* * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * D E C E M B E R 5th * * * * D A Y 339 of 2018 * * * *
It’s Bathtub Party Day ! Have you ever had a party in a tub ? There’s worse places to have a party !
1848: The California Gold Rush begins when President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in the state
The boondoggle that was prohibition ends in 1933 when the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution is ratified
1985: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 for the first time
Jim Bakker and former aide Richard Dortch were indicted by a federal grand jury in North Carolina on fraud and conspiracy charges in 1988
2017: The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics
In the News: County Commissioners and Board of Education announce choices for chairman and vice chairman…Bethlehem Planning Meeting announced…Taylorsville Police nab two for possession of heroin…Man from Taylorsville arrested in Neweton…Violent clash at Iredell County Jail…Hickory woman charged with stealing vehicle with someone inside
Weather: Cool and Bright today
Sports: Cougar Hoops at Ashe County tonight…Bazzle named South Fork Coach of the Year…Charlotte 49rs get new coach…Houston introduced at East Carolina…Satterfield in Lousiville…NHL expanding to Seattle
Happy Birthday: Little Richard, Jim Messina, Jim Plunkett, Lanny Watkins, Margaret Cho, Ross Bagley
The Army is finding it difficult to find enough recruits that are physically fit . 47 percent of males and 59 percent of the females would fail an Army entry-level fitness test. Why does that not surprise me ?
My hike was interrupted by work Tuesday. That’s not acceptable !
Did you hear that snow is coming ?
Quote of the Day: “California is a great place to live if you’re an orange”…Fred Allen