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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!