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This Week Genealogy News

Shoebox 1.1.1 Update Released

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Shoebox 1.1.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Post directly to Facebook Timeline.
* Tag Facebook friends in photos.
* Find and follow friends through your iPhone Contacts, Facebook and 1000memories.
* Bug fixes and performance improvements.
See also: [...]

Restored Film Shows Rare Color Footage of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Before World War II

Rare color footage of several Ann Arbor businesses and streets in the pre-World War II era is visible in a newly restored film. Ann Arbor-based startup Priceless Photo Preservation has restored an hour-long "movie" belonging to [...]

Student Produces Middle-earth Genealogy Site

Chemical Engineering student Emil Johansson has an amazing passion project he developed mapping out the genealogy of everybody in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Called the LOTR project, it provides a great big family tree for Tolkiendom. Its [...]

Native Americans Hailed From Siberian Highlands, DNA Reveals

For nearly a century now, most scholars have agreed that the ancestors of Native Americans likely hailed from Siberia, trekking across the Bering Strait to Alaska via a long-gone land bridge.
But certain aspects of the [...]

Following Genetic Footprints out of Africa: First Modern Humans Settled in Arabia

A new study, using genetic analysis to look for clues about human migration over sixty thousand years ago, suggests that the first modern humans settled in Arabia on their way from the Horn of Africa to [...]

The British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App Wins Prestigious Publishing Innovation Award

At the opening of the Digital Book World Conference in New York City yesterday, the British Library, together with technology partner, BiblioLabs, LLC, was awarded the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award (PIA) for their British Library 19th [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.3 Update Released

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MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Several issues importing media files from GEDCOM fixed.
* Stability improvements.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

RootsMagic 5.0.2 Update Released

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RootsMagic 5.0.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Added ability to split a place into separate place and place details (on Edit Place screen).
* Added Merge Place Details to place details list.
* Added option [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.4 Update Released

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MacFamilyTree 6.2.4 has been released.
Changes:
* Several issues importing media files from GEDCOM fixed.
* Stability improvements. [...]

Genota 4.3.7.44 Update Released

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Genota 4.3.7.44 has been released.
Changes:
* Fixed a bug causing an EVariantInvalidArgError bug when opening Notebooks under specific conditions.
* Fixed an issue raising an EAccessViolation error when generating specific reports. [...]

Stolen World War II Rescue Fishing Boat To Be Returned

A fishing boat stolen for a dramatic escape during World War II is to be returned to Norway from Scotland. Four Norwegians desperate to escape the Nazi occupation took the boat and crossed the North Sea [...]

Huntington Acquires Trove of Lincoln, Civil War Telegrams, Codes

A long-unknown, 150-year-old trove of handwritten ledgers and calfskin-covered code books that give a potentially revelatory glimpse into both the dawn of electronic battlefield communications and the day-to-day exchanges between Abraham Lincoln and his generals as [...]

More Than 400,000 Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Far More Than Thought

Arlington National Cemetery is a lot more full than anyone knew. At a Senate hearing Wednesday, cemetery Executive Director Kathryn Condon estimated that more than 400,000 people are now interred there. That's 20 percent more than [...]

Branches 1.2.1.9 Update Released

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Branches 1.2.1.9 has been released.
Changes:
* Corrected a problem with less than maximum windows.
* Changed display to show direct ancestors in multiple branches of the tree.
* Added support for PAF 'Other' fields [...]

Who Should Save Egypt's Archives?

It has sometimes been claimed that, like human rights and democracy, the protection of Egypt's cultural heritage cannot be left to the Egyptians. Corruption, poverty and ignorance, Egypt's critics maintain, pose a serious threat to the [...]

GeneaStar: Latest Famous Genealogies

The following genealogies have been added to GeneaStar:
Susan B. Anthony, Dolores Costello, P. T. Barnum, Rhonda Fleming, Ida Saxton McKinley, Kirk Douglas, Commodore Vanderbilt, Cole Porter, William Walker, Dale Evans, Lillian Russell, Tom Selleck, Georgia O'Keeffe, [...]

How the European Conquest Affected Native Americans

Researchers from Germany and the United States suggest that the European conquest triggered the loss of more than half the Native American population. The results of their study provide new insight into the demise of the [...]

Family Search for History Behind WW1 Photo

Missing details about the lives of these First World War heroes could hold the key to a woman's family history. The old photograph was discovered by 89-year-old Elsie Kersley who believes one of the men, from [...]

