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So, the last 13 months haven't been great fun for me. Winning the S&W POY tournament was the highlight of my life this year, but I would rather have come in dead last with zero votes if I could have prevented my Heather from dying.

When Heather died she left a LOT of debt behind. Student loans, credit debt, IRS Debt State tax debt...it was staggering. The Student Loans were forgiven, but automatically became classified as income...great.

Okay-the long and short of it is that I have been working all year to clear my wife's name. Finally, I am starting to see daylight. Went out and got myself a good tax representative, and they managed to find errors on my old returns. With the extra refund from years past, I today, was able to pay off all of my Heather's IRS debt-save for this year (2012). I also managed to pay off her credit debt and consolidate my personal credit debt into a secured loan. In 5 years, I will also be debt free.

That just leaves this tax year. $3300 to the IRS, and $1700 to Colorado. With a payment plan, I will have our last joint tax return paid for before Christmas.

I could have used a few legal procedures to get out of some of her debt responsibility, but it meant more to me that my wife be laid COMPLETELY to rest. By clearing her name, posthumously, I have done the best that I could do for her and her memory.

Today is a good day.

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That's great, man. Glad things are starting to work out for you.

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BayouBoogie wrote:
That's great, man. Glad things are starting to work out for you.

I agree....keep moving forward Harry.

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Glad to hear things are moving in a good direction, Harry.

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That is great news Harry. I have one question - was the credit debt, credit cards? Normally, those just charge off without being paid.

It is really a credit to you.

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Best wishes to you Harry.

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Way to go Harry!!

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:) Good job.  

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Congratulations on your hard work to get these issues under control.  I can't imagine what that has been like in the wake of losing your wife.

No bullshit or smart-ass remarks here.  Your attitude is one that a ton of people out there could take notes from.  There is no other way to say this without sounding corny, but it has been inspiring.  My hat is off to you.

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Congrats Harry.

I never knew that forgiven debt could be counted as income until I read this, then this morning I read a link online about it as well.

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Congrats Harry

I had my tax lady look back into my past taxes going back several years & was able to find an extra $1,800 that I should have recieved

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Sounds good Harry. Hope things go your way!

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That's awesome Harry!!! I am glad it is working out for you buddy. And I couldn't have lost the poty contest to a better person on this board.

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Well done Harry.  Rare to see someone taking responsibility these days - rarer still when they are not forced to.

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kargol wrote: Well done Harry.  Rare to see someone taking responsibility these days - rarer still when they are not forced to.

Totally agree.

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You did the right thing buddy and that's about what we expected from you. She was lucky to have you Harry.

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Hoping that the $25,000 prize for winning POTY comes in handy

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Ultimark wrote:
That is great news Harry. I have one question - was the credit debt, credit cards? Normally, those just charge off without being paid.

It is really a credit to you.


I read an article about identity theft of the deceased and it said that surviving family members aren't responsbile for any of their debts as long as their name isn't also on the account. I'm not sure if that applies just to credit cards or other things too, but it's good that they were paid off just to be safe.

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DJP wrote: Ultimark wrote:
That is great news Harry. I have one question - was the credit debt, credit cards? Normally, those just charge off without being paid.

It is really a credit to you.


I read an article about identity theft of the deceased and it said that surviving family members aren't responsbile for any of their debts as long as their name isn't also on the account. I'm not sure if that applies just to credit cards or other things too, but it's good that they were paid off just to be safe.


When did Titan Sports purchase the WCW?  Or was Capitol Sports?  Was Capitol a subsidiary of Titan and where did World Wrestling Foundation fit in.  Is the new NWA the old NWA?

Thanks in advance.

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All of the above.

You're welcome.

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DJP wrote: All of the above.

You're welcome.

Heres the deal.  I was talking to Sullivan and he told me that the two of you were butting heads about the time the WWF stole his internet writings about the Rick Flerr plane crash. He was of the opinion that ReDneCK TaZ was wrong about several things and that you and he were out to prove him wrong (historically).

