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Walkin' Walken: A photo recently went viral on Reddit showing veteran actor Christopher Walken sitting in the back seat of a car with two of his fans in the driver and passenger seats. The fans spotted the 70-year-old walking in New York City last month and offered him a ride to his destination. One of the fans recalled the ride to the Gothamist saying, "He wasn't weirded out by the situation. We were really nice and told him we were fans and would be honored to give him a lift. He was totally cool with it. When we stopped at his destination, he didn't immediately get out. We finished the conversation." According to the fan, they drove about 40 blocks down the city's West Side and Walken even gave one of them acting advice. To see the picture he took with his fans, click here: http://bit.ly/1eQmaeh
PAUL WALKER’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED:
Since the tragic death of Paul Walker many have speculated the initial cause of his death. Now it’s being reported that the L.A. County Coroner’s Office has completed their examination via dental records for both Walker, and his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office says Walker passed away due to a "combination of traumatic and thermal injuries." According to the statement, Walker did not die by the impact of the crash, and is believed to have been alive for a few seconds. It’s said that ultimately the fire caused by the impact was the cause of death. In the case of Rodas, the driver, he died on impact from severe injuries, and fire was not listed as a factor in his death. The two men were winding down after a charity event for Walker’s ROWW organization when they decided to take the Porsche out for a test drive. According to Walker and Rodas’ mutual friend, Jim Torp, the two were not drag racing and were testing out a problem with the car that the two were trying to diagnose themselves. Shortly they left the garage, tragedy struck. Although many of their friends tried to get them out of the car, there was nothing that could be done. Initial reports that said Walker’s 15-year-old daughter Meadow was on site at the time are false.
This is a cool story to remember Paul Walker by....
A sales associate at a high-end jeweler in California has come forward with a story of Paul Walker's generosity. Paul was browsing in the store more than 10 years ago when he overheard a soldier and his fiance discussing a potential engagement ring that she really loved. The ring cost $10,000, which the couple could not afford. Paul spoke discreetly with a store manager and asked that the expensive ring be charged to him -- but that the store's employees promise not to reveal to anyone that he had paid for it. The soldier, who had completed his first tour of duty in Iraq and was scheduled to return after his brief trip back to the states, never found out that it was Paul who had so generously paid for the ring he gave his bride-to-be. The store's employees kept his secret, which has only been revealed since the actor's unexpected death.
Meanwhile....The Fast & Furious YouTube page has released a tribute video to Paul Walker. The 40-year-old starred in five of the six Fast & Furious films before his death on November 30. | Click to see the video
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Symptoms of rabies in animals include a change in behavior, biting, aggression, showing no fear of natural enemies (such as humans), foaming at the mouth, and paralysis.
The Chatham County Health Department offers these tips to protect you and your family from rabies:
If an animal ever bites you, seek medical care immediately and contact Chatham County Animal Control at
FWDG, a local furniture store, is once again partnering with Help of Beaufort (HELP), Bluffton Self Help and the Deep Well Project on Hilton Head to host its 23rd annual coat drive. Over the past two decades, the annual event has shared more than 41,000 gently used coats with Beaufort County families; ensuring donations help local residents.
FWDG Owner Larry Mark says "we still need people to spread the word, because even after 23 years we still find people who don't know there's another option to throwing away their old coats. We make sure that the coats we distribute are given away for free and not sold - and each coat and jacket helps a Beaufort County family stay warm."
Jackets, coats and sweaters can be dropped off at the following location sites through December 31, 2013:
FWDG 745 Robert Smalls Parkway Beaufort
Carolina Stamper 203 Carteret Street (“Where the Bubbles Blow”) Beaufort
And the following BB&T Bank Branches:
1 Kemmerlin Drive, Lady's Island
905 Port Republic St, Downtown Beaufort
1008 Wm Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head
2 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton
What Happens To Donated Clothing?
HELP of Beaufort, Bluffton Self Help and the Deep Well Project on Hilton Head will distribute all donated outerwear to families in need. For more information, please contact Larry Mark at 843-524-8695 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Bluffton Self Help supports local neighbors in critical need of short-term financial assistance, food and clothing, while supporting them to become more self-reliant. A proud member of United Way, Bluffton Self Help is funded in part by grants from the Community Foundation of Lowcountry. For more information visit www.blufftonselfhelp.org.
Deep Well Project helps neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.
As a privately funded, volunteer-based, non-profit organization, Deep Well Project constantly works to help build a caring community by providing a lifeline to neighbors in need. For more information visit www.deepwellproject.org.
Help of Beaufort is a state-chartered, tax exempt, 501(c)3 award winning non-profit and charitable organization with a Board of Directors. To insure close association with supporting churches, there is an Advisory Council composed of church members informed of HELP's needs. The Advisory Council representatives generally act as liaisons between HELP and member churches. For more information visit www.helpofbeaufort.com.
FWDG has provided Lowcountry and surrounding areas with great value, service and selections of furniture for more than 40 years. FWDG makes shopping for furniture easy, fun, and affordable. They provide customers with a wide selection of furniture and flexible financing options. For more information visit www.fwdgonline.com.
Garden City Officially Kicks-Off the 2013 Holiday Season with Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival on December 7th
WHO: The City of Garden City, a leading Chatham County municipality.
WHAT: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival. Mayor Tennyson Holder lights the official city tree, a 30-ft. cedar, at Volunteer Park. A Holiday Festival will follow at Sharon Park including the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus by fire truck, Christmas caroling, children’s rides and inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting and performances by the Garden City Senior Citizens Choir and local church groups. Refreshments will be provided by Garden City’s Police Department. All events are free and open to the public.
WHERE: Volunteer Park and Sharon Park Garden City, Ga.
Volunteer Park is located on Hwy 21 just in front of Bazemore Park and Sharon Park is located at 507 Sharon Park Drive
WHEN: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Official Tree Lighting Ceremony - 6:00 p.m. (Volunteer Park, HWY 21)
Holiday Festival - 6:30-7:45 p.m. (Sharon Park)
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BURNS OVER 1,500 CALORIES!
If you've been hitting the stores it seems holiday shopping may burn through your savings and your calories. New research finds that the U.K. shoppers burn and average of 1,572 calories per each average shopping trip. Researchers found the average shopper walks just under 20 miles as they shop. Despite all the calories burned, a recent survey found that the average person gains four pounds between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. Furthermore, 34-percent of respondents said it would take four months to lose their holiday weight
'NEWSWEEK' PLANNING RETURN TO PRINT
Newsweek, which stopped print publication last year amid reduced circulation and sales and struggling finances, is planning to return to having a print edition, according to the New York Times. Newsweek editor-in-chief, Jim Impoco, said the news magazine expects to begin a 64-page weekly edition in January or February. However, he said Newsweek would depend more heavily on subscribers than advertisers, meaning readers will pay more than in the past. Impoco said, “We see it as a premium product, a boutique product.”
... SKIP THE SIDE OF GUILT!
Even the best dieters slip up once in a while, and new research finds rather than beating yourself up about that cookie you should take it in stride. Researchers found this when they attempted to find out if guilt motivated a person to stick with their weight-loss efforts, or if feeling guilty undermines their resolve. Researchers asked 300 participants if eating chocolate cake would make them feel celebratory or guilt-ridden, and found that those who said eating the cake would provoke feelings of guilt were less successful at losing weight. Those who viewed eating the cake as enjoyable were more successful. Researchers say feeling guilty actually weakens your willpower, enabling you to give in more easily to temptation.