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The Boss breaks record, beloved Fresno teacher dies and a traumatic vacation story – your Morning Scoop

Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Wednesday night’s concert lasted nearly four hours, four minutes, breaking the previous record for the group’s longest U.S. show set last week.
Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Wednesday night’s concert lasted nearly four hours, four minutes, breaking the previous record for the group’s longest U.S. show set last week. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Hi. It’s Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, and I’m here with your helping of the Morning Scoop. (Subscribe here to get the Scoop in your inbox because the weekend is nigh.)

What You Need to Know

• A 73-year-old Fresno woman has been arrested after police found 20 pounds of opium in her house, thus proving you’re never too old to completely screw up at life.

• A man led police on a chase from Ivanhoe to Visalia and back, and I’d literally never heard of Ivanhoe until just now.

• Deborah Manning, Fresno teacher and bookstore owner who sounds like a really cool lady, has died.

• The San Diego Zoo burned $1M in rhino-horn items and I bet the smell was … something.

• The last Mervyn’s location in Fresno will soon house a shocking number of purple treadmills.

What You Want to Know

• Tupac Shakur’s dream of opening a restaurant will come to life in Fresno for one night only.

• If you like walking outside, there are a lot of places to do that in this area.

• A bunch of kids with tennis rackets will be running around this weekend, but it’s okay. They’re supposed to be here.

• Bruce Springsteen is great but a four-hour concert is ridiculous, so rein it in, Boss.

What You Wish You Didn’t Know

• If someone on your marketing team suggests using a tragedy like 9/11 to sell your product, fire that person immediately.

• And finally, a California man who surprised his girlfriend with a trip to Hawaii ended up paralyzed because the universe looks for opportunities.

Have a great weekend, everyone! If you find yourself bored, look up your favorite restaurants’ health code inspections. Guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Heather McLane: heatherannmclane@gmail.com, @heather_mclane

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