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by Freedman posted Sep 15 2014 4:37PM
Want to pay your last respects but just don't have the time for the whole "funeral thing?" Well you're in luck, a Saginaw funeral home is offering the convenience of drive-thru viewing. Paradise Funeral Chapel in Michigan has installed a drive-thru window allowing people to drive up to pay their last respects.


According to The Saginaw News, Funeral home President Ivan E. Phillips said he's had the idea for years, but an incident last year made him turn the idea into reality.
That's when an elderly woman who was in a nursing home could not make it inside the chapel to visit her husband or attend his funeral, Phillips said.

"She would've got a chance to see him if we had this, so I knew we had to move forward," Phillips said. Phillips said the drive-thru allows others to pay respects to the dead who might otherwise not visit the funeral home.

"Considering the elderly generation that we service, so many people are afraid of funeral homes. So why not be able to do it from your car?" he asked. Drive-thru viewing is not a new concept. There are at least three funeral homes in other U.S. cities that offer it.

by Freedman posted Sep 9 2014 5:28PM

BusinessWeek is reporting that "Helene Freeman, an entertainment lawyer who litigated a series of victories for Timberlake's former boy band, NSYNC, and is now defending Page and fellow members of Led Zeppelin in a dispute over Stairway to Heaven's authorship. Led Zeppelin faces a copyright infringement suit that alleges parts of the 1971 hit were filched from an obscure song by the band Spirit.

By hiring Freeman, a partner at New York law firm Phillips Nizer, Led Zeppelin has gone for an industry specialist who has also done work for singer Diana Ross and corporate clients that include record distributors and advertising agencies. In NSYNC cases from the late 1990s and 2000s, Freeman secured the band's ability to leave its old record label and won dismissal of a copyright suit over pictures on concert merchandise."

Judge for yourself if Spirit has a case:

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by Freedman posted Sep 5 2014 3:16PM
The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night when the Seahawks beat the Packers 36 – 16 at CenturyLink Field. Now, the Facebook data team is analyzing where each team's fans live across the country. Each county is color-coded based on which official NFL team page has the most Facebook "Likes" by people who live in that county.
The Seahawks fan base naturally lives in the Pacific Northwest. No surprise there. The Dallas Cowboys — often referred to as "America's Team" — have a hold on a large number of counties. In some cases, entire states are devoted to just one team — like Washington to the Seahawks, Colorado to the Broncos and Minnesota to the Vikings.
But one team did not even make the list — the New York Jets. Facebook's data team says, "the New York Jets do not have a plurality of fans in any U.S. county." From Q13 Fox News
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by Freedman posted Sep 3 2014 2:24PM

According to Courthouse News Service, KISS vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons and his associated company have been sued by a security guard working at the band's 2012 concert in Indiana, claiming that the guard was injured after the group band "foolishly" sprayed the stage with water and confetti. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit were the concert venue (Klipsch Music Center) and Live Nation World Wide Inc.

Timothy Funk says in his lawsuit, which was filed in Hamilton Superior Court, that he fell on the "slippery, waxy, and glassy" stage after "some or all of the defendants" sprayed water from hoses "on the stage, the area around the stage, and on some of the crowd." The defendandts also sprayed confetti around the stage and crowd "in a foolish and reckless manner," Funk claims.

Funk is seeking compensation for his injuries, loss of wages and other charges.

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Location : Indiana
by Sean Dillon posted Aug 21 2014 5:58PM

Rock 101.1 and the South Plains Fair welcome to Lubbock .38 Special

for the Rock 101.1 Listener Appreciation Show Special.

Tuesday September 23rd

 

Keep listening to Rock 101.1 or check back here for locations where you can pick up your tickets.

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by Freedman posted Aug 21 2014 4:01PM
I know what I'll be doing every waking hour for the next week and a half! starting today, August 21st, and running through Labor Day, the FXX network is aring every The Simpsons ever, beginning at 10:30 am eastern with the very first episode, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire and running through midnight eastern on September 2nd with the airing of the season 25 finale, The Yellow Badge of Cowardice, last seen on Fox this past May. Every Treehouse of Horror is included. The Simpsons Movie which ran in theaters in 2007 will air in the middle of the marathon at 6:00 pm eastern on August 29th.
 
by Sean Dillon posted Aug 15 2014 12:54PM

The Dallas Cowboys announced that starting QB Tony Romo will start in the Cowboys’ preseason home opener vs Baltimore tomorrow night.

Finally.

I’ve been watching the Cowboys pussyfoot around this issue. LET TONY PLAY! If he isn’t ready to get hit by now, this season is over. The herniated disk has been fixed and the Boys need him badly.

I want to see Tony lead the first team down the field to a touchdown… otherwise this is going to be a LONG painful, nowhere near a playoff team season.

What do you think will happen Saturday night?

