*Despite obtaining a little success from the latest capping effort, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues. Some predictions say that the broken pipe might not be completely closed until late September. Meanwhile, shrimpers and others dependent upon the Gulf of Mexico for their fishing income are seeking help and restitution because of their lost revenues.
*TO REPEAT A STORY FROM LAST WEEKEND:
McDonald's is recalling ALL the Shrek Forever After promotional glasses it was distributing through their restaurants after discovering traces of cadmium in the Chinese produced imports. Anyone with a glass is urged to return it to their local McDonald's IMMEDIATELY!
*A sudden flash flood during a thunderstorm in Arkansas has left 16 dead, a few others unaccounted for at a local campground, and some residents still tallying the property damage at this posting.
*Abby Sunderland, the California teenager who was attempting her own around the world sailing feat until her boat suffered mechanical problems, has been rescued by the crew of a French fishing boat.
*June 13th is the last day (for now?) of the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. But producer Arielle Tepper Madorn is overseeing an update revival of the musical Annie! for Broadway, who will be handing out their annual Tony awards tomorrow night.
*Ken Griffey, Junior has officially retired from Major League Baseball, as the sport begins the second round of Interleague play for the 2010 season.
*Drosselmeyer won the Belmont Stakes horse race last Saturday.
*The World Soccer tournament continues in South Africa.
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