Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In the News...

Police in Minnesota tried to bring an end to a highspeed car chase by calling the suspects cell phone..the suspect answered the phone and said "Dude I can't talk I am being chased by the police". He then hung up the phone and has yet to be found.

Barack Obama raised $52 million dollars in June may need to count all of them. He has hired 1,400 part and full time workers which is more than triple the number John McCain. Obama also has 2 million volunteers, thus creating the largest field operation in American political history. Boston Globe

Texas spends $17 million a year, more than any other stage, on abstinence only sex education programs. The rate the students are having sex according to statistics is 52.9% compared top the national average of 47.8%. Houston Chronicle

More people are willing to talk about their sex lives than their finances. - Roper Public Affairs

Almost 9 in 10 Americans polled believe they are working harder than ever just to get by. Time

Good news for Mick Jagger, he turned 65 and is now eligible for a state pension....$180 per week.

The city of New York is being sued for putting down rubber safety mats on playgrounds. The matting is getting too hot and burning children's feet.

China has 253 million citizens with internet access, compared to 223 Million in the US. Chicago Tribune.

Over the course of the average Americans life span they stand a 1 in 5,552 chance in dying in a plane crash. The lifetime odds on dying in a car..1 in 247. New York Times.

Did you know?
Losing your sense of smell is called anosmia. Ben Cohen, one of the founders of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream suffers from it and suggested the ice cream have more, and larger chunks to their ice-cream, thus creating an ice-cream craze. Other celebrities that are known to have, or have suffered from anosmia: Stevie Wonder and the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence.



At Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:36:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP LeRoi Moore 1961-2008
From the DMB Site

We are deeply saddened that LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. LeRoi had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program.


We would like to take a moment at this sad time to thank everyone for the outpouring of condolences and notes celebrating LeRoi’s life. Thank you for the many inquiries we have received about making a gift in LeRoi's name. A fund has been created in honor of LeRoi Moore in support of charities that reflect both his spirit and passion. Donations via check referencing the "Charlottesville Area Community Foundation for the LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund" may be mailed to:

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
PO Box 1767
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Donations may also be made online by clicking here.


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