Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26, 1939 History.com First televised Major League baseball game


August 26, 1939 History.com First televised Major League baseball game

This Day in History


On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

At the time, television was still in its infancy. Regular programming did not yet exist, and very few people owned television sets–there were only about 400 in the New York area. Not until 1946 did regular network broadcasting catch on in the United States, and only in the mid-1950s did television sets become more common in the American household. Read more: 

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-televised-major-league-baseball-game August 26, 1939 History.com First televised Major League baseball game

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The Washington Post is reporting WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot and killed during a live interview in southwest-Virginia


The Washington Post is reporting WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot and killed during a live interview in southwest-Virginia


This is nuts.... Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and colleagues of Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were shot and killed during a live interview on TV this morning in at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, which is located in Franklin County in southwest-Virginia.

According to an article in the Washington Post by By Dana Hedgpeth August 26 at 8:56 AM: “CBS News said in a Twitter message that a gunman killed a reporter and a videographer in a shooting while they were doing a live TV report in Southwest Virginia.”


The Washington Post is reporting WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot and killed during a live interview in southwest-Virginia #WDBJTV http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2015/08/wdbj-tv-journalists-alison-parker-and.html

Washington Post reporting WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker & Adam Ward shot & killed #WDBJTV http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2015/08/wdbj-tv-journalists-alison-parker-and.html

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The Washington Post
News Alert
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015 12:09 p.m.
Suspect in death of TV news crew shoots self
Vester Lee Flanagan, the suspect in the fatal shooting of two television station reporters in Southwest Virginia, shot himself on Interstate 66 in Fauquier County. His condition wasn't immediately known.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I love visiting my friend Steve Allgeier, the county hoticultural University of Md extension agent.


I love visiting my friend Steve Allgeier,  the county hoticultural University of Md extension agent. His office is awesome and Steve is always so much fun. I always learn something.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Famed Vietnam combat photographer Catherine Leroy was in Vietnam from Feb 1966 to March of 1969.



Famed Vietnam combat photographer Catherine Leroy was in Vietnam from Feb 1966 to March of 1969.

Kevin E. Dayhoff, August 18, 2015 www.kevindayhoff.net

I was recently reminded of the legendary combat photographer Catherine Leroy. I was not aware that she had died… She died unexpectedly July 8, 2006.

According to a tribute to her written by Jay Defoore and published in Popular Photography on December 19, 2008, “Leroy first arrived in Saigon in February of 1966 without ever having published a photo. She had in her possession a Leica M2 and a mere $100. Just 21 years of age, she had no formal photographic training and had never been more than a few hundred miles from Paris. Through pluck and luck, she would go on to become the most famous female war photographer of the Vietnam era.

The standard rate for a Vietnam photograph that moved on the wire in those days was $15.00 per photograph. She had many of her photos published in Look and Life.

She was the stuff of legend with Marines. She spent a great deal of time in theater with Marines.

According to her obituary by Phil Davidson that ran in The Independent on Monday, July 17, 2006, “She was the first newsperson, male or female, to parachute into combat with US forces, and the first to photograph the Vietcong behind their own lines after she was captured during the Tet offensive but charmed her way to freedom. When she was wounded by a mortar round, she believed it would have killed her had her sturdy Nikon F2 not stopped the biggest piece of shrapnel.

In that story, retold by Defoore, “Leroy's legend was only aided by her independent spirit and resilience. On May 19, 1967, Leroy was injured by a mortar while on patrol with a group of Marines. "We were being mortared again and again, and there was nowhere to hide," she recounted to American Photographer. ‘I remember lifting my camera up to take a picture when there was a huge bang and I went down in the grass. I was conscious but couldn't move, and I was completely covered with blood -- and terrified that nobody would see me because I was covered by grass.’

“A month after suffering the worst of the mortar round, Leroy was back to tackling some of the most dangerous stories imaginable. In January of the next year Leroy and fellow French journalist Francois Mazure were captured by the North Vietnamese and she photographed her captors for a cover story in Life magazine.”

