Good, Bad, and Ugly

You don’t expect them to do that!

August 5, 2009

Cheerleading found to cause most serious sports injuries

Researcher Dr. Lara McKenzie told Reuters Health that fewer schools have full-time nurses on staff to help hurt the youngsters and schools may also be packing more children into gym classes, making it harder for teachers to supervise them.

Homosexual and lesbian?

August 3, 2009

Israeli gays’ safe haven turns deadly

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s gay community was rocked on Sunday by the killing of two people in a homosexual and lesbian youth center and the possibility they fell victim to a hate crime in the Jewish state’s most freewheeling city.

Our cross to bear?

August 3, 2009

Earth bears scars of human destruction: astronaut

The title of the story about the Canadian astronaut who can detect global warming from space has a massive typo.

Regret the remarks?

July 30, 2009

Obama looks to rebound from tough week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Barack Obama will look to rebound from one of the most difficult weeks of his six-month presidency, one in which his legislative priority, healthcare, stumbled and he got caught up in a racial controversy.

Tropical wave?

July 21, 2009

NHC watches tropical wave approach Caribbean

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tropical wave about 200 miles east of the Windward Islands has a small chance — less than 30 percent — of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast Monday.

Oldest mum?

July 19, 2009

This 69-year-old woman was not the “world’s oldest mum.” My own mother is 83, and I know many other mothers who are older than she is.

Editing problems

July 17, 2009

Capitol police say suspect killed near Capitol

The shooting occurred after a Capitol police officer tried to make a routine traffic stop near Union Station, a police spokeswoman said. Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said the driver fled, nearly ran over two officers, struck a parked and then crashed into a police cruiser.

The key word here is dampen…

July 16, 2009

Rain, cool weather dampen U.S. June retail sales

June rains, penny-pinching dampen retail sales

Critics laud love-laced Harry Potter film

LONDON (Reuters) – It may have had one of the wettest premieres in memory this week, but that did little to dampen critics’ enthusiasm for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, the sixth film in the blockbuster franchise.

Taking the bait?

July 16, 2009

Carbon market in “rude health,” awaits U.S.

“It’s difficult to say things are heating up again right now as everyone is waiting with baited breath for the U.S. to pull the trigger for the next spurt of investment to take the market to the next level.”

Cases of computers?

July 15, 2009

North Korea army behind South web attack – report

The agency said 438 cases of personal computers have been reported destroyed by malicious software used in the attacks.