Five Things to Start Your Day: Sept. 24
A few facts and figures to help you begin your Monday.
1. FORECAST: Today — Sunny, with a high near 66; Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
2. HISTORY IN THE MAKING?: Tonight in Sudbury residents will vote on whether to increase its Board of Selectmen to five members. Why? Well, back in May after Annual Town Meeting, the Chairman, town manager, another selectman, and other town officials and employees gathered at a local restaurant, stayed too late, forcing the police chief to give the owner a liquor license violation ... and one of the party-goers left drunk and was cited for a third OUI. Residents have demanded answers, but when the chairman recused himself, the remaining two selectmen disagreed on how to proceed. Residents are calling for a change so this doesn't happen again.
3. SAT PRACTICE TEST: Are YOU ready for the SAT?
A practice test is crucial to ward off those Test Day jitters and to reveal how you may score on the "real thing". Don't be surprised!! Come and experience firsthand what Test Day will be like.
Kaplan Test Prep will provide a proctored SAT practice test and will return student scores individually with personalized, analyzed results. Please bring multiple, sharpened #2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack for the break. [Note: the classes do cost.]
Follow the instructions below to register:
- Visit www.kaplanatschool.com
- Enter event code SKKA9154 in the box labeled Ready to Enroll
- Click the green enroll button
- Enter your registration info and hit submit.
- If you prefer to enroll via phone please call 1-800-KAP-TEST and reference SKKA9154.
4. DID YOU KNOW?: Today is the ninth annual National Punctuation Day. No, I'm not kidding. There's even a contest to help with the festivities. Click on the link to find out more.
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1941: The Japanese consul in Hawaii is instructed to divide Pearl Harbor into five zones and calculate the number of battleships in each zone and report findings back to Japan which was then used in the planning of the Pearl Harbor attacks; 1958: The increased chance of an auto strike by the United Auto Workers looks more likely against General Motors and Chrysler, the date for an all out nationwide walkout is not scheduled till next week but walkouts at local level are increasing on a daily basis with 30,000 on strike at GM and 15,000 on strike at Chrysler; 1964: Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which had occurred on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas is given to President Lyndon B. Johnson. It's conclusion was that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone and that the Secret Service had made poor preparations for JFK’s visit to Dallas and had failed to sufficiently protect him.