Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In The News: January 20, 2015

Terrorists threaten to kill two Japanese hostages unless they get $200 million ransom!  CNN “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama, took aim at the box office over the long MLK holiday weekend and made history. It grabbed the number one spot and the crown for the most successful winter film opening ever. Oh, and the film is a top […]
Thursday, January 15, 2015

In The News: January 15, 2015

The nominations were announced early this morning for the 2015 Academy of Awards. In the prestigious Best Picture category, several small quirky films and no blockbusters. American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash “Birdman,” actor Michael Keaton’s comeback, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tied at nine for the most nominations. The […]
Monday, January 12, 2015

In The News: January 12, 2015

A big night for the celebs who were able take home gold and or shine at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills last night. Funny ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosted the glitzy affair for the third and reportedly last time. Their jokes and zingers were not as funny as in years past, but the […]
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead!!!!!!!

  U.S. troops killed terrorist and mastermind of 9-11, Osama bin Laden in a firefight, according to President Obama in an address to the nation tonight. Here is the president’s announcement: THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, […]
Monday, December 28, 2009

President Obama addresses the nation about that attempted terrorist bombing on Christmas Day

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BLOG: President Barack Obama’s address from earlier today. Good morning, everybody. I wanted to take just a few minutes to update the American people on the attempted terrorist attack that occurred on Christmas Day and the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety and security of the country. The investigation’s ongoing. And I spoke again this […]
Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday: from bargain shopping to violence and death

I will no longer be able to think of Black Friday as just the day after Thanksgiving that kick starts the holiday shopping season. Yesterday, the crowds showed up to hunt for bargains, but some really ugly incidents marred this yearly tradition.   About a 100 miles or so away at a Toys ‘R’ Us in Palm Desert, horrified shoppers watched two women go at each other […]
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flying the stars and stripes on 9-11

  We will never forget 9-11.  For millions of Americans that is a promise seared deep into their hearts. Seven years ago today, terrorists attacked us. Nearly three thousand people died at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in a Pennsylvania field.  I was working in a local television newsroom as a writer on that day. Also, I answered phones and cried with […]