The Star Tribune's
obituary on Dr. Frank Peterson holds the same style as the New York Time's obituary style however, the order of information presented is different.
The lead shows a notable trait or quality about the person but in this article the next paragraph goes more in depth about the lead. Normally the second paragraph tells when and how the person died and his/her age. This information is not given until the fourth paragraph which is unusual.
The second and third paragraphs relayed what Dr. Frank Peterson accomplished in life. He opened his first practice in 1963 and specialized in internal medicine and plumonary disease.
The fifth paragraph begins the chronology of Dr. Frank Peterson's life, as would normally be the format. Followed by who he is preceded by.
The sources used were a former colleague, his wife and granddaughter.
The obituary differs from a resume only slightly with the quotes from the colleague and his wife. The majority of the obituary is just a summary of chronological events of Dr. Frank Peterson's life. However within the chronological events was information about his personality and quirks that a person would not find in an obituary, only through family and friends.
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About 10 men raided a casino in Switzerland on Sunday disrupting about 600 guests and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, CBS said.
The men dressed in all black arrived around 4 a.m. at the Grand Casino. Police then say the men split into two groups, one group unsuccessfully tried to break into the strong rooms while the other took money from the cashier, CNN said.
In a statement it said the men fired shots from machine guns and pistols but no one was injured from the shots, CNN said. However, it reported guests being slightly injured from being hit or stepped on.
According to the statement the front door was smashed with a sledgehammer, CNN said.
A woman was pulled from her car and beaten by the robber. The woman was unaware of the robbery and was driving between the two cars and unknowingly blocked the robbers vehicles, CBS said.
The gunmen then went across the border to France, about 200 meters from the Grand Casino in Switzerland. Police said the men drove away in two silver Audis with French license plates, CBS said.
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group signed a deal to purchase Ford's Volvo Cars for $1.8 million on Sunday, ABC News said.
The deal ends the two-year talks with Geely over Volvo, ABC News said.
Ford has been wanting to focus its resources on brands such as Lincoln and Mercury, MSNBC said.
The deal also covers further agreements on Intellectual property rights, supply, and research and development arrangements between Volvo Cars, Geely and Ford are also a part of the deal with a $200 million note and the rest paid in cash, ABC News said. To ease the transition between the companies, the U.S. automaker has committed to provide engineering support, information technology, access to tooling for common parts and other help.
China surmounted U.S. last year as the world's largest auto market, the recent deal proves China is invested to improve its markets by adding foreign automotive brands, MSNBC said.
"We think it's a fair price for a good business, and yes, we're happy with the deal we've achieved with Geely," Ford Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth said according to MSNBC.
Geely's chairman already plans to make 300,000 Volvo branded cars in a Beijing factory, or as many Volvos for China as are now made abroad for foreigners, ABC News said.
New York residents were able to return to their homes Sunday after a large crane had hit a 25-story building in lower Manhattan on Saturday, MSNBC said.
The crane was dismantled after fire department officials the exterior of the 23rd floor of 80 Maiden Lane was damaged by a crane with a wrecking ball, CNN said.
The crane was supposed to lift mechanical equipment up to the roof, Department of Buildings spokesman Tony Sclafani told MSNBC.
Around 30 fire department units responded to the incident but no injuries were reported, CNN said.
It is unclear what caused the crane to slip and police have shut down two nearby streets as a precaution, CNN said.
A similar incident in May 2008 killed nine people when two cranes collapsed, MSNBC said.
A woman is dead after being shot in the Rasmussen Woods Nature Area in Mankato late Sunday morning and one man is in custody, police told the Star Tribune.
The police chased a man driving a Cadillac Escalade SUV. They ended on a dead-end road south of Blue Earth County Road 90, The Star Tribune said.
The suspect, was arrested. He had been seen with a gun at the scene police told the Star Tribune.
Witness Max Griensewick said he was walking near the park and heard gun shots near the nature center's parking lot. He said at least one person had been shot through a windshield while sitting in a car, Kare 11 said.
Police would not release the name of the victim or the suspect, Kare 11 said.
