* * * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * * F E B R U A R Y 20th * * * * * D A Y 51 of 2018 * * * * *
Happy Cherry Pie Day ! Cherry, Cherry, quite contrary…
It’s Love Your Pet Day ! Give Fluffy and Fido a Hug
The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office, is signed by United States President George Washington in 1792
The motion picture “The African Queen” starring Humprhey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn opens in 1952
John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 1962
The Soviet Union launches the Mir spacecraft in 1986
In 2003, a fire sparked by pyrotechnics broke out during a concert by the group Great White at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, killing 100 people and injuring about 200 others
In the News: Man shot overnight north of Taylorsville… Two Taylorsville Women charged with probation violation…Man arrested attempting to smuggle drugs into local prison…Man cited for obstruction of justice in Alexander County Court…Burke Teen charged with threatening school…A “Microearthquake” recorded south of Hickory Monday morning
Warm and Cloudy
Former Cougar honored at Pfeiffer…ACC Barnstorming Tour returning to ACHS…Former Panther Carruth will soon be released from prison, he’s showing contrition…Some Free Agent movement in Baseball…US Women will play for Hockey Gold in South Korea
Happy Birthday: Sidney Poitier, Gloria Vanderbilt, Bobby Unser, Roger Penske, Sandy Duncan, Ivana Trump, Charles Barkley, Cindy Crawford, Justin Verlander, Rhianna
We have a problem in North Carolina. It seems we can’t staff our prisons and the staff is in danger every day. The Governor is exploring the option of using the National Guard to help.
It looks like NBC is taking a bath with it’s Olympic investment. Lot’s of things have hurt but more than anything, it’s the lack of success by the American team. No real star in figure skating and some of the expected stars on the slopes have not shinned as brightly as hoped.
No matter how nice the soap smells, don’t leave the restroom sniffing your hands !
Quote of the Day: “No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will”…Thomas Jefferson