Archive: August, 2012

Extreme birthday parties: How much is too much?

Extreme birthday parties: How much is too much?News from CNN: Kids’ party costs are skyrocketing for guests and hosts, Bill Doherty says Gift bags contain more junk; kids get overstimulated and hard to manage Being on the “party circuit” is stressing families’ schedules and budgets There is pressure to make parties perfect, original and a [...]

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Mexican court favors dismissing election appeal

Mexican court favors dismissing election appealNews from U-T San Diego: Jose Luna Ramos, president of the magistrates of Mexico’s Federal Electoral Tribunal gestures at the start of the session in Mexico City, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Three of the seven justices on Mexico’s highest election court, the Federal Electoral Tribunal, recommended Thursday dismissing legal challenges [...]

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Clint Eastwood makes sudden impact at RNC

Clint Eastwood makes sudden impact at RNCNews from USA TODAY: By Susan Davis, USA TODAY Updated TAMPA – Hollywood heavyweight Clint Eastwood made a scene-stealing appearance on the GOP convention stage before a welcoming audience Thursday night ahead of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech for his party’s presidential nomination. By Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images Clint [...]

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Party City Holdings Inc. Releases Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Party City Holdings Inc. Releases Second Quarter 2012 Financial ResultsNews from Sacramento Bee: ELMSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – North America’s largest party retailer, Party City Holdings Inc. (the “Company”), has made available on its secure website (www.pchifinancials.com) the Company’s second quarter 2012 financial results. To access the financial results you must certify that [...]

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Yahoo fires bureau chief for Romney remark

Yahoo fires bureau chief for Romney remarkNews from Boston Globe: Yahoo! News has fired its Washington bureau chief, David Chalian, after he was caught on an open microphone during a webcast of the Republican National Convention Tuesday saying Mitt Romney and the GOP “are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” Chalian’s remark [...]

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Hurricane Forces Evacuation in Louisiana Parish

Hurricane Forces Evacuation in Louisiana ParishNews from New York Times: NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac lumbered ashore late Tuesday and continued to batter the Gulf Coast throughout the night and into the early morning on Wednesday, with sustained winds and heavy rains testing flood-prevention systems that were thoroughly overhauled in the wake of the devastation [...]

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Isaac: Storm nears hurricane strength as it moves toward New Orleans

Isaac: Storm nears hurricane strength as it moves toward New OrleansNews from Washington Post: NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Isaac neared hurricane strength early Tuesday as it swirled through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, pointed toward the fragile lowlands of south Louisiana and the ever-vulnerable city of New Orleans. Isaac, once an [...]

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Block party gets students ready for school year

Block party gets students ready for school yearNews from Imperial Valley Press: With many local students having done their last-minute shopping this past weekend, the El Centro Clear Talk Store teamed up with many other local agencies Saturday to kick off their first back-to-school block party event and school-supplies drive to help local students with [...]

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Gilbert police offer ‘party packs’ for neighborhood events

Gilbert police offer ‘party packs’ for neighborhood eventsNews from Tucson Citizen: Gilbert police offer ‘party packs’ for neighborhood events by The Arizona Republic on Aug. 25, 2012, under Arizona Republic News The Gilbert Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is again offering free “party packs” for community leaders and Block Watch captains who commit to registering [...]

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Oil rises more than $1, tropical storm threatens supply

Oil rises more than $ 1, tropical storm threatens supplyNews from Reuters: Link this Share this …………… continues on Reuters … Read the full article . Related News: Strong earthquake hits off El Salvador coastNews from USA TODAY: GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) – A strong magnitude-7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador and a [...]

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