08/31/07. Today is the 10th Anniversary of Britain's Princess Diana's death. She died from her wounds after her automobile crashed in a short tunnel in Paris France. She was with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed. A son of a rich business man. It is rumored that Princess Diana was murdered, that the car she was driving was altered to crash at that time. She and Dodi were talking of getting married and it was rumored again that she was pregnant with his child. The problem for the Royal family is that Dodi was a Muslim who father is a tycoon in the business world. The Royal family couldn't stand for their grandchildren to have a half sibling that is a Muslim. Again it is only a rumor. Only God knows.
08/31/07. President Bush to announce his plans to assist people in their foreclosure problems. He wants to protect borrowers from lenders and lawyers eager to foreclose on troubled borrower woes. More to come, stay tune.
8/31/07. This Labor Day weekend travelers going through O'Hare and Midway Airport in Chicago will number approximately 1.5 million passengers. Highway travelers are expected to number approximately 34 million taking their automobiles to their holiday destinations.
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08/30/07. Phoenix is facing the 29th day of temperatures above 107 degrees with no sign of relief in sight. Fire warnings are in effect for areas North and West of Phoenix due to the record breaking high temperatures.
08/30/07. Senator John McCain along with other Republican colleagues are calling for Republican Senator from Idaho Larry Craig to resign. Senator Craig continues to deny the allegations of intended sexual misconduct.
08/30/07. In NIger, Tuareg rebels of the Niger Movement for Justice claimed to have killed 17 soldiers in a clash in the uranium rich Northern desert. The nomadic Tuareg began a campaign against the government in February for a greater share of the nations' wealth.
08/30/07. After only six hours of debate, Venezuela's National Assembly unanimously approved radical constitutional changes that abolish presidential term limits and envisage a socialist economy. The assembly is made up solely of supporters of President Hugo Chavez, because the opposition boycotted its election in 2005. The new constitution will be put to a referendum later this year.
08/30/07. In parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan, the party of Nursultan Nazarbayev won all the contested seats. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe found flaws in the electoral arrangements.
08/29/07. Today is the 2nd anniversary of HURRICANE KATRINA. So far $116 Billion dollars has been Earmarked for the Gulf Region. $60 billion dollars for Louisiana. Out of this fund, $20 billion for Disaster Relief, $13.5 billion dollars for Food Insurance Payments, $20.5 Billion dollars to build New Orleans. So far $6.78 billion dollars has been spent on rebuilding New Orleans. The Federal Coordinator for the Gulf Region is Donald Powell. President BUSH to visit today. This is his 16 visit. More to come, stay tune.
08/29/07. The Boy Scouts of America has been under Federal investigation for abusing boys. Some of thier Scout Masters have been accused of molesting boys. More to come, stay tune.
08/29/07. Idaho's Senior Senator, Larry Craig has been accused of lewd act in a Public bathroom at a Minnesota Airport on June 11th, 2007. He agreed with a lessor charge on August 8th, 2007. There has been rumors that he is gay since 1982. Recently his home town newspaper has been investigating these rumors. He says he is not gay. More to come, stay tune.
08/31/07. A seventh bore hole drilled to seek and find the six coal miners trapped over two weeks ago in a Utah mine has shown no form of life. Only mud, water and rock. More to come, stay tune.
08/31/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley has announced he is in favor of increasing the gasoline tax another .05 cents. He wants to use the additional tax revenue to repair, maintain, and build city bridges. Some critics believe this additional tax money will be used for his Union friends for over priced contracts. Also his Pension problems could use this tax money from new increased gasoline taxes. It all depends on where the additional tax money wil be allocated. If allocated in the General Fund, the increased tax money could end up anywhere. More to come, stay tune.
08/24/07. Six Italians thought to be linked to a feud within the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta organised crime group were shot dead in the center of Duisburg, Germany. Mobsters of the 21st century are still in business like their forefathers of the past.
08/24/07. The Chicago Public School system has passed a $5.8 billion dollar Budget for the year.
08/24/07. Former Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu retained his leadership of his centre-right Likud party in a primary election. The Likud party future is in dought because of Mr. Moshe Feiglin, an extreme right wing figure got 23% of the vote. Likud's mainstream voters are concerned. More to come, stay tune.
08/24/07. Last night at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, 500 flights were cancelled. This morning, 30 flights remain cancelled.
08/24/07. Illinois Govenor, Rod Blagojevich has signed the new $60 Billion dollar budget for the State of Illinois. More to come, stay tune.
08/24/07. Approximately 310,000 Com-Ed customers have went without power in the Chicagoland area during the storm yesterday. Com-Ed has requested 200 additional crews from other Utility companies to assist with the repair of down electrical power lines around the Chicagoland area. Currently this morning there are 250,000 customers are without power.
08/23/07. Sierra Leone went to the polls to elect a new president. Observers said the second election since its end of the country's civil war in 2002 was fair and free. More to come, stay tune.
08/23/07. Cuba's government released two political prisoners, including Francisco Chaviano who was arrested in 1994 for allegedly revealing state secrets while researching rafters who disappeared or died while trying to flee the island.
