Friday, November 9, 2007

Morning Blog News Update: Friday Edition

Good morning. It's another day at Mistletoe! I'll be there most of the day, except for when I am at the paper scanning and coloring the cartoons for the weekend. Come by and see me -- and poke me. I probably will be asleep.

It'll a nice day to go to Mistletoe. Today will be mostly cloudy with a puny 10% of rain. The high will be 65. Rain chances go up a to 30% at the beginning of the week.

Speaker's race
Billy McCoy is facing a strong challenge from Rep. Jeff Smith for the Speaker's job. The Speaker of the House is one of the most powerful (and in the past has been the most powerful) job in the state. It's also not a statewide office -- it's voted on by the members of the House. McCoy has released a list and is claiming to have the needed 62 votes. I almost feel bad for the Legislators. Almost. If they are publicly linked to one person and the other one wins, they can expect to have as much power as one of the mice that runs the corridors at night.

You have to be kidding me...
FEMA has barred its staff from entering stored FEMA trailers over concern over toxic fumes -- but this order does not apply to the trailers still being used by Katrina survivors. "It's common knowledge that formaldehyde emission levels rise when they are closed in the heat and humidity without any ventilation," agency spokeswoman Mary Margaret Walker said. I think I will file this under IRONIC and DISGUSTING.

One of last two Titanic survivors dies at 96
Barbara West Dainton has died in England at age 96. Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean of Southampton, England, a tw0-month-old baby at the time of sinking, is now the disaster's only remaining survivor, according to the Titanic Historical Society. But what about Kate Winslet?

"The economy will get worse before it gets better"
These chilling words were uttered by the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. His message that got a chilly reception from both Wall Street and politicians.

$5 gas in Gorda, California
Just thought this would make you feel better about $3 here.

Former Pakistani President under house arrest
Pakistani police placed the former Pakistani President and now oppostition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest. Barbed-wire has been placed around her home. Although President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has claimed his crackdown is against Islamic militants, moderates are the ones getting arrested. Bhutto's party said its 5,000 arrested supporters were picked up in the last three days across the eastern province of Punjab. Pakistan has received $10 billion in aid to fight terrorists since 9/11.

The excitement builds
Tickets are hard to come by. Excitement is in the air. Mississippi State vs. Alabama is shaping up to be one of the biggest local games in years. Scott Field is a pre-game sellout for the first time since the 1999 Egg Bowl and the first time since the stadium was expanded.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Always remind yourself... no matter how expensive gas is here, it's always a dollar more in California.

When I moved here, I liked to shock people by saying that gas was 2.75 when I left. Now that's not a bad price here.