Friday, May 09, 2008

Fighting Back, Crime and Punishment, -and- Heat of the Moment

Fighting Back - business owner kills suspected burglar
Crime and Punishment - cop shoots, kills man who gunned down his K9 partner
Heat of the Moment - coolest April in 11 years

On this day in history: May 9, 1950 - L. Ron Hubbard publishes the first edition of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." This follows on the heels of a feature article in the pulp sci-fi magazine "Astounding Science Fiction." A book review in the "The New Republic" describes the work as "a bold and immodest mixture of complete nonsense and perfectly reasonable common sense, taken from long-acknowledged findings and disguised and distorted by a crazy, newly-invented terminology." The subsequent movement goes on to become one of the scariest, most powerful pseudo-religious cults in modern history.

Born on this day in history: May 9, 1946 - Candice (Patricia) Bergen (1946-)
Born in Beverly Hills, CA, daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, actress Candice Bergen began her career alongside her father's puppets Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. She modeled as a teen, then moved into acting, gaining success with "Carnal Knowledge" (1971). In 1988, she launched her most-famous role in sitcom "Murphy Brown" (1988-1998), which won her five Emmys. Bergen published her memoir, "Knock Wood," in 1984.

Scripture of the Day: For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. - 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

Video of the Day: Old Muscle Car Show

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The May Madness Car Show is finally here. Corning Ford will kicked off the event with a Car Show Mixer last night. Today, the registration begins at 4 PM at the Transportation Center, and the Burnout Eliminations start at 5 pm. There will be food and other vendors operating from 5 PM to 9 PM, and the Cruise begins at 7 PM.

Saturday morning registration takes place at the Transportation Center from 7 AM to 10 AM, and the Pancake Breakfast at the Corning Volunteer Fire Hall will be held at the same time. There will be more vendors throughout the day. The Hydraulic Show begins at 10 AM, and the Burnout Finals are at 11 AM. Starting at 12 PM, the Raffle Drawings will begin, and the Awards Presentation will start at 3 PM.