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Friday, October 29, 2010

Cleveland's Franklin Castle named one of the most haunted homes in the United States

Colleen Seitz, NewsNet5/WEWS-TV

It's been known to be the most haunted house in Ohio and now MSNBC.com has given Cleveland's Franklin Castle a new distinction -- one of the top-10 most haunted homes in the United States.

The 9,000-square-foot home on Franklin Avenue on the city's west side was built in 1864 by German-born banker Hannes Tiedemann. He spared no expense building the 28-room, 80-window castle with a ballroom, spiral staircases and secret passages.

"Finally, a haunted home that really looks haunted," notes MSNBC.com. "Complete with a tower, turrets, balconies, stone outcroppings, gargoyles, wrought-iron fixtures and fences, this imposing, Gothic-style Franklin Castle is said to be Ohio's most haunted home."

There have been several mysterious deaths in the home over the years. And there have been numerous sightings and sounds of ghosts. Footsteps, babies crying and doors slamming have been heard.

NewsNet5.com has put together pictures from a visit inside the Franklin Castle. Take a tour and learn more about the history and ghosts in this real haunted house. Click here for the photogallery .

The castle is currently owned by a woman who hoped to turn into a bed and breakfast, but a fire in 1999 halted her plans. MSNBC.com says that there are rumors that Franklin Castle will be on the market soon.

You can read more about the most haunted homes in the country at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39745803/ns/business-real_estate/


I traveled by there for two weeks once, while job training and hadn't paid the place any serious attention, until I had nightmares the entire first week--no, not because of the job training--before realizing I must be zipping past the Franklin castle and a derelict's half-way house beside it. I hadn't even known exactly where it was, because I'd always thought Franklin was the owner not the street. Either way...Ick.

--Neale Sourna

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Spectacular unknown species found in Amazon by Karl Malakunas

NAGOYA, Japan (AFP) – Spectacular species previously unknown to the outside world are being discovered in the Amazon rainforest at a rate of one every three days, environment group WWF said in a report published Tuesday.

An anaconda as long as a limousine, a giant catfish that eats monkeys, a blue fanged spider and poisoned dart frogs are among the 1,220 animals and plants to have been found from 1999 to 2009, according to the study.

More info and photos

The report was released on the sidelines of a United Nations summit in Japan that is being held to try to stem the mass extinction of species around the world, and the WWF said it highlighted why protecting the Amazon was so vital.

"This report clearly shows the incredible, amazing diversity of life in the Amazon," Francisco Ruiz, head of WWF's Living Amazon Initiative, told reporters at the launch.

"(But) this incredible region is under pressure because of the human presence. The landscape is being very quickly transformed."

Logging and clearing for agriculture uses such as cattle farming and palm oil plantations have led to 17 percent of the Amazon -- an area twice the size of Spain -- being destroyed over the past 50 years, according to the WWF.

The WWF compiled the findings reported by scientists over the 10-year period to highlight the extent of biodiversity loss that may be occurring without humans even knowing while the Amazon is being cleared.

"It serves as a reminder of how much we still have to learn about this unique region, and what we could lose if we don't change the way we think about development," Ruiz said.

One of the most amazing discoveries was a four-metre (13-foot) anaconda in the flood plains of Bolivia's Pando province in 2002.

[Photos: See more new species discovered in Papua New Guinea]

It was the first new anaconda species identified since 1936, and became only the fourth known type of that reptile, according to the WWF.

There were a total of 55 reptile species discovered, with others including two members of Elapidae -- the most venomous snake family in the world that includes cobras and taipans.

A kaleidoscope of different coloured frogs were also found, including 24 of the famed poison dart variety and one that was translucent.

Among the 257 types of fish discovered in the rivers and lakes of the Amazon was a "goliath" catfish.

One of them found in Venezuela measured nearly 1.5 metres long and weighed 32 kilogrammes (over 70 pounds).

Although the "goliath" catfish normally exists on a diet of other fish, some of them have been caught with parts of monkeys in their stomachs, according to the WWF.

Another extraordinary species of catfish that was discovered in the Brazilian state of Rondonia was extremely small, blind and red.

Villagers found the fish when they accidentally trapped them in buckets after hauling up water from a well.

