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Published:June 25th, 2007 13:31 EST
Keeping News Light with Jennifer Hernandez - June 25th Episode

Keeping News Light with Jennifer Hernandez - June 25th Episode

By Jennifer L. Hernandez

Hello Everyone! This is Jennifer Hernandez and you have just tuned into Keeping News Light. A brand new show here at The Student Operated Press, thesop.org. Thank you for joining me today.

This show has been created because many individuals are so busy during the work- week they find it difficult to keep up with the latest news stories and updates surrounding everything from world news to pop culture. This program will help everyone get through the work -week and provide all the information one needs to know to join in water cooler chatter. Think of this as your own, personal source to a “cliff- notes” version of the news. All right, let’s get this started.

In the world of: World News

Judge is stopping use of a New Zealand’s Baby’s name

PeaceKeepers Killed in Lebanon

On the National Front:

Suspects found in the murder of Ohio Mom

Alaska Fire Blazes On

Judge is stopping use of a New Zealand’s Baby’s name (ABC News)
Many individuals have been choosing unique names for their babies. Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple and the lead singer of P.O.D. named his daughter Nevaeh, which is heaven spelled backwards. And two boys in Michigan have the name ESPN, after the sports network. In fact, a judge in New Zealand is putting a stop to unusual names for a couple who named their baby son, 4 Real. Pat Wheaton, the father, said the inspiration for the name came when he and his wife first saw the ultra-sound scan of the baby. Their reaction was, “Are you for real?”. According to Wheaton, “for real” began to sound like viable option for a name. However, when they went to register the name, they were told that numbers could not be used. The judge blocked use of the name claiming that the name is unfair for the child. 

UN PeaceKeepers Killed in Lebanon ( FOX News)
Sunday, June 24th six Spanish UN Peacekeepers were killed and three others wounded in an explosion that targeted the UN. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. According to a senior Lebanese official, a mine may have caused the explosion. However, a security official said the explosion was the result of a bomb placed on the side of the main road located four miles north of the Israeli border.

Suspects found in murder of Ohio Mom (CNN)
On June 13th , pregnant, 26 year old, Jessie Marie Davis went missing. Davis’ mother found her two- year old grandson alone in the home saying that, “Mom broke the table, was crying and is in the rug.” Just this weekend officers charged Bobby Cutts Jr. with two counts of murder, one for allegedly killing Davis and the other for allegedly killing Davis’ baby. Davis was expecting to give birth early this July. Cutts is the father of Davis’ two- year old and he led police to Davis’ body in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Summit County. An autopsy began Sunday. Myisha Ferrell has been charged with obstruction of justice in this case. Apparently, police found large amounts of duct tape and bleach in her home. Ferrell is in custody and will be arraigned Monday as well as Cutts.

Alaska Fire Blazes On (AP)
 Since Tuesday, the Alaskan fire has taken 81 square miles and has destroyed over forty structures. The fire is still strong and threatens nearly 600 homes and cabins. Fire officials have enacted an evacuation order however, many residents are refusing to leave. At the same time, crews are also battling fires in California that have destroyed 12 homes. The fire is a 350 acre forest fire in Lake Tahoe. According to speculation, the Sunday California fire was caused by human activity. A grinder used in the sharpening of a shovel fell on dry grass and began to spark which caused the Alaskan fire. Four hundred firefighters are working hard and long dedicated hours to control these blazes.
 
 
Now Updates in the World of Sports:
Former Major Leaguer Dies at age 38
Barry Bonds hits homerun 747
Sammy Sosa hits homerun 600
And I have the results for the Mets & Yankees from this weekend.
 
Former Major Leaguer Dies at age 38 (AP)
Rod Deck former major league pitcher was found dead in his home, Saturday, by police officers. There is no word yet on cause of death. Deck played for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and ended his career with San Diego.

Barry Bonds hits homerun 747 (AP)
Barry Bonds, outfielder, for the San Francisco Giants hit his 747th homer on Monday June 11th. The homerun came on a 0-1 pitch and traveled an estimated 438 feet, in the fourth inning, bringing in two runs.
Sammy Sosa hits homerun 600 (AP)
Sammy Sosa hits his 600th homerun and joins the ranks of the greats, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and Willie Mays. The homer came in the 7-3 victory the Texas Rangers had over the Cubs. Let’s recreate the moment: Jason Marquis gave up a homerun on a 1-2 pitch to 38 year old Sosa in, the fifth inning.


