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http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
5% Diamonds
5% Champagne
5% Books
5% Clothes
9% Computer
17% Money
14% Video Games
40% Pokemon/Digimon/Yu-Gi-Oh
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Clothes
- expensive so that is all people really want
- hard to afford nice clothes in this age
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Pokemon/Digimon/Yu-Gi-Oh
- boys taken to trading cards
- marketed towards children
- tons of media publicity
- latest crave
- many products: nintendo games/ digital cameras, etc.
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Video Games
- people go crazy over them
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Computer
- latest thing this year
- hottest thing to play with and new kinds keep coming out
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Books
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Harry Potter
- Gossip Girls
- etc.
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Money
- can use it everywhere
- everyone loves it, needs is, and cant get enough
http://www.parkesburg.net/poll/112699.htm
Where are this year's hottest Christmas gifts?
Champagne
- good present for party host
- celebrate the new year
http://transformers.hot-christmas-toys.com/transformers-unicron.html
Hottest Christmas Toys
1. Nintendo DS
2. Apple 20 GB iPod
3. Microsoft XBox (2004 Holiday Bundle)
4. iQuest (Purple)
5. V-Smile
6. InteracTV DVD System
7. Little People: A Little People Christmas
8. E-L-M-O Dancing Plush
9. Nitro Battlerz Starter Set: Battle Dome with 2 Cars
10. Litte Mommy Baby Doll Set with Carrier, Stroller, and Swing
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/us.reaction/index.html
Senator: Iraq Conditions Worse
- Republican Senator Lincol Chafee of Rhode Island just recently returned from Iraq and said the conditions are worse than last year
- American public needs to hear "the cold, hard facts."
- Change for the worse from last year
- When he visited he couldnt travel through Baghdads neighborhoods
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/us.reaction/index.html
Senator: Public needs 'Cold, Hard Facts' on Iraq
- "frightening times"
- Green Zone no longer felt secure
- Fortified section of the capital that is home to Iraq and foreign governments and the military
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/us.reaction/index.html
Senator: Public needs 'Cold, Hard Facts' on Iraq
- Chafee said "the Defense Department credit for allowing us to go under these circumstances so now we can come back to the American public and describe what we saw."
- Though Iraqi politicians (President Ghazi al-Yawar met with President Bush Monday) say the situation is getting better, it is getting worse
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/us.reaction/index.html
Senator: Public needs 'Cold, Hard Facts' on Iraq
- During meeting last Monday, Bush said the two "talked about the security situation"
- Al-Yawar said Iraq would not give in to "the armies of darkness, who have no objective but to undermine the political process and incite civil war in Iraq"
- "Victory is not only possible, its a fact"
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/us.reaction/index.html
Senator: Public needs 'Cold, Hard Facts' on Iraq
- Elections scheduled for January 30
- numerous calls to delay them
- Bush administration says delaying the elections would not be beneficial
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/us.reaction/index.html
Senator: Public needs 'Cold, Hard Facts' on Iraq
In Summary
- Chafee said "If with 100,000-plus troops over there, we can't control that 10-mile road, it shows what's happening politically."
- "The people are not as friendly as they were a year ago towards Americans."
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/struggle.iraq/transition/index.html
Iraq Election Workers Killed
- Three of an Iraqi election group's workers were killed in a drive-by shooting
- Number of U.S. troops who have died in Iraq conflict totals more than 1,285
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/12/09/brussels.powell/index.html
Bush to meet EU, NATO leaders
- expected to meet in February
- mend trans-Atlantic relatoins that have been strained by the war
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/12/09/brussels.powell/index.html
Bush to meet EU, NATO leaders
- Colin Powell stated "We are reaching out to Europe and we hope that Europe will reach out to us"
- "Whatever our differences about the past and about Iraq, we are now looking forward."
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/12/09/brussels.powell/index.html
Bush to meet EU, NATO leaders
- President to visit after inauguration- around February 22
- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Bush would hold diferent talks with EU and NATO leaders to "ia chance to find a new trans-Atlantic consensus."
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/12/09/brussels.powell/index.html
Bush to meet EU, NATO leaders
- "The number of personnel will go from 60 to 300, including trainers and support staff," NATO Secretary-Gernal Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told reporters
- some countries still did not take part in the mission
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/12/09/brussels.powell/index.html
Bush to meet EU, NATO leaders
- Germany, France, Belgium, Greece, and Spain refuse to take part in providing troops
- Colin Powell said "I, of course, would have preferred that every member of the alliance would have participated in the effort,"
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/12/11/huskerextra/doc41b2a9533d4f0152411806.txt
Lucky says he's cool with NU
- Marlon Lucky said Husker fans have nothing to worry about
- Number 2 ranked running back by Rivals.com
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/12/11/huskerextra/doc41b2a9533d4f0152411806.txt
Lucky says he's cool with NU
- However, Lucky scheduled to visit Southern Cal and Washington
- "I want to see Seattle, I know the football term's bad and it has no head coach."
- Southern Cal "They've been recruiting me hard for two years. They really want me to visit."
