Friday, November 21, 2008

Stupid Criminals, Thank God!, -and- Animal Kingdom

Stupid Criminals - Corning sex offender with no pants arrested in pasture
Thank God! - man struck by falling .45-caliber bullet saved by cell phone
Animal Kingdom - dog drives van through coffee shop window

On this day in history: November 21, 1980 - The third deadliest hotel fire in history occurs at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, caused by faulty wiring; 84 people dead. Helicopters were used to rescue stranded guests from the top floors.

Born on this day in history: November 21, 1945 - Goldie Hawn (1945– ) Born in Washington D.C., actress Goldie Hawn began on Rowan and Martin's TV review "Laugh In" (1968–70), won an Oscar for her first film role in "Cactus Flower" (1969), and went on to many movie successes. Her autobiography, "A Lotus Grows in the Mud," appeared in 2005.

Scripture of the Day:

Video of the Day: Animals Close to Extinction - submitted by Danica

Here is a panorama created from 13 photographs taken at last May's Corning
car show. Click to enlarge.

Hometown Christmas This coming Saturday, November 22nd, kicks off the holiday season with Corning Hometown Christmas. This event draws people from all over the North State. The day starts with a pancake breakfast at 7 AM at the Veterans Memorial Hall, and you can start your Christmas shopping after breakfast. Crafter booths will be set up in the hall. There will also be a lunch of clam chowder in a bread bowl and honker potatoes served by the Senior Center starting at 11 AM. Solano Street will be closed from the Memorial Hall to 3rd Street, with more craft and food vendors along the sidewalks. There will be free carriage rides starting in front of the Corning Chamber of Commerce office, and there will also be live Christmas trees for sale. There will be fun activities for the kids, including a jump house, face painting, hair coloring, cookie walk, fun games, lollipop tree, and lots of give-away toys and candy. Santa will arrive on the fire truck at 1 PM and will be available for photos at the chamber office from 2 to 3:30 PM. You will want to check out the art exhibit of local artists at PremierWest Bank. The highlight of the day will be the Lighted Parade. It is spectacular!