Saturday, June 30, 2007

Capella University

Are you looking for the best online university possible? Do you want to study at home without all the hassel of attending the local community college nights, driving for miles from home when you are already tired out from your day at work? This is the website for you, capella university. This fully accredited online university has all that you are looking for. They have both graduate degree programs and bachelor's degree programs. They are continually updating and adding more information in the way of publications also. They have just released a new book titled "Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change. Any college that continually keeps current with everything happening in business is a fine online college for you. You can learn in the comfort of your own home, add to your education and make strides toward a more rewarding position than you have now.

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More Higher Gas Prices?

Oil futures spiked above $70 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since September 1 on a government report that showed gasoline inventories dropped unexpectedly as the summer driving season neared its peak. We noticed gas went up right away in our small town and we thought at first the Holiday 4th of July coming up was to blame. But then we heard about the price per barrel rise. This broke a monthlong decline and held steady overnight with a national average of $2.975 a gallon. It is $2.959 here where we live. You just can't stay home and hibernate so you pay the going price whether you like it or not.

Economy Limps Along

The economy limped ahead at just a 0.7 percent in the first quarter. This is the slowest in four years. Some businesses clamped down on spending due to the uncertainties about the severity of the housing slump. The Commerce Department's new reading on gross domestic product for the January through Maarch period, was a slight upgrade from the 0.6 percent growth rate estimated a month ago. But it did fall short of economists' forecasts for a 0.8 percent pace and may turn out to be the weakest point for the economy this year.

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General Mills

General Mills is studying streamlining operations due to the cost of grain and dairy soaring. General Mills reported a one percent fiscal fourth-quarter earnings increase and said it would look to streamlined operations and price hikes to stay profitable in 2008. They are the makers of Wheaties and Cheerios cereals, Yoplait yogurt, and Progresso soup said it expected prices for raw materials to increase 5 percent next year, including $260 million increase in the cost of corn, oats, natural oils and dairy.

Chinese Seafood

Chinese Seafood has joined the list of things coming from China that may be hazardous to your health. The list seems to be growing all the time. First, we heard about the chemicals in toothpaste that could poison you and then it was tires, toy trains and more. Now farmed seafood has joined the list of tainted and defective products from China that could be hazardous to a person's health. Federal health officials said Thursday that they were detaining three types of Chinese fish - catfish, basa and dace, as well as, shrimp and eel. They did this after testing repeatedly and turned up contamination with drugs unapproved in the U.S. for use in farmed seafood.

Chemical Al to Hang

Saddam Hussein's cousin, known as "Chemical Al" and two other regime officials were sentenced to hang for slaughtering up to 180,000 Kurdish men, women and children with chemical weapons, artillery barrages and mass executions two decades ago. Two other defendants were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the l987-l988 crackdown, known as "Operation Anfal". A sixth defendant was acquitted for lack of evidence. Death sentences are automatically appealed. The most notorious defendant was Saddam's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, who gained his nickname for ordering the use of mustard gas and nerve agents against the Kurds in response to their collaboration with the Iranians during the l980-l988 Iran-Iraq War. Witnesses testified that Iraqi government forces indiscriminately atacked women and children, burned crops, killed livestock and rounded up civilians into detention camps in a campaign to exterminate the restive Kurdish minority.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

New Study Of Clot Busting Drugs

They have found that an anti-clotting drug used to treat strokes and heart attacks can also restore blood flow to frostbitten fingers and limbs, greatly reducing the need for amputation. Doctors at the University of Utah who conducted the research on a small sample of patients hope it marks the start of a move beyond the traditional and limited treatment for frostbite. It does help to rescue the tissue that is damaged but not yet dead. Patients who received the thrombolytic theraphy at the university's burn center were more likely to keep their frostbitten fingers and toes than patients who went without the drug. All patients had similar degrees of frostbite. This will be interesting to follow and I hope it works for everyone.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Rudy Giuliani Campaign

The Rudy Giuliani presidential Committee has announced the selection of State Senator Thurman Gaskill of Corwith, Iowa as the chairman of the Iowa Farmers for Rudy. Gaskill will also serve as national co-chairman of Agriculture for Rudy. Gaskill feels Rudy is a proven leader with bold ideas to get real results on the issues important to farmers in Iowa and across America. Rudy is committed to increasing investment in renewable energy resources, like ethanol, wind, biodoesel and coal. This will move America forward towards energy independence.Gaskill has served in the Iowa Senate since 1998 and he has been involved in the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mississippi Man Charged In Kidnapping

A Mississippi man remains in custody on charges he kidnapped a teenage girl and sexually assaulted her. He was arrested about 4 p.m. Monday after police used OnStar global positioning system to track the Cadillac he was driving. Officials had issued a warrant for his arrest. The 15 year old girl was found with him and was turned over to the Department of Human Services. The chief is working with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to determine whether charges against the man would be sought in Iowa.

Consumers Eagerly Await iPhone

Apple's new iPhone comes out on Friday and people are standing in line already to get one. It is quite something to behold. It triples as a cell phone, iPod, media player, and a wireless Web device and is revolutionary. I watched a man on the news this morning operate some of the basics and it is just unbelievable what they can invent these days. He ran through the picture album on it and it was amazing. You can watch television on it. You can see all your incoming messages and choose which one you want to answer first and this with just a touch of your finger on the screen.They said the new phone runs $499 to $599 plus the contract price. Apple is one of the exclusive carriers for the iPhone.

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Cubs Win Over Rockies

With a two-run hit homer, Cliff Floyd and the Chicago Cubs held off another late Colorado rally to win their fifth straight, 8-5 over the Rockies on Tuesday. This fourth homer of Floyd's sparked a three-run first inning that put Chicago on top to stay. Then the Cubs added four runs in the fifth, highlighted by Koyie Hill's two-run double. It was a great game and great win for the Cubs.

Pacers' Tinsley and Daniels Trial

Indiana players, Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels will stand trial starting September 10 related to a bar fight. They expect the trial to last three days. Tinsley, a former Iowa State star, was indicted by a grand jury, on a felony charge of intimidation and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct intimidation. Daniels is charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. There will be a pre-trial conference on September 5 in the case.

Continuing Education

In this day and age education is a very important factor in whether or not you get ahead in this world. It used to be you could get a good job for life with a high school diploma, but not anymore, You need a college education and a degree or degrees to make it. That is why continuing education is so important. If you are one of those people who have put off continuing your education, now is the time to do it. This university is fully accredited as an online university. They have both studies for graduate degree programs and bachelor's degree programs. They focus on human ideals and achievements. They are always publishing materials to be of help to companies,also, to help their individual emploees work at their best. The latest book out is called Appreciative Coaching by one of their faculty members. Look up their site today and get started on a better future.

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LeBron James To Play for Nationals

There has been alot of uncertainty as to whether LeBron James would play on the U.S. National team. He did say Tuesday night, however that he will play in next month's FIBA America's Tournament where the Americans will try to qualify for the 2008 Olympics. He had said for several months that he was 50-50 about playing for Team USA this summer. He and his girlfriend recently had their second son and with the Cavaliers making it to the NBA finals, he may have wanted some extra time off after playing more than 100 games since last October.


Juan Montoya may be a rookie but he just got his first cup win. That is quite exciting. He is not known for his patience but he showed plenty of it on Sunday. He used his road racing skills to save his tires, stretch his fuel to the limit and win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 for his first NASCAR Nextel Cup victory.

Gold Price

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Humor in Blogging

It's fun to read a fun blog and I think my brother has done a pretty good job for a beginner. His site is at He's got pet cats and has fun with them. He is quite a carpenter and all around fixer upper. Take a minute and look at his blog.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

High Tech Monitors for Alzheimers

New York's Mount Sinai Shool of Medicine is heading up a study. They plan to recruit 600 people over the age of 75 to help test in-home "kiosks". They will turn on automaically to administer monthly cognitive exams. It will be a video of a smiling scientist who appears on-screen to talk participants through such classic tests as reading a string of words and then, repeating how many they recall, or seeing how quickly they complete connect-the-dot patterns. They did this in Oregon. It was a pilot study of the motion sensors which tracked 14 partipants in their upper 80's for almost a year. They found half had mild cognitive impairment, an Alzheimer's precursor, and half were healthy. The National Institutes of Health received a grant to study 300 homes and 112 are being monitored already.

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Rosie O'Donnell On The Price Is Right?

Do you think we will ever see Rosie O'Donnell replace Bob Barker on The Price Is Right?
Frankly, I hope not. I think she is obnoxious and a loud mouth and it would be an insult to Bob Barker to put her in the job. But to my surprise Bob Barker seems to like her and told reporters that he had "no doubt" that she would make a fine host for the CBS game show. He retired this month after 35 years with the show. The producers have yet to announce Barker's successor. Among those reportedly in the running are Todd Newton of the E! network, Mark Steines of "Entertainment Tonight" Geore Hamilton and John O'Hurley and of course, O'Donnell.

Sand More Deadly Than Sharks

When you are at the beach, waves and sharks aren't the only dangers. Sand holes have collapsed on more than two dozen young people and killed them over the last decade. Father and son doctors have made warning of this risk their personal campaign. At least 20 children and young adults in the United States have died since 1985 at the beach or backyard sand submersions. There were at least 8 others who died in Australia New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This was published in this week's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. A sand hole can collapse horrifyingly fast.

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30 Deaths From Heat

There have been nearly 30 deaths blamed of this year's first major heat wave in Southeastern Europe. They have been baking in soaring temperatures. It has really put a strain on air conditioning use in Greece and Albania in particular. It was 104 degrees in Athens on Friday with a top temperature of 113 recorded on the island of Rhodes. Romania was particularly hard hit. In the last few days 19 people have died from the heat. That included 14 in the capital, Bucharest. At least 7 people died in Serbia and in neighboring Macedonia, there were numerous calls from the elderly suffering cardiac and asthma problems. At least 3 people died due to heat in Albania, including a mother of four who collapsed while ending her fields. It is so sad and the heat has just begun there.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Easter Eggs

When I think of Easter Eggs, I think of Cadbury. It seems like everone has eaten one of their Cadbury Easter eggs. But this company also owns the U.S.unit that makes 7-up, Dr. Pepper and Snapple soft drinks. Cadbury Schweppes PLC is planning to close 15 percent of its candy factories by 2011. This will cut about 7,500 jobs and will likely sell the U.S. unit that makes the soft drinks mentioned above. The company had announced it planned to separate its drinks and candy businesses. Now it appears they will sell the beverage business.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith's Judge

The wisecracking judge in the Anna Nicole Smith dispute over her remains, will resign next month according to a court spokesman. The judge, Larry Seidlin gave no specifics on his plans for the future. For months though, rumors have been rampant that he is considering a deal for a television show. I think the way he acted, he was trying out like a screen test in advance. Actually, I thought he was kind of funny myself. He'll probably get that kind of job.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New U S Homes See Decline in May

According to official figures, the number of new U. S. homes built in May fell more than expected. The number built dropped by 2.1% in May after rising 1% in April. Even though construction fell 1.47m units, there are signs that the sector could be picking up as new home permits rose to 1.5m in May. Wonder what it is doing in June.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Mike Nifong Disbarred

Having racked up millions of dollars in legal bills, the falsely accused players and their families appear likely to file civil lawsuits against the disbarred prosecutor. Their attorney wants the judge to consider holding Nifong in criminal contempt for lying to the court. You would think that since he has lost his law license and reputation that he could fall no further. But he faces more trouble in the future if the families and players pursue the civil suit.

Settlement Possible in L.A. Abuse Case

The nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese may finally move to settle hundreds of clergy sex abuse claims against it. After years of legal wrangling, and following several legal setbacks and the prospect of jury trials in the months ahead, it is finally going to court. Fifteen trials involving 172 of the more than 500 alleged victims are scheduled to be heard by juries in a six month courthouse marathon beginning July 9.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Consumer Prices Surge

At the fastest pace in 20 months, consumer prices rose in May. This was fueled by another big rise for gas and also, an increase in food prices, as well. However, prices for cars, airline tickets, clothes, and computers all fell. An increase of 0.7 percent was posted by the Consumer Price Index. This was the biggest one month gain since the fall of 2005 after Hurricane Katrina shut down Gulf Coast oil production and energy prices surged. If you exclude food and energy, the increase for so-called inflation was just 0.1 percent,

Friday, June 15, 2007

Khmer Rouge Trials To Start

The Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia are ready to start. A panel of judges has approved the ground rules. After a delay of more than six months, the deal was reached in a week long meeting. The delay was caused by disagreements between local and UN-appointed legal officials. Trials will start in 2008, but the tribunal is expected to last for three years before the trials. No one has ever faced charges for as many as two million who were thought to have died during the four years of Khmer Rouge rule in the late 1970's.

