Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lexi after Jr won at RIR!!

Here is Lexi's picture taken right after Jr won the race at RIR!!! She is just like her daddy. She is growing like a weed and is already 7 weeks old and 11 pounds.


a picture from joys recent trip to los angeles.


~The Human Body~

A person's sense of smell is the first to go.

A sneeze leaves your mouth at over 600 mph.

The flu was first described by Hippocrates in 412 BC

The human body contains about 10 gallons of water making up 60% of body weight.

Your body creates as much as two quarts of saliva daily.

You're more likely to catch a cold from a person by shaking their hand than from their sneezes.

The human brain weighs about 3 pounds, but uses 20% of one's blood and oxygen.

Plaque begins reforming 6 hours after brushing your teeth.

If your body temperature was 86 degrees, you could live to be 200.

STOOPID KWESTION:If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call the resulting company Fed UP?


The rookie Devil Rays had a tough night in there final tune up for the Braves falling to the league power Yankees 14-6 last night, your favorite Devil Ray did have 2 hits in the game and several people who were at the game said the game was much closer than the final score indicated. Don't forget the big matchup thursday night at 7:30pm Braves vs Devil Rays and Al will be there taking photos of the contest. I went out and saw Matoaca play in the baseball regionals last night and they defeated James River 14-0 and in the other game involving the CD Douglas Freeman beat Prince George 5-2, Matoaca will play at 7pm thursday against Hanover at Prince George High School. The Carolina Hurricanes lost in OT last night 2-1 to Buffalo and with the win the Sabres have forced a game 7 in Raleigh on thursday, Go Canes pull it out. My sinuses are bothering me pretty bad this morning and hoping that the Advil I took will help soon, if not it is going to be a long day. MICKEY

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy

On May 31, 1889, more than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, Pa.

Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 76
Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath is 63
Comedian Chris Elliott is 46
Actress Lea Thompson is 45
Actress Brooke Shields is 41

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


An average elephant lives for about 55 years.

A butterfly lives for about 6 months.

A gorilla lives to about 40 years of age.

A queen honeybee lives for about 7 years.

A shark lives for about 100 years.

An average lion lives for 25 years.

An average parrot lives for 120 years.

Ants may live up to 16 years.

Dolphins live for about 25 years.

Eagles live for about 40 years.

STOOPID KWESTION:If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?


It going to be hot again today in CH with temps in the low 90's and summer doesn't start for a few more weeks. When I left the beach yesterday the temp was 64 and that was the high for the day down there and when I got home it was 89, what a difference 150 miles can make. Well the UVA lacrosse team won the National Championship yesterday defeating UMASS 15-7 and with the win the CAVS finish the year at 17-0. The UVA baseball team will play Lehigh at 3pm friday in the sub regional on the NCAA baseball tournament, the other teams in there regional are South Carolina and Evansville. Andrews LL will be back in action tonight at 7:30pm when the play the Yankees at Ironbridge, the big game is thursday night when the play the Braves coached by Vince Lamantia at 7:30pm. Also today both teams representing the CD in baseball will be in action tonight with James River visiting Matoaca and Prince George visiting Douglas Freeman. In a major upset on Playstation2 Dad beat Andrew by 1 run with a 3Run Hr on his final at bat, I also understand that Andrew wasn't very happy after the defeat. I have posted an old christmas photo of one of your favorite bloggers opening up a present and he does have bit of a goofy look on his face. MICKEY

Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes just react to it differently.
Cus D'Amato

In 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in Florida.

Football hall-of-famer Gale Sayers is 63
Country singer Wynonna is 42
Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez is 34
Baseball player Trot Nixon is 34

Monday, May 29, 2006


Well I hope everybody has a nice Memorial Day and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and remember those family members who are no longer with us also. I will be heading back to CH later this morning from the beach, it is a cool 63 degrees and it is drizzling here in KDH this morning. The Carolina Hurricanes won 4-3 in OT last night to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Sam Hornish passed Marco Andretti on the last lap to win the Indy 500 yesterday, I would have rather seen Andretti win myself. Kasey Kahne won the Coke 600 at the Lowes Motor Speedway beating Jimmy Johnson, Tony Stewart crashed and broke a bone in shoulder blade and he looked like he was in a great deal of pain. UVA will host a sub regional in baseball this weekend, the entire NCAA baseball field will be announced around noon today. We ate supper at Mako Mikes last night. MICKEY

Win any way you can as long as you can get away with it.
Leo Durocher

In 1917, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Mass.

