My father was Noel Purcell, Actor, Comedian and Freeman of the City of Dublin. I do want to share the real man behind the Stage and Screen star, his pride in his work, his incredible humility for all his success but most of all, I want to show him as MY DAD!
Test yourself. Can you think of other words in our (not hour) language that either are spelled the same but mean something else? Or spelled differently but pronounced the same?
Violent protests and looting erupted in the US town of Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. President Barack Obama and the family of late 18-year-old Michael Brown separately appealed for calm after a prosecutor said a grand jury had found the policeman acted in self-defense. St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Officer Darren Wilson had fired 12 times after getting into an "altercation" with Brown, and that the jury had found no grounds to file charges.
Overcoming a week that saw snow bury their home region, the Buffalo Bills shook off the disruptions and routed the New York Jets 38-3 at Detroit. The Bills missed days of practice as their home stadium was buried in snow and the league elected to move the game from Buffalo to the Detroit Lions' vacant domed stadium home and push it back one day. In Monday's regularly scheduled NFL contest, the Baltimore Ravens defeated host New Orleans 34-27. The Bills' game was delayed so the snow-struck squad could could have an adequate chance to practice,but it was the Jets who appeared to need extra work.