Monday, January 14, 2013
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Weather

The National Weather Service expects showers and possible thunderstorms to move in early Monday and continue through Tuesday evening. Temperatures will drop back to the high 40s.

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History

On January 14 in

1784 The United States ratified a peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War.

1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.

1952 NBC's "Today" show premiered, with Dave Garroway as the host, or "communicator."

1963 George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama; his inaugural address included the ringing declaration, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" — a view Wallace came to repudiate in later years.

1968 The Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the AFL's Oakland Raiders, 33-14, in Super Bowl II.

1973 The Miami Dolphins of the AFC defeated the Washington Redskins of the NFC 14-7 to win Super Bowl VII. (This game featured the notorious "Garo's Gaffe" by Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian that resulted in a Redskins touchdown.)

1989 President Ronald Reagan delivered his 331st and final weekly White House radio address, telling listeners, "Believe me, Saturdays will never seem the same. I'll miss you."

1993 TV talk show host David Letterman announced he was moving from NBC to CBS.

In The Star

Jan. 14, 1938, in The Star: Anniston baseball fans will be happy to learn that regional league games are on their way back to the Model City. Local organizers posted a $1,000 forfeit bond at Southeastern League headquarters in Selma today to show their commitment to a Class B team. Leaders in the effort now have to go about raising $6,000 deemed necessary to carry a team through spring training and handle miscellaneous expenses. The Anniston City Council has already agreed to improve Johnston Field, where the current lighting capacity needs to be increased and bleachers and plumbing need repairs. Class B ball is said to be two notches higher than the old Georgia-Alabama league in which the city previously participated. Also this date: Mid-term exams begin Monday, Jan. 17, for pupils in the higher grades of Anniston public schools. The exams will be completed during the week and the spring term will begin Jan. 24.

Jan. 14, 1988, in The Star: A steady drop in Anniston’s crime rate in the early 1980s was more than wiped out by rises during 1985 and 1986, but a 9 percent drop last year resumed the trend and put the crime rate at its lowest level since 1984. Anniston police answered 29,127 calls inside the city limits during 1987. Also during the year, 4,008 major felonies were reported.

Birthdays of Monday, Jan. 14:

Blues singer Clarence Carter is 77.
Singer Jack Jones is 75.
Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 75.
Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 73.
Actress Faye Dunaway is 72.
Actress Holland Taylor is 70.
Actor Carl Weathers is 65.
Actress Emily Watson is 46.
Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 46.
Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 45.
Actor Jason Bateman is 44.
Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 44.
Actress Jordan Ladd is 38.
Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 31.
Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 31.
Actor Zach Gilford is 31.
Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 30.
Actor Jonathan Osser is 24.

TV listings

The Carrie Diaries, 7 p.m. on CW: In this new prequel series, AnnaSophia Robb makes a delightfully believable junior Sarah Jessica Parker, winningly morphing Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City from a small-town high-school outcast coping with the sudden loss of her mother to the hose-eschewing, Manhattan-loving, man-magnet writer.

How I Met Your Mother, 7 p.m. on CBS: When Robin (Cobie Smulders) discovers that Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) never formally asked her father for her hand in marriage, she insists he do so before announcing their engagement. Ted (Josh Radnor) tries to keep his own feelings in check by getting deeply involved in the wedding planning in this new episode.

Continuum, 7 p.m. on SyFy: In this new sci-fi police procedural, City Protective Services officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols, Criminal Minds) is transported from 2077 to deal with eight of the world's deadliest terrorists who managed to slip through a time warp on the eve of their execution. Trapped in present-day Vancouver, however, Kiera gains a fresh and unsettling perspective on her futuristic society.

2 Broke Girls, 8 p.m. on CBS: What was supposed to be a weekend getaway for two at a cabin in the woods takes an awkward turn when Max, Caroline and Andy (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Ryan Hansen) all wind up there in this new episode.

Being Human, 8 p.m. on SyFy: Season 2 of the hit series ended with Aidan (Sam Witwer) buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother, Sally (Meaghan Rath) lost in a state of limbo and Josh's (Sam Huntington) plot to kill his Maker Ray backfiring, endangering Nora (Kristen Hager) instead.

Deception, 9:01 p.m. on NBC: As Joanna's (Meagan Good) investigation of Vivian's supposed drug overdose continues, Julian (Wes Brown) heads down his own self-destructive path to ease the pain of losing his sister, while suspicion grows that Vivian actually died at Edward's (Tate Donovan) hands. Robert (Victor Garber) tries to deal with a threat to the family as discreetly as possible in this new episode.

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