Friday, Nov. 2, is the 307th day of 2012. There are 59 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: R&B singer Earl ‘‘Speedo’’ Carroll (The Cadillacs; The Coasters) is 75. Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 74. Political commentator Patrick Buchanan is 74. Actress Stefanie Powers is 70. Author Shere Hite is 70. Rock musician Keith Emerson is 68. Singer-songwriter J.D. Souther is 67. Singer-songwriter k.d. lang is 51. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is 48. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is 45. Rapper Nelly is 38.