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Everybody Loves Raymond’ Actor Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Possible Suicide

Friday, April 24th, 2015


Sawyer Sweeten, an actor best known for his role as one of the young twins on hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died of a possible suicide, his manager Dino May confirmed Thursday. He was 19.

According to Radar Online, which first reported the news, he was visiting family in Texas, where he is believed to have shot himself on the front porch.

Sweeten played Geoffrey Baron on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which ran from 1996-2005 on CBS. He acted alongside his twin brother, Sullivan, and their real-life sister, Madylin, who played Ally Baron, for 139 episodes. The two brothers were only 16 months old when they first started on the show.

Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle and Monica Horan also starred in the comedy.

Madylin Sweeten wrote on Facebook on Thursday afternoon: “At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you.”

Sawyer Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas. As a child, he and his brother shared roles in the 2002 film “Frank McKlusky, C.I.” and a 2000 episode of Disney Channel series “Even Stevens.”

Head Of Mississippi Prison System Charged With Corruption

Saturday, November 8th, 2014


Chris Epps resigned as head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections this week after more than a decade on the job. An indictment against him says he spent much of that time systematically robbing the state.

The indictment alleges that Epps conspired to pass out public contracts with his department in exchange for kickbacks—”taking more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks over the last eight years in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in prison contracts.” The Clarion-Ledger gives an example of how brazen Epps was:

In 2008, [co-conspirator Cecil] McCrory sold his commissary company at a big profit, and Epps approved reassignment of the no-bid contract to the new company. Shortly after, authorities say, Epps had McCrory pay off his home mortgage with three $100,000 cashier’s checks and a $50,000 check all spaced months apart.

Epps can take heart in the fact that perhaps he will only be sentenced to spend time in the prisons that he himself ran in what was no doubt a caring and professional manner, and which are no doubt renowned for their safety and tranquility due to the masterful long term guidance of Chris Epps

Check Out Picture From SFC Boxing At The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lula

Monday, November 3rd, 2014


Summit Fighting Championships has Former WBO Heavyweight World Champion Shannon Briggs competing in the Main Event this weekend at Isle of Capri Casino!!!! With a Career Record of 56-6 with 49 knockouts and wins over George Foreman and Ray Mercer, he is no doubt one of the BIGGEST stars in Boxing right now! Come check him out as well as other Local Stars this coming weekend in Lula MS (only an hour from Memphis)…



Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


(WABC) — An Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive over explosive racial allegations that are being leveled by four New York State Parole officers who claim they were illegally stopped while on the job in Rockland County by local cops, threatened and detained.

The four veteran New York state parole officers claim that they were on duty, wearing their vests, their shields, and driving a state-issued vehicle when they were surrounded at gunpoint by local cops at an intersection in Rockland County.

Sarah Wallace: “Why do you think you were stopped?”

Sheila Penister: “Racial profiling, no doubt in my mind.”

Annette Thomas: “All I could think of was if I sneeze, or blink, or clear my throat, that yeah, I might have a bullet lodged in my head.”

Samuel Washington: “As a parole officer, you have to have tough skin. But this was much deeper than just getting our feelings hurt. This was activity that was menacing and threatening and violent. Hateful.”

The ifocus and Rollin with the Rangers

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

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There is no doubt about it that children are a parent’s number one priority. All parents want to see their kids grow up to do great things, but all children struggle with one thing or another. As a parent you might feel helpless or lost as to how to best approach the issue. The ifocus system is designed to help you as a parent to pin point and tackle problems that you child might be having.

*FOCUS ON FITNESS provides you with everything you need to help you and your child to get motivated and active without it feeling like you’re going to the gym. It comes with information on how to get your child excited about exercise, ideas on how to get them exercising more and having fun doing it. It even has a mini 6 week calendar that maps out fun activities everyday that will keep your child happy their body healthy.

*FOCUS ON FOOD gives you help picking out the foods that your child will need to keep them in tip top shape. This will teach you how to look out for certain chemicals and things to avoid when you are shopping that could have negative effects on your child. It will teach you how to properly build a balanced diet for your child and it even comes with a few 7 day diet guides with suggestions on the back. Absolutely any information you will need to make sure your child is getting the most nutritious food while still loving what they are eating is right here.

*FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR teaches you how to target the source of a particular undesirable behavior and how to work with your child to understand why he or she is acting that way all while building self-esteem for your child. They will give you advice such as getting your child’s teacher in on the process or really anyone that your child looks up to.

