Happy 235...sure, a bit worn , tattered and hungover for many...but hey,
it's the FOURTH...
Join me live at 10 a.m. and on AM 1240 WSDR, rockriverradio.com for the stream as we celebrate AMERICA...From John Wayne to Red Skelton to Martina McBride and George M.
And no, George M. Cohan was not born on July 4, but rather July 3...Also,
Jim Morrison died on July 3...my favorite musical is "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY" - - that is my tradition. July 2 was the day many thought would be forever remembered, but...see history is cloudy on almost everything. Do not shut those out and ourselves out simply because they may get a fact wrong....we are not to know everything off the top of our heads as some suggest. However, know where to get the answers...My Tidbits and Trivia column proved that to me....
And thanks to friend for this one: just a reminder and refresher: HAPPY
Ignorance, Stupidity or Manipulation
By Walter E. Williams
People who use slavery to trash our Founding Fathers are trying to reduce respect for our Constitution....
- Memorial Day we remember and reflect and today WE celebrate...let's do just that and put politics aside, at least a little....
- Start with Mr. Ray Charles....
- AWAY WE GO....just getting up, wipe out the sleep and make breakfast and get ready to roll...
- "Star Spangled Banner" with intro by Frank Gifford...Whitney...
into "This Land is Your Land"
-Stephen Foster will always be a part of this day...
- "Over There"
Britain Holds Tribute to President Reagan...
I'm getting word
of a Biden ouster?????
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UPDATES: 7.4.11 -
One killed and another injured on South Side...
7.3.11 - Bond denied for attempted beach grab. Sycamore man had a history. Fresh off a NBC Wimbledon, it looks like it is headed to ABC-owned ESPN...oil spill at Yellowstone...Man arrested after a shooting outside BJs Tavern in Rockford...a Rockford man arrested for stabbing his girlfriend multiple times...2 in Ogle County stabbed. One arrest...
HOLIDAY MEANS HORROR FOR SOME: As fire bans continue to sweep the country, many displays have been curtailed or cancelled, as the holiday weekend is here. And, as if a gift of clean water came just in time, all Chicago area beaches have been declared open and ready for swimming. Just yesterday two were closed.
However, as expected, the revelry hasn't always been the right kind. As Friday came and went, it turns out Sterling, Illinois police are still looking for a Chicago man connected with a shooting in a neighborhood. The search continues for Clarence Hopkins. Read between the lines on this one as the victim was shot several times. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/blog/12195#ixzz1R44pyd7C
- "House I Live In" with Frank and Neil...Phil Vassar with "American Child"
Wrap It Up knows there is still one day to this holiday, but let's see where we stand now and update later, if needed.
1. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - $97 million over the three days. Total: $162.1 million
2. "Cars 2" - $25.1 million
3. "Bad Teacher" - $14.1 million
Source: Box Office Mojo
Notes: With one more day to go for their total holiday tally for "Transformer 3" it looks like it's close to nabbing $100
million over three days. That was a three day Independence Day record for a soulless film about robots. And "Cars 2" dropped 62 percent meaning it may need a little more air in the tires. It seems as if people are turning off "Green Lantern" as well. What
happened there? "Larry Crown,' The Tom Hanks vehicle did make it to double digits with $13 million but ended up in fourth. That's not good but we can chalk that up to a bad release date for this type of film. And it's not that good. I still like "Super 8" as being the surprise hit of the year. Meanwhile, "Bridesmaids" is now over $150 million and another surprise whopper of the year.
- We are the best and strongest nation in the world so enough scare tactics with the debt.
- When is it news and when is it strictly public relations.
- On September 23 will be the last "All My Children" and when people tune in to see it, you will hear, "Well, if they would
have just watched, it would not have been cancelled." It doesn't work that way. See any food joint you loved that is no longer.
FROM ABC FAMILY COMES THIS:
The “Harry Potter” weekend schedule is as follows: Just subtract an hour for us in the Midwest. That's too much work for me.
Thursday, July 7
7:30 PM –
11:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
Friday, July 8
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
– 11:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
Saturday, July 9
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
PM – 4:30 PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
4:30 PM – 7:30
PM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
Sunday, July 10
7:00 AM –
10:30 AM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
ET/PT – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET/PT –
“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT – “Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT – “Harry Potter and
the Order of the Phoenix”
Monday, July 11
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET/PT –
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
* For “Harry Potter” fans, ABC
Family has the online sweepstakes not to be missed. Fans can go to www.abcfamily.com/harrypottersweeps through Sunday,
July 10th to enter their name for a chance to win the “Harry Potter Ultimate Fan
Sweepstakes” grand prize. Fans 13 and older can enter once per day to increase
- A Boston Pops tradition as the sing-along just commenced...and "My Way" that is America to me...we are traveling this great country of ours and enjoying the music from those places as
-"My Old Kentucky Home" and "Oh Susanna" and more...
- "An American Trilogy" by Elvis
- Aaron Copeland ...enough said ...ah
- Thanks you all...I will still be here for 2 more hours but again, these type of shows drain me..
- John Wayne "Why Do I Love Her?" into Eva Cassidy's "Over the
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From Friday 7.1.11 - Dump It today notes that the BO numbers for
"Transformers 3" albeit pretty large were lower than expected. Lately I have been noting the number of theaters and, at times, the screens the film is on. And with the 9,300 screens taking this film and over 4,000 theaters it should have done more. There is, however, plenty of time with this holiday weekend upon us. The midnight showing nabbed just over $8 million, the second highest for those screenings this year. But hold on, "Harry Potter" is coming.
- "Larry Crowne"
Source: Box Office Mojo
Notes: Since "Transformers" is out, the other big ticket item is the Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts film, "Larry Crowne." It just may be the perfect
opposite film to take in. Two solid Hollywood stars is enough I would think. "Monte Carlo" also opens.
- Oh, here's a shocker. Strauss-Khan may not have
done it since the maid can't keep her story straight. So, when it was noted, at the outset, that this may be drummed up, just may be looked at again.