Thursday, July 09, 2009

Just the Facts Ma'am, Brave New Schools, -and- Stay on Track

Just the Facts Ma'am - LAPD's public database omits nearly 40% of this year's crimes
Brave New Schools - teacher apologizes for mock marriage to student
Stay on Track - Metrorail operator caught sleeping on job

On this day in history: July 9, 1997 - Mike Tyson banned from boxing for one year, and fined $3M for biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear.

Born on this day in history: July 9, 1956 - Tom Hanks (1956-) Born in Concord, California, actor and director Tom Hanks began in community theater and guest roles on TV shows. His break came in "Big" (1988). Success followed with "Sleepless in Seattle," "Forrest Gump" and Oscar-winning performances. In 2002, Hanks became the youngest actor ever to receive the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Scripture of the Day: A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. — Proverbs 31:10

Video of the Day: How to Jump a Car - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I saw this grill in the parking lot at my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The New Grill

The long wait has ended: The new grill has arrived!

Although the shipper's Web site states a telephone call will be made four hours prior to a delivery--something that was also stated in a telephone conversation with the main office of the shipper on Tuesday--there was no telephone call made.

Instead, the grill was delivered at 7:50 AM. It is fortunate that I am always here early!

Reader Will arrived shortly following the delivery to give me an offering of produce from his garden. He recently bought a new car and has not been driving his large Ford truck. This morning, however, he was driving the truck. I pressed him into service, and together we wrestled the 250-pound giant into his truck and deposited it at the front steps of our house. Later this afternoon, I shall unpack and assemble the creature. Then, let the grilling begin!