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Chesterfield floral tribute to Princess Diana freaks out internet (PHOTOS)

Published time: 13 Sep, 2017 01:09 A British town’s attempt to commemorate Princess Diana with...

Durable Conspiracies: Twenty Years after Princess Diana’s Death

It has been two decades, and a stocktake of the conspiracy theories over the circumstances of Princess Diana’s death in the Pont de l’Alma...

Why did Princess Diana's car crash? 20yrs after her death, conspiracy theories abound

Twenty years after Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in France, conspiracy...

Far-right meeting on Princess Diana murder conspiracies called off on ‘police advice’

Published time: 11 Aug, 2017 15:12 A far-right meeting arranged to discuss conspiracy theories surrounding...

Grave robbers targeted Princess Diana’s burial site 4 times, brother reveals

People have been trying to steal from or dig up Princess Diana’s grave, with four...
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Video: Did two Israeli C-130 Hercules’ leave Paris the night of Princess Diana’s assassination?

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Conspiracies behind UK Princess Diana death

In the early hours of August 31, 1997, the world woke to the shocking news that Diana; Princess of Wales had been died in...

SAS sniper photo raises new doubts in Princess Diana conspiracy

Herald SunOctober 6, 2013 PHOTOGRAPHS of a British SAS sniper lying on a Welsh bridge with...

Princess Diana police contact Prince Charles

John TwomeyUK ExpressAugust 23, 2013 Detectives also alerted Lord Justice Scott Baker, the senior judge who...

New Evidence Princess Diana Was “Killed by a Member of the British Military” Being...

Sky News August 17, 2013 New information that alleges Princess Diana was murdered has been passed to Scotland Yard through military sources, according...

Lap snap snapped up: Rare ‘censored’ Princess Diana photo sold for $18,000

A previously unseen press photo of a teenaged Princess Diana is held by Bobby Livingston of RR Auctions on January 16, 2013. The black-and-white image from the 1980s shows Diana smiling at the camera as she lies in the lap of an unidentified young man reading a book. (AFP Photo)

A previously unseen press photo of a teenaged Princess Diana is held by Bobby Livingston of RR Auctions on January 16, 2013. The black-and-white image from the 1980s shows Diana smiling at the camera as she lies in the lap of an unidentified young man reading a book. (AFP Photo)

A previously unseen image of then-20-year-old Diana Spencer pictured with a handsome young man two days after the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles has sold for over $18,000. A London tabloid once deemed it ‘too hot to print’.

­The black-and-white photo from the early 1980s captures Diana smiling at the camera as she lies in the lap of the unidentified man reading a book, with a bottle of Johnnie Walker whisky standing by the window. 

The words "not to be published" are written across the 20x25-centimeter photo, dated February 26, 1981 on its back – two days after Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer.

According to British media, the man is the great-grandson of former British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Adam Russell.

Bobby Livingstone of RR Auctions of Amherst told AFP that the photograph would typically sell for around $1,000, "but because it has that [not-to-be-published] marking on it, we expect it to go for much more."

"It captures the moment when the engagement had been announced two days before and the press was going mad over Diana but the Daily Mirror just wasn't going to publish this picture of her in a comfortable position with a man other than Prince Charles," he said.

The auctioneers did not identify the buyer who got hold of Diana’s picture during the internet bidding.

Crucial evidence withheld in Princess Diana inquest

by Mick Meaney Writer John Morgan believes his new book, Diana Inquest: The Documents The Jury Never Saw, provides a compelling reason why a new...

Fayed feared Princess Diana crash was a plot

Mohamed Fayed 'instantly feared Princess Diana crash was a plot' By Laura Clout Mohamed Fayed appeared convinced that the crash that killed his son Dodi and...

The Princess Diana Cover Up — RINF Documentary

By Mick Meaney RINF Alternative News   This first edit from the forthcoming RINF documentary explores the conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales....

Queen tried to shield William & Harry from public hysteria after Diana’s death

The Queen hid newspapers at Balmoral after Princess Diana died to stop her grandsons William...

Someone must have greased the brakes in Diana’s car: Queen

A new book reveals the British queen spoke of ‘greased brakes’ in Diana’s car upon hearing of the late princess’s road accident. The queen’s first...

“No credible evidence” SAS killed Diana: Police

Press TVDecember 17, 2013 Diana, the late Princess of Wales (file photo) British police officials say they have concluded their latest investigation into the death of...

Hilary Mantel: Kate Is A ‘Plastic Princess’

Award winning author Hilary Mantel has launched a scathing attack on the Duchess of Cambridge in a lecture at the British Museum. The 60-year-old author, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and 2012, compared Kate to Anne Boleyn, Marie Antoinette and...

Diana inquest lays blame on driver and paparazzi

Alan Cowell LONDON: After six months of hearings and testimony by 278 witnesses, a jury at a British inquest found Monday that Princess Diana and...

