Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hiya! It’s Drip time for Tuesday, June 4, 2019, a wonderfully sunny and super busy day with highs of 77. A chance of showers begins tomorrow. Sunrise 5:23 AM, sunset 8:54 PM, total daylight 15:30:38, up 1:15 from yesterday.

This was the day nine years ago when 7-year-old Kyron Horman went to school at Skyline and never came home. What happened?…will we ever know?…will a man walk into a police station someday and announce in a grownup voice, “I’m Kyron Horman?”… nobody has a clue. His Mom, Desiree Young, is holding a news conference today to announce “something exciting that we are doing to bring more awareness to Kyron’s story and keep up the search for him.” The public’s invited, by the way. It’s at 9 AM at the TVF&R Station #72 in the 11600 block of NW Skyline.

The stars weren’t in alignment for Canby High School’s marching band, but the Cougar musicians will be in full flower on Saturday, as they’re joining the Grand Floral Parade as a late add after a “procedural error” led to their the band’s being scratched from the Starlight Parade. Awesome job by Rose Festival (I see Marilyn Clint’s fingerprints there–and Charlie M. Clint’s as well) and nice recovery by the school administration to work that out.

Rose Festival, by the way, is spreading the word that last-minute float decorators are needed! Call the Rose Festival office for info.

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Day Two of the Trump visit to London features a meeting between POTUS and the imminently-exiting PM Theresa May–Trump apparently jokingly urged her to “stick around” for a great trade deal–and a huge protest gathering down the street in Trafalgar Square including the famous Baby Trump blimp. Last night during a state dinner Queen Elizabeth diplomatically but pointedly toasted the “international assembly of institutions” built after WWII–which Trump has often disparaged as “globalist”–with the Queen observing, “While the world has changed, we are forever mindful of the original purpose of these structures: nations working together to safeguard a hard won peace.” Trump patted her on the back–which would have been a shocking breach of protocol, but as Elizabeth said, the world has changed.

Governor Kate Brown will sign a proclamation declaring this Friday to be “Gun Violence Awareness Day.” She gave up a package of gun-related bills this session in exchange for Republican acquiescence on the business tax for education.

The driver of the car that killed three teenagers in Salem had a blood alcohol level of .239.

It was only 100 years ago today that Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. Oregon was the 25th state to ratify, the following January, and Washington was 35th two months later.

This was the day in 1942 when The Battle of Midway began. The Imperial Japanese Navy tried to lure the United States Navy into a trap, but American intelligence had cracked the Japanese naval code, and the US Navy was able to inflict such irreparable damage that the Battle of Midway proved to be a pivotal point in the Pacific War.

Thirty years ago today Chinese army troops stormed in to crush the pro-democracy movement that was occupying the vast Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Thousands of people died, and the “June 4 incident” is an off-limits topic in that country. But what became of the young man who stood in front of a line of tanks, even moving from side to side when they tried to get around him? Nobody knows. Some say he fled to Taiwan and has lived a quiet life. Others scoff at the naivete of that notion. But that photograph is one of the most iconic in history, symbolizing resistance to a totalitarian government.

Pro gambler James Holzhauer’s lucrative run on “Jeopardy!” ended last night as he was beaten by a bright young woman who out-gambled him.

And congratulations to Oregon State University’s slugging catcher Adley Rutschman—who became the first player in school history to be chosen #1 in the MLB draft! This gifted and grounded young man could be a Baltimore Oriole before you know it.

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Let’s put a thumb on the positive side of the scale..

–“Rare albino fawn rescued by truck driver from middle of the road”

–“Tiny koala joey rescued after mother hit by car is cared for in makeshift pouch 24 hours a day”

–“Student Can’t Get A Kidney Transplant Without A Home, So His Teacher Is Adopting Him”

–“Manhattan Installs Punching Bags To Provide Relief To Frustrated New Yorkers”

–“Five Ways Baseball is a Home Run for Brain Health”

Details in the Coffee Cup!

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So much happening! Let’s cap it there. Thanks for reading the DD. Have a very fine Tuesday!

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