Deficits in life, but not in deaths| Along the (head)Lines

In Along the (head)Lines on 27 January 2011 at 10:31 am

I guess I will be needing the snow boots after all. [NYT]

Stress isn’t limited to those in the job market; College freshman are experiencing an all-time low in self-evaluation (perhaps because they went to WKU?). [NYT]

Egyptian youth calling and end to Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule: “It was the young people who took the initiative and set the date and decided to go.” [NYT]

Obama administration in support of the riots: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that “the Egyptian government has an important opportunity . . . to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.” [Washington Post]

Uganda gay rights activist beaten to death after suing local newspaper: “He was killed by someone who came in his house with a hammer, meaning anyone else could be the next target.” [BBC]

Second underage girl named in prosecution against Italian prime minister: “Using the services of prostitutes is not a crime in Italy, but paying a prostitute aged under 18 is an offence.” Mr. Berlusconi says allegations are politically motivated, and that he has done nothing wrong. [BBC]

Scotland Yard not getting anywhere with News of the World phone hacker. [BBC]

$1.5 trillion is the biggest budget gap in U.S. history. [Washington Post]

Republicans not in agreement over the enormous, $550 billion dollar military judgment. [NYT]

Jared Lee Loughner’s internet pre-shooting internet surfing is being used in the allegation against him. “The suspect’s focus on several Web sites – covering lethal injection, solitary confinement and political assassinations – could have dramatic implications as prosecutors build their case against him on federal murder charges that could carry the death penalty.” [Washington Post]

Mainstream media is ignoring the Arizona trial for the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores. [Village Voice]

Kansas City Royals pitcher Gil Meche denies 2011 payroll of $12 million, aiming to “do the right thing.” I suppose they don’t mind you breaking your contract when they are the benefactors. [NYT]

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Hydra Lacy Jr., accused shooter, is looking at 30 years if captured. [TBO]

Tampa’s biggest party is just around the corner. []


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