09/26/07. A Saudi company run by a half brother of Osama bin Laden said it will secure 580 square miles of land in Yemen and about 260 square miles of land in Djibouti on opposite sides of the Red Sea, to build two cities that would eventually be connected by a 17 mile long bridge connecting Africa and Asia. More to come, stay tune.
09/26/07. Columbia said it would seek to extradite Yair Klein, a former Israeli army colonel who trained right wing paramilitaries in the 1980's, after is arrest in Russia.
09/26/07. The two day Strike is over! General Motors and United Auto Workers have come up with a four year tentatve labor contract. The agreement came out of the bargaining table at 3:05am this morning. It was about whowill control VEBA or Voluntary Emplorees Beneficiary Association worth $51 billion dollars. 340,000 GM retired hourly workers and spouses are members of VEBA. UAW will get 70% of of that $51 billion dollars to manage. GM will possibly give extra money to their retired workers since they have more money than expenses in their pension fund which was managed well over the years. The UAW did not get any increase in wages for their members but GM said it will give a bonus or lump sum to current workers. Any new hires will not be under these new labor terms. It only covers existing workers. Lower wages for new workers is guaranteed. UAW did not guarantee its 73,000 members on any future U.S. plant closings. Plant closings could be the answer General Motors needs to compete with Toyota. The agreement must be reviewed by UAW Presidents and must be voted on by members. This is when we will know all aspects of this labor contract. Currently 80 GM facilities will be back to work. This was the first nationwide strike since 1976 when the UAW closed down Ford Motor plants. UAW officials will be discussing how to bargain with Ford Motors Corporation this weekend. Chyrsler is looking at this deal very closely. More to come, stay tune.
09/25/07. Official account of the Lebanese army taking control of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp after a siege lasting more than three months to oust militants of the Fatah al-Islam group linked to al-Qaeda are as follows; 222 militants were killed, and 200 were captured. Civilians killed were at least 42 and Lebanese soldiers killed 163 during that terrorist siege.
09/25/07. 78 million baby boomers working in the United States are expected to retire beginning this quarter. Social Security is still in a trillion dollar deficit. More to come, stay tune.
09/25/07. Cook County Illinois, President Todd Stroger is expected to push for a 11% sales tax in Cook County. Cook County Commissioners will meet to discuss a solution for the County's $400 million dollar deficit. More to come, stay tune.
09/25/07. Iran's President, Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the United Nations this afternoon. More to come, stay tune.
09/25/07. United Auto Workers are on strike as of yesterday. 12,000 cars will not be produced for the next three days if the auto workers stay on strike. If the workers continue the strike expect 18,000 automobiles not to be produced weekly. Factories that provide parts will lay off their workers. Tire manufacturers will do the same. General Motor Dealers will run out of their inventory within three weeks. The cost to the auto industry will be in the billions. Both sides are still trying to get to some kind of common ground. It is the survival of General Motors v. Workers Security at GM plants around the U.S. More to come, stay tune.
09/25/07. DuPage County Illinois issues approximately 189,000 traffic tickets per year. More to come, stay tune.
09/24/07. American carmaker Ford had a bad month in August. Ford Sales fell more than 14%. Ford is currently behind Toyota who is holding second place in auto sales for the month of August 2007. Ford is now behind Toyota. GM is still in first place for now. Are there any Minute Men owning Toyotas. General Motors sold 6% more cars in August 2007 than it did in August 2006. More to come, stay tune.
09/24/07. National Average for regular gas is $2.79 per gallon.
09/24/07. Chicago Bears lost another regular season game last night against the Dallas Cowbows. Final score was 34-10. Bears Quarterback, Ron Grossman said that he needs to do a better job with the football. This is the third time the Bears last a game this season. Their wins are Zero for three games. Maybe the Bears should recruit a real Bear! from Lincoln Park Zoo. At least you would get a bear worthy of being called a Bear. Next week the Bears play at Detroit against the Lyons. Jim Liceaga : )
09/24/07. The UAW or United Auto Workers plan on striking at GM plants starting at 11am eastern time today. UAW President, Ron Gettelfinger and his negotiation team will continue to hash it out with GM top brass until then. On the table is the future re. GM plants staying open and not going overseas. Recently GM has agreed with the UAW to handle a billion dollar pension fund that currently is managed by General Motors. GM's spokesman, Dan Flores said that GM will continue to negotiate in good faith with UAW to keep GM employees working. Both groups have been at the bargaining table for 20 days. More to come, stay tune.
09/24/07. Jewish Americans are protesting the arrival of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visit to New York's Columbia University. He will be speaking to students and staff today at the College. New York elected officials denied Iran's President request to lay a wreath and say a prey for peace at that sacred location where approx. 3,000 innocent souls lost their lives to terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Jewish Americans support Israel's plan on attacking Iran to stop their nuclear energy agenda. Iran says it Nuclear plan is for peaceful domestic use, Israel, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.A. believe it is for building Nuclear Weapons. Iran's neighbors India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons. The Persians feel they should not be left out of the international security loop in their region. Israel has the Atomic Bomb as well and that is a primary concern of the Iranians. There is much back room dealing when it comes to complicated world issues of today friends and possible tomorrow's foes. Who will be www.tomorrowsalliance.com . There is more story and issues than you see or hear. Open your mind and see all sides before jumping to any one conclusion. Jim Liceaga More to come, stay tune.
