Thursday, August 17th. Day 229 of 2023
It’s Black Cat Appreciation Day. Is Black Cat Politically Correct ? Do I care ?
Happy I Love My Feet Day ! I do but they sometimes don’t love me
1790: The US Capital moved from Philadelphia to New York City
1903: Joseph Pulitzer donated a million dollars to Columbia University. This started the Pulitzer Prizes in his name
1943: The Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina
1969: Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Camille
1977: A day after the death of Elvis Pressley, Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the number for any other event in the company’s history
1996: Ross Perot was announced to be the Reform Party’s presidential candidate
1998: U.S. President Clinton admitted to having an improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky
2008: American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games
In the News: Stony Point woman arrested on felony drug charge…Alexander County Deputies charge woman with larceny by employee…In-out and back in jail for Hiddenite man…Hickory man indicted for embezzling almost a $1 million…Troutman man charged with embezzling nearly $600,000
Weather: It don’t get much better. Sunshine, lower humidity and 85
Sports: ACHS Women’s Tennis opens season with win…Cougar JV Football hosts Statesville tonight…Coach Carter says Cougar Football must get better on offense and they have intentions of doing it…Dodgers win 10th straight…Braves shutout Yankees again…Leg II of the Golf Playoffs tees off today in Chicago
Happy Birthday: Rosalynn Carter, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Jon Gruden, Dottie Pepper, Christian Laettner, Donnie Wahlberg, Jim Courier
Joe mumbles a series of fibs https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/16/politics/fact-check-biden-amtrak-grandfather-pittsburgh-bridge-debt/index.html
New Stony Point Elementary School Principal Jessica Mundy is live in the studio this morning at 7:45 !
Word of the Day: abscond [ ab-skond ] To depart in a sudden and secret manner. Abscond comes from the Latin verb abscondere, meaning “to hide or stow away.” The word typically implies that someone has left because they have done something wrong and want to avoid any consequences.
Quote of the Day: “Pitch me outside, I will hit 400. Pitch me inside, and you will not find the ball”..Roberto Clemente (Born this day in 1934)