Archive for December, 2007

9-year-old asks Chelsea a question – I don’t talk to the press and that applies to you

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Date: December 31st, 2007

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VINTON, Iowa – It’s one thing for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign to turn down interview requests for the candidate’s daughter, Chelsea. But can’t a 9-year-old reporter catch a break?
Sydney Rieckhoff, a Cedar Rapids fourth grader and “kid reporter” for Scholastic News, has posed questions to seven Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls as they’ve campaigned across Iowa this year. “I’m sorry, I don’t talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Beyonce Bares All – To promote her new clothing line

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Date: December 31st, 2007

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LOS ANGELES — Beyonce Knowles, the “Dreamgirls” diva, has apparently stripped down to nothing but a pair of skin-tight jeans to promote her new clothing line, House of Dereon.
“Her clothing line is all about curves and comfort,” an insider told us. “And Beyonce knows how to bring that out.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Rowling May Write Eighth Harry Potter Book

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Date: December 31st, 2007

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UK – Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has strongly hinted for the first time that she could write an eighth book in the series.
Rowling, 42, admits she has ‘weak moments’ when she feels she will pen another novel about the boy wizard.
One of her biggest fans – her 14-year-old daughter Jessica – has already put pressure on her to revisit the character. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Personal Data Theft Reaches Unprecedented Levels

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Date: December 31st, 2007

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BOSTON MA — The loss or theft of personal data such as credit card and Social Security numbers soared to unprecedented levels in 2007, and the trend isn’t expected to turn around anytime soon as hackers stay a step ahead of security and laptops disappear with sensitive information. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Bedbug epidemic attacks New York City

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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New York City – A bedbug epidemic has exploded in every corner of New York City – striking even upper East Side luxury apartments owned by Gov. Spitzer’s father, the Daily News has learned.
The blood-sucking nocturnal creatures have infested a Park Ave. penthouse, an artist’s colony in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a $25 million Central Park West duplex and a theater on Broadway, according to victims, exterminators and elected officials.
Once linked to flophouses and fleabags, bedbug outbreaks victimize the rich and poor alike and are spreading panic in some of the city’s hottest neighborhoods. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Infection Hits a California Prison Hard – Epidemic: more than 5,500 cases reported, 33 deaths

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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COALINGA, California — When any of the 5,300 inmates at Pleasant Valley State Prison begin coughing and running a fever, doctors do not think flu, bronchitis or even the common cold.
They think valley fever; and, more often than they would like, they are right.
In the past three years, more than 900 inmates at the prison have contracted the fever, a fungal infection that has been both widespread and lethal. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

13-year-old girl missing since July alive living with 34-year-old boyfriend

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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A 13-year-old girl who had been missing from her Detroit home since July has been found alive and safe, and living with her 34-year-old “boyfriend,” MyFoxDetroit reported Friday.
Neshay Hawkins had just completed the sixth grade and turned 13 when she stormed out of her family’s home after being scolded for making long-distance phone calls in July. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Man keeps a year’s worth of garbage – Now wants to donate it to an artist

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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California – A 35-year-old Berkeley catering company owner, is in the 12th month of saving all his trash.
The project started out as an experiment – to see just how much waste one person generates in a year (in Derfel’s case, about 96 cubic feet). But as the months rolled by and Derfel’s refuse overflowed from his kitchen pantry and into bins in the living room, the project grew from novelty into an environmental statement, a source of much discussion and debate, and a three-dimensional diary of Derfel’s consumption habits (not to mention a source of many, many jokes).
Sometime soon, Derfel hopes to transfer custody of the detritus to an artist who will use it to create a piece about the way Americans deal with their castoffs. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Baggy jeans at mall send family to jail

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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WELLINGTON, Florida — Six members of a family were arrested at The Mall at Wellington Green in an incident that began benignly enough over a pair of droopy jeans but ended like a chaotic scene out of the Cops TV show. An estimated 20 deputies, two canine units and a police helicopter swarmed the area surrounding the mall’s food court, shutting down roads, all to arrest a 52-year-old man, his 50-year-old wife and four other relatives, ages 16 to 20, Thursday evening. “His pants were down below his butt. No one goes to the mall and wants to see the crack of someone’s butt.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Discount Cigarettes – Dollar-a-pack cigarette-tax increase meets with approval and outrage

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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Maryland – Smokers in Maryland will have to pay an extra buck to light up Tuesday when a $2 cigarette tax goes into effect statewide.The $1-a-pack increase – passed into law last month during a special session of the Maryland General Assembly – means Maryland has, with five other states, the fourth-highest cigarette tax in the nation, according to data from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Maine and Michigan also have $2-a-pack levies. Full Story

Discount Cigarettes – Dollar-a-pack cigarette-tax increase meets with approval and outrage

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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Maryland – Smokers in Maryland will have to pay an extra buck to light up Tuesday when a $2 cigarette tax goes into effect statewide.The $1-a-pack increase – passed into law last month during a special session of the Maryland General Assembly – means Maryland has, with five other states, the fourth-highest cigarette tax in the nation, according to data from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Maine and Michigan also have $2-a-pack levies. Full Story

Surgeon Shortage – It no longer pays to be a surgeon

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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Florida – Across the country, doctors in surgeon Brock’s specialty, thoracic surgery, are leaving the field. Medicare payments for bypass surgeries have dropped 54 percent since 1989. The number of bypass surgeries performed has also dropped, replaced by less-invasive angioplasties and stents.
Brock, 55, said his take-home pay had fallen from $380,000 in the early 1980s to about $80,000. His malpractice insurance cost $70,000 a year, while he was being paid only $1,500 per bypass operation. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

2 Loaded Guns Found In Luggage At Airport

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – A man was arrested Saturday night after he tried to board a plane at Honolulu’s airport to the Mainland with two fully-loaded guns.
The State Sheriff’s Office said Christopher Hollie had hidden the semi-automatics in his luggage and refused to tell officers why.
KITV’s Denby Fawcett reported that the Sheriffs’ Office said this was a very unusual incident, and that it’s extremely rare for them to arrest a passenger trying to fly out of Hawaii with loaded guns hidden in his or her luggage. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Way to go Sea World! – Free admission to SeaWorld extended for U.S. military

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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SAN DIEGO, California – A program that offers service members and their families free admission to SeaWorld and other “Worlds of Discovery” theme parks has been extended through 2008, SeaWorld officials said.
The program, titled “Here’s to the Heroes,” provides a free single-day pass to active-duty troops and up to three of their immediate family members. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising

Robber leaves note: Sorry, wrong house – But kept stuff he stole

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Date: December 30th, 2007

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FORREST CITY, Arkansas – A robber made off with a bundle of Christmas gifts and other items, but apparently had a moment of guilt. Police say Joyce Williams found her home burglarized and a note on a mirror saying, “Sorry, wrong house.”
Williams told police the robber made off with a jar of quarters and half dollars, a cellular phone and numerous Christmas gifts. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty Nutty News Advertising