stocks: Today; 7/9/2010 - 07/09/10 10:17 AM
High 96 Low 77 A Thunderstorm
"Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing
up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but
irresistible way through a thousand obstacles." - Washington Irving
New York - 10 Russian agents who infiltrated suburban -
America were deported yesterday. In exchange -
Russia pardoned 4 convicted foreign spies...
Al says - Remember:
You mean the world to someone...
Children's Tylenol and Benadryl - recalled...
Mortgage Rates - 30 year fixed rates averaged -
4.57% this week -
the lowest in 5 decades...
stocks: Today; 6/18/2010 - 06/18/10 12:09 PM
High 94 Low 74 Late Precipitation
"Human felicity is produced not so much by great
pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by
little advantages that occur every day." - Benjamin Franklin
World Cup - USA vs. Slovenia -
Al says - Headlines?
"Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash,
Tornado Outbreak - in Minnesota...
Kyrgyzstan - 400,000 flee ethnic violence -
Uzbek's accuse military of assisting -
Pat says - A rat can last longer without water -
than a camel. ...
stocks: Today; 6/3/2010 - 06/03/10 08:17 AM
High 88 Low 71 Thunderstorm
"A great man is one who seizes the vital issue in a complex
question, what we might call the jugular vein of the whole
organism, and spends his energies upon that." - Joseph Rickaby
Gulf of Mexico - the diamond blade saw failed -
today they will try giant shears...
Al says - Before PC's:
A virus was the flu...
Auto Sales - purchases jumped by double digits...
NYSX - closed up on a stronger-than-expected -
increase in pending home sales, with -
the DOW + 225.52...
stocks: Today; 5/28/2010 - 05/28/10 10:50 AM
High 92 Low 67 Partly Sunny
"Wars may be fought with weapons,
but they are won by men.
It is the spirit of the men who follow,
and of the man who leads, that gains the victory." - George S. Patton
Mortgage Rates - for 30 year fixed averaged -
4.78% this week...
Al says - Our Economic Climate:
Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are -
trading higher than GM...
Gulf of Mexico - the ‘Top Kill' method continues with -
results expected later today...
Korea - N. Korea threatened ships -
stocks: Today; 5/13/2010 - 05/13/10 08:35 AM
High 88 Low 65 Mostly Sunny
"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before
which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish into air." - John Quincy Adams
Gas Prices - experts predict to fall this SummerJ
Al says - Before PC's:
A program was a TV show...
Cape Canaveral, FL - the Space Shuttle Atlantis has been -
cleared for a Friday launch...
Gulf of Mexico - Owners plan to lower a ‘Top Hat' -
over the leak...
Pat says - Q. - Which day are there more collect calls -
stocks: Today; 5/11/2010 - 05/11/10 09:27 AM
High 80 Low 63 Clearing, Breezy
"Courage permits the caliber of performance to continue at
its peak, until the finish line is crossed." - Stuart Walker
NYSX - closed up with the DOW + 404.71...
Al says - I think the freezer deserves a light as well! ...
Tornadoes - two dozen tore through Oklahoma and Kansas ...
Boater Laws - South Carolina is considering -
speed limits and safety courses...
Pat says - "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein
stocks: Today; 4/30/2010 - 04/30/10 10:22 AM
High 83 Low 64 Mostly Sunny
"To know one's self is the true;
to strive with one's self is the good;
to conquer one's self is the beautiful." - Joseph Roux
New Orleans - 300 miles of coastline threatened by -
210,000 gallons a day of oil leaking -
from the off-shore well...
Al says - Every three-par hole in the world has -
a secret desire to humiliate golfers...
The shorter the hole, the greater its desire...
Providence, KY - two miners were killed...
Prostate Cancer Vaccine - uses the patients
stocks: Today; 4/23/2010 - 04/23/10 09:39 AM
High 84 Low 59 Some Clouds, Sun
"Nothing in this world can one imagine beforehand, not
the least thing. Everything is made up of so many unique
particulars that cannot be foreseen." - Rainer Maria Rilke
32 Tornadoes - across Colorado, Kansas, and Texas yesterday...
Al says - a Golf Law:
A golf match is a test of your skill -
against your opponent's luck...
Charleston - Drug Sweep nets 15 arrests -
more on the way...
$258M - winner of Powerball Jackpot -
was a store clerk from Missouri...
stocks: Today; 4/22/2010 - 04/22/10 07:25 AM
High 81 Low 55 Sunny, Pleasant
"Progress results only from the fact that there are some men
and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be
right cannot be done." - Russell W. Davenport
X37B - aka ‘Secret Shuttle' -
set for an unmanned launch...
Al says - Kentucky:
Five million people, -
Fifteen last names...
New Orleans - an oil rig exploded in -
the Gulf of Mexico -
11 missing, 4 injured...
New Zealand - 5.9 magnitude earthquake -
rattled the Island of Tonga...
stocks: Today; 4/20/2010 - 04/20/10 07:10 AM
High 72 Low 53 Afternoon Showers
"Courage is rarely reckless or foolish...courage
usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the
odds that must be faced." - Margaret Truman
Volcano - in Iceland is still erupting but -
some flights have resumed...
Al says - I have a hard time deciphering the -
fine line between boredom and hunger. ...
Cape Canaveral, FL - the Space Shuttle Discovery -
should land this morning...
