* * * * * F R I D A Y * * * * * N O V E M B E R 17th * * * * * D A Y 321 of 2017 * * * **
It’s Take a Hike Day, not a bad idea at all
Happy Unfriend Day. I guess you cull some people off your address list
Congress held their first session on Washington in 1800.
1968: Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S. Viewers were irate that the game left the air before completion.
1970: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook.” in 1973
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is passed in 1993
In the News: Being examined by video will be possible beginning in January at three County Schools…A threat received at Watauga High…Two Courthouses evacuated after bomb threat in Iredell County…Another Statesville shooting…Man in court today after being arrested fro stealing a school bus in Burke County
Sunny but a bit cooler today
Round II of State Football Playoffs kicks off without the Cougars…Another weekend of College Football intrigue about to begin…Steelers win big Thursday Night…Panthers idle…App bows to Cyclones…Baseball MVP Awards…NASCAR takes checkered flag for 2017
Happy Birthday: Gordon Lightfoot, Danny DeVito, Tom Seaver,, Daisy Fuentes, Rachel McAdams
Thank Goodness it’s Friday
It’s going to be strange to not have a Cougar Football game tonight. Depressed dosen’t even begin to describe it but life goes on and it will. Soon, I hope !
Still some tickets remain for the Alexander County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set for Monday Night. Call Alexander County Schools today at 828-632-7001 for information about tickets.
Quote of the Day: “A Government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul”…George Bernard Shaw