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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Eddie Carswell - The Christmas Shoes. 12/20/06 - - RePosted Dec. 18, 2007

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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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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...

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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, November 27, 2007

THE MECK REPORT: MIKE WEST MUST NOT BE RENEWED. 11/27/07

THE MECK REPORT: MIKE WEST MUST NOT BE RENEWED.

" As an activist .. My aim is to right the many wrongs by shining light on darkness ..
creating a social/and or political change."

www.TheMeck.com - posted Nov. 27, 2007 - 2:36a. - updated.
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The Meck has been informed [by several sources] The City of Dothan's EEO Officer, David Thornton, has been making 'vulgar, sexually explicit remarks' regarding certain city employees.

It should not be breaking news that these certain employees happen to be male.
And these male employees are 'not at all happy' about these sexual messages.

Mike West hired / hand-picked Thornton to be EEO Officer for Dothan.
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Why has City Manager Mike West not said anything about these
allegations regarding his EEO Officer ?

Why hasn't West put Thornton on administrative leave ?

Has West told the commissioners about Thornton ?

Is City Manager Mike West trying to protect him .. ?

Is this another debacle / embarrassment swept under the rug by West ?

Is West keeping this quiet until after his contract evaluation / vote ?
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How can any city commissioner or mayor vote to renew Mike West's contract ..?

This is just one of many poor decisions / hirings West has made in the last several years.

Isn't it ironic .. The EEO Officer was hired by Mike West to protect employees' rights ..
And to investigate complaints of sexual harassment and hostile work environments.
Two of the very items he's charged with enforcing .. He's now accused of doing.

He Is an Equal Opportunity Offender.
No Doubt .. Thornton is a disgrace to our city and should have never been hired.
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City Manager's Contract
The vote 'to renew' or 'not to renew' West's contract is Tues. morning - Nov. 27, 2007
at 10 in the city's regular commission meeting.

Mike West's current city manager's contract expires Oct. 31, 2008.

A 'vote to renew' means he gets a year added - A new 2 yr. deal.
That would supercede the current contract with a new contract.

If the vote is 'not to renew' .. The city can buy him out at 9 months.
The buyout is an option .. Not mandatory.
Mike West could work until Oct. 31, 2008 .. or find another job.

Note: If a vote is not taken .. His contract runs out Oct. 31, 08.

Mr. West's current contract requires that he be given a 'timely annual job performance evaluation.' [by Nov. 30].
Failure to do so results in the automatic extension of his contract.
His evaluations by the commissioners and mayor were said to be due - Mon. Nov. 26.
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And re The Spin: 'The new commissioners haven't been in office
long enough to evaluate/vote on the city manager's performance.'
Please. That is not believable .. at best.

Everyone is aware that politicians vote/evaluate their first weeks / months in office. And have been for over 200 years.
It's foolish to believe that they or the elected body must consult anyone who has been voted out.
Help me Rhonda. All 4 Verses.

Flashback: Then City Comiss. Jason Rudd [who was toppled by John Craig in District 4 ]
was the driving force in bringing Mike West to Dothan as City Manager.
Key word: Then. City Comiss. John Craig is Now.
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Should Dothan City Manager's Mike West Contract Be Renewed ?
70.3% voted NO in last week's WDHN online poll.

The City Explainer: Mike West Must Not Be Renewed.

Dothan Has Many Gifted Leaders .. No Doubt.
And Most Are More Qualified Than West To Be City Manager.
He's Not Exactly The Brightest Light On The Tree.

Dothan Can Do Much Better. We Must.

Thanks To The Many Who Read The Meck Report ..
And forward it to your friends.

Filed By The Meck .. Nov. 27, 2007 - 2:36a. - updated

THE MECK REPORT
"The only things in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."

Cannot be reproduced without permission of the author.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

THE MECK REPORT: WALTER BANKS Featured By MLB On ESPN / MIKE SCHMITZ Walking 80 Miles For The CHILDREN'S HOME. 09/19/07

THE MECK REPORT - www.TheMeck.com
" The only things in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."
" More Scoop Than Baskin Robbins."

posted: Wed. Sep. 19, 2007 - 11:09a
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WALTER BANKS Featured By MLB On ESPN /
MIKE SCHMITZ Walking 80 Miles For The CHILDREN'S HOME
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The legendary Walter Banks will be featured in an MLB Special: Never Miss A Game.
Tonite - Wed. Sep. 19th - 7e/ 6c on ESPN.
Walter has been an Atlanta Braves usher since the first pitch in 1966 ..
serving others in the owner's box for many years.

In 1998 .. It was Walter's Memories - Denny Neagle and The Meck TV Show.
In Apr. 2003 .. TV Commercial in Plains w/ Walter and Pres. Carter.
In Jan. 2007 .. Walter visits Dothan - First Baptist and Mike Schmitz Automotive.

In 2002 .. Walter Banks was elected to The Georgia Hospitality Hall Of Fame.

Walter will also be featured Thurs. Nite Sep. 20th - 7e/6c on SportSouth - Braves Pre-Game.

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Walter Banks: 12/14/06
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MIKE SCHMITZ Walking 80 Miles For The CHILDREN'S HOME

Would you walk 80 miles for a friend ?
Would you walk 80 miles for someone you don't even know ?

MIKE SCHMITZ is reaching out once again to help others.

Sep. 20 - 22 .. Mike will walk [80 miles] from Dothan to Enterprise - to Ozark - to Dothan.
All for the Wiregrass Children's Home.

Mike Schmitz owns many businesses in Dothan ..
Serving Others at Mike Schmitz Automotive Group .. And Throughout the Wiregrass.

It's not exactly Breaking News:
Mike Schmitz is blessed because he gives and gives with a servant's heart.
Not for a tax write-off .. or to have his picture in the paper.

Dothan and the Wiregrass Children's Home has no better friend than Mike Schmitz.

Mike is going the distance once again for others.

Mike has not yet reached his goal in pledges [ for his 80 mile walk].

Please call and give your pledge for the Wiregrass Children's Home ..
and help Mike make his Olympic / blister - filled journey feel good/better.

Call Mike - 334/ 794-6716 and make you pledge.
Ask for Mike or speak with Judy. Or drop by Mike Schmitz Automotive.
Be Like Mike. Thanks For Reaching out.

No Doubt .. Mike will have many more trophies in heaven ..
than cars he owns on earth.
Trophies that lasts forever - People's Lives.

Filed by The Meck
Wed. Sep. 19, 2007 - 11:09a

Inspiring Article by Lance Griffin re Mike Schmitz:
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Monday, August 27, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ BOBBY COX - Weekly. 08/27/07


The Meck visits with Manager Bobby Cox .. in Miami.
Monday about 1p/et. at The Yard. [ Dolphin Stadium]
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"Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Helps Homeless Animals."
Please tell us about about your efforts [to raise money] to rescue Homeless Animals ?
Bobby:' Probably 65% of the population has a pet. It's important to their lives. '
'Pets relieve stress with unconditional love they give you.'

Meck: Isn't a donation to Homeless Pets a tax write-off ?
Bobby: 'Yes it is.'
'Remember .. One Hundred Dollars can save a pet's life.'

Bobby Cox: ' If People want to contribute .. We take in all injured animals .. repair them
and try to find homes.'
'We raise the money and try and keep the Medicine and Dog Food flowing.' - BC
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The Meck Radio Show w/ Bobby Cox - Weekly. 08/27/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 10:17p/ct. Show Time: 33 mins.

Meck Notes:
An interview w/ Bobby Cox - Manager of the Atlanta Braves.
A longtime friend and Best Mgr. in the game shares his insights.
Thanks for downloading our weekly show with Bobby Cox.
Bobby Cox: The only man in the history of sports to win 15 consecutive division titles.
" Bobby Cox is the Greatest Manager in the History of Baseball."- Bob Nightengale/USA TODAY.

