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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Wednesday, May 9, 2012; Historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, May 9, the 130th day of 2012. There are 236 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL NEWS ON THIS DATE

*On May 9, 1712, the Carolina Colony was officially divided into two entities: North Carolina and South Carolina.

* In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee opened public hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

* In 1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section of the southbound span to collapse.

* In 2011, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced on social-networking websites that he was running for the Republican presidential nomination. Earlier this month, Gingrich announced he was withdrawing from the race.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Candice Bergen turns 66 today (1993 photo by Alan Light via wikipedia commons)

77 NOKIE EDWARDS, rock guitarist of the group, The Ventures

76 ALBERT FINNEY, actor from the Erin Brockovich movie

70 TOMMY ROE, singer

66 CANDICE BERGEN, actress who portrayed Murphy Brown

63 BILLY JOEL, renowned pop singer

61 ALLY MILLS, actress from the TV show, The Wonder Years

52 TONY GWYNN, MLB Hall of Fame outfielder

33 ROSARIO DAWSON, actress from Sin City

27 AUDRINA PATRIDGE, TV personality from The Hills

 

**Newspaper clipart by OCAL, courtesy of Clker.com

Analyst James to run for Senate

 

(by OCAL courtesy Clker.com)

Craig James was a top running back during his days on the football field at SMU and in the NFL for the New England Patriots.

Now he hopes to run things well in Congress.

The ESPN analyst has announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican from Texas.

He submitted his paperwork to the Republican Party of Texas on the final day of the normal filing period.

The 50-year-old James played in the 1986 Pro Bowl.

He also played in the now-defuncted USFL Washington Federals.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

clipart courtesy of Clker.com

 

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Kayla Peterson, West Liberty-Salem High School Volleyball

Kayla Peterson

People often send me information on which high school student-athletes to interview for radio and the website. I usually end up with over 150 or so for potential interviews.

With the help of my wife, we try to pick out the most interesting. This time we picked a volleyball player because I have not done very many interviews on the sport or with many players who play the sport in my 30-plus years as a broadcaster/reporter.

We chose Kayla Peterson, senior of the West Liberty-Salem Tigers Volleyball team. I had been told since she was a freshman, that she is an excellent interview. I found out, she is outstanding!

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Kayla not only concluded a successful career for the Tigers, but a successful senior season. She recorded 526 assists, 188 kills, 74 aces, 272 digs as the team’s setter and outside hitter. Also in 2010, she was selected Ohio Heritage Conference Player of the Year, Division III District 9 Player of the Year and 2nd Team All-Ohio honors.

West Liberty-Salem High School

With all of those great stats and accolades, Division I College Volleyball coaches would be calling. I’m sure they did, but Kayla said that she did not want to go to a big school. She was looking at a program that had a good team, had solid academics and teammates who get along and have fun, and a school and town that is small like West Liberty, Ohio.

Kayla has chosen Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia. The Battlers are an NCAA Division II  liberal arts

(courtesy of Alderson-Broaddus College)

school with 800 students, which is affiliated with American Baptist Churches and the West Virginia Baptist Convention.

The Rural school, nicknamed the Battlers, was established in 1871 with the motto of “Learning to Succeed, Learning to Serve.”

The athletics teams nickname of the “Battlers” which is derived from the 1861 Battle of Philippi. Their colors are blue and gold and they compete in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference which includes: Bluefield State, Charleston, Concord University, Davis & Elkins, Fairmont State, Glenville State, Ohio Valley University, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Seton Hill University, Shepherd University, West Liberty University, West Virginia State University, West Virginia Wesleyan University and Wheeling Jesuit University; all told, a 15-school conference.

(courtesy of WVIAC)

Alderson-Broaddus has several notable alumni:

* Lt. General John E. Jackson, President of Fork Union Military Academy.

* Richard F. Wilson, President of Illinois Wesleyan University.

* Major General Jessica L. Wright, first woman Adjunct General of Pennsylvania National Guard. The second woman to hold this position in the United States.

* Ed Schrock, United States Congressman, a Republican from Virginia, 2001-2005.

Kayla says that she’ll be a setter in college and is looking forward to being in a role that has been trained to do.

The Alderson-Broaddus finished tied for third in the WVIAC at 23-14 overall, 11-3 in the league. The Lady Battlers were 8-2 at home, 7-5 away, 8-7 on neutral courts. The kingpin of the conference is Wheeling Jesuit at 33-5 overall, 14-0 in the league; Fairmont State finished second at 20-10 overall, 12-2 in the WVIAC and Charleston at 19-10 overall and 11-3 in the WVIAC.

Kayla Peterson is pleased with her decision and she should be a good fit as Alderson-Broaddus drives for the WVIAC Volleball championship in the years to come.

Alderson-Broaddus website: www.ab.edu/

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference website: www.wviac.org

Kayla Peterson & West Liberty-Salem photos by megasportsnews.com

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY August 19, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday August 19, the 231st day of 2010. There are 134 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 19, 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere off of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812.

* In 1942, during World War II, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France. They suffered more than 50 percent in casualties.

* In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

* In 1991, a group of Soviet hard-liners annonced to a shocked world that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. The coup attempt failed two days later.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kirk Herbstreit is 41 today (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

70 Johnny Nash, singer.

70 Jill St. John, actress from Batman and James Bond movies.

64 Bill Clinton, former president.

62 Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore.

47 John Stamos, actor from General Hospital, Full House And Charmed.

45 Kyra Sedgwick, actress from The Closer and wife of Kevin Bacon.

45 Kevin Dillon, actor.

41 Kirk Herbstreit, former Ohio State QB and ESPN football analyst and WBNS Radio sports talk host.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.

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