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.

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:
Izzy S .
10/3/2011 10:01:59

Last week , a federal judge in Alabama made a new decision about Immigrants . It was law that schools had to allow illegal immigrants . The new Alabama law says that the schools now have to check the immigrant status of the kids before enrolling now . A lot of illegal immigrants miss school and just do not go . The schools however will continue to call the parents and let them know that it's nothing to worry about .

15&16th Centuries - Spanish soldiers and explorers marched in the 15th centuries in what is now Alabama , but left no permanent settlements .

1970 - Hispanics have marked their placed in jobs at increasing numbers and expand through the states .

1980 - The number of Hispanics has increased from 13,000 to 34,000 .

2005 - Alabama's Hispanic population has reached around 100,000 .

June 2011 - A judge just passed a new immigration law in Alabama for schools .

I don't think that any school's should let illegal immigrants in . I think that they should stay in their own countries to finish school .

knight l.
10/3/2011 10:02:05

bernard berrian engeged in a twitter war with a few people,among them a state lawmaker who has co-authored a bill to aid the construction of new stadium for the team."Anytime u wanna watch the film with me. Not just one game but all of them," Berrian wrote, "and if not sit down n shut up!!" another Twitter user mentioned to Berrian that Kriesel lost his legs while serving overseas -- Kriesel was wounded in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.

And i think that Berrian shouldn't have said that but he didnt know that the guy didn't have any legs. But he shouldn't told him "he Shouldn't have opened his mouth"

Rashed B
10/3/2011 10:04:14

there was a fire in Arizona because they changed forest ecosystems in the southwest fires have gotten everything change the fires are getting a new plan called the for forest restoration is making forest bigger i guess but it coast some money.

in June 25th 2011 a fire had burned 537,200 acres the fire was 70 percent contained. in June 22 2011 Fire has burned 529,825 acres 58 percent contained. Southern flank of fire still difficult breached control lines Tuesday in Raspberry Creek area.June 21 2011 527,774 acres burned 56 percent was contained.June 18th 2011 fire was burned 500,409 acres so far 38 percent was contained. A lot of fire happen in Arizona so my reaction is dang but they going to plant more trees that what they said.

Matthew P.
10/3/2011 10:14:27

Starbucks had started a program called jobs for the USA. They say that it 100% of the loans will go toward companions and organization's that can add jobs or stem job losses. Starbucks declined to say how much money they plan to raise for the program. Customers that give will get a red wight and blue wristband that has indivisible on it. Some history on Starbucks is that it was founded in 1971 by three friend's. Well in my opinion this is good because it can help jobs for people. But it is also bad because it is taking a lot of mony from some people.

Blake S.
10/3/2011 10:46:59

The people on facebook can see everything you do. People are mad people can see what they do. The people who made facebook can trace stuff you do on it. Some people think that it's an invasion of their privacy. Oct. 12, 2009 Woman got arrested for facebook 'poke'. Oct. 12, 2009 Burglar Arrested After Checking Facebook during Robbery. December 14, 2010 Foolish Facebook Chat Gets Man Arrested as Possible Terrorist. September 2, 2011 Facebook Fight Spills Into Streets Causing 50-Person Brawl, 6 Teens Arrested. January 30, 2010 Atlanta man arrested for photographing cop chatting on Facebook. My opinion is that people agreed to the terms. So why are they mad when they agreed to it?

Steven R.
10/3/2011 11:04:45

Dozens of neighbors have protested against it, and one person even threw a rock. Although Caddell initially put up a wooden lattice and fences to shield the flag from view, she has now raised the flagpole higher than the fences so the flag can be seen, the AP reports. Caddell insists the flag is part of her Southern heritage — her ancestors fought for the Confederacy — and says she’s not taking the flag down any time soon. South Carolina 20 miles from where the Civil War began, Annie Chambers Caddell has flown a Confederate flag from her porch for years.It took a year to stop this. I think she would be aloud to do it should not matter if she could fly the rebel flag

jordon w
10/3/2011 11:09:59

so far there is no agreement to the nba lockout and that no basketball players can enter the training arenas basketball arenas says David Stern and that there will be more rules added to the lockout says Stern and that they had a great year

January 20, 2011:
The owners and union agree to meet again during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

April 2011:
The league follows up with a new proposal to the union.

June/July 2011:
Conversation continues as both sides conduct meetings during the NBA Finals. As time ticks down to the expiration of the CBA, the league relaxes a bit on its insistence on non-guaranteed contracts.

September 7, 2011:
Meetings continue with another six-hour session. Both sides remain cautious not to portray any optimism, but Knicks guard Roger Mason Jr., a member of the players' executive committee, wrote "Looking like a season. How u" on his Twitter page. He later deletes the Tweet, stating his account was hacked.

September 29, 2011:
Kobe Bryant reportedly agrees to a 10-game, $3 million deal with Italian team Virtus Bologna.

"Italy is my home. It's where my dream of playing in the NBA started. This is where I learned the fundamentals, learned to shoot, to pass and to (move) without the ball," Bryant told Gazzetta dello Sport, an Italian newspaper.

The deal would allow Bryant to return to the Lakers immediately if the lockout ends.

September 30, 2011:
With star players such as Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce on hand, the union and owners resume labor discussions. Fisher labels the meeting Video "engaging" but no deal is struck.

