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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – April 7th, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: National BEER Day, happy birthday to the man who beat Tyson, an apology 70 years in the making, George Strait ticket winners, and more!

Congratulations to this morning’s 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! Keep listening, we’re not done. More details on the way Tuesday morning during the Merrell in the Morning show.

Today’s Celebrations

International Beaver Day
Metric System Day
National Beer Day
No Housework Day
Tater Day ( It’s Sweet Potatoes)

World Health Organization Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1915 - Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) – ‘Lady’: jazz singer: Lover Man, They Can’t Take that Away from Me, Fine and Mellow, Don’t Explain, Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child; died July 17, 1959

1928 - James Garner (James Scott Bumgarner) [86]  - actor: Rockford Files, Maverick, The Americanization of Emily, Victor/Victoria, Tank, A Man Called Sledge, Duel at Diablo, The Distinguished Gentleman, My Fellow Americans, Space Cowboys

1935 - Bobby Bare [79] – Grammy Award-winning country singer: Detroit City [1964]; All America Boy [as Bill Parsons], Shame on Me, 500 Miles Away from Home; actor: A Distant Trumpet

1939 - Francis Ford Coppola [75] – Academy Award-winning director: The Godfather: Part II [1974], screenwriter: Patton [1970], The Godfather [1973], The Godfather: Part II [1974]; The Godfather: Part III, Apocalypse Now,Finian’s Rainbow, Peggy Sue Got Married

1949 - John Oates [65] – songwriter, singer: group: Hall and Oates: She’s Gone, Sara Smile, Rich Girl, I Can’t Go for That, Private Eyes, Maneater

1951 – Restless Heart drummer John Dittrich [63] is born in Batavia, New York. He provides harmonies on a string of 1980s hits and sings lead on “When She Cries” in 1992. Dittrich also co-founds the short-lived group The Buffalo Club

1954 - Tony Dorsett [60] – Pro Football Hall Famer: University of Pittsburgh: career record: for yards gained: Heisman Trophy winner [1976]; Dallas Cowboys running back: Super Bowls XII, XIII

1960 - James ‘Buster’ Douglas [54] – boxing champion: defeated Mike Tyson

Tabloid News

It Only Took 70 Years, Here is Your Dollar

From http://www.ksl.com/ -

SALT LAKE CITY — A man made a long-awaited apology to a Salt Lake City business over something he did more than 70 years ago. It all started when a woman came into the Lamb’s Grill on April 1. This woman walks in the front door, and she looks like she’s on a mission, and explained that her father had committed a crime there. “My father …dined and dashed here in 1941.” The man was 10 years old at the time. Allegedly, he and his friend ate there and ran away when they realized they couldn’t pay the bill. “It was a dollar.” The woman then handed over a $5 bill as an apology from the man who was still apparently racked with guilt from several decades ago. He was actually so embarrassed about it that he waited in the car while his daughter made the apology. The grill’s current owner, Francis Liong, already has plans for the money. “The five dollars don’t belong to me. It belongs to the previous owners. So I need to pay it back.” Liong wants the man to know all is forgiven. “I’d like to tell him to please come back and eat at Lamb’s Grill — but don’t dash out,” he said. At least this time he would be easier to catch.

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