'a Man Is Much More Than His Worst Mistake': Alabama Executes Man for Sword and Knife Slaying of Pas

ATMORE, Ala. — A man convicted of killing a country preacher during a 1991 robbery was put to death by lethal injection in Alabama on Thursday, weeks after he avoided another execution date amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices.Christopher Lee Price, 46, became the second inmate put to death in Alabama in two weeks . The execution was carried out at Holman prison, where he was pronounced dead at 7:31 p.m.Convicted in the killing of Bill Lynn, a north Alabama pastor slain by a sword and knife just days before Christmas, Price released a statement of apology through his attorney before the execution.“A man is much more than his worst mistake,” he said while strapped to a gurney moments before the drugs began flowing.Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement saying Price had to be punished.“Finally, the loved ones of Pastor Lynn can feel at ease knowing that justice has been administered. I pray that, after all these years later, his family can feel a sense of peace and comfort,” she said.Relatives of both Price and Lynn were among the witnesses as the inmate was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final request for a stay. The execution had been delayed by more than an hour while the state awaited the court’s decision, a prison official said.Price lifted and lowered his head twice after the initial knockout drug began flowing, and his belly heaved five times. He didn’t respond when an officer tested for consciousness by flicking his eyelashes and punching an arm.The colour soon began draining from his face as additional drugs flowed through an intravenous line, and the process was over within minutes.A statement from Lynn’s family thanked friends and relatives for their support during a “long and difficult journey.”“We are praying to finally have peace,” said the statement, read by a prison official.Price sought a stay based on a challenge to the state’s method of using three drugs during lethal injections. The nation’s high court, by a 5-4 vote, refused to halt the execution Thursday night. The conservative majority did not give a reason for denying the stay.Price had asked to instead die by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method Alabama has legally authorized but not developed. His lawyers argued the method, which kills by depleting the body of oxygen, would be less painful than lethal injection.Price was suing over Alabama’s execution practices, and the inmate’s attorneys contend the state rushed to execute him two weeks before the trial date. State attorneys argued that Price was bringing up previously decided issues at the last minute just to seek a delay.The inmate was set to be executed last month but the state death warrant expired at midnight before a divided U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay that blocked the lethal injection. The court subsequently released documents that showed its internal squabbling over the death penalty.The Alabama Supreme Court then set a new execution date even though U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose of Mobile had scheduled a trial set for June 10 to hear Price’s challenge to Alabama’s lethal injection process.In a dissent Thursday, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the court should have delayed the execution until the trial could take place.Court documents show Lynn, a Church of Christ minister in rural Fayette County, was at home with his wife Bessie assembling toys for grandchildren on Dec. 22, 1991 when the electricity failed. He went outside to check on the power box, and the woman looked outside after hearing a noise to see a man dressed in black holding a sword above her husband.The woman ran outside to find Lynn severely wounded, and she saw two men as she tried to start a van to flee. She was beaten and robbed of money and her wedding rings despite pleas that she be allowed to keep the jewelry, court documents show. According to an autopsy, Lynn was cut or stabbed more than 30 times.Price was arrested several days later in Chattanooga, Tenn. He admitted participating in the robbery but blamed the actual killing on another man.Kelvin Coleman pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison, while jurors convicted Price of capital murder and a judge sentenced him to death.Earlier this month, was put to death by lethal injection for his capital murder conviction in a quadruple killing near Birmingham. His lawyers didn’t cite any complaints with the process following the execution.Alabama executed one other inmate this year in February.

Flying High
All this day lacked was Neil Diamond himself, singing and yielding to the fans, except that the 33,702 at Fenway Park didn't need anyone to tell them that "good times never seemed so good." Bill Russell, who hadn't set foot in the old yard in four decades, walked out of the Green Monster like a cinematic Shoeless Joe out of an Iowa cornfield. He was joined in similar fashion by Bobby Orr, Richard Seymour, and Tedy Bruschi, the latter of whom had suffered a stroke 10 days after the Super Bowl.Johnny Pesky was in his spikes once again, walking onto the redone Fenway lawn to a scoreboard message that read: "Years since joining the Red Sox: 64." The Yankees, reflecting the class of their manager and uniform, stood atop the visiting dugout to watch all of this, as if they knew that someday they might regret telling their grandchildren about the Red Sox and having to conjure recollections of this day from a television clip.They were all here to see a World Series banner tumble over, and conceal, the Green Monster. And to glimpse that ring with the inscription: "Greatest Comeback in History." "It's better than my wedding ring," mused Johnny Damon. "You can always get wedding rings." After the hype there was baseball to be played, and the Sox put together a full nine innings like they hadn't in this young season, producing a rewarding and resounding 8-1 beating of the Yankees in the 94th Fenway opener.The game was decided by the performances of the most alluring character on each team, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and the Red Sox' Tim Wakefield. Wakefield, the longest-tenured Sox player (April 26, 1995), worked seven clinical innings, conceding only five hits, two walks, and one unearned run. He allowed more than one base runner in only one inning, the fourth, when Rodriguez scored on an Edgar Renteria mental blunder and throwing error.But the error of note belonged to Rodriguez, who said he was "overaggressive" in playing Damon's two-out grounder in the bottom of the fourth. The ball went through Rodriguez, making possible Trot Nixon's double and Manny Ramirez's single. Those consecutive hits bumped a 4-1 Sox lead to 7-1.A-Rod also made the error Wednesday in New York with one out, the bases loaded, and the Yankees ahead, 3-2, in the ninth inning. Had he gloved that ball cleanly he probably would have begun a game-ending double play. Instead, the Sox scored five runs, four unearned, to win, 7-3. Rodriguez has been responsible for seven unearned Red Sox runs in the last two games between these teams.Sox fans, ever appreciative, gave Rodriguez a near-standing ovation in the eighth when he made a routine play on a Doug Mirabelli ground out.
