Archives for March 2012

Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Site Expands with Useful Information About Disney Resorts has added new information about Disney resorts to enhance its ability to help people plan an affordable and exciting Disney World vacation.

CELEBRATION, FL, March 05, 2012 — has recently expanded its website to include a new section with comprehensive information about Disney resort hotels, making it even easier for families and individuals to plan a successful Walt Disney World vacation.

The website now features a Disney Resort Hotels page that extensively covers various benefits and categories of Disney resorts. Visitors can use this area of the site to determine which type of accommodations will best suit their needs based on the cost, services, amenities and location. World of Walt Founder Herb Leibacher is excited about being able to provide the additional information to enhance the value of the website for visitors. “Disney is one of the most popular leisure destinations in the world,” he said. “We are pleased to be able to offer detailed, independent and useful information to help vacationers simplify the process of selecting Disney resorts.”

Visitors to the World of Walt website can view a description of Disney resorts within four categories: deluxe villa resorts, deluxe resorts, moderate resorts and value resorts. If they are interested in a particular resort, they can simply click on the link provided to obtain more information. For example, the list of deluxe villa resorts features a brief description of the Old Key West Resort, the first Disney Vacation Club resort. Visitors can click on the link for further details about this tropical Disney resort, including the layout and rooms, recreational opportunities, places to eat, transportation, and pros and cons.

World of Walt is an unbiased website that takes a unique approach to providing Disney World vacation planning information. It is committed to providing a single resource where people can find timely and accurate information about Walt Disney World, Disney World vacations and Disney resorts. The site offers a wealth of information about Disney’s amazing theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are also related articles to help visitors enhance their knowledge of the different parks and other Disney attractions.

Visitors to the World of Walt website will also find useful information about Disney World tickets, Disney Cruise Lines and general advice about planning a Disney World vacation. For instance, the Disney World Tickets page covers how to acquire discounted pricing by purchasing tickets for multiple parks, from Disney partners, from auction sites and for package deals. It also shares other creative ways to save money at Disney, including choosing a budget hotel, opting for a suite with a mini kitchen to minimize eating at expensive restaurants, and using a layaway plan to lock in Disney resort and ticket prices.

For more information about World of Walt’s new Disney resorts section, please visit or contact Herb Leibacher at (877) 290-9407.

About Herb Leibacher
Herb Leibacher is a self-proclaimed Disney enthusiast who created World of Walt as a true labor of love. His passion for Disney is driven by fond, childhood memories of exploring the Magic Kingdom with his family. Now he enjoys helping others create fun-filled Disney World vacations. Leibacher lives in Celebration, Fla. just 5 minutes away from Walt Disney World.

Today In History – March 4, 2012

1791 – Vermont, the 14th state, was admitted to the union on this day. It sits way up in the northeast corner of the United States, adjacent to New York, nestled in the Green Mountains. No wonder it’s known as the Green Mountain State! Coincidentally, that’s what the French phrase ‘vert mont’ means. Montpelier is Vermont’s capital city. “Hail Vermont” is the state song which goes right along with the state motto: Vermont, Freedom and Unity. The hermit thrush stands alone as the state bird; and the red clover is the colorful state flower which attracts the state insect, the honeybee. The Morgan horse is the state animal, and the state tree … you guessed it … is the one that makes all that famous Vermont maple syrup, the sugar maple tree. Every now and then some of these state symbols make sense. 1829 – The ‘spoils system’ was introduced by President Andrew Jackson when he appointed Simon Cameron as a reward for political assistance. Today, many people are spoiled by the system of political appointments for a variety of reasons — usually financial contributions.

1877 – Emile Berliner, the man behind so many inventions, came up with a thing called the microphone. Good thing, too, because the Bell System — run by Alexander Graham Bell, of course — was in desperate need of something to save it from financial ruin and to help the progress of the telephone. So, the Bell Labs came up with a compact way to put Mr. Berliner’s microphone on a wooden box, a crank, an earpiece, a cradle hook for the earpiece and some wires and called it the telephone.

