INTERPREP ★ OCTOBER 12, 2017

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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 12, 2017

This is day 285 of 2017. There are 80 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Sam Moore of Sam and Dave is 82

• TV journalist Chris Wallace is 70

• Susan Anton is 67

• Hugh Jackman (The X-Men) is 49

• Adam Rich (Eight Is Enough) is 49

• Kirk Cameron is 47

• Former track athlete Marion Jones is 42

• Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) is 31

• Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) is 25

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1492: Christopher Columbus’s expedition made landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believed he had reached East Asia.

• 1792: The first celebration of Columbus Day in the US was held in New York.

• 1823: Charles Macintosh of Scotland sold the first raincoat.

• 1892: The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in unison by students in US public schools.

• 1901: President Theodore Roosevelt officially renamed the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.

• 1984: Margaret Thatcher survives an IRA bomb, which shredded her hotel bathroom barely two minutes after she had left it.

• 1997: Singer John Denver was killed at age 52 in the crash of his privately built aircraft in Monterey Bay, California.

• 2000: A man who tried to rob a liquor store in Dayton, Ohio, was caught after a clerk was able to slip outside and lock the robber inside the store. The store owner said the suspect was armed with a BB gun and “obviously was not a professional.”

• 2011: A Nigerian al-Qaida operative pleaded guilty to trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear minutes before the plane landed in Detroit on Christmas Day 2009. He was later sentenced to life in prison.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National No Bra Day, to promote awareness of breast cancer

• Drink Local Wine Day

• International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

• Gumbo Day

• Pumpkin Pie Day

UPCOMING

• October 24: World Series begins

• October 31: Halloween (Tuesday)

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)

• December 21: First day of winter


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

75: Hamburgers sold every second by McDonald’s.


NEWS ATTACK!

A 65-foot wide asteroid passes by earth today (Thursday). [But be careful. I don’t think you’re supposed to look at it with the naked eye.]

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s wife plans to divorce him. [That comes as a surprise. I mean, the part about him being married.]

The U.S. men’s national soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing this week 2-1. [No, wait. That was the score of the Trump-Tillerson IQ contest.]

Some advisors don’t want Donald Trump to travel to the border of North and South Korea due to the danger. [For example, it will be almost impossible for him to connect to Twitter.]

The Boy Scouts announced that they will start admitting girls. [Soon you’ll be able to earn a merit badge in Spin the Bottle.]

Remember that Utah officer that manhandled that nurse and arrested her? Well, he just got fired. [Plus, he has to perform 90 hours of community service emptying bedpans.]

Coach, the maker of those fancy leather handbags, is changing its name. [But I still can’t afford them unless the company is changing its name to Walmart.]

Chicago has repealed its controversial soft drink tax. [Chicago is really on a roll. First, the Cubs win the World Series, and now this.]

Amazon just unveiled the first waterproof Kindle. [It would make someone a great gift… 10 years ago.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

FOLDABLE iPHONE COULD BE COMING SOON _ Forget Face ID — the future of the iPhone may be foldable. Apple is reportedly partnering with LG to create foldable OLED displays for an upcoming generation of iPhones. A source says the folding iPhones are set for production in 2020.

HOW CRAZY REAL ESTATE IS IN CALIFORNIA _ A small California home just outside San Jose has sold for $1.1 million — and the buyer never saw the inside. Real estate is so crazy in some California cities that the owner of the “distressed condition” home — under 1,000 square feet — sold it with no interior viewing, extensive repairs needed by the buyer, and seven years of free rent for the current owner.

PARENTS WHO PAY KIDS FOR CHORES ARE GETTING IT WRONG _ According to an annual survey (T. Rowe Price), 83% of parents who give their kids an allowance believe they should earn it by doing chores. But parenting experts say children should help out around the house because it’s the right thing to do, not because they make money at it.

… The book The Opposite of Spoiled argues that we shouldn’t give allowances in exchange for chores because one day our kids will decide they don’t need the money and refuse to do the work. Allowance ought to stand on its own, not as a wage but as a teaching tool. The book Positive Discipline A-Z argues that allowances should be educational: “Chores are a separate issue and should not be connected to an allowance.” Even Dr. Spock’s Baby and Childcare, first published in 1945, had come around by the eighth edition and proclaimed: “An allowance is a way for children to learn about handling money … an allowance shouldn’t be used as payment for routine chores.”

… Kids should do their chores and not be paid for it. If you want to pay your children to do extra work around the house — your own work — that’s perfectly fine. Some parents encourage their kids to look for jobs that need to be done and name a price, as a way of encouraging entrepreneurship.

… The survey also found that 34% of parents don’t give their children an allowance at all, and these experts would say that’s another mistake. After all, to learn to ride a bike, you need a bike. To learn to play the violin, you need a violin. And to learn to manage money, you need money. Even in households where money is tight, parents can move a little bit of the money they spend on their children into an allowance for the children to spend on themselves.

BODY SHOP GLUED CAR TOGETHER _ A Texas jury awarded a couple severely injured in a crash $42 million because their vehicle, a 2010 Honda Fit, had been improperly repaired by a collision center. Instead of welding the roof, per Honda’s repair guidelines, the shop used adhesive. The repair shop used panel bonding adhesive. When the accident occurred it resulted in the doors jamming shut. The door beam failed as well, which “allowed … fire to enter the occupant compartment from below.” Ultimately, it was the “altered level of structural and fuel system protection caused by the negligent repairs,” the suit claims, that led to the couples’ serious injuries, which included severe burns for the husband, who was trapped inside the car and was “conscious while his body burned.”

PIZZA HUT’S PIZZA PARKA _  ( AUDIO)  Just in time for colder weather, Pizza Hut is getting into the outerwear business. In a tongue-in-cheek viral video, the pizza giant has introduced the Pizza Parka — outwear made from the same material as their pizza delivery pouches. • VIDEO

WOMAN FINDS SHARK IN POOL, WRESTLES IT BACK INTO OCEAN _ Over the weekend, Australian real estate agent Melissa Hatheier found herself wrestling a shark. It started when she got a phone call from her mother informing her of the seemingly-lost creature. Once she got to the pool, she jumped in with snorkeling gear and spotted the toddler-sized shark, who was casually swimming at the bottom. Hatheier then managed to lure the shark to a shallow end of the pool in order to grab it. Even though she struggled a bit, she was able to carry it out of the water and drop it at the other side of a small border wall, right in the ocean. • VIDEO

INMATES POOL COMMISSARY FUNDS TO DONATE TO HURRICANE RELIEF _ They might be convicted criminals, but when it came to the heartbreaking devastation left by Hurricane Harvey this summer, they became heroes of sorts. Inmates in Texas’ criminal justice system wanted to help those impacted by the Category 4 hurricane. Nearly 6,600 Texas prisoners have donated more than $53,000 of their commissary funds to the American Red Cross. The inmates mostly donated money from their small allowances — $95 every two weeks — that are used for purchasing paper, pencils, and personal hygiene items. Each inmate contributed $8, on average, while others were able to give hundreds of dollars.

GALLATIN, TENNESSEE, NAMED ‘NICEST PLACE IN AMERICA’ _ Tennessee is full of friendly people, but one town is getting recognized for being the nicest city in America. Gallatin earned this title from Reader’s Digest magazine after beating out hundreds of cities from all across the country. The magazine says the residents of Gallatin have “a commitment to diversity, charity work and an overall culture of kindness.” Gallatin will be featured on the cover of the November issue of Reader’s Digest.

STABBED IN HEART, MAN WALKS TO HOSPITAL WITH BLADE IN HIS CHEST _ Police in Elmhurst, New York, say 35-year-old Mohamed Ramirez was stabbed in the heart Monday night. Somehow he survived — and managed to walk five blocks to a hospital to check himself in. Investigators are still looking into what exactly happened and why.

WOMEN PREFER SHOPPING TO SEX _ A recent survey found 52% of women prefer shopping to sex while 93% of men would rather take a tumble than make a purchase. The survey included 1,000 people under the age of 60.

COMPUTER USERS AREN’T KEEPING ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE UP-TO-DATE _ Those annoying pop-up reminders to update your anti-virus software might be worth paying attention to. According to a recent study 87% of computer users say they have anti-virus software running on their computer, but just under half of them keep it updated.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN AN ASTEROID IS HEADING FOR EARTH? _ An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes? Britons were asked this question and 54 percent said they would like to spend it with their loved ones, or talking to them by phone or video.

… Thirteen percent said they’d sit back, accept the inevitable and reach for a glass of champagne. Sex appealed to only nine percent while just three percent would turn to prayer. Two percent intriguingly said they would reach for some fatty food while another two percent decided, with just an hour’s life to go, that it was time to start looting.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: DON’T EXERCISE WHILE YOU’RE ANGRY _ A study published by the American Heart Association that found people who exercise while angry face a three-fold risk of suffering a heart attack within the hour, compared to their chances if they were happy and not exerting themselves. Basically, both anger and extreme exertion double your chances of having a heart attack within the hour, according to the study.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN HOLDS NEIGHBOR’S CAT HOSTAGE FOR 5 DAYS _ What do you do if you notice your cat is acting strange? You take it to the vet. And that’s exactly what one New Zealand pet owner did. The vet, apparently, told the cat’s owner to give it some anti-anxiety meds, lock it in a room for five days and all would be well again. The cat lover did as he was told and everything was going fine. That is, until day five rolled around — and his actual black cat came strolling into the house. Turns out the the drugged-up kitty locked in another room belonged to someone else. The guy assumed the cat that had come in days before was his.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: COMIC BOOK STORE SHOPLIFTER PLUNGES THROUGH 2ND-FLOOR WINDOW _ A shoplifter trying to make a super-villain’s getaway after stealing from New York City comic book store plunged two stories onto the sidewalk below. The shoplifter fell through a second-story window to make his escape. Witnesses said the shoplifter landed on the ground and tried to crawl, bruised and bloodied, to a van nearby. But he was taken into custody by officers before getting away.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: GROOM-TO-BE DETAINED FOR DUI BEFORE WEDDING _ A man in China left his pregnant bride-to-be in tears at their wedding ceremony Saturday after he was detained for drunk driving the night before their big day. The man was taken into custody late Friday night after he was stopped at a police DUI checkpoint. Though the wedding was put on hold, the wedding reception went on without him.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SCHOOL LOCKED DOWN AFTER STUDENTS FIGHT, PARENTS BRAWL _ A New York high school (Poughkeepsie) had to be placed on lockdown after a fight broke out among students. And when parents arrived another brawl took place between the parents. At least 10 officers were sent to the high school.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN GOOGLED ‘HOW TO ROB A BANK’ THEN ROBBED BANK _ A guy in Florida (Pinellas Park) was arrested after a bank robbery. After his arrest the guy told police he was in need of money and searched on Google for “how to rob a bank.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BORED WORKER CALLED IN BOMB THREATS _ An employee at a manufacturing plant in the UK went out for lunch. On his way back to work he decided to call in a bomb threat which, of course, shut the plant down for the day. After police tracked down the man he told them he just didn’t feel like going back to work because he was bored.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: METAL THIEF WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM _ In England a metal thief broke into a warehouse and loaded several pallets of copper and other metals into his truck. He then attempted his getaway. He didn’t make it very far before the suspension broke, causing the back of the truck to drag on the ground. He was creeping along, throwing sparks everywhere, when he attracted the attention of the police.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: COPS BUG MAN WITH GPS, HE SELLS IT ONLINE _ A man in New Zealand had his car briefly confiscated in a police investigation. When he got it back, he discovered a GPS tracking device had been installed. He put a memory card from the device into his mobile phone and found it was programmed to text a police detective’s mobile phone with reports on his location. This didn’t sit right with the guy so he put the tracking device up for sale online.


ON TELEVISION

NFL THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF (8p ET, CBS) — James Brown hosts this pre-game show with analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher.

GREY’S ANATOMY (8p ET, ABC) — New. Meredith deals with the fallout from her conversation with Nathan.

