* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * S E P T E M B E R 10th * * * * D A Y 253 of 2018 * * * *
Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine in 1846
President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort in 1942
1953: Swanson began selling its first “TV dinner.”
Gunsmoke premiered on CBS in 1953
1990: Iraq’s Saddam Hussein offered free oil to developing nations in an attempt to win their support during the Gulf War Crisis.
In the News: Defense calls no witnesses in Alexander County murder trial…Man charged with 60 sex offenses appears in Alexander County Court Today…County Commissioners meet this evening…Alexander Railroad gets grant funds for tack improvements…Taylorsville man arrested on numerous charges Sunday by Highway Patrol
Weather: Clouds and Showers Today
Sports: Cougars cruise over North Lincoln…Panters beat the ‘Boys but the injury list is staggering…Browns almost win…Baseball down to final three weeks of regular season…Golf and Racing can’t dodge raindrops
Happy Birthday: José Feliciano, Bill O’Reilly, Amy Irving, Colin Firth, Randy Johnson
The Weather Channel is about to get a ratings boost. With the possibility of Hurricane Florence putting the Carolina coastline in the cross hairs, people start watching. We all pay attention now because of Hugo.
Three out of every four who tell you they didn’t watch Football over the weekend is lying !
Quote of the Day: “I’m dating a woman now who, evidently is unaware of it”…Gary Shandling