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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 06:59:49 AM »

Morning FloDave.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 07:05:44 AM »

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2019. There are 363 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 2, 1900, U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced the "Open Door Policy" to facilitate trade with China.

On this date:
In 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1792, the first classes began at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
In 1929, the United States and Canada reached agreement on joint action to preserve Niagara Falls.
In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, New Jersey, on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty, and executed.)
In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II.
In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency.
In 1967, Republican Ronald Reagan took the oath of office as the new governor of California in a ceremony that took place in Sacramento shortly just after midnight.
In 1974, President Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour as a way of conserving gasoline in the face of an OPEC oil embargo. (The 55 mph limit was effectively phased out in 1987; federal speed limits were abolished in 1995.) "Singing cowboy" star Tex Ritter died in Nashville at age 68.
In 1983, the original Broadway production of the musical "Annie" closed after a run of 2,377 performances.
In 1986, former baseball owner Bill Veeck, remembered for his well-publicized stunts and promotional gimmicks, including an exploding scoreboard and a midget pinch-hitter, died in Chicago at age 71.
In 2000, Retired Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., known early in his career for modernizing the Navy and later for ordering the spraying of Agent Orange in Vietnam, died in Durham, N.C. at age 79.
In 2006, a methane gas explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 12 miners, but one miner, Randal McCloy, Jr., was eventually rescued. The roof of a skating rink collapsed in the German town of Bad Reichenhall, killing 15 people.
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 07:06:43 AM »

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush branded Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an "act of terror" and outlined his own condition for a cease-fire in Gaza. President-elect Barack Obama and his family arrived in Chicago after a holiday vacation in Hawaii. AirTran Airways apologized to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida. Actor John Travolta's 16-year-old son, Jett, died at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas. Peyton Manning won a record-tying third Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. No. 7 Utah finished a perfect season with a 31-17 upset of No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

Five years ago: Fifty-two passengers trapped for more than a week on an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic were rescued when a Chinese helicopter swooped in and plucked them from the ice a dozen at a time. In the Sugar Bowl, No. 11 Oklahoma took down third-ranked Alabama 45-31.

One year ago: Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said he would not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate; the announcement cleared the way for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to successfully run for the seat. Sen. Al Franken formally resigned from the Senate a month after the Minnesota Democrat announced his plan to leave Congress amid a series of sexual misconduct allegations. NBC News announced that Hoda Kotb would be the co-anchor of the first two hours of the "Today" show, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing due to sexual misconduct allegations.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 07:07:13 AM »

Thought for Today: “You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss theologian (1741-1801).
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2019, 07:10:01 AM »

Thought for Today: “You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss theologian (1741-1801).
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 07:22:22 AM »

good morning Dave, and Tony.
Hi Dean. Not sure I'm ready for your full story without my coffee.
there's always tomorrow.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2019, 07:22:40 AM »

Thought for Today: “You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss theologian (1741-1801).
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2019, 07:22:57 AM »

Morning UpAndAtemDave, 9IronDean and MoreCaffeineTony.
good morning Dave.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 07:23:28 AM »

Some birthdays for today:

1854 Alice Mary Robertson, American educator, social worker and 2nd woman in US Congress, born in Tullahassee Mission, Indian Territory (d. 1931)

1920 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

1932 Dabney Coleman, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill), born in Austin, Texas

1936 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

1947 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)

1947 Jack Hanna, American zoologist

1964 Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-weight world champion), born in Norfolk, Virginia

1968 Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)

1971 Taye Diggs, American actor

1983 Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns ), born in Los Angeles, California

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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2019, 07:24:30 AM »

Good morning also to the Daves of the OH and NJ persuasions.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2019, 07:24:59 AM »

Bean’s Longhorns showed up ready to play last night while the ill prepared GA Dawgs stunk up the dome!  Longhorns won 27-21 but the ass kick’n was worse than the score would indicate.
Good to see Texas back and playing well.  It's been a while.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2019, 08:14:55 AM »

Twisted Tale Of The Day

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say a man who was dumpster diving outside a strip club was accidentally shot while playing with a gun.

North Charleston police say it all started when the victim, along with three other people, were searching through a dumpster at the Generation X Cabaret on 7219 Cross County Road.

According to a report, the victim and another male subject then started playing around with a gun.
The gun then discharged striking the victim in the abdomen, police said.

Police initially responded to the McDonald’s in the 2500 block of Ashley Phosphate Road for a man who was dropped off there with a gunshot wound around 8:30 a.m., according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Officers found a man and woman walking next to a Fairfield Inn with the car that the victim was transported in.

Investigators say the people involved came up with a story of the victim being shot during a robbery and planned to drop him off at the McDonald’s.
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2019, 08:18:30 AM »

- Some lucky person is starting 2019 with a bang after winning the Mega Millions jackpot.
With $425 million up for grabs, Mega Millions held a rare New Year’s Day drawing Tuesday night.

One ticket holder from New York matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, according to the lottery website
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2019, 08:25:39 AM »

CF looks to be May 3-4, time to start planning (your excuses) now!
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Re: 1/2/2019
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2019, 08:38:45 AM »

CF looks to be May 3-4, time to start planning (your excuses) now!
My dog ate my CF ticket.
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