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  • Obama's desire to close down GITMO may be about his nefarious alliances.

    12/19/2015 2:01:39 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 12 replies
    Vanity | 12/19/2015 | johnwk
    Looking past the distraction of releasing terrorists from Guantanamo, there seems to be another reason for Obama wanting to close it down. The Guantanamo Naval Station is an important asset connected to the defense of the United States and helps America keep an eye on the communist government of Cuba which aligned itself with Russia during the 1960s which then imported nuclear weapons into Cuba. Those who do not recall the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s need to read: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Threat of Nuclear War The Guantanamo Naval Station is a strategic outpost on a landmass...
  • Sandbar Lounge closes; owner blames smoking ban

    12/01/2015 7:56:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | November 30, 2015 | Heather Richards
    Sandbar Lounge, a downtown Casper institution, will close for good Saturday, and its owner says the city's recently imposed smoking ban is to blame. “The smoking ban destroyed the bar, as I foretold it would,” Nancy Goddard wrote Monday in a post on the Sandbar's Facebook page. “I have cried a million tears and will probably cry a million more again. I apologize. I tried and failed. God bless.” Casper residents voted Nov. 3 to reinstate a 2012 smoking ban on bars. More than 6,000 voters cast ballots, with 54 percent voting in favor of the ban. Ban supporters, such...
  • Target to close 13 stores nationwide amid plummeting profits

    11/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 11/4/2015 | AP
    Target plans to close 13 stores nationwide, most in the Midwest where the store has its roots. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on January 30, 2016. The 13 are among Target's nearly 1,800 stores in the U.S.
  • Chesapeake park ranger caught on camera pointing pistol at couple leaving park past closing time

    10/22/2015 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    WTKR ^ | 10/19/15
    A Chesapeake park ranger was caught on camera pointing his pistol at a couple. It was a confrontation that started because the couple left a city park after closing time. I was hoping he wasn't going to shoot at us, says Dylan Newton, who recorded a 7-minute video of the ranger. With all the things going on in the media with cops using excessive force and all these videos coming out like that's the only thing running through my head like Im going to be one of these people. Newton says it all happened Sunday night at the city's Northwest...
  • Target Closing West Side Location in November

    08/10/2015 4:24:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The West Side Target, located at 3720 Soldano Blvd (in the Consumer Square Shopping Center off West Broad Street), will be closing their doors sometime in November. A part time employee tipped us off in a discussion about West Side redevelopment ideas on our messageboard, noting that the decision to close was made about a week ago. A call to the store this morning confirmed the November closure, though a final date is still unknown at this point. Large retail centers have struggled to attract and retain tenants on the citys west side over the past several decades, with the...
  • McDonald's is closing hundreds of restaurants this year

    04/22/2015 7:33:17 PM PDT · by Hugin · 151 replies
    Fortune Magazine via MSN ^ | 04-22-15 | Phil Wahba
    For instance, earlier in April the company announced it is testing out a larger, pricier, third-of-a-pound burger for $5, two years after dropping the similar Angus burger line because they were too pricey for McDonalds diners. Despite that earlier failure, new CEO Steve Easterbrook expressed confidence his customers would go for premium burgers. I often describe McDonalds as possibly the most democratic -- with a small d -- brand in the world, he said. And what customers love the world over, and none more so than here in the U.S., is how they can buy into aspirational quality products, but...
  • Brandon Walmart closing for 6 months, employees given little notice (Closed several stores tonight)

    04/13/2015 9:16:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    WLFA ^ | 3-13-2015 | Peter Bernard
    Employees say a Brandon Walmart near Valrico gave them little notice before closing for six months. When I drove into the parking lot, it was full. I knew something was not right, said a Walmart employee who asked that News Channel 8 not identify him. We have had plumbing problems over the last few years. The store closed Monday at 6 p.m. because of the ongoing plumbing issues. The employee News Channel 8 talked with said a sewage backup is the likely culprit. The issues require extensive repairs, Walmart spokesman Amanda Hennenberg said in a statement. The store is located...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • Planned Parenthood closing Battle Creek clinic at end of January; Obamacare cited as factor

