Archive for September 23rd, 2022

September 23rd, 2022 - 11:36 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: 3,000-year-old canoe

Remains of a 3,000 year old, 14½-foot, white oak dugout canoe were recovered from a Wisconsin lake. Read story here. White oak was often used for wooden sailboat keels because of its durability. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 10:49 pm § in Misc.

Pujoles hits 700th career home run (video)

The great Albert Pujoles became the 4th player in Major League history to reach the 700 career home-run mark. The others are Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), and Babe Ruth (714). See list of top 300 long-ball sluggers here. Watch a fan’s view from above the third base line here. Return to [...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 9:50 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Aleutka 25 sailboat

This looks like a fiberglass production model of John Letcher’s Aleutka 25 (specs here), the original being built of wood and used to explore Alaska’s fjords. The twin-keeled boat had a very shallow draft, could be trailered, and rowed with oars. Interior accommodations were spartan but [...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 9:35 pm § in Misc.

From California to Hawaii by kayak

“After three months at sea, rationed meals and a brush with a tropical storm, a San Francisco Bay Area man became the second person to successfully kayak from California to Hawaii.” Cyril Derreumaux, 46, made the 2,400-mile ocean crossing in 91 days. (Read story here.) Return to The-Ave.[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 8:18 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Arizona secretary of state debate (video)

This office supervises elections in Arizona. It is being vacated by Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, who’s running for governor. The candidates are Mark Finchem (R), a Capitol rioter and election denier (see profile here), and Adrian Fontes (D), a former Maricopa County recorder (see profile here). Th[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 7:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Shouldn’t this prosecutor be fired, too?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, a state judge has reinstated Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion law, which reads: “Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3603 “A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take a[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Crime blotter: I don’t care what his excuse is

Isabella Thallas (photo, left) didn’t see her 22nd birthday, because Michael Close (photo, below right), 38, killed her over dog poop. Thallas and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, were walking a dog on June 10, 2020, outside Close’s apartment building in Denver. They stopped and encouraged t[...]