May 2, 2007

Bus Driver Found Not Guilty in Bus Crash

Indiana truck driver Michael J. Kozlowsk's semitrailer truck overturned on interstate Hwy.94 in October of 2005 killing 5 people and injuring dozens more, according to the Star Tribune

When Kozlowsk's truck overturned it blocked both westbound lanes so when a bus carrying Chippewa Falls marching band students and chaperones arrived moments later it crashed right into it.

Kozlowsk's attorney argued that the driver of the bus was excessively tired and not wearing his brakes like his liscense required.

Dog owner arrested

Tom Mohrbacker, 39, was arrested Tuesday after missing his trial where he was charged with not registering his dogs as dangerous, according to the Star Tribune

Mohrbacker's dogs severely mauled a neighbor and friend on March 26 of this year.

May 1, 2007

Heart Attack Survival Rate Rises

By Christine O'Donnell,

More heart attack patients worldwide are surviving with less heart damage than they were just a few years ago, doctors report today in the first major study to suggest that widespread use of proven treatments is paying off around the globe, according to USA Today.

The study consisted of 44,372 patients from the USA, Canada, Europe and South America, according to USA Today.

Hospital deaths fell by 18% in patients with the most severe form of heart attack, the study shows, according to USA Today.

Islamic Candidate for President in Turkey was blocked

Turkey’s constitutional court today supported an effort to block a candidate for the country’s presidency whose background is in political Islam Tuesday, according to the NY Times.

This move pitches the country into early national elections and a referendum on the role of religion in its future, according to the NYtimes.

Bush veto's troop withdrawl bill

By Christine O'Donnell

President Bush rejected a bill that would require the first U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by Oct. 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later, according to associated press writers Anne Flahertyand Jennifer Loven.

This bill would have lead to chaos and confusion, according to Bush in the AP article

Bush also said the bill was a blueprint for failure and defeat, according to the NY Times.

April 29, 2007

Last Army Ranger had secret information

By Christine O'Donnell

An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when he died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman's family, according to the Star Tribune.

April 28, 2007

Met's Steroids Scandal

By Christine O'Donnell,

A former Mets clubhouse assistant pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in San Francisco to distributing performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of former and current Major League Baseball players for a 10-year period, according to the NY times.

Comrade’s Shot Killed New York State Trooper

By Christine O'Donnell

The bullet that killed a New York state trooper during a shootout Wednesday morning in a farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains came from the gun of a fellow officer, not the suspect they had cornered, the state police said Friday, according to the NY Times.

Soviet Union Maestro Dies

Mstislav Rostropovich, the cellist and conductor who was renowned not only as one of the great instrumentalists of the 20th century but also as an outspoken champion of artistic freedom in the Soviet Union during the last decades of the cold war, died yesterday in Moscow. He was 80, according to the NY Times.

Wolves' Taylor Tired Of Losing

By, Christine O'Donnell

Owner of the Timberwolves, Glen Taylor is tired of seeing them lose,according to the Pioneer Press.

He's decided to change the way they operate by improving some players abilities and trading others.

April 17, 2007

Addicts Milking New Yorks Medicad Program

By Christine O'Donnell

Does of drug and alcohol addicts in New York check themselves into detoxification wards so often that they stay overnight more than 100 nights a year, according to the NY times.

THese peple are know as "frequent flyers."

New Yorks spends more than $300 million a year on it's medicad program. That's far more than the rest of the United States, the NY times reported.

Fixing Health Care

Governor Pawlent believe raising taxes will help fix the health care issue in Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune

Six members of Iraq's Cabinet Resign

Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr withdrew six ministers of the Iraqi cabinent because of Iraqi Nationalism, according to the NY Times.

But legislators say he is angry about government's refusal to set timetable for withdrawal of American troops.

Illegal Immingrants forced to be Migrant Workers

Illegal immingrants in California used to work in house construction, Now due to the housing slump many of these immigrants are forced to do backbreaking migrant work, according to the NY TImes.

April 16, 2007

31 killed at Virgina Tech

By Christine O'Donnell,

Thirty people were killed in the deadliest campus massacre Monday at VIrginia Tech, according to Sue LIndsey an Associated Press writer.

There was no immediate evidence to suggest it was a terrorist attack, FBI spokesman Richard Kolko in Washington said. "But all avenues will be explored."

The gunman was also shot to death, officials said, according to the NY Times.