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"And I miss the deductions!"
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Bo Sullivan first began his long career at WHYN radio in 1990 as a sports talk show producer. Bo then moved on to become the host of that sports talk show. In 1993, Bo became the sports anchor and co-host for the WHYN morning show. After a few hiatuses, both planned and unplanned, Bo came back to stay in 1996 as the morning show sports anchor, producer, and co-host.
Born and raised in Westfield, he's now raising his own family there. He lives with his wife Kris and daughters Leighanne and Shannon. When Bo was growing up, his father Richard Sullivan was superintendent of schools in two local communities. Politics runs in the family. Brother Brian is a Westfield city councilor and brother Rick is the city's seven term mayor. Besides transporting his children to various activities including CCD and swimming lessons, he coaches both daughters in three different sports. He also works as a part-time political consultant. In his scarce spare time, Bo likes to golf and is a frequent visitor to the Connecticut casinos.
What does Bo like most about his position at WHYN? For one, he's a big fan of waking at 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. He also enjoys meeting the many loyal listeners to the show. His lifelong ambition is to open a sports bar and play Texas Hold 'em every day of his life.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, died on Wednesday, Japanese media said.
Kimura, who lived in Kyotango near Kyoto in western Japan, had been hospitalized for pneumonia since last month.
He became the world's oldest person on December 17, 2012, after the former title holder, a 115-year-old woman from Iowa died, according to Guinness World Records.
Kimura was born in 1897 the same year as aviator Amelia Earhart and the year Queen Victoria marked her Diamond Jubilee. He worked as a postal employee and as a farmer at his home.
On his 115th birthday, Kimura told reporters he was keeping his mind fit by learning English. He attributed his longevity to getting out in the sunlight.
"I am always looking up towards the sky. That is how I am," Kimura said then.
Kimura is survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren, Japanese media said.
Japan has more than 50,000 centenarians, 2011 government data showed, reinforcing its reputation for longevity.
There are JFK guards dozing on the job at work at the popular and busy JFK Airport in New York, and the pictures of their negligence have not only be thrown online, but are causing a bit of an outcry by online users.
This is why, then, that many people online are taking the airport security at JFK to task on Tuesday, June 11, as pictures uploaded to the Internet have depicted members of the airport security take a cat nap.
A private security guard company, FJC Security, is the one that’s getting the lion’s share of the blame for a few negligent employees. Over the past few months, men and women who work for the company have been spotted (in both pictures and video) snoozing on the job.
But not, FJC Security is blowing the whistle on their own negligent workers.
In fact, manager Stephen Jackson has come out ad admitted that he’s seen his own workers dozing on the job.
“I found several there sleeping — one female at night I photographed, but I found this gentleman there twice during broad daylight,” Jackson said.
It’s not yet known at this time what will happen to all the security guards that were caught sleeping while on duty.
The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, won the 2013 Tony Award for best musical.
The musical is based on an obscure 2005 British film about a British shoe factory on the brink of ruin that retrofits itself into a maker of footwear for drag queens.
Lauper, whose hits include "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "True Colors," teamed up with playwright Harvey Fierstein to craft a story about sons and fathers, bonding at work and red patent leather.
Lauper's catchy, pop-rock 15-song soundtrack ranges from the ballad "I'm Not My Father's Son" to the pulsating "The Sex Is in the Heel" and the disco "Raise You Up/Just Be."
"Kinky Boots" beat out musical versions of "Matilda," ''Bring It On" and "A Christmas Story.
The crack house where Toronto mayor Rob Ford was allegedly caught on tape smoking crack cocaine has been identified by the Canadian press and visited by police.
he embattled mayor continues to deny allegations that it is him and refused to comment on the Windsor Road home identified as the site of his indiscretion.
“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine,” Ford said during a news conference at city hall.
But the scandal has hit his office hard, as he lost several key cabinet members over the last several days.
The scandal came to light a few weeks ago when men reportedly connected to the Toronto drug trade began shopping a tape they claimed would show Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. They wanted $200,000 for the tape, reports said.
Gawker writer John Cook was one of those approached about buying the video, and as proof the tipster sent a picture allegedly showing Ford hanging out with a group of young black men. One of those men would later be killed outside a Toronto nightclub in a gangland-style shooting.
