Two killed, 47 injured in coach crash in Cornwall, England

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Two killed, 47 injured in coach crash in Cornwall, England

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Two people have been killed and 47 people have been injured as the result of a coach crash in Cornwall, England. The vehicle, which was carrying 48 passengers as well as the driver, were travelling back from a journey to the village of Mousehole to see Christmas lights. The accident occurred at 2215 GMT yesterday in the village of Townshend, not far from the town of Hayle. Road conditions at the time were icy, which may explain why the accident occurred. The first police car that arrived at the scene lost control on the icy road and crashed into the already overturned coach. The two officers in the car were uninjured, however the earlier crash had caused the deaths of two women. One of them died at the scene of the accident and the other was later killed as a result of the injuries suffered. 47 people were injured, five of them seriously.

The sequence of events that is believed to have happened, according to Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, is that the coach went off the road, collided with a tree, going through a hedge before finally overturning, causing the vehicle to end up on its side. 60-year-old Ann Ellis, who comes from the village of Illogan in Cornwall, was physically involved in the crash. Desribing her experience of this incident, she said: “All I can remember is a big bang and we just went over. I got trapped under somebody else and there was someone on top of me. It was difficult to breathe but two gentlemen dragged me out. I was shaken, really shaken. I think we all were. It was horrific.”

I was shaken, really shaken. I think we all were. It was horrific.

Derek Smith, lives near where the accident occurred. He said that “[w]e were just going to bed when we heard a knock on the kitchen door. She was covered in mud and had no shoes or socks on and was shaking as she stood there. I could hear this commotion going on.

She said to ring the police and ambulance as their coach had turned over and there were 50 people in it and some of them were injured. My wife rang 999 and the lady was in a real panic. We gave her some socks and boots straightaway because she was freezing as she had nothing on her feet.”

75-year-old Charles Parker, who is living in St. Agnes in the county, was also injured in the accident, suffering injuries to his leg and his head. “The roads were so icy,” he explained. “I heard a cracking noise and all of a sudden we had turned over. I remember later being helped out of the coach through a window. We were close to a house and they took most of the people in there. Then helicopters turned up. It was very frightening.”

Inspector Matthew Shaw, who comes from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, explained “[i]t seems from initial investigations that the coach has slipped on ice. The road is covered in a sheet of ice, it’s treacherous, it’s difficult to even walk down there.” The amount of time taken to transport the injured passengers to a hospital was four hours.

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Submitted by: Monte Lee-Wen

Due Diligence is the disciplined process you use to lower the risk of investing in Commercial Property. This risk typically comes in four flavors when you are investing in Commercial Real Estate.

Market Risk:

Will the fundamental conditions of this market allow me to meet my return on investment (ROI) goals?

Financial/Performance Risk:

Does the projected financial performance of this property meet my ROI goals

Tenant Risk:

Will these Tenants allow me to meet my ROI goals?

Physical Risk:

Will the physical structure of this property support my ROI goals?

The third area of risk Tenant Risk deserves special attention when you are buying Retail, Office and Industrial Properties.

These property types carry an additional layer of risk you dont see in Multifamily because your Tenants arent just living in your building they are doing business within your Property.

Their ability to pay your rent is predicated upon the health of their business and not just on their ability to draw a paycheck.

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In order to lower your Tenant Risk you must understand the nature and strength of the businesses of each of your Tenants.

Where in Multifamily you might stop at reviewing the Tenants background check and payment history in Retail, Office and Industrial you have to go further and really research the viability of each Tenants business. This has never been more important than in todays economy.

No matter what your Lease says, if your Tenant goes out of business, you will have a vacancy to deal with.

Researching your Tenants Business has several steps …

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1) Start with researching the businesses on the Internet.

a) Place the entire business name in quotations (like this: “International Outfitters”) and search on Google. See what shows up.

b) If the company is publicly traded, research their stock prices, analyst opinions and earnings projections. Call the corporate office and see what their plans are for this branch.

c) Do the same thing with the names of the owners and CEOs. Google them in quotes again like this John Doe

2) Ask each Tenant for current Financial Statements and analyze those carefully to get an idea of the business’ recent and past financial performance

. You may not be able to get financials for a private business owner and you can always ask. What trends do you see in the financials in the last 6 -9 months?

