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Friday 10/6/17

Authorities say a worker at the University of Idaho was pinned for a time after a one-ton concrete block fell on his leg, trapping him at the school's wood-chip storage facility. The worker was able to use his cell phone or a radio to call for help after the accident Wednesday afternoon. Emergency workers were able to extricate the man using a fork lift and lift straps before transporting him to the local hospital.

Ada County was awarded a $1 million grant aimed at reforming the criminal justice system and reducing its jail population. The grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge will be paid out to Ada County over two years to fund eight new jobs to enable reform.

A federal judge says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated environmental law in its plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge ruled last week the BLM failed to analyze consequences of the action and ordered the agency to reconsider its decision.

State wildlife authorities are trying to find out who poached a mule deer near the town of Melba.  An Idaho Fish and Game officer found the headless carcass of the large buck last weekend. Though the head was missing, no meat had been removed from the carcass.  The department asks anyone who has information to call Fish and Game or the Idaho State Police.

Police in northern Idaho say they are actively reviewing false flyers depicting racist images that target key leaders in Sandpoint.  Mailings have been distributed to businesses and residents falsely representing the views of Mayor Shelby Rognstad and his family.  "Idaho joins the rest of the nation and the world in condemning white-supremacist violence and bigotry of any kind," Governor Butch Otter said in a prepared statement.

The Interior Department says it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.  The plan would allow mining and other development in areas where it now is prohibited in six Western states: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.  The change comes as the Trump administration moves to reconsider an Obama-era plan to protect the ground-dwelling sage grouse, which has suffered dramatic population decline in recent decades.

Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. LOW: 43 (Mountains: 35)Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

SUNDAY: PM Mountain rain/snow
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 49)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 51)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 55)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 56)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 68 (Mountains: 57)

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October 6th: On this day

1966
Born on this day in Midwest City, Oklahoma, was Tim Rushlow, country music artist. Between 1991 and 1997, Rushlow was co-lead vocalist of the country music band Little Texas. After Little Texas disbanded in 1997, Rushlow began a solo career and scored the 2000 top 10 hit "She Misses Him."

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album, which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

1973
Country music's most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, made its debut. The three-hour program was created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany, and was modeled after American Top 40 (which Kasem also hosted). Comedian Don Bowman was the original host, but by 1978, he would be replaced by Bob Kingsley.

1973
Born on this day in Atlanta, was Georgia, Ryan Tyler, country music artist made her debut in 2003 with the single "Run, Run, Run" on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

1990
Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry. His set list for this occasion is "Friends In Low Places," "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance."

1996
Tim McGraw married Faith Hill and quickly became country music's most visible couple. Their friendship grew into romance during their successful Spontaneous Combustion tour that year.

2004
The sports drama film Friday Night Lights featuring Tim McGraw as Charles Billingsley in his movie debut, had its premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. McGraw attended the evening along with Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny.

2011
Three days after Hank Williams Jr. referred to Hitler while talking about President Obama, ESPN permanently cut his opening song from “Monday Night Football,” which included the catchphrase “Are you ready for some football?”

2015
Pop and country singer Billy Joe Royal died aged 73. His most successful record was "Down in the Boondocks" in 1965 and his first hit on the country music chart was in 1984 with "Burned Like a Rocket." Other country hits included "I'll Pin a Note on Your Pillow" (1987), "Tell It Like It Is", and "Till I Can't Take It Anymore" (both 1989).

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October 7th: On this day

1870
Born on this day in Smartt Station, Tennessee, was Uncle Dave Macon also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop" who was an old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade. He died on March 22nd 1952.

1949
Born on this day in Queens, New York, was Kieran Kane, country music artist who between 1986 and 1990, with Jamie O'Hara comprised The O'Kanes, a duo which charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the #1 single "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You".

1962
Born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, was Dale Watson, country, Texas Country singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

1991
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

2000
George Strait was at #1 on the US county chart with his self-titled album which produced three singles: "Go On", "Don't Make Me Come over There and Love You" and "If You Can Do Anything Else".

2009
The 2008 self-titled debut album from Lady Antebellum was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of one million copies in the United States. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this.Top of Form

September 7th: On this day

1949
"Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys was at #1 on the US singles chart. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest and was recorded by Emmet Miller in 1928 and later by country music singer Rex Griffin.

1961
George Jones scored his second Country #1 single with “Tender Years.” The famous French singer Johnny Hallyday recorded the original song during a Nashville session and afterward he recorded a French version Tes Tendres Années.

1977
Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The song was written by Richard Leigh and first appeared on Gayle's 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. The song became Gayle's first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century.

1985
Rosanne Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me, a song she wrote with her then-husband Rodney Crowell. Her fourth Country #1 later won a Grammy Award.

2003
The Farm Aid 03, benefit concert took place at the Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Emmylou Harris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Los Lonely Boys, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Titty Bingo, Trick Pony, Billy Bob Thornton and Daniel Lanois.Bottom of Form

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Bottom of FormGarth Brooks: “The. Show. Must. Go. On.”

Music can be there in times with people need it most, and it has the power to heal.

Garth Brooks’ world tour continues Thursday night (Oct. 5) in Indianapolis. And so his advice to his fellow artists who are grappling with the fact that they have to take a stage so soon after the massacre in Las Vegas is to be there for the fans.

