* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * J A N U A R Y 7th * * * * D A Y 7 of 2019 * * * *
It’s “I’m not going to take it anymore” Day. Today’s the day to get it resolved !
1785: French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard successfully made the first air-crossing of the English Channel from the English coast to France
1927: Transatlantic telephone service began between New York and London was initiated. 31 calls were made on the first day. I wonder anyone got the wrong number ?
1927: The Harlem Globetrotters played their first game
1980: President Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation
1999: Having been impeached by the House of Representatives, the Senate trial of President Clinton begins
In the News: Deadline to pay City and County Taxes is Today at 5pm…Commissioners meet this evening….Taylorsville Police nab two on meth charges…Pedestrian killed Sunday in Iredell County…Wilkes County man charged in connection to three armed robberies in Statesville…Man jailed after chase in Catawba County
Weather: Cloudy and cooler to start the new week
Sports: Cougar Men’s Hoops get another win Friday…Chapman shines in All-Star game…NFL Playoffs have some moments and some very difficult calls for officials…Bama and Clemson play form Championship tonight…Hornets get road win…Canes win 4th straight…
Happy Birthday: Jann Wenner, Kenny Loggins, David Caruso, Katie Couric, Nicolas Cage
Monday sure got off to less than a stellar start. When I awoke, NO WATER !!! Yet another water line break in my neighborhood…UGH !!!
After extorting some funds and selling an organ, I’ll pay my County Taxes today. Actually Paying local taxes is not as unpleasant as sending money to Raleigh or Washington
Here’s something positive. The Weekend Weather was Great !
Quote of the Day: “Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep”…Carl Sandburg (Born this day in 1878)