Many of her photographs have iconographic of the war in Southeast Asia. First among equals was ““Corpsman in anguish,” in which Corpsman Vernon Wike, 2/3rd Marine, looks in anguish when he realizes that his buddy is dead. Battle for Hill 881. 1967

According to her obituary by Phil Davidson that ran in The Independent on Monday, July 17, 2006, “Her most famous pictures were three shot in quick succession, but without a motor-drive, showing a young US marine corpsman (medic), Vernon Wike, crouched in tall grass in 1967 during the battle for Hill 881 near Khe Sanh. He is cradling a comrade who had just been shot by a Vietcong guerrilla.

In the first frame, Wike, still smoking the cigarette he had lit before the shooting, has both hands on his buddy's chest, trying to staunch the wound. In the second, he is trying to detect a heartbeat. In the third, perhaps her most famous, image, known as Corpsman in Anguish, he has just realised his buddy is dead. Leroy later recalled that Wike then ran from cover, shooting and yelling, ‘I'm gonna kill them all!’ He survived.”

Leroy remained in Vietnam until March of 1969.

According to Defoore, “Leroy's sudden death -- many of her closest friends didn't even know she was sick -- has left many unanswered questions, such as what will become of her vast collection of negatives…”
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Don Surber: Car idiot lights explained


Don Surber: Car idiot lights explained: Via Dave .

Car idiot lights explained - Hat Tip: Don Surber who credits “Dave.” Just saying


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Monday, August 10, 2015

Tom Canon shares some family reflections

Tom Canon shares some family reflections at the funeral service for Sylvia Canon for the many folks who have gathered at Grace Lutheran Church to say goodbye to a truly amazing person.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Mayor Utz, Councilman Chiavacci, Commissioner Frazier, and Chief Spaulding attended National Night Out in Westminster.





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National Night Out at Belle Grove Square with the Westminster Police Dept. was well attended and a great success.





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Worth repeating: November 02, 1990 The Obits and the News By Ernest B. Furgurson

Worth repeating: November 02, 1990 The Obits and the News By Ernest B. Furgurson http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/1990/11/november-02-1990-obits-and-news-by.html

November 02, 1990 The Obits and the News By Ernest B. Furgurson


NEW YORK. — New York. - IN JANUARY 1928, they electrocuted Ruth Snyder, the first woman sent to the chair in New York. Most of Manhattan's newspapers ran columns of purple prose about it. Page 1 of the Daily News told the story in one word and one picture.

The word, in huge type, was DEAD! The blurred picture below it was of Snyder at the instant the shock hit her -- taken by photographer Tom Howard with a hidden camera strapped to his ankle.

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That may have been the News' most famous front page, at least until the one in 1975 when the president refused to bail the city out of its financial crunch. The headline that day was was FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD.

The word ''dead'' has figured often in the 71-year-history of the News; the paper has specialized in crime reporting, and printed the best. But for the past week, since a long-feared strike began, some of its own employees have become actors instead of narrators in a running crime story.

Starting with the first editions after the strike began, competing papers have covered it as if the News itself were on its death bed, as it may be. There are three tabloids in New York, and the common wisdom is that not more than two can survive. If the strike and management's determination to break the unions does kill the News, one of those rivals might have the bad taste to run its own gleeful headline proclaiming the News DEAD!

That would be the Post, once stodgily liberal, now wackily conservative, catering to readers downscale from the News' hard-core blue-collar fans. The other, more upscale, is New York Newsday, the Manhattan sister of Long Island's Newsday (owned by Times-Mirror, which also owns the Baltimore Sun).


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Worth repeating - June 14, 1995 Ubiquitous 'mean streets' are journalists' freeways By MIKE ROYKO

Worth repeating - June 14, 1995 Ubiquitous 'mean streets' are journalists' freeways By MIKE ROYKO

June 14, 1995 Ubiquitous 'mean streets' are journalists' freeways By MIKE ROYKO http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-06-14/news/1995165177_1_streets-newsday-new-york


America's streets are in terrible shape. And I'm not talking about potholes, busted curbs or blinky street lights.

