Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2012. There are 89 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Oct. 3, 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra became the fifth American to fly in space as he blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Sigma 7 on a 9-hour flight.Published: 10/03/2012