INTERPREP ★ JUNE 24, 2016

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DATEBOOK: JUNE 24, 2016

This is day 176 of 2016. There are 190 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Guitarist Jeff Beck is 72

• Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) is 69

• Peter Weller (Robocop) is 69

• Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) is 55

• Mindy Kaling is 37

• Minka Kelly is 36

• Solange Knowles is 30

• Soccer player Lionel Messi is 29

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1497: The first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place when explorer John Cabot, on a voyage for England, spotted land, probably in present-day Canada. He claimed the piece of land for England, which is now Newfoundland.

• 1892: Robert Ford was gunned down in a Creede, Colorado, saloon. Ten years earlier, as a new recruit in the Jesse James gang, he had killed Jesse for a $10,000 reward.

• 1963: The first home video recorder was demonstrated at the BBC Studios in London.

• 1992: The Supreme Court, in a five-to-four decision, strengthened its 30-year ban on officially sponsored worship in public schools by prohibiting prayer as a part of graduation ceremonies.

• 1997: The Air Force released a report on the so-called “Roswell Incident,” suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.

• 1997: After three days eluding gamekeepers an 8-foot, 175-pound alligator named Douglas was finally captured in an Atlanta residential area and adopted by the Wild Adventures amusement park in Valdosta, Georgia.

• 2002: A drunk driver in Karlskoga, Sweden, didn’t notice he had lost a wheel until he was pulled up by police. The man could not believe he was driving around on just three wheels. He was charged with drunk-driving.

• 2010: John Isner of the United States defeated Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history: 11 hours, 5 minutes.

• 2014: The original lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone, handwritten by Bob Dylan on hotel stationery, sold for $2 million at auction.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

• Take Your Dog To Work Day

UPCOMING

• June 24: World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

• June 25: Six months till Christmas

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

More holidays


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

• June Lockhart is 91. Carly Simon is 71. Jimmie Walker is 69. Anthony Bourdain is 60. Ricky Gervais is 55. George Michael is 53. Angela Kinsey is 45. Linda Cardellini (Bloodline) is 41. Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) is 37.

• Great American Backyard Campout. Global Beatles Day. Catfish Day.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

• Chris Isaak is 60. Patty Smyth is 59. Sean Hayes is 46. Chris O’Donnell is 46. Nick Offerman is 46. Derek Jeter is 42. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 42. Jason Schwartzman is 36. Michael Vick is 36. Aubrey Plaza is 32. Ariana Grande is 23.

• National Canoe Day. National Milkman Day. Log Cabin Day. Same Sex Marriage Day. Chocolate Pudding Day.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

14: Length, in months, of the average wedding engagement.


NEWS ATTACK!

When an Ohio robbery defendant was sentenced to 40 years in prison he threw his feces at the judge, hitting his own defense attorney. [If you just got a 40-year sentence, you should have been aiming at your attorney all along.]

Some activists want Hong Kong to be independent, but first they want to break up with China and go back to British rule before finally going off on their own. [In other words, they want to use Britain as some sort of political rebound boyfriend.]

Burger King now has Mac ‘n’ Cheetos which is a giant Cheeto stuffed with mac and cheese. It’s not at every Burger King location, but only at select locations. [It’s only available at the Burger King restaurants equipped with wider chairs.]

A man died in Atlanta while unloading a van carrying $12 million worth of marijuana. [In this heat, who wouldn’t?]

The American Kennel Club has welcomed a new breed, the pumi, a herding dog from Hungary. [However, Donald Trump claims the pumi is taking away herding jobs from American dogs.]

KFC has hired veteran actor George Hamilton to portray their Extra Crispy Colonel. Hamilton is known for his year-round tan. [He was KFC’s next choice after the gig was turned down by John Boehner.]

Las Vegas announced that it will get its own National Hockey League team next year. [The Siegfried and Roys.]

Have you seen that video from China of a group of bank employees being spanked for poor performance? [Can we do that with Congress?]

Have you seen that video from China of a group of bank employees being spanked for poor performance? [My bank has the same policy if they catch you with an overdraft.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

CNN HIRES COREY LEWANDOWSKI AS POLITICAL COMMENTATOR _ Three days after being ousted from the Donald Trump campaign, Corey Lewandowski is becoming a political commentator for CNN. Lewandowski’s hiring by CNN is highly controversial, in part because he was accused of assaulting a reporter, Michelle Fields, after a Trump press conference in March. He was later cleared of any charges.

