Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fighting Back, Jaws of Death, -and- Meow!

Fighting Back - Houston pawn shop owner shoots man during holdup
Jaws of Death - woman finds 8-foot alligator in kitchen
Meow! - woman fights to keep nearly 150 cats at home

On this day in history: April 24, 1995 - The Unabomber strikes, killing a timber industry lobbyist. Gilbert Murray is killed in his Sacramento office, opening mail addressed to the man he replaced.

Born on this day in history: April 24, 1982 - Kelly Clarkson Biography (1982-) Singer, songwriter. Born Kelly Brianne Clarkson on April 24, 1982 in Burleson, Texas. Clarkson graduated from Burleson High School in 2000, where she sang in the school choir. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.

Scripture of the Day: "Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you -- and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." - Mark 4:24-25

Video of the Day: Dodge Challenger - It's On!

Zeus stays abreast of the political scene—photographed by Laura. Click to enlarge.

The thunderstorm that was forecast for yesterday did not materialize. It was calm and sunny most of the day. There was a fierce wind in the early afternoon, but it abated quickly, and the evening was calm and relatively warm.

Today is sunny and beautiful. Forecasts are for mid-to-high 80-degree weather for the weekend. Let the grilling begin!