Tag Archive: News


>More debate

>I posted about this previously, now of course there is more on it. Instead of posting the whole article, I have included a link for those of you interested.

Who decides about mammograms? Inside the task force

CNN

>From the Daily News

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For those of you who don’t like the Yankees or don’t like Derek Jeter, PFFFT!

>Feeling a little sad and sick

>I had all these things I was going to write about, all swimming around in my head. I came home and went to the gym. Was very proud of myself, then I went upstairs to heat my wax in the microwave and heard something on the news that made me sad and a little sick to my stomach.

I don’t know if any of you have heard about a woman who drove the wrong way on the Taconic, she had 5 children in her car and she hit a SUV. There were 3 people in the SUV, they all were killed. The woman and 4 of the children died. This happened July 26. What I heard tonight was the woman had a BAC of 1.6 and was smoking marijuana. If you want to read the article about it, the link is here.

>Frank McCourt Dies

>Very sad news. Frank McCourt, author of the memoirs Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis and Teacher Man, died yesterday at 78 in New York City. He had suffered from metastatic melanoma, according to the New York Times, which has a long obituary and a remembrance called “A Storyteller Even as a Teacher.”

We remember him fondly for his comments at the publication party for Teacher Man, when, with his usual deadpan delivery, he lamented that the fame and fortune that came with Angela’s Ashes hadn’t come earlier in his life, but then said that had this occurred, he would have died long earlier “from drink and fornication.”

>BREAKING NEWS

>Subject: BREAKING NEWS: Gov to Appoint Lt. Governor, Source Says

Gov. David Paterson is expected to announce this afternoon that he will appoint a lieutenant governor, a source close to the governor confirmed. It’s not clear who he has in mind or if he plans to bring up the subject during a news conference he’s scheduled for 5:01 p.m.

Complete details from: NBC New York

>Breaking News Alerts

>The New York Times
Sunday, July 5, 2009 — 1:31 PM ET
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Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon

Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick, 16-14, in the fifth set, breaking Pete Sampras’s record of 14 Grand Slam singles titles.

Read More: ~The New York Times~

The New York Times
Sunday, July 5, 2009 — 11:52 PM ET
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Judge Approves Plan to Sell G.M. Assets

A federal judge late on Sunday approved a plan by General Motors to sell its best assets to a new, government-backed company, a crucial step for the automaker to restructure and complete its trip through bankruptcy court.

With the approval of the plan, G.M. and the government are seeking to close the sale by Monday or Tuesday, according to people briefed on the matter.

Read More: ~The New York Times~

The New York Times
Monday, July 6, 2009 — 9:02 AM ET
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Former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara Dies at 93

Former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara died Monday, according to his wife, The Associated Press reported. Mr. McNamara, who led the Defense Department during the Vietnam war under presidents Kennedy and Johnson, was 93.

Read More: ~The New York Times~

>Billy Mays, most well-known for his OxyClean commercials, died in his sleep last night, according to the Discovery Channel. The spokesman was 50 years old. Discovery Channel issued the following statement: “Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth. Billy was a pioneer in his field and helped many people fulfill their dreams. He will be greatly missed as a loyal and compassionate friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family at this time of incredible loss.” An all day marathon of Mays’ Discovery show, Pitchmen, airs on July 1 starting at 11 a.m ET/PT, with the season finale airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Entertainment Weekly

>Audio Slide Show: Pinched by a Paycut
Jeff and Sharon Ferrell and their four children struggle on 10 percent less income each month.

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~ ON THIS DAY ~

On May 29, 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.

~The New York Times~

Police Officer Fatally Shot in Harlem
By RUSS BUETTNER and AL BAKER
The police officer, who was assigned to patrol the city’s housing projects, had just gotten off duty.
~The New York Times~

>Today’s Headlines

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TODAY’S HEADLINES
The New York Times on the Web
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Compiled 2 AM ET


For news updated throughout the day, visit ~The New York Times~


~ TOP STORIES ~

Arms From U.S. May Be Falling Into Taliban Hands
By C. J. CHIVERS
Evidence suggests munitions procured by the Pentagon leak from Afghan forces for use against American troops.


Democrats in Senate Block Money to Close Guantánamo
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
In an abrupt shift, Senate Democratic leaders said they would not provide the $80 million President Obama requested to close the detention center.

~The New York Times~


War’s End in Sri Lanka: Bloody Family Triumph
By SOMINI SENGUPTA
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his two brothers squelched dissent and fought international pressure to achieve victory.

~The New York Times~


New York Loses Its Jazz Festival

By BEN SISARIO
For the first time in 37 years, there will be no major summer jazz festival in New York.

~The New York Times~


Bloomberg Navigates the Politics of a Health Scare
By MICHAEL BARBARO and ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
The H1N1 epidemic has showcased Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s strengths – like his ability to dispense common-sense advice – but also shown his weaknesses.

~The New York Times


‘My Time Is Precious’: Spitzer Sets the Tone During Inquiry on Leaks
By DANNY HAKIM
The ex-governor appeared frustrated over his experience in Albany and showed a side quite different from the way he has appeared in recent interviews.

~The New York Times~


~ ON THIS DAY ~

On May 20, 1961, a white mob attacked a busload of “Freedom Riders” in Montgomery, Ala., prompting the federal government to send in United States marshals to restore order.

~The New York Times~

>Today’s Headlines

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TODAY’S HEADLINES
The New York Times on the Web
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Compiled 2 AM ET

For Explorer Scouts, Good Deeds Have Whole New Meaning
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
An affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America is training young people to confront terrorism and border security.

~The New York Times~

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Obama Moves to Bar Release of Detainee Abuse Photos
By JEFF ZELENY and THOM SHANKER
President Obama cited concerns that the photos of U.S. military personnel abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan could further antagonize enemies.

~The New York Times~

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~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~

“This is about being a true-blooded American guy and girl. It fits right in with the honor and bravery of the Boy Scouts.”
– A. J. LOWENTHAL,  a sheriff’s deputy in Imperial County, Calif., who runs Explorers programs, in which young people are taught skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence.

~The New York Times~

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Paterson Asks Ethics Panel to Quit
By DANNY HAKIM
The state inspector general found that the panel’s director shared confidential information about an inquiry into the Spitzer administration with a top Spitzer aide.
~The New York Times~

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~ ON THIS DAY ~

On May 14, 1948, the independent state of Israel was proclaimed as British rule in Palestine came to an end.

~The New York Times~