Friday, June 27, 2008

Slave Labor, Unholy Matrimony, -and- Slow Down!

Slave Labor - NY millionaire gets prison for abuse of housekeepers
Unholy Matrimony - bigamist "forgot" drunken 1978 marriage
Slow Down! - motorcyclist cited for driving 144 MPH

On this day in history: June 27, 1844 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith, along with his brother Hyrum, are shot and killed by a mob while in jail at Carthage, Illinois. According to church legend, after Smith is shot a man raises a knife to decapitate him, but is thwarted by a thunderbolt from heaven.

Born on this day in history: June 27, 1975 - Tobey Maguire (1975-) Born in Santa Monica, CA, actor Tobey Maguire spent years playing "sensitive young man" roles before hitting it big in the action adventure "Spiderman"(2002) and then "Seabiscuit" (2003).

Scripture of the Day: Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? - Matthew 6:27

Video of the Day: Thermite Experiment

Here is one of Laura's photographs of the pork loins she so masterfully
barbecued last weekend. Click to enlarge.

The sky appears clearer this morning than it has been in many days. Blue sky is visible, and the smell of smoke from the fires is not as strong as it has been recently. Hopefully, these are signs that the fires that have been plaguing California are coming under control.