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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Top 15 Names Of Girls Who Will Get Pregnant In 2015 | B104

Top 15 Names Of Girls Who Will Get Pregnant In 2015 | B104

Learning From Your Mistakes is a Big Mistake!

Learning From Your Mistakes is a Big Mistake!

As it turns out, trying to learn from your mistakes isn't such a good idea. Reporting in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, scientists from Vanderbilt University say that focusing on the past appears to put people in worse moods and may even be self-fulfilling. "Be very careful when you ask anybody to dig up the past," says Kelly Haws, an associate professor of marketing and coauthor of the study. She adds that looking forward tends to be far more effective explaining, "You don't buy the $700 boots, because you want to go on that trip to Europe. You study instead of party because you want a good score on the test. It's generally a more effective way to try to make decisions." To study this, the team divided subjects into two groups, asking one to remember their self-control "successes," the other their "failures," reports Futurity. They also asked participants to remember different numbers of stories -- some recalling many, others only a few. Finally, participants were given a budget and asked them how much they'd spend on something they can't afford -- shoes or a video game, say. Turns out that those asked to remember a couple successes stuck to their budgets, while those asked to remember past failures or lots of successes all splurged. So if you want better self-control, keep looking forward. Or as I heard it once well put: "Glance back, but don't stare." (Journal of Consumer Psychology)

Millennials Totally Cool with Funeral Selfies!

Millennials Totally Cool with Funeral Selfies!

It seems for millennials, every time is the right time for a selfie. Evan funerals! Yep, a new study by Luster Premium White says one in five millennials are OK with taking a selfie at a funeral! It gets worse: 47 percent are perfectly OK with snapping a selfie while in the throes of childbirth, 50 percent are down with naked selfies, and 30 percent have no problem with taking a selfie during sex. Considering that the survey estimates that the average millennial spends around 54 hours a year taking selfies, it's doubtful there will be any kind of "selfie control" anytime soon.(Huffington Post)

Tinder Outraged That They Would Be Associated with STDs!

Tinder Outraged That They Would Be Associated with STDs!

Who in their right mind could ever think that Tinder could be associated with STDs? The popular "hook-up" app has sent a cease and desist letter to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation after a billboard went up in Los Angeles last week that draws a link between dating apps and a growing rate of sexually transmitted diseases. Probably didn't help that the billboard was located near the West Hollywood headquarters of Tinder. The foundation said the billboard's purpose is to raise awareness about the increasing STD rate and to encourage dating-app users to get regular screenings or a "free STD check." The billboard features silhouettes of people and the words "Tinder, Chlamydia, Grindr, Gonorrhea." Whitney Engeran-Cordova, the foundation's public health division director, said, "In many ways, location-based mobile dating apps are becoming a digital bathhouse for millennials wherein the next sexual encounter can literally just be a few feet away -- as well as the next STD." She added, "While these sexual encounters are often intentionally brief or even anonymous, sexually transmitted diseases can have lasting effects on an individual's personal health and can certainly create epidemics in communities at large." (L.A. Times)

GSA Auctions Computer Equipment and Accessories Update

09/30/2015 02:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $75    STATE: PA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 10-15-2015 12:00 NOON CT.

  One each Apple Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013), no operating system/apps/software/accessories. 1531F85262A001

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

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Lord of the Crows

Lord of the Crows
Now for your feel good story of the day. All we know is the man has a Snap Chat account and recently documented an amazing tale of a good deed. The man recently came across a crow with his head stuck in a fence. So he carefully freed the suffering bird, decided to name it Russell (after that guy from Gladiator) and nurse it back to health. Once restored to health, the inevitable heartbreaking moment comes when the crow and his Good Samaritan have to part ways. Apparently it's not only elephants who never forget-- also crows. Russell came back to thank the man, bringing with him a whole flock of his friends. It seemed a little creepy at first but the murder of crows, as they are properly called, just hung out in the guy's backyard and fence for a while before taking off again. Kind of just a crowey way of saying, thanks bro. (Metro)

What the What?

What the What?

During a news conference Thai police said they have identified the motive for the deadly bombing at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok last August: Human trafficking. Police Chief Somyot Pumpanmuang said authorities had "destroyed" a human trafficking network, and the bombing was revenge for that -- not for Thailand sending Muslim Uighur people back to China as was once suspected. A man they arrested in August was the man spotted in surveillance footage from the shrine wearing a yellow shirt, and has confessed to his role in the bombing. Another man was arrested who used a cell phone to trigger the bomb. So, since the police themselves solved the crime, they then saw fit to give themselves 3 million bhat, or $83,000 in reward money. No kidding. (Reuters)

Your Parrot's Talking is Against the Law!

Your Parrot's Talking is Against the Law!

In Avalon, New Jersey, Elaine Scattergood used to place her parrots, Edmund and Arthur, on the front porch where neighbors walking by would often stop and say hello and the parrots would reply with a greeting. But not anymore. It seems other grumpy neighbors complained and called police. The case actually ended up in court where a judge told Scattergood the noise complaint will be dismissed if there are no violations reported in the next 90 days. (The Press of Atlantic City)

We Keep Telling You: Don't Leave Your Dog in the Car!

We Keep Telling You: Don't Leave Your Dog in the Car!

How many times do we have to tell you to not leave animals in cars? In Ellsworth, Maine, somebody found out the hard way. Ellsworth Police say our friend was walking the dog near Branch Lake but then put the dog into his truck after an encounter with another dog. While the man spoke to the other dog's owner, the Yorkshire terrier managed to bump the Chevrolet Silverado into gear, causing it to roll about 75 feet smack into the lake, and bounce off a rock before sinking in roughly 10 feet of water. Police say a family friend immediately swam into the lake and saved the trapped dog. A towing company was called in to remove the truck. Fortunately no humans or dogs were injured. Can't say the same for the truck. (

Project Update: I-40 paving and SR 87 bridge deck replacement at Winslow

Project Update: I-40 paving and SR 87 bridge deck replacement at Winslow
Paving on I-40 through Winslow has been completed and crews are now working on replacing the SR 87 bridge deck

The Arizona Department of Transportation has finished the paving portion of this project through Winslow. Crews are now working on replacing the State Route 87 bridge deck, which crosses Interstate 40, on the east side of town.

On Tuesday (Oct. 6) and Wednesday (Oct. 7) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., I-40 will be closed both eastbound and westbound at the SR 87 Interchange (exit 257). Traffic will be diverted around the closure by using the on and off ramps at the interchange.

