Jewcy Zeitgeist: DJ AM and OxyContin, Hubby Hubby Ice Cream, and Earthquake Shakes Jakarta
I’m back! Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: A powerful earthquake shook Jakarta, Indonesia mid-afternoon, killing at least 25 people. The quake triggered landslides that buried homes, leaving at least 50 more feared dead. Charles Gibson will be retiring … Read More
I’m back! Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:
- A powerful earthquake shook Jakarta, Indonesia mid-afternoon, killing at least 25 people. The quake triggered landslides that buried homes, leaving at least 50 more feared dead.
- Charles Gibson will be retiring from ABC’s World News at the end of the year, to be replaced by Diane Sawyer.
- Same-sex ice cream! Ben & Jerry’s has released "Hubby Hubby" in honor of Vermont’s ruling to allow same-sex marriage. [Editor’s Note: I believe the couple is interracial as well.]
- The search is on for a powerful south Indian politician after his helicopter disappeared in rebel Maoist territory. The hunt is expected to continue into the night.
- Whitney Houston returned to the stage for fans for the first time in five years, playing yesterday in Central Park for this morning’s edition of Good Morning America. Fordham College at Lincoln Center freshmen are still bitter that they had to sit through orientation instead of running across the street to see her.
- Pakistan’s religious affairs minister survived an assassination attempt. He was shot at by two men on motorcycles in Islamabad and has sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his leg. His driver, however, was killed in the attack.
- Wildfires rage on outside of Los Angeles, consuming 140,000 acres – the size of Chicago. Low humidity is feared to foster the continued growth of the fire zone.
- The stock exchange in Athens, Greece was under fire overnight, facing a bomb attack that injured one and did significant damage to the building. The investigation is being conducted by Greece’s anti-terrorist unit.
- Preliminary autopsy reports on the death of DJ AM have found several OxyContin pills in his body. They were undigested and the last one remained in his throat.
- A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has killed 23, including the country’s deputy head of the intelligence agency.