Saturday, December 29, 2007
Sony is dropping its money losing rear-projection TV business worldwide to focus on two flat-panel technologies - liquid crystal display and organic light-emitting diode. Sales of rear-projection TV's had been declining recently as LCD TV's gain in popularity and get bigger. In October, Sony lowered its global sales forecast for rear-projection TVs, which uses a projector to create images on large screens, to 400,000 from 700,000, which is down from 1.1 million the previous fiscal year. By contract, Sony expects to sell 10 million LCD TVs this fiscal year through March, up from 6.3 million the previous year.
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Two off duty Israeli soldiers were shot dead while hiking in the West Bank. They were killed by Palestinian gunmen, but before they died, they managed to fire back at their assailants and kill one of them. A second Palestinian assailant was seriously wounded in the firefight according to the army. A woman who was with the two Israelis but escaped unharmed told Israel Radio they had been hiking in the hills outside the Palestinian town of Hebron and not far from the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba where all three lived. They were approached by a jeep carrying a group of Palestinian gunmen who fired at them, said the woman.
A festival in San Juan is saluting Ricky Martin. A decades old street festival in San Juan's colonial district will dedicate its 2008 celebration to Ricky Martin. Martin's international singing career and charitable work for children will be saluted at the San Sebastian Street Festival which kicks off Jan. 17. The popular festival, now in its 38th year, is a raucous four day celebration that attracts thousands to the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. Martin, who is 36years old, said in a statement that he is thrilled to receive the honor. The ex-Menudo member has long been one of Puerto Rico's top selling artists. His hits include "Livin'la Vida Loca" and "She Bangs". Martin created the nonprofit Ricky Martin Foundation to advocate for children's rights. He has also spoken out against human trafficking, especially the trafficking of children.
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Iraq's Cabinet approved the draft of a general amnesty bill for detainees being held in Iraqi prisons, a measure which could go a long way toward reconciling Iraq's warring sects and factions. But the measure will not be brought to parliament for debate until March at the earliest. Many key draft laws, including measures to share oil revenue and to allow some members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to hold government jobs, have remained mired for months in Iraq's gridlocked parliament. There was no immediate reaction from Sunni lawmakers who have in the past called for such a bill.
U.S. forces said they waged successful battles against both Sunni and Shiite extremists and announced Thursday they had seized two men possibly linked to the capture of three American soldiers earlier this year. The battles north and south of Baghdad came as the military seeks to take advantage of the improving security situation in Iraq to carry out targeted operations against extremist groups and the foreign led al-Qaida in Iraq.
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Friday, December 28, 2007
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More than 30 people were killed in a fuel pipeline fire in Igbagbon, Nigeria. A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, killing at least 34 people near Nigeria's main city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak, according to policy on Wednesday. A witness said he saw 40 bodies. The government blamed criminal gangs breaking into pipelines. The explosion, on a line that carries imported gasoline from the Lagos port to inland depots, occurred Tuesday morning at Igbagbon, a village near Lagos. It was a stretch of pipeline in remote swamp waters, and news of the fire only filtered out Wednesday morning.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
General Mills, food maker, managed a slightly higher profit in its latest quarter. The company that makes Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and Progresso soup also affirmed its earnings guidance for the full year, saying it has plans in place to counter what it expects will be continued increases in grain, dairy and energy costs. Golden Valley-based General Mills Inc. earned $390.5 million, or $1.14 per share, in the fiscal second quarter of 2008, ended Nov. 25 vs $385.4 million or $1.08 per share in the year earlier period. Revenue climbed 7 percent to $3.70 billion from $3.47 billion a year earlier on strength across all segments.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
There is a newly discovered hunk of space rock that has a 1 in 75 chance of slamming into Mars on January 30, according to some scientists. These odds are extremely unusual. They frequently work with really long odds when they track threatening asteroids, said one of the astronomers with the Near Earth Object Program at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The asteroid, known as 2007 WD5, was discovered in late November and is similar in size to an object that hit remote central Siberia in l908, unleashing energy equivalent to a 15-megaton nuclear bomb and wiping out 60 million trees
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Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the NFL last week threatening to reconsider the league's antitrust exemption if it doesn't make games on the NFL Network available to more viewers. Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat from Vermont and Senator Arlen Specter, Republican from Pennsylvania, expressed concern that most fans in their home states will not be able to see games involving New England or Pittsburgh.
