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July 5, 2015 
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Christopher Reese Jumps From Moving Bus
FORT MYERS, FL. -- A Greyhound Bus was traveling northbound on I-75 (SR-93) at mile marker 138 approaching the 138 exit ramp when for unknown reasons, passenger Christopher R. Deese, 36 of Mockville, North Carolina opened a window on the left side of the bus and jumped off the bus while the bus was in motion.

As a result, Deese was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The incident remains under investigation.

The incident happened about 2:47 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.



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  • Getting Happy
  • Commentary by T. W. Bill Neville

As I have already reached over the mid-point of the Octogenarian age of "dissent", bordering on the age of a "Curmudgeon", I happened to come up with the following observations. Some random and probably biased, but, I believe enough founded in their existence to be addressed as a countering opinion on the mental state of "older" people.

I'm convinced that brains of older people are slower because they have been exposed to so much that they actually, know "TOO" much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans, when their brains are full.
Unlike cognitive decline, researchers say this slowing down process is of a different cause and effect. The human brain works slower in old age, but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weaker with age. on the contrary, they just know so much more than the average younger person
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Have you ever gone into another room or mistaken directions to your own home, and when you get there, you can't even remember why you came there or what you were looking for. THIS is NOT a memory problem, it is just nature's way of making older people do more exercise.

AND---who can argue against, "doing more exercise", and I realize it can be annoying if you are only able to get a treadmill into 2nd gear, when there is a crowd waiting in line to get on. In my youth I probably would mouthed some wise crack, like, get that "shiftless" old fool back in the home!"

NOW, I know that, like the old bull and the "young" bull who came over a hill and saw a alley full of heifers grazing and the young bull stomped his feet and said "WOW--let's "run" down there and make "some" heifer HAPPY! The "old" bull said "NAH,let's "walk" down and make them "ALL" HAPPY!! WHICH--is EXACTLY what I HAD in mind when I decided to share these few thoughts, with "YOU?"


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The Way Back Machine - News Archives
Look Back To 1999 Editions Of The Sunday Morning News

LABELLE, FL. --  Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of Archive.org, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.

The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages.   Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.

The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html   - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999 


Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast
 
Click Here To Visit The LaBelle Videocast's Archived Video

Millions visiting LaBelle, Florida via Live internet video broadcast

LABELLE, FL. --
Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region. 

Browne's web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.

A "featured producer" on Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online. Now, there have been over 3,000,000 views to the LaBelle, Florida channel.

LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain.  A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.
 
Watch any of hundreds of Don's previous shows from the last several years, available from the clips section on the video channel at http://justin.tv/kq4ym/all  

Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the recent 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
 
Stories written about LaBelle's live webcast:

USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne

Orlando,(Fl.) Sentinel YouTube Video About Don Browne and Florida's Live Video Bloggers

Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video

How To Watch Free Streaming Sports and TV channels worldwide

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Watch Don's YouTube Videos

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Hendry - Glades County Real Estate

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Port LaBelle - 9045 W. Justice Cir. one mile south of Labelle middle school, buildable quarter-acre with utilities in quiet private section south of Cowboy Way. Email

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For Sale 1.29 Acre on State Road 80 east of Pioneer between LaBelle and Clewiston. Last of Joe B. Hendry's personal land holdings who held this lot since 1949. Lot is located just north of SR80 across from Everhigh Acres Rd on the Hilliard Canal. SR80 will be four-laned here in the next few years. Zoned Agricultural (A-2) Email.

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StratoNet - Internet access for Hendry county

Internet access for LaBelle and Clewiston by StratoNet. StratoNet, serving Florida since 1992 offers the LaBelle and Clewiston communities a local internet access number. StratoNet has been in the internet business since 1992, and is one of the oldest internet service providers in the state, and now offers LaBelle and Clewiston area internet users a local phone number to access the internet. Rates include unlimited access to a local phone number to access the internet from the LaBelle area. StratoNet has unlimited free technical support for customers and free personal web page space. Call 888-382-8503 or go to for details.

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