- “Good Neighbor Day”, celebrated annually on September 28th since 2003 to recognize and appreciate the good ones that live next door.
ON THIS DATE…………
2001  Ben Stiller’s fashion model comedy “Zoolander” opens in movie theaters (“Zoolander 2″ is coming in February 2016)
2004  The price of oil exceeds $50-a-barrel for the 1st time ever
2006  For the 3rd consecutive season, the American League’s Kansas City Royals lose 100 or more baseball games (today they’re in 1st place in the AL Central … by far)
1991  Garth Brooks’ “Ropin’ the Wind” becomes the first country music album to debut at #1 on “Billboard” magazine’s pop album chart
Actress – Naomi Watts (47)
Actress – Mira Sorvino (48)
Actor – Jeffrey Jones (the principal from Ferris Buehler’s Day Off) (69)
Construction workers send ‘get well’ note to girl with cancer at Missouri hospital
In the midst of cancer treatment, a young girl in Missouri got a big surprise when iron workers wrote her a “get well” message on a construction beam.
Ginger Keith, whose 2-year-old daughter Vivian is being treated for leukemia at St. Louis Children’s Hospital said the spray-painted well wishes appeared one day in late July.
“We’ve always watched the construction, from day one since we’ve been there,” she said. “Vivian likes to hang out in the window and play with her figurines. She likes to wave and we watch the crane. And sometimes we get a wave back.”
During a recent trip to the hospital, where Vivian is undergoing chemotherapy, Keith, said she noticed two of the workers trying to get her and her daughter’s attention. “They were waving like crazy at us and pointing at the beam and it had ‘get well soon’ written on it,” she said.
Greg Combs of the construction crew said that he and co-worker Travis Barnes just wanted to cheer the young girl up. “We’re the two guys up on the building that the crane brings beams to, so we’re pretty close to her window,” he said. “She was waving at us and we were waving back and forth, and this went on for a day or two. One day, I just radioed down to one of the guys on the ground and said, ‘Hey, write ‘get well soon’ on this next beam.'”
Combs and Barnes recently met with the Keith family. “It was awesome,” Combs said. “Just to see how something so little made her and her mom and dad so happy. That’s when it hits you.”
Guy Robbed a Bank . . . Then Posted Photos of the Stolen Cash in His Mouth
A couple in Ohio robbed a bank in Ashville, Ohio a month ago . . . 28-year-old John Mogan, and 24-year-old Ashley Duboe. Ashville’s about 20 miles south of Columbus.
Ashley drove the getaway car while John walked in, handed the teller a note demanding money, then strolled out with the cash.
He was wearing a black hoodie, but in the surveillance video you can clearly see his face. He’s also a convicted felon, and was just released from prison in July after serving five years for robbing ANOTHER bank nearby. But it gets even dumber.
Four days after the robbery, they posted a Facebook photo where they’re hugging and holding lots of cash. Three days after that, they posted a selfie where John has a big stack of cash in his MOUTH, and the caption, “That’s called a McStack.” That’s just nasty.
And there’s another where he’s pretending the stack of cash is a phone. One relative even complained that he, quote, “didn’t hook a brother up.” So the cops put it all together.
What’s funny is that before the robbery, Ashley took ‘precautionary’ measures and covered John’s face tattoos with makeup . . . pretty smart idea. Now they’ve both been charged with multiple felonies, and are in jail on a $250,000 bond.
THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMMMM:
• 63% of women say they would cancel a date if they were having a bad hair day.
- 56% of us have not taken a vacation for at least a year.
- 55% of women have used their curling iron as a microphone while singing in the bathroom.
- 34% of women say they find ‘love handles’ sexy on a man.
- 7% of women won’t allow their man to wear a hoodie.
- During World War Two, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles both had so many players go off to war, they merged for the 1943 season as the Steagles. They won five games and didn’t make the playoffs.
- Barry Manilowdidn’t write his song “I Write the Songs”. It was written by Bruce Johnston from the Beach Boys.
- Ben and Jerry originally wanted to get into the bagel business, but picked ice cream because it was cheaper.
- Judge Judy was a real judge in New York criminal and family court from 1982 to 1996 . . . and she had the same personality and style she does on TV. She got her show after “60 Minutes” did a feature on her in 1993.
Women Are More Likely to Get Sick If All of Their Co-Workers Are Men
Being the token woman at a company that mostly employs guys can be tough. And according to a new study by the University of Indiana, it can actually affect your HEALTH.
Researchers examined 440 women who worked at companies where more than 85% of the employees were men.
And it turned out they had much higher levels of cortisol than women who worked at companies with an equal number of male and female employees.
Cortisol is a hormone your body produces that helps you deal with stress, and having too much of it has been shown to affect your immune system.
In other words, women who mostly work with men have to deal with things like sexual harassment and discrimination more often. Plus, they don’t have other women around to offer support.
And all that added stress makes them more likely to get sick, and have long-term health issues.
• “American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry” – Country stars The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker hit the iconic Opry stage in Nashville TN recently to shoot their performances for this film about the legendary country music Mecca. The concert film hits movie theaters this December.
- “Bad Boys 3″ – Will Smith has long hoped to reunite with Martin Lawrence to reprise their roles as Miami FL police detectives, but insisted they’d only do it if they had a good storyline. A recently reworked script has led Sony Pictures to move into the next stage of development and schedule a 2017 release. The original 1995 action comedy already spawned a sequel in 2003.
WELCOME TO THE AFTERLIFE:
Last night’s rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon (aka ‘Blood Moon’) prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful not to get caught up in speculation about a major calamity, particularly the ‘end of the world’.
The approach of the phenomenon set off a spike in sales for emergency-preparedness retailers.
The eclipse (if you could see it through the clouds) gave the Moon a red tint and made it look larger than usual.
It won’t happen again for 18 years.– Adapted from AP
Has NASA found life on Mars? US space agency calls urgent ‘MAJOR’ press conference TODAY
The space agency will gather a host of experts to its headquarters in Washington for a briefing where it promises to announce it has solved a huge mystery surrounding the Red Planet.
The press conference is set for 11:30am, and one theory is they will announce microbial life on the planet but a more likely scenario is evidence of flowing water.
Water is one of the key requirements for life and such a discovery would significantly boost chances of alien beings on Mars.
Until this year it was thought Mars was too cold to host water and it just had ice but in April it was discovered the soil was damp with liquid brine, which lowers the freezing point.
That discovery came from NASA’s four-wheel drive Curiosity Rover and last month the Curiosity found rocks under the surface containing up to 4 times as much water as previously thought.
There has also been satellite images of what looked like an old riverbed, with round pebbles indicating flowing water was once there.
– CNBC claims Instagram now has more active users than Twitter (400 million vs 316 million)
– 9 million viewers watched the premiere of the new Muppets series on Tuesday while 4 million watched ”Scream Queens”
★ Last night many stars of the long-running “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” drama returned for a 2-hour movie that served as the CBS-TV series finalé. Among those who went behind the yellow tape one last time: William Petersen (‘Gil Grissom’); Marg Helgenberger (‘Catherine Willows’); Ted Danson (‘DB Russell’); Jorja Fox (‘Sara Sidle’), and Paul Guilfoyle (‘Detective Jim Brass’). There were 2 notable absences: Elisabeth Shue (‘Julie Finlay’) and George Eads (‘Nick Stokes’), who opted not to participate.
★ Popular 1980s TV show “The A-Team” is heading back to the small-screen. 20th Century Fox Television is planning to revamp the series which featured George Peppard and Mr T as leaders of a team of mercenaries. “Fast & Furious” writer/producer Chris Morgan has been tasked with giving the show a contemporary feel. Inside sources claim the new team will feature at least one female. The original series aired 1983-87; a 2010 movie adaptation starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. – WENN.com
- “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central) – The late night talk show returns with new host Trevor Noah. Comedian Kevin Hart guests.
- “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – For “TV Night”, the competitors dance to songs that celebrate iconic TV shows; a couple is eliminated.
- “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Hopefuls perform for the judges as blind auditions continue.
A video of a little girl went viral over the weekend, because she catches a five-pound bass with her pink, Barbie fishing pole. She looks like she’s about six, and her dad is with her, but SHE hooks it and reels it in. She’s so excited she couldn’t stop laughing, and apparently she’d never caught anything before.
George Strait Explains Why He’s “Not” a Road Warrior
GEORGE STRAIT has been touring for some 30 years, which is impressive to everyone but him.
He recently said, quote, “There’s a lot of people that are road warriors. I mean, they just tour hard all the time. I did that for 30 years. I know WILLIE NELSON’s done it. He puts me to shame. He’s still doing it today . . . and more power to him.”