THE JOHN & HEIDI SHOW PRESENTS:
Did You Hear About This?
A NEWS HEADLINE: From Somewhere in This World.
Dateline ENGLAND- The World’s First “floating sky pool” is expected to open in London next month 115-feet above the ground. It’s a completely clear structure that connects two apartment buildings. (https://bit.ly/3xyoWDU)
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A man tested the patience of police officers and sheriff’s deputies in a bizarre standoff. It happened in north Austin, near the Domain, around 11:00 p.m. A man locked himself in a car after what police say may have been a domestic dispute. The Austin Police Department says officers surrounded the car as the man yelled at them. After driving a short distance, police say the man crashed into a ditch. He still refused to get out and started revving his engine — so much so that officers say the car caught on fire. He eventually got out of the car and started walking away. That’s when the Travis County Sheriff’s Office deployed its K9 officer. It’s clear from the video that the dog bit the man several times before officers detained him. He was treated for his injuries, described as non-life-threatening by Austin-Travis County EMS, and taken to jail. So far, police haven’t identified him. (https://bit.ly/3vjpJ9z)
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Two D.C. police cars were totaled after officers decided to drag race each other. “Yesterday two 6D scout cars were totaled because officers decided instead of fighting crime, patrolling their beats, or engaging the community – they decided to drag race each other on Anacostia Avenue at 5:00 p.m. in the evening,” reads the email from 6D Commander Durriyyah Habeebullah. Sources say the email was sent to command staff following the crash Thursday. “What does this say to all the members of MPD who are passionate about their job and work hard every day to make a difference. This is not fair to any of us,” the email goes on to say. DC Police would not provide the incident report Sunday because the department only provides traffic reports through FOIA. Sources tell FOX 5 the officers involved, who are new to the department, started racing each other and that they were traveling at least 60 mph. Habeebullah said she was holding command staff responsible to have discussions about speeding and driving recklessly with officers. (https://bit.ly/2QAtAAz)
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There's a decorated war hero dog. While in the trenches of World War I, the U.S. First Infantry Division found themselves unable to communicate with other troops because shellfire had damaged the telephone wires. A young private came up with a unique solution: Rags, a mixed breed terrier whom the soldiers had adopted in Paris, would carry the messages from one division to the next tucked into his collar. He saved many lives, and when Rags passed away—in Maryland, at the very advanced age of 20—he was buried with military honors.
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PAST WEEK – NEXT WEEK PRESENTS:
It Happen in History
- In 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolò Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory.
- In 1952, A ski-modified U.S. Air Force C-47 piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher of Oklahoma and Lieutenant Colonel William P. Benedict of California becomes the first aircraft to land on the North Pole. A moment later, Fletcher climbed out of the plane and walked to the exact geographic North Pole, probably the first person in history to do so.
Harry’s Quote of the Week
“Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Harry S. Truman
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“I’ve Got Something to Say…”
By Chris Whiting
That One Time I Killed My Grandma
Go Fish can get pretty intense. And an intense game of Go Fish taught me a valuable life lesson at five years old. Well, actually my Grandmother taught me the life lesson, Go Fish was the curriculum, and her kitchen table was the classroom. I was learning to play games with her at the kitchen table, sort of a rite of passage as a grandkid in our family, and I had lost. I began to cry and tell her it wasn’t fair and that I wanted to win. She calmly told me that if I was only going to be happy when I won, I was going to spend a lot of time unhappy, so I better learn to really enjoy playing the game. I’ll never forget that, and many other things I learned at Grandmother’s unassuming green kitchen table.
Even when family meals weren’t being served, odds were you could find Grandmother sitting at the table working on a crossword puzzle or writing a poem. I was fortunate to have all four of my grandparents alive and functioning until into my thirties. This gave me the opportunity to get to know them both as a child and as an adult. I was close to all of them, but probably the closest to Grandmother. We started playing games and baking cakes together at that kitchen table. Later, when I was in college, she would write me a letter, one every week for five years on that same kitchen table. She’d always tell me what the weather was like, what the neighbors were up to, Grandpa’s latest exploits, and the latest gossip and goings on from church. I looked forward to those letters every week, and still have them in Walmart bags in my closet. After I got married, my first house was a block behind Grandmother and Grandpa. Grandmother talked to the neighbor behind her, and across the street from me, to get permission for me to walk through their yard for me to visit. And visit I would, nearly every Friday night, to hang out at the kitchen table and play Heck, a card game that was really called, “Oh, Hell” but Grandmother didn’t subscribe to such scandalous language. She was pretty proper, and not in the MC Hammer sense. I mean we called her Grandmother after all. My Grandpa liked the Benny Hill show and Grandmother was none too pleased. I, on the other hand, liked to quietly watch it with Grandpa whenever I could. Occasionally you’d catch a glimpse of a real lady boob, and on regular TV no less. Score.
Having meals and talks, playing games, writing letters, putting in the leaf to make room for more. That kitchen table was always Grandmother’s intimate spot. Grandpa could visit (unless he was eating sardines, then he was banished to their travel trailer because she could not stand the smell) but his domain was the back porch. Make no mistake there was one sage on the mountain of that kitchen table and that was Grandmother Rhoda.
She was a short, round little thing, always full of love and laughter. My other best memories with Grandmother were camping in their travel trailer. Our extended family would make a caravan of our travel trailers and hit the road for adventure. We’d hit local lakes for weekend trips and take one two-to-three-week trip per summer, usually somewhere in the Rockies. This was way before cell phones so we communicated with CBs, which I thought was amazing. My handle was Quarter Pounder. I suppose if it had been after 1994, I might have gone with Royale with Cheese, if I thought I could pull it off.
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TRACY’S TIPS & DIPS PRESENTS:
Tip of the Month
Tip on packing for your Vacation from Tracy Noe
You should start your packing for your vacation days ahead time to give you to remember any additional items you might need for your vacation. Also create a list to ensure that you never, ever forget to bring something important.
Delicious Dip Recipe
1 cup mayonnaise, 16 oz. sour cream, 4 oz. can water chestnuts, 10 oz. chopped spinach, 1 lb. loaf round sourdough bread.
- In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight.
- Remove top and interior of sourdough bread. Fill with mayonnaise mixture. Tear removed bread chunks into pieces for dipping.
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KCTK RADIO’s WEAK REVIEW PRESENTS:
Joke of The Month
- When I was little, I would pray to every night for a new bike, I learned one week in Sunday school that that’s not how it works, so instead I just stole one and asked for forgiveness.
The Adorable Ones
By Drew LeVota
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