E U 's Carbon Trade Set To Fail

Tackling the climate change is set to fail again because the EU's carbon trading scheme, which was launched in 2005 is having limited success, partly due to tax limits. Also worried is the wild life charity. Failure to cut carbon dioxide levels could cause irreversibly damaging climate change, according to fearful scientists. It sounded good at first, but the first phase, which covered 40% of the EU's emmissions has fallen short.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Apple Releases Safari Web Browser

Apple Inc. launched a version of its Safari Web Browser for Windows based PCs on MONDAY. This pits it against Microsoft's Internet Browser and Mozilla's Firefox. This free program is Apple's latest move to expand its reach beyond its Macintosh computer and, st the same time, attract converts to its products. It has previously made its iPod media player and iTunes Store compatible with Windows. Safari has captured about 5% of the world's market share with more than 18 million users. It was released a few years ago for Apple Macintosh computers.

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Putin Criticizes WHO

Putin criticized international economic institutions for protecting the interests of a select few developed countries. He called for a new global economic order that would give rapidly growing developing economies a bigger role. He said the world is indeed changing before our eyes. Some of the countries that yesterday seemed hopelessly behind are today the fastest growing economies in the world. He said, that if, 50 years ago, 60 percent of the world's GDP came from G-7 countries, then today it is the other way around.

Vietnam Releases Journalist From Prison

A prominant government critic, convicted of spying against the communist government, was released by Vietnam two weeks before Vietnam's president makes a historical visit to the U.S.He was released from Nam Ha prison on Saturday under a presidential amnesty. The prison is 40 miles north of Hanoi. He was one of Vietnam's first "cyber-dissidents" who used the Internet to spread pro-democracy views.

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Yahoo CEO on The Hot Seat

Yahoo's Chairman, Terry Semel,had assured securities analysts and money managers that his company would remain the internet's brightest star. That was just before Google Inc. went public nearly three years ago. Since then Google has so nearly eclipsed its rival, that a growing number of Yahoo shareholders believes the company would be better off without Semel. There are about 80 Yahoo stockholders who own a combined 2 million shares in the company. Semel could very well face a chorus of discontent when he takes the stage at Yahoo's annual shareholders meeting today.


Our supper just arrived and it is a huge bowl of wonderful looking and smelling stew. There is alot of beef pieces, potatoes, carrots, tiny onions in a marvelous gravylike juice. It was supposed to be for tomorrow night as the lady who brought it is leaving on vacation in the morning. She also brought some tasty crescent rolls to go along with it. The aroma was so overwhelming and tempting that we decided to have it tonight and it met with all of our expectations. With fresh radishes from the garden and polished off with a dish of sweet sliced peaches, it was a meal fit for a king.

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Boxing Hall of Fame

Roberto Duran and Pernell Whitaker were chosen to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Duran raised his hands skyward giving thanks for a remarkable boxing career. He said he wanted to thank America for opening their hearts so he could enter. He wanted to thank every one in the United States who saw him grow into becoming a world champion. Whitaker said it was unbelievable. That it was a wonderful feeling, a dream come true. He said he knew it would come, but not this soon.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Consumer Spending

Although Americans shopped rather hesitantly in May, retailers got some relief from the dismal showing in April. Retailers are still raising questions about how strong consumer spending will be in the months ahead. It is clear that higher gas prices and the slumping housing market are affecting how consumers spend. In a cross-section of the industry, sales were disappointing. This included Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Macy's Inc., and Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

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Stocks Stumble

Thursday,Wall Street fell sharply for the third straight session. Rising bond yields deflated hopes for an interest rate cut later in the year. The S&P 500 index fell below the 1500 mark and the Dow Jones industrials fell nearly 200 points. I am sure everyone got nervous. The Treasury's 10-year note yield passed 5 percent Thursday and closed 5.13 percent, its highest point since mid-July. This move unnerved investors who contend that the Federal Reserve will be less inclined to cut short-term interest rates.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Neat Story

