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August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
May 30, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Isaac Lamb, we salute you. The 31-year-old Portland-based actor is the creative force behind "Isaac's Lip-Dub Proposal," an over-the-top marriage proposal video that has gone viral on the Internet. In the six days since the video was posted online, it has already racked up more than 11.2 million views, and with good reason. This video is INSANE. About 60 people helped Lamb create the memorable marriage proposal, performing an elaborately choreographed street dance to the song "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars while Lamb's soon-to-be fiancee, Amy Frankel, clutched at her heart and squealed.
December 14, 2007
Imagined text messages between the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and "The Sopranos": -- To: "The Sopranos" From: The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Msg: Congrats on ur Golden Globe nom! Hope 2 C U there! -- From: Sopranos to HFPA Msg: Wonderful. Thank you. How many noms did U say? -- HFPA: Edie Falco earned her 7th nom. She's brilliant. A gem of a lady! -- Sopranos: That's great. Rele wonderful. No one else, huh? -- HFPA: Yes, U shld be so proud!
June 14, 1999
I found Vicki Iovine's generalizations about kids in restaurants ("Face It: Restaurants Don't Roll Out Welcome Mat for Kids," May 23) to be silly. She says that "even a well-behaved child is . . . unable to sit for a full meal." Nonsense. My husband and I have been taking our 5-year-old to restaurants of all kinds since she was just a few months old. She sits still, sometimes orders her own food, and exhibits the good manners we've been teaching her all along. My 2-year-old also comes along, and he's never embarrassed us yet. We don't allow them to run around, speak loudly, play with their food or pester other diners.
December 27, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted Thursday that he won his appeal of a four-game suspension for allegedly violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. If Sherman had lost his case, he would have missed the team's final regular season game against the Rams on Sunday and possibly three playoff games. "Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord," he tweeted .  Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll congratulated Sherman.  "Congrats to Richard Sherman for winning his appeal!
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