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Friday, December 29, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW - Best Of w/ Donald Watkins - Walter Banks - Paul Finebaum - Glenn Matthews. 12/29/06

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The Meck Radio Show - Best Of w/ Donald Watkins - Walter Banks - Paul Finebaum - Glenn Matthews. 12/29/06.
www.TheMeck.com Posted 12:22a.ct. Show Time: 52 Mins.

Meck Notes:

THE BEST OF SHOW.
Excerpts from past shows w/ Donald Watkins - Business Icon.
Walter Banks - The Most Powerful Man I Know.
Paul Finebaum - Writer and Talk Show Legend.
Glenn Matthews - Tour Mgr. for Lionel Richie.

Thanks Super Dave for putting these super cuts together in one show. It's noteworthy how one can trace the success of Donald Watkins and Paul Finebaum back to their childhood. The strong feelings of reverence and respect for their parents launched
them and still fuels them to greatness today.

No doubt, Walter Banks and Glenn Matthews have the most powerful gift of all .. serving others.
A rare trait indeed.
All four have blessed The Meck with their friendship and our listeners with unique insight and lasting inspiration.

Special Thanks to my engineer/producer David Strickland in New York. DLS Voice Productions. A Gifted and Creative Gem.
And Thanks to Jennifer, my dear and longtime friend in San Francisco, who keeps TheMeck.com up and running. She's a blessing.
Thanks BIG JIM Kearce for your Encouragement, Wisdom and Loyal Friendship. None Better.

THE MECK RADIO SHOW has listeners in Vietnam, Australia, England, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, South Africa and Singapore.
Thanks for listening across the pond. Plus in Canada.[ Edmonton and Toronto]
Like I always say .. 'This internet is quite the transmitter. '

Thanks for listening in ..
West: Northern Calif., San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Aspen and Oregon.
South-Mid West: Ft. Worth, Dallas, Houston, Tyler TX, Little Rock, Osage Bch MO, Wichita and Okl. City.
North-Northeast: New York, New Jersey, Mass, Ohio, Allentown PA, Detroit, and Minneapolis.

South: Florida, South Carolina, Nashville TN, Knoxville TN, Hendersonville NC, Raleigh NC, Charlotte NC,Atlanta, Mobile AL, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery, Auburn, Troy, Enterprise, Daleville, Dothan. And Tupelo, MS. [the birthplace of EAP - Elvis Aaron Presley.]

And the cities, states, and countries I didn't mention above .. Please let us know your hometown.
Thanks for logging on to THE MECK RADIO SHOW.

Thanks for your T I M E and 4warding the show link to your friends - worldwide.
Meck

on the net:
www.VoterNewsNetwork.com - Donald Watkins Publisher
www.TheChildrensBank.org - Donald Watkins Founder
www.Finebaum.com - Paul Finebaum Radio Network

Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.

Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Brother Johnny Fain. 12/28/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Brother Johnny Fain. 12/28/06.
www.TheMeck.com Posted 12:29a.ct. Show Time: 33 Mins.

Meck Notes:
Meck visits with his friend .. Brother Johnny Fain.
A Preacher who rides a Harley. One Cool Dude 4 Sure.
The man who loves people 'Just As They Are.' Including many outside his church.

We talk about loneliness and depression over the holidays and how you can have Hope.
Especially this week with the high suicide rate - just after Christmas.
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'Many are going thru a dark time during the glitter of the holidays.'
'It's real to those who are in the midst of it.' - Johnny Fain

Bro. Johnny talks about losing both his parents during the holiday season.
'It took me years to enjoy Christmas again.' - JF

' How do you come thru the reality of it all and escape darkness ?'
- 'What I think often controls the way I live. Your thought process turns inward.
You have thought yourself into that pattern.' - JF

- 'Loneliness is a state of mind.'
'We need to open our mind up and think on truth. What is real.'
'What God says about me. Wonderfully made. I'm OK. Not a Misfit.' - JF

- 'Thankful Where I am. What I have. Make a list. Be Thankful.
A spirit of Thankfulness enables me to receive events and heartaches.'
'Everything that comes into my life can help me.' - JF
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'Loneliness means turning inward. Thankfulness means turning outward.' - JF

Meck recalls Dr. Jack Llewellyn [ famed sports psychologist] telling him ..
'Make a list. Put down your assets and liabilities. Get back with me.'
I always found the pluses are so much more than the minuses.
If I ever focus there. - Meck

'The more you think about something .. The Larger it becomes.
Keep it where it really is.' - JF

'Embrace them and walk through it .. to travel out of it.' - JF

Bro Johnny shares about a lady who committed suicide.
[ Told by a professional] 'Suicide is when a person can see themselves
in a room where there is no way out [ except that door.]' - JF
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On reaching out.
'Love them. Don't preach to them or condemn. Spend time with them.
Pray for them. Let them know they're important.' - Johnny Fain.

'If you're lonely .. Make a list of Pros and Cons.
Be thankful. It's not as bad as you think it is.' - JF

'So important to include people into your world.'
'Start reaching out will help you get out of yourself.'
'Getting out there to help someone can help you.' - JF

Bro. Johnny talks about his love for alcoholics.
'Alcoholics are trying to cope just like anyone else on drugs.'
'After a while .. It grabs you.'
'My heart goes out to people who are trying to get their feet to the top of the wall.' - JF

'There's a power in God that can heal you and pull you thru.
Jesus said .. He came to deliver those in captivity.' - Johnny Fain

The Meck asked Bro. Johnny Fain to share today on our show
and to encourage others there is still hope. He did just that.
Thanks Bro. Johnny for your T I M E and reaching out to so many.
Even on your Harley w/ Debbie Fain. The Dynamic Duo.

Happy Birthday BIG JIM Kearce 12/29/06 [ 29 or 39]
Meck
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On the net: www.FBCDothan.org - Johnny Fain

Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.

Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

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T I M E spells L O V E

Friday, December 22, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Rick Stanley - Stepbrother of Elvis Presley. 12/22/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Rick Stanley - Stepbrother of Elvis Presley. 12/22/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 5:22a ct. Show Time: 50 Mins.
Dec. 20, 1994 - Rick Stanley Interv - Christmas at Graceland. An Evergreen Show. Timeless.

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Meck Notes:
Rick has been interviewed on Larry King, Geraldo, Oprah, Letterman, and Carson.
Rick shares with The Meck his thoughts on Christmas, growing up at Graceland, life with Elvis.
Plus his life changing experiences since Aug.16, 1977. Overcoming drugs/alcohol and having Hope.

Rick was born in Huntsville Al. in 1953. 2 brothers - Billy and David.
His mom, Dee Stanley, divorced their Dad, who had an alcohol problem.
The boys were in an orphanage in Va.

Elvis's mom, Gladys Presley, died in 1958.
Dee Stanley married Vernon Presley in 1960. 3 boys picked up in a limo at the orphanage
by Vernon and Dee. Pull up to Graceland.
'I felt like Fred Samford. Elizabeth .. This is the Big One.' - Rick Stanley

'It was close to this time of year. Christmas. We decorated Graceland.'
'First saw Elvis. He was listening to Gospel Music.'
'He knelt down and said. 'I've always wanted a little brother. Now I have 3.'
'He not only had room for me in his home .. He had room for me in his heart.' - RS
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'I was driven to school in a pink cadillac. Everyone asked me. What's Elvis like?'
'Even the teachers would call me out in the hall. Rick, What's Elvis really like?' - RS

Rick tells a moving story of when Elvis bought a cadillac for a black gentleman.
'Mr. Elvis', the kind man called him. 2 days later Elvis bought a cadillac for the man's wife.

