Saturday, October 31, 2015

Join us LIVE on Saturday Oct 31 from 6pm-10pm Arizona Time

Join us LIVE on Saturday Oct 31 from 6pm-10pm Arizona Time, for our Things That go Bump in the Night Show. Spooky Halloween Radio Dramas, Music and more... Live call-in line will be open, Leave your scariest story on our request line 520-505-1697. If you record them before Wednesday, it will give us time to add music and sound effects to your spooky story. Let's have some fun!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Weekend Travel Advisory October 30 - November 2, 2015


CHEAP COSTUME IDEAS

CHEAP COSTUME IDEAS

  • Cover yourself with a clear plastic garbage bag, fill it with different colored balloons, write 'M' on the balloons and go as a bag of M&M's.
  • Wrap yourself in tin foil and go as leftovers!
  • Cover your and your friends in sheets. One person wears horns, and goes as bull sheet. The other has feathers, chicken sheet. And finally wear a sign that says 'happens.' Sheet happens.
  • Wear a green shirt and attach Christmas ornaments, go as a Christmas tree.
  • Painted your head red and go as a candy apple.
  • Dye Your hair blue and say you're a Ban Roll-On.
  • Put on dark glasses and write "venetian" across your chest and go as a venetian blind.


The EZ Foil company says it's easy-to-make Halloween costumes. The company recommends using their pans to make costumes like turtle and cel phones and robots. This led to other creative and cost-effective costumes. People love to brag about being cheap.

SR 77 Construction north of Tucson Oct. 30-Nov. 8

SR 77 Construction north of Tucson Oct. 30-Nov. 8

Motorists traveling on State Route 77 (Oracle Road), north of Oro Valley to Catalina, should be aware of the following traffic restrictions as the Arizona Department of Transportation has shifted traffic to the southbound side of SR 77 through December 2015.

The work is part of a project to widen the roadway between Tangerine Road and the Pinal County line.

Construction Activities

    • SR 77 will be narrowed to one lane between Tangerine Road and Thistle Street nightly on Sunday (Nov. 1) to Thursday (Nov. 5) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for median work.
    • All medians between Tangerine Road and Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard will be closed.

North- and southbound SR 77 between Wilds Road and Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard have been shifted to the newly paved lanes to allow crews to work on the median.
    • The shared-use median is closed.
    • Drivers may use the designated turn bays.
    • U-turns are allowed at each turn bay.
    • Left turns are restricted coming out of most business driveways.

Left turns will be allowed as follows:

    • From Northbound SR 77 into Scenic Overlook Place
    • From Northbound SR 77 into the Catalina Transfer Station
    • From Southbound SR 77 into the Santa Catalina Catholic Church
    • U-turns will be allowed at Wilds Road and Vistoso Commerce Loop Drive.
    • The left turn restrictions from side streets onto SR 77 have been lifted.

Law enforcement will be monitoring this area as the speed limit has been reduced as follows:

    • 40 mph from Tangerine Road to Rancho Vistoso Boulevard.
    • 35 mph from Rancho Vistoso Boulevard to Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard.

The north- and southbound State Route 77 shoulders between Tangerine Road and Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard are closed through the remainder of the project.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrian are urged to obey traffic control, stay away from where crews are working and be cautious while traveling through the work zone, especially in the detour area as shoulders will be significantly restricted.  

In addition, please be aware of the following traffic control:

    • Two lanes of travel in each direction will remain open through the work zone during the day.
    • Additional lane restrictions throughout the work boundaries as needed.
    • Cyclists will need to merge safely onto the traffic lane during shoulder closures.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur due to weather or equipment issues.


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


For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, email prico@azdot.gov or visit the website at http://azdot.gov/TangerinetoPinal.


Maintenance work on I-10 ramp west of Tucson

Maintenance work on I-10 ramp west of Tucson

The westbound Interstate 10 off-ramp at Avra Valley Road (milepost 243) will be closed west of Tucson, on Monday (Nov. 2) from 7:30 p.m. to midnight to allow Arizona Department of Transportation crews to conduct maintenance work.

    • Traffic will be detoured to the westbound I-10 off-ramp at Tangerine Road (milepost 240).
    • Message boards will guide drivers through the work zone.

ADOT advises drivers to plan ahead to avoid the closure or allow extra travel time if traveling during the scheduled closure period.


For more information, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email prico@azdot.gov.

Improvement project on SR 86 near Sells nearing completion

Improvement project on SR 86 near Sells nearing completion


The Arizona Department of Transportation is nearing completion of a project to improve a segment of State Route 86 east of Sells.

Paving work on SR 86 is complete and crews are now working to complete other tasks related to the project, including seeding the highway shoulders, adding rumble strips and striping the newly repaved segment.

These remaining tasks will require periodic shoulder closures and rolling operations on the highway that will bring brief delays to motorists. Work hours will be as needed Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. The speed limit in the project area will be reduced to 45 mph when workers are present.

The project will be completed in early December.

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

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center atwww.az511.gov or call 511.


For more information about this project, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 1.520.705.3574 or email at crevere@azdot.gov.

TACO OR BURRITO?

TACO OR BURRITO?
Taco or burrito? Which Mexican food you like the best can be a kind of personality test that might even help you find your perfect romantic match, according to a new Mexican food "Q-dentity" study conducted by Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, on behalf of Qdoba Mexican Grill. According to Hirsch, the preferences we have for popular Mexican foods, such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas, indicate very specific and unique personality traits.
Taco
People who prefer tacos are conscientious, perfectionists and ideal workers. On the job they take over, accomplishing monumental tasks. They are the master of their domain and can become so engrossed in work that they are often forced to sacrifice time with family and friends. Some examples of this personality include: John Turturro as Sid Lidz in "Unstrung Heroes," America Ferrera as Betty Suarez in "Ugly Betty," Larry Linville as Major Frank Burns in the series "M*A*S*H" and Tony Randall as Felix Unger in "The Odd Couple." People who prefer tacos are most romantically compatible with those who prefer quesadillas.
Quesadilla
A dependable and true friend, those who prefer quesadillas are content with being one of the crowd. They are loyal followers more than leaders. At work they are the foot soldiers, task-oriented, functioning ideally in a group. They don't require individual praise, but share their successes with those around them. They toil behind the scenes for others at work or in their family. In romantic relationships they invest extraordinary effort and energy to try to ensure the relationship's vitality and stability. They are the rock and driving force in the relationship. Some examples of this personality include: Talia Shire as Adrianne in "Rocky" and Bill Murray as Bob Wiley in "What About Bob?" Those who prefer quesadillas are most romantically compatible with people who prefer tacos.
Chips and Salsa
These people are aggressive, successful, achievement-orientated and natural leaders. Intolerant of defeat, those who prefer chips and salsa will not take "no" for an answer. Competitive, ambitious, self-assured, they are decisive and persuasive at work, whereas in romance they are charming. They can become impatient with the myriad vicissitudes of life. Avoid going against a chips and salsa lover, for those who go against them could be in for a fight. Some examples of this personality include: Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina in "Ugly Betty," Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestley in "The Devil Wears Prada" or Nicholas Cage as Jack Campbell in "The Family Man." Chips and salsa people are most romantically compatible with others who also prefer chips and salsa.
Burrito
Burrito lovers are dramatic and love being the center of attention. They crave novelty, excitement and stimulation and are seductive and flirtatious in romance and gregarious, witty and charming in social situations. Neither shy nor subdued, they readily display their emotions. At work they are easily bored with usual routines and have a keen sense of new and up-and-coming trends. Some examples of burrito-loving personalities include: Owen Wilson as Dupree in "You, Me and Dupree," Tony Sirico as Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos," Annette Benning as Carolyn Burnham in "American Beauty" and Michel Serrault as ZaZa Napoli in "La Cage aux Folles." Burrito lovers are romantically compatible with everyone.
Taco Salad
People who prefer taco salads are easy-going, well-adjusted, empathic, understanding and are a perfect spouse, parent and ideal friend. Some examples of this personality are: Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in "Two and a Half Men" and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean." People who prefer taco salads are most romantically compatible with those who prefer burritos.

Nachos
People who prefer nachos are shy, quiet, reserved and introverted. They are secure enough about their own identity that, to a great extent, they are oblivious to what others think of them. They are self-sufficient and most productive when allowed to work alone, uninterrupted. Some examples of this personality include: Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs in "The Devil Wears Prada" or Jenna Fischer as Pam in "The Office." Nacho fans are independent souls and often enjoy being single.

THE BEST LOOKING PEOPLE LIVE HERE

THE BEST LOOKING PEOPLE LIVE HERE
The most beautiful women live in Manhattan, while the most handsome men are in Jacksonville, FL. That's the (decidedly unscientific) opinion of Clover, a dating app for smartphones, which developed its own proprietary scoring system to assess a person's attractiveness -- and then apply that to the entire country.

Top cities with the most attractive women:
1. Manhattan, New York
2. Santa Monica, California
3. Boston, Massachusetts
4. Miami, Florida
5. Cleveland, Ohio
6. Queens, New York
7. Tampa, Florida
8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top cities with the least attractive women:
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2. Wichita, Kansas
3. Oakland, California
4. Columbus, Ohio
5. Colorado Springs, Colorado
6. Fort Worth, Texas
7. Detroit, Michigan
8. Amarillo, Texas

Top cities with the most attractive men:
1. Jacksonville, Florida
2. Scottsdale, Arizona
3. Virginia Beach, Virginia
4. Boston, Massachusetts
5. Minneapolis, Minnesota
6. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7. Manhattan, New York
8. Lincoln, Nebraska

Top cities with the least attractive women:

1. Sunnyvale, California
2. The Bronx, New York
3. Jersey City, New Jersey
4. Providence, Rhode Island
5. Anaheim, New Jersey
6. Long Beach, California
7. Detroit, Michigan
8. Stockton, California

Halloween Question Of The Day!

Halloween Question Of The Day! If you became a vampire, who would your first victim be?

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


  • We're turning back the clocks an hour this weekend whether you like it or not! That makes this the longest weekend of the year. It just means it'll be later earlier.
  • Phil Collins says he's coming out of retirement and heading back into he studio.
  • An American scholar stumbled across what is believed to be one of the earliest known drafts of the King James version of the Bible, going back to 1604.
  • Amal and George Clooney have adopted a rescue dog from a local animal shelter. A 4-year-old basset hound named Millie.
  • Ryan Reynolds' dad died this past week, after battling Parkinson's Disease for 20 years. He was 74.
  • Australian billionaire James Packer attended the grand opening of his new casino in Macau, along with girlfriend Mariah Carey on his arm.
  • Serena Williams has supposedly moved on from Drake to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit.
  • A West Virginia school went on lockdown after a man walked onto the campus and insisted on singing Justin Bieber songs over the intercom.
  • A study says that 54 million Americans are now doing freelance work.
  • Apple sold 48 million iPhones in the last quarter.
  • There is a new app that will tell you before you buy a house if there was ever a meth lab in it.
  • Sam Sarpong, a supermodel and former host of MTV's "Yo Momma," has died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, CA. He was 40.
  • DMX was arrested at his New York home on Tuesday on a contempt of court charge for allegedly failing to pay $10,000 a month in child support to ex-wife Tashera Simmons and their four children.
  • Madonna joined Katy Perry on stage Wednesday night at her Los Angeles concert and did a little dirty dancing. Ew.
  • Dr. Phil is airing conversations former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle had about underage children. He played some yesterday, more today.
  • Motorola and Verizon are offering a new phone called the Droid Turbo 2, which features a shatterproof screen and 2-day battery ilfe.
  • So, in Seattle, the Seattle Public Library decided it needed a new name. So, they paid an agency thousands of dollars to come up with a new name that told people about all the things available there. Of course, with new signage, stationary, logo, etc... the name change would end up costing several million dollars. The name the agency came up with -- Seattle Public Libraries. Fortunately, the board voted, "Uh, no."

TODAY IS

TODAY IS

It's Halloween Eve and the final Friday of October -- are you ready for November?
Ivanka Trump -- Donald's little girl -- turns 34 today.
  • I'm sure her birthday is going to be HUGE!
  • What do you get for someone who has probably already bought it for herself?
  • She has her father's hair, but promises to give it back after Halloween.
  • Why she hasn't sued him for that name yet is beyond me.

Gavin Rossdale turns 48 today. He's with Bush... not that Bush, the band.
Harry Hamlin is 64 today. I guess that answers my "Grecian Formula" question.
Henry Winkler, "The Fonz," turns 70 today.
  • He's gone from "Heyyyyyy..." to "Eh?"
  • He taught us what it was like to be cool... and helped us create the phrase, "Jump the shark!"
  • Back in the day, his big catch-phrase was "Hey!." Today, it's "Eh?"
  • There was a time he was so cool. Now, he's too cold and sits around in his leather sweater.

Singer Grace Slick turns 76 today. She was the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and now Jefferson Senior Shuttle Van.

National Candy Corn Day -- Each year Americans consume enough Brach's Candy Corn that if laid end-to-end, would circle the earth 4.25 times.

ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1864, Montana came up with a name for its capitol, Helena. One of the founding fathers wanted to name it for a woman he met, but he couldn't remember her last name. It was "Helen, uh... Helen, uh..."
In 1925, the very first crude TV images were created. Technical crude, not "South Park" crude.
On this date in 1938, Orson Welles did his famous broadcast of "War of the Worlds," which caused a nation-wide panic.
  • It was just a radio play, but people who tuned in late thought we really been invaded by Martians.
  • Yes, there was a time where our country was one big Honey-Boo-Boo family.
  • He made it sound as though the U.S. was being taken over by aliens... which is what those opposed to immigration reform are claiming today.

In 1945, the U.S. government ended national shoe rationing.
  • Another reason why my wife never would have survived World War II.
  • Husbands everywhere suppressed the news as long as they could.
  • Finally, we could all go back to wearing two.
  • Yet, another reason you weren't alive back then.

On this date in 1970, Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself to a Miami crowd. Or, as they call that today in Miami, "Monday."

In 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the 8th round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain his world heavyweight title. I'm figuring that was the day George decided to get into the grill business. Foreman said his head hit the canvas like a grill. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Music Calendar...

Music Calendar...
   In 1943 "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Al Dexter is #1 on the charts.
   In 1954 "Mr. Sandman" by Chordettes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1961 The Crystals' single "Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby" is released.
   In 1964 "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison is certified gold.
   In 1965 "I Hear a Symphony" by the Supremes and "I'm A Man" by the
           Yardbirds both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1968 Johnny Cash's "Live At Folsom Prison" is certified gold.
   In 1970 Jim Morrison is sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for
           for exposing himself to a Miami crowd.
   In 1971 "Brand New Key" by Melanie, "Got To Be There" by Michael Jackson and
           "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1971 John Lennon's "Imagine" LP becomes the first to top the album charts
           in the both U.S. and Britain at the same time.
   In 1972 Ray Charles appears on TV's "Bill Cosby Show."
   In 1972 Elton John appears at a command performance benefit for the Queen of
           England, making him the first rock act be asked to appear in a royal
           variety show since the Beatles in 1963.
   In 1973 John Lennon's album "Mind Games" is released, as is the title track
           as a single.
   In 1978 NBC airs "Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park," a TV movie starring
           the members of Kiss.
   In 1980 The Cars appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1981 The Rolling Stones' album "Tattoo You" is certified gold and
           platinum.
   In 1982 "Africa" by Toto enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1982 "Who Can It Be Now?" by Men At Work is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1984 Linda Ronstadt makes her opera debut in "Lo Boheme" in New York.
   In 1984 Dan Ackroyd and the late John Belushi, aka "The Blues Brothers," hit
           the 2 million dollar sales mark with their album, "Briefcase Full of
           Blues."
   In 1984 Barry Manilow opens at Radio City Music Hall in New York and sets a
           box office record of $1.9 million.
   In 1989 A federal jury awards Bette Midler $400,000 from an ad agency for
           using a soundalike singer in a car commercial.
   In 1990 Police arrest Axl Rose for allegedly clubbing his next-door neighbor
           on the head with an empty wine bottle.
   In 1991 Paul McCartney's first Classical music piece, "The Liverpool
           Oratorio," is performed on PBS by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
   In 1995 David Bowie, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Pink
           Floyd, the Shirelles and Velvet Underground are inducted into the
           Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
   In 1996 Celine Dion's album "Colour Of My Love" goes quadruple platinum.
   In 1997 The U.S. Senate passes the music industry's "La Cienega" bill,
           closing a loophole in the 1909 Copyright Act that put into peril
           most pre-1978 music copyrights.
   In 1997 R.E.M. announces drummer Bill Berry would leave the group after 10
           albums and 17 years.
   In 1997 Led Zeppelin's album "BBC Sessions" is released.
   In 1997 The Wallflowers' album "Bringing Down The Horse" is certified
           quadruple platinum.
   In 1998 Chaka Khan signs copies of her new album "Come 2 My House" at Tower
           Records in New York's Greenwich Village.
   In 1998 Celine Dion's CD "These Are Special Times" is released.
   In 1998 Britney Spears' album and single "...Baby One More Time" are both
           released.
   In 2001 Barbra Streisand releases "Christmas Memories," her first holiday
           album in 34 years.
   In 2002 Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the 
           Jamaica section of Queens, NY.

   In 2004 Shanna Moakler marries Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.

Today In History...

Today In History...
   In 1864 Helena, the capital of Montana, is founded.
   In 1893 The U.S. Senate gives final congressional approval to repeal the
           Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
   In 1905 Tsar Nicholas II grants Russia a constitution.
   In 1925 John Logie Baird creates the first crude light and shade TV images.
   In 1938 Orson Welles panics a nation with staged news bulletins about an
           invasion from Mars known as the "War of the Worlds."  Thousands
           flee their homes in fear after hearing the radio play on CBS.
   In 1941 The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James is torpedoed by Germany off the
           coast of Iceland, even though the U.S. had not entered World War II.
   In 1944 The Martha Graham ballet "Appalachian Spring" premieres at the
           Library of Congress with Graham in a leading role.
   In 1945 The U.S. government announces end of shoe rationing.
   In 1953 Dr. Albert Schweitzer receives a Nobel Peace Prize.
   In 1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing
           Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square.
   In 1961 The Soviet Union detonates a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb, at the time
           the largest ever man-made explosion.
   In 1967 USSR Kosmos 186 and 188 make the first automatic docking.
   In 1972 An Illinois Central commuter train collides with another killing 44
           rush hour passengers on Chicago's South Side.
   In 1974 Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the 8th round of a
           15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain his world heavyweight
           title.
   In 1975 The New York Daily News runs the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead,"
           one day after President Ford said he would veto any federal
           legislation to bail out New York City.
   In 1979 President Carter announces his choice of Shirley Hufstedler to head
           then newly created Department of Education.
   In 1983 A 13.1 earthquake kills 1300 in Turkey.
   In 1984 Police in Poland find the body of kidnapped pro-Solidarity priest
           Jerzy Popieluszko, whose death was blamed on four security officers.
   In 1985 The launch of the space shuttle Challenger is witnessed by the
           schoolteacher scheduled to fly aboard the spacecraft the following
           January, Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire.
   In 1987 President Reagan announces that Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev
           would visit Washington the following December for a summit.
   In 1989 Mitsubishi Estate Company, a major Japanese real estate concern,
           announces it was buying 51% of Rockefeller Group of New York.
   In 1990 In the Persian Gulf, 10 American sailors die when a steam pipe
           ruptures aboard the USS Iwo Jima.
   In 1990 In Saudi Arabia, a U.S. Marine is killed in an accident while
           driving in the desert.
   In 1991 The Middle East peace conference in Madrid, Spain, opens with
           addresses to the delegates by President George Bush and Soviet
           President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
   In 1992 Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence E. Walsh releases documents
           which suggested Vice President Bush was fully aware of the Reagan
           administration's arms-for-hostages deal with Iran.
   In 1993 Martin Fettman, America's first veterinarian in space, performs the
           world's first animal dissections in space (on rats), aboard the
           shuttle Columbia.
   In 1994 Pope John Paul II names 30 new cardinals, including the archbishops
           of Baltimore and Detroit and the first-ever from Sarajevo,
           Bosnia-Herzegovina.
   In 1995 By a 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent vote, Federalists prevail over
           separatists in Quebec in a secession referendum.
   In 1996 After a 4-hour trial, a Chinese court sentenced pro-democracy
           activist Wang Dan to 11 years in prison for "conspiring to subvert
           the Chinese government." (Wang was freed in April 1998 and sent into
           exile in the U.S.)
   In 1999 55 people are killed in a fire at an illegal bar in Inchon,
           South Korea.
   In 2000 Comedian and television host Steve Allen dies at age 78.
   In 2001 NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft takes its first picture of Mars,
           one week after it safely arrived in orbit.

   In 2001 Ukraine destroys its last nuclear missile silo.

Born On This Day...

Born On This Day...
   In 1451 Explorer, Christopher Columbus (discovered America)
   In 1632 Playwright, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
   In 1683 King George II Of England (1727-60)
   In 1751 Dramatist, Richard Sheridan
   In 1735 John Adams, 2nd U.S. president (1797-1801)
   In 1816 Dramatist, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
   In 1839 French impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley
   In 1832 Physicist, Louis Winslow Austin (long-range radio transmissions)
   In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, "Big Ed" Delahanty
   In 1871 French poet, Paul Valery
   In 1882 American admiral, William "Bull" Frederick Halsey (5 star)
   In 1885 American poet, Ezra Loomis Pound
   In 1894 Bodybuilder/exerciser, Charles Atlas
   In 1896 Actress, Ruth Gordon (Harold & Maude, Every Which Way But Loose)
   In 1898 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, "Memphia" Bill Terry
   In 1907 Publisher, Albert Rice Leventhal (Little Golden Books) (108)
   In 1912 Film director/photographer/author, Gordon Parks (103)
   In 1914 Actress, Ruth Hussey (I Jane Doe, The Great Gatsby) [d: 4-19-05]
   In 1914 Country singer/songwriter, Patsy Montana [d: 5-3-96]
   In 1915 Broadcast journalist, Fred F. Friendly (CBS) [d: 3-3-98]
   In 1915 Actor, Hugh Reilly (Paul Martin-Lassise) [d: 7-17-98]
   In 1916 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Leon Day (Negro Leagues) [d: 3-13-95]
   In 1919 Singer, Jane Randolph (Tony Orlando & Dawn) (96)
   In 1923 Cartoon voice, Herschel Bernardi (Charlie The Tuna) [d: 5-9-86]
   In 1926 Actor, William Campbell (Luke-Dynasty, Crime Story) [d: 10-99]
   In 1927 Baseball player/manager, Joseph Wilbur Adcock (Indians) [d: 5-3-99]
   In 1929 TV producer, Joan Ganz Cooney (Children's Television Workshop) (86)
   In 1930 Actress, Marilyn Alex (Molly-Young & Restless) (85)
   In 1930 Jazz trumpeter, Clifford Brown [d: 6-26-56]
   In 1931 Actor, Dick Gautier (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr. Terrific) (84)
   In 1932 French director, Louis Malle (My Dinner With Andre) [d: 11-23-95]
   In 1934 Actor, Hamilton Camp (Andrew-He & She, Too Close For Comfort) (81)
   In 1936 Actress, June Blair (June-Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet) (79)
   In 1936 Baseball player, Jim Perry (Cy Young Award, 1970) (79)
   In 1939 Songwriter/producer, Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) (76)
   In 1939 Singer, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane/Starship) (76)
   In 1939 Singer, Otis Williams (The Temptations) (76)
   In 1940 Actor, Ed Lauter (The Longest Yard, BJ & the Bear) [d: 10-16-13]
   In 1943 Actress, Joanna Shimkus (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker) (72)
   In 1945 Actor, Henry Winkler (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift) (70)
   In 1946 Astronaut, Robert L "Hoot" Gibson (STS-41B, 61C, 27, 47) (69)
   In 1946 Actress, Lynne Marta (Love American Style) (69)
   In 1946 Broadcast journalist, Andrea Mitchell (NBC) (69)
   In 1946 Drummer, Chris Slade (Manfred Mann, The Firm, AC/DC) (69)
   In 1947 Bassist/songwriter, Timothy B. Schmidt (Eagles) (68)
   In 1949 Bassist, David Green (Air Supply) (66)
   In 1950 Former basketball player, Phil Chenier (Washington Bullets) (65)
   In 1951 Actor, Harry Hamlin (Michael Kuzak-LA Law) (64)
   In 1953 Actress, Kathleen Cody (Charley & the Angel) (62)
   In 1953 Russian cosmonaut, Aleksandr Fyodorovich Lazutkin (62)
   In 1953 Actor, Charles Martin Smith (American Graffiti, Untouchables) (62)
   In 1954 Former tennis player, JoAnne Russell (Wibeldon Double 1977) (61)
   In 1955 Actress/dancer, Shanna Reed (The Colbys, Polly-Major Dad) (60)
   In 1958 Actor, Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects) (57)
   In 1960 Singer/songwriter, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax, Belladonna) (55)
   In 1960 Soccer player, Diego Maradona (1986 World Cup-MVP Argentina) (55)
   In 1960 Actress, Kim Thompson (McCready & Daughter) (55)
   In 1962 Baseball player, Danny Tartabull (Yankees) (53)
   In 1963 Actor, Michael Beach (Monte-Third Watch) (52)
   In 1963 Actress, Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones-General Hospital) (52)
   In 1965 Actress, Charnele Brown (Kim Reese-A Different World) (50)
   In 1967 Singer, Gavin Rossdale (Bush) (48)
   In 1969 Rap singer, Snow [Darren O'Brien] (Informer) (46)
   In 1970 Actress, Nia Long (The Guiding Light, Fresh Prince of Bel Air) (45)
   In 1973 Playmate, Melissa Deanne Holiday (January-1995) (42)
   In 1976 Singer, Kassidy Osborn (She Daisy) (39)
   In 1981 Actor, Shaun Sipos (Jack Savage-Savages) (34)
   In 1981 Model/businesswoman, Ivanka Trump (Ivana and Donald's daughter) (34)
   In 1987 Actress, Jessica Leigh Falbom (Bianca-All My Children) (28)

   In 1992 Actor, Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris's Drew Rock) (23)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What Things would you like to see invented?


What Things would you like to see invented? These inventions could be anything, even if they're not physically possible. (Like a man who would always put the toilet seat down.) It's imagination time!

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

10/28/2015 04:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: OK    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 02:21 PM CT.

  Heritage High Roof (HHR), Chevrolet, 2009, White, AT, 4x2, Gas, 4 Cyl, 4 Door, AC, PB, PS, PW/L, est mi 12,525, VIN 3GNBAADB4AS520601, usable, can be driven. 1475GY5287V001
10/28/2015 04:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: NM    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 02:11 PM CT.

  2007 Ford Explorer Sport, 8cyl, VIN: 1FMEU1837U5B31370, est mi: 49,269, 4X4, AM/FM, CD, PS, PB, AC PW/L, towing package, dead battery, vehicle has not been started in a year 1475GY5246V082
10/28/2015 02:31 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 12:31 PM CT.

  2008 CHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 4CYL, 2.9L, GAS, 4SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, EXT CAB, 6FT BED W/CROSS BED UTILITY BOX, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT235/70R15 W/SPARE. VEH# 6044 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) DENT ON DRIVERS DOOR; RUST; HAIL DAMAGE; CHIPPED PAINT; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930021
10/28/2015 02:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 12:21 PM CT.

  2008 CHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 4CYL, 2.9L, GAS, 4SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, EXT CAB, 6FT BED, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT235/75R15 W/SPARE. VEH# 6039 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) HAIL DAMAGE; SCRATCHED & CHIPPED PAINT; RUST; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930020
10/28/2015 02:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 12:11 PM CT.

  2008 FORD F-350 SD XL UTILITY TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 5.4L, GAS, 5SPD AT, PS, PB, AM/FM RADIO, VINYL SEATS, REG CAB, 9FTx4FT-1IN UTILITY BOX, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT285/65R18-FRONT & LT275/70R18-REAR, W/SPARE. VEH# 5851 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) RUST; SCRATCHED & CHIPPED PAINT; OLD MOUNTING HOLES IN TOP OF UTILITY BOX; TORN SEAT; WORN PAINT; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930018
10/28/2015 02:01 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 12:01 PM CT.

  2007 DODGE DAKOTA ST QUAD CAB 4-DR PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 4.7L, GAS, 5SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, PWR WINDOWS & LOCKS, AM/FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, COMPACT CREW CAB, 64IN BED W/TOPPER, TIRE SIZE: 245/70R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5844 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) RUST; HAIL DAMAGE; RESIDUE ON HOOD; SCRATCHED & CHIPPED PAINT; STAINED CARPET & SEATS; MARKING PAINT SPOTS; CHIPPED WINDSHIELD; PLASTIC MOUNTING DISK AFFIXED TO WINDSHIELD; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930017
10/28/2015 01:51 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:51 AM CT.


  2007 DODGE DAKOTA ST QUAD CAB 4-DR PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 4.7L, GAS, PS, PB, AC, PWR WINDOWS & LOCKS, AM/FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, COMPACT CREW CAB, 64IN BED W/TOPPER, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: 245/70R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5842 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) RUST; INTERIOR CARPET STAINED; HAIL DAMAGE; PLASTIC GRILL DAMAGED; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930016

Maintenance work on SR 79 Gila River Bridge near Florence

Maintenance work on SR 79 Gila River Bridge near Florence

State Route 79 at the Gila River Bridge, near Florence (milepost 136) will be narrowed to one lane Thursday(Oct. 29) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to allow Arizona Department of Transportation crews to conduct maintenance work.

Message boards and crews will guide drivers through the work zone.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead to avoid the closure or allow extra travel time if traveling during the scheduled closure period.

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, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email prico@azdot.gov.

Maintenance work on SR 77 east of Oracle Junction

Maintenance work on SR 77 east of Oracle Junction

State Route 77, east of Oracle Junction (milepost 105) will have alternating lane closures in both directionsThursday (Oct. 29) and Friday (Oct. 30) from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to allow Arizona Department of Transportation crews to conduct maintenance work.

Message boards will guide drivers through the work zone.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead to avoid the closure or allow extra travel time if traveling during the scheduled closure period.

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, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email prico@azdot.gov.

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Thunder Mountain Twirlers Mainstream Square Dance

Thunder Mountain Twirlers Mainstream Square Dance

Friday, October 30, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
101 N. Lenzner Ave. Sierra Vista, AZ

Celebrate Halloween a day early with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers! We're having a Mainstream Square Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Internationally renowned Rick Gittelman will be our caller, and he'll call a Plus Tip after the dance. Only $5 for members, $6 for non-members, and FREE for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! 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 svtmt@cox.net.

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Thunder Mountain Twirlers

Olde World Church Haunted Scare Factory

Olde World Church Haunted Scare Factory

Friday, October 30, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

First scaring begins at 6:30 p.m., last one is at 9 p.m. $10/ticket, under ten get in free. Hot dogs, baked goods for sale, free games. Discount on entry for three cans of food. Oct. 30 and 31. 2413 S. Hope St. Bisbee. Turn South on Naco Highway and follow the signs

When it comes to aging, what worries the boomers?

When it comes to aging, what worries the boomers?

  • 45 percent are deeply worried about physical ailments that will take away their independence.
  • 44 percent are worried about losing their memory.
  • 43 percent worry about being unable to pay medical bills.
  • 41 percent are worried about losing financial self-sufficiency.
  • 18 percent worry about dying.

Box Office Estimates Week Ending 10-25-15


Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner's lawsuit over a toy hamster


Implausible on its face. That's the four-word summary of Hasbro's response to Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner's lawsuit over a toy hamster. In September, Faulkner sued Hasbro, contending that a "Harris Faulkner" hamster in the toy company's "Littlest Pet Shop" product line violated her likeness rights, "caused substantial commercial and emotional damage" and falsely implied her "association with, approval, and endorsement" of the toy rodent. With the possibility of turning into the biggest hamster scandal since Watergate, Hasbro isn't offering much cheese. In a partial motion to dismiss filed in New Jersey federal court on Monday, the defendant showed the judge side-by-side photos of the fictional hamster toy and real-life adult woman and asked the judge to see that they share nothing in common. According to the motion, "Because name-sameness is not enough to state a claim for a violation of one's right of publicity under well-established law, and because Ms. Faulkner's attempt to claim that the hamster toy misappropriates her likeness is implausible on its face, Ms. Faulkner's Third Cause of Action alleging a violation of her right of publicity fails to state a claim for which relief can be granted and should be dismissed with prejudice." In her lawsuit, the six-time Emmy winning journalist and host of Fox Report Weekend is contending that elements of the hamster toy "bear a physical resemblance to [her] traditional professional appearance, in particular [the] tone of its complexion, the shape of its eyes, and the design of its eye makeup." Oh yeah? "First, Ms. Faulkner is an adult, African-American, human, female newscaster; the Hamster Toy is an inch-tall, cartoon-like plastic animal, which has no apparent gender or profession, or even clothing that might identify its gender or profession," Hasbro responds. "Second, contrary to Plaintiff's allegation, the Hamster Toy does not have the same 'complexion' as Ms. Faulkner," continues Hasbro. "The animal depicted by the Hamster Toy has 'fur' (not skin), which is golden yellow, a wisp of 'hair' that is medium-brown, a pink nose, and a muzzle that is white." "Third, despite Plaintiff's claim, neither the 'shape' of the Hamster Toy's eyes, nor the 'design of its eye makeup' misappropriate Ms. Faulkner's likeness," Hasbro puts forth. "Ms. Faulkner has brown, almond-shaped eyes; the Hamster Toy has large, circular blue eyes." And if that's not convincing, Hasbro's attorneys at Frankfurt Kurnit tell the judge that Faulkner's Fox News world is "so completely at odds with the Hamster Toy's imaginary world of Littlest Pet Shop that the court should treat the stark contextual difference as a 'minus' factor warranting dismissal." Here's the memo. Faulkner will now get a chance to respond. She could make the argument that Fox News and the imaginary world of toy hamsters share some commonality. Then again, it could be a trap. (Hollywood Reporter)

Supergirl's Ratings Are In


Supergirl's Ratings Are In: Was She Able to Save the Fall TV Season? It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a...fall TV ratings savior! Supergirl made her debut on CBS Monday night, and overnight ratings reveal that the high-flying drama flew in like a speeding bullet with 13 million total viewers and a 3.2 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. So, what does that mean? Well, it makes the superhero series fall's No. 1 debut! How's that for some (super)girl power?! We placed Supergirl at No. 6 in our ranking of the new fall shows, and 80% of E! News readers voted that they "loved it" in our post-premiere poll. Viewers weren't the only ones smitten with the new superhero on the block. As the girl beneath the cape, Melissa Benoist, told E! News herself, the moment she tried on the iconic costume, it gave her all the feels. "That was a big -- that was a really, really crazy feeling. It felt like anything else, it felt like just putting on tights and a leotard and then when I saw myself in the mirror -- it's almost like a physical, internal change. I feel like a different person, I really do," she told us ahead of the premiere. Something tells us that Benoist is going to have some more crazy feelings when she sees the ratings news, too! (Eonline)

