A look at Calhoun County's weather forecast
Today's @AnnistonStar weather tweet: Partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-90s with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
What's happening in Calhoun County today
It’s all about the kids today, as summer vacation comes to a close.
Anniston Housing Authority is hosting a fun day for children who live in section 8 housing. It’s happening at Nettles Park.
Meanwhile, Kidz Fest, for children ages 4-12, Is happening tonight through Saturday, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Kids Power Zone. Free games, arts and crafts, Bible lessons and snacks. Fridy is "Pizza Night." Call 256-236-1603.
Sporting events taking place today
Only 38 more days until the Sept. 4th start of the 2010 college football season. But hey, it’s almost time for the pre-season camps, if you can’t wait that long.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
“Charity looks at the need and not at the cause.” — German proverb.
TODAY IN HISTORY
The Star's Bill Edwards takes a look back at this date in history.
1588 The English attacked the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines, resulting in an English victory.
1914 Transcontinental telephone service began with the first test phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
1948 Britain’s King George VI opened the Olympic Games in London.
1957 Jack Paar made his debut as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.”
1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.
1981 Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (However, the couple divorced in 1996.)
1985 The space shuttle Challenger began an eight-day mission that got off to a shaky start — the spacecraft achieved a safe orbit even though one of its main engines shut down prematurely after lift-off.
75/25 YEARS AGO
July 29, 1935, in The Star: One of the few licensed female dentists in the South will begin practice soon in the Wilson Building with established Anniston dentists Dr. Frank Leyden and Dr. George Leyden. She is Dr. Mary W. Lytle, originally from Tennessee but lately of Birmingham. Also this date: Mr. Marvin Yalovitz was host at his home on Saturday evening on Woodstock Avenue, entertaining with a dance. Billie Baker’s orchestra provided the music. Additionally: Inspection commenced today of sites at Fort McClellan that would be suitable for the location of some $2 million worth of expansion and improvements, mostly in the form of new buildings.
July 29, 1985, in The Star: The desire for a safe parking area in town and to end what some see as “harassment” by city police has prompted a series of meetings in Jacksonville by young people and parents. “The main thing we want is a place to gather and not have to stay home on Saturday night,” said Dean Key, 15, of Jacksonville.
Today’s Birthdays: Comedian “Professor” Irwin Corey is 96. Actor Robert Horton is 86. Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker is 78. Actor Robert Fuller is 76. Former Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole is 74. Actor David Warner is 69. Rock musician Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) is 64. Marilyn Tucker Quayle, wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle, is 61. Actor Mike Starr is 60. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 57. Style guru Tim Gunn (TV: “Project Runway”) is 57. Rock singer-musician Geddy Lee (Rush) is 57. Rock singer Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) is 57. Actress Alexandra Paul is 47. Country singer Martina McBride is 44. Rock musician Chris Gorman is 43. Actor Rodney Allen Rippy is 42. Actor Tim Omundson is 41. Actor Wil Wheaton is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) is 37. Country singer-songwriter James Otto is 37. Actor Stephen Dorff is 37. Actor Josh Radnor is 36. Hip-hop DJ/music producer Danger Mouse is 33. Actress Rachel Miner is 30. Actress Allison Mack is 28. Actor Matt Prokop is 20.