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Month: October 2007

Jindal is a First in the United States

Jindal is a First in the United States

Louisiana held election this week. It has become the first state to elect an Indian American Governor. He’s also the first non-White Governor in Louisiana since Reconstruction. His name is Piyushnaba “Bobby” Jindal. Jindal was born in the US, but his parents were from India. He’s the youngest Governor in the US right now at 36.He was a member of US House of Representatives. He ran for Governor in Louisiana in 2004. However, he lost to Kathleen Blanco. Blanco, a…

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Glass Ceiling Shattered in Space

Glass Ceiling Shattered in Space

It’s been 33 years since the first female astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova, went into space. Since then females have moved up the ladder to bigger roles in space programs. Peggy Whitson of the United States has became the first woman to take charge at the International Space Station. She is commander of the 16th mission and will oversee the next phase of construction. Whitson comes from a farming family. She was born in 1960 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. She’s got a…

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Genarlow Wilson Gets to go Home

Genarlow Wilson Gets to go Home

In case you haven’t been following this case, Genarlow Wilson has been in jail for having consensual oral sex with his girlfriend. He was 17 and she was 15. His girlfriend didn’t turn him in. It was all captured on videotape and used against him. He was given the stiffest sentence possible…10 years in jail. Since he was found guilty, Georgia rewrote the law. However, Wilson still sat in jail. He’s been there over two years while his appeals went…

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Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to Southern California

Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to Southern California

I’d like to send my thoughts and prayers out to everyone who is affected by the horrible fires raging in Southern California. May you, your family, and friends be safe. I’d also like to give special thanks to all the firefighters and emergency personnel who are working round the clock to put out the fires and to help people get their lives back together.

The Rockies Go to the Big Show!

The Rockies Go to the Big Show!

For the first time in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies are going to the World Series. They beat the Phillies in 3 straight, then they beat the Diamondbacks in 4 straight. In all they’ve won 21 out of 22 games to get themselves to the World Series. Can you say “Cinderalla Story”?