09/24/07. Florida will keep its plan to hold their Democratic Primary on January 29th, 2008. Democratin National Committee warned Florida that it will strip al 210 Democratic Delagates if they do not change the date to a future date. They believe that Iowa has the right to be first in holding its national Presidential primary. Iowa is mostly rural with 90% of Anglo American voters. By being first, Iowa dictates the agenda of the Campaign. Iowa is not reflective of the United States of America's true total population peopl;e and problems. Furthermore, the Constitution of the United States does not mention that Iowa has to be first when it comes to who is the first State to hold a National Primary. The DNC should stay clear of the peoples priority and individual State's Rights! Democratic Presidential Candidates have indicated that they will honor 19th Century traditions. The same traditions that kept African, Latino and Women from fully participating in the American voting process. Florida, keep the date you selected, your State is on the right side of a Representative Democracy. God Bless the United States of America. Jim Liceaga.
09/24/07. WEB HOSTING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS TODAY. THEY ARE UPGRADUNG THEIR SERVICES/SOFTWARE. THANKS FOR STICKING WITH US. MORE TO COME, STAY TUNE.
09/30/07. 22 million pounds of beef is recalled. The company is Topps and the phone number to call is 1(888)734-0451 to see if your beef in your refrigerator and/or freezer is on the recall list.. A high concentration of E-Coli has been detected in the beef. So far 2,100 people have been reported sick. So far no fatalities. More to come, stay tune.
09/30/07. Former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingwich has declared he will not be a Presidential Candidate in 08.
09/30/07. A brain eating Amoeba that lives and actively swims in warm lake water has killed seven people in Texas, Florida, Arizona. Scientists are looking into this horrible Amoeba to contain it. More to come, stay tune.
09/30/07. Chicago Bears loose against the Detroit Lyons 37 to 27. This is the Bear's 3rd lose. Their record currently is 1 Win and 3 Loses. Brian Griese was sacked 7 times. He threw the ball 51 times. The Lyons scored 34 points in the 4th Quarter. Bears running game needs improving, Defense needs to get more heart/tougher, and the Bear's Recievers need to hold onto the ball. Quarterback Rex Grossman spoke to Brian Griese on the side lines 5 to 6 times giving him the heads up on how the Pocket was doing. Bears had too many penalties and turn overs at Ford Field in Detroit this Sunday. :(
09/30/07. Iran's President, Ahmadinejad has indicated he will send an invitation for our 43rd President to speak to Iran's top College students in Iran. More to come, stay tune.
09/30/07. Today is the last game for the Chicago White Sox. Stats to follow, stay tune.
09/30/07. Today is the last day Presidential Candidates donations are collected before they have to report their total donations for the 3rd quartrer. More to come, stay tune.
09/30/07. Sales Taxes in Illinois is expected to go up. Todd Stroger, Cook County President is hosting a rally in Chicago to get support for a 2% Sales Tax increase. If this tax legislation passes it will be the first increase in 15 years. It is a plan to raise $1 billion dollars for Cook County. Clergy top officials believe this will close the $300 to $550 million dollar shortfall. More to come, stay tune.
09/29/07. Chicago Cubs are the National League Champs this morning. The last time they had this title was 2003. Know the playoffs are in the Cubs hands to handle. "Hey Cubbie Fans what do you say, the Cubs are going to win today." More to come, stay tune.
09/29/7. In Chicago, the Edens Expressway starts construction to lay new pavement, new drainage, and lane configuations. The $43 million dollar project will take 12 months or more. Millions of daily drivers will be stuck waiting to get to their destinations if they don't plan alternative routes this week. This week is considered Phase one in construction. More to come, stay tune.
09/29/07. Chicago's elite squad of Policemen have been caught on tape entering a building at night without a warrant. Illegal drugs was a motive for Chicago police to redistribute these illegal drugs on the street to keep the illegal money for themselfs. This Special Chicago Police squad are being investigated for plotting to murder a member of their own squad. Mayor Daley who has been Chicago's Mayor for almost two decades said he knew nothing about the goings on of his cities police department. More to come, stay tune.
09/29/07. A Federal Court in Texas threw out immigration fraud charges against Luis Posada Carriles, an elderly Cuban exile whom Cuba and Venezuela want to extradite to face charges over the 1976 bombings of a Cuban airliner in which 73 people were killed.
09/29/07. A New York Judge has ruled that their city taxis will be required to have GPS equipment and credit card machines installed in all of their vehicles by 2010. More to come, stay tune.
09/29/07. The teenager Micheal Bell who was booked as an adult for beating up a Anglo American highschool student has been let out of prison with a $45,000 bond. He will be allowed to be tried as a juvineil instaed of an adult. More to come, stay tune.
09/28/07. We at the yyesyoucan family apologize for missing bringing you todays news. Our Internet Service Provider updated their services and we were down for all of today. We sincerely Thankyou and Appreciate all your support. Thankyou, Jim Liceaga
09/27/07. Security test on the Canadian/U.S. border failed. A testor crossed over to the United States side successfully with a device that could have been a weapon of Mass destruction. We all know that much of the illegal middle eastern type ingredients to manufacture illegal drugs along with fully produced illegal drugs cross the Canadian border over to the U.S.A. for distribution every hour of the day. Americans love their drugs, illegal to legal. Baby Boomers enjoyed their teenage and young adult years on illegal drugs. Just listen to their music. That was the drug generation and it will continue to be the drug generation since they are now the old/seniors needing the drugs for their comfort or mental security. Can we all say Viagra! We should call it, "The Penis Drug." Instead of getting it on the corner, you can visit the corner drug store. They now push the drugs baby boomers still crave for. Whats the old saying, "What comes around, goes around!" The blame game should be over, It's not only the Southwest border to the United States bringing drugs in. Demand is high or else drug trafficing wouldn't be as big a business as it is. For God Sake the terrorist that crumbled the Twin Towers in New York on 9/11 came through the Canadian side. America, stop taking Drugs! Let's make America Safer. Jim Liceaga : (
09/27/07. Over the planting and harvesting season in Zimbabwe, the government decided to ration households to four hours of electricity a day in order to help farmers who need electrical power irrigate their crops. More to come, stay tune.
09/27/07. A Texan named, Kinky Freeman, a Politician, Writer, Television Personality, and Cigar Distributor owning his own brand, said that the former MSNBC television and a radio personality, Don Imus's ability to come back on the airways is like like Jesus comming back. No Respect! Mr. Freeman on television promoting his book gets away with religious slander, saying that Don Imus is similar to Jesus. Mr. Freeman has also attacked hard working undocumented immigrants who share the American dream. Thank God, this idiot in Texas has never been elected. Unfortunately he has a huge so called Christian following including members of the Minute Men. You can go to his web site, www.kinkyfreeman.com for his cigars.
09/27/07. Federal District Judge, Ann Aiken ruled yesterday that using the Patiot Act to authorize secret wiretapping and secret searches to gather criminal evidence instead of intelligence gathering violates the U.S. Constitution. The ruling is from a court case re. Attorney Brandon Mayfield who was in Madrid Spain during a terrorist attack to their train system where 191 people died. The FBI took finger prints and matched them with Attorney Mayfield. It was a FBI mistake. The FBI investigated and found that they were wrong. Attorney Mayfield found out and complained. The FBI then decided to settle his complaint before it went into court for $2 million dollars and an apology. Attorney Mayfield filed a lawsuit anyway, challenging the Patriot Act claiming civil rights violations. More to come, stay tune.
09/27/07. Mexico has reported a 20% increase of in crime due to the drug cartels fighting for power. Since January 2007, 2000 people have been murdered. The United States and Mexico have launched a bi-lateral agreement to battle the cartels from both countries. Assisting each other to identify the drug/business leaders across the world supplying the drug traffic suppliers. Both countries have tried to bring the drug use in the U.S. and Mexico lower but America seems to love its illegal drugs. The probe stretches across the seas to countries like Afghanistan, Italy, France, Canada, Russia, Poland and China. It seems that the fight on illegal drugs not only crosses our borders but across the world, hitting every continent on earth. The United States and Mexico is pleading with their populations to Please Stop Using Drugs! More to come, stay tune.
09/19/07. Illinois Senate has approved to expand gambling by adding three more Casinos within the state. The cost will be in the billions. The move was Illinois Senate President, Emil Jones answer to fund education and mass transit woes in Illinois. Pumping Billions of dollars for big Union donors to bid for. $200 million dollars for Chicago's Mass Transit problems. CTA needed $110 million dollars alone. $300 million for Illinois Education system. The legislation to expand gambling now must be approved by the Iliinois House of Representatives. They voted it down last time. More to come, stay tune.
09/19/07. The Federal Reserve yesterday lowered its rates it lends to banks across the countery. Short term rates fell from 5.25% to 4.75%. This was a welcome from domestic and international markets. In the United States the DOW has jumped 300 points at yesterday's close. This move to lower short term rates will effect credit card rates, home equity loans, and adjustable rate mortgages. More to come, stay tune.
09/19/07. Cook County Illinois is seeking a 2% Sales Tax Increase. The next step is for the legislation to be hammered out in Committee. More to come, stay tune.
09/19/07. OJ Simpson has been charged with 11 crimes including kidnapping that can give him life in prison. He will be arraigned this morning in a Navada court. His lawyers will ask for bail. On a side note, the producer, Spector that is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, an actress might get a lessor sentence since the jury can't find a reason to convict him on murder. Even though she died in his home by his gun. He said that she committed suicide. The police had no proof of suicide. Yet OJ has been judged on another level for killing his wife, even though he was proven innocent. In the Spector case, the judge will instruct the jury to judge Spector for manslaughter. Both cases were re. murder yet one man is Anglo American in the house where the women was found dead, the other is African American who was proven to be out of the state where his ex-wife was found murdered. Does the U.S.A. have different justice for those who are of color or non-Anglo? More to come, stay tune.
09/19/07. We apologize for yesterdays light news. Our ISP was down for repair or testing. We appreciate your understanding and please continue to use this web site for information. Sincerely, James Liceaga
09/18/07. General Motors has agreed to acept the United Auto Workers demands. More to come, stay tune.
