07/30/07. Secretary of Defense, Bill Gates and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice are leaving to the Middle East to deliver a military defense package for Arab nations. The total package is worth $5 billion to $20 billion dollars. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Israel will be getting a 25% increase in Military aid worth $30 bllion dollars. Jordn will get approx. $13 billion dollars. Israel is upset that the other Arab nations in this story are getting military aid and has pressured Washington to give them more money to go along with ths Arab Military Aid. The 110th Congress will have to approve this deal when the Sec. of Defense and the Sec. of State return from their trip to the Middle East. More to come, stay tune.
07/30/07. Swedish director and film maker Ingram Bergman has died this morning at the wonderful age of 89. He made more than 50 films. Another person from my past has passed away. : (
07/30/07. 71 year old Tom Snyder has passed away Sunday from lymphacytic leukemia in San Francisco. He was dignosed in 2005. He was known for his late night talk show, 'Tomorrow Show'. He came on television after 'The Johnny Carson Show'. Another person from my past has passed away. : (
07/30/07. The 'Simpson Movie' released over the weekend has generated $72 million dollars.
07/30/07. National average price of regular gas is $2.88 per gallon. Fuel prices have fallen about .17 cents per gallon in the last seven days. Two of the refinerys that were off line have returned on line this week.
07/30/07. Mexico's Prison System has approved conjugal visits for their gay prisoners.
07/30/07. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown meets with President Bush at Camp David. On the agenda is the economy, security and Iraq. This is the first high level meetingbetween the two leaders. Also the first time both men will have a Joint Press Conference together.
07/30/07. Chicago teachers evaluations have been found uncredible. Principals that evaluate teachers said that the School Union and their rules do not allow them to evaluate teachers correctly. The Teacher's Union will work to update and reform their policy to allow school principals to evaluate teachers without inflating results. No comment from Chicago's Mayor Daley.
07/31/07. Chief Justice Roberts is released from the hospital. Yesterday afternoon, Supreme Court Chief Justice, 52 year old John Roberts had a benign idopathie siezure at his summer home at Port Clyde Maine. Part of the Hupper Island. This is his 2nd siezure. Back in 1993 he had his last siezure. A second siezure could be result in Chief Justice Robert's having Epilepsy. He might need Anti Siezure Medications. He will spend portion of his day in the Hospital for evaluations. More to come, stay tune.
07/31/07. NFL Team, San Francisco 49'ners former head coach Bill Walsh has passed away from luekemia. He was a great coach. More to come, stay tune. Another person from my past is gone. : (
07/31/07. Illinois Cook County States Attorneys who are non union have won their $21 million dollar lawsuit for a pay raise aggainst the County which is broke. Cook County is $500 millon dollars in the whole. They will be getting an 8% pay raise that will be credited to their pay checks going back three whole years. There are about 800 prosecutors that will benefit from this generous pay raise.
07/31/07. U.K.'s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has agreed to back the U.S. position to apply sanctions on Iran. The sanctions are for Iran's continued manufacturing of nuclear material for weapons use. More to come, stay tune.
07/31/07. ABN AMRO Board Members have decided not to consider Barclays Bank bid of €63 Billion Euros. The Royal Bank of Scotland has bid €71.5 billion Euros. More to come, stay tune.
07/31/07. Illinois legislature must pass a budget or else the Illinois government will shut down. More to come, stay tune.
07/31/07. Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas is in Russia seeking support for their Fatah Government. In the past, Russia has supported the Hamas Political Party in Palestine. More to come, stay tune.
07/29/07. Britain's Barclays Bank raised is offer to purchase ABN AMRO to about €68 Billion Euros which is in dollar terms about $93 billion dollars. Barclays Bank also added a 37% cash component to the offer. So far Royal Bank of Scotland has the highest overall bid ith 93% of the deal is cash. Remember, cash is King! No pun intended. More to come, stay tune.
07/29/07. Illinois Republican Senate candidate, Jim Oberweis has been fined for violating Fedral law re. commercials he aired on television during the U.S. Senate race of 2004.
07/29/07. Barry Bonds has hit his 754th Home Run! More to come, stay tune.
07/29/07. Apple has sold 9.8 million iPods last quarter. This has contributed to a 73% quarterly profit compared to 2006. AT&T reported that 146,000 iPhones had been activated in its first weekend of sales. These figures are lower than what was predicted. Apple reported it sold 270,000 iPhones in 30 hours.
07/29/07. The Minimum wage in the United States increased .70 cents to $5.85 per hour. This is the first minimum raise since 1997.
07/29/07. Italy's government has passed a pension reform package of its workers. Italy has Europe's oldest population and the minimum retirement age will now be raised to the age of 60 years old beginning in 2011. More to come, stay tune.
07/25/07. The Pentagon has implemented the Joint Campaign Plan in Iraq. A full U.S. troop surge in Iraq till beginning of summer 2008. Expect No reduction of U.S. troops till end of Spring 2008. The report might have troops in Iraq until June 2009. That is when Generals are looking to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq. The region demands our presense their until Iraqi government has a better handle on their terrorism problem. More to come, stay tune.
07/25/07. New Alert for terrorism at our airports. Screeners will be looking at ordinary items more closely. Terrorist cells in our country have been trained in building bombs with Ordinary materials. Please keep aware of any suspicious materials and or people at our airports. No specific details of where or when terorist may strike. September 2006, materials were found at four airports around the nation that have federal authorities concerned. More to come, stay tune.
07/25/07. The Post Office has changed the rules for mailing 13oz. packages. If using regular postage stamps you must now visit the Post Office to mail your 13oz. or heaveir package. This change is to fight terrorism. In the past, a 16oz. package needed to be done this way. More to come stay tune.
07/25/07. The Chicago Shed Aquarium has lost one of their male Pacific White Sided Dolphins. 30 year old Jump the Dolphin died do to old age. He came from the San Antonio Sea World in 2005. Jump was part of a breeding program In the past, the Chicago Shed Aquarium has had problems with keeping their Buluga Whales alive.
07/25/07. Democratic Presidential Candidate, Govenor Richardson has stated if he is elected President in 2008, he will implement a minimum wage for teachers. Starting teacher salaries at $40,000 per year. Check out all 2008 Presidential Candidates web sites on our page titled Candidates Web Page.
07/25/07. An Arab league delegation has presented a Peace Plan to Israel. Foreign Ministers from Jordan and Egypt and a 22 members presented the plan to Israel which detailes full recognition of Israel for land. In return, Israel must Return the lands it took during the 1967 War. The United Nations has stated this request for decades. Israel has said it would be against its interest to give back the land it is currently illegally occupying. Israel refuses to allow the Palestinian refugees back into their properties that Israeli Settlers are illegally occupying. More to come, stay tune.
07/24/07. Iran, United States and Iraq have agreed to create a security sub-committee to implement security initiatives in Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
07/24/07. Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez has decided to jointly build petrochemical fatories in Iran and his own country. Iran has a shortage of oil refineries n their country. This will make Iran and Venezuela partners in oil exploration and refinery business. More to come, stay tune.
07/24/07. President Bush had five small pollyps removed from his colon. Results should be known within two days. More to come, stay tune.
07/24/07. Iran and the United States have met this morning. On the table for discussions is the future security of Iraq. The average age of Iraqi people is 19 years old. The average age of Iranians is 29 years old. More to come, stay tune.
07/24/07. In Longford England, floods continue to do damage to the public. 10,000 people are without homes, 50,000 people are without electricity, and 150,000 people are without fresh drinking water. This is the worst flooding the U.K. has had in 60 years. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has not blamed his new administration for not warning the public. Insurance Companies said that this flooding will cost $150 million dollars. It is predicted to rain tonight in the United Kingdom. More to come, stay tune.
07/24/07. Drew Carey has been picked to replace Bob Barker in the sensational television show, 'The Price is Right'. This was a dream come true for the 49 year old comedian from Ohio.
07/28/07. Vice President Cheyney has undergone surgury to replace a pace maker battery in his chest. More to come, stay tune.
07/28/07. In Phoenix, Arizona, six helicoptors were monitoring a man running away from police. A police chase started and the five helecoptors hired by television news stations hovered over the incident. There was one Police helicoptor in the area monitoring the situation. With all those helicoptors in the area it gets dangerous. Two of the five news helicoptors crashed into each other, killing four people. Two pilots and two photographers.
07/28/07. In Illinois, a DuPage County Judge orders the City of Chicago to stop demolishing trees and homes in Bensenville, Illinois. Chicago was ordered to stop expansion of O'Hare airport in the past. Mayor Daley didin't believe he needed to comply to Judges orders. More to come, stay tune.
07/28/07. Nicole Richie is sentenced to four days in jail for driving under the influence of alcohol. More to come, stay tune.
07/28/07. The Atlanta Falcon quarterback, Micheal Vick has stated he is innocent of charges regarding dog fighting business and betting. Rebok and Nike the former slave child laborer shoe company have pulled his name brand merchandise off store merchandise. Jersey card company has halted all printing of Micheal Vicks picture on their cards. The NFL suspended his multi million dollar contract. More to come, stay tune.
07/28/07. Yesterday the House of Representatives has passed Security Bill 911 giving the 110th Congress a bill to send to the President to sign into law. Most likely the 43rd President to sign the bill this weekend. The House was suppose to approve it Thursday after the Senate approved it. More to come, stay tune.
