Saturday, April 19, 2008

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These are some of the news articles making headlines.
Boy Critical After Stroller Blown Into Lake
A gust of wind blew a 2-year-old in a stroller into Lake Michigan, where the boy remained submerged for at least 15 minutes before being pulled out unconscious but alive.
The child's grandfather, who had been pushing the stroller on the lakeside Friday afternoon, jumped into the harbor to try to save the boy, the Chicago Fire Department said.
Witnesses said the frantic grandfather struggled in the frigid water, just off a 70-foot long pier, pointing a few feet away and shouting, "Child! Child!"
"He was just moaning in the breakwater, crying," said John Derscheid, who called 911.
Winds at the time were about 20 mph with gusts of about 30 mph, a meteorologist said.
The boy was in critical condition at Children's Memorial Hospital, authorities said Friday night. A hospital spokeswoman declined to comment Saturday.
The grandfather, who appeared to be in his 60s, was in fair condition Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital, where he was being treated for exposure.
The toddler was strapped in the three-wheeled jogging stroller about 10 feet below the surface of the 42-degree water before rescue divers pulled him out.
Derscheid said the scene "is going to stick with me for the rest of my life."
Spurs to meet Suns in NBA playoffs
The San Antonio Spurs thrashed the Utah Jazz 109-80 on the final day of the regular season to become the Western Conference third seed for the NBA playoffs.
Tony Parker had 24 points and 12 assists as last year's champions ended their league campaign on a high, setting up a first round playoff series against the sixth-seeded Phoenix Suns.
The Spurs and Suns met in a thrilling second round match-up last season which San Antonio won in six games on their way to a fourth NBA title in nine seasons.
The series was tough and physical, featuring numerous controversial fouls and creating bad feelings between the clubs.
"It's an unbelievable way to start the playoffs but that's how it is," Mike D'Antoni, Phoenix coach, told reporters after the Suns beat Portland 100-91.
The final seedings in the Western Conference were still undecided going into the last round of games, but San Antonio's win coupled with Houston's 93-75 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers confirmed the first round schedule.
The Spurs could have slipped to as low as sixth rank, but made light work of the Jazz, shooting 72 per cent in the first half to lead 65-39 at the break in a dominant display.
Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds, with four other Spurs scoring in double digits.
C.J. Miles led the Jazz with 12 points, while Mehmet Okur scored 11 and Carlos Boozer had 10 rebounds.
Fifth-seeded Houston will meet fourth-seeded Utah in another first round series, while the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers will meet Denver, and Dallas face the second-seeded New Orleans Hornets.
In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics hold the top seed after completing the regular season with the best overall record and will face the Atlanta Hawks in the first round.
The Hawks made the post-season with a 37-45 record in the much weaker conference of the two.
Second-seeded Detroit face Philadelphia, while third-seeded Orlando play Toronto and the fourth-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers will battle Washington in the final East first round series.
Perez Hilton leaves YouTube
Perez Hilton made a video a few days ago. To put a long story short, Perez is leaving YouTube for good. In the video, he thanks his fans and subscribers. But he goes on to explain that his videos will now be posted on his website. There, you will also find more videos than were posted of him on YouTube.
Chris Crocker was to leave YouTube
Chris Crocker has become world famous for his videos saying "Leave Britney [Spears] alone!" And he posted a video a week or two ago saying that he was planning on leaving YouTube for good. He said that he was going to create a website of his own where you could see many more videos. The site was being made when he changed his mind. The company assisting in the making of this site told Chris that he could not use profanity in the videos that would be posted on the site. Chris decided against using this site because he wanted to make videos the way he always has been. And did not want to be restricted. So for all of his subscribers, he will be making more videos. And since, he has made a few more.

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