This Sunday is Father's Day, but you knew that already. What's that? You totally forgot? Don't worry; you're in a boat with nearly everyone else, and its time for the annual scramble-to-find-a-gift-that-looks-like-you-didn't-buy-it-yesterday! Fortunately, most fathers love to read, and if you buy him a book that is timely enough to make him feel in the cultural know, you could even win some kid points. So here are our suggestions for five last-minute book buys for dad. Don't forget the personal inscription filled with love and thoughful childhood memories.
Today, a 13-year-old federal court case against Osama bin Laden has officially been closed. More than a month after bin Laden was shot in the head and buried at sea, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan granted a request from prosecutors to drop the terrorism charges against bin Laden.
In May, Hubert and Louise Sparks were surprised to find a rare albino robin under a big tree in their front yard. Imagine their surprise when, on Thursday, they found another one in the same place a month later. Meanwhile, a full-grown robin was flitting about from fence post to fence post, making excited noises. The Sparkses found the first albino robin, which was completely white and had pink eyes, at their home at 1816 Ecton Road, on May 11.
About a month ago, Jeannie and Doug Naselroad of Cole Road began raising chickens for eggs in their backyard. On Tuesday, eight tetra tints (referred to as Easter chickens for their pastel eggs) played a “game of football,” as Jeannie calls it, chasing each other for a bug inside their version of a football field — a homemade green chicken tractor.
After more than 40 years working at the Elizabethtown Police Department, Chief Ruben Gardner said the one thing that continues to baffle him is people’s inhumanity toward one another. “I’ve seen brothers kill brothers and a few hours later they’ll be asleep when we go get them,” Gardner said. “It’s really mind boggling to see that kind of behavior.” Gardner, 65, is retiring at the end of July. Despite the sometimes dark nature of the job, he said what he enjoys about law enforcement and what has pushed him to continue working is the opportunity to help others.
In just a few weeks, President Barack Obama hits a pretty important milestone: His daughter Malia becomes a teenager.
ABC's Good Morning America had a pretty long chat with the president, just in time for father's day. Robin Roberts asked him about becoming the father of a teen and Obama seemed surprisingly cool. He said: