Derik Lattig has worked in Broadcast Media since 1984, holding a variety of jobs and positions including, reporting, producing and management. Currently I work for CBS as a regional producer, assisting CBS affiliates with news coverage and sending local stories to CBS for National distribution to CBS and partner networks.
Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers.
adventurers, desperado's and dreamers. Being the oldest Route 66 resource on the web, the Historic 66 website is dedicated to providing information for all those who want to learn more about the legendary Mother Road.
While officially Route 66 no longer exists, a great deal of it remains to be driven and enjoyed. Derik Lattig says let the road guide you on your journey through all eight states from Chicago to Los Angeles. Not only will it help you to stay on track, but you’ll also find some background information on the hundreds of roadside attractions that dot the landscape.
Thanks to the preservation organizations, the volunteers and the business owners, a lot of these landmarks can still be admired in real life. Some treasures, however, have disappeared and can only be explored through pictures.
Route 66 is one of the essential icons of America, both for Americans and for people abroad. It represents a multitude of ideas: freedom, migration West, and the loneliness of the American heartland.
The highway was first opened in 1926, although much of the route was not paved for decades afterwards. It soon captured America's imagination. John Steinbeck, in his 1940 novel Grapes of Wrath, chronicled the migration along Route 66 of thousands of farmers leaving the Dust Bowl of Kansas and Oklahoma during the Great Depression, trying to reach a better land in California. Steinbeck posited the road as an almost hostile force, draining money, energy, and enthusiasm from the optimistic Okies.
Derik Lattig says later representations of the road were a little more upbeat. Probably most famous is musician Bobby Troup's eponymous tribute song, which enjoined listeners to "get their kicks on Route 66". A TV show in the 1960s, also called "Route 66", featured two young men exploring America's highways. Although Jack Kerouac only mentions 66 briefly in his book On the Road, it acquired something of the aura of Beatnik cross-country driving.
The aging highway was decommissioned in the 1980's. Much of 66's stretch had been overlaid or rerouted by broader, newer interstate highways, but the embedded idea of Route 66 refuses to die – as Derik Lattig says demonstrated by Depeche Mode's 1987 hit song "Behind the Wheel/Route 66" and the 2006 Disney/Pixar movie Cars – and millions of kicks-seekers continue to follow the remnants of the road from Chicago to Los Angeles to this day.
Many Towns, such as Strafford have festivals (Route 66 Days) and Motor Cruises (Route 66 Cruise) each year which keep the history alive, along with providing excellent opportunities for enthusiasts to drive the existing road. Lattig,Derik #LattigDerik #deriklattig.com
You may have seen advertisements in the past for psychics.
Heck, who wouldn't want to know the future? Just think of the money you could earn with the lottery or a day at the racetrack.
While psychics have their true believers, skepticism still exists. Unfortunately, there are a lot of con artists out there,” said Shay Parker, founder of Best American Psychics, an online directory of seers who reportedly undergo testing and criminal background checks. “It’s actually quite disturbing.”
She said bogus psychics specialize in teasing information out of clients and then telling them what they want to hear, typically in the realms of love or money.
“A good psychic will tell you to shut up,” Parker said. “If they start asking you a ton of questions, run.”
She said a true psychic also will offer highly specific information without any prompting — the name of a deceased family member, say, or a detailed physical description. “You might be asked if the name Phillip means anything to you,” P…
This was in the local paper today and is a good read. Editorial courtesy the dalcotimes.com
We haven’t heard about June Ferreira Tranquil Waters of the Chester Water Authority in a few weeks.
That sparkling, gorgeous tap water that is delivered to 42,000 customers in Delaware and Chester counties had been tossed into a raging tempest in a fierce three-way battle for the future of the iconic Chester firm.
Rest assured, the fight for Chester Water has not gone away. It’s about to hit the boiling point again this week.
The three parties, Chester Water Authority, the city of Chester, and public utility giant Aqua Pennsylvania are all due back in court this week as a judge sorts through a flurry of legal actions concerning the future of the company.
There are four separate lawsuits currently winding their way through the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
This legal saga traces its roots to nearly two years back, when Aqua made an unsolicited $320 million offer for Chester Water, which ha…