Friday, May 22, 2009

Don't Forget the Lyrics' worth remembering to see tonight

Summertime Fridays are a dead zone for most networks, but Fox is trying. Tonight, it launches the summer run of "Lyrics." Rock star Meat Loaf teams with his daughter, Pearl Aday, as contestants. A week later, a new scripted show ("Mental") will follow at 8 p.m. Filling the spot tonight, Fox inserts a rerun of the terrific "House" season-opener. When the previous season ended, Amber (Wilson's loved one) had died. It was partly House's fault; now Wilson has quit his job and his friendship. Tonight's patient is the assistant to a hard-driving female executive. House spouts some nonsense (as he tends to) against feminism, while diagnosing her. Tonight's Might-See: "Everybody Hates Chris," 7 and 8 p.m., CW. This clever series -- with Chris Rock narrating a comic version of his boyhood -- has spent its fourth season buried in Friday obscurity. Here's a second chance to catch the start of the season. In the first episode, Chris starts high school in an all-white home room with a bigoted teacher. In the second, he'll help a classmate with home-ec skills, in exchange for being hooked up with a hot girl. Meanwhile, Chris' younger sister Tonya has trouble. In the first episode, she's too blunt while helping at the salon; in the second, she's supposed to take care of a neighbor's fish. Also, their mom is annoyed by the return of Tasha's mother, a talkative ex-con. Other choices include: "Ghost Whisperer," 7 p.m., CBS. This rerun offers a fresh worry for online users: A ghost is stalking young women who use a gaming site. Isn't there some sort of anti-virus for that? "Howie Do It," 7 and 7:30 p.m., NBC. In the first episode, a man with no singing or dancing talent is told he's competing in "Unisexy 5000," to form a new pop group; also, Howie Mandel plays an uncooperative concierge. The second includes a botched magic trick; Criss Angel guests. "Fred Claus" (2007), 7 p.m., HBO. Who knew that Santa Claus had a self-centered brother named Fred? He's played convincingly by Vince Vaughn, in a pleasant-enough comedy that has Paul Giamatti as Santa. "Unforgiven" (1992), 7-10 p.m., History Channel. Clint Eastwood directed this cowboy classic and plays a former gunman, trying one last job. The film is slow at times, but beautifully crafted. It won four Oscars (best picture, director and editing, plus Gene Hackman in support) and was nominated for five more. There's great work from Morgan Freeman, Frances Fisher, Richard Harris and more. "Flashpoint," 8 p.m., CBS. This rerun sees a man hold a courtroom captive, while trying to prove he was wrongly convicted."Numb3rs," 9 p.m., CBS. Expensive things are being stolen from a shipping service, in this rerun. Meanwhile, Don loses confidence in the FBI, after a colleague is killed.

Monday, May 18, 2009

4 design of 2009 Lincoln pennies

The United States Mint will mint and issue four different 2009 Lincoln pennies in recognition of the bicentennial birth of President Abraham Lincoln and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent. While the obverse or heads side of the penny remains unchanged, the new reverse designs beautifully portray facets of Lincoln’s life, with the first cent officially launched into circulation on Feb. 12, at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

2009 Lincoln Pennies

2009 Lincoln Cent Design One

2009 Lincoln Cent Design Four
2009 Lincoln Cent Design Two

When the first 2009 penny was issued on Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, it marked the first redesign of the cent in 50 years. At the time the 2009 Lincoln cent designs were first revealed, United States Mint Director Ed Moy said:

“This is a momentous occasion in the history of our Nation’s coinage because these designs represent the first change in the Lincoln cent in half a century.

These coins are a tribute to one of our greatest Presidents whose legacy has had a lasting impact on our country. He believed all men were created equal, and his life was a model for accomplishing the American dream through honesty, integrity, loyalty, and a lifetime of education.”

Each penny will be released into general circulation at approximately three-months intervals throughout 2009. Although the US Mint has not officially declared exact release dates, the expected launch dates for the second, third and fourth penny are May 14, Aug. 13 and Nov. 12.

At the conclusion of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Program — years 2010 and beyond — the one-cent coin will feature a reverse design that will be "emblematic of President Lincoln’s preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country."

