Wednesday, December 9th. Day 344 of 2020
It’s Pastry Day. What’s your favorite Tasty Pastry ?
1851: The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal
1872: In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first black governor in American history
1911: An explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners
1926: The United States Golf Association made metal shafts legal
1965: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” airs for the first time on CBS
2008: The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama
In the News: COVID cases soaring in Alexander County…Yoder selected as Commission Chairman…Some County water customers will have service interrupted today…Taylorsville man wanted in Iredell County…Alexander County man arrested with stolen vehicle…Man jailed for 2nd time in less than a week… Triple fatality in Catawba County…Man found shot on Old Mountain Road in Iredell County
Weather: Tons of Sun and a bit warmer
Sports: We learn what Alexander Central will land in on Thursday…Big 10 dominates the ACC Tuesday night including losses by UNC and Duke…McCaffrey will return Sunday for Panthers but how many will be out due to COVID Protocol ?…Ravens spank Dallas…No change at top of College Football Playoff Poll
The pandemic is having an impact on relationships https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201203-why-the-pandemic-is-causing-spikes-in-break-ups-and-divorces
Happy Birthday: Judi Dench, Beau Bridges, Dick Butkus, Tom Kite, John Malkovich, Donny Osmond, Felicity Huffman
We’re down to 16 shopping days until Christmas. If you’re finished, you cheated
Since the Governor has placed the state on curfew, does it mean I get to sleep later ?
Quote of the Day: “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog”.. Harry S Truman