Monthly Archives: November 2007

STEALING FROM THE CHILDREN IN HOUSTON!

A $10,000 REWARD IS BEING OFFERED FOR THE CROOKS!




It is a problem that has plagued Houston as of late. Copper thefts all over the city. This time thieves hit Atherton Elementary School. They stole two air conditioning systems from the school. The principal says the system provide air for the office area and clinic where children are seen by the school nurse. It also affects the schools cafeteria – an area Principal Dr. Albert Lemon says must remain at a constant temperature. Lemon says he’s very disappointed thieves would steal from the children. Mayor Bill White and Crime Stoppers are offering a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest of the suspects. Meanwhile, Dr. Lemon says the district plans to replace the two missing units as soon as possible!

INSITE PICTURE OF THE WEEK!


MEET FOX 26 REPORTER JOHN DONNELLY…HE WASN’T ACTUALLY ARRESTED JUST POSING IN HIS OWN ODD WAY FOR THE INSITE!

RAPPER ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT WITH DRUGS ON THEIR TOUR BUS – ARE YOU SURPRISED?

THE CASH MONEY CREW BEHIND BARS AS OF TUESDAY NIGHT!

Rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams was among 16 people charged with possession of marijuana Tuesday after the RV they were riding in was pulled over by police for making an improper lane change.

Kingsport Police Cpl. Tim Horne said he stopped the vehicle after seeing it force a tractor trailer into the emergency lane on Interstate 81.

Horne said he could smell marijuana from inside the rented RV and located about a pound of marijuana in a trash can in the kitchenette after obtaining consent to search the vehicle.

Williams, 38, his wife Brittany, 18, and his brother, Ronald Williams, 43, were each charged with possession of more than 1/2 ounce of marijuana as were 13 others, several of whom are also affiliated with the rap industry and Cash Money Records, which was founded by Bryan and Ronald Williams.

Among those arrested were road manager Shahid Muhammad, 40, Cash Money Records promoter Casey Collins, 42, and music promoter Ovide Antoine, 32, of Miami, Fla.

All 16 remained jailed late Tuesday night. It was not known if any of them had an attorney.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is assisting in the investigation because an assault rifle, a handgun and a magazine for a .45-caliber handgun were found on the RV, Horne said. No weapons charges have been filed.

The group said they were traveling from New Orleans to New York for a BET network shoot, Horne said.

Hits featuring Birdman include “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” and “Army Gunz.”

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE HERE ON THE INSITE FOR THE NEXT MAYOR OF HOUSTON!

WHO SHOULD BE NEXT TO SIT IN THE BIG SEAT?

The poll is just to the left of the site under the Insite profile. Vote for the person you think could be the next viable Mayor of Houston. Every vote counts!

THOUSANDS OF DEAD PEOPLE ON TEXAS VOTING ROLLS!

POSSIBLE FELONS AND ILLEGALS ALSO MAY BE VOTING IN THE STATE!

A new state audit at the Secretary of State’s offfice indicates more than 23,000 people who were dead are listed on the voter rolls. There were also over 23,000 felons listed to vote who were still on probation or parole. The audit also details some 2300 voters who were registered in more than one area. Moreover, there were individuals on the polls the state couldn’t determine if they were legal residents of the United States. Do these numbers bother you? The Insite would love to hear your opinion on this matter. A video report with reaction from Texans and State Representative Sylvester Turner are linked below!

Insite Video Report Link – Shot by Torrey ‘T-Dub’ Walker: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5057953&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1

HOUSTON BASED CONDOMS FINDING THEIR WAY ALL THROUGH THE COUNTRY!

IT’S THE LATEST J. PRINCE VENTURE!




Houston rap mogul James Prince’s latest venture just got a major boost. His condom line called Strapped has just been picked up by 100 additional stores around the country. It also appears Strapped has a lot of celebrity endorsements with people like Jamie Foxx to Roy Jones Jr. and even Bernard Hopkins. The Insite recently received these pictures so where else would I share them but with you guys. You can thank me later!

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS AT CITY HALL!

DECORATIONS, LIGHTS AND A VERY TALL TREE!





The Insite spotted the all illusive city hall workers decorating the headquarters to city operations Tuesday afternoon downtown. They installed a 50 footer type Christmas (or Family) tree at city hall. About two weeks ago the Insite was able to spot some workers installing thousands of lights on the trees around the building. Here are the pics I was able to snap from the very cooperative workers on Bagby Street!

TO SHAVE OR NOT TO SHAVE – SHOULD THEY BE MADE TO CUT OFF THEIR FACIAL HAIR?




Some African American police officers filed a federal lawsuit against the Houston Police Department Tuesday in federal court. They claim they’re the victims of discrimination by the department because they have to shave their beards and suffer the consequences. The officers say they have Pseudofolliculitis Barbae. It’s a condition that leaves severe and painful razor bumps after shaving on some African American males. The cops began their fight back in 2005. Just recently they were given a right to sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But HPD maintains the officers must shave their beards because they wouldn’t be able to wear their gas masks in case of an emergency. As a result officers who don’t shave must either have a letter from their personal physician every 30 days or they won’t be able to wear their uniforms on the job or for extra duty work. John Cannon with HPD says the department has formed a committee to revisit the issue. He says currently if an officer goes 90 days with a note from his physician and still can’t shave then a city doctor will be called in to examine the situation. But Cannon says the department is not commenting on a lawsuit they haven’t yet received or been served. Do you think the officers should be allowed to wear their beards or cut them and move on?

Those pictured top photo: Sgt. Shelby Steward, Officer Kenneth Perkins, Delloyd Parker (SHAPE Center), and attorney Warren Fitzgerald.

Detailed Information on the condition: Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) is a common condition of the beard area occurring in up to 60% African American men and other people with curly hair. The problem results when highly curved hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation and a foreign body reaction. Over time, this can cause keloidal scarring which looks like hard bumps of the beard area and neck. Shaving sharpens the ends of the hairs like a spear. The hairs then curve back into the skin causing pseudofolliculitis barbae.

A 100% effective treatment is to let the beard grow. Once the hairs get to be a certain length they will not grow back into the skin.

A NOTE FROM CECILIA SINCLAIR – AND WHAT SHE’S BEEN DOING!

IN ADDITION TO HER KIDS – SHE’S ALSO MAKING AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO FOR CHILDREN – IN SPANISH!

Cecilia Sinclair has been one of the favorite searches for Insite readers. So I asked her to drop us a line. She agreed to let us know what’s going on in her life since leaving FOX 26. Here’s the note:

Hey Isiah –

I sure miss you and the rest of the FOX family. But, I am having a blast! I don’t know if you know this, but I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley…which is about 300 miles south of here on the border. I had many friends who spoke Spanish and I always loved the language. I know enough Spanish to be annoying to those whom I force to listen to me.
I also have a young daughter and a step-daughter. So, I spend a fair amount of time watching children’s videos and programming with them. One thing I have never seen is a product to really teach Spanish. So, I am now creating a series of children’s videos to teach Spanish. It’s called “Let’s Learn Spanish with Frank and Paco”. Frank and Paco are puppets, a horse and a rooster. They speak only English and Spanish respectively. They are helping each other learn the other language. I also have 3 beautiful and talent actresses who help them. And it is all backed by a team of experts: 2 bilingual educators and 1 linguist. Now, I also have friends whose relatives speak no English.. So I thought why not develop a series of videos which will teach you English if you only know Spanish. It’s called Aprendamos Ingl├ęs con Frank y Paco. That means Let’s Learn English with Frank and Paco. It has the same puppets and actresses. The videos are in editing and we hope to get them out soon. I’ll let you know when they are done. Other than that, I am so happy to be on Sarah’s schedule. I take her to school in the morning and pick her up in the afternoon. She is flourishing at school and exceeding even my expectations. She is also very happy.

You take care Isiah and I’ll talk to you soon!

Cecilia Sinclair

USHER IS NOW A FATHER – TAMEKA IS THE MOTHER!

NO WORD ON BOY OR GIRL!

The Grammy-winning R&B singer and his wife, Tameka Foster, welcomed a newborn, his publicist confirmed Tuesday, declining to say whether it was a boy or a girl. It’s the 28-year-old’s first child and Foster’s fourth.
“Yes, I can confirm that Usher had a baby,” Patti Webster told The Associated Press in an e-mailed message. It wasn’t clear what day the baby was born. The couple wed in a large, glitzy ceremony in early September after exchanging vows a few weeks earlier in a civil cememony. The singer and Foster, who is 37, had called off their July 28 wedding amid reports that Foster had checked into a hospital because of problems with her pregnancy. A private ceremony was held Aug. 3 in the office of Usher’s lawyer. The couple announced their engagement earlier in the year and later said Foster was expecting the child.

WILL OPRAH MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN?

DOES OPRAH HAVE ENOUGH INFLUENCE TO SWING YOUR VOTE TOWARDS HER CANDIDATE OF CHOICE?

Call it the “O Factor.” Oprah Winfrey picks a “favorite book” or a “favorite thing,” and poof, it’s a best seller.
And now Winfrey’s “favorite senator,” Barack Obama, hopes the O Factor will work for him, too, as the talk-show host and media icon prepares to campaign for the presidential candidate in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
But can Winfrey’s influence, vast as it is, extend to the political realm? That depends on whether celebrity endorsements, so courted and coveted in modern politics, really mean much at all in the end. But then again, how many celebrities have the reach and the power of Oprah Winfrey? “Oprah’s in a category of her own,” says Todd Boyd, professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. “She’s not a movie star. She’s not a rock star. She’s a brand. She’s one of the few people in the world who can be identified only by one name.”
And yet, with all that, you can’t necessarily extrapolate to politics, says Boyd. “You could argue that she didn’t get to be popular by being political. Politics has never been a big part of her persona. This is not a slam dunk.”

MIKE HUCKABEE CAN SHOW RICK PERRY HOW TO LIVE – TRAILER HOME STYLE!

PERRY DOESN’T DO TRIPLE WIDE’S – SORRY!


Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee says he could help Rick Perry find alternative housing while the Texas Governor’s Mansion is being renovated.
How about a triplewide mobile home?
Huckabee — a Republican presidential candidate — was in town yesterday for a private fundraiser with an entry fee of $1,000 per couple.
Back in 2000, the Huckabees spent 16 months in a triplewide on the grounds of the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion while it was being renovated.
Perry has been staying in a $10,000-a-month rental home during renovations on the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Perry says the 6,300-square-foot home is appropriate considering his protective detail and entertaining requirements.
Perry has been campaigning for Huckabee’s rival, Rudy Giuliani. Perry made it clear earlier this month that he had no interest in living in a triplewide, quipping that “Texas ain’t Arkansas.”