On this Day in 1959 Monkeys Flew to Space

Monkeys survive space mission Two monkeys have become the first living creatures to survive a space flight. Able, a seven-pound female rhesus monkey, and Baker, a one-pound female spider monkey, were fired 300 miles into space in the nose-cone of a Jupiter missile AM-18 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The complete story here on BBC

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Monkeys survive space mission
Two monkeys have become the first living creatures to survive a space flight.

Able, a seven-pound female rhesus monkey, and Baker, a one-pound female spider monkey, were fired 300 miles into space in the nose-cone of a Jupiter missile AM-18 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The complete story here on BBC

Fetus Found in Yard

not a fetus

Okay, everyone is making a huge thing about this on the radio and in the papers. Apparently on channel four news too. They are calling it an unattended death….strange…I picture some poor hippie girl having a miscarriage and burying the fetus because she can’t afford the bills that come with hospitals and funeral parlors…God must have been shocking for the poor lady who found it though…

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Landlord finds fetus while gardening

A human fetus was found yesterday afternoon in the yard of a Kalihi home.

Police said a landlord discovered the fetus while gardening at about 1:23 p.m. in Kalihi.

Police had classified the case yesterday as an unattended death.

Shooting Nudists

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Nude sunbather is shot by BB gun
Big Island police are investigating the case of a 44-year-old man shot by a BB gun while sunbathing nude at a Puna beach.

Someone apparently standing on the cliff above Kehena Beach shot a BB gun or air rifle at the sunbather at about 1:30 p.m. May 7. The man received minor injuries after the BB pellet penetrated his skin.

Police are warning residents and visitors to be on guard while in the vicinity of Kehena Beach.

Police have received earlier reports of persons being shot with a BB gun in the area.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Officer Scott Amaral of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Seduction

I am fortunate enough to have a glass of this fine wine in front of me. The unfortunate part is that the wonderful lady who sent me the bottle is far away. Still, I raise my glass to her, enjoying the fine bouquet of this wine…and await the next Seduction she brings to me…..

THIS WEEK IN WINE: Seduction sets its sights on female wine drinkers
As I recall, “The Story of O” is a seriously sensual novel. Erotic but somehow tasteful.

WINE OF THE WEEK
Seduction, O’Brien Cellars, Napa, 2003, about $28

I am woman, hear me pour: Seduction has an intense vanilla, blackberry and eucalyptus fragrance, a provocative middle palate of chocolate, mocha and plum and a long, silken finish.

SERVE WITH: Carnal concoctions; prime ribs of beef, filet mignon, soft ripened cheeses.

AVAILABLE: Wolverine Market, Port Huron; Gibb’s #2, Detroit and Market Square, Birmingham

This time, the “O” stands for O’Brien, and it perches prominently on the label of Seduction, Barton O’Brien’s breakaway Bordeaux-style blend. It is, O’Brien maintains, the first wine that’s been marketed directly towards women.

Wrapped in a translucent organza garment, the bottle contains a fleshy fusion of cabernet and merlot that is both erotic and tasteful.

O’Brien is a droll Irish-American, a former software developer who conceived of Seduction while listening to his wife explain why she and her girlfriends choose a particular wine. For women, he deduced, wine is an accessory for emotional moments, something to be shared and savored, but not obsessed over. Women crave company, and wine is an e