* * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * A P R I L 11th * * * * D A Y 101 of 2019 * * * *
Happy Pet Day !
1783: The United States proclaimed a formal end of hostilities with England
1921: Iowa becomes the first state to tax cigarettes
1951: President Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea
1968: President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968
2007: All charges are dropped against 3 Duke University Lacrosse players who had been charged with rape. The story was a media (reported quite unfairly) frenzy
In the News: Taylorsville man arrested for second time in two days…Alexander County man facing long list of chargs…Taylorsville woman jailed this morning…Morganton man indicted for punching a baby in the face…A botched convenience store robbery in Lenoir
Weather: Another Lovely Spring Day but Clouds are on the way
Sports: Lady Cougar Softball wins close one…AC Baseball falls in pitcher’s duel…Lady Cougar Soccer gets shutout win…Hornets season is over, can they keep Kemba?…Canes open playoff series tonight in Washington…NFL Draft is two weeks from today…Masters tees off today, who will win the Green Jacket ???
Happy Birthday: Joel Grey, Ellen Goodman, Lisa Stansfield, Mark Teixeira, Joss Stone
Here’s something to mull. I called a United States Government Agency on Wednesday and the representative was unable to speak fluent English ! I’m not making that up, it’s not acceptable and it made me angry
Some more Baseball Trivia this morning, listen to win Hickory Crawdads tickets ! Thanks to Powell Septic Tank Service
The Masters tees off today. It’s maybe the most storied event in all of sports. The winner will be Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, or Justin Rose. One of those three because they are best three in the world right now
Quote of the Day: “A golfer that says their approach to the Masters is like any other tournament is telling a lie”… Tiger Woods