09/17/07. United Auto Workers and General Motors have taken a break this morning. Over the weekend they discussed retirement benefits for current retired workers. More to come, stay tune.
09/17/07. OJ Simpson will be held without bail till Thursday. Then he will see a Nevada Judge. More to come, stay tune.
09/17/07. Brazil's Supreme Court indicted 40 people including Jose Dirceu and other senior former leaders of the ruling Worker's Party, on criminal charges of corruption over the mensalao scandel, a bribes for votes scheme revealed two years ago. The alledge will fight these indictments. More to come, stay tune.
09/17/07. The existing conservative party has prevailed on holding their leadership power in Greece. Current Prime Minister, Kustas Karamanihs has been reelected. Many voters say this election was stolen. With the fire only a month ago where thousands of people lost their homes and approximately 63 people lost their lives voters are still upset. More to come, stay tune.
09/17/07. The 43rd President will announce his new Attorney General to replace Alberto Gonzalez. He is Micheal Makasey, a New York Federal Judge. Very Conservative which has upset New York's Senior Senator Shumer. More to come, stay tune.
09/16/07. Happy Independence Day Mexico. We at the yyesyoucan family honor your past fight for Independence, making North America stronger in the world. Mexico and U.S.A. bringing and holding democracy in North America. Thankyou. Jim Liceaga
09/16/07. Firday, the Autoworkers Union contract has expired. GM is worried that a strike could be planned if no new contract is agreed on. GM this week got rid of their incentives re. selling their vehicles to the public. The need they believe for those special incentives is not warranted to sell their vehicle. Possibly, the Union Contract that has expired will worry GM executives. More to come, stay tune.
09/16/07. Several thousand anti war protestors arrived in Washington D.C. to show America Saturday that the War against Terrorist in Iraq most end. They shouted "shame on you" when 190 protestors were arrested for laying down on the Capital steps. Protesters called it a "die in". A barrier was put up to keep them off the Capital steps. The sponsor called Answer Coalition pulled the permit to protest. They thought only 10,000 protesters would show up, instead approximately 100,000 protesters showed up to demand that the U.S.A. pull out of Iraq. They shouted "pull out of Iraq, when do we want it, Now! These protesters are willing, ready, and able to get the vote out for the 2008 election. Most likely working for a Democratic Candidate. At the same time, 1,000 Pro Iraq War against terrorism were in Washington giving support to the 43rd President.
09/16/07. MetroPC's, a mobile phone operator proposed buying Leap. A competor for around 5.5 billion dollars. Both companies direct their business at the cheaper end of America's mobile phone market.
09/16/07. Apple has confirmed the lowering of it's iPhone from $599 to $399. It came out in Spring of 2007. The folks who bought the device at $599 will not get a credit for paying at least 20% more money. Apple needs to compete with their competition that is bringing out to consumers their version of the iPhone.
09/23/07. The average cost of employer provided family health insurance in America increased to $12,106 this year. Workers pay about a 1/4% or about $3,281 a year, out of public. It is true that health premiums costs have slowed down recently but since 2001 health costs have risen about 78%. In 2001, workers covered by company health benefits were about 65%. Today only 59% of workers are covered by a Company health care plan. More to come, saty tune.
09/23/07. Junior U.S. Senator from New York and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton told reporters today that her Health Care plan will not be available to immigrants not documented in the U.S.. She still believes that a safety net must be available for all. More to come, stay tune.
09/23/07. This week in France, Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has been found guilty from their courts for taking steriods while racing. Doping up. The court ruling was a split decision. He has been banned from future competition. He might appeal France's court decision. More to come, stay tune.
09/23/07. An Anglo American hate group in Louisiana has listed the Jena 6 families addresses and phone numbers on their website. The Jena 6 family members have been getting threatening phone calls and visits. The FBI has been notified and will be investigating this website. The FBI might send out agents to protect the African American families. More to come, stay tune.
09/22/07. The European Commission dropped its plans to require Britain and Ireland to phase out the use of Imperial weights and measures, such as pints and pounds, by 2009. The commission said it wanted to respect British and Irish culture and traditions.
09/22/07. Illinois Republican Congressman, Jerry Weller has announced he is resigning from public office. He was first elected to his Congressional seat in 1994. He was being investigated for a possible illegal land deal in Honduras. He did not mention the investigation when he announced his resignation. More to come, stay tune.
09/22/07. Berry Bonds has been let go from the San Francisco Giants, where he played for the last 15 years. He was not present when this news broke out. Bonds didi say he has lots more of Baseball play in his blood and will soon be picked up from another team. More to come, stay tune.
09/21/07. Algeria's state owned power company recinded a deal to develop a $7 billion dollar gas project with two Spanish energy firms. They blame the firms for cost overruns and delays, calling it industrial fiasco. The Spanish firms called it an illegitimate appropriation by the state. All parties are seeking arbitration.
09/21/07. Iran's President Ahmadinejad who will be attending a forum at the United Nations has requested a visit of Ground Zero where once stood the Twin Towers. Sept 11th, 2001 terrorist crashed two airplanes into the two towers. Ahmadinejad was told by the President that he coud not visit this sacred U.S. site. Ahmadinejad wanted to lay a wreath in honor of the dead that died in the Twin Towers. He will attend Columbia University in New York. More to come, stay tune.
