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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, May 24, 2023



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Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Mainly dry high pressure will be in place through mid-week before being reinforced by a front moving south across the region on Thursday. Isolated afternoon and early evening showers and storms develop over the mountains Thursday. Forecast confidence decreases from Friday through the weekend as an upper level low and coastal cyclone interact with each other over our region. The general trend over the weekend will be an increased chance of rain and cooler temperatures.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Friday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50.
Highlands Plateau

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph shifting to come out of the northeast after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 3am. Partly cloudy, with lows around 50. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

Increasing clouds, with highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows around 53. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50.


Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. NWinds out of the northeast around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Thursday

Increasing clouds, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northeast around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday

A slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 30%.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 50. Chance of rain is 30%.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Goodbye Solar Snooze Big Flares are Back | Space Weather News 18 May 2023




Back to Top Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

• Damaging 2022 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

The official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from June 1 to November 30, but tropical cyclone activity sometimes occurs before and after these dates, respectively. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed May 24 2023

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 7 days.



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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 60 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 60 (MODERATE/CODE YELLOW)


Fire and Smoke Map
Today's Air Quality Conditions

Fine particulate concentrations are in the Code Yellow range statewide thus far this afternoon with ozone readings rising into the upper Code Green range statewide as well.

General Forecast Discussion

High pressure will remain parked over the Northeast tomorrow with low pressure near the Bahamas, allowing for steady onshore winds keeping partly sunny and cool weather over the Carolinas. Fine particulate readings in the Code Yellow range are expected to continue statewide as wisps of smoke from the Canadian wildfires travel around the periphery of the Northeast anticyclone and into the Carolinas. Ozone readings should remain fairly muted and in the Code Green range over most of the state with localized readings in the Code Yellow range over and near Charlotte.

Outlook

A frontal boundary will approach the state by Friday, though the prevailing winds will still be onshore in some form during the outlook period -- from out of the east Thursday to out of the northeast Friday. Ozone readings may build into the Code Yellow range locally in/near Charlotte and over the ridge tops Thursday, otherwise Code Green ozone conditions will prevail through Friday. Fine particulate readings may remain stubbornly elevated in the Code Yellow range statewide through Friday, however, owing to areas of light smoke approaching the state.



Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (7.5 out of 12) today with Birch, Hickory, and Oak being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (7.2 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for May 24th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 90°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2019
Lowest Temperature 31°F in Highlands in 1931
Greatest One-Day Rain 3.25 inches in Highlands in 2022
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

Record Weather Events for May 24th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 99°F in Albemarle, Stanly County in 1941
Lowest Temperature 28°F in Celo, Yancey County in 1961
Greatest Rainfall 4.50 inches in Belhaven, Beaufort County in 1943
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872) in 1946
(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

--> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Aurora, Beaufort Countyy on 05-26-2011
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-09-2020
Greatest Rainfall 8.51 inches in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County on 05-20-1942
Greatest Snowfall 15.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-07-1992




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

SATURDAY, MAY 27th

Clarks Chapel Fire-Rescue Annual BBQ Fundraiser From 2pm until sold out Plates are $10 each

Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annul BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 27. It will feature Barbeque, Music, Raffles, Silent Auction, and plenty of family fun. The fire department is located at 270 Fulcher Road in Franklin.





No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News



Retired Police Officer Larry "Moose" Moses Passes Away



• Minor Earthquake in Haywood County [Macon Media]

• Seniors will be allowed to walk at graduation, but still be 'held accountable' after prank [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• NC lawmaker pitches legal video gaming as solution to sweepstakes problem [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Law enforcement agencies in Macon, Jackson honor fallen officers during National Police Week [The Southern Scoop News]

• Angel Medical Center President's Column for May 2023 [Macon Media]



Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23



• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]



Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]



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National and World News Roundup

U-Haul driver charged, accused of deliberately crashing near White House | LiveNOW from FOX



• Yellen Now Says US ‘Highly Likely’ to Run Out of Cash in Early June[The Fiscal Times (via Yahoo! News)]

How Biden Could Bypass Congress to Avoid a Default | WSJ



The real Top Gun: US military in heated stand-off with China | 60 Minutes Australia



What India As Most-Populous Nation Means | Bloomberg Originals



• New Report: How We Voted in 2022 [MIT Election Lab]

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• Russian Nuclear Reactor on Kola Peninsula Automatically Trips [Bloomberg]

• Ron DeSantis will launch his presidential bid with Elon Musk [NBC News]

• Central Texas vineyard owner sentenced to prison in Jan. 6 insurrection [KWTX-TV (Waco, TX)]

• Three companies to buy most Virgin Orbit assets [Space News]

• Fake Pentagon “explosion” photo sows confusion on Twitter [ARS TECHNICA]



Washington Today (5-23-23): Speaker McCarthy says 'we are nowhere near a deal' on the debt ceiling | C-SPAN



Global National: May 23, 2023 | The potential fallout from Johnston's decision not to hold inquiry



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 23


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 23, 2023)




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 103,343,569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,125,209 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2023, a total of 668,168,096 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 765,903,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,927,378 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 May 2023, a total of 13,350,312,122 vaccine doses have been administered.


• A Proclamation on Revoking the Air Travel COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement [ The White House ]

• Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [ World Health Organization ]

• The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed. [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• COVID no longer a global health emergency, World Health Organization says [ Sky News ]

• Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t [ Scientific American ]

• CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency [ NBC News ]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from May 19 to 26: Deep-sky delights [Astronomy Magazine]

• Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown is here — and it costs $7.99 per month [The Verge]

• WVU researchers see need to strengthen mental health programs for first responders [WVU Today]

• Modular builds may help construction industry weather a perfect storm [SciMex]

• How Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Distorted Vaccine Science [Scientific American]

• “An Absolute Dictator”: RFK Jr. on Dr. Anthony Fauci, “deadly” vaccines, and other conspiracies – all annotated with fact checks by NewsGuard [News Guard]

• US bans North Korean outsourcer and its feisty freelancers [The Register]

• A continent-wide detailed geological map dataset of Antarctica [Nature]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]


Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir



Hardcore History: AddendumEP24 Manifesting the Muse with Rick | Dan Carlin



• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]


How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain



• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Cinetimes]




Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

The Level1 Show May 24 2023: PvEvaporated | Level1 Techs



Microsoft Builds a Copilot - DTNS 4526 | Daily Tech News Show



Wayland: The Future Of Linux But When? | Destination Linux 324



Once Upon A Time In Iraq: Fallujah (full documentary) | FRONTLINE



Japan: Preparing for War | ARTE.tv Documentary



Strange Magnetism From a Repeating Radio Signal That Just Won't Stop | Antov Petrov



The Flipper Zero Tool | TWiT TV



Anna Frebel: Origin and Evolution of the Universe, Galaxies, and Stars | Lex Fridman Podcast #378



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 23 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 23rd]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 455 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 454: “Ukraine not involved directly in Belgorod” – Ukraine authority [Euromaiden Press]


• Anti-Putin militias mount cross-border incursion in western Russia [Ground News]

• F-16 Training, Aircraft, to Fill Ukraine's Mid-Term, Long-Term Defense Needs [US Dept of Defense]

• Russia claims 70 attackers killed in cross-border Belgorod raid [Al Jazeera]

• EU provides 220,000 artillery shells for Ukraine: Borrell [TVP World]

• Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy vows to bolster marine corps [DW News]

• How spies took down Putin’s most insidious weapon against the West [The Telegraph (via Yahoo! News)]

🔴 (NSFW) - Ukraine Advances in Bakhmut, Storm Shadow Strikes? | Funker530 LIVE Recap