SUPERSTORE (8p ET, NBC) — New. Amy’s daughter gets a job at Cloud 9.

GOTHAM (8p ET, FOX) — New. Bruce puts lives at risk to find the meaning behind his knife from the auction.

SEASON PREMIERE: SUPERNATURAL (8p ET, CW) — Season 13 picks up right where it left off, with Sam and Dean picking up the pieces after the loss of their mother and the heartbreaking death of Castiel.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:25p ET, CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles play the Carolina Panthers..

THE GOOD PLACE (8:30p ET, NBC) — New. Tahani (Jameela Jamil) throws a dinner party to impress everyone.

SCANDAL (9p ET, ABC) — Series star Tony Goldwyn directed this new episode. President Mellie Grant hosts a state dinner for President Rashad of Bashranin.

WILL & GRACE (9p ET, NBC) — New. Grace (Debra Messing) is shocked to find that her emergency contact is ex-husband Leo (guest star Harry Connick, Jr.).

THE ORVILLE (9p ET, FOX) — New. Ed and Gordon go undercover to obtain a copy of the Krill bible.

SEASON PREMIERE: ARROW (9p ET, CW) — In the season 6 premiere, Oliver must deal with the fallout of the explosion on the island.

PROJECT RUNWAY (9p ET, Lifetime) — New. The fallout from the cheating scandal leaves everyone wondering how they will move forward.

GREAT NEWS (9:30p ET, NBC) — New. Diana (guest star Tina Fey) finds herself embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal.

CHICAGO FIRE (10p ET, NBC) — New. Casey gets off on the wrong foot with a new chief.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (10p ET, ABC) — New. Annalise takes on a case for the greater good and realizes the stakes are much higher than she thought.

I LOVE YOU, AMERICA (Hulu) — In this new weekly variety series from comic Sarah Silverman, she travels the country getting to know people who are different from her.


ENTERTAINMENT

BEN AFFLECK APOLOGIZES FOR GROPING HILARIE BURTON IN 2003 _ Ben Affleck issued a public apology for groping One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton in 2003. Affleck tweeted Wednesday: “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.” The apology came after Burton tweeted on Tuesday that she “didn’t forget” the incident, which occurred during an episode of MTV’s Total Request Live. The resurfacing of the incident came after Affleck’s denouncement of Harvey Weinstein following a slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations against the producer.

… His apology comes even as another video of the 45-year-old actor/director/producer emerges, showing him allegedly engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior toward a female reporter. This other video, from 2004, shows Affleck appearing to force a Canadian TV host to sit on his lap while his hands appear to roam over her body. He can be heard saying on the video: “They would like the show better if you did it topless, wouldn’t they?”

… Canadian TV personality Anne-Marie Losique is defending Affleck’s conduct, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the actor “never touched me in any improper way.” She tells THR: “It has been blown out of proportion … this is completely out of context … It was for a show I was producing, so I was not at all a victim. When the cameras rolled, we would start to do that game. As soon as it stopped rolling, there was none of that. He never touched me in any improper way. He was very respectful, I must say.” • VIDEO

HARVEY WEINSTEIN ON BEING SHUNNED BY HOLLYWOOD _ Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein says he’s saddened that Hollywood has shunned him and “devastated” by his wife Georgina Chapman leaving him in the wake of extensive revelations of alleged sexual assault. He told Page Six TV on Wednesday, “I don’t know what to say. With some [people I considered close friends], it saddens me. I am profoundly devastated. I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else.”

MSNBC BRINGS ON ED ASNER TO TALK ABOUT WEINSTEIN RESPONSE _ As the accusations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein continue to pile up, Hollywood’s role in keeping his behavior quiet over the years has come under scrutiny. To discuss Hollywood’s role and response, MSNBC brought on Ed Asner as a guest — yes, 87-year-old Ed Asner — and things took an uncomfortable turn when, right out of the gate, he asked the female host why he didn’t get a kiss.

