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GOOD MORNING FRANKLIN COUNTY
Today is Friday, October 15, 2004. Expect partly cloudy skies today and windy with a high of 63 degrees. Today is also National Poetry Day and National Grouch Day. On this day in history:
1881 – The first fishing magazine, "American Angler," is published.
1921 – Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, is born.
1939 – New York City's LaGuardia Airport opens.
1949 – Billy Graham begins his ministry.
1951 – "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS television.
1966 – President Johnson signs a bill establishing the Department of Transportation.
1977 – Debbie Boone's hit "You Light Up My Life" begins a ten week run as the number one song in the country.
1988 – Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a dramatic game winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth in the first game of the World Series.
1991 – Clarence Thomas is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.
WHO IS NUMBER ONE?
People spend a lot of time in the month of October debating who is the number one college football team in America. That started me thinking about things that are number one and the end result is this week's article. So here we go with the things, people, groups, teams, etc., that are number one. First, here is a list of the very best in films as rated by the American Film Institute.
Movie Song – Somewhere Over the Rainbow from the movie The Wizard of Oz
Movie – Citizen Kane (1941)
Male Movie Star – Humphrey Bogart
Female Movie Star – Katherine Hepburn
Movie Comedy – Some Like It Hot (1959)
Movie Thriller – Psycho (1960)
Movie About Baseball – Bull Durham (1988)
Movie Hero – Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Movie Villain – Hannibal Lecter (The Silence Of The Lambs)
This next list includes number ones from the entertainment industry for the past week.
Most Watched Television Show – CSI on CBS
Most Watched Cable Program – Ravens/Redskins on ESPN
Highest Grossing Movie – Shark Tale
Best Selling Album – Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts
Pop Music Single – Goodies by Ciara featuring Petey Pablo
Contemporary Christian Song – Healing Rain by Michael W. Smith
Southern Gospel Song – His Life For Mine by The Talley Trio
New York Times Hardcover Fiction Book – The Dark Tower by Stephen King
New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Book – America (The Book) by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, and David Javerbaum
USA Today Money Best Selling Book – Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Christian Book – The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren
MISCELLANEOUS NUMBER ONES
ESPN/USA Today College Football Poll – Southern Cal
Most Wanted by the FBI – Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez
Most Requested Social Security Service – Applying for Benefits Online
Way To Academic Success – Finding the right place to study
Way To Reduce Stress – Organize your life
Scenic Drive – Seward Highway in Arkansas
Most Expensive City To Live In – New York City
Richest Person In The World – Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, worth $90 Billion
Reason For An Accidental Death – Automobile crash
Most Popular Breed Of Dog – Labrador Retriever
Most Costly Natural Disaster – The 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake ($7 billion)
Lighthouse – Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Most Widely Spoken Language In The World – Mandarin Chinese (1 billion people)
Fall 2004 Fashion Pick – Tweed Accents
Halloween Costume for 2004 – Spiderman
Name For A Male Baby in 2003 – Jacob
Name For A Female Baby in 2003 – Emily
PARTING SHOTS
How about closing with the number one dumb criminal for the past week? A 17-year-old male in Calgary, Canada, was arrested for robbing a prostitute at knife point. While looking through her purse he found an eviction notice and commented that he would rent her an apartment in his basement then gave her his home phone number. Police called him and gave him the number one jail cell at the lock up.
Richard Parker is Minister of Students and Education at First Baptist Church in Russellville. You can e-mail him your comments at RParker@russellvilleFBC.org.

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