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|Morning Trivia: He was a ski and snowboarding filmmaker. He was the founder of the company that bears his name and he produced, directed, and narrated films until 1988. His credits include over 750 sports films, several books, and hundreds of published non-fiction stories. Who was he?|
The Seahawks were winners at Wembley. Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, including one off a botched snap in the second quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders yesterday in London. It was a London-record crowd of 84,922. Sebastian Janikowski, who joined the Seahawks in the offseason after 17 seasons with the Raiders, made two field goals. Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, playing in his first game against his former team, was held to 45 yards on 13 carries. With that win, Peter Carroll is now the winningest head coach in Seahawks history with 91 wins. Mike Holmgren has 90. Chuck Knox had 83. Seattle now comes back stateside and has a bye this next weekend. Then they are off to Detroit to face the Lions the 28th.
A heartbreaker for the Huskies. C.J. Verdell scored on a 6-yard run in overtime and now No. 12 Oregon knocked off now No. 15 Washington 30-27 on Saturday. Verdell finished with 111 yards but none were sweeter for the Ducks than the final 6, when he sprinted nearly untouched on third-and-goal and set off a wild celebration in the east end zone of Autzen Stadium. The Ducks were fortunate to reach overtime after Washington kicker Peyton Henry missed a 37-yard field-goal attempt on the final play of regulation. Henry's kick was wide right. Two years ago, the Huskies snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Ducks with a 70-21 thumping of Oregon at Autzen. Last year it was a 38-3 rout in Seattle, two straight seasons of the Ducks being humbled by their neighbors to the north after a decade of dominance by Oregon. Washington's defense hadn't allowed a team to score more than 24 points all season. Oregon is the fourth team in the past two seasons to reach the 30-point mark against Washington. Up next, the Huskies return home to host Colorado Saturday. For Oregon, the Ducks are at Washington State Saturday. The Cougars had a bye this past weekend.
Even with the bye, the Cougars managed to claw their way to No. 25 on the new AP Top 25 Poll. That just in time for ESPN to take its ESPN's College GameDay to Washington State University. For the first time ever, the popular college football pre-game show is being broadcast directly from Pullman, just in time for the game against the University of Oregon. Fans have tried for years to lure the show to campus, and now -- for the biggest game of the year so far for the Cougs, against a team who just pulled off an upset win against Univeristy of Washington -- it's all coming together.
In baseball, we're down to four teams in two series and both best-of-seven affairs are tied at a game each. Last night, David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros. An off day for the American League Championship Series today as the teams travel to Houston and get set for game three tomorrow afternoon at 2:09. Yesterday was a travel day for the National League as the Milwaukee Brewers and LA Dodgers headed to California for their game three this afternoon at 4:39.
Birthdays: Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca is 94; singer-songwriter Barry McGuire -- known for the hit song Eve of Destruction -- is 83; Alice, actress Linda Lavin is 81; actress, director and producer -- she rose to fame in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on Laverne & Shirley and she directed Big, A League of Their Own and others -- Penny Marshall is 75; from The Carpenters, musician Richard Carpenter is 72; singer Chris de Burgh is 70; one of the original members of The Jackson Five, singer Tito Jackson is 65; actress Tanya Roberts is 63; TV Chef Emeril Lagasse is 59; and Fergie -- Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York -- is also 59.
It's Grouch Day. If you're a grouch then this day is just for you. Today's the day you have an excuse to be grouchie all day long but remember ... tomorrow you have to go back to being nice again until next October 15th. It's Take Your Parents To Lunch Day. You should totally do this. It won't cost a dime since you know mom and dad will insist on paying.
Calendar notes: On this date in 1939, the New York Municipal Airport (later renamed LaGuardia Airport) was dedicated. In 1951, the first episode of I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley, aired on CBS. In 1973, the Supreme Court voted not to review a 1971 Federal Communications Commission directive that broadcasters ban songs with drug-oriented lyrics, In 1989, Wayne Gretzky became the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL. In 2011, Legoland Florida opened in Winter Haven, Florida.
There was no winner in either of the two national lotteries over the weekend. Tomorrow night's Mega Million jackpot has grown to $654 million and Wednesday’s Powerball is $345 million.
As expected, Venom won the weekend box office race again, bringing in almost $36 million. Globally the Sony-Marvel anti-superhero flick has made close to $380 million. A Star is Born was second, followed by the new Ryan Gossling historical drama First Man.
Trivia Answer: Warren Miller who would have been 94 today. He died earlier this year. He was born in Hollywood. As a young man he took up the hobbies of skiing, surfing, and photography. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. Upon his discharge in 1946, Miller bought his first 8mm movie camera. He and a friend moved to Sun Valley, where they worked as ski instructors. In their free time, they filmed each other skiing to critique and improve their ski techniques. After Miller showed his films to other friends, with accompanying commentary, he began to get invitations to show and narrate them at parties. In 1949, he founded Warren Miller Entertainment and began producing one feature-length ski film per year. He borrowed money to rent halls and theaters, and charged admission to his shows. He booked show halls near ski resorts so that he could film the next year's footage during the day, and show the current film in the evening. Before long he was showing his films in 130 cities a year. Miller continued to head Warren Miller Entertainment until the late 1980s when he sold the company. The company still produces a new film every year, but Miller himself has not been actively involved since 2004. Miller and his wife of 30 years, Laurie, lived on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle. Miller died January 24th of this year on Orcas Island. Warren Miller's Face of Winter is coming to the Washington Center on November 8th.
|Morning Trivia: He's best remembered for as the youngest son, Nicholas Bradford, on the television series Eight is Enough, which ran for five seasons, from 1977 to 1981. After leaving that show, he made guest appearances on The Love Boat, CHiPS, Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man, St. Elsewhere, Baywatch, and others. Who is he?|
It's now the final four in the World Series tournament. On the National League side, the best-of-seven League Championship series starts tonight at 5:09 with the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the LA Dodgers. For the American League, things get started tomorrow afternoon at 1:09 with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Houston Astros.
