* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * J A N U A R Y 21st * * * * D A Y 21 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day
It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day . They’re fun to watch but can be a pest
It’s National Hugging Day ! I’m for it, Hugs are a good thing. A Group Hug, maybe ?
1793: After being found guilty of treason, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine
1954: The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut
1977: President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1994: A jury in Manassas, VA, acquitted Lorena Bobbitt by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding (severing his penis) her husband John
1997: The House of Representatives votes to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined
In the News: County King Day Ceremony is at noon today at Hiddenite Center…City, County, State, and Federal Offices closed for holiday…Stony Point man nabbed by Taylorsville Police…A Smash but no Grab in Alexander County….Man dead, woman arrested after Catawba County armed robbery…Wilkes County man enters plea in stabbing death
Weather: Cold but not as much wind today
Sports: Patriots and Rams are Super Bowl Bound after two riveting Conference Championship games that saw officiating or lack thereof be topic of discussion….Chapman will be a Bear…Cougar Hoops blasted by Hickory Friday night….Hornets lose to Philly…Canes win on the road
Happy Birthday: Jack Nicklaus, Paul Allen, Billy Ocean, Geena Davis, Sidney Lowe, Hakeem Olajuwon
Whew, two great NFL Playoff Games on Sunday but not a good day for the Zebras. The officials were a bit off, maybe a lot off. The calls were tough and the game is played at warp speed, it’s very difficult to officiate in the NFL, but Wow !
You ever have a morning when the Alarm Clock failed to Alarm ?
Quote of the Day: “Someone looked funny at Tom Brady, that’s 15 yards”…Me during the Sunday AFC Championship Game