Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection. In ancient times, Sapphires were thought to be protective against envy, and even against poisoning. A common belief was that a venomous snake placed in a Sapphire vessel would rapidly die! Ground to a powder, the blue stone was believed to cure colic, rheumatism and mental illness, and to strengthen eyesight.

One group used plastic rulers that only measured to the millimeter (mm). The students had to determine whether they thought the reading was closer to 3 or 4 mm (see below). Another group of students used Vernier calipers to take the measurements. “We are all on this planet to do something and make our lives mean more than just about ourselves,” he said. “Similar to Dr. Calliste and the impacts she has left on this university, obviously felt by so many and evidenced by some of the sentiments expressed by former students as well as staff and this lecture series.”.

But some of the goals in this tournament were fantastic. There was Hagi ridiculous goal against Colombia, Ernie Stewart finishing off a fantastic passingmove for USA also against Colombia, Klinsmann turn and volley against South Korea, Wim Jonk 30 yard blast, Dino Baggio 30 yard blast, Roberto Baggio run and finish in the semi finals against Bulgaria, Brolin clever free kick against Romania, Amokachi stunning run and smash against Greece, Batistuta and Maradona both scoring great goals against Greece. Of course Ray Houghton chip against Italy and finally the unheard of Saeed Al Owairan for Saudi Arabia beating about five players before finishing against Belgium.

Linda Harper Brown (R TX 105) and the city of Irving have engaged in Eminent Domain Abuse all in the name of progress. And Jerry Jones, TXDOT and DART are in the Mix. Will we Texans let this go on? There is a behind the scenes issue here and no very many people know what’s really going on.

Mr. Graham is a notoriously private person, and so trying to talk about him is a pain in the ass. One ultimately ends up talking about one’s self in searching for ways to capture his presence. I have just been asked to join the ARRL Public Relations Committee. I am very excited to join because I want to help connect the maker/hacker community to the ham community. It an exciting time because there is a huge growth in the maker/hacker community.

Oelschlegel summerized the season and her feelings after winning the state championship, has been one of my heart desires and God gave me one of my hearts desires to take a team to the state tournament and win the state championship. I so grateful to this team and their teamwork. The state tournament, MacArthur defeated Wagner High School from San Antonio 64 51 in the semifinal game.