Auburn Fire Blazed 700 Acres in the Placer County, California

The Auburn fire, especially at the Gold Country town had blazed approximately 700 acres in the Placer County as of last report. Total number of destroyed properties have not been declared yet, but it surely amount to millions of dollars. The fire went strong on dusk of Sunday at the Northern Auburn.

Firefighters were evacuating residents on Shale Ridge, Moss Rock and Saddle Back roads in Auburn, and officials sent an automated call to all homes with 7 miles of the fire requesting residents evacuate. Authorities set up evacuation centers at two Auburn elementary schools, and an animal evacuation center also was opened at the Dewitt Center in Auburn. (http://www.sfgate.com)


Caroline, Curran and Grier Raclin on Kennedy's Funeral

Despite the heavy rain in Boston, many politicians, celebrities and relatives of Kennedy, like Caroline, Curran and Grier Raclin, attended his funeral mass. Actually, U.S. President Obama gave the eulogy, while Ted Kennedy Jr. and Rep Patrick Kennedy gave their funeral remarks, the late senator's daughter Kara, stepson G. Curran Raclin Jr. and stepdaughter Caroline Raclin did the readings during the mass.

Vicky, the late senator's wife, who was formerly married to Grier Raclin - an attorney, showed fortitude in that great time of sorrow. Ted, often said that Vicky gave his father his strength and purpose as she stood by him through thick and thin.


NASA Shuttle Launch Scheduled Friday Night

NASA shuttle, Discovery, was supposed to be launched Friday morning, but after it was found out that there was a valve glitch, it was ordered that the launched would be on the evening of th same day. The said delay was ordered to give the engineers a little more time to be sure that the hydrogen valve in the engine compartment will function accurately during the space flight.

Discovery, the name of the shuttle, will be bringing supplies and equipment to the space station.During their tanking last Tuesday, the engineers found out that the valve fails to normally close and open during an operation. SO, hopefully, the launching will be successful.

Photo courtesy of www.news.cnet.com


Hurricane Danny Towards Cape Cod

For the second time this season, another hurricane, called Hurricane Danny, will strike the Cape Cod. This hurricane is considered to be under Category 1 as it slowly moves northeastward toward Cape Cod this Saturday, August 22, 2009. It will then quickly cross to Canada the next day as it weakens its signal.

As of the latest news bulletin, As estimated, Danny is moving at the speed of 45 mph, while its eye is at 450 miles east of Nassau and 775 miles south to southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Hurricane Danny is expected to weaken and behave as a tropical storm on Sunday, August 23, 2009.


Who is Bernard Goldberg?

Many people around the globe are now in search for Bernard Goldberg, meaning, this man is the hottest search of today. But who is Bernard Goldberg anyway? And what makes him the man of the hour?

According to Wikipedia: Bernard Goldberg, also known as Bernie Goldberg, is a ten-time Emmy Award Winning American writer, journalist, and political commentator. Goldberg is currently a commentator for Fox News and a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Here's a line from his latest interview with John Hawkins: The reason they do that John is so I'll be automatically marginalized. I wrote in "Bias" that I would make racial discrimination a criminal offense, not just a civil offense. On gay rights, I don't know anyone more Libertarian than me. I don't want the government getting involved in it. I'm pro-abortion with reservations. I've never set foot in a country club in my life.

I consider myself to be an old-fashioned liberal. I'm a liberal the way liberals used to be when they were like John F. Kennedy and when they were like Hubert Humphrey. When they were upbeat and enthusiastic and mainstream. I am not a liberal the way liberals are today at least as exemplified by Al Franken and Michael Moore, where they're angry, nasty, closed minded, & not mainstream, but fringe.

I think this is what really irks the media. That this is coming from one of them. I was one of them for 28 years. The name of your website is Right Wing News, right?


Ronald Reagan's Daughter, Patti Davis, Posed for Playboy Mag

Patti Davis, the wild child of the late former US President Ronald Reagan and wife, Nancy Davis Reagan, showed her rebellion to her father's politics by posing for the famous men's magazine Playboy.

When she was 41, she once again made a "scandalous" act against her family when she posed for the same magazine naked while her breasts are covered with a black man's hands - as shown on the attached picture above. She also starred in her own direct-to-video “Playboy Celebrity Centerfold”, where she was shown cavorting with Monique Parent.

Davis is Patty's maiden name, the family name of her mother Nancy.


Megan Wants A Millionaire Canceled

VH1 has already canceled the show, Megan Wants a Millionaire,when they found out that Ryan Jenkins, a contestant of the show and suppose to be listed as one of the finalists, is wanted for a murder.

According to reports, Jenkins was a suspect for the death of Jasmine Fione, a woman he met and married in Las Vegas last March. Fione's nude lifeless body was found in a suitcase, which was dumped behind an apartment at Buena Park.

For obvious reasons, VH1 has decided to cancel the show, together with all its promotional information. 

Here is the official statement from VH1:
Ryan Jenkins was a contestant on Megan Wants A Millionaire, an outside production, produced and owned by 51 Minds, that is licensed to VH1. The show completed production at the end of March. Given the unfortunate circumstances, VH1 has postponed any future airings. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.


What is an Angelman Syndrome?

Collin Farrell's six-year-old son, James, is suffering from Angelman syndrome (AS) and many were asking,"What is an Angelman syndrome (AS)? According to www.wikipedia.org, Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental delay, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements especially hand-flapping, frequent laughter or smiling, and usually a happy demeanour.

AS is formerly tagged as happy puppet syndrome because of the youthful, happy appearance of the patient and unfortunately, there is currently no available remedy for this condition though, occupational therapy, speech therapy, hydrotherapy and music therapy are used to alleviate the petient's condition.


David Cross stand-up tour date

David Cross stand-up tour date at the Congress Theater will be on October 4, 2009, so you better grab your tickets starting Friday so you won't be able to miss this date.

For those who don't know who David Cross is, he is an American comedian, writer, as well as an actor. He began performing stand-up comedy at the age of 17.Later this year, David Cross will premiere his first UK project entitled, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”, Also, his first book, I Drink For A Reason, will be published in August of this year.

Furthermore, Cross will perform on September 2009 and curate his own comedy stage at the ATP New York 2009 music festival.


Doug Pitt On Blaire's Estate

Doug Pitt is now staying at Blaire's Estate. He's the brother of formerly the world's sexiest man, Bradd Pitt.

Attendants of the place where surprised when they saw Doug signed the visitor's book as it's not everyday that they get to have visitors like him. Some of the famous personalities that have been there are Hugh Grant, Stella McCartney and members of the Royal Family among others.

Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet for 2009

See the fantasy football cheat sheet for 2009 , the football rankings,fantasy football toolbox and a lot more at scribd.

Having a few extra income is a good compensation if you only know how to choose the right player for your team.

Tropical Storm Ana is Likely to Become a Hurricane

Based on the weather forecast in Miami,tropical storm Ana is most likey to become a hurricane it it increases its strenght approaching the Leeward Islands. It is currently moving at a speed of 16m per hour while the maximum sustained winds reaches to approximately 40mph.


Eat Hannah Montanna Cherries

Now, you can eat Hannah Montana cherries as they are already growing and available at Disney Gardens. I know you're for it already, but wait, more information will posted soon for complete details, so stay tuned. After all, patience is a virtue.And here is the rest of it.


District 9 Movie Review

District 9 movie is one of the most talked about movie today. Many good district 9 movie reviews have been already posted here in the web. And to summarize this reviews in one word: Awesome!

Fans of sci-fi movies will surely enjoy it and praise the production of this movie as it really depicts the cravings of science and technology geeks for this kind of movie.


Flash News: Michael Phelps Had a Car Crash

Michael Phelps, swimmer champion, recently had a car crash in Baltimore. There were two passengers in his vehicle including him, and the other vehicle had a female driver. Fortunately, Phelps and his companion were not injured.

According to the AP, Phelps was interviewed by police on the scene and alcohol was not a factor. (There was no mention of marijuana)


What is a bizygomatic breadth?

What is a bizygomatic breadth? Zygomatic breadth or width is the the width or breadth of the face from the widest part of one zygomatic arch to the widest part of the other.

In layman's term, zygomatic arch or zygoma refers to one's cheek bone.


Karen Sypher Photos

Karen Sypher photos are hot search of the day as she accused University of Louisville basketball coach, Rick Pitino, of several charges, like assault, rape and offering her money to have an abortion. Rick Pitino said that what happened between him and Sypher is consensual. On the other hand, his wife, Joanne kept quiet about the issue.

According to Pitino, Sypher would like to extort money from him in exchange for her silence and the she would drop the charges immediately. Furthmore, the accused told the media that he will not be giving any interviews as he will try to solve this issue privately.

Perseids Meteor Shower on August 2009

Perseids meteor shower started on July 17 and will end on August 24, 2009, but tonight, August 2009, will be the best time to have a view of the sky to clearly show the meteor shower.

This is a once in a blue moon phenomenon so you better stay up late or set your alarms now and get ready to sleep early so you won't be able to miss it.


What Happened to Rosemary Kennedy after Lobotomy?

Rosemary Kennedy, the sister of the late former US President John F. Kennedy, underwent a lobotomy operation due to her mental illness. For the benefit of those who don’t know what lobotomy operation is, it is a surgical procedure to make an incision on the frontal lobe of an individual, thus damaging some nerves.

The purpose of this surgical incision is to pacify aggressive patients with mental disorders. Unfortunately, this procedure did not succeed with Kennedy and she later died.

What is a Tagine Dish?

A Tagine dish, sometime referred to as Tajine, got its name from the pot where the dish is being cooked. This dish originated from areas of North Africa. Morrocan Tajine dish, the most well-knowned cuisine is described as slow-cooked stews braised at low temperatures, which makes the meat tender with aromatic vegetables and sauce.

European manufacturers have manufactured tajine pots with heavy cast iron bottoms to be used over a stove and withstand the heat. This kind of pot will allow the meat and vegetable to turn brown before cooking.


What is Sulfur Hexafluoride?

What is Sulfur Hexafluoride? What's in it that brought it to the top 100 of ggole's most searched keyword? To answer these questions, here are the facts:

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is an inorganic, colorless, odorless, non-toxic and non-flammable gas.


Medical: SF6 is relatively slowly absorbed by the bloodstream, therefore it is used to provide a long-term tamponade or plug of a retinal hole in retinal detachment repair operations.

Tracer compound: Gaseous SF6 is an ongoing commonly used tracer gas for use in short-term experiments of ventilation efficiency in buildings and indoor enclosures, and for determining infiltration rates. Two major factors recommend its use: Its concentration can be measured with satisfactory accuracy at very low concentrations, and the Earth’s atmosphere has a negligible concentration of SF6.

Other uses:

Sulfur hexafluoride is also used as a reagent for creating thrust in a closed Rankine cycle propulsion system, reacting with solid lithium as used in the United States Navy’s Mark 50 torpedo.

SF6 plasma is also used in the semiconductor industry as an etchant.
The magnesium industry uses large amounts of SF6 as inert gas to fill casting forms.
Sulfur Hexafluoride is also used to pressurize the waveguide in radar systems.


Tokyo, Japan Earthquake On The News

Tokyo, Japan experienced a 6.9 earthquake magnitude around 7:00 PM tonight according to the news. The Tokyo earthquake poses no tsunami possibilty according to authorities.

Japan is one of the world's places prone to earthquake, and experts believe Tokyo has a 90 percent chance of being hit by a major quake over the next 50 years.

