Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bush Seeks Flexible CO2 Targets

President Bush has said every country must set its own targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.His comments at a meeting of the top 16 polluting nations, suggest the US may not agree to any internationally binding cuts. Combating climate change should not hinder economic growth either, he said. Critics say the US position could dilute attempts to reach a global agreement through the UN, ahead of the expiry of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012.

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Russian Cabinet Takes Charge

A new cabinet has been named in Russia by President Vladimir Putin. There seem to be few clues as to who might succeed him though, when he leaves office next year. Sergei Ivanov and Dmitry Medvedev have both kept their jobs as deputy prime ministers and are the most frequently spoken of as the next president. The reshuffle of the cabinet was no surprise compared to that which accompanied the appointment of Victor Zubkov as Prime Minister two weeks ago.

Die Hard Director Facing Prison

John McTiernan has been sentenced to four months in prison after a judge refused his request to withdraw a guilty plea. He is the Die Hard director. A Los Angeles court gave the film-maker until January 15 to turn himself in and imposed a fine of $100,000. He pleased guilty last year to making false statements to FBI agents investigating disgraced celebrity detective Anthony Pellicano. He tried to withdraw his plea, claiming insufficient legal representation. The 56 year old's laywer has indicated that an appeal will be started.

Search Engine Marketing

Everyone relies on search engines to bring up their ratings and make them more popular on the web but many of us don't know how to go about doing that. Do we have to hire a specialist to handle it for us? I can't afford a specialist that would be dedicated to my account. I can only imagine how expensive that would be. But I found this online website search engine marketing that is a big company but handles your account as though they were a small company by personally handling and taking good care of your account, no matter what size it is. That has got to be expensive, right? Wrong, they are very competitive in their cost to you to do all the big search engines do, but not to charge you right out of business. Look into them today and you can give them a call and talk directly to a representative about your needs.

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Costume Jewelry

Every woman loves beautiful jewelry and now you can have costume jewelry that can be even more beautiful that the real thing. This website has the most gorgeous designer pendants, watches, necklaces and a great deal more. You can wear beautiful jewelry that will be the envy of all your friends at low prices. Check out there websites for photos that show you some of their fine handiwork. You will love it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

US Homes Prices Drop Farther

It is the steepest drop in 16years according to a recent survey. The price of existing homes in the 10 largest cities feel by0.6% in July. The data comes from S&P/Case-Shiller home price index and puts the annual price fall in those cities at 4.5%. A broader survey of 20 cities found that prices fell in 15 of them, dropping an average of 0.4% from June to July, and down 3.9% on July 2006. Large numbers of unsold existing and new homes have hit prices. The cities where prices are still rising are Atlanta, Charlotte, North Carolina, Dallas, Portland and Seattle.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

U.S. Court Reviews Lethal Injection

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to review the legality of lethal injections, the means of execution in most U.S. states. Lethal injection is used in all the 38 states that have capital punishment except Nebraska, which requires electrocution.The high court has agreed to hear challenges from two death row inmates, Ralph Baze and Thomas Clyde Bowling, Jr. They sued the state of Kentucky in 2004, saying lethal injections are cruel and a violation of civil rights. I say, what civil rights. Murders should have no civil rights. What about their victims rights? They weren't worried about them.

Drug Rehabilitation

If you are really serious about drug rehabilitation, then this is the drug rehabilitation place for you to check into. They have treatment plans for not only drugs but alcoholism and anxiety. From the time you enter in, they will assign to you, your own individual therapist who will follow you throughout your treatment to be assured that you receive the best possible care and treatment for your addition. Check them out and then give them a call on their toll-free number and make that good change in your life.

U.S. Marks 1957 Integration Crisis

Ex-President, Bill Clinton is in his home state of Arkansas to mark the 50th anniversary of the integration crisis at Little Rock Central High School. That crisis saw a three week standoff between a group of 9 black students and an angry mob who wanted to stop them from attending the all white school.It was only ended when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent in troops to control the crowds. The event became an important moment in the civil rights struggle in the United States.

Israel Set to Free Palestinian Prisoners

Right now there are more than 10,000 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails. The last major release of prisoners was in July, after the Hamas movement seized control of the Gaza Strip. Now the Israeli cabinet has agreed to free about 90 Palestinian prisoners in a move aimed at boosting support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. They say the prisoners' names will be confirmed later. It's expected that they will not include anyone who has killed or wounded Israelis. You certainly can't blame them for that.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Arctic Ice Withdrawal Shatters Record

US Scientists have confirmed that Arctic sea ice shrank to the smallest area on record this year. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said the minimum extent of 1.59 million square miles was reached on September 16. This figure shatters all previous satellite surveys, including the previous record low measured in 2005. The Northwest Passage was open earlier this month. This year, ships have been able to complete navigation of the fabled Arctic shipping route from the Atlantic to the Pacific which is normally ice-bound at some location throughout the year.

Italians Seized in Afghanistan

It appears that Italian authorities say they believe that two missing soldiers serving in western Afghanistan have been abducted. They believe they have been kidnapped together with two Afghans. The defense ministry said that a search was underway. They lost contact with the men after they crossed a police checkpoint in Herat province. The two Italian soldiers were believed to be in the company of their Afghan driver and translator.It is hoped they will find them soon.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Many Missing In Bangladesh Storm

About 100 Bangladeshi fisherman are feared drowned after their boats sank during a storm in the Bay of Bengal. Seamen who managed to return to shore reported seeing at least 10 fishing trawlers flounder in the heavy seas. Authorities say they cannot mount a search operation until the high winds and waves in the area subside. ferry services have been halted and hundreds of people in coastal areas evacuated due to the weather. - Online fashion Boutique

There is nothing as soft and luxurious as velvet clothing. Winter is coming and it is time to update our wardrobe and this wonderful website has a beautiful variety of velvet apparel. I feel so dressed up when I put on my Velvet dress, especially the supersexy strapless dress and then wrap myself in the 100% Cashmere wrap from Velvet. There are so many styles to choose from and they are all very stylish and sophisticated. You can't help but feel beautiful when you are dressed in velvet clothes. This is the website to shop and they have so much to offer. They will also ship free UPS Ground Shipping in the continuous United States of America. You can also choose several ways to have your order shipped, especially if you are in a real hurry for a special occasion. Check out their website for all the information. You can even speak to an online stylish to help you pick out the best styles for you personally. Shopping online here is a wonderful experience that you will want to come back to, time after time. You can even sign up for updates on top fashions and styles at your email address and you can email their Customer Care department too. They also have a good return policy if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ahmadinejad Warns Against Attack

Iran's President has issued a tough warning to any country considering an attack on Iran. He said Iran's forces were not just for defense, but that anybody who attacked would experience nothing but regret. He urged those he called the occupiers in the region - an apparent reference to the United States and its allies in Iraq - to admit defeat and withdraw their troops. He was speaking at a huge annual military parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. They had on display at the parade, Iran's latest military hardware, including new long-range missiles and Saequh fighter jets.He said they better learn lessons from their past mistakes and don't repeat the mistakes. I think he is a dangerous man.

George Clooney Hurt iin Motorcycle Crash

Hollywood star, George Clooney, has been injured in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey, across the Hudson river from New York City. His passenger and George were hurt when he collided with a car on a narrow road on Friday. He suffered a broken rib and scrapes and his passenger, Sarah Larson, broke her foot. Both were treated in the hospital and later released. They said he is doing fine but has a broken rib and it is very painful and it will take a long time to heal. Everyone knows him from the Ocean 13 movie.He is one of my favorite movie stars.


This company is an executive placement firm focusing on a high standard of service and commitment. They were founded in 1967 and their recruiters have built strong relationships with both business and candidates. Their recruiters are very experience because they have had careers themselves in many of the fields they serve. Their practice includes a large range of management services so therefore, they are able to find the right people for the right job, both to the benefit of the employee and employer. It doesn't matter whether it is a middle management position all the way up to executive. This also included associates to partners of many companies nationwide. They have a fine listing of open positions that you can look into right on their website. Check in with them today, whether you are looking to hire or be hired.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Night Fish Fry

We always go to the fish fry on Friday nights, put on by the Knights of Columbus. It is a regular buffet and so much good food. They have potatoe chips, applesauce, cinnamon apple slices, celery sticks, little carrots, cole slaw, beef & noodles, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot pork and beans, green beans, chicken and 3 kinds of fish, rolls and butter and wash it down with water, milk or coffee. All you can eat and go back as often as you wish for $7 each. Can't beat that. Have to be careful and not overeat.

Land For Sale

Around here it seems like land is changing hands on a regular basis. There is a lot of farm land for sale. Many farmers are retiring and selling off their land as their sons don't want to farm. This company not only takes care of selling land for you, but you can also buy land through them. Development land is a big item today as houses are going up in this area in huge numbers. You can advertise your land with them and also search for land for sale or search by map too. Look into their website for help whether you are in the market to buy or sell land. They will be a great help to you.Be sure to read the testimonials of happy customers.

Diet Pop

It has always struck me funny to be in a restaurant and see a fairly heavy person order a huge meal and then order diet pop. Kind of defeats the so called purpose, doesn't it? I just read an article on diet pop that said it tends to increase your appetite. So by drinking diet pop, you end up eating more than you would have if you had regular pop or coffee or milk with your meal. Interesting, huh?

Historical Options Data

Are you into stock options trading, or have you considered getting into it but didn't have enough information to feel you would know what you were doing? Now there is an online historical options data that can provide you with all the educational materials and toll-free customer support that you will need to get going in stock option trading. They can teach you the investment strategies and all you need to know about stock option trading. There are 250,000+ options that you can compare, find and analyze. They will even give you a 14 day trial free access with no credit card required. Look into their website for a lot more information that will be very valuable to you in stock option trading.

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Alzheimers, the Dreaded Disease

The people who bought our home when we downsized, were not quite of retirement age yet. They had considered a condo first but our big house was just what they wanted with a big lawn and 3 garages. He worked very hard to landscape it and changed the double garage to a triple garage to house their trailer and pickup so they would have it to go to Texas in the winter. Then she began to have funny symptoms and was diagnosed with alzheimers at about 63. She has changed rapidly and now they are selling the house and moving into a retirement apartment. He is not ready for that but it is necessary to keep taking care of her. It is so sad.