The No. 7 University of Washington Huskies are in Oregon. They're in Eugene to battle the No. 17 Oregon Ducks tomorrow afternoon at 12:30.
The Washington State Cougars face those same Ducks next weekend, Saturday the 20th, at Martin Stadium. The Cougs have a bye this weekend.
The Seahawks are across the big pond. The Hawks are in England. They take on the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium Sunday morning at 10:00.
Birthdays: From Sam & Dave, singer Sam Moore is 83; the current host of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace is 71; actress and singer Susan Anton is 68; actor Hugh Jackman is 50; from Growing Pains, actor Kirk Cameron is 48; and ski-racer Bode Miller is 41.
Today is Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day -- a time to admire the energy of children. Today is the Day of Six Billion, when the world population reached six billion people on this date in 1999. World population reached one billion in 1804. Now another billion is added about every 12 years. Today is International Moment of Frustration Day. To share any or all of our frustrations, all citizens of the world will go outdoors at twelve hundred hours Greenwich time and scream for thirty seconds. We will all feel better ... or the Earth will go off its axis and out of orbit.
Calendar notes: On this date in 1938, filming began on The Wizard of Oz. In 1971, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar debuted on Broadway. In 1988, the Poison single Every Rose Has Its Thorn was released. In 1991, Nirvana's album, Nevermind was certified gold by the RIAA. In 1997, singer John Denver was killed at age 53 in the crash of his privately built aircraft in Monterey Bay, California. In 2004, the Seattle Storm won their first WNBA title with a 74-60 victory over the Connecticut Sun. In 2006, the Dow Jones industrial average advanced over 11,900 for the first time.
Here's a quick tip for the next time you make a quick trip to the grocery store: don't pull a cart, don't use a basket. If you only need a few items, fill up your arms instead. The experts say that with no way to cart around extras, you'll limit impulse purchases.
Trivia Answer: Adam Rich who turns 50 today. Rich won the role of Nicholas at the age of eight. A distinctive feature of his appearance during his years as a child actor was his pageboy haircut, which inspired thousands of parents of that era to imitate the look for their young sons. His role as Nicholas led him to be known as "America's little brother." At the age of 14, he tried smoking marijuana, and at 17, in 1986, he dropped out of high school. He almost died of a Valium overdose in 1989. His adult life has been troubled by substance abuse and numerous arrests for drug offenses, shoplifting, and breaking and entering. In 1991 he was arrested and charged with attempted burglary of a pharmacy. In 2002, he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). He has been in drug rehabilitation at least three times. He currently occasionally makes personal appearances and is marketing script ideas for TV shows and films.
|Morning Trivia: From 1965 until September of 1975, NBC ran The Best of Carson -- reruns of The Tonight Show -- on either Saturday or Sunday nights, at the local affiliates' discretion. In 1974, Johnny Carson announced that he wanted the weekend shows pulled and saved so that they could be aired during weekdays, allowing him to take time off. NBC then approached Lorne Michaels, wanting to create a variety show that would push the boundaries with its edgy style of humor. The show was set -- NBC's Saturday Night -- and on this date in 1975, it debuted starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner. The guests on that first episode were Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian, and Billy Preston. Who was the first host?|
The Seahawks are off to England. Is Bobby Wagner excited? He says, "The flight, no. London, yes." The Seahawks match up with the Oakland Raiders Sunday morning at 10:00. The team flew out last night and expects to land in London this afternoon -- this afternoon in London anyway, they're eight hours ahead of us. The NFL has played games annually in London since 2007 -- the Seahawks-Raiders game is the first of three being played there this year -- as part of the league's goal to continually expose the game to an international audience. The game was originally scheduled for a new stadium in Tottenham. But it was moved to Wembley in August due to what were officially termed as "issues with the critical safety systems"’ within the stadium at Tottenham. The Seahawks will practice today and tomorrow at a grass field adjacent to their hotel won’t step foot in Wembley until Sunday.
The No. 7 University of Washington Huskies travel to Eugene to battle No. 17 Oregon Saturday at 12:30. The Huskies have won the last two meetings against the Ducks.
The Washington State Cougars have a bye this weekend. The Cougars return to action when they host Oregon on Saturday the 20th at Martin Stadium. A win over the Ducks would clinch WSU’s fourth consecutive postseason berth – a program-first.
Birtthdays: Daryl Hall -- the Hall in Hall & Oates -- is 72; Senator Patty Murray is 68; sportscaster Jon Miller is 67; football's Steve Young is 57; actress Joan Cusack is 56; guitarist for the Gin Blossoms, Scott Johnson is also 56; actor Luke Perry is 52; actress Jane Krakowski is 50; golfer Michelle Wie is 29; and rapper Cardi B is 26.
Today is Anniversary Day for the Clintons -- Bill and Hillary. They married on this date in 1975 -- when Bill was 29 and Hillary was 27. Today is You Go, Girl Day, celebrating Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space. Today is Face Your Fears Day. Today is National Sausage Pizza Day. This is Pet Peeve Week. What's your pet peeve?