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by Freedman posted Aug 13 2014 3:42PM

Australian newspaper The Advertiser is reporting that Australian sharks love AC/DC. "Eyre Peninsula tourism operator Matt Waller has discovered that great whites are attracted to the Australian hard rock band more than any other - even more than berley.

Several times a week his Adventure Bay Charter company cruises down to Shark Bay at the Neptune Islands, south of Port Lincoln, to view the world's largest predatory fish.

The sharks are particularly attracted to top-selling songs If You Want Blood  and Shook Me All Night Long with their low frequencies.

Mr Waller discovered the unusual attraction for sharks when taking tourists out on his swim with great white sharks trips.

"We know the AC/DC music works best by trial and error, and we are doing more research to see what works best with different species of shark," he says.

It all started when Mr Waller did some research on the internet to see what companies use to help repel sharks.

"I asked a couple of them how to attract sharks and they said they hear best at frequencies from 20 to 1000 hertz," Mr Waller says.

"Quite often we see the sharks on the surface, but most of the time our guests want to get in the cage and see them up close.

"I've seen the sharks rub their faces on the cage where the sound is coming from as if to feel it."

Mr Waller believes the attraction of sharks to AC/DC has much to do with the low frequency range of their music, which is compatible with the very sensitive hearing of sharks.

"The sharks come to Neptune Island, which has the largest population of fur seals in the world, to stock-up on a high energy diet of the fur seals," he says.

The attraction of great white sharks to AC/DC music echoes the practice of Pacific Islanders in attracting sharks by rattling coconut shells together under the water."

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by Freedman posted Aug 12 2014 2:58PM
Actor Robin Williams holds up his Oscar after winn

As we all mourn the loss of Robin Williams, I just came across a great article in the Huffington Post that shows what a huge talent he was. "Robin Williams lived an amazing life before his death at the age of 63. In the beginning of his career, Williams struggled as a street mime in front of New York’s Museum of Modern Art; by the end, he was the type of performer who could lift the spirits of a long-time friend in the hospital to our nation's troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait and everyone in between. Moreover, once Williams reached the top, he remembered to look back on where he came from: The actor famously helped Jessica Chastain become the first person in her family to go to college, funding her full-ride scholarship to Juilliard when she was just starting out herself. There's certainly no doubt Williams will be missed by both fans and colleagues. Below are some of the little known moments of Williams' inspiring career.

1. Robin Williams improvised most of Genie for "Aladdin."

2. Robin Williams dressed in scrubs and surprised his friend Christopher Reeve in the hospital following his career-ending accident.

3. During the filming of "Schindler's List," Robin Williams called Steven Spielberg to tell him jokes and lift his spirits.

4. In high school, Robin Williams was voted by his classmates as the "Least Likely To Succeed."


5. Robin Williams' favorite childhood book was "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," which he'd read to his kids.

You can read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-facts_n_5670220.html. It has some great backstory and pictures as we mourn the loss of a man that provided so much laughter to so many.
 

by Sean Dillon posted Aug 12 2014 1:21PM
With a new tour supporting his new album Hypnotic Eye. But this time around he isn't hitting Lubbock.

I'm excited to see Tom back on the road again. Check out these road dates:

Aug 14                  Vancouver, BC  Pepsi Live At Rogers...
 
Aug 15                  George, WA       The Gorge

 Aug 17                 Edmonton, AB   Rexall Place

 Aug 19                 Calgary, AB         Scotiabank Saddledome
 
Aug 21                  Winnipeg, MB   MTS Centre

 Aug 23                 Chicago, IL           United Center
 
Aug 24                  Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music The...

 Aug 26                 Toronto, ON       Air Canada Centre
 
Aug 28                  Montreal, QC     Bell Centre

 Aug 30                 Boston, MA        Fenway Park

 Aug 31                 Portland, ME      Cumberland County Ci...
 
Sep 06                   Arrington, VA    Lockn' Festival

 Sep 07                  Darien Center, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts

 Sep 10                  New York, NY    Madison Square Garden

 Sep 11                  Holmdel, NJ        PNC Bank Arts Center
 
Sep 13                   Hartford, CT       XL Center
 
Sep 15                   Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center

Sep 16                   Allentown, PA   PPL Center
 
Sep 18                   Raleigh, NC         PNC Arena
Sep 20                   West Palm Beach, FL      Cruzan Amphitheater

Sep 21                   Tampa, FL                            Tampa Bay Times Forum

Sep 23                   Nashville, TN                      Bridgestone Arena
 
Sep 25                   Houston, TX                       Toyota Center
 
Sep 26                   Dallas, TX                             American Airlines Center
 
Sep 28                   Tulsa, OK                             BOK Center

 Sep 30                  Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Oct 01                  Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Oct 03                  Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Oct 05                  San Jose, CA                       SAP Center

Oct 07                   Anaheim, CA                      Honda Center

Oct 10                   Los Angeles, CA                                The Forum

Oct 11                   Los Angeles, CA                                The Forum


 
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