Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hic!, Don't Eat That!, -and- Don't Cry

Hic! - drunk man gets stuck in ex's chimney
Don't Eat That! - vet pulls toy lizard from real lizard
Don't Cry! - Iowa man jailed for onion attack

On this day in history: September 20, 1989 - A jury finds Richard Ramirez ("The Night Stalker") guilty of 43 counts, including 13 murders and assorted incidents of burglary, rape, and sodomy. Ramirez terrorized Southern California during a string of murders, sexual attacks, and burglaries. He would scrawl a pentacle in his victim's blood on the wall of each crime scene.

Born on this day in history: September 20, 1885 - Jelly Roll Morton (c. 1885 - 1941) jazz singer, composer, pianist, bandleader. He was the first great composer of orchestral jazz.

Scripture of the Day: "Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before." (Joel 2:23)

Video of the Day: It’s JerryTime: The Repairman – submitted by Cindy

Another Landmark Disappears: At 7 AM yesterday morning, while driving to my office, I noticed a gathering of construction equipment and workers at the site of the original Catholic church. A new, much larger church was built many years ago to accommodate increased attendance. The old church was an historic landmark. At 3:30 PM yesterday afternoon, while driving to the market, I passed the spot where the old Catholic church had stood. There was no sign of it. Another historic landmark is gone! Be certain to view the slide show of historic Corning photographs described below!

New Links I have added two new links to the links section. The links are for photograph galleries of historic photographs of Corning and aerial photographs of Corning. The photographs may be viewed individually or as slide shows. Enjoy!

Our cats are unusually attracted to paper. One of the pipes under the kitchen sink broke, and Laura placed a sheet of paper over the drain to remind us not to use that sink. Zeus quickly leaped into the sink in order to posture atop the paper. Click to enlarge.

Here is a photograph of Laura’s granddaughter, Parker, taken in Tucson last weekend. Click to enlarge.

Here is a photograph of Laura and Parker, taken in Tucson last weekend. Click to enlarge.