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April 26, 2016

Reactions to the death of Prince

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Since the announcement of the death of Prince, many famous online music and other areas, they have expressed with regret of the American musician’s death on April 21, 2016. Were many, including widespread coverage about the many reactions from notable people. Below are some artists who have demonstrated.

The singers solo’s carrier Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Toni Braxton, Billy Idol, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Cale, expressed with lamentable a death on April 21 and 22 in social network.

Cquote1.svg Isn’t it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death? And now after, we will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond. Cquote2.svg

—Lady Gaga

Cquote1.svg We lost a legend. RIP Prince. Cquote2.svg

—Beyoncé

Cquote1.svg I will miss him so much. He was as special of a friend as he was a brilliant talent. My condolences to his family. Good night, sweet Prince. Cquote2.svg

—Toni Braxton

Cquote1.svg Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP Cquote2.svg

—Billy Idol

Cquote1.svg Genius, legend, inspiration, friend. The world will miss you. I’ll never get over it. Cquote2.svg

—Mariah Carey

Cquote1.svg Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real. Cquote2.svg

—Justin Timberlake

Cquote1.svg My friend is gone…This is what it sounds like, when doves cry. He was my dove… Cquote2.svg

—Stevie Nicks

Cquote1.svg I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories, I will miss him. Cquote2.svg

—Lionel Richie

Cquote1.svg He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated. This is Not A Love Song. Cquote2.svg

—Madonna

Cquote1.svg This is truly devastating news. The greatest performer I have ever seen. A true genius. Musically way ahead of any of us. Sang with him twice on stage. What an honour. Rest in peace you purple warrior. Cquote2.svg

—Elton John

Cquote1.svg I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince. Cquote2.svg

—Kate Bush

Cquote1.svg Saddened by Prince’s death. Proud to have seen in the New Year with him. He seemed fine and played brilliantly funky music. God bless this creative giant. Thanks Prince. Love X Paul Cquote2.svg

—Paul McCartney

Cquote1.svg God bless prince we will all miss him I still have my Purple whistle. I will blow it tonight peace and love Cquote2.svg

—Ringo Starr

Cquote1.svg I’m shocked to hear that Prince passed at such a young age. Musically, he could do it all: sing, play, arrange and produce. Love & Mercy. Cquote2.svg

—Brian Wilson

The singers in musical groups, Magne Furuholmen (A-ha) say: “oh no, another genius has passed away. what a sad year for music it has been. we were signed to the same label around the same time and met briefly while recording at paisley park. loved your imaginative and innovative work, mr!”; Boyz II Men: influenced by Prince, say: “Without Prince there wouldn’t have been Boyz II Men”.

Also they expressed who was not music business. The baskett man Kevin Garnett: “”He was super confident, but humble in how he spoke to you. He was always very inviting and the one takeaway you got from every time you talked to him was how he was just so super cool. Lost for words… Truly was an honor to know and will be sadly missed. RESPECT/LOVED.. Forever in our Hearts….”; TV presenter Oprah Winfrey: “Prince, the doves really are crying now.”. The director and actor Spike Lee: “I miss my brother.”. The actress Dita Von Teese: “I refused to accept this until just now. I got to know Prince a little bit thanks to @fatima_noir and I’ll never forget those times. He was so gorgeous, and I was always super shy, in awe of his talent and beauty! I can’t believe he’s gone so soon.”, in Instagram.


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April 22, 2016

Musician Prince dies aged 57

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Musician Prince died at home in Minnesota, United States yesterday.

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A publicist confirmed his death. “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson has died”.

A statement from the Carver County Sheriff’s office said Prince was found in an elevator at his home at Paisley Park Studio. Emergency workers were called, but after they were unable to revive him, he was pronounced dead.

Following Prince’s first album in 1978, he came to prominence in the 1980s. His 1980s releases included 1999, Kiss, Purple Rain, and Sign o’ the Times. He went on to record more than 30 albums. During his career he sold more than 100 million records and had 47 songs reach the US Billboard top 100. Five of those songs, When Doves Cry, Kiss, Let’s Go Crazy, Cream, and Batdance, went to number one. The song When Doves Cry was number one for five weeks.

In 1984 Prince starred in the movie Purple Rain, which was based on his album. The movie’s song score won Prince an Academy Award for best original song score. Prince won seven Grammy awards and in 2004 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also wrote songs released successfully by other artists, such as Manic Monday released in 1986 by the Bangles and Nothing Compares 2 U released in 1990 by Sinéad O’Connor.

The Minnesota Star Tribune reported an autopsy will be conducted to determine Prince’s cause of death.



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March 26, 2013

United States Supreme Court contemplates gay marriage issue

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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This week, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to address two cases before them on the issue of same-sex marriage. The federal Defense of Marriage Act case is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday. The other case involves California’s Proposition 8. A ruling is unlikely to be made until June.

The federal case involves the denial of privileges afforded to heterosexual married couples on the federal level, and the legality of states to opt out of recognizing legal marriages performed in other states in the union and to deny state benefits for those couples.

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John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University and chairman of National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, believes the eventual ruling will be a close one, with Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy likely to be the key swing vote. Eastman is quoted by U.S. News and World Report as saying of Kennedy, “All eyes are on Justice Kennedy and he’s obviously written the two major gay rights decisions in the past decade and a half and that means that people rightly think that he’s kind of open to taking this step, but he has studiously avoided taking that step in prior cases.” Other court watchers agree with this sentiment.

In the lead up to the hearings, a number of high profile politicians have expressed their support for same-sex marriage including Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. Earlier this month, 40 United States senators signed a legal brief arguing against the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that was submitted to the Supreme Court.

High visibility companies have also indicated support for legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, including Starbucks where CEO Howard Schultz gave company support at a share-holder meeting last week. After share-holder Tom Strobhar implied at the meeting that Starbuck’s historical position of supporting same-sex marriage, which included open support of the same-sex marriage legalization efforts in the state of Washington last year, hurt the company’s bottom line, Schultz responded by saying, “If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company.” The company’s position is predicated on respecting diversity, even if it potentially did impact Starbucks earnings.

Goldman Sachs has also supported the push for same-sex marriage arguing that the lack of equality hurts businesses. Goldman Sachs, Marriott International and Thomson Reuters have all signed a legal brief condemning the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Protesters gathered inside the state capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota, to protest against the upcoming vote by the Minnesota House of Representatives to put an anti-same-sex marriage amendment on the 2012 election ballot.
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A Washington Post-ABC News poll published last week showed support for same-sex marriage in the United States was at an all time high at 58%, an increase of 21% since 2003. A recent Gallup poll showed similar results, with 54% of Americans supporting federal benefits for gay and lesbian couples, an increase of 27% since 1996 when the federal Defense of Marriage Act became law. Last week, a poll published by Reuters/Ipso found 63% of Americans supported same-sex marriage or civil unions. Despite this, social conservatives argue that this support may be over-stated by as much as 7% when voters are asked to voice their opinion on the issue at the ballot box. They cite a 2010 study by New York University political science professor Patrick J. Egan. Social conservatives also argue that people lie to pollsters as they do not want to appear intolerant. 2000 Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer said on Fox News Sunday, “I’m not worried about [same-sex marriage], because the polls are skewed. Just this past November, four states, very liberal states, voted on this issue and my side lost all four of those votes. But my side had 45, 46 percent of the vote in all four of those liberal states.” Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, also argues that misleading polling questions over-count support for same-sex marriage in the United States.

Despite the potential for skewed polling, the four most recent ballot initiatives regarding same-sex marriage in the United States on a state level resulted in citizens voting to support same-sex marriage in Minnesota, Maryland, Washington and Maine. It also comes at a time when the most recent election cycle in the United States saw opponents of same-sex marriage outspent 3 to 1.



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Supreme Court of the United States contemplates same-sex marriage

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Supreme Court on Capitol Hill
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This week, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to address two cases before them on the issue of same-sex marriage. The federal Defense of Marriage Act case is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday. The other case involves California’s Proposition 8. A ruling is unlikely to be made until June.

The federal case involves the denial of privileges afforded to heterosexual married couples on the federal level, and the legality of states to opt out of recognizing legal marriages performed in other states in the union and to deny state benefits for those couples.

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, potential swing vote on the Supreme Court
Image: Steve Petteway.

John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University and chairman of National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, believes the eventual ruling will be a close one, with Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy likely to be the key swing vote. Eastman is quoted by U.S. News and World Report as saying of Kennedy, “All eyes are on Justice Kennedy and he’s obviously written the two major gay rights decisions in the past decade and a half and that means that people rightly think that he’s kind of open to taking this step, but he has studiously avoided taking that step in prior cases.” Other court watchers agree with this sentiment.

In the lead up to the hearings, a number of high profile politicians have expressed their support for same-sex marriage including Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. Earlier this month, 40 United States senators signed a legal brief arguing against the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that was submitted to the Supreme Court.

High visibility companies have also indicated support for legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, including Starbucks where CEO Howard Schultz gave company support at a share-holder meeting last week. After share-holder Tom Strobhar implied at the meeting that Starbuck’s historical position of supporting same-sex marriage, which included open support of the same-sex marriage legalization efforts in the state of Washington last year, hurt the company’s bottom line, Schultz responded by saying, “If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company.” The company’s position is predicated on respecting diversity, even if it potentially impacts Starbucks earnings.

Goldman Sachs has also supported the push for same-sex marriage arguing that the lack of equality hurts businesses. Goldman Sachs, Marriott International and Thomson Reuters have all signed a legal brief condemning the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Protesters gathered inside the state capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota, to protest against the upcoming vote by the Minnesota House of Representatives to put an anti-same-sex marriage amendment on the 2012 election ballot.
Image: Fibonacci Blue.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll published last week showed support for same-sex marriage in the United States was at an all time high at 58%, an increase of 21% since 2003. A recent Gallup poll showed similar results, with 54% of Americans supporting federal benefits for gay and lesbian couples, an increase of 27% since 1996 when the federal Defense of Marriage Act became law. Last week, a poll published by Reuters/Ipso found 63% of Americans supported same-sex marriage or civil unions. Despite this, social conservatives argue that this support may be over-stated by as much as 7% when voters are asked to voice their opinion on the issue at the ballot box. They cite a 2010 study by New York University political science professor Patrick J. Egan. Social conservatives also argue that people lie to pollsters to avoid appearing intolerant. 2000 Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer said on Fox News Sunday, “I’m not worried about [same-sex marriage], because the polls are skewed. Just this past November, four states, very liberal states, voted on this issue and my side lost all four of those votes. But my side had 45, 46 percent of the vote in all four of those liberal states.” Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, also argues that misleading polling questions over-count support for same-sex marriage in the United States.

Despite the potential for skewed polling, the four most recent ballot initiatives regarding same-sex marriage in the United States on a state level resulted in citizens voting to support same-sex marriage in Minnesota, Maryland, Washington and Maine. It also comes at a time when the most recent election cycle in the United States saw opponents of same-sex marriage outspent 3 to 1.



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November 7, 2012

Voters in Maine and Maryland vote for marriage equality

Voters in Maine and Maryland vote for marriage equality

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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In Maine and Maryland, voters have approved ballot measures yesterday to allow marriage between same-sex partners. Votes for a similar measure in Washington are still being counted. Reports from Minnesota suggest a ballot measure that would amend the constitution to ban gay marriage has been rejected by voters.

In Maryland, voters supported the law passed earlier this year by Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley 52% to 48%. Josh Levin from Marylanders for Marriage Equality said that voters would “feel the ripples of this monumental victory across the country for years to come.”

Supporters of marriage equality in Maine stated they had 250,000 one-on-one conversations with voters. Matt McTighe from Mainers United for Marriage celebrated the passage of the Maine ballot initiative saying: “A lot of families in Maine just became more stable and secure.”

Chad Griffin from the gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign said: “When the history books are written, 2012 will be remembered as the year when LGBT Americans won decisively at the ballot box.”

Frank Schubert, an opponent of gay marriage, downplayed the results. “The fact that an uber-liberal state like Maine or Washington might go for same sex marriage, it doesn’t mean that the country has changed.”

Six other states — Vermont, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Iowa, Massachusetts — as well as the District of Columbia already recognise same-sex marriage. In May, Barack Obama announced that he supports legalisation of same-sex marriage.



