Archive for February 16th, 2017

BOARD GAME TO UNDERGO CHANGES

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(AP) – Monopoly purists may not be thrilled that the thimble, which has been
part of the popular board game since 1935, is being phased out.

Yes, you can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but
soon you may see hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck in the new
version of the game.

Voters rejected the thimble as Hasbro tries to update the board game’s
pieces for the next generation of players.

Back in 2013, Hasbro Inc. dropped another game piece, the iron, from
Monopoly.

Hasbro Inc. is holding a worldwide contest to let people choose the eight
tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition
game, based on the real streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Winners will be announced March 19, and will be included in games hitting
shelves this August.

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SECOND APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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After the history-making appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9,
1964, fans didn’t have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles. On
Feb. 16, only one week after its debut, the group performed again on the
popular Sunday evening variety show. It was shot at the Deauville hotel in
Miami in front of an audience of 2,600.  

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The Beatles during rehearsal prior to filming the Sullivan show.

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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The first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, AL
when a test call was placed by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite,
from  the Haleyville, Alabama, City Hall, to U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill, at the city’s
police station located in the same building.

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