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Controversial Decision to Exhibit Ted Williams’ ‘Death Mask’ Defended Amidst Questions of its Origin

Author: First Street Gallery
Dateline: Fri, 26 Aug 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, NY - August 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New York's First Street Gallery defends its decision to exhibit Ted Williams' 'death mask,' amid recent controversy surrounding its origin. When Daniel Edwards presented the 'death mask' as an object to display with other Ted Williams items, it was known there would be the potential for controversy, a spokesperson for the gallery said. The decision to exhibit the 'death mask' was carefully made with the intent that the 'death mask' should be presented as a part of a display to memorialize Ted Williams. We are all fans of Ted Williams, and we miss him.”



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NEW YORK, NY - August 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New York's First Street Gallery defends its decision to exhibit Ted Williams' "death mask," amid recent controversy surrounding its origin. "When Daniel Edwards presented the 'death mask' as an object to display with other Ted Williams items, it was known there would be the potential for controversy," a spokesperson for the gallery said. "The decision to exhibit the 'death mask' was carefully made with the intent that the 'death mask' should be presented as a part of a display to memorialize Ted Williams. We are all fans of Ted Williams, and we miss him."

The gallery, located in New York's Chelsea district, is exhibiting The Ted Williams Memorial Display in September. The display, compiled and arranged by Daniel Edwards, promises to include additional items for the "Ted Williams and Boston Red Sox connoisseur." Also scheduled by the gallery and providing additional information regarding the Ted Williams "death mask," is the premier of A. D. Calvo's short documentary that is submitted for consideration in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

"My feeling is that it has taken some time for many of us to understand and respect Ted Williams' decision to be preserved in cryostasis," says Edwards. "This exhibit pays homage to his decision," he says, although he admits the display will be considered macabre to many.

Though Alcor, the facility in Scottsdale, Arizona where Ted Williams' remains are stored, denies having any contact with Edwards, he says, "Yes, the people at Alcor are accommodating and their policy to welcome the public for regularly scheduled tours is admirable. But many fans in the Boston, New York area aren't able to make the pilgrimage to Scottsdale to visit Ted Williams' current resting-place. Essentially, this exhibit brings Scottsdale to New York. Hopefully, it provides a deferential alternative to that pilgrimage."

More information: www.firststreetgallery.net




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Welfare Game Banned in the 80’s is Back – Game with Celebrity Criminals and Liberals Also Released

Author: WelfareGame.com
Dateline: Tue, 16 Aug 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ANNAPOLIS, MD - August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WelfareGame.com announced today that it has re-released the controversial board game, 'Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?' as a downloadable file. New 'Game-to-Personal-Printer' concept introduced.”



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ANNAPOLIS, MD - August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WelfareGame.com announced today that it has re-released the controversial board game, "Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?" as a downloadable file. New "Game-to-Personal-Printer" concept introduced.



Caption: Two fun and controversial board games from WelfareGame.com.

The game pits players on the Able-bodied Welfare Recipient's Promenade against those in the Working Person's Rut. Those on the Welfare Promenade begin with $500 and get $200 more for each out-of-wedlock child. They also get money by playing the lottery and the horses, getting involved in four "Saturday Night" crimes-armed robbery, gambling, drugs, and prostitution-and drawing from 50 "Welfare Benefit" cards. Players stuck in the Working Person's Rut draw "Working Person's Burden" cards.

In the 1980's, Welfare officials in Washington put into operation a successful nationwide plan to "remove the game from the marketplace." The game inventors, Bob Johnson and Ron Pramschufer, report the details of this government-directed censorship at www.welfaregame.com.

The inventors are billing their re-released game, a big slice of Americana, as the "Classic Welfare Fraud Edition," featuring the scams and dollar amounts from welfare's heyday in the 1980's.

The Web site also offers a downloadable version of the Celebrity Edition of "Capital Punishment," where you can actually punish criminals-if you can get them past your opponent's liberals who come out of the Ivory Tower. Celebrity Criminals include O. J., Osama, Charles Manson, and Susan Smith. Celebrity Liberals include Hillary, Dan Rather, Al Franken, and Jesse Jackson.

The games cost $9.95 each, both for $16.95. Consumers can download the elements of the games, (game boards, out-of-wedlock children, benefit and burden cards, money, celebrity criminals and liberals, etc.), put them together, and be playing them within the hour. "Why pay $40 - $50 for a board game when you can get top-notch classic games delivered to your printer for less than $10," Mr. Pramschufer said.

"Buyers decide the quality of the games at their own printer, making disposable versions, primo versions, or both. And if a player spills something on the game board or pieces, it's no big deal. Just print new copies of what was damaged," Mr. Johnson added.

