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08:04 pm: Gloomy Day

We had something between mist and mild rain all through mid-day, but it wasn't enough to worry about getting wet. After I left Luke's funeral, I stopped at a place that has a good small steak & cheese sandwich and then headed on home. I read the front pages of the paper's sections and put them in order, then put the dishes in the sink and on the counter into the dishwasher. I got a little dizzy while I did that, and was dizzy going to the desk, so I just pulled the shades down and went to the bedroom and had a two-hour nap. I think the dizziness is gone.

A young woman was missing for six months and the police won't be able to find her body, but they do now have the people who beat, crushed, and throttled her. Their attorneys say that since they're intelligent teens, they should be released to a high-intensity program. I think they should go to jail.

A fascinating report and chart on how countries are changing with weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.

A poor bald eagle was feasting on a deer carcass on the rail tracks, didn't heed Amtrak's horn fast enough, and finished the journey stuck to the front of the engine. This is really too bad. But an eagle coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seems to think that if another train hits an eagle, it will be the engineer's fault.

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Date:February 6th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm wondering what the evidence is in that murder case. It might be all confessions, which I'd call pretty dubious.
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Date:February 6th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
There isn't any evidence in the newspapers yet -- sometimes the prosecutors like to keep that secret until the trial. For example, they hurt her in many places in the apartment so there might be large amoounts of blood, but it isn't being talked about now.
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Date:February 7th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
The people at the eagle rescue center said that the problem with bald eagles is that they are at the top of the food chain, so they don't see the need to get out of anybody's way; whereas people expect birds to fly away if approached. One of the eagles they had there had been hit by a car while eating a deer carcass. I blame the car driver a lot more than I blame the engine driver.

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Date:February 7th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
The engines have hit people and cars that have gotten stuck on the tracks. I can't see that they can be responsible for eagles.

(The engine will slow down if it can -- know soon enough, slow fast enough without hurting the passengers, can handle rail changes -- but it can't always.)
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