Archive - Feb 2010 - Blog entry
Orlando's SeaWorld suspended its famous orca shows after a killer whale lived up to his name Wednesday, drowning a trainer in front of horrified onlookers.
Police said 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau slipped and fell into his pool, but a witness said the orca rose up from the water and grabbed her by the waist and shook her
On February 22, 2010, former vice president Dick Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after experiencing chest pains. His doctors are evaluating the situation and he is resting comfortably, according to a statement by his staff.
On February 22, 2010 Bob Dole (1996 presidential nominee)was hospitalized for pneumonia.
On February 20, 2010, Alexander Haig died from complications from a staphylococcal infection
Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number-two ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.
Accident & death of Nodar Kumaritashvili
Kumaritashvili qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics. During a training run at the Whistler Sliding Centre Kumaritashvili was injured after serious accident. He flew off the track and hit a support column. His injuries apparently required medical personnel to perform chest compressions. He was reportedly going 90 mph (144.3 km/h) when he hit the concrete post. He succumbed to his injuries in a Vancouver hospital.
Baldwin, who is due to host the Oscars on 7 March, was discharged from the New York hospital after an hour.
His spokesman put the incident down to a "misunderstanding".
"This was a misunderstanding on one person's part," said Matthew Hiltzik in a statement.
"Alec was quickly released from the hospital, he's completely fine and is at work today."
Louis Gossett Jr. recently learned he has prostate cancer, but it is in an early stage, the actor said Tuesday.
"I count this diagnosis among the many challenges I have faced in my life and overcome," Gossett said in a statement. "I expect this to be no different."