The Valley saw triple-digit temperatures on Memorial Day — and residents shouldn’t expect the rest of the week to be much cooler.
Tuesday is expected to hit a high of 102 degrees before a slight dip to 100 degrees on Wednesday, and 97 degrees on Thursday.
However, highs will return to the triple digits within the next week.
DAVE MUNSEY: SAYING GOODBYE
The weatherman with the longest run at a single station of any Valley TV personality will retire this summer.
Dave Munsey doesn’t normally use a handkerchief, but he’s started carrying one around recently. It’s because he knows it won’t be easy saying goodbye.
In April, the good-humored weather anchor announced that he was planning to retire from Channel 10 (KSAZ) after 42 years at the station. That’s the longest stretch at one channel for any news personality currently on the air in Phoenix.
Since then, Munsey hasn’t stopped hearing from viewers past and present. They tell him what he’s meant to them and their families. They talk about the times they met him, and how friendly he was. Sometimes, they tell anecdotes even he’s forgotten.
FORMER ANDRE HOUSE DIRECTOR NAMED BISHOP IN FLORIDA
A former director of Andre House in Phoenix has been named bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
Bishop-elect William A. Wack was introduced to area priests and media Monday morning as the sixth bishop of the diocese, which serves more than 70,000 Catholics across 49 parishes.
At his introduction, Wack (pronounced “wok” from the German “Wach”) had the dozen-plus priests and Catholic officials laughing in their chairs as he impersonated the Apostolic Nuncio — Vatican representative — who called him to give the news of his selection as bishop by Pope Francis. He also impersonated a little girl who asked him to chase fireflies with him at a gathering. He felt a bit guilty for having to put her off to meet leaders of the diocese.
TIGER WOODS STATEMENT: ALCOHOL WAS NOT INVOLVED IN DUI
Tiger Woods was arrested in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday morning.
The arrest occurred about 3 a.m. during a traffic stop off Military Trail, just south of Indian Creek Parkway, according to Jupiter police spokesperson Kristin Rightler.
Woods released a statement Monday night.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.
I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
TODAY IN HISTORY
- In 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen (roo-AHN’), France.
- In 1536, England’s King Henry VIII married his third wife, Jane Seymour, 11 days after the king’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded for treason and adultery.
- In 1883, 12 people were trampled to death in a stampede sparked by a rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing.
- In 1911, the first Indy 500 took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; the winner was Ray Harroun, who drove a Marmon Wasp for more than 6 1/2 hours at an average speed of 74.6 mph and collected a prize of $10,000.
- In 1937, ten people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago.
- In 1943, during World War II, American troops secured the Aleutian island of Attu from Japanese forces.
- In 1958, unidentified American service members killed in World War II and the Korean War were interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
- In 1966, NASA launched Surveyor 1, a probe that made a soft landing on the moon three days later. The Beatles single “Paperback Writer” was released in the United States by Capitol Records.
- In 1971, the American space probe Mariner 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a journey to Mars.
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