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  • Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat

    05/06/2010 4:29:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 116 replies · 5,258+ views
    (AP) via Google ^ | May 6, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat By KATHY McCORMACK (AP) – 45 minutes ago PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Authorities remained in a standoff with a man on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus Thursday, hours after a passenger called 911 to report an explosive device on board. The other 16 passengers and the driver safely got off the bus, which was parked in downtown Portsmouth, surrounded by a bomb squad and sharpshooters, including one in an armored vehicle.
  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • City workers banned from official travel to Arizona (San Francisco)

    04/28/2010 10:14:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 995+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 4/28/10 | staff
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally. The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
  • Shootings kill 16 people in Mexican border city

    04/28/2010 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies · 577+ views
    Chron ^ | April 28, 2010 | Olivia Torres
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen stormed into a bar, dragged out eight people and killed them in the parking lot, the first of several shootings in this violent border city Wednesday that left 16 dead, including a man in a wheelchair. In one incident, a car chase and shootout killed three people in front of an elementary school, creating a panic among students, teachers and parents. Battles between rival drug gangs have made Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, one of the world's deadliest cities. More than 800 people have been killed this year in the city...
  • Penelope Cruz the sultry seductress stirs up trouble in Sex and the City 2

    04/09/2010 10:53:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies · 1,283+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2010 | Staff
    There's trouble ahead in Sex and the City 2 - and her name is Penelope Cruz. The Spanish actress appears in the new trailer for the highly anticipated film as a sultry temptress who catches the eye of Mr Big, played by Chris Noth. Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw catches her husband flirting with Cruz at a bar, prompting her to question her two-year marriage.
  • Sneak peek of Carrie & Co's Moroccan adventure in Sex And The City 2 (Mega Hurl Alert)

    03/12/2010 6:52:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies · 617+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2010 | Emily Sheridan
    With only 11 weeks to go before the eagerly-awaited Sex And The City 2 movie, fans have been given a sneak peek of what to expect, The upcoming sequel is set two years after we last saw Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her friends and brings the girls out of their beloved New York on a trip of Morocco. Little has been given away about the plotline, but the film will definitely include a wedding and perhaps a baby for an unlikely mother. Apparently happily married to husband Mr Big (Chris Noth), it is not known why Carrie decides...
  • Secrets of the Lost City of Z

    02/23/2010 8:16:55 AM PST · by Palter · 15 replies · 740+ views
    CBS ^ | 21 Feb 2010 | Anthony Mason
    Since the dawn of the modern age, the notion of a pre-historic world, hidden deep in the jungle and untouched by the passage of time, has captivated our imaginations. Before "Jurassic Park," before "King Kong," there was "The Lost World." Written in 1912 by Sherlock Holmes' creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Lost World" was in turn largely inspired by the real-life adventures of one remarkable man: Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett. David Grann, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, says in his time Fawcett was a larger-than-life figure: "Oh, he really was. I mean, he was the last...
  • America's Most Miserable Cities (anyone see a common theme?)

    02/18/2010 8:50:13 AM PST · by PGR88 · 32 replies · 1,445+ views
    Forbes ^ | February 18, 2010 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Cleveland leads a slew of Midwestern towns on our annual list, but thanks to high taxes New York and Chicago make it too. The city of Cleveland has had a colorful history. The Cuyahoga River, which runs through the city, famously caught fire in 1969 thanks to rampant pollution, and it wasn't the first time. In 1978 it became the first U.S. city to default on its debts since the Great Depression. Cleveland sports fans have had to endure more anguish than those in any other city. The city has been dubbed with a less than endearing nickname: the Mistake...
  • Green Police Aren't Just in Super Bowl Ads

    02/10/2010 6:30:55 AM PST · by dmartin · 11 replies · 882+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2010 | Peter Wilson
    If you've been watching the daily scandals destroy the credibility of the U.N. IPCC, then you might not realize that Cambridge, Massachusetts is in a state of climate emergency. This is not hyperbole, but an official policy order, passed by the City Council in May 2009, "recogniz[ing] that there is a climate emergency" and requesting the City Manager "to direct the appropriate city departments to increase the City's responses to a scale proportionate to the emergency."
  • One city just says no to more spending [Cut the lights, fire the cops, let the grass go brown]

    02/04/2010 6:53:02 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies · 1,292+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Kelly McParland
    Colorado Springs, second biggest city in the state, has decided that enough is enough. Confronted by a $38 million budget shortfall, and opposed to a proposal to triple property taxes to make up the gap, residents are instead bracing for spending cuts that make "draconian" sound tame. According to the Denver Post: More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled. The parks...
  • The town that apparently isn't

    01/17/2010 9:54:21 AM PST · by Saije · 12 replies · 765+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/17/2010 | Ashley Powers
    Beatty is, evidently, less of a town than a state of mind. When locals tried in recent years to find the original borders of this 1,000-person desert dot, they discovered an unsettling fact: Beatty was apparently never officially formed with official boundaries and therefore might not really exist -- officially, at least. Ever since, Nye County leaders have been flummoxed over what to do with the maybe-town about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas: Adopt the borders of one of Beatty's tax districts? Draw town limits from scratch? "When we went to the county," said Harold "Bert" Bertram, the town...
  • Newburgh(NY)to conduct gun buyback program next week

    01/14/2010 8:11:07 PM PST · by greatdefender · 9 replies · 459+ views
    NEWBURGH – City officials say Newburgh will participate in Orange County’s latest gun buyback program on January 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The buyback program is part of a countywide effort to get guns off the streets and keep them out of dangerous hands. In exchange for the weapons being turned in, no questions asked, the person turning the gun in will receive Shoprite gift cards. They range from $25 to $150 depending upon the condition and type of weapon turned in. Since this program began in the county, over 100 weapons have been recovered. Mayor Nicholas Valentine...
  • City to vote on assault rifle buy; Cops want an M-4 in every patrol car

    01/13/2010 3:15:33 PM PST · by greatdefender · 58 replies · 1,504+ views
    El Paso, Inc. ^ | Timothy Roberts
    Members of the El Paso City Council appear to favor the purchase of over 1,000 assault rifles for the police department, which says it needs them to protect the city from increasingly better armed criminals. The council will be asked on Tuesday to approve the purchase of 1,145 assault rifles at a cost of $772,646. That would supply all patrol officers with the civilian version of the M-4 military rifle. The lowest bid is from recommended bidder GT Distributors Inc. of Austin. The money would come from a federal grant of up to $899,287, funds targeted at stimulating the economy....
  • Looks Matter More in a City

    01/08/2010 11:15:12 AM PST · by Ellendra · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 1-8-10 | Melissa Mahony
    For women, looks may matter more if they live in the city than in rural areas, a new study finds. The results, which are based on body shape rather than overall beauty, showed that in cities the most attractive gals had higher social and psychological well-being. That same link wasn't found for country residents. The researchers suggest with higher population densities, cities offer more potential friends and sexual partners, allowing city folks to be choosier and so theoretically able to select the cream of the crop to associate with. Though the study is based on women, the researchers suspect similar...
  • A financial shortfall leads to a 'only me' attitude by the community

    12/10/2009 6:05:07 AM PST · by mshoffner · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/10/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    As reported here over the last few weeks, Huntington has been facing a shortfall of over a million dollars in tax revenue. Mayor Updike has tried to acquire a trash fee, has laid of a minimum of 12 people (including 6 fire fighters), closed one fire station and gotten a lot of bad reactions. The city employees have tried to help. City employees volunteered their time to decorate the city with Christmas cheer, only to find that the city has to pay overtime. The reason, a labor law states that a worker can not do anything while off duty that...
  • Firearms bill sponsor speaks in Bozeman(MT)

    12/03/2009 6:42:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 815+ views
    montananewsstation.com ^ | 1 December, 2009 | na
    Montana state law says that guns made and shot in the state are not under the jurisdiction of the federal government and that the federal should not tread on state law. Montana District 61 representative Joel Boniek sponsored House Bill 246, the bill says state law trumps federal law when it comes to gun laws. Firearms that are made and stay in Montana do not fall under the interstate commerce clause in the U.S. Constitution and is not in Congress' jurisdiction, according to Boniek who spoke Wednesday at the Big Sky Pachyderm luncheon. His law is in court at the...
  • Decline of the City (and) State

    11/30/2009 5:50:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 500+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/09 | Marla Singer
    Decline of the City (and) State Submitted by Marla Singer on 11/29/2009 19:29 -0500 /snip After all, direct democracy (and the mob rule that accompanies it) had killed Socrates, hadn't it? That Plato dedicates The Republic partly to the import of the Philosopher King years later might have been predictable. In the spirit of this background, enter San Diego, a year ago last week: Lame duck City Attorney Michael Aguirre will ask the City Council during a closed-door hearing today to consider hiring legal counsel to explore taking San Diego into bankruptcy. Aguirre said Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection would allow...
  • Huntington Planning Commission and City Council hear displeasure from local citizens

    11/23/2009 5:50:53 AM PST · by mshoffner · 1 replies · 317+ views
    The Huntington Planning Commission had a major item on their desk last week. It was a new proposed signage ordinance. The first ordinance was established in 1984. The new proposal had business owners showing up at the meeting, causing the vote to stall. Because of the outcry, the vote has been set to take place in December.
  • Han Dynasty city ruins discovered in China's Inner Mongolia

    11/13/2009 7:02:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 504+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | November 11, 2009 | unattributed
    Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) city ruins have been discovered in Wuyuan County, Hetao Plain, China's Inner Mongolia. It's said that the scale of the city ruins is rarely seen in Hetao Plain. The city ruins are located in Taal Town of Wuyuan County, Bayannaoer City in China's Inner Mongolia and once covered with grassland. The city wall was about 2 km long and 1 km wide and is made up of compressed earth. The east wall is 2 meters high and remarkably preserved, while, the south wall has already collapsed and is now a road base 80 centimeters high...
  • Prolific Serial Burglar Lands City Job

    11/06/2009 4:16:23 PM PST · by greatdefender · 5 replies · 377+ views
    KIRO-TV7 ^ | November 5, 2009 | Chris Halsne
    KIRO Team 7 Investigators have discovered a career criminal, nicknamed "the obituary burglar," is out of prison and into a new job. It's one that has victims, police and taxpayers alike shaking their heads in disbelief. Now, Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne reveals who hired a 22-time felon to work around senior citizens. Terry Lee Alexander gained notoriety a decade ago by ransacking the homes of elderly victims while they were away attending funerals. With that resume, the City of Kent thought Alexander would be a good employee and handed him the keys to the publicly-funded Senior Activities Center. It's Saturday...