    01/13/2015 8:33:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Mlive ^ | January 13, 2015 | Julie Mack |
    KALAMAZOO, MI -- Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan is closing its Battle Creek clinic, citing "increasing competition and declining patient demand" as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The last day of operation will be Jan. 31. Spokeswoman Desiree Cooper said the need for Planned Parenthood's health-care services has declined because of the ACA, which has greatly improved access to subsidized contraceptives and women's health-care services. The ACA requires insurances plan to provide women with an annual physical and contraceptives without a deductible or co-pay. That means women who formerly were reliant on Planned Parenthood for services and...
  • In Danger of Closing, Channel 10 Goes Dark Overnight

    12/28/2014 3:28:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Elad Benari
    Channel 10 went dark on Sunday night at about 10:30 p.m. Israel time, at the instruction of the channels employees union. Instead of regular programming, the channel displayed a picture of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, alongside the words, "In three days, Channel 10 will close. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who serves as Minister of Communications, refuses to find a solution. Due to this the employees union has decided to cease Channel 10s broadcast for the night. We will resume broadcasting at 6:00 a.m." The channel has been facing financial difficulties for several years. In December of 2012, the Knesset held...
  • Mountain West Banks Closing in Great Falls [ Montana ]

    07/21/2014 10:10:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    kfbb ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | Joe Biega,
    Following a merger between Mountain West Bank and First Interstate Bank, several Mountain West locations will be closing across the state ... While the merger of the two well known Montana banks is still pending, Interstate Bank has announced a list of banks that will be closing or relocating
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...
  • RadioShack To Close Up To 1,100 Stores; Same-Sales Drop 19 Pct

    03/04/2014 6:06:03 AM PST · by mykroar · 32 replies ^ | 3/4/2014 | Reuters
    Struggling retailer RadioShack Corp reported a wider quarterly loss on Tuesday and said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after a huge drop in sales over the holidays, sending the stock down more than 15 percent. Sales at the Fort Worth, Texas-based chain have been in free fall amid executive departures, tough competition and an image problem. Despite its ubiquitous presence in the United States, analysts say it has not done enough to transform itself into a destination for mobile phone shoppers or become hip enough to woo younger shoppers. Its net loss widened to $191.4 million, or...
  • St. Joseph Monastery Closing After Over 160 Years

    01/15/2014 6:43:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    ST. MARYS, ELK COUNTY - The St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys is the oldest in the United States, and after 161 years of serving the community, it's closing its doors. At its peak in the 60s and 70s, the St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys, Elk County had 125 sisters. Today, there are 17 left, ages 58 to 91, and they'll have to find a new home. We spoke with many people in the St. Marys community who say the St. Joseph Monastery is a huge institution for the community. They say the news of it closing is devastating....
  • Abortion supporters alarmed by surge in abortion clinic closings

    09/13/2013 4:32:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    The growing number of abortion clinic closures in recent years has apparently reached critical mass. Liberals and the mainstream media are taking notice with alarm. And either the clinics are closing at such a fast pace abortion supporters cant keep up, or there have been so many they cant count them all. Either way, They cant get the numbers straight. And its all good. downloadThink Progress, August 26: According to a Huffington Post analysis, at least 52 abortion clinics across 26 states have shut down since 2010. Whoops, thats not what HuffPo reported, or perhaps it did a recount:600px-US_54 At...

    08/06/2013 10:06:12 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 50 replies
    a little bird | 8/6/2013 | RaceBannon
    I have to ask, think this through, what has been the reason for a series of embassies to ever close in our past history? Are we so scared of a group that was once defeated that we cower in fear like this? Or does Obama have other plans? Embassies, closed, this many, at the same time...only in time of war, folks, only in time of war
  • Panel rejects Pentagon's request for base closings

    05/23/2013 10:56:48 AM PDT · by oxcart · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | RICHARD LARDNER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new round of military base closings is going nowhere in Congress.</p> <p>The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee passed a bill Thursday rejecting the Obama administration's request for more domestic base closings.</p> <p>Military leaders are cutting the number of troops and argue the drawdown will leave them with more installations than they need. The money saved by closing unused facilities can be spent on training and other essential operations.</p>
  • Philadelphia School District Plans to Close Dozens of Schools

