The next step of the 73 will appear on Monday.

The next step of the 73 will appear on Monday.

Note to my fellow New England natives, get out bef…

Note to my fellow New England natives, get out before it breaks off and falls into the Atlantic.Yahoo! News – 5.1 Earthquake Rattles Northeast

Story is that Geoff Bodine’s fiance (of six years?…

Story is that Geoff Bodine’s fiance (of six years?) died last week. His ex-wife died earlier this year in Florida. For those who don’t know him, Geoff Bodine is a NASCAR driver who won the Daytona 500 in 1986. Over the past 10 years he has had incredibly bad luck(making one think of a curse), but he did survive a horrific crash at Daytona two years ago–so personally he has something going for him. He finished third in the Daytona 500 this year and is racing at Talladega this Sunday. The story about his fiance appears on one of the original blogs,, a site dedicated to Winston Cup Racing rumors:

Sad News: during an interview on FX’s tape delayed qualifying show from Talladega, Dr. Dick Derggren interviewed Geoffrey Bodine, driver of the #09 Miccosukee Indian Gaming Ford (qualified 23rd) who said (paraphrasing as best as I can) – “This is really a tough time for me Dick. I had a birthday yesterday, but I also had a tragedy in my life, my fiancée of 6 years died last week. So I’m.standing here with mixed emotions, such a good car, and a good run and a lot of opportunity here, but my heart’s really hurting right now, but we will get through the weekend. Angela would want me to be here, so we’re here. But, we’re gonna miss her. Going to be hard to get through this, but we will.”



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A piece on Cardinal Mahoney’s qualifications as a…

A piece on Cardinal Mahoney’s qualifications as a reformer for the upcoming Vatican summit is found today in The AmericanProwler:

The cardinal also said that he wants a victim of sexual molestation to sit on the abuse panel. Stammer (and co-author of the article Beth Shuster) found a colleague of Mahony’s — Bishop William S. Skystad, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops — to praise Mahony’s proposal as “far-reaching.” “I’m very impressed,” Skylstad said.

Perhaps Mahony can use Nancy Sloan as the representative on this impressive panel for sex abuse victims. Sloan was abused by a molesting priest that Mahony later reassigned to a parish in Stockton, California, where Mahony served as bishop in the early 1980s

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