The Bible

The best book you can read if you are a "born again" Christian, is the Bible. Being born again means you have confessed your sins and are genuinely sorry for them and ask Jesus to come into your heart and life and forgive you of those sins. Then when you read the Bible the words suddenly become alive to you. So many people say they don't understand the Bible. That is because they are still living in their sins and haven't asked forgiveness for them. Sometimes you can read a verse one day and not really notice it and the next time you read it all of a sudden a light lights up in your brain and you see something there, you didn't see before. It is exciting.

Hotel In Orlando

When you want to vacation in Florida, the first thing you think of is Orlando. The next thing is Disney and all its theme parks, Epscot Center, Universal Studios and the ocean. If you are a golfer, you know they have so many beautiful golf courses within driving distance of Orlando. But the first thing you need is a hotel and you would like to find one you can fit into your budget. I would like to suggest that you go online and check out hotel in orlando because they have a great listing of hotels and they can get you a very nice hotel cheap. You can make your reservation right on line with them. But before you make your reservation, you can look at the beautiful photos of the rooms, dining rooms and all the extra amenities in each hotel. That is the great advantage of checking into the internet to see what they can offer you. They also have information on restaurants and other things to do in Orlando. You can't go wrong with them.

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Law and Order

I just love the three Law and Order programs. I make sure to tape them so I don't miss any of them. I have watched these programs for years now and really enjoy them. I also like Cops and Americas Most Wanted. Americas Most Wanted really does a great job of rounding up the bad guys. We need more of that. It seems the world is getting worse and worse.

It's Friday

Here it is Friday again. This week has just flown by. It has been both a cold and hot week, weatherwise. I think I need to check on my impatient flowering pots again to make sure they have enough water. They let you know though if they don't. They just droop down until you think they are dead. It is starting to get sunny and is about 80 degrees out in the sun so far this morning.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lap Band

Are you terribly overweight and wish you could do something about it? But you have heard so many horror stories from people that they have scared you away from doing anything? But still you would like to lose that excessive weight and feel like a normal human being again? I want you to know that there is a website Lap band where you can look up all the information you need to put your mind at ease. These surgical facilities have highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons who are the most experienced in the nation. They perform a procedure that has a great many advantages over those that re-route your intestines and stomach and it provides much lower risks and can be done on an outpatient surgery. They place a band through a small incision and put it around the upper part of your stomach. Then it can be inflated and is adjustable. Not only that but it is reversible if needed. Check it out and I think you will be impressed with how safe and effective it is.

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Busy Day Tomorrow

Got to finish up the laundry and then head over and pick up the car as soon as it is ready. Have fish fry tomorrow night and want to go to that. Want to go to Fleet Farm and pick up another hummingbird feeder too. we had two ruby throated hummingbirds come to our feeder. I just read in the Clear Lake paper that they are migrating to the south. That is the first time we have ever seen one and they are really red in the front of their neck. Very pretty little birds.


We have very heavy fog this morning. Visibility is not good. We are going to the next town this morning and they have a big lake there and it will be even more foggy. They are going to start harvesting where my brother is driving semi and it isn't good to have all this fog. But it is supposed to clear off and be sunny today. We need to drive over to a car garage this morning in this fog.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Titlelist Golf Balls

I believe this company really came up with a novel idea. They have divers that recover golf balls from ponds on golf courses and retrieve all lost balls from over 2,500 golf courses. Titleist golf balls clean them up and repackage them and sell them. They have joined with First Tee, an organization that works with kids to give them the chance to be introduced to golf and learn the game. These kids would not normally be able to do this at all if it wasn't for this company teaming up with First Tee. They sell 3 quality levels of golf balls. The lst is like new, white balls that are nearly perfect, the 2nd has slight blemishes and the 3rd are slightly more scuffed. All three are great buys for someone who wants to replenish their golf bag. You can buy these for gifts too and they ordinarily ship within 24 hours of your order. They have other golf accessories too. Check out their website for all the information ou need on retrieved golf ball sales.

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Mexican Supper

Tonight was our weekly trip to the Mexican supper at a restaurant south of us a few miles. We love almost everything they have from the burritos to the enchiladas. My husband likes the super burrito with no ripe olives and it is stuffed with meat and beans and cheese sauce over the top and lots of salsa. I have been having the chicken enchilada the last couple of times with olives, sour cream, salsa and rice and lettuce. Yum Yum.

3D Face Scans Spot Gene Syndromes

UK scientists say that 3D face scans are set to speed up the diagnosis of rare genetic conditions in children. More than 700 genetic syndromes affect facial traits, but some are difficult to spot because few cases exist. Now new software that compares an individual's face with a bank of 3D images of people with known conditions is aiding diagnosis. The technology has a 90% success rate.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cellular Sales

What would you think if you could go online and buy a new cellular phone and contract and get the same personalized customer service that you get in the cell phone store? That would be great wouldn't it? Well, this company at this website cellular sales thought of the same thing and they are going to launch a new program soon. You will be able to purchase your choice of cell phones and contracts online and then they would send an expert out to your home to deliver the phone and teach you how to use it. To me, that would be a dream come true as I have always had trouble understanding all the finer points of using my cell phone and the kids aren't always around to explain it to me. I know they always give you a book of instructions for how to use your new cell phone, but I have never understood those either. I would be so pleased to have this new service and it can't start fast enough for me as I need a new cell phone very soon.

