...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.
August 6, 2004 200K milestone
August 4, 2004 Back in the saddle Again
Had a couple of days to visit the Moms and get caught up. Met some folks at UK that I really gee'd with too. Not sure the position is the right one for me though. It is out of my hands now, which is good.
I am anticipating my odometer on my Saturn rolling over to 200k later today- It doesn't take much for me to have an excuse to celebrate!...
I will drive to Paducah on Friday evening to meet up with Earnie, do some painting and then Ma Smith will come to visit for a couple of weeks. Unbelieveable that the semester is about to begin...
From News of the Weird archives -Why Art may just be a lost cause...
From time to time News of the Weird has reported on the fluctuating value of the late Italian artist Piero Manzoni's personal feces, which he canned in 1961, 30 grams at a time in 90 tins, as art objects (though, over the years, 45 have reportedly exploded). Their price to collectors has varied from about $28,000 for a tin in 1998 to $75,000 in 1993. In June 2002, the Tate Gallery in London excitedly announced it had purchased tin number 004 for about $38,000. (The price of 30 grams of gold at that time was a little over $300.) [Sydney Morning Herald, 7-1-02]
August 3, 2004 Who's Who in Iraq
The Iraqi Governing Council and the Coalition Provisional Authority have of course been dissolved to make way for Iraq's Interim Government. These are the links :
MO School Settles Suit, Scraps Ten Commandments
A woman has accepted a settlement in her federal lawsuit challenging the display of a plaque featuring the Ten Commandments in a Missouri school cafeteria. The Humansville School District has agreed to pay Carrie Roat $45,000, refrain from displaying religious symbols and prevent school officials from leading students in prayer.
Liberal Group Warns Pastors to Remain Silent about Politics
Barry Lynn's organization, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, is taking aim at ministers and priests who voice any political opinions or views from the pulpit. North Carolina Representative Walter Jones says Lynn is out to stifle free speech in churches throughout the land. "I can honestly tell you that he's already filed a complaint against the Catholic Bishop in Colorado Springs, Bishop Sheridan, simply because the bishop wrote a three-page pastorial [sic] letter to every Catholic in his diocese, reminding them that they should look carefully at pro-life candidates. He never said the word Bush, he never used the word Kerry. What he did was use the word pro-life." Lynn is trying to use a law that could cause churches to lose their tax-exempt status if found guilty of uttering political speech. However, Jones says Catholic clergy and other religious leaders have the right to voice their views under the First Amendment. The Congressman has a bill before the House that would allow churches to engage in free speech without fear of negative legal consequences.
From Hitchcocks Bible Names Dictionary:
strength of God
Outline for a recent class:2 Kings 14:1-15:38 The Cost of Conformity
II. Count-down to destruction: Amaziah of Judah versus Jehoash of Israel- too much testosterone?2 Kings 14:3-14
III. Sinful Ambition Dumps Dynastic Succession or Those who Live by the Sword get stuck in the End-2 Kings 15:10, 13-14, 16-31
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