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1. The weather
Today will be cloudy, with a 90 percent chance of rain before 10 a.m. and areas of fog afterwards, and a high near 49 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of rain after midnight with areas of fog, and a low around 41 degrees.
2. Gasoline prices
- Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd: $3.37
- CITGO, 1050 E Grand River: $3.39
- Mobil, 9925 Spencer Rd: $3.39
3. Winter Food Drive
Awesome Chiropractic is having a Winter Food Drive to benefit My Brothers Keeper Homeless Shelter in Flint. New patients who bring in a non-perishable food item, receive a free chiropractic consultation and exam. For more information call (810) 225-7246. You can drop off food to: 1371 S. Old US23, Brighton. At the corner of Old US 23 and Hyne Road.
4. Cardio Kickboxing
My Stronger Self Fitness Studio and Gym will host its Cardio Kickboxing class today at 6:30 p.m. This high-energy cardiovascular class utilizes kickboxing movements to create a total body endurance workout. Experience combinations of punches, kicks and combinations of both designed to turn up the intensity. Drop-ins welcome $8/class. Visit http://www.MyStrongerSelf.com for more info and current class schedules.
5. On This Day in History
According to History.com, on this day in 1986, a 11:38 a.m. the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger. She underwent months of shuttle training but then, beginning Jan. 23, was forced to wait six long days as the Challenger's launch countdown was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems. Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off.
73 seconds later, hundreds on the ground, including Christa's family, stared in disbelief as the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire. Millions more watched the wrenching tragedy unfold on live television. There were no survivors.