* * * * F R I D A Y * * * * F E B R U A R Y 8th * * * * D A Y 39 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Laugh and Get Rich Day ! When I do, I will !
Happy Kite Flying Day !
1910: The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated
1960: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as Windsor
1968: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town’s only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina
1971: The Nasdaq stock-market index debuted
1973: U.S. Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal. The committee would be chaired by Senator Sam Ervin of Morganton
In the News: Firefighters save Alexander County Poultry Operation…The Flue is creating some issues in area… Taylorsville woman charged with assault…Taylorsville Police nab woman on fugitive warrants…Conover man gets seven years in prison for assault…Hickory man sent to prison for cocaine trafficking…Granite Falls woman wins $50,000 in Lottery
Weather: Clouds Turn To Sun, Cooler Weather For the Weekend
Sports: Cougar Hoops at Freedom this evening…Eight AC Wrestlers grapple in West Regionals…Five ACHS athletes in State Indoor Track Finals Today…Hornets hold pat at trade deadline…Frank Robinson pases…Phillies trade for All-Star Catcher…PGA Tour at Pebbble Beach
Happy Birthday: Ted Koppel, Nick Nolte, Mary Steenburgen, John Grisham, Vince Neil
By the way, I never recall appearing in Blackface. I did dress in drag once, if that offends women, get over it
I ordered my Dream on 3 Tee Shirt at Alexander Central High. They look great and the cause is even greater
On the way to work this morning, the roadway was busy with the normal wildlife. I spotted a Deer, a Skunk, and an Opossum. Between those three and me, who has the right of way ? I’m yielding to the Skunk !
Quote of the Day: “War is Hell”…William T Sherman (Born this day in 1821 )