'We were nocturnal. We had to go to the movies at midnite until 4 or 5am.'
'We slept during the day.' - RS

' Elvis's favorite football team was the Tide.'
'Got the 3 TV idea from Pres. Johnson.'
'We had 3 TV's .. to watch football.' - RS

'In Arkansas. Eating Breakfast. Hemroid commercial.'
'He got upset. Elvis killed another TV.' - RS
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at Christmas - ' We'd go to Bellevue Church to hear Dr. RG Lee and the music program.'
'It would cause a comotion.'
'How many people do you know that go to church .. not to be seen? '- RS

'We'd go to St. Judes hospital. I remember how he would light up a room.'
'The looks on the kids faces.' - RS

Why'd he give so much ? 'He didn't have anything when he was a kid.'
'He knew what it was to want.' - RS
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Rick Tells a caller on the show how he got off drugs.
'You need something outside your life. I gave my life to Christ. It changed me.'
'Define what friendship is about. Care enough to confront you.' - RS

'You either lead a life of Conviction or a Life of Convenience.'
'Even the wildest kids admire someone who has convictions.' - RS

'Behind every successful man .. is a surprised woman.' - RS
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Rick talks about a young girl, Robyn, who made an impact on his life.
The respect Elvis had for her. Flying her and family to Vegas concert for her graduation.
Rick married Robyn. They have 2 girls.

Rick re Lisa Marie. 'She was so much fun. Compassionate kid.'
re Priscilla. 'Terrific wife. If he'd listened to her, He'd probably still be here.'- Rick Stanley
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' More grateful the older I get. Grateful for friends that are trying to make a difference.'
'People have a straight-forward way of saying nothing.' - RS

Advice to kids ? 'You got a mom that cares .. Be Grateful.' - RS

' 10 lepers .. Only one came back. Only time Jesus was surprised.'
'We have a shock-proof savior.'
'Shocked at the lack of grattitude that only 1 came back.' - Rick Stanley

'You're never a poor man if you have friends.'
Show more grattitude to our friends.' - RS
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Talks about Lisa Marie marrying Michael Jackson.
'I've prayed every day for the last 17 years for Lisa Marie Presley, my niece.'
'If he's not the person he needs to be .. He doesn't need to worry about me.
Priscilla will take care of it.' - RS

Ricks shares about the battle for young people. Alcohol and Drugs.
He talks about his visits to schools.
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'Elvis was fascinated by the Police. Supported them in several ways.
Softball teams and when a family lost a loved one. He contributed a lot.' RS

'Only autograph Elvis ever asked for was Gen. Omar Bradley.' - RS

Concerts. [Backstage - Stones, Beatles, Led Zepplin - They were in awe of Elvis]
Las Vegas Hilton Concerts. Elvis walked thru the Hilton casino once.
Received a personal note from Conrad Hilton.
Backstage - Muhammad Ali gave Elvis a Robe. Ali asked Elvis - 'Have you ever seen
2 better looking men in your life?' - RS

'Elvis's favorite sports personalities - Gayle Sayers, Jim Brown, Howard Cosell.
And we always pulled for the Tide.' - RS

Remember .. 'It's Hip to be Straight. You don't have to have alcohol
and drugs to be happy.' - Rick Stanley

Thanks Rick for sharing your life story [with Elvis.] And giving us words of wisdom that still ring true today and give us hope. Especially those battling drugs and the No. 1 drug-alcohol.
Meck

on the net:
www.RickStanleyMinistries.com

Special Thanks to my engineer/producer David Strickland in New York. DLS Voice Productions.
And Thanks to Jennifer, who operates TheMeck.com.
She told us today, THE MECK RADIO SHOW has listeners in Vietnam, Australia, England,
Slovakia, Germany and Italy. Thanks for listening across the pond. Plus Canada.
Like I always say .. "This internet is quite the transmitter. "

Thanks for listening in ..
West - Northern Calif.,San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver and Aspen.
South-Mid West - Ft. Worth, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Osage Bch, Mo., Wichita and Okla. City.
North-Northeast - New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Allentown Pa., Detroit, and Minneapolis.

South - Florida, Nashville, Hendersonville NC, Raleigh NC, Atlanta, Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery,
Auburn, Daleville, Dothan. And Tupelo, Ms.[the birthplace of EAP - Elvis Aaron Presley.]
And the cities, states, and countries I didn't mention above .. Please let us know your hometown. Thanks for logging on to THE MECK RADIO SHOW.

Thanks for your T I M E and 4warding the show link to your friends - worldwide. Turn it up Baby.
FELIZ NAVIDAD.
Meck

Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.

Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.

Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

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T I M E spells L O V E

Thursday, December 21, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Rodney Stone - Movie Producer. 12/21/06 [Rewind - Rick Stanley]

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Rodney Stone - Movie Producer. 12/21/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 3:55a ct. Show Time: 36 Mins.
Meck Rewind - Dec. 20, 1994 - Rick Stanley Interv - Stepbrother of Elvis Presley.

Tomorrow's show - Christmas at Graceland. A replay of Rick talking about
his amazing life with Elvis. Moving Stories. Unforgettable.
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Meck Notes:
A visit with friend and Movie Producer - Rodney Stone.
Talks about Christmas memories in the Stone family.

Rodney shares about his appearance on' Designing Women.'
The call from Producer Harry Thomason and the Casting Director - to help cast the TV show.
' We need a bunch of nerds on the show.' Rodney was told and came thru.
' The It Man ' - ' One of the Top 10 all-time Designing Women Shows.'

Producer Harry Thomason called and told Rodney .. ' Watch Evening Shade tonite.'
Burt Reynolds said on the show: 'I'm Col. Rodney Stone.'

Harry is married to the gifted writer, Linda Bloodworth, who wrote 'Mash.'
Harry Thomason has produced Evening Shade, Designing Women, Hearts of Fire
and The Fall Guy years ago.[ and more]
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RODNEY - Grateful for his father R. O Stone.
'Every year .. You could count on him. Hear footsteps on the rooftop.
Sweet Angie would announce Santa's arrival. An Elf named 'Running Off ..' [God help us.]

Boys started singing at age 3, 4, and 5. Rodney - Randy - Rick. [The Stone Bros.]
' We sounded like Earth, Wind and Fire. Off Key.'
'From Jacksonville Fla. to Chattanooga [ in our station wagon] we'd listen to our
parents and sing Christmas Carols. Enthusiastic. Contagious.' - Rodney Stone.

Stone Brothers music avail. at www.PistolMovie.com
Check out the Acapebble CD. [ Acapella]

Rodney produced The Pistol Movie.
2 Diff. versions. The Rebound Edition [ 1992]
It sold in 60 foreign countries. No. 1 in Japan.

Rodney talks about Pete Maravich's widow .. Jackie.
An amazing, giving woman.
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His beautiful wife Tammie Stone. They met in Pauls Valley Ok.
'Married her when she was 16. 4 beautiful children.'
Meck asks Rodney ..' Did Tammie have her contacts out when she met you ?'
Rodney tells about Tammie - 'The Shot Lady' saving The Meck one nite.
She is a sweetheart. No Doubt.

'I appreciated what Donald Watkins said, a man who has accomplished everything.'
'Most important thing to me is my children and family.' [ Interv 12/12/06.]

Rodney sings .. I'll be home For Christmas and Blue, Blue Christmas. [ snippets]
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Meck Rewind - Dec. 20, 1994 - Rick Stanley Interv .. Stepbrother of Elvis Presley.
Rick has been interviewed on Larry King, Geraldo, Oprah, Letterman, and Carson.

