Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Richard C. Hottelet, Last Of Ed Murrow's Boys, R.I.P.

Richard Curt Hottelet, the former longtime CBS News United Nations correspondent who was the last surviving member of Ed Murrow's team, known as "Murrow's Boys," passed away on Wednesday at his home in Wilton, Connecticut at age 97.

Mr. Hottelet was the last to join Mr. Murrow's team when he presented himself to the future host of See It Now in London and was hired in January, 1944 and went on to broadcast the first eyewitness report of the Allied invasion on D-Day.

After the war, Dick was assigned to Moscow where Soviet dictator "Uncle Joe" Stalin dismantled his wartime alliance with the West.  The government in Moscow soon withdrew broadcasting rights for newsman Hottelet and Mr. Murrow recalled him after the communist regime refused to restore those rights.

Mr. Hottelet returned to the US and reported on domestic news events before being transferred to the new CBS News bureau in Bonn, West Germany in 1951.  He reported from Warsaw on the uprising in the Polish capital in 1956.

After anchoring several television morning news programs for CBS (1957-61) , Dick became the network's UN correspondent in 1960.  He retired from CBS News in 1985.



Monday, December 15, 2014

Beavers Bury Visiting Grambling

At Corvallis, Oregon:

The Oregon State Beavers (7-2) built up a 41-9 halftime lead on Monday night before cruising to a 71-43 home beatdown of the Grambling State Tigers (2-6). Gary Payton II registered the Beavers' first triple double since 1988 (when his father did the trick) with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to go with his six steals.  Victor Robbins paced the Beavers with a career-high 22 points while Malcolm Duvivier added 16.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pilots Outlast Hornets On Road

At Sacramento, California:

Thomas van der Mars converted nine of ten shots from the field en route to a 20-point performance on Sunday as the Portland Pilots (7-2) outlasted the Sacramento State Hornets (5-4) 80-75 on the road on Sunday.

Seahawks Smother Niners Offense In Second Half, Eliminate San Fran From Playoff Contention

At Seattle:

Marshawn Lynch ran four yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and Russell Wilson threw a fourth-quarter ten-yard TD pass to Paul Richardson as the Seattle Seahawks (10-4) defeated the visiting San Francisco 49ers (7-7) 17-7 on Sunday and ended the visitors' three-year run of playoff appearances.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Broken Record: Navy Beats Army Again

At Baltimore:

Quarterback Keenan Reynolds sealed the victory with his one-yard touchdown run with 12:07 remaining on Saturday as Navy (7-5) defeated Army (4-8) 17-10 for their unprecedented 13th straight victory over their arch-rivals.  Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo picked up his 56th victory to become the winningest coach in Navy football history. Navy now leads the Black Knights 59-49-7 in this storied series that dates back to 1890.


At New York:

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota became the first Duck to win the Heisman Trophy as college football's most outstanding player on Saturday, winning the trophy in lopsided fashion.

Ducks Knock Off Fighting Illini In Chicago

At Chicago:

Dillon Brooks scored 25 points (on nine-of-fifteen shooting) on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (6-3) knocked off Illinois (7-3) 77-70 despite 29 points from the Fighting Illini's Rayvonte Rice.

Beavers Top Miss State Bulldogs At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Jarmal Reid and Gary Payton II each scored 13 points on Saturday afternoon to lift the Oregon State Beavers (6-2) to a 59-49 home win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3).

Vikings Trip Up Struggling Roadrunners

At Portland, Oregon:

Braxton Tucker scored 18 points on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (5-3) started the game on a 17-3 run, then held off the visiting Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-8) 65-59

Friday, December 12, 2014

Yes, Folks....

Camels, according to doctors, are good for you.

Late 1940s (or early '50s) magazine ad.

Before It Was Called Cheerios-----------

It was called Cheerioats!

1940's magazine advertisement.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

If You Prefer An Alternative

Here's a 1956 magazine ad for Armour's Treet (a competitor to Hormel's Spam) with Hoagy Carmichael.

Like Spam And Eggs?

1940s magazine ad for Spam.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Badgers' Loss-------------

Beavers' gain?

Timbers Lose Donovan Ricketts To Orlando City In Expansion Draft

Twenty players were selected in Wednesday's Major League Soccer Expansion Draft:


Donovan Ricketts, goalkeeper, Portland

Tony Cascio, midfielder, Colorado

Jalil Anibaba, defender, Seattle

Pedro Ribeiro, midfielder/forward, Philadelphia

Lewis Neal, midfielder, DC United

Jairo Arrieta, forward, Columbus

Heath Pearce, defender, Montreal

Danny Mwanga, forward, Colorado

Mark Sherrod, forward, Houston

Eric Gehrig, defender, Columbus


Ned Grabavoy, midfielder, Real Salt Lake

Patrick Mullins, forward, New England

Jason Hernandez, defender, San Jose

Daniel Lovitz, midfielder, Toronto FC

Tony Taylor, forward, New England

Mehdi Ballouchy, midfielder, Vancouver

George John, defender, FC Dallas

Thomas McNamara, midfielder, DC United

Sal Zizzo, midfielder, Kansas City

Chris Wingert, defender, Real Salt Lake

Both Orlando City and New York City are set to start play next year.