Plane crash in the Bahamas kills eight

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A small twin-engined Cessna 402 crashed into a lake in the Bahamas shortly after take off Tuesday, killing all eight Bahamian occupants.

The Cessna crashed into Lake Killarney, located near the Lynden Pindling International Airport, after a fire broke out in one of its engines, according to assistant commissioner Hulan Hanna of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

It is reported that several bodies were recovered from the lake and a person was pulled out alive, but later died of a broken neck. It is reported that the plane, which departed the airport at about 12:30 p.m. local time, was travelling to San Salvador in the southern Bahamas. According to police, an investigation is in progress to specify the cause of the crash.

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Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year.

What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps the year that Obama became US president? Or the year Heath Ledger died?

Let’s take a look at some of the important stories of 2008. Links to the original Wikinews articles are in all the titles.

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SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

Monday, November 28, 2005

SpaceX called off the much-delayed inaugural launch of their new Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday from Kwajalein’s Omelek Island launch site. The intent was to launch the U.S. Air Force Academy’s FalconSat 2 satellite, which will monitor plasma interactions with the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere.

The launch was delayed, then finally cancelled after an oxygen boil-off vent had accidentally been left open. The oxygen was unable to cool the helium pressurant, which then proceeded to evaporate faster than it could be replenished. A main computer issue, probably serious enough to cause a scrub on its own, was also discovered.

This long-anticipated flight was originally expected to be launched in January 2005, however a series of setbacks forced a series of delays, with the flight most recently scheduled to be in early 2006. It was intended to be launched from the Kwajalein atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The maiden voyage was originally intended to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a Naval Research Laboratory satellite and a Space Services Incorporated space burial payload.

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Condo living is a fun and exciting take on a house. If you enjoy living in homes, you’ll probably find that condos for sale in the Las Vegas Strip are relatively similar. They both give privacy, and both will let you make small alterations to the walls. However, a condo offers even more options because they include more amenities, state-of-the-art appliances/equipment and much more.


While many people think of the area as prone to criminal activity, most people are friendly, relaxed and fun. They aren’t in a rush to get anywhere, for the most part, and have a more laid-back quality to them than you’ll find anywhere else. Other large cities have a hustle and bustle that can be overwhelming, but it is slightly different in the Nevada cities.

Casual Attire

Of course, when you’re heading to work you may have to wear suits, ties or dress up. However, you have the option of wearing casual attire, such as flip-flops and tank tops for most of the year. How awesome would it be to wear beach-style clothing for the whole year? Many people dislike snow and cold, bundling up and want to show off their tans, legs and everything else.


Almost every city offers a variety of food, based on culture, style and more. However, you won’t find nearly as many buffets and exciting options than in the Las Vegas Strip. Condos for sale will ensure that you get to dine wherever you want whenever you prefer. In most cases, you could eat at a different place each day and still have a month’s worth of variety!

Unique Scenery

You’re living in a desert, so you will notice a variety of scenery that you can’t experience anywhere else, such as animals and flora.

Others named in lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal
Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Buffalo, New York —A copy has been obtained of the lawsuit filed against the City of Buffalo for allegedly fast-tracking a seven million dollar hotel proposal.

The Elmwood Village Hotel is a 72-room, seven-million-dollar hotel proposed by Savarino Construction Services Corporation and designed by architect Karl Frizlen of the Frizlen Group. Its construction would require the demolition of at least five buildings, currently at 1109-1121 Elmwood, which house several shops and residents. Although the properties are “under contract,” it is still not known whether Savarino Construction actually owns the buildings. It is believed that Hans Mobius, a resident of Clarence, New York and former Buffalo mayoral candidate, is still the owner. The hotel is expected to be a franchise of the Wyndham Hotels group.

According to official court documents, there are more defendants than previously thought. Documents state that not only Buffalo’s Common Council and Planning Board are named in the lawsuit, but also the Mayor of Buffalo, Byron W. Brown, Savarino Construction Services Corporation, Hans J. Mobius and his son Hans S. Mobius owners of the properties at stake, Pano Georgiadis, owner of Pano’s Restaurant on Elmwood, and Cendant Corporation, the parent company of Wyndham Hotels are also named in the suit.

According to the lawsuit, during the length of the trial, Savarino Construction along with their employees, Hans Mobius and his son are not allowed to make any alterations or “engage in the physical alteration” of any of the said properties, 1109-1121 Elmwood and 9999 Forest. The suit also states that the owner of 605 Forest, Pano Georgiadis is also to follow the same rule.

The suit also states that Hans Mobius, his son and employees or “agents” are not allowed to “take any step, lawful or otherwise, to terminate [the] petitioners, Nancy Pollina and Patricia Morris,” owners of Don Apparel at 1119 Elmwood “tenancies.” Although the business is owned by Pollina and Morris, they are without a lease.

