Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm said Wednesday that the crisis in the auto industry is urgent, arguing that "the national economy rests on this."
"This industry supports one in 10 jobs in the country," Granholm said Wednesday on CBS' "Early Show." "If this industry is allowed to fail, there would be a ripple effect throughout the nation."
She added: "This government decided that it was going to step in and throw $700 billion at the financial sector. We're just asking for a fraction of that."
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I noticed a strange vehicle driving down Arch Street. It turns out someone was shooting a movie in the city and this 3-vehicle caravan rode up and down the street at least a half dozen times. One of the extras told me it was being shot by Dallywood Films from India.I must admit, in the entire 51 years of my life in the Philadelphia area, this is as close as I've ever been to the Liberty Bell. I've never taken the Independence Hall tour either. Next time.
In Society Hill, near Penn's Landing there is a Korean War Memorial and a Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Mayor Nutter was there earlier Tuesday morning laying a wreath in honor of Veterans Day. I made a point of stopping by, just so I wouldn't forget what day it was.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
AstraZeneca paid for the study, and Dr. Paul Ridker (leader of the study) and other authors have consulted for the company and other statin makers.