Derrick Thomas' Death

Derrick Thomas death is such a tragedy. He when his SUV went off the road. Thomas, who was driving, was Aspeeding and weaving through traffic.

Thomas and one of the passengers were not wearing seat belts and both were thrown from the car; the passenger was killed instantly. The second passenger, who was wearing his safety belt, walked away from the scene uninjured. Thomas was left paralyzed from the chest down. He died on February 8, 2000, in Miami, of a pulmonary embolism, a massive blood clot that developed in his paralyzed lower extremities and traveled through his venous system to his lungs.

Source: http://www.newsnidea.com/9673/derrick-thomas-death-how-did-derrick-thomas-die/

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bob Hayes

At last, Bob Hayes will be included at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, together with Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson Jr, Bruce Smith, Rod Woodson and Randall Mcdaniel, where he truly belongs. He's the man who changed the way his position was played and the way defenses in the NFL played.

Bob Hayes was known as the “Worlds Fastest Human”. He passed away in 2002 due to prostate cancer. His induction into the Pro Football Ring of Honor will be the Cowboys 11th as he joins Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Bob Lilly, Randy White, Mel Renfro, Rayfield Wright, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Tom Landry and Tex Schramm.


Lady Gaga Hermaphrodite Picture

Rumors and pictures about Lady Gaga being a hermaphrodite is fastly spreading all over the web news today. Proof of Lady Gaga being a hermaphrodite is now being confirmed as she has not yet confirmed this issue personally despite the fact that several quotes of her (according to the news) are being published.
lady gaga picture hermaphrodite

In my opinion, whether this issue is true or not, what do we care? It's her life and let us just leave her alone.

Mel Martinez Resigns?

Mel Martinez resigns? Here's a shocking question that people on politics are now asking. But is this really true? According to news Sen. Mel Martinez has decided to resign from his position on September this year.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio are now in battle to replace in Martinez in 2011 elections.

The reason for his supposed resignation is not yet clear as he has not yet confirmed the news.


cnn.com report card on Obama's Administration

cnn.com report card now encourage people of the US to cast their votes regarding Obama's administration. According to CNN, "Have the last 100 days of the Obama administration been days of change or days of frustration? Let your voice be heard. Cast your vote at CNN.com/reportcard. Then, get the results from CNN's National Report Card".


Health Care Bill page 58

Today, a long chain email on health care bill has been spreading, especially the health care bill page 58. A page-by-page analysis of the bill states that reform will end the health care system. Whatever it means, let's just see what happens to this bill.

Anyway, below is the content of page 58 of the said bill.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. Barely True: Section 163 sets out goals for electronic health records. It says one goal should be real-time confirmation of which services a person qualifies for and how much they will have to pay. That could be achieved by machine-readable beneficiary cards, according to the legislative language. But the legislation does not require the cards.

A lunar eclipse occurred on august 5 2009

A lunar eclipse has occurred early morning today, Philippine time. Originally, the schedule of lunar eclipse is August 5, 2009 American time. This rare natural phenomenon is something that everyone should witness at it does not often occur. Unfortunately, the weather here in my place is not good due to typhoon so I haven’t witness this spectacular event…


Who is Steve Bing?

Who is Steve Bing? Some of you may ask this question. Well, FYI (for your information) he's the owner of a private jet who transported the the two former North Korean captives, journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. In addition, Steve Bing also happens to be a close personal friend of former US President Bill Clinton.

At last, after five months of being captives, the two journalists are now happy being reunited with their families and friends.

Manuela Horn in Top 40 in America's Got Talent

Manuela Horn is one of the finalists in America's Got Talent. The list was released by NBC and some fans were dismayed because their bets like the 8-year-old singer Ciana, guitarist extraordinaire Tallan, and singer Kari.