No, the problem is that so many of our streets are really mean. This meanness is sweeping the country and spreading to foreign lands.

I made this discovery recently after hearing a TV war correspondent refer to snipers shooting people on "the mean streets of Sarajevo."

It seemed to me that I had read or heard the phrase "mean streets" before.

Using a computer service, I searched for the words "mean streets" in dozens of newspapers.

The search covered only the first five months of this year. But the results were frightening. Here are just a few of the mean streets that were found.


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Monday, August 03, 2015

On August 3rd of 1944 at the Tuskegee Army Air Field


On August 3rd of 1944 at the Tuskegee Army Air Field



On August 3rd of 1944 a group of twelve African American officers led by Captain Willard B. Ransom entered the west dining room of the Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF) Post Exchange restaurant. This restaurant had been reserved for white officers only. Capt. Ransom and the other officers sat down and asked to be served. When 2nd Lt. George D Frye the Assistant Exchange Officer, asked the black officers to go to the larger east dining room which was reserved for them, Captain Ransom showed Frye two War Department letters that noted service at base recreational facilities and post exchanges would not be denied to any personnel because of race.

With Col. Noel Parrish’s support, Lt. Frye agreed to let the black officers be served in the west dining room, effectively integrating the restaurant without violence. Unfortunately many white officers stopped eating at the facility. Also the elimination (wash out) rate for black cadets increased. Some white officers asked for transfers, however within two months, TAAF received its first black flight instructors. Col. Parrish assured the white leadership of nearby towns that integration of the base facilities would not affect areas outside the base.

Before WWII Capt. Ransom was a 1932 graduate of Crispus Attucks High School and he also graduated summa cum laude from Talladega College in 1936. Three years later he received his law degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the bar. In 1941, only two months into a four-year term as assistant attorney general, he was inducted into the service. After serving overseas in the Army, he returned to Indianapolis only to encounter prejudice at home.

As a result of this experience, Ransom reorganized the state chapter of the NAACP, encouraging people across the state to take direct action for civil rights. Ransom is credited with organizing local protests in Indianapolis in the late 1950s, before many of the sit-ins and marches in the South.

From 1947 to 1954, Ransom was the assistant manager of Madame C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. During this time, he ran a private practice and played a major role in passing all significant civil rights legislation in Indiana. In addition to serving five terms as chairman of the state NAACP, he was legal counsel to many African Americans in the Indianapolis fire and police departments, he was also the director of the National City Bank of Indiana, and a board member of the Madame C. J. Walker Urban Life Center.

In 1970, he co-founded the Indiana Black Expo. He was also founding member of the Concerned Ministers of Indianapolis. Ransom also received the organization’s Thurgood Marshall Award in 1993 for his dedicated work in the civil rights movement.

Ransom died in Indianapolis on November 7, 1995, at the age of 79.

History is all connected.


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Roy Rogers Quick Trigger Shooter Hat: Vintage Toy

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The goats at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair asked me to invite you to come talk with them at the fair.

Marc Fisher, realtor; and Bill Schrodel of Farm Credit staff a booth at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair.


Marc Fisher, realtor; and Bill Schrodel of Farm  Credit staff a booth at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair.

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It is great day to be at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair in Westminster Md





It is great day to be at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair in Westminster Md. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/08/it-is-great-day-to-be-at-carroll-county.html


Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair

This year the fair runs from Thursday, July 30, 2015 to Saturday, August 8, 2015

For more articles and pictures of the Carroll County Fair over the years, go here: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/search/label/%23CCFair

For more information about this year’s fair go to: http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/

For my July 31, 2015 story in the Baltimore Sun about the early history of the Carroll Co. Fair, go here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-archives-county-fair-0802-20150731-story.html

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Marc Fisher, realtor; and Bill Schrodel of Farm Credit staff a booth at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/08/marc-fisher-realtor-and-bill-schodel-of.html

This year's Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair has a very nice salute to Vietnam Veterans in Shipley Arena.

