Thursday February 25th

What we from 2009 that may have come as a surprise:

Women who have undergone successful breast cancer treatment are more likely to experience a recurrence if they have dense breast tissue.



George Washington convened the first Cabinet meeting on record - at his home.



A hockey game was televised for the first time, by New York City station W2XBS. (The New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 at Madison Square Garden.)



Closing of the VI Winter Olympic games at Oslo; the Edmonton Mercurys take home Canada's only Gold Medal, in Ice Hockey.



Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali) became the world heavyweight boxing champion for the first time by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.



Ontario Hydro opens $75 million Pickering nuclear power plant; has been the largest single producer of electricity in the world.

Also the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada.



Boston Bruins left-winger Johnny Bucyk, center Ed Westfall and defenseman Ted Green scored 3 goals in 20 seconds against the Vancouver Canucks; an NHL record.



Boston Bruins play the Minnesota North Stars in the NHL's most penalized game - 84 penalties, for a total of 392 minutes.



Silver speculator Bruce McNall, hockey star Wayne Gretzky and entertainer John Candy jointly buy CFL Toronto Argonauts; Gretzky and Candy are later financially embarrassed by the bankruptcy of McNall.



The movie "8 Seconds" debuts, with Luke Perry playing rodeo hero Lane Frost, and Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Karla Bonoff and McBride & The Ride all appearing on-screen. An MCA soundtrack features Reba McEntire and David Lee Murphy, among others



Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings that terrorized Wichita, Kan. (He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.)


National news headlines this morning: The chief of animal training at SeaWorld said there was no sign of problems with a killer whale before it killed a trainer in front of horrified onlookers in Orlando.

Veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau (bran-CHOH') was rubbing the whale named Tilikum after a noontime show Wednesday when the whale grabbed her and pulled her into the water, killing her.






Faron Young –wb 78- One of country's most colorful figures, he founds The Music City News and launches more than 40 hits from 1953-1974 on his way to admission in 2000 to the Country Music Hall of Fame


Sean Astin –39- Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Carrot Top –45- His comedy routine incorporates dozens of props stored in large trunks on stage; his prop jokes commonly consist simply of him pulling out a prop, describing it in a one-liner, and tossing it away.

Does anyone else notice he is on the roids and it looks really weird?


Ric Flair –61- "The Nature Boy," Flair is one of the most well known professional wrestlers in the world… and APPARENTLY STILL WRESTLES !!!