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VICTOR HAWKS (Writer/Producer) Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Victor Hawks made his way out East after high school to Washington DC, where he attended The Catholic University of America for Musical Theatre. Directly from college, he wanted to tackle the big stage so he moved to New York City. In a short time he booked his first Broadway show, joining the original company of “Urinetown the Musical.” From there he made Broadway his home for the next 10 years starring in shows like the Producers, playing the dream role of Jean Val Jean in “Les Miserables,” and playing Stewpot in the Tony Award winning revival of “South Pacific” at Lincoln Center.
Although Victor has a love for the stage, his true passion has always existed in writing TV and Film. During the Producer years, as he calls them, he started writing his first play, “Construction” (First draft 167 pages). Dozens of readings later, and a near brush with getting “Construction” produced on Broadway, he knew that the true audience for this piece was for the screen, so the play became a screenplay, and the rest is history. He met Angie Canuel, who was also in “The Producers” family, and the two of them worked tirelessly to get Construction to the big screen.
A few months later Victor, Angie, and Malcolm filmed “Construction” back in it's original home of New York City. The three formed Vision Vehicle Productions. Under the umbrella of Vision Vehicle productions, Victor wrote and produced PASS THE LIGHT. He is currently writing and developing over 8 films and 12 TV pilots.
In one of his last acts before leaving office, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn finally issued a pardon for Johnnie Savory, taken from school at age 14 and wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years for a murder he didn't commit. Denied the DNA testing for years, a test that would have exonerated him immediately, Mr. Savory has been waiting for the past five years since his release to have his name cleared. The question is, did Governor Quinn issue a full pardon? And what are the ramifications of the State admitting its guilt in allowing a 14 year old boy to be framed for murder? Will a lawsuit need to be filed to recover damages? And how many of the innocent are still languishing behind bars, unable to get justice?
Jamie Dossie is the oldest daughter of three girls. Jamie was born and raised in Chicago
Illinois. She fell in love with urban novels, after her mom gave her a book by Terry McMillan
called-Mama. After reading that book she began to read another and noticed that the books
was similar to the life she was living or have seen others live. At that very moment she knew
that these were the kind of books she wanted to write someday. She could relate it moved her,
to want to write the same type of books she was intrigued that books were being written about
this urban life.
After the passing of her mom she began to write notebooks full of poems and short stories. She
knew it was a way to cope with her pain; she used this time to build her writing skills. As she
was growing up people didn’t express their dreams too often which made her shy away from
telling people that she wanted to be a well-known published author someday.
Jamie is always looking to improve her writing craft. She has a long list of great authors that she
would love to work with someday. She has written two books with one being published called
“Double Back.” She would like to tell everyone to always follow their dreams, if not someone
else will dream and live it for you. She is currently living in Chicago with her children and is
brain storming on her future projects. And she is currently working on “Double Back 3"
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A New Beginning with Minister Brigitte Smith out of Springfield, Illinois
The Pictus Catfish is a memeber of the antenna catfish group and usually has a pale to gray body with a black spotted pattern. The pectoral fins are serrated, so it is recommended that a glass bowl or cup be used to capture the fish rather than a net.
As one of the more peaceful fish that adds beauty to your aquarium, the Pictus Catfish can be housed with any soft water tank mate. Care should be taken when adding small fish to the aquarium as they may become prey to the Pictus Cat if they are able to fit them in their mouth. Tanks with dim light that are heavily planted are ideal for this fish. Rocks, caves, and driftwood also aid in providing an optimal environment for the Pictus Catfish. In the wild, this fish grows a bit larger than in the aquarium setting, but a minimum of 70 gallons is recommended for proper housing.
These fish are an egg-laying catfish that are very difficult to breed in an aquarium setting.
The Pictus Catfish will feed on left over flake food that accumulates at the bottom of the tank. In addition, small live food and sinking catfish pellet food should be provided for complete nutrition.