09/21/07. Today the U.S. Senate with a vote of 47 to 47 was not able to pass an Anti War legislation to bring U.S. troops home next year. To pass this legislation the Democrats needed 60 votes. 43 Republican blocked the bill today. Republican Senators that voted with the Democrats are Hagel, Smith and Snowe. Currently there are 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Four Star General David Petraeus told Congress recently that he could control Iraq from terrorist with 130,000 U.S. troops. More to come, stay tune.
09/21/07. The 15 year old that brought a lawsuit against a Chicago Priest, Father McCormick for sexually molesting him when he was younger has settled with the Catholic Archdiocese for $1.6 million dollars. No comment from Chicago's Cardinal George.
09/20/07. The Jena 6 have had their convictions reduced from Attempted Murder to Battery. The District Attorney in Lousiana, Reed Walter tried to get these six African American teenagers to be tried as adults. The six high school boys beat up an Anglo American high school student when that student and two other Anglo American kids called a section of the Jena High School for White people only. The three white kids even hung ropes on the trees surrounding their section of the school grounds to make aware that black students stay out or else possibly be hung. One of the six African American kids, Micheal Bell was to be tried as an Adult, facing 30 years or more in prison. Louisiana's Supreme Court ruled that this was unconstitutional, that Micheal Bell was a teenager, a juvenile, not an Adult. Over 60,000 African Americans are today demonstrating in the small town of Jena to demand that District Attorney, Reed Walter be requested to Congress to be asked by our 110th Congressional Members his true motives. The attack on the Anglo American student was brutal but he did not die and he was threatening African American Students to stay out in a public place or else possiby being hung. No Anglo American kids charged, only African Americans charged by District Attorney Reed Walter. He told reporters that there is no law against any person hanging ropes in a public place. I guess threats don't count. More to come, stay tune.
09/20/07. Deliberations continue today at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago re. the Chicago Family Secret Mob or Italian Mafia Trial. Judge James Stegal was out of town last week so the trial had to wait till today. The jury must deliberate who committed the 18 murders. These murders were committed in the 1970's and 1980's. More to come, stay tune.
09/20/07. Former NFL football star and actor OJ Simpson has returned to Florida to his Miami home after yesterdays hearing re. his bond. It was judged that Simpson's bond be $125,000 dollars. He needed 10% to bail himself out of jail. More to come, stay tune.
09/20/07. Federal Judge Norval ruled at Chicago's Dirksen Federal Building today that Planned Parenthood planned opening of an abortion clinic in Aurora, Illinois will not open tomorrow. It seems that the permit Planned Parenthood took out to open the clinic was pulled under another name. The judge did say that Planned Parenthood could pull a new permit. This will give Aurora city officials to decide if an Abortion Clinic should be opened in their city. They say that an abortion clinic could be a cloud over their prosperous city. More to come, stay tune.
09/07/07. Illinois has launched a new Official State Emergency Web Site. It is www.ready.Illinois.gov Check it out!
09/07/07. Yesterday the new Republican Presidential Candidate started his three day tour in Iowa. More to come stay tune.
09/07/07. After five days, Millionare Adventurist Steve Fossett is still missing. A search in a Nevada's desert now has covered 10,000 square miles. He flew out of a private air strip in Navada to look for a site of his next stunt using a Rockett Propelled Car. More to come, stay tune.
09/07/07. Russia's President Putin has approved a $1 billion dollar loan to Indonesia so that they can purchase weapons. From tanks, machine guns, jets and even submarines, all for sale and financed by Russia. Russia has indicated that they have much more cash to loan out for any of their needs. President Putin delivers a energy treaty that allows Russia to tap into Indonesia's energy commodities/wealth. Oil to Minerals. More to come, stay tune.
09/06/07. Starting today Mexican Trucks, driven by Mexican National truck drivers will be allowed to haul their goods across United States Highways. Canada Truck Drivers have been doing this for years. Some U.S. truck drivers, union and non-union are looking to use violence against these Mexican Truck Drivers. More to come, stay tune.
09/06/07. Congressman Paul Gilmore from Ohio was found dead in his Washington, D.C. apartment yesterday. When not showing up for work a person from his staff decided to go to his home. He was first elected to the Congress in 1988. No mention of how or what he died from. More to come, stay tune.
09/06/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley to push and pass a 25% increase in parking fees at the airports. More to come, stay tune.
09/06/07. The famed Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti died early today from Pancreatic Cancer he has been suffering since 2006. He was only 71 years old. He was a Great Opera Star. Another person from my youth has passed away. :(
09/06/07. In Chicago, the person that pushed a man in Lake Michigan while he was fishing early morning has been arrested for murder. He is 31 year old John Haley. He told friends that the fisherman looked hot and needed to be cooled off. He then pushed him into Lake Michigan. The man could not swim. He drowned.
09/06/07. Senator Johnson from So. Dakota has returned to the Senate yesterday. He had a stroke approximately two months ago.
