Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Law of the Land, The Final Frontier, -and- Speed

Law of the Land - Supreme Court backs ban on partial-birth abortion
The Final Frontier - Buzz Aldrin plans space-travel lottery
Speed - N.J. governor's SUV went 91 MPH before crash

On this day in history: April 18, 1906 - A devastating earthquake strikes San Francisco at 5:13 AM, followed by a major aftershock three hours later. More than 3,000 people are killed from either collapsing structures or any of the 59 separate fires which burn over the next three days. In the downtown area, the U.S. Army is forced to dynamite whole city blocks in order to contain the flames, due to the lack of water pressure.

Born on this day in history: April 18, 1857 - Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938) lawyer. He defended John Scopes in the defense of evolution "monkey" trial, 1925.

Today's Video: Alex Depue Dazzles Open Mic Night

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While journeying to my office this morning, I saw this sad example of our tax dollars at work. Click to enlarge.

Laura took yesterday off to rest from her journey. I asked her to check the mail, saying that I had a "feeling" I would receive a notice from DMV regarding the arrival of the personalized license plates I ordered 11 weeks earlier for Mr. Nitro. When the mail arrived, she called me with the wonderful news that the plates had arrived at the Chico DMV office! She picked them up for me, and they now are affixed to Mr. Nitro. I shall take a photograph of the front of Mr. Nitro, displaying his new NITRORT license plate, and post it on Friday's blog entry.

Despite weather forecasts earlier this week predicting rain, the weather remains sunny and warm.