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24 Feb. 2016 

2 people killed while racing cars in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police say two young people have died in a street race in Milwaukee.

Authorities say a 17-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man were killed when their car left a northwest side street and collided with a tree about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Investigators say the man was driving and was racing another car before he lost control.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press

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23 Feb. 2016 

Philippine Elections 2010 - The Presidential Candidates

From Malaysian Mirror,

AQUINO LEADING PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL RACE - MANILA, Oct 14 - The son of revered former Philippine President Cory Aquino has taken a commanding lead among potential candidates for the 2010 presidential elections, an opinion poll said today. The poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed Senator Benigno Noynoy Aquino favoured by 60 per cent of respondents. Senator Manuel Villar, in the lead in opinion polls before Aquino announced his candidacy last month, was second with 37 per cent. Read more...

Ex-Philippine President Estrada To Run Again in 2010 MANILA, Philippines : Wednesday, 14 October 2009 16:31- Former Philippine leader Joseph Estrada, ousted in a popular uprising in 2001 and later convicted of graft, said Wednesday he would run again for president in next year's elections. The announcement by the charismatic action movie star will excite his loyal fans, but observers said it was also likely to create constitutional controversies and dilute opposition efforts to oust the ruling coalition. "Yes, I will run," Estrada, 72, told AFP, when asked to confirm local press reports of his decision.

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23 Feb. 2016 

Cars Articles | HubPages Autos

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Few subjects can bring a smile to the faces of millions of people faster than cars. Whether you like sports cars, or SUVs, or monster trucks, or classic roadsters, or any number of other cars, the list can go on and on. Just take a trip to one of the auto shows that can be found in major cities around the world and you will see the passion that car fanatics have. Take a trip to the local bookstore or library and count the number of magazines dedicated to the subject of cars. You might be surprised. There are a lot. Look at the popularity of the various forms of auto racing around the world. Its one of the most popular and most lucrative sports in the world. Cars are faster, safer and come with more gadgets than ever. What fun.

EDITOR'S CHOICEThe Pros and Cons of Owning a MINIby David Livermore6 weeks ago

Deciding to buy a car is a big decision. Deciding to go with a MINI is an even bigger decision. I've owned a MINI for years now, and will share with you the pros and cons of owning a MINI.

101 Badass Truck Namesby Tatiana6 months ago

Looking for a badass truck name for your new beast of a vehicle? Once you pick a name, you and your new ride can drive off into the sunset, or into a mob of ravenous zombies, together!

A Guide To Building A Rat Rodby timmathisen4 weeks ago

Fiberglass hot rod kits cost too much and create too much of a worry if you ding or scratch them. A better solution is a rat rod. This article is a guide to building a rat rod.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Driverless Carsby Paul Goodman6 months ago

Driverles cars, or autonomous vehicles as they are also known, are currently being developed. This article lists the advantages and disadvantages of these advanced robotic cars.

How Do Cars Affect our Lives?by Kathryn Vercillo5 years ago

As many of the people who regularly read my articles already know, I am a resident of San Francisco. This isnt a very car-friendly city and I havent bothered to have a car since I moved here. Being able to...

People from all over the world contribute to HubPages by sharing words and pictures. Get to know us a bit by reading what everyday people have to say about Autos, and Classic Cars. The breadth of content on HubPages is wide, but each article is specific in its own special way!

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23 Feb. 2016 

Elections 2016: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

As I survey American political landscape in the context of the current election for President, I cannot but notice the absence of Black Lives Matter from the front lines of this important battle for power.

Junius Williams

Noted attorney, educator, musician and author of the book "Unfinished Agenda, Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power".

The establishment doesn't see what's happening because it has cut itself off from the lives of most Americans. It also doesn't wish to understand, because that would mean acknowledging its role in bringing all this on. Yet regardless of the political fates of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the rebellion against the establishment will continue.

Robert Reich

Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; author, 'Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few''

He may not be the candidate you'd expect thousands of us to throw our support behind, but we know firsthand the costs of war, and we know an ally to our cause when we see one.

Eric Gunlefinger

Eric is a veteran of the Iraq War and is passionate about veteran's issues. He lives with his wife Mandy in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

While Obama ran on change, Clinton ran on pragmatism. Today, she is still running on pragmatism. But in 2016, the landscape has, interestingly enough, changed. This time around, she is facing off against Bernie Sanders who is campaigning not only on much more change, but also has a stronger passion, sincerity, and a proven track record to his message.

It was bound to happen again. The real surprise is that it took this long. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are not accidents coughed up by history. They're the foreseeable products of a flawed political reform instituted a half century ago.

Thomas E. Patterson

Interim director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Across the nation today, women in our union are rising to enthusiastically support a candidate for president of the United States who is the most qualified, the best prepared and the fiercest defender of America's families.

The Constitution contains no provision that would allow the Senate to reject nominations that occur during the last year of a president's term, or to reject nominations whenever the Senate just so happens to be politically opposed to the sitting president.

Cody Cain

Writer and commentator in New York City

The choice of running mate is the most significant decision that a presidential candidate makes prior to the election. It, more than anything during the campaign, gives us a sense of their priorities and what type of presidency they want to have.

Before the Democrats crashed the White House and destroyed the country, we made the best Merica Salad in the world. Here's how we can do it again: Elect Donald Trump.

Janet Eve Josselyn

Architect, attorney, badass mother writer and the author of an irreverent novel, Thin Rich Bitches.

Politically, there is no reason, anymore, to support military interventionism. Now the question is whether the entirety of the Democratic party will realize it.

Jon Soltz

Co-Founder of, Iraq War Veteran

Candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination typically release official medical records after they become the nominee. In this election cy...

Mary Shomon

Patient advocate, New York Times bestselling author

If we want to keep winning on policy, we'd best get busy building up our vaunted Democratic establishment and be thankful the political and policy professionals who make it the tremendous progressive asset it is.

Lach Litwer

Veteran Army Officer, Former DoD Appointee, Truman Project Fellow, Berkeley-Haas MBA

f people wish to be entertained regardless of where that entertainment ultimately takes the country, then Donald Trump is your guy. In this important way, Donald Trump is not like Ronald Reagan. At least with Reagan, voters had a comprehensible idea of where he wished to take the country. The same cannot be said for Donald Trump.

Robert Alexander

Professor of Political Science at Ohio Northern University, optimist, and pragmatist

If we can leave it to others to debate law and politics, those of you reading this piece can appreciate another importance principle central to a debate that will be heating up the airwaves over the next several months: consistency, an issue that we will turn to next time.

What is, at first glance, most surprising to me is that Trump is winning among religious voters. Can anyone imagine Jesus Christ saying the things that Donald says or using the tone that Donald uses or grimacing with Donald's snide face?

Matthew D. Taylor

Born fundamentalist, raised Evangelical, seminary trained, now Mainline Protestant & a PhD candidate studying Islam at a Catholic university

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

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23 Feb. 2016 

7 Questions for Racing Legend Mario Andretti

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It's difficult enough to navigate highways during rush hour, so it's unbelievable to imagine zipping around a race track at speeds of over 150 mph, with cars of equivalent speeds tailing just inches from your bumper.

That incredible scenario is nothing new for world champion racecar driver Mario Andretti, whose 109 career racing titles span across Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR. And, while many know of him as the Associated Press' 'Driver of the Century,' there is more to Andretti than decades of accolades. In fact, Andretti has voiced cameos on the silver screen in the animated Cars and Turbo movies, and is the proud grandfather of IndyCar driver Marco Andretti.

As Travelzoo's Lifestyle and Entertainment editor I had the rare opportunity to sit down with Andretti to talk about the thrill of getting behind the wheel, his family's incredible racing lineage, and his latest business venture - the Mario Andretti Racing Experience.


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The AP named you 'Driver of the Century' in 2000. What do you think makes a great race car driver?

