Wednesday, March 13, 2013

News of the Day 3.13.13

Although this is not a news blog, it seems appropriate to recap today's most important  items.  Never mind Yahoo News or Al Jazeera or the New York Times: here's all you need to know about this particular day in history: the Top Ten Stories, you might say.

1.  The sovereign State of Mississippi has enacted a law barring counties and towns from limiting the amount of sugary carbonated drinks in restaurants and other public places, or keeping small toys from "kid meals" at fast-food restaurants. The so-called "Anti-Bloomberg Bill" awaits the Governor's signature, which is expected soon.

2.  In a related item, the Hostess Company, having filed for Chapter 11 protection in bankruptcy court, has accepted a $410 million buyout bid, so that Twinkies will be available again within a matter of months.

3.   Mr. Stubbs, an alligator in Arizona (who knew that there were alligators in Arizona?), has a new prosthetic tail, having had his original tail bitten off by a surly companion.

4.  Canadian donut shop Tim Hortons is updating the bacon items on its menu.

5.  Street construction will commence Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 28th Street, from Rossville Boulevard to Dodds Avenue.

6.  Senate Bill 225, introduced this month in the Nevada Senate, would make the blue Weimaraner the official state dog.

7.  Bernard Hopkins, 48, has announced that he intends to keep fighting after his victory on March 9 over 30-year-old Tavoris Cloud, in which he became the oldest fighter in history to win a championship (IBF Light Heavyweight).

8.   In other sports news, scientific research has shown that germs are often spread between participants in roller derby games.

9. In Kingshill, Swindon (U.K.), an Aston-Martin automobile worth £180,000 was totalled by a pink Vauxhall Corsa worth £500.

10.  In Rome, Italy, a Baalite usurper from Argentina replaced another Baalite imposter from Germany as head of the world's largest "church," and the most evil institution in human history.

Just another day.....