November 25, 2003

Rebuilding Holocaust Museum

Eva Mozes Kor wants to rebuild the Holocaust museum featuring children of the Holocaust that was vandalized with writings on the wall saying "Remember Timmy McVeigh". Timothy McVeigh was executed because he was one of the terrorists who helped in the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Vow to Rebuild Burned Holocaust Museum

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November 24, 2003

Scallions Blamed for Outbreak

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24 — Five lawsuits have already been filed against the
Chi-Chi’s restaurant chain over a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed three people and sickened more than 600, and scores of other lawsuits are likely to
follow. But legal experts say two key issues facing the company could determine whether victims and their families get the settlements they seek: insurance and bankruptcy.

filed in hepatitis outbreak

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The GloFish

Here look! This is so cool! Plus they can help the environment! My dad has a
saltwater fishtank and i thought this was interesting!

Glowing red
GM fish to sell in US

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Who Wudda Taught?

Thursday is Turkey Day. Do you really know what a turkey actually has to go through to get to your table?

About a Turkey Read this before you continue reading the rest of my entry!

Seriously, after I read this article, my mouth was watering, even though I
knew where my turkey came from. It was a very interesting article, huh? I
thought it was interesting about how the turkey farming came about, and I didn't
even know that turkeys could swallow other turkeys. Yup. If you read the
article, it said, "And the toenails? They're removed so that they won't do harm
later on: in the crowded conditions of industrial production, mature turkeys are
prone to picking at the feathers of their neighbors — and even cannibalizing
them." Cannibalization of turkey by turkey is so weird.

Oh ew! That sounds disgusting. I can even picture it and it looks

Okay, so now to get back to Thanksgiving dinner. If you are well enough, take
a look at this href=",1972,FOOD_9845,00.html">page
from and see if
your stomach can turn itself over after being disgusted about what the poor bird
goes through to get to your table.

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November 23, 2003


I don't know what's wrong with me. I guess Senioritis really is a disease. I'm trying to get stuff done in advance, but I really don't want to get it done at all.

It's been one helluva week. I wake up on Monday (of last week) and my arms hurt. Throughout the day I get this weird tension headache (which I get only at night) and then in the evening around nine I feel like I've just gotten run over by a car. That repeated five more times last week (Tuesday through even Saturday). And it's now Sunday night and I just feel like curling up in a ball like a small kitten and crying because I want to get away from it all. I also think it's the holidays too. Since my parents said to save up money for an apartment next summer (yeah, like i'm going to FIND one!) they dont want anything for Christmas, and told me to put my money in a savings account.

So, now all I want to do is go to sleep. I can't, because I have too much to do. Maybe if I took some medicine, like Tylenol flu or something, and go to bed, i would feel much better in the morning. Maybe if I did what my mother told me to do since I stopped doing it at the beginning of the month, which was walking everyday, I wouldn't feel like this. I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, because I know that everyone else knows what I'm going through, because they're all going through the same thing.

Just let Dec 6 come. I'm ready for it. I've been looking forward to that day all year. When that day comes and goes, I'll be fine.

I'll just be cramming for the journalism final (i'll probably have to take it) and drinking lots of alcohol. LOTS of it. And-- all I need is my Mum and I'll be fine. She'll make everything go away. All those nasty papers.

Here's something random. My friends noticed I've been feeling a little down lately. Wanna know why? I've been staring into space, not paying attention, and among other things, I can't get over the fact that six months from now, I'll be a college graduate.

I don't know what to do. I've tried almost everything to de-stress myself, but it's not working.

Oh yeah, one more thing: Why has 3WS started playing CHRISTMAS MUSIC ALREADY?????

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... whoops, I mean, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... I'M STRESSED OUT!!!

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November 21, 2003

Record Producer Phil Spector Is Charged in Death of Actress

Mr. Spector had a reputation for high living, drunkenness and a fascination with guns.

What is this world coming to?

Record Producer Phil Spector Is Charged in Death of Actress

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Henry IV Review

For anyone who is a fan of Shakespeare, here is an article on "Henry IV", starring Kevin Kline, which is running in New York.

CANDLES shine most brightly when it's dark outside. In Jack O'Brien's glorious staging of "Henry IV" for Lincoln Center Theater, a wall of endless night girds the uneasy kingdom of the greatest of Shakespeare's history plays, and the air is fogged with a constant awareness of death.

Continue Reading Falstaff and Hal, With War Afoot

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My, a Cat Can Be Mean on a Very Big Screen

This article tells the plotline of the new movie which opens today, "Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat". I think this movie is going to be absolutely wonderful, since Mike Myers, who portrays the Cat, played one of the most loveable fairytale characters a few years ago, Shrek.

Movie Review on "Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat"

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November 19, 2003

Stress Busters

Okay has anyone been feeling a little stressed out lately? I have, with homework piling up and presentations and friends coming to visit and not getting enough sleep. Here are a few ways to beat the effects of what I call the "End of Semester Stress Syndrome"

I found a whole bunch of sites about dealing with stress. more than a few on

What is Stress?
Eight Ways to Beat Stress
Reduce Your Stress—Without Comfort Foods!
You can Reduce the Effects of Stress
You Can Overcome the Effects of Stress

And finally (dumm da dumm duuummmmm...)

Here are some more stress tips from other sites:
School Stress Symptoms Causes and Treatments
Holiday Stress Busters
Go Ask Alice About Stress Busters at the start of school
Grad Student Stress and Study Tips

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The Naked Chef

Imagine being married to him. This article is somewhat of an interview with Jamie Oliver, a celebrity chef and star of "Jamie's Kitchen" on the Food Network.

