*Today is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, two ancient methods of helping to reduce stress and proven to aid in taking care of one's health.
*This week marks the tenth anniversary of the weekly newspaper supplement American Profile.
*Today also marks the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope and its invaluable assistance in understanding the vast universe our planet finds itself amidst.
*This week marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 24 hours set aside to remind everyone of something they should be doing EVERY day: helping to take care of the one true home we all have. -
*The state of Arizona has passed stricter immigration legislation against illegal aliens, but some warn that such measures might lead to racial profiling and international trouble with Mexico. Arizona representatives said the measure was passed due to the inaction of the Federal government on the matter, to which President Barack Obama responded that such matters should be addressed on the national level to be fully effective, and has put that on his agenda, along with the current topics of energy, education, and financial reforms.
*Potential financial reform measures include expanding the powers of the FDIC to include such "non-banks" like AIG and Lehman Brothers, and at least regulating salaries for high level executives, if not initiating an actual salary cap.
*While trapped visitors have been able to leave Iceland, the volcanic ash is still a concern to residents and environmentalists alike.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS...
*The DVD release of Avatar is breaking sales records, including the first day results record previously established by Batman: The Dark Knight.
*In keeping up with the times, Archie Comics has announced the introduction of a new student at Riverdale High: Kevin Keller, for this fall. Keller will be the first openly gay/homosexual character at Riverdale and within the comic book line. Most comic book stores within the "Bible Belt" are threatening to boycott Archie publications! This new development is generating a lot more reaction than when Archie Andrews kissed Valerie Brown of Josie and the Pussycats in a recent issue of the flagship title. Although that inter-racial kiss did not generate the reaction of when Captain Kirk kissed Lt. Uhura on the "Plato's Stepchildren" episode of the original Star Trek. My how times change...
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