Friday, April 30, 2010


I found this picture that I had decoupaged on a piece of wood. I thought you might like to see what Al and Keith looked like when they were younger. It's hard to scan a piece of wood.


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team lost to Dinwiddie last night 5-3 in a game which the Colonials out hit Dinwiddie but didn't outscore the Generals. The Colonials with the loss are now 7-8 on the season and will be back at home on Tuesday against Prince George. The Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide series will be at the Richmond International Raceway this weekend, I will not be going to RIR but fellow blogger Al will be there taking photos. The Virginia baseball team will be on the road this weekend at Duke. The weather this weekend will be about as nice as it gets with highs in the upper 80's to low 90's with no rain until Monday. MICKEY


Turn off the TV and power down your cell. For 30 minutes during dinner or, if you're more ambitious, a couple hours before bedtime, shut out the constant buzz of the outside world.

The watermelon is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

A whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
~ Charlie Chaplin

Today's Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 84. Singer Willie Nelson is 77. Actor Gary Collins is 72. Actor Burt Young is 70. Singer Bobby Vee is 67. Actress Jill Clayburgh is 66. Movie director Allan Arkush is 62. Actor Perry King is 62. Singer Merrill Osmond is 57. Movie director Jane Campion is 56. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is 51. Actor Paul Gross is 51. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 49. Country musician Robert Reynolds (The Mavericks) is 48. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 45. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 43. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris "Choc" Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 39. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 39. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 39. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 37. Actor Johnny Galecki is 35. Singer-musician Cole Deggs (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 34. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 28. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 26.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


For those of you who don't don't know it fellow blogger Scott is in the hospital down in Georgia. He is having some problems with his blood pressure being to high however since entering the hospital his blood pressure has gone down. I talked to him last night and he said they are going to run a few more tests on him before they send him home, I know he was feeling better because he was complaining about the hospital food. I have to say that I would be complaining as well because they had meatloaf, yuck. The Washington Capitals are done, after having the best overall record in NHL this season and leading there 1st round series 3-1 over Montreal the Caps were knocked out of the playoffs last night losing to the Canadiens 2-1 in game 7 ending a good season on a sour note. The Colonial Heights baseball team will be at Dinwiddie tonight at 6pm. The Virginia baseball team beat Georgetown last night 10-5, the Cavs will be at Duke this weekend. MICKEY

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Monacan 18 Meadowbrook 8

Known as Aquagenic urticaria, this disease affects only 1 in 23 million people worldwide. Water allergy is very rare, and those affected by it are forced to stay in the house. These people are hypersensitive to ions that are found in non-distilled water. They can’t swim, bath or shower in ordinary water and they can’t walk in the rain because their body will be full of red spots .

Today's Birthdays: Actress Celeste Holm is 93. Rhythm-and-blues singer Carl Gardner (The Coasters) is 82. Poet Rod McKuen is 77. Actor Keith Baxter is 77. Bluesman Otis Rush is 76. Conductor Zubin Mehta is 74. Pop singer Bob Miranda (The Happenings) is 68. Country singer Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 67. Singer Tommy James is 63. Movie director Phillip Noyce is 60. Country musician Wayne Secrest (Confederate Railroad) is 60. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 56. Actor Leslie Jordan is 55. Actress Kate Mulgrew is 55. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 53. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 52. Actress Eve Plumb is 52. Rock musician Phil King is 50. Country singer Stephanie Bentley is 47. Singer Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 42. Actress Uma Thurman is 40. Tennis player Andre Agassi is 40. Rapper Master P is 40. Country singer James Bonamy is 38. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) is 38. Rock musician Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) is 37. Actor Tyler Labine is 32. NFL player Tommie Harris is 27. Actor Zane Carney is 25.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This is the answer to the riddle. Bobby got it right. No riddle today because I took Mozart to vet and I have to go to water exercise.

What do giants tell in their spare time?

Tall tales


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team picked up a 10-1 victory over Hopewell last night before the rains came ending the game after 5 innings. With the win the Colonials improve to 7-7 on the season and 2-4 in CD. The Virginia baseball team picked up another big win last night knocking off Coastal Carolina 6-3, the Cavs will be back in action at home tonight against George Mason. The Washington Capitals face a must win situation tonight in game 7 of there series with Monteal, the Caps must get to the Montreal goalie early in tonights game or the Caps may be done after tonight game. All the pressure is on the Caps. It was a bit cold this morning when I went out get the paper this morning, it was a very cold 40 degrees but some very warm temps are just around the corner with highs this weekend in the upper 80's. MICKEY


One of the top food sources of vitamin B6, bananas help reduce fatigue, depression, stress, and insomnia. Bananas are high in magnesium, which keeps bones strong, and potassium, which helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.

The custom of lighting candles originated with people believing that the gods lived in the sky and by lighting candles and torches they were sending a signal or prayer to the gods so they they could be answered. When you blow out the candles and make a wish this is another way of sending a signal and a message.

