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- Relentless Mother Nature Pummels Westchester Again!
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- Olympic Hopes Dashed
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Olympic Hopes Dashed
What an awful story! Just as the 2010 Winter Olympics was to begin for
people with hopes and dreams of being the best of the best in their sport,
a young athlete from the nation of Georgia was killed today during luge
practice. Officials say 21 year old, Nodar Kumaritashvili was traveling at
some 95 miles an hour on the track in Canada as he was training for the
event, which is set to begin Saturday. Scary thing was a lot of athletes
complained this week that perhaps this track was "too fast." At least a
dozen athletes have taken tumbles on the track, which is considered the
fastest in the world.
A really sad start to the Olympics.
On a more positive note: did I see 40 degrees on my car thermostat
today? Not quite, but the warm sunshine and 38 degrees made it feel that
way. Enough to make you wanna pull out your seeds and gardening
implements, if you ask me.
Have a blessed weekend!
Around the Country
- Southwest to Cancel Flights as Jets Checked for Cracks - BusinessWeek
- Schumer: Dems slicing budget with scalpel, Tea Party using meat ax - CNN (blog)
- Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing - CNN International
- House GOP: $4 trillion in cuts - CNN
- Bachmann bids for 'bama eyes - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Around the Planet
- Afghans Continue Protests Over US Quran Burning - Voice of America
- Japan's nuclear workers try to trace leak, dump radioactive water - Los Angeles Times
- OSCE raps Kazakh election, presses for reforms - Reuters
- Newsmaker: Yemen survivor Saleh juggles forces to keep power - Reuters
- France says finds bodies in Atlantic crash wreckage - Reuters