Saturday, February 28, 2009

CHULA VISTA (AP) -- Police in Chula Vista say they arrested a robbery suspect when he showed up to take a test to become a police officer.

Forty-year-old Romeo Montillano was arrested on Wednesday and booked into San Diego County jail.
A police spokesman says Montillano was sought in connection with a December robbery at a Chula Vista Kmart where a man took a TV and other items, then beat up store employees who confronted him.

A short time later, investigators learned Montillano had signed up to take the February police officer's examination. Police managed to call Montillano, who was in Las Vegas but promised to show for the test. He missed an orientation for applicants but did show up test day and signed in. Montillano was arrested for investigation of robbery and other crimes.

Police say as Montillano was being arrested, he asked whether he could still take the police exam or reapply at some later date. He was told 'no.'

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Julia Stiles who turns 28 years old today. Julia O'Hara Stiles was born in New York City, New York. Julia graduated from Columbia University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in English literature.

Julia is probably best know for her role as "Nicki Parsons" in the three "Bourne Identity" films with Matt Damon. She started her career with small parts as the daughter of Harrison Ford in "The Devil's Own" and with Jude Law in "I love You, I Love You Not".

Julia has performed on stage in "The Vagina Monologues" and "Twelfth Night".

Julia is a big New York Mets baseball fan and once threw out the first pitch at one of their games.

Supporters of programs to provide legal marijuana to patients with painful medical conditions are celebrating Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement this week that the Drug Enforcement Administration would end its raids on state-approved marijuana dispensaries.

LONDON (Reuters) – Irish carrier Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline, might start charging passengers for using the toilet while flying, chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday.

"One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound to spend a penny in future," he told BBC television.

He said this would not inconvenience passengers travelling without cash. "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound."

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

George Harrison, lead guitarist for "The Beatles", would have been 66 years old today. George died of lung cancer in Hollywood, California.

"The Quiet Beatle"

02/25/1943 to 11/29/01

Took some photos from my son Scott's Facebook page.

Monday, February 23, 2009

There was a young parson of Goering,

Who made a small hole in the flooring;

He lined it all round,

Then laid on the ground,

And declared it was cheaper than whoring.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

AP Associated Press

Brazilian carnival queen Viviane Castro parades with an image depicting President Barack Obama painted on her left leg during carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. Castro's stomach reads in Portuguese "for sale," a message she said represented the sale of Brazil's Amazon to the U.S.
I found these photos on my son Brian's facebook page.

Brian and his fiance, Sirana. They will be married May 1st of this year.

My grandson, Ethan.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

DOW at lowest point in five years.

Opened an account with today. Come and be my friend.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Major league baseball players are starting to report to spring training. Yeah!!! NBC Sports has made the following predictions for the up-coming season. We'll see.

Al East
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles

Al Central
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox

Al West
L.A. Angeles of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners

NL East
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals

NL Central
Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres
2nd anual National Underwear Day
Brasilia, Brazil
February 17, 2009

Twenty seven half-naked models took over the streets of Brasília yesterday in the afternoon to celebrate the second annual National Underwear Day, organized by fashion website Finnissimo.

The hell with President's Day. This is a national holiday!!!

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to Vanna White who turns 52 years old today. Vanna Marie Rosich was born in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After graduating from high school, Vanna moved to Atlanta Georgia where she studied fashion at the Atlanta School of Fashion and worked as a model.

Vanna acted is a couple of films including "Looker" and "Graduation Day". In 1982, Vanna was chosen from over 200 applicants to join Pat Sajak on the game show "Wheel of Fortune" and the rest, as they say, is history.

Vanna is busy away from "Wheel" as well. She has a line of clothing, a fitness video, and other photo obligations. Vanna has two children, Nicholas and Giovanna, from her previous marriage to restaurateur George Santos Pietro.