Question About Wedding Rings How Does It Work?
question about wedding rings how does it work?You must always spend at least 2 month's salary on each ring. That's the rule if you love her— — — — — —what kind of jewelery do you have on?I have my engagement and wedding rings on— — — — — —Are wedding rings are to be a simple band but engagement ring the pretty one?You pick what you want. traditionally, the engagement ring has gem stones- diamond, sapphires, rubies. The wedding band is usually plain. Many are just a gold band. My daughter's wedding band is all tiny diamonds all the way around. Mine is a thin gold band that fits with my engagment ring. Just pull up engangment and wedding bands on the internet. Or go to any jewelry store— — — — — —To be fair, non-Catholic Christians, can you pick one non-biblical practice of yours and defend it?You've asked this question before and MANY of us have pointed out to you that: 1) Roman Catholics use wedding rings in their ceremonies; are you saying that the RCC is pagan? 2) These should all be separate questions. And WHAT ON EARTH do you mean by writing, "The Bible states that He said twelve times ... to gnaw it." You are a troll, are not you? There's no way you are a Catholic Priest.— — — — — —Unique engagement rings and wedding rings with sapphires, emeralds and more"Rounds are the most popular diamond shape, so it makes sense that more customers opt for round diamonds with lab-created since they are more affordable," said Ajay Anand, CEO of diamond ring marketplace Rare Carat. This ¾-carat sparkler from Gem & Harmony packs a punch without denting your wallet.— — — — — —Good wedding ring for a mechanic?mine is tungsten carbide cheap and indestructible— — — — — —How do I plan for a cheap, but non-shabby wedding all in one month?If you must have a bridal gown go to David's bridal or a consignment store to buy it. As for rings you can either just buy cheap bands at Walmart or you could ask you parents if you can use the rings that they were married in. When I got married my parents gave me and my husband their first set of wedding rings that they were married in.they had bought expensive matching wedding bands on their 25th anniversary.— — — — — —How much would a wedding ring cost for a woman?Mine cost $70 -- it was a sterling silver eternity band with aquamarine stones in it. I would say a hundred or two if you want gold or if you want a wide width band. Wedding rings are not usually anywhere near as expensive as the engagement ring.— — — — — —Quotes to put on wedding ring?''The ring finger is occupied so is the heart"— — — — — —what is the common metal that wedding rings are traditionally made of?Platinum is really nice in that it has weight to it. Though it scratches easily, it can be easily polished too without it wearing out. Over time, Platinum ends up having a patina look to it. Some people actually like that. It depends on personal tastes. But once again, it can be polished up without wear for that bright shiny look. Or you can try Palladium. It's in the same family of elements as Platinum, but costs less. It is also hypoallergenic and can be polished up for that bright shiny look. I have a Palladium wedding band, and my wife has a Platinum one. They look the same. White gold depends a lot on a person's skin chemistry. If the wearer's skin chemistry is highly acidic, the plating on white gold will be eaten away in time. Then the ring will have that yellowish look to it. By having it dipped in Rhodium and polished up again, you can have that bright shiny white gold look again. It's more expensive maintenance, though cheaper in the beginning. And I usually do not recommend silver. * * *— — — — — —How to keep wedding rings safe?Put it on a necklace & do not take it off. Shower with it, sleep with it, etc. My husband is like that. First he broke off one of the prongs in the setting. How? I do not know. Then he lost the diamond & thankfully found it a week later. You could always just make sure the ring fits very well, does not twist around the finger too easily, and make sure the setting is VERY secure. I am actually a bit of a klutz as well so my setting is a 6 prong & that diamond is not going anywhere!!
What Is a Steubenville Wedding Ring?
What is a Steubenville Wedding Ring?Michale Nagler is a Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature. He is a proponent of nonviolence. IE: Let them hurt us and we should roll over and play dead because obviously we were at fault anyway. What authority and ability does he have to teach about anything relating to law enforcement? Anyways, if it is like the "rings" made by inmates in my jurisdiction, it is a stylized ring of different designs made of fiber and/or plastic. The designs often designated gang/crew affiliation, prisons that they had spent time in, or areas that they were from.— — — — — —Have you been on a cruise before?Easy! I have two things so I can go swimming, etc. and keep my ID and money safe. One is a plastic sleeve on a lanyard I wear around my neck and tuck the sleeve into the top of my swimsuit, which would work for your wife. The plastic sleeve is flat, about 3" by 4", and has a zip-style seal. Sometimes it leaks and the stuff gets wet, but that's just my ship's ID card (plastic), my drivers license (also plastic), and some paper money (dries overnight back in my cabin). I never take a camera, and never worry about such inconsequential things as a cheap hat, a wet and sandy ship towel, a t-shirt, flipflops, and cheesy paperback book I leave on the beach while I swim. Nobody has ever touched any of those things. A fancy camera or cash? Might be different. The other thing I have so I can go swimming and keep my ID and money safe is a small plastic box about 1/2" thick that holds my ship's ID, drivers license, and some paper money. The box is on a web belt that is adjustable and goes around my waist. It, too, leaks now and then, but nothing I carry is hurt by water. As to jewelry, leave it in your cabin! Far too many people lose jewelry at the beach -- wedding rings, other rings, earrings, watches, necklaces, etc. Do not be one of them! As to lockers, some beaches have them. Most do not. I suggest you keep your ship ID, your drivers license, and your cash on you as I always do, and leave stuff like hat, sunglasses, book, towel, t-shirt, and flipflops on shore. If you absolutely MUST have a camera, buy one of the disposable underwater cameras, take it in the water with you, and get some great underwater shots! We used those in Hawaii once and got some really great pictures!— — — — — —My wedding rings were expensive?The rings belong to the marriage, but as you have decided to break it up you are then one leaving the marriage behind. So you haft give the ring back. he paid for them and it belongs to him— — — — — —Has Anyone Tried Nue Diamonds for Engagement/Wedding Rings?Just looked through the website because this actually really interests me (diamonds not though because they are a waste of money and poor investment=no resale value) First thing I see is their settings are 14K gold, platinum or palladium. That right there is reason enough to buy the ring. So what if they are lab created stones? You are getting very high quality non-plated settings and you can always put in a diamond down the road if you feel so inclined. Whatever you do, do not opt for something low quality like 9K or 10K gold, and definitely not sterling silver or gold plated. I can not believe someone suggested 9K gold. Seriously? Moissainite…that's not a great diamond alternative because they seriously look like they are NOT a diamond and have grey/green/yellow tones. Would not touch them. Looking at their stones page, they sell and market the same way every diamond alternative company does. No surprises, no smokescreens. They sell a stone that is meant to look, act and feel like a diamond but is obviously not a mined diamond. What is wrong with that? Is not that the dream of most women? Everyone knows the only diamond alternatives out there are some form of simulated material. There are literally only 3 options if you want an engagement ring with a colorless stone that looks like a diamond: 1. Mined diamond. Expensive, non-ethical and ridiculously overpriced. Do not hold their value worth beans (ever tried to pawn them? They just laugh). 2. Lab created diamond with carbon - Run about $4,000 per carat, roughly 30% less than the cost of a mined diamond. Deal? I do not think so. 3. Simulated diamond, lab created diamond alternative - Yep, they are the only affordable option out there. When set in a solid gold, platinum or palladium setting, it's a win-win situation. You get the setting you want, the quality you want and seriously pretty stones. People talk about them being cz and not worth anything, but really, the worth lies in the quality and solidity of the metals, which it is obvious that this is of utmost importance. 4. Stones: There are only a few diamond simulants that have the nice cuts to mimic diamonds, and Nue Diamonds is one of them who carries the true diamond cut stones. The cut is huge in the look and quality of the stone. This company indicates they sell diamond cut stones set to "GIA specifications". This is what to look for in a good diamond alternative. My two cents? It's the only non-diamond option that is affordable and one that you are going to get a great setting. Go for it. At least you get a lifetime warranty on the stones…unlike diamonds or some cheap ebay Opt for this diamond alternative in a very nice setting and upgrade to a mined diamond later. No one will be able to tell because they are imitating them so well. We need to openly recognize that it's not about what kind of ring accompanies that proposal, but rather the love, sincerity, and mutual lifelong dedication to one another that really matters. Congrats and best wishes!
The History of Wedding Rings Dating Back 5,000 Years
The history of wedding rings dates almost 5000 years. During ancient Egypt times, people would weave leather or wood and exchange them as "rings of love." The ring itself, being round with no end, was a powerful symbol of eternity. Now known as a wedding band, its opening represented a gateway to unknown worlds, which is something newlyweds face after marriage. Here's the history of wedding rings all the way up to today.Wedding rings history — Signet Wedding RingsRomans and Greeks used signet rings as a way to flaunt their own personal signatures on jewelry. Also called a "fede" ring, it features two clasping hands in agreement or love.These rings are believed to be the inspiration behind some of the earliest engagement rings in Rome. Other cultures were exchanging rings as symbols of love. But, according to history, the Romans are the ones who linked the signet ring directly to marriage.Lovers Heads Wedding RingsIn time, the Romans started customizing wedding rings with their own personal touches. Lovers heads rings featured carvings of the faces of the couples themselves. Some were carved with the full figures of the bride and groom.Once the Empire proclaimed Christianity its official religion, things switched up a bit. The carvings started to feature the couple with a cross or Jesus behind them blessing their unity. READ Wedding Traditions: The History of Wedding JewelryFede Wedding RingsThese wedding rings held their popular ground for more than a thousand years in Europe. They eventually evolved into styles featured interlocking bands and ornate patterns.Today, the Irish still wear a style of this wedding band called a Claddagh ring. It features two hands coming together to hold a heart with a crown. The Claddagh ring was first created about 13 centuries after Rome introduced the original fede rings.Posy Wedding RingsWhat is a posy? Also known as a posie, it's a short verse engraved on a ring, often a poem. Posy rings first became common during the 15th century. It all began with bold designs featuring words engraved outside the wedding band.The designs of the posy rings evolved into simpler ones. However, the engraved words became more and more personal. This caused goldsmiths, ring makers, and jewelers to learn how to engrave inscriptions on the inside of the wedding rings. They believed this kept the message close to the person wearing it while keeping them private. Gimmel Wedding RingsLet's move on with the history of wedding rings. This puzzle-style wedding ring first gained its popularity during the 15th century. The simpler posy rings became, the more complex and intricate goldsmithing techniques became when creating gimmel rings. They feature 2-3 interlocking bands. Gimmel rings are very symbolic, as each individual band is free on its own, yet they interlock together to create one whole, like joining two together in matrimony. During their engagement, both the bride and the groom would wear engagement bands up until they take their vows. Then, the two rings would be joined together, to symbolize their joining together to create one union. Jewish Marriage RingsWearing a wedding band with an unbroken circle made in solid silver or gold is a long-standing Jewish tradition. It symbolizes everlasting marriage. Bands with no details or stones are symbolic of a strong marriage that is free from complications and distractions.These Jewish wedding rings date back to at least the 10th century. And, they continued to remain popular until the 19th century. By then, they would become intricate designs with enamel and lattice.READ Wedding Traditions: The History of Wedding JewelryIt features a "roof-like" top, which represents the Jewish temple or the married couples' home. Designed like lockets, they feature Hebrew inscriptions on the inside. Grooms offered them to their brides during the marriage ceremony as a symbolism of love and unity.Diamond Wedding RingsToday, diamond engagement rings, wedding rings, and wedding bands are the most commonly purchased on the market. However, diamonds have been a choice gem for love rings for centuries now. The first diamond ring documented in history was found in Rome during the late 100s AD. It belonged to a young girl, but history does not tell us whether it was given to her as a gift of love or not. Their strength and value have always been understood. Yet, diamonds became even more valuable once tools were invented to cut them properly. These sparkling beauties were often sent to the groom's father from the bride's father as a promise to marry his daughter off to the recipient's son. It became common for this symbolic gift to be a diamond ring, which marked the beginning of the diamond engagement rings we know today.Current History of Wedding Rings — Pearl Engagement RingsAlthough diamond engagement rings are the most common, pearl engagement rings are quickly gaining popularity in the wedding jewelry industry. No, they do not have a past history, like the rings above, but many brides are turning to them to create amazing looking, unique styles for their rings. When you think of an engagement ring, pearls probably do not come to mind. But, a pearl center stone is an amazing centerpiece is a stunning choice for a piece of jewelry you plan to wear every day, for the rest of your life. Pearls are just as resilient as pearls, and they come from natural resources. And, these gems are as classic as they come.Both vintage lovers and modern brides enjoy the simple elegance and sophistication of pearl engagement rings. They can be created as a solitaire pearl ring, or with a bezel setting for a stylish way to protect your pearl. You can create a shimmering ring with a sophisticated pave setting made of small pearls closely set together.READ Wedding Traditions: The History of Wedding JewelryWe took a big dive in the history of wedding rings. Wedding rings history is beautiful, reach and ancient just like pearls so let us…Design Your Own Pearl Engagement RingDesign your own engagement ring with an open setting featured diamonds and pearls. Pair a larger black Tahitian pearl with one small diamond for a unique look like no other. Add pearls to rings made of 14 karat gold, 18 karat gold, white gold or platinum. You can even add other gemstones, such as your birthstone, to your pearl engagement ring for a more personalized touch. And, the pearl does not have to be white either! Yes, white pearls are the most commonly used in jewelry. They are also the most popular pearl color on the market. Engagement rings can be designed using black pearls, pink pearls, peach pearls, golden pearls, multicolor pearls and more. You can even have your gem dyed to create a pearl color like no other. Now, how's that for personalization?There are so many ways to design a pearl engagement ring. Add rows of pavé diamonds surrounding a single pearl placed in claw-like prongs. Or, slap your single pearl right in the middle of a cluster of diamonds. Thinking about a diamond halo surrounding your pearl? Then, how about a setting made of mixed metals?The history of wedding rings has just started!Pearl Engagement Ring Design IdeasThe Pearl Source creates customized pearl engagement rings and other pearl jewelry. Personalize your engagement rings with diamonds, alexandrite, amethyst, aquamarine, coral, malanite, onyx, opal, rose quartz, topaz, zircon or any other precious gem you choose. And, you can design your own ring setting using the metal of your choice, and have the ring engraved with a message just for you.Need some ideas for our engagement ring design? Looking for ways to create an awesome pearl wedding rings as well? Click the link below to check out our selection of rings from The Pearl Source.Shop Pearl Rings Nowpossible engagement ring for I say, if your that young it could be a pretty low possibility. He could be thinking of just getting you a cute necklace. BUT do not loose hope even if you do not , it just means he is not ready for it.
Other Rings on Hand with Wedding Rings?
Absolutely! There is no rule to what rings you can or can not wear once you have a wedding ring on your finger!1. What are alliance rings?Hmm, I guess you mean alliance rings outside of fraternal organizations and the WoW world and the like (those type of usually signet rings hold lots of symbolism). Alliance rings appear to be a certain type of ring - a band with diamonds (as opposed to a solitary ring) Basically a diamond wedding ring (although some communities may use the word "alliance" vs "wedding" to describe the rings). Sorry - I am not sure what the symbolism/history of alliance rings outside the regular symblism/history of wedding rings.2. Who is in charge of keeping the rings?That's what sister did at her wedding, have the besties hold the rings. With the Children there is always that chance where they see a whole bunch of people and freak out. That happened at a wedding i was at3. The Lord of the Rings (creative franchise):First and foremost, the Palantir resulted in the corruption of the most powerful of the five wizards, Saruman the White. Saruman found the Palantir of Orthanc and while gazing through it, chanced upon Sauron, who possessed the Palantir of Minas Morgul.This resulted in the corruption of Saruman and the joining of forces of the two towers, Barad-dur, and Orthanc, which was definitely not good news to the Fellowship and those who supported it. Isengard started equipping Uruk-Hai and became another base for Sauron. This expanded Sauron's reach to Rohan and shortened the distance to Minas Tirith.There was another Palantir, this one in Minas Tirith. Though he was not completely corrupted by Sauron, Denethor did begin hallucinating and became weaker and weaker. The only good that happens because of any of the Palantiri in the War of the Ring, is that when Aragorn revealed his identity as the King of Gondor and the heir of Isildur to Sauron, Sauron panicked and attacked Gondor before reaching the height of his power. The War had been all but lost- the Rohirrim and the Men of Gondor were surrounded by Sauron's forces. But the Ring was dropped into Mount Doom in the nick of time. Long before the War, the Palantiri probably did do some good as they allowed efficient communication between their possessors, the most powerful people of Middle-Earth. But all in all, the Palantiri, in my opinion, did more bad than good. Their existence almost resulted in the beginning of a Dark Age. Although ultimately it was because of their existence that Sauron was defeated, in my opinion, the Palantiri did much more damage than they averted. As to the second part of the question, I personally do not see any lesson Tolkien might be giving to us. I agree with Joshua Engel's comparison of the Palantiri and the internet. Of course, there was no internet in Tolkien's time, but a lesson we can learn in this time and age is, that anything as powerful as the internet (or the Palantiri) can be misused and that we should be on the lookout for people with bad intentions (like the Dark Lord who wanted to rule all of Middle-Earth).The Lord of the Rings (creative franchise): How much damage was a direct result of The Palantir and did they do as much good in the past?How much damage was a direct result of The Palantir and did they do as much good in the past?4. what is the point of wedding rings?The outward symbol to the rest of the world that you have entered into a lifetime covenant with your spouse and God. Why a ring? The circle has no end, as the commitment should. Did you know saphires in an engagment ring mean fidelity and romantic devotion? Also, the rings are meant as a reminder to the wearer of the need for faithfulness and lifetime commitment to one another and the covenant with God your marriage entered you into.5. Who are the actors in Lord of the Rings?Here is the link to the Internet Movie Database.. it should Help you!!!6. Is it wrong for a man to love rings?No. If it's you are style what is so wrong about it? Loving rings does not make you gay
The Clipper Makes Her Rounds
“You’d be amazed at what people walk around with,” said Serena Merrill.Ms. Merrill should know. Since 2008, she has been a foot care nurse for the elderly in and around West Stockbridge, Mass., and she has seen feet with every kind of problem you can imagine — and quite a few you’d probably rather not. For example: “A lot of men who were in World War II have had fungal nails since the 1940s from the trenches.”Since the 1940s? “Fungus is hard to get rid of,” Ms. Merrill said. Many older women also have this persistent condition, which renders nails yellow or even black, thick and misshapen, and tough to cut. But that’s hardly the only foot problem the elderly may experience: There are the corns, calluses, bunions and twisted toes, too, not to mention the damage caused by years of wearing too-pointy, too-tight, too-high heels. For the elderly especially, the feet can be one of the most neglected and abused parts of the body; simply clipping the nails can be impossible. “When you get old, your eyesight is not as good and you can’t bend down very easily, so you can poke yourself with the scissors,” said Dorothy Elsberg, 90, a former violinist for the Women’s Boston Symphony in Lenox, Mass.That can be hazardous for older patients, especially for those with diabetes. A slip of the clippers can lead to an infection that they may not notice until there’s serious damage. Surprisingly, nurses often can’t help with this caregiving task — they are not allowed to clip patients’ nails in medical facilities. Only in the past six years has there been a certification for nurses specializing in foot care. So every six weeks or so, Ms. Elsberg gets her toenails clipped by Ms. Merrill, who charges $45 for the house call. Elderly patients often are embarrassed by their feet, Ms. Merrill has found. “They’re ashamed,” she said. “They worry their feet are stinky or weird-looking.” And so they put off foot care until the problem becomes pressing. “People come to me with ingrown toenails or corns so painful they can’t walk any more,” she said. Handling people’s feet — cutting and filing nails, inspecting and healing every bump and rough patch, rubbing on lotion and massaging them — certainly sounds like one of caregiving’s less pleasant tasks. But the foot care ritual can also bring deep connections. “It’s sort of like being at the hairdresser for them – it’s amazing what will come out,” Ms. Merrill said. “Men will tell me their war stories and say, ‘Gee, I haven’t talked to anybody about this in years.'”One 85-year-old woman told Ms. Merrill about her husband, who went off to World War II with a major-league baseball career lined up, but lost a leg and came back to nothing. “She still got all teared up even though he died 20 years ago,” Ms. Merrill recalled.