Monday, November 30, 2015

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WAYS TO HAVE A GREEN CHRISTMAS

This year, instead of wishing for a white Christmas, think green. An environmentally friendly holiday can be just as festive. Here are 15 ways to do just that.

1. Trade in those incandescent lights for LEDs, which use a fraction of the energy.

2. Look for recycled content in wrapping paper. This can be difficult to find and may actually require online ordering, but expressing demand will help drive its availability.

3. Recycle your own wrapping paper, boxes and plastic packaging.

4. Scale back the elaborate outdoor displays. You can be festive without being Times Square.

5. If you do use outdoor light displays, use a timer so the lights are on display only at times when there is an audience.

6. Give your cookies away on a real plate or recyclable plate. Likewise, if you're hosting a party, either bite the bullet and actually do all those dishes or use recyclable ones.

7. Take the time in your holiday party aftermath to sort through all the cans and bottles that can be recycled.

8. Make good use of your green bin and/or compost bin this holiday season. Uneaten food from holiday dinners and parties can go in there, as can scraps from meal preparation, soiled napkins and paper food packaging, coffee grounds and tea bags, paper plates and your great aunt's famous fruitcake.

9. Consider asking those with whom you exchange gifts to make a charitable donation in your name. There is no packaging involved. Consider food banks and shelters or organizations that purchase animals or supplies for families in developing countries. For a truly green Christmas, your contribution could go toward environmental conservation.

10. When gift giving, try an experience present, such as tickets to a show or a night at a hotel. It's something personal that isn't loaded up with all that packaging.

11. Buy sustainable. Many stores offer fair-trade products.

12. Real trees are great, but consider artificial. If buying a real tree, look for trees that are grown locally. Many are shipped from a great distance consuming fuel to bring them to local Christmas tree lots.

13. Take reusable bags with you when you go Christmas shopping. Don't let all that extra shopping generate extra plastic.

14. Save your money, save the environment and spare yourself from long hours of looking for the proper gift items at the mall. Start a trend, show you care with some thoughtful homemade gifts. Local, organic, nutritious food items fresh out of your kitchen can work very well.


15. When practicing your out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new New Year routine, don't just throw out old toys, clothes, shoes and household items. All these items can be donated to organizations that support people less fortunate.
TEN CYBER MONDAY FACTS THAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW

Gone are the days when people used to shop on Black Friday as if there was no tomorrow. The rapidly expanding world of the Internet has also given birth to an interesting day referred to as the 'Cyber Monday'. Created by retailers in order to encourage more online shopping-a culture that is increasingly gaining popularity in the 21st century-Cyber Monday is the Monday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday during which many people go online to shop. However, despite popular belief, the day is not the busiest online shopping day of the year. Online shopping tends to spike during the days near to Christmas. Here are 10 Interesting trivia, or fun facts for you to know about Cyber Monday:

  1. Cyber Monday was a term first invented via a press release in 2005 by Shop.org.
  2. The press release cited a research that reportedly said 77 percent of online retailers witnessed a surge in their sales on the Monday following the Thanksgiving weekend.
  3. The Cyber Monday of 2010 was reported to be the highest spending day of the year ($1.028 billion) but not always...
  4. In fact, the day is supposed to be only about the 12th busiest online shopping day of the year, although the online shopping culture has definitely increased over the years.
  5. There is a general consensus that the busiest shopping day falls about 10 days prior to Christmas somewhere in mid-December.
  6. Another day added to the list of consumerism is called 'Green Monday'. Started by eBay, it is the 2nd Monday of December when it is believed maximum people indulge in online shopping.
  7. According to estimates, Cyber Monday sales have increased by $100 million each year since 2005.
  8. Usually people are offered the same deals on Cyber Monday as on Black Friday, the only difference being they don't have to face the rush, shoving and pushing of Friday shopping in stores.
  9. Maximum traffic to retail websites is said to come from people at work.
  10. Many employees have been fired for using official computers or shopping during working hours. In 2011, for example, 22 percent employees were fired for using the internet for non-work activities throughout the year.
TOP U.S. CITIES FOR DOGS

Living in a small apartment or condo in a big city is a real estate dream-come-true for many people who love the bustle and excitement of urban life. Best of all, dogs can even fit into this lifestyle, thanks to cities that not only have dog parks, but also accessible places to walk dogs and affordable veterinary care. Nerdwallet.com analyzed data from 50 U.S. cities to determine which ones are the best for pooches.
Top 10 U.S. cities for dogs:

1. Portland, Oregon
In addition to 32 off-leash dog parks, which is the most of any city other than New York, Portland has puppy romps and holiday parties for dogs.

2. San Francisco, California
Dogs can play in 27 dog parks, many of which have breed-specific events, such as Pug Sunday at Alta Plaza Park in Pacific Heights.

3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Not only does Las Vegas boast affordable pet care, but also more than four dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some have special features, such as the Desert Breeze Dog Park that has gated sections for different sized dogs.

4. Miami, Florida
In addition to 13 dog-friendly parks, Miami is a very walkable city, so you can easily walk your dog while running your errands.

5. Washington, DC
Not only does the nation's capital offer affordable veterinary care and plenty of dog parks, but also clean streams for dogs to go swimming, such as Shirlington Park or Glencarlyn Park.

6. Seattle, Washington
Although veterinary care is a little more expensive here than in other cities, there are 11 off-leash dog parks, including the 50-acre Warren G. Magnuson Park with an off-leash area for dogs on the shores of Lake Washington.

7. St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is known as a pet-friendly city. In addition to plenty of dog parks, it has quite a few restaurants and attractions that allow you to bring your dog along, including the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Six Flags and Laumeier Sculpture Park.

8. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Although there are not very many off-leash dog parks, the ones they do have are excellent. For example, Granville Dog Park has wooded trails, a creek and hills. In addition, Milwaukee has very low-cost veterinary care.

9. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nerdwallet.com calls Minneapolis a Mecca for dog owners, with plenty of dog parks and affordable care. You can even try out Doga--yoga with your dog.


