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Patriots for the Past: How to Research Revolutionary War Records

February 21st, 2015

Patriots of days gone by: how exactly to Research Revolutionary War reports
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Learn to research your ancestors’ Revolutionary War army documents.  Discover how to navigate a few of the difficulties of investigating during the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  Furthermore, strategies and strategies to conduct effective pursuit of these records both on line and offline are going to be explored.

Speaker's Bio: Sydney Cruice Dixon is a part regarding the Association of pro Genealogists.  She has been actively researching family members genealogies since 1995.  She conducts genealogy research for customers and providing genealogy mentoring for all customers who would like to do their particular household research.   She at this time shows both novice and intermediate degree genealogy courses.   Additionally, Sydney lectures frequently through the tri-state area – on subjects including: Using the Internet for Genealogy Research; Vital Records and Their Substitutes; Researching U. S. Military Records; Mastering Ancestry.com; A Union Soldier’s Story – Joseph W. Clifton; plus the significance of Capturing Oral History.  She’s a member associated with the preparation committee for the principal Line Genealogy Club. 

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Past Glory, Meet Present Angst

May 29th, 2014

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Q&A: How long until music radio becomes a thing of the past?

November 21st, 2013

Question by BAnne: How long until music radio becomes a thing of the past?
Seriously, the radio just plays the same crappy garbage over and over again. I haven’t turned on the radio in over a year. I just listen to Internet radio. What are your thoughts?
Aeirlys, are aware that this particular news link is dated back from 2002? It’s 5 years old.

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Answer by Aeirlys
You’re about to lose internet radio, if the RIAA has anything to say about it.

What do you think? Answer below!

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Vodka, The Fastest Growing IMFL Segment Registering a CAGR of 44.4% in the Past 5 Years

May 28th, 2013

The future projections are presented for the base case, conservative case and aggressive case scenario providing an insight on the prospects in the Indian alcoholic beverages industry. 
 
India is considered as a lucrative unexplored destination for alcoholic drinks market by several international companies operating in saturated alcoholic beverages markets of Europe and the US. India’s alcoholic beverage market has grown steadily in the last 5 years. The industry reached the 500 million cases consumption mark in FY’2007 and ~ million cases consumption mark in FY’2009, showcasing a rapid growth. From a 430.3 million cases market in FY’2005, the market has clocked a consumption of ~ million cases in FY’2010, registering a CAGR of ~%.
 
Country Liquor has the highest market share in India making currently the most consumed alcoholic beverage in India and has a commanding presence in the northern states of India. Though in the short run, country liquor is still expected to have the major market share, in the long run, their market share will decrease to ~% by FY’2015 and will be overtaken by the IMFL segment. The segment is expected to sustain the market leadership to a longer period only to some extent by increasing quality, proper branding and promotions.
 
Beer is a rapidly expanding segment in the Indian Alcoholic Beverages industry. It is the third largest market and second fastest growing market in the Indian alcoholic beverages industry. Beer market has been segmented into strong beer and mild beer on the basis of their alcohol content. Strong beer which has alcohol content more than 5%, dominates the Indian market accounting for ~% of the total beer consumed in India, stating its popularity and preference.
 
IMFL is the second largest segment in the Indian alcoholic beverage industry. This market has been further bifurcated into Whisky, Rum, Brandy, Vodka and Gin. This industry is growing at a steady pace and had a consumption volume of around ~ million cases in FY’2010 from a consumption of around 135 million cases in FY’2005.This industry has grown at an overall steady pace triggered by increasing population and disposable income, and also the fact that it is increasingly gaining social acceptance.
 
Vodka is the fastest growing IMFL segment in India. Its growth is rapidly increasing due to increase in pubs, hotels, restaurants, evolving nightlife and consumer preferences. It has grown over the past 5 years at a CAGR of 44.4%.
 
Wine industry in India is just in its birth stage Wine is the fastest growing segment in the Indian Alcoholic Beverages industry. Indian wine industry is estimated to reach a consumption of ~ million cases consumption by FY’2015 by growing at a CAGR of ~% under the base case scenario.
 
