Friday, July 6 in the news.....
- Irish coast guards and the navy rescued over 100 children on Thursday after a sudden squall swept them out to sea during a regatta close to Dublin. "Suddenly the wind blew up and visibility dropped and we had to get the kids out," said Paula O'Connor, an administrator with the Royal St George Yacht Club. "But the kids are now safe and well and off the water while the coast guards and navy are back on the drink."
- In a battle between two top-selling female acts, Miley Cyrus triumphed over Kelly Clarkson to score the No. 1 position on the U.S. pop album charts Wednesday. Miley is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, who was understandably proud of his daughter, but noted how the pursuit of chart dominance she went through could not compare to his 1992 battles with Sir-Mix-A-Lot.
- Texas billionaire Allen Stanford has given West Indies cricket US$100 million over three years in what he described on Wednesday as a bid to bring the game into the 21st century and hopefully bring about a return to the golden era of West Indies cricket. The glory years for the West Indies team were between 1980 and 1985 when they were undefeated in a test series - the undefeated tag in the modern era now going to the Aussies. As with their previously assumed ways of finding talent, Cricket Australia said it was a heck of a lot of money to go spending just to shake palm trees around the islands waiting for the next lot of fast bowlers to fall out.