With DNA Testing, Suddenly They Are Family

Growing up, Khrys Vaughan always believed that she had inherited her looks and mannerisms from her father, and that her appreciation for tradition and old-fashioned gentility stemmed from her parents' Southern roots. But those facets of [...]

Genealogist Leaves no Tombstone Unturned

A researcher and genealogist spent seven months tallying Forsyth County cemeteries to complete the painstakingly historical endeavor of documenting every grave.
John Salter, 64, a professional writer, researcher, historian and genealogist, has recently published his latest book [...]

Department of Veterans Affairs Has Discovered Misplaced Headstones at Military Cemeteries

Only a couples months after a shocking and disheartening burial practice by the Air Force was discovered, the Department of Veterans Affairs has found that errors during renovations at multiple VA cemeteries have caused a substantial [...]

Gale Outlines First Archives for Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the source libraries, collections and plans for the first four modules of Nineteenth Century Collections [...]

Covington Library Gets Rare WWI Books

As the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I approaches, historians and genealogists will soon be able to use a rare series of books at the Kenton County Public Library system's Covington branch.
"The Source [...]

Add a Slideshow of Family Pictures and Links to your Favorite Persons in your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

Club Privilege members can add up to 8 pictures that will be displayed in a slideshow in the home page of their Online Family Tree. These pictures can be linked to the page of an individual in the family tree.Every [...]

Are You Related to Bridget Fonda?

Fonda was born on January 27, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, her father Peter Fonda, and her aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is [...]

Digitizing the Past to Protect and Preserve History

Adam Rabinowitz, now the assistant director at the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin, is still travelling around the world getting dirt under his nails. And though much remains the same [...]

University of South Alabama Searching for New Archives Location

The University of South Alabama is looking for a new permanent location for its archives. The archives expanded almost a year ago with the donation of the Doy Leale McCall Collection, which includes 1 million documents [...]

New Zealander Family Hunter Rewarded

Life is like a never-ending treasure hunt for genealogist Janet Gow. Her service and dedication to helping Kiwis find their familial roots has earned her a Queen's Service Medal.
The accolade comes after almost 30 years of [...]

National Library of Ireland Gets Digital

The Kildare Street library is expanding its online footprint and giving equal weight to archiving material that comes in bits and bytes.
For 135 years, saving paper has been its focus. But with so much of the [...]

Surname Suggestion List 5.0 Update Released

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Surname Suggestion List 5.0 has been released.
Changes:
* New compiler.
* Added additional Australian and Croatian Surnames. [...]

Transcript 2.3.3.83 beta Update Released

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Transcript 2.3.3.83 beta has been released.
Changes:
* Added a highlighter for the Image window.
* Bug fixes. [...]

GedStar Pro for Android 2.0.3 Update Released

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GedStar Pro for Android 2.0.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Fix crash (Force Close) when selecting a new person from the list or Favorites.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

GenoPro 2011-2.5.4.1 Update Released

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GenoPro 2011-2.5.4.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Major improvement of the smart stretching of family objects, such as removing overlapping lines and correcting pedigree links of children so they are always displayed under [...]

GedView 3.2.4 Update Released

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GedView 3.2.4 has been released.
Changes:
* Various bug fixes.
* Improved handling of zip files with varying character encodings.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.2 Update Released

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MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Several fixes and improvements in the GEDCOM Exporter and Importer.
* Date parsing improved.
* Descendant Chart improved.
* Performance of the Tree Chart improved.
* Several other bug fixes.
See [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.3 Update Released

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MacFamilyTree 6.2.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Several fixes and improvements in the GEDCOM Exporter and Importer.
* Sources List now shows source abbreviations.
* Web Media improved.
* Date parsing improved.
* Descendant Chart improved.
* Performance [...]

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WE BRANG THE JUBILEE (didn't we?)



Bring the good ol' Bugle boys! We'll sing another song,
Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along,
Sing it like we used to sing it fifty thousand strong,
While we were marching through Georgia
Hurrah! Hurrah! We bring the Jubilee.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The flag that makes you free,
So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea,
While we were marching through Georgia.

How the darkeys shouted when they heard the joyful sound,
How the turkeys gobbled which our commissary found,
How the sweet potatoes even started from the ground,
While we were marching through Georgia.

Yes and there were Union men who wept with joyful tears,
When they saw the honored flag they had not seen for years;
Hardly could they be restrained from breaking forth in cheers,
While we were marching through Georgia.

"Sherman's dashing Yankee boys will never make the coast!"
So the saucy rebels said and 'twas a handsome boast
Had they not forgot, alas! to reckon with the Host
While we were marching through Georgia.