Little did Moses Mwaura from Kenya know that meeting Sandy Schley two years ago, in the slum he lives in would change his life, the Star Tribune said.
Moses arrived in the Twin Cities to a new world to fix his crossed eyes and go to the dentist, all services were donated by members of the Rotary Club, Kare 11 said.
Schley, governor of Rotary International District 5950, mentioned Moses to her ophthalmologist who offered to fix Moses' eyes, Kare 11 said. "Charlie Barer, my own ophthalmologist, came up to me and said 'Sandy, would you like to have Moses' eyes fixed," Schley said.
The kindness continued, a Rotarian at Delta Airlines lined up a free flight, a lawyer in Rotary volunteered to do the legal work for Moses' trip, Kare 11 said.
An emergency room was donated by Brad Beard, the president of Fairview Southdale Hospital, Kare 11 said, and nurses and an anesthesiologist were donated by another Rotarian.
Moses will return to Kenya April 2nd with a brand new look, The Star Tribune said
The Israeli army was ordered to seal off the West Bank for 48 hours and increase security around the old city of Jerusalem by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, CNN said.
Israel announced it plans to build 1,600 new apartments on land in Jerusalem claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians, spurring the sealing of the West Bank, CNN said. The restriction began Thursday night and will end Saturday night, Israel Defense Forces told CNN.
Palestinians were banned to cross from the West Bank into Israel and Jerusalem by Israel. Israel also forbid men under 50 from al-Aqsa mosque, the flashpoint holy site in the walled Old City, MSNBC said.
Islamists in the blockaded Gaza Strip protested the restriction and Israel's polices in Jerusalem and ban of Palestinians chanting: "We will redeem al-Aqsa mosque with our souls and our blood," MSNBC said.
Not everyone has been banned from crossing into Israel. Exceptions include medical workers and patients, religious workers, teachers, humanitarian workers, and journalists the IDF told CNN. Trade will also still operate as normal.
Lois Foster was tricked into belieiving her grandson was in jail by con artists, the Star Tribune said.
A person called Foster, 78, on the phone and pretended to be her grandson. The person said he had been caught driving drunk while in Canada for a hockey game, The Star Tribune said.
Foster said the person's voice was very similar to that of her grandson Adam. Foster drove to the bank and withdrew $2,500. She wired it to someone in Canada so her "grandson" could get out of jail. She never called his parents because he begged her to keep the embarrassing incident quiet.
Foster was the victim of a scam, a "grandparent scam," Adam had never left Minnesota, The Star Tribune said.
This scam is a high-pressure hoax in which thieves pose as family members in dire straits. In this case victimizing the grandparents, the Star Tribune said.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre received 1,250 reports from "emergency scam" victims in the United States last year. The total added up to about $5.3 million people were scammed out of.
Staff Sgt. Paul Proulx of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police figures less than 5 percent of victims actually report the crime. The typical victim loses $2,000 to $4,000, he told the Star Tribune, and the perpetrators usually get away with it.
A Minneapolis father was charged with first- and third-degree assault for allegedly punching a league official at a sixth-grade basketball game in Burnsville, WCCO said.
Robin Johnson, 48, was charged with one count of first-degree assault and third-degree assault, which are felonies; interfering with a 911 call, which is a gross misdemeanor; and also disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom told The Star Tribune on Friday.
Witnesses told police a youth threw a basketball, at the direction of the Burnsville Athletic program, Jeff Shand, which hit him in the head. When Shand, 50, looked back, Johnson punched him, as he reported, according to the complaint, The Star Tribune said.
Shand walked away with three cracked molars and had to have the fragments of his teeth removed, but did not have a broken jaw, as was initially believed, The Star Tribune said.
Johnson had accused Shand of cheating and hit a cell phone out of his hand. Shand threatened to call the police and it was then Shand and witnesses say he was hit, WCCO said.
The Burnsville Athletic Club announced that Shand, his sixth grade son and his entire family were suspended from future basketball games until the investigation was completed, WCC said.
A Mississippi high school is being sued for canceling prom instead of allowing a lesbian high school student to attend with her girlfriend, CNN said.