07/27/07. The U.S. Senate passed an Updated Security Bill with a vote of 85-8. The 911 Bill. All containers to be scanned for nuclear devices before they leave foreign ports for the U.S. Scanning of all cargo on passenger aircraft with in three years. Installing radiation monitoring equiptment in more than 600 foreign ports. Creating new position of director of National Intelligance and tightening screening procedures on land borders. Federal Security grants to make sure high-risk states and urban areas get more money. A new interoperability grant program for local, state, and federal officials so they communicate with each other and approve $4 Billion over 4 years for rail transit, and bus security. Security measures for the Visa Waiver Program which allows travelers from select countries to visit the U.S. without a Visa Card. Also the total amount of money given for the intelligance community will be made public. People who report a possible terrorist activity around planes, buses, and trains will be protected by lawsuits. The 43rd President to sign 911 Bill by tonight.
07/27/07. Six Chicago Police officers are blammed for beating up 3 men who were almost run over when trying to cross the street. The police were driving an unmarked police car and didn't stop at the stop sign. One of the men crossing the street yelled out to stop. The Chicago Police stopped their car and beat up the men. The men that were beat up were not involved in any illegal actions.
07/27/07. The Chicago Bears start practice today.
07/27/07. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 311 points.
07/27/07. The economy grew to 3.4% in the 2nd quarter of 2007. The strongest gain in the last 12 months. Buisness Spending was credited.
07/26/07. New Homes June 2007 sales down 6.6%. Stocks are selling off sharply.
07/26/07. NFL Quarter Back, Micheal Vick is in front of a Judge at a Bond hearing. He is charged with Federal Charges for hosting and participating in a dog fighting illegal business at one of his homes in Virginia. More to come, stay tune.
07/26/07. The 110th Congress controlled by the Democrats will try to pass legislation to investigate purjury allegations against the First Hispanic Attorney General of the United States, Alberto Gonzalez. Stay Tuned! More to Come!
07/26/07. Tour de France Bike Race has another dope scandal. Millions of people are dissapointed in the Race and officials beleive this will effect audience participation next year.
07/26/07. Federal officials say that a man who was late for his Northwestern plane at Sea-Port Airport in Seattle. He told a ticket agent that a bomb was on the plane. The plane turned around to go back at the gate. Authorities checked the plane with no bomb found. The man then confessed that he lied about the bomb on the plane so that the plane wouldn't take off without him to Kentucky. He could spend 5 years in jail and pay $250,000 in fines.
07/26/07. Chicago Bears Training Camp opens today. Chicago Bears QB Tillman signs for 6 more Seasons till the year 2013.
07/26/07. Illinois State Panel has passed an additional .75 cents cigarette tax.
07/20/07. The current OPS or Office of Professional Standards has been voted out of operation from Chicago's Aldermen. The vote was 48 to 0 to halt OPS's operation. A new department will be created. With 662 complaints resulting in no concrete action taken against Chicago Police officers, the public has had enough. Special branch of the Chicago Police department had over 400 complaints resulting in only one Chicago police officer being reprimanded. It seemed that the FOP or Fraternal Order Police who represent the Chicago Police officers in Union negotiations had more power than the oath the police officers were committed to when they were first hired by the Chicago public to serve and protect. Chicago Police officers new work contract is up for review, and the language in the new agreement to monitor police will not be in the future new contract police are looking for. This is Chicago, so we will see what under the table or back room deals are made. A new agency will be created to oversee the job that Chicago Police Officers are doing. The good news is that the vote 48 to 0 means that even independent alderpersons not united with Powerful Mayor Daley had language included in the final agreement that will monitor Chicago Police Officers. Transparency was very important. The Old OPS would never reveil the names of the bad cops causing the most offenses against the public. Not ony did the union protect them, but the OPS protected the bad police. That created a police department that felt they were above the law. Unfortunately Mayor Daley wants to keep this policy. The bottom line is that any complaints against the Chicago Police will be reported to the Mayor's office run by a new department head. For years, I said that all Police Officers need to be required to take the U.S. Constitution Test every six months. And pass it with at least a 90% grade. Police powers should be given to people who truely understand the power given to them under our system of Government. I wrote about this and spoke about this important matter on my radio show for years. This would save lots of money paid out in lawsuits that tax payers are paying. I'll be putting this policy I wrote years ago on my web site under the Forum page in the near future. More to this story, so please stay tuned. Jim Liceaga
07/20/07. The new MRAP is unveiled. The U.S. Military is excited about this new troop vehicle. It was built to replace the Humvee currently in use around the world. In Iraq the Humvee has been critizied for lack of protection from road side bombs that our military men and women are getting killed and injured in. The new MRAP is the answer. 4,000 MRAP vehicles wll be built at the cost of $5.4 Million Dollars. That is $1 Million dollars per MRAP. Five times more than what a Humvee cost. The MRAP can take a bomb blast directly under its frame and keep on operating, keeping the six to eight soldiers safe inside its cab. More to come, stay tune.
07/20/07. United States military leaders need an extra two months to allow the U.S. troop surge to work effectively in Iraq. Currently the 110th Congress is demanding that the Military has till September 2007 to report to the 110th Congress the positive or negative assessment of the President's new troop surge operation in Iraq. U.S. Democrat Senators are currently working on legislation for troop withdraw from Iraq. Democrats are unified in not allowing the extension for U.S. troops to succeed in Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
07/20/07. Airlines in the U.S. will allow passengers to carry a lighter on board their planes. The ban on lighters will expire on August 4th, 2007.
07/20/07. San Francisco experienced a 4.2 Earthquake this morning. No one was killed. A Damage report will be updated later. Stay tuned.
07/19/07. The Husband of a missing women from Plainfield has had their divorce proceedings stopped. Lisa Stebic has been missing since April 2007. She has not responded to public notices or has been found by police. The FBI has no clues of her whereabouts. Her husband, Creig Stebic has said he knows nothing about her disappearance. Lisa and Creig Stebic were going through a legal divorce. The day Lisa Stebic went missing, Creig Stebic was to legally be required to leave their home they were both living in while divorce proceedings were pending. Plainfield police have stated that Mr. Stebic is a person of interest. He is not legally a suspect. He is a person of interest because Mr. Stebic will not allow his children to be questioned by Plainfield Police. Mr. Stebic's attorney wants the police to give him the police questions in writing and that the children be asked by a third party, a child psychologist. The Plainfield Police refuse to comply to Mr. Stebic's attorney request. More to come, stay tune.
07/19/07. An underground Steam pipe located at the Grand Central Terminal in Mid-town Manhatten New York blew up creating a huge crater. The blast kiled one person, a women. It blew out windows in nearby buildings. Authorities have stated that this was not a terrorist act. They are concerned about the air quality of the area that is closed. No people are allowed to enter the area. The question is simple, is Mayor Bloomberg who is contemplating running for President of the U.S.A. as an Independent trying to hide the truth? Is his leadership not as steller as reported. Mayor Bloomberg also is implementing to charge automobiles a fee to enter Manhatten. Is this a act to start the that process? Important questions need to be asked.
07/19/07. The U.S Military on July 4th, 2007 has captured a top al-Queda leader, Abdul Moshiadani. He was the terrorist that would push intelligence data to terrorist operatives in Iraq from other top level al-Queada leaders operating out of Pakistan and Afghanistan. More to come, stay tune.
07/19/07. Chicago's newest re-built Community College has opened in the Englewood community. Located at 63rd and Halsted in Chicago, the new Kennedy-King Community College is a state of the art building. The college can educate double the number of students the old school could have handled in the past. Recruiting efforts will be aggressive and staff is excited about the new school year. The school is named after Robert Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King. Kor more info call, (773) COLLEGE.
07/19/07. Chicago's City Council to vote on a new change for the Office of Professional Standards, known as OPS. Chicago's Mayor Daley wants his City Council to mandate OPS to report directly to him. In the past the OPS had no real oversight, reporting to themselfs. In the last 5 years, 408 complaints were reported by Chicago Residents against 10 special operation Chicago Police Officers. Out of the 408 complaints, 3 cases were investigated resulting in one suspension. There are over 625 complaints against regular Chicago Police Officers in one year but the OPS is refusing to disclose these cases or the names of the police officers. Complaints range from beatings to kidnappings to stealing, to protecting drug pushers and other illegal activities. The problem is that the OPS doesn't do enough on investigating bad cops. The city is concerned about the hundred million dollars paid out do to lawsuits because of the poorly managed Chicago Police Department. The current Chicago Police Superintendent, Phil Cline has been asked to step down. The City of the Chicago is currently seeking a new Police Superintendent. More to come, stay tune.
07/23/07. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit the Middle East today on his first Assignment as the International Community's new envoy to the region, to add new momentum to the peace efforts between Isreal and Palestine.
07/23/07. United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. are meeting today to discuss contracts. Industry analysts have said reducing labor costs is critical to the companies survival. National contracts with GM, Ford, and Chrysler expire September 14th.
07/23/07. The Fox TV Series "24" will have a female president when it airs in January for it's 7th Season. It is being haled for it's courageous efforts of portraying a female president, but have we already forgotten the "Commander In Chief" series that aired last season??? Perhaps "24"'s portrayal will be a closer image to Hillary Clinton who does not have 3 school aged children or a doting husband who was NOT President first. Let's see, first Primary Color's which bore an uncanny resemblence to Bill Clinton's campaign who's author to this day remains, unanymous. Now a Major Television Series to possibly mirror Hillary Clinton's campaign. That's Entertainment!
