Apollo 11

Virginia News Stand: July 20, 2009

Annotations & Elucidations There's Only One Story Today

What were you doing at about 4:00 p.m. 40 years ago today? At 10:00? Did you run outside and look at the moon? Has it ever looked the same? God's magnificent wonders worked through men . . . .

News:

Pro-choice advocates pick Deeds (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

2005 McDonnell-Deeds recount led to legislation, new safeguards (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Out-of-state groups pump $6 million into Va. gubernatorial race (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

GOP delegate candidates flush with cash (Washington Times

GOP Leads Money Race (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Peninsula partisans battle for cash (The Daily Press)

Republican delegate Chris Saxman drops re-election bid (The Daily Press)

Crowd gives state input on struggle with poverty (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Health plans draw ire (Roanoke Times)

Video:

Apollo 11: The 40th Anniversary Of Man's First Lunar Exploration(YouTube.com/AP)

Life On The Moon

On this day 40 years ago began the greatest adventure of human exploration: The launch of Apollo 11, the  flight that eventually set the first human feet on another world. How appropriate, then, that CatholicVote.org released the third in its "Imagine" video series today. (See the first one, that NBC and CNN refused to accept as a paid advertisement, here; and the second one, here.) Life is another word for potential — creative and imaginative, daring and bold; achievements extraordinary and humble, all significant and fulfilling to humanity, waiting to be accomplished. We have no idea what the next baby will turn out to be. Maybe one born today will be the first human to walk on Mars. Twelve already walked on the moon.

When will America take "One small step for life"?