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My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition

Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:42 PM EDT
Back to the past Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:44 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A look at Viki before Erika.Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but I am about to enter the final days of my student teaching semester. With graduation fast approaching next Saturday, things have gotten rather hectic around the house, seriously limiting the amount of free time I have available to write this column. So, because of homework and tests, here an article from the June 1971 edition of After Noon TV, entitled "The Good Witch of the North Riding Side Saddle on a Washing Machine." It was written by Robert Narrows, and talks about Joanne Dorian who became the second actress to portray Viki on "One Life to Live" between Gillian Spencer and Erika Slezak. Hope you enjoy.......Return with us...

My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition

Saturday, April 19, 2008 6:44 PM EDT
Glory Days Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:51 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - An examination of Andrea Evans' popularity in Llanview.Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but there has been a lot of excitement around here lately. From meetings and classes to homework and illnesses to an earthquake. Yes, that's right....I was one of those people who was jolted awake last Friday morning at 4:38 am by the 5.2 magnitude quake. While it caused no damage or injuries here, it did shake things up.....literally. That was the first earthquake I remember going through, and it was both scary and fascinating at the same time. On a separate note, I received some very good news yesterday. For those of you who are familiar with the PRAXIS exams, then you'll know what I'm referring to....

My View of Llanview: March 30 Edition

Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:20 PM EDT
Back to the past Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:23 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A look back at Erika Slezak's early days in Llanview.Hello everyone. Student teaching is still keeping on my toes, so here is another article I found recently about "OLTL." Hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of the spring season. I hope all these April showers bring plenty of May flowers. Now that spring is here, I can hardly wait for summer to begin. Due to that fact I am again taking a trip down memory lane with my column. My apologizes once more for the improtu column. The following article appeared in Daytime TV, in May 1972. It features Erika Slezak, and is about her parents, childhood, and landing a role on "One Life to Live." It was written...

My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:57 PM EDT
Memories Saturday, March 15, 2008 7:59 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A study of Llanview's silver anniversary.Greetings everyone. Hope all my fellow "One Life to Live" fans are having a wonderful weekend and a great month of March. I cannot believe that it is nearly springtime already. My how time flies when you are swamped with work. The last few days have been very hectic for me with homework, field trips, papers to grade, and the PRAXIS Test. For those of you unfamiliar with the exam, it is a test you are required to take over your content area in order to become certified to teach in your state. It is a nationwide testing system, that is modified to fit the curriculum taught in each U.S. state and territory. For me, there are three parts, one over classroom management and discipline,...

My View of Llanview: February 29 Edition

Friday, February 29, 2008 8:31 PM EDT
Blowing off steam Friday, February 29, 2008 8:35 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- My latest rant on Llanview's current state.Hello once again everyone. Hope you are as glad as I am that spring is just around the corner. I can hardly wait for the warmer temperatures and short wearing weather to return to my little corner of the planet. I am also looking forward to spring break, which unfortunately will likely be shortened this year because of days missed for snow and ice. There is even talk of us going to school on one or two Saturday's in March. Which would be virtually unheard of for elementary, middle, and high school students in the U.S.A. these days. But anyway, I guess it beats going to school in the middle of the summer. Anywho, it's time to talk a little about "One...

My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

Friday, February 15, 2008 11:23 PM EDT
Looking back Friday, February 15, 2008 11:28 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Another look back at "One Life to Live" over the years.Hello all. I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Valentine's Day, and that it was everything you dreamed of and more. How is everyone? Hope life has been treating you kindly. As for me, I am in the process of putting together my student teaching portfolio at the moment, something which has become a rather cumbersome task. But really, I am enjoying student teaching so far. The kids are great (well most of them anyway), and I like their enthusam. However, as you can imagine, planning lesson plans and making out tests is a time consuming task. And so, because of that, I'm afraid I haven't a great deal of time to devote to this column at the moment....

My View of Llanview: January 30 Edition

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:37 PM EDT
"One Life," Many Issues Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5:40 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look back at how "One Life to Live" handled social issues in the past.Hello all. Hope life is treating everyone well. I am now off and running with my student teaching at my local middle school. Thus far it has been it has been rather interesting. I'm finally starting to learn all the students’ names, which is a big help. Student teaching can be tons of fun, but it is also very labor intensive. I have lesson plans to write, assignments to grade, and chapters to review for tomorrow's social studies classes. So, due to my somewhat overwhelming workload at the moment, I have decided to go a slightly different route with this edition of the column. Since it's been awhile since we've done this, I...

My View of Llanview: January 15 Edition

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:41 AM EDT
What happens in Texas doesn't stay in Texas. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:45 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at the Bon Jour Cafe hostage crisis.Happy 2008 everyone, and welcome to my first column of the New Year. I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season. I don't know about you, but I am glad the holidays are finally over. It was nice while it lasted, but it such a relief when things got back to normal once more. After a couple of busy evening of burning the 9 pm oil (haha), I have finally gotten caught up on my "One Life to Live" viewing for the month. I have been so busy lately since starting student teaching on January 3rd. Until the end of the school year, I have working with about 112 sixth grade social studies students. ...

My View of Llanview: December 15 Edition

Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:21 AM EDT
"One Life" goes primetime Saturday, December 15, 2007 9:30 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- How feasible is a "One Life to Live" spin-off centering around John McBain?Hello again everyone. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far. I also hope that you are having better weather than I am at my house. Life has been like an underwater world here recently with rain, rain, and more rain. I keep hoping for some snow by Christmas, but it looks less and less likely with each passing day. So, if any of you are unsure what to get me for Christmas, I have an easy answer as to what I want. Just pray that it will snow on my old Kentucky home for Christmas. Maybe if we all do it, my wish will come true. But anyway, enough of my vain attempt...