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  1. #1

    Merry Christmas! ...

    Went to hubbies' xmas(employer/FORD) party tonite and this MICHAEL WALKER guy was their for entertainment (2nd yr in row...I've got his 3 cds), anyhoot anyhow he is a blessing to OMAHA ...!!! ...read info below ok! He's got a voice even thought he's super SKINNY!!!:LOL
    Here's an interesting read: Michael's Story

    Michael's life began as a miracle. He was born in Cleveland, Oh. to a young woman of 12, on July 14th 1963. Since his birth mother was too young to care for him, he was given to the state. For the first 3 years, his care, a convent. (More than not, we believe his singing began there). His first public notes were heard while living at an orphanage named Parmadale, just outside of, Parma, Ohio.
    At 3 years of age he would crawl up stairs to the choir loft. By Dec. of that year, he performed his first solo, Little drummer boy. Age 6 was still in the choir & an altar boy. That year, Michael began making the rounds of the 'foster' homes. Between ages 6-9 Michael saw 7 foster homes, & back to Parmadale. You have to imagine, 7 different homes, 7 sets of family's, 7 schools & so on.

    First, the skipping school to be an altar boy is strange enough. Some of the foster parents didn't quite understand. So, after abuse, he would find himself back at Parmadale. Always!

    Between the ages of 9-12, The Children's Aid Society, became the reality check. Public schools began. Skating, Basketball, Sports of all kinds including, Hockey! He really enjoyed those experiences. Also, his signs of a traveling life began. Boystown, the world famous home for boys in Omaha, received Michael for 2 terms of summer school. Immediately, he joined the World Famous Boystown Choir. He was in church on Sunday, still singing.

    Through the next 8 years, Michael traveled with the choir and saw every state in the union, performed the national anthem in the biggest stadiums, and recorded 3 Christmas albums. During his time with the choir, they also sang on Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas album, appeared on Up With People, and The Osmond Family Show.

    At age 12, earning his right through the rotary program, Michael was chosen to be an honorary pledge for the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

    Upon graduating, Michael didn't perform in public for 16 years.

    At age 32, Michael received a letter from 1-800-USA-FIND. The letter delivered the shocking news that his family is alive, & wants to see him. He made arrangements to fly home to Revana, Oh. Michael met his natural birth mother for the first time.

    That Christmas, Michael gave his mother a present. A cassette tape with six songs.

    That tape led Michael to rediscover his singing career and to a succession of performances. Here is a small list of where Michael has appeared (so far...)

    Disney World
    Dick Clark's American Bandstand Restaurant chain
    Casinos
    Radio shows
    Chicago
    Las Vegas
    L. A.
    Seattle
    Indianapolis
    Philadelphia
    Bangor, ME
    Camden, NJ
    Thopson
    Portland, Maine
    New York, NY
    Presently, Michael makes his home in Omaha, NE. If you wish to see him, click on to the schedule page to find where his next "live" public performance will be.

    You won't really get it until you hear his "Velvet Voice" live. Plan on bringing your friends, sit back, grab a bottle of wine, and enjoy a fun filled, magical evening. When you really think about it, when was the last time you had a very clean, fun, night out?????

    http://www.vintagevocalist.com/index.cfm?page=events
    Between the ages of 9-12, The Children's Aid Society, became the reality check. Public schools began. Skating, Basketball, Sports of all kinds including, Hockey! He really enjoyed those experiences. Also, his signs of a traveling life began. Boystown, the world famous home for boys in Omaha, received Michael for 2 terms of summer school. Immediately, he joined the World Famous Boystown Choir. He was in church on Sunday, still singing.

    Through the next 8 years, Michael traveled with the choir and saw every state in the union, performed the national anthem in the biggest stadiums, and recorded 3 Christmas albums. During his time with the choir, they also sang on Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas album, appeared on Up With People, and The Osmond Family Show.


    ...cut a long story short...this man(Michael Walker) is an INSPIRATION TO ALL IN OMAHA...!!! (he says his CDs will be available WEDNESDAY at Borders and other (Iforgot places)...go fish/search!ok...it's worth the time/$...IMHO!)...~~~!!!

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    WHAT WRONG W/THIS PICTURE???

