Thursday, January 17, 2008
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Morning Folks!!! It looks like the economy is dominating the headlines this morning....Some say we are headed towards a recession. The Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, will be in the hot seat on the Hill today and will hopefully offer a quick fix....

The Presidential hopefuls are pounding the pavement in Nevada and South Carolina, while Rudy remains in Florida...All eyes are on his strategy, will it pay off?

AND O.J. is out!!! Stay tuned for the next chapter in that drama...PLUS scientists are saying they can NOW translate a dog's bark....So grab some "bark...bark" a.k.a. "hot...coffee" and take a look at today's headlines....






Navy copter crash kills three in Texas
Rescue crews found the bodies of three crew members about 2:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. ET) Thursday, said Ed Mackley, public affairs officer for the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command.

An Economy's Mixed Message on Suffering...
A wide range of data from the government, private corporations and independent analysts paint a picture of a nation that is already in recession in some states and industries, while much of the nation and big parts of the economy have suffered little.

Bernanke Is Said to Support Stimulus Measures...
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, has told lawmakers that he can support tax cuts or spending measures to stimulate the economy, even if they increase the budget deficit, provided the measures are quick and temporary.

FDA to declare cold medicines too risky for babies, toddlers...
Parents should not give sniffling babies and toddlers over-the-counter cough and cold medicines--they're too risky for tots so small, the government will declare Thursday.

Ex-lawmaker charged in terror conspiracy...
A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted on charges of working for an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

FBI: Marine suspect talked of fleeing...
A Marine suspected of killing a pregnant comrade told friends he would flee to Mexico to avoid being convicted of raping her, and investigators said Wednesday they are working with Mexican authorities to track him down.





The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination heads west Saturday with caucuses in Nevada, where unions and a large Hispanic population are heavily expected to influence the results.

Americans revved up--and ready to vote...
Turnout in the opening Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary this month smashed records. By 2-1, those surveyed in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll say they're more enthusiastic than usual about voting this year.

McCain Parries a Reprise of '00 Smear Tactics...
Volunteers making telephone calls for Senator John McCain in South Carolina last weekend noticed something odd: Four people contacted said in remarkably similar language that they opposed Mr. McCain for president because of his 1980 divorce from his first wife, Carol, who raised the couple's three children while Mr. McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Republicans ponder deadlocked convention...
The Republican presidential race is so unsettled that some party officials are openly talking of a scenario that seemed almost unthinkable until now: the first contested GOP convention in 60 years.

Giuliani tries for Hail Mary in Florida...
Republican Rudy Giuliani challenged political convention in shrugging off early primaries while staking his presidential candidacy on delegate-rich, later-voting states, a strategy that could be a colossal failure or a masterful calculation.

Democrats go deep to court Latino vote...
Hillary Rodham Clinton was sympathetic as, one after another, members of the audience discussed their unhappy dealings with shady home lenders.





O.J. Simpson released..
Former football star O.J. Simpson walked out of jail late Wednesday after posting $250,000 bail.

Cops search car, phones of tiger victims...
San Francisco police on Wednesday searched the cellphones and car of two brothers mauled by a zoo tiger on Christmas day, looking for evidence that they may have provoked the animal, which also killed a friend of the men.

Two Newport High girls, 14, held in beating of 13-year-old...
Two ninth-grade girls at Newport Harbor High have been arrested in connection with the beating of a girl from a nearby intermediate school, a video of which was posted online at MySpace.com and YouTube.com.






Universal health care plans stymied by federal law...
Many of the proposals require employers either to offer health coverage themselves or pay into a public fund to help cover the uninsured.

Town Told to Turn Over Land for Fence...
A federal judge ordered the Texas border city of Eagle Pass to turn over 233 acres temporarily to the federal government so it can build a fence to thwart illegal immigration.






Do more for Katrina victims...
A United Nations official who has toured parts of Louisiana and Mississippi devastated by Hurricane Katrina says the thousands of victims of the storm resemble poor people displaced by natural disasters in other parts of the world.






New tree species found in Madagascar...
A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, botanists said Thursday.

Scientists develop computer that can 'translate' a dog's bark...
What would a dog say if it could talk? "Stranger", "fight", "walk", "alone", "ball" and "play", according to scientists who have developed a computer programme to translate dog barks.

Abortions Hit Lowest Number Since 1976...
The number of abortions performed in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005 -- the lowest level since 1976, according to a new report.
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I'm totally done with all this OJ Simpson stuff... I can't even remember why he's famous!
It sounds like Laurean is turning out to be awfully creepy, first raping a woman and then murdering her and fleeing to Mexico. (It sounds like an episode of NCIS!)
On the topic of abortions, I'm glad to see the abortion rate is dropping. I wouldn't call myself "pro-life," but I really hope that number means more people are being responsible about sex and pregnancy--especially teenagers.

--Mari, MI
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