Archive for December, 2010

Eastday-China welcomes the New Year

Eighteen-year-old Li Dandan checks out two Rabbit God figurines at a souvenir shop that sells traditional Chinese handicrafts in Beijing’s Qianmen on Friday. With the Year of the Rabbit set to start on Feb 3, rabbit-shaped toys and gifts are becoming popular items at stores and markets. (1 min ago)

Politics and weather highlight north’s year

Everybody talks about the weather and politics, but this year north Queens residents had more than their share to discuss. Violent storms in March and July destroyed trees and caused flooding, but the September tornadoes that touched down in Flushing and Bayside did extraordinary damage. (30 secs ago)

Laura Vozzella: Luminaries sing a tune for Hopkins music video

The Johns Hopkins University has come out with a music video, and if you’re one of the thousands of Hopkins donors, faculty, staff and students who received it by e-mail, I hate to break it to you: That isn’t the opera-quality voice of Dr. Ben Carson , he of the “Gifted Hands.” (32 secs ago)

Lab CEO: Using models for bone marrow donors wrong

UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. was wrong to use models to recruit donors for a bone marrow registry and the lab will launch an internal investigation into the practice, the organization’s president and CEO said Tuesday. (52 secs ago)

CFL Cats chat with Burlington about stadium

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have begun negotiations with the nearby city of Burlington for a new stadium that would replace aging Ivor Wynne Stadium. That building would be one of the sports locations for the 2015 Pan Am Games, and then become the home of the Canadian Football League club. (2 mins ago)

Exercise ‘protects brain from ageing’

Regular exercise may be the best way to keep ageing brains sharp,” says The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper has reported that a new review of research has shown that even low to moderate exercise prevents the milder forms of cognitive decline in older age. (1 min ago)

Murders – and weather most foul

Charges against a former pastor, four city killings, and blizzards, floods and a tornado made major headlines in the past year. Snowmaggedon. Stabbings. (2 mins ago)

Police investigating death of Muskegon Heights teen at hotel

ROOSEVELT PARK A 15-year-old Muskegon Heights resident died early Friday morning after he allegedly shot himself in the head at the Victory Inn & Suites in Roosevelt Park, police said. (1 min ago)

Tainted desserts sicken 100, Lincolnwood bakery pulls products

A Lincolnwood bakery is voluntarily recalling its deserts after health officials linked tainted holiday treats to four recent outbreaks of foodborne illness, sickening at least 100 people. (37 secs ago)

House Sends Food Safety Bill to President

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a sweeping bill aimed at making food safer following recent contaminations in peanuts, eggs and produce, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. (2 mins ago)