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Hoodia Gordonii Plus - Shocking Review

2008-08-09T07:45:18.266-07:00

Hoodia Gordonii Plus: Breakthrough of the Decade!! It’s a tiny plant that literally takes your appetite away. It makes you feel that you are full even though you’ve eaten only a little. This amazing discovery is spreading rapidly across the country and taking the consumer market by storm.

Hoodia Gordonii Plus is a small plant that grows only in the remote region of the Southern Kalahari Dessert. There the plants have been consumed for centuries by the indigenous San Bushmen to starve off their hunger during their long hunting trips.

Hoodia is approved by the Western Cape Conservation Authority of South Africa, and is certified to be 100% authentic. Therefore with Hoodia Gordonii Plus you can be assured of getting the real, organic Hoodia ingredient.

Many people who tried to keep to a diet or go to the gym every day will tell you that it is very hard. Very often you simply don't have enough free time to do exercising or prepare special foods that your diet prescribes. Fortunately, the recent scientific discovery makes it much simpler to reduce your dietary intake of energy without having iron will.

It was only discovered a few years ago, but it has already become extremely popular because of its appetite suppressant capabilities. Hoodia Gordonii Plus works by "fooling" your organism into thinking that it is already full so you are easily able to reduce your daily food consumption. Again, the organism will burn your fat deposits to get the energy it is missing and you lose weight as a result.

Hoodia Gordonii Plus is one more of nature’s many gifts to people in need. The most important thing for it to be effective is that it’s been kept simple and is natural.

To our knowledge, there are no known side effects to any of the ingredients in Hoodia Gordonii Plus. One important thing all of you’ll should keep in mind that without proper dieting (sensible food choices) and proper exercise routines, you cannot expect good results.




Allenna Ward Sent To Prison For Sex With Students

2008-02-19T12:22:07.577-08:00

Allenna Ward Sent To Prison For Sex With Students - Read Below

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Allenna Williams Ward Arrested For Having Sex With Multiple Students

CLINTON, S.C. (Crime Library ) — Unless you live under a rock, you have probably lost track of all the teacher/student sex scandals. Either these extracurricular activities have been commonplace and unnoticed until recent years, or they are quickly becoming an epidemic. Now, just as the Debra LaFave scandal is starting to slip from our minds, we have the arrest of another young teacher. Unfortunately, LaFave’s case seems to pale in comparison to this latest teacher-student scandal.

On the morning of February 22, a group of students from Bell Street Middle School approached the school’s principal, Maureen Tiller, and gave her a note that was allegedly written from their teacher, 23-year-old Allenna Williams Ward, to a seventh grade student. The students turned over the note because they felt it contained an inappropriate message. Tiller herself was concerned by the content of it and summoned Ward to her office.

Ward did not deny writing the note and admitted to exchanging several notes with the student that morning. Tiller immediately placed Ward on administrative leave and contacted Acting Superintendent Laura Koskela. An internal investigation was then launched at which time several students came forward with additional information and notes that were allegedly written by Ward. The decision was then made to involve the authorities.

Clinton Chief of Police John Thomas was one of the first officers to arrive at the school. Upon reviewing all of the evidence, Thomas contacted the State Law Enforcement Division, and a full investigation was launched.

On February 28, Thomas announced that Ward had been arrested and charged with 5 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree and six counts of a lewd act on a minor.

According to the arrest warrants, Ward, who is married, allegedly had multiple sexual encounters over the past three months with at least five students, who range in age from 14 to 15. The encounters allegedly took place at the school, at a hotel, in a park and behind a local eatery. Not all of the victims were students from Bell Street Middle School. Following her arrest, Ward refused to speak with police, and her attorney, Donald Hocker, is refusing to comment.

As news of her arrest spread throughout the community, the school board held an emergency meeting. Upon reviewing the evidence against her, the board voted 6-0 to fire Ward. Afterwards, they distributed a press release regarding her termination.

“…The District wishes to stress that, as a result of its investigation, Ms. Ward is no longer employed. Generally, the District and its schools focus on prevention. Specifically, the District screens potential hires through a State Law Enforcement Division background check; ensures students and staff are instructed on the policies, rules, and regulations of the District, which prohibit inappropriate behavior; provides students with copies of the student handbook; and employs active and supportive counselors who make themselves available to students who have concerns or problems.

“As a school community, we are shocked by the recent events involving Ms. Ward and the young people affected by her inappropriate actions. The District strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students. We are deeply saddened and appalled that one employee has caused such turmoil in our community.”

News From: http://jologs.colorspill.net/?p=304



Man-Eating Snakehead Fish Found In UK

2008-02-19T04:04:13.771-08:00

Man-Eating Snakehead Fish Found In UK - Read Below

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Meet Snakehead - or rather try not to meet him

Meet psycho fish who is deadlier than a piranha and is invading Britain.

The savage giant snakehead has been caught in Britain for the first time - sparking fears of a deadly invasion.

The fish, which has a mouth crammed with fearsome teeth, reportedly eats everything it comes across - including people.