So we made a thoroughfare for freedom and her train,
Sixty miles of latitude, three hundred to the main;
Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain
While we were marching through Georgia.

WORCESTER TORNADO OF JUNE 9, 1953


Sunday, January 29, 2012

WHEN DEMPSEY DUMPED THE T&G

The Worcester Phoenix
May 3 - 10, 2001

[Features]



Edited out

The semi-resignation of Telegram & Gazette columnist James Dempsey leaves Worcester's largest newspaper without one of its most vibrant voices, and its editor at war with his staff

BY CHRIS KANARACUS

Despite 20 sterling years on the job at the Telegram & Gazette, it didn't take very long - barely a week - for metro columnist James Dempsey, a writer with one of the daily's most popular and engaging voices, to be silenced. On April 25, Dempsey wrote his last column for the paper, and may be assigned to a strict reporting role or to the copy desk, where he would edit the work of others. By now, many reading this may know the saga's basic details, as for the past week it has been featured in the T&G itself and on local talk radio with some prominence. For those who need some catching up, here's a rundown. On April 20, Dempsey wrote a column that satirically compared an incoming priests' convention to June's planned Harley Owners Group rally (see "Biker War on Shrewsbury Street," April 13). Without going into exhaustive detail, the column contained a few barbs, but was fairly tame overall.
That, at least, is this writer's humble opinion. Some local Catholics thought less of his work. By the next day (April 21), about 40 calls and e-mails from readers had come into the T&G's offices. Dempsey estimates that they were critical by an eight to one margin.
But 40 calls, while substantial, doesn't amount to a flood of protest, does it? T&G editor Harry Whitin thought it did. Whitin wrote an apology that ran in the April 22 edition of the paper. Included in Whitin's piece were a number of slams at Dempsey's writing ability: "Let's not mince words: In my opinion, the humor failed. His column did not come across as funny or even satirical. Instead it came across as mean-spirited, anti-Catholic and crude," wrote Whitin.
"We weren't rigorous enough in the editing. The cogency-of-argument hurdle was not really cleared. The column did not make a crisp point. The parallels between the Harley owners and the priests were not so clearly drawn as to be inescapable. Because of that, its attempt at humor was unsuccessful."
"I take some of the blame personally. I had the opportunity to intervene in this process and kill the column or send it back for rewriting. I did not.
To those who were offended, please consider this our official apology. No offense was intended, but it's easy to see how offense could be taken."
Partial mea culpa notwithstanding, Whitin's position is hard to fathom, whether you work in the newspaper business or not. He is the paper's editor, and as such has final say on all its content. In this sense, to excoriate Dempsey or any other reporter in public is unfair and disingenuously downplays Whitin's role and responsibilities as the captain of the paper.
That's not to say Whitin is expected to edit every story in the newspaper - such a task would be impossible for anyone. Whitin serves in something closer to an executive role, overseeing the general course of the newspaper, rather than the minutiae of day-to-day content. For that, the T&G has a cadre of mid-level editors and copy editors. In Dempsey's (and fellow columnist Dianne Williamson's) case, city editor Jim Sacks is the primary editor. Whitin may nor may not check over the columns, too, depending on a particular day's circumstances.
In this case, Sacks first called Dempsey at suggested several changes, all of which Dempsey agreed to. Then, Sacks forwarded the column to Whitin for his perusal. Whitin read it, suggested some changes, and approved it for publication. To come out with an apology after the fact seems inconsistent, especially when you consider that sports columnist John Gearan's recent work on NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt drew thousands of angry calls, letters, and e-mails.
So far, support among T&G staff has been all Dempsey. Also, Whitin has been open to criticism on his paper's own pages, as both fellow metro columnist Dianne Williamson and acerbic sports writer John Gearan weighed in on the affair; Williamson with elegant regret, Gearan with a hilarious, laundry-list like piece consisting of short apologies to every person he's ever offended.
Whitin says he's not about to back down or refute his apology. "I'm not going to get into all that. Jim has had an opportunity to say things, to respond publicly, as has Dianne Williamson and John Gearan."
[The apology] was not an attack on Jim either personally or as innuendo. Nor was it an attack on the quality of his writing. It was a simple statement that one particular column of his had failed."
