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Saturday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2014.
There are 193 days left in the year. First Day of Summer!!!


1913, Georgia “Tiny" Broadwick became the first woman to parachute from an airplane as she jumped over Los Angeles.
In the year 2013 there were roughly 3.2 million jumps according to the United States Parachute Assoc. The USPA states that they had  0.0075 fatalities per 1,000 jumps—among the lowest rate in the sport’s history! Still out of those 3.2 million jumps how many people died in 2013 from Skydiving accidents?
 1982, a jury in Washington, D.C., found John Hinckley Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Ronald Reagan and three other men.
John Warnock Hinckley, Jr., was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on May 29, 1955. The youngest of three children. On March 30th 1981 he attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C. as the culmination of an effort to impress what teen actress?
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A 23-year-old soldier deployed in Afghanistan may be getting his dog back after his ex-girlfriend sold it on Craigslist — all thanks to strangers who fought for its return....The soldier, Robert Gabbert, who is based in Fort Collins, Colo., left his dog, Baxter, with his former girlfriend when he was deployed overseas in March. A few months ago, she told his father she was having trouble caring for the dog and, rather than return it to the family, she sold it online.She never called Gabbert’s father, Robert to arrange for the dog’s return. The ex-girlfriend has not been named.The incident, which has gained national attention in the past week, ignited some outcry. It started when Gabbert learned his 3-year-old Shiba Inu had been sold and he posted a desperate plea on Craigslist. The note went viral and turned into a mission for Baxter’s safe return.Gabbert’s family found out the pooch was purchased by a military family. His mother, Karen, reached out to them. However, when she did, she said the new owners, who have not been identified, were reluctant to give up the pup. They said their children had become attached.
So strangers rallied together. Someone who saw Gabbert’s plea created a Facebook page called “Help Bring Baxter Home.” Supporters raised about $1,400 to pay the new owners in exchange for the dog. Even the Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue, a nonprofit organization, offered to find a new puppy for that family, ABC News reported.Then, earlier this week, KOAA reported the two families were working on an agreement. The Facebook page has since been removed. And it looks like the pooch is bach home with his soldier.
----------------------Have you seen the article that’s going viral across the web and terrifying pet owners. NO ICE WATER FOR DOGS… PLEASE READ ASAP...You’ve probably had the story show up in your Facebook timeline or an email from a friend.  On the internet circulating right now is a story that seems very legitimate of a dog developing bloat after consuming ice cubes and water.  It’s the story of a dog who almost dies after his owner gives him ice water, claiming the cold water caused the dog to bloat.Bloats can be a life-threatening situation that actually flips the stomach while enlarging it.The viral post has been scaring dog owners since 2007, and it just recently made a comeback on social media.If the dog is overheated and dehydrated, and desperate for fluids and they consume huge, huge amounts of ice cubes or water all at one time, it could create a situation where the dog could bloat. But that’s true for large amounts of any temperature water.Just consuming cold water or ice cubes in moderation will not cause bloat, saying ice cubes and water when the weather is hot is a good thing.Though the article seems very real, even scientific enough to scare the most educated pet owner, the findings behind it are simply false.Ice cubes and cold water are fine for pets as long as it’s done with some common sense.
-----------------------There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'... It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut, whose wild white and brown hair, bulging eyes and protruding teeth belie his sweet, energetic personality.Although Peanut is healthy now, his owner, Holly Chandler of Greenville, North Carolina, says he was seriously burned as a puppy, resulting in bald patches all over his body.Chandler hopes Peanut's victory will help raise awareness about animal abuse. She plans to use the $1,500 prize to pay for other animals' veterinary bills.The contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, is in its 26th year.
 --------------------Small dog, great deed: Maltese finds lost wallet...A 7-month-old Maltese puppy owned by Bonnie and Brad Gruening likes to retrieve. Earlier this week, Lady Bunny came home with an unexpected prize - a wallet its owner didn't know was lost.The puppy found and brought home a wallet belonging to Rudy Vonda, a sanitation worker with Pacific Waste Management who drives a route in the Gruenings' North Douglas Island neighborhood in Juneau Alaska.The Gruenings called Vonda to report their pooch had found his property. The dog's head was barely bigger than his wallet, Vonda said.Lady Bunny has a good nose. She has brought home other treasures, Bonnie Gruening said. "She particularly likes to take our neighbors' shoes."
----------------------------George the cat makes his way back to old home..George knows what he likes - and what the 2-year-old orange tabby cat likes is his family's old rented quarters in Portland Oregon's St. Johns area.When the family moved across town to east Portland in May, George slipped away and made his way back, somehow getting across 12 miles, three interstate highways and neighborhoods where residents often see coyotes.Amy Campion said that George probably got out through the garage the day the family was moving into the home they'd bought. They searched like crazy, but hen George didn't turn up, friends suggested Campion let her old landlord and a few former neighbors know, in case George made one of those journeys cats sometimes make.Then new renters at her old place called: George was hanging around, begging to be petted.The Campions rushed over to retrieve him. For a few weeks, George isn't going outside without a leash.

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