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Hikers Find Mysterious Message on Model Boat Washed-Up on Lake Superior From 27 Years Ago

A couple discovered a model boat which had been placed on a lake 27 years ago, while they were hiking in Wisconsin last week.

Lynn BeBeau and her husband Mike were intrigued when they spotted the little boat partially buried in sand on the shore near Ashland at Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, on October 7.

Digging it out and brushing it, they were surprised to find an inscription written on the its base.

The message read: “I am traveling to the ocean. Please put me back in the water. Will you send information on your whereabouts to, Lakewood School, Room 116 & 118 5207 N. Tischer Duluth, MN 53304.”

Speaking to the news channel Michigan Live, Bebeau said she took a few photographs of the inscription and then placed the boat into the water.

“My husband and I are both adventure people,” she said.

“We just came back from a

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Women have been waiting for this Election Day for the last four years

Moving forward requires focus. Mashable’s Social Good Series is dedicated to exploring pathways to a greater good, spotlighting issues that are essential to making the world a better place.

For the last four years, millions of women have lived in a perpetual state of rage. 

In November 2016, they watched reality TV star Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, even after the public heard him admit that he assaults women he finds attractive. “Grab ’em by the pussy,” he said on the Access Hollywood tape, bragging about treating women however he pleased. 

Since that moment, many liberal and moderate women have been horrified, then galvanized, by one trauma after the next. 

From the widespread disclosure of sexual abuse and assault that gave rise to the #MeToo movement, to abortion bans that threatened to effectively eliminate access in several states, to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the separation of

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‘I just don’t want Trump for another four years.’ Are working-class white women going to elect Biden?

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks outside Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. <span class="copyright">(Alex Edelman / AFP/Getty Images)</span>
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks outside Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. (Alex Edelman / AFP/Getty Images)

Nicole Peyton sat out the 2016 election because she didn’t like President Trump’s behavior and believed Hillary Clinton was “tarnished.” But this year, the “conservative-leaning” homemaker plans to cast a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden.

“He would be a better option. Anybody’s better” than Trump, said Peyton, 31, who dropped out of college to have her first child. Trump is a bad example for her five kids, she said as she picked up pizza for her family’s dinner on a recent Friday.

Whether women like Peyton decide to back Biden could determine who wins critical battleground states such as Michigan — which Trump won by 10,704 votes, or 0.23% — as well as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The demographic denoted by pollsters as white women without a college degree overwhelmingly supported

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Amazon Prime Day: Here’s what to expect at this year’s delayed shopping bonanza

Amazon started Prime Day in 2015 as a strategy to enroll more members in its shopping club — and ramp up sales in July. But with the event delayed until October 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the online retailer will test whether shoppers are willing to open their wallets even as the economy remains weak.

Despite that shakiness, there are signs that Americans are ready to spend: About two-thirds of consumers indicate they plan to shop on Amazon Prime Day, more than either Black Friday or Cyber Monday, according to coupon site RetailMeNot. 

That explains why some experts predict that Amazon Prime Day — not Black Friday — will serve as the early kickoff for the 2020 holiday shopping season this year, generating as much as $10 billion in total sales during the October event, according to some retail analyst predictions. 

Some consumers may prefer locking in deals early

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‘It’s Been in My Heart to Do a Christmas Album For Years’

Carrie Underwood lands her eighth total and consecutive No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, all of which have launched at the summit, as her first holiday full-length, My Gift, opens atop the list dated Oct. 10.

In its first week, ending Oct. 1, the set, released Sept. 25, earned 43,000 equivalent album units, with 43,000 in album sales.

“It has been in my heart to do a Christmas album for years, and we started planning this last year when we finished the Cry Pretty Tour 360,” Underwood tells Billboard. “Who would have known what would happen in the world since then, and how much we would all be ready for the hope and joy that Christmas music embodies this year more than ever.”

On the 56-year-old Top Country Albums chart, My Gift marks the 2005 American Idol winner’s record eighth consecutive career-opening No.

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Carrie Underwood on Chart-Topping ‘My Gift’: ‘It’s Been in My Heart to Do a Christmas Album For Years’

On the 56-year-old Top Country Albums chart, My Gift marks the 2005 American Idol winner’s record eighth consecutive career-opening No. 1. She passes Miranda Lambert, whose history on the survey encompasses seven leaders, most recently 2019’s Wildcard.

