Saturday, October 24, 2009


*Today concludes National Volunteer Week, whereupon people were encouraged to give of themselves to help others. But hopefully this a trend that will continue all year round.
*President Obama has declared the H1N1/Swine Flu situation a national emergency so that health officials can have the authority to act more quickly outside their traditional arenas (medical offices/hospitals) to help spread the vaccine and curtail a possible outbreak sooner.
*A massive Interstate drug bust was carried out earlier this week resulting in over 300 arrests.
*Before its official debut, software pirates beat Microsoft's street date on launching Windows 7 in China.
*Comedian and famed children's host Soupy Sales passed away earlier this week at the age of 83.
And in Sports, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies are waiting to see who their American League opponent will be in the 2009 World Series, for Game 6 of the playoff series between the Angels and Yankees was rained out in New York. The Yankees lead the best of seven series 3-2 and whichever American League team wins will have home field advantage during the World Series because of the AL's win in the 2009 All-Star Game.

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