Friday, May 30, 2008

Arizona Relatives

We went to the fish fry tonight in another town and ran into some relatives. They had just arrived from Sun City, AZ in their motor home. They live in Arizona year round. We had a good visit with them and also a brother and sister-in-law at the local fish fry. You get plenty to eat for $7.50 and if you aren't full or satisfied when you leave there it is your fault. Saw some other friends there too. It is a good place to meet and greet old friends and enjoy some really good food.

Acne Treatment

This skin disease has no known cause but it can disrupt many lives for years. Often found in teenagers, it can also attack adults as well. It is an embarrassing skin problem to have and leaves the skin scarred for life in so many cases. Now you can go online to acne treatment and find out all about it. They are constantly searching and researching acne treatments to see what works and what doesn't. They are able to provide you with reviews on the many products available. You can also read a great deal of information about acne that perhaps you didn't know. This is a very informative website.

Cheap Hotels

If you are beginning to plan your vacation, then of course, you are hoping to find a beautiful, but cheap hotel. The cost of a hotel can really make a hole in your vacation budget. But now on the Internet you can go to cheap hotels and get a quote on a hotel almost anywhere in the world. They have travel specials and be sure and check out this week's top 25 deals. You can arrange the complete package, flight, hotel, and car rental all in one place. And they will help you plan the perfect trip. Just get online and check them out.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


We are having hamburgers on our little grill tonight. They are always good. Went out last night and had a very good tenderloin. Had not had one of those in years. It was very good. I like my hamburgers with BBQ sauce rather than ketchup. And dill pickles are always good with them too. Having fresh fries to go along with them. Yum Yum.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Court OKs Suits on Retaliation in Race, Age Cases

An unexpected blend of liberal and conservative Supreem Court justices gave workers more leeway Tuesday to use when they face retaliation after complaining about discrimination in the workplace. In two employment cases, one involving race and the other, age, the court took an expansive view of worker's rights. They avoided the narrow, ideology based decisions that marked its previous term. The justices read parts of an 1860s civil rights act and the main anti-age bias law to include the right to sue over reprisals even though neither provision expressly prohibits retaliation. I don't think there should be discrimination of any kind in the workplace and I thought it was much better today. But I guess there are still cases of it going on.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Senate Handed Bush War Funding Defeat

The Senate last Thursday ignored President Bush's veto threat and added tens of billions of dollars for veterans and the unemployed in his Iraq war spending bill. This just illustrated President Bush's diminished standing. A majority of Republicans broke ranks with Bush on a veto-proof 75-22 vote while adding more than $10 billion for various other domestic programs. These included heating subsidies for the poor, wildfire fighting, road and bridge repair and health research. Why can't they leave a simple bill alone and pass one at a time instead of loading them up with a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with the original bill. They really love to spend the taxpayers money, don't they? I am really disappointed in the Republicans. I expect it of the Democrats. They love pork barrel spending of any kind and they will tax the American people until they might as well just send in their paycheck for taxes.

HDMI Switch

Here is a great place that can supply you with a great range of audio/video components and also computer related products. Now is the time to check them out for HDMI switch what with HD coming in next year. It is time to start getting ready. They have a great supply of switches and some with or without remote. They also offer free shipping. Not only that, if you order before 4:30 EST, they will send it out to you the same day. They can save you money on your switches too and you know we are all going to need them.

Mortgage Lenders

If you are lookiing for a mortgage of any type, then you have come to the right place. Just get on the Internet to mortgage lenders and you will find that they are very diversified. They have mortgage loans for home improvement. Perhaps you are in or near retirement and short of cash. How about a reverse mortgage to help you out. Want to get out of debt? Then look into debt consolidation. Or if worse has come to worse and you are in the middle of a divorce and need some help, they can help you re-mortgage your way out of that. Just fill in the blanks and they will give you a free rate quote now. Lock in a low mortgage rate while you can. Perhaps now is the time to get that mortgage loan to buy a new home. The market is great for buyers.


Are you looking for some new luggage? Is yours, like mine, getting kind of battered and torn? Then this is the online website luggage to find any kind of luggage you wish. Looking for carryon or a personal bag? Perhaps you are in need of some new business luggage. And for every order over $50, they will give you free ground shipping. Backpacks and duffel bags are right up their alley too. Check out their inventory. Perhaps Swiss Army expandable bags with wheels is what you are looking for. They have a huge variety of bags and you are sure to find just what you need. They have been in business since l956 so you know they know their stuff.

Reno Hotels

Let's all go to Reno. You can have just as much fun in Reno as Las Vegas and stay in a gorgeous hotel. You have lots of fun gambling there too and it is so easy to get a great hotel at the lowest prices. Just get online or call the toll-free phone number of reno hotels. Just two quick steps and you have your reservation and you can print off your receipt too. They have a fabulous listing of hotels to choose from. Just fill in your check in and check out dates, and you can search by price or name of the hotel. Have some fun. Get that reservation made and go for it. You will be glad you did.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Shooting Victims Get Posthumous Degrees

Hundreds of students ran screaming from the lecture hall three months ago to escape a gunman who had opened fire inside at Dekalb, Illinois. On Saturday while much of the rest of the campus celebrated graduation, a somber Laurel Dubowski stood outside the building's glass doors. She said she was still very sad and devastated. Earlier Saturday, she had walked onto an auditorium stage to accept a posthumous degree for her daughter, Gayle Dubowski, one of five students killed in a geology class in the red bricked Cole Hall on February 14. Three of the five students shot dead received posthuous degrees on Saturday. Families of the other two said they would accept degrees later.


Gold is what is on the minds of everyone today. The price of gold is going up all the time. People are turning in all their gold jewelry and anything else they have for cash. So now is the time to buy gold for an excellent way to preserve your wealth. But where do you go to buy it, you may ask. All you need to do is go to the Internet and go to this online website gold where they are the experts in dealing in gold and other precious metals. They have been in business for a long time and have a very experienced staff that is ready to help you with your investment in gold. Not only that but they can advise you of where the safest places are to keep your gold. For centuries, gold has been acknowledged as a fine investment as a way to secure your wealth. Today's price increases prove that right on the news.

NAACP Picks President

Last Saturday, the NAACP chose 35 year old activist and former news executive, Ben Jealous, as its president. This made him the youngest leader in the 99 year history of the nation's largest civil rights organization. The 64 ember board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People met for eight hours before selecting Jealous in the early morning. He was formally introduced Saturday afternoon and will take over as president in September. Jealous said he thought it was a real affirmation that this organization is willing to invest in the future, to invest in the ideas and the leadership of the generation that is currently raising black children in this country.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Summer is almost here and soon it will be bathing suit time. Are you out of shape? Have you been a couch potatoe all winter? Well, now it is time to get in shape with elliptical. And now is the time to buy one when they have a special going. Now only are the prices cut but they are giving free shipping, a $120 value in itself. Our son-in-law bought a really nice one and our daughter says she gets on it every night after work. I tried it out and it really gives you a workout. Check out their website if you are looking for a good exercise machine.

Bay Area Cracks Down on Greenhouse Gas

Air pollution regulators in the San Francisco Bay area approved new rules Wednesday. They are imposing fees on businesses for emitting greenhouse gas. The Bay Area Quality Management District will chare companies 4.4 cents per ton of carbon dioxide they emit. Experts say the fees are the first of their kind in the United States. Has anyone ever thought we could be taxing companies right out of business in the United States with all the new regulations? That means closings and jobs lost and often to other countries.

Midwest Auto Recycling

Looking for a used engine or transmission for that car you drive to work? Here is the place to contact. Get online and go to midwest auto recycling. They have a huge inventory of transmissions and used engines. They have all been worked over thoroughly, and test driven to make sure they are ready to give you good use. Most engines even have a 12 month warranty. Not only that but all engine and transmission miles are CARFAX verified. You can go online and search their parts inventory for what you are looking for. They also have testimonials of happy customers there for you to check out and you can check their warranty policies right there online. Their inventory changes rapidly so if they don't have what you need today, keep checking with them on their toll-free number or feel free to email them. Check out their listing of used engines and transmissions. I think you may be surprised to find how many they have on hand.

Student Loan Lenders Obtain a Break

Student loan companies have been squeezed by the nation's credit crisis. But they are getting help from the federal government. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings told lenders in a letter, that the government will purchase some of the loans the companies make. In that way, the lenders will have more money to use in issuing new loans. She said a lot of lenders do not have access to funds at a cost that justifies originating new loans. Their plan is designed to provide viability in the marketplace for lenders who step up and make loans in this difficult environment.

Barnes & Noble

A potential combination of Borders Group Inc. and rival bookseller, Barnes & Noble Inc. would face numerous obstacles. Analysts predicted on Wednesday they would face the challenge of reducing a long list of overlapping stores to antitrust concerns from regulators. The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the situation, said Barnes & Noble had assembled a team to study the possibility of acquiring Borders. It seems like today companies are buying up other companies left and right. I like to buy books at Barnes & Noble. I would hate to see our store close due to this if it comes to pass.

