Saturday, March 13, 2010


*Remember to set your clocks forward one hour in America tonight as Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday.
*Did you celebrate or at least acknowledge International Women's Day earlier this week?
*After several aftershocks, Chile suffered another actual earthquake of a 7.2 magnitude during the inauguration of the country's new president Sebastian Pinera.
*The votes are now being tallied after national elections in Iraq.
*Although the Congressional Republicans are stubbornly digging in their heels on the issue, President Obama is hoping that there will be a final vote on a Health Care Reform package before Easter. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is now starting to look into another election promise: education reform, hoping to put the emphasis back upon actual education instead of just teaching students how to pass standardized tests.
*A mother in Buncome County, North Carolina is accusing a teacher of harassing her sixth grader by constantly calling her a loser, even to the point of deducting points off work and tests because of the perceived status. The local school board is calling it a personnel issue.
*After receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union hoping they would honor the request, the Itawamba County School District in Mississippi decided to cancel the Ag School's prom when Constance McMillen wanted to bring her date (another female who would have worn a tux) to the dance. The local student body is apparently more upset with McMillen than the school board for canceling the prom. Meanwhile, Constance has approached a federal judge in hopes of getting the prom reinstated, but whether or not she and her date can or even will attend remains to be seen.
*Willard Scott celebrated his 60th anniversary with NBC and their Today show this week.
*The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will soon be inducting The Stooges, ABBA, Genesis, The Hollies, and Jimmy Cliff into their august ranks.
*Sony has announced that their Playstation System (the PS3 for sure) will have its own wireless controls akin to the Nintendo Wii available by this fall. There is no confirmation if the new accessory will also work on the PS2.
*With the final contests concluding this weekend, the brackets for the annual NCAA College Men's and Women's college basketball tournaments (aka March Madness) will be determined and announced by Monday.
*Spring training is well underway, with the start for the 2010 Major League Baseball season scheduled for April 2.

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