"We feel it helps the process for our teams to hear directly from a lot of times their star players, their franchise players, the guys who mean the most to our game," Fisher said.

According to reports, a tense exchange occurred between Wade and Stern after Wade, frustrated with the proceedings, felt he was disrespected by the commissioner.

i think that the nba lockout should have ended by now.

and i think that the couches should get half or a little more than the players

Anthony R
10/3/2011 11:16:50

My article is about Obama getting his job bill.Congress is going today have this vote next month.He is talking to different congress people to get this bill passed.He will press capital hill leaders for it.

10/3/2011 11:17:01

1.Losing weight and getting fit can reduce breast cancer.
2.Staying fit will decrease the risk of breast cancer.Age,race,family history,puberty,and menopause strongly shape the risk that women cant control.To decrease the risk of breast cancer you should stay at an average weight throughout the adult life.Women that gain 21 to 30 pounds after the age of 18 could be at risk of breast cancer.

10/3/2011 11:18:43

The Jawbone Jambox is a personal speaker that produce Bluetooth headset and for hands free calling.The jambox can be hook up to the computer with a usb cord and has software to keep it up to date.The Jambox can pair via Bluetooth with a smartphone can take calls as they come in through a microphone in the speaker. It's a great tool for conference calls too.The price for a Jawbone Jambox will be 200$. The Jawbone Jambox was release date was 11/5/2010 and got popular by 1/10/2011.My reaction to this product was i never would had thought a speaker would be so popular.The Jambox sold out pretty quick for it was 200$.

Tyler M
10/3/2011 11:59:14


This artical is about Obama expanding the growth of jobs for people that cant get jobs.Obama has been trying to get more money to smaller businesses so they have much more money flow to there they are going to have a vote to see if people agree with what Obama is trying to do.So there for if the vote passes then more businesses can get more money to be successful.

February 5, 1990 - Barack Obama becomes the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.

1995 November 7, 1995 - Barack Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, dies of ovarian cancer.

1st 1998 Barack and Michelle Obama's first daughter is born. She is named Malia Ann.

2nd 1998 Barack and Michelle Obama's first daughter is born. She is named Malia Ann.

2002 Barack Obama is reelected to the Illinois Senate.

2005 January 4, 2005 - Barack Obama is sworn as a U.S. senator.

Obama was a good U.S senator that wanted the best 4 all the people. i think that hes should keep doing what hes doing and passing good laws that help lots of people and there families.

Max D.
10/3/2011 12:13:50

Rage a Shooting-game pioneer id Software aims to be a great game. id Software is improving the game and making it more spaced out. The company came a long way from first working on games like the quake and doom sires.Rage's setup: As an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in 2029, the government creates a project to put a select group of people into cryogenic sleep and bury them deep underground, in pods that would re-emerge decades later, after the asteroid's damage abated.

Published Doom
Published quake
Published quakelll
Published Doom 3
Published Quake 4

I think that id software is a very good business. I have enjoyed some of there games and they have been around for a long time.

Tricia B.
10/3/2011 12:14:24

Facebook changes that expose personal information without giving users the chance to choose what information they want shared with the world. Facebook does use tracking cookie technology to monitor and correlate users' Web activities, just as Google and other online ad networks and analytic firms commonly do. Crime gangs will almost certainly tap into the richer information Facebook users divulge about themselves to trick victims into infecting their PCs with a virus. Facebook has technical systems that operate behind the scenes to flag suspicious behavior and slow it down or block it entirely.

jade b
10/3/2011 12:14:28

Collages and states faced a public backlash when they banned caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as the four loko which has been lead to dozen of students hospitalized.but the university of of new hampshire had a tougher time this week getting behind this announcement that it would stop selling regular energy drinks on campus.

My opinion is they should let college students keep energy drinks because they have to walk all around campus to get to there class and have to carry heavy books and they need energy boost to do all of that.

Tyler P.
10/3/2011 12:14:55

As a possible preperation for the Winter Olympics in 2022-two of the largest ski resorts in California are combining forces this winter.The merger of Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley and USA,host of the 1960 winter olympics,and its quieter nearby competitor,Alpine Meadows means lift tickets and ski passes will be good at both resorts.The ski area will be connected via shuttle bus,but there is no immediate plan to link them via chairlift or tram.The two combined resorts will control 6,000 acres,making it the largest ski resort at the continent,Ralf Garrison said.

My opinion on the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort coming in winter is that this is not a big deal to me,but if it was,I would that going there would be an awesome opportunity for me because of two of the greatest ski resort merged together to form one cool thing for me to try out.That's all I have to say about that.

Jordan B.
10/3/2011 12:15:07

My article is about a 24 year old American born suicide-bomber that attempted to blow up an airplane. He apparently had a bomb stitched into his underwear. When he pressed the switch to activate the c-4, it did not explode it just caught on fire. A man that sat across the seat from him saw smoke, then flames. He then shouted "Terrorist" and he was then tackled and held by security until the plane landed. Trial is set to begin today and he will be defending himself.

2001 Ahmed Salli shamed Joined Al-Queda.

June 18, 2009- Attempted bombing happened.

October 3, 2011 trial set for Ahmed.

My reaction was wow. How could you try and kill multiple people and your self. I think it is foolish.


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