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FORMER HOUSTON STUDENT WAS ABOARD AIR FRANCE JET!

THE RECOVERY EFFORT CONTINUES!


A former British School of Houston student was aboard the Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, a school official said.

Alexander Bjoroy was returning to boarding school from a holiday break to visit his family in Rio de Janeiro, Heather Holmes, communications coordinator British School of Houston, said in a letter to parents of the students at the school.

Bjoroy and his sister attended the school from 2003 to 2005 but later moved to Bogota, then Singapore before settling in Rio in December, Holmes said.

The Paris-bound jet carrying 228 disappeared after leaving Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night. Investigators believe weather conditions may caused the crash. Officials said no one in the plane survived.

Two other former Houston-area residents also were aboard the plane.

Michael Harris, who turned 60 last month, worked in Rio de Janeiro for Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. A company spokesman says Harris planned to attend seminars in Barcelona, Spain. After that, he and his wife, Anne, a physical therapist, were going to spend five days in Paris.

The couple own a home in The Woodlands area, where Anne’s adult son currently resides.

Meanwhile, the British School of Houston has scheduled a special assembly at the school at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for a couple of teachers and classmates who knew Bjoroy.

CHAMILLIONAIRE SAYS HE’S NOT RETIRING!

CHAMILLIONAIRE: I GUESS I MAY HAVE GIVEN SOME THE WRONG IMPRESSION!

Several days ago, I did a live broadcast from my site, Chamillionaire.com, to let fans know where I am right now and what my intentions are musically for the future. Instead of clearing things up, the broadcast unintentionally spawned rumors of my retirement from music. Since then, I have been bombarded with emails and phone calls regarding my so-called retirement and the reasons behind me not dropping the promised “Venom” album.

It was definitely not my intention to mislead anyone into thinking that I plan to completely retire from music. I love making music and will continue to do so. What I am retiring is the “Mixtape Messiah” part of my career. This means no more jacking beats and no more underground mixtapes. I have been making and putting them out for over a decade and I feel like it is time to step to another level. The upcoming installment of the “Mixtape Messiah” series, “Mixtape Messiah 7”, will be the final one. Moving forward, a large majority of the music I release will be on original beats.

Additionally, even though I don’t plan on releasing any of the original material that I had wanted to call “Venom”, I will definitely be releasing a third Chamillionaire album with Universal. I am confident that my true fans will have plenty of fresh, new music to be as excited about as I am and I look forward to supplying their demand for new music.

I hope that my fans will understand that over time, you grow as a person and this means you will evolve as an artist. The experiences that you encounter throughout your life all contribute to those changes and that is bound to affect the music an artist feels like making at any given time. I love that my fans feel so deeply about the work I have done in the mixtape scene or the “Get Ya Mind Correct” era of my career, but at this time I want to focus 100% of my studio time on perfecting the commercial music I will release in the future.

Thanks for understanding.

Chamillionaire


THE LADIES ARE COMING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT GENE!

ARE YOU SUPPORTING HIM FOR MAYOR OF HOUSTON?


Houston area women will gather at a reception to show their support for and hear from mayoral candidate Gene Locke. Locke and his First Ladies will speak at the fundraiser showcasing the Texas Super Lawyer, his wife Aubrey Sampson Locke and mother Willie Jean Birmingham. Ladies for Locke is a diverse group of women who have come together for a common goal — to see Gene Locke elected Mayor of Houston. For a listing of Ladies for Locke supporters as of May 28, 2009 please visitLadies for Locke at GeneLocke.com

WHERE: The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main Street, Houston, 77002

WHEN: 5:30 to 7 P.M., Monday, June 8, 2009

Gene Locke is a Texas Super Lawyer, born in Conroe and raised in East Texas. He graduated valedictorian from his high school in Marshall, Texas. The son of a teacher, he enrolled at the University of Houston just as it began to integrate in the mid-sixties. There he majored in political science and quickly became a campus leader – attuned to social issues and civil rights. He graduated from South Texas College of Law, attending classes while working a swing shift at Shell Oil refinery to support his family. Following graduation and a brief stint at a Houston law firm, he moved to Washington D.C. to serve as Chief of Staff to U. S. Rep. Mickey Leland. In 1986, Locke returned to the law firm that would become Nelson & Locke, then in 1995 was named Houston City Attorney by Mayor Bob Lanier. Locke is now a partner in the Andrews Kurth law firm and serves as Counsel to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and Houston Metro. He led negotiations for the development of Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium and the Toyota Center. For more information visit www.GeneLocke.com

BLACK COTTON WORKS PRESENTS: BOYZ II MEN AND ERIC BENET!

ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES IS HEADING TO HOUSTON!

The Arena Theatre presents Grammy Award winning Recording Group, Boyz II Men and Eric Benet on Thursday, July 2, 2009, show time 8:00p at the Arena Theatre (7326 Southwest Freeway (Between Bellaire and Fondren).

Based on record sales, Boyz II Men certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) as the most commercially successful R&B group of all time. Add Grammy nominated R&B singer Eric Benet to the line-up and what you’ll have is one intimate night of smooth, laid-back, mellow music at Houston’s legendary Arena Theatre.

Visit www.arenahouston.com for more details or purchase tickets at all Ticket Master outlets (www.ticketmaster.com) or the Arena Theatre Box Office 713.772.5900.

BLACK COTTON WORKS PRESENTS: BRIAN MCKNIGHT!

20 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE!

The Arena Theatre presents Grammy nominated recording artist, Brian McKnight with special guest artist Lina on Thursday, July 9, 2009, show time 8:00p at the Arena Theatre (7326 Southwest Freeway (Between Bellaire and Fondren).

