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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – April 11th, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: national pet day, “Boon” from Animal House turns 67, a 4 foot snapper, and more!

Congratulations to Straight Up George Strait contest winners! Beverly Casteel of Lufkin, John Wilson of Lufkin and Patti Hand of Nacogdoches. Each win a pair of tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington! We’re not done, go to www.kicks105.com and sign up for your chance to win.

Today’s Celebrations

Barbershop Quartet Day

Day of Silence

Education and Sharing Day

National Pet Day

National Teach Children To Save Day

World Parkinson’s Disease Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1932 - Joel Grey (Katz) [82] – Tony & Academy award-winning actor: Cabaret [1967 & 1972]; singer, dancer: Broadway: Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, George M!; films: Man on a Swing, Buffalo Bill & the Indians, Kafka,Buffy the Vampire Slayer; actress Jennifer Grey’s father

1947 - Peter Riegert [67] – actor: The Mask, National Lampoon’s Animal House [Boon], Middle Ages

1957 -Singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale [57] is born in Troutman, North Carolina. The Americana icon writes George Strait’s “I Gotta Get To You,” Mark Chesnutt’s “Gonna Get A Life” and Patty Loveless’ “Halfway Down,” among others.

1964 – Steve Azar [50] is born in Greenville, Mississippi. He first gains attention with an independent album in 1996, although he waits another six years to score his first hit, “I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday)”

Tabloid News

Giant Snapping Turtle Rescued

From http://news.yahoo.com/ -

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Travis Lewis was outside his home where he saw what he thought was a log in a nearby canal. “I took a closer look and it was a big ole turtle, so I jumped up screaming and hollering for Martin to come help me.” Martin is Lewis’ friend, Martin LeBlanc, who thought he was being attacked. When LeBlanc got a look at what Lewis was screaming about, he saw the huge turtle with a head the size of a football and thought, “I’m from Pierre Part. I was thinking dinner, no lie. ”

The turtle appeared to be stuck. “He was wedged in a culvert and one of our friends actually climbed in the culvert and pulled the turtle out. He was wedged in real tight”. The group was able to free the nearly four-foot-long alligator snapping turtle 45 minutes later.

The men, plan on releasing the turtle once they identify a spot where it can roam free. The big guy is safe from the culvert and LeBlanc’s turtle soup pot.

Teacher of the Day

Our Man In Nashville – Jimmy Carter

Get the scoop HERE.

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