Pick Up Sticks Jewelry Co. Charm Necklace – Make It Part of Your Dance

Pick Up Sticks Jewelry Co. Charm Necklace – Make It Part of Your Dance

  • Created by Pick Up Sticks Jewelry Co.
  • Handmade in New Mexico
  • Charm approx. 3/4″ X 1″
  • Chain is 18″ in length

Inspiring Words to take through life, this delightful charm has a message to share. Every charm from Pick Up Sticks Jewelry Co. tells a personal story, whether based on the lives of the artists Sabrina and Glena or the women who inspire them. Each charm is vintage inspired artwork framed behind glass and encased in pewter. Whatever makes life unique – Sabrina and Glena hope to help the wearer feel a personal connection to each piece by capturing “photographic memories” in their designs.

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Necklace made of various aluminum cans, and 1 red pull tab. The charms are backed in EVA foam and the necklace is light as a feather.

This is just about my fav thing made this year. I have ADD and it sums up what my brain deals with every day. I named it "Bing" after those new TV search engine commercials …I absolutely love that ad campaign about our 21st century society and information overload. It doesn’t take much to over load me…but I have had nearly 53 years of practice now.

I pick up aluminum cans off the streets, and out of trash bins, bring home and wash throughly. Then I create something of value with them.
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This giant bookmark for our giant book of prints, a bit of a joke to make our folder look like a giant book, since all our neighbours were selling books, an we, oddly were selling big prints off of a table.

The scarf was retrieved the previous night from the street, where it had just fallen from a drunk Swiss soccer fan on his way home from watching the nation’s team play in the World Cup. He was too drunk to be aware of a whole bunch of people calling after him that he dropped his scarf. Only slightly tipsy from an evening out in Basel, Mickie then picks it up and adorns it himself!

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PHOTO CAPTION: U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program martial artist 2nd Lt. Steven Ostrander kicks New Jersey’s Jonathan Lee in the face during his 12-1 semifinal victory en route to his third career crown in the heavyweight division of the U.S. National Taekwondo Championships July 5 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. (Photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs)

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Soldiers strike gold, two silvers at U.S. National Taekwondo Championships 090713

By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs

AUSTIN, Texas – Second Lt. Steven Ostrander struck gold, and Sgts. William Rider and Louis Davis won silver medals at the 2009 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships on July 5.

Ostrander, a U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program martial artist from San Antonio, celebrated a homecoming of sorts by winning his third national crown before family and friends at the Austin Convention Center.

Ostrander’s mother, father, nephew and two best friends since first grade witnessed his dominating performance on the national stage.

“My friends had never seen me fight, and my parents had not seen me fight live, both of them together, since 2001,” Ostrander said. “I’ve been fighting all over the place and it’s hard to get out and see me, so being here in Austin was really a treat.”

Ostrander, however, wished one other person could have attended the tournament: 1st Lt. Amanda Ostrander, his wife, who is deployed at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

“I’m going to e-mail her as soon as I get back to my hotel room,” said Ostrander, a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University who has a formal wedding scheduled for December, when Amanda returns from deployment. “She completely supports me and wishes she could have been here. I’m always telling my friends that this is what I do for my job, so I wanted to put on a good performance for them and just take care of business.”

Ostrander got busy in his first heavyweight match, a 12-1 victory over Jonathan Lee of New Jersey. He capped the conquest with a spin-hook kick that dropped Lee, who took a standing eight-count during the waning seconds of the bout.

“I knew that he was going to come hard,” said Ostrander, a 6-foot-2, 224-pounder. “I felt that he was coming and just went ahead and spun. In 2006, I had a knockout with a spin-hook kick. I thought I might have caught him, too, but he was a big guy and it just wasn’t hard enough.”

Ostrander received three points for the head shot and one more for the standing eight in the sport that awards three points for a kick to the head, two points for a back kick or turning behind jump kick, and one point for a regular single kick or a punch that creates tremble and shock. About 90 percent of the scoring is kick-oriented.

Tae means “to strike with the feet.” Kwon means “destroying with the hand or the fist.” Do means “way” or “method.” Taekwondo is believed to be one of the oldest Oriental arts of unarmed self-defense. In ancient times, the Korean people were forced to fight to protect or regain their independence from the Chinese, the Scytho-Siberians of Central Asia, the Mongol Hordes, the Marauders, and the armies of Japan.

“This is not a gentlemen’s sport,” understated Army WCAP Taekwondo coach David Bartlett, a four-time national champion and two-time Team USA member, who is serving as an assistant coach for the 2009-10 U.S. National Team.

Ostrander’s semifinal opponent defaulted because of injury.

