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Wachovia Stock Quote

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Citigroup Inc., the biggest U.S. bank by assets, will acquire banking operations of Wachovia Corp. for about $2.16 billion after shares of the North Carolina lender collapsed under the weight of overdue mortgages.

The all-stock deal equals about $1 a share for the Charlotte-based bank, ranked sixth by assets in the U.S. All depositors will be protected, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which helped broker the takeover by Citigroup. The New York-based bank plans to cut its own dividend in half and raise $10 billion in capital as it takes on Wachovia’s senior and subordinated debt.

Wachovia is the latest casualty of a financial crisis that drove Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Washington Mutual Inc. into bankruptcy and led to the hastily arranged rescues of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Bear Stearns Cos. The purchase gives Citigroup about 3,300 branches and offices in 21 states. Wachovia will continue to own the A.G. Edwards Inc. brokerage and the Evergreen mutual-fund family.

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Sarah Palin Quote Generator

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September 29, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rosh Hashanah 2008, Jewish New Year 2008, Rosh Hashanah Greeting Cards


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Durga Saptashati, Durga Wallpaper, Durga Devi, Maa Durga

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Durga Puja, Durga Puja 2008, Durga Puja Wallpaper

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Zara Nach Ke Dikha, Zara Nach Ke Dikha Grand Finale

Zara Nach Ke Dikha

After 12 weeks of anxiety, applause, criticism, tension, disagreements & drama, the battle of sexes has reached its Grand Finale. Along with high-voltage dance, the show has always been high on strategy and skill sets, where both teams play their best cards to win the trophy for the ‘Champions of the Series’. Keeping a watchful eye on all the movements of the contestants is the none other than masterji SAROJ KHAN, who will join the judges in the finale! But to everyone’s surprise, the culmination of Zara Nachke Dikha takes a bizarre and unexpected turn, as one of the teams opts for a unique way of showing their disapproval. The unforeseen protest leaves all the 3 judges shocked and upset. Watch the biggest battle of the sexes on the dance floor end in a 3-hour nerve-wrecking special on Sunday, September 28 at 8 pm, exclusively on Star One.

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Mahishasura Mardini, Mahalaya Audio Songs

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Artist(s): Mahanadhi Shobana
Lyricist: S. Bharathi Ganesh

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Artist(s): Mahanadhi Shobana
Lyricist: S. Bharathi Ganesh

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Artist(s): Mahanadhi Shobana
Lyricist: S. Bharathi Ganesh

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Lyricist: S. Bharathi Ganesh

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Mahalaya – Mahishasura Mardini

While we don’t mind waking up to Birendra Krishna Bhadra’s baritone for several Mahalayas to come, is Mahishasura Mardini never to see new voices?

Before you picked up today’s paper, you have probably experienced the magic— some rousing Sanskrit recitation, music and a dash of acoustic melodrama — thanks to the reverberating baritone of Birendra Krishna Bhadra. It goes without saying that this show at All India Radio, is what whole of Bengal rises to in the chilly predawn hours of 4 am, to be precise, on the Mahalaya.

Since the early 1930s, Mahalaya has become synonymous with Mahishasura Mardini recited by orator Birendra Krishna Bhadra. But in the Mahalaya morn of 1976, Bengal woke up to what can be called a jolt. “AIR decided to experiment and planned a special show. Uttam Kumar, was roped in to do the chandi path for us. He obliged, but the response we got was far from favourable,” says Ratna Sen, radio presenter with AIR.

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Sarah Palin Got Zoning Aid, Gifts


Sarah Palin

Though Sarah Palin depicts herself as a pit bull fighting good-old-boy politics, in her years as mayor she and her friends received special benefits more typical of small-town politics as usual, an Associated Press investigation shows.

When Palin needed to sell her house during her last year as Wasilla mayor, she got the city to sign off on a special zoning exception — and did so without keeping a promise to remove a potential fire hazard.

She gladly accepted gifts from merchants: A free “awesome facial” she raved about in a thank-you note to a spa. The “absolutely gorgeous flowers” she received from a welding supply store. Even fresh salmon to take home.

She also stepped in to help friends or neighbors with City Hall dealings. She asked the City Council to add a friend to the list of speakers at a 2002 meeting — and then the friend got up and asked them to give his radio station advertising business.

That year, records show, she tried to help a neighbor and political contributor fighting City Hall over his small lakeside development. Palin wanted the city to refund some of the man’s fees, but the city attorney told the mayor she didn’t have the authority.

Palin claims she has more executive experience than her opponent and the two presidential candidates, but most of those years were spent running a city with a population of less than 7,000.

Some of her first actions after being elected mayor in 1996 raised possible ethical red flags: She cast the tie-breaking vote to propose a tax exemption on aircraft when her father-in-law owned one, and backed the city’s repeal of all taxes a year later on planes, snow machines and other personal property. She also asked the council to consider looser rules for snow machine races. Palin and her husband, Todd, a champion racer, co-owned a snow machine store at the time.

Palin often told the City Council of her personal involvement in such issues, but that didn’t stop her from pressing them, according to minutes of council meetings.

She sometimes followed a cautious path in the face of real or potential conflicts — for example, stepping away from the table in 1997 when the council considered a grant for the Iron Dog snow machine race in which her husband competes.

But mostly, like other Wasilla elected officials at the time, she took an active role on issues that directly affected and sometimes benefited her. Her efforts to clear the way for the $327,000 sale of the Palin family home on Lake Wasilla is an example.

Two months before Palin‘s tenure as mayor ended in 2002, she asked city planning officials to forgive zoning violations so she could sell her house. Palin had a buyer, but he wouldn’t close the deal unless she persuaded the city to waive the violations with a code variance.

The Palins, who were finishing work on a new waterfront house on Lake Lucille about two miles away, asked the city for the variance. The request was opposed by one planning official and some neighbors.

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Laura Bush Killing A Man In Texas


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According to her friends it remains the key event which has shaped the character of Texas First Lady Laura Bush.

When she was 17 years old, the future wife of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, then known as

Laura Welch, made a mistake that killed her boyfriend.

On Nov. 5, 1963, at 8 p.m., Laura was driving east on Farm Road 868 in her hometown of Midland en route

to a party. At a dangerous intersection, she allegedly failed to see Mike Douglas, also 17, heading south on State Road 369.

Laura, traveling with her best friend Judy Dykes and allegedly chatting about clothes, collided with Douglas’ Jeep,

which was doorless. He was thrown from the vehicle and broke his neck, dying instantly.

“She didn’t see him, he didn’t see her,” says Dan Harris, who also was cruising Midland that night, with

Laura’s close friend Beverly Girdley.

“It was a terrible accident.”

The Midland City authorities have declined to release the full accident report. They have referred Freedom of Information

requests for release of the document to the attorney general of Texas, who has until May 15 to decide if he will make the report public.

SOURCES in Midland’s City Hall say they have heard Texas Gov. George W. Bush will use his influence to make sure the report is never released.

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September 29, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment