The first atricle I read was a feature article and It would be an evergreen story. This story talked about how girls are more likely to get distracted while driving. Girls have a 15 percent more chance then guys. Girls fidget with the radio and their friends most, and all teenagers agree that eating in the car and having a buddy with them during the ride can also distract you. A survey taken specifically for this article proposed talking on the phone was not that dangerous. Only twenty percent of people thought it was. It was almost an annoymous vote that drunk driving and texting while driving is defiantly dangerous. I read teh article just because I will be driving soo and I am a teen girl. The headline "Teen girls take more risks, study finds" was effective because I was interestred of what their reasoning was. The next article I read was about a boy with autism who's father made him hide a digital tape recorder with him while he went to school. When I saw the headline about this I automatically thought;uh 'oh! I was willing to bet that they caught stuff on that tape that was bullying directed to the autismic boy and their was. Staff members wwere disscussing inapropriate topics with him close such as talking about a hangover that a staff member recently had. Some of teh stuff they said actually made the boy cry. The teachers and staff were fired or either transfered to a differnt school but most were transfered.
joanne your sooo intrigued with news. you always put atlease two news articles that you report on. not everyone cant be like you and thats why your name is Joanne and not briana or amber or delainy or felix or maggie or sally or of course not dan. you just try tooo hard.........making us averages look dumb.......not appreciating that so much. :)
MAD COW DISEASE
California has a new case of mad cow disease since the last one was in 2006. No one knows how this one cow contracted this disease but they know it is not from the feed. no other cow has this disease and risks are being taken. Mad cow disease is a disease also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy aka BSE is fatal to cows and can be passed on to humans through tainted beef and cause a fatal brain disease in humans. though people can drink milk from an infected cow without contacting to the disease.
Numerous countries put a ban on importing U.S beef and 80% or more went down when a previous case of mad cow disease broke out in 2006 a few years ago. China was one of those countries and still has a ban agaionst the u.s on the beef.
i think that this is a huge issue. i wonder also how the obama is going to deal with this and how romney would handle this since of what it consisted of last time there was a break out. just because one case is known now you never know if it got passed on to.
i think that this is also contricdicting the sayin and slogan "Happy cows come from california." which now everyone knows that is now proven false.
For the first couple articles that I read were all about world news on the New York Times website. These articles focused mainly about areas of the world that are high in interest right now such as Egypt, Israel, and other places in the Middle East. One of the bigger stories that I read was about Pakistan testing its nuclear missile capabilities. The missile launch was successful and landed in the Indian Ocean (although the Missile was not actually carrying a nuclear warhead). I think stories like this are big in today’s newspapers because counties’ having nuclear weapons is a big deal in today’s society.
The next set of stories that I started to read which were on the New York Times website as well were primarily about the United States. The stories talked mostly about elections and politics that are happening throughout the country. One of the stories I though was interesting was about how the U.S Marines are starting to allow women to be on the front line units which had always been primarily all male. I think this story is interesting because although it is a news story, it also has a women’s rights side to it which would peak interest in a larger audience.
For the last section of articles that I read were all editorials. Mostly all of the editorial authors wrote something that dealt with congress and how the government was being run. The editorial authors usually started off their article about what the issue was and how it is being taken care of. Next, they would write whether they though the government’s decision was having a positive or a negative outcome based on examples. Finally, if the government’s decision was positive, they suggested how they maybe could improve slightly compared to if the government’s decision was negative; the author would focus on what they are doing wrong and how it needs to be stopped/fixed.
This article is about senioritis. Even though we've written stories about this, it seems interesting. The article is about what happenes to seniors once they hit second semester of senior year. Many students have already been accepted into universities and others already have secured scholorships. The article gives tips on how to stray from senioritis by being around a friend or family member that motivates you to keep on track or by keeping the procrastination until the weekend.
The second article I read was from the NYTimes. It's about women being moved to the front line in the Marines. The moves are intended to study the way women preform in former all male units. In the Marines women serve as 15% of the force. But the Pentagon policy continues to ban women from he front line. In the next few months, General Amos said the Marine Corps plans to assign almost 40 women to 19 battalions. The six include; artillery, tank, assault amphibian, combat engineer, combat assault and low-altitude air defense. But the Marines still is keeping women from Infantry battalions.
Missouri law maker Steve Cookson is now sponsoring a bill that would prohibit students and teachers from openly talking about homosexual issues in school. The bill, titled the "Don't Say Gay" bill, would not allow these disscusions in school instruction, material, or extra curricular activities. The bill is made to "protect the moral values that are most important to missouri families." Cookson also hopes that the bill will help kids focus more on core educational values not disscusions that should take place at home.
One flaw in the bill that is bringing controversey is, should this not apply in health classes?
This bill won't go down without a fight and the controvertial topic is already bringing attention from around the country.
I just wonder why law makers keep coming up with these bills that are going to cause more problems than they will solve. Dealing with sensitive topics, such as sexuality, is never going to be easy; so why not leave it alone?
I read a feature story about a phone that HTC and Facebook are collaborating to create. The idea was first heard of in 2010, but after an interview with Facebook co-creator Mark Zukerberg the rumor died as he said that Facebook's intention wasnt to compete with any other big hardware companies. But now as of today (April 25th) Zukerberg and HTC are developing a custom made Android smartphone that would be available by fall of 2010, they hope.
Facebook had collaborated with HTC and INQ previously and had the site integrated within the device, but Zuckerberg wants to top that. The article also said that the custom phone would be centered around the Android OS and instead of having Google services as the main browser, they decided a Facebook Phone would be fine to stand on its own. Even though the set date to have this phone on the market is in Fall of this year, HTC says, "Even that dates look optimistic," and it would probably be a good idea to not start saving uop for this phone quite yet, since the track record hasn't been completely solid.
Madeleine McCan was a four year old girl that went missing on her families vacation to Portugal in 2007. She was at the familes holiday apartment while her parents were out dining. Before her parents had returned, she was gone. Many actions were taken place to try to find the missing girl, but none of them worked. The case was closed in 2008. Recently, people have seen many apparent "sightings" of the girl around the world. I think this is very sad, because more than likely the girl will always remain missing, or she's already dead. There's no reason to get her families hopes up that their little one could still be alive.
The second article I read was about how Burger King has agreed to use cage-free hens. They will also use pigs not kept and bred in small cages. They're planning on being more humane with the animals used in their productions. Cage-free eggs are a lot less expensive, but cage-free eggs only make up about 5% of the marke. I think all fast food resteraunts/all resteraunts should take as many steps as possible to use animals in production that haven't been imprisoned in a cage their whole lives. They were bred to be eaten, but even so, they don't deserve to be tortured.
In Spain tens of thousands of babies have been stole from their brith parents since the 1950s. They have reasons to believe that one of the people behind this is a nun named sister Maria Gomez. She has been stealing babies from their families and illegally setting them up for adoption to make a profit towards her church. This was no ardanary adoption either, people who wanted a child were givin the choice of a girl or boy and was made to pay for them for the rest of their life. It was a scandal. Two boys, now fully grown, got extreamly mad when their father on his death bed told them they were illegally adopted. The two men traced their fathers payments and found the sister. One said he was so mad he wanted to strangle her, and the other said he felt like he was sold like a chicken.
A few familes have been reunited but many are still missing their children. Police suspect their are other nuns that belong to other churches that are doing the same crime.
I find it odd that nuns would resort to such a 'sinful' act to get money for their church, it's hipacritical. I don't know why they can't just have fund raisers. Stealing babies is out of the question for anyone, but easically nuns since they live for God.
I read an really interesting article called 'Philadelphia man finds self on missing children's website'.
It was basically about this 35-year-old software salesman, Steve Carter and how experienced a yearlong story of self-discovery when he was browsing online and came across a missing children's website. After clicking through the pages, he found himself, to his astonishment.
He found out that he was adopted at age 4. When he grew up, got married and thought about having children, he got curious about his own roots.
It was interesting to read, because it's kind of hard to believe to find out someone's whole lifestory by browsing online and by accident.
The first article I read was about rape victims in haiti seeking justice. It was pretty sad because one of the girls was rapped in her sleep and got pregnant. After the earthquake there was no security, homes, food, work, then more crime happened...and rape was one of them. They can't find justice. They aren't suppose to be afriad they have been victimized. The people are going to keep fighting for justice.
Sleep Affects Genes' Influence on Weight: Study
I read this article, and it says that if you sleep more, it contributes to you losing weight. If you stay awake it lowers your leptin levels. These leptin levels are there to help you feel full after you eat. And when you don't get enough to eat these slow down causing you to not feel full. I feel as if this doesn't really affect me at all because i don't eat a lot, yet i don't get much sleep and i become full really fast. But the studies sound legit. They took healthy men and did studies and in another article they even took hundreds of identicle twins and did the studies.
Let's get some discussion going!