“I was actually kind of disappointed about that,” Ostrander said. “Normally, my first match is my toughest because of first-fight jitters, getting warmed up, and making sure everything is ready. My second fight is usually one of my better fights, and I get stronger as the day goes on. Going into the finals, the other guy had a fight (in the semis) so he was still warm, but I had to go to the back and take care of myself. Because I was feeling really good today, I wanted to keep that up, especially with my family and friends here to see me fight.”

Ostrander did not let them down. He prevailed 14-1 over Mehdi Dehghani of Virginia in the finals.

“I came out with a job to do and the national team coach was sitting on the sidelines watching,” Ostrander said. “This year was the year to make a statement. I didn’t get picked for the Pan Am Team last September, and we went through a trial camp, just like we’re going to in January. Me and coach Bartlett talked about it earlier this week, and said, ‘Hey, this is the opportunity to make that statement so that there is no choice when that camp comes around – that their mind is made up before, saying, ‘Hey, this is the guy that we want on the team.’

“It was a challenge for myself. Going for my third national championship, I can’t go back from here, I can only go forward. Not only did I have the pressure of winning, but repeating. That’s sometimes the hardest thing to do. The first guy only scored one point, and my goal was to keep the next guy to one or less. That’s one of my strengths – to shut someone down.”

A three-time NCAA champion for the Aggies, Ostrander won senior men’s national titles in 2002 and 2008. He also won a silver medal in the 2002 Collegiate World Championships at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2005, he served as captain for the Collegiate National Team that competed in Izmir, Turkey, where he lost his first match by one point in overtime to an Iranian.

Ostrander, 26, joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program in August of 2006.

“WCAP gives me the opportunity to have no other worries except for training,” he said. “I want to thank the men and women who are deployed. I was thinking about that, too – being here and being able to represent them and do well for them.

“I was talking to Amanda the other day and all the people over there would love to be in our position – love to have the ability to do what we do. Just to be allowed to live the life that I want to and do what I love to do, it’s just amazing. I couldn’t ask for better support from my teammates, my coach and everybody within the program and out of the program. It’s overwhelming sometimes.

“I know that I wouldn’t have done what I did today without the help of my teammates.”

Bartlett said he “couldn’t ask for more” from Ostrander.

“He’s kind of like a teddy bear,” Bartlett said. “He doesn’t have the most intimidating look. He doesn’t have a loud and exciting personality. But when he gets out there, he knows how to flip the switch. He’s a competitor and he’s a monster. He wants to win. He wants to show everybody that they may think one thing, but he’s going to be the guy to get it done.

“He was perfect.”

Rider, a WCAP martial artist from Orangeburg, S.C., lost 5-3 in the featherweight finale to 17-year-old Jaysen Ishida of Hawaii. The score was tied at 3 in the second of three 2-minute periods, but Ishida tallied one more point in both the second and third.

“It was a good match against a tough opponent; I just didn’t dominate like I should have,” said Rider, who has competed in five national championships. “I should have drawn his shots out a little more. I felt confident going into and throughout the match. In the third round, I kind of let it get away from me and I had to play catch-up.

“I’m very disappointed – 365 days until my next chance.”

In his quarterfinal match, Rider rallied from a 5-2 deficit after two periods to defeat Colorado’s Jacob Amerman in sudden-death overtime. Rider pulled into an 8-8 tie with a kick that dropped Amerman in the waning seconds of the third period.

“I’ve trained with him before,” Rider said. “Even though I was down on points, I just had to stick to coach and mine’s plan – not look for the big shot, hit him on points to the body, and stay confident.”

In the semifinals, Rider broke a 5-5 tie by knocking out Californian Cory King with a powerful kick to the ribs with 1 minute, 3 seconds remaining in the second round.

“In my 25 years of Taekwondo, I think that’s the second time I’ve ever seen a body shot knockout, and the first from a roundhouse kick,” Bartlett said. “I have to give thanks to the strength and conditioning program of Master Sgt. Mike Mielke.”

“It was good for my first time in the medal rounds to get a knockout to get through the semis and into the final,” Rider said. “At this point, I just have to get my body healthy, get ready for the camp, and make the World Cup Team.”

“There’s a mental toughness that comes with being a national champion,” Bartlett said. “That’s where we fell short. Now the athlete has to live with that for another year. It’s a high-tension match. The superstar likes to compete in the final round – likes the spotlight. I think right now, today was a little too much for him to deal with.”

Davis, 38, of Fort Lewis, Wash., banged up his right foot, right knee and tore tendons in his left thumb before losing 3-2 to Georgia’s Curtis Barnett in the finals of the welterweight division. Competing in his eighth national championship tournament, Davis said he blocked out the pain until his day was done.

