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Amazing Space Shuttle Atlantis Video.

In Atlantis, Florida, Humans, International, lift off, science, space, space video, UFO, United States, USA, World News on June 9, 2007 at 6:37 pm

The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a construction mission to the International Space Station on Friday, ending a three-month grounding to repair the ship’s hail-battered fuel tank.

The launch bolstered NASA’s hopes of finishing work on the slightly more than half-built $100 billion orbital research outpost before the aging shuttles are retired in three years.

Bathed in golden light from the setting sun, Atlantis and its seven-man crew lifted off at 7:38 p.m. EDT (2338 GMT) from a newly refurbished launch pad at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

The shuttle is carrying the heaviest payload ever flown to the space station — a 45-foot-(14-metre) long, 35,678-pound (16,183 kg) aluminum structure that will become part of the station’s structural backbone.

It includes a pair of solar wings that will generate additional electricity needed as the station is expanded in the years ahead.

“Taken screaming” Paris back inside after day of drama.

In adult, adult film, adult industry, Amature porn, amazing story, American News, Back in jail, California, celebrity, celebrity justice, jail, Judge Sauer, Justice, los angeles, Odd News, paris, paris booking shot, paris hilton, paris mug shot, People, World News on June 9, 2007 at 4:33 pm

 Exclusive Paris Interview: I want to build a “Paris Hilton playhouse”

 Video: Watch reaction as the decision is made public by Court spokesman Allan Parachini, who details todays hearing.

Video: The days events from local news reporter.

Video: The media circus.

 Paris not a happy camper as she left her home this morning.

It was a day of drama in LA as Paris Hilton was put back in jail a day and a half after being released by the Los Angeles Sherrif Department on health grounds. Hilton supporters screamed in shock when the verdict was announced  outside the courthouse after a hearing which lasted over an hour.

In scenes sure to be recreated in any future Paris Hilton movie the Billionare heiress reportedly shouted “It’s not right!” and went into hysterics and wept. “Mom!” she called out to her mother in the audience.

She cried throughout the hearing, her body shook constantly and she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, “I love you.”

       Paris with her parents Richard and Kathy Hilton, sister Nicky, and brothers Barron Hilton II, and Conrad Hilton III.  Taken at Studio 54, New York City, at one of her many 21st birthday bashes.


Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by the morning’s developments. He said he had left the courthouse Thursday night having signed an order for Hilton to appear for the hearing.

When he got in his car early Friday, he said, he heard a radio report that he had approved Hilton’s participation in the hearing by telephone, but he had not.

“I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions,” he said of the decision to release Hilton from jail after three days.

“At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home on Kings Road,” Judge Sauer said.

So, clearly the Judge did not have Paris in his good books from the start.

Meanwhile the sheriff who had granted Hilton the right to serve at home said: “The purpose of the early release was the fact that her medical condition was deteriorating. It brought me grave concern.”

He also insisted Hilton’s celebrity status was the reason why she was sent back to jail.

Sheriff Baca said: “This lady has some severe problems” but added her “inexplicable deterioration” puzzled county psychiatrists.

The Hilton family has now appealed the ruling, so it’s likely the Paris drama may continue in the coming days.

Earlier Friday, a weeping Hilton was brought back to court in a police car, apparently handcuffed. She was taken from her home, where she returned yesterday after the sheriff’s department decided she could serve out her sentence in home confinement, with an ankle monitor.

How it all started…

Hilton failed a sobriety test in September after police saw her weaving down a street in her Mercedes-Benz on what she said was a late-night hamburger run.

She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

In the months that followed, she was stopped twice while driving on a suspended licence.

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Give me ice cream, say Italian politicians.

In 2007, cafe, entertainment, europe, Humour, ice cream, Italy, Life, Odd News, People, Places, politics, Senate, World News on June 9, 2007 at 1:59 am

A group of Italian senators want ice cream in their cafeteria to “improve the quality of life” in the Senate, astonishing observers as Italy’s political class faces a growing backlash over its handsome pay and perks.

In a letter to the Senate building’s administrators, Italian senators Rocco Buttiglione and Albertina Soliani said serving “gelato” could be considered serving the needs of people’s daily life.

“The cafeteria is not supplied with ice cream,” said the letter, published by Italian newspapers on Friday. “We think it would be useful if it were and we are certain that it can be interpreted as the desire of many.”

This is not the first gastronomic request by Italy’s senators either, La Repubblica newspaper said.

They had previously asked for — and succeeded in getting — regional specialties on the menu such as meat of white buffalo, and also partook in a wine sommelier course in March.

Not all senators were not impressed with the latest request.

“At a time in which there is an emergency in public spending, requests of this type can only further deteriorate the image of government representatives,” Del Pennino said.

“I myself like gelato a lot, but I leave the Senate building and buy it in Piazza Navona.”