Within the suit it states that the rezoning of the properties 1119-1121 Elmwood and 605 Forest, by the Common Council, from a ‘R3’ Dwelling District to a C2 commercial zone “constitutes as impermissible ‘spot-zoning'” and is “not in accord with a well-considered plan for the development of the community and is null and void.” According to the suit the courts of New York have defined spot-zoning as “the process of singling out a small parcel of land for a use classification totally different from that of the surrounding area, for the benefit of the owner of such properties and to the detriment of other owners.” The suit also states that the proposed site for the hotel is different from the surrounding properties because none of the zoning classifications, ‘EB’ [Elmwood Avenue Business District], ‘R3’ [Dwelling District], ‘R1’ [One Family District] and ‘R2’ [Dwelling District], permit the construction and operation of a hotel.

It is alleged that Savarino Construction “failed to utilize forms obtainable from the city clerks office, failed to include an accurate map or survey showing the location of all buildings and structures and failed to include the names and addresses of each of the owners of the properties to be rezoned.”

It is also believed that recommendation in regards to [hotel] compatibility, different land uses, traffic studies, community character, population density, relations between other residents and business owners, public convenience, governmental efficiency, and achieving and maintaining a satisfied community, were to be sent to Erie County’s Planning agency and was to refer Savarino’s rezoning application and site plan to the agency, however; the lawsuit alleges that although a referral was given to Savarino, it “does not appear that the ‘full statement of such proposed action’ was forwarded to the County [Agency].”

The suit also alleges that the Common Council “failed to wait the ‘statutorily-mandated’ 30-days after the County’s Planning Agency’s receipt” of recommendations from the Council. The County’s Planning Agency replied to the recommendations, however; the Agency replied on March 27, 2006, just six days after the Council made its recommendations, falling well short of the “statutorily-mandated” thirty days. The Agency’s reply however, did not support or oppose the recommendations or hotel proposal.

Public hearings are required to be registered by the City clerk to the City Planning Board, and according to the suit, “no record” of the Public hearing on March 7, presenting the initial proposal to the public, was made within the City’s Clerk office or Planning Board.

The suit also alleges that the Common council and Planning Board also violated the State’s Environmental Quality Review Act or SEQRA and the City’s Environmental Review Ordinance by allowing the Planning Board to be the “lead agency” instead of the Common Council. A lead agency is an involved agency principally responsible for undertaking or approving an action and therefore responsible for determining whether an Environmental Impact Statement or EIS is needed, according to the SEQRA regulations. The suit also states that the hotel proposal “constitutes an action under the SEQRA” because the project could “affect the environment by changing the use, appearance or condition of any natural resource or structure that requires one or more approvals from an agency or agencies” and that the Common Council and Planning Board are “obliged to comply with both the letter [recommendations] and spirit of the SEQRA review process” which include identifying the areas of environmental concerns and taking a “hard look” at them. The suit also claims that the Common Council has the “sole authority to grant Savarino Construction’s rezoning request” and “to approve the special development plan,” but it also claims that the Planning Board is “an involved agency” but that it is “clearly subordinate to that of the Common Council” therefore the decision made by both the Council and Planning Board to allow the Planning Board to be the ‘lead agency,’ is in “violation” of the State’s SEQRA and “renders all determinations” made by the Planning Board and Common Council on March 14, 21, and 28, 2006, “void and unauthorized.” It goes on to say that the Council “proceeded without or in excess of their jurisdiction, and/or made a determination in violation of lawful procedure, affected by an error of law, and/or in an arbitrary and capricious manner.” It also states that unless the requirements of the SEQRA are met, then the petitioners have the right to “seek a temporary restraining order” from the Court if circumstances require it.

The suit also states that a failure to grant a preliminary injunction, through the courts, will result in “irreparable injury” to the petitioners and that the Council and Planing Board have failed to comply with the requirements of the SEQRA and have violated several other state laws and city codes.

So far, Savarino Construction has not responded to any calls or e-mails. District councilman Joseph Golombek also has not responded. Georgiadias was unavailable for comment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 8, 2006 in the Supreme Court building at 50 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, on the 8th floor, part 31.

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Avoid Unwanted Complications with the Right Plastic Surgeon



The face and the physical body are what people immediately see the first time they meet someone. Therefore, it matters what one looks like. Improvements may require undergoing certain procedures, and in most cases, the benefits far outweigh the costs. In order to attain the degree of physical beauty desired, one may want to undergo the process of cosmetic surgery.

The United States is known for its various plastic surgery centers. Many come to the U.S. to have their physical appearances surgically enhanced or modified by experienced surgeons. It may be expensive, but the results are certainly worth it. However, no matter how determined one is to go under the knife, it would still be wise to consider the risks that come with the process.

Anyone can search online about the horrors of plastic surgery. Remember to take these in with a grain of salt. Yes, there are risks to any surgery regardless of its nature. No, it does not happen left and right. In fact, it hardly happens at all. Getting a complication-free result is largely dependent on the kind of surgeon chosen to do the job. As with most things, it s all about quality.

