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Today's Celebrations

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Sierra Club Day

Slugs Return From Capistrano Day

World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis)

1929 - Warner Brothers debuted the first all-color talking picture. The film debuted at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Ethel Waters, Joe E. Brown and Arthur Lake starred in On With the Show.

 Celebrity Birthdays

1938 - Jerry West [76] - Basketball Hall of Famer: Olympic gold medalist [1960]; LA Lakers all-star guard: individual record for season free throws [840] and NBA playoff career free-throws [1,213]; Lakers coach & general manager

1944 - Rudolph Giuliani [70] - (Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III)
politician: Mayor of New York City

1944 - Gladys (Maria) Knight [70] - singer: w/The Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia, If I Were Your Woman, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Neither One of Us, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Every Beat of My Heart

1945 - John Fogerty [69] - songwriter; singer: group: Creedence Clearwater: Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Moon Rising, Lookin’ Out My Back Door; group: The Blue Ridge Rangers: Jambalaya, Hearts of Stone, The Old Man Down the Road, Centerfield

1945 - Gary Stewart - country singer: She’s Acting Single [I’m Drinkin’ Doubles], Drinkin’ Thing, Out of Hand; died Dec 16, 2003

1956 - Studio musician Brent Rowan is born in Waxahachie, Texas. He wins the Academy of Country Music's Top Guitarist in 1989, first playing on John Conlee's "Friday Night Blues," then working with Alabama, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain, among others

1956 - Dobro player Jerry Douglas [58] is born in Warren, Ohio. A member of Alison Krauss + Union Station, he plays on such country hits as Randy Travis' "Diggin' Up Bones," Sara Evans' "Born To Fly," Little Big Town's "Boondocks" and Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn's "You Ain't Going Nowhere"

1962 - Singer/songwriter Phil Vassar [52] is born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He builds a series of hits as an artist on top of a songwriting resume that includes "Right On The Money," "I'm Alright," "Bye Bye," "Little Red Rodeo" and "My Next Thirty Years"

Tabloid News

The "Tickler" Strikes Again

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

A man has been breaking into the homes of students who live near Boston College and watching them sleep or tickling their feet, police and several alleged victims have confirmed.

Police report at least 10 sightings of the so-called Tickler, who some in the neighborhood had long believed to be a myth. At least three students report having encountered him on the same night, April 7.

“This is no myth,” said Sergeant Michael O’Hara, community service officer for the Boston Police “It’s happening.”

The Tickler has been reported over the last two years by BC students who live off campus.

Teddy Raddell, a BC junior, said he was jolted from a sound sleep at 5 a.m. on a Sunday in October by the sound of someone running down the stairs of the house he shares with several fellow Boston College students.

“I thought my roommate had fallen down the steps,” Raddell said, “but then he started yelling. I got up and he said that he had woken up to someone touching his feet.”

Like other students, he said no valuables were stolen.

“The guy didn’t take anything and there were laptops and wallets out in the main room.”

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