07/23/07. Democratic candidates are preparing for the 1st Presidential Debate of the 2008 race which begins at 7pm EDT which is being sponsored by You Tube, Google and CNN. CNN editors will select questions from personal public videos submitted via the Internet. This is the first debate of it's kind. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
07/23/07. Turkey's ruling Islamist rooted party claimed a victory Sunday, winning nearly 47% of the vote in Turkey's Parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Developement party or AKP was set to hold 342 seats in the country's 550 seat parliament. Stay tuned! More to come!
07/22/07. A Deerfield Illinois couple living in Lake County have been found guilty by a jury for hosting a party where underage drinking was taking place. Two 18 year old's who had attended that party were killed in a car accident on their way home.
07/22/07. Sammy Sosa was hit on the side of his head by a wild pitch. He was bent over for a minute and a half. He is ok and continued to play. It is estimated that the ball was at speeds of 90 MPH or more!
07/22/07. 2.5 Million Books have already been pre-sold for the New Harry Potter Adventure!
07/22/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley gun turn in program yesterday was a success and the biggest gun turn in ever reported in the Chicago's three year history of the program. 6705 guns were turned in. No questioned asked. It is the biggest gun turn in program across the United States. There was 23 turn in sites across the city of Chicago. The city gave a $100 Master Card gift card for every gun turned in. Unfortunately, the city ran out of gift cards and instead had to had out IOUs. The city said they will destroy all the guns. For reference, Mayor Daley does not allow citizens to own a gun as a weapon in his city.
07/22/07. President Bush is back in Power of the United States. He wrote a letter to Congress informing them he is well enough to be President of the U.S.. Actually, he only gave up Presidential Powers for 2 hours yesterday. He had Colon Cancer screening yesterday morning. Results will take about 24 to 72 hours. More to come, stay tune.
07/22/07. Tammy Faye LaValley Messner, formerly Tammy Faye Baker has passed away at the age 65 years old. She died from Cancer. She was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 1996. She waited about a year, and the Cancer spread to her liver before seeking help from doctors. She is famous because of the 1980's Evangelistic Multi Million dollar empire her former Husband of 30 years, Jim Baker and her built. They called it the PTL Ministries which stood for Praise the Lord or if you wished People that Loved. It was a Christian talk show that begged for money from viewers which they built a mega Christian retreat/theme park, top notch television studios, and a fleet of expensive automobiles, and three beautiful homes. They also had gold plated toilets and fixtures, their dog had a air conditioned dog house. Over $150 million dollars was raised by television viewers that were given membership to the Christian retreat. Unfortunately, not enough hotel rooms were built and other buildings on the Christian retreat were never built that was promised. Jim and Tammy Baker were stealing the funds for their personal use. The Federal government proved that the Bakers stole over $3.5 million dollars and paid off under the table, Jim Bakers mistress, his Church secretary who recieved $250,000 of hush money. For the lieing and cheatng of member's money, Jim Baker recieved 5 years in jail, while Tammy Faye Baker recieved no sentence. She divorced Jim Baker while he was in jail and married another felon, Mr. Messner who was convicted for Bankruptcy fraud. I used to call the PTL Club, Prison Time for Liers. Both Jim and Tammy Baker would cry on television for viewers to seek god by sending them money to build a godly theme park. Tammy would wear her heavy black eyeliner and long black eye lashes so when she cried, the eyeliner would really smear down her face on television cameras. Old poor people back in the 1980's would give their life savings over to these two bandits that used god to get/raise money to sit on gold plated toilets. Instead of a wearing mask while stealing those poor people's money, Tammy Faye Baker wore her heavy black eyeliner. That is why I believe that all Religious groups should be taxed after they recieve more than $750,000 from any revenue generated annually. I feel bad she passed away but lets put the lable of bandit to her name. She is survived by two children. She was cremated and her ashes were thrown to the wind. Her former husband, Jim Baker, the other bandit said, 'life wouldn't get her down, she would make lemonade from lemons all the time." Another person from my past has passed away. Jim Liceaga
07/22/07. Dubai, United Arab Emmerates can claim to have the tallest building in the world. The Skyscraper is currently 1680 feet tall and that is while the building is still being built. When the building is finished, it will claim 2275 feet tall. 105 stories. More to come, stay tune.
07/21/07. At the 2007 Taste of Chicago, over 700 people have been sick from food poisoning. 31 people have been hospitalized with no deaths reported. Pars Cove Restaurant who rented a booth from the City of Chicago is blamed. We will see. More to come, stay tune.
07/21/07. President Bush has implemented Sec. 3 of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution. This Amendment was created and approved in 1967 four years after President Kennedy was assassinated. This Amendment transfers Presidential Powers to the Vice President. Has been used twice before in July 1985 when President Reagan was shot and on June 2002 when our 43rd President had undergone colon cancer screening. For the public, get your colon checked every 10 years, if you have precancerous polyps get a colonoscopy detection every 3 to 5 years.
07/21/07. 61 year old President Bush has undergone a Colonoscopy this morning at Camp David Presidential retreat. The doctors are from the National Navel Medical Center. President Bush's doctor is Richard Tubb who is over seeing his care. In 2002, the 43rd President had a sreeening in 2002. No polyps were found at that time. The President did have a colon screening where polyps were found when he was Govenor of Texas. For that reason, the President had to get checked out again. His age and past results mandate todays checkup. Results will take up to 48 to 72 hours.
07/21/07. India has elected their first female President. Her name is Pratibha Patil, a 72 year old lawyer belonging to the Congress Party. She beat out Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Newly elected President Patil began her political career in 1962 when she became a legislator. She has held many other elected and non elected posts in her distinguised poitical career.
07/21/07. All bidders for the failed airline, Alitalia has pulled out. No investors want a company with bad customer service and poor maintenance record. 20,000 jobs will be displaced. The airline is owned by the Italian Government and money has been stolen for years from political hacks that run Italy. Bankruptcy is expected. Half of the Italian Cabinet Ministers want Alitalia to be liquidated. Alitalia Airlines is loosing €1 Million euros per day. It will be a field day in the near future for companies to choose and pick Alitalia's equipment and planes latter. More to come, stay tune.
07/15/07. Los Angeles California Archdiocese Catholic Church has settled with hundreds of people who were sexually molested as children by Roman Catholic Priests. The settlement is about $660 Million Dollars. So far the highest payout the California Catholic Church has settled with victims. More to come, stay tune.
07/15/07. The European Airplane industrial giant, Airbus is concerned. Their airplanes for sale cost at least 38% more than our American Airplane company, Boeing. The problem for Airbus is the Europes Euro is strong and valued more than the Dollar. Airline companies of the world looking for new airplanes to add to their fleets are looking to America, Boeing to purchase their new planes. Better prices is what its all about. More to come, stay tune.
07/15/07. The Govenor of Illinois and Chicago's Mayor Daley is seeking to expand gaming in Illinois. Gaming means gambling. With Casinos built all over Illinois expect Illinois residents to continue the use of gambling resultng in gambling addictions among Illinois residents to rise in Illinois. Govenor Blagojevich wants to pay for Illinois chidren's education and schools with proceeds from gamblers loosing at the dice and card tables in the Casinos the Govenor and Mayor wants to build and expand all over the state of Illinois. Lets see, no soda machines in schoo;ls but lets put thankyous and images of losers that left their hard earned money at the gambling tables. In Chicago, old Italian mobsters are on trial for 18 unsolved murders during the 1970's and 1980's. Protecting their illegal gambling empires. Today we have High ranking Democrats taking over and expanding gambling the old mobsters once controled. It is about lots of money from middle class people parting from their hard earned money. There is a better way to fund our children's education, that is by demanding our politicians to stop the legal stealing and wasting, and over paying on projects our tax money and state fees the Govenor and Mayor loves to collect from Illinois residents. Jim Liceaga More to come, stay tune.
07/14/07. United States nuclear inspectors arrived in North Korea Today. North Korea's Communist leaders promised to scale back its nuclear weapons program for aid from capitalist type governments. The U.S. inspectors tomonitor the shut down Pyongyang's Nuclear Reactor within a couple of days. In the meantime, a shipment of 6,200 tons of heavy fuel oil arrived in North Korea as a good faith gesture today. This is the first of 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil. North Korea will recieve 1 million tons of oil if the Communist Country complies. This is the first step in five years to have North Korea to shut down their dangerous Nuclear reactors. Remembr, our allie, South Korea is counting on the U.S. to get North Korea to comply. It's to their interest. More to come, stay tune.
07/14/07. Soccer Star, David Beckham has arrived in Los Angeles to accept his new jersey with the LA Galaxy. His contract with the Galaxy is worth $32 million dollars. Goodluck Beckam and welcome.
07/14/07. Prime Minister of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki has said that Iraqi army and police are capabe of keeping security in Iraq when the American troops leave Iraq. They can leave "anytime after final training of Iraqi troops and police". The Iraqi Parliament has decided to take the entire month of August to vacation. Actually, many of the elected Iraqi Parliament have not seen their family for a long time. A most deserved vacation is needed to take care of their family anf business concerns. More to come, stay tune.
