Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy 6th Anniversary of the Frank Pastore Show!

400-408Steve Arterburn, founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of New Life Live ( heard weekdays on KKLA at 2pm, the nation's largest faith-based counseling ministry.  Steve's written over 100 books, with over 7 million in print.  His most recent is entitled Regret Free Living.  Today we talk about Tiger Woods' addiction and how we all struggle with fighting various addictions. The new year is a great time to confront our addictions and get on the path to Regret Free Living!  For those who want help, New Life hosts The Everyman's Battle Weekends every month, and The New Life Weekends every other month, somewhere around the country.  For help right now, call 24/7 1-800-NEW-LIFE.

• LA Times (1/6/2010) Rory Markas dies at 54; Angels announcer called World Series win.

Rory Markas, the popular and personable broadcaster known best for his memorable call of the final out of the Angels' 2002 World Series victory over the San Francisco Giants, died Monday night at his home in Palmdale. As of Tuesday afternoon, the cause of death had not been determined. He was 54.

Markas, who spent eight years with the Angels and was recently promoted to the team's lead television play-by-play job, also served as the play-by-play voice for the USC men's basketball team and as a news reporter for KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles, covering fires and other natural disasters.

Markas, who survived a near-fatal blood clot in his brain in November 2008, was also the lead radio announcer for the NBA's Clippers from 1994 to '97, and previously served as a sports reporter for KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KNX-AM (1070) in Los Angeles. He called Saturday's USC basketball game against Arizona State.

News of Markas' death sent another shock wave through an Angels organization that in 2009 suffered the tragic losses of 22-year-old pitcher Nick Adenhart, who was killed in an April car crash, and 86-year-old scout Preston Gomez, who died last January after being struck by a truck in March 2008.

(:29) Markas 1.  Rory Markas calling the 2002 Angels' World Series victory.

(:24) Markas 2.  Rory's famous "Just another Halo victory!" for the last time after Game 5 vs. Yankees in the 2009 ALCS.

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458-508Bill and Pam Farrel, are international speakers, relationship specialists and authors of over 30 books including their best-selling Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti, and they're now out with the teen version entitled Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti.  They're practical, personal, and pretty humorous too – and, they are the real deal.  Happily married for 30 years, with three kids, and like the rest of us, they have to juggle family, friendships, and fun with making a living.  They've got books, cd's, and videos, along with a bunch of free relationship resources, at their website (800-810-4449).  Today we talk about teenagers, bouncing off Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti and their latest Raising a Modern-Day Princess: Inspiring Purpose, Value, And Strength In Your Daughter.  

512-523 Bill and Pam Farrel.  Two huge points they made:  1) Train your teenager to make their own choices by asking them the question "Tell me why I should say yes" when they want to go to the mall, spend the night at a friend's house, or buy that new phone.  Rather than you being the "yes or no" parent, you'll be raising a young adult who will think about consequences.  And 2) When they blow it, rather than "You're grounded for a month," ask them "Tell me what you think a healthy parent would do as discipline for this decision so that it won't happen again?"

528-538Bill and Pam Farrel.  When your teen is not honest with you, your policy must be "double the discipline for dishonesty." 

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558-608Brian Bird, co-founder of Believe Pictures (, currently working on six films with his partner Michael Landon, Jr., and is perhaps best known for having produced and written over 250 episodes of Touched by an Angel, Evening Shade, Step by Step, and The Family Man, along with his many movie and television accomplishments.  He and his wife Patty have been married for 29 years, and enjoy five children, and are members of Saddleback.  Today we talk about his posting below. (1/6/2010) 22 unwritten rules for screenwriters.

612-623Brian Bird.  Brian updates us on their new movie going into production this spring, called The Shunning, an Amish story based on the book by NY Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, and on another project with Ken Wales (of Amazing Grace fame) based on the real-life Atlanta hostage crisis 5 years ago with Ashley Smith.


(2:17) PO CSPAN montage.  8 clips of President Obama claiming the health care negotiations would be broadcast on CSPAN from :   1) CNN Debate Jan 2008.  2) San Francisco Chronicle Jan 20, 2008.  3) Google Q&A 11/14/08.  4) VA Town Hall 8/28/08.  5) Ohio Town Hall 3/1/08.  6) Keene Sentinel 11/27/07.  7) St. Petersburg May 2008.  8) Indiana Town Hall 4/25/08.

(:29) Gibbs C-SPAN. (White House @ 1/5/2010).  White House press secretary reacts to a question regarding broadcasting of health care negotiations on C-SPAN – he basically claims to have not seen the C-SPAN request letter.

• Fox News (1/6/2010) Obama, Dems Agree to Closed-Door Health Negotiations.

644-652Todd Pierce, former rodeo champion and now full-time pastor to the PBR (Professional Bull Riders), (, is partnering with Steve Wilburn and Harvest Christian Fellowship, for a special evangelistic outreach on Friday night, January 22, at the Honda Center in Anaheim.  After the PBR event, there'll be a concert by Seventh Day Slumber, with testimonies from the riders themselves, and special messages from both Todd and Steve.  We need you to plug into this!  The PBR has been gracious enough to provide 5,000 half price tickets ($10.00) to churches.  For more info, go to, and bring the two-minute video to your church or ministry!


• Check out this video entitled "America Rising An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians"

• David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey, NRO (1/6/2010) Enemy Combatants or Criminal Defendants? The right way to treat captured al-Qaeda operatives.  — David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey are partners in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. They served in the Justice Department during the Reagan and Bush 41 administrations.

• Jonah Goldberg (1/6/2010) A No-Fly List? Count Me In.

• Fox News (1/5/2010) C-SPAN Challenges Congress to Open Health Care Talks to TV Coverage.

NBC Chicago (1/4/2010) Second Grader Organizes Shelter Donation.

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