Below are the Top 40 list (http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/07/30/americas-got-talent-top-40-list/)

Acrodunk, Houston, Texas (Basketball Dunking Entertainers) 
African High Flyers, Orlando, Florida (Acrobats) 
Allzma, Las Vegas, Nevada (Singers/Musicians) 
Arcadian Broad, Orlando, Florida (Dancer) 
Barbara Padilla, Houston, Texas (Opera Singer) 
Breaksk8, Kokomo, Indiana (Breakdancing Roller Skaters) 
Bri Bernstein, Las Vegas, Nevada (Singer/Musician) 
Carol Loo, Jersey City, New Jersey (Dancer) 
Charles DeWayne, La Verne, California (Singer/Musician) 
Coney Island Chris, Naugatuck, Connecticut (Slideshow) 
Dave Johnson, Renton, Washington (Acoustic Comedy) 
Drew Thomas, Orlando, Florida (Illusionist) 
Eleisha Miller, Amarillo, Texas (Singer/Pianist) 
EriAm, Seattle, Washington (Singing Group) 
Erik and Rickie, Seattle, Washington (Ballroom Dancers) 
Fab 5, Morgan, Utah (Power Tap Dancers) 
FootworKINGz, Chicago, Illinois (Dance Ensemble) 
G-Force, Amherst, Ohio (Girl Band) 
Grandma Lee, Jacksonville, Florida (Comedian) 
Hairo Torres, Grants Pass, Oregon (Breakdancer) 
Ishaara, Berkely, California (Bollywood Dance Group) 
Jeffrey Ou, Carrollton, Texas (Pianist) 
Kevin Skinner, Mayfield, Kentucky (Singer/Guitarist) 
Lawrence Beamen, Walnut Creek, California (Singer) 
Manuela Horn, Seattle, Washington (Comedic variety) 
Marcus Terrell, Kansas City, Missouri (Singer) 
Mario & Jenny, Las Vegas, Nevada (Comedy Variety Duo) 
Matt & Anthony, New York, New York (Dance/Musician Duo) 
Mia Boostrom, North Dighton, Massachusetts (Singer/Musician) 
Mosaic, Las Vegas, Nevada (A Capella Singing Group) 
Pam Martin & Viva, Garland, Texas (Dog Variety Act) 
Paradizo Dance, Brooklyn, New York (Acrobatic Dance Group) 
Pixies Mystere, Cape May, New Jersey (Dance/Contortionist Group) 
Pete Peterkin "The Rock & Roll President," Brooklyn, New York (Impersonator) 
The Platt Brothers, San Diego, California (Variety Act) 
Recycled Percussion, Goffstown, New Hampshire (Band) 
The Texas Tenors, Houston, Texas (Singing Group) 
Thia Megia, Tracy, California (Singer) 
Tony Hoard, New Castle, Indiana (Canine Flying Disc Team) 
The Voices of Glory, Highland, New York (Singers)


What are the cash for clunkers requirements?

Many are now interested to know the cash for clunkers requirements and the cash for clunkers car list as they want to avail this opportunity, too, just like the others. Without further adieu, here are the requirements:

* have been manufactured less than 25 years before the date you trade it in
* have a “new” combined city/highway fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon or less
* be in drivable condition
* be continuously insured and registered to the same owner for the full year preceding the trade-in
* The trade-in vehicle must have been manufactured not earlier than 25 years before the date of trade in and, in the case of a category 3 vehicle, must also have been manufactured not later than model year 2001
* and you also have to meet certain conditions for the car or truck you wish to buy.

Remember that some trucks or cars have different requirements.

The Cash for Clunkers program started on July 1 and will last until the end November or when funding runs out, or whichever comes first.

Corazon "Cory" Aquino is Dead

Former Philippine President Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino, the mother of Kris Aquino is now dead after suffering from colon cancer.

Cory Aquino, as what most people called her, was the successor of former Philippine dictator president Ferdinand Marcos, the late husband of Imelda Marcos, who is known worldwide for her numerous pair of shoes.