“You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

~ Beverly Sills

Today's Birthdays: Author Harper Lee is 84. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is 80. Actress-singer Ann-Margret is 69. Actress Marcia Strassman is 62. Actor Paul Guilfoyle ("CSI") is 61. "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is 60. Rock musician Chuck Leavell is 58. Actress Mary McDonnell is 57. Rock singer-musician Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) is 57. Actress Simbi Khali is 39. Actress Bridget Moynahan is 39. Actor Chris Young is 39. Rapper Big Gipp is 37. Actor Jorge Garcia is 37. Actress Elisabeth Rohm is 37. Actress Penelope Cruz is 36. NFL player Jamal Williams is 34. Actor Nate Richert is 32. Actress Jessica Alba is 29. Actress Aleisha Allen is 19.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


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Well no one answered my riddle. I will try one more time to see if anyone is reading the riddle.

What is the difference between a computer and a car brake system?

One is designed to prevent crashes
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The Colonials baseball team will be at Hopewell tonight at 6pm, a win tonight would put the Colonials at .500 on the season. The Thomas Dale baseball team has a big game today when it faces the #1 team in the state Matoaca at home. In college baseball action tonight the Virginia Cavaliers will face Coastal Carolina at home in a matchup between 2 topw ten teams. In the NHL playoffs last night Montreal beat Washington 4-1 forcing a game t tomorrow night in Washington, the Caps had better wake up soon. I have to go back to the oral surgeon today as well for quick checkup on last weeks surgery, so as you can tell I have a very busy day. MICKEY

It's good for your health. As a weight-bearing exercise, running strengthens your bones and helps prevent osteoporosis—particularly important to women as they age. It also works wonders on your heart, dramatically reducing your risk for heart disease. That's because running is an aerobic form of exercise. All that huff-and-puff work helps to improve the condition of your cardiovascular system, lowers your blood pressure and helps to keep your arteries clear.

The way to be nothing is to do nothing. -Nathaniel Howe

Today's Birthdays: Actor Jack Klugman is 88. Actress Anouk Aimee is 78. Announcer Casey Kasem is 78. Actress Judy Carne is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cuba Gooding is 66. Singer Ann Peebles is 63. Rock singer Kate Pierson (The B-52's) is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Herbie Murrell (The Stylistics) is 61. Actor Douglas Sheehan is 61. Rock musician Ace Frehley is 59. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 51. Actor James Le Gros (groh) is 48. Rock musician Rob Squires (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 45. Singer Mica (MEE'-shah) Paris is 41. Actress Maura West is 38. Actress Sally Hawkins is 34. Rock singer-musician Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 31. Actress Ari Graynor is 27. Rock singer-musician Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) is 26. Actor William Moseley is 23. Singer Allison Iraheta is 18.

Monday, April 26, 2010



Kevin Harvick won yesterdays wild finish at Talladega holding off Jamie McMurray for the win. The had to use all 3 attempts at a green, white and checkered before this race was decided. There were several multi car incidents which lead to Jeff Gordon venting his frustration towards Jimmie Johnson, there seems to be a bit of a feud developing between them. The last few days my allergies have really been bothering me, I don't know whats in the air but it sure is dragging me down. I like to run outside but when its like this I probably should just run on the treadmill. The Washington Capitals will try to finish off the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Montreal, if the lose tonight there will be a game 7 in which I don't think the Caps want to play in. MICKEY

It melts away stress. Running is just you, the terrain, your breathing and the sound of your feet. After about 20 minutes of steady running, the pressure of everyday life gives way to a clearer perspective. Running also releases endorphins, those "feel-good" natural chemicals your body produces that ease pain and elevate mood. That's where the term runner's high comes from.

Almonds are members of the peach family.

Today's Birthdays: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maurice Williams is 72. Songwriter-musician Duane Eddy is 72. Singer Bobby Rydell is 68. Rock musician Gary Wright is 67. Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 52. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 50. Actress Joan Chen is 49. Rock musician Chris Mars is 49. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 48. Actor Jet Li (lee) is 47. Rock musician Jimmy Stafford (Train) is 46. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 45. Actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste is 43. Country musician Joe Caverlee (Yankee Grey) is 42. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) is 39. Country musician Michael Jeffers (Pinmonkey) is 38. Rock musician Jose Pasillas (Incubus) is 34. Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 33. Actor Tom Welling is 33. Actress Jordana Brewster is 30. Actress Marnette Patterson is 30. Actor Channing Tatum is 30. Actor Aaron Weeks is 24.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


The Virginia baseball completed the sweep of the Maryland Terrapins yesterday with a 11-2 win, Virginia now has a couple of days of before #12 Coastal Carolina visits Virginia on Tuesday. The Cavaliers are now 34-9 on the season and are 16-6 in the ACC. The Pittsburgh Penguins moved on to the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-3 OT win over Ottawa, the Penguins actually trailed 3-0 at one point in this game. The Capitals will try to move on to the 2nd round with a win over Montreal tomorrow night. Well they will run a doubleheader again today in Nascar, yesterdays Nationwide race postponed because of severe weather in the area and the will run it right after todays Sprint Cup race. It looks like the bad weather has moved out of Alabama this morning so they should be able to race however that same system could affect the Central Virginia are this afternoon. I am hoping to be able to run outside this morning before the rain return to the area later this morning. MICKEY

Success demands singleness of purpose. Vincent Lombardi

Paul Mazursky Actor, director 80
Meadowlark Lemon Basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters) 78
Jerry Leiber Songwriter 77
Al Pacino Actor 70
Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. 68
Talia Shire Actress 64
Hank Azaria Actor 46
Jane Clayson TV host 43
Gina Torres Actress 41
Renee Zellweger Actress 41
Jason Lee Actor ("My Name is Earl") 40
Tim Duncan Basketball player 34
Sara Paxton Actress 22

