Hi ho campers, at the link below is this October’s WWW guide for PDF. Click the image to download the letter size .pdf file.
Talk about an unpopular event.
“Smith said a staff sergeant told 200 men in their barracks they could either attend or remain in their barracks. Eighty to 100 decided not to attend, he said.”
Troops: Skipping Christian concert got us punished
STEVE SZKOTAK | Aug 20, 2010 | AP
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Army said Friday it was investigating a claim that dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band’s concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up.
Fort Eustis spokesman Rick Haverinen told The Associated Press he couldn’t comment on the specifics of the investigation. At the Pentagon, Army spokesman Col. Thomas Collins said the military shouldn’t impose religious views on soldiers.
“If something like that were to have happened, it would be contrary to Army policy,” Collins said.
Pvt. Anthony Smith said he and other soldiers felt pressured to attend the May concert while stationed at the Newport News base, home of the Army’s Transportation Corps.
“My whole issue was I don’t need to be preached at,” Smith said in a phone interview from Phoenix, where he is stationed with the National Guard. “That’s not what I signed up for.”
When reports say kids on the bus were putting condoms on his disabled daughter’s head and touching her roughly it seems a shame this father has to apologize.
The raw video footage of the Dad on the bus uses REALLY strong language.
Dad speaks out on school bus tirade
www.cfnews13.com | September 22, 2010 | By Stephanie Coueignoux, Mark Jenkins and Nick VinZant, Team Coverage
LAKE MARY –The Seminole County father, who was arrested for threatening students on a school bus because his daughter was being bullied, spoke out for the first time Tuesday.
With his wife at his side and a picture of his daughter in his hand, James Jones spoke in front of his church, Spirit of Truth Ministries.
While emotions overcame him at times, he managed to apologize for what happened on the bus.
“I don’t ask nobody to go on the bus and use the language that I used in front of children and I would like to apologize to the families of the kids that were not involved and the kids that were involved,” Jones said.
Earlier this month, Jones was caught on video yelling at a bus full of students who he believed were bullying his daughter.
He said he went onto the bus out of frustration.
Jones’ daughter, who has cerebral palsy, was being picked on at school. She was scared and crying.
Jones said he wanted to protect her.
I totally believe this and am glad research is being done into this area.
Scent of fear puts brain in emergency mode
29 July 2009Â |Â Caroline WilliamsÂ |Â www.newscientist.com
The smell of the sweat you produce when terrified is not only registered by the brains of others, but changes their behaviour too, according to new research. It adds to a growing body of evidence that humans may communicate using scent in a similar way to how other animals use pheromones.
Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, a cognitive neuroscientist at Stony Brook University in New York and colleagues collected sweat from the armpits of first-time tandem skydivers as they hurtled towards the earth.
The smell of their sweat was wafted under the noses of volunteers as they lay in an fMRI scanner. Even though they had no idea what they were inhaling, two separate sets of volunteers showed activation of the amygdala â€“ the area of the brain responsible for emotion-processing, plus areas involved in vision, motor control and goal-directed behaviour. Sweat produced under non-stressed conditions didn’t produce this reaction.
This is an unexpected, but mercifully swift, way to die. Condolences to Mr Edwards friends and family.
Please takeÂ moment to view the short video clip of Mr Edwards playing. It is a lovely momento mori for us all and a fitting way to remember this talented artist.
Electric Light Orchestraâ€™s Mike Edwards Killed
Ellen Barnes | 09.07.2010 | www.gibson.com
Electric Light Orchestra cellist Mike Edwards died Friday (September 3) during a freak accident near Devon, England, when a 1,323 lb. circular bale of hay rolled down a hillside, over a hedge and onto the van he was driving.
The 62-year-old, who had reportedly been teaching cello lessons in Devon, died instantly. Police are looking into the hay baleâ€™s origin; they suspect it fell from a tractor working the farmland along the A381.
Swerving to avoid the hay bale, Edwards crashed his white van into another vehicle, but its driver was unharmed.
I actually have a fairly lame dirty joke that works for this post. Why was the Roman happy? He was “glad-he-ate-her.”
A Graveyard For Roman Gladiators — In England?
by NPR Staff | June 7, 2010
Ancient skeletons excavated under the city of York in northern England have archaeologists wondering whether they’ve discovered a well-preserved cemetery full of fallen Roman gladiators. The first of the skeletons was discovered in 2003, and since then, more than 80 have been identified.
The remains date between the 2nd and 3rd centuries, the period during which the Romans occupied northern England. The skeletons had been decapitated â€” and that was a key reason researchers thought they had been gladiators, says John Walker, chief executive of the York Archaeological Trust, which conducted the research.
This Darth Vader was no where near as good as the Darth Vader who robbed a bank. Seriously this loser even stole the mask from one of his kids.
Cops nab ‘Darth Vader’ robbery suspect after goof
APÂ |Â Sep 17, 2010
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) – Police arrested a resident they said wore a plastic Darth Vader mask before pulling a butcher knife and robbing a convenience store. Police in the Detroit suburb said the man fled Monday after demanding all the cash from the register.
