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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – March 5th, 2014

Today’s Celebrations

Ash Wednesday
Discover What Your Name Means Day
National Absinthe Day
Annie Oakley Day – On this day in particular, in 1922, Annie broke all existing records for women’s trap shooting. She smashed 98 out of 100 clay targets thrown at 16 yards while at a match at the Pinehurst Gun Club in North Carolina. She hit the first fifty, missed the 51st, then the 67th.


 Celebrity Birthdays

1908 – Rex (Reginald Carey) Harrison – Academy Award-winning actor: My Fair Lady [1964]; Cleopatra, Dr. Dolittle, The Agony and the Ecstasy; died Jun 2, 1990

1936 – Dean Stockwell [78] – actor: Gentlemen’s Agreement, Dune, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Legend of Billie Jean, Quantum Leap

1954 – Marsha Warfield [60] – actress, comedienne: Night Court, The Richard Pryor Show, Empty Nest, D.C. Cab

1958 – Andy (Andrew Roy) Gibb – singer: group: The Bee Gees; solo: Love is Thicker than Water, I Just Want to be Your Everything, Shadow Dancing, [Our Love] Don’t Throw It all Away; host of TV’s Solid Gold; died Mar 10, 1988

1955 – Penn Jillette [59] – illusionist, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, and best-selling author

1963 – Joel Osteen [51] – American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas.

1966 – Michael Irvin [48] – Former Dallas Cowboy, NFL Network

1974 – Eva Mendes [40] – actress, model, singer, and homeware and clothing designer.

1989 – Jake Lloyd [25] – played the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,

Tabloid News

Heart Attack AND A Ticket


Citizens of Tamarac, Florida are outraged after learning that the city placed a red-light camera at an intersection outside of a hospital emergency room.  An investigation revealed that townspeople racing to the emergency room with legitimate medical ailments have been ticketed by the automated system on multiple occasions.  City officials even told one ticketed driver that his possible heart attack “wasn’t a good enough excuse.”  The city has issued 494 red-light violations since that camera went operational last August.


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