Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Heat of the Moment, The Big Chill, -and- House of Filth

Heat of the Moment - moose belching blamed for climate change
The Big Chill - NYC sets record for coldest August day
House of Filth - 72 cats found in Long Beach apartment

On this day in history: August 22, 1776 - George Washington asks the Continental Congress for permission to burn New York City, to stop the city from being used to quarter troops arriving via the British fleet. It is declined, but his soldiers set 1/4th of the town ablaze on September 21.

Born on this day in history: August 22, 1920 - John Lee Hooker (1920 - 2001) blues guitarist. He was especially popular during the 1960s blues revival and influenced many early rock musicians.

Scripture of the Day: “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)

Video of the Day: I Pimped My Dog - submitted by Darin

Jury selection has been completed in the Michael Vick case. Click to enlarge.

The Corning Olive Festival takes place this week, with activities and events throughout the week. For a schedule of events, consult the Calendar of North State Events.