Archive for February 14th, 2017

FORTUNE WRITER RUNS OUT OF IDEAS

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(FoxNews) – Writer’s block is no fun for any author. But one writer has such a
severe mental blockage that he’s decided to step down from his job after three
decades in the business. 

For 30 years, Donald Lau has been the “Chief Fortune Writer” at Wonton
Foods, a manufacturer that touts itself to be one of the world’s largest
producers of fortune cookies. But now,Lau is leaving his position following
a long bout of writer’s block.

Lau recently stated, "I used to write 100 a year, but I’ve only written two
or three a month over the past year.”

Lau has been with the New York City-based company– which operates out
of Brooklyn and Queens boroughs, since the 1980s but a new push to
produce inspiring sayings that promote wellness and serenity has Lau
coming up blank.

Instead, James Wong, a nephew of the company’s founder, will now handle
the writing position. He’s already being trained by Lau.

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Donald Lau, VP of Wonton Foods.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Aretha Franklin’s cover of Respect was a landmark for the feminist
movement, and is often considered as one of the best songs of the
R&B era, earning her two Grammy Awards in 1968 for "Best Rhythm
& Blues Recording" and "Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance,
Female", and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1987.

In 2002, the Library of Congress honored Franklin’s version by adding
it to the National Recording Registry. It was placed number five on
Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It
was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording
Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Aretha Louise Franklin will be 75 in March.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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ROSS SIMPSON

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,
is an annual holiday celebrated on this day. It originated as a Western Christian
liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions
around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

                         

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OREGON STATEHOOD ON THIS DAY IN 1859

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                        Oregon became the 33rd member of the Union.

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