09/06/07. Former U.S. Tennessee Senator, Actor, Lawyer and Lobbyist Fred Thompson has finally announced he is a candidate for President of the United States on the Jay Leno Show last night. His web site is www.fred08.com Check out our page with all the 2008 Presidential Candidate web sites. More to come saty tune
09/05/07. St. Petersburg, Russia, will be the site of a new commodities exchange set up by the New York Mercantile Exchange. The exchange will trade Russian crude oil. According to the Russian government, the first contracts will be dated October 2007 and Rebco futures are likely to begin trading in the second half of 2008. The government is also using administrative and tax policies to persuade firms to trade on the exchange, which is expected to narrow the gap in prices between international and Russian oils.
09/05/07. Senior Senator Larry Craig of Idaho said that he is innocent and will probably not retire. More To Come!
09/05/07. The Australia/US Summit went well. Australia's Prime Minister, John Howard said that they will keep their 500 troops in Iraq. An election is soon in Australia and the opposition stand on Iraq is to pull their troops out. More to come, stay tune.
09/05/07. Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the death of the Albanian nun, Mother Theresa. God Bless Her good works!
09/05/07. Germany has arrested three men who were planning massive terrorist attacks on Airports, Disco's and US Troops stationed in Germany. Two of the men are German Nationals and the third man is Turkish. The suspects were attempting to move 700+ kilos of hydrogen peroxide when authorities moved in. Forty properties believed to have been potential targets are being investigated. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
09/05/07. Legislators in Springfield are looking to raise taxes to bail out the CTA. The CTA has big pension problems and need funds by September 15th. Metra and Pace are part of this deal. Stay Tuned!
09/04/07. President Bush to visit Australia for a Summit. More to come, stay tune.
09/04/07. It is official, Hong Kong's May jobless rate remained at 4.3% from the previous month, a nine year low. The drop from May 2006 was 0.5%.
09/04/07. Chicago Public schools are open today. Pupilsare to report to their schools this morning. More to come, stay tune.
09/04/07. Illinois Govenor has signed a new law to make it tougher for drunk and fast drivers on Illinois highways. It is called Jeff Law. The law is to protect workers on Illinois Highways. More to come, stay tune.
09/04/07. President Bush has indicated that if security in Iraq improves that United States troops will be coming home to the states quicker than expected. Recently Iraqi and U.S. forces have been kicking terrorist butt in Iraq. Insurgents do not have the big fire power needed to keep an area for a long time. Different factions understand that now. They are still dividing power upin the streets of Baghdad. More to come, stay tune.
09/04/07. Chicago Beaches are officially closed as of today. No life guards will be on duty at the beaches of Lake Michigan of Chicago.
09/03/07. It's official, Germany's unemployment rate continued to fall 0.4% in April 2007 to 9.1%. That represents a 1.7% drop from April 2006.
09/03/07. The two month old fire in the Los Padres forest in California are finally contained. The cost was $17 million dollars, countless manhours and 374 square miles of forest burned.
09/03/07. President Bush is in Iraq meeting with U.S. troops and Iraqi high officials. He landed in the Anbar Province at A-ASAD Air Base secretly. Iraq's Prime Minister Nourri al- Maliki and Iraq's President Jalal Talabani and other officials will hold meetings with our 43rd President. President Bush purposely bypassed Baghdads International Airport to bring attention to the current Iraqi government lack of political progress. The United States is negotiating most of the treaties among the many different factions in Iraq. By landing in the Anbar Province, President Bush is showing P.M. Maliki that the U.S. has secured that area and that P.M. Maliki needs to shore up security in Baghdad. More to come, stay tune.
09/03/07. In Chicago, someone is pushing folks fishing at the edge of Lake Michigan into the lake. Yesterday, a fisherman pushed into the lake drowned. This is now a murder case, Chicago police said. No suspects as of yet. Fishermen and women are now looking over their shoulders. More to come, stay tune.
09/03/07. $4 billion dollars is what the movie industry took in this summer 2007. The last big summer was in 2004 where the movie industry took in $3.5 billion dollars. Enjoy the movies, get your popcorn, your drink and smile. : )
09/02/07. President Bush has announced that he will have HUD or FHA be more inclusive of Sub-Prime borrowers. FHA will refinance borrowers with good credit, per FHA guidelines all Sub-Prime loans. FHA years ago had a huge market share of loans but the Sub Prime lenders did take over their market in the last 15 years. FHA is back and will do what it does best, lend to weaker borrorers. Stay tune for more.
09/02/07. Chinas central bank raised interest rates for the fourth time this year because of high inflation figures. This is the first time in ten years these figures could be a negative down turn is their Capital Markets. More to come, stay tune.
09/02/07. The Political Elephant Gun has been aimed and fired at U.S. Senior Senator from Idaho, Larry Craig. Senator Craig has announced on Saterday that he will step down from the Senate on September 30th, 2007. After the possible gay sex scandel, the National Republican Committee decided to insist that Senator Craig step down. Idaho continues to be a Red State. More to come, stay tune.
09/01/07. Chicago Public School teachers voted on their new contract last night. Not by paper ballot but by body count. Some of the teachers were upset with that type of voting. It is acceptable by the Teacher's Union guidelines. They voted in keeping the same number of days for teaching pupils, job security, keeping the same health care package, and voted to increase their pay by 4% each year. The vote was 428 out of 557 members. September 10th, 2007 is the final vote. More to come stay tune.
09/01/07. Idaho's Senior Unitd States Senator, Republican Larry Craig will announce his retirement from the Senate seat he held for over 15 years today at noon. He was elected three times and had about three years left on his current term. He is retiring after allegations of sexual misconduct. Nothing has ever been proven, but he pleaded guilty of a misdemeanor. More to come, stay tune.
09/01/07. New law goes into effect that criminalizes Parents of children who drink alcohol at home. In their own home. Three years in jail, $125,000 fine if the teen gets gets injured or killed. This applies as well if your teen injures or kills anyone else. This includes driving or anything else that can harm another individual. More to come, stay tune.
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09/15/07. OJ Simpson has been arrested in Las Vegas for stealing his own sports items from a person that stole it from him years ago. He found the items and retrieved them. That is what a man does. We will find out the facts, in the mean time remember, your innocent before your proven guilty in the U.S.A.. More to come, stay tune.
09/15/07. Japan launched their rocket to the moon to orbit and take pictures as well as collect data so that their scientists can use for future flights. Their spaceship will orbit the moon for one full year. More to come, stay tune.
09/15/07. Greece is getting ready for their elections tomorrow. After the fires the ruling conservative party is in trouble. Stay tune for more.
09/14/07. President Bush said in his speech to the nation that by Christmas 2007, 5,700 troops to be home back in the U.S.A. You can read his speech in this web site by going to our Sept. Pres. News section.
09/14/07. Illinois Govenor Blagojevich has found additional money to give the CTA. It is now $37 million dollars. Actually, $5 million for metra and $1 million for PACE. The RTA is meeting this morning to agree or disagree with bailing out the CTA. It is still not enough money. More to come, stay tune.
09/14/07. Chicago Aldermen with the blessing of Mayor Daley has approved to purchase 300 Hybrid Electric Toyotas. The deal is worth $8.7 million dollars. Isn't it great that an American city buys American. oops that's right Toyota is a Japanese Company.
09/13/07. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resigned yesterday. Last month he said he would not resign. His political party, Liberal Democrats for the first time is not the the biggest political party in the Upper House of the Diet which is their Parliament. Half the seats were contested. His Party (LDP) still enjoys being the majority in Japan's Lower House. He has been hospitalized because of the stress he is under. More to come, stay tune.
09/13/07. Our 43rd President will have his 21st Address to the Nation. His topic will be the ecomomy and Iraq. This will be his 11th Address to the Nation discussing Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
09/13/07. The Euro has hit all time high at 1.395 It could go higher. This is good for European vacationers who are visiting the U.S.A.. EUROPEAN MANUFACTURERS are feeling the pinch. Especially if they export. Expect your European automobile you want to be more expensive. The good news is that American Automobiles are much more affordable. About 39% more affordable. More to come, stay tune.
09/13/07. Chicago's Congressman Davis has hosted a forum for Chicagoans to voice their experince with Police Brutality. The Chicago police were not invited to this meeting but will be asked to participate next time. As most Chicagoan's know, Chicago Police have been caught in many police brutality cases. More to come, stay tune.
09/13/07. Illinois Govenor Blagojevich has allocated $25 million dollars to keep the CTA afloat till November 2007. Sunday is the deadline that the CTA has to keep operating normally. The CTA needs $110 million dollars by this Sunday or else 600 workers could get laid off and 39 transit service lines cut. Tomorrow morning the RTA Board will meet to decide if that money will be accepted. It does not address the money needed for the rest of the Year the CTA still needs. Metra, or Pace funding woes are not addressed either. More to come, stay tune.
09/13/07. In Italy, Italians are boycotting eating any type of pasta for a day. The high prices of pasta is what the issue is. Italians expect a 20% increase in the price of pasta and expect an additional $1,500 a year in their food budget. Italian farmers have replaced the crop of wheat with sun flowers that produce sun flower seeds which are converted to bio-fuels. Italian farmers benefit from high prices for their new crops. Bio Fuel Crops. More to come, stay tune.
09/13/07. Democrats in Washington have leaked out information that U.S. Top General David Petraeus could be interested in running for President of the United States in 2012. Critics of the President say that is why General Petreaus is not protesting the 43rd Presidents plan in Iraq. Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid said that the President's plan of bringing home 30,000 U.S. troops from Iraq around July 2008 is not enough. He wants more troops home and earlier. More to come, stay tune.
09/12/07. Both the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and the Muslim Holiday of Ramadan begins at sundown. We at yyesyoucan express our deep thanks and appreciation to both religions for what they gave to the world. God Bless. Jim Liceaga
09/12/07. President Bush has said that if all goes well in Iraq that 30,000 U.S. troops could be home by July 2008. More to come, stay tune. U.S Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker and Gen. Peter Patraeus have agreed. Congressional Democrats currently do not have the votes to bring home the soldiers. More to come, stay tune.