Former Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent is 68
Race car driver Al Unser Sr. is 67
CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon is 65
Singer Melissa Etheridge is 45

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Here is collage from yesterday here at the beach, MICKEY Posted by Picasa


Well it was a very nice saturday here in KDH with temp in the low 80's. We did have Bobby's Burnt Burgers last night along with some hot dogs which I don't eat. I went over and ran on the track at First Flight High School yesterday morning and I think that is the first time that I ran outside in about 3 months. We went an played a little putt putt last night at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Keith and dad tied for the best score with a 45 and I finished 3rd 4 shots back and I won't say where everbody else finished. The Edmonton Oilers finished off the Mighty Ducks last night winning the Western Conference Finals 4 games to 1, they will meet the winner of the Carolina and Bufalo series which is tied at 2 for the right the play for Lord Stanley's Cup. Thre are acouple of big races today with the Indy 500 this morning and the Coke 600 tonight, Carl Edwards won yesterday's Busch Race. In case you didn't notice we had a new memeber post for the first time yesterday and it was hoos in carolina(John), where are George, Vince and A.G. we haven't heard anything from them in a while. If they are some mispelled work you will have to forgive me, I am not used to posting my blog entry on a laptop yet. MICKEY

Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world.
Dizzy Dean

In 1937, President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.

Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry West is 68
Singer Gladys Knight is 62
Singer Billy Vera is 62
Singer John Fogerty is 61
Country singer Phil Vassar is 44
Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck ("The View") is 29

Thought for Today: "Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it, until it has passed over us and taken with it a part of ourselves." — John Burroughs, American author and naturalist (1837-1921).

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Well I am the beach, I made it down to the OBX around 8am which means that I left CH around 5am. Maureen, Keith, and Andrew are also here at the beach along with Patches and Chipper. I talked to Scott on the way down here and he said he is going to get a haircut around 8:30am, I told him he needs to get his own clipper and cut his own like me. I guess we well have some of Bobby's Burnt Burgers some time this weekend and there might even be a lucky dog. The UVA baseball team is out of the ACC touramnent after losing Fla. St 11-0, hopefuly the CAVS will be able to rebound before the NCAA baseball tourney next week. The Carolina Hurricanes have tied the Eastern Conference Finals at 2 games a piece with a victory last night, go Canes. Well I hope everybody has a nice day. MICKEY

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings. Oprah Winfrey

In 1933, Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning animated short "The Three Little Pigs" was first released.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 83
Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 70
Country singer Don Williams is 67

Friday, May 26, 2006


Well my day got of do a bad start this morning when the internet was down when I first got up and then it came back up about 6:20pm and preceeded to write an entry into the blog only to have it go back out again. I was pretty mad because my entry was pretty long and when I went to post it I lost everything and was really frustrated, I am not a very patient person when something is not working correctly. I have posted the photos that Al took on tuesday from the soccer and baseball games at , just click the folders you might want to look at. Matoaca won the CD tournament 11-3 over Prince George last night. The UVA baseball team lost in the 2nd round of the ACC tourney to NC State 4-3, the Cavs will play Fla St again today in a must win game if the want to advance in the tournament. MICKEY

Once a player becomes bigger than the team, you no longer have a team.
Red Auerbach

In 1978, the first legal casino in the eastern U.S. opened in Atlantic City, N.J.

Sportscaster Brent Musberger is 67
Singer Stevie Nicks is 58
Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 57
Singer Lenny Kravitz is 42


Animal Facts
Elephant trunks hold up to 1 1/2 gallons of liquid.

Penguins can jump 6 feet high.

Ostriches measure up to nine feet from head to feet, and weigh as much as 350 pounds.

A baby kangaroo is only on inch long.

A dragonfly, the fastest flying insect, can move up to 35 mph.

An African ostrich egg weighs about 30 pounds.

Tarantula spiders can live for over two years without eating.

A gorilla will stick its tongue out when angry.

The elephant is the only animal that has 4 knees.

The black bulldog ant of Australia can kill a person.

The giant squid has the largest eyes than any other creature.

The greyhound has the best eyesight of all breeds of dogs.

The heaviest dog on record was a St. Bernard that weighed 310 pounds.

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

STOOPID TIPS !!!! by alka seltzer

Ants, ants, ants everywhere. They are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march.

Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

Uses for Alka Seltzer:
Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China.
Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?


The rookie Devil Rays picked up another victory last night 10-9 over the winless A's and with two games left in the regular season it appears the Devil Rays could peaking at the right time as they get ready to make a playoff push. Andrew had 1 hit in last nights game and I understand that he was robbed from a another hit as member of the A's made a good play on a screaming line drive. The Devil Rays have one more game before the big matchup with Vincie's ( where have you been on the blog) Braves next thursday night at 7:30pm at Ironbridge on fiel #4. The Carolina Hurricanes fell to the Buffalo Sabres last night 4-3 and with the win the Sabres take 2-1 lead in the series, the Edmonton Oilers can win the Western Conference finals tonight with a victory over Anaheim. For the second time in less than two months there is a fair setup at Southpark Mall, this groups rides don't look as nice as the ones that were here. I have posted an old photo of the blogmaster from back when I had some hair. MICKEY

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese Proverb

In 1935, Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career, for the Boston Braves, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Country singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall is 70
Country singer Jessi Colter is 63
Actress Anne Heche is 37

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Cold showers actually increase sexual arousal.

A Swiss scientist named A. E. Fick invented contact lenses in 1887.

