Friday, August 22, 2008

To Serve and Protect, Mommy Dearest, -and- What's Your Age Little Girl?

To Serve and Protect - woman arrested for overdue library books
Mommy Dearest - woman arrested for filling baby bottle with wine
What's Your Age Little Girl? - hacker uncovers proof Chinese gymnast is underage

On this day in history: August 22, 1992 - FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi fires a rifle shot that kills unarmed Vicki Weaver, at the Ruby Ridge standoff. Horiuchi claimed he was trying to shoot another man in the back. The FBI also killed Weaver's fourteen year old son Sam, and the son's dog.

Born on this day in history: August 22, John Lee Hooker (1917 - 2001) Born in Clarksdale, Missouri, blues singer and guitarist John Lee Hooker began in Detroit in 1948 with the release of "Boogie Chillun," the biggest of several hits. He appeared in films and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Scripture of the Day: "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." - Genesis 8:22

Video of the Day: Amazing Contortionist - Rubber Boy - submitted by Amber

Olympic panorama before 100m final shows photographers, Beijing National Stadium. A 360-degree, high-resolution panorama, shot by Kari Kuukka from a photographer's corral about 30 minutes before the start of the men's 100m final at Beijing National Stadium on Saturday, gives an up-close look at the working shooters in attendance and the Canon and Nikon gear they were using.

Click the image to view an auto-panning 360-degree panorama of Beijing Olympics Stadium. The Shift key will zoom in, the Command (Mac) / Control (Windows) key will zoom out. Click and hold down the mouse button inside the photo to navigate around. (If you pan down to track level you'll see many more photographers in position for the race as well.)