Archive for August, 2008

Exclusive: VP Nominee Sarah Palin Speaks

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Live From Dayton OH Palin - I am honored to be chosen as your running mate The woman of America aren t finished yet

Google & Politics; Democratic Convention; Google Takes On Washington

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Schmidt Internet helped Obama win Democratic nomination Schmidt has been CEO of Google since 2001 Analysis by Eric Schmidt Google CEO

Inside Look: Baton Rouge on Gustav Watch

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Interview with Baton Rouge Area Chamber President CEO Adam Knapp

Air Force Missile Crews Disciplined

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Two officers in charge of classified launch materials for nuclear missiles stationed around Minot Air Force Base lied about destroying the materials and instead took them home And the Air Force has so far only been able to recover one of the two missing classified items since the July 2005 incident An Air Force spokeswoman says the two officers signed documents saying they destroyed the bandage-sized launch components - as is normal procedure But she says the two actually took them home One was turned in in May when the officer admitted to the lie The other has not been recovered but Air Force officials say it poses no security risk The equipment that should have been destroyed is used to detect tampering in the launch control facilities which contain the equipment needed to launch the 150 Minuteman Three Missiles buried around Minot Air Force Base Both officers have been taken off their jobs of watching over nuclear missiles and the Air Force stresses there s no ongoing security risk Also today Air Force officials say three members of a missile crew who fell asleep while in possession of expired missile launch control codes in July have been decertified from missile operations The three two lieutenants and a captain from the 91st Missile Wing fell asleep in a secured crew rest area at the conclusion of a 24-hour shift Six other people involved in the incident have had disciplinary letters placed in their personnel files Finally the Air Force announced today that an inspection of the 5th Bomb Wing conducted early this month found the wing operating safely The inspection came as a followup to last year s incident where nuclear bombs were unknowingly flown from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana

Democrats & Business; Candidate And The Economy

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Which candidate would be the best for America s businesses U S unemployment rate hit 4-year high of 5 7 last month Obama Biden say U S must end tax cuts for large corporations Analysis by Thomas Donohue U S Chamber of Commerce

Shaw Group announces expansion plans

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group plans to bring nearly 3 000 new jobs to the state many in Baton Rouge The company announced plans for a new facility geared to meet a growing global demand for nuclear energy

VIDEO: 3 Kemp’s ridley turtles released

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

This is video from 13News photographer Karen Leimer of the release by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Team of 3 Kemp s ridley turtles that were rehabbed in Va Beach after being taken from the cooling water intake canal of a nuclear generator station by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine New Jersey

Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Top Story
Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games

Giant pandas see baby boom in China s quake-hit Sichuan
70 Chinese plan trips after Olympics survey
Tibetan gov t to pay for losses caused by wild animals
Woman injured in SW China quake that kills three remains in danger
Shanghai bank sees H1 net profit up 149
More than 24 of Chinese chemical fiber producers suffer losses
China to scrap administrative fees for individual-owned businesses
China s first commercial nuclear power plant installed steam generator for expansion
China securities watchdog raises refinancing threshold dividend
Taiwan mulls bridge linking island to mainland

Russia’s Parliament Debate; U.S. May Postpone Nuclear Agreement; EU Will Hold Summit; U.S. Ship Brings Aid To Georgia

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Both houses of Russia s Parliament to debate S Ossetia U S may postpone civil nuclear agreement with Russia FT says EU will hold Summit to discuss Georgia on Sept 1 France says U S ship brings aid to Georgia first of three Report and analysis Ellen Pinchuck of Bloomberg News

U.S. May Postpone Nuclear Agreement

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

U S may postpone civil nuclear agreement with Russia FT says