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News Update - May 30, 2022

The weekly news update featuring Babe Ruth Retires

To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santa's Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of May 30, 2022. I'm your host Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and I'm your co-host, Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstown, Let's go to press.

Sponsor

For the week of May 30, 2022 your sponsor will be Jenna's Jams and Jellies. Featuring her famous Peppermint Jelly and Blueberry Lemongrass Jam at a 50% discount this week. Stop by and pick some up today! That's Jenna's Jams and Jellies located at 845 Tinsel Avenue.

Santa's Village Update

Update from Santa's Village, Santa has given all of the workers in the workshop, warehouses, and factories the entire week off for rest and relaxation. Dr. Twinklestein has reported a very large number of elves coming into emergency room with heat exhaustion and sunburns due to the high temperatures and sunny weather at this year's "Picnic Basket Relay". Many elves were not able to come to work the following day due to really bad sunburns. Santa wants everyone to take a break, relax, and rest up.

Department of Elfland Security

Edward Hinklemyer has placed an emergency order for extra medical supplies for Dr. Twinklestein's medical office. The Doctor is running low on sunburn relief ointment and creams. The shipment should be arriving within the next couple of days. If you do run out, please stop by the greenhouse to pick up some Aloe Vera plants. The oils from the leaves of this plants can also be used to help with soothing a sunburn. The Doctor also recommends cool baths and showers and plenty of rest to help ease the pain.

TAOLF.com Updates

The Division of WWW/PR has continued their work on Mother Nature's webpage this past week by adding some more coloring page worksheets and adding a nature related trivia challenge. Also, there were a couple of posts made by the Division of Forestry in reference to herbs ; one of which discusses which herbs can help deal with heat and another one discusses the medical related benefits of the peppermint plant. We highly recommend that you check out these posts when you get a chance.

NPC Weather Update

Temperatures will begin to drop again this week as cooler air will start moving back into North Pole City. We are expecting some snow in the forecast for Friday afternoon moving all the way into Sunday morning. Please make sure you are prepared for the standard colder temperatures.

WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio

The WELF-NPC Radio station is now considering that the roll-over of the weekly shows take place on Tuesday evenings instead of the weekends. With the news broadcast and the Peppermint Post being released on Monday evenings, it will be more conducive for the station to rollover the programming into the new week starting on Tuesdays.

This Week in Elf History

On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by the Baltimore Orioles. Ruth’s fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck. Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat” and “The Bambino.”

Ruth made his Major League debut as a left-handed pitcher with the Red Sox in July 1914 and pitched 89 winning games for the team before 1920, when he was traded to the New York Yankees. After Ruth left Boston, in what became known as “the curse of the Bambino,” the Red Sox didn’t win another World Series until 2004. In New York, Ruth’s primary position changed to outfielder and he led the Yankees to seven American League pennants and four World Series victories. Ruth was a huge star in New York and attracted so many fans that the team was able to open a new stadium in 1923, Yankee Stadium, dubbed “The House That Ruth Built.”

The southpaw slugger’s final season, in 1935, was with the Boston Braves. He had joined the Braves with the hope that he’d become the team’s manager the next season. However, this dream never came to pass for a disappointed Ruth, who had a reputation for several vices.

Many of the records Ruth set remained in place for decades. Ruth’s record of 60 homeruns in a single season (1927) of 154 games wasn’t beaten until 1961, when Roger Maris knocked out 61 homers in an extended season of 162 games. His career homerun record stood until 1974, when it was broken by Hank Aaron. The Sultan of Swat’s career slugging percentage (the total number of bases a player records per at-bat not including walks and hit-by-pitches) of .690 remains the highest in Major League history.

Babe Ruth was part of the inaugural National Baseball Hall of Fame class in 1936. He was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Ruth died of throat cancer at age 53 on August 16, 1948, in New York City. His body lay in state at Yankee Stadium for two days and was visited by over 100,000 fans.