GROUP OF BIZ EXECUTIVES ENDORSE HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN _ A long list of business leaders announced they are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. The list includes more than 50 business executives, including several Republicans. Among them was Jim Cicconi, senior vice president of AT&T, who served in both the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Cicconi said he has backed every GOP presidential nominee dating back to 1976, but this year endorsed Clinton because he does not believe her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, is fit to lead the country.

… Cicconi told the Wall Street Journal: “… it’s vital to put our country’s well being ahead of party. Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”

… Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says, “Trump would destroy much of what is great about America. Hillary Clinton is the strong leader we need, and it’s important that Trump lose by a landslide to reject what he stands for.”

PYRAMID-SHAPED UFO CAUGHT ON CAMERA OVER ONTARIO _ Video online shows the moment that a weird pyramid-shaped UFO was captured on camera zigzagging in the air as commercial airliners flew past. The bizarre footage appears to show the UFO flying very close to the airliners.
The witness, 56-year-old Canadian Paul Shishis, spotted the UFO flying over Scarborough, an eastern district of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. When he noticed the strange flight pattern of the object, he took out his camera and began filming. • VIDEO

JUST TOUCHING MONEY IS ENOUGH TO TURN KIDS MEAN _ Past research has shown that holding money in our hands can have a powerful effect on our behavior, increasing our motivation but lessening our feelings of goodwill towards others.

… In Scientific American this week, a team of psychologists highlighted an unpleasant finding: This change happens even in people too young to actually use money. Over a series of experiments, the researchers discovered that kids as young as 3 become more selfish and less willing to help after they’ve touched bills and coins.

OTTO THE OCTOPUS USES POWERS TO PREDICT BREXIT _ (Check your news source for the latest Brexit results before using.) Otto, the psychic octopus famous for picking European soccer matches, was asked to predict the outcome of the Brexit vote. Otto was presented with two large Lego boxes in her tank, labeled ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave.’ Employees at the aquatic center said there was “no wavering” when she embraced the ‘Remain’ box.

MAN NAMED GAMBLES WINS LOTTERY FOR 2ND TIME _ A suburban Chicago man with the last name Gambles has won the lottery for the second time, using the same numbers. Larry Gambles — that’s his real last name — won a $1,050,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize when his ticket matched all five numbers in the June 7 drawing. Nine years ago he won $50,000 playing the same numbers.

61-YEAR-OLD SOMALI MAN GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL _ Ahmed Mohamed Ali dropped out of school to support his family when he was 10 years old. Over the years, he became a well-known tailor in his small town in Somalia (Bal’ad) but he never gave up on his dream of getting an education. Over the years, he made attempts to go back to school but the economic situation in Somalia forced him to continue working as a tailor. Four years ago, Ahmed finally got his chance and this week, at the age of 61, the father of four was one of several thousand students who sat for their high school final exams — and he passed. Now Ahmed would like to go on to college to become a doctor.

MYSTERY ANIMAL SEEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE CEMETERY _ Police in New Hampshire say a mammal spotted in a town cemetery is likely a mangy fox — not a zombie dog or mythical beast as some have speculated. A photo taken this week by the Merrimack Police Chief and posted on Facebook attracted much speculation about the nearly hairless brown animal with a long tail and square jaw. Many guessed it was a rabid coyote, or perhaps a chupacabra — a mythical gargoyle-like creature that drains the blood of goats and other victims. A police spokesman admits it’s “like something out of a horror movie,” but said a game officer believes it is a fox afflicted with mange.

YOUR WEIRD-SHAPED CHEETOS COULD WIN YOU MONEY _ If discovering weird shapes in your toast is your thing, you’ll be all over a new Cheetos contest. The new online Cheetos Museum is seeking people who have discovered fun shaped Cheetos in their bag. And so far, there has been upwards of 15,000 entries, including submissions ranging from a dinosaur to a dolphin. Upload those weird shapes through August 15 and you could actually win money: There are ten weekly winners of $10,000 and the grand prize winner will take home an additional $50,000.

