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Good morning, it’s Friday May 2, and it’s the anniversary of the birth of a song that became the national anthem of baseball.

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Good morning, it’s Friday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2014. There are 243 days left in the year. Temperatures will be in the lower 40s at the start of the day, but should rise to around 80 this afternoon under a mostly sunny sky before falling into the lower 50s overnight.

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On May 2, 1908—106 years ago today--Von Tilzer’s York Music Company copyrighted the original version of of the song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth. These days, it’s generally just the chorus that’s sung, but here are the original 1908 lyrics:

Katie Casey was baseball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, he young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said,
"No, I'll tell you what you can do."
"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."
Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:
"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game."

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Today's Highlight in Local History:
On May 2, 2002, Limestone County sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Davenport, 35, was shot to death, Department of Public Safety Trooper David James Jones, 39, who was based in Mills County, was shot in the arm, and Lampasas County Deputy Bob Montgomery, 44, was shot in the back of the head while working with a multi-agency auto theft task force in Shive in Hamilton County. Davenport was shot as a resident signed a consent to search form, and the other two were shot later during a standoff and were pulled to safety. The gunman, Marshall Tilman Tallent, 34, was found dead the next day of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On This Date:
In 1519, artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.
In 1863, during the Civil War, Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va.; he died eight days later.
In 1890, the Oklahoma Territory was organized.
In 1936, "Peter and the Wolf," a symphonic tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow.
In 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
In 1957, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
In 1963, the Children's Crusade began in Birmingham, Ala., as more than 1,000 black schoolchildren skipped classes and marched downtown to protest racial segregation; hundreds were arrested.
In 1964, American-born Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, the first woman to serve in the British Parliament, died in Lincolnshire, England, at age 84.
In 1972, a fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington at age 77.
In 1982, the Weather Channel made its debut.
In 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa's first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.
In 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, and then was quickly buried at sea after a decade on the run.

Ten years ago:
American truck driver Thomas Hamill, who was taken captive three weeks earlier, escaped from his kidnappers in Iraq. The same day, nine U.S. servicemen were killed across the country. Martin Torrijos, the son of a former dictator, won Panama's first presidential vote since the handover of the Panama Canal in December 1999.

Five years ago:
The Dallas Cowboys' tent-like practice structure collapsed during a severe storm in Irving leaving a dozen people were hurt, including scouting assistant Rich Behm, who was left paralyzed from the waist down, and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, whose neck was broken. Mine That Bird, a 50-1 shot, stunned the field by capturing the Kentucky Derby. Jack Kemp, former quarterback, congressman and vice presidential nominee, died in Bethesda, Md., at 73. Author Marilyn French ("The Women's Room") died in New York at 79.

One year ago:
President Barack Obama arrived in Mexico City on his first trip to Latin America since winning re-election. Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen shot a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the China Open, while 12-year-old Ye Wocheng opened with a 79 at Binhai Lake; at 12 years, 242 days, Ye became the youngest player in European Tour history, breaking Guan Tianlang's mark of 13 years, 177 days. Jeff Hanneman, 49, a founding member of heavy metal bank Slayer, died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays:
Actor Theodore Bikel is 90. Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 78. Actress-activist Bianca Jagger is 69. Country singer R.C. Bannon is 69. Singer Lesley Gore is 68. Actor David Suchet is 68. Singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin is 66. Rock singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 64. Actress Christine Baranski is 62. Singer Angela Bofill is 60. Actor Brian Tochi is 55. Movie director Stephen Daldry is 54. Actress Elizabeth Berridge is 52. Country singer Ty Herndon is 52. Actress Mitzi Kapture is 52. Rock musician Todd Sucherman (Styx) is 45. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) is 42. Soccer player David Beckham is 39. Actress Jenna Von Oy is 37. Actress Ellie Kemper is 34. Actor Robert Buckley is 33. Actor Gaius Charles is 31. Pop singer Lily Rose Cooper is 29. Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes is 29. Rock musician Jim Almgren (Carolina Liar) is 28. Actress Kay Panabaker is 24.

Thought for Today:
"Like ships, men founder time and again." - Henry Miller, American novelist (1891-1980).






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