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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ten, Yes, 10 of The Best and Easy, Romantic Seduction Secrets from Keanu Reeves

A Project Keanu Article

Ten, Yes, 10 (Ten) of The Best and Easy, Romantic Seduction Secrets from Keanu Reeves' Performances, And a Few of the "Bad"

by Neale Sourna

1. Ted—“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey: Sweetness and a little goofiness are not a bad thing, dude.

2. Harker—“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”: Good guy, Victorian, romantic hero gentleman decency, personal integrity, high heroics, and respect for her counts, even against “The” Count.

3. Neo—“The Matrix”: Let her in your space, truly listen to her and heed her wise advise, and be there when she needs you to hold her up, or scoop a software virus bullet out of her heart. I don’t know about you, but I know a guy who does that everyday.

4. Jack—“Speed”: Resetting the contemporary standard of the hero, he shares her burdens, his with her and hers by him. And absolutely does not...[more at http://article.projectkeanu.com/ten.shtml]TenBestRomanticSeductionKCR.pdf

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Ving Rhames Wants to 'Set the Record Straight'

Ving Rhames Wants to 'Set the Record Straight'

FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 2007 01:30 PM EDT

Ving Rhames Photo by: Robert Mora / Getty
Ving Rhames Wants to 'Set the Record Straight' | Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames tells PEOPLE that he wants to "set the record straight" about the death of his caretaker Jacob Adams, who was found dead Aug. 3 on the actor's front lawn.

"He was much more than a caretaker," Rhames, 48, says. "He really became a member of the family. He was at my mother's birthdays, my children's birthdays. He was the person I could trust."

Despite widespread reports that Rhames's dogs mauled Adams to death, "My dogs are family dogs," he says. "Jacob didn't have any bites on his face or neck. He had scratches to the middle of his torso as if the dogs were trying to pull him over.

"He had a few bite marks on his arms and legs, but there were only two imprints on the top and two on the bottom meaning the dogs didn't clamp down on him in an aggressive fashion."

Rhames and Adams met about seven years ago on the set of Sins of the Father. "He was my stand in," says Rhames. After about two years of developing a "good friendship" through continued stand in work on Dawn of the Dead and Kojak, Rhames asked Adams to come live with him so he could further his acting career.

"If I was out of town, Jacob would take care of my properties," says the actor, who was filming in Bulgaria when he heard the news. "I was stunned because Jacob knew my dogs. He took care of them. When I found out, I was shocked, especially when I read that they said my dogs mauled him."

The actor says he called Los Angeles police and was told there had been a lack of bites on any fatal areas, but detectives were questioning if the dogs had any part in Adams's death.

Once Rhames returned to L.A., he says he contacted Adams's family in Toronto. About a week later, he says, police and the coroner told Rhames they had ruled out the dogs as well as the heart attack as the cause of death.

"There was such a lack of blood at the scene," Rhames explains. "They think possibly an aneurysm in the brain. They're doing a toxicology report. They will know [the results] in six to eight weeks. Closure for me will be when the coroner says what was the cause of death."

The actor says that coming to terms with his friend's death is "still surrealistic."

Says Rhames: "It's almost like his spirit is still here."

Rhames's dogs have since been released from quarantine and are back at his home. But, they may not stay there long. Rhames says he will probably relocate his dogs to a friend's 12-acre estate in Texas. "God forbid that I'm outside with my dogs and they look at a person and the person wants to sue me."

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Soldier gets 110 years for rape, murder of girl

Soldier gets 110 years for rape, murder of girl
Spielman convicted for not stopping crimes against Iraqi teen, her family

IMAGE: Jesse V. Spielman
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Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman

Updated: 8:50 p.m. ET Aug 4, 2007

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A soldier convicted of rape and murder in an attack on an Iraqi teenager and her family was sentenced Saturday to 110 years in prison.

The sentence was part of a plea agreement attorneys for Pfc. Jesse Spielman had made with prosecutors that set the number of years he could serve in prison, regardless of the jury's recommendation.

The jury had recommended life with parole, a sentence under which he would have to wait longer for the possibility of parole. He will be eligible for parole after 10 years.

Spielman was convicted late Friday of rape, conspiracy to commit rape, housebreaking with intent to rape and four counts of felony murder.

Military prosecutors did not say Spielman took part in the rape or murders but alleged that he went to the house knowing what the others intended to do and served as a lookout.

Spielman, 23, of Chambersburg, Pa., received the longest sentence of four soldiers who have been convicted. Three other soldiers pleaded guilty under agreements with prosecutors for their roles in the assault and were given sentences ranging from five to 100 years.

Spielman's grandmother, Nancy Hess, collapsed outside the courtroom after the verdict was read; prosecutor Maj. William Fischbach ran to her side and called 911. Soldiers in Spielman's unit fanned the woman with napkins.

Spielman's sister, Paige Gerlach, screamed: "I hate the government. You people put him (in Iraq) and now, this happened."

Defense attorneys left immediately after the verdict was returned and could not be reached for comment.

Spielman had pleaded guilty on Monday to lesser charges of conspiracy to obstructing justice, arson, wrongfully touching a corpse and drinking. The 110-year sentence encompasses those crimes, too.

The case stemmed from the March 12, 2006, rape and slaying of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, 14, and the killings of her parents and sister. The attack took place in Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad.

One soldier recants story
Prosecutors rested their case Thursday amid struggles to overcome a fellow soldier's recanting of a story that Spielman acted as a lookout.

Spc. James Barker said in earlier testimony that he had allowed investigators to draft sworn statements for him that implicated Spielman.

Barker testified Wednesday that several portions of the document were untrue, including references to Spielman's role in the conspiracy to attack the family and his knowledge of plans to rape the girl.

But Sgt. Paul E. Cortez testified that Spielman stood guard. Cortez said Spielman was within a few feet of the others as they held down the screaming girl and did nothing to stop them.

Barker, Cortez and another soldier, Pfc. Bryan L. Howard, pleaded guilty for their roles.

Steven D. Green, who was discharged from the Army before being charged, faces a possible death sentence when he is tried in federal court in Kentucky. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that include murder and sexual assault.

Barker and Cortez gave investigators conflicting statements about whether Spielman knew of the plan to rape the girl and whether he was present when they discussed it over whiskey and gin, according to testimony.

During their courts-martial, Barker and Cortez testified they took turns raping the girl while Green shot and killed her mother, father and younger sister. Green shot the girl in the head after raping her, they said.

The girl's body was set on fire with kerosene to destroy the evidence, according to previous testimony.

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US soldier admits murdering girl

US soldier admits murdering girl

A second US soldier's plea of guilty to the gang rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her and her family has been accepted by a judge.

Sgt Paul Cortez admitted four murders, rape and conspiracy to rape. His plea means he will avoid the death penalty.

In November, Specialist James Barker, 24, admitted rape and murder over the killings and was jailed for 90 years.

Cortez broke down as he confessed to raping the girl as her parents and sister were shot dead in another room.

The case is one of several in which US troops are accused of killing Iraqis.

According to the plea agreement, Cortez admitted conspiring with three other soldiers, Private First Class Jesse Spielman, Specialist Barker and Steven Green, a now discharged soldier, to rape Abeer Qassim al-Janabi.

Card game

Pte Spielman and another man, Bryan Howard, are awaiting court martial on charges related to the attack.

Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead
Sgt Paul Cortez

Mr Green is being tried as a civilian because he was discharged from the army before his superiors knew of his suspected involvement. He denies the charges against him.

All five belonged to the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, which is also where the hearing took place.

In court, Cortez admitted the plan was hatched as they played cards and that the girl had been targeted because there was only one male in her house, making it an easy target.

Family murdered

He said: "During the time me and Barker were raping Abeer, I heard five or six gunshots that came from the bedroom.

"After Barker was done, Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead."

Cortez added: "Green then placed himself between Abeer's legs to rape her. When Green was finished, he stood up and shot Abeer in the head two or three times."

The entire crime took about five minutes and the girl knew her parents and sister had been shot while she was being raped, the hearing heard.

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Published: 2007/02/22 16:22:48 GMT


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