The same orphanage that Paris Hilton got some good press exposure at the expense of the students at the Jakaranda Orphanage School in Pretoria, South Africa
Johannesburg – A Pretoria orphanage says it is no longer getting financial support from large companies as 70% of the children in its care are white. (I must add that this is probably the only orphanage In Africa who has more white orphans than black orphans, most South African Orphanages only have black orphans, but that’s ok?)
Elzane van der Merwe of the Jacaranda children’s home said:“The only answer that the children’s home is getting is: ‘Sorry, you don’t meet the criteria for 100% black economic empowerment (BEE),” reported Beeld.
But Van der Merwe said the children’s home couldn’t choose which children to take in.
“To us a child is a child. We don’t discriminate. Here we have 250 children between 18 months and 18 years that need care, regardless of race or gender.”
She said that even though the department of trade and industry had withdrawn the new suggested BEE codes, welfare organisations countrywide were still affected.
The suggested codes award points to companies for their BEE programs and donations. If companies donate to any organization with more whites than the BEE allows they lose their 30 pieces if silver from the SA government.
She said their income had dropped drastically due to the BEE codes, even though there was an increase in the children that needed care.
The home only looks after children placed in its care by court order.
Bryan Cumming records in his home studio, Studio 23. Metro sent him a citation based on a little-enforced law banning home studios. / Dipti Vaidya / File / The Tennessean Written by Joey Garrison The Tennessean, article send to WHISNews21 for our attention by Keith Bradford.
Language in a bill aimed at tidying up the city’s code to accommodate home recording studios has turned into a source of consternation for some Nashville musicians – the very folks its Metro Council sponsors are trying to help.
Dave Pomeroy, president of the Nashville Musicians Association, said he agrees with the intent of legislation that would add a new accessory use dubbed “home recording studio” to the city’s home occupation code. Council members Megan Barry and Ronnie Steine proposed the ordinance to authorize a practice many – thousands perhaps – are actively doing, even though it technically violates Metro’s codes.
This contradiction is especially unfitting for a place known as “Music City,” the proposal’s backers say.
Pomeroy, however, whose 2,500-member union didn’t learn about the proposal until the day it came up for a vote, doesn’t support several particulars in the bill, which the council agreed to defer voting on Tuesday to address some concerns in committee. That decision came after a public hearing in which musicians fell into both camps on the proposal.
Among the concerns of his group, Pomeroy said, is the bill’s “vague” definition of a recording studio itself, which can include a simple laptop. He also takes exception with the city’s existing home occupation code, which allows businesses no larger than 500 square feet – smaller than many studios. He added that it’s often difficult to pinpoint exactly where a studio ends and living quarters begin. Then there’s the issue of defining musicians recording “for business” as opposed to “hobbyists.”
“It’s a very complicated issue with a lot gray areas and a lot of drastically different circumstances,” said Pomeroy, a bass player who has a studio in his home. He claims songwriters organizations and other groups were late to learn of the ordinance as well. “Looking at the bill, it created a number of regulations that, to me, appeared to be somewhat arbitrary.
“If we’re going to pass legislation, it needs to be stuff that makes sense and is enforceable,” he said. “And if we’re going to try to impose regulations, they need to reflect reality.”
Under Metro law, residents can apply for home occupation permits to operate businesses from within their houses, but the code doesn’t allow patrons to visit for business purposes. Home-based recording studios, so long as musicians arrive there to produce and record, are thus prohibited.
The legislation at issue would allow no more than 10 or musicians at a recording studio per day, a figure some skeptics say is too low.
Barry, whose legislation has the recommendation of the Metro Planning Commission and backing of plenty of musicians in its own right, said there’s no rush on getting it approved. “We want to put together a bill that has the input the music industry,” she said. “We’re going to have discussions with all the folks who are interested and then make the necessary changes to the bill that are appropriate as we go forward.”
Following Tuesday’s meeting, she kicked off talks with the bill’s critics to begin working out kinks.
“Currently, it is illegal to have a recording studio in your home, and hundreds of musicians in Nashville have them,” Barry said. “We talk all the time about wanting to attract and create a place where creative people want to be. We don’t want to put any kind of impediment in front of them.”