WHAT WE’RE DOING THIS SUMMER _ When traveling this summer, Americans who have or will take a vacation are most likely to say they will (or did) visit friends and family. Other top vacations include going to the beach (36%), taking a scenic trip or visiting places of great beauty (29%), visiting historical sights (23%), visiting theme parks (20%), visiting a big city (18%), taking an active vacation such as hiking or camping (18%) and going to casinos (14%). Others that are somewhat less popular include going to a spa or resort (8%) and taking a cruise (8%).


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SOCCER PLAYER PENALIZED FOR OFFENSIVE FART _ In a Swedish soccer game on Wednesday a player was given a second yellow card for what the referee deemed was an unsportsmanlike breaking of wind. The 25-year-old player said after the game, “I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go. Then i received two yellow cards and then red. … I asked the referee, ‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’ ‘No,’ he replied. I don’t get it but maybe he thought I farted in my hand and threw the fart at him. But I did not.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DRONE FALLS OUT OF THE SKY, ONTO WOMAN’S HEAD _ A woman at a public event in Quebec (Beloeil) was injured a camera drone dropped out of the sky and smashed directly into her head. The incident was caught on camera by another drone in the sky. The 38-year-old woman suffered some pretty injuries from the 2.7-pound drone and is planning a lawsuit against the drone’s operator. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FAKE INTERROGATIONS FAIL TO SAVE OFFICIAL’S SKIN _ An official in China found guilty of embezzlement told prosecutors he had rehearsed being interrogated for months in the hopes he could learn to outsmart investigators. But his rehearsals didn’t work. The 51-year-old was found guilty of embezzling over $275,000 in project subsidies.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: GRADUATES DO CAR ON ROOF PRANK _ Six members of the Class of 2016 at Grimsby Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, pulled a graduation prank that’s likely to be talked about for years. On the roof of the school was what appeared to be a fully-loaded sports car, complete with school mascot Baldwin the Eagle in the driver’s seat. A half-dozen students “wanted to do something that would stand out,” so they bought a 2001 Jaguar S-Type for $750. They quickly determined the car was too heavy to lift and could have crushed the roof of their school. So they decided to rebuild the exterior of the car around a wood base. Then, on a Sunday, the students used an intricate pulley system — learned in physics class — to pull the pieces of the frame to the roof. Using a rope ladder, they gathered on the roof and in three hours assembled the car that has become the talk of the town. The prank was so crafty and took so much planning the six students didn’t get into trouble.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TICKETED FOR HIDING UNDER CARS, TOUCHING WOMEN’S FEET _ A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, is once again accused of hiding under a parked vehicle and touching a woman’s foot to satisfy his weird fascination. A 48-year-old woman told police she was leaving a grocery story around 5:30 Tuesday evening when she noticed a running car parked next to hers, which stuck her as odd. As she got to her vehicle, the woman felt a hand reach out and grab her ankle. She screamed and a man rolled out from under the vehicle and ran off. Police found the suspect nearby and took him jail.


ON TELEVISION

FRIDAY

NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SHARK TANK (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — A 2-hour repeat

ROSEWOOD (8p ET, FOX) — Repeat

MASTERS OF ILLUSION (8p ET, CW) — Featured magicians in this new edition include Mark Bennick, Tommy Wind, Les Arnold and Dazzle, and Jason Andrews.

ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (8p ET, Disney) — Disney Channel’s 100th original movie is a remake of the 1987 hit film with two very different babysitters, one diligent and one not-so-much. When one (Sofia Carson, Descendants) bungles her first job, the other (Sabrina Carpenter, Girl Meets World) must help.

HAWAII FIVE-O (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (9p ET, ABC) — New

MASTERCHEF (9p ET, FOX) — Repeat

PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US (9p ET, CW) — Repeat

BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

DATELINE (10p ET, NBC) —

20/20 (10p ET, ABC) — New

CMT CROSSROADS (10p ET, CMT) — Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas will share the stage with special guests Danielle Bradbery and John Oates. The hour-long episode has Rhett and Jonas exchanging lead vocals on Rhett’s three No. 1 hits Die a Happy Man, Crash and Burn, Make Me Wanna and his rising single T-Shirt. There will also be performances of Jonas’ Chains, Jealous, Close and Chainsaw from his upcoming album.

SATURDAY

CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE (8p ET, Lifetime) — In the third installment of Lifetime’s Center Stage franchise, Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) is charged with making the American Ballet Academy more contemporary.

TRAILBLAZER HONORS (8p ET, LOGO) — Actor, playwright and LGBT activist Harvey Fierstein is honored at this year’s edition.

