While Bob is away, News Cut is on a pseudo vacation as well. But, that doesn’t mean we’re gonna let you News Cut readers go without a fix, so I thought I’d share some interesting reading with you. Here’s a quick smattering of things you may have missed during your hectic day, both on Minnesota Public Radio and around the Internet:
- The DOW finished below 7K for the first time in over a decade – Pretty sure the next roller coaster at a Six Flags near you is going to be called DOW. “You must be this in debt to ride this ride.”
- A journalist, originally from Fargo, was arrested in Iran – If it were indeed because of the bottle of wine, how is it that you can buy wine in a country where it is illegal to buy wine? Head, begin spinning in 3…2…1
- The Norm Coleman team rested their case today in the Senate election trial – MPR’s Elizabeth Stawicki recaps the past five weeks, yes FIVE weeks, of the trial. Wrap your head around that folks, five weeks, and now it is finally the other team’s turn. /facepalm
- Call Guinness, AIG’s $61.7 billion loss is the largest in corporate history – I believe the section of the record book is in the back, under the “D’oh!” category.
- Obama will meet British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tomorrow – I’m curious if they will have as cozy of a relationship as Bush and Tony Blair had.
- This company re-created the Hudson River plane landing in a computer animation – Interesting stuff, and cool to see that pilot at Obama’s address last week. That guy has it made, I forsee a book deal or made-for-TV movie in his future.
That’s all I have for now. Bob, hurry back, the News Cutterites are going to get restless!