Archive for July 22nd, 2014

MEMORIAL TREE KILLED!

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Tree planting in Los Angles, 2004 (George Harrison inset)

A tree planted in the memory of legendary guitarist George Harrison
has been killed – by a BEETLES infestation. Officials have not yet set
a date for when the tree will be replaced. A councilman told the Times
that
it will be replaced soon. 

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REFUSE PICKUP~REMEMBER BACK WHEN?

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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‘HIGH’ BALL CAUGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

In this rare news photograph, Babe Ruth  has just caught a baseball dropped
from an airplane at Mitchel Field (an early New York airport) in Garden City,
Long Island. The New York Times reports Ruth donned an army uniform to
drum up publicity for the Citizens Military Training Camps.

According to the Times account, Six times, baseballs were dropped from the
airplane and Ruth was sweating up a storm, running all over the field trying to
catch one. On the seventh attempt, Ruth caught a baseball from 300 feet up.

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AWARD WINNING ACTRESS IS 80 TODAY

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Louise Fletcher as nurse as Nurse Ratched

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Estelle Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). Her other notable films include
Cruel Intentions (1999), Flowers in the Attic (1987), and 2 Days in the Valley
(1996). Prior to fame, she worked as a secretary by day and took acting
lessons by night.

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