Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Short Takes

Hu’s Not There — Rioting in China has cut short President Hu Jintao’s trip to the G-8.

Meanwhile, fighting continues in Urumqui between the Han and the Uighurs.

Yawn — Russians aren’t giving President Obama the rock star treatment.

The rioting may be over, but there’s still a power struggle in Iran.

“Well Qualified” — So says the ABA about Judge Sotomayor. That’s their highest rating.

Speaking of lawyers, Alberto Gonzales has landed a teaching gig.

Mediator — Costa Rican President Oscar Arias agrees to mediate the Honduras dispute.

Miami-Dade School Board drafts a budget with no layoffs of employees.

Hot town — Miami hit 95 F yesterday, tying a record. It’s expected to cool off later in the week.

There was a funeral in L.A. yesterday.

Tigers win against KC.