Columbus Day 2017

Monday , October 9th
Rainy today . High 75

Here's your HOT HEADLINES 

Upstate New York Man Spends Time Handing Out Cash

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Jason Aldean Covers Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' In 'SNL' Open

Comfort Dogs Heading To Las Vegas To Help Survivors Deal With Trauma

In The Prize Closet: 

7:05 'NNJ Garden State Giveaway " Listeners Choice"
Choose Between :
~Passes to have a blast and get lost in the LENTINI CORN MAZE....
~Passes to the 5th annual Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods
~Passes to see JJ Grey & Mofro with Special Guest The Commonheart at the Newton theater THIS THURSDAY. 

You'll get to choose if you can answer this simple question .. .

The reason the World Wildlife Federation selected this animal for their logo is because it's black and white, which saves money on printing costs. Was it 

A) Zebra
B) Penguin
C) Panda Bear
D) Polar Bear 

And because today is Columbus Day:
     Christopher Columbus set sail on a voyage to find a shorter trade route to Asia. He traveled west and accidentally landed in the Americas, spawning the era of European exploration in the New World.

The first celebration of his discovery didn’t take happen until October 12, 1792—exactly 300 years after his landing.  In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday, observed each year on the second Monday of October.   
      In recent years, this day has become pretty controversial – considering his brutal treatment of Native Americans. To that end, there has been a growing trend to replace ‘Columbus Day’ with Indigenous Peoples Day or Native American Day. And in fact, at least four states do not celebrate Columbus Day (Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota) with South Dakota officially celebrating Native American Day instead – and California going with Indigenous Peoples Day.


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