07/14/07. Chicago's 99th Anniversary Race to Mackinac sail boat race starts this morning at Monroe Harbor. Thousands of sailors will board thir boats for the worlds largest fresh water race. About 300 boats and 3,000 crew members participate. They wll have to race during the night. All boats must be equiped to handle night and rough waters. To check out the race go to www.fistracking.com
07/13/07. Record High for the Dow Jones at 13,907.25.
07/13/07. The Chicago Department of Health has reported 126 cases of Solmonella from an established restaurant at the Taste of Chicago. Pars Cove Restaurant. Nine people have been confirmed sick with the bacteria from lab tests. More people are expected to be confirmed. More to come, stay tune.
07/13/07. The new Harry Potter movie took in $44 million dollars on opening day. Harry Potter is the Man!
07/13/07. The Dutch Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision on blocking the sale of LaSalle Bank to Bank of America. Bank of America's bid of $21 Billion dollars should be the final price for LaSalle. Expect the deal to go forward and become finalized in the near future. This gives the controversial bid from RBS who offered €71.36 Billion Euros or $96.1 billion dollars with LaSalle being in in tact with ABN, the parent company of LaSalle a little behind the eight ball. Barclays €63.72 Billion Euro offer for ABN is without LaSalle and seems to be more in line of what the stock holders want and what the high courts want. Keeping competition strong. More to come, stay tune.
07/13/07. The House of Representatives voted 223 to 201 to approve legislation for U.S. troops to leave Iraq in the next 120 days. President Bush has said he wil veto any legislation that puts a timetable on fighting terrorism in Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
07/13/07. Ford has announced that their seats put in the Mustang will be made out of soybeans starting with their 2008 Model. Currently the seats are made out of petroleum. Ford estimates that they will save on 11 million pounds of oil per year. If the soybean seats work out expect them in other Ford models.
07/13/07. The folks that created and own Ameritrade, Thomas Ricketts and family have filed to bid for ownership of the Chicago Cubs. Also in the bidding is Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. The Tribune Company is selling the Cubs Baseball Franchise at the end of this 2007 season. More to come, stay tune.
07/13/07. General Electric is looking for a buyer of its Subprime Mortgage company, WMC. Morgan Stanley has been hired to sell WMC. GE will use the proceeds to fund a higher growth consumer finance business. In the 1st quarter, GE took a $500 milion dollar pretax charge forlosses on their Subprime loans. GE expects another loss in their 2nd quarter from WMC Mortgage company. GE recently sold off about $3 Billion dollars in Subprime loans in the 2nd quarter. WMC has lais off half its work force. WMC 2nd quarter numbers should be out sometime today.
07/12/07. The Dow Jones hit record levels. Because of the dollar being cheap in the world markets, the Euro being at their highest level. U.S. goods are being sold around the world for world consumers to consume. Retails sales were up and the world believes that the United States is a safe place to invest. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 13,861.73, Up 283.86 points, a 2.1% jump. This is the highest jump in nearly 4 years.
07/18/07. Serbia and Russia are united against Kosovo's split with Serbia but the UN Security Council approves of the split. Stay tune. More To Come!
07/18/07. China has $1.2 Trillion in Reserves: 75% of the money is in the American Treasury. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
07/18/07. Germany is in need of 115,000 General Engineers and Electrical Engineers. Germany is looking to immigrants to fill the positions. Germany hasn't the college grads to fill these positions.
07/18/07. In 30 years half of Germany's population will be over the age of 50: by 2035 25% of all goods will be sold to retirees. Stay tune. More To Come!
07/18/07. An Airbus Aircraft crashed killing 195 passengers & pilots in San Paulo, Brazil. The plane slid off of a wet runway and hit a gas station where it exploded. Stay tune. More To Come!
07/17/07. Dow Jones Industrial closes at a new high at 13,971.55.
07/17/07. The Euro closes at an all time high of €1.3783
07/17/07. Waukegan, Illinois has passed 287G. This legislation expands police powers in the City of Waukegan to act as Federal Immigration officers. The city now will seek permission from the Federal government to be trained in filling out the paper work to deport Illegal Immigrants that are expected and or convicted of breaking the law. Even if the law breaker was tried by a judge and jury. It doesn't matter if the convicted person has paid his dues, fines or his time. Sounds like a double jeopardy conflict in my opinin. This will be a big mess with law suits being filed. Remember the Rule of Law! Law doesn't count for undocumented people. That will be the basis of the Federal law suit most likely. Mayor Richard Hyde has demanded his cities ordinance stand that was passed in June 2007. The Waukagan Police Chief, William Bang (no kidding), has said that his department will spell out a police procedure policy before allowing his officers to proceed in their expanded role as Immigration officers. Minutemen and advocates against SB 1639 are looking closely to expand this role of police powers in kicking out all undocumented people in the country. Advocates against 287G are concerned that false charges will be filed against undocumented people across the United States. Police Charges and Lawsuits will be filed against undocumented immigrants that have no basis of truth. Thereby intimidating undocumented people who will not go to court because they are scared or have no money to defend themselfs. Remember, they come here to work and save their money. They will leave the country on there own. Minutemen and their advocates are planning the next stage to implement this vicious plan. Innocent undocumented people who have contributed to this nation's prosperity will be fingered for anything. It won't matter if these accusations are true or false. If your brown skinned, watch out. Questions will be asked if you belong in this country. If you speak Spanish, watch out. Profiling will be the norm for the U.S.A. again. This is a vicious law to be expanded in many legal and unlegal ways. To my Mexican friends, be careful, there are people looking for you. Your not safe to live or work in this free country! The United States knows how to stick it to you, remember the U.S. did it before many times to undocumented people who come here to work. Uncle Sam says, "Hey, wink, wink, come and work in our country, take the sh.t jobs then get out you brown skinned, Spanish speaking, third world people." Even though you have contributed to our nation's prosperity. Advocates against making undocumented workers legal in our society say, Your not wanted here anymore. Even your brown skinned U.S Citizen born child is not wanted. Take them with you when you leave our God loving, Rule of Law believing nation. You did your job, now get lost. You don't count today. Maybe yesterday, but not today. Many Local, State and Federal Politicians have blamed undocumented people and workers for the mismanagement and waste of tax payer dollars. They know that undocumented people have no power to dispute the lies given to the U.S. citizens by their elected officials. Undocumented people are the scape goats for the politicians misuse of tax payer money that fund Government Pension Funds that are broke. I say undocumented people do count in our society, they contribute and provide the extra value and know how to our prosperous nation. Expanded Police Powers could have a negative role in our America we know and love. Whats to say that even with all undocumented people out of our country that these expanded police powers are expanded even more to affect American Citizen's in the future. There will be a precedent set forth in our country to give police extra Federal duties. Something to think about. It will be hard to contain discrimination and foul play once it's legalized. Abuse of power is difficult to be put back in the box after it is let loose. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
07/17/07. The Media Moguel, Rupert Murdock is looking to take over the Wall Street Journal owned by the Bankcroft Family for decades. On the table for shareholders is $5 billion dollars. Murdock has set a deadline of 24 hours for shareholders to agree for the hostile take over price of $5 billion dollars. Remember folks, Money Talks. A family member who currently owns the Wall Street Journal is trying to keep the paper in the family. We wish her good luck! Murdock plays hard ball after he gets up from his afternoon nap! More to come, stay tune.
07/17/07. Two people who got sick with Salmonella after eating at the Taste of Chicago are suing the City and the Restaurant Pars Cove. As of noon yesterday, 529 have reported to Chicago's Health Department that they have been sick from Taste of Chicago vendors. More to come, stay tune. Trial lawyers are reported to have Huge smiles on their faces. They have contributed heavily to Mayor Daleys campaigns throughout the years. More to come, stay tune.
07/17/07. The United States Senate to work over night to debate the Iraq war. Democrats called for an over night debate to try to persuade and try to pass a late night Bill to bring U.S. troops out of Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
07/17/07. A Chicago Police Officer shot a 14 year old boy on accident because he reported the teenager startled him when the officer was looking for a person with a gun. The 14 year old is in stable condition. Expect the tax payers to pay millions of tax money to settle this future law suit. More to come, stay tune.
07/17/07. Japan's city of Kashiwazaki experienced an after earthquake shock of 6.4. At this time nine people have died. The nuclear power plant's nuclear waste stored in steel drums tipped over and spilled nuclear waste on the ground. No more info. on the extent of contamination. Japan is worried that mud slides will ocur in the near future because the earth is moist and seems to be wanting to move. Railroad tracks are covered with earth that moved after the earthquake. More to come, stay tune.
