Bryon Bell - Tiger Wood's Friend - and Rachel Uchitel in Melbourne

A Man Who Looks Like Tiger's Friend With Rachel Uchitel in Melbourne

It’s not for me in far-away Australia to accuse Tiger Woods of telling porkies. Perhaps he’s become a little forgetful as he prepares to play in the US Masters on April 8, but I couldn’t help noticing when he claimed in a recent one-off tv interview that no-one in his inner circle knew about his liaisons with a string of women.

‘I’m sure if more people would have known in my inner circle they would’ve stopped it. Or tried to put a stop to it, but I kept it all to myself,’ the golfer told Kelly Tilghman of The Golf Channel.

Well, as my, yes my, exclusive photo (with apologies for the fuzziness in the darkness of the lobby) which has been seen around the world, shows, it was Tiger’s old boyhood friend and close confidante Bryon Bell who actually flew all the way to Australia with Rachel Uchitel – one of the women on Tiger’s ‘other women’ list – in November last year. He was playing in the Australian Masters, but neither Bryon, who has caddied for Tiger in the past, nor Rachel, brought any clubs with them, of course.
Emails from Mr Bell revealing details of the flight he had arranged for Rachel have already been widely published, but if anyone has any doubt that he was involved in Rachel’s travel itinerary take a look at the man talking with her and a hotel employee in Melbourne. He arrived at the hotel with her and helped her check in.
You might agree he bears rather a close resemblance to the picture of Bryon (inset).
In any case, we can expect more revelations about the people in Tiger’s inner circle who ‘didn’t know anything’ – one of the women who claim to have had a long relationship with him, Joslyn James, says she is about to release emails she received from Mr Bell in 2007 detailing arrangements for her to travel to US cities where Tiger was playing. Of course, Mr Bell’s helpfulness in arranging such travel could be just coincidence….
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Tiger...a happy man on the golf course

Tiger...a happy man on the golf course

Well, here we go again. Following my two earlier blogs suggesting that the Tiger Woods story was destined to run and run, rumours are now spreading like wildfire that the world’s number one golfer and his lovely wife Elin Nordegren were involved in an argument shortly before he crashed his SUV at 2.25am.
As has already been reported, the National Enquirer is running a story claiming that Woods has been having an affair with New York socialite Rachel Uchitel, who was photographed checking into the same Melbourne hotel that he was staying at while he was playing in the Australian Masters earlier this month.
Only Tiger and his wife would be able to tell us whether the Enquirer story was behind his reason for driving from their Florida mansion in the early hours of the morning. But it is certainly curious to find such a high profile personality leaving his marital home at 2.25am and then crashing into a fire hydrant and a tree.
It must also be wondered why Elin reportedly dashed out of the house with a golf club in order to smash the back window of the vehicle to provide assistance.
When police arrived they found Tiger lying in the street with his wife beside him. According to reports, they have since told police they had been having a domestic disagreement before the crash.
He’s back home now, having been treated in hospital for facial injuries.
Tiger’s spokesperson has reportedly confirmed he met Rachel Uchitel in the past but denied they were having an affair.
So the story continues to run and run…

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'Baby Z'

'Baby Z'

A baby girl who faced a slow, painful death as her brain MELTED, is on the road to recovery after an astonishing world-first experiment.
‘Baby Z’s’ brain had begun to dissolve shortly after she was born 18 months ago because she had too much toxic sulphite in her system – an extremely rare condition for which there was no known cure.
Her prospects of survival were hopeless, but her parents and doctors in Melbourne refused to stand by helplessly and watch her fade away as the poison in her body ate her brain away.
Doctors and the little girl’s parents – who cannot be named for privacy reasons – began searching the world for any kind of drug or treatment that might give the baby even the slightest chance of survival.
They learned of a drug that had been successfully tested on mice in Germany back in 2004, but it had never been tried on humans because there were many ethical hurdles to overcome.
What followed was a determined and courageous effort by the parents and doctors on opposite sides of the world to give Baby Z a chance of life by treating her with the drug.
With the baby’s fate sealed if nothing was done, everyone contacted agreed she had to be subjected to what is now being described as ‘the biggest long shot in medical history’.
The incredible answer to the brave experiment came in the words of Baby Z’s mother, who told the Herald Sun in Melbourne that her little girl was now ‘absolutely delightful and as stubborn as anything..she has just started saying a few words and is constantly moving around.’
She added: ‘I refused to accept she would die. The procedure was a tiny bit of hope, but when you have nothing, that is a lot of hope.’
And pioneering neo-natologist Dr Alex Veldman, recalling one amazing day in his career, told how after within one month of receiving the special drug Baby Z just ‘woke up’.
‘It was really like awakening – it was just bang and she was switched on,’ he said.
The amazing case which has given hope to other parents with children born with the brain-dissolving condition known as molybdenum cofactor deficiency, which poisons the brain and kills within months of birth, emerges from days of sadness shortly after Baby Z was born.
Her toxic sulphite levels were nearly 30 times higher than normal and were literally dissolving her brain. Doctors shook their heads – there was nothing they could do to stop the deadly process that had begun in her tiny body.
But they were not going to give up and three weeks after searching for answers biochemist Dr Rob Gianello found a research paper by German plant biologist Professor Gunther Schwarz, describing the experimental drug he had used on mice and saved them.
In Melbourne Dr Veldman began the process that would lead to Baby Z receiving the drug, speaking in detail to Professor Schwarz and appealing to the ethics committee at Melbourne’s Monash Children’s Hospital.
Next came an approach to the Office of the Public Advocate, who in turn called on special medical procedure powers to convince the Family Court to allow the unique treatment to proceed. Within an hour of the court’s approval, Baby Z was given the drug.
Astonished doctors watched as, within hours of receiving her first daily dose of the drug, Baby Z’s sulphite levels dropped from nearly 300 to below 100. And within three days the levels were ‘normal’ at around 10.
Baby Z had suffered some brain damage in the weeks it took to find a cure, but her parents say she is now improving.
Her recovery has given hope to other parents and researchers are now planning human trials with a view to making it available to all babies suffering from the same brain-melting condition.

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