The Sporting News, in a poll of his peers, has named Bobby Cox - Manager of the Year - 8 times.
Since 1936, when the magazine started balloting .. No other manager has won the award more than 3 times.
In May .. Bobby passed Mgr. Sparky Anderson [ 2,194] to become 4th all-time in wins.
The Hall of Fame will come calling one day - 1st ballot.
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Seg 1 - My friend, engineer Super Dave shares his thoughts on Michael Vick.
My friend Chief White told me why a dog is man's best friend.
It goes back to the Indians.
Meck shares about our friend, Russell Craig, visiting w/ Walter Banks and Chipper this Sept.
Greetings to friends - John McKay .. Big Jim and Roscoe Davis. Plus Austin and Kayla Jo Fox.
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Mon. Aug 27, 2007 [ 1p/et].
The Meck gives Manager Bobby Cox a jingle. [Braves at Marlins - 7:05 et].

The Meck interviews Bobby Cox.
This is our 9th [ weekly] show with Manager Bobby Cox.
You can listen to any of our previous shows - 24/7. [ Radio Show Page].

Bobby gives us a unique view and insight - as always.
Bobby talks about the current road trip.

Meck: You just left St. Louis .. I remember the 1996 NLCS at St. Lou
visiting in the dugout w/ you about 3p.[ down 3-1] and you told me ..
'We'll come back. We'll win this series.' [ and you did].
You never give up .. do you ?

Bobby: 'Every day is a new game. You need to play 'em like that. All out.'
'We'll do the best we can every single ballgame.'

Meck: You're in the stadium where you played the 97 NLCS [ vs the Marlins].
I was there and saw Denny Neagle pitch a complete game gem.
The Marlins went on to win the World Series as a wildcard.

Bobby: 'There's nothing wrong with winning that wildcard.
The important thing is get in the playoffs.
Look what St. Louis did last year when they got in with 83 wins or so and went on and won the WS.
It's really a crap shoot once you get there.
If the team's hot .. the breaks go your way for a real short period of time .. you can win it.'

'You don't have to have a great record to get in.' - BC

Meck: Can you believe Cincy is only 6 back ?

Bobby talks about the NL Central .. Reds and Cards.
Meck: The Red Sox got in as a wildcard and won the WS?
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Meck: Skipper .. I believe the reason I like baseball so much .. it's a lot like life ..
ups and downs. You can't ever give up ?
Bobby: 'Our guys care about the game and winning.
We absolutely haven't given up.' 'We're in it.'

How's Andruw and Chipper doing ?

Meck: Have you ever seen [as a mgr] anything like what happen to Edgar Renteria
[re-injured in his first AB] and back on the DL ?
Bobby: 'He did everything possible that a player can on the practice field.'

'We went through that with [ Pitcher] remember John Thomson .. he had that finger.
We counted on him starting one of those games in the playoffs against Houston.
He lasted I think one batter and it blew up on him.
You're always careful .. but you never know.'

How's Chuck James ?
Bobby: 'He should start around the 1st of Sept.'

Meck: I heard Joe Simpson say [recently]: ' Jo Jo Reyes just
needs to Trust His Stuff.'
It seems like to me yesterday in St. Lou .. Jo Jo said to himself ..' I just belong here.'
He didn't walk anybody ?

Bobby: 'He didn't walk anybody.'
'He had a lot more strikes than balls thrown.' 'This kid's tough.'
'He doesn't scare. Just because he had walked some guys before ..
Doesn't mean he was nibbling at the plate. He was trying to throw strikes.'
'I like the kid a lot. He figures in big for next year.'

Meck: Manny Acosta has been great in mid relief .. [7.2 inns. - 0 ER]
Bobby: 'He's been absolutely perfection here.
Keeping the ball down extremely well.'
'Wait till you meet this kid, Meck.
You'll never meet a better kid than this guy.'
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Meck: Ron Mahay [ 13 inns - only 3 earned runs]. He really throws strikes.
[ He reminds me of Graeme Lloyd - Yankees long reliever during the 90's].

Bobby: 'He's good against RH hitters too.' 'Not just a situation pitcher.'

Meck: How tough was it for you to let Wickman go?