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Gaza Outdoor Prayer Ban Enforced

Hamas security forces have broken up crowds of Fatah supporters, who were gathering in defiance of a ban on open air Friday prayers across Gaza. According to medical sources, they say at least 11 people were taken to the hospital for treatment following the clashes. Last Friday there was the biggest protest yet against Hamas since the Islamist group seized control of Gaza in June.

U.S. Mortgage Lender Slashes Jobs

The biggest mortgage lender in the United States, Countrywide Financial, says it is making big job cuts. Their Chief Executive said the company, based in California, was being forced to cut up to 12,000 jobs, one-fifth of its staff. He also said the firm had been badly hit by the US house price slump and the increasing number of buyers who are defaulting on mortgage repayments. The firm expects new mortgages to fall by 25% in 2008, compared with 2007.

Frigidaire Refrigerators

We have had a hot 3 months of summer this year and it has been hard on us, the dog and our appliances, especially the refrigerator. It has had to do double duty this summer, opening and shutting the door for cold drinks all the time and making ice cubes as fast as we use them. It was doing great until the compressor went out and we had to find a new refrigerator fast. Normally, we would jump in the car and go all over town and from town to town looking at them and pricing them. Then we wised up (with the price of gas) and said, "why don't we check out the internet?". Normally that isn't as easy as it sounds either but now with Frigidaire Refrigerators site, they have made it much easier. They have gathered all the information together and you can search though 275 million pages of local search results just for major appliances in over 40,000 cities and towns. It didn't take us long at all to find the refrigerator we wanted, the city it was in and we went and got it. It was only 10 miles from us at a great price, thanks to this great new website.

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Iran Faced $2.65 billion US Bomb Award

A US judge has ordered Iran to pay $2.65 billion to the families of 241 marines killed in a l983 bombing on their Beirut barracks. The ruling allows nearly 1,000 family members and survivors to try to claim Iranian assets from around the world. But getting the money will be difficult. But the families are backed b a law in Congress that would make it easier for victims to claim such compensation. Iran denies involvement in the bombing of course.

The Kids Next Door

You have to admire the family next door. The have 4 kids and 3 are old enough to play outside. The have a big swing set for them and there is a dead end drive way so they got out there a lot of days and draw their house with sidewalk chalk and play in it. In the winter, they are always out there sledding or sliding down the huge snow piles that the plow makes after cleaning the driveways. They are riding their bikes, getting fresh air and sunshine and not sitting in front of the TV or playing Playstation. It is refreshing to see parents letting their children play outside, getting exercise that way too.

Coke Zero

If you are sitting around the house with your buddies, drinking down that great Coke Zero. It is "Life as it should be". It's got real taste and zero sugar. And to top it off my friend says they have a campaign going and we can go onto their website Coke zero and see about making our own movie about Coke Zero. You can hold of some old black & white film clips that Coke has collected, use an easy voice recorder, write your own script and then enter your movie into their contest. You can see who has the highest rated small movie. Do it now before your friends get wind of it.

Stormy Weather

They say there are some thunder storms to the north of us. It is no wonder as it was 90 on our deck yesterday. We turned the air conditioner on again after having it off for a week. We have run it all summer, it has been so hot. It sounds like we will have rain this afternoon and maybe tonight. It will interrupt the harvest but I am sure we need the rain anyway. It dries off fast this time of the year. The wind is always blowing.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Restaurant Supplies

I worked in a little new restaurant last Spring that sold soft ice cream. I soon learned how many different supplies you need just for a small business such as that. Racks had to be purchased and all the cups and spoons, flavorings and the stuff to make sherbet from scratch from a recipe. You needed to figure out what you needed for furniture, trash cans, counters, desk, machines. I thought there was no end to all the things we needed to get started up. We should have known about this site Restaurant Supplies as it would have helped us immensely to get all we needed shipped right to us in a quick fashion and at competitive prices. I found out they stock thousands of restaurant supplies and equipment in their warehouse. Because of their buying power, they don't have to stock everything but can get it for you quick so you aren't waiting and wondering when your shipment will arrive. You can shop right online and find a location near you. Check into their site and learn more about them. I am sure they will be a big help to you.

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I think my son-in-law eats, sleeps and breathes golf. He's out very early in the morning before breakfast and after work and every chance he gets. He has a new son-in-law that loves golf too so they often golf together. We have a beautiful golf course in our little town and it is overrun with golfers this time of the year. September seems to be a favorite month to golf.

My Little TV and Me

I have this little TV that plays VCR tapes in here by my computer. I like to tape Hallmark movies and watch them on it inbetween when there aren't any posts to do. It seems like every time I start watching something though, a post will pop up and I stop and compose the post. It is a lot of fun blogging and watching TV.

