The Daily Scoop 9-26-2016
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Weekend Top Flicks
There’s a new sheriff at the box office after a group of western gunfighters grounded “Sully” from the top spot this weekend.
Sony Pictures “The Magnificent Seven” lassoed in $35 million during its opening weekend. The film featuring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt is about a small group of gunfighters hired to protect a small U.S. border town from a group of Mexican bandits.
Warner Brothers “Storks” finished in a distant second at nearly $22 million.
Clint Eastwood’s miracle on the Hudson docu-drama, “Sully,” landed in third with about $14 million.
Arnold Palmer, 87, Passes Away
Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has died.
Palmer, a seven-time major championship winner, passed away in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from complications of heart problems. He was 87.
“The King”, as he was called, was wildly popular with golf fans. So much so, they had their own nickname, “Arnie’s Army,” which would follow him every step around a golf course.
Palmer won more than 90 tournaments, including seven majors, four of them masters. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Man Jumps Into River To Save Deer
An Iowa man risked his life to jump in to a swollen river to save a deer.
Heavy rains caused the river to swell, and the small deer was no match for the powerful current. The deer was struggling and eventually became tired and nearly drowned.
One man tethered himself to a rail and got in the water with a life jacket. They hoisted the deer out of the water, and then carefully took it to a truck.
The man who jumped in the water did not want to be identified or interviewed, but he was praised by everyone who witnessed his brave, heroic act.