Friday, January 04, 2008

Just Punishment, Heat of the Moment, -and- Watch It!

Just Punishment - Supreme Court weighs death penalty for child rape
Heat of the Moment - frozen iguanas fall from Florida trees
Watch It! - man blames bad GPS directions for crash with train

On this day in history: January 4, 1997 - Rumors run rampant through Israel, particularly over talk radio, that a UFO will land at Tel Aviv on the following day. The predictions are purported to have been made by spoonbender Uri Geller. Thousands flock to the beaches, but no saucers.

Born on this day in history: January 4, 1642 - Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) Born in Lincolnshire, England, physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton studied at Cambridge and is one of history's foremost scientists. After discovering the laws of gravity in 1665-6, Newton studied the nature of light and, in 1687, wrote his famous "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy."

Scripture of the Day: "And he said unto them, 'When ye pray, say...give us day by day our daily bread.'" - Luke 11:2-3

Video of the Day: The Original Human Tetris Performance - submitted by Cindy

Recommended Sites:
Nikon Photographer Forum - a free forum for photography enthusiasts
Corning California Message Board - a free message board for Corning
Olive Hut Blog - specials, olive news, recipes, and more

Today's blog is late! The power went off throughout downtown Corning this morning, around 7:30 AM. I read the Bible on my HP iPAQ Pocket PC, played several games of Mah Jongg, and shivered until noon. The power was still off, and I could take no more. I came home and made this blog post on Phoebe, my HP 9500t laptop.

This storm is fierce! Everywhere, there is flooding. Trees are down throughout the area. The rain has been falling continuously since yesterday, and the wind is incredible—gusts up to 70 MPH have been reported.