Written by administrator on September 5th, 2012
Gunman kills 1 at rally for new Quebec premier
News from Seattle Post Intelligencer:
MONTREAL (AP) — A gunman opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec’s new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage while giving her speech and uninjured.
It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the French-speaking province from Canada. Police identified the gunman only as a 50-year-old man and said he opened fire in the back of the hall while Marois was giving her victory speech to hundreds of supporters at the Metropolis auditorium. The gunman then fled outside where he set a small fire before he was captured, police said.
Police said they didn’t know the gunman’s motive, but said that as he was being dragged toward the police cruiser, t…………… continues on Seattle Post Intelligencer
A confident Michelle Obama takes the stage
News from Los Angeles Times:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four years ago, Michelle Obama was something of a reluctant would-be first lady. She was living what she described Tuesday as a life “filled with simple joys … Saturdays at soccer games, Sundays at Grandma’s house.”
A successful White House quest would change all that, in unimaginable ways. She worried, she said, about how the burdens of office would transform her husband and her marriage. She said she worried more about how her young daughters, Sasha and Malia, would fare.
“How would we keep them grounded under the glare of the national spotlight?” she told the audience at the Democratic National Convention in a well-received 25-minute speech that contrasted her old fears for her family with the conviction that her husband’s policies had made life better not only for her children but for everyone’s.
“Today,” Obama said, “I have none of those worries, no, from four years ago about whether Barack and I were doing what’s best for our girls. Because today, I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and all our sons and daughters … then we must work like never before, and we must once again … stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward, my husband, our president.”
Her famously toned arms and shoulders showcased in a halter-cut…………… continues on Los Angeles Times