This site is 100% ad supported. Please add an exception to adblock for this site.

Speech cards for Mrs. Pfenning


undefined, object
copy deck
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois (AP) -- The mother of a 9-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl who were fatally stabbed more than 200 times each inside their suburban Chicago home was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder, authorities said.
Associated Press, "Mother
charged in stabbing deaths
of children." CNN news
29 April 2005, 1 May 2005.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An ivory-billed woodpecker -- widely believed to be extinct and whose last confirmed sighting was 60 years ago -- is alive in Arkansas, according to a research paper released Thursday.
Associated Press, "Ivory-
billed woodpecker not
extinct." CNN news
29 April 2005, 1 May 2005.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Police on Sunday detained about 200 people from the home villages of the three attackers responsible for a bomb blast and tour bus shooting near Cairo tourist sites the day before, authorities said.
Associated Press, "200 held
after attacks in Cairo."
CNN newspaper
1 May 2005, 1 May 2005.
Proponents of diesel-powered cars drove to Capitol Hill Thursday hoping to distance themselves from a questionable image that the engines and vehicles have had with consumers in the past.
Paul Courson, "'Clean
diesel technology'
showcased." CNN news
28 April 2005, 1 May
2005. <>.
The narrow hallway of the People's Music School was cluttered with musical instruments, but it didn't slow the children noisily making their way to lessons.
Associated Press, "Music
School offers free
lessons." CNN news
28 April 2005, 1 May
2005. <>.
Just hours after Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was named Pope Benedict XVI, PETA offered congratulations and urged His Holiness to include animals in the Catholic Church’s areas of concern.
"Benedict XVI continues
tradition of papal concern
for animnals." 1 May
2005. <>.
The U.N. refugee agency Saturday said thousands of Togolese are fleeing to neighboring west African countries because of the political violence and instability in Togo this week.
"Togolese flee to Benin,
Ghana." CNN news
30 April 2005, 1 May 2005.
First lady Laura Bush stole the show with a surprise comedy routine that ripped President Bush and brought an audience that included much of official Washington and a dash of Hollywood to a standing ovation at a dinner honoring award-winning journalists.
Associated press, "First
Lady treats husband to rib
and roast." CNN news
1 May 2005, 1 May 2005.
CAPE MAY, New Jersey (AP) -- Come on in, Speedo wearers, the water's fine: Your skimpy little swimsuits are legal now.
Associated Press, "Town oks
skimpy swimsuits for men."
CNN news 1 May 2005,
1 May 2005.
Over vigorous objections by Michael Jackson's attorneys, the judge in the pop star's child molestation trial allowed the prosecution to introduce into evidence books seized in a 1993 search of the singer's home that show nude pictures of adolescent boys.
Dree De Clamency, "Judge
allows books with nude
pictures of boys." CNN
news 29 April 2005,
1 May 2005.
TULUM, Mexico (AP) -- I was never someone who dreamed of a big wedding -- or any wedding, for that matter. My motto: Give me the honeymoon, and spare me the frothy, white dress.
Associate Press,"Destination
Weddings double as
vacations." 28 April
2005, 1 May 2005.
The U.S. military has determined that no disciplinary action should be taken against any soldier involved in the mistaken killing of an Italian intelligence agent who was trying to spirit a just-freed hostage out of Iraq.
"US soldiers cleared in
Italian agents death."
CNN news 30 April 2005,
1 May 2005.
After years of promoting the chemical DEET as the best defense against West Nile-bearing mosquitoes, the government for the first time is recommending the use of two other insect repellents.
Associated Press. "CDC
pushes new misquito
repellents." CNN news 28
April 2005, 1 May 2005.
Doctors used to think that it took years for the deadliest skin cancer to develop -- that is, until melanoma started appearing in teenagers and children even younger.
Associated Press, "Doctors
see more melanoma in
kids." CNN news 28 April
2005, 1 May 2005
DACHAU, Germany (AP) -- Former inmates and politicians on Sunday remembered the victims of the Dachau concentration camp in ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the camp's liberation.
Associated Press, "Dachau
survivors mark
liberation." CNN news
1 May 2005, 1 May 2005
Surely "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" would seem sufficiently well-known and have a large enough cult following for its various incarnations that comparing it to something else -- another book, another TV series, another movie, whatever
Christie Lemire, "Review:
Uneven 'Hitchhiker's
guide." CNN news
29 April 2005, 1 May 2005
A 14-year-old girl who claimed she shot her father to death to help him commit suicide has been charged with second-degree murder.
Associated Press, "Girl
charged in alleged
assisted suicide of
father." CNN news
30 April 2005, 1 May 2005
There's a juicy tidbit about actress Joan Collins. But Molly Jong-Fast, daughter of "Fear of Flying" author Erica Jong, says some secrets from her colorful family have been spared in her new memoir.
Associated Press, "Sex
doctors in the basement?"
CNN news 26 April 2005,
1 May 2005 <>.
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- On the surface, Jennifer Wilbanks was a happy bride-to-be who showed no sign to friends or family that she wanted to call off her extravagant wedding
Associated Press, "Wedding
stress can take a toll."
CNN news 30 April 2005,
1 May 2005 <>.
Three Purdue University industrial designers who tapped into memories of their own childhood cycling misadventures have built a bike that ditches the training wheels but keeps rookies stable.
Associated Press, "No
training wheels needed."
CNN news 29 April 2005,
1 May 2005 <>.
House Republicans announced plans Friday to draft Social Security legislation by June as President Bush warned Democratic critics not to "play politics as usual" with his call for sweeping program changes including curtailment of some benefits.
Associated Press, "House GOP
drafting social security
bill." CNN news 29 April
2005, 1 May 2005
While Mount St. Helens and Kilauea generate the most attention, many other volcanoes in the United States have little or no regular monitoring and need to be watched for potential eruptions, a new report warns.
Associated Press, "Report:
Gaps in volcano
monitoring." CNN news
1 May 2005, 1 May 2005

Deck Info