Plastic Bags

By | Apr 25, 2008

Each year more than 380 billion plastic shopping bags are produced just for use in the United States. Less than 35% of these bags are recycled. The rest will be thrown away, either to pollute the landscape on put in landfills. Plastic bags are generally made from polyethylene and will take over 1,000 years to […]

Facts Relating to Substance Abuse

By | Apr 22, 2008

One out of every four deaths (that’s 1/4 or a quarter) in the United States can be attributed to alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drug use. By eighth grade, 52 percent of teenagers have consumed alcohol, 41 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 20 percent have used marijuana. For American women age 60 and over, substance abuse […]

Diana Krall

By | Apr 19, 2008

Diana Krall was born on November 16, 1964 to Jim and Adella Krall. At the age of 4 she began learning the piano. By high school she was playing in a jazz group. At 15 she started playing regularly in several Nanaimo restaurants. At age 17 she won a scholarship from the Vancouver International Jazz […]

Yankee Stadium

By | Apr 18, 2008

The first game was played in Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923. 2008 will be the last year for the old stadium with the New York Yankees moving to their new stadium in 2009. The stadium has been called the “House the Ruth built” for the Yankee star out fielder, Babe Ruth. And in fitting […]

Benjamin Franklin

By | Apr 17, 2008

A little over a year after the government under the United States Constitution, a document that he was a contributor, Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790. Franklin will long be remembered by his actions as a representative from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress, the Constitution Convention and his diplomatic missions during and after the […]

A Commercial Interruption

By | Apr 13, 2008

For those who have been following the Hi-Def DVD war between Blu-Ray and HD DVD the war is all but over. And the winner is the Blu-Ray format. Amazon.com is offering until April 18 a special Buy Two get 1 Free promotion. Many titles have a discounted price of 30% or more. Also please take […]

Top Songs of 1971

By | Apr 12, 2008

It seems as if nearly everyone has one year that stands out as the one the produced their favorite songs. Or maybe I should say a year that produced more of their favorite songs than any other. For me that year was 1971. It was the year that I became a teenager and listened to […]

Did You Know?

By | Apr 9, 2008

The rock band Jethro Tull took their name from an 18th century English agricultural pioneer. Tull invented the seed drill, a device that allowed farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths at a specific seed rate in 1701. In 1752, not only was it the year that Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, […]

NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship

By | Apr 8, 2008

On April 8, 2008 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida the Tennessee Lady Vols won their second consecutive NCAA Women’s Division I Championship defeating the Stanford Cardinals. Tennessee reached the finals with a last second shot against LSU while Stanford won easily against the favorite UConn team. The first Women’s tournament was […]

2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

By | Apr 7, 2008

The NCAA crowned their Men’s Basketball Champion in the late hours of April 7, 2008. The Kansas Jayhawks (37-3) defeated the Memphis Tigers (38-2) in overtime by a score of 75-68 the NCAA will crown their men’s basketball champion. The Kansas Jayhawks won their third NCAA championship, although they did win two, in 1922 and […]

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