Monday, August 18, 2008

To Serve and Protect, All Donations Are Final, -and- Mommy Dearest

To Serve and Protect - Buffalo Police batter their way into wrong house, traumatize family
All Donations are Final - Edwards' campaign backers want money back
Mommy Dearest - 70-year-old mother of twins pleased with son, says daughter a "burden"

On this day in history: August 18, 1590 - Sent to England to get supplies three years prior, John White finally returns to Roanoke Island and discovers his colony "strongly enclosed with a high palisade of great trees, with [curtain walls] and [bastions] -- very fort-like." There is no sign of the settlers or where they may have gone.

Born on this day in history: August 18, 1957 - Denis Leary (1957- ) Comedian, actor, writer, producer. Born on August 18, 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts. After becoming popular as a fast-talking, sarcastic comedian in the 1990s, Denis Leary has demonstrated his ability to be a dramatic performer and creative force behind the camera. Born into a blue-collar Irish family, he did not consider an acting career until a teacher persuaded him to perform in a school production. Leary later attended Emerson College and was one of the founders of the Emerson Comedy Workshop. After graduation, he briefly taught acting and screenwriting at the school. All the while, Leary continued to develop his comic talents, doing stand-up at the local comedy clubs.

Scripture of the Day: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. - Romans 8:18

Video of the Day: Kobayashi vs Giant Bear - submitted by Amber

Surf's up! Click to enlarge.

Cool weather! Today is significantly cooler than it has been of late. It is forecast to be a mere 90 degrees today and 88 degrees for the next few days. This is certainly cooler than the 110+ days we experienced last week.

Corning's annual Olive Festival takes place this week. This event will certainly benefit from cooler weather.

Update on News & Review publication of Maria Muldaur photograph: Apparently, I misunderstood that my 1974 photograph of Maria Muldaur would be used in last week's Chico News & Review. The photograph is set to appear in the next issue of the Sacramento News & Review—to be available this Thursday in print and online at Sacramento News & Review.