INTERPREP ★ NOVEMBER 1, 2017

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DATEBOOK: NOVEMBER 1, 2017

This is day 305 of 2017. There are 60 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 55

• Toni Collette (The United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine) is 45

• Jenny McCarthy is 45

• Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) is 36

• Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones) is 33

• Penn Badgely (Gossip Girl) is 31

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1512: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, was exhibited to the public for the first time.

• 1800: U.S. President John Adams became the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion, later renamed the White House.

• 1870: In the United States, the Weather Bureau — later renamed the National Weather Service — made its first official meteorological forecast.

• 1913: The forward pass gained national prominence when used in Notre Dame’s startling upset of Army 35-13. Just a few years before, the forward pass had been authorized by a rules committee of what would become the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

• 1938: Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed “the match of the century” in horse racing.

• 1960: While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announced his idea of the Peace Corps.

• 1990: McDonald’s announced it would replace styrofoam burger boxes with heavyweight paper containers.

• 2005: A 67-year-old Wisconsin man who said he didn’t even like watching movies was sued by the film industry for copyright infringement after a 12-year-old grandson downloaded four movies on their home computer. The Motion Picture Association of America filed a federal lawsuit against Fred Lawrence (of Racine) seeking as much as $600,000 in damages for downloading four movies: The Incredibles, I Robot, The Grudge, and The Forgotten.

• 2012: Scientists detected evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• November is Movember, American Diabetes Awareness Month, Aviation Month, National Adoption Month, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Novel Writing Month, Vegan Month, National Fun with Fondue Month, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, National Pepper Month, National Stuffing Month, National Raisin Bread Month

• All Saints’ Day

• Bison Day

• International Stress Awareness Day

• Calzone Day

• Family Caregiver Day

• Go Cook For Your Pets Day

• Stress Awareness Day

• World Vegan Day

UPCOMING

• November 1: Health insurance enrollment opens
• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 5: New York City Marathon
• November 7: Election Day
• November 8: CMA Awards
• November 10: College basketball starts
• November 11: Veteran’s Day
• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)
• November 24: Black Friday
• November 25: Small Business Saturday
• November 27: Cyber Monday
• November 28: Grammy nominations announced
• November 28: Giving Tuesday
• December 3: Supermoon
• December 3: Selection Sunday (college football)
• December 6: Time’s Person of the Year
• December 8: The Crown Season 2
• December 9: Heisman Trophy awarded
• December 10: Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
• December 11: Golden Globes nominations
• December 12: Hanukkah
• December 15: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
• December 21: First day of winter
• December 24: Christmas Eve
• December 25: Christmas Day
• December 31: New Year’s Eve
• January 1: New Year’s Day
• January 1: Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl (college semis)
• January 8: College football championship (Alabama won in 2017)
• January 23: Oscar nominations announced
• January 31: Total lunar eclipse/blood moon
• February 4: Super Bowl 52


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

11 million: Annual front porch package thefts. People who steal delivery packages are known as Porch Pirates.


NEWS ATTACK!

Halloween was last night (Tuesday). [You know you’re trick-or-treating in a rich neighborhood when instead of candy bars they’re giving out the iPhone X.]

WalletHub has named Princeton, New Jersey, as America’s best small city. [Coming in second were the Kardashians.]

Forbes released its list of the year’s top earning dead celebrities. The list includes Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Prince. [And they’re being constantly hounded by the ghosts of dead IRS agents.]

Forbes released its list of the year’s top earning dead celebrities. The list includes Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Prince. [Keith Richards made the list of top earning celebrities who for years thought they were dead.]

That story about the two women lost at sea for five months just keeps getting weirder and weirder. We’ve learned that they never activated their emergency beacon. [Well, I suppose that you don’t want to panic. After all, you’ve only been lost for five months. Give it at least six months.]

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is in hot water with historians for saying that the Civil War only occurred because people were unwilling to compromise. [Yeah, the Union wouldn’t agree to let the Confederacy have slavery on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and alternate weekends.]

