Island News — July 19, 2006

Indoor team might put Clarett back on field

Maurice Clarett is expected to sign a contract to play for the Mahoning Valley Hitmen, one of four teams in the firstyear Eastern Indoor Football League. “I’ve never seen a player this excited at this level of play,” Terry said of Clarett. “This isn’t a runner’s league. It’s a passer’s league. And (Clarett) is going to try to make it on the ground.”

A Rare Moment in Washington
Fox News

The Bush administration is trying to hold off international pressure for an immediate halt to the Israeli assault in southern Lebanon, apparently to allow Israel a short window to do as much damage as possible to the Hezbollah guerrillas. “You’ve got a rare moment in Washington where there is sort of bipartisan consensus that the Israelis have the right to do whatever it takes to end this threat.”

Scientists Doubt Finding Noah’s Ark
Persian Journal

What needs to be documented in this case are preserved, human-made joints, such as scarf, mortice and tenon, or even just pegged boards. I see none of this in the pictures. It’s all very unconvincing,” Spicer said. Bridge, the Oxford timber specialist, points out that it would also be impossible for a boat to run aground at 13,000 feet. “If you put all the water in the world together, melting both the ice caps and all the glaciers, you still wouldn’t reach anywhere near the top of the mountain,” he said.

Does the Ark Prove God Exists?
Houston Chronicle

That is really the hope that many people have. If they can somehow prove that the artifacts recovered are indeed Noah’s Ark then that will prove that the Bible is truth. No more, it’s true because I feel it’s true, or it’s true because it says it’s true, but actually proof that the Bible is not just another Aesop’s Fables.

Hokey Hero Spoofs, It’s … Chickenman?

For more than a decade, radio existed without a true super-hero. One by one, the demigods of yore -Superman, The Green Hornet, Batman and Robin, Captain Midnight, The Lone Ranger deserted the airwaves in the late ’40s and early 50’s forcing their followers to turn to such mundane sources as the comic books for the latest exploits in crime-fighting. On into the ’60’s, radio drifted in a hero-less limbo. And then . . . a daring new anti-hero hero rose like a phoenix over crime-infested Midland City (pop. 7,043). The new champion of justice was none other than “Chickenman – the most fantastic crime fighter the world has ever known – and he arrived on the scene resplendent in his rented, feathered, zippered suit to fight crime and/or evil.”

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2 thoughts on “Island News — July 19, 2006

  1. Doug

    Back in the late ’60’s into the early ’70’s, there was a TV cartoon called “Super Chicken”. Here’s the website:

    If you want to hear the “Super Chicken” song, go to this website, and click on “Super Chicken Theme Song (full version)”. You can find it here:

    The Super Chicken Theme Lyrics:

    “When you find yourself in danger,

    When you’re threatened by a stranger,

    When it looks like you will take a lickin’,

    (puk, puk, puk, puk)

    There is someone waiting,

    Who will hurry up and rescue you,

    just Call for Super Chicken!

    (puk, ack!)

    Fred, if you’re afraid you’ll have to overlook it,

    Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it

    (puk, ack!)

    He will drink his super sauce

    And throw the bad guys for a loss

    And he will bring them in alive and kickin’

    (puk, puk, puk, puk)

    There is one thing you should learn

    When there is no one else to turn to

    Call for Super Chicken!

    (puk, puk, puk, puk)

    Call for Super Chicken!

    (puk, ack!)”

    I loved that cartoon.

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