Friday, August 28, 2009

To Protect and Serve, Don't Call Me!, -and- Jumping the Gun

To Protect and Serve - Miami cop stole Crime Stoppers reward cash
Don't Call Me! - new law will end some robo calls
Jumping the Gun - Florida man faatally shoots himself before jury's "not guilty" verdict

On this day in history: August 28, 1988 - Three Italian fighter jets from the precision flight team Frecce Tricolori collide while attempting their "Pierced Heart" stunt during an air show at Ramstein Air Base in West Germany. The wreckage of one plane tumbles into the crowd and explodes, killing 40 spectators and seriously injuring hundreds more. The death toll reaches 69 two months later.

Born on this day in history: August 28, 1965 - Shania Twain (1965-) Born Eileen Edwards, in Windsor, Canada, country singer and songwriter Shania Twain was performing by age 10. In 1987, her mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident, leaving Twain to care for three younger siblings. In 1993, she went to Nashville and released "The Woman in Me" in 1995, which sold 12 million copies, becoming the bestselling country album by a female artist in history.

Scripture of the Day: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28

Video of the Day: LEAKED: New iPhone Commercial

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this sign while entering the gated parking area behind my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The Mystery of the Giant Olive The mystery of the Giant Olive is solved! A new eye-catching ceramic sculpture sits on the property of a 38-acre olive orchard run by the DeCamilla brothers. They had the sculpture created in recognition of Corning as the Olive City. They hired Sacramento-based ceramic sculptor Chuck Owens to build the giant olive. It took him one month to build it.

Video of Giant Olive

Email from Red Monkey! I received an email message from Donna—the product manager of Red Monkey Foods. She read what I had written in this blog concerning Red Monkey products and asked for feedback from me. I shall send her a reply when I have completed today's blog and tell her that we thoroughly enjoy Red Monkey products!

Technology News
64-bit Snow Leopard defaults to 32-bit kernel
DHS updates rules on border laptop searches

iPhone News
Nikon DSLR remote app gets updated
Facebook 3.0 for iPhone pours on the features