There will be narrow traffic lanes, wide load restrictions and a reduced speed limit through the work zones. Drivers are asked to use caution, watch for detour signs and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information about this project, please call Rod Wigman at 928-308-8233, or email

Bridge replacement work starts on I-40 west of Holbrook Oct. 12

Bridge replacement work starts on I-40 west of Holbrook Oct. 12
Drivers should expect narrowed lanes and reduced speed limits

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project on Monday, Oct. 12 to replace the eastbound bridge at Tanner Wash on Interstate 40 (milepost 277-278), about seven miles east of Holbrook.

The $2.2 million project, which is scheduled for completion the first part of 2016, will include the construction of a new bridge, replacing the approach slabs and bridge barrier.

Work hours will be sunrise to sunset Monday through Thursday. There will be narrowed traffic lanes and the speed limit will be reduced through the work zones.   While the eastbound bridge work is being done, traffic will be diverted to the westbound side of the freeway where two-way traffic will be maintained for approximately one half mile. Eastbound and westbound Interstate 40 access will be maintained at exit 277.

Flaggers will be present to guide vehicles through the work zones when necessary and drivers may experience brief delays at times.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zones with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information on this project call Rod Wigman at 928-308-8233 or


It's time to load up your plate with broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. If you pay attention to what you eat -- and what you don't eat -- you can clean and whiten your teeth naturally, says UK dentist, Dr. Anthony Zybutz. There are three components to the white teeth diet: chewing, saliva production and staining, Zybutz tells London's Daily Mail:
1. Chewing
Fruits and vegetables that must be chewed act like a toothbrush while you eat, scrubbing the surface of your teeth, removing food particles and preventing plaque build-up. These foods also massage the gums, which stimulates blood flow and helps keep gums healthy. Best foods to eat: Apples, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, pineapple, celery and hard cheeses.
2. Saliva
When the flow of saliva is increased, it helps keep teeth whiter by essentially rinsing your teeth as you eat. Best foods to eat: Citrus fruits, such as grapefruits, limes, lemons and oranges, as well as strawberries.
3. Staining
What you don't eat is almost as important as what you do eat when it comes to maintaining white teeth. Zybutz offers this rule of thumb: If a food will stain your shirt, then it will also stain your teeth. Foods to avoid: Red wine, tea, coffee, cola and sports drinks, blackberries, blueberries, pomegranates, curry sauces, soy sauce and anything that is artificially colored.

And if broccoli and cauliflower aren't your favorite foods, take heart. White teeth were just as fashionable in ancient Roman times as they are today, but the Romans gargled with urine to whiten their choppers. Suddenly, broccoli doesn't sound so bad, does it?



  • Nearly 15% of employees say working for a younger boss makes them uncomfortable at work.
  • The majority of adults remember their first car, more than their first kiss.
  • About 1 in every 3 wives, wish their husbands would hold their hand.
  • 32% of people haven't worn a swimsuit in public in 5 years.
  • Men are 75% more likely to get mad, or angry, while watching sports, than women.

What Career Are You Meant For?



  • It now appears that King Tut's tomb could hide yet another secret burial chamber, this one for his queen.
  • Jim Carrey's most recent girlfriend, Cathriona White was reportedly found dead by the LAPD Monday night with a suicide note at the scene that referenced him.
  • Sean Astin says that it's not a matter of if a sequel to "Goonies" will be made, but when.
  • So, Billy Joel had just finished performing "The Longest Time" in Madison Square Garden last Saturday night, when he remarked, "And now she's dating John Mellencamp."
  • Friends say that David Letterman has grown a giant beard in his retirement and is barely recognizable.
  • "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak-Biermann was forced to leave "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night after suffering a mini-stroke.
  • Yes, that was Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas hanging out at Disneyland together over the weekend.
  • Kim Fields, who we watched as a teen in "The Facts of Life" is now on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
  • Catherine Coulson, who became famous to Twin Peaks fans as 'the Log Lady,' has died at the age of 71.
  • Paul Walker's daughter is suing Porsche over her father's death.
  • It's happening college by college. On Monday, Brown University rescinded Bill Cosby's honorary degree, which was awarded to him in 1985.
  • Tesla unveiled their new Model X crossover yesterday. Yours, for just $132,000.
  • Erik Roner, a well-known action sports athlete who starred in MTV's "Nitro Circus," died Monday in a skydiving accident at Squaw Valley.
  • Apple sold 13 million iPhones over the weekend.
  • Kim Kardashian's next baby with Kanye is due... December 25.
  • If you're planning to look up Usher, Luke Bryan or producer Armin van Buuren on the web, be careful. Searches for those famous names are most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.
  • New Zealand is going to create an ocean sanctuary the size of Texas.
  • 20% of Millennials are OK with snapping selfies at funerals.

William Wrigley Jr. -- The man who brought us "pure chewing satisfaction"

William Wrigley Jr. -- The man who brought us "pure chewing satisfaction" -- was born way, way back in 1861. Modern chewing gum was invented when "chicle," a latex sap much like rubber, was brought to the U.S. In 1870, the first flavored gum, Black Jack, was manufactured. Wrigley was selling Spearmint and Juicy Fruit by 1893. Chiclets and gumballs came in the early 1900s -- and Walter Diemer invented Dubble Bubble bubble gum in 1928. After World War II, chemists learned how to make artificial gum bases to use instead of chicle.

  • A recent study shows a simple stick of gum can often fight heartburn just as well as over the counter medicines. Researchers at England's Kings College found that chewing gum half an hour after a meal can relieve symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) -- commonly known as indigestion. Chewing gum stimulates saliva, which neutralizes acid in the esophagas.
  • According to a small study by Andrew Scholey of the University of Northumbria in England, people who chewed gum throughout tests for both long- and short-term memory scored better on both tests than people who did not chew gum. One theory suggests that the act of chewing ups the heart rate, which, in turn, improves oxygen delivery to the brain.
  • Research also suggests chewing gum may not only help a woman conceive but may make her pregnancy safer and more successful. The study found that the act of chewing makes a woman's eggs more receptive to sperm and helps balance hormones.
  • Chewing gum could help you lose weight according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MI, have discovered that chewing gum raises your metabolic rate by about 20 percent, and an "all-day sugar-free gum chewer" burns off the equivalent of 11 pounds of extra weight per year.


On this date in 1452, the very first book was published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible.
  • Critics were afraid to say anything about. However, it instantly went to number one on the best-seller's list... until a second book was published.
  • It probably would have sold a lot more copies if the majority of the population knew how to read.
  • However, none of the authors were present for the party.
  • Needless to say, it went to #1 immediately on Amazon's top 100.
  • Actually, for a while, it was just the Top 1.
  • The local library was thrilled. They finally had something to lend out.

