Palm Beach County metro report
WEST PALM BEACH – A Boca Raton couple, upset that their son lost most of the vision in one eye while participating in a game of “catching arrows” shot from a bow at a city church on Tuesday sued the Above and Beyond Community Church and the pastor they said supervised the game. Robert and Sharon Opkins claim in the lawsuit, filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, that the Rev. Kenneth Mahan was negligent in allowing their then-14-year-old son, Jordan, to participate. The game was part of an evening in October of extreme sporting activities held at the Baptist church on Sweetwater Road. The Opkinses are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. Thanks Jeff Ullian for finding this Police Blotter gem.
Welcome to SoundJunction
If you are interested in Music, you’ve got to check-out this amazing site.
The SoundJunction website’s all about music. You can take music apart and find out how it works, create music yourself, find out how other people make music and how they perform it, you can find out about musical instruments, and look at the backgrounds to different musical styles.
Discovering Antarctica – teaching and learning resources on Antarctica
The Brits have put together this web-site on the Antarctic. It’s chuck full of videos and pictures of the most inhospitable place on the planet.
ARTSEDGE: Playing with Shadows: An Introduction to Shadow Puppetry
We’ve all seen the shadow of someone’s fingers projected in the shape of a rabbit head. In China it developed into a Performance Art form. Here is how it’s done.
HowStuffWorks – Learn how Everything Works!
If you haven’t already been to this site, it’s worth a visit to learn, as an example how a hologram or Car Wash work.. Recently they’ve added videos.
BP – Carbon Calculator
The carbon calculator provides a simple guide to your household carbon footprint based upon key features of your home, your personal energy use profile, your use of green technologies and your transport profile.
A household carbon footprint is the quantity of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere as a result of household energy use, transportation and waste disposal in one year. Click on the BP Carbon Calculator link to determine yours.
“Is there no safe haven for President Bush? It happened midway through his news conference in the Rose Garden yesterday morning, in between his 10th and 11th mentions of al-Qaeda: A bird flew over the president and deposited a wet, white dropping on the upper left sleeve of his jacket. Bush wiped the mess off with his bare hand.”
Watch Video after an ad. Thanx Adam Brown.
The caption on the photo read, “The President encountered dissent from the avian-American community.”
Cars: 10 Confessions Of A Progressive Insurance Rep – Consumerist
A former Progressive car insurance customer service rep has stepped forward into the light to give us the low-down on how his ex-employer works:
Amazing video of a battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Thanks to Randy Marks.
Report Summary: Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream
The first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans finds them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.
Relatively few Muslim Americans believe the U.S.-led war on terror is a sincere effort to reduce terrorism, and many doubt that Arabs were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Just 40% of Muslim Americans say groups of Arabs carried out those attacks.
An earlier Pew survey in the rest of the Muslim world found much higher levels of disbelief. In the U.S. survey, the more educated the Muslim respondents the less likely they were to believe Osama’s claim for 9/11, while the more religious the respondent the more likely not to believe in Arab involvement (or if they are Rosie O’Donnell fans). Click on the Report summary list and from a link on that page you can download the whole report.
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