1880 – Halftone engraving was used for the first time as the “Daily Graphic” was published in New York City.

1881 – Eliza Ballou Garfield became the first mother of a U.S. President to live in the executive mansion. She moved into the White House with her son James, the President.

1925 – Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office in Washington DC. The presidential inauguration was broadcast on radio for the very first time.

1930 – ‘The Redhead’, Red Barber, began his radio career this day. Barber broadcast on WRUF at the University of Florida in Gainsville. He soon became one of the best known sports voices in America.

1937 – Actor/producer/writer/composer/comedian and this night’s host, George Jessel, welcomed the glamorous crowd to the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, the setting for the 9th Annual Academy Awards show. Which film was which, you ask? The envelope, if you please… For the films of 1936: Outstanding Production/Best Picture: “The Great Ziegfeld” (from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer); Best Director: Frank Capra for “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town”; Actor: Paul Muni (“The Story Of Louis Pasteur”); Actor in a Supporting Role: Walter Brennan (“Come and Get It”); Best Actress: Luise Rainer (“The Great Ziegfeld”); Actress in a Supporting Role: Gale Sondergaard (“Anthony Adverse”); Best Song: Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern for “The Way You Look Tonight” from the movie, “Swing Time”.

1942 – Dick Jurgen’s orchestra recorded “One Dozen Roses” on Okeh Records in Chicago.

1942 – Shirley Temple had a starring role in “Junior Miss” on CBS radio this day. The show, heard for the first time, cost $12,000 a week to produce and stayed on the airwaves until 1954.

1942 – The Stage Door Canteen opened on West 44th Street in New York City. The canteen became widely known as a service club for men in the armed forces and a much welcomed place to spend what would otherwise have been lonely hours. The USO, the United Service Organization, grew out of the ‘canteen’ operation, to provide entertainment for American troops around the world.

1943 – The 15th Academy Awards presentation drew Hollywood luminaries to the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the great work done during the year 1942. Everybody seemed to like “Mrs. Miniver” (from Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer) better than any other movie that year. That movie was so good that it won William Wyler the Best Director Oscar; Greer Garson the Best Actress statuette; Teresa Wright the Best Actress in a Supporting Role prize; Joseph Ruttenberg the Cinematography/black-and-white Oscar; and George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West and Arthur Wimperis the Writing/Screenplay award. Ah, but there was more to celebrate on that March night in 1943: James Cagney was presented the Best Actor Oscar for “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and Van Heflin was voted Best Actor in a Supporting Role for “Johnny Eager”. And one other award is worth mentioning: a guy named Irving Berlin picked up the Best Song Oscar for a little ditty he had written for the film, “Holiday Inn”: “White Christmas”.

1950 – Walt Disney’s “Cinderella” was released. It was the first full-length, animated, feature film in eight years from the man who brought us Mickey Mouse.

1951 – Sir John Gielgud, starring as “Hamlet”, was heard on “The U.S. Steel Hour” on the NBC Radio Network this day.

1952 – President Harry Truman dedicated the “Courier”, the first seagoing radio broadcasting station, in ceremonies in Washington, DC.

1978 – Andy Gibb reached the top of the music charts as “(Love is) Thicker Than Water” reached #1 for a two-week stay. The Bee Gees also set a record on this day as their single, “How Deep Is Your Love”, from the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack stayed in the top 10 for an unprecedented 17 weeks. (Gibb died on March 10, 1988 of an inflammatory heart virus in Oxford, England. He was 30 years old.)

1981 – Lyricist E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg died in an auto accident in Hollywood, CA at the age of 82. Two of his most successful hits were “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, popularized by Nat King Cole and many others.

1985 – “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care” was published with Dr. Michael Rothenberg sharing authorship with Dr. Benjamin Spock, ‘The Baby Doc’. It was the fifth edition of the book to be published. 30,000,000 copies had been printed — second only to the Bible in the best seller category.

1989 – Time Incorporated and Warner Communications Incorporated announced plans to merge into the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate.

Today In History – March 3, 2012

1845 – The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a President’s veto. It was the first time Congress had done so. President John Tyler was in office at the time. 1845 – Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America. The word ‘Florida’ comes from the Spanish ‘feast of flowers’. But we call it the Sunshine State. The capital of the Sunshine State is … no, not Walt Disney World … Tallahassee. The state flower is the fragrant orange blossom and the mockingbird is the state bird. Do you think the mockingbird can mimic Donald Duck? Or maybe it sings the Florida state song, “Suwannee River”. The Florida state motto is: “In God we trust.”

1915 – The now-famous film, “The Birth of a Nation”, debuted in New York City. The motion picture brought Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Wallace Reid to the silver screen in what has frequently been called the greatest silent film ever produced.

1923 – The first issue of the weekly periodical “TIME” appeared on newsstands. The first issue was 32 pages and featured a charcoal sketch of Congressman Joseph Gurney Cannon on the cover. It was the United States’ first, modern, news magazine. Today, the worldwide news weekly, founded by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden, is printed in several languages and is among the most popular magazines in history with readership of 3.3 million.

1930 – Bert Lahr (“The Wizard of Oz”) and Kate (“God Bless America”) Smith starred in “Flying High” as it opened at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. The show had a run of 45 weeks at what is now the most famous black entertainment theatre in America.

1931 – Cab Calloway and his orchestra recorded “Minnie the Moocher” on Brunswick Records. It was the first recording of the famous bandleader’s theme song. The song was featured prominently in the motion picture, “The Blues Brothers” (1980), starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd.

1931 – “The Star-Spangled Banner”, written by Francis Scott Key, officially became the national anthem of the United States. Despite the fact that millions sing (in a manner of speaking) the anthem before sporting events, civic club meetings and other public gatherings, it is still ranked as the most difficult national anthem on earth to sing.

1938 – A world record for the indoor mile run was set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Glenn Cunningham made the distance in 4 minutes, 4.4 seconds.

1939 – Oh, those crazy college kids: A new craze began to sweep college campuses. The much publicized fad began to take shape at the Ivy League’s Harvard University. It was perceived as being kind of ‘fishy’, however, coming from the button-down minds at Harvard. In fact, it was deemed quite unbelievable for such a prestigious school of higher learning. The fad? Goldfish swallowing. (Gulp!)

1945 – Mystery fans remember this day when they gathered around the radio set to listen to the Mutual Broadcasting System as Superman encountered Batman and Robin for the first time. POW! ZING! BONK!

1952 – “Whispering Streets” debuted on ABC radio, remaining on the air until Thanksgiving week, 1960. The end of that show brought down the curtain on what is called “the last day of the radio soap opera” (November 25, 1960).

1959 – The new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park. The name was chosen in a contest to name the newly-built stadium. The contest winner didn’t have to look far, as the windswept and chilly confines of the National League stadium are located just a few hundred feet from Candlestick Point, on San Francisco Bay. In 1995, the venerable name, Candlestick Park was changed to 3Com Park, after a relatively small (at the time) local area computer software developer bid a half-million dollars for the rights to the stadium name — beating out such giants as Apple Computer, IBM and others.

1966 – Lou Christie was striking gold for his hit “Lightnin’ Strikes”. Christie was born Lugee Sacco and joined a group called The Classics before making his first recording in 1960. In 1961, he recorded under the name Lugee & The Lions until changing to Lou Christie for a string of hits beginning in 1963. Other notable tunes from Christie’s top 40 appearances include: “The Gypsy Cried”, “Two Faces Have I”, “Rhapsody in the Rain” and “I’m Gonna Make You Mine” — all displaying his trademark falsetto voice, similar to that of Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons. “Lightnin’ Strikes” was Christie’s only million seller.

1985 – Kevin McHale from the University of Minnesota set a Boston Celtics scoring record this night as he poured in 56 points in a 138-129 win over the Detroit Pistons.

