Saturday, January 12, 2013


Amongst events happening within the first full week of the new year...

*A flu epidemic is running across the continental United States, due in part to many people not getting an anti-flu shot last fall when the supply was more abundant.
*The Church of England has agreed to allow gay Bishops, provided they stay celebiate.
*The 113th session of the United States Congress has been sworn in, re-electing Republican John Boehner Speaker of the House.
*Believe it or not, amongst all the ideas and petitions the White House receives each year, someone wanted the United States government to build a fully functional Death Star! A representative of the Obama administration politely explained why that wasn't feasible.
*Tokyo, Istanbul, and Madrid have all submitted bids in hopes of becoming the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics.
*Civil unrest still continues in Syria and Afghanistan.
*This is The Free Choice E-zine's 993rd post on the way to our career 1000th article on Blogger. Unfortunately, all records from our previous site host were lost when the company went out of business.

*A new Miss America will be crowned at the end of the competition to be held later tonight, with representatives of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands competing.
*The 2013 Golden Globes Awards will be presented Sunday, January 13th.
*The Razzies (also known as the Golden Raspberries) nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Screen Couple, Worst Prequel/Rip-off/Remake or Sequel, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Screen Ensemble have been announced; with the concluding film of the Twlight Saga leading the way with 11 nominations. The awards will presented on February 23, the day before the 2013 Academy Awards are presented.
*On the opposite side of the aisle, the Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Animated Feature, Best Foreign Film, and other categories have been announced; with Lincoln leading with 12 nominations and Life of Pi a close second with 11. The Academy Awards will be presented February 24th.

*For only the second time within its history (the last time was in 1996), no one received enough votes to be nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Amongst the potential candidates were suspected steroids users Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sousa.
*Players and owners have reached an agreement, allowing professional hockey games in the National Hockey League to resume a shortened season by January 19th; although the 2012-13 All Star Game is still cancelled.

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