Saturday, March 7, 2009

Short Takes

Out of work — the unemployment figures for February hit 651,000 and reach 8.6% in Florida.

President Obama will lift the ban on embryonic stem-cell research on Monday.

No Indefinite Detention — the Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling that allowed the president to detain legal U.S. residents for however long they want to without charging them.

More Trouble for Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL).

R.I.P. Sydney Chaplin — The son of Charlie Chaplin and a good actor in his own right dies at 82.

Tigers Beat: Yankees 7, Tigers 3 in Tampa. 30 days to Opening Day.

“To Seek Out New Life…” — A spacecraft is launched to look for other earth-like planets.

Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend. Move your clocks ahead an hour unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Samoa, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Speaking of time and space travel, from those wonderful folks who brought you “Gilligan’s Island”…