There is enough phosphorous inside the human body to make about 250 match heads.

Doctors in ancient China were paid when patients were healthy, not sick.

The human head weighs eight pounds.

STOOPID KWESTION:When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?


The CH Colonials season came to an end last night against Matoaca with the Warriors defeating the Colonials 8-3. We hit the ball fairly well but Matoaca just played a better all around game than we did. It was pretty good season for the Colonials with allot of ups and downs, the Colonials finish the season with a 13-8 record. In the other game in the CD tournament Prince George defeated Dinwiddie 8-7 and with the win PG also advances to the next weeks regionals. In soccer the CH girls team lost in a shootout 2-1 to Hopewell, I think the boys team also lost but I don't know the score of that game. Andrews LL team will be back in action tonight at 7:30pm against the A's at Ironbridge Park. Also I am helping out with the CH Appomatox League team and we have already started practice for that and our 1st game will be on June 19 and Lee is also on that team. MICKEY

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was opened to traffic.

Singer Bob Dylan is 65
Singer Patti LaBelle is 62
Actress Priscilla Presley is 61
Singer Rosanne Cash is 51
Country singer Billy Gilman is 18

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Giant tortoises live to be 200 years old.

Rattlesnakes live for about 19 years.

The longest-lived insects are queen termites, which live for up to 100 years.

The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with.


The CH Colonials will play the Matoaca Warriors today at 5pm in the 1st round of the CD baseball tournament at Prince George, the Warriors are the #1 seed and the Colonials are the #4 seed. In the other game of the CD tournament it will be #Prince George facing #3 Dinwiddiie, the two winners will play thursday night. Also tonight the CH boys and girls soccer teams will be in playoff action the girls team will play Hopewell and the boys team will play Prince George. In the NHL the Carolina Hurricanes evened there series with Buffalo with a 4-2 victory, maybe that will propel the Canes to a series victory. My blister on my toe is a allot better now but the top of my foot continues to hur right much, I am getting ready to put some toast on it this morning, that stuff seemed to help it the other day. MICKEY

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Hugh White

In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman is 81
Actress Joan Collins is 73
Country singer Misty Morgan is 61
Actor-comedian Drew Carey is 48
Country singer Shelly West is 48
Singer Jewel is 32

Monday, May 22, 2006


The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

STOOPID KWESTION:When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

tux fittings!!

there seems to be A LOT of confusion on the tux fittings!! not on our end but on the after hours peoples end!!! somebody down there called donna saturday to tell her that other than me nobody has been fitted and we knew that was wrong!! they eventually found most of them but i need to know what store george and scott were fitted at and if keith and andrew have been fitted! we are not real happy with the way things are being handled at after hours!! i'm off tuesday and would like to go over there and make sure its straight!!!


Well it will be a short work week for some members of the blog since the they will get friday of for Memorial Day as well as monday. I know me and Al have to work on friday, but CH schools are closed on friday and wouldn't surprise me if state of Virginia and Ft Lee were closed as well. I know when I was in school we never got the friday before Memorial Day off. It looks like the weather is going to be good all week with temps in the 70's the first part of the week and in the 80's by the end of the week, but it's starting to get very dry again. The CH baseball team will play at 5pm on tuesday against Matoaca in the 1st round of the CD baseball tournamnet at Prince George, hopefully the Colonials will come out of there hitting slump. I haved posted and old photo taken many years ago of a few fellow bloggers catching some rays on the beach at Nags Head. MICKEY

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Baltasar Gracian

In 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time.

Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 66
Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 45
Model Naomi Campbell is 36

Sunday, May 21, 2006


The rookie Devil Rays picked up 10-9 victory over the Giants in LL action yesterday at Ironbridge Park. Andrew went 3-3 including a 3 run HR and made several nice catches 1b. He did get hit with a batted ball going from 2b to 3b and was called out and he wasn't happy about that at all. There next game is wed night at 7:30pm against the A's. Well I thought my foot might have been getting better but after yesterday I don't think it is, my blister on my big toe is still very sore and the top of my foot is very tight. Jimmy Johnson won last nights Nextel Cup all star race and there wasn't to much action in this race at all. The Carolina Hurricanes lost game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to Buffalo 3-2, lets hope the Canes can turn things around. I have posted an old photo of me in a tux wearing my Cincinnati Reds hat, some members of this blog might remember that fateful day. MICKEY

I owe the public just one thing - a good performance.
Bob Gibson

On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Comedian/radio talk show host Al Franken is 55
Dave Wannstedt Football coach is 54

Saturday, May 20, 2006


It looks like it is going to be a nice sunny day here in CH with temps in the low 80's. I am going to watch the the Rookie Devil Rays play noon at Ironbridge Park against the Giants. I am going to see if Andrew can continue to knock the cover off the ball. The UVA baseball team continued there winning ways last night defeating Va Tech 6-0, with the win the Cavs improve to 44-11 overall and 20-9 in the ACC and will play Va Tech again today in there final game of the regular season. The ACC baseball tournament will be played next week in Florida. The Nextel Cup Series is at the Lowes Motor Speedway this weekend for the Nextel All-Star Challenge Race tonight. Since CHHS is having it's senior prom tonight I thought would post this photo of dad from a few years back in the dunking booth at the after prom festivities, there must have not been any good arms there because he looks pretty dry. Also in case you missed it we have another new member on the blog and it's none other than Mr. Know It All sister Melanie. MICKEY

Here is a link to Al's photos from the Meadowbrook game

Age is no guarantee of maturity.
Lawana Blackwell

In 1861, the capital of the Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, Ala., to Richmond, Va.