07/16/07. A Los Angeles judge has signed off on the Catholic Archdiocese of LA settlement of $666, oops I mean the $660 million dollars settlement for child sexual abuse victims from Catholic Priests. Over 510 victims will finally recieve $1 million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars. This leads me to ask, how much money and equity do these non for profit, Religious organizations have? They pay no tax! Their defense teams are using donated money from the victims, their families, their neighbors. It's a joke. These child molesters are not really being punished. Since 1950 the Catholic Church has paid to child abuse victims, over $2 billion dollars. This is what has been reported, not under the table hush money that occured in the past. Tax payers are being punished. The Priests and the Church get away with a crime that should not be tolerated. It is time to tax any donations given to any Church when total donations exceed $750,000 dollars in one year, annually. That way, Church leaders will be sure to root out the child molesters in our communities. Church leaders won't be able to defend themselfs with untaxed donations. This is the 21st Century not some kind of midevil period. So my question is again, how much money does the Catholic Church have in their bank vaults. For that matter, all Religious organizations. That money is all untaxed. Think of what $660 million dollars would have done in the Los Angeles communities. Job creaton, social services, public education money, lower taxes, etc. The Catholic Church and their leaders have taken this money out of the community they suppose to be helping. Do you know what $660 million dollars can buy! More than donated food and cloths the Church hands out. Again a joke, and it tells me the PR machine with the help of the media and elected officials the Catholic Church has bought has spun the deep questions we need to ask and expect. Seperation of Church and State counts in this nation. That means that Religious organizations need to be taxed. Jesus, when asked about paying taxes by the Pharisees said in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 20, Verse 25, "By all means then, pay back Ceasar's things to Ceasar, but God's things to God." When was the last time you read your bible, or do you rely on a 2nd party for your knowledge of what the bible tells you. For the folks who are looking toward the Latin spoken Mass, well what a waste of time. Who speaks fluent latin in the 21st Century? Maybe 1/10th of 1% of the population? Better time spent going over the bible in your own language. You will get more out of it. It's all about keeping the population ignorant of facts in the Good Book! Ask no questions of what you don't understand. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
07/16/07. Five Democratic Presidential candidates visited Chicago addressing a room full of trial attorneys. The American Association of Justice hosted Sen. Joe Biden, Jr. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jr. Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, former Senator John Edwards and Govenor Bill Richardson. The topic was, RULE of LAW! That means trial lawyers filing more law suits against Americans and fighting against tort reform. This Democratic Presidential Candidate forum was really against tort reform in America. Keeping trial lawyers safe and sound. Keeping the money machine greased.
07/16/07. Confirmed RBS bid $98.03 billion dollars for Dutch Bank ABN Amro. Cash is on the table. Barclays is competing with RBS and the could raise their bid. More to come, stay tune.
07/16/07. United Nation inspectors have verified that North Korea has shut down its Pyongyang nuclear reactor. The next step is to get North Korea off the terrorist list. This morning, South Korea has sent another shipment of oil to North Korea. This is the second shipment to reward the communist nation for shutting down their nuclear reactor. Eventually, 50,000 tons of oil will be sent over to North Korea to work with the U.N.. More to come, stay tune.
07/16/07. So far 491 people have been sick from eating at Pars Cove Restaurant at their Taste of Chicago booth last week.
07/16/07. At Miami International Airport thousands of people had to evacuate the entire airport because of a suspicious package found at a United Airline's terminal F. The all clear was called after authorities found the package safe.
07/16/07. Senate Democrats are continuing their debate on getting U.S. Troops to withdraw from Iraq by nxt year. They are using tactics to restrict the U.S. Defense Spending Bill to fund America's fight on terrorism. More to come, stay tune.
07/16/07. The beautiful and talented young Lindsay Lohan has been released from a Malibu Rehab Center for alcohol and drug usage. She turned 21 on July 2nd, 2007. We at the Y Yes You Can Family wish her success. By the way, 1 in 12 U.S workers use Illegal Drugs. America, lets stop using Illegal drugs! More to come, stay tune.
07/16/07. In Kashiwazaki Japan a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit killing 6 people and injuring hundreds. A nuclear power plant caught fire and the quake lasted about 20 seconds
07/10/07. The Summit of the Americas is continuing today. Trade and security are the big questions and projects on the table to be discussed. Check out July Pres. News in our web site. More to come, stay tune.
07/10/07. Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert is in another scandel. He recieved a favorable price for his home including cash and perks, rebates etc. He gave to his quiet partners exclusive non bid contracts to do business in Palestinian lands, Gaza Strip and West Bank. Israeli settlers are occupying Palestinian land and contractors bid the Israeli government to serve them. It is a comlete mess n Israel. Out of control situation. Lack of humanity! Stay tune.
07/10/07. Chicago's Police Review Board has three candidates that can replace the outgoing Police Superintendent, Phil Cline. Phil Cline was asked to resign after his police officers in many seperate incidents were beating up non criminal citizens. One police offer was on camera beating up a women. The other incident was a mob of off duty police officers beating up business men at a bar because the police wanted the pool table the business men were playing at. Much more incidents to mention. Chicago has paid over $100 million dollars over a decade to lawsuits from mob like police officers and firemen. The three men candidates to replace Superintendent Cline are Thomas Belfiore, Charles Williams, and Hiram Grau. Why no women? More to come, stay tune.
07/10/07. Illinois Govenor Blagojevich has announced to ban assault weapons in Illinois. He decided to steer the media in another path from questioning the lack of leadership in Springfield in getting a balanced budget for Illinois. Time is running out. Maybe the Govenor wants more gun control so that when the authorities visit your home or business because you couldn't afford to pay the extremely high taxes and fees imposed by Illionois Democrats passing legislation to increase your taxes and fees. See it's a catch twenty two. You won't be able to defend yourself when you try to defend your properties, real and personal. By the way, Chicago's Mayor Daley is pushing behind the scene to raise Illinois resident's income tax and property taxes to pay for things like his Airports, CTA, Parks, Police and Fire, Streets and Sanitation, and of course the new Olympic project he has in mind. All mentioned have huge, over the top budgets. Unions and Machine political workers and supporters love these budgets because they get, get, get $$$, while you pay, pay, pay. In Cook County, a 47% property tax increase is needed to pay for the Cook County budget. Politicians will most likely give you another 7% cap. That's a 14% so called cap increase in the last 5 years. It is outragious. Like they are doing you a favor with a Cap. In 15 years you or your children will be paying 30% more for your property taxes. Don't blame illegal immigrants or as I call them, undocumented workers. Blame the politicians legally stealing you blind for these over priced municipal and county budgets. They used to use shoe boxes and unmarked envelopes to hide and steal your money. Today they have the general fund, legislation and poll consultants that calculate how much the typical American is willing to pay before complaining and kicking the elected crooks out of office that are stealing your money. Voters should demand a 35% reduction in all departments, including a wage decrease for all city and state public workers by 35%. City and State public workers should be demanded to retire at 63 or 65 years old instead of the typical age of 57 years old. This way the city and state budget will get on balance again. This would save billions of dollars in the long run. Voters sould demand property and income tax relief from their elected politicians. Tax reductions that matter! Tax payers, don't you deserve the respect you earned. It's about a better tomorrow. Tomorrow's Alliance for Tax Payers. Jim Liceaga
07/10/07. Corporate Bankruptcies are down in Germany. April 2007 numbers show a decline of 14%. Business in Germany is healthy. Construction projects from homes to malls, from factories to infrastructure repairs or replacements is booming in Germany. Germany is now looking for immigrants to fill the vacancies occuring do to the robust economy. Unions don't want immigrants taking these jobs but not enough people are willing to work for what the free job market demands. More to come, stay tune.
07/09/07. In the U.K. today, three men were found guilty of plotting to bomb London's public transport system on July 21, 2005. Convicted of Conspiracy to Murder are Muktar Said Ibrahim 29, Yassin Omar 26, and Ramzi Mohammed 25. All three were inspired by the July 7th, 2005 attack that killed 52 people in London.
07/09/07. Iraqi insurgents have been found using Chinese weapons. No comment from China yet. Is it time to boycott China goods? Let Wal Mart and Target know how you feel. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
07/09/07. Anti War activist, Cindy Sheean has declared she will run against Speaker of the House, Nany Pelosi if she does not start Impeachment proceedings against President Bush. More to come, stay tune.
07/09/07. No State Budget! Spring Session in Springfield Illinois is continuing into this HOT summer. The State Legislature was called to meet by an executive order by Govenor Blagojevich. His goal is to solve the budget crisis Illinois is experiencing. Govenor Blagojevich is also upset with Democrat colleages that didin't vote for his newest tax, the GRT or Gross Reciept Tax. Illinois is currently funded by an Emergency Funding Bill that keeps Illinois working. A balanced budget was suppose to be voted on by June 30th 2007. Illinois is funded through August 2007. Because a balanced budget was not voted on, Ilinois Legislatures had to be demanded to come back to Springfield to work out a Balanced Budget. So far Illinois Govenor Blago's former Democratic friends on the floor, are threatening to Impeach the Govenor. Illinois Republicans in Illinois are powerless. So if Democrats are serious about the Impeachment threat against the Govenor, there will be bi-partisan support. As a defense, Govenor Blagojevich or Blago has threatened Democrat and long time Illinois State legislature from Chicago, Speaker of the House, Micheal Madigan to a law suit for not leading the legislature to work on a Balanced Budget. Illinois legislatures are just hanging around in Springfield Illinois. Govenor Blagojevich has scheduled a Noon press conference today. As a side bar, Micheal Madigan's daughter, Lisa Madigan is Illinois Attorney General. The top attorney in Illinois. It is said that Micheal Madigan is looking to elect his Democrat Daughter, Lisa Madigan as Govenor of Illinois in 2010. Family politics on the backs of this states population. More to come, stay tune.
07/09/07. Today is the 51st Anniverary of American Band Stand.
07/09/07. The Chicago White Sox signed Mark Burele for another 4 years. The Contract is worth $56 million dollars.
07/12/07. The Illinois Commerce Commission has announced a new area code for the western suburbs. The new area code will be 331. No more numbers are available for area code 630. The new area code starts in October 2007. There are 10 area codes currently in Illinois.
