Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Short Takes

Tropical Update: Invest 94 is still out there east of the Lesser Antilles.

More troops — Gen. McChrystal wants more for Afghanistan.

The Los Angeles wildfire is still out of control.

January 19, 2010 is the date of the special election in Massachusetts to fill the vacancy left by the death of Ted Kennedy… unless they change the law.

Civil rights — the Justice Department will re-energize its efforts to enforce the laws.

X-Men join the Seven Dwarfs — Disney buys Marvel.

Crash — Floridians trying to renew their license plates or drivers licenses before the fee hike today overwhelmed the state’s computers. (I did both cars two weeks ago for two years.)

Ka-ching — The Seminoles and the governor cut a gambling deal.

Please, Mr. Postman — Cuba and the U.S. resume talks on direct mail delivery.

The Tigers lost to Tampa Bay. They’re still in first place in the division.