Monday, October 29, 2007

Fighting Back, Here's the Beef, -and- Flying High

Fighting Back - man in wheelchair fatally shoots home intruder
Here's the Beef - hot dog champ switches gears, eats 103 burgers
Flying High - Virgin co-pilot in alcohol arrest

On this day in history: October 29, 1994 - Armed with a semi-automatic rifle, Colorado upholsterer Francisco Duran fires 27 shots at the White House from the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Ave. Because he opted for Chinese-made SKS rifle, few of Duran's shots come anywhere near the building. Nevertheless, he receives a life sentence for attempting to assassinate President Clinton.

Born on this day in history: October 29, - Apparently, no famous person was born on this day.

Scripture of the Day: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship." (Romans 12:1)

Video of the Day: Dodge Nitro Goes Mudding

While driving to my office this morning, I passed a fellow Nitro owner. I was preparing to wave, when I noticed the flashing lights!Click to enlarge.

As a safe, Christian alternative to the Satanic celebration of Halloween, Harvest Christian Center will host the annual Harvest Festival. Everyone is invited to attend the Thirteenth Annual Free Harvest Festival, 5 PM to 9 PM, Harvest Christian Center, 1006 Sixth Street, Corning. Lots of candy, toys, games, chili, cookies and popcorn, pony rides, and bouncing castles. Free drawing for adults 18 years and older. For further information, please call 530-824-2091. This is an excellent event that traditionally attracts several thousand attendees. Laura baked ten dozen cookies for this event last evening. She shall be operating the fishing booth game, and I shall be photographing the event.

For information regarding the dark history of Halloween, read The Facts about Halloween.