June 14

Published On June 14, 2018 | By Dave Palmer | On The Show Today

LIFESTYLE

If you awoke to find your patio furniture rearranged, what would you think? A Florida couple did and decided to check their security camera footage to see what happened. Mary Charbonneau of Bradenton said they found a large alligator was responsible for the mess. The footage shows the animal with a bistro chair stuck to its head walking up to the front door and thrashing around until the chair came loose

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If you own a car and park it in Surrey, British Columbia, you may want to consider moving it elsewhere. Car owners there have reported their vehicles have been attacked by feral peacocks. For years the residents of Sullivan Heights neighborhood have complained about the noise the birds make and the damage they cause during mating season, but now the animals have crossed a line. They’re using their sharp beaks and talons to lash out at their reflections (that they see on shiny cars) that they believe to be rival peacocks. The City of Surrey says it can only do so much in relation to the birds.

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A raccoon that was caught climbing a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, has reportedly been rescued after two days of eluding authorities. CBS News says the animal was seen resting on the 23rd floor, but has been alternately climbing and descending the 25-story building. The raccoon became a viral sensation under the #mprraccoon hashtag. Since the building’s windows don’t open, traps for the critter were set on the roof, which ultimately led to its capture. One commenter on social media noted, “This raccoon is doing a better job at uniting America than either political party.”

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his portrayal of fictional crime-fighter Sherlock Holmes and comic book superhero Doctor Strange in the Marvel movies, is being hailed a hero for chasing away four assailants as they mugged a cyclist in London. Cumberbatch jumped out of his taxi and ran to the aid of the man as he was being robbed. Although the victim sustained some facial injuries, he did not require hospital treatment. No arrests have been made.

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TODAY IS……………….

  • “Bourbon Day”, most recipes use about 70% corn, which gives it its nickname of ‘corn whiskey’. Although the origin of the name ‘bourbon’ is unclear, contenders include Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

 

  • “World Blood Donor Day”, dedicated to thanking and celebrating voluntary blood donors around-the-globe. It occurs on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, who created the ABO blood group system, which is still used today.

 

1994 [24] The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4 games to 3. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.

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COUNTRY MUSIC NOTE

 

JUNE 13th, 1983          John Anderson earned his first gold record, for “Swingin'”

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TODAY’S GOOD NEWS

A couple years ago, a guy from Huntsville, Alabama named Rodney Smith saw a guy struggling to mow his lawn.  So he got out of his car to help him.  And that moment inspired Rodney to do something pretty cool.

 

In 2016, he started a nonprofit called “Raising Men Lawn Care” that goes to homes of single moms, veterans, and older people, and mows their lawns for free.  And it’s all about getting KIDS to volunteer.

 

He’s taking his mission on the road this summer by personally mowing at least one person’s lawn in all 50 states.

 

If he sounds familiar, it’s because he did it last year too, hitting all 50 states in 39 days.  He even flew to Hawaii and Alaska, and coordinated the whole thing on social media.

 

He’s already about halfway through his trip this year.  He started in Wisconsin, and was in Tennessee yesterday.

 

To get more kids involved, he also started something called the “50 Yard Challenge,” where kids commit to mowing 50 yards in their own community for free this summer.

 

At least 137 kids have already signed up, and he’s getting more and more every day.  If you want to help out or donate, just go to his website, WeAreRaisingMen.com

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BIRTHDAYS

[57] Boy George, pop

 

[29] Lucy Hale, TV actress (‘Aria Montgomery’ on “Pretty Little Liars” 2010-17)

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Thousands of Women in Ireland Smash Record for World’s Largest Skinny Dip

More than 2,000 women bared all at an Irish beach on Saturday, setting a new world record for the largest skinny dip and raising thousands of dollars for a children’s cancer charity.

 

The 2,505 naked women spent at least five minutes in the chilly waters of secluded Magheramore beach, County Wicklow, roughly 60 kilometers south of Dublin, to set the new Guinness World Record. They hailed from across Ireland and 22 other countries around world, helping to raise more than 290,000 euros (about $342,000) for the charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.

 

Saturday’s skinny dip smashed the three-year-old record of 786 people taking the plunge in Perth, Western Australia, at an event to promote positive body images.

 

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RANDOM REPORT

  1. Jeff Bezos’biological father was a unicycle rider with the Ringling Brothers circus.

 

  1. Hello Kitty was created in Japan . . . but she’s British.  Because when Hello Kitty was created in the 1960s, British culture was trendy in Japan.

 

  1. The yellow “Support Our Troops” ribbon is trademarked . . . by the Canadian government.  It can only be used legally with their permission.

 

  1. The first time the “New York Times”mentioned Adolf Hitler was on November 21st, 1922.  The article said, quote, “Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so violent or genuine as it sounded.”

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY JUNE 14TH

 

BIRTHDAYS

[57] Boy George, pop

[29] Lucy Hale, TV actress (‘Aria Montgomery’ on “Pretty Little Liars” 2010-17)

 

  1.  MILLIE BOBBY BROWNquit Twitter after being targeted by trolls posting homophobic memes.  It’s unclear why they went after Millie, but it involved the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown.  Some people claim it’s a joke though.

 

  1. A former Dallas Cowboyscheerleader is suing the team for back pay.  And she also says she was paid less than the team Mascot, Rowdy, for a comparable amount of work.  She says she made $8 an hour and $16,500 a year, while Rowdy made $25 an hour and $65,000 a year.

 

  1. 22% of people won’t buy Father’s Day gifts for their dad until Father’s Day, according to a new survey.  And he’ll probably be disappointed . . . because 93% of dads say they care about a Father’s Day gift more than they let on.

 

  1. I PRAY that I could act as cool under life-or-death pressure as a woman did in Los Angeles on Saturday.  A family stopped at a taco truck for dinner.  And a 38-year-old guy named Juan Rodriguez walked up to them, told them he was an undercover cop, and flashed a gun.

The mom’s instincts kicked in immediately and she KNEW he wasn’t a cop.  And she also knew she had to protect her four children, her husband, and herself.

So . . . she handed him a taco.

He took it, and then she told him she’d go grab him a few napkins.  She went up to the people working in the truck, and calmly told them not to look but the man was threatening her family with a gun, and asked them to call 911.  They did.

The cops came and arrested Juan for child endangerment and impersonating a police officer.  He also had several outstanding warrants.

 

 

 

DIERKS BENTLEY ANNOUNCES ‘HOT COUNTRY NIGHTS’ PERFORMERS

Dierks Bentley and Live Nation’s collaborative inaugural Seven Peaks Festival will feature performances by Clint Black, Sawyer Brown, Terri Clark, and David Lee Murphy.

These acts will be featured as part of Hot Country Nights on the first of the three-day festival, which is Friday, August 31st.

Dierks says that he is drawing inspiration for the Seven Peaks Festival from one he’s played several times in Maryland

  

 

Country Quiz: Who Said? “I Signed Up For This, My Children Did Not, So I Keep My Children Out Of It.”

“I’m going to clear this up right now.  I signed up for this, my children did not, so in that respect, I keep my children out of it.  They’re children and they deserve the chance to be children.”

 

  1. Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum
  2. Eric Church
  3. Chris Stapleton
  4. Keith Urban
  5. Thomas Rhett

 

ANSWER:  C.  CHRIS STAPLETON, in an interview with BILLBOARD during CMA Fest.

 

He adds, quote, “I’m very protective of that.  My wife comes out and she’s an adult and she chooses to be in the public eye . . . my children do not.  Access to that is kind of off limits.”

 

Speaking of Chris’s wife,  Morgane.  As you know, she’s almost always by his side on stage singing backup . . . but he’s going it alone these days because she’s taking some well-deserved maternity leave after giving birth to their twin boys back in April.

 

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