* * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * M A R C H 26th * * * * D A Y 85 of 2019 * * * *
Happy Spinach Day ! Popeye’s secret, well not really a secret
It’s Purple Day. Wear some purple and smile today !
1812: A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term “gerrymander” to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection. It still happens today, a lot !
1945: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces
1953: Dr Jonas Salk announces a vaccine that would prevent polio
1982: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington
1990: “Driving Miss Daisy” wins Best Picture at the Oscars. How could it not ?
In the News: Murder Victim is identified, suspect makes court appearance…Grand Jury indicts three in double murder in Stony Point…Man dies in Iredell Tractor accident…Iredell man charged with statutory rape…Watauga County man missing for more than a week…Burke County Sheriff’s Office investigation a series of shots being fired at homes and businesses
Weather: Partly Sunny and Windy Today
Sports: Cougar Women’s Soccer, Softball, and Baseball host St Stephens today…East Baseball rallies to win on Monday…NCAA Basketball on hold till Thursday…Lutz says he would be interested in App State Hoop job…NFL Draft less than a month away…Tar Heels going to fake grass
Happy Birthday: James Caan, Bob Woodward, Diana Ross, Steven Tyler, Vicki Lawrence, Leeza Gibbons, Jennifer Grey, Kenny Chesney, Keira Knightley
Reports are a minor earthquake rattled the Greensboro area overnight. It’s amazing how many times this happens in North Carolina
Here’s an interesting little morsel. One out of seven drivers in North Carolina has a suspended drivers license, that’s a lot
A judge in Hawaii has forbid a man to drink Pepsi ! It’s true
Quote of the Day:”Better that a girl has beauty than brains because boys see better than they think”…Unkown