Monthly Archives: September 2013
WASHINGTON–Federal agencies and departments were ordered near midnight Monday to execute shutdown plans in the absence of a funding bill of keep all of the federal government open. The memo to start an “orderly shutdown” came from Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell. Below, the memo…. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 201 MEMORANDUM FOR THE
President Obama Message on Shutdown (Medium Quality) from The White House on Vimeo.
The White Sox outrighted catcher Miguel Gonzalez to AAA Charlotte on Monday. Gonzalez, 22, received an unexpected callup after Tyler Flowers left the team to have shoulder injury. He played in four games, starting one, and went 2-for-9 after his contract was purchased from Charlotte on September 3. Between AA Birmingham and Charlotte he hit
WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday making sure members of the Armed Forces get paid even if there is a partial government shutdown. From the White House: Obama signed “H.R. 3210, the “Pay Our Military Act,” which provides continuing appropriations for pay and allowances during any period for which interim or full-year appropriations for
Jay Cutler said he “missed some throws that I usually make” in the Bears’ 40-32 loss in Detroit on Sunday. The quarterback threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball on a Ndamukong Suh sack that was recovered and returned for a touchdown. Speaking on his ESPN 1000 radio show Monday night, Cutler praised his offensive
HOW IT WORKS: Pro Football Focus, which nearly a third of the NFL subscribes to, has a complex grading process, looking at every player on every offensive, defensive and special-teams play. Plus or minus grades are given and are based around an average of 0, with each position graded slightly differently. If a player does
Practice squad running back Harvey Unga’s contract was terminated by the team Monday, according to the transaction list on the NFL’s official web site. Unga has been with the Bears for four seasons, but did not appear in a regular-season game. The BYU grad rushed for 3,455 collegiate yards from 2006-09.
Long-troubled actress Amanda Bynes has been moved from the UCLA Medical Center to The Canyon, the upscale rehabilitation facility in Malibu, Calif. that has been a treatment center for many Hollywood stars over the years. Bynes, who may remain under psychiatric care for as long as 18 more months, was recently placed under a long-term
Until yesterday, the Sunday Times (London) was a weekend staple. But for some reason, Helen Fielding and the culture crew across the pond dropped a bomb in this 30-somethings’ cappuccino. Two extracts from the third installment of the Bridget Jones trilogy were published in yesterday’s Sunday magazine and the title character reveals that Mark Darcy