Calendar notes: On this date in 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: an electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in Congress. Members of Congress rejected it. In 1975, Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC-TV, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner. The first host was George Carlin. In 1983, the last hand-cranked telephone system in the US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial service. In 1990, Nirvana had it's first show with David Grohl on drums. In 2002, former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize.
A new study says a third of us regularly drive while stressed -- and half of those who are stressed blame other drivers. What stresses us out the most? Being tailgated.
Trivia Answer: George Carlin. Originally, the show was called NBC's Saturday Night, as the name Saturday Night Live was in use by rival network ABC. NBC purchased the rights to the name in 1976 and officially adopted the new title in 1977.
|Morning Trivia: He was born Bloomington, Indiana. His dad was an ophthalmologist. In the early 1960s, this guy's uncle owned a nightclub in New York City where the likes of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix were performing and hanging out. At seven-years-old, he got his first taste of show business from the inside by hanging out at the nightclub. In his teens, he moved to Pasadena, California. By the time he was in his late teens, he was singing solo as well as with a group called The Red Ball Jets. Another Los Angeles area group, Mammoth, occasionally rented The Red Ball Jets' PA system. He would eventually be invited to join Mammoth as lead singer, an invitation he quickly accepted. In 1974, the band was informed that another act was already using the name Mammoth, so they changed their name to what we know them as. Name the guy and name the band.|
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees last night 4-3 to claim the American League Championship. The World Series tournament is now down to the final four. The best-of-seven National League Championship series launches Friday night with the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the LA Dodgers. The American League Championship Series starts Saturday with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Houston Astros.
Sunday marks the first time Beastmode is playing against the Seahawks since he retired following the 2015 season, only to return to the NFL as an Oakland Raider in 2017. Marshawn Lynch leads the Raiders’ rushing attack against the Seahawks this Sunday in London. Kickoff Sunday morning at 10:00.
Birthdays: Actor and author Peter Coyote is 77; singer and songwriter John Prine is 72; actor and dancer Ben Vereen is also 72; author Nora Roberts is 68; former Seattle Supersonic Gus Williams is 65; singer Tanya Tucker is 60; football's Brett Favre is 49; and racecar driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is 44.
It's International Newspaper Carrier Appreciaton Day. Talk about your vanishing breed. Today honors everyone who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier. Today is World Mental Health Day, sponsored by the United Nations. Today is Really Clean the Sink Day. Whichever sink you want. Today is National Angel Food Cake Day.
Calendar notes: On this date In 1962, the BBC banned Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Monster Mash because it made mention of potentially offensive horror movies. In 1970, Neil Diamond scored his first #1 song with Cracklin’ Rosie. In 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with evasion of federal income tax. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a law authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. In 1978, Steve Perry joined Journey as their new lead singer. In 1980, actor Billy Thomas died of a heart attack at age 49. He starred in 89 Our Gang films as Buckwheat. In 1990 an imposter appeared as Buckwheat on ABC's TV news program 20/20. In 2001, Styx's Dennis DeYoung sued the rest of the band for going on tour without him and for allegedly misusing the Styx logo. In 2003, Rush Limbaugh annouced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he was going to check into a rehab center. In 2005, Angela Merkel became the first woman chancellor of Germany.
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won artist of the year at the fan-voted show last night in Los Angeles, beating out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone for the top prize. She said, "This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people? The midterm elections on November 6th."
If you've ever said you'd "sleep on it" before making an important choice, you might have been on to something. According to new research, taking a little catnap may help you pick the best option when faced with a challenging decision.
Halloween is going to the dogs -- and the cats, and the rodents. According to a survey, 51 percent of all pet owners plan to dress their animals in costumes for Halloween this year.
Trivia Answer: David Lee Roth who turns 64 today. Roth was ranked nineteenth by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Singers of All Time. The band Mammoth featured Alex Van Halen on drums and Edward Van Halen singing and playing lead guitar. It was at Roth's urging that the group changed their name to Van Halen.
|Morning Trivia: He was a bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, he was best known as the original bass guitarist for The Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who in 1990. Who was he?|
The World Series field keeps shrinking. We're getting closer. The Houston Astros beat Cleveland 11 to 4 yesterday to eliminate the Indians. The Astros win the series 3-games-to-none. The Astros now await the winner of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox series for the ALCS. The Sox flexed their offensive muscle last night downing the Yankees 16 to 1. Boston now leads that series two-games-to-one. The same two teams go at it again tonight at 5:07 in the Bronx. The LA Dodgers also won yesterday beating the Atlanta Braves 6 to 2. So the NLCS is now set as the Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers kick things off on Friday.
Birthdays: Singer, songwriter, musician, author, actress Nona Hendryx is 74; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne is 70; television personality and Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne is 66; actor Scott Bakula is 64; former NFL player and coach Mike Singletary is 60; singer P.J. Harvey is 49; the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono -- he was born on his father's 35th birthday -- Sean Lennon is 43; best known as Brad on Home Improvement, actor Zachery Ty Bryan is 37; and the winner of season 10 of American Idol, Scotty McCreery, is 25.
Today is National Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day. Today is Leif Erickson Day, celebrating his discovery of North America in the year 1000. Today is Moldy Cheese Day. What's all the egg-citement about? No yolk, today is World Egg Day. Today is Curious Events Day. Kinda peaks one's curiosity, doesn't it? Why does this day exist? Who created it? What curious events are held today? The questions go on, and on, and on.