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The Virginia Cavalier baseball team swept a doubleheader form Maryland yesterday 5-1 and 27-4, thats right runs. The Cavs scored 27 runs on 28 hits, needless it was a tough day for the Terps, the Cavs will go for the series sweep today at Maryland. The Washington Capitals were unable to finish off the Montreal Canadiens last night, the Canadiens beat the Caps 2-1 forcing a game 6 in Montreal. I think the Caps will still win the series but they are gong to have to play an extra game to get to the next round. It looks like it is going to be a pretty wet weekend here in the Heights. MICKEY


It's an efficient cardio workout. Running is the most effective way to boost cardiovascular fitness and burn body fat in the shortest time. If you run at a pace of six miles per hour for one hour, you will burn roughly 700 calories. That's roughly one-fifth of a pound of pure body fat in one workout.

Thought for the Day
“You can tell the character of every man
when you see how he receives praise.”

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Today's Birthdays: Film and drama critic Stanley Kauffmann is 94. Movie director-producer Richard Donner is 80. Actress Shirley MacLaine is 76. Author Sue Grafton is 70. Actor-singer Michael Parks is 70. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 68. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is 68. Country singer Richard Sterban (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 67. Rock musician Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 65. Rock singer-musician Rob Hyman is 60. Actor-playwright Eric Bogosian is 57. Rock singer-musician Jack Blades (Night Ranger) is 56. Actor Michael O'Keefe is 55. Rock musician David J (Bauhaus) is 53. Actor Glenn Morshower is 51. Rock musician Billy Gould is 47. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 46. Actor Djimon Hounsou (JEYE'-mihn OHN'-soo) is 46. Rock musician Patty Schemel is 43. Rock musician Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) is 42. Actress Melinda Clarke is 41. Latin pop singer Alejandro Fernandez is 39. Country-rock musician Brad Morgan (Drive-By Truckers) is 39. Rock musician Brian Marshall (Creed; Alter Bridge) is 37. Actor Derek Luke is 36. Actor Eric Balfour is 33. Country singer Rebecca Lynn Howard is 31. Country singer Danny Gokey is 30. Contemporary Christian musician Jasen Rauch (Red) is 29. Singer Kelly Clarkson is 28. Rock singer-musician Tyson Ritter (The All-American Rejects) is 26.

Friday, April 23, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team picked up a 15-2 win over Fredricksburg Christian last night at Shepherd Stadium, with the win the Colonials are now 6-7 on the season. The Colonials will hie the road next week with road games at Hopewell and Dinwiddie. The Virginia baseball team will be at Maryland this weekend, because of the impending rain they will play 2 games today. The Washington Capitals look to end there series with Montreal tonight with a win, last night the Flyers moved on to the next round while the Penguins lost in 3 OT to Ottawa 4-3. This week the Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be at Talladega trying to avoid the bog one, there could be unexpected winner this weekend. MICKEY


Good hydration is key to healthy looking skin, and there's nothing better than pure, clean water to quench your body's thirst—except maybe mineral-rich hard water from the tap.

58% of U.S. newspapers are recycled. If all of our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250 million trees each year!

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. -unknown

Today's Birthdays: Actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black is 82. Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 80. Actor David Birney is 71. Actor Lee Majors is 71. Irish nationalist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is 63. Actress Blair Brown is 62. Writer-director Paul Brickman is 61. Actress Joyce DeWitt is 61. Actor James Russo is 57. Filmmaker-author Michael Moore is 56. Actress Judy Davis is 55. Actress Jan Hooks is 53. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 50. Actor Craig Sheffer is 50. Actor George Lopez is 49. Rock musician Gen is 46. U.S. Olympic gold medal skier Donna Weinbrecht is 45. Actress Melina Kanakaredes (kah-nah-KAH'-ree-deez) is 43. Rock musician Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) is 42. Country musician Tim Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 42. Actor Scott Bairstow (BEHR'-stow) is 40. Actor Barry Watson is 36. Actor Kal Penn is 33. MLB All-Star Andruw Jones is 33. Actress Jaime King is 31. Actor Aaron Hill is 27. Actress Rachel Skarsten is 25. Tennis player Nicole Vaidisova (vay-deh-SOH'-vuh) is 21. Actor Dev Patel (puh-TEHL') ("Slumdog Millionaire") is 20. Actor Matthew Underwood is 20. Actor Camryn Walling is 20.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be back in action at home tonight at 6pm against Fredricksburg Christian School, this will be the final non district game of the season. I have posted a link below to the photos Al took at Tuesdays game with Thomas Dale. The Virginia baseball team beat George Mason last night 10-3, the Cavs return to ACC action this at Maryland. The Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens again last night to take a 3-1 series lead, last nights score was 6-3. My mouth is still a bit sore but it is feeling much better, I still cant eat very fast though, it is still a bit tender. MICKEY


Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
The American Dental Association recommends a 3- to 4-month rotation because frayed and worn bristles don't clean as well, leaving teeth more vulnerable to decay.

Toss antibacterial cream after 1 year
Beyond a year, the antibiotic is probably still good, but the chemical mix in the ointment may start to go bad and make the product less effective.

