Saturday, April 22, 2017

Erin Moran--Joanie On Happy Days

Erin Moran, who played Joanie, the bratty little sister of main character Richie Cunningham in the TV comedy Happy Days has died. Happy Days was a coming of age series that ran from the mid 70s to the mid 80s based in the 1950s, a period viewers perceived as a simpler time.
  At first it was a story of High School aged Richie Cunningham and his buddies, good kids who hung around a drive in and got often got in trouble in their attempts to meet girls and have a good time.  Joanie was the little know it all who often threatened to tell on the older brother and his friends.  Arthur Fonzarelli was the dropout interloper who was distrusted by adults, but often kept Richie and his friends out of trouble.  Eventually the Fonz became the focal point of the series.
Moran, whose recent troubles had appeared in tabloids, sadly becomes another tragic TV child actor who died too soon.

Tracy Taylor Starts A "You Tube" Channel

Tracy Taylor is starting her own You Tube Channel, a great way to connect with her fans.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Annual Maple Valley Fishing Derby This Weekend

Are you "Hooked On Fishing"?   The Maple Valley annual trout fishing derby is this weekend starting tomorrow April 21st at 3pm at Lake Wilderness Park.  The Rotary will be serving breakfast, starting at midnight Saturday and for one night, camping in tents will be allowed in the park for one night only.  There will be prizes awarded.  The fun continues until 3:00pm on Saturday.
Hooked On Fishing is jointly sponsored by the Greater Maple Valley Chamber Of Commerce, in partnership with Maple Valley Rotary and the City Of Maple Valley.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In Prison Cell

Did not see this coming, days after being acquitted in a double murder charge, former Patriot star Aaron Hernandez was found dead by hanging in his prison cell.  He was still serving a life sentence on a different murder charge.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Veep Is Back

The once a year 10 some episode season of The Veep is on again.  Selina Meyer, who lost her election for president last season, has not lost any of her charm or sincerity, because she really didn't have any in the first place.  Meyer is struggling with life as a private citizen and her staff is scattered around showing their incompetence in other fields.
Online reviews of the first three episodes ranges from bad to great.  I watched the season premier last night and found myself somewhere in the middle.
The Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer. The show, in it's sixth season, airs Sunday nights on HBO.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Former Patriots Star Acquitted

CNN reports that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found "not guilty" in the case of a double homicide outside a Boston nightclub in July of 2012.

NFL Owner Dan Rooney

Dan Rooney, son of the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers has died at 84. Rooney took over for his father, Art and guided the team to 6 Super Bowl titles, one in a controversial game with the Seattle Seahawks.
Rooney's most notable NFL contribution is probably the "Rooney Rule" which requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching positions to fill such vacancies.  It was established in 2003.
He was also appointed ambassador to Ireland in 2009 and served until 2012.