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Wendi
Posted on: Nov 2 2007, 12:36 AM


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So sad I missed this...



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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 29 2007, 05:02 PM


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Didn't see this posted anywhere, which surprised me...

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/foo...ewsletter_N.htm


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Texas A&M coach sold insider knowledge to boosters
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas A&M athletic director said he didn't know coach Dennis Franchione was providing inside information on the Aggies in a newsletter to boosters who paid $1,200 per year until two weeks ago.

A reporter made AD Bill Byrne aware of the secret newsletter.

"When I saw a copy of an e-mail, I called Coach Fran and recommended this program be discontinued," Byrne said in a statement released by the school Friday. "I understand he stopped at that time."

Franchione said he has stopped selling the newsletter. The money from the subscription fees helped finance the coach's personal website.

About a dozen big-money boosters subscribed for the past three years to the e-mail newsletter, called "VIP Connection." It offered Franchione's candid assessments of players and specific injury information, details Franchione routinely declined to discuss publicly, citing program policy.

Franchione made subscribers sign a confidentiality agreement and said he doesn't believe any of the inside information was used for gambling, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday after obtaining a copy of the newsletter through a "third-party source."

"We asked them to sign something," Franchione told the newspaper. "And for them not to do that. Most of these people are tremendously loyal Aggies."

In the same statement released Friday, Franchione said the e-mail list began when a group of 12 to 15 boosters participated in a Kickoff Camp that raised money for the school band, the library and the booster club. The newsletter, he said, "came about as an extension of trying to keep some dedicated and loyal fans updated throughout the year on the football program."

"There was no intent to deceive anyone," Franchione said. "I thought this was another avenue of trying to keep some of our top donors informed about our football program."

The newsletter was written by Mike McKenzie, Franchione's personal assistant. The two denied benefiting financially from the newsletter.

In one newsletter, McKenzie wrote about six players being unavailable to play against Montana State and listed their specific injuries. A seventh player was "iffy" because he had not fully recovered from a mild concussion, according to the newsletter.

The Texas A&M players mentioned by name in the newsletter had authorized the school to release information on their injury status, said Alan Cannon, an athletics department spokesman.

McKenzie also wrote about Franchione's assessment of the Aggies' wide receivers.

"Privately, Coach told me last night that Earvin (Taylor) and Pierre (Brown) are very steady but with average speed," McKenzie wrote. "Kerry (Franks) has great speed, but (is) inconsistent in receiving."

McKenzie, who worked for Franchione at his previous coaching stops at Alabama and TCU, is listed on the A&M staff directory as a "special assistant to the athletic director." His newsletter duties were done on his own time, Cannon said.

Franchione, who makes about $2 million per year in a contract that runs through 2011, is 28-24 since taking over at Texas A&M in 2003. He has received harsh criticism from Aggies fans since the team's 34-17 loss last week at Miami.

A spokesman for the university did not respond to attempts by The Associated Press to reach top university administrators for comment.

The boosters' money went to the company that operates Franchione's personal website, coachfran.com, Franchione said. The boosters will receive refunds, he said.

NCAA rules require coaches to report to the school any "athletically related income and benefits from sources outside the institution." It was unclear Friday if Franchione had done so, or would be required to if all the boosters' subscription fees went to the website company.

Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, said there's nothing in his organization's code of ethics about writing newsletters to boosters. NCAA rules are explicit about reporting outside income and proper dealings with boosters, he said.

"I think every athletic director and head coach is very aware and clear of those concerns and issues," Teaff said.

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe, the head of the coaches association's ethics committee, said it would be inappropriate for him to comment unless it were clear a coach had broken rules.

"An investigation would need to take place first before the ethics committee would be involved," Grobe said through a spokesman.

Other college coaches have personal websites.

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer offers a "Coach's Club" membership for $39.95 per year that promises "the best, up-to-date, daily practice and injury reports straight from Coach Beamer, right off the practice fields."



....Discuss....
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 29 2007, 03:37 PM


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http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_calls.shtml Yeah you may enjoy that one...
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 29 2007, 03:34 PM


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QUOTE (kschristia @ Sep 28 2007, 08:19 AM) *
18 pages of why it sucks and now you want one now! L-A-M-E

You think like me... winky.gif
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 27 2007, 01:18 AM


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QUOTE (jonathan83 @ Sep 27 2007, 01:23 AM) *
yes but this is about full-time jobs after graduation.



