A New Role Model

On Saturday, 17-year Australian Jessica Watson arrived home after 210 days at sea. Even though her accomplishment will not be considered a recored by the World Speed Sailing Record Council, she is still the youngest person to circumnavigate the world unassisted. Her perserverance, determination, and willingness to take risks has inspired people not only in Australia but around the world. She is a true role model for young girls to look up to. For more of the story, click here.

Weddings of the Future

Weddings are probably the most classic and traditional of ceremonies in existence today.  However a Japanese couple gave their wedding a unique and modern touch.  A robot.  The I-Fairy is a robot that leads tour groups around museums and other tourist sites in Japan, but with some reprograming it can do much more.

Phoenix Suns Heading To the Western Conference Finals… At Last!

For the last couple of years the NBA playoffs have been bittersweet for Suns fans. The initial excitement over a great season and moving on to the next round is quickly overshadowed by defeat as the Spurs achieve victory once again. But not this year! On Sunday, the Spurs and the Suns played one of the closest games of the series. It was a close game until the very end and the Suns were able to hold on to their narrow lead. The Suns will now have 7 days off to rest before they have to face the Lakers and the Western Conference Finals. It won’t be easy but they can do it. To read more about the history between the Suns and the Spurs, visit the ESPN website.

Video of the Week

This video older but it is definitely a classic; especially if you have any knowledge of Spanish!

Saying Goodbye to Brooks & Dunn

Whether you are a country music fan or not, it is hard to miss the stunning duo Brooks and Dunn. Both successful songwriters, they came together in 1991 and have been making great music ever since. Over the past 19 years they have become one of the top selling groups of this era. In December they announced that although they will no longer be recording together, they were going to do a farewell tour. The tour started on April 23 in Sacramento and, if the first show is any indication, don’t wait to buy tickets because they are selling fast. For information on tour dates and tickets, check out their website.