Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beastmode To Play For Raiders

Sources say the Seahawks have worked a deal where running back Marshawn Lynch can come out of retirement and play for the Oakland Raiders.
The Seahawks still had the rights to Lynch, who retired after the 2015 season.  Lynch wants to play one year for Oakland, his home town.

Could Mark Cuban Run For President In 2020?

Mark Cuban's name has been brought for a run at the US presidency in 2020.
Mark Cuban seems to be no friend to Donald Trump.  To some, they seem one in the same, obnoxious billionaires.  Both have been involved in reality TV. 
However, one difference between the two gentlemen is that Cuban did not grow up wealthy.  Cuban made his wealth during the dot com boom and sold out in time to avoid the big bust. 
He bought the struggling Dallas Mavericks in 2000 and turned them into a perennially playoff team.  The team won the NBA title in 2011.
Cuban endeared himself to many local sports fans to voting against the Seattle Sonics successful bid to move to Oklahoma City.
Mark Cuban has been a regular member of the investment panel on the popular reality TV show The Shark Tank.  He seems to invest in more quirky ideas than the other panel members and is known for being the "techie" on the show. 
Cuban at one time had stated that he answered every email that he received.  I emailed him and did indeed get a response. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tracy Taylor Back On KIRO

She announced last night on facebook that she would be on KIRO 7 this morning and there she was.  Tracy who filled in on the station the week before last was back on this morning.  While Rachel was doing the traffic from the studio, Tracy was reporting from her car.  Apparently, KIRO has noticed the social media firestorm that follows when Tracy is in the news.
Thank you to Puget Sound Media for the picture.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Presentation At Seattle Holocaust Museum

In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Peter Metzelaar tells of his experience of his mother and him evading  Nazi persecution through the Dutch underground.  Non Jews risked their lives to help save Jews and other persecuted minorities.  Pete told of living in the closet of a farmhouse with planks on the floor. As the trail got hot, the pair had to seek shelter elsewhere. 
Not only did they run from the Nazi's, their country was being hit by Allied forces.
The presentation took place at the Holocaust Center For Humanity in Downtown in Seattle

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