08/23/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley has announced that a .25% increase in Sales Tax is needed to fund the Chicago Transit Authority. He also wants to raise taxes on the Real Estate Transfer Tax. Public Pension problems are out of control. Tax payers are paying for the retirement of Public Union members who got fantastic retirement packages/contracts from publicly elected officials they donated money for their campaigns. It has finally caught up with the average everyday tax payer. Today is the 23rd day Illinois has no budget. More to come, stay tune.
08/23/07. In Utah where the six miners trapped will have one last chance for recovery. A sixth bore hole is being drilled to look and hear for any life deep into the mine. In the mean time, the owner of the mine is asking federal regulators to close that particular portion of the mine forever. More to come, stay tune.
08/22/07. 73 year old former Governor Republican George Ryan has received his conviction of Racketeering. He will seek another Appeal. He will stay out of jail until his 2nd Appeal request is considered. Stay Tune! More To Come!
08/22/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley said that one Casino can't fix all the Pension Problems. CTA Metra needed money to run in his city. He wants 2,000 City Managers to take 1 day off. Chicago has a budget shortfall of $217 Million. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
08/22/07. 2006 in Illinois - 1,000 teenagers had fatal Auto Accicents. New Law takes effect in January of 2008. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
08/22/07. America's two biggest retailers, Wal Mart and Home Depot, lowered their profit forecasts for the year, citing the sluggish housing market.
08/22/07. Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, reshuffled his cabinet. He removed Gordon O'Connor, the defence minister, who had clashed with the army commander, replacing him with Peter MacKay, who had been foreign minister.
08/22/07. Poland is likely to have an early election after its government fell apart. The prime minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, sacked all four ministers from his two junior coatlition partners. Mr. Kaczynski's party, Law and Justice, is trailing its right-wing rival, Civic Platform, in the opinion polls.
08/21/07. A total of 13 people are confermed dead from the 13 W Bridge Collapse. More to Come, stay tune!!
08/21/07. McDonalds Restaurant is looking to invest over a Billion dollars into its European market.
08/21/07. Turkey's ruling Justice and Developement (AK) Party nominated Abdullah Gul, the foreign minister, to the presidency. It was the fiercely secular army's objections to the previous nomination of Mr. Gul that led to the recent election, which AK won handsomely.
08/21/07. Govenor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich has signed into law new and tougher driving restrictions on Illinois teenagers yesterday. Driving Permits will be extended from 3 months to 9 months. Curfews for teens will be on WEEKDAYS, to 10p.m. and Weekends to 11p.m.. Only one non-related teenager will be able to be in the vehicle with a teenaged driver. This restriction is for one year. 50 hours of driving practice will be required before the new teenaged driver is ready to sit with any Illinois driver license facility instructor. Parents will have to sign off on that requirement. 10 of the hours will have to be at night. It is estimated that 12% of teenagers get into accidents in Illinois. More to come, stay tune.
08/21/07. The Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center at 11:32 A.M.. today. NASA had to push up the landing before Hurricane Dean hits land tomorrow. More to come, stay tune.
08/21/07. President Bush continues his tri-lateral meetings with Prime Minister of Canada, Harper and President of Mexico, Calderon in Canada to discuss Security, Illegal Drugs, and Tourism, (passport issues). More to come, stay tune.
08/20/07. Elvira Arellano the undocumented woman and mother of a U.S. child who had to hide from authorities in a Chicago North Side Church has been departed to Mexico. Her child is a U.S. citizen. He will stay in the U.S. More to Come, Stay Tune!!
08/20/07. The Utah miners have not been found. Authorities say that it seems unlikely the six trapped men are alive. Stay tuned, more to come!!
08/20/07. 10 Days of triple digit temperatures have killed 50 people in the midwest and southern states. the area currently has been lowered to more normal temperatures.
08/20/07. Endeavour heads home today one day earlier then expected. The gash in its belly does not hinder the re-entry of the Shuttle.
08/20/07. George Bush signed a bill that authorises and expands the American govrnment's ability to eavesdrop on its citizens. The Wiretapping Programme caused a furore when it came to light in late 2005, but the recent legislation passed the Senate with the support of 16 Democrats.
08/20/07. In a boost for Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon, his National Action Party held on to power in an election for govenoe of Baja California, defeating a challenge from Jorge Hank, a representative of the old guard of the formerly ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party.
08/28/07. In Greece, forest fires have devastated five villages. 3,000 people are homeless. So far 60 people have been killed. They got stuck in their cars or were on foot fleeing from the fire. People are blaming the fire fighters for letting the fire get out of hand. The out of control fire are blamed on extrmely high temperatures. There have been 3,000 fire since June 2007 in Greece. Land Speculators are blamed for hiring men to start the fire to burn down forests. They can then claim these lands for personal development. As long as the forest remains it is protected by the government. In Greece there is no land registry. The European Union is assisting Greece with fire personel and equipment. The Prime Minister of Greece, Costas Karamanlis has called for a snap general election for September 16th 2007. He is interested in tackling his countries Pension problems. He is looking to change the Pension policies of his Country. Unions in Greece are trying to stop him. Union are capable of doing anything to keep the status quo. More to come, stay tune.
