041312: Water Cooler News

Water Cooler News – April 13, 2012

Friday, Friday, Friday! It’s Friday which we also call “Happy Dance Friday” around here. Time to put on your dancing shoes and get ready for another weekend. As you ponder your plans it’s also time for another edition of the Water Cooler News! Making sure you have fun things to chat about!

From the off-beat news department…

  • Fake Cop Busted After Pulling Over Real Cops
  • Butt Dialing Pinches Another Crook
  • Burglar Leaves Wallet Behind

You will also find a list of historical tidbits and some notable birthdays for this day too.

Daily Mindbender Question
What is the #1 romance killer?

Answer at end of post!

Off-Beat News

“Fake Cop Busted After Pulling Over Real Cops”
A 20 year old Fort Wayne, Indiana man appeared in court after he allegedly tried to pull over a pair of off-duty police officers. Authorities say Chadwyck Voegeli allegedly activated flashing red and blue lights on a cellphone app and laughed as he motioned to the still-moving car, which unfortunately for him, contained the two officers. When one of the “real” Police Officers displayed a badge, Voegeli then drove off. He was later arrested at a bar.


“Butt Dialing Pinches Another Crook”
The phenomenon of butt dialing has landed yet another criminal behind bars. Seattle Police say n emergency dispatcher received a 44 minute – apparently accidental – 9-1-1 call on which two men could be heard “casing” cars to steal. Police weren’t able to pinpoint the source of the call but had a general idea of where the men were. A short time later a Toyota 4-Runner was reported stolen. Then four dys later, they received two more accidental 9-1-1 calls from the same number. On one call the man described the same vehicle that had been stolen. The second accidental 9-1-1 call then led an officer to the stolen vehicle.


“Burglar Leaves Wallet Behind”
Police received a major tip in the search for a man suspected of breaking into an Albuquerque resident’s car on Easter Sunday – the wallet of the suspect who reportedly did it. Alan McClelland said he found items scattered all over his car – including the lost wallet of the allegedly thief – sitting on the front seat. Police later located the suspect – Joseph Williams – and also discovered he had been booked six hours earlier on an outstanding warrant.

Historical Notes

Today Is
Scrabble Day

Notable Birthdays
Lyle Waggoner 77/actor, TV’s Wonder Woman, The Carol Burnett Show
Paul Sorvino 73/actor, Goodfellas, father of Mira
Bill Conti 70/composer, Rocky theme “(Gonna Fly Now)”
Jack Casady 68/bass, Jefferson Airplane
Tony Dow 67/actor, Wally on TV’s Leave It to Beaver
Al Green 66/singer, “Let’s Stay Together”
Max Weinberg 61/drums, E Street Band, former bandleader on TV’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Peabo Bryson 61/singer, “Beauty & the Beast,” “A Whole New World”
Jimmy Destri 58/keyboards, Blondie
Saundra Santiago 55/actress, TV’s Miami Vice
Page Hannah 48/actress, TV’s Fame
Rick Schroder 42/actor, TV’s NYPD Blue, Silver Spoons
Courtney Peldon 31/actress, Lauren on TV’s Home Improvement

Born on this day also known as the late
Howard Keel–1919-2004/actor, Kiss Me Kate
Don Adams–1923-2005/actor-comedian, TV’s Get Smart
Jett Travolta–1992-2009/son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston

Saturday, April 14
Dictionary Day
National Reach as High as You Can Day – National Reach as High as You Can Day is really about grounding yourself in reality. Don’t reach for the stars if you can’t actually touch them— know your limitations. Just reach as high as you can, and tell yourself good job.

Sunday, April 15
Income Tax Pay Day – Observed on 17th This Year
McDonald’s Day
Take A Wild Guess Day
That Sucks Day

Music History
2009 – Music producer Phil Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson after a five-month retrial.

2007 – Julian Lennon sold a “significant” share of his stake in the songs his father wrote for The Beatles to U.S. music publishing company Primary Wave.

2005 – Willie Nelson’s attorney sent a letter to a Texas senator declining to have a toll road named for the Country Music Hall of Famer.

1999 – Frederic Seaman, John Lennon’s former assistant, was sued by Yoko Ono and Capitol Records for allegedly stealing and trying to make a profit off of Lennon’s personal possessions.

1979 – David Lee Roth collapsed from exhaustion during a Van Halen show in Spokane, Washington.

1974 – The album Band on the Run by Paul McCartney And Wings started a four-week run at number one.

1974 – Elton John was at number one with “Bennie and the Jets.”

1973 – The Who’s Roger Daltrey released his first solo album, Daltrey.

1971 – The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar,” the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.

1970 – Merle Haggard won five trophies at the Academy of Country & Western Music awards in Hollywood including Single, Song and Album of the Year for Okie from Muskogee.

1968 – Bobby Goldsboro was at number one with “Honey.” It stayed there for five weeks.

1967 – The Rolling Stones gave their first concert behind the Iron Curtain at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.

1965 – Roger Miller won five trophies at the seventh annual Grammy Awards on the strength of his big hit “Dang Me.”

1965 – The Beatles recorded the song “Help!”

1965 – The Grammy for Record of the Year went to “Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto.

1962 – The Beatles made their third trip to Germany for a 48-night residency at The Star Club in Hamburg. It was during this run that Ted “Kingsize” Taylor made his infamous bootleg recordings of the band.

1950 – “In the Mood” by The Glenn Miller Orchestra was at number one.

General History
1870 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City.

1954 – Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves.

1963 – Pete Rose got his first Major League hit for the Cincinnati Reds.

1964 – Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Oscar for best actor. It was for his role in the movie Lilies of the Field.

1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par.

Daily Mindbender Answer
The #1 romance killer is “using the bathroom in front of one another”.

Yours in Water Cooler News fun!

Dr. Rus

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