All knowledge is subject to gradual decay. Even your own name is vulnerable. It is only a matter of probability. Strong memories are very unlikely to be forgotten. The probability of forgetting one’s name is like the probability of getting hit by an asteroid: possible but not considered on a daily basis.

Today's Birthdays: Actor George Cole is 85. Actress Charlotte Rae is 84. Actress Estelle Harris is 78. Singer Glen Campbell is 74. Actor Jack Nicholson is 73. Singer Mel Carter is 67. Author Janet Evanovich is 67. Country singer Cleve Francis is 65. Movie director John Waters is 64. Singer Peter Frampton is 60. Rock singer-musician Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics; Squeeze) is 59. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 56. Actor Ryan Stiles is 51. Baseball manager Terry Francona is 51. Comedian Byron Allen is 49. Actor Chris Makepeace is 46. Rock musician Fletcher Dragge (DRAH'-guh) is 44. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 44. Actress Sheryl Lee is 43. Actress-talk show host Sherri Shepherd is 43. Country singer-musician Heath Wright (Ricochet) is 43. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 39. Actor Eric Mabius is 39. Actor Ingo Rademacher (RAH'-deh-mah-ker) is 39. Rock musician Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) is 36. Rock singer-musician Daniel Johns (Silverchair) is 31. Actress Michelle Ryan is 26. Actress Amber Heard is 24.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I have to say yesterday was a pretty tough day. My mouth is still a bit sore from my trip to the oral surgeon yesterday but no where near as bad as it was when I had my tooth removed and the socket graph put in. I know have to let the implant set for 3 or 4 months before my crown will be attached to it. Then at the baseball game we didn't play very well to say they least in losing to Thomas Dale 15-5, we just didn't show up the first 2 innings of the game. The Virginia baseball team pick up another win yesterday beating Richmond 11-3, the Cavs will face a very pesky George Mason team today. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs the Penguins won again last night and are now just 1 game away from moving on the 2nd round. Dad went to Andrew's LL game last night and he said Andrew had 1 hit but his team took it on the chin. Well it looks like we might gets some rain today, we sure could use some because we haven't had much the last few weeks. MICKEY


Keep air conditioners until they die
With proper maintenance, including annual servicing, a room or central air conditioner can easily run for up to 15 years, especially if you don't operate it year-round, says Bill Harrison, president elect of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers. Check the filter at least every 6 weeks, particularly in humid weather. "If dirt covers the filter so you can't see the original material or view light through it, clean it or buy a new one," he says.

Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits. -Robert Puller

Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 84. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 78. Actor Charles Grodin is 75. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 63. Actress Patti LuPone is 61. Actor Tony Danza is 59. Actress Andie MacDowell is 52. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 51. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 51. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 47. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 44. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 40. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 40. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 32. Actor James McAvoy is 31.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Well I have to say that I have a very busy day ahead of me. First off I am going to head off to work for about 5 1/2 hours, then I have to go to the oral surgeon for the next phase of me getting my dental implant and then we have baseball game tonight at home against Thomas Dale. I am sure that I will be quite sore at the baseball game and my lip will probably be pretty swollen as well from all the novocaine they are going to give me. The Virginia baseball team will play Richmond tonight and Andrews LL team will be back in action tonight as well. Denny Hamlin won yesterdays Sprint Cup race at Texas and Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race, it won't be long e before they are at Richmond. The Washington Capitals now have 2-1 series lead over Montreal after last nights 5-1 win. MICKEY


Change smoke alarms after 10 years
After a decade of continual vigilance, a unit's sensors become less sensitive, putting you at greater risk from smoke or fire should a blaze erupt. Test smoke alarms monthly, and replace batteries with new ones every year. To safeguard your family, install alarms on every level of your home, in bedrooms, and outside all sleeping areas. Scary stat: One-fifth of US homes have smoke alarms that don't work.

More than 14 percent of the world's population speaks Mandarin Chinese as a first language; 5 percent of the world's population speaks English as a first language.

Today's Birthdays: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 90. Actor Leslie Phillips is 86. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) is 74. Actor George Takei is 73. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 71. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 69. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 66. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 62. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 62. Actress Jessica Lange is 61. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 61. Actor Clint Howard is 51. Actor Crispin Glover is 46. Actor Andy Serkis is 46. Country singer Wade Hayes is 41. Actor Shemar Moore is 40. Rock musician Mikey Welsh is 39. Actress Carmen Electra is 38. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 38. Rock musician Marty Crandall (The Shins) is 35. Actor Joey Lawrence is 34. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 32.

Monday, April 19, 2010


The Virginia Cavalier bullpen fell apart yesterday in the 9th inning against Virginia Tech, the Cavs entered the top of the 9th with a 5-3 lead before giving up 5 runs and losing to Virginia Tech 8-5. The big problem in the inning was 4 walks which is unacceptable. The Nascar races at Texas were washed out yesterday so they will try to run a double header again today staring at Noon with the Cup race. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs the Capitals will be back in action tonight at Montreal, last night the Penguins took a 2-1 series lead over Ottawa. Fellow blogger Keith is out of town this week in Kansas City for another tough week of government work. MICKEY

Toss your mattress after 5 to 10 years
A good mattress lasts 9 to 10 years, according to the National Sleep Foundation, but consider replacing yours every 5 to 7 years if you don't sleep well. A study at Oklahoma State University found that most people who switched to new bedding after 5 years sleep significantly better and have less back pain.

Most People think that The Canary Islands get their name from the birds canaries. Actually The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after dogs.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 85. Actress Elinor Donahue is 73. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 68. Actor Tim Curry is 64. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 63. Actor Tony Plana ("Ugly Betty") is 58. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 54. Race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 48. Recording executive Suge Knight is 45. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 43. Actress Ashley Judd is 42. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 42. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 40. Actress Jennifer Taylor (TV: "Two and A Half Men") is 38. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 36. Actor James Franco is 32. Actress Kate Hudson is 31. Actor Hayden Christensen is 29. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 29. Actor Courtland Mead is 23. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 23.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


The Virginia baseball team beat Virginia Tech again yesterday this time 8-2, the Cavs will go for the sweep of the Hokies this afternoon when Virginia Tech sends there ace to the mound. I understand that fellow blogger Lee was in attendance yesterday. I went out and saw Andrews LL team in action last night, Andrew went 1-2 for but his team lost 10-5. The Washington Capitals evened up there series with Washington last night a 1-1 with 6-5 OT win over the Canadiens, the Caps actually trailed 4-1 before the came back. The Nascar Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series will run a double header today at Texas because of rain yesterday, the Sprint Cup Series will race first followed by the Nationwide Series. MICKEY

"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." - Benjamin Franklin

Avoid anything crispy unless it comes from a plant. At restaurants, avoid anything that's fried or breaded (including salads with fried chicken strips, which sometimes hide behind the name "crispy" chicken) since they're full of fat. Order baked or grilled foods, and say no to sauces, gravy, and chips.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Barbara Hale is 89. Actor Clive Revill is 80. Actor James Drury is 76. Actor Robert Hooks is 73. Actress Hayley Mills is 64. Actor James Woods is 63. Actress-director Dorothy Lyman is 63. Actress Cindy Pickett is 63. Country musician Walt Richmond (The Tractors) is 63. Country musician Jim Scholten (Sawyer Brown) is 58. Actor Rick Moranis is 57. Actress Melody Thomas Scott is 54. Actor Eric Roberts is 54. Actor John James is 54. Rock musician Les Pattinson (Echo and the Bunnymen) is 52. Author-journalist Susan Faludi is 51. Actress Jane Leeves is 49. Talk show host Conan O'Brien is 47. Bluegrass singer-musician Terry Eldredge is 47. Actor Eric McCormack is 47. Actress Maria Bello is 43. Actress Mary Birdsong is 42. Rock musician Greg Eklund (The Oolahs) is 40. Actor David Tennant is 39. Country musician Marvin Evatt (EH'-veht) is 36. Rock musician Mark Tremonti is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Trina (Trina and Tamara) is 36. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 34. Actor Sean Maguire is 34. Actress America Ferrera is 26. Actress Alia Shawkat is 21. Actor Moises Arias ("Hannah Montana") is 16.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


It was 50 years ago today that Mom & Dad got married, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM & DAD. The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team picked up another victory last night on the road beating Fredricksburg Christian 23-0, all I can say is that we came out swinging last night racking up 20 hits. The Colonials will be back in action Tuesday night at home against Thomas Dale. The Virginia baseball team won game 1 of there series with Virginia Tech last night 4-2 before sellout crowd at Davenport Stadium, todays and tomorrows game are also sold out. Andrew's LL team will be back in action again tonight at 6pm at Ironbridge Park, I think that I will be heading over to see them play. Tony Stewart captured the pole for this weeks race at Texas, Sam Hornish Jr will join him on the front row. I did go down to Wal-Mart this morning and for those of you who interested the had both Pepsi and Coke product on sale for $5 a case which is a very good deal. The Caps will be looking to even up there series with Montreal tonight, if they lose tonight the might dig themselves a whole that they won't be able to get out of. Also lat night the Penguins evened up there series with Ottawa at 1 game a piece. MICKEY


Sunflower Seeds
These tiny seeds pack the most natural vitamin E of any food around. And no antioxidant is better at slowing down the aging of skin cells to keep you looking younger longer.

The United States is bordered by Canada and Mexico. The length of the Canadian border is 3,987 miles and the length of the Mexican border is 1,933 miles. Of the 50 states, Alaska has the longest border with Canada; of the 48 contiguous states, Montana has the longest border with Canada. Texas has the longest border with Mexico.

Keep your lungs healthy. Harmful compounds called VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are everywhere -- in carpet, paint, foam insulation, household cleaners, air fresheners, and even cosmetics. Exposure to these toxins causes fatigue, headaches, asthma, and allergies in certain people. But just one plant per 100 square feet of living space will help absorb these VOCs; philodendrons, spider plants, and ivy have special talents for that.

Today's Birthdays: Rock promoter Don Kirshner is 76. Composer-musician Jan Hammer (yahn HAH'-mur) is 62. Actress Olivia Hussey is 59. Actor Clarke Peters is 58. Rock singer-musician Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) is 55. Actor Sean Bean is 51. Rock singer Maynard James Keenan is 46. Actress Lela Rochon (LEE'-lah rohn-SHAHN') is 46. Actor William Mapother is 45. Actress Leslie Bega is 43. Actress Kimberly Elise is 43. Singer Liz Phair is 43. Actress Jennifer Garner is 38. Country musician Craig Anderson (Heartland) is 37. Singer Victoria Adams Beckham (Spice Girls) is 36. Actress-singer Lindsay Korman is 32. Actor Paulie Litt is 15. Actress Dee Dee Davis is 14.

