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Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 26

A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your workweek.

1. FORECAST:

Monday: Nice, mid 40s with partly to mostly sunny skies.

Tuesday: Clouds thicken and the potential for some snow arrives in the afternoon and at night. Perhaps a few inches accumulation interior SE Mass/RI/CT. Some light snow likely up to the Pike. Rain mixed in SE Mass coast. Upper 30s.

Wednesday: Any leftover snow flurries taper off early, partly sunny and breezy afternoon. Near 40.

2. GET YOUR LIVE CHRISTMAS TREES: Head on over to Sullivan Tire and Auto Service for the annual Sudbury Boy Scouts Christmas tree sale. All selections are grown in Maine and available until Dec. 24.

3. POKER ANYONE?: Free Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments every Monday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Makaha Restaurant. The top 3 players for each game qualify for the monthly online TOC where 1st prize is a $500 WSOP package.  There is also a random bounty where the person that knocks out the bounty player receives a $5 Makaha gift certificate. The top players receive points and rankings for the chance to move on to Tavern, Regional and National Championships where 40 WSOP seats are awarded every year along with trophies and other great prizes. Register at www.WorldTavernPoker.com each week to receive an extra 1,000 chip.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Shopping Reminder Day is today. On your mark. If we all heed this reminder, there is no doubt the malls and stores will be mobbed. There is no shortage of fun, crazy, wacky and special days. Some of them are a little "wackier" than others. As we pondered this special day, we realized if you need a special day this time of year, to remind you to do your holiday shopping, then it's not just this special day that's a little wacky.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1789: The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington; 1922: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C.; 1975: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford; 1998: Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament; 2000: Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner in Florida's presidential balloting.

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