Celebrities Spy for OSS

. Thursday, August 14

Get this.  The National Archives has released 35,000 top secret files of the WWII era Office of Strategic Services, including personell files of people who were spies during that time in history.  One of the names is Julia Child, the famous chef.  Others include Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, John Hemingway, Kermit Roosevelt, and Sterling Hayden.  President Truman disbanded the OSS and folded it into the CIA in 1945.  It seems that everyone was told to keep quiet about their activities with the short-lived agency, and are now relieved that they are finally able to talk about it.

In other news, the Census Bureau predicts that whites will be a minority with Hispanics the majority in the US by 2045, based on the current rates of births, deaths and immigration.  In the meantime, our population is exploding.  There are currently 305 million people in the US today, and that number is expected to increase to 400 million by 2039.  Of course, things could change.

Do you remember this face?  Ah, JR Ewing, the most loved-to-hate charcter of the 1978 - 91 TV series "Dallas," is in the news today among all the other headlines to announce the show's 30th reunion on August 22.  Meet Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, tour the Southfork mansion, and enjoy country music and fireworks. The three actors will be available for a question and answer session, if the aged actors can stay awake.  If you want to attend, tickets cost $100 - 1,000.  Better hurry; that's next week already.