Daily Bread for 8.12.13

Good morning.

Whitewater’s week begins with a partly sunny Monday and a high of seventy-seven. There’s a twenty percent chance of isolated showers in the later afternoon.

The Planning Commission meets tonight at 6 PM.

On this day in 1898, an armistice ends the Spanish-American war:

The brief and one-sided Spanish-American War comes to an end when Spain formally agrees to a peace protocol on U.S. terms: the cession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Manila in the Philippines to the United States pending a final peace treaty.

On this day in 1939, the Wizard of Oz has its world premiere in Wisconsin:

1939 – Wizard of Oz World Premier — in Oconomowoc
According to the fan site,, “The first publicized showing of the final, edited film was at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on August 12, 1939. No one is sure exactly why a small town in the Midwest received that honor.” It showed the next day in Sheboygan, Appleton and Rhinelander, according to local newspapers. “The official premiere was at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 15, attended by most of the cast and crew and a number of Hollywood celebrities.” [Source:

Puzzability starts a new weekly puzzle series, Tourist Traps:

Tourist Traps
We’re crossing a lot of bridges on our summer vacation. For each day this week, fill in the two-word name of a U.S. tourist destination so that a familiar phrase or compound word is formed by the first word in the clue followed by the first word in the tourist site, and likewise a phrase or word is formed by the second word in the tourist site’s name followed by the second word in the clue.

GRIND ___ ___ GOAT

Stone Mountain

Here’s today’s puzzle:

Monday, August 12


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