I’m bringing back Music Tuesday for football season with a theme — each week’s edition will be tangentially related Penn State’s opponent. This week is easy — Bruce Springsteen’s “Youngstown” since the Nittany Lions are playing Youngstown State.
Playing in conditions better fit for water-skiing than baseball, the Nats pounded the Marlins 9-3. Ryan Zimmerman hit a 3-run homer that broke the scoreboardNationals Enquirer. The “m” in SunLife Stadium was a casualty, so from this point on, we’re calling it SunLife Stadiu. Adam Dunn homered for the 33rd time as well, 3 run shot to left-center.
Jason Marquis continued his climb to mediocrity, winning his first game for D.C. in eight decisions. His ERA has plummeted to 8.13.
The new travel plaza is operated by HMS Host. Liane Hansen was very disappointed there isn’t a penny crushing machine because HMS Host wanted the features to include human interactions. That may mean the arcade is gone too — I remember one of my cousins saying they always stopped there when they came down to visit us. I’ll see what I can find out Tom.
Rest areas with restaurants and gasoline stations have been banned since the 1960s because they discourage local business. They only appeared on toll roads like the turnpikes in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, etc.
The report mentions that the stretch of I-95 in Delaware is the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway. Kennedy attended the dedication of the Delaware Turnpike and Maryland’s Northeast Expressway just a week before he was assassinated in 1963. In 1964 the roadway in both states was named after him, but Delaware has stuck to using “Delaware Turnpike” on signs. Also, the roads were toll roads because the Eisenhower administration got into a disagreement with the states over that part of I-95. In the long-run, I think both states are probably thrilled that the highway is tolled.
Northernmost Maine? I-95 Won’t Get You There
The original plans for what became I-95 in Maine had a highway running to the northern part of the state. However, when the interstate highway system showed up, that plan got truncated and I-95 ends at the Canadian border about 10 miles from the Trans-Canada Highway.