Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Legendary performer and pop music icon Michael Jackson executed a plan Thursday, which will relieve him from the overwhelming responsibilities of his upcoming London concert dates. The plan, already in affect, permanently rids Jackson from meeting the crushing expectations of his troubled 50-performance London concert series. The performances were heralded as Jackson’s ‘comeback’ to prominence selling over 800,000 tickets within 5 hours, but had recently fallen a full week behind schedule. Jackson is expected to use this time to rest. [click for silver lining]
American actress and 70s pin-up star Farah Fawcett gave back to entertainment Thursday, by allowing the industry to focus on up-and-coming young talent. The Charlie’s Angels star known for her golden locks and beach-clad image walked toward and through the lime-light for the last time, allowing a younger generation the chance to be noticed by the media. Despite heart-felt pleas resisting Fawcett’s departure, a comeback at this point seems unlikely. [click here for silver lining]
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
[click for silver lining: "Iran Vows To Teach Protesters A 'Lesson'"]
The Washington DC Metrorail system helped raise awareness for utilizing public transportation Tuesday after bringing the commuter rail service to the national stage. The occasion marks a new era for travel conscious commuters, changing the way Americans think about public transportation. The outcome of the transportation exercise is a testament to the ability of the DC Metrorail transit system as the federal government insists it could not assume credit.
[click for silver lining: "DC Transit Train Smashes Into Another"]
A relief pilot for Continental Airlines Flight 61 received an in-flight promotion to “co-pilot” Thursday during an international flight from Brussels to Newark. The announcement came after 60-year-old pilot Captain Craig Lenell unexpectedly retired, elevating Flight 61’s relief pilot through the chain of command. In an effort to minimize any uncontrollable excitement, the 247 passengers were not alerted of the advancement.
[click for silver lining: "Emergency Landing After Pilot Dies"]
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
DESPITE TITLE HIATUS, LAKERS FANS REMAIN PASSIONATE
A spirited display from hundreds of Los Angeles residents Sunday proved support for the city’s most prominent basketball team had not wavered despite the lack of an NBA title for a better part of the decade. Fans utilized sheer crowd numbers to reassure Lakers players, franchise owners, and local law enforcement agents that they had not lost faith in the once storied basketball organization. The highly publicized reassurance demonstration culminated as 20 hand-selected supporters were asked to share their Lakers fervor with local correctional facilities. [click here for SILVER LINING]
A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests certain stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AHDH) may instantly halt all symptoms in children. Although the study found that 1.8 percent of the 564 children and adolescents diagnosed saw a sudden and unexpected departure from all negative attributes associated with the disorder it could not, however, conclude a 100% effective rating for all patients currently utilizing the stimulant medications. Scientists caution parents, despite the findings, that further research and careful monitoring are needed before changing the current usage of the medications or treatments. [click here for SILVER LINING]