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Yesterday and Today's News - A Month in Review
Every day, every hour, and every minute we’re saturated with media coverage of the news events. Here's a review of the "then and now" status of last month's significantnews stories.
WORLD EVENTS: “Jihad Jane” pleads guilty to US terrorism charges; Assassination attempts on newly-appointed Egyptian VP Omar Suleiman prove unsuccessful; January 28th = 25th anniversary of US Space Shuttle “Challenger” disaster attributed to O-ring failure, and results in death of its seven crew members.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: George Michael Steinbrenner, III, (7/4/30-7/13/10) entered the sports franchise business in 1960; mostly remembered for his ownership of the Yankees. NY Upon his retirement in 2006, sons Hank and Hal Steinbrenner assumed his responsibilities of managing the World-Series winning baseball team.
POLITICAL INTERESTS: Illinois Supreme Court ruling allows former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s name to remain on Chicago mayoral candidate voting ballot.
PERSONALITIES: Former UK (1979-1990) Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Hilda (Roberts) Thatcher, born October 13, 1925; educated in chemistry and law at Somerville College, Oxford; married British businessman Dennis Thatcher, Children – 2; author of “Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World; ethical outlook and personal style is described as “Thatcherism,” retired from public speaking in 2002 at age 77.
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Initiated by Comcast in Spring, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission has approver the its proposed merger plan with NBC and GE. Get ready for a higher cable bill, being blocked from Internet TV, and controlled and limited information on pay TV channels.
ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: Boost your metabolism by eating lots of navy beans, liver, halibut, cereal and spinach.
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Anne Adams, Current Events Editor
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