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In 2004, ''Air America'' director, Evan Cohen, also on the Bronx club board, arranged loans to keep the radio network going.  When the loans were not repaid,  the club had no money to send kids to summer camp.
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Before internet and satellite tv coverage, there was the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave. 739 poor, and mainly black, people died, while President Clinton and the Chicago mayor vacationed. In 2005, the State of Minnesota wanted a new $770,000 Bonanza, and some were of the opinion that the bids were rigged so a Cirrus, made in Minnesota, didn't qualify. Binge-drinking is not a new problem.  With ale costing just a penny a gallon, 12th century Londoners drank morning, noon, and night, and there was a pub for every 50 people.
Even at current prices, your service station owner is making just a few cents a gallon. In 2005, the ACLU said ordering a pizza in 2010 might get complicated, if you don't act now to protect your civil liberties.  Turn up your speakers and click here. A list of celebrities who either do not believe in God, or they have serious doubts.  Some are quite outspoken about it. If an 18 year old car is good enough for the 4th richest man in the world, why is your neighbor driving a $50,000 SUV?
Pirate treasure has been found on Robinson Crusoe Island in the Pacific, off the coast of Chile. 600 barrels of gold coins and jewels.  The stories were true. Click for more. School administrators, afraid of offending anyone, including real-life witches, are banning Halloween activities in school.
With rates of $5,000 a week or so, the pirates picked a good ship to attack.  Check the luxury accomodations by clicking on the Seabourn website link.
Why do airlines fail, and when they do, why do they keep on flying? Click here to find out.
George Bush promised to fire anyone involved in the leaking of CIA agent Valarie Plame's name to the media. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pushed a cigarette 75 cent a pack ''user fee'' to balance the state budget. Cartons are flying off the shelves before the fee kicks-in on August 1st. Egyptian Omar Sharif has a $500 dinner with lots of wne at a ritzy Los Angeles restaurant, then attacks Guatemalan parking attendant who can't take Euro Dollars as payment. The Battle for Leyte Gulf in October, 1944 was the begining of the end for the Japanese.  Click to learn more.
Join the ''Mile High Club'' in Atlanta, Georgia.  Click for more. No topic is too sensitive to be covered on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Pass gas and click here for more. With ''talent on loan from God'', Rush Limbaugh has survived talk radio for over 20 years. Click for more. The NBA now requires players to wear business attire when involved in team or league business. Players are calling the ban on bling-bling and hip-hop clothing racially motivated.
Hikers find the body of a WWII Airman frozen in Mount Mendel Glacier, near the 1942 crash site of a Beech AT-7. Compare your hourly wage to the rich and famous. Hurricane Wilma may become Catagory 4 and hit Florida on Saturday.  Click here for more.

Police say actor Charles Rocket committed suicide by cutting his own throat.  Does that sound a little unlikely to you?


October 18, 2005
Why did the White House leak the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame? How did this mess get started?  With current news stories focused on current happenings, they assume you know the background. Click to refresh your memory. The Today Show was caught enhancing the news when two men walk right by a reporter ''canoeing in deep flooding''. In his new book, Dick Morris, former Clinton advisor,  predicts Condoleezza Rice will beat Hillary Clinton in 2008. The coroner said the guy died, but the cops giving the guy 19 tasers, pepper spray, and a good beating, didn't have anything to do with it. Click for the story.
Don McLean's classic song ''American Pie'' is 8 minutes long, and has been the subject of much interpretation for the past 30 years. What was Don saying to us? Click for more. Mechanic in Jeep going 80 mph under flying Cessna 210, is able to use pole to fix landing gear. New Orleans cops say Robert Davis was intoxicated and resisting arrest, so they beat the crap out of him. Davis hasn't had a drink in 25 years. John Kerry wants to run again in 2008. Should he? And, can he win?  Click here for one man's opinion.
Four New Orleans cops beat the crap out of a 64 year old black man, over a minor infraction, then roughed-up the TV producer videotaping the attack. Click for more. When you add cyber-slacking to coffee breaks, smoke breaks, long lunches, and talking about sports, some employees don't get any work done at all. Fuel oil users will experience the biggest hit with an expected heating bill of $2,388 or about 23% higher than last winter, and about twice what natural gas users will pay. You are never too old for sex. A recent study shows that having sex once a week can increase your life span by 2 years.  Every day can get you an additional 6 - 8 years.
Christians in Ireland and the U.K. are outraged and offended by bookmaker Paddy Power's billboards showing Christ and the disciples gambling at the last supper. Even if a smoker never gets cancer, there are a lot of other health problems caused by the smoking.  Click for more. Looking ahead to the 2008 presidential election, 49 percent of those asked said they would vote for Hillary Clinton.
Edward R. Murrow was a distinguished figure in the history of American broadcast journalism. He was instrumental in the creation of electronic newsgathering as a craft and a profession. Murrow died of lung cancer in 1965 at age 57.
''Good Night, and Good Luck'', starring David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow, opens in theaters on October 7th.  Click here to learn more about the film and see the preview.
The owner did leave the crippled 1973 Piper Seneca parked at the the Waterloo, Iowa airport for 5 years, but he didn't anticipate that someone would strip the plane of everything, including the landing gear. Click for story. Jim Henson and the Muppets are being honored by the U.S. Post Office, with a release of new stamps available now. Senator Hank Erwin (R-Alabama) thinks God sent the hurricanes to punish wicked sinners in the Gulf States. Zero-tolerance policies are great for school administrators to hide behind. They require zero brains. Click for story.
The pressure of the presidency must be tremendous. A watchdog group has singled-out the most corrupt politicians in Congress. Try to calculate the fuel burn on Air Force One, 3 chase planes, a cargo plane with 8 vehicles, and 2 presidential helicopters. Maybe he could watch CNN and Fox instead. Who makes political contributions, and who gets them?  In case you've been living under a rock, your favorite politician is bought and paid for.  Click here for more.
University of Buffalo student passes out drunk in college president's office.  Dean Wormer is really pissed. The 7th Marquess of Bristol inherited 35 million pounds, but when he died at age 44, there was barely enough left to bury him.  Click here for more. When filming "North by Northwest" at Mount Rushmore, even though Cary Grant made $765,000 plus a percentage, he charged movie set tourists 15 for an autograph. The aircraft known as an Aerosonde, provides detailed observations of the near-surface, high wind hurricane environment, an area too dangerous for manned aircraft.
To promote tourism, Air Alaska received a $500,000 federal grant to paint one of their 737's to look like a king salmon. Credit card companies charge gas stations per gallon, not a percentage of the total, and those fees are going up. Simon Wiesenthal, a holocaust survivor, tracked down over 1,100 Nazis since 1946, and was 96 when he died. Is your online business a real business?
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the world's longest bridge.  It survived Hurricane Katrina with little damage. Will Carl Rove be arrested? Click here for a satirical vision of America's future. Don't worry, we pick on Democrats too. The possibility that terrorists can get a hold of some of Russia's ''loose nukes'' is real. Click for more. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation ''under God'' violates school children's right to be ''free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.''
Senator Joe Biden tries for an Academy Award during questioning of Judge John Roberts. When the TV cameras go on, the world is a stage to a U.S. Senator, trying to look good to voters back home. The 97 employees of the New Delhi, India  Rat Catching Department can't recall when they last caught a rat. Looks like the big crime in Iberia, LA is writing a bum check or being past-due on your child support.
Ragin' Cagun General Honore is in charge in Louisiana. Remembering September 11, 2001. From 2005: An Idaho TV weatherman tells audience Hurricane Katrina was caused by the Japanese Mafia in retaliation for Hiroshima. It cost him his job. News does not wind-up on the internet by accident. The average American hasn't a clue about how news is made.
Critics say Michael Brown has no experience handling disaster. His last job was with Int'l  Arabian Horse Assn. Kayne West was upset over photos in the press of black and white families foraging for food in New Orleans, with very different captions. Click here to see them. Some photojournalists covering Katrina have been roughed-up and robbed of their cameras by police officers. NOLA Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley says that officers cannot cope with the unbelievable situation.  Two have committed suicide, and many others have resigned.
We probably didn't think about this particular disaster item before Hurricane Katrina, but now we all realize the importance of having a toilet. Click here to learn more. Water is needed to sustain life. Click to learn more about it. Many are not very happy with how the Department of Homeland Security handled the tragedy in the Gulf States. Rapper Kayne West plays the race card and slams George Bush on live TV during NBC concert for hurricane relief.
Unmanned Silver Fox Drones are just 5' long, but can search for survivors with thermal imaging technology. '' I looked, and before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. '' Vice President Cheney and CIA Director Porter J. Goss asked Congress to exempt CIA employees from legislation already endorsed by 90 senators that would bar cruel and degrading treatment of any prisoner in U.S. custody. As corporations jump in to donate to victims of Hurricane Katrina, Ford Motor Credit offers to defer 2 payments.
On September 1, 1983, the Russians shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007, claiming it was on a spying mission. Thousands may be dead in New Orleans. In a new television commercial, Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan tells the President ''You lied to us!'' My college political science professor said, ''If you don't get anything else out of this class, remember this: All statistics are made up''.
After Katrina, looters swung into action.
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Disaster of Biblical Proportions?


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New Orleans to become Atlantis?
Tom DeLay was arrested, booked, fingerprinted, and photographed last week, charged with money laundering.
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Fortunately, when most of us have a crazy idea, we can't fund it. Introducing: MinneNAPolis at the Mall of America.
Companies with almost no operating history can sell shares of stock to investors looking for that next Microsoft. Obese woman complains to the State when her doctor tells her she is fat. Folks often mistake aircraft dealer Steve Weaver for radio talk show host Don Imus. It must the the haircut. Every summer, kids with cancer come to the 4,000 acre Imus cattle ranch in New Mexico to learn about life.
Evidently, Pat Robertson hears what he is saying at the same time we do. The beginning of the long goodbye? Saint Bernadette looks like she died just recently. Short of new equipment, the Marines are restoring old helipcopters from desert boneyards. Why are new enlistments down? Under ''Stop-Loss'', troops in Iraq have had their enlistment extended until 2031.
The pilot walked away with minor injuries. Many U.S. Senators know just when to buy stocks, and when to dump them.  They seem to have information not available to the average investor. Say it isn't so. The owner bought this run-down Las Vegas property for $30,000 in 1978.  Now, surrounded by luxury apartments, it is for sale for $1.2 million. In September, 1914, to protect Paris from the Germans, 6,000 French soldiers were rushed to the front in taxis!
Some 5 -10 year old cars get 30-35 mpg and run great. Click here to check some out near you on autotrader.com
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The "Slinky" is 60!
The ''Slinky'' is 60 years old, and is still a hot-selling toy.
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Hear the radio coverage of the end of the war with Japan. Those addicted to meth can no longer look in the mirror.
Lightning is a Samoyed Husky that loves to fly. The new pork leader in Washington appears to be Rep. Don Young from Alaska, with $941 million for questionable projects, including a not-needed bridge named after him. Following his resignation, Richard Nixon met with his staff, delivering an emotional impromptu speech, considered by many to be one of the greatest speeches of all time. Hank Worden found steady employment playing a cowboy in 14 John Wayne films.  He had a degree in Engineering.
Peter Jennings - Dead at age 67 from lung cancer. ''Little Nellie'' really exists. A one-seater autogiro, 9.5 feet long, weighing 250 pounds, with a top speed of 160 km/h. Islamic law prohibits the payment of interest, as it creates a culture of debt slavery.  Are they right about that one. The author of ''Black Gold Stranglehold'' correctly predicted $3 gas in 2005. Now, he says get ready for $5 gas in 2006.
Cops nap wrong guy, beat the crap out of him, taser, and then let the police dog make lunch out of his leg.  All of this while being filmed by the crew of the TV show ''Cops''. Russian nuclear suitcase bombs are missing, and Osama Bin Laden may have some of them. Blindness is a known risk when taking Viagra, but probably for users with both diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The P-38 dubbed ''Glacier Girl'' spent 50 years trapped in a Greenland glacier, until being rescued in 1992.
Al Gore's new interactive cable tv network is targeting the 18 - 35 year old market, and may be a big success. Check-out the station web site by clicking here. Renegade Mexican military deserters will pay $50,000 for the killing of a U.S. border patrol officer. The U.S. Post Office has released 10 new airplane stamps, including one honoring the crew of the last B-24 shot down in WWII. When I was a kid, I had my tonsils out, and spent several days in the hospital.  Now, surgery is very rare.
The woman thought it would be funny to wear a Meet The Fockers t-shirt on her Southwest Airlines flight.  But, she couldn't spell Fockers, and the airline was not amused. The ''tick-tick-tick'' of the pressure cooker is a great childhood memory.  And, you can make the toughest roast as tender as a filet mignon. Click to learn more. Most parents want to help their children when they need financial assistance, but sometimes it might not be a good idea.  Click here to learn more. Learn how to fold a dollar bill into a shirt by clicking here.


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