' More grateful the older I get. Grateful for friends that are trying to make a difference.'
'People have a straight-forward way of saying nothing.' - Rick Stanley.

Advice to kids ? 'You got a mom that cares .. Be Grateful.' - Rick Stanley

' 10 lepers .. Only one came back. Only time Jesus was surprised.'
'We have a shock-proof savior.'
Shocked at the lack of grattitude that only 1 came back.' - Rick Stanley

'You're never a poor man if you have friends.'
Show more grattitude to our friends.' - RS
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Talks about Lisa Marie marrying Michael Jackson.
'I've prayed every day for the last 17 years for Lisa Marie Presley, my niece.'
'If he's not the person he needs to be .. He doesn't need to worry about me.
Priscilla will take care of him.' - RS

Ricks shares about the battle for young people. Alcohol and Drugs.
He talks about his visits to schools.

Thanks Rodney Stone for your laughter and wonderful memories. [ even your singing]
Thanks Rick Stanley for your words of wisdom that still ring true today and give us hope.
Meck

on the net:
www.PistolMovie.com

www.RickStanleyMinistries.com

Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.

Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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and forward the page to your friends.

Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.

Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

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T I M E spells L O V E

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Eddie Carswell - The Christmas Shoes. 12/20/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Eddie Carswell - The Christmas Shoes / NewSong 12/20/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted: 2:09a ct. [ Show Time: 31 Mins]
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We re-visit this interv. just several days before Christmas Eve.
Be sure and share this show with a friend over the holidays.
Reach out and touch someone's life. Give them your T I M E.
The week after Christmas is the highest week of suicides all year.
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"Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight."
Chorus - The Christmas Shoes
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Meck Notes: Open the show with my close friend - BIG JIM Kearce.
Big Jim was very touched by the Paul Finebaum Interv. [ 12/19/06.]
'I've been hearing Paul for sometime. Paul is very clever .. and tight when he needed to be.'

'Never suspected there was the other side you showed us [in the interview.] '
' He's talented and very bright. The other side .. very warm and compassionate.
He has great love and respect for his parents. '

'That's why I was fond of Elvis. His love and respect for his parents.
Paul has that same soft side. A big reason for Paul's success is the discipline
and the love that came from his mother and father.' - Big Jim Kearce
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Thoughts on Eddie Carswell and The Christmas Shoes.

'Mr. Carswell is a phenominal writer. '
'His song Christmas Shoes talks about people who are hurting .. reaching out ..
and the joy of giving.' - Jim Kearce

This amazing song reminds us of a man who was so wrapped up in chasing the American dream - money. And how a little boy taught him about lasting fortune.
The man is standing in line on Christmas Eve - last minute shopping.
Also standing in line, is a little boy, buying some shoes for his dying Mama.
He gets to the cashier and doesn't have enough money for his Mama's shoes.
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size.
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An Interview with Songwriter EDDIE CARSWELL of NewSong.
Eddie wrote the No. 1 Hit - Christmas Shoes. Sung by Billy Goodwin.
[ Both are founders of the group NewSong 25 years ago]

This touching song went to No. 1 on the charts [ Christmas 2000]
in just 3 weeks. Tying Butterfly Kisses as the fastest to hit No. 1 in Billboard History.

It also inspired The Book - Christmas Shoes .. a New York Times Best Seller.
Plus the CBS Movie - Christmas Shoes .. starring Rob Lowe.

New Release by NewSong - The Christmas Hope CD.
NEW Acoustic String Version - The Christmas Shoes.

www.NewSongOnline.com
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In Jan. 2000 .. Eddie and Meck visited backstage re TIME [sharing their thoughts.]
Eddie Carswell wrote the inspiring theme song T I M E spells LOVE .. [for the Meck]

Eddie says regarding T I M E [ especially re children]
' Don't tell me how much you love me .. if you can't spend time with me.'

Thanks Eddie for your T I M E thru the years and writing this wonderful song.
We appreciate your interview also.
Meck
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Coming up soon on The Meck Radio Show ..

The best manager in Baseball - Bobby Cox.
Golfer/Announcer - Bobby Clampett of CBS and TNT.
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Meck

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Newsong
The Christmas Shoes

It was almost Christmas time, there I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two, not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes

His clothes were worn and old, he was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Chorus:
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "Son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said Mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do,
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes

So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
I'll never forget the look on his face when he said
Mama's gonna look so great

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

Bridge:
I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about

Repeat Chorus
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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Paul Finebaum - Writer and Talk Show Legend. 12/19/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Paul Finebaum - Writer and Talk Show Legend. 12/19/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 4:55a ct. Show Time: 45 Mins.

Meck Notes:
Meck visits with his friend .. Paul Finebaum.
An in-depth interview with the host of The Finebaum Radio Network.
Re article on Football in Alabama: The New York Times called Finebaum:
'The State's most influential sports columnist and talk show host.'
Fans read Finebaum and listen all over the south and the country. www.Finebaum.com
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Finebaum shares about his father. 'We were like best friends.'
' First memory ..'Playing out in the front yard with the ball.'
'Age 7 or 8 - We lived in Memphis - drove 500 miles to Chicago for my first Major League game.' - PF

'Sports was our life. He took me to Yankee Stadium when I was 10 or 11.'
"I could probably tell you more about what I did with my Dad [when I was 8]
than yesterday's talk show.' - Paul Finebaum
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' My mother was the drill sergeant.'
' She took me to my little league games. I played every sport. Not sure I was good at any.'
' Her role really took off when I was 15.' [ Dad died]

'She taught me a little humility . Don't take yourself so seriously.'
Finebaum talks about their close friendship ..
Her calling him many times in a press box in the deep south.

He got his up-front honesty from his mom.
'There was room for discussion I guess .. unless my mother was talking.' - PF

''I'm almost a mix of both. Brutal honesty of my mother.
Suttleness, sense of humor, low key, from my Dad. I think it works.' - Paul Finebaum.

Remarkable story from Paul re his Mother. [Just before flying to New York.]
[ Ignoring reminder note to cut grass] 'You are not leaving until you cut the grass Paul.'
'I took off my maroon polyester suit and cut the grass.'
' I learned .. No matter how important you think you are ..
You are not more important than your mother's admonitions.' - PF
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Meck asks Paul .. What's it like to have so many people dislike you?
' For a while you thrive on it. You do get sick of being hated.'
' It's taught me a lot about life.' I've learned from it.
You learn to take the flattery with the criticism.' - Paul Finebaum

Enjoy Most .. Writing or being a talk show host?
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Paul talks about his memories of Coach Bryant. A classic John Forney conversation.
[Interv. with Coach Bryant every week.]
The day after he died. Visiting his office. Coach Bryant's secretary. The telephone message in his box.
'The best story sometimes is away from the brightest lights and people.' - PF

Riding in the funeral procession from Tuscaloosa to Elmwood. [ Reporting for the Post-Herald]
'Witnessed The Most Extrordinary 45-50 mins. I've ever had. The throngs of people.'
'Talking into a tape recorder .. tears rolling down my cheeks. Like everyone - crying my eyes out.' - PF

Since Coach Bryant and Coach Stallings ..
What's missing most from Alabama football - the last 10 years?
' Commitment to Excellence.'
' Coaching Staff, Media, Fans find excuses .. instead of demanding and expecting the best. Lowered their standard.' - PF

Fav Interv ? ' One is Arnold Palmer.' - 1984 PGA Championship [35-40 min. interv.]
Football - ' Eddie Robinson. He isn't appreciated enough.' - PF
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On Donald Watkins: 'Probably the smartest and most interesting man I've ever met.'
' Dream foursome .. Tiger and Donald. He's never played. I could take his money.'