08/28/07. Quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons, Micheal Vick has pleaded guilty for hosting Dog Fighting and operating a betting enterprise. Both are Federal offenses. He could spend five years in Prison. The NFL could fire him. The NFL is currently looking to get back the $22 million dollar bonus they gave him. He told the judge before his plea that he found God and Jesus. More to come, stay tune.
08/28/07. Hulk Hogan's 17 year old son was in an accident over the weekend, Sunday in his sporty Toyota Supra. He did walk away from the accident. Unfortunately, his friend, 22 year old John Breziano was in serious condition from the crash. He served in Iraq recently as a Marine and was in the States for some Rest and Relaxation. Today, his condition has been upgraded to serious condition. Authorities currently have said that so far no evidence of Alcohol or Drugs was found in the vehicle. More to come, stay tune.
08/28/07. The Actor Owen Wilson over the weekend tried to commit suicide. He asked the press to give himself privacy, time to heel, and respect. More to come, stay tune.
08/28/07. Alberto Gonzalez, the first Hispanic United States Attorney General has resigned yesterday morning. He held this post for 2 1/2 years. His last day on the job as Attorney General is September 17th, 2007. Prior to being the top attorney in the land, he was President Bush's counsel in the White House for 2 years. The 43rd President said, "Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez name was dragged through the mud for political reasons." Democrats have been looking to strip away President Bush's strongest appointments and allies. Today, the President is looking to replace Alberto Gonzalez. Names that have come up are so far, Huchinson, Chernoff, Fitzgerald, Hatch, and Lieberman. If Independent U.S. Senator Lieberman does get picked for the next Attorney General, the President could pick his successor. A Republican! This would give the Senate a Tie voting status on any legislation with Vice President Cheney having the tie breaking vote. President Bush would not be the Lame Duck his critics are saying he is currently. Could it be that this so-called dumb President is really a political genius? The near future will tell all. The Y Yes You Can family salutes Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez for all the work he has done to protect the American Public from terrorism. God Bless You Sir! Stay tune, more to come. James Liceaga :)
08/27/07. Georgia claimed that Russian jets invaded its airspace for the second time in a month. Russia's President Putin says it is a lie. More to come, stay tune.
08/27/07. Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, announced a $3.3 billion dollar, five year plan to tackle violent crime in 11 of his cities. Building 160 new prisons, improving salaries and conditions for police, and more social programs for poor youths.
08/27/07. The Bank of Japan held its benchmark interest rate at 0.5% because of the market's volatility. Investors thought it would rise. More to come, stay tune.
08/27/07. The celebrity Hulk Hogan's son was in an accident involving his sports car. He is in good condition and his passenger is in critical condition. More to come, stay tune.
08/27/07. In Utah, safety officials will use a robot camera to see if this will locate the trapped six miners. More to come, stay tune.
08/26/07. In Ohio yesterday, over 200,000 people are without power. Tornadoes, floods and thunderstorms occured Saturday. In Wisconsin 44 homes were destroyed and 1400 damaged. In Minnesota 1600 homes were damaged by the weather. Michigan witnessed the same type of weather related problems. Illinois is still trying to get all its residents electrical power. So far 600,000 Com-Ed customers have had their power restored. More to come, stay tune.
08/26/07. The Utah mine collapse that occured on August 6th, 2007 trapping six coal miners have not been found. Safety officials and rescue workers drilled a sixth bore hole which did not show any sign of life. A seventh hole might be drilled. More to come, stay tune.
08/26/07. America's Marathon Oil offered to buy Canada's Western Oil Sands for around $6.2 billion dollars. This allows Marathon Oil to gain access to the 174 billion barrels of oil that is believed to be recoverable from Canada's profitable oil sands. More to come, stay tune.
08/26/07. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada visited the Arctic to claim it's country's rights in that area. Russia recently claimed part of the North Pole, Russian. More to come, stay tune.
08/26/07. Zoologists failed to find a Yangtze River dolphine during a survey of the creature's historic range, the first likely extinction of a large vertebrate in 50 years. Other scientists discovered a species of bat, rodent, two types of shrews and two new frogs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
08/26/07. The U.S.A. is considering calling Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization. The organization is a political and commercial as well as military power in Iran. The move might make it vulnerable to international sanctions.
08/25/07. Com-Ed has stated that trees are still down. Currently 120,000 people are without power. Hundreds of out of state Utility Crews will be working all weekend. No estimation on how long power will be out for thousands of customers. Most likely a week. Com-Ed has restored 550,000 cutomers with their power. 80,000 customers in the Northern Suburbs, 20,000 in Chicago, and the remainder are in the Southern Suburbs are without power. More to come, stay tune.
08/25/07. China's inflation rate jumped to 5.6% in July, up from 4.4% in June and its highest level for more than a decade. Their Central bank expressed concern. To blame for the jump in inflation was their food prices.
