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World and US News Links – October 5-8, 2006

Posted by Admin on October 9, 2006

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October 5 – 8, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST COMPLETED:

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~ A Personal Note to My Readers and a Prayer Request

Posted by Admin on October 8, 2006

Dear Readers,

As some of you may know I have been suffering from some medical problems over the last year and a half. While not “serious” in the way that it’s not a terminal illness or something of that sort (at least that we know of at this point), these problems are still interferring with my daily life, and preventing me from doing some of the things that I love with my family, as well as interferring with my daily plans for writing in this blog…

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Posted in Catholicism, Christianity, Doctors, Health related, Medicine, Pain Management, Personal, Prayer Requests, Spirituality | 2 Comments »

SPECIAL REPORT: Copy of Complaint Filed Against EQ Industrial Service in RE: Apex, NC Fire

Posted by Admin on October 7, 2006

Dear Readers,

Yesterday I informed you that a suit had been filed in regards to the Apex Chemical Emission and Fire at EQ Industrial Services in Apex, North Carolina. I have now obtained a copy of the actual complaint filed against EQ Industrial Services in the Superior Court of North Carolina on Friday, October 6, 2006. The complaint was filed “on behalf of thousands of North Carolina residents” by the national class action law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, whose offices are located in Washington, D.C, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY, in partnership with the Raleigh North Carolina based firm of Brady, Nordgren, Morton & Malone. Please see below to download a copy.

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Posted in Apex North Carolina, Brady Nordgren, Class Action Lawsuit, Cohen Milstein, Environment, EQ Chemical Plant, EQ Industrial Services, Evacuations, Hazardous Materials, HazMat, Lawsuits, North Carolina, Raleigh NC, SpecialReports, US News, Wake County, World News | Leave a Comment »

~ SPECIAL REPORT: Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against EQ Co. for NC Chemical Fire

Posted by Admin on October 6, 2006

Talk about not wasting time…

A suit has already been filed against the EQ Industrial Services for the Chemical Release, and fire (which is Still Burning) in Apex, North Carolina.

Reportedly a large amount of toxic chemicals identified by officials as Chlorine Gas was emitted from the Hazardous Waste Facility on Thursday night around 9 p.m. Eastern Time. After the release of chemicals a fire started accompanied by several explosions. HazMat and fire crews were not even able to assess the situation until this morning when the sun came up due to the dangerous nature of the fire.

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Posted in Apex North Carolina, Class Action Lawsuit, Environment, EQ Chemical Plant, EQ Industrial Services, Evacuations, Hazardous Materials, HazMat, Homeland Security, North Carolina, Raleigh NC, SpecialReports, US News, Wake County, World News | Leave a Comment »

World and US News Links – September 27 to October 4, 2006

Posted by Admin on October 6, 2006

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I appreciate your loyalty as we just passed the 10,000th visitor mark yesterday! This blog has also been featured on the WordPress.com site as a “Top Blog” several times over the last few days (Blogs are selected by a computer based on traffic and the list is renewed about every 6 hours or so).

September 27 – October 4, 2006
Due to my focusing on the horrific events that have occurred over the last week this list is in no way complete. It would simply take too long to go through the literally thousands of emails I have in my inbox and search through for highlights. Therefore, I will offer what I have in this list, and the regular updates of newslinks will resume tomorrow for 10/05.

WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

THE POPE & ISLAM:

  • MUSLIMS PRESS POPE TO APOLOGISE” – Reuters – The Herald Sun – The Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd. – Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia – 27 September 2006

NEW AL-QAIDA TAPE RELEASED:

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~ SPECIAL REPORT: Extremely Dangerous Chemical Fire in Apex, N.C. – Evacuations, fire out of control, emissions of Chlorine Gas – UPDATED

Posted by Admin on October 6, 2006

UPDATE: 10/8/06 9:00 p.m.

I have posted 2 related entries you all may be interested in;
1.) A class-action lawsuit was filed on Friday on behalf of the residents of Apex, and others affected by this disaster. This post contains a news release from the law firms involved: “Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against EQ Co. for NC Chemical Fire

2.) I’ve posted a copy of the complaint filed which is available for download in .pdf form, also included is a link to the website which the lawfirms are creating to answer questions and obtain more information about the lawsuit. Please see: “Copy of Complaint Filed Against EQ Industrial Services in RE: Fire in Apex, NC

(I hope to create a “Focus Page” related to this incident within the next few days that will combine all relevant information and more links.)

