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Oak Brook: Dog's birthday party to be held at Neiman Marcus - Chicago Tribune
Tiger Lily Wayman of Oak Brook will celebrate her 10th birthday Friday at Neiman Marcus, in a private room adorned with fresh floral centerpieces, a custom-designed chocolate ganache and yellow cake, and candy party favors wrapped in gold foil for her...
Marcus Roberts Trio - New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1 - J-Master - Audiophile Audition
The Marcus Roberts Trio offers music with a steady sensibility that has an emotional edge, a sense of fun, and style to match. Marcus Roberts Trio - New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1 - J-Master, 66:16 ****: On his latest historically-inclined jaunt,...
'Terminator' franchise turns dark - San Jose Mercury News
The man who is destined to lead the human resistance, John Connor (Bale), is now an adult but is struggling with his legacy and the suspicions of He also is staggered when he meets Marcus Wright (Worthington), whose last memory is of being a death row...
Dog Has Its Day at Neiman Marcus Shih Tzu gets a very special ... - NBC Chicago
By MATT BARTOSIK One lucky little Shih Tzu, similar to the one pictured, will be celebrating its 10th birthday at Neiman Marcus. Every little girl dreams of a fantastic, elaborate birthday party, and Tiger Lily Wayman of Oak Park will certainly be...
Marcus & Millichap to market Texas office building - CREFeed
by Keith Loria Marcus & Millichap has been hired to market and sell a 64267-square-foot office building in Flower Mound, Texas on behalf of the seller, a Dallas-based real estate investment and development company. Russell Turman, an office and...
"Jesus In Jeans" Sculpture Unveiled - Slashdot
Father David Buckley, of the Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Catholic church, stopped watching Dogma long enough to unveil a Marcus Cornish bronze statue dubbed "Jesus in jeans." The seven-foot high statue depicts Christ in jeans and a...
Marcus Trescothick column: Captain Gayle should step down - Bristol Evening Post
England appear to be taking on a West Indies side in complete disarray in the second Test at Chester-le-Street, starting today. Less than a couple of months ago the men from the Caribbean were on a high after unexpectedly beating us in the series back...
Rain wrecks Trescothick ton hopes - BBC Sport
Rain forced Somerset's FP Trophy clash against Warwickshire to be abandoned, with Marcus Trescothick only 16 short of a century at Taunton. The former England batsman smashed 13 fours in his 84 not out off 69 balls as Somerset raced to 135-2 in 22...
How About A $2675 Handbag To Go With Your Recession? - Wall Street Journal Blogs
The handbags and clutches are sold at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, as well as Web retailers like Zappos and ELuxury. The typical leather handbag retails for $2000 to $3000; the Python Tote currently sells for...
Schneier vs. Marcus Ranum Face-Off: Should we expect privacy online? - Search Security
Marcus Ranum is the CSO of Tenable Network Security and is a well-known security technology innovator, teacher and speaker. For more information, visit his website at If your data is online, it is not private. Oh, maybe it seems private....

Marcus Chong

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Marcus Chong (born Marcus Wyatt on July 8, 1967) is an American actor.

Chong was born in Seattle, Washington. Marcus Chong's biological father, Martin Wyatt, had been a local newscaster in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years.

Marcus Chong's acting debut was in Roots II - The Second Generation as Frankie Warner, grandson of Henry Fonda. He then went to Broadway in Stand-Up Tragedy with Jack Coleman.

In the early 1990s he played lead character Miguel Mendez on the TV show Street Justice. He later appeared in the Vanishing Son action series as Fu Qua Johnson and has also played a biracial character of African American/Chinese descent in Season 3 of the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ("Inheritance").

Marcus Chong played Tank the Operator in The Matrix, and also starred as Huey P. Newton in the 1995 movie Panther.

Marcus recently completed his first novel entitled, "The Arch" ( based on his experience with The Matrix and one of his heroes, Alexandre Dumas. The novel has since not seen distribution, along the above url failing to direct to any information. Chong was also reported drunk during his Youtube 2.0 press conference video.

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Marcus Vick

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Marcus Deon Vick (born March 20, 1984 in Newport News, Virginia) is a former collegiate and professional American football quarterback and wide receiver who is currently a free agent.