SUNDAY

SHARK WEEK (8p ET, Discovery) — Shark Week kicks off tonight and runs through July 3. In addition to the usual documentaries and specials, Eli Roth returns to host the late-night talk show Shark After Dark.

BIG BROTHER (8p ET, CBS) — New edition

SEASON PREMIERE: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (8p ET, ABC) — In the season 2 premiere, it’s Kellie Pickler vs. singer Lance Bass, and actor Ernie Hudson vs. TV personality NeNe Leakes.

BET AWARDS (8p ET, BET, MTV, VH1, Spike, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central) — Prince percussionist, singer, and opening act Sheila E. will perform a Prince tribute, with D’Angelo, Janelle Monae and The Roots. Other performers include Usher, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Future, and Bryson Tiller. Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Jesse Williams will be receiving special awards.

SERIES PREMIERE: THE $100,000 PYRAMID (9p ET, ABC) — The Pyramid is back, hosted by Michael Strahan. Stars will team up with players from across the country to win. Celebs in the premiere include Sherri Shepherd, Anthony Anderson, Rosie O’Donnell, and Kathy Najimy.

SEASON FINALE: GAME OF THRONES (9p ET, HBO) — Game of Thrones end its sixth season with The Winds of Winter, a 69-minute episode, the longest Thrones ever (set your DVR’s accordingly). Thrones will return for a 7th season, though how many episodes that season will be has yet to been determined.

SEASON PREMIERE: RAY DONOVAN (9p ET, Showtime) — Season 4 begins with Ray in recovery mode in the aftermath of the shootout and trying to reconnect with his family and repair his relationship with Bridget.

HAMILTON (9p ET, History) — This profile of founding father Alexander Hamilton includes comments by Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, Tom Brokaw and Maria Bartiromo.

SERIES PREMIERE: MATCH GAME (10p ET, ABC) — This iconic panel game show returns for 10 episodes with host Alec Baldwin. Four contestants each week will attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the blank.

SEASON PREMIERE: MURDER IN THE FIRST (10p ET, TNT) — In the 3rd season, Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) investigate the murder of a pro quarterback. Amanda Schull (12 Monkeys) joins the cast this season.

SERIES PREMIERE: ROADIES (10p ET, Showtime) — This new series, from writer/director Cameron Crowe (Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous), follows a group of roadies that tour with a rock band. Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Luis Guzmán, and comedian Ron White also star.

SEASON FINALE: SILICON VALLEY (10:15p ET, HBO) — (note the unusual start time) Silicon Valley will return for a 4th season.

SEASON FINALE: VEEP (10:46p ET, HBO) — (note the unusual start time) In the 5th season finale, Selina and her staff are busy preparing for Inauguration Day. Veep will return for a 6th season.


ENTERTAINMENT

IN THEATERS TODAY _ Movie screens are once again filling up with big movies and big names. Experts predict Finding Dory will hold on to No. 1 this weekend with around $80 million and Independence Day: Resurgence will come in second with $50 million to $60 million.

Independence Day: Resurgence (PG-13) – Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Judd Hirsch
Free State of Jones (R) – Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell
The Shallows (PG-13) – Blake Lively
The Neon Demon (R) – Keanu Reeves, Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone

… And opening the next weekend: The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan, The Purge: Election Year.

KATHERINE HEIGL IS PREGNANT _ Katherine Heigl has announced she’s pregnant. The baby boy will have two sisters, Naleigh, 7, and Adalaide, 4. The daughters were adopted by Katherine and husband Josh Kelley.

JON GOSSELIN WANTS MORE REALITY TV _ Jon Gosselin is speaking out about how things are going for him now that he is not with Kate anymore. Jon is working as a DJ (club, not radio) and he has plans to work on getting a new reality show. Jon says, “It’s the longest job I’ve had after the divorce, and it’s all mine. I own it. I don’t have a boss. It’s me. I’m the boss. Now I just want to add more dynamic to it by filming it.”

… Jon’s idea is a music related docu-series.

