California Department of Finance chart
Friday, June 30, 2006
California Department of Finance chart
Australia has a vested interest in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the military tribunals were illegal under both U.S. and international law.
You never know what you'll find at the curb.
While jogging one morning I came upon $500, unclaimed, right there on the sidewalk.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Fifty years ago today, on June 29, 1956, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower signed a law that dramatically changed the future of America. It called for the creation of the Interstate Highway System -- a vast network of high-speed expressways, criss-crossing the nation. Later in 1956, the first spade of dirt was turned in rural Missouri. This interconnecting ribbon of concrete is now seen as a blessing by some -- and a curse by others.
The Clay Committee presents its report with recommendations concerning the financing of a national interstate highway network to President Eisenhower on Jan. 11, 1955. Standing behind the president are (from left) Gen. Lucius Clay, Frank Turner, Steve Betchel, Sloan Colt, William Roberts, and Dave Beck.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
On June 20, Geffen Records released the new album by 27-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. She describes Loose as more R&B flavored than her previous two albums. Nelly recorded most of the collection in Miami with producer Timbaland. Its debut single, "Maneater," recently became her first Number One hit on the U.K. download sales chart. Nelly will promote Loose on a 20-date North American club tour, which begins on July 7 in Montreal.
Monday, June 26, 2006
The world's second wealthiest person, investor Warren Buffett, has announced he will give the bulk of his $44 billion fortune to a foundation run by the world's richest man, computer tycoon Bill Gates and his wife Melinda.
Photo courtesy the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, New York City, June 26
Nathaniel Nguyen, left, and Jeff Bogess are national champions in Duo.
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The telescope revolutionized astronomy with its stunning pictures of the universe. It has three separate electronic cameras and a collection of filters and light dispersers that are used to photograph distant celestial objects.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Archeologists have identified what might be the world's oldest known jewelry. It consists of 100,000-year-old shells from the Middle East with holes bored in their centers. If the shells were used as beads for personal decoration, it means symbolic human thinking and the first signs of culture are much older than previously thought.
Nassarius gibbosulus shell
Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the barcode. Barcodes are the symbols that appear on goods in 155 countries that help clerks speed customer purchases, and help companies keep track of inventory.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Seventeen years old and full of passion, Katie Reed grew up in a highly educated, globally aware community in the state of Oregon, in America's Pacific Northwest. The high school she attends offers students what is known as an "International Baccalaureate Program." That means the curriculum was designed to be acceptable to any university around the world.
Oregon teen philanthropist Katie Reed raised funds to support a sister school program in Uganda
Friday, June 23, 2006
A panel of scientists says evidence of global warming is clear. They say the last few decades have been warmer than any comparable period in the past several hundred years. Scientists believe the warming trend is also to blame for the harsh hurricane season in the North Atlantic last year.
Pop-culture fads come and go. Experts say fads have different shapes and sizes. Yet, they are quite similar in their life cycle. They catch on fast, then quickly fade away. And while some fads are harmless and fun to adopt, others can be costly and even dangerous when they come as the next hot novelty in management, education, science or medicine.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Ivory Coast beats Serbia and Montenegro 3-2 in Group C
Argentina and Netherlands play 0-0 stalemate in Group C
Angola draw 1-1 with Iran in Group D
A cable from the U.S. ambassador in Iraq to the State Department says Iraqis employed at the American Embassy in Baghdad live in fear that they will be unmasked as working for Americans. The message was leaked to the Washington Post newspaper. The newspaper says the cable is at odds with the more upbeat public assessments by administration officials.
U.S. forces secure an Iraq street after an improvised explosive device detonated in Baghdad earlier this year. Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Reynaldo Ramon
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
A heated debate is shaping up in Washington about a concept some activists are calling Internet network neutrality, known more popularly as net neutrality. At issue are calls for the U.S. government to regulate the Internet, and, in effect, opponents say, determine which companies get bigger shares of the profits.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Humanitarian access in Darfur has been severely hindered by fighting among rebel factions in the region, top U.N. humanitarian coordinator Manuel Aranda da Silva said on Monday.
Ardamata Camp - Sorghum Distribution: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ardamata camp outside of Geneina in West Darfur receive sorghum provided by USAID through WFP.Photo credit: USAID
An anonymous bidder paid nearly $17.4 million on Flag Day for four rare flags from the American Revolution, captured by a British officer in 1779-80 and put up for auction by one of his direct descendants 225 years later.
This painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds shows the British hero Colonel Banastre Tarleton with the captured, and now auctioned, American battle flags heaped at this feet.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
c. 1776 Oil on canvas, 82 x 65 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Pennantfish, Pyramid and Milletseed Butterflyfish at Rapture Reef on French Frigate Shoals of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Monday, June 12, 2006
Click here to read On the Nature of Things, free from Project Gutenberg
Friday, June 09, 2006
Soldiers examine the rubble of the house where Zarqawi died.U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Mott, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Over the past year, the number of thefts on campus have reached staggering numbers, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of iPods, digital cameras, cell phones and electronic games such as game boy advance and the play station portable, being favorite targets.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
James Logan High School biology teacher Sue Hinojoza has won a $290,000 grant from the California Department of Education to develop a biotechnology academy at the school.
Linda Chew of Cabello Elementary was named the District's Teacher of the Year and Gina Pacaldo of Emanuele Elementary was named Classified Employee of the Year at Tuesday night's meeting of the Board of Education.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise by Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Class of 2006’s final finals finally end Thursday, when seniors who missed the regularly scheduled finals that started off with examinations scheduled in Language Arts, Science, and the Visual and Performing Arts last Thursday complete make-up tests.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Art Teacher Peter Kolesnikov receives his meal at the Puente lunch.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
The yearbooks are finally coming out. The seniors will be able to pick up their yearbooks on Monday near the activities office on Colt Court after school, while everyone else can pick up their yearbooks on Tuesday.
More than 100 boxes of yearbooks, which were trucked to Logan on Wednesday, are currently stored in Jerry Ortega's supply room.
Friday, June 02, 2006
Students lined up for food and fun at Language Arts Teacher Tim Campbell's annual class reunion.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Photos by Fariel Ali
Outside the James Logan pool complex Wednesday, a pile of soggy cardboard and duct tape paid silent tribute to the foundered plans for victory devised by Logan students, while in the pool more durable boats and their crews battled for supremacy in the annual cardboard boat races.
Eventual winners Jorge Hernandez, Gabriel Leonetti and Ghufran Nawabi paddle for the victory in a semifinal race