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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – November 12th, 2013

Today’s Celebrations

National Young Reader’s Day
Leotard Day – The original leotard design was a skintight, one-piece garment with the lower portion resembling tights. On this day in 1859, the designer of the leotard, Jules Leotard, made his first public appearance as the world’s first flying trapeze artist, becoming the first to turn a somersault in mid-air and the first to jump from one trapeze to the next.

 Celebrity Birthdays

1929 - Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) – Academy Award-winning actress: The Country Girl [1954]; To Catch a Thief, High Society, High Noon, Rear Window, Dial “M” for Murder; singer: True Love [w/Bing Crosby]; died Sep 14, 1982

1944 - Booker T. Jones (69) – musician: group: Booker T and the MG’s: Green Onions, Time is Tight

1944 - Ken Houston (69) – Pro Football Hall of Famer: Houston Oilers safety: NFL Individual Season Record holder: 4 interceptions returned for touchdowns [1971]

1944 - Al Michaels 69) – sportscaster: Monday Night Football [since 1986]; Emmy: Outstanding Sports Personality — Play-by-Play [Host]: 1986, 1989, 1995]; inducted into National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame [1998]; NSSA Sportscaster of the Year: 1980, 1983, 1986]

1961 - Nadia Comaneci (52) – Olympic Gold Medalist: gymnastics [1976]: 7 perfect 10s

1968 - Sammy (Samuel Peralta) Sosa (45) – baseball: Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs [joined Mark McGwire in breaking Roger Maris's record of 61 home runs in single season with 66 in 1998, 63 in 1999, 64 in 2001/all-star: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001]

Tabloid News

Burglars Invade Home of Competitive Axe Thrower – Oops

From BostonHerald.com

Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen, and he’s looking forward to making more of his own when it’s returned.

The 73-year-old Omaha man learned last week that California authorities had recovered his 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 at the Port of Los Angeles. The bike was about to be shipped to Japan when U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents who checked the vehicle identification number discovered the motorcycle had been reported stolen in February 1967.  DeVault said he is eager to get the bike back, but he thinks investigators may be even more excited than him about the motorcycle’s recovery. DeVault had had the bike for only a year or two when it was taken from his fenced backyard.   The bike was valued at $300 when in 1967. The shipping documents listed its value today at $9,000.

DeVault already has a Harley-Davidson and a Kawasaki motorcycle in his garage, so he plans to reserve the Triumph for special rides.


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