Another incredible award for Garth Brooks

As he readies himself for a return to full-fledged touring, you’d think Garth Brooks would have a lot on his mind.  And you’d be absolutely right.  Rehearsals, promotions, travel arrangements…his dance card is pretty darn full.

But come November 17th, it’s a safe bet that Garth will be in the “Big Apple” to accept another amazing award to add to his already overstuffed trophy case.

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, announced that Garth is one of five legendary artists who’ll be receiving the first ever Centennial Award…bestowed on those who have performed or created “songs that have touched the lives of people around the globe”.

Also be honored that night: Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim, and Joan Baez.

Wanted man rear-ends police cruiser

Well, that’s certainly one way of turning yourself in.  But I’ll bet the police would’ve preferred he just show up at the station.

Captain Eric Olsen of the Spokane Police Department was sitting in his patrol vehicle when it was rear-ended by another car.  Despite sustaining minor injuries, Captain Olsen got out of the car and began working the accident scene.  His first task?  Checking on the other driver.

Imagine his surprise when that other driver turned out to be a man with two different warrants out for his arrest?

Police officials say it was the easiest…and most painful arrest…they’ve ever made.

This Is Why We Did The Ice Bucket Challenge

26 year old,  Anthony Carbajal, took the ice bucket challenge, and it’s hilarious, until it’s serious. Give it a watch. We will say that there are a one or two instances of profanity, however, it’s due to the emotion of the topic. Just watch. You can read more about Anthony and donating to the ALS Foundation here.

 

Should Every Kid Win a Trophy? Or Just the Ones That Deserve It?

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When it comes to kids and their trophies, 57 percent of Americans surveyed believe only the winning players should receive them.Another 40 percent say all kids on a sport team should receive a trophy for their participation.The way a person feels about “every kid getting a trophy” strongly lines up with his or her political beliefs.66 percent of Republicans want only the kids who win to receive trophies, while 31 percent say all kids on the team should receive them.In contrast, Democrats are evenly divided with 48 percent who say all kids, and another 48 percent who say only the winners should receive a trophy.Support for participation trophies declines with income, education and age.For example, 55% of those making less than $30,000 a year want all kids to get trophies, but 72 percent of those making over $90,000 want only winners to get them.

 

Newlyweds return home to 14,000 Post-Its

A newlywed couple returned home from their honeymoon to find their home decorated by loving family and friends…with 14,000 sticky little Post-It notes.

James and Emily Pharro had left a key with friends so that the pals could feed the couple’s cat while they were enjoying a trip to Italy.  Pretty safe to say they weren’t expecting the entire first floor of their home to be decorated with the colorful little squares.

The Pharro’s had recently seen another couple’s home decorated with 3,000 balloons…so they were expecting something.  Although I doubt they had any idea that their friends had boosted 3M’s profits for the quarter.

 

Royals featured on “Sports Illustrated” cover

It seems as though the rest of the world is finally catching on that our Kansas City Royals are a team on the rise.  And that would include the folks at Sports Illustrated.

If you pick up the current issue, don’t be surprised to see Billy Butler, representing the boys in blue, on the cover.  It’s what the magazine calls a “regional cover”…not available everywhere.  The caption reads “the ROYAL treatment”.

Currently, KC leads the AL Central division by a couple of games, and are in the midst of a swing against the worst teams in baseball.  So, if they can fend off the dreaded “SI cover curse”, they could certainly pad that lead heading into the homestretch of the 2014 season.

It’s been 30 years since the Royals made the playoffs…so, how are you enjoying a real, good old fashioned pennant race y’all??

Alan Jackson exhibit to open at the Country Music Hall of Fame

His amazing career spans more than two decades…sixty million albums sold worldwide…and fifty Top 10 hits.  And the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville noticed!

On August 29th, the hall will open an exhibit to honor the native of Newnan, Georgia.  “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ it Country” will feature lots of memorabilia and artifacts from milestone moments…including the guitar he performed “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) on the CMA Awards show in November, 2001.

And Alan’s fans will certainly want to get a look at his classic 1955 Thunderbird, which he bought when he was just 15 and restored with his daddy Gene.  He later had to sell the car, but in 2008 his wife Denise tracked the vehicle down and bought it back…giving it to Alan as a Christmas gift.

The exhibit will be on display through next March.  If you get the chance…you should check it out!