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April 17, 2008 Breaking News


Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:42:17 PDT
Metro sent around an announcement yesterday that in the past 100 days, train doors have opened on the side without a platform four times. While they say these mistakes mark only four instances in about the last 22 million times that train doors have opened, they're taking the problem seriously enough that for the foreseeable future, Metrorail operators have been instructed to open train doors manually. Train doors are supposed to open automatically, although operators have always closed them

Creative landscaping in Idaho

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:43:47 PDT
Via Political Wire: "A 60-foot phallus created by vandals on the grassy slopes beneath the Idaho governor's mansion has been fig-leafed over by work crews on their second try," the Idaho Statesman reports. "The grassy graffiti appeared in July after someone applied extra-strength weed killer. Officials said at the time it was too late in the growing season to attempt to remove the image." It's old news, but still pretty hilarious. I just wonder what message they were trying to send.

NYT Iraq War Timeline Whitewashes History (Part III: Burying News of Iraqi Dead)

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:45:02 PDT
Posted by Brad Jacobson To mark the recent fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, The New York Times published an interactive timeline. This is the third in a series of posts exploring the most misleading statements and glaring omissions from its Iraq War history. (If you missed either of the first two parts, you can read them here and here). Timeline Entry: W.H.O.'s Iraqi Civilian Death Toll This entry reads in full: "January 9, 2008, W.H.O. Estimates Deaths: The World Health Organization publi

No delay for Snipes sentencing

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:45:56 PDT
For lots of reasons detailed in prior posts, I am really looking forward Wesley Snipes' sentencing on tax evasion charges next week. Thus, I was pleased to see this new news on this front: A federal judge has rejected a motion to delay actor Wesley Snipes' sentencing on tax evasion charges, scheduled for next week. Senior U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges denied without comment a bid by Snipes' legal team to postpone the sentencing scheduled for April 24. In the motion filed Tuesday,

PlayStation Store update for April 17, 2008

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:46:13 PDT
Hello all! The PlayStation Store has been updated today with tons of new content. Granted, it's lots of content because of the last two weeks of no updates, but it's lots of content nonetheless. Some highlights include the Warhawk Expansion,... Click through for full story]

CBC news cutting staff in Calgary - Calgary Herald

CBC news cutting staff in Calgary
Calgary Herald, Canada - Apr 4, 2008
While there were no layoff notices given out on Thursday, 32 Newsworld employees were told their individual jobs are being eliminated, said Don Orchard, ...

ready to hit the road; Treatment centre Bike-A-Thon kicks off - Standard Freeholder

ready to hit the road; Treatment centre Bike-A-Thon kicks off
Standard Freeholder, Canada - 9 hours ago
The filmmaker launched her third production this year on CBC Newsworld entitled "Wards of the Crown. " Her first film, Letters to a Street Child, ...

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