Sunlife Grocery and Orlando City Foundation Celebrate Addition Of Freezers to Parramore-Area Grocery Store
Jack Bradshaw's night at the "History of the Eagles" concert.
The Phile surprised Jim for this birthday!
WKMG Channel 6 anchor Gaard Swanson is leaving the CBS affiliate after 3 years of working there. Starting Monday morning, anchor Matt Austin will be replacing Swanson. Gaard was on the channel at 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm. Swanson talked to his WKMG general manager skip valet about leaving for a while and said, "I asked for a Christmas present. I wanted to be home with my children."
Nelson Mandela died on Thursday at the age of 95. According to the President Jacob Zumo he will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15th in his hometown of Quno which is in the Eastern Cap province. From Wednesday to next Friday his body will lie in the state at the state seat of the government. On this Sunday there will be a "national day of prayers and reflection" for everyone throughout the world in Pretona.
For More Information: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/06/world/africa/nelson-mandela-main/
(NEWSER) – News that a tugboat's cook had survived being trapped underwater for nearly three days came out six months ago. But it wasn't until this week that video emerged showing the dramatic moment when Harrison Okene's outstretched hands reached toward his rescue divers, and they realized to their astonishment that he was still alive. It was all thanks to a 4-foot pocket of air in the boat, which sank off the coast of Nigeria.
Especially when they’re worth more than $200,000.
Sure, Han Solo is used to having a price on his head. But now, instead of being pursued by the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunters, he’s the target of geeks hoping to get their hands on his famed blaster.
The resin-based blaster may appear crude and clumsy when compared to that more famous, elegant weapon from a more civilized age. But the prop gun used by Harrison Ford in the original “Star Wars” trilogy films “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” has been put up for auction – and the minimum asking price is $200,000.
The description reads as follows:
"This non-firing blaster was created for 'The Empire Strikes Back' and was also used in 'Return of the Jedi.' It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots. Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the Force to lasso the blaster out of Han's hand in Empire, and in Jedi when Han wrestles with a Stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels' encounter with Imperial forces on Endor."
The auction will take place on December 21 in Calabasas Hills, Calif. And we have to wonder if the gun is being put up for sale by Ford himself. After all, the auction will also include prop items used by Ford in some of his other films, including his gun from “Blade Runner,” and a rifle carried by Ford in the latest “Indiana Jones” movie.
Based on the real-life German issue Mauser C96 handgun, the modified DL-44 blaster was crafted out of resin and made to resemble the same gun used by the Solo character in the original Star Wars film, “A New Hope.”The original has since been lost or destroyed, making this the oldest known.
Still, are there any diehard Star Wars fans out there that would hand over $200,000 for a prop from a film, even one as iconic as the original trilogy? Currently, there are a few dozen people “watching” the bid but no one has made a formal offer as of yet. We know what Solo himself would say. “Never tell me the odds.”
Bruce Springsteen's manuscript of the 1975 hit "Born to Run" sold at auction today for $197,000. The manuscript was said to have been in possession of Springsteen's former manager, Mike Appel, and contains "a nearly perfect chorus."
The scribbles would make an English teacher cringe, however:
“This town’ll rip the (out your) bones from yourback / it’s a suicide trap (rap) (it’s a trap to catchthe young) your dead unless / you get out (we gotto) while your young so (come on! / with) take myhand cause tramps
/ like us baby we were born to run.”
Born to Run:
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(NEWSER) – Well, whomever Barbara Walters names as the Most Fascinating Person of 2013, it won't be the person she really wanted in the top spot. Walters intended to put Edward Snowden at No. 1 on her annual list, but ABC nixed that idea, the New York Daily News reports. Network execs did allow Snowden to remain on the list, just further down. Sadly, ABC had no problem with any of the other people who managed to make it on the list, including such luminaries as Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the Duck Dynasty cast, and the royal baby. The special airs on Dec. 18, at which time the No. 2 for No. 1 will be revealed.