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December 8 2010 Current Events Newsletter


Dec. 8, 2010 – “Wikileaks and the U.S. Espionage and Sedition Acts” Julian Assange has been apprehended and denied bail. In the midst of this, the continued release of sensitive documents identifying locations vital to the U.S. national security has again compromised their safety. Should he be prosecuted under these U.S. Acts?

WORLD EVENTS: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks may resume through American officials; China announces it’s version of Nobel Peace Prize, “Confucius Peace Prize; Elizabeth Edwards (1949-2010), political activist and author, loses 6-year Cancer battle

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Proctor & Gamble, makers of Tide laundry detergent, launches new dry cleaners in Mason, Ohio. Franchise opportunities are available for anyone through Agile Pursuits, Incorporated for the newest dry cleaning facilities across the US, Tide Dry Cleaners.

POLITICAL INTERESTS: A prominent lobbyist from Albany, NY, Patricia Lynch and Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo have reached a settlement agreement for a fine of $500K, and a 5-year ban of Ms. Lynch appearing before the NY state comptroller’s office.

PERSONALITIES: Author, and iconic actress of stage and screen, Lauren Bacall – born Betty Joan Perske, September 16, 1924. Only child of William Perske and Natalie Weinstein-Bacal. Married to Humphrey Bogart 1945-1957; Jason Robards 1961-1969. Mother of three children: Stephen Bogart, Leslie Bogart and Sam Robards. Received 14 major film awards from 1970 – 2009. At age 86, she is still working and making cameo appearances in film and on Broadway.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Portia de Rossi declines invitation to appear on next season’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: Prime benefits of drinking milk include increasing protein intake, reduction of sugar intake, and less fat absorption from other foods.

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