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More Tragedy

16 August 2007, 10:26 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under General News.

Cave-In Kills Utah Mine Rescuer, Injures 8 Others

HUNTINGTON, Utah — A disastrous cave-in Thursday night killed a rescue worker and injured eight others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach six trapped miners, authorities said.

It was a shocking setback on the 11th day of the effort to find miners who have been confined at least 1,500 feet below ground at the Crandall Canyon mine. It’s unknown whether the six are alive or dead.

“All rescue workers have been evacuated from the mine. Nine rescue workers were injured in the accident. One of those suffered fatal injuries,” said Dirk Fillpot, a spokesman for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

One rescue worker was in very serious condition at Castleview Hospital, and two were in serious condition there, said Jeff Manley, hospital chief executive.

At least one rescue worker was flown from the Crandall Canyon mine to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, said Jess Gomez, a spokesman for Salt Lake City’s LDS Hospital, which dispatches medical helicopters in Utah.

I pray for these families. I’m not sure I would be as strong as they are under these circumstances.

(Sticky) Live in Southeastern Wisconsin?

16 August 2007, 8:51 pm. 3 Comments. Filed under General News.

Well, even if you don’t live in that part of the world, but would like to see a good CONSERVATIVE WOMAN in office, go here! I am learning how to do a sticky, so, if I did it right, this post should stay at the top for a bit, so y’all won’t forget to give….give….give…..till it hurts! Ok, so maybe not that bad, but something. :) I know this woman! She is definitely RIGHT for the job!

My bud, Kathy Carpenter is running for office!

It is official.

I am running for Alderman in Kenosha District #5.

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My highest priority as a candidate for alderman is to place the taxpayer’s needs above all others. Right now, here in Kenosha County, we are facing large tax increases. Last year alone, Kenosha residents received one of the largest tax increases in the state. Our taxes went up by 6.5%. Only Racine was higher with an 8.1% tax increase.

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OR send a check to:

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706 School St.
Silver Lake, WI 53170

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More recent posts should end up below.

From One of My Favorite Lib Friends

16 August 2007, 8:08 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2008.

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heh heh heh  Thanks Karen!

Interesting

16 August 2007, 7:28 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Religion of Pieces.

Muslim community offers to contribute toward WYD

Sydney’s Muslim leaders have offered to open their mosques and school halls to Catholic pilgrims for World Youth Day 2008. The announcement was made after WYD organizers met with more than a dozen Islamic religious and community leaders on Monday for a briefing about the international Catholic youth event.

WYD Coordinator Bishop Anthony Fisher said the briefing was also a chance to consider ways that the Islamic community might collaborate by offering hospitality, hosting interfaith activities, or volunteering at WYD. The Church has committed that it will not try to convert members of other religious denominations volunteering at WYD, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

“World Youth Day is an opportunity like no other for the renewal of every aspect of faith life in Australia,” Bishop Fisher said.

“Although a Catholic initiative, World Youth Days have historically had a positive impact on all faiths in the countries where they have been held. This was one of the key messages we wanted to convey.”

The president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Ikebal Patel, told the Herald that Sydney’s Islamic leaders had responded positively to the overtures of the Catholic Church and saw the largest religious gathering as an opportunity to “break down barriers” between the two faiths.

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils is also considering staging mixed-faith sporting competitions and mosque open days to take place during WYD.

Some mosques will open their doors to inter-faith forums, and could even invite Catholics to Friday prayers. At least four or five schools represented at the meeting said they would be willing to offer their school halls for boarding.

“Peace and co-operation between people of faith – especially the three great monotheistic traditions of the book – is an aspiration of most young people and given the tensions in our world, it is an urgent message for us to all hear,” Bishop Fisher said.

“World Youth Day will be a wonderful demonstration of the potential of faith to unite rather than divide our world,” he continued.

A separate briefing is to be held with Jewish leaders.

Now, on the surface, it sounds like a nice gesture. However, being the skeptic I am, I’m not so sure about the underlying motives.  I’m curious why a ‘separate briefing’ is needed for Jewish leaders?

When It Rains…..

16 August 2007, 7:22 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

You know that old saying, “When it rains, it pours!” Well, it’s true!

First, thanks to all who left well wishes. I’m doing rather well. Well, I’m doing nothing, so I can’t screw it up. :)

The hospital trip was the rain…..the battery in my car being totally dead…dead as the proverbial doornail….AND the air conditioner in the house crapping out….COMPLETELY….is the pouring!

Did you know that cats will lay on tile for hours on end? I wish I could get down there with them. I finally gave up on trying to get some cool air out of that contraption. The temperature in the house wasn’t even registering since the temp thingy only goes to 90. Let’s just say it was buried up there somewhere. Yes, I have every fan in the house going. When I opened the windows, the temperature actually dropped. It was 102 out there, but was hotter in here. Go figure. I’m considering heading to a motel tomorrow, even though I’m not suppose to drive for a few days. There is suppose to be a new unit installed by now, but due to recent circumstances, that had to be delayed. When I talked to the guy, he said it might be Monday. sigh….

As for the battery, welp, it has been replaced and my car is now safely tucked into the garage. At least one thing went right today.