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Andy Rooney Dead at 92, Daylight Savings Time 2011, and Phillies sign Jim Thome

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The Omelette Saturday November 5, 2011

Andy Rooney of '60 Minutes' Dead at 92

Longtime '60 Minutes'  correspondent and writer Andy Rooney passed away on Friday. The news is not entirely shocking, as Rooney developed serious complications after surgery last week. Nonetheless, the news is still surprising to hear. For 33 years, viewers tuned into '60 Minutes' to hear Rooney sound off at the end of the show on numerous social and political topics.

At times, Rooney was quite controversial, with CBS even suspending him once for making derogatory comments regarding blacks and gays. While some people didn't care for Rooney's surly attitude, crusty demeanor and overall cynicism, characters like him don't come around every day.

Daylight Savings Time 2011 Ends Tonight

It's that time of the year again. For those of us who like to party late on Saturday nights then we are in for a treat - one extra hour of sleep. For those of us who like getting out of work when it's light out, then this is a reminder that winter is near.

Daylight Savings Time ends tonight when we turn our clocks back at 2:00 AM Sunday morning.

Just what is the point of Daylight Savings Time? It was created to reduce the usage of incandescent lighting at night, but research suggest that the savings may be in fact minimal.

Phillies Bring Back Former Phillie Jim Thome

Ruben Amaro made his first move of the Phillies' offseason, by signing former Phillie Jim Thome to a one-year contract, provided he passes a physical. The move gives the Phillies a quality part-time replacement for Ryan Howard, who is recovering from a torn Achillies tendon.  

Get Joe Vallee's take on the Phillies' signing of Jim Thome right here!

 

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