Meck: Looks like Andruw's on pace to get 30 HR's and 110 RBI's ..
[as we discussed 6 weeks ago].
Bobby: 'Yeah .. He's gonna hit close to 30 and drive in right at 100 .. as he always does.'
'Batt. Avg. is down. His Defense is as Good as Ever. Basically .. It's the same Andruw.'
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Meck: Aug. 27, 1996 .. [11 years ago today]
Denny Neagle [Pirates] pitched 8 strong innings vs. the Braves.
The next day the Braves acquired Neagle on the waiver wire for Jason Schmidt.
I keep hoping the Braves find a starting pitcher by Aug. 31..?

Bobby: 'It's not that the front office isn't trying. They are.'
'The fact is .. there's not a lot of quality ones out there like the Neagles.'
'There's so many teams that are in the wildcard chase.
Nobody's willing to give up any of their pitchers. '
'It's a very small market for that type of guy we're looking for.'
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Meck: Michael Vick pled guilty today. Your thoughts ?
Bobby: 'I can't imagine anybody hanging dogs .. or drowning them .. or electrocuting them.'
I just can't comprehend that.'

'We're in the business [ my charity is] to fix dogs up and bring 'em back to life
and get 'em a home.' - BC

Meck: It only takes One Hundred Dollars to rescue and repair a dog ?
Bobby: 'We feed 'em for a good while .. and all the surgery that some require and medicine.
That's the number we came up with.'
'They're well worth it .. That's for sure.'

Meck: Sep. 9th is 'Bobby Cox Paws BeCause' - 'Bark in the Park' day.
Bobby: 'Yes we are .. at the ballpark. Part of that money goes to the Homeless Pets Foundation.
We're very proud of that. Every little dollar helps.'

Homeless Pets
Box 7194 - Marietta, Ga. 30065
404/ 451-9494 - www.HomelessPets.com
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excerpt from 07/15/07 show:
Bobby:' If People want to contribute .. We take in all injured animals .. repair them
and try to find homes.'
'We raise the money and try and keep the Medicine and Dog Food flowing.' - BC
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Thanks for your TIME today and listening to our show with Bobby Cox - MR. ENCOURAGER.
Bobby's kindness and the compassion he gives others will long outlive his Hall of Fame Stats.
As I've shared with 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.'

A Special Thanks to Super Dave in New York for putting our show together [ as always].
I'm grateful to Jennifer [ in San Fran] for keeping TheMeck.com up and running.
And Thank You for forwarding the show .. to those you know.
Meck
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Coming on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the History of Baseball.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon. Ethanol.
Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer.
Joe Simpson - Braves TV Announcer.
Paul Finebaum - Writer/Talk Show Host.
Bobby Clampett - Golfer/Announcer - CBS and TNT.
Gov. Mike Huckabee - Presidential Candidate.
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Please Bookmark the www.TheMeck.com in your favorites
and forward the page to your friends.
Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.
Meck

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Thanks to Mike Schmitz for believing in our show [ thru the years].
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" The Bobby Cox: Paws BeCause .. They Are Worth Saving."
Annual concert/benefit.
Please reach out and help. Donate and/or Adopt a special friend.
"Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Helps Homeless Animals."
An Inspiring Article by Mark Bowman.
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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...

T I M E spells L O V E

Friday, August 17, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ BOBBY COX - Weekly. 08/17/07


The Meck visits with Manager Bobby Cox ..
On his way to The Yard - Turner Field.
About Noon on Thurs. Aug. 16.
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Please tell us about about your efforts [to raise money] to rescue Homeless Animals ?
Bobby:' Probably 65% of the population has a pet. It's important to their lives. '
'Pets relieve stress with unconditional love they give you.'

Meck: Isn't a donation to Homeless Pets a tax write-off ?
Bobby: 'Yes it is.'
'Remember .. One Hundred Dollars can save a pet's life.'

Bobby Cox: ' If People want to contribute .. We take in all injured animals .. repair them
and try to find homes.'
'We raise the money and try and keep the Medicine and Dog Food flowing.' - BC
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The Meck Radio Show w/ Bobby Cox - Weekly. 08/17/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:30a. Show Time: 34 mins.