    12/31/2012 10:15:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | 12.31.2012
    PHILADELPHIA Like many public schools here, University City High School is underused, underfinanced and underperforming. William R. Hite Jr., the schools superintendent, says the closings will help keep the district solvent. More Photos Nearly 80 percent of its 11th-grade students read below grade level in statewide tests this year, while 85 percent failed to make the grade in math. Last year, about only a quarter of its students participated in precollege testing like the SAT. Largely because of the lure of local charter schools, the school is one-quarter full, with fewer than 600 students for its nearly 2,200...
  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday (Going Galt)

    11/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 127 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2012 | AP
    Hostess Brands Inc. said it likely won't make an announcement until Friday morning on whether it will move to liquidate its business, after the company had set a Thursday deadline for striking employees to return to work. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread had warned employees that would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. That would result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.Snip The Teamsters meanwhile are urging the smaller union to hold a...
  • Hostess Brands permanently closing 3 bakeries following employee strike

    11/12/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/12/12 | Staff
    IRVING, Texas Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products. Hostess warned earlier this month that the strike, by about 30 percent of its workforce, could lead to bakery closures. It said Monday that it will close bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati that collectively employ 627 workers. The company has about 18,300 employees. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers
  • DNC Rabbi's Closing Benediction: No Israel Mention

    09/06/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, Rabbi David Wolpe gave the closing benediction. And he missed two key references: Jerusalem, and the State of Israel. He focused instead on the false leftist definition of tikkun olam, fixing the world. Tikkun olam is actually a kabbalistic concept that suggests that Jews have a responsibility to fulfill the commandments in order to rectify the cosmic cataclysm that occurred with creation. But leftists like to equate tikkun olam with the entire leftist program, no matter how many Jewish commandments that leftist program violates. Heres Wolpe's transcript: Dear God, we are grateful that our nation is founded on the...
  • Food Lion stores closing

    01/11/2012 10:48:04 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    JACKSONVILLE,COM ^ | Jan 12,2012 | swampsniper
    All Food Lion stores on the First Coast, including a dozen in Jacksonville, are closing, company officials announced Wednesday night. The stores will be closed within 30 days, the company said. Stores in Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker and Alachua counties are also closing. In addition, the Food Lion in Waycross is among the Georgia stores slated to be closed. The company will convert its Food Lion in Lake City to a Harveys store. All of the other stores in Florida are closing.
  • Closing: 5 Macy's And 4 Bloomingdale's Stores

    01/05/2012 8:41:39 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/4/12 | AP
    CINCINNATI (AP) Macy's Inc. says it will close five Macy's and four Bloomingdale's stores that are underperforming. Clearance sales will begin at the stores Sunday and run for 10 weeks. More than 830 workers will be affected by the closings 375 at Macy's stores and 463 at Bloomingdale's. But many may have the option of taking jobs at new stores the company plans to open. The closing Macy's stores are in Topeka, Kan.; Laurel, Md.; Parma, Ohio; Antioch, Tenn.; and Texas City, Texas. The Bloomingdale's closures are in Atlanta; Oak Brook, Ill.; North Bethesda, Md.; and in the...
  • Postal Service Delays Closures until Mid-May

    12/14/2011 11:49:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12-14-11 | staff and wire
    About 100,000 postal service employees can breathe a shallow sigh of relief. The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay shutting 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. SNIP - - - - - - Last Thursday, a group of 18 Senate Democrats signed a letter to congressional leaders asking them to add language to legislation that would halt closings for six months.
  • Closin of Longmont's Butterball plant: 'A test of community'

    12/04/2011 7:24:02 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 18 replies ^ | 12/04/11 | Tony Kindelspire
    LONGMONT -- The closing of Longmont's Butterball plant at the end of the year marks the end of a 51-year run for Longmont's turkey plant. More importantly, it means 349 people are joining the ranks of the unemployed. One of them is Abundio Canales, 63, a Longmont resident who has operated machinery at Butterball for 19 years. Both he and his wife work at the plant, and both will start the new year looking for work. Canales said he plans to learn English better and would like to take some computer classes, but he's concerned about his wife being able...
  • Closing of Longmont's Butterball plant: 'A test of our community' (Mr. Obama strikes again)

    12/04/2011 8:08:41 AM PST · by catnipman · 25 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 12/04/2011 | Tony Kindelspire
    The closing of Longmont's Butterball plant at the end of the year marks the end of a 51-year run for Longmont's turkey plant. More importantly, it means 349 people are joining the ranks of the unemployed. ... Carolina-based Butterball announced it was shutting down its Longmont facility at the end of the year, blaming high grain and fuel costs that had made its westernmost production plant no longer financially viable.
  • Knowing when to fold them (closing up my business)

