Radio Free Vermont: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

2012 Olympics in ... New York?

The New York Times > New York Unveils Olympic Bid

A massive plan to attract the 2012 Summer Olympics to New York, touting the city's diversity, financial and media power, was unveiled today by deputy mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff.

(Ed note: In Manhattan??? Parking is already a nightmare, not to mention gridlock traffic. Seems to make NYC a terrorist target in a great big way for 2012)

Group may sue to block species protection

Group may sue to block species protection: "A conservative legal group is threatening to sue the federal government over its plans to protect four dozen endangered species ranging from Peninsular bighorn sheep to the tiny robust spineflower."

Big Leak

Big Dig Leaks Even More Widespread: "Now, documents obtained by The Boston Globe show there are nearly 700 leaks in a single 1,000-foot section of the I-93 tunnels beneath the South Station train terminal."

SBC, Microsoft in $400M Deal

SBC, Microsoft in $400 Million Deal: "SBC Communications Inc. (SBC), the second-largest local phone company in the United States, said Wednesday it signed a 10-year, $400 million agreement with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to provide next-generation television services using Microsoft's TV Internet protocol television edition software platform."

K-Mart Buying Sears

K-Mart Buying Sears in $11.5 Billion Deal

Discount retailer Kmart Holding Corp. will buy department store operator Sears, Roebuck & Co. in a $11.5 billion deal unveiled on Wednesday that will create the third-largest U.S. retailer.