* * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * A P R I L 25th * * * * D A Y 115 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Hug a Plumber Day !
1898: The United States declares war on Spain
1953: – Francis Crick and James Watson publish “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids, describing the double helix structure of DNA
1983: American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war
2015: Riots break out in Baltimore following the killing of Freddie Gray by police. Officers were later exonerated of any misconduct
In the News: Catawba County man who allegedly killed his wife remains at large…Taylorsville man nabbed for drugs at traffic stop…Taylorsville Police arrest woman on out of state warrants…Man jailed for failure to appear
Weather: Another nice day, but Friday brings some rain. Shocking, rain on Friday ?
Sports: Cougars win Easter Baseball Tournament…LRU fires Baseball Coach…Canes Do it !, advance to round II…Warriors lose at home again…Rockets put away Jazz…Braves down Reds…Yankees rally from 5 down…Cards are hot…NFL Draft is Tonight !
Happy Birthday: Al Pacino, Talia Shire, Joe Buck, Renee Zellweger, Tim Duncan, Sara Paxton
Hachooooo!!! Mowed the lawn Wednesday and the pollen was brutal. Sure was a lovely day though. Levels will be extremely high again today !
Ken Kercheval, the actor best know for playing Cliff Barnes on the TV series “Dallas” has died. He was 83
Facebook to be fined $5 Billion ! Wow, we all know they and Google spy on us
The NFL Draft is tonight and it’s lifeblood of professional football. Panthers need to get some studs on the offensive line and an edge rusher. Watch for Daveion Washington, I’ll bet our special young man from right here in Alexander County gets on the tube tonight
Listen to the Radio this morning to win MerleFest Tickets !!!
Quote of the Day: “There is more to life than increasing its speed”…Mahatma Gandhi