Jessica Simpson has become Public Enemy No. 1 among Dallas Cowboys fans because of a link being made between her appearance at the game and the poor performance of her new boyfriend, quarterback, Tony Romo.Cowboys receiver, Terrell Owens, playfully said that right now, Jessica is not a fan favorite either in the locker room or in the Texas Stadium. The Cowboys lost that game 10-6 in Philadelphia and Romo had what was statistically the worst game of his career, all while the actress - singer, sat in a luxury box wearing a pink No. 9 jersey she showed off for the TV cameras.
There has sure been a lot of hollaring and screaming over the games of the New England Patriots and also the Green Bay Packers at our house. My husband isn't a fan of Dallas but he seems to be leaning more to the Green Bay Packers this year. He never likes to see the same teams end up in the Super Bowl. He would like to see changes and new teams get to go there. No matter what happens, Super Bowl Tickets will be at a premium again this year so if you want to go you better start now. And this is the place to go. Get onto the Internet and go to this website super bowl tickets as they are the world's best for getting the tickets you want. They are ready now with tickets and other arrangements such as a fully catered suite for 24 people. Look into it if you are going with a group. It could be just what you need. No matter what, it will be exciting and a fun trip.
Four suspects accused in the killing of Redskins Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor have filed written not guilty pleas to first degree felony murder and armed burglary charges. The four suspects from the Fort Myers, Florida area are charged with breaking into Taylor's Miami home Nov 26 and shooting him during a confrontation in his bedroom. Taylor, age 24 years,, died the next day.
Friday, December 21, 2007
The disappearance of American teenager, Natalee Holloway, has become a cold case. Prosecutors closed their investigation, saying they still believe three young men were involved in her death but can't prove it after 932 days of searching failed to turn up a body. She disappeared on May 30, 2005, having been seen last leaving a bar with the three suspects.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Computers are a wonderful invention when they work properly. Mine isn't working just right at the present time and it is connected to my printer so I can't print anything either. It is like having your one hand tied behind your back. I am using an old laptop right now but as old as it is, it is dependable. I am sure glad I have it for a backup as it has been very helpful for me.
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Medieval humans may have enjoyed healthier lifestyles than their decendants today because they managed to survive plagues and pestilences. Their low-fat, vegetable rich diet, washed down by weak ale, was far better for the heart than today's starchy, processed foods according to one General Practitioner. Even though they ate more, they burned off calories in a workout of 12 hours labor each day. Life was tough then.
Duke is playing Pittsburgh tonight and the last time I looked it was tied up twice. My husband is a great fan of all basketball and football games but he doesn't really care much for baseball. When I was young, baseball was of the most interest to me. Now days, alot of the younger people watch a great deal of golf and tennis. It seems there are so many more sports today than there was some years ago.
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We have a very thick bad fog outside tonight. It makes for very dangerous driving conditions and the drivers do not slow down around here. They just keep going just as if it was clear. It is just like out in California. We used to live there and you could see the fog coming and we tried to outrun it one night to get home and we didn't make it. And it was the worst thickest fog I ever saw. Well tonight here in the midwest it is competing with the California fog because it is really thick and besides that it is very cold outside. I hope everyone drives carefully.
One of the boys with no immune system being treated with pioneering gene therapy at Great Ormond Street in London has developed leukaemia according to his doctors. They said they had been braced for this as cancer was an acknowledged risk of this treatment for X-SCID, commonly known as boy in the bubble syndrome. A trial in France of a similar therapy was halted in 2002 after four of eleven children developed leukaemia. So far ten children have been treated at the London hospital.
It is really hard to make ends meet today from payday to payday. Gas prices are going up so high it really takes a chunk of your paycheck just to get to work and then groceries have gone up too, probably because the truckers have to pay so much for diesel these days. You can't blame them for raising their prices on grocery deliveries to the food markets. So there you are with some week left at the end of the money and payday is a ways off. What do you do? You get onto the Internet and go to this online website payday loan and find the help you need. No matter where you live, they are licensed in all states. And they have an easy application to fill in and you will get your needed money quickly.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Have you notice the big rise in groceries? It seems like almost everything has gone up $1. Cereal is really getting high priced and now they are talking of using lots more of our corn for ethanol and that prices will rise more on groceries. The amount of gas they make is really a small percentage of all the gas Americans use so I am not sure it is such a good idea to use so much corn for that instead of food.
Five loaves, two fish and a goblet of red wine could be on the menu for Americans if a new diet takes off.Don Colbert, a Florida doctor, believes asking yourself "What would Jesus eat?" is the best way to stay fit,slim and trim. In his book, which gets its title from this question, he explores some of the Old Testament dietary laws and looks at foods mentioned in the Bible.He says that if you truly want to follow Jesus in every area of your life, you cannot ignore your eating habits. The health of Americans, as we know, is going downhill and it is largely due to our bad food choices. There is an obesity epidemic.
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Now is a good time to update your old bathrooms with new bathroom vanities A new bathroom vanity can make your bathroom look so much more pleasant and give you a new outlook. This website has a tremendous variety of vanities, both single and double, very modern and traditional and at great prices. You will save enough to paint and update your accessories in your bathrooms. Check them out for a big selection of discount vanities.
Next to a gal's make up, her makeup mirrors are the most important part of her beauty routine.This great online website has a wonderful variety of both lighted and unlighted mirrors with several kinds of magnification. This way she will be able to put on her makeup to her satisfaction. It would be helpful to have one that attaches to the wall so she would have both hands free but they also have handheld. Prices range quite widely so there should be one you can easily afford. It is almost Christmas, it would be a nice gift and you can get it delivered in time.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
This online university was first founded in l993. It has long been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It has 20,000 students in 50 states and 56 countries who depend on them for their higher learning. They have 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs so I am sure you will find what you need right here at their website capella university. It is much easier to study in the comfort of your own home and at your own rate of speed, than to have to jump into your car, tired out from a day at work and fight the traffic to get to the local college. Then to sit for a couple of hours and try to concentrate when you are worn out and need to drive home again. Advancing your education is the best thing you can do for yourself and they are as close as your keyboard to find the classes you need or you can call them toll-free for information, as well.
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A hurricane-like storm, two-thirds the diameter of Earth, is raging on Saturn's south pole. New Images from Nasa's Cassini space probe reveal this. Measuring 5,000 miles across, the storm is the first hurricane ever detected on a planet other than Earth. Scientists say the storm has the eye and eye-wall clouds characteristic of a hurricane and its winds are swirling clockwise at 350 mph. It looks like a hurricane, but it doesn't behave like a hurricane. So whatever it is, they are going to focus on the eye of this storm and find out why it is there. Interesting, isn't it?
There is a call to rethink the obesity fight. It cannot be tackled by just encouraging healthier eating and more exercise according to health experts. These experts, led by a London based academic, says governments should adopt more sophisticated approaches to obesity. Work conditions, food subsidies, town planning and advert restrictions are all key according to the experts. Latest statistics show that a quarter of adults are obese in the UK, but the percentage is predicted to rise to over 50% if current trends continue. They are epidemic in the United States, as well, and that includes children.
It is very important that a college be accredited. This online university college accreditation has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. But not only that they are presently the first and only online university to be accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACEP). They have produced podcasts of students and faculty discussing their experiences at this university which are very interesting to all and they have made them available to you through subscription by checking into their website for the information. When you decide to proceed to finish your degree or go on to your Masters Degree, you will want to obtain as much information as possible. You will also find their toll-free number at their website so that you can call them for information too.
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A jury in Miami has cleared one man of trying to blow up America's tallest building, the Sears Tower in Chicago, as part of a holy war. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on six other defendants, and the judge declared a mistrial. Prosecutors say they plan to try them again next year. The jury spent more than a week considering their verdicts. The defendants were known as the Liberty City 7 after the poor area of Miami the operated in.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Our granddaughter turned 30 on the 13th and my little sister turned 63 on the 15th. It is hard to believe so many years have passed us by so fast. I had a very good visit with my brother on Saturday. I don't get to just sit down and visit very often and it was a great day to do it. Also went to my 89 year old friend, Rose's on Sunday afternoon and sat and had tea with her and we visited about the olden days. She remembers a lot about those days. She was sure glad to see me.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I am going to our Pastors' house this morning for a Christmas coffee. We are each to bring a dozen Christmas cookies for a cookie exchange. That will be fun as we will each bring home a dozen different cookies. I don't bake a lot anymore because we just don't need to eat all those sweets and I am trying my best to stay away from them as much as possible. But it isn't always easy and once in a while you just have to have some goodies. This time of year doesn't last long and then it is another year before it happens again but it seems to come around faster and faster every year.
Friday, December 14, 2007
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A lock of John Lennon's hair sold for $48,000 Wednesday in an auction of Beatles' memorabilia collected by the band's hairdresser. The hair - inside an autographed copy of Lennon's book "A Spaniard in the Works" - sold to an unnamed telephone bidder. Goringes auction house had estimated the hair would sell for $4,000 to $6,000. Lennon gave the book and the lock of hair to Betty Glasow, the Fab Four's hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, "To Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon xxx" It is astonishing that there is still so much interest in the Beatles and the sale goes to prove that John Lennon is still an icon, said Francesca Collin, a spokeswoman for Gorringes. "To have some of Lennon's hair along with a signed note from him really does give it fantastic provenance and authenticity." Collin said. Glasow decided to sell the items because she wanted fans to have them.
We went to the fish fry tonight and the fish was extra good. Had a new coating on it and was crunchy and really good. They just brown their chicken and then put it in the oven and it just falls off the bone, it is so tender. They also have excellent brown gravy for mashed potatoes and if you like scalloped potatoes better, they have those too. They had beets tonight which was different and also chicken and noodles instead of beef and noodles. It is a really good meal for a very good price and lots of people go there every Friday night. Tomorrow I go to our Pastors in the morning for Christmas coffee and Christmas cookies. Everyone is bringing a dozen to share. I think that will be fun. I am looking forward to it.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Microsoft has paid $240m for a 1.6% stake in Facebook that values the hugely popular social networking site at $15 billion. Facebook spurned an offer from Microsoft's rival Google, which was also keen to invest in the site. Microsoft will also sell internet ads for Facebook outside the United States as part of the deal that took several weeks of negotiating. Microsoft already provides banner advertising and links on the US site. Mark Zuckerberg started the online social networking site in his Harvard University dorm room less than four years ago. Mr. Zuckerberg, age 23, has indicated he would like to hold off an initial public offering for at least two more years.He rebuffed a $1 billion takeover offer fromYahoo last year.
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Microsoft has bought online mapping company Multimap to expand its web business. Multimap, which was established in l996, is among the UK's top 10 visited websites, receiving more than 10 million users each month. Microsoft hopes that the acquisition "will play a significant role in the future growth of our search business". Web search giant Google, Microsoft's arch-rival, provides its own online mapping service, Google Maps. Microsoft's internet empire also includes services such as Virtual Earth, Live Search and Windows Live.
A Mexican man accused of murdering his girlfriend and eating her body parts has been found dead in his prison cell. Jose Luis Calva was found hanging by his belt in the jail in Mexico City after apparently committing suicide. Mr. Calva was arrested on October 8, by police investigating the disappearance of his girlfriend, Alejandra Galeana. In his flat in the capital, they found her dismembered bod and a draft of an unfinished novel, Cannibal Instincts. The discovery also led to him being investigated in connection with the murders of his ex-girlfriend in 2004 and a prostitute, whose body was found in plastic bags in the city earlier this year. Officials said they were investigating how he got the belt he apparently used to hang himself when he was supposed to be on continuous suicide watch.
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US soul legend, Ike Turner, the former husband of Tina Turner has died at the age of 76. He died at his home near San Diego, California. There was no immediate word on the cause of death. He rose to fame in the l960s, and is best remembered for his musical partnership and stormy marriage with Tina Turner. She said he abused her, but he somewhat rehabilitated his image in his later years, winning a Grammy in 2007. Scott Hanover, an official at the performer's management company made the announcement that "Ike Turner passed away this morning. He was at his home." Turner, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is credited by many music historians with making the first rock 'n' roll record in l951. Turner was also known as a prolific session guitarist and piano player. After marrying Tina Turner in 1959, the pair produced a string of hits, including A Fool In Love, It's Gonna Work Out Fine. The song River Deep Mountain High, produced by Phil Spector, was one of their most successful singles. But Mr. Turner will be forever remembered for his turbulent relationship with Tina Turner, the BBC's Peter Bowes in Los Angeles says.
Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. Their latest modeling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years. Professor Wieslaw Maslowski told an American Geophysical Union meeting that previous projections had underestimated the processes now driving ice loss. Summer melting this year reduced the ice cover to 4.13 million square km, the smallest ever extent in modern times. Remarkably, this stunning low point was not even incorporated into the model runs of the Professor and his team, which used data sets from 1979 to 2004 to constrain their future projections.
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Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund, said the Federal reserve should lower the rate it charges banks for direct loans by a greater amount than it cuts the overnight rate when policymakers meet next week. He says he is hopeful for a 50-basis-point cut of the discount rate. Lending between banks will be assisted by cutting the discount rate to a level where there is potential to make money by going to the discount window and lending money at the London Interbank Offered Rate for a three-month contract. At 5 percent, the discount rate is half a percentage point more than the Fed's target for overnight loans between banks. The central bank has lowered the discount rate three times since August as a contraction in credit markets drove up bank's funding costs.
