The Sox in Fl, Why Do I Love Curling, and Other News of the Day

Was that the gloomiest weekend ever?? The weather was lousy, there was no football…..and oh yeah, the Patriots still lost.

That rain was intense! It never seemed to let up.

WE’RE ON TO A NEW WEEK

Sorry I’m late to this, but remember, I don’t do Monday.

THE SOX ARE SHOWING UP IN FLORIDA

It’s great to see the pictures from Fort Myers. If you’re looking for a good source for news and pictures, I recommend @PeteAbe on Twitter. That’s Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. He’s originally from New Bedford, went to NB High, wrote for the Standard Times and now covers the Sox.

(Photo by Peter Abraham)

I made a few trips to Florida for spring training broadcasts and had a great time.

 

DAY 3 OF THE OLYMPICS

Why am I so attracted to Curling? I started watching Curling a few years ago and started reporting on it because it was so different. It looked like it was just regular people participating. They didn’t have to train for years or live in a gym or follow some insane diet. I found out there was a Cape Cod Curling Club and actually went down there for a Media Day and actually played. Who knew?

The weather here has been a big story. The winds have been so extreme that many Alpine skiing events have been put on hold until Thursday. Now the International Olympics Committee is being asked if the Olympics might have to be extended. A spokesman for the IOC says they’re not thinking about extending the games yet. The schedule is built with delays in mind and right now they think they’ll be able to fit it all in.

 

HE MUST BE SO PROUD OF HIMSELF

Police have arrested a man they say broke into people’s homes while they attended wakes or funerals. Authorities say they began to suspect 35-year-old Randy Brunelle during an investigation into a series of break-ins on Cape Cod. Barnstable police say they followed Brunelle’s car Friday while other officers went to homes of residents attending funerals. Officers discovered a break-in and pulled Brunelle over. He had missing in his pockets. Brunelle, who police nicknamed the “obit bandit,” is facing multiple charges. In 2012 he served an 18-month prison sentence for breaking into a police officer’s home as the officer attended his mother’s funeral.

 

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS, NEWS

A musical based on the music of Huey Lewis and the News will be heading to Broadway. Lewis says in a video announcement the musical is an original story and not about the band. Casting and run dates have not yet been announced.

 

RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN

Dean Booras from California thought he was doing a nice thing when he cleaned his fiance’s ring, wrapped it in toilet paper and left it by the sink to dry. You guessed it, his fiance Hayleigh Morrisey, flushed the paper and the ring down the toilet by accident. She thought there was no way they would ever see it again. That set off a frantic search, yes through the sewer pipes, and the neighbors even helped. Neighbor Brett Gunari said he watched a bunch of YouTube videos to know how to use the snake with a wand. That lead to cutting some pipes and digging and then sifting. Two days later another neighbor suggested they turn on the bathtub, flush the toilet, and dump 2 five gallon buckets of water into the toilet all at once. And it worked! The ring was located and they all have a great story to tell.

 

WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW

A German shepherd that was badly injured in a highway accident a few years ago will be among the nearly 2,900 dogs taking part in the Westminster Kennel Club show that begins today in New York. America’s most prestigious dog competition leads up to the best in show being picked Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Fanucci, the German Shepard, was so shattered and bloodied after jumping out of a broken-down van hooked to a speeding tow truck, his life was in jeopardy. Co-owner Stephanie Schrock said “For half an hour, we thought about whether we needed to euthanize him.” His road will be a lot smoother today when he steps onto the carpeted ring at the Westminster Kennel Club.

 

SNEEZING WHILE DRIVING

Authorities say a sneeze sent a North Dakota woman into a crash with a semi-truck. The Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Michele Eckmann was traveling north on Highway 281 Friday when she sneezed, causing her SUV to drift onto the southbound lane and into truck’s path. The truck driver tried to avoid the collision, but the SUV struck the tanker trailer, which was loaded with gasoline, before coming to rest in the center of the road. Eckmann was taken to a hospital. The truck driver wasn’t hurt and no gas was spilled from the tanker.

 

DATEBOOK

That’s 10 Score and 9 years ago, I checked.

On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Kentucky.

On Feb. 12 ,1914, groundbreaking took place for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (A year later on this date, the cornerstone was laid.)

On Feb. 12, 2000, “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz died at his home in San Francisco after battling colon cancer. He was 77.

BIRTHDAYS

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell is 84

Michael McDonald is 66

THIS IS…..

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY
Over time files and programs that are unused on your PC clog the memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other data. They may also slow down your computer.

 

THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY

“Let every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be.”

 

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