“I didn’t feel a darn thing until after the (final) match was over,” said Davis, who injured his thumb during a semifinal victory over Darrell Rydholm, a former member of WCAP. “I just chalked it up as ‘bang, I got hit.’”

The goal for Davis, a 2005 national champion, was to win another gold medal before deploying to Iraq in October.

“I did my best to follow coach’s instructions to the letter, but there is more I can do,” Davis said. “In the final, I made errors that I should not have made. I was better than the other guy, however, I just made one too many errors. I got impatient.

“I won’t make any excuses. I need to work more. There are a few things I need to tighten up. I’m too good at this sport to be dropped down by simple mistakes.”

Davis, a native of Chicago reared in Minneapolis, Minn., said this tournament was personal.

“This fight was for my 2-year-old daughter, Cecelia,” he said. “I’m hoping that she will follow in my footsteps if her mother and I don’t bump heads too much. My wife is a good woman. Even though we have our differences, she’s still been very supportive of me in this sport.”

The personal nature of Davis’ fight was multi-dimensional.

“The truth of the matter, the other part is these guys,” he said. “Fighting side-by-side with these Soldiers, that’s a great honor. Our battlefield is that mat. We’re representing every Soldier – able-bodied, wounded, people who have gone out and paid the price – that’s what we do.

“The warrior ethos is applied to the fullest in this sport. The whole thing: always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. That’s us. We comprise all of that in this game.

“We get banged up – so what? We’re still staying in.”

Even at age 38, Davis refuses to quit.

“There are other things I need to accomplish before I can walk away from this,” he said. “I tried to take 2008 off to see how retirement felt, and it drove me crazy.

“This has been one of the best years this team has had,” added Davis, who first competed at nationals in 1997. “We came together as a team on such short notice and we went out there and took care of business, period.”

Bartlett seconded that sentiment.

“We train hard,” he said. “We train to win. No excuses. Somebody’s going to get their hand raised, and why not us? Two-thousand-twelve may seem like a long time, but to make that team, you’ve got to start now.

“We’re a lot closer today than we were yesterday.”

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…continued from preceding photo: How I create…I do not plan out nor draw out anything. I just pick up my scissors and start cutting. I never have a concept or idea in mind. I stare at the box and quickly "see" something in my head. I embellish with whatever I have around house or studio….see next photo…

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I got a little frustrated with my husband recently. It wasn’t a big deal. He did something that annoyed me and I over-reacted. But, in the midst of our aggravation, we don’t always maintain perspective. So when the phone rang, I quickly picked it up and gave him a piece of my mind.

Only I hadn’t checked the caller ID on my cell phone. And it wasn’t him. I had just leashed my sarcastic tirade on a new acquaintance! Luckily it was a bad connection and the caller hadn’t heard my rant (at least she said she didn’t) but I was bright red from embarrassment.

And the lesson hit home loud and clear – always check to see whose calling before answering the phone!

In processing how much more embarrassed I would have been had she heard my actual words, I had to ask myself the obvious question. Why do I care more about what a relative stranger thinks of me than I do about my husband?

Clearly I had my priorities backwards. If I was going to lose my temper with anyone (not a behavior I’m advocating), it would be better to do so with a stranger or a mere acquaintance than with my life’s partner.

And over what did I react so strongly? Without humiliating myself further with the petty details, let’s just say that it was something trivial, something so minor in the grand (and even small) scheme of things that many would say it didn’t even merit a reaction at all (I’m blaming it on the jet lag and exhaustion).

But I’m actually grateful – not for my bad behavior but for the relatively painless wake-up call. It brought me back to reality. It gave me perspective. It refocused me on more appropriate behavior.

It’s too easy to take our close relationships for granted, not to be careful enough because, after all, he’s “stuck with me.” Or he’s the convenient recipient of my frustration just because he’s there or because I feel so comfortable I’ve let down my guard.

But I don’t want my husband to feel stuck with me! I want him to be excited and joyful about our relationship. And that’s what I need to communicate – no matter how I feel at any particular moment.

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For relationships that are precious to us, we need to be on our guard against these dangers. There’s too much at stake not to answer the phone – and every other situation – with a smile and a cheery hello. And to mean it.
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“Bing Necklace 2″ made of Recycled Aluminum Cans ~ 1 of 2 photos
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Beer, energy drink, and diet cola.

I pick up aluminum cans off the streets, and out of trash bins, bring home and wash throughly. Then I create something of value with them.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport:

On July 15, 1954, a graceful, swept-winged aircraft, bedecked in brown and yellow paint and powered by four revolutionary new engines first took to the sky above Seattle. Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company, the 367-80, better known as the Dash 80, would come to revolutionize commercial air transportation when its developed version entered service as the famous Boeing 707, America’s first jet airliner.

