Julia Roberts’s half sister Nancy Motes found dead

The half sister of Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts died from a possible drug overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said on Monday.

Nancy Motes, 37, was found dead in a bathtub full of water at a Los Angeles residence on Sunday, L.A. County Coroner spokesman Captain John Kades said.

Prescription drugs were found at the residence, which was not Motes’s home. Kades said nothing has been ruled out, including an accidental drug overdose or a suicidal overdose. He added that indications of a suicide note had been found at the residence.

An autopsy for Motes was scheduled for Monday, but an actual cause of death may take as long as 8 to 10 weeks to be determined, pending a toxicology report.

Motes is the half sister of Oscar-winner Roberts and her brother, Eric Roberts, also an actor. She was born to their mother.

Julia Roberts, 46, who is currently nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “August: Osage County,” did not appear at the Oscar nominees luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Monday.

Representatives for both Julia Roberts and Eric Roberts did not respond to Reuters for comment.

In a statement to People magazine, the Roberts family said they were “shocked and devastated” by Motes’s death.

“It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Motes … confirms that she was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday of an apparent drug overdose,” the family said.

Naxos Beaches


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Naxos Island has some of the very best beaches in Greece.

Saint George is the beach of  Naxos Town (Hora).  It is located in the so named bay and it stretches almost one kilometre to the south.

Agios Prokopios is a fine sand beach located south the headland of Stelida peninsula.

Agia Anna, the next cove south is a beautiful resort with small port for the fishing boats and the yachts.

South of Agia Anna is Plaka beach, one of the best on the island, an almost five kilometre stretch of fine sand and almost uninhabited in the southern part of it.

Further south are Mikri Vigla and Kastraki beaches. Further still, Pyrgaki, is the last stop of the coastal bus route. In Pyrgaki there are three coves. The last one has the better beach.

Driving further to the south -5 kilometres unpaved road from Pyrgaki beach, Agiassos is a lesser known bay with sand and shallow sea.

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Adamas milos


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Adamas, a seaside village with approximately one thousand inhabitants, is a tourist centre and port. Between 1844 and 1914 it was a municipality, which in 1885 even had its own member of Parliament. This privilege was granted by the government in honour of the first settlers, who were refugees from Sfakia in southern Crete.

Adamas and the rest of the island, offers us the utmost in comfort and pleasure for our holiday. Peace and quiet is combined with entertainment and an enticing night life. Banks, a post-office, port police, customs office, doctors, dentists, a chemist shop, Greek and international tourist agencies, are just a few of the facilities available to the visitor.

Article source: http://chrispalis.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/adamas-milos/

Family Vacation In Greece


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Family vacation in Greece


Looking for a vacation that the whole family can enjoy? Guess what. Greece is a fun destination for families and how could not be as Greeks adore children. Family vacation in Greece constitute a perfect mix between leisure time for the parents and recreation for the children. In Greek summers the sun shines all the time and the sea blue takes over. You and your family while in Greece will have the chance to swim in clear, safe water, as most of the beaches are “blue flaged”, visit archaeological sites and enjoy incredible food. The are no special vaccinations required and no special medicine perscribed.


  • It is difficult to find hotel room suitable for four (4) or five (5) people. Common hote rooms are 2 single beded with small balcony and sometimes a small refregator. There are studios or other options for 4 – 5 persons, however you have to book in advance in order to be safe.
  • Most restaurants are not designed for small kids. Finding high chairs is almost imposible.


  • September is definitely slower than July or August. Hotel rooms are easier to find and you’ll probably get about a 10% or 20% discount off the high season price. Weather is perfect also, allthought there might be high winds.
  • If you’re going to any of the most popular islands ( Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete (Chania or Rethymno)) in July or August you need to book in advance
  • If you have a large party of 4 or more people it’s best that you book in advance

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