Like many small towns in America, in Gerald, Missouri methamphetamine addiction is rampant. Or at least was. This all changed when a man named Sergeant Bill arrived in town.
At first people had no idea who he was, and local law enforcement assumed he was sent from the federal government. Doors were knocked down and arrests were quickly made.
Clearly Sergeant Bill was not someone who had much patience with meth addicts. In just a couple months Gerald was showing steady improvement and the drug problem seemed to have vanished all together. This all changed when people began to wonder just who this man was.
Sergeant Bill was actually a former trucking company owner, former security guard, former wedding minister, and a former small-town cop! In fact he was from about 30 miles away.
A criminal investigation is currently underway against Bill! Although he seemed to help the town, breaking into peoples’ homes, putting a gun to their head, and taking them away in handcuffs still seems to be illegal!
One of the most famous athletes in American history, Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics. Hitler was using the Berlin Olympics to display the power and resurgence of Nazi Germany.
Widespread propaganda was dispersed in Germany exalting the superiority of the Aryan race and depicting those of African descent as inferior.
For this reason it was all the more significant that Hitler’s athletes were not only defeated by an American, but a black American.
Owen’s later said that when he walked by the Fuhrer Hitler waved amiably in congratulations. While his racial ideas were well known, he was still polite enough to acknowledge Owens. Not so much can be said for our own president FDR.
After returning home, Jesse Owens said the president never thanked him or even acknowledged his victory. Roosevelt was nervous that he would lose southern voters if he did congratulate Owens, and since it was an election year he believe it rational to ignore one of the greatest American athletes!
When most people today think of video games, they immediately think Xbox or PlayStation. While they are currently enjoying their heyday, back in 1989 Sega Genesis was all the rage.
The last game to formally be made for the Sega Genesis is called Pier Solar and the Great Architects. Development began in 2004 and eventually grew much larger than anticipated. Formally released in 2010, it was not expected to draw nearly as much attention as it did.
The game sold out prior to it's official release date through pre-orders. There was such a large demand, the company that made the game decided to produce a second reprint, which also sold out in 12 days!
In Russia, a radical Islamic sect was recently discovered living in an underground bunker without heat or sunlight for nearly a decade! The bunker is located on the outskirts of the city of Kazan.
The group is known as the Fayzrahmanist Sect, which derives it's name from Fayzrahman Satarov, an 83-year-old who declared himself a prophet. There were 20 children living there, some of whom had never seen the light of day until the sect was discovered! The youngest was only 18 months and had lived it's entire life underground.
Police and media quickly surrounded the bunker and an investigation occurred. It was decided that although the children were living a different life and were covered in filth, they were being fed and cared for. Prosecutors have begun an investigation and hope to disband the group!
Few groups are more synonymous with free love and social rights than the Beatles. For anyone wondering, their actions didn’t begin for popular acclaim. Back in 1964 when the Beatles were scheduled to play at the Gator Bowl during their first American Tour they realized that the crowd was segregated between blacks and whites.
They immediately refused to play upon seeing this. John Lennon is quoted as saying, “We never play to segregated audiences and we aren’t going to start now. I’d sooner lose our appearance money.” Those putting on the concert decided they couldn’t let the crowd down and allowed the crowds to mix. The Beatles played to a desegregated audience, beginning their American social crusade!