JASON STATHAM, JESSICA ALBA, TOMMY LEE JONES: MECHANIC TRAILER _ Jason Statham stars alongside Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Yeoh in the the sequel to The Mechanic, the 2011 action thriller. The trailer was released Thursday. • VIDEO

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK TRAILER _ Jack Reacher is back. Paramount has released a new trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, showing Tom Cruise’s return as the title character from Lee Child’s series of novels. In the clip, a pair of officers attempt to take Reacher in as he sits in a diner after he singlehandedly takes down a group of men with his bare hands. • VIDEO

INFERNO OFFICIAL TRAILER _ The first official trailer for the latest film in the Robert Langdon series is out. Inferno stars Tom Hanks and Sienna Brooks. • VIDEO

GHOSTBUSTERS BACKLASH ‘GREATEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED’ _ Ever since Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot was first announced, the project’s been caught up in a whirlwind of online controversy — largely dominated by a few loud trolls who think women shouldn’t be Ghostbusters. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon have all brushed off the backlash, and in a new interview, Sony’s movie boss (Tom Rothman) is doing the same.

… In an interview he told The Hollywood Reporter: “[The criticism] is the greatest thing that ever happened. Are you kidding me? We’re in the national debate, thank you. Can we please get some more haters to say stupid things?”

… Melissa McCarthy told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s a movie. I can’t make heads or tails of it, and then I never gave it another thought. You just have to go, ‘Well, I hope you get out a little more. The world is fun.’ I really think it’s the minority.”

CALVIN HARRIS ALLEGEDLY SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT ‘CONTROLLED THE MEDIA’ _ Calvin Harris allegedly took to the Instagram comments section on Thursday to reply to fans about his split from ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. According to what appear to be his comments, Harris said, “I didn’t leave anyone and she’s definitely not sad… She controlled the media and the situation, I had no idea what was going on. So that kind of makes it a lot worse from my perspective.”

… Another fan defended Calvin, saying, “For all we know Taylor broke up with him to be with another man and that is quite upsetting. I would be hurt by that too. He’s not being mean. He deserves to feel free while he’s single and not jealous.” Calvin replied to that fan and said “You’re the only smart one at this point.”

YOUTUBE UNVEILS 8 ORIGINAL SERIES _ YouTube is putting the heat on Netflix, Amazon and the other streaming channels with new, original content. YouTube on Thursday announced a slate of eight new and returning original series for its $10/month subscription service, YouTube Red.

… One of the new series is an adaptation of the 2006 dance movie Step Up, which helped to launch Channing Tatum’s career.

ZOE SALDANA CONTINUES TO MOURN THE DEATH OF ANTON YELCHIN _ Zoe Saldana is continuing to mourn the death of her friend and Star Trek co-star, Anton Yelchin. The 36-year-old actress took to her Instagram account on Thursday morning to pay tribute to the late actor again: “Your sudden and unexpected departure has left us all broken hearted. I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague. Your life has been cut short, but I will always tell everyone about you. You were kind, present, old souled, curious, brilliant, funny, humble, honest, and undeniably talent. Good bye Anton, it was an honor to have crossed paths with you.”

TOP GUN’S KELLY MCGILLIS WAS ATTACKED IN HER OWN HOME _ Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis, who played the love interest of Tom Cruise‘s character in the 1986 film, was attacked in her own home last week. The actress says that a stranger broke into her home in North Carolina. Kelly wrote on her Facebook page, “I’m alright. Scratched and bruise. I feel very thankful it turned out well. But who I feel heartache for is the little girl that was with her. Mental illness takes many hostages. I don’t know her name…but I would like to asked that you pray for her and her mother.”

… The woman that attacked Kelly, whose name is Laurence Marie Dorn, was charged with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking and a few other things.

ACTOR TONY DOW GETS HIS 1962 CORVAIR SPYDER BACK _ Tony Dow is a director and a sculptor, but if you know anything about him, it’s probably his role as Wally Cleaver in the popular 1950s television series Leave It To Beaver. During the show’s run, he purchased a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Spyder and sold it several years later. This week, he was reunited with the car, which he hopes to restore to its original specification.

… How Dow got the car back is pretty sweet. After owning the Corvair for four years Dow sold it to Alan Dadisman, who built props for Universal. More than 50 years passed without a word about the car’s whereabouts, until the phone rang recently. A friend of Dadisman told Dow that he had recently passed away and had asked this friend to track down Dow — and give him the Corvair. Dadisman thought the actor might like to have his first car back.


AUDIO

ON THE PRO AUDIO PAGE…

• GAME OF THRONES: At a recent event in Albuquerque, George R.R. Martin interviewed Stephen King. For his final question, Martin asked King how he writes so fast. Basically King tells him to stop screwing around and write every day.

• INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE: Jeff Goldblum talks about the Independence Day sequel.

• PARODY: Comedian John Crist has created a parody video for Get Offended, a phone app that makes getting offended on the Internet easier than ever. We trimmed his video down to a shorter radio-ready version.

• JULY 4: A large collection of July 4-related drops.


INTERPREP PROSHARE

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BITS & BREAKS

EXPERT REVEALS 3 SIGNS YOUR NEW RELATIONSHIP WILL LAST

Most people who have been in long-term relationships agree on one thing: the beginning is the best. That’s because the start of a new relationship is the honeymoon phase, the period in which you’re absolutely intoxicated by the other person. But in many cases, the honeymoon ends and the spark burns out after a few weeks. As a result, new relationships don’t always survive.

Relationship expert Talia Goldstein, CEO of white glove matchmaking service Three Day Rule, says there are three key signs that a new relationship will actually last.

1. You don’t get butterflies when you think about the other person. A lot of people think that getting ‘butterflies’ — that sinking feeling in their stomach — is a good sign, especially when it’s about a new person they’re dating. But according to Goldstein, if you still have butterflies [after the first few dates] that’s not a good thing. She says it sometimes means that there’s anxiety or that you’re unsure of a situation.”

2. Time flies when you’re together. It’s normal to want to spend all your time with the new person you’re dating at the beginning. But it’s important that the time you spend together seems to go by really quickly. If time seems to lag, or you’re counting down the minutes until your dinner date ends, that could be a sign your new relationship won’t last too long.

3. You have a ton of things in common. For a relationship to last, it’s not vital to date someone who’s exactly like you. But, it is important for you two to have a lot of common interests. That way, you’re more likely to do activities together — like going to sporting events or checking out a concert you’re both excited about. It also means that your conversations will flow, your time together will feel more effortless and you’re less likely to get bored with one another. Bottom line: “If you’re fishing for things to have in common, it’s typically not a good sign. Ideally you just happen to have things in common with each other, and it feels like a good fit.”


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: This happens 35 to 40 times during a typical Major League Baseball game. (Balls end up in the stands)

TRIVIA: In about nine years there will be 8 billion of these. (People on earth)

FOUR THINGS

I’ll describe four unrelated things or places or people. The first begins with the letter ‘F’; the second begins with the letter ‘O’; and so on.

• What you make when you ball up your fingers and thumb. (Fist)

• Health foods like to put this on their label. (Organic)

• A very small guitar-like instrument. (Ukelele)

• The capital of Italy. (Rome)


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Pop-up camper pops its top! Jump to :25.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Cool tent.


DATEBOOK: JUNE 27, 2016

This is day 179 of 2016. There are 187 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot is 86

• Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys is 74

• Julia Duffy (Newhart) is 65

• J.J. Abrams is 50

• Tobey Maguire is 41

• Khloe Kardashian is 32

• Drake Bell (Drake and Josh) is 30

• Sam Claflin (Hunger Games movies, Snow White and the Huntsman The Huntsman: Winter’s War) is 30

• Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) is 29

• Chandler Riggs (Carl on The Walking Dead) is 17

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1859: The melody of probably the most often sung song in the world, Happy Birthday to You, was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a school teacher born in Louisville, Kentucky.

• 1950: The United States decided to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

• 1957: Hurricane Audrey killed 500 people in Louisiana and Texas.

• 1967: The world’s first ATM was installed in Enfield, London.

• 1977: In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that lawyers could advertise.

• 1988: At age 35 singer Cyndi Lauper received her high school diploma from Richmond High in New York City.

• 1999: A 29-year-old woman was arrested for computer hacking in Grafton, Ohio. After her husband allegedly stayed online several nights until 4AM chatting with other women, she hacked his computer to pieces with a meat clever. She pleaded no contest to charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest and was fined $200.

• 2003: The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

• 2008: Bill Gates stepped down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

• 2011: The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Fish Are Friends, Not Food Week

• Mosquito Control Awareness Week

• Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness

• Decide To Be Married Day

• Industrial Workers of The World Day

• National HIV Testing Day

• National Sunglasses Day

• PTSD Awareness Day

• Please Take My Children To Work Day

UPCOMING

• June 25: Six months till Christmas

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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