Wednesday, October 28, 2015


National Chocolate Day. Are you a Chocoholic?

The Salon du Chocolat, a global meeting of chocolatiers, begins in Paris.
There's a fashion show featuring chocolate couture.
Final of the World Chocolate Masters - a competition for chocolate and pastry chefs.

Wednesday October 28, 2015

Was it the full moon or Halloween tricks as strangeness prevailed in Kansas City
  World Series: Biggest moments from Royals' Game 1 win over the Mets   CNN - October 28, 2015
Looks like the 2015 World Series is off to a dynamic start. The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 in the 14th inning early Wednesday morning to claim the first game of the series. Both on and off the field, it was a wild and wacky contest from the start.
The longest Game 1 ever - 14 innings.
The first in-the-park homer in decades.
The power goes out - a rare electronics failure.
Google Fiber fails for one hour.
A Royals pitcher gets terrible news - his father died.

In another showdown ...
  Showdown in the South China Sea: How did we get here?   CNN - October 28, 2015
Dotted with small islands, reefs and shoals, the South China Sea is home to a messy territorial dispute that pits multiple countries against each other.

Yet another showdown ... For now it seems Hillary Clinton is the best we have ... if she doesn't go to jail. Seriously. On to the next GOP Debate ..
  Six things to watch at the Republican debate   CNN - October 28, 2015
Fight night: Trump vs. Carson
Jeb Bush, no longer center stage
Carly Fiorina: Third debate's the charm?
Debt ceiling: To raise or not to raise
Crunch time for the bottom-tiers
Will there be much of a debate?

Highway funding .. a trip down Memory Lane.
We've been down this road before: Federal highway funding is expected to run out on Thursday. In the end, Congress will to come through with another extension to let the Highway Trust Fund finance transportation infrastructure improvements. Those are badly needed, as American roads get a D grade from civil engineers. The nation's poor roads led President Dwight D. Eisenhower to support the Federal-Aid Highway Act in 1956, authorizing the creation of what came to be more than 45,000 miles of mostly toll-free high-speed roads. Mr. Eisenhower's passion for better roads went back to 1919. As a young lieutenant general back from World War I, he was part of an 80-vehicle military convoy that took 62 days to travel to San Francisco from Washington. The vehicles took a beating on the mostly unpaved roads, when they weren't slipping into a ditch or getting blown off a cliff. Crossing water sometimes meant building a bridge. Difficult, tiring, and fun, is what he called the trip, made at an average crawl of 6 miles per hour. Mr. Eisenhower's unforgettable road trip in 1919 ended up being a boon for American drivers.