07/12/07. Yesterday, former first Lady Bird Johnson has passed away at her home in Texas. She was 94 years old. She is known for her love of the environment, preservation of Native Plants and wildflowers. She co-founded the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 1982. As first Lady she assisted in the passage of a $320 million dollar Highway Beautification Bill in 1965. It was known as "The Lady Bird Bill". She was born Claudia Taylor in East Texas in a town called, Karnack. Her nickname, Lady Bird came from her caretaker nurse, who said she was pretty as a Lady Bird when she was born. Her Husband, 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson died in 1973. Since then she was active in the development and the functions ay the LBJ Museum. By the way, when in highschool, she was given the honor Class Valedictorian. Unfortunately she was so shy to speak in public, the honor had to be given to someone else. She will lie in repose at the LBJ Library and Museum from 11:15 a.m Friday till 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Then laid to rest at the Johnson Family Cemetary. This will be a private funeral. Lady Bird Johnson is survived by her 2 daughters, 7 grand children, a step grand daughter, and several great grand children. She will be missed. Another person from my past has passed away. : ( She is one of my favorite first ladies. Please visit these web sites. www.wildflower.org and www.lbjlib.utexas.edu for great information. Check out the info. on Lady Bird and LBJ in our web page under Pres. L. Johnson. Just click on it above. Enjoy!
07/12/07. Salmonella Outbreak has approximately 17 people sick. They all got sick eating food at the Taste of Chicago, linked to a Restaurant named Pars Cove located in the Lake View East neighborhood in Chicago. The restaurant has been a Taste of Chicago participant for 3 years and is an established restaurant. This is the first time the restaurant has been linked to any bacteria breakout. If you feel that you have been sick from salmonella and you live in Chicago, call 311. If you live outside Chicago, call (312) 744 - 5000.
07/11/07. Mine is Better than yours! Well that is what the Pope is telling all other Christian religions. He called them defective. The Bellettino letter that states all other Christian groups are a lie. Interesting, because their were two groups in the beginning of Christianity. Seems the Pope is desperate to keep his members from leaving the Catholic Church. That is why they are bringing back the Latin Mass that majority of his flock don't even understand. That way you can't ask questions of what your listening to. By the way, who is living a lie. Priests at one time were able to be married. Do you know that history. What about the sexual child abuse cases the Roman Catholic Church is INVOLVED IN ALL OVER THE WORLD. WHO IS LIVING and Conducting a lie! That is why seperation of Church and State is so important. In the 21st Century, lets not have Old Men bring us back to 20th Century Wars. Remember, History Counts. Especially Old Men never married and who as much as we know have no children. Very foolish Man! But what do you expect from an ex- Nazi soldier. He took off that disgusting uniform two weeks before allied forces took control of Nazi Germany. He realized then who lost the war! Jim Liceaga More to come, stay tune.
07/11/07. The U.S. Deficit is at $250 Billion dollars this fical year that ends in September 2007. Lower than expected. In 2006, the deficit was at $290 Billion dollars. In 2004 the deficit was at the all time high of $413 Billion dollars. Declining!
07/11/07. President Bush has said he will Veto any Bill that declares troop withdrawal from Iraq. The extra troops the President asked for have been in Iraq for only 30 days. Three Republcan Senators have joined their Democrat colleagues in demanding for U.S. troop withdrawal. New York's Junior Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton said in Iowa that if elected as President of the United States, she will bring home the troops in a responsible way. OK, what does that really mean? More to come, stay tune.
07/11/07. Yesterday, Cook County President Todd Stroger has returned to work. He is undergoing treatment for cancer. He was welcomed by about 400 Cook County Prosecuters demanding a 13% pay raise. They have been waiting for four years. Their potential pay increase will costthe County $9 Million dollars immediately. Elected Cook County Prosecutor, Dick Divine led the protest against Todd Stroger. Cook County is willing to sell the land that surrounds Oak Forest Hospital to pay the Public Prosecutors. There are 900 Cook County Prosecutors who are all non Union. Cook County Defenders are all Unionized and they have recieved their 13% pay raises. Cook County President, Todd Stroger said that he wants to give the Prosecuters their pay raise but that a new source of revenue in the sence of new taxes and/or fees or that property taxes and income tax increases are needed to raise the revenue needed to pay for their payroll increases. Get ready to open your pocket books and wallets. More to come, stay tune.
07/11/07. AT & T Park in San Francisco hosted the 2007 ALL Star Game where a record crowd of 43,965 fans watched to see the American League win 5-4 against the National League. It was a historic night. American league player Ichiro Suzuki hit an in the park home run. He was the MVP of the game. The win of the game went to Boston's Josh Becket. The loss of the game went to San Diego's Chris Young. Before the game, 76 year old Willie Mays was honored. He played in 24 All Star Games during his professional career.
07/11/07. Malta and Cypress, have been approved to use the Euro. They both join the Euro Zone in January 2008. Malta and Cypress contribute only 0.2% of Gross Domestic Product of countries that use the Euro. More to come, stay tune.
07/11/07. The Euro has hit an all time high since its introduction in 2002 at €1.3730. That is good for Europeans making their Euro able to purchase more. Perfect time because Europeans are on vacation time this time of year. Imports are much more affordable. On the negative side for Europeans, their Exports are highly priced. Their goods will be priced higher in other countries.
07/11/07. In Germany, railroad train drivers actually halted the trains. Stopped the trains holding up millions of passengers trying to get to work. Union Railroad drivers are demanding a hefty 35% pay increase. Yes you heard it right, 35% pay increase. Sounds similar to our Unions i America. Get ready to oen your wallet. Soon to hit our shores. U.S. Union officials are keeping a close look at what happens in Germany regarding this matter. More to come, stay tune.
07/11/07. Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA will create a new department to take care of emergency situations. During the Taste of Chicago fiasco, when three rain lines broke down with thousands of paying passengers stuck in those train cars. It was 100 degrees in those train cars. Ron Huberman called it a small inconvenience. Since then he admitted it was a serious problem for riders and that they were treated terrible. Huberman now has started a one year program costing $250,000 to monitor bus drivers by camera to determine how they are driving the busses. How hard they stop, their turns, their parking etc. Ron Huberman loves camera. He is responsible for all the cameras in Chicago monitoring your every move. Chicago recieves over $100 million dollars in ticket revenue from those cameras. Currently 1000 CTA staff workers recieved 60 days notices for layoff if Illinois State legislatures do not pass a special funding bill to give the CTA the money to keep on operating. CTA has till September 2007 to keep the trains running without that special funding from Illinois tax payers.
07/04/07. Today our news will be light. Happy 4th of July! Be safe and have fun today. This Independence Day, think and talk about a piece of history our Great Nation has experienced to your Family. Enjoy your Family and Friends, and if you have the opportunity, be a host to our Armed Service Men and Women. I'm ready for my BBQ. God, I Love this Country! The U.S.A. is 231 years old. : ) God Bless America and all the people who make it work!
07/04/07. President Bush will spend this day in Virginia. His approval rating is hovering at about 26% to 27%. President Truman was at 23% in 1951 and 1952. President Nixon was at 24% when he resigned from office. No, he wasn't impeached. The 110th Congress currently is at 24% approval rating. Happy 4th of July!
07/04/07. Carpenterville Illinois has decided to wait until other towns across the land implement their new laws restricting business from selling to undocumented people living in their towns. Carpentersville will then implement their law. More to come, stay tune.
07/04/07. Folks attending the Chicago fireworks show last night who took public transportation were treated to a power outage when they left at 11p.m. on CTA trains. The power outage turned off the lights, the doors and the air conditioning of each train car. 5,000 CTA riders were stuck on the trains. People had to open the doors of the train for air. One women who is pregnant had to be carried off. The CTA train lines were the Green, Orange, Pink and Brown lines. Thousands of people who didin't make it on the trains were stranded for hours. Many of them said they have no faith in Chicago's public transportation. Chicago's Mayor Daley has not mentioned or commented on this public transportation fiasco. By the way the CTA employees just recieved a new hefty pay package last week. Moreto come, stay tune.
07/04/07. BBC News Reporter, Allen Johnston has been freed from Palestinian kidnappers. Johnson was kidnapped on March 12th, 2007 in the Gaza Strip by a non elected Palestinian group. Hamas demanded his release to show the West that Hamas is not all the terrorist group as been depicted. Mr. Johnson said he was not harmed and that he is well. He said it is fantastic that he was freed. He has no plans to go back to Palestine at this time. More to come, stay tune.
07/03/07. Catholic Priest, Father Daniel McCormick spent his first night in jail last night. He did plead guilty for sexually molesting five children at the schools he was assigned by the Archdiocese of Chicago. His sentence is only five years and with good behavier he can get out in only 2 1/2 years. In front of Judge Sumner, Father McCormick said nothing, not even apoligizing to the five children. It is believed that he sexually molested more children than the five that came forward to the authorities. It is believed he was addicted to sexualy abusing children when Daniel McCormick was training as a Priest. Only God Knows how many children he sexually abused. Cardinal Francis George had no comment and is believed to have known of this creeps addiction on sexually abusing children. By the way this Priest has been recieving his compensation as a Priest during this whole deal with the courts. The female Principal that caught Father McCormick fondling a little boy was fired by the Archdiocese of Chicago. She did the worst thing to the Church, she told authorities. Remember this case against Father McCormick was not heard by a Jury, it was a hand picked panel friendly with the Church that heard this case and recommended sentence. The Cathoic Church has been quietly lobbying politicians, usually the ones schooled in their Catholic schools to allow a panel and not a Jury hear these child sex molestation cases. They save money that way and keep their dignity preaching to the public. Actually the folks donating to the Church every week, (no one really knows the amount taken in free from taxes), are really paying in defending these sexually practicing Priests preying, not praying on children. Think about that! No where in the Bible does it say that Priests can't get married. I mean maried to a women. I need to be clear on this. No wonder the Catholic Church wants to bring back the Latin mass. That way no one will understand what the Bible says. Are Americans going backward in the 21st Century or do they just want to put their heads in the sand. Rule of Law. Not with the Catholic Church and their sexually abusing children Priests. By the way, finally the Church will denounce their trained Priest, Father McCormick by throwing him oot of the Priesthood. Do you know who is preaching to your children?