' Everytime I'm around him [Donald] .. I'm mesmerized.'
'He has the Charisma of the greatest evangelist. The Wit of a comedian.
The Passion of a motivational speaker. The quiet Charm of an every day guy.
Merge that together and you have a Real Genius.' - Paul Finebaum.

Paul talks about dinner with Spurrier and Pat Sullivan and their Heisman discussion.

Golf - ' Go out there and everything else seems secondary.'
'I play with my wife because no one else will play with me.'
'She's never heard of the rules of golf.' - PF
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Your callers. Christmas present for Shane ?
' For my own sanity - A Rag. He's funny. He knows everything.'

I-Man ?' I admire a guy who will call every day and get pummeled. He's loyal.'
Jim from Tuscaloosa ? 'The Best Caller in Radio. Passion. Intelligence. 150 mph at all times.' - PF

Music .. ? Lionel Richie .. Phil Collins .. Neil Young .. Bruce Springsteen.
Music with a message. - PF

' If the radio gig doesn't work out .. I'm thinking about being a Hip-Hop star.'
- Paul Finebaum.

Thanks Paul for your honesty and insight.
Thanks for your T I M E and taking us way behind the microphone.
Meck
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Friday, December 15, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ David Strickland and The Meck 12/15/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ David Strickland and The Meck. 12/15/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:24a ct. Show Time: 28 Mins.
Meck Rewind - w/ Don Sutton - Hall Of Famer

Meck Notes:
David Strickland/DLS Voice Productions is producer/engineer of The Meck Radio Show.
Super Dave is the voice of The Meck Radio Show/Promos.
No doubt. He has amazing gifts/talent.

Open with Congrats to Abby Bowen on her graduation today from Auburn.
She's a sweetheart and brilliant. Abby's plans ? To be a Surgical Physician Assistant.
Congrats to Wesley Fain - graduating from Montevallo today.
Never made even a B in 4 years [ Business School.] Only a few have ever reached that goal.
Wesley starts with The Cochran Firm on Monday.
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Talked about my friend Harrison Parrish/co-founder of Movie Gallery and his
compliments re the amazing Walter Banks.
"What a great Bio ... incredible. I would not know WB if he sat down beside me,
but this testament to his actions would make him welcome in any place .. including Heaven." - Harrison Parrish.

Plus Chris Fox and her grattitude for the treasure .. Walter Banks.
"Great story!! I wanted to cry because Walter is so special the times we were with him.
You found a treasure!! Thanks for sharing his story." - Chris Fox
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Super Dave and The Meck visit about the upcoming Super Bowl in Miami.
Jim Nantz/CBS announcing the game.
Billy Joel singing The National Anthem.
The halftime show with Prince. - ' Honey I Know Times Are Changin. '

Plus how the grass is grown for the Super Bowl game.
Did you know the field/turf is grown at another location and trucked in ?
Ed Mangan .. The Dr. of Grass from Turner Field also grows the Super Bowl Field.
Ed is the Best .. He could grow beautiful grass on any surface .. including I - 85.
He's a tremendous talent and a wonderful friend.
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Fav Music Meck ?? Stones .. Brad Delp/Boston .. Bryan Adams .. Lionel .. Stevie Nicks.

Reflections on Walter Banks and Donald Watkins.

SD - Meeting Chipper Jones in Dothan with Mike Mordecai - mid 90's.
SD - " My favorite memory is meeting Don Sutton."
Thoughts on Hall Of Famer Don Sutton.

SD - Bob Nightengale talking about his Hall of Fame ballot - Tony Gwynn.
Meck - Shagging for Tony Gwynn at Shea Stadium. Always hit at 2:30.
[Hanging with Tim Teufel and Craig Lefferts.]

A Meck Rewind w/ Don Sutton - 1995 interv. on the Hall Of Fame.

Tip of the week .. Be sure and listen to the Walter Banks 12/14/06
and Donald Watkins 12/12/06 interviews. Both will impact your life.
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Walter Banks - The Most Powerful Man I Know. 12/14/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Walter Banks - The Most Powerful Man I Know. 12/14/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:06a ct. Show Time: 39 Mins.

Meck Notes:
An Interview with Walter Banks - The Most Powerful Man I Know.
Why ? Because Walter Banks is a Servant. Reaching Out To Everyone He Meets.
Walter has become a Legend by Serving Others.

Since 1966 Walter Banks has been with the Atlanta Braves ..
serving as the Executive Usher for the Owners Box.[ Aisle 107-Turner Field]
He serves Presidents, Business Leaders, Players and every day People/Fans.
Walter Banks, a servant and treasure, known and loved by so many.

Many children, even Grandma and Grandpa all run up to see Walter Banks
and be near this man of compassion who makes everyone feel special.
Everyone wants to give Walter their favorite number and hear history unfold.
Walter can relate any number to baseball and life.

For the last 48 years .. Walter has worked in the mail room at Rich's [ now Macy's.]
[Walter Banks - Only person I know to hold the same 2 jobs [ both for 40 and 48 years.]

Plus .. Walter is also the greeter for the Ga. Dome Press Box - checking credentials.
[And Walter works the gate at Ga. Tech basketball games.]
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Since 1966 and the Braves 1st pitch .. Walter has worked over 3 thousand games.
Missed about 10. One was Apr. 27, 2003 when he shot a Commercial with President Carter in Plains.
[ Promoting Hospitality in Plains.] [Aired on Fox Sports Net South.]
Commercial Co-ordinated by Glen Serra. Produced by The Meck.

Closing line in commercial: [on the porch - ice tea - rocking chairs.]
President Carter: ' Walter .. When we're at the Braves game, You take great care of us.
When You're in Plains .. We enjoy taking care of you.'
Walter replies: ' I love it in Plains .. Mr. President.'

Link to commercial story www.TheMeck.com [Walter - Pres. Carter photo]

In 2002 - Walter Banks was elected into " The Georgia Hospitality Hall of Fame."
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Today's Interview ..
Walter talks about then owner Ted Turner and his kindness.
Also talks about Jane Fonda. His trips to their Montana ranch.
re Ted's success - ' He never overlooks little people.' - Walter Banks

His feelings about President Carter and the TV commercial.

Talks about Bobby Cox and wife Pam.
How Bobby always has T I M E for Walter and the fans.
' He's very, very approachable.- WB

Walter shares about his visit with the CEO of Delta Airlines.
Re CEO's - 'They don't look down and around. They look right at you.' - WB

Walter talks about Hospitality and how much he enjoys helping feed the needy
and homeless on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and MLK Day at Turner Field.
' That could be me. Make 'em feel like ladies and gentlemen.
What is one day out of 365 ?'
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Walter talks about his upcoming visit to Dothan, Al - Jan. 21, 2007 - Sun Morn.
at First Baptist with Pastor Johnny Fain. Walter's topic ? Serving Others.
[ This is a unique opportunity for Baseball fans to meet Walter.]