A veteran lost his watch nearly 90 years ago, during World War I. He lost the watch in France where he was serving inthe Army. Another man won it in a poker game and brought it back to South Dakota. Because it had an engraving on the back, he searched to no avail to find the owner. After he died, his son enlisted the aid of a genealogist. In April, she located the veteran's grandson in Springfield, Missouri. The grandson and his brother reclaimed the watch Wednesday at the American Legion Post 1981 in Sioux City, Iowa. Their grandfather had died in 1962. Words could not express how they felt to hold their grandfather's watch in their hands. Neat story, huh and a true one.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Cheap Universal Studios Tickets

Fun in the sun and Orlando is the place to go for both. I want to take my whole family, four kids and the wife and I am going nuts trying to find some Cheap Universal Studios Tickets. My buddy at work saved my life and budget when he told me all I had to do was go to and order the lowest discount priced tickets for not only all the best tickets for Universal Studios but everything Disney has to offer. Besides that we could get help finding the top eating places for a special treat. Their great Customer Service is ready and waiting to serve you. They have been tn business over 50 years and take pride in having your vacation plans start with them.

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Unemployment Applications Dip Again

It was very good to see that unemploment applications have dipped again. This was for the second straight week, indicating the labor market remains healthy, despite a yearlong slowdown in economic growth. The Labor Department reported that the number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits totaled 309,000 last week, down 1,000 from the previous week. The small emprovement pushed claims down to the lowest level in 3 weeks. I know in our area housing construction is booming and in the expensive price range too.

American's Debt

American consumers borrowing finally posted the smallest increase in 6 months in April. Americans actually paid off some of their credit card debt. I know we paid down our and have tried to keep a zero balance unti the garage door opener decided to quit and the car needed a major repair but we will pay that off as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Capella University

Have you realized you are not going to get ahead anymore at your job? Is it time to get going and get your degree. Well I have just the online college for you. It is Capella University, a fully accredited university with a great number of undergraduate and graduate studies. You are to sure to find your field of choice and it is easy to enroll with them. They have just released their latest Inside Online Education podcast and if you will look into their site, this may be just what you are interested in. The Capella PhD student, herself, is working toward her master's degree in education. There is a wide open field at this time for special education and if that is for you, then this is the online university to pursue. They have over 19,000 students enrolled so you know they are on the right track. They also have degree programs in business, public safety, technology and a great deal more. Look into it today and get started on the road to success and a lifetime of making alot more money to gain a higher standard of living.

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US Opposes G8 Climate Proposals

The US appears to have rejected draft proposals by Germany for G8 members to agree to tough measures in greenhouse gas emissions, leaked documents have shown. Wide-ranging US amendments to a draft communique prepared ahead of June's G8 in the Germany summit, cite a "fundamental opposition" to the proposals. Germany wants all G8 members to agree to timetables and targets for major cuts. The document was leaked by Greenpeace. It showed UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, failed to persuade the US to alter its stance.

Australia Pledges Climate Plan

The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced a shift in policy on climate change. He is promising to set up a carbon trading scheme to cut pollution. He would set a target next year for limiting greenhouse gas emissions and also pledged to putin place a carbon trading scheme by 2012. Per head of population in the world, Australia is one of the worst polluters. He has warned, however, that setting a cap on carbon emissions would hurt the economy. The opposition Labor party has a strong lead in the opinion polls in the upcoming national election later this year. They have portrayed the government as dithering and backward-looking on global warming. Labor has pledged to cut greenhouse emissions by 60% by 2050. Mr. Howard told an annual meeting of his Liberal Party that if they get this wrong, it will do enormous damage to the economy, to jobs and to the economic well-being of ordinary Australians, especially low-income households.

Australia Pledges Climate Plan

The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced a shift in policy on climate change. He is promising to set up a carbon trading scheme to cut pollution. He would set a target next year for limiting greenhouse gas emissions and also pledged to putin place a carbon trading scheme by 2012. Per head of population in the world, Australia is one of the worst polluters. He has warned, however, that setting a cap on carbon emissions would hurt the economy. The opposition Labor party has a strong lead in the opinion polls in the upcoming national election later this year. They have portrayed the government as dithering and backward-looking on global warming. Labor has pledged to cut greenhouse emissions by 60% by 2050. Mr. Howard told an annual meeting of his Liberal Party that if they get this wrong, it will do enormous damage to the economy, to jobs and to the economic well-being of ordinary Australians, especially low-income households.

