Just as he had predicted, as soon as the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put on his special Anti-Zionist glasses, Israel disappeared.
Propelled by success, Sweetland attacked the rest of the season like a hungry dog after a bone, but paid the price physically and mentally. So far this season she's raced in one World Cup event, finishing fifth in Tongyeong, South Korea. Now she is anxious to race again in Vancouver at the World Championships. Sweetland needs a top-eight finish in the June 8 world championship race to punch her title to Beijing.
Ford says it plans to sell F-Series trucks "at employee-discount prices this month," according to Bloomberg, but that's too late to help Ford return to profitability this year.Declining pickup sales contributed to Ford's announcement last month that it would abandon a target of returning to profit by next year. The company had combined losses of $15.3 billion in 2006 and 2007, mostly because of its North American unit.
The automaker is slashing North American production for the rest of 2008 in response to the lower truck sales.
GM, the largest U.S. automaker, said that it will close four truck plants, build more small cars, and may drop its Hummer brand of large sport-utility vehicles. The company's May sales fell 28 percent, including a 37 percent plunge for pickups, SUVs and vans.
In March, simultaneous installations in two Chelsea galleries – one called The Assassination of Barack Obama, the other The Assassination of Hillary Clinton – were canceled “due to extreme legal pressures.” This morning the artist, Yazmany Arboleda, again attempted to hang his work in an empty storefront across from the New York Times building and got as far as putting up the name of the exhibit in the window before the NYPD, Secret Service, and – who would have guessed – the major media rushed to the scene.The Secret Service ordered the show's title in the window papered over to protect the politicians. And Arboleda was detained and finally released, albeit outraged at the crackdown:
"Just when I was about to change that and wreck my life, the cops came and saved me! I was saved by the bell, by the guys in the Seventh Precinct."
His children honored his request. Part of his remains was buried in a Pringles can - along with a regular urn containing the rest - in his grave at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Springfield Township.
Fredric J Baur, died on 4 May at the age of 89.