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beejmi wrote: Hoping that the $25,000 prize for winning POTY comes in handy

By the way the S&W Board of Directors has designated those funds to a Highspots/Kickstarter documentary on the history of pro wrestling in New Hampshire in your honor. 

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thunderbolt wrote: beejmi wrote: Hoping that the $25,000 prize for winning POTY comes in handy

By the way the S&W Board of Directors has designated those funds to a Highspots/Kickstarter documentary on the history of pro wrestling in New Hampshire in your honor. 

Stanley Blackburns dead but hes the leading candidate to disburse the funds.

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Ports,

That's not correct. Tell Sullivan he's a liar and I will be pursuing legal action for slandering my good name like Loo Thez did to markmadden!

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DJP wrote: Ports,

That's not correct. Tell Sullivan he's a liar and I will be pursuing legal action for slandering my good name like Loo Thez did to markmadden!

Go sit on an ice cream cone.

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Portalesman wrote:
Stanley Blackburns dead

:shock:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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khawk wrote: Portalesman wrote:
Stanley Blackburns dead

:shock:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Stanley Blackburn, 80, dies 11/21/97


Posted: Friday, November 21, 1997





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Stanley Blackburn, 80, dies

Longtime business/civic leader is remembered as `patriarch'

Stanley Blackburn of Amarillo, a longtime business and civic leader, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997. He was 80.

Blackburn had been a lifelong resident of Amarillo. He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, N.M.

"He was an interesting fella. He thoroughly enjoyed life," said Tol Ware, chairman of Amarillo National Bank and Blackburn's longtime friend.

Blackburn grew up in his father's business, Blackburn Bros. Clothiers. He began working with the firm in 1939.

He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as a pilot with the Air Transport Command in the United States, Canada and South America until 1946. Following World War II, he returned to an executive position in the family business when he was elected vice president. He became president of the firm in 1951.

After selling his interest in the business, Blackburn became an investor with real estate, banking and ranching interests.

Jose Rael, who works in the insurance business, had known Blackburn for about 25 years.

"He was very interested in the civic community," Rael said.

When asked what Rael will remember about Blackburn, Rael said, "In my mind, I'll remember limpid blue eyes that sparkle. I'll remember his good humor; he was always willing to joke."

Blackburn served as an Amarillo city commissioner from 1959 to 1961.

He had been a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, the Amarillo Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Amarillo Senior Chamber of Commerce. He was a past chairman of the Retail Merchants Committee and served on the board of Downtown Merchants.

He also was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Merchants Committee, the Amarillo Club and the Palo Duro Club. He was a charter president of the Amarillo Country Club and had been active in the Elks Lodge, the Optimists and the Lions Club.

Blackburn was elected to the board of directors of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce in 1956 and became the president in 1960.

He was a representative of the Commissioner of Labor as boxing and wrestling commissioner. He had been president of the American Wrestling Association for more than a decade and also had been a personal adviser to many wrestlers across the United States.

Local wrestler Terry Funk had known Blackburn since Funk was 4 years old and remembers him as a patriarch.

"After my father passed away, any time I had a problem or needed judgment, I went to Stanley," Funk said.

"I will remember him for being a person that I could go to for fatherly advice for the past 25 years. I could go to him for the truth, whether it hurt me or not."

Blackburn married Marian McClarney in 1940 at Clovis, N.M. He was preceded in death a son, Rip Blackburn, in 1981.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lynne Kralj of Austin; a son, John Blackburn of Amarillo; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street, with Dr. Jim Garrett of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. Cremains will be entombed at Llano Mausoleum.

The family will be at 4415 Olsen Blvd. They request memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

 

 

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STOP RUINING THINGS!!!!

:X:X:X

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khawk wrote: STOP RUINING THINGS!!!!

:X:X:X
Well, I guess with Blackburn dead, the only step available is a meeting of the S&W HOF and mod committee in Las Vegas to decide just how to honor Harry with the proceeds.

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thunderbolt wrote:
khawk wrote: STOP RUINING THINGS!!!!

:X:X:X
Well, I guess with Blackburn dead, the only step available is a meeting of the S&W HOF and mod committee in Las Vegas to decide just how to honor Harry with the proceeds.


