Monthly Archives: October 2008

Putting the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’…

From The Baltimore Sun: Funeral home decides to celebrate 80th anniversary with replica Elvis casket, impersonator BARTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The owners of Endsley Funeral Home in Bartonville wanted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the business by putting a little "fun" into "funeral." So, for their open house Saturday, they put a replica of(…)

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9 Sites That Help With Everyday Budgeting

Most consumers could use a little financial handholding these days. Nearly half of the workers recently surveyed by CareerBuilder.com said they live paycheck to paycheck. Even those who do have cash left after paying the bills are struggling — 52% reported they have less than $100 per month to put into savings. One silver lining(…)

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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Spanish judge to probe Franco era

Spanish judge to probe Franco era

Judge Garzon is famous for crimes-against-humanity ca A Spanish judge has launched a criminal investigation into the fate of tens of thousands of people who vanished during the civil war and Franco dictatorship. Judge Baltasar Garzon – Spain's top investigating judge – has also ordered several mass graves to be opened. One is believed to(…)

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Acoustic Guitar Boat

Acoustic Guitar Boat

Musician Josh Pyke films the video for his new song 'Make You Happy' in a special boat created to the exact specifications of the Maton acoustic guitar that he performs with, at Rozelle Bay on October 9, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. The track will be the second single released from Pyke's second album 'Chimney's Afire'(…)

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