It can 'crawl' on land and survive out of water for four days.

Adults can grow up to 3ft long and weigh 44lbs.

An Environment Agency source told The Sun: "The reaction was, 'Oh s***'. This is the ultimate invasive species - if it starts breeding here it's a disaster."

The fish - from south-east Asia - was found in the River Witham in Lincolnshire.

Angler Andy Alder who caught the fish told the newspaper: "It had a gob full of razor-sharp teeth. To be honest it looked terrifying."

News From: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=100114&in_page_id=34




Lindsay Lohan Poses Nude For New York Magazine

2008-02-18T11:50:34.292-08:00

Lindsay Lohan Poses Nude For New York Magazine - Read Below


Lindsay Lohan wearing nothing but a scarf for the New York Magazine cover.

(image) Lindsay Lohan is naked again, this time remaking the famous Marilyn Monroe nude photo shoot entitled "The Last Sitting" for the New York Magazine. Wearing nothing but a blond wig and covered by a pink scarf, the pop star is gracing the cover of the latest issue of the New York Magazine. The photo shoot, where Lindsay Lohan appears topless on all pictures, was done by famed photographer Bert Stern, who also shot Monroe’s "The Last Sitting" in 1962. Monroe was found dead from an apparent drugs overdose just six weeks after the famous shoot.

"I didn’t have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It’s really an honor," said the young pop star, who has always been a big fan of Monroe, Lohan even purchased an apartment where Marilyn once lived.

News From: http://www.ogpaper.com/news/news-01700.html




Oil Refinery Explosion in Big Spring, Texas

2008-02-18T10:18:06.273-08:00

Oil Refinery Explosion in Big Spring, Texas - Read Below

(image) (image) BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) - An explosion rocked an oil refinery Monday in a violent blast that shook buildings miles away and injured at least one person, the company said.

All workers were accounted for about an hour after the explosion, said Blake Lewis, spokesman for refinery owner Alon USA. The injured worker was in the hospital, but the person's condition was not known, Lewis said.

The fire sparked by the blast was under control Monday morning, Lewis said. The Dallas-based company does not know what caused the explosion, he said.

The blast sent black smoke billowing into the sky, closed schools, shut down a major interstate and left residents rattled.

"It was extremely scary. You shook you were so scared," said Laura McEwen, the wife of Mayor Russ McEwen who lives about two miles from the refinery. "Our walls shook. It jolted your bed. It was like an earthquake."

John Moseley, managing editor of the Big Spring Herald whose downtown office is also about two miles from the refinery, said, "I thought it would knock the walls down."

Two elementary schools were evacuated, then classes were canceled at all nine campuses in the Big Spring school district, assistant superintendent Carie Dunnam said.

The explosion forced open the doors of the school district's administration building about four miles from the plant, Dunnam said.

"Literally pieces of my ceiling came on top of my head," she said.

Bus routes were affected by road closures and that emergency officials were warning of the potential for more explosions, Dunnam said. Parents were asked to pick up their children, she said.

The refinery employs about 170 people and produces about 70,000 barrels a day.

Interstate 20 was shut down near the plant, Big Spring police spokesman Roger Sweatt said.

"There's some fire and a whole bunch of smoke," Sweatt said.

Big Spring is about halfway between Dallas and El Paso.

News From: http://www.kfdm.com/onset?id=24770&template=article.html



'Varsity Blues' Star Ron Lester Has Lost Over 350 Pounds!

2008-02-18T10:07:46.236-08:00

'Varsity Blues' Star Ron Lester Has Lost Over 350 Pounds - Read Below

Ron Lester, best known for his role as the portly offensive lineman Billy Bob in 1999's "Varsity Blues", has lost almost 350 pounds.

Lester, 37, tipped the scale at 509 pounds by the time he was 30 years old. Lester had been obese since the age of 5.

By late 2001, Lester successfully lost over 250 pounds. He made an appearance on The Montel Williams Show weighing around 173 pounds. He has had a gastric bypass surgery and 14 plastic surgeries to tighten and remove excess skin.

News From: http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?storyid=36713






Trasylol Killed 22000 People - FDA Fails

2008-02-18T00:32:43.459-08:00

Trasylol Killed 22000 People - FDA Fails

This is the story of a drug that was on the market for 14 years and may have contributed to the deaths of thousands of patients. Trasylol, made by Bayer, is given in the operating room to control bleeding. It was a big money maker.

As correspondent Scott Pelley reports, Bayer marketed Trasylol aggressively until it was used in about one third of all cardiac bypass operations in America.

But then, in 2006, a study showed widespread death associated with Trasylol, and as it turns out there was concern long before that.

How much did Bayer know? And why did it take Bayer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nearly two years to take the drug off the market after major studies revealed the danger? Two years - during which it's estimated Trasylol was contributing to the loss of one thousand lives a month.

News From: http://product-world.blogspot.com/2008/02/trasylol.html



KITT Is Back!

2008-02-17T23:36:20.243-08:00

KITT Is Back! - Read BelowOne of the downsides to remakes and spin-offs of classic TV series is that we often raise our expectations up so high that it’s almost impossible for the new show or in this case, TV movie to meet them. I can accept that though, which is why I usually allow for a bit of disappointment in cases like these. Unfortunately, Knight Rider not only failed to live up to the hype, but it didn’t even come close to what I was hoping it would be. Before I start complaining about what was wrong with the movie, let’s talk about what worked. Pretty much the only thing that made the movie worth watching was seeing the upgraded version of KITT. KITT 2.0 is cool. The car can heal itself, which means not only is it bullet proof but thanks to nano-technology (a science, I wont even begin to try and understand), it’s body can patch itself up almost instantly even after a major collision. KITT can also change its appearance and has access to other computers, camera systems and satellite feeds. This naturally proves to be a most useful feature.I was excited when I first heard that Will Arnett would be playing the role of KITT’s voice and disappointed when I learned a few weeks ago that he was replaced due to his contract with GMC but Kilmer does a fine job with the role, so I have no complaints there in terms of the voice. My only real annoyance when it comes to KITT was the car’s insistence on administering therapy to its passengers. Perhaps these scenes, one of which involved the main character, Mike (Justin Bruening) and another that involved his love interest Sarah (Deanna Russo), were just excuses to allow us to get to know the main characters a bit better but the whole thing came off as corny. The car’s flying through the mountains at 100 mph and at the same time, chatting with Sarah about her relationship with Mike. Seriously?The plot of the movie centers on a bunch of bad guys who are trying to steal some hard drives from Charles Graiman (Bruce Davison). Not only did Graiman create KITT, he’s also working with the government on some super-secret technology for the military. The bad guys need to get the encryption key for the hard drives and so after they believe Graiman has died; they attempt to get to his scientist-daughter, Sarah. KITT has been ordered to find Sarah and bring her to Mike, a former Army Ranger whom Graiman believes can protect his daughter.Mike has problems of his own though. He’s in debt to a bunch of people and spends his days avoiding the collectors and his nights bedding multiple women (at once). It’s pretty much established early on that while Mike might be a nice guy, he hasn’t really been living the best life. When Sarah first meets up with Mike, he’s gambling away money he doesn’t have at a casino (the Montecito - Las Vegas fans surely caught that little tidbit). Mike and Sarah have a romantic past but since things didn’t work out there’s some tension that is obviously going to lead up to something. Here’s the problem I have with that. Do we really want Mike to be romantically attached from the get-go if this thing turns into a series? This means that if the two continue to form a new romantic relationship most likely what we have to look forward to are a lot of episodes in which Sarah gets kidnapped and Mike and KITT have to rescue her. Yawn. I’m getting ahead of myself though. The final character that needs to be mentioned is Carrie Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier). She’s a lesbian FBI agent and friend of Graiman. She’s also who Mike will be answering to on future missions. The plot of the movie is basically an excuse for a lot of major car chases. This is to be expected as Knight Rider has a car for a main character but did anyone else feel like they spent the bulk of the two hours watching a glorified Ford commercial? I’m sure this was part of the deal t[...]



Rasheed Thurmond RIP

2008-02-17T23:26:20.350-08:00

Rasheed Thurmond RIP - Read Below

Brooklyn’s own Rasheed Thurmond passed away of a heart attack this week. Who is Rasheed Thurmond? You may have seen him on Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, Def Comedy Jam, or maybe you’re local and caught his act live at The Apollo.One thing is for sure, every time he performed he had the people doing all that LOL and LMDFAO stuff.

Y'all good? Brooklyn in the house? I'm glad. I love people from Brooklyn. I'm from Brooklyn," says comedian Rasheed Thurmond to a cheering audience as he strolls onto the stage.The YouTube video flashes on Thurmond's MySpace page among smiling baby pictures. Only the countless profile posts that read "R.I.P." let on that something is wrong.

The up-and-coming Brooklyn born-and-bred comedian collapsed and died at his Queens home on Nov. 27, leaving behind three young daughters, a large family and an unfinished career.In his 10 years in the comedy business, Thurmond managed to build an impressive résumé, scoring a coveted spot on P. Diddy's "Bad Boys Of Comedy" and a recurring role on MTV's "Uptown Comedy Club."Three months ago, Thurmond, 36, taped Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam," which will air on HBO starting in January for three months.

