Bits and Pieces - September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says that the "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy. Unfortunately, so is Grand Theft Auto.
The coroner's report on Can't Buy Me Love star AMANDA PETERSON is in and it finds that she had multiple prescription drugs in her system at the time of her death on July 5th. The report says Amanda overdosed after self-medicating to deal with the pain from a hysterectomy. A week before her death, Peterson told a witness that she'd taken a "friend's" morphine for the pain. There were also traces of marijuana in her system, although she was in Colorado, where that drug is legal.
The SESAME STREET gang did a parody of When Harry Met Sally called When Cookie Met Sally. Yes, it even has the 'I'll have what she's having' scene, G-rated of course! (See here)
JUSTIN BIEBER'S new single "What Do You Mean?" has set a new record for the biggest first week ever on Spotify. Bieber got 21 million global streams in just five days, breaking the record set only a few weeks ago by One Direction's Drag Me Down. Bieber also set a new U.S. record as well.
If you want to get ahead at work, there's one three-letter word you should avoid, not to mention the four-letter ones! The three-letter word to avoid is "try." If your boss wants you to do something and you say you'll try, they probably won't be too impressed because it implies you may not do it. It also tells them you're not completely confident in your abilities. So, next time you're assigned something, just say you'll get it done.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao will retire in 2016. Arum says Pacquiao would fight once more next year, when his shoulder is healthy. Pacquiao hopes to become a senator in the Philippines later next year, and eventually become president. (See Arum here)
Elyria, Ohio's Christopher Cassell met Dawn Gibson on Craigslist and negotiated a financial deal to make her his temporary girlfriend. Unfortunately, their meeting at the local Care Free Inn was anything but for Cassell as they were joined by three other men, who beat and robbed him. To make matters worse, Cassell was forced to report the incident to his co-workers as the crooks stole his service weapon. Deputy Cassell resigned from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office where, up until this incident, he'd been described as a "good officer."
1814: During a British attack on Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
actress Jacqueline Bisset (The Deep, Dangerous Beauty, Wild Orchid) 71