Triple R Diesel

Thirty-seven years ago, a man named Raul Mendez dreamed about a business such as Triple R Diesel where he could have his own business and his own truck. He worked hard to make this dream come true and he did it. Along with his sons, he has produced an honest hardworking business that employs many people and fulfilled his dream. He began with just one truck, then another and another until now he has 85 trucks in his fleet. He gives his customers and companies the fine service they expect and deserve. He and his family are a perfect example of what you can do with hard work and honesty to fulfill the American dream. He is well respected and passes that respect on to his customers. He has a family to be proud of, as well as, his business. He has even helped other truckers get their own trucks and start their own businesses. He believes in himself and that is what makes him a fine man.

Hormel Foods Profits Rise

Hormel Foods said their second quarter profits rose 14 percent. This was helped by falling pork prices and strong Spam sales. Because the first half of the year shaped up stronger than it had expected, Hormel said it was sticking by its full year guidance despite rising energy expenses. Hormel plans to cut turkey production by 5 percent because of energy and feed costs. They have been raising prices but it has ben hard to keep up with feed and fuel costs.

Heart Association Recomends Monitors

Everyone with high blood pressure should own a home monitor and do regular pressure checks. The American Heart Association and other groups urged Thursday in an unprecedented endorsement of a medical device for consumers. There are approximately 72 million Americans with high blood pressure right now. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and death. If you have it checked a few times a year in a doctor's office or at the drugstore, it isn't enough to keep tabs on it. The latest advice is regular home monitoring which is more accurate.


What do you do if you cannot speak English and want to make reservations for hotels and flights for your next trip. Everything seems to be in English, not Spanish. But now there is an online websiteHoteles on the Internet that is just for you and it is in Spanish. They will make your reservations for a large variety of hotels in many cities and countries. The hard part is up to you to decide where and when you want to go. Just give them the departure dates and when you wish to arrive back home and they will do the rest. They can arrange your reservations for flight, hotel, rental car and more. You can reach them at a toll-free number where you will be greeted by a representative speaking your language. Perhaps you have been wanting to make an ATRAK trip. They can arrange that also. Look them up and see all they have to offer you.

Beirut, Lebanon Talks Bog Down

The talks between rival Lebanese factions teetered near collapse on Monday. At that time, the Arab League mediators in Qatar pressed the parties to resolve the political strife that erupted into violence. This had pushed the country to the brink of civil war.The two sides are trying to negotiate a unity government under a deal that ended the fighting last week. A new parliamentary election law meant to ease 18 months of political deadlock and prevent more violence took effect. Clashes between pro-government groups and the Hezbollah-led opposition have killed at least 67 people.

South Africa - 22 Die in Fighting

In Reiger Park, South Africa, clashes among the poor have killed 22 people. This underscored frustration with the government's failure to deliver enough jobs, housing and schools. How sad. Police brought in reinforcements as violence hopped from slum to slum. Most of the victims have been immigrants from Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa. We so often forget to be thankful for all we have here in the United States.

Baby Products

The couple has just found out that they are going to have a baby. It is going to make for a lot of changes around the home and in their lives. If they are brand new parents, they are full of questions and looking for many answers to those questions. Now thiis online website baby products has compiled the reviews of over 120,000 real parents. They can go online to message boards and chat rooms and discuss those questions with real live people who have been through the experience of having children. They have so much information on baby products, baby furniture, even baby doctors. This website covers 5,000 neighborhoods from New York to Los Angeles and all the big cities inbetween. Find out where to buy the best and safest crib for your baby. Perhaps you are looking for a diaper service. There are so many questions, but you can find the answer here.

38 Charged in Global Scam Network

You just cannot be careful enough. Thirty eight people were charged on Monday with stealing names, Social Security numbers,, credit card data and other personal information from unsuspecting Internet users as part of a global crime ring. These were Romanian based phishing scams sought to rip off thousands of consumers and also hundreds of financial institutions. This is accordiing to indictments unsealed in Los Angeles and New Haven, Connecticut. Phishing typically involves sending fraudulent e-mails that include links directing recipients to fake Web sites where they are asked to input sensitive data. I think I am smarter than to be taken in on something like that, are you?

Baseball Bat's Maker Sued

The family of a boy who suffered brain damage after he was struck by a line drive off an aluminum baseball bat has sued the bat's maker and others. They say the bat makers should have known it was dangerous. Steven Domalewski was 12 when he was struck in 2006. His family filed the lawsuit in state Superior Court. It names Hillerich & Bradsby Co., maker of the 31 inch, 19 ounce Louisville Slugger TPX Platinum bat.

