Thursday, May 13th. Day 133 of 2021
Happy Apple Pie Day ! Is there anything better ?
It’s Leprechaun Day and World Cocktail Day
1846: The Mexican-American War begins when the United States declares war on the Federal Republic of Mexico. It follows a dispute over the American annexation of the Republic of Texas
1940: Winston Churchill makes his legendary “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” speech to the House of Commons
1967: Mickey Mantle hits his 500 Major League Homerun
1976: The last ABA title is won by the New York Nets over the Denver Nuggets. The series featured two all-time greats, Julius Erving with the Nets and David Thompson of the Nuggets
1981: Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded in St Peter’s Square
2009: The final episode of Frazier airs on NBC
In the News: Harrison announces run for County Clerk of Superior Court…Catawba County roadway to close next week…Taylorsville woman arrested on Rowan County warrants…Alexander County Sheriff’s Office investigating break-in…Statesville man nabbed in Taylorsville…Granite Falls man arrested in Alexander County with stolen vehicle
Weather: Some Sunshine, High in mid to upper 60’s
Sports: Lady Cougar Softball getting ready for trip to 3A State Finals, Game I Friday at 5pm…Cougar Baseball rained out, will play tonight at South Caldwell…Former Cougar Zach Brzykcy gets first pro win…Crawdads get first home win…Harrington signs to play Volleyball at CVCC…Panthers open against Jets, Cam coming back to town with the Patriots…Braves lose again, get bad injury news…Mets on a roll
Happy Birthday: Buck Taylor, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Valentine, Stevie Wonder, John Kasich, Dennis Rodman, Chris Washburn, Stephen Colbert, Lari White, Darius Rucker
Some good news, the pipeline is flowing again https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/12/colonial-pipeline-restarts-after-hack-but-supply-chain-wont-return-to-normal-for-a-few-days.html
It looks like chickens share something with men, they get blamed for everything https://nypost.com/2021/05/12/tyson-blames-underperforming-roosters-for-us-chicken-shortage/Excited to be heading to Lexington Friday for the State 3A Softball Championship pitting our Lady Cougars against Southern Alamance. We’ll bring you every pitch on B86. Joining me on the broadcast, coaching legend Monte Sherill. Who could bring more insight to a championship series than Monte ?
Quote of the Day: “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals”… Winston Churchill