50 years ago

The hitters had a field day at Second Street as Jaycees walloped East Frankfort Kiwanis 12-0 in the first game and Hi-12 defeated the Optimist 19-7 in the nightcap. Skip Agee set the Kiwanis down with one hit, a single by Glenn Salchi.

25 years ago

Duane Gaston of Lexington won Capital Expos 10,000-kilometer run in national class time, posting a sizzling 29:32 clocking for the 6.2 mile run. He was the first of approximately 300 runners to cross the finish line of a course that wound its way through the streets of downtown Frankfort and Franklin County.

Happy birthday

Raven Chanel Thomas

June 9, 1995

Raven, the daughter of Michael and Leslie, enjoys dance, cheer with coach Nannie, Girl Scouts and Frankfort Childrens Singers. She loves her Mem, Aunt Glen, Uncle Gifford, grandparents and playing with friends.

Blake Allen Redmon

June 9, 1998

Blake will be in the third grade at Elkhorn Elementary. He plays baseball with the Marlins and enjoys basketball and football and swimming and fishing. He is the son of Allen and Jeannie Redmon.

Today in history

By The Associated Press

Today is Friday, June 9, the 160th day of 2006. There are 205 days left in the year.

On June 9, A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide.

In 1940, Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.

In 1953, about 100 people died when a tornado struck Worcester, Mass.

In 1969, the U.S. Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.

In 1973, Secretariat became horse racings first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes.

Todays Birthdays: Guitarist Les Paul is 91. Former World Bank president and former defense secretary Robert S. McNamara is 90. Actress Mona Freeman is 80. Media analyst Marvin Kalb is 76. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 67. Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin is 67. Rock musician Jon Lord is 65. Mystery author Patricia Cornwell is 50. Actor Michael J. Fox is 45. Writer-producer Aaron Sorkin is 45. Actor Johnny Depp is 43. Jazz musician Wayman Tisdale is 42. Actress Gloria Reuben is 42. Rock musician Dean Felber (Hootie & the Blowfish) is 39. Rock musician Dean Dinning is 39. Musician Ed Simons is 36. Actress Natalie Portman is 25. Actress Mae Whitman is 18.

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