    WHAT WRONG W/THIS PICTURE???
    http://slate.msn.com/id/1061/
    The Murder of JonBenet Ramsey by Franklin Foer
    Posted Sunday, June 1, 1997, at 12:30 AM PT

    It's been months since the last revelations about the unsolved murder of beauty-pageant champion JonBenet Ramsey, yet the 6-year-old's death continues to provide grist for the tabloids, op-ed columnists, TV talk shows, and the 30-some Web sites that follow the case. Because information about the investigation comes in dribs and drabs, it is all too easy to lose track of where things stand.

    Initial press reports dwelt on JonBenet's career on the beauty-pageant circuit. As a contestant, the Boulder, Colo., child dressed as an adult (wearing lipstick and high heels) and performed suggestive dances. JonBenet's 40-year-old mother, Patricia (Patsy) Ramsey, a former Miss America contestant, considered her young daughter her confidante and "best friend." Patsy had undergone chemotherapy, and various press accounts accuse her of fulfilling her own beauty-pageant fantasies through JonBenet. John Ramsey, the child's 53-year-old father, heads a software-distribution company. The family lived in a 15-room home in Boulder's posh historic district.

    On the morning of Dec. 26, 1996, Patsy phoned the Boulder police in a panic about a ransom note she says she found on a staircase leading to the kitchen. The note demanded $118,000 for the return of JonBenet. Police arrived at the Ramsey home to monitor incoming phone calls, left a few hours later, and returned with a warrant to search the house for evidence of a break-in. During the police's absence, John Ramsey and a family friend searched the house themselves, and John found JonBenet's corpse in a basement storage room. According to the coroner's report, the cause of death was strangulation. JonBenet's skull was fractured, and she had been sexually assaulted (though no semen was found).

    The Boulder district attorney, who calls JonBenet's parents "the focus" of his murder investigation, has cleared John Ramsey's children by a previous marriage of suspicion. Police found no evidence of forced entry into the house; nor was the new-fallen snow outside disturbed by footprints. The only people known to have been inside the house at the time of the murder were JonBenet's parents and her 9-year-old brother.

    Investigators call the ransom note a fake, citing its "intentional" misspellings. Searching the Ramsey home, police found a legal pad on which they believe the note was written. They also found a rough draft of the note on the same pad.

    Details from the note leaked to the press indicate an intimate knowledge of the Ramsey family. The amount demanded matched John Ramsey's 1996 bonus--and the note ended with "Victory SBTC," which police say refers to the Subic Bay Training Center, the defunct U.S. Navy base in the Philippines where John Ramsey was stationed in the 1960s.

    The Ramseys hired criminal-defense lawyers to represent them four days after the murder, even though they had not been named as suspects. These lawyers advised them not to submit to formal, videotaped police interviews until the police agreed to show the Ramseys copies of the statement they had made to police the day of the murder. The police agreed to the terms, and the couple was interviewed on May 1. There was an hourlong break between John's and Patsy's interviews, which may have given them time to coordinate their stories.

    What motive would the Ramseys have to kill their daughter? The supermarket tabloids have run riot with speculation, but family friends call the Ramseys gentle and devoted parents. The Ramseys themselves have theorized in interviews that one of John's disgruntled employees might have killed JonBenet. In an ad the Ramseys published in the Boulder Sunday Camera, they accused a convicted child molester of the crime. Police acknowledge that at least 15 people (caterers, housekeepers, and contractors) had keys to the house.

    While aggressively spinning the case to the press, the police have also withheld important pieces of evidence from public view, saying that full disclosure would jeopardize the investigation. The complete autopsy report remains sealed, and the results of DNA tests performed on JonBenet's bloodstained nightgown, her hair, and the blood found underneath her fingernails also remain confidential. Police have taken five handwriting samples from Patsy Ramsey and compared them against the 2˝ page ransom note, the complete contents of which have not been made public. Police say Patsy's handwriting samples are inconclusive because her manual dexterity has been hampered by sedatives she has taken since JonBenet's death. They say that John Ramsey's samples did not match the ransom note.

    The district attorney's office, which says it is moving cautiously and waiting to amass more evidence, has established a task force that includes two veterans of the O.J. Simpson defense: law professor Barry Scheck and forensic expert Henry Lee. The district attorney predicts that an arrest will be made in the next two months. Critics say the district attorney's office has bungled the case because it has little experience with homicides: JonBenet was the college town's only murder victim in 1996. They say that the police mishandled the crime scene, allowing John Ramsey to search the house, and point out that the police let the couple leave town for several weeks prior to questioning them. (The Ramseys buried their daughter in Atlanta, then vacationed in Sea Island, Ga.) This absence, some speculate, gave the Ramseys time to work out a story to explain their innocence.