There's little question Dempsey will be missed. Callers to local talk radio last week seemed mostly pro-Dempsey as well, and Dempsey himself says he's received more than 600 e-mails of support over the past week, some from as far away as New Zealand. (This is perhaps less unusual than you might think, as the Dempsey saga has also unfolded on the Web site www.poynter.org/medianews, a media gossip site bookmarked by journalists worldwide.) The phone lines have been buzzing, too. Several calls placed to him last week were fruitless: Dempsey's voicemail box was full.
At this point, things are somewhat up in the air. While Whitin would certainly like to have Dempsey back, the columnist himself may not want the job. Dempsey's last column, published on April 25, consisted of his take on the matter and a farewell to his readers. When first contacted with for this article on April 30, his tone hadn't softened much. "I don't think the column warranted an apology. Some people liked it, thought it worked as satire, others didn't. Some people thought it was offensive. But I donbelieve it warranted a written apology where I was cast as a bungling, bigoted fool.
I suppose what I'm looking for is some type of acknowledgment that this was handled incorrectly. . . I haven't made a decision one way or another. It's just one of those situations where you want to work it out, but there's a principle at stake. You don't [take this type of stand] for other people. It's a choice you have to make yourself."
Whether the attention-shy Dempsey likes it or not, his plight has eclipsed him. Interviews conducted during the past few days with members of the T&G newsroom indicate that Whitin's apology has driven a bitter wedge between the editor and his staff, a relationship that has already been strained for some time. Whitin and publisher Bruce Bennett have long been described by many editorial employees as distant, meddlesome, ethically challenged, and focused on the bottom line over quality journalism (see "Same Old T&G," February 25). Simply put, a great number of T&G reporters have craved new leadership for years.
This time, according to one reporter, "It's the last straw. I can smell blood in the water on this one."
Perhaps. On April 27 (last Friday), a highly unusual gathering took place. Richard Gilman, the New York Times Company executive in charge of the company's New England operations (including the Boston Globe and the T&G), came to Worcester for an open meeting with Whitin, T&G staffers, publisher Bruce Bennett and Dempsey. Many staffers contacted for this article portrayed Gilman's visit as a sign the home office was taking the matter seriously.
The meeting was prompted by sports columnist John Gearan, who contacted both Gilman and New York Times Company president Russell Lewis to urge them to meet with the T&G staff.
Beyond Gearan's effort, says T&G union chief Kathy Shaw, a 45-year veteran reporter, the union has drafted a formal grievance. "Our main goal is to stand up for journalistic ethics," says Shaw. "We want a solid commitment that this is going to be front burner issue."
Shaw's tough talk notwithstanding, some may question how much will actually happen - the union, after all, has been labeled in the past as "The Gutless Guild" by other departments at the paper, and has yet to settle a first contract after more than seven years of negotiations.
"The Dempsey situation was the spark that lit this newspaper on fire. There's a storm brewing," says Shaw.
When we were purchased by the New York Times, [all employees] received a laminated piece of paper with the company's "Core Values" written on it. We were looking at them the other night, and saying to each other, "Wow, I think [management] has managed to break them all."
Such gripes, of course, are nothing new from T&G reporters. Shaw insists that this time, Whitin (and to a lesser extent, Bennett) could be in trouble. "We're seriously beginning to wonder if the Teflon is starting to wear off. . .I am confident we're going to get some real change around here."
For his part, Whitin downplays the controversy. "I think the whole thing is overblown. We've had two staff meetings. People have had the opportunity to air their grievances over this. . . It's my hope that the whole matter is behind us, and that Jim will return to his column," says Whitin.
At the center of the maelstrom, of course, remains Dempsey, who his peers describe as the paper's best writer, and an equally worthy human being. "I just don't understand what could motivate anyone in management to treat anyone that way, especially someone as universally respected as Jim Dempsey," says reporter Richard Nangle.
Adds another veteran reporter, Mark Melady: "I think Harry's apology was a disgrace. . .I've just never heard anyone speak poorly of Jim."
While the paper has a number of other writers that could conceivably fill Dempsey's role, whether anyone will accept the job is uncertain. "In general, what's being said around the newsroom is that no one is to apply for Jim's job," says Nangle, a notion backed by conversations with other T&G staffers.
Loyalty aside, perhaps the toughest thing for a successor would be to match Dempsey's consistent quality as a writer and reporter.