    10/26/2011 8:10:44 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 90 replies
    Today | Self
    A little over a year and a half ago I bought a small profitable business... About 6 months ago it stopped being profitable. 4 months ago my wife was told it was time to quit her job due to health reasons. It's lost money ever since. For over a year I poured my heart, sweat, and lately tears in to it. Working full time jobs trough the whole thing.. A month ago I lost my last full time job.. I have not found a replacement that allows me to work the business in the evenings. The store can't support it's...
  • WALTER REED - Final Move of Patients, Aug. 28,2011 - DC Chapter of FReeRepublic will be there

    08/09/2011 8:23:01 AM PDT · by trooprally · 15 replies
    PRELIMINARY REPORTIt is public knowledge that the final move of our Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed to Bethesda Naval Hospital and Ft. Belvour will be Sunday, August 28,2011. THE DC CHAPTER OF FREEREPUBLIC WILL BE THERE and all patriots are invited to help show our Wounded Warriors and their families that they are loved and that we support them where ever the are. Not knowing specific details at this time we have permitted all four corners of all 4 gates from 6AM till 10PM. Once we know which gate(s) they will be leaving from, we will start setting up at...
  • Ceremony marks closing of Walter Reed hospital (After 102 years of service)

    07/27/2011 12:27:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/27/2011 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON Maj. Walter Reed's sword was symbolically handed over to the Navy at a ceremony Wednesday marking the closure of the Army hospital bearing his name, where hundreds of thousands of the nation's war wounded have been treated for more than a century. The tone was somber at times, but mostly celebratory, as more than a thousand former and current staff members and patients some of them wounded troops from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in wheelchairs who have lost limbs gathered under a white tent to say goodbye to the Army's flagship hospital. The Army band played,...
  • ACLU-PA, Planned Parenthood: HB 574 Will Close Clinics

    04/19/2011 12:01:33 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 8 replies ^ | Nicole Houck
    Civil liberties and abortion rights advocates are criticizing a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga) that increases rules for abortion clinics. They argue that the measure is a thinly veiled attempt at restricting abortions, saying a similar bill in Texas forced 18 of 20 clinics to close. Proponents of the legislation and pro-life activists argue that HB 574 is necessary to close gaps in abortion regulation, brought to light in the now infamous case of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Bakers would require freestanding abortion clinics to follow the same standards as ambulatory surgical facilities, including increasing the...
  • Obama Elementary School to close its doors, citing low enrollment(EPIC FAIL!!)

    03/18/2011 6:35:50 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 18, 2011
    ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- As President Barack Obama was set to depart on an overseas trip Friday, he faced some sobering news back home -- a school bearing his name was to be shuttered because of low enrollment. The Barack H. Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park, N.J., will close its doors this summer as part of a school district consolidation plan resulting from a declining number of students there, the Asbury Park Press reported. Students at the school, previously known as the Bangs Avenue School until it was renamed for Obama two years ago, will be reassigned to two...
  • Goodyear's Union City, Tenn., plant to close, eliminating 1,900 jobs

    02/13/2011 1:00:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 10, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. | By Tom Bailey Jr.
    Goodyear's plant manager placed its bad-news call to City Hall at 7:58 a.m. Thursday: The Union City plant where 1,900 employees make radial tires will close by year's end. "We were just all surprised, I guess," City Clerk Carolyn Moran said, adding most everyone in this border town of 10,200 knows someone who works at the plant four miles north of City Hall. Union City sits at the Kentucky line, 115 miles northeast of Memphis. The area unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Goodyear's fourth-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, disclosed the Akron, Ohio-based company will take a one-time $160 million charge...
  • Bank Analyst, Meredith Whitney sees 5,000 bank branches closing

