Following is an update on the Hot News Quickies for Wednesday, July 29, 2009. This is a quick taste of what’s happening. You can always catch up on the full stories after you have had your coffee.
Birthdays – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
July 29th Birthday Folks
1936 – Elizabeth Dole
1938 – Peter Jennings
1966 – Martina McBride
Quote of the Day – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
“You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”
Trivia – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
1. Who received the first singing telegram in 1933?
2. In the late 1950’s why did women’s trousers have side closures?
3. At the bottom of which Great Lake is the famed Edmund Fitzgerald?
4. Who was Time Magazine’s first “Man of the Year”?
5. The Hope Diamond is the biggest diamond in the world – how big is it?
Newbie Tips – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Success at AC, as success in any venture, takes time. You cannot expect to reach the “most commented”, section or achieve $200 in page view money the first month of writing! Set realistic goals for yourself and you will achieve them.
Boston Cabbie in Hot Seat – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Boston cab driver, Joseph Cohen, picked up a family at Logan and took them to their home. They paid him and he left. Then Cohen got a call from dispatch that the State Police were looking for him because he had a 5 year old girl in the van. He looked in the back and there was a little girl, whom he returned to the family and they gave him a $50 tip. He was told he was under suspension for not doing a search of his vehicle. Since when is it the cab driver’s fault if you leave your kid in a cab? Don’t parents have any responsibility any more?
Bye Bye Brett – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Third time’s a charm – Brett Favre is finally retired. Enough already. Find something else to do with your life. Go endorse a few products, you will be fine.
Hello New Ferrari – Hot News Quickies – Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I always wanted a Ferrari but I have a VW budget. The new Ferrari 458 Italia hits 202 mph, where in the world can you drive at 202 mph other than on a race track and sometimes on the Capital Beltway if you hit it at midnight. Zero to 62 in 3.5 seconds. It will be unveiled in September at the Frankfurt motor show. I won’t be buying one but it’s still nice to dream. (Ferrari didn’t mention what the price will be!)
1. Rudy Valley received the first singing telegram.
2. Front zippers for women’s pants were considered naughty. (we’ve come a long way baby!)
3. Lake Superior is where the Edmund Fitzgerald lies.
4. Charles Lindbergh was the first “Man of the Year”.
5. The Hope Diamond is 45.5 carats