Tuesday, April 24, 2007

APRIL 24, 2007

Relay for Life is 11 days away, and today Kristy Armstrong from the Relay for Life Steering Committee stopped by to talk about the Luminaria ceremony.

If you've never been to Relay For Life, a Luminaria is a glow stick in a paper bag-- doesn't sound like much, but its meaning is very deep. People purchase luminarias (which are then placed around the track being walked for 24 hours) to celebrate cancer survivors and to remember those who have passed. You are encouraged to attend the ceremony (9 PM on Saturday, May 5, at CSUB) or purchase a Luminaria in honor of someone you know.

There are three ways to make your suggested donation of $15 for a Luminaria. First, you can stop by the American Cancer Society offices (5420 California Avenue). Second, you can come out on the day of the event and stop by the Luminaria tent. Third, you can click here, to get one online. While you're there, find out more about the event, how to volunteer, and how you can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Here are the song choices and performance order being reported for tonight:

*Chris Richardson “Change The World” by Eric Clapton
*Melinda Doolittle “There Will Come A Day” by Faith Hill
*Blake Lewis “Imagine” by John Lennon
*LaKisha Jones “I Believe” Season 3 coronation song
*Phil Stacey “The Change” by Garth Brooks
*Jordin Sparks “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical “Carousel”

Remember, vote for your favorite tonight. 10 cents will be donated to charity for each vote.

Laila Ali's cha-cha-cha and Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno's rumba landed in first last night, both with scores of 28. Mediocrity may have been the flavor of the day though as 9-0-2-1-0's Ian Ziering, 'N Syncer Joe Fatone, activist Heather Mills and Hannah Montana star Billy Ray Cyrus found themselves stuck in the middle with numbers in the low- to mid-20s. Cheers star John Ratzenberger, whose meager mambo scored a measley 19, could find himself ousted tonight on Dancing With the Stars: The Results.

"My Name Is Earl" is a HILARIOUS show. But it's not getting huge ratings. So, as a marketing ploy, on May 3rd you'll be able to watch AND smell the show, thanks to a gimmick that NBC is calling "Laugh 'n' Sniff".

Here's how it works: In the upcoming issue of "TV Guide" you'll get scratch-and-sniff cards. You just sit down and watch "Earl" with your card. . . and scratch away so that your sense of smell can follow along with the show's plot. Is it just me, or is this a show you wouldn't really want to smell.

Here are five tips suggested by a private investigator...

1) Visit school reunion websites like www.classmates.com, or see if your friend is listed under your school and class on www.myspace.com or www.facebook.com.

2) Ask your former class president. Class officers may keep addresses to plan reunions.

3) Look in the phone book. Maybe you'll find your friend, or look up his or her family to see if they can give you the information, or at least pass yours along.

4) Use Google Advanced. It lets you refine your search to local information.

5) Use the post office. Put the last address you have for him or her on an envelope and write, FORWARDING ADDRESS REQUESTED, then stamp, and mail it. The post office will send the new address back to you.