Picky Picky, Mr Huge
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 26 2007, 11:59 PM


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With the new job I will get 5 paid days this first year, then between years 1-5 it goes up to 10; then an extra 5 for the next 5 years, etc. etc. etc...

Um all big holidays off, I will have to look at exactly which ones they are outside of New Years, Memorial/Labor Days, 4th, Christmas and Thanksgiving...

With the old one, I had to work an entire year to begin accruing it and apparently it wouldn't have been that much (apparently Japanese don't take a lot of time off and since they owned us, we didn't get much either...)
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 26 2007, 10:07 PM


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QUOTE (kschristia @ Sep 26 2007, 07:03 PM) *
I wanna meet your babies! I'm a dog person, but I own a cat!!!!

Next time you are over this way you can. Jeter is very very cuddly (if you ask for a hug he'll put his paws on you and make you bend down... Commence "aww"ing now....) wub.gif
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 09:20 PM


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Check out Death at a Funeral (if you like Brit humor) - it's only playing at the Angelika's in the Dallas area, I don't know about elsewhere.

It was pretty good, despite the couple behind us with their commentary the entire time...
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 09:17 PM


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QUOTE (lamont's lament @ Sep 25 2007, 10:00 PM) *
what kind of nerd changes his facebook relationship status before they figure things out in person?



LANCE?laugh.gif
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 09:14 PM


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TOBY (2 in December) Cairn Terrier (Toto)



He sleeps in our fireplace.

JETER (soon to be 7) Schnauzer/Beagle Mix

as a puppy


Pissed off after I brought Toby home
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 09:01 PM


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsWrY77o77o
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 08:57 PM


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QUOTE (1up @ Sep 25 2007, 09:48 PM) *
Who's my secret admirer that masturbates to my facebook profile?

That will be revealed on Maury Povich... I don't know it must have popped up in the feed.
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 08:30 PM


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QUOTE (notorious j.c.b. @ Sep 18 2007, 03:06 PM) *
Now Will, there's no need for the name calling.

Yes there is...

I can relate Will (to the initial reason for this thread.) Two of the guys I've had dates with since I moved here had kids.

One was up front about having his 11 year old (yeah he was a bit older - 31.) We went on a few dates but he pretty much quit talking to me when a.) I told him that I wasn't exclusively seeing anyone and had been talking to a few others, and b.) asked him why for being a single dad he seemed to stay out doing his own thing all the time.

The second dated me for two months, who I knew was divorced nothing more; I happened to call him one day and he said he'd call me back cause he was on the phone with Grace... blink.gif So when he called me back I asked who that was, since I hadn't been introduced to any of his friends named Grace. He casually tells me "oh it's my daughter in Alabama, she's 8." So, I wrapped that one up fairly quick.

My thoughts: if she wasn't up front with you about it, then who knows what else she may be hiding from you. And how long has the baby's daddy been out of her life - for it only being a 3 month old who knows what baggage she may be carrying.
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 25 2007, 08:21 PM


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Yeah I got a text at 2am right after I posted on Kyla's wall about something saying that Lances status had gone to "single" - I was too busy today to get nosy though... BAH
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Wendi
Posted on: Sep 24 2007, 10:52 PM


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I just accepted a better position a little closer to my part of the metroplex and my current company is looking for a replacement for me. It's an entry level event sales and event coordination position in Grapevine for GameWorks .

General Responsibilities:
Booking client events such as parties or corporate events
Responsible for contact with event customers
Creation of Banquet event orders
Creation of event contracts and proposals.
Responsible for all follow-up leading to event.
Oversee events by being present to greet group contacts (for large groups) to ensure a smooth running event.
Conduct inside and/or outside sales calls and set appointments.
Maintain and monitor center website to provide customers with opportunity to see what we have to offer.
Attend and network at trade shows, event planner meetings, chamber of commerce functions and other community activities to promote the business to the community.
Create and send mailings as appropriate.
Create and send follow up letters for each event, as well as thank you letters and surveys.
Create and send reminder notices to groups that have not booked, as well as specials for rebooking within 90 days of an event
Consistently seek out new leads for booking opportunities.
Compile and track revenues for required compliance reports.
Maintain accurate and organized files for each event held at venue. Use only company approved tools and forms.
Maintain ability to multi-task and switch gears at a moments notice to show the facility to potential customers.
Promotes special events.
Prospects for sales calls.
Solicits new business for special events.
Makes sales presentations to prospective customers.
Delivers invitations and posters to prospects and follows up with prospects.
Prepares all required administrative reports.
Maintains inventory of promotional materials.
Prepares flyers for promotional programs, i.e. birthday parties, etc.
Plans and coordinates times and dates for special events.
Answers telephone promptly and consistently and direct calls when necessary.
Addresses and mails promotional letters and flyers.
Sets up social outings (Social, Military, Edcational, Religious, Fraternal) and birthday parties.
Provides friendly, courteous, polite and helpful customer service.
Designs and implements sign-up contests.
Operates cash register when required using appropriate cash handling techniques.
Other duties as assigned.