In the early 1950s, Boeing had begun to study the possibility of creating a jet-powered military transport and tanker to complement the new generation of Boeing jet bombers entering service with the U.S. Air Force. When the Air Force showed no interest, Boeing invested million of its own capital to build a prototype jet transport in a daring gamble that the airlines and the Air Force would buy it once the aircraft had flown and proven itself. As Boeing had done with the B-17, it risked the company on one roll of the dice and won.

Boeing engineers had initially based the jet transport on studies of improved designs of the Model 367, better known to the public as the C-97 piston-engined transport and aerial tanker. By the time Boeing progressed to the 80th iteration, the design bore no resemblance to the C-97 but, for security reasons, Boeing decided to let the jet project be known as the 367-80.

Work proceeded quickly after the formal start of the project on May 20, 1952. The 367-80 mated a large cabin based on the dimensions of the C-97 with the 35-degree swept-wing design based on the wings of the B-47 and B-52 but considerably stiffer and incorporating a pronounced dihedral. The wings were mounted low on the fuselage and incorporated high-speed and low-speed ailerons as well as a sophisticated flap and spoiler system. Four Pratt & Whitney JT3 turbojet engines, each producing 10,000 pounds of thrust, were mounted on struts beneath the wings.

Upon the Dash 80′s first flight on July 15, 1954, (the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Boeing Company) Boeing clearly had a winner. Flying 100 miles per hour faster than the de Havilland Comet and significantly larger, the new Boeing had a maximum range of more than 3,500 miles. As hoped, the Air Force bought 29 examples of the design as a tanker/transport after they convinced Boeing to widen the design by 12 inches. Satisfied, the Air Force designated it the KC-135A. A total of 732 KC-135s were built.

Quickly Boeing turned its attention to selling the airline industry on this new jet transport. Clearly the industry was impressed with the capabilities of the prototype 707 but never more so than at the Gold Cup hydroplane races held on Lake Washington in Seattle, in August 1955. During the festivities surrounding this event, Boeing had gathered many airline representatives to enjoy the competition and witness a fly past of the new Dash 80. To the audience’s intense delight and Boeing’s profound shock, test pilot Alvin "Tex" Johnston barrel-rolled the Dash 80 over the lake in full view of thousands of astonished spectators. Johnston vividly displayed the superior strength and performance of this new jet, readily convincing the airline industry to buy this new airliner.

In searching for a market, Boeing found a ready customer in Pan American Airway’s president Juan Trippe. Trippe had been spending much of his time searching for a suitable jet airliner to enable his pioneering company to maintain its leadership in international air travel. Working with Boeing, Trippe overcame Boeing’s resistance to widening the Dash-80 design, now known as the 707, to seat six passengers in each seat row rather than five. Trippe did so by placing an order with Boeing for 20 707s but also ordering 25 of Douglas’s competing DC-8, which had yet to fly but could accommodate six-abreast seating. At Pan Am’s insistence, the 707 was made four inches wider than the Dash 80 so that it could carry 160 passengers six-abreast. The wider fuselage developed for the 707 became the standard design for all of Boeing’s subsequent narrow-body airliners.

Although the British de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet and the Soviet Tupolev Tu-104 entered service earlier, the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were bigger, faster, had greater range, and were more profitable to fly. In October 1958 Pan American ushered the jet age into the United States when it opened international service with the Boeing 707 in October 1958. National Airlines inaugurated domestic jet service two months later using a 707-120 borrowed from Pan Am. American Airlines flew the first domestic 707 jet service with its own aircraft in January 1959. American set a new speed mark when it opened the first regularly-scheduled transcontinental jet service in 1959. Subsequent nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco took only 5 hours – 3 hours less than by the piston-engine DC-7. The one-way fare, including a surcharge for jet service, was 5.50, or 1 round trip. The flight was almost 40 percent faster and almost 25 percent cheaper than flying by piston-engine airliners. The consequent surge of traffic demand was substantial.

The 707 was originally designed for transcontinental or one-stop transatlantic range. But modified with extra fuel tanks and more efficient turbofan engines, the 707-300 Intercontinental series aircraft could fly nonstop across the Atlantic with full payload under any conditions. Boeing built 855 707s, of which 725 were bought by airlines worldwide.

Having launched the Boeing Company into the commercial jet age, the Dash 80 soldiered on as a highly successful experimental aircraft. Until its retirement in 1972, the Dash 80 tested numerous advanced systems, many of which were incorporated into later generations of jet transports. At one point, the Dash 80 carried three different engine types in its four nacelles. Serving as a test bed for the new 727, the Dash 80 was briefly equipped with a fifth engine mounted on the rear fuselage. Engineers also modified the wing in planform and contour to study the effects of different airfoil shapes. Numerous flap configurations were also fitted including a highly sophisticated system of "blown" flaps which redirected engine exhaust over the flaps to increase lift at low speeds. Fin height and horizontal stabilizer width was later increased and at one point, a special multiple wheel low pressure landing gear was fitted to test the feasibility of operating future heavy military transports from unprepared landing fields.

After a long and distinguished career, the Boeing 367-80 was finally retired and donated to the Smithsonian in 1972. At present, the aircraft is installated at the National Air and Space Museum’s new facility at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Gift of the Boeing Company

Manufacturer:
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1954

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Height 19′ 2": Length 73′ 10": Wing Span 129′ 8": Weight 33,279 lbs.

Physical Description:
Prototype Boeing 707; yellow and brown.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
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Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay” panorama
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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning:

In the P-38 Lockheed engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his team of designers created one of the most successful twin-engine fighters ever flown by any nation. From 1942 to 1945, U. S. Army Air Forces pilots flew P-38s over Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific, and from the frozen Aleutian Islands to the sun-baked deserts of North Africa. Lightning pilots in the Pacific theater downed more Japanese aircraft than pilots flying any other Allied warplane.

Maj. Richard I. Bong, America’s leading fighter ace, flew this P-38J-10-LO on April 16, 1945, at Wright Field, Ohio, to evaluate an experimental method of interconnecting the movement of the throttle and propeller control levers. However, his right engine exploded in flight before he could conduct the experiment.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company

Date:
1943

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 390 x 1170cm, 6345kg, 1580cm (12ft 9 9/16in. x 38ft 4 5/8in., 13988.2lb., 51ft 10 1/16in.)

Materials:
All-metal

Physical Description:
Twin-tail boom and twin-engine fighter; tricycle landing gear.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

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A Man in Hand … — Susan Hayden Daniels, 54, of Jupiter … Panacea, Florida 32346 (Jul 25, 2012) …item 2.. Wakulla Sheriff’s Office Looking into Possible Deepwater Horizon Fraud Case (25 July 2012 07:29) …
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During the course of the two meetings, Daniels ordered 75 meals from Posey’s Steam Room. Daniels provided a credit card to pay for the meals but her card only partially covered the cost.

WCSO investigators discussed the outstanding bill with Daniels by telephone and she refused to return to Wakulla County to address the issue.

As a result, Daniels has an active warrant for defrauding an innkeeper.
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"She did not talk to people on an individual basis. We were all in a room as a group and she stood in front of the group as a spokesperson," said a concerned citizen. "She told everybody that it doesn’t matter what your address is, make sure you have Wakulla County 32346 on there. She told us exactly what to circle. She told us to put our estimated lost wages would be 250000 or more."

The Florida Bar said based on the forms Daniels is handing out, she appears to be presenting herself as legal representation.

"You can’t do that in Florida unless you are a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. And so it’s problematic that this contract, your contracting with someone for them to provide you legal services that they can’t provide," said Lori Holcomb of The Florida Bar.
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…..item 1)…. WCTV News … www.wctv.tv/home … Coverage You Can Count On ! …

Posted: Tue 5:59 PM, Jul 24, 2012 … Reporter: Jacquie Slater …
Updated: Wed 1:52 AM, Jul 25, 2012

Oil Spill Victims Question Woman’s Advice

…EXCLUSIVE: FL Bar Looks into Claims Woman Offered Oil Spill Advice 7-24 11pm
…EXCLUSIVE: FL Bar Looks into Claims Woman Offered Oil Spill Advice 7-24 6pm
…EXCLUSIVE: FL Bar Looks into Claims Woman Offered Oil Spill Advice 7-24 5pm

www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/WCTV-EXCLUSIVE-Woman-Alleged–…

[UPDATE] July 24, 2012- 11pm
Susan Hayden Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. In town hall style forums residents say she claims chemicals sprayed following the BP Oil Spill are making them sick and that it isn’t safe for them to stay in Wakulla County or work on the water.

"There’s some of us ain’t been to work, you know, in four five days. You know, we don’t wanna kill nobody.We don’t wanna sell nobody no bad seafood, or eat seafood, or get any more of this stuff on as possible," said a Panacea based fisherman.

"She was basically warning people about the chemicals that are being sprayed over our waters. That it’s gonna kill us within five years. I mean she had us terrified," said a concerned citizen.

Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. Through word of mouth, residents heard about a woman promising to help them in law suits against BP.

Most of the people attending the meetings are commercial fisherman. Daniels says around fifty percent of them have difficulty reading or writing.

"I help them fill out the claim forms for this BP Oil Spill. I take them to the hospital when they get sick," said Daniels.

Some people at the meeting began questioning the legality of what she was presenting them. On forms Daniels hands out, she says she is with a group called The Mediators out of Jupiter, Florida. She also handed out forms saying people would be represented by Brent Coon and Associates, a law firm based out of Texas. A call to the Florida Bar revealed Daniels hasn’t been authorized to practice law in Florida since August of 2011. Eyewitness News reporter Jacquie Slater confronted Daniels at one of her meetings.

"I came here to help the people," said Daniels
"So you’re gonna say this paper didn’t come from you?" Slater asked.
"Ma’am, with all do respect, I have not given legal advice, tax advice, or medical advice. I am not….." said Daniels.
"You didn’t tell anybody how much to write down on these forms?" asked Slater.
"I beg your pardon?" asked Daniels.

"You didn’t tell people to write down 250000 in lost wages on a form?" asked Slater

"I talked to every person individual," said Daniels.

"She did not talk to people on an individual basis. We were all in a room as a group and she stood in front of the group as a spokesperson," said a concerned citizen. "She told everybody that it doesn’t matter what your address is, make sure you have Wakulla County 32346 on there. She told us exactly what to circle. She told us to put our estimated lost wages would be 250000 or more."

The Florida Bar said based on the forms Daniels is handing out, she appears to be presenting herself as legal representation.

"You can’t do that in Florida unless you are a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. And so it’s problematic that this contract, your contracting with someone for them to provide you legal services that they can’t provide," said Lori Holcomb of The Florida Bar.

Some residents are concerned Daniels is creating panic.

"She’s come in here and she’s told people cause you have a laceration on your arm, that’s cause of the water and you’re not gonna get healed up," said a citizen.

They want other people that were at the meetings to think before they sign over their personal information to Daniels.

"I believe we’re gonna get help. Somebody’s gonna come through for us. Um, but, uh, I don’t think she’s the one that’s gonna give it to us," said the concerned fisherman.

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[UPDATE] July 24, 2012- 6pm

Susan Daniels has not been authorized to practice law in Florida since August of 2011. The Florida Bar says that means she may have been misleading people in Wakulla County by saying she could help them file lawsuits against BP.

Daniels set up shop in Panacea late last week and recruited people to attend group meetings. People who were there say Daniels gave them packets of forms to fill out, saying they could make hundreds of thousands of dollars if they file a lawsuit. Those in attendance said Daniels instructed them how to fill out the forms, including how much to put down for lost wages. The Florida Bar said with an inactive status, Daniels would not be in a position to legally offer advice or services to prospective clients.

"You can’t do that in Florida unless you are a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. And so it’s problematic that this contract, your contracting with someone for them to provide you legal services that they can’t provide," said Lori Holcomb of The Florida Bar.

Daniels also handed out forms saying residents would be represented by Brent Coon and Associates, a law firm based out of Texas. The Florida Bar said without a Florida based attorney in their firm, Brent Coon does not have any legal right to solicit clients in the state of Florida. Eyewitness News called that firm and they claim they did not authorize Daniels to be holding these meetings.

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July 24, 2012- 5pm

Susan Hayden Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. In town hall style forums residents say she claims chemicals sprayed following the BP Oil Spill are making them sick and that it isn’t safe for them to stay in Wakulla County or work on the water. Residents tell us Daniels said she could help them receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements against BP. Some people said it all sounded too good to be true and contacted us for help.

On papers given to residents, Daniels says she is affiliated with a group called The Mediators out of Jupiter, Florida. Residents say they were confused as to who would be representing them, Daniels or Brent Coon and Associates, a Texas based law firm. One paper given to residents said any settlements would be paid to The Mediators. Another said payments would go through Brent Coon and Associates.
Daniels’ license to practice law in Florida has been inactive since August of 2011.

While looking at the forms herself, Lori Holcomb of the Florida Bar said Daniels seems to be practicing unlawfully.
Holcomb said anyone who gave Daniels their information can file a formal complaint with the Florida Bar Association.
A call to Brent Coons and Associates led to the law firm releasing the following statement:
"We are not aware of her efforts to conduct town hall meetings regarding the oil spill or to represent to the general public that she is somehow directly associated with our law firm. "
They do admit to working with Daniels as a consultant in the past. They say they do not support her claims that the chemicals are the cause of the illnesses.

They said, "We encourage Ms. Daniels and others dedicated to this cause to temper their comments and actions to the known facts and science."

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Susan Daniel’s arrest. They say she didn’t pay all of her bill at a local hotel and is being charged with defrauding an innkeeper for less than 0.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the WCSO. Coming up tonight at 6 we’ll hear more on the Florida Bar’s reaction to this story.
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…..item 2)…. Wakulla News … www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_News

Wakulla Sheriff’s Office Looking into Possible Deepwater Horizon Fraud Case
Written by Keith Blackmar, Public Information Officer, WCSO Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:29

www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_News/Local_News/Wakulla_Sheriff’s…

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate a possible fraud that occurred on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and July 21 at the Moose Lodge in Panacea, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

A woman, Susan Hayden Daniels, 54, of Jupiter, met with Panacea fishermen claiming she was representing a Texas law firm handling Deepwater Horizon claims.

During the course of the two meetings, Daniels ordered 75 meals from Posey’s Steam Room. Daniels provided a credit card to pay for the meals but her card only partially covered the cost. WCSO investigators discussed the outstanding bill with Daniels by telephone and she refused to return to Wakulla County to address the issue. As a result, Daniels has an active warrant for defrauding an innkeeper.
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www.wakulla.com/images/stories/GovernmentEvents/WCSO/frau…

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WCSO investigators have been in contact with representatives of the Florida Attorney General’s office and Florida Senator Bill Nelson’s office in an effort to determine if any illegal activity has occurred related to the claims process or personal information received from Panacea area commercial fishermen.

State aquaculture officials report that any information regarding dangers of catching or eating Florida seafood is false. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials continue to monitor water quality and report that the water and seafood are not tainted in any way.

The public is strongly encouraged to carefully verify anyone claiming to represent their interests in litigation over the Deepwater Horizon claims process which is now based at U.S. District Court in New Orleans. Avoid giving out personal information at any time.

An official site for fraud complaints related to Deepwater Horizon is available to anyone who thinks they may be a victim. The telephone number is 877-623-3423. The line is active and they are accepting calls. A web site is also available for citizens to visit: www.deepwaterhorizoneconomicsettlement.com/fraud.php.

The overall investigation is ongoing and efforts are underway to bring Daniels back to Wakulla County to face charges in Crawfordville.

WCSO will forward the investigative report and it will be assigned to Federal Law Enforcement officials
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…..item 3)…. The Florida Bar … www.floridabar.org … Protecting Rights, Pursuing Justice, Promoting Professionalism … Saturday July 28, 2012

An electronic digest of media coverage of interest to members of The Florida Bar compiled each workday by the Public Information and Bar Services Department. Electronic links are only active in today’s edition. For information on previous articles, please contact the publishing newspaper directly.

July 25, 2012

–The Florida Bar–

www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/PINEwssummary.nsf/41bc6044e7…

FLORIDA BAR VOTERS’ GUIDE GIVES INFORMATION ON JUDICIAL RACES, MERIT RETENTION– The Florida Bar, news release, www.floridabar.org, July 24, 2012. [Also: FLORIDA BAR OFFERS VOTERS' GUIDE-- Naples Daily News, www.naplesnews.com, July 25, 2012].
This year The Florida Bar is helping to answer voters’ questions about judges and judicial elections and merit retention in several ways. The Bar has available A newly published voter guide, "The Guide for Florida Voters: Questions and Answers about Florida Judges, Judicial Elections and Merit Retention" in English and Spanish; a web page on merit retention in English and Spanish; and online statements provided by trial court judicial candidates. [Spanish version of release]
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–Unlicensed Practice of Law–

FLORIDA BAR, SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOOK INTO CLAIMS WOMAN OFFERED OIL SPILL ADVICE– WCTV Tallahassee, www.wctv.tv, July 25, 2012.
Susan Hayden Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. Through word of mouth, residents heard about a woman promising to help them in lawsuits against BP. Some people at the meeting began questioning the legality of what she was presenting them. She said she helps residents fill out claims forms. On forms Daniels hands out, she says she is with a group called The Mediators, based in Jupiter. She also handed out forms saying people would be represented by Brent Coon and Associates, a Texas law firm. Florida Bar records show Daniels hasn’t been authorized to practice law in Florida since August 2011. However, based on the forms Daniels is handing out, she appears to be presenting herself as legal representation. Additionally, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Daniels for possible fraud.
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–Civil Justice Issues–

JUDGE RECUSES HIMSELF, CITES ATTORNEY’S EMAILS– The Gainesville Sun, www.gainesville.com, July 25, 2012.
Eighth Circuit Judge Victor L. Hulslander recused himself Tuesday [July 24] from an ongoing public records trial against the city of Gainesville, citing a series of emails that the plaintiff’s attorney sent out a day earlier. In the emails, attorney Gabe Kaimowitz argued that Hulslander had "failed" in his "judicial responsibility" to preserve the public records law and had shown "abject disregard" for the law by not immediately scheduling a hearing after the lawsuit was filed in January. "I have a reasonable doubt whether I can be impartial to Mr. Kaimowitz at this time," Hulslander said when announcing his recusal.