I think, like any sport, it starts with desire and passion. And then dedication and a lot of hard work. It's your ambition that's gonna drive you. How do you do that? Through just a lot of hard work. Nothing comes easy. For some individuals, it's easier than others. I don't know why. The word is, you're a natural. You're a natural with the steering wheel in your hands, those are the lucky ones. And if they have the passion and desire, those are the ones that are gonna be the champions. Those are the ones that are going to be at the top of their game.

What goes on in your mind when you're racing at speeds of 150+ mph?

For us, drivers, we train. This is part of our world. And what goes through your mind? Keep that baby on the road, on the tarmac. Keep it from crashing. Do your job. If you're among other drivers, which you are during the race, you have to be attentive and be aware of your surroundings, who's around you. It's an all-encompassing job as far as getting your concentration to the point that you're just totally immersed in what you're doing. Like I said, if your mind starts wandering, or if you have a lapse moment, it could be a disaster!

For someone who's never driven triple-digit speeds, what's the most important thing to know?

Well, I think it's all about being instructed obviously. If you go to one of these experiences, you have a classroom instructor that will provide you with tips and answers on what to expect. You always have two-way radio communication with an instructor as you're running. To tell you what you're doing, what you're not doing, what you should be doing. They're always on top of you, and, as a driver, when you're trying to reach those speeds, you need to have 100 percent concentration on what's going on. You don't look around; you're totally immersed in what you're about to do because, as safe as we make things, you know there's speed involved and so there's danger. And that's what makes it attractive anyway -- the danger aspect.

Your grandson Marco is third-generation Andretti Racing. When you're watching him on the track do you watch with the mindset of a racer or grandfather?

Both. Having been around this game all my life, I'm still a racer. And I will criticize, and I know what's going on; I can see the good and not so good. I'm on top of it all. And then, on the other side, as a grandfather, I have all the concerns that are natural. Because I know what Marco, my grandson, is facing, potential dangers and so forth. Only when I came out of the cockpit myself, and was able to watch my own kid's race, that's when I realized really what my wife has been going through, you know, throughout my entire career.

You mention the dangers of racing. What is the most dangerous form of racing, and why?

I think perhaps the most dangerous out of the top three: NASCAR, Formula One or IndyCars, is probably IndyCars. They're the same as Formula One as far as open cockpit, single seaters, open wheels. But the speed that IndyCars reach is much greater than Formula One because the IndyCars race on road courses and super speedways. And so that, the element of danger, is greater in IndyCars than any of the other top disciplines.

You developed the Mario Andretti Racing Experience to allow fans hands-on Indy-style race experience at the track, an experience most would be unable to have otherwise. What is the Mario Andretti Racing Experience really like?

In motor racing, you just don't pick up a race car and go racing, you know? With this Mario Andretti experience, you create something that, for fans, you make it affordable. Obviously, it's very costly to build race cars and maintain them. Just renting the racetrack for a day or two that they're there, it's a big cost if you had to do it on your own, by most people, unaffordable. But by doing it with numbers like this, you can make it very affordable and fun!

Otherwise people would just draw their own conclusions and be totally ignorant about our sport. [They'd] say, "Well it doesn't take an athlete to be a race driver." Well, get in one of those things for a few minutes, and you'll start wondering how can these guys do it for two or three hours. So that's what it's all about.

You come away with a new appreciation, I think, for what race drivers go through. That's what I detect. I was just there in Atlanta... we had a group of 10 VIPs from one of the companies we work with, and it's amazing -- the expression of "wow" when they come out of that car. They come away after a couple hours of running, they run speeds up to 160, 170 [mph].

And because we're all about travel at Travelzoo, I have to ask -- where was the last place you traveled?

My last place I traveled was Italy, couple days ago. I was there for the Italian Grand Prix. It's one of the venues that's obviously very dear to me, my home country. I've won there. And it's Formula One. All of those elements are important. And it's wonderful dining as well.

The Mario Andretti Racing Experience can be found in Miami, Charlotte, Chicago, Phoenix, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Los Angeles.

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