According to the Web site, the games are guaranteed to help rehabilitate "lingering liberals."



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Dennis Rodman Crosses Line with Wife – Basketball Legend and Online Casino Team up for Wife-Carrying Contest

Author: GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Tue, 05 Jul 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SONKAJARVI, Finland - July 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As an NBA legend, notorious party animal, headline-grabbing celebrity, wrestler, poker player, and talk-show host, Dennis Rodman has done it all. Except lend his unique brand of shock value to the 2005 Wife Carrying World Championships. Now 'The Worm' proves there's a first time for everything.”



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SONKAJARVI, Finland - July 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As an NBA legend, notorious party animal, headline-grabbing celebrity, wrestler, poker player, and talk-show host, Dennis Rodman has done it all. Except lend his unique brand of shock value to the 2005 Wife Carrying World Championships. Now "The Worm" proves there's a first time for everything.



Photo Caption: Dennis Rodman carrying local girl.

Rodman was on hand for the 2005 Wife Carrying World Championships in SonkajArvi, Finland, sponsored by GoldenPalace.com. Like so many of the world's more bizarre events, wife carrying has its origins buried deep in the bosom of an age old local tradition - in this case, the 19th century practice of wife stealing.

The competition has achieved enormous popularity worldwide spawning North American, Australian, German, South African, and Estonian Championships. But the World Championships will always be in SonkajArvi where it all started.

Unfortunately Rodman was not able to bring his wife because she recently broke her leg. He chose a lucky local girl to carry instead. The ex-basketball star only participated in the final 100 meters of the 235 meter course saying that he was not ready for such a grueling course. In a post-event press conference, Rodman promised to train harder for next year's competition. The Estonians went on to win the event.

The casino has been making headlines for years with their outrageous advertising, and this is just the kind of eccentricity that attracts the popular gaming site, as well as their celebrity spokesperson Rodman.

Rodman has been involved with several GoldenPalace.com marketing campaigns, including the famous Running Of The Bulls in Pamplona with Ray Sabbatini, a man stricken with Multiple Sclerosis, to support MS awareness and help find a cure for the deadly disease.

More information is available at www.GoldenPalace.com and www.eukonkanto.com.


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If You Can’t Beat It, Buy It: Bringing The Michael Jackson Trial Home

Author: GoldenPalace.com
Dateline: Fri, 13 May 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES Calif. - May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Live the drama of the Michael Jackson trial in the comfort of your own home without locking up your children. GoldenPalace.com has won the auction for the Keith Olbermann Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre for $15,099.”



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GoldenPalace.com Wins eBay Auction For Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre From MSNBC Hit Show

LOS ANGELES Calif. - May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Live the drama of the Michael Jackson trial in the comfort of your own home without locking up your children. GoldenPalace.com has won the auction for the Keith Olbermann Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre for $15,099.



Photo Caption: The Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre Sold To GoldenPalace.com On eBay.

The "puppets" are actually the Popsicle sticks used on the Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre skit featured on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and are autographed by the popular TV personality.

The money generated from the auction will go to The Celiac Sprue Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with Celiac Disease and Dermatitis herpetiformis, of which Olbermann has a mild case.

"This was a great opportunity to help a worthy cause as well as generate some attention," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "We are fans of Countdown and enjoyed the Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre in particular. It was a hilarious satire. When we heard about the eBay auction, it was a done deal."

GoldenPalace.com has become a household name as a result of the enormous media coverage received from such auctions as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test, and Pope Benedict XVI's previously-owned Volkswagen Golf.

Check out MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann tonight for more on GoldenPalace.com winning the Michael Jackson Puppet Theatre auction.

More information: www.GoldenPalace.com

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Pope Benedict XVI is Featured in the Newest Limited Edition Trading Cards by Paradigm Trading Cards

Author: Paradigm Trading Cards
Dateline: Thu, 05 May 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paradigm Trading Cards (www.paradigmtradingcards.com) today announced their release 'A New Pope,' a special, limited edition trading card set celebrating the life of Pope Benedict XVI. This set follows the highly successful release of a set Pope John Paul II. Each of the 20 trading cards in the set chronicles The New Pope's early years, life in the church and the first few days as Pope.”



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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paradigm Trading Cards (www.paradigmtradingcards.com) today announced their release "A New Pope," a special, limited edition trading card set celebrating the life of Pope Benedict XVI. This set follows the highly successful release of a set Pope John Paul II. Each of the 20 trading cards in the set chronicles "The New Pope's" early years, life in the church and the first few days as Pope.



Photo Caption: Pope Benedict XVI Greets the Crowd.

