Friday, February 27, 2009

Drama Queen, Pay As You Go, -and- Stop the Presses!

Drama Queen - man jailed after fight with wife over her TV habit
Pay As You Go - airline may charge $1.40 to use restroom
Stop the Presses! - Colorado's oldest newspaper closes

On this day in history: February 27, 1859 - Congressman Dan Sickles of New York shoots and kills Philip Barton Key, the son of Francis Scott Key (who wrote the Star Spangled Banner). Sickles later pleads insanity and is acquitted.

Born on this day in history: February 27, 1932 - Elizabeth Taylor (1932– ) Born in London, film star Elizabeth Taylor was a child actor, notably in "National Velvet" (1944). Later films included "Butterfield 8" (1960), which earned her an Oscar, and "Cleopatra" (1962), which led to her well-publicized marriage to Richard Burton. With Burton, Taylor made several more films, including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966). In 1985, she founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research. She has been married eight times, including to U.S. Senator John Warner (1976–82). Taylor became a dame in 1999.

Scripture of the Day: For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. — Isaiah 41:13

Video of the Day: Chris Isaak - "Wicked Dream"

Imagine my surprise when I saw the message on this traffic sign while driving to my office this morning!

Recommended New Site: Ishi Archery Club I just completed the construction of this new site and invite all to visit and see what the club offers!

Chris Isaak I have always enjoyed Chris Isaak's music. Last evening, Laura and I watched the premiere of Chris Isaak's new show - "The Chris Isaak Hour." We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Chris Isaak presents "The Chris Isaak Hour," a weekly one-hour interview show featuring music's most popular artists. Intelligent, thoughtful and sometimes irreverent, Isaak invites musical guests to relive the highs and lows of their careers through a blend of storytelling and performance. Whether it's a spontaneous acoustic number or an onstage performance, each musician plays their own material as well as the songs of those who most inspired them.

Trisha Yearwood was the guest last evening. Yearwood performed solo and with Isaak. It was highly entertaining. The show is on the Biography Channel each Thursday evening at 7 PM. Last evening's premiere will air again tonight at 8 PM.