Saturday, September 11, 2010


As has become our trend the last few months, we begin with the latest from the Gulf of Mexico:
*After exhaustive testing, scientists have determined that the waters affected by the infamous British Petroleum oil spill have been seriously depleted of oxygen, which dramatically impacts upon the marine life in the area. How long the affected area will need to repair itself is uncertain.
*Meanwhile, the results of BP's initial self-probe into the incident is blaming Transocean, the management company that oversaw the day to day workings of the oil well, for initiating cost cutting measures that increased the dangers operating the facility.

*On Labor Day, President Barack Obama announced a proposal to start repairs to America's infrastructure of roads, airport runways, and railroad tracks. Guess which political party instantly raised objections to this idea?
*The Republic of Moldova failed to get a definitive answer as to whether or not the country should begin electing their president by popular vote due to low voter turnout on the actual referendum.
*Federal authorities have begun looking into the local governments in the state of California after it was revealed that collectively, the city officials of Vernon earn an estimated $1.6 million a year. Interesting figure considering the city has only 90 people!
*A rare copy of John James Audobon's Birds of America is estimated to go for between $6 to 9 million at an upcoming Sotheby's auction.
*Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
*Mark David Chapman, the assassin of musician John Lennon, was denied his latest request for early parole.
*The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association raised over $58 million dollars in their 2010 Labor Day telethon, the 45th hosted by comedian Jerry Lewis.

*Oprah Winfrey begins the final season of her syndicated television show Monday, September 13th.
*On the same day, the syndicated version of Jeopardy! begins its 27th season, and during the year will celebrate its 6000th episode!

For more news at any time, just scroll down to the IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen image, and for those wondering about why we did not discuss what today is, that is covered in more detail above.

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