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A Night to Behold
I am thankful for all of you, family and friends.
Maybe the Republicans should be asking why in eight years of former President George W. Bush, nada, then immediately for President Barack Obama, a Nobel prize.
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Kaiser Permanente today announced an exciting program designed to improve care and services to our Nation's heroes.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - Tiger Woods sustained facial cuts when his car hit a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree as he was leaving his mansion in a gated waterfront community near Orlando early Friday.
LOS ANGELES - To enhance the prosecution of abusers and prevent future child abuse, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to expand cross-reporting to nine additional cities -- Burbank, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Redondo Beach.
"With this vital partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, the Dependency Court, and these additional City Attorneys' offices, we can more effectively protect the children of Los Angeles County," Antonovich said.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach invites the public to embark on an educational whale watch adventure starting Sunday, Nov. 29, with boat trips at noon and 3 p.m.
"When I wrote the song 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' for Jennifer Lopez, that's when my song writing and producing career really started to take off. It was one of her biggest hits, and we won an ASCAP award for it," said Damon Sharpe.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is offering a new, lower Play Pass price. For just $54.99 (the price of a day's admission), guests can visit and enjoy the park any operating day during 2010. The Play Pass has no blackout dates and can be used for concerts and special events, including the park's annual Fright Fest event during October, and the New Year's Eve celebration.
Some artists have a way of riveting your vision with the certitude of what they do. This has nothing to do with subject or style. It's inexplicable. Andy Warhol and Grandma Moses. The spareness of Bergman and the Fellini circus. Wes Anderson is like that. There's nothing consistent about his recent work but its ability to make me go ZOOINNG! What else do "The Darjeeling Limited" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" have in common?
"Old Dogs" is stupefyingly dimwitted. What were John Travolta and Robin Williams THINKING of? Apparently, their agents weren't perceptive enough to smell the screenplay in its advanced state of decomposition, but wasn't there a loyal young intern in the office to catch them at the elevator and whisper, "You've paid too many dues to get involved with such crap at this stage in your careers."
Regarding the letter Joe Phipps wrote to The Signal ("Be an American, learn English," Nov. 13) about how immigrants should learn to speak English, I am in agreement.
DENVER (AP) - Reflecting on his game during a monthlong recovery from a broken left rib has helped Ty Lawson come back strong.
When the Hart Indians girls soccer team last won a CIF-Southern Section championship, freshman goalkeeper Nicole Davis was still months from being born.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Search and rescue crews across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.
Environmental groups have again sued over the proposed Newhall Ranch development, alleging this week the federal agencies that approved permits for the planned community did so in violation of federal environmental protective legislation.
Moutainview Elementary School sixth-graders of the group named Creeptastic Monsters performed their original hip hop dance on stage for their fellow sixth-graders as the culmination of the F.A.M.E. (Fabulous Arts at Mountainview Elementary) class on Friday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 19-year-old man was charged Friday with shooting his parents to death and trying to kill two of his siblings inside their luxury Southern California home in a complex case that took investigators weeks to unravel.
Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - American media mogul Ted Turner has been hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment in Argentina's capital.
An assault with a deadly weapon occurred between Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard on 5:00 pm. The suspect, a male transient, was seen swinging a metal club at an electrical box then began swinging the club at bunch of cyclists. The suspect was arrested shortly after and transported to the Santa Clarita Station for booking. No one was hurt during this incident.
Safeway has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner several supermarket chains.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even in an election year that appears favorable for national Republicans, California Democrats are confident they will retain their iron grip on state leadership and possibly enrich their share of House seats in Washington.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.