Archive for February 2009

Funeral Funds Come Up Short In Illinois

February 28, 2009

Thousands of Illinois families thought they were safe in pre-paying for their funerals, but the trusts that those funds were held in have lost much of their value and now there doesn’t appear to be enough money left to pay for the funerals. Now what?

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Former Bulls Player Norm Van Lier Found Dead

February 26, 2009


Former Chicago Bulls player Norm Van Lier was found dead in his West Loop apartment today after not showing up for work. He was a commentator for Comcast Sports Network and provided post-game commentary for the games.

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February 25, 2009

I just watched Tiger Woods win his first match at the Accenture Match Play Championship.  Then I learned about the new Nike commercial that welcomes him back.  You have to check it out.  How appropriate. CLICK HERE to see the commercial.

DeaconDavid – ‘Madea’ Tops Weekend Box Office

February 24, 2009

Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail” reigned at the weekend box office, opening with $41.1 million. The total gross of the weekend’s top 12 films was $119.8 million, an increase of 33% over the same weekend last year.

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Heath Ledger Wins The Oscar For Best Supporting Actor

February 22, 2009


Back when The Dark Knight was released I predicted that this movie would win several Oscars, but to my surprise it was not nominated for best picture.  However, Heath Ledger was nominated for his outstanding performance as the Joker.  As we all know, Heath died unexpectedly shortly after The Dark Knight was finished so there were more than a few people that predicted that he would be posthumously honored with an Oscar for his final role.   Tonight that prediction came true and I’m glad that it did.  Heath’s performance in The Dark Knight really made the movie memorable.  Congratulations!

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Online dating: The technology behind the attraction

February 14, 2009

When Joe wanted to find love, he turned to science. Rather than hang out in bars or hope that random dates worked out, the 34-year-old aerospace engineer signed up for, an online dating service that uses detailed profiles, proprietary matching algorithms and a tightly controlled communications process to help people find their perfect

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Warren’s ‘Purpose Driven’ magazine in stores

February 5, 2009


A quarterly magazine by Rick Warren, who is the author of the book The Purpose Driven Life was recently released by The Reader’s Digest Association. The magazine is titled Purpose Driven Connection.

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Kurt Warner, the Family Guy, Can Cement Legacy

February 1, 2009


For the Cardinals
’ quarterback, a win on Sunday night could cap a career of dreams come true.

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