Music History for April 7, 2013
Things you may want to know and things you may want to forget, you make the call
1763 – Composer Domenico Dragonetti was born.
1949 – The musical “South Pacific” by Rogers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway.
1956 – “Rock ‘n Roll Dance Party” premiered on the CBS Radio Network.
1967 – Sonny & Cher‘s movie “Good Times” debuted in Chicago, IL.
1975 – Beverly Sills made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Gioacchino Rossini’s “Siege of Corinth.”<!y2000>
1985 – Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years.” He later returned to live performing.<!v>
1985 – Wham! became the first Western act to play in China.
1990 – At Farm Aid IV, Elton John performed “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White. White, a young boy with AIDS, died later the same day.<!v-had it wrong>
1995 – Airport police seized a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen’s carry-on luggage. No charges were filed.
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1997 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and actress Patsy Kensit were married.
1997 – An Amsterdam university began offering a course entitled “Madonna 101.”<!v>
1998 – Carlos Vega died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
1998 – George Michael was arrested in a public restroom in Beverly Hills for lewd conduct. He was sentenced to community service for the incident.
1998 – Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband’s congressional term.
2000 – Michael Abram attended a hearing for his attempt to murder George Harrison and his wife Olivia on December 30, 1999. Abram was ordered to appear for trial, but a date was not set.
2004 – It was announced that Polar Studios, in Stockholm, would close in May due to high rent.
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PAUL, says that is better to speak five words that people can understand than to speak volumes that they can not comprehend. What good is a flute, harp or trumpet unless they play the notes written on the score? But when each player plays the notes written for his or her instrument, the result is beautiful harmony.
Paul adds that if the trumpet does not give a clear sound, men will not know to prepare for battle. How interesting that Paul mentions both types of instruments. The flute and harp are soft, melodic instruments. Some people are like that –so gentle, kind comforting and calming. But there is also a need in God’s musical ensemble for a trumpeter to warn us of his approach.
When the “notes” are sounding clear, the unbeliever who comes into our Christian gatherings, will be convicted of his sin, and his heart will be laid open to the Word of God. Another lost one will have joined God’s family. May he help us to live according to the notes in the “Book.”
VERSE FOR THE DAY: 1 Corinthians 13:5
A late night outing turned into a six-hour-long nightmare after an American woman was gang raped and beaten aboard a public transit van while her handcuffed French boyfriend looked on helplessly, in an incident that’s shocked this resort city as it gears up to host next year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
The police response to the attack was swift: The three alleged perpetrators, aged 20 to 22, have all been taken into custody, and investigators are combing databases to determine whether the men might have been behind any other crimes.
Many still ask whether Rio authorities, who have succeeded in cracking down on much of the city’s drug violence, are up to the task of protecting the waves of tourists expected to flood the city during the upcoming double-header of mega-events. Some 2 million people are also expected to flock to the city in late July for World Youth Day, a Roman Catholic pilgrimage that Pope Francis is scheduled to attend.
Some observers said the attack came as a particular shock given that safety has improved at least in the city’s tourist-friendly, seaside South Zone neighborhoods. Foreigners and moneyed local residents who even three or four years ago would have hesitated to hail a taxi in the street or walk around after dark now do both without thinking twice.
“No one expects to be attacked in Disneyland, handcuffed and roughed up,” Globo newspaper quoted Alfredo Lopes, the head of an association representing Brazil’s hotel sector. “Copacabana is our Disneyland.”
Yet it was in that very beachfront neighborhood, full of senior citizens in bikinis by day but seedier by night, that the two foreigners hailed one of the fleet of public transit vans often used as a speedier alternative to buses. Police investigating the case say the two foreigners, both in their early-20s, were headed shortly after midnight Saturday to Lapa, a popular downtown nightlife hotspot where Rio’s youth converges on clubs, bars and samba venues.
But the pair never made it to their destination. A few minutes into their journey, the van operators forced the other passengers off and inflicted on the two foreigners what Alexandre Braga, the police officer leading the investigation, has called a “party of evil.”
The three assailants took turns raping the woman and beating the man, whom they handcuffed and sometimes struck with a metal crowbar, Braga told a news conference Tuesday.
The men split up the driving, ending up in Rio’s sister city of Niteroi across Guanabara Bay, where they went on a spending spree with the foreigners’ credit cards. Once they hit the limit on both cards, spending around $500 at gas stations and convenience stores, the suspects drove the pair back to Rio, where the foreigners were staying, and forced the woman to fetch another credit card, Braga said.
Although she was alone, she didn’t call the police or alert anyone, Braga said, “because the young man was still under the suspects’ control and she feared something even worse might happen to him.”
Some six hours after they were kidnapped, the two were dumped by the side of a highway near the city of Itaborai, some 50 kilometers from Rio. They managed to make it to an unidentified country’s consulate, where officials took the two to the special police delegation that specializes in crimes against foreigners. The young woman has returned to the U.S., while the man remains in Rio to help with the investigations, Braga said.
