Cards Win!

World champs
The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate on the field after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game 5. The Cardinals defeated the Tigers 4-2 to win the World Series 4 games to 1.
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Trophy hunting
World Series MVP, David Eckstein of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with the MVP Trophy defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game 5.
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Flight Simulator X

Just keep saying to yourself, “It’s only a virtual world. It’s only a virtual world..”

Flight Simulator 10 (FSX) was released on October 17, 2006, and like its predecessors – it’s as real as it gets.

Microsoft went back to a two version packaging: standard and deluxe. Of course the deluxe has more stuff. Of course everyone’s gonna want to get the deluxe – duh!

At last glance (about 60 seconds ago) the deluxe retails for $69.99. The best deal I saw was tigerdirect.com at $59.99.

Although MS didn’t say it won’t run great on XP systems, they do recommend a Vista PC – or one that is Vista compliant. (Vista hasn’t even officially been release yet!) For this reason I think it wise to hold off on FSX until I have a new screaming Vista to enjoy my VFR vistas.

Florida’s campus killer calmly awaits execution

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) — Danny Harold Rolling, Florida’s most notorious serial killer since Ted Bundy, was “remarkably calm” as he awaited his execution for the grisly 1990 slayings of five college students in Gainesville, his attorney said Tuesday.

Rolling’s lawyers filed papers with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a stay of execution. The Florida attorney general asked the court to reject Rolling’s application.

Rolling, 52, is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a reign of terror that paralyzed Gainesville as the University of Florida’s fall semester was beginning 16 years ago.

I started my freshmen year at University of Florida in 1990. I arrived in Gainesville 3 days before the first body was found. I remember many people (especially girls) were running scared – dropping out of college and moving back home – after this happened. It’s good to finally see justice being carried out.

UPDATE:

Posted October 26, 2006

(CNN) — Danny Harold Rolling, Florida’s most notorious serial killer since Ted Bundy, died singing.

He was executed by injection Wednesday evening for the grisly murders of five college students during a 1990 spree that terrorized the college town of Gainesville, Florida.

Rolling, 52, was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m., said Robby Cunningham, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Corrections.

Stark: Cardinals on the verge of historic upset

“ST. LOUIS — It isn’t quite a miracle. And it sure hasn’t been a classic. But there’s a word for what the St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of doing to the New York Mets.┬áHistory.”

“You had the 1906 Cubs (a ridiculous 116-36) tumbling to the crosstown White Sox (93-58) in the World Series. You had the 1954 Indians (111-43) falling to Willie Mays’ Giants (97-57). And you had the 2001 Mariners (116-46) crumbling in the ALCS at the hands of those four-time champs from the Bronx (95-65).

And that’s it.

Until now.

Maybe.”