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In the News (Thu 20 Jun 19)

  
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Blaine has encased himself in ice for sixty-one hours, stood on a platform 22 inches in diameter and 109 feet high for two days and two nights, and buried himself in a plexiglass ‘coffin’ for seven days, consuming only four tablespoons of water a day.
There are thus two David Blaines, as there are two sides of magic; one in continuity with modernity and sharing the root impulses that also drive mathematics and science, the other in some kind of opposition to the essentially rational conception of the world that is the result and progenitor of mathematical and scientific inquiry.
Only, Blaine has dispensed, in his challenges, with the normal trappings of magic altogether and thus with the element of irony that is necessary for Penn and Teller’s act.
www.fluxfactory.org /otr/meisblaine.htm   (2072 words)

  
 David Blaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blaine appeared to survive his without injury and attempted to talk to However he was promptly taken to hospital medical checks.
Blaine stood on of one of the capsules of the London Eye whilst the giant wheel carried out full revolution.
Dr Adam Carey who performed a examination of Blaine before he entered the said that the taste was produced by ketones produced by the body burning fatty acids which are themselves produced from fat reserves via glycerol.
www.freeglossary.com /David_Blaine   (1471 words)

  
 Blaine, James Gillespie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Blaine, leader of the “Half-Breed” Republicans, who were against corrupt patronage practices, was widely considered the logical Republican choice for President in 1876.
Blaine privately secured possession of the famous “Mulligan letters,” which had been named as proof, before they could be placed on record, and he never surrendered them.
Blaine hoped to increase commercial relations among American nations by reciprocal tariff treaties, and although the McKinley Tariff Act prevented this, his idea of tariff “reciprocity” gained some credence.
www.bartleby.com /65/bl/Blaine-J.html   (591 words)

  
 David Blaine
David Blaine (April 4, 1973 -) is an American illusionist and stunt performer[?] born in Brooklyn, New York City.
He made his a name as a performer of close-up magic, usually working on the streets.
His act includes a variation of the Balducci levitation illusion.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/da/David_Blaine.html   (135 words)

  
 CNN.com - Doctors feed Blaine after stunt - Oct. 20, 2003
Blaine was recovering in a private hospital in the British capital Monday where medics were giving him a nutritional drink packed with high levels of vitamins, his spokesman said.
Blaine had a sleepless first night out of his box suffering stomach cramps, according to gastroenterologist Professor Powell-Tuck, who is responsible for his care at the London Independent Hospital.
Blaine will be required to remain in hospital, or to determine any long-term effect, though Mr.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/10/20/britain.blaine/index.html   (532 words)

  
 CNN.com - Tears as Blaine leaves London box - Oct. 19, 2003
Blaine was immediately attended to by paramedics before he was taken to a private hospital.
Illusionist David Blaine is in a hospital after ending his 44 days suspended in a box over the River Thames in London with only water for sustenance.
Blaine smiled as his transparent box was lowered to the riverbank by Tower Bridge on Sunday night.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/10/19/blaine.release/index.html   (496 words)

  
 Movie News - David Blaine's spinning stunt
Once the spinning does stop, Blaine will have until Friday morning, a full 16 hours, to attempt to escape the chains and shackles that secure his hands and feet to the gyroscope and, if successful, Blaine will lead 100 children selected by the Salvation Army on a shopping spree at Target.
Blaine was quoted by MSNBC as admitting, "This challenge is close to my heart," as David credits the Salvation Army with prviding him clothing as he grew up.
With that in mind, David Blaine was locked in a spread eagle position into the gyroscope, consisting of three spinning steel rings said to be able to spin Blaine in assorted directions at the rate of up to eight times per minute.
www.actressarchives.com /news.php?id=2941   (509 words)

  
 MagicianSchool.com | David Blaine | Biography
Blaine however has no competitors yet in terms of his marketability and financial success and his stature is such that he will likely continue being credited for being a pioneer in mixing magic with live or performance art.
On May 1, 2006, Blaine was submerged in an 8 foot (2.4 m) diameter, water-filled sphere (isotonic saline, 0.9% salt) in front of the Lincoln Center in New York for a planned seven days and seven nights, using tubes for air and nutrition.
Blaine has announced that he will be living alone with animals in a jungle; however, the date, location, or duration of the stunt has not been announced yet.
www.magicianschool.com /biographydetail.php?id=5   (1394 words)

  
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While Blaine insists that water was his only nourishment during the fast, critics of the stunt have remained skeptical.
Attempts to thwart Blaine's mission included one man climbing a tower to disrupt his water supply, and other spectators pelting the transparent prison with eggs and dangling food in front of the showman.
David Blaine’s poor physical and psychological condition was exacerbated at the weekend by lack of sleep.
www.lycos.com /info/david-blaine.html   (660 words)

