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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – May 21st, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: Straight Dozen Winner, 20 million bees shut down Newark highway, and more!

Congratulations to the winner of the Strait dozen contest DeeDe Henry of Pollok. More chances to win George Strait tickets on the way.

Today’s Celebrations

American Red Cross Founder’s Day

I Need A Patch For That Day

National Wait Staff Day

Sister Maria Hummel Day

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1904 – Fats (Thomas Wright) Waller – blues musician: piano, organ, song writer: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Honeysuckle Rose; led sextet: It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie, Smarty, All My Life, Two Sleepy People; actor: King of Burlesque, Hooray for Love,Ain’t Misbehavin’, Stormy Weather; died Dec 15, 1943

1917 – Raymond (William Stacy) Burr – actor: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, A Place in the Sun, The Defense Never Rests, Godzilla; died Sep 12, 1993

1941 – Ronald Isley [73] – singer: group: The Isley Brothers: Shout, Twist and Shout, This Old Heart of Mine [Is Weak for You], It’s Your Thing, That Lady, Fight the Power

1952 – Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) [62] – actor: The A-Team, Rocky III, The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy 3, Spy Hard, Inspector Gadget

1957 – Judge Reinhold (Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr.) [57] – actor: The Wharf Rat, The Right to Remain Silent, Beverly Hills Cop series, Baby on Board, Ruthless People, Gremlins, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Stripes

Tabloid News

Hero Dog Saves People and Shelter Animals: But Not Cats


As many as 20 million swarming bees released after the tractor-trailer hauling them overturned on I-95 near Newark about 6:10 p.m. last night shutting down a highway ramp and kept investigators from getting near the vehicle.

The rig, traveling from Florida to Maine, carried 460 crated hives, or an estimated 16 to 20 million honeybees.

The driver and two passengers were able to get out of the vehicle, but were stung 50 to 100 times each, troopers said. They also suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken to a local Hospital.  Three on-call bee handlers were sent to the scene working with firefighters to spray water on the insects, the crates and the truck.

”There’s no rounding them up,” a state police officer said of the bees. ”The water will disperse and calm the bee activity.”

He said he hopes once the bee situation is mitigated, troopers will be able to right the truck, move it and reopen the ramp to traffic.

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