My Gift follows Underwood’s last LP, Cry Pretty, which arrived with 266,000 units in September 2018. Her run started with 2005’s Some Hearts, followed by Carnival Ride (2007), Play On (2009), Blown Away (2012), Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (2014) and Storyteller (2015).

My Gift was produced by Greg Wells and includes eight traditional and three original songs. John Legend duets on new composition “Hallelujah” and Underwood’s five-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher, is featured on “Little Drummer Boy.” Isaiah makes his own Billboard chart debut, as “Little Drummer Boy” enters Christian Digital Song Sales at No. 8 and the multi-metric Hot Christian Songs chart at No. 45.

The LP also arrives at

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Fall golf gift guide 2020: Minimal bags, fitness devices, comfortable shoes top this year’s list

Fall is here, and the holiday season is right around the corner. This year’s fall golf gift guide includes a few tried-and-true items but also a couple of newcomers to the category. From clothing and clubs to shoes and technology, there is something for everyone no matter their age or experience level.

Hope you enjoy perusing either for yourself or someone in your life who you think could use some new golf gear. The items below have been chosen from a variety of categories so as to ensure there are great options at multiple price points.

Whoop Band ($30/month | Whoop): I’ve been wearing one of these for the last two months, and I love it. Because I work out almost daily and have started caring more about how much sleep I’m getting, the Whoop device provides the feedback I want for how fit I am in the present and

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Watch: Lost wedding ring found after two years at Vermont reservoir

Oct. 5 (UPI) — A New Jersey man was reunited with his wedding ring two years after he lost it during a day at a reservoir in Vermont.

Lou Rider said he and his family drove from New Jersey to the Waterbury Reservoir for a Labor Day weekend family reunion in 2018, and he didn’t discover until he was in the car to drive home that his wedding ring was missing from his finger.

“We were from one end of the reservoir to the other. We were in and out of the boats, hiking through, jumping with the rocks and everything, so we were everywhere,” Rider told WVNY/WFFF.

The ring was thought to be lost forever, until Lorraine Tallcott, Rider’s aunt, was reading an online forum for residents of her area in Vermont. and saw a post that a man’s wedding ring had been found at Waterbury Reservoir.

Tallcott discovered

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85 Years Ago – Courthouse Square’s model home to open | Local History

Oct. 5, 1935

Model Home set to open on square

After weeks of work, the Model Home on Courthouse Square was set to open its doors on Oct. 7.

Alfred Hagen, regional director of the federal housing administration, turned the keys to the model home over to Mrs. Harold Scragg, general chairwoman of the woman’s division of the Better Housing Committee of Scranton and Dunmore. The members of the women’s division would serve as hostesses when the model home was open for visitors.

The model home was an old cottage that once stood in Dunmore. The building was relocated to Courthouse Square in June. Contractors and building goods suppliers renovated the cottage into a modern home.

The furnishings and decorations for the home were put together by Harriet Seifert, of Stoehr & Fister; Dorothy Peck, of McKelvey and Bolling; Lee Donnolly; and Howard Wilkins.

The landscaping around the home was

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‘90210’ star Ian Ziering reflects on iconic show 30 years later: ‘It’s the gift that keeps on giving’

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Ziering had no idea what he was getting himself into when he set out to audition for “Beverly Hills, 90210″ three decades ago.

The “Sharknado” franchise star, 56, spoke with Fox News about landing the life-changing role of Steve Sanders on the beloved series and said playing alongside the iconic cast was more than he ever imagined.

“’90210,’ oh my God! That’s the gift that keeps on giving,” Ziering, said of the more than 10 years he spent on the series, including the 2019 reboot. “I’m all over the world. People are [waving] telling me, ‘Hey, Steve Sanders!’ But, you know what? Steve Sanders has been very good to me. I’m very appreciative of my time spent and of the relationships that I continue to nurture from that experience.”

The cast of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' are pictured here (Left to right): Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris, the late Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty.

The cast of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ are pictured here (Left to right): Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering,

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