It took a few days to contact Dempsey for an interview. When we finally connected, something occurred to me. Despite having been a regular reader of his column for over 15 years, I knew nothing about him. The same could be said, I'm willing to bet, for most of his readers.
The first surprise was Dempsey's lilting British accent. As it turns out, he's a native of Liverpool, England. Dempsey came to Worcester about 25 years ago to attend Clark University, where he received a master's degree in medieval literature. Diploma in hand, he was suddenly at a loss. "There really weren't a lot of options for that field of study around Worcester," laughs Dempsey. "But then a reporting job at the paper opened up [in 1979]." Although he makes his home in Hopkinton these days, Dempsey has chronicled all things Worcester ever since. "What can I say? The city really grew on me."
He started in the T&G's Whitinsville news bureau (of all places), but quickly moved on to the city room in Worcester. In a testament to his talent, Dempsey scored his column in 1982. In the world of daily news reporting, columnists' jobs are coveted, bringing higher pay and the type of artistic freedom disallowed by straight newswriting.
Dempsey generally wrote three columns per week, on occasion taking one off to work on a monthly newsletter for a writer's workshop he led at the paper, the only one of its kind.
"One of the great things about the job is that you can take so many ways of looking at the city." Dempsey says he finds many story ideas simply by jumping in his car and driving around, looking for something new.
"I take real pleasure in translating the physicality of something into words," says Dempsey, referring to mid-1990s column in which he crept through a shattered, pre-rehabilitation Union Station and took notes on what he saw, to vivid and compelling effect.
Dempsey, exhibiting the modest streak his co-workers say he's known for, was reluctant to name his favorite columns, save for a late 1980s series concerning a young Rodney Street boy who was scalded to death by a family member.
I can think of a few more examples, however. Take his January 17 column that lampooned this year's jargon-saturated "State of the City" address written by city manager Tom Hoover. Dempsey reprinted outtakes from Hoover's masterpiece, such as this one: "Economic development has been and will continue to remain in the forefront. The administration has undertaken several key initiatives designed to facilitate economic development in Worcester." Then, he translated it for the rest of us: "There's nowhere to even to buy a hot dog at Union Station, but we'll get the bids out."
Humorous columns aside, what I've enjoyed most about Dempsey's work is not the strong sense you have of him as a true participant in Worcester's city life, not simply a detached, acerbic commentator or someone bent on dragging the place down. Take his September 2000 column on a former Burncoat High School classmate of mine, a young woman named Rachel Gordon. Dempsey traced Gordon's adult life from her days as a struggling teenage mom (and honor student) to her eventual graduation from Smith College, to her current situation, as a research scientist and New Jersey homeowner in just 850 lyrical and evocative words, with a depth of detail that showed Dempsey's remarkable personal investment in his writing. The column's closing passage seems particularly poignant this week: "When [Gordon] talks with such passion about the sting of disdain and the importance of inspiration, you realize the complex pressures there are behind her ascent and how close, despite her glowing resume, she may have been to failing, to still being a single mother in the projects struggling to get by, her mind and her talents wasted."
To me, something about that tells me that right now, it's not what Dempsey's done, but what he'll do next that is crucial. "Everybody, from the editor to the publisher to my co-workers to readers, has said they want me to go back to the column. . . .when you have kids [Dempsey is a father of three teenaged children] you learn early on that you should never make ultimatums, because then if you go back on them you lose your credibility," says Dempsey. "I'm not sure what would make me happy. I've got to stop and think about it for a while."
Barring a return, says Dempsey, there doesn't seem to be many attractive options. Two possibilities, he says, are that he'll be sent either to the copy desk or to the Fitchburg bureau, both of which would be startling demotions. But Whitin says that isn't so. "Other options? That's not even under consideration at this moment," says Whitin. "The goal is to have Jim return to his column."
Judging from Dempsey's tone, negotiations could continue for some time. Not to mention his relationship with Whitin will need repairs.
"I've been around. It's not like I'm a starry-eyed young reporter just out of J-school. There's a reality about journalism that I've accepted, that it's a business and a public service at the same time. A newspaper is part of the community. At times, there's a church-and-state friction that occurs, and you have to make a choice about which side you're on," concludes Dempsey.
Chris Kanaracus can be reached at ckanaracus@phx.com.

