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January 6 2011 Current Events Newsletter

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Hungary's Media Suppression
Under newly-elected Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) now serves as a governmental watchdog on all private and public media outlets. See for yourself if you think its tenements and penalties qualify as media suppression.

WORLD EVENTS: International Energy Agency declares recovering economies of developed nations could be at risk by higher oil prices; 112th US Congress: Republicans control the House/Democrats control the Senate; In an effort to combat illegal whaling operations, Japan is tightening its rules by requiring fisherman to report to police immediately if they discover dead whales in their nets or washed ashore; China releases photos of stealth aircraft.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: 2011 NY State Governor, Andrew Mark Cuomo, father of former 1983 NY Governor, Mario Cuomo, and grandfather of Christopher Cuomo, ABC news journalist.

POLITICAL INTERESTS: Recently elected 36th President of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, is the first woman to hold this office; age - 63, married – 1 child, religion-catholic.

PERSONALITIES: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-born actress of film, television and stage. Crowned Miss Hungary 1936 at age 19; now, age 93 and hospitalized for possible below-the-knee amputation of right leg.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: US IRS claims to need until at least mid-to-late February to reprogram its processing systems due to last-minute 2010 tax code changes enacted on December 17.

ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: Vitamin-D deficiency has been shown to be more common in females age 50 and older. Remedies: Lots of milk and sunshine!

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