* * * * * F R I D A Y * * * * * A U G U S T 11th * * * * * D A Y 223 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s Play in the Sand Day ! When’s the last time you made a Sandcastle ?
It’s Presidential Joke Day. We’ve had no shortage of material the last nine years
The American Ship “Arapahoe” became the first to use the SOS distress signal during a storm off the North Carolina coast in 1909
The Unites States informed the Japanese they would the allow the Emperor to remain in 1945. The exact same terms the Japanese had asked for prior to the bombs falling on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Rioting and looting began in the Watts section of Los Angeles. In a week’s time, 34 people would die
US Airways filed for Bankruptcy in 2002
Robin Williams died in 2014 at the age of 63
In the News: Two Hiddentite men arrested after chase and crash…It was 50 years ago today when the Old Alexander County Courthouse burned…Three now charged in connection with Maiden murder…Statesville man will not face death penalty…Hickory Furniture Company is closed for now, employees have not been paid
Could be Stormy
Cougar Football will participate in 4 team scrimmage at LRU…PGA will be a shootout over the weekend if the weather cooperates…Coach K to have another knee replacement…St Louis has won 6 in a row…NASCAR in Michigan
Happy Birthday: Steve Wozniak, Hulk Hogan, Joe Jackson, Chris Hemsworth,
After watching the PGA Championship Friday, it became obvious…Those guys are GOOD ! There are more good players than ever before. Tiger could never won as many tournaments as he did with this kind of competition, Jack neither !
Quote of the Day: “Dogs come when they’re called, cats take a message and get back to you, maybe”…Missy Dizick