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FOOD NEWS

Samuel Adams is launching a new, limited-edition beer, and it's so strong, that it's illegal in 15 states. We're talking 28% alcohol! Samuel Adams only brews around 13,000 bottles of Utopias every two years, and it's not cheap -- the suggested retail price is $240 for one 25.4-ounce bottle. Keller's Creamery has created something that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving Dinner Table: a butter sculpture of a turkey. Available at Kroger and Wal-Mart, among others. Bailey's will, once again, be offering their Apple Pie flavor for your fall coffee drinks. If you're itching for a Pumpkin Spice fix, you have options: Target has Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee and Cold Brew concentrate. Starbucks is also offering a Pumpkin Spice Creamer Krusteaz and Pillsbury both offer a Pumpkin Bread quick mix for those who want to take the work out of making pumpkin bread. Pillsbury also has a Perfectly Pumpkin cake mix Bel Vita makes a Pumpkin Spice breakfast bisc

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The U.S. death toll from COVID is on the verge of passing deaths during the Spanish Flu outbreak 100 years. And we have a vaccine. Beto O'Rourke is looking at a political comeback in Texas and is talking about running for governor. Pfizer says their vaccine works for kids 5-12 years old and will soon ask to have its use authorized. Kate Winslet says talks are underway to make season 2 of "Mare of Easttown" happen. And there it goes! Sears will close its last store, located in Illinois, on November 14. Former child star Jimmy Garrett, who is remembered for playing Lucille Ball's son Jerry Carmichael on CBS sitcom "The Lucy Show" was found dead Friday at his California home. He was 66. We're not making this up. Three people were injured by gunfire when a fight broke out Saturday in Pennsylvania... at a baby shower. There was apparently some problem with the presents. Princess Beatrice gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, with husband Edoardo Mapelli

THIS WEEK IS

National Dog Week   -- September 20-26. A celebration observed the last full week of September to bring attention to man's best friend and to educate all dog owners. Part of man's education is to know the top dog breeds to help men attract women: Mini pincher Chicks love mini versions of big dogs. They are little so they don't cost a lot to feed, and they look really tough especially with a studded collar. Beagle Charlie Brown was the sensitive underdog. You too can be the sensitive guy with a Beagle. Dalmatian Any dog who hangs out with firemen is a sure bet with the ladies. This dog is a born hero. English Pointer Cute enough for a lady to swoon over; tough enough so you won't look like a wimp. Dachshund This little guy is a wonder with the ladies. They are cute and are begging to be cared for. Greyhound Sleek and aerodynamic plus many Greyhounds need rescuing so you'll score some serious points with the ladies. So, cook some linguini and introduce her to Vincenzo

Music Calendar...

In 1946 "To Each His Own" by the Ink Spots is #1 on the charts. In 1957 Pat Boone appears on the cover of TV Guide. In 1959 "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1961 Bob Dylan records his first album for Columbia Records. In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by the Fireballs enters on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1966 While on a plane to his first European tour, Jimmy Hendrix changes the spelling of his first name to Jimi. In 1968 "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1968 "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1971 "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul & Linda McCartney and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers are both certified gold. In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on TV&

Today In History...

In 1784 First U.S. daily newspaper begins publication in Pennsylvania. In 1792 The French National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy. In 1893 A horseless carriage, believed to be the first gasoline-powered automobile built in the U.S., is taken for a short test drive in Springfield, MA, by Frank Duryea, who had designed the vehicle with his brother Charles. In 1897 The New York Sun runs its "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon. In 1930 Johann Ostermeyer patents his invention, the flashbulb. In 1931 Britain goes off the gold standard. In 1937 "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien is first published. In 1938 A hurricane hits New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut with wind gusts of 180 mph, killing 600. In 1948 Milton Berle makes his debut as permanent host of "The Texaco Star Theater" on NBC. In 1949 The People's Republic of China is proclaimed by its Communist leaders. In 1954

Born On This Day...

In 1645 Explorer, Louis Jolliet In 1756 Scottish inventor, John Loudon McAdam (asphalt) In 1788 Margaret Smith Taylor, wife of U.S. president Zachary Taylor In 1853 Physicist, Heike Onnes (liquid helium, superconductivity) In 1866 Author/historian, H.G. Wells (Time Machine, War of the Worlds) In 1867 U.S. secretary of war, Henry Lewis Stimson (World War II) In 1874 Composer, Gustav Holst (The Planets) In 1884 Football Hall-of-Famer, Hugh "Shorty" Ray (NFL officials) In 1893 Cartoonist, Frank Willard (Moon Mullins) In 1902 Publisher, Sir Allen Lane (founded Penguin Books) [d: 7-7-70] In 1907 Scientist, Sir Edward Crisp Bullard (geomagnetism) [d: 4-3-80] In 1907 Actor, Lloyd Gough (Mike Axel-Green Hornet) [d: 7-23-84] In 1912 Country singer/guitarist, Ted Daffan [d: 10-6-96] In 1912 Animator, Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck) [d: 2-22-02] In 1916 Businessman, Ewing "Mr. K" Kauffman (founded KC Royals) [d: 8-1-93] In 1918 Actor, Rand Brooks (Boone-Adventures of Rin

Music Calendar...

In 1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford records "Sixteen Tons." In 1964 The Beatles' U.S. tour ends in New York with a charity concert. In 1966 Beatle George Harrison travels to India for his first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In 1968 "1, 2, 3, Red Light" by 1910 Fruitgum Company is certified gold. In 1969 "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks. In 1970 Jim Morrison is convicted in a Miami court for indecent exposure stemming from a local performance by the Doors in March, 1969. In 1971 Peter Frampton leaves Humble Pie for a solo career. In 1972 Police find cannabis growing on Paul and Linda McCartney's farm. In 1972 "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis and "Everybody Plays The Fool" by the Main Ingredient are both certified gold. In 1973 Jim Croce, 30, and four others are killed in a plane crash (on the way to a show in Sherman, Texas) at Nachitoches, Louisiana. In 1

Today In History...

In 1519 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins what becomes the first successful circumnavigation of the world. In 1797 The U.S. "Constitution" (Old Ironsides) is launched in Boston. In 1859 A patent is granted for the electric range. In 1870 Italian troops take control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy. In 1873 Panic sweeps through the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures. In 1881 Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as the 21st U.S. president, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated. In 1884 The Equal Rights Party in San Francisco nominates Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood of Washington for president. In 1945 German rocket engineers begin work in America. In 1947 Former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia dies. In 1951 The first North Pole jet crossing. In 1958 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is seriously wounded at a New York City department store when a deranged black woman stabb

Born On This Day...

In 357 -BC- Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia In 86 Roman Emperor, Antoninus Pius In 1833 Italian journalist, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta In 1878 Novelist, Upton Sinclair (Jungle) In 1885 Jazz pianist, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton In 1890 Jazz singer/composer, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton In 1900 Drummer/trombonist, Wilbur De Paris (Duke Ellington) [d: 1-3-73] In 1902 Cowboy actor, Kermit Maynard [d: 1-16-71] In 1911 Bandleader/composer, Frank Devol (My Three Sons theme) [d: 10-27-99] In 1912 TV host/newscaster, Ron Cochran (CBS, ABC) [d: 7-25-94] In 1914 English actor, Kenneth More (Doctor in the House) [d: 7-12-82] In 1917 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Arnold "Red" Auerbach (Celtics) [d: 10-28-06] In 1917 Actor, Fernando Rey (The French Connection) [d: 3-9-94] In 1918 Actress, Peg Phillips (Ruth Anne-Northern Exposure) [d: 11-7-02] In 1922 Actress, Frances Heflin (Mona-All My Children) [d: 6-1-94] In 1924 Singer, Gogi Grant (Wayward Wind, Suddenly Ther

Music Calendar...

In 1958 "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1962 Peter Jones of The London Daily Mirror interviews the Beatles and concludes they are a "nothing group." In 1962 "Sherry" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. In 1964 The Beatles are ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public Auditorium by authorities for 15 minutes so that the screaming crowd could calm down. In 1967 The Doors perform in Cleveland for the first time at the Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights. In 1969 Ed Sullivan tries to create a new dance craze when he releases "The Sulli-Gulli," his first and only rock record. In 1969 Deep Purple, with new vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover, perform "Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall. In 1970 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew says the youth of America are being

Today In History...

In 1776 British forces occupy New York City during the American Revolution. In 1789 The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs is renamed the Department of State. In 1821 Independence is proclaimed for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. In 1887 The city of Philadelphia launches a 3-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. In 1917 Russia is proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, the head of the provisional government that came to power following the abdication of Czar Nicholas II. In 1935 The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship and make the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany. In 1940 During the Battle of Britain in World War II, the tide turns as the Luftwaffe sustains heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force. In 1947 The first 4-engine jet-propelled fighter plane is tested. In 1949 "The Lone Ranger," based on the radio show of the same name, makes its television debut on ABC with Clayton M

Born On This Day...

In 1736 Astronomer, Jean Sylvain Bailly (studied Jupiter's satellites) In 1789 American novelist, James Fenimore Cooper (Last Of The Mohicans) In 1830 Porfirio Diaz, president of Mexico (1877-80, 1884-1911) In 1852 Inventor, Jan Matzeliger (shoe-shaping machine) In 1857 William Howard Taft, 27th U.S. president (1909-1913) In 1876 Editor/newspaper publisher, Frank Ernest Gannett In 1886 French mathematician, Paul-Pierre Levy (theory of probability) In 1889 Writer/editor, Robert Charles Benchley (Harvard's Lampoon) In 1890 English author, Agatha Christie (Murder On The Orient Express) In 1903 Country singer, Roy Acuff (The Wabash Cannonball) [d: 11-23-92] In 1904 Actor, Tom Conway (Tom Lawrence-The Falcon) [d: 4-22-67] In 1904 Hollywood gossip columnist, Sheilah Graham [d: 11-17-88] In 1907 Game show host, Jack Bailey (Queen For A Day) [d: 2-1-80] In 1907 Actress, Fay Wray (Ann Darrow-King Kong) [d: 8-8-04] In 1908 Actress, Penny Singleton (Blondie, Jane Jetson voice) [d: 11-12-0

10 REASONS THE CA RECALL WAS THE MOST PERFECT AND FAIR ELECTION OF ALL TIME

Mail-in ballots are the most secure system of voting ever devised: That should be obvious after they worked flawlessly to elect Joe Biden. A rich white man is running the election: Everyone knows you can trust rich white men. Governor Newsom printed extra ballots, just in case you lose yours: They are available for free in thousands of ballot vending machines around the state! Cool! Newsom volunteered to personally count all the ballots himself, for maximum security: What a nice guy! Because CNN said so: And CNN has been named the most accurate source of news in the state of California for 20 years running! The progressive and open-minded people of California would NEVER conspire to prevent a black man from becoming governor: That's just silly. Gavin Newsom is an expert at keeping things safe and secure: Like the southern border. People like Harvey Weinstein are able to trust Gavin Newsom with their deepest, darkest secrets: So you can surely trust him with your election. With all

SKIPPING CHURCH?

( Reader's Digest ) Thom S. Rainer, the founder of Church Answers, an online community for church leaders, asked ministers and churchgoers alike to share the best excuses they've heard for skipping church: "I couldn't get the lid off the peanut butter." "The church is too close to drive and too far to walk." "Both of my girlfriends attend church there." "The pastor stays in the Bible too much." "The pastor is too attractive. When I see him preaching, I have impure thoughts and I am distracted." "My wife cooked bacon for breakfast, and our entire family smelled like bacon." "The worship leader pulls up his pants too often. It's distracting." "I always get hemorrhoids on Sundays." "Someone called me 'brother' instead of using my name."

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

In Florida, police had surrounded a home where a teenager with a gun was hiding out, when all of a sudden, a drunk woman-completely nude-came riding along in a golf cart. They arrested her, took her away and resumed negotiating with the teen, who eventually surrendered. Britney Spears' father has filed the court papers to remove himself as her legal guardian. Check it out -- Trace Adkins is going to star in a Country Music Drama on FOX, called "Monarch." Amazon plans to open two cashier-less stores next year. One in Washington, DC, the other in Sherman Oaks, California. You just walk in, fill your basket and walk out. Everything is automatically charged to your account. New research says that you should be moving around for about 3 minutes every half hour during the day to undo the bad effects of sitting so long. In Long Beach, California, a couple was shot to death in a grocery store parking lot when an argument broke out over a parking spot. Olivia Munn is pregnant. The

Music Calendar...

In 1939 "Over The Rainbow" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts. In 1955 Seeburg introduces the first 100-record jukebox. In 1956 Elvis Presley sings "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," and "Ready Teddy" in the first of three appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In 1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1962 The Beatles perform live at The Cavern Club with the Coasters and Billy J Kramer. In 1967 "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave, "To Sir With Love" by Lulu, and "How Can I Be Sure" by the Young Rascals all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1970 Elvis Presley's first concert tour in 9 years begins in Phoenix, AZ. In 1971 John Lennon's album "Imagine" is released. In 1972 "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash and "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts all enter the U.S. top 40 cha

Today In History...

In 1776 The Continental Congress authorizes the term "United States" replacing "United Colonies." In 1830 Charles Durant flies a balloon from New York City across the Hudson River to Perth Amboy, New Jersey. In 1839 John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph. In 1850 California becomes the 31st U.S. state. In 1850 The territories of New Mexico and Utah are created. In 1892 E.E. Barnard discovers Amalthea, the 5th Jupiter moon. In 1893 Frances Cleveland, wife of President Grover Cleveland, gives birth to a daughter in the White House. It was the first time a president's child was born in the executive mansion. In 1919 Most of Boston's 1,500-man police force goes on strike. In 1926 NBC is created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). In 1942 The first bombing on continental U.S. soil at Mount Emily during World War II. In 1943 Allied forces land at Salerno and Taranto during World War II. In 1948 The People's Democratic Republic of Korea is

Born On This Day...

In 1737 Physicist, Luigi Galvani (bioelectric forces in tissue) In 1754 Naval officer, Captain William Bligh (cast adrift from HMS Bounty) In 1789 Astronomer, William Cranch Bond (co-discovered Hyperion) In 1823 U.S. zoologist/scientist, Joseph Leidy In 1842 Scientist, Elliott Coues (classification of North American birds) In 1877 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Frank Chance (Cubs) In 1887 Politician, Alfred M. Landon (lost to Roosevelt, 1936) In 1890 Colonel Harland Sanders (founded Kentucky Fried Chicken) In 1893 Esther Cleveland, first child born in the White House In 1894 Film producer/lyricist, Arthur Freed (MGM) In 1898 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Frankie Frisch In 1899 Actor, Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon-TV's Batman) In 1899 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Waite Charles "Schoolboy" Hoyt (knuckleball) In 1905 Director/producer, Joseph E. Levine (The Graduate) [d: 7-21-87] In 1917 Cartoonist, Frank Robbins (Johnny Hazard) [d: 11-28-94] In 1919 Oddsmaker/commentator, Jimmy "th