Friday, August 18, 2006

Drive My Car, MVP, -and- Free At Last

Drive My Car - dad accused of DUI said 4-year-old was at wheel
MVP - judge delays sentence so teen can play football
Free At Last - dolphin trapped in Speedo swimsuit rescued

On this day in history: August 18, 1590 - Sent to England to get supplies three years prior, John White finally returns to Roanoke Island and discovers his colony "strongly enclosed with a high palisade of great trees, with [curtain walls] and [bastions] -- very fort-like." There is no sign of the settlers or where they may have gone.

Born on this day in history: August 18, 1922 - Shelley Winters (1922 - ____) actress. She won Oscars for "The Diary of Anne Frank," 1959 and "A Patch of Blue," 1966.

Enjoy this amazing video! Japanese Speed-drinking Contest

Dell reported quarterly profits that were substantially lower than a year ago due to increased competition from rival Hewlett-Packard. The company also announced that the SEC was informally looking into its revenue recognition practices.

Dell also said that it had received a request from the SEC in August 2005 seeking information relating to revenue recognition and other accounting and financial reporting matters. The SEC investigation is the latest bit of bad news for Dell. The company announced a recall of over 4 million laptop batteries on Monday after it was disclosed that they could spontaneously catch fire.