Home Medical

If you are looking for a good place to get a variety of medical supplies, you have come to the right place. This online website home medical has everything. They have been in business since l996 and in l998 they expanded even farther by adding supplies for babies and expectant mothers. Their site has blogs for you to read and product guides. You can shop by category or by medical condition. They offer over 55,000 products in 50 categories. They have added exercise equipment and Outdoor Gear as well. Their Free Allegro eCatalog is very popular and offers specials and discounts too. Whether you are looking to fill a first aid kit, or something more serious as a blood pressure monitor or heart monitor - they have them. Diabetic supplies are very popular and their Auto re-order is just the thing if you need something on a regular basis. Check them out for anything and everything you need.

90th Birthday Today

My good friend, Rose is 90 today. She is not in the best of health anymore. I am sad to say that. I hope she is able to enjoy the day. So any people know her. They are having an Open House in town and we are going. It will be this afternoon. I haven't seen her for about a month because she has been in another town. Her memory is failing too. She has had a Beauty Shop in town since 1948 so many people know her.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Apples, Oranges and Bananas

Don't you just love going by the cookie jar and getting a couple of good chocolate chip cookies? How about the candy dish full of little candy bars or Hershey kisses. My husband loves York mints but eats only one at night after supper. But the last 6 months we have purchased a great number of Figi apples and bananas and try to have them on hand all the time. That way when we are tempted to nibble on something sweet, we can have half an apple at a time and it is so good for you. And bananas are so good on cereal in the morning. Oranges are good anytime too.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Computer Chairs

I didn't know there were so many kinds of computer chairs. But Saturday I went looking for one. I tried out a lot of different kinds and brands. Some are wire mesh. I didn't like those. Some are very nice and soft and some don't have a good back rest. We tried alot of them and found the one I wanted. I am sure happy to have a new comfortable soft chair to sit on now.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Gunman Shoots Three Outside a Church

It is getting so you never know when someone is going to pull a gun and start shooting. This man shot at his ex-wife and two bystanders outside the church wounding all three of them. People were screaming and running every which way. It was pretty scary. They were having a church festival Saturday and were setting up outside the church.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Family Fun

We have had a lot of fun this weekend. Our grandson graduation reception was held yesterday. There was a big crowd and good food. It was neat to see everyone. Went shopping for a new computer chair while there. Then today we got together with many relatives and a niece we hadn't seen in maybe 48 years. She looks so much like her mother and she was a child when she moved away. So she didn't realize after her folks died that she had all kinds of relatives in this State. She flew in and we had a great afternoon of visiting, eating and taking pictures.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Balance Shoes

Got a new pair of New Balance shoes last night. Had a $15 off coupon which really helps when the shoes cost $100. They last me about a year or close to it, though. We got gas in that town too for about 8 cents a gallon cheaper than at home. But it doesn't really save you a whole lot. We will be burning quite a bit today and tomorrow and next week. So might as well save where we can.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Dead Sea Scrolls

One of the most important Dead Sea scrolls is going on display in Jerusalem this week. It has been more than four decades since it was last seen by the public. It is a 24 foot scroll with the text of the Bible's Book of Isaiah and has been in a dark, temperature-controlled room at the Israel Museum from 1967. It went on display two years earlier but curators replaced it with a facsimile after noticing new cracks in the calfskin parchment. That was when the museum decided to put the scroll back on show for three months as part of Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations. The manuscript is priceless and was written by a Judean scribe around 120 B.C.. It was in a long glass case last Tuesday, its neat rows of Hebrew letters distinct and legible. President Bush, visiting Israel this week for the anniversary celebration, was one of the first to view it. We visited Israel 9 years ago and saw part of the deal sea scrolls in a museum in Jerusalem and our guide was able to read the Hebrew to us from it. It is very interesting.

Travel Guides

No matter where in the world you are thinking of traveling, this is the best website to find travel guides. They have all the latest information on hotels and a huge list of cities and countries to visit. They can get you vacation deals and perhaps you are looking for a cruise. They have them too. They can take care of you from your flight to your destination. And once you are there, they can get your hotel reservation for you, and see what you would like to do while you are there. Just check out the most popular places to travel and it is easy to just check off the list of things you are interested in, right on their website, such as flights, cruises, hotels and vacation packages and let them assist you in the best trip you have ever taken. Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter while you are visiting their site too.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


We took my husbands sport jackets and one dress suit to the cleaners. It is very handy as we take then to the local grocery store. The cleaners from 30 miles away pick them up and return them a week later. It is sure handy in a small town. We have had about three cleaners during the years we have lived here and they have all gone out of business. It isn't too often now days you need something cleaned but it sure is handy when you do.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

China Earthquake

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed by a major earthquake in China. It wasn't far from Beijing. I can't imagine how those people are going to cope with all the bodies. There have been so many major castrophys lately. So many killer tornadoes and the big Cyclone that hit overseas and killed thousands. Bodies floating in the water. Disease is bound to be terrible there and everywhere that you have so many people dead. Times are changing and I think it is nearing the end of the age and life as we know it now.

