September 10th Show
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On today's show:
Special Guest, Chris Lombardo, of
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo,
talks about the North Collier Fire District
Today, September 10th, in History
1963 President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama’s National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation. In January of 1963, following his election as Governor of Alabama, George Wallace famously stated in his inaugural address: "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." In what historians often refer to as the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door," the governor literally stood in the doorway as federal authorities tried to allow the students to enter.
1981 Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored. Regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history. Standing 11 ft 5 in tall and 25 ft 6 in wide, the large mural shows the suffering of people wrenched by violence and chaos.
2001 Contestant Charles Ingram cheats on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, wins 1 million pounds. After winning £1,000,000, the payout was suspended when Ingram was accused of cheating by having his wife, Diana, and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, cough as Ingram announced the correct answer from the available choices. Diana Ingram had previously been a contestant and won £32,000. Her brother Adrian Pollock had also previously won the same amount. has since participated in other television shows, including Weakest Link (where he appeared with his wife Diana), Wife Swap (in which he swapped lives with Jade Goody's boyfriend) and Hell's Kitchen and controversially on Big Brother's Big Mouth.
1885 Carl Van Doren, historian and critic who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Benjamin Franklin.
1929 Arnold Palmer, golfer who won four Masters, two British Opens and one U.S. Open.
1934 Charles Kuralt, journalist, known for his popular “On the Road” television program.
1941 Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of Game Boy.
1949 Bill O’Reilly, TV host (The O’Reilly Factor), author.
1960 Colin Firth, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor (The King’s Speech).
August 30th to September 22nd
Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel, so when the planet goes retrograde — which means that it looks like it’s going backwards in the sky — all those things go backwards. They start to get ugly and tangle up. Mercury isn’t really going backwards, it’s just hanging out by the sun, but from Earth, that makes it look like it’s in reverse. It typically runs for a couple of weeks, a few times a year.
Mercury rules all types of communication, including listening, speaking, learning, reading, editing, researching, negotiating, selling, and buying. Mercury also rules all formal contracts and agreements, as well as important documents such as book manuscripts or term papers, agreements, deeds, contracts, leases, wills, and so forth.
Included under this planet’s domain are all types of code, including computer codes, as well as transportation, shipping, and travel. When this planet retrogrades, these areas tend to get scrambled or spin out of control.
What Not To Do
Don’t Make/sign Agreements
Don’t Accept or Start a Job.
Don’t Try to Close the Sale.
Don’t Initiate New Projects
Don’t Purchase Computers or Begin Installations.
Don’t Repair Your Auto unless you absolutely have to
Don’t Buy Things
Don’t Select a Roommate or Move in With One
What To Do
Be sure not to take things personally
Back up your data!
Don’t purchase any big ticket items, because they will often have flaws or issues that you weren’t aware of Like computers/cars
Take things with a grain of salt. Everyone is a bit confused, and people are much more inclined to change their mind once Mercury goes direct.
Read the small print on any contracts.
Finish things you started a while ago
Get together with old friends, reminisce and laugh!
Double-check any information you’re given, especially as relates to travel arrangements!
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo
North Collier Fire Commission
Deep clean family spaces welcome approaching holidays with a clean and comfortable home.
Vacuum drapes and window treatments.
Clean window sills and window wells (huge issue for leaks/mold).
Vacuum and wet wipe baseboards and corners.
Vacuum upholstered furniture, or have professionally cleaned if needed. Move furniture and vacuum beneath and behind it.
Special Guest, Chris Lombardo
Mr. Lombardo, is a long time resident (34 years), a very engaged citizen of Collier County, an outstanding family law attorney and Fire Commissioner for many years. In his very entertaining interview (you MUST listen!), he offers us extraordinary insight into the history of fire services in Collier County, the benefits of successful recent transitions that he has been integral in creating and what the future holds. Looking forward to his next couple of years in office to finish the road map he helped chart.