What a fun topic for a Wednesday morning.  It was so much fun to hear what people wanted to be when they grew up and what they are now.  

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Let's see how close the Morning Waking Crew got to their childhood dreams:

*Mark Ericson always wanted to work in radio - check
*Tim Tern wanted to be a chef - there's still time, he's young enough to have two careers
*Don Briand wanted to be an tall actor - well, he's is an actor
*Rich Kirkland wanted to be a cowboy - ummm - nope
*Rob Carolan wanted to be a meteorologist - check
*Brandy, The Morning Waking Pooch always wanted to be spoiled - check
*I wanted to be a back-up singer - I am when I'm in my car

Urgent Need For Blood Donations

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The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations.  If you can help, please donate.

Training Camp Opens Today For The New England Patriots

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Are you ready for football season?  It's my favorite time of the year.  People know not to bother me on Sundays during the season.

Weather

Partly sunny and breezy, chance of a late day thunderstorm and 90.  Mix of clouds and sun for the North Country, chance of a thunderstorm and 88.

Top News Stories

Bodies Of Crash Victims Leave Ukraine
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left eastern Ukraine today. They're headed for the Netherlands for positive identification. The Dutch government has declared today a day of mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the bodies later in the day. All 298 people on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed when the plane was shot down last Thursday over a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine. Most of the victims were Dutch.

Mother, Daughter Rescued In Interstate Crash
Police say a good Samaritan removed a 6-year-old girl from a burning car and a trooper broke a window to rescue her mother to save them from a highway crash off of Interstate 93 in Manchester.  Both mother and daughter were taken to Elliott Hospital for treatment.

Man Shot During Maine Home Invasion Gets 6 Years
A man whose friend was fatally shot during a home invasion in Hermon, Maine two years ago has been sentenced to six years in prison. Phillip McIntyre was also sentenced Tuesday in Penobscot County Court to four years of probation after pleading guilty to charges including robbery, burglary and aggravated assault. A woman involved in the break-in was convicted last month.

Stupid News

A tree planted in memory of "Beatle," George Harrison, was killed by an insect infrestation...specifically, beetles.

Joke du Jour

Once there was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest.  He sent in ten puns in the hope at least one would be printed.  However, no-pun-in-ten-did!

Coming Up Thursday

Another pair of tickets to see Kimberly, Neil and Reid at the Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook.

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