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January 17, 2007

NTSB Releasing Report on Kentucky Plane Crash Today

NTSB files: Pilots in Kentucky crash puzzled by runway - USATODAY.com Jeffrey Mcmurray, AP

NTSB officials on Wednesday opened the public docket on the Kentucky crash that killed 49 of 50 people on board. Polehinke, the lone survivor, lost a leg and suffered brain damage from the crash. He has told family members he remembers nothing about that morning.

The article goes on to indicate that the pilot thought the fact that the lights were out was "weird" and exclaimed "whoa" moments before the crash.

I don't know about you, but if I was moving onto a runway that had no lights, I would have at least asked for confirmation that I was in the right place.

January 16, 2007

Playing in the Ice

Austin has been covered with a layer of ice since Monday. This is a rare occurrence, so my wife and I decided to go outside and enjoy the snow.

January 12, 2007

Mike Nifong Asks To Be Recused From Duke Rape Case

It's about damn time.

DA in Duke Rape Case Asks to be Taken off Case

ABC News Law & Justice Unit

District Attorney Mike Nifong has requested that he have himself removed from prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse rape investigation, ABC News has learned.

A source close to the investigation said Nifong sent a letter to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper asking his office to assume responsibility of the case.Calls to the Attorney General's office and Mike Nifong's office were not yet returned.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Nifong has botched this case from day 1. I hope the ethics charges against Nifong end up removing him from the courtroom for good.