Monday, May 12, 2008


It is the season of graduations. One grandson just graduated from college. Another graduates from High School and his reception is Saturday. Another grandson is graduating from 8th grade Christian School and his party is next Thursday. We are going to be busy this weekend and next. Also have a cousin flying in from California for a family get-together on Sunday. Good food will be had at everything so will really have to watch it and not overeat.

Best Acne Treatment

If you have never had acne then you can't appreciate all the trouble and heartache that people go through that do have it. Now there is an all-in-one, permanent and natural acne treatment available. What a blessing. All you need to do is get on the Internet and go to this online website for the best acne treatment available today. It will help to heal and also to prevent breakouts. Look into this site and see how reasonably priced it is for both teenagers and adults suffering from acne.

Quick Supper

Had a quick supper tonight. Golden brown hash browns, fried eggs and mixed vegetables. Toast, butter and jelly rounded out the meal. Then a dish of sliced peaches for dessert. Wash it all down with good cold milk and there you have it. Had some fresh winter green onions from the neighbor. They are so good and so mild.


A great many people are really scared to go to the dentist. I used to be as a child because we had a very mean dentist. But later in life I met some really great dentists that make you feel at ease and don't hurt you all the time. The dentists I go to now are some of the very best. I don't mind one bit going and this week I get my teeth cleaned so I will be there again.

Blancpain Watches

This company has been in business since l735. Now that is a long time and that is what makes them so special. They only deal in deluxe jewelry. Fine watches are one of the best pieces of deluxe jewelry you can buy for yourself or others. In all those years, they have never made a quartz watch. Now days it seems you see so many of those. But it makes you feel good to have a beautiful gold watch on your arm that you know was made by a fine watchmaker. That is the only kind they deal in. Want to find a dealer close to you so that you can go there and pick out the one you want? Well they have made it easy for you on their website blancpain watches and do a Dealer Location search. Not only that but they have a toll-free phone number you can reach them at directly. You can even get on the Live Chat there. You are able to see all the brands of beautiful watches for both men and women. The photos are very clear and give you a good description of each watch. They have a huge list of fine brands to choose from also. If you are allergic to gold, as some people are, they also have beautiful watches in stainless steel with leather watchbands. That would be the watch of choice for my husband who is allergic to gold. But I would have no problem choosing him a fine watch at this website.

Tulips, Hyacinths, Violets

We have a nice bed of yellow peony tulips up again this year. They are special because they are full like a peony and they have more than one stem so they have as man as 4 flowers per plant. They, like the hyacinths come up first every year and lend some color to the flower garden early. There are some wild violets that planted themselves and they are multiplying too and they are just beautiful.

BBC Television

We watch the BBC quite often. They have good dramas on there. Last night we watched "Wire in the Blood", where a psychiatrist helps the police solve crimes. It is very interesting. I am interested in any kind of Police drama. It sure takes all kinds of people to make up the world. "Waking the Dead" is another good one where they solve cold cases.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Top Cops

Now here a great program that goes to all kinds of different cities in the United States. We even see them in a town about 120 miles from here. They chase down robbers and drunk drivers. They catch so many people with drugs in their cars. And they settle domestic disputes as best they can. Usually one of the people goes to jail overnight. I would think the cops would get frustrated taking people to jail, only to have them let out the next morning and they start all over again.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Law and Order

Here are more of my favorite programs. There are three different Law and Order programs and I love them all. I think my favorite though is Law and Order SVU (special victims unit). I love Merissa Hargetay. Her mother was a great actress and killed in a car accident when she was very young. Her dad was famous muscle man. I know I didn't spell her last name right but you probably know who I mean. She is a great actress and really makes the program. As you can tell, I sure enjoy them.


I just love to read books and I have found a great website books that has a huge selection of books. Many of them are up to 50% off on best sellers. They have the latest Barbara Walters book that I have been hearing so much about the last few days on the news. I think it will be an exciting read. No matter what kind of books you like to read, cooking, mystery, non fiction, religion and so many more. You can get books to read to your children or for your children to read too.