Jnquest Judge: There was no Diana murder plot

London - The judge in the inquest on the death of Princess Diana in 1997 flatly told the jury Monday that she was not...

Diana inquest coroner to sum up

The coroner in charge of the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales is to begin his summing up to the jury. It...

AUDIO: Dialect Radio – Diana Inquest

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Diana inquest probes world of espionage

Intelligence officers are facing unprecedented public scrutiny as they take the stand at the inquest into Princess Diana's death to deny claims that the...

Ex-spy chief denies group killed Diana

By Robert Barr ASSOCIATED PRESS The former head of MI6 denied yesterday that the British intelligence agency killed Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, in...

Former Spy: MI6 could have killed Diana

Daily Mail Former spy Richard Tomlinson revealed that the crash that killed Diana was bore and 'eerie similarity' to an MI6 assassination plot A former spy...

Ex-private secretary denies role in Diana death

James Sturcke and agencies The Queen's former private secretary today said he could not have helped to "murder" Princess Diana because he was in a...

Ex-MI6 Chief to Testify at Diana Inquest

AP The former head of Britain's foreign intelligence agency said Monday he will testify that his organization had nothing to do with the death of...

‘MI6 team in Paris at time of Diana crash’

An MI6 team was operating at the British Embassy in Paris at the time of Princess Diana's death, her inquest has heard.

Diana’s bodyguard had help pleas ignored

Bodyguards for Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed had calls for extra security rejected during their fateful trip to Paris, the inquest into...

Diana crash survivor to testify

The only survivor of the crash that killed Princess Diana is scheduled to testify Wednesday at the inquest into her death. Trevor Rees, formerly known...

“Inconsistencies” over Diana driver samples

The procedures used by French medical experts to collect samples from the body of Princess Diana's chauffeur suffered "inconsistencies", the inquest into her death...

‘British spies bugged Diana, leaked tapes to smear her’

British intelligence was spying on Princess Diana and recording embarrassingly private conversations, which were later leaked to the world, three years before she separated...

Diana ‘believed she would be bumped off’

By Nick Allen Diana, Princess of Wales believed she was going to be "bumped off" by MI6 because of her high profile campaign against landmines,...

The Diana inquiry cop who was on £1,000 a day

Britain's former top policeman Lord Stevens was paid £1,000 a day for taking charge of the inquiry into the death of Diana, Princess of...

Diana’s confidante reveals link to MI6

Jack Malvern Rosa Monckton, a confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, said yesterday that someone close to her was involved in the Secret Intelligence Service....

Ambulance driver defends slow Diana journey

David Batty and agencies Guardian Unlimited The ambulance carrying the dying Diana, Princess of Wales to hospital was deliberately driven slowly due to the severity of...

Diana was alive after the crash: Witness

Princess Diana cried, "Oh my God, oh my God," as she lay in the smoking wreckage of the car, according to one of the...

Witness saw ‘white flash’ in Diana death crash tunnel

By Robert Barr A man who claimed he saw a blinding flash of light in a Paris road tunnel just before the car crash that...

DIANA TRUTH WILL DESTROY BRITAIN

By Tom Hutchison THE truth about Princess Diana’s death could “spell the ruination of Britain”, it was claimed last night. The allegation was made by the...

Henri Paul’s father raises dramatic new questions over Diana’s death crash

DENNIS RICE and TIM FINAN The father of Henri Paul, the driver who was killed alongside Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed has raised disturbing new...

Prince Philip ‘told MI6 to murder Diana and lover’

By Andrew Vine SENSATIONAL claims that Princess Diana was murdered on the instructions of the Duke of Edinburgh after she expressed fears of an attempt...

MI6 men were in Paris when Diana died

By Robert Verkaik   MI6 agents were operating in Paris at the time of the car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed,...

Diana jury told to consider multiple conspiracy theories

By Robert Verkaik The jury at the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed will explore 10 key elements supporting...

Diana: The unseen evidence which has been mysteriously ignored until now

By SUE REID Over English tea served in fine china cups at a sumptuous Paris apartment last November, an astonishing meeting took place to discuss the...

DIANA: VITAL NEW EVIDENCE BLOWS APART POLICE CASE

By Cyril Dixon   THE mystery over Princess Diana’s fatal car crash took another twist yesterday when startling new evidence emerged about the death of a...

Al Fayed inquest plea to Diana bodyguard

By Marc Baker HARRODS boss Mohamed Al Fayed has urged Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones to give evidence at her inquest. Mr Rees-Jones, 49, marked...

DIANA KILLED BY FIAT DRIVER SAYS POLICE CHIEF

By Mark Reynolds THE driver of a mystery white Fiat Uno was responsible for Princess Diana’s death, claims the detective who led the inquiry into...

The Danger of Secret Alcoholism

High-functioning alcoholics are often hiding in plain sight—and they're often more dangerous than drop-dead drunks.

