Monthly Archives: December 2013

Exclusive: Family Of Al Qaeda Hostage Warren Weinstein Frustrated, But Ever Hopeful After New Tape

Family Meals Matter: Off to a good start

“Who am I to do that?” Elaine said. “The things that they say are things that a normal person can’t do. The requests they have are out of our realm.” Elaine said the U.S. government says it’s doing what it can, but won’t tell her more about efforts to get her husband back. Jennifer Lynn Coakley, Weinstein’s daughter who also spoke with “Good Morning America,” said the “hardest thing” for her is trying to explain her fathers’ situation to his grandchildren. “Our son’s too young to really tell him what’s going on,” Coakley said, tearing up.
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Family’s online bid to bring Hamid Ansari back from Pakistan

Bake for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom. Flip the slices over and bake for 3-4 minutes longer. 10. Transfer to warmed plates or a platter, if desired, dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup. BAKED APPLES Total Preparation Time: Less than 15 minutes Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Number of Servings: 4 (73 calories/serving) Ingredients: 2 large apples, cored and cut in half 2 teaspoons lemon juice Canola spray with butter flavor (or butter) 1/8 cup water Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Treat an ovenproof dish with non-stick cooking spray.
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However, after sailor Sunil James was released from a Togo jail last week, they have decided to launch this campaign. Many people supported James cause and they launched petitions to campaign for his release. His cause was also backed by many ministers and this obviuosly helped in his release. Im hoping that a signature campaign of this sort will help me bring back my son. I will be approaching a few MPs for support, said Fauzia Ansari, Hamids mother. Hamid had gone to Kabul in Afghanistan for a job interview in November 2012. When his parents did not hear from him for a while, they learnt through Facebook posts and conversations that he had allegedly entered Peshawar in Pakistan without valid documents to rescue a friend who was being forced to marry against her wishes. The MBA graduates story was reported by dna in April.
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Bahrain Frees Opposition Chief But Bans Him From Travel

The prosecution had ordered the release of the head of the opposition Al-Wefaq bloc after he had been summoned on Saturday, but “forbade him from any travel for the purposes of the investigation,” he added. During his questioning, Salman had been asked about the content of a speech he gave on Friday. The attorney general said Salman was charged with “inciting hatred against a religious community” in the Sunni Muslim-ruled country during the address. He was also alleged to have “accused institutions of the state of engaging in illegal practices”. The speech was followed by “disturbances, acts of violence and aggression against the security forces that caused injuries in their ranks,” the chief prosecutor added. Six opposition groups including Al-Wefaq have issued a statement denouncing Salman’s detention as an “attack on freedom of expression in Bahrain”. Al-Wefaq, the most important opposition grouping in Shiite-majority Bahrain, wants a constitutional monarchy in the Gulf nation ruled by the Al-Khalifa dynasty. It repeatedly says it rejects violence, but the authorities in turn blame its supporters for the trouble.
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Your Weekly Travel Zen: The Best Travel Photos Of 2013

Bang Bao Bay Pier, Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand. –Anders Lewis Los Angeles, California. –Elisha-Rio P. Apilado Lausanne, Switzerland. – Elisha-Rio P. Apilado Paris, France. –Elisha-Rio P.
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Sun Travel gets military contract

They did, and with Travco came the Defense Department small business set-aside contract to handle travel for four Air Force bases in Montana, Idaho, Utah and Washington. Paul Coleman says Sun Travel has survived the sea change in the industry as people began making their own travel arrangements on the Internet by offering great service to customers planning complicated vacation trips and cruises. Over half of Sun Travels sales are still in airline tickets for business and personal travelers. Its service after the sale, he said. If you have a problem before, during or after your trip, you have a professional who can jump in and help. We have 24/7 emergency travel service so if youre stranded by weather or a disaster, were available to help. And going through a travel agent will still get you the lowest travel, hotel and car rental prices, he says, because of the relationships travel agencies have with vendors, including airlines and hotel chains. The Internets not going to call you back and tell you if the fare for your flights gone down, Coleman said. We also have the ability to unblock seats. In the mid-1990s, travel agencies were hit hard when airlines began cutting back the commissions they had paid agencies for booking flights.
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Family Buys Beats By Dre Headphones At Walmart, But Finds Cans Of Tuna Instead

Steve spoke to KCPQ Q13 Fox News and said, This is what I picked up here and it was wrapped in plastic. So I thought they were legit. But when the family went to a local Walmart store they were offered an upsetting resolution. Carmen Lopez (KCPQ) Carmen told the station, Wal-Mart had said they would only give us a refund, at least the store did which didnt sound right, because I just really want my headphones at this point. Because I was really looking forward to them. The refund actually wouldnt even cover the current cost of the headphones at Walmart, since they were discounted when originally purchased. The Lopezs reached out to the Walmart corporate office and are waiting to hear back.
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Dollar General, Family Dollar Stores, and Dollar Tree Stores: Which One Should be in Your Portfolio?

McMath remains on life support at Children’s Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, she had tonsil surgery on Dec. 9 to help her with sleep apnea but began bleeding and experienced cardiac arrest later that night. Doctors declared her brain dead on Dec. 12. AP Douglas Straus, a lawyer for the hospital, said in a letter made public Friday that before the hospital would comply with the family’s request to move Jahi, it would need to speak directly with officials at any nursing home to make sure they understand her condition, “including the fact that Jahi is brain dead” – and to discuss needed preparations, including transportation. “Children’s Hospital will of course continue to do everything legally and ethically permissible to support the family of Jahi McMath. In that regard, Children’s will allow a lawful transfer of Jahi’s body in its current state to another location if the family can arrange such a transfer and Children’s can legally do so,” Straus wrote in the letter. He also said the Alameda County coroner needed to sign off on the move “since we are dealing with the body of a person who has been declared legally dead.” The letter was sent to Dolan after Dolan said he was preparing a federal civil rights lawsuit to force the hospital to outfit Jahi with breathing and feeding tubes.
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Family says they’ve found nursing home for brain-dead teen

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However, based on store traffic trends, Family Dollar issued weak guidance for the upcoming quarter. Family Dollar expects earnings in the range of $0.65-$0.75 a share for the first quarter and it also expects comps to decline in the low-single digit range. Based on Family Dollar’s weak performance, analysts and commentators are speculating about the takeover of Family Dollar by its biggest rival, Dollar General. Dollar General is undergoing rapid expansion The merger of Dollar General and Family Dollar would, in fact, create the largest small-box retailer in the U.S. and also strategically position the combined company to offer good competition to Wal-Mart’smove of opening neighborhood stores. The scale of combined operations would also offer stiff competition to drugstores.
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