I’m writing this from the newsroom of “Beat the Press,” and will be running around for the rest of the day. Tomorrow I leave for a five-day backpacking trip. So don’t look for any new posts until late next week.
For your amusement, GlobalPost offers a North Korean beer commercial, clocking in at two and a half minutes. I didn’t even know they had televisions in North Korea.
I just arrived in Batavia, N.Y., where I’ll be for the next few days. I’m doing some reporting for my book project on the Batavian, an online-only newspaper published by Howard Owens, the former director of digital publishing for GateHouse Media.
Internet access at the Holiday Inn where I’m staying seems pretty slow, so I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. In any case, expect blogging to be light.
I’m leaving later today for a four-day reporting trip to New Haven, New York and northern New Jersey. Blogging will be light, though I intend to follow the Boston Globe union vote on Monday as closely as I’m able.
The suspect in the shooting of two soldiers in Little Rock, Ark., one fatally, has been identified. And as with the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the slaying of Pvt. William Long appears to be an act of domestic terrorism. From the New York Times:
The gunman, identified by the police as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad of Little Rock, fled the scene and was arrested minutes later a short distance from the recruiting station, in a bustling suburban shopping center….
In a lengthy interview with the police, Mr. Muhammad said he was angry about the killing of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chief [Stuart] Thomas [of the Little Rock Police Department] said. Previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, Mr. Muhammad told investigators that he had converted to Islam as a teenager, Chief Thomas said.
The injured soldier, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, is said to be in stable condition.
It is absolutely horrifying that two people have died at the hands of gunmen who have been charged with taking their political beliefs to a deadly extreme.
I’ll be on “NightSide with Dan Rea,” on WBZ Radio (AM 1030), from 10 to 11 p.m. tonight. I suspect the troubles at the Boston Globe will come up.
If you happen to be up early tomorrow, I’ll be on “The Boston Sunday Review” on WBCN Radio (104.1 FM) from 8 to 9 a.m.
… nearly every adult has little blobs of brown fat that can burn huge numbers of calories when activated by the cold, as when sitting in a chilly room that is between 61 and 66 degrees.
By that measure, I should be down to about 137 pounds.