Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Monday, June 4. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Rain, rain go away: Despite the old nursery rhyme, the rain isn't leaving today. According to the National Weather Service showers are likely today with patchy fog mid-morning. Otherwise cloudy with a high near 59 degrees. Showers likely tonight with a low around 51.
- Public meeting: The Information Systems Advisory Committee is meeting at 6 p.m. this evening in the main hearing room at .
- Music lessons: Interested in learning how to play an instrument? Burlington's is currently for students interesting in learning about their spring session that runs until August 1. Call today to schedule yours at 888.881.REAL (7325).
- Relay pictures: Were you are this weekend's Burlington Relay for Life? We got some pictures before the rain forced us to put the camera away but we would like to include yours as well. We'll be putting together a full gallery and story for Tuesday morning. Send pictures of your team, family and friends at the Relay to email@example.com to have them included in the article.
- 10-cent beer, what could go wrong? On this day in 1974 the Cleveland Indians had to forfeit a game to the Texas Rangers after a "10-cent Beer Night" promotion led to the crowd getting out of hand and eventually rioting. During the game, with the Indians losing, fans began to throw items, including hot dogs, onto the field. A woman flashed the crowd and a naked man ran out to second base. However, things really came to a head when a mix-up on the field during the ninth inning caused a near-fight among players. Intoxicated fans rushed the field, some armed with knives, chains, and pieces of the stadium they tore from the seats. It got so bad that the Cleveland manager actually had to order his players to pick up bats and protect the opposing team from their home-town fans.