Archive for October 18th, 2012

TEXAS MAN BUYS BABE RUTH’S LAST CAR

Exchange Babe Ruth Car 

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Lonnie Shelton behind the wheel of his new collectible

In 1948 the Ford Motor Co. presented baseball great Babe Ruth with a new Lincoln Continental two-door hardtop coupe to show their appreciation for his tireless devotion 
to Little Leaguers and the sport of baseball. It is believed to be the last car Ruth ever 
drove before he died of cancer in August of that year. 

Lonnie Shelton, a big Ruth and baseball fan from Pampa, Texas, recently acquired 
the car for an undisclosed amount. The “Yankee” blue colored car had been parked
the past 35 years in a couple of museums in Minnesota and Texas. The new owner
said it has 81,000 original miles on it. 

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The “Bambino”… George Herman Ruth, Jr.

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PAM DAWBER IS NOW 61

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Pam Dawber
played Mindy McConnell in the ABC television
sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978-1982).    

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                                  Robin Williams and Pam Dawber

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MAGAZINE TO CEASE PRINT PUBLICATION

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Rare copy of the first issue of News-week magazine

Newsweek, the second-largest news weekly magazine behind Time, has
announced it will cease print publication with the December 31, 2012 issue
and transition to an all-digital format that will be called Newsweek Global. The
announcement was made today by Newsweek editor Tina Brown who also
edits the magazine’s sister online site, The Daily Beast. The two merged
in 2010. Newsweek was to have celebrated its 80th anniversary this
coming February.  

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 Tina Brown

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is 86 today and continues to perform
live.



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DAWN WELLS IS 74 TODAY

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Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) in Gilligan’s Island

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Actress Dawn Elberta Wells is best known for playing Mary Ann
Summers on the CBS television sitcom Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967)

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