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Aquafina Comes Clean . . . From Tap

By Daniel Kuo on Jul 29, 2007 - 6:56:19 PM
  Consumers can make the same water bottled in Aquafina at home.  PepsiCo Inc. announced that new labels for its popular Aquafina brand of bottled water will now clearly state that the beverage is only purified water taken from a public source - i.e., tap water.

  New Birth Control Pill: No More Periods... Period.

By Sharifah Chammas on Jun 3, 2007 - 6:41:00 PM
A new birth control pill available this summer will give women the option to completely avoid a dreaded part of womanhood once considered unavoidable: the monthly female period. . . . . . .

Accident or Suicide? Anna Nicole Smith, 39, mysteriously dies just five months after son's death

By Lisa Regardie on Feb 11, 2007 - 10:00:00 PM
Anna Nicole Smith, the spotlight-seeking ex-Playboy playmate, and former jeans model and reality show star, died last Thursday at a South Florida hospital after being discovered unconscious in her hotel room. The flamboyant entertainment newsmaker, who bore a close resemblance to Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, was only 39 years old when she collapsed while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

  Oprah Gives the Greatest Gift of All

By Liset Villalta on Jan 7, 2007 - 1:06:00 AM

“Education is the path to the future. I believe that education is indeed freedom. With God’s help these girls will be the future leaders on the path to peace in South Africa and the world.”-Oprah Winfrey

            Learning has always been a passion for Oprah and she has finally manifested this love for the greater good. In December of 2000 while visiting Nelson Mandela, she promised him that she would donate $10 million dollars towards a school for girls. To date, Oprah has donated over $40 million to help build the school.- and to build a dream and future for many young girls. Tuesday was the official opening of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls, with Nelson Mandela in attendance

Gerald Ford Remembered

By Liset Villalta on Dec 31, 2006 - 6:54:00 PM

RANCHO MIRAGE-“I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your president with your prayers.
And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many." – As said by Ford during Oath

The nation has lost a great leader. Gerald R. Ford died on December 26, 2006 and as the nation’s 38th president, he led with dignity and respect.

  Ohio-based HoneyBaked Recalls Ham, Turkey

By Lisa Regardie on Dec 3, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
HoneyBaked Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 46,941 pounds of cooked ham and turkey products possibly contaminated with the microorganism Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday, Nov. 24.

South Africa Sets Precedent

By Liset Villalta on Nov 19, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
African Parliament has now passed the Civil Unions Act. This was hugely supported with a vote of 230-41 with three abstentions. Although there is some criticism from conservatives, this bill is praised because it is setting the precedent for other countries and although homosexuality is outlawed in most countries in Africa, South Africa wants justice for all.

  President Bush Signs Bill

By Jane Tran on Oct 8, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
On Friday, Sept. 29, the Senate decided on a bill that will increase security around the borders of the United States and Mexico. The 700-mile fence will be built to improve border security and to prevent illegal entry into the United States.

Tragedy Strikes Amish Community

By Liset Villalta on Oct 8, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Tragedy strikes the quiet Bart Township in Paradise, Pa. Last Monday, 32-year-old Charles Carl Roberts IV, a milk truck driver, barricaded himself in a small schoolhouse along with students.

  Legendary Actor, Glenn Ford Died

By on Aug 31, 2006 - 12:41:00 AM

Legendary actor, Glenn Ford died at his home on Wednesday, August 30, 2006. 

Paramedics were dispatched to his home in Beverly Hills, where he was pronounced dead.  Glenn Ford's career spanned almost six decades while many other actors were fading.  Ford was best known for his 1946 film Gilda, which also starred Rita Hayworth.   Also remembered for his 1955 film, Blackboard Jungle with Sydney Poitier.  Potier said, "It comes to mind immediately what a remarkable actor he was."  Ford was being cared for around the clock by his son and daughter in law, Peter and Lynda Ford.

Peter tells Canyon News exclusively, "I closed his eyes with my fingers and kissed his cheek.  Dad is in a better place now."

A family spokesman, Tommy Garrett of ICONS Public Relations says, "Right now Peter is dealing with his grief.  However, funeral arrangements will be made soon and an announcement will be made shortly.



Statue Of Liberty's Crown Closed Indefinitely

By Jenia Gorton on Aug 13, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
The Statue of Liberty was closed after September 11th 2001. Now hopes that it will fully reopen to the public are dwindling. Although Liberty Island and the base of the national monument were reopened in 2004, the National Park Services (NPS) website simply reads, the crown is not accessible, without relaying the controversy behind its closure.

  U.S. Gives Grant to Ghana

By Jenia Gorton on Aug 6, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
On Tuesday, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a compact to give Ghana a $547 million anti-poverty grant. The MCC, a public corporation that administers assistanceto those countries that rule justly, invest in their people, and encourage economic freedom, met with Ambassador John Danilovich, Ghanaian Minister Papa Kwesi Nduom, and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in order to sign the agreement, according to the MCCs August 1st Press Release. The grant, ultimately awarded over five years, will be split into three parts, $101 million for Rural Development, $143 million for Transportation, and the largest sum, $241 million, will be directed towards Agriculture.

Watch What You Post

By Jenia Gorton on Aug 6, 2006 - 8:00:00 PM
As the new school year approaches, one thing new college students and their parents should be aware of is the potential harm of the internet. Colleges across the country are adding to their orientation programs the possible dangers of seemingly harmless websites, including Facebook, MySpace, and other blog sites. It is not that these websites themselves are inherently problematic, but students are being warned that they should be careful what private information they post.

  Washington Maintains Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 30, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
Washington State, a seemingly promising place for a ruling in favor of gay marriage, decided on Wednesday to uphold its ban on same-sex marriages. 19 couples had initiated a lawsuit, claiming the ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, with the hopes that the inconveniences and adversity the ban presents the gay community with would convince the Washington Supreme Court to uplift the ban.

Three Arrested for Murder at New Orleans Hospital

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 23, 2006 - 9:00:00 PM

On Tuesday evening one doctor and two nurses of the Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans were arrested and charged with being a principal to second-degree murder, according to the Associated Press. In the days immediately following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, one dilemma, among many, was deciding how to deal with severely ill patients in an overcrowded hospital with unsanitary conditions.

  Bush Casts First Veto--Against Stem Cell Research

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 23, 2006 - 9:00:00 PM
As anticipated, on Wednesday afternoon President Bush used his first veto to reject increased federal funding for stem-cell research.  The bill, called the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, passed in the Republican-run Senate on Tuesday, but fell just four votes short of a two-thirds majority, which would have overridden the Presidents veto.  Instead, the veto has immediately been sent to Congress, where continued support of Bushs decision is expected.

Terrorist Plot Against New York also Included California

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 16, 2006 - 9:00:00 PM

Last Friday the FBI issued a statement briefly informing the public of an Al-Qaida related terrorist plot that had been discoveredand disbandedin Lebanon.  The FBIs statement simply explained, We have disrupted a terrorist network that was in the planning stages of an attack against the transportation system in the New York-New Jersey area. A significant development in this investigation was the arrest of a key suspect by Lebanese authorities.

  Campaign Begins to End Abortion in South Dakota

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 16, 2006 - 8:55:00 PM
In a controversial step against the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, South Dakota residents are working to ban all abortions in the state with the proposal of Referred Law 6 for the November general election ballot.

Novak Talks About Conversation with Rove

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 16, 2006 - 8:40:00 PM
This Wednesday Robert Novak, columnist, discussed the role Karl Rove played in the July 2003 Valerie Plame affair. According to the Associated Press, Novak revealed that a twenty second conversation with Rove lead to the confirmation of the story of his main source, which he has decided not to reveal.

  Offshore Drilling Ban Lifted

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 9, 2006 - 9:00:00 PM
This past Thursday, the House voted to lift a ban on offshore drilling in U.S. waters, including Alaska, winning approval with a close vote of 232-187.  

CIA Closes Bin Laden Search Unit

By Jenia Gorton on Jul 9, 2006 - 9:00:00 PM
On July 4th it became public that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) closed a unit dedicated to searching for Osama Bin Laden almost one year ago.

  The Nation in Brief

By Becca Carroll on Apr 30, 2006 - 9:50:00 PM

BEEVILLE, Texas Bee County Judge Jimmy Martinez urged residents to resist rising gas prices by boycotting gasoline from the big name oil company Exxon Mobil. 

NEW YORK Developer Larry Silverstein came to an agreement with the New York and New Jersey Port Authority on Tuesday regarding building of the long-delayed Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.

WASHINGTON Conservative talk show host Tony Snow was named White House press secretary by President Bush on Wednesday. 

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