Friday, April 16, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials picked up a 10-0 win over Meadowbrook last night, the Colonials will be back in action on the road tonight Fredricksburg Christian. Andrews LL team lost its first game of the season last night by 2, his team will be back in action Saturday night at Ironbridge Park. The Virginia baseball team began another big series tonight at home against Virginia Tech, the Cavs will be trying to get over Wed nights loss at VMI. The Thomas Dale baseball team lost at Prince George last night 7-2. In the NHL Playoffs last night the #1 seed Washington Capitals lost game 1 to the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in OT. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at Texas this weekend. Well I have to go so I can get to work early this morning so I can leave early for our game tonight. MICKEY


Low-Fat Dairy Products
Vitamin A is one of the most important components of skin health, and low-fat dairy products such as milk and yogurt are a great place to get it.

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. -William Shakespeare

Today's Birthdays: Pope Benedict XVI is 83. Actor Peter Mark Richman is 83. Singer Bobby Vinton is 75. Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is 70. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 63. Singer Gerry Rafferty is 63. NFL coach Bill Belichick is 58. Rock singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett is 57. Actress Ellen Barkin is 56. Rock musician Jason Scheff (Chicago) is 48. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 47. Rock singer David Pirner (Soul Asylum) is 46. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 45. Actor Jon Cryer is 45. Rock musician Dan Rieser is 44. Actor Peter Billingsley is 39. Actor Lukas Haas is 34

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be at home again tonight at 6pm against Meadowbrook and ton the road at Fredricksburg Christian tomorrow night at 5pm. Pro baseball returns to Richmond tonight when the Richmond Flying Squirrels face Reading at the Diamond, Richmond has been without a team since the Richmond Braves left. Also in high school baseball action today Thomas Dale will be at Prince George. Andrews baseball team will also be in action tonight at Ironbridge Park, Andrews team is 2-0. The Virginia baseball team got ponded lat night at VMI 12-3, thats not a good sign going into this weekends series against Virginia Tech. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night the Penguins were upset by the Ottawa Senators 5-4, thats why I don't root for the Penguins. MICKEY

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Healthy Oils
Good-quality oils—those labeled cold pressed, expeller processed, or extra virgin—keep skin lubricated and looking and feeling healthier. But remember even healthy fat is high in calories, so limit yourself to two tablespoons a day.

Fact Of The Day
President Eisenhower named the presidential retreat Camp David after his grandson. President Franklin Roosevelt previously had called it the 'USS Shangri La.'

Today's Birthdays: Actor Michael Ansara is 88. Country singer Roy Clark is 77. Author and politician Jeffrey Archer is 70. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 66. Actress Lois Chiles is 63. Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 63. Actress Amy Wright is 60. Columnist Heloise is 59. Actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson is 51. Bluegrass musician Jeff Parker is 49. Singer Samantha Fox is 44. Rock musician Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) is 42. Actor Flex Alexander is 40. Actor Danny Pino is 36. Actor-writer Seth Rogen is 28. Actress Alice Braga is 27. Rock musician De'Mar Hamilton (Plain White T's) is 26. Actress Emma Watson is 20.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team fell to Matoaca 12-0 last night, there simply was nothing good to report from this loss. The Colonials will be back in action at home tomorrow night against Meadowbrook before traveling to Fredricksburg Christian of Friday. The Thomas Dale Knights lost Dinwiddie last night 5-3. The Virginia baseball team will be back in action tonight on the road at VMI, the Keydets are 28-5 so it could be a tough game on the road for the Cavs. It's only going to be in the mid 60's today so it's going to feel a little cool before it warms into the 70's on Thursday. Also the Stanley Cups Playoffs start tonight, however the Capitals don't play until tomorrow night. MICKEY


Salmon, Walnuts, and Flax Seed
The common healthy-skin ingredients in these foods are essential fatty acids, which not only block harmful irritants, but also act as the passageway for nutrients coming in and out and for waste products to get in and out of the cell. The stronger that barrier is, the better your skin cells hold moisture.

The highest tides on planet Earth occur near Wolfville, in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin. The water level at high tide can be as much as 16 meters (52.5 feet) higher than at low tide. The greatest difference between high and low tide ever recorded was at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia at 16.27 metres (or 53.38 feet) in the Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bradford Dillman is 80. Actor Jay Robinson is 80. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 75. Actress Julie Christie is 70. Former MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 69. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 65. Actor John Shea is 61. Actor-race car driver Brian Forster is 50. Actor Brad Garrett is 50. Actor Robert Carlyle is 49. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 48. Actor Robert Clendenin is 46. Actor Lloyd Owen is 44. Former MLB All-Star Greg Maddux is 44. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 43. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 42. Actor Adrien Brody is 37. Classical singer David Miller is 37. Actor Antwon Tanner is 35. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 33. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 33. Actress Vivien Cardone is 17. Actress Abigail Breslin is 14.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be at home tonight at 6pm against the undefeated Matoaca Warriors. Matoaca comes into tonights game as the #1 team in the area and one of the top 2 teams in the state in AAA. Also tonight in CD baseball action the Thomas Dale Knights will visit Dinwiddie. My left knee is very sore this morning and I really don't know how I hurt it, it may be sore from riding my bike at the beach on Saturday but I don't know for sure. It looks another nice day for baseball so come on up to Shepherd Stadium to see the Colonials in action. MICKEY

The high-antioxidant content of blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries yield countless healthy-skin benefits. Not a fan of fleshy fruit? Artichokes, beans, prunes, and pecans are packed with the stuff as well.

