WeatherA look at Calhoun County's weather forecast
Temperatures will cool to a high of 68 degrees today with mostly cloudy skies. Today would not be a good time to wear your fancy hats — wind gusts can reach up to 30 mph today. Tonight's low will be a cool 48 with 10 to 15 mph winds.
In our communityWhat's happening in Calhoun County today
There's nothing major on the agenda for the start of the week. We'll use this space to remind you of Tuesday's Anniston and Oxford council meetings. The Star will be covering the Anniston meeting with a live blog starting at 2 p.m.
Sports spotlightSporting events taking place today
The Jacksonville State University men's golf team will compete today in the OVC golf championships. The JSU men will try to build off the success of the women's golf team which finished second in their championship tournament last week.
Today in historyThe Star's Bill Edwards takes a look back at this date in history. April 26, 1935, in The Star
“Spring flowers swayed gently in the April breeze over 98 graves of Confederate soldiers in Hillside and Edgemont Cemeteries today, flowers placed there in commemoration of the valiant service rendered in the devastating War Between the States that ended 70 years ago this month. The Anniston chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy placed the flowers on the earthy mounds that mark the final resting place of illustrious heroes.” The front-page article notes that the custom is carried out in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi each April 26, which is Confederate Memorial Day. Also this date: In social news from Pleasant Valley, we learn that Clifford Gardner entertained his Sunday School class with an egg hunt at his home this past Sunday morning. Attending were Norman and Leonard Gorey, Edward Gorey, Clayton Johnson, Vernon Boozer, John Williamon and Harold Littlejohn. Additionally: Star staffer M. H. Johnson reviews Taps at Reveille, a new retrospective collection of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Johnson pronounces it “an interesting little book.”
April 26, 1985, in The Star
According to a brief AP wire story, citing the opinion of a University of Iowa language professor, slang words and phrases grown-ups need to know when communicating with today’s teens include “grody,” “grody to the max,” “dweeb,” “zod,” “nuked,” “wasted,” “mondo-choice” and “way sweet.” (The latter two are positive descriptors.)
On this day in ... 1607 English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
Monday's celebrity birthdays
Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 77. Singer Bobby Rydell is 68. Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 52. Actor Jet Li is 47. Rock musician Jimmy Stafford (Train) is 46. Country musician Joe Caverlee (Yankee Grey) is 42. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) is 39. Country musician Michael Jeffers (Pinmonkey) is 38. Actor Tom Welling is 33. Actor Channing Tatum is 30. Actor Aaron Weeks is 24.
Thought for Today
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” — William James, American philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910).