  
 BYB - Bios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blaine's music includes sounds and influences from the likes of Mellencamp, Buffet, Garth, Waylon, and Pat Green (a little bit a country and a little bit of rock and roll).
Exploring new original material and growing everyday as a singer/songwriter with his new found band, Blaine and The Blaine Younger Band will be the original act to watch throughout Kansas and beyond in the next year.
Rex brings to The Blaine Younger Band a wealth of experience and knowledge of the music trade and a unique style of playing, all of which he attributes to the people he has worked with over the years.
www.blaineyounger.com /bio.aspx   (486 words)

  
 CNN.com - Never again, Blaine tells CNN - Oct. 14, 2003
Blaine is coming towards the end of his 44-day stunt.
And Blaine denied that the stunt was an illusion.
Blaine fattened himself up to more than 205 pounds before entering the box and hoped to survive on his own body fat.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/10/13/uk.blaine   (518 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on David Blaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blaine was lifted by crane onto a 80 feet high pillar in Bryant Park, New York.
Blaine appeared to be without safety harnesses and had no safety nets underneath him for almost the duration of the stunt.
Adam Carey, who performed a medical examination of Blaine before he entered the box, said that the taste was produced by ketones produced by the body burning fatty acids, which are themselves produced from fat reserves via glycerol.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/david_blaine   (1863 words)

  
 Municipal Bond Participants - Underwriter's Counsel
Blaine, as the engagement partner, was primarily responsible for the audit of these financial statements.
Specifically, although Blaine was aware of the commingling of nursing home revenues in the Dixon account and that, in many instances, individual nursing home expenses exceeded revenues, a complete disclosure was not made.
Blaine was also aware that First Humanics had failed to make the required payments to replenish at least one of the funds.
www.sec.gov /info/municipal/mbonds/uc.htm   (8219 words)

  
 Blaine mail carrier dies in horseback riding accident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Fueled by his trademark handful of M&Ms, Bouley delivered packages and post cards, catalogs and correspondence of all kinds to mail boxes lining the streets on the north and south side of 109th Avenue between Central Avenue and Jefferson Street.
Stanek said Bouley had been part of the team of mail carriers with Blaine Post Office since 1985 when he started as a part-time carrier.
Bouley was a graduate of Irondale High School and served in the United States Army before becoming part of Blaine Post Office’s family of mail carriers.
www.blaine-slplife.com /2004/August/5carrier.html   (327 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - David Blaine plans easy and fun stunt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
For his last stunt, in the fall of 2003, Blaine dangled in a plastic cubicle near the River Thames in London for 44 days with only small amounts of water for nourishment.
Blaine, 32, said he recently reached a deal with ABC for four more shows, beginning with the Halloween stunt.
The programs include David Blaine's Vertigo, when he stood on a small platform atop a 100-foot-high pillar for 35 hours in midtown Manhattan, and David Blaine: Frozen in Time, when he suspended himself inside a 6-ton block of ice for 62 hours in New York's Times Square.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-04-20-blaine_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA   (307 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Stuntman Blaine says he may be crazy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It may not come as a shock to people familiar with David Blaine, but the American stuntman admitted on Tuesday he might be a little bit crazy as he began his latest act.
Blaine's previous stunt in May had him live in a fish bowl near Central Park for a week with scuba gear, then attempt to hold his breath under water for nine minutes while wriggling free of chains.
Before that, Blaine spent 44 days in a box suspended over the Thames in London, 61 hours encased in a block of ice and one week buried in a coffin.
news.scotsman.com /latest.cfm?id=1726402006   (536 words)

  
 Blaine Reeder. Comedian. Writer. Full Contact Speller. Welcome to comedysucks.com.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blaine Reeder never really wanted to be a comic growing up and as a kid he was a little bit different.
Blaine's hobbies include: Listening to punk rock, competitive depression and chain smoking.
I don't have to do those jokes to do my act (but I want to) and I will usually only swear if I'm outside of my material and it's okay to do so in that room.
www.comedysucks.com   (468 words)

  
 The Observer Profile: David Blaine | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
Blaine, on the other hand, is more than hip; he is, according to most sections of the American press, the Hip-Hop Houdini.
Blaine already has a small following in the UK but this is likely to grow exponentially from 5 September, when the 30-year-old New Yorker will embark on his latest stunt; 44 days inside a Plexiglas box suspended over the River Thames at Tower Bridge.
Blaine's entrance and exit from his Plexiglas prison will be broadcast live on Channel 4 and Sky.
arts.guardian.co.uk /features/story/0,11710,1028506,00.html   (1262 words)

  
 Hinkley v. Penobscot Valley Hospital
There is no dispute that PVH is a governmental entity and that Blaine was employed by the hospital at the time of the alleged malpractice.
PVH and Blaine filed a joint motion for a summary judgment in which they argued that, because the hospital is a governmental entity and Blaine was a governmental employee, the MTCA applied to any suits filed against them.
Herst, 537 A.2d 1163 (Me. 1988), we decided that a private doctor was acting as a governmental employee under the MTCA when he diagnosed an individual for purposes of involuntary commitment to the Augusta Mental Health Institute Id. at 1165.
www.courts.state.me.us /opinions/documents/02me70hi.htm   (1750 words)

  
 Blaine gave Britain a site for sore eyes - www.smh.com.au
Blaine's performance has become a cross between the mediaeval stocks - with burgers taking the role of rotten cabbages - and a latter-day Mystery Play.
Her daily ritual of washing pelted eggs from Blaine's box became part of the performance, until she went away on assignment.
Blaine, in a rare organised interview, told CNN this week that "here, basically, I am a human being on display to all kinds, at all times.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/10/17/1066364482731.html   (635 words)

  
 The Linking Page - Magic Newswire
Roy was attacked by one of his act's white tigers during the previous night's performance and suffered a serious injury to the left side of his neck and underwent surgery late Friday at the hospital.
She said BlaineÕs breasts could be bloated by the huge quantities of water he is drinking.
Blaine's stunt - where he is encased in a box without food or human contact for 44 days - is being televised on Sky One and Channel 4." This equates to an 8.5 share.
www.linkingpage.com /092003a.html   (7517 words)

  
 David Blaine: Street Magic (1996) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
How refreshing it is to come across David Blaine, walking through the streets, inviting pedestrians to participate in his fun tricks.
Blaine has accomplished this, picking up in some cases where Houdini followers left off (I don't recall any of these big-name illusionists performing the mind-bending self-levitation).
What appears to be a theatrical combination of advanced magic, metaphysical acumen, and Hindu meditative concentration, Blaine is a most refreshing new personality to the magic scene.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0299739   (496 words)

  
 Title 16 PLANNING
The latest update of the city of Blaine comprehensive plan, passed through Ordinance 98-2390 on December 14, 1998, a copy of which is attached to the ordinance codified in this section and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby adopted as the comprehensive plan for the city of Blaine.
B. The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that comprehensive plans be subject to continued review and evaluation and that any amendments or revisions to the comprehensive plan conform to the requirements of Chapter 36.70A RCW and that any changes to development regulations or official controls are consistent with and implement the comprehensive plan (RCW 36.70A.130(2)).
A. Emergency amendments, as defined in BMC 16.04.020(A), shall be initiated by resolution approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the council upon a finding that a situation exists that necessitates expeditious action to preserve the health, safety or welfare of the public; or to support the social, economic or environmental well-being of the city.
www.mrsc.org /mc/blaine/Blaine16.html   (2252 words)

  
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The Volstead Act was amended to allow "3.2 beer" (3.2 percent alcohol by volume) by passage of the Blaine Act on February 17, 1933.
Moreover, he faced a basic suicide mission in upholding a law that was widely unpopular with the average citizen.
As "founder" of rum row, and with an indictment against him outstanding in connection with the Henry L. Marshall, McCoy was certainly a sought-after catch for the enforcers of the Volstead Act.
www.lycos.com /info/volstead-act--miscellaneous.html   (377 words)

  
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While Blaine accomplished his feat, he apparently made use of NLP to keep himself going.
What this says about Blaine is far more insignificant than what this says about the capability of people.
What’s especially amazing about Blaine’s stunt is that he managed it despite all the attachments he was sure to have picked up in the modern day world.
www.nlp.ie /blaine.htm   (466 words)

  
 Amazon.com: David Blaine - Fearless: DVD: David Blaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blaine's amazing tricks are super-cool but wouldn't have held their own displayed merely in a Vegas showroom; it's the who and where that makes this DVD special.
Blaine often performs his tricks up close and with plenty of audience participation, to an extremely diverse set of people.
Blaine adapts and amazes them by squeezing drinkable amounts of water from random places or making a ball multiply within a closed fist.
www.amazon.com /David-Blaine-Fearless/dp/B0000640VL   (1541 words)

  
 BYB - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This whole project started June 9th, 2004 when The Blaine Younger Band played their first live show close to home in Hays, Kansas.
After playing many solo acoustic shows throughout Kansas, Blaine Younger - songwriter, lead singer, and rhythm guitar - finally got a band together to take the project to the next level.
Along with a high-energy, fun-loving stage show, unforgettable original melodies and lyrics, and a few reworked covers, mostly from the new Texas Country music movement, this act will win you over in just a few numbers.
www.blaineyounger.com /index.aspx   (211 words)

  
 What is the National Prohibition Act?
The National Prohibition Act, also known as the Volstead Act, was passed in 1920 along with the 18th Amendment.
In 1933, the 21st Amendment, along with the Blaine Act, repealed the 18th Amendment, giving states the power to monitor the alcohol entering their borders and legalizing beverages with alcohol content over 3.2%.
Al Capone was one of the people to profit most from this period, making millions of US dollars (USD) from transporting liquor while the average industrial worker made about 1,000 USD a year.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-the-national-prohibition-act.htm   (564 words)

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