Police in Tokyo arrested a man after finding nine dismembered bodies in coolers in his apartment. [Well, that’s a feature the real estate agent probably won’t mention.]

States are cracking down on people with fake service animals. [But I get so nervous in a crowd without my pet tarantula.]

Wendy Williams passed out while hosting her live TV talk show. [Yeah, daytime television has pretty much the same effect on me.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

SUSPECT IN DEADLY MANHATTAN TRUCK ATTACK IS FROM UZBEKISTAN _  ( AUDIO)  The driver of a rental truck drove down a busy bicycle path in New York near the World Trade Center, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what officials said was an “act of terror.” After crashing the truck into a school bus, the suspect exited the vehicle while displaying imitation firearms and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer. The suspect, a 29-year-old man, is in police custody and was taken to a hospital for treatment.He was identified by two law enforcement sources as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. The suspect is from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010. The incident is being investigated as terrorism.

… An NYPD officer has been credited with stopping the terror tragedy that killed eight people and injured more than a dozen. Officer Ryan Nash is the policeman who rushed to the scene and shot the suspect in the stomach.

POLICE OFFICER JOINS IN ON DANCE BATTLE WITH LITTLE GIRL _ An Alabama mother says she got a little renewed faith in law enforcement after a police officer cut a rug in a candid moment with her daughter. In a video, Facebook user Marshae White shows Prichard, Alabama, police officer Casey Chumney breaking it down in the driveway next to 5-year-old Armani Tripp, who gives the dancing cop a run for his money. The song the two danced to is the 2014 hit Watch Me performed by Atlanta-based pop rapper Silento. • VIDEO

COP AND WIFE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY CHEATING ON A TEST _ A police officer hoping for a new career in India’s civil services was arrested this week after allegedly cheating on an examination with the help of his wife and a whole host of gadgets. The officer handed over a cellphone prior to the exam but allegedly had another hidden in his sock. Police say he also smuggled in Bluetooth earpieces and a tiny camera hidden in a shirt button. He allegedly used the camera, which was connected to Google Drive, to send images of the test to his wife, who relayed the answers via the earpieces. If he couldn’t hear her, he wrote something on a piece of paper and his wife repeated the answer more loudly.

COMPANY FINDS INGENIOUS WAY TO MAKE UP FOR SMOKE BREAKS _ If you’ve ever glared at the back of a co-worker’s head as he or she left the office on a smoke break, wondering why you don’t get to just take breaks from work whenever you want, you’ll applaud a Japanese company’s recent decision. Piala Inc. introduced a policy last month granting six extra paid holidays per year to non-smoking employees to make up for the cigarette breaks of employees who do smoke.

DO MORE PUSH-UPS AND PULL-UPS _ When it comes to a simple, strength-based exercise that you can do pretty much anywhere, the humble push-up is hard to beat. New research (University of Sydney) looking at more than 80,000 adults compared different forms of exercise and found that those who did strength-based exercise just twice a week had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a 31 percent reduction in cancer-related death.

… On the other hand, a reduced risk of cancer-related death did not apply to those who only met the World Health Organization’s aerobic guidelines of 150 minutes a week.

WEIGHT WATCHERS DEBUTS A NEW LOW-CALORIE WHITE WINE _ If you like to have a glass of wine once in awhile — maybe once a day — you no longer have to pay for the extra calories each glass delivers. Diet giant Weight Watchers is helping us enjoy a little bit more wine thanks to a brand new, low-cal Sauvignon Blanc called Cense. To craft its new white wine, Weight Watchers teamed up with Truett-Hurst Winery, a California producer that’s also made wines for Trader Joe’s, among others. The new Cense wine clocks in at just 85 calories per glass and an alcohol level of 9.6 percent alcohol by volume, meaning it doesn’t pack as much of a punch as traditional Sauvignon Blancs, which have an average alcohol level of 11 to 13.5 percent alcohol by volume.

… Initially, Weight Watchers envisioned a low-calorie red wine; Zinfandel and Shiraz were both considered. But when folks at Weight Watchers and the winery realized they couldn’t reduce the alcohol content in a red wine and still have a full, robust flavor, they switched to re-engineering a Sauvignon Blanc. It took them two years before they finally settled on what is now Cense wine.

