Ok - this isn't exactly breaking news, but we can all use a little good news once in awhile. Astronaut Sen Bill Nelson, D-FL, might be fretting and working overtime to prepare for possible landfall of the oil from the Gulf drilling rig explosion, but his only daughter just gave him a reason to smile.

This was just sent out from his office:

    Engaged: Nan Ellen Nelson and Michael Dixon. United States Senator and Mrs. Bill Nelson,of Florida, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nan Ellen Nelson, to West Palm Beach, Florida attorney Michael Kenneth Dixon.  Their wedding will take place in July in Amelia Island, Florida.  Nan Ellen Nelson is a White House appointee at the Peace Corps headquartersin Washington, D.C.  Mr. Dixon is a partner and intellectual property attorney with the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Dixon, also of Florida.

Congratulations, Sen Nelson. And wow -- the son-in-law-to-be is a Floridian!