killer headline

I like Refdesk.com, featuring the Astronomy Picture of the Day,  other attractive daily stuff, and First Headlines, which invariably mixes the momentous, the alarming and the weird.  Today we see this one:  “Man shot to death with crossbow in Toronto library – Suspect arrested in what police describe as ‘definitely a unique case’. ”  Some guy did indeed shoot another guy in the back with a crossbow in Main Street Library in a Toronto suburb.  Kids and moms saw it because the elementary school in the neighborhood had just let out.

A more recently breaking headline reveals that that the murder victim was the bowman’s father.  The odds are that thereon hangs a sad and sordid tale.

On a more edifying note, today’s Astronomy Picture is M33, the star-formation-spangled Pinwheel Galaxy.

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