Monday, June 28, 2004

Upstate Economics Can Be Fun...

The Greenville Chamber Small Business Event last week hosted Dr. Bruce Yandle, Professor of Economics Emeritus at Clemson University and Director of the Strom Thurmond Institute Economic Outlook Project. Dr. Yandle spoke on the subject of the Upstate's economy. He used a lot of impressive charts and a goodly dose of humour to explain that South Carolina's economy is heating up even if it is a bit behind the nation as a whole. He also pointed out that the Upstate's economy was more in line with the nation than the state at large. For the price of a business card, Dr. Yandle offered to send a link to his quarterly newsletter. If knowing how your economy is working is of interest to you, the link is below.

Dr. Yandle's May 2004 Newsletter

Expect a Cingular-Cialis merger...

Scientists report that carrying a mobile phone on your belt could cut sperm count by 30 percent. What happens if you carry two?

qv: Yahoo! News - Mobiles Phones May Damage Sperm?

Greenville County Deputies Find 50th Meth Lab This Year

A tip from a neighbor led Greenville County deputies to their 50th methamphetamine lab this year.

Wow! Not only is this twice the number found since this time last year, but at this rate, deputies are likely to investigate over 100 meth labs in Greenville county this year. That's two a week!

qv: TheCarolinaChannel.com

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

If Election Held Today - Kerry To Win 296 to 242... via Zogby

If Election Held Today - Kerry To Win 296 to 242, New Zogby Interactive Presidential Battleground Poll Reveals
Zogby News!

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Venus makes pass at the Sun: Astronomers ogle first transit since 1882.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2004 the planet Venus will appear to cross the surface of the sun. Good news for those of us on the East Coast of the US.... At sunrise we will be able to watch the transit in progress. Don't look directly at the Sun, check out the article in Nature on how to view the event safely.

Venus makes pass at the Sun: Astronomers ogle first transit since 1882.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

South Carolina Voters To Decide Future Of Minibottles

Finally, we will get to vote on minibottles. This has been an issue for 20 years that I can remember. You can't order a decent adult cocktail in South Carolina because of our minibottles. Bartenders have been as flexible as they can be within the limitation, but if we get to go to liquour by the pour, we can actually order drinks that are mixed to their proper proportions. This will make some bar owners nervous, of course, but it sure would be nice to be able to order an Aviation and get the real thing.

Yahoo! News - Voters To Decide Future Of Minibottles In November

The Thermochemical Joy of Cooking

My favorite TV chef was profiled in my favorite magazine. (And someone else had to point it out to me. Harumph!)

Wired 12.06: The Thermochemical Joy of Cooking: "Food Network superchef Alton Brown is part MacGyver, part mad scientist."