Gawker compared it to another photo of Rob Ford from the National Post where Ford is wearing the same sweatshirt and concluded that the two appear to be the same.
Cook flew to Toronto to view the supposed Rob Ford crack video, writing:
“Here is what the video shows: Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, is the only person visible in the frame. Prior to the trip, I spent a lot of time looking at photographs of Rob Ford. The man in the video is Rob Ford. It is well-lit, clear. Ford is seated, in a room in a house. In one hand is a a clear, glass pipe. The kind with a big globe and two glass cylinders sticking out of it. In the other hand is a lighter.”
Two Toronto Star reporters also saw the supposed Rob Ford video, but turned down the chance to buy the video.
The story has refused to go away. CBC News has confirmed that an assault took place at the mayor crack house just days before the men approached the news outlets over the video. Police confirmed that a man forced his way into the home and assaulted two people with “some kind of pipe.”
The attacker was described as a black male in his mid-30s wearing dark clothing. Some news outlets have alleged that the man was looking for the Rob Ford crack video, but police said they have no information indicating that.
The secrets that dwell within the mayor crack house may never be known. The editor of Gawker said the main contact for the alleged video fears the footage is “gone.”
Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman never worked with Mel Brooks, and the Oscar winners came to a ceremony in his honor to let him know they resent it.
Brooks received the American Film Institute’s 41st Life Achievement Award Thursday, and Freeman and De Niro were among a galaxy of stars who paid tribute to the man behindBlazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and The Producers.
Martin Short opened the program with a song-and-dance routine set to a medley of melodies from Brooks’ films.
“The word genius is used a lot in Hollywood, so I might as well call Mel one,” Short said.
Billy Crystal, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Cloris Leachman, David Lynch, Larry David, and Carl Reiner also honored the 86-year-old filmmaker at a private dinner at the Dolby Theatre that had the energy of a good-natured roast.
“We are going to miss you so much, Mel,” Kimmel said. “You were one of the greats. Rest in peace, my friend.”
David blamed Brooks for his idle years as an aspiring comedian.
“Mel Brooks didn’t get me into comedy, he kept me away from it,” David said, recalling how he was intimidated by Brooks’ talent. “I spent years doing nothing because of him.”
Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, and Gene Wilder were among those lauding Brooks via video.
“I don’t think there’s any man anywhere who’s like you,” Wilder said. “I love you, Mel.”
Silverman and Reiner also pledged their love to Brooks.
“I hail you, king Kaminski,” Reiner said, using Brooks’ real surname.
Past recipients of the AFI honor include Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Eastwood, Spielberg, Lucas and Martin Scorsese, who presented Brooks with his award.
Scorsese put the Oscar- and Tony-winning talent in the same category as the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello.
“Mel has made his own tradition of greatness, and it’s that tradition — drawing from the past, honoring it, toying with it, vamping on it, extending it to places wise men, very funny men previously feared to go – that’s what we’re celebrating here and honoring tonight,” Scorsese said. “Mel has always made his own way, and he brought us all along for the joyride.”
Brooks was almost all comedy as he claimed his prize. He directed an expletive at Kimmel, declaring, “I’m not gonna die.”
But he dropped the funny stuff to thank the institute for recognizing him and to share his lifelong love of film.
“Movies saved my life,” he said. “They rescued my soul. No matter what was bad or wrong, it could be wiped out on Saturday morning.”
TNT will broadcast highlights from the ceremony as a TV special on June 15.
The first Massachusetts Senate debate for the seat once held by Secretary of State John Kerry took a contentious tone early on and seldom let up as the candidates sparred over gun control, the attack on the embassy in Libya and more.
Gabriel Gomez, the Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL running for Senate in Massachusetts, wants Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the seizure of Associated Press phone records. Rep. Ed Markey, the 36-year Democratic veteran of the House of Representatives, does not. Gomez opposes a nationwide ban on “assault weapons”; Markey supports one. Gomez wants a no-fly zone over Syria; Markey doesn’t. Gomez doesn’t like the medical-device tax; Markey defended the Affordable Care Act. Gomez would consider voting for an anti-abortion-rights Supreme Court justice; Markey wouldn’t.
