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May 13, 2011 local almanac

May 13, 2011 12:52 am
Today is Friday the 13th, a day thought unlucky by some from generation to generation. Wikipedia explores several theories about why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky, but most trace back to Oct. 13, 1307, the day King Phillip of France arrested and killed off the Knights Templar.

The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day, with a high near 71. Tonight, a chance of showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Saturday a 40 percent chance of showers, with a high near 66. Showers likely, Saturday night and Sunday.

Town meetings today
HUDSON Historic Preservation Commission at 10 a.m., 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).

Astronomical bodies
TIDES Hudson: High, 11:42 p.m./Low, 6:44 p.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:41 a.m./8:03 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 3:53 p.m./2:55 a.m.

MAY 13 Joe Louis, Harvey Keitel, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Colbert, and Buckethead.

Tune in today
WGXC MORNING SHOW Mark Lacoy and Casson Kennedy present the morning news, and other features, agriculture reporting, and more. 6-8 a.m.
DEMOCRACY NOW! Hosted by Amy Goodman. 8 a.m.
WGXC MORNING SHOW Tom Roe reads the news, plays music, and more. 9-10 a.m.
DIFFICULT HISTORIES Norman Douglas and Andrew Amelinckx talk to folks about their stories. 10 a.m.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH International news. 11 a.m.
PURE MOODS Shannekia McIntosh plays many styles of music. Noon-2 p.m.
KNOCK ON WOOD Steve Charney and Harry present comedy, music, and more, and special guest Tom Paxton. 3 p.m.
WGXC AFTERNOON SHOW Tom Roe hosts. 4-7 p.m.
TRANSMISSION ART Radio theater, experimental sound, field recordings, radio art, mash-ups, shortwave radio news, and more. Overnight through 6 a.m. Sunday.
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