It's an amazing position with an outstanding group of people and it was pretty tough for me to put in my resignation Friday. Anyways anyone interested or who may know someone interested can contact me directly (wendi.maher@gmail.com) and I will pass along to the appropriate people. It's an hourly position, so no need to worry about working insane hours each week - I've held down a weekend job in addition to this...
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Wendi
Posted on: Jul 19 2007, 07:09 PM


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Saturday night we are going to Pete's Piano Bar in Addison for my 23rd birthday party. Rocky will be there, Jeff will be there... I think Lance is showing up... Just something fun if you are bored smile.gif
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Wendi
Posted on: Jun 12 2007, 11:13 PM


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QUOTE (jwttu @ Jun 13 2007, 12:01 AM) *
whoa you're alive!?

Alive and kickin'

Corporate world hasn't swallowed me alive yet smile.gif
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Wendi
Posted on: Jun 12 2007, 10:23 PM


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Sup Bitches wink.gif
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Wendi
Posted on: May 6 2006, 07:44 PM


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http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement_speaker.php

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Commencement Speakers
Graduate School Commencement Friday, May 12, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Shelby Hunt
Dr. Shelby D. Hunt

Shelby D. Hunt is the Jerry S. Rawls and P. W. Horn Professor of Marketing at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 

A past editor of the Journal of Marketing (1985-87), he is the author of numerous books, including Foundations of Marketing Theory: Toward a General Theory of Marketing (M.E. Sharpe, 2002), Controversy in Marketing Theory: For Reason, Realism, Truth, and Objectivity (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), and A General Theory of Competition: Resources, Competences, Productivity, Economic Growth (Sage Publications, 2000). 

One of the 250 most frequently cited researchers in economics and business (Thompson-ISI), he has written numerous articles on competitive theory, macromarketing, ethics, channels of distribution, philosophy of science, and marketing theory. 

Three of his Journal of Marketing articles, "The Nature and Scope of Marketing" (1976), "General Theories and Fundamental Explananda of Marketing" (1983), and, with Robert M. Morgan, "The Comparative Advantage Theory of Competition" (1995), won the Harold H. Maynard Award for the "best article on marketing theory." The "Comparative Advantage Theory" article also won the 2004 Sheth Foundation/ Journal of Marketing award for its "long term contributions to the field of marketing."  His 1985 Journal of Business Research article with Lawrence B. Chonko, "Ethics and Marketing Management," received the 2000 Elsevier Science Exceptional Quality and High Scholarly Impact  award.  His 1989 article, "Reification and Realism in Marketing: in Defense of Reason," won the Journal of Macromarketing Charles C. Slater Award.  His 1994, "Commitment and Trust," Journal of Marketing article, with Robert M. Morgan, was the most highly cited article in economics and business in the 1993-2003 decade (Thomson-ISI).

For his contributions to theory and science in marketing, he received the 1986 Paul D. Converse Award from the American Marketing Association, the 1987 Outstanding Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science, the 1992 American Marketing Association/Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, and the 2002 Society for Marketing Advances/Elsevier Science Distinguished Scholar Award.
Undergraduate Commencement, Saturday, May 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m. Ceremony
Margaret Spellings
Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education

On January 20, 2005, the United States Senate confirmed Margaret Spellings as the 8th U.S. Secretary of Education.

During President George W. Bush's first term, Spellings served as Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy where she helped craft education policies, including the No Child Left Behind Act. She was also responsible for the development and implementation of White House policy on immigration, health, labor, transportation, justice, housing, and other elements of President Bush's domestic agenda.

Prior to her White House appointment, Spellings worked for six years as Governor George W. Bush's Senior Advisor with responsibility for developing and implementing the Governor's education policy. Her work included the Texas Reading Initiative, the Student Success Initiative to eliminate social promotion, and the nation's strongest school assessment and accountability system. She also made recommendations to the Governor for key gubernatorial appointments. Previously, Spellings served as associate executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards.

Born in Michigan, Spellings moved with her family at a young age to Houston, Texas, where she attended public schools. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in political science.

As the mother of two daughters, one school-age and one college-age, Spellings has a special understanding of the issues facing parents and students today. Her daughter Mary is a freshman in college, and her daughter Grace attends a public middle school. Spellings is the first mother of school children to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education.
Undergraduate Commencement, Saturday, May 13, 2006, 1:30 p.m. Ceremony
Dr. Donald R. Haragan
Dr. Donald R. Haragan

President Emeritus, Donald R. Haragan, has served Texas Tech University as Professor, Department Chair, Dean, Provost and President since 1969, the same year he completed his doctoral studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas. He founded the Atmospheric Science Program in 1970 and was instrumental in the cooperative efforts that led to the establishment of the Wind Science and Engineering Institute at Texas Tech.

As Provost for ten years and President for five years, he is credited with molding much of the current administrative and academic structure at the university including the establishment of the University Honors College, the International Cultural Center, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, the University Writing Center, the Texas Tech Press, and the Texas Tech Regional Centers in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. His research accomplishments are in the area of water resources and conservation with a focus on global precipitation climatology.

Dr. Haragan is a native of Houston. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering at the University of Texas and his Master of Science degree from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. He was named a Distinguished Graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and in 2003 became a charter member and member of the Board of Directors of the Civil and Architectural Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates at the University of Texas. He is married to the former Willie O’Berry, also a UT graduate, and has two grown daughters.
Law School Commencement Speaker, Saturday, May 13, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
John Cornyn
Senator John Cornyn

John Cornyn, of San Antonio, is a voice for Texas values in Washington. He was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on December 2, 2002, succeeding Phil Gramm.

Sen. Cornyn continues to take a leading role on many issues in the Senate. He is committed to bolstering America’s national defense and homeland security, working to strengthen the economy and grow jobs, making health care more accessible, and improving educational opportunity for all Texans.

After just one year in the Senate, John Cornyn was chosen by leadership to serve as a Deputy Whip. As a member of the Whip team, he helps mobilize votes and support on major issues. Sen. Cornyn serves on five key Senate committees: Armed Services; Judiciary; Budget; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Joint Economic Committee. He chairs the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship and the Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

Sen. Cornyn is a prominent supporter of President Bush’s judicial nominees, he continues to work for Texas military personnel and veterans, and has been a leader on working to bring about common sense, balanced immigration reform. He stands as a dedicated defender of free markets, traditional values, and individual liberty.

In addition to his legislative committees, Sen. Cornyn is the chairman of the Senate India Caucus, vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs, vice chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, and a member of the Senate Republican Task Force on Health Care Costs and the Uninsured, the Senate Republican High Tech Task Force, Congressional Oversight Group on Trade, and the President’s Export Council.While in the Senate, John Cornyn has received various awards and recognitions, including the 2005 Border Texan of the Year Award; the National Child Support Enforcement Association's Children's Champion Award; the American Farm Bureau Federation's Friend of Farm Bureau Award; the Texas Association of Business's Fighter for Free Enterprise Award; and the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce's (TAMACC) International Leadership Legislative Award; among others.

As Texas Attorney General from 1999-2002, John Cornyn directed many initiatives vital to the interests of Texas families. Cornyn served for six years as a District Court Judge in San Antonio before being elected to the Texas Supreme Court in 1990, where he served for seven years.

John Cornyn was born in Houston on February 2, 1952, the son of John and Gale Cornyn, both native Texans. His father, a B-17 pilot in World War II, served for thirty-one years in the U.S. Air Force and, later, taught at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. A graduate of Trinity University and St. Mary's School of Law, both in San Antonio, John Cornyn also earned a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia Law School in 1995. He was named the St. Mary's Distinguished Law School Graduate in 1994 and a Trinity University Distinguished Alumnus in 2001.

Sen. Cornyn is married to Sandy, his wife of 26 years. They have two daughters.
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Wendi
Posted on: May 6 2006, 07:37 PM


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Moving to Dallas next Sunday.

Selling my fridge, Haier 4.3 Cubic Feet $50 OBO



Camcorder: Sharp Viewcam $50 OBO



Microwave, great for a dorm room, $20



2002 Sony Vaio, Specs can be found
Here. Comes with Wireless keyboard and Mouse and 15" LCD Monitor $400 OBO


AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 11 WHEN MY INTERNET GETS TURNED OFF!

IM me: imaredraider06 if interested. or email: wendi.maher@gmail.com

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