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PAM JASKO


Pamela Jaskoviak

Författarbild: Pamela Jaskoviak I was born in 1966 in Massachusetts in the U.S., but grew up in Mark Municipality in Västra Götaland. After many years in Gothenburg and on the road, I am now living in the small community Norsesund outside Alingsås. Where I live with my three kids, a dog and four cats in an old wooden house on a hill.

I debuted as a writer in 1995 with diksamlingen Black Tulip. Then, I have published three more diksamlingar and two novels and two children's books. Roland's journey is my first book on the LL-publisher.

Besides bokskrivandet I am working as a translator and playwright, and writes columns for Swedish Radio P1 and Boras Journal. I also work as a teacher of creative writing at the University of Skövde.

If I tried to see any common thread in my own writing, it would probably be traveling. I see that people are traveling for almost all my books. At most, there may be a dose of love and a focus on interpersonal relationships.

In my spare time I do yoga or watching movies. When I do not read of course. Or write. Or traveling.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

T.Q - Westside +Lyrics



Uploaded by xXxaGTVxXx on Sep 25, 2008

T.Q - Westside

LYRICS:

This is going out to the whole wide Westside
you know what i'm saying,
yeah break it down for me
steady mob, rock, rock on

I was just a young boy, livin in the hub city-Eastside Compton G
Back in the days when Ice Cube and Eazy had every Nigga
Talking 'bout boy you can't fuck with me
Remember Ice T had da power, hearing gunshots lickin' by the hour
When Too Short bumped in every supersport
And taught us all how to ride for the West Coast

[chorus]
To my peoples if you with me - where you at
Throw your dubs in the air - and wave 'em like you just don't care
From LA to the Bay - what you say - all day... everyday... any damn day
Take a look around, we got the whole world locked down
Going on and on, it don't stop...won't stop... can't stop
Either ride or die - that's why i put it down for the westside

Didn't seem that long ago, (oh no) we were stealing 40's out the liquor store (oh no)
Mama started tripping so it's time to go
Up to the park with the locsta's
Everybody broke, smokin' roaches
DJ Quik was the shit had every nigga claiming he was from the CPT
Ya'll remember one-time tried to clown
We had to burn this bitch on down

[bridge]
One time for my niggas in incarceration
I blaze a dime with you for having lots of patience
Two times for my sista's at the county building
I got some Westside love for all you ghetto children
Three times for my niggas that done passed away
I tip some gin for you and pray for better days
One day everything's gonna be fine
But until that day my only reply is...
WESTSDIE TILL I DIE

[chorus]
To my peoples if you with me - where you at
Throw your dubs in the air - and wave 'em like you just don't care
From LA to the Bay - what you say - all day... everyday... any damn day
Take a look around, we got the whole world locked down
Going on and on, it don't stop...won't stop... can't stop
Either ride or die - gotta give it up for the Westside

From Crenshaw to Foothill Blvd.
All i see are Lo Lo's and mob cars - Daytons and five stars
All the true hobs is hittin' switches
With all the finest riches of course the bombest bitches
Don't get it twisted Ask me what's a real G
Show me a nigga scrapping back against the wall until his knuckles bleed
Screaming death to all our enemies and those who don't believe
WEST COAST LIVIN' BE THE SHIT TO ME!!!

[bridge]
One time for my niggas in incarceration
I blaze a dime with you for having lots of patience
Two times for my sista's at the county building
I got some love for all you ghetto children
Three times for my niggas that done passed away
I tip some gin for you and pray for better days
One day everything's gonna be fine
But until that day my only reply is...
WESTSIDE TILL I DIE

[chorus]
To my peoples if you with me - where you at
Throw your dubs in the air - and wave 'em like you just don't care
From LA to the Bay - what you say - all day... everyday... any damn day
Take a look around, we got the whole world locked down
Going on and on, it don't stop...won't stop... can't stop
Either ride or die - gotta give it up for the Westside

To my peoples if you with me - where you at
Throw your dubs in the air - and wave 'em like you just don't care
From LA to the Bay - what you say - all day... everyday... any damn day
Take a look around, we got the whole world locked down
Going on and on, it don't stop...won't stop... can't stop
Either ride or die - La la la la la la la la

To my peoples if you with me - where you at
Throw your dubs in the air - and wave 'em like you just don't care
From LA to the Bay - what you say - all day... everyday... any damn day
Take a look around, we got the whole world locked down
Going on and on, it don't stop...won't stop... can't stop
Either ride or die - TQ gonna give it up for the Westside

To my peoples if you with me - where you at
Throw your dubs in the air - and wave 'em like you just don't care
From LA to the Bay - what you say - all day... everyday... any damn day
Take a look around, we got the whole world locked down
Going on and on, it don't stop...won't stop... can't stop
Either ride or die - gotta give it up for the Westside

[DEDICATED TO ERIC EAZY E WRIGHT AND TUPAC SHAKUR REST IN PEACE HOMIES]

Anne Kerry Ford Sings "Pirate Jenny" by Kurt Weill

1963 - The Second Barbra Streisand Album - 7. My Coloring Book

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bob Marley - Babylon system

The Music Man "Pick-a-little/Goodnight Ladies

Drink! THE STUDENT PRINCE (the same yes)


D A 7
Ein zwei drei vier, lift your stein and drink your beer!
Ein zwei drei vier, lift your stein and drink your beer!

