General News Archive - October 01, 2008

Radio One Inc., a radio broadcast company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners, and the Hip Hop Caucus want to register 50,000 voters in a one-day nationwide registration drive on Tuesday.

By Sandy Grady T he only certainty in Thursday night's vice presidential debate is that Sarah Palin will not imitate Ross Perot's running mate James Stockdale, who began his 1992 debate with the bewildered line: "Who am I? Why am I here?" Anyone within earshot of a TV set knows who Palin is -- the hockey-mom, beauty-contest-winning, moose-hunting Alaska governor who injected an adrenaline rush into John McCain's campaign.


The Senate is moving to revive a $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan with a vote tonight that Democratic and Republican leaders predicted will put the legislation on track for enactment this week.

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to overturn the city's term-limits law and run for another four years in office next year. A person who has been briefed by the two-term mayor tells The Associated Press that Bloomberg will announce his intentions Thursday.

By Ellen Barry New York Times News Service MOSCOW -- The European Union prepared Tuesday to deploy 200 civilian monitors throughout Georgia, though Russian military officials said they would not allow the Europeans to begin work in the buffer zones that surround the separatist enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

By Charles Babington Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats and Republicans have agreed to hold a vote today on a $700 billion financial-rescue plan amid evidence voters and lawmakers regretted Monday's U.S. House vote to kill the bailout.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Barring a setback, Rays leftfielder Carl Crawford likely will return to the lineup Thursday in an American League Division Series after missing most of the past seven weeks with a finger injury.

By SARA KUGLER By Sara Kugler The Associated Press NEW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to try to reverse the term- limits law he had long supported so he can seek a third term next year and help the city emerge from financial turmoil, a person close to the mayor who has been briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

By RICK GANO By Rick Gano The Associated Press CHICAGO Thanks to Jim Thome's bat and Ken Griffey Jr.'s arm, the AL Central has a winner at last: the Chicago White Sox.

From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON Senate leaders scheduled a vote today on a $700 billion financial bailout package after agreeing to add tax breaks and a higher limit for insured bank deposits in a bid to attract enough votes to reverse a shocking defeat in the House and send legislation to President Bush by the end of the week.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.