News 2 You: Remembering the “Dean Scream”, Wayne Gretzky, and the coldest-ever Buffalo Bills game

Donald Trump was mulling a run for Governor of New York. The businessman and reality TV show star eventually decided not to run, but just two years later was elected the 45th President of the United States.

The Buffalo Catholic Diocese said due to fiscal constraints they would be closing 10 catholic elementary schools. Bishop Richard Malone roundly criticized the state legislature and Gov. Amdram Cuomo for refusing to enact a tax credit for individuals who donated to parochial schools, which he said would have saved them from closing.

Google announced plans to develop a contact lens for diabetics that would continuously monitor glucose levels in their tears, eliminating the need for more intrusive means to measure blood sugar such as the finger prick.

The lenses were eventually determined to be unfeasible. The project was abandoned four years after it was announced this week in 2014

Howard Dean’s impassioned, somewhat comical, and certainly unforgettable crescendo to a speech after the Iowa caucuses was being replayed hundreds of times on television and by some accounts became the first viral political meme.

Speaking to supporters after finishing in third place the former Vermont Governor, who was once seen as a serious challenger for the democrat nomination for President, began energizing the crowd by loudly listing the states where primaries had yet to be held and which he planned to visit.

“We’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico,…” Dean began, as his voice continued to rise, throwing the crowd into a further frenzy. “And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan, and then we’re going to Washington, D.C., to take back the White House…..Yeah!”

The “Dean Scream” got Howard Dean a lot of attention, but some political pundits thought it was for all the wrong reasons, contending it made him look buffoonish, and pointing to it as a reason for his campaign derailing.

That same week a red-headed 16-year-old from Amherst showed that crooners belonged in the conversation in the search for the next American Idol, and not only made it to Hollywood but would become the youngest contestant ever to make the top ten during season three of the show, He is also the subject of this week’s News  You Pop Quiz

 

 

Gideon Canice

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