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Patriot Bremerton

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | Vol. 14, No. 40 | 50¢

ROAD TO STATE Bremerton High takes on Archbishop Murphy Page 7

Incumbents lead by healthy margins in commissioner races By KEVAN MOORE

Dennis Box/staff photo

MacKenzie Harris, Katie Henderson, Jennifer Knight and McKenna Montgomery with the Bremerton drill team entertain the fans at halftime of the Bremereton High game against Renton. The Knights won 26-0.

‘Truth or Consequences’ and the life of Ralph Rogers one main road and fewer than 5,000 residents. Other than the water sources from which the remerton resident Ralph town derived its name, there wasn’t E. Rogers, owner of Team much to attract visitors. Sports in East At the time, Ralph Bremerton, was born in Edwards, the famous southern New Mexico the radio announcer and teleday Hot Springs ceased vision producer, was hostto exist. ing a television show that While Hot Springs would transform the little doesn’t appear on maps town of Hot Springs and today, if you pick up a those who lived there. map from 1950 it will The name of that Ralph Rogers be visible right there in show was “Truth or Sierra County, southern Consequences.” New Mexico. “Truth or Consequences” startThe town was small, with only ed as a radio program in 1940 and, By WES MORROW


as many successful radio programs at the time did, transitioned to TV in 1950. When the show made the switch, Ralph Edwards announced a contest for cities and towns throughout the U.S. The winning community would change its name to Truth or Consequences, and Edwards would personally host the program from the town. Towns around the country submitted applications to the program, but Hot Springs won. Then, on April 1, 1951, two things happened: Hot Springs officially became Truth or Consequences, N.M., and the first child born in the newly named city was named Ralph Edwards Rogers. When Ralph Edwards, the newborn child’s namesake, hosted

See RALPH, Page 10

Kitsap County commissioners Charlotte Garrido and Rob Gelder were right back at work in Port Orchard Wednesday morning following election night victories the night before. Initial vote totals released by the auditor’s office Tuesday night showed Garrido, a Democrat, outpacing her Republican opponent Linda Simpson by a margin of 54.29 percent to 47.26 Charlotte Garrido percent. Gelder, also a Democrat, was ahead in his race against Republican challenger Chris Tibbs by a margin of 55.19 percent to 44.6 percent. County staffers congratulated Garrido and Gelder on their previous night’s victories throughout the morning Wednesday. At one point, Garrido was asked if she was especially tired following the campaign and election night. “It’s just another day,” Garrido replied. Garrido later said that diligence was the key to her victory. Rob Gelder “I like to knock on people’s doors and talk to them; going from neighborhood to neighborhood to connect with voters,” she said. Garrido said that her re-election campaign against Simpson was civil and she stayed focus on accomplishments from the last four years and continuing that See ELECTION, A2

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Ralph Edwards, host of the 1950s TV show “Truth or Consequences,” holds Ralph E. Rogers in Truth or Consequences, N.M.

Bremerton Patriot, November 09, 2012  

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