Day: December 30, 2006

What are the odds?

Friday night’s Floyd County High School varsity girls’ basketball game with Christiansburg was postponed because coach Alan Cantrell’s four-year-old grandson went into emergency surgery that afternoon for a brain tumor.

Varsity boys’ coach Brian Harmon’s son, also four, faced surgery this week — also for a brain tumor.

Two four year olds from families of two basketball coaches at the same school in a county of 15,000 people. Anyone want to figure the odds on that?

If anyone has information on the condition of either child, please let us know.

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A ‘wow’ moment


We stopped off at Home Depot in Christiansburg for some items Thursday and then headed over to the nearby Target store. I saw the sky as soon as I stepped out of the car. In photography, we call this a "wow moment," the brief instance when the setting sun provides the right touch of light and color to the sky. I had just enough time to grab my camera and crank off two shots before the sun dipped further below the horizon and the moment was gone.

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