Burial Policy

You cannot start too early planning for the cost of your burial. I know it may sound a little morbid to you, but it is a fact of life. If you have a family you don't want them to have to pay the expense, that is why it is a great idea to get a burial policy. If you check into this company you will find you can get up to $50,000 in burial and funeral insurance for just $1 for the first month. Just fill out the quick and easy form on their website and they will send you the information. Take a minute and do it. It is free to get the information sent to you and you are under no obligation.

C S I is My Favorite TV Program

I just love CSI. I tape it so I won't miss an episode. Now in today's paper, I saw that one of my favorite stars on there got picked up for serious drugs. I sure hate to see something like that. They are so talented and I don't see how they can get into drugs and still learn all their parts and act so well in them. I really hope he straightens up his life because he has a major part in the show.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kobe Bryant Wins 1st Most Valuable Player Award

Finally, an MVP award for Kobe Bryant. Regarded as the NBA's best player for several years but never its most valuable, Kobe earned the honor at last on Tuesday after leading the L.A. Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference. He called the award a blessing and an honor and emphasized that he wants another trophy this year. "It's Hollywood, it's a movie script. The perfect ending would be for us to hold a championship trophy at the end of it," Bryant said. He said it wasn't an award he could have won on his own. He can't thank his teammates enough, club officials, his wife and two daughters. The Lakers try to take a 2-0 lead against Utah in their conference semifinal tonight. Bryant will receive the MVP trophy from commissioner David Stern before the game.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Farm Credit Services Quarterly Earnings Up

Farm Credit Services of America reported Friday that its earnings in the first quarter ended March 31 rose to $49.1 million, a 16 percent increase compared to $42.5 million in the first quarter of 2007. Loan volume for the Omaha based lender to agriculture increased by $734 million from year-end to $12.9 billion on March 31. The rise in the bank's net income came from an increase in net interest income. That was partially offset by an increase in non-interest expense and tax expense. Farm Credit Services of America has more than 72,000 borrowers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming and assets of $13.5 billion.


All flower arrangements are not equal. Some are so much more outstanding than others. If you want to get the best design in flowers and at the least cost, then check into this online website flowers for absolutely beautiful arrangements. These are not your ordinary bouquets but are designed to show off each flower for your enjoyment or the one to whom you send or give the flowers. Their European styles are more sophisticated as often you have seen bouquets that look like they just grabbed a bunch of various varieties and put them in a vase. The photos on their website show their talent in designing the most beautiful of bouquets. All their flowers come fresh from the farm at a price you can afford. The Roses and Peruvian Lilies bouquet is outstanding. Check out their website and see if you can choose between all the lovely choices. They also have a favorite flower contest that would be fun to enter. Read all about it at their site.

Shiite Clerics Divided Over Crackdown

Shiite clerics offered sharply different visions Friday in the showdown between government forces and Shiite militias, one predicting that armed groups will be crushed in Baghdad and another calling for the prime minister to be prosecuted for crimes against his people. The contrasting views given during weekly sermons, showed the complexities and risks in the five week old crackdown on Shiite militia factions. The clashes have brought deep rifts among Iraq's Shiite majority. Iraqi and U.S. forces are pressing deeper into Sadr City, a slum of 2.5 million people that serves as the Mahdi Army's base in Baghdad.

Sanctions Urged for Withholdiing Evidence

A district attorney whose office leads the nation in wrongful convictions overturned by DNA testing says prosecutors who intentionally withhold evidence from the defense should face criminal charges or other harsh sanctions. I totally agree. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he's considering a campaign to mandate disbarment of any prosecutor who doesn't reveal evidence that could help a defendant. The worst offenders might deserve prison time, he said. Since 2001, DNA tests have formally exonerated 31 people in Texas, 17 of them in Dallas County, both figures the highest in the U.S. The state has paid compensation in 45 wrongful conviction cases. At least 22 of them involved prosecutors withholding evidence from the defense, including 19 from the infamous drug case in the Panhandle town of Tulia that were based on the work of a discredited undercover investigator. The other three were in Dallas County.