In 1846, ether was used for an operation for the very first time. After the doctor kept falling asleep during the procedure, it was decided that it should be for the patient next time.
On this date in 1894, the safety pin was invented by James Hunt, who at the age of only 14 months, was sick and tired of having his diapers glued on.
In 1902, a patent was given for Rayon... to the Rayola company. They're the ones with the sharpener built-in to the back of the box. And, as you know, everybody loves Rayon.
On this date in 1906, the New York Central Railroad began using electric locomotives and very, very long extension chords.
In 1927, Babe Ruth hit his record-establishing 60th home run. The record stood for years. But the way Babe drank, he didn't.
On this date back in 1939, a college football game was televised for the very first time - Fordham vs Waynesburg.

  • It was number one in it's time slot. Of course, it was the only thing in it's time slot.
  • The only reason those two teams were "The Game of the Week" was because it was the only "Game of the Week" on TV.
  • Not very many people tuned in, mostly because no one had a TV set.
  • It was on that same day that the phrase, "Honey, can't it wait until halftime?" was first spoken.

Today In History...

Today In History...
   In 1452 The first book is published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible.
   In 1787 The sailing ship Columbia leaves Boston on the first voyage around
           the world by an American vessel.
   In 1777 The Congress of the United States, forced to flee in the face of
           advancing British forces, moves to York, Pennsylvania.
   In 1846 Dr. William Morton of Charleston, MA, uses an experimental
           anesthetic, known as ether, for the first time on one of his
   In 1880 Henry Draper takes the first photograph of the Orion Nebula.
   In 1902 The patent for Rayon is issued.
   In 1927 Babe Ruth hits his 60th homerun of the season to break his own
           major-league record.
   In 1935 "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston.
   In 1938 British, French, German and Italian leaders end the Munich
           Conference with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi
           annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
   In 1939 The first manned rocket flight is made by auto maker Fritz von Opel.
   In 1939 The first televised college football game - Fordham vs Waynesburg.
   In 1946 An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, finds 22
           top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
   In 1949 The Berlin Airlift comes to an end.
   In 1954 The first atomic-powered vessel, the submarine Nautilus, is
           commissioned by the Navy at Groton, CT.
   In 1955 Actor James Dean is killed when his sports car collides with another
           automobile near Cholame, California.
   In 1958 The Soviet Union resumes nuclear testing.
   In 1960 On the last "Howdy Doody Show," Clarabelle finally talks and says,
           "Goodbye Kids."
   In 1960 The animated series "The Flintstones" premieres on ABC-TV.
   In 1962 Black student James Meredith succeeds on his fourth try in
           registering for classes at the University of Mississippi.
   In 1967 USSR's Kosmos 186 and 188 complete the first automatic docking.
   In 1971 The U.S. and the Soviet Union sign a pact designed to avoid
           accidental nuclear war.
   In 1981 The Postal Service announces it will raise the cost of a first class
           stamp from 18 to 20 cents.
   In 1985 Four Soviet diplomats are kidnapped in west Beirut; one is killed
           and the other three are later released.
   In 1986 The U.S. releases accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov, one day
           after the Soviets released Nicholas Daniloff.
   In 1987 Two top campaign aides to Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis
           resign after one of them, campaign manager John Sasso, admitted
           leaking an attack videotape that helped bring down the presidential
           candidacy of Delaware Senator Joseph Biden.
   In 1988 Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev retires President Andrei A.
           Gromyko from the Politburo and fires other old-guard leaders in a
           Kremlin shake-up.
   In 1991 The military in Haiti overthrows Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the
           country's first freely elected president. (He was later returned to
   In 1992 Moscow banks begin distribution of privataion vouchers as part of
           the government's economic reform to turn millions of Russians into
   In 1992 George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reaches 3,000 career hits
           during a game against the California Angels.
   In 1993 An estimated 10,000 people are killed when an 6.4 earthquake struck
           southern India.
   In 1993 Colin Powell steps down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in
           a retirement ceremony at Fort Myer, VA.
   In 1995 Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other defendants are convicted in a
           seditious conspiracy plot to attack the U.S. through bombings,
           assassinations and kidnappings.
   In 1997 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu frees Hamas spiritual
           leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, in a goodwill gesture to the
   In 1997 France's Roman Catholic Church apologizes for its silence during the
           systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy
   In 1998 The U.S. government posts a budget surplus of some $70 billion, the
           first since 1969.
   In 2000 A Catholic priest smashes his car into an abortion clinic in
           Rockford, IL, then chops at the building with an ax until the owner
           fires shotgun blasts to stop him. (The Rev. John Earl later pleaded
           guilty to damaging property, and was sentenced to 30 months'
           probation and two days in county jail.)
   In 2000 In Sydney, Australia, Marion Jones wins Olympic gold in the U.S.
           women's 1600-meter relay and bronze with the 400-meter squad. She
           became the only woman to win 5 track medals at one Olympics.
   In 2003 The FBI begins a full-scale criminal investigation into whether 
           White House officials had illegally leaked the identity of an 
           undercover CIA officer.

