Thursday, May 07, 2009

Fighting Back, Daddy Dearest, -and- Plain Text

Fighting Back - college student shoots, kills home invader
Daddy Dearest - man accused of using dog shock collar on kids
Plain Text - Teen claims 303,398 iPhone texts in one month

On this day in history: May 7, 1959 - Small-time boxing promoter Don King is arrested in Cleveland on suspicion of drug dealing. His criminal record includes a 1955 arrest for arson, a 1954 arrest for murder, and others.

Born on this day in history: May 7, 1901 - Gary Cooper (1901 - 1961) Born in Helena, MT, actor Gary Cooper became a star as the laconic cowboy in "The Virginian" (1929). Initially known for off-screen romances, he came to personify the archetypal American, winning Academy Awards for work in "Sergeant York" (1941) and "High Noon"

Scripture of the Day: Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. - James 3:13

Video of the Day: "Fast and the Furious 4" Vehicle Casting Call - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while driving to my office this morning! Apparently, people are eager for May Madness to begin! Click to enlarge.

Car Shows!

May Madness - the Corning Car Show takes place this Friday and Saturday. For details, visit the May Madness Web site. Friday will feature a Cruise on Solano Street and a Car Show Mixer at Corning Ford. Saturday will feature a Show and Shine, Burnout Competition, Hydraulic Competition, 4X4 Competition, Raffle Prizes, and Trophy Awards.

Sunday, May 17th, C.H.V.A. (Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association) presents the 35th Annual Red Bluff River Park Car Show - Registration at 8 AM - Awards Ceremony at 3 PM. All pre-1984 vehicles welcome. Spectators free admission. Everyone welcome. People's Choice Awards. 50/50 Raffle, Raffle Prizes. Food.