Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TTYL, Invasion U.S.A., -and- Eye in the Sky

TTYL - drunk teen girl crashes car while texting
Invasion U.S.A. - Walmart trucker smuggles illegals across border
Eye in the Sky - Indian rival to Google Earth to zoom into 10 meters (Google stops at 200 meters)

On this day in history: November 19, 1961 - Michael Rockefeller, 23 year old son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller (later Vice President), disappears while searching for Asmat wood carvings in the jungles near Atsj, Papua New Guinea.

Born on this day in history: November 19, 1962 - Jodie Foster (1962 - ) Born in Los Angeles, actress and director Jodie Foster became famous in child roles, then established herself as an adult actress, receiving Best Actress Oscars for roles in "The Accused" (1988) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).

Scripture of the Day: Teach them [God's commandments] to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. — Deuteronomy 11:19

Video of the Day: Ken Block Gymkhana Practice - submitted by Frank

Here is a photograph of the live manger from last year's Corning Hometown Christmas. 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!