Music Calendar...
   In 1791 "The Magic Flute," a "singspiel" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
           premieres at the Theatre auf der Wieden in Vienna.
   In 1950 The Grand Ole Opry is televised for the first time on WSM-TV in
   In 1957 Bobby Helms records "Jingle Bell Rock."
   In 1957 "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers enters on the U.S.
           top 40 chart.
   In 1961 Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records.
   In 1965 Donovan makes his U.S. television debut on "Shindig."
   In 1967 On "The David Frost Show," John Lennon and Paul McCartney espouse
           the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's doctrines of transcendental meditation.
   In 1967 "Incense & Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock enters the
           U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1968 The Beatles' biography "The Long And Winding Road" is published.
   In 1969 David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton is killed in a
           head-on auto accident north of San Francisco, the same day the
           "Crosby, Stills & Nash" album is certified gold.
   In 1971 Jefferson Airplane appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1972 "If You Don't Know Me By Know" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
           enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1977 Foghat plays a benefit concert at New York City's Palladium to fund
           the purchase and preservation of rare blues records by Rodgers and
           Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound of the New York Public
           Library at Lincoln Center.
   In 1978 "Time Passages" by Al Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1978 "Kiss You All Over" by Exile hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           stayed there for 4 weeks.
   In 1986 Eddie Money launches his first concert tour in three years.
   In 1987 Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt
           jam with Roy Orbison during the taping of the Texan's cable TV
           special. A soundtrack of the show is released as a live album.
   In 1987 Terence Trent D'Arby makes his U.S. debut with a show at the Roxy in
           Los Angeles.
   In 1987 U2's album "The Joshua Tree" is certified triple platinum.
   In 1988 John Lennon receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
   In 1989 The Rolling Stones shoot the video "Rock And A Hard Place" at
           Foxboro-Sullivan Stadium outside Boston.
   In 1991 The albums "Out Of The Cellar" by Ratt and "Straight Shooter" by Bad
           Company are both certified triple platinum.
   In 1992 George Jones is elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
   In 1993 B-52's member Kate Pierson is arrested in New York during a sit-in
           at Vogue magazine's offices. Pierson and others were protesting the
           use of animal fur in the magazine's ads.
   In 1993 George Harrison and David Crosby make guest voice appearances on
           the Fox's animated series "The Simpsons."
   In 1994 Meat Loaf's album "Bat Out Of Hell" is certified platinum for the
           12th time.
   In 1995 R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe signs a movie development deal with New
           Line Cinema.
   In 1995 "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey becomes the seond single to debut at #1 on
           Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It stayed there for 8 weeks.
   In 1996 Smashing Pumpkins play a surprise concert for 300 contest winners in
           Calgery, Alberta.
   In 1996 Creedence Clearwater Revival's album "Creedence Gold" is certified
           double platinum, while Natalie Merchant's album "Tigerlily" goes
           triple platinum.
   In 1997 Fleetwood Mac's reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in
           East Rutherford, NJ, grosses a house record of $1.09 million.
   In 1997 Randy Travis becomes the first artist to sign with DreamWorks
   In 1997 During their show in Tel Aviv, U2 frontman Bono appeals for the
           release of nuclear secrets traitor Mordechai Vanunu from prison.
   In 1997 The Rolling Stones' album "Bridges To Babylon" is released, as is
           Hanson's single "I Will Come To You."
   In 1997 "You Light Up My Life" by Leann Rimes is certified gold, while
           "You Make Me Wanna..." by Usher goes platinum.
   In 1998 Marc Anthony's album "Contra La Corriente" is certified gold.
   In 1999 The lyrics to John Lennon's "I Am The Walrus" sell for $129,000 in
           an auction at Christie's. The lyrics are believed to have been
           inspired by the Lewis Carroll poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter."
   In 1999 Britney Spears' album "Baby One More Time" is certified platinum for

           the seventh time.

Born On This Day...

Born On This Day...
   In 1227 Pope Nicholas IV (1288-1292)
   In 1627 Fictious character, Robinson Crusoe (according to Daniel Defoe)
   In 1732 French banker and statesman, Jacques Necker
   In 1802 French chemist, Antoine Jerome Balard (discovered bromine)
   In 1813 Scottish physcian/explorer, John Rae (Canadian Arctic)
   In 1861 Businessman, William Wrigley Jr. (Wrigley's Gum, Chicago Cubs)
   In 1870 French physicist, Jean-Baptiste Perrin (atomic nature of matter)
   In 1912 Actor, Kenny Baker (Calendar Girl) [d: 8-10-85]
   In 1915 Former Georgia governor, Lester Garfield Maddox [d: 6-25-03]
   In 1921 Actress, Deborah Kerr (The King & I, Night of Iguana) [d: 10-16-07]
   In 1924 Author, Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) [d: 8-25-84]
   In 1926 Baseball Hall-of-Famer/announcer, Robin Evan Roberts (89)
   In 1928 Author, Elie Wiesel (Souls on Fire) (Nobel-1986) (87)
   In 1931 Actress, Angie Dickinson (Pepper-Police Woman, Sabrina) (84)
   In 1932 Actor, Ben Cooper (Johnny Guitar, Rose Tattoo) (83)
   In 1932 Former baseball player, Johnny Podres (Dodgers) (83)
   In 1935 Singer, Jill Corey (Your Hit Parade) (80)
   In 1935 Singer, Johnny Mathis (Chances Are, The Twelfth on Never) (80)
   In 1939 Actor, Len Cariou (Four Seasons) (76)
   In 1942 Singer, Frankie Lymon (Why Do Fools Fall In Love) [d: 2-28-68]
   In 1942 Singer/drummer, Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield) [d: 2-1-09]
   In 1942 Swedish cyclist, Sture Pettersson (Olympic-Silver-1968) (73)
   In 1943 Singer/actress, Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension) (72)
   In 1943 Actor, Ian Ogilvy (Return of the Saint, Generations) (72)
   In 1944 Magician/illusionist, Roy Horn (Siegfried and Roy) (71)
   In 1945 Country singer, Richard Bowden (Pinkard and Bowden) (70)
   In 1945 Singer/keyboardist, Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth) (70)
   In 1946 Singer, Sylvia Peterson (The Chiffons) (69)
   In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Marc Bolan (T. Rex) [d: 9-16-77]
   In 1947 Actress, Rula Lenska (Friends From Europe) (68)
   In 1948 Former football player, Andy Maurer (Vikings; Super Bowl IX) (67)
   In 1951 U.S. breast stroke swimmer, Catie Ball (Olympic-4 Gold-1968) (64)
   In 1953 Country singer/songwriter, Deborah Allen (Baby I Lied) (62)
   In 1953 Actress, Victoria Tennant (The Winds of War) (62)
   In 1954 Singer, Patrice Rushen (Forget Me Nots) (61)
   In 1954 Actor, Barry Williams (Greg Brady-The Brady Bunch) (61)
   In 1957 Drummer, Dave Betts (Honeymoon Suite) (58)
   In 1957 Actor, William Christian (Derek Frye-All My Children) (58)
   In 1957 Actress, Fran Drescher (Cadillac Man, The Nanny, Jack) (58)
   In 1958 Actor, Christopher Cass (Jack Forbes-Loving) (57)
   In 1958 Country singer/guitarist, Marty Stuart (57)
   In 1959 Actress, Debrah Farentino (Hooperman, NYPD Blue, Earth 2) (56)
   In 1960 Actress, Susan Keith (Shana-Loving) (55)
   In 1961 Actress/singer, Crystal Bernard (It's a Living, Helen-Wings) (54)
   In 1961 Actor, Eric Stoltz (Mask, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) (54)
   In 1962 Baseball player, Dave Magadan (Mets) (53)
   In 1962 Rap singer/producer, Marley Marl (53)
   In 1962 Soccer star, Frank Rkaard (Ajax, AC Milan) (53)
   In 1963 Country singer, Eddie Montgomery (52)
   In 1964 Singer, Trey Anastasio (Phish) (51)
   In 1964 Actress, Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded) (51)
   In 1964 Bassist, Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) (51)
   In 1965 Singer, Daron Norwood (My Girl Friday) (50)
   In 1966 Actress, Lisa Thornhill (Savannah, Family Man) (49)
   In 1970 Actor, Tony Hale (Byron-Arrested Development) (45)
   In 1971 Actress, Jenna Elfman (Dharma-Dharma & Greg) (44)
   In 1974 Actor, Ashley Hamilton (Billy Felder-Sunset Beach) (41)
   In 1976 Actress, Adita Linares (Clueless) (39)
   In 1977 Actress, Maia Brewton (Lime Street, Parker Lewis Can't Lose) (38)
   In 1979 Actor, Mike Damus (Marty-Teen Angel) (36)
   In 1980 Tennis player, Martina Hingis (won Grand Slam singles at 16) (35)
   In 1981 Olympic Athlete, Dominque Moceanu (34)
   In 1982 Actress, Lacey Chabert (Party of Five, Lost In Space) (33)

   In 1982 Actor, Kieran Culkin (The Mighty, She's All That) (33)

UPDATE: Paving work on I-19 in Nogales

UPDATE: Paving work on I-19 in Nogales

Northbound Interstate 19, just north of Western Avenue (milepost 1.8/kilometer 2.9) to Business Route 19 (Grand Avenue) (milepost 6) in Nogales will be reduced to one lane Friday (Oct. 2) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for pavement work (instead of Wednesday, Sept. 30 as previously advertised).