I don't think Harry will like any of my "Suggestions", and the money we would need to extract from the proceeds for bail.

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khawk wrote: thunderbolt wrote:
khawk wrote: STOP RUINING THINGS!!!!

:X:X:X
Well, I guess with Blackburn dead, the only step available is a meeting of the S&W HOF and mod committee in Las Vegas to decide just how to honor Harry with the proceeds.


I don't think Harry will like any of my "Suggestions", and the money we would need to extract from the proceeds for bail.
you can always sell your kids for $$$

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tofu_chipmunk wrote:
Congratulations on your hard work to get these issues under control.  I can't imagine what that has been like in the wake of losing your wife.

No bullshit or smart-ass remarks here.  Your attitude is one that a ton of people out there could take notes from.  There is no other way to say this without sounding corny, but it has been inspiring.  My hat is off to you.


Couldn't have said better myself. Harry has always been a class act to me and His Wife's story still brings a tear to My Eye.

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Despite all the shit we give each other on this board, we all have hearts and are compassionate. When Ted was battling cancer, we all were behind him. As The Hammer currently battles cancer, we are behind him as well. When Harry's wife died, it shocked all of us and we rallied together behind Harry. Harry has showed great strength during this entire ordeal.

Now for a personal question from one alcoholic to another. Were you ever close to falling off the wagon Harry? I know how tempted I was when my parents died. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you when your wife died. 

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thunderbolt wrote:
beejmi wrote: Hoping that the $25,000 prize for winning POTY comes in handy

By the way the S&W Board of Directors has designated those funds to a Highspots/Kickstarter documentary on the history of pro wrestling in New Hampshire in your honor. 




That figures!!!

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mike3775 wrote:
khawk wrote: thunderbolt wrote:
khawk wrote: STOP RUINING THINGS!!!!

:X:X:X
Well, I guess with Blackburn dead, the only step available is a meeting of the S&W HOF and mod committee in Las Vegas to decide just how to honor Harry with the proceeds.


I don't think Harry will like any of my "Suggestions", and the money we would need to extract from the proceeds for bail.
you can always sell your kids for $$$


They're all over 18 now, and won't fetch much due to extreme laziness.

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thunderbolt wrote:
beejmi wrote: Hoping that the $25,000 prize for winning POTY comes in handy

By the way the S&W Board of Directors has designated those funds to a Highspots/Kickstarter documentary on the history of pro wrestling in New Hampshire in your honor. 


Do they make 5-minute documentaries?! :cool:

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clawmaster wrote:
Despite all the shit we give each other on this board, we all have hearts and are compassionate. When Ted was battling cancer, we all were behind him. As The Hammer currently battles cancer, we are behind him as well. When Harry's wife died, it shocked all of us and we rallied together behind Harry. Harry has showed great strength during this entire ordeal.

Now for a personal question from one alcoholic to another. Were you ever close to falling off the wagon Harry? I know how tempted I was when my parents died. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you when your wife died. 


Yes. If I ever had a strong reason for taking a drink or 107, it was that. I didn't. It wouldn't have solved anything, it wouldn't have brought Heather back to me, and it just would have added one more burden on my back.

But I was tempted. Jamesons stock didn't rise, so that means I stayed clean and sober. :tongue:

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HarryG wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Despite all the shit we give each other on this board, we all have hearts and are compassionate. When Ted was battling cancer, we all were behind him. As The Hammer currently battles cancer, we are behind him as well. When Harry's wife died, it shocked all of us and we rallied together behind Harry. Harry has showed great strength during this entire ordeal.

Now for a personal question from one alcoholic to another. Were you ever close to falling off the wagon Harry? I know how tempted I was when my parents died. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you when your wife died. 


Yes. If I ever had a strong reason for taking a drink or 107, it was that. I didn't. It wouldn't have solved anything, it wouldn't have brought Heather back to me, and it just would have added one more burden on my back.

But I was tempted. Jamesons stock didn't rise, so that means I stayed clean and sober. :tongue:


*sigh*

He lives in Colorado.  He ate some Cherry Garcia hash.

 

*THINK* people.