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July 15, 2012

Green Party of the United States nominates Jill Stein for president

Green Party of the United States nominates Jill Stein for president

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.
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Jill Stein, a Massachusetts physician, won the 2012 presidential nomination of the Green Party of the United States yesterday at the party’s national convention in Baltimore. Per her request, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign national coordinator Cheri Honkala of Minnesota was selected as her running mate.

Stein, who previously ran as the Green Party’s nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, when she lost to current Republican presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, had secured the party’s presidential nomination last month with a victory in the California primary. With 193.5 votes in the final delegate tally, she edged comedienne Roseanne Barr, who finished second with 72, and air quality inspector Kent Mesplay.

Since announcing her campaign in 2011, Stein has run on a platform referred to as the Green New Deal. It consists of the institution of the right to a job, the adoption of green technologies and production for a shift to a green economy, reform of the financial sector, and the “strengthening” of democratic government. During her acceptance speech, she mentioned the Green New Deal, saying that it “ends unemployment in America.” In addition, she attacked President Barack Obama, accusing him of continuing the policies of former president George W. Bush.

The vice presidential nominee, Honkala, previously ran as the Green Party nominee for Sheriff of Philadelphia. She is a poverty and homelessness activist, who was once homeless herself. Because of that, she believes she can run as a representative of the poverty-stricken, arguing that neither Obama nor Romney have addressed the issue.

The Green Party is a left-leaning political establishment founded around 1996. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader had best showing as the party’s presidential nominee, winning 2.74 percent in the close 2000 election. Some believe Nader took enough votes from then-Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore to cost him election to Republican George W. Bush.

For 2012, the party is already on the ballot in 21 states, and hopes to ultimately attain access to 45 by Election Day. In 2008, the party appeared on 32 state ballots, and the presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney, a former Representative from Georgia, received 0.12 percent of the total.



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February 9, 2012

Rick Santorum sweeps three non-binding GOP presidential contests

Rick Santorum sweeps three non-binding GOP presidential contests

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won three Republican Party (GOP) presidential contests on Tuesday, but received no delegates. Though the races were non-binding, some analysts see in them a vulnerability for front-runner Mitt Romney, and a possible revitalization of the Santorum campaign.

Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado each held nominating contests. These elections had no delegates attached because GOP rules stipulate that no state other than Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, may choose delegates before the first Tuesday in March. Turn-out was low in each of the contests.

Santorum campaigns in January.
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In the Missouri primary, Santorum received over 55 percent of the vote, thirty points ahead of second place finisher Romney. Texas congressman Ron Paul came in third with twelve percent. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich was not on the ballot, as he did not file for inclusion in that primary.

In Minnesota, Santorum won 45 percent of the vote, edging second place Paul, who received 27 percent. Romney finished third with 17 percent, followed by Gingrich with eleven. Santorum spent a large amount of time campaigning in the state this past week. On election night, Paul chose to be in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Cquote1.svg I don’t think this was as much an endorsement of Rick Santorum as it was another wakeup call for Governor Romney … Cquote2.svg

—Richard Wadhams, Colorado GOP chairman

In Colorado, Santorum finished with 40 percent, besting Romney by five percent, with 13 percent for Gingrich and twelve for Paul. Former Colorado GOP chairman Richard Wadhams commented, “I don’t think this was as much an endorsement of Rick Santorum as it was another wakeup call for Governor Romney that he needs to be more specific about why he wants to be president, beyond that he’s a successful businessman”.

In his victory speech from Colorado, Santorum proclaimed “Mitt Romney has the same positions as Barack Obama…I don’t stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.” Afterwards, he told CNN that his campaign has “momentum” and that he raised $250,000 online on Tuesday.

Cquote1.svg … we’ll keep on campaigning down the road, but I expect to become our nominee … Cquote2.svg

—Mitt Romney

In Denver, Romney addressed supporters, acknowledging “a good night for Rick Santorum”, while maintaining “we’ll keep on campaigning down the road, but I expect to become our nominee”.

Romney has won contests in New Hampshire, Florida, and Nevada. According to former Republican strategist Dan Schnur, “He is still the front-runner, but his flaws are a lot more apparent after Tuesday night, and that raises the stakes for him over the next few primaries going forward.”