  • The ramps at State Route 189 (Mariposa Road) and Grand Avenue will be closed intermittently throughout the daytime hours during the work.
  • I-19 will be open in both directions Wednesday (Sept. 30) and Thursday (Oct. 1).
  • Message boards and law enforcement will be on site to direct traffic.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone.

The work is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s pavement improvement and bridge repair project on Interstate 19 in Nogales, from the international border to B-19 junction (kilometers 0.5 to 9.8/mileposts 0.3 to 6.08).

Drivers are reminded to share the road, be cautious, and slow down while traveling through the work zone.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.

For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Getting a good night's sleep is hard work. That's the conclusion of a survey of 1,506 adults by the National Sleep Foundation. Some survey results:

  • Three quarters of the adults surveyed said they frequently have a sleep problem. Those problems include difficulty falling asleep, waking up too early and not being able to get back to sleep, snoring or waking up feeling unrefreshed.
  • Three-fourths said their partner has a sleep problem. The most common problem was snoring.
  • The average amount of sleep for an adult is 6.9 hours. Experts say adults should be getting a minimum of seven to nine hours of sleep a night.
  • Six in ten adult motorists say they've been behind the wheel while drowsy in the past year. Four percent reported having had an accident or near-accident because they were too tired or actually dozed off while driving.
  • Roughly a fourth of those surveyed who have partners said their sex life has been hurt because they've been too sleepy. The respondents said they had sex less often or lost interest because they were tired.
  • When disturbed by a partner's sleep problem, the other partner loses an average of 49 minutes of shut eye a night -- or 300 hours a year.
  • 26 percent are at risk for sleep apnea -- pauses in their breathing while asleep.
  • 70 percent of the respondents said their doctor has never asked them about their sleep habits.
  • More than half the respondents take a nap at least once a week. One third take naps two or more times a week.
  • 49 percent of males say they get more sleep than they need, compared to 37 percent of females.
  • 47 percent of the respondents said they stay up later than they planned or wanted to at least a few nights during the week.


Your favorite color reveals your character, says a pioneer in the field of color study. Faber Birren, author of 24 books about color, said, "It is possible to make fairly accurate judgments about the meaning of color preferences and their revelations of personality traits." Here is a color test to find out factors of your personality you may never before has suspected. Simply choose your overall favorite color from the nine featured here and read the results below:
This is the color of extroversion, of a person with desire, appetite, a will to live life fully. You are somewhat aggressive, impulsive, perhaps athletic, surely quick to release your feelings and emotions. You have many ups and downs in your feelings. To you, life is meant to be happy, and when it isn't, you are confused and upset. You hate monotony, are quick to judge people, quick to form opinions and boldly express them.
Generally you are good-natured, likable and social, you make friends easily, with an easy smile and a talent for small talk. Chances are better than even that you will not marry, and if you do, your marriage will be one of light affection. You prefer friendliness and companionship to adoration. A natural born politician, you shine at any occupation in which you meet groups of people. You seldom indulge in serious thought or severe discipline.
You have great expectations and diligently seek self-fulfillment. Yellow is the hue of idealism-you have a superior mind and you use it. Your manner may be aloof, but you are not shy. You may occasionally feel an awkward moment, but you never get rattled. In many respects you are a longer. You are good at formulating plans, but may not be energetic enough to carry them out. You think things through clearly, are logical and consistent.
You are sure to be constant in your ways, persevering, sensible and respectable. You have a good balance. Outspoken, with a love of freedom, those who like green are generally social and live in a good neighborhood, have many friends and belong to social organizations. You tend to resist change. You like parties and you like to eat-and may usually be on a diet. Your social standing, financial position and reputation are all of top importance to you. You constantly seek affirmation of companionship and affection.
A fastidious person, you have good taste, dress well and probably are a connoisseur of good food and wine. You are poised and apparently self-controlled though inside you may feel tense. You would perish without love and admiration. The man who likes blue-green may be conceited, sophisticated, well-groomed, witty and sarcastic. The woman who likes this hue has a remarkable sense of fashion, is vain, mysterious-and ever charming, with exception appeal to men.
You want a serene world and a calm life and you want your affairs to be orderly and neat. An introvert, you are deliberate, introspective, but perhaps not too intellectual. Steady and a hard worker, you will probably be successful and make a lot of money. Though you have a tendency to be egotistical and opinionated, you know how to accept responsibility and obligation. You are sensitive to others and have a secure hold on your emotions.
Two types of people like purple. The first is sensitive, with deep insight, temperamental and creative with meaningful things to do and passionate devotion to them. The second type admires artists, mystics and unique people. This type feels there should be gentility, courtesy and affection everywhere, and no war, disease or poverty. Some lovers of purple are charming and adoring patrons of the arts and others are true artists themselves.
You are steady in your ways, persistent and tenacious. Conscientious in all you do, you are also obstinate and more likely to accept than to give. You also tend to be frugal. But you have an ageless quality and never seem to change. Though your brain is not lightning quick, you do have the ability to think things through. You assume responsibilities, are shrewd, rational and sensible. You have no time for anything fanciful, but you are very sensuous.

Two types of people like pink-the person who has led a very sheltered life and the person who, grown older, seeks to regain the innocence of childhood. In pink there is affection, delicacy and an inner conviction, often naive, that life should be a gentle affair devoid of trials and tribulations. Younger people who like pink sometimes hold to the illusion that life should be constantly romantic and generous. Pink is a gentle form of red, and somewhat vain-commonly preferred among woman in the upper or middle class.



