Daily Archive: November 9, 2012

Business

The good news in rising unemployment rate

by Chris Isidore (CNN)—Sometimes, an increase in the unemployment rate is good news for the economy. October was one of those months. The rise, to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September, was due to more people entering the job market. Many of those who had stopped searching for work were encouraged enough by the economy to start looking once again.

Sports

OVERTIME

:10 Listen, if you want some more Overtime for the next four years, you gotta VOTE…VOTE…VOTE!!! If Obama is out, I am out, too! :09 Laker haters, yeah, I’m talking to you, you can shut-up now. We got the first win on the way to the NBA championship in the can thanks to the help of the Detroit Pistons. BILL NEAL

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Lifestyle

D Day at TLC

October 21 was D Day at The Lord’s Church in Monroeville. Reverend Claudette Dennis is affectionately called Pastor D by her congregation. On the third Sunday in October, her 10th year of pastoring the church was celebrated with a two-part celebration. There was a 10 a.m. service followed by a celebration dinner and a 4 p.m. service; both services featured Pastor Neville Billy of Raise His Praise Worship Center, in Roswell, Ga., as the keynote speaker. CELEBRATING 10 YEARS—Rev. Claudette Dennis with guest, Rev. Barbara Gunn

National

Election protest at Ole Miss escalates, 2 arrested

by Holbrook MohrAssociated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. WE ARE ONE–A large gathering of students, faculty and staff participate in the “We are One Mississippi” candlelight walk on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The walk was organized to condemn a Tuesday night protest against the re-election of President Barack Obama, during which some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, according to a statement from the university. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Alex Edwards)

Health

Obama’s health care overhaul turns into a sprint

by Ricardo Alonso-ZalvidarAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The long slog has turned into a sprint. President Barack Obama’s health care law survived the Supreme Court and the election; now the uninsured can sign up for coverage in about 11 months. HISTORIC LEGISLATION–In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama reaches for a pen to sign the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama’s re-election has guaranteed the survival of his health care law. Now the administration is in a sprint to the finish line to put it into place. In just 11 months, millions of uninsured people can start signing up for coverage. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

National

Obama’s big Hispanic win worries Republicans

by Nicholas RiccardiAssociated Press Writer DENVER (AP) — Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing. EARLY OBAMA SUPPORTER–Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Oct. 20, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods of Las Vegas, unemployment is high and home values are down. But President Barack Obama’s immigration stand has locked in support from a fast-growing demographic group that has been trending sharply Democratic in the wake of increasingly hard-line Republican positions on immigration. Part of the reason is his executive order that allows people brought into the country illegally as children to avoid deportation if they graduate high school or join the military. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Lifestyle

Rihanna a rock star on Victoria’s Secret catwalk

by Samantha CritchellAP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world’s top models. FINALE–Singer Rihanna, center, celebrates during the finale of the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Nov. 7, in New York. The show will be Broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Lifestyle

Fashion Watch…First lady repeats

It’s clear that the first lady of the United States has no problem shopping in her closet. On the night of the big win FLOTUS pulled out a frock that she had worn before. The Michael Kors metallic burgundy patterned knee length dress? She first wore the dress to a White House party in December, 2009 and then again for the Medal of Honor presentation ceremony in November 2010. On Tuesday she added a cropped black sweater. FIRST FAMILY–President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Sports

Quick Kick…Ides of March

Caesar: “Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music cry “Caesar!” speak” Soothsayer: “Beware the ides of March.” Caesar:“What man is that?” Brutus: “A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.” (Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15–19) WILLIE COLON