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Hurricane Audrey Today 1957
Audrey was first detected over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on June 24. It moved slowly northward as it became a tropical storm and a hurricane the next day. A faster northward motion brought the center to the coast near the Texas-Louisiana border on the 27th. Rapid strengthening in the last six hours before landfall meant Audrey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane.
Cormie’s Grocery Destroyed By Fire
Cormie's Grocery was completely destroyed by fire this morning. Practically a historical location, everyone is familiar with the products of the Cormie's Deli on Big Lake Road at Country Club.
Attempted Murder Of A Train…
After a train killed his friend, Mark Anthony Bruce decided the best way to seek revenge was, well, to try to kill a train himself. To accomplish this ill-conceived vengeance, the 47-year old Tennessee man allegedly approached a train that was stopped on the railroad tracks near where his friend, a deaf mute, had been struck and killed last month.
Did You Touch My Pantene?
Dandruff isn't the biggest concern for the Pippert brothers. Thirty-two-year-old Jonathan Pippert and is 27-year-old brother, Jared, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, were arrested last Sunday after they got into a fight over a bottle of shampoo.
Get Out. Now. Love, Marie
When Marie Callender's declared bankruptcy this week, they weren't kidding around. The chain shut the doors on 64 of its 600 restaurants around the country, and shut them with such haste that anybody who happened to be enjoying one of its signature homestyle meals in one of the doomed locations was told to put down their fork and exit the premises.
Today Is Flag Day
Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info) 1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev. Elijah Craig (More info)
Another Hunt For Bin Laden
President Obama's recent announcement that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US operatives in Pakistan prompted happy cheers and a giant, collaborative sigh of relief from citizens around the world. After five minutes of celebration, though, came demands for photographic or video proof that our nation's nemesis was actually dead.
New Future For Arbys?
Popular fast food restaurant Wendy's, who owns Arby's Fast food restaurants is selling the popular chain. Guess the Popular old slogan for Wendy's "Where's the Beef ?" didn't ring true for the Arby's Restaurant Chain.
Apples Is Good For You
Will an apple a day actually make you a big hit on the beach? It's possible, as new research suggests that ursolic acid, which is found in abundance in an apple's peal, builds muscles while reducing fat.
Play Laser Tag On The Orleck!
The USS ORLECK Naval Museum, in conjunction with Battlefield Houston, is proud to present professional-level LASER TAG gaming aboard the USS ORLECK!
Your Money Or Your Dog?
Yep I'd fight over my dogs. A new survey of 1,500 pet owners in the US by petMD has revealed some interesting facts.