Monthly Archives: January 2009

Blagojevich Ousted by Illinois Senate 59-0; Ex-Governor Rips Legislators for Running Up the Score, Not Invoking Mercy Rule

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Jerome Bettis Asks Pope to Intercede for His Old Team, the Pittsburgh Steelers

“They don’t need my help, my son. They’ve already received the blessing of a higher power — President Obama.”

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Springsteen Dedicates Super Bowl Half-Time Performance to Woody Guthrie, Ricardo Montalban

TAMPA – Bruce Springsteen held his own Super Bowl press conference yesterday and told reporters he was dedicating his half-time performance to the memories of Woody Guthrie and Ricardo Montalban. “The NFL has asked me to play songs that are

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Van Cliburn Breaks Silence, is “Pissed” that Super Bowl Half-Time Show Bypassed Him for 43rd Time

FORT WORTH – Famed classical pianist Van Cliburn broke his silence today about being bypassed for the 43rd time to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show.Cliburn, who shot to international stardom in 1958 after winning the International Tchaikovsky Piano

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Death of John Updike Casts Black Cloud Over Super Bowl Media Day

TAMPA – The death of noted author John Updike cast a pall over Super Bowl Media day sessions, as players and coaches alike struggled to deal with the loss while at the same time preparing for Sunday’s world championship football

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Clinton Speaks at State Department, Kicks Off 2012 Campaign

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Local Girl Calls Obama Inauguration, Jonas Brothers Concert “Life Altering Events”

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David Irving in Hot Water Again: Denies Horrors Inflicted on Gingerbread Men

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Hero Pilot’s Wife Tells All: “In Bed, He Talks Like He’s Flying a Plane!”

DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA – Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who miraculously landed a US Airways jet into the Hudson River, talks like a pilot in bed, said his wife, Lorrie Sullenberger, on Larry King Live last night. “He starts off the same

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Disgraced Pastor Ted Haggard: “My Low Point Was Lusting After Larry King”

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Obama Publishes First Presidential Memoir

Random House announces follow-up, to be published next month

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“My Special Guest Tonight: Heather Mills”

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Local Man Denies He Killed 7, Poisoned 490

“They got the wrong guy,” says plumber Sal Monella PITTSBURGH – Now that he’s been blamed for seven deaths in three states, a local man says he has no choice but to speak up and try to clear his name.

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Geithner Sworn In Using Bible of Tax Cheat Al Capone

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Circumcision Clinic Hit by Recession, Warns Employees, Patients to Expect Cuts

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Al Qaeda to Lay Off Five Thousand, Additional Cuts Expected

PESHAWAR – Osama Bin Laden, founder and chairman of Al Qaeda, the worldwide leader in terror and terror-based industries, announced yesterday that the group will lay off up to five thousand members by the end of the month. The cuts are

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Pope Accused of Adding Fake Comments to Holy See’s YouTube Site

VATICAN CITY – Hours after launching a slick You Tube channel in an effort to use technology to reach a younger audience, Pope Benedict XVI came under fire for adding fake comments to the site using made-up names. The comments praised both

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Obama Meets With Mary Worth to Discuss Ways to Revive Economy

WASHINGTON – Faced with mounting opposition from Republican leaders in Congress to his proposed stimulus package and a dire economic prognosis from his top advisors, President Obama met today with the one American capable of providing an effective, sensible solution: Mary

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Ford Eschews Bailout Money, Offers Up Financial Woes for Suffering Souls in Purgatory

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