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PostSubject: THE NEWS IN ENGLISH   Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:48 am

You can read the news in English, you can read this news today ,16th of January , in NEW YORK TIMES

All 155 Escape Jet’s Plunge Into Hudson

A US Airways jetliner with 155 people aboard lost power in both engines, possibly from striking birds, after taking off from La Guardia Airport on Thursday afternoon. The pilot ditched in the icy Hudson River and all on board were rescued by a flotilla of converging ferries and emergency boats, the authorities said.
What might have been a catastrophe in New York — one that evoked the feel if not the scale of the Sept. 11 attack — was averted by a pilot’s quick thinking and deft maneuvers, and by the nearness of rescue boats, a combination that witnesses and officials called miraculous.

As stunned witnesses watched from high-rise buildings on both banks, the Airbus A320, which had risen to 3,200 feet over the Bronx and banked left, came downriver, its fuselage lower than many apartment terraces and windows, in a carefully executed touchdown shortly after 3:30 p.m. that sent up huge plumes of water at midstream, between West 48th Street in Manhattan and Weehawken, N.J

On board, the pilot, Chesley B. Sullenberger III, 57, unable to get back to La Guardia, had made a command decision to avoid densely populated areas and try for the Hudson, and had warned the 150 passengers to brace for a hard landing. Most had their heads down as the jetliner slammed into the water, nose slightly up, just three minutes after takeoff on what was to be a flight to Charlotte, N.C.


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PostSubject: Re: THE NEWS IN ENGLISH   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:30 pm

This is bad news,is bad news from America.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A Los Angeles neighborhood was reeling Tuesday night. Investigators say a man shot and killed his wife and children before turning the gun on himself.

Officers found the seven bodies in the family's Wilmington home Tuesday morning after they got a call from a TV station.

Police say Ervin Lupoe had faxed a letter to KABC saying he and his wife had been fired from their jobs at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and they had planned the killings together.

"I can't state enough, it's a family tragedy and it's our worst fear in these tough times - having people who don't see any alternative, finding a way out of financial problems or job problems," said Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The principal of the school where Lupoe's children attended says the father pulled three of his kids from their classes about a week and a half ago. He told her the family was moving to Kansas.

What do you think?? there are many people who are crazy and desperate or they are sick?
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