Monday, April 6, 2009

Short Takes

Earthquake in Italy — At least 40 dead in central Italy. (I have friends and relatives there; I hope they’re safe.)

Coming Home — The media ban against coverage of arrivals of the fallen at Dover is lifted.

The North Korean missile was a dud, but it had the desired effect; everybody’s talking about it.

Talking Turkey — The president winds up his overseas trip in Ankara and Istanbul. (What, you think I’m going to pass up a pun like that?)

Closing corporate tax loopholes is under consideration as the Florida legislature looks for ways to raise revenue. Beats having a bake sale.

Spring break weather that’s more like winter? South Florida is slated for one last cold snap.

The bird may talk, but will it sing? — A parrot goes to court in Boca Raton to determine ownership.