5 Things to Know Today: August 17, 2012
Good morning, White Lake and Highland, here's what you need to know about today.
1. The weather
The National Weather Service says we can expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 72. Friday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
2. Gas prices
According to DetroitGasPrices.com, the lowest reported gasoline price in the White Lake area as of Thursday night was $3.94 per gallon at the Speedway gas station. In Highland, the Citgo station on Milford Road had the lowest gas price, $3.98.
3. On this day in history
According to History.com, in 1998, President Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting president to testify before the Office of Independent Council as the subject of a grand-jury investigation. The testimony came after a four-year investigation into Clinton and his wife Hillary's alleged involvement in several scandals, including accusations of sexual harassment, potentially illegal real-estate deals and suspected "cronyism" involved in the firing of White House travel-agency personnel. The independent prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, then uncovered an affair between Clinton and a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. When questioned about the affair, Clinton denied it, which led Starr to charge the president with perjury and obstruction of justice, which in turn prompted his testimony on August 17.
4. In the news
The Lakeland boys basketball team is looking to renovate their locker room, but they need your help - donate your pop bottles and cans Saturday!
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