Long shots prevailed Sunday in Canterbury Park’s richest quarter horse races of the season when 11-to-1 Fortune in a Wagon and 24-to-1 Feature a Runaway finished in a dead heat in the $50,000 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby, and 23-to-1 Eagles Span won the $141,100 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity.
The priest was about 30 paces in front of the Levite, both traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, a route known as the “Way of Blood” because of its reputation for being dangerous and often visited by thieves, robbers and the unclean. Although it is the quickest way to Jericho, they would not have taken this route if they hadn’t been late for something important.
I’ve read and listened to a lot of opinion throughout the week centered around the Charleston tragedy. I have been trying to wrap my head around this new yet predictable nightmare in our society. I have read about the politicizing of real deaths at the hand of a racist. I’ve listened to the dialogue that suggests the different lens that applies to a white versus a black assailant. I’ve heard the hate-crime accusations, seen the picture comparing the arrest of a white or black person and the different techniques labeled with assessment of entitlement versus discrimination. I’m as disturbed by this as the next person. I am literally frozen with confusion over the tragedy in Charleston.
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. Here are some facts on this most American of holidays, courtesy of the Census Bureau.