News The Morning News
posted by October 5 at 7:05 AMon
Posted by News Intern Aaron Pickus
Cubs Out: Dodgers sweep the Cubs as the LA team moves on to the National League Championship Series.
Terrorist Obama: GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin highlighted the innovative and constructive side of American politics yesterday when she described Sen. Obama as an “embarrassment” and someone who is”palling around with terrorists.”
Husky Shakedown: New University of Washington Athletic Director Scott Woodward dismissed Marie Tuite, senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.
Break Out the Candles: Thousands of local homes and businesses lost power as winds gusted up to 40 mph.
Victims Awarded: Pierce County jurors give $11.7 million to parents of a 2-year-old boy who drowned while at a day care in 2004.
Cheney the Tree-Hugger: Dick Cheney again displayed his flair for dark, ironic humor while speaking at the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy, saying that the conservation of wildlife has been a “high priority” for the Bush Administration.
Al Franken Surges: U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken moves ahead of his opponent, Republican Norm Coleman, in the Minnesota race.
Russians Head for Venezuela: Four Russian warships are on the way to Venezuela for joint naval exercises with the South American nation.
No Cabinet Agreement: President Mugabe and Prime Minister Tsvangirai have failed to follow up their power-sharing agreement with the formation of a cabinet.
Good Citizen: An uploaded news post by a “citizen” journalist on CNN’s website this Friday falsely reported Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack. In an inspiring example of the rationality and stability of our capitalist economy, Apple stock fell $9 billion before the rumor was debunked.