Calendar notes: On this date ini 1872, Aaron Montgomery started his mail order business with the delivery of the first mail order catalog. The firm later became Montgomery Ward. In 1917, Clarence Saunders patented the self-service grocery store. He called his store Piggly Wiggly. In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series. The win would be later tainted when eight Chicago White Sox were charged with throwing the game. The incident became known as the "Black Sox" scandal. In 1946, the first electric blanket went on sale. It was in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1971, Van Morrison released his single Wild Night. It was his final top 40 hit in America, peaking at number 28. In 1980, John Lennon released the single (Just Like) Starting Over on his 40th birthday. The same day, Yoko Ono hired a plane to skywrite Happy Birthday over New York. Starting Over went to number one the next month. In 1985, iIn New York City’s Central Park, Yoko Ono dedicated a 2½-acre memorial garden called Strawberry Fields to John Lennon. In 1986, the musical Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber opened in London. In 1995, recently acquitted of murder charges, OJ Simpson agreed to a live one-hour interview with NBC News. He pulled out two days later, saying he feared he was being "set up." In 2003, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the US budget deficit for the 2003 fiscal year would be $374 billion, the largest ever.
On TV tonight, it's the 2018 American Music Awards. Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross hosts the awards show, with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign and Taylor Swift. Aretha Franklin is being remembered in performances by Gladys Knight, CeCe Winans and more. It's tonight on ABC.
Trivia Answer: John Entwistle who was born on this date in 1944. In 2011, he was voted as the greatest bass guitarist of all time in a Rolling Stone magazine reader's poll, and in its special 100 Greatest Bass Players issue in 2017, Bass Player Magazine named Entwistle at number seven. Entwistle died in Room 658 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 27th of 2002, one day before the scheduled first show of The Who's 2002 United States tour. The Clark County medical examiner determined that his death was due to a heart attack induced by a cocaine overdose. Entwistle was 57 years old.
|Morning Trivia: He was a football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League for 39 years, from 1972 until his death in 2011. Prior to becoming the principal owner of the Raiders, he served as the team's head coach from 1963 to 1965 and part owner from 1966 to 1971, assuming both positions while the Raiders were part of the American Football League (AFL). He also served as the commissioner of the AFL in 1966. He was known for his motto "Just win, baby." Who was he?|
Todd Gurley rushed for three touchdowns, Jared Goff passed for 321 yards and a score, and the Los Angeles Rams remained unbeaten by holding off the Seattle Seahawks 33-31 yesterday. Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns and Seattle had a running back top 100 yards rushing for a third straight game as Chris Carson rumbled for 116 yards. Seattle now makes the trip to London to face the Oakland Raiders Sunday.
Myles Gaskin rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns, Jake Browning passed for 265 yards and Washington beat UCLA 31-24 on Saturday. With that win, the Dawgs move up three spots in the AP Top 25. The Bruins, who are in their first year under coach Chip Kelly, fell to 0-and-5 for the first time since 1943. They are 0-2 in the Pac-12. Washington travels to now No. 17 Oregon Saturday. The Huskies have won the last two meetings against the Ducks.
The Washington State Cougars braved a few uneasy moments from Oregon State and their highly-touted rookie running back Saturday night. The Coougs ended up with a 56-37 win over the Beavers. Now it's a bye week for WSU. The Cougars host Oregon on October 20th at Martin Stadium. A win over the Ducks in two weeks would clinch WSU’s fourth consecutive postseason berth – a program-first.
The road to the World Series is becoming a little less crowded. In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers eliminated the Colorado Rockies yesterday, sweeping that Division Series three-games-to-none. Facing elimination, the Atlanta Braves managed to hold off the LA Dodgers, 6-5, to fight another day. That day is today. NLDS Game 4 with the Dodgers at Atlanta is this afternoon. That game gets bookended by the two American League Division Series games: The Houston Astros at Cleveland to face the Indians, and the Boston Red Sox are in New York against the Yankees.
Birthdays: Rona Barret is 82; Crocodile Dundee in the Crocodile Dundee films, actor Paul Hogan is 78; the Reverend Jesse Jackson is 77; actor and comedian Chevy Chase is 75; the author of the Goosebumps books, R.L. Stine is also 75; actress Sigourney Weaver is 69; from Kool & The Gang, singer Robert “Kool” Bell is 68; singer CeCe Winans is 54; actor Matt Damon is 48; and singer-songwriter Peter Gene Hernandez better known by his stage name, Bruno Mars is 33.
Today is Fire Prevention Day, the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, when legend says Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern. Over 98,000 people were left homeless by the fire. Today is National Fluffernutter Day -- a fluffernutter is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. It is now a classic American treat enjoyed in school cafeterias, college dorms, and local diners nationwide. Today is American Touch Tag Day, a a day to play Touch Tag -- the child's game of Tag. Not sure whey it was titled "American." Tag has been played by children for thousands of years, going back as far as Ancient Egypt. World Tag Day would be more appropriate.
Calebdar notes: On this date in 1957, the Brooklyn Baseball Club announced that it had accepted a deal to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles. In 1966, the US government declared that LSD was illegal. In 1971, John Lennon recorded Imagine. In 1988, the Columbia University football team broke a 5-year, 44-game losing streak by defeating Princeton 16-13. Also in 1988, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon dropped out of the Billboard Top 200 album chart, 741 weeks after it first debuted there. In 1997, Frito-Lay announced it had purchased the 104-year-old Cracker Jack brand from Borden Foods. In 2001, President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security. In 2003, some $19 billion in peach-colored, redesigned $20 bills made their official debut throughout the US. In 2004, at Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia, Martha Stewart began serving a five-month prison sentence, imposed for lying about a stock sale.
The average American’s workload increases by nearly a third when covering for a coworker, according to new research. And over half of people saying covering for a coworker is a 'significantly stressful event.'
Trivia Answer: Al Davis who died on this date in 2011. Under Davis' management, the Raiders became one of the NFL's most successful and popular teams . Although the franchise would enter a period of decline in his final years, the Raiders would enjoy many successes during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Super Bowl titles. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. Davis was active in civil rights, refusing to allow the Raiders to play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels. He was the first NFL owner to hire an African American head coach and a female chief executive. He was also the second NFL owner to hire a Latino head coach (Tom Flores). He remains the only executive in NFL history to be an assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner, and owner. Davis died at the age of 82 in Oakland. In the years after, Al's son, Mark Davis, and the Raiders created the Al Davis torch. The gas operated torch is at the Oakland Coliseum and is lit by a former Raiders player or coach prior to each Raider home game. A torch that will rise 120 feet above the main concourse is planned for the future home of the Raiders at Las Vegas Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Morning Trivia: He was a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. Who was he?|
He was a kid at the time, all of 19 years old and about to conclude his first NBA season. He stood on the court in green and gold, waving his arms up and down, asking for more noise from the home crowd begging for another chance to see the home team play. That was more than 10 years ago. Kevin Durant was that kid. The Seattle SuperSonics was his team. A decade later, Durant will be back in that same building, again likely to be waving his arms toward what is expected to be a sold out sea of green and gold. KeyArena, the former home of the Sonics, will host its final tonight when Durant's Golden State Warriors meet the Sacramento Kings in an NBA preseason game. It will then be shuttered and remodeled from top to bottom. It's the first NBA game there since that April night in 2008 when Durant was on the floor as the Sonics played their final home game amid chants of "Save Our Sonics" before moving to Oklahoma City. He spent only his rookie season in the Emerald City, but the connection remains strong. When the Warriors and Kings take the floor, it will have been 3,827 days between NBA games in the building.
The University of Washington Huskies are at the Rose Bowl to face the winless UCLA Bruins tomorrow. FOX has the game. Kickoff at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon. Then tomorrow night at 6:00, the Washington State Cougars play the Oregon State Beavers at Corvallis.
The Seattle Seahawks are back home this weekend. They host the undefeated Los Angeles Rams Sunday afternoon at 1:25.
The Milwaukee Brewers took game one of their NLDS against the Colorado Rockies yesterday 3-2. After that, the LA Dodgers shut out the Atlanta Braves in game one of their NLDS, 6-nuttin'. There are four games on tap today. It's game one of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros this morning at 11:05. That's followed by NLDS Game 2 with the Rockies and Brewers at 1:15, ALDS Game 1 between the New York Yankees and the Red Sox is in Boston at 4:30, and then NLDS Game 2 with the Braves and the Dodgers is at 6:37.
Birthdays: Former coach Barry Switzer is 81; singer and guitarist Steve Miller is 75; from AC/DC, Brian Johnson who became the lead singer of AC/DC after the death of Bon Scott, is 71; Live Aid organizer, singer-songwriter Bob Geldof is 67; guitarist and founding member of The Counting Crows, David Bryson is 57; hockey great Mario Lemieux is 53; actress Kate Winslet is 43; Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is 40; Good Charlotte bassist Paul Thomas is 38; and Paris' sister, socialite Nicky Hilton is 35.
Today is Do Something Nice Day. So go ahead, do something nice, anything nice. Today is World Teachers' Day as sponsored by the UN. Today is Long Walk Day. David Kunst walked around the world, beginning June 20th of 1970 and ending on October 5th of 1974. It took him 4 years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed four continents and walked 14,450 miles, but he accomplished what he set out to do. Go out for a walk today, maybe walk around the blockl or the park.
Calendar notes: On this date in 1969, Monty Python's Flying Circus debuted on BBC television. In 1975, Harry Chapin released Cats in the Cradle. In 1979, the movie 10 starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, and Bo Derek opened in 650 theaters. In 1988, in a debate between candidates for vice president of the US, Democratic Lloyd Bentsen told Republican Dan Quayle, "You're no Jack Kennedy." In 1989, evangelist Jim Bakker was convicted of using his TV show to defraud followers of over $150-million. In 1997, when the First United Methodist Church women's group in Tulsa lit all 95 candles on Mabel McCullough's birthday cake, it set off the fire alarm. It did not trigger the sprinkler system, but five engines and two ladder companies of firefighters showed up for the party. In 2003, a Brazilian mother and daughter who hadn't seen each other for 17 years met up when they were put in the same prison cell in a Sao Paulo prison. The daughter, arrested for robbery, had run away from home at age eight. Mom was doing time for drug dealing.
