* * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * J U L Y 10th * * * * D A Y 191 of 2019 * * * *
Happy Pina Colada Day !
It’s also Don’t Step On A Bee Day ! I hope I don’t step on one tomorrow either
1913: The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134°F
1938: Howard Hughes begins a 91-hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record
1962: The Telstar Communications satellite was launched. It’s the first television satellite
1991: Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic
2007: Popular cartoonist Doug Marlette is killed in a Mississippi car crash. He was born in Greensboro and became nationally syndicated after working for THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
In the News: New start and dismissal times for Alexander County Elementary and Middle Schools…Deadline to apply for flood assistance is Thursday…4 file for Taylorsville Town Board on Tuesday…Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle break-ins over weekend in Bethlehem…Burke County man given prison time for fatal crash…Statesville man listed as missing
Weather: Clouds rule again today, maybe a shower or storm
Sports: American League win All-Star Game…Where will MadBum end up ? Panther owner meeting with MLS officials in all-out-effort to bring team to Charlotte…App names Associate Head Football Coach…College Football is looming !
Happy Birthday: Arlo Guthrie, Andre Dawson, Béla Fleck, Urban Meyer, Sofía Vergara, Jessica Simpson
Interesting to ponder if H. Ross Perot had been elected President. The Texas billionaire ran twice and captured almost 20 percent of the ballots in 1992. He passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92. I still remember him and those charts on TV. Dana Carvey had him pegged on Saturday Night Live.
An abandoned boat off the coast of Puerto Rico had almost $4 million on board. I’m staking a claim !
What’s with all these people going to grocery stores and licking cartons of Ice Cream and putting it back in the freezer ? Stop It, Stop it now !
Quote of the Day: “Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important”…David Brinkley (Born this day in 1920)