Meck Notes:
An interview w/ Bobby Cox - Manager of the Atlanta Braves.
A longtime friend and Best Mgr. in the game shares his insights.
Thanks for downloading our weekly show with Bobby Cox.
Bobby Cox: The only man in the history of sports to win 15 consecutive division titles.
" Bobby Cox is the Greatest Manager in the History of Baseball."- Bob Nightengale/USA TODAY.

The Sporting News, in a poll of his peers, has named Bobby Cox - Manager of the Year - 8 times.
Since 1936, when the magazine started balloting .. No other manager has won the award more than 3 times.
In May .. Bobby passed Mgr. Sparky Anderson [ 2,194] to become 4th all-time in wins.
The Hall of Fame will come calling one day - 1st ballot.
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Thurs. Aug 16, 2007 [ Noon et].
The Meck gives Manager Bobby Cox a jingle. [Giants at Braves - 7:35 et].

Seg 1 - My friend, engineer Super Dave shares his thoughts on McLin's Restaurant
and our friend and soldier Mark McDuffie [ 24 operations at Walter Reed].
Injured by an IED in Iraq on March 2.
He's home now at Eglin AFB. His Dad .. is principal at Daleville [ AL] High School.

Mark called and wants to go visit Bobby Cox. Bobby's invited him to ATL on our show
and said today: 'Meck .. I'll do anything to accommodate you guys.' - BC

Plus we talk about Rick Stanley - Stepbrother of Elvis Presley.
Aug. 16, 1977 .. Elvis passed away.
Rick and I visited Bobby Cox .. Denny Neagle and Javy Lopez at Turner Field - Aug. 16, 2002.
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The Meck interviews Bobby Cox.
This is our 8th [ weekly] show with Manager Bobby Cox.
You can listen to any of our previous shows - 24/7. [ Radio Show Page]

Bobby gives us a unique view and insight - as always.
Bobby talks about the Giants .. Barry Bonds and the shift.[ they've been using].
'Look's like he can play another year.' - BC

Bobby talks about playing in the heat.
Meck: Turner Field sits down in a hole .. It's usually about 10 degrees hotter on the field ?
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Meck: Since this is your weekly show .. Let's talk about the Ejections Record you set.
I call it the Ejections/Loyalty Record.
You've been managing for 26 years .. 133 ejections.
That's 5 a year .. averaging every 32 games.
[That doesn't seem like a lot]. What's all the fuss about ?

Bobby shares his thoughts on the ejections.
' We try to keep our players on the field.' - BC

Meck: What does it mean to you when Chipper says: 'I appreciate Bobby sticking up for me.'
Matt Diaz said: 'He went out and had Chipper's back. That's why we love playing for him.'
' I've never seen him get ejected just to get ejected. There's always a reason.'- AJC.com/David O'Brien article.

Bobby: 'Oh Yeah .. It's all about keeping the players on the field.'
'People didn't come to see me manage.
They came to see the players perform.'

Meck: Ralph Houk .. your manager when you played for the Yankees [ 68 - 69]
has had a big influence on you? He was also called a players manager.
Bobby: 'Ralph had time for every player on the team.'
Bobby talks about managers and their role.
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Meck: Could you tell us about your clubhouse rules ?
I know 3 of them: Be on time. No loud music. [ Headphones only].
Must wear full uniform on field. [ not just a t-shirt for BP.]

Bobby: 'We have a lot of rules actually .. Meck.'
'We want to look professional. We dress really well.'
'Don't allow boom boxes in the clubhouse.' 'It's a workplace.'

Meck: The Braves are one of the few .. maybe the only team that doesn't stretch
on the field [as a team] ?
Bobby: 'I think they are old enough and professional.'
'You treat 'em like men .. They can get the job done without someone telling them.'
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Meck: Where were you 30 years ago when Elvis died ?
Bobby: 'I don't remember. Probably on some ball field.'
I know you're a Big Elvis Fan ..
Bobby: 'He was one of the greatest entertainers.'

Meck: Your thoughts on [ 5 years ago today] when my friend
Rick Stanley [ Stepbrother of Elvis] came to visit you at Turner Field.
Bobby: 'One of the most interesting moments in my life.'

