Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Just Say No, The Buzz, -and- Pluck

Just Say No - Blackberry addiction similar to drugs
The Buzz - Arizona man stung to death by killer bees
Pluck - stolen banjo recovered on eBay 35 years later

On this day in history: August 22, 1992 - FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi fires a rifle shot that kills unarmed Vicki Weaver, at the Ruby Ridge standoff. Horiuchi claimed he was trying to shoot another man in the back. The FBI also killed Weaver's fourteen-year-old son, Sam, and the son's dog.

Born on this day in history: August 22, 1920 - John Lee Hooker (1920 - 2001), US blues singer, guitarist. 1951 US million-selling album "I'm In The Mood," 1964 UK No. 23 single "Dimples," 1989 album "The Healer."

Watch this incredible video! (Caution - 8MB file.) Amazing Spray Paint Artist

The 17th annual Corning Olive Festival takes place this week. Highlights of the Festival include a parade and bed races on Friday and a cooking contest, talent show, and food and craft vendors in the park on Saturday.

For event schedule and photographs from previous Olive Festivals, visit my Corning Olive Festival Web Site.