Sunday, April 23, 2006

Proof

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DeShaun Holton (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. Proof also doubled as Eminem's publicity assistant and was a long time friend of his. He also went by the nicknames Big Proof, P, Derty Harry, and Oil Can Harry. Proof began his career in Detroit's Hip Hop Shop, where he organized freestyle tournaments. It was there that he met Eminem and proposed forming a clique with several other members, in what would later become the group D12.

Boston Marathon

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The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriot's Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897 and inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, it has become one of the oldest and most popular professional marathon races in the world. Professional runners from all over the world compete in the Boston Marathon each year, braving the hilly New England terrain and unpredictable weather to take part in the race.

Bettie Page

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Bettie Mae Page (born April 22, 1923), sometimes known as Betty Page, is an American model and pin-up girl,active mostly in the 1950s. She is said to have been photographed more than Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford combined.
In addition to common pin-up photos, Page also posed for a number of fetish photos, which earned her a cult following even beyond fetish culture.

The Notorious Bettie Page is a film which was released in 2005. The film had its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, and was released in theaters in early April 2006. Its MPAA rating is "R".
Bettie Page is played by Gretchen Mol. The film is directed by Mary Harron, and written by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner.

Irs

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the tax laws. The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Pamela Rogers

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Pamela Joan Rogers (Turner) (born 1977), a former elementary school physical education teacher and coach in Tennessee, gained notoriety for her sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy, one of her students in Centertown Elementary School, Tennessee. To avoid the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, she pleaded no contest to 4 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

Peeps

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Peeps are small marshmallow candies, sold in the U.S.A., which are shaped into baby chickens, rabbits, and other animals. Peeps are primarily used to fill Easter baskets. They are made from marshmallow, sugar, gelatin, and carnauba.
Peeps are usually eaten in one of five ways:
- plain, out of the box
- dried (sometimes for years) and hardened.
- microwaved (which makes the marshmallows softball-sized)
- frozen
- roasted over a flame, like a regular marshmallow.
Peeps are made by Just Born, a candy manufacturer based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Just Born claims Peeps were introduced in 1953, but most aficionados say that Peeps were originally manufactured by Rodda Candy Company starting in the 1920s. When Just Born acquired Rodda Candy Company in 1953, they automated the process and mass-marketed them. Peeps were first advertised on television in February of 1999.
Many lovers of Peeps refer to the period between February 15 and the Sunday after Easter as "Peep Season". In recent years, Just Born has expanded its line to include bats, cats and ghosts for Halloween; hearts for Valentine's Day; trees, gingerbread men, and snowmen for Christmas; and red, white, and blue chicks and stars for the 4th of July.

Cindy Margolis

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Margolis was born in Los Angeles, California to a Jewish family. She started her modeling career on her own. While attending college at Cal State Northridge, she had a project in business class that dealt with greeting cards. She took this idea further and started selling a line of cards with her image on them. Her modeling career took off when agents started asking about the woman on the cards. She has modeled in advertising for companies such as Reebok, Vidal Sassoon, Coors, Hanes, and Sunkist as well as countless infomercials. Margolis has also appeared as one of Barker's Beauties on the game show The Price Is Right.
Margolis found megastardom in the early days of the Internet. As she had done with greeting cards, she created her own website rather than wait for opportunity to find her. She was named Yahoo! Internet Life magazine's "Queen of the Internet" from 1996-1999. She also found her way into the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as a result of being the "most downloaded" person in 1999. The record was 70,000 times in a span of 24 hours. Amazingly (when compared to the manner of recent on-line Glamour photography), her nipples were never plainly visible in either her website or her numerous appearances in Playboy.
In November of 2005 Cindy Margolis teamed up with the World Poker Tour to become the new hostess for Chipleaders.
Margolis is married to restauranteur Guy Starkman. Following fertility treatment, Cindy gave birth to a son, Nicholas Isaac, in 2002 and twin daughters, Sabrina and Sierra, in 2005.

Mumps

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Mumps or epidemic parotitis is a viral disease of humans. Prior to the development of vaccination and the introduction of MMR vaccine, it was a common childhood disease worldwide, and is still a significant threat to health in the third world.

