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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roman History

My friend Lt Col. Robert F. Cain III, whom I mentioned in lecture, is also a bit of an historian. Follow this link to his blog on Ancient Rome...He did the illustrations as well as the copy writing and podcast. He has taught at the the Miliary College and worked at Annapolus, prior to his posting at the Pentagon. I have known Rob since 5th grade and am darn proud of his work and his service for our country.

http://www.ancientromerefocused.org/contact/

Energy Bill dead for the year

Various media, including the Las Vegas Review Journal and Washington Post report:

Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, abandoning a priority of President Barack Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said no Republican was willing to back a comprehensive energy bill, a development he called "terribly disappointing."

Former Gov. Kenny Guinn has died



Former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn has died. Guinn was elected governor in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002. His term ended in 2007. He was governor over a period of the fastest growth of any American city and near record growth for any single state in history.



The two-term Republican governor was elected in 1998 and served from 1999 to 2007 when he left office as the second-oldest governor in state history, at 70.

Guinn was known for his moderate politics and willingness to bargain with Democrats to achieve goals.

He served as superintendent of the Clark County School District for nine years, president of UNLV for four, and championed education as governor, founding the Millennium Scholarship program, which is now named in his honor.





The Las Vegas Sun reports that "he died this morning in Las Vegas after a fall from a roof after suffering a possible heart attack. Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Guinn was pronounced dead at 11:07 a.m. at University Medical Center. "
He was 73.

Guinn is the subject of John Ralston's book "The Anointed One" which outlines how both parties, business and the political elite hand selected the Republican to become the governor of Nevada. He is shown below with his wife Dema. (biography and links below, hit "read more").

Guinn also served, with only $1 in pay a year, as the President of UNLV. He was active in education and in charities throughout his lifetime.


Las Vegas Sun obituary, click here.


For a further biography click on "more" or "read" below.


Tablet PC sales to hit 11 million this year




A recent forecast from ABI Research estimates that 11 million tablet computers will be sold by the end of this year. The research firm says the majority of that total will be Apple iPads because of the device's popularity and a variety of delays that have scuttled the development plans of some competitors.

For additional information use the links below:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3232644

http://www.informationweek.com/news/smb/hardware_software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226100077

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/21/gadget-outlook-rosier-aided-by-notebooks-and-tablets/?mod=dist_smartbrief