Archive - Feb 2008 - Story

February 4th

Arizona speed enforcement technology may affect Estrella travelers

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano reports that new photo radar has been deployed on Arizona highways with the hope that speeding fines will help the state's budget shortfall.

Dance Moot 2008 in Edinburgh Photos online

Margaret de May reports that her photos of the recent Dance Moot 2008 event held in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Kingdom of Drachenwald are online now.

"Send me socks and underpants!"

According to archaeologist Robin Birley, the researcher's life can be pretty bleak until he finds the really big discovery, in this case, letters from Roman soldiers. Harry Mount of the Daily Mail has the story.

February 3rd

An Tir knight's benefit stair climb on YouTube

Sir Brand of reports that the sports editor of the University of Washington Daily has produced a 2-minute video chronicling the An Tir knight's challenge to climb 5,000 stairs in 2 hours to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Modern siege engine throws bowling ball 80 feet

The modern meets the medieval when some bored engineers from Harcos, Inc. decided to turn an industrial robot into a catapult capable of bashing a car with a bowling ball 80 feet away.

9th century Buddhist temple discovered in India

Workers on a construction site in Bhubaneswar, India have discovered the remains of a 9th century Buddhist monastery. Villagers have requested the preservation of the site.

February 2nd

Canadian/US border crossing regulations changed January 31, 2008

United States Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has announced the Department's intention to change requirements for crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada. American and Canadian citizens will no longer be allowed to just declare their citizenship.

Atlantia 12th Night photos online

Lady Brigh has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event in the Kingdom of Atlantia on the Flickr website.

New citizen for Ealdormere

Aunty Jo-Jo reports that Kaylah Dawn Blumetti was born January 23, 2008 to Lord Drake Daberneen and THL Joanna of Northumberland in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Known World Choir to perform at Estrella XXIV

Lazarus Artifex reports that the Known World Choir will be performing at the upcoming Estrella War XXIV. He has posted music files online for those interested in participating.

February 1st

Cracked medieval jug may sell for US$10 million

An 11th century Egyptian rock crystal jug, one of only six known examples of its kind, may sell for as high as US$10 million at auction.

Survivor Valhalla pictures online

Stefan MacMorrow ap Rhovannon shares photos from the recent Survivor Valhalla event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Medieval-style weapon allegedly used during a party

Following a brawl at a party, a South Lake Tahoe teenager was arrested for allegedly attacking another person with a mace.