1987 – Actor, singer, dancer, comedian, broadcaster and American entertainment icon, Danny Kaye, died in Los Angeles at the age of 74.

Today In History – March 2, 2012

1866 – The Excelsior Needle Company of Wolcottville, Connecticut began making sewing machine needles. 1903 – The Martha Washington Hotel opened for business in New York City. The hotel featured 416 rooms and was the first hotel exclusively for women.

1925 – State and federal highway officials developed a nationwide route-numbering system and adopted the familiar U.S. shield-shaped numbered marker. For instance, in the east, there is U.S. 1 that runs from New England to Florida and in the west, the corresponding highway, U.S. 101, from Tacoma, WA to San Diego, CA.

1927 – Babe Ruth signed a 3-year contract with the New York Yankees for a guarantee of $70,000 a year, thus becoming baseball’s highest paid player.

1940 – The first televised intercollegiate track meet was seen by TV viewers in New York City as W2XBS presented the action live from Madison Square Garden. New York University won the meet.

1944 – The 16th Academy Awards celebration moved from a banquet hall to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood; hosted by comedian/actor Jack Benny. The Outstanding Motion Picture was Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz, who won an Oscar for his efforts. Best Actor of 1943 was Paul Lukas for Watch on the Rhine and Best Actor in a Supporting Role was Charles Coburn for The More the Merrier. The Best Actress award was presented to Twenty-four-year-old Jennifer Jones for The Song of Bernadette and Best Actress in a Supporting Role was Katina Paxinou in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Stephen Dunn of The RKO Radio Studio Sound Department and Sound Director for This Land is Mine, picked up the Oscar for … what else? … Sound Recording. Best Music, Song winners were Harry Warren (music), Mack Gordon (lyrics) for the song, You’ll Never Know, from the movie Hello, Frisco, Hello. And, did you know that the United States Navy received an Oscar? It was for the Documentary (Short Subject) they produced, December 7th. That was fun. Now, let’ go outside and look at all the hand prints in the cement along the boulevard.

1957 – Teenage heartthrob Tab Hunter’s song Young Love was number one in the U.S.

1958 – British geologist Dr. Vivian Fuchs reached McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea, thus completing the first crossing of Antarctica by land. As a part of the International Geophysical Year, the Commonwealth of Nations organized the expedition, which covered 2,158 miles (3,473 kilometers).

1962 – Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points and broke an NBA record as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147. Chamberlain broke NBA marks for the most field goal attempts (63), most field goals made (36), most free throws made (28), most points in a half (59), most field goal attempts in a half (37), most field goals made in a half (22), and most field goal attempts in one quarter (21). The 316 total points scored tied an NBA record. What’s not known is if Chamberlain set the record for most gallons of sweat pouring off a man’s body during a game.

1974 – Stevie Wonder got five Grammy Awards for his album, Innervisions and his hit songs, You Are The Sunshine of My Life and Superstition.

1974 – U.S. Postage stamps jumped from eight to ten cents this day for first-class mail. This way, your first-class letter came with a first-class price as well! Just wait another 20 years and see what happened…

1984 – The first McDonald’s franchise was closed — in Des Plaines, IL. After 30 years of selling burgers, Mickey D’s opened a new drive-in restaurant right across the McStreet.

1985 – Country singer Gary Morris hit #1 on the country charts for the first time with Baby Bye Bye, from his album, Faded Blue.

1987 – Government officials reported that the median price for a new home had topped $100,000 for the first time. The new six-figure price: $110,700, actually, was up from $94,600.

1999 – Singer Dusty Springfield (Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Look of Love, Son of a Preacher Man) lost her battle with breast cancer. She was 59 years old.

2001 – These films opened in the U.S.: The Mexican, starring Brad Pitt. Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini and Bob Balaban; and See Spot Run, with David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb and Joe Viterelli.

Today In History – March 1, 2012

1826 – J.H. Hackett of New York debuted in Love in a Village at the Park Theatre in New York City. One month later, he played in London, England, becoming the first American actor to appear abroad.

