* * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * F E B R U A R Y 27th * * * D A Y 58 of 2019 * * * *Happy Strawberry Day ! I love ’em, how can you not ?
1927: The first Mardi Gras celebration began in New Orleans
1922: The Supreme Court denied a challenge thus confirming the right to vote for women
1951: The Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified
1991: Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”
1997: Divorce becomes legal in Ireland
In the News: Opening Arguments in Clary Murder Trial Part II set for today….Some new developments in double murder investigation…Board of Education announces meeting for Thursday…Iredell woman charged with statutory rape…The judge that shot down the state’s voter ID law is a Wilkes County native…The new Gerber Baby is from Hickory
Weather: Clouds take over, maybe a shower
Sports: Cougar Softball and Baseball open season tonight…AC Hoops drilled in playoffs…Duke falls in Hokieland…Heels outscore the Cuse…Wake gets win…Canes stay hot…Rockies keep their man…West Alexander Volleyball finishes perfect season
Happy Birthday: Joanne Woodward, Ralph Nader, Howard Hesseman, James Worthy, Chelsea Clinton, Josh Groban
I’m considering opening a string of Massage Parlors in Florida. It seems there’s a sudden void
Does it shock you that Spike Lee had a Hissy Fit when he didn’t win an Oscar ?
Good Luck to Alexander Central Athletics as the Spring Sports Season begins. A Big Thumbs up to Kylie Hamby as she takes over the Lady Cougar Softball Program. She has a tough act to follow as the team is coming off State Championship #10. Go Cougars !!!
Quote of the Day: “My health is fine; it’s my age that’s bad”…Roy Acuff at age 83