Trivia Answer: He was born Jacob Cohen but we know him as Rodney Dangerfield. He died on this date in 2004. Early on, as a struggling comic, he came to realize that what he lacked was an image -- a well-defined on-stage persona that audiences could relate to, and that would distinguish him from similar comics. He began to develop a character for whom nothing goes right. He took the name Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfield's career peaked during the early 1980s, when he began acting in hit comedy movies. One of Dangerfield's more memorable performances was in the 1980 golf comedy Caddyshack, in which he played a nouveau riche developer who was a guest at a golf club and began shaking up the establishment of the club's old guard. His role was initially smaller, but because he and fellow cast members Chevy Chase and Bill Murray were so deft at improvisation, their roles were greatly expanded (much to the chagrin of some of their castmates). His appearance in Caddyshack led to starring roles in Easy Money and Back To School. Unlike his stand-up persona, his comedy film characters were portrayed as successful and generally popular—if still loud, brash and detested by the wealthy elite. Dangerfield resented being confused with his on-stage persona. Although his wife Joan described him as "classy, gentlemanly, sensitive and intelligent," he was often treated like the loser he played. In his 2004 autobiography, It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs, which was released posthumously, he confessed to being a longtime marijuana smoker. In fact, the book's original title was My Love Affair With Marijuana. n April 8, 2004, Dangerfield underwent brain surgery to improve blood flow in preparation for heart valve-replacement surgery on August 24, 2004. Upon entering the hospital, he uttered another characteristic one-liner when asked how long he would be hospitalized: "If all goes well, about a week. If not, about an hour and a half." In September 2004, it was revealed that Dangerfield had been in a coma for several weeks. Afterward, he began breathing on his own and showing signs of awareness when visited by friends. He died on October 5, 2004 -- a month and a half shy of his 83rd birthday -- from complications of the surgery he had undergone in August. His headstone reads, "Rodney Dangerfield... There goes the neighborhood.
Dangerfield's one-liner style of comedy:
|Morning Trivia: Word is that Maroon 5 is providing the halftime entertainment at the upcoming Super Bowl. Can you name five of the acts that have performed at the Super Bowl since 2000?|
Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer in the first inning, Luis Severino atoned for flopping in his postseason debut last year, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 last night to win the American League Wild Card game. Now it's back to the National League. It's NLDS Game 1 between the Colorado Rockies and the Brewers in Milwaukee this afternoon at 2:07. It's also NLDS Game 1 between the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers in Los Angeles at 5:37. Four games on tap tomorrow. ALDS Game 1 between the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros is in Texas at 11:05. That's followed by NLDS Game 2 with the Rockies and Brewers at 1:15, ALDS Game 1 between the New York Yankees and the Red Sox in Boston, and then NLDS Game 2 with the Braves and the Dodgers at 6:37.
Birthdays: Author Anne Rice -- perhaps best known for her series, The Vampire Chronicles -- is 77; baseball's Tony La Russa is 74; actress Susan Sarandon is 72; actor Armand Assante is 69; one of the Pet Shop Boys, Chris Lowe is 59; singer Jon Secada is 56; actress Alicia Silverstone is 42; and actress Dakota Johnson is 29.
Today is International Toot Your Flute Day, a day to promote yourself. It’s National Taco Day. Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos. Today is Dick Tracy Day, marking the comic strip detective's debut on this date in 1931 in the Detroit Daily Mirror as Plainclothes Tracy. World Space Week begins today, sponsored by the UN. And today is National Frappe Day, time to make, or buy, and drink your favorite Frappe. One might consider Frappes to have an identity crisis. The Frappe is made of many different things. The dictionary definition of Frappes is that it is an ice cream beverage drink. So, what's with all of the confusion? First of all, some definitions and recipes, are the same as the ingredients for a milkshake. Also, many frappe recipes do not call for ice cream at all. Some use whipped cream. Other recipes use yogurt in place of ice cream. Other recipes still, include alcohol. Do you care what the official definition of Frappes is? Of course not.
Calendar notes: On this date in 1892, after much litigation, the US Court of Appeals upheld Thomas Edison's claim he was the sole inventor of the incandescent light bulb. In 1957, Leave it to Beaver debuted on CBS Television. In 1965, The Beatles' Yesterday topped the singles chart. In 1970, Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose at the Landmark Motel in Hollywood. The 27- year-old had just finished recording her second solo album, Pearl. In 1980, in California, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac presented the USC Trojan Marching Band with a platinum record for their contribution to the Tusk album. In 1986, two thugs attacked CBS anchor Dan Rather in New York's Central Park, beating him and repeatedly asking, "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" The phrase was later used by R.E.M. for a song on the 1994 album Monster. In 2011, Katy Perry released the song The One That Got Away here in the US.
A new study says parents have just 32 minutes to themselves every day and many have to hide from their kids to get a breather. The average parent polled said they hide from their children four times a week.
A hug really does make you feel better after an argument. Researchers found holding hands also improves a person's mood after a conflict, and the effect lasts into the next day. The team at Carnegie Mellon University found those who shared a hug with the person they’d fought with were less likely to harbor negative feelings in the hours and days after.
Trivia Answer: Super Bowl performers:
2017 - Lady Gaga
|Morning Trivia: He is a professional golfer who has competed on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. A former World No. 1, he has won 64 professional tournaments, most notably the Masters Tournament in 1992, and the Players Championship in 1984 and 1996. In August of 2011, he won his first senior major at the Senior Players Championship and followed this up in July 2012 when he won the Senior British Open Championship. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname "Boom Boom". A few years ago, be was a part of the Grand Opening of Little Creek Casino Resort's new golf course at Salish Cliffs Golf Club. Who is he?|
The NFL suspended Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks indefinitely yesterday after he pleaded guilty last month to federal insider trading charges. Kendricks was suspended under the personal-conduct policy. A suspension had been anticipated since his guilty plea in early September. Seattle signed Kendricks prior to Week 2 because of a need at linebacker with K.J. Wright out following knee surgery. It was a controversial signing since Kendricks had pleaded guilty in federal court only days earlier. Kendricks is not expected to be sentenced until January.
