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"Three people died in the overnight flash flooding that left many parts of Houston flooded this morning, authorities said today.
Houston Mayor Annalise Parker did not identify the fatalities, but said that two were found inside vehicles and another was found in a bayou and police suspect that the individual suffered from a heart attack while trying to push their vehicle.
"We have a thousand properties that have been visually inspected. We believe that there are as many as 4,000 with significant damage," Parker said this afternoon.
There are still 30 people unaccounted for in Hays County, according to the latest figures from a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson.
Some of the underpasses in Houston that flood in normal rainfalls were the first areas affected when 6 to 10 inches of rain fell by early this morning. Parker said there have been more than 1,000 cars left stranded on highways and roadways."
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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He boasted he was "The Greatest," and in the prime of his charismatic career, many agreed. But as brilliant as Muhammad Ali was in the ring, perhaps his true greatness was outside it when he fought the United States government. His refusal to accept induction into the armed forces on religious grounds cost him millions and his heavyweight title, but in the end Ali came up victorious in the most significant battle of his life.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014
BY: PHIL TERRIGNO,
It’s a well-known story in sports lore: After Hakeem Olajuwon was taken first in the 1984 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Sam Bowie next. The player they left waiting on the board? Michael Jordan.
That was 30 years ago this week — June 19, 1984. Jordan, of course, was selected by the Chicago Bulls, beginning an ultra-successful professional career that would include six championships and the building of a brand that still transcends the basketball court. As the NBA Draft gets underway Thursday night, an elite handful of prospective draftees can only hope to emulate Jordan’s success.
Jordan played his last NBA game in 2003. Ten years later, he earned a cool $90 million, according to Forbes, thanks largely to royalties from his deal with Nike. That was more than he earned in any year during his playing days — and more than any other athlete, retired or active, except for boxer Floyd Mayweather. (Fortune estimates that Mayweather will earn $105 million this year, and says that’s a “very conservative” approximation.) The Jordan brand now generates about $2 billion in revenue for Nike, with the 51-year-old superstar getting a cut of every sale.
That earnings power helped Jordan’s net worth climb past the billion-dollar threshold earlier this month, but his ownership stake in the Charlotte Hornets is his most valuable asset. Forbes estimated Jordan’s net worth at roughly $600 million and valued his ownership share of the team, which has reportedly climbed from 80 percent to 89.5 percent, at roughly $400 million.
Jordan’s legend still carries weight from the sports fan’s perspective, too. In a Grey Flannel Sports Memorabilia auction that ended June 18, a Michael Jordan 1984-85 game-used road jersey — from a rookie season in which he started all 82 games and averaged 28.2 points per game — sold for $20,897 ($25,076 including auction fees).
In the same auction, a signed pair of Jordan’s game-used sneakers from Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals sold for $14,272 ($17,126 including auction fees). By comparison, the next two NBA memorabilia pieces offered in the auction — a Magic Johnson rookie jersey and a Shawn Kemp jersey — sold for a combined $15,112.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
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I try tell em I try tell em / I got dat she want the cock back cuz I kill em / The sickest mc wit ah hammer that’s why I nail em / It was never hard for me to be fruitful look at my melon / I’m well in til' the day I’m well off / Highlight ah night up my book ah be ah tell all / Shit I got my thoughts together taught to never fake it / til' u make it / shit me and my cousin drink and have the realest conversations……And I keep em near and dear / so when I feel the pressure I apply em here and there / So if ever I’m feelin the need to be alarmed / It won’t be for long / It be workin like ah charm / And I mean that from the bottom / From ah distances payin close attention ain’t ah problem so when it comes to knowledge / I’ll be someone you’ll acknowledge / cuz my blood is of ah martyr and my ink is of a scholar / Can u dig it , lights can u dim em / This is how I’m livin its so in ah nigga denim / Its like listen.. all I do is tell truth / Retail details won’t miss ah belt loop /
Are they lookin are they lookin / I hope I ain’t do this shit for nothing better recognize, Don’t be like the rest and just miss me / Profilen cuz they look up as im leavin / We… never seein eye to eye / shittin on em flushin royal ya card just got declined / Still they say they ballin I’m like nigga is u high / and I thought I was on the tree but u really ride the pine / Phenin for the meanwhile if we break and make amends / rate'n Teyana Taylor on ah scale of 1 to 10 /...
... I’m seconds in and I’m on my second wind good thing I ain’t runnin game keep it real and represent / I said I know these bitches thirsty never contemplate / My creative juices flow when I concentrate / So u know me I forever grind / Start ah sentences then hit dem bitches wit never mind / Man fuck is wrong wit my ex / takin pictures of her pussy sent em to me via text / come to your senses you gotta misses this is true / I delete em after peekin u know how niggaz do /
Chorus x1 -- Yeah I said I grind times 3 / I know u might not like it but dis how it gah be / So say what u want about me / I bet real recognize me / I keep it ah hunnit yeah I keep it hunnit yeah I keep it ah hunnit yeah I keep it hunnit say what u want about me I keep it ah hunnit /