Archive for August 18th, 2009

Chicago Sun-Times editorial on Robert Novak: Innovator’s life marked by passion

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Creators Syndicate’s columnists pay tribute to Robert Novak

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Wash Post — Robert Novak, Long-Time Conservative Columnist, Dies at 78, Washington’s ‘Prince of Darkness’ Broke High-Stakes Scoops

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.

‘Chicken underground’ emerges in Indiana

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Gay-Ellen Stulp and Stephany Miskunas are lobbying the Lafayette City Council to allow them to keep pet chickens at their homes in the historic Highland Park neighborhood.

U.S. says building criminal cases against UBS clients

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

MIAMI (Reuters) – The United States is building criminal cases against more than 150 American clients of Swiss bank UBS as part of a crackdown on tax evasion now made easier by a deal over access to secret account information.

Fla. population drops for 1st time since 1946

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Researchers say Florida’s population has declined for the first time in 63 years and economists are blaming – what else? – the recession

Study finds tiny traces of cocaine on US dollars

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – Chances are there’s cocaine in your wallet.
Researchers looked at 234 bank notes from the U.S. and found that 90 percent had small traces of the illegal drug.

Bills from larger cities, such as Baltimore, Boston and Detroit, were among those with the highest average cocaine levels. Salt Lake City had the lowest. Most of those analyzed from Washington had tiny amounts of cocaine.

Hurricane Bill builds in Atlantic, path uncertain

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Bill, the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season, headed west-northwest over the open ocean on Tuesday, but it was uncertain whether it could threaten the northeast U.S. coast by Sunday.

Phoenix: 2 children found after Phoenix home invasion, kidnapping

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Mexican drug smugglers tied to California fire

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wildfire investigators in California are looking for marijuana growers tied to a Mexican drug cartel whom they suspect ignited a blaze that has charred more than 87,000 acres of a national forest.

CNN: Conservative columnist Novak dead at 78

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Novak died at home, just over a year after doctors diagnosed him with a malignant brain tumor in August 2008. He was a veteran columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a regular commentator for CNN for 25 years, beginning when the network launched in 1980.

For most of that time, he was a co-host of the political debate program “Crossfire.” But he also hosted a show with his longtime column co-author, Rowland Evans, and appeared as a panelist on shows like “The Capital Gang” and on PBS’ “The McLaughlin Group.”