Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– According to the Boston Herald, Massachusetts State Police are stepping up their patrols in “key locations” after a 24-year-old Canadian soldier was gunned down in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday. The gunman — 32-year-old, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau — an ex-convict, was dressed in all black when he shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at point blank range at the National War Memorial.
“They were locked down for all of the day, right?” Dennis asked. “They went office-to-office-to-office.”
The shooting postponed the Maple Leafs-Senators game, which was scheduled for last night.
“[The Maple Leafs and Senators], they were looking out their windows watching all this go down,” Callahan said. “They weren’t allowed to leave and they didn’t get to play. They were like giving play-by-play on Twitter.”
– To remember the life of James Carver — a native of Springfield, Missouri — his cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family’s goodbye in a fireworks display. Greenlawn Funeral Homes director Jim Carver said his dad loved watching fireworks and would appreciate the unusual send off. The family will have a cookout and a memorial celebration following the fireworks.
“So Uncle James’ ashes are going to be on people?” Dennis asked.
Replied Callahan: “Ashes are going to fall down on the burgers as they cook them on the grill.”
– Raphael Ravenscroft, who had a solo on the saxophone in Gerry Rafferty’s hit “Baker Street,” died Sunday at the age of 60. He reportedly only received a flat fee of $43 for the song.
“Not a great song I would say,” remarked Callahan.
He added: “It reminds me of when I was in school and the FM-converter in my car was one station and it came on and I couldn’t change it.”