Good Morning . . .
When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns.
First of all, Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.I'm sure some of you who get this message have the day off, so enjoy.
Lots of football - most of it good - over the past couple weeks, and it's topped off by the Bears exciting OT game yesterday. Scary, yes.but it's still a win and they're one game away from the Superbowl. Gee, when was the last time Chicago fans have been able to say that? Anyway, it's good to be back home, and since my schedule may now get somewhat back to normal, I should have a pretty big site update at www.mcgonigal.org done within the next few days. Check it out later this week!
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, January 15th
1951 - Charo (dancer, composer, singer, comedienne)
1944 - Graham Marsh (golfer)
1937 - Margaret O'Brien (actress)
1929 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (human rights leader)
1920 - Cardinal John O'Connor (roman catholic archbishop)
1913 - Lloyd Bridges (actor)
1909 - Gene Krupa (big band drummer)
1906 - Aristotle Onasis (shipping magnate)
1870 - Pierre S. DuPont (industrialist)
Sixty years after Indiana abolished gambling and wrecked the economy of the resort town of French Lick, the state brought it back, allowing casinos, but they had to be located on water and not the state's dry land. Developers of the French Lick Springs Resort thus spent $382 million on a plush "riverboat" casino on a manmade lake barely larger than the boat, and it opened in November.
Derek Ogley, 70, had just been discharged from Tameside General Hospital in Ashton, England, in November, but doubled over in pain in the waiting room (eventually diagnosed with pancreatitis). Nurses informed Ogley's family they would have to call 999 (the UK's 911) or drive him around to the emergency entrance about three minutes away, because, since he had been discharged, rules prevented them from treating him..
As a reminder, my reason for sending this is to help keep communication lines open between friends while hopefully adding a bit of levity to the day. Back issues are available in the Deep Thoughts section of my website. Have a great week!
*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd's "News of the Weird", available at www.newsoftheweird.com)
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