APPLE’S iOS UPDATE BRINGS NEW EMOJI _ iOS 11.1, the latest iOS update, is out this week for everyone to download. Front and center in its release notes is a bunch of new emoji. Included in those are an orange heart, a Brachiosaurus, a swearing face, and a red scarf. There are 70 new emoji.

AFTER 91 YEARS, NEW YORK WILL LET ITS PEOPLE BOOGIE _ A nearly century-old law that turned New York bars into no-dancing zones is finally set to be struck down. The Cabaret Law was created during Prohibition to patrol speakeasies. That was expected to end on Tuesday, when a bill went before the City Council. In New York City, only 97 out of roughly 25,000 eating and drinking establishments have a cabaret license. Obtaining one is costly and time-consuming, requiring the approval of several agencies, and only businesses in areas zoned for commercial manufacturing are eligible. Though the law has not been aggressively enforced, it keeps bar and club owners “living in fear,” according to one city official, and pushes dancers from safe, regulated spaces into potentially hazardous underground ones.

TEACHER STOPS STUDENTS WHO SKIP CLASS USING SMARTPHONES _ A professor in China is keeping tabs on chronic class skippers by making his students sign in through their GPS-enabled smartphones. Students of the professor’s class are required to sign in through a WeChat group and include their GPS-tagged location. The method was designed to discourage students from skipping class or asking classmates to sign in for them.

POPE FRANCIS ADMITS: ‘WHEN I PRAY, SOMETIMES I FALL ASLEEP’ _ Are you ever so deep in prayer that you just… fall asleep? Don’t feel too bad ’cause it turns out Pope Francis has confessed he sometimes nods off while praying. And, says the pope, saints nodded off also. He said, “Saint Therese did it too,” referencing a 19th-century French nun.

ARGUMENT OVER BIBLE LEADS TO MAN BEING SHOT TWICE IN HEAD _ A 20-year-old college student is dead and his friend is charged with murder in his death that reportedly started with an argument about — wait for it — the Bible. Jacquell Smith was shot twice in the head at a home in Dublin, Georgia. Charged in the shooting is his buddy, Raekwon Pauldo. Police said the argument was about the Bible and forgiveness.

MAN WITH SAME NAME AS EX-TRUMP AIDE SETS TWITTER STRAIGHT _ A Michigan financial adviser who shares the same name as a former member of President Donald Trump’s campaign team caught up in an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections has been trying to sort out a case of mistaken identity. George Papadopoulos identifies himself on Twitter as a certified public accountant who offers financial advice. On Monday, it was revealed that a former foreign policy adviser to Trump also named George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents. Since then, the accountant has been busy on Twitter adamantly stating that he is not the same person and has no association with Trump. He has also brought a sense of humor to the situation, tweeting Tuesday : “Buy low sell high = Never lie to FBI”

OFFICE GOSSIP IS MOST ANNOYING _ A survey asked people to identify which of seven workplace behaviors they found annoying. Number one was office gossip, which ticked off 60 percent of the people surveyed. Close behind came poor time-management skills, cited by 54 percent. Then there was the deadly workplace sin of messiness in common areas, mentioned by 45 percent. Other irritants cited by somewhat fewer survey respondents included:

… Potent scents such as a co-worker’s overpowering perfume, cigarette smoke on clothing, or smelly food (mentioned by 42 percent).

… Loud noises such as smartphone speakers and phone rings (41 percent).

… Overuse of smartphones during meetings (28 percent).

… Misuse of email, such as hitting “reply to all” and sending what should have been a private comment to an entire 300-person company (22 percent).

PARENTS THINK THEY’RE NOT GOOD AT RAISING THEIR KIDS _ Sixty-one percent of parents rate their generation as fair or poor at raising children. The survey found parents believing that they aren’t doing as good of a job raising their kids as their parents did with them. The survey also indicated that there might be big gaps between their efforts to teach good values to their children and their perceived success in doing so.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: MODERATE FACEBOOK USE COULD LEAD TO LONGER LIVES _ We’ve known for decades that people with strong social networks tend to live longer, but does that include online friends? A University of California San Diego study of 12 million Facebook users says yes. The study states: “We find that people with more friends online are less likely to die than their disconnected counterparts. This evidence contradicts assertions that social media have had a net-negative impact on health.”

… Before you get too excited, there are a couple of caveats. First, the study suggests that ‘likes’ from strangers really don’t do anything to improve your happiness or lifespan. Beneficial relationships on Facebook are those that serve to strengthen your existing bonds. So, a huge follower count or tons of shares on a post might increase happiness temporarily, but they serve no long term benefit to the user.

… Next, the study has a few ties to Facebook itself. William Hobbs, a postdoctorate fellow at Northeastern University, and co-author of the study worked at Facebook as a research intern in 2013. Another of its authors, Moira Burke, is currently a research assistant at Facebook. For what it’s worth, Hobbs notes that Facebook had not interfered with the study.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN EATS DONUTS IN WALMART _ A man refused to leave a Pennsylvania (Berks County) Walmart store after causing a disturbance, saying the late Sam Walton owed him $50. The 69-year-old man was accused of kicking a shelf and knocking over a display. He was repeatedly asked to leave but refused, drinking apply cider, eating Ritz crackers and some chocolate donuts. He had no money to pay for the items, and said he wasn’t going to pay, because the late Walmart founder owed him $50. No word on why the man thought Sam Walton owned him 50 bucks but he was charged with retail theft and disorderly conduct.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN FACING DUI OFFERED TO TAP DANCE _ In Florida (Palm Beach) officers pulled over a woman for driving without lights on after twilight. When the officer requested her license and registration, she asked him how to turn off her stereo and began fumbling with it — although no music or sounds were playing. The woman then attempted to hand the officer a BMW brochure in place of her registration. She also failed to complete a series of field sobriety tests. At one point, she asked an officer if he wanted her to tap dance.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: POTENTIAL BANK CUSTOMER TURNS INTO BANK ROBBER _ In Florida a bank customer first tried to open an account. He was hoping to take advantage of a promotion the bank is running. If you open a savings account, they give you $150. The guy had problems opening an account because he didn’t have an ID on him. So he left and came back with a note. According to police, the note state, “I want the money, I want all the money in the bank.” He then took his note and left without any money. Two hours later, one of the tellers driving home actually spotted him at a gas station. She called police.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TRIES TO BRIBE HIS WAY OUT OF DUI _ In Malaysian, man was worried when his car was stopped by police. The man feared he’d had too much to drink and would fail a breath test. But he had a plan — the man offered a police officer $15 to look the other way. Well, not only was he busted for trying to bribe an officer, but the test showed the man’s blood alcohol level was in fact within the permissible limit. He had to pay a $300 fine for trying to bribe the cop.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: NEAR-DEATH BY TELEVISION _ An Oklahoman man was working alone at an electronics store when he reached for a television on a shelf and the entire rack tumbled down on him. Three or four very large TVs fell on him and he was trapped for up to 15 minutes before a customer came in and heard him yelling.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: JOB LOSS ANGER _ A Florida guy, angry about losing his job, went to his former boss’ home, stole $2 off a counter top, threatened him with a knife, got chased off with a rake and then carjacked a truck. No one was hurt and the guy was later arrested.


ON TELEVISION

SURVIVOR (8p ET, CBS) — New.

THE BLACKLIST (8p ET, NBC) — New. Ressler leads a mission to stop a murder-for-hire ring.

THE GOLDBERGS (8p ET, ABC) — New. Adam offers to make Murray a commercial starring Marvin.

EMPIRE (8p ET, FOX) — New. Eddie Barker (guest star Forest Whitaker) jumps in to help Lucious get back in his groove. Demi Moore also guest stars.

RIVERDALE (8p ET, CW) — New. Mayor McCoy calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos.

SPEECHLESS (8:30p ET, ABC) — New. J.J. is pressured to date a new student who also has cerebral palsy.

SEAL TEAM (9p ET, CBS) — New. The team must work with Jason’s longtime rival (guest star Sharif Atkins, White Collar) to plan and perfect a raid.

MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — New. Claire throws a 10th anniversary party for Jay and Gloria.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (9p ET, NBC) — New. Rollins (Kelli Giddish) goes undercover at a high-end rehab center where a teenage murder victim was last seen alive. Brooke Shields guest stars.

STAR (9p ET, FOX) — New. Ayana’s father, a legendary music label executive, visits.

DYNASTY (9p ET, CW) — New.

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (9:30p ET, ABC) — New. Oliver and Viv compete for the attention of a new neighbor (guest star George Hamilton).

CHICAGO P.D. (10p ET, NBC) — New. The team searches for a drug dealer with a likely connection to a murdered family.

CRIMINAL MINDS (10p ET, CBS) — New. Several women go missing in Virginia, and the BAU must figure out what they have in common in order to find them.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (10p ET, ABC) — New. A U.S. Navy ship containing secret surveillance becomes stranded in enemy waters.


ENTERTAINMENT

CBS INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PIVEN _ CBS says it’s investigating a sexual harassment allegation against Jeremy Piven, the latest Hollywood figure caught up in a widening circle after dozens of women alleged they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. Actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar claimed in posts on her Twitter account Monday that the Emmy-winning Entourage star groped her on two occasions. Bellamar alleged that one encounter took place in Piven’s trailer on the Entourage set and the other occurred at the Playboy Mansion.

… CBS, which airs Piven’s new series, Wisdom of the Crowd, says in a statement that “we are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.”

… A representative for Piven didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. In a Monday interview with The Associated Press, Piven said he was glad people had come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein and that he had never been in that situation.

… Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor’s allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday. Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey at the bar of London’s Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director, and the actor tried to fondle him against his will. Cavazos wrote: “It was more common for this guy, when he was in the bar of his theater, grabbing whoever caught his attention. I didn’t stand for it, but I know some people who were afraid to stop it.”

ONTARIO ACTRESS PLANS TO SUE WEINSTEIN, ALLEGING SEX ASSAULT _ (CAUTION) An Ontario actress wants to file a civil suit against Harvey Weinstein alleging the Hollywood producer sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago, if she can proceed without her name being made public. The actress alleges she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein while she had a part in a movie being filmed in and around Toronto. The actress says Weinstein overpowered her in a hotel suite, pushed her onto a bed and exposed himself and performed oral sex on her without her consent. The woman’s lawyers will seek a judge’s order keeping her name secret, saying she might not proceed if it is made public. She is seeking millions in damages, claiming mental distress.

JOSH GROBAN REVEALS CLOSE CALL WITH TERRORIST ATTACK  _ As news broke about a terrorist attack that left eight dead in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, singer Josh Groban, who’d been at a nearby dog park, took to Twitter to report that he’d heard multiple shots fired. Grobin tweeted: “Oh my god, I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog. … I hope everyone’s ok. Was half a block from me, didn’t see it but heard 8-10 quick rounds fired off.”

HORROR MOVIES HAVE GROSSED OVER $1B AT THE BOX OFFICE IN 2017 _ If it seems like the only thing showing in theaters anymore is superhero films you’re only partly right. Horror flicks also dominate the weekly box office charts and in 2017 they’ve grossed $1.1 billion — with two months left in the year. The huge horror movie haul is thanks in large part to the record $324 million made by It over the past eight weeks. But other early-year horror hits like Get Out and Split contributed to the big boom. Annabelle: Creation was also a strong moneymaker for horror.

THIS HORROR MOVIE WILL HAVE YOU UNPLUGGING YOUR ECHO _ The best new horror film will make you think twice about your automated personal assistant. Whisper is a 2 minute horror short with the Amazon Echo in a starring role. It’s spooky… and it might just might make you unplug your Echo for a few days. • VIDEO

FORREST GUMP IMPERSONATOR JOGS AROUND CALIFORNIA CITY _ In Riverside, California, a man dressed as Forrest Gump has been running around neighborhoods and stopping to take pictures with residents. Video and a photo from police show the man sporting a mangy fake beard, red shorts and a red “Bubba Gump” hat during his jogs around the city. It’s the same outfit worn by Tom Hanks in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump. Hanks’ character spends part of the movie running across the country. • VIDEO

EVA LONGORIA BREAKS FOOT ON VACATION _ Eva Longoria broke her foot while in vacationing in Spain.

MICHAEL JACKSON IS #1 OF FORBES’ LIST OF TOP-EARNING DEAD CELEBS _ Eight years after his death, Forbes magazine says Michael Jackson is the top-earning dead celebrity for the fifth year in a row, at $75 million. Jackson’s earnings have gone up thanks to a new greatest hits album, Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show, and stock in the EMI music publishing catalog. Elvis Presley came in fourth with $35 million and Bob Marley ranks fifth with $23 million.

BURGER KING DELIVERS ONE OF THE BEST ANTI-BULLYING PSAs EVER _ We know 2017 has been a dark year when a fast food chain is suddenly one of the most principled public figures in America. Burger King just put out an anti-bullying PSA that’s surprisingly moving and effective. Yeah, it’s basically a three minute Burger King ad. But the PSA is better than some we’ve seen. • VIDEO

VAL KILMER’S BEHAVIOR SPARKS MORE CANCER RUMORS _ Val Kilmer has been spotted in a wheelchair while traveling around the airport in Los Angeles. He hid under a black cloth while peeking out to look at his cellphone. The actor admitted earlier this year that he previously had cancer, but said he’s in the healing process. He’s rarely been seen in public throughout the past year.

CLAIM: JUSTIN BIEBER TRYING TO PROVE HE’S A CHANGED MAN _ Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been spotted hanging out, and her family doesn’t seem too happy. A source said, “Justin is aware Selena’s family is not thrilled they are hanging out. They think he caused Selena a lot of grief. Justin hopes he can prove to them that he has changed.” The source added, “He has changed a lot in the past few months. He is a very different person. They have a lot to talk about and are having fun catching up.” Another insider revealed that Selena recently broke up with The Weeknd, but is not currently in a relationship with Justin.

METALLICA PARTNERS WITH SPENCER’S GIFTS _ On Friday, November 10, Metallica will reissue one of the most popular albums in heavy metal history — Master of Puppets. Spencer’s Gifts is partnering with the band to offer T-shirts exclusively in the store. Other merchandise like mugs, flasks, pint glasses, shot glasses and fleece blankets featuring the Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightening albums logos will also be available. Master of Puppets was released on February 24, 1986.

WENDY WILLIAMS PASSES OUT ON LIVE TV _Wendy Williams passed out on live TV while hosting her show on Tuesday. Williams was starting her How You Doin’ segment when she stopped, started shaking a little and fell to the stage floor on camera. The show immediately cut to break. When the show returned, Williams said that she got overheated in her Statue of Liberty costume. She said, “That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume and I did pass out. But do you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back.” She was examined by medical professionals and she is okay. • VIDEO

TOP TV SHOWS _ Week of October 23-29.

  1. World Series, Game 5: L.A. Dodgers at Houston, Fox, 18.94 million
  2. World Series, Game 3: L.A. Dodgers at Houston, Fox, 15.68 million
  3. World Series, Game 2: Houston at L.A. Dodgers, Fox, 15.5 million
  4. World Series, Game 4: L.A. Dodgers at Houston, Fox, 15.4 million
  5. World Series, Game 1: Houston at L.A. Dodgers, Fox, 14.98 million
  6. World Series Game 5 Pregame, Fox, 14.16 million
  7. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Detroit, NBC, 13.86 million
  8. The OT, Fox, 13.6 million
  9. NCIS, CBS, 13.3 million
  10. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 13.21 million
  11. NFL Football: Washington at Philadelphia, ESPN, 11.75 million
  12. NFL Football: Miami at Baltimore, CBS, 11.37 million
  13. 60 Minutes, CBS, 11.27 million
  14. Bull, CBS, 10.7 million
  15. This is Us, NBC, 10.6 million
  16. The Good Doctor, ABC, 10.39 million
  17. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 10.1 million
  18. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 9.75 million
  19. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 9.66 million
  20. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 9.52 million

AUDIO

Find these audio files on the Pro Audio page.

NYC TERROR: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on the 10/31 terror attack.

DROP: Attitude ability its amazing.

PHONER: Things you never thought you would have say to your kids.  →  2 real callers


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BITS & BREAKS

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WHEN TO KEEP A CHILD HOME

It’s flu season. If your kids get sick, here’s how to decide if you should keep him or her home.

A child can go to school with:

  • A common cold or a runny nose (regardless of mucus color)
  • A mild fever
  • Watery eyes but no discharge or pain
  • A rash without fever
  • Ringworm, for one day, before seeing a doctor; or with treatment

Keep a child home who:

  • Has fever plus another symptom
  • Has vomited twice in 24 hours
  • Has eye discharge and underside of eyelid is red
  • Needs rest to recover

WORDS WOMEN HATE

These are the top “normal” words that make women cringe — the most hated words in the English language.

1. Moist (by a landslide)
2. Panties
3. Navel
4. Squat
5. Sprinkle


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: The average American woman is doing this a little over six months of each year. (Trying to lose weight.)

TRIVIA: Americans use an estimated 91 billion of these each year. (Plastic grocery bags)

RIDDLE

It runs and runs but can never flee.
It is often watched, yet never sees.
When long it brings boredom,
When short it brings fear.
What is it?

Answer: Time


VIDEO OF THE DAY

He clearly wasn’t expecting this.


IMAGE OF THE DAY


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DATEBOOK: NOVEMBER 2, 2017

This is day 306 of 2017. There are 59 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Political commentator Pat Buchanan is 79

• David Schwimmer is 51

• Meta Golding (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is 46

• Nelly is 43

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1895: The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000.

• 1920: KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast was of the results of the U.S. presidential election.

• 1959: “Twenty-One” game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

• 1959: After being struck in the face with a puck, goalkeeper Jacques Plante returned to play wearing a protective mask for the first time in professional play.

• 1983: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Day, the only current national holiday honoring an individual American.

• 1988: The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from MIT.

• 2000: The first crew arrived at the International Space Station.

• 2003: British intelligence finally identified a mysterious transmission that had baffled analysts for days. The nation’s leading communications scientists determined strange high-frequency noises coming from Scarborough signal station in Yorkshire were caused by a goat rubbing its horns against an antenna mast.

• 2004: George W. Bush was elected to a second term as U.S. President.

• 2012: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the cancellation of the New York City Marathon due to the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

• 2013: In Wisconsin, two planes carrying nine skydivers collided in midair; the skydivers used their parachutes to steer themselves clear of the debris, and the two pilots survived with minor injuries.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• All Soul’s Day

• Men Make Dinner Day

• Plan Your Epitaph Day

• Use Less Stuff Day

• Deviled Egg Day

UPCOMING

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 5: New York City Marathon
• November 7: Election Day
• November 8: CMA Awards
• November 10: College basketball starts
• November 11: Veteran’s Day
• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)
• November 24: Black Friday
• November 25: Small Business Saturday
• November 27: Cyber Monday
• November 28: Grammy nominations announced
• November 28: Giving Tuesday
• December 3: Supermoon
• December 3: Selection Sunday (college football)
• December 6: Time’s Person of the Year
• December 8: The Crown Season 2
• December 9: Heisman Trophy awarded
• December 10: Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
• December 11: Golden Globes nominations
• December 12: Hanukkah
• December 15: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
• December 21: First day of winter
• December 24: Christmas Eve
• December 25: Christmas Day
• December 31: New Year’s Eve
• January 1: New Year’s Day
• January 1: Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl (college semis)
• January 8: College football championship (Alabama won in 2017)
• January 23: Oscar nominations announced
• January 31: Total lunar eclipse/blood moon
• February 4: Super Bowl 52