Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wall Street Closes Erratic Week Mixed

Wall Street finished an erratic week narrowly mixed Friday after a government report of a steep decline in new home sales stirred concerns that weakness in housing will continue to dog the economy. The major indexes lost ground for the week. The Commerce Department report that new home sales fell 9 percent from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 647,000 triggered renewed nervousness that consumers could become uneasy and tamp down their spending. Stocks, which fell more than 1 percent Thursday following unwelcome economic readings and the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, fluctuated through the day Friday.

Baby Shops

Now, at last, there is real help for new parents and prospective parents. This online website baby shops is where parents can get real advice from thousands of parents. Their recommendations for picking pediatricians, diaper delivery, even portraits of the new baby are invaluable as they have been through it and have found the best and worst and can steer you to the best. Whether it is finding the right baby furniture store, or questions about the furniture, you can go online and get answers to your questions from people who really know because they have had their own babies. You aren't just talking to some "supposed expert".At this site you can find answers to all your questions quickly from real people.

Minimum Wage Goes Up January 1

Iowa's minimum wage is set to go up again January 1, the second round of an increase approved by the Legislature earlier this year. Beginning Jan. 1, the minimum wage will increase to $7.25, up from $6.20. The bill approving the two-step increase was signed into law by Gov. Chet Culver on Jan. 25. It was the first increase in the state's minimum wage in 10 years.

Boeing Reaches 790 Orders for the 787

Boeing said Thursday it finalized a deal with British Airways, increasing to 790, the orders for its long awaited 787 Dreamliner plane during the last three years. British Airways' order for 24 Dreamliners gives the plane one of the industry's most successful launches ever, even though the airliner has yet to fly. The 787, Boeing's first newly designed jet since airlines started flying the 777 in l995, will be the world's first large commercial airplane made mostly of light, durable, less-corrosive, carbon-filter composites. Boeing says its new plane will be cheaper to maintain and offers better fuel efficiency and more passenger comforts than planes flying today. A quarter of the systems on board the 787, by value, are made by Cedar Rapids, Iowa based Rockwell Collins.

Wedding Planning

June is the typical time for weddings and if there is a wedding in your future, then you will want to check into the Internet to this website Wedding Planning for lots of information on everything you will need for your wedding. Starting with the showers and parties beforehand, to picking out the right wedding dress, then the flowers and photographer. The list is endless. You want to have the right hairstyle and jewelry to go with your dress and the most beautiful bride's bouquet. Flowers and gifts for your attendants is another large concern. And then there is the reception, but first the invitations for your guests. They can help you with all these things and a great deal more.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

American Girl Rescued

An American girl was rescued from a Panama plane crash. She was the sole survivor of a plane crash and was reunited with her family after rescue workers trekked for five hours to carry the 12 year old American girl out of a remote mountain area. Then they airlifted her to a hospital. Francesca Lewis was wearing a neck brace and with one arm bandaged, met with her parents at a hospital in the town of David, capital of Chiriqui province. Michael Klein, a prominent California businessman, and his 13 year old daughter, Talia, a friend of Francesca, were killed in Sunday's crash near the jungle flanked slopes of the Baru volcano, 270 miles west of the capital, Panama City. The Panamanian pilot, Edwin Lasso, age 23, was also killed.

Ginger Rogers Musical

When I was young, I could hardly wait for the next Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire musical to come to our local theater. They danced so beautifully together. They were joy in motion and such enjoyment to watch. Now a new movie is coming out in February and April called "Ginger and Me". It is a World Premier of the new movie and we can hardly wait to get tickets to it. But we don't have to wait because they are available here at this website Ginger Rogers Musical and I think it is just wonderful that they have made this movie of Ginger for this generation to enjoy. Hurry before they are sold out.

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Bhutto Assinated in Pakistan Today

Former Prime Minister Bhutto was killed today by a sniper, shot several times in the neck and died at the hospital. She was at a rally being held before the election on January 8. They do not know who is behind it but they do know the country is notorious for not wanting a woman in power of any kind. She was educated in the United States and wanted so much to bring democracy to her country. She knew the dangers but took the chance anyway and now she is dead. What a shame.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

60 Year Old Man Sues Boy

A 60 year old man is taking an 8 year old boy and his dad to court, claiming the boy caused a ski-slope collision that left the older man with a shoulder injury. He is suing for $75,000 in federal court in Denver claiming the boy, who was then 7, was skiing fast and recklessly when they collided in January, the Vail Daily reported Thursday. The boy's father said that he saw the crash and that his son was skiing slowly and in control. It wasn't a violent collision or anything his father said and his son just kind of tapped his ski boots. The boy's mother says her son weighs 48 pounds and couldn't have been going more than 10 mph.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Military Airspace over New York

Fewer flights will go in and out of New York City airports at the busiest times to try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays. To help holiday travelers, military airspace will be opened to commercial traffic on the east and west coasts. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters made the announcement after months of private wrangling with the airlines over how to curb air traffic around New York City's three major airports.

Super Bowl Tickets

The Super Bowl isn't far off now. February 3, the two best teams will meet to see who wins the game and the big rings for the players. It is an exciting time of the year and everyone wants to go and watch the game in person and get the best seat possible. This online website super bowl tickets is gearing up for the big rush to buy tickets. They not only have tickets for the Super Bowl but many other special events. They can arrange an all inclusive suite for you for $316,250 for 24 people so you can have your whole party there. Tickets aren't cheap but the thrill of being there in person, draws a huge crowd. Get ready to get your tickets here as you won't be disappointed as they have them now and packages too.

Breast Cancer Patients not Told Options

Did you know that most doctors don't talk about breast reconstruction with women before cancer surgery, depriving them of key information that can sway their decision about whether to have the whole breast or just a lump removed, new research suggests.Only 1/3 of the roughly 1200 women in the study said surgeons discussed cosmetic remedies with them in advance. When the topic did come up, women were four times more likely to choose the more drastic operation, mastectomy. The point is that all women should be advised of all their options, so they can make the right decision for them.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Google, Yahoo, Mocrosoft Hit for Gambling Ads

All three of these company have agreed to pay a combined $31.5 million to settle federal civil allegations they took ads for illegal gambling, according to the U.S. Attorney for eastern Missouri. They also agreed to stop accepting ads for sports wagering and other online gambling. The investigation conducted by U. S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway's office, along with the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI, dates to 2000. Negotiations have been going on for 12 to 18 months. All three companies said they stopped taking the ads years ago.

DataEntry - Make Money on Internet

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Dolphins Win Battle for Parcell's Services

Bill Parcell's day began with reports he would rebuild the Atlanta Falcons. It ended with him on the edge of taking the same job with Miami. Parcells and Dolphins owner, Wayne Huizenga agreed Wednesday on a four year contract to be Miami's vice president of football operations. This was according to ESPN, which employes the two-time Super Bowl winning coach as an analyst. The Dolphins declined comment, only saying no contract was signed.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cannabis Smoke Has More Toxins

Scientists have discovered that inhaled cannibis smoke has more harmful toxins than tobacco. The Canadian government research found 20 times as much ammonia, a chemical linked to cancer. The Health Canada team also found five times as much hydrogen cyanide and nitrogen oxides, which are linked to heart and lung damage respectively. But tobacco smoke contained more of a toxin linked to infertility. Users should be made aware of the risks, although I doubt it will make any difference to them. They will keep on smoking because they are hooked.

All Inclusive Cancun

This is the dream vacation, to go to an exclusive resort spot with everything included and located on beautiful white sand beaches. They furnish you with the finest of gourmet foods to delight any palate and then to enjoy moonlit swims with your significant other. This online website All Inclusive Cancun is the place to start to plan such a glorious vacation, one that you will remember all your life and you will want to return again and again. Once you have lived the decadent life of this beautiful place and the wonderful hotels, you won't want to go anywhere else. They have something for everyone from the adults to children. Make plans now.


My little dog Holly wants to play with her toy. She usually brings it to me about this time every night and I am busy posting tonight so it is hard to stop and play with her. She doesn't understand what is going on and just wants to play. I will have to stop and toss her toy for her a few times, then she will lay down and take a nap. It is a dog's life.

Payday Loan Online

When you need cash in a hurry, then you want to get online and go to this website payday loan online as they are the ones who can help you out right away. We always run a little short between paydays and it is good to know there is somewhere you can turn for help. They have three easy steps to take online and you could have your money as soon as next Monday, Dec. 24th. And the payments can be made automatically out of your paydays or you can pay off the loan all at once if that is your choice. Need a little extra cash for Christmas? Here is your chance to get it without any hassle. Look into it now and get rid of some of that Holiday stress in your life.

Texas - The Grandkids Made it Home

The grandkids made it home from the long drive from Texas. When they got here it was heavy fog but they said they could see in front of the car so that was good. Glad they got here safely and with the new baby. That is a very long trip and it is best to take two days to do it rather than wear yourself out trying to make it in one day. My brother, who was a trucker, could do it, but not us.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Putin Names "Person of the Year"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named as Time Magazine's "Person of the Year:". The title was awarded to Mr. Putin for his "extraordinary feat of leadership" in bringing stability to Russia. Former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore and Harry Potter author JK Rowling were runners-up for the title. Last year the award was given to all members of the public who had created or downloaded content on the internet.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Masters Degree

Isn't it about time that you got busy and got your Masters Degree. You know that has been your goal for a long time but work just seems to keep getting in the way of your getting down to the college for night classes and besides that you are just too tired. Now there is a great solution to that problem. Study in the comfort of your own home. You can save gas, time and money by going to the Internet to this website Masters Degree and checking into their many degree programs. They currently have 104 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and over 20,000 students in 50 states and 56 countries are studying with them presently to further their education. Why not be one of them?

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Afganistan Allies Must Do More

Many Nato allies are failing to pull their weight in the battle with the Taleban in Afghanistan, according to U.S. Defense Secretary, Robert Gates. He said he would like for all of the allies to be involved in a comprehensive strategy that involves both security and economic development.He spoke in Edinburgh before a Nato meeting last week.

Ian Paisley Battles Clooney for Award

Ian Paisley and George Clooney are among the contenders up for an international peace accolade. Other nominees for the Tipperary Peace Award include Cardinal Sean Brad, Nobel laureate Shirin Ibadi and Indian spiritual teacher, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Clooney was nominated by the public for his campaigning work for Darfur. This year's prize was awarded to former Church of Ireland Primate Robin Eames.

Capella University

A bunch of us women at work decided to get together and see if we could get some classes at the local college to finish our degrees so that we could better ourselves and promote our careers to higher pay. We thought it would be a good idea if we could work it out so we could car pool after work. But one of the girls had a better idea. She gave us this online website capella university and we checked it out and found out that they had degrees in just what we needed. Since they were founded in l993, we felt they were our best choice and being fully accredited also, we knew we had found the right place. We figured 20,000 students in 50 states and 56 countries couldn't be wrong so we signed up and we are really glad we did. How about you? Do you have higher goals? Contact them now.

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U.S. Marine Guilty of Iraq Killing

A U.S. Marine has been found guilty of killing an Iraqi soldier while the were on night time patrol in Fallujah. He was convicted of negligent homicide, but was found not guilty of a more serious charge of unpremeditated murder. He told a military court in San Diego that he stabbed the Iraqi private after suspecting he might be signaling to an insurgent sniper. He now faces up to eight years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.

Baseball Drug Culture Condemned

I know every one has heard a lot this past week about steroids and baseball players. Yes, dozens of players have been linked to taking performance enhancing substances in a report on Major League Baseball that alleges a serious drug culture. Former Senator, George Mitchell, who led the investigation, said several All-Stars were suspected of using steroids and human growth hormones. Barry Bonds, of course, was one of them.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Nerf Bar

Have you got a truck you a very proud of and try to do everything to keep it in beautiful condition? Then one of the things you should look into is a nerf bar for your trucks protection. They will keep rocks and dirt from kicking up onto your truck and ruining your paint job eventually. Not only that but they are so handy to get into your truck, as well. Being a short person, I need all the help I can get and nerf bars are the way to go. This company has everything you need for easy installation and at guaranteed low prices. They also offer free shipping and when you buy from them you can be sure you are getting top of the line products and high quality products. Take the best care of your truck and look into their website for other accessories too. They will give you hassle free shopping for all your needs.

This Weekend

I don't like the sounds of what the weatherman is saying about this coming weekend. He is talking about another huge storm to start on Saturday, freezing rain again, snow, etc. I sure hope it goes around us as we are planning to travel on Sunday. I think I better wait until Saturday to start cooking for Sunday so we don't have to eat the same food for a week. :0)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rosanne Cash Recovering After Brain Surgery

Rosanne Cash was recovering at her Manhattan home following brain surgery last month for a rare but benign condition. She was back home December 4 after the surgery on November 27. The 52 year old singer is expected to make a full recovery and will resume recording her debut album for Manhattan records early next year. She was diagnosed with chiari l malformation, a disorder that is a congential malformation of the skull that affects the brain and spinal cord. She is the daughter of the late Johnny Cash.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Snow and More Snow

I guess it has finally quit snowing for awhile. The weatherman gave us a good report last night and it looks like there is no snow in the forecast for about a week. It has been several miserable weekends the past few weeks so for those who aren't done with their Christmas shopping and they will have a decent weekend to finish up. A lot of the snow and ice has melted because we haven't had wind for a number of days which is very unusual. It gives the sun a chance to melt the ice.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Philharmonic Orchestra to Make N Korea Trip

New York's Philharmonic Orchestra will make a historic trip to North Korea in February, it has announced. Orchestra president Zarin Mehta said it would play in the capital Pyongyang on February 26. The reclusive communist country's ministry of culture sent an invitation to the orchestra in August. This is the first US cultural visit to North Korea, and it is being seen as a breakthrough in the countries' tense relationship. Mr. Mehta said he had spent six days in Pyongyang in October looking into concert venues and making other arrangements for the trip. The North Korean trip follows in the tradition of cultural visits which have played a role in US diplomacy with communist countries.


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Vancouver's Vanished Women

The story of serial killer, Robert Pickton, will haunt Canada for decades to come. Found guilty by a Vancouver court of murdering six women, he is charged with the killing of a further 20. The women are among dozens who disappeared in the l980s and l990s from Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, a district famed as "Canada's poorest postcode". For years, police refused to open murder cases, labeling the women simply as missing. No charges were pressed against the 57 year old pig farmer until February 2002, when police stumbled across some of the women's possessions while searching his property for firearms. When they began examining outhouses and sifting deep through the soil on the 10 acre farm, they found blood stained clothes and pieces of human bone and teeth, amassing enough evidence to charge him with 26 murders. Some of the bodies had been fed to the pigs.

Caesareans May Harm Lung Growth

Babies born by elective Caesarean section are much more likely to develop breathing problems according to a Danish study examining 34,000 deliveries. Researchers found they were up to four times more likely to have respiratory problems than those born naturally, or by emergency Caesarean section. The babies may miss out on hormonal and physiological changes during labor which help mature the lungs, they say. In the UK, almost a quarter of the births are now estimated to be Caesarean sections, far above the 10% to 15% rate recommended by the World Health Organization.

W South Beach Condo

If you are looking for the most exciting and glamorous place to live, then you simply must look into W South Beach Condo the home of movie stars and many of the beautiful people. An all star development team has put together this 19 story beachfront property containing 511 units. They have a unit for you whether it be a small one bedroom or a penthouse or bungalow. Units run between $750,000 and more than $10 million. All residents have more than 300 feet of beautiful Miami Beach as their backyard so they have private beach access. There is so much there such as two restaurants, a spa, a secret garden with private showers that you really need to look into their website to get the whole picture. It is within walking distance of one of the best shopping centers around featuring famous merchants such as Gucci, Prada, Cartier and more. The jet set can fly in and out conveniently as the Miami International Airport is just 20 minutes west of there. It just has everything. Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

Military and Commercial Aircraft Sales Slower

Sales of military and commercial aircraft by U.S. manufacturers are forecast to grow at a slower rate next year, an industry group said on Thursday. The Aerospace Industries Association's annual report forecasts sales by Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and others to rise, on average, by about 6 percent to more than $210.6 billion, with commercial planes, engines and other parts leading the way in 2008. The association estimates that 2007 sales climbed 8.5 percent to $198.8 billion. That figure includes $92.5 billion in sales to foreign customers, an increase of $7 billion, or 8.8 percent, from last year's $85 billion, driven by higher demand for commercial aircraft.