08/25/07. Another Catholic Priest, Father Donald McGuire was convicted for molesting two boys, children attending the Church for services. Today Father McGuire is in his seventies and his actions were hidden from authorities since the 1960's. God only knows how many children this Catholic Priest molested. He picked on little boys for his sexual pleasure while their parents trusted him to teach their children Catholic traditions. He was a Priest mostly in Illinois. It is believed that the late Cardinal Bernadine and the current Cardinal, Francis George knew about this Priests actions and did nothing to protect the children from this child molesting predator. More to come, stay tune.
08/25/07. Quarterback Micheal Vick is suspended from the NFL. He is a suspect in Animal Cruelty and Illegal gambling. More to come, stay tune.
08/25/07. The rate of economic growth in the Euro area slowed to 0.3% in the second quarter compared with the first quarter. Concerns about the European Central Bank raising interest rates is real. More to come, stay tune.
08/25/07. Illinois Govenor, Rod Blagojevich has announced that the Counties of DuPage, Cook, Kane, DeKalb, Lake and McHenry will be designated as disaster areas and will need federal assistance. More to come, stay tune.
08/14/07. Republican Presidential Candidate, Tommy Thompson has decided to drop out of the race.
08/14/07. The collapse of the 35W Bridge over the Mississippi has claimed its ninth victim. More to come, stay tune.
08/14/07. A bridge in the Hunan province of China has collapsed, killing 22. 57 people have been rescued but 44 are still missing. The bridge was being built and was to be opened to the public at the end of August. Xiao Rucheng, secretary General of China's Institute of Bridge and Structural Engineering said that bridges in China are being built to fast and are poorly designed.
08/14/07. Illinois 1,400 page budget was finally analized by Govenor Blagojevich. He said he doesn't like the budget plan his Democrat comrades passed last week. He did pass laws that gives more money for veterans and more money to hospitals that assist the poor. It is a wonder how this Govenor is the last to know how tax money is to be spent in Illinois. He should stay in Springfield instead of living in Chicago. That is where the legislature works. He said he needs more time to study the budget. More to come, stay tune.
08/14/07. Pakistan celebrates its 60th year of Independence from 200 years of British rule. Our allie, Gen. President Pervez Musharraf was a boy when 10 million people were able to come back home after the British were kicked out. It is estimated that 200,000 TO 1 Mi;llion people died in achieving independence from Britain. India will celebrate 60 years of independence from Britain o Wednesday. Congratulations Pakistan and India.
08/13/07. The new movie, Rush Hour 3 brought in this weekend $50 million dollars.
08/13/07. Merv Griffon passed away. He was 82 years old. He creared Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy. He was a song writer, singer, television producer, creator of shows, a fantastic business man. He will be missed. Another person from my past has died. : (
08/13/07. Presidents Bush's chief political advisor Carl Rove has decided to resign. August 31, 2007 will be his last day in the White House.. He is planing on writing a book.
08/13/07. The six miners trapped in Utah are still missing. Another hole will be drilled to see if any one is alive. This could take four to five days. More to come, stay tune.
08/12/07. Japan's voters delivered a humiliating verdict on the government of Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, and his Liberal Democratic Party. For the first time the LDP is not biggest party in the upper house of the Diet (parliament) after an election in which half the seats were contested.
08/12/07. Pakistan's president, General Pervez Musharraf, was reported to have met Benazir Bhutto, an exiled former prime minister. Ms. Bhutto insists General Musharraf must stand down from the army if he is to stay on as president.
08/12/07. In Cambodia a United Nations-backed tribunal into abuses perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge regime of 1975-78 filed its first charges.
08/12/07. There are no signs of survivors in Utah after six minors are trapped. There was also a mic placed where they are trapped and again there were no signs of life.
08/11/07. Tying with 20 other players Tiger Woods got a 63 on Friday for the best score ever in a major and ending the second round of the PGA Championship.
08/11/07. America's Marathon Oil offered to buy Canada's Western Oil Sands for around $6.2 billion.
08/11/07. Verizon Wireless said it would buy Rural Cellular for $2.7 billion to reduce the roaming expenses.
08/11/07. The six trapped minors in Utah had a camera placed in the shaft to see who is alive.
08/11/07. Yesterday Shuttle Endeaver reached the Space Station. It has a 3ft gash under its belly.
08/10/07. The six coal miners trapped in a Utah coal mine have not been rescued yet. Authorities commented that no communication has been transmitted from the trapped coal miners. There is enough air but so far no sounds are coming from where the coal miners are believed to be trapped. More to come, stay tune.
08/10/07. The first Gay Agenda Presidential Debate was held yesterday. Six Democratic candidates attended. No Republican Presidential candidates attended. All six candidates called for civil unions. Illinois Jr. Senator Barack Hussein Obama said that it is possible to pass legal marriage for gay couples. New Mexico's Govenor Bill Richardson said that it will happen in the near future.