D A° A7
Drink! Drink! Drink! To eyes that are bright as stars when they're shining on me
D A
Drink! Drink! Drink! To lips that are red and sweet as the fruit on the tree
A7 D A7 D
Here's a hope that those bright eyes will shine
G D G D Bm A
Lovingly, longingly soon into mine

C7 F C7 F
May those lips that are red and sweet
D7 G E7 A (7)
Tonight with joy my own lips meet

G D A7 D
Drink! Drink! Let the toast start!
G D A7 D
May young hearts never part!
G D
Drink! Drink! Drink!
G Em D Em/E7 A7
Let ev'ry true lover salute his sweetheart!

Drink! Drink! Drink! To arms that are white and warm as a rose in the sun
Drink! Drink! Drink! To hearts that will love one, only when I am the one
Here's a hope that those soft arms will twine
Tenderly, trustingly soon around mine

All I ask is the right to see
Those smiling eyes beguiling me -

Drink! Drink! Let the toast start! May young hearts never part!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
G D Em6 D Em6 D A7 E9 A7 D A D
Let ev'ry true lover salute his sweetheart! Let's drink!

Annette Hanshaw - Lovable And Sweet - Parlophone R 477

McKINLEY'S GONE...(and good riddance!)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee - Why Don't You Do Right

Skip James - Devil Got My Woman

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This Week Genealogy News

National Library of Ireland Gets Digital

The Kildare Street library is expanding its online footprint and giving equal weight to archiving material that comes in bits and bytes.
For 135 years, saving paper has been its focus. But with so much of the [...]

Transcript 2.3.3.83 beta Update Released

Transcriptions & Indexes - Windows - Freeware
Transcript 2.3.3.83 beta has been released.
Changes:
* Added a highlighter for the Image window.
* Bug fixes. [...]

University of South Alabama Searching for New Archives Location

The University of South Alabama is looking for a new permanent location for its archives. The archives expanded almost a year ago with the donation of the Doy Leale McCall Collection, which includes 1 million documents [...]

New Zealander Family Hunter Rewarded

Life is like a never-ending treasure hunt for genealogist Janet Gow. Her service and dedication to helping Kiwis find their familial roots has earned her a Queen's Service Medal.
The accolade comes after almost 30 years of [...]

GedView 3.2.4 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Purchase
GedView 3.2.4 has been released.
Changes:
* Various bug fixes.
* Improved handling of zip files with varying character encodings.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

GedStar Pro for Android 2.0.3 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Freeware
GedStar Pro for Android 2.0.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Fix crash (Force Close) when selecting a new person from the list or Favorites.
See also: 60+ Genealogy Apps for PDAs and Handhelds [...]

GenoPro 2011-2.5.4.1 Update Released

Full Featured - Windows - Purchase
GenoPro 2011-2.5.4.1 has been released.
Changes:
* Major improvement of the smart stretching of family objects, such as removing overlapping lines and correcting pedigree links of children so they are always displayed under [...]

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.2 Update Released

PDAs and Handhelds - Purchase
MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.2 has been released.
Changes:
* Several fixes and improvements in the GEDCOM Exporter and Importer.
* Date parsing improved.
* Descendant Chart improved.
* Performance of the Tree Chart improved.
* Several other bug fixes.
See [...]

Surname Suggestion List 5.0 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Freeware
Surname Suggestion List 5.0 has been released.
Changes:
* New compiler.
* Added additional Australian and Croatian Surnames. [...]

MacFamilyTree 6.2.3 Update Released

Full Featured - Mac - Purchase
MacFamilyTree 6.2.3 has been released.
Changes:
* Several fixes and improvements in the GEDCOM Exporter and Importer.
* Sources List now shows source abbreviations.
* Web Media improved.
* Date parsing improved.
* Descendant Chart improved.
* Performance [...]

Behind the Scenes of the British Library Digital Newspaper Project

Online publisher Brightsolid has worked with IBM to digitise four million pages of the British Library's historical newspaper collection for online access as part of a 10-year big data analytics project that could cost Brightsolid millions [...]

India Exhumes Graves of Japanese World War II Soldiers

The remains of 11 Japanese soldiers killed in World War II are being exhumed at a war cemetery in the north-eastern Indian city of Guwahati. Three Japanese officials are in the city to take back the [...]

Egypt Library Czar Calls for New Archives Law

In an interview this week with Egypt's official Middle East News Agency, Zein Abdel-Hadi, recently appointed head of the Egyptian National Library and Archives, laid out an ambitious plan to revamp Egypt's National Library, restructure the [...]