Your favorite Elvis song ?
Bobby: ' Heartbreak Hotel .. I thought that was pretty cool.'
' His Gospel Singing was Second To None.'
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Meck: Your thoughts on David Justice going into the Braves Hall of Fame ?
[ Played in 6 WS. Hit THE HR for the Braves in Game 6 of the 95 WS].
Bobby: 'Great memories of David.'
'Great ballplayer. He had a sweet swing.'

Meck: Tim Hudson is 14 and 5.
He won 20 in 2000. [ Finished 2nd in the CY Young].
He could win 20 this year ?

Bobby: I wish he was 17 and 5.
'Timmy's the ultimate team guy. I love the guy.'

Meck: How's Edgar's ankle doing ?
Escobar is like a vacuum cleaner at SS ?

Meck: Mahay is really pitching lights out ? He comes right at you.
Bobby: 'He's tough.' 'Dual purpose guy. Good against everybody.'
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Meck: My friend and soldier, Mark McDuffie, [who listens to our show] is looking
forward to coming to a game and meeting you. He's had 24 operations at Walter Reed.
He's home now at Eglin AFB.
Bobby: ' I'll do anything to accommodate you guys.'

Meck: Skyla [ Cox] is working with Homeless Pets .. Isn't she ?
Bobby: 'Yes she is.'
'Our Big Deal will be Nov. 17th.'

Homeless Pets
Box 7194 - Marietta, Ga. 30065
404/ 451-9494 - www.HomelessPets.com
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excerpt from 07/15/07 show:
Bobby:' If People want to contribute .. We take in all injured animals .. repair them
and try to find homes.'
'We raise the money and try and keep the Medicine and Dog Food flowing.' - BC
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Thanks for your TIME today and listening to our show with Bobby Cox - MR. ENCOURAGER.
Bobby's kindness and the compassion he gives others will long outlive his Hall of Fame Stats.
As I've shared with 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.'

A Special Thanks to Super Dave in New York for putting our show together [ as always].
I'm grateful to Jennifer [ in San Fran] for keeping TheMeck.com up and running.
And Thank You for forwarding the show .. to those you know.
Meck
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Coming on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the History of Baseball.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon. Ethanol.
Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer.
Joe Simpson - Braves TV Announcer.
Paul Finebaum - Writer/Talk Show Host.
Bobby Clampett - Golfer/Announcer - CBS and TNT.
Gov. Mike Huckabee - Presidential Candidate.
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and forward the page to your friends.
Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.
Meck

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And if you have a website ..
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" The Bobby Cox: Paws BeCause .. They Are Worth Saving."
Annual concert/benefit.
Please reach out and help. Donate and/or Adopt a special friend.
"Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Helps Homeless Animals."
An Inspiring Article by Mark Bowman.
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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.

T I M E spells L O V E

Thursday, August 16, 2007

THE MECK REPORT - Vick Has Decided To Plead Guilty. Aug. 16, 2007 - 4:29p.

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THE MECK REPORT - www.TheMeck.com
More Scoop Than Baskin Robbins.
"The only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead animals."

Vick Has Decided To Plead Guilty.
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Aug. 16, 2007 - 4:29p. ct. - posted
The Meck has learned that Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick has
decided to
plead guilty to federal dogfighting charges in Va. -
according to unnamed sources
close to the situation.

Vick is hoping that Federal Prosecutors will agree to reduce
his felony charges to a single misdemeanor charge and that
he will serve one year or less in jail.

Vick's decision to plead guilty comes on the heels of an anticipated superseding indictment
expected to charge him with racketeering and unlicensed gaming activities.

Eventually the trial judge will decide the appropriate sentence for Mr. Vick ..
regardless of the recommendation by the Federal Prosecutors in his case.

Filed by The Meck - Aug. 16, 2007 - 4:29p. ct.

THE MECK REPORT

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

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Show Reposted Aug. 16, 2007 - 12:08a. ct. [ 30th Anniversary].
Click Show Title to Listen.
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Where were you 30 years ago .. when Elvis died - Aug. 16th, 1977 ?
Rick Stanley was at Graceland [where he lived for 17 years].
If you're an Elvis fan ..
Be sure and download this interview w/ Rick Stanley - the Stepbrother of Elvis Presley.
Thanks for listening and forwarding Rick's unique insight to your friends.

5 years ago [on the 25th anniversary] Rick and I visited Bobby Cox ..
Denny Neagle [ Rockies] .. Javy Lopez and the Braves at Turner Field.
Rick is a Braves fan .. [Bobby - Denny - Javy are Elvis fans].

Earlier that week ..
We visited our friend - Gov. Mike Huckabee - Arkansas. A Big Elvis fan.
Rick is a longtime friend .. since the the late 70's.
Meck
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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:
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.
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Please click on link to hear today's show.
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Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien

Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

T I M E spells L O V E

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ BOBBY COX - Weekly. 08/08/07

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The Meck interviews Bobby Cox .. from the bullpen at Shea Stadium
in New York .. The City So Nice They Named It Twice.
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Bobby Cox: ' If People want to contribute .. We take in all injured animals .. repair them
and try to find homes.'
'We raise the money and try and keep the Medicine and Dog Food flowing.' - BC
The Meck Radio Show w/ Bobby Cox - Weekly. 08/08/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 11:33p. Show Time: 34 mins.

Meck Notes:
An interview w/ Bobby Cox - Manager of the Atlanta Braves.
A longtime friend and Best Mgr. in the game shares his insights.
Thanks for downloading our weekly show with Bobby Cox.
Bobby Cox: The only man in the history of sports to win 15 consecutive division titles.
" Bobby Cox is the Greatest Manager in the History of Baseball."- Bob Nightengale/USA TODAY.

The Sporting News, in a poll of his peers, has named Bobby Cox - Manager of the Year - 8 times.
Since 1936, when the magazine started balloting .. No other manager has won the award more than 3 times.
In May .. Bobby passed Mgr. Sparky Anderson [ 2,194] to become 4th all-time in wins.
The Hall of Fame will come calling one day - 1st ballot.
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Wed. Aug 8, 2007 [ 3:20 et] .. Skipper Bobby Cox calls The Meck. [Braves at Mets - 7:10 et].
Seg 1 - My friend, engineer Super Dave shares his thoughts on A-Rod .. Barry and Glavine.
Meck: Walter Banks has solved the controversy: 'Henry Aaron is the RH Home-Run Champion.'
'And Barry Bonds is the LH Home-Run Champion.'

SD and Meck's thoughts on Tom Glavine winning No. 300 and Bobby's influence on Glav.
Katy Temple of FSN South interviewed Glavine tonite [ Wed] and he talked about how
Bobby Cox has influenced his life - On and Off the Field.
High Praise from Tommy for his longtime friend and mentor .. Bobby Cox.

Plus how he [ SD] puts our shows together. www.myspace.com/DLSVoiceProductions
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The Meck interviews Bobby Cox.
This is our 7th [ weekly] show with Manager Bobby Cox.
You can listen to any of our previous shows - 24/7. [ Radio Show Page]

Bobby gives us a unique view and insight - as always.
Bobby [ from the bullpen] talks about the new stadium being built [ opening in 2009].

Meck: You have great memories of New York .. playing for the Yankees in '68 and '69 ..
Plus you were the 1st Base Coach in 1977 for Billy Martin ?
Bobby talks about ' The Bronx is Burning' and his thoughts on New York City.

Have you seen your buddy Tom Glavine since he won No. 300 ?
Bobby:' I sent him a nice gift.' 'I'm waiting out here so I can see him.'
You were watching Sun. nite ?
Bobby: 'I watched every pitch.' [ vs. the Cubs]
'It's a funny situation hoping the Mets lose and Tommy wins.'

Did you get a chance to see Bonds break Aaron's record ?
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Meck: You were born in Tulsa Ok .. where they are playing the PGA Champ at Southern Hills.
I worked for TBS in '94 .. the last PGA Champ held at Southern Hills.
Who are you picking to win ?

