Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Family Matters, Stupid Criminals, -and- Armed and Dangerous

Family Matters - majority voters bash Obama's "family" values
Stupid Criminals - hit-and-run suspect sues NYC over damaged car
Armed and Dangerous - police department arrests, jails, investigates 10 officers in 4 months

On this day in history: August 26, 1980 - Hotel workers discover a 1,000-pound time bomb at Harveys Resort & Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Attached to the device is a ransom note, demanding that $3 million be delivered to a remote location by helicopter. After the delivery goes bad, bomb squad personnel are left to defuse the gadget by robot. The resulting blast blows a five-story hole in the structure and causes $12 million in damage.

Born on this day in history: August 26, 1960 - Branford Marsalis (1960-) Born in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana, musician Branford Marsalis comes from a jazz musician family. He became a national celebrity in 1992 when he signed as musical director for Jay Leno’s "Tonight Show." A Grammy Award-winner, Marsalis is also a music producer, writer and performer of film scores.

Scripture of the Day: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. - Romans 8:26-27

Video of the Day: Sand Animation of Animals - submitted by Cindy

Obama and his pals. Click to enlarge.

Images from yesterday's Harvest Christian Center Baseball Tournament await your viewing pleasure. From the index page for - the Local Events Photo Gallery - choose Harvest Christian Center Baseball Tournament 2008. You may view the images individually, or you may view them as a slide show. To view them as a slide show, click on the "start slide show" link at the left, below the first image. I shall be creating slide shows from photographs of the Olive Festival-both Friday night and Saturday-and will announce when the slide shows are available.