For Barry, the issue came to light after the Metro Codes Department mailed a citation to Bryan Cumming after codes officials read a Tennessean story about the rise of at-home studios and learned of his Studio 23, situated inside his West Nashville home.
“Home recording studios are essential to the vitality of the musical community,” said Cumming, a musician’s union member who spoke in support of the legislation at Tuesday’s public hearing. “It’s kind of where the works gets done, and polished and developed.”
The proposed legislation comes more than one year after a measure to accommodate all home-based businesses that welcome patrons – which former Councilman Mike Jameson had introduced – failed in the council by a 21-11 vote. Among those who led its opposition was Councilman Carter Todd, who is also against the at-home studio bill.
Todd told his colleagues the ordinance “came out of nowhere” and lacked input from the professional music community – something Barry disputes. He said he received calls from several members of the recording academy, who celebrated the Grammy nominations concert on Wednesday, and claimed they couldn’t attend the public hearing the previous night.
The Forest Hills-area councilman said his council district includes only a single commercial business. “My district does not want any home-based businesses,” Todd said, suggesting a better version of the bill could exempt certain council districts, similar to a recently approved backyard chicken ordinance.
“It’s a really difficult statute to draft, and for every page of the ordinance you write, you really need to write two more pages to define all the terms,” Todd said. “If you were going to do it right, it would probably be 100 pages long.”
Todd also questioned the fairness of allowing only one type of at-home business: “Is it fair to do something for recording studios without doing it for tax preparers, financial planning, swim lessons, planning lessons – all the other kind of things you might want to do from your home?
Joey Garrison can be reached at 615-259-826 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on twitter at @joeygarrison
Pay Attention To Your Receipts – This Is Important
With The Christmas Season Coming Up This Is Really Important to Take Note Of. CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING ANY CASHIER’S STATION!!!!!This Could Happen Anywhere in The World No Matter Where You Stay, If There is An Option Of Cash Back You Are in Danger Of Being Caught.
Here are a few examples what has already happenned to a few people we know of:
Wal-Mart (Supercenter Store #1279,10411 N Freeway 45, Houston , TX 77037 a month ago.
I bought a bunch of stuff, over $150, & I glanced at my receipt as the cashier was handing me the bags. I saw a cash-back of $40. I told her I didn’trequest a cash back & to delete it.
She said I’d have to take the $40 because she couldn’t delete it. I told her to call a supervisor.
Supervisor came & said I’d have to take it! I said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my Discover & I wasn’t paying interest on acash advance!!!!! If they couldn’t delete it then they would have to delete the whole order.
So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything!
The second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed & a cash-back of $20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier & she deleted it.
The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the electronic pad must be defective. (yeah, right!)
Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad wasn’t defective because she NEVER offered me the $40 at the beginning.
Can you imagine how many people went through before me & at the end of her shift how much money she pocketed?
Just to alert everyone. My coworker went to Milford , DE Wal-Mart last week.
She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her along and didn’t give her a receipt.
She asked the cashier for a receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave it to her.
My coworker didn’t look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for $20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK!
My coworker called Wal-Mart who investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niecetold her This is a new scam. The cashier will key in that you asked for cash back and then hand it to her friend who is the next person in line.
Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using credit or debit cards!
This is NOT limited to Wal-Mart, although they are the largest retailer so they have the most incidents.
I am adding to this….My husband and I were in Wal-Mart North Salisbury and paying with a credit card. When my husband went to sign the credit card signer, he just happened to notice there was a $20 cash back added. He told the cashier that he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this machine has been messing up and she canceled it.
We didn’t think anything of it until we read this email.
I wonder how many “seniors” have been, or will be, “stung” by this one???
THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE, AT ANY RETAIL OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!!
BEFORE LEAVING THE CASHIER’S STATION!!!!!
CHECK YOUR RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING THE STAND.
I’VE SEEN PEOPLE DO JUST THAT.
NOW I’LL START!
PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, LOVED ONES
The Latest News From JIM ROSE Remembers Radio December 7, 2012
ALL THE NEWS THAT IS NEWS
JAZZ LEGEND TAKES FIVE FOR FINAL TIME In 1961, a very interesting Jazz instrumental recording that features a piano solo captures my attention. The song is Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The Jazz Classic rises to #25 on Billboard’s Pop records survey. The song is from a 5/4 pattern that Dave Brubeck Quartet drummer Joe Morello enjoys playing backstage. Dave asks legendary alto saxophonist Paul Desmond to write a two-part melody over the rhythm, and Brubeck patched the pieces together. Dave Brubeck is born on December 6. 1920 in Concord, CA. He dies of heart failure one day short of his 92nd birthday on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Dave Brubeck’s survivors include his wife, Iola; four sons and a daughter; grandsons and a great granddaughter.
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A NEW COUNTRY COWBOY RIDES INTO HOUSTON, TX Many thanks to former KILT FM news reporter, T.J. Calahan, for making us aware of new changes at Space City’s CBS Radio purveyor of Country music. Effective Monday, December 10, 2012, Keola-Lui-Kwan rides into town to shake up local radio desperados as the new APD/MD/PM Drive DJ. Mark Adams, KILT FM PD, is ecstatic: Keola is a great on-air personality and programmer with a strong background in, and a passion for, Country music. Keola rides into Houston, TX from Lincoln Financial KYGO FM (98.5) Denver, CO. He has his hands full because during my time as a DJ on KILT FM from 1991-96 it is a solid #1 in the Bayou City. He faces strong competition from arch rivals KKBQ FM (92.9) and Country Legends KTHT FM (97.1).
IT’S ALL IN THE FAMILY The Wall Street Journal reports that its managing editor, Robert Thomson, will become CEO of the still-unnamed publishing company that News Corp will create next year in a spin off. In 2011, The New Yorker‘s Ken Auletta describes Thomson as perhaps Rupert Murdoch’s only close friend. The two men are both from Australia, married to Chinese women and were born (thirty years apart) on the same day. They are also both raising their children Catholic, and Murdoch is godfather to Thomson’s nine- and eleven-year-old sons. In the late 1990s the two’s friendship begins when Thomson is U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. In 2002, Robert joins News Corp when Murdoch names him editor of the Times of London. In 2007, Thomson relocates to the WSJ. After it spins off its News Corp publishing unit, Murdoch remains chairman and CEO of News Corp to focus on its TV and film properties that includes Fox TV.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the only chart-topping band from the swinging 60s who are still around in 2012 with its original line up? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Three cool cats turn 39 again! Chuck Dunaway [ex WABC-770 , KILT-610] Saturday, December 1st, Bob Edwards [aka Blade Parker ex KILT-610, KNUZ-1230] Sunday, December 2nd and John Wesley Ryles [Kay, Once In A Lifetime Thing] Sunday, December 2, 2012.
•CLARK HOWARD’s 22nd annual Clark’s Christmas Kidsprogram on News/Talk WSB-750 at metro Wal-Mart stores in the coming weeks in Atlanta, GA joins the Georgia Department of Family & Children’s Services to provide gifts for children in foster care.
•CUMULUS trades Modern AC KRUZ FM (97.5) Santa Barbara, CA to EMF for KXPC FM (103.7) in Lebanon, OR. KRUZ FM flips to Christian CHR Air-1 at midnight on Friday, November 28, 2012.
•UNIVERSAL PICTURES, NBC, Syfy, Bravo, USA, Oxygen, E! and Style overall cost-cutting trims about 500 people from NBCU’s 30,000 employees. In August 2012, 20 Tonight Show staff members bite the dust.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1952 KKTV TV CBS CH11 in Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO begins broadcasting on December 7th.
•1965 EDDY ARNOLD’s single Make The World Go Away grabs #1 in Billboard Country on December 4th.
•1975 THORNTON WILDER author (second novel – Bridge of San Luis Rey – 1927) dies on December 7th at 78.
•1980 RONNIE MILSAP’s haunting single Smoky Mountain Rain captures #1 in Billboard Country on December 6th. •1990 DEE CLARK [Delectus] R&B singer (Raindrops #2 Pop, #3 R&B 1961) dies on December 7th at 52 in Smyrna, GA.
•2003 PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH recognizes Loretta Lynn during the Kennedy Center Honors on December 7th in Washington, D.C. On hand are: Carol Burnett, James Brown, Itzhak Perlman and movie director Mike Nichols.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
JAMES MARVELL [Mercy lead singer ‘Love Can Make You Happy’ 1969] (Tampa, FL) Subject: My Country side. Hi Jim and Lacy, Well, you know a lot of my story with the group Mercy and the million seller “Love Can Make You Happy” but I also have a country music side to my career. It’s about the long haired anti-drug duo who stirred up Nashville in the early 70s. WHISNews21 just broke the story. Folks can see our history including an old TV appearance from ABC TV’s Wilburn Brothers’ Show. Go to https://whisnews21.com/2012/11/14/james-marvell-and-the-country-cavaleers-story
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DAVE MICHAELS (Dayton-Huber Heights, OH) Dave Brubeck is dead. I played Count (Take) Five on an FM station in the 60’s…we did the news Over the top of Music …hung a Mic out the back window of the Bldg while the rain (storm) was coming down. Played: John Lee Hooker, Oscar Brown, Sonny Stitt, Miles Davis, Peggy Lee, Lena Horn, John Gary, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, John Lunsford, Cal Jyader, Pete Fountain and the Bonzo Dog Band all in one night of Music to eat “Hoss-en-pheffer” bye…with black eyed peas and baby-red potatoes steamed cooked with some crayfish in garlic sauce and a shot home-brew. Turn out the lights on the turntable. Dave Michaels
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JOHN BASS [former KLIF-1190 newscaster] (Tyler, TX) Subject: Your ISP Suddenlink issues a delay. Exactly! My friend Robin Hood Brians (of Robin Hood Studios in Tyler) commented one time that whenever Microsoft comes out with a new version of Windows, they put the steering wheel in the trunk, the engine on the rear axel, and the most critical functions inside the crankcase…just to screw us all up…then we have to learn completely new ways to run the blasted thing! He was furious!!! And I must say, I totally agree! Why don’t they make the blame things work like the ones we are replacing worked…and make the new functions operate within the same framework of use that we were accustomed to?!!
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PAT MCCUTCHIN (Austin-Georgetown, TX) Subject: At 4:19am Saturday another bounce email. Jim, Thanks for letting me know again about Suddenlink. I had the same problem about two months ago and it seemed to be cleared up. The entire email system was down all day yesterday and I just got a big load of them this morning. Ed Brandon were good friends at UT but I moved to west Texas and didn’t keep up with him. I have tried to find his email address. If you have time, email him and let him know I’m looking for him. We had some good times together. Thanks so much. Pat McCutchin
TONY BRIDGE [2010 Inductee-Texas Radio Hall of Fame] (Fort Worth-Benbrook, TX) Subject: THANKS JIM (and Lacy). Caught the WFAA story. The KLUE Burn the Beatles story follows. Will turn 81 on December 17th. At least for now, “I’m on the right side of the dirt.”
TRIVIA ANSWER: The Seekers (1962-2012 half a century!) is the only chart-topping group from the 1960s who still exist in 2012 with its original line up. Aussie born lead singer Judith Durham, Athol Guy (double stand up bass), Keith Potger (twelve-string guitar, banjo) & Bruce Woodley (guitar, mandolin, banjo) are Folk-Pop music quartet The Seekers. Three tunes make it big on America’s charts: I’ll Never Find Another You (#4-1965), A World of Our Own (#19-1965) and Georgy Girl (title song of the film of the same name #2 for 2 weeks Christmas 1966-67). Judith’s voice is so mesmerizing. In 1962, The Seekers form in Melbourne. They are the first popular Down Under music group to achieve major chart and sales success in both the UK and the U.S. In 1995, they induct into the ARIA Hall of Fame with record sales of over 50 million. The Seekers new studio recordings celebrate their 50th Anniversary at www.youtube.com/watch?v=whpEYN3L_Zg.
GEORGE SCHANK [KSBJ FM engineer] (Houston-Conroe, TX) Subject: last week’s trivia question. Jim, Interesting that you mentioned California Highway 101 in last week’s trivia question. I’ve travelled that highway. While on a recent trip across Texas, with my grandchildren; I played “The Terror of Highway 101” for them. I have it on CD; along with many others. They asked me where I got all of those crazy old songs. Then, I started telling them the stories of my “glory” days in radio; and, they asked “You mean you really played music on the radio?” That’s right kiddos! Now, turn off the I-Pod! Turn up the radio! George Schank
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN [‘Glory Days’] Well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of glory days.
Jim Rose and Lacy
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