* * * * F R I D A Y * * * * M A R C H 29th * * * * D A Y 88 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Piano Day ! I wish I could play
It’s Vietnam Veterans Day ! The last US troops left this day in 1973
1867: Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1
1886: John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in Atlanta
1971: A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. The death sentences were later commuted to live in prison.
1974: Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. All the guardsmen were later acquitted
1992: Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton said “I didn’t inhale and I didn’t try it again” in reference to when he had experimented with marijuana
In the News: Tense moments at two Alexander County Schools turn out to be a false alarm…Building destroyed by fire in Sugar Loaf Community…Authorities looking for Newton man suspected of two robberies…Catawba man charged with child sex offenses…Statesville man still not in custody after being charged with 78 child sex offenses
Weather: Sunshine, Sunshine, Sunshine !
Sports: ACHS Men’s Tennis get win….Cougar Baseball, Softball, Women’s Soccer hos South Caldwell today..Virginia wins, Florida State loses in NCAA Basketball Tournament…Heels and Blue Devils will dance this evening…App names new Hoop coach…Baseball is back…NASCAR in TexasHappy Birthday: John Major, Walt Frazier, Elle Macpherson, Lucy Lawless, Jennifer Capriati
I want to thank Taylorsville Police, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Office of Probation and Parole, and Alexander County Emergency Services. They all responded professionally during the false alarm Thursday in Alexander County. It was not pleasurable duty for them but they did their jobs, I say Thank You ! As for the staff and students, Two thumbs Up, you did everything right, you make us proud !
Jussie Smollett, my suggestion for you is to lay very, very, low ! By the way, nobody believes you
Turn on the Radio this morning at 7:45 for a conversation with Alexander Central High Principal Gordon Palmer. We’ll talk about the “Code-Down” false alarm at the local high school on Thursday
Quote of the Day:”A clear conscience is often the sign of a bad memory”…Unknown