* * * * F R I D A Y * * * M A R C H 22nd * * * * D A Y 81 of 2019 * * * *
Happy Goof Off Day ! Why should today be any different ?
1630: The Massachusetts Bay Colony banned gambling. Wanna bet on how that went ?
1871: William Holden of North Carolina became the first Governor in US history to be impeached
1934: The first Masters Golf Championship began in Augusta, Georgia
1993: The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips
2011: The NFL announces that all scoring plays would be video reviewed before points are awarded
In the News: Garage structure destroyed by fire this morning…Fugitive from Stony Point arrested…Watauga County man missing…Hickory man gets prison time for sex offenses involving child…Catawba County man sent to prison for stabbing death of cousin…Former Catawba County Softball Coach on trial for molesting a player
Weather: Sunny and very Windy
Sports: Cougar Baseball, Softball, and Women’s Soccer at Freedom today…NCAA Tournament had some tense moments Thursday but no shocking upsets…Duke and UNC start their quests today…Hornets get win…Cans fall to Lightening…NASCAR in Martinsville
Happy Birthday: William Shatner, George Benson, James Patterson, Wolf Blitzer, Bob Costas, Stephanie Mills, Reese Witherspoon, JJ Watt
Interesting feature article on page one of USA TODAY about the rising cost of Insulin. I had no idea the cost for the drug needed by diabetics had gone up so much
Facebook has done it again. Reports indicate the social media giant had access to user passords. Facebook seems to come under fire weekly and it’s time they have their feet to to the fire
Quote of the Day:”The aim of a joke is not to degrade a human being but to remind him he’s already degraded”…George Orwell