Another weekend is almost here and we will be a man short on the Friday edition of the Wisconsin Morning News. Tom King is taking Friday to travel with his Legion baseball team this weekend. So he will miss out on my preview of the new movies including another Tim Burton film, "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".
Also, the nation's largest doctors' group backs requiring obesity education for kids and on the other end of the scale, Canadian gyms bans thin people.
Feedback begins with U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde discussing the latest developments in his race. After the 8:30am news, Congressman Sean Duffy and his wife Rachel will be in to discuss family values and the democrat claim that the GOP has declared a war on women.
Friday's Back In The Day Events
144 years ago . . . in 1868 - For some reason, ARKANSAS was readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
74 years ago . . . in 1938 - JOE LOUIS began his reign as a World Heavyweight Boxing Champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in Chicago. A year later to the day, he knocked out Max Schmeling in the 1st round in New York. He retained his title until he retired in 1949.
49 years ago . . . in 1963 - THE SAFARIS' "Wipe Out"was released.
46 years ago . . . in 1966 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", starring ELIZABETH TAYLOR and RICHARD BURTON, was released. Liz won her second Best Actress Oscar for her role in this movie about an older couple playing mind games with their younger guests.
44 years ago . . . in 1968 - The JEFF BECK GROUP made its debut at the Fillmore East. Lead singer ROD STEWART was so shy that he hid behind speakers for the first few songs.
43 years ago . . . in 1969 - JUDY GARLAND died from a drug overdose in London. She was only 47.
42 years ago . . . in 1970 - PRESIDENT NIXON signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18.
31 years ago . . . in 1981 - MARK DAVID CHAPMAN pleaded guilty to killing JOHN LENNON outside his New York City apartment building.
28 years ago . . . in 1984 - "The Karate Kid", starring RALPH MACCHIO and PAT MORITA, was released.
25 years ago . . . in 1987 - Dancing legend FRED ASTAIRE died of pneumonia at the age of 88.
18 years ago . . . in 1994 - MVP HAKEEM OLAJUWON led the Houston Rockets to the 1994 NBA championship by defeating the New York Knicks 90-to-84.
4 years ago . . . in 2008 - Comedian GEORGE CARLIN died of heart failure. He was 71.