Thursday, June 09, 2005

Video Professor June Blog (not to be confused with June Bug)

The Greatest Generation Remembered
This past Monday marked the 61st anniversary of the invasion of Europe by Allied Forces. Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation.” Those that survived the landings on June 6, 1944 went on to liberate Europe. Then they came home and built America. We salute them and honor them. Let’s never forget their courage and sacrifice. You might want to head down to the Video Store and rent either “Saving Private Ryan” or “The Longest Day.” HBO’s “Band of Brothers” would be another great choice.

Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson
Actress Anne Bancroft passed away this week of cancer. She was 73. She won an Oscar for her work in “The Miracle Worker” but achieved lasting fame for her role as the seductress in “The Graduate.” Anne Bancroft was a star in every sense of the word. She’s survived by her husband, Mel Brooks.

Memo to: Ward Churchill Re: 1st Amendment
The Rocky Mountain News just completed an exhaustive 5-part investigative series on CU Prof Ward Churchill. The Focus? His claimed Indian Ancestry and Academic Fraud. Their conclusion? Churchill is a phony. Ward, you’re entitled to free speech. We all are. The 1st Amendment however, doesn’t cover baloney.
Read all about it in the Rocky Mountain News.

Number of persons whose personal information including social security numbers etc was lost when CitiFinancial either had their records lost or stolen.
Read all about it in the Washington Post.

We take ID Theft of all kinds very seriously here at VIDEO PROFESSOR. Visit the Personal Internet Security resource on our site to learn more about ID Theft and how to protect yourself. And here’s another article you might want to read.

Look Ma! No Wires!
Intel just named the cities with the most commercial or free Wi-Fi spots: Most un-wired? Seattle and San Francisco. Austin, Portland, Toledo, Atlanta, Denver, Raleigh-Durham, Minneapolis and Orange County rounded out the Top 10. Cities that still need to cut the ties that bind? Bakersfield CA and McAllen, TX.

A-Rod youngest to 400
Alex Rodriquez homered off Milwaukee leftie Jorge De La Rosa and became the youngest major league player to reach the 400 run plateau. A bright spot on an otherwise so-so season for the Bronx Bombers.

All eyes on Texas
Racing’s newest superstar Danica Patrick competes this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas track is scary fast, and we mean SCARY!

Detroit will defend NBA Title
The Detroit Pistons (Remember the Brawl?) will defend their NBA title, taking on the San Antonio Spurs. (Remember the Alamo!) Both are teams that focus on fundamentals with solid coaching. The Pistons and the Spurs have played each other twice this year, both winning on their home courts. Some great analysis available on

Our Summer Learning Series: Excelling at Excel is an Excellent Idea
Ok, Excel is one of the more daunting programs when it comes to folks who just don’t realize how easy it is to learn and master. Learn more about our excellent Excel Tutorials - you’ll learn simple spreadsheets in just minutes. And Excel skills look very nice on the resume!

Sleep solution
According to this article American Students are having a tough time staying awake in class. This study blames early start times, but they don’t seem much different than when I was in school. One solution? Stop wasting money on these studies and just have the kids go to bed earlier!

Headline o’ the week
Zimbabwe's president denies he's dead.
“When did I die?” he asks aide. HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe denied rumors that he died of heart failure last week, the official Herald newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Read all about it in the

Site o’ the week
Depending on just how long ago your 18th birthday was; this site shows you the #1 song on either the American or British charts on that special day.

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