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Entries from August 2007

Belize (and Mexico) under the gun

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

With Category 5 Hurricane Dean bearing down on the coast, the disaster in the making will prove interesting as it unfolds. 3000 people were evacuated from Ambergris Caye/San Pedro. Hurricane Mitch in 1999 caused tremendous damage on the island. With this one gunning just north of Ambergris Caye, the damage may prove […]

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Why you shouldn’t ride China Airlines

August 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Now normally, I like being nationalistic, pro-Taiwan and everything of the sort.  But China Airlines (you could call it the Taiwanese national carrier despite the name China) is a airline that is like ‘persona non-grata’ in my family.  Trips to Taiwan are only allowed on US carriers…namely Northwest Airlines (but United is OK too).  The […]

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HSM 2 followup

August 19th, 2007 · No Comments

yup, big network tv sucks….these days.  Like I noted yesterday, ratings for broadcast TV paled in comparison to the Disney channel…for two days in a row.
“Musical 2″ also dwarfed the broadcast competition to become the most-watched Friday telecast in more than five years. It drew as many viewers as the Big Four broadcast networks combined […]

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HSM 2 breaks cable broadcast records.

August 18th, 2007 · No Comments

wowee…
The follow-up to the phenomenon that was “High School Musical” drew an estimated 17.2 million viewers on Friday night, a figure Disney Channel boasts makes it the most-watched basic cable telecast ever. That’s an eight percent bump from the Sept. 23, 2006 “Monday Night Football” telecast, which gave ESPN the previous record.
Guess I wasn’t the […]

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Upstate Medical University expansion in Binghamton

August 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Dunno how I missed this tidbit of news…

The State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University is considering expanding its Binghamton Clinical Campus, a branch of the medical university’s College of Medicine.

The Binghamton Clinical Campus will need additional space to accommodate SUNY Upstate’s plan to boost its College of Medicine enrollment by 30 […]

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