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Chef Gordon Ramsay is 47.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Vice President George H.W. Bush wonthe presidential election, defeatingMassachusetts Gov. MichaelDukakis.
“Man is born to live,not to prepare for life.”
— Boris Pasternak,Russian author (1890-1960)
Singer BonnieRaitt is 64.Actress Tara Reid is38.
Horse riders perform with guns to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the now famous Green March on Wednesday near cityof Fes,Morocco.
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Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5to 10 mph.
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Mostly cloudy. Lowsin the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
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, Montana became the 41st state.
, the original Boston Opera House ﬁrst opened witha performance of “La Gioconda” by Amilcare Ponchielli.
, the play “Woyzeck,” by Georg Buchner, had itspremiere in Munich, Germany, more than six decades afterthe playwright’s death.
Adolf Hitler launched his ﬁrst attempt at seizingpower in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came tobe known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”
, New York Democratic Gov. Franklin D. Rooseveltdefeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover for the presi-dency.
, Operation Torch, resulting in an Allied victory,began during World War II as U.S. and British forces landed inFrench North Africa.
during the Korean War, the ﬁrst jet plane battletook place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot downa North Korean MiG-15.
, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated VicePresident Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.
the premium cable TVnetwork HBO (Home BoxOffice) made its debut with a showing of the movie“Sometimes a Great Notion.”
scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory inPasadena announced that the U.S. space probe Voyager 1 haddiscovered a 15th moon orbiting the planet Saturn.
, 11 people were killed when an Irish RepublicanArmy bomb exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen,Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain’s wardead.
, midterm elections resulted in Republicans win-ning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gainingcontrol of the House for the ﬁrst time in 40 years.
County budget facing more losses
The week of Nov. 8, 2008, SanMateo County was looking atapproximately $13 million more inbudget shortfalls than previouslyanticipated due to a mix of fewerproperty transfertaxes, the LehmanBrothers investmentloss and the overallstruggling ﬁnancialatmosphere.“Obviously, there are not a lotof good things in the local economyin the last several months,” BudgetDirector Jim Sacco said at that week’smeeting of the county ﬁnance andoperations committee.The county ended ﬁscal year 2007-2008 with $309.3 million in discre-tionary general purpose revenue —approximately $3.8 million less thanmid-year projections.The shortfall was chalked up to$1.8 million less in property transfertaxes, $1.9 million in fewer interestearnings and $691,777 less statemandated cost reimbursements.Revenue, too, was looking like$915,000 below the anticipatedreduced budget and the LehmanBrothers loss hit the general fundwith a $11.8 million shortfall.
Historic moment hits home
The week of Nov. 8, 2008 held amoment many of the 150 peoplegathered in a downtown San Mateobar never thought they would see.There was a time when black SanMateo residents were denied homeloans in the 1950s or were dissuadedfrom buying in certain neighbor-hoods in the 1980s. For them, BarackObama’s presidential vic-tory was the latest chapterin an ongoing struggle forequality in the nation.“So many times we workhard, get a victory and thenstop. This is a celebration but tomor-row our work starts. Ask what can I doand what can we do together,” theRev. Larry Ellis told the crowd gath-ered at B St. Billiards.
Debt company sued formisleading customers
Many customers of Freedom DebtRelief actually incurred greater debtthrough late fees and collection law-suits because the San Mateo-basedﬁnancial services company purposelymisled consumers to get their busi-ness, San Mateo County prosecutorssaid the week of Nov. 8, 2008.The Consumer and EnvironmentalUnit of the District Attorney’s Ofﬁce joined with the California Departmentof Corporation to sue Freedom DebtRelief, LLC, Freedom Financial net-work, LLC and company ownersAndrew Housser and Brad Stroh. Thelawsuit ﬁled Oct. 30, 2008 in SanMateo County Superior Court claimsthe defendants engaged in unlawfulbusiness practices, including makingfalse or misleading statements toconsumers via the Internet and tele-phone to induce them to buy debtreduction services. The suit alsoclaims the company violated the stateﬁnancial code by operating without abusiness license from theDepartment of Corporation.The business, located at1875 S. Grant St. in SanMateo, advertised havingapproximately $1 billion in debtunder management throughout theUnited States.
Jobless rate bolts to 14-year high
The nation’s unemployment ratebolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 per-cent in October 2008 as another240,000 jobs were cut, far worse thaneconomists expected and stark proof the economy is deteriorating at analarmingly rapid pace, it was reportedthe week of Nov. 8, 2008.The new snapshot, released thatweek by the Labor Department,showed the crucial jobs market quick-ly eroding. The jobless rate zoomedto 6.5 percent in October 2008 from6.1 percent in September 2008,matching the rate in March 1994.
From the archives highlights stories origi-nally printed ﬁve years ago this week. Itappears in the Friday edition of the DailyJournal.
(Answers tomorrow)YOUNG WIPER SHROUD ABRUPTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:If the archaeologist’s assistant didn’t improve,he’d — BE HISTORYNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Actor Norman Lloyd is 99. CBS newsman Morley Safer is82. Singer-actress Bonnie Bramlett is 69. TVpersonalityMary Hart is 63. Former Playboy Enterprises chairman andchief executive Christie Hefner is 61. Actress Alfre Woodard is61. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 59. Author KazuoIshiguro is 59. Rock musician Porl Thompson (The Cure) is56. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 52. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is 46. Actress Parker Posey is 45. Rock musicianJimmy Chaney is 44. Actress Roxana Zal is 44. Singer DianaKing is 43. Actor Gonzalo Menendez is 42. Actress GretchenMol is 40. Actor Matthew Rhys is 39.
The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,No.11,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in secondplace;and EUreka,No.7,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:43.10.
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