Eastern Conference wins 2008 NBA All-Star Game

Monday, February 18, 2008 Eastern Conference 134 128 Western Conference The Eastern Conference defeated their Western Conference counterparts at the 2008 National Basketball Association All-Star Game held at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday. The final score was 134-128. The East took an early 11 point lead in the first 5 minutes, due to an injured Kobe Bryant only playing 2 minutes before sitting on the bench for the rest of the game. "There's one player we really, really missed, and that was Kobe," said West coach Byron Scott. The West later reduc


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Thursday, February 2, 2006 Bathurst Regional Council, the local government responsible for the city of Bathurst and its surrounds in Central Western New South Wales, Australia yesterday revealed it had received a development application for the new Bathurst Base Hospital. The new hospital is to be built behind the current hospital on the same site and is expected to cost the New South Wales government AUD96 million. The Bathurst Hospital will be the first in the Bathurst-Orange-Bloomfield redevelopment project. The new hospital will have 149 beds, up from 85 for the curre


Fuel leak prompts 17,000-vehicle recall by Toyota

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Many infertile American women want sex selection

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Wikinews interviews 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor Candidate Wayne Tseng

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Toronto to have socialized city-wide wi-fi access

Thursday, March 9, 2006 Toronto's public utility, Toronto Hydro Telecom, will make Canada's largest city into a huge wireless hotspot. "This is both an exciting and very important initiative for the city of Toronto", said Toronto's mayor, David Miller. "It puts us on the leading edge of the telecommunications industry nationwide and globally." Toronto Hydro Telecom will offer customers free access for the first six months. After that, it will begin to charge for services. "Wi-Fi technology is the new benchmark for urban living", stated Toronto Hydro president David Dobbin


US automaker bailout deal fails to pass Senate

Friday, December 12, 2008 A US$14 billion bailout package deal for the "Big Three" United States automakers — Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors — has been rejected in the United States Senate after failing a procedural vote. The bill was rejected after bipartisan discussions on the bailout broke down when Republican Party leaders insisted that the United Auto Workers (UAW) union agree to increase wage cuts by next year in order to bring their pay into line with those of Japanese automobile companies in the United States. The UAW refused to meet the demands. The final vot

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