Celeste Headlee, The Takeaway
Celeste Headlee, is a former co-host of The Takeaway.
Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers for interesting stories. Here's her list for this morning:
Plans to build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero were approved last night. Once this becomes national news, it will probably explode. From the article:
"The meeting was unruly, with project opponents jeering at speakers and yelling comments such as 'You're building over a Christian cemetery!' while holding signs that read, 'Show respect for 3000,' among other things.
Almost 7,000 high school students may not graduate in a couple of weeks because they haven't passed new state tests. From the article:
"We know we'll have kids [for whom] this is all they need to graduate," said Mary Berrie, executive director of alternative and extended learning programs for the Minneapolis public schools. "Some are kids who are already accepted into colleges in the fall."
Forecasters predict that between 15 and 18 storms will hit during the next hurricane season. From the article:
"In 160 years of record keeping, only eight seasons have brought 16 or more storms, according to AccuWeather.com." Lessons from Katrina married with the situations in Haiti and the Gulf are making people on the southern coasts scared and some are considering a move out of the area, at least temporarily.
People generally keep cribs for generations, but the government says drop side cribs kill children and should all be tossed out, not saved. They will soon be banned entirely.