Saturday, June 30, 2012


Celebrating their 100th anniversaries this year: L. L. Bean; Fenway Park, home field to the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball; Universal Studios, Paramount Studios,  and the Oreo Cookie.
Independence Day is July 4 (next Wednesday) in the United States of America.

Amongst events happening around the world this past week...
*Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has vowed "to do what the Supreme Court didn't" and repeal "Obama Care" as his first official act as President of the United States if elected.
*UNESCO has declared the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem the first World Heritage Site.
*The Chinese space capsule Shenzhou 9 successfully returned to Earth with all three astronauts.
*Believe it or not, the city of Stockton, California has filed for bankruptcy protection.
*A Salavador Dali drawing stolen from a New York gallery was returned via the postal system!
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Bahraini, and Pakistan.

*The Supreme Court upheld the basic tenets of what has been billed as "Obama Care" (officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), but stated that implementation is up to the individual states, leaving many in need to wonder just how much health care they will eventually have that they do not possess now.
*Minors found guilty of crimes cannot automatically be sentenced to life without parole.
*The State of Arizona's immigration law is unconstitutional, except the provision allowing officers to ask about a person's citizenship status if suspected of being illegal while questioned if relevant to current case being investigated.

*Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced their intention to divorce.
*Director, playwright, and screenwriter Nora Ephron has passed away.
*The Spice Girls reunited to attend the premiere of Viva Forever!, a musical based upon their songs, at a West End playhouse.

*The UEFA Euro 2012 tournament (European football/soccer) is approaching its final matches.
*Final preparations are underway for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, as individual countries finalize their teams.

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