Obscure news for June 8

Obscure news found on June 8 include topics of guns, planes, ACORN, abduction, government contracts, consumer tracking, police, more H1N1 pandemic funding and lots more. Enjoy!

See the swine flu H1N1 updated statistics [read it on this site]

Pregnant W.Va. woman murdered and baby taken — Authorities are investigating after a pregnant West Virginia woman is found dead in Oregon. Police say her baby was taken from her body [read it at cbs59.com]

Yankees to become first club to stream games online in home market — The New York Yankees will become the first club in Major League Baseball to stream live games online in their home market [read it at BizOfBaseball.Com] 

Obama and ACORN officials set sights on gun owners — ACORN, the publicly funded national organization linked to voter fraud in several states, is now actively interfering with the exercise of firearm civil rights in New Jersey, and the Second Amendment Foundation is calling for an immediate federal investigation [read it at CanadaFreePress.Com]

Gun technology to prevent cop-on-cop shooting not ready — The NYPD is also interested in an engineer trying to obtain a patent for a device that would equip guns with infrared technology that would allow police officers to identify each other [read it at Newsday.Com]

Coke’s RFID-based dispenseers redefine business intelligence – Beginning this summer, the Freestyle drink dispensers will give consumers more than 100 beverage choices – and provide the beverage maker with valuable consumption data [read it at InformationWeek.Com]

United States DoD contracts for June 5, 2009 – See who got the contracts [read it at Defense Professionals]

White House seeks more money in case of a H1N1 pandemic emergency — The White House requested new funding for swine flu from Congress last week and also sought an additional $3.1 billion from the unspent stimulus funds in case of a pandemic emergency, according to various news sources [read it at News-Medical.Net]

Airlines develop guidelines for RFID (radio frequency identification) on parts — International standards will soon be published for radio-frequency identification of parts on aircraft. RFID on parts offer maintenance to identify parts beyond line of sight [read it at Aviation Week]

Chess battles rage in court, not on boards — Lawsuits pending in Springfield are the latest in a legal brawl that spans the nation and pits some of the greatest minds in chess against each other [read it at The State Journal-Register]

Korea resolute on Canadian beef import ban — After the first mad cows disease case was reported in Canada, South Korea banned all their imports after May 2003. Canada has since reported 16 confirmed cases since that time. The brain wasting illness is suspected of causing the fatal variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans [read it at Korean Times]

Breaking down ‘public option’ health insurance — As health care reform kicks into high gear in Washington, D.C., one of the fiercest political fights is over creating something called a “public option” insurance plan. Yet few Americans even know what it is, what it might be, or how it’s supposed to work [read it at Helenair.Com]

Kenya’s Parliament sliding into dictatorship, clergy warn — In a joint memorandum presented to Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Thursday, the religious leaders cautioned Parliament against placing itself above the people in the debate on a new constitution [read it at Nation.Com]

From Willnevergiveup archives: Identity theft – personal info left on resale equipment

United States fact: The 2009 estimated US birth rate is 13.82 births/1,000 population  [source: CIA]

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