Morning Media Summary


Sony BMG Greece the latest hacked Sony site:
“In what seems to be a neverending nightmare it appears that the website of Sony BMG in Greece has been hacked and information dumped.”

China’s ‘great firewall’ creator pelted with shoes:
“Chinese police are seeking a man who said he threw eggs and shoes at the architect of China’s “great firewall”, the world’s most sophisticated and extensive online censorship system.”

American Airlines tests streaming in-flight movies via Wi-Fi:
“The days when every passenger in the cabin of a long-haul flight had to watch the same family-friendly movie on an overhead screen are quickly coming to an end.”

Journalist’s Twitter posts spark prosecution call:
“The unnamed writer allegedly named a footballer, who is accused of having an affair, known in court papers as TSE.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Joplin tornado death toll soars to 89:
“A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89 people, but authorities warned that the death toll could climb Monday as search and rescuers continued their work at sunrise.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Casino Regulator Fines Genting Singapore Resort:
“Singapore’s casino regulator has fined the casino resort run by Genting Singapore PLC for violations of the city-state’s rules governing gaming resorts.”

Health / Safety:

States cut back effort to provide drugs for HIV, AIDS:
“Cash-strapped states are scaling back efforts to provide life-saving medicines to HIV patients.”


Pile of debt would stretch beyond stratosphere:
“That was 1981. Since then, the national debt has climbed to $14.3 trillion. In $1,000 bills, it would now be more than 900 miles tall.”


HMM: Sen. Boxer Again Tells ABA to Get Tough With Law Schools On Reporting Employment Data:


SEIU rallies in Salem for new budget strategies:
“Dressed in purple, the Service Employee International Union rallied at the Capitol in Salem during a furlough day Friday to urge legislators to adopt new budget strategies.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Funding Secured For Studies On High-Speed Rail:

“With a second round of federal funding offered, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced that the state will receive $15 million to advance preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the development of a proposed high-speed rail corridor between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.”