NEWS ITEM: Obama digging in and actually ACCOMPLISHING major initiates:
The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of
intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, saying it would cost jobs in the midst of a recession.
NEWS ITEM: On another note, this is a "Must" read:
NEWS ITEM: NBA to TAIWAN: Lost in the shuffle of the busy news week leading into the NBA Draft, the league announced it would play an exhibition game in Chinese Taipei. Here is a follow-up story on the ticket sales for the match-up between the Nuggets and Pacers.. certainly a great rivalry back in the days of the ABA.
TAIPEI – Tickets for the first National Basketball Association game to be played in Taiwan, set for October 8, have sold out in just a few days, according to event promoter NBA Asia.
Fans eager to see the preseason exhibition between the Taipei is the seventh Asian city to host an NBA game, after match-ups in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Macau, Tokyo and Yokohama.and the snapped up the tickets, which cost from 800 to 7,500 Taiwan dollars (25-235 US), from Monday to Thursday, the NBA's Taipei office said.
The preseason game at the 12,874-seat Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz will meet in London on October 6. Utah will face Real Madrid in Madrid on October 8. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns will meet on October 18 in Monterrey, Mexico.is the fourth scheduled by the NBA outside the league's home US and Canadian cities. The
The NBA to date has staged 93 games outside the US and Canada in 16 countries or territories.
NEWS ITEM: Go Mel!
NEWS ITEM: Also, nearly lost in the shuffle was this gem in the Las Vegas Sun:
VEGAS and the NCAA: