June 6: D-Day for war buffs. Ed Sullivan shuffled off the TV set in 1971. Proposition 13 passed in California, in 1978. And the YMCA was founded in London in 1844.
All these bits o' history, young man, but the focus is on 6-6-6 and an alleged devil. And a remake of "The Omen," which will have a hard time beating the original. Just saying.
City Utilities gets an answer from Springfield voters; the coal-plant election is on 6-6-6. Morning rain will dampen turnout, but there's supposed to be afternoon sun, followed by evening gloom when the initiative fails and CU officials admit a voter mandate.
We'll leave you with this bit o' nonsense from Sydney, Australia, where government officials want to keep cemeteries 660 feet away from bars. According to The Associated Press:
Paul Pisasale, the mayor of Queensland state town of Ipswich, is part of a movement being led by the Urban Local Government Association to prevent brothels from being built near cemeteries. Prostitution is legal in Australia in limited circumstances.
"There's a lot of families and services that are going on and the last thing you want is someone conducting a spiritual service and a cemetery reflection time for family and a brothel going on next door," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Tuesday.
"It's totally inappropriate. There's a place for brothels and a place for cemeteries and we don't believe the two mix."