When 18-year-old Constance McMillen wanted to take her girlfriend to the school prom and were denied the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges McMillen's First Amendment right to freedom of expression was violated by officials at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi, CNN said.
A memorandum for the school states dates to the prom must be of opposite sex, CNN said. A superintendent stated in court documents only males were allowed to wear tuxedos when McMillen expressed interest in wearing one.
A school board statement said it wouldn't host the event in Fulton, "due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events," Fox News said, but the statement did not mention McMillen.
The statement also said it had hoped the prom would be sponsored by private citizens, Fox News said.
"All I wanted was the same chance to enjoy my prom night like any other student. But my school would rather hurt all the students than treat everyone fairly," said McMillen. "This isn't just about me and my rights anymore -- now I'm fighting for the right of all the students at my school to have our prom," CNN said.
A New Jersey man is suspected of being an member of Al Qaeda in Yemen, Federal authorities told CNN.
Sharif Mobley, a 26-year-old from New Jersey, who was arrested earlier this month for killing a guard in Yemen, is under investigation by the FBI, Fox News said. Over the weekend, Mobley tried to escape from Republican Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, when he illegedly shot the guard and seriously injured another.
Mobley is a U.S. born citizen who moved to Yeman about two years ago and was recognized by Yemeni authorities, CNN said.
Mobley was arrested in a "successful security sweep," along with other suspected Al Qaeda members in Yemen earlier this month, a spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington told Fox News.
Mobley passed the federal security background checks needed to work in the U.S. nuclear industry as recently as 2008, a company spokesman Joe Delmar told Fox News. Mobley worked at PSEG Nuclear nuclear plants for different contractors from 2002 to 2008, doing routing labor such as carrying supplies and assisting with maintenance activities.
A U.S. law enforcement official familiar with the case, told CNN authorities have been aware of Mobley for some time.
MSNBC's article on Nancy Pelosi's speech on health care reform focused only briefly on what she had said. Pelosi's press release was about her frustrations of the health care reform and abortion as the article says but in her speech she went into more details, directly addressing the president.
The article mentions Pelosi only for a moment and continues with the focuses of the rest of the press conference. It provides more background information on the House's and Senates recent activities with the bills and what it would take for the bill to pass through them. The article briefed on Obama's speech, Nancy Pelosi's and Rep. Bart Stupak's, D-Mich., speech. The reporter choose to focus on people's feelings and attitudes towards the health care reform bill and abortion. The reporter barely mentioned what President Obama had said, just the fact he wanted to get Democrats and Republicans together.
The reporter did not report the speeches chronologically but used the speeches and information to stem from one point to another.
The man who abducted and killed James Bulger in northern England in 1993 when he was 10 years old is back in jail Wednesday for violating the terms of his contentious release, CBS News said.
The violation of the now 27-year-old Jon Venables release is unknown, although Home Secretary Alan Johnson said due to the immense public interest more information would be released in the next few weeks, CBS News said.
Venables who was 10 years old and another 10-year-old friend, Robert Thompson abducted toddler James Bulger. The boys took the toddler, who was waiting for his mother outside a butcher shop in Liverpool, England, CBS News said.
The boys attempted to drown James Bulger, then beat him with rocks, bricks and an iron rod. They poured paint in his eyes and left his body on the train track where it was cut in half by a train, CNN said.
Images of the abduction were caught on tape and public anger grew, CNN said.
The boys were tried in adult court and found guilty of murder in November 1993. They were ordered to serve a minimum of eight years of an indefinite prison sentence, CNN said.
The sentences were increased to 15 years resulting from a petition signed by more than 275,000 who supported life sentences for the boys, CNN said.
Venables and Thompson were sent to secure children's units "at Her Majesty's pleasure," and in 2001 they were released at the age of 18, and given new identities. CBS said.
The men have since been protected by an injunction banning publication of their images taken after 1993, and anything that could reveal their current names and locations, CNN said.
Denise Fergus, Bulger's mother, has said she was disgusted with the government when the Venables and Thompson were released, CBS news said. She wrote on her Twitter account Tuesday night: "would like to let everyone know Jon Venables is were (sic) he belongs tonight(,) behind bars."