The Colorado Rockies topped the Chicago Cubs, 2-1. in 13 innings in a nearly five hour epic National League wild-card game. The Rockies move on to face the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS starting tomorrow. The Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves meet in the other NLDS tomorrow. Tonight at 5:00 is the American League Wild Card featuring the Oakland Athletics in New York against the Yankees. The winner advances to the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox starting Friday. The Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros meet up in the other ALDS.
The NBA is officially returning to Seattle for the first time in a decade -- for a preseason game. Kevin Durant is back in Seattle as the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings play at Key Arena on Friday night.
It seems almost certain Seattle will be getting an NHL team. The question is when. Commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December.
Birthdays: The guy that brought us The Twist, singer Chubby Checker is 77; the Roy portion of Siegfried & Roy, magician Roy Horn is 74; formerly with Fleetwood Mac, singer-songwriter-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is 69; musician Keb' Mo' -- he's at the Washington Center on Thursday the 11th -- is 67; the reverend Al Sharpton is 64; Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is 56; singer Gwen Stefani is 49; Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson is 47; singer India.Arie is 43; and singer Ashlee Simpson is 34.
The Nottingham Goose Fair is on in England. It started yesterday and runs through Sunday. It's been held every year since 1284, except during the Great Plague in 1665 and the two world wars. They expect nearly half a million goose lovers during the 5-day fair. Today is Mickey Mouse Club Day, marking debut of the first TV series starring Annette Funicello and Shelley Fabaras on this date in 1955. A later version starred Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears. Other TV premiers on this date include: Ozzie and Harriet in 1952, Captain Kangaroo in 1955, The Andy Griffith Show in 1960, The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1961, Quincy in 1976, The Scarecrow and Mrs. King in 1983, and LA Law in 1986. Today is Techies Day, your chance to give your friendly technician some well deserved appreciation.
Calendar notes: On this date in 1863, President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day. In 1980, Bruce Springsteen, launching his US tour in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forgot the opening words to Born to Run. In 1991, a burglar who looted a Newark, New Jersey, home left behind an important clue, his 4-year-old daughter. When police arrived they found the child in the house crying for Daddy. In 1992, Sinead O'Connor tore a picture of the pope during her appearance on Saturday Night Live. In 1995, a Los Angeles jury found OJ Simpson not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and waiter Ronald Goldman. Some 107 million people watched TV news coverage of the verdict. Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial. In 1996, David Lee Roth was given the sack from Van Halen after rejoining the band in June. Roth later claimed that he was only welcomed back by the band as a publicity stunt for that year's MTV Video Music Awards. In 2000, Benjamin Orr, bassist and vocalist with The Cars, died of cancer in Atlanta. He was 53. In 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy was in critical condition on his 59th birthday following a tiger attack during a performance. The tiger, a 7-year-old male, was debuting in his first show.
According to a newsurvey, more and more couples are going halvsies on the engagement ring. Is this a good idea? Some think it makes financial sense, while other see it as a sign that chivalry is dead.
Trivia Answer: Fred Couples who turns 50 today. He was born in Seattle. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Italy and changed the family name from "Coppola" to "Couples" to make it sound less ethnic. His father was a groundskeeper for the Seattle Parks Department and the family, which included brother Tom, Jr., and sister Cindy, lived in a modest house on Beacon Hill near the city's Jefferson Park golf course, where Couples developed his signature loose, rhythmic swing in order to gain enough distance to keep up with the older children. Couples attended O'Dea High School in Seattle.
|Morning Trivia: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner turns 67 today. What name do we know him by?|
The National League took an extra day to sort things out. The result? The Milwaukee Brewers downed the Chicago Cubs 3-1. And the LA Dodgers knocked off the Colorado Rockies 5-2. That sets up the single-game Wild Card playoff with the Cubs and Rockies tonight at 5:00. The winner moves on to face the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS starting Thursday. The Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves meet in the other NLDS on Thursday. Tomorrow night at 5:00 is the American League Wild Card featuring the Oakland Athletics in New York against the Yankees. The winner advances to the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox starting Friday. The Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros meet up in the other ALDS.
The question seems to be when -- not if -- an NHL expansion team is coming to Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise and first in the Pacific Northwest. The prospective owners make their pitch to an executive committee of owners in New York today with a vote by the full Board of Governors possible as early as December. It's a virtual certainty the puck drops in Seattle two or three years from now.
Birthdays: Film critic Rex Reed is 80; Mr. American Pie, singer and songwriter Don McLean is 73; photographer Annie Leibovitz is 69; guitarist for Genesis and Mike + The Mechanics, Mike Rutherford is 68; from The Human League, singer/songwriter Philip Oakey is 63; the first Canadian-born quarterback to start in the NFL -- he went to WSU -- Mark Rypien is 56; talk show host Kelly Ripa is 48; and singer Tiffany Darwish -- known professionally as just Tiffany -- is 47.
Today is Peanuts Day, celebrating this day in 1950 when Charles Schulz introduced us to his pals, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, and Charlie's dog, Snoopy. Today is World Farm Animals Day, celebrated on Ghandhi's birthday. Today is National Custodial Workers Day. Today is Name Your Car Day. Does your car have a name?