Lt. William Wilson told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak the suspect goofed by putting on the mask while in range of a store surveillance camera.
Forty-one-year-old Jamie C. Hernandez was arraigned Thursday. District Court Magistrate James Brennan set his bond at $50,000.
Hernandez was in the county Thursday night, and it wasn’t known if he has a lawyer.
Wilson said Hernandez got the mask from one of his children.
Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.dailytribune.com
Gay men’s beauty pageant: Contestant, judge accused of beating another judge with trophy
Vote for rival allegedly sparks attack by Evanston, Skokie men
Carlos SadoviÂ |Â July 23 2009Â |Â www.chicagotribune.com
Not many beauty pageants end with a judge and contestant attacking another judge — with a trophy.
Two men were ordered held on bond Wednesday after they were charged with beating a judge at a gay men’s beauty pageant earlier this month on Chicago’s West Side.
Leroy Tinch, 28, of the 2200 block of Emerson Street in Evanston and Anthony Johnson, 23, of the 8200 block of Keating Avenue in Skokie were both charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm, a class one felony, said Andrew Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
The men were ordered held on $75,000 bond by Circuit Court Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.
Small town cheesey fun.
Earth landing for ‘space cheese’
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 | bbc.co.uk
One giant leap for cheese
A block of cheese launched into the upper atmosphere on Tuesday has been found undamaged in Buckinghamshire.
The “interstellar cheddar” landed in Cressex – some 74 miles away – and was taken to High Wycombe police station on Wednesday night, the launch team said.
The wedge was still in one piece but the flight-recording camera had failed.
The helium pod’s GPS system broke down soon after its launch to mark the Moon landing anniversary so the West Country Cheesemakers team lost track of it.
It was found in a garden and handed in to the police, the group said.
A great selling point for the insurance agency – you never know when disaster will strike.
SUV plows into waiting room at Aynor business
2010.09.10Â |Â WMBF News
AYNOR, SC (WMBF) – A Chevrolet Blazer went smashing through the wall of an office building following a Friday morning accident in Aynor.
Officer Wayne Llewellyn, spokesman for the Aynor Police Department, said the accident occurred at 9 a.m. near South Main Street and Eighth Avenue. When police arrived on scene, they found the back end of a beige Blazer sticking out of a building occupied by the Palmetto Insurance Company.
An investigation into the accident led officers to discover the Blazer failed to yield the right of way to a white 1998 Buick.
Officials said the Buick was driving north on Eighth Avenue when it struck the Blazer, traveling west on South Main Street. Instead of hitting the brakes, the driver of the Blazer hit the gas pedal and drove into the building.
Oh god, run, hide, buy a helmet. There’s no way this lady is going to be a good driver. Seriously, how many boorish bad driver cliche’s can you roll into one package? Mark my words dear reader, it won’t be long before this lady gets publicity for bad driving and hopefully for not driving into a crowd of school children.
A South Korean grandmother has become a national celebrity by passing her driving test at the 960th attempt.
By Malcolm Moore, in ShanghaiÂ |Â 05 Sep 2010Â |Â www.telegraph.co.uk
Cha Sa-soon, 69, whose surname coincidentally means “vehicle” in Korean, is now appearing in a prime-time advertisement for Hyundai, Korea’s largest carmaker.
For three years beginning in April 2005, she took her driving test once a day, five days a week. After that, her pace slowed, to around twice a week.
“When she finally got her licence, we all went out cheering and hugged her, giving her flowers,” said Park Su-yeon, an instructor at Jeonbuk Driving School.
He said that Mrs Cha would not be a danger, since it was on the written part of the test, rather than the practical side, that she had failed so many times.
“I wanted to get a driver’s licence so I could take my grandchildren to the zoo,” Mrs Cha explained.
If you stayed up late and watched PBS during the past 30 years, you might be familiar with the enthusiastic, youthful, entertaining and educational Jack Horkheimer. Farewell Star Hustler, thanks for making us all smarter.
`Star Gazer’ host Jack Horkheimer dies
By ELINOR J. BRECHER crline ebrecher@MiamiHerald.com
Jack Horkheimer, Public Television’s “Star Gazer,” died Friday afternoon of a respiratory ailment, according to a spokesman for the Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium.
Born June 11, 1938, he was 72.
In an e-mail to staff, museum officials said they were “very saddened to have just learned that our resident Star Gazer, Jack Horkheimer, passed away today after being ill for quite some time.
“Jack was executive director of [the] Planetarium for over 35 years and was an internationally recognized pioneer in popularizing naked-eye astronomy. He was also a recognized media celebrity, often being the foremost commentator on all astronomy related happenings nationwide.
Horkheimer was best known as the creator, writer and host of public television’s “Star Gazer,” the 30-year weekly TV series on naked eye astronomy. Seen on PBS stations nationwide, “Star Gazer” reached millions of people, helping create a love of the stars for several generations of enthusiasts.”
Arrangements are pending.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/20/1785361/star-gazer-host-jack-horkheimer.html#ixzz0y6Dakwua
Jack’s final episode.
One of Jack’s earlier episodes from 1991. This was my favorite of his show’s openings.