News Brief: Superstorm Sandy Bill, Dow Gains, Northwest Ends Bowl Drought, Madonna Fan Sentenced for Resisting Arrest, Hey Leonardo, She Likes Me for Me NOT …

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Here’s the latest news for: Thursday, Jan. 3rd. New Congress sworn in today (Eight Democrats, three Republicans, and one Independent); Superstorm ‘Sandy’ vote Friday; Sandy Hook kids return to class; Louisiana cemeteries are sinking and subject to erosion.

Just a Delay: The “fiscal cliff” compromise, even with all its chaos, controversy and unresolved questions, was enough to send stocks up more than 300 points Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year.

Northwestern University … First Bowl Win Since 1949 …

No. 20 Northwestern won its first bowl game since 1949 with a 34-20 victory over Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald discusses his team’s 34-20 win over Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl.

PTI: Pardon the Interruption …

ESPN PTI’s top stories: Lakers, Bills, Northwestern, Knicks, Sugar Bowl (

‘Tennessee Waltz’ singer Patti Page dies at 85; Madonna fan gets probation for resisting NY arrest; ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Les Miz’ and ‘Argo’ earn producers honors. (Jan. 3)

Patti Page dies: “(How Much is) that Doggie in the Window” lives.

Hey Leonardo: She likes me for me … Not because I hang with Leonardo … Or that guy who played in ‘Fargo’ … I think his name is Steve. The Singles – Blessid Union of Souls

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