Key Topics Covered in the Report:

1  The market size of Indian alcoholic beverage industry and its segments including country liquor, IMFL (Whisky, Rum, Vodka, Brandy and Gin), beer and wine on the basis of consumption and per capita consumption
2  Government regulations affecting the alcoholic beverage and its segments
3  Market segmentation of the Indian alcoholic drinks industry and its segments
4  Recent trends and developments in the industry and in its segments
5  Competitive landscape of the various players operating in the country in beer, wine and IMFL market
6  Company profiles of leading players in IMFL, beer and wine market
7  Future outlook on the basis of assumed scenarios i.e. base case, worst case and aggressive case on alcoholic beverages, wine, beer, IMFL (Whisky, Rum, Vodka, Brandy and Gin) and country liquor consumption and per capita consumption in India, from 2011-2015
8  SWOT analysis of the Indian alcoholic beverage industry
 

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Film Screening: Half Past Autumn

October 26th, 2012

Film Screening: Half Past Autumn
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Films are held in the Museum's East Wing Theatre/Classroom

Half Past Autumn
NOVEMBER 10 + 11

We celebrate the centennial of the artist, filmmaker, writer, musician and activist Gordon Parks (November 30, 2012 – March 7, 2006) by screening this biographical film which explores Park's prodigious artistic output. Parks began his career as a Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographer, where he created one of his best known pieces, American Gothic, Washington, D.C. and was the first African American to work at Life magazine as a photographer. His semi-autobiographical novel, The Learning Tree became the first Hollywood film directed by an African American (Parks) is included in the Library of Congress. In1971, his best-known film, film Shaft ushered in the Blaxploitation era. Films are held in the Museum's East Wing Theatre/Classroom and are Free with Membership or Museum Admission.

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5 Fascinating Stories About Past Washington Redskins Players

August 22nd, 2012

Whatever happened to your favorite NFL football player, after he retired from the gridiron? Particular teams, such as the Washington Redskins, have had a history of success in the NFL. That includes five Super Bowl appearances, three Super Bowl victories, and 10 Division Championships. In fact, the pro football Hall of Fame includes 22 former Washington Redskins players. Have you ever wondered what happened to past players? What did they do after they hung up their helmets and football cleats? Here is where some Hall of Fame Washington Redskins of yesteryear have been, up until today:

1. Darrel Green (Cornerback): 1983-2002 During his illustrious career with the Redskins, Green grabbed 64 interceptions, ran 621 interception yards, and scored six touchdowns. Green founded the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, a religious charity, in 1988. He has also been involved with:

• Baltimore-Washington 2012 Summer Olympics board • NFL September 11th Relief Fund • Presidential Council on Service and Civic Participation • Wolf Trap Foundation boards

2. Christian “Sonny” Jurgensen (Quarterback): 1964-1974 Sonny Jurgensen racked up an incredible 32,224 passing yards and 255 touchdowns, during his career with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Since retiring from football, Jurgensen has served as a color commentator with CBS television. Along with Sam Huff, another Hall of Fame Redskins player, Jurgensen continues to cover Washington Redskins games, on the radio.

3. Art Monk (Wide Receiver): 1980-1993 Monk was certainly one of the greatest Wide Receivers of all time, set an NFL record for the most consecutive games with a catch (183). Today, Monk has been helping people off the field, as much as he helped his team on the field. Along with three teammates, Monk founded the Good Samaritan Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that provides people with job training. Also, a football camp for youngsters bears his name.

4. John Riggins (Running Back): (1976-1979, 1981-1985) Nicknamed “The Diesel,” Riggins rushed for over 11,300 yards during his career, with an average carry of 3.9 yards. Since retiring, Riggins has appeared in “Guiding Light” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” on TV, as well as some “off-off Broadway” productions. Riggins also served as a commentator of “The John Riggins Show,” which ESPN Radio aired in the Washington D.C. area.

