Saturday, February 11, 2006 - News - Jay Dee — Producer For Common, Busta And Tribe — Dies - News - Jay Dee — Producer For Common, Busta And Tribe — Dies: "Jay Dee, a.k.a. J Dilla, the Detroit producer and rapper revered by his peers for his work with A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village and Common, died Friday (February 10). He was 32.

Tim Maynor, Jay's manager since 1999, said he died Friday

morning in Los Angeles, but he had no details on the cause of death. Dee, born James Yancey, had been battling kidney problems in recent years, but Maynor believed he had recovered.

'He was the best ever, and very underappreciated,' Maynor said. 'Dilla was very reserved, quiet, all he wanted to do was make beats, make music. It wasn't about the glitz and glory. He wasn't doing it for the spotlight at all. He's a dinosaur who will be missed.'"

Flat-Panel For Those With a Flat-Budget - Gizmodo

Flat-Panel For Those With a Flat-Budget - Gizmodo: "ByDsign is releasing a budget priced flat-panel plasma display. The 50-inch plasma display features a 1366x768 resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,000cd/m2 brightness, stereo speakers with SRS, and two HDMI ports."

Cingular 8125- Cingular Wireless

Cingular 8125- Cingular Wireless: "The Cingular 8100 and 8125 provides access to familiar Microsoft applications at the speed of EDGE on the fastest national wireless data network.

With worldphone capabilities, Windows Mobile 5.0 support, and access to various mail and messaging solutions, the Cingular 8100/8125 will keep you connected while on the go."

Ex-CIA Official Faults Use of Data on Iraq

Ex-CIA Official Faults Use of Data on Iraq: "The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of 'cherry-picking' intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein."

White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm - New York Times

White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm - New York Times: "In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when they were told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans.

But Congressional investigators have now learned that an eyewitness account of the flooding from a federal emergency official reached the Homeland Security Department's headquarters starting at 9:27 p.m. the day before, and the White House itself at midnight."

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