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Tidbits and Pieces- The Year 2002
The year of 2002 is designated as the International Year of Ecotourism
The year of 2002 is also designated as the International Year of Mountains
International days and years have been recognized as international observances by the United Nations. An international dedication or an international anniversary is a period of time to observe an issue of international interest or concern.
K-Mart files for bankruptcy; US Airways, the seventh largest airline at the time, files for bankruptcy. After several years of financial woes, US Airways merges with American Airlines in 2014; Worldcom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; signs of huge water deposits found on Mars by the Mars Odyssey; the Euro becomes the official currency for twelve of the European Union’s Members.
US President, George W. Bush, makes his “Axis of Evil” speech, which is his first public speech after taking office; former US President, Jimmy Carter, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for dedicating his life to promoting peace and democracy; US President George W. Bush creates the Dept of Homeland Security.
Tornadoes plow through several US states on Veterans Day; almost a half million acres in Oregon’s Siskiyou National Forest burn from wild fires; nearly 100,000 acres of land burn from wild fires in Colorado.
Kelly Clarkson, winner of the first American Idol competition, went from an anonymous singer to a nationally known talent. Kelly Clarkson has a big and delightfully mature voice and a down-to-earth charm and sense of humor. Kelly’s music genre is pop/rock. Kelly Clarkson.
A portion of Tennessee SR 17 is officially named for Tina Turner. Tina was born and raised in Nutbush, TN.
Tina Turner, is one of the most dynamic female soul singers and delivers unique vocals and show stopping performances. Tina’s music genre is R&B, pop/rock. Tina Turner.
Paul McCartney marries second wife, Heather Mills; U2 perform at Super Bowl XXXVI’ Michael Jackson dangles his 9 month son over the balcony on his hotel room in Berlin. He later admitted it was a terrible mistake; Britney Spears, at 20 years old, is ranked by Forbes as the world’s most popular celebrity.
Tuesday Oct. 24 is United Nations Day. This day celebrates the original enactment of the foundation charter for the UN, which came into effect in 1945. Its role is to promote world peace, and social and economic development. Also, to protect human rights and aid in cases such as famine, natural disaster and war.
October is filled with fun days to look forward to. Thursday Oct. 26 is Pumpkin Day. Pumpkins represent October, as well as Halloween. Pumpkins begin appearing everywhere from the grocery store shelves, farmers markets, and as ingredients in many recipes and coffees. By the way, pumpkins are a fruit. Plants that contain seeds are fruits and pumpkins contain about a cup of seeds.
Friday Oct. 27 is Black Cat Day. Black cats are beautiful and elegant, but often seen as unlucky and mischievous. In fact, black cats are less likely to be adopted than other cats because those that are superstitious consider them bad luck.
My, oh my, this foolish world
Soap opera drama stuck in its twirl
Yep, some character surgery
May aid the world-weary
Witless souls living a daymare
Paper dolls don’t know what to wear
Squinting won’t make it better
Hey, I saw two for one fetters
Let’s cop a shoulder-pad attitude
And turn the page on the rude
Here we go loop de loop, here we go loop de li
Internet spies stole the apple pie
In all the kerfuffle where’s respect
The need to connect is a disconnect
We’ve grown tired of the charade
The spineless masquerade
Though it may be hard to cope
We must never lose hope
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