  • Earlier this month, a man who attended a Syracuse football game wrote a letter to the editor of a local newspaper, saying the "Kiss Cam" encourages male entitlement and sexual assault. Since then: no kiss cam at the Carrier Dome.
  • Air India plans on introducing the world's longest commercial airline flight: an 18-hour, 8,700 mile marathon between Bengaluru and San Francisco.
  • Simon Cowell says he took a genetic test that says he will live for another 40 years.
  • Arkansas has been ranked with the highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 36%.
  • An English woman who was vomiting 100 times a day has finally been cured.
  • The Beatles' 1962 contract with manager Brian Epstein is up for auction. The contract called for any of the members to be removed if two or four members wanted them out.
  • "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson says he is backing Donald Trump for President.
  • Paula Deen and her husband Michael Groover have called off their divorce, or at least arranged a cease-fire, so that they can focus on their son's wedding.
  • Joe Biden has two weeks to declare he's a candidate for president if he'd like to be in on the first Democratic Debate on CNN.
  • '80s sweetheart Meg Ryan is said to be in financial ruins. Add to that, she was dating John Mellencamp before he decided to dump her for Christy Brinkley.
  • Hunter, the 19-year-old son of Eddie Montgomery -- half of Montgomery Gentry -- died over the weekend... the result of injuries suffered in an accident.
  • Kaley Cuoco announced her divorce from her husband, Ryan Sweeting, on Friday. Wedding ring's gone... she's single! That's less than two years, for those of you in the pool.
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Walters is splitting from his wife of 10 years, Laurie Durning.
  • You'll hear a lot about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" this year because it's celebrating its 40th anniversary.
  • South African comedian Trevor Noah began filling Jon Stewart's shoes last night, debuting as the new host of "The Daily Show."
  • Danny Pintauro, who was a child actor on the old TV series, "Who's The Boss?" has revealed that he's HIV-positive.
  • A woman gave birth at San Diego's Petco Park during last Thursday's Giants-Padres game.
  • Less than two months after being released, Windows 10 has passed 100 million installs.
  • Whole Foods is going to cut 1500 jobs over the next 8 weeks.
  • Just in time for Halloween, Burger King is going to start serving hamburgers with black buns... that have A-1 Steak Sauce baked right into the buns.
  • There's a high school football player in Southern California that is 7-feet tall and weighs 440-pounds.

The Cochise User Linux Group

The Cochise User Linux Group is a volunteer nonprofit organization of Linux users from Cochise County who meet monthly at the UA South Sierra Vista campus in room C165A North. The next meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 21 with a presentation, “Terminal for Beginners,” by Paul Bernard. This talk will cover the command line for Linux operating systems.  The discussion will include how to navigate via the command line and go over some helpful tools and applications that can be run in the terminal.

The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club

The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Our program will feature the impact of the Fourteenth Amendment on today’s immigration and how court interpretations have impacted the fight against it. Our speaker is twice-elected Maricopa County Attorney, Mr. Andrew Thomas, who is currently a fellow at the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. Registration and social time will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program. Cost for lunch is $16 with a reservation; please call Nancy at 366-0012 no later than October 11 to make one. Walk-ins are welcome, and will be charged $17 without a reservation at the door. Guests as well as prospective members and visitors are always welcome to attend.

Bisbee Wine Tasting and Culinary Delights,

The Bisbee Rotary presents Vintage Bisbee Wine Tasting and Culinary Delights, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bisbee City Park. Music by Buzz and the Soul Senders. Tickets are $50 and are available by visiting or by calling (520) 266-2194.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is hosting a potluck picnic and balloon launch

The Sierra Vista Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is hosting a potluck picnic and balloon launch on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Tompkins Memorial Park on the corner of 7th Street and Buffalo Soldier Trail. TCF invites friends and family of anyone who has experienced the death of a child to attend – just bring a potluck dish to share at the picnic.  The Compassionate Friends is providing water, plates, utensils and the balloons. The Compassionate Friends is the nation’s largest self-help bereavement organization for families that have experienced the loss of a child at any age and from any cause. The Sierra Vista Chapter meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 Choctaw Dr. For more information call Jennifer or Ed Shiver at (520) 458-1389, Judy Slarve at (520) 249-3110 or email To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at

The Compassionate Friends will meet

The Compassionate Friends will meet Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 E. Choctaw Dr. The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. They offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings during the natural grieving process after a child of any age has died.  For more information call Jennifer or Ed Shiver at (520) 458-1389 , Judy Slarve at (520) 249-3110 or email To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at

Jewish Women's Group of Sierra Vista

The Jewish Women's Group of Sierra Vista will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse of the Vista View Resort. The topic of the meeting will be "Iran - Can it be trusted? Can it be verified?" A potluck style lunch will be served. For reservations and information, please contact

US 93 traffic switch planned for Thursday north of Wickenburg for widening project

US 93 traffic switch planned for Thursday north of Wickenburg for widening project
Motorists to travel on new southbound lanes as work continues on existing northbound lanes

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make considerable progress on an improvement project to widen and upgrade a five-mile segment of US 93 between State Route 71 and State Route 89, just north of Wickenburg.

On Thursday, Oct. 1, crews are scheduled to switch both directions of traffic to the newly constructed southbound lanes. As crews make preparations for the planned traffic switch, motorists may be stopped intermittently for up to 15 minutes at a time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 1.

While one travel lane will remain open in both directions, motorists should continue to be prepared to allow 10 to 15 minutes extra travel time through this segment (mileposts 185-190).

Once the traffic switch is complete, ADOT will begin work to repave and restripe the existing northbound lanes.

ADOT began this expansion project in February to widen US 93 from two lanes to a modern, four-lane divided highway. The $12.5 million project is expected to be completed in November.

Once completed, ADOT will move one step closer to the agency’s ultimate goal of transforming the entire 200-mile stretch from Wickenburg to the Hoover Dam bypass bridge into a modern, four-lane divided highway.

Since 1998, ADOT has invested more than $350 million in projects to upgrade the US 93 corridor, which stretches from Kingman to the Nevada state line and Wickenburg to Interstate 40 (a 23-mile segment of I-40 east of Kingman connects the north and south sections of US 93).

Currently, all but 46 miles of the 200-mile drive (more than 75 percent) from Wickenburg to the Nevada state line has been upgraded to a four-lane divided highway in an effort to improve traffic flow, support the movement of freight and enhance safety through this heavily traveled area.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1. For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis at 928-606-2420 or email

Sierra Vista Elks Auxiliary

The Sierra Vista Elks Auxiliary will hold its annual card party at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Lodge, 1 Elks Lane. Bridge, Hand and Foot and Mexican Train will be available, or you may bring your own game. There will be raffles, prizes and a delicious luncheon. Proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary scholarship fund. Tickets for this popular event are only $12. Call Donna at  (575) 956-3296.

