Friday, October 17, 2008

Bugs, Daddy Dearest, -and- Timeout!

Bugs - record-breaking 22" insect found
Daddy Dearest - baby found alone in unlocked car outside strip club
Timeout! - 9-year-old Florida girl jailed for felony classroom outburst

On this day in history: October 17, 1989 - The Loma Prieta earthquake strikes the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 and causing billions in property damage. The 6.9 magnitude temblor manages to collapse a long section of the double-decker I-880 freeway, crushing motorists between the two layers. Part of the Bay Bridge also collapses.

Born on this day in history: October 17, 1972 - Eminem (Marshall Mathers III) (1972-) Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in Kansas City, Missouri, rapper Eminem was hailed as rap's "great white hope." "The Slim Shady LP" (1999) went triple platinum, earning two Grammys, followed by more record-breaking releases and controversy about his graphic content. His first Hollywood movie, "8 Mile" (2002), attracted raves, and won a surprise Oscar for Best Original Song. Eminem's tempestuous personal life has generated worldwide headlines.

Scripture of the Day: He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. — Proverbs 10:17

Video of the Day: Kitty Fell Asleep - submitted by Cindy

McCain throws Joe the Plumber at Obama! Click to enlarge.

Warm! Accuweather forecasts 89 degrees for the high today. Yesterday, the high reached 88 degrees. There is a very slight breeze (5 mph), the sky is clear and blue, and the birds are singing. This should be perfect weather for the CUHS Homecoming Parade, which will take place at 3 PM this afternoon.