Singer Joe Cocker is 62
Singer-actress Cher is 60
Actor John Billingsley is 46
Boston Red Sox pitcher David Wells is 43

Friday, May 19, 2006


A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than real ones.

STOOPID KWESTION:If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?


The CH Colonials fell to the Meadowbrook Monarchs 4-3 in CD action tuesday, with the loss the Colonials have lost 3 of there last 4. Brett Draper only allowed 5 hits but the Colonial offense woes continued, Brett deserved a better outcome yesterday. The Colonials finish the regular season with a 13-7 record. The Colonials will now have to play Matoaca in the first round of the CD tournament on tuesday at 5pm, this years tournament is at Prince George. Prince George claimed the #2 seed with a 3-0 win over Dinwiddie, those two teams will meet again tuesday night in the second game of the CD tournament. The TD Knights ened there season yesterday with a 12-5 victory at Hopewell, the Knights end there season with a 6-12-1 record. I have not heard how Andrew's LL team did yesterday but I am sure Keith will give us an update on that later today. I am a bit injured right now, I have a huge blister on my right big toe and the top of my right foot is also very sore for some reason. MICKEY

You're not going to win by automatically going out there. It's hard to know what people really expect of you, and I've never tried to live up to expectations anyway. That's no way to play baseball.
Greg Maddux

In 1994, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.

TV personality David Hartman is 71
Baseball catcher Rick Cerone is 52
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is 30

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.

In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba's best schoolboy athlete. A left-handed pitcher, Castro was later given a tryout by the Washington Senators but was turned down by the baseball club.

The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.

Most soccer balls have 32 panels.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why do we say something is out of whack? What's a whack?


Well today is the last day of the CD regular season for the CH Colonials and all other teams in the CD. The Colonials will play at Meadowbrook at 6pm tonight and the TD Knights will play at Hopewell. The Knights picked up a victory yesterday at Petersburg 15-3. The other two games in the CD has Matoaca at Petersburg and Dinwiddie at Prince George. Also tonight Andrews LL team will be back in action at 7:30pm on Ironbridge field #4 against the Twins. In the NHL the Western Conference finals are set now, it will be Edmonton a #8 seed facing the Anaheim Might Ducks and the winner will face either the Carolina Hurricanes or the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup finals. I have posted an old slide that I have of Mavis from quite a few years ago. MICKEY


Hopewell 4 Meadowbrook 3
Thomas Dale 15 Petersburg 3

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.
Tom Landry

In 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.

Sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 82
Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is 69
Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is 60
Country singer George Strait is 54

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

colonials 2 warriors 0

stephanie cobb scored 2 goals to lead the colonials in their win over the matoaca warriors thursday evening. more pictures to come soon!


Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

STOOPID KWESTION:If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?


The Matoaca Warriors used 3 HR's offensively and a complete game on the mound to defeat the Colonials 15-3 in CD action tuesday. The Colonials were lead by Geordie Breindenbach offenseively who had 2 hits including a 2run HR. The Colonials were very short on pitchers yesterday and the pitchers who pitched did they best they could against the best hitting team in the district. The Colonials will try to bounce back thursday in the final regular season of the year when the Colonials travel to Meadowbrook. The TD Knights lost a tough one yesteray at Prince George 8-6, the Knights had several chances to tie the game up but just came up short against the Royals. MICKEY

Dinwiddie 15 Petersburg 0
Matoaca 15 Colonial Heights 3
Prince George 8 Thomas Dale 3

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake. Confucius

In 1938, Congress passed the Vinson Naval Act, providing for a two-ocean navy.

Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 50
Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 50
Singer Enya is 45

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not renumber the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

STOOPID KWESTION:If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?


The CH Colonials picked up a 4-1 victory over Hopewell on senior night for for the Colonials. Brett Draper pitched all 7 innings for the Colonials just allowing 4 hits and striking out 10. Offensively the Colonials were lead by Erik Loftis who went 4-4 including a solo HR and 3RBI's and Andrew Holt who went 2-3 with a 2b. With the win the Colonials are 9-3 in the CD and 13-5 overall. The Colonials will be back in action tonight at CD Champion Matoaca at 6pm. The TD Knights will play at Prince George tonight. Andrew's LL team had a tough night last night falling to the Red Sox 10-5, Andrew did go 2-3 in the loss for the Devil Rays. Mother nature provided some pretty good fireworks overnight with a couple of pretty sever t-storms, Brady did not take to kindly to the storms. MICKEY


All people want is someone to listen.
Hugh Elliott

In 1868, the Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment against him.

