In the 1980s, while the Cathedral’s two west towers were under construction, the Cathedral held a design-a-carving competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic World magazine. The third-place winner, Christopher Rader, submitted a drawing of that fearful villain: Star Wars’ Darth Vader.
The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral. (The other winner designs were a raccoon, a girl with pigtails and braces, and a man with large teeth and an umbrella.)
The exchange provides credit information to some cellphone, pay television and utility companies. (Some consumers have reported having cellular accounts opened in their names, even though they had placed freezes on their credit reports at the main bureaus.)
Stone-skippers to compete this weekend
NORTH BENNINGTON — “It’s shocking how far they can throw them, and how many skips.”That’s how Karen Schroeder describes the sight of champion stone-skippers competing at Lake Paran, part of a stone-skipping festival the lake’s board has held for about four years, for amateur and high-level stone-skippers alike.
Participating pick-your-own orchards have a hidden wooden apple just ripe for the picking! Find one and you’ll get an Apple iPod, iPod Shuffle or iPad awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so start searching early.
Conserve the sound is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life.
Accompanying the archive people are interviewed and give an insight in to the world of disappearing sounds.
The credit bureaus will no longer be able to charge you for placing a freeze on your credit report as of next Friday, 21 Sep.
So set a reminder, calendar appointment, or whatever it takes, because you will no longer have cost as an excuse for not taking the time to protect yourself from identity theft when it comes to some lowlife obtaining credit in your name.
Nina Hale, a marketing company in Minnesota, introduced “fur-ternity leave” to its benefits for its 85 employees, allowing new pet owners to work from home for a week while their dog or cat adapts to a new home.
Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church has come up with an idea to encourage visitors to come to downtown Brandon. On the second Sunday of the month, the church will begin to hold services in an innovative new location: the public dining space next to the Center Street Bar.
Tate said the services will last about an hour and will include coffee and pastries from Café Provence. However, Tate said those looking to pair their prayers with a pint will have to look elsewhere.
“The bar doesn’t open until four in the afternoon anyways so that won’t be an issue,” he said.