“Here’s the deal. This has been rough,” Brooks said in a new Facebook Live video. “I can’t imagine what went on out West. And I can’t imagine the artists that have gigs tonight. And I know you’re probably wondering what to do. Here’s my advice: The. Show. Must. Go. On. It just does.”  Brooks went on to explain that just like other professionals who are at their best when times are at their worst, musicians have the power to help ease the suffering.

“When things go bad, doctors go to work. When things go bad, policemen go to work. When things go bad, music and musicians go to work. They need you,” he said of collective group of millions of country fans. Fans who, he added, are always there to get away from it all, be joyous and sing.

“Things have gone bad,” Brooks said, “and they need music and the power of that healing.”

Around the Valley

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is TODAY at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today and tomorrow at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION tonight at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  The event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity Lutheran School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off tomorrow on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, My Little Pony: The Movie, American Made, Flatliners, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & The Lego Ninjago Movie

BURLEY THEATER:  It

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Blade Runner 2049, Battle Of The Sexes, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Wind River  

HOLLYWOOD

 

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 are in, and the list includes Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and the Zombies.  To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1992 or earlier.  The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted on April 14th at a ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. HBO will broadcast the ceremony later in the year. 

 

Nick Cannon has been off offending people again - and this time, it's the Catholics.  The comedian performed at New Jersey's Georgian Court University in Lakewood over their homecoming weekend, and did not give them the "NBC or MTV" version of his comedy as he promised he would in his contract.  Officials at Georgian Court say Cannon disregarded the terms of their  agreement and "crossed the line" with offensive words that do not represent the school's core values.  Nick Cannon isn't sorry.  Among other things, he Tweeted "I'm sorry your university doesn't believe in freedom of speech!!!"  I think before he tries the "Shock & aw" thing like he has a few times now, he should FIRST work on actually being funny.

 

And it's a big weekend at the box office, with a FEW highly-anticipated releases hitting the big screens.  First, 35 years after the original debuted, the Blade Runner sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford is FINALLY opening up tonight.  This is Gosling's FIRST major Hollywood role.  Harrison Ford starred in the original Blade Runner, and this time will take the PASSENGER seat.   The family animated feature My Little Pony — based on the popular line of toys — hits theaters this weekend with an attractive voice cast featuring Emily Blunt, Uzo Aduba and Liev Schreiber.  And finally, The Mountain Between Us starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet opens up tonight as well.  It's described as a prestige love story set against the backdrop of rural, snow-capped peaks.  To find out where you can catch what here in the Magic Valley, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.

Thursday 10/5/17

The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle.  According to the coroner's office, 33-year-old Menite Millien of Boise died from blunt force trauma after she was struck by a white pickup truck on Sunday.  Police say the driver, who has not been identified, is cooperating with investigators and was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. No charges have been filed.

Is it possible that the Olive Garden is considering a restaurant in the Twin Falls area?  The Times-News is reporting they have an e-mail the company is exploring several locations including Twin Falls.  No decision has been made

The father of a baby who died in June after being left for hours inside a hot car was arrested Tuesday. 29-year old Richard Ross of Twin Falls is facing involuntary manslaughter charges.  The baby that died was 10 months old.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission postponed the decision on a staff proposal to reopen hatchery steelhead harvest with reduced bag limits. The commission plans to vote on Oct. 13.  The proposal is to reduce the traditional daily bag limit from three to two in the Snake River and Salmon River, with additional restrictions in the Clearwater and lower Snake River, limiting harvest to two steelhead smaller than 28 inches.

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states.  The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming announced Wednesday they had signed a memorandum of understanding to create a regional electric vehicle plan.

Federal wildlife officials say a cat-sized predator that lives in old-growth forests of the Northern Rockies is not in danger of extinction despite worries about habitat loss and accidental trapping. The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the Northern Rockies fisher was among 25 species that do not merit protection under the Endangered Species Act.

A former Idaho school bus driver has pleaded guilty to inattentive driving after crashing a bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April. 67-year-old Richard Mecham was sentenced last week to a year of unsupervised probation and a $300 fine.

Police in northern Idaho say they are actively reviewing false flyers depicting racist images that target key leaders in Sandpoint.  Mailings have been distributed to businesses and residents falsely representing the views of Mayor Shelby Rognstad and his family.Top of FormBottom of Form

Today:  A good deal of sunshine. High 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A clear sky. Low 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny and Windy
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 59)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with PM Mountain snow
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 50)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 59 (Mountains: 53)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 57)

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October 5th: On this day

1935
Born on this day in Coushatta, Louisiana, was Margie Singleton, country music singer and songwriter. In the 1960s, she was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with country stars George Jones and Faron Young. Singleton had her biggest hit with Young called "Keeping Up With The Joneses" in 1964.

1938
Born on this day in Dublin, Texas, was Johnny Duncan singer who scorded the 1977 US #1 Country hit "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better." In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, producing more than thirty chart singles, including, "She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime)." Duncan died on August 14, 2006.

1965
Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100's of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

1975
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”. Written by songwriter Fred Rose and originally performed by Roy Acuff, the song taken from his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger became Nelson's first #1 hit as a singer.

2001
Reba an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire aired for the first time. The show was set in Houston, Texas, and featured Reba McEntire as a wisecracking single mother Reba Nell Hart, whose dentist ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) has left her to marry young, ditzy Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman). The final episode aired on February 18, 2007.

2011
Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the US County chart with Own the Night which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. Four singles were released from Own the Night, "Just a Kiss", "We Owned the Night", "Dancin' Away with My Heart" and "Wanted You More".

Jason Aldean Cancels California Concerts

They Don’t Know Tour Resumes Oct. 12 in Oklahoma

Jason Aldean has canceled shows in Los Angeles (Oct. 6), San Diego (Oct. 7) and Anaheim, California (Oct. 8) this weekend out of respect for the victims of the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour will resume Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends,” Aldean said in a statement. “Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do — play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can’t play this weekend and I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed.

“I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time.”

Aldean is among 2017 CMT Artists of the Year along with Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

The special airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

Around the Valley

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is TOMORROW at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION tomorrow at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Made, Flatliners, Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival wraps up this week at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie & Wind River

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

For showtimes and advance tickets, CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE THEATER ABOVE.

HOLLYWOOD

I guess I never even knew that she was his child – but apparently, Lionel Richie, the father of new Scott Disick girlfriend Sofia Richie is TERRIFIED of the new romance.  Scott, who is 34 and Richie, who is 19, have been making headlines for the last few weeks after being spotted together for the first time as a couple in New York City in early September.  When asked if he was happy for the new couple, Lionel said “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?” Scott has three children aged 7, 5 and 2 with ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian – while Richie, again, IS 19.  That’s just gross, if you ask me.

 

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen got Brooke Shields to dish on her could've-been relationship with President Trump.  Shields admitted that the president did try to woo her once upon a time — in 1999, right after he divorced Marla Maples, to be exact. Trump called up Shields, now 52, and Brooke said “He said, ‘I really think we should date because you’re America’s sweetheart and I’m America’s richest man, and the people would love it.’”  Shields wasn’t as sold on the PR stunt as he was and declined his offer by saying, “I have a boyfriend. I really don’t think it would be — he’s not gonna really be happy about it.”  Cohen has a knack for getting famous actresses to share their stories of dating or almost dating the President.  Last month, he got Candice Bergen to confess that she went on a blind date with POTUS in their college years.

 

Bruce Springsteen opened his debut performance of Springsteen on Broadway yesterday with a heartfelt tribute to his friend Tom Petty, who died Monday at age 66. The singer-songwriter dedicated the first of his solo acoustic storyteller shows to the late singer-songwriter, along with Petty's family and Heartbreakers bandmates.  Springsteen also saluted Petty via Twitter on Tuesday. "Down here on E Street, we're devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty," he wrote. "Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I've always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him."

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Wednesday 10/4/17

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Deputy Attorney General Jessica Marie Lorello to the Idaho Court of Appeals. Otter announced Tuesday that Lorello will fill the vacancy created by the recent retire of Judge John Melanson.

Idaho residents hoping to enjoy country music and city lights saw their trip to Las Vegas turn into a nightmare when they were caught in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 59 killed were killed and more than 500 injured some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape.

The Moscow City Council is renaming the second Monday in October as "Indigenous People's Day" instead of Columbus Day. The council approved the change Monday in a 5-to-1 vote, making it the first city in Idaho to rename the holiday.

A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.  Body cam video from the Latah County Sheriff's Department shows Sen. Dan Foreman of Viola in a heated exchange with an unseen male on Sept. 14 the first day of the county fair.

The U.S. government has accused a top Micron Technology Inc. executive of sharing insider information about his former employer with family members.  Anand Jayapalan, who was hired by Micron six weeks ago, is accused of giving his wife, aunt and uncle information about SanDisk that allowed them to make hundreds of thousands of dollars on illegal stock trades in 2014.

Jayco’s parent company announced plans to expand the Twin Falls manufacturing facility. Upwards to 360 jobs will be added to the workforce.

Flu season starts early as one person has already died in Idaho.  The first flu-related death of the season took the life of an Idaho man over the age of 50.

Boise State University officials say a water main break caused massive flooding to stream through a main artery on the campus and trapped a fire engine inside a sinkhole. According to the university, a water main broke Monday evening near the Student Union Building.

Today:  Rain and Snow Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 33F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 59)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 60)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 50)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 49)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 51)

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October 4th: On this day

1929
Born on this day in Mora, Missouri, was Leroy Frank Van Dyke, the American country music singer. He has recorded more than 500 songs, his best known hits, are "The Auctioneer" (which sold over 2.5 million copies), from 1956 and "Walk On By" from 1961, (which was named by Billboard in 1994 as the biggest country single of all time, based on sales, plays and weeks in the charts).

1970
Born on this day in Healdsburg, California, was country music artist Heidi Newfield. She was lead singer, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player for Trick Pony, from 1996 until 2006, when she left in pursuit of a solo career. She made her solo chart debut in 2008 with the single, "Johnny & June" which peaked at #11 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

1978
One of Nashville's most mysterious crimes was reported which involved the abduction of singer, Tammy Wynette. Media reports said that Wynette had been abducted by a masked man at a shopping center. No suspects were ever found or arrested. While Wynette insisted the story was true, her daughter raised doubts, claiming the incident was fabricated.

1997
The Farm Aid 97' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Beck, Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers Band.

1999
Tim McGraw released "My Best Friend" the third single from his album A Place In The Sun which went on to reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

2009
The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Missouri. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jamey Johnson, Jason Mraz, Phosphorescent, and Wilco.

Loretta Lynn Makes First Public Appearance Since Her Stroke

Five months after suffering a stroke, Loretta Lynn, 85, made her first public appearance on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival.

The four-day event, which celebrates music, motorcycles, food, art, entertainment and Southern hospitality, was held at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (about 60 miles west of Nashville).

Loretta made her appearance during the late afternoon and performed a few songs for the excited crowd, including “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).

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After Las Vegas Attack, Jason Aldean Cancels 3 Upcoming Tour Dates & Issues a New Statement

On Oct. 1, a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire during Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500. As you can imagine, it’s been an emotional couple of days for Jason.

Today (Oct. 3), Jason released a statement through his PR team, canceling three upcoming dates on his They Don’t Know Tour: Los Angeles (Oct. 6), San Diego (Oct. 7) and Anaheim (Oct. 8).

The tour will resume on Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Okla. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.  

Jason’s full statement is below.

As a result of what happened in Las Vegas this week, we have decided to cancel this coming weekend’s shows. I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends. Our plan is to resume the tour the following week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do – play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can’t play this weekend and I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed.

I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time.  Thank You and God Bless.
JA

Around the Valley

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is this Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts AUditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION this Friday at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Made, Flatliners, Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival wraps up this week at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie & Wind River

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Certainly can’t blame the guy, here.  Jason Aldean has cancelled the next three concerts on his tour schedule out of respect for the victims, their families, and his fans.  Jason was set to perform this week in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim – but instead will lay low and offer refunds to ticket holders.  Aldean was on stage as the final headliner at the Route 91 festival in Vegas Sunday when a gunman opened machine gun fire, killing 59 and injuring over 500.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said "Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do – play our songs for them," he said. "I hope everyone understands why we can't play this weekend and I'm sorry if anyone is disappointed."  The investigation into why exactly 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire into a crowd of more than 22,000 concert goers continues in Las Vegas.

 

Aldean isn’t the only one cancelling performances in the wake of the tragedy.  Stars with residencies in Vegas are obviously shook up about what took place – one of those being Jennifer Lopez.  She, too, has cancelled her next three scheduled performances at Planet Hollywood on the strip out of respect for the victims.  Her rep says “Jennifer is heartbroken that such a senseless tragedy occurred. Her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

 

And doctor’s orders are forcing Bob Seger off the road.  Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band postponed the rest of their 2017 Runaway Train Tour after the rocker received doctor's orders to treat a medical issue concerning his vertebrae. On his website, Seger posted a message that reads "I'm so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll.  It's a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon."

Tuesday 10/3/17

The Dietrich school district has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit involving a black football player who says he was sexually assaulted by three teammates in 2015. Lee Schlender, the victim's attorney, confirmed a monetary settlement had been reached with the District, but declined to share details regarding the amount and terms of the agreement.

Boise police say they are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. According to law enforcement officials, witnesses say the driver of a white pickup truck was traveling in Boise on Sunday when the driver left the road and struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk.

Yellowstone National Park biologists say bison numbers are down from last year after its largest cull in nearly a decade. Biologists' surveys counted about 4,800 bison that live in the park, 700 less than last year. State, federal and tribal government agencies are working to lower to the bison population at the park down to 3,000.

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the people involved in a school bus crash on Friday.  The 2011 school bus belonging to Community Council of Idaho was driven by 71 year old Pedro Mendoza of Rupert. A school aid was on the bus, 20 year old Rocio Alacanter, of Burley, but no students were aboard.  The crash occurred at just before 8 a.m. at 400 S. on Idaho 27 when a car pulled out in front of the bus.

Relatives have identified the victims of the Meridian house fire as 54-year-old Scott McAlister and his mother 84-year-old Carmen Abbott, the sisters' uncle and grandmother.  The fire broke out last week after a home invasion was reported at the residence.  Police shot an armed suspect who later retreated into the home. The house caught fire a short time later.  The Ada County Sheriff's says it strongly believes a third person who died in the fire may be the home invasion suspect.

A federal court has ruled that FMC that mined phosphate for fertilizer must pay $1.5 million in permit fees annually.  The payment was ordered to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to store millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal lands.

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue says he's looking into the expensive option of housing inmates out of state because inmates keep escaping from a tent facility.  The sheriff says that about 250 people who should be considered violent are being released ahead of their trial because there's no room in the jail.  Canyon County voters have repeatedly rejected attempts to raise money to build a new jail.

Today:  Sunny. High 59F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Thunder possible. Low 38F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy with light rain early. High 54F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of Rain 70%.

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 53)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 59)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 62 (Mountains: 60)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 55)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 52)

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October 3rd: On this day

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1966
Merle Haggard released the album Swinging Doors which went on to peak at #1 on the Country charts. The album is sometimes called Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down, although the second half of this title is actually an advertisement for the other big single on the album

1967
Woody Guthrie died in Queens New York after a 15-year struggle with Huntington's disease. The folk singer/songwriter influenced the social content of several 20th-century genres, including country. In 1988 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison, the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue".

1998
The Farm Aid 98' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Phish, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band and Wilco.

2005
Arista Records released "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood. Written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, it was the second single from her debut album, Some Hearts.The track won two major awards, Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the CMT Awards.

2006
George Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural which featured fifteen new songs.

Luke Combs: “This Is 100 Percent Gunfire”

Recalls Events from Side Stage at Route 91

Luke Combs was hanging out on the tour bus with Jake Owen when they decided, “Hey, let’s go watch Aldean.”

