THE McCARTY METRO
A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Looking At The McCartys From Yesteryear

DO YOU REMEMBER... THE INTERNET?

VIDEO CLIP

Although it seems like the internet has been around forever, you can tell how new it is by this 1994 clip from NBC's The Today Show with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumble. The two start talking about this confusing new fangled invention which is now in just about every American household.

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support email.

The origins of the Internet reach back to research of the 1960s, commissioned by the United States government in collaboration with private commercial interests to build robust, fault-tolerant, and distributed computer networks. The funding of a new U.S. backbone by the National Science Foundation in the 1980s, as well as private funding for other commercial backbones, led to worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies, and the merger of many networks. The commercialization of what was by the 1990s an international network resulted in its popularization and incorporation into virtually every aspect of modern human life. As of 2011, more than 2.2 billion people nearly a third of Earth's population use the services of the Internet.

Dateline Shelby

Reporter Mike McCarty covered the Baptism of Megan Kelly McCarty. Mike came up with these interesting tidbits overheard at Megan's baptism and party.


SPRING, 1999

"I want to sit in Dino Ciccarrelli's pew."

"Is there anybody here WITHOUT a camera?"

Boy, these onions and peppers are good.  Gotta get the recipe."

"It sure looks like him, but didn't James Dean die or something?"

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"That's right, honey, your godfather is the editor, which means you'll have a job on the Metro someday.  By the way, Uncle Kelly wants to know if you can start right away.  After Gull Lake, that is."

"Yeah, it sure looks like his godfather, but it can't be.  I think that's his brother."

"Man, how much grass seed you think they had to spread to get this carpet?"

Dateline Utica

Unconfirmed reports say that Jerry McCarty may enter the Utica 1 Mile Run on Saturday, May 22, if he can fit it into his busy schedule.  This news is playing havoc with the Las Vegas oddmakers who can't seem to figure out which Mac to back in this prestigious race.

THE EARLY YEARS - 15 YEARS APART

Brad & Eric - The Early Years - 1982 Brad & Eric - The Really Early Years - 1967
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A METRO PHOTO BLAST NAME OUR CARTOON CHARACTER

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The Grandbrats Congregate in 1990
Jill, Erin, Brad, Sara, Amanda

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GUESS THE YEAR OF THESE SONGS

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Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver 
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor 
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Lonely Days - Bee Gees
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who

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WHO IS THIS CARTOON CHARACTER?

Your Name:
Answer:

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LAST MONTH'S ANSWER

DEPUTY DAWG

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Congratulations:
Jean, Margaret, John D, Jerry

Deputy Dawg was a Terrytoons cartoon character featured on the animated television series in the early 1960's. The character of Deputy Dawg (a dog) is a deputy sheriff in the state of Mississippi of the United States. The other main characters are the Muskie Muskrat, Moley Mole, Ty Coon, Possible Possum, Vincent van Gopher, Pig Newton, and Dawg's boss the Sheriff, as well as Mrs. Deputy. Deputy Dawg was voiced by Dayton Allen, a prolific Hollywood voice actor who voiced many Terrytoons characters in television and theatrical shorts in the 1950s and 1960s. Much of the comedy is gag and action based with some focused around comical accents and stereotyped southern characteristics. The central location for many of the yarns is the jailhouse.