Gongol.com Archives: August 2007
Brian Gongol

August 1, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Interstate Roads

News Interstate 35W bridge collapses into Mississippi River in Minneapolis
The bridge is just off the University of Minneapolis campus. The failure is completely catastrophic -- from one end to another of the river. The bridge is outfitted with an automatic de-icing system and was undergoing resurfacing. The river is kept at a 9-foot depth for navigation. One of the local community websites is full of comments and links, and someone who claims to live next door to the bridge says there's no reason to believe it was caused by a bomb.

Humor and Good News Sales of "Sousaphone Hero" lag behind "Guitar Hero"

Business and Finance Almost 20% of Brits owe more than $20,000 in unsecured debt

Humor and Good News Study says milk is best form of rehydration after exercise

Weather and Disasters 10,000 cars stranded by flooding in China
Related: The 140,000 homes that were cut off from water supplies in England are now back on-line

Health Australian health campaign: "Let's talk about fees"
The government there is trying to get people to talk more with their doctors about the costs of health care

Business and Finance US auto brands captured only 50.2% of domestic market in June
The Big Three could already have fallen behind the rest of the world's automakers in selling to American consumers

Broadcasting Two primary KIOA personalities to leave

News Former teachers' union leader says kids shouldn't enter school before age 7
That might be a little late, but it's really preposterous that so many politicians are getting away with proposals to start kids in programs as early as ages three or four. Earlier school just doesn't seem to be the right answer for fixing juvenile delinquency. Better parenting does.

Water News Construction runoff from Des Moines development leads to fines