LINDSAY LOHAN DEFENDS WEINSTEIN _ Lindsay Lohan spoke out in defense of Harvey Weinstein. Lohan shared her support of the disgraced Hollywood mogul in an Instagram video which she deleted just one hour later. According to People magazine, she posted the video in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the United Arab Emirates, where she is currently living. In the video she said, “Hi, this is Lindsay Lohan. I’m in Dubai. I’m home. I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on.” Lohan also said Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, should stand by him. Chapman has already said she’s leaving her husband.

… Lohan continued: “He’s never harmed me or did anything to me. We’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong. So, stand up.”

TAYLOR SWIFT IS LAUNCHING HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA APP _ Taylor Swift is going to be launching her own app, called The Swift Life. By the looks of a launch video Taylor shared on Twitter it looks like The Swift Life is going to be a full-blown social media platform with “Taymojis”, exclusive content, and the chance to chat with other fans and Taylor herself. • VIDEO

MARK RUFFALO LIVESTREAMED THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE NEW THOR _ Tuesday night was the world premiere of Thor: Ragnarok in Los Angeles and Mark Ruffalo was so excited he made a pretty big mistake. The 49-year-old actor was livestreaming with fans on Instagram just before the movie began and apparently he forgot to officially end that livestream. Fans who were watching were treated to the first 15 minutes of Thor: Ragnarok.

… Mark had placed the phone in his pocket so the entire stream of the movie was black. However, fans could hear dialogue and other sounds of the movie and have a sense of how this third Thor installment begins. About 2,000 live viewers stayed on to listen as Mark watched the movie. The video has since been taken down.

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE HAD OVARIES AND FALLOPIAN TUBES REMOVED _ Close to nine years after undergoing a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, Christina Applegate revealed that she recently underwent another surgery. She shared: “Two weeks ago, I had my ovaries and [fallopian] tubes removed. My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008. I could prevent that. That’s how I’ve taken control of everything.” Applegate has the BRCA1 gene mutation, which predisposes her to developing cancer.

SETTLERS OF CATAN MOVIE IN THE WORKS AT SONY _ Sony Pictures is in talks to acquire the rights to adapt the board game The Settlers of Catan into a film. The game was created in 1995 and has sold more than 25 million copies in 38 languages.

JENNIFER LOPEZ, MARC ANTHONY TO LEAD TELETHON FOR DISASTER RELIEF _ Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are among the many big names joining forces for humanitarian aid with One Voice: Somos Live. The star-studded concert telecast airs Saturday on NBC, Telemundo and Univision and will raise funds for those impacted by recent natural disasters. Among the artists performing in Los Angeles and Miami are Anthony, Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Jamie Foxx, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, DJ Khaled, Chris Martin, Mary J. Blige and Julia Michaels.

BREAKING BAD HOUSE OWNERS PUT UP A FENCE _ Tourists making a pilgrimage to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to visit the Breaking Bad house will no longer be able to snap the photos they want. The owners of the single-story home are fed up with the constant tourist traffic and impositions, and are constructing a giant, six-foot-tall wrought iron fence to guard against the attention.

… Homeowner Joanne Quintana said with “hundreds” of visitors passing by over some weekends, they’ve decided it’s time to make a change: “We feel like we can’t leave because when we do, something happens.” She says tourists have stolen landscape rocks, ask the homeowners to leave so they can get a better photo, and even throw pizzas on the roof. • VIDEO


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the Pro Audio page.

PIZZA PARKA: Pizza Hut Pizza Parka  →  Radio edit

DAISY RIDLEY: While visiting New York City, Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley invited Vogue inside her hotel room to answer 73 Questions. Listen as Daisy spits some bars from Eminem’s Lose Yourself.

DROP: Thank you so much for getting up early and doing this today.


INTERPREP PROSHARE


BITS & BREAKS

STINKY SURVEY

Americans think the stinkiest odors are…

  1. Skunks
  2. Rotten eggs
  3. Dirty diaper bins
  4. Bathroom odors
  5. Dairy farm smells

… The list was pre-determined by Renuzit, but when the people were asked for their own ideas of what stinks, this is what some of them said:

  • Spoiled meat
  • Sewers
  • Half of my Facebook friends
  • Pet urine
  • Politics
  • Cellphone bills
  • The guy I have to work with

STUFF ABOUT PUMPKINS

• Pumpkins can vary in color from white to yellow to orange to green.

