Marina Baker
British politiican, writer, actor and model
Marina Baker
Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 1987.
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Is it OK for doctors to 'google' patients?
Yahoo News - about 2 years
The practice of “googling” others for professional reasons or out of personal curiosity is so ubiquitous that the name of the popular Internet search engine has turned into a verb. The authors of a new paper in the Journal of General Internal Medicine write that sometimes, the practice is acceptable. They hope their paper sparks conversation among colleagues and the American Medical Association about the possibility of guidelines for providers in the digital age, one in which most medical students can't remember a world without search engines. “The motivation is to protect patients and prevent harm,” said Maria Baker, a Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute genetics counselor.
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WATCH: Woman In Her 90s Gives Amazing Back-To-School Gift
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Seattle woman in her 90s is helping a much younger generation get a head start this fall. Jean Renny donated $20,000 to the Salvation Army so about 100 low-income kids could go on a back-to-school shopping spree, King 5 News reported. The children each got $200 to spend at J.C. Penney on Tuesday. Many stocked up on classroom staples like pencils, notebooks and backpacks, King 5 footage above shows. But some kids desperately needed other basics, like footwear. "There was a child today whose feet were hurting him because his shoes were three sizes too small. … [T]hat's the way he showed up and we see that over and over again," Lora Marini Baker, a Salvation Army spokeswoman, told The Christian Post. Renny, a widow, did not have children and "is very interested in helping children," Baker said. Though Renny was not able to attend because of health issues, the Post said she would receive a video of the event. Her good deed ignited a pageful of well-wishers on ...
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Salvation Army Raises Thousands at Inaugural Breakfast in Bellevue
Bellevue Patch - almost 5 years
The Salvation Army Eastside Corps raised $25,000 at its first ever fundraising breakfast on the eastside on Wednesday morning. Approximately 100 attendees paid $75 per plate and made additional contributions, helping bring the total figure raised to $25,000. "We are thrilled that the community came out to support us," said Lora Marini Baker, director of communications for the Salvation Army's Northwest Division. Local dignitaries in attendence at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency included Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and King County Councilwoman Jane Hague. "It was great to have the mayor of Bellevue and Councilwoman Hague at our event," Baker said. Funds raised at the breakfast will help finance Salvation Army programs on the eastside, such as a nightly free community dinner, after school tutoring, summer camps, rent and utility assistance and holiday events.  The Salvation Army's Eastside Corps is active in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville and Bothell. The Eastside Co ...
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Collecting state sales taxes on Internet purchases (2 letters)
Denver Post - almost 5 years
Re: “State’s ‘Amazon tax’ was right idea in wrong place,” April 8 editorial. I wonder if those who are pushing a “fair sales tax” are thinking about the ramifications of a really fair tax. Local retailers today collect and remit taxes based on where they are located, not where their customers live. If online shops are to be required instead to collect and pay taxes to all the various jurisdictions where their customers live, then for a really level playing field, the “store down the road” should have to demand legal proof of residence from customers and collect and remit sales tax based on the city and state of residence. I think instead the only logical answer to the “level playing field” argument is to require online stores to collect and remit sales taxes to the places where they are registered as businesses. I’m not sure that in this case Colorado would get the tax windfall for which the legislators are hoping. Sharon Mumper, Colorado Springs This letter was published in th ...
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Lake Erie home floats on plastic blocks in marina - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Working at a nearby marina, Baker anchored 63 of the blocks together to form a platform roughly 32 by 46 feet. In 2007, he floated the platform from the marina to his shoreline and started construction. Baker wanted a two-bedroom home to accommodate
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marina Baker
  • 2013
    Age 45
    In July 2013 she joined a protest against fracking in Balcombe in West Sussex.
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  • 2007
    Age 39
    She lost her seat on 3 May 2007 when she was defeated for re-election by the Conservatives.
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  • 2006
    Age 38
    In 2006, she chaired the Lewes district council, where she represented the coastal communities of East Saltdean and Telscombe Cliffs, just five miles east of the cosmopolitan hub of Brighton in Sussex.
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  • 2005
    Age 37
    She has also served as the mayoress of Telscombe and during the 2005 General Election she stood (unsuccessfully) for Parliament in the Brighton Kemptown constituency as a Liberal Democrat.
    More Details Hide Details She has been quoted as saying, somewhat facetiously, "I'm not sure Page Three girls can become MPs". Baker is active in a number of local environmentalist programs such as the Saltdean "walking bus", which accompanies a line of children to school, reducing the number of cars on the road and giving the children "a good bit of exercise" before school. She has also set up a community recycling scheme for a local preschool and ran eco-fairs to help promote understanding of sustainable living. As a member of the Telscombe town council, she takes an active role in REGEN—part of the Local Strategic Partnership—where she organises projects to promote social economic and environmental well-being in the towns of Peacehaven, Telscombe and East Saltdean. She organises regular REGEN events in the community, including "The Circle", a sustainability fair which has run in conjunction with Telscombe's Town fair, RANDOMfreeFEST—a youth festival in Peacehaven—and "Cool Yule", a seasonal market held at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, promoting local food and gifts.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    In 2001, she worked as a magic consultant for a BBC documentary about the Harry Potter books.
    More Details Hide Details Baker is active in local politics in the Lewes area of England, now working under her married name of Marina Pepper.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    In 1995 Baker wrote a lengthy article about her experiences as a Playmate for the London edition of Time Out magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Baker has appeared in two films: the 1987 TV movie Casanova, starring Richard Chamberlain, and the 1990 short film Man from China. She also acted in the musical Forever Elvis (in the role of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley), and played Nina in a stage production of Chekov's The Seagull. By this time, she got involved in fighting chemical factories, ran a campsite with a cafe, worked on a goat farm, looked after a child and ran a community theatre. Following the death of a boyfriend she retired from acting and modeling while still in her early twenties and for a brief time went back to waitressing in England. Back home, she decided to further her education and completed a BA (Hons) in journalism from the London College of Printing and an MA in dramatic writing from the University of Sussex. She ended up doing work experience at the News of the World, before joining the London Evening Standard. During the 1990s, Baker worked extensively as a journalist, most often for The Independent, The Telegraph and The Guardian newspapers, as well as Punch (where she was the Punch milkmaid), and Junior Magazine in the United Kingdom.
  • 1987
    Age 19
    When the March 1987 issue of Playboy was released to newsstands she had only recently turned 19.
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  • 1986
    Age 18
    Baker was first approached to pose for Penthouse but turned them down and did her Playmate shoot in 1986 when she was 18.
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  • 1967
    Born on December 8, 1967.
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