Friday, July 25, 2008

The Kids Are Alright, Animal Kingdom, -and- The Name Game

The Kids Are Alright - 14-year-old jumps off bridge to rescue drowning suicidal senior
Animal Kingdom - pet rabbit hops to rescue to save owners from fire
The Name Game - Judge makes girl, 9, ward of court to dump 'Talula Does the Hula' name

On this day in history: July 25, 1999 - Woodstock '99 festival ends in looting and rioting, leaving 12 trailers burned, towers toppled, and several women raped during the course of the show. About 500 state troopers were needed to quell the mass uprising of peace and love, apparently triggered by overpriced vendors and commercialization.

Born on this day in history: July 25, 1954 - Walter Payton (1954 - 1999) Born in Columbia, Mississippi, football player Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears earned a National Football League record for rushing. Payton was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Scripture of the Day: Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. - Acts 7:25

Video of the Day: Human Skateboard by PES - submitted by Amber

The fire-red Sun hangs heavy in the post-apocalyptic sky! The wind continues to bring the smoke from smouldering wildfires into the city. The air quality is horrid and the birds are not singing!