On meeting Pastor Fain .. ' What I picked up about him ?
When you sit on a stove .. It doesn't take long to know it's hot.
I knew right off the bat I liked him. He's in the right profession.' - Walter Banks

Re friends Clay and Abby Bowen visiting .. ' I had my picture made with them.
I asked her for her autograph.' - Walter Banks

Re his friend .. The late Annie Lee Cherry of Dothan. [She visited Walter many times with her family.]
'She was a real ambassador of good will. One time she couldn't make it down to see me.
So she sent word for me to please come see her. - Walter Banks

Walter's thoughts on serving: [ excerpts]
' Enjoy people. You don't get somewhere by yourself. Every spoke in the wheel is important.
I'm just so proud to be here. I wanna be here.
If I could just learn one thing a day.' - Walter Banks

Thanks Walter for inspiring us all to be a servant.
No doubt .. that's where you find everlasting fame and fortune.
My life and countless others will never be the same because we met you.
Meck

Before you listen to the interv with Walter .. A final thought.
Any guess what the owner's suite [by the dug-out] was renamed last year ??
The Walter Banks Suite.
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer. 12/13/06

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www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:13a ct. Show Time: 27 Mins.

Meck Notes:
An interview with my friend Bob Nightengale - USA Today Baseball Writer.
Bob talks about the winter meetings in Orlando and the free agent spending for players who are not big-names.

' Big-Time Money for being mediocre free agents. Lot of GM's never seen anything like it.'
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Meck ask Bob about the Braves letting Marcus Giles go and what's going to happen to Tim Hudson?

Everybody seems to have money except the Braves.
Why is it they are always in a crunch while everyone else has monopoly money for average players ??
' It doesn't make sense. Every club is making a killing these days.'

Bob talks about even Tampa Bay making $30 million and Minnesota's $70 million payroll.
[comparing it to the Braves $80 mil payroll.]
Plus Oakland having money to spend on Piazza - 8 Million.]
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Doesn't Schuerholz's [ the GM] stance re not giving Players a no-trade clause hurt the Braves .. ?

Meck note: The word was John Schuerholz was planning on retiring about 4 years ago.
Turner was bought by Time Warner .. the stock fell from the mid 50's to the teens.
[ hurting everyone's retirement]
Is Schuerholz hanging on and riding his tenure into the sunset [with his non-aggressive approach] ?

Can you believe the Braves didn't even make Tom Glavine an offer ?
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' 80 million was a nice payroll 3 or 4 years ago. Today .. it's middle of the pack or lower.'
'The Mets Payroll is 120 million. The 1st time ever the Braves payroll is 40 million less.' - Bob Nightengale
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What have you heard about Javy Lopez and his future ?
'Piazza just signed for 8.5 million. I can't believe that Javy is worth that much less than Piazza.'

Tell us about the Japanese player [ Matsuzaka] and the negotiations with the Red Sox
[ 100 million.]

Where will Barry Zito end up ??
Rocket - Man Roger Clemens .. ?

Bob shares with us his Hall of Fame Ballot .. Tony Gwynn .. Cal Ripken .. ?
Meck and Bob talk about the one and only Tony Gwynn.

Thanks Bob for your T I M E and insight on The Meck Radio Show.
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen - www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Donald Watkins - Business Icon. 12/12/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Donald Watkins - Business Icon. 12/12/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:21a ct. Show Time: 46 Mins.

Meck Notes:
A visit with friend and Business Icon - Donald Watkins.
An in-depth interview with Longtime Attorney and Business Leader/Billionaire from Alabama.

Early 1950's .. Montgomery Al.
Donald's father, Levi Watkins, an educator, later became Pres.of Alabama State University.

Donald shares what it was like having Martin Luther King as his pastor at Dexter Ave.
" He was my pastor .. my Sunday School teacher and my BTU teacher on Sunday aft." - DW
" Rosa Parks was one of my mom's best friends." - DW

Learned from Pastor King and the teachings.
' Always Look For The Good In People.
If We Communicate Often Enough .. We will learn we have more in common than differences.' - DW
--

' My real life heroes were my mother and father.'
'Out of the 6 billion people on the planet ..
The 6 children of Levi and Lillian Watkins are the only 6 people
on the planet to hold that certificate of birth.' - Donald Watkins
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' When some people focus on the dark side of our American history ..
I focus on the total side of it.
I need to know the total history.' - DW

' Remove the artificial limitations ..
The only things that limit you are talent, ability and drive.' - DW
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On Success ..
'My story has been the story of a larger community.
There are always people of good will who will invest in you.'

" Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. "

"The only asset that means anything to me are my kids and my family."
' Things cannot love you.
Some people confuse the accumalation of things with the accumalation of love.' - Donald Watkins.
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Thanks Donald for sharing with us about fortune and fame that lasts forever.
Meck

On the net:
www.VoterNewsNetwork.com - Donald Watkins Publisher

www.TheChildrensBank.org - Donald Watkins Founder
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An Amazing and Inspiring story regarding Donald Watkins and his family.
" Watkins hopes to make successful family an empire "
Written by Bob Nightengale USA TODAY - Jan. 29, 2002.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bbw/2002-01-30/2002-01-30-watkins.htm
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen - www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Friday, December 08, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ BIG JIM Kearce and The Meck 12/08/06

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www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:11a ct. Show Time: 34 Mins.

Meck Notes ..
10:43 - Thurs. Nite
I read the breaking news on www.Finebaum.com
" Rodriguez agrees to become Alabama's next football coach" - Birmingham News link]
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BIG JIM Kearce - A longtime friend/guest visits with The Meck.
Of Note: Jim Kearce played football for the Garnett and Gold.
An FSU alumn and longtime season ticket holder.

Jim Kearce shares his thoughts on Dick Meckley.
Singing Amazing Grace w/ John McKay. [Memorial Service - 17th green - TPC Sawgrass.]
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Jim Kearce talks about his friend - Bobby Bowden.
1962 - Jim enrolled at Cumberland Law School.
Bobby Bowden [ Head Football Coach ] at Samford University in Birmingham.

Bobby: 'Jim .. Did you know that your alma - mater [ FSU] has offered me a job ?'
[ Bobby was asked by Coach Bill Peterson to work with the receivers. - FSU]

Big Jim calls Dean Stone - FSU.

Jim: ' Bobby .. Dean Stone, [Chair - Athletic Council] said Tell him to
sit steady in the boat for 36 hrs.'

Headlines:[ Post-Herald] " Bowden leaves Samford for FSU"
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re Bobby Bowden - staying as FSU Coach.

" Some have forgotten where we have come from." - Jim Kearce.

" Nobody has done more for that university [ FSU] on any level than Bobby Bowden."- Jim Kearce
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ALL-TIME Wins: Bowden 365. Paterno 362. Bryant 323.

" I have a feeling that Bobby Bowden will win 400 games before he leaves FSU
and put it [ 400 ] out of reach." - Jim Kearce

Really .. ?
[That would be 4 years. Averaging 9 wins a season.]

'" Bobby Bowden thinks Paul Bryant is the greatest coach of all-time." - Jim Kearce
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Jim talks about his cousin Dixie Howell .. The famed Quarterback at Alabama in the 30's.
' Howell to Hudson.' The other end was Paul Bryant.
Grantland Rice gave Millard Howell his nickname -" Dixie."
Bama at Fordham game -Yankee Stadium.

Jim - a personal story re Coach Bryant helping him connect in New York.

Thanks Big Jim for giving us your thoughts and unique stories.
We appreciate you and your TIME.
Meck
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Interviews with Donald Watkins - Business Icon.
Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

TheMeck.com

Thursday, December 07, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Producer David Strickland and The Meck 12/07/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ David Strickland and The Meck 12/07/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 12:55a ct. Show Time: 28 Mins.

Meck Notes ..
David Strickland - Production Guru and Engineer of The Meck Radio Show
talks with The Meck about his Passion for production and his Studio in New York.
Tells us how he Writes and Voices Commercials nationwide from his computer/studio.