08/10/07. Three more bodies found while authorities were searching the waters of the Mississippi River from the I35W bridge collapse. That brings the total so far to eight bodies recovered. Five people are confirmed missing. Authorities are leaning to the possibility that the bridge collapse was do to old age and not lack of maintenance, or construction failures. Unions are happy with this assessment. More to come, stay tune.
08/10/07. The Illinois legislature by a simple majority has passed an overdue State Budget yesterday night and early this morning by the Illinois House and the Senate. The new $59 Billion dollar budget gives Illinios Education system $600 million dollars more money. State workers will be paid. $200 million dollars will be given to Illinois legislators for their Pork Barrel projects. That is about $650,000 per State legislator. The budget does raise taxes on business owners, they loose $125 million dollars. The Chicago Transit Authority gets no money, No Capital Bill funding, No Health Care Money, Stroger Hospital gets no money in this bill. The Govenor of Illinois is upset. He could veto this bill. This bill passed by a simple majority which means that Govenor Blagojevich has a Veto majority. The Govenor said that this budget doesn't meet the needs of the people. He might not sign the bill. More to come, stay tune.
08/10/07. President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has made a deal with Ecuador to build a $5 billion dollar oil refinery. Before arriving in Equador, President Hugo Chavez visited Argintina and Uruguay. In Argintina he promise to purchase $1 Billion dollars worth of their government bonds. In Uruguay, President Hugo Chavez agreed to discuss plans on expanding their sole oil refinery and promised to guarantee access to Venezuela's oil and natural gas. His next visit is Bolivia. Energy Cooperation is what President Hugo Chavez is conducting in South America. Hugo Chavez has made special deals with China recently to ship all the oil China needs to expand their government. More to come, saty tune.
08/10/07. The Illinois State Fair opens today. It runs through August 19th, 2007.
08/19/07. It's Official, the British Army has ended Operation Banner (since 1969) in Northern Ireland. British will leave 5,000 troops to support the Police. Is it really over? More to come, stay tune.
08/19/07. Rescue workers in Utah have drilled a fourth hole 1,400 feet deep to hear for life from six trapped coal miners. It's been 12 days. No sign of life. A fifth hole is planned to be drilled soon. More to come, stay tune.
08/19/07. Micheal K. Deaver deputy chief to our 40th President, Ronald Reagan has passed away at 69 years old yesterday at his home in Bertesda, Maryland. He died from pancreatic cancer. As a media expert the 40th President was served well. He once said, "I didn't make Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan made me." He was the White House deputy chief from 1981 to 1985. Micheal Deaver, Edwin Meese III, and James K. Baker III were known a the "troika". In 1987, Mr. Deaver was convicted for perjury. He was charged with three of five of the counts for lying to authorities re. lobbying questions. He blamed alcoholism for not remembering. He was sentenced to three years probation, fined $100,000 dollars and ordered to perform 1,500 hours of public service. In 1989, he did not get a pardon from outgoing President Reagan. He didn't want it anyway. Another person from my past has passed away! : (
08/18/07. NASA might not allow the Shuttle Endeavor astronauts to walk in space today. The mission might be cut by one day. The Endeavor did get th OK to re-enter earth's atmosphere without repairing the gash to its underbelly. The Heat tiles are good enough not to threaten the Shuttle. More to come, stay tune.
08/18/07. In Utah the six coal miners will not be rescued. It has become dangerous. Three rescue workers have been killed and six were injured. No signs of life were detected in the collapsed mine. More to come, stay tune.
08/18/07. Immigration Rally is scheduled in Los Angeles today. More to come, stay tune.
08/18/07. Chicago's 49th Air & Water Show is today. 1 Million people are expected to attend at the Lake front.
08/17/07. Killer Cops must be stopped! That is what a group of protesters were yelling when they went into a Chicago Professional Standard Board meeting was in session. The protesters are tired of the terrorism type actions Chicago Police have conducted in minority areas.
08/17/07. Three rescue workers were killed and six injured last night trying to reach the six miners. The Rescue efforts has been haulted.
08/17/07. The upper house of Japan's Diet (parliament) named as its president Satsuki Edaof the Democratic Party of Japan, following the defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in elections last month. It is the first time an opposition party has taken control of the upper house since the LDP came to power in 1955.
08/17/07. Poland's Government wobbled again. Self-Defence, a junior coalition partner, said it would pull out of the coalition with the ruling Law and Justice Party. Meanwhile, the Law and Justice prime minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, sacked the interior minister.
08/17/07. Georgia complained volubly about a Russian missile that it said had been dropped by Russian aircraft into a field near the breakaway Georgian republisc of South Ossetia. Thr Russians said the Georgians must have dropped the bomb themselves.
08/17/07. South Korea's president, Roh Moo-hyun, will travel to Pyongyang later this month for a meeting with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il. It will be the first time since 2000, and only the second the countries have ever held.
08/16/07. After a microphone and camera were put under ground to find the six trapped miners they can here a vibration type sound. No one really knows what it is but others think its the miners.
08/16/07. In an open letter to Catholics in China, Pope Benedict wrote in conciliatory terms about China's state-controlled Catholic Church. He also stressed that the church in China had no mission to change the country politicaly.
