Friday, September 11, 2009

Law of the Land, Brave New Schools, -and- Heat of the Moment

Law of the Land - homeless man faces 5-year prison term for wearing handcuff keys
Brave New Schools - teacher fined $1450 for biting preschooler
Heat of the Moment - U.S. summer temperatures 34th coolest in history

On this day in history: September 11, 2001 - The single largest terrorist attack in history occurs when four commercial jetliners are hijacked, two of which slam into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Another plane is crashed into the Pentagon. 2,915 people are killed in the attacks, coordinated by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. The civilized world is horrified; especially after seeing footage of Palestinians celebrating in the streets. For the first time in U.S. history, all flights are grounded throughout the country. All major government facilities are evacuated as well as many local facilities.

Born on this day in history: September 11, 1885 - D.H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930) Born in Eastwood, England. The son of a miner, novelist D. H. Lawrence found success with "Sons and Lovers" (1913). In 1915, he published "The Rainbow," and was prosecuted for obscenity. His novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was privately published in Florence, and copies were confiscated in England. Many films have been made from his fiction.

Scripture of the Day: In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. — Romans 6:11-12

Video of the Day: Witch Doctor Has 17-foot Hair - submitted by Amber

Imagine my surprise when I saw Elvis at Walmart during the journey to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Courtney Love bashes Guitar Hero on Twitter
Snow Leopard update fixes Adobe Flash issue
Faster AT&T 3G on the way--slowly

iPhone News
Rhapsody's iPhone app hits iTunes
iPhone OS 3.1 kills tethering hack dead