Archive | April 21st, 2012

Thousand raggae fans to watch Marley documentary

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thousand reggae fans went to a Kingston park late Thursday to watch a screening of a documentary about Bob Marley, the charismatic icon of reggae music. “Marley,” which will be released worldwide on Friday, premiered in his Caribbean homeland to high praise from Jamaicans who marveled at footage showing the late singer’s [...]

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Obama has huge financial edge over rival Romney

WASHINGTON – It has been reported that President Barack Obama’s re-election effort enjoyed a huge financial advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney last month, outraising the former Massachusetts governor by millions of dollars. A nasty primary battle between Romney and his Republican challengers for the party’s nomination took a financial toll on his presidential campaign, [...]

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Restaurant in SF closed for rude waiter

SAN FRANCISCO – It has been reported that a 100-year-old Chinese restaurant in San Francisco once known for having “the world’s rudest waiter” is slinging its last insults and barbequed pork noodle rolls. Sam Wo, a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall that typified the kind of ethnic eateries for which the city’s culinary scene was lauded before it [...]

China. Ford plans to build $760M assembly plant

SHANGHAI – Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $760 million auto assembly plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, part of a doubling of its production capacity in the world’s biggest vehicle market as it strives to catch up with rivals. The investment in the factory with joint-venture partner Changan Ford Mazda Automobile [...]

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Cowan died at 92

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – It has been reported that George Cowan, a chemist whose influence touched everything from the Manhattan Project and the hunt for evidence of the Soviet Union’s first nuclear tests to the Santa Fe Institute and the iconic Santa Fe Opera, has died at 92, friends said. Cowan died Friday at his [...]

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Birds hit vice president's plane during landing

WASHINGTON – It has been reported that birds struck Vice President Joe Biden’s plane as it was landing Thursday night at Santa Barbara Airport in California. Nobody was injured. Maj. Michelle Lai of the U.S. Air Force 89th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office says two to three birds hit the right side of Air Force [...]

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'Chimpanzee' at little kids: the 4th documentary from Disney

LOS ANGELES – Some privileged nature footage from the African rain forest is dishonored by deeply silly narration in “Chimpanzee,” which follows a particular group of chimps in the Ivory Coast’s isolated Tai Forest. This fourth documentary from the Disneynature label shares with last year’s “African Cats” the fault of talking down and sugarcoating to [...]

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