08/16/07. Portugal took over from Germany as president of the European Union. Its main job over the next six months will be to draw up a full text of the new treaty agreed upon in outline by the recent EU summit.
08/16/07. The FBI widened its investigation into political corruption involving an energy-services company in Alaska when it searched the home of Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican senator.
08/15/07. NASA will decide today how the Space Shuttle will be repaired. It is docked onto the International Space Station with a gash in its underbelly's heat tiles. More to come, stay tune.
08/15/07. Illinois Govenor Blagojevich has decided to use his Executive powers on the current delayed budget proposal presented to him. He will veto portion of the bill. His cut to the budget will be $200 million dollars of pork and $300 million dollars of other special projects legislatures are trying to benefit from. The Govenor did give all top political officials a 10% pay raise. More to come, stay tune.
08/15/07. Chicago Alderman Caldenas from the 12th Ward is proposing up to a .25 cent tax on all bottled water. Chicago's Mayor Daley loves the idea. More to come, stay tune.
08/15/07. Detroit's big three carmakers reported a drop in sales in the United States. June 2007 General Motors lost 24% in vehicle sales compared to June 2006. More to come, stay tune.
08/15/07. Chrysler signed a partnership deal with Chery, a Chinese carmaker, which will produce Chinese made cars under the Chrysler brand for export to the United States. American carmakers have a strong presence in China's domestic market. More to come, stay tune.
08/05/07. Pakistan has moved over 100,000 mountain troops to their borders to fight and seek terrorist hiding and moving supplies in those 16,000 feet high mountains. Pakistan is an allie of the U.S.A.. More to come, stay tune.
08/05/07. The Democratic ruled 110th House of Representatives in Washington with a 395 to 13 vote passed a $460 Billion dollar Pentagon Budget. None of the money is to be allocated for Iraqi Military efforts. President Bush is upset and looking for Representatives that he can work with in fighting terrorism. More to come, stay tune.
08/05/07. Congratulations to San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds. Yesterday, 43 year old Bonds has tied Hammerin Hank Aaron's 755th Home Run record that Aaron hit back in 1974. Yesterday Barry Bonds hit a 91 mph fast ball 382 feet ito left field off Padres Pitcher Clay Hensley. The Padres won the game yesterday 3 - 2 in 12 months. Barry Bonds is the Godson of Willie Mays and son of an ALL STAR Outfielder.
08/05/07. In Britain, near Normandy U.K., Foot and Mouth Disease was diagnosed with their cattle. The virus strain is similar to a virus strain that a research lab is researching nearby the farm where the infected cattle were found. All the cattle infected have been destroyed. The last time this disease was found in Britain was 2001. Britain tried to blame the U.S.A. then. Currently, the new Prime Minister Gordan Brown acted immediately and contained the disease. We will see how this virus got out of the lab. More to come, stay tune.
08/05/07. Turkey has sworn in their newly elected Parliament. This elected body will be much more friendly with the Kurds that live in Turkey and Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
08/04/07. The celebrity, Wayne Chapman, the Bounty Hunter has been found not guilty from a Mexican Judge. Mr. Chapman a few years ago went into Mexico to capture Andrew Lester a Rapist that left the U.S.A. to hide in Mexico. He was caught and held by force in Mexico by Wayne Chapman without asking permission from Mexican Authorities. The Mexican Judge dismissed the case do to Statute of Limitations ran out. The Bounty hunter could have faced 124 years in jail. After hearing the news, Mr. Chapman cried with happiness.
08/04/07. NASA blasts off a robot controlled Delta Rocket for a mission to Mars. More to come, stay tune.
08/04/07. A Federal Judge ruled that the FBI broke the law when they took Congressman William Jefferson's documents out of his Congressional office. The FBI has been ordered to return all documents taken out of his office. All other charges involved in his case go forward. He is charged with corruption. More to come, stay tune.
08/04/07. The 35W bridge collapse has officially five dead. Eight people are missing. President Bush will be on site of this disaster and yesterday the 110th Congress has allocated $250 million dollars to build a new bridge. More to come, stay tune.
08/04/07. Bloggers Convention in Downtown Chicago. All but one Presidential Democratic Candidate will participate in a Presidential debate. Senator Joe Biden can't make it. More to come, stay tune.
08/03/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley wants more time to pick a new Police Superindendant. Superindendant Cline to leave before a permanent replacement is found. Chicago's Police Board is not happy. More to come, stay tune.
08/03/07. Russia has claimed part of the Arctic Ocean's bottom theirs. They sent a ship with a small submarine on board to submerge 2 1/2 miles down and placed a Metal RUSSIAN Flag on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean that is rich with natural gas and oil. The mineral rich bottom of the Arctic ocean is now in the hands of the Russians. This give the Russians major leverage in the world oil markets. While the US.A. is going green, Russia has out maneuvered the U.S.A. for the next 150 years. America, wake up! Expect another fight with Russia. We were listening to minutemen and arguing how hard working people that are brown skinned will change the U.S.A. Taking jobs and weakening the U.S.A. That is what the minutemen and women were saying. Even though these undocumented people contribute 100% to our economy. Making Mexico an enemy is stupid. They have assisted our energy and food needs. Plus lots more to mention later. This country could have had a booming economy next year. Have you noticed American car makers are hurting and housing across the U.S.A. is depressed. Instead of reforming immigration policies, law makers and minutemen act like facists. While we were arguing for stupid items, passing laws that weaken the U.S.A., the Russians did something bold and strong, making their country a major player in what really counts, world leverage. More to come, stay tune.
08/03/07. The Chicago Transportation Department is responsible for 300 bridges around Chicago. Illinois Govenor, Blagojevich has ordered all bridges in the state to be inspected. By the way, still no balanced budget for the state of Illinois. This is the third day. Legislatures have adjourned their emergency session in Springfield. Top Democrats that are leaders of the House and Senate in the State of Illinois will not work with their top Democrat Govenor, Blagojevich. No response by Illinois Govenor. Some Illinois State workers my not get paid on Agust 8th 2007. More to come, stay tune.
08/03/07. President Bush has said that the Federal Government will do everything it can to assist Minnesota state officials in resourses to recover the bodies in the Mississippi River and in building another bridge. In the ast six years the 43rd President has increased state highway and bridge funding by $40 billion dollars which is a 30% increase in funding for states. More than the 42nd President did by the time he left office. The big question is what has the States done with this money? More to come, stay tune.
08/03/07. Britains Finance companies represent 8% of their Gross Domestic Product. By the way, the Euro closed yesterday at €1.3694.
08/02/07. The 35W Bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota collapsed at 6p.m. during rush hour yesterday. The bridge is 40 years old. Over 50 cars are in the Mississippi River. All rescue efforts are halted. Only recovery work to continue. Oficially five bodies have been identified. More to come, stay tune.
08/02/07. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Secretary of Defense, Gates are in Israel speaking on a two state solution. More to come, stay tune.
08/02/07. Greece continues its heat wave. So far hundreds of people have parished because of the extreme heat. More to come, stay tune.
08/02/07. Chicago's porch collapse case from 2003 has been ruled on by an Appellet Court. The ruling was in favor of Chicago. Chicago was found not responsible for the cause of the collapse. Plaintiffs will seek an appeal. The property owner will be fully responsible for this accident. Renters who hosted a back porch party should be completely responsible for allowing thousands of pounds of their friends to party on a wood structure. More to come, stay tune.
08/02/07. Chicago's Soldiers Field is now smoke free. Anyone caught smoking wil be asked to put it out. The second time caught the smoker will be kicked out of the facility that tax payers paid to renovate. $650 million dollars of renovation.
08/01/07. Rev. Al Sharpton will be in Chicago Illinois to set up non for profit organization to battle discrimination. His first big effort will be to get involved the Jon Burge case. Chicago Police Brutality cases. More to come, stay tune.
08/01/07. Illinois has no budget. Last night at mid-night the extended budget package ended. By August 8th, non vital employees will not get paid if no budget is passed. Illinois Govenor Blagojevich has not responded as of this morning. More to come, stay tune.
08/01/07. Rupert Murdock's New's Corp. has been approved to purchase the Wall Street Journal for $5 billion dollars. That is $60 per share. The Bancroft family owns 37% of the Company. They are the heirs of the original founder, Mr. Clarence Barron. He was the genius who started the Dow Jones. More to come, stay tune.
08/01/08. The United States Army is giving $20,000 signing bonus if new recruits sign up by August 27th, 2007. More to come, stay tune.
08/09/07. Juan Luna a suspect in the Brown Chicken murders has been found guilty. Life in Prison with no possibility of parole. Mr. Luna before sentenced was not allowed to address the jury or the judge. His lawyer said he will appeal but understands he will be in prison for a long time before any judge hears his appeal. Remember at that time the killings took place, Police screwed up the crime scene. More to come, stay tune.
08/09/07. Yesterday the Bald Eagle has been officially lifted from the Endangered Species List. It took 44 years. Congratulations to our Environmentalists. : )
08/09/07. A balanced budget for Illinois might get approved by tonight. Stay tuned.
08/09/07. Fidel Castro has commented that he might not let his Olympic Boxing team fight in the U.S.A. HE IS CONCERNED THAT THEY MIGHT DEFECT. Top boxing agents have been found hanging around his top fighters promising them big contracts worth lots of money. Don't you love Capitalism! I do. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga : )
08/09/07. President Bush will have a news conference today before he leaves on vacation. He will be meeting with heads of states in Mexico and Canada later this month while on vacation. A working vacation. President Bush was treated for Lime disease this year. He was biking in the woods when he got bit by a deer tick. More to come, stay tune.
08/09/07. The six trapped UTAH coal miners could be reached by Friday. No one knows if they are alive or dead. More to come, stay tune.
08/09/07. Beijing China celebrated and started the count down for their hosting of the Olympics one year from yesterday. The problems China will have to deal with is food, security, transportation, crime, polution and terrorism. Their theme song is that they will be ready for the International games. So far 500,000 tourist will be expected to attend next year. More to come, stay tune.
08/08/07. Forgive us for not providing news earlier today. Our internet provider was down for service. Thankyou for your continued support of this site and please tell your friends and family to check us out. Thankyou, Jim Liceaga
08/08/07. Barry Bonds hits his 756th home run! He is the Home Run King. He hit his 756th Home Run against the Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik in the 5th inning. It was a glorious fly ball into right center field, 435 feet of wonderful leather flying into the night sky. Congratulations Barry Bonds, the Home Run King! More to come, stay tune.
08/08/07. As of tonight 4,900 Illinois State workers wil not get paid. Illionis Controller, Hynes says he doesn't have full authority to pay state workers. The Govenor of Illinois, Blagojevich says that Controller Hynes does have that power. Both men are Democrats, both from Chicago playing political games. The State Union says if checks are not delivered their Union Members will not be at their jobs. Like that doesn't allready happen. The Illinois State Lergislature run by Democrats has not passed a balanced budget. The only thing on the table is that raising taxes on your employment wages is what Democrats want to pass in Springfield, the Capital of Illinois. Govenor Blago has said he doesn't want to raise taxes on Illinois resident wages but he does want to raise taxes on reciept or sales taxes. No matter what, Illinois residents will be paying higher taxes and fees. More to come, stay tune.
08/08/07. In Emery County Utah, rescue efforts for the six coal miners have been halted. The reason is tremors from a previous earth quake occured last night making the rescue efforts dangerous. Authorities say it could take a week before we get to the trapped coal miners. Currently no communication has occured with the six men trapped. More to come, stay tune.
08/08/07. Chicago's, Mayor Daley, said yesterday that we as Americans should not talk about guns used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Americans should talk about guns in the United States only. My question and what the media was scared to ask, was what did this comment really mean? Is the Mayor not interested in what terrorist are using as weapons against our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Mayor Daley we know is against the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution of the United States, there is no question regarding that question, but what did he mean by the other comment?
08/08/07. A new airline to start flying out of the United States. Virgin America is the airline to fly with their all high tech gadgets at your finger tips and in front of your face with built screens in seats in front of you. Congradulations to this airline taking risks to do business in the U.S.A., Competition Counts! Virgin Airlines is an established business flying out of Britain. More to come, stay tune.
08/08/07. The Space Shuttle Endeavor holding seven astronauts will blast off to the space station tonight. More to come, stay tune.
08/07/07. Some German Politicians are concerned with the French offer to build a nuclear power plant for Libya. German's are concerned with the trust worthiness of the French and Muammar Qaddafi, the leader of Libya. Questions the Germans have is why they were not asked to build it or why they were not added to the French team to build the reactor? It is not because they are interested in keeping nuclear power from a former enemy of the U.S.A.. Germany is looking for contracts to do business around the world.
08/07/07. A year after Fidel Castro handed over power to his younger brother Raul, Castro said he has been consulted on Cuban Governmental affairs. Fidel Castro had intestinal surgery last year and had to leave office for health reasons.
08/07/07. The Union AFL-CIO is hosting a Democratic Presidential Debate at Soldiers Field in Chicago tonight, starting at 6pm.
08/07/07. In Emery County, Utah six miners are still being searched for after their mine shaft collapsed. So far no commumication has taken place with the missing miners. Authorities do not know if they are alive. The six men do have enough water and food for a few more days. More news to come, stay tune.
08/07/07. Chicago Public School CEO, Arne Duncan has stated he would like to see Illinois Property Taxes rise to pay for his employees pensions and health care. Mayor Daley has stated the same in the past. More to come, stay tune.
08/07/07. President Bush has signed a bill to replace the 35w Bridge. Minnesota will get $250 million dollars to build a new bridge. Authorities are continuing their efforts in finding bodies that are reported missing fromn the collapse of that bridge. More to come, stay tune.
08/07/07. It is estimated that 2008 Hispanic owned businesses in Illinois will bo approximately $11 Billion Dollars worth of business, generating tax revenue for the State.
08/06/07. Trustee in Carpentersville Illinois, Paul Humpfer is in court today for beating his wife with a bat. More to come, stay tune.
08/06/07. The third movie in a popular spy series, Bourne Ultimatum featuring Jasen Bourne has earned $70 million dollars over this weekend. That is the biggest movie opening in the month of August ever.
08/06/07. Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert and Prime Minister of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas have met in Jericho in the West Bank. The topic is an Independent State for the Palestinian people. No compromise to come out of this meeting. More tocome, stay tune.
08/06/07. Navy and FBI Federal divers are being sent to assist Minnesota authorities to search and recover the eight people currently missing from the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse. This is day five of the operation to find the missing people. Their could be more people not accounted for. So far five have died from this tragedy. The National Transportation Safety Authority is looking into the allegations that the construction company and their workers working on the bridge could have left to much weight on the bridge, leaving material and cement without permission. Bridges can handle only so much weight and if the construction workers didn't follow strict weight requirements this could be the cause for the 35W Bridge collapse. More to come, stay tune.
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