The Week in Review
The past week has been very tumultuous for the world. We have seen an earthquake devastate Japan and the music industry said good bye to beloved artist Nate Dogg. So here it is, the Week in Review.
It was time to “spring ahead”, as many would say, Monday morning due to everyone’s favorite time change, daylight savings. While you may despise the new lack of sleep, you may find joy in the fact that there will be longer and brighter days. Check it out: Time to Spring Ahead: Daylight Saving Time
There was further trouble in Japan on Monday as the number 3 nuclear reactor suffered an explosion which resulted in the death of 11 people. In an effort to avoid a full meltdown, the Japanese began pumping sea water into the number 2 reactor in order to cool the fuel rods. This method had mixed results however, as the rods in the plant were left exposed for a number of hours. Check it out: Timeline: How Japan’s nuclear crisis unfolded
Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan stated that nuclear situation was still very serious. It has been said that radiation levels around the plants had reached the point to where the levels could potentially be dangerous to health. The Japanese were still continuing the effort to cool the reactors as 50 brave workers stayed behind to work on the reactors. Check it out: New blast, fire fuel nuclear fears as death toll climbs in Japan
Fears in the United States began to rise over Japan’s deteriorating nuclear situation. Fears over California nuclear power plants, there is one near San Luis Obispo, began to resonate within the community. Specifically the fears are over the newly discovered fault line which cuts through the earth less than one half mile way from the plant. Check it out: Fears mounting over U.S. nuclear plants
The Senior class of 2011 took home the first Dixon High Buff Ball Competition. Essentially, it is a boys volleyball competition. The Seniors beat the Junior team in straight sets and then defeated the Sophomore team in the Championship game. Check it out: Senior Boys Win Buff Ball!!!
In other news, 41 year old rapper Nate Dogg passed away on late Tuesday with the news breaking early Wednesday. Details of his death were not immediately released, but it is known that Nate Dogg had suffered a few strokes in the last couple of years. Check it out: Rapper Nate Dogg dead at 41
The United Nations took its first move into the Libya situation by approving an official no-fly zone over the country. The UN also approved a resolution that allows any measures taken that will benefit the citizens of Libya. The resolution was unanimously approved 10-0 by the UN Security council with the countries of China, Russia, India, Germany and Brazil abstaining from the vote. Check it out: UN approves Libya no-fly zone
President Obama warned Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Friday by saying if the UN resolutions are not followed, then military action will be taken by the UN. Other countries are taking similar positions as other leaders expressed a willingness to take quick action. Libya Faces Possible Miltary Force
Utah became the first state to designate an official state handgun as a symbol. The Browning M1911 became the latest symbol of Utah on Saturday, joining the ranks of its other state symbols such as the California Seagull and the Allosaurus, which are the state birds and fossil respectively. Check it out: Utah Approves State Hangun
The United States joined the French on Saturday and began air raids on the Libyan coast. In an effort to enforce the U.N. mandated no fly zone, the allied countries made missile strikes on Libyan anti-aircraft guns located on the Libyan coast in order to protect French planes patrolling the no fly zone. Check it out: CNN Live Blog