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National S’Mores Day

WOO HOO!!!! Strap your bib on, it’s National S’More Day. What’s a s’more? If you need to ask you must be living under a rock. S’mores are those ooey-gooey campfire treats we all grew up with as kids. The Girl Scouts mentioned the sweet treat in their 1927 handbook. Place a marshmallow on a stick, ...

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Paying Respect to a Master of Music

World-famous composer Marvin Hamlisch passed away yesterday after a brief illness. He was 68 years old. One cannot hear his name and not think of the wonderful music he created. His work included the Oscar-winning score and song for “The Way We Were,” as well as “Sophie’s Choice,” “Ordinary People,” “Ice Castles” and, most recently, ...

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Rolling Stones Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On July 12th legendary rock band the Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary. It’s hard to believe they’ve been around that long. They attended a photo exhibition featuring the band’s career throughout the years at London’s Somerset House. Current band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts were in attendance along with ...

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George Foreman’s Grill Shows Him the Money

George Foreman was born on January 10th, 1949. He is best known for his successful boxing career. In 1994, he regained the title Heavyweight Champion of the World, at the age of 45. He claims a healthy lifestyle, combined with a nutritious meal plan was the key to helping him get back into shape for ...

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Dr Rock Star

Rock and roll stars sometimes get a bad rap about being party animals and not being the smartest tool in the shed. Meet Brian May, guitarist for the rock band Queen. Many people don’t know that he is also a rocket scientist! Well, not really, but he did obtain his PhD in Astrophysics which is ...

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An Ancient Flower Lives

Silene stenophylla, or narrow leaf campion, is the oldest plant to be regenerated successfully. A team of Russian scientists regenerated the plant from samples preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The fruit and seeds were found in ancient squirrel burrows, approximately 125 feet below the current surface level. The frozen plant samples, consisting of the fruit ...

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Never Too Old for Rock and Roll

Christopher Lee is a classic English actor, most famous for his recurring role as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror films. He also played the infamous sorcerer Saruman in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. Many fans will be surprised to hear he is also a successful recording artist. In 2010 he released his ...

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Today in America TV Remembers TV Icons

Two Great American Television Stars Sherman Hemsley was born on February 1st, 1938. He was an American television icon appearing in shows such as All in the Family, Amen and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He is best known for his portrayal of George Jefferson on the hit TV show The Jeffersons, a roll which ...

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Sally Ride First American Woman in Space

Sally Kristen Ride, Ph.D. – 1951 – 2012 Today in America TV would like to express their sadness upon learning about the death of astronaut Sally Ride. She passed away yesterday, at 61 years old, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 32 when she became the first America woman and the youngest ...

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Man on the Moon Before First Home Run

Meet Major League Baseball pitcher Gaylord Jackson Perry. He was born in Williamston, North Carolina on September 15th, 1938. He played for 8 different teams during his 22 seasons as a baseball player. In 1963, while playing for the San Francisco Giants, Perry’s manager joked that the chances of Gaylord ever hitting a home run ...

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