Mexico Vacation

Where are you going on your next vacation? You know it is Spring, although it doesn't feel like it at times, and Summer is close behind and we will all want to take our vacation. For an exotic vacation, spoil yourself and visit the Mexican Riviera Maya. There are 5 beautiful hotels located there at Mexico Vacation, each with their own white sand beach. Also each of them has a different concept. One caters to the gourmet with out of this world foods and homemade breads, Hot tubs and hammocks, swim-up rooms with ocean views. Another caters more to families and has activities for the children and many family friendly amenities. Are you into au-natural? There is a specific hotel for you where you can indulge in an all-inclusive nudist resort. Plush robes and 24 hour room service for private dining are just a few of the treats in store for you. You can dress up to go to the restaurants close by for dinner and then return to your swim-up room. And for the stressed out people, there is a hotel just for you with spas, and special treatment to make you relax and forget your troubles, work, stresses for your vacation. Check into their website and see all they have to offer you.

New Mexico Wildfire Burns Nearly 60 Homes

Firefighters worked in cooler, calmer weather on Saturday to clear lines around a blaze that has burned nearly 60 homes and more than 20 square miles in the mountains of central New Mexico. The authorities were able to confirm that 50 homes burned Wednesday in a fire caused by humans in the Manzano Mountains, southeast of Albuquerque. Nine homes burned earlier. The 50 homes, most in an area called Sherwood Forest, west of the community of Toreon, went up Wednesday after the fire jumped containment lines. The total was conducted Friday and Saturday when the ashes from the 13,790 acre fire had cooled enough to allow authorities in.

Experimental Treatment Restores Some Vision

Scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to dramatically improve sight in people with a rare form of blindness. Experts called this a major advance for the experimental technique. Some vision was restored in four of the six young people who got the treatment. Two of the volunteers who could only see hand motions were able to read a few lines of an eye chart within weeks.It is a phenomenal breakthrough and if successful in larger numbers, the technique has the potential to reverse blindness from other kinds of inherited eye diseases. "It is incredibly exciting" said Dr. Jean Bennett, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania."It is the beginning of a whole new phase of studies." I think this is a great development, don't you?

Covered Calls

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Hugo Chavez May Expropriate Steel Maker

President Hugo Chavez is threatening to expropriate Venezuela's largest steel maker because he says shareholders are demanding excessive compensation for the company's nationalization. Chavez dismissed a request made by Sidor's parent company, Luxembourg based Ternium SA for $4 billion in exchange for a 60 percent stake in the steel maker. Chavez ordered Sidor nationalized earlier this month, taking sides with workers who fought for improved salaries and benefits. His government is still negotiating the price it will pay to shareholders to take over the company. Chevez says he may expropriate the company outright if the two sides fail to reach an agreement.

China Sentences 30 People Over Tibet Riots

Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet. The punishments were the first to be meted out by a Chinese court against Tibetans accused of taking part in a frenzy of assaults, burning, looting and vandalism mainly targeting Han Chinese and their businesses in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and nearby areas March 14 - 16. The violence and subsequent government crackdown drew worldwide attention to China's human rights record and its rule in Tibet ahead of the Beijing Olympics. Celebrations marking 100 days to the start of the games will take place today. The sentences were announced during two sessions of a one day trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Lhasa, the official Zinhua News Agency reported.


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Microsoft Withdraws Bid for Yahoo

Microsoft Corp. has withdrawn its $42.3 billion bid to buy Yahoo Inc., scrapping an attempt to snap up the tarnished Internet icon in hopes of toppling online search and advertising leader Google Inc. The decision to walk away from the deal came Saturday after a last ditch effort to negotiate a mutually acceptable sale price proved unsuccessful. Microsoft was willing to pay $47.5 billion or $33 per share, up from the bid's current value of $29.40 per share. But Yahoo's board demanded at least $53 billion, or $37 per share.

Teen Charged With Killing Family

What is happening in the world? Almost every day you hear of a family member killing their whole family. A teenager who had recently moved back home after breaking up with his live-in girlfriend is accused of gunning down and killing four family members, stunning friends and neighbors. Nathaniel Dickson, age 18, was arrested Saturday night at a home in Belton, South Carolina, about 20 miles from where the bodies of his father, stepmother, stepsister and younger brother were found. Those who knew Dickson grappled with how the quiet teen who loved video games and sports now was charged with four counts of murder. Melissa Funk's 16 year old son, Robbie, was good friends with Nathaniel and the youngest victim. She said it was not what she had known him to be. Everyone is shocked.

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Boat Sinks in Amazon

A boat with 100 people aboard sank in the Brazilian Amazon on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and leaving dozens missing. The Comandante Sales capsized before sinking swiftly on the Solimoes river, one of the largest branches of the Amazon. The vessel was carrying passengers we were returning from a party near the jungle city of Manaus. The bodies of 10 women and two men were recovered and several dozen people were unaccounted for. It just goes to show you that you better be ready to meet God at any moment because your next breath could be your last. There are no guarantees of tomorrow.

