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Charlie Black recently told a magazine interviewer that a terrorist attack on the United States would help McCain win. McCain apologized for Black's remark. His dream was that one day his children would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Now, his children are fighting over his money. A Des Moines bound United Airlines flight from Denver was delayed six hours when a passenger alerted flight attendants to three ticks in the plane’s cabin.
You too can run for President. Unless newspapers can start to charge for internet subscriptions, they are going to go out of business.            Support your local newspaper by subscribing. Legend-lovers had a bad day when experts found grooves and perforations in the quartz skulls, revealing the use of ''jewelry burrs and other modern tools''. Always fly with clean underwear, you might be what's for dinner tonight. The passengers who survived the plane crash in Chile admitted they considered eating the pilot.
Robert P. Farnam used his fake heart attack routine to get out of paying taxi fares and restaurant tabs all over town. From 2007: The recently opened Elvis is Alive Museum in Hattiesburg, Mississippi contains everything you would ever want to launch your own celebrity-death-conspiracy-theory. The bread slicer was invented by Iowan Otto Rohwedder in 1917 but not put into commercial use until 1928 when the Chillicothe Baking Co. used it. About to get your 15 minutes of fame?  Call us first!
The Alliance to Save Energy in Washington estimates that restricting speeds to 55 mph could reduce the use of oil imported from the Persian Gulf by up to 20 percent a day. Larry King's interview was perhaps the most complete and definitive interview of Brian Wilson's life. In 1998, People Magazine reported on the embarrassment suffered by Hillary Clinton, and other celebrities in similar circumstances, when spouses are unfaithful. The proposed ANWAR drilling area is in the coastal plain, but those against it show you photos of mountains and flower-filled valleys hundreds of miles away. Why?
Uncle Jay had a unique and entertaining way of making today's news comprehensible to the innocent, the ignorant and the immature. Also children. Jay kept it simple, so even the famous people he talked about could follow along. Even law-abiding citizens are frequently intimidated by the tendency of police officers to brandish their power. HDVB algae-to-biofuel technology mass produces algae, vegetable oil which is suitable for refining into a cost-effective, non-polluting biodiesel. Soybean, palm oil and conventional pond-grown algae typically yield 48 gallons, 635 gallons and 10,000 gallons per acre per year respectively. DeBeers carefully controls the supply of diamonds to assure their scarcity and value, and if you can't buy her a diamond that costs at least 2 months pay, you shouldn't get married.
The cable and dish services know what channel you are on. Watch the CBS Evening News tonight and help Katie Couric. Schools say they want to be sure students can be identified on security cameras and want teachers to be able to watch their eyes during tests. Vista could have used a bit more time shoved back into the silicon womb for some feature buffing and bug fixing, but it's not nearly as bad as people are making it out to be. 10 Facts About Custer and His Last Stand at the Little Big Horn.
After confessing his errors to the Church, Galileo Galilei was allowed to return to his villa at Arcetri near Florence, where he spent the remainder of his life under house arrest. The various components of crude oil have different sizes, weights and boiling temperatures, so they are separated by a process called fractional distillation. Crewmembers from another United flight chided the pilot for wearing his hat. United's pilots union has been urging pilots to remove their hats when they ''are likely to be viewed by management,'' as a form of protest. As accessories after the fact, The House passes a bill that shields phone companies from lawsuits for helping President Bush with his Orwellian warrantless surveillance program.
Thermobaric weapons, or vacuum bombs, were first combat-tested by the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s and their use by Russia against civilians in Chechnya in the 1990s was condemned worldwide. On this solstice, the sun will be directly overhead at noon as viewed from the Tropic of Cancer. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice marks the shortest nights and longest days of the year. For the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the longest nights and shortest days. After this solstice, the sun will be moving southward in the sky again. From 2008: Look for the new Cirrus Jet at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this year. Larry Sinclair, a gay man from Minnesota, says he snorted cocaine and had sex with Barack Obama. Sinclair booked a room at the National Press Club to produce the evidence and try to capture the national spotlight for his claims. He has struggled to get mainstream media interest in a story he said began in the back of a limousine in Chicago in 1999.
Some very smart and famous people didn't see the value of inventions when they were first introduced, and said so. Orange County prosecutors have arrested and charged an 18-year-old student with breaking into his high school computers to change his test grades from F to A. Crime seems to be on the increase within law enforcement. Caution: Some articles may contain offensive language. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial , said they are still trying to figure out the cause of the oil super spike. He said he wouldn't rule out speculation or manipulation.
I remember when prices went to 60˘ a gallon, people ran to the hardware store to buy locking gas caps. A woman faces federal charges after she allegedly lit up a cigarette on a flight and then assaulted a flight attendant, forcing the plane to land in Denver. New research credits walking for everything from cutting breast-cancer risks to helping you sleep. Public figures brought their talking points to ''Meet the Press''. Tim Russert brought his laser intensity, a skeptical gaze, and facts they'd rather forget.
In a regular engine, E85 will ruin your rubber seals, fuel injectors, and fuel lines. For any car it is no deal anyway, you only get about 70% the mileage of regular gas. To raise money for the church, Father Adelir Antonio de Carli strapped himself to 1,000 balloons and took-off, wearing a helmet, an aluminum thermal flight suit, waterproof coveralls and a parachute. Tim Russert was always asking the tough questions and seeking the answers you needed to know. He forced his guests to take accountability for their words and actions. It's a dog-eat-dog world. A New York judge says $2 million is enough for the dog, the rest goes to charity. And, two grandkids who were cut-out of will get $6 million each.
In the early days of television, Saturday programming was pretty-much all 30's and 40's westerns. So, most kids knew a lot about cowboy movie stars and their horses. Like many human beliefs, the fear of Friday the 13th (known as paraskevidekatriaphobia) isn't exactly grounded in scientific logic. The English word ''Hell'' derives from the Hebrew ''Gehinnom'', which actually means ''landfill''. An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.
The Bilderberg's secrecy and its connections to power elites make it vulnerable to accusations that the group is part of a conspiracy to create a New World Order. The missing funds includes $12 billion in cash, most of it in $100 bills, that weighed 363 tons and had to been flown in on wooden pallets using C-130 cargo planes. The victim used the ''Back to My Mac'' program to contact her stolen MacIntosh laptop, and took photos of the thieves with the Mac's built-in camera. For years we’ve been reading about a patch of garbage the size of Texas floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ingeniously dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The 65-year-old aircraft crashed into a hay bale. The pilot, who was uninjured, found his passenger lying in agony 50 metres away with a broken leg. As sidekick to Johnny Carson on ''The Tonight Show'', Ed McMahon made millions. But, a lavish life-style and a couple of divorces can cost money. Most of us could retire for life on a couple of million. Latrell Sprewell was insulted by an offer of $10 million a year, turned it down, and now he's unemployed and broke. During the missile crisis in 1962, Soviet nuclear missiles were ready to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo, if President Kennedy attempted to invade Cuba.
A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely. The terms of the impending deal, are likely to have an explosive political effect in Iraq. US troops would occupy permanent bases, conduct military operations, arrest Iraqis and enjoy immunity from Iraqi law, will destabilize Iraq's position in the Middle East and lay the basis for unending conflict in their country. The Four Day Work Week: Sixteen reasons why this might be an idea whose time has come. Operation Merlin was one of the most closely guarded secrets in the Clinton and Bush administrations. Give Iran plans to a nuclear bomb that wouldn't work. Hypermilers are drivers of both hybrid cars and regular vehicles who go to extraordinary lengths to get as much as they can from each gallon of gasoline.
Lake Mead, the main source of water for Las Vegas is down over 100 feet. To make matters worse, that threatens the Colorado River flow to Hoover Dam, which provides electricity for the city. SPAM was introduced in 1937, and played an important role in feeding the Allied Forces during World War II. Since then, it has become a favorite meat product world-wide. The Saturday Corvallis, Oregon Farmers Market included a booth where visitors could ''Meet a Black Guy''. Most saw the humor and took it positively, except for Mr. Poopy-Pants and some of his friends. By its own admission, the US government is currently detaining at least 26,000 people without trial in secret prisons, and up to 80,000 have been held since 2001.
Take a virtual stroll along the south part of Las Vegas Boulevard ( the Strip ). From Circus Circus hotel and casino to Mandalay Bay and back. The Huffington Post website has become a liberal must-read, drawing over 5 million viewers a month. Bananas are dying from a fungus called Panama Disease. It turns them brick-red and inedible, and there is no cure. The massive Confederate memorial carving depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas J. ''Stonewall'' Jackson.
If you like camping, a vacation in the  Virgin Islands can be an affordable adventure. Robert Ballard admitted his Titanic search in 1985 was a cover-story, he was helping the U.S. Navy find two missing submarines. Rumor has it, when he located the subs, as a reward he was pretty-much told where to find the Titanic. Commenting on the new Indiana Jones movie, Harrison Ford said '' I'm delighted to be back with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will.'' Believe it or not, oil refiners and distributors have absorbed much of the increased cost of oil. They cannot continue to do this long-term, and you may look back fondly at $4 gas.
The Hughes Glomar Explorer was a salvage ship built by Howard Hughes for a clandestine Central Intelligence Agency mission to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine. McCainiacs for Clinton vote for Clinton in the Democratic primary, but in the general election they say they'll vote for John McCain. President Bush said that when he meets Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah later this week, he'll bring up the effect that high oil prices are having on global economies. Thirteen crystal skulls of apparently ancient origin have been found in Mexico, Central and South America.
Indiana Jones is back. In 1957, Indy is thrust back in action, venturing into the jungles of South America in a race against Soviet agents to find the mystical Crystal Skull.
Not a cheap knock-off, this is the official and licensed Indiana Jones fur felt fedora. Click to learn more.
Colby's body was recovered after 9 days, just 100 yards from where his canoe had been found. He was uncharacteristically without his life jacket or shoes. The Model 1874 Sharps rifle used in ''Quigley Down Under'' was built by Shiloh Rifle Company of Big Timber, Montana. ''Calling Shotgun'' is the act of claiming the front passenger seat of an automobile for yourself. And, as in a knife-fight, there are rules.
