Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 10, 2016
August 10, 2016
Olympics Style Moments:
During the preliminaries for the 100-meter women's backstroke on Sunday, Team USA swimmer KATHLEEN BAKER lost one of her pearl earrings! Yikes! The 19-year-old wears the pearls for all of her races. When she realized what happened, she put out a call on social media for her fellow swimmers to keep an eye out for the missing piece of jewelry that was lost in the depths of the Rio Olympics pool.
While other competitors were likely moving way too fast to spot the small pearl, a SCUBA diver in full gear --wetsuit, tank, flippers, and mask-- swam to the earring's rescue. Yahoo Style says the SCUBA diver recovered the pearl at the bottom of lane 3 around the 15 meter mark, where Kathleen had been swimming earlier in the day. She got it back just in time before the next day's medal race, when she took the silver. (Bartha)
Drug Bust of the Day:
Apparently there's more going on at WalMart in Amherst, New York, than meets the eye. Police in hazmat suits were lowered into a manhole in the parking lot, with help from the Buffalo Fire Department, for what they called a "routine patrol," and found what they believe to be a meth lab! Police Captain SCOTT CHAMBERLIN said the lab wasn't locked up and anyone could get to it. "We'll talk to the proper authorities to figure out what we need to do to make sure that's not accessible anymore," he said. No arrests have been made yet. (Myers)
If you'd only kept your father's copy of Action Comics number one, you'd be rich today.
The comic is the one in which a guy named Superman made his debut back in 1938 --and a very rare copy sold for $956-thousand dollars at an auction earlier this week. It cost 10-cents when it hit newsstands 78 years ago.
There's reportedly around 100 copies of that first issue still around today --and that one's not even in great condition --the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions rated it just a 5.5 on a scale of 10. If you had a 9/10 --almost mint copy-- it'd probably be worth around $3.2 million, like the one that was sold a couple of years ago.
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
The life and music of PAT BENATAR and her guitarist-husband NEIL GIRALDO will be a jukebox musical. Deadline.com says "Orange Is The New Black" writer GARY LENNON is on board to write the book and producers hope to get the show on Broadway in 2017. It's quite a story. Pat grew up in Lindenhurst on Long Island, New York, met Neil, fell in love, and have been together ever since. Pat became the first female artist on MTV and has sold millions of albums worldwide. (Marino)
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