5. Charley Taylor (Wide Receiver): 1964-1975, 1977 During his career with the Redskins, Taylor pulled in 649 catches, earned 9,110 receiving yards, and crossed the endzone 79 times. After retiring from the NFL as a player, Taylor served as a scout for the Washington Redskins, and then as a receiver coach for the team, from 1981-1994. Since then, Taylor has served as a consultant to the Washington Redskins, has given formal speeches, and has even sold vehicles and boats.

We often wonder what happened to our favorite music, television, and sports stars, after they retired. For instance, many former Washington Redskins players have donated their time and money, to give back to society. Remember those players as you use your NFL merchandise to cheer on your favorite team!

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The 15 Best Songs From the Past 15 Years of Texas Country/Red Dirt /Whatever

July 10th, 2012

The 15 Best Songs From the Past 15 Years of Texas Country/Red Dirt /Whatever
… of Dallas' Somebody's Darling, another recent winner of the Shiner Rising Star award (and the vocalist that this writer dubbed the "country-rock queen of Dallas."). Rita Ballou: The sauciest blogger in Texas and on-air personality for Waco's 92.9 …
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Hog-Herd Expansion Signaling Losses After Corn Surge Boosts Cost
Hog carcasses weighed on average 204.85 pounds (92.9 kilograms) on June 26, up 0.6 percent from a year earlier. Weights reached 210.55 pounds on June 1, the heaviest since May 11, USDA data show. Producers without hedging strategies lost about …
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'Morning Zoo' legend deserves radio hall of fame
Lander came to Houston in 1982 and introduced the wild (for its time) "93Q Morning Zoo" show on KKBQ-FM (92.9). It was something that had never been heard in Houston, an ensemble cast of funny characters doing comedy and pulling pranks between Top …
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Winters of Future Past

June 25th, 2011

Winters of Future Past

December 24th, 1970

 

Ray walks down a highway about to be touched by fate in a Red Camaro.  More than 10 years will pass before he learns what really happened on this mystifying Christmas Eve.

The winter sky is dark. The temperature drops.  The snow has been falling for hours covering the hills and their trees with icy white powder. Interstate 5 is near closure.  The snowplows have been working diligently to help travelers reach their homes.  California’s infamous Grapevine closes at its summit of 5000 feet nearly every January, but this year it will be closed by Christmas Eve.

            In the midst of falling snow and building traffic, a car suddenly veers to the right as the engine stops, it’s nearly 3 pm.  The driver, a young man barely 22 years of age, tries not to alarm the passengers: his young wife and her 13 year old brother. He proceeds to lift the hood of the car, projecting confidence with a seemingly knowledgeable furrowed brow.  Thoroughly he examines the mechanical workings of the simple six-cylinder engine.  This is the third time today he has checked the vehicle’s fluid levels, but this time there is absolutely no oil on the dip-stick.

            “I’m going to the nearest phone and call for help,” Says the young man to his family.

            “What’s wrong with the car?” his wife asks.

            “Somehow we have lost all the oil.”

            “Shouldn’t we go with you?”

            “The temperature is dropping; I think you will be warmer in the car with blankets than walking with me in the snow. I won’t be long.” 

            An agreement is made with promises of help to be summoned as rapidly as possible.  The young husband begins his trek. His family watches him walk down the highway.

            Just as Ray turns out of view, a Red Camaro slows down along side him. The driver offers help. The cold air vibrates with the welcoming words.

“Hey there pilgrim, I bet you could use a ride. Let me take you to the next Gas Station.” Ray looks into the car and sees a young pale-faced Marine.

            “You are an absolute life saver! Yes. Please. And thank you!”

            Though well dressed with what seemed like a heavy coat before his hike, Ray is glad to be in a warm car. He had forgotten his gloves, but reaches out a numb hand and enthusiastically shakes the marine’s hand. 

