News Update: Yesterday we mentioned the petition for Nickelodeon to remove Chris Brown and Rihanna from consideration for Kids’ Choice Awards. Brown has since decided to withdraw his nomination. People magazine
News Update: The launch of space shuttle Discovery has been postponed again. The shuttle will remain on the ground until at least Sunday after a hydrogen leak scrubbed a launch attempt on yesterday. Technicians will not be able to get a close look at the leak site, near the connection of a vent line to the external fuel tank, until Friday afternoon. The vent line carries away excess hydrogen pressure from the tank and the spacecraft to where it is safely burned. If the fix is straightforward and quick, shuttle officials hope to launch the Discovery at 7:43 p.m. Sunday.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at then-President George W. Bush has been convicted of assaulting a foreign leader and sentenced to three years in prison. He defiantly shouted “long live Iraq” when the sentence was read. FOX News
A candidate for mayor of Detroit who has been campaigning to restore integrity to an office rocked by last year’s resignation and jailing of Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick has admitted making false claims about his academic background. Dave Bing, has said for years that he received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse University in 1966, but yesterday said he did not get that degree until 1995. Bing also admitted to lying about having a master’s degree in business administration. NY Times