Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Positive News for October 21st- 27th

Northwest Airlines gave back to its customers last week providing passengers aboard Airbus Flight 188 with an unannounced free flight from Minneapolis, MN to neighboring Wisconsin. Although the free flight couldn’t have come during a more financially unstable time for the airline industry, Northwest’s risky promotion will most certainly affect the number of travelers choosing Northwest in the future. While the FFA cannot predict more unannounced free flight promotions in the future, they are rather certain similar occurrences will be repeated throughout the industry. [click here for silver lining:  “Flight Overshoots Airport By 150 Miles” ]

The stock market’s wild ride has finally drawn to a close as stocks rebound following new economic forecasts for the remainder of the quarter. Predictions on the railroad industry’s ability to move goods was the major contributor to the market’s return prompting the Dow Jones Industrial Average to make an unexpected 125 point shift. While uncertainty still remains a constant within the stock market, financial strategists are confident the economy’s return to stasis will retain its current heading. [click here for silver lining: “Wall Street Slides On Railroad, Oil Woes”]

A new autobiography on the life of tennis legend Andre Agassi has cleared the former pro of any wrong doing in his ill-fated decision to wed Brooke Shields in 1997. The news comes as a relief to tennis fans as Agassi’s union with the model/’actress’ has long been the only blemish on an otherwise stellar career. More importantly skepticism about Agassi’s judgment can finally be dismissed at it is clear the then tennis pro’s actions were led by what the devil told him to do. [click here for silver lining: “Agassi Says He Used Meth in ‘97”]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Positive News for Oct. 14th- 20th


A spirited display of leisure hot-air transportation momentarily reinvigorated the nation’s fascination for ballooning, waking an obsession dormant in this country since the late 19th century. The event captivated Americans from all walks of life guided by more than 6 hours of live media coverage and post-flight reports into the following day. While the ballooning craze was over almost as soon as it began, its meager longevity was certainly expected given the waning interest before and after the flight from children closest to the action. [click here for silver lining: “Authorities: Balloon Boy Incident was a Hoax”]


America’s largest bank, Bank of America, has shed its all-powerful corporate image for an approach recognizing the concerns of its customers. As the status of American banking continues to pit powerful banks against people concerned for their financial stability, Bank of America has prepared itself to understand the pain, confusion, and fear associated with trusting a financial system to keep your best interests at heart. Although it is unknown how long Bank of America plans to proceed with their new costumer relation-relations, Americans can expect the strategy to continue as long as Bank of America maintains its previous business practices. [click here for silver lining: “Bank of America: $2.2 Billion Loss”]


The St. Louis Rams earned a decisive win for their franchise last week escaping the title of professional football’s greatest embarrassment. Despite a 0-5 record the Rams were able to pull an upset on an overwhelming opponent to salvage any remaining shreds of dignity the team hoped to maintain throughout the remainder of the season. It is clear the Rams still have a lot of work ahead of them if they hope to muster a legitimate playoff run but no matter the team’s final record, last week’s success in escaping sure disaster more than constitutes a winning season. [click here for silver lining: “Limbaugh Dropped From Rams Bid”]

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Positive News for Oct. 7th- Oct. 3th

A lack-luster season wasn’t enough to keep the Chicago Cubs out of the national spotlight as the ball club’s tough to handle reputation has made the Cubs one of the most talked about teams of the postseason. As the League Championship Series gets underway, the Cubs are in a position to do what only the ’93 Baltimore Orioles and the ’69 Seattle Pilots have done in making a resounding statement to club owners throughout Major League Baseball. Despite the outcome of the Cubs’ splash-making postseason, the events are just another exciting chapter in a life of a team feared throughout the league as a nightmare to deal with [click here for silver lining: “Chicago Cubs File For Bankruptcy”]

After months of separation, custody talks and messy divorce speculation, reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin are getting back together. The Jon and Kate plus 8 stars both cite one-another/concern for their family’s assets as the cause of the reunion going as far as to both attain the assistance of professionals to ensure their feelings are properly addressed. While the future is unclear as the reality stars enter the next stage of life amongst each other, character references from friends like celebrity father Michael Lohan will continue to bring legitimacy into the situation. [click here for silver lining: “Gosselins Head To Arbitration Over Money”]

Multi-talented star of film, stage and screen Harry Connick Jr. is still alive according to an Australian variety show claiming Connick Jr. appeared as himself on the program. Connick Jr. had a string of hit songs and film roles throughout the ‘90s, but a turn to the Broadway stage left the public curious to his where-a-bouts and eventual life status. Connick Jr’s appearance on Australian TV along with encouraging posts on the star’s public blog have ensured fans that he is not only still alive, but also that he has no plans to change his life status in the foreseeable future. [click here for silver lining: “’Jackson Jive’ Skit Shocks Connick” ]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Positive News for Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th

A gripping story confronting the challenges of human desire within the European correctional system may be on the way from Roman Polanski following the Academy Award winning director’s method research in a Swiss prison. Since September 26th, 2009 Polanski has been utilizing first-person living experience or a method research style to gain a better understanding of life inside a European prison in order to bring a similar truth and realism to the big screen. Polanski is expected to continue his latest research for at least several months adding to the 42 days of correctional life study he amassed while researching American youth in 1978. [click here for silver lining “Swiss Fight Polanski Appeal Against Arrest”]

Several thousand US soldiers are expected to visit Afghanistan to help mark the 8-year anniversary of America’s increased interest in the country. Emotions are running high throughout several branches of the US armed services as soldiers anxiously await the president’s decision on just how many more troops will mark the occasion within the Middle Eastern country itself. Although the military never anticipated an 8-year relationship when it began, US troops will willingly continue to celebrate its involvement until their numbers and presence are no longer needed. [click here for silver lining: “8 Years In, Obama Weighs Afghanistan Options”]

Late night talk show host David Letterman has successfully made the transition from TV personality to full-blown celebrity following recent developments regarding his professional and personal life. After 32 years in show business, Letterman’s personal efforts have put him on equal footing and in some cases eclipsed the achievements of his MTV, reality and cable TV contemporaries in the international celebrity spotlight. Furthermore, Letterman’s seasoned abilities could just be the legitimacy CBS needs in order to attract the younger demographic put off by strong characters, plot, and drama. [click here for silver lining: “Letterman Makes In-Studio Apology To Wife, Staffers”]