* * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * J U N E 12th * * * * D A Y 163 of 2019 * * * *
1939: The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York
1963: NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith
1987: At the Brandenburg Gate, President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall
1991: Led by Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship
1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson’s home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson is later charged with the murders, but is acquitted
In the News: Update on Roadways with flood damage…Federal fugitive from Texas nabbed in Taylorsville…Woman facing drug charges after crash in East Taylorsville…Stony Point woman facing drug and shoplifting counts
Weather: Cloudy and Cooler, maybe some rain this afternoon and tonight
Sports: McDowell has new Football coach…US Women’s Soccer team thrashes Thailand…Who wins the Cup tonight ?…NBA Finals on hold till Thursday…Braves win 5th straight…Red Sox slide back to .500…Cam throws well at Panther Mini-Camp
Happy Birthday: Marv Albert, Junior Brown, Timothy Busfield, Hideki Matsui, Antawn Jamison
What do kids do during Summer vacation ? I asked one yesterday, they replied, “I’ve been sleeping”
Why is the United States so terrific at Women’s Soccer but the men are only mediocre at best ?
Saw someone drive around a Road Closed sign on Tuesday, they were texting too. Where are the cops when you need one ?
Quote of the Day: “On a New York subway, they fine you for spitting, but you can throw up for nothing”..Lewis Grizzard