CROCKER, JULIE ALEXANDER October 15, 1973-February 12, 2007, Tragically on Tuesday February 12, at the age of 33. Beloved wife of Christopher Little. Devoted and loving mother to Madison aged 4 and MacKenzie aged 3. Beloved daughter and best friend of Judy Crocker and the late Jim Crocker. Loving sister deeply mourned by Stephanie (David Donovan) and Jill (Michael Dubrick). Very special granddaughter to Donald and the late Betty Hendry, [Montreal] Norma and the late John Crocker, [Victoria] and the late Isabelle Crocker. Julie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Aileen Little [Myron], Barry Little [Kathy] and best friend Nancy Kocovski. She leaves to mourn her cousins Jessica, John, Shannon and Jennifer. With their cousins, Julie, Stephanie and Jill spent most of their summers growing up on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont, with Nana and Bud. She leaves her aunts and uncles, Wendy and Barry MacDonald, [Montreal] Penny-Sue and Ross Purcell [Port Hope], and Mary and John Crocker [Toronto], all of whom are deeply saddened by her untimely death. Julie was born in Montreal and grew up in Mississauga and Markham. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario and for the last five years she has worked as an account manager at Rogers Media in the CHFI sales department. She was loved and respected by her colleagues and was an exemplary and accomplished employee. She was an active participant in community activities and particularly through her consistent and significant involvement with the Markham Fair. Julie was a special person with an enthusiastic and ebullient spirit. She was a kind and thoughtful individual who loved life and lived it to its fullest. She will be sadly missed by many. Visitation will be held at DIXONGARLAND FUNERAL HOME 166 Main Street N. (Markham Rd) Markham on Thursday February 15 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9pm. Funeral at Central United Church 131 Main Street, Unionville, L3R 2G3, on Friday, February 16th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Orphan's Hope would be appreciated. [18 Parkview Hill Crescent, Toronto, M4B 1P6 ] Online condolence may be left with the family at www.dixongarland.com<
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I wish I were joking.
Next up....the Jews created global warming to take over the world.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With tourists streaming into town for Mardi Gras celebrations, a spasm of gun violence left two people dead and seven wounded _ more bad news for a city struggling to rebuild itself and its tourism industry.
Officials noted the bloodshed did not occur near any of the parades Thursday night to celebrate Carnival, which culminates Tuesday in Mardi Gras.
The two unrelated shootings were not random or part of a robbery, and the victims were all targeted, Sgt. Joe Narcisse said.
In the first shooting Thursday evening, three people were shot, two fatally, in a car parked in the Ninth Ward, far from the heart of the party. The survivor _ the car’s driver _ told police he knew and had given a ride to the man who shot them, Narcisse said.
Another shooting wounded six people, one critically, early Friday at a Mid-City nightclub. The gunman escaped in a stampede that followed.
Not only that but relevant documents, photographs and film footage, which show that the explosives and arsenals used in the attack were American, will soon be made public.
The Iranian certainly know how to generate propaganda. Somehow I would have thought they could have worked in the Israelis in the bombing.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Ravu awakes on day five to see Sylvia arrive by boat. This is the first she has seen her new tribe and their camp Sylvia is shocked to learn that they did not have fire in the camp. She feels extraneous and out of the loop with the group having missed the last day wit them. M
Earl says that he is beyond starving and he finds mangos that are not ripe yet. The tribe climbs and continues to look but doesn't find other fruit. Erica locates some pineapples and Ravu is in heaven having the fruit to sustain them.
For today's challenge each tribe will paddle out and around their flag. They must gather four crates and when they have them back on shore on their mat. Then they can assemble a puzzle and raise their flag. The winners will receive fishing gear, and Ravu will also be playing for flint. Ravu plays hard and has a bit of a lead untying their crate. The tribe working best together will win this. Erica has the idea right and her Ravu tribemates aren't listening. With her tribe in disagreement on how to put it together Moto pulls into the lead. Moto gets theirs together and runs to put the flag up. Moto has won and is safe from tribal council. Moto sends Earl to Exile Island. The good news for Earl is that he will be safe from tribal council while on the Island. Ravu is informed that they will be going to tribal council tonight and one of them will be going home.
At Ravu, the guys talk about how Erica freaked out at the challenge. Mookie thinks that Erica is the threat and Sylvia will be next. The tribe continues to talk and think that it might be best to send Sylvia home since they felt more comfortable before she came to join them.
Erica, Sylvia, Erica, Sylvia, Erica, Erica, Erica. Erica is the second person voted out of Survivor Fiji.
While speculation swirls around what police called the "complicated relationships" in the case and the possibility Ms Menendez was abducted from her Etobicoke home and killed elsewhere, the story of a husband charged with killing his wife is a familiar one. Just in York Region, Wendy LaFleche of Aurora and her two children Victoria and Jesse, Thayalini Subramaniam of Markham, Rose Boroja of Markham are among those slain. In each case, the male partner of the victim was charged.