            It is 3 PM by the clock on the dash of the Red Camaro. The young men grasp in a handshake of friendship as if they had known each other for years. Ray barely notices just how cold the young Marine’s hands are.  He is too busy rubbing his own hands together near the floor heater vent. The Red Camaro slings rapidly back into traffic headed south towards the nearest Gas Station. The back seat of the marine’s car is packed with wrapped Christmas gifts all sitting on top and around a Red Radio Flyer.

            “You couldn’t have stopped at a better time Marine. So where are you headed?”

            “I’m on my way to San Diego to be with my family, been driving since way early this morning from Frisco.”

            “San Francisco eh, you must have decided to avoid the 101 in order to make better time.”

            “That’s a ten four. So what happened with your car, Pilgrim?”      

“It’s the most miserable thing I have ever seen, I specifically checked the oil before we left and then twice again before getting on the freeway.  I checked all of the fluid levels but was mostly concerned about the radiator freezing.  We were on the highway headed south when the engine begins to vibrate violently and then suddenly nothing.  The engine stops and we coast to a standstill.  I check the radiator and all seems well, the battery is fully charged, but then I check the oil, and it is bone dry.”

            “Anyone back in the car now, Pilgrim?”

            “My wife and her younger brother.”

            “Well, to be honest with you, I rightly don’t know where the nearest Gas Station might be, and there seems to be no immediate way to turn back. I hope they’ll be all right”

            “My family has the blankets from the trunk of the car and some candles. Just how far do you think we have already driven?”

            “It’s been about 10 miles since I picked you up.”

            “Hmmm, didn’t think the nearest Gas station was this far. How much further you think it might be”

            “Might be another 10 miles or so, Pilgrim. Let’s hope we can find that gas station sooner rather than later.”

            “I plan on calling the Highway Patrol first thing, so they can check on the family.   I want them to tell my wife and brother-in-law that I am OK, and that help will be on the way to them soon. What a miserable Christmas eve.”

            “Well, I’ll tell ya Pilgrim, things could be worse.”

            “Guess your right, things can always be worse.”

            “Did you see what happened on a Bridge over the Potomac today?

            “No, the car radio lost its reception just as we got on the freeway and I haven’t been near a TV.”

            “Seems that a plane headed for Florida from Washington wasn’t de-iced; and it hit the 14th Street Bridge on take off over the Potomac River.”

            “Oh my God, when did this happen?”

            “It’s on going now, Pilgrim.  Because of snow storming there is only one helicopter trying to save lives over that cold and icy river.  The plane was carrying 74 passengers and 5 crew members; only five will survive.”

            “Wait just one minute Marine, if you say that it is on going now – how is it you already know the outcome?”

            “Simper Fi Pilgrim, there’s the Gas station!”

            The Red Camaro slides to a stop and as the young trekker begins to open his door the driver departs with one last thought – “By the way, once you take that engine apart you’ll see that the cardboard gasket to the oil filter cracked due to the low temperatures – that’s how and why you lost all of your oil, Pilgrim. Try not to worry about your family.  You will make contact with help soon, but you won’t see them for 2 hrs.”

            Ray cold and worried about his family turns to enter a phone booth as the Camaro door closes; the dual exhaust pipes gutturally roll almost like thunder at a distance, and then from the corner of his eye the Red Camaro disappears in a mist, and within that mist the image of a little ballerina echoing sweet and loving laughter.  Causing Ray to turn back in disbelief and question how the cold has affected his senses.

 

The next day, Christmas Day, December 25th, 1970

 

“Doug, I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done; coming up for us last night with Dad and the tow bar.  I still can’t figure out exactly how it was we lost all the oil.”

            Darn good thing your favorite mechanic lives across the street, buddy or you’d be looking at triple time on Christmas Day at a highway shop.”

