Hearing music icon Paul McCartney play tonight on Quebec City’s historic Plains of Abraham is a little more special for Caroline Tremblay than the average rock fan.
Her husband was a big admirer of the former Beatle.
Tremblay’s husband, Guy Bolduc, was among the dozens killed when fireballs from an exploding train devastated Lac-Megantic’s downtown and engulfed the bar where he was performing.
“He adored Mr. McCartney,” Tremblay wrote in a moving letter to promoter 3 E Event, Experience, Emotion, which offered free tickets to the musician’s show for Lac-Megantic survivors.
“You have allowed my children and me to discover the musical universe of this great artist and (a chance to) bathe in music at a party surrounded by our friends.”
The free ticket idea was floated to McCartney’s team by the promoter at the beginning of last week. The former Beatle’s entourage quickly agreed.

NYET146-522_1992_201016_highFor the first time, content from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” is available for digital download.
Starting Tuesday, two volumes of material from the King of Late Night can be purchased from the iTunes store.
A compilation edition (priced at $14.99) includes highlights from the 1960s through Carson’s emotional farewell show and his memorable next-to-last show with guest Bette Midler, which aired in 1992.
A second volume ($19.99) features 16 “Tonight” episodes with some of Carson’s favourite guests, including Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White, David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres in one of her first TV appearances.

Pastor Ken Hutcherson‘s story both inspires and captivates audiences. The faith leader, who recently participated in Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon,” has battled terminal cancer for years — and has had a fascinating journey when it comes to his views on race relations in America. Considering this latter element of his story, Hutcherson is speaking out in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict.
After opening a recent op-ed with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote about speaking the truth, he warned readers that what he was about to say wouldn’t be popular, polite or safe — but that it is, in his view, “right.” From there, he dove right in to the tragic Trayvon Martin saga.

I believe Dr. James Manning hit it on the head when he said that black people have a difficult time accepting truth simply because they are black. That’s right, black people are involved and it is impossible for the average black person to believe the truth. They refuse to believe that a black boy could be in the wrong when it comes to a white Hispanic. Blackness is the apex of victimhood and our blackness is above truth, above our Christianity, above our God, above our Holy Spirit, so that means if our blackness is above the Holy Spirit, then it is above Truth. This is so important for everyone to know this so they can understand why this Trayvon and Zimmerman case is where it is today and why blacks refuse to believe what really happened.

Hutcherson also implored African Americans to take action, to help promote change and to alter the conversation about racism in America.
A central Ohio judge has ordered a woman to spend the next five Christmases in jail as part of her sentence for issuing state ID cards and driver’s licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.
Prosecutors say 44-year-old Betina Young — a former license agency employee — accepted payments from applicants to falsify records showing they had verified their immigration status. She has pleaded guilty.

Dennis Farina, the police officer turned star of TV’s Law & Order, has died at age 69, his publicist confirmed Monday.
li-620-farina-apLori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
Farina was born in Chicago in 1944 and served on the city’s police force for 18 years.
He appeared in films including Get Shorty, Saving Private Ryan, Midnight Run and countless TV shows.
(He will be missed)

17865-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Nude-Middle-Aged-Cacuasian-Woman-With-Black-Curly-Hair-Preparing-To-Take-A-ShowerAccording to the Perspective Naked News Department, four months after the Grace Foundation wrote to Justin Trudeau asking about repayment of a speaking fee he’d charged to appear at a fundraising event put on by the foundation and two months after the Prime Minister’s Office distributed copies of the foundation’s letter to reporters, the foundation is apparently no longer seeking repayment!
(Maybe they got tired of waiting! -Ed.)
A 15-year-old boy in Ohio required a visit to the emergency room after he inhaled a dart from a homemade blowgun, according to a new report of his case.
The dart lodged in the boy’s airway after he inhaled deeply while holding the blowgun in his mouth. Blowguns are designed to allow darts to be propelled outward by the force of an exhaled breath. The gun mostly consists of a narrow tube.
When he arrived at the emergency room, the boy had already been coughing for three hours. Although the boy said he had just been playing with his siblings — with no mention of the blowgun — X-rays of his airway revealed the dart. After further questioning, the boy admitted to using the blowgun.
(This reminds me of the story of a ditzy blonde who was in bed for the first time with her new boyfriend, when he said to her: “No dear, “blowjob” is just a figure of speech!!!!”)

OK folks, listen up!
A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 per cent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There’s no reason why the results wouldn’t apply to other people, too, the Harvard researchers said.
Other studies have suggested a link between breakfast and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other health problems seen as precursors to heart problems.
(I would write more  kids ……………, but I’m going to go and have breakfast!)