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Knife-wielding yob guilty of murdering Harry Potter actor Rob Knox

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

A violent, knife-wielding thug has convicted today of murdering a young actor who appears in the latest Harry Potter film.

Fidel Castro: 2 Leaders Undone by ‘Honey of Power’

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Tuesday that two of his closest lieutenants had become seduced by “the honey of power,” and hinted that they were demoted because their angling for leadership roles in a post-Castro Cuba had become unseemly.

Sisters of Alleged Incest Victim Help Locate Her Baby’s Grave in Oklahoma

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

Investigators believe the remains of a 4-month-old girl discovered Saturday near Dustin in Hughes County is the first of four children born to the daughter, who is now 19.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Immigrant Inmate in Chandra Levy Slaying

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

Ingmar Guandique, 27, is in federal prison in California for attacking two female joggers in the Washington park where Levy’s remains were found nearly seven years ago. He will be formally charged with first-degree murder in Levy’s killing at a later time when he returns to D.C.

International Warrant Issued for Sudan President

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

The three-judge panel said there was insufficient evidence to support charges of genocide in a war in which up to 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have fled their homes.

Prepare for Time Outside Canada

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

On a dull winter day, the prospect of lingering longer in another country (preferably a sunny one) is pretty enticing. With the proper preparation, you can enjoy that long-term stay – at any age, for any reason.

Woman journalist freed after being held for three months

Mar 4, 2009 — News on the Net

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 3, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko and urges the authorities to free freelance photographer Shadreck Manyere, who is still being held.

’ Worst economic collapse ever’

Mar 3, 2009 — News on the Net

So what’s new with Durban II?

Mar 3, 2009 — News on the Net

Durban I, the so called U.N. World Conference Against Racism in 2001, was in reality a virulent display of anti-Semitism and an Arab and Muslim led forum to attack Israel and the West. So poisoned was the atmosphere at the conference the U.S. and shell-shocked Israel officials walked out in the first week.  As Colin Powell, then U.S. Secretary of State, said “I know that you do not combat racism by suggesting that apartheid exists in Israel.”

Job losses decrease in Southern Utah

Mar 3, 2009 — News on the Net

After months of rapidly increasing job losses, economists conveyed cautious optimism when they said Southern Utah’s employment situation appears to have reached its lowest point.

Sunoco, Union Spar Over Job Cuts At Pennsylvania Refineries

Mar 3, 2009 — News on the Net

HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- Sunoco Inc. (SUN) and the union representing most of its workers said Monday they’re making progress on hammering out a labor contract along the lines of those recently inked by refiners nationwide. But the parties still can’t seem to agree on whether proposed layoffs that have so far hampered the deal are going to be voluntary or forced.

Worst job losses ‘over by Easter’

Mar 3, 2009 — News on the Net

The worst of the jobs “cull” which has seen unemployment approach two million could be over by Easter, according to a new analysis of redundancies.

Spring Break

Mar 3, 2009 — News on the Net

The sound of crackling ice echoes
from river and lake

State caught in avalanche of job losses

Mar 1, 2009 — News on the Net

Unemployment in California shot up to its highest level in nearly 26 years in January, leaving more than 1 in 10 workers without a job.


Job losses continue at Mueller

Mar 1, 2009 — News on the Net

In the same month that 90 Paul Mueller Co. workers got pink slips, 82 more layoffs were announced this week, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Office Don Golik confirmed this morning.

Bay Area bracing for more job losses

Mar 1, 2009 — News on the Net

SAN JOSE, CA (KGO)—New jobless figures are out for California, and for the first time in a quarter century, the unemployment rate is in “double digits  10.1 percent. That’s up from less than six percent just more than a year ago, and it’s the highest rate since June of 1983.

Chinese Spies Infiltrating US Businesses

Feb 28, 2009 — News on the Net

(The following is based on an FBI strategy report sent to the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police.)

The almost legendary MI5 British counterintelligence service is said to be deeply concerned over an increase in spying by Chinese operatives in the United Kingdom. Although intelligence experts aren’t certain how widespread the problem is, they believe the espionage is rampant and a serious consequence of the global economy.

New subscriber

Feb 27, 2009 — News on the Net

I just received my first Free E-mail copy of the CFP and I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed the articles in your paper.

Mr. Whipple Left It Out: Soft Is Rough on Forests

Feb 27, 2009 — News on the Net


Americans like their toilet tissue soft: exotic confections that are silken, thick and hot-air-fluffed.

Where is the press?

Feb 26, 2009 — News on the Net

The San Francisco Chronicle just announced they are about to close down.  The New York Times are borrowing money at 14% interest from Carlos Slim.  Many other papers are heading for bankruptcy.  ABC, CBS and NBC are in financial trouble. CNBC and CNN are barely hanging on.