Daily Archives: July 13, 2002

Explosion in Pakistan Injures 13 (washingtonpost.c…

Explosion in Pakistan Injures 13 (washingtonpost.com)

Mostly German tourists. It’s the third explosion that’s injured or killed foreigners in Pakistan since March, and I wonder if they’re being targeted.

Nile virus in northern part of state Well, it’s…

Nile virus in northern part of state

Well, it’s been there, and in the southern part of state, but not in the central part of the state where I am. I’m sure we’re safe, but I’m staying indoors for the rest of the summer just in case.

Few mothers aware law allows them to leave unwante…

Few mothers aware law allows them to leave unwanted newborns with hospitals

Huh. The law allows for anonymous dropoffs at hospitals. I don’t know how I feel about that, but it’s better than what some desperate mothers try to pull.

State keeps snakehead fish away Finally, a loca…

State keeps snakehead fish away

Finally, a local angle! Alabama conservation officers discovered the importation 200 Dreaded Chinese Snakehead Walking Fish back in November. 24 pet store owners faced the oh-so-stiff fine of $50 for selling them; I can’t tell if anyone faced penalties for bringing them into the state illegally. Alabama is a pretty river-intensive state, and there’s a significant sport-fishing industry, so they were kind of concerned aboutthe possibility of a ravenous predator eating all the bass.

Fulton firefighters inspire line of action figures…

Fulton firefighters inspire line of action figures

Hey, this is kind of neat. A Georgia company is releasing what it calls the “Local Heroes” line of action figures, starting with three Atlanta-area firefighters.

Reuters Wire | 07/13/2002 | Hizbollah leader says …

Reuters Wire | 07/13/2002 | Hizbollah leader says group not linked to Al Qaeda

Well, that’s a relief. I wouldn’t want to think Hezbollah was linked to terrorists or anything… Actually, it’s kind of interesting. Even terrorists don’t want to have anything to do with Osama now.

Dinsdale? Suburban Britain roused in defence of…

Dinsdale?

Suburban Britain roused in defence of 5,000 hedgehogs

The Brits love hedgehogs. The Scottish government wants to kill off the hedgehogs of the Outer Hebrides to protect the birds living there. Animal rights enthusiasts want to capture them and move them to England to hunt slugs. (Really.)


“We have an army of volunteers willing to travel to the islands to pick up the animals and transport them back to the mainland,” Les Stocker of St Tiggywinkles said.

St. Tiggywinkles?