Archive for June 9th, 2016

PAINT SCHEME WILL HONOR THE KING!

(Fox Sports)-Richard Petty Motorsports and STP have revealed Aric Almirola’s throwback paint scheme for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4.

Almirola’s scheme will honor The King’s 1979 STP car he raced to his sixth of
seven Daytona 500 victories, as well as a seventh and final NASCAR Premier
Series championship.


From Left: Richard Petty and Aric Almirola. Petty will be 79 on July 2.

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IT’S FLEET WEEK IN PORTLAND, OREGON

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                                                                                    (From Vintage Portland)
This 1935 aerial photo shows Navy ships arriving at the Portland
waterfront for the Rose Festival.

The City of Portland has been a favorite port of call for visiting Navy ships
since the beginning of the Rose Festival in 1907.

A total of ten ships from the U.S. Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the
U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled to arrive in Portland this week. The fleet
should begin departing on Monday morning, June 13.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)

Iconic Jazz and blues guitarist Les Paul pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, 
influencing what would become rock ‘n’ roll music. On November 23, 2011, Paul
was ranked at #18 on Rolling Stones "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".That
same year, Paul was added to the Nashville Walk of Fame.

In January 1948, Les Paul shattered his right arm and elbow in a near-fatal
auto accident. Doctors at Oklahoma City’s Wesley Presbyterian Hospital told
Paul they could not rebuild his elbow. Their other option was amputation. He 
was flown to Los Angeles, where his arm was set at an angle—just under 90
degrees—that allowed him to cradle and pick the guitar. It took him nearly a
year and a half to recover.

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DUCK’S DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1934

Donald Duck’s first appearance was in The Wise Little Hen, a Walt Disney
Silly Symphonies cartoon. The origin of Donald Duck’s name is said to
have been inspired by Australian cricket legend Donald Bradman.

 

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