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  • No trick: 2,000 kids knock on White House Door (BARF ALERT)

    11/01/2009 12:55:21 AM PDT · by antiunion person · 17 replies · 904+ views
    AP ^ | Sunday, November 1, 2009 | Christine Simmons
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday doled out presidential M&Ms and dried fruit mixes to more than 2,000 trick-or-treaters, marking their Halloween at a White House event partly aimed at honoring military families. Dressed as superheroes, pirates, fairies and skeletons, the kids came in with their parents from Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., and lined up on the orange-lit White House driveway. Standing outside the White House front door, the Obamas smiled, chatted and passed out cellophane goody bags that were also filled with a sweet dough butter cookie made by White House pastry...
  • NBA Cheerleader Dances Way to Doctordom

    07/27/2009 5:43:20 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 18 replies · 1,607+ views
    Miami News ^ | Fri, Jul 24, 2009 | Gregory Wilson
    After dancing her way through school, former Miami Heat cheerleader has Fabienne Achille traded in her pom-poms for a stethoscope. From the Heat to the Hospital Watch VideoA former Miami Heat dancer turns in her hot pants for scrubs. The pretty 28-year-old paid her way through pre-med school at University of Miami by cheering on the likes of Alonzo Mourning, then turned her attention to the grueling medical curriculum at University of South Florida. The ballgame glamor made her undergrad days memorable, but it wasn't exactly easy, she says. “It was a lot of hard work especially being pre-med," Achille,...
  • Close-up Look at Black Hole Reveals Feeding Frenzy

    05/28/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 13 replies · 839+ views ^ | Wed May 27, 1:17 pm ET | Staff
    Astronomers are getting a close-up look at a cosmic eating machine: a spinning black hole that devours the mass equivalent of two Earths per hour, verging on the limit of its feeding ability. Supermassive black holes can weigh as much as a billion suns or more and are thought to reside at the centers of most, if not all, large galaxies. Their gravity is so powerful it traps even light, making black holes invisible. Their presence is inferred by watching the motions of stars and gas around them, along with the radiation that's generated in their frenzied vicinities. The behemoth...
  • Canadian TV rapped for Obama assassination joke

    05/25/2009 6:54:52 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 19 replies · 1,022+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 25, 2009 4:01pm EDT | David Ljunggren
    (Note offensive language in third paragraph) By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 25 (Reuters) - Canada's public broadcaster was wrong to show a skit that joked about the possible assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama and suggested he could be a thief, an industry panel ruled on Monday. The New Year's Eve "Bye Bye" comedy program -- shown by the French-language Radio Canada network -- generated more than 200 complaints. In one segment, two hosts discussed Obama's election in November 2008. Obama, who took office in January, is the first black U.S. president. "We're not racists. It will be good to...
  • Maybe an Asteroid Didn't Kill the Dinosaurs

    05/09/2009 2:45:01 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 30 replies · 1,828+ views
    Time CNN ^ | Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 | Jeffrey Kluger
    When a scientific principle is common knowledge even in grammar school, you know it has long since crossed the line from theory to established fact. That's the case with dinosaur extinction. Some 65 million years ago — as we've all come to know — an asteroid struck the earth, sending up a cloud that blocked the sun and cooled the planet. That, in turn, wiped out the dinosaurs and made way for the rise of mammals. The suddenness with which so many species vanished after that time always suggested a single cataclysmic event, and the 1978 discovery of a 112-mile,...
  • Texting While Driving Kills Virtual Pedestrians

    05/09/2009 2:33:53 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 6 replies · 388+ views ^ | Mon May 4, 11:40 am ET | livescience Staff
    Several studies have shown that distractions while driving, such as using cell phones or texting, can be dangerous. New research confirms these findings among teens. The study of 21 teens in a driving simulator found that while texting or searching their MP3 music players they changed speed dramatically, wove in an out of their lanes, and, in some cases, ran over virtual pedestrians. Similar studies have found that adults who talk on cell phones while driving in simulators perform as dismally as drunken study participants. Studies from the University of Utah show that hands-free devices do not make it safe...
  • Oprah defends record of South African school

    04/11/2009 7:27:19 AM PDT · by antiunion person · 21 replies · 540+ views
    AP ^ | 04-11-09 | none named
    <p>JOHANNESBURG – Oprah Winfrey acknowledged in a newspaper interview published Saturday that she has made several mistakes at her elite South African school, but said she remains proud of its success.</p>
  • Colorado withdraws ticket issued to good Samaritan

    03/01/2009 1:58:24 AM PST · by antiunion person · 14 replies · 886+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sat Feb 28, 11:52 am ET | ALYSIA PATTERSON
    DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol has withdrawn the $22 jaywalking ticket issued to a good Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three people out of its path. Bus driver Jim Moffett of Denver and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Feb. 20. Moffett, 58, suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday
  • Navy isn’t playing games with Johnston

    11/27/2008 2:15:57 AM PST · by antiunion person · 56 replies · 2,339+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Nov. 27, 2008 | Jeff Passan
    A man speaking broken English cried through the radio. Something about an attack. Shots fired. Grenades launched. Pirates. Aboard the U.S.S. Peleliu, the officers in charge expected such distress calls. On that day, Aug. 8, the ship was stationed in the Gulf of Aden, a strip of water between Yemen and Somalia known among seafarers as Pirate Alley. The hijacking was 10 miles from the Peleliu, close enough for the ship to send out rescue teams. Steering one vessel was Jonathan Johnston, a 24-year-old Navy lieutenant junior grade. He maneuvered toward the Gem of Kilakarai, the cargo ship from Singapore...
  • Obituary for Common Sense

    10/11/2008 11:15:17 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 5 replies · 213+ views
    Yahoo email ^ | October 11, 2008 | unknown
    My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations. Obituary Common Sense Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure...
  • School suspends 12-year-old for having Rayhawk fever

    10/10/2008 3:01:38 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 19 replies · 590+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:56 am EDT | Duk
    Twelve-year-old Zachary Sharples, his father and his 4-year-old brother have had Rays Fever all season long. So with the team entering the ALCS against Boston on Friday, they all started the week by heading down to the barbershop to get Mohawks, the style preferred by many of the Rays players, fans and even manager, Joe Maddon. Unfortunately, Sharples' school, Lincoln Middle in Palmetto, doesn't quite share the same level of passion for the Rays. Even though the mayor of Clearwater has vowed he'll get a "Rayhawk" if the team makes the World Series, the Lincoln administrators immediately gave Sharples an...
  • California wildfires strain state's resources

    07/05/2008 10:10:34 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 12 replies · 108+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. ADVERTISEMENT "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two weeks ago, has burned more than 800 square miles of land throughout California. The blazes have destroyed at least 69 homes and other buildings and contributed to the death of...
  • Canada Ready to Deport U.S. Deserters

    07/02/2008 7:08:13 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 57 replies · 207+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 2, 2008 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Since deserting his unit in Iraq and fleeing to Canada two years ago, Corey Glass has become the poster boy of the war resisters movement. Thursday in Toronto, supporters are planning to protest his scheduled deportation back to the United States. Corey Glass, 25, who deserted the U.S. Army while his unit was in Iraq and fled to Canada has become a cause celebre there. The American's impending deportation has led to protests and a parliamentary resolution. (ABC News Photo Illustration)But it turns out Glass has had little reason to be on the lam, ABC News has learned. Unknown to...
  • Police: Ex-convict suspected of killing 8 captured

    07/01/2008 11:12:51 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 13 replies · 94+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 1, 2008 | JIM SUHR,
    GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Police and FBI agents captured an ex-convict suspected of killing eight people in two states as he smoked a cigarette outside of a southwestern Illinois bar Tuesday night. ADVERTISEMENT Nicholas T. Sheley, who was the subject of a multistate manhunt after authorities linked him to the deaths of eight people in Illinois and Missouri, was arrested around 7 p.m. outside of Bindy's, a Granite City bar, said bartender Katie Ronk. Sheley ordered a glass of water and went to the bathroom before another bartender and customer recognized him, Ronk said. The customer, Gary Range, said he...
  • Enema monument unveiled in Russian resort

    06/20/2008 9:42:49 AM PDT · by antiunion person · 7 replies · 36+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Thurs., June. 19, 2008 | MSNBC
    Enema monument unveiled in Russian resort Spa director: 'An enema is almost a symbol of our region' Nurses posing near a monument to enemas at Mashuk Akva-Term Sanatorium in the town of Zheleznovodsk, Russian Caucasus Mountains region. The bronze syringe bulb weighs 800 pounds and is held by three angels. updated 10:04 a.m. PT, Thurs., June. 19, 2008 MOSCOW - A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk. The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three...
  • Woman dies after fall from UN building

    02/17/2008 1:56:34 PM PST · by antiunion person · 53 replies · 90+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02-17-08 | John Heinphin
    UNITED NATIONS - A woman who worked for the United Nations died Sunday after falling from the 19th floor of the U.N.'s Secretariat Building, authorities said. ADVERTISEMENT Police and U.N. security officers at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, said the 45-year-old woman had jumped from a window after showing up to work early in the morning. "A U.N. agency staff member died after falling from the 19th floor of the U.N. Secretariat Building," U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said. "At this time there is no suspicion of...
  • Car hits Md. street-race crowd; 8 killed

    02/16/2008 10:52:00 PM PST · by antiunion person · 18 replies · 217+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02-16-08 | Stephen Manning
    ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a group of street-racing fans obscured by a cloud of tire smoke on a highway Saturday, killing eight people and scattering bodies in the early morning darkness. ADVERTISEMENT At least five others were injured in the gruesome wreck along a flat, isolated stretch of highway about 20 miles south of Washington known for illegal races. About 50 people were gathered before dawn along Route 210 as two cars spun their wheels, kicked up smoke and sped off, said Prince George's County police Cpl. Clinton Copeland. Fans had spilled onto the smoky, dark road...
  • Passenger With TB in Calif. Hospital

    12/31/2007 8:54:22 PM PST · by antiunion person · 6 replies · 138+ views
    myway ^ | December 31, 2007 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Health officials were searching Monday for dozens of airline passengers who may have come in contact with a 30-year-old woman infected with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis on a flight from India. The 30-year-old woman, who authorities declined to identify, was being treated at a Bay Area hospital. Officials said the chances that she had infected anyone else were minimal. The woman arrived in San Francisco on Dec. 13 aboard an American Airlines flight that she boarded in New Delhi. The flight stopped in Chicago before continuing to San Francisco International. "She did have symptoms on...
  • At 560 kgs, Mexican man weighs into record books

    07/20/2007 8:39:13 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 63 replies · 1,931+ views
    Breitbart@com ^ | July 20, 2007
    View larger image A Mexican tipping the scales at 560 kilograms (1,234 pounds) will be listed as the world's fattest man by the Guinness Book of Records, while a loss of 200 kilos (440 pounds) may make him the man who lost the most weight. "I'm glad to be in the Guinness Book as the fattest man. I am also happy to have lost 200 kilos," Manuel Uribe, 41, told AFP. Uribe was able to leave his home in Monterrey, northern Mexico in March aboard a trailer to celebrate his weight loss. Guinness has recognized his weighty achievement with a...
  • Couric Gets More Negative Response

    05/03/2007 9:33:03 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 6 replies · 584+ views
    My Way ^ | May 3, 2007 | David Bauder
    Poll: Couric Gets More Negative Response Email this Story May 3, 8:23 PM (ET) By DAVID BAUDER (AP) News anchor Katie Couric presents an award at the annual Jackie Robinson Foundation awards dinner... Full Image Google sponsored links Sleep Quiz - Take Our Free Sleep Profile Quiz Learn How You May Improve Sleep www.SleepMedication.Info Are You a Happy Person? - This free PhD Certified Test will show how happy you really are! NEW YORK (AP) - One-third of Americans say they have a negative view of Katie Couric, her personal popularity lagging behind rivals Charles Gibson and Brian Williams...