*Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in Saturday as the 111th Supreme Court justice in the nation's history as well as the first Hispanic judge.
*A Wisconsin man met his match when 4 women he was sleeping with, including his wife, lured him to a motel where they tied him up and glued certain body parts together. Word has it that as soon as they face the criminal charges against him, that they will guest on The View.
*Firefox turned 1 billion last week, when it reached its 1 billionth download.
*Radio Shack has announced their popular electronics chain will now be known as "The Shack."
*John Hughes, the director and writer of many of the movies that helped define the 80s such as The Breakfast Club, Home Alone and Ferris Bueller's Day Off died last week of a heart attack.
*Plans have been proposed for a Lake Geneva memorial for Gary Gygax, creator of the game Dungeons and Dragons.
*Harry Patch was laid to rest on Thursday. At 111, he was Europe's oldest man and Britain's last survivor of the trenches of World War I. Only 1 Englishman survives from the Great War, a 108 year old sailor. Patch, who fought in many of the battles as a gunner, including a battle where he was wounded when a shell burst above him and the medic had to remove shrapnel from his groin WITHOUT anesthesia while 4 buddies pinned down his limbs, was a vocal advocate of peace in his later years and often gave speeches as one of the dwindling band of WWI vets in Britain.
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*The Taco Bell chihuahua passed away at age 15.
*Parents were banned from attending their children’s sports day this week in East Bedfordshire because ‘it would be impossible to guard against pedophiles’. A spokesman said: “All unsupervised adults must be kept away from children.”
*Chicago's Sears Tower was formally renamed the Willis Tower last week despite the angst of Chicagoans everywhere.
*Facebook is under fire from the Canadian government for legal issues regarding its usage of user personal information in ragards to closed accounts and third-party games and quizzes.
*NASA has unveiled newly refurbished footage of the first moon landing 40 years ago this 20th, digitally restored with the help of the same film company that restored the movie Casablanca.
*NASA was also excited to find and photograph the sites of each of the lunar landings, each lander a small visible dot in the images. NASA is hoping their lunar reconaissance proble will be able to provide closer photos on its next orbit.
*The Apollo 11 astronauts held a banquet last weekend to celebrate their lunar landing's anniversary, in which Neil Armstrong delivered a challenge that focus should be placed on landing a man on Mars.
And that's the news. Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
I just found out a really great person died. I'd been pretty close to her for a while, but we had some pretty severe disagreements and the last time we spoke was in negativity.
Now I'll never have the chance to tell her I'm sorry or make things right.
Don't let this happen to you. Grudges are silly and petty and terrible things to just let go unresolved.
Because one day, you may never get a chance to.
*Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins as they wrap up an amazing season by bring home Lord Stanley's Cup!
*Real Madrid will pay a record $131 million to Manchester United for the right to negotiate a deal for football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, David Beckham sits at home and weeps his way into obscurity.
*Congress approved another $106 billion towards the war in Iraq while the Senate passed legislation to put tobacco under FDA regulation.
*Friday was the last day before television switched from broadcast to digital. Make sure you're up to date or you can't watch your stories!
*Rapper Kanye West gave a free concert for Chicago public school students this week. Tickets were awarded to high schoolers who improved their grades, attendance and overall performance.
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