A Little Friday File Fun (06/27)

June 27, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

 Well, here’s a thousand (or so)…

Those looking to improve their health and happiness may want to review their portfolio before revving up the treadmill.   A new study suggests that women who actively take control of their finances are healthier and happier than those who don’t.  MORE at http://www.planadviser.com/education/article.php/2451

– – – In Tacoma, Washington , James Brandon D’Angelo was pulled over on a traffic stop here – – – and when his vehicle was searched, they found about 4.5 grams of mari.juana – – – and in the ensuing search of James’ person, they found two credit cards that were not in James’ name – – – while they went to check them out, James offered to give them $200 if the officers would let him go and throw away his stash – – – only to find himself arrested on bribery charges – – – as well as identification theft and possession of marij.uana – – – and, as it turns out, James was wanted for a 2007 break-in where he earned the nickname Captain Jack Sparrow for his interesting dress during the robbery – – – you can see him in action at http://www.kirotv.com/news/16699510/detail.html?rss=sea&psp=news#

SPIN CITY?   OK, it's a building, not a city - but Dubai residents have a treat to look forward to, the Dynamic Tower, designed by the architect David Fisher.   The 420-meter tower, complete with a hotel, offices and apartments, and slated for completion in 2010, is always moving; each of its floors can rotate 360 degrees.   You can to see this:  

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock, the president of the Continental Congress, and secretary Charles Thomson (who, as a point of interest, served as secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its existence, 1774-1789).

Most of the delegates signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776, doing so in geographic order of their colonies from north to south.   There were late signers, including Elbridge Gerry, Oliver Wolcott, Lewis Morris, Thomas McKean, and Matthew Thornton (who, because of a lack of space, was unable to place his signature on the top right of the signing area with the other New Hampshire delegates, and had to place his signature on the lower right).   A total of 56 delegates eventually signed.

Three delegates never signed. Robert R. Livingston, a member of the original drafting committee, was present for the July 2 vote, but returned to New York before the August 2 signing. Thomas Lynch voted for the Declaration but could not sign it because of illness.  

John Dickinson, a delegate from Pennsylvania, who was opposed to the separation from Great Britain, refused to sign.