Saturday, November 7, 2009


*We begin tonight by reporting that The Free Choice E-zine waited until the last possible moment in case there were any developments on our lead story, and at this time we can report that the House of Representatives has decided upon a Health Care Reform Bill. Now their version of the measure will be compared/contrasted to the Senate edition so that one unified document can be put before President Obama for consideration.
*The investigation into the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, Texas continues; and our sympathies go out to the families and friends of those who have either lost loved ones or are waiting for them to recover from wounds received during the incident.
*Stanley Tools has entered into an agreement to buy rival Black And Decker. If the sale is approved, this would make the combined entity the largest tool manufacturer at least within the United States.
*Although we are still weeks away from Thanksgiving itself, many retailers are already starting early Christmas sales events in hopes of stirring up customer interests.
*November 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
*Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans' Day.
*November 10 marks the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street.
*In England, the BBC has kicked off a celebration for the 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit, although their first film (A Grand Day Out) did not air until December 25, 1989.
*Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin have been announced as the joint hosts for the 2010 Oscar Awards ceremony.
*The American League New York Yankees have won their 27th World Series, beating the National League Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2.
*Michael Jordan's son Marcus stuck to his family ties and wore a pair of Air Jordan sneakers while playing for the University of Central Florida's college basketball team, costing the university a premature end to their contract with Adias.

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