Actor Pierce Brosnan is 53
Singer Janet Jackson is 40
Tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is 36
Country singer Rick Trevino is 35
Actress Tori Spelling is 33

Monday, May 15, 2006


Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for Profiles in Courage.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

STOOPID KWESTION:Can fat people go skinny-dipping?


I have to say that it's not looking good for baseball in CH after all the heavy rain we had on sunday. The Colonials are suppose to play Hopewell at 6pm in a rescheduled game from thursday but I don't think that that's going to happen in CH today. I think Andrews LL game tonight has a better chance of being played and Andrews game is scheduled for a 7:30pm start at Ironbridge Park, they are playing the Red Sox tonight. Also today I think the TD Knights are playing at Petersburg. The UVA baseball team got back on track yesterday beating UNC 9-2 to take two of three from UNC, the only game they lost was the game we went to see. The Carolina Hurricanes are going to the Stanley Cup semi-finals and will play Buffalo, the Hurricanes disposed of the NJ Devils in just 5 games winning the series 4 games to 1. Anaheim is waiting for either San Jose or Edmonton in the other semi-finals. MICKEY

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
Baltasar Gracian

In 1918, U.S. airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

Singer Eddy Arnold is 88
Country singer K.T. Oslin is 64
Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett is 53
Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz is 39
Football player Emmitt Smith is 37

Sunday, May 14, 2006


I just thought I would wish all the Mothers who read or visit the blog a Happy Mothers Day. I went to see UVA play UNC in baseball and unfortunately the bad guys got the victory 5-0. UVA's offense just couldn't get on track, the UVA starting pitcher kept them in the game only allowing 1 run in 7 innings before UNC got 4 runs in the top of the 9th off the UVA bullpen. The final game of the series is at 1pm today. The UVA stadium is very nice but I have say it isn't as nice as East Carolina baseball stadium. The CH Colonials will have a busy week this week weather permitting, the Colonials will play Hopewell at home on monday, will be at Matoaca on tuesday, and at Meadowbrook on thursday. This is the final week of the regular season and the CD tournament starts next tuesday at Prince George. Greg Biffle won last night Nextel Cup race at Darlington, that is Biffle's first win of the season. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, MICKEY

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey

In 1904, the first Olympic games to be held in the United States opened in St. Louis as part of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Baseball hall-of-famer Tony Perez is 64

Saturday, May 13, 2006


The CH Colonials baseball game with Hopewell was postponed again on friday due to poor field conditions at Shepherd Stadium due to recent rains. The game has been rescheduled for monday at 6pm, it suppose to rain again on sunday and monday so that is very tenative. The Colonials have three regular season games left before the CD tournament which begins on May 23 at Prince George. The Virginia Private School Baseball Tounament begins thursday at the stadium so puts a limit on what days we can play at home this week and the weather for the rest of next week isn't to promising either. I am heading up to see the UVA baseball team play this afternoon at 1pm against the UNC, the Cavs won the 1st game of the series last night 4-1. This is the first time that I gone a UVA baseball game, both teams are ranked in the top 10 in the country. There are about about 10 of us going up there to see the game. Matoaca defeated Dinwiddie last night 3-1 and with the win have pretty much won the the CD baseball championship, they have a two game lead on everybody else and they have a game with Petersburg next week. I did go down to Wal-Mart this morning at 6am and yes the donuts were ready, I think they must have a new bake becuse the last few weeks the donuts have been much better. I also heard that there was a George sighting in CH yesterday but I don't no if there is any proof of this. MICKEY

Prince George 4 Meadowbrook 2
Prince George 11 Lee Davis 2
Matoaca 3 Dinwiddie 1

I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it's over.
Don Drysdale

In 1607, the English colony at Jamestown, Va., was settled.

Actress Beatrice Arthur is 84
Singer Stevie Wonder is 56
Basketball player Dennis Rodman is 45
Country singer Lari White is 41
Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 40
Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito is 28

Friday, May 12, 2006

colonial 1 blue devils 1

the colonials took a 1 to 0 lead with julianne sponslers goal, but the lady blue deveils scored late in the 2nd half to take the game to overtime. neither team scored in the 2 5-minute overtimes!


Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2)Poodle; 3) Golden retriever. Dumbest: Afghan hound.

Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

STOOPID KWESTION: Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?


The CH Colonials baseball game with Hopewell was washed out last night and has been rescheduled for tonight at 6pm. There is chance that it might still be to wet to play at Shepherd Stadium tonight with the amount of rain we got yesterday. It appears that all CD games were postponed yesterday, there were no scores in the TD from the CD. We just got some heavy rain and some wind here in CH but other parts of the area got allot more severe weather with hail and even a possibility of some tornadoes that might have touched down, there is nothing official on that yet though. The weather does look nice today with temps in the low 70's and it's suppose to be sunn all day. Keith will be returning home from Michigan today and tough week of work in Detroit. Also I understand that Mark recieved a call from a fellow blogger at work the other day. I found this old photo the other day, has anybody heard or seen Gary lately. MICKEY

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
Robertson Davies

Ten years ago: Authorities in Florida called off the search for possible survivors from the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, a day after the jetliner nose-dived into the Everglades with 110 people on board.