1867 – The Cornhusker State, aka the Beef State, aka the Tree Planter State, aka Nebraska (37th state), entered the United States of America. Nebraska means ‘flat water’ in Oto Indian speak. Lincoln is the official seat of Nebraska government. Nebraska’s motto: Equality before the law. The western meadowlark holds the honor of being the state bird; while the goldenrod takes its place as the state flower. Other state symbols include the cottonwood tree (state tree); the honeybee (state insect); blue agate (state gemstone); whitetail deer (state mammal); mammoth (state fossil); prairie agate (state rock); Beautiful Nebraska (state song) … that’s original … and, the state soil: typic arguistolls, Holrege Series. State soil?

1869 – Postage stamps depicting scenes were issued for the first time in the U.S.

1873 – E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY began the manufacturing of the first practical typewriter. The strong as steel, heavy black clunkers became instant fixtures in offices across the country. It would be another half-century before electric typewriters made their appearance.

1890 – Readers picked up copies of the Literary Digest for the first time.

1912 – Captain Albert Berry of the Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO made the first parachute jump from a moving airplane. He jumped from an altitude of 1,500 feet at a speed of 50 mph.

1928 – Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded Ol’ Man River for Victor Records. The featured vocalist on the track was 29-year-old Paul Robeson. The song became an American classic.

1932 – Radio’s greatest effort of on-the-spot news coverage began as NBC and CBS radio rushed to Hopewell, NJ to cover the kidnapping of the Charles and Anne Lindbergh baby.

1937 – U.S. Steel raised workers’ wages. If you were a steelworker, you got a raise to $5 a day. That’s right. About 40 cents an hour. Now, punch that time clock and quit your complaining.

1941 – Duffy’s Tavern debuted on CBS radio — and became a popular hit for 10 years.

1949 – ‘The Brown Bomber’, Joe Louis, announced that he was retiring from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion. Louis held the title longer than any other champ — 11 years, eight months and seven days.

1968 – Country music stars Johnny Cash and June Carter got married on this day. Johnny walked down the aisle knowing that his 1956 hit, Folsom Prison Blues, was about to be redone for a June release. Cash has a daughter, Rosanne, (previous marriage) who became a country star in her own right in the 1980s.

1968 – Elton John’s first record, I’ve Been Loving You, was released by Philips Records in England. Philips, not realizing the potential of the soon-to-be superstar, released him in 1969, just prior to his teaming with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Elton then signed a contract with Uni Records and began to turn out what would become a string of more than 50 hits over the next 25 years.

1969 – Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball on this day. ‘Number 7’ was considered to be the final link to the great Yankee dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s. Mantle’s World Series records include: home runs (18), runs scored (42), RBIs (40), walks (43) and strikeouts (54). Mickey Mantle died in 1995.

1985 – A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. The rights for Lincoln-Mercury to use the song, HELP!, cost $100,000, helping boost the fortunes of the automaker known as Ford Motor Company.

1986 – Mr. Mister’s Kyrie rose to #1 on in the U.S. The single was a track from the album Welcome to the Real World, which became the #1 album in the U.S. this day.

1987 – The Boston Celtics defeated Detroit 112-102 to post win number 2,235.

1987 – S&H Green Stamps became S&H Green Seals on this day, 90 years after the lick-and-stick stamps were introduced as a way for businesses to bonus their customers — who then used the stamps to buy merchandise from catalog stores. The stamps became peel-and-seal stamps along with the name change.

1996 – Up Close & Personal opened in U.S. theatres. The romantic drama stars Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing and Joe Mantegna. A song from the flick, Because You Loved Me, was nominated for Best Music and Song at the 1997 Academy Awards.

1999 – Some 130 nations agreed to a United Nations Treaty banning land mines which went into effect this day. The U.S., Russia and China did not sign the treaty.

International Bestselling Author Neil Strauss Releases New Party Game with Hasbro Game Inventor Thanks to Facebook – “Who’s Got Game?” is the Ultimate Party Game with ‘Game!’

