Wednesday, December 9, 2009


"Dangerously cold weather keeps icy grip on Colorado"
By Kieran Nicholson

In the article "Dangerously cold weather keeps icy grip on Colorado" by Kieran Nicholson, it talks about how the cold weather is affecting people in Colorado and how we are almost cold enough to break the record. Over these past couple days the lowest the temperature has gotten was to -16 degrees without the wind chill put into consideration. The record low for this week was - 20 degrees in the year 1919, and the average temperature over the years has been somewhere between 45 and 17 degrees. People say they are having car problems in this cold weather because sometimes their cars just do not start in the morning, so that might make them late to work or wherever they are headed. Another thing that is being affected by the cold is people's electronics because one person said they left their Ipod in the car over night and that night it dropped below negative fifteen degrees! When the person got to their car in the morning their Ipod was too frozen to work and to this day has not been able to be turned on. Clearly, there has been some cold weather in Colorado over the past week and people are being effected by this in many different ways.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


"Public policy analyst calls for legalization to aid U.S. economy"

By Ben Kage
In the article "Public policy analyst calls for legalization to aid U.S. economy" by Ben Kage, it tells about how much the legalization of marijuana would help the economy. There were statistics done in 2005 which said that marijuana was the number one cash crop of the U.S. and it produced a little over 35 billion dollars in the market every year. The case of whether to legalize this drug or not still has not been decided, even though more people are opening up to it as a medical prescription. The doctor will give you a prescription for it if you have cancer or to relieve severe pain, in some cases medical marijuana halp breast cancer be fought off. This matters to people all over the world because if it was legalized then the economy would be able to make all of that money they are losing back, which in time would make the economy rise. People get put into jail for smoking marijuana which costs the city and government lots of money each year that they could be spending on something else. The article also showed that marijuana was better for people than smoking cigarettes because it does not have tar and nicotine in it. A couple of the major reasons they have not legalized it is because the alcohol business might crash and so would the tobacco companies. They should not legalize this because it might hurt people's academic scores if it has a long term effect on the brain and we would not want am irresponsible country if people can not make decisions that are good. Clearly, there is a big argument if marijuana should be legalized or not.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


"Usain Bolt Adopts a Cheetah"
By Associated Press

In the video "Usain Bolt Adopts a Cheetah" by Associated Press, Usain Bolt travels to Kenya and adopts a cheetah from a wild animal reserve. The three time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, traveled to Kenya not too long ago for a safari. While he was on his safari he talked about seeing huge bull elephants, tigers, lions and cheetahs. He liked the cheetahs so much that when a cheetah in an animal reserve gave birth to a cub the staff members let him adopt it. The fastest man in the world just adopted the fastest animal in the world and he gave it a very fitting name, Lightning Bolt. He makes a speech to some of the staff and the governor about how great his experiences were in Kenya including the people, animals and also the safari ride. Clearly, Usain Bolt fell in love with cheetahs while in Kenya decided to adopt one while he was there.