Wedding favors

Are you getting ready for a summer wedding this year or a June wedding next year? Now is the time to start planning a June wedding for next year. One of the hardest things to decide on sometimes are the wedding favors. I stumbled across this great site for everything wedding including wedding favors and gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. They have a great deal of such items at amazingly discounted prices. You will want to check into their 20% to 50% discounted section and see all the great favors and gifts at the tremendous marked-down prices. These are not cheap gifts either, but items made of silver, crystal, pearl and also items such as wedding day cameras, and you can have many items personalized so they will be even that more special for those in your wedding. I know you will be amazed and delighted with the selections you will find at their website.

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Putin Warns Europe in Missile Row

Moscow may target weapons at Europe if the US builds planned missile defence facilities in the region said Russian President Putin. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has not pointed missiles towards Europe. The US wants to expand its missile defences into eastern Europe. It says the system is not aimed at Russia but Moscow says its security is threatened.Putin repeated warnings that the US defence shield could lead to a new arms race but said it would be the fault of the Americans if this happened. The US has altered the strategic balance, he said, by unilaterally pulling out of the anti-ballistic missile treaty in 2002.

Fighting in Lebanon Camp

Fighting broke out between soldiers and Islamist militants at a second Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon according to security officers. It is said to involve Jund al-Sham militants in the violence in the Ain al-Hilweh camp near the southern city of Sidon. When suspected militants fired a grenade at an army checkpoint, a soldier and a civilian were injured. It's not clear if the biolence is linked to the fighting at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in the north. Army troops at the Ain al-Hilweh camp responded to the rocket propelled grenade attack with gunfire. Fighting between the militants and the army began at the camp near Tripoli in northern Lebanon two weeks ago. It is reported that more than 100 civilians, soldiers and militants have died since then.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Capella University

Today, Capella University announced a new Bachelor of Science in Public safety program. They have also added 8 new graduate and undergraduate specializations that you can learn about by checking out their website online. There is a real need for a leadership specialization focused on special education. I know that special education is growing by leaps and bounds in our community and it is a small town. Teachers are in demand and must have this special training. Pamela Potter, president of the National association of Pupil Services Administrators, basically said the present program was inadequate. Capella is leading the way to a more effective and efficient way to prepare for a job in special education. Headstart in most communities has tried to fill the gap for special ed students but it was not enough. Our school added an entire new department with more teachers. I am sure they could all take advantage of the training that Capella offers.

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Gates sees Positive Signs

U. S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, despite a rise in insurgent violence this spring, said he is convinced that American and NATO forces are making steady progress against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gates told reporters that he actually thinks things are slowly, cautiously headed in the right direction. But he is concerned to keep it moving that way. He spoke during a flight to the Afghan capital from singapore, where he attended a security conference.


Do you realize that pornography has become a part of our every day Life?It used to be relegated to a video hidden in the bottom drawer, or a magazine under the mattress. Today it is everywhere. On TV you see Hugh Hefner parading his "girlfriends" across the screen and they have almost become the "girls next door". There are porn stars that have MySpace pages and do voiceovers on video games. You put a simple word into your search and end up with porn rather than what you were looking for. In april, more than a third of the U.S. Internet audience visited sites that fit into the online "adult" category. Pron has made sexiness go from subtle to raunchy. It's sickening.

He Awakes From Coma

He was in a coma for 19 years in Warsaw, Poland. In l988, he sustained a head injury and went into a comma. In addition to that, doctors found cancer in his brain and said he would not live. His wife took him home and cared for him the entire time. She fought against euthanazia as alot thought they should just put him out of his misery. but she wouldn't hear of it and took very good care of him and for 19 years he didn't move or say anything. He tried to talk but they couldn't understand him and just pretended to him, that they knew what he was saying. Last October he got pneumonia and they think the doctor's efforts to cure him of that may have helped his recovery. He is talking now and thinks the world is much prettier than when he last saw it. what a miracle!!!

