The Weekly News Round Up for January 4.

Some News for the New Year

Hello Nacho Readers and welcome to a new year and this Round Up of news found on the internet! It is still cold outside around here, but why don’t you warm up with some news!

Bob Einstein, a.k.a. Super Dave Osborne and Larry David Pal, Dies at 76

Bob Einstein, whose career as a comedy writer took a quirky turn into television acting as the hapless daredevil Super Dave Osborne, and later as a friend of Larry David’s on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” died on Wednesday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 76.

The New York Times has the news of the passing of Bob Einstien, who is known as the actor who played “Super” Dave Osbourne to many and was on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” More recently. I LOVED Super Dave many years ago and watched the animated show when it aired on FOX along with the live action stuff he played for a number of other places. Einstein was a funny man and he will be missed.

Daryl Dragon, of ‘The Captain and Tennille,’ dead at 76

Daryl Dragon, the “Captain” of “The Captain and Tennille,” died Wednesday at age 76. Dragon and Toni Tennille had a run of easy listening hits in the 1970s, notably the chart-topping “Love Will Keep Us Together.” Their other songs included “Muskrat Love,” “Shop Around” and “Do That to Me One More Time.”

MSN also remembers “Captain” Daryl Dragons, one half of the 70’s Easy listening duo of the” Captain and Tennille” who also passed away yesterday at the age of 76. With hits like “Love will keep us together” and “Do it to me one more time”, they were easy listening hits for much of the latter half of the 70s. A heck of a musician and one who left his mark.

Austrian women celebrate country’s first same-sex marriage

Two Austrian women are the first same-sex couple to officially tie the knot in the predominantly Catholic country, following years of legal challenges from gay rights groups. Public broadcaster ORF reported Tuesday that Nicole Kopaunik and Daniela Paier wed in a ceremony in Velden, southern Austria, shortly after midnight Tuesday.

MSN also has a report on the first wedding of a gay couple in Austria. Austria had ruled back in 2017 that gay marriage would be official in 2019 and it is now. It is said that the women who are now married have been engaged for 4 years in waiting for this. Hope they have a wonderful life together. Hope this is also the first of many more marriages in the country.

World’s Safest Airlines named for 2019 – Airline Ratings

Qantas has been nominated the world’s safest airline for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety, and product rating website. AirlineRatings.com also announced its Top Twenty safest airlines and ten safest low-cost airlines for 2019 from the 405 it monitors.


Airlineratings has announced that Qantas Airlines has been named the safest airlines in the world for 2019. This is not the first time the Austrian airlines has been in this position. The airlines has been the top of safety lists for decades. The determination of these lists looks as such things as records of incidents, reactions to incidents, and also ratings of the airlines from their own editors. I don’t fly very much, but if you ever need to make a trip to Australia, this would be my pick.

Australian man screaming at spider ‘why don’t you die?’ triggers full police response

Multiple officers arrive at home to find Perth man with ‘serious fear’ of arachnids ‘trying to kill a spider’


The Guardian has this story also from Australia. Australian police sent multiple officers out to a man SCREAMING “Why don’t you die?!” and feared the worst, especially since there was a child involved in the house as well. Turns out the man is DEATHLY afraid of spiders and was trying to get rid of one that had gotten into his house. Remember this one of those Australian Spiders and I would be rather scared of them too! The man apologized and explained the situation and (other than the spider) no one was hurt.

Coachella 2019 headliners include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino

The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in Southern California from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae.


CBS News has the story that the headlining acts for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that is happening in April. Names announced for the event in the desert include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, 1975, DJ Snake, Diplo, Solange, and Weezer. The event takes place over two weekends in April with April 12 – April 14 and again at April 19 – April 21 in Southern California.

Chinese spacecraft makes first landing on moon’s far side

BEIJING (AP) – A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang-e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m., China Central Television said in a brief announcement at the top of its noon news broadcast.


NBC News has this story of China landing a spacecraft on the dark side of the Moon, The first country to ever actually do that. The USA, the then USSR, and China itself have landed spacecraft on the “near” side of the Moon but never before has anyone ever landed a spacecraft on the “other” side of the Moon. This mission marks the first Moon mission to land there since 1976.

And this one comes REALLY close to home here in Maine.

Thousands of gallons of fuel burn following tanker truck crash in Belgrade

Officials say thousands of gallons of oil burned after a tanker-truck overturned in Belgrade Wednesday morning, closing Route 27 for hours and sending smoke plumes that could be seen for miles. Route 27 was shut down in Belgrade, near the intersection of Route 135 following the collision of a tanker truck and an SUV.


WCSH 6 in Maine has this story of a MASSIVE fire in Belgrade, Maine when as SUV and a fuel tanker truck carrying 9,500 gallons of fuel struck each other at an intersection. The fuel caught fire and the smoke and flame could be seen for miles. Thankfully both men were alive and taken to the hospital for injuries. Glad they survived!

And with a hearty welcome to the new year, we end this Round up of the News found on the Internet. Remember in life to keep your eyes open and Keep Reading!

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