Hindus Upset Over Ban on Holy Dot

A senior official in India's Bihar state faces suspension for wearing the Hindu red mark on his forehead at work. He is accused of breaching a new government code. He says he has worn the mark, or tilak, on his forehead at work for 30 years and it is his religious right to do so. He is supported by his colleagues, nearly all of them arrived at work on Friday wearing red marks in protest and unions are threatening mass action.

Riviera Maya Resorts

This is a dream come true. Oh, to take a vacation in one of the KARISMA resorts. They have five to choose from and all are delightful. I have never been to an all inclusive resort so it would be a very special treat for me. I would love to stay in one that has secluded white sand beaches, hot tubs and hammocks. Wouldn't it be great to have a swimm-up to room with ocean views. And the food,yes, the food is prepared by expert chefs. What pampering. Check it out Riviera Maya Resorts. How delightful to be waited on hand and foot. For those of you who are braver than I am, there is Hidden Beach Resort. They cater to nudists in secluded suites along the beach. They even have a winding artificial river connecting to the main pool and swim up bar. Plush robes are furnished and there is 24 hour room service plus food available from 6 am to 2 am. Make reservations now. Have a ball. Look into all five of their wonderful resorts.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Miniature Draft Horses

I have a 4th cousin that raises miniature draft horses. She shows them and had pictures of them pulling a wagon. They are really neat. Although small, she says they are still good sized. They were beautiful pictures and great looking teams. It must be fun to raise them. I love draft horses and love the yearly draft horse show they have here in this area. They come from many states and the black and dapple gray percherons are my favorites. We have several local families that raise and show draft horses.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I got to see a lot of my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th cousins today. The problem with not seeing them in maybe 40 years, is that they all got old and I didn't recognize half of them. They remembered me but I wouldn't have known them if I passed them on the street. I saw people from town that I probably knew at one time but didn't remember their names. It was kind of strange to be among relatives and feel the room was full of strangers.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Reception Desks

I feel that when you walk into an office, the first thing you see is the reception desks and then the receptionist. Beautiful desks make a lasting impression on everyone. They give you the feeling of security and respect. If you are looking for a really nice reception desk, look into this website for the finest you can buy and they will ship and install their office furniture in all 48 states and Canada.

List Broker

The direct marketing business is a very important business and this list broker is one of the leaders in providing mailing list products to its clients. It is very important to a business to have a good mailing list of well-known buyers instead of just taking a chance with the phone book or some other kind of list to contact people to buy their products. When you spend so much money to send out your literature on your product or service, you want to be sure you get it into the right hands and this company can do that for you. They have worked for decades to put together the right mailing lists and it will pay off for you. Their database is the result of decades of work, tracking and compiling response data so that you will have the best contacts available. They provide lists to small business as well as large ones, such as the Fortune 1000.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jane Wyman Dies

One of all time favorite movie stars, Jane Wyman, died the other day at age 93. She was Ronald Reagan's first wife. Their daughter, Maurene, looked just like her mother. Sadly, she died of cancer way too young. I saw a lot of Jane's movies when I was young and then she was on TV too. Some of these old stars are so special, there is no one who can really replace them.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Scores Killed in Indian Accident

As they were traveling in a lorry, it plunged down a gorge in India. At least 85 Hindu pilgrims have died and some 60 people were injured. The driver lost control of the lorry at a sharp bend in the western state of Rajasthan according to the Police. The vehicle was carrying at least 150 people when it plowed through a protective concrete barrier and plunged 80 ft. Rescuers using cranes and searchlights recovered the deal overnight. This was certainly a terrible accident.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Rabies Could Be Gone in a Decade

If sufficient vaccination programs are carried out on domestic dogs, rabies could be wiped out across the world within a decade. That would be great. Rabies kills about 55,000 people a year. If enough dogs were vaccinated, the disease cycle could be broken worldwide, leaving no threat to humans. They hope village-based campaigns could reach 70% of the dog population. The first World Rabies Day took place on Friday.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Police suspect Madeleine McCann's Parents

The Portuguese policy have named both parents of missing Madeleine McCann as formal suspects in her disappearance. This was reported by their lawyers. There have been no bail conditions or charged imposed as yet and the couple both deny any involvement. A family spokesman said earlier that it was believed that Kate McCann accidentally killed her daughter. They are still protesting their innocence. It is undertook that Kate McCann refused to cut a deal of two years in prison in exchange for a confession.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Plush Animals

Every child loves plush animals of all kinds. I remember when my baby sister was little, we got her a plush elephant and she called it an "elphanut". We had so much fun with that, laughing at her. At first she was a little afraid of it but then she just loved it. If you want to see a great selection of jungle plus animals, check out this website. They are quite unique. The have some very different and fun items I know you will be interested in and there is free shipping over $75.

Discount Jewelry

I have found the best place to get the most gorgeous jewelry at discount prices. You can go onto their website and see actual pictures of engagement rings, wedding bands and wedding rings. They also have a line of birthstone jewelry for mothers. I have a family ring with all the stones for each of my five children and it is something I really treasure. They also have a fine line of gemstone jewelry, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. You reallY need to check it out as there is too much to write about here.