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra is 81
Comedian George Carlin is 69
Singer-musician Steve Winwood is 58
Country singer Kix Brooks is 51
Actor Emilio Estevez is 44

Thursday, May 11, 2006


The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

Vince said...
And I thought all these years that Jefferson Davis was captured somewhere along Jefferson Davis Highway, hence the name given to Route 1.

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

where is almo??


It will be senior night tonight as the Colonials play there final home game of the season against Hopewell at 6pm. This years seniors are Kyle Mears, Jonathan Wells, Ben Fulp, Andrew Holt and Geordie Breidenbach. The weather isn't looking to good for tonights game but lets hope it holds off until after the game, but there is a pretty good chance for som strong storms this afternoon. In CD action yesterday Matoaca beat Hopewell 11-5 and Dinwiddie beat Thomas Dale 3-0, I have no word on what Andrew's LL team did last night, maybe Keith can give us an update on that. I talked to Scott last night and he said that he has now been fitted for his tux for the wedding, he said he did have a brief problem before he got the situation corrected with the people at After Hours. I did see fellow blogger Mark at the JV baseball game yesterday, the Colonials JV team lost 13-11 in 8 innings, there was plenty of offense in this won. We had practice last after the JV game and it took over three hours to play there game, we got thru practice around 9:30pm. MICKEY

Meadowbrok at Prince George
Thomas Dale at Petersburg
Matoaca at Dinwiddie
Hopewell at Colonial Heights

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Christy Mathewson

In 1910, Glacier National Park in Montana was established.

Country musician Mark Herndon (Alabama) is 51
Country singer-musician Tim Raybon (The Raybon Brothers) is 43

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


When opossums are playing 'possum', they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

Ben and Jerry's sends the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.

Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?


i recently took joy and the kids to the jefferson davis capture site in irwinville georgia. the monument in the picture is suppose to be the exact spot upon which he was captured. it was a pretty neat place.


I have to say that I didn't sleep at all last night, I was still thinking about the 9-4 loss at Prince George. The more I thought about the more I tossed and turned. The only other CD game played yesterday was Meadowbrook beating Petersburg 10-0, the other 2 games Dinwiddie at TD and Matoaca at Hopewell were washed out. The Colonials will play there last home game of the season thursday night against Hopewell weather permitting, it will be senior night for the Colonial seniors. The NWS service is calling for rain tonight and most of thursday. Andrew's LL team will be back in action tonight at Ironbridge Park against the Marlins at 6pm, they will try to make 2 straights wins tonight. I have posted an old photo of AL opening something up, maybe he can tell us what it is. MICKEY

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

In 1865, Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Ga.

Sportscaster Pat Summerall is 76
College basketball coach Jim Calhoun is 64
Rock singer Bono (U2) is 46

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


The CH Colonials went into the the bottom of the 6 with a 3-1 when things fell apart. Prince George scored 8 runs in the inning eroute to 9-4 victory over the Colonials. There was number of events that lead to the Colonials downfall. It does bother me that losing doesn't seem to bother some members of the team, I hate to lose and it bothers me. It just seems that some people just don't seem to care one way or another, I am frustrated. MICKEY


The CH Colonials will be on the road tonight at 6pm against Prince George weather permitting. The sun is trying to out here and there is a bit of breeze blowing and the field at Prince George usually drains pretty well. I have posted a photo collage of this years CH baseball team from the day that Al took some individual shots of the team. My dad didn't start to well this morning when I got up and I didn't have any internet service so I couldn't post an entry until now 9am, plus I fell behind on all the news of the day. In other CD games today Dinwiddie at Thomas Dale, Matoaca at Hopewell, and Petersburg at Meadowbrook. My new team in the NHL playoffs the Carolina Hurricanes now have a 2-0 series lead over the NJ Devils. MICKEY

Less than a foot made the difference between a hero and a bum.
Grover Alexander

In 1980, 35 motorists were killed when a Liberian freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section to collapse.

CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace is 88
Actress Candice Bergen is 60
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel is 57


"Three dog night" (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came about because on especially cold nights these nomadic people needed three dogs (dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.

Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck. During that same announcement they identified the professor as "Roy Hinckley."

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?

Monday, May 08, 2006


The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?