    IMHO...compelling read/info fwiw +sum(url above)...if you need to read, please do so!? :dontknow:

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    Merry Christmas to you, too, BB! I'm glad you had the opportunity to hear the singer you like so well.

    Also, thanks for the story about JB, here. It keeps her memory alive for us, as this is the time of year that we all remember her so vividly with sorrow in our hearts.

    Merry Christmas to you, too! :-)

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    IMON You're a Jewel(the BEST!);THANKS!

    Originally posted by Imon128
    Merry Christmas to you, too, BB! I'm glad you had the opportunity to hear the singer you like so well.

    Also, thanks for the story about JB, here. It keeps her memory alive for us, as this is the time of year that we all remember her so vividly with sorrow in our hearts.

    Merry Christmas to you, too! :-)
    IMON You're a Jewel(the BEST!);THANKS!.///
    hope you +yours have happy/healthy/wealthy holidays +sum!!!
    xxxooo from OMAHA, NEBRASKA where the weather is moody HEE HEE LOL!!!

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    Merry Christmas everybody!

    I know JonBenent is an angel and is looking over us. Even if her murder is not avenged on earth, I know Judgement Day is upon whoever did commit this terrible crime.

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    Merry Christmas to you, too, gretchen. That's a nice sentiment. We all who have grown to love JB, think of her at this time of year, and I really think Patsy and John are plagued with sorrow, this time of year, too.

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    MissMistyGuest
    Merry Christmas and God's peace to John and Patsy and to all the Ramsey/Paugh families. May they find comfort in knowing that JonBenét is an angel in heaven watching over them. May they never give up hope that her killer will someday be brought to justice.
    Misty

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    DITTO-DITTO; May the R's "Look in the Mirror Everyday"!

    Originally posted by MissMisty
    Merry Christmas and God's peace to John and Patsy and to all the Ramsey/Paugh families. May they find comfort in knowing that JonBenét is an angel in heaven watching over them. May they never give up hope that her killer will someday be brought to justice.
    Misty
    DITTO-DITTO; May the R's "Look in the Mirror Everyday"!... and find peace in thy mirror!!! :dontknow:

    ...
    and maybe any extra (left-over) energy can then be forwarded to the conviction of the monster who ended JonBenet's short-lived life...ya think?...me thinks so totally(no doubt!)
    "Jesus Patsy/John:where does thy energy/focus go these days?"

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    Isn't that what John/DOI said:?DITTO-DITTO; May the R's "Look in the Mirror Everyday"

    Originally posted by Blazeboy3
    DITTO-DITTO; May the R's "Look in the Mirror Everyday"!... and find peace in thy mirror!!! :dontknow:

    ...
    and maybe any extra (left-over) energy can then be forwarded to the conviction of the monster who ended JonBenet's short-lived life...ya think?...me thinks so totally(no doubt!)
    "Jesus Patsy/John:where does thy energy/focus go these days?"
    DITTO-DITTO; May the R's "Look in the Mirror Everyday"!

    ... that the killer/monster would have to "LOOK N THE MIRROR " ... everyday etc ...???...
    ...PEACE BE W/THE RAMSEYS (in Justice for JonBenet!)!...

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    Imon:You've got too much carring thoughts!!!...THANKS!

    Originally posted by Imon128
    Merry Christmas to you, too, BB! I'm glad you had the opportunity to hear the singer you like so well.

    Also, thanks for the story about JB, here. It keeps her memory alive for us, as this is the time of year that we all remember her so vividly with sorrow in our hearts.

    Merry Christmas to you, too! :-)
    DITTO "IMON~"~!:
    Merry Christmas to you/yours IMON+: IMHO you're the ELITE and you've got a heart=of=gold...too much carring(sp?)/ thoughts/posting!!! ... THANKS anyhow anyhoot!!!... IMHO I myself do appreciate your feedback/thoughts/time in what IMHO I believe to be a blessing/learning experience how-ever-ya-want- to-see/look at/it... what a blessing to recieve such!!!...FWIW IMHO!:bigthumb: :dontknow: :evil: