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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – March 26th, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: Make up your own holiday, sea cows, a sticky traffic situation, and more!

Make sure you’re listening to Kicks 105 all day today for Straight Up George Strait every hour! Keep track of the George Strait songs you hear, and then tell us tomorrow for your chance to win tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington!

Today’s Celebrations

Legal Assistants Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Manatee Appreciation Day

Purple Day

Spinach Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1874 - Robert Frost – four-time Pulitzer prize-winning poet: Birches, Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening; read The Gift Outright at inauguration of John F. Kennedy; died Jan 29, 1963

1880 - Duncan Hines – author, traveler, cake-mix mogul; died Mar 15, 1959

1911 - Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams – Pulitzer prize-winning playwright: A Streetcar Named Desire [1948], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1955]; The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real,Sweet Bird of Youth, Small Craft Warnings; died Feb 25, 1983

1931 - Leonard Nimoy [83] – actor: Star Trek; director: Three Men and a Baby

1940 - James Caan [74] – actor: The Godfather, Rabbit Run, Brian’s Song, Dick Tracy, Rollerball, Alien Nation, For the Boys, Misery, Las Vegas

1944 - Diana Ross (Diane Earle) [70] – singer: group: The Supremes: I Hear a Symphony, Come See About Me; solo: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Theme from ‘Mahogany’, Love Hangover, You Keep Me Hangin’ On; actress: Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany, The Wiz

1948 - Steven Tyler (Tallarico) [66] – singer: group: Aerosmith: Janie’s Got a Gun, Crazy

1949 - Vicki Lawrence [65] – Emmy Award-winning actress: The Carol Burnett Show [1975-76]; Vicki!, Mama’s Family; singer: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

1950 - Martin Short [64] – Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian: SCTV, The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show; Saturday Night Live, The Three Amigos, Three Fugitives, Innerspace

1950 – Ronnie McDowell [64] is born in Fountain Head, Tennessee. Following his 1977 tribute to Elvis Presley, “The King Is Gone,” he reaps more than a dozen Top 10 hits through 1987, including “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation”

1955 – Songwriter Dean Dillon [59] is born in Lake City, Tennessee. He writeis the George Strait hits “Ocean Front Property,” “The Chair” and “Unwound,” plus “Miami My Amy,” by Keith Whitley; “Set ‘Em Up Joe,” by Vern Gosdin; and “By Now,” by Steve Wariner

1956 – Charly McClain [58] is born in Jackson, Tennessee. Her distinctive southern voice marks such 1980s releases as “Who’s Cheatin’ Who,” “Radio Heart” and a duet with Mickey Gilley, “Paradise Tonight”

1960 - Jennifer Grey [54] – actress: Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Cotton Club; Joel Grey’s daughter

1968 – Kenny Chesney [46] is born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After a 1993 launch, he becomes one of the biggest hitmakers of the early-21st century, regularly winning Entertainer of the Year trophies and selling out stadiums in his annual summer concert treks

Tabloid News

Honey, I’m Going to Bee a Little Late

From independent.co.uk-

A truck overturned on a LA Freeway yesterday afternoon, delaying thousands of commuters.  Not that unusual right?  The accident caused the closing of four lanes of traffic because it oozed around 21 tons of honey.

TV footage showed honey flowing from the truck onto the road but fortunately, clean-up crews stopped the spillage from leaking into drains and creating a stickier situation.

It’s not known what caused the truck to flip, however no other vehicles were involved and have been no reported injuries.  Officials didn’t say if warm biscuits arrived in time to assist with the cleanup.

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