Which means that when the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival started on Sunday night (Oct. 1), Combs was in the thick of it.

“We were actually on stage when it happened,” Combs told the Today show on Monday. Combs, a country newcomer, had been one of the first to post a terrifying tweet: “Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We’re safe. Love you guys.”

But when he first heard the shots, Combs said he wasn’t all that concerned.

“We heard the first four shots ring out, and doing music for a living — you deal with pyrotechnics a lot on stage. And so nobody on stage really even batted an eye. It just seemed like it was part of the show,” he said. “Nobody on stage was concerned, and so at that point we were just standing there. And then the first burst happened.”

Even after that, though, Combs admitted he was still under the impression that something was going wrong with the pyrotechnics, or that there was some kind of electrical failure. Then people were cleared off the stage.

“It was a few minutes after that when pandemonium set in, and the bursts kept happening,” he said, estimating that he heard what sounded like 10-12 clips of ammunition. “Originally everyone was panicking, but me and my manager were pretty calm. I’ve been around firearms, and it didn’t sound like gunfire to me. Then I was in the catering tent with a fan who had kind of wandered back, and we were both talking about how it wasn’t gunfire. But then we heard the next burst and it sounded like maybe (the gunman) had put a weapon out of the window, which would completely change the sound.

“At that point,” he recalls thinking, “this is 100 percent gunfire.”

To escape the violence, Combs had to run back towards the stage and then across the street where his tour bus was parked.

“You didn’t know if it was an attack that was targeted at the festival, or if it was some kind of violence going on that happened to be close to the festival. But I don’t want to be scared, or put any shows of mine on hold, because I feel like that’s what this person wants to happen. He wants everybody to be scared and be afraid. And obviously we need to be strong in times like this, and there’s a place for us to be sad and grieve together and help each other out.

“But at the same time,” he said, “we need to be able to move forward and not let something like this affect our daily lives. Even though it’s ruined a lot of people’s lives.”

Around the Valley -

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is this Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago this Wednesday through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts AUditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION this Friday at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Made, Flatliners, Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

BURLEY THEATER:  The Dark Tower

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival continues this weekend at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie & Wind River

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Rock legend Tom Petty passed away yesterday.  He was 66.  The iconic frontman of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support.  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently completed a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band's 40th anniversary.

 

Nearly a decade after MTV’s TRL took its final request, the iconic series returned for a new generation of music lovers. Monday’s relaunch opened with a somber message in response to the mass shooting. The show’s hosts, along with Ed Sheeran and other guest artists, assembled to tell the viewers that their “hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families."  They said "even though our hearts are hurting right now, we’re going to keep going and lift each other up.”  Then, the thing that disgusted me the most about social media yesterday happened.  Following the heart-felt message, viewers were told that “now is the time to take action” before being directed to a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening gun laws and ending gun violence nationwide. It's nice to want to do something - but it's another thing entirely to politicize such an awful tragedy just hours after it unfolded.  Their distasteful propaganda gets two thumbs down from me - and if you know anything about where I stand in the whole gun control thing, that's saying something.

 

On Sunday, Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish celebrated the impending arrival of their baby boy with an elaborate “Lion King” themed baby shower.  The swanky event took place at a beach club in Malibu, and cost an estiamted $118,000.  And I thought WE held a classy affair when we booked up the backroom at Jaker's for OUR baby shower.  Anyways, The couple also announced that they will name their son Kenzo.

And despite the happy time, Hart is still in the middle of that nasty extortion scandal that revealed he may have cheated on his wife.  Hart has since apologized for his behavior. The woman in the video footage with Hart has hired an attorney and claims to have nothing to do with the extortion.

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Monday 10/2/17

The Shoshone School District will take another run at a $6 million bond issue in November.  The money would go toward a new multipurpose building that will include a stage and gymnasium, a vocational building and an alternative school building.

Two people died in a crash on I-84 near Wendell early Saturday morning.  A Semi truck pulling triple trailers collided with a Chevrolet Impala stopped in the right hand lane.  Both people in the stopped car died at the scene.  One person was identified as 35 year old Derrickson George of Tucson, Arizona.

There is a freeze warning in effect this morning.  The weather service said the warning is in effect till 9am with low temps hovering around 30 degrees in lower elevations.

One of the nation's longest-running court battles over local ownership of national forest roads may have finally come to an end in Nevada.  A federal judge ruled against rural Elko County and closed the 18-year-old case surrounding a feud over the road in remote wilderness near the Idaho line.

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced it will launch a national search for selecting the next president of Idaho State University.  A final selection will be made by March 2018.

Officials are considering a utility company's request to pass on to ratepayers $220 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho PUC has set an Oct. 11 settlement conference for Idaho Power's request concerning its stalled relicensing application for the Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River.

Authorities say two bodies found in the wreckage of a burned-down house after an officer-involved shooting likely won't be identified until after dental records are found or DNA testing is complete. It’s believed a mother in her 80’s, her son and the intruder were killed. The ordeal began Wednesday night when residents of the Meridian home reported a home invasion. 

A man is dead and another is in custody following a fatal shooting in front of a convenience store. Police arrested 38-year-old Anthony Leinweber of Chubbuck on suspicion of second-degree murder following the shooting outside a Jacksons Food Store.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed a new head to the Department of Labor after his former director resigned earlier this year.  Otter appointed Melinda Smyser, a former Republican state senator.