I love Branson. The shows are superb and the food is excellent. There are so many motels there now that it is hard to choose one. This site Branson is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is giving away a spectacular weeklong vacation in Branson. Be sure to check in with them and line up the shows you would love to see most. Oh , how I wish I could win that. I never tire of going to see the many stars there and it is always exciting to me to plan a trip there, whether for a week or even 3 or 4 days. One year we saw 11 shows in 3 days and it was fantastic. I would leave tomorrow if I could. If you haven't been there, you have really missed something.


I am glad it is Friday. We got the nicest 3/4" of rain last night and my husband mowed the lawn yesterday so that was very good timing. We are going to the fish fry in Mason tonight and on the way we have to stop and pick up some clothes that I had altered. This lady is very good. She has been altering clothing for a cleaners, for a very long time and she is fast too. I took them to her last Friday and she called Wednesday and said they were ready. We'll go have a great meal with both fish and chicken tonight and no cooking at this house :0)

Darfur Protesters Greet UN Chief

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has been met by protests during a visit to a refugee camp in Sudan's strife torn western Darfur region. Mr. Ban, in the area to help arrange a peacekeeping force, had to reschedule meetings after refugees confronted him, pleading to help to return home. He said plans to send 26,000 troops from the UN and African Union, to arrive next year, were on a good track. At least 200,000 people have died more than 2m have been displaced since 2003.

Online Degrees

My buddy at work has been working himself to death trying to keep up with his job and traveling to night school to get his degree. He wants to move up in the company, and who can blame him? But it is killing him. Two or three nights a week he has to go sit in a 2 hour class after a hard day's work and try to absorb what the teacher is saying. I told him there is a better way. Just get onto the internet and search out this online website online degrees for a great list of colleges where he can get his degree at home online. That way, he can go home, grab a nap, have his dinner and then approach his studies with a fresh, rested mind. He checked it out and was impressed by all the colleges they had listed and also professional certificate programs. He was able to choose just what he needs and he's a happy man.

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"Human-animal" Embryo Gets the Green Light

Regulators have agreed in principle to allow human-animal embryos to be created and used for research. But scientists wanting to use hybrids will still need to make individual applications, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority said. An HFEA consultation showed the public is at ease with the idea when told it could pave the way for therapies for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Opponents have said many people would be horrified by such a move.

Central American Braces for Floods

Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Felix has been falling Honduras and Nicaragua, threatening to trigger flooding and mudslides. The storm has weakened as it passes over land but US forecasters warn the rain could produce life threatening flash floods. Hurricane Felix hit land in northeast Nicaragua as a category five hurricane, the maximum strength.


Ever tried to get your kids through the grocery store, Wal-Mart or any other place where they have candy and toy capsule vending machine just inside the door? Well I have and you might just as well give in right away and give them all quarters so they can get what the want so you can go about your shopping. I found out that these vending machines are a very lucrative business and can bring you in much money. I decided to look into it farther, and found this website vendstar that tells you all about it. They have been in business quite awhile and their members are growing continually. It is a job you can do out of your home and it is a 100% cash business with an 80% profit margin. It's hard to find something that would do as well with so little effort. If you have wanted to start your own business, too, I would highly suggest you check into this company and I think you will want to get started right away. It's as easy as that.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Germany Foils Massive Bomb Plot

Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a massive attack on US facilities in the country. Federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three had trained at camps in Pakistan and procured some 1,500 lbs of chemicals for explosives. She said the accused had sought to target facilities visited by Americans, such as nightclubs, pubs or airports.

Archaeologists in Israel Discover Beekeepers

Digging in northern Israel they have discovered evidence of a 3,000 year old beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found. The findings in the ruins of the city of Rehov this summer include 30 intact hives dating to around 900 B.C. The archaeologist Amihai Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University told The Associated Press about this. He said it offers unique evidence that an advanced honey industry existed in the Holy Land at the time of the Bible.

Pavarotti, Opera Legend, Dies

The condition of Luciano Pavarotti's health worsened and he died of a very serious condition, according to Italian media. Pavarotti, who was 71, has been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was released from the hospital on August 25, after a series of tests were carried out. He was being treated at home in the northern city of Modena surrounded by family and friends. He had surgery for the cancer in July 2006 in New York and has not made an public appearances since then. The whole world mourns his passing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Michigan Jumps Ahead on Primary Calendar

It seems to be a regular fight to see who can be first in the primaries for the next election. Iowa is always first and seems to be getting shoved into December, the busiest month of the year with Christmas. But Michigan officially crashed the early primary party on Tuesday, setting up showdowns with both political parties and likely pushing the presidential nomination calendar closer to 2007. Governor Granholm signed a bill moving both of Michigan's presidential primaries to Jan. 15, 2008 and Michigan's move threatens to set off a chain reaction that could force Iowa and New Hampshire to reschedule their contests even earlier than anticipated, perhaps in the first week in January or even December 2007.

Rafsanjani Chosen to Head Iran CLerical Body

Rafsanjani, a former president and longtime Machiavellian figure in Iranian politics, was picked to head a powerful clerical body, another defeat for the current president's hard line faction. His election as chairman of the Assembly of Experts means the charismatic cleric will oversee the secretive body that chooses or dismisses the Islamic Republic's ultimate authority, its supreme leader.

Aviation Adventurer Fossett Missing

Millionaire adventurer, Steve Fosset, who has cheated death time and again in his successful pursuit of aviation records, was missing Tuesday after taking off in a single engine plane the day before to scout locations for a land-speed record. Teams searched in a broad swath of rugged terrain in western Nevada near the ranch where he took off but searchers had little to go on because he apparently didn't file a flight plan according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman

Addition Treatment

If you are having any kind of problem with drug addition, or any other addition for that matter such as extreme overeating, alcohol, then addiction treatment is a wonderful place for you to look into. Their caring staff is ready to assist you. Perhaps you are suffering from depression. They are prepared and trained to help you get through this. Check out their site as they have beautiful pictures of the area to show you too. They are one of the top California rehab centers.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


I'm so full of caffeine tonight I could stay up a long time and post. I had cherry coke at Pizza Ranch and made myself a cup of instant coffee this afternoon. I don't drink much coffee but it tasted good for a change and I get thirsty sitting here at the computer for hours. Holly says she wants to go to bed and is all stretched out here by me waiting for me to head for bed. You can tell she can't quite figure it out. She usually comes by my chair about 9:30 or so and she's ready for bed. They have to have a time clock built into their little heads.

Certified Coins

If you are a rare coin collector,you know how important it is to have an expert, dedicated person assisting you in your transactions so that you won't run into problems, and often expensive buys where you don't get what you thought you bargained for. This website certified coins is exactly the place you can count on to show you opportunities that are often unknown or unavailable to less-established dealers. They have been trusted leaders for nearly 40 years and have the resources and contacts to help you locate the best rare coins at the best prices. They stand behind their recommendations and service and will provide you with a free subscription to "The Rare Coin Insider" which will help assist you. Your account representative can keep you up-to-date on opportunities in the rare coin market and more. It really takes an expert to get you the very best value for your money and this is the place to contact.

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Wedding Reception

We went to a lovely wedding reception Saturday night and we were blessed to ride along with our daughter and son-in-law. It was held in Music Man Square and just off to one side was the home of Meridith Wilson, the "Music Man" himself. Of course, he is dead now, but his music will live on forever. The Square is made of up of quaint old time stores, some of them to look at and some of them for shopping. An old-time car graces the entry way and many other things to look at. It was very enjoyable. The bride was gorgeous and the groom is handsome and they make a lovely couple.

English Mystery Movies

We just love to watch the English movies on the BBC on Tuesday and Friday nights. They have a lot of Miss Marple movies by the famed author, Agatha Christie. It think when I was a kid, I read every single one of her books. I used to haul home 6 at a time and read and return them, and get 6 more. That was as many as the would allow at a time. We love the detective movies too and I love their accents. Like they say in America, "it's too bad the English don't speak our language." haha But half the time I can't understand a word they are saying and often some have Irish accents and that is even harder to catch on to.

Lahaina Vacations

Have you ever spent hours, even days, pouring over websites looking for the best place to take a vacation? Having been stung a couple of times with lousy hotels and motels, I am very careful about where I choose to go. I usually ask friends and relatives for their recommendations so I won't make a big mistake as it is costly and you want to enjoy your vacation, not endure it. This website Lahaina vacations has come up with the right idea. They have really worked on giving you personalized recommendations by using advanced Web search technology. They wish to invite you and I to join in the new private beta waiting list for, provided we are interested in their service and in discussing how to create a great site for vacation planning. I think it is a great idea because you will be able to trust their recommendations for just the right place for you. Get on the website and sign up and get more information now.

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What's For Breakfast?

Are you a steak and eggs person, or a pancake person or like me, a cereal person when it comes to eating breakfast. I like those that are crunchy flakes with strawberries in them or blueberries and almonds and dates too. I also like the crunchy flakes and lots of raisens. They taste so good. As soon as I pour my bowl, Holly comes running, hoping I will give her a few flakes and I do. She likes it as well as I do.

Our Sweet Little Dog

Holly is the best little dog we have ever had. She wouldn't bite a flea if she had one. You can take her food right out from under her nose and she won't do anything, no growl or anything. She is so much different than the little dog we had before that would have taken your arm off if he could. She is always glad to see us come home from eating out. I think she smells the food on us and hope we will bring her some. And she is ready to go potty in the garage. She is paper trained which makes it really great in the wintertime when the snow is flying. She is going to be 9 years old this month. I hate to see her getting older. She's really a member of the family.

Montreal Restaurants

This is a wonderful website Montreal Restaurants where you can see the restaurant before you go there. You can study their menus and decide if this is really the right type of restaurant you wish to visit and have dinner. I love seeing the dining room of the restaurant I choose on the website and I understand this website allows restaurants to post coupons,newsletters and even invitations and more on their site. They are expanding to include more than just Montreal also. Soon you should be able to see various restaurants all over the world. It is user friendly for the restaurants to log on and edit their location information, pictures and writeups to mention a few things. Log in yourself and check out the listings of restaurants presently listed and I am sure you will be charmed by all you can learn before you make a reservation at a restaurant. That is what I am going to do.

