Thursday, February 18th 2021. Day 49 of 2021
It’s Drink Wine Day ! If you insist…
1885: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published by Mark Twain
1930: Pluto is discovered. It’s no longer considered a planet but a “Dwarf Planet” In this age of political correctness (excluding me of course), is that appropriate ?
1972: The California Supreme Court struck down the state’s death penalty.
1979: Richard Petty wins a then-record sixth Daytona 500 after leaders Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough crash on the final lap of the first NASCAR race televised live flag-to-flag
2001: Dale Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. He was 49 years old
2001: FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and accused of spying for Russia for more than 15 years. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole
In the News: 26 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday in Alexander County…The state failed to supply Alexander County with vaccine this week ! …Two die in Catawba County Head-on collision…Taylorsville woman placed in detention…Man charged with sexual assault and kidnapping
Weather: WINTER STORM WARNING. Ice likely, be careful. High today around 35
Sports: Alexander Central women humble Hibriten…Cougar Football will scrimmage Maiden on Saturday…Pack get road win…Duke downs Wake…Hornets in COVID shutdown…Canes lose in overtime…Tebow retires from baseball
Happy Birthday: Yoko Ono, Dennis DeYoung, Cybill Shepherd, Juice Newton, John Travolta, Vanna White, Matt Dillon, Molly Ringwald, Jillian Michaels
So far as I’m concerned New York Governor Mario Cuomo should be prosecuted. The story is not new but mainstream media refused for 9 months to report he warehoused COVID patients in nursing homes. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/andrew-cuomo-s-nursing-home-problem-is-getting-worse/ar-BB1dLXZN
Don’t covet thy neighbor’s camel https://apnews.com/article/dubai-united-arab-emirates-middle-east-arrests-theft-c89c02fa8e0a5989759ebc1efabd46df
Be as careful out there, hope your power don’t go out !!!
Quote of the Day: “A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away”… Charles M. Schwab