Sunday June 14th

Happy Flag Day America!

n June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. This observance, commemorated Congresses adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. This observance was also the beginning of Cigrand’s long years of fervent and devoted effort to bring about national recognition and observance of Flag Day. The crowning achievement of his life came at age fifty when President Wilson, on June 14, 1916, issued a proclamation calling for a nation wide observance of Flag Day.

Looks like New York needs a little better way of checking genders when people apply for a marriage license.

I dupe, I dupe! While political arguments rage, New York City has certified its first gay marriage — of two men who fooled the City Clerk’s Office into letting them tie the knot.

Legendary Japanese wrestler drops dead in the ring right in the middle of a match.

Misawa, arguably Japan’s greatest modern-day grappler, was tagging with highly-regarded youngster Go Shiozaki in the main event of a show in Hiroshima. They were taking on Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith for their GHC World Tag Team titles when he failed to get up from a moderately dangerous looking back suplex move, a staple of NOAH matches. Misawa would have taken the move thousands of times before but this time he stayed motionless.

Mom of the year candidate. Woman crashes car while reaching for bottle of booze sending 9 year old kid’s head through windshield.

A woman may face DUI charges Saturday night after she crashed into a viaduct on the South Side — reportedly while reaching for a bottle of alcohol — sending her 9-year-old child’s head into the windshield. About 6:15 p.m., a vehicle crashed into a viaduct near East 83rd Street and South Jeffery Boulevard, according to a law enforcement source.

Violent drunk housebreaker meets his match when 15 year old Texas girl takes him out of the fight..

An intoxicated man broke into a house on the 2900 block of Westwood Drive early Sunday morning. In the midst of fighting with two of the residents inside, a third resident allegedly stabbed the burglar in the leg, according to the Killeen Police Department.

Umpire ejects entire crowd from high school baseball game.

It isn’t uncommon for a coach to be ejected from a high school baseball game from time to time. But what transpired Thursday night at Falcon Field in West Burlington will be talked about for years to come. West Burlington trailed Winfield-Mount Union 11-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Falcons rallied to within 11-9 when controversy struck. A close call at home plate prompted W-MU coach Scott McCarty to come out of the dugout to argue the play with home plate umpire Don Briggs.

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Little Tike Cozy Car for munchkins outsells every other car in U.S. in 2008. Hopefully Obama will keep his hands off the company that builds them.

A classic toy car is being inducted into an auto museum in Cleveland – and it outsold every other car in the U.S. in 2008. The Cozy Coupe, a plastic cherry-red sports car, allows toddlers to sit on a bench-style seat and poke their legs through to the ground. When they start walking, the car begins to go.

Man who tripped while running down to Contestant’s Row on the Price Is Right game show sues over injuries.

Come on down, but watch your step. A former contestant on “The Price is Right” is suing the show because he tripped on his way down to the Contestants’ Row, tearing his achilles tendon and suffering a herniated disc, reports.

Double amputee dies the day after receiving brand new donated prosthetics.

Juan Melendez, a double amputee from League City, walked for the first time Wednesday with two new legs donated by a local charity. “He was so excited,” said Rosa Bravo, Melendez’s sister. But on Thursday morning, the day he was to show off his new legs for reporters, the 57-year-old suffered a series of heart attacks that killed him.

Career crook had enough after being cornered by police. Jumps from bridge to his death saving taxpayers a bundle.

Philadelphia police say a man wanted in a series of robberies in Bucks County died after he jumped off a bridge over the Schuylkill River following more than four hours of negotiations. Police say 29-year-old Michael Dixon of Williamstown, N.J., was pulled over on the bridge around 4:45 a.m. Saturday and climbed over the rail on the westbound side. Police spokesman Frank Vanore says told officers that he had “nothing to live for.”

Police officer honored for saving baby’s life.

After seven years as a police officer in Huntley, L.J. Marak will have a new bar on his uniform, right above his name plate. The Huntley Police Department recently gave Marak its Life Saving award for coming to the rescue of a choking 1-year-old last month.

Deportations of illegal aliens expected to save Oklahoma taxpayers four million dollars.

Oklahoma will begin deporting illegal immigrants who are serving sentences for nonviolent crimes when a new law takes effect July 1. The Oklahoma Criminal Illegal Alien Rapid Repatriation Act is expected to save Oklahoma taxpayers at least $4 million in the first year, said Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, the author of the measure.

Man held on one million dollar bail in plot to whack two police officers.

A judge has refused to lower the $1 million bail set for an Ohio man accused in a plot to kill two police officers in Cape May County. Citing his criminal record — including escapes from two jails or detention centers — and history of failing to appear for scheduled court dates, Superior Court Judge Raymond Batten rejected Elvin D. Copson’s request on Friday.

16 year old baseball whiz will skip final two years of high school, acquire GED, hoping to enter Major League Baseball draft earlier.

A 16-year-old baseball phenom dubbed the game’s “Chosen One” by Sports Illustrated plans to skip his final two years of high school in hopes of entering the Major League Baseball draft earlier, his father said.

Quote of the day.

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

-Winston Churchill [I’m sure he’s speaking about Obama, years before his time….ed]

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