May 13, 2004

This and That

No one who knew Fern Holland was surprised when she went to Iraq. Read this moving tribute to Ms. Holland, who died in Iraq on March 9. [Requires free Registration]
Robert Zangas was killed that day, also.

A passenger on a Qantas Airways flight from Melbourne to Wellington found a live frog in her greens. The one-inch Australian whistling tree frog didn't get a chance to hop away. The woman plunked the lid back on her meal preventing any escape.
"I'm afraid the frog was euthanized" in a freezer, service general manager Fergus Small told National Radio.
Quarantine officials made a check of the airplane "but no other frogs were detected," he said. Qantas said Tuesday it has changed its lettuce supplier.
And well they should.

After a European heat wave last summer, melting ice revealed a large structure measuring about 45 feet high, 75 feet wide and up to 450 feet long on the upper slopes of eastern Turkey's Mount Ararat. Satellite pictures have helped in pinpointing the object's exact location. According to biblical stories, Noah's Ark came to rest on that very mountain after the great flood

Shane Hamman is a name to watch for at the 2004 Olympics.

Discovering Lewis and Clark® is amazing. Its centerpiece is a nineteen-part synopsis of the expedition's story by historian Harry W. Fritz, illustrated with selections from the journals of the expedition, photographs, maps, animated graphics, moving pictures, and sound files. You can navigate through it by using the "Discovery Paths" or the "Journal Excerpts" menus, or through the interactive map which is accessible from the following page. The word-search utility can be used to find references anywhere in the text.

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