- “September”. In Latin ‘septem’ means ‘seventh’. That’s because back in the day when the New Year started in March, September was in fact the 7th month.
ON THIS DATE………
1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland ..
58 years ago . . . In 1957, The FORD EDSEL was introduced, with 27 features not available on other cars . . . like a wrap-around windshield, 4 headlights, electric door locks and cruise control. Ford spent $270 million on three model years . . . then discontinued it because of poor sales.
1985  The wreck of the ‘Titanic’, sunk by an iceberg in 1912, is finally found by French & American researchers 370 miles south of Newfoundland
1995  Cleveland’s ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ is dedicated
1998, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 56th and 57th home runs, breaking the single-season National League record set by Hack Wilson in 1930.
2006  Luxembourg becomes the first country to complete the move to all-digital TV
Dr Phil (65)
 Lily Tomlin. Detroit MI, actress (Netflix series “Grace & Frankie”)/movie actress (“The Pink Panther 2″)/comedian
Couple says they found treasure, more clues in hidden safe while doing kitchen renos
What would you do if you discovered a mysterious safe under your kitchen floor, opened it and found stacks of $100 bills and clues to a treasure? Tell everyone about it on social media? Well, that’s what one young Arizona couple did.
And while some have accused the couple of making the whole thing up – they didn’t leave their last names, so there’s been no way to confirm their tale — others believe they might have stumbled onto clues that lead to an even bigger jackpot: the famous Fenn treasure.
Art dealer Forrest Fenn buried up to $3 million in gold and jewels somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, offering only cryptic clues. Treasure hunters have tried and failed to find it.
In a series of photo posts the Phoenix couple told the story of how they found the safe while renovating their kitchen. When they moved into the home, they said they found a safe code in a cabinet, but didn’t know what it was for. They tried it on the kitchen safe. It worked.
Inside, they found US$51,080 and a bottle of 1960 bourbon.
“We stared in disbelief. Time stood still,” the woman posted. “I started to reach in the safe and Eddie yelled, ‘Wait! It might be booby trapped!’ I’m still laughing at that one.”
There were a few other items in the safe, including a bingo card with three numbers circled, a book with passages underlined, a flash card with a picture of Arizona with an X over the town of Mesa, as well as a photo of a house and a tree with more writing on the back. The items, according to a note, were meant for someone named Alan, from Vincent. They all seem to be clues.
For instance, where the Arizona card bookmarked a page, an underlined passage in the book reads: “One way of looking at the world as a whole is by means of a map, that is to say, some sort of plan or outline that shows where various things are to be found.”
The woman wrote they’re still unsure what to do with all the money.
“If Alan is still out there, it was meant for him after all. But we’re keeping the bourbon!”
What is the Fenn treasure?
Writer, art dealer and retired fighter pilot Forrest Fenn, 84, reportedly spent years collecting gold coins, nuggets, jewels and other treasures that he claims to have buried somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, N.M., in 2010.
His only clue to treasure hunters is a puzzling poem he included in his memoirs, and a few hints over the years. The treasure is estimated to be worth as much as $3 million.
Some have suggested it could be just a prank, but treasure hunters are taking it seriously.
According to Fenn himself, the hunt has gotten out of control. He estimates 30,000 people have travelled to the southwest to seek it out.
- Miranda Lambert – She’s staging her 2-day MuttNation Foundation rescue dog charity event in Luckenbach TX, about 75 miles west of Austin. The 8th annual Cause For the Paws weekend is slotted September 18-19.
- Shania Twain – She tells “Las Vegas Sun” she wants to return to her residency at Caesars Palace once she wraps her “Rock This Country” tour later this year. She says her show could return to Vegas next Fall or perhaps in 2017.
- “The Girl In the Spider’s Web” – Today late author Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” trilogy (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, etc) gets this new addition written by David Lagercrantz that serves as a continuation of the story. The new book is being released in 35 countries. The “Millennium” series was published after Larsson died in 2004. It was later adapted into movies.
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Bessie” ( TV-MA ): Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation that focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into ‘The Empress Of the Blues’, who became one of the most successful recording artists in the 1920s and is an enduring icon today. Co-stars Michael Kenneth Williams, Bryan Greenberg.
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” ( R-Rated Sci-Fi Action Adventure ): Original “Mad Max” director from 1979, Australian George Miller, is at the helm. Original star Mel Gibson is too old to race across the post-apocalyptic wasteland, so Tom Hardy is now ‘Max’, a man of action and few words. Charlize Theron co-stars. Also available in the new “Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology”.
– AMC is planning a web special based on The Walking Dead. The story will revolve around a zombie outbreak on a plane. E! claims one character will survive and join ”Fear The Walking Dead” for season two
DRIVER LICENSE FEES AND STICKER PRICES GOING UP TODAY
Get ready to pay more for driver’s licenses, license renewals, replacements and commercial permits as of today.
The Government of Ontario says that increases are necessary to cover the rising costs of maintaining provincial roads, bridges and highways, enhance cost recovery for the delivery of driver, and vehicle licensing services.
The cost of new driver’s licenses, along with license renewals goes up from from $80 to $81.50.
Renewing a license plate validation sticker will jump from $98 per year to $108 per year. The two-year sticker price will climb from $196 to $216.
Commercial vehicle validation (3,000 kg and less), for both personal use and commercial use will also jump from $98 to $108.
Ironman Athlete Had a Heart Attack and Was Saved by a Dunkin’ Donuts Employee
52-year-old Don Pemberton of Mesa, Arizona is an Ironman athlete . . . which means he does triathlons that include a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon at the end.
Most of us couldn’t even do ONE of those.
He was out training earlier this month, and was about 30 miles into a 90-mile bike ride when he went into CARDIAC ARREST.
Yes, even though he’s in insanely good shape, it turns out one of his arteries was 85% blocked.
He managed to stumble toward the nearest building, where he fell and blacked out. And it happened to be a DUNKIN’ DONUTS. Even better, one of the employees happened to have CPR training.
Her name is Hannah Bentley, and she did chest compressions until paramedics showed up and took him to the hospital. Without Hannah, he would’ve died.
As far as we can tell, he hasn’t acknowledged the irony that his super-healthy body was saved by a donut shop.
But he HAS thanked Hannah for saving his life. He’s also raising money to send her on a cruise, at GoFundMe.com/CruiseForHannah.
Two Guys Try to Rob a Cell Phone Store . . . Right Next to a Police Station
It’s not exactly hard to find cell phone stores . . . they’re everywhere. So it’s MIND boggling that these guys picked THIS particular cell phone store to rob.
26-year-old Raiko Guerra Ramos and 27-year-old Maidel Aguirre Menendez broke into a T-Mobile store in Pinecrest, Florida after it closed on Tuesday night. And that store just so happened to be right next door to the POLICE STATION.
Not that the cops actually realized the guys were breaking in . . . they just got to the scene SUPER quick when someone called them to report they saw a person inside the store.
When the cops got there, Maidel sped off in the guys’ getaway car . . . but the cops pulled him over and arrested him. Raiko tried to hide in the ceiling, but a police dog sniffed him out.
They were both arrested and charged with burglary.
THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMMM:
• 70% of women say they’d rather clean bathrooms than try on bathing suits.
- 60% of us have fallen asleep while holding a phone.
- 50% of men have never seen their partner’s natural hair color.
- 39% of first daters try to ‘friend’ their date on Facebook before going out.
- 20% of parents say they are more than willing to bribe their kids to stop fighting.
- 2% of pet owners have dressed up their critter in a goofy outfit.
- Thousand Island dressing is called “American Sauce” in Germany.
- When you talk to yourself in your head, your larynx still makes tiny movements.
- A “lifetime warranty” doesn’t mean you have the warranty for YOUR lifetime . . . it refers to how long the company expects the product to last.
- Walgreens grew from 20 stores to 400 stores during Prohibition in the 1920s and early ’30s, because they were allowed to sell whiskey for “medical purposes.”
The first trailer for Will Smith’s new movie “Concussion” hit the web yesterday. It’s about the doctor who discovered the connection between football and degenerative brain disease. It also shows how hard the NFL tried to shut him up.