CHEROKEE NATION TO BUY RANCH WHERE WILL ROGERS WAS BORN
OOLAGAH, Okla. (AP) – The Cherokee Nation has agreed to buy the ranch where Will Rogers was born from the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Cherokee Nation signed a purchase agreement Wednesday and promised to make needed repairs, restorations and preservation efforts immediately. The society has operated the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch as a museum, but has been short on funds in recent years. The museum shows what life was like on a late 19th-century ranch in the area and provides details on Rogers’ Cherokee lineage. Officials did not disclose the sale price.
JAMIE DORNAN OF “SYNCHRONIC” NEVER WANTED TO BE A PARAMEDIC
LONDON (AP) – Jamie Dornan plays a paramedic in the sci-fi horror movie “Synchronic,” but he has no desire to be one. Dornan says he does not have it in him to have to make enormous decisions under pressure like paramedics do. He even comes from a family of medical professionals. Dornan says with a laugh that the reason he did not become a doctor is because he wasn’t bright enough to be one. “Synchronic” is showing in theaters and drive-ins now.