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In the News; April 18, 2008

TGIF. It has been a long week and we are all in need for a relaxing weekend.

The big shock this morning is a report about an earthquake centered in southern Illinois. It measured 5.4 and could be felt as far away as Chicago. There are no reports of injuries at the moment. This is the anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, coincidently.

Be sure to check out my video featuring Hilary Clinton on the Colbert Report. It is sure to be talked about today.


In the news....

The media cannot seem to get enough about this Texas Polygamy case. It's being called the biggest child custody case in U.S. history. More than 300 attorneys from all over the state are headed to West Texas to represent 416 children from a polygamy sect. Former members appeared on CNN last night and talked about the inbreeding, polygamy, abuse and more- including the bizarre baby grave yard. Current members who have been interviewed appeared ignorant about the allegations and reality in general- almost resembling a person who has been brainwashed.

No kidding guys... according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,the current flu season has shaped up to be the worst in four years, partly because the vaccine didn't work well against the viruses that made most people sick.
The 2007-2008 season started slowly, peaked in mid-February and seems to be declining, although cases are still being reported, CDC officials said.

An independent study claims that one in every five U.S. troops who have survived the bombs and other dangers of Iraq and Afghanistan now suffers from major depression or post-traumatic stress. The study, conducted by Rand, estimated the toll at 300,000 or more. The Department of Veterans Affairs said this month that its records show about 120,000 who served in the two wars and are no longer in the military have been diagnosed with mental health problems. Of those, about 60,000 are suffering from post-traumatic stress, and depression runs a close second.

Danny Federici
, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died Thursday. He was 58.

Authorities have charged a western Oklahoma sheriff with coercing and bribing female inmates so he could use them in a sex-slave operation run out of his jail.


A group of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints women arrive for a hearing at the 51st District Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas on Thursday, April 17, 2008 which will decide the fate of 416 children removed in a raid from the Yearning For Zion ranch.
(AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)


bob said...

These women were obviously brainwashed.

Faith said...

So, where are these wonderful father's and why aren't they asking for their kids back???

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