Monday, February 22nd. Day 53 of 2020
It’s Play More Cards Day, World Yoga Day, and Be Humble Day. I humbly say, I love playing cards but have never tried Yoga
1856: The United States Republican Party opens its first national convention in Pittsburgh
1878: In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of his Woolworth Stores
1959: Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500
1980: It’s still called “The Miracle on Ice.” In Lake Placid, New York, the United States Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Union 4–3
1994: The U.S. Justice Department charged Aldrich Ames and his wife Rosario with selling national secrets to the Soviet Union. Ames was later convicted to life in prison. Ames’ wife received a 5-year prison term
1997: Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut and colleagues announced that an adult sheep had been successfully cloned. Dolly was actually born on July 5, 1996. Dolly was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell
In the News: Taylorsville teen wanted for two homicides in Gaston County…Woman charged with mailing drugs to Alexander Prison…Statesville woman arrested for stealing car from Taylorsville parking lot…Taylorsville man arrested this morning by Hickory Police…Two children die in Catawba County fire Saturday afternoon…7 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday in Alexander County
Weather: Some sleet and freezing rain possible this morning turning to all rain before 9am. Things get a lot better on Tuesday !
Sports: Taylorsville Bowler wins PBA major…Lady Cougars get State Playoff birth after routing Hickory on Saturday…Cougar Football tabbed as favorite in Northwestern Conference…Panthers clearing salary cap space by releasing veterans…The Bell rings on the road course in Daytona…Did UNC and Duke make a statement on Saturday ?
Happy Birthday: Julius Erving, Vijay Singh, Rachel Dratch, Drew Barrymore
The pandemic has essentially shut down prostitution in Nevada’s legal brothels https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-us-news-coronavirus-pandemic-prostitution-las-vegas-c0647f194e2c7bf76743d671843cac4d
Blood Drive today in Alexander County. Look for the Big Red Bus from 2-7pm at the Bethlehem Community Fire and Rescue Station on Highway 127
Has anyone noticed there’s no flu this year ?
I might have failed to mention we’re expecting Sunny and 60 degrees ton Tuesday
Quote of the Day: “Me carrying a briefcase is like a hotdog wearing earrings”…George “Sparky” Anderson (Born this day in 1934)