Violence against women and children is still a serious societal problem.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
So, how do Conservative supporters square the circle between their own deep-seated antipathy towards the environment and the various initiatives currently being taken or under consideration by the Harper government? I think many Conservatives don’t feel that Harper is sincere in his commitment to the environment but is simply responding to public opinion. And I'm with them on this one.
This week Harper announced $1.5 billion in funding to help the provinces facilitate their efforts to go green. The money will be set aside in the next federal budget and will therefore only be distributed if the budget passes. Don’t hold your breath on that one.
Then there was another announcement at the Toronto International Auto Show, of a green initiative to make environmentally friendly cars more affordable. Now, if you’re like me, I bet you probably figured that meant tax incentives, didn’t you? Nope. Instead, the money is going to provide fuel consumption stickers, guides and websites encouraging consumers to buy currently available fuel-efficient vehicles. Holy shit! What a terrific investment.
The picture painted by the Chris Little when he called 911 was that a jealous Ms. Menendez first killed Ms. Crocker and then took her own life by hanging herself from the rafters of the garage. In fruitless efforts to revive Ms. Menendez, the caller explained, he had cut her body down, which was why she was on the garage floor when police arrived.
However, the police have no confession and they won't get one with John Rosen representing Mr Little.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
We have to move all this snow out of the way but wait. Big winds coming tonight so it will be blown back on the roads and driveways. Tonight will be -20C (-4F) but with the winds it will feel like at least
I still believe in global warming, but just barely.
The initial presumption, by most people, is that they were in love. It has been speculated that they were either young lovers who died in each others arms during some sort of natural disaster or that they were an older couple who wanted to spend eternity as they had lived their lives.
Then I reported that there was a theory going around that the couple might be gay.
Scientist have several new theories about what really happened.
Theory One: The couple is comprised of a doddering billionaire and his "fresh from the sex industry" wife. She expected to quickly outlive him and enjoy his fortune. Unfortunately, local custom required that she be buried with him and the rest of his "property".
Theory Two: They were having a "staring contest" to see who would have to milk the goat. It kinda got out of hand.
Theory Three: The Olsen Twins latest diet.
Theory Four: "I wonder if I turned the gas off?"
Theory Five: In the early days, Cupid used real arrows.
Below is Drew in 1995 on Letterman.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
For example, in one episode Michael asks a female employee to act out a lesbian love scene during its anti-harassment training. Julie Elgar suggests that this is sexual harassment and the litigation value is in excess of $700,000.
In another episode he informs the staff that their branch is being closed by yelling “we’re screwed”. Julie Elgar indicates that not only does it create turmoil among the employees, but it comes nowhere close to meeting the requirements of the WARN Act. She suggests the litigation value is $150,000.
Monday, February 12, 2007
The confrontation at the doorway of King West Optical, captured by CityTV television cameras, occurred during what was to be the latest installment of Peter Silverman's "Silverman Helps" segment on the store. He didn't see to care that the camera was rolling. What a maniac!
Here is the top 10:
2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
3 B.B. King
4 Eric Clapton
5 Robert Johnson
6 Chuck Berry
7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Ry Cooder
9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stone
The rest of the list is here.
The accidental stowaway, whom a truck driver discovered sleeping inside a pipe he had hauled into Canada, was released on Friday night into a park in Torrance, Calif., before a crowd that included wildlife workers, media and a local politician. The animal paused briefly to acknowledge the onlookers before scampering out of her cage and toward another skunk who happened to be in the area.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
According to Angus Reid Strategies, the Conservative attack ads on Stephane Dion didn’t work.
Before viewing the ads, 40% of Canadians said Dion would make the best Prime Minister of Canada, while 36% selected Stephen Harper. After viewing the spots, the percentages remained almost identical, with Dion at 39% and Harper at 36%.
Wonder how much money the Conservatives wasted on these ads?
Rep. Rohrabacher: Global Warming May Have Been Caused By ‘Dinosaur Flatulence’During congressional hearings on climate change, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) — one of many members who do not believe in man-made global warming — questioned the authors of the report about a period of dramatic climate change that occured 55 million years ago. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?’
I hadn't this one before. So could it be flatulence again?
"The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations notified Geno's owner Joey Vento this week that it has found probable cause that his sign urging patrons to order in English is discriminatory. The next step is to schedule a hearing to settle the dispute or to escalate the charges against the owner of the South Philadelphia sandwich stand.
Vento, who argues that the sign expresses opinions protected by the First Amendment, has enlisted the support of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a conservative public interest law firm in Atlanta that last year won a settlement for an Ohio bar owner who faced similar charges.
Just another reason why I go to Mama's Pizza in Bala Cynwyd for cheesesteaks when I'm in Philly.
Initially it was felt by the team that the two were almost certainly a man and woman, but closer scrutiny of pelvic measurements showed that both skeletons were more consistent with the male sex
On Tuesday, an Atlantic Beach theater and comedy club in Florida altered one of the titles on its marquee, which lists the titles of several oncoming events. The theatre replaced the word "vagina" in the play titled The Vagina Monologues to "hoohaa" after a woman called and complained about being offended.
Two days later, The Hoohaa Monologues was restored to its original title - The Vagina Monologues - after the play's organizers demanded it be changed back.