Saturday, November 12, 2011


Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week...

*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Israel, and Yemen.
*Doctor Conrad Murray was found guilty in the death of entertainer Michael Jackson.
*Asteroid YU55 safely passed by the Earth on Tuesday, the closest an object has done so since 1976.
*The Occupy Wall Street grassroots movement and its variants across the United States and the world continues.
*The Democratic Party is claiming victory in several local United States elections held Tuesday, including the defeat of a referendum sponsored by Ohio's Republican Governor to repeal collective bargaining.
*University students in London marched in peaceful protest this week over another rise in tuition costs.
*The investigation into the British tabloid The News hacking into otherwise secured phone databanks continues.
*Sadly, the Western Black Rhinoceros has been declared extinct by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

*Pennsylvania State University has fired head football coach Joe Paterno over allegations of having sex with underage boys. University President Graham Spanier has also lost his job over allegations of at least ignoring the claims over the years, if not covering them up outright. Security is beings strengthened for Penn State's last at home game today as many protesters are expected.
*Boxer Joe Frazier has passed away from liver cancer at age 67.
*The Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball have changed their name to the MIAMI Marlins.

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