            Doug is a tall robust young man; slightly over weight and would make a perfect Santa Claus with his blond hair, Red face and tummy like a bowl full of jelly.  The only thing that’s missing is a laugh that goes ho, ho, ho and a full beard to cover his baby face features.  It is Christmas Day, and today Doug would look for any excuse to be away from the wife and kids. There hasn’t been much to ho-ho about for a few years now at home and Doug would rather be out of the house than be reminded on the pending break up of his marriage.  Besides he loves working on racecars, all the while rebuilding this six-cylinder engine is child’s play.

            “I don’t know when I can pay you for this.”

            Don’t you even mention it Ray,” Doug begins; “I’m only sorry we couldn’t get to you sooner.  The Highway Patrol guys did stop to see after your wife, but the guy told me he slid off the road. That’s why you were literally stuck in the cold at that gas station.”

            “Say Doug, did you hear anything about a plane crash in Washington DC yesterday?”

            “Heck no, that would have been all over the news for sure, why do you ask?”

            “Hmmm, it must have been colder than I thought up there in the snow.  I could have sworn that the Marine who gave me a ride to the gas station told me there was an air disaster.”

“Nope. Nothing on the news or in the papers today,”

“Oh, and by the way, Mr. Ray there was nothing you could have done to avoid what happened.  The extreme cold temperatures cracked the cardboard seal on your oil filter; and as soon as you got on the freeway the increased compression on your engine poured your oil on to the road.  By the time your idiot light turned on, the damage was done.”

January 13th, 1982

Ten years later Ray has gone through a painful divorce. The last few years Ray has spent Holidays and Birthdays working rather than being alone. Jim, who has worked closely with Ray administering the functions of a dialysis center at the Orange County medical center, is aware of Ray’s loneliness.  He decides he needs to go into action before Ray spends his Birthday alone again this year. He talks to his wife.

“Donna, Ray is deeply sensitive and will not discuss how much he’s hurting.  He’s still young and has the ability to rebuild his life. He is intelligent, and a decent young man; and to beat all heck, tomorrow is his Birthday.”

“Jim; lets have Ray join us for dinner tomorrow night.  You say Ray is like a son to you. So let’s throw a family style party like we did with the kids!”

“I’ll get out the football foosball game!”

“I’ll bake my super duper chocolate triple layer cake!”

“Thanks, baby. Ray means a lot to me. This will be fun.”

That night as the dinner plates are cleared and the Birthday cake arrives Jim offers a toast!

“To new beginnings!”

“Here, here!” Donna joins in and they all clink glasses.  Donna’s cake for Ray is covered with deep rich chocolate and chocolate shavings.  It is perhaps the most beautiful cake that Ray has ever seen. He desperately tries not to show his pain as the room fills with misty shades of light from the candle glow.

“So, Ray – how was your Christmas this year?”

Donna, who has often told Jim that the only time he seems to open his mouth is to exchange one foot for another, lightly elbows him.

“Err – ah – what I meant to say is, ah……, We were worried that you spend too much time alone, especially on important days like this.”

“Well, this is better than my Christmas was. I worked a double shift.”

“Well I’ll tell ya Ray, things could be worse.”

“Guess your right Jim, things can always be worse.”

“Ray, let me tell you a true story about a Christmas, one that Donna and I will never forget. It’s made us grateful for what we have ever since then.”

It was in 1970. We were on our way home on a rainy Christmas Eve.  We came across a car accident. Probably the worse accident we had ever seen.  It was in the late afternoon sometime.

“It was exactly three, Jim.  My watch stopped when we got out because it was raining like crazy. I’d never seen rain like that before.”

“Anyway, we were the first ones to arrive on the scene. Best we could tell the car hydroplaned and the kid lost control and smashed in to the guard rail and then flipped.”

  “We ran over to him. Jim figured with his medical background he could help.”

 ” But he was already dead by the time I could reach him. I felt so bad to see that poor young man killed.  A young marine about twenty-one.  There were Christmas packages in the back seat of his car.”

“There were packages on top of a Radio Flyer in the back seat of that Red Camaro.

Christmas wrapping and ribbons were scattered across the highway.”

Ray in disbelief,  “Donna, I’m sorry; say again, what time was it when you and Jim found him?”

