Island News — August 24, 2006

Katie’s in Kindergarten

Our daughter Katie started school Monday. She is now a happy kidergarten student at Mentor Christian School. She seems to enjoy her classwork but is still learning to be quiet during nap time. My office window overlooks the playground. So, I’m able to see her curly red hair bouncing around during recess.

Once Muslim, Now Christian and Caught in the Courts

“A leading Malaysian civil rights lawyer, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, who is Muslim, has advocated for Lina Joy, a Malay who converted from Islam to Christianity and now wants to marry. Under Malaysian law, ethnic Malays are Muslim, and need permission from an Islamic court to marry. Those challenging this contention have received death threats.”

Israel invests in nuclear capable subs

“Given Israel’s small size, the Iranians could theoretically wipe it out with a handful of nuclear weapons in a surprise missile strike. Submarines, however, give Israel a second-strike capability. If Israel is attacked with nuclear weapons, the submarines would still be able to destroy Tehran and much else. For all of Iran’s religious militancy, few observers believe it is inclined towards national suicide.”

Pluto is officially no longer a planet

“Leading astronomers have approved historic new planet guidelines at a meeting in the Czech republic. After a week of clashing in Prague over the essence of the cosmos, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930. The number of planets in our solar system has now downsized from nine to eight.”

Mystery Car VI

“What car had three wheels, an air cooled, four cylinder engine, a front wheel drive transaxle, and averaged over 45 mpg in 1937?”

After posting five Mystery Car quizzes at Isle Kerguelen, new articles will now appear at a blog dedicated to automobile trivia. While the latest quiz is posted at My Saab Story, I will provide occasional links in the Island News reports.


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