Shares his insight on computers/audio. The impact on communications.
Moving Files and Uploading.

Also .. How he puts the shows together on his computer and gets them ready
for www.TheMeck.com every weekday.

David Strickland worked with the Meck in the 90's when the show pulled a 35 share at nite.
Thanks to Super Dave's talents we are back smokin like a fajita .. streaming audio from Jerusalem
to Beverly Hills and Panama City to New York [ as Big Jim says] on the net.
There may be someone who can top Dave's production but certainly not his Creativity and Passion.

The Meck is grateful for his longtime friend Jennifer Selke who takes care of his website.
She spent hours teaching the Meck how to get started on the site with audio.
Jennifer has made it happen and keeps the site up and running. She's a blessing.
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Dave Strickland interviews the Meck about networking.
Who influenced you to get into radio ?

They talk about the sudden death of Meck's mom years ago.
Her impact on his life and how it changed him forever.

Plus .. How will you be remembered ..?
What will they say about you or me when we die ..?

Will they say anything at all .. ?
Meck
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DLS Voice Productions
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Coming up soon on The Meck Radio Show ..
Interviews with Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.

Plus .. Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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and forward the page to your friends.

Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.

Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Glenn Matthews - Tour Manager for Lionel Richie 12/06/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Glenn Matthews - Tour Manager for Lionel Richie 12/06/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:31a ct. Show Time: 35 Mins.

Meck Notes ..
An in-depth interview with longtime friend GLENN MATTHEWS - Tour Manager for Lionel Richie.
We visited just moments before he departed for London.

Glenn talks about the upcoming Lionel tour in Europe.
He and The Meck reflect on Lionel's recent concerts in Montgomery and Atlanta.
[The Montgomery show was a benefit for Tuskegee University.]

Glenn shares his personal thoughts on Lionel Richie and what it's like to tour the world with this music legend. A thoughtful man who always includes his friends and family.

Reflections on the amazing lead singer .. Brad Delp of Boston and his T I M E for others/every day people.
[Definitely .. More Than a Feeling ]
Thoughts back to the Javy Lopez / Brad Delp visits in Atlanta and Dothan Al.

Glenn and Meck talk about Music's Best Tour Manager. The one and only Marty Hom.
A wonderful friend who has always included The Meck since 1989.
Also .. thoughts on the remarkable Stevie Nicks and her kindness.

Glenn shares some unforgettable stories about his experiences as a tour manager.
We appreciate this interview and taking us backstage.
Thanks for your T I M E Glenn .. thru the years.
Meck
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Lionel Richie's official website
www.IslandRecords.com
Go to Artists link.

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Coming up soon on The Meck Radio Show ..
Interviews with Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.

Plus .. Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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and forward the page to your friends.

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Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Bob Howell - WSFA Ch. 12 .. 12/05/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Bob Howell - News Anchor - WSFA Ch. 12 ..12/05/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:07a ct. Show Time: 32 Mins.
Meck Rewind - Interview w/ Bob Costas.

Meck Notes: An Interview with BOB HOWELL.
Longtime News Anchor of WSFA Ch. 12 - Montgomery Al.
Meck visits with his friend re Bob's favorite Interviews.
Plus The Internet and it's impact on the Communications world.

Bob Howell started in the Radio and TV business way back when. [ in LA]
He worked with The Meck's Dad .. Dick Meckley.
www.WSFA.com - An awesome website and a Meck Favorite.
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The Meck Radio Show - Rewind.
Interview with famed broadcaster Bob Costas [ May 1994.]
Bob talks about spending time with his kids and how fortunate he is.
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Coming up soon on The Meck Radio Show ..
Interviews with Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon.
The best manager in Baseball - Bobby Cox.

Plus .. We'll visit with Golfer/Announcer Bobby Clampett of CBS and TNT.
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Bookmark the page in your favorites and forward to your friends.

Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.

Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com


T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Monday, December 04, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Eddie Carswell - The Christmas Shoes / NewSong 12/04/06

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Eddie Carswell - The Christmas Shoes / NewSong 12/04/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 12:36a ct. [ Show Time 33 Mins]

Meck Notes: An Interview with Songwriter EDDIE CARSWELL of NewSong.
Eddie wrote the No. 1 Hit - Christmas Shoes. Sung by Billy Goodwin.
[ Both are founders of the group NewSong 25 years ago]

This touching song went to No. 1 on the charts [ Christmas 2000]
in just 3 weeks. Tying Butterfly Kisses as the fastest to hit No. 1 in Billboard History.

It also inspired The Book - Christmas Shoes .. a New York Times Best Seller.
Plus the CBS Movie - Christmas Shoes .. starring Rob Lowe.

New Release by NewSong - The Christmas Hope CD.
NEW Acoustic String Version - The Christmas Shoes.

www.NewSongOnline.com
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Coming up soon on The Meck Radio Show ..
Interviews with Paul Finebaum - Talk Show Host.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon.
The best manager in Baseball - Bobby Cox.

Plus .. We'll visit with Golfer/Announcer Bobby Clampett of CBS and TNT.
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Meck

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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

Listen @ www.TheMeck.com

T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

www.TheMeck.com

Friday, December 01, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer 12/01/2006

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer .. 12/01/06.
www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:38a ct. [Show Time: 33 mins]

Meck Notes .. Today's Guest - BOB NIGHTENGALE .. USA TODAY Baseball Writer.
His thoughts on Bobby Cox .. Andruw Jones .. Gary Sheffield and Barry Bonds.
Plus .. Will Glavine finally return home to the Braves ?

" Bobby Cox is the greatest manager in baseball history. " - Bob Nightengale.
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PLUS .. Bob Nightengale and The Meck discuss DONALD WATKINS.
The Business Icon and his quest to acquire a Major League Baseball Team.
Will Donald Watkins be baseball's first black owner .. ?

Bob and The Meck share their personal thoughts on Donald Watkins.
His impact on People and History.
Is Donald interested in purchasing the Atlanta Braves .. ?

" I think baseball needs Donald more than Donald needs baseball." - Bob Nightengale.

Donald Watkins would be a perfect match for the
Atlanta Braves .. MLB .. Fans .. Atlanta and History. - The Meck

" Donald Watkins should be given the chance to buy the Braves."- The Meck
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Meck

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW Is On The Internet .. Interv w/ Rodney Stone. 11/30/2006

The Meck Radio Show Is On The Internet .. Thursday Nov. 30th. [posted 2:05am ct.]
@ www.TheMeck.com.

Today's Guest - RODNEY STONE .. Movie Producer.

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The Meck Radio Show .. Weekdays @ TheMeck.com.
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Meck

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

THE MECK RADIO SHOW Starts Thursday .. NOV 30

The Meck Radio Show starts Thursday .. NOV. 30th
@ www.TheMeck.com.

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Meck

The Meck Radio Show .. Weekdays @ TheMeck.com

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Meck's Reply to Boston Herald column re Javy Lopez and Red Sox

Posted - Aug 5, 2006 - 9:05p
www.TheMeck.com - THE MECK REPORT


----- Original Message -----
From: The Meck
To: sbuckley@bostonherald.com
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2006 5:01 PM
Subject: Fw: BostonHerald.com - Herald Sports Columnists: Lopez forced to learn on the job in debut .. Aug 5, 2006 - 1:12a .. Steve Buckley


Excerpt from Steve Buckley Column
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After Lopez held his media session yesterday afternoon and walked down a hallway for a meeting with his new pitchers, I posed that very question to him: Could there be a scenario by which Varitek signals pitch selections to Lopez from the dugout?

“I really doubt it,” Lopez said.