07/03/07. Grant Park in Chicago expects 1 mllion people to attend Chicago's fourth of July fire work show. Chicago Opera will play a 8p.m. and the fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. tonight. Security will be high and the men and womenin blue will be monitoring the event. This show is lots of fun. Enjoy!
07/03/07. The Atlantis Shuttle has returned home this morning at around 7:30 a.m. Atlantis had to land in California because of the severe weather in Florida. The Atlantis was put on top of a Boeing 747 and flown back to the Kennedy Space Center. A piggyback ride that cost $1.7 million dollars. It had to stop in a couple of states before it landed in Florida today. Good job pilots. Good job NASA!
07/03/07. Yesterday the Attorney for Vice President Cheney, Scooter Libby was ordered to jail while appealing his sentence. He was sentenced to jail for not telling the truth about devulging the name of a CIA operative linked politicly to high ranking dDemocrats. It turned out he did not leak her name, Valerie Plaine. Her husband was an Ambassador. The funny thing about this story is that Valerie Plaine was on the cover of Magazines giving her story. Very strange for an undercover CIA Spy. Her cover was already blown. This was pure politics to make the 43rd President look foolish and not in control. The 109th Republican controlled Congress was in session then and the Democrats used this PR incident to gain support from voters to elect a Democratic 110th Congress currently in sesion. Scooter Libby was never charged with the offense of leaking a CIA spy because the Plaintiffs Attorneys had no proof, so they convicted him on a comments he made to the authorities that changed eight months later. Scooter Libby didn't remember exactly what he first told prosecutors. That is what he got convicted on by a jury. Well, the 43rd President erased his sentence. This is not a pardon. Scooter Libby still has to pay $250,000 fine and will be watched/monitored until his appeal is heard. President Bush thought that Scooter Libby's 2 1/2 year sentence was politically motivated. Democrats believe that the 2 1/2 year sentence was not severe enough Democrats are critizing the Presidents move and Ambassador Wilson, husband of the the CIA operative wants the 110th Democraticly controlled Congress to investigate. More to come, stay tune.
07/03/07. 78 year old American Opera star, Beverly Sills has passed away Monday night from lung cancer. She did not smoke. She was surrounded by her lovely family at her Manhatten home. Her condition was a surprise to the family. She found out she was serverly sick last month. She was known as the "Diva next door", and Bubbles because when she was born she was making bubbles with her little spit, the Doctor laughed and gave her the nickname her parents used all their lives when referring to Beverly, Bubbles. Now that is cute. Another person from my youth has passed away. God bless her family. Jim Liceaga
07/02/07. The African Summit has come up with a good idea this weekend. A Federation of Africa, where all countries within Africa would become a Nation. Think about that. Not likely yet, but possible for the future of Africa. Africa is a huge continent with great natural resources. Libia is leading the charge. By sticking together as seperate states within a Federation the entire continent would prosper. This is Great thinking. More to come, stay tune.
07/02/07. Former Vice President Gore has cancelled his scheduled appearances for the next six months. Is he thinking about being the 44th President? Think about this Presidential Ticket, Gore and Obama. We'll call it the Green Ticket! Name recognition and money team. International experience and domestic know how. The south and the Midwest connection. This could be a very serious tag team. What do you think? Hillary Rodham Clinton would pick most likely, Richardson as a tag team. East and West. International and domestic experience. Women and Man. Legislative and Executive experience. Now this would be a heavy duty tag team. No matter what, Republicans would be in trouble. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
07/02/07. Yesterday, I reported on a Chicago Priest, 38 year old Daniel McCormick. I reported that he molested two little boys. I was wrong. He molested five little boys. Today he will be in a Cook County Court Room where Judge Thomas Sumner will hear Father McCormick Plead Guilty. He is expected to be sentenced only five years for molesting five children. With good behavior, he could get out of jail in only 2 to 3 years. Again the Catholic Church got a panel to hear this molestation case, not a jury. The truth regarding who knew about the Children being molested, is a secret. Who tried to cover up the knowledge of molestation of these five children is now a secret. This is a tragedy of justice. It goes to show, it's not what you know, but who you know. And for all the Catholics that deny the facts of this case and the thousands of other children molestation cases, shame on you. This isn't Rome, it is the United States of America. Seperation of Church and State counts in the U.S.A. Remember the 4th of July! Remember Rule of Law or is it just used against immigrants who just want to work and who contribute to our economy. Jim Liceaga
07/02/07. Democrats running for President released their 2nd Presidential fund raising cycle income. Represents April 1st to June 30th, 2007. The numbers are as follows; Junior Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton recieved about $27 Million dollars, last quarter she recieved $26 Million dollars. Former Senator John Edwards recieved $9 Million dollars this quarter. 100,000 donors have contributed since January 2007. His 1st quarter was better at about $14 Million dollars. His total from January is about $23 Million dollars. He expects to raise $40 Million dollars by December 31st, 2007. Gov. Bill Richardson has raised $7 Million dollars this 2nd quarter of fund raising. So far his total since January 2007 is $14 Million dollars. You can check out their web sites on our weather page. Republicans will release their figures within a few days. All candidates have till July 15th, 2007 to file with the Federal Election Commission. More to come, stay tune.
07/02/07. Junior Senator Barack Hussein Obama is a Super Star! He recieved from 151,000 individual donations, approx. $32.5 Million dollars from April 1st to June 30th, 2007 for his Presidential Campaign. This represents his 2nd quarter Presidential fund raising cycle, a Record for any Democrat. So far his total is about $58.2 Million dollars from January to June 30th, 2007, from about 258,000 individual donors. Now that is grass roots fund raising. By the way, his Presidential Web Site is terrific. He will most likely have to spend more money in getting his message out to the general public. Most of America do not know who or what he really stands for. Check out his web site by going to our weather page and clicking on his web site. More to come, stay tune.
07/01/07. A Priest, Father McCormick has gotten only 5 years for molesting two little boys. His case was not heard by a jury. The Archdiocese of Chicago some how was able to lobby that their sex molestation case not be heard by the courts. A panel hears the cases of sex abuse from their Priests. I warned the public about this tragedy of our Judicial System for about four months. Catholic Church lobbyists, secretly meeting with politicians to limit the Church's liabilities. Do you know who is preaching to your children? More to come, stay tune.
07/01/07. In Britain, a Concert to celebrate the late Princess Diana 46th birthday is about to get underway. This concert was organized by her sons Prince William and Prince Harry. The proceeds will be given to charities around the world. Security is tight and all are being searched before entering Wembley Stadium.
07/01/07. 40th Anniversary of Summerfest starts in Milwaukee. Great Music and Food. Music of every kind, on many stages for you to enjoy. You will love the atmosphere. Next to Lake Michigan. It ends on July 8th 2007. Check out their Web Site at www.summerfest.com
07/01/07. President Bush is hosting the President of Russia, Vladamir Putin at Kennebunkport, Maine. Most likely the topic will be fishng, and missile defense security for Europe. More to come, stay tune.
07/01/07. Today, New Mexico accepts the use of Marijuana usage for Medical reasons. By October 2007, a policy will be set in the amount of usage per medical condition. It is understood that Marijuana helps with many conditions. The Govenor of New Mexico is Bill Richardson who also is a candidate for President of the United States of America. Check out his website on our Weather page. More to come, stay tune.
07/01/07. The Illinois Minimum Wage is set at $7.50 per hour starting today. This will assist about 600,000 Illinois workers.
07/01/07. Yesterdays bombing of Scotland's Glasgow Airport by two suicide bombers is linked to the two automobiles found with bombs in Central London, England. This was clearly a terrorist plan attack on the U.K. The Glasgow attack hurt one civilian. A jeep smashed through the main terminal of the Airport. One of the terrorist had a bomb strapped device around his waist. He is in critical condition and hospitlized. His partner is in custody and is going under questioning from M15. Two other men have been picked up for questioning of the two automobiles filled with bombs in London. The New Prime Minister of Britain, Gordon Brown has said that the People of the United Kingdom should be Resolute and Strong. Currently, Britain has over 2,000 people they are monitoring. More to come, stay tune.
07/01/07. iPhone having problems? Some new buyers of the iPhone have reported experiencing problems activating their new iPhone. AT&T said these things happen with any new gadget launch and will be fixed. More to come, stay tune.
07/01/07. The current Security Threat in the United States is Yellow or High.
07/01/07. The Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard is said to be comtemplating to withdraw their 1,500 troops in Iraq by February 2008. Mr. Howard has denied this idea, but a document with his name on it had come up. More to come, stay tune.
