- An Israeli newspaper is, appropriately, I might add, calling Jimmy Carter "Father of the Iranian Revolution."
- For some reason I didn't find this until today, but it still applies: The Space Shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station will be visible from space tonight.
- Firefighters in West Virginia rescued a cat...by flushing it.
- Meanwhile, in Idaho, firefighters rescued four cats and a rat from a charred apartment.
This day in history:
- 1863: West Virginia is admitted into the U.S. as the 35th state.
- 1963: The "red telephone" is implemented, linking Moscow to Washington.
- 1991: German parliament decides to move the capital back to Berlin from Bonn.
- The Los Angeles Angels have inquired about obtaining Adam Dunn from Cincinnati or Miguel Tejada from Baltimore.
- At the NHL Draft this weekend, Red Wings' GM Ken Holland will meet with the agents of free agents Dominik Hasek, Todd Bertuzzi, and Mathieu Schneider.
- Terror in our nation's capital: The Tigers put on an offensive display last night, beating the Nationals in Washington, 15-1.
- Schilling on the shelf? The Red Sox ace pitcher is getting an MRI on his shoulder.
- Baseball Tonight, the "Capital Punishment" Edition: Tigers (41-29) @ Nationals (30-41); Jeremy Bonderman (7-0, 3.92 ERA) vs. Mike Bacsik (1-4, 4.59 ERA); please sweep, Tigres.