They even agreed on some things. Both want comprehensive immigration reform: “I’ll make it a Gang of Nine,” Gomez pledged, referring to the bipartisan group of senators who have worked to craft a broad reform bill.
But their clashes onstage Wednesday night weren’t so banal. From the moment Markey and Gomez began the first debate of their Massachusetts Senate race to replace Secretary of State John Kerry, the two went at it.
“Congressman Markey, after 37 years in D.C., welcome back to Boston,” Gomez said, answering the first question.
“You’re gonna hear a lot from Mr. Gomez about how he is a new kind of Republican, but you’re going to hear the same old stale Republican ideas,” Markey responded.
All that was to be expected of this first meeting, as the campaign has featured its share of negative TV ads. Perceived to be trailing his opponent, Gomez had little to lose, and it showed as he repeatedly attacked Markey’s long tenure in Washington and accused the congressman of failing to pass any laws for the last 20 years, lying to the debate audience, and politicizing serious matters for his own benefit.
“You’re the first and only political candidate to invoke the Newtown massacre for political gain,” Gomez said. “That is beyond disgusting.”
A Markey TV ad asserted that “Gomez is against banning high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the Newtown school shooting.” Wednesday night, Markey called the idea that he has linked Gomez to Newtown “ludicrous.” Gomez, for his part, argued that he would work as a centrist to pass the stalled agreement on expanded background checks, hammered out this year by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.
“You’re gonna see two different styles here today,” Gomez said when Markey raised gun control measures early in the debate. “You’re gonna see someone who’s gonna try to scare you–I’m gonna speak from the heart. I’m gonna tell you the truth.”
Gomez called Markey the “poster boy for term limits” and attacked his legislative record.
“I give you credit for inventing the Internet over 20 years ago,” Gomez said, a reference to Markey’sboasts about paving the way for Internet and smartphone growth by opposing telecom monopolies. “But the fact is that over the last 20 years you have not authored a single piece of legislation that has been signed into law. Now where I come from in the private sector, the last thing you would do is ask for a raise or a promotion.”
Markey called Gomez’s assertion flatly untrue, rattling off bills he’s passed. WBUR has noted that no Markey-sponsored bill has gone directly to the president for signature, while the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein told the station that it’s wrong to characterize Markey as a do-nothing representative.
“He probably cosponsored those laws,” Gomez said, calling Markey’s response a “slick, lawyerly, or king of a career-politician” answer.
Gomez called Markey a “hyperpartisan” lawmaker who has “voted with your party 99 percent of the time”; Markey, known as a liberal House member, protested that his career has been dedicated to working with Republicans to pass laws that benefit Massachusetts.
When Markey noted donations to Gomez from national Republican figures, Gomez retorted: “Congressman, if you want to run against, you know, Newt Gingrich or George W. Bush, or even Gerald Ford who was president when you were down there [in Washington, D.C.] for the first time, you should’ve run against them.”
The two sparred over abortion, as Markey hammered Gomez for saying he’s open to backing an anti-abortion-rights Supreme Court nominee and that it isn’t such a bad idea to require women to wait 24 hours, considering information about their fetuses, before having abortions.
“If they’re pro life, and you vote for them, they’re going to have the ability to overturn Roe v. Wade, and that’s your vote,” Markey said. “And you just said to the women of this state that you could support a Supreme Court nominee who could do that.”
They also sparred over Benghazi. Both men agree on examining mistakes in that episode, but Gomez pounced on Markey for suggesting that House Republicans had pursued the matter as a means to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, widely considered a 2016 White House contender. Last month, Markey called Benghazi hearings a “thinly veiled political charade to go after Hillary before the 2016 election” in an interview with The Boston Globe.
“How can you sit here and say that you’re more worried about Secretary Clinton’s presidential run?” Gomez asked.
“Look, you’re the one who’s politicizing this,” Markey replied, as the two argued over who in fact had politicized it. “You’re the one, on the Republican side in the Senate, that’s politicizing this issue.”
“Congressman, bringing up secretary Clinton’s name is politicizing it,” Gomez said as Markey argued with him.
And so the debate went: bickering on nearly every issue, with a jab at every turn. As the two argued over whether Gomez would endanger abortion rights if elected–Gomez pledged he would not spend “one minute” trying to change abortion laws–the moderators simply ended the debate and wished viewers a good night.