The next contests will take place in Arizona and Michigan at the end of February. Romney is the favorite to win these states, though he was also favored to win in Minnesota and Colorado before Tuesday.



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August 20, 2010

US food regulators recall 380 million eggs after salmonella outbreak

US food regulators recall 380 million eggs after salmonella outbreak

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Friday, August 20, 2010

380 million eggs have been recalled for salmonella in the US.
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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled 380 million eggs and the number is expected to grow, after around 300 in Colorado, California, and Minnesota and 2,000 nationwide became infected with salmonella after eating eggs distributed by Wright County Eggs.

The contaminated eggs were sold under the labels Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, Kemps, Bayview, Mountain Dairy, NuLay and Sun Valley. Eggs have been sold in seventeen states.

Wright County Egg’s owner has been previously cited for breaking environmental laws.

Cquote1.svg They [birds] defecate in the feed, which the chickens then eat and can become infected. Cquote2.svg

—Nancy Bufano, FDA egg safety expert

In response to the outbreak the FDA deployed an initial team of ten investigators to Wright County Egg in Iowa to inspect the farms and determine the source of the contamination. Although no official statement has been issued, it is believed animals including birds and rodents defecated where food for chickens is stored.

The outbreak is believed to have started in early July, around the time new federal regulations to prevent salmonella contamination of eggs took effect.

According to the FDA, the symptoms of salmonella infection includes fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

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March 31, 2010

Search for harmful Asian carp in Chicago area turns up nothing

Search for harmful Asian carp in Chicago area turns up nothing

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Illinois officials announced Monday that a six-week search for Asian carp in Chicago waterways has turned up no sighting of the dreaded fish. The statement comes over a month after electric barriers were placed in local canals to block the fish from entering Lake Michigan. 

Originally from Asia, the carp have infested portions of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and several Chicago-area waterways. Failing to keep the fish away from the Great Lakes could severely damage the $7 billion fishing industry there. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, along with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologists, placed netting and electric stunning prods in areas where the carp were most likely to gather, about 25 miles away from Lake Michigan. A six-week search since then has resulted in none of the undesirable silver or bighead carp, but rather over 1,000 common carp and other harmless variations. 

The State of Michigan, along with the Great Lakes States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York and the Canadian Province of Ontario, has requested an injunction to shut down two Chicago canals leading into lake Michigan. The US Supreme Court has twice rejected that request.

Although no Asian carp has since been found, the Michigan Attorney General still wants the locks closed. “What did they expect? [Illinois’] own court filings say they are not likely to catch Asian carp using nets or electro-fishing,” said spokesman John Sellek. Illinois and the White House oppose closing the locks, claiming that doing so would harm the Chicago-area barge and tour boat industries. 

Biologists plan to keep searching for Asian carp over the next three months. 


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September 12, 2009

Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman diagnosed with Bell\’s palsy

Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman diagnosed with Bell’s palsy

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Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. The condition has resulted in partial paralysis of the left side of Coleman’s face due to inflammation of the nerves leading to that area. Bell’s palsy tends to imitate the symptoms of a stroke. It seldom lasts longer than eight weeks. Doctors have told Coleman that he should fully recover.

Coleman discussed the situation with BringMeTheNews reporter Rick Kupchella in his first in-depth, on-camera interview since the U.S. Senate recount ended in June.

The former Senator said he first began experiencing symptoms of the condition on a late-night flight from Washington, D.C. to Minneapolis on Wednesday, September 2. He says it started with the realization that, while talking with fellow passengers, he was “smiling out of one side of my face.”

“It’s a big surprise when half your face is working and the other half isn’t,” Coleman said.

Cquote1.svg “It puts a lot of things in perspective.” Cquote2.svg

—U.S. Senator Norm Coleman

According to the Star Tribune, Coleman was also tested for Lyme disease because his had the disease this summer, but the test was negative.

The senator has been lying low since his diagnosis: spending time with his family at their cabin in Northern Minnesota. But he said he didn’t intend to “hide out” until his condition improved. There is no treatment for Bell’s palsy except time. However, Coleman emphasized, the condition will not affect any of his future plans.

“It puts a lot of things in perspective,” Coleman said, “my smile is a part of me. I love to smile, and to all of sudden — part of your face isn’t working as it used to — the good news is it will.”



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