Eric Back on November 19th, 2005

Paul McCartney broadcast 2 songs live into space on November 12th to wake Astronauts who were finishing up 44 consecutive days above the earth. This was the first time this had ever been done. The performance featured ”Good Day Sunshine,” an old Beatles standard and ”Time for Tea,” from his most recent album.

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Eric Back on November 19th, 2005

On November 19th, 1969 a second Apollo mission landed a manned spacecraft on the moon’s surface. The BBC offers a commemorative article about the mission. Click Here

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Eric Back on November 19th, 2005

The Global Language Monitor has issued its 2005 list of politically incorrect phrases. They are:
The Top Politically inCorrect Words and Phrases for 2005:
1. Misguided Criminals for Terrorist: The BBC attempts to strip away all emotion by using what it considers neutral descriptions when describing those who carried out [...]

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Eric Back on November 19th, 2005

The BBC tracked down Clem Curtis, singer for the 70’s group, The Foundations, creators of the singular hit, ”Build Me Up Buttercup.” Curtis laments his subsequent obscurity saying, ”I’m very disappointed that people like me who have had No.1 don’t get the recognition that they should do. What excites me is when you go [...]

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Eric Back on November 19th, 2005

The Vancouver Sun reports today that an avian flu, infected duck was found on a domestic water fowl farm in Chilliwack BC, Canada. Chilliwack, British Columbia is located about sixty miles East of Vancouver.

For the feature article click here.
Officials were quick to insist that the infected duck poses no public health risk. Considering [...]

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Eric Back on November 16th, 2005

I attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary between 1988 and 1990. Adrian Rogers spoke at our school. I admired the man then and have appreciated his ministry over the years. News of his passing was widely carried by both church and secular presses alike today. The Wall Street Journal carried the AP [...]

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Eric Back on November 16th, 2005

The United Church of Canada is Canada’s largest, protestant denomination. On November 4th the CBC carried a story about how ”A group of clergy members and their spouses has spent the last year trying to sign up at least 60 per cent of all United Church ministers in the province of Ontario.” The [...]

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Eric Back on November 6th, 2005

Genes or lifestyle? Nature or nurture? How likely is it that you’ll get sick? It’s becoming clear that the answer lies in a minute portion of human DNA–the .1% that makes you different from me.
Catherine Arnst writes in a recent Business Week article, ”On Oct. 27 the three-year old International HapMap Consortium [...]

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