Daily Dose - Rogers & Evans archive, Riverside County rebates and Playboy in 3D!


Roy Rogers' Saddle, Courtesy of the Autry National Center

May 11, 2010 -- Yeehaw! Today the Autry National Center announced it's acquired the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Archive, containing materials and memorabilia from the duo's more than 50-year entertainment career.

The collection includes newspaper clippings, programs from the Rose Parade and the "Roy Rogers Show," sheet music, promotional materials, licensed objects such as puzzles and coloring books, photographs and business files.

I'm working on setting up an interview with the Marva Felchlin, the director of the Autry Library - stay tuned!

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If you live in Riverside, now may be a great time to invest in some new appliances. As part of Water Awareness Month, the Riverside Public Utilities Department is offering rebate programs for residents who replace water-wasting mechanisms such as old toilets and outdated
sprinklers.

The RPU will provide rebates for the following:
-- Ultra-low-flush toilet, $95;
-- rotating sprinkler nozzles, $100;
-- high-efficiency clothes washer, $80;
-- weather-based irrigation controller, $200 off the cost of installation;
-- artificial turf, $1,000 off the cost of installation;
-- drought-resistant landscaping, up to 50 percent, or $2,400, off total
documented materials costs.

Riverside residents can apply for rebates by downloading an application at the RPU website.

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Finally today, cue the J. Geils please... "Angel is a Centerfold." And, she's coming to ya in 3-D! Yup, Playboy's June edition hits newsstands Friday equipped with 3-D glasses.

''What would people most like to see in 3-D?'' asked Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. "Probably a naked lady.''

So much for just reading Playboy for the articles.

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