Friday, April 04, 2008

Woman Bites Dog, Brave New Schools, -and- Fruit of the Vine

Woman Bites Dog - attacks pit bull to save pet
Brave New Schools - 6-year-old suspended for sexual harassment
Fruit of the Vine - Italian wine under investigation for adulteration

On this day in history: April 4, 1988 - Arizona Governor Evan Mecham becomes the first U.S. governor to be impeached and removed from office in nearly 60 years. He was convicted for obstructing justice by discouraging a state official from investigating a death threat, and also misusing $80,000 in public money.

Born on this day in history: April 4, 1965 - Robert Downey Jr. (1965-) Born in New York City, son of avant-garde filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., actor Robert Downey first appeared in films like "Weird Science" (1985), and gained profile as the flamboyant cocaine addict in "Less Than Zero" (1987). He went on to Charlie Chaplin biopic (1992) and other success. Downey has suffered serious drug and legal problems, serving jail time, but recently re-married and his career is back on track.

Scripture of the Day: But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. - Galatians 4:4

Video of the Day: Expelled Preview of "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed." This is a controversial documentary film which claims that educators and scientists are being persecuted for their belief that there is evidence of design in nature. Hosted by Ben Stein, it claims that what the film calls "Big Science" allows no dissent from the scientific theory of evolution, and blames the theory for a range of modern movements from Nazism to Planned Parenthood. It is due to be released on April 18, 2008. Submitted by Laura

Here is the limited-edition Bruce Lee Model Nikon D3! Click to enlarge.

It is considerably warmer this morning than it has been for the last several days. I inadvertently left my jacket in the cargo area of Mr. Nitro yesterday afternoon and found it sufficiently warm this morning that I eschewed it. I walked from the rear parking area to the front of my office and was not particularly troubled by the temperature. The temperature display on the heating/cooling control showed the interior temperature to be 65 degrees. This is 4 degrees warmer than yesterday. The forecast for tomorrow and Sunday are now several degrees warmer than they were yesterday. This is encouraging!