Saturday, September 25, 2010


*TROPICAL STORMS LISA AND MATTHEW HAVE FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, in what has developed into a fairly active hurricane season.
*Admiral Thad Allen of the United States Coast Guard, officially announced that British Petroleum's Macondo oil well of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
*General elections in Sweden this past week resulted in the centre-right Alliance government, led by the current Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, winning the most seats but falling short of a gaining a majority.
*Todd Reichert, an engineering student at the University of Toronto in Canada succeeded where the famed inventor Leonardo DaVinci failed, by maintaining (an albeit brief) flight in a man powered ornithopter August 2, 2010; although the feat is just now being declared official.
*September 25-October 2 is National Banned Books week here in the United States, in hopes of raising awareness of the phenomenon that a volume that was considered "socially acceptable" once upon a time is not "politically correct" today and other matters in hopes of enlightening people who still wish to ban books today.

*Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds threw the fastest pitch on record at 105mph in a game Friday night against the San Diego Padres.

*The comic strip Blondie celebrates its 80th anniversary this month.
*This month marks the 40th anniversary of Josie and the Pussycats. How come our esteemed Editor-In-Chief seems to be the only one to remember that?
*Former gym teacher Leonard Skinner, inspiration for the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd passed away at age 77 of natural causes.
*The judge has revoked Lyndsay Lohan's probation after failing a recent drug test.
*Singer Eddie Fisher passed away this week at age 82.

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