Brian McKnight is an artist that needs no introduction. Making his debut onto the contemporary music scene in the early 90’s, Brian has deservedly earned a spot as one of the top r&b/pop balladeers of the past two decades. With 7 Platinum albums released to date and over 20 million albums sold worldwide, you won’t want to miss his return to the intimate surroundings of Houston’s legendary Arena Theatre.

Visit www.arenahouston.com for more details or purchase tickets or call the Arena Theatre Box Office 713.772.5900.


THE CITY IS GIVING AWAY FREE MONEY IF YOU QUALIFY!









Hundreds of people showed up in downtown Houston on Friday to take place in the city’s Housing Fair. The event was put on by Houston Hope. A program designed to provide down payment assistance on affordable housing in targeted areas for those who qualify. How much are we talking about here? You could get as much as $37,000 from the city in addition to an $8,000 tax credit from the feds if you get into your home before December 1st. Lots of people attended the Houston Hope event including a lot of city workers who were also interested in the program. Not sure if they would be able to qualify. At the event: Mayor Bill White, Christopher Butler, Alvin Wright, Sue Lovell, Rev. Elmo Johnson, Rev. Manson Johnson and the list goes on. If you want more information contact the city of Houston Hope program to see if you can get some of that free money!

THE SCARED TURTLE CROSSING THE STREET!

IT MADE WATER EVERY TIME I TRIED TO HELP IT!

While I was in Louisiana this weekend I ran across a turtle trying to cross the street. He was almost done, so I wanted to give him or her a helping hand by pushing it to the sidewalk. What suprised me was the turtle was so frightened by me it began peeing. As one person put it they didn’t know turtles pee when they are afraid. I thought maybe it was some water it held in its shell. But when I pushed it again the water came out again as the slow moving critter started to run away from me. I didn’t want to give the thing bladder problems so I left it alone. Did you know turtles made water when they’re frightened? The Insite wants to hear your insite!

THAT DIET COKE STILL DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT!

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BEFORE?

Someone I know was eating this. It is a hot sausage po-boy and Krispy Kreme donuts. The brand of donut lets you know it wasn’t in Texas. But they were eating lite so they threw in the diet Coke. When will people learn. If you eat a half million calories a diet Coke won’t redeem you. You’ve just saved about 130 calories while picking up another 500,000. This is the Insite picture of the day. Have you seen someone order that Big Mac, Whopper, Hot Apple Pie, and threw in that diet Coke? What do you think? The Insite would like to hear your opinion!

THE LEGISLATURE BLOWS ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ADVANCEMENT FOR HARRIS COUNTY DEPUTIES!

AND THE MEMBERSHIP IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT!

Apparently, the Harris County Deputies organization is not too happy with the state legislature. The groups chance to get meet and confer was apparently blow this session. Here’s an open letter from the secretary/treasure of the group Robert Goerlitz:

Apparently something that was overlooked in this report was SB 1744 that came before Rep Coleman’s County Affairs Committee that would have given us meet and confer in Harris County for the Sheriff’s Office. The democrats on the committee were all in favor of this but not a single republican committee member would cross the aisle to help us. This was a major blow to employee relations between Harris County Commissioners and our organization since we have the doors slammed in our faces regularly when trying to meet with them. With the failure of the legislation, once again, we are doomed to collective begging for at least another 2 years.

Robert Goerlitz
Secretary/Treasurer

Harris County Deputies Organization

What is Meet and Confer? A meeting between opposing sides of a dispute at which the parties attempt to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.

CARRADINE’S FAMILY: IT WASN’T SUICIDE!

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE HAPPENED?

David Carradine’s wife and his manager disputed suggestions that the actor’s death was a suicide, while a source in Bangkok, Thailand, said the actor’s neck and genitals were found bound with rope.

Carradine, 72, became famous in the 1970s, when he portrayed the traveling Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the television series “Kung Fu.”

Bangkok police said Carradine was found hanging by a nylon rope in a Bangkok hotel room closet Thursday morning.

A member of the emergency crew who was called to the hotel after a maid found Carradine told CNN that a yellow nylon rope was tied around the actor’s neck and a black rope was around his genitals. The source asked not to be identified.

“I do not know if you want to call it accidental,” Chuck Binder, Carradine’s manager, told CNN’s Larry King on Thursday. He said Carradine’s career was on a roll and his life was on a resurgence.

Binder said a producer of the movie, “Stretch,” which Carradine was to act in, called him from Thailand to tell him what was happening there.

“I do not want to get in the middle of this whole investigation, but this guy said to me for sure there was foul play,” Binder said.

Actor Michael Madsen told King that the one thing Carradine’s wife, Annie Bierman, wanted everyone to know is, “David was not suicidal.”

WANT TO BUY A HDTV FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE?

IT GOES PERFECTLY WITH YOUR PLACE!

It’s finally going on the auction block.  The Insite’s 26 inch High Definition television.  It’s a 720p with HDMI connection.  The television is in excellent condition (like new) and shows like a champ.  I’m getting rid of it because I want a bigger tv for the bedroom.  I’m thinking maybe a 37 inch.  The last time I had such a big tv in my room I got headaches.  But we’ll see what will happen.  Back to the Element television.  I bought it last year from Circuit City or Best Buy can’t quite remember.  But it works well.  It will go great in your home or office.  (remote included) For more details email the Insite at: isiahcarey@gmail.com  – Asking price: $300 or best officer!

Curretnly this television sells for $450 on the market!
Note: If you’d like to add 3 more HDMI’s to the television remote available for $30
Description: 720p (1366 x 768) resolution / 800:1 contrast ratio / HDMI input / NTSC/ASTC tuner / Widescreen aspect (16:9) / PC connectivity