Saturday, June 27, 2009

House Passes Energy Overhaul Bill 219-212
Also Friday, the House of Representatives phone switchboard went down as conservative radio hosts and congressmen made direct pleas for voters to dial the Capitol to voice their opposition to the bill.

"Phone traffic has increased to a level where some callers are receiving an 'all circuits are busy now, please try back again later' message," communications director Jeff Ventura said via e-mail.
Michael Jackson 'working on new climate change song before death' - Telegraph
Michael Jackson was working on a song about climate change in the days before his death, his friend Deepak Chopra has disclosed.
Frost Hurts Central Georgia Blueberry Crops
Blueberry farmer Ted Wach of Wach Farms, says frost conditions at his Bolingbroke farm took out 99 percent of his berries.

"The freeze came and just about everyone of them that we had. There's barely enough out there that we got out there that my wife got to make a pie," said Wach. He and his wife bought the farm 10 years ago. Opening it up each summer for people to come out and pick blueberries from their 2.5 acres. While they've had setbacks before, Wach says he's never seen anything like this before.
"Once you get down to about 20, 22 degrees and lower, your ability to protect that crop is severely reduced," said Peed. Wach agrees, but he says he hates turning away the 1,500 to 2,000 people that make the trek to his farm to pick berries. Wach says he sees people from Florida, Tennessee and all over Georgia.

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