Atlantis Space Shuttle Has Problems

NASA called off Thursday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis after two fuel gauges in its big external tank failed to work properly, a recurring problem since the Columbia disaster. Shuttle managers said the next launch attempt would be no earlier than Saturday. Preliminary indications were that the problem might be with an open circuit rather than the gauges themselves, perhaps a spliced line or bad connector, which would be easier to fix. Mission managers decided to forgo a launch attempt today to give engineers more time to resolve the trouble. Because of poor sun angles and computer concerns NASA would have to wait until the beginning of January to launch Atlantis and the European Space Agency's space station lab, Columbus, if the mission isn't underway by next Thursday or Friday.

Mini Calla Lilies

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Casey's Stock Rises After Favorable Report

Casey's General Stores Inc, the Midwest convenience store chain, gained in U.S. trading Thursday after second quarter profit topped analysts' estimates amid higher gasoline profit margins. Casey's rose 41 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $28.86 a share in Nasdaq trading, after earlier touching $30, the highest value since at least l984. Second quarter profit from continuing operations rose 61 percent to $27.7 million, or 55 cents a share, from $17.2 million, or 34 cents, in the year earlier quarter, the Ankeny, IA based company said late Wednesday.

Jamaal Tinsley Happy To Be Alive

Former Iowa State basketball star Jamaal Tinsley knows he has to make lifestyle changes, and he feels blessed to have the chance. That was the Indiana Pacers guard's mindset 36 hours after being shot at with an assault weapon in front of a downtown Indianapolis hotel. He was not injured. He said "The man upstairs, he gave me another opportunity to see another day. When athletes step out, anything can happen," the sixth year player said after Monday's practice. Tinsley met with coach Jim O'Brien and team president Larry Bird a day after the guard and several companions were targeted in the early Sunday morning shooting that wounded the team's equipment manager.

Sea World Tickets

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Led Zeppelin reunion Begins in London

The newest member of Led Zeppelin was given the honor of kicking off the band's reunion Monday night, pounding out the beat before the surviving founders joined in on "Good Times Bad Times." After the lights went down at London's 02 Arena, newsreel footage of a 1973 performance in Tampa, Florida, was projected on stage. With thousands of fans worked into a frenzy, drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, began thumping the skittering beat, soon to be joined by guitarist, Jimmy Page,bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones and singer Robert Plant. Zeppelin returned for the benefit show to play its first full set since l980, the year John Bonham died after choking on his own vomit.Robbed of "Bonzo's" pulsing drums, the band decided it couldn't go on, and it split up on Dec. 4, l980. It is uncertain whether Monday's concert will launch the band into a tour but that is what fans want.

Michael Vick Sentenced Up To 23 Months

The disgraced Atlanta quarterback might be out by summer of 2009. Michael Vick was sentenced to up to 23 months in prison Monday for running a dogfighting operation. He will be in prison longer than two co-defendants because he lied about his involvement when he was supposed to be coming clean to the judge who would decide his fate. The disgraced NFL star received a harsher sentence than the others in the federal conspiracy case because of less than truthful statements about killing pit bulls. Although Vick said he accepted responsibility for his actions, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said he wasn't so sure.

Denver Magazine

This is the magazine that covers one of the most versatile cities in the United States. The Rocky Mountains surrounding Denver are one of the most beautiful sites to be seen and this Denver Magazine invites you to some to Denver and enjoy so much. I know my husband is very interested in all the teams in Denver and he can read up on them. I would love to read the latest fashions and interior designers' ideas for a beautiful home. I have a cousin that was born and raised in Denver and has lived in the same home since l950 and watched Denver grow out around her. This magazine stresses how healthful it is to live in Denver and she is living proof of it as she is 88 years old and still drives back and forth to visit relatives in Iowa. Get this magazine as it covers everything from the historical to the current ways of life in Denver. You will most certainly enjoy it.

Weather Report

It is a beautiful winter today. This is about the 5th day that we have not had wind. That is very very unusual. It is actually pleasant to be outside today. We went and had lunch with a friend and had the best hot beef sandwich in the area, plus coconut cream pie. Then we did a lot of quick errands, drug store, grocery store, gas station and gas had actually gone down about 7 cents. The ice is even melting in places. We aren't supposed to get snow now for awhile so that will be really nice.

Four Generations

We took pictures on Thanksgiving of our four generations - me, my daughter, grandaughter and great grandaughter. Those pictures are very special. We also took pictures of my husband, son-in-law, his son-in-law and the baby. Plus they took several family pictures too and they all turned out really well. They are keepsakes. My husband never knew any of his grandparents because he was #11 in a family of 12 and the grandparents were all dead by the time he came along. That is really sad. Grandparents are a blessing and so are all the grandchildren and children.