The British parole board will now determine whether Venables should remain in custody or return to the life he has been given since his release from jail, CNN said.
A man shot two officers causing them to return fire and shoot the gunman after the man was asked for his pass into the Pentagon Thursday night, CNN said.
The motive for the shooting is still unclear, although Fox News confirmed the man to be 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell, Fox News said.
The man was cool and collected when he approached the officers, trying to get inside the Pentagon around 6:40 p.m., police told Fox News. The officers asked for his pass and he immediately pulled out a gun and began firing.
"He reached into his pocket and they assumed he was going to get out his pass and he just started shooting," Pentagon Police Chief Richard Keevil told Fox News. The officers were "grazed" and fired back promptly.
Keevil refused to identify the gunman, CNN said.
Entrances to the Pentagon were locked for a short period of time but were reopened, excluding the Pentagon Metro entrance, the Pentagon said in a statement, CNN reported.
The two officers and the gunman are being treated at the George Washington Hospital according to Lisa McDonald, a spokeswoman for the hospital, CNN said.
A St. Cloud man was charged with raping two 4-year-olds on Thursday, the St. Cloud Times said.
The 22-year-old James Henry Lee Marek, was charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, The Star Tribune said.
Marek was arrested Tuesday and is being held on $10,000 bail, the Star Tribune said.
The criminal complaint said Marek admitted the abuse to police and revealed both children were crying during the abuse and asked him to stop several times, the Star Tribune said.
In the complaint, the girl told her mother she had played "naked butt game" with Marek. The mother said she sometimes let Marek sleep over at their St. Cloud house, WCCO said.
A 4-year-old boy told police a similar story when would sometimes have Marek as his baby sitter, WCCO said.
Police say the assaults began in June 2009 and continued until January. Although the crimes may have spanned from February 2009 to late last month according to the criminal complaint, WCCO said.
Faculty and students rallied and protested the University of Minnesota's budget cut proposal on Thursday, KSTP said.
The furlough would require all employees to take 3 days of unpaid vacation during the last week of December, the budget proposal says. All executive employees, such as the dean, vice president and president, will be required to take six unpaid days of vacation.
If passed, the proposal will take effect during the 2011 fiscal year, KSTP said. The budget proposal will be voted on by the University Senate in late March and if passed will move to the Board of Reagents.
Students and staff who oppose the furloughs said other budget cuts have already forced them to struggle to get by, WCCO said.
"At universities all over the country administrators' salaries have soared while front line jobs are cut and tuition is dramatically increased," one speaker at the rally told WCCO. "As states face major budget crisis and state education gets cut, those same administrators, rather than taking responsibility, instead opt to save their own overpaid jobs by cutting staff and raising tuition."
The protest today was spurred by a nationwide effort called the National Day of Action to demand funding for higher education and to protect university jobs, WCCO said.
The convicted sex offender charged with murdering Chelsea King is under investigation for other attempted kidnappings in Southern California today, ABC news said.
Police found a body Tuesday in a shallow grave on the shore of Lake Hodges, and believe it may be that of the 17-year-old King, CBS news said, but the medical examiner's office has yet to confirm the allegation.
Gardner remained in jail today in San Diego County after pleading not guilty to the murder of King, CBS said.
Police told CBS news, John Albert Gardner III may be responsible for three other crimes involving young women and are reexamining cases, ABC said.
The investigation came after a 16-year-old girl recognized Gardner's face from news reports. The girl told her family she ran after a man tried to force her into his car on Oct. 28, 2009, in Lake Elisnore, ABC said.
The girl described the suspect as a man 30 to 35 years old with a squarish jaw, brown eyes and a blond crew cut. This description appeared similar to Gardner, who is 30 and has a closely shaven scalp, ABC said.
Gardner has already been connected to the December 2009 attack of a 23-year-old graduate student Candice Moncayo. The attack occurred on the trail where Chelsea King died, ABC said.
Gardner pleaded not guilty to Moncayo's assault and intent to commit rape, CBS said.
Police also believe Gardner may be responsible for the 14-year-old Amber Dubois's disappearance, who vanished in February 2009 while on her way to school in Escondido, CBS said.