Friday, May 21, 2010

5/21 - Hank Aaron, Susan Maher, Malanie Paloma, Jason Myers, Steve Evans, Karen Davidson,

Maureen Maher - CBS'  48 HOURS MYSTERY  “One Of Their Own”
Maureen Maher has contributed to 48 Hours since 2003. Previously, she had been a correspondent for CBS News since 1999 and was based in Dallas. The family of Sherri Rae Rasmussen, who was 29 when she was murdered in 1986, is calling for a probe into the Los Angeles Police Department’s original investigation, which left the case unsolved for over two decades. Rasmussen, the director of critical care nursing at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, was discovered in her Van Nuys condominium badly beaten and shot to death at point-blank range. In an exclusive interview with 48 HOURS MYSTERY, Sherri’s father, Nels, details how he tried repeatedly to get detectives to investigate his son-in-law’s ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Lazarus, who friends and family say Sherri complained was stalking her. “To me it would border on harassment,” says Nels, who accuses authorities of ignoring their pleas about Lazarus. “The first weeks, the first five days I mentioned it so many times that he kind of lost his cool with me, saying that there was no need to go there,” says Nels about the lead detective. And the family’s attorney, John Taylor, calls the 1986 investigation, “sloppy, negligent, inept and incompetent.”  At the time, Los Angeles was in the midst of a dramatic spike in crime and authorities quickly latched onto the theory that this was a case of a robbery gone horribly wrong, yet no suspects were ever arrested. The case remained unsolved until authorities quietly reopened the investigation and uncovered evidence that would debunk the original burglary theory.  Los Angeles Times police reporters Andrew Blankstein and Joel Rubin broke the story last year that a well respected LA detective had been arrested for the 23-year-old murder – that detective was Stephanie Lazarus. Blankstein and Rubin, who were also consultants for this program, say that the arrest sent a shockwave through the LAPD.  “Nobody saw this coming. Nobody says she was a cop that they saw on the edge,” says Rubin. “People in the department saw her as a cop’s cop, a good cop.”  Lazarus had ascended to a high-profile position in the commercial crimes unit. “In doing those kind of investigations…it gets a lot of press, a lot of attention,” says Blankstein. “If the police and prosecutors are to be believed, she’s harboring a secret about murder for 23 years.” Maureen Maher reports in 48 HOURS MYSTERY: “One Of Their Own,” Saturday, May 22, (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.



MELANIE PALOMA & JASON MYERS (NBC's "Minute To Win It")
Melanie Paloma & Jason Myers (27)  Resides: Chula Vista, CA Hometown: San Diego, CA
Marital Status: Engaged  Occupation: Loan Officer/Probation Officer - Melanie Paloma and Jason Myers have dated for the past five years and are engaged to be married early next year. The couple claim to be complete opposites; Melanie is sweet and sensitive, while Jason is a “man’s man”. They currently live in Chula Vista, California, where they prepare for parenthood by treating their two pugs as children.  AN ENGAGED COUPLE WILL COMPETE FOR THE TOP PRIZE - An engaged couple will take turns competing in each round as they work their way to the million dollar prize. As they move on through the competition they soon find out that the money might not be the only prize. Guy Fieri hosts.  MINUTE TO WIN IT  -Sundays, 8-9 PM PT/ET on NBC - NBC’s new competition show "Minute to Win It," hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"), features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize.  In each one-hour episode competitors will face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. The competitors, who come from all walks of life, are shown over 60 games prior to the competition and are encouraged to practice these one-of-a-kind challenges at home.

Hank Aaron - Legendary Baseball player
Hank Aaron is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He broke Babe Ruth’s legendary lifetime mark of 714 home runs, eventually setting a record of 755 homers before he retired. But after retirement, he began to experience knee pain. Over the years, Hank’s knee pain increased to the point that he couldn’t do many of his favorite activities and even had trouble walking short distances. Hank was in top physical condition during his career in professional baseball, experiencing very few injuries. He became frustrated when the simplest physical activities, such as driving a car, became uncomfortable. He was determined to find something to help relieve his pain without resorting to surgery.  Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the years 1954 through 1976. Aaron is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In 1999, editors at The Sporting News ranked Hank Aaron fifth on their list of "Greatest Baseball Players."  After playing with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League and in the minor leagues, Aaron started his major league career in 1954. (He is the last Negro league baseball player to have played in the major leagues.)[1] He played 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League, and his last two years (1975–76) with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League. His most notable achievement was setting the MLB record for most career home runs. During his professional career, Aaron performed at a consistently high level for an extended period of time. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is the only player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times.[2] He is one of only four players to have at least seventeen seasons with 150 or more hits.[3] Aaron made the All-Star team every year from 1955 until 1975[4] and won three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. In 1957, he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award, while that same year, the Braves won the World Series, his one World Series victory during his career.  Aaron's consistency helped him to establish a number of important hitting records during his 23-year career. Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (2,297), the most career extra base hits (1,477). Hank Aaron is also in the top five for career hits with 3,771 (third) and runs with 2,174, which is tied for fourth with Babe Ruth. He also is in second place in at-bats (12,364), and in third place in games played (3,298). Aaron's nicknames include "Hammer," "Hammerin' Hank,” and "Bad Henry”.

Karen Davidson  daughter of Harley-Davidson  legend Willie G. Davidson
Grab Life by the Handlebars This May - Harley-Davidson Celebrates 2nd Annual Women Riders Month
Great Granddaughter of Motor Company Founder  - Karen Davidson -  This May, Harley-Davidson® will celebrate the 2nd annual Women Riders Month, which aims to inspire women everywhere to get behind the handlebars of their own motorcycle and discover adventure and freedom on two wheels. Harley-Davidson dealerships nationwide are celebrating Women Riders Month by hosting rides and parties that honor women riders – the fastest growing demographic in the motorcycle industry since 1990. “Every ride is an escape with a sense of freedom found nowhere else, and each road trip is an adventure that gives us lifelong memories,” says Karen Davidson. “We know thousands of women across the country have been thinking about embracing motorcycling, but just have never taken the leap.”  In addition to the celebrations going on at dealerships nationwide, Harley’s hometown of Milwaukee is throwing a party in honor of women riders on May 22nd and 23rd. For more on these activities, visit www.harley-davidson.com/womenriders.com   Talk to Karen Davidson, daughter of Harley-Davidson styling legend Willie G. Davidson and great-granddaughter of one of the company’s founders, about women and motorcycles. Karen works at the Motor Company that bears her famous family name as creative director for Harley-Davidson’s General Merchandise Department, shaping the creative direction for apparel and accessory collections.

Steve  Evans - "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

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