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Pizza and Chicken

What could be better than lots of salad, pudding, pizza and broasted chicken. Could it be mashed potatoes with it and the best gravy around, green beans, chicken fingers and broasted potatoes too. And for dessert, cactus bread, a dessert pizza and it is really good with vanilla pudding on top. Wash it all down with our favorite coke product or lemonade and you have got some might good eating and leave the dishes to them. That's what we did tonight.

Drugs and Fruits

I had to run out to the pharmacy this morning to pick up several prescriptions. I had a written one from the eye doctor to get filled so they said they would deliver all my prescriptions to the house. Isn't that great? No charge either and I save gas running out there again. It is a new building on the west end of town and is a ways out and has a nice drive through window. I like that. Sometimes I take Holly along and she gets a dog biscuit. She loves that. Stopped at the grocery store and got apples, bananas, plums and nectarines. They are soooo good this time of year. And they are so good for you. Better than rolls and donuts and they are sweet and take away your cravings for sweets.

Bulk Candy

Do you remember when you were a little kid and you could go to a candy store with a nickel or a dime and bring home a whole bag of candy? Well, maybe you are younger than I am but when I was small we could buy lots of penny candy and sometimes even two for a penny. If we had a dime we could buy almost anything. The candy bars were much bigger too so you could get a couple of really big candy bars for that dime. Today's candy is so expensive. A little bag costs quite a bit, but I have found a great online site bulk candy that sells discount candy. Why pay big prices at the store when you can get a lot for yourself and your family for a whole lot less. The best part, I think, is that the have a lot of candy that has been discontinued in most stores. Those great old favorites like Mud Pies and Idaho Spud Bars. But they have all the everyday favorites like Kit Kats and Almond Joys are my favorite most of all. Why spend the big bucks at the store when you can sit in the comfort of your own home and order your candy at a discount and have it shipped to you?

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Work is the Biggest Sleep Robber

Work time is the single most important lifestyle factor that impacts on sleep. The more hours you work, the less sleep you get. Those who got less than four and a half hours sleep a night worked an average of 93 minutes longer on weekdays and 118 minutes more on the weekend. Commuting time ranked second, above socializing and leisure time, for eating into sleep time. The study in the journal Sleep included nearly 50,000 US participants.

Fans Attend Musical Film Premier

Stars of High School Musical 2 have attended the European Premiere of the film at London's 02 Arena. Many fans gathered wearing cheerleader costumes and waving red pom-poms while some changed Zac Efron's (Troy) name for an hour before he arrived. Speaking about his new found fame, Lucas Grabeel, who plays Ryan in the movie, said it was really crazy and slightly unnerving to be honest. UK viewers can see the film on Disney on September 21.

Iran Reaches Key Nuclear Goal

Iran has met a key target for its nuclear program and now has 3,000 centrifuges enriching uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said. He also said Iran would continue its drive in spite of UN sanctions. Enriched uranium can be used for power stations but also for nuclear bombs. The West has accused Iran of trying to develop weapons, a charge Iran denies.

Monday, September 3, 2007

North Korea to End Nuclear Work

North Korea has agreed to declare and disable all its nuclear facilities by the end of this year, the US negotiator at talks with Pyongyang in Geneva said. Christopher Hill said details of the deal would be discussed at six party talks in China, later in September. North Korea tested a nuclear device last year, but has since agreed to a deal to shut down its program in return for economic and other aid. It has already shut down its main nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.

Guinea-Bissau to Shoot Drug Planes

Suspected drug planes that enter Guinea-Bissau's airspace will be shot down in a bid to reduce rampant cocaine trafficking according to their government. The Prime Minister said he had personally issued the uncompromising order. This follows the army's seizure of a truckload of jet fuel in a forest outside the city of Buba. International drug experts fear the poor, unstable, country surrounded by islands could become a narco-state.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Peru Runs Out of Tents after Earthquake

Peruvian officials say they have run out of tents and urgently need at least 40,000 more to house victims of the devastating earthquake two weeks ago. Aid agencies said many survivors in the Ica region, were living on the streets in unhygenic conditions, and were desperately in need of basic supplies.More than 500 people were killed and 1.300 injured in the earthquake.

Sacked Polish Minister Arrested

Poland's former interior minister, who had accused the government of illegal phone-tapping, has been arrested. Lawyers for Janusz Kaczmarek say he is alleged to have obstructed justice. Mr. Kaczmarek was fired earlier this month on suspicion of leaking confidential information to hinder a corruption inquiry.The former national police chief and the head of a state-run insurance firm were also arrested. Opposition politicians condemned the arrests.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Fighters Seize Pakistan Troops

Scores of Pakistani soldiers are missing near the Afghanistan border amid claims from pro-Taleban militants that the have captured 300 men. More than 100 army personnel are unaccounted for, according to officials in the South Waziristan region. A Muslim militant group said it had taken the troops because the government was not honoring a recent peace deal.