Well it started raining pretty steady yesterday afternoon and it's still raining pretty stady here in CH this morning. On the radar it appears that most of the heavy rain is going to move out the area this morning but it they are calling for light rain and drizzle this afternoon as well with temps only around 57. The weather looks pretty nice on tuesday and wed but it is suppose to rain again on thursday as well. Down at Kill Devil Hills since midnight they have had over 2.65 inches of rain and for the month they have had almost 5 inches already. I know we need some rain but we don't need it all once. Keith is in Detroit this week for work and should be sometime friday, I thought he might go see the Tiger play but it appears that they will be on the road this week. Since the Stanley Cup playoffs are going on I thought I would post an old photo of me a Scotts house getting ready to play goal in the driveway of is house. MICKEY

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.
Baltasar Gracian

In 1886, Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.

Comedian Don Rickles is 80
Singer Toni Tennille is 63
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher is 49
Football hall-of-famer Ronnie Lott is 47
Actress Melissa Gilbert is 42
Singer Enrique Iglesias is 31

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Well it looks like it will be getting a bit wet the next two days here in CH. They are calling for some rain this afternoon and there is 90% chance of rain on monday and the temp probably won't make it to 60 on monday, by the looks of the radar it looks like Georgia is getting a pretty good rain this morning. It sounds like Andrew is on a tear at the plate, I guess he listened to me earlier in the year when I gave him some batting instructions. He may be hitting it like Bopper used too but I am the one who gave him some hitting instructions so I will take credit for his great hitting. Andrew's team will be back in action wed night at 6pm at Ironbridge against the Marlins. I went and threw a little batting practice to Preston's LL team yesterday at the A field in CH, Preston thought they needed to see some right handed pitching at practice since they have been knocking him around a bit and I mean that literally. It was good to see JR win again last night, it has been a while since he has won. The Carolina Hurricanes won game 1 over the Devils 6-0 yesterday ending the Devils 16 game winning streak, the Canes looked pretty and I hope that they can keep on winning because I don't like the Devils at all. MICKEY

No matter how long you have been playing, you still get butterflies before the big ones.
Pee Wee Reese

In 1847, the American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia.

NBC newsman Tim Russert is 56


Saturday, May 06, 2006

Devil Rays Win!! Rays Win!

The Rookie Devil Rays defeated the Rookie Phillies tonight by the of score 12-11. The Rays struck early by posting a 3 spot in the top of the first, the big blow was a two run homer by your favorite Devil Ray. Unfortunately, the lead was short lived, as the Philles rallied for 4 runs in their half of the first and as the final score indicates it was see-saw battle the rest of the way.

The Rays own a 12-9 lead in the bottom of the 5th, however things didn't look good for them as the Phillies plated two runs before Rays go the first out, a strikeout by "Big Blue" the machine. The next guy grounded out to the second baseman (who happened to be your favorite Ray) and "Big Blue" then gave up two singles before settling down and getting a strikeout to end the game.

Andrew line: 3 for 3, 3 runs, 3 rbis, HR at the plate. Defensively he recorded an unassisted putout a 1st base and (as mentioned) 4-3 assist in the crucial last inning.


Well today is Joy's birthday and she is ?? years old today, I have posted a photo of Joy taken a few years ago while she was visiting Virginia, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOY. The weather played havoc last night with the Busch race in Richmond, the race did not end until around 12:30am, here in CH we didn't get the rain they got at RIR. It looks like the weather will be ok for tonight Nextel Cup race, maybe AL will post a photo or two from last nights action. Andrew's LL team will be back in action tonight at 6pm against the Phillies at Ironbridge Park. MICKEY

It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder to lose one.
Chuck Tanner

On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German dirigible Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 75
Rock singer Bob Seger is 61
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 53
Actor George Clooney is 45
Georgia Bulldog fan Joy Woodfin ??
Hockey Player Martin Brodeur is 34

Friday, May 05, 2006

District Standings as of May 4

Matoaca - 9-1 (District)13-3 (Overall), .813 winning PCT.
Colonial Heights - 8-2 (District) 12-4 (Overall), .750 winning PCT.
Dinwiddie- 8-2 (District) 11-4 (Overall), .733 winning PCT.
Prince George - 7-3 (District) 10-5 (Overall), .667 winning PCT.
Thomas Dale - 4-6 (District) 4-10-1 (Overall), .267 winning PCT.
Hopewell - 3-7 (District) 4-11 (Overall), .267 winning PCT.
Meadowbrook - 1-9 (District) 3-13 (Overall), .188 winning PCT.
Petersburg - 0-10 (District)1-11 (Overall), .083 winning PCT.

League: 58-61-1 .483 winning PCT.


You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

A duck's quack doesn't echo.

The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms that are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?


The CH Colonials defeated Petersburg 13-3 in CD action tuesday in 5 innings. The Colonials jumped out to 11-0 lead in the first 2 innings enroute to the victory, not much to say about the win except it was over Petersburg. The Colonials return to action tuesday night at 6pm at Prince George. All the top teams in the CD won yesterday Matoaca, CH, Dinwiddie and Prince George. There might be some rain showers around here today and tonight which could put a damper on things out at RIR, Al said he was going over to RIR this morning to take photos all day. There is someone who reads the blog who has a birthday saturday and you will have to stay tuned to find out who it is. I have posted an old photo of dad from many years ago at Nags Head, he looks like he is mad about someting. MICKEY


Find something you love, and go after it, with all of your heart.
Jim Abbott

On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute suborbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Ann B. Davis Actress (''The Brady Bunch'') is 80
Brian Williams NBC News anchor is 47
Tina Yothers Actress (''Family Ties'') is 33

Thursday, May 04, 2006


The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means, "The king is dead".

