Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday, March 13 in the news.....

  • France's last remaining veteran of World War I died Wednesday at age 110 after outliving 8.4 million Frenchmen who fought in what they called "la Grande Guerre." He was given a white flag by the doctor who waved it for him as he passed away.

  • As extreme temperatures spread into other states today, Adelaide notched up its 11th consecutive day of 35 degrees Celsius or above to claim an unwelcome record. And it can expect no relief for at least another six days. The length of the heatwave surpasses the previous Australian capital city record of 10 days above 35 degrees, recorded in Perth in February 1988. People of Adelaide are coping with the heatwave though, employing their favoured pastime: doing nothing in particular.