10. Oakland, California
This sunny and very walkable city offers affordable vet care and several off-leash dog parks. You can even take your dog hiking in a redwood forest!
THE STRANGEST PACKAGED FOODS OF ALL TIME
Ironic as it sounds, there can be an immense feeling of relief that comes along with eating a bag of peanut M&Ms washed down with an ice cold Coca-Cola on a humid summer day in rural China. The availability of certain packaged foods like Oreos and Pringles across the globe provides the satisfying comfort of a familiar taste. It's one of modern civilization's greatest conveniences, and yet at the same time, one of the major advantages of this globalized market is the sheer number choices. distribution networks ensure that a vast majority of our favorite packaged foods, whether Cheerios or Oscar Mayer wieners, are available in supermarkets from sea to shining sea, what do you do if the same old Hostess Cup Cakes you've been eating since grade school become boring? The same old Skippy peanut butter or the identical Wrigley's Spearmint gum can lose its sheen, and you may find yourself on an insatiable quest for variety and new flavors in your packaged goods. Luckily, there are a number of bizarre packaged foods and beverages out there for those who are willing to look hard enough and be experimental in their tastes. Ever heard of pork brains smothered in milk gravy? (You might've not guessed, but this delicacy is quite high in cholesterol!). Or how about bacon-flavored mints or even canned alligator meat?

Bob's Pickle Pops
Are you a lover of pickles and pickle accessories who yearns for the ability to satisfy the craving on a warm summer day? The quest is over. Pick up some of Bobs Pickle Pops, yes, pickle-flavored ice pops, before your next trip to the beach.

Katadyn Canned Cheeseburger
Everyone has heard Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and imagined eating just that. But what if your paradise is, say, a tent in the wilderness, miles away from any fine hamburger establishments? The canned cheeseburger by Katadyn is your perfect solution.

Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge Soda
If you ever find yourself craving chocolate fudge when you are trying to watch your figure, pick up a case of Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge Soda, the sugar-free soft drink with no calories and a rich chocolate taste.

Betty Lou's Powdered
Peanut Butter Searching for a healthier alternative to peanut butter that you can enjoy on the move? Buy some powdered peanut butter from Betty Lou's and you're good to go. Just add water to make this low-fat, low sodium powder into an odd, but theoretically delicious, snack.

Rose Pork Brains in Milk Gravy
On some sort of contrarian diet where you are trying to maximize cholesterol? Pick up a few cans of Rose Pork Brains in Milk Gravy and get approximately 1,170 percent of the daily recommendation in just one serving.

Accouterments Bacon-Flavored Mints
Bacon in the morning, bacon in the evening, bacon at suppertime. With bacon-flavored breath mints, you can taste bacon anytime. Accouterments also makes mints flavored with dill pickle, nacho cheese, and cupcakes.

Dale's Wild West Rattlesnake Meat
if you've always wanted to taste the deadly rattlesnake, but don't have the skills (or the bravery) to hunt one yourself, pick up a few cases of Dale's Wild West Rattlesnake Meat.


Desert Radio AZ On The Lighter Side.....

Desert Radio AZ On The Lighter Side.....

Red Lobster says it will increase the size of the shrimp they use in certain dishes after complaints from customers they were too small. Isn't there a size where shrimp stop being shrimps?

So we've hit the point where it's no longer too early to play Christmas music. Yet, it's still too early to talk about running for president, but do we pay attention to that? NOOOOOOO!!!

Every year, the Butterball turkey talk hotline receives more than 100,000 phone calls. At their end, carefully trained volunteers who manage not to burst out laughing until after they hang up.

Not making this up -- a local strip club had up on their readerboard, "Pumpkin Spiced Lap Dances." Is That With or Without Whipped  Cream?

There was another White House fence jumper over the holiday weekend. We're getting closer and closer to that becoming an Olympic sport.
DID YOU KNOW?

  • Before falling asleep, 90% of your mind begins to imagine stuff you'd like to happen.
  • 51% of people who have a sunroof or convertible top have never used them.
  • 8% of men would give up lovemaking for more hair.
  • 66% of women still clean even though their husbands say they've already done it?
  • A poll of U.S. adults reveals that 41% of them say they look forward to checking their mail every day.
Perpetual Youth Day or the late Dick Clark's birthday -- Small changes in the way you live will improve your looks. Being beautiful isn't all about makeup, hair dye, and the right clothes. It's also about good health. The healthier you are, the better you will look. Change your lifestyle and you'll be prettier. Here are some tried and true tips for looking your best:

  • Smoking ruins your skin and hair -- The primary reason to not smoke -- or stop if you do -- is to prevent potentially fatal diseases, including cancer and stroke. But did you know smoking damages the microcirculation to the skin and hair, reports the BBC News Online. When this happens, both are dull, gray, and lifeless. Smoking also leads to early wrinkles, especially around the mouth.
  • Booze packs on the pounds -- What you drink and how much you drink affect the size of your waistline. The type of alcohol that's consumed seems to contribute differently to the accumulation of abdominal fat,HealthCentral says wine drinkers have the least abdominal fat, while liquor drinkers have the highest.
  • Vitamins make your skin glow -- If you want a complexion that glows, take your vitamins. Sometimes that means popping a vitamin pill and other times it means eating the right food. A healthy diet can be a fountain of youth for the skin. Eat well and your skin will be moist, clear, and glowing. Eat poorly and it will be dry, pale, scaly, or oily.
  • Work up a sweat -- Exercising regularly will not only keep you in shape, but also give you poise and make your skin glow. If you walk briskly for 30 minutes a day, you may never gain another pound, according to researchers from Duke University.
  • Be sun smart -- Cover up with clothing or sun screen. The sun's ultraviolet rays break down the skin's collagen, which makes the skin thinner and allows wrinkles to form.
  • Get more shuteye -- Sleep is not a luxury. It's necessary for body repairs. So make sure you get enough, which is at least seven to eight hours a night. If you don't get enough shut-eye, you could also have problems with memory and concentration, according to researchers at Stanford University.
  • Get over it -- Stress can show on your face and in your posture. Learn how to deal with the big and little stresses you face in your life. But do know this: You are not alone. Stress is the most common health problem reported by women.
  • Smile and say cheese -- Take care of your teeth. Brush, floss, and see the dentist every six months for a check-up. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry offers this advice to keep your teeth white: Avoid drinking too much coffee or red wine and use toothpaste that has hydrogen peroxide or baking soda.
National Day of Friendship -- The type of friends you prefer (and we're not talking Facebook) reveals a lot about your personality, says psychologist Dr. Elayne Kahn, co-author of "1001 Ways You Reveal Your Personality."
  • Just one close friend -- You need someone to confide in and trust. You don't trust people very easily, but once you do you're very loyal. You take friendship very seriously and never take your friends for granted.
  • Friends of your own sex only -- You enjoy tradition and believe boys should be boys and girls should be girls. You're more comfortable when people are in more traditional roles. You enjoy friends who have something in common with you.
  • Friends of the opposite sex only -- You enjoy being the center of attention, but don't like competing for it. Intimacy is very important to you, and you're capable of deep relationships.
  • Friends you just party with -- You love to socialize, but don't like people getting too close. You're very independent and want to stay that way - and you especially don't like to become dependent on one person.
  • Friends from the workplace -- You love achieving, working hard, making money and always moving ahead. All things in your life - including friendships - are geared toward making your career as successful as possible.
  • Different friends for different occasions -- If, for example, you go dancing with one group of friends and play touch football with another, you're well-organized, but don't like to become too involved with people. You're a busy, active person.


ON THIS DAY
Author Jonathan Swift was born on this date in 1667. He had success with the book, "Gulliver's Travels" and thanked all the little people who made it possible.

On this date in 1782, the American Revolutionary War ended... and the first series of Time-Life books was born.

In 1804, the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice to be impeached, Samuel Chase, went on trial.
  • He was acquitted and went on to lead a Chase and decent life.
  • He was acquitted so I guess that makes me feel better about my money being in his bank.
  • When you think about it, that kind of explains where we are today.

Good day for authors: Samuel Clements, alias "Mark Twain," was born on this date in 1835. He kept writing one great book after the other: "Tom Sawyer," "Huckleberry Finn," "The Prince and the Pauper"... readers all across America couldn't wait to catch the next Twain.

On this date in 1922, Japan launched the world's first aircraft carrier. If you were too nervous to fly you could just climb on a plane parked on the ship and still get there.

In 1936, London's famous Crystal Palace burned in a fire... which makes me wonder, how does crystal catch on fire?

On this date in 1949, Chinese communists captured Chungking... guaranteeing frozen food for everyone.

In 1954, Elizabeth Hodges was sitting in her Alabama home when an 8-1/2 pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. Wasn't that how the movie "The Blob" started. By the way, anyone seen Elizabeth or know what that giant blob heading our way is?

On this date in 1956, Floyd Patterson knocked out Archie Moore in the fifth round. So, Floyd had to buy his own drinks in the sixth round.

In 1957, Honolulu had record wind gusts of 82mph and beaches on Kauai reported 35-foot waves. The winds were so strong, surfers reported being able to ride the same wave four times.

On this date in 1981, the motion picture "Gandhi" premieres in New Delhi. The audience was told "thank you, come again"!

In 1986, President Reagan called Oliver North "a national hero." However, the Contras in Nicaragua admired him most for his arms.

Kaley Cuoco turns the big 3-0 and celebrated by having a bigger tattoo cover-up her wedding date to ex-husband Ryan Sweeting. The girl knows how to party.

Elisha Cuthbert, who played Kim, Jack Bauer's daughter on "24" turns 33 today. Or did she star on "33" and it's the other way around? No matter.

Clay Aiken, American Idol runner-up and answer to the question, "Who was that guy Ruben Studdard beat?" turns 37 today. He was the first American Idol contestant to "come out," paving the way for Adam Lambert... as if Adam needed any paving.

Sandra Oh turns 45 today. Still don't know what the Oh stands for...

In the midnight hour, Billy Idol turns the big 6-0. He's begun that long journey of going from white hair to gray.


There was another White House fence jumper over the holiday weekend. We're getting closer and closer to that becoming an Olympic sport.
Music Calendar...
   In 1940 Charlie Parker records "I've Found A New Baby" with the Jay McShann
           Band at KFBI in Wichita, KS.
   In 1943 Nat "King" Cole and his trio record "Straighten Up and Fly Right."
   In 1944 "The Trolley Song" by Judy Garland debuts on the charts.
   In 1965 Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."
   In 1968 "Son-Of-A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield and "Everyday People"
           by Sly & the Family Stone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1968 "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top
           40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special airs.
   In 1969 Neil Diamond performs on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
   In 1972 The BBC bans "Hi, Hi, Hi" by Wings for a supposedly subliminal drug
           message.
   In 1973 John Lennon's album "Mind Games" is certified gold.
   In 1974 "Best of My Love" by the Eagles and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
           by Elton John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1976 Barbra Streisand's single "Evergreen (Theme From A Star Is Born)" is
           released.
   In 1976 "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart is certified
           gold.
   In 1976 Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson get married.
   In 1977 David Bowie appears on a Bing Crosby Christmas special and the two
           sing "The Little Drummer Boy" together.
   In 1978 Linda Ronstadt, Steve Martin and Gilda Radner appear on the cover of
           Rolling Stone magazine.
   In 1982 The Kendalls' album "Heaven's Just A Sin Away" is certified gold.
   In 1983 Boy George appears on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show" with guest host
           Joan Rivers.
   In 1983 The Jackson family and promoter Don King announce plans for the
           "Victory" tour.
   In 1984 "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan is certified gold.
   In 1985 Bruce Springsteen's single "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is
           released.
   In 1985 "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin is #1 on the
           U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1988 L.L. Cool J headlines the first rap concert held in Africa.
   In 1991 Milli-Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus, 27, attempts suicide.
   In 1993 AC/DC's album "High Voltage" is certified double platinum.
   In 1994 Tupac Shakur is shot five times while being robbed outside a
           Manhattan recording studio.
   In 1994 Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal is arrested for receiving a package
           of heroin.
   In 1995 TLC make their TV acting debut on "Living Single."
   In 1996 "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" singer Tiny Tim dies of a heart attack
           at age 73.
   In 1999 Jomato Records releases an early collection of Shania Twain's work,
           recorded when she was known as Eilleen Shania Twain.
   In 1999 Third Eye Blind's album "Blue" and Neil Diamond's album "The Neil
           Diamond Collection" are both released.
   In 2000 Creed is the big winner (with four awards) at the first My VH1

           Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Today In History...
   In 1782 The U.S. and Britain sign preliminary peace articles in Paris,
           ending the Revolutionary War.
   In 1803 Spain completes the process of ceding Louisiana to France.
   In 1804 The first U.S. Supreme Court justice to be impeached, Samuel Chase,
           goes on trial. (He was acquitted.)
   In 1900 Irish author Oscar Wilde dies in Paris, France.
   In 1922 Japan launches the Hosho, the first aircraft carrier.
   In 1936 London's famed Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
   In 1939 The Russo-Finnish War begins as Soviet troops invades Finland over a
           border dispute.
   In 1949 Chinese communists capture Chungking.
   In 1954 Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama, is injured when an 8 1/2
           pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her house.
   In 1957 Honolulu has record wind gusts of 82mph and beaches on Kauai report
           35-foot waves.
   In 1958 The first guided missile destroyer is launched, at Bath, Maine.
   In 1962 U Thant of Burma is elected Secretary-General of the United Nations,
           succeeding the late Dag Hammarskjold.
   In 1964 The Soviet Union launches Zond 2 towards Mars.
   In 1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain.
   In 1967 Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement.
   In 1981 The U.S. and the Soviet Union begin negotiations in Geneva aimed at
           reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.
   In 1981 President Reagan arrives in Brasilia, Brazil, to begin a 4-nation
           tour of Latin America.
   In 1981 The motion picture "Gandhi" premieres in New Delhi.
   In 1983 Kidnapped brewery businessman Alfred H. Heineken is set free.
   In 1983 Robert Sullivan, convicted of the 1973 robbery and murder of
           restaurant manager Donald Schmidt, is executed by the state of
           Florida despite an appeal from Pope John Paul II to spare him.
   In 1984 West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl visits President Reagan at the
           White House to discuss arms control issues.
   In 1987 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev acknowledges that his country was
           engaged in "Star Wars"-related research.
   In 1987 Author James Baldwin dies in St. Paul de Vence, France, at age 63.
   In 1986 President Reagan calls Oliver North "a national hero."
   In 1987 Author James Baldwin dies in France at age 63.
   In 1988 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. acquires RJR Nabisco Inc. for $24.53
           billion.
   In 1989 President Bush leaves Washington for his first summit with Soviet
           President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, aboard ships off the Mediterranean
           island of Malta.
   In 1989 Alfred Herrhausen, chairman of West Germany's largest bank, is
           killed in a bombing in Bad Homburg.
   In 1990 President Bush names outgoing Florida Governor Bob Martinez to head
           the nation's war on drugs.
   In 1990 Author Norman Cousins dies in Los Angeles at age 75.
   In 1992 The U.S. Supreme Court sustains women's basic right to abortion,
           voting 6-3 against reviving a 1990 Guam law that would prohibited
           nearly all such procedures.
   In 1992 The U.S. Supreme Court sustains a woman's basic right to abortion,
           voting, 6-3, against reviving a 1990 Guam law that would have
           prohibited nearly all such procedures.
   In 1993 President Clinton signs into law the Brady bill, which requires a
           five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks
           of prospective buyers.
   In 1993 Authorities in California arrest Richard Allen Davis, who confessed
           to abducting and slaying 12-year-old Polly Klaas of Petaluma.
   In 1994 Two passengers die and nearly 1,000 others and crew members flee the
           cruise ship Achille Lauro when it catches fire off the coast of
           Somalia. It sinks two days later.
   In 1995 President Clinton becomes the first U.S. chief executive to visit
           Northern Ireland.
   In 1996 Some 150,000 people fill the streets of Belgrade to protest against
           Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.
   In 1997 Czech Premier Vaclav Klaus formally hands in his government's
           resignation in the wake of a campaign financing scandal.
   In 1997 In Tajikistan, French hostage Karine Mane is killed with five
           suspected kidnappers when a grenade exploded during a failed rescue
           operation.
   In 1998 Quebec's separatist premier, Lucien Bouchard, is returned to power,
           but with only 43 percent of the vote, setting back the Parti
           Quebecois' goal of seeking independence from Canada.
   In 1999 The opening of a 135-nation trade gathering in Seattle is disrupted
           by at least 40,000 demonstrators, some of whom clashed with police.
   In 2002 A nightclub fire in Caracas, Venezuela, kills 50 people.
   In 2003 Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, dies
           in Wyckoff, NJ, at age 98.
   In 2004 Ken Jennings ends his 74-game winning streak on "Jeopardy!" as he
           lost to real estate agent Nancy Zerg.
   In 2007 Hard-living motorcycle daredevil, Evel Knievel, whose bone-breaking,

           rocket-powered jumps and stunts made him an icon, dies at age 69.
Born On This Day...
   In 1427 King Casimir IV of Poland (1447-92)
   In 1554 English poet, Philip Sidney (Arcadia)
   In 1667 Author/poet, Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal)
   In 1809 Publisher, Mark Lemon (founded Punch magazine)
   In 1810 Rifle maker, Oliver Fisher Winchester
   In 1817 German historian, Theodor Mommsen (Nobel-1902)
   In 1835 Writer, Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)
   In 1874 British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1940-45, 1951-55)
   In 1892 Financier, Cyrus West Field (laid first Atlantic Telegraph cable)
   In 1898 Football Hall-of-Famer, Roy "Link" Lyman (Bears)
   In 1913 TV host/editor, John K.M. McCaffery (American Mecury) [d: 10-3-83]
   In 1915 Singer/guitarist, Brownie McGhee (Brownie & Sonny) [d: 2-16-15]
   In 1916 Actor, Michael Gwynn (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra) [d: 1-29-76]
   In 1920 Actress, Virginia Mayo (Out of the Blue, White Heat) [d: 1-17-05]
   In 1923 Actor, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI) [d: 5-3-14]
   In 1924 Shirley Chisholm (first black woman elected to U.S. House) [d: 1-1-05]
   In 1924 Comedian, Allan Sherman (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh) [d: 11-20-73]
   In 1926 Actor, Richard Crenna (Real McCoys, First Blood, Rambo) [d: 1-17-03]
   In 1926 Saxophonist, Jimmy McGary (Miles Davis, Buddy Rich) [d: 4-15-93]
   In 1928 Actor, Rex Reason (This Island Earth) (87)
   In 1929 TV host/producer, Dick Clark (American Bandstand) [d: 4-18-12]
   In 1929 Porducer/director, Joan Ganz Cooney (developed Sesame Street) (86)
   In 1930 U.S. boxer, James Felton Boyd (Olympic-Gold-1956) (85)
   In 1930 Radio talk show host, G. Gordon Liddy (Watergate) (85)
   In 1931 Actor, Jack Ging (Winds Of War, Ted-Riptide) (84)
   In 1931 Football coach, Bill Walsh (49'ers) [d: 7-30-07]
   In 1931 Country singer, Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) [d: 11-24-03]
   In 1936 Political activist/author, Abbie Hoffman (Yippies) [d: 4-12-89]
   In 1937 Actor, Robert Guillaume (Benson-Soap, Benson, Sports Night) (78)
   In 1937 Director, Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, 1492) (78)
   In 1943 Bassist, Leo Lyons (Ten Years After) (72)
   In 1944 Bassist/singer, Rob Grill (Grass Roots) [d: 7-11-11]
   In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Luther Ingram (If Loving You Is Wrong) [d: 3-19-07]
   In 1944 TV model, Dian Parkinson (Miss USA 1965, The Price Is Right) (71)
   In 1945 Bassist, Roger Glover (Deep Purple, Rainbow) (70)
   In 1947 Dramatist, David Mamet (Speed The Plow, House Of Games) (68)
   In 1950 Former basketball player/coach, Paul Westphal (Celtics, Suns) (65)
   In 1950 Actress, Kathie Witt (Lenny, Pam-Flying High) (65)
   In 1952 Actor, Mandy Patinkin (Yentl, Alien Nation, Chicago Hope) (63)
   In 1954 Singer, Jeannie Kendall (61)
   In 1954 Bassist, George McArdle (Little River Band) (61)
   In 1954 Singer, June Pointer (Pointer Sisters) [d: 4-11-06]
   In 1955 Actor, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Tour Of Duty) (60)
   In 1955 Singer, Billy Idol (White Wedding, Rebel Yell, Mony Mony) (60)
   In 1957 Guitarist, John Aston (Psychedelic Furs) (58)
   In 1957 Comedian, Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) (58)
   In 1958 Singer/actress, Stacey Q (Two Of Hearts, Facts Of Life) (57)
   In 1959 Tennis player, Sylvia Hanika (56)
   In 1961 Actress, Sherilyn Wolter (BJ & the Bear, General Hospital) (54)
   In 1962 Baseball/football player, Vincent "Bo" Jackson (53)
   In 1963 Rap singer, Jalil (Whodini) (52)
   In 1965 Actor/comedian, Ben Stiller (Meet The Parents, Starsky & Hutch) (50)
   In 1965 Drummer, Paul Wheeler (Icehouse) (50)
   In 1967 Actor, Justin Lazard (Gil-Central Park West) (48)
   In 1969 Playmate, Carrie Jean Yazel (May-1991) (46)
   In 1970 Singer, Des'ree (45)
   In 1970 Actor, Walter Jones (Zack-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) (45)
   In 1970 Actress, Sandra Oh (Sideways, Grey's Anatomy) (45)
   In 1971 Baseball player, Ivan Rodriguez (44)
   In 1975 Country singer, Mindy McCready [d: 2-17-13]
   In 1977 Actor, Sheldon Turnipseed (Jamal-Ghostwriters) (38)
   In 1978 Singer, Clay Aiken (American Idol) (37)
   In 1982 Actress, Elisha Cuthbert (Kim Bauer-24) (33)
   In 1985 Actress, Kaley Cuoco (Bridget Hennessy-8 Simple Rules) (30)
   In 1987 Actress, Christel Khalil (Lily Winters-Young and the Restless) (28)

   In 1994 Actor, Dylan Cash (Michael Quartermaine-General Hospital) (21)
Spend an evening under the stars
(Maricopa County) – Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on Saturday, December 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe, planets and information about the winter solstice to you! 

Learn about the constellations, planets, star clusters and nebulas as you peer through large telescopes and binoculars and enjoy stories about the night sky. The two-hour stargazing event is a great way to learn about the upcoming Germinid Meteor Shower.

After the presentation, guests are invited to meander over to the telescopes where they can view the planets Neptune and Uranus close-up. In addition to the stargazing program, this family-friendly event will feature kid’s crafts, and the centers animal exhibit hall full of deserts critters.

For guests who don’t have time to grab a bite to eat before the event, staff will be grilling up, and selling hamburgers, hot dogs and chilled beverages so everyone can focus on the festivities rather than loud belly growls.

“This is a great family event, one where the kids can have fun, and learn about stargazing. They’ll learn how the stars are aligned, how they form constellations, how the nighttime darkness is not something to be feared, but to be explored,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Clint Hickman, District 4.

Attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars, digital cameras, lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. The park entrance opens at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee for the event and reservations are not required.

The Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant is located at 41402 N. 87th Avenue in Peoria (just east of Lake Pleasant Regional Park). For additional information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/doc  or phone (602) 372-7470.


help homeless pets in Cochise County

You can help homeless pets in Cochise County by donating food, treats, and more at the C-A-L Ranch Store, 673 N. Highway 90, Sierra Vista.
C-A-L Ranch has placed a bin by the check out area to collect your
donations. The bin is decorated with pictures of animals that you can help.

You can donate items you have at home or bought at other locations. Not sure what to donate?
Ask for a Wishlist at the checkout to help guide your donations.
All About Animals-Cochise County thanks C-A-L Ranch Store for their generosity and you.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

TURKEY FACTS


  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
  • The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
  • Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.
  • Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.
  • Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
  • Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.
  • A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
  • Turkeys have poor night vision.
  • It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.
  • A 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster.
THANKSGIVING FACTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
  • Abraham Lincoln issued a 'Thanksgiving Proclamation' on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
  • The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.
  • In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping season.
  • Congress to passed a law on December 26, 1941, ensuring that all Americans would celebrate a unified Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
  • Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live turkey. He "pardons" it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm.



Desert Radio On The Lighter Side....A study says that music is good for helping patients' bodies heal after surgery. OK, maybe not the songs "Loser" or "I just died in your arms tonight"... but you get the idea.

A study says that people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely. Well, at least I'll be awake for it.


Apple is acknowledging mysterious shutdowns with the new iPad Pro... which means this one's more like Windows than any Apple computer so far.
TOP FIVE THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS WE WISH WOULD GO AWAY

  1. "Having the Butterball Help Line on speed dial"
  2. "Shoot, forgot to take off the feathers again this year"
  3. "No, those aren't meatballs -- the gravy's just a little lumpy"
  4. Uncle Earl saying, "Whoops! It must have been the tripto-fart"
  5. Trying to explain the dried-out bird by saying, "Oh, we're having turkey jerky this year"

GSA Auctions Trailers, Tractors and Manuf. Housing Update

11/25/2015 06:12 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: AL    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 12-02-2015 05:12 PM CT.

  Asset 571143, PN F482202, 1999 John Deere 6310 Green Ag Tractor, 4x4, enclosed cab with am/fm radio and air conditioning. Serial number L06310X228831; Diesel fuel; 2,675 hours of use; Automatic transmission. Air conditioning is in need of repair/replacement. Four wheel drive system needs repairs and other repairs may be required. Tractor comes with attached Tiger brand 50" boom mower. Boom mower is in need of extensive repairs to include major parts replacement and structural repairs. Pre-bid inspection is highly recommended. Mower attachment is PN F482223, Asset 571160. Viewing of property is highly recommended. Property may be viewed by appointment only. Parts may be missing and repairs may be required. Please contact property custodian for all questions regarding a description of the property. 14435253030001
11/25/2015 06:11 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: AL    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 12-02-2015 05:11 PM CT.


  Asset Number 569990, Inventory Number F458458, 1985 Trailer mounted mobile Diesel power unit for Gator Pumps. Engine is a 6 cylinder Deutz diesel engine model F6L912. Has twin disc corp power transmission model number C110HP3. Numbers of hours on engine is unknown. Color is green. Manufacturer: Gator Pump, Inc. This power unit has been out of service for the past 5 years but was running when it was taken out of service. Unit has a 100 gallon attached diesel tank. Viewing of property is highly recommended. Property may be viewed by appointment only. Parts may be missing and repairs may be required. Please contact property custodian for all questions regarding a description of the property. 14435253030003

GSA Auctions Motorcycles and Bicycles Update

11/25/2015 01:00 PM EST

CURRENT BID: $11,400    STATE: IN    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 12-10-2015 12:00 NOON CT.


  2006 Big Bear Choppers Sled 300 Motorcycle, 2 Cyl, Make of Tires: Avon, Model of Tires: Venom X, Specialty Rims: Yes, Color: Red, Rear Wheel Drive, Engine: 1.63 L V, Mileage cannot be verified, Condition: Excellent**********This item requires a bid deposit of $2280. Bid deposits must be in the form of a cashiers check or money order and should be made out to G.S.A. and mailed to: GSA, 4QSCA, 77 Forsyth Street SW, Suite 100, Attn: Tonya Dillard, Atlanta, GA 30303. Prospective bidders must provide their GSAAuctions Login Name, Sale and Lot Number, Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address. Once bid deposit has been received, bid rights will be assigned*****All bid deposits will be returned within four business days from the closing date of the sale. All bidders must be registered via GSAAuctions.gov website*****All bid deposits must be received by 12 Noon on December 9, 2015*****Credit cards will not be accepted for bid deposits***** 1531F85325V001
Paving work resumes on westbound I-10 starting Monday (Nov. 30)
Motorists traveling on westbound Interstate 10 will encounter travel restrictions next week when the Arizona Department of Transportation resumes paving operations between Tucson and Benson.
The following restrictions are scheduled for the week of Nov. 30 through Dec 4:
  • On Monday (Nov. 30), the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed for shoulder paving starting three miles west of Marsh Station Road (mileposts 288-281) from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday (Dec. 1) through Friday (Dec. 4), the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed from west of SR 90 (Exit 302) to west of Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch Road (Exit 297) from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • On Wednesday (Dec. 3), the westbound on and off ramps at Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch Road (Exit 297) will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. During the ramp closures, motorists can detour to eastbound I-10 to access Exit 297.
The posted speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through areas restricted for paving operations.
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.

Happy Thanksgiving Desert Radio AZ

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Celebrities Say the Darndest Things!

  • David Letterman***
"Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever."

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger***
"I love Thanksgiving turkey... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts."

  • Reba McEntire***

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone."

Box Office Estimates Week Ending 11-22-15


BEST AND WORST SONGS FOR DRIVING
One of the best ways to pass the time while driving and curb any potential feelings of road rage is to sing! Sing out loud! Sing out strong! But what should you sing while tooling down the highway? Insurance.com surveyed 2,000 drivers and asked them to choose the best--and worst--songs for driving, as well as the music they listen to in the car and won't publicly admit they like.
The top 10 best songs for driving:
  1. "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey)
  2. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)
  3. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (AC/DC)
  4. "Any Way You Want It" (Journey)
  5. "Life is a Highway" (Tom Cochrane)
  6. "Dancing Queen" (ABBA)
  7. "American Girl" (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  8. "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" (Michael Jackson)
  9. "Born to Run" (Bruce Springsteen)
  10. "Fortunate Son" (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

The top 10 worst songs for driving:

  1. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (The Baha Men)
  2. "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together" (Taylor Swift)
  3. "Believe" (Cher)
  4. "Feelings" (Morris Albert)
  5. "Papa Don't Preach" (Madonna)
  6. "Firework" (Katy Perry)
  7. "Mambo #5" (Lou Bega)
  8. "You're Beautiful" (James Blunt)
  9. "Arms Wide Open" (Creed)
  10. "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor)
THINGS TO NEVER TELL YOUR BOSS

If you want to keep your job, watch your mouth in the office. And we're not talking about swearing, although you shouldn't do that either. Saying the wrong thing to your boss -- even if it's true -- could put your job security on the line. Monster.com has helpfully compiled a list of the nine things you should never, ever say to your boss -- or risk getting fired.

1. "I need a raise."
That is not to say you can't ask for a raise during salary negotiations, but don't phrase it in terms of what you "need." Instead, negotiate for a higher salary by highlighting your successes and offering hard data on what other people in your industry at your level earn.

2. "That just isn't possible."
Even if it really isn't possible, don't admit it. Instead, focus on what can be done. Solve problems; do not create new ones.

3. "I can't stand working with _____."
When you complain about another co-worker, even if it is warranted, it reflects poorly on you; however, if you are threatened or faced with illegal or unethical behavior, do tell HR. Just keep your tone professional.

4. "I partied too hard last night! I'm so hung over!"
Pop a couple of aspirin, drink coffee and get on with the job. Never share details of your late-night escapades with the boss. Always be professional.

5. "But I emailed you about that last week."
That may be true, but it's still your responsibility to keep track of your work flow. If you are expecting a response and don't get one, inquire verbally or resend the email.

6. "It's not my fault."
Are you 10 years old? The next thing you'll be saying is "It's not fair!" As a professional, you should assume responsibility and solve problems, especially problems you helped create. Instead, ask, "What can I do to make it right?"

7. "I don't know."
No one expects you to know everything, including your boss. But a better response when you don't know the answer is, "I'll find out right away."

8. "But we've always done it this way."
New ideas are the fires that keep businesses innovating and growing. When you whine about how it's always been done, you look like an old fogey who is focused on the negative. Instead, seriously consider new ideas and then say, "I think for this to work, we will have to do..."

9. "Let me set you up with..."
It' not up to you to find a Saturday night date for your single boss. That poses a lot more risk than it does potential benefit.

Desert Radio AZ... On the Lighter Side

Nothing says you're a beer drinker more than bringing a bottle of 2-Buck Chuck to a party.
Isn't a mincemeat pie without meat just a mince pie?

I'll be honest -- the first time I heard the headline, "Russian Jet Shot Down By Turkey" I was thinking, "Maybe we should switch to ham this year."

Angelina Jolie was quoted as saying the other day, "I actually love being in menopause." Her husband Brad hurried out of the room and outside... for some reason...

Hillary Clinton said during an interview that her biggest guilty pleasure is chocolate. Immediately afterwards, Bill yelled out, "That makes one of us!"

Two Boeing workers have been fired for sexting to each other on company phones. They were also reprimanded for inappropriate use of the words "Jumbo," "777x" and "Dreamliner.
TOP FIVE PHRASES YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO HEAR ON THANKSGIVING DAY


  1. "Two cheeseburgers and fries. OK please pull forward to the second window"
  2. "Stuffing has gluten, so we're not having it this year"
  3. "What do you mean we were supposed to take out the stuff inside the turkey?"
  4. "Mom, my new girlfriend just told me she's allergic to turkey"
  5. "I'll be back from the mall in time for dinner"
DID YOU KNOW?

  • A poll of U.S. Americans reveals that 40% of Republicans and 23% of Democrats say it's never necessary to raise taxes.
  • According to Marie Claire, 65% of men have been asked out by a woman.
  • Research suggests that holding grudges makes you physically weaker.
  • A waiter or waitress can expect 20% more tips if they wear red.
  • People who apologize, according to Harvard Business School, are perceived as more trustworthy.


The highest recorded number of children born to one mother is 69. (She was the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia. Between 1725 and 1765, in total of 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


  • After two years on 'Fox and Friends', Elisabeth Hasselbeck is calling it quits.
  • Sofia Vergara's 22-year-old son brought (a picture of) Taylor Swift as his date to his mom's wedding last Sunday.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is back with "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" on Friday, January 1st on PBS at 9pm.
  • Netflix is going to reboot the old TV series, "Lost in Space."
  • Sorry to report that soap actor David Canary, who played Adam and Stuart Chandler on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
  • A new study says that being lonely increases your chances of dying earlier... as the loneliness lowers your immune system.
  • This year marks the 60th anniversary of Green Bean Casserole.
  • The Boy Scouts of America are now under pressure to allow girls to join.
  • Our economy grew 2.1% in the third quarter, which was better than expected.
  • It's said that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have pretty much been a secret item since 2013.
ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1758, in the French and Indian Wars, the British capture Fort Duquesne at what is now Pittsburgh, thanks to a couple of controversial calls by the officials. So, technically speaking, the British were the first stealers in town. They sacked the quarterback four times.
In 1884, evaporated milk was invented when a cow was vaporized.
On this date in 1885, Thomas Hendricks died, the first vice-president to die while in office. Tough way to get semi-famous.
In 1922, the entrance to King Tut's tomb was discovered.
  • Of course, being out in the middle of the desert, none of the workers had enough money for the cover charge.
  • He was buried there so he could be close to his mummy.
  • The head of the expedition grew very attached to his mummy. That same day, FTD introduced their Mummy's Day Bouquet.
  • As they walked in, everything seemed like it was made of clay. One researcher wrote, "I tot I taw a putty Tut!"

One month from today, people. Four weeks from Friday. The clock is running.
George W. Bush's twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna Bush, turn 34 today.
  • They're not identical twins, as their dad likes to say, "just fraternity twins."
  • In the former president's mind, that makes them 68.
  • They're fraternal twins because their dad belonged to a fraternity.
Christina Applegate, the daughter on "Married with Children" turns 44 today. Ironically, the guy who played her dad -- Ed O'Neil -- is now playing a guy married to a woman her age on "Modern Family."
Amy Grant hits double nickels today, turning 55. Listen to her big hit, "Baby, Baby" and tell me she's not singing, "Baby, Vaby."
Funny guy John Larroquette turns 68 today. He's one of those guys who very premature gray hair. Made junior high pretty tough.
Shopping Reminder Day -- It's exactly one month before Christmas, time to remind you that there are only 24 more shopping days after today until Christmas (excluding Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve).
Music Calendar...
   In 1911 "Down By The Old Mill Stream" by Authur Clough & Brunswick Quartet
           is #1 on the charts.
   In 1949 Tap dancing great Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the inspiration for the
           Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles," dies at age 71.
   In 1954 Miles Davis begins his first recording session.
   In 1957 Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
   In 1957 "Oh, Boy!" by Buddy Holly and "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee
           Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1961 The Everly Brothers are inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve,
           reporting to Camp Pendleton for duty.
   In 1964 Manfred Mann and the Everly Brothers appear on TV's "Shindig."
   In 1964 The Zombies record "Tell Her No."
   In 1965 Harrods in London opens after hours to allow the Beatles to shop
           for Christmas.
   In 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London performing debut at the
           Bag O' Nails Club.
   In 1967 "Incense & Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the
           U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1968 The Beatles release the so-called "White Album."
   In 1969 John Lennon returns his MBE award in protest against British
           involvement in Biafra and Vietnam.
   In 1971 The three surviving members of the Doors, tell Rolling Stone that
           they are determined to carry on despite the death of lead singer Jim
           Morrison. The Doors would officially disband in 1973.
   In 1972 The Rolling Stones arrive in Kingston, Jamaica, to begin recording
           of their upcoming album "Goat's Head Soup."
   In 1972 "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1975 "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka is certified gold.
   In 1976 The Band performs its last show at San Francisco's Winterland which
           is filmed and released as "The Last Waltz."
   In 1976 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman joins the group Yes.
   In 1977 Frankie Valli hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests
           Olivia Newton-John and Pat Boone.
   In 1980 "Lady" by Kenny Rogers is certified gold and "Another One Bites The
           Dust" by Queen goes platinum.
   In 1982 Miles Davis marries his third wife Cicely Tyson in New York.
   In 1984 Several British stars under the name "Band-Aid" record "Do You Know
           It's Christmas" for Ethiopian famine relief.
   In 1985 Bobby Brown leaves New Edition and is replaced by Johnny Gill.
   In 1988 Chuck Berry pays a $250 fine to resolve assault charges in New York.
   In 1989 "Janie's Got A Gun" by Aerosmith enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
   In 1989 "Blame It On The Rain" by Milli Vanilli hits #1 on the U.S. top 40
           chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
   In 1991 Kiss drummer Eric Carr dies of cancer at age 41.
   In 1991 The albums "Lost In Love" by Air Supply, "Emotions In Motion" by
           Billy Squier and "Seven And The Ragged Tiger" by Duran Duran are all
           certified double platinum.
   In 1992 Whitney Houston makes her acting debut in "The Bodyguard."
   In 1994 A Rolling Stones pay-per-view concert airs live from Miami.
   In 1994 Stevie Wonder appears in the 67th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day
           Parade in New York.
   In 1995 "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston becomes the third single
           to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
   In 1996 Toni Braxton's album "Secrets" goes triple platinum.
   In 1997 The original lineup of the Zombies (Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent,
           Chris White, Hugh Grundy and Paul Atkinson) play together for the
           first time in 30 years at London's Jazz Cafe.
   In 1997 Blues singer/guitarist Fenton Robinson dies of complications from
           brain cancer at age 62.
   In 1997 Garth Brooks' album "Sevens" is released.
   In 1997 Salt 'N Pepa's album "Brand New" goes gold.
   In 1998 Faith Evans' single "Love Like This" and Deana Carter's album
           "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" are both certified gold.
   In 1999 Clint Black helps the Salvation Army launch its annual holiday
           fundraising drive during half-time at the Dallas Cowboys' annual
           Thanksgiving football game.
   In 2000 Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in
           Johnson City, Tennessee.
   In 2007 Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow is found dead in his Las Vegas

           home of an accidental cocaine overdose. He was 52.
Today In History...
   In 1758 In the French and Indian Wars, the British capture Fort Duquesne at
           what is now Pittsburgh.
   In 1783 The British evacuate New York, their last military position in the
           U.S. during the Revolutionary War.
   In 1884 John B. Meyenberg of St. Louis, Missouri, patents evaporated milk.
   In 1885 U.S. Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks dies at age 66, eight months
           after taking office.
   In 1920 WTAW in College Station, TX, broadcasts the first play-by-play
           description of a football game, between the University of Texas and
           Texas A&M.
   In 1922 The entrance of King Tut's tomb is discovered.
   In 1933 The first Soviet liquid rocket attains an altitude of 261 feet.
   In 1944 Baseball Commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis dies at age 78.
   In 1952 Agatha Christie's "Mouse Trap" opens in London.
   In 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a slight stroke.
   In 1960 The first atomic reactor for research and development is operational
           in Richland, Washington.
   In 1963 The body of President Kennedy is laid to rest in Arlington National
           Cemetery. At her husband's grave site, Jacqueline Kennedy lights the
           eternal flame that burns to this day.
   In 1973 Greek President George Papadopoulos is ousted in a bloodless coup.
   In 1973 President Nixon issues restrictions on fuel use and highway speeds.
   In 1974 Former U.N. Secretary General U. Thant dies in New York of cancer at
           age 65.
   In 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard regains the WBC welterweight championship.
   In 1983 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off.
   In 1984 William Schroeder of Jaspen, IN, is the second man to receive the
           Jarvik-7 artificial heart. (He lived 620 days on the device.)
   In 1985 Cathy Smith stands trial for the murder of actor John Belushi.
   In 1986 The Iran-Contra affair erupts as President Reagan and Attorney
           General Edwin Meese reveal that profits from secret arms sales to
           Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
   In 1987 Harold Washington, the first black mayor of Chicago, dies in office
           at age 65 after suffering a heart attack.
   In 1988 An earthquake centered in eastern Canada and measuring 5.7 on the
           Richter scale is felt across Canada and the northeastern U.S.
   In 1990 Poland holds its first popular presidential election. Solidarity
           founder Lech Walesa won in a runoff the following month.
   In 1991 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev suffers a setback in his bid to
           hold the Soviet Union together when leaders of seven republics
           refused to endorse a treaty creating a new political union.
   In 1995 Thousands of Serbs in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo protest the
           Bosnian peace plan, vowing to fight to the death.
   In 1996 Testifying for a second day at a civil trial, O.J. Simpson again
           denied killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but couldn't
           explain how blood believed to be the victims' got into his Bronco,
           or how he suffered hand cuts.
   In 1998 IMF approves a $5.5 billion bailout for Pakistan.
   In 2000 Hundreds of military veterans and retirees, angered by the rejection
           of overseas absentee ballots in Florida, hold a demonstration in
           Pensacola.
   In 2001 CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann is killed during a prison uprising
           in Mazar-e-Sharif, becoming America's first combat casualty of the
           war in Afghanistan.
   In 2001 Scientists in Worcester, MA, claim to have created the first early
           human embryo clones, none of which survived.
   In 2002 President Bush signs legislation creating the Department of
           Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head.
   In 2003 The Senate gives final congressional approval to historic Medicare
           legislation combining a new prescription drug benefit with measures

           to control costs before the baby boom generation reaches retirement.

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