The Salina Bombers, an indoor professional football team in its first year of existence, will be featured on the evening. The Bombers are 5-3, coming off a tough loss to rival and league leader Wichita this past weekend. The Bombers return home on Saturday May 18th with a game against the Topeka based Kansas Koyotes, and as a pre-cursor will do their best to entertain fans the night before at the Speedway.
There will be two events to “Celebrate Kristin Tyler’s Life” this Saturday, May 18th. Tyler is the Salina woman that went missing on April 25th after running to do some errands. She was later found by Saline County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, May 9th just East of Salina.
The first of the two events will be a “Celebration of Kristin Tyler’s Life” which be held at Jerry Ivey Park, Saturday, May 18th at 2:00pm. This will be a pot luck, so for those who wish to bring food can do so. Also they ask to bring red, white and pink helium filled balloons to be let go in remembrance of Kristin. They will also have T-shirts(kids sizes available) and bumper stickers for sale to help some of the expenses of the memorial and also for her 4 small children. Music will be played as well!
The second event will be a Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Ashby House parking lot on the same day Saturday, May 18th at 9:00pm.
We hope to see Salina out there supporting the family!!
National Pack Rat Day is celebrated on May 17th of each year. Pack Rat is a name given to an individual who collects and stores everything they have every acquired. The purpose of National Pack Rat Day is to bring awareness to this behavior and to encourage a little spring cleaning.
In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.
In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” accommodations in railroad cars conformed to the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. That ruling was used to justify segregating all public facilities, including elementary schools. However, in the case of Linda Brown, the white school she attempted to attend was far superior to her black alternative and miles closer to her home. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up Linda’s cause, and in 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka reached the Supreme Court. African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court justice) Thurgood Marshall led Brown’s legal team, and on May 17, 1954, the high court handed down its decision.
According to WSOC-TV in North Carolina, Trickle reportedly called the Lincoln County Communications Center and said that “there would be a dead body and it would be his,” at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Office members tried to call the retired driver back, but no one picked up.
Workers found Trickle near his pickup truck shortly after.
Trickle, 71, competed in 303 Sprint Cup races over a 24-year career. He never won a race on NASCAR’s biggest circuit but had 36 top-10 finishes. He was also named NASCAR Winston Cup rookie of the year in 1989.
He was a native of Wisconsin, but he lived in North Carolina since the early 1990s
Not very happy with what he saw the night before, Royals manager Ned Yost called his hitters together for a special meeting before Wednesday night’s game. He must have struck a responsive chord.
Kansas City struck early and often en route to a 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at the Big A and took the series, two games to one. That took the sting out of a period in which the Royals had lost six of seven games.
“It’s huge because we struggled with the Yankees, so to come in here and take two from these guys was big for us,” said Lorenzo Cain, who contributed a bases-clearing double. “We’ve got a momentum swing going and hopefully we can keep going against Oakland.”
On this episode, we discuss the advantages of perseverance to any business or organization, including keys for upper management personnel to utilize to get the most out of their business or organizational model, along with ways for lower-level employees to persevere and gain a competitive advantage in the workplace.
Our guest is Johnny Steven of Genesis Health Clubs, with 12 successful locations throughout Kansas.
On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.
The brainchild of Louis B. Mayer, head of the powerful MGM film studio, the Academy was organized in May 1927 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the film industry. Its first president and the host of the May 1929 ceremony was the actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Unlike today, the winners of the first Oscars–as the coveted gold-plated statuettes later became known–were announced before the awards ceremony itself.
National Sea Monkey Day is celebrated on May 16th of each year. Sea-Monkeys is a brand name for brine shrimp – a group of crustaceans that undergo cryptobiosis – often sold in hatching kits as novelty aquarium pets. Invented in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut, the product was heavily marketed, especially in comic books, and remains a presence in popular culture.
Harold von Braunhut invented the product based on brine shrimp in 1957. Ant farms had been popularised the year before by Milton Levine. Initially called “Instant Life”, von Braunhut changed the name to “Sea-Monkeys” in 1962. This was based on the supposed resemblance of the animals’ tails to those of monkeys, and their salt-water habitat. The product was intensively marketed in comic books using illustrations of humanoid animals drawn by the comic-book illustrator Joe Orlando, which bear no resemblance to the crustaceans. Von Braunhut is quoted as stating: “I think I bought something like 3.2 million pages of comic book advertising a year. It worked beautifully.” Many purchasers were disappointed by the dissimilarity, and by the short lifespan of the animals.
David Beckham, who starred for Manchester United, Real Madrid and England’s national team before heading to the United States and Paris, is retiring. The news was confirmed Thursday by England’s Football Association.
The midfielder played his first game for Manchester United in 1992 and eventually rose to become captain of England’s international team for more than 50 games, including several World Cup tournaments. He appeared in 115 matches for the squad.