Monday, June 27, 2011

Manic Monday: the Dodgers go bankrupt and other stuff…

Good Morning Humboldt County!

Pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee or team with me as we take a quick glance at what’s happening in the world around us:

The Dodgers file for bankruptcy

A mere three days before the payroll comes due — payroll that Frank McCourt can’t meet — the Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy, reports Richard Sandomir. With that, the legal game begins.

Image: "Thriller" jacket

Michael Jackson 'Thriller' jacket sells for $1.8 million

A famed black-and-red calfskin jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the classic "Thriller" video has sold at auction for $1.8 million. I don’t know who these people are that can pay a king’s ransom for stuff like this.

Just a couple days ago the only known existing photo of Billy The Kid sold for $2 million dollars. That’s a lot of cash for just a photo.

We may be in a prolonged recession…but that’s not stopping the super rich from changing their costly collecting habits. This outrageous waste of money is par for the course when your rich and bored.

Image: An aerial view of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in eastern Nebraska, surrounded by Missouri River flood waters

Nebraska nuclear plant safe despite flooding, officials say

Floodwater seeping into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on the banks of the Missouri River is not a safety risk, officials said Monday.


Coming Next Sunday in As It Stands – “Oh say Can You See – a Nuclear Free Country?”


Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said that seepage was expected at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and that pumps were handling the problem.

Flooding remains a concern all along the Missouri because of massive amounts of water the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released from upstream reservoirs. The river is expected to rise as much as 5 to 7 feet above flood stage in much of Nebraska and Iowa and as much as 10 feet over flood stage in parts of Missouri.

It’s time to get on with the day. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon. Time for me to head on down the road…

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