lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2008

the california way

Las dos noticias más leídas de hoy en la edición online del LA Times:

  1. Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency: The state projects a $28-billion deficit by mid-2010, but at the current rate is on track to run out of cash by February or March. Schwarzenegger called lawmakers back to Sacramento after they adjourned in August to deal with the same set of issues. But that emergency session ended unsuccessfully last Tuesday when a Democratic proposal to cut billions of dollars from schools, healthcare, welfare and other state services and triple vehicle license fees failed to win Republican votes necessary for passage.
  2. man eats belly-busting, 15-lb. burger (hamburguesa de 7 kilos de carne) Sciullo, 21, of Uniontown, said he was surprised he finished the sandwich Monday. "About three hours into it, things got tough," he said.When asked what possessed him to eat a burger that big, Sciullo said: "I wanted to see if I could." For completing the challenge in the under-five-hour time limit, Sciullo won $400, three T-shirts, a certificate "and a burger hangover, as I call it,"