Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 24

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Welcome to Tuesday. Here are some things to know today.

The weather: There'll be some fog before it clears up around 10 a.m., then mostly sunny, the National Weather Service says, with a high of about 64. The low tonight will be around 39, with some clouds.

Gas prices are holding steady, at least in Lilburn, at least according to prices reported to www.georgiagasprices.com. The lowest price was still $3.41 (at and ), and the highest was $3.46 (at Citgo, 4967 Lawrenceville Hwy at Holly Ridge Drive).

Photos, please. This was the day when NASA’s interstellar probe Voyager 2 came closest to Uranus, flying within about 50,000 miles, taking detailed photos and discovering not one but 10 moons of the seventh planet from the Sun. It was 1986, nine years into the mission that continues today. Voyager 2 flew on a track past the orbit of Pluto and is now bound for the far edge of the Sun’s gravitational field, still sending back science data as it heads for deep space outside our solar system.

Sign up. For business owners, it’s time to get your 2012 business licenses. The city has information online about the renewal process and changes in taxes this year. The 2011 license, or Occupation Tax Certificate, expires next week, on Jan. 31.

Happy birthday … Neil Diamond. The singer, songwriter and rock hall of famer was born in 1941 and built a career spanning five decades. He started out writing songs in the 1960s that were covered by acts including The Monkees and Elvis Presley, then branched out in the 1970s into the solo career most of us know him for. Almost everybody has a favorite Neil Diamond song: maybe “Kentucky Woman,” “Sweet Caroline,” or “Solitary Man”? What’s yours? Tell is in the comment box.

Marcus Kabel January 24, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Longfellow Serenade is probably the Diamond song that has stuck with me longest.
Theresa Waldrop January 24, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Now I've got Song Sung Blue stuck in my head. Thanks, Marcus ;)
Jughead February 04, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Coming To America


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