Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Tonight we broadcast live from 9 until 11 on Hometown 1340, WLVL and WLVL.com ... but our focus will be almost exclusively local. Of course, I'm still interested in the national election ... and I'm thinking this will be the closest thing we've seen to a blowout in quite some time.
U.S. aircraft at the sprawling Bagram air base in Afghanistan are coming under increasing attack from "many small songbirds, pigeons, Magpies, Hawks and Black Kites," according to a bid request for a "bird control services" contract issued by the Army last month.Click here for the complete story.
Prior attempts at controlling the birds have failed. Personnel have shot "bangers and screamers" at the birds - rockets that can travel hundreds of yards as they give off a siren-like noise, followed by a loud bang. Shotguns have been tried, too.