He is the younger brother of suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who also began playing high school football in Newport News Public Schools. After accepting full scholarship to attend Virginia Tech, Marcus played quarterback for the team. However, he was suspended for the entire 2004 season due to two criminal convictions. After a conditional reinstatement, he started every game in the 2005 season, but was involved in several highly-publicized incidents during the season, including the display of his middle finger to the crowd and violently stomping the leg of an opponent, as well as having additional traffic arrests. In early 2006, he was dismissed from the Virginia Tech football program "due to a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play". Vick then declared himself eligible for the NFL spring draft in 2006, but was not selected. He was later signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent but was released from the team on May 1, 2007.

His legal troubles continued after leaving Virginia Tech, and have included a charge of brandishing a firearm against a group of people, a civil lawsuit involving a juvenile girl who claimed that she was 15 years old (below the legal age of consent in Virginia) when forced into a sexual situation with Vick, who was 20 years old. , and additional traffic incidents and arrests in January 2007, February 2008, and June 2008 in the Hampton Roads area which resulted in many arrests and seven additional convictions. After the June incident in Norfolk, he was convicted of DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, and driving on the wrong side of the road, and on October 20, 2008, received a 12 month suspended jail sentence, $530 in fines, and his privilege to operate motor vehicles in Virginia was suspended for a year.

Marcus Deon Vick was born to Brenda Vick and Michael Boddie on March 20, 1984, in Newport News, Virginia. His parents married about a year later, by which time they had four children, Christina (Marcus's older sister), Michael (Marcus's older brother), and Courtney (Marcus's younger sister). After their parents wed, the children elected to continue to use their mother's name as their surname.

The children grew up living in Ridley Circle, a public housing project in the financially depressed and crime-ridden East End neighborhood of Newport News not far from the massive Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard and local coal piers. During his younger years, his father, Michael Boddie, had a job which required a lot of travel. Their mother, Brenda, worked relatively low wage service jobs that included driving a school bus as well as a position at a local K-Mart.

As did his older brother Michael, Marcus Vick attended Warwick High School. At Warwick High School, he was coached by high school football coach Tommy Reamon, a former collegiate and professional football player himself who had been instrumental in the development of future NFL quarterbacks Aaron Brooks and Marcus' brother, Michael.

Heading into his senior year of high school, Marcus Vick was one of the country's top quarterback prospects. Although his brother had taken Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia within one game of a national championship and despite Michael's close relationship with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Marcus did not seem sold on attending Tech.

The Universities of NC State, Virginia, Tennessee, and Miami all had scholarship offers on the table and after taking a trip with Reamon to the Atlanta Falcons training camp, even Michael was not convinced that Tech was the best option for his brother. Marcus vick was seriously considering NC State and Virginia Tech. By September, it was clear that Marcus was considering several schools, mostly because of concerns about the Hokies' scheme and its ability to prepare him for the NFL.

While Vick arrived at Tech with great fanfare, he did not play as a true freshman. Beamer redshirted him, and he was a member of the dress squad for every game. During his freshman year, he ran a 4.48 forty and posted a 36-inch vertical jump during spring max testing. Vick threw five touchdown (TD) passes during spring scrimmages and added another in the Maroon-White game. He was 6-for-7 passing for 95 yards and one TD during one scrimmage, and turned in a 57-yard run in another scrimmage. He hit 10-of-15 passes for 92 yards and a TD in the Maroon-White game. For performances such as these, he was awarded the Paul Torgersen Award for the top offensive newcomer.

In 2003, Vick played in eleven games, splitting time with Bryan Randall. The highlight of Vick's season came during a 31-7 upset win over #2 Miami. Despite completing only one pass, Vick's exceptional running ability and the outstanding play of Tech's defense contributed to one of the biggest wins in Tech's history. In Virginia Tech's loss in the Insight Bowl to the California Golden Bears, Vick racked up 82 receiving yards, including one touchdown reception.

Prior to the 2004 collegiate season, Vick had several run-ins with the law which resulted in misdemeanor convictions. According to an article in the Washington Post, the convictions triggered a review by Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver under the school's Comprehensive Action Plan, which was put in place in 1997 after 22 arrests involving 19 football players during a 15-month period.

Following an incident which occurred on January 27, 2004, he was arrested and accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year old girl. The age of consent in Virginia is 16. With the others, he was also charged with unlawfully providing alcohol to three underage girls who "claimed" to be college students.