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Naturally, there are standards that every professional and licensed plastic surgeon in whatever part of the world must meet. The same standards apply to all the

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employs. Before one decides to allow a surgeon to operate on his or her body or face, one should first make sure that the surgeon has an eye for beauty and steady and experienced hands. Also that the surgeon is well-renowned for his or her skills and, in the United States, should have passed the standards of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Cosmetic surgery costs money, and in order to avoid making poor investments through unwanted surgery results, the plastic surgeon should be both certified and qualified. Consult with a

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South Australia enters week-long lockdown to contain COVID-19 Delta variant spread

Friday, July 23, 2021

With five active cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, South Australia begun a one-week lockdown on Monday. Announcing the lockdown, state Premier Steven Marshall declared “we have no alternative but to impose some fairly heavy and immediate restrictions”.

The first case out of South Australia’s active cases was presented to Modbury Hospital on Sunday night, having returned from Argentina earlier this month. The fifth, which Premier Marshall noted as “far more worrying”, visited The Greek on Halifax restaurant at the same time as someone who was later confirmed to be carrying the virus. Chief Public Health Officer for the state Nicola Spurrier said “if anyone has been at The Greek on Halifax they need to get into quarantine and get tested”.

In accordance with new regulations, there are only five reasons for South Australians to leave home: essential work, shopping for essential goods such as food, exercise, but only with people from the same household and within 2.5 kilometers (2 mi) of home, medical reasons (which includes testing and vaccination against the coronavirus, but excludes elective and cosmetic surgery), and caregiving.

Schools have closed for all but children of essential workers, with online learning having begun on Thursday. Face masks are also be mandated for those who leave home. ABC News reported that “support for businesses is expected to be announced…”, with all non-essential retail required to close under the new regulations.

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Wikinews interviews John Taylor Bowles, National Socialist Order of America candidate for US President

Wikinews interviews John Taylor Bowles, National Socialist Order of America candidate for US President
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

While nearly all cover of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

As a non-partisan news source, Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. The most recent of our interviews is Laurens, South Carolina‘s John Taylor Bowles. Mr. Bowles is running with the endorsement of the National Socialist Order of America, a Minnesota-based Neo-Nazi party created after a recent rift in the National Socialist Movement.

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Best Buy signs leases for 28 new stores

Best Buy signs leases for 28 new stores
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Monday, February 14, 2005

Electronics retailer Best Buy said today that it signed leases for 28 new stores. This is part of the company’s plan to build 60 new stores this year. Best Buy, the largest consumer electronics retailer in the United States, declined to discuss the terms of the leases but did say that the new stores will result in the addition of 3,500 more jobs to the corporate payroll.

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Things To Observe If You Are Going Bald

By Benedict Smythe

Many may have recognized that baldness is becoming a typical situation among men and women in various age groups. Baldness or alopecia described as the condition characterized by extreme hair loss affects more or less thirty-five percent of the worlds population. Unknown by many, alopecia does not refer to excessive hair loss on the scalp alone. Instead, it refers to the intense hair loss in any or all the parts of the body where hair growth is expected.

Just like any medical condition, it is best to treat hair loss situations during the recognition of the earliest signs and symptoms. Early detection offers more options for hair loss treatments such as non-surgical hair re-growth choices that are affordable and not painful. It also grants higher chances of bringing back your natural hair.

To aid you in determining if you are one of the victims of alopecia, here are some of the preliminary signs and symptoms of the said condition:

Receding hairline

Men with male-pattern baldness a.k.a. androgenetic alopecia will observe a receding hairline at their temples in as early as their teenage years. Thinning hair and balding sections at the top of the head follows.

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Thinning hair

In the case of women with female-pattern baldness, they experience thinning hair on the front and side portions of their head. However, unlike men with androgenetic alopecia, women do not experience receding hairlines.

Patchy hair loss

Hair loss in patchy patterns signifies scarring alopecia caused by inflamed hair follicles. The portions of the scalp in these patches are often itchy and painful as well. In some cases, patchy hair loss may also be caused by traction alopecia. Traction alopecia occurs between the sections of the hair that are pulled tightly when being styled.

Round and smooth patches of hair loss

If the hair loss patches are round and smooth, then you probably have alopecia areata. These hair loss patches do not only occur on the scalp. They can be observed on your beard, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Prior to hair loss, people with alopecia areata may experience itchiness on the infected areas.

A handful of falling hair

When a handful of your hair falls when you brush or wash it, then you should be wary of having Telogen effluvium. This is a sudden hair loss condition which may cause the hair to fall out when pulled even in a gentle manner. However, telogen effluvium rarely causes bald patches.

When you consult a dermatologist and he fails to provide immediate diagnosis after seeing the physiological symptoms of baldness, some hair loss tests may be performed. This includes the pull test (where a handful of your hair stands are pulled gently so as to assess your hairs susceptibility to hair fall induced by force), skin scraping (scalp and hair samples are taken and examined), punch biopsy (the extraction of a small section from your scalp or skin so as to examine its layers), and/or various screening tests for other diseases which may promote alopecia (diabetes, lupus, autoimmune diseases, etc.). Prior to the tests however, your dermatologist will examine your vital signs and your physical and medical history.

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