Saturday, April 11, 2009


*President Barack Obama concluded his first foreign tour with a surprise visits to US troops in Iraq before returning to America. As the end of his first 100 days in office rapidly approach, budget issues, domestic policies, and the mandatory State of the Union address await him.
*Somalia pirates operating in international waters has received more attention of late when Captain Richard Phillips surrendered himself in exchange for the safety of his crew. An initial rescue effort by US Naval forces proved unsuccessful, but the pirates are under close scrutiny.
*This week marked the 75th anniversary of the original edition of Cleopatra with Claudette Colbert and the 50th anniversary of Pillow Talk with Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
*Looking ahead, April 13th marks the 35th anniversary of the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game, while April 16th is the 25th anniversary of the comic strip Rose Is Rose.
*Meanwhile, if you have not done so already, the filing deadline for your 2008 state and federal income taxes is this Wednesday, April 15th.
*In Sports: the North Carolina University Tar Heels won the NCAA Men's College Basketball championship while the University of Connecticut Lady Huskies took the Women's title as the topper to a perfect 39-0 season, counting post season play.
*And while Baseball fans celebrated the start of the 2009 regular season this week, the California Angels mourn the loss of pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other passengers to a hit and run driver.
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