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Tue Sep 18 17:18:46 UTC 2018

9/18 TODAY IN HISTORY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Today's Highlight in History:On Sept. 18, 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Tue Sep 18 17:14:45 UTC 2018

9/18 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Celebrities with birthdays todaySinger Jimmie Rodgers is 85. Actor Robert Blake is 85. Actor Eddie Jones is 84. Gospel singer Bobby Jones is 80. Actress Beth Grant is 69. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 69. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 68. Movie director Mark Romanek is 59. Alt-country-rock musician Mark Olson is 57. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 56. -and-blues singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe and New Edition) is 51. Actress Aisha Tyler is 48. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 47. Actress Emily Rutherfurd is 44. Actor Travis Schuldt is 44. Rapper Xzibit is 44. Actress Sophina Brown is 42. Actor Barrett Foa is 41. Talk show co-host Sara Haines (TV: "Good Morning America") is 41. Actress Alison Lohman is 39. Designer Brandon Maxwell is 34. Actors Brandon and Taylor Porter are 25. Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger is 25. Country singer Tae Dye (Maddie and Tae) is 23. Actor C.J. Sanders is 22.

Tue Sep 18 17:04:57 UTC 2018

WILMINGTON N.C. (FLORENCE) - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Still stranded by Florence's epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps as officials struggled to open new routes to one of the state's largest cities.The death toll from the storm rose to at least 32 in three states, with 25 fatalities in North Carolina, as remnants of the once-powerful Category 4 hurricane -- now reduced to a rainy, windy mass of low pressure -- dumped rain on the heavily populated Northeast.Parts of southern New Hampshire and much of Massachusetts were under a flash flood warning, and a tornado warning was issued near Salem, Massachusetts.

Tue Sep 18 17:01:56 UTC 2018

N/E OHIO HOUSE PRICES Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County-

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

PRICES ARE UP 6.4%House prices maintained their momentum in August, climbing 6.4 percent across Northeast Ohio.  Amid steady buyer demand and scant listings, average sale prices were up sharply from August 2017 in many of the 18 counties tracked by Yes MLS, a real estate listing service.

Tue Sep 18 16:57:05 UTC 2018

EMMY AWARDS - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WIN?Who's counting? Not Henry Winkler, who bounded to the stage with delight to claim his first Emmy, more than 40 years after he was first nominated for his role as The Fonz in "Happy Days."  The crowd rose to cheer the 72-year-old Winkler as he accepted his trophy for best supporting actor in a comedy series for HBO's dark comedy "Barry," joking that he was giving a speech he wrote 43 years ago.  He quoted some Hollywood advice he'd been given, that "if you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you.""Tonight I got to clear the table," he said, and then jokingly told his (adult) children: "You can go to bed now. Daddy won!"

Tue Sep 18 16:50:33 UTC 2018

CLEVELAND CLINIC - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

The Cleveland Clinic's economic impact in Ohio was $17.8 billion in 2016, according to a study by the health system.   That's an increase of $5.2 billion from 2013 when the Clinic last measured its financial benefit to the state.   The figure factors in the wages and benefits of the Clinic's 58,610 employees, including employees at spinoff companies; state, local and federal taxes; purchasing; construction projects; indirect jobs; and spending by employees.   "Cleveland Clinic is the economic engine of Northeast Ohio," Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Dr. Tom Mihaljevic said in a prepared statement. "Our economic activity supports families, neighborhoods and community life; it brings opportunity and prosperity to the areas we serve."The Clinic is the second largest employer in Ohio and supported 119,720 direct and indirect jobs in 2016. That represents $7.5 billion in earnings at 87,540 households and $5 billion in household spending.

Tue Sep 18 16:46:54 UTC 2018

SYNERGY FUEL - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

SCIENTISTS DRAW ON EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER SYNERGY FUELSMost people use their daily commute to forget about work. They turn on the radio and try to tune out the traffic and the world, at least for a little while. For scientist Barb Whittaker, though, the commute from her home in the country is a daily reminder of her work: creating fuel additives that protect engines in order to help improve fuel efficiency.  Whittaker’s destination each day is a lab at an ExxonMobil research facility, where she draws from her commute and more than 30 years’ experience to give her unique insights into what consumers want and need from their gasoline. She’s part of a team led by senior researcher Joan Axelrod that recently developed a breakthrough fuel additive that makes Synergy gasoline unique, providing better gas mileage and lower emissions, as well as improving engine responsiveness.The exhilarating and often exhausting road to that final product at times felt circuitous to Axelrod and Whittaker. But actually, the two-year development of Synergy fuels was rapid compared to other fuel additives, which can take as long as five years to come to market. Still, the peaks and valleys of the inventive process can be grueling, especially on an accelerated timeline.