2009 Lincoln Silver Dollars further honor America’s revered leader. The United States Mint has struck collector proof and uncirculated silver coins with a limited total mintage of 500,000.

2009 Lincoln Silver Dollars

Lincoln Silver Dollar Proof Coin
Lincoln Silver Dollar Uncirculated Coin

In the first week of sales alone, 116,558 of the proofs and 61,164 of the uncirculated coins were purchased by collectors. By the second week, nearly half of the authorized mintage was sold.

The Lincoln coins were authorized through the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, which was signed into law (Public Law 109-145) on Dec. 22, 2005 by President George Bush.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Survivor series comes to an end

I was watching the survivor series last night and geee!.. I really like the tribal councils result. Finally "Coach " is four cast away were left. On Sunday it's the finale of the series and I am excited to know who is the real survivor on this series. What I am hoping to win is JT. He has done a great job on this tribal and his a very tough competitor. Hopefully he will win but all will depend on the juries vote.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Heel Stick: Genetic Screening

The Heel Stick test is a genetic analysis performed on newborn babies to screen for potentially fatal genetic disorders.

Why do I need a Heel Stick test for my baby?

Although your living family may not have certain genetic disorders it is not out of the realm of possibility that a recessive gene may have become active in your child. The test can prevent permanent disability, mental retardation and in some cases death.

How are Heel Stick tests performed?

The Heel Stick test is done soon after you child is born, usually within the first 48 hours. Your baby’s heel is pricked and a few drops of blood are taken for analysis; the nurse collects nine or ten drops of blood and ships the sample to a lab to get tested. It is often wise to get your baby tested multiple times in order to produce the most accurate results.What disorders are tested for?

There are five categories of disorders that are screened:

Amino acid metabolism disorders
Babies with amino acid metabolism disorders, as the name suggests, have problems metabolizing certain amino acids. Babies born with amino acid metabolism disorders have missing or defective enzymes that metabolize proteins. The amino acids either are not broken down or the body cannot transport the amino acids into the cells. As a result, amino acids or nitrogen (a component of amino acids) build up in the body to toxic levels. Amino acid metabolism disorders include Phenylketonuria(PKU), Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), Homocystinuria (HCY), Citrullinemia (CIT), Argininosuccinic academia (ASA), and Tyrosinemia type I (TYR I).

Organic Acid Metabolism Disorders

Babies with organic acid metabolism disorders cannot process certain branched amino acids. Babies born with this disorder do not produce the enzymes or have malfunctioning enzymes that do not break down these amino acids properly. As a result, organic acids build up to toxic level in the body. Some organic acid metabolism disorders that your baby might be screened for are Isovaleric academia (IVA), Glutaric acidemia type I (GA I), and Hydroxymethylglutaric aciduria or HMG-CoA lyase (HMG).

Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders
Fatty acid oxidation refers to the way your body breaks down fat. Fat is broken down in several steps and requires a number of enzymes. If one of the enzymes in this process is not working properly the body cannot turn fat into energy for the body. The body’s main source of energy is glucose, but if there is no glucose available, your body turns to fat for energy. Babies with fatty acid oxidation disorders have malfunctioning enzymes so their bodies cannot turn fat into energy. Some examples of fatty acid oxidation disorders that your baby might be screened for are Long Chain 3-Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (LCHAD), Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCAD), Short Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD), Trifunctional Protein Deficiency (TFP Deficiency), or Very Long Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (VLCAD).

Hemoglobinopathies and sickle cell disease
Hemoglobinopathies and sickle cell disease are disorders caused by abnormal hemoglogin, a protein in red blood cells that is responsible for transporting oxygen to the body. Babies with these hemoglobinopathies may have problems with red blood cell production resulting in anemia (shortage of red blood cells) or produce abnormally shaped red blood cells that cause problems in blood circulation and damage easily. These disorders include sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, and Hb S/C disease.

Other disorders

Other disorders your baby might be screened for include Congenital hypothyroidism (a hormone deficiency that causes problems with growth and brain development), Biotinidase deficiency, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (an endocrine disorder that affects hormone production from the adrenal gland), or Cystic Fibrosis (a life threatening disease that causes mucous secretions in the lungs to become thick causing severe respiratory problems).

