Archive for November 7th, 2016

ZOO CELEBRATES 128 YEARS TODAY

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The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo is located in the 
city of Portland. It opened in 1888 after a private animal collector
named Richard Knight donated his animals. It is the oldest North
American zoo west of the Mississippi.

By 1894, there were over 300 animals in the zoo’s collection. In
1925, the zoo moved to the site of the present Portland Japanese
Garden, still within Washington Park. Its current site opened on
July 3, 1959.

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Rosy the Asian elephant was acquired by the zoo in 1953.



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FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The comedy film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World was produced and directed
by Stanley Kramer and stars Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast that includes
Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil
Silvers and Jonathan Winters.

The film marked the first time that Kramer had directed a comedy, though he
had produced the comedy So This Is New York in 1948.

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The Three Stooges make cameo appearance.

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FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS DIED

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Janet Wood Reno
(July 21, 1938 – November 7, 2016)

MIAMI (AP) –  Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general
and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration,
has died. She was 78.

According to her goddaughter, Reno died early Monday from complications
of Parkinson’s disease. She spent her final days at home in Miami surrounded
by family and friends.

Janet Reno was unmarried and had no children. She was diagnosed with
Parkinson’s in 1995.

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Florida’s first woman State Attorney Janet Reno.

Appointed by Gov. Reubin Askew on Jan. 4, 1978, Janet Reno
served for 15 years as Dade County State Attorney before
becoming the nation’s first woman Attorney General."

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Billy Graham in the 1930’s.

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William Franklin
"Billy" Graham, Jr. is 98 today. 

Billy Graham has appeared on Gallup’s list of most admired men and women
55 times since 1955 and is regarded as "America’s pastor."

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