Thursday, June 30, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hall of Fame Road Trip - Day 1

Day 1 finds me in St. Charles, what a great name for a city, Missouri. We got in soon enough to head over to look at the Missouri river before it got too dark. Great fun! There was even a band playing marches, rag time and even music from The Phantom of the Opera. Anyway, dummy me didn't take his fancy shmancy camera, so he had to borrow Moms for a few quick shots.

Day 2 sends me to Indianapolis, IN with an expected high temp. of 87F. Sadly I will have to travel into the dreaded land of Illinois. :( Perhaps there will be tigers in Indy... :) (That's an inside joke, don't worry about it.)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Is there hope in this world after all?

Most Say Stars Make Poor Role Models
Movie stars don't set a good example, said Earl Ledbetter, a movie fan who lives in Ventura, Calif.

"They just don't have the morals," he said. "They marry and divorce, sleep around a lot."
And many of them supported Flipper and tell us we are morons for not hugging trees and bunnies and killers in Iran.

It's a digital world...

As a direct result of the popularity of digital and further evidence that Kodak is dedicating its future to the digital market, it will soon end its century-old tradition of producing black and white photographic paper, according to Fox News. The demand for the paper, specially designed for black and white film and used by fine-art photographers, has declined by 25% annually. The decision to end black and white paper production will mean the closure of its plant in Brazil and takes the company closer to its target of cutting around 15,000 of its workforce 2007.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Krazies in Kansas

Something isn't quite right in Kansas. A Kansas high school student who vomited on his Spanish teacher has been charged with battery against a school official. Yup that's right. If you barf in Kansas, you are going to jail. Of corse if the next story makes you barf, then you are not an open-minded-womans-rights-save-the-whales-kill-the-males-kinda-person. A Kansas City abortionist is out of business after investigators discovered a grisly house of horrors at his clinic – with fetuses kept in Styrofoam cups in his refrigerator and one employee accusing him of microwaving one and stirring it into his lunch.
Topping the list of horrors was an employee's account that she and others witnessed Rajanna "microwave one of the aborted fetuses and stir it into his lunch," as Howard recalled earlier this year when testifying before a Kansas House committee.

Rajanna denied the accusation. But he did keep fetuses in Styrofoam cups in the refrigerator along with food and drink.

"Dr. Rajanna lacked personal hygiene," testified Howard. "His hair was messy, hands dirty, and his clothing was wrinkled and stained. He put on old, used foot booties while we were there."

Howard testified the clinic was dark, dingy, had poor lighting and smelled musty. There were dirty dishes in the break-room sink and on the table, trash everywhere, and roaches crawling on the countertops. Howard was afraid to sit down.

Howard noted there were no hazardous waste containers anywhere. (An employee later testified Rajanna took home all contaminated, medical and biohazard waste for residential trash pick-up.)

As for the "procedure room," Howard's partner spotted dried blood on the floor and said the room looked "nasty."

Two dishwashers located next to the staff toilet served as sterilizers, according to employee testimony. Photographs show the toilet was bloody and functioned as a human waste disposal in the literal sense.
Well, murder is a dirty business...