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See beaten Up Rihanna Photo!

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 20, 2009

A photo that appears to be Rihanna’s face with bruises, scratches and swelling from an attack allegedly at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown was posted Thursday night by the celebrity Web site TMZ.

The close-up image shows a welt above each of the woman’s eyebrows, marks on her cheek and around her lips, and general swelling. TMZ did not say how it obtained the photo, when it was taken or by whom.

Hours after the photo was posted, the Los Angeles Police Department launched an internal investigation and asked for the public’s help in finding the person who leaked it. A police news release said the image “has the appearance” of one taken during a domestic violence investigation, and classified its release as a case of serious misconduct that could result in termination.

Asked earlier Thursday whether he could confirm the photo’s origin, LAPD Officer Jason Lee said only that the department had not released images of the woman who accused Brown, and would not release evidence photos. A spokeswoman for the district attorney said all evidence related to the case was still with police.

Brown was arrested Feb. 8 and booked on suspicion of making felony criminal threats to a woman that authorities have not publicly identified. A person familiar with the situation, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity, confirmed that the woman was Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty.

The person said some of the injuries shown in the photo — specifically the marks on the woman’s forehead — were consistent with the injuries Rihanna sustained.

Prosecutors have asked police to provide more information before deciding what charges, if any, to pursue against Brown. Police have said the 19-year-old singer could face domestic violence charges if prosecutors think they are appropriate.

An Associated Press photo of Rihanna, taken before the party on the night of the incident, shows her with a tattoo of Roman numerals on her left shoulder; the TMZ photo shows the same numerals on the same shoulder. TMZ had previously used its site to debunk a manipulated image that depicted Rihanna with a black eye.

No public statement has been issued on behalf of Rihanna, who turns 21 on Friday. Email and telephone messages left late Thursday with representatives for both Brown and Rihanna were not immediately returned.

Brown released a statement on Sunday, which read in part, “Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired.” The statement, which did not mention Rihanna, said Brown was consulting with loved ones, his mother and pastor.

Brown’s arrest came roughly 18 hours after he and Rihanna left a pre-Grammy party honoring music mogul Clive Davis. According to police, Brown and a woman were involved in an altercation in a car traveling through the upscale Hancock Park neighborhood shortly after midnight. Police have said the woman had visible injuries, and that Brown was gone from the scene when they arrived.

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Creative Changes Daily Astrology Forecast Fri 2/20/09

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 20, 2009

We will probably be ready to make some rather creative changes in our lives today, and there is a good chance we will focus this creativity into our businesses. Even if our business is just running a home, we are going to be ready to roll up our sleeves and make it more beautiful and productive.

There could be a few family or money problems this morning (early morning west coast), but the rest of the day should proceed uninhibited.
Major Planetary Events Today: None

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High Quality Prospects For Your Business: Without Spending a Dime on Leads, Marketing or Advertising!

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 20, 2009

Today I wanted to share with you another secret to building a
successful and income producing business.
 
You see, I have met and talked with hundred of frustrated
marketers who are on the verge of calling it quits.
 
They are disenchanted by:
 
     – Their lack of income!
     – Stagnant business growth
     – The never ending attrition of their business!
 
Or worse, all of the above…
 
If this sounds like you – let me ask you this:
 
Are you building a business like a house of cards?
 
You know what I mean, an organization with little or no “real”
substance.
 
Here’s the secret I want to share with you today:
 
Build your business like you would your dream home.
 
What I mean by that is build your business with a solid foundation,
build from the finest materials you can find… and be extremely selective
when choosing who you bring into your business.
 
Now, this might sound challenging, especially if you’re new to the
business. But don’t worry, I tell you precisely how to do this – and
fast.
 
First of all, don’t simply recruit just anyone into your business!
 
Now, this is going to sound contrary to everything that you have heard
before, and goes against the “everyone is a prospect” mantra that has been
drilled into your subconscious.
 
But hear me out here, as this is an extremely important tip.
 
Most marketers will go to just about any length to recruit “suspects”
into their business, occasionally using “pressure” tactics to do so.
 
The result of this is building a business full of low quality recruits,
who will:
     – Complain the most!
     – Struggle the most!
     – Drain your time the most!
     – Quit the most!
 
And, most importantly – produce the least!
 
Instead, recruit only “high quality” people into your business.
 
Look for people who already have:
     – Existing Business savvy
     – A burning desire to succeed
     – A drive to achieve more
     – A willingness to learn
 
And, if they also have a built in “warm” market – that’s a bonus!
 
So where do you find such people?
 
Believe it or not, that’s a whole lot easier than you think –
BUT ONLY if you know where to look.
 
This is why I have taken all the knowledge that I have obtained in the
last 12 years, and compiled it into a simple to learn, surefire system,
that will show you in step-by-step detail how to target the highest
quality prospects for your business – without spending a dime on leads,
marketing or advertising!
 
And, it’s all waiting for you in my NEW “104Inc.com FREE TRIAL”.
 
