Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hello, my friend! It’s Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and if your feet haven’t hit the floor yet, I recommend heading straight for the fuzzy slippers…it’s the coldest it’s been since Christmas. A quick temperature roundup at 0300 shows it’s 29 at the Portland airport, 26 on my deck, and 9 in Bend. But once the sun gets frisky, we should reach a high of 50 or more. We’re tracking, like NORAD does Santa, an invader from the far north this weekend, and it’ll be cold enough for snow on the valley floor on Monday. But showers should be over by then. So either we’ll miss it, or we’ll shovel it. Sunrise today 7:15 AM, and sunset 5:35 PM.

It’s Mardi Gras!

And Spring Training camp opens today for 21 MLB teams!

And it’s two months until Dripstock Two!

At the Olympics…Norway leads the overall medal count was 9…Team USA is third with 6, including three gold.

The Dow is opening at 24,601, following a 410 point gain yesterday.

The Morrison Bridge is open again following a two-hour shutdown caused by an expected drawbridge malfunction.

A fuel spill has closed all but one lane of the Banfield inbound at 67th.

Two separate airplanes–a private jet and a Portland Police Bureau Cessna 172–were hit by laser flashes on Sunday evening.

Governor Kate Brown has granted a rare pardon to Dondrae Fair, an ex-gang member who served five years in the pen for a holdup during the Portland crack epidemic of the early 1990’s, and is now a respected mentor to young men emerging from prison.

Somebody’s been prying off gas doors and swiping gasoline from vehicles parked in Portland.

A coalition is advocating for a bullet train to connect Vancouver BC, Bellingham, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Portland, and Eastern Washington.

The Trump budget would cut $230 million from the cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where plutonium for nuclear weapons was made for decades.

The white powder that somebody mailed to Donald Trump, Jr. and his wife Vanessa turned out to be cornstarch. The Secret Service is investigating.

The Berlin Wall has now been gone longer than it stood.

Police in Georgia have arrested a man for spanking a stranger’s 2-year-old son at a grocery store when the little one kept pestering his dad for a candy bar.

Tonight it’s a Johnny Mathis Valentine as the famous crooner sings at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. This comes a day after word that another velvety voice of that generation–Vic Damone–had passed away at age 89.

Headlines…etc….

–“Strangers received new hearts on same day — then love happened”

–“Single Father Walks 11 Miles To Work, UPS Co-Workers Buy Him A Car”

–“Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rain”

–“Seattle TV Station KIRO Pays Off Medical Debts for 1,000 people”

–“Husband learns to drive at 79 so he can chauffeur his wife to hospital”

–“Chicago Man Asked For 10 Volunteers To Shovel Snow For Seniors. Over 100 People Showed Up”

It’s World Radio Day! My childhood dream come true is to hop in my car at 4 in the morning, drive to a radio studio, and help wake up the most beautiful city in America. See you on 103.3 in Portland, and K103 on the iHeartRadio app all over the US and Europe!

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