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Front Page: Man Who Killed Pastor Will Face Charges

  • A man suspected of shooting a pastor to death yesterday during mass will be charged by authorities soon. Police say the pastor first deflected bullets with a Bible. — MSNBC
  • President Obama plans to lift President Bush's ban on stem cell research today, pledging to take politics out of science. — Reuters
  • Economist Paul Krugman says the Obama Administration's economic policies are already falling behind the curve. — New York Times
  • North Korea has promised retaliation if its satellite launch is blocked by South Korea and the US. — Voice of America
  • Joseph Fritzl, the Austrian father who imprisoned his daughter in the basement for 24 years, plans on writing a memoir. His trial begins next week. — The Times of London
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Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Honeycreep that is the first I heard of this guy. What moron made this guy a food critic?
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Michelann, if you are growing an organ, and can use skin cells from the patient, you eliminate the chance of rejection, and those life long drugs that are necessary to prevent rejection are unnecessary.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Jazz, that's an interesting article, but I wonder if the headline is really accurate. Even if there is another way to get cells that will function similarly, it sounds as if the process of altering those skin cells is involved, somewhat complicated, and possibly pretty expensive. If the cost and time consumption is significantly higher, it seems like most researchers will still want to go the embryonic stem cell route. Obviously I'm not a biologist, so I'm just musing, but I'd like to hear an opinion about that from somebody who understands it better.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
I think it is pertinent to note that "Human Embryos (are) No Longer Needed for Stem Cells" "Two teams of researchers from the UK and Canada have discovered a new way of obtaining stem cells from nothing more than regular skin cells, and a few genes, which they manipulate so as to trigger the desired change in the cells. After the process, the obtained structural units behave exactly like embryonic stem ones, which means that they can be turned into any type of tissue geneticists want. This breakthrough may be the key to advancing stem cell research further, as most critics to this genetic method are against it because it obtains its cells from viable human embryos...."
stephley stephley 8 years
It would be Genesis, if anyone could afford to get sick.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Wow I thought the stem cell ban being lifted would be a bigger story.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Illinois is one of two states that doesn't have concealed carry. That situation is so sad but it could have been far worse.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years carried away :)
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I was only joking, geesh. I really don't go to church, but that is not why.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
Talk about your bad day for news. "As a person of faith" ...wonder which faith Obama means... And from what I've seen, the stem cells from adults are much more affective than embryos. I'm really against this step. "That's why I don't go to church. Its a very dangerous place." --Roarman, walking down the street can be dangerous if there's a mentally ill person walking the same street. I won't stop working at a bank because there's a chance some freak will try an armed robbery, and I refuse to stop going to church because of the slim chance someone might try to hurt me for it. I would be willingly giving up my freedom and replacing it with irrational fear.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
The story about the pastor really is horrific. That poor man, and all the people at the service! I can only imagine how terrified all those people (and their children!) must still be. I am glad that Obama is re-opening the door to allow for more funding for stem cell research. I think the potential benefits could be huge.
honeycreepshow honeycreepshow 8 years
I'm not surprised Fritzl is writing a book. It will probably make loads of money if it gets published. Reminds me of Issei Sagawa, a Japanese man who killed and cannibalized a Dutch woman. He didn't go to prison - he went to a mental institution for 15 months, he was free to leave whenever he wished. After he left he became somewhat of a celebrity in Japan, he wrote a few books I think and, here's the really sick part, he's now a noted FOOD CRITIC.
em1282 em1282 8 years
The story about the pastor is really, really sad. I can't even imagine how horrifying that must have been. ""When it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values," he said. "As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering. I believe we have been given the capacity and will to pursue this research -- and the humanity and conscience to do so responsibly."" Loving this statement from Obama.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
So sad about that pastor. I feel for his congregation. I can't believe Fritzl is writing his memoirs. My stomach turns at the thought of that.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
"“Our belief and expectation is that we will get all the pillars in place for recovery this year,” the president declared — a belief and expectation that isn’t backed by any data or model I’m aware of. To be sure, leaders are supposed to sound calm and in control. But in the face of the dismal data, this remark sounded out of touch. " "Republicans are now firmly committed to the view that we should do nothing to respond to the economic crisis, except cut taxes — which they always want to do regardless of circumstances. If Mr. Obama comes back for a second round of stimulus, they’ll respond not by being helpful, but by claiming that his policies have failed." Great paragraphs. Obama is already out of touch, after being "in touch" with the common man while trying to get elected, and after promising that his "stimulus bill" will do the job, he has to come back and ask for more money. Doesn't that pretty much say his first bill failed to do the job he said it would do? I know that he can spin this and say it was Bush's fault, but how many "woopsies" should we give a man before saying he shouldn't be working on an unlimited budget?
Roarman Roarman 8 years
That's why I don't go to church. Its a very dangerous place. I can't believe that Austrian man is going to write a book. Sick! I hope no publisher will take it, but if they think they can make money from it Im sure they will. I am glad Obama is removing that ban. Government should not get in the way of science. I think it should be up to the woman who donated those embryos to decide what is done with them.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
What A Sad state of affairs. *how terrible for him to be murdered, and in front of his congregation, thank goodness that they all have eachother and their faith to see them through *Yep Obama, Yer winning the people over that didnt vote for you allright, and overturning the ban is a good start......And i dont care if they were going to be destroyed anyway....
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