A Matter Of Perspective

Born in Philadelphia to a minister from the Bahamas and a “Christian feminist mother” on October 4, 1927, she was the tenth of thirteen children. Ms. Tucker attended Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School. (Later in life she was the recipient of two honorary doctoral degrees from Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina and Villa Maria College in Pennsylvania, for this reason, she is sometimes referred to as “Dr. Tucker”).

[Grabs popcorn box, picks out a piece, and throws it over her shoulder]

Hailey: Amen.

Claire: You’re insane!

Hailey: That’s what they tell me!

A short saying often contains much wisdom.   Sophocles
A short saying often contains much wisdom.

The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.

Al Pacino

Walking is man's best medicine.  Hippocrates
Walking is man’s best medicine.

Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the Lord thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.

Micah 7:10

King James Version (KJV)

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Ronald Reagan
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Milton Friedman
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
Niels Bohr

The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.
Bobby Jones


In 2000, KFUO won a “Gold Angel” award at the 23rd annual “International Angel Awards” ceremony held in Hollywood, California. The award is the highest honor bestowed by Excellence in Media, a Hollywood-based organization devoted to promoting morality in film, television, video, radio, and print.
Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. It is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters. Originating as a small fishing village, it is now a popular tourist destination – according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, over 80 percent of the Emerald Coast’s 4.5 million visitors each year visit Destin. The city styles itself “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, and claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Destin is named after Captain Leonard Destin, a New London, Connecticut fishing master who settled in the area c. 1845 or 1850. The first condominiums were built in the 1970s, although Destin was not incorporated as a municipality until 1984.

It is the county seat of Santa Rosa County. It was also called “Scottman’s Anchorage” for the many lumber barges that traversed the Blackwater River – thus lending further support to the nickname “Scratch Ankle” (Scottsman’s Anchorage – Scratch Ankle). Scratch Ankle was also rumored to be the name that Ponce De Leon gave the area in his search for the fountain of youth. The area, moist and humid, a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. In a time where there was no repellant, I can imagine the rumor “Scratch Ankle” was pretty close to the truth.
The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is an annual seafood and arts festival held in Niceville, Florida, United States, beginning the third Friday in October. The main attractions are music, food (especially fried mullet), rides and a wide variety of arts and crafts.
This festival is named after the mullet, a fish found in abundance in the local waters. While commonly seen at the festival, the mullet haircut is not the origin of the name.
The festival was founded by Walter Francis Spence Jr. in 1976. It lasts three days, starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday after dark. Alcohol is not served on Sunday. In recent years, the festival has typically had attendance over 40,000 for the weekend. Chantal, Hollywood entertainment reporter for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” broadcasted from the festival on Friday, October 20, 1989. During the broadcast, festival founder, Walt Spence, and local Jim Campbell demonstrated how to catch and fry mullet. In 2009, a third annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival t-shirt made by Tailgate Clothing Company appeared in Season 2 of the HBO series, “True Blood” (Episode 3 – “Scratches”). A representative from the show said that she found the shirt on a Web site she used to outfit some of the characters. A Mullet Festival t-shirt had also appeared on the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother”, according to Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin.

The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions.
Noah Webster

South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union which it did on December 20, 1860. It was readmitted to the United States on June 25, 1868.

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
Arnold Bennett

December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 21 days remaining until the end of the year.
1868 – The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.

The birthplace of the universally imitated Delmonico steak, the restaurant is credited with being the first American restaurant to allow patrons to order from a menu à la carte, as opposed to table d’hôte. It is also claimed to be the first to employ a separate wine list. The family also opened other restaurants under the name, operating up to four at a time and ultimately totaling 10 establishments by the time they departed the business in 1923.
In 1929, restaurateur Oscar Tucci opened a revived Delmonico’s at 2 South William Street, which stayed in business until 1977. Other Delmonicos have operated in the space from 1981–1992 and from 1998 to present.

September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year.

1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
Adlai E. Stevenson


1877 – Albert Young, American welterweight boxer (d. 1940)

1882 – Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.


1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.



A daughter is a treasure that keeps her father wakeful,

and worry over her drives away sleep:

Lest in her youth she remain unmarried,

or when she is married, lest she be childless;

While unmarried, lest she be defiled,

or in her husband’s house, lest she prove unfaithful;

Lest she become pregnant in her father’s house,

or be sterile in that of her husband.

Chapter 42:9-10

Announcer: GI Joe is the codename for America’s highly trained special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against COBRA. A ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

She’s Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes.
The film portrays a young newlywed couple, Kristy and Jake Briggs played by Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin Bacon, who try to cope with being married and what is expected of them by their parents. Jake must also deal with the fantasy woman of his dreams.

Scott was born in North Shields, the youngest of three sons born to Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. At the age of 16, Tony appeared in Boy and Bicycle, a short film marking the directorial debut of his then 23-year-old brother Ridley. He followed in his elder brother’s footsteps, studying at Grangefield School, West Hartlepool College of Art and Sunderland Art School, the last for a fine arts degree. He subsequently graduated from the Royal College of Art, fully intending to become a painter. It was only the success of his elder brother’s fledging television commercial production outfit, Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), that turned his attentions towards film.
Tony had wanted to do documentaries at first. I told him, “Don’t go to the BBC, come to me first.” I knew that he had a fondness for cars, so I told him, “Come work with me and within a year you’ll have a Ferrari.” And he did.


Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, with approximately 2.5 million residents, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). It is also the westernmost county on Long Island.
September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year.
1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

551 BC – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479)

This system is typically used where a club’s rules provide that, rather than a majority of the votes, one or two objections are sufficient to defeat a proposition. Since the seventeenth century, these rules have commonly applied to elections to membership of many gentlemen’s clubs and similar institutions such as Freemasonry and fraternities.

The Cotton Club is a 1984 crime-drama, centered on a famed Harlem jazz club of the 1930s, the Cotton Club.
The movie was co-written (with William Kennedy) and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, choreographed by Henry LeTang, and starred Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Gregory Hines. The cast included Nicolas Cage, Bob Hoskins, Lonette McKee, Laurence Fishburne, Fred Gwynne, Maurice Hines, James Remar, Allen Garfield and Gwen Verdon.

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?” -Don Marquis

Unofficial [Improper] Contact
All candidates—graduate and undergraduate—should understand that they must not consider contact with a suspended or expelled member to be any part of the Sorority’s Membership Intake Process. Members may be, and are, suspended or expelled for reasons other than hazing. However, candidates should not participate in any form of membership activities with any suspended or expelled member. In order to assist candidates in determining who may not contact them on behalf of the Sorority, below are descriptions of the suspension and expulsion penalties, and separate links to list all suspended and expelled members irrespective of the specific reasons for the punishment.


She became especially well known from the age of 113, when the centenary of Vincent van Gogh’s visit brought reporters to Arles. She entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1988, and on 17 October 1995 she became the oldest person ever.

When you’re dancing, you’re dancing for people to see.
Pharrell Williams

Quality assurance (QA) refers to the planned and systematic activities implemented in a quality system so that quality requirements for a product or service will be fulfilled. It is the systematic measurement, comparison with a standard, monitoring of processes and an associated feedback loop that confers error prevention. This can be contrasted with quality control, which is focused on process outputs.
Two principles included in QA are: “Fit for purpose”, the product should be suitable for the intended purpose; and “Right first time”, mistakes should be eliminated. QA includes management of the quality of raw materials, assemblies, products and components, services related to production, and management, production and inspection processes.

In 1968, he starred with Gene Barry in a ninety-minute television pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series titled The NBC Mystery Movie, along with McCloud and McMillan & Wife. The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971 to 1978, took a respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1989 to 2003. Falk was “everyone’s favorite rumpled television detective”, wrote historian David Fantle.

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Frank Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960’s Murder, Inc. and 1961’s Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once. Director William Friedkin, when discussing Falk’s role in his 1978 film The Brink’s Job, said that “Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh.”

Quantity is a property that can exist as a magnitude or multitude. Quantities can be compared in terms of “more”, “less” or “equal”, or by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement. Quantity is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Being a fundamental term, quantity is used to refer to any type of quantitative properties or attributes of things. Some quantities are such by their inner nature (as number), while others are functioning as states (properties, dimensions, attributes) of things such as heavy and light, long and short, broad and narrow, small and great, or much and little. A small quantity is sometimes referred to as a quantulum.
Two basic divisions of quantity, magnitude and multitude, imply the principal distinction between continuity (continuum) and discontinuity.

Action is character.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. -Henry J. Kaiser

Donald Duck: [nods]

Member Expulsion
Expulsion permanently revokes the individual’s membership in the Sorority.

Strongly oriented towards a menu-document design, the Gopher protocol was a predecessor of (and later, an alternative to) the World Wide Web.

Sylvia’s Restaurant of Harlem (often called “Sylvia’s Soul Food” or just “Sylvia’s”) is a soul food restaurant in New York City. It was founded in 1962 by Sylvia Woods. It has since expanded to a much larger space at 328 Lenox Avenue (Lenox and 127th Street), and an adjacent building. The restaurant also sells a line of prepared foods, beauty and skin care items, cookbooks, and a children’s book written by Woods.
Woods purchased the original luncheonette by borrowing money from her mother, who had to mortgage her farm to provide it.
The restaurant attracts a clientele that ranges from Harlem locals to visiting celebrities. Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Magic Johnson are among those who have dined there. Sylvia’s was also featured on a Manhattan-themed episode of the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food in early 2009.
On September 19, 2007, commentator Bill O’Reilly spoke about having lunch at Sylvia’s with Al Sharpton on his syndicated radio show. O’Reilly generated controversy with his comments on the restaurant, expressing that the predominantly African-American clientele acted friendly, polite, and did not use obscenities in their speech. O’ Reilly reported that he “couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s Restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship.”