1. Today is expected to be sunny, with a high of 63, according the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are possible late tonight and may continue into Saturday morning, according to the service.
2. Another item that would have been juicy news if I found out about it six months ago: Assistant Superintendent Craig Powers applied for the job of superintendent after it was opened up by Randall Collins' retirement. Powers had the votes to get elected to the position, 5-4, by the board of education. However, Chairman Donald Blevins was against Powers, and refused to take the vote. So, Powers was not selected, and ultimately Jerome Belair was selected after he applied later.
3. The Clark Lane Middle School drama club is putting on the play “Huh? Level 12 And The Geological Horses” tonight at 7. Cost is $5 to get in, but with a name like that, how could it not be worth it?
4. “Thor” is opening tonight at Regal Cinemas. It plays at 4:20, 7:10 and 10. And for those of you who prefer alternative forms of entertainment, the Chippendales dancers perform at the Mohegan Sun tonight at 7:30.
5. On this date in 1996, former CIA director William Colby’s body washes up in southern Maryland. Colby had been missing for eight days. It was later revealed that he died while having a heart attack in a canoe, although that seems like the old “he fell on a bullet” routine.
Quote of the Day
"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."
Trivia of the Day
On this date in 1998, what Chicago Cubs pitcher struck out 20 batters in just his fifth career start?
Yesterday’s answer: Tony Sheridan was the last first selectman without a moustache.