“When you get a smile and they walk away on top of the world, that’s pretty great,” Ms. Merrill added. “You don’t get that too much in nursing nowadays.” Marge Piercy, an award-winning poet and novelist, alludes to the emotional power that touching feet can evoke in “The Tao of Touch.” It’s a story Ms. Piercy heard from her own foot care nurse, and possibly the only poem in the English language to mention this profession (if you know of another, please tell us): What magic does touch createthat we crave it so. That babiesdo not thrive without it. Thatthe nurse who cuts tough nailsand sands calluses on the elderlytells me sometimes men weepas she rubs lotion on their feet.The blog is ending, but our coverage of caregiving and aging is not. The New Old Age will run as a twice-monthly column by Paula Span on nytimes.com and frequently in Science Times. Readmore…At many nursing homes and assisted living places, a resident’s passing may be hardly noted.Readmore…Circumstances had changed, and all these documents needed to change, too. Readmore…Lifestyle modification prevents Type 2 diabetes even more effectively in the elderly than in middle-aged patients.Readmore…Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in “Still Alice,” but the film skirts the truth about dementia.Readmore…Thanks to the marvels of medical science, our parents are living longer than ever before. Most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. That burden falls to their baby boomer children. The New Old Age blog explored this unprecedented intergenerational challenge. Paula Span will continue to write New Old Age columns twice monthly at nytimes.com/health and the conversation will continue on Twitter (@paula_span) and Facebook.A few medical institutions have opened their doors to patients’ own dogs and cats. Scheduling and medication errors plague patients with Parkinson's.Dementia doesn't respect public stature.Is there life after caregiving, and if so what it is like?Comprehensive reference and special reports about diseases, conditions, tests, injuries and surgeries.Useful information, tools, and links to organizations around the Web.FollowAdvertisement
What Is a Good Sports Car for First Time Driver?
what is a good sports car for first time driver?I hope this is a stupid dream of yours and that your parents are not that foolish. If they bought you a 10 year old Accent, I would think you were spoiled— — — — — —Sports car racingIn 1963, Volpi began developing his own prototype GT car, the Jungla GT. It used a new V8 engine, designed by Alberto Massimino, with closed bodywork by Francesco Salomone (built by Gran Sport). A later open version was built by Fantuzzi.— — — — — —Best sports car for under 40k?Best Sports Cars Under 40k— — — — — —Is an acura tsx considered a sports car?nope because its a sedan and not a coupe— — — — — —2005 bmw 330ci or 2008 nissan 350z?Apples or oranges? 4 door sedan off of a lease that is to expensive. Or a Two door sports car that is brand new only you have driven is worth something. Both cars handle poorly in the snow. Both cars handle exelent in the dry. Want to take two friends for a ride BMW just you and one other Z. But remember owning a sports car is more expensive than a common sedan. Both cars will return about the same gasmilage. One is 3 years newer that is the one I would go with 307 hp with a 6 speed gear box.— — — — — —Is the Nissan 300zx (1991) a good first car for a teenager?like everyone said, it's gonna be expensive in insure, go for something like a Pontiac Grand Prix, I have an 02, it has about 230 hp, it's pretty quick, and not considered a sports car, so it's cheap to insure— — — — — —What is the most popular muscle car of all-time?The term muscle car generally refers to American made sports cars built from 1964 until present. There were plenty of fast large engine cars before this but 1964 signalled the beginning of a horsepower war that continued until the gas crisis of 1973. The Pontiac GTO with a tripower in 1964. The Ford Mustang debued in the New York World's fair April 1964 but the factory called the car a 1965 model, Chevy had a Corvette since 1954 but initially it only had a 6 cylinder and when they put a V8 in the car in became a muscle car but the factory referred to it as a sports car. Loosely speaking a sports car was supposed to be fast but had great handling. A muscle car was all engine (handling be damned!) So some people might say that even with a tri-power 427 big block the Corvette might still be a Sports car not a muscle car. Whereas a Mustang with only a 289 was definitely a muscle car. In terms of longevity the Corvette goes back longest but in terms of units sold the Ford Mustang far and away would have sold the most. So, using that as my definition I would say that the Ford Mustang would hold the title of most popular of all-time. You could ask what is the most desirable today. That is very different because that factors in rarity. One car that comes to mind for that title is the 1972-73 Hemi Cuda convertible 4 speed. There were maybe a dozen of these made. Why? because they were not big selling cars. The 426 Hemi was a better engine on the track then the 440. However for the street the 475 HP hemi was detuned to 405 HP whereas the much cheaper 440 was making 375 HP but it ran so much smoother. Most buyers back then wanted an automatic transmission. Most buyers wanted air conditioning not a convertible. Even the incredibly valuable Mercedes 300SL and the Shelby Cobras which go for $1 million these days sat in dealers show rooms unsold back in their day.— — — — — —Nice looking sports car/convertible for a teenage girl?I thought girls like BMWs, and yup it's just a suggestion, for your price range, you could get a bmw(any bmw is nice looking sport car), nissan Z 2004 and up, Mini Cooper, but if your looking for cars similar to the vette we would be talking ferrari lambos type of body and your price range is not there, so you either pick the vette or go with camaro,3series,z350
Describing a 'Sanctuary' As in a Safe Place and Not a Shrine Or Church?
what word would you use to describe a properly non-religious safe-placeMaybe these might work:Or maybe phrases that are more descriptively literal:But... and cleverly names the building in Japanese as to allow it to hide in the openDescribing and naming are not the same so...I guess we should not start with such a non-hidden term like as you suggested. If the society persecutes atheists then it hardly makes sense to have words directly describing atheists in the name.Also, hiding while using and as part of the name, is not really hiding.I suppose you could name it anything if the intent is to be hidden and not overt or advertised. Like how speakeasies during the prohibition era would not have their signboard on the outside naming themselves something like "sanctuary for alcohol".Then it depends on whether the place is a publicly recognised safe-house or if it's a clandestine one. If it's a secret, then I suppose the answer to your question is now quite subjective and you get to choose a codeword of your choice.1. Why do women have such a powerful & biased sheep mentality towards their own gender?We love to love :) Girls just want to have fun, and grow up to be women that want to make it fun for everyone. Even when we work. Only women bleed, without being shot at..idk, maybe that's part of it.2. Will Scotland ever been drawn out of the European Union against its will?Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and will leave (or not) the EU when the UK does.Locally, people are anxious to leave the EU because of the benefits to the oil and fishing industries3. I just got my dress! Have you found "the one" yet? did you get a good deal on it?Glad you posted this, I gush about my dress as often as possible! XD It's a halter with a beaded bodice and a tulle bottom (ballgown) with a GORGEOUS back that has a bow and tapers out. I am getting a corset backing added to it for $150 :] I knew it was the dress immediately. It was the first dress I tried on and the only one that made my mom cry. I tried on other dresses to make sure it was REALLY The One and was not just the shock of it being the first dress, but after every dress I tried on, I could not get my mind off that first one :]. Amazingly, it was originally $800 marked down to NINETY-NINE DOLLARS!!!! Thank God for David's Bridal hahaha. But the best part was that my grandpa saw me in it and bought it for me before he was diagnosed and passed away from Leukemia (he passed almost 3 weeks ago). He had part in our special day and got to see me in my dress, which I am so grateful for. -Shelby4. Your opinion on feeding dog's bones?Quick! I need to put my dogs in a big plastic bubble! I choose to feed my dogs RMB's because it's part of their biologically appropriate diet. Instances of choking, bones getting stuck, or whatever you naysayers claim is so dangerous, is no more dangerous than giving your dog a chew toy. And I am not going to let that stop me from feeding my dogs a healthy diet so they can be in top shape.5. Why do American Socialists always use Europe as an example and not Japan for a successful Socialist society?Remember, Japan is a nation, and a very homogenous one at that while Europe is a continent comprised of over 40 nations, with their own languages, dominant religions, tax structures, gun laws, etc. Ireland is part of Europe, and so is Sweden, but they are very different6. What is this plate in a TH-400 Transmission called?They are part of the clutch packs7. What is this part called?Does the part you want have a point on one end and is hollow? or does it look like a regular bolt? You could be talking about the "banjo bolt" that holds the brake hose to the wheel cylinder. Show the parts guy what you need and he can get it. If what you need is gone from one side, get the one from the other side to show him. You also need to find a friend to help you with this project!
The Intriguing History of the Black Madonna'
The US artist Theaster Gates explores the concept of the 'Black Madonna' in his latest exhibition, which celebrates images of powerful black women. Alastair Sooke finds out more. Most people coming face to face for the first time with Dutch artist Maerten van Heemskerck's 16th-Century oil painting of the Virgin and Child, at the Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland, would see a perfectly conventional picture: before an imaginary landscape meant to evoke Mediterranean antiquity, a seated blonde Mary, her plaited hair draped in orange cloth, glances at the viewer, while the Christ child fidgets on her lap, ignoring his mother's exposed breast. So far, so traditional. For the celebrated 44-year-old US artist Theaster Gates, however, Van Heemskerck's painting is charged with surprising significance. "Christ has turned away from his mom's milk, and is looking dubious and devious," he tells BBC Culture. "Meanwhile, Mary is the image of a harlot, with come-hither eyes. I call her 'The Ghetto Madonna'." Gates's 'reading' may be unorthodox, even provocative - in particular, his assertion that Van Heemskerck's Virgin "is an octoroon, ie one-eighth black" is bound to make art historians start harrumphing. But it is typical of the way his deft mind works, making startling, unforeseen connections between disparate things. We are standing before Van Heemskerck's panel because Gates - who hails from Chicago and has won international acclaim for his renovations of dilapidated buildings in the city's South Side neighbourhood - has hung it at the start of Black Madonna, his new solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum, which will run until October. According to Gates, a thoughtful, charismatic presence who began his artistic career as a potter, the exhibition "weaves back and forth from religious adoration to political manifesto to self-empowerment to historical reflection". It makes for a complex but intoxicating mix. Consider, for instance, how Gates presents 'The Ghetto Madonna', which he calls the "anchor" of the show. It appears alongside a disturbing video, by Gates, looping clips from a 1935 film, The Littlest Rebel - in which Shirley Temple, playing the daughter of a plantation-owning family during the American Civil War, appears in blackface. Next to this, we see a large photograph of a beautiful young black woman, her face framed by pretty, white lace, reproducing a vintage shot from a 20th-Century lifestyle magazine pitched at African-Americans. "So, here are three 'Black Madonnas'," Gates tells me, with a smile. Like a virginThe inclusion