* * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * * A U G U S T 16th * * * * * D A Y 228 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s Tell a Joke Day ! Did you hear the one…
Happy Rollercoaster Day !
1920-Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game
Sports Illustrated is published for the first time in 1954. Braves slugger Eddie Mathews in on the cover
1962- Pete Best is discharged from the Beatles, to be replaced two days later by Ringo Starr.
In the News: Alexander County EMS turning 50… Man charged with Statutory Rape in Alexander County…Hickory man pleads guilty to manslaughter…Armed Robbery in Wilkes…Nasty spill in Hickory…Conover says yes to Brunch Bill
Some Sunshine and Pretty Warm Today
Cougar Soccer opens season with win…AC Volleyball off to 2-0 start…Clock ticking for Cougar Football…Panthers extend contract for Thomas Davis…Stanton on a tear for Marlins…Dodgers get to 50 games over .500
Happy Birthday: Kathie Lee Gifford, James Cameron, Angela Bassett, Madonna, Timothy Hutton, Steve Carrell
I’m convinced that people are not very smart, in fact..not even close
A close encounter this morning in the wee hours. It happened on Liledoun Road. A small dear was standing in the roadway and refused to move. I stopped and watched Bambi amble off very slowly onto a lawn. It sure was pretty !
Quote of the Day: “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you”…Bette Midler