You can start by explaining how many bags of groceries an expensive toy is worth.
If it rains as predicted, her chances for 5 golds could be hurt by a dangerous "injected" ski course.
Paving the way for a Led Zeppelin tribute show, a CPCC professor who specializes in rock music will discuss the band in a free program Feb. 17.
John Harding, professor of history of rock at the college, will host the audio-visual presentation at Kashmir Lounge uptown. His program will include a trivia contest whose winner will receive a pair of free tickets to the Get the Led Out show Feb. 21 at the Belk Theater.
The Feb. 17 program is restricted to age 21 and over. Everyone who attends will get a coupon for a discounted ticket to Get the Led Out.
The U.S. jobless rate posts a surprise decline, but the signs aren't all positive.
For Laura Silsby, abduction charges in Haiti are just the latest in a series of legal woes.
Danish special forces intervene to save a cargo ship in the middle of a pirate attack.
The wife of Mark Sanford opens up to Barbara Walters about her husband's infidelity.
A 14-year-old who lied about his age to get into the service gets a long-overdue acknowledgment.
A former New York City counterterrorism detective who says he was unfairly fired as a result of a failed drug test he blamed on his wife's marijuana-spiked meatballs has lost a court bid to get his job back.Full Story
But with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai just three months away, city officials have launched a public etiquette clampdown targeting the unseemly practice.
The South China Morning Post reports that the city's Qiba neigborhood "has mobilized neighborhood committee officials and volunteers since July to talk people out of the habit of wearing pajamas in public."
The article also consults Chinese sociologist Zhang Jiehai, who says pajama-wearing in public began "as a matter of practicality because people lived in cramped conditions with no clear line between public space and private place."
*****Although not the biggest fans of pajamas in the first place, this smacks of being a little instability mentally on the part of the would be no-pajama wearers for seeking to ban others from doing so.
Richard Shelby (reptile-Al) has put an extraordinary "blanket hold" on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the senate, according to multiple reports this evening. The hold means no nominations can move forward unless senate Democrats can secure a 60-member cloture vote to break it, or until Shelby lifts the hold.
... according to the reports, Shelby is holding Obama's nominees hostage until a pair of lucrative programs that would send billions in taxpayer dollars to his home state get back on track. - TPM
Democrats are accusing repugicans of threatening national security by blocking votes on nominees to be the top intelligence officers at the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security as well as the number three civilian at the Pentagon. - The Note
“We’ve got a huge backlog of folks who are unanimously viewed as well qualified — nobody has a specific objection to them — but end up having a hold on them because of some completely unrelated piece of business,” said President Obama on Wednesday. “that’s an example … of the kind of stuff that Americans just don’t understand.” - Think Progress