3) Call each business Owner/Manager and arrange a sit down, face-to-face interview.

One logical time to ask for this interview is when it’s time to go over the Estoppel Letter and confirm its contents. While you’re discussing the Estoppel Letter, you can question them about:

The strength of their business

Their outlook for future business

The challenges they see on the horizon

How you might help them improve their business when you take over as their landlord

Make note of any concerns you have about the business strength of any of your Tenants.

4) Sit down with your team and discuss ways you could help the business of your current Tenants and mitigate against the loss of any of your weaker Tenants.

The goals here are to help when you can and have contingency plans in case any of your weaker Tenants goes out of business.

Identify the businesses with the highest risk of failure and make sure you and your team know what you’re going to do if they actually do cease to be one of your Tenants. AND make sure you create proformas with and without the income from your weaker Tenants.

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You must perform these specific Tenant Due Diligence steps at the same time as you are completing the activities of Market, Financial and Physical Due Diligence for one simple reason

You could be in the best property, in the most stable market with a glowing Proforma and if your Tenants business falls apart you will potentially lose money. Take the steps we have outlined here and you will dramatically reduce this Tenant specific risk.

AND never be afraid to walk from a deal if the Seller is not willing to discount the property because of Tenants at high risk of business failure.

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British television presenter Richard Whiteley dies

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British television presenter Richard Whiteley dies

June 24, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday, June 26, 2005

British television host Richard Whiteley, most famous for his role presenting the British television game show Countdown, has died aged 61 at Leeds General Infirmary.

The cause of death is reported to have been complications resulting from an operation on his heart to repair an infected valve. He had been admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary with pneumonia on May 6, falling into a coma shortly there after.

His 23 years of hosting Countdown made him a household name among television viewers in the UK, having previously anchored Yorkshire’s Calendar local affairs program. The avuncular figure was fond of word play and possessed a striking wit.

Until this May, Whiteley had never missed presenting an edition of the show. Countdown was the first programme to be broadcast on the new Channel 4 when it began broadcasting in 1982.

He was awarded an OBE in June 2004.

Whiteley leaves behind a partner of 11 years, actress Kathryn Apanowicz.

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Auckland Regional Council supports Eden Park upgrade in New Zealand

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Auckland Regional Council supports Eden Park upgrade in New Zealand

June 24, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) has voted to support an upgrade of Eden Park and not the New Zealand government’s preferred option of a new stadium built on Auckland’s waterfront. The stadium consultation is because to host the Rugby World Cup, which New Zealand is hosting in 2011, the final venue has to be able to seat at least 60,000 people.

Trevor Mallard, minister for sports, would not comment on the decision made by the ARC. Mr Mallard would not speak to the media until Monday when he goes to the cabinet.

Yesterday the Auckland City Council also made their decision on the stadium but they had a different opinion, going with the waterfront stadium.

Mr Mallard said a fortnight ago that the final will go to Christchurch’s stadium Jade Stadium if the two councils could not agree on the stadium they wish to pursue.

With coming to its decision the ARC said that it sympathizes with the public as there was no formal public consultation and the two weeks given to them to make their decision and tell the government their choice was not enough time.

The ARC also said that the Auckland City Councils resolution to move the waterfront stadium around 200 metres to the east is not viable as found by a Technical Working Group working for Trevor Mallard.

“By taking this decision, they may be putting more responsibility on Auckland ratepayers,” the mayor of Auckland, Dick Hubbard, said.

The ARC found the waterfront stadium was “inappropriate” because there would be a significant adverse reaction to the council owned Ports of Auckland, special legislation would be required to build it, it would have a “negative impact on the heritage and urban design values of the Britomart precinct and the adjacent waterfront area”, and it would be quite expensive to build.

With all the above considered the ARC decided to pursue the Eden Park option as it is also an internationally recognised stadium and was used for the bid to attempt New Zealand to get the 2011 Ruby World Cup.

“Trevor Mallard’s stadium is a dead duck,” he said. “This afternoon he has no option but to take the waterfront stadium off the table,” Keith Locke, Member of Parliament for the Green party.

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Which Is Better: Vertical Or Horizontal Blinds?}

June 24, 2018 · Filed under Curtains

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Which Is Better: Vertical Or Horizontal Blinds?

