Good, Bad, and Ugly

Typo rant…

January 18, 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor smiling after surgery, husband says

gbu gabor 300LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Zsa Zsa Gabor smiled and ate ice cream on Saturday, a day after doctors amputated much of the actress’ leg to fight a gangrene infection that could have killer her, her husband said.

Gunfire verbs…

January 18, 2011

Photos add bizarre twist to Tucson suspect’s frantic last night

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANLoughner is accused of spraying a crowd with a semi-automatic pistol outside a Safeway grocery store last Saturday, killing six people and wounding 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition at a Tucson hospital.

Snow in how many states?

January 14, 2011

Major winter storm wallops Northeast

USA/The National Weather Service reported snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states — only Florida was spared — and much of the South was still battling icy conditions that made roads dangerous and led to several traffic deaths.

Giffords headline

January 13, 2011

Giffords’ brain benefits from benign route of bullet

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANTUCSON, Ariz, Jan 9 (Reuters) – U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords suffered what her doctors on Sunday called a “devastating wound” to her brain in a point-blank shooting, but the bullet’s relatively benign trajectory bodes well for her recovery.

Typo in the lede…

January 12, 2011

US payrolls up 103,000 in Dec, jobless rate falls

USA-BERNANKE/NEW YORK, Jan 7  (Reuters) – The U.S. economy created far fewer jobs that expected in December, suggesting the Federal Reserve will complete its asset buying program, but the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in more than 1-1/2 years.

Erroneous Giffords report

January 11, 2011

US Rep. Giffords shot dead in Arizona, gunman held

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANTUCSON, Ariz., Jan 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona died after being shot in the head while meeting constituents at a grocery store in Tucson, NPR reported on Saturday.

Galileo and the Bible

January 10, 2011

God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope

ITALY-GALILEO/VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – God’s mind was behind complex scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident, Pope Benedict said on Thursday.

A death at the zoo

January 7, 2011

Zebra the latest fatality at Canadian zoo

KENYA/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A zebra has died of unknown causes at a Canadian zoo that has come under fire for several animal fatalities in recent years, officials said on Friday.

Mystery plane?

January 3, 2011

Mystery plane prompts Capitol evacuation, scramble of jets

USA-TAXES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A mystery airplane prompted an evacuation of the Capitol building and scrambling of military fighter jets on Saturday but authorities said the false alarm was caused by a commercial airliner briefly losing radio contact.

He didn’t win…

December 29, 2010

Michelle Williams still asks why Heath Ledger died

LEISURE CANDY PREMIEREThe 30 year-old actress, whose romance with Ledger blossomed on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” in roles for which they both received Oscar nominations (he won supporting actor), said she had found “meaning in things and people and relationships that have sprung up and friendships that have strengthened.