VoIP Call Center Phone Systems

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Low Faith in Biofuels for Climate

Decision makers in the climate change field have little faith in biofuels as a low carbon technology, the World Conservation Union says. Unveiled at the UN climate convention meeting in Bali, its survey suggests professionals have more confidence in bicycles than in biofuels. The finds come as ministers assemble for the final part of the UN talks. Conservation groups have highlighted the impact of climate change in the tropics and the Antarctic.

Mothers in 30's Boost Population

The UK's population is growing as more women have babies in their 30's. The Office for National Statistics says an analysis of population and migration projections reveal a long term reversal in falling fertility. Previously published figures show two thirds of recent population rises are due to migration factors. The OHS says the UK is witnessing the fastest growth in population since the l960's and part of the jump is due to rising fertility among all women.

Las Vegas Hotels

Las Vegas, the city of fun and excitement. Before you plan any farther, check out Las Vegas Hotels for a great place to stay and we mean the very best place to stay. This site will make sure that you attend the best night clubs, shows and perhaps you may wish to take a Las Vegas Tour. Don't miss any of the main attractions there. They will see to it that you have the best time possible and that you will want to visit their site again the next time you head for Las Vegas. They only have the best and want to make it an experience that you will never forget. Have the time of your life on your next vacation to Las Vegas and get online and check them out. You will be very glad you did.

Multiple Sclerosis - Antibiotics Could Help Slow It

MS is a terrible debilitating disease. My sister-in-law suffered in a wheel chair for 25 years with it. Now they have found that adding antibiotics to standard drug therapy may slow down the progress of multiple sclerosis according to the latest research. Patients showed fewer symptoms and fewer signs of tissue damage when they took the antibiotic doxycyline alongside the MS drug beta interferon. Louisiana State University researchers believe the antibiotic may block the action of enzyme that destroy certain cells in the nervous system. The stud involves 15 patients and can be checked at the website of Archives of Neurology.

Stocks Fall Despite US Rate Cut

European stock markets are down following US and Asian falls, which came despite yesterday's US rate cut. The Fed's cut from 4.5% to 4.25% had been expected by the markets but many of them were hoping for a bigger reduction to help them out. The Federal Reserve also warned about the intensification of the housing correction and some softening in business and consumer spending. I've heard people are more worried about money and doing more shopping for Christmas at discount stores rather than high end stores, so this makes a difference too.

Miami Heat Tickets

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Heart Attacks for Christmas?

Did you know that the holidays bring on heart attacks? December and January are the deadliest months for heart disease, and many of the things that make the season merry are the culprits. These are rich meals, more alcohol and all that extra stress. But what may make the Christmas heart attack more deadly than the same size heart attack during the summer or any other month, is the double dose of denial. It is not uncommon for people to initially shrug off chest pain as indigestion. Research suggests they are even more reluctant for a run to the ER when it means disrupting a holiday party or gathering, or if they have traveled to a strange city which means they arrived there sick.


Skateboarding has become quite the sport. Our grandson is very good at it and made movies of himself and a friend doing all kinds of tricks with their skateboards. I think it is really great that they have made parks for the young people to use their skateboards and become quite professionally talented at all the tricks they can do. I don't know how they keep from falling and breaking bones, but they don't and it is really good exercise and fun to watch.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Crockpot Cooking

Have a wonderful roast going in the crockpot today. First I salt it with onion salt and garlic salt all over. Then I brown it on all sides to seal in the juices. I put about 2 1/2 cups of water in the crockpot and put both salts in it to taste, stirring well. Add the roast on low about 9 am. Then at noon I turn it on high and about 2 pm I add carrots and one or two large onions. About 4 pm, I add potatoes and by 5 pm it is ready. Take out the roast and slice it thin with electric knife. Dish up the carrots, onions and potatoes and pour the juice into a large sauce pan. Thicken it to your liking with flour disolved in water and you have a feast fit for a king. Add some fruit, pickles and whatever to the table and you are all set with very little work. The leftovers make wonderful roast beef sandwiches if you have any left over.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Brad Pitt - Eco-Friendly Homes