The goats at the Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair asked me to invite you to come talk with them at the fair. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-goats-at-carroll-county-4-h-ffa.html

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Stan Dabkowski’s food booth in the Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Md Fair.

Stan Dabkowski’s “Farmer Stan’s Plants and Produce” food booth in the Shipley Arena is always a favorite destination at the Carroll County Md Fair.

Stan is awesome. For years I always requested marinated asparagus spears - and one year he made them for me. Too funny.

Stop by and ask for marinated asparagus spears. Tell Stan, Kevin sent you.

For more information on Farmer Stan’s Plants and Produce, go to his website here: http://www.farmerstansplantsproduce.com/about-us.html

The food review at the fair is always important information for Jake Holmes. Just saying. This year I enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwich and french fries. Wow, I will have to run extra this week.



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See also: Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Patch: Annual 4-H and FFA Fair: 140 Years of Carroll County Tradition from August 7, 2011… http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2011/08/kevin-dayhoff-westminster-patch-annual.html

Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop



A Memphis police officer has been shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Saturday night.
At around 9 p.m. local time, a person inside the vehicle fired at the officer, who was taken to hospital in a critical condition where he later died, NBC reported...  http://mashable.com/2015/08/02/memphis-police-officer-shot/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the end, the Windows 10 upgrade failed. No surprise here.


 It very well may not be a Windows 10 upgrade failure... I suspect that I am dealing with a drive failure... I'm now trying to upgrade one of my back-up systems... We shall see. The desktop was an upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10. The backup system is going t go from Win 8.1 to 10... Hoping for a different result.

One Win 10 upgrade fail. One success. Fail probably due to a drive failure... On a different computer, the success is working great.

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My Windows 10 download is taking forever. I'm pretty discouraged

 

One Win 10 upgrade fail. One success. Fail probably due to a drive failure... On a different computer, the success is working great.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Casa-Rica for dinner in the Westminster Town Mall.





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We Bid Farewell to Aaron Wilson | Russell Street Report

We Bid Farewell to Aaron Wilson | Russell Street Report:

Sad for us. Great for the Houston Chronicle. SMH. I wish we could keep talent like this in Maryland.

LOMBARDI'S WAY

We Bid Farewell to Aaron Wilson

Tony Lombardi Posted 14 minutes ago in LOMBARDI'S WAY

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"Back in 2005 I approached Aaron Wilson, then a beat writer for the Carroll County Times covering the Baltimore Ravens, about collaborating in some way. I sought to bring more volume and legitimacy to Ravens24x7.com and who better to do that than Wilson?

Since Aaron’s first assignment in Baltimore covering the 2001 NFL Draft, he has always been a beast with a work ethic second to none. His tenacity and tirelessness command the respect of his peers, the team he covers and of course the many fans who consider him to be the premier source for Ravens information.

With the permission of the Carroll County Times, specifically Aaron’s editor Bob Blubaugh, we were able to work out a mutually beneficial partnership."

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fox News honors Frederick Co Sheriff Charles Jenkins as one of America's Top 10 Toughest Immigration Sheriffs

Fox News honors Frederick Co Sheriff Charles Jenkins as one of America's Top 10 Toughest Immigration Sheriffs

America's Top 10 'Toughest' Immigration Sheriffs



These top lawmen may not be household names, but they're vocal, vigilant and very determined to rid their counties of illegal immigrants.  Here's a look at some of the country's most outspoken anti-immigration advocates and some of their more significant actions:

Sheriff Charles Jenkins, Frederick County, Maryland


A lifelong resident of Frederick County, Md., Charles Jenkins initiated the controversial 287(g) Immigration Enforcement Program shortly after he was elected in 2006, becoming the first law enforcement official in Maryland to do so. The program, which some say leads to racial profiling, trains deputies to check the immigration status of individuals they arrest and has turned over at least 650 illegal immigrants in the county to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation hearings since its inception. Jenkins told "Maryland Sheriff" magazine last year that the program is the "single best thing" that any lawman could do to keep their citizens safe. He also testified before Congress in March 2009 on the importance of local enforcement of immigration laws. (Frederick County Sheriff's Office)
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