“Strip Tease and Trunk Show”

The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild quarterly business meeting on Wednesday, Oct., 7, at 9 a.m. features “Strip Tease and Trunk Show” by Sheila Arnold. See Sheila's quilts (many she has made, some antiques) and the stories behind them. Sheila is an AZ Quilters Guild traveling teacher and has been quilting and teaching since 1984. Check out her biography at Rothery Educational Services Center, 3305 E. Fry Blvd, east end of the campus. Member show & tell and a display of this month’s community quilts will also be included. For more information, visit

Sierra Vista School Board meeting

Sierra Vista School Board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. at the District Administration Building, Governing Board Room located at 3555 Fry Boulevard. For more information call (520) 515-2701.

“The Quest For Authentic Manhood”

“The Quest For Authentic Manhood” sponsored by The Brothers’ Keepers. 24 sessions to help men understand their masculine identity & pursuit of authentic manhood. Cost $12. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sierra Vista Baptist Church at 215 Taylor Dr. Contact Bill Bright at (520) 429-1416 or for details & registration.

Bisbee School Board meeting

Bisbee School Board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the governing board room of the District Office at 100 Old Douglas Rd. Agendas are posted on the bulletin board outside the District Office.

Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild

The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild, regular monthly night meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Quilt Stories and Trunk Show Sheila Arnold. These are trunk shows of Sheila's quilts (many she has made, some antiques) and the stories behind them. Sheila is an AZ Quilters Guild traveling teacher and has been quilting and teaching since 1984. Check out her biography at HSQG meets at the Rothery Educational Services Center (old Apache Middle School) on the East end of the campus, 3305 E. Fry Blvd.. For more information, explore the website,

Community Hymn Festival

The eighth annual Community Hymn Festival, themed “We Are Called,” is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Sierra Vista. Roger Bayes, minister of music for the Sierra Vista First Baptist Church, will direct and Lars Andersen, organist at Dove Lutheran Church in Tucson, will be the principal accompanist. All are invited to be part of the event, either as a member of the choir or the assembly. This year, the choir will perform two anthems: Gloria Gaither’s “I Then Shall Live” and “If My People Will Pray” by Jimmy and Carol Owens. For more information about being part of the choir, call Maryann Hockstad at (520) 456-5555.

Annual Tombstone Animal Shelter 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Annual Tombstone Animal Shelter 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Bring your dog for the 1 mile run/walk. Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K and run/walk will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $5 for the run/walk. 1037 S. Landin Park Way, Tombstone. For more information call Elaine at (520) 457-2545 or visit All proceeds go to the Tombstone Animal Shelter.

Car Wash

Car Wash for the Cochise County Law Enforcement Memorial Eagle Scout Project, Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schlotzsky's Deli located at 3900 E. Fry Blvd. FREE but donations are accepted.

“Water Quality and Well Ownership”

“Water Quality and Well Ownership” sponsored by the Water Wise Program, on Saturday Oct. 3th from 9 a.m. to noon at UA-South, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista. We hear a lot about water quantity, but do you know what you’re drinking? Join Dr. Janick Artiola (UA Water Quality Specialist) and Gary Hix (Former President Arizona Water Well Association) for an excellent presentation on the responsibilities of well ownership and Arizona water quality. For more information, please call UA Cooperative Extension at (520) 458-8278 ext. 2141 or

Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club

It's another First Friday Fun Dance with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club on Friday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No experience necessary, no partner needed! Your first time is FREE, and only $5 per person after that! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. For more info contact Sandy at (520) 378-6719 or email Harue Swift will then call Mainstream from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a Plus Tip after the dance. Only $5 for members, $6 for non-members, and FREE for non-dancers to come watch and socialize!

“Habana Day One, Sensory Overload”

“Habana Day One, Sensory Overload” photo presentation by Rebecca Orozco, presented by the Bisbee Corral of Westerners, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Bisbee Senior Center located at 300 Collins Rd. The Corral meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at San Jose Lodge Restaurant on Naco Highway. This is Cochise County’s corral. For more information contact Sheriff Doug Hocking or Christine Rhodes at (520) 432-8350.


Andrew "Dice" Clay turns 58 today.
  • And that'll probably be the last time we bring him up until next year at this time.
  • He's one of those rare performers who has spent the bulk of his career as a has been.
  • Of course, he inspired the phrase, "No dice."

Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad turns 67 today. He pretty much worked with Railroad, all the live-long day.
Bryant Gumbel turns 67 today.

  • He's the older brother and the one with the larger ego.
  • One day, his ego could become our 51st state.
  • He plans a quiet celebration at home with his one-true love. Yes, he'll be by himself.


On this date in 551 B.C., Confucius was born. He was of course, the man who coined the phrase, "He who lives in glass house should dress in basement."
In 1789, the U.S. War Department created a regular army. The secret? Lots of fiber.
On this date in 1829, the famous Scotland Yard was created. Weird that they use "Yard" when they're on the metric system.
In 1913, Rudolph Diesel -- the inventor of the diesel engine -- drowned in the English Channel. Ironically, he was knocking for help and everyone just assumed he was just like his engine.
On this date in 1951, the very first color broadcast of a football game on TV took place. This marked the beginning of the end for Sunday home projects. This really should be a holiday and we should all have the day off.
In 1973, a 47-year-old French man completed 185 non-stop days on a tightrope. He finally came down and faced his wife. I have a hard time just sitting on this chair without falling off.
On this date in 1987, Henry Ford II died at the age of 70. Or, as they say in the business, "was recalled."
In 1998, the Federal Reserve lowered the prime rate to 5.25 percent, the first cut in nearly three years. Yes, it wasn't that long ago, we were working things from the other side...

On this date in 2001, Jennifer Lopez married her first husband, Chris Judd. Hey, someone had to be first.

Today In History...