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*JUNGLE RANGERS is designed to improve your child’s memory, focus and attention span by simply doing what most kids already want to do: play video games. Designed for ages 6-12 this intuitive game puts your child in the shoes of the Rangers tasked with saving the jungle from the evil Dr Bearbeard through a series of mini games that will challenge your child to memorize patterns, numbers and events in a way that boosts their mental capabilities. The best part about the game is that it is self adjusting. Meaning that the game itself will become easier of harder depending on how well your child is doing. This depletes any frustrations that children might have and the game just becomes fun, but they are also learning.

The ifocus system comes with everything above which also includes CDs with interviews from Michael Wendt  (Fitness), Elizabeth Strickland (Food), Dr. Roxana Vernescu (Behavior) and Kimberly Kerns and Jason Leon (Jungle Rangers) that will explain the science behind the ifocus system in their respective fields.

To see for yourself simply go to the ifocus website and order your copy today.


(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Sonnie Carson, young rising star only seconds from greatness (Part 2)

Monday, January 14th, 2013

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What got you into music?

SONNIE CARSON: I have a cousin who raps who influenced me to start.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: How has being from Brooklyn influenced your musical style?

SONNIE CARSON: The things I’ve seen growing up and living in Brooklyn has formed the foundation of which my music is based on. It has shaped me into who I am.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’ve worked with some legends, including Jadakiss & Jim Jones. How was that experience?

SONNIE CARSON: Both experiences were one of a kind. The unexplainable feeling of actually meeting and working with people you grew up listening to and look up to – mind blowing.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Can you share any advice you’ve gotten along the way?

SONNIE CARSON: Be yourself. Never let anyone change who you are. At the end of the day you have to wear your reputation.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Any advice you want to give to some artists just beginning their careers?

SONNIE CARSON: Work through any discouragement. There will be ups and definitely downs. Keep working. It’ll get greater later!

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where will we see your career in the next 5 years?

SONNIE CARSON: Five years richer than what I am now. I don’t know what the future holds but me and the rest of Scream Ent are ready for it!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sonnie Carson is an impressive artist! Make sure to download the “Flight 2012” mixtape. He is headed toward stardom, no doubt.

Check out Part 1 of The Heat’s EXCLUSIVE with Sonnie Carson HERE:

Be sure to follow Sonnie Carson on the social media sites:
Twitter, Facebook & Instagram: SonnieCarson
YouTube: Scream4LifeTV

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Sonnie Carson, young rising star only seconds from greatness (Part 1)

Monday, January 14th, 2013
Prolific young rapper Sonnie Carson

Prolific young rapper Sonnie Carson

If ever there were an artist who is only a few “seconds” from greatness, it is Sonnie Carson.

Brooklyn born and bred, Sonnie Carson is headed to stardom at warp speed. Young, intelligent and charismatic, Sonnie Carson has had the privilege of having features on his mixtapes that most seasoned veterans lack.


Sonnie Carson continues to break barriers and his last mixtape release, “Flight 2012” (hosted by Don Cannon) has not only garnered a lot of attention, but has accumulated a mass amount of downloads and streams. “Flight 2012” features the living legends, Jadakiss and Jim Jones. Quite a feat that a young artist can boast that his latest release, and the videos from it, tout such prolific featured artists.


The Heat had the chance to speak with this up and comer, and he had a lot to say. He tells us that his cousin influenced him growing up. He sees a great deal of progress in his career, one that is growing immensely.

Flight 2012” has made a huge difference for him, garnering a lot of exposure and propelling his brand forward. You can definitely tell that Brooklyn had a profound impact on Sonnie Carson and that the borough helped to shape his career.

Sonnie Carson is most definitely working – something a lot of independent music artists cannot say. In addition to his music, he is dropping videos in rapid succession. These are not run of the mill music videos – each tells a story and gives great insight into Sonnie Carson, the artist.


After you check out Sonnie Carson‘s interview below, make sure to do the same with his videos and download “Flight 2012” for your collection.

Here is what Sonnie Carson had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell our readers a little about yourself

SONNIE CARSON: In case you didn’t know I’m from Brownsville, Brooklyn NY. I love music. Rep Scream Ent all day. We like it, they love it.

Check out Part 2 of The Heat’s EXCLUSIVE with Sonnie Carson HERE:

SAY WHATTT? ‘Whites Only’ Class Reunion Party in St. Martinville, Louisiana – in 2012

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Reprinted from Lafayette, Louisiana popular rag, “The Ind”, a popular publication that helps to shed light on a whole lot of incidents that make you, “Say Whattt?”:

Hallelujah and pass the equality, the St. Martinville Senior High School class of 1973 is finally almost integrated.

The seventy-three-ers will mark their 40th homecoming in September with their customary slate of reunion events. However, as the flyer for the shindig indicates, they’ll break with custom and engage in at least some integrated merrymaking. But the after-game get-together on Friday, Sept. 21? Well, that’s for “White Graduates Only.”

Coincidentally, the class of 1973 was the first to be integrated at SMSH. It takes these things a while to stick.

The black alumni will no doubt discuss and perhaps debate this at their segregated water cooler.


Fireball, explosion reported over 2 states

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A loud explosion heard across much of Nevada and California on Sunday morning rattled homes and prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada, some reporting fireball sightings.

The sound and the light show were likely caused by a meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere, astronomers said.

“It made the shades in my room shake hard enough to slam into the window a couple times,” said Nicole Carlsen of the Reno area. “I kept looking for earthquake information, but (there was) nothing. I even checked the front of my house to make sure no one ran into the garage. I wish I had seen the meteor.”

Erin Girard-Hudson of Arnold, Calif., told The Union Democrat of Sonora, Calif., that the loud boom that occurred around 8 a.m. made her 2-year-old daughter, Elsie, cry.

“It knocked me off my feet and was shaking the house,” she said. “It sounded like it was next door.”

No damages or injuries were immediately reported. There were no reports of earthquakes at the time.

Some people reported seeing a brilliant light streak across the sky at the same time. Sightings occurred over roughly a 600-mile line across the two states, including Reno, Elko and North Las Vegas in Nevada, and the San Francisco, Sacramento and Bakersfield areas in California.

Astronomers said they believe the mysterious light was a fireball, which is a very bright meteor. It will take time to determine the path of the fireball and where it broke up, they added.

“From the reports, I have no doubt it was a fireball,” said Robert Lunsford of the Geneseo, N.Y.-based American Meteor Society. “It happens all the time, but most are in daytime and are missed. This one was extraordinarily bright in the daylight.”

Lunsford said it’s “pretty rare” for fireballs to produce a loud explosion. For that to happen, he explained, the meteor must have survived intact until breaking up about five miles above Earth. Most fireballs are visible at 50 miles above Earth.

“If you hear a sonic boom or loud explosion, that’s a good indication that some fragments may have reached the ground,” Lunsford told The Associated Press. “We’ll have to get some people to work on it to pinpoint where it broke up and see if anything can be found on the ground.”

Lunsford said more than 20 people in the two states had filed reports with his group by midmorning about seeing the fireball.

“I have been looking at the sky for 30 years, and I have never witnessed something so amazing and puzzling. It is an event that makes you glad to be alive,” said Matthew Neal of San Francisco. “The main body was bright green and the head was bright red and white.”

Greg Giroux of June Lake, Calif., located along the eastern Sierra just west of Yosemite National Park, also was impressed.

“This was by far the brightest fireball/shooting star I’ve ever seen, especially since it was in full sunlight,” he said. “After the flash, it broke up into pieces, then I lost sight of it as it went behind a mountain.”

In Nevada, the light show was seen as far east as Elko, about 300 miles east of Reno, and as far south as the Las Vegas area.

Marcia Standifer of Spring Creek, near Elko, and her husband were out drinking coffee when they saw the fireball at the same time.

“It was a very bright ball of white light, then dimmer to the horizon,” she said. “We thought this was very unusual due to the bright daylight and how vivid the object was.”

Tracey Cordaro of North Las Vegas said the sighting “took my breath away.”

“It was amazing,” she said. “It looked as if it was disintegrating rapidly, but was still quite large when it disappeared from my view … (It was) bright green, visible in the bright sunlight.”

Dan Ruby, associate director of the Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno, said it’s unlikely the fireball had anything to do with the current peak of the Lyrid meteor shower.

“People are putting two and two together and saying it has something to do with the meteor shower,” he said. “But the fireball was probably coincidental and unrelated to the peak of the meteor shower.”

Though the fireball was seen over such a wide area, Ruby said it was likely just “a little bigger than a washing machine.”


New iPad owners complain that the new generation model heats up more quickly than old ones

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

If you’re one of the millions who picked up a new third-generation iPad this past weekend, you’re no doubt aware that the new tablet is one of the hottest gadgets out there. And we mean that quite literally — the new iPad runs several degrees hotter than the iPad 2.

In an experiment, ran benchmarking software to stress the processors on both an iPad 2 and a new 4G iPad while both were under a thermal imaging camera. Results were pretty clear: The old iPad 2 ran at an average temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F), while the new iPad ran at a significantly hotter 33.6°C (92.5°F).

The higher operating temperature is likely due to the supercharged new graphics processor present in the new iPad: More power means more heat. That heat is unlikely to negatively impact your device’s performance, though if your new iPad does become too hot to safely operate, it does contain an internal safety switch that will power the unit down.


This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca