Terrific News Tuesday

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Bertrand Russell

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)! Today is one of those Tuesdays that feels like a Monday!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Memorial Day
  • Saved From the Dead
  • David Cook & Malmstrom AFB
  • 39 Rounds
  • NHL/NBA Championships

Memorial Day:

It’s looking like Americans are starting to understand that Memorial Day is the day our nation honors military members who died in service of our country.

We are seeing fewer “Happy Memorial Day” Tweets and Facebook posts and fewer ads thanking veterans for their service on Memorial Day because people seem to understand the reason for the holiday. That is a good thing.

We can still get a fantastic deal on a new mattress, too.

Saved From the Dead:

This past week there was another great “On the Road” story from Steve Hartmann at CBS News:

There are 58,315 names on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. And this is the story of why there’s not one more — a story about a soldier who came about as close to dying as any man alive.

To read/watch the whole story click HERE.

David Cook:

“American Idol” star David Cook performed at Malmstrom Air Force Base on Saturday afternoon as part of his Air Force Entertainment Tour. (MTN)

It’s great to see performances like this for military personnel and their families – they deserve it.

39 Rounds:

Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., were declared co-champions Thursday night after fighting to a draw during 39 rounds in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. (USA Today)

This is the third year in a row that we have had co-champions. To see the 2016 Spelling Bee roster, click HERE.

NHL/NBA Championships:

The NBA and NHL Championship match-ups are set!

Last night in the Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins took the first game over the San Jose Sharks. Most of the games are being broadcast on NBC or NBCSN. See the full schedule HERE.

The Golden State Warriors came back from a 3-1 deficient against the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the Western Conference last night. They now play the Cleveland Cavaliers starting Thursday night. The games will be televised on ABC. See the full schedule HERE.

Another good thing is that the NHL and NBA championship games are not being played on the same night.


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