Taking Sides; 14 Injured in Accident
A Greyhound bus headed for Philadelphia from Washington slipped off the road and onto its side this morning. It left DC at 5 a.m. and had made one stop in Baltimore before taking the spill. A Greyhound spokesperson confirmed that 32 passengers were on board. As a Greyhound insider, I can tell you the driver will be severely reprimanded, up to and including termination, since accidents of this kind are normally caused by excessive speeds for the current road conditions.
Rats! What’s For Dinner?
Mice the size of rats have infested the small island of Gough between South America and Africa. This island is one of the major nesting grounds of over 22 bird species, 20 of which are seabirds. Some of these seabirds, already on the brink of extinction are suffering massive losses at the “hands” of the rodents. Researchers say that although the chicks tend to be larger than the mice, they are immobile and die after being chewed and gnawed by groups of mice. Scientists are exploring poisons and other extermination methods for the mice. The rodents are not indigenous to the island and were brought via ship when seal hunters stopped on the island. Though the mice were much smaller then, they are said to grow with the new food source and higher altitudes. It's an ecological rule: if it's a cold environment, you are better off being a larger animal,” one researcher said.
Strike 3; No Show to Funeral
Whitney Houston’s 85-year old aunt, Arthur Lee Drinkard Warrick - Dionne’s mom - passed away last week. Lee, was the oldest sister of Cissy Houston. When services were held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, Houston chose not to attend. Speculations ranging from a dispute with mom Cissy over custody of Bobbi Christina and a previous riff with cousin Dionne were mentioned as reasons for Houston’s absence. Warrick’s funeral marks the third consecutive funeral Houston was expected to attend; the other two were her own dad and most recently Luther Vandross.
A new website offers an enlightening and different view from mainstream Christian America regarding gays and whether the Bible condemns them. The new site http://www.truthsetsfree.net/ has an area Dispelling the Anti-Gay Myth that includes a study in the Bible, the time period it was written and lots of information we can ALL open our minds to. Whether you’re a Christian or an atheist the study is enlightening and has valid points.
It’s important to know some (if not all) history on folks you are dating, courting, etc. What (if any) information is it okay to withhold from current partners? Should ALL history be disclosed to current serious partners? What (if anything) MUST be disclosed with partners? Is it okay to keep the past in the past and disclose nothing?
Keep passin’ the open windows…