And, here’s some great news for you:
 
As I mentioned yesterday, you have the chance to purchase it for the
Pre-Launch price of $99 before it goes on sale to the masses for $199.
I would encourage you to do so now.

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YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 20, 2009

Success doesn’t come to you.
You must go to it.
You don’t need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity.
What you need is to use what you have.
 
The golden opportunity you’re seeking is in yourself.
It’s not in your environment.
It’s not in luck or chance or the help of others.
It’s in you.
 
There will always be a new opportunity
where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
 
Open your own door to opportunity.

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Rare act of sportsmanship

Posted by 104Inc.com on February 20, 2009

The coach never considered any other option.

It didn’t matter that his DeKalb, Ill., High School basketball team had ridden a bus two and a half hours to get to Milwaukee, then waited another hour past game time to play. Didn’t matter that the game was close, or that this was a chance to beat a big city team.

Something else was on Dave Rohlman‘s mind when he asked for a volunteer to shoot two free throws awarded his team on a technical foul in the second quarter. His senior captain raised his hand, ready to go to the line as he had many times before.

Only this time it was different.

“You realize you’re going to miss them, don’t you?” Rohlman said.

Darius McNeal nodded his head. He understood what had to be done.

It was a Saturday night in February, and the Barbs were playing a non-conference game on the road against Milwaukee Madison. It was the third meeting between the two schools, who were developing a friendly rivalry that spanned two states.

The teams planned to get together after the game and share some pizzas and soda. But the game itself almost never took place.

Hours earlier, the mother of Milwaukee Madison senior captain Johntel Franklin died at a local hospital. Carlitha Franklin had been in remission after a five-year fight with cervical cancer, but she began to hemorrhage that morning while Johntel was taking his college ACT exam.

Her son and several of his teammates were at the hospital late that afternoon when the decision was made to turn off the life-support system. Carlitha Franklin was just 39.

“She was young and they were real close,” said Milwaukee coach Aaron Womack Jr., who was at the hospital. “He was very distraught and it happened so suddenly he didn’t have time to grieve.”

Womack was going to cancel the game, but Franklin told him he wanted the team to play. And play they did, even though the game started late and Milwaukee Madison dressed only eight players.

Early in the second quarter, Womack saw someone out of the corner of his eye. It was Franklin, who came there directly from the hospital to root his teammates on.

The Knights had possession, so Womack called a time out. His players went over and hugged their grieving teammate. Fans came out of the stands to do the same.

“We got back to playing the game and I asked if he wanted to come and sit on the bench,” Womack said during a telephone interview.

“No,” Franklin replied. “I want to play.”

There was just one problem. Since Franklin wasn’t on the pre-game roster, putting him in meant drawing a technical foul that would give DeKalb two free throws.

Though it was a tight game, Womack was willing to give up the two points. It was more important to help his senior guard and co-captain deal with his grief by playing.

Over on the other bench, though, Rohlman wasn’t so willing to take them. He told the referees to forget the technical and just let Franklin play.

“I could hear them arguing for five to seven minutes, saying, `We’re not taking it, we’re not taking it,” Womack said. “The refs told them, no, that’s the rule. You have to take them.”

That’s when Rohlman asked for volunteers, and McNeal’s hand went up.

He went alone to the free throw line, dribbled the ball a couple of times, and looked at the rim.

His first attempt went about two feet, bouncing a couple of times as it rolled toward the end line. The second barely left his hand.

It didn’t take long for the Milwaukee players to figure out what was going on.

They stood and turned toward the DeKalb bench and started applauding the gesture of sportsmanship. Soon, so did everybody in the stands.

“I did it for the guy who lost his mom,” McNeal told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It was the right thing to do.”

Franklin would go on to score 10 points, and Milwaukee Madison broke open the game in the second half to win 62-47. Afterward, the teams went out for pizza, two players from each team sharing each pie.

Franklin stopped by briefly, thankful that his team was there for him.

“I got kind of emotional but it helped a lot just to play,” he said. “I felt like I had a lot of support out there.”

Carlitha Franklin’s funeral was last Friday, and the school turned out for her and her son. Cheerleaders came in uniform, and everyone from the principal and teachers to Johntel’s classmates were there.

“Even the cooks from school showed up,” Womack said. “It lets you know what kind of kid he is.”

Basketball is a second sport for the 18-year-old Franklin, who says he has had some scholarship nibbles and plans to play football in college. He just has a few games left for the Knights, who are 6-11 and got beat 71-36 Tuesday night by Milwaukee Hamilton.

It hasn’t been the greatest season for the team, but they have stuck together through a lot of adversity.

“We maybe don’t have the best basketball players in the world but they go to class and take care of business,” Womack said. “We have a losing record but there’s life lessons going on, good ones.”

None so good, though, as the moment a team and a player decided there were more important things than winning and having good stats.

Yes, DeKalb would go home with a loss. But it was a trip they’ll never forget.

“This is something our kids will hold for a lifetime,” Rohlman said. “They may not remember our record 20 years from now, but they’ll remember what happened in that gym that night.”

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