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I’m the father of Alexandra Peltre, who survived the attack on Utoeya, Norway. The information given by the journalist in this report is not correct!
She was shot while trying to hide along the waterline. After being shot, she managed to swim a bit out from the shoreline, and when the gunman moved on, she managed to crawl back to land where she was laying next to a young man shot in the shoulder. The two of them shared a jacket or sweater for warmth.
The gunman was apprehended a short time later, and she received life saving first-aid by the police. There was not a wardrobe in sight!
Running hard, Perry a tough sell in New Hampshire
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) – White House hopeful Rick Perry has hit New Hampshire hard since kicking off his bid for the Republican nomination, but the tough-talking Texan will struggle to win support in this early-voting state.
A poll done for the New Hampshire Journal this week showed Romney with 36 percent support, Perry debuting strongly at 18 percent and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at 13 percent.
Your article is incorrect regarding the inventors of hot air ballooning.
There were NO Gondolfier brothers!
Indeed. We fixed the reference to recognize the Montgolfier brothers: GBU Editor
Berlin mayor criticises nostalgia for Berlin Wall
Wowereit said the Wall, toppled in 1989, should serve as a reminder of freedom and democracy around the world. Church bells peeled while trains and traffic came to a standstill at noon across Berlin for a moment of silence for the victims.
In the story on Berlin’s mayor commenting on nostalgia for the Berlin Wall, it is stated that “…bells peeled…” Bells PEAL, not PEEL!
Pregnant San Francisco woman killed by pit bull
I was amazed by the report about the tragic death of the pregnant San Francisco woman.
Obama says U.S. is still a AAA country
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a downgrade in the United States’ credit rating on political gridlock in Washington and said he would offer some recommendations on how to reduce federal deficits.
TI’m teaching English in Thailand… This header should say: Obama says U.S. is still an AAA country.
Outkast rapper Big Boi arrested for drugs
Big Boi didnt do the song “hey ya” as you just reported fyi. Andre 3000 (the other member of Outkast) did that song.
Michelle Williams in “Marilyn” film gets NY debut
We fixed that, but ouch: GBU Editor
Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in “Blue Valentine,” walks the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Polanski, Madonna films to air at Venice festival ROME (Reuters) – Madonna’s film about King Edward VIII’s relationship with an American divorcee and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” are set to be among highlights at the 2011 Venice film festival.
“To air” means to be broadcast over the airwaves, on television or radio.
These films will screen, play, premiere, and/or be shown at the festival. It’s an easy mistake to make if you don’t know the euphemism, but I wouldn’t want it to catch on.