A federal court has ruled that FMC that mined phosphate for fertilizer must pay $1.5 million in permit fees annually.  The payment was ordered to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to store millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal lands.

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 54F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 32F. (Mountains: 27)Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High 58F. (Mountains: 48)Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Passing afternoon shower
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 53)

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 61 (Mountains: 55)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 58)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 70 (Mountains: 49)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 55)

October 2nd: On this day

1948
Born on this day in Biloxi, Mississippi, was Chris Ledoux, singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums (many self-released) which have sold more than six million copies in the US. Biloxi was nominated for a Grammy Award and the Academy of Country Music Music Pioneer Award. He died on March 9, 2005

1954
Elvis Presley made his one and only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Although the audience reacted politely to his revolutionary brand of rockabilly music, he was supposedly told by Opry manager Jim Denny to "go back to driving a truck in Memphis."

1967
Born on this day in New York City, was singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, who performed on two songs of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack.

1971
Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with You're My Man, Anderson's fourth studio album. The record was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for seven weeks, Anderson's third (and to date, last) #1 on the chart. Produced by Anderson's husband Glenn Sutton, the title song was Anderson's second #1 record.

1982
Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included blind singer Terri Gibbs who performed her hit "Somebody's Knockin'" and then with Glen Campbell played "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)", "On the Wings of My Victory" and "Galveston/Country Boy" (medley).

1998
Gene Autry, who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy died three days after his 91st birthday at his home in Studio City, California.

2010
Farm Aid 2010: 25th Anniversary benefit concert took place at the Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, and The BoDeans.

2012
Darius Rucker was invited to became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The way he found out was a bit unorthodox. After playing a set at the Opry, Darius answered a few questions from the audience. The person asking the final question, though, turned out to be Brad Paisley, who asked two questions: “Are you still the worst poker player in the world?” And then, “Would you like to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry?”

Route 91 Music Festival: More Than 50 Dead and 200 Injured in Mass Shooting

Authorities Say Gunman is Dead

More than 20 people are dead and more than 100 were injured in a mass shooting on Sunday (Oct. 1) at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas.

According to the L.A. Times, Jason Aldean was performing the fifth song of his closing set when a gunman started firing from what appeared to be the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel toward the festival across the street. Aldean and his band were immediately pulled off the stage when shots rang out.

Authorities say the suspect, a Las Vegas resident whose name was not immediately released, was dead. The shooting is being described as a lone wolf attack.

The crowd began to stampede as a result of the chaos and the entire area of the Las Vegas Strip was put on lock down. Some flights at the McCarran International Airport have been diverted in the wake of the shootings and parts of I-15 near the Strip were also shut down.

Many artists at the festival sought shelter backstage and have been communicating with fans on social media.

A performance by Jake Owen preceded Aldean’s set.

Chris Young said he could hear the gunfire from his trailer behind the stage.

 

Charlie Daniels Discusses New Memoir and NFL Controversy

Calls President Donald Trump a “Loud Mouth” in New CMT Hot 20 Countdown Interview

Charlie Daniels, 80, can recall the moment he first heard the news about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He details the day vividly in his new memoir Never Look at the Empty Seats, which comes out Oct. 24.

At the time, Daniels was five years old, and he was at his grandmother’s house in North Carolina on a cold Sunday afternoon in December. His entire family was gathered together when news that the Imperial Japanese Air Force had bombed the U.S. naval base in Hawaii was broadcasted on the radio.

Daniels remembers president Franklin D. Roosevelt calling December 7, 1941 as a day that would live in infamy. But to Daniels, it was a day that would help shape many of his attitudes for the rest of his life.

Daniels grew up to become an American patriot and a staunch supporter of the U.S. military. Proceeds from his sold-out 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in 2016 supported his nonprofit the Journey Home Project, which has been supporting veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces since its 2014 inception.

But fans will never hear the Country Music Hall of Famer, who is also a supporter of President Donald Trump, voice his political opinions live in concert.

“I get pretty political at times,” Daniels said in a new interview with CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown, “but that’s not in the ticket price. I don’t take that onstage with me, and I wouldn’t dare get onstage and start talking politics to somebody.”

Daniels is also a huge football fan and during his CMT visit, he proudly wore a Tennessee Vols baseball cap in support of one of his favorite teams.

But when the conversation turned to his opinions on NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem, Daniels said he believes players have every right to protest against racial inequality and police brutality, but they shouldn’t do it during the National Anthem out of respect for the military.

“Players say they don’t mean to insult the veterans, but they have insulted the veterans,” Daniels said. “I know that. I know that from personal and social media guys that are very, very upset about this.

“Taking a knee during the national anthem don’t explain anything to anybody. Nobody really understands what they’re doing.”

NFL players have been protesting during the National Anthem since the 2016 season, but the issue was reignited this week after a rally in Alabama where President Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who took a knee during the National Anthem.

“He’s a loud mouth,” Daniels said of Trump. “There’s no two ways about it. Sometimes he’d be a lot better if he would leave that Twitter alone because he does do things like that. And sometimes he says things that are very inflammatory. But this was happening before he said that, this was something that was picking up speed before he ever started.”

