Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sailing Heroes Honored

Steven Conway and the late Roger Stone received awards for their heroism during the capsizing of the Cynthia Woods.  Conway received a Certificate of Valor while Stone’s family was given the Gold Lifesaving Award.

For those of you that don’t follow sailing news, the Cynthia Woods is a sail boat operated by the Texas A&M University-Galveston sailing team.  In June 2008, the Cynthia Woods lost its keel during the Regata de Amigos (a sailboat race from Galveston, Texas to Vera Cruz, Mexico.)  Roger Stone and Steven Conway were the safety officers on-board during the race.  When the boat capsized, Rodger Stone gave his life to save two of the students that were below decks at the time of the accident.  Steven Conway was able to keep everyone else alive and afloat until the Coast Guard rescued them 26 hours later.

The Galveston County Daily News

Monday, July 6, 2009

Codex Sinaiticus - Home

The oldest known manuscript of the Christian Bible known as the Codex Sinaiticus is now available to view on the Internet at  The manuscript was written over 1600 years ago and is the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.  For the last 150 years it has been housed in four separate locations.  In 2005 the four institutions entered into an agreement for the conservation, photography, transcription and publication of all surviving pages.

The web site above contains the results of that conservation effort.  Photographs of the original pages can be viewed along with the transcription of the work.

If you like history or bible research, you will find this interesting.

Codex Sinaiticus - Home