A eight-hour long trial was held in Montgomery County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. According to a report in the Washington Post, "one of the girls wept as she recounted how she and two friends met the players at a Tech women's basketball game Jan. 27 and, after sneaking out of a house during a slumber party, went in Vick's sport utility vehicle to the apartment Vick and Hill share." The newspaper also reported "another girl testified that she told the players she was 18, three years older than her actual age." Although Vick had confessed to police that he had consensual sex with one of the girls that night , during the hearing, the girl refused to answer questions from defense lawyers, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Juvenile and Domestic Judge Robert C. Viar Jr. dismissed the sex charge against Vick. However, he was convicted of all three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,250. On the same day, two of Vick's teammates also were convicted of three counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Hokies tailback Mike Imoh, 19, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $750. Wide receiver Brenden Hill, 19, was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $1,500.

Vick appealed the lower court decision to Montgomery County Circuit Court. However, on September 13, he entered into a plea agreement which was accepted by the circuit court. The terms were a "no contest" plea to a single misdemeanor count of contributing to the deliquency of a minor, a suspended 30-day jail sentence, a fine of $100, and he was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Robert Turk also prohibited Vick from contacting the teenage girls who were at the party. (After planning to appeal, Hill also settled on a similar plea agreement that erased two of the three misdemeanor counts. He pleaded "no contest" to the same charge and received the same penalty as Vick).

In the summer of 2004, Vick was charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana in New Kent County, Virginia. As part of a plea agreement in that case, Vick was placed in a drug offender program that required him to perform 24 hours of community service, undergo drug counseling and random drug tests, and give up his Virginia driver's license for six months.

As a result of the incidents, he was suspended from the university for the fall semester of 2004.

Vick was reinstated to the school and the football team under specific guidelines that warranted immediate dismissal from the team for further transgressions.

Head coach Frank Beamer initially announced that Vick would enter the 2005 season as the team's third-string quarterback, but he quickly won the starting role after impressive spring practices and scrimmages. All in all, it was Vick's most successful season which saw the Hokies contending for a national championship and culminating in an impressive 11-2 record, an ACC Coastal Division title, an appearance in the inaugural ACC Championship Game in the 2005 season, and a win in the 2006 Gator Bowl.

The 2005 season, however, saw more controversy surrounding Vick. On October 1, 2005, Vick angered fans and press in Morgantown, West Virginia with a display of his middle finger to the crowd during the game at West Virginia University. Vick later apologized and made no further comments.

Vick had lost his privilege to drive a motor vehicle in Virginia as the result of multiple traffic convictions, including reckless driving. On December 17, 2005, he was charged in Hampton, Virginia with speeding, and for the second time, with the more serious misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license. These offenses brought the total of his traffic arrests to nine in Virginia during the time he was enrolled at Virginia Tech.

In 24 career games at Virginia Tech, Vick threw for 2,868 yards, 19 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while also running 184 times for 492 yards and six touchdowns. However, during the same period, he was charged with nine traffic offenses, as well as convictions for possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On January 6, 2006, Virginia Tech announced his permanent dismissal from its football program "due to a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play".

Vick declared his eligibility for the NFL draft on January 7, 2006. After the 2006 NFL Draft, he told ESPN's Michael Smith that he considered himself a better quarterback than Matt Leinart, Jay Cutler, and his brother Michael Vick.

Despite pre-draft speculation that Vick could go as high as the third round, he went undrafted, becoming an unrestricted free agent who could sign a contract with any team. Many of the NFL's scouts questioned his attitude and his ability to avoid future troubles on and off the field. Vick attended a Miami Dolphins rookie free agent minicamp after the draft, and was subsequently signed to a free agent contract as a "wide receiver/quarterback/return specialist", for league minimum pay, by the Dolphins.

He was released on September 2, 2006 to reach the Dolphins' regular-season roster limit, but was re-signed to the practice squad on September 4. His number was 16. On October 17, 2006 the Miami Dolphins signed him as a Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Quarterback. He was signed from the practice squad to the active roster for the team's Week 7 game versus the Green Bay Packers. He was listed as the No. 3 "emergency" quarterback on the depth chart. His first action in the NFL was a regular season game against the New York Jets on December 25, 2006. He played the wide receiver position for the 4th quarter, but had no recorded receptions. After the season, his contract expired, and the Dolphins opted not to resign him.

Within three days of his expulsion from Virginia Tech, Marcus Vick became involved in another incident resulting in criminal charges, this time back home in Hampton Roads. The result in court was yet another misdemeanor conviction, but only suspended jail time. He also subsequently became the target of a civil lawsuit which had not been resolved as of June 8, 2007.

On January 9, 2006, he was charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm, a Class One misdemeanor, in Suffolk, Virginia. A police report stated that he allegedly pointed a gun at a 17-year-old and at least two of his friends in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in the 6200 block of Town Point Road in Suffolk. After Vick's girlfriend had an argument with three people, they claimed that Vick pointed a gun at them. Vick claimed that the "gun" in question was actually a BlackBerry cell phone that was mistaken for a gun and that his accusers were trying to blackmail him.

On December 14, 2006, a 17-year old girl from Montgomery County, Virginia, filed a civil lawsuit against Marcus Vick accusing him of molestation of a minor, fraud, and additional charges. In the lawsuit, seeking $6.3 million, an unnamed girl claims that when she was 15 (below the legal age of consent in Virginia) and was a student in high school, she was forced into a sexual situation with Vick, who was 20 years old, over a nearly two year long period. She also alleges Vick offered to provide her alcohol and marijuana and forced her to have sex with other men and women. On September 15, 2008, the New York Times reported according to the plaintiff's attorney, the parties had agreed in principle to a settlement in the lawsuit.

According to Virginia court records, on January 9, 2007, Marcus Vick was charged in the City of Hampton with Speeding 45 miles per hour (mph) in a 30 mph zone. On March 5, he was tried and convicted in absentia by a Hampton General District Court judge, and a penalty of a fine and assessment of court costs were imposed.

On February 6, 2008, Marcus Vick was charged in the City of Norfolk with several traffic-related offenses, including Speeding 48 miles per hour (mph) in a 30 mph zone, operating a vehicle without a valid motor vehicle inspection sticker, and driving while his privilege had been suspended. On April 4, he was tried and convicted in absentia by a Norfolk General District Court judge of the first two counts. The suspended driving license charge was reduced to a less serious charge of not having a valid Virginia license in his possession at the time of the offense. Court records indicate that fines and court costs were imposed for each of the three convictions.

On June 13, 2008, according to a report in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot newspaper, a bicycle officer in Norfolk approached a couple arguing in a car shortly after midnight. When asked for identification, the driver, Marcus Vick, allegedly took off, driving the car at high speed. When another officer spotted the car and stopped it, Vick failed a sobriety test. Marcus Vick was charged with DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, driving on the wrong side of a street, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, and taken into custody. The young woman who is from Miami, Florida was charged with being drunk in public. Vick listed his address as a riverfront mansion in Suffolk whose owner in the city's real estate tax records is listed as his older brother Michael. According to a report by the New York Post newspaper in 2007, Marcus also was spending part of his time at Michael's luxurious condominium in the Philippe Starck high-rise building in the exclusive South Beach section of Miami Beach.

He was released on bond later Friday morning. At a preliminary hearing on June 16, a court date of September 10 was set. On September 10, trial dates for all five charges were continued until October 20, 2008, The judge allowed him to remain free on bond until that date. On October 20, Vick plead guilty to the DUI charge. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, which the judge suspended, a fine of $250 and his Virginia driving license was suspended for a year. He was also convicted of eluding a police officer and driving on the wrong side of the road, and fined $280 on those charges.

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Marcus, Markus, or Márkus is a given name and a surname. See Marcus (name).

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Marcus Livius Salinator

Marcus Livius Salinator (254 BC-ca. 204 BC), the son of Marcus (a member of the gens Livia), was a Roman consul who fought in both the Second Illyrian War and Second Punic War, most notably during the Battle of the Metaurus.

Born in 254 BC, Livius was elected consul of the Roman Republic with Lucius Aemilius Paulus shortly before the Second Illyrian War in 219 BC. After leading a successful campaign against Illyrians, he was charged with malfeasance concerning war spoils during a mission to Carthage and was tried and found guilty upon his return to Rome.

After his removal as consul, he retired from public life for several years, until 210 BC. In 207 BC during the Second Punic War he was again elected consul (supposedly against his wishes) with Gaius Claudius Nero. Arriving in Narni, Livius attempted to block the advance of the Carthaginian army invading the Italian peninsula. Encountering Carthaginians near Fanum in the spring of 207 BC, Livius, reinforced by the army of his colleague Nero, defeated the Carthaginians in the decisive Battle of the Metaurus, killing their commander Hasdrubal, the brother of Hannibal.

Following the Roman victory, Livius returned to Rome where he and Nero were awarded a triumph in 206 BC. Livius remained as proconsul, defending Etruria (modern day Tuscany and Umbria) between 206-205 BC and later Cisalpine Gaul from 204 BC until the end of the war.