Again, one has to admire the man’s confidence. Yet the question lingers: If the down-for-the-count, going-nowhere-fast, fourth-place-forever Baltimore Orioles decided they couldn’t afford to put Javy Lopez behind the plate, what does that say about the postseason-mandated Red Sox?
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Steve .. It says what most baseball fans and writers know and have known for many years.
The Orioles are losers on the field guided by the most dysfunctional front office in baseball.
The Red Sox are winners on the field working with a bright, aggressive front office.
All on the same page together led by Theo .. the best GM in the game.

You should know that Javy Lopez has a stellar resume at age 35.

- Javy was the Braves starting catcher for 9 straight years 1995 - 2003.
All Division Titles.
No catcher in ML History has ever accomplished that feat.

- A World Series title in 1995.

- Javy was the NLCS MVP in 1996 .. [ batting .542 with 6 RBI ]

- Javy Lopez - A Total of 60 Post-season games

7 Lg Division series

6 Lg Championship series

2 World Series

Total of 15 Postseason Series
278 batting avg. [in 60 games ] 205 AB - 10 Postseason HR's
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- 3 Time All-Star

- Battery Mate of 3 Cy Young Winners.

Javy caught Glavine's Cy Young winning season of 1998 [ 20 - 6]
and Smoltz's Cy Young Season of 1996 - 24 wins.
Plus Maddux's Cy Year of 1995 [ 19 wins]
That's 3 Cy Young Winners Javy has caught in his career.

- FOUR 20 Game Winners
Javy has been the battery mate of Four 20 game winners.
Smoltz in 1996
Denny Neagle in 1997
Glavine in 1998 and 2000

- In 2003, Javy hit 43 HR's .. [42 as a catcher ]
Setting the ML Record for HR's in a single season by a catcher.

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Steve .. Can you name a catcher [in the last 10 years]
who's caught more 20 game winners [ 4] and Cy Young winners [3] than Javy Lopez ??

Javy is second only to Jorge Posada in Post-season games caught [ last 10 years]
Posada with 88 .. Javy with 60. Varitek with 39.
Post-season Batting avgs? Javy is batting .278. Varitek is batting .254. Posada at .222

The career stats and record achievement speak LOUDER than anyone.
The Red Sox know, the fans know, and I can assure you Varitek knows ..
and you should also, Steve.

You should answer your question you posed to your readers with a follow up column ..
and let them know .. you know the real Javy Lopez.

Steve .. Do your readers a big favor and give them the facts.

I guarantee you .. Javy will be a big favorite with the players and the fans.
Just watch.

Thanks Steve

Meck [ in the real LA - Lower Al - Dothan]
The Proud Home of Haywood Sullivan

www.TheMeck.com

http://sports.bostonherald.com/sportsColumnists/view.bg?articleid=151476

Saturday, May 06, 2006

LANDON MEETS BOBBY COX .. ALSO A STUDIO VISIT WITH ERNIE JOHNSON JR.

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posted www.TheMeck.com - photo courtesy.

THE MECK REPORT .. May 6, 2006 - 2:52pm - updated.
" The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."
More scoop than Baskin Robbins / More up-to-date than yesterday's newspaper.

LANDON MEETS BOBBY COX .. ALSO A STUDIO VISIT WITH ERNIE JOHNSON JR.
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Meck Notes ..

Bobby Cox - The Great Encourager and BEST Mgr. in the game.
His people and leadership skills are off the charts .. maybe only equaled by Coach Bear Bryant.
Bobby Cox knows the game .. but knowing people is his Number 1 attribute.

Bobby Cox has always treated me with respect and always made me feel welcome.
He's a great listener .. and I believe he could even encourage me to hit 300 ..
even though I can only play my radio.

If you're down .. There's no better friend to talk with than Bobby Cox. He's a real blessing.
Often I've said to Bobby .. If I ever go to the electric chair .. I want to have my last meal with you.
At least I'll have a smile on my face and feel good about it.
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Flashback to 1974 my senior year at Dothan High School.
Our Quarterback was Number 9 - Phillip Brazell .. He could flat play.
What an Incredible arm. The same can be said of his son Landon.
Incredible arm and can run like the wind. [He can still throw a football 75 yards in the air.]
A great Quarterback/Athlete at DHS just like his Dad.

Landon pitched for Alabama and Troy.
He signed with the Marlins, summer of 2005 and pitched for Mike Mordecai
in Jamestown, New York and late 2005 for the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
I interviewed him at the Homerun Derby [in Dothan] Feb. 2006 with his mom, Susan.

The Marlins released him in late March 2006.
His mother called me .. A wonderful mom.
I thought a lot of Landon's Dad - Phillip .. now in heaven.
I wanted to reach out and help.

He was going to 'get a job' like most people were telling him.
But I told Landon .. " You've got a job .. You're a baseball pitcher.
Plus ..You have a mother who backs your dream 1000 percent."

"They're going to have a hard time drafting you from the real estate league.
Take the Independent League offers and don't give up. Make your Dad proud.
Follow your dream Landon .. unlike most people."
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[ First week of April - 2006]
I called Mgr. Bobby Cox in Los Angeles .. told him about Landon and what a great young man he is.
Plus I shared with Bobby what Mike Mordecai said .."Meck .. Landon can pitch in the Big Leagues."

I asked my friend and Braves skipper to talk with Landon's teammate
[at Bama] Braves Pitcher Lance Cormier.
Bobby did that and much more. What a wonderful man to reach out and give hope to a longtime dream.
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Turner Field - Apr. 29, 2006 - 5:45p [Photos www.TheMeck.com ]
Bobby Cox visited with my friend .. pitcher Landon Brazell.
Bobby spent 10 mins. visiting and encouraging Landon who continues
to follow his dream [starts with the Evansville Otters/ Independent League on May 9th.]

[I sent Bobby the Edwin Stanton/Dothan Eagle article on Landon - Apr. 27]

We also visited with Landon's good friend and teammate [at Bama] Braves Pitcher Lance Cormier.
Plus Braves Pitcher Kenny Ray, who made it to the Majors from the Independent League.
No Doubt .. Lance really thinks the world of Landon Brazell .. his friend and fellow pitcher.
Landon's mother Susan, his biggest fan, was also hanging out with us.

Of Note .. Lance asked Landon .. ' Which player would you like to talk with?'
Without hesitation, Landon said ' Kenny Ray. '

Kenny shared with Landon .. ' Never Give Up. The Independent League is a
good League to be in. Hang in there and follow your dream.'
Kenny Ray should know .. He is the Poster Man for following your dream.
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excerpt on Kenny Ray from ajc.com/David O'Brien - Apr. 12, 2006]
An Atlanta native who pitched one season at Roswell High School he was the 497th player selected in the 1993 draft (by Kansas City) and bounced through 15 teams in 13 leagues, ranging from the Gulf Coast Rookie League to the Mexican Winter League to something called the CanAm (Canadian-American) independent league.

Along the way, there was a cameo in the American League — Ray had an 8.74 ERA in 13 games for the Kansas City Royals in 1999, when hitters went 23-for-50 (.460) against him with six walks and no strikeouts.

That was before he had two shoulder surgeries (the first one "didn't take") and missed most of three seasons (2000-02). His wife, Randi, and the shoulder woes might have been the best help to his career.

Randi, an accountant in Peoria, Ariz., where the Rays make their home, always offered assurance as he continued his dogged pursuit of a pitching career — even when he earned less than $2,000 a month in the minors and the couple had to budget to feed their baby and pay the mortgage.

"I wouldn't be here without her," he said.