Why Ukraine Will Win: Interview with Gen. Ben Hodges | Frankly Fukuyama



Retired General Breaks Down Four Ukrainian Counteroffensive Scenarios | WSJ



Russia battles saboteurs from Ukraine | Ukraine: The Latest | Podcast



Col. Fischer: Belgorod raid a PSYOP as well as an intelligence collection mission | Rock Rachon | TVP World



Retired Army General weighs in after anti-Putin Russians claim Belgorod attack | CNN



Pax Russica: Will Russia's Defeat Lead to More Wars? | Warographics



HIMARS and Storm Shadow: Ukraine's Once and Future MVPs | William Spaniel



Pentagon Holds Press Briefing As Russians And Ukrainians Battle Over Bakhmut | Forbes Breaking News



Russia 'launches criminal case' over attacks on Belgorod near Ukraine border | BBC News



EU begins training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in Poland | Russia-Ukraine crisis | WION




News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

Douglas Macgregor - A Real Battle in Bakhmut | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Russian troops destroy Western-supplied vehicles in Belgorod Region (VIDEO) [Russia Today]

• Putin: There was no Ukraine before Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic[Pravda]

• Russian troops smash Ukrainian terrorists in Belgorod Region [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 221 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)





919 – The nobles of Franconia and Saxony elect Henry the Fowler at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
1086 - Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
1153 - Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots
1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
1276 – Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
1487 – The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
1567 – Erik XIV of Sweden and his guards murder five incarcerated Swedish nobles.
1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
1607 – One hundred-five English settlers under the leadership of Captain Christopher Newport established the colony called Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the Virginia coast, the first permanent English colony in America.
1621 – The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
1626 – Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
1667 – The French Royal Army crosses the border into the Spanish Netherlands, starting the War of Devolution opposing France to the Spanish Empire and the Triple Alliance.
1683 – The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
1689 – The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting dissenting Protestants but excluding Roman Catholics.
1738 – John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday.
1798 – The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
1813 – South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator").
1822 – Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
1832 – The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
1844 – Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from a committee room in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate a commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.
1856 – John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
1861 – American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
1873 – Patrick Francis Healy becomes the first black president of a predominantly white university in the United States.
1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
1900 – Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
1915 – World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the conflict on the side of the Allies.
1930 – Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field.
1940 – Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1940 – Acting on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, NKVD agent Iosif Grigulevich orchestrates an unsuccessful assassination attempt on exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Coyoacán, Mexico.
1941 – World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks then-pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.
1944 – Börse Berlin building burns down after being hit in an air raid during World War II.
1948 – Arab–Israeli War: Egypt captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
1956 – The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.
1958 – United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
1960 – Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
1961 – American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.
1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1967 – Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
1967 – Belle de Jour, directed by Luis Buñuel, is released.
1976 – The Judgment of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
1981 – Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife, and his presidential committee die in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
1982 – Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
1988 – Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
1991 – Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
1992 – The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
1992 – The ethnic cleansing in Kozarac, Bosnia and Herzegovina begins when Serbian militia and police forces enter the town.
1993 – Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
1993 – Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo and five other people are assassinated in a shootout at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico.
1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993; each one is sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1995 – While attempting to return to Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom, Knight Air Flight 816 crashes in Harewood, North Yorkshire, killing all 12 people on board.
1999 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2000 – Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
2002 – Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
2004 - North Korea bans mobile phones.
2010 - Andrew Wakefield, doctor at the center of MMR vaccination scare, struck off the UK medical register after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct
2014 – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, injuring 324 people.
2014 – At least three people are killed in a shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum of Belgium.
2018 - US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea
2018 - US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines
2019 – Twenty-two students die in a fire in Surat (India).
2019 – Under pressure over her handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation as Leader of the Conservative Party, effective as of June 7.
2020 - The New York Times prints front page with nearly 1,000 names of people who have died from COVID-19, as the US toll nears 100,000
2021 - India's official COVID-19 death toll passes 300,000 (303,720), the third country to do so, with experts saying it is a vast undercount





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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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