• Pumpkins contain vitamin A and C, folacin, potassium and iron, are sodium and fat free (carotene) 23 calories per serving.

• The seeds are rich in protein and a good source of iron.

• Pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a snack.

• Pumpkins are used as feed for some farm animals.

• An average sized pumpkin contains about one cup of seeds.

• In colonial New Haven, Connecticut, cut pumpkins were used as guides for haircuts to ensure a round uniform style. Because of this fashion, New Englanders were nicknamed “pumpkin-heads.”

• “Apocolocynposis” means fear of turning into a pumpkin.

• Pilgrims used pumpkins for many different purposes. They dried pumpkins and made the shells into bowls for eating as well as jars for storage.

• Pilgrims make pumpkin beer from persimmons, hops, maple sugar and pumpkin.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: In a survey of sleep habits, 40% of those surveyed said they do this several times a night; 46% say they occasionally do it; and 14% say they never do it. (Flip their pillow to the cool side)

TRIVIA: What do the following states have in common: Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Oklahoma. (They are the only states whose capital cities start with the same letter as the state.)

BALDING FIVE IN FIFTEEN

Saturday is Be Bald and Be Free Day. You’ve got fifteen seconds to name five bald or balding celebs.

In case you want to help them out: The Rock, Vin Diesel, Mr. Clean, Pitbull, Michael Jordan, Patrick Stewart, LL Cool J, Taye Diggs, Bruce Willis


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Truck gets away from its owner.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Wide load.


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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 13, 2017

This is day 286 of 2017. There are 79 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Melinda Dillon (A Christmas Story) is 78

• Paul Simon is 76

• Sammy Hagar is 70

• John Ford Coley of England Dan and John Ford Coley is 69

• Beverly Johnson is 65

• Marie Osmond is 58

• Kelly Preston is 55

• Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) is 50

• Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids, Martin) is 49

• Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is 48

• TV personality Billy Bush is 46

• Sacha Baron Cohen

• Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) is 16

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1792: In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) was laid.

• 1962: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened on Broadway.

• 1999: A 12-year-old Fairfax, Virginia, boy sent to the principal’s office for misbehaving left school went to the airport, boarded a TWA plane without a ticket and flew to St. Louis. The boy called his mother from St. Louis, and TWA flew him back home the next day.

• 2002: An Oklahoma car thief drove 1,750 miles to get arrested for trying to sell a stolen Corvette on the internet auction site eBay. The alleged buyer was a New York City detective who knew the car was stolen. The detective said the thief probably set a record for driving the longest distance to get arrested.

• 2005: A New Jersey man duct-taped his roommate to a bed and stole his car. Several hours and 200 miles later he surrendered to police after stopping for a few beers.

• 2008: Rhode Island began offering tours of several wastewater treatment facilities. Tours of treatment plants were available in East Providence, Bristol and Narragansett.

• 2015: Basketball player Lamar Odom was hospitalized after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada.

• 2016: Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• International African Penguin Awareness Day

• Family Bowling Day and Kids Bowl Free Day

• National Chess Day

• World Egg Day

• Yorkshire Pudding Day

• M&M Day

UPCOMING

• October 24: World Series begins

• October 31: Halloween (Tuesday)

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)

• December 21: First day of winter


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

• Harry Anderson is 65. Greg Evigan is 64. Thomas Dolby is 59. Lori Petty is 54. Steve Coogan is 52. Natalie Maines is 43. Usher is 39. Stacy Keibler is 38. Jay Pharoah is 30.

• Be Bald and Be Free Day, I Love Yarn Day, Motorcycle Ride Day, Spider-Man Day, National Dessert Day.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

• Linda Lavin is 80. Penny Marshall is 74. Emeril Lagasse is 58. Paige Davis is 48. Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town is 48. Dominic West is 48.

• Blind Americans Equality Day, Global Handwashing Day, International Day of Rural Women, Aesthetician Day, Cake Decorating Day, Grouch Day, Mushroom Day, Red Wine Day.