Monday, November 26, 2012

Runaway Monday

Good Morning!

This should be an interesting week coming up! Keep your communications device(s) handy!

#1 on the radar - POWERBALL - sit down now - the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing — approx. $425 million - largest ever in the history of the multistate lottery game! (Winner: Think of all the iStuff you will buy!)

In World News, on Tuesday a federal court judge will consider whether to let a lawyer for a man who is suing Facebook withdraw from the case.

Ohio attorney Dean Boland hasn't revealed why he doesn't want to continue to represent Paul Ceglia of Wellsville NY in a multibillion-dollar ownership claim against The Social Network. The request follows news that Ceglia was arrested on (and pleaded 'not guilty' to) charges involving alleged doctoring and destruction of evidence to support his 2010 lawsuit which claims half-ownership of Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, that being based on a 2003 contract with founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook's attorneys are not expected to oppose Boland's withdrawal motion.

And then there's the Middle East...

Here in New York, the case of The Hudson Register-Star 4 hasn't sunset just yet - I expect we'll see (and hear) more about it over the next few days.

The activists vigil against hydraulic fracturing in New York State continues - the candles continue to burn in expectation that Governor Andrew Cuomo will eventually decide fracking is NOT for New York...

and, in line with my recent post on technology, there's new book out that explains how 18th-century newspapers in the US and UK covered the Revolutionary War: Todd Andrlik of Chicago IL started collecting newspapers from the 1700s five years ago. That collection now numbers 400, including some extremely rare publications from the American Revolution. (They musta cost a bundle!)

Andrlik's "Reporting The Revolutionary War" features his writing as well as that of three dozen Revolutionary War historians, authors and scholars. Their essays help put into context the original newspaper accounts of the fighting at such famous battles as Lexington and Concord, Saratoga and Yorktown.

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