Mon Sep 17 17:16:18 UTC 2018

9/17 TODAY IN HISTORY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Mon Sep 17 17:07:49 UTC 2018

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

celebrities with birthdays todaySinger LaMonte McLemore (The Fifth Dimension) is 83. Singer Fee Waybill is 70. Comedian Rita Rudner is 65. Muppeteer Kevin Clash (former voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street") is 58. Singer BeBe Winans is 56. TV personality/businessman Robert Herjavec (TV: "Shark Tank") is 55. Actor Kyle Chandler is 53. Director-producer Bryan Singer is 53. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is 52. Rock singer Anastacia is 50. Rock musician Keith Flint (Prodigy) is 49. Actor Matthew Settle is 49. Rapper Vinnie (Naughty By Nature) is 48. Actor Felix Solis is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marcus Sanders (Hi-Five) is 45. Singer-actor Constantine Maroulis is 43. NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is 43. Pop singer Maile Misajon (Eden's Crush) is 42. Country singer-songwriter Stephen Cochran is 39. Rock musician Chuck Comeau (Simple Plan) is 39. Actor Billy Miller is 39. Country singer Desi Wasdin (3 of Hearts) is 35. Rock musician Jon Walker is 33. Actress Danielle Brooks is 29.

Mon Sep 17 17:03:06 UTC 2018

FLORENCE UPDATE - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.  The spreading disaster claimed additional lives Sunday, with at least 17 people confirmed dead, and the nation's top emergency official said other states were in the path this week.  "Not only are you going to see more impact across North Carolina, ... but we're also anticipating you are about to see a lot of damage going through West Virginia, all the way up to Ohio as the system exits out,"

Mon Sep 17 16:57:36 UTC 2018

FANS (ON or OFF) - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

It seems to be a pretty even split when it comes to the preference if the house thermostat should be made colder or hotter during the night. If it’s anything like many couples we’ve talked to, the husband always wants it colder, and the wife always wants it warmer.  However, most people can agree during a hot summer night it’s always a good idea to put the ceiling fan on. Or is it? Up until now most people thought keeping a fan on is harmless, but that might not be true.  You may wake up with sore muscles and joints.

Thu Sep 13 17:47:57 UTC 2018

ATTICA NY PRISON - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Attica State Prison at Attica, New York after New York State troopers and prison guards stormed the facility to put down a prisoners' rebellion September 13, 1971. Cars and trucks assembled around the facility.

Wed Sep 12 17:41:46 UTC 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over North and South Carolina for days, surging over the coast, dumping feet of water deep inland and causing floods from the sea to the Appalachian Mountains and back again.

Tue Sep 11 22:04:51 UTC 2018

HOOVER DAM - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

On this date in 1936, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) began operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator.

Tue Sep 11 22:01:06 UTC 2018

STIRLING BRIDGE BATTLE - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

On this day In 1297, Scottish rebels led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeated English troops in the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Tue Sep 11 21:57:25 UTC 2018

9/11 ON THIS DATE - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

On Sept. 11, 2001, on America's single-worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York's World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania.

Tue Sep 11 21:53:09 UTC 2018

SHANKSVILLE, PA - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

People attending the dedication stand around the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices on Sunday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. The tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people who perished in the crash of Flight 93 in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Tue Sep 11 21:49:11 UTC 2018

FLU SEASON - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Getting older may mean greater risk of complications from the flu.1,2 Each year, approximately 90% of flu-related deaths and 60% of the flu-related hospitalizations in the US occur in people 65 years of age and older.6 That's why it's important to help protect yourself.  The best way to help protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated each and every year. That's why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends every person 6 months of age and older, with rare exception, get a flu vaccination each season — especially people who are at high-risk for developing serious complications from the flu.

Tue Sep 11 21:44:59 UTC 2018

MARY WILSON -THE SUPREMES - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Laughs and memories are pretty much equal parts of any conversation with Mary Wilson, the longest-serving member of the legendary Motown supergroup the Supremes.  Turns out that she will be in Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 13, for a program at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art, has a sense of humor that's just about as big as the talent that saw her, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.  And she's just as audacious now as she was then, when she and her fellow Supremes became Motown's "first and most commercially successful girl group,'' according to their Rock Hall bio.

Mon Sep 10 19:06:47 UTC 2018

ON THIS DAY SEPT 10TH - Ron DiLalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

In 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. First Division during World War I.

Mon Sep 10 19:03:44 UTC 2018

THIS DATE 09/10 IN HISTORY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British on Lake Erie, near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1813. Perry was been quoted as writing "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Mon Sep 10 18:47:49 UTC 2018

CEDAR POINT - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor -

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance roller coaster was named the best new ride in 2018 by readers of Amusement Today magazine.  The coaster, a reincarnation of the massive wood coaster formerly known as Mean Streak, also earned the third spot in the Best Steel Coaster category.  The Sandusky park, meanwhile, was ranked the world's second best amusement park for the fifth year in a row, behind Europa-Park in Germany.Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony Saturday night at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Winners are determined via a poll of experienced amusement park attendees.

Mon Sep 10 18:42:51 UTC 2018

PUBLIC COLLEGES - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Best Public Colleges:1. University of California – Los Angeles2. University of California – Berkeley 3. University of Virginia4. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 5. University of California – Santa Barbara 5. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mon Sep 10 18:40:07 UTC 2018

US COLLEGES - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

Best Colleges Overall:1. Princeton University – New Jersey2. Harvard University – Massachusetts 3. Columbia University – New York3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Massachusetts 3.  University of Chicago – Illinois 3.  Yale University – Connecticut

Fri Sep 07 18:05:44 UTC 2018

9/7 TODAY IN HISTORY - Ron Di Lalla - Realtor - Orange County

Posted by: Ronald Dilalla

In 1927, American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an "image dissector" at his San Francisco laboratory.