Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Good Vibes, Bad Vibes: Obama's First 72 Hours

"No matter who we voted for in the presidential election, many of us—perhaps most of us—felt a patriotic pride in seeing America’s first African American president take the oath of office. As Peggy Noonan wrote in the Wall Street Journal, 'There was a low-key patriotic fervor” on Inauguration Day, and as Obama was sworn in, children who were watching “must have picked up this: Anything is possible in America.'”

Read Chuck Colson's full commentary here."

Bats' surprising behavior

"Researcher finds their health is more apt to take wing if they live under bridges than in caves, and they handle the stress of noise just fine after awhile."

Home in on the rest of the story here.

The eighth baby was the surprise

"A team of 46 doctors, nurses and surgical assistants at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center meticulously planned the births for weeks. As the date approached, they held two practice runs. They didn't want any surprises. But they got one anyway Monday morning when it came time for the delivery."

Click here to read about the historic delivery.

Ballet company's performances at NOCCA will have an international flavor

"On his previous visit to New Orleans, as a dancer with the legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Benoit Swan-Pouffer broke his foot on stage and continued to dance."

Leap into the rest of the story here.

A new page of bicycle racing history

"The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race begins in Sacramento Feb. 14, featuring some of the world's best teams and riders, including Lance Armstrong. A new Web page dedicated to race coverage includes, among other features, an interactive contest for picking winning times."

Race over to check out the information here.

In Orange County of the 1950s, a lifelong friendship began

"It is possible, of course, for friendships to be eternal. Who can say whether it's chemistry or karma or some magic combination of the two, but when you have one, you know it. Doesn't have to be defined or explained, it's just something belonging to you and someone else that can't be sold or traded away."

Follow the friendship here.

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