Goats - Five Kids Birth is a Surprise

Here is a good human interest story. Ralph Burge had to count three times to believe what he was seeing. His nanny goat, Honeybear, had given birth to five baby goats, or kids. He said he had never seen anything like it. Honeybear's previous litter was a more usual three kids. Scientists said Burge was right to be amazed. That a goat can have up to six or seven kids at a time, but they rarely do. This only happens in one in 10,000 goat births. Not only that but Burge's have triplets of their own who are going to help take care of the little kids.

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Suspect Charged in Officer's Slaying

One suspect was charged and a second one was being sought Sunday in the killing of a police officer who was shot with an assault rifle while investigating a report of bank robbery in Philadephia. Levon Warner, age 38, was charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy and related offenses. A second man, Eric Floyd, age 33, is believed to have escaped from a halfway house in Berks County. He is being sought on a homicide charge. A third man, Howard Cain, age 33 was killed by police. The dead officer was a 12 year veteran who would have turned 40 today. He was responding to a report of a robbery of a bank inside a grocery store.

Man Kills Mother With Hatchet

An Iowa man has been convicted of killing his mother with a hatchet. Can you imagine that? I can't. He will spend life in prison for first degree murder of his mother in her home in January. He was also convicted of kidnapping her husband and locking him in the basement before the slaying. It didn't take the jury long to reach a verdict on this one. How horrible!!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Continental Airlines Will Not Seek Merger

Continental Airlines Inc. said Sunday it would not pursue a combination of another carrier right away. This was a surprising move after weeks of growing speculation that it would join with United Airlines to create the world's biggest airline. In a message to employees, Continental Chairman and Chief Executive Lawrence Kellner said that the Houston based airline was better off alone than merging. He feels they have significant cultural, operational and financial strengths compared to the rest of the industry. They want to protect and enhance those strengths, which they believe would be placed at risk in a merger with another carrier in today's environment. Even though it reported an $80 million loss in the first quarter, Continental is widely viewed as the second strongest U.S. carrier in financial terms, behind only Southwest Airlines Co., which indicated it isn't interest in a merger.

Africa - Envoy Urges Toucher Stance

The top U.S. envoy for Africa urged the international community to take a tougher stance against Zimbabwe's longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's electoral commission said it was getting closer to releasing the results of the presidential vote one month after the election. The most immediate priority was to halt increasing violence against opposition supporters, an apparent attempt to intimidate people ahead of a possible election runoff.

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Banking Official Chosen for Haiti Post

According to Haitian radio, President Rene Preval has picked an international banking official to be the troubled country's next prime minister. Inter-American Development Bank senior official Ericq Pierre will succeed ousted Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis. The appointment of Pierre as the country's no. 2 politician must be approved by Haiti's Parliament though. It was not immediately know when lawmakers would take up the nomination. During riots over food shortages, at least seven people died earlier this month and this is what cost Alexis his job. Haitian lawmakers fired the prime minister for failing to boost food production.

Oil Refinery Strike

Hundreds of workers at Scotland's only oil refinery began a 48 hour strike that has forced BPPLC to shut a pipeline system that delivers almost a third of Britain's North Sea oil. It had completed the closure of the Forties Pipeline System, when 1200 workers at the Grangemouth refinery in central Scotland walked off the job. The pipeline brings in 700,000 barrels of oil a day from the North Sea to BP's Kinneil plant, which is powered from the Grangemouth site. The strike which is over pension issues, could cost $100 million a day in lost production.The government urged motorists not to hoard fuel because then there would not be enough to go around. There seems to be oil problems everywhere, doesn't there?

Moderate earthquake Hits Mexico City

A moderate earthquake has rattled Mexico, but no major injuries of damages have been reported. The quake was given a preliminary magnitude of 5.8. It was centered 96 miles north of Acapulco.This quake caused office buildings to sway and sent many frightened residents into the streets of the capital, Mexico City. Helicopters immediately clattered overhead searching for damage.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Truck Packed With People Crashes - 4 dead

A truck jammed with as many as 60 illegal immigrants crashed and rolled in a remote part of central Arizona on Sunday morning, killing four and injuring many. The truck was carrying possibly 50 to 60 people, man of whom ran into the desert. The driver is believed to be among them. Investigators believe the people on board were illegal immigrants. Four men were pronounced dead at the scene, while 27 survivors were taken to hospitals. Speed and possible alcohol are believed to be factors in the 5:30 a.m. crash near the town of Arizona City, about 60 miles south of Phoenix.