“It was three o’clock, the roads weren’t even icy where we were driving. I kept the watch. It was a cheap dime-store thing. It just rusted in place. When I look at that I remember you never know when your time is up. So live each moment to the fullest. Right Jim?”

 

A chill runs up and down the nape of Ray’s neck as he sits silently listening to Jim’s and Donna’s account of the accident involving the Red Camaro and how it was the young man had on a Marine uniform; to come back from war and then to die so close to home on Christmas Eve.”

Ray remembers back to a Red Camaro ten years ago on that same night.  How deeply grateful he was for the help given him more than ten years earlier, but finds it impossible to speak of what happened. Could there have been two marines bringing a Red Radio Flyer to some kid in San Diego?

There is a long silence. Then a loud ring of the telephone breaks into the room.  Donna answers the phone.

“Yes, hello – oh hello Bruce, what dear? – oh my heavens.”

Jim, quickly dear, turn on the Television – something dreadful has happened!”

The plane crash! Ray’s memory flashes back to a gas station, the Red Camaro, the marine who not only told him how his car broke, but about a mysterious plane wreck.  This plane wreck, more than ten years later! And how could this Marine be giving Ray a ride when he was found dead by Jim and Donna at the exact same time?

            Ray stares out the window. The windows are steamed up with brewing coffee in the nearby kitchen. As he ponders all these strange facts his eye catches something just outside the window. In the moonlight just beyond the misty window Ray catches what looks like a little ballerina twirling in circles and throwing her hands over her head in glee. Ray is not sure but thinks maybe he can hear an echoing sweet and lovely laughter.  The phone rings again and Ray looks away toward the kitchen. When he looks back nothing is there.

 

Ray Duarte, RN, a nephrology specialist and researcher, has published in medical journals and lectured at national medical conferences. One of his articles was referenced in the New England Journal of Medicine.  After publishing thirty abstracts and nine manuscripts in his field, he has changed his focus from technical to creative writing. His story “Forever Smile” was published in the New York Times best selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul – Love Stories (February 2008). He is the research expert at  www.babyboomertalkradio.com.  Enjoy getting to know Ray better by listening to Radio Interview link at http://www.rayduarte.com/  And please consider reading Ray’s contributing story to Arlene Uslander’s and Brenda Warneka’s newly published book “The Mystery of Fate: Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention?” There are 53 great true stories of real people who celebrate LIFE from all around the world! http://www.thefatesite.com/index.htm

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Is FM Radio a Thing of the Past?

November 10th, 2010

Is FM Radio a Thing of the Past?

Is FM Radio a Thing of the Past?

There is a lot of talk about HD, DAB, as well as satellite and podcasts in listening technology today. With all of the advancements in listening, many people wonder if FM radio will be a thing of the past. The transition to digital from analog broadcasting for television has many people wondering if the transition will occur for listening devices as well.

While advancements are being made in listening technology, most can be reassured that the answer is “no,” at least for another 11 years or so. In the UK, DAB technology has been introduced as an alternative to FM radio broadcasting. While many listeners enjoy the quality of the digital signal for talk radio, the quality of music is to be desired, and many are still listening to their old stations because the quality is better for now.

Technology is improving rapidly for radio, and with the introduction of HD and Satellite broadcasts, FM radio seems to be phasing out. Realistically, the cost for devices plays a major part in an individual’s ability to purchase this kind of technology rapidly enough to create a complete transition.

With FM radio being free and these types of devices being standard in vehicles, it will take quite a while for a transition to occur on a mass level. The signal quality is also a major issue, where our current signal is still viewed as having a better quality for music listening depending on the sophistication of the device that is used.

While the quality of signals for DAB and HD are excellent for certain types of talk stations or music channels, it does not span across all channels or all FM stations, and the transition for many types of stations will be long and tedious. In the UK, 2020 is the most realistic date as to when a transition will occur from analog to digital, but even that date may change depending on how ready individuals are to make that switch.