Today In History...
   In 1789 The U.S. War Department establishes a regular army with a strength
           of several hundred men.
   In 1829 London's re-organized police force, which came to be known as
           Scotland Yard, goes on duty.
   In 1902 Impresario David Belasco opens his first Broadway theatre.
   In 1913 Engine designer Rudolf Diesel drowns in the English Channel.
   In 1918 Allied forces score a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line
           in Germany during World War I.
   In 1927 Phone service is established between the U.S. and Mexico.
   In 1943 During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian
           Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the British ship
           Nelson off Malta.
   In 1951 The first color telecast of a football game on a network.
   In 1951 Nicholson discovers the 4th and 12th satellites of Jupiter.
   In 1953 "Make Room For Daddy" starring Danny Thomas premieres on ABC-TV.
   In 1954 The movie "A Star Is Born," starring Judy Garland and James Mason,
           premieres at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
   In 1957 The New York Giants play their last baseball game at the Polo Ground
           before moving to San Francisco.
   In 1963 The second session of the ecumenical council Vatican II opens in
           Rome, Italy.
   In 1963 The "Judy Garland Show" and the situation comedy "My Favorite
           Martian" starring Bill Bixby and Ray Walston both debut on CBS-TV.
   In 1969 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV.
   In 1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth.
   In 1973 47-year-old Frenchman Henri Rochetain sets the world record for
           staying on a tightrope at 185 days.
   In 1975 Baseball manager Casey Stengel dies at a hosptial in Glendale,
           California, at the age of 85.
   In 1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 is launched into earth orbit.
   In 1978 After only a month as pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope
           John Paul I is found dead in his Vatican apartment.
   In 1979 Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Ireland.
   In 1982 Seven people in the Chicago area die after unknowingly taking
           Extra-Strength Tylenol laced with cyanide.
   In 1983 Congress invokes the War Powers Act for the first time when it
           authorizes President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
           for up to 18 months longer.
   In 1984 Officials in Ireland announce that two of its navy cutters had
           intercepted a trawler carrying seven tons of U.S.-purchased weapons
           from the U.S. for delivery to the Irish Republican Army.
   In 1986 The Soviet Union releases Nicholas Daniloff, an American journalist
           confined in Moscow on spying charges, whose detention had been
           regarded as a serious obstacle to a U.S.-Soviet summit.
   In 1987 Henry Ford II, longtime chairman of Ford Motor Company, dies in
           Detroit, Michigan, at age 70.
   In 1988 The space shuttle Discovery blasts-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida,
           marking America's return to manned space flight following the
           Challenger disaster.
   In 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the U.S. win
           their second gold medals of the Seoul Olympics, in the 200-meter and
           the long jump, respectively.
   In 1989 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is convicted of battery for slapping Beverly
           Hills police officer Paul Kramer after he'd pulled over her
           Rolls-Royce for expired license plates.
   In 1991 California Governor Pete Wilson vetoes a bill outlawing job
           discrimination against homosexuals, saying it could have led to
           unjustified lawsuits.
   In 1992 Magic Johnson, infected with the AIDS virus, announces he would
           return to basketball. (He scrapped his comeback the following
   In 1992 Lawmakers in Brazil vote overwhelmingly to impeach President
           Fernando Collor de Mello.
   In 1993 Bosnia's parliament rejects an international peace plan.
   In 1995 Three U.S. servicemen are indicted in the rape of a 12-year-old
           Okinawan girl and handed over to Japanese authorities.
   In 1995 The O.J. Simpson trial is sent to the jury.
   In 1997 Israel and the Palestinian Authority agree to resume negotiations,
           ending a six-month stalemate.
   In 1997 Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry Nichols goes on trial in the
           same courtroom in Denver where Timothy McVeigh was convicted and
           sentenced to die.
   In 1998 The Federal Reserve lowers the prime rate to 5.25 percent, the first
           cut in nearly three years.
   In 1998 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat accepts a proposal in which Israel
           cedes additional West Bank land.
   In 1998 A 10-mile-long, 2-mile-wide oil spill threatens the California
   In 2001 President Bush condemns Afghanistan's Taliban rulers for harboring
           Osama bin Laden and his followers.
   In 2001 Former South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu dies at age 78.
   In 2002 Israel bows to UN demands and U.S. pressure, pulling troops and 
           tanks out through the barbed wire encircling Yasser Arafat's West 
           Bank headquarters. 
   In 2003 President Bush signs legislation to ratify the FTC's authority to 
           set up a national do-not-call list for telemarketers. 
   In 2004 The privately built SpaceShipOne rocket plane travels past the edge 
           of earth's atmosphere, completing the first stage of a quest to win 
           the $10 million Ansari X Prize.
   In 2008 Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington 
           Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the 
           largest single-day point loss in its history.
   In 2010 Actor Tony Curtis died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 85. Married 
           at one point to Janet Leigh, father to Jamie Lee Curtis.

Music Calendar...
   In 1947 Dizzy Gillespie plays his first Carnegie Hall concert in New York.
   In 1958 "Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1958 "It's All In The Game" by Tommy Edwards hits #1 on the U.S. top 40
           chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
   In 1959 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop."
   In 1960 Chubby Checker performs "The Twist" on TV's "American Bandstand."
   In 1961 In his first recording session, Bob Dylan plays background harmonica
           on an album by folk singer Caroline Hester.
   In 1963 The Rolling Stones begin their first British tour opening for Little
           Richard, Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers.
   In 1967 Gladys Knight & the Pips' single "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
           is released.
   In 1968 Mama Cass Elliot sings "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" on CBS-TV's
           "Smothers Brothers Show."
   In 1969 "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon is certified
   In 1970 "Spill the Wine" by Eric Burdon & War and "Candida" by Dawn are both
           certified gold.
   In 1973 "Just You 'N Me" by Chicago enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk is #1 on the U.S. top 40
   In 1975 Jackie Wilson has a heart attack while performing "Lonely Teardrops"
           onstage at the Latin Casino in New Jersey. He suffered brain
           damage and remained in a coma for 4 months. He would die eight years
           later in 1984 at age 49.
   In 1976 Aiming at a soda bottle, Jerry Lee Lewis accidently shoots his bass
           player, Norman Owens. (Owens recovers.)
   In 1977 Claiming they are overworked and underpaid, James Brown's band walks
           out on him while touring in Florida.
   In 1978 "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder is certified gold.
   In 1979 "Still" by the Commodores enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1980 Newsweek prints an article with John Lennon in which he announces
           his first album in 6 years, "Double Fantasy."
   In 1984 "Out Of Touch" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
           stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1986 Guitarist Andy Taylor quits Duran Duran.
   In 1989 For the first time since the Eagles broke up, Glenn Frey joins Don
           Henley onstage in Los Angeles for three Eagles songs.
   In 1990 "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" by Nelson is #1 on
           the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1992 During an interview with a British music magazine, Madonna invites
           Princess Diana to move in with her in the U.S.
   In 1994 The Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
   In 1994 Sheryl Crow's album "Tuesday Night Music Club" is certified
   In 1996 Alanis Morissette concludes her first U.S. tour in Houston.
   In 1997 Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is arrested for cocaine
           possession in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
   In 1998 The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against discount clothing
           company Ross Stores for selling "The Sinatra Collection," an album
           of 75 songs, without permission.
   In 1999 "Garth Brooks in the life of Chris Gaines" special airs on NBC-TV.
   In 1999 Mariah Carey becomes the top-selling female artist of the 90's as
           "Heartbreaker" became her 14th #1 single on Billboard's Hot 100, a
           feat equaled only by the Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (18).
   In 2001 Jennifer Lopez marries Cris Judd in a secret marriage ceremony in
           the Santa Monica Mountains of California.

   In 2002 Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia at age 79.