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30 Years Ago Today Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes on Liftoff
It is hard to believe but on this day 30 years ago the Challenger space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff. On board was a crew of 7 including Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher to ever go into space. She was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in …
Big Time Fantasy Sports Days May Be Numbered
I, along with millions of other Americans like to play fantasy football. I only play the free games though, and that's the distinction that may end the games offered by sites DraftKings and FanDuel where you can win money but, it costs you to play...
British Actor, And All Around Badass, Alan Rickman Dies at 69
Seriously people...STOP DYING! Legendary British actor Alan Rickman passed away today at age 69.
The much loved British actor first shot to stardom in 1988 when he played Hans Gruber, Bruce Willis's adversary, in Die Hard.
He gained legions of fans for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the …
Three Winners in Largest Powerball Jackpot in History
If you're reading this then chances are you had to wake up this morning NOT a billionaire. Well, if it's any consolidation, the three powerball jackpot winners are only waking up millionaires this morning.
Yeah, that's right, last night's powerball jackpot (a record 1...
One Guy in Buffalo NY Having a Hard Go This Winter
Although winter here in The Crossroads has been relatively mild during an El Nino year, that is certainly not the case in Buffalo, New York.
Temperatures have flirted with the magical 0 degree mark the past couple of weeks causing snow, freezing rain and as you can tell by the pictures you're ab…
Powerball Jackpot Grows to Historic $1.3 Billion Dollars
With no winner in Saturday's huge $940 million dollar powerball drawing, this Wednesday's jackpot grew to a huge, world record, $1.3 billion dollars!
Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery, said on Sunday he was surprised to see the results of Saturday night's drawing.…
Rock Icon David Bowie Passes Away at Age 69
I couldn't believe the news when I woke up this morning. The music world has lost another icon. David Bowie, the rock and roll visionary whose career spanned six decades, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.
An official statement posted online said Bowie had passed away &am…

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