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Johnny Cash's voice is back... in a 15-year-old kid?

Vince Mira, a 15-year-old from Federal Way, Washington, has gotten the nickname "Juanny Cash" and appeared on "Good Morning America" and "Ellen" because he can sing like you-know-who. One Seattle-area writer said Johnny Cash "was rolling over in his grave - but only to get a better look." 
 Mira has an indie CD out, "Cash Cabin Sessions," produced by John Carter Cash.

Partially eclipsed moonrise

The moon rose partially eclipsed over the ocean this evening.  I went out to a good viewpoint on Hilo Bay, but only had 16 minutes from when the moon began emerging from the horizon clouds until it went behind the overhead clouds.

Heavy rain likely through today

Heavy rain likely through today (excerpt)
John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, February 3, 2008
...Dan Birchall, a volunteer at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station, said at 5 p.m. that the temperature there was 38 degrees.

"We don't have snow here; the lowest snow is about 10,500 feet up," he said. "We have rain here. It's been raining pretty steadily at this level. The rain is not too bad, though. It's a misty rain, not like in Hilo. At the summit, it was snowing. It's let up a little bit; the road is still closed, though."