While the concept of the American dream has been a part of our national consciousness for generations, you'd be hard-pressed to find two people who define it precisely the same way. We can say that with some authority, because, as part of our series, American Dreams: Then And Now, we asked you to share your own take on the dream. Sure enough, no two responses were the same.
The North Animal Care and Adoption Center in Titusville will celebrate the "Dog Days of Summer" with a special event on Saturday, July 28. Come on out from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy watery fun, games, food and prizes, and dog and cat adoptions.
Dog and cat adoptions will be at a special rate of $40, which includes spaying/neutering, rabies vaccinations, heartworm tests, initial vaccinations, flea treatment and county license tags.
The Dog Days of Summer event will be held at Stonefire Art Studio, 2500 South Washington Avenue, Titusville.
China and Russia this morning vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that could permit sanctions against Syria unless the government of President Bashar Assad stops using weapons against civilians. This is the third time China and Russia have rebuffed measures pushed by the United States and its allies to try to bring a halt to Syria's violent civil conflict.
A man who stripped naked to protest security screenings at the Portland International Airport was exercising his right to free speech, a court ruled Wednesday.
John Brennan was charged with indecent exposure after the incident, but Brennan said he stripped only after he refused to walk through a scanner and security agents found traces of nitrates on his clothes.
The Brevard Library Foundation’s August Fundraiser, “Wine Daze” is a Wine Sampling event benefiting Cocoa Library’s future café – A Novel Cup. “Wine Daze” will be held at Vintage 56 at 200 Barton Blvd. in Rockledge on August 1st from 6:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. A donation of $15.00 per person is requested.
Warning that a fuel line could leak, "potentially resulting in an underhood fire," Ford Motor Co. today told owners of about 11,500 model year 2013 Escapes "to stop driving their vehicles and to immediately contact their dealers."
The company said that "dealers will deliver a loaner vehicle to customers and will then transport their 2013 Escape to the dealership until the repair has been completed."
There have been no injuries reported in connection with the problem, the company said.
Rafael Nadal announced he will not compete in the upcoming London Olympic Games.
The New York Times reports that in making the announcement, the tennis star called it one the "saddest days of my career as one of my biggest ambitions, that of being Spain's flag-bearer in the opening ceremony of the Games in London, cannot be."
Had Nadal competed, he would have been in a position to defend the men's singles gold medal he won at the Beijing Games in 2008.
This story's been out there for a day or two, but it's too tasty to ignore. So here's a slice:
"Italy's biggest buffalo mozzarella maker, Giuseppe Mandara, has been arrested on charges he had close ties to the mafia. Mandara, 56 — who once dubbed himself the 'Armani of Mozzarella' — was arrested with three associates near Naples, reports said." (Global Post)