“The victims recognized the three without a shadow of a doubt,” Braga said. The men’s mug shots were also recognized by another woman who said she’d been raped by the three under similar circumstances last month. Another foreigner has said she’d been robbed by one of the three suspects, police said.
Two of the suspects have confessed to Saturday’s attack, while the third denies any responsibility.
“They do not show any repentance,” Braga said. “They are quite indifferent, cold.”
He said the men appeared to work as legitimate van operators, with crime an occasional side venture. Though they apparently were authorized to transport passengers in Niteroi and neighboring Sao Goncalo, the suspects were not allowed to operate the van in Rio, he said.
Authorities presented suspects Wallace Aparecido Souza Silva, Carlos Armando Costa dos Santos and Jonathan Foudakis de Souza to the news media on Tuesday.
The suspects allegedly had rented the van, which seats about a dozen people and has dark tinted windows, from the vehicle’s owner, who police say is not suspected of any involvement in the crime.
Rio’s van services are widely reviled for their precarious safety conditions and reckless driving, as well as their links to organized crime. Some vans are run by militias largely composed of former police and firemen who control large swaths of the city’s slums and run clandestine transportation and other services. In general, tourists avoid the vans and opt for regular buses or taxis.
Sexual assaults remain a problem on public transit. Last year, a woman was raped on a moving bus in broad daylight in a widely publicized case, and the Rio subway has special women-only cars to help prevent such attacks.
Still, Brazilian officials emphasized Rio is not particularly prone to such attacks.
“I think sexual violence is something that can happen anywhere,” said Aparecida Goncalves, Brazil’s national secretary for violence against women. “I don’t think that the city of Rio is more dangerous than others.”
“Now we have more ways of denouncing them,” she said, “of talking about and taking the necessary measures so those responsible are punished and imprisoned.”
Walter Maierovitch, Brazil’s former drug czar and an organized crime expert, said that with crime down overall, one of the city’s main challenges will be making sure visitors remain vigilant and aware of basic safety precautions.
“There has been a lot of improvement in Rio but there is still a lot more to be done in terms of security, mainly more preventive actions, alerting tourists both foreign and domestic of the precautions they should take, neighborhoods to avoid,” he said.
He added that Saturday’s attack “was a setback, but in terms of image and security I don’t think it is a major or long-lasting one that will scare tourists away from Rio.”
Australian visitors Emma Richardson and Jason Sestic said they have been taking extraordinary precautions throughout their weeklong stay in Rio.
“We’ve stayed well away from Copacabana and the beach areas at night because of `Lonely Planet,'” said Sestic, referring to the famous backpackers’ guidebook. The 35-year-old, who works in construction, added, “I’m a pretty paranoid person in general and I’ve heard enough stories about here to be really paranoid.”
AP Television producer Ana Pereira and AP writers Stan Lehman in Sao Paulo and Marco Sibaja in Brasilia contributed to this report.
I meet you in the stillness of your soul. It is there that I seek to commune with you. A person who is open to My Presence is exceedingly precious to Me. My eyes search to and fro throughout the earth, looking for one whose heart is seeking Me. I see you trying to find Me; our mutual search results in joyful fulfillment.
Stillness of soul is increasingly rare in this world addicted to speed and noise. I am pleased with your desire to create a quiet space where you and I can meet. Don’t be discouraged by the difficulty of achieving this goal. I monitor all your efforts and am blessed by each of your attempts to seek My Face.
“Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
—2 Chronicles 16:9 nkjv
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
—Psalm 23:2–3 nkjv
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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for Saturday April 6, By Marty Martel.
Thank you friends for all your Prayers and comforting comments you have shared with our family in the loss of my Mom. It means a great deal to us that you have taken the time to share in our sorrow and we won’t forget that you were there for us. We know Mom is enjoying a wonderful life in Heaven and waiting on us. Again thank you so very much for caring ! Donnie & Vickie Clark and Family
I have had the most blessed week with the Grubb Family (The Full Quiver Bluegrass-Gospel Band). They had the opportunity to sing at several nursing homes this week and today to spread the joy of their ministry in song with us at the Sherwood Forest Apts. Afterwards they joined me, Warner and Melody for sandwiches, snacks and much conversation. They are truly a blessing to everyone they meet. Pray as they leave Nashville Saturday morning to do shows in Linden and Pleasantville, TN, then Sunday afternoon off to their home in Collinsville, TX. They have been on the road for 6 weeks and are looking forward to returning home.
We plan on having them back in Nashville as soon as the times can be worked out. Pray for journey mercies. Florine
I for one, am thankful for the power of the Internet. You would never see this in or on any of this country’s main media outlets. Shame on them.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? OR WHERE THIS IS?
This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry Division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.
The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad.
Kalat was so grateful for the America’s liberation of his country, he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors.
Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.
Do you know why we don’t hear about this in the news? The media avoids it because it does not have the shock effect. But, we can do something about it.
We can pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference.
“I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in Love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent.”
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