7 Nov 2017
2017/11/07 – Roy Halladay killed in plane crash at age 40 – Yahoo
Roy Halladay, the former MLB pitching star and two-time Cy Young winner, is reportedly dead after his plane crashed Tuesday afternoon into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida confirmed Tuesday that Halladay died in the crash, which happened around 1 p.m. ET about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg. Initial reports said one person died in the crash but the victim wasn’t unidentified until the sheriff’s office confirmed Tuesday afternoon what many had feared — it was Halladay.
1 Nov 2017
2017/10/31 – Puppy poop infection tally rises to 67 people in 15 states – UPI
An outbreak of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to contaminated puppy poop has spread to 15 states, a new federal report shows.
These multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections have now sickened 67 people.
“Evidence suggests that puppies sold through Petland are a likely source of this outbreak,” the CDC said in a news release issued in September. “Petland is cooperating with public health and animal health officials to address this outbreak.”
Almost all of the people sickened in this outbreak have been Petland employees, while others had either bought a Petland puppy, shopped at Petland or visited someone who had purchased a puppy from Petland, the CDC said.
25 Oct 2017
2017/10/25 – Man singing C+C Music Factory’s ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’ in car gets $149 ticket – ABC Los Angeles
A Canadian man’s decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.
Moalla says he was happily singing along with the windows mostly rolled up to C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” which neared the top of the Billboard chart in 1991, when he was stopped.
He says was asked if he was yelling and he said no. One of the officers walked away and returned with the fine for screaming in a public place.
Canada obviously not feeling the Old Skool vibe
7 Sep 2017
2017/09/07 – Georgia governor orders evacuation of Savannah, coast ahead of Irma – Raw Story
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a mandatory evacuation order on Thursday for the state’s coast, including historic Savannah, as deadly Hurricane Irma rolled toward Florida and the southeastern United States.
The evacuation order for areas east of Interstate 95 and some areas to its west takes effect Saturday at 8 a.m., Deal said in a statement.
3 Jul 2017
2017/07/03 – ‘How many hot dogs do Americans eat on the 4th of July?’ and other Independence Day numbers – Washington Examiner
Hot dogs – 150 million
Fireworks consumed – 268 million pounds
Countries the celebrate July 4th – 3
Check the link for more numbers…