Good morning Sugahs. The All Christmas Polyester Power Hour is on 99.9 KTDY this morning. Only 12 days until Christmas, is that not craziness. It came fast this year.

Today is National Ice Cream Day, I'm thinking a visit to Candyland Cottage and Ice Cream Shoppe is in order. It's also Cocoa Day, Salesperson Day, Day Of The Horse, Violin Day, Pick A Pathologist Day and Guard Birthday. Tomorrow is National Free Shipping Day and Sunday is Cupcake Day.

Cher is in New Orleans tonight. Acadiana Wreckin' Rams will play the state championship in the Superdome Saturday evening at 7 PM.  Many folks from Acadiana are headed to New Orleans this weekend, be safe.  The weather will be PERFECT this weekend in New Orleans.

TODAY IN HISTORY

104 years ago - In 1915, the city of San Diego offered rainmaker Charles Hatfield $10,000 to bring rain to the city during a severe drought. It may have worked too well. By the end of January San Diego had so much rain there was major flooding, streams were overflowing and a dam burst. At least 50 died. The city of San Diego refused to pay Hatfield.

41 years ago - In 1978, the Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, the first coin to honor a woman.  It was taken out of circulation quickly because it looked too much like the quarter.

40 years ago - In 1979, the "Jack Frost" holiday special first aired.

40 years ago - In 1979, the National Christmas Tree went dark to honor the American hostages in Iran.  Only the star on the top of the tree was lit and President Carter said the rest of the tree wouldn't be lit until the hostages returned home.  It stayed dark until Reagan's inauguration in January 1981.

34 years ago - In 1985, the movie version of "Clue" was released.

23 years ago - In 1996, "Jerry Maguire" hit theaters.

19 years ago - In 2000, Al Gore finally conceded the presidential election to George W. Bush.  The entire election was decided by 537 votes and the U.S. Supreme Court.

16 years ago - In 2003, U.S. soldiers captured Saddam Hussein in the raid of a farm about 10 miles outside his hometown of Tikrit.  They found him hiding in a hole.

12 years ago - In 2007, the Mitchell Report was publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players who presumably tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

9 years ago - In 2010, a 2,400-year-old pot of soup was unearthed in China.

3 years ago - In 2016, Alan Thicke died of a heart attack at age 69.

2 years ago - In 2017, Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio died at 62.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Maisy Stella is 16.

Taylor Swift is 30.  Loves you today, writes a song about you tomorrow.

Katherine Schwarzenegger is 30.

Amy Lee is 38.

Tom DeLonge is 44.

Jamie Foxx is 52.

NeNe Leakes is 52.

Rex and Rob Ryan are 57.

Johnny Whitaker is 60.

Morris Day is 62.

Steve Buscemi is 62.

Wendie Malick is 69.

Randy Owen is 70.

Ted Nugent is 71.

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter is 71.

 

Christopher Plummer is 90.

Dick Van Dyke is 94.

Alvin C. York  (1887 - 1964).

DAYS TILL...

• 12 days until Christmas.

• 18 days until New Year's Eve.

WEATHER

Today: 20% chance for rain early, 69.

Tonight: Clearing, 49.

Saturday: Beautiful, 70.

Sunday: Perfect, 75.

Monday: 70% chance for rain, 76, then turning cold.

Have a great weekend!

cj and jenn