Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Every dog has his day, but Sir Lancelot -- or at least his carbon copy -- has a second one.
A Boca Raton, Florida, couple paid a California firm $155,000 to clone their beloved Labrador retriever, who died from cancer a year ago. The clone, a 10-week-old puppy dubbed Lancey, was hand-delivered to them earlier this week by Lou Hawthorne, chairman of BioArts International, a biotechnology company.
"One minute with Lancey and you know he's special. He's both extremely aware and very sweet," Hawthorne said in a BioArts statement.
Edgar and Nina Otto said they began thinking about cloning Sir Lancelot about five years ago.
"I said 'Well, you know, it wouldn't hurt to have his DNA frozen,' and that's what we did," Nina Otto told CNN affiliate WPBF.
The Ottos were one of five families to bid and win a BioArts auction for a chance to clone their family dog, according to a BioArts statement. Lancey is the world's first commercially cloned dog, the company said; the Ottos are the first of six current clients to receive their clone.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Seattle-based company says it will keep a fresh pot brewing every 30 minutes in the morning, as usual, but after noon, customers will have to request decaf.
With their current standard of continually brewing decaf after 12 p.m. regardless of demand, Starbucks has seen a high amount of waste."
Isn't something backwards here? If I drink anything with caffine after noon I would be buzzing all night! I must be in the minority! Can you drink regular coffee after noon??????
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
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Friday, January 16, 2009
930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Gallery Hours M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feb. 9 – March 5
A Celebration in Art Quilts
Collected by local quilter Susan Walen & Curated by Mary Staley
Reception: Friday, February 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This show, organized by Susan Walen, includes the work of 60 fiber artists from all across the United States and as far away as Australia. This is a quilt show of amazing diversity -- among the quilters and their art. Our work is in tribute to our new President, in gratitude for the hope and inspiration he has brought us. We present these quilts at an unforgettable moment in our country's history. Many of the participating quilters in this project have had the honor of being interviewed by Karen Musgrave of the Allance for American Quilts. Our stories will be saved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/qsos/). I hope many of you will be able to come to see these quilts. It's a remarkable show, for the art, of course, but equally for the passion and the sense of history described in our Artists' Statements. We hope to produce a book on this show, the proceeds of which will go to scholarship funds at Montgomery College, many of whose students, much like our new President, are self-made people, coming up the hard way. WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US AT THE OPENING RECEPTION. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. SPREAD THE WORD.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
- Obama choice: Labradoodle or a Portuguese water dog
- Sunday, President-elect Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' This Week that the family has narrowed the choice to either a Portuguese water hound or Labradoodle.
- The former is actually known as the Portuguese water dog. It dates back to the 1200s and worked on boats with Portuguese fishermen, according to the website of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America.
- Sen. Ted Kennedy has helped make them famous, returning to the Capitol after brain cancer treatment with his two Portuguese water dogs.
- I WILL STAY WITH YOGI AND ZOEY!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
BY FRIDA GHITIS
Hamas provoked Israel relentlessly until at long last it persuaded Israeli leaders to attack Gaza. Anyone surprised that Israel launched a massive attack has simply not been paying attention. Hamas wanted this war. Maybe not at this precise moment, maybe not with this intensity. But the Iran-backed rulers of Gaza, whose reason for being is to destroy Israel, need war to remain relevant and bolster their popular support.
Hamas gambled, and it may yet obtain everything it wanted from this confrontation. Tragically for the Palestinians living under Hamas rule, they continue to pay the most painful price. Predictably, Israel will be hit not only with the continuing barrage of rockets from Gaza, but also with international condemnation.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
WAVES OF CHANGE “Times Change and we change with them” Latin Proverb quote
America's first black president-elect Barack Obama will modify history and hopefully take the USA in a new, better direction. This is my hope for our country in the next four years! My inspiration for this quilt came from using two different images of his face. Having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past-- allows Barack Obama to build a strong foundation on his current knowledge and build layers of change from the experiences he will encounter in the next four years. I chose to layer the images and frame them with “waves of change” for the future. My dream is that my quilt will inspire people to go after what they want and that change can bring about new direction! President-Elect Barack Obama’s victory has demonstrated that anyone, anywhere in the world, can dream of wanting to change the world. I am very excited to be part of this historical show for Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
PostSecret is a community art project where people release their secrets by anonymously mailing them on a homemade postcard. Frank Warren started PostSecret in November, 2004 and has since received over a hundred and fifty thousand secrets from all over the world. He made a $2,000 donation to The National Hopeline Network 1(800)SUICIDE, a suicide hotline. PostSecret has recently published a book of some of the postcards with some of the proceeds also going to the hotline.The website won two Webby Awards in 2006 and this year was named Weblog of the Year at the Seventh Annual Weblog Awards. The PostSecret project also received a special award from the National Mental Health Association for raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Warren lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.