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April 28, 2008 Breaking News

I'm Suing You

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:42:34 PDT
We've all heard about the famous lawsuits of frivolousness that made front page news simply for their stupidity. Woman sues McDonald's for spilling coffee on self... A family sued Honda because their drunken daughter couldn't fasten her seat belt. Two plumbers sued an adhesive manufacturer because they felt “flammable" wasn't enough warning...

Get Your Computer to Boot Faster

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:46:02 PDT
When I worked in a television news room, it took so long to boot up our computers that we were told to never turn them off in case the next shift needed them for a breaking story. Today I work primarily out of my home office. I used to consume a full cup of coffee every morning, waiting for my desktop to wake up, but I%u2019ve found some time saver

Comic Book Store owner shot, and needs your help

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:50:47 PDT
Dave Pirkola, my trusty comic book purveyor, was shot Friday night in a robbery attempt in his store. He's a good guy, and needs help. I don't know much more than the news sites, but I do know that he's 'stable' yet 'critical.'

Subtle Ageism - Using only first names insults young people

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:55:34 PDT
Older people, once introduced in a story, are standardly referred to by their last names on subsequent references. But newspaper stylebooks -- the rulebooks that govern such matters -- typically provide different rules for younger news subjects.

A Plethora of Market Moving News Scheduled This Week

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:02:17 PDT
Also Mondays trade signals and support and resistance levels.

Can Blogs/Social Media improve news quality?

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:15:20 PDT
This is one of the few areas where Blogging has succeeded through conventional web pages regarding finding information. A Blogger is just performing Quality Management on the world’s content, and whilst sometimes it can have disastrous consequences it should be heralded as a step forward in the free information age.

Obama on Fox News Sunday

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:15:51 PDT
Interview with Barrack Obama on Fox News

Weekend Review with the Cigar Woman - Hows it going Damsel!

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:28:39 PDT
Well the Hottest News on my Block is Cigars 4 Women - acronym C4W. Heres a little snippet of the saucy discussions were having at C4W.Adventures of the road :) Posted by CGAR Girl on April 25, 2008 at 9:01am in Whats On Your Mind? (Change) It took me 3 Uturns, 2 completely illegal lane changes, and 1 really close call with a pole...

Barack Obama talks with Fox News (Los Angeles Times)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 00:25:34 PDT
He tells Chris Wallace that the racial factor won't decide the general election, and he shrugs off a call by Hillary Clinton for a 22nd debate. His appearance puts to rest Fox News' 'Obama Watch.' Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Sunday that he was not struggling to attract working-class voters because of race and that he could win over uncommitted superdelegates by showing ...

Week in video-game news (AP via Yahoo! News)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 04:26:22 PDT
News from the virtual world:

Stock futures rise on takeover news (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 04:47:24 PDT
Stock futures rose on Monday, helped by news of a likely $22 billion takeover of chewing gum maker Wm Wrigley Jr Co and record crude oil prices, which could lift shares of energy companies.

Oil prices jump after news of shots fired in Gulf (USA Today)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:54:53 PDT
Oil prices rose sharply Friday on news that a ship under contract to the U.S. Defense Department fired warning shots at two Iranian boats. Retail gas prices as expected rose further into record territory, nearing $3.60 a gallon.

Political Wrap-Up: Obama on 'Fox News' (NPR)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 06:04:59 PDT
Morning Edition , April 28, 2008 · Renee Montagne talks to NPR Senior News Analyst Cokie Roberts about the race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Stocks have modest pop amid deal news, earnings reports (AP via Yahoo! News)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 06:42:38 PDT
Wall Street gets off to a modestly higher start as investors digested more acquisition news and also placed bets ahead of earnings reports on tap for the session.

Stocks open flat; takeover news helps (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 06:42:52 PDT
Stocks opened little changed on Monday as news of a proposed $23 billion takeover of chewing gum maker Wm Wrigley Jr Co offset worries about record oil prices and concerns about the economy.

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