Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – April 16th, 2014
Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: Leave your pants at home, a little tramp's birthday, German Shepherds vote in record numbers, and more!
Congratulations to the most recent George Strait contest winner! Shelita Heaton of Lufkin wins a pair of tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington! We're not done, still MORE tickets to give away.
National Bookmobile Day
National Health Care Decisions Day
National Stress Awareness Day
National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day
Save The Elephant Day
1867 - Wilbur Wright - aviator: one of the Wright Brothers; died May 30, 1912
1889 - Sir Charles (Spencer) ‘Charlie’ Chaplin - actor, comedian; died Dec 25, 1977; see Little Tramp Day [above]
1924 - Henry Mancini (Enrico Nicola Mancini) - Academy Award-winning composer: Moon River , Days of Wine and Roses , Breakfast at Tiffany’s score , Victor/Victoria score ; composed themes for The Pink Panther,Mr. Lucky, Peter Gunn, Charade, NBC Mystery Movie, NBC Nightly News, Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet; 20 Grammy Awards; died June 14, 1994
1935 - Bobby Vinton (Stanley Vintulla)  - singer: Roses are Red [My Love], Blue on Blue, Blue Velvet, Mr. Lonely, There! I’ve Said It Again, My Melody of Love
1939 - Dusty Springfield (Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien) - singer: Wishin’ and Hopin’, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, The Look of Love, Son-of-a-Preacher Man, The Windmills of Your Mind, A Brand New Me; group: The Springfields: Silver Threads and Golden Needles; inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [3-15-99]; died Mar 2, 1999
1965 - Jon Cryer  - actor: Two and a Half Men, Heads, Hot Shots!, Superman 4: The Quest for Peace, Pretty in Pink, No Small Affair, Partners, The Famous Teddy Z
Suffrage For Shepherds
For a lot of people the dog is a member of the family, and in one South Jersey town, the dog may also be a member of the jury.
At first glance, the jury summons states that IV Griner is due in court. Her name on her vet record appears the same as it does on the summons. Her owner, Barrett Griner, received the summons on Friday.
“But nobody in my house is named IV except the German Shepherd,” he said.
When Barrett first got the summons he pretty much figured it out right away. You see his full name is Barrett Griner IV. He uses the roman numeral for four and that’s also why he named his dog IV, as in using the letters “I and V.” The Cumberland County Judiciary Coordinator indicates the computer generated jury summons likely misplaced the roman numeral IV for Barrett’s first name and then mailed it out. “I had to laugh at it,” Griner said.