Kristen Wiig's New Movie Crying in a Sweater Debuts


Kristen Wiig's New Movie Crying in a Sweater Debuts on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kristen Wiig might be best known for her comedic work in Bridesmaids and on Saturday Night Live, but she does have a dramatic side. The Skeleton Twins and her new project, Nasty Baby, showcase Wiig's darker side, and now she's working on something a little bit heavier that Jimmy Kimmel said is already starting to receive Oscar buzz. Debuting the trailer for her "new" movie, Crying in a Sweater, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday, Wiig showed that she could really get the tears flowing. Wiigs cries her way through the entire trailer, in which she wears sweaters of all varieties. Everything from your ugly Christmas sweater to a knit your grandmother made you makes an appearance, all while Wiig bawls her eyes out. Her performance is said to be "the Wiigaissannce," at least according to Dr. Mehmet Oz. Her powerhouse performance features very little dialogue other than an over-the-top outburst that you know will get her the highly coveted gold statue. When a man walks in to find her sobbing on the floor (in a sweater, obviously) he asks her if she's OK. Her response indicated that she wasn't, in fact, OK. "Get the f--k out of here, Glen!" she screams. Lying in her bathtub that was full of water, Wiig continues to cry...in a sweater. Wet or dry, she's down to cry for this role! She also cries her way through other accolades that pop up throughout the clip, including its selection into the Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, when the announcement covered her face she had to finagle her way around it. But when the trailer came to an end, both Kimmel and Wiig couldn't help but let the tears flow down their cheeks. "It's really beautiful," Kimmel said of the Ghostbusters star's new film. Even though she clearly has mastered the art of comedy and drama, Wiig still finds herself defending her repertoire, especially with the forthcoming classic remake and its all-female cast. "The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me," Wiig told the Los Angeles Times. "Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn't make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We're really honoring those movies." (Eonline)

Mad Men's Don Draper is no longer making Old Fashions


Mad Men's Don Draper is no longer making Old Fashions at work since the AMC drama signed off in May, but his office will live on. Series creator Matthew Weiner has donated the entire workspace to the future Museum of Television of Los Angeles, which also will house artifacts from such shows as The Sopranos, Lost and Dexter. Says museum director James Comisar, who is looking for a permanent location: "We believe Mad Men objects will resonate with video watchers for decades going forward. Matthew Weiner made sure every piece of wardrobe and set decoration was historically perfect, and from the first email he articulated a great passion for preservation." Comisar's collection also includes the bar from Cheers. "Next up for us is carefully examining Don Draper's office walls and coming up with a conservation plan, and we've acquired a vintage collection of often-filled barware from the series to exhibit in the interim," he adds. (Hollywood Reporter)

Supergirl Is Here to Save the Day!


Supergirl Is Here to Save the Day! Did She Save Yours? It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a terrible opening line for an article about CBS' newest series, Supergirl! TV has been pretty lacking in the female superhero department for quite a while now, but as of Monday night, Supergirl has arrived to save the world and change the game. Gone are the days of broody dudes agonizing over their identity or the fact that they actually punched a hole in their locker. Supergirl's Kara starts the series already knowing exactly who she is. In Monday night's first episode, it was all about deciding that it was finally time for Kara to use her super powers instead of hiding them away. Over the course of one first episode, Kara decided to start using her powers, told her friend about it, and suited up before learning about her adopted sister's secret military job and being forced to fight some superpowered criminals. So that was a lot, but it was also a lot of fun. Remember when it took Smallville's Clark Kent about 10 years to finally put that (CGI'd) suit on? Yeah, this is not that. Not only is the regular cast impressive -- Calista Flockhart! Jeremy Jordan! Mehcad Brooks! Chyler Leigh! Laura Benanti! A cameo by Dean Cain! -- but Supergirl has already lined up an impressive list of guest stars for its first season, giving us just a taste of the heroes and villains we're about to encounter. Not only will we get to know Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lois Lane's little sister Lucy, but we'll also meet the Toyman, played by Revenge's Henry Czerny. Toyman's big thing is weaponizing toys with which to destroy the world, along with reuniting with his son, Winn (Winslow Schott Jr.). Villains Non (Chris Vance) and Red Tornado (Iddo Goldberg) will also be appearing this season. Non is a former Kryptonian scientist/military officer and Red Tornado is an android designed to be a military weapon who became a threat to the very nation that created it. We listed Supergirl as #6 in our ranking of the new fall shows. (Eonline)

Former boxer Mike Tyson endorsed Donald Trump


Didn't see that one coming. Former boxer Mike Tyson endorsed Donald Trump as the next president of the United States during a sit down with the Huffington Post. "He should be president of the United States," Tyson said. "Let's try something new. Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job." Tyson also seemed to be a critic of democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. When asked between the two, who he would support, the 49-year-old quickly shooed away either option, reiterating his endorsement for Trump. "I like Trump," he answered. While he is arguably one of the most controversial candidates on the 2016 campaign trail, Tyson said he doesn't believe that Trump feels negatively about Latinos-an issue that continuously lands the presidential hopeful in hot water and headlines. Tyson admitted the comments were "crude," but clarified that he doesn't think Trump "thinks of Latinos in that way." "I don't think he thinks of Latinos in that way. I really don't believe that," Tyson said. "He's a businessman. He's just saying what the people want and the people want to hear that. If you believe that he believes that, you have to believe that most of the country believes that because they're voting for him. "I don't believe 90 percent of the country believe Latinos that were born here and their parents are illegal got to go. It hasn't happened yet." (People)

Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton


They may play rivals on-screen, but off-screen it's a different story. Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton looked friendly as ever at the premiere of their new film Our Brand Is Crisis at the TCL Theatre in Hollywood on Monday night. While on the red carpet, Bullock, 51, joked to PEOPLE about what it was like to work with her longtime pal Thornton, 60. "The funny thing about Billy Bob, everyone thinks he wants to kill you. Like, he looks at you as if he wants to take a, what is it, a shank? What is that knife they make in prison?" she joked. The pair both struck fame in the late '80s and became friends in the business. According to Bullock, Thornton has been exactly the same as when she first encountered him. "He's the nicest human being, the nicest human being ever. So kind. It surprises me every time, I don't know why. He's got the tattoos and the little shirt and the boots. You're assuming a knife somewhere in the back pocket. But there's no knife, just love. Just love." And the love went both ways, as he complimented Bullock right back. "She's hilarious. I love being around her. She's so fun to joke around with. She's such a regular gal. She doesn't have the ego that a big star like her you think would have. Really down to Earth girl," Thornton said. "And I've known Sandy before the movie, but the first time we worked together, and she's as easy to work with as she is to hang out with." Bullock worked alongside another longtime pal, George Clooney, whom she's known since a couple of years out of college. Clooney, 54, serves as one of the film's producers and attended the premiere with wife Amal Alamuddin. Turns out the trio's latest project together was a reunion of some sorts. "The part of it that I really loved, was the fact that me and Sandy and George could be in the same room together at a press conference, knowing where we'd all been. You know what I mean?" Thornton explained about working with his pals. "It was actually kind of moving and really nice to see we're still around, still doing it, and still making the big movies. It was a nice thing, and they're nice people. I love them. (People)

Legend Harry Belafonte, 88, participated in a Q&A on "music and social injustice


Legend Harry Belafonte, 88, participated in a Q&A on "music and social injustice" with Usher on Friday, despite having suffered a seizure a night earlier. He also seemingly settled his beef with Jay Z at the event. "He was moving slowly," said a spy at the 92nd Street Y of Belafonte, who suffered the seizure Thursday before being honored in Brooklyn. "But he definitely seemed 100 percent mentally." Spies said Jay Z secretly turned up and "was backstage and spoke with Belafonte and Usher for a long time .?.?. Then he sat in the audience for the event." Belafonte and Jay Z had a beef beginning in 2012 when the older entertainer said, "I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay Z and Beyonce, for example." Jay Z fired back in 2013, "This is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama's is." He even dissed Belafonte in a song, saying, "Mr. Day-O, major fail." But it seems the two have finally buried the hatchet. (Page Six)

Richard Gere is not active on social media


Richard Gere is not active on social media, but on Monday, Oct. 26, the actor borrowed Time Out of Mind costar Jena Malone's Facebook account to communicate with the world. Gere shared a post via the actress' page to address a photo of himself portraying a homeless man from the film that went viral. The photo was originally posted by a fan pretending to be Gere on Facebook earlier this month who claimed that after going undercover, Gere handed out money to the homeless. "Hi, Richard Gere here," the 66-year-old actor wrote on his costar's page. "I was completely surprised to find that last week someone posted a photo of me on a Facebook fan page as a homeless man on the streets of New York that drew 1.6 million likes and over a half-a-million shares. While the story that accompanied the photograph was somewhat fictional (especially the $100 hand-outs), it seemed to have touched something important in people," he continued. "I'd like to find out what that is and what we can do together to make something good and meaningful happen for our homeless brothers and sisters." Gere went on to explain he will be holding a Q&A via Malone's Facebook page on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET, along with Time Out of Mind director Oren Moverman. "I'd like you to join me for a conversation on the issue of homelessness and how it impacts your lives... we're excited to see what happens," the social media newbie concluded. Time Out of Mind was released last month and follows Gere's character, the homeless and mentally ill George, who bonds with a new friend, played by Ben Vereen, in an attempt to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter, portrayed by Malone. To capture the scene of Gere panhandling in New York City, Moverman staged the camera in a nearby Starbucks because he was nervous the award-winning actor would be recognized instantly. "We thought if we got two minutes before someone recognized him, we'd be lucky," Moverman said in a recent interview, per the New York Daily News. "His clothes were sending a message, but if you looked in his eyes, it was Richard Gere. But nobody would look at him." A French tourist even offered Gere her pizza after walking by him on the street. "She was a complete stranger who just happened to see him acting," Gere's publicist told the Today show about the unassuming woman. "It's a sweet story." (US Weekly)

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are calling it quits


Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are calling it quits after more than two years of marriage. "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement to PEOPLE. "We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period." A source tells PEOPLE that the relationship had "run its course," adding: "They are keeping it amicable now. She is okay." Berry and Martinez met in 2010 on the set of Dark Tide. Three years later, the pregnant bride and her groom tied the knot on July 13, 2013, at the rustic Chateau des Conde in his native France. "She has called him 'The One,'" Sophie Dulac, the president of the Champs-Elysees Film Festival, said at the time. "She's said she never expected to meet this Frenchman, to fall in love like she has." On Oct. 5, 2013, Berry and Martinez welcomed son Maceo-Robert. Berry is also mom to 7-year-old daughter Nahla Ariela with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. Berry and Aubrey have been locked in a custody battle since their split in 2010. Berry and Martinez stepped out together several times in recent weeks, including an outing with Maceo last week. In August, the Oscar winner and her husband, both 49, enjoyed a PDA-packed breakfast date at Los Angeles eatery La Conversation and were, according to a source, "affectionate." Though her second anniversary seemed to slip her mind during an E! News interview last month, Berry celebrated her first anniversary with a bang-a tropical vacation with Martinez in Hawaii. This will be Berry's third divorce and Martinez's first. Berry wed baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s and singer Eric Benet in the early 2000s. Before meeting Martinez, Berry told InStyle in 2007, "I will never, never get married again." (People)

WEIRD WAYS PEOPLE TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT

WEIRD WAYS PEOPLE TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT
The worst gimmicks, procedures, and diet products on the market.
The Feeding Tube Diet
Feeding tubes -- once reserved for the sick or elderly -- are now a hot new dieting tool for brides-to-be. Tubes are placed in the nose, ported to the stomach, then hooked up to a small pump that provides a continuous drip of protein-fat liquid. At only 800 calories a day, with no solid food, weight loss is inevitable. The surprising part -- dieters are living to tell about it.
Body Wraps
New mom and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak tried this wacky treatment in front of the cameras. First she was wrapped head to toe in elastic bandages. Once mummified, Zolciak had to stay in motion for 45 to 60 minutes to keep her blood circulating. Unwrap and poof -- she lost, or squeezed, inches off her body. Details on how the process helps you shed pounds are a bit hazy, but there are certainly more effective uses for elastic bands.
Ear Stapling
This process works exactly like it sounds. Dieters place surgical staples in the inner cartilage of their ear and leave them in for several weeks. Based loosely on similar principles of ear acupuncture, it's believed that the staples suppress appetite. But from this angle it just looks painful.
Diet Sunglasses
The idea behind these blue-tinted specs is that food will look less appetizing -- blue being associated with moldy or rotten food-- which will cause you to eat less. It's quite a unique theory but there have been better weight loss gimmicks. We're still convinced that the more color on your plate, the better.
Weight Loss Soap
Infused with seaweed, the soap promises to penetrate deep beneath the skin, breaking down fat to literally help you scrub your way slim. Tread lightly before trying this fad; plant-based products may be good for skincare but the jury's still out on their fat-burning properties.
Tape Worms
Simply put, this plan is disgusting. Followers ingest the parasite in pill form, and then it travels through the body eating, growing, and attaching itself to the intestine. Naturally, one result is weight loss, but your body will also experience nutritional deficiencies in order to fight off the bug that's just shacked up in your body.

Diet Dinnerware
The website says you'll "lose weight while you wait," which is literally what happens. The fork-spoon combo is made with a lighting system that tells users when to eat and when to pause. The idea is that you'll end up eating more slowly, which will lead you to take in less food, but in the end it seems like a losing game of red-light-green-light.

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

10/28/2015 01:41 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:41 AM CT.

  2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD 4-DR PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 6.6L, DURAMAX DIESEL, 5SPD MT, PS, PB, AC, CRUISE & TILT STEERING, AM/FM RADIO, VINYL SEATS, CREW CAB, 8FT BED W/GEM TOP SHELL, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT245/75R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5642 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) TAR ON BODY NEAR WHEEL WELLS; HAIL DAMAGE; TORN SEATS; SILICONE PATCHES ON HOLES IN ROOF (FROM REMOVED LIGHTBAR MOUNT; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930015
10/28/2015 01:31 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:31 AM CT.

  2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD 4-DR PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 6.6L, ALLISON DURAMAX DIESEL, 6SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM RADIO, VINYL SEATS, CREW CAB, 6FT-6IN BED, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT265/75R16 W/SPARE. VEH#5638 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) TORN SEAT; DAMAGE TO BED RAIL; CRACKED LEFT REAR PANEL NEAR TAILLIGHT; SCRATCHED PAINT; HAIL DAMAGE; MISSING PLASTICE GUARDS ON DOORS; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930014
10/28/2015 01:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:21 AM CT.

  2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 3500HD PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 8.1L, GAS, 6SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM RADIO, EXT CAB, HEAVY DUTY FRONT BUMPER W/RECEIVER HITCH, 8FT BED W/SPRAYED IN BEDLINER, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT265/75R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5635 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) RUST; HAIL DAMAGE; TORN SEATS; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930013
10/28/2015 01:13 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:13 AM CT.
2000 John Deere Progator 2020 (N83447-5293-0005) One each 2000 John Deere Gas Progator 2020 4WD PID TC2020B020053 in overall good condition. Seat needs to be reupholstered. Was in running condition when removed from service. Has been sitting outside for a few years. May require additional repairs and may have additional deficiencies. Item located aboard Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and base security applies. Please plan your recommended pre-bid inspection and/or removal accordingly and pre-arrange base access with Mr. Collins. N8344752930005
10/28/2015 01:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:11 AM CT.

  2005 CHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 5CYL, 3.5L, GAS, 4SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, CRUISE & TILT STEERING, AM/FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, EXT CAB, 6FT BED, TIRE SIZE: LT235/75R15 W/SPARE. VEH: 5460 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) INTERIOR CARPET STAINED; DECAL RESIDUE ON DOOR; HOLES IN BED RAIL; DENT IN TAILGATE; PAINT SCRATCHED; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930012
10/28/2015 01:01 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 11:01 AM CT.

  2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 3500HD 3/4 TON PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 8.1L, GAS, 4SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, PWR WINDOWS & LOCKS, AM/FM RADIO, VINYL SEATS, EXT CAB, 8FT BED W/LINEX BEDLINER, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT265/75R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5454 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) TORN SEATS; RUST ON BUMPER; SCRATCHED & CHIPPED PAINT; HAIL DAMAGE; DECAL RESIDUE ON PASSENGER DOOR; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930011
10/28/2015 12:51 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:51 AM CT.

  2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 1/2 TON PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 4.8L, GAS, 4SPD, PS, PB, AC, PWR WINDOWS & LOCKS, CRUISE & TILT STEERING, VINYL SEATS, AM/FM RADIO, REG CAB, 8FT BED W/LINEX BEDLINER; TIRE SIZE: LT265/70R17 W/SPARE. VEH# 5447 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) HAIL DAMAGE; RUST ON BUMPER; PAINT SCRATCHED; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930010
10/28/2015 12:41 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:41 AM CT.

  2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD 3/4 TON PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 8CYL, 6.0L, GAS, 5SPD MT, PS, PB, AC, CRUISE & TILT STEERING, AM/FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, REG CAB, 8FT BED, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT 265/75R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5233 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) RUST; SCRATCHED PAINT; HAIL DAMAGE; HOLES IN BED RAIL; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930008
10/28/2015 12:31 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:31 AM CT.

  2004 CHEVROLET COLORADO LS PICKUP TRUCK, 4WD, 5CYL, 3.5L, GAS, 4SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, CRUISE & TILT STEERING, AM, FM RADIO, CLOTH SEATS, EXT CAB, 6FT BED W/CROSS BED UTILITY BOX, TIRE SIZE: P235/75R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5226 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) PAINT CHIPPED & SCRATCHED; STAINED SEATS & CARPET; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930007
10/28/2015 12:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:21 AM CT.

  2004 FORD F-350 SD XL DUMP TRUCK, 4WD, 10CYL, 6.8L, GAS, 6SPD MT, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM RADIO, REG CAB, 3.5 CY RUGBY DUMP BOX W/FOLD DOWN SIDES(9FT L x 7FT W x 19IN H) W/REMOTE, (2) EXTERIOR STORAGE BOXES, BACKUP ALARM, DUAL REAR WHEELS, TIRE SIZE: LT235/85R16 W/SPARE. VEH# 5220 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) DOOR WEATHER STRIPPING LOOSE; RUST; FADED PAINT; HAIL DAMAGE; DENT LEFT FRONT PANEL, SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930006
10/28/2015 12:12 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:12 AM CT.

  1997 Ford F800 Reefer Truck 4X2 5.9L 6CYL Diesel Powered White In Color VIN: 1FDXF80CXVVA26150 Approx Mileage:80000 (1574B6529200021) Has some dents and dings. Normal wear. All potential bidders are advised to make an appointment to inspect the item before submitting a bid. Vehicle is located at secure facility, all potential bidders must call to make and appointment for inspection. The box measures approx 205 X 8 X 77. 1574B6529200021
10/28/2015 12:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:11 AM CT.

  2003 INTERNATIONAL 4400 4-DR FLATBED TRUCK, 4X2, 6CYL, DT530 DIESEL, ALLISON 5SPD AT, PS, AIR BRAKES, AC, CRUISE & TILT STEERING, AM/FM RADIO, VINYL SEATS, CREW CAB, 8FTx12.6FT FLATBED, DUAL REAR WHEELS, 3 TON CARRYING CAPACITY (2) EXTERIOR STORAGE BOXES; TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: 10R22.5 W/SPARE. VEH# 4761 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) RUST ON BED; HAIL DAMAGE; CHIPPED & SCRATCHED PAINT; CHIPPED WINDSHIELD; DIMPLE ON PASSENGER SIDE DOOR; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930002
10/28/2015 12:01 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $100    STATE: SD    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2015 10:01 AM CT.


  2011 CHEVROLET TAHOE 4-DR SUV, 4WD, 8CYL, 5.3L, GAS, 6SPD AT, PS, PB, AC, PWR WINDOWS, LOCKS & SEAT, CLOTH SEATS, AFTER MARKET FRONT SEAT COVERS, AM/FM RADIO, BRUSH GUARD, TRAILER TOWING PKG, TIRE SIZE: LT285/70R17 W/SPARE. VEH# 2194 (PLEASE NOTE: (OPERABLE) MISSING LIGHT COVER NEAR RECEIVER HITCH; HAIL DAMAGE; CHIPPED & SCRATCHED PAINT ON EXTERIOR; HOLES FROM EXTERNAL LIGHT MOUNTS; VEHICLE USED AS LEO K9 UNIT; SOLD AS-IS, PRIOR TO BIDDING INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 1282X952930001

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