* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * D E C E M B E R 17th * * * * D A Y 351 of 2018 * * * *
It’s First in Flight Day !
1903: The Wright brothers make the first controlled powered, heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
1953: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved color television specifications . Do you remember having a black and white set ?
1976: The Air Force closed its Project “Blue Book” by concluding that there was no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
1976: WTCG-TV, Atlanta, GA, changed its call letters to WTBS, and was uplinked via satellite. The station became the first commercial TV station to cover the entire U.S
1989: The Simpsons premiere on Fox Television
In the News: Statesville man will serve at least six years for assault on pregnant girlfriend…Hickory man charged overnight with trafficking in methamphetamine…Conover man charged with terrorizing to injure…
Weather: Sunshine aplenty today, High near 60 !!!
Sports: Cougar men win Friday night…Chapman plays in Shrine Bowl…App rolls to Bowl win…New coach introduced on App State campus today…Panthers host Saints tonight…Happy Birthday: Pope Francis, Chris Mathews, Michelle Tofoya, Sarah Paulson
Jon Pilkenton, the Alexander County Director of Planning and Development will join me in the studio this morning at 7:45. We’ll talk about a Bethlehem community Meeting set for Tuesday. The meeting concerns planning for the anticipated growth in the Bethlehem area
Sure hope the Panthers can look a little better tonight. Five straight losses are more than enough
Weather is a bit different this morning as compared to last Monday, wouldn’t you say ?
Quote of the Day: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly”…Andy Rooney