Tuesday, July 1, 2008

News Roundup 7/1/08

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Talk About Setbacks:

The rebuilding at the World Trade Center site will take longer and cost more than previously projected, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to release a detailed report on delays and cost overruns on construction. The Trade Center won't be completed until the middle of next decade, and will likely cost around $3 billion more than planned.

Not Another Copy Cat Murder:

The Army's criminal investigation unit has joined forces with Fayetteville police to catch the killer of a pregnant Fort Bragg soldier, CNN reports. Army Spc. Megan Touma was found dead in the bath tub of a motel bathroom, authorities said Monday. Although they have yet to determine Touma's cause of death, authorities already have a "person of interest" in the case: a soldier assigned to the Fort Bragg-based U.S. Army Special Operations Command. In a striking turn of events, a letter was sent to a local news paper purportedly from the killer which included a similar symbol used by the infamous Zodiac Killer. A similar symbol was left on a mirror in Touma's motel room. Authorities believe this letter was an attempt to mislead investigators.

Clark: Obama played no role in McCain comments:

Wesley Clark, a retired Army General said Senator Obama had no part in comments he made about Presidential hopeful John McCain's qualifications to be president, the Associated Press reports. The controversy began on CBS "Face the Nation" when Clark said McCain's military service was not the same as executive experience. "I'm very sorry this has distracted from the message of patriotism that Sen. Obama wants to put out, but I want to make very clear that as a Democrat and a former Army officer, I fully respect Sen. McCain and all others who've served, especially on this Fourth of July," Clark said Tuesday on an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America".

Bill Gates says Goodbye to Microsoft:

Microsoft wizard Bill Gates said a tearful goodbye to Microsoft, to concentrate on philanthropy his work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Reuters reports. Gates plans to stay on as chairman, and help out on some projects. "My life's work really is about software and working with incredible people," Gates said tearfully. One thing is for sure: there's no denying the impact his work has had on the IT world and the world for that matter.

Now to Roundup Up the Roundup:

Blond Bombshell (I guess) Pamela Anderson lashed out against Jessica Simpson in a recent interview in Australia. Simpson was criticized by Anderson, an avid vegetarian, for wearing a "Real Girls Eat Meat" shirt. "I think she is a bitch and a whore, I don't know if she was talking about food or men," Anderson said in a radio interview in Australia. Bitch? Whore? Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black Pam.

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