Meanwhile, his long recovery from shoulder surgery forced him to improve his change-up to compensate for the lost velocity. He honed the pitch, and his fastball has since returned to his pre-surgery 92-94 mph range.

It's a combination that could make Ray a viable closer candidate.

--excerpt on Kenny Ray from ajc.com/David O'Brien - Apr. 12, 2006]

I introduced Landon to the legend Walter Banks .. The most powerful man in Atlanta.
Walter has achieved everlasting fame and fortune simply because he serves people.
Walter Banks .. 40 years reaching out and helping others.

My longtime friend Rodney Stone sat with us.
We went down [outside the locker room] after the game with Lance Cormier's wife .. Jamie.
She is a sweetheart 4 sure. [Rodney entertained everyone.] Great to see Skip Caray.

Pam Cox and daughter Skyla gave me a hug. Wonderful family.
They are definitely partial to Number 6. He walked out and said hello and goodnite.
A long drive to their farm - 1 hr. and 20 mins - one way.

Then Lance and Jamie invited us to The Varsity.
It was packed and so was I when I departed for The W.
I was ready to point my toes toward heaven.

Sunday .. We went back to the yard .. had Sunday School with Walter Banks.
Bobby left us seats behind the dish. He's Always TCBing.
What a wonderful and blessed weekend.
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photos - www.TheMeck.com
Apr. 29, 2006 - 3:30p. - TNT NBA Studio. [Before Sat. nite baseball game]
My friend Rodney Stone said earlier that week .. "Meck .. I'd love to meet Ernie Johnson."
So I called Ernie and he said ..' Come on by .. Be at the gate at 3:30.
Our Halftime show starts at 4p.'

It was a privelege to visit on the TNT Set with Ernie Johnson Jr. ..
A wonderful man who I was blessed to work the PGA Championship
with along with Bobby Clampett. [Plus the NFL on TNT with Ernie in 95.]

Rodney Stone - Producer of The Pistol Movie also visited with EJ.
Ernie was so gracious to promote the movie and even engage Charles re Pistol Pete.
They even showed a live shot of us on TV - Help me Rhonda.

I really enjoyed meeting Charles Barkley.
Ernie said to Charles .. ' See the guy in the hat .. That's my friend from Alabama.' [Dothan]
Charles said .. ' Get over here .. I want to meet the guy from Alabama.'
Charles was very gracious and so was Kenny. No doubt .. They respect and love EJ.
They are an awesome team.

Thanks Brie 4 your kindness. You are a great hostess.
Thanks for taking care of The Meck, Rodney Stone,
Christopher and Jenn Rowe and Darrel Campbell.

It was nice meeting Drew Watkins .. Donald's son.
He creates/writes teases for the NBA show on TNT.

After the Halftime show .. We were leaving the building [ felt like Elvis] ..
We had been treated like royalty.Thanks to Ernie.
He took the time and came outside [his microphone still on his tie] and said goodbye.

Thanks Ernie for taking T I M E to include us in your life and busy schedule.
You are a real blessing. Thanks for your kindness thru the years.

Ernie Johnson Jr. has been a blessing to so many across the nation.
Please pray for Ernie as he battles cancer.
Thanks for remembering him and his family.

Meck

Filed by The Meck .. May 6, 2006 - 2:52pm - updated.

Connect .. www.TheMeck.com
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Friday, March 24, 2006

'The Pistol' Movie .. Pistol Pete Maravich [Now re-released on DVD]

THE MECK REPORT .. Mar. 24, 2006 - 9am .. www.TheMeck.com
" The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."
More scoop than Baskin Robbins / More up-to-date than yesterday's newspaper.

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The Pistol Movie .. Pistol Pete Maravich [Now re-released on DVD]


Meck notes: The Pistol .. 30 and 60 sec TV spots are running on Fox Sports Net South.
[ Mar. 23 - Apr. 23]

Check it out. The re-release [on DVD] of the movie 'The Pistol '.. Pete Maravich.
A basketball and sports icon.
Pistol Pete's legendary records were set without a 3-point line and freshman were not eligible.

The movie shows how the dream was developed and nurtured at a youthful age.
Pete's father was passionate but not overbearing. He was inspiring and encouraging.
The son and father shared the same passion to be the best ..
only surpassed by the compassion and love they had for each other.

Passion and Compassion .. 2 essentials that meet in the middle to reach a goal.
Passion .. what you do. Compassion .. Others .. Others .. Others.
Meck
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info/stats on Pistol Pete Maravich
http://www.pistolmovie.com/pistol.html



“College Basketball’s Greatest Scorer 35 Years Running”
Pistol Pete had an undeniable impact on basketball and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. Thirty-five years ago, he crushed the all-time NCAA scoring record and set many other records that may never be broken:



• Most points in college career (3,667)
• Most field goals made (1,387) and attempted (3,166)
• Highest points per game average (44.2)
• Most games scoring at least 50 points (83)
• Most free throws made (893) and attempted (1,152)
• Most points in a single season (1,381)
• Highest per-game average in a single year (44.5 ppg)
• Most free throws made in a single game (30 of 31)

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Producers Darrel Campbell and Rodney Stone, friends of Pistol Pete Maravich, wanted to immortalize the Pistol by turning his unique story into a motion picture. When The Pistol was first released world-wide, movie-goers were treated to a fun, family-friendly, live-action true story that appealed to young and old alike. The film's depiction of the turbulent high-school years of NBA legend "Pistol" Pete Maravich was warmly received in its initial theatrical release, overseas and later on home video.

The digitally remastered DVD is now offered as the Rebound Edition which includes ‘The Pistol - Behind The Birth of a Legend’, rare footage featuring Pistol Pete’s exploits as a college basketball star and national sports hero along with movie bloopers, sports records gallery and much more.

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The Pistol is the true story of ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich (Adam Guier), a scrawny five-foot-two eighth grader. Pete Maravich had a dream he inherited from his father, Press Maravich (Nick Benedict). He believed that if he committed himself totally to his dream, that he would one day play professional basketball and win a championship ring.

He begins this quest as a child in 1959 and quickly learns all the odds are against him. As the smallest, slowest and youngest member of the team, he gets his big break when a key player is injured. Pete bucks tradition with his freewheeling style of play, passing behind his back and dribbling through his legs.

Including Academy Award® nominee Millie Perkins as Pete’s mother Helen, ‘The Pistol’ reveals the heart of an American sports legend. It gives the viewer a rare glimpse of one of the most unique father-son relationships in the history of sports.

Darrel Campbell and Rodney Stone with Amazing Media and VCI Entertainment now offer this unique and heartwarming film to the public on DVD. Complete with a new High Definition transfer from the original negative, an all-new surround sound mix and many special features, this is the movie you've been waiting to add to your home video collection.

The Pistol - Birth of a Legend is a motion picture that many have called their very favorite feature of all time.

Connect .. www.PistolMovie.com

Contact:
Meck .. Publicist .. 334 792-Meck
themeck@themeck.com
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Note:
The Pistol - Birth of a Legend is also available at your favorite online retailers:
www.amazon.com
www.BarnesAndNoble.com
The Pistol is available for rental at Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video

Thanks for reaching out and forwarding this info .. Meck

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Here’s What Others Are Saying:

“His playground moves, circus shots, and hotdog passes were considered outrageous during his era...but Maravich produced huge numbers, first as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and later as a potent force for both the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Jazz.”
NBA.com

“Movie carries a ‘G’ rating; G as in great!”
The Clarion-Ledger

Excerpts above from www.PistolMovie.com

Filed by The Meck ..Mar. 24, 2006 - 9am.

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