We are familiar with the length of time for television transitions and the difficulties in getting every person reason for that transition. Many people are not economically able to support purchasing television services on a monthly basis, and others still will not be economically able to purchase radio devices to complete that transition without government help.

Do not worry about any FM transitions happening soon. Enjoy your current stations and keep yourself up to date on listening technology so that you can be prepared either way. There will not be any hurry in worrying about this kind of shift in technology permanently for at least another 11 years.

Uma Ilango is a programmer from profession. She writes regulary at Bigarticlepool.com. Thousands of new articles are added every month.

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Your personal radio station on your phone: Choose an artist or genre and Last.fm builds the perfect playlist just for you, fresh every time, featuring your favorites and new discoveries powered by millions of Last.fm users sharing the music they love. You can skip any song and find out about concerts, too.

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5 Fascinating Stories About Past Washington Redskins Players

October 24th, 2010

5 Fascinating Stories About Past Washington Redskins Players

The Washington Redskins has had much success as a football team. Furthermore, many of its players have had successful years after their playing days.

Whatever happened to your favorite NFL football player, after he retired from the gridiron? Particular teams, such as the Washington Redskins, have had a history of success in the NFL. That includes five Super Bowl appearances, three Super Bowl victories, and 10 Division Championships. In fact, the pro football Hall of Fame includes 22 former Washington Redskins players. Have you ever wondered what happened to past players? What did they do after they hung up their helmets and football cleats? Here is where some Hall of Fame Washington Redskins of yesteryear have been, up until today:

1. Darrel Green (Cornerback): 1983-2002

During his illustrious career with the Redskins, Green grabbed 64 interceptions, ran 621 interception yards, and scored six touchdowns. Green founded the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, a religious charity, in 1988. He has also been involved with:

?Baltimore-Washington 2012 Summer Olympics board
?NFL September 11th Relief Fund
?Presidential Council on Service and Civic Participation
?Wolf Trap Foundation boards

2. Christian “Sonny” Jurgensen (Quarterback): 1964-1974

Sonny Jurgensen racked up an incredible 32,224 passing yards and 255 touchdowns, during his career with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Since retiring from football, Jurgensen has served as a color commentator with CBS television. Along with Sam Huff, another Hall of Fame Redskins player, Jurgensen continues to cover Washington Redskins games, on the radio.

3. Art Monk (Wide Receiver): 1980-1993

Monk was certainly one of the greatest Wide Receivers of all time, set an NFL record for the most consecutive games with a catch (183). Today, Monk has been helping people off the field, as much as he helped his team on the field. Along with three teammates, Monk founded the Good Samaritan Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that provides people with job training. Also, a football camp for youngsters bears his name.

4. John Riggins (Running Back): (1976-1979, 1981-1985)

Nicknamed “The Diesel,” Riggins rushed for over 11,300 yards during his career, with an average carry of 3.9 yards. Since retiring, Riggins has appeared in “Guiding Light” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” on TV, as well as some “off-off Broadway” productions. Riggins also served as a commentator of “The John Riggins Show,” which ESPN Radio aired in the Washington D.C. area.

5. Charley Taylor (Wide Receiver): 1964-1975, 1977

During his career with the Redskins, Taylor pulled in 649 catches, earned 9,110 receiving yards, and crossed the endzone 79 times. After retiring from the NFL as a player, Taylor served as a scout for the Washington Redskins, and then as a receiver coach for the team, from 1981-1994. Since then, Taylor has served as a consultant to the Washington Redskins, has given formal speeches, and has even sold vehicles and boats.

We often wonder what happened to our favorite music, television, and sports stars, after they retired. For instance, many former Washington Redskins players have donated their time and money, to give back to society. Remember those players as you use your NFL merchandise to cheer on your favorite team!

Rick Grantham is an avid NFL fan. Most of Rick’s articles focus on Washington Redskins Merchandise. Many articles are related to NFL fan gear and other sports related topics. Rick is a contributing author to BooYah Village

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