* * * * * M O N D A Y * * * * * D E C E M B E R 18th * * * * * D A Y 352 of 2017 * * * * *
Counting Today, 7 shopping days until Christmas. Is it time to be thinking about Gift Cards yet ?
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1865, abolishing Slavery
The first Wedding at the White House as President Wilson takes a bride in 1915
Divorce finally becomes legal in Italy in 1970
The House of Representatives begins debate on four articles of Impeachment against President Clinton in 1998
In the News: Scam Warning From Sheriff Bowman…Some Local Dumb Crook News…Taylorsville woman arrested…2nd fatal fire in lees than a week in Catawba County… Woman struck and killed while walking in Statesville street…Judge dismisses charges against Ashe County Sheriff…
Some Sunshine to Start the Week. Warmer too !
Cougar Hoops win conference openers Friday Night…Panthers get 10th win of season but owner selling amidst scandal…North Carolina wins Shrine Bowl…Heels rally at Rocky Top…Pack suffers bad home court loss…
Happy Birthday: Keith Richards, Steven Spielberg, Ray Liotta, Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes, Christina Aguilera
Unquestionably, the last few days has been a whirlwind for the Carolina Panthers. Reports of workplace misconduct by owner Jerry Richardson followed by confirmed details of payoffs to employees to keep it quiet. Then Sunday night, he announces his intention to sell the franchise. Oh, and they won Sunday too ! He didn’t look real happy sitting in the owner’s box Sunday sipping on his Bojangles iced tea. It seems he is a certified World Class Hypocrite, demanding his players be good citizens while being something less than that himself ! Whatever he might have done in his life will become secondary, he’s now a punchline and he needs to go. Potential owners will be plentiful and if I decide to buy the team, they’ll wear the powder blue jerseys more often !
I’m a law an order guy but a story out of Statesville has me hoping the suspect is not caught. Homeowners returned to their dwelling last week to find an intruder who fled out the back door. The suspect had made a bologna sandwich and that’s all he did. My bet is, if he had asked, the sandwich was his.
Quote of the Day: “Hey I know it’s Monday but it’s also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen”…Michael Ely