Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘Snapped’ episode will focus on Bratschi murder

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Joanne Borgella, former "American Idol" contestant, dies at 32

Former “American Idol” contestant Joanne Borgella died early Saturday morning of complications stemming from cancer. She was 32.

“With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne,” her family revealed in a Facebook post, adding, “Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered. Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord.”

Borgella chronicled her battle with cancer on her Facebook page, posting updates about chemotherapy sessions and visits to the doctor.

Borgella, who grew up in Long Island and most recently resided in Hoboken, New Jersey, had endometrial cancer, which affects the inner lining of the uterus. It later spread to her chest. She was diagnosed last year.

On Sept. 23 a post revealed that she underwent two radiation procedures.

She auditioned for “American Idol”

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joanne-borgella-former-american-idol-contestant-dies-at-32/

Doctors amazed at how well Ninewells twins are doing

When they came in to the world they were among the smallest babies ever to be born at Ninewells and were not expected to survive.

But this year, twins Sarah and Rachel Bichard, from Ardler, are celebrating their 16th birthdays and looking forward to a fantastic future.

The girls were born 15 weeks premature on October 14 1998 and suffered severe complications.

Both babies were on ventilators and when they were just a few weeks old, had to be taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh where they had operations to close a heart duct and also underwent laser surgery for eye problems.

Rachel was allowed home after three months, but parents Mandy and Paul faced an agonising wait as sister Sarah remained in hospital battling a series of health problems including the potentially deadly septicaemia.

But today they’re looking forward to dancing with friends at their birthday party next

Read more at: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/2014/10/16/doctors-amazed-at-how-well-ninewells-twins-are-doing/

The Voice Arts Awards Nominees

The Society of Voice Arts Sciences has announced the nominees for its first annual Voice Arts Awards. The VAAs will be awarded November 9 at THAT’S VOICEOVER! in New York.

The awards recognize achievement in voiceover acting and related roles, were established to help raise global awareness of what it takes to succeed in the industry, and set the tone for voiceover professionals to follow. The awards were first announced last summer, and nominations closed August 31.

The awards gala will honour James Earl Jones with the Voice Arts™ Icon Award for his lifetime of precedent-setting voice work. The list of nominees is as follows:

Outstanding National TV Commercial
Laurie Naughton, Disney – “Aulani”,

Read more at: https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/voice-arts-awards-nominees-10410/