4 things to watch for -- Friday, August 2nd
From the desk of Jason Carr: All this talk of moving Halloween to the last Saturday in October is a bunch of boo. Just do it and be done with it. Thanksgiving isn’t tied to a date, just a day of the week. So if it’s good enough for turkey and the Lions, it should work for ghosts and goblins.
Speaking of which, one time when I was in elementary school, my Mom made me a realistic (gory) headless horseman costume that was so good it freaked out the younger kids in the hallways. So they made me take it off until the end of the day, which was a bummer. Later, the box that contained my actual head was so limiting it’s a wonder I survived trick-or-treating without suffocating or stumbling into oncoming traffic. But I got my Reese’s peanut butter cups and that’s all that mattered.
- Petition to move Halloween picks up steam
- People behind Halloween petition want to create National Trick or Treat Day
- Snickers joins push to move Halloween to last Saturday of October, offers free candy
Watch beginning at 4:30 a.m.
Here's what's coming up Thursday, August 1st, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.
All Morning -- Sunshine and Orange Barrels
Friday looks very similar with morning lows in the 50s and afternoon highs heading into the lower 80s. It will be a degree or three warmer each day moving forward without much hope for showers and storms.
Our dry forecast means you will have to do some of your own lawn watering as the yard needs an inch of water a week.
More sunshine Friday and Saturday as we head into a warmer weekend.
You can get the full forecast here.
Also, get ready for the weekend orange barrels. Our Kim DeGiulio is tracking several projects that could impact your weekend. We'll help you get around it.
- Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here.
- I-75 construction in Oakland County: What to know about Segment 3
5:15 a.m. -- On the Course With Brandon and Bob Krause
It's great golfing weather. Little to no rain, sunshine and not-too-hot conditions. But, what if you're nursing an injury? Don't over-do it. Brandon Roux is recovering from back surgery and can't help himself -- he needs to golf! Local 4 golf expert Bob Krause has the best ways to hit the links and not re-injury yourself.
6:10 a.m. -- Weapons for Weight Loss
A local man lost nearly 100 pounds and he wants to share his secret for success with you! Our Kim DeGiulio takes us inside his Dearborn gym to workout with him.
6:40 a.m. -- Your Neighborhood
Kids with special needs, getting life, social and on the job skills for free all thanks to one local non-profit. Evrod Cassimy will show you how these kids are on the go and how you can help.
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Today's Trivia Retake
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- Thursday Question: Where will the next presidential debate take place?
- Answer: Southern University in Houston, Texas
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National Days: August 2nd
- National Water Balloon Day
- National Coloring Book Day
- National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
A Look Back at History: August 2nd
- In 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.
- In 1909, the original Lincoln "wheat" penny first went into circulation, replacing the "Indian Head" cent.
- In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco; Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.
- In 1939, President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act, which prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns.
- In 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Gov. George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party's convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.
Celebrity Birthdays: August 2nd
Celebrating a birthday Friday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 5 a.m. show.
Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --
- Singer Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 76.
- Actress Joanna Cassidy is 74.
- Actress Kathryn Harrold is 69.
- Actress Victoria Jackson (”Saturday Night Live”) is 60.
- Actress Mary-Louise Parker is 55.
- Director-actor Kevin Smith (”Clerks,” `’Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) is 49.
- Actor Edward Furlong is 42.
- Actress Marci Miller (”Days of Our Lives”) is 34.
- Actress Hallie Eisenberg is 27.
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