Dell Inc. is venturing further from its direct-to-customer sales model and will start selling computers at Best Buy stores in January. Analysts say Dell must expand its presence in stores because consumers increasingly see computers as an extension of their personality and want to touch them before buying. Dell built its business on selling personal computers directly to customers over the phone or Internet, but it has been cutting deals with retailers as growth of PC sales slowed and Dell's U.S. consumer revenue declined.
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Omaha based ConAgra Foods Inc., the maker of Peter Pan peanut butter and Slim Jims meat snacks, climbed the most in seven years in U.S. trading Thursday after the company said second quarter profit from continuing operations beat its forecast. The food maker said earnings for the three months through Nov 25, exceeded its previous projection of about 40 cents a share. It cited revenue gains from seasonings and foods sold to restaurants and other food manufacturers, as well as commodities trading.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said November sales rose 1.5 percent as shoppers stocked up on holiday food and gifts. The sales were within the company's forecast of unchanged to up 2 percent at locations open at least a year. Same store sales may increase from 1 percent to 3 percent this month, the Bentonville, Arkansas based company said. Wal-Mart increased post-Thanksgiving discounts to lure shoppers hit by higher gasoline, housing and food costs.
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Startling evidence has been found which shows mammoth and other great beasts from the last ice age were blasted with material that came from space. Eight tusks dating to some 35,000 years ago all show signs of having been peppered with meteorite fragments. The Ancient remains come from Alaska, but researchers also have a Siberian bison skull with the same pockmarks. The scientists released details of the discovery at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, USA. They painted a picture of a calamitous event over North America that may have severely knocked back the populations of some species.
Two new dinosaur species have been discovered. The creatures are both sauropods, the group of giant plant eaters that includes the well known Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus. One of the newly discovered species, Jobaria tiguidensis, is a long necked, broad toothed creature that is strikingly primitive for a sauropod that appeared quite late about 130 to 140 million years ago, in dinosaur history. An adult Jobaria would have weighed about 20 tons and grown to the length of 65 feet. University of Chicago palaeontologist, Paul Sereno, whose team dug the creature out of the Sahara desert in the republic of Niger, said the fossilized bones represent a particularly fine dinosaur specimen.
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Veteran singer, Sir Paul McCartney is to receive a special prize for outstanding contributions to music at next year's Brit Awards. The former Beatle is one of the UK's most respected artists with a career spanning four decades and album sales in excess of 100 million. Ged Dohert, from the Brits Committee, said honoring the 65 year old would be a historic moment for the awards. The ceremony will take place at London's Earls Court on February 20.
Bath products are an effective way of managing eczema in children, according to new NHS guidelines, despite a recent report saying such emollients may do little. But the NHS watchdog warns parents not to waste money on "high Street" allergy tests for the condition, and to avoid herbal remedies and food supplements. These are unproven and may cause side effects. This is the first time recommendations for treating eczema,which affects one in five children, have been compiled.
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A photographer has taken legal action against actor Pierce Brosnan after an alleged altercation in Los Angeles. Robert Rosen said he was taking photos of the former Bond star on October 26 when he struck him in the chest. He claims he was left with severe physical and emotional pain and injuries, including bruised ribs. Last month prosecutors in Los Angeles said there was insufficient evidence to charge the 54 year old actor over the alleged incident.
A number of mortars have hit a prison in Baghdad, killing at least seven inmates. About 20 others, including several policemen, were injured in the incident according to latest reports. The prison is close to the main buildings of the interior ministry and it is not known if it was specifically targeted for attack. Also on Monday, a serious fire broke out at a storage tank in the Doura oil refiner on the outskirts of Baghdad. The fire was a result of rocket or mortar fire.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
He's back. Don Imus returned to the airwaves, eight months after he was fired for a racially charged remark about the Rutgers women's basketball team and introduced a new cast that included two black comedians. Imus lineup of guests featured two presidential hopefuls, Democrat Chris Dodd and Republican John McCain. As he did several times in the days after the episode, Imus condemned his controversial remark last spring and said he had learned his lesson.
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Monday, December 10, 2007
We have a drug store in town that has built a new facility out on the edge of town. It isn't quite as handy but they have a drive through window that is quite nice. I ordered a refill this morning and took advantage of their free delivery service. It is really nice when it is about 10 degrees to have them bring the prescriptions to you instead of getting in the cold car and driving out to their new store. I really appreciate that service. It is great.
