Archives For Government Shutdown


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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The OPCW, the group overseeing the destruction of Syria’s arsenal, receives the coveted award.

2. WHY SOME NATIONAL PARKS MAY REOPEN

Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration says it would allow parks to reopen during the shutdown – as long as states use their own money.

3. AID FREEZE FUELS ANTI-US SENTIMENT IN EGYPT

Still, the nation’s military-backed government is unlikely to pull back from doing things the U.S. favors – such as holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.

4. FARMER SAYS CRUDE WAS BUBBLING 6 INCHES HIGH

The North Dakota man who found a 20,600-barrel oil spill in his field smelled it for days before his tires and combines were coated in it.

5. SECOND US ASTRONAUT TO ORBIT EARTH DIES AT 88

Beyond exploring the heights of space, Scott Carpenter also adventured to the deepest depths of the ocean.

6. VAN GOGH WORKS ON DISPLAY IN DC

The exhibit featuring the artist’s various versions of some of his well-known paintings is a bright spot for museum visitors during the government shutdown.

7. WHO STARTED THE RECYCLING PHENOMENON

There is mounting evidence that our prehistoric ancestors learned to reuse everyday objects.

8. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER’S DEATH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUICIDE

Authorities say Ariel Castro may have died in his prison cell attempting to choke himself for a sexual thrill, and that guards falsified logs.

9. ABANDONED PRISON COMES TO LIFE AT HALLOWEEN

“Terror Behind the Walls” at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia bills itself as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park.

10. VERLANDER PITCHES TIGERS BACK TO AL CHAMPIONSHIP

Detroit will face Boston after blanking Oakland 3-0 in Game 5 of the division series.


Boston College homecoming scheduled for Saturday

Boston College – Army game on, despite shutdown
A senior defense official says U.S. military academy football teams will be on the field this weekend, despite the ongoing government shutdown. Read more here ; http://www.wcvb.com/news/sports/decision-on-bcarmy-game-by-thursday/-/9848968/22240920/-/112i9ybz/-/index.html

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BOSTON -
A Cape Cod cancer patient’s clinical trial has been put on hold because of the government shutdown.

Leo Finn should have been getting a bone scan and signing paperwork for a clinical test Wednesday.

His liver cancer is no longer responding to conventional chemotherapy. Doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were ready to move to the new treatments.

Now, everything is on hold because Food and Drug Administration is shutdown. The agency has to sign off on the clinical trial.

Finn and his wife, Kimberly, say it’s “a matter of life and death” and the irresponsible actions of elected officials is “outrageous and unfair.”

“Where is the FDA? On the golf course? Do we have the track them down there?” Finn asked.

Finn was to have begun the new treatment next week.

“I am angry. This is my husband’s life,” Kimberly Finn said.

The couple has three children. Kim Finn said their children just want their dad to live.


Help

It’s not easy to extend your hand in hopes that you will get the help you so badly need

It’s even harder to make the decision to be the one to help

Sometimes the decision to help is a part of you

You don’t know any different and its second nature to you

Don’t waste time thinking of what others might think because your hand was extended as either the giver or the taker

Think of how you would feel if you didn’t

Don’t feel guilty if you can’t afford to extend your hand

Sometimes you may be the one who needs the help

Be open to receiving help

As long as you are willing in some way to offer help to others in need

Your needs will be answered in some way at some time

We are giving kind

We just need a small reminder sometimes

No one is too good to help nor too good to receive

People are both givers and receivers

Be there for those in their time of need and they will be there for you

Help is always there, all you need is ask

I wrote today’s poem in a tribute to those who are now out of work due to the government shutdown, but it applies to all those in need everywhere at any time.  Bless you all and your families.


Government shutdown begins: Congress fails to agree on spending bill

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