Livius was elected censor again with Gaius Claudius Nero in 204 BC. This was marred by constant quarreling with Nero, particularly concerning a salt tax (inspiring his cognomen Salinator, which would be adopted by his descendants, including the Roman admiral Gaius Livius Salinator) as well as his vendetta against those responsible for his trial, continuing until his death several years later.

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Marcus Walton


Marcus Walton is a fictional character from the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. The character, played by Texas Battle, made his debut on-screen on May 13, 2008. He is notable for being the first biracial character on the show.

Marcus is first introduced when he arrives at the funeral of Storm Logan.

Soon after his arrival in Los Angeles, Marcus reveals to an elated Donna that he is her son. Without telling Eric that Marcus is related to her, Donna persuades Eric to hire Marcus at Forrester Creations, hoping that Eric knowing Marcus will soften the blow when she does tell him the truth. Eric gives Marcus a position in the shipping department, working with Eric's granddaughter Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). After Steffy and Marcus meet, Marcus reveals to Donna that he is attracted to Steffy. Donna tells Marcus that Steffy is a Forrester and warns him to be cautious around her, telling him that Steffy has a reputation for being the smarter of Eric's granddaughters.

Eric's former sister-in-law, the unstable Pamela Douglas (Alley Mills), convinces Steffy to spy on Marcus, who Pam is suspicious of. Upon finding Marcus' birth certificate and realising that he is Donna's son, Steffy confronts Marcus about his deception. However, Steffy keeps his secret, infuriating her father, Ridge. Eventually Donna reveals to Eric that Marcus was her son, that she had given up for adoption. Eric, at first was stunned, but he decided to accept Marcus, because Ridge, Thorne and Felicia were using him as an excuse to drive Donna out of Forrester Creations, which he wasn't about to have happen. He even told Marcus not to call him, "sir", but to call him Eric. Marcus immediately told Eric that he was on his side; which horrified and infuriated Ridge, Thorne and Felicia.

Marcus is now in charge of shipping, which makes him Steffy's boss, after Ridge, Thorne and Felicia were summarily fired by his mother, acting on power of attorney, and under the conniving tutelage of Owen Knight. At first, Steffy was infuriated with him after discovering that his mother had fired her father; aunt; and uncle. Marcus tried to convince Steffy that he wasn't aware of what she was doing, and the two teamed up to find anything on Owen. Upon failing in that avenue, Steffy was justifiably upset that Donna was running the company that rightfully belonged to her grandfather and her family. Marcus calmed her down with a kiss, the second one of their relationship.

Despite being Steffy's boss, he is still deeply in love with his mother's step-granddaughter. Marcus finally wised up to Owen's conniving and manipulation of his mother that he finally had a confrontation with him. After sharing his concerns with his aunt, Brooke Logan, and after talking it over with his mother, Donna finally let Owen go, realizing that she was acting on impulse, aided and abetted by Owen. Owen went back to San Diego, and Marcus, to celebrate, took Steffy and played hooky from work to have fun on the beach. However, unbeknownst to Marcus, Owen still stayed in Los Angeles; and convinced Donna to not sign the papers to take Eric off the ventilator. Owen convinced Marcus that Ridge was wanting to do in Eric; and Marcus confronted him. Ridge admitted what he did was wrong, but he also told Marcus to stay away from Steffy, his daughter. Marcus tried to break it off with her, but she still felt in love with him. They had a wonderful time at Bikini Beach.

Marcus however, later remembered that Eric had been given a bottle of gin from Owen, and he had suspicions that something had been put in it. He convinced Bridget that something was horribly amiss, and asked her to do a toxicology test on her father. Bridget did so, and was shocked to discover that on a blood sample that had been taken when Eric had come into the hospital, that there was a high level of poison in that sample. When she revealed the results to Owen, Donna and Marcus, that was enough proof for him to accuse Owen of poisoning Eric to get at Donna and the Forrester fortune.

Eventually it was revealed that Pamela herself had poisoned Eric with a contaminated Lemon Bar, and thanks to Marcus' investigative ability, this has allowed Ridge to relent in his opinion of Marcus, and allowed Steffy to continue seeing him, which overjoys her. However, Marcus becomes an accidental victim of the demented Pamela, when she orders him to pick up a shipment, and he is attacked by a giant cobra, which was meant for his mother.

Marcus continues his relationship with Steffy after recovering from his cobra bite. Steffy breaks up with him after becoming attracted to Rick. This attraction, a result of the death of her sister, promises to cause nearly every character on the show intense pain.

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