Archive - Jul 1, 2003

Down But Not Out

The web site for the Pennsic Independent, the populace newsletter for Pennsic War, is temporarily down due to a major technical problem. The publisher says the site will be back online very soon.

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Sword Attack

In Irvine, California (USA), a man who was under treatment for schizophrenia entered a grocery store and attacked six people with a sword, killing two of them before police fatally shot him.

King, Knight, or Candlestick Maker?

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DNA Shows Celtic Influence Stronger in Many Parts of Britain Than Anglo-Saxon

Nature: A new study of Y chromosomes in British men shows that the Celtic influence is stronger than originally thought.

Iceman's Shoes Beat Modern Hiking Boots

Shoe expert Petr Hlavacek claims footgear discovered on a Copper Age hunter is more efficient than modern hiking boots.