Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fighting Back, Parking Wars, -and- You Talk Too Much

Fighting Back - 77-year-old man sends intruder out on a stretcher
Parking Wars - man saws car in half after it's booted in his driveway
You Talk Too Much - man arrested for refusing to hang up cellphone during flight

On this day in history: May 13, 1913 - The latest brainchild of Russian aircraft design genius Igor Sikorsky embarks on its maiden flight. The Grand, easily the world's most luxurious passenger plane, includes such innovations as upholstered seats, a balcony, and even a lavatory.

Born on this day in history: May 13, 1950 - Stevie Wonder (1950– ) Born in Saginaw, MI, musician superstar Stevie Wonder, a premature baby, was blinded by receiving too much oxygen in the incubator. In 1963, at 12, his single, "Fingertips - Pt. 2" became his first million seller. On his 21st birthday, Wonder renegotiated his contract to gain artistic control. In the 1970s, he released a series of innovative, commercially successful albums that fused progressive rock and soul, social commentary and ballads. Wonder was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

Scripture of the Day: I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. - 1 John 5:13

Video of the Day: Bill Clinton: Voodoo Doll - submitted by Amber

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Unsafe at any speed! Click to enlarge.

The wind that howled fiercely yesterday has abated a good deal. Hopefully, it shall soon be gone entirely. It is forecast to be 90 degrees today, 94 degrees on Wednesday, and 101 degrees on Thursday. A gentle breeze of an evening would be welcomed, certainly, yet this wind serves only to annoy.