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Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Daily Drift

The Daily Drift
Today's horoscope says:
If you live with anyone -- friends, family, spouse or lover -- get them out of the house for a bit.
You're on a clean-and-purge mission to sort, scour and organize everything you own.
Anyone who gets in your way could inadvertently be dealt with too harshly, bruised or even maimed as you fly by with the vacuum.
Give them money for the movies, and tell them when it's safe to return.
Some of our readers today have been in:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Uusikaupunki, Western Finland, Finland
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Paris, Ile-De-France, France
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Coffs Harbor, New South Wales, Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Pavia, Lombardia, Italy
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

as well as Scotland, Brazil, and the United States in such cities as Opelika, Manhasset, Gaffney, Foscoe and more

Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2010.
There are 194 days left in the year.

Today's unusual holiday or celebration is:
American Eagle Day

It is also Father's Day

Editorial Comment

 To all the fathers out there ...
Happy Father's Day

World Cup Soccer

I should say so!
World Cup officials are concerned about several of Koman Coulibaly's calls in the U.S.-Slovenia game.  

Soccer Giants


Female dog leads chained friend to freedom

They're calling it "the incredible journey." Dianne Sauve at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control was all smiles as she led two tail-wagging dogs out of their enclosures. "We're calling them Brains and Brawn, because she, Brains, led Brawn to freedom," said Sauve.

The two dogs are recovering at the shelter on Belvedere Road. Officials there said two men Tuesday saw the emaciated 30 pound male pit bull dragging a 20-pound chain, which was wrapped around his neck, staggering through downtown traffic on Banyan Boulevard. The dog was barely able to lift his head or walk, but the witnesses said the female pit bull was leading the chained male, stopping to urge him along when he stumbled under the weight.

"The female appeared to be leading this poor other dog who apparently is a friend of hers - you can tell they're friends - leading him away from wherever they came from," said Sauve. The two men stopped and picked up the dogs, bringing them to Animal Care and Control. Sauve said they would like to know who chained the dog so cruelly, and how he was able to rip free. But she said, sadly, it is not unusual for some pit bull owners to chain their dogs, thinking it makes them more muscular.

The male dog tested positive for heartworms and is being treated. Sauve said she hopes someone will adopt them, rather than having to have the dogs euthanized. "After Brains saved Brawny, and led him on this incredible journey away from his prison, they deserve a home," said Sauve.

Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints
One woman tallies up to $10,000 in yearly savings with some life-changing decisions.  

Silly Bandz

Robert Croak has made millions of dollars from a simple toy that costs nickels to make.  

Painter misspells town's name on tower

A painter working on a Wisconsin water tower left behind one big typo. The mistake had Stoughton (STOH'-tuhn) residents scratching their heads. The new paint job had the town's name without the second T. It was spelled "S-T-O-U-G-H-O-N," rather than "S-T-O-U-G-H-T-O-N."

It turns out a painter from Neumann Co. in Romeoville, Ill., had the correct information but simply forgot the second T when painting the 6-foot letters.

And the name was spelled right on one side of the tower. It's just the side facing town that's wrong.

Painter Mike Sandmire says it was the first time he had made such an error. He added that it would be easily fixed with a new coat of paint.



Police in resort city of Cancun find 12 bodies in caverns, search for more

Police in Cancun found 12 decomposing bodies in four caverns and were searching for more cadavers in violence blamed on drug gangs in the popular resort city, officials said Friday.

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi turns 65

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi marked her 65th birthday Saturday locked in her dilapidated lakeside compound as global calls for her freedom erupted at rallies and prayer vigils around the world.

The "Largest Mass Poisoning in History"

Rotary deep tube well name plate is examined by visitors in
 Bangladesh photo
Mass poisonings due to arsenic contaminated water in Bangladesh are the tragic unintended consequence of humanitarian efforts to alleviate disease in Bangladesh by building many deep tube wells to produce water for drinking and irrigation. On Saturday, the results of a ten year, large population study of the link between arsenic contamination and diseases or death in Bangladesh were published in The Lancet. The study's authors come to a disturbing conclusion:

Italy's blue mozzarella cheese mystery

Tens of thousands of white cheese balls are recalled after some changed color.

Come On In, The Water's Fine -- Unless You're In Italy

european lake pier swimmers photo
If you're planning to spend some time this summer lazing on the beach and taking refreshing dips in the sea, you might want to consider giving Italy a miss: The country had more coastal bathing sites banned due to poor water quality last year than any other European nation.

Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

Banks try to kill off free checking

Major banks are scrambling to add new "service charges" to make up for lost revenue.  

Taxman saves a life?!

For Kentucky man, phone call about taxes was life-saver
A Kentucky man credits a state revenue employee with saving his life when he had a heart attack during a phone call about his income tax bill.

It's Not OK To Kiss And Tell, Especially On Facebook

 From the "Now, this is interesting!" Department:
A group of young pranksters should know by now that it's not OK to kiss and tell, especially if you're trespassing and a giraffe is involved.

Beautiful Photos of Infrared Trees

Here's a small gallery of trees shot with in infrared -- anything warm and alive shows up as a ghostly white. Beautiful Photos of Infrared Trees

Passers-by offered a crash course in art by installation

A red BMW car wedged between a sandstone building and wrought-iron railings has been the focus of much attention in Edinburgh. The unusual sight at the Roxy Art House in Roxburgh Place has even prompted calls to the police.

However, the stuck car is not an act of vandalism but rather the work of artist Jake Rusby. The work, called "joyriding", was commissioned by Roxy's independent art gallery, the Embassy Gallery.

A Roxy Art House spokesman said: "One of the great things about the Roxy is that people just do stuff: "It's a place for artists to have creative ideas and then see them through.

"It's a great feeling coming to work in the morning and seeing people looking at a car in a hole, taking pictures, wondering what's going on. Art should inspire curiosity, and Jake Rusby's piece does just that."



How spam and Spam were named

The maker of the canned meat protested when unsolicited computer mail gained its nickname.

'Geniuses' Tried to Trade iPad for Weed on Craigslist!

From the "They don't call it Dope for nothing you know" Department:

Edible Apple writes: "Police arrested two men who posted a Craigslist ad (below) in an effort to try and trade a 32 GB iPod Touch and a sizable amount of Pot in exchange for an iPad. And as if that wasn’t dumb enough, these enterprising young fellows actually posted a picture of their weed on a scale, sitting right next to a third-generation iPod Touch."

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