As an entertainer who has lived through cancer, stroke and some heart trouble, Daniels doesn’t waste much time dwelling on issues that divide society. One of his secrets to personal happiness is always living in the present and not worrying about what will happen in the future.

“I live one day at a time,” he said. “I have no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow. I have no control over what’s going to happen tomorrow. My feeling is if I do the best I can today, tomorrow will take care of itself.”

Friday, 9/29/17

A 33-year-old eastern Idaho man has died in a farming accident.  Kevin Fox of Idaho Falls died Wednesday when his clothing got caught in a conveyor belt system while unloading a potato truck.  Authorities say other workers and an ambulance crew attempted life-saving measures, but Fox died due to his injuries.

A larger U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs clinic has opened in eastern Idaho that will enable it to serve up to a 1,000 more veterans than before. The opening of the clinic in Pocatello was celebrated on Wednesday, but it began serving veterans last month. About 5,700 patients are currently enrolled at the facility.

Federal authorities in a preliminary report say a plane crash in west-central Idaho that killed an Idaho man and injured the Georgia pilot occurred when the pilot flew into a box canyon and crashed trying to get out. The National Transportation Safety Board in a report earlier this month says the small plane stalled during the escape maneuver and crashed Sept. 2 about 15 miles southeast of Cascade in a wilderness area.

Idaho authorities responding to a home invasion Wednesday night shot at the suspect who ran back inside the house minutes before it caught fire, leaving two people injured and at least one person dead. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says a resident of the home called about 10:30 p.m. to report a prowler at the home, located in a rural neighborhood near Meridian. Police are uncertain if the suspect was still inside the house as it burned down. The residents did not know the man.

A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges. Donald Manuel Paradis was arrested Tuesday for aggravated assault. The victim told police he was in an argument with Paradis inside the suspect's home, culminating in Paradis pulling out a gun and pressing to the back of the victim's head. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 18. If convicted, Paradis could face up to five years in prison.

Health care experts say switching state workers to a self-insurance model could save roughly $13 million in its first year of implementation.   The amount is smaller than the state's previous estimates that boasted savings as high as $60 million within the first three years.  Under such a plan, the state would pay for health insurance for about 45,600 state workers and family members directly rather than purchasing insurance through an insurance carrier.  Idaho' currently has a hybrid fully-insured plan with Blue Cross of Idaho.

Today:  Sunny. High 74F. (Mountains: 66) Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky.  Cold front moves through LOW: 50 (Mountains: 43)Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Rain  HIGH: 62 (Mountains: 56)Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Cold and Windy
HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 50)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny mountain showers
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 47)

TUESDAY: Scattered Showers
HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 47)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 51)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 58 (Mountains: 52)

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September 29th: On this day

1907
Born on this day, was Orvon Grover Autry, better known as Gene Autry, who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on radio, in movies (he appeared in almost 100 films) and television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s, his signature song is "Back in the Saddle Again". Autry was the owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. He died three days after his 91st birthday at his home in Studio City, California on October 2, 1998.

1910
Born on this day in Ladonia in Fannin County, Texas, was Bill Boyd, American Western style singer and guitarist. He was a member of The Cowboys Ramblers who made more than 225 recordings between 1934-1951. The band had their own popular radio show, The Bill Boyd Ranch House. In 1935, the Cowboy Ramblers had a huge hit with their recording of "Under the Double Eagle".

1935
Born on this day, was Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist, known by the nickname "The Killer". Lewis is the last surviving pioneers of '50s rock 'n' roll music and the last surviving member of Sun Records' Million Dollar Quartet and the Class of '55 album, which altogether included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.

1956
Born on this day was Bob Carlisle, singer, songwriter. He performed with several bands, most notably Allies and Billy Thermal, but is best known for his hit song "Butterfly Kisses", which appeared on his third solo album.

1969
Capitol Records released "Okie from Muskogee" by Merle Haggard. The song which became one of the most famous of his career was written by Haggard after being released from San Quentin Prison. He said that he became disheartened watching Vietnam War protests and incorporated that emotion and viewpoint into song.

1969
Dolly Parton released her fourth studio album, My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, which gave the singer her first top 10 hit of the album chart, (peaking at #6). The man in the corner of the album cover is her reclusive longtime husband, Carl Dean.

2001
Farm Aid 2001, A Concert for America took place at the Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Doobie Brothers, and Martina McBride.

2011
Steve Martin shared the International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award with his fellow members of The Steep Canyon Rangers. The band's LP "Rare Bird Alert" topped Billboard's Blue Grass chart earlier this year and reached #43 on the Billboard 200. Martin reached #17 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1978 with "King Tut".

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September 30th: On this day

1927
Born on this day in Nashville, was Pearl Dee Jones who with her husband became known as Carl Butler and Pearl. Between 1962 and 1969, the duo released several singles and charted thirteen times on the US country charts, reaching #1 in 1962 with their first single, "Don't Let Me Cross Over". Pearl died at the age of 60 on March 1, 1988.

1950
The Grand Ole Opry was televised for the first time form the the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

1953
Born on this day in Thurmond in Memphis, Tennessee, was Deborah Allen who scored the 1983 crossover hit "Baby I Lied" which reached #4 on the country charts. Allen has also written hits for Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, The Whites and others.

1954
22 year-old Patsy Cline signed her first recording contract with Bill McCall of Four Star Records. The contract would only allowed her to record songs from the Four Star Records publishing company and also stipulated that Cline only sing country songs. She later left Four Star Records to sign with Decca Records, and her self-titled debut album on Decca was released in 1957.

