Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hic!, Emergency!, -and- There Goes the Neighborhood

Hic! - vodka kills as many Russians as a war
Emergency! - man upset with McDonald's burger order calls 911 repeatedly
There Goes the Neighborhood - man accused of damage to neighbor's yard with bulldozer while intoxicated

On this day in history: June 30, 1999 - Two members of the Old Order Amish, Abner Stoltzfus and Abner Stoltzfus, are sentenced to one year in prison for trafficking cocaine to other Amish folk in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The men had scored their drugs from a Philadelphia motorcycle gang.

Born on this day in history: June 30, 1917 - Lena Horne (1917 - ) Born in Brooklyn, NY, singer and actress Lena Horne began performing at age 16 at Harlem's Cotton Club. She was the first African-American to sign a long-term film contract. Outspoken about discrimination, Horne was blacklisted during the 1950s, then worked in film and on stage later. Her autobiography "Lena" was published in 1965.

Scripture of the Day: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33

Video of the Day: iPhone 3GS Dropped in Pool, Still Works!

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this vehicle while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

I received a telephone call yesterday afternoon. The caller inquired regarding my price schedule for photographing pets. I answered her questions, and she booked a photo shoot for this morning. When I arrived and saw her dog, I immediately found it necessary to increase my fee! Yikes!