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I have a good friend I worked with for many years and since I have retired, I still keep in touch with her and we exchange gifts at Christmas and our birthdays. Wednesday, we are going to Sally's Restaurant for her famous hot beef and exchange gifts with my friend. They have the most wonderful pies too of all kinds. My favorite is coconut cream pie.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
More people seeking asylum in the U.S. could be detained and then jailed longer under a new Homeland Security Department policy for people wanting safe harbor. The new policy applies to people placed in so-called expedited removal, a broad post-Sept 11 category for immigrants who arrive in the U.S. seeking asylum or whose immigration paperwork is incorrect, invalid or nonexistent. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Homeland Security Department, said it issued the new policy Nov. 6 to make detention rules for asylum seekers more consistent and clear. But refugee advocates say it sets tougher standards for asylum seekers to win parole from detention. The U.S. generally grants safe harbor to refugees fleeing persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
Friday, December 7, 2007
The New England Patriots are still perfect, but looking mighty vulnerable. New England pulled off its greatest escape thus far to become the sixth team in NFL history to start a season with 12 victories. For the second straight week, it was a struggle against a losing team, but the incredibly resourceful Patriots got Tom Brady's 8 yard touchdown pass to Jabar Gaffney with 44 seconds left to beat the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 Monday night. The winning drive in the final minutes covered 73 yards and required two fourth down conversions, one on the defensive holding penalty 6 seconds before Gaffney beat Dawan Landry in the left corner of the end zone.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sudan's president will meet a British delegation to discuss a possible pardon for a teacher imprisoned in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, a presidential spokesman said. Two Muslim members of British parliament have been in Sudan for two days trying to set up a meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. He is the only one who can pardon Gillian Gibbons, the 54 year old British teacher who has been imprisoned since Thursday. They will meet at 10:30 on Monday morning at the presidential palace. Gibbons was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation for insulting Islam because of allowing her students to give a teddy bear the same name as Islam's revered prophet - a violation under Sudan's Islamic Sharia law.
Martin Scorsese and Brian Wilson scored from "Good Vibrations" to "Goodfellas". Steve Martin strutted as one of the "wild and crazy guys". Diana Ross sang to Motown stardom. Pianist Leon Fleisher surmounted a debilitating injury. Their contributions to American culture won them a visit Sunday to the White House and recognition by President Bush, followed by an evening of celebration at the John F. Kenned Center for the Performing Arts. For their career achievements, the five were named in September as members of the 30th class of Kennedy Center honorees. The two hour event will air December 26 on CBS.
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If lenders temporarily freeze low introductory interest rates on home loans made to risky borrowers before the soar, it would be a modest fix for the country's fractured housing market. The problems are so far reaching, according to analysts, that an emerging Bush administration backed plan, nicknamed "teaser freezer" by one economist, won't spare many borrowers, or bankers from the pain of escalating foreclosures and defaults. One economist says the plan is better than doing nothing but he added it is not necessarily going to make a big dent in the foreclosure problem that is facing us because thousands of borrowers still might not be able to make their monthly payments. As a result, the plan is unlikely to quell worries that the housing market's ongoing problems will drag the economy into a recession.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
There is a study going on into what happens when people hear birdsong. Researchers at Aberdeen University will spend two years listening to birds to find out how their songs, calls and cries become a part of people's lives. "Listening to birds: an anthropological approach to bird sounds" has received funding from the Arts and Humanities research Council . The team is keen to hear from anyone interested in birds from across Britain and throughout the world. They say they are interested in understanding how people come to focus on particular sounds and how they develop the skill of identifying songs and calls and more.
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Funerals are not fun to attend but they are sort of like family reunions. You see a lot of people and family that you haven't seen for a long time. We are going to a visitation tomorrow night and there will be quite a few people there we haven't seen in years and also some grandchildren we haven't seen either, for quite awhile. We had a snowstorm yesterday and I hope the roads are clear as we have about 30 miles to drive one way at night.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
A couple of the simple physical measures that you can take to prevent the flu are, of course, handwashing, but also wearing masks could play a key role in blocking the spread of a flu pandemic. In the UK, the government is doubling its stockpile of antiviral medicines in preparation for an future pandemic. Researchers believe, though, that simple, low cost measures such as handwashing and masks should be given a higher priority. I think they are probably correct as we spread a lot of germs with our hands and not covering our mouths when we cough.
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