* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * A P R I L 8th * * * * D A Y 98 of 2019 * * * *
1904: Longacre Square in Manhattan is renamed Times Square after the NEW YORK TIMES which is located on that street
1943: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, and prohibits workers from changing jobs1974: In Atlanta, Henry Aaron hits his 715th Homerun passing Babe Ruth’s record
1992: Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
1975: Godfather II wins Best Picture at the Oscars
In the News: New Bethlehem ACE Hardware opens today…Taylorsville woman arrested…Wilkes County convicted of child sex offenses…Catawba County man jailed for drug trafficking…Hickory man charged with probation violation
Weather: Clouds to start the new week. With those clouds some rain, maybe heavy rain tonight
Sports: Spirit Day For Cougar Athletics today at Burger Basket in Taylorsville…Brown makes All Big 10…Blochaviak named as CVCC assistant coach…Wahoos and Red Raiders play for the Title tonight…Barnes named coach of the year…Baylor win women’s title…Busch win in front of empty seats in Bristol…It’s Masters Week
Happy Birthday: John Havlicek, John Schneider, Robin Wright, Patricia Arquette, Chuck Todd
The new Bethlehem ACE Hardware opens today. The new facility is located just off Highway 127 adjacent to Lowes Foods
Bernie Sanders thinks that convicted felons in prison should be allowed to vote. He should be required to pee in a cup
I caught a little of the race Sunday from Bristol. Wow, I was stunned to see the place more than half empty. There was a time when tickets were a premium at that little track
Go Virginia in the National Championship game tonight !
Quote of the Day: “You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money”…P.J. O’Rourke