Thought for the day

"Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety… It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible." -- George Carlin

We Are The Champions

The 1961 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and naturally, the United States wanted to send its national team to showcase its talented skaters to the rest of the world. This included 16-year-old Lawrence Owen, who had just won the US Figure Skating Championships and graced the cover of Sports Illustrated; Her 20-year-old sister, Maribel, is a U.S. National Pairs Champion; his mother and coach, an Olympic bronze medalist; and Maribel's pairing partner, Dudley Richards. In addition to the Owen clan, Olympic medalists Gregory Kelly, Steffi Westerfeld, and Rod Lee Michelson and champions Bradley Lord, Dee Dee Sherbloom and Larry Pierce also boarded the flight to Prague.