* * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * O C T O B E R 17th * * * * D A Y 290 of 2018 * * * *
It’s Take Your Parents To Lunch Day. I sure wish I could !
It’s Spreadsheet Day and it’s Wear Something Gaudy Day too
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is released in 1888
1931: Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion. He is sentenced to 11 years in prison
Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States in 1933
1973: OPEC imposes an oil embargo against a number of Western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Egypt and Syria. It brought gas rationing to the United States
1989: A major earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area. Sixty-three people were killed
In the News: Early Voting starts today…County Board Of Education has noon meeting today…Director at NC School for Deaf in Morganton part of investigation…Hickory man sent to prison for convenience store heist…Catawba County man will not face charges in road-rage shooting…Mooresville animal park owner facing federal charges
Weather: Clouds to start, clearing by mid day
Sports: West finishes perfect season with Apple Bowl win…Cougar of the Week named today…Dodgers survive marathon…Red Sox hammers Houston…Hornets tip-off season tonight…Canes lose to LightningHappy Birthday: George Wendt, Vincent Van Patten, Alan Jackson, Norm McDonald, Eminem
Crushed that I didn’t hit the Mega Millions Jackpot last night. It’s now a record $868 Million when they draw Friday night
The Early Voting period begins today so it’s up to you to cast your ballot. As always, know the candidates, know the issues, know the importance, or stay at home
Congratulations to the West Bulldogs on their win over East last night in the annual Apple Bowl. The drizzle didn’t come close to putting a damper on the fun. What a special event !
Quote of the Day: “There is more to life than increasing it’s speed”…Mahatma Gandhi