Power Foods - That Protect Your Heart - Macadamia Nuts -
An Australian study found that when men with -
stocks: Today; 4/16/2010 - 04/16/10 07:28 AM
High 82 Low 56 Sunny
"We must have courage to bet on our ideas, on the calculated
risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is
to be effective and bring happiness." - Maxwell Maltz
Iceland - the volcano erupting is disrupting -
Air travel, canceling many and -
rerouting others increasing fuel costs...
Al says - An Old Farmer's Advice:
Good judgment comes from experience, and -
a lotta that comes from bad judgment...
West Virginia - all coal mines shutdown today -
Salt Lake City,
stocks: Today; 4/15/2010 - 04/15/10 07:12 AM
High 75 Low 52 Sunny and Nice
"The most drastic, and usually the most effective,
remedy for fear is direct action." - William Burnham
Iceland - a volcano has erupted again -
under a glacier spewing smoke -
and ash and causing flooding...
Al says - Money isn't everything, but -
it sure keeps the kids in touch...
$1M Lottery Ticket - sold to a Columbia man at the -
College Park Rd. Sunoco in Ladson...
NYSX - closed up with the DOW + 103.69...
Pat says - The first novel
stocks: Today; 4/13/2010 - 04/13/10 09:13 AM
High 80 Low 52 Mostly Sunny
"A determinate purpose of life, and steady
adhesion to it through all disadvantages,
are indispensable conditions of success." - William M. Punshon
NYSX - closed up with the DOW + 8.62 and over 11,000...
Al says - "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means -
I will never wash this - ever...
Washington - President Obama opened a 47 nation nuclear summit -
Monday, boosted by the Ukraine's announcement -
that it will give up it's weapons grade uranium...
Washington - Senate Panel uncovered fraud -
stocks: Today; 4/2/2010 - 04/02/10 09:28 AM
High 84 Low 52 Sunny and Pleasant
"Change and growth take place when a person has
risked himself and dares to become involved with
experimenting with his own life." - Herbert Otto
Parkinson's Disease - Pedaling a bike improves motor functions -
which lasts for weeks, and researchers -
do not know why...
Al says - Laws of Golf: #8
Palm trees eat golf balls...
I-95 in New England - Partially reopened...
Kenya - Somali pirates in a small boat attacked -
the U.S. guided missile frigate Nicholas. -
stocks: Today; 3/30/2010 - 03/30/10 07:51 AM
High 70 Low 47 Mostly Sunny
"All I can do is act according to my deepest instinct,
and be whatever I must be--crazy or ribald or sad
or compassionate or loving or indifferent." - Katharine Butler Hathaway
New Jersey to New Hampshire - being pounded by rain, wind and flooding...
Al says - An Old farmer's Advice:
The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, -
watches you from the mirror every mornin'...
Korea - South Korea on military alert -
last weeks sinking of a South Korean ship -
stocks: Today; 3/26/2010 - 03/26/10 10:01 AM
High 74 Low 44 Sunny and Breezy
"We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill
the deepest capacities of our real selves." - Thomas Merton
Lakes of Summerville - fire at the townhomes...
Al says - How the heck are supposed to -
fold a fitted sheet? ...
Barcelona, Spain - researchers at a breast cancer conference -
said up to a third of the cases in Western countries -
could be avoided if women ate less and -
Foods NOT to ditch when You Diet - cheese
stocks: Today; 3/23/2010 - 03/23/10 07:55 AM
High 64 Low 46 Mostly Sunny
"The most significant change in a person's life is a change
of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions." - William J. Johnston
New Jersey - bracing for more heavy rain and flooding...
Al says - An old farmer's advice:
Sometimes you get, and -
sometimes you get got...
China - sandstorms cover Beijing in dust...
Experimental MS Procedure - U.S. doctors are cautiously testing a -
provocative theory that abnormal blood -
drainage from the brain might play a role -
in MS--and that a
stocks: Today; 3/19/2010 - 03/19/10 10:25 AM
High 75 Low 45 Sunny and Warmer
"A man is fortunate if he encounters living examples
of vice, as well as of virtue, to inspire him." Brendan Francis
North Dakota to Minnesota - being threatened as the -
Red River rises...
Al says - Was learning cursive -
really necessary? ...
Washington - As banks gambled on risky mortgages -
that created the worst financial crisis in -
generations, the U.S. government handed -
out $millions in bonuses to ‘Regulators'...
Washington - U.N. Wildlife trade regulators -
rejected a U.S.
stocks: Today; 3/17/2010 - 03/17/10 10:38 AM
High 62 Low 42 Cool, Some Sun
"The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams
of possibilities become images of probabilities." - Vic Braden
Washington - the FED will hold interest rates low...
Al says - I totally take back all those times I -
didn't want to nap when I was younger...
Honda Recall - 2007 and 2008 models -
for brake problems, But -
wait for a letter...
NYSX - closed up with the DOW + 43.83...
Pat says - Of all of the things you wear, -
stocks: Today; 3/2/2010 - 03/02/10 09:37 AM
High 52 Low 35 Windy with Rain
"Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so
shall you become. Your vision is the promise
of what you shall at last unveil." - John Ruskin
Xynthia - European storm that blew into France -
early Sunday with hurricane force winds -
has killed 62...
Al says - An Old Farmer's Advice:
Timing has a lot to do with -
the outcome of a Rain dance...
Vienna (IAEA) - Russia's president said that Moscow was ready to -
consider new sanctions on Iran for its nuclear