* * * * F R I D A Y * * * * J U L Y 12th * * * * D A Y 192 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Pecan Pie Day !
Happy Etch A Scetch Day ! It was first marketed this day in 1960
1862: The Medal of Honor is authorized by Congress
1933: A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the united States
1954: The Major League Baseball Players Association was organized
1982: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening
1984: Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket
In the News: Conover man charged with Bethlehem break-ins…Officer involved shooting death in Watauga County was lawful according to DA’s Office…State will not seek death penalty in Catawba County murder…Newton teen jailed this morning on drug trafficking charges…A very strange story from Burke County
Weather: Hot and Humid, a Boomer is possible
Sports: Cougar Football is 6 weeks away !….Panther Camp is less than two weeks away…Big trade in NBA…Rangers black Astros and Baseball Season resumes…NASCAR runs in Kentucky Saturday night
Happy Birthday: Bill Cosby, Christine McVie, Rick Hendrick, Cheryl Ladd, Kristi Yamaguchi
The price for Avocados are up over 100 percent according the Department of Agriculture. That explains why Guacamole is more pricey. Experts say that Avocados are more popular than ever, no longer are they just an item at a Super Bowl Party
A man arrested during an Oklahoma traffic stop was hauling some unusual cargo in his car. Officer found a Rattle Snake and a canister of Uranium. Where on Earth did that come from ?
Miley Cyrus says she will not consider having a child because of Global Warming Related Anxiety. i’m not making it up
Quote of the Day: “Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don’t believe yourself”…Abba Eban