British Archaeologist Destroys Holocaust Deniers' Argument with Mass Grave Find at Treblinka

A British forensic archaeologist has unearthed fresh evidence to prove the existence of mass graves at the Nazi death camp Treblinka - scuppering the claims of Holocaust deniers who say it was merely a transit camp.
Some [...]

Up to a Dozen Victims of Great Irish Famine Unearthed

The remains of up to a dozen people, possible victims of the Great Famine in the 19th Century, have been discovered in a grave in north Galway.
The skeletal remains were uncovered by contractors working on [...]

FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.1.17.0 Update Released

Other Tools - Windows - Purchase
FamilyInsight for Windows 2012.1.17.0 has been released.
Changes:
* Fixed a crash. [...]

GeneaStar: Latest Famous Genealogies

The following genealogies have been added to GeneaStar:
Crystal Gayle, Cole Younger, Jim Younger, Bob Younger, John Younger, Vanessa Rousso, Bill Bixby, Dick Cheney, Mia Farrow, Uma Thurman, Kyra Sedgwick, Michelle Phillips, Kate Middleton, Montgomery Clift, Bette [...]

Stalin Digital Archive Nears Completion

The Yale University Press will likely make the Stalin Digital Archive, which will contain more than 28,000 documents related to former Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin, available for purchase by this summer, according to John Donatich, [...]

Hundreds of Lost Darwinian Specimens Discovered in Cabinet

A collection of hundreds of fossil specimens, including some gathered by Darwin on his travels, have been discovered after 165 years hidden in an old cabinet.
The 314 slides were found by Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang from the [...]

Titanic Link to Italian Costa Concordia Disaster

Valentina Capuano could not believe it when the luxury cruise ship she was on began to sink - she only hoped that she would be saved like her grandmother, who survived the Titanic disaster, 100 years [...]

Auschwitz Documents Surface, Then Vanish

Before the Nazis fled Auschwitz in January 1945, they destroyed most of the incriminating documents relating to their operation of the death camp, in which over a million people perished.
According to Polish media reports, two unidentified [...]

Rare World War II Photographs Show American Soldiers' Fight for Survival in Brutal Battle of Saipan

It is the little-known battle that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans during World War II.
But now black-and-white photographs, captured by Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, show the everyday horrors for the U.S. soldiers [...]

Martin Luther King Digital Archive Opens to Public

The King Center has published 200,000 personal documents belonging to Martin Luther King Jr, as the US marks the civil rights leader's birthday. The online archive contains personal notes, telegrams to John F Kennedy and a [...]

Last Check for Abraham Lincoln Wrote the Day Before He Was Assassinated Is Discovered After 150 Years

A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault [...]

Irish Genealogical Site Unearths Walt Disney's Irish Roots

An Irish family history website have discovered records which reveal that Walt Disney's ancestors rented 33 acres of land in County Kilkenny.
Dublin based website findmypast.ie have uncovered documents clearly showing the family's links to the small [...]

Are You Related to Edgar Allan Poe?

He was born Edgar Poe, on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, the second child of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. He had an elder brother, William Henry Leonard Poe, and [...]

England - Dorset Libraries Seek Volunteers

Campaigners in Dorset are warning that nine of the county's libraries could close unless sufficient numbers of volunteers can be found to run them. In July, the county council voted to withdraw funding from the libraries [...]

GeneaNet - New Search Options: 'Nearby Places' and 'Name of Parents'

Two new search options have been added for GeneaNet Club Privilege members: 'Nearby Places' and 'Name of Parents'.The 'Nearby Places' option allows you to automatically extend the search to places which are close to the selected one.The 'Name of Parents' [...]

Dog Tag Lost in World War I Returned to Soldier's Son

After 94 years, Infantryman Kent Potter's World War I dog tag has returned home to Chase County, Kansas.
Potter was a member of Unit 139, of the 134th Infantry Division, Company M, U. S. Army. [...]

India: 213-Year-Old Monument Loses Colour After Wash!

A controversy has now erupted after Jaipur's 213-year-old iconic monument Hawa Mahal was washed for the first time two days ago.
The clean-up drive, aimed at washing off pigeon droppings and removing stains deposited over the years, [...]

TreeDraw 4.0.1 Update Released

Charts and Diagrams - Windows - Purchase
TreeDraw 4.0.1 has been released.
Changes:
* PCs running Vista/Win7 with UAC turned on gave a warning when starting TreeDraw. Fixed. [...]

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