News From: http://celebrityunplugged.blogspot.com/2008/02/comedian-rasheed-thurmond-is-dead.html



Daytona 500 Start Time

2008-02-17T11:02:29.764-08:00

Daytona 500 Start Time - Read Beolow

There's been a lot of talk and discussion about whether Toyota can win the Daytona 500. One thing is for sure, they have a better chance than Ford.
There are more Toyotas in the Daytona 500 field than Fords. In that regard, Toyota has already surpassed at least of the traditional powers in NASCAR.
Perhaps the Nationwide Series race was an indication of how the Cup race will play out. Three of the top-four cars were Toyotas. But results in the Nationwide Series, formerly known as the Busch Series, do not always translate into Cup.
Toyota has won races in the Busch Series and now one in the Nationwide Series. Tony Stewart won the Nationwide Series race in a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing and is considered one of the favorites to win the Daytona 500.
Earnhardt Jr. said it is no surprise the Toyotas are fast, at both the Nationwide and Cup series levels.
"I knew it was real when we first come down here to test," said Earnhardt Jr., who finished third in the Nationwide Series race, the only Chevrolet driver in the top four. "The Toyota has been fast. Those guys, you know, got the knowledge to get cars around the track, know how to get to Victory Lane. They're gonna be tough I think all year."
Denny Hamlin was second and Brian Vickers was fourth in the Nationwide Series race. For the Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip in a Toyota is starting the race on the front row with Jimmie Johnson and the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, Stewart, Hamlin and Kyle Busch, are all legitimate threats to win the race.
"They build great race cars," Earnhardt Jr. said. "They're a good company. I had the privilege of being able to get a good look at it one time. It's a pretty impressive place. I think they'll always be a challenge."
Joe Gibbs Racing made the switch from Chevrolet engines to Toyotas. They join Michael Waltrip Racing, Team Red Bull Racing, Bill Davis Racing and Hall of Fame Racing as Toyota-powered teams in Cup. Hall of Fame Racing, like Joe Gibbs Racing, is using Toyotas for the first time this year.
"I didn't think they wouldn't have made the change if it wasn't for the better," Earnhardt Jr. said. "It's obviously going to help them a lot over the years."

News From: http://www.insidesocal.com/haddock/archives/2008/02/some_final_thou.html



Accident at Accokeek MD Kills 7

2008-02-16T12:12:22.248-08:00

Accident at Accokeek MD Kills 7 - Read Below


Today a car crashed into a group of people who were supposedly gathered to watch a drag race in Accokeek, Maryland. The terrible accident killed 7 people and injured another 4.

The accident happened around 3:40 a.m. on Route 210, after the car crashed into the crowd, a tractor-trailer came, that may have hit someone as it tried to avoid the crash.

Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Clinton Copeland said “It’s probably one of the worst scenes I’ve seen, this is a situation that could have been avoided, and it’s a very tragic situation.”

To this hour, the specific situation has not been cleared up, and according to Copeland’s own words it’s leaving “more questions than answers”

Accokeek is about 20 miles from Washington and 55 miles from Baltimore.

News From: http://toppayingideas.com/blog/2008/02/16/drag-race-accident-at-accokeek-md-leaves-7-dead/



Tickets On Sale For Billy Joel Concert At Shea

2008-02-16T10:43:13.406-08:00

Tickets On Sale For Billy Joel Concert At Shea - Read Below

Book your Billy Joel tickets at www.507TIXX.com or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. It is going to be musical equivalent of the ninth inning of the World Series when the "Piano Man" walks up to the plate to sing. Indeed.

Billy Joel has been booked at Shea Stadium to perform his final concert, "The Last Play at Shea," July 16.

The Flushing, N.Y., stadium has been a regular venue for concerts over the years and some of rock's biggest names have headlined there: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and, of course, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Joel, a native New Yorker, has never played at Shea but with his farewell show, he will become the only act to play Shea Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium and Madison Square Garden.

News From: http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212130766.shtml



David Garrett Falls On His Violin

2008-02-15T13:22:25.601-08:00

David Garrett Falls On His Violin - Read Below

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We’ve heard of soldiers falling on their swords, but never a violinist falling on his Stradivarius.

It was at the Barbican, London, back in December when music prodigy David Garrett, 25, fell on his priceless violin, reducing it to bits.

He was walking off stage down some “slippery” steps when he fell. The prize object ended up beneath him and may even have prevented a bad injury, Garrett surmises.

The broken fiddle is now in New York, where a team of experts are determining what should be done with it. If it’s repaired it probably won’t be as good as it was before, and certainly wouldn’t be worth anything like as much. But it may have some value as a museum piece.

The instrument was made by one of the Master’s best pupils, but bears the famous “brand” nonetheless — a common practice among artists in those days.

Meanwhile David Garrett goes from strength to strength. He is being dubbed classical music’s David Beckham for his boyish good looks. At 13 he was the youngest artist ever to record for prestigious classical label Deutsche Gramophon, and in the next four years he released four albums, the last being the Tchaikovsky and Conus concertos, with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra.

Naturally, legends abound. At four years his father gave him a violin to play with. Without a single lesson, the toddler is said to have picked it up and started to play. How well, we’re not told.

“After two months without a teacher I was playing better than my older brother,” claims Garrett. “I think that my parents thought there must be some talent there, so they started to send me out to teachers.”

Tonight, he faces an eerie sequel. He’s back at the Barbican playing a concert.


News From: http://www.classyclassical.com/2008/02/14/david-garrett-falls-on-his-stradivarius/



Bobby Cutts Guilty Of Aggravated Murder

2008-02-15T11:42:13.325-08:00

Bobby Cutts Guilty Of Aggravated Murder - Read Below

(image) Bobby Cutts Jr. talks with lawyer Fernando Mack in Stark County Court as his trial ended Tuesday.

Canton -- A Stark County jury this morning found Bobby Cutts Jr. guilty of aggravated murder for killing his unborn baby and murder for killing his pregnant lover. Cutts could face the death penalty when his is sentenced later this year.

As Judge Charles E. Brown Jr. read the verdicts, Cutts stood stoically. This was in sharp contrast to the sobs and emotional strain that punctuated his four hours of testimony Monday.

Cutts admitted on the witness stand that he killed Jessie Davis and hid the body in the tall grass of a Summit County park. He characterized the death as an accident flowing from an argument that escalated to a physical confrontation.

The verdict will lead to another hearing to determine whether Cutts should get a death sentence.

News From: http://blog.cleveland.com/plaindealer/2008/02/cutts_guilty_of_aggravated_mur.html



Steve Kazmierczak Identified as NIU Shooter

2008-02-15T11:31:09.838-08:00

Steve Kazmierczak Identified as NIU Shooter - Read Below


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This is the first photo emerging of Stephen (we're also seeing it spelled Steven, but NIU announced it as a ph) Kazmierczak, the gunman in yesterday's shootings at NIU.

Reports this morning were that a sixth victim had died, but that apparently was a miscommunication between all the hospitals: five victims and the shooter have died. According to NIU, the victims are

* Daniel Parmenter, age 20, last of Westchester, Ill.
* Catalina Garcia, age 20, last of Cicero, Ill.
* Ryanne Mace, age 19, last of Carpentersville, Ill.
* Julianna Gehant (pronounced Ghee-hant), age 32, last of Mendota, Ill.
* Gayle Dubowski, age 20, last of Carol Stream, Ill.

Kazmierczak had studied criminal justice at NIU and wrote papers about the role of religion in forming early American prisons and studied self-harm among prisoners. He was, by all accounts, a model student. He grew up in Elk Grove.

Over at the Reader, Whet Moser dug up some oldish NIU web stuff from Kazmierczak, including this bio he apparently wrote when he was vice president of NIU's chapter of the American Correctional Association.

VICE-PRESIDENT: Steve Mazmierczak. Steve served as an undergrad teaching aid for Sociology 388 (corrections) and 488 (juvenile delinquency) in spring, 2004. He has strong interests in justice reform and, as an older sociology/criminal justice major, he brings experience and ideas to the group.

My name is Steve Kazmierczak, and I'm a 3rd year student here at NIU. During my sophomore year I served as an aid for the SOCI170 web-board and last semester, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be a team leader for SOCI488-Juvenile Delinquency. Since attending NIU, I've worked very hard as a student, and I know that I would be able to forth the same effort as an officer of the ACA. I feel that I'm committed to social justice, and if elected as treasurer I promise to serve the NIU chapter of the ACA to the best of my ability.

News From: http://chicagoist.com/2008/02/15/stephen_kazmier.php



Former student kills 5 at Northern Illinois University

2008-02-15T02:00:48.506-08:00

Former student kills 5 at Northern Illinois University -Read Below

A man opened fire on a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University (NIU) yesterday, shooting 21 people and killing 5 of them before turning the gun on himself.

The shooting hit close to home for at least one UW student.

Meg Zabielski, a graduate student in the College of Education, is from Illinois. A large portion of her high school graduating class attended NIU, a public university like the UW.

“I’m kind of freaked out right now,” she said. “You can’t lock the doors of a university. … Being a public institution and being a part of the community is a catch-22.”

Because there are so many people in one place, she said, a university is a natural magnet for crime.

However, when crime really does happen on your campus the threat becomes real, Zabielski said, citing the incident in January in which a UW student was assaulted while moving her vehicle.

“That could have been me parking my car,” she said.

The gunman at NIU was not a student, according to CNN.com.

“It’s really scary, but what’s most scary is that I don’t know if there’s a solution,” she said, referring to how difficult it is to discern those who may commit violent crimes. “Who’s the bad guy?”

Nikia Fenlin, a senior in dance and anthropology, echoed Zabielski’s concerns.

“That’s scary considering someone can just walk in,” she said. “It disrupts the safe feeling of college campuses.”

Steffani Bennett, a sophomore in art history, feels safe on campus despite the NIU shooting and reports of crime around the UW.

“The UW has various [security] measures in place,” she said. “I feel much safer on campus than in the city in general.”

UW officials have responded to campus safety issues in various ways, but concede that violence, especially in a metropolitan area like Seattle, is inevitable.

“Unfortunately, [the NIU shooting] is a reminder that we live in a violent world,” said Ralph Robinson, UWPD assistant police chief. “We’ve done a lot of the things in light of the Virginia Tech shootings [and incidents last year]. … I’m not sure if I see a need for more [security.]”

Denise Xue, a sophomore from New York City, thinks there is a need for more security. The NYPD would often patrol outside her high school.

“I’m used to seeing more security,” she said. “There’s no security guards on campus [at the UW].”

Another improvement to security on campus would be adding lights, she said.

“In Red Square it’s so big and it gets so dark,” she said. “We need more lights on campus. I don’t feel safe.”

News From: http://thedaily.washington.edu/2008/2/15/students-react-northern-illinois-university-shooti/




Jane Fonda Said The "C" Word On The Today Show

2008-02-14T08:29:56.578-08:00

Jane Fonda Said The "C" Word On The Today Show - Read Below

Jane Fonda may be 70, but she's not too old to have her mouth washed out with soap.

No stranger to controversy, the actress used a vulgar word to describe a body part on Thursday morning's Today show – which later prompted a statement of apology from the program's cohost, Meredith Vieira.

Fonda and The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler were having a Valentine's Day conversation with Vieira about the 15th anniversary of Ensler's best-known work – and the 10th anniversary of "V-Day," founded by Ensler to end violence against women and girls around the world – when Fonda let the "c-word" slip.

"We were talking about The Vagina Monologues and Jane Fonda inadvertently said a word from the play that you don't say on television," Vieira said after a newsbreak on Today. "It was a slip and obviously she apologizes, and so do we. We would do nothing to offend the audience. So please accept that apology."

News From: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20178054,00.html



School Closure and Delays Due To Winter Storm

2008-02-14T08:08:25.096-08:00

School Closure and Delays Due To Winter Storm - Read Below

Numerous School Districts along the Wasatch Front are issuing weather-related delays and closures this Valentine's Day.

Tooele School District has cancelled school this morning. Tooele County is one of the hardest hit areas in this recent storm.

Alpine School District has delayed classes for four elementary schools - Pony Express, Harvest Elementary, Saratoga Springs and Fox Hollow will start at 11 A.M., however Ridgeline Elementary and Cedar Valley Elementary are closed.

Jordan School District schools are also running on a two hour delay. Bus services have been cancelled for Lehi High School, Willow Creek Jr. High, and all students west of the Jordan River.

Granite School District says it's schools will open on time.

Salt Lake City School District says a power outage is delaying the start of three schools this morning.

Riley Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, and Glendale Middle School will all start two hours late.

Several charter schools are also delaying or cancelling classes today - Lincoln Academy in Pleasant Grove, Dual Immersion in Salt Lake City and Channing Hall Charter in Draper will begin classes at 10am. Renaissance Academy in Lehi will open at 11am.

And classes have been cancelled today for students in Evanston, Wyoming as well.

News From: http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=79be9fb7-c7ec-41c7-adda-4c3bd91b73bf



Suze Orman on ‘The Oprah Winfrey’ TV show

2008-02-14T02:58:03.967-08:00

Suze Orman on ‘The Oprah Winfrey’ TV showOn today’s ‘Oprah’ TV show they focused on a wife that had her husband kill himself and their financial problems that he left behind. It was a difficult show to watch, but it shows the importance that women need to plan their finances and not just rely on their spouse. Susan Orman was her to help coach Sylvia, who suffered in more than one ways from her husband.Sylvia, lost her husband Joe who she was married to for 16 years. They lived in a large 5 bedroom house that was decorated to the max. They had four children at home and the kids had so much toys and clothes. They started the show with her calling 911 saying that she found her husband in the garage with blood coming out of his mouth.She explained that both her and her husband would spend money without care. They continue with the sad 911 call which was only three months ago. He killed himself. She said that he left a note saying that they destroyed me.Three months before his suicide he was acting different and drinking alcohol and treating her poorly. She has a total of 5 children, one is an adult. He would say that she was an unfit mother.Suze Orman is on the show today to talk to women and help prepare and prevent this kind of financial disaster. The wife is ending up homeless because of all the debt. The husband stopped paying all the bills three months prior to his suicide.Suze Orman interviewed Sylvia at her house and asked her about her relationship with her husband. She said that he would say that she stole his money. She said that he was aggressive with her. She stayed because she was afraid and she felt like she was stuck. She believed that she couldn’t make it without his money. So money kept her coming back to this relationship, but in the end she was left with all the debt.The husband canceled the life insurance policy three months previously to the suicide. There was only $72 in the checking account. She owes $450,000 on the home, and $60 – 70 thousand on her credit cards and the husband had $40 - $50 thousands in credit card debt. There was no savings. She had no money to buy milk, and she finds out the next day that the life insurance policy was canceled.Orman said that how you treat the money is a reflection of the relationships that surround you.Orman continues to explore Sylvia’s feelings and concludes with having her wash off her makeup because of what her husband insistence of her wearing makeup to look pretty. Sylvia said she wants to have more confidence. Orman said that she needs to care what she feels like not what she looks like.Next without makeup on, Orman addressed the money problems. Last time she worked was 12 years ago as a hairdresser. Orman has broken down her bills and said it would cost $4,698 just for house expenses. That was before other living expenses, cars, groceries, and extra insurance. The bills just add up and Orman said that $9,248 would be the cost for her to live right now in her current situation.Orman said that most women don’t know how much things are going to cost you on a month to month basis. She said this is why we are continual in debt. Orman said that we need to know your monthly expenses.Orman said that the Sylvia will have to sell her house and will have to move into a one bedroom apartment with her four children.Orman gathered her friends and family together to help out. Sylvia said that she will need help watching the kids while she goes out to look for a job. One of them offer to help out three days a week after school. Another couple offered babysitting help, and[...]



The Real World Philadelphia

2008-02-14T02:26:03.921-08:00

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The Real World: Philadelphia is the fifteenth season of MTV's popular reality television series The Real World, which focuses on seven diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships. The Philadelphia installment began filming in April 2004,[1][2] and premiered September 7 later that year.[3] This was the fourth season to be filmed in the northeastern United States, after The Real World: New York in 1992, The Real World: Boston in 1997 and The Real World: Back to New York in 2001.

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'American Idol' Top 24 Announced

2008-02-14T02:15:00.734-08:00

'American Idol' Top 24 Announced - Read BelowHere they are in all their glory! (Left-click on photo for larger photo or right-click it to open larger version in another window.) Back row, from left: Alexandrea Lushington, Robbie Carrico, Jason Castro, Danny Noriega (striped shirt), Brooke White, Amanda Overmyer, Michael Johns, David Cook (bandana), Luke Menard and Carly Smithson (standing far right). Bottom row, from left: Chikezie Eze, Colton Berry, Asia’h Epperson, Kady Malloy (seated, black dress), Joanne Borgella, Ramiele Malubay, David Hernandez (seated, front), Amy Davis, Alaina Whitaker, Syesha Mercado, Jason Yeager, David Archuleta (seated), Garrett Haley and Kristy Lee Cook. I have to say that for the first time ever, even with some borderline choices, this is the first time I’ve watched an “Idol” season and not been completely furious about someone making—or not making—the Top 24. Nice job, “Idol,” in that respect. After the break are my thoughts, to paraphrase Heidi Klum, on some of who are in and others who are out. Reminder: This is not a comprehensive list of who’s in and who’s out; it’s merely a run-down of some of the notable contestants to make the Top 50. OUT— Ronald Hodge: The first to be told “no” reminded me of how much I hate it when contestants claim they have no other opportunities. IN— Carly Smithson: Paula Abdul could not have been more torturous with her news that the Irish lass made it to the next round. It’s bad enough when Ryan Seacrest does it, but at least he can deliver suspense without sounding drunk. IN— David Castro et al: For all the “zany” auditions to which the audience has been subjected these last few weeks, it’s inexcusable that viewers would have absolutely no idea how a Top 24 contestant sounds. Especially for someone who’s as distinctive-looking as a white guy with long dreadlocks. Good luck, David! IN— Brooke White: Conversely, White benefits tremendously from all the screen time she received. Also, she might benefit most from the Hollywood makeover treatment. She’s already pretty, but could be drop-dead with the right touches to her hair and make-up. OUT— Drew Poppelreiter, Lorena Pinot and Natasha Blach: I’m pleased they didn’t make it, but I’m also appreciative of the poise they displayed when being told the bad news. IN— Michael Johns: Decent pipes, but it’s his robot dance at the end of the show that sold me. IN— David Cook: The better version of Robbie Carrico, who also made the Top 24. IN— David Hernandez: I’m really surprised Simon Cowell wasn’t impressed by this guy. Perhaps he only had one good song in Hollywood, but “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” was as impressive as any of David Archuleta’s songs, if not more so. IN— David Archuleta: The best 16-year-old ever to audition for “American Idol.” Now, if he can just learn to inhale away from the microphone, he’ll be in my personal Top 3. IN— Amanda Overmyer: I’m tired of her already. IN— Kristy Lee Cook: Amazing Grace indeed! Her dance at the end of the show was quite provocative. And I’m not exactly complaining. OUT— Josiah Leming: Good riddance. But why spend 10 minutes on his good-bye when we could have seen extended footage of… OUT— Carin McKinney: For the wrong reasons, I’m sad to see her go. The McPhee-Cardinale lovechild just got hotter and hotter every time she appeared on camera. Can’t Seacrest have a post-Dunkleman sidekick or something? Car[...]



Dan Burton Says McNamee Lies

2008-02-13T10:08:16.489-08:00

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Rep. Dan Burton doesn't like Brian McNamee. Until now, many of the questions for Brian McNamee had been softball. Burton clearly doesn't believe McNamee.

''That's a lie, right?'' he said after reading his comments back to him.

''This is really disgusting,'' Burton said. ''You're hear as a sworn witness yet we have lie after lie after lie. I don't know what to believe. I know one thing I don't believe. That's you!''

''Roger Clemens is a baseball titan, and with all these lies, you have destroyed him and his reputation. How can we believe you?... This kind of circus really bothers me.''