09/12/07. In Ireland, Breast Cancer screening currently takes 2 years from the day Irish women schedule their appointments with Nationally run hospitals and clinics. Women in Ireland have had it and have gone to the private market re. their health care needs. Women groups have even purchased their own breast screening equipment to serve the women of Ireland. Good luck to the women in Ireland. They have the ..... to get to a needed solution that assists women in their country.
09/12/07. Barley and Wheat farmers in Ireland are expected to harvest 2% to 3% more this season verses 2006 harvest. Three weeks ago, constant rain threatened Ireland's crops ready for harvest. Luck of the Irish prevailed and the sun finally broke through in the last 14 days. Farmers now can get their crops in to sell around the world. Because of the high demand for these grains around the world Irish farmers are prosperous this year. There is a great demand for cerial around the world and of course bio-fuels that use their crops to produce energy. Beer is imported and exported. Ireland along with the rest of the world enjoy their beer. Barley and Wheat farmers are expected to make nice big profits this season. Crop prices are 50% higher than last year in 2006. No farm aid needed in Ireland.
09/11/07. We remember 9/11 today. The 6th Anniversary of that terrorist act against our country on our soil where a total of 2.974 people died. (This number does not represent the 19 terrorist/hijackers.) We are still in the fight against future terrorist who want to do an act like this again. This is our Pearle Harbor. Let us never forget either event. More to come, stay tune.
09/11/07. General Petraeus will be testifying again to Congress about how well the troop surge is doing in Iraq. Yesterday he said along with our Ambassador in Baghdad Iraq, Ryan Crocker that it is possible by July 2008 that 30,000 U.S. troops will be deployed home. More to come, stay tune.
09/11/07. Chicago Teachers Union has agreed to their new employment contract. 1. Teachers Health insurance cost will not go up till 2010. 2. A GUARANTEED RAISE of 4% each year till 2012. That is a 20% pay increase in 5 years. 3. If Chicago school system gets any new money then the Chicago Teachers Union can renegotiate this employment deal again to get more money for it's Union members. STILL MANY OF THE UNION MEMBERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THIS DEAL. Not enough perks and money.
09/11/07. The CTA needs $110 million dollars to keep the bus and trains running at current levels by Sunday. The State Legislature has not yet funded the CTA with the money they are crying for. 600 CTA workers could be laid off and the fares raised by $1 dollar. Service routes would be cut as well. More to come, stay tune.
09/10/07. US General Petraeus to inform Congress on events and strategy in Iraq. A progress report. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
09/10/07. In a potential challenge to iTunes' dominance of the market, Wal-Mart said its online music store would now also sell songs without digital rights-management protection. (Amazon is poised to launch a similar service.) Apple's iTunes began selling music free from DRM, which can be downloaded to other music players in addition to the iPod, earlier this year after its boss, Steve Jobs, called for a shake-up in the industry.
09/10/07. In an open letter to Catholics in China, Pope Benedict wrote in conciliatory terms about China's state-controlled Catholic church. He also stressed that the church in China had no mission to change the country politically. China and the Vatican have no official relations.
09/10/07. The Chicago Bears 1st game vs. The San Diego Chargers. Bears lose 14-3.
09/10/07. Yesterday was the First Spanish Televised Presidential Debate of the Democratic candidates.
09/10/07. Portugal took over from Germany as president of the European Union. Its main job over the next six months will be to draw up a full text of the new treaty agreed upon in outline by the recent EU summit-a task that could prove tricky as the Polish government is threatening to reopen the deal.
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09/08/07. Preliminary Data shows that the United Kingdom's Quarter 1 economy grew 2.8% from the first quarter of 2006 and 0.7% from the previous quarter. The February-April unemployment rate remained stable at 5.5% compared to the previous three month period and gained 0.2% from the same period a year earlier.
09/08/07. Paris Hilton has filed a lawsuit against Hallmark Cards, Inc. in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit is regarding trademark infringement of the phase. "That's Hot". Hilton has aquired the trademark on February 13th, 2007. The card is sellng for $2.49 cents. Hallmark has said it is a Satire of Paris Hilton, showing her face with a cartoon body, which says "Paris's First Day as a Waitress." It's about Satire America. How can Paris Hilton try to keep the rest of the world in saying and writing "That's Hot". It's crazy! Opps maybe that phrase is trademarked! More to come, stay tune.
09/08/07. A 69 year old women living in Palos Hills, Illinois has died from the West Nile Virus. She is the first women in Cook County that has passed away this year from this virus. She entered the Hospital early August 2007. Her name was notgiven to the public.
09/08/07. The master mind terrorist Bin Laden has emerged from where he has been hiding since 2004 with a new video. In the video he mentions two solutions how the United States can get out of Iraq. 1. Keep on killing U.S. soldiers and 2. The United States embrace and become a Muslim Nation. The video is considered authentic because he mentions the recent U.S. Mortgage problems and the retirement on former Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair. He looked much healthier than 2004, he even had his beard dyed black v. the grey bearded terrorist video of 2004. He wanted to look younger than he is. Is that a sin in your Fundamentalist Muslim way of thinking Bin Laden?
09/07/07. Australia's First Quarter's Gross Domestic Product grew 8.8% for the year and 2.3% from the last quarter. Their unemployment rate dropped 0.2% from April to 4.2% and declined 0.6% from a year earlier 2006.
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