Friday, January 19, 2007
1. When a president of the United States dies, how long should someone continue to fly the American flag at half-staff? 2. When does the official mourning period end for former President Gerald Ford?
Answers---The U.S. Code states that the flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the president or a former president. So the official mourning period for President Ford — who died Dec. 26 — will end Jan. 25.
The code also states that the flag shall be flown at half-staff 10 days from the day of death of the vice president, the chief justice or a retired U.S. chief justice, or the speaker of the House of Representatives.
It is to fly at half-staff from the day of death until the burial of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a secretary of an executive or military department, a former vice president or the governor of a state.
The flag should fly at half-staff on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress. Note that while the US code is the clear authority for flag display and is followed by most federal and state institutions, it generally is not legally binding to individual flag owners or businesses.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Despite Britain’s best efforts, the courts upheld Bates’ claim of sovereignty and territorial waters. The 85-year-old Bates now lives in Spain. A Spanish real estate company is helping him sell Sealand, promoting it as a base for online gambling or offshore banking.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
NFC: Saints at Bears
AFC: Patriots at Colts
Here is a nice article on the final teams on ESPN --- HERE.
And who do you guys think will win the Super Bowl this year? Any predictions?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
9. The Ohio State
14. Boise State
15. Penn state
18. Nebr. Corn
20. Boston College
21. South Carolina
Only 2 ACC schools, looks like the Big East has moved up in the world, Also 4 schools from the SEC east. The big question is where is Clemson and Willie Korn?
Look out for the Blue Hose in ’11 but chances are Bentley will be gone by then and off to a bigger school.
Carlos Dunlap, DE -- rated by everyone in the Top 5 to 10 in the country and listed by most as the number 1 or 2 DE in the nation. Carlos Dunlap Jr. (6-6, 245) of Fort Dorchester canceled a visit to Tennessee (but he may end up visiting at some point) this past weekend and will choose either USC or Florida, his coach said Sunday according to The State paper. I feel our "playing card" in this battle for top talent is 'playing time.' Dunlap could come to SC and be a immediate factor for our defense where if he goes to UF or UT he may have to wait a bit to showcase his talent on the field.
Tom Luginbill's Top Five 2007 Classes as of 1/16/07
1. Notre Dame
4. South Carolina
Also over at http://www.rivals.com/. They have South Carolina moving up to the 7 spot. Look at how they rank them.
2007 Football Recruiting Rankings as of 1/16/07
5. Southern Cal
6. Notre Dame
7. South Carolina
Other news --- Seems Korn might have some competition...
Junior quarterback Jon Richt (6-2, 205) of Athens, Ga., son of Georgia coach Mark Richt, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week he strongly favors Clemson. The Tigers offered in camp last summer.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Alright let's imagine you were in charge of drafting for your favorite NFL team and you had to choose a WR (also had to rank them).
Out of this list of the 'highly' regarded WR's that are going pro, which would you chose for your team? And how would you rank these guys? Is there a 'sleeper' out there that I am missing from this list that needs to be on the list?
-Dwayne Bowe of LSU
-Tennessee's Robert Meachem
-Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson
-Southern California's Dwayne Jarrett
-Ohio State's Ted Ginn Jr.
-SC's Sidney Rice
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The SC House has overridden its first veto of the new session that started this past Tuesday, approving a bill that allows golf carts to be driven on Richland County roads.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, would allow tailgaters at Williams-Brice Stadium, for instance, to drive a golf cart on main roads within a half mile of the stadium. The carts would be required to use head and tail lights for night driving.
Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed the bill, which only applies to Richland County, in October.
If the Senate follows suit, the bill will become law over Sanford's objection.