Archive for November, 2009

Chelsea Clinton, 29, Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky

Not that this comes as a shock, but ABC News is reporting that Chelsea Clinton is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky. Clinton, 29, and Mezvinsky, the son of former Rep. Ed Mezvinsky (D-IA) and former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (D-PA), became friends in Washington DC and become closer when […]

by · November 30, 2009 · Uncategorized

Politico: Seven Stories President Barack Obama Doesn’t Want Told

Nearly a year into his presidency, it seems that President Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of strain. There are several anti-Obama storylines gaining traction and that’s clearly not the message the White House wants to get out. According to Politico, the Obama White House argues that all […]

by · November 30, 2009 · Uncategorized

Serena Williams Gets Highest Fine in Grand Slam History of $82,500, Plus Two Years Probation for Profanity Laced Tirade During US Open

Remember that profanity-laced tirade tennis pro Serena Williams went on at the U.S. Open in September? Well, she has just received the stiffest fine in the history of Grand Slam tennis — $82,500 and two years probation. Williams lashed out at a lineswoman after a foot-fault call at the end […]

by · November 30, 2009 · Uncategorized
Ex-Con Maurice Clemmons Sought for Questioning in the Murder of Four Police Officers at Washington Coffee Shop, Mike Huckabee Granted Him Clemency Nine Years Ago

Ex-Con Maurice Clemmons Sought for Questioning in the Murder of Four Police Officers at Washington Coffee Shop, Mike Huckabee Granted Him Clemency Nine Years Ago

UPDATED 6:32 A.M. Police surround home in Seattle, about 30 miles from crime scene.  Police say a suspect is holed up at a Seattle house, wounded and possibly dead. Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says negotiators are still trying to communicate with Maurice Clemmons.  UPDATED 11:04 P.M. The judge […]

by · November 30, 2009 · Uncategorized
Murdered Officers at Washington Coffee Shop Identified as Mark Renninger, Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens

Murdered Officers at Washington Coffee Shop Identified as Mark Renninger, Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens

The Lakewood police officers killed today have been identified. Sgt. Mark Renninger was first identified on Facebook and WFMZ’s web site. He grew up in Lehigh Valley, Pa., and was born in Bethlehem. He served in the military. According to WFMZ, he is one of six siblings. He was a […]

by · November 30, 2009 · Uncategorized
Five People, Including Four Children Ages Two to 14, Killed, Seven in Critical Condition, in Louisiana Interstate Accident

Five People, Including Four Children Ages Two to 14, Killed, Seven in Critical Condition, in Louisiana Interstate Accident

This has been a weekend marred with so much tragedy. State police said four children ages two to 14 were among five people killed when a minivan packed with children rolled on a Louisiana interstate, and seven others remained in critical condition. Police identified the dead as the driver,Mona Hines, […]

by · November 29, 2009 · Uncategorized

Tiger Woods Cancels Third Meeting with Florida Highway Patrol, Releases Statement Accepting Responsibility for Early Morning Accident

Police: Woods at fault in crash, will get citation…  For the third day in row, professional golfer Tiger Woods has canceled an interview with the Florida Highway Patrol about the early-morning crash that sent him to the hospital. A spokeswoman for Florida Highway Patrol said the agency was contacted at […]

by · November 29, 2009 · Uncategorized

Four Police Officers Shot Dead at Forza Coffee Shop Near Parkland, Wa. & McChord Air Force Base, Manhunt Underway to Find Suspect

Four police officers from Lakewood, Washington, have been shot to death in an ambush at the Forza Coffee shop near Parkland Sunday morning. Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune in Tacoma one or two gunmen burst into the coffee shop and shot the four uniformed officers […]

by · November 29, 2009 · Uncategorized
News Round-Up: Professor Advises Underwater Homeowners to Walk Away from Mortgages; Two Senators Urge Action Against White House Crashers

News Round-Up: Professor Advises Underwater Homeowners to Walk Away from Mortgages; Two Senators Urge Action Against White House Crashers

News Round-Up from Around the U.S. and the World Professor advises underwater homeowners to walk away from mortgagesBrent T. White, a University of Arizona law school professor, says that it’s in the homeowners’ best financial interest to stiff their lenders and that it’s not immoral to do so. Doing so, […]

by · November 29, 2009 · Uncategorized

NY Times: Food Stamp Use at Record Highs and Climbing Every Month, Stigma Fades

MARTINSVILLE, Ohio — With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children. It has grown so rapidly in places so diverse that it is becoming nearly as […]

by · November 29, 2009 · Uncategorized