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07/09/07. NASA is experimenting with a new toilet for the Space Shuttle. The cost so far is $19 million dollars to experiment with the new flushing device. Maybe it is time for Private Industry to take over the program.
07/09/07. 2008 Presidential Candidate, Junior Senator Barack Hussein Obama's DavenPort, Iowa campaign office was bulgarized on friday. Only two lap top computers were stolen.
07/09/07. In Orange County California, bus drivers are expected to strike. More to come, stay tune.
07/09/07. Taste of Chicago ended last night. It was a great success. Not official yet, but the estimated attendance is about 3.6 million people ate and listened to music. More to come, stay tune.
07/08/07. Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert and his Cabinet Ministers in a vote of 18 to 6 has approved to release 250 Fatah political party Palestinian Prisoners. Israeli Officials have not finalized the list of prisoners to release. Israel has 10,000 Palestinian prisoners. Hamas and Fatah party Palestinians want Prisoners released. Israel will not work with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with their list of prisoners to be released. Abbas is disappointed. On June 25th, 2007 at a Arab Summit hosted by Egypt, Israel's Prime Minister pledged a quick release of Palestinian prisoners. It has not happened, in fact Israeli officials are not giving a time when prisoners will be freed. Israel will release Palestinian prisoners that have no blood on their hands. A slogan Israeli's use on Palestinian prisoners that were not involved with deadly attacks on Israelis. Israel has finally released $100 million dollars tof tax that Israel collected from the Palestinians. This is Palestinian money. President Abbas has been waiting for this tax money for over a year to pay their teachers, police, etc. Hamas who control the Gaza Strip is upset with Abbas for working with Israel who is supporting the 400,000 Israeli's living on Palestinian lands illegally and who are building 35 foot tall walls to divide and conquer the Palestinian people who visit family in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. It is like living in a poverty ridden fish bowl. Gaza Strip has 1.4 million Palestinian, 60% living below the poverty line. They are refugees in their own country. More to come, stay tune.
07/08/07. Live Earth or SOS ended and was a success in getting the message out on Global Warming. Super star rock musicians all volunteered to entertain and join the Organizer of this event, former V.P. Al Gore to make aware the the need for worldwide conservation. Live Earth, 24 hour concert was spread over seven continents. Entertaining over 500 million people. The cities that hosted the concert were London, Kyoto, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and New Jersey. Live Earth was bigger than Live 8 and Live Aid. Good job Al Gore.
07/07/07. Illinois State legislator, Republican leader Kirk Dillard appeared in a Junior Senator's Barack Hussein Obama's Presidential commercial aired on television in Iowa. He endorsed the junior Senator for President. Kirk Dillard at one time worked for Senior Senator of Arizona, McCain who currently running for President. Check out our Presidential Candidate web sites by clicking above. More to come, stay tune.
07/07/07. This weekend, the NAACP 98th Convention meets in Detroit. The last time Detroit hosted the convention was 1989. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chernoff will be one of the main speakers.
07/07/07. Illinois legislature is continuing in their emergency funding session today. Govenor Blagojevich is planning on leasing the Illionois Lottery to any top bidder for Billions of dollars. Currently the State Lottery brings in approximately $600 million dollars a year. The State of Illinois is run by Democrats and have yet to vote on a balanced budget. They missed the June 30th deadline. The problem is five fold. 1. Illinois Pension Fund is $35 to $45 billion dollars underfunded. 2. Education dollars in parts of Illinois is not equal to other parts of the State. 3. Transit money problems in Chicago is needed or else a fare increase will be implemented. The Chicago Transit Authority just passed a new deal with Chicago to increase CTA employee benefits and pay. Their Union is important to Mayor Daley and his democratic political machine. Metra also is need of money to fix their infrastructure, pay employees, and update equipment. 4. Electric rates are out of control in southern and down State Illinois. Democrats and Republicans want a better way to distribute the cost of getting electricity to customers living in those areas of the State. 5. Govenor Blagojevich's Health Plan. He wants the State to cover 1.4 Million uninsured people living in Illinois. The fight in Springfield is among Democrats. Republicans have no power and are not even wheeling their power to broker this fiasco. Leadership is poor among Republicans in State government. Leaders in the Democratic Party in Springfield are all from Chicago. Blagojevich-Jones-Madigan, all Democrats. More to come, stay tune.
07/07/07. London, England ie remembering their 2nd Anniversary of the London Bombing that occured in 2005. That bombing killed 52 people. Four al-Quaida suicide bombers struck three underground trains and one double decker bus. Approximately 700 people were injured.
07/06/07. Guess What! Former Chicago Bear football player, Tank Johnson was not guilty of drunk driving. Police dropped the charges. Imagine that. Is our media that strong to find him guilty without a jury. Is it really OK to have police knock down the doors of people who own guns. The 2nd Amendment is part of our Constitution. Remember the 4th of July! Just because you live in Illinois does that mean Stalin, Hitler, or Mao tactics.
07/06/07. Unemployment is at 4.5%. 132,000 New Jobs in June 2007. 7,000 more jobs than forecasters were expecting. May had 190,000 New Jobs and 122,000 New Jobs in April. Originally the reports were wrong for job creation in May and April 2007. The old reports were at 157,000 for May and 80,000 for April 2007. The demand for labor is contributed to solid demand for goods and services. Education, health services, liesure and hospitality and government drove the job growth for June 2007. Even construction jobs last month were better despite the slump in new and existing housing market. The average hourly wage rose to $17.38 dollars per hour. Thats a .03% icrease from May 2007. Over the last 12 months, wages grew by 3.9%. This should ease inflation fears. High inflation is no good for the economy. Creates less money n your pocket book. Less goods are sold and effects your investments. The value is lowered. The Federal Reserve last week kept the Federal Reserve interest rate at 5.25%. In 2006, the average monthly job growth gain was 189,000. The first six months of 2007 averaged a monthly job growth at 145,000 new jobs in the U.S.A.. A new law will increase the Federal Minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over two years. The first increase of .70 cents will go into effect latter this month. Commerce Secretary, Carlos Gutierrez said, "This is a time to be looking to join the job market and be part of the job market. This suggests this is a very good time for our economy and for people to take full advantage of it." Without counting undocumented workers our Unemployment rate is lower that the 4.5% reported. Imagine if 150,000 of today's undocumented workers working in the shadows of our economy would have been allowed to become documented workers would purchase 150,000 new and existing homes for sale in 2008. Another economic boom for the next 15 years. Think about that! Jim Liceaga : ) Check out our Job web page and Final Thought web page.
07/06/07. Actress Eva Longoria and NBA Champion Tony Parker are married today in Paris France, the French Capital. A civil ceremony officiated by the Mayor of Paris, Bentrad Delanoe. That is what is required in France to make a marriage official. The church wedding is scheduled on Saturday. The Paris church once served French Royals. After that the party begins as they and their guests party at Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century chateau southeast of Paris. Today for the official marriage in Paris France at City Hall, Tony Parker arrived in a grey mini van wearing a dark suit. Eva Longoria showed up in a white stretch limo with California license plates. She was wearing a short pink Chanel dress with striped black and white straps. After an interview on Friday, Tony Parker said he was eager to have kids. "That would be even better then my NBA titles, even if I don't compare private life and sports. Eva talks to me about it all the time. I'd like to have girls, because I come from a world of boys. I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I feel blessed, lucky, and I realize it," he said. The Y Yes You Can family wishes Mr. and Mrs. Lengoria Parker a long and happy marriage.
07/05/07. In our Nations Capital, two men in the fire pit at the National Mall after the Fire Works show experienced an explosion where they were working. One of the men was injured and sent to the hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. He will recover.
07/05/07. Illinois Legislature is in session today. An Emergency Session called by Govenor Blagojevich. He wants them to debate and battle for a State Balanced Budget everyone can vote on. Currently the State of Illinois is using emergency funds to keep the state working until August 2007. More to come, stay tune.
07/05/07. A Russian town, called the Russian Riveria, Sochi on the Black Sea has been awarded to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was tough but Russian President Putin pulled all his wit together to get the decision he lobbied for. The vote was close, 51 to 47. A Victory for the resort town of Sochi. You can ski in their mountains, then come down to sun yourselfs on the beach. The Russians have won 293 Winter Olympic Game Medals. Sochi, Russia won the 2014 Winter Olympics bid from South Korea, and Australia. Both countries are very disappointed.
07/05/07. Christopher Vaughn, the man accused of murdering his wife and three children is scheduled to be in front of a Judge this morning. He is being held in a Joliet prison. More to come, stay tune.
07/05/07. 81 year old, Bill Pickney, the last of the original Drifters passed away yesterday at a Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. He was scheduled to perform. He was found in his hotel room dead. No suspicious accusations for his death. It seems he died of old age. The stage will miss him. Another great performer from my past has past away. God Bless his family.
07/05/07. Yesterday in Iowa, Junior Senator, Barack Hussein Obama in Iowa had a close call with a man hanging around the Fairfield Inn motel where the Senator was resting. The man, Davit Zakarian was seen at another event by Secret Service agents who are assigned to protect the 2008 Presidential Candidate. 24 year old Zakarian was checked out, he was carrying a knife with a blade that was over eight inches. The Senator is fine, the man was arrested for concealing a deadly weapon and having his drivng license suspended. He will be in front of a judge this morning.
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