Thursday, June 29, 2006

Inked, To Serve and Protect, -and- Don't Forget to Brush

Inked - superbug outbreaks linked to unlicensed tattooing
To Serve and Protect - underpaid cops pawn weapons for cash
Don't Forget to Brush - new tool can re-grow teeth

On this day in history: June 29, 1971

When Soyuz 11 disengages from the Salyut space station, cosmonauts Georgi Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are killed by a faulty pressurization valve. All the oxygen leaks out of the Soyuz cabin before Patsayev can close the valve by hand, and the crew is asphyxiated.

The sky is clear and blue today, following several overcast, humid days. The sun is shining brightly, and the birds are singing.

There was a pot raid here earlier this week, in a residential area within the city limits. Over 100 plants were found growing indoors. Also seized in the raid were 12 pistols, 15 rifles, and 6 shotguns. A husband and wife were arrested in the raid.

Visitor Chris took this photograph at Reed Lake, Michigan, recently. Be certain to read the sign carefully. Click to enlarge.