and the first President of Trinidad and Tobago died he was , 93. Clarke was one of the main architects of Trinidad and Tobago’s 1962 Independence constitution.
(28 December 1917 – 30 December 2010)
Clarke attended Saint Mary’s College, winning an Island Scholarship in Mathematics in 1938. Ellis Clarke attended University College London of the University of London where he received a Bachelor of Law degree and was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn. He returned to Port of Spain in 1941, taking up private practice there.
He served as Solicitor-General from 1954–1956, Deputy Colonial Secretary 1956–1957, and Attorney General 1957–1962. After Independence in 1962 he served as Ambassador to the United States, Canada and Mexico, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
In 1972 he succeeded Sir Solomon Hochoy as Governor General. When Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic in 1976, Clarke was unanimously elected the country’s first President by the presidential electoral college, which comprised the elected members of both Houses of Parliament. He was re-elected by the PNM-controlled electoral college and completed his second term in 1987. Disagreements with the new National Alliance for Reconstruction government resulted in Clarke’s decision not to seek a third term. He was succeeded by Noor Hassanali.
Ellis Clarke was invested as a Companion of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in 1960 and was awarded a knighthood as a Knight Grand Cross of that Order in 1972. Although he ceased to use the title Sir after the country became a republic, after retirement from the presidency he re-adopted his title and was generally referred to as ‘Former President, Sir Ellis Clarke’ or Sir Ellis.
He was married to Lady Ermyntrude Clarke (1921–2002) for almost fifty years. They had three children: Peter Clarke (married to Suzanne Traboulay, a former beauty queen), Margaret-Ann (married to Gordon Fisken of Edinburgh, Scotland) and Richard (who died as a young child). Sir Ellis also has four grandsons: John Peter, Michael, Alexander and David, and one granddaughter, Katrina.
Ellis Clarke was one of six experts worldwide asked to submit reports to Australia‘s Republic Advisory Committee in 1993 detailing his country’s experience in moving from a constitutional monarchy to a republic.
On 24 November 2010, Clarke suffered a massive stroke. He died on 30 December 2010, two days after his 93rd birthday.
Sir Solomon Hochoy
|Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago
|President of Trinidad and Tobago
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|(October 6, 1949 – December 30, 2010)|
Farrell was born and raised on the island of Aruba in the Lesser Antilles, where he lived until the age of 15. After finishing school he worked as a sailor for 2 years, travelling across the oceans before settling in Norway. From Norway, he went to the Netherlands, where he got some work as a DJ in the Netherlands before getting better opportunities in Germany.
Years with Boney M.
In Germany, he worked mostly as a DJ until producer Frank Farian spotted him for his new Boney M. group. He became the sole male singer in the group, although Farian later revealed that Bobby made almost no vocal contributions to the group’s records, with Farian himself performing the male parts on the songs in the studio. Liz Mitchell claimed that only she and Farian had sung on the hit recordings. Farrell did, however, perform live in some of the various incarnations of ‘Boney M’, including the main 1970s incarnation.
He also appeared as a dancer in late 2005 in the Roger Sanchez video clip of Turn on the Music.
Later years and death
Farrell lived for many years in Amsterdam, in the neighbourhood of Gaasperdam in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
He died on the morning of December 30, 2010, in a hotel in Saint Petersburg, due to heart failure. His agent John Seine said Farrell was complaining of breathing problems after performing with his band the evening before. Farrell’s body was reportedly discovered by hotel staff after he failed to respond to a wake-up call.
- 1982: Polizei / A Fool In Love
- 1985: King Of Dancing / I See You
- 1987: Hoppa Hoppa / Hoppa Hoppa (Instrumental)
- 1991: Tribute To Josephine Baker
- 2004: Aruban Style (Mixes) S-Cream Featuring Bobby Farrell
- 2006: The Bump EP
Bobby Farrell’s Boney M. / Boney M. Featuring Bobby Farrell / Bobby Farrell Featuring Sandy Chambers
- 2000: The Best Of Boney M. (DVMore)
- 2001: Boney M. – I Successi (DVMore)
- 2001: The Best Of Boney M. (II) (compilation)
- 2001: The Best Of Boney M. (III) (compilation)
- 2005: Boney M. – Remix 2005 (featuring Sandy Chambers) (compilation) (Crisler)
- 2007: Boney M. – Disco Collection (compilation)
Please note: all of these releases contain re-recordings of Boney M.’s hits – not the original versions.
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The Moment of truth is coming is coming for Miami Heat, they are beating teams ass in the first half and then loosing the game in the second half. All fingers are point at Lebron saying why is he not taking charge of the game. What??? Lets look at the roster of the big boy teams Boston, Even though you have Pierce. Rondo, Garnet, and Allen, their is scoring across the board. La Lakers and San Antonio, Chicago and Dallas Maverick all have the same system where they have equal scoring. Miami main scoring is in 3 areas Bosh, James and Wade after that you said who scored. I watch the game and the Miami Heat support players are not playing the game, they are watching the game while they are playing!!!
As much as I want to say the Heat are ready to win a championship, they are not! I think that the smartest thing that the heat could do is fire coach! Reality has to set in, hey he does a good job but he sometimes get lost in the game. Does he have a plan to win??? No one knows and it shows on the court every day that they play someone with a winning record….
Unfortunately chemistry is still the key and I think that the same would have happened if Magic and Bird and Joe Dumar where all on the same team. You have to ask who is going to take the shot. Same problem different era. James want to be the MAN, but hey whats wrong with Wade being the MAN? Who care who is the MAN! The only thing that I care is that they win!
Greatness will come with the win of a championship, although if they don’t get it together they will be destined for Bust. A smart man knows his mistakes and when to regroup. Miami you still nee a hustling forward or a beast in the middle, of course if they could get that Kevin Love added to the group then you have a BEAST in the EAST!!!!
That would officially be a winning team!
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