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Front Page: Travelers and Shoppers Face Subzero Temps Around US

  • Subzero temperatures have hit the Midwest with high winds driving the windchill to 25 degrees below zero. Around the entire US, record snow and cold temperatures are being recorded. — AP
  • Toyota has projected its first loss in 70 years, the first since the Japanese car company began such reports. — San Francisco Chronicle
  • Muntadar al-Zaidi, the journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush, will stand trial on Dec. 31. He faces a prison term of five to 15 years for aggression against a head of state. — BBC News
  • Rahm Emanuel only had one "courtesy" phone conversation with Gov. Blagojevich, according to sources familiar with the Obama team's yet-to-be released report. Most of the conversation involved Rahm's House of Representative's seat, with only a passing reference to Obama's Senate seat. — ABC News

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bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Sorry to hear that javsmav, however, this winter is mild so far.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
This is my first Chicago winter. I am NOT loving it.
kia kia 8 years
We had record lows near Denver over a week ago... at zero with -20 wind chill, but we got by just fine. My concern is for those without the power in the midwest right now. My in-laws all got affected in Indiana but were lucky enough to cozy up under their covers before power came back on. My father-in-law still doesn't have it on and refuses to go anywhere because he is doing all he can with a generator to make sure the pipes don't freeze. It is funny to think I was in Miami at this time last year.
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
I'm in Chicago as well... wow, we're troopers. I lived in Miami for 10 years before I moved to Chicago (I've been here for 6 years) and I have to say that even in sub-zero weather, I prefer it really cold to really hot. You can only take off so many layers but you can always pile on more!! One thing though: my car battery died cause it was too cold but it wouldn't have mattered anyway cause the shaved ICE surrounding the wheels would have prevented me from getting out.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I really like that show, I was wondering how they'd continue after the wedding...but the last episode (with the upstairs apartment) was pretty funny!
em1282 em1282 8 years
blue--I watch that. It's awesome. And Red from "That 70s Show" is in it. Can't beat that. ;)
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Off the subject again, Harm I saw the previews of a horror movie coming out and it takes place in Harmony. Things just pop in and out.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
It's raining in San Diego :woohoo:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Yikes. Everyone try to stay warm!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Side note-anyone watch that show Worst Week? It's surprisingly funny!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
No problem, hun. I know now how to deal with the heat in the South and the cold in the Midwest. I'm a pro at this point.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Thanks Bella!
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
It's -10+ here. I'm still hoping for some of that there global warmin Mr. Gore was promising... ;)
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Em, do you have waterproof boots? I have some that are great by Naturalizers. Awesome and they look nice b/c they are black. I never slip. Let me find them and I will private you.
em1282 em1282 8 years
I love it Bella! Thanks for the tip! Now if only I could cover my eyeballs...hmmm... ;) I lose all sense of vanity in the winter. I'm not very self-conscious to begin with, but in the winter? As long as I'm warm, I don't care. I'm also thinking about investing in some of these things I've seen at outdoorsy-type stores--they're these rubber things with spikes in them that you attach to your boots so you don't slip on the ice. They're made for the wilderness but I could definitely use some this winter. I hope Rod's taking care of his hair in the winter wind. Deep-conditioning treatments, maybe some Vo5--it has to look its best!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Em, you need to wrap the scarf backwards to go over your nose and mouth (making sure its over the ears) then wrap it around your neck and then put on your hat. Girl I felt nothing today. I had too many layers on but I looked good. Rod's hair bouncing in the winter wind - priceless.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Bella, it felt like the uncovered portion of my face was being stabbed with little needles this morning on my way to work. Also, I'm wondering if there's such a thing as frozen eyeballs, because that's exactly how mine felt today. I wanna read the report, too. Free Rod's hair!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Hell to the yeah, Chicago is rocking below 0. Sorry to hear for the loss Toyota. Wow, five to 15 years, he's lucky he's not in a ditch somewhere. Some governments will kill you in a minute. I want to know what's in the report that will be released this week. Last note: Free Rod!
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