Some gambling films, like ''21'' did well at the box office, but Burt Reynolds' film ''Deal'' took in less than $37,000 in limited release to 50 theatres on the opening weekend. Hunting lions on foot with a spear might have a little something to do with it. CNN reports live and recorded news and weather 24/7. Thirty people a minute are dying of starvation in a world where half the world’s population lives on less than $2 a day, and we are causing it.
Richard Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock Inc., was so confident in his company's ability to protect his identity that he revealed his Social Security number in his advertising. He had his identity stolen 13 times! The dentist may be the most important doctor you see this year. Dental infections can eat through the skin, choke-off airways, migrate to the heart, and burrow into your brain. The disaster in Burma presents the world with its most serious humanitarian crisis since the 2004 Asian tsunami. By most estimates, close to 100,000 people are dead. Butler County Juvenile Court Judge David Niehaus ordered Brian Gegner to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor because his daughter couldn't pass her GED.
As the Hindenburg prepared to dock in Lakehurst, New Jersey, reporter Herbert Morrison of WLS Radio in Chicago reported the event live to millions, including my father in Pipestone, Minnesota.
1937 Newsreel Coverage
 It looks nice and friendly, but don't click on it. A new computer virus is disguised as a ''postcard'' from a relative. The internet is loaded with confusion about Medicare, but we found a website that explains it on a single page. Don't expect to just hop on a tandem and go for an easy ride. The learning curve is steeper and longer than learning to ride a single bike. But, it can be a pleasant experience.
Mother's Day has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic. The most collect calls of the year are made on Father's Day. From: 2008: I'll give Hillary an ''A+'' for tenacity, a lesser man would have dropped-out a long time ago. Most airlines have done away with serving meals, and you may wind-up with pretzels for lunch, if you're lucky. Is it really any different than, say, Kosher Dill Pickles?
These brave young men drove 7,008 miles in just over 4 days, touching all 48 lower states. Cops continue to use tasers when some old-fashioned police skills would take care of things. The book ''President Who? Forgotten Founders''  brings to life the presidential personalities from 1774 to 1788 and sets the historical record straight as to who really was the first U.S. President.
Frequent fliers and flight attendants say the increase in offensive behavior by passengers may be retaliation for curtailed service, late flights, and lost luggage. Great tv commercials from when life was simpler. The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was the largest Aboriginal land claim settlement in Canadian history, creating a new territory called Nunavut on April 1, 1999. Craigslist has revolutionized the classified advertising market with its listings for everything from real estate to jobs to personals. But, the ads are free, so, how do they make money?
Once upon a time, rail barons and socialites traveled the country on luxurious private railroad cars, dining on fine china and crystal, while being pampered by the staff. From 2008: Both Clinton and McCain want to suspend the 18˘ per-gallon federal tax for 3 months, helping get you through the summer, and helping them get through the campaign. HealthPartners has a new website, offering same-day test results and prescriptions online. Featured are new mascots ''Petey P. Cup'' and his buddy ''Pokey the Syringe''. Some think of Labor Day as a second Mothers Day.
At Craigslist, which has become a kind of online flea market for the world, the number of for-sale listings has soared 70 percent since last summer. As part of testing to help save pilots from dying, dogs were tossed from planes at high altitudes to test parachutes. The 9/11 attack on New York made Rudolph Guiliani a very wealthy man. The perfect gift for someone who has everything except fame. The ''paparazzi'' never go out of character, have press passes, and dress accordingly.
With the greatest use of charts and graphs since Ross Perot ran for president, the 2007 College Board report shows the more education you have, the more money and success you'll enjoy. While there are exceptions, and we all know one, high school drop-outs seldom get a chance to earn the big money. The giant squid that attacked Captain Nemo's ship, the Nautilus in Jules Verne's ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea'', might really exist. Any public place, even a quiet church or an empty park, may seem threatening to a person with agoraphobia. As cute--or possibly annoying--as the sock puppet was, was never able to give pet owners a compelling reason to buy supplies online.
Because Cozy Suite seats aren't lined up in a straight row, each passenger has a place to rest their head. The staggered design also creates a sense of personal space, and gives passengers four inches of additional leg room. A CNet columnist thinks it’s time that someone spoke up about this growing societal problem before it really gets out of hand: walking around with a Bluetooth stuck in your ear. How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein to 9/11 continue to go largely unreported? 50 years ago, I had a ham radio license, and spent every spare moment talking to people all over the world.
A wave of food-price inflation is moving through the world. For the first time in 30 years, food protests are erupting in many places at once. Walt Handelsman is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati, creates cartoons that appear in over 200 newspapers around the country and internationally. Before Crissy Thompson of Atlanta started to clip grocery coupons, her family's weekly food bill was about $250. Politicians used to ask ''Are you better-off now than you were 8 years ago?'' They no longer bother, because the answer is so obvious.

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