Sunday, March 4, 2012


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

*The Republican Party gears up for what is known as "Super Tuesday" in the United States March 6, with still no definitive candidate to run against incumbent President Barack Obama in November. Mitt Romney won the Washington state Straw vote today, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum in a very close tie for second and Newt Gingrich third.
*North Korea has agreed to stop uranium enrichment procedures in exchange for humanitarian aid.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria and Afghanistan.
*Nominees for the 2012 Nobel Prizes are being considered.
*For comments that he made earlier this week regarding the possible future of birth control being covered by health insurance that The Free Choice cannot repeat since this is a family e-zine, Rush Limbaugh is dramatically losing sponsors

*The annual Iditarod has begun in Alaska.
*The regional college basketball contests to determine who will participate in the annual "March Madness" of the NCAA are underway this weekend.
*Accusations have arisen that the New Orleans Saints of the National Football (non-soccer version) League may have put "bounties" on opposing teams for their player to intentionally injure.
*Matt Kenseth won the much delayed and accident plagued 2012 Daytona 500 auto race.

*Singer/actor Davy Jones, perhaps best known as a member of The Monkees, past away earlier this week from a heart attack at the age of 66.
*Amongst the winners at the 84th Academy Awards February 26 were The Artist for Best Picture, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design.
Meryl Streep's portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady won Best Performing Actress, Christopher Plummer won for Best Supporting Actor in Beginners and Octavia Spencer won for Best Supporting Actress in The Help.

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