Lake Zurich High School:. News Brief. Current issues in the nation and world. For the Week of 2/4/08 – 2/10/08. News Brief for the Week of 2/4/08.
Current issues in the nation and world
For the Week of
2/4/08 – 2/10/08
Hollywood writers on Saturday gave resounding support to a tentative agreement with studios that could end a strike that has crippled the entertainment industry. About 3,500 writers packed the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to hear from union leaders about the proposed deal that was finalized just hours before meetings were held on both coasts by the Writers Guild of America. An outline of the three-year deal was reached in recent talks between media executives and the guild, with lawyers then drafting the contract language that was concluded Friday.
Milwaukee police said 11 people were shot in three separate incidents in a 90-minute period on the city's north side.The first shooting occurred just after 1 a.m. The second shooting occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said six people were shot at Ike's Lounge near 24th Street and Garfield Avenue. The last shooting also happened near Teutonia Avenue and Clarke Street. Police have no suspects in custody.
The death toll in the bombing of a political gathering on Saturday has risen to 27 with more than 50 people wounded in the attack, according to an Associated Press report. The attack, which is likely to raise fears about greater election violence in Pakistan, took place in the town of Charsada in Peshawar province between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sen. Barack Obama swept Saturday's Democratic contests, giving him considerable momentum heading into Sunday's Maine caucuses and three primaries Tuesday. Huckabee and Obama have done well in caucus states like Iowa, where grassroots efforts are more likely to have greater influence. Obama also picked up a boost in Washington with the endorsement of Gov. Christine Gregoire.
In 1940, the cartoon “Tom & Jerry” was created by Hanna and Barbera. They debuted the hit cartoon on this day and it was debuted by MGM studios later on.
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