* * * * * T H U R S D AY * * * * * M A R C H 8th * * * * * D A Y 67 of 2018 * * * * *
It’s International Women’s Day. Mother, sisters, wives, girlfriends and fiancees…what would you ever do without them?
The New York Stock Exchange is founded in 1872
The Supreme Court rules in 1948 that religious instruction in public schools in unconstitutional
1983: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an “evil empire”.
Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time in 1979
“Beavis and Butthead” premieres on MTV in 1993
In the News: Virginia Fugitive Captured in Alexander County…Taylorville Police search for suspect in restaurant break in… Alexander County Business expanding with $10M investment…New apartment complex coming to Taylorsville…Fatal fire in Wilkes County…One dead in Iredell crash…Statesville woman who shot husband refuses plea deal…Awning collapses on Burke Deputies
Sunny, Chilly, and Windy Today
Cougar Baseball rallies to win again…Cougar Softball Routs Hickory…Vada Sherrill is having Monster Season for Pfeiffer…Harrington signs to play Volleyball at CVCC…Heels win, Pack lose in ACC Tournament…Harvick was illegal at Las Vegas…Woody Durham signs off
Happy Birthday: Jim Bouton, Susan Clark, Micky Dolenz, Aidan Quinn, Camryn Manheim, Freddie Prinze, Jr.
This wind thing is starting to be a bit much ! Went for a walk Wednesday, needed a chin strap for my cap. The Sunshine is nice though
The teen from Florida who massacred his former classmates appeared in court Wednesday. Hindsight is always easy but this kid could have been helped. That killing is on a lot of different hands
A part of my heart left Wednesday when Woody Durham passed away. He was the voice of UNC Basketball and Football for four decades and I spent hundreds, maybe thousands of hours listening to him do games. He was always very prepared and that’s part of what made him so good. He was of a generation past but you knew all was right with the world when Woody and the Heels were on the Radio. RIP Woody !
Quote of the Day: “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it”…Ellen Goodman