At least 500 spiders were also discovered, including one that was completely brown except for a pair of almost fluorescent blue fangs.

Thirty-nine new mammals were also found, including a pink river dolphin, seven types of monkey and two porcupines.

Among the 637 new plant species discovered were sunflowers, ivy, lilies, a variety of pineapple and a custard apple.

The Amazon is home to at least 40,000 plant species, and the WWF described the scale of diversity in some areas as "mind boggling".

It said 1,000 plant species were documented in one hectare (2.5 acres) of lowland rainforest in Ecuador, while 3,000 were found in a 24-hectare region of the Colombian section of the Amazon.

As part of efforts to save the Amazon, the Brazilian government has worked with the WWF, the World Bank and other groups to establish protected areas of rainforest covering 32 million hectares over the past six years.

The WWF said the protection efforts, in which foreign governments and organisations provide some of the finance to help run the projects, should serve as a model for the world in how to save rainforests.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A client's nonpayment is your gain.

Here's the first three (3) of five (5) short adult fiction titles I did for a client, who hasn't paid, so I'm publishing them to my sight as additive new title content. One day I'll expand them and print/ebook publish them.

NEW! The Freelancer

Annie’s new temp, Ryan, with the fascinating ass, is great at his job, on his first day, but he’s driving her to distraction. She can’t get anything done.

When Annie works late and alone, to catch up on work, gorgeous Ryan returns in order to show her what he’s really freelancing in. 1000 words

NEW! Rough-Me Dot Com

Dot com queen, Lara, runs an internet site for rough sex. Her own boring romantic life has her observing the online site communications of a client, named Will. She makes contact with him, as Dennie, one of her aliases, who "works for her."

When he decides he wants to meet "Dennie" in person, Lara puts herself in the perilous position, because rough stud Will make break her company, break her, and bust her cunt to pieces. 1000 words

NEW! Tango With Me

Elaine left Cleveland for Buenos Aires, Argentina the home of sultry Argentine Tango to learn from the best—a man, named “K,” she’s only seen in shadow and smoke in a documentary.

He’s not the man on the screen, a fiction; this is a living, dangerous man of sensuality, and a bit of cruelty. So is the Tango he teaches her, until she’s ready and had enough of fiction and the push and shove of dance, to find herself exposed before all and doing the “Horizontal Mambo” upright. 998 words

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Sesame Street" Teaches Self-Esteem

ABC News

A new "Sesame Street" character teaches kids about becoming self-confident--a brown-skinned Muppet girl with tight, curly hair. "I Love My Hair."

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Monday, October 04, 2010

American Auto Brands--Murdered, Dying, and the Dead

2011 Automotive Hot List: The Departed...
For better or for worse, these American brands have left the building.

By the R&T Staff
Canceled Cars: The Departed

If there’s one constant in this world, it’s this: We live in a world of constant flux. In the automotive world, however, we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing the same group of manufacturers introduce new models each year. You know the names. But for the 2011 model year—thanks largely to the huge economic downturn that began in late 2008—four well-known American nameplates have gone the way of the Edsel, so to speak.

Of these four, the Hummer brand was the most short-lived. The original Hummer H1 (or Hum-Vee) was a celebrity of the Persian Gulf War. In 2002 came a smaller and (slightly) more manageable version, the Hummer H2. Exactly what made suburbanites decide they needed a four-wheeled facsimile of a machine-gun toting, troop-hauling war machine parked in their driveway is best left to future generations to explain.

Perhaps the super-sized and fuel-guzzling excess of the Hummer brand will someday look as quaint as towering tail fins from the late-1950s? Or perhaps not.

Pontiac and Mercury always maintained a far more balanced product portfolio during their much longer life-spans. Founded in 1939, Pontiac was introduced as a companion make to prop up sales at GM’s Oakland division. Pontiac immediately outsold, and eventually far outlived, its parent brand. Oakland faded away in 1931.

Pontiac’s historical highlights include the 1964 Pontiac GTO (the car that defined the muscle-car era) and the Firebird sports coupe.

Mercury was introduced in 1939, not to boost another brand’s sales, but to fill the price gap that had emerged between Ford and its upscale sibling, Lincoln. Cars like the 1949 Mercury Coupe driven by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause all but guarantees the brand immortality – even if the nameplate itself has finally driven into the sunset.

Years of bad engineering eventually dissolved Mercury’s identity, squeezing the brand out of the Ford Motor Company family tree.

Perhaps the biggest surprise – at least in terms of positive automotive karma – is the loss of Saturn. Created by GM to take the fight to imports, Saturn was marketed as “a different kind of car company,” thanks to a lineup of fuel-sipping small cars and no-haggle pricing policy.

If only the cars lived up to the feel good dealership experience. A lack of development and new models left Saturn spinning out of orbit. A last ditch effort to market vehicles built by GM’s German-based Opel division as Saturns proved too little too late.

1. Pontiac

In theory, it was GM’s performance brand. We’ll miss cars like the G8, GTO and Solstice GXP; we wish we could erase the Aztek from our memory (as did Pontiac, no doubt).

2. Mercury

Founded in 1939 by Henry Ford’s son, Edsel, Mercury most recently served as an example of poor badge engineering.

3. Saturn

Originally known for its plastic-bodied cars and “no-haggle” dealer model; severely held back by a lack of new and unique product.

4. Hummer

Thrust into pop culture by a muscle-bound Austrian-born actor/governor, these off-road-biased trucks proved far too bulky and inefficient for the times.

Autos Departing

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Stephen J. Cannell dies at 69; TV writer, producer [TV God]

Stephen J. Cannell dies at 69; TV writer, producer

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By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Story posted 2010.10.02 at 09:17 AM PDT

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Stephen J. Cannell, the prolific television writer and producer who co-created "The Rockford Files" and "The A-Team" and later became a bestselling novelist, has died. He was 69.

Cannell died Thursday evening of complications associated with melanoma at his home in Pasadena, his family said.

In a career that began in the late 1960s when he sold his first TV script and took off as he soon became the hottest young writer on the Universal lot, Cannell created or co-created more than 40 TV shows, including "Baa Baa Black Sheep," "Baretta," "The Greatest American Hero" and "21 Jump Street."

Cannell, who formed his own independent production company in 1979, wrote more than 450 TV episodes and produced or executive-produced more than 1,500 episodes.

"He was one of the masters of good, old-fashioned generic television," said Robert Thompson, a professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University and author of the 1990 book "Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell."

"He did detective shows, he did adventure- dramas, he did fantasies," Thompson said. "He wasn't one of these guys who did, like, 'The Sopranos.' He was a meat-and-potatoes producer, writer and creator of television shows. And he did meat and potatoes really, really well."

"'The Rockford Files," the 1974-80 detective series co-created by Roy Huggins and starring James Garner, "was kind of a standard, formulaic detective genre show, but it was brilliantly executed. And Cannell could write state-of-the-art dialogue like few others of his time," Thompson said.

In 1978, he shared an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series for "The Rockford Files."

From writing "this really great dialogue" on "The Rockford Files," Thompson said, "he'd go on to form his company and do a show like 'The A Team,' this kind of goofy, fantasy Lone Ranger-like program. But once again, in Cannell's hands, it became a huge hit. It was delightfully funny to watch."

David Chase, who wrote and produced for "The Rockford Files" and later created "The Sopranos," recalled Friday that Cannell's characters displayed "weaknesses — they were fallible human beings. That was the beginning of viewers seeing a TV protagonist as someone like themselves."

Early on, Cannell developed a reputation for being extraordinarily prolific.

Indeed, in the spring of 1986, he had six hourlong shows on in primetime: "The A-Team," "Hunter," "Stingray," "Riptide," "The Last Precinct" on NBC and "Hardcastle & McCormick" on ABC.

Former NBC executive Warren Littlefield said the Cannell touch gave NBC a huge boost in the '80s.

"He understood what I'd call the vitamins and minerals of what the audience needed," Littlefield told The Times on Friday. "The daily grind of life can be so difficult for lots of people, and his shows would let you forget all that for an hour and just enjoy the thrill of the adventure."

Veteran producer Steven Bochco, who had been friends and colleagues with Cannell since the early '70s, recalled that every young writer on the Universal lot would stop by Cannell's office to read scripts from "The Rockford Files."

"They were so smart and so funny, and he was just knocking them out one after the other," Bochco told The Times on Friday. "He was not a cookie-cutter writer — he was completely original."

Saying Cannell had "boundless imagination" and was a master craftsman "who always did his homework," Bochco added: "As gifted and talented as he was, we all loved him because he was just one of the dearest people alive."

Since his first novel, "The Plan," was published in 1995, Cannell wrote 15 other novels, including the Shane Scully crime series.

Cannell's prolific output as a writer came despite having dyslexia, a reading disorder that caused him to flunk three grades before he finished high school.

He told the Birmingham News in 2004 that he didn't know he had dyslexia until he was in his mid-30s when he took one of his daughters to have her tested for dyslexia.

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By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
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"For me, it was, 'OK, now I get it, now I understand,'" he said. "But I think it's been helpful to my whole writing process.

"It has absolutely freed me up from that curse of trying to be brilliant because it's really deepened my psyche. I don't take myself very seriously because of my early learning problems."

Cannell, who was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Los Angeles, always loved writing and dreamed of becoming a novelist as a teenager — even when he was flunking English in high school.

A turning point came for him in the early '60s when his creative writing teacher at the University of Oregon took him aside.

"He said, 'Look, it doesn't matter at all to me whether you can spell or not. As long as I can read it, that's all I require," Cannell recalled in a 1999 interview with the Dayton Daily News. "The feedback I got was so encouraging.

"After I left college — I did graduate despite my problems — he said, 'You should never quit this,' and I took him at his word."

While driving a truck for his father's successful home-decorating business, Cannell began writing TV scripts at night and on the weekends.

A script he sold for "Adam-12" led to a job as story editor on the series. After "Adam-12," he continued working on numerous series at Universal.

"I went through this period where I was the new genius," Cannell recalled in a 1997 interview with The Times. "I mean people were carrying me around the lot on a litter. I actually heard the words 'Stephen Cannell' and 'brilliant' used in the same sentence.

"When you've been the stupidest kid in class, that's a pretty appealing thing to hear."

He is survived by Marcia, his wife of 46 years; his children, Tawnia McKiernan, Chelsea and Cody; a sister, Lyn Neel; and three grandchildren.


Correspondent T. L. Stanley contributed to this report.

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Writer (64 titles)
2010 The A-Team
(television series "The A-Team")

2009 The Greatest American Hero: The Fan Series (short)
(based on characters created for the screen by)

2006 The Tooth Fairy (video)

2005 It Waits

2003 Hunter: Back in Force (TV movie)

2002 Hunter: Return to Justice (TV movie)

2002 Dead Above Ground

1999 The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (TV movie)

1991-1999 Silk Stalkings (TV series)
(176 episodes)
– Noir: Part 1 (1999) … (creator)
– Noir: Part 2 (1999) … (creator)
– Dream Weavers (1999) … (creator)
– A Clockwork Florida Orange (1999) … (creator)
– Where and When (1999) … (creator)
See all 176 episodes »

1997 Hawaii-Five O (TV movie)

1992-1997 Renegade (TV series)
(59 episodes)
– Blood Hunt (1997) … (creator)
– Sex, Lies and Activewear (1997) … (creator)
– Knock Out (1997) … (creator)
– SWM Seeks Vctm (1997) … (creator)
– Top Ten with a Bullet (1997) … (creator)
See all 59 episodes »

1996 Wiseguy (TV movie)

1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (TV movie)

1991-1996 The Commish (TV series)
(92 episodes)
– Redemption (1996) … (creator)
– Father Image: Part 2 (1995) … (creator)
– Father Image: Part 1 (1995) … (creator)
– In the Shadows of the Gallows (1995) … (creator)
– Off Broadway: Part 2 (1995) … (creator)
See all 92 episodes »

1995 The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (TV movie)

1995 Marker (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Snowballs in Hawaii (1995) … (written by)

1994 Greyhounds (TV movie)
(screenplay) (story)

1993-1994 Cobra (TV series)
(22 episodes)
– Aces and Eights (1994) … (creator)
– Precious (1994) … (creator)
– Lorinda (1994) … (creator)
– Haunted Lives (1994) … (creator)
– A Few Dead Men (1994) … (creator)
See all 22 episodes »

1994 Traps (TV series)
(1 episode)
– The 24/24 Hour Rule (1994) … (written by)

1991 Palace Guard (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Pilot (1991) … (writer)

1987-1991 21 Jump Street (TV series)
(102 episodes)
– Second Chances (1991) … (creator)
– Homegirls (1991) … (creator)
– Bad Day at Blackburn (1991) … (creator)
– Wasted (1991) … (creator)
– Crossfire (1991) … (creator)
See all 102 episodes »

1991 The Great Pretender (TV movie)
(written by)

1991 Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Pilot (1991) … (writer)

1990 Broken Badges (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Chucky (1990) … (creator) (written by)

1987-1990 Wiseguy (TV series)
(74 episodes)
– Witness Protection for the Archangel Lucifer (1990) … (creator)
– La Mina (1990) … (creator)
– The Gift (1990) … (creator)
– Black Gold (1990) … (creator)
– Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Part 1 (1990) … (creator)
See all 74 episodes »

1989 Booker (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Raising Arrizola (1989) … (co-creator)

Unsub (TV series)

J.J. Starbuck (TV series)

1986-1987 Stingray (TV series)
(8 episodes)
– Cry Wolf (1987) … (writer)
– The Second Finest Man Who Ever Lived (1987) … (creator)
– Bring Me the Hand That Hit Me (1987) … (creator) (writer)
– The Greeter (1987) … (creator) (writer)
– That Terrible Swift Sword (1986) … (creator)
See all 8 episodes »

1983-1987 The A-Team (TV series)
(97 episodes)
– Without Reservations (1987) … (creator)
– The Grey Team (1986) … (creator)
– The Spy Who Mugged Me (1986) … (creator)
– The Crystal Skull (1986) … (creator)
– Point of No Return (1986) … (creator)
See all 97 episodes »

1985-1986 Riptide (TV series)
(3 episodes)
– Smiles We Left Behind (1986) … (creator)
– The Bargain Department (1985) … (creator) (writer)
– Thirty-Six Hours 'til Dawn (1985) … (creator)

1983-1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV series)
(9 episodes)
– Games People Play (1985) … (creator)
– The Career Breaker (1985) … (written by)
– The Birthday Present (1985) … (written by)
– The Long Ago Girl (1985) … (written by)
– One of the Girls from Accounting (1984) … (written by)
See all 9 episodes »

1985 Stingray (TV movie)
(creator) (written by)

1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV movie)

1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Catfight (1984) … (written by)

1984 Hunter (TV series)
(2 episodes)
– The Hot Grounder (1984) … (writer)
– Hard Contract (1984) … (writer)

1983 The Rousters (TV series)
(1 episode)
– The Rousters (1983) … (creator) (writer)

1983 The Rousters (TV movie)
(creator) (writer)

1981-1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV series)
(36 episodes)
– Live at Eleven (1983) … (creator)
– Desperado (1983) … (writer)
– The Greatest American Heroine (1983) … (creator)
– Vanity, Says the Preacher (1983) … (creator)
– This Is the One the Suit Was Meant For (1982) … (creator)
See all 36 episodes »

1980 Nightside (TV movie)

1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV series)
(8 episodes)
– This One's Gonna Kill Ya (1980) … (creator) (written by)
– The Millionaire's Life (1980) … (writer)
– Savage Says: There's No Free Lunch (1980) … (creator)
– Pilot (1980) … (written by)
– Loose Larry's List of Losers (1980) … (creator)
See all 8 episodes »

1980 Stone (TV series)
(3 episodes)
– What Do You People Want from Me? (1980) … (writer)
– Just a Little Blow Between Friends (1980) … (writer)
– Case Number HM-89428, Homicide (1980) … (writer)

1974-1980 The Rockford Files (TV series)
(122 episodes)
– Deadlock in Parma (1980) … (creator)
– Just a Coupla Guys (1979) … (creator)
– The Big Cheese (1979) … (creator)
– No-Fault Affair (1979) … (creator)
– The Hawaiian Headache (1979) … (creator) (writer)
See all 122 episodes »

1979 The Duke (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Nothing 'Cept Noise (1979) … (written by)

1979 The Night Rider (TV movie)

1979 Stone (TV movie)
(screenplay) (story)

1979 The Chinese Typewriter (TV movie)

1978 The Jordan Chance (TV movie)
(screenplay) (story)

1975-1978 Baretta (TV series)
(82 episodes)
– The Bundle (1978) … (creator)
– The Snake Chaser (1978) … (creator)
– The Dream (1978) … (creator)
– Barney (1978) … (creator)
– The Gadjo (1978) … (creator)
See all 82 episodes »

1978 The Gypsy Warriors
(written by)

1976-1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV series)
(26 episodes)
– Fighting Angels (1978) … (writer)
– Forbidden Fruit (1978) … (writer)
– The 200 Pound Gorilla (1977) … (writer)
– The Fastest Gun (1977) … (creator)
– Last One for Hutch (1977) … (creator)
See all 26 episodes »

1978 Dr. Scorpion (TV movie)

1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours (TV movie)

1976 Scott Free (TV movie)

1976 City of Angels (TV series)
(4 episodes)
– The Castle of Dreams (1976) … (writer)
– The November Plan: Part 3 (1976) … (writer)
– The November Plan: Part 2 (1976) … (writer)
– The November Plan: Part 1 (1976) … (writer)

1976 The November Plan (TV movie)

1975 Switch (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Death by Resurrection (1975) … (teleplay)

1973-1974 Toma (TV series)
(5 episodes)
– The Contract on Alex Cordeen (1974) … (teleplay)
– Frame-Up (1973) … (writer)
– The Cain Connection (1973) … (teleplay)
– Crime Without Victim (1973) … (teleplay)
– The Oberon Contract (1973) … (teleplay)

1973 Columbo (TV series)
(1 episode)
– Double Exposure (1973) … (written by)

Chase (TV series)

1973 Chase (TV movie)

1971-1973 Adam-12 (TV series)
(15 episodes)
– Killing Ground (1973) … (written by)
– Clear with a Civilian: Part 2 (1973) … (written by)
– Clear with a Civilian: Part 1 (1973) … (written by)
– The Surprise (1972) … (written by)
– Badge Heavy (1972) … (writer)
See all 15 episodes »

The D.A. (TV series)

1970-1971 Ironside (TV series)
(2 episodes)
– The Riddle in Room Six (1971) … (writer) (as Stephen Cannell)
– This Could Blow Your Mind (1970) … (story) (as Stephen Cannell) (teleplay) (as Stephen Cannell)

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2012 21 Jump Street (producer) (announced)

2010 The A-Team (producer)

2008 The Poker House (producer)

2007 24/24 Rule (TV movie) (executive producer)

2006 Left in Darkness (video) (producer)

2006 The Tooth Fairy (video) (producer)

2006 The Garden (producer)

2005 It Waits (producer)

2005 Demon Hunter (producer)

Hunter (TV series)

2003 Hunter: Back in Force (TV movie) (executive producer)

2002 Hunter: Return to Justice (TV movie) (executive producer)

2002 Dead Above Ground (producer)

2002 Bad Boy (producer)

1997 The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (TV movie) (supervising producer)

1996-1997 Profit (TV series) (executive producer, producer)
(8 episodes)
– Forgiveness (1997)
– Security (1997)
– Chinese Box (1997)
– Cupid (1997)
– Healing (1996)
See all 8 episodes »

1997 Hawaii-Five O (TV movie) (executive producer)

1996 Them (TV movie) (executive producer)

1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV movie) (supervising producer)

1996 Two (TV series) (executive producer)
(1 episode)
– Pilot (1996)

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1996 Wiseguy (TV movie) (executive producer)

1991-1996 The Commish (TV series) (executive producer)
(83 episodes)
– Redemption (1996)
– Father Image: Part 1 (1995)
– In the Shadows of the Gallows (1995)
– Off Broadway: Part 2 (1995)
– Off Broadway: Part 1 (1995)
See all 83 episodes »

1995 A Child Is Missing (TV movie) (executive producer)

1995 The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (TV movie) (supervising producer)

1995 The Return of Hunter (TV movie) (executive producer)

Marker (TV series)

1995 Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou (TV movie) (executive producer)

1995 Two (TV movie) (executive producer)

1993-1994 Missing Persons (TV series) (executive producer)
(17 episodes)
– What Do You Want... A Signed Confession? (1994)
– Tell Me You Didn't Do It... I'll Go to the Wall for You (1994)
– All They Had to Do Was Ask... (1994)
– My Beautiful Son Is O.K... (1994)
– I've Got a Siren!... (1994)
See all 17 episodes »

Cobra (TV series)

1993 The Hat Squad (TV series) (executive producer)
(1 episode)
– Dead Man Walking (1993)

Renegade (TV series)

Silk Stalkings (TV series)

Palace Guard (TV series)

1991 The Great Pretender (TV movie) (executive producer)

Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV series)

The Belles of Bleeker Street (TV series)

Street Justice (TV series)

1990 Broken Badges (TV series) (executive producer)
(1 episode)
– Chucky (1990)

1989 21 Jump Street (TV series) (executive producer)
(1 episode)
– Old Haunts in a New Age (1989) … (uncredited)

Booker (TV series)

Unsub (TV series)

1988 Scandals (TV movie) (executive producer)

1988 Sonny Spoon (TV series) (producer)
(1 episode)
– Semper Fi (1988)

1987 Wiseguy (TV series) (executive producer)
(2 episodes)
– Last Rites for Lucci (1987)
– Pilot (1987)

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1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV series) (executive producer)
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1976 Baretta (TV series) (executive producer)
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1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours (TV movie) (executive producer)

1976 Scott Free (TV movie) (executive producer)

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U.S. apologizes to Guatemalans for secret STD experiments By Brett Michael Dykes

By Brett Michael Dykes

U.S. scientific researchers infected hundreds of Guatemalan mental patients with sexually transmitted diseases from 1946 to 1948 -- a practice that only came recently to light thanks to the work of an academic researcher. On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a formal apology to the Central American nation, and to Guatemalan residents of the United States.

"Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible [hidden, secret] research could have occurred under the guise of public health," said Clinton and Sebelius in a joint statement. "We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices."

The discovery of the long-ago experiments stems from another, far better known episode of federal tampering with test subjects to study sexually transmitted diseases: the long-running "Tuskegee experiment," studying 399 poor black men from Macon County, Ala., who had been diagnosed with syphilis but never informed of their condition. Federal scientists simply told the men they had "bad blood" and researchers compiled a four-decades-long study monitoring "untreated syphilis in the male Negro." Researchers never treated the illness over its usually fatal course, even after the simple remedy of penicillin was shown to be an effective syphilis treatment; participants received only free meals and medical exams, together with federal funding of their funeral expenses after they died. The study began in 1932, continuing right through to 1972, when it was exposed in media reports.

One of the better-known experts on the Tuskegee scandal is Susan Reverby, a professor of women's and gender studies at Wellesley College who has published two books on the subject. As she was researching her most recent book, Reverby learned of the Guatemalan project, in which researchers from the U.S. Public Health Service conducted experiments on 696 male and female patients housed at Guatemala's National Mental Health Hospital. The scientists injected the patients with gonorrhea and syphilis -- and even encouraged many of them to pass the disease on to others.

"It was done in conjunction with the Guatemalan government," Reverby told The Upshot in a phone interview Friday morning. "They had permission from the Guatemalan government."

Reverby explained that she learned of the Guatemala study purely by accident.

[Related: Japan offers big apology to South Korea]

"I was in the archives of the University of Pittsburgh looking at the papers of the surgeon general at the time," Reverby said. "And the papers there were also the papers of a man named John Cutler, who had also been involved in the Tuskegee study. When I opened the boxes of the Cutler papers, there was nothing in it about Tuskegee, but there was everything about this Guatemala study."

Reverby -- who was instrumental in getting former President Bill Clinton to offer an apology for the Tuskegee experiment in 1997 -- told us that she informed Dr. David Sencer, the former head of the Centers for Disease Control; Sencer then passed the discovery up the chain of command in the U.S. government.

"As with many of these things, it was just pure serendipity," Reverby said. "I was the right person in the right place at the right time."

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