IN THE NEWS: They are reporting 90% of Afghanis are registered to vote. Wow, these people really seem to want freedom and the benefits thereof. It is great to see a nation become a democracy. I bet 90% will vote too. I wish Americans were as grateful for their freedom.
I also saw that Iraq sent 29 great athletes to the Olympics in Athens. They will be competing without fear of Saddam and the evil we know that was imposed on them for losing in the past. Take time to read the interviews with some of these athletes, you will be amazed at their story.
The terror alert has drawn some criticism from people saying it is politically motivated and the info was three years old. All I will say is that the first trade center bombing was in 1993, and then 9/11/2001. How long was the threat alive for this? To me, any threat must be reported. We can not take a chance. How soon people forget. Sad.
MOVING ON: Lon Savage- Author who wrote "Thunder in the Mountains: A History of the West Virginia Mine Wars 1920-21," (which served in 1987 as a resource for the movie "Matewan") a book about the mining wars between miners and coal companies, which he learned about from his father and weren't mentioned in many West Virginian history books, died at age 75 on July 27 at his home in Salem, Virginia of unknown causes. I read this book and saw the movie Matewan. If you haven’t read about the war between the coal companies and miners, you should as it will move and chill you!
Frances Crick- Biologist credited with deciphering the structure of the DNA molecule, one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last 100 years, who in 1953 with partner James Watson and the use of X-ray crystallography, figured out the structure of the molecule that functions as the blueprint for life on Earth, the discovery of which has led to the manipulation of the genetic code and the rise of biotechnology and genetic engineering, died July 28 of colon cancer at a hospital in San Diego at the age of 88. Think what we owe this man. His discoveries will help science for many years to come. Godbless