Archive | March 9, 2017

Yuri Gagarin, The First Man Ever In Space, Was Born Today, 83-Years Ago — March 9, 1934.

by Anura Guruge



I got to meet him when he visited Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka) in 1961.

I was 7 years old. But, of course, knew who he was.

I got to shake his hand.

To this day, I consider this one of the highlights of my rather uneventful life.


Wikipedia entry. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin


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360 lbs Strongman, Ex-NYPD, Gerard Benderoth, Who Shot Himself Yesterday — Was A Loon, ‘Highland Games’ Participant.

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Click here to read the March 8, 2017, story from the (incomparable) U.K. “Daily Mail
— my primary source of U.S. news.

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He has participated in the Loon, New Hampshire,
Highland Games.

This picture, which appears in the ‘Daily Mail’ article
clearly shows the Loon logo (highlighted)
and the unmistakably Loon ski lift (highlighted)

Click to ENLARGE and view here. From the above cited ‘Daily Mail’ article.


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Don McLean (As In ‘American Pie’) In Trouble In Maine — And 2016 Mugshot.

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The 2016 Mugshot in Maine.

Yikes.

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That was in May 2016, i.e., last year.

He has now been slapped with a protective order from his estranged wife.

Click here to read the March 8, 2017, story from the (incomparable) U.K. “Daily Mail
— my primary source of U.S. news.

Click these two snippets to ENLARGE and read here.


A real shame for all involved.

I like Don McLean. Always has. ‘American Pie‘ is one of my all time favorite songs.

We were really lucky to see him in Portland, Maine on July 4, 2013.



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