The Weekly News Round Up for January 11

All the news to end your week with!

Hello Nacho Readers and welcome to another Weekly News Round Up of stories found on the internet. It is very much the dead of winter here with a bunch of snow just dumped on us here in Maine, but I don’t need to be outside to write up another week of News for all of you. So with that here is another bunch of stories found in the web!

The “Auction At Graceland” During Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Garners Strong Results From Bidders Worldwide

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–()–With thousands of fans and pop culture enthusiasts in Memphis for King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s™ 84th birthday celebrating the life and career of Elvis at Graceland®, music fans and collectors in Memphis and around the world participated on site and online in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at The Auction at Graceland, which brought in over $600,000 today.


BusinessWire has this story on The Auction of Graceland. In celebration of Elvis Presley, his estate has put up an auction of a bunch of his stuff. The auction has a number of Elvis worn things like Rings, jackets, and a lot of other bits that all together brought in over $600,000! A hunka hunka holy crap!

A second mysterious repeating fast radio burst has been detected in space

Far outside our Milky Way galaxy, something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst to be discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.


News4Jax Reports that scientists have detected a wave of short sound wave bursts coming from space. This is the second time this has been recorded and no one is quite sure what is making the radio bursts and just where are they coming from. Aliens maybe? Who knows?

Joshua Tree to stay open as park service uses fee revenue amid shutdown

Joshua Tree National Park will not close on Thursday amid the partial government shutdown and reports of damage at the Southern California attraction after all, the park service said. The National Park Service said in a statement Wednesday that it will immediately use money generated by recreation fees to avert the planned closure.


MSN reports on the news that Joshua Tree National Park in California will remain open despite the President of the United States shutting down the government. The park reported that revenue generated from Recreation fees will allow the park to open as normal instead of closing temporarily and address some maintenance issues. The funds allow for some crews to come in a fix and clean up some things that were problems since the park has shut down back in December.

Barbara Cotton Curtis Brewer marry, celebrating together all the milestones – Uk Pressit

Barbara Cotton Curtis Brewer marry, celebrating together all the milestones. In 1961, Barbara Cotton and Curtis Brewer were high school sweethearts in Connecticut, and attended prom together. But after college, the couple lost touch when Curtis moved to Tampa. Barbara spotted Curtis on the website, Classmates.com last year, and reached out to him.


UKPessit has the story of Barbara Cotton and Curtis Brewer who were Connecticut high school sweethearts back in 1961. When college time came, They lost connection when Curtis and his family moved to Tampa, Florida. They stayed split until last year when a grown-up Cotton spotted her old flame on classmates.com and reached out to him. They began dating again and now they are married! Talk about lost loves reignited! Congrats to the happy couple!

Police in Spain break up tennis match-fixing ring ‘involving 28 pros’

Ring alleged to involve 28 professional players including one who played in last US Open


The Guardian reports that Police in Spain has broken up a match-fixing scam in the sport of Tennis. The scam allegedly involves 28 players and 83 people in all. The players were from the ITF Futures and Challenger category and that one of the players actually played in the last US Open contest! There are a number of people being detained and questioned about the match-fixing scam. It is said the matches were fixed as a part of betting on the matches. I’m not a big fan of the sport myself, but this can’t look good for the sport!

Rare penny found in boy’s lunch box could fetch $2 million at auction

Rare Penny Found in Boy’s Lunch Box Could Fetch $2 Million at Auction


MSN has this news of a penny being found and could go for $2 MILLION at auction. The penny is dated 1942 and actually made of copper, whereas most pennies at that time were made of steel coated in zinc to save up copper for World War II efforts. A few were mistakenly made by the U.S. Mint before switching everything to the coated steel and one of those pennies was found. This particular coin was owned by Don Lutes, Jr. when he was 16 and handed the coin as part of his change from a school lunch. Lutes held onto the coin and when he recently passed away, it was found and now is being auctioned off. Penny four your thoughts?

Woodstock creator announces competing 50th-anniversary festival

Michael Lang, the co-producer and co-creator of the 1969 Woodstock festival, says a 50th-anniversary edition is in the works for Aug. 16-18. He made the announcement Wednesday as reported by The Poughkeepsie Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network. The festival will be held at Watkins Glen International racetrack in upstate New York.


MSN also has this story as Woodstock festival Co-Creator and Producer Michael “Mutt” Lang has announced plans for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock planned for August of 2019. An ambitious plan to be sure! The last time something like this was put together was the ill-fated 30th anniversary show back in 1999. I was the high school then and one of my classmates went. Of course, that show was marred by rioting and looting of the overpriced merchandise that led to several people getting arrested and even an allegation of rape during the last day of the festival. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen this time around!

And with that, we close out this week’s Round up of the news. Remember that in life, keep your eyes open and to keep reading!

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