NPC Sports League

Representatives from NPC Sports League attended a golf outing down in the lower 48 this past weekend. The golf outing was in Ohio and was to benefit a local elementary school there. They reported that the event was a great success and they enjoyed spending time with some of the Ohio elves they have not seen in a while. They even got the TAOLF to sponsor one of the holes for the event and the local elves were very grateful.

Community Events

May 30 is Water a Flower Day! Water a Flower Day brings special attention to flowers and the many ways they benefit us. Everet Green (supervisor of the Division of Forestry) wishes to remind everyone to water their flowers and that flowers are not just aesthetic props. Flowers are associated with reduced depression and anxiety, and better mental health in those who take care of flowers. They are also used in the creation of medicines so stop by the greenhouses this week to take a tour of the greenhouse and pick up a free peppermint plant (Mentha x piperita). After the events of last week, everyone needs a peppermint plant around. Peppermint is known for lowering your body’s temperature and cooling its tissues as well as encouraging perspiration which is the body's natural air conditioning. It also is useful in digestive issues too so it is truly a wonder plant.

Elf Birthdays

WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio would like to wish a very happy 550th birthday to Archie "Steamer" Cumberbatch. Archie has been the engineer for the Iron Reindeer steam engine now for almost 500 years and spends most of his time transporting elves around the tunnels of North Pole City. When you hear the whistle sound on the Iron Reindeer, that is most likely Archie signaling his arrival or departure. We would like to wish you many more happy years.


This is Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone with the reminder: The best way to predict the future is to create it..

Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.

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Morning Show with Corby Snow Morning Show with Corby Snow
Tune in each morning to the Morning Show with Corby Snow. The show will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with the ringing of the workshop bells, the reciting of the Craftsman Workers Oath, and the Going to Work March.
Matinee Theater Matinee Theater
You can now listen to rebroadcasts of the Matinee Theater from the 1940's every Sunday at 2 p.m. on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio.
The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
The Birds Eye Open House was hosted by Dinah Shore and will be rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio with a different show each week.
The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
The Charles Dickens Hour is made up of many different old radio shows that had something related to Charles Dickens. Each week WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio will feature a different show on the station.
Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
Part of the WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio's Kids Saturday Morning Show block, we will be rebroadcasting shows from the Little Orphan Annie Show.
Christmas on the Moon Christmas on the Moon
There can be no Christmas without Santa Claus, so when our hero finds out that he has been kidnapped and taken to the moon there is no time to spare.
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
Who Was That Masked Man? The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954.
Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.
Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, Superman was on call in Metropolis. Now Superman is broadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.
Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time! Rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea. Lead by Red Lantern, the wisest fish in the sea, Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon first appeared on the comic pages in 1934, following the success of Buck Rogers. Flash soon made the move to radio before the classic film serial starring Buster Crabbe.
Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter.
Mark Trail Mark Trail
When Mark Trail made his way to the radio from the Sunday Funnies, he picked up a greater sense of adventure, but he still had time to teach kids about life in the Great Outdoors.
Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand.
Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
Grab yourself a warm cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire. Tune into WELF-NPC on Friday nights for another episode of Christmas Mystery
Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
Crime does not stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
Untold History Revealed Untold History Revealed
No, this is not Christmas related, but Santa and the elves love history and this podcast is surely history related.
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
One of Santa's and Mrs. Claus' favorite Old Time Radio show is Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Suspense Suspense
Billed as Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills, Suspense offers the of the best of Old Time Radio. The series is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent.
It's a Fibber Christmas It's a Fibber Christmas
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Classical Music Hour Classical Music Hour
The North Pole City Elves love all kinds of music, and classical music is one of their favorites. This hour is dedicated to classical music.
Rock Music Hour Rock Music Hour
The elves that work deep in the mountains mining all of the coal for Santa love rock music. This show is dedicated to them and all of their hard work.
Christmas Music Hour Christmas Music Hour
The Christmas Music Hour is one solid hour dedicated to Christmas Music.
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