UPDATE: 11:00 a.m. Central Time:

PRESS CONFERENCE NOTES:

Keith Weatherly (SP?) – Mayor…

Greatful for the level of cooperation between agencies.

HazMat team has been on site. The building has collapsed. Still a fire on premesis. Going to bring in some video equipment to assess the fire to figure out how to put it out.

Advise folks as they return back to their homes (hopefully soon) make sure the pets if they are experiencing nausea or bleeding to get checked by vets.

Fire is still underway. (Bad technical problems)

UPDATE: 10:00a.m. Central Time:

[To the right is a current picture of the town of Apex which looks literally deserted at this point. The picture is from a webcam which you can view here. The downtown area is closed, and at least half of the town (about 16,000 people) have been evacuated from their homes. Click on the picture to see a full-size version.]

I am attempting to catch up on what has occurred this morning in regards to this hazardous situation. Here is a link to an updated news article from WCNC-TV (NBC) – “Thousands Evacuated From Raleigh Suburb Due to Hazardous Fire

There are reportedly dozens of agencies on the site. It is apparently raining – scattered showers – in the area right now. It is good because it is “scrubbing the air” with the numerous hazardous chemicals from the fire… However, now the pollutants will now be brought down to the ground and can contaminate the soil, as well as waterways.

Perhaps the scariest thing is that they don’t know what all is in the smoke/air from the fire. EQ is a hazardous waste materials plant that stores smaller amounts of waste materials to make “full loads”. There are numerous chemicals stored in this facility in varying quantities. There is apparently an updated list on site, but obviously that is useless. A state agency one reporter spoke with said this plant is inspected four times a month, with the last inspection occuring just a week ago.

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Posted in Apex North Carolina, Environment, EQ Chemical Plant, Evacuations, Hazardous Materials, HazMat, North Carolina, Raleigh NC, US News, Wake County, World News | 2 Comments »

~ SPECIAL REPORT: Foley Scandal a Prank Gone Awry? – New World Exclusive at DrudgeReport!

Posted by Admin on October 5, 2006

According to a new report from Drudge the whole IM incident that has been the impetus for Foley’s resignation and the current attack on Hastert and the Republican party was a prank initiated by a group of pages intent on embarassing Foley.

According to the following Drudge Report the prank went awry when the messages got into the hands of a political operative.
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Posted in ABCNews, Congressional Scandals, Drudge Report, Foley Scandal, Mark Foley, Media Lies, Media Watch, OK, Oklahoma, Politics, Republican, SpecialReports, US News | Leave a Comment »

~ SPECIAL REPORT: ABC LIES! IM “teen” an ADULT – hires McVeigh’s Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Posted by Admin on October 5, 2006

UPDATED – 10:15 a.m. Central Time – October 5, 2006
     
Dear Readers,
     
First, let me say that I have no compassion for Mr. Foley if he indeed took advantage of his position and authority to have sexual contact with a minor – regardless of the other details like his homosexuality and all – that doesn’t even matter at this point (as in if he’s guilty he needs to be held accountable).
     
BUT, it seems that Foley did NOT have sexually explicit exchanges with a minor at all, but rather an adult who was over 18 years old!
     
Apparently ABC Online accidently printed an unredacted copy of an IM between Mark Foley and the person the media has been saying was underage was 18 years old, and an adult when the sexually explicit IMs that have been all over the media were exchanged.
     
Perhaps the most disturbing part of all of this now is why did ABC’s Brian Ross lie about this? And, why now are they not correcting their mistake, but instead focusing on how this affects the Republican party, Hastert, and the upcoming election. If this whole scandal is based on non-factual information, then what is really going on here? It is not acceptable for our media to mislead the public especially about charges as serious as pedophilia!
     
I do admit that I haven’t been following this story closely at all, but this latest article out of Oklahoma that has come to my attention is very interesting, IMHO. It has got me wanting to find out more about this whole scandal, and what I’m learning is shocking. I’m personally wondering why Mr. Edmund, who exchanged the IMs with Foley and claims to be a victim, feels he needs a criminal defense lawyer? Why is he not getting a trial lawyer specializing in sexual abuse/assault cases on retainer instead?
     
READ MORE & GET LINKS: Click below…
     
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