1958
Born on this day in Philadelphia, Mississippi was Marty Stuart, country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. Stuart married country artist Connie Smith on July 8, 1997.

1965
Born on this day was Country singer Daron Norwood. Two singles off his debut album, "If It Wasn't For Her I Wouldn't Have You" and "Cowboys Don't Cry", both made the country Top 40. Norwood was found dead in his Hereford, Texas apartment by his landlord on the afternoon of July 22, 2015.

1992
Vince Gill and Garth Brooks were double-winners in the 26th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Gill, who co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire on CBS, also won Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for “Look At Us”.

2006
George Strait finally broke Conway Twitty's record by scoring his record 41st #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Give It Away".

2006
The Farm Aid 2006, benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Camden, New Jersey. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra, Pauline Reese, and Danielle Evin.

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October 1st: On this day

1929
Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Bonnie Owens who was married to Buck Owens and later Merle Haggard. In 1965 Haggard and Owens recorded the song "Just Between the Two of Us", a duet and probably Owens's best known hit. She died on April 24, 2006.

1964
Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian by Johnny Cash was released in the US. His twentienth album release was a concept album, with the tracks on the album focusing exclusively on the history of and problems facing Native Americans in the US. Cash had been convinced that his ancestry included members of the Cherokee tribe, and this partly served as inspiration for recording Bitter Tears, but later on as he began researching his ancestry, he actually had no Cherokee ancestry, but Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry.

1974
Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the country album chart with If You Love Me, Let Me Know. The title track ranks as Newton-John's highest charting single on the country charts, reaching #2, although she would have many more top 10 hits to come. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the charts.

1982
Born on this day in Roanoke, Virginia was Ross Copperman the Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter and producer. Copperman has penned and produced hits for Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood., Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Kenny Chesney and others.

1985
Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Lost in The Fifties Tonight (In The Still of the Night)", also known simply as "Lost in The Fiftes Tonight".

1995
The 10th Anniversary of Farm Aid was held at the Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts which were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid in 1984 when he said he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt. Artists who appeared included: Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, BlackHawk, John Conlee, The Supersuckers, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

2007
Keith Urban was unhurt whe he skidded off his motorbike after a photographer followed him near his home in Sydney, Austalia. In a statement released by his publicists, Urban said the incident was "the result of one person's desire to do his job and my desire to maintain my privacy." Urban said he tried to avoid an oncoming car and dropped his bike and the photographer came to his assistance without taking photos.

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The 28th Fall Film Festival continues this week at the Magic Lantern Theaters in Ketchum.  This year's film festival features a variety of acclaimed documentary, comedy and dramatic films.  The festival this week features Kedi, My Cousin Rachel, Wakefield and After The Storm - and the one that has ME excited this coming weekend is the classic Terminator 2 in 3D.  The festival concludes Thursday, Oct. 5.  For all the info, click the link on my blog at hot100now.com.

The Buhl Harvest Festival is tomorrow.  This is a fun family friendly event that is free for the public to attend. There will be vendors, live music from Flashback and Copperhead, a beer & wine garden, a car cruise, chili cook-off, children's activities and more.  For more information or to sign up as a vendor please call 208-543-6682.

Join us tomorrow at the Haunted Mansions of Albion and tour the largest haunted attraction in the Northwest for only a dollar!  Terry will be on hand passing out the wristbands that get you in for a dollar to the first hundred people, STARTING AT 5 P.M.  The wristbands will be passed out on a first come-first served basis, and when they’re gone, they’re gone so get there early!  That’s TOMORROW at the Haunted Mansions of Albion.  Get in for a dollar if you’re one of the first hundred in line starting at 5 P.M.!

And the Hagerman Farmer's Market continues for a few more weeks every Sunday at Hagerman City Park.  In addition to lunch, fresh produce, baked goods, hand crafts and more, this Sunday enjoy live music and Paul "DJZ" Karaoke!  For more info, click the link on my blog at hot100now.com.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Made, Flatliners, Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

BURLEY THEATER:  The Dark Tower

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival continues this weekend at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie & Wind River

HOLLYWOOD

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Twitter yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She tweeted "One in eight women get breast cancer.  Today, I'm the one."  She said "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.  The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."  Actress Christina Applegate, who battled breast cancer in 2008, immediately offered Louis-Dreyfus some support, saying "Mama, find me.  Let's talk if you want."

 

A Hocus Pocus TV movie remake has been given the green light at the Disney Channel. The all-new movie  will be a "reimagining" of the cult classic that rolled out in 1993. The updated version of Hocus Pocus will be written by Scarlett Lacey, a writer and producer best known for her work on E!'s The Royals. David Kirschner, a producer on the original Hocus Pocus film, is set to produce. But, unfortunately, that's as much of the original flavor as fans can expect.   The film will have an entirely new cast and a new director, which means Kenny Ortega, the man behind the original Hocus Pocus, won't be involved.  No release date for the project has been announced.

 

After lots of speculation that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a third child via surrogate, Kim is confirming the big baby news herself.  What ELSE can we expect from the riveting debut of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and their big Season 14 debut this Sunday?  Apparently, Kourtney has given up on Scott Disick and has a new boyfriend and Rob Kardashian is suing Black Chyna from abuse of some sort.  Oh boy, kids.  Get ready.

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