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DLD 8-8-07: not MORE on him...

Welcome to August 8th, 2007. On this day in...

1908 - Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It's the Wright Brothers' first public flight and the French public goes wild.
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1974 - Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.
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1988 - The lights are turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games

Barry Bonds anyone?

Just in case you've been living under a rock, Barry Bonds hit 756 yesterday.

I thought it was funny that the baseball was caught by a dude from New York (Mets fan) who was in San Francisco on a layover on his way to Australia.

And at least Barry Zito was happy they weren't talking about his mediocre start.

There. No more now.

In other news...

Airline asks, 'Is that a monkey in your ponytail?'

Apparently, a man hid a monkey in his hair.

A passenger who originally departed from Lima, Peru, and connected in Fort Lauderdale had been hiding the small monkey in his ponytail, under his hat, according to Spirit Airlines spokeswoman Alison Russell.

During the flight, the monkey crawled out of its hiding spot, forcing the owner to hold it in his hands, where the unexpected visitor was soon spotted by fellow passengers and crew members, Russell said.

That's really pretty funny.

A-Rod plunked, Clemens tossed, but Yankees still roll

Rodriguez was hit on his left leg by a pitch from Toronto's Josh Towers during the New York Yankees' 9-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night, and Clemens plunked Alex Rios in the middle of his back.

Benches and bullpens emptied twice after Rodriguez was hit in the third inning. Clemens and Yankees manager Joe Torre were ejected by plate umpire Angel Hernandez after Rios was hit by the first pitch of the seventh. Clemens and Torre likely will be suspended.

In a way, I wish we had that kind of excitement in an A's game. Blah.

Wrongfully deported California man found

A U.S. citizen who was wrongly deported in May was found at a border crossing and could be reunited with his family soon, an American Civil Liberties Union spokesman said Tuesday.

Pedro Guzman, 29, has been in Los Angeles County sheriff’s custody since being detained over the weekend in Calexico, just across the border from Mexicali, Mexico, ACLU Southern California spokesman Michael Soller said.

He was expected to attend a hearing Tuesday where he could be released to his family, Soller said.

I laughed for about an hour after I read this for more reasons that one. My friends always joke about me getting deported because I'm Mexican, and they're always like, "Too bad you were born here." They're gonna have a field day when they find out.

Release of Anna Nicole Tape Blocked

judge has issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the release of a 1994 videotape documenting a breast augmentation surgery for Anna Nicole Smith.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff granted the order Friday at the request of Smith's former attorney and executor of her will, Howard K. Stern. The injunction prevents the sale, distribution or dissemination of the videotape.

In court documents, first obtained by CelebTV.com, Stern accused Gerald Wayne Johnson, the Texas doctor who performed the surgery, of sending a tape showing the procedure to Thomas Riccio, a Los Angeles-based memorabilia dealer. Stern claims the surgery was taped without the former model's consent.

Go go Anna!!! Even though she's gone, she's still here.

Woman's ashes sold at yard sale

A New York state woman who was quick with the bargains at her rummage sale mistakenly accepted 50 cents for a ceramic turtle with the ashes of her husband's previous wife inside.

Now, Anita Lewis is desperately searching for the buyer who said she planned to use the urn as a cookie jar.

How effed up is that??

Pencil lodged in woman's head for 55 years

woman who had a pencil lodged in her head for 55 years after a childhood accident has finally had most of it removed, which should end her chronic headaches and nosebleeds, her doctor said Tuesday.

Margaret Wegner was 4 when she fell while carrying the 3.15-inch pencil, which went through her cheek and into her brain.

"It bored right through the skin and disappeared into my head," Wegner, now 59, told Germany’s best-selling newspaper, Bild. "It hurt like crazy."

Oh dear Albert Pujols...

Anyway, dump. I know I won't be hearing much of anything since I'm in the city all day, so let's talk :)

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