I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out. -Nancy Reagan

Today's Birthdays: Movie director Stanley Donen is 86. Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., is 77. Actor Lyle Waggoner is 75. Actor Edward Fox is 73. Playwright Lanford Wilson is 73. Actor Paul Sorvino is 71. Poet Seamus Heaney is 71. Movie-TV composer Bill Conti is 68. Rock musician Jack Casady is 66. Actor Tony Dow is 65. Singer Al Green is 64. Author-journalist Christopher Hitchens is 61. Actor Ron Perlman is 60. Actor William Sadler is 60. Singer Peabo Bryson is 59. Bandleader/rock musician Max Weinberg is 59. Bluegrass singer-musician Sam Bush is 58. Rock musician Jimmy Destri is 56. Singer-musician Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 55. Comedian Gary Kroeger is 53. Actress Saundra Santiago is 53. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., is 50. Rock musician Joey Mazzola (Sponge) is 49. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 47. Actress Page Hannah is 46. Actress-comedian Caroline Rhea (RAY) is 46. Rock musician Lisa Umbarger is 45. Rock musician Marc Ford is 44. Reggae singer Capleton is 43. Actor Ricky Schroder is 40. Rock singer Aaron Lewis (Staind) is 38. Actor Bokeem Woodbine is 37. Singer Lou Bega is 35. Actor-producer Glenn Howerton is 34. Actress Courtney Peldon is 29. Pop singer Nellie McKay (mih-KY') is 28.

Monday, April 12, 2010


The New York Rangers fell to the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday 2-1 in a shootout, with the loss the Rangers season has come to an end. I guess I will be rooting for the Capitals now who will face Montreal in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Virginia Cavalier baseball team beat Georgia Tech yesterday 9-1 and with the win take 2 out of 3 from the Yellow Jackets, next week the Cavs will be back at home against a very pesky Virginia Tech team. Speaking of baseball the Colonials baseball team will have another very busy week with games Tuesday and Thursday at home and on the road on Friday. The weather looks pretty good for the most part with high in the 60 to lower 70's all week, there is a slight chance a rain Tuesday night. MICKEY

This crunchy snack is loaded with vitamin A, which helps balance the pH of your skin's surface, making it just acidic enough to fend off harmful bacteria. Plus National Cancer Institute researchers found that people with the highest intakes of carotenoids—pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lower intakes.

Positive things happen to positive people. -Sarah Beeny

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 85. Actress Jane Withers is 84. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 77. Actor Charles Napier is 74. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 71. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 70. Actor Frank Bank ("Leave It to Beaver") is 68. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 66. Actor Ed O'Neill is 64. Author Tom Clancy is 63. Actor Dan Lauria is 63. Talk show host David Letterman is 63. Author Scott Turow is 61. Singer David Cassidy is 60. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 58. Singer Pat Travers is 56. Actor Andy Garcia is 54. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 54. Country singer Vince Gill is 53. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 53. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 52. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 48. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 46. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 46. Actress Alicia Coppola is 42. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 40. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 39. Actress Shannen Doherty is 39. Actress Marley Shelton is 36. Actress Jordana Spiro is 33. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 32. Actress Claire Danes is 31. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 31. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 23. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco) is 23. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan ("Atonement") is 16.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Well since I haven't been at the beach in a few months I figured I would head down here for a few days. I got up in time to take few photos of this mornings sunrise but it wasn't the best morning to take photos, it was a bit on the cold side and there just weren't enough clouds for a good sunrise. The Virginia baseball team beat Georgia Tech last night 7-4, the Cavs really need to win again today to close in on Georgia Tech who still lead the Coastal Division of the ACC by 2 games. The New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers last night at MSG 4-3 setting up Sundays game at Philadelphia with the winner getting into the playoffs and the loser hoping for a number of things to happen to get into the playoffs. The best advice I can give to the Rangers is to win. Andrews LL team will be back in action tonight as well looking to go 2-0 on the season. A.J. Allmendinger captured the pole for this weekends race at Phoenix, Scott Speed will join him on the front row. MICKEY

Harry Morgan Actor ("Dragnet," "M*A*S*H") 95
Liz Sheridan Actress ("Seinfeld") 81
Max von Sydow Actor 81
Omar Sharif Actor ("Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia") 78
John Madden Sportscaster 74
Don Meredith Sportscaster 72
Bunny Wailer Reggae musician 63
Mel Blount Football Hall of Famer 62
Steven Seagal Actor 59
Peter MacNicol Actor ("24," "Ally McBeal") 56
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds R&B singer, producer 52
Afrika Bambaataa Rapper 50
Katrina Leskanich Rock singer (Katrina and the Waves) 50
Orlando Jones Actor, comedian 42
Laura Bell Bundy Actress, singer 29
Chyler Leigh Actress ("Grey's Anatomy") 28
Mandy Moore Actress-singer 26
Haley Joel Osment Actor ("The Sixth Sense") 22

