* * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * F E B R U A R Y 19th * * * * D A Y 50 of 2019 * * * *
It’s Tug-of-War Day ! Pull, don’t Jerk !
1807: Former Vice President Aaron Burr is arrested for treason
1878: Thomas Edison patents the Phonograph
1945: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima2008: Fidel Castro resigns as Cuba’s President. He appoints his brother Raul to replace him
2010: Tiger Woods in a live 13 minute statement admits to infidelity with his wife. He takes a leave from Golf, declares himself a sex addict, and enters rehab for his “addiction”
In the News: Taylorsville man charged with statutory rape makes court appearance…Statesville man charged with statutory rape…School Board begins process of filling vacant seat today…Woman charged with shooting boyfriend in Catawba County…Two men suspected of carjacking arrested in area…Lenoir-Rhyne is going tobacco and smoke free
Weather: Rain by this afternoon, maybe some freezing rain tonight and Wednesday
Sports: Season over for Lady Cougar Basketball team…AC men host McDwoell tonight…Duke is ranked atop the latest Hoop Poll, Heels are 8th…Hoos over the Hokies…MadBum says he was just kidding…West beats East in Middle School volleyball
Happy Birthday: Smokey Robinson, Jeff Daniels, Lorriane Crook, Roger Goodell, Seal, Justine Bateman, Benicio Del Toro, Haylie Duff
Just a thought, it looks like it’s going to rain for the rest of the week. Change your wiper-blades today. You can thank me later
Have you seen the Carolina Hurricanes Limbo Dance ? It’s way cool
It’s one of the most iconic photos ever taken. WWII had ended, Times Square was a Carnival. The man who kissed the lady, George Mendosna has died at the age of 95. The photo was taken on August 14, 1945. The woman he kissed was a stranger. What a way to meet ! Rest in Peace George Mendosna. By the way, the woman he kissed was a dental assistant Greta Zimmer Friedman. She died in 2016 at the age of 92.
Quote of the Day: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”…Scott Adams