December 30, 2011 |
The Consumer Electronics Association, organizer of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has revealed it expects this coming January's event to play host to the launch of "30 to 50 new ultrabooks. " In spite of the downbeat global economy and the fact we already have five ultrabooks from the major manufacturers, Shawn DuBravac from the CEA have informed PC Pro that a deluge of new laptops is yet to come. We've already seen some evidence of Fujitsu and Lenovo's ...
February 17, 2010 |
This is the last time we write about this, promise. But it turns out that a week before the super-liberal TED crowd was shocked by comedian Sarah Silverman's repeated use of the word "retarded" on stage (so much so that TED organizer Chris Anderson tweeted how "god-awful" she was ), she had agreed to donate her time to a fundraiser for children with Down syndrome .She was ridiculing Sarah Palin's whole argument that the word "retard" can't be used. The crowd, mostly bay area wine and cheese liberals, should have been...
March 22, 2012 |
The students stood silently on the Howard University quad Thursday night and grasped red bags of Skittles high over their heads in memory of Trayvon Martin . Martin, a 17 year-old African American teen, was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., last month by George Zimmerman , a neighborhood watch volunteer who said he suspected Martin of mischief. Martin was unarmed, carrying a bag of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea. Martin's shooting has sparked nationwide furor, a federal civil rights...
April 27, 2009 |
About 150 people marched from Dupont Circle to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund yesterday, waving signs and chanting slogans to condemn what they consider the unjust policies of the IMF and the World Bank. Sweat dripping off their foreheads on an unusually hot April day, the protesters made their way down Connecticut Avenue, chanting "World Bank, IMF, Stop the war, drop the debt!" as a handful of D.C. police officers on bicycles pedaled alongside them. ...
January 16, 2012 |
Judith and David Pryor are accustomed to being the strong ones. Their only son, Hampton, was born 16 years ago with a severe genetic disorder called Mowat-Wilson syndrome, a rare condition that makes him unable to walk, talk or use his hands. And while Judith credits her friends and family with providing an excellent support system, the couple — married for 20 years this May — describe themselves as fiercely independent. "I think I'm pretty notorious for not asking for help," says...
June 24, 2011
Ruth Lugar, a teller from 1974 to 1981 for what is now Bank of America, died May 20 of ovarian cancer at Homewood at Crumland Farms, a nursing home in Frederick. She was 94. Mrs. Lugar, who worked at the bank's White Oak branch, had previously spent several years as a paid fundraiser for the Montgomery County Heart Association and American Lung Association. Ruth Swomley, a Frederick native, graduated from Frederick High School in 1933 and from Frederick's Hood College in 1937.