Daily Archive: November 1, 2012

National

Obama: ‘We’re going to be here for the long haul’

by Julie Pace BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP)—President Barack Obama inspected Sandy’s devastation from high above Wednesday, viewing flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a still-burning fire along the battered New Jersey coastline. GIVING ASSURANCES—President Barack Obama, center, and Federal Emergency Management administrator Craig Fugate, left, watch as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second from left, meets with local residents at Brigantine Beach Community Center, Oct. 31, in Brigantine, N.J. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was waiting when Air Force One landed, and he and Obama, two figures in blue windbreakers, walked together toward the president’s helicopter to begin their tour. It was a tableau that seemed impossible a week ago—a president struggling to defend his economic record in a tight election, flying off to a non-battleground state to spend the afternoon in the company of the man who delivered the keynote address at Romney’s Republican National Convention this summer.

National

Police: 10-year-old boy sorry he shot neo-Nazi dad

by Gillian Flaccus RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP)—The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader casually told police he had shot his father as he slept but then became agitated in the back of a patrol car and asked an officer if his father would survive, a police officer said. NEO-NAZI LEADER—In this Oct. 22, 2010 photo, Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker, File) Officer Michael Foster, who responded to the call of a shooting death on May 1, 2011, testified Tuesday on the first day of the boy’s murder trial in Riverside County juvenile court.

National

Widow: Man who killed Texas pastor mentally ill

FOREST HILL, Texas (AP)—The man who rammed his car into a Fort Worth-area church then beat the pastor to death with an electric guitar apparently suffered from a mental illness, his widow said. DISTRAUGHT—Hundreds of distraught church members gather at the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church, Oct. 29, in Forest Hill, Texas, after the church’s founding pastor was killed by an attacker who rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor and beat him with an electric guitar, according to police. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Pauly Moseley) Speaking after a prayer vigil for Rev. Danny Kirk Sr. Tuesday night, Shanellia Harris Birdow said she does not know why Derrick Anthony Birdow attacked the minister the previous day. She is a member of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, but he had only attended a few times and did not know the pastor, she said.

Entertainment

Review: Denzel soars as troubled pilot in ‘Flight’, Tunie co-stars

by Christy Lemire (AP)—If “Flight” weren’t so exceptionally crafted and acted, this tale of self-destruction and eventual redemption might feel like the sort of feel-good fare you’d see on the Lifetime Movie Network, or even a 12-step-program promotion. NEW THRILLER—Denzel Washington portrays Whip Whitaker in a scene from “Flight.” Washington plays an airline pilot who, despite being hung-over, drunk and coked-up, manages to bring down a rapidly deteriorating plane in a daring emergency landing on what should have been a routine flight between Orlando, Fla., and Atlanta. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Robert Zuckerman)

Sports

Crunch Time…Can the Steelers seal the deal against Eli, Giants?

by Aubrey Bruce After the Pittsburgh Steelers defense manhandled the Washington Redskins and their All-World rookie phenom, the multi-talented Robert Griffin III or RGIII as he is more commonly known, they seem to be back in the saddle again. Now a few of the “chicken hawks” have again sanctified their Heinz Field prayer beads and re-ordained the Steelers defense, gray hair and all as the ones. ANOTHER HUNDRED YARD GAME—Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27), left, gets a handoff by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) in the third quarter Oct. 28, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright) Well Tonto say; “not so fast Keemosabe, the drought still not over here in the middle of the AFC North desert.”

Business

Myths and Millionaires

by Arnold Hiatt As every good businessman knows—including Gov. Romney with whom I had been associated as a limited partner at Bain Capital Ventures—the soundness of a company and its ability to create jobs does not rest on lower taxes or tax avoidance—for the company or its senior management. ARNOLD HIATT