Well, we have made it! Sebring has emerged on the National scene because of an anthrax scare. Oh, wait a minute, we haven't. The story never made it out of Florida. I guess we have become blase' about silly things like possible terror attacks. Or maybe nobody thinks little ol' Sebring would be a likely target of one since the story made it no further than the Miami Herald and was mostly confined to the surrounding hundred miles. Which is ok since it was, once again, a hoax. An interesting, somewhat costly, hoax, to be sure.
All the facts are not in yet but it seems some young man (age 20) decided to play a "joke" by leaving around 48 envelopes with a "suspicious" white powder in them on a number of cars in a local hospital's parking lot and on cars and in mailboxes in the surrounding neighborhoods. I don't think he's laughing right now. Since each envelope constitutes a charge which has the potential to give him 15 years in jail. One wonders just what his motive was since he already has an arrest record for burglary. See Anthrax arrest.
On a lighter side, Hubble has some new pictures out. Here's one and a link to a 53 pic "slide show" that is quite interesting... (click on the pic to see the slide show).
A Night Unremembered
6 years ago