Monday, September 17, 2007

Fighting Back, It Takes a Thief, -and- Weapons of Choice

Fighting Back - woman saves dog from python
It Takes a Thief - burglar who learned from TV gets 12 years
Weapons of Choice - Miami to issue officers assault rifles

On this day in history: September 17, 1908 - Thomas E. Selfridge becomes the world's first airplane fatality when the craft he's co-piloting with Orville Wright crashes near Fort Meyer, Virginia. An untested propeller ripped apart the plane's structure, causing it to nosedive from an altitude of 75 feet.

Born on this day in history: September 17, 1923 - Hank Williams, Sr. (1923 - 1953) singer, songwriter. "The Hillbilly Shakespeare" was instrumental in popularizing country-western music with "Your Cheatin' Heart," and "Jambalaya."

Scripture of the Day: "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children" (Ephesians 5:1)

Video of the Day: Mad Max Police Car - submitted by Darin

Laura's Tucson trip will end today, and she will begin her return journey. She should return here late this afternoon. She said she took many photographs, and I am certain she will share some of them on this blog.

The cats and I fared well during Laura's absence. They behaved well, and I kept their cat box clean and maintained their food and water supplies. We shall all be pleased to have Laura return.