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Christopher Smith

If you are looking for coverings for your windows that will add a splash of individuality to your home decor, you must look into vertical blinds, or their cousin the horizontal blind. While they are alike in their practicality, they are divergent in the way they affix themselves to your window. As one of the most popular choices for window coverings, these decorations for your windows present your window with a touch of class, while giving your family the privacy you richly deserve.

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The main variation between vertical and horizontal blinds, is in the manual rotating function that provides the homeowner with the ability of allowing a lot of light to come through, or restrain it to a bit. If you want to altogether block out the light, simply ensure the blinds are totally closed and the slats will overlap. The window frame is attached at the top and at the bottom and have a chain which ensures it stays in order and in place. Spend a few more dollars, and you will find that there are several modern varieties that are weighted down near the bottom which do not call for a chain.Vertical blinds come in a wide variety of thicknesses and materials. Some are embossed with patterns, and a whole pallet of colors is available. The more block-out they provide, usually, the more costly they will be. Some vertical blinds are very wide so you call for less individual slats to cover the window, where others are narrower and the blind will have further slats.Horizontals most often come with cords that are attached at the lefthand or righthand side of the window. This feature enables you to turn a wooden or plastic rod that activates the cords to operate the slats to turn. These slats are positioned vertically and are most often attached at the top of the window. You can open or close as you like, and filter the sun allowed through into your room.Blinds are wonderful for your kitchen or bathroom, and any place in the home where you use water. Where curtains and fabric window coverings can be ruined and stained from splashing and steam, blinds are easy to wipe over and are often waterproof. Verticals can be easier to clean of the two types, and offer the additional bonus of not holding the dust like horizontals do.Also, today there are electrical controlled blinds that you operate with a remote. This type have many safety features, which is great if you have kids and pets that can pull at the blinds and cords that are hanging. Normal slats can have sharp edges and spaces between each slat, which little ones could pop their little heads in and get stuck. It’s key to look into the safety that vertical blinds may not provide in this regard, and also remember there are so many other forms of window coverings if blinds aren’t applicable.There are several thoughts on whether blinds are an effective and practical way of presenting your windows. With a lot of natural colors and textures available, you are bound to be able to find one to suit your decor. Some people are looking for something that is more chic and today the custom made variety is more costly and more diverse in the range available. They are considered to be more suitable for the office and for people who like a contemporary modern feel.

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Sarasota doctor heading to prison

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Sarasota doctor heading to prison

June 23, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Former Sarasota dermatologist Michael Rosin is heading to prison to serve a 22-year prison sentence for defrauding Medicare by performing unnecessary surgeries on elderly Sarasota, Florida patients.

On Rosin’s 56th birthday, in front of his family, Judge William Castagna sentinced him to 22 years in federal prison. The judge also ordered Rosin to pay $3.7 Million to the government, $3.6 Million to the medicare trust fund and $48,866 to patients.

More than 865 elderly Sarasota area residents had multiple surgeries performed by Rosin when biopsies showed of no signs of cancer, or could not be read. Rosin was convicted of diagnosing cancer on almost everyone who entered his office. Biopsy slides were found to have bubble gum or foam on it instead of skin samples.

Former patients of Rosin testified at the trial that his surgeries left them disfigured. The $46,866 awarded to the patients will help to repay them for the costs associated with the unnecessary surgeries.

Throughout the trial Rosin maintained that he was innocent. He blamed his office staff for the unreadible slides and the slides with the gum and foam on them. Rosin said his biggest mistake was giving his office staff too much access to the lab.

Rosin’s attorney said that the doctor will appeal his convection. Rosin tried many different defenses including that he was not competent to assist in his own defense.

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Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

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Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

June 22, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dell Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will partner up with the Microsoft-Nortel Innovative communications alliance (ICA) team to sell Unified Communications and VoIP products.

The announcement on Tuesday the 16th of October 2007 includes Dell selling VoIP, data and wireless networking products from Nortel and the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and other unified communications products.

The partnership with both manufacturers should allow Dell to provide a pre-integrated solution.

In March 2007, competitors IBM and Cisco announced they would join in the competition for developing unified communications applications and the development of open technologies around the unified communications and collaboration (UC2) client platform an application programming interfaces (APIs) offered by IBM as a subset of Lotus Sametime.

“We want to make it simple for our customers to deploy unified communications so their end users can get access to all their messages in one place – whether its e-mail, phone or mobile device. This will pave the way for more business-ready productivity tools,” said vice president of solutions, Dell Product Group, Rick Becker.

  • Customers have four options:
    • Core Office Communication Server 2007 – provides instant messaging and on-premise Microsoft Live Meeting.
    • Office Communication Server: Telephony – enables call routing tracking and management, VoIP gateway and public branch exchange (PBX) integration.
    • Audio and Video Conferencing – allows point-to-point conference, video conference and VoIP audio conference.
    • Exchange Unified Messaging – provides voicemail, e-mail and fax in Microsoft Outlook, and anywhere access of Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Calendar.

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How Do You Fix A Teeth Gap In Your Front Teeth?

June 22, 2018 · Filed under Supplements

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By Pete Malcolm

Because our smile is one of the first features people will notice, we want to keep our teeth looking their best. Many people have taken advantage of procedures that fix or improve their teeth. If you have a gap in your front teeth and do not find that it makes you look good, there are ways that you can have it fixed. Below are a number of methods used to fix a gap in your front teeth:

1. Teeth Effect Bands: This method makes use of a band that works much like a rubber band. The band is wrapped around the teeth that are situated on either side of the gap. Over time, the band pulls the teeth toward one another, thus closing the gap. Teeth Effect Bands are an affordable choice.

2. Bonding (White Fillings): This method involves a three step process. The first step involves applying a gentle acid on the front teeth. The second step involves applying a plastic bonding substance. The consistency of the plastic bond is doughy so it can be fashioned to the appropriate shape. The third step involves using a high intensity light to harden the plastic bond. The result is a natural and durable bond.

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3. Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin and light shell-type porcelain pieces with thickness that is much like artificial fingernails. They are normally bonded to the tops and front of the teeth. When installed, they look much like the rest of the teeth. Veneers are strong and durable and very little tooth structure is removed in order to fit them properly on the teeth. They are quite expensive and will take 2 appointments to complete.

4. Orthodontics Braces: This process involves using small brackets and bonding them to the front of the teeth. Wires are then used to give weight to move the teeth and close the gap. The procedure does not involve removing any part of the tooth’s structure. They are normally worn for 18 to 36 months. There are different types of braces to suit different ages. Although not technically braces, there are clear plastic trays available that one will wear in the mouth to close the gap. They are normally worn for about 9-15 months.

5. Crowns: Crowns can be used if the gap is quite wide. They are made up of either porcelain and metal, or porcelain only, or metal only. Crowns are strong and durable. This method of closing the gap is not as common as the other methods.

In recent years, the field of cosmetic dentistry has made a number of amazing advancements in fixing teeth. If you are not happy with a gap between your front teeth, there are a number of repair options available. The price of each method will vary so it is important to consult with your dentist to discuss prices and assess what method is appropriate for your particular situation. The size of the gap is a factor in determining the type of method you will use. As well, the time it takes to seal the gap will vary. For instance, porcelain veneers closes the gap right away and braces takes months. Once you have made your decision, it will not be long before you are flashing your big beautiful smile.

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Child killed by family dog

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Child killed by family dog

June 22, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

April 12, 2005

In what authorities call a terrible tragedy, a four-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon by the family dog. The Orange County, Virginia USA boy was playing in his back yard while their dog, a RottweilerGerman Shepherd mix, was chained to a stake.

The parents of the boy were home when the mauling occurred, but there were no direct eye witnesses to the attack that took place in the Placid Pines mobile home park. County Sheriff C.G. Feldman said, “We’ll probably never know what provoked the attack.” he told the Associated Press, “The boy had grown up with the dog.”

A CBS6 broadcast said investigators saw no signs of parental negligence, and the boy was their only child. No charges against the parents were filed. The dog was euthanised Monday.

Sheriff Feldman stressed there were no similarities or connection with an earlier case of an elderly woman killed in an attack by 3 pit bulls in the nearby county of Spotsylvania just over a month ago.

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Warhol’s photo legacy spread by university exhibits

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Warhol’s photo legacy spread by university exhibits

June 21, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Evansville, Indiana, United States — This past week marked the opening night of an Andy Warhol exhibit at the University of Southern Indiana. USI’s art gallery, like 189 other educational galleries and museums around the country, is a recipient of a major Warhol donor program, and this program is cultivating new interest in Warhol’s photographic legacy. Wikinews reporters attended the opening and spoke to donors, exhibit organizers and patrons.