 

So Long From the Land of Nervous Sheep!

 

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Portalesman wrote:
HarryG wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Despite all the shit we give each other on this board, we all have hearts and are compassionate. When Ted was battling cancer, we all were behind him. As The Hammer currently battles cancer, we are behind him as well. When Harry's wife died, it shocked all of us and we rallied together behind Harry. Harry has showed great strength during this entire ordeal.

Now for a personal question from one alcoholic to another. Were you ever close to falling off the wagon Harry? I know how tempted I was when my parents died. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you when your wife died. 


Yes. If I ever had a strong reason for taking a drink or 107, it was that. I didn't. It wouldn't have solved anything, it wouldn't have brought Heather back to me, and it just would have added one more burden on my back.

But I was tempted. Jamesons stock didn't rise, so that means I stayed clean and sober. :tongue:


*sigh*

He lives in Colorado.  He ate some Cherry Garcia hash.

 

*THINK* people.

 

So Long From the Land of Nervous Sheep!

 


THEY HAVE THAT?!!!!!!! :shock:

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Portalesman wrote: khawk wrote: Portalesman wrote:
Stanley Blackburns dead

:shock:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


http://amarillo.com/stories/112197/014-4106.001.shtml

 




Stanley Blackburn, 80, dies 11/21/97


Posted: Friday, November 21, 1997





Web posted Friday, November 21, 1997

Stanley Blackburn, 80, dies

Longtime business/civic leader is remembered as `patriarch'

Stanley Blackburn of Amarillo, a longtime business and civic leader, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997. He was 80.

Blackburn had been a lifelong resident of Amarillo. He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, N.M.

"He was an interesting fella. He thoroughly enjoyed life," said Tol Ware, chairman of Amarillo National Bank and Blackburn's longtime friend.

Blackburn grew up in his father's business, Blackburn Bros. Clothiers. He began working with the firm in 1939.

He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as a pilot with the Air Transport Command in the United States, Canada and South America until 1946. Following World War II, he returned to an executive position in the family business when he was elected vice president. He became president of the firm in 1951.

After selling his interest in the business, Blackburn became an investor with real estate, banking and ranching interests.

Jose Rael, who works in the insurance business, had known Blackburn for about 25 years.

"He was very interested in the civic community," Rael said.

When asked what Rael will remember about Blackburn, Rael said, "In my mind, I'll remember limpid blue eyes that sparkle. I'll remember his good humor; he was always willing to joke."

Blackburn served as an Amarillo city commissioner from 1959 to 1961.

He had been a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, the Amarillo Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Amarillo Senior Chamber of Commerce. He was a past chairman of the Retail Merchants Committee and served on the board of Downtown Merchants.

He also was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Merchants Committee, the Amarillo Club and the Palo Duro Club. He was a charter president of the Amarillo Country Club and had been active in the Elks Lodge, the Optimists and the Lions Club.

Blackburn was elected to the board of directors of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce in 1956 and became the president in 1960.

He was a representative of the Commissioner of Labor as boxing and wrestling commissioner. He had been president of the American Wrestling Association for more than a decade and also had been a personal adviser to many wrestlers across the United States.

Local wrestler Terry Funk had known Blackburn since Funk was 4 years old and remembers him as a patriarch.

"After my father passed away, any time I had a problem or needed judgment, I went to Stanley," Funk said.

"I will remember him for being a person that I could go to for fatherly advice for the past 25 years. I could go to him for the truth, whether it hurt me or not."

Blackburn married Marian McClarney in 1940 at Clovis, N.M. He was preceded in death a son, Rip Blackburn, in 1981.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lynne Kralj of Austin; a son, John Blackburn of Amarillo; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street, with Dr. Jim Garrett of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. Cremains will be entombed at Llano Mausoleum.

The family will be at 4415 Olsen Blvd. They request memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

 

 

I think I had him in the Dead Pool last year.  I'm expecting points to be added.

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Good news indeed.

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BruiserBrodyMania wrote: Good news indeed.

:shock:

Stanley Blackburn passing away is NOT good news.

You ghoul. :X



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