Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fenwick Dreamin'...From Paris

We loaded up bicycles, fishing poles, beach towels and high heels; a two week supply of beach essentials.
Boardwalk pizza. Dairy Queen. Sand walking. Shell hunting.
Sun drenched pleasure will find us, even if the rain does too.

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Picture of the day

Racers wait under the heavy rain for the start of their men's 5000m heat at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday.

'Anti-Islamic' bus ads appear in major cities

A group called 'Stop Islamization of America' is promoting ads on major city public transportation that urge people to leave the Muslim faith. The anti-Islamic campaign is sparking thought about the religion's place in American society.

The group Stop Islamization of America paid for bus ads, such as this one in San Francisco, to promote its viewpoint. The ads, which read, ‘Leaving Islam?,’ are intended to be a resource for former Muslims. Muslim rights groups and others consider the ads to be anti-Islam.

Stephanie Rice


Does she have a case?

Shirley Sherrod: Does she have a case against Andrew Breitbart?

Shirley Sherrod said Thursday that she 'will definitely sue' Andrew Breitbart over the video that falsely portrayed her as a racist. The lawsuit could be a landmark for the blogosphere.

Interesting change for the islands

Land iguana in the Galapagos IslandsGalapagos off Unesco danger list

A Unesco panel votes to remove the Galapagos Islands from a "red list" of endangered heritage sites, drawing protests from a leading conservation group.

The importance of being Ernest

Charles Bicht
Is it possible to look at this picture and not smile? ... Charles Bicht is congratulated by previous winners. Photograph: Andy Newman/AP

Small meteor impact

Pristine Impact Crater DISCOVERED In Egypt Desert

Egypt Crater

Do these teeth look familiar?

'The Teeth That Saved The World' Sold At Auction

Churchills Teeth

Thank goodness not ALL universities are a wasteful investment

Book says many U.S. universities are waste of money

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Spending as much as $250,000 on a bachelors degree from world-renowned U.S. universities such as Harvard University and Yale is a waste of money, a new book asserts.

Malvo says he had help

DC Sniper claims co-conspirators - AP

In a telephone call from a southwest Virginia prison, Malvo said two others planned to help with the killings but they backed out and at least one was killed

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This on the day AZ appeals immigration injunction

Support for Mexican border fence up to 68% - Rasmussen Reports

A Rasmussen Reports poll shows that 68% of U.S. voters support the building of a fence on the Mexican border

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Call me silly but I was looking forward to a trial in SEPTEMBER before NOV elections

Lawyers for Rangel, ethics committee reach deal - AP

Reports say Rangel's reps and lawyers for the House ethics committee have reached a plea deal in his ethics case

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Ellen bows out of 'Idol'

Let the 2012 campaign begin


2015 before the jobs picture changes

Poll of economists by AP paints a bleak picture

_ Economic growth the rest of this year and early next year will weaken, to less than 3 percent. From January through May, the economy grew at roughly a 3.5 percent pace.

_ The unemployment rate will be no lower at the end of the year than it is now — 9.5 percent. A majority think it will be 2015 or later before the rate falls to a historically normal 5 percent.

_ State budget shortfalls pose a "significant" or "severe" risk to the national economy. The loss of tax revenue has forced state and local governments to cut services and lay off workers.