DiMasi indictedRead David Bernstein's take on this on this. [Globe]
Some charges dropped against FaireySome, but not all. [Greg Cook]
Obama hits the Middle EastHis first trip there as President [CSM]
Obama picks Army SecretaryIt's House Republican McHugh [WaPo]
E3 continues unabated
I don’t usually write sappy community stories. That’s what recklessly nostalgic metro columnists are for. But after the one annual occasion that I see a Boston Public School operate from the inside – during the Timilty Middle School’s Promising Pals Breakfast – I’ve always felt compelled to write articles that might qualify for “The Good News of Boston” – the newspaper Mayor Tom Menino once said he wished was published.
This woman almost certainly
wasn’t watching, but I sure was. And it was as great as anyone could’ve hoped
for. Keep it up, Conando.At last! After
three months of dark and lonely nights, it feels so good to be back in the
ConeZone.That Forrest Gump-esque cross-country run, a nod
to the first scene of his first show, was really well done.
Brazilian team finds debrisFrom the Air France crash [Times Online]
Minnesota is still short one SenatorState Supreme Court to hear case today [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Clark Rockefeller is on trial Somewhat amusingly, yesterday's court action was delayed by the T. [Boston Globe]
E3 is happening
One of the biggest (if not THE biggest) contact lens solution maker, Bausch & Lomb Inc., has settled nearly 600 lawsuits, worth around $250 million, with customers who contracted fungal infections after using the flagship product, ReNu MoistureLoc., the Associated Press reported. The company still has many more claims to settle.
I'm not generally prone to blindly push along potential rumors (even if they're probably true) that I stumbled across on line, but it seems that IP addresses from the Church of Scientology have been banned from editing Wikipedia content. Allegedly - believe it or not - they've been accused of changing entries so as to make them fit the church's better interests (rather than the facts).
The Secret of Monkey Island, one of the best PC games of all time and the inspiration for Phoenix contributor Mitch Krpata's blog, is getting a modern makeover for the XBox Live Arcade this summer, according to news out of E3. The timing is off a bit to capitalize on the popularity of wacky pirates, but anyone who's played the original will still welcome this as fantastic news.
Last Saturday night at midnight, Johnny Cupcakes brought late-80s gamer geek classic The Wizard to the Coolidge. People who crave their fix of both Nintendo nostalgia and exclusively designed Powerglove posters flocked to the theatre early that night. I arrived at 11:15 to find the line stretched down the alley.
GM going bankrupt This is really happening [BBC]
Abortion doctor slainKansas man provided late-term abortions [WaPo]
Plane disappears off coast of BrazilFlight was heading to Paris with more than 200 passengers on board [CSM]
Conan starts tonightWon't be much of a change, really. [NY Times]