Unfortunately, I have been under the weather most of this week, so I did not get to report on some of these stories as deeply as I wanted to. But since our last review…
The Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which allegedly means six more weeks of winter before spring arrives. Gee, has anyone checked a calendar to confirm this?
The Obama administration is hopeful that the economic stimulus package will get approved within the foreseeable future, despite continuing Republican opposition to the idea.
Sadly, veteran actor of stage and screen James Whitmore passed away.
In sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers won against the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl 43. It was an interesting, but traditionally short half time show, this year by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, but I wonder if the Boss kept his promise of “I’m going to Disneyworld!” afterwards?
Meanwhile, the Associated Press is reporting that Sports Illustrated can confirm that the New York Yankees were aware that Alex Rodriguez failed a drug test scanning for steroids in 2003.
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