- High school recruits will sign binding national letters of intent February 2
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/12/11/huskerextra/doc41afd7de12539079281745.txt
Huskers pursue juco QB, and that's fine with Beck
- prepare to add 7th scholarship quaterback
- Zac Taylor- Butler County (Kansas) Community College
- will make recruiting visit to Nebraska 10-12
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/12/11/huskerextra/doc41afd7de12539079281745.txt
Huskers pursue juco QB, and that's fine with Beck
- Huskers appear to be moving toward offering Taylor a scholarship
- Huskers said Harrison Beck would be the only QB recruit in 2005 class
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/12/11/huskerextra/doc41b0096f2786e049872411.txt
No bowl doesn't mean NU is seeing red
- Huskers are well financed despite the fact that they had fewer network television appearances
- Lack of TV Time and no bowl appearances won't greatly impact athletic department's finances
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/12/11/huskerextra/doc41b0096f2786e049872411.txt
No bowl doesn't mean NU is seeing red
- Nebraska only appeared on national tv networks 6 out of 11 games
- least appearances since 1995
http://www.politics1.com/cabinet.htm
The Politics1 Guide to the Bush Administration Cabinet
Department of:
Agriculture- Mike Johanns
Commerce- Carlos Gutierrez
Defense- Don Rumsfeld
Education - Margaret Spellings
Energy - Sam Bodman
Health and Human Services - Tommy Thompson
Homeland Security - Tom Ridge
Housing and Urban Development - Alphonso Jackson
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/09/content_2311101.htm
US Treasury Secretary to stay on post in Bush Administration
- President Bush asked Treasury Secretary John Snow to stay in administration
- He agreed
- spokesman said "the president is pleased Secretary Snow agreed to continue to serve"
- Snow is key member of Bush's economic team
http://www.maps.org/mmj/index.html#background
Medical Marijuana Background
goal:
- initiate and fund a serious drug development research program aimed at proving to the satisfaction of the FDA that marijuana is safe and efficacious for specific medical users and should become legal, FDA-approved prescription medicine
http://www.medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/bin/procon/procon.cgi?database=5%2dB%2dSubs%2edb&command=viewone&id=1&op=t
For which symptoms or conditions might marijuana provide relief?
relief for:
alzheimer's disease
anorexia
arthritis
cancer
epilepsy
glaucoma
HIV
migraine
nausea
pain
spasticity
http://www.medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/bin/procon/procon.cgi?database=5%2dC%2dSubs%2edb&command=viewone&id=6&op=t
Should there be a minimum legal age limit for medical marijuana? For example, should it be used for kids?
- Rocklin, California
- Mother, Debbie Jeffries
- wanted to give her 8 year old son medicinal marijuana
http://www.medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/bin/procon/procon.cgi?database=5%2dC%2dSubs%2edb&command=viewone&id=6&op=t
Should there be a minimum legal age limit for medical marijuana? For example, should it be used for kids?
-CBS News' 48 Hours
- conducted a poll on March 6,2002
- asked whether a mother should be allowed to continue to give her 8 year old son medical marijuana
- 89% said yes
- 11% said no
http://www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm
Drug War Facts: Medical Marijuana
- Since 1996 11 states have legalized medical marijuana
- AK
- AZ
- CA
- CO
- HI
- ME
- Montana
- NV
- OR
- VT
- WA
http://www.friendlystranger.com/info/med_mar.htm
What is the current legal situation of medical marijuana?
- cannabis illegal in the books
- under Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Health Canada has set up medicinal use for those who wish to use cannabis as a medicine
http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/9702/weed.wars/issues/background/
Medicinal Marijuana: the struggle for legalization
56% voted for Proposition 215 in California, 44% voted against
http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/9702/weed.wars/issues/background/
Medicinal Marijuana: the struggle for legalization
Apart from allowing marijuana for medical purposes, Arizona's law permits the use of heroine, lsd, and methamphetamines if a user gets prescriptions from two doctors
http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/9702/weed.wars/issues/background/
Medicinal Marijuana: the struggle for legalization
over 70 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried marijuana at least once
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/10391452.htm?1c
The politics of using marijuana as medicine
- • 'Go to the FDA and say, `Take this off the dangerous drugs list. . . . Medicine by regulation is better than medicine by referendum.' ''

• ``Seems to me the sensible assumption is they're going to get it on the street.''

- "If we rule for the respondents in this case, do you think the street price of marijuana would go up or down?''
http://www.mpp.org/medicine.html
Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper
if people do not obtain medical marijuana and try to illegally obtain marijuana - they risk suffering
- insufficient supply due to prohibition-inflated price or scarcity
- impure, contaminated, or chemicall adultered marijuana
- arrests, fines, court costs, property forfeiture, incarceration, probation, and criminal records
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
1. You Shall not admire the view out loud
- kids are doers rather than seers
- do not get them too excited but try to sneak in a scenic route
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
2. You shall seek out all creatures great and small
- stop and see the animals
- zoos or shelters and preserves
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
3. You Shall get a jump on the day
- Dont always go out for breakfast
- buy fruit and cereal
- early morning sightseeing is hte best
- less lines and get more done in the day
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
4. You shall not be a travel snob
- dont be afraid to do things you wouldnt normally do
- hula show, panning for gold, climbing the statue of liberty
- youll be sorry to miss those experiences
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
5. You shall do your research
- make sure the plans accomadate everyone in your group (kids who might not be able to keep up)
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
6. You shall honor the storybook
- read kids interesting story about what youll be visiting
- dont read from the guidebook
- very boring
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
7. You shall not overschedule
- dont try to force kids to see too many museums or restaurants
- find core activity and work around it
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
8. you shall feed your children from the fruits and grains
- avoid too much fast food or vacation diets
- make plastic bags ahead of time filled with fruit to avoid tummy aches or constipation
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
9. You shall make the most of the motel
- dont try to stay at a luxury resort if you cant afford it
- a kid will be happy with a modest hotel with a pool
http://www.parenting.com/parenting/article/article_general/0,8266,3393,00.html
10 Commandments of Family Travel
10. you shall honor your routine
- respect children's routines
- if they usually have a nap in the middle of the day make sure they can take one on vacation too
- or if they like a certain snack make sure you pack it