Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards losing viewers

the ratings for the Academy Awards were down 9.8% this year. Many speculate it may be due to the hosting decision. information from the wall street journal.

Doctors want to put a ban on tanning

Doctors feel if there was a ban on tanning for teens it would reduce skin cancer rates. information from ABC

Muammar Gaddafi Denies Unrest

He claims that Libyans love him and are on his side and will do what they must to protect him. He also claimed that the rebels in Tripoli were not his people but outsiders. Information from the Jerusalem Post

Monday, February 21, 2011

School bus crash

There was a school bus crash that killed one and injured twenty four others. The bus fell about twenty feet off the road.

Emanuel leads polls

Rahm Emanuel leads in the mayoral polls for Chicago. Information from the AP

Pastor put on leave

A local pastor involved with the cover up of abuse by priests is put on leave. He is the first Catholic supervisor to be charged with covering up sexual abuse of minor in the church. Information from

Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Piece moving on

Ryan Howard has put the called strike three behind him and says that his ankle is now 98% healthy. He said it took him awhile to get past the called strike three but hes now forgotten about it because he can't do anything about it now. Information from USA Today.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Drama for the Knox Family

The parents of Amanda Knox were charged with libel by the Italians. Their daughter was convicted of murder in a highly controversial trial. They now will stand trial for libel. Information from the AP.

Billy Ray Regrets Hannah Montana

Billy Ray Cyrus recently said that he wishes he had never done Hannah Montana. He says that it destroyed his family and him and Miley do not talk any longer. He said "that damn show destroyed my family." Information from the Hollywood Reporter

Friday, February 11, 2011

Diet Soda and Strokes

People who regularly drink diet soda over regular have a 48% higher risk to get a stroke. Over a nine year study 559 people who drank diet soda suffered from a vascular disorder. They say however do not think regular soda is a healthy alternative. This information is taken from Time.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Western Australia fire

At least 59 homes have be destroyed in massive fires in the western region of Australia. It has not been declared a national disaster. Information from CNN

Early obesity

When babies are introduced to solid foods to soon obesity becomes more likely. Generally this is when babies are given foods before the first six months of breast feeding are over. Information from Time

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wing Bowl

In this year's Wing Bowl, Super Squibb beat out former title holder El Wingador by one wing. Squibb will be back next year to defend his title against the likes of Kobayashi. Kobayashi  also ate a footlong cheesesteak in 24 seconds, breaking the previous record of 48 seconds.