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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Star Jones out, Rosie O Donnel in! The "View" has a new look.
Source: YahooNews


Star Jones Reynolds Leaving 'The View'

Don't expect any smackdown between Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones Reynolds on "The View." Reynolds said Tuesday she was leaving the show.

She told People magazine, "I feel like I was fired."

Rumors that she was leaving have intensified since the April announcement that Rosie O'Donnell would be replacing Meredith Vieira on "The View" in the fall.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

A desperate housewife marries.


Marcia Cross Reportedly Marries
The Associated PressSunday,
LOS ANGELES -- Marcia Cross and stockbrocker Tom Mahoney have tied the knot, according to published reports.
The "Desperate Housewives" star and Mahoney
were married Saturday in San Gabriel, Calif.

Actress Marcia Cross poses before speaking at the 13th annual Revlon Run/Walk fundraising event for breast and ovarian cancer research in Los Angeles in this
May 13, 2006 file photo. Cross and stockbrocker Tom Mahoney have tied the knot,
according to published reports. The "Desperate Housewives" star and Mahoney were
married on Saturday, June 24, 2006, in San Gabriel, Calif.

About 200 guests attended the wedding at the Church of Our Savior Episcopal Parish, People magazine reported.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

A disgusting story unveiled. Clergyman repeatedly raped a girl in his church.

Pastor charged with raping, impregnating a girl in his church. Source: boston.com
HARTFORD, Conn. --A city pastor charged with raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl appeared briefly Friday in Hartford Superior Court, where he was ordered held on $750,000 bond.
Modesto Reyes, 52, is scheduled to be arraigned July 11 on 12 charges, according to court records.
He is charged with four counts each of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Reyes is accused of raping the girl several times inside the Inglesia De Dios Cristo Te Llama church, where he is the pastor, police said.
The girl, who is now 12, contacted police in May about the alleged assaults. She gave birth two days later, and DNA testing was conducted as "proof positive that he did father this child," Hartford police spokeswoman Nancy Mulroy said.
Mulroy said that detectives want to talk with other young women who, according to witnesses, spent time at the church with Reyes at odd hours.

Where did all the Katrin money go? Remeber hearing about people spending these money in hooters and drinking those drinks upto $500. Now the government has set up a team to investigate this crisis.

Source: sunherald.com

With up to $4 billion heading to Coast homeowners for Hurricane Katrina
reconstruction, con artists can't be far behind.
A $1.9 million federal grant
will fund a Hurricane Katrina Fraud Prevention and Detection Unit with offices
in Biloxi and Hattiesburg for the next two years, state Auditor Phil Bryant said
at a news conference Friday.
Another $3 million is available for three years
thereafter, but Bryant, under whose office the unit will operate, hopes it won't
be needed.
"The sole purpose of this unit will be to respond to the fraud
that will surely occur as billions of dollars of taxpayers' money will be
introduced into the homeowners' market here on the Gulf Coast," Bryant said.
"From the point where the tax dollars enter the system, until they are paid to
the builder, we will be there to assure protection for the
citizens."

Friday, June 23, 2006

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is Missed by Some
Al Qaeda No. 2 mourns 'hero' al-Zarqawi
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, said in a videotape aired Friday that he grieves over the death of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A U.S. airstrike in June killed the brutal terrorist, who conducted a campaign of insurgency bombings, beheadings and killings of American and Iraqi civilians
Read more.
A Secret Counter-Terrorism Achieved a Huge Success

Under a secret Bush administration program initiated weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, counterterrorism officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database and examined banking transactions involving thousands of Americans and others in the United States, according to government and industry officials.

Data provided by the program helped identify Uzair Paracha, a Brooklyn man who was convicted on terrorism-related charges in 2005, officials said.
The program is limited, government officials say, to tracing transactions of people suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda by reviewing records from the nerve center of the global banking industry, a Belgian cooperative that routes about $6 trillion daily between banks, brokerages, stock exchanges and other institutions. The records mostly involve wire transfers and other methods of moving money overseas and into and out of the United States. Most routine financial transactions confined to this country are not in the database.


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