Friday, February 15 in the news......
- Another shooting rampage in the USA has seen a gunman open fire on a geology class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon, killing five people before taking his own life on stage as panicked students ran and ducked for cover. The killer is believed to be American and the weapon used is believed to be an American right.
- In a fresh sign of trouble for Hillary Rodham Clinton, one of the former first lady's congressional black supporters intends to vote for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. When the Clinton campaign called the congressional supporter for an answer to whom they would vote for, they asked if the Clinton's ever played roulette, to which 'on occasions' was the answer, this was then followed by a response down the phone of 'Always bet on black!'
- China defended its policies in Darfur on Thursday and rejected attempts to link the humanitarian crisis to the Beijing Olympics, a day after Steven Spielberg said his conscience would not allow him to continue working as an adviser to the event. Steven Spielberg, after accepting the job, and working for a couple of years on it, has stepped down at a crucial time and it is seen as a very bad piece of publicity on the eve of the Olympics for China. President Ahmadinejad of Iran called his Chinese counterpart, asking if he gets his email joke now, the one where 'Trust me' means 'Fuck you' in Jewish.