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Friday December 31 2010 local almanac

Dec 31, 2010 12:01 am
Today is the final day of 2010. In 1923 the chimes of Big Ben were broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC on this day. In 1695 a window tax was imposed in England, causing many householders to brick up windows to avoid the tax.

WARMER More melting. It might not fall below freezing at night.

Astronomical bodies
TIDES Hudson: High, 11:31 a.m./Low, 6:18 p.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET Catskill: 7:24 a.m./4:33 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET Catskill: 3:50 a.m./1:19 p.m.

Anthony Hopkins, Donna Summer, and Paul Westerberg.