Friday, April 09, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team lost to Clover Hill last night in the final game of the 2010 Colonials Invitational Baseball Tournament 10-4. Not that any loss doesn't make you mad but this one makes you really mad when you are winning 4-2 going to the top of the 7th before Clover Hill scored 8 run in the top of the 7th. The Colonials are now 3-5 on the season and will be back in action Tuesday night against Matoaca who may be the #1 team in the state. Andrew's LL team opened there season up with a win last night and Andrew had a hit in the game, hit team will be back in action tomorrow night. The Virginia baseball team will face Georgia Tech this weekend in big 3 game series, I think fellow blogger Lee will be there tonight. After our game last night I came home to put the stats into the computer only to find out that my stats program had crashed and that I might have to put all the information again which isn't making me very happy at all, just allot of extra work. MICKEY

Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo is 77. Actress Michael Learned is 71. Country singer Margo Smith is 68. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 57. Actor Dennis Quaid is 56. Humorist Jimmy Tingle is 55. World Golf Hall of Famer Severiano Ballesteros is 53. Country musician Dave Innis (Restless Heart) is 51. Actress-sports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 46. Actor Mark Pellegrino is 45. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 45. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 44. Rock singer Kevin Martin (Candlebox) is 41. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 33. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 31. Rock musician Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) is 30. Actor Ryan Northcott is 30. Actor Jay Baruchel is 28. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 23. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jazmine Sullivan is 23. Actress Kristen Stewart is 20. Actress Elle Fanning is 12.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be back in action tonight at home against the Clover Hill Cavaliers at 7pm, hopefully the rain will hold off until after the game. Also tonight Andrews LL team will open up its season at Ironbridge Park on field #1 at 7:30pm against the Tigers. The Virginia baseball team won yesterdays game with Radford 12-2, the Cavs will start a huge ACC series tomorrow against Georgia Tech. I don't know about the rest of you bloggers but I am already sick of all the pollen thats in the air, its not helping my PAIN indes thats for sure. MICKEY


While you're sitting in front of the computer, turn on the sleep mode, so it's less of a power drain when you're not using it. Windows users can do this via the control panel, while Mac users can find energy saving settings under system preferences in the apple menu.

Brushing is Not Enough
If you plan to spend your later years eating more than yogurt and applesauce, invest in some floss. No matter how thoroughly or long you brush your teeth, you're missing a good portion of their total surface. That's like washing one armpit after a workout. But the dangers of skipping floss go beyond hygiene: The bacteria that linger can increase your risk of heart disease.

Today's Birthdays: Former first lady Betty Ford is 92. Comedian Shecky Greene is 84. Actor-turned-diplomat John Gavin is 79. Author and investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is 73. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is 72. Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek is 70. "Mouseketeer" Darlene Gillespie is 69. Singer J.J. Jackson is 69. Singer Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 69. Songwriter-producer Leon Huff is 68. Actor Hywel Bennett is 66. Actor Stuart Pankin is 64. Rock musician Steve Howe (Yes) is 63. Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay is 63. Movie director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love") is 61. Rock musician Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad) is 59. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter is 56. Actor John Schneider is 50. Rock musician Izzy Stradlin is 48. Singer Julian Lennon is 47. Rock singer-musician Donita Sparks is 47. Actress Robin Wright Penn is 44. Actress Patricia Arquette is 42. Rock singer Craig Honeycutt (Everything) is 40. Rock musician Darren Jessee is 39. Actress Emma Caulfield is 37. Actress Katee Sackhoff is 30. Actor Taylor Kitsch is 29. Rock singer-musician Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) is 26. Actor Taran Noah Smith is 26. Actress Kirsten Storms is 26.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


The Colonial Colonials baseball team picked up a much needed win last night knocking of Sussex Central 15-4. The Colonial are 3-4 and will face Clover Hill tomorrow night weather permitting in the final day of the CH Invitational. The Virginia baseball team beat James Madison yesterday 9-4, the Cavs will face Radford today before returning to ACC play on Friday with a big series with Georgia Tech. Andrews LL team will open up its season tomorrow night as well, he is playing on the Pirates this year. The Thomas Dale baseball went 1-1 yesterday, TD beat Kellam 8-7 and lost a tough one to Manchester 7-6. It will start cooling off a bit after today, it looks like a cold front will come through tomorrow dropping the temps back into the 80's tomorrow and into the 70's for the weekend. MICKEY


Clean your air filters regularly. Air conditioners have to work a lot harder to circulate air through filthy filters, which is a totally unnecessary electricity drain.

Lower the temperature of your water thermostat to 120-130 degrees (any lower than that might backfire on you, since you might end up running out of hot water).

Today's Birthdays: Actor R.G. Armstrong is 93. Sitar player Ravi Shankar is 90. Actor James Garner is 82. Country singer Cal Smith is 78. Actor Wayne Rogers is 77. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 75. Country singer Bobby Bare is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 73. California Attorney General Jerry Brown is 72. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 71. TV personality David Frost is 71. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 63. Singer John Oates is 61. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 61. Singer Janis Ian is 59. Country musician John Dittrich is 59. Actor Jackie Chan is 56. Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 56. Actor Russell Crowe is 46. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 46. Actor Bill Bellamy is 45. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 45. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 35. Actress Heather Burns is 35. Actor Kevin Alejandro (TV: "Southland") is 34. Actor Conner Rayburn is 11.