Chapter 22



Sly Stone

(Sly Stone was found on p.166 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)
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Sly Stone or Sylvester Stewart was the lead man of the band Sly & The Family Stone. Sylvester was born in Denton Texas in 1944. He was raised in California. After his family moved to California, Sylvester started a band along with his brother Freddie and his sisters Rose and Vaette. All of the children except for Stewart's big sister Loretta took up different variations of the surname "Stone" and became members of the band Sly & The Family Stone. As he grew up Sylvester learned to play various instruments, primarily the guitar, and he joined a number of high school bands. In the 1960's he worked as a DJ for a San Francisco radio station and a record producer for Autumn Records. Throughout these years Stewart took up the stage name Sly Stone and formed the band "The Stoners" with Cynthia Robinson. Cynthia also joined the band "Sly & The Family Stone" when it was formed, in 1667. Sly Stone played many instruments but mainly was the lead singer for the band and played the keyboards. Sylvester, with his band, had many hits including "Dance to the music", "Everyday People", along with many others. He also preformed in Woodstock with his band. Sly & the Family Stone was one of the greatest bands of their time. Sly Stone and his band are still performing music today. In the picture to the right you can see him on the keyboards at a recent performance. He has contributed many things in his life to the music industry, and he has also been a very influential star and idol to many people.
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  1. "Sly Stone." Wikipedia. 14 Nov 2006 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sly_Stone>.
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Mohammed Ali

(Mohammed Ali was found on p.166 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)

Cassius Clay was born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Cassius changed his name to Mohammed Ali after joining the Islamic faith. At the age of 12, Mohammed meets the most important person in his life, Joe Martin, a police officer and boxing coach. At the summer Olympics in 1960 he wins the gold medal in his weight category. He turned pro shortly after that. He won most of his fights by KO ali.jpgand becomes the best boxer in the world in 1964 after defeating Sonny Liston. His trademark was speed and agility. December 11, 1981, was his last fight in the boxing ring. He still is the most famous boxer in history. In 1982, Mohammed Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease but still had the honor of lighting the Olympic flame in 1996 at the Olympic games in Atlanta. Mohammed Ali was very courageous and a tremendous role model for many young people.


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  1. "Mohammed Ali" wikipedia. 15 November 2006 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
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Instant Karma time

(Instant Karma time was found on p.167 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)

Karma is from an ancient word meaning action or an activity. Karma is believed to be the collection of everything a person has done, is doing andkarma.gif will do. People go through life and its experiences and are responsible for their own life and the emotions they inflict on others. It is described as being the law of causes and effects. The law of Karma is a central concept in the Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Ayyavazhi, Sikhism and Jainism. These religions bring together many concepts on reincarnation and the cycle of rebirth. Although Hinduism and Buddhism have different perspectives of Karma they are basically the same. Both believe in reincarnation. Buddhists believe that Karma is created only intentionally. When you do well you create good. Positive actions are believed to bring good reactions and bad actions will result in hurtful situations. The first references of Karma can be traced back to the Upanishads, which is a text in the Shruti (Hindu Scriptures that primarily discuss philosophy, meditation and the nature of God). Every living creature takes care of their own Karma and the release of their Samsara or ignorance of the true self.

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  1. "Karma" wikipedia. 15 november 2006 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma
  2. "Karma" yahoo. 15 november 2006 http://ask.yahoo.com/20020912.htm
  3. "Karma" ask. 15 november 2006 http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/5215/karma.html



Robin Hood

(Robin Hood was found on p.168 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)
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Robin Hood is a very well known English folk story about the life of the protagonist of the story who happens to be Robin Hood. This story takes place in the mediaeval era, and is based on the adventures of the hero. Robin Hood is a famous outlaw in the story. Along with his followers named the Merry Men, Robin Hood robs from the rich for the poor. He is known in the story for his extraordinary skills with his longbow. Robin Hood and his gang have one main enemy called the Sheriff of N.O.T.T. The sheriff is very though on his position, giving out crazy taxes, and treating the poor unfairly. Throughout the years Robin Hood has attracted a lot of attention and has caused several shows to be based on the story. One show that was very popular is Rocket Robin Hood, which is a cartoon of the real folk story. This story is very well known to many people and has been watched on television by various people.

Sources:
  1. "Robin Hood." Wikipedia. 16 Nov 2006 <wiki/Robin_hood>.
  2. "A Beginner's Guide." Bold Outlaw. 16 Nov 2006 <http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robbeg/robbeg1.html>.
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Wilt Chamberlain

(Wilt Chamberlain was found on p.168 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)
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Wilt Chamberlain, also known under the names: "Wilt the Stilt", "The Big Dipper", "Goliath", and " Mr.100", is one of the all time best basketball player in all of history. He was born August 21, 1936. The Big Dipper played at the Center position. He is known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He is one of only 2 players who have scored more than 30,000 points in an NBA career! The 7-foot-1 legend has an outstanding amount of NBA records, which amount to over 100. The Goliath was also responsible for several rules changes, which were made to cage his surpassing skills. Not only was he an all-star in his high school and college basketball but he also dominated professionally in the NBA. He is a thirteen-time NBA all-star holding record for most rebounds and points in all-star games. In one regular season game against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, he scored 100 points, a record high point scoring that has never been matched. This record of 100 points in one game was the reason for his nickname "Mr.100". Wilt Chamberlain was definitely one of the best players of basketball ranking with basketball legends like Michael Jordan. Unfortunately, Chamberlain died in 1999 of a heart attack in his sleep. However, his legacy will still live on.

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  1. "Wilt Chamberlain." Hoop Hall. 15 Nov 2006 <http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Chamberlain.htm>.
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The Horse That Played Center Field

(The Horse That Played Center Field was found on p.170 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)

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The Horse That Played Center Field is a book written in 1969 by Hal Higdon. The Story is about a horse named Oscar who played baseball amazingly well. The horse leads his team of underachieving players to victory. This story is similar to the more recent movie Airbud where the dog plays baseball. The author Hall Higdon was a true athlete running many marathons and winning four world masters championships. He also tried out for the Olympics and wrote many books for all ages. His book the Horse That Played Center Field was made into a TV movie.

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  1. "The Horse that played center field" yahoo. 16 Nov 2006 < http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/ow/693feb6e4c26431aa19afeb4da09e526.html >
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Leave it to Beaver

leave.jpg(Leave it to Beaver was found on p.170 in the novel A Tourist's Guide To Glengarry)

Leave it to Beaver was a very popular TV series starting in October 1957. The last telecast was in September 1963. The show was about the Cleaver Family, especially Beaver the youngest son who was 7 years old at the beginning of the show. The series was about the relationship among family members and friends and Wally making fun of his younger brother Beaver being so dumb and forgetful. The parents were typical 50's parents trying to understand their boys. This show was successful because it was novel in that it was one of the first TV sitcoms to show the world through the eyes of a young boy. It discussed subjects such as alcoholism and divorce and other topics that were not openly discussed at that time.


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  1. "Leave it to Beaver" Britannica. Nov 14 2006 ,00.html
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  3. "Leave it to Beaver" Wikipedia. Nov 14 2006 < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leave_It_To_Beaver >
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