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye."

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips?


Well Andrew went 3-3 last night but the Devil Rays fell to the Astros 13-11 in LL action at Ironbridge. The score went back and forth a couple of times but in the end the Devil Rays could not stop the Astros hitting attack. The Devil Rays will be back in action action saturday night at 6pm against the Phillies at Ironbridge Park. The CH Colonials will return to action this afternoon against the Peterburg Crimson Wave at 4:30pm at Shepherd Stadium. The TD Knights will play the Matoaca Warriors at the same time at Thomas Dale. The Nascar Busch and Nextel Cup Series are in Richmond this weeeknd, Al will be taking pictures at both events so we should have some photos to post on the blog from the races. In the NHL playoffs the top 4 teams in the Western Confernce all have been eliminated in the 1st round, I think that nay of the remaining could win the Cup. It looks like it will be sunny and around 84 at gametime today. MICKEY


Matoaca at Thomas Dale
Hopewell at Prince George
Meadowbrook at Dinwiddie
Petersburg at Colonial Heights

The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.

In 1904, the United States began building the Panama Canal.

Country singer Randy Travis is 47
Dawn Staley Basketball player is 36

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

All porcupines float in water.

The reason some firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is a boxing ring square?


The CH Colonials lost yesterday afternoon to Dinwiddie 8-6, with the loss the Colonials fall back to a second place tied with Dinwiddie in the CD. The Colonials fell behind 6-0 early and were never able to catch up and we just didn't play well at all. The only bright spots for the Colonials were a pair of HR's one by Geordie Breidenback a 3run HR and one by JD McCarty a 2run HR. I have to say that I didn't sleep well last night because I know that we can play better than we did yesterday. The Colonials will return to action thursday afternoon at 4:30pm against Petersburg at Shepherd Stadium. The TD Knights defeated the Meadowbrook Monarchs 9-3 in CD action tuesday to complete a sweep on the Monarch on the season. In the other big game in the CD Matoaca deafeated Prince George 7-6 in 8 innings. The Carolina Hurricanes advanced to the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with 2-1 OT victory over Montreal, the Hurricanes will play the NJ Devils in the second round. MICKEY

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

In 1921, West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.

Singer James Brown is 73
Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 70
Singer Frankie Valli is 69
Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 60
Country singer Shane Minor is 38

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left-handed.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

STOOPID KWESTION:Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?


The CH Colonials will return home this afternoon at 4:30pm against the Dinwiddie Generals. The Colonials enter the game 6-1 in the CD, while the Generals are 6-2 in the CD. Dinwiddie gave the Colonials there only CD loss earlier in the season 6-2 at Dinwiddie. In another big CD game today the Prince George Royals will travel to Matoaca. The TD Knights will play at Meadowbrook tonight at 6pm. Jimmy Johnson won yesterdays rained delayed race at Talladega, I would have rather seen someone else win. The best team in the NHL during the reagular season the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night in the 1st round by the Edmonton Oilers, Carolina can when there series tonight with a win in Montreal. I have posted a team photo of the 2006 CH Colonials baseball team. MICKEY

How many successful people have you ever heard say, 'I just make it up as I go along?' I can't think of one.
Mike Ditka

In 1863, Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va.; he died eight days later.

Country singer R.C. Bannon is 61
Country singer Ty Herndon is 44
Wrestler-actor The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is 34
Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes is 21

Monday, May 01, 2006


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

STOOPID KWESTION : why do people fishing from the shore throw their baited hooks toward the boats as far as they can, and people in the boats throw their baited hooks toward the shore?


Well today is the 1st day of May and before you no it summer will be here and school will be out again. It seems like this school year has flown by for some reason. I got fitted for my tux yesterday and it appear that some high school had prom this weekend, I have never seen so many teenagers bringing back tuxes at one time. The Nextel Cup race yesterday was washed out and will run taday at noon, it will be a short week for all the race teams because this weeks race in Richmond is saturday night. Most of the teams are testing at Charlotte this week also so it will be a short but a very busy week also. The Colonials will be back in action at 4:30pm tuesday at Shepherd Stadium when the Dinwiddie Generals come to town. I Have now decided to root for the Carolina Hurricanes for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs since the Rangers are out. I have posted an old photo of Al and Keith with a clown, I don't know where this photo was taken at. MICKEY

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde

On May 1, 1931, the 102-story Empire State Building in New York City was dedicated.

Former astronaut Scott Carpenter is 81
Singer Rita Coolidge is 61
Country singer Tim McGraw is 39
New York Jets running back Curtis Martin is 33