Archive for September 11th, 2011

ARIANA RICHARDS IS 32 TODAY

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Ariana Clarice Richards is an actress and professional painter. She is best known
for her portrayals as Lex Murphy in the highly successful Steven Spielberg Sci-fi
film Jurassic Park (1993), and as Carol Wetherby in the 1989 family film Prancer
with Sam Elliott. Richards was born in Healdsburg, California. Her sister, Bethany,
is also and actress. Ariana graduated from Skidmore College in New York State,
earning a degree in Fine Art and Drama. She continued her education with
instruction at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and also attended
Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

 
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Publicity still of Ariana Richards, Sam Neill, and Joseph Mazzello in Jurassic
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TERRORIST ATTACKS ~ TEN YEARS AGO TODAY

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Damage to the Pentagon from the crash of American Airlines Flight 77

   
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NATIONAL HOLIDAY TODAY

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Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia is recognized as the founder of
National Grandparents Day. Her goal in 1973 was to educate the youth in
her community about the important contributions seniors have made
throughout history. She also urged the youth to "adopt" a grandparent,
not just for one day a year, but rather for a lifetime. McQuade organized
supporters and began contacting governors, senators, and congressmen
in all fifty states and urged each state to proclaim their own Grandparents
Day. Within three years, she received proclamations from forty- three states
and sent copies to Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV).       
 
In February, 1977, Senator Randolph, with the concurrence of many other
senators, introduced a Joint Resolution to the Senate requesting then-
President Jimmy Carter to "issue annually a proclamation designating the
first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as ‘National
Grandparents Day’. Congress passed the legislation and President Carter
signed the proclamation on August 3, 1978.
 

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Marian McQuade (left) with Senator Jennings Randolph

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KRISTY MCNICHOL IS 49 TODAY

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Christina Ann "Kristy" McNichol  was best known for her roles as Leticia
“Buddy” Lawrence on the ABC television drama series Family and as
Barbara Weston on the NBC-TV sitcom Empty Nest. She is also the
sister of former child actor Jimmy McNichol. Kristy retired from acting 
when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1992.

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