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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 local almanac

Feb 14, 2012 12:01 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="225" caption="From Wikipedia."][/caption]Today is Valentine's Day. Wikipedia says:
Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.

The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").

Weather right now

READ TEMPERATURE IN HUDSON: On thermometer in studio.
FAR LEFT:The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.
MIDDLE TEMP: Cairo from Weather Underground page.
FAR RIGHT: Catskill from Weather Underground page.

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Hudson, in Columbia County.
The National Weather Service predicts Hudson will have a chance of rain showers, mainly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Tuesday night there is a chance of rain and snow showers before 9 p.m., then a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 29. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. The forecast for the rest of the week:
Wednesday: A chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 47, a low around 26.
Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 10 a.m., then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44, low around 36.
Friday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Town meetings today
Today is the second Tuesday of the month.
CAIRO Town of Cairo Planning Board holds a public hearing on the application of Slater’s Smart Stop for approval of a Subdivision and Site Plan Review. The store is proposing a storage building, and a diesel and kerosene pump. 7 p.m. at Acra Community Center, Old County Route 23, Cairo, 518-622-9898.
CHATHAM Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at 488 Route 295, Chatham (392-3262).
COPAKE Board of Ethics, 7 p.m.; Comprehensive Planning Comm., 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234)
COXSACKIE Town board at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, Reed St., Coxsackie (731-2727).

The skies above
SUNRISE/SUNSET 6:53 a.m./ 5:28 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 12:35 a.m. / 10:32 a.m.
Last Quarter Moon: 12:05 p.m.

Last night/Today's big games
(Hosts: Read scores in the a.m. only, and schedules in the p.m.)
NBA: LA Clippers 92 at Dallas Mavericks 96; Dirk Nowitzki 22 points.
NBA: New York Knicks at Toronto Raptors, 7 p.m., Amare Stoudamire returns to join Jeremy Lin and company to try and extend the Knicks five-game winning streak. (TV: MSG)

WGXC Program Notes
Special Programming Tue. Feb. 14:
• "Conversations on a Tight Rope," 2 p.m.: Host Joan Geitz tells the story of Valentine's Day.
• "Social Graces," 3 p.m.: Maureen Boutin of Work Force NY will be the guest on this month's "Social Graces" show. She will discuss LinkedIn, email address names, Facebook, and things of that nature, all pertaining to social skills, with host Nancy Marron.

Audio clips for WGXC programmers
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The information below are options of pre-recorded material hosts can choose to play.

Audio clips to play

• A OFF PSA 20120226 WGXC First Year Membership
• A OFF_PSA _20120226_WGXC ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY .mp3 Pamela Badilla Produced By Shannekia McIntosh

Audio headlines for top of the hour
• 5 a.m.: WGXC News 5:13 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:04
• 6 a.m.: WGXC News 5:13 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:04
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• 9 a.m.: WGXC News 5:13 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:04
• 4 p.m.: International Network News (INN), through Audioport
• 5 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News headlines, through fsrn.org
• Midnight: International Network News (INN), through Audioport