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Salmonella outbreak sickens over one thousand in United States

Thursday, July 10, 2008 Over 1000 cases of illness have now been identified in a foodborne salmonellosis outbreak that began in mid-April 2008 in the United States. As of July 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 1013 confirmed infections throughout the United States, along with four cases in Canada. 203 hospitalizations have been linked to the outbreak. It has caused at least one death, and

American film director John Hughes dies at age 59

Thursday, August 6, 2009 American film director John Hughes, noted for such movies as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, died Thursday due to a heart attack. A statement, released by his representative, said that he experienced the heart attack while on a morning stroll in Manhattan, New York. Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Michigan. He started his career as an advertising copywriter in

Celebrities contribute to Katrina relief

Published:Wednesday, September 7, 2005Updated:Saturday, September 10, 2005 (Travolta, Preston, Moore, Stones, Three Doors Down, Johnson, Smith) After Hurricane Katrina passed across the United States, various artists and media stars have leapt at a call to action. John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston flew his private plane to deliver a load of supplies and tetanus vaccine to Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Part of a Scientology project which has been using

The Cost Of Not Doing Home Maintenance: Cleaning Your Refrigerator

More On This Topic: A Plan By Vincent Platania I still remember the old monster of a Norge refrigerator that hummed away in my grandmother’s kitchen. It was easily 20 years old when I was born – and when we moved ten years later, it was still going strong. Long after friends’ parents had replaced their refrigerators – some of them even twice – Nana’s Norge was freezing foods solid

Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore

Monday, November 5, 2007 In the 1980’s and the 1990’s there were multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children or non-consenting adults in the context of Satanic rituals that has come to be known as The Satanic Panic. In the United States, the Kern County child abuse cases, McMartin preschool trial and the West Memphis 3 cases garnered worldwide media coverage. One case took place in Jordan, Minnesota, when children

Wikinews Shorts: March 15, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, March 15, 2007. Contents 1 Potter #7 to break Potter #6’s record 2 Harry Potter to appear on French stamps 3 Wal-Mart’s package reduction strategy results 4 TV show about a card game to launch in Canada 5 Wind tunnel free-fall record set 12 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be printed by American publisher Scholastic, a record setting

New Ghanaian currency introduced

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 New currency notes are being introduced in Ghana today. The new currency, to be called the Ghanaian cedi, replaces the previous cedi which has been in circulation since 17 February, 1967. The Ghanaian cedi will be exchanged at 10,000 old cedis to one new Ghanaian cedi. The exchange rate against the U.S. dollar starts at GH¢0.92 to one U.S. dollar. The new ISO code for the

News services and web companies increase Farsi services in light of Iranian political situation

Friday, June 19, 2009 Several organizations have increased their Farsi services in the wake of the events surrounding the recent presidential election. Google has added Farsi-to-English translation as one of its translation options to its Google Translate service. Similarly, Facebook has launched a Farsi version of its web site. The BBC has increased the number of broadcasting satellites that it uses for its Farsi news channel, BBC Persian Television. Google’s