Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hic!, Satanic Verses, -and- Good Dog!

Hic! - 70,000 beer cans found in Utah home
Satanic Verses - "Da Vinci Code"-bashing #2 podcast download
Good Dog! - Labrador pulls boy from raging river

May 18, 1980

After a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Washington state, 57 people are killed in an avalanche of volcanic mud in the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The volcano spews out 200 million cubic yards of of pumice, ash, and debris, covering 24 square miles of the valley below.

I recall this well. It certainly does not seem as if it were 26 years ago!

BAKERSFIELD, CA — A rabid bat crawled out from under a rack at a discount shoe store and bit a 6-year-old boy on the foot. The incident occurred Tuesday at a Payless Shoe Source. Workers from the Kern County Animal Control Services Division captured the bat, and it tested positive for rabies. The virus is potentially fatal, but the boy is undergoing treatment and doing well.