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February 24 2011 Current Events Newsletter

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We're All in This Together
Unemployment plays a huge role in civil unrest. The reality of the US economy is simply this: If this country doesn’t find a way to bring back the jobs it’s lost over the past 15-plus years, quality of life and cost of living won’t matter.

WORLD EVENTS: Baby dolphins are washing up on the shores of US states, Alabama and Mississippi; Death toll tops 1,000 from quake in Christchurch, New Zealand; Oil prices in excess of $103/barrel; Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, faces extradition to Sweden.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Vanessa Redgrave, actress and political activist (01/30/1937 - ), daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave, actor, director and author (03/20/08 – 03/21/85) and Rachel Kempson, actress (05/28/1910 – 05/24/2003), sister of actress Lynn Redgrave (03/08/23 – 05/02/2010) and actor Corin William Redgrave (07/16/39 – 04/06/2010) and mother of actresses Joely Richardson (01/09/1965 - ) and Natasha Jane Richardson (05/11/63 – 03/18/2009) and son, screenwriter and film director Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Nero (09/16/1969 - ).

POLITICAL INTERESTS: Former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel wins mayoral bid of “Windy City.”

PERSONALITIES: Dame Elizabeth Taylor (02/27/1932 - ), actress and AIDS activist, married 8 times, and currently hospitalized in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for congestive heart failure

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Regarded as the leader of the fleet, the US Shuttle, Discovery, has launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time. At the end of its final flight, it will have covered 143 million miles.

ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: 10 most depressing careers: Nursing home/Child care workers; food service staff; social workers; health-care workers; artists, entertainers, writers; teachers; administrative support staff; maintenance and grounds workers; financial advisors and accountants; sales people.

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