IN MISSING MILLIONAIRE’S ABSENCE, LAWYERS CONTINUE TO WRANGLE– Sun Sentinel, .www.sun-sentinel.com, July 25, 2012.
The turbulent seas that may have caused Fort Lauderdale investor Guma Aguiar to vanish last month had another effect: His absence has caused new lawyers to enter the battle over his 0 million fortune, and in one case, a judge questioned why two of Aguiar’s legal adversaries wanted to push their lawsuit forward when he’s not around to defend himself. In the seven state and federal court cases that Aguiar has, two judges have granted 90- to 120-day pauses in legal filings, and other judges may consider such requests.

JUDGE DENIES GAG ORDER REQUEST IN COLE CASE– WFSU, www.wfsu.com, July 25, 2012. [Also: JUDGE TELLS ATTORNEYS IN CASE INVOLVING FLORIDA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO TONE DOWN WORDS-- The Palm Beach Post, www.palmbeachpost.com, July 25, 2012; NO GAG ORDER IN CASE INVOLVING EX-AIDE TO LT. GOV. JENNIFER CARROLL-- Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald, www.miamiherald.com, July 25, 2012].
From the WFSU article by News Service of Florida: Second Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield in Tallahassee on Tuesday [July 24] denied a request by State Attorney Willie Meggs to bar attorneys in the case of Carletha Cole from talking to the media. Sheffield has set a Sept. 25 for a status conference in a case against Cole, a former aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll who faces felony charges for disclosing tape recorded conversations to a Jacksonville reporter. The case has gained attention after Cole made damaging allegations that she was fired as retaliation. Meggs requested the gag order after Cole’s attorneys gave repeated interviews earlier this month. Cole’s attorney, Steven Andrews, said the judge admonished both sides in a private meeting in his chambers, telling them to adhere to the rules of The Florida Bar.

–Criminal Justice Issues–

KILLER PAUL BEASLEY JOHNSON TO GET DEATH PENALTY HEARING– The Ledger, www.theledger.com, July 25, 2012.
A jury won’t decide until next year whether triple murderer Paul Beasley Johnson should again be sent to Florida’s Death Row for a 1981 drug-fueled killing spree. The 63-year-old Eagle Lake man remains convicted of the fatal shootings of three people, including Polk County sheriff’s Deputy Theron A. Burnham. In 2010, the Florida Supreme Court lifted the death sentences against Johnson. His first trial was in 1981, held in Lake County because of intense pretrial publicity. He was sentenced to death but the Supreme Court later ordered a new trial because jurors hadn’t been properly sequestered during deliberations. A new jury must be chosen to recommend whether Johnson should be executed or receive life imprisonment. Lawyers are scheduled to begin picking jurors on Feb. 11, according to court records.

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher seaplane, B-29 Enola Gay
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Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher:

The Kingfisher was the U.S. Navy’s primary ship-based, scout and observation aircraft during World War II. Revolutionary spot welding techniques gave it a smooth, non-buckling fuselage structure. Deflector plate flaps that hung from the wing’s trailing edge and spoiler-augmented ailerons functioned like extra flaps to allow slower landing speeds. Most OS2Us operated in the Pacific, where they rescued many downed airmen, including World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker and the crew of his B-17 Flying Fortress.

In March 1942, this airplane was assigned to the battleship USS Indiana. It later underwent a six-month overhaul in California, returned to Pearl Harbor, and rejoined the Indiana in March 1944. Lt. j.g. Rollin M. Batten Jr. was awarded the Navy Cross for making a daring rescue in this airplane under heavy enemy fire on July 4, 1944.

Transferred from the United States Navy.

Manufacturer:
Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division

Date:
1937

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 33ft 9 1/2in., 4122.6lb., 36ft 1 1/16in. (460 x 1030cm, 1870kg, 1100cm)

Materials:
Wings covered with fabric aft of the main spar

Physical Description:
Two-seat monoplane, deflector plate flaps hung from the trailing edge of the wing, ailerons drooped at low airspeeds to function like extra flaps, spoilers.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

Iron Man: Hypervelocity Cover
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Image by heath_bar
A great cover print I picked up and the artist signed it.

Iron Man: Hypervelocity Cover
11" x 17"

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