of Van Heemskerck's painting alludes to the so-called 'Black Madonna' in Western art history. Conventionally, of course, Mary appears in painting and sculpture as a young mother with white skin. Sometimes, however, she appears with a dark or black face and hands - and this Black Madonna fascinates Gates, whose work interrogates the legacy of the civil-rights movement and the experience of black people in the US today. In the past, for instance, he has made a series of artworks out of decommissioned fire hoses called In the Event of a Race Riot. Meanwhile, his show in Basel - staged across two of the museum's venues - contains one of his dramatic black tar paintings, inspired by his father's hard-graft work as a roofer (his mother was a schoolteacher): every aspect of the artwork, from the glossy bitumen applied with a large mop, to the copper nails used to secure the picture to its support, conforms to traditional roofing techniques. "It doesn't leak," says Gates, with another smile. Examples of the Black Madonna may be found all over the world. According to some estimates, there are around 500 Black Madonnas in Europe alone, mostly Byzantine icons and statues in Catholic and Orthodox countries. A monastery in the city of Czestochowa in southern Poland, for instance, contains a dark-skinned Byzantine icon of the Holy Virgin. Meanwhile, a shrine in Einsiedeln Abbey, a Benedictine monastery around 25 miles (40km) southeast of Zurich in Switzerland, boasts a miraculous Black Madonna statue, its skin possibly darkened from centuries of exposure to candle smoke. Gates has also encountered a Black Madonna in a Greek Orthodox monastery on the island of Heybeliada, near Istanbul. "There are lots of stories," says Gates, who is a professor of visual arts at the University of Chicago. He isn't the only contemporary artist drawn to the subject: in 1996, British artist Chris Ofili painted his controversial Holy Virgin Mary, depicting a sensual black Mary in a blue robe, against an orange background, with a lump of elephant dung in place of her bare breast. "Once," continues Gates, "there was a fire in France, and the Madonna there smote the fire, and ingested the trauma. It wasn't that she was charred, but there was something about the trauma that made her black. I'm curious about this idea: could a 'Black Madonna' simply be a white Madonna with trauma? In other words, do Madonnas 'mature' towards blackness because of something bad happening?"It's an intriguing, unsettling notion - but, says Gates, who has two degrees in urban planning, he isn't interested in the 'history' of the Black Madonna so much as the "lived experience of those who worship her". "I got super-curious about [Our Lady of] Guadalupe," he says, referring to a famous full-length representation of a mixed-race Mary in a shrine in Mexico City. He also set out to discover more about Yemoja, a Yoruba deity sometimes viewed as an equivalent of the Virgin Mary, and "the role of the black woman in Haitian voodoo". 'Beautiful, powerful women'Gates says that his interest in the Black Madonna stems from his experiences growing up. He was raised in a Christian household, the youngest of nine children, and the only boy. "I was born in a house of love," he tells me, "surrounded by earthly Madonnas." Aged 13, Gates became director of the youth choir at his church. Is he still a believer? He pauses before replying: "I definitely have a stronger belief capacity than most, as a result of having been brought up religious." He no longer attends church every Sunday, he says, but he does have a gospel-inspired band called the Black Monks of Mississippi (who performed in Basel to mark the opening of his new show). "Having the capacity to believe in things is what artists do," Gates tells me. "Like, I believe that the ugly can be beautiful. I have an amazing belief muscle." When he was 19 years old, Gates visited relatives in Detroit, where he came across the Shrine of the Black Madonna - a church once described by The New York Times as "an important centre for black theology and political power". It was founded in 1967, in the wake of the decade's urban race riots, by the religious leader Albert Cleage. "The proposition," explains Gates, "was that the mother of God was black, therefore Christ was black, and so we were connected to this long lineage of powerful people." As a teenager, Gates found this idea exciting. "It was very radical," he says.Another important, related strand of Gates's Black Madonna exhibition concerns the photographic archive of the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), which, since 1945, has published the monthly magazine Ebony, conceived as an equivalent of Life magazine for an African-American market. Gates says that copies of Ebony and its sister magazine Jet, modelled on Reader's Digest, could be found "all over my house" when he was growing up: "They were a kind of encyclopaedia of everyday black life."At the Kunstmuseum Basel, Gates has constructed an elegant, saltire-shaped wooden cabinet containing more than 2,600 images of black women from the archives of JPC, which the artist describes as "the most important black publishing company to have ever existed". Many of the images present beautiful models dressed in glamorous clothes - but there are also photographs of 'ordinary' women engaged in domestic activities such as cooking or looking after children. "I wanted to celebrate black female images in the collection," explains Gates, who considers the "beautiful, powerful women" who appear in the cabinet as 'Black Madonnas', ie "everyday women who do miraculous things". "At the heart of it," he continues, "I was super-interested in how powerful women in and around my life seem to be a solution that the world is never looking for." This, says Gates, is the nub of his new exhibition. "So many of the challenges in this world are brought on by men," he tells me. "Sometimes I wonder: if women had the position they deserved [in society], would things be the same? Would we be as greedy, as corrupt, as non-caring, as warring? Those are the questions on my mind."Alastair Sooke is The Telegraph's Critic-at-LargeIf you would like to comment on this story or anything else you have seen on BBC Culture, head over to our Facebook page or message us on Twitter.And if you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called "If You Only Read 6 Things This Week". A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.
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