Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Burning Down the House, The Kids Are Alright, -and- iBurn

Burning Down the House - Reno teen sets home ablaze trying to kill spiders
The Kids Are Alright - teen charity drive raises over $1 million
iBurn - overheated iPod nano caused fires

On this day in history: August 19, 1996 - After Miss Universe Alicia Machado gains 40 pounds in just 3 months, she is ordered to lose 27 pounds in two weeks or forfeit the crown.

Born on this day in history: August 19, 1919 - Malcolm Forbes Biography (1919 - 1990) Born Aug. 19, 1919, New York City, N.Y., U.S.—died Feb. 24, 1990, Far Hills, N.Y.) American business leader, owner-publisher of Forbes magazine, and promoter of capitalism known for his opulent lifestyle and lively self-promotion.

Scripture of the Day: When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? - Isaiah 8:19

Video of the Day: Extreme Skydiving - submitted by Darin

Here is a photograph from last Saturday's Youth Fair. Click to enlarge.

MY PREDICTION: I have put a good deal of thought into this, and I am predicting that Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin will be John McCain’s choice for vice president. Palin is a bold, first-term Republican governor, a former beauty pageant winner, and a mother of five. She would bring an energy—a dynamism—to the campaign and could help McCain win several battleground states.

Here is her Web site: Governor Palin

Here is a good resource: Sara Palin on the Issues