Bobby: 'I'm going with a wildcard .. a local golfer who plays Southern Hills a lot - Scott Verplank.'
Meck: I'm going with Vijay Singh.
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Meck: Yunel Escobar .. Your quote that resonates re Yunel:
'This kid's not afraid of anything.' - BC
Meck: I guess when you travel 90 miles [ from Cuba] on a fishing boat ..
not knowing if you're going to make it .. You have no fear ?

Bobby: 'They had to hide on an island for some time and no food at all.'
'He's making the most of what's been given to him.'
'He's a slick fielder at short. He can really play second and third.'
'He's a hitting machine.'

Meck: He [Yunel] has incredible knowledge of the game and anticipation ?

Meck: Smoltz's desire to play .. no matter what .. has to motivate your team ?

Meck: Frenchy has come into full bloom ? [ Hitting .310]
Bobby: 'You've got to admire him.' He's becoming a real tough out.'
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Meck: Matt Diaz was recently asked the reason for his success ?
He responded: 'Bobby knows how to use me.'

Meck: With only 9 positions and 25 players ..
It's so important to have players who understand their role ?

Meck: This is your 26th year of managing .. Have you ever had switch hitters batting 3 and 4
in your line-up card ? [ Chipper and Tex]
Bobby: No .. 'I don't remember that. It's a real weapon to have .. Really.'

How's Chipper's thumbs ?

Meck: My friend Roscoe wanted me to ask you: With Salty gone .. Have you thought
about bringing in a veteran catcher like Javy Lopez to backup McCann ?

Meck: It was great seeing you last Saturday and being in the clubhouse.
Your clubhouse has a great family atmosphere ?
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Please tell us about about your efforts [to raise money] to rescue Homeless Animals ?
Bobby:' Probably 65% of the population has a pet. It's important to their lives. '
'Pets relieve stress with unconditional love they give you.'

Meck: Isn't a donation to Homeless Pets a tax write-off ?
Bobby: 'Yes it is.'
'Remember .. One Hundred Dollars can save a pet's life.'

Homeless Pets
Box 7194 - Marietta, Ga. 30065
404/ 451-9494 - www.HomelessPets.com

How's your benefit coming along for Homeless Pets on Nov 17th ?
Bobby: ' It's going to be good .. A lot of fun. A lot to see.'
'It'll be at Turner Field hopefully.'
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excerpt from 07/15/07 show:
Bobby:' If People want to contribute .. We take in all injured animals .. repair them
and try to find homes.'
'We raise the money and try and keep the Medicine and Dog Food flowing.' - BC
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Thanks for your TIME today and listening to our show with Bobby Cox - MR. ENCOURAGER.
Bobby's kindness and the compassion he gives others will long outlive his Hall of Fame Stats.
As I've shared with 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.'

Congrats to my friend, Abby Bowen of Dothan. [Clay and Millie's daughter].
Abby's one of only 32 accepted at Cornell for the Surgical Physician Assistant Program. [1100 Applicants].
She arrived in New York City yesterday.

A Special Thanks to Super Dave in New York for putting our show together [ as always].
I'm grateful to Jennifer [ in San Fran] for keeping TheMeck.com up and running.
And Thank You for forwarding the show .. to those you know.
Meck
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Coming on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the History of Baseball.
Donald Watkins - Business Icon. Ethanol.
Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer.
Joe Simpson - Braves TV Announcer.
Paul Finebaum - Writer/Talk Show Host.
Bobby Clampett - Golfer/Announcer - CBS and TNT.
Gov. Mike Huckabee - Presidential Candidate.
--
Please Bookmark the www.TheMeck.com in your favorites
and forward the page to your friends.
Thanks for listening. Turn it up baby.
Meck

Please click on link to hear today's show.
And if you have a website ..
Thanks for linking The Meck Radio Show.
--
DLS Voice Productions
Professional Copywriting, Producing, Voicing
DEMO: www.myspace.com/dlsvoiceproductions

Thanks to Mike Schmitz for believing in our show [ thru the years].
--
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" The Bobby Cox: Paws BeCause .. They Are Worth Saving."
Annual concert/benefit.
Please reach out and help. Donate and/or Adopt a special friend.
"Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Helps Homeless Animals."
An Inspiring Article by Mark Bowman.
--
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.

T I M E spells L O V E