Daily Bread for 5.15.12

Good morning.

We’ve another warm day ahead, with a high of forty-six eighty-six, and a one-third chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Whitewater’s Common Council meets tonight at 6:30 PM.

On this day in 1911, the Supreme Court enforced the Sherman Antitrust Act against Standard Oil, breaking up that vast company.

The Wisconsin Historical Society notes that on this day in 1911,

…the Janesville City Council proposed ordinances banning fortune-tellers and prohibiting breweries from operating bars in the city. For more on Wisconsin brewing history, see the “Brewing and Prohibition” page at Turning Points in Wisconsin History. [Source: Janesville Gazette].

I’ve no confidence in fortune tellers, but one can be confident that a community that worries over them is on the wrong track.

Google’s daily puzzle ask about astrophysics: “When a star collapses, its mass is squeezed into a single point that has zero volume. What is its density?”

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