News The Morning News
posted by October 2 at 8:04 AMon
The Surge That Isnít Working: Unemployment rate hits seven-year high.
The Stock Market: Dow and S & P take morning dive in reaction to tight credit and unemployment rates.
The Senate: Passes bailout bill, with 74 votes in favor, including McCain and Obama. Heads for vote in the House, where passage is less certain.
Boom: Bus driver hears explosion in downtown Seattle parking garage, bomb squad deployed.
Gloom: NYPD officer who gave orders to use a Taser on a man, who subsequently fell to his death, commits suicide.
Gamer: Nintendo announces new DS handheld gaming console. For $179 you get dual cameras, music playback, and a pony.
Bomber: Suicide bomber kills 19 and injures 50 people in Baghdad.
Soldier: Pleads guilty to role in killing four Iraqi prisonersóbound, blindfolded, shot, and dumped in ditch. Gets only eight months in prison.
March of Nickels: Nickelsville moving to Discovery Park.
Nickels and Dimes: WaMu CEO refuses $11.6 million severance package.
Ankles and Crimes: State requires Level-3 sex offenders released from prison to wear tracking bracelets. Estimates about 200 will wear them at any given time.
Tonight! Watch the ladies of Slog (and Eli Sanders) duke it out over the VP debate. And to get you in the mood, please enjoy this flashback to Admiral Stockdaleís bumbling appearance at the VP debate in 1992: