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April 16, 2007

Bubbles fill a Idaho city

According to the Washington Post bubbles spewed from a three-block stretch on the city's east side Thursday after American Linen accidentally released detergent into the municipal sewer lines. The combination of gravity and churning water whipped the soap into sudsy foam.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/14/AR2007041401777.html


According to Myfoxtwincities Officials said that the company had a malfunction, in its automated detergent loading device, releasing 167 gallons of detergent. Crews worked during the day to disperse of suds before they reached the treatment facility, then used soft-spray hoses and yard blowers to reduce foam levels.
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=2928656&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.7.1


According CBSnews a witness said "It looked like the texture of something you'd see come out of your washing machine if you overloaded it," said Sue Foster, a student teacher.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/13/ap/strange/main2683303.shtml

April 6, 2007

Paris Hilton could face jail time


This resulted from an investigation into whether Hilton violated terms of her probation by driving last month with a suspended license. Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for the city attorney's office, feels they have sufficent evidence that her license was revoked and Hilton was fully aware of the suspension, according to wcco.com.


According to CNN City prosecutors said they plan to ask a judge to revoke Paris Hilton's probation in a reckless driving case, a move that could result in jail time for the hotel heiress. Hilton could face up to 90 days in jail if a judge finds her guilty, at the hearing april 17, of violating her probation.

March 19, 2007

A crush of passport applications is adding weeks to the waiting period

According to WCCO 17 million people are expected this year to apply for passports. Over the next year it is said that about 74 million Americans have valid passports. Since the recent change, by the government, requiring U.S. airline passengers to have passports the State department has been working overtime.
http://wcco.com/national/topstories_story_075200404.html
According to Kare11 All across the U.S. people are waiting weeks longer to get there passports because off the rush of passport applications. It was said that applications are pouring in at more than 1 million per month. http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=247304
According to New York Times Because of the crush of applicants instead of the usual 6 weeks to process applications it could possibly take up to ten. Also, having applications expedited, which cost an extra $60 on top of the normal $97 fee, could take four weeks instead of two. It was stated by New York Times that the State Department is working overtime to handle the load and hopes to have an additional 400 passport adjudicators by the end of next year.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/17/us/17passport.html


March 2, 2007

Smiths' body finally put to rest

Twenty-two days after her fatal collapse in a Florida hotel, icon Anna Nicole Smith was finally buried Friday.
Her body was escorted by police to a private jet at the Miami International Airport, where she was flown to the Bahamas for the service. Smith was later buried next to her 20-year-old son, Daniel, who died in September of an apparent drug overdose.
http://entertainment.bodogbeat.com/anna-nicole-smith-funeral-three-weeks-after-her-death-59786.html

Now that her body was laid to rest it is one battle done. But according to SFGate the fight over Smiths’ baby remains very much alive. Her companion Howard K. Stern, her mother Virgie Arthur and her former boyfriend Larry Birkhead are still battling for custody of 5-month-old Dannielynn.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/03/02/entertainment/e120459S34.DTL

February 10, 2007

Flooding in Indonesia

Indonesia's has experienced some of its worst flooding then recorded before in past floods. This flood has caused many to turn to shelters were thousands are crammed in bad living conditions. According to CNN.com water is receding in local areas but, people still have to trudge through mud.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/02/08/indonesia.flood.ap/index.html

The Swiss government has pledged to help with the disaster to get the victims the help they need, and to get the homeless shelter.
http://www.nzz.ch/2007/02/09/eng/article7510506.html

According to ABC radio Australia the death toll of Indonesia's flood has tolled to be about 50.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s1843504.htm

According to VOA News the about two-thirds of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, is under water. Also, many people there are angry and say the government is not doing enough to help that in need.
http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200702/200702060004.html