Friday, January 18, 2008
"'He's really a nice young man, he's humble, he's hard-working, he was a good student and worked hard to get the job he did,' said attorney Michael Colich. 'Nobody's been willing to look at what good things he's done in his life and what good things he'll do in his life.'
"At the time of the crime, Scott Clark was an auditor with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has since been terminated.
"While pleading guilty to felony animal cruelty, Clark told Ramsey County District Judge Margaret Marrinan he was 'extremely sorry' and had never hurt an animal before.
"Marrinan said it appeared Clark, 26, had 'a substantial amount to drink' before the incident. He will be sentenced next month, the newspaper reported."
- AP: Man apologizes for killing hotel's duck -
"I just had the weirdest thought watching the Las Vegas debate. The three remaining candidates all more or less agree with one another on policy, are all superstars in their own right, but have very different styles. Tonight they look as if they are all even having a bit of fun. They are like the three core members of the rat pack.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"Tell me if this sounds too good to be true - a car that can be filled up for $3, can go 125 miles between fill-ups, and is non-polluting. That's what we could see as a result of a new partnership between French company MDI, and Tata Motors. Tata is the company that is about to launch a $2,500 car.
"This particular marvel of efficiency will be called the Mini CAT, and it will achieve such efficiency because it will be powered by compressed air. This is no amateur show, either - the car is designed by a former Formula One engineer (though I doubt it will go that fast).
"Additional power beyond the compressed air is captured using brake power recovery. This seems like a bit of a dream, but the cars will reportedly start to appear in India and Europe later this year at a cost of around $7,000. Not bad. The granola set will be thrilled with this car, and even happier about a plan for future models - a body made out of varnished hemp."
- T.O. Whenham : A compressed air car? Could be here sooner than you would think -