A Wichita High School student who had Down Syndrome and Autism has been asked to not wear his Varsity letter jacket that his parents bought him to school because he doesn’t play Varsity sports. Read more here.
Starting today, Manhattan City crews will be cleaning up yard debris and tree limbs in the area. To find out more, and when they will be in your area, click here!
Seth Lane, a 5-year-old boy in the UK was born without an immune system, so he’s lived his entire life in a sterile environment (aka: a bubble). He’s posted this adorable video asking people to wear yellow and give him a shout out on social media today.
How cute is he??? Well, Seth, we’ve done just that. Hang in there, sweetie!!
The state of Arkansas was just considering a law that would FORCE employees to accept their boss’ Facebook Friend request. It actually PASSED in the House of Representatives, but the Senate killed it for being “way too invasive.”
Do you think bosses have a right to see what their employees are up to on Facebook or do the employees have a right to privacy?
A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit 80 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska
This event killed 117 and producing a 50-foot tsunami that traveled over 8,000 miles.
Janis Joplin started her second of two weeks at the top of the pop music charts with the hit, Me and Bobby McGee!
UCLA became the first team ever to win five consecutive NCAA basketball titles.
Coached by legend John Wooden, The Bruins defeated Villanova 68-62.
Adolph Rupp of the the University of Kentucky retired after 42 years of coaching the Wildcats
Rupp won 874 games for Kentucky
The magical blue little pill Viagra went on sale for the fist time!
It’s been saving marriages ever since!
NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.
and then lastly…
It WILL be This Day In History in 119 years
32nd recorded passage of Halley’s Comet
There could soon be a sci-fi like cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions.
Defense company Boeing filed a patent for the device which would stop shock waves using a veil of heated, ionized air.
The heated air would work as a shield by changing the speed at which shock waves travel and therefore bending them around a protected soldier.
A researcher at the company said the idea occurred to him after noticing the kinds of injuries suffered by soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Read more about it HERE
This would be great for our soldiers!
Former North Carolina basketball head coach – and Kansas Native – Dean Smith left behind a $200 check to each of his former players to enjoy a dinner on him.
Smith passed away last month at the age of 83.
Each player received a letter with the check that read:
“Each player was important and special to Coach Smith and when he prepared his estate plan, Coach wanted to reach out to each of his lettermen. Accordingly, coach decided that following his passing, each letterman be sent a two hundred dollar ($200.00) check with the message ‘enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith.’ Enclosed is a check in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00) with the notation ‘Dinner out.’
“Please enjoy your dinner out.”
The letter was sent to about 175 players which cost $35,000.
Hotel plays “Circle Of Life” to wake up spring breakers
The Holiday Inn in Panama City Beach, Florida plays Circle Of Life from The Lion King to wake up spring breakers!
The hotel’s DJ first played the song in 2012 and thought it would be a fun way to wake up guests at the 11 AM check-out time.
McDonald’s is launching its first ever clothing line.The fast food chain unveiled Big Mac-patterned matching thermal clothing, rubber boots and a raincoat. There will also be a homeware line that includes bed sheets, wallpaper and a dog coat.The collection was launched earlier this week in Sweden, and it celebrates McDonald’s latest ‘I’m Lovin It 24′ campaign with the print featuring Big Macs on a white background.The line will be presented at a fashion show in Stockholm, and will only be available online. Profits will contribute to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Read more here!
Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.
39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult committed suicide by drinking some magic juice in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, California
The group, led by Marshall Applewood, had drank the kool-aid, thinking that they would be picked up by a spaceship following behind Hale-Bopp comet.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder in Michigan for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection
He put it all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for 60 Minutes.
The Kingdome in Seattle, the former home to the Seattle Seahawks & Mariners, was imploded!
on the same day in 2000
Vladimir Putin was elected president in Russia
and then lastly…
Happy Birthday to our ole friend Kenny Chesney!