Monday, August 21, 2006

Meow!, Brat!, -and- Honk!

Meow! - Florida woman ordered to get rid of 168 cats
Brat! - 6-year-old student beats up teacher's aide
Honk! - driving with money is a crime

On this day in history: August 21, 1996 - Superfreak Rick James (prisoner J29237) is released from Folsom Prison after serving a two-year sentence for drugs and assault. He had planned to marry his fiance, Tanja Anne Hijazi, upon release but she had been arrested for shoplifting a pair of boots two days earlier.

Born on this day in history: August 21, 1938 - Kenny Rogers (1938 - ____) singer, actor. Country-rock singer whose best songs include "Ruby" and "Lucille" and "Lady."

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation declares its noble mission is to bring "innovations in health and learning to the global community." But the world's largest philanthropic organization also is among the organizations that collectively loaned nearly $400 million to Medianews Group Inc.—for the acquisition of newspapers in California and Minnesota!