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Polaroid Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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The sad day has arrived.

Polaroid had announced a while back that it was ceasing production of its beloved white-trimmed instant pictures. What I don’t quite get, according to CNN, is that:

“The bankruptcy filing was necessary because of an investigation of its parent company, Petters Group Worldwide, which has owned Polaroid since 2005, the Polaroid statement said. The group’s founder and other employees are under investigation for fraud. Polaroid said the investigation does not involve its leadership team.”

I thought it was because sales of Polaroid film were down due to the evolution of digital camera technology?

To read more, check out CNN’s article: “Polaroid files for Chapter 11

No more Polaroid film?

How sad. Apparently the Polaroid film company will be discontinuing the production of its signature white-bordered pictures. Apparently it is a thing of the past and the company is trying to embrace the products of the future. While I don’t use it, I still think that it should stay on the market. But then again, I’m sure it all boils down to money for the company and its profitability.

Check out “Fans bid farewell to Polaroid film” on CNN.

First woman four-star general to lead major Army Command

This is HUGE ya’ll:

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AMC News Service, Nov. 7, 2008) – Lt. Gen. (promotable) Ann E. Dunwoody will assume command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from outgoing commander, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin in a ceremony at the AMC headquarters parade field here Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

read more | digg story

*UPDATE*

CNN.com’s story is using the photos I scanned for the Army’s site haha:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/14/woman.4.star.general/index.html?iref=mpstoryview



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