Brad Pitt expects the foundations to be built for at least 150 eco-friendly homes in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward b the end of next summer. He says he is hoping they can expand here and expand over into the rest of New Orleans. The 43 year old actor gave an interview on NBC's "Today" show as he walked through the devastated neighborhood. The initiative, called Make It Right, is Pitt's latest effort to help the area recover from Hurricane Katrina. Pitt has also worked with the environmental organization Global Green USA to build five single family homes and an 18 unit apartment complex and community center; earlier this year. He and Angelina Jolie purchased a mansion in the city's French Quarter for $3.5 million. Pitt ha pledged $5 million of his own money toward the project and calling himself "not much of a salesman" was campaigning for more donations for the cause.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rose Bowl Game

It will be a traditional matchup after all for the Rose Bowl. Southern California is going back to Pasadena for New Year's Day for the third straight year, and fourth time in the last five seasons. The Trojans will play Illinois, which made it back to the Rose Bowl for the first time since l983 after Ohio State earned a spot in the national championship game. Coach Ron Zook said if you are a competitor, you want to play the best and obviously, this is one of the best teams in the country, so we will have our hands full and indeed the Illini will.

Need a Good DUI Lawyer?

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Sunday, December 2, 2007


Diabetes is a hormone disorder that can cause problems with the kidneys, legs and feet, eyes, heart, nerves and blood flow. If left untreated, these problems can lead to kidney failure, gangrene and amputation, blindness or stroke. Diabetes is on the increase, probably because people are living longer, getting fatter and leading increasingly inactive lifestyles. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. If you are overweight and do little exercise, it is a good time to get your blood glucose checked. More children are now being found with Type 2 diabetes and it was once an "old" person's disease.

Credit Card Applications

Students heading off to school find they need to have at least one credit card. From what I have heard, they are bombarded by people on campus trying to sign them up to all kinds of high interest credit cards and many are taken in by them. Well now they can go onto the Internet before they leave for school and go to this website Credit Card Applications and search through many credit cards online. They have a huge variety with varying rewards, cash back offers and various interest rates. Even if they have bad credit, they will be able to find a credit card for them. This is the place to search and get the best credit card deal today.

Brain Wiring Link to Paedophilia

Scans have shown that paedophilia may be the result of faulty connections in the brain. researchers used sophisticated MRI scans to compare the brains of paedophiles and non-sexual criminals. Paedophiles had significantly less of a substance called "white matter", responsible for wiring the different parts of the brain together. The study, by the the Center for Addition and Mental Health in Toronto, appears in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. The study follows work by Yale University which uncovered the differences in the thought patterns of paedophiles.

1918 Killer Flu Came From Birds

I didn't know that but the Spanish flu virus that killed up to 50 million people in l918-19 was probably a strain that originated in birds. US scientists have found the 1918 virus shares genetic mutations with the bird flu virus now circulating in Asia. Writing in Nature, they say their work underlines the threat the current strain poses to humans worldwide. A second paper in Science reveals another US team has successfully recreated the 1918 virus in mice. The virus is contained at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under stringent safety conditions. It is hoped to carry out experiments to further understand the biological properties that made the virus so virulent.

Honda Radiator

What a terrible feeling it is to see steam rising from the front of your car and realize your radiator is leaking. What do you do now? Do you call the nearest place for a radiator, not knowing whether it is going to be a good one or just a cheap one? Now you can go onto the Internet to Honda Radiator and be sure you are getting a high quality radiator with a great guarantee. They have warehouses all over, so they can tell you where their nearest distribution center is and you can have one in no time. It is very important that you get a good dependable radiator and this company is a family run business and they can get a radiator to you as fast as the same day sometimes. That takes a lot of stress and worry out of getting a new radiator. It doesn't matter if you are a customer or a business, they will get those radiators to you quickly.

Ice, Snow and Sleet

We got a bunch of what they call "corn snow" around this part of the country. Then it was sleet, then freezing rain, then snow, then sleet, etc. We got about 2-3" of the stuff and everything is like an ice rink. Roads are all iced over and driving is very hazardous. Cars are in the ditches. Our landlord came this morning with his skidloader and cleared our driveway. We tried with shovels and the snowblower but the snowblower just rolled up over the top of it. Sure glad we have such a good landlord.