Posts Tagged ‘Year’

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Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.

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Homeland Security Forecasts 5-Year Terror Threats for U.S.

December 26, 2008

michael-chertoff-592.jpgThe terrorism threat to the United States over the next five years will be driven by instability in the Middle East and Africa, persistent challenges to border security and increasing Internet savvy, says a new intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press.

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Christmas Miracle: Hospital Angel Heals 14-Year-Old of Pneumonia (Video)

December 25, 2008

chelsea-banton-miracle-light-590.jpgWhen Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

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We Thought You Might Like This: 5-Year-Old Female Basketball Prodigy (Video)

November 20, 2008

Today, I have to admit that I am ashamed of myself. I actually think that most of my peers should also feel ashamed and embarrassed as well. See, as a professional basketball player, you’d think that we would be the best at what we do. So when we see a YouTube clip of a CEO beating MJ at a one on one game, we flip out.

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Could “Black Friday” Be Turning Gray This Year?

November 14, 2008

On the day after Thanksgiving, customers en route to Macy’s Herald
Square in New York will be greeted by the oft-frenetic Richard Simmons,
handing out samples of Ocean Spray’s energy juice drink.

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8-Year-Old Boy Accused in Arizona Shootings to Appear in Court

November 10, 2008

An 8-year-old Arizona boy accused of fatally shooting his father and another man last week will deny the allegations — the equivalent of an adult not guilty plea — today during an advisory hearing, one of the boy’s attorneys said Sunday.

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Americans Cutting Back on Holiday Gifts this Year

November 7, 2008

Shoppers are scrimping on holiday gifts, but not when it comes to their pets. Among those who plan to spend less on gifts this year, only 23 percent are doing so on their pets, according to a survey released Thursday by Consumer Reports.

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