*Unfortunately, the oil spill from the British Petroleum off shore rig continues in the Gulf of Mexico, although clean up efforts continue in earnest.
*Elena Kazan, President Obama's appointee to the Supreme Court, is in the early stages of her confirmation hearings before the Senate subcommittee.
*What may be the last shuttle mission is under way as the space shuttle Atlantis launched May 14 on a supply run to the International Space Station.
*16 year old Jessica Watson of Australia is the youngest person to completely sail around the world on her own.
*The Tribune Media syndicate is ending the (Little Orphan) Annie comic strip on June 13, 2010 due to low readership. At the moment, the strip is appearing within only 20 newspapers across the country. The Tribune stresses that they are not killing off the character, despite the fact that the series is ending in an unfinished cliffhanger, because they hope to revive the character within other media.
SADLY, THE WORLD LOST THIS WEEK...
*Frank Frazetta, talented sci-fi and fantasy painter
*Lena Horne, the legendary chanteuse (Stormy Weather)
*Doris Eaton, the last living member of the famous Ziegfeld Girls dance troupe
*Phyllis Callow-Hodges Boyce, actress
*Dallas Brenden of the Oakland Athletics pitched a perfect game (no walks, hits, nor runs) on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The A's won 4-0.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS...
*Although the full schedules for the 2010-2011 TV season will not be announced until the end of the month, NBC has announced that after 20 seasons(!), Law and Order will not be back on their network this fall!
*Now that Betty White has hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live, the Facebook contingent that lobbied for her has turned their attention to a new objective: getting legendary comedian Carol Burnett a turn as hostess on the program.
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