1. Today should be cloudy, with a chance of showers in the afternoon and a high of 69, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, light rain is likely and it should stay cloudy, with a low around 62, according to the service.
2. Want to be in a movie with Cuba Gooding, Jr.? Well here is you chance.
A feature film starring Gooding and portraying a "story of a journey to freedom, and the unshackled spirit of the human heart" will be filming in Mystic at the end of the month. An open casting call for paid background extras has been scheduled for Thursday at the Garde Arts Center from 2 to 6:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in applying should be able to portray a Caucasian or a person from Africa between the ages of 18 and 40. For more information, click here.
3. The University of Connecticut’s first black professor died last week in Waterford.
Rollin Charles Williams, 90, died on September 24th in Waterford. Williams was the first black professor hired at the University of Connecticut in the School of Social Work in 1957. He spent 30 years working at the university, eventually being promoted to run the admissions office.
"After I arrived at UConn, I received requests from five different schools of social work because they wanted black professors,” Williams said in an interview earlier this year. “Affirmative action laws had been passed. But I said no, I wouldn’t take those jobs, because UConn took me when it didn’t have to.”
4. Just some quick news and notes.
First off, traffic is going to be impacted on Rt. 85 at the intersection of Industrial Drive until October 26th. Click here for information.
Also, the Board of Selectmen meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. And for the particularly loyal readers to Waterford Patch, we used to run our police logs every Monday and Friday at 12 p.m. and the property transfers Tuesday at 12 p.m. After a unanimous 1-0 vote, we will now run the police logs every Monday and Friday at 5 p.m. and run the property transfers every Tuesday at 5 p.m.
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5. On this date in 1950, the comic "Peanuts" by Charles Schultz was first published. And on this date in 2002, the Beltway sniper attacks began, and would extend over three weeks. In the attacks, John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people in the greater Washington, D.C.-area before finally getting caught. He was later executed.
Quote of the Day
“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 1967, what person was sworn in as the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court?
Yesterday’s Answer: Tom Cruise’s three wives were Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. He divorced all three women when they were 33-years-old.