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37 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Nearly Electrocuted Onstage at Kiss Concert

Kiss were one of the top arena draws of the '70s, staging some of the most impressive concert spectacles of that era with their over-the-top theatrical performances. But the power of their live production almost cost guitarist Ace Frehley his life at a gig on Dec. 12, 1976, at the Lakeland Civic Center in Florida, when an unforeseen technical glitch caused him to nearly be electrocuted onstage.

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JUNE 6TH 1944 – If That Date Means Something AND Especially if it Doesn’t Please Read [PHOTOS]

 

My father was a nose-gunner on a B-24 Liberator in the European Theater.

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Ever Wonder Where Wearing Red Poppies on Memorial Day Came From? I’ll Tell You!

Sunday I had the pleasure of announcing and DJ-ing at the 33rd annual Pacific Northwest Mustang Club Show & Shine at the 'fingernail' in Howard Amon Park. I got my red poppy from Bob and Dick, VFW members and participants in the show. Here's the history on this iconic Memorial Day lapel adornment:

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Tri-City Landmark Demolished Monday – McCurley Dome Comes Down [VIDEO]

After serving as a Tri-City landmark for 33 years, the famous dome at McCurley Integrity Dealerships in Pasco was ripped down Monday.

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Historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheel Ship Coming To Tri-Cities in April

A chance to experience river travel as it was done a century ago.

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Who Remembers Tri-Cities Junior Soccer?

I've been nostalgic for my childhood lately and was remembering the way youth soccer used to be in Tri-Cities. My kids are too young to play now, so I can't compare and contrast, but here are my favorite things about the way things used to be:

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This Day in History — First Can of Beer is Sold

It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale to one of my favorite cities in America: the dirty river city of Richmond, VA.

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This Day in History — ‘The A-Team’ Debuted on TV

On this day in 1983, we learned a valuable moral lesson about human compassion from a very large, loud man in gold chains: We learned to pity fools.

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the American Pilgrims

This week, families will come together from all across the nation for Thanksgiving. They will stuff themselves full of turkey, side dishes and desserts. Some will laugh and joke with relatives, while others renew old feuds and bicker with their cousins and siblings. No matter how your particular Thanksgiving winds up, you can thank the American Pilgrims for starting this long-standing custom.

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Rockers Salute Military Heroes Via Twitter on Veteran’s Day

Classic rockers have lined up to pay their respects to members of our armed services in honor of Veteran's Day, which was officially yesterday (Sunday, Nov. 11) but in many workplaces is observed today.

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30 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release ‘Long After Dark’

By 1982, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had already racked up an impressive string of hits that included such future classics as 'American Girl,' 'Refugee,' and 'The Waiting' -- but as they proved on their fifth album, 'Long After Dark,' they were just getting started.

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