September 10th, 2004

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Firstly -- CBS is the brunt of the joke again: 1972 Email Casts Doubt on Bush Guard Service (Here's the real story thanks to PowerLine.)

Secondly, I'm on page 14 of my Hereafter redux! 7,400 words. Small beans compared to things I've written in SG fandom, obviously, but not too shabby for a new fandom. Bruce and Diana have been yakking for the last two pages, though, so I'm going to need to shut them up soon. I'm trying to attain a certain cuteness level without descending into ooc mushiness, and I'm too close to it now to tell if I've been successful, but generally I'm happy.
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Homework help!

Ok guys... help me out here.

What are some types of places you could take kids (any grade from K-8) on a science-themed field trip that isn't a science museum, per se?

*looks pitiful*
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The day before

On a Tuesday morning in September three years ago, four planes separated nearly 3,000 people from their loved ones. They also separated life into "before" and "after." The "after" is a dangerous, delicate work in progress. But do you remember before?

Sept. 10, 2001. Cloudless skies welcome the sun to the East Coast at 6:32 a.m. This Monday looks to be a beautiful late summer day; however, Tuesday might see some storms and clouds as a hurricane is approaching. The worst of Hurricane Erin is out at sea and will remain there, but rough weather still is expected along the New Jersey coast later today or early tomorrow.

Not that people are all that focused on the weather.

The gossip around the water coolers this morning revolves around the latest about California congressman Gary Condit and missing intern Chandra Levy; the U.S. Open final match Saturday between sisters Venus and Serena Williams; Michael Jordan's possible return - again - to the NBA; tomorrow's release of Bob Dylan's 43rd album, "Love and Theft"; and the summertime paranoia about shark attacks, "killer mold" and dangerous roller coaster rides.

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Thanks for the homework help, everyone. I really appreciate it.

Via Right Thinking: Now this is a hero.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A reservist who lost his right arm in a roadside bombing in Iraq re-enlisted in the Army on the same day he received a Bronze Star for his service.

Sgt. Chuck Bartles, 26, raised his prosthetic right arm with his left hand as he took an oath Thursday during a re-enlistment ceremony at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

Bartles was injured when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb last year. One soldier died and two others were injured in the attack. Bartles' right arm was shattered and had to be removed above the elbow.

"I'm not bitter at all," he said. "I've been in the military my whole adult life, and I really enjoy it."

Amputees are usually given medical discharges, but Bartles twice appealed to officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Satisfied that he could perform his duties, they agreed to let him re-enlist.

Bartles' commander visited him at a hospital in Iraq the day after his amputation and praised his positive attitude.

"He was already talking about learning how to shoot left-handed because he didn't want to miss the deer season," said Lt. Col. James Suriano, commander of the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion.

Bartles, who is studying Russian and Eastern European studies at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, has been in the military reserves for eight years. He began in the Marines but switched to the Army three years ago to pursue language studies.
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