January 8, 2013  |  

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“He was never drunk when I interviewed him,” the late writer Truman Capote’s biographer told me.

“It was just a mistake. He didn’t hurt anyone,” a friend said of an acquaintance who got a DUI last year.

“She doesn’t drink much,” my husband said of me when a therapist asked about our drinking habits. “Just a little white wine.”

Alcohol is confusing. For one thing, it is selectively addictive. Some people can drink safely; others can’t. For another thing, although alcohol is a depressant, especially in large doses, new research shows that in moderate doses it can also act as a happy stimulant. The first few drinks make the world a better place. The next few have the opposite effect: The drinker “may not be able to grasp the thread of a conversation; his reflexes will be somewhat delayed, his speech slurred, and his gait unsteady,” writes Dr. James Milam in his classic study Under the Influence.

Because ethanol, the active ingredient in alcohol, is a very simple and very tiny molecule, it is the Speedy Gonzales of addictive substances, zooming right through the protective blood/brain barrier and delivering
an immediate punch. Once alcohol enters the bloodstream, it triggers a series 
of responses that can last 24 hours. Many heavy drinkers are always in some 
stage of inebriation or withdrawal, and this changes the way they engage with
the world. There may be hours—entire mornings!—when they appear to be “normal,” but there is no "normal" in the body or brain of a heavy drinker.

Alcohol is metabolized at the approximate rate of one drink per hour. Someone who has two drinks before dinner, three beers with dinner and two nightcaps may pass out and wake up six hours late still drunk. If
 they sleep longer, they wake up with more alcohol out of their system but often in a painful state of withdrawal (along with dehydration and other nasty symptoms caused by the toxins that your body churns out as it processes the ethanol). Hangovers, which arguably have a greater effect on mood than alcohol itself, are the body’s scream for more. Soon enough, driven by a cellular level craving, the heavy drinker with a hangover will have that beer or that brandy in the coffee that quiets the disturbance, at least for a while.

Someone in withdrawal is even less likely to seem drunk than someone who has had a few drinks. But the effects can be deadly. “The strange truth that alcoholics are often in worse shape when their blood alcohol content is descending than when it is at its highest level is an extremely difficult point to grasp,” write Catherine Ketchum in her book Beyond the Influence. “The withdrawal syndrome represents a state of hyperexcitability, or extreme agitation in the nervous system. “ Ketcham uses the tragic example of Henri Paul, the driver of the car in which Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed were killed in 1997. Paul, who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when his body was tested after the accident, had been waiting around the Ritz for two hours to drive during which he had little to drink. “Paul was drunk and he was in withdrawal,” Ketchum writes. “Both facts sealed his doom and the fate of his passengers.”

In Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic, Sarah Allen Benton makes the case that the image of the archetypal alcoholic—the stumbling Bowery bum—has obscured a much more common and infrequently treated type of alcoholic—the alcoholic who can function in the world and appear to be fine. Perhaps because high-functioning alcoholics do not tax government systems and cause social problems, they get far less attention than more dramatic drinkers. Although these high-functioning boozers sometimes do not 
meet the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism, they are desperately in need of help. Examples abound: from former First Lady Betty Ford to actor Robin Williams and musician Eric Clapton. Dr. Mark Willenbring, an addiction specialist, told Benton, “[High-functioning alcoholics] are successful students. They’re good parents, good workers. They watch their weight. They go to the gym. Then they go home and have four martinis and two bottle of wine. Are they alcoholics? You bet.”

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Lucas puts $2.02 billion worth of Disney shares up for possible sale

George Lucas (Valerie Macon / Getty Images / AFP)

George Lucas (Valerie Macon / Getty Images / AFP)

Filmmaker George Lucas' trust has registered its 2% stake in Walt Disney worth $2.02 billion for possible sale in a filing with US regulators. However, that does not mean a sale is imminent.

­The document allows for the potential sale of the 37.1 million Disney shares owned by the Lucas trust.

The company has not indicated how many shares it is planning to sell, and the document said it could decide against selling any at all, AFP reported.

"The selling security holder has not informed us, and we do not know, when or in what amounts the selling security holder may offer for sale the shares of common stock pursuant to this offering," the trust added.

The Star Wars creator received the shares when Disney took over his LucasFilms company last year for $4.05 billion. The deal included the high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the "Indiana Jones'' franchise. Lucasfilm joins animated film producer Pixar, Marvel Studios, ESPN and ABC, all purchased by Disney in recent years.

The seventh part of the Star Wars saga, with a working title of “Episode 7,” is due to hit screens in 2015. It will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9. The trilogy will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo and Princess Leia beyond “Return of the Jedi”. George Lucas will serve as a creative consultant on the new movies. “I’m doing this so that the films will have a longer life,” Lucas said in an interview posted on YouTube. “I get to be a fan now … I sort of look forward to it. It's a lot more fun actually, than actually having to go out into the mud and snow.”