Friday, October 02, 2009

Fighting Back, Never Too Young, -and- Never Too Young TOo

Fighting Back - woman hits suspected burglars with pool balls
Never Too Young - 11-year-old boy leads cops on 100-mph chase
Never Too Young Too - 10-year-old boy robs 10-year-old girl with BB gun

On this day in history: October 2, 1978 - Tim Allen is arrested with 1.4 pounds of cocaine at Kalamazoo Airport in Michigan. After testifying against his partner, Allen serves only 2.5 years for felony drug possession. Otherwise, it would have been a life sentence. Tim later becomes a comic, ultimately landing the starring role in the ABC television sitcom "Home Improvement."

Born on this day in history: October 2, 1869 - Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948 ) Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Poorbandar, India, and later known as Mahatma or "Great Soul," Indian nationalist leader Gandhi studied law in London, fought discrimination in South Africa, and returned to India in 1914 to advocate nonviolent protest in the movement to achieve independence. Gandhi was assassinated in Delhi.

Scripture of the Day: My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. - Psalm 34:2

Video of the Day: Skateboarding Dog - submitted by Darin

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

Homecoming Corning Union High School Homecoming is today! There will be a parade, featuring the Golden Grads of 1959, starting at 3rd Street. There is also an Alumni Turkey Dinner at the high school cafeteria at 4:30 PM before the games.

Harvest Moon The Harvest Moon will appear this Sunday! The harvest moon is the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest moon is often mistaken for the modern day Hunter's moon. In the legend of the Harvest moon, it is said that all full moons have their own special characteristics based primarily on the whereabouts of the ecliptic in the sky at the time of year that these moons are visible. The full moons of September, October and November as seen from the northern hemisphere — which correspond to the full moons of March, April and May as seen from the southern hemisphere — are well known in the folklore of the sky. All full moons rise around the time of sunset. However, although in general the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, as it moves in orbit around Earth, the Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon are special, because around the time of these full moons, the time difference between moonrise on successive evenings is shorter than usual. In other words, the moon rises approximately 30 minutes later, from one night to the next, as seen from about 40 degrees N. or S. latitude, for several evenings around the full Hunter's or Harvest Moons. Thus there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise around the time following these full moons. In times past this feature of these autumn moons was said to help farmers working to bring in their crops (or, in the case of the Hunter's Moon, hunters tracking their prey). They could continue being productive by moonlight even after the sun had set. Hence the name Harvest Moon.

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