Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mobile Phone Deal
AT&T is buying T-Mobile for $39 billion. It's all part of an attempt to make sure millions more Americans get the experience of dealing with AT&T's dropped calls and internet service failures.

Missile Attack
Missiles launched from British submarines destroyed a top Libyan command center overnight. It's not clear what this means for people who had Moamar Qadaffi making the Final Four in their brackets.

Gender Issues
M.I.T. is now battling allegations that it's hiring policies unfairly favor women. It's also battling allegations that some of its students actually know how to talk to women.

New Child Seat Guidelines
Doctors now say that infants and toddlers should remain in rear-facing seats until they are two years old... mostly so they won't see their parents texting and driving.

Wilpons Fire Back
The Mets owners are launching some nasty attacks on Madoff trustee Irving Picard. Picard is countering by hiring Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez.

March 21st

1556: Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake; the tradition of tailgating begins.

1970: The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto. He then throws the proclamation into the street.

1980: President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, and the lack of any hot gymnasts on the Russian team.


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