Monday, September 9th. Day 252 of 2019
Happy Teddy Bear Day !
1776: The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States
1791: Washington, D.C. is named after President George Washington
1923: The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created
1948: North Korea became the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea1956: Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time
In the News: Two men charged with sex crimes make court appearances today in Taylorsville…county commissioners meet this evening…Three charged with Burke County murder…Man charged with shooting son in Morganton…Hickory woman nabbed by Alexander County Sheriff’s Office
Weather: Hot and Dry. I know, nothing new. Look for an afternoon high near 90
Sports: Cougars can’t withstand Statesville rally and fall Friday night…Panthers lose mistake filled game to Rams…Mack is Back in Chapel Hill…Nadal captures US Open…Harvick wins at Brickyard…Crawdads open Championship series tonight at home
Happy Birthday: Tom Wopat, Hugh Grant, Rachel Hunter, Adam Sandler, Michael Bublé, Michelle Williams
Sad to report that former Alexander Central Football Coach Glenn Wilson has died. I didn’t realize what a great football coach he was until I matured a bit (insert quip about maturity here). As a teen, I just wasn’t bright enough to see that what he taught was the way to win football games. Rest in Peace Coach !
It’s time to put Cam Newton’s feet to the fire. He’s healthy, talented beyond belief, but underachieving. I know that he had some rust to get rid of after not seeing much action in the preseason but he’s being paid as an elite quarterback which he can be, but he’s not elite right now. One game does not make a season so let’s see how much progress he makes. If he can make some improvements, it can be a great season for the Panthers, if not…
I’d give $20 for a little ran and a high temperature around 78 degrees
Quote of the Day: “Sometimes a fool makes a good suggestion”…Nicolas Boileau