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#CantBeatCassiday – 2/21/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (15-2) THE HOST OF JEOPARDY RAPPED DURING ONE OF THE CATEGORIES ON COLLEGE JEOPARDY. WHO IS THE ... Read More »

An amazing race weekend and National Pet Day

I had an AMAZING time on the Randolph County Amazing Race over the weekend (with the exception of having to eat the canned spinach) and want to give a lot of kudos to the organizers of the event.    Along the route of stops and tasks I ran into an old friend I almost forgot about: Our team “Team Awesome” took ... Read More »

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  • Rob Manfred

    MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

    PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher’s mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act ...
  • Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer

    The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick. Brewer’s agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were first reported Tuesday by Yahoo Sports. Neither team immediately revealed the trade publicly. Williams announced he was ...
  • Gary Herbert

    Exodus of outdoor show from Utah criticized by beneficiaries

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sales double twice a year at the Toasters sandwich shop in downtown Salt Lake City when tens of thousands of plaid-shirted outdoor retailer representatives arrive in town for a massive industry trade show. And Laser Exhibitor Service hires 100 people before each show to set up and take down about 60 exhibitor booths for the ...
  • Official: Reforms didn’t cut sentence of suspect in killing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice reform initiative that had no impact on how long he spent behind bars, a prison official said Tuesday. Suspect Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, was sentenced to four years in prison ...
  • Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditch

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 16-year-old boys set up a meeting by promising to sell her a ...
  • JONI ERNST EVENT

    GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls

    FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) — In her district on a congressional break, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee faced tough questions at a town hall on issues ranging from health care reform to President Donald Trump’s appointees. Nearby, more than 100 protesters chanted loudly. Tuesday’s town hall outside Nashville was among several protests against lawmakers returning to their home districts this ...
  • Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups across the country that have urged President Donald Trump to safeguard Obama-era guidelines allowing students to use school restrooms that match their gender identity, not their assigned ...
  • Chris Brown

    Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her since ...
  • Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

    LONDON (AP) — Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie’s album “Aladdin Sane.” The proposal is to install it across from the Brixton Underground station, beside a mural of Bowie ...
  • Chris Brown

    Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It looks like the highly anticipated boxing showdown between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy could be off. Both hip-hop stars announced last month that they signed on for a three-round bout to be televised on pay-per-view and promoted by Floyd Mayweather. On Monday, Soulja Boy said on Twitter that Brown’s manager called his manager ...
  • Frances Bean Cobain

    Cobain’s daughter thanks late dad on date of 50th birthday

    Kurt Cobain’s daughter has paid tribute to the late Nirvana frontman on what would have been his 50th birthday. Frances Bean Cobain posted a brief note on Instagram on Monday. She writes, “You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life.” Her mother, actress and former Hole singer Courtney Love, posted a picture ...
  • Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the “Godfather of Fusion,” has died in New York City. He was 73. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday. Coryell grew up in the Seattle area. ...
  • Survivors mark anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened. Small gatherings of survivors and relatives of those who died were held Sunday and Monday at the site of the former Station nightclub in West Warwick. On Sunday, attendees joined hands ...
  • Eric Church

    Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he’s taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase. The “Springsteen” singer ...
  • Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel’s “Bulls and Bears” has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC’s Washington correspondent and hosted the network’s “The Money Club” before joining Fox News in 2000. Buttner graduated from Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Fox News host Neil ...
  • David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss. The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.” Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial ...
  • Conan O'Brien

    Hot sauce and hope for Conan O’Brien in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The towering U.S. television host Conan O’Brien is drawing stares in Mexico, where he’s taping an episode of his show in a bid to “do something positive” about the tensions in U.S.-Mexico relations. O’Brien, who is 6-feet-4, arrived late last week and has spent part of his time in Mexico City strolling the streets, greeting people ...
  • Panel left to right: Malcolm Nance - Author, The Plot to Hack America, U.S. Counterterrorism, Intelligence Officer, Larry Wilmore - Producer/ Comedian/ Writer, Jack Kingston - Former Representative

    Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’

    NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off. It was later, during an online-only “Overtime” segment of Maher’s Friday night show, that two of Maher’s three ...
  • Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected

    BOSTON (AP) — A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie “Glory.” Boston police are investigating after the damage was reported Tuesday. They suspect vandalism. National Park Service spokesman Sean Hennessey tells the Boston Globe it’s happened frequently enough that there are fiberglass replacement swords ...
  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ stay on top

    NEW YORK (AP) — Holdovers “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker” led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” — a hit in China, where it was made — struggled in its domestic debut. Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie” was No.1 again, selling $42.7 million in tickets over the ...
  • Shooting gets underway for Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff has begun production. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the cast at the controls of the Millennium Falcon. ...
  • Jamie Foxx

    Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not ...
  • Hungary’s Berlin film fest winner Enyedi to adapt novel

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian director whose “On Body and Soul” won the top award at the Berlin Film Festival says her next project is an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. Director Ildiko Enyedi also said Tuesday that she welcomed the national film fund’s support for her ...
  • Angelina Jolie

    Jolie hopes family will come out ‘stronger’ after breakup

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a “difficult time” since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they would come out “stronger for it.” The actress and filmmaker spoke briefly about her personal struggles during a recent interview with BBC World News. She has been ...
  • ‘Moonlight’ and ‘The Americans’ receive Writers Guild Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — The screenplay for “Moonlight” and the scripts for “The Americans” and “Atlanta” were among the winners of this year’s Writers Guild Awards. Barry Jenkins’ script for the Oscar-nominated “Moonlight” won the Guild prize for best original screenplay. Oscar nominee Eric Heisserer of “Arrival” won for best adapted screenplay. Best documentary screenplay went to “Command and Control,” ...
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Donald Trump, James Otis, James Lambert Otis

    Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says Otis agreed to pay $4,400 for the damage and ...
  • Chris Brown

    Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her since ...
  • Jamie Foxx

    Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not ...
  • Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks’ debut book is due in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use — his collection of short stories will be published in October. The Oscar-winning actor’s first book, “UNCOMMON TYPE: Some Stories,” features 17 stories, each in some way involving a different typewriter. It’s due out Oct. 24 from Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher said Tuesday. ...
  • Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

    LONDON (AP) — Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie’s album “Aladdin Sane.” The proposal is to install it across from the Brixton Underground station, beside a mural of Bowie ...
  • Tom Hanks

    Tom Hank’s debut book is due in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use — his collection of short stories will be published in October. The Oscar-winning actor’s first book, “UNCOMMON TYPE: Some Stories,” features 17 stories, each in some way involving a different typewriter. It’s due out Oct. 24 from Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher said Tuesday. ...
  • Abby Wambach

    Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

    Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton posted a photo of two hands flashing diamond rings on Facebook Saturday with the note, “Abby and I decided to hold hands forever. Love Wins.” Wambach posted the same photo on Instagram on Sunday . She writes in the caption: “Happy.” Wambach announced ...