I love watching him. That's why I blogged it!

The Chef:The Mediterranean Sun Warms Rainy London

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November 18, 2003

Jeff Cook

This article I found on the NYtimes... it's about Jeff Cook, who was the first one to die from hepatitis A this month. Very interesting, go read it!

Hepatitis Inquiry Moves Deliberatly from Farm to Plate

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November 16, 2003


If you haven't gotten it yet, the new Josh Groban album, Closer, is FABULOUS!!!! I already listened to it, and it's so awesome! With songs like Si Volvieras A Mi, When You Say You Love Me, Broken Vow, and You Raise Me Up, which was featured in the movie Saving Jessica Lynch on NBC, this is the PERFECT CD to fall asleep to. I certainly did the first night I listened to it!

So go get it. It's on for a really cheap price!

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Weird articles from New York Times

Thought these two articles were pretty interesting. No relevance, although they were a little weird to be in the NYTimes.

Cattle Rushed to Market as the Price of Beef Soars

Scenes From a Forced Marriage

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Hepatitis outbreak hits 510 and rising

The number of people who are infected is rising, and they come from different states... Ever wonder why they would come from different states? Because Pittsburgh is now becoming one of the major cities, like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington D.C., etc, that is a major city (and a beautiful place) to visit.

Can anyone argue?

Hepatitis outbreak hits 510 and rising

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November 15, 2003

Hepatitis A

Here's another interesting article about the Hepatitis outbreak:

US advises on hepatitis A precautions amid probe

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Spring Onions

Now they're saying SPRING onions are the cause of the Hepatitis outbreak. What's the deal here?

I'm having trouble with my Internet Explorer right now, and I can't look up what "spring onions" are. Can anyone do it for me? I can try later. Let me know!
Anyway, here's the article:
3 die, 500 sick in largest hepatitis A outbreak in US

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November 14, 2003

Green Onions?

The New York Times repotrted that the Chi-Chi's in Beaver County said that they are going through every garnish, salsa, and cooked dish and removing green onions, which they think is the cause of the Hepatitis a outbreak.

410 Now Sickened in Hepatitis a Outbreak

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November 12, 2003

Boyle quoted in NY Times

Okay, so the Trib forgot that we were a university. But the NEW YORK TIMES didn't!!!

Keep Reading. JoAnne Boyle is QUOTED! In a very important article by the NEW YORK TIMES!

Rich Colleges Receiving Richest Share of U.S. Aid

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November 11, 2003

Army Letters

This article is heartwrenching. It's called, "The Things They Wrote", and it's time someone has written an article with some soldier's letters sent home included. By the time you're done reading this article, you'll be in tears, just like I am

The Things They Wrote

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Do you want to visit Mars?

Some say Yes, others say No, but "Mars becomes the experiment," Dr. Friedman said. "If we can't make it on Mars, then Earth is our limit and we are going to have to re-examine our relationship to our home planet."

Continue reading "Will Humans Ever Visit Mars?" from

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November 07, 2003


Okay so why hasn't the Tribune-Review acknowleged that we are a UNIVERSITY?

Keep reading, this is interesting. It was in this morning's paper

Education conference to explore Holocaust

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I have a bump on my arm

I hadn't realized the side affects a flu shot can have.

But I'm really glad I got the shot.

And for anyone that I talked to said they'd rather have the flu than take the shot, IT WASN'T ALL THAT BAD.

So I got the flu shot yesterday. What I had to do was sign a paper saying I had received the shot, and when I received it, and who my employer was (was that Seton Hill University???) and then I walked over to the nurse who rubbed my left arm with some rubbing alcohol, stuck the needle in my arm and pushed in the vaccine.

It wasn't all that bad. I don't know why people said they weren't going to get the vaccine because even though the back of my upper arm got really red and swelled up a bit (to at least a 2 1/2 inch bump), the nurse said the vaccine will last for at least FIVE YEARS.

Stock up on the Kleenex, blankets, warm chicken noodle soup, and cold medicine, it looks like it's going to be a stuffy (and sneezing, and fever, and headache, and bodyache, etc.) winter!

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November 06, 2003


Okay, so for any of you who are interested, JOSH GROBAN is going to be coming to HEINZ HALL on MARCH 30, 2004.

This is SOOOOO exciting!
Just in case you don't know who JOSH GROBAN is, here is his WEBSITE

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November 04, 2003

Thank you

I have not written a blog in such a long time. Why is that? Before, I had been blogging almost every day, and after fall break, i just started dropping off. I have no idea why. Maybe it's because I've been so stressed out lately, trying to get homework done, and trying to find myself. Yes, I think I've found myself.

I've found myself knowing that I am going to have to get a real job next summer, instead of going to graduate school. I have found myself crying night after night knowing that before, I wanted to move away from home to find a good job, knowing that in the end, my heart will lead myself back home anyway. So I have to thank all the people in my life-my family, my friends especially, even a person I haven't even met before- for all the great advice. I really needed that. Physically, I know I can move away, but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, I know I wouldn't be able to handle it.

Moving away is such a hard thing to do. I can understand moving away to go to college, but moving out of your house that you've lived in and moving away from your family that you've known for twenty-one years is one hard and emotional journey to take.

Is anyone else having these kinds of emotional struggles? I know this is a hard thing to talk about, and I know it has nothing to do with journalism, but I just had to get it out.

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