The USI art gallery celebrated the Thursday opening with its display of Warhol’s Polaroids, gelatin silver prints and several colored screen prints. USI’s exhibit, which is located in Evansville, Indiana, is to run from January 23 through March 9.

The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries at USI bases its exhibit around roughly 100 Polaroids selected from its collection. The Polaroids were all donated by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, according to Kristen Wilkins, assistant professor of photography and curator of the exhibit. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts made two donations to USI Art Collections, in 2007 and a second recently.

Kathryn Waters, director of the gallery, expressed interest in further donations from the foundation in the future.

Since 2007 the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program has seeded university art galleries throughout the United States with over 28,000 Andy Warhol photographs and other artifacts. The program takes a decentralized approach to Warhol’s photography collection and encourages university art galleries to regularly disseminate and educate audiences about Warhol’s artistic vision, especially in the area of photography.

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  • 2 Superstars
  • 3 Warhol’s photographic legacy
  • 4 USI exhibit
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Wilkins observed that the 2007 starting date of the donation program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, coincided with the 20th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death in 1987. USI was not alone in receiving a donation.

K.C. Maurer, chief financial officer and treasurer at the Andy Warhol Foundation, said 500 institutions received the initial invitation and currently 190 universities have accepted one or more donations. Institutional recipients, said Mauer, are required to exhibit their donated Warhol photographs every ten years as one stipulation.

While USI is holding its exhibit, there are also Warhol Polaroid exhibits at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and an Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol exhibit at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. All have received Polaroids from the foundation.

University exhibits can reach out and attract large audiences. For example, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro saw attendance levels reach 11,000 visitors when it exhibited its Warhol collection in 2010, according to curator Elaine Gustafon. That exhibit was part of a collaboration combining the collections from Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which also were recipients of donated items from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

Each collection donated by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program holds Polaroids of well-known celebrities. The successful UNC Greensboro exhibit included Polaroids of author Truman Capote and singer-songwriter Carly Simon.

“I think America’s obsession with celebrity culture is as strong today as it was when Warhol was living”, said Gustafon. “People are still intrigued by how stars live, dress and socialize, since it is so different from most people’s every day lives.”

Wilkins explained Warhol’s obsession with celebrities began when he first collected head shots as a kid and continued as a passion throughout his life. “He’s hanging out with the celebrities, and has kind of become the same sort of celebrity he was interested in documenting earlier in his career”, Wilkins said.

The exhibit at USI includes Polaroids of actor Dennis Hopper; musician Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran; publishers Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone Magazine and Carlo De Benedetti of Italy’s la Repubblica; disco club owner Steve Rubell of Studio 54; photographers Nat Finkelstein, Christopher Makos and Felice Quinto; and athletes Vitas Gerulaitis (tennis) and Jack Nicklaus (golf).

Wikinews observed the USI exhibit identifies and features Polaroids of fashion designer Halston, a former resident of Evansville.

University collections across the United States also include Polaroids of “unknowns” who have not yet had their fifteen minutes of fame. Cynthia Thompson, curator and director of exhibits at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, said, “These images serve as documentation of people in his every day life and art — one which many of us enjoy a glimpse into.”

Warhol was close to important touchstones of the 1960s, including art, music, consumer culture, fashion, and celebrity worship, which were all buzzwords and images Wikinews observed at USI’s opening exhibit.

He was also an influential figure in the pop art movement. “Pop art was about what popular American culture really thought was important”, Kathryn Waters said. “That’s why he did the Campbell Soup cans or the Marilyn pictures, these iconic products of American culture whether they be in film, video or actually products we consumed. So even back in the sixties, he was very aware of this part of our culture. Which as we all know in 2014, has only increased probably a thousand fold.”

“I think everybody knows Andy Warhol’s name, even non-art people, that’s a name they might know because he was such a personality”, Water said.

Hilary Braysmith, USI associate professor of art history, said, “I think his photography is equally influential as his graphic works, his more famous pictures of Marilyn. In terms of the evolution of photography and experimentation, like painting on them or the celebrity fascination, I think he was really ground-breaking in that regard.”

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The Polaroid format is not what made Warhol famous, however, he is in the company of other well-known photographers who used the camera, such as Ansel Adams, Chuck Close, Walker Evans, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Helmut Newton.

Wilkins said, “[Warhol] liked the way photo booths and the Polaroid’s front flash looked”. She explained how Warhol’s adoption of the Polaroid camera revealed his process. According to Wilkins, Warhol was able to reproduce the Polaroid photograph and create an enlargement of it, which he then could use to commit the image to the silk screen medium by applying paint or manipulating them further. One of the silk screens exhibited at USI this time was the Annie Oakley screen print called “Cowboys and Indians” from 1987.

Wilkins also said Warhol was both an artist and a businessperson. “As a way to commercialize his work, he would make a blue Marilyn and a pink Marilyn and a yellow Marilyn, and then you could pick your favorite color and buy that. It was a very practical salesman approach to his work. He was very prolific but very business minded about that.”

“He wanted to be rich and famous and he made lots of choices to go that way”, Wilkins said.

It’s Warhol. He is a legend.

Kiara Perkins, a second year USI art major, admitted she was willing to skip class Thursday night to attend the opening exhibit but then circumstances allowed for her to attend the exhibit. Why did she so badly want to attend? “It’s Warhol. He is a legend.”

For Kevin Allton, a USI instructor in English, Warhol was also a legend. He said, “Andy Warhol was the center of the Zeitgeist for the 20th century and everything since. He is a post-modern diety.”

Allton said he had only seen the Silver Clouds installation before in film. The Silver Clouds installation were silver balloons blown up with helium, and those balloons filled one of the smaller rooms in the gallery. “I thought that in real life it was really kind of magical,” Allton said. “I smacked them around.”

Elements of the Zeitgeist were also playfully recreated on USI’s opening night. In her opening remarks for attendees, Waters pointed out those features to attendees, noting the touches of the Warhol Factory, or the studio where he worked, that were present around them. She pointed to the refreshment table with Campbell’s Soup served with “electric” Kool Aid and tables adorned with colorful gumball “pills”. The music in the background was from such bands as The Velvet Underground.

The big hit of the evening, Wikinews observed from the long line, was the Polaroid-room where attendees could wear a Warhol-like wig or don crazy glasses and have their own Polaroid taken. The Polaroids were ready in an instant and immediately displayed at the entry of the exhibit. Exhibit goers then became part of the very exhibit they had wanted to attend. In fact, many people Wikinews observed took out their mobiles as they left for the evening and used their own phone cameras to make one further record of the moment — a photo of a photo. Perhaps they had learned an important lesson from the Warhol exhibit that cultural events like these were ripe for use and reuse. We might even call these exit instant snap shots, the self selfie.

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Children enjoy interacting with the “Silver Clouds” at the Andy Warhol exhibit. Image: Snbehnke.

Kathryn Waters opens the Andy Warhol exhibit at USI. Image: Snbehnke.

At the Andy Warhol exhibit, hosts document all the names of attendees who have a sitting at the Polaroid booth. Image: Snbehnke.

Curator Kristin Wilkins shares with attendees the story behind his famous Polaroids. Image: Snbehnke.

A table decoration at the exhibit where the “pills” were represented by bubble gum. Image: Snbehnke.

Two women pose to get their picture taken with a Polaroid camera. Their instant pics will be hung on the wall. Image: Snbehnke.

Even adults enjoyed the “Silver Clouds” installation at the Andy Warhol exhibit at USI. Image: Snbehnke.

Many people from the area enjoyed Andy Warhol’s famous works at the exhibit at USI. Image: Snbehnke.

Katie Waters talks with a couple in the Silver Clouds area. Image: Snbehnke.

Many people showed up to the new Andy Warhol exhibit, which opened at USI. Image: Snbehnke.

At the exhibit there was food and beverages inspired to look like the 1960s. Image: Snbehnke.

A woman has the giggles while getting her Polaroid taken. Image: Snbehnke.

A man poses to get his picture taken by a Polaroid camera, with a white wig and a pair of sunglasses. Image: Snbehnke.

Finished product of the Polaroid camera film of many people wanting to dress up and celebrate Andy Warhol. Image: Snbehnke.

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