Saturday, June 27, 2009


*Although the choice of photographers for decades, the Eastman-Kodak company announced this week that it is suspending production of Kodachrome film.
*The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed the Climate Control Bill, although Republicans are referring to it as potentially the biggest job killing bill ever; which is kind of strange considering that it was the last Republican administration that seriously reduced the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency. In any event, the measure still needs to pass through the Senate before going on to the President for approval.
*Although it has not used its formal name in decades, there is a measure going through the Rhode Island and Providence Plantations state legislature to officially shorten the name to just the more commonly used Rhode Island.
*In Sports, Major League Baseball concludes the first round of Inter League play this weekend, and has announced that President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2009 All-Star Game, making him the first U.S. President since Gerald Ford to do so.

The news has been all over the place this week, but The Free Choice e-zine would be remiss in its duties to not report the following obituaries:
*Ed McMahon, the famous co host of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and other television programs as diverse as the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon and Alf's Hit Talk Show, passed away Tuesday.
*Farrah Fawcett, model/actress, best known on television for Charlie's Angels although performed in several well received dramatic roles including The Burning Bed and Small Sacrifices, lost her battle to cancer on Thursday.
*Michael Jackson, musician/actor, who started out life as a member of the Jackson 5 before creating a memorable solo career, passed away later on Thursday of a heart attack. Authorites are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

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