Capella University

Capella University has once again given out a news release. They have developed their newest and latest podcast which is of great benefit to the Pentagon. On it, Phd student, Carla Chadlek speaks about her work. She is working toward a Masters Degree in education at Capella.
This is one of the finest online universities available to you and everyone looking to further their education. It doesn't matter what field you are endeavoring to enter, you will find they have the studies available to you online to get whatever degree you may wish to achieve. They have 89 graduate and undergraduate specializations and I am sure one of them is for you. Get your degree while studying in the comfort of your home, and keeping your present job at the same time. Isn't it exciting to think you will be able to move up and on just by contacting them and getting started on your degree. Look them up today and get the information you need, toll-free numbers to call, and much more.

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JFK Plot At Airport

In informant was the key to foiling the JFK airport plot. He was a convicted drug dealer who agreed to pose as a wannabe terrorist. He got in with the group that was plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International airport. He secretly fed information to federal investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence. He traveled with them everywhere convincing them he wanted to die as a martyr in the attack. They planned to blow up an underground jet fuel pipeline. He began working with the terrorists back in 2004 after he was picked up a second time for trafficking in drugs in New York. Four men are accused in the plot.

Monday, June 4, 2007

China's Economy Will Become Biggest

A century ago, Britain was the economic superpower but it slipped into second class status, in part because it was bled by the cost of wars. There is no law of nature that says the same can't happen to the United States. Sometime in this century, China will become the world's largest economy. It could then be in a position to call the tunes that the United states now calls. American self-indulgence has put this country in a position to become subservient. We haven't been paying our bills, so we became a debtor nation and much of that debt is held by China. This is a scary situation when you think about it. We should be a lending nation, not a debtor nation. China, a developing country should be a borrower, not a lender. The roles have been reversed. Being deep in debt to China does not bode well for the US remaining master of its own destiny. Nor does the war in Iraq. Not even a country as rich as the United states can sustain the estimated $1 trillion drain on its economy from the war.


Hot Dog!

They had a hot dog eating contest in Phoenix, AZ and a California man won in twelve minutes. He smashed the world record for hotdog eating by gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes. It was Joey Chestnut, age 23, of San Jose, who shattered the record held by Takeru Kobayashi (easy for them to say) of Japan. He downed 59 1/2 hot dogs and buns at the southwest regional Hot Dog Eating champsionship at the Arizona Mills Mall in suburban Tempe. The old record was 53 1/2 set last year at a contest held at coney Island in New York. Pepto Bismol anyone???

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Chinese Vice-Premier Huang Dies

Chinese Vice-Premier Huang, Ju, one of the most senior leaders in China, has died at the age of 65 in Beijing. the official Xinhus news agency has reported. He was in charge of financial and economic policymaking in the Politburo, China's highest decision making body. He had not attended official functions since March 2006, when it was announced he was ill, reportedly with cancer. He was described as a "long tested and faithful Communist fighter" and an "oustanding leader" in his official obituary.


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TV Kidney Competition Was A Hoax

A Dutch TV contest which purported to show a dying woman choose a patient to receive her kidneys was a hoax. The "donor" in the show was in fact, an actress. However, the three people vying for an organ were real patients in need of a kidney transplant. These three people did know that The Big donor Show was not real. It was made to highlight the shortage of Dutch donors. The show had atracted widespread criticism before the hoax was revealed.Presenter Patrick Lodiers said "We are not giving away a kidney here, that is going too far even for us," just at the moment when the fake donor was apparently about to reveal her choice of patient. It sounds to me like the whole thing was in bad taste, don't you think so too?

Castro Almost Fully Recovered

Cuban President Fidel Castro has almost completely recovered from the stomach surgery he had last year. Ricardo Alarcon gave no indication of when the Cuban leader might return to power when he spoke in a US TV interview.He did say that Mr. castro was over the worst after a series of operations, including what he described as very delicate surgery. He also added that Mr. castro was reading and writing alot. The Cuban leader has not been seen in public since undergoing intestinal surgery in July 2006 and has temporarily ceded power to his brother, Raul. Mr. Alarcon told the CNN netwodk he thought, in a way, he has practically fully recovered. The problem was a very delicate surgery and he had to have several surgeries, but it was a very risky situation. But it's not anymore.

Wine Accessories

Everyone loves a good glass of wine with their meals or special occasions. It is important to have a proper wine opener with which to open the wine bottle. This website is one of the finest I have come across for purchasing wine openers. Not only that but they have the accessories to go with your wine. They have over 100 corkscrew wine openers, wine gift sets and wine accessories to choose from. If you are seeking a gift, you can trust their products to make the lasting impression you are aiming for. They have some neat picnic bags that anyone would enjoy having and if you are looking to give something from your company, their promotional gift sets are outstanding. Their new Executive wine gift box is made of an elegant simulated leather case with white accent stitching. It includes a 6 piece set: thermometer, stainless steel opener, stopper, pourer and collar, and their prices are very reasonable.

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Blue Moon

Just how often have you heard the expression "once in a blue moon"? Thursday we had our "blue moon". It is the 2nd full moon within the same month. The moon doesn't really turn blue but it has been known to look bluish in appearance when smoke and dust particles from forest fires or a volcanic eruption have tainted the atmosphere. There are two full moons in a single month twice in one calendar year. The last time was in l999 when there were two full moons in January and March and none in february. the next double blue moon year will be 2018.Each full moon inspired American Indians to come up with a name. According to the Farmers almanac, the moons were named (from January to December) : wolf moon, snow, worm, pink, lower, strawberry, buck, sturgeon, harvest, hunter's, beaver and full cold moon. Interesting, huh?

Friday, June 1, 2007

Air Hostesses Told To Shed weight

In Indian court has ruled against a group of female flight attendants who were grounded from the national airline for being overweight.the airline started a system of measuring air hostesses based on their heiht and weight last year. The court said that the state-owned Indiana airlines had the right to take the step in the interest of flight safety and in the face of growing competition. The flight attendants had argued that the move was demeaning. The Justice said that no airline could afford to remain lax in any department whatsoever, be it the personality of the crew members or their physical fitness.

Flower Delivery

How about a convenient website where you can order flowers and have them delivered the next day? Wouldn't you like to see in color, just what you are sending someone? You can pick out the style bouquet, type of flowers for any occasion. They have a wonderful selection to choose from and the flowers are fresh. Their Custfomer Service sees to it that you are completely satisfied with your selections and flower delivery. Perhaps you are in need of flowers for a funeral. Look into their site at the beautiful standing wreaths, or sprays. They have an outstanding selection of baskets of flowers and vases to express your sympathy. Perhaps you would rather give a gourmet basket for a special occasion. They have those, as well, in a variety of Heart Healthy baskets, or themes such as fishing, friendship, antique truck, and especially for Father's day, a special
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"Dr. Death" Has Been Released From US Jail

Jack Kevorkian, the man known as Dr. Death has been released from prison in the US state of Michigan. He helped the terminally ill to die and was convicted in l999 of the murder by injection of terminally ill Thomas Youk. They broadcast a video of him dying on television. Kevorkian, who is now 79, had served eight years of a 10-25 year sentence. He has pledged not to counsel people on suicide but says he will continue to fiht for the right to euthanasia.

TB Man Sorry

A U.S. tuberculosis patient said he is sorry and apologised to passengers he may have endangered by boarding two transatlantic flights. He flew to Europe for his wedding last month, knowing he had TB but said he did not know he posed a risk. Even the health officials had told him he was not contagious. They had not forbidden him to travel but they should have. He wore a mask while speaking with ABC's Good Morning America program and said he hoped his fellow passengers could understand and forgive him because he really believed that he wasn't putting anyone at risk. He is now under quarantine. His wife does not seem worried, but maybe just a little bit she said. I would be worried if I was her as it is a strain that is resistant to drugs. They are giving him several antibiotics.

Learn Online

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You will also be able to get all the latest news about Capella. The latest news is their new book "Appreciative Coaching: a Positive Process for Change" co-authored by Sara Orem, PhD, one of the fine faculty members. This book will change lives and is a great read.

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Dutch TV Station Program

A Dutch TV station says it will go ahead with a program in which a terminally ill woman selects one of three patients to receive her kidneys. "It's a crazy idea," said Joop Atsma, of the ruling Christian Democrat Party and I have to agree with him. Have you ever heard of such a thing? The broadcaster says it will highlight the country's shortage of organ donors. I know there is a shortage almost everywhere but this takes the cake. Even the Dutch donor authority has condemned the show, as well as, kidney specialists in the UK. I don't think it would go over here in the United States either.