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Kathryn Faughey Slashed to Death by Killer

2008-02-13T07:59:31.325-08:00

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It sounded like the sort of murder a screenwriter might concoct: respected psychologist hacked to death by cleaver-wielding patient. To anyone who entered the office of Dr. Kathryn Faughey after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, it was a terrible reality.

The New York Daily News reported that Faughey was attacked "during a therapy session." The attack on the therapist was ferocious. A law enforcement source told the Daily News that Dr. Faughey's killer "bent two knives - the cleaver and a 9-inch blade with a camouflage handle" during the attack.

Dr. Faughey's colleague tried to help, but therapist Kent Shinbach ended up with severe injuries of his own. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

The blood-soaked killer exited the building through a basement door, passing several security cameras along the way. According to the Daily News, police think they know who killed the psychologist.

One witness told the newspaper that the killer "looked like a psycho."

Kathryn Faughey had a website that explained a type of therapy she used, "adaptation psychology." About herself, Dr. Faughey wrote that she was "interactive" and that she gave "feedback." Her approach to cognitive therapy was effective, and practiced in a "warm, clear, and lively manner."

Dr. Faughey had been interviewed by more than one New York media outlet, and seemed trusted and well-liked. She was mentioned on a webpage created for people with an interest in treating weight problems through therapy. Someone signing off only as "B. N. in NYC" wrote that the doctor was "very friendly open and compassionate. I would highly recommend her."

On an early version of her site, Adaptation.net, Dr. Faughey explained her work in some detail:

Sometimes people fear that such services make take too long to be effective. Or, that "talking about it won't help." Or, that they will be asked to talk extensively about their childhood; to the expense of time and money.

Most people need to talk about the "real" life problems they are currently experiencing.

It may be a health issue; a relationship issue; an employment issue; perhaps it concerns a death; or a diagnosis.

Others cannot put it so easily into words . They may say ,"I just don�t know why I am unhappy.".

And so, my approach is directed to meet these needs.

I take a two pronged approach. Yes, factors in our past shape our current feelings. These factors are a combination of genes and early family learning. Yet, as we look back we must also look at the present and implement the adaptations necessary to our current positions, problems, and longings.

With careful consideration to each individual's needs and circumstances; full confidentiality is assured; and, referrals are made to other professionals or techniques when necessary.

Police were still searching for Kathryn Faughey's killer early Wednesday.

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WARNING! Online Valentine Cards May Contain Internet Worm

2008-02-13T02:57:40.823-08:00

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Valentine's Day e-greetings from a stranger could deliver more than the recipient bargained for in the shape of a destructive "Trojan horse" that hijacks computers, the FBI warned Tuesday.

"If you unexpectedly receive a Valentine's Day e-card, be careful," the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement, warning Internet users to "be on the lookout for spam emails spreading the Storm Worm malicious software (malware)."

"The Storm Worm virus has capitalized on various holidays in the last year by sending millions of emails advertising an e-card link within the text of the spam email. Valentine's Day has been identified as the next target," the FBI said.

The bogus email directs the recipient to click on a link to retrieve an electronic Valentine's Day card.

If the user falls for the ruse, malware will infect their computer or the device they used to connect to the Internet, and make it become part of a Storm Worm botnet, according to the FBI.

A botnet is a network of computers that, unbeknownst to their users, forward transmissions, such as spam, viruses and malware, to other computers linked to the Internet.

Botnets can also be used in identity theft, the FBI warned, urging Internet users not to open Valentine's greetings from unknown senders.

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Scott Bakula

2008-02-13T02:38:40.520-08:00

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Fifteen years after their Murphy Brown characters rocked a romance, Candice Bergen and Scott Bakula renew their chemistry on Boston Legal (Tuesdays at 10 pm/ET, ABC). An avowed "huge fan" of Legal, Bakula plays Jack, Shirley's brash law-school love. We caught up with Bakula in between live theater gigs.

TV Guide: Was the idea here to hark back to Peter and Murphy?
Scott Bakula: I was dying to know, but there were no writers — therefore no rewrites — so I don't know! It was oddly coincidental, since Jack [like Peter] plays piano and sings. I'm very curious. He's energy and zaniness — very high-powered, in everyone's face. The first time I meet Alan [James Spader] I tell him, "Get me coffee." Then, "Did you hear me?"

TV Guide: How was it to work with Candice again?
Bakula: Wonderful. She's so gracious, welcoming and generous and she's just the same as she was [then].

TV Guide: Do fans more remember you as Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap) or Capt. Archer (Enterprise)?
Bakula: [Laughs] Both. Sci-fi fans are very devoted and continue to be. I'll be going to the 20th-anniversary convention for Quantum.

TV Guide: Want to go back to series TV?
Bakula: I'm ready. In a perfect world, I'd like to do an old-fashioned three-camera show.

TV Guide: Loved "Papa Jeff" on The New Adventures of Old Christine — will you be back?
Bakula: I don't think so. It was a one-ended storyline. It would be awkward to keep hanging around with my daughter, her boyfriend and his ex-wife. But I'd love to go back.

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