"The New Pope trading cards are a response to our customers. Both our retail outlets and our customers have been asking for Benedict XVI trading cards since the day we released our Pope John Paul II set," said Mark Currier, President of Paradigm Trading Cards. "People around the world want to learn more about Benedict XVI. What better way could there be for young people to learn about the new Pope. Trading cards have been educational in nature since they where first produced."

This is a limited production run. The sets will be produced for the next six months. On November 15, 2005 the printing plates will be destroyed and the sets will never be produced again. Each trading card set has an Official Certificate of Authenticity.

"When we released our John Paul II trading card set we expected a good response but we were still taken back by the amount of orders we received from around the world. Based on the initial enthusiasm and excitement concerning our release of Benedict the XVI, this release has the potential to be one of the most successful trading card sets ever released," added Currier.

The Paradigm Trading Card Company is committed to chronicling and honoring the lives of men and women who have a tremendous impact on the world we live in.

To order "A Pope for the Ages" limited edition tradition cards, or for additional information please visit: www.benedictxvitradingcards.com.


More information: Tim Flatt, Marketing Director +1-405-715-0728 ext 160, support @ paradigmtradingcards.com, or www.paradigmtradingcards.com.

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New ‘Money’ From Slick.com Parodies and Protests Porous Borders

Author: Slick Times
Dateline: Wed, 27 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VALLEY CENTER, Calif. - Apr. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Crisp new five 'dolares' bills issued by the United States of Amexica are beginning to circulate in border states. The fake, but very realistic looking money, features the photo portraits of George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox. Michael Dalton Johnson who operates slick.com, a political satire site, created the faux currency, designed to protest and parody America's porous borders.”



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VALLEY CENTER, Calif. - Apr. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Crisp new five "dolares" bills issued by the United States of Amexica are beginning to circulate in border states. The fake, but very realistic looking money, features the photo portraits of George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox. Michael Dalton Johnson who operates slick.com (www.slick.com), a political satire site, created the faux currency, designed to protest and parody America's porous borders.



Caption: The satirical five dolares bill from slick.com reflects popular support for border reform among American voters. Bills come in pads of 25.

This week slick.com mailed 50,000 sample bills throughout the Southwest. The bill features a "Declaration of the Citizens of the United States," which threatens politicians with populist muscle at the ballot box unless the border issue is resolved.

The mailing included the congressional delegations and governors of all border states as well as past buyers of their other satirical money which lampoons politicians on both sides of the ideological divide.

The new bill can be viewed online at, and additional information can be found at: www.slick.com.



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Paradigm Trading Cards Announces Limited Edition Trading Cards Commemorating Pope John Paul II

Author: Paradigm Trading Cards
Dateline: Thu, 21 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paradigm Trading Cards today announced their release 'A Pope for the Ages' a special, limited edition trading card set celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II. Each of the 20 trading cards in the set features a highlight in the life of one of the most influential men of the last century.”



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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paradigm Trading Cards (www.paradigmtradingcards.com) today announced their release "A Pope for the Ages" a special, limited edition trading card set celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II. Each of the 20 trading cards in the set features a highlight in the life of one of the most influential men of the last century.



Caption: Trading Card of Pope John Paul II with Ronald Reagan.

"A Pope for the Ages" trading cards are limited to just 25,000 sets," said Mark Currier, President of Paradigm Trading Cards. "We realize that this is an extremely limited quantity for a man that is admired by hundreds of millions of people around the world, but we are committed to keeping our production numbers low in order to ensure the long term value of this commemorative edition."

Each trading card set is individually numbered, and the 20th card in every set is an Official Certificate of Authenticity. Randomly inserted in the factory-sealed set boxes are 3 limited edition trading cards. This will be one of the most limited set of cards ever produced and each card will be individually hand numbered out of a run of only 4,000. The odds of getting one of these special limited edition cards in any given set are one in eight. As an added bonus, each set will also include a commemorative card of the new Pope Benedict XVI on his inauguration day.

"Pope John Paul II is without a doubt one of the most influential world leaders of the last century," said Currier. "Not content with just being a spiritual leader, John Paul II made it his responsibility to awaken the world to the dignity of human rights. Pope John Paul II will forever be remembered as a great man of God, and as a man of the people. He was indeed, a Pope for the ages."

The Paradigm Trading Card Company is committed to chronicling and honoring the lives of men and women who have a tremendous impact on the world we live in.

To order A Pope for the Ages limited edition tradition cards, or for more information visit: www.johnpauliitradingcards.com.

Contact: Mark Currier, President of Paradigm Trading Cards, +1-405-715-0728 ext. 204, or support@paradigmtradingcards.com.

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