Sunday, March 7, 2010

Short Takes

Iraq’s election is today, and bombs are going off in Baghdad.

More aftershocks in Chile.

Pakistan
claims to have killed another leader of the Taliban.

Defections from Scientology: “Fifty-six years after its founding by the science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who died in 1986, the church is fighting off calls by former members for a Reformation.”

Sugar turning sour: the land deal proposed by Gov. Crist to restore the Everglades is in trouble.

Still struggling: the majority of high school sophomores in South Florida are not reading at their grade level.

No Oscars for you — Disney pulls ABC from Cablevision in New York over a contract dispute.