Today you are to investigate one current news event.  For this you can either read an article from an online newspaper (links are below) or watch a video from a network news station (links below). 

Steps to complete your assignment:
  1. Find an article
  2. Read or watch the story
  3. Summarize the story in 4-6 sentences
  4. Create a time line for your story with at least 5 dates/events (if you cant find 5 dates research the topic and find out some history on it)
  5. Write a 2 sentence response to your summary.  Include your reaction to reading the article.
  6. Post your article on the comment section of this blog post and include the link to your article or video.
Newspaper links:
Blake S.
10/31/2011 02:45:05 am

Kids love the new movie called "Puss In Boots". Puss in boots is from Shrek. People say Puss In Boots is really funny. Kids were really quiet when they watched the movie in theaters. Puss in boots was first released into theaters on October 7, 2011. Puss in boots was first featured in Shrek 2, on 2004. Shrek: Forever After came out on May 20, 2010. The first Shrek came out on May 18, 2001. When Puss In Boots is gonna come out on DVD is unknown. I want to see this movie now. It seems pretty cool.

10/31/2011 02:53:38 am

bOO At the zoo not so scary

boo at the zoo is a place were little kids up to 7 years old go to the zoo.they have to watched by there parent as they go trough the zoo looking at animals and collecting candy.parents are not required to drees up but they do.because this is not a scary event parents are not allowed to wair masks.they broke the record in boo at the zoo history by having 5,900 people attending.

boo at the zoo began 22 years ago.more than 300,000 people have atended boo at the zoo.

i think that this is a good event for the little kid because they dont need to be knocking door to door at that young age.i think they should keep this event forever cause there are lots off young kids in akron

Jenna C.
10/31/2011 03:00:57 am

The article I read was about a hommicide in Cleveland. Police were contacted late Saturday night to investigate "unknown trouble." The police called parametics and was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is not being released at the moment untill his family is notified.

The homicide rate has seemed to decrease in the past years. It seems to be increasing again.

10/31/2011 03:44:15 am

The artical i read is about how many people they have busted with drugs and how they can crack down on drugs to decrease the drug count.

I was shocked by how many people that had been busted.

10/31/2011 03:46:35 am

There was a Shooting,in Akron Sunday.Raymond D. Bushner Was accused of the crime . He supposedly Shot a 43-year old man in the chest . The Man is Currently being held in the hospital . The doctors say the state his injury is not life threatening . Raymond has not been caught by police yet , and they say to consider him " Armed and Dangerous ".

My Response to this was.. What was the cause,or reason why Raymond had to shoot the man . The Reporter said it was cause by a Argument BUT, I think there's more behind it?

Tyler M
10/31/2011 03:46:47 am

Officials Bust Drug-Smuggling

This article is about trying to get drug deals from other country's getting to the us. Like from Mexico. Mexico has been sending drugs to the us from cars planes and bags. to this day the US still has trouble trying to stop drug-smuggling to the US.
I think that even though mexico is still sending drugs into the US. I think the US patrol should should search way better in the cars the cases and all of the opining spots it could be in.

Max D.
10/31/2011 03:50:39 am

Hack's now make large scale sabotage possible. Hack's are now affecting not only the digital, but the real world too. hack's in the last few months show the danger to operators of power plants, water systems and other important places around the world. There is no way of knowing what is coming next.

2001: Microsoft becomes a victim of a new hack to there system

2004 July: North Korea said to have trained 500 hackers who successfully crack South Korean, Japanese, and their allies' computer systems.

2007 June 13: FBI Operation Bot Roast finds over 1 million botnet victims

2008 March 7: Around 20 Chinese hackers said to have got access to the world's most sensitive sites, including The Pentagon

2011 September: Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE made world record in defacement history by hacking 700,000 websites in one shot.

I don't know the resin for hacking but i do find it to be very wrong. I also think that in the soon future we will have the technology to get rid of hacking

Tricia B.
10/31/2011 04:02:04 am

Ashley Irene White Stumpf the frist female soldier in region to die in combat. She was killed on Oct. 22 in Afghanistan. She died at the age of 24. She was a KSU freshman when she joined the Ohio Army National Guard. She was struck by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province.

Marrid before she went back to Iraq

joined North Carolina National Guard in 2009

Died on Oct. 22

Oct. 31 was her funeral.

Tyler P.
10/31/2011 04:02:21 am

The article I will be summerizing is called "Lions,tigers,and other big cats".

First,I will be presenting tigers.Tigers are used for "tiger bone" wine and Asian medicines.Tigers keep populations in check.

Next,lions.Lions,like tigers,keep poulations in under control AS WELL as playing a role in keeping migrations going.Lions,alike tigers,and other wild cats keep prey species vital and alert.

Ths is presenting all cats.Without top predators,prey populations will boom and strip vegitation and later collapse from illness and starvation.For example,at Yellow Stone National Park,elk devoured stream-protecting cottonwoods without wolves.The only way for the habitat to repopulate properly, is to leave the predators alone to recover so that no species suffers.

A history line-up to represent the cat population over the past half-centaury:

Lions are down to about twenty-five thousand in the African wild,where four hundred fifty thousand formerly roamed.

Leopards are down to fifty thousand,from seven hundred fifty thousand.

Cheetahs number to about fifteen thousand,from forty-five thousand.

Tigers number about three thousand in the wild,down from fifty thousand total.Perhaps only twelve hundred breeding females exist in the wild.

With that, my summary on "Lions,tigers,and other big cats.


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