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OTR TRADE Site News 07.04.09

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Saturday Serials


Where our Special GUEST HOST Continues to tickle our Funny Bone!!!!

Don't Miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And A Special Bonus Serial!! Don't miss the Further Adventures of The Planet Man!!!!

Got a Serial You would like to Request? Or would you like to be our Next Guest Host????

PM Gandalf!!!!


The incomparable Barbara Stanwyck headlines at the Drive-In this holiday weekend in a double-bill of crime and passion. We begin with a screening of THE LADY OF BURLESQUE (1943) and conclude with THE FILE ON THELMA JORDAN (1950). There was only one Barbara Stanwyck. See for yourself this weekend at the Drive-In.

Got a movie you want to see?


Get your Movie requests in!!!! PM airlanes!!!

Channel Surfing......

Can't find something to satisfy your OTR craving?

Tune in to Channel Surfing........


Please Be Patient as we do a little housecleaning again this month. Remember if you haven't posted at least 2 times or haven't posted in awhile.....Stop in and say "HI" So that you can continue to enjoy your stay here without any problems.....

Also.... OTR TRADE wants you!!! We are looking for a few good listeners to help us out, What would you like to see us add or get rid on this site? And if you can help us in any way PM Gandalf. We are looking for help in any area--News, articles, Series/show logs, Blue Plate Special, GUEST HOSTS for Saturday Serials,etc.............

Some Sad News................

Sitcom star Mollie Sugden has died in hospital after a long illness, aged 86.

The Yorkshire-born star of popular programme Are You Being Served? died in the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford on Wednesday afternoon. Her twin sons, Robin and Simon Moore, were at her bedside

Best known for her comedy roles often playing battleaxes, Sugden also appeared as the fearsome Mrs Hutchinson in The Liver Birds. And memorable in Thats My Boy

Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? told the BBC: "Mollie, of course, was an excellent comedian. She was a jolly good actress."

The BBC's head of comedy Mark Freeland said: "She will be remembered as a truly funny and instantly recognisable actress - a star of 1970s British comedy."

Website worth checking out.....

Boxee for Windows

We are finally releasing a public alpha of boxee for Windows. We are looking forward to getting feedback from PC users, so we will be ready for beta later this year.

Boxee is now available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu users, and our goal is to keep the 3 platforms in sync as we release updates and upgrades.

What is Boxee???

Boxee is a free, open-source software platform that integrates personal media with Internet media along with social networking. boxee’s social networking component allows users to share information about what they’re listening to or watching with other Boxee users or friends on social networks like twitter, facebook, etc.

Boxee is designed for your TV and use of a remote control. To get Boxee on your TV you’ll need to first connect your computer to the TV screen. You will most likely need an DVI/VGA to HDMI cable (but it depends on the specific input/output on your computer and TV).

Boxee is based on the Award winning open-source project XBMC, and also incorporates the XUL framework (which is the basis for the Mozilla browser).


On this day in History......

1054 Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) starts shining (23 days)
1636 City of Providence, Rhode Island form
1653 Barebones Parliment goes into session in England
1776 Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain
1789 1st US tariff act
1802 US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
1817 Construction on Erie Canal begins
1819 William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
1827 Slavery abolished in NY
1828 Construction begins on Band O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
1829 Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)
1832 "America" 1st sung publicly
1836 Wisconsin Territory formed
1845 Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
1845 Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
1862 Lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell
1863 Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
1865 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published
1866 Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying � of Portland, Me
1873 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens
1874 Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed
1875 White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg
1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
1881 Brooker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute
1882 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
1883 Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr
1884 1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)
1884 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
1886 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
1888 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz
1889 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
1893 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #369 Aeria
1894 Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
1894 Republic of Hawaii established
1898 "La Bourgogne" collides with "Cromartyshire", 560 drown
1898 French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark "Cromartyshire", 50 die
1898 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
1903 Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message
1905 Phila A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
1908 NY Giant George "Hooks" Witse no-hits Phila Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
1910 Jack Johnson KOs James Jeffries in 15 rounds, ending come-back try
1911 Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 & ends a 40 game hit streak
1912 Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
1914 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
1918 Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
1919 Cincinnati Reds are 10� games back in NL, & win the World Series
1919 Jack Dempsey beats Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
1919 M Wolf discovers asteroid #914 Palisana
1925 44 die when the Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
1925 Yanks Lefty Grove beats A's Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
1929 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
1933 Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1938 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
1939 Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
1939 Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
1941 Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for the 1st time, 11 days later
they successfully recreate pencillin
1942 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
1946 Philippines gains independence from US
1950 Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own consitution)
1954 West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern
1956 Independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia
1956 US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland
1959 America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
1959 Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
1960 America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
1960 Mickey Mantle hits career homer # 300
1962 Island Records begins
1966 LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
1967 Freedom of Information Act goes into effect
1967 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
1969 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK
1969 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin
1969 Ann Jones defeats Billie Jean King for Wimbeldon Ladies championship
1970 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
1970 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of
Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
1973 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who
"offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
1975 Bundy victim (?) Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah
1976 Raid on Entebbe-Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers
1977 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
1978 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #3332
1978 Memphis firefighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
1982 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
1982 Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe for his last Wimbeldon championship
1983 Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
1984 Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
1985 Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins
1987 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
1987 Martina Navratilova wins 6th straight Wimbeldon defeats Steffi Graf
1987 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" convicted by a French court
1988 Steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown
1988 US navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
1990 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star
Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address

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