Saturday, June 26, 2010


We start off with the latest on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
*The southeastern edge of the spill is drifting towards the shores of Cuba. Scientists still fear it getting past the Florida Keys and further into international waters by the end of August.
*Although not an immediate threat, Tropical Storm Adam has renewed environmentalists concerns about the added damage a tropical storm or hurricane could do to the already beleaguered Gulf.
*Meanwhile, a centrifuge project overseen by actor Kevin Costner has proven effective in post recovery efforts, successfully removing up to 99% of the oil from contaminated water.

*Although they failed to reach an agreement on economic policies, the representatives of the latest Global Summit have reached an accord on terrorism and sanctions against North Korea's illegal experimentation with nuclear material.
*President Barack Obama has replaced General Stanley A. McChrystal with General David Petaeus to oversee military operations in Afghanistan.
*Former Vice-President Dick Cheney has been hospitalized because of recent cardiac concerns.

In Entertainment News...
*One year after the death of entertainer Michael Jackson, fans mourn anew in memoriam.
*His former physician, Doctor Conrad Murray, has yet to actually go to trial on charges relating to Jackson's demise.
*Meanwhile Joe Jackson, father of the deceased, has filed a wrongful death suit against Murray. This civil action is independent of other charges.

In Sports...
*It took a record 149 pitches, but Edwin Jackson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitched a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays with the final score of 1-0.

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