If your baby tests positive during the Heel Stick screening you will need to bring your child in for additional testing. The tests are very sensitive so false positives are a common occurrence. You may need to consult a genetic specialist or pediatrician to entirely diagnose your child.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Job seekers

When I was working before, I was into sales. But I quit and left the Philippines for the States. Now I am back to zero. I do want to start a job soon especially that I already got my employment authorization which legally binds me to take a job. I am not picky when it comes to finding a job but I think I will excel more on the experiences that I have on sales. So right now I am into sales job search. I found this great website online that helps you find a job that fits for you. It is very easy, no hassle and gives you hope that you will really find a job. So job seekers out there, check it out.

The unbeatable lawyers

The siblings and lawyers had invaded the finale of "amazing race" last night. I really though that Luke and his mom is going to win because they were way ahead of the race but Luke got confused and was destructed on his last 2 pieces of the task and Victor got a head of him. It was an awesome ending. Winners were declared on a fair game and these amazing siblings had truly lead the game.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

AC compressor

Summer is almost here and have you noticed, the weather is changing everyday. What I mean about changing everyday is, it is getting hotter and hotter and soon it's humid and can you imagine that? Well, yes because I myself can relate. An air conditioner really helps a lot during this season but how about when you are out or have to buy something in the store, has your car has an air conditioner? Better be. Check your AC Compressor regularly and make sure it's working before you burn inside your car. Also visit for assistance on this matter.

Great Sunday

It was a fine day today. We went to the church and as always it's great to be in the house of God praising him. The service went great. When we got home, I took a nap then when I woke up I worked on the yard, mowed and water my plants. Well I am a little tired and ready for bed. I hope you guys had a wonderful day today and have a good night..Ciao

Friday, May 8, 2009

Void Phone System

If you have business, you always want things covered and updated. You have to use a certain tool or software to make your business more accessible, more upgraded, more inviting, easy to find with excellent communication. One system that can help business owners to run their business properly VOIP Phone Systems. This is a downloadable piece of software that you install on a computer or laptop and once downloaded all you need is a USB or blue tooth headset for voice communication and your PC is now also your VoIP phone. This is the software that most businesses use now with an active agent getting all the data that goes to their system.


I am so tired. Today we were over at Mr. Jim's property and help clean out. It's so tiring gathering the tree trunks and branches to the burn pile. Wheewww! The sun is up while we were working and it really hot. We will still help them in the next few days.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Summer time, landscaping time

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Friday, May 1, 2009

MU student helps rally for Invisible Children in Chicago

Hundreds of people from across the globe gathered in Chicago on Thursday to spread the word about children's rights in Uganda, Africa. The Rescue of Joseph Kony's Child Soldiers event hosted by Invisible Children was held Saturday in 100 cities across the world, including Huntington. However, Chicago is the last city to be officially rescued, and Invisible Children supporters rallied to the city to help. Brittney Withrow, sophomore international affairs major from Charleston and vice president of the Marshall Invisible Children subchapter, elected to miss all of her classes this week to travel to Chicago to help the city get rescued. "I am the only one from West Virginia here," Withrow said. "There are people here from all over the country. So many college students are here, and they have skipped classes, moved finals and have had papers pushed back. Some have even lost their jobs already. We aren't leaving until we are rescued." Cities must secure media, a government official and a celebrity in order to be rescued. Withrow said the group of about 450 supporters wants either Oprah Winfrey or President Barack Obama to rescue them. Withrow said the group posted a video on YouTube that called for Winfrey to address the cause and rescue the city. The supporters sang, "Oprah, come rescue us in the name of love" in the video. They also rallied outside of Winfrey's office building and broadcast a live newsfeed on The site received more than 1,000 hits per minute, Withrow said. Withrow said she hopes Winfrey or Obama will address the situation soon and said the crises in Uganda are often overlooked. Ian Sullivan, junior history major from Huntington and subchapter president, said Huntington was rescued Monday by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall. Withrow said she chose to head to Chicago after Huntington was rescued. Withrow said a group of "rescue riders" from various U.S. cities helped rescue Huntington and said she wanted to do the same thing to help out another city. She said the group plans to stay for as long as possible to show its support and encourage others to acknowledge General Joseph Kony's injustices toward children. The group is mimicking what children in Uganda hope for every day - to be rescued. "Giving up on doing this would be giving up on the children," Withrow said.