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Entertainment US Postal Service to unveil Mister Rogers stamp next month

20:31  06 february  2018
20:31  06 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Longest-standing video game record declared ‘impossible,’ thrown out after 35 years

  Longest-standing video game record declared ‘impossible,’ thrown out after 35 years Twin Galaxies, the video game record keeper and official source for Guinness World Records, has declared one of the oldest gaming world records invalid after 35 years. Player Todd Rogers has been stripped of his world record for finishing the simple Atari 2600 racing game Dragster, after months of debate over his completion time. “Based on the complete body of evidence presented in this official dispute thread, Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of Todd Rogers’ scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards,” reads a post on the Twin Galaxies forum from the organization’s staff. That’s a major blow to a prolific record holder, whose career stretches back to the earliest days of console gaming. Rogers courted controversy with his oldest record, however — and it directly caused his ban. In 1982, Rogers submitted to Activision’s official fan newsletter a time of 5.51 seconds, which the company recognized in print, awarding Rogers a patch Twin Galaxies later added Rogers to its own leaderboards in 2001, and Guinness World Records awarded the player with the honor of holding the world’s longest-standing gaming record in April 2017. Yet Rogers never provided recorded or other proof of his 5.51 time in Dragster, a sticking point in the years that followed.

Yes, we 'll be your neighbor! Tom Hanks has been cast to star as Mister Rogers in a new biopic. USA TODAY.

"NEW YORK — It's a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood. The U . S . Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers , the children's

This image released by the United States Postal Service shows a postage stamp featuring Fred Rogers from the PBS children's television series © The Associated Press This image released by the United States Postal Service shows a postage stamp featuring Fred Rogers from the PBS children's television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" with his King Friday XIII puppet. The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp on March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where the program was produced. Rogers died in 2003 at 74 after battling stomach cancer. (USPS via AP)

NEW YORK — It's a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood.

The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children's television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner.

A killer flu was raging. But in 1918, U.S. officials ignored the crisis to fight a war.

  A killer flu was raging. But in 1918, U.S. officials ignored the crisis to fight a war. Winning World War I was considered too critical to stifle troop movement. So the flu spread.The influenza pandemic that broke out 100 years ago was far more virulent than this year’s nasty flu season. Dubbed the Spanish flu, it is estimated to have killed 50 to 100 million worldwide. More than 675,000 Americans perished from the disease — a number that dwarfs the 117,000 U.S. service members who died in World War I.

The Forever stamp will be unveiled March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where ' Mister Rogers ' Neighborhood' was produced. The U . S . Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers , the children's television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and

The U . S . Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers , the children’s television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner. The Forever stamp will be unveiled March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where “ Mister Rogers ’

The Forever stamp will be unveiled March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was produced. The stamp features Fred Rogers and the royal puppet King Friday XIII.

Rogers produced, wrote and hosted "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for more than 30 years. He died in 2003 at 74 after battling stomach cancer. His message remained a simple one throughout the years, telling his viewers to love themselves and others.

Related video: Tom Hanks to play Mister Rogers in upcoming biopic (via TODAY)

Trump Budget Swaps Food Stamps for Packages of Cereals, Milk .
In what would be one of the biggest shakeups of the U.S. food-stamp program in its five-decade history, President Donald Trump is proposing to slash cash payments and substitute them with "100 percent American grown food" given to recipients.The changes, outlined Monday in Trump’s budget proposal, would reshape the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which supports roughly one in eight Americans, by reducing cash spending by about one-third from current levels.

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