M O N D A Y
Happy Croissant Day !!!
The City of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco this day in 1847
“The Lone Ranger” debuted on radio in 1955
The Beatles made their their final public appearance this day in 1969. They performed an impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records in London. The concert was halted by London Police because of the mob gathering in the streets
In the News: Multiple County departments fight barn fire Saturday in Alexander County…County Democrats hold annual FDR Dinner tonight…Four women arrested for anti-Trump vandalism in Boone…Manager of Morganton ABC Store arrested for DWI…Burke County woman caught stealing mail…
Sunny but cool today
Cougar Basketball takes the Broom to North Lincoln Friday night….AC Wrestling Team places 2nd in Conference Tournament Saturday…The Pro Bowl, who cares ?….Wolfpack walloped at Lville….Federer and Williams win down under…MLB names Top 100 Prospects
Happy Birthday: Gene Hackman, Dick Cheney, Curtis Strange, Christian Bale
Gene Hackman is 87 today. The guy has been in so many films that it’s hard to count but he’s done some great work. When I think of Hackman I think of “Hoosiers” and “Bonnie and Clyde” but he has made his mark in many, many, more. What’s you most memorable Gene Hackman role ?
The Super Bowl hype begins today. By the way, there will be other players on the field other than Little Tommy Brady and Matt Ryan
The amphibious man died Friday. Charles Shackleford was a talented, troubled, basketball star at NC State. He was very adept with both hands and when asked about it during a TV interview, he replied “I’m amphibious”….I was watching that interview and nearly lost my dinner laughing. He was perhaps not the most erudite of men but that line, will live forever. RIP Charles Shackleford !
I was passed Sunday by a SUV that had to be doing at least 100 MPH on Highway 127 in Catawba County. I called 911 but I don’t think they ever found the vehicle. When the Rocket Sled went past me I noticed a woman was driving and a man was in the passenger seat, he looked very nervous….don’t blame him
Quote of the Day: “Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I’ve never tried” …Mae West