Wednesday February 17th – Ash Wednesday

What we learned in 2009 that may have come as a surprise: Domestic pigs can quickly learn how mirrors work and use them to find food.




Albert Johnson, 'the Mad Trapper of Rat River,' killed by RCMP in shoot-out after 48-day 240 km manhunt in 40 below weather; charged with killing one Mountie and wounding two others. The Mounties enlisted World War I air ace/bush pilot Wop May to help them track Johnson.



Lester B. Pearson reduces age at which Old Age Pensions will be paid to 65 instead of 70; change to be phased in over five years.



Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model-T.



Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison.



Brad Paisley is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He wears the yellow jacket that Buck Owens wore the night he recorded his "Live At Carnegie Hall" album.



Cingular Wireless agreed to pay nearly $41 billion in cash to buy AT&T Wireless Services.



President Barack Obama signed a $757 billion economic stimulus package into law.


National news headlines this morning: Despite a startling protest by PETA … Sadie the Scottish terrier took America's top dog during the show at the Westminster dog. But only after two intruders turned the center ring at Westminster into their own platform. PETA members Dana Sylvester and Hope Round were charged with criminal trespass.

The pair of well-dressed women walked into the big ring at Madison Square Garden and held signs over their heads that said "Mutts Rule" and "Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs' Chances."

Dogs from 173 breeds and varieties entered this show






Paris Hilton –29- American socialite, heiress, media personality, model, singer, author, fashion designer and actress. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels).

If you see her today, tell her my answering machine is full and to quit calling.


Denise Richards –39-  Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough. She also has her own reality TV show, Denise Richards: It's Complicated.

We will be married one day.. she knows this.


Rene Russo –56- stared in Major Leauge, Lethal Weapon, Tin Cup and Get Shorty.





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