    11/23/2010 7:15:05 AM PST · by WebFocus · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Fortune ^ | 11/23/2010 | Colin Barr
    he bank shakeout is about to pick up steam. So says Meredith Whitney, the analyst who made headlines around this time three years ago by predicting the demise of Citi's (C) dividend. Whitney predicts in a report released Monday afternoon that profit-strapped U.S. banks will close 5,000 branches over 18 months. That would amount to about 5% of bank offices, and would mark a new twist in a decades-long consolidation process. There were more than 12,000 U.S. banking institutions as recently as 1992, but deregulation and global competition have fed the rise of megabanks like Bank of America (BAC) and...
  • 10 Questions with The Closing of the Muslim Mind author Robert R. Reilly

    08/28/2010 10:41:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/28/10 | staff
    Robert R. Reilly is the author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist. A former director of Voice of America, he now serves as a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. Reilly recently agreed to answer 10 questions about his book and other topics of interest for The Daily Caller: 1) Why did you write the book? I was fascinated by Bernard Lewis book What Went Wrong, in which he chronicles the decline of the Muslim world. I wanted to find out why it went wrong. And, like most Americans, I...
  • Closing Time for Medical Pot Dispensaries

    06/07/2010 1:44:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 8+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 6/7/10 | JONATHAN LLOYD
    The city attorney's office says it will start by gathering information about who is complying Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries face a deadline Monday, but questions remain about how exactly that deadline will be enforced. More than 400 dispensaries are under orders to close in accordance with the city's news medical marijuana ordinance. Eventually, the city hopes to whittle the number of pot shops down to 70 and to limit outlets to industrial areas. Some estimates peg the number of medical marijuana dispensaries operating last summer in Los Angeles at 1,000. City officials said hundreds were not registered.
  • Whirlpool to cut 216 jobs, close Benton Harbor plant

    06/01/2010 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 56 replies · 961+ views
    WSBT TV South Bend IN ^ | 6-1-10 | WSBT
    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) Whirlpool says it will close a machining facility in Benton Harbor, Mich. and eliminating 216 jobs as a result.
  • ACLU closing San Jose office in budget cut

    05/12/2010 4:32:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 387+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/12/10 | Sean Webby
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is scheduled to shutter its office in San Jose next week. But officials say the organization will maintain a local role in advocating for police accountability. Both employees who have been working at the office at 111 N. Market St. are being laid off. The ACLU, which works to protect constitutional liberties, decided to close the office, opened in 2006, due to budget cuts, according to associate director Kelli Evans. "San Jose and Santa Clara County are critical regions for ACLU work in Northern California,'' said Evans, a former civil rights trial...
  • Obama's Closing Remarks or Threats? (Video)(Satire)

    02/27/2010 7:06:45 AM PST · by trapman · 7 replies · 335+ views
    The Bovine Scatologist ^ | 02/26/2010 | Tbot
    This guy just keeps pushing. Listen to his confidence even when he's wrong! He's truly a GOP friend. See you in November!
  • White House Regroups on Guantanamo

    09/24/2009 7:17:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies · 547+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/2009 | Ann Kornblutt
    With four months left to meet its self-imposed deadline for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration is working to recover from missteps that have put officials behind schedule and left them struggling to win the cooperation of Congress. Even before the inauguration, President Obama's top advisers settled on a course of action they were counseled against: announcing that they would close the facility within one year. Today, officials are acknowledging that they will be hard-pressed to meet that goal. The White House has faltered in part because of the legal, political and diplomatic complexities...
  • Report: Closing Schools Wouldn't Ward Off Virus

    08/25/2009 7:28:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies · 1,358+ views
    ap ^ | Aug 25, 2009 5:21 am US/Pacific
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that a massive school closing wouldn't stop the spread of the swine flu virus, saying vaccinations must be the defense against a menace that one report said could infect up to half of the population. "What we know is that we have the virus right now traveling around the United States," Sebelius said in a nationally broadcast interview. "And having children in a learning situation is beneficial ... What we learned last spring is that shutting a school down sort of pre-emptively doesn't stop the virus from spreading." Sebelius appeared on...
  • Closing arguments set for ex-congressman's trial (William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson, a Democrat)

    07/29/2009 8:38:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 438+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/09 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the bribery trial of a former Louisiana congressman .. William Jefferson, a Democrat .. is accused of receiving more than $400,000 in bribes .. Jefferson's attorneys argue that their client was essentially acting as a private business consultant and never violated bribery laws.
  • Pilgrim's Pride to shut operations at 3 plants

    02/27/2009 8:48:31 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 684+ views
    AP ^ | 02/27/09 | AP
    PITTSBURG, Texas (AP) Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said Friday it will cut 3,000 jobs, or about 7 percent of its U.S. work force, as it shuts operations at three of its 32 chicken processing plants.
  • US Newspapers Resorting To Closures, Bankruptcy

    02/26/2009 9:21:54 AM PST · by curth · 7 replies · 599+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | John P. Connolly
    Four companies that own 33 daily U.S. newspapers have filed for bankruptcy or were put up for sale in the past three months, threatening to close papers that fail to restructure their debt or find buyers. The San Francisco Chronicle became the latest casualty of a struggling print news industry. Hearst Corporation, the parent company of The Chronicle, announced this week that if it cannot adequately and quickly slash expenses, then it would close or sell the paper. The Chronicle is northern Californias largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430. If the paper closes, the only other newspaper...
  • Is Guantanamo Bay really closing?

    02/07/2009 5:09:00 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 2 replies · 323+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 2, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    No. The base at Guantanamo Bay will stay open for now. It is the detention center that will temporarily close. Guantanamo Bay was used as a detention center during President Bush #1's term. He used it to hold Haitian political activists who'd fled their homeland after a military coup in 1991. The base at Guantanamo Bay can be turned back into a detention center any time a President wants to. President Obama ordered the detention centers closed by executive order. He can change that at any time. He has left the door open for secret CIA detention camps. Where will...
  • Closing the literacy gap - Wiser spending would better serve California schools

    01/19/2009 9:07:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 401+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/19/09 | Editorial
    At 23 percent, California leads the nation in residents 16 and older at the lowest level of literacy. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy, released this month, is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education from 2003 data. Its estimate for California: 6 million of its 26 million adults can, at best, read and understand only short, commonplace prose text. At worst, they cannot read and comprehend any information written in English. Behind this eight-point increase in below-basic literacy since the last assessment in 1992 is primarily immigration. One in eight U.S. residents is an immigrant, the highest percentage in...
  • of Obama's first duties will be to order...closing of Guantanamo Bay

    01/12/2009 12:27:07 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 127 replies · 3,866+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 1/12/09 | Lara Jakes
    WASHINGTON - Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama say one of his first duties in office will be to order the closing of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. That executive order is expected during Obama's first week on the job and possibly on his first day... [SNIP] Obama's order will direct his administration to figure out what to do with the estimated 250 al-Qaida and Taliban suspects and potential witnesses who are being held at Guantanamo.
  • AP/YAHOO POLL: OBAMA 44, MCCAIN 42 (PDF File at Link)

    10/17/2008 7:42:07 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 83 replies · 2,267+ views
    AP ^ | Staff
    AP/YAHOO Poll of 873 Democrats; 650 Republicans shows OBAMA 44%, MCCAIN 42%...
  • CompUSA is sold

    12/08/2007 9:04:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 54 replies · 198+ views
    Consumer electronics retailer CompUSA says it will close its stores after the holidays. CompUSA closed more than half its stores this spring.
  • NAACP cutting staff, closing offices (to avoid draining more of its shrinking reserves)

    06/07/2007 11:39:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,496+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/07 | AP
    BALTIMORE - The NAACP said it is cutting about 40 percent of its national staff and closing, at least temporarily, its seven regional offices to cover three years of budget shortfalls. The civil rights group will reduce its staff from 119 to 70 through layoffs and attrition to avoid draining more of its shrinking reserves, interim president and chief executive officer Dennis Hayes said. The Baltimore headquarters will remain open and still offer services provided by the regional offices, he said. "We are right-sizing our organization to meet present circumstances," Hayes told The Baltimore Sun for an article published Thursday....
  • Philadelphia's Maternity Ward Crunch

    05/22/2007 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 6 replies · 589+ views
    CBS online ^ | 5/2207
    CBS) Melissa Suszynski had the perfect pregnancy. But two weeks before her due date, she woke up covered in blood. "I said, 'What am I going to do? What am I going to do? I'm bleeding all over the place!'" Suszynski told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. Suszynski's placenta had ruptured. She was rushed to the nearest hospital, Jeanes Medical Center, just seven miles away. Twelve minutes after she was admitted, she gave birth. "They said if it was five minutes longer, I wouldn't have made it; my baby or I wouldn't have made it," Suszynski said. Living close...