Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Hic!, Just Say No, -and- Satanvision

Hic! - driver had 18 times legal alcohol limit
Just Say No - Elton John's gay sitcom canned
Satanvision - Mel Gibson slams "Da Vinci Code"

On This Day in History - May 23, 1934

A group of FBI agents and police officers from two states ambush Bonnie and Clyde on a highway near Gibsland, Louisiana. The men open fire as the bank robbers drive past the concealed posse, unloading hundreds of rounds into the car.

SALT LAKE CITY - A campground at Natural Bridges National Monument has been closed because of bubonic plague detected among field mice and chipmunks. Plague also has been found this spring in rodent populations at Mesa Verde National Park and Colorado National Monument.

National Park Service officials said there never has been a reported human case of bubonic plague originating from the parks or national monuments. "We come down on the conservative side when it comes to closing campgrounds," said Joe Winkelmaier of the U.S. Public Health Service. "We just like to be sure when it comes to plague."

One would certainly hope they would "...like to be sure..."!