My wife Kim and I live on a 16 acre farm in Solon Township in Kent County.
We are trying to get a beef operation going, but make some money with our egg business.
I love to restore old wooden motor boats. (DO YOU HAVE ONE THAT'S BEEN IN A BARN FOR YEARS?)
I love to fly radio control airplanes and the ones with strings that we all had as kids! Anyone have some of those lying around?
My best buck is a rather small eight point, but it is hanging in my office.
My best fish was a King Salmon I fought for 45 minutes on the lake. But it got away.
I grew up in Chicago and remain a dedicated Cubs and Bears fan.
MISSION CONTROL KNEW THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA WAS GOING TO BURN UP ON RE-ENTRY
AND NEVER TOLD THE CREW!
THOSE ON THE GROUND DECIDED
IT WAS BETTER THE CREW NOT BE TOLD OF THE RISK!
NASA say the Columbia crew were not told that the shuttle had been damaged and they would probably burn up on re-entry!
The seven astronauts who died will be remembered at a public memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the disaster today at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.
The shuttle was headed home from a 16-day science mission when it broke apart over Texas on February 1, 2003, because of damage to its left wing.
Wayne Hale, who went on to become space shuttle program manager, says 'After one of the MMTs (Mission Management Team) when possible damage to the orbiter was discussed, he (Flight Director Jon Harpold) gave me his opinion: ''You know, there is nothing we can do about damage to the TPS (Thermal Protection System).'
'"If it has been damaged it's probably better not to know. I think the crew would rather not know. Don't you think it would be better for them to have a happy successful flight and die unexpectedly during entry than to stay on orbit, knowing that there was nothing to be done, until the air ran out?"'