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Archive for December 4th, 2008

‘Warm Regards, Sarah’

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

A letter with Gov. Sarah Palin’s image is part of a direct mail campaign by the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Entertainment, News, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

6 Teens : Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

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Ashton Larson

Ashton Larson

Six young women are accused of groping and taunting seven residents at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Albert Lea., or witnessing the alleged events.

A criminal complaint filed Monday says they also laughed together early this year as they spat in residents’ mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitals and at times taunted them until they screamed — or witnessed those events. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Crime, News | 7 Comments »

Just a post to say thank you…

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

images3All of us here just wanted to take a few lines and say thank you to our readers!  We started this blog 2 months ago, and you guys have made it well worth the effort!  Thank you! Read the rest of this entry »

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Throw a TARP on Hank Paulson

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

Throw a TARP on Hank Paulson — The Treasury Secretary Should Go, Now

So Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson gave a  major policy speech on Monday and the market plummeted.  ‘Nuff said.

I am not one of those who think that George W. Bush should resign the presidency early, to make way for Barack Obama. But I am in favor of the early—make that immediate—exit of Bush’s Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson.  Alfred E. Neuman would do a better job.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (AP)

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (AP)

And so I am confident that Obama’s pick, Timothy Geithner, couldn’t be any worse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lawyer: Family of Trampled Worker Sues Wal-Mart Over Death

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

 

Jdimytai Damour

Jdimytai Damour

The siblings of a worker trampled to death by Wal-Mart shoppers looking for Black Friday bargains have filed a lawsuit against the retailer and the shopping center.

Jdimytai Damour’s three sisters and brother filed the wrongful death suit Wednesday, according to their attorney, Jordan Hecht of the Hecht, Kleeger, Pintel and Damashek Law Firm. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Clinton’s Confirmation May Spark Constitutional Battle

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

Clinton Knoll Memorial ServiceThe biggest obstacle facing Hillary Clinton’s Senate confirmation as President-elect Barack Obama’s top diplomat may not be her husband’s wheeling and dealing abroad for his foundation, as many suspected. 

Instead, it could be the U.S. Constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Politics | 4 Comments »

Some Lawmakers Back Bankruptcy for Big Three

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

Auto industry executives, from left, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Richard Wagoner; Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Robert Nardelli; and Ford Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 19, 2008 file photo.

Auto industry executives, from left, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Richard Wagoner; Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Robert Nardelli; and Ford Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 19, 2008 file photo.

A head of hearings, some lawmakers back bankruptcy for big three…

The Big Three automakers are preparing to make their final pleas for billions in government assistance this week, suggesting a dire future if nothing is done, but some conservatives argue that bankruptcy might be the best option for the companies and the country.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Business, Politics | 2 Comments »

Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77

Posted by tothewire on December 4, 2008

Odetta, the singer whose resonant voice wove together the strongest songs of American folk music and the civil rights movement, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 77.

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Posted in News, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

 
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