Jewish date: 7 Tishri 5771.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Felt Hat Day, Independence Day (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua).
Worthy causes of the day: “DemocracyForAmerica.com » Stand with Patrick Leahy”, “Save Darfur Coalition: Give just 60 seconds for Sudan”, and “Tell Congress: Don't extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Ancient brewers tapped antibiotic secrets”: I do not make stuff like this up. Nor could I.
- “New Poll Gauges Americans' General Knowledge Levels”: We need to work on this.
- “Online appeal sets classical music free”: Interesting idea.
- “Crested dinosaur pushes back dawn of feathers”