WEATHER FROM OUR SPONSORS
Mint Julep Alert….. Come Saturday, the Black Tooth Brewing Company will be decked from top out, “A Day at the Derby.” It’s a benefit for the CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy with live, televised thoroughbred racing from Churchill Downs, Kentucky, including the main event, the Kentucky Derby.
Food, drink, auctions and a hat contest for the ladies and gentlemen. Roger St. Clair will be the Master of Ceremonies. It’ll be from 1-6 p.m.
Sponsors: Fletcher Construction, The Sheridan Press, Sheridan Media, Del & Peggy Acker, D&B Liquor, CHAPS Board of Directors, Farmer’s Co-Op, Husske Chiropractic, Bella Bling, Davis and Cannon, attorneys at law; First Federal Savings Banks, Prime Rate Motors, Renate Smith State Farm Insurance, Sheridan County Title Company, Vacutech, Valley Motor Honda, Dick and Jamie Hammer.
From the Newspapers-Are-Alive-And-Well, file…….
While traveling last week, it was hard not to notice the new launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone. The campaign for “the next big thing” in digital use featured the purchase of 24 full pages of advertising in the nationally-circulated newspapers, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today.
Way back when, Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), a philosopher of communication theory, pronounced “print is dead.” To prove his point, McLuhan wrote another 11 books. (The print kind, no Kindles.)
Speaking of print………
The U.S. Treasury launches a new $100 bill come Oct. 8. It’ll feature a blue 3-D ribbon to make the bills harder to counterfeit, a bit of orange ink and a bolder Benjamin Franklin.
The buzz about the new bill, according to The Wall Street Journal: some 32 percent don’t like it, some 22 percent do like it and 43 percent say it’s good for security reasons.
And there are some jokes about the new C-note:
• “It has a honing beacon so the IRS can readily find it in your pocket.”
• “If I ever saw a $100 bill, this might excite me.”
Dept. of incidental info…..
According to the National Climate Data Center, every state in the union has recorded at least one all-time high temperature of 100 degrees or more. Hitting 100 as a high would be quite a feat in Alaska, but that occurred June 27, 1915, at the Fort Yukon reporting station. Ditto for Hawaii, where 100 degrees was reportedly reached there April 27, 1931. The three highest recorded temperatures? Greenland Ranch reporting station, California, 134 degrees, July 10, 1913; Lake Havasu City, Arizona reporting station, 128 degrees, June 28, 1994; and Laughlin reporting station in Nevada, 125 degrees, June 29, 1994.
A favorite counterfeiting store.
In 2005, at a Food Lion grocery story in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., a shopper, buying beer and cigarettes, successfully paid for the transaction using a $150 bill with President George W. Bush’s image on the money.