Calendar notes: On this date in 1958, television's Yogi Bear stole his first picnic basket in Jellystone National Park, assisted by his sidekick Boo Boo Bear. In 1959, The Twilight Zone debuted on television. They made 154 original episodes. In 1976, John Belushi went out on stage and performed with Joe Cocker on Saturday Night Live. In 1985, actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills at age 59 after a battle with AIDS. In 1994, at age 42, singer John Mellencamp confirmed he had suffered a mild heart attack, that he smoked four packs of cigarettes a day, and his cholesterol level was a dangerous 300. In 1998, Hollywood's original singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels, Gene Autry, died at age 91. In 2015, the reorganization of Google into Alphabet Inc. was completed. Alphabet became the parent company of Google and several other companies previosly owned by Google.
Survey says ... commuters going to and from work during rush hour average a curse word every 2½ to 3 miles.
Trivia Answer: It's singer, songwriter, and actor Sting, He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the band The Police from 1977 to 1985, and launched a solo career in 1986. He has received 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2002, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003. With The Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Solo and with The Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records.
|Morning Trivia: It was on this date in 1971 that Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida. On this date in 1982, EPCOT Center opened in Florida. The concept was planned by Walt Disney. What does EPCOT stand for?|
It was ugly. The Seahawks missed field goals. Their best offensive lineman allowed a sack -- on a fourth and 1. They didn't convert a single third down, going 0 for 10. To add to the ugliness, at one point, Earl Thomas, injured in an air cast on the back of a motorized cart, flipped off the Seahawks' sideline. Thomas suffered a clean, lower leg break but no ligament damage and no displacement. Not nearly as bad as a ligament tear would've been. He should be 100% by the Super Bowl ... and free agency. In the end, Sebastian Janikowski atoned for two earlier missed field goals by drilling his final one from 52 yards as time expired, sending the Seahawks home with a 20-17 victory over the Cardinals yesterday. The 2-and-2 Seattle Seahawks return home for a game Sunday afternoon with the undefeated NFC West-leading Rams.
Jake Browning completed 23 of 25 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown, and Washington was thoroughly dominant on both sides in a 35-7 rout of BYU on Saturday night. The Huskies were on the verge of their first shutout of a ranked opponent since 1990 until a muffed punt led to Lopini Katoa's 1-yard TD run with 41 seconds left against Washington's backups. With the Huskies first win over a ranked opponent, the Dawgs move up a notch to No. 10 in the AP Top 25 poll. The Huskies are at winless UCLA Saturday. FOX has the game. Kickoff at 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
Also Saturday. Easop Winston Jr. caught the football over his shoulder, made a couple of sweet moves to shed a defender, and completed an 89-yard touchdown play that lifted Washington State to a 28-24 victory over Utah. Washington State has won 10 straight home games, dating to its latest home loss in 2016. It's the Cougars' longest streak since winning nine in a row from 1941-46. Washington State plays at Oregon State Saturday.
The Texas Rangers were shut down by the Seattle Mariners, 3-1 yesterday, in a game that closed out the 2018 season. The day was overshadowed with what-ifs mostly about whether Adrian Beltre will retire after 21 seasons, but also if Nelson Cruz will be back in Seattle in 2019 with his contract up after the season. Seattle finished with 89 victories, its most since 2003, but it was a hallow after seeing the longest playoff drought in any of the four major U.S. pro sports extended to 17 years. Seattle starts its new season March 20th in Tokyo against Oakland.
Meanwhile, the postseason begins tomorrow night. But first, the National League needs one more day to figure things out. There are a pair of one-game tie-breakers today. The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs meet up this morning, then the Colorado Rockies and the LA Dodgers square off this afternoon. On the AL side, the Oakland Athletics meet the Yankees in the Bronx Wednesday night in a single-game elimination contest.
Birthdays: The 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter is 93; Dame Julie Andrews is 83; actress Stella Stevens is 80; actor Randy Quaid is 68; former baseball player Mark McGwire is 55; and actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis is 49.
"October" means the "eighth month." It has been the 10th month since New Year's Day was moved from March to January. October is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month, National Bake and Decorate Month, Bat Appreciation Month, Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month, Children's Disease Awareness Month, Children's Magazine Month, Church Library Month, Class Reunion Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Crime Prevention Month, National Go On a Field Trip Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Cookie Month, Roller Skating Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, Photographer Appreciation Month, Positive Attitude Month, and National Chili Month.
It's also Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month, National Book Month, National Chili Month, National Cookie Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, National Pajama Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Roller Skating Month, National Seafood Month, Frozen Food Month, Spinach Lovers Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month
Today is World Vegetarian Day. It's International Day for the Elderly. dedicated to honor, respect, and care for the world's elderly. Squirrel Awareness Month begins today, sponsored by the Squirrel Lovers Club of Oklahoma City. Pudding Season begins today.
Calendar notes: On this date in 1903, in the first game of the first baseball World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3. Cy Young was the first losing pitcher. But Boston won the series. In 1962, Johnny Carson became host of The Tonight Show. His first guests were Tony Bennett, Joan Crawford, Rudy Vallee, Mel Brooks, and Groucho Marx. In 1970, Jimi Hendrix was buried in Seattle. He died in his London apartment two weeks earlier. In 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando. In 1997, to curtail growing alcoholism, the Congress of the scorching hot Mexican state of Tabasco banned the sale of cold beer. Residents could continue to buy all the warm beer they wanted. In 2001, the US Supreme Court suspended former President Clinton from practicing before the high court. In 2002, police chasing a gang of car thieves in Colombia lost their suspects when they were stopped at a toll booth. The gang flew through the toll booth but workers flagged down the pursuing police car and wouldn't let it leave until officers paid the toll. By that time, the thieves they'd chased 25 miles from Bogata were long gone.
Trivia Answer: EPCOT = Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.