Mets and Yankee Results (MLB.com)Sunday marked the last day of interleague play for the Mets. They swept the A’s with three straight victories. The Sunday game was a 10-2 victory. This sweep is actually the fourth sweep of a three game series this season, which is a first at Shea. Sunday was an Amazin’ game with a different line-up…Green was at first, Easley in right field. The Mets totaled 14 hits, with three each by Valentin and Gomez.
 
The Yankees lost to the Giants on Sunday, 7-2, in a three game series. Mussina struggled having walked three, struck out five and allowing five hits. And the Yankees’ bats didn’t provide much back up either.
 
Now it’s time for our technology update:
Tech Tools has created the flying alarm. When the alarm sounds, an attached “whirly bird” spins around the room. You need to catch it, return to the cradle in order for the alarm to turn off. So, if anyone has a dad like mine, who loves the snooze button, this is the right alarm for them. Sorry Dad, but it’s true.
 
It’s that part of the program for birthday wishes and shout-outs.
A shout-out, goes out to Juan Hernandez of Bridgeport, CT who turned 48 on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Juan, from your wife and two little girls; just two more years before the big 50!
Do you have a birthday wish, want to thank someone, or just want to give a shout out….well shoot me an e-mail at justaskjl@aol.com.
 
Let’s move to the world of Entertainment:
Checking out this weekend’s box office
Summer Songs hitting the charts
An artist gets mega bucks for art piece
 
Weekend Box Office: (Movies at AOL)
One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, “Evan Almighty”, a comic spin on the Noah’s Ark story, missed the mark. It is reportedly the most expensive comedy ever made costing $175 million. The movie opened at Number 1 but only grossed $32.1 million.
The Movie ‘1408’ came in at the number two spot grossing $20.17 million.

In third place, ‘Fantastic Four’ made $20.15 million.
In fourth place, ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ , $11.3 million.
And fifth place, ‘Knocked Up’, $10.6 million.
 
Top three Summer Songs hitting the charts (BillBoard Charts)

At the number one spot is Rihanna featuring Jay - Z with the song titled Umbrella.

#2 is Shop Boyz with Party Like A Rockstar.
#3 is Fergie with Big Girls Don’t Cry
These are the hottest songs right now…and you definitely need to buy and download the songs or go out and buy the singles.

An artist gets mega bucks for art piece (AOL news)
Damien Hirst’s of Britain is the most expensive living artist. His latest piece was reportedly sold at auction for $19.1 million. The piece… is a giant pill cabinet. Once again, it sold for $19.1 million. Absolutely, amazing.
 
All right, everyone it’s that time of the show to put out two words for the day.

Today’s word of the day is,  roorback: a defamatory falsehood published for political effect.
{Courtesy of Merriam Webster}
And today’s Spanish Word of the day is, azucar: sugar.
 
 
New in the world of Health and Medicine:

Alli is the first FDA approved weight loss drug
WEBMD advises about Bug Spray
 
Alli is the first FDA approved weight loss drug
Alli hit drug store shelves last week as the first FDA approved, over-the-counter weight loss drug. It is tailored with an online plan to help individuals lose weight at a safe and gradual pace. It works by attaching to natural enzymes in the digestive system, prevents it from breaking down a quarter of fat consumed and allows it to pass through the body. The side-effects include but are not limited to jitteriness, sleeplessness and a racing heart. Everyone should consult with their physician.

Alli hit drug store shelves last week as the first FDA approved, over-the-counter weight loss drug. It is tailored with an online plan to help individuals lose weight at a safe and gradual pace. It works by attaching to natural enzymes in the digestive system, prevents it from breaking down a quarter of fat consumed and allows it to pass through the body. The side-effects include but are not limited to jitteriness, sleeplessness and a racing heart. Everyone should consult with their physician.

WEBMD advises about Bug Spray
This summer make sure to follow the directions on bug spray to the T. Do not apply sprays over cuts, wounds or irritated skin. Do not use under clothing. Once you return indoors wash sprayed areas with soap and water. To apply on face, spray hands first and then apply. Picaridin, which is the oil of lemon eucalyptus, should not be used on children younger than 3 years old.
 
Now is the time for the Quote of the Day:
“Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.” - St. Therese of Lisieux

All right everyone, that’s it for now. Thank you for spending some time with me today and I will see everyone back here tomorrow. And don’t forget to check out all the great information, The Student Operated Press has to offer, at thesop.org, and also take some time to check out the lovely and talented, my home-girl, Judyth Piazza, on The American Perspective also at the SOP. If you have any comments, questions, would like me to add something to my radio program, you can email me at justaskjl@aol.com.

Once again, thanks for joining me. This is Jennifer Hernandez, Keeping News Light, and reminding you to have a great day and to keep smiling! Take care.