Seven-time New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss, the mastermind behind the international bestselling pickup artist books The Game and Rules of the Game, is back with one question in mind: “Who’s Got Game?”.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, March 01, 2012 — As a journalist for Rolling Stone and The New York Times, Strauss has interviewed celebrities from Lady Gaga to Tom Cruise to Howard Stern and hundreds more. He’s picked up Brittany Spears and wooed Jessica Alba on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now he’s taken all that knowledge and experience about social dynamics and packed it into the ultimate party game called “Who’s Got Game?”

The Backstory: How Facebook Paved the Way for Turning the Game from a Dream into a Reality:
How did “Who’s Got Game?” come to be? Through social networking, a young entrepreneur & Hasbro game inventor, Internet persuasion, and a seven-time New York Times bestselling author.

Co-creator Adam Kornblum sold his first game to Hasbro (the giants behind Monopoly, Cranium, and Trivial Pursuit) by creating a fictitious billionaire on Facebook to promote his first game. The fictitious billionaire landed in the Wall Street Journal and became so popular that Hasbro’s CEO caught wind of him and the game. Hasbro later invited Kornblum in (on Facebook) and they released his first game. Kornblum attributes his ability to get to Hasbro through mastering Strauss’ methods on social media sites like Facebook.

Following that, Kornblum created the initial concept for “Who’s Got Game?” He tried it out only to see how much everyone loved it. He then messaged Neil Strauss on Facebook. After two years of deep collaboration, play testing, and having a blast, “Who’s Got Game?” is here to bridge the gap between the digital and real worlds, from online conversations to in-person hang outs.

How to be a Player in “Who’s Got Game?”:

IMPORTANT! You must be 18 years old or older to read this (and play “Who’s Got Game?”).

Players start by coupling up into teams of two. The first player picks up a script card from the card holder and reads it aloud. The card tells all the players what to do next. There are 10 different types of cards. They include:

Revealing personality tests, fun physical challenges, social intelligence questions, secret persuasion missions (Neil’s favorite), handwriting analysis and palm-reading games, partner-based conspiracies, and more.

As Neil said in last month’s Huffington Post article “How to Win Friends and Influence Girls”: “It (“Who’s Got Game?”) had to be just as fun for men to play as women. In other words, it had to be a party game that’s primary purpose is fun and social lubrication. It had to allow a player to move through the real-life steps of the game with a partner they were romantically or sexually interested in (rapport, connection, attraction, kino-getting physical). It had to also serve as a teaching tool, so anyone learning the Game could easily add new material to their repertoire. It had to be superior to every other game out there.” -Neil Strauss, seven-time New York Times bestselling author
“Who’s Got Game?” is available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide ( and on For more information, visit

More About Neil Strauss: Neil began his writing career at the age of 11, when he wrote his first book and mailed it to a dozen publishing companies. He never received a response. Unfazed by rejection, he kept writing, almost to the point where his life was consumed by it. He became a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a staff writer for The New York Times.

After going undercover in a secret society of pickup artists, he finally started leaving the house, and then wrote a book about it called The Game that became a New York Times bestseller. He wrote a few other best-selling books too: The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell with Marilyn Manson, The Dirt with Motley Crue, How To Make Love Like A Porn Star with Jenna Jameson, and recently, Rules of The Game and Emergency.

His latest book, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, collects the 228 best, craziest, and most soul-baring moments from his adventures with musicians, celebrities, and icons while writing cover stories for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. It also hit The New York Times bestseller list.
Neil lives in Los Angeles.

More about “Who’s Got Game?”: “Who’s Got Game?” adds a new twist to being social and can be played anywhere. Whether or not you’re currently a player or playette, there is more game in this box than in most people’s brains. Play it for fun, for training, or for a better social lubricator than alcohol. Like The Game itself, these cards can be used to break the ice and get to know people–whether strangers or your own partner–in minutes.

“Who’s Got Game?” is engineered to bring out the fun and attractive qualities in every player. From physical challenges to personality tests to secret conspiracies, “Who’s Got Game?” has it all. So if you’re looking to turn an ordinary night into a memorable adventure, this is the game for you.

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Titanic Disaster Centenary Inspires Publication by the Darwin Press of the Authentic Love Story of Two Survivors: Starboard at Midnight by Helen Behr Sanford

How did these two passengers manage to survive the doomed Titanic after she struck the iceberg? What IS the true story of this sensationalized, romantic pair on that titanic night of April 14-15, 1912, and of their subsequent lives?

PRINCETON, NJ, March 01, 2012 — Although the Titanic disaster is widely known, the authentic story of the lovers, tennis star Karl H. Behr and Helen Newsom, is little known…until now. This new, definitive biography, Starboard at Midnight, written by their granddaughter, brings to light the long-buried secrets of these two survivors, breathing new life into legend.

Based on Karl Behr’s unpublished autobiography (now in the Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI) along with family scrapbooks and more than ten years of research into the historical background of this period, the full story of this epic romance is finally revealed.

Author Helen Behr Sanford, who lived next door to her namesake grandmother for fourteen years, captures the fascinating lives of these lovers in their journey through the early years of the twentieth century, and highlights the brilliant tennis career of Karl Behr.

A biography of adventure and romance, Starboard at Midnight reaches its climax on the fatal voyage of the Titanic and expands to explore the fate of many German-Americans during the Great War. It is also a story of patriotism and sacrifice that cannot be thwarted despite prejudice and blind judgment. Buoyed by extensive research into the world surrounding Karl and Helen, along with 38 plates and 6 photographs, the tale engages our view of Theodore Roosevelt and the Edwardian era as well as helping us better understand how history evolved.

“An intimate literary gem… The shrewd analysis of a love story…” –Randy Bryan Bigham, … 13943.html

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The Buzz of Today’s Bachelorette Parties, According to

Top trends of bachelorette party planning.

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 01, 2012 — Planning a bachelorette party in 2012 is far different than the centuries old tradition of a dinner party given by the bridegroom. Recently, the film Bridesmaids brought to light the stereotypical zaniness that can occur during, what is termed, “The Last Night Out.” It is believed this night grew out of the 60s sexual revolution, where bachelorettes could be as sassy as the groomsmen, including a night out with exotic dancers, crazy themes, and the ever popular drinking and dancing on bars.

Today’s bachelorettes throw a wide variety of parties that involve more than just the stereotypical events and entertainment. Michael Lasky, Founder and President of I-Volution, Inc., who owns and operates the number one ranked bachelor and bachelorette websites, including,,, states that he has seen an ever increasing shift in what girls are requesting and planning for their bachelorette parties. “Many bachelorette party planners call and state they are planning a weekend get-a-way trip, having a cooking class, throwing an exotic dance class or ‘toy’ party, experiencing a spa day, having a manicure/pedicure party and even going retro by having a classic tea time, wearing large hats and ugly bridesmaid dresses.”

Mr. Lasky stated that he has been involved in helping over 50,000 bachelorette parties as he and his team are getting ready to celebrate their 11th anniversary online, with millions of visitors obtaining free information from their pre-wedding party network of websites every year. Although Lasky reported the exotic dancer directory (where women can find companies that supply male dancers in their area throughout the country) is still one of the most popular spots in the network, he also stated that bachelorette party games, party planning, exotic dance lessons, and the bachelorette party supply sections are very popular as well. “In this economy, we are seeing more home parties with pot luck dinner planning which can still be a great time for everyone,” says Lasky. Of course, the most important part of any bachelorette party is that the bride-to-be and her friends have a great time with lots of fun memories, no matter what they do.

About I-Volution, Inc – Located in Southern California, I-Volution, Inc. owns the largest pre-wedding party and lifestyle websites, including,,,,,, and I-Volution, Inc. is considered a top portal of the pre-wedding party industry.