Painful swelling of the salivary glands (classically the parotid gland) and fever is the most typical presentation.
Painful testicular swelling and rash may also occur. While symptoms are generally not severe in children, in teenagers and adults, the symptoms can be more severe and complications such as infertility or subfertility are relatively common, although still rare in absolute terms.The disease is generally self-limiting, and there is no specific treatment apart from controlling the symptoms with painkillers.

Easter egg

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Easter eggs, also known as Spring eggs in the United States, are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute eggs made from chocolate, or plastic eggs filled with candy such as jellybeans.

Candy Easter eggs can be any form of confectionery such as hollow chocolate eggs wrapped in brightly-colored foil. Some are delicately constructed of spun sugar and pastry decoration techniques. The ubiquitous jelly egg or jellybean is made from sugar-coated pectin candy. These are often hidden, supposedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning.
Decorated eggs are much older than Easter, and both eggs and rabbits are age-old fertility symbols. The Passover Seder service uses a hard-cooked egg flavored with salt water as a symbol both of new life and the Temple service in Jerusalem. The Jewish tradition may have come from earlier Roman Spring feasts.

Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai born on November 1, 1973; Ash to fans and media) is a Bollywood and Hollywood actress, also a supermodel and Miss World of 1994.

Rai was born in Mangalore to Krishnaraj and Vrinda Rai, in the South Indian state of Karnataka; She speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Tulu. Her brother Aditya Rai is a film producer.
In the 1994 Miss India contest, Rai placed second behind Sushmita Sen, and eventually went on to win the Miss World title that same year and the Miss Photogenic award then later, the All-Time Most Beautiful Miss World Perfect 10 honor. After the one year reign as Miss World in London, she then worked as a professional model, in advertising and Indian fashion magazines. This was the beginning to her supermodel status in India.

Resurrection

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The term resurrection is used in the literal sense to mean either the religious concept of the reunion of the spirit and the body of a dead person, or the return to life of a dead person. It is used in a figurative sense about broken or discontinued things which were never alive, but which have been restored to a functional state; for example a company which had failed but is reopened by a new owner. Rebirth is a different but analogous religious concept. The word resuscitation is used for return to life after clinical death by medical procedures.

Scary Movie 4

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Scary Movie 4 is a sequel to Scary Movie 3 that is directed by David Zucker, written by Craig Mazin and Pat Proft, and produced by Robert K. Weiss. It is distributed by The Weinstein Company via its Dimension Films unit in the US, and internationally by Buena Vista Distribution (Miramax). It was released on April 14, 2006.

Scientology

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Scientology is a new religious movement based on a system of beliefs, teachings, practices, and ceremonies that originated as philosophy in 1952 by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard (Lafayette Ronald Hubbard). "Scientology would be a study of knowledge," Hubbard stated then.

Today, Church of Scientology defines it as an "applied religious philosophy."
Scientology has attracted controversy, criticism, and distrust throughout the world because of its closed nature and strong-arm tactics in handling critics. Scientology's principles have been characterized as pseudoscientific by scientists, medical doctors and psychotherapeutic practitioners. Lawmakers, including national governing bodies of several countries have characterized the Church as an unscrupulous commercial organization, citing harassment of critics and exploitation of its members. Because of these factors, the Church has frequently been perceived as a cult.

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Tax Forms

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Form 1040A:

The 1040A (nicknamed the "short form") is a shorter version of the Form 1040 U.S. tax return. It is limited to taxpayers with taxable income below $100,000 who take the standard deduction instead of itemizing deductions.
A taxpayer who uses the 1040A tax return can only have income from the following sources:
- Wages, salaries, and tips.
- Interest and ordinary dividends.
- Capital gains distributions.
- Taxable scholarships and fellowship grants.
- Pensions, annuities, and IRAs.
- Unemployment compensation.
- Taxable social security and railroad retirement benefits.
- Alaska Permanent Fund dividends.
Several other restrictions apply as well.
See also: Form 1040, Form 1040EZ, Form 1040X