A Good Fortune Cookie Nets $200K

1 Mar 2018

Man wins $200,000 playing fortune cookie numbers in the lottery – UPI, 2018/03/01

A man said he won a $200,000 South Carolina Education Lottery jackpot by playing numbers from an unusual source — a fortune cookie.

The North Carolina man, who said he crosses the border into South Carolina to buy lottery tickets each week, said the Palmetto Cash 5 ticket that won him a $200,000 jackpot on Valentine’s Day was purchased using the numbers from the back of a fortune cookie.


Southwest Airlines Rewarded Employees in Response to the Tax Bill

5 Jan 2018

There were 17 companies that rewarded employees in various ways since the passage of the tax bill. Here is #18…

Southwest Airlines cheers tax reform, announces cash bonuses for all employees – Washington Times – 2018/01/02

Southwest’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that every person who started working for Southwest Airlines prior to Dec. 31, 2017, will soon receive a $1,000 cash bonus on Jan. 8, 2018.

“We applaud Congress and the president for taking this action to pass legislation, which will result in meaningful corporate income tax reform for the transportation sector in general, and for Southwest Airlines, in particular,” Mr. Kelly said in a short video shared on Twitter. “We are excited about the savings and additional capital, which we intend to put to work in several forms — to reward our hard-working employees, to reinvest in our business, to reward our shareholders, and to keep our costs and fares low for our customers.”

“I am also proud to report that we have donated an incremental $5 million to charitable causes as a result of tax reform,” Mr. Kelly added. “Throughout 2018, we will work with our charitable partnerships to put this money to work in the communities we serve and where our employees work and live.”

Cancer Deaths Falling

5 Jan 2018

Cancer deaths fall, thanks mostly to drop in smoking – NBC News, 2018/01/04

Cancer deaths have fallen yet again, thanks mostly to huge declines in smoking, the American Cancer Society said Thursday.

The cancer death rate fell 1.7 percent from 2014 to 2015, the report finds. Since 1991, the cancer death rate has fallen 26 percent.

It takes more than a year to collate death certificates and analyze the data on cancer deaths. The cancer society uses trends and other data to project deaths for 2018.

“The overall decline is driven by decreasing death rates for the four major cancer sites,” the group said.

  • Lung cancer is down 45 percent since 1990 among men and down 19 percent since 2002 among women
  • Breast cancer is down 39 percent since 1989
  • Prostate cancer is down 52 percent since 1993
  • Colorectal cancer is down 52 percent since 1970

Independence Day in the Numbers

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…

Trump Gives Israeli Cancer Patient Dream Meeting

25 May 2017

2017